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Release of documents, video raise more questions in Daisy Coleman case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –Documents and video just released in a controversial Maryville court case uncover new details and questions. You may remember the victim in this case, Daisy Coleman, was 14 years old when she accused a then 17-year-old Matthew Barnett of rape after a night of drinking.

The case made national headlines when Daisy’s mom, Melinda Coleman, alleged prosecutorial misconduct. The investigation began in January 2012.

Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice initially filed felony sex and child endangerment charges against Barnett. Those were dropped with Rice saying the Coleman’s refused to cooperate.

Man sentenced for death of MoDOT worker

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Jackson County judge sentenced David Murdick Friday to nine years in prison for involuntary manslaughter in the death of Missouri Department of Transportation worker Clifton Scott in September 2012.

Two families said they’re hurting following the judge’s sentence. Family members said there is no winner in a situation like this.

“I love him and I miss him.” Clifton Jerome Scott, Jr. said, “My dad was a very nice man. He helped everybody and him not being in my life really hurt.”

Scott, a 15-year veteran with MoDOT, was putting up cones to warn drivers of an accident near I-70 and 291 Highway in September of 2012. A short time later, Murdick sped through the cones, hit Scott and killed him.

“Nothing can bring him back but we have to set an example, you know. Drinking and driving, you can’t do it.” Tanicca Braxton, Scott’s stepdaughter said

Remember: A woman and girl murdered in KC, but whose bodies were never found

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The families of two people, presumed murdered more than a decade ago in separate cases, but whose bodies have never been found, want the public to remember their loved ones and perhaps help solve the cases.

Shirley McKeown, 70, left her home at 9129 E. 44th St. on the morning of Aug. 24, 2002. She was never seen again. Her car, however, was located Sept. 3, 2002, abandoned at 33rd and Highland with a very large amount of Shirley’s blood inside.

The car was hidden behind trees and covered with a tarp. The personalized Missouri license plates, “MCQ-N,” had been removed, and police have never recovered them.

Tabitha Brewer, 15, left her Shawnee home on the night of April 27, 1998, with her boyfriend Nicholas Travis to meet up with someone in Kansas City. Nicholas’s body was found buried at 5422 Paseo, but Tabitha was never found.

KC Blues Rugby team is up on a roof until they raise $25,000 for homeless families

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Blues Rugby team made a commitment to help the homeless and that means they aren’t coming down from a roof until they reach their monetary goal.

The team volunteers ascended to the roof Thursday afternoon to ‘camp-out for cash’. The squad is helping the River of Refuge organization, which helps find a permanent home for homeless families.

The roof where they’ve pitched their tents will soon be the River of Refuge Transitional Living Center, 5155 Raytown Road.  The money raised will help River of Refuge open its first 11 apartments to provide refuge for working parents and their children who are homeless.

River of Refuge research shows about 300 to 400 working families currently live in motels with their children in the Kansas City area.

At about 6:45 Friday morning, the rugby team had raised just over $5,000. Their goal is $25,000, and then they can come down from the roof.

Young girl shut down in quest for answers about her deported father

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Local Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers turned away a 12-year old girl on Thursday. She went to the Kansas City field office wanting answers about her dad.

Twelve-year old Nayelly Sandoval’s father Josue was deported to Mexico more than a month ago. Nayelly never got to say goodbye and still questions why her family has been ripped apart.

After repeated requests for a meeting, and no response from ICE, Nayelly showed up at the ICE office to see if she could get answers. Outside the uninviting concrete building on the outskirts of Kansas City, a small group with Communities Creating Opportunity gathered.

Blowing in the wind, the United States flag.

The flag’s meaning was lost on the group, which included Nayelly

“Our dad wanted me, my brother and my mom to have a better life here in the U.S.,” she said.

Nayelly wanted to sit down with the director at the ICE field office.

Police make arrest in robbery of KC mailman

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Independence Police arrested a man on Tuesday who they suspect robbed a mailman in the 2300 block of E. 44th St., in Kansas City, Mo.

After the mailman was robbed, the suspects fled the scene in a vehicle, which police followed until the Kansas City limits.

Independence Police then stopped the suspects at Truman and Wilson Rd. and took a man into custody.

Odessa, Mo. boy falls through lake ice, couldn’t be revived

ODESSA, Mo. — Family and friends are mourning the death of a 12-year-old boy, who was discovered in the icy water of a lake in Lafayette County, Mo., Monday afternoon.

Devin Fossett was reported missing by his father on Monday, after he found some of Devin’s belongings by an ice-covered lake in the area of Kite and Newton Roads, south and west of Odessa. The Odessa Fire Department had to navigate rough terrain and by the time they reached the water, it was too late to save him.

“Deputies located some personal items, a pellet gun and a dog on the shorebank. They saw the area in the ice where they thought he’d been in,” Odessa Fire Protection Chief Kevin Campbell said.

When firefighters arrived at about 1:30 p.m., they went into the water wearing specialized cold water suits and found Devin unconscious. They tried to revive him but were unsuccessful.