Human trafficking occurs in many locations, but sex slaves are moved frequently and truck stops become crossroads. Like Missouri already, Kansas will work with a group that trains truckers to watch for trafficking victims.
Odalis Sharp of Auburn had taken her family to perform for armed occupiers in Oregon. Her daughter was riding in a truck with the rancher who was shot when he ran a roadblock. Update: Sharp said in an interview that the state has taken seven of her children.
No person or business can bank on a hack-free existence, experts say. And keeping pace with criminal hackers is only getting tougher. A conference in Overland Park this week will bring together experts who battle a growing threat.
A former Kansas City police officer accused of excessive force during an arrest pleaded guilty last week to a misdemeanor charge of harassment. Shannon D. Hansen, 46, of Kansas City, was sentenced to two years of probation, including 30 days of shock time.
Police responding to a call on Sunday evening found the body of a man lying near a sidewalk in the 300 block of North Drury Avenue in Kansas City’s northeast area. He appeared to have been fatally shot.
The man accused of killing five people in Kansas and Missouri would have been the first priority under a federal program. But various missteps kept him out of reach of federal authorities before the March shootings, raising questions about coordination between local and federal agencies.