Joe Robertson, The Kansas City Star

Joe Robertson

The Kansas City Star

Kansas City, MO, United States

Contact Joe

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Unknown
  • The Kansas City Star
  • Bradenton Herald
  • The Sacramento Bee
  • The Fresno Bee
  • The Miami Herald
  • Idaho Statesman
  • The Modesto Bee
  • Lexington Herald-Leader
  • and more…

Past articles by Joe:

Alleged ‘Felony Lane Gang’ members arrested after routine traffic stop in Lenexa

A routine traffic stop in Lenexa ended with arrests of four Arkansas people suspected to be part of a Felony Lane gang. Criminals of the so-called ‘Felony Lane’ variety typically break into cars to steal from purses outside of fitness clubs. → Read More

Police seek man in Blue Springs Walmart shooting, call him ‘armed and dangerous’

Police are looking for Sidney T. Ogletree in connection with a shooting at a Blue Springs Walmart last fall. Several shots were fired in a confrontation by a man believed to be Ogletree. No one was injured. → Read More

Schools canceled as freezing drizzle turns Kansas City roads slick; crashes piling up

Many schools have canceled classes Wednesday after freezing drizzle turned roads icy in the Kansas City metro area. The number of crashes due to slick conditions are piling up as people head out on their morning commute. → Read More

Former fugitive, MMA fighter dies in Cass County jail of apparent suicide: sheriff

Jeremiah T. Denson was found unresponsive in the shower of the Cass County jail. CPR efforts failed and his death is being investigated as a suicide. Denson had been the subject of an intense manhunt when he fled police after a car chase in December. → Read More

Police identify 21-year-old killed in double shooting at east KC apartment complex

21-year-old Richard King was shot and killed Thursday night in a double shooting at the Harvard Court Apartments in east Kansas City. Police released his name Sunday afternoon. Another man was critically injured. → Read More

Laughter lost; vigil gathers to remember KC woman killed in ‘senseless violence’

Friends mourned LaKeasha “London” Taylor, 22, who was shot and killed in Kansas City. A vigil remembered her for her laughter and high spirits, while calling on people in the community to step up and take action against gun violence. → Read More

Kansas City teen was tied up, burned in 1974. Now, his sister searches for the killer

In 1974, David Eyman’s body was found tied up and burned in a south Kansas City ditch. A police officer was suspected but never charged. Now, the teen’s sister, Susan Rosemann, is investigating his murder. → Read More

Kansas lawmaker fighting cancer will resign from House

Kansas State Rep. Greg Lewis announced his resignation Monday before the House of Representatives so that he can continue his fight against a cancerous brain tumor. His resignation is effective Friday. → Read More

Man with rifle carjacks vehicle with children inside in KCK, lets kids go and flees

Police are searching for a dark blue Chevy Trailblazer after a man with a rifle carjacked a car with two children inside in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday afternoon. The car was stolen at 13th and Washington and the children were found about a half mile away. → Read More

Angry parents of Overland Park teen shot by police speak: ‘We’re not going anywhere’

The parents of teenager John Albers, who was killed by an Overland Park police officer last year, accuse authorities of protecting the officer while not holding anyone accountable for their son’s death. → Read More

More than 50 children killed in 3 years: Guns take a heavy toll in Kansas City area

Gun violence across the Kansas City area has killed more than 50 children and teens since 2016, data show. The stories of young people who lost their lives to guns demonstrate the difficulty parents face in protecting their kids. → Read More

Not quite in the clear: KC could see icy glaze for morning commute

Temperatures are expected to hover around the freezing mark Monday morning in Kansas City as drizzle moves across the area, keeping drivers on alert. A warmup by Wednesday and Thursday promises a spring-like break. → Read More

‘None of this crazy stuff makes sense’: inspiring barber killed in KC Jazz District

Jackie “JJ” Johnson’s family gathered to tell the story of a Kansas City barber, entrepreneur and artist who was shot in the Jazz District at 18th and Vine. Johnson owned Taylor Made Barber Shop near 87th Street and Blue Ridge Boulevard. → Read More

Kansas City area schools close early as freezing rain brings slick road conditions

Many Kansas City area schools began releasing classes early Tuesday as freezing rain began to develop across the area. The weather forecast suggested a layer of ice could make roads slick. A list of school cancellations is posted here. → Read More

The FBI asks for help identifying this bank robbery suspect in Prairie Village

The suspect walked into the Great Southern Bank in Prairie Village about 1 p.m. and passed a note to a teller demanding money. He left in an unknown direction with an undetermined amount of cash. → Read More

Guilty verdict in killing of man found shot in burning home south of Lawrence

Tria Evans faces life in prison without possibility for parole for 50 years in the murder of Joel Wales in his home south of Lawrence in November 2017. Prosecutors said Wales was shot six times and died before the house was burned. → Read More

Police chief investigated for use of force with man who allegedly tried to drown child

Greenwood, Missouri, Police Chief Greg Hallgrimson has been on administrative leave since Dec. 26, while federal authorities investigative an excessive use of force allegation for a man accused of trying to drown his 6-month-old daughter in a pond. → Read More

KC police release photos of SUV sought in fatal shooting in historic Jazz District

Police want help locating a white SUV that is believed to be involved in a double shooting that left a man dead near 18th and Vine in Kansas City’s historic Jazz District Sunday. → Read More

KCPD releases name of man killed in double shooting Sunday in KC’s Jazz District

Kansas City police released the name of a 25-year-old man found shot and killed in a car at 19th and Vine streets after police rushed to the Jazz District on a call of shots fired. Another man was injured. → Read More

Fatal crash shuts down westbound I-70 on Kansas Turnpike

A crash on Interstate 70 on the Kansas Turnpike involving multiple vehicles resulted in at least one fatality Sunday and forced the shutdown of the westbound lanes for several hours. → Read More