Quick glimpse at some of the more important local crime, punishment, court and police links for right now . . .
Kansas City Gunfire Connection
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 25-year-old woman from Lenexa was gunned down early Sunday morning in Waterloo, Iowa. Police say that around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Micalla Rettinger was driving a car along an Iowa highway when a bullet entered the car, striking Rettinger. Rettinger later died from her injuries.
Memorial Across State Line
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Friends of Yates on Monday held its 20th annual candlelight memorial service to remember those who have recently been killed. The service brought out dozens of friends and family members to Forest Grove Baptist Church at Ninth Street and Oakland Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas.
Kansas Drug Life Consequences
One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Kansas prison officials are investigating whether illegal drugs played a role in four inmate deaths in four days, including one who was a convicted child sex offender from Wichita.
Suspected Church Creeper Captured
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man who may be connected to a string of church burglaries in Kansas City was arrested over the weekend. Cody Lucker, 34, was seen on surveillance video last week trying to break into the New Birth Christian Center in South KC.
More Reporting On Local Tragedy
The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department is investigating the rape of a toddler.Police said the 2-year-old girl and her siblings were left at home with a friend of the family last week.
Family Court Success
How A New Approach To Family Court In Jackson County Helped This Mother Keep Her Baby
Crowdsourcing Local Investigation
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Thanks to a FOX4 viewer, the Kansas City Police Department is one step closer to cracking the mystery of the badge "case." The Kansas City Police Department does not have officers or detectives assigned to the "case" of the badge mystery.
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