Author: Robert Townsend

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The holiday season is fast approaching, and for Kori Weatherspoon and her 1- and 4-year-old daughters, it will be a tough time.... [Read More]
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So far this year, there have been more than a half dozen shootings on 71 Highway in Kansas City. Police said last Saturday, a 22-year-old man... [Read More]
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The potentially dangerous, pre-winter chill pushed many homeless people into metro area shelters. Kim Clays said, more than a year ago, her... [Read More]
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BELTON, Mo. — On a Friday night, you might expect eight boys from Belton to be at a movie,  at home playing video games or just out... [Read More]
Eleven-year-old Jake Escareno and his buddies have a lot in common. The boys love playing basketball, having fun and being outside. However, the one thing... [Read More]
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. -- Sabrina Knoch is worried and frustrated. She says twice in the last month a man with developmental disabilities, who lives near Knoch's... [Read More]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With his 6-year-old grandson by his side, Maurice Robinson pounded the pavement and knocked on doors Monday near 24th and Indiana in... [Read More]
Let the fright begin! Bloody ghouls, wicked witches and all kinds of creepy demons are on the prowl once again in the West Bottoms. [Read More]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Under a beautiful blue sky, hundreds of hurting family and friends gathered Thursday night near 18th and Highland in Kansas City's Jazz... [Read More]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Denise Morris says her god-sister, Andrea Gardner, had a winning personality, loved to have fun and cherished her family. "She had three... [Read More]
GRANDVIEW, Mo. -- By now, scores of metro football fans probably know the name Xavier Williams. "It's just been an amazing journey the whole time through.... [Read More]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the last 17 years, Cathie Moss has proudly worked at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City's historic Jazz District.... [Read More]
Raquel Diaz and her sister were all aghast as they watched cell phone video that's flooding Facebook and leaving lots of folks wondering if a... [Read More]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On a hot Friday night, Tina Downey could have been at a movie, out to dinner or at home relaxing with her... [Read More]
What began as a heated argument is now being investigated as possible arson. Crews battled a two-alarm house fire Tuesday night in Kansas City that... [Read More]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Family members say 33-year-old Andrea Mitchell had a warm personality and a huge heart. "She was just so sweet. My sister was... [Read More]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — More than a dozen people united Friday night at Longview Lake to remember two young men who were taken too soon. Michael Brewer... [Read More]
Dozens of activists, clergy, city leaders and concerned citizens gathered Thursday night with a common goal: develop ways to stomp out Kansas City's crime problem. [Read More]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- You could see the worry, fear and tears on the faces of the families of 25-year-old Keith Wasmer and 29-year-old Michael Brewer.... [Read More]
A dog got lucky Tuesday morning in Independence, or at least as lucky as you can be after getting tossed out of a moving truck.... [Read More]
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