a Felony lane ganga strikes in county
A gang from Florida referred to as the "felony lane gang" is being held responsible in numerous thefts from automobiles and forgeries occurring throughout the Midwest, as well as other parts of the country.
Sheriff and prosecutor get their requested funds
In the nick of time, the Platte County commission unanimously approved the 2012 budget, which contains significant modifications from the budget proposed by the commission merely a week ago.
Alleged sex offender posed as police officer
A man impersonating a Kansas City police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman, and police want to know whether he has victimized anyone else.
NRAD halts project after criminal charge
"I think every one of you ought to step down you need to leave now resign. Let other people step in here that are concerned about the taxpayers and their money!" Those are some of the comments made by several local taxpayers who are not pleased with the Northland Regional Ambulance District's board of directors these days.
Thu May 23, 2013
Eight-time drunk-driver gets 15 years in slammer
An eight-time drunk driver has been sentenced to 15 years in prison, the maximum in Missouri for driving while intoxicated.
No criminal charges against captain
There will be no criminal charges filed as the result of an investigation of a personnel situation involving a captain in the Platte County Sheriff's Department.
Dearborn man, son charged with sex crimes
A Platte County man and his son have been charged with committing sex crimes against a victim less than 14-years-old. The Platte County Prosecutor's Office charged Darren Paden, 50, of Dearborn and his son, Anthony Paden, 25, formerly of Dearborn and now of Bellevue, Neb.
Wed May 22, 2013
The Kansas City Star
Missouri sentencing law for juveniles draws criticism
Under Missouri law, anyone convicted of first-degree murder is either sentenced to death or to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The Kansas City Star
Federal child pornography charges are announced against prisoner
A Kansas City, North, producer of child pornography, sentenced to 30 years in state prison more than a decade ago, now faces federal charges just ahead of a fall parole hearing.
Sat May 18, 2013
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This week, The Landmark Newspaper begins its 149th year of consecutive publication.
Wed May 15, 2013
Grandpa's concerns land registered sex offender in hot water
Darin Mason, a registered sex offender of 11 1/2 years, runs a basketball league for school-aged children out of Riverside where he's also being investigated.
Mon May 13, 2013
Two injured after car slams into south KC home
Police say the driver and a child in the house were taken to the hospital. Both were not seriously hurt.
Sat May 11, 2013
KMOV-TV Saint Louis
Two escaped inmates charged in Missouri with attempted kidnapping
Two inmates who fled a Kansas prison face several charges in Missouri where they're accused of trying to ambush the officers pursuing them and of attempting to kidnap the mayor of the small town where they were eventually captured after less than a day on the run.
Kansas City InfoZine
Trails KC System Expanding in Platte County
A two-mile missing gap in the Missouri Route 152 Trail between Ambassador Drive and Line Creek Parkway will bid in June.
Fri May 10, 2013
Kansas Prison Break: Negotiations underway with 2 of 3 escaped inmates, report says
Allen Hurst, Scott Gilbert and Randy Ridens reportedly escaped from the Lansing Correctional Facility in Kansas, May 9, 2013.
Six adults, 1 infant evacuated in Shawnee apartment fire
Authorities in Missouri and Kansas are searching for three men who escaped from the Lansing Correctional Facility.
The Wichita Eagle
3 minimum security inmates escape Lansing prison, flee to northwest Missouri
Schools in the area went into lockdown amid reports of the suspects firing weapons from a vehicle.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Chinese Automotive Supplier to Build $45M Manufacturing Facility in Kansas City
"Our Kansas City region is seeing significant job creation from automotive industry suppliers due to the massive reinvestment from our local auto manufacturers including Ford and GM," said area is home to large-scale manufacturing operations for both GM and Ford, which have expanded to become the region's largest manufacturing employers.