Robert A. Cronkleton, The Kansas City Star

Robert A. Cronkleton

The Kansas City Star

Kansas City, MO, United States

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Past articles by Robert:

Overturned semi-trailer truck closes ramp on I-29 in Kansas City’s Northland

A semi-trailer truck crashed and overturned during Tuesday morning’s rush hour on the ramp from North Oak Trafficway to southbound Intestate 29 in Kansas City, North. Although the ramp was closed, traffic on I-29 did not appear to be affected. → Read More

Victim of deadly shooting found lying in the grass in Brookside area of Kansas City

Police are investigating a deadly shooting after a man was found lying in the grass near 57th and McGee streets in the Brookside area of Kansas City. Witnesses said they heard a disturbance prior to the shooting. → Read More

Man fatally wounded in shooting outside south Kansas City church

Police are investigating deadly shooting outside a south Kansas City Church Monday night. The shooting was reported about 10:45 p.m. near a basketball court in the parking lot behind the Evangel Church in the 1400 block of East 103rd Street. The victim died at the hospital. → Read More

Missouri House committee to hold hearings on racial profiling in police traffic stops

A Missouri House special committee on criminal justice will hold public hearings this summer in Kansas City and St. Louis County to examine the problems of racial profiling and civil asset forfeiture. → Read More

Thunderstorms return to Kansas City this week, starting Tuesday

Showers and thunderstorms return to the Kansas City area Tuesday morning and with another round of storms expected Wednesday. While severe weather is not expected, frequent lightning, gusty winds and heavy rainfall is possible with strong storms. → Read More

Taxi driver is shot at by unknown man in Raytown Sunday morning, bullets hit car

A zTrip driver escaped injury when shots were fired at his taxi early Sunday in Raytown. The taxi driver told police an unknown man fired shots at him striking his taxi as they were driving near 72nd Street and Blue Ridge Boulevard. → Read More

11-year-old KC boy killed, other children hurt in rollover crash south of St. Louis

An 11-year-old boy and several others, including children, were injured in a single-car rollover crash on Interstate 55 in rural Perry County south of St. Louis. The crash killed Van V. Stephenson of Kansas City, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol. → Read More

Female passenger killed by gunfire as deadly Fourth of July weekend continues in KC

Police are investigating another homicide in Kansas City this Fourth of July weekend after a female passenger was struck and killed by gunfire. The incident happened about 12:45 a.m. Sunday near 39th Street and Myrtle Avenue. The driver drove the passenger to a hospital where she died. → Read More

‘Tried by fire’: After blaze destroys KCK church, pastor says group will rebuild

Investigators from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Kansas Fire Marshal’s office and Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Department investigated a fire that destroyed the Wyandotte Tabernacle church early Sunday. → Read More

After rewards were increased, tip leads to arrest in slaying of Kansas City man

Police have arrested a person of interest in the shooting death of 59-year-old Reginald L. Rembert Monday near 35th Street and Montgall Avenue. Police are crediting tips called into the TIPS Hotline for helping them identify the person. → Read More

Eastbound Interstate 70 closed in Kansas City, Kansas, after possible suicide: police

Eastbound Interstate 70 at Seventh Street Trafficway was closed early Tuesday after a person possibly committed suicide, Kansas City, Kansas, Police Chief Terry Zeigler said on Twitter. Traffic was being diverted off of the highway onto Seventh Street Trafficway. → Read More

Man found shot to death on Kansas City sidewalk

Officers responding to reports of gunfire found the body of a man lying on the sidewalk in a Kansas City neighborhood. The deadly shooting occurred shortly before 6 a.m. near 35th Street and Montgall Avenue. → Read More

Dangerous heat wave ends Sunday in KC, but hot and muggy weather to persist into week

The first dangerous heat of the summer is coming to an end Sunday in the Kansas City area, but hot and muggy conditions will persist throughout the July Fourth week. Heat index values will push into the upper 90s and lower 100s on Sunday. → Read More

Olathe teen found dead in KCK industrial area was going to do odd jobs when last seen

An Olathe teenager whose body was found Saturday morning in the back of a semi in Kansas City, Kansas, was supposed to go do odd jobs for an adult before she disappeared, her mother said. Jasmine Mills, 17, was found in an industrial area of railroads and junk yards. → Read More

11-year-old child is missing in Kansas City; police ask for help finding him

Police are looking for an 11-year-old boy who disappeared Sunday from a Kansas City neighborhood. The boy’s name is Keenan Lee and he was last seen in the 2900 block of Garfield Avenue, which is near Spring Valley Park. Keenan needs daily medicine and care. → Read More

Female victim found shot to death inside home near Greenwood in rural Jackson County

A female victim was found shot and killed late Wednesday inside a home near Greenwood, Missouri, in rural Jackson County. Deputies have arrested a suspect after a brief police chase. → Read More

Police identify homicide victim found on porch of Northeast Kansas City home

Brooklyn Lindsey, 32, was the woman found dead on a porch of an abandoned home in Kansas City’s Northeast neighborhood, police said Wednesday. Police found her body about 6:30 a.m. at the home in the 600 block of Spruce Avenue. → Read More

It’s been 265 days since KC hit 90 degrees. That may come to an end this week.

Kansas City’s streak of days where highs failed to climb above 90 degrees is about to come to an end. The summer’s heat and humidity is expected to make its return later this week, sending temperatures into the 90s for the first time in 265 days. → Read More

Dangerous supercell thunderstorms possible Tuesday in the Kansas City region

Dangerous supercell thunderstorms could form as storms develop Tuesday afternoon near the Missouri and Iowa border. These storms could produce hail, damaging wind, flash flooding and tornadoes primarily in areas along and north of U.S. 36 near St. Joseph. → Read More

14-year-old is shot and killed in Grandview home; police investigate homicide

Police are investigating the deadly shooting of a 14-year-old boy inside a Grandview home Monday night as a homicide. The teen’s body was found about 11:30 p.m. inside a home in the 13100 block of Ashland Avenue. No suspect information was available. → Read More