Kansas City was founded in the 1830s as a Missouri River port at its confluence with the Kansas River coming in from the west.
He was convicted in June of second-degree murder, attempted robbery, armed criminal action and leaving the scene in the killing of Jacob A. Crime Police were investigating a shooting shortly before 9 p.m. Crime Ian Mc Carthy, who is charged with first-degree murder in the Sunday night shooting of Clinton police officer Gary Michael, made his first court appearance Friday. Crime The tampering charge alleges William Grant Noble threw the rifle used in the slaying of Police Officer Gary Michael into a creek about 2 miles north of Clinton, Mo. Crime A vigil for 16-year-old Adarius Barber was held Wednesday on the football field at Washington High School in Kansas City, Kan.Most of the city lies within Jackson County, but portions spill into Clay, Cass, and Platte counties.Along with Independence, it serves as one of the two county seats for Jackson County.Major suburbs include the Missouri cities of Independence and Lee's Summit and the Kansas cities of Overland Park, Olathe, and Kansas City.The city is composed of several neighborhoods, including the River Market District in the north, the 18th and Vine District in the east, and the Country Club Plaza in the south.