Excelsior Springs, MOkchi.com

Highway Patrol Accidents and Arrests

The Missouri Highway Patrol reports one accident and several arrests in the area counties Thursday. At about 10:45 am, an Excelsior Springs man was injured in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 6 near Jamesport. Fifty-one-year-old Leslie Keasling was eastbound on a motorcycle and failed to make it through a curve and ran off the road. He was taken to Liberty Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries. He was wearing a helmet.
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Kansas City, MOfox4kc.com

Man shot and killed on Kansas City’s east side

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man was shot and killed overnight, leaving Kansas City homicide detectives looking for clues that will lead them to an arrest. KCPD says officers responded to the shooting just before 3 a.m. on Friday in the 7000 block of Monroe, which is near the intersection of Gregory and Cleveland. They found the adult male victim at the scene, emergency responders pronounced him deceased.
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Police investigate Kansas City's 85th homicide of 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police are investigating Kansas City’s latest homicide after being called early Friday to a neighborhood on the south end of the city. Officers were called around 3 a.m. Friday to an area just blocks north of Noble Park, police said in a news release. Arriving officers found a man with gunshot wounds outside a house. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Clay County deputies locate bodies of 3 adults in home

CLAY COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- The Clay County Sheriff's Office is investigating after three adults were found dead inside of a home this afternoon. The sheriff's office says deputies went to a residence in the 400 block of Wherritt Lane in Glenaire around 1 p.m. after a neighbor said they hadn't seen them for some time.
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COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES: Missouri reports more than 2,000 new confirmed cases for third straight day

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates around the Kansas City metro area, and in Kansas and Missouri. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Wednesday the state has 325,728 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and there have been 5,218 deaths since the outbreak started. Overall, the state said 45.5% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose and 40.1% have completed vaccination. Kansas only updates its case totals on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
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Leonard Ross Campbell (September 8, 1932 - July 19, 2021)

Leonard Ross Campbell, age 88, of Versailles, passed away Monday, July 19, 2021, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. He was born September 8, 1932, in Morgan County, son of the late Charles H. and Jane Irene (Madole) Campbell. On November 24, 1957, in Versailles, he was united...
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Kansas health system declining to take patient transfers

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A major Kansas health system is declining to admit patients from other hospitals because it has too few open beds with the faster-spreading delta variant wiping out recent months of progress for the state in containing COVID-19. Dr. Steve Stites, the chief medical officer for the University of Kansas Health System, said Wednesday that the bed space problem at its main hospital in Kansas City, Kansas, is now worse than it was last fall, when the average number of new cases per day was climbing toward pandemic highs. He said the hospital had open beds then because people were wearing masks and social distancing, and doctors weren’t seeing other infections.
Kansas City, KSfox4kc.com

Man arrested, charged in July 8 shooting death of woman in Kansas City, Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A 39-year-old Kansas City, Kansas man has been arrested and charged for the shooting death of a woman in her home earlier this month. The Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against Verlee McCullough for first-degree murder. According to jail records, he was booked into the Wyandotte County Jail just before 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 20.
Clay County, MOexcelsiorspringsstandard.com

Two county officeholders resign seats

Body CLAY COUNTY – Two Clay County officeholders have resigned their offices. The collector and public administrator will be gone by Sept. 1. Public Administrator Sarah Mills resigned effective at the end of August. Under the Clay County Constitution voters approved in November, the county’s judges will advise County Administrator...