Posts Tagged ‘Kansas City’

6 Years Old Girl Dies After Shooting At Convenience Store

Friday, October 17th, 2014


(KCTV) -A young girl is dead after she was shot at a convenience store in south Kansas City, police chief Darryl Forte said Friday night.

Forte personally asked those responsible to turn themselves in.

The shooting was reported about 7:15 p.m. Friday at the 7-Eleven store at 107th Street and Blue Ridge Boulevard.

Police did not immediately provide details about how the shooting occurred.

The girl was rushed to the hospital where she died from her injuries.

Authorities initially said the child was 9 years old, but say a family member is advising that the child was 6 years old.

“Tragic at any age,” Forte said.
There have been numerous reports of crime over the years at this store and this corner including robberies and fatal shootings.

Forte went to the scene Friday night. He also issued a personal message to those responsible via his Twitter account.

“Please turn yourself in. I know you have a conscience. I don’t believe the 6-year-old was the intended victim,” he wrote.

Casino Lawsuit Claims Gambler Cheated to Win $9.6M

Saturday, April 12th, 2014


An Atlantic City casino is suing a big-time gambler, claiming he won $9.6 million in a card-cheating scheme in baccarat.

The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Phillip Ivey Jr., considered one of the best poker players in the world.

The lawsuit alleges Ivey and an associate exploited a defect in cards made by a Kansas City manufacturer that enabled them to sort and arrange good cards in baccarat. The technique gave him an unfair advantage on four occasions between April and October 2012, the casino asserted in its lawsuit.

The casino claims the technique, called edge sorting, violates New Jersey casino gambling regulations. Its senior vice president, Joe Lupo, declined to comment on the lawsuit.

Ivey’s lawyer declined to comment on Friday.

The lawsuit claims the cards, manufactured by Gemaco Inc., were defective in that the pattern on the back of them was not uniform. The cards have rows of small white circles designed to look like the tops of cut diamonds, but the Borgata claims some of them were only a half diamond or a quarter of one.

The company is also fighting a lawsuit from another Atlantic City casino, the Golden Nugget, claiming the firm provided unshuffled cards that led to gamblers beating the casino for $1.5 million. Gemaco did not respond to a request for comment.

The lawsuit claims that Ivey and his companion instructed a dealer to flip cards in particular ways, depending on whether it was a desirable card in baccarat. The numbers 6, 7, 8 and 9 are considered good cards. Bad cards would be flipped in different directions, so that after several hands of cards, the good ones were arranged in a certain manner — with the irregular side of the card facing in a specific direction — that Ivey could spot when they came out of the dealer chute.

The lawsuit claims Ivey wanted the cards shuffled by an automatic shuffling machine, which would not alter the way each card was aligned.

A lawsuit filed in Britain’s High Court by the Malaysia-based Genting Group, a major casino operator, makes a similar claim against Ivey. It alleges Ivey and an accomplice amassed almost $12 million by cheating at baccarat. In that case, Ivey has denied any misconduct.

Ivey has won nine World Series of Poker bracelets. He compares himself on his website to Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Muhammad Ali.

Woman Sings Whitney Houston Song Until Plane Is Forced To Land

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013


We all have a soft spot in our heart for Whitney Houston’s loved rendition of ” I Will Always Love You,” but one woman on a recent flight from LA to NY went a little overboard.

The lady reportedly would not stop singing “I Will Always Love You,” to the point where passengers and staff literally could not take it anymore. The pilots were forced to change their course, and make an emergency landing in Kansas City.

Airport spokesman Joe McBride said, “The woman was being disruptive and was removed from the plane for interfering with the flight crew. There was a federal air marshal on the aircraft, who subdued the woman and put her in cuffs and removed her from the plane.”

Videos and pictures weren’t allowed on the plane, but thankfully at least one person was able to record a glimpse of the hilarious incident.

Baby Girl X Meets Her Mother 41 Years After She Threw Her Into Pile Of Burning Trash Minutes After She Was Born

Monday, September 17th, 2012

A woman whose mother threw her in a pile of burning trash minutes after she was born has finally come face-to-face with the woman who nearly ended her life.

