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Remains may be missing children

Mon., Sept. 10, 2007

Police looking for two children missing since 2004 found a shallow grave Sunday containing human bones, and the children’s mother said she had been told they were likely the remains of her son and daughter.

Tina Porter told the Kansas City Star that Independence police officers arrived at her house Sunday morning to tell her that they had found the remains of her children, Sam and Lindsey Porter, in the woods in Sugar Creek, about eight miles from Kansas City.

Police would not confirm that the bones were those of the children.

Sam and Lindsey Porter were 7 and 8 years old when their father, Dan Porter, picked them up from his estranged wife on June 5, 2004, for a weekend visit. The children haven’t been seen since.

Dan Porter, 44, was convicted in February 2006 of parental kidnapping with the intent to terrorize his ex-wife and sentenced to 38 years in prison.


Homeowner strips burglary suspect

A man who allegedly tried to burglarize a home lost his clothes in a scuffle with the 69-year-old homeowner and then tried to streak away before he was arrested.

Wayne and Kathie Boniface returned home Thursday night to find the man in their house. Wayne Boniface said the man made the mistake of grabbing his wife.

“As soon as he grabbed my wife, I had him in the kitchen wrestling him to the ground in a headlock and armlock,” Boniface said.

First, Boniface said, he ripped the man’s shirt off. Then, “his head was down over the railing, and in today’s world, pants are worn fairly loose. I pulled his pants, and his pants and underpants and shoes came completely off. He was completely nude.”

The 20-year-old man was apprehended about 20 minutes later. He has been charged with two counts of first-degree burglary. The man’s name was not released.


Worker arrested over salty burger

A McDonald’s employee spent a night in jail and is facing criminal charges because a police officer’s burger was so salty that he says it made him sick.

Kendra Bull was arrested Friday, charged with misdemeanor reckless conduct and freed on $1,000 bail.

Bull, 20, said she accidentally spilled salt on hamburger meat and told her supervisor and a co-worker, who “tried to thump the salt off.”

On her break, she ate a burger made with the salty meat. “It didn’t make me sick,” Bull told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

But then Police Officer Wendell Adams got a burger made with the oversalted meat, and he returned a short time later and told the manager it made him sick.

Bull admitted spilling salt on the meat, and Adams took her outside and questioned her, she said.

“If it was too salty, why did (Adams) not take one bite and throw it away?” said Bull, who has worked at the restaurant for five months.

Police said samples of the burger were sent to the state crime lab for tests.


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