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Eric L Wesson
Henry R Luce
Grateful Relatives, Friends Await Mrs. Withers's Return
Biographical article about the continuing delay of the return of 85-year-old Overland Park widow Helen Gray and the felony charge on her former companion Viola Hudson for writing bad checks (supposedly...
Clippings about the kidnapping and murder of Bobby Greenlease, Jr., son of wealthy Kansas Citian Robert Greenlease, Sr.
Hailing Our Chief
September 8, 2004
Results of an interview between outgoing Kansas City Police Chief Rick Easley and fellow Northeast High School classmate Dean Hughson. Easley will become president of the Kansas City Metropolitan Crime...
He Became a Police Legend Fast
File containing a photo and biographical article about Irwin Stephens, or Speedy Stephens, a Kansas City Police Department detective known for his arrests of many dangerous criminals in the 1920s until...
Story of the work of the neighborhood-based police division.
Photos and article about the Community Action Network police officers of the Kansas City Police Department, working to fight crime in a more efficient and decentralized manner than responding to 911 emergency...
Help or Hindrance?
February 3, 2013
Article describes the actions of several area charitable groups whose aim is to help feed the homeless population of Kansas City. The Salvation Army's Honk and Holler program is spotlighted and their practice...
Biographical article about Henry Armstrong, an African-American boxer from Mississippi, growing up in Saint Louis, and boxing professionally starting in 1930, involved with several national celebrities...
Historic Northeast Fixture Folds Petals
Photo and article about the closing of the Northeast Flowers shop "due to low sales and repeated vandalism" after being "at its current location since 1958."
History of the Kansas City Police Department through Pictures and Documents
History of the department starting in 1874 with several photos.
Hock Shop Paradise
Photos and article about the selling of merchandise stolen from Kansas merchants in Kansas City pawn shops. Description of the subsequent closing of small shops not tied to the Pendergast machine and sentencing...
Home Theft at $20,000
Notice about the Presley Pitts ("partner in the Pitts-Pratt Motor company, 119 Armour road, North Kansas City") home near Liberty robbed of a "large amount of silver, some heirlooms and two diamond rings."...
Homeowners Speak Out Against City Plan
September 9-15, 2011
Construction for the new East Patrol Division station and Regional Crime Lab is tentatively set for 2012. The new facility will be located between 26th Street on the north and 27th street on the south...
Housing: Black Family Victimized in White Neighborhood
Photo and article about the "numerous gunshots and a firebombing" at the home of Larry and Linda Collins, a black couple "in their predominantly White [sic] neighborhood" in Kansas City, Kansas.
How a Liberal Looks at Kansas City Riots
Story about the April 1968 riots in Kansas City, with thousands of soldiers in the city to quell the disturbances and armed guards at shopping malls, screams at city hall, etc.
How Charles Binaggio Got That Way
Article on the "true life story behind one of Kansas City's most famous murders," offering "some intriguing facts about" the murder and life of organized crime figure Charles Binaggio at the Jackson County...
How Charles Binaggio Got That Way: The True-Life Story behind One of Kansas City's Most Famous Murders
Story about the life and death of Kansas City organized crime figure Charles Binaggio, reprinted from the July 1971 issue of the same magazine, with photos.
How I Did It: Opening a Security Store
Photo and biographical article about Tracey Hawkins, a black "32-year-old Missouri resident" and founder of "Security Source, a personal- and property-safety shop she opened a year ago in the Mission Center...
How Safe Are You? Rating Your Local Police Department
Critical review of several city and county entities in the Greater Kansas City area.
How the Machine Won the Election
Methods used by the political machine of city government to cheat on the election.
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