Amy Woodward-Davis, who is now 41 years old and a mother herself, survived horrific third and fourth-degree burns that covered 70 per cent of her body.

She was born to a 16-year-old mother who didn’t know she was pregnant until she gave birth to Amy in the bathroom of her Kansas City home.


Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

In the rap game, flash-in-the-pan artists are called legends before they can legally drive. By those standards, Skatterman is an OG in the game. But his is a hard-earned title that comes after years of sweat and heartache. Negotiating the notoriously grimy music business is nearly as dangerous as growing up in the streets of eastside Kansas City, but Skatterman somehow avoided the pitfalls of both, making a name for himself in the process.

Starting as a teen, the syllable spitter knocked out hits with different groups, starting with Southside Rollers in 1999. In high school, Skatterman met rapper Snug Brim, and the two became longtime collaborators. When their 2001 album “Worth a Million” caught the attention of Tech N9ne and his label Strange Music, the duo signed on with Strange for a successful, seven-year run..

After 8 years as Strange Music’s self proclaimed black sheep, 2011 marks the first official studio album for Indie Icon Tech N9ne’s former number one henchman. Skatterman has elevated his game even further since his separation from right hand man Snug Brim to develop a new sound and forge a new direction from a now solitary and more personal point of view.

The industry veteran, breaks new barriers and provides fans with a little more insight into life away from his previous label base. Now after over 600 shows with Tech N9ne, Mims, Lil Flip and Paul Wall among others, Skatterman is ready to leave his own indelible mark on the music game.

