Thursday, January 31 2013 5:13 PM EST2013-01-31 22:13:32 GMT
Police are seeking information about an assault that left a 51-year-old man critically injured. Independence police were dispatched about 10:30 p.m. Friday to the 2200 block of South Hall Street in onMore >
A man delivering Chinese food was beaten and left for dead on an Independence street after a robbery. Two men and a woman have been charged in connection with the attack. More >
INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -
A Chinese food delivery man was badly beaten on Jan. 11 and three people have been charged in the assault.
Jordan Cheng is finally awake and his father talked about his long road to recovery.
Four weeks ago, Cheng wasn't expected to live. He was severely beaten while delivering food from his job at Mandarin House restaurant.
The house on South Hall Street turned out to be vacant. Police said three suspects, now charged, tried to rob him and left him lying in a pool of blood.
"I don't know, you don't have to beat him, just get the money," Danny Cheng, Jordan's father, said.
The suspects beat Jordan Cheng in the head with a baseball bat. He underwent extensive brain surgery. Doctors removed part of his skull to allow the swelling to go down. They told his father Jordan Cheng may not survive.
Danny Cheng said doctors told him his son is doing very well, but he has a long road of recovery ahead and won't be going home soon.
Jordan is doing much better and his curiosity in KCTV5's news cameras can attest to that. He spent some time pushing buttons on the news camera and even looked closely into the lens and gave a big smile.
And while he may never regain his full mental capacity, he knows he's alive.
"Every day, I meet many angels who protect me," Jordan Cheng said in a soft whisper. "I (am) so lucky. Doctors, many nurses save my life - change my life."
If you'd like to help Jordan Cheng and his father, a fund has been set up.
Hawthorn Bank P.O. Box 710 Belton, MO 64012
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Saturday, May 25 2013 5:40 PM EDT2013-05-25 21:40:13 GMT
Two people are dead after a helicopter crash north of Springfield, MO. The chopper went down late Friday night in Hickory County. It was owned by Lucas Oil, which operates a speedway in the county. PreliminaryMore >
Two people are dead after a helicopter crash north of Springfield, MO.More >
Saturday, May 25 2013 5:19 PM EDT2013-05-25 21:19:54 GMT
A short police chase following a vehicle running a stop sign ended with a couple being taken to the hospital in handcuffs. Police said they tried to stop a vehicle that had run a stop sign near 55th StreetMore >
A short police chase following a vehicle running a stop sign ended with a couple being taken to the hospital in handcuffs.More >
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:38 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:38:03 GMT
A man dropped off at a police refueling station is in critical condition Saturday. Police said he showed up at the gas station, located at 26th Street and Prospect Avenue, about 1 a.m. with several gunshotMore >
A man dropped off at a police refueling station is in critical condition Saturday.More >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:01:17 GMT
Strong feelings are funning high one day after the Boy Scouts of America reversed its policy on gay scouts. The decision upset one Kansas City man so much that he decided to make a very personal protest.More >
Strong feelings are running high one day after the Boy Scouts of America reversed its policy on gay scouts. The decision upset one Kansas City man so much that he decided to make a very personal protest.More >
Saturday, May 25 2013 2:12 PM EDT2013-05-25 18:12:27 GMT
ROCKVIEW, MO (CNN/AP) - Federal investigators are trying to determine how two freight trains collided in southeast Missouri early Saturday morning, injuring seven people. Authorities say the two trainsMore >
Two trains collided in Missouri Saturday morning, causing an overpass to collapse and injuring seven. More >
Saturday, May 25 2013 1:59 PM EDT2013-05-25 17:59:50 GMT
A multiple vehicle collision has closed lanes of eastbound Interstate 70 Saturday afternoon. The wreck happened on the interstate, just past Brooklyn Avenue. Two left lanes are closed. There's no wordMore >
A multiple vehicle crash has closed lanes of eastbound Interstate 70 Saturday afternoon.More >
Saturday, May 25 2013 1:41 PM EDT2013-05-25 17:41:59 GMT
Police are investigating after they said a man tried to abduct a woman from a Grandview home. The incident happened Friday about 11:20 p.m. at East 129th Street, just east of US-71 Frontage Road. TheyMore >
Police are investigating after they said a man tried to abduct a woman from a Grandview home.More >
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:00:14 GMT
(KTXL/CNN) - A California man scarfed down more than 11 pounds of apple pie ... and somehow lived to tell the tale. Jamie "The Bear" McDonald consumed two giant apple pies in an attempt to break two worldMore >
Eleven pounds of pie in 10 minutes? No sweat. More >
Friday, May 24 2013 7:31 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:31:26 GMT
A nurse who serves on the Kauffman Stadium K-crew was able to revive a 14-year-old girl who collapsed during Thursday night's game.The girl was dancing in the upper-deck stands when she suddenly collapsed.More >
A nurse who serves on the Kauffman Stadium K-crew was able to revive a 14-year-old girl who collapsed during Thursday night's game.More >