Quick fact check on a common misconception powering the discussion of American violence . . .
Reason: New study trashes crappy consensus correlating gaming violence and aggression in real life
And then we share this overview of the greater metro crime scene, charges, allegation and investigations . . .
KCTV5 Allegations Go Viral
FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -- KCTV5 News' investigation into allegations and fraud concerning a Topeka-based autopsy company now strings across the nation. KCTV5 has heard from families on both coasts and across the nation who say Shawn Parcells took their money but never completed the work.
Horrific Kansas Aftermath
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Golden Ghetto Lady Boss Brought Down
KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) - A 61-year-old Overland Park woman has been convicted of participating in a conspiracy to distribute drugs supplied by a drug cartel in Mexico. Christine Little Wood was found guilty Monday of being part of a ring that distributed heroin and methamphetamine from January 2010 to April 2017.
Local Nasty Charges
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City, Missouri man with prior felony convictions for child pornography was sentenced Monday in federal court for receiving child pornography over the internet. Travis E. Fleming, 44, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison without parole, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Show-Me Car Crime Hard Time
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt wants more severe penalties for carjackers - especially when they use a deadly weapon. Schmitt threw his support Monday behind a push to create a felony motor-vehicle hijacking statute. Because there isn't a specific law dealing with carjacking, Schmitt said, there can be different punishments under robbery or stealing charges.
Tragic Local Connection
A New Orleans man arrested in December on four rape charges is now accused in a fifth rape and kidnapping, according to arrest records. Daniel Meridy, 34, also suspected in three sexual assaults in Kansas City, Mo., was rebooked Wednesday (Feb. 20) with additional charges of first-degree rape and aggravated kidnapping, Orleans Parish court records show.
Sleaze Scummit Runaround
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Two people have been arrested after a short police chase ends in Lee's Summit. Kansas City police say officers saw a vehicle about 10 p.m. Monday that matched the suspect vehicle in an aggravated assault the previous day. The driver began speeding east on Bannister Road near James A.
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