Lake City Ammunition Plant

Video Report: Explosion at Army ammunition plant in Independence leaves 1 dead, 4 injured

INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV/AP) –  One employee is dead and four others are hurt after an explosion Tuesday in a mixing building at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant.  The explosion happened about 1 p.m. Tuesday. The explosion was in a primer mixing cell, plant officials said. The four injured employees were evaluated on scene and refused further treating. […]

Failure to Appear

Trenton man arrested for failure to appear in court

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Trenton man on a charge of failure to appear. Thirty-four-year-old Samuel Storer was arrested by Independence Police Thursday. Bond is $15,000 cash only, and he has been scheduled for circuit court Division One April 13. Storer was originally charged with possession of controlled substance, except […]

Joseph Wyatt, 28, (left) and Ronar Santiago-Torres, 27, (right)

Video Report: 4 men charged in holdup that led to Independence police officer being wounded

INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) – Charges have been handed down four men involved in a burglary that resulted in the shooting of an Independence police officer. Joseph Wyatt, 28, and Ronar Santiago-Torres, 27, were charged with first-degree robbery, assault on a law enforcement officer, first-degree burglary, kidnapping and armed criminal action for their actions in Wednesday’s home burglary and shooting. […]

Independence police officer out of surgery, remains in critical condition

Video Report: Independence police officer out of surgery, remains in critical condition

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – An Independence police officer remains in critical condition after being shot on Wednesday morning.  The hospital where the officer is at said “life-saving surgery” was conducted on the officer, but he remains in critical condition.  During a vigil on Wednesday night, the injured officer was identified as Thomas Wagstaff.  Inside the […]

Prison Sentence

Man sentenced after leaving stolen gun in police car

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — An Independence man who stashed a loaded, stolen gun in a police car has been sentenced to four years and three months in federal prison. Jackson County prosecutors say 50-year-old Christopher Roche was sentenced Monday for possession of a stolen firearm. Independence police arrested Roche last summer on a counterfeit money […]


Missouri man charged in killing after kids talk to teachers

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Missouri man has been charged with fatally stabbing his wife after the couple’s children told their teachers what happened. Forty-six-year-old Vicente Roldan-Marron, of Independence, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Yadira Gomez. Prosecutors have requested $500,000 bond. No attorney is […]