This evening we share a bevy of local links that might not be debatable but offer a glimpse of police action, court fights and recent captures . . . Here's our review of the top Kansas City crime news items right now:
Buddies Homicide Aftermath
Kansas City bar owner's death in house explosion ruled a homicide
Naming Dead In Meth Town
INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -- Police have identified a man shot and killed at an Independence McDonald's. The victim of the homicide that happened on July 14 on U.S. Higwhay 40 near Interstate 70 has been identified as Brian K. Jones-Woodruff, 23, from Kansas City.
Sleaze Scummit Sex Assault Silence Sparks Legal Action
LEE'S SUMMIT, MO (KCTV) - A day after the resignation of its superintendent, the Lee's Summit School District in back in the spotlight with a civil lawsuit filed against the district claiming official s failed to act after a middle school student said she was raped.
KCK Gunfire Tonight
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- KCK police are investigating a shooting Wednesday night that has left at least one person with life-threatening injuries. Police reported the shooting just after 7:30 p.m. in the area of 15th and Cleveland, a few blocks north of Parallel Parkway. No suspect information has been released at this time.
KCMO Murder Case Arrest
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City man is facing murder and domestic assault charges for allegedly killing his neighbor after a fight with his girlfriend. Stevie Rambo, 54, is charged with second-degree murder, armed criminal action, and domestic assault in the July 5 shooting death of Lynn Armstrong near 93rd and Myrtle.
Rural Golden Ghetto Spy Cam Suspect Captured
JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- A Johnson County man is facing three child sex-related charges after police say he set up a secret camera to look at an underage child. Roger Schimmel, 52, of Edgerton, is charged with three felonies including sexual exploitation of a child, indecent liberties with a child and breach of privacy using a camera.
Meth Town Discipline Dispute
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- An Independence couple is facing charges for allegedly beating two children with a belt after they'd been caught shoplifting. Andrew Crutcher faces two felony counts of child abuse or neglect, and Brittany Hall faces two counts of felony endangering the welfare of a child.
Show-Me Nasty Fed Listing Fight
Twenty-five people listed on the state's lifelong sex offender registry are suing to have their names removed, arguing that it is unconstitutionally cruel.The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that the plaintiffs include a woman barred by her church from a marathon to fight hunger and a man who saw hatred spewed so often his daughter was forced to move and his wife took her own life.
Kansas Priest Crackdown
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says agents have opened 74 investigations in 33 counties into alleged sexual abuse by members of the Catholic clergy.The KBI said it initiated the investigations after it received 119 reports from people who said they were victims of abuse.
Stop KCK Truck Crime
KCKPD hit-and-run suspect vehicle Kansas City, Kansas, police are asking for help to locate the driver of a truck that sideswiped a police vehicle, injuring two officers.Police said officers were near State Avenue and Village West Parkway on Sunday around 10:37 p.m.
And this is another OPEN THREAD for right now . . .