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July 2013 Archives

Kansas City manslaughter charges filed 3 months after crash

A man killed in a motorcycle accident last spring was a 57-year-old widower. He lost his wife and daughter in a 2011 traffic accident police said was caused by a drunk driver. Authorities said the man who took the Belton motorcyclist's life was also driving while intoxicated.

Kansas driver fled after horse and rider fatality

Panic driven by fear of consequences motivates drivers to flee the scene of auto accidents. Uncaptured hit-and-run drivers escape criminal charges, prosecution and penalties, while Kansas accident victims' struggle with injuries and families grieve the loss of a loved one.

Kansas City priest, diocese on trial for sex abuse liability

The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph did everything in its earthly power to stop or separate itself from a lawsuit over a boy's death. Every legal motion was denied. The trial that alleges the diocese and one of its priests was liable for the boy's wrongful death moved to trial.

Update: Negligence suits filed over Kansas City party bus death

State and federal officials have lambasted operators of a Kansas company since May when a young mother died fell to her death from a party bus. Transportation officials agreed that safety practices at Midnight Express were at least "appalling" and at worst "practically nonexistent."

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