*******************”THE MORE OF US THAT’S ON, THE MORE POWER WE GOT”-Skatterman*******************

THE HEAT: Skatterman, what’s happening wit’cha?
SKATTERMAN: I’m trying to keep it moving ma,… trying to keep it moving. Actually I’m on the road right now doing a seventeen city tour with Krayzie Bone from Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. Just out here grinding for real.
THE HEAT: How’s the “Back In Session Tour Final Exam 2011” going?
SKATTERMAN: It’s going well. For real! We had some unexpected shows in places we have never been before like Storm Lake, IA, and it was crazy, like five thousand people was there. It was crazy. We been to Cleveland, OH, Phoenix, AZ, Albuquerque,NM, and Chicago,IL and the fans are showing crazy love to us.
THE HEAT: You spent almost a decade with Strange Music, are there any bad vibes between you and Strange Music since you broke away and started your own movement with “BiggShot Music and Films” along with your longtime friend, manager and business partner Eric Hawke?
SKATTERMAN: Oh yeah it’s all support, much love from Tech and Strange Music. The whole thang with Tech was that he really wasn’t in a position to make sure our business was getting done at the label. When we first spoke with Tech about signing with the label we were under the impression that Tech was half owner of Strange Music but he was more on the creative side of the ownership rather than a financial partner. When financial discrepancies arouse, I was expecting Tech to step up and take care of us but we found out he wasn’t in the position to handle that. Therefore; I forfeited the reminder of my contract and rather than having things get out of hand, everybody just agreed to let bygones be bygones and everybody went their own way. And so was born, BiggShot Music and Films. We are all still brothers today. Tech is even on the street tape coming out. I call it a street tape because there’s no DJ involved with the project.
THE HEAT: So tell us about what you got out here on the streets right now.
SKATTERMAN: Well right now we are on the road wit’ the “Back In Session Tour Final Exam 2011”. I’m releasing “The Cookbook Recipe Two”, with the single, “Get the DJ Drunk”. My street tape is to promote the release of my first solo debut album, “Self Made”. We’re dropping “The Cookbook Recipe Two” in a matter of days. I’m promoting some of my older music, as well, from when I was doing my thang with Tech N9ne and Strange Music. We took about five thousand of “The Cookbook Recipe Two” cds out on the road with us just to give away to get the people ready for my “Self Made” album. The street tape has all original music on it and one of the bonus track is featuring Tech N9ne. Lil Flip is also on a bonus track.
THE HEAT: Who produced “The Cookbook Recipe Two”?
SKATTERMAN: I got a couple of tracks from Mr. Lee, he was one of the main producers from Rap-O-Lot records, and I got Lil Flip and his producers. Young Shun did like about four of the tracks. Then I have some local guys that are doing their thang on this project.
THE HEAT: That’s what’s up. It’s respect from the OG’s to allow the Young G’s to be apart of their movement. I call it creating your own Hollywood.
SKATTERMAN: You got to Nik. The labels aren’t doing anything but building a facade. We think they are doing something when they aren’t. The artist we see on TV really are not moving any units. If you check the Soundscan, they really aren’t doing numbers, they aren’t doing shows, they really don’t tour, for real, not like they should and that’s real talk.
THE HEAT: Skatterman, if you could have one thing to happen right now in your career that you feel is missing to elevate you to the place you are headed to, what would that thing be?
SKATTERMAN: More radio plays on my single, “Get The DJ DrunK”. I know the streets gone feel it. But without the radio spins, along with me out here touring and grinding everyday, without that push from the radio stations, I have to do double work to get the same effect I would if I had the radio stations playing, “Get The DJ Drunk”.
THE HEAT: So, what should your fans be looking for to come from Skatterman after this release?
SKATTERMAN: Working on the “Self Made” album, working on the “I Am” album, those are gonna be my first two studio records I drop. I don’t know the order I’mma drop’em yet. I was leaning towards “Self Made” but it seems everybody is really feeling the songs from “I Am”. I’m going to let the people vote to see which one I drop. I’m working on another tour with Shunda K. and I’m also working on something with 2Chains. I’m actually thinking of doing my album release party featuring 2Chains.
THE HEAT: Any advice you wanna leave with the up and coming artist that are striving to make it as long as you’ve made it in the music industry game?
SKATTERMAN: Keep grinding and do everything yourself. For real, ask questions. We as artist sometimes think we know everything but we don’t. We don’t want to ask for help or guidance because everybody thinks their music is hotter than the next person’s. So many artist have these chips on their shoulders thinking they’re the shit but we’re all in the same game, trying to get PAID! If we can put the ego’s down and work together, we can ALL get some money, we all can eat good!
THE HEAT: Before we get out of here, I just wanted to thank you for slowing down just long enough to give your fans some insight into what you’ve been up to, what’s happening right now with you, and what to be on the look out for from Skatterman. But one last thing, does President Obama know he’s the co-star in your video, “Grown Man Bizness”?
SKATTERMAN: (We laugh HARD) Naw, naw, he don’t know. When I went up there to DC they made fun of me telling me I need to gone over there and holla at my man. Naw, I wish he did know.
THE HEAT: Did they tell you to gone and set the bar-b-que grill up on the front lawn?
SKATTERMAN: I wish, hell naw, secret service would have told me to get my black azzz out of there…(We laugh hard again)
THE HEAT: Any shout outs you wanna leave us with?
SKATTERMAN: Big shouts out to my publicist, Gardner Craig of Red Dahlia PR, shouts out to my entire team at BiggShot Music and Films, and Eric Universal Distribution Group, we getting ready to make this happen. And shouts out to you Nik and The Heat for allowing me to respond to the people who mean the most to us artist, MY FANS!

“The Red City, city champs..from city to city I’mma put us on the map”! – Skatterman

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Girl, 5, ‘Drowned Toddler Because She Said He Cried Too Much’

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

A five-year-old girl dragged a toddler to a bathtub and drowned him because he made too much noise and cried too much, according to police.

It was at first thought that the death of 18-month-old Jermane Johnson Jr was an accidental drowning at a relative’s home in Kansas.

But after social workers questioned the girl who was in the house with him, she told them that she didn’t like the toddler because he ‘made too much noise’, and ‘cried too much’, police said.

She then indicated that she drowned him on purpose, police said.

Kansas City police and local juvenile court officials said they could not remember ever investigating such a serious case involving such a young suspect.