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‘Freaky’ Public Defender Gets Prison Time After Sending Heroin, ‘Photos of Herself’ to Flirtatious Convicted Murderer in Envelope Marked ‘Legal Mail’

A reportedly since-fired Jackson County, Missouri public defender has been sentenced to federal prison for smuggling heroin to a prison inmate “with whom she had a romantic relationship,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri announced on Tuesday. Juliane L. Colby, 44, of Shawnee,...
JACKSON COUNTY, MO
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Prosecutor: Missouri man fatally shot in lawn-mowing dispute

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been charged with shooting and killing his neighbor following an argument over lawn mowing, bringing to an end years of hostility between the two, officials said. Samuel Avery, 42, of Kansas City, was charged Monday with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the killing of 41-year-old Warner Trotter, who was shot in his head on his front porch, the Jackson County Prosecutor’s office said. Trotter was declared dead at hospital. According to court documents, Avery called police on Sunday to report that he had shot his neighbor. Officers found Avery on his porch next door and arrested him without incident. Online court records do not list an attorney who can speak for Avery.
KANSAS CITY, MO
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Man charged following fatal shooting near 35th & Garfield this weekend

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A man has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting that happened this weekend near E. 35th Street and Garfield Avenue. According to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Officer, 42-year-old Samuel Avery has been charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. According to...
KANSAS CITY, MO
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Harry Truman’s Remarkably Fraught First Political Campaign

Future President's First Political Campaign Marks its Centennial. At the Third Street Social in Lee’s Summit, patrons can stand where Harry Truman first ran. The restaurant occupies the same site where Truman launched his political career 100 years ago, when he announced his candidacy for eastern Jackson County judge.
LEE'S SUMMIT, MO
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