4 people are charged for murder of man from Springfield in February
City police detectives broke a five-month old murder case with the arrests of three adults and one juvenile. The four suspects are accused of murdering Curtis Payne, 30, at his home at 2357 S. Dollison Ave. on Feb. 11. Tyler Keithley, 19; Jeremiah Devaliti, 18; and Kearstain Sleeth, 24 all face second-degree murder, first-degree burglary and armed criminal action charges for Payne's death.
The charge against ...
Jail inmates discover $1 million in pot during litter cleanup in NW Missouri
A northwest Missouri cleanup crew consisting of jail inmates and a sheriff's deputy went into a roadside ravine to clean up trash and instead discovered more than 600 pounds of packaged marijuana.
The St. Joseph News-Press reports a crew from Buchanan County jail was working Monday south of St. Joseph when they discovered 678 1-pound packages of pot and three large sacks of loose marijuana.
Buchanan County ...
Kansas City area youth soccer coach admits videotaping young girls
A suburban Kansas City youth soccer coach has pleaded guilty to secretly videotaping young girls while they changed their clothes in his daughter's bedroom.
The U.S. Attorney's office says 40-year-old Joel D. White, of Lee's Summit, pleaded guilty Wednesday to three counts of attempting to produce child pornography. White remains in federal custody to await sentencing.
White coached girls' under-12 and under-15 soccer teams through the Lee's ...
"Usies" becoming popular trend (take a look at ours)
What do you call a group selfie? An usie, of course!
As in "us." Pronounced uss-ee, rhymes with fussy.
"Usies are a growing trend that I think have far more social value than selfies," said Michal Ann Strahilevitz, a professor of marketing at Golden Gate University in San Francisco who studies consumer behavior. "It's magical capturing moments we share with other people."
In contrast to one-person selfies, usies ...
Sheriff: Suspects for beating of elderly man are part of 'organized ring'
The Pulaski County sheriff says the people suspected of beating and robbing an 82-year-old man likely are involved in other crimes in Pulaski and surrounding counties. Officers arrested six people on Monday and early Tuesday for that crime.
At a news conference on Wednesday morning, a son and daughter of beating victim Robert Willhite shared photos of him. Willhite is recovering in a hospital with critical ...
Family of beaten Pulaski County man relieved suspects are behind bars
The family of an elderly Pulaski county man beaten and robbed in his home are relieved that the suspects are behind bars. It should also be a relief for many others.
Robert Willhite's son and daughter attended a news conference with the Pulaski County sheriff this morning, and they expressed their gratitude for investigators' hard work to bring in those responsible for injuring their dad.
Linda Willhite ...