Roy E. Samuels, 64, was wearing an ankle bracelet that monitored his movements while he was on parole for burglary. He is accused of committing 34 burglaries in Kansas City between July and September 2013.
A University of Kansas investigation into reports of multiple sexual assaults during a gathering at the Kappa Sigma house on Sept. 26 and 27 found that the fraternity had violated KU’s Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities.
Katie L. Grimes is accused of pouring scalding bleach water on her 2-year-old daughter. Prosecutors allege that Grimes did not immediately seek medical attention for her, and neither did her grandmother, Karen Wynn, who was aware of the burns.
A fund to cover expenses for a 37-year-old Pleasant Valley police officer seriously wounded during a traffic stop has been set up at a local credit union. Jacob Baldwin remained hospitalized Tuesday following the incident late Saturday on Interstate 35 near Interstate 435 in Clay County.
KC NoVa sent teams of officers to arrest members of criminal groups responsible for violent crimes in the area of south Kansas City where 6-year-old Angel Hooper died in October. As part of Operation Halo, they also passed out cards bearing this message: “We will not stand by as the children of our community are gunned down.”
Tens of thousands of local kids go without enough food on weekends. The Star is partnering with Harvesters to raise money for the area’s hungriest children. All money goes to Harvesters’ BackSnack program, which provides low-income children weekend meals. Just $25 provides a child BackSnacks for a month; $250 provides BackSnacks for a year.
A Missouri appeals court said evidence of marijuana possession and production against a former college instructor should be thrown out because of a defective search warrant. Matthew Rouch initially came under suspicion after making a Facebook post that some considered threatening. He said he was just making a joke.
Jacob Baldwin, 37, who was shot in the face in a traffic stop Saturday night on Interstate 35, remained in serious but stable condition at a hospital, authorities said Monday. Omar D. Maria, 31, of Kansas City, is being questioned regarding the shooting but has not been charged.
Two women were robbed in their homes Monday morning, and one victim was sexually assaulted and shot. The first incident occurred in the 3100 block of Eaton Street. The second happened two hours later in the 2500 block of North 64th Street.
Federal prosecutors said Tracy Picanso, 58, and Roy Ehrett, 56, were engaged in a multimillion-dollar synthetic drug operation. They owned a business in Olathe that produced and sold substances that had effects similar to marijuana and stimulants.
Police on Jan. 30 pursued Joshua Blake Hardin, 24, because dispatchers had received a report that he was assaulting a female passenger while driving erratically through eastern Jackson County. He injured another motorist by crashing into his vehicle.
F. Jeffrey Miller, operated a fraudulent real estate business, has been sentenced to an additional three years in federal prison because he violated the terms of his supervised release, prosecutors announced Monday.