A quick but important collection of local alleged misdeeds, police action and court cases confronting metro residents . . .
Latest KCMO Murder Report
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A teenager died and a child was wounded Wednesday night in a shooting outside a house in east Kansas City, Missouri. The double shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. near East 44th Street and Cypress Avenue. The wounded child is an 7- or 8-year-old girl.
Golden Ghetto Floater ID
Overland Park police identified the 37-year-old man who was found dead Tuesday in a pond in the 9400 block of Metcalf Avenue. The body Ronnie