More deets and reporting on some of the top Kansas City crime stories from throughout the day . . .
Kansas City Discount Standoff Today
Negotiators with the Kansas City Police Department are working the scene of a standoff at an area Dollar Tree. Police said officers were called the area near 89th and Wornall around 5:30 p.m. to investigate a disturbance. Witnesses on scene asked police to investigate an emotionally disturbed person who may have been armed.
Jackson County Jail Crisis Continues . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Brandon Cooper was in the Jackson County Detention Center for DUI and drug possession when he was allegedly attacked by eight other inmates. Cooper says he, "Got hit in the back of the head. I turned around. I squared up because I didn't know what was going on.
Golden Ghetto Killer Rejected
A decade after the murder of Leawood teenager Ali Kemp, her father says thousands of women have learned self-defense techniques from classes that started in her memory. KMBC 9's Martin Augustine reports. Federal court rejects appeal in 2002 Kansas murder of Ali Kemp Appleby's appeal argued that his confession was not legally obtained and his trial attorney was ineffective.
Meth Town Stabbing Party
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - An Independence man is in jail for reportedly stabbing another man after an argument over birthday cake. Ruben Medina, 57, is charged with armed criminal action and first-degree domestic assault. Court documents say the incident happened Tuesday afternoon in the 2200 block of S. James Downey Rd.
Deadly Shooting Tragedy Testimony
Wife of Independence homicide victim: "They ripped my soul"
KCK Manhunts Still Underway
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- One of four men charged with the murder of a 10-year-old Kansas City, Kan., girl in October 2014, remained on the run Thursday afternoon. Machole Stewart, 10, was killed in a drive-by shooting on Oct. 26, 2014.
Show-Me Police Vs. Protesters
Police departments are standing by their officers' response to protesters after days of civil disobedience throughout the St. Louis region. Although three lawsuits have been filed against the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, officials are confident the majority of their officers complied with the department's use-of-force policy, which establishes guidelines, though one area law professor argues those guidelines are up for interpretation.
More Deets On JoCo Crime Kick-Back
A female jogger who was attacked and grabbed by a stranger on the Indian Creek Trail Tuesday night is opening up about her experience. Stephanie Steiniger said night was falling when a man approached her near 119th and Quivira. She says he asked her for the time, and as she looked down, he grabbed her wrist.
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