A quick roundup of crime news, allegations and Kansas City topics related to police action as we work our way toward the weekend.
No Charge For Bus Driver Flipping Out
Kansas Judge Controversy Redux
A Kansas judge who blamed two teenage girls for a sexual encounter with a 67-year-old man spent nearly a decade on the bench overseeing mostly sealed juvenile and child-in-need-of-care cases behind closed doors before taking over the adult criminal cases for a retiring judge last summer.
Traffic Stop Rescue Aftermath
LENEXA, KS (KCTV) - A man is facing charges related to a human trafficking case in Johnson County, Kansas after being pulled over by an officer in Lenexa earlier this month. On Feb. 1 at about 4:30 a.m., an officer made a traffic stop in the 8000 block of Lenexa Drive.
Funny Money Allegations In Golden Ghetto
Four people have been charged in Johnson County District Court with passing counterfeit money at businesses in Overland Park. Bond for each was set at $100,000.
Church Dude Fate In Question
Police Want Conversation With This Guy
MERRIAM, KS (KCTV) - The Merriam Police Department is wanting to locate a man who may have information about an incident that happened on Jan. 31. The police only said they wanted to talk to him "regarding an incident that happened at Walgreens." They did not provide any additional information about the circumstances of the incident.
Youngster Ride-Along Allegation
A Kansas City, Kan., man, who allegedly had a gun with him when he was shot during a suspected drug deal, has been charged with several federal firearms charges.
Show-Me Old School Theft
OLATHE, KS (AP) -- A 51-year-old former Olathe nursing home employee pleaded guilty to stealing jewelry from a resident suffering from dementia. Tonette Raylene Ealy, of Kansas City, KS, pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor count of mistreatment of a dependent adult. She also was ordered to pay restitution to the victim.
KCK Creeper Locked Away
Crime Across The State
Missouri News: St. Louis Man, James P. Pettus, Sentenced to 14 Years for Meth, Illegal Firearm * STL.News
KANSAS CITY, MO (STL.News) - A St. Louis, Missouri man who was found passed out at an Oak Grove, Mo., truck stop after a week-long bender has been sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing methamphetamine and a firearm. James P. Pettus, 40, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C.
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