Preston reportedly cut a plea deal with the prosecution, and she avoided prison time - even though that's typically the end result in similar cases in Kansas. She had pleaded guilty in April to having sexual contact with three students. Preston admitted having sex with the students multiple times (KCTV 5 says 15 times), and semen from one of the boys was found on a couch cushion in Preston's home.
In a narrow ruling on Monday, Judge Theresa Counts Burke acquitted driver Nicholas Pateri and state Sen. Jim Lembke (R-St. Louis) of running red lights because the tickets ATS mailed to them did not give the drivers a court date or fully inform them about their options to challenge the citations. The tickets only said they could challenge the fines by saying they were not driving or claiming that their cars had been stolen. Burke ruled that a violation of due process. She did not consider whether the use of cameras was constitutional.
It's the second legal blow to ATS from a St. Louis court this year. In February, Judge Mark Neill ruled that the city's red-light camera tickets violated drivers' due process for the same reasons. But Neil's ruling went much further than Burke's. He ruled that the use of the cameras was a violation of the Constitution because the state Legislature never gave cities permission to issue tickets based on photos. St. Louis is appealing that ruling.
Lamb was charged with suspicion of possession of child pornography.
Last week, her trial ended, and a jury found her not guilty.
As you can see in the photo on the right, these jerks didn't even have the decency to dump it on the side of the road. Come on, buttheads, if you're going to ugly up our city, the least you could do is not block traffic. They could be fined $1,000 and face jail time. The Neighborhood and Community Services Department asks anybody with information about these dumpers to call either 311 or code enforcement Officer Ryan Kasper-Cushman at 816-719-0637, or contact him by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eric Bratton, pictured above, is charged with first-degree aggravated assault, second-degree aggravated assault and two counts of armed criminal action for the Saturday-afternoon shooting at the Independence Center shopping mall.
Court records say Bratton, 24, and the male shooting victims got into an altercation after Bratton made a comment about the female shooting victim's butt. The male victim and Bratton got into a fight, which was broken up. Bratton then allegedly threatened to "shoot your bitch ass in the leg then shoot you in the head." The male turned around and saw Bratton pull a semiautomatic handgun from his waistband.
Court records say the male victim was shot in the leg, and Bratton allegedly tried to shoot him in the head but "narrowly missed."
According to court documents, Bratton told police that he got into a fight with a man at the mall and shot him with a .45-caliber handgun.
Bratton is being held on $500,000 bond.
Independence police are looking for two "persons of interest" pictured in the photos attached to this story. So if you've seen these guys or know where to find them, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 or the Independence Police Department Investigations Unit at 816-325-7330.
Probst worked at the diocese as a part-time archivist at the Chancery office. He started in 1999 or 2000 on an intermittent basis and then "on a more regular, permanent, part-time basis" in 2007. His lawsuit says the "unwanted and unwelcome sexual harassment from his supervisory priests" and from a co-worker started in spring 2010 and continued until June 30, 2011, when he was fired for what he claims was retaliation for complaining about the unwanted advances.
The lawsuit says the Rev. Charles Michael Coleman, who served as Archivist for the Chancery, hired his friend, a man named Michael St. George, to do data entry from the sacramental records into a computer program called "Parish-Soft." The lawsuit alleges that Coleman and the Rev. Robert Cameron "fawned over" St. George in front of Probst. The lawsuit says Coleman, Cameron and others would talk "about St. George in sexually suggestive ways ... in the presence of" Probst.
The lawsuit also alleges that St. George made unwanted sexual advances toward Probst, creating "a sexually hostile work environment."
Vanover is charged with domestic aggravated battery for allegedly repeatedly punching the woman and threatening to kill her (the woman claims Vanover has a history of violence). He was released on $2,500 bail.
Cook, also known as “PutHer2GoodUse,” pleaded guilty to sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion of a young mentally deficient woman who was tortured for several years in a Lebanon, Missouri, home.
The feds say Cook, 33, watched the woman be sexually abused and tortured during live online sessions as well as downloaded photos and videos between 2006 and 2009. Cook admitted going to Lebanon several times for sex and torture sessions with the woman.
The feds say Cook paid the woman's "master" with computer hard drives containing images and videos of bondage, domination, sadism and masochism that he had downloaded from the Internet.
Kansas City police have released a sketch of a man suspected of sexually assaulting a 71-year-old woman in her home on December 15.
Police say a man confronted the woman in her home in the 3200 block of East 10th Street around 7:30 p.m. last Thursday. The man repeatedly assaulted the woman over the course of several hours.
The woman and a forensic sketch artist and detectives worked together to produce two sketches of the suspect: one of his face and one of unique scarring on his left arm.
How ridiculous that Dr. Greiner's appointment failed because of such a tenuous tie to something…
The little place that operated in the strip shopping area on 87th St in Lenexa…
Oh, great - another abortion story to bring "Jack" crawling out from under his rock.
did he really break up with Selena Gomez?
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