Orange Is The New Black is coming to a glorious conclusion and that makes us nearly as sad as the bevy of local crime news impacting the metro. Take a look:
Kansas City Runaround Today
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Police have arrested at least two people after a chase in Kansas City on Tuesday afternoon. The chase started at Truman and Woodland around 2:10 p.m. and then ended at Linwood and Troost around 2:20 p.m.
Buddies Drama Redux
Before Buddies gay bar owner Melvin "Lee" Mecker died in a house explosion last month, he told police he was repeatedly attacked by an ex-boyfriend. Court records show the ex-boyfriend was convicted of crimes against Mecker but avoided jail time.
Rising Westport Crime Testimony
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One person was arrested after allegedly stealing a work truck in Westport last week, injuring a construction worker in the process, according to court records. Luke Bacon, 26, was charged with felony stealing, second-degree assault and tampering with a motor vehicle in connection with the April 30 incident.
Po-Po Help Tow Truck Tragedy
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Things got a little heated Monday after a metro tow company FOX4 has been warning you about for years struck once again. "The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department knows about it. Northmoor Police knows about it. They all know about it, and they are after you, and they are going to get all of you."
Rural Missouri Misdeeds Reconsidered
SMITHVILLE, Mo. - Doug Lowe says his son, a mushroom hunter, had an unexpected encounter with a park ranger at Smithville Lake last week. Lowe said a Clay County park ranger stopped his son to ask if he had any mushrooms. When he told the ranger he did not have any yet, the ranger told him, '"Well, if you do you're going to have to pour it out or you could be arrested,'" Doug Lowe said.
Sleaze Scumit Postscript
LEE'S SUMMIT, MO (KCTV) - A suspect has surrendered after a standoff that lasted hours Tuesday morning. Officers were dispatched to a local hospital on the report of a gunshot wound. After talking with the victim, officers were able to determine that the shooting took place inside a home in the 100 block of northwest Chipman.
Kansas City Search For Clues
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Monday marked a difficult day for the family of Michael Rhodes. "I don't even want to think about it. That day was the worst day of my life," said Fonteshia Rhodes as she burst into tears just thinking about May 6, 2010.
Show-Me Tazer Double Take
The parents of a Maryville, Missouri, teenager with autism have asked for a new trial after a jury declined to find the police officers who tased him liable for damages. In a motion filed Friday, Ernest and Ella Kramer say the jury's verdict was against the weight of the evidence, "resulting in a miscarriage of justice."
Where We Stand Right Now
A new report from Safe Wise ranks Kansas City as the fifth most dangerous big city in the country.According to its methodology, Safe Wise said Kansas City is the country's fifth most dangerous big city behind St. Louis, Detroit, Baltimore and Memphis. Milwaukee, Cleveland, Albuquerque, Indianapolis and Oakland round out the top 10.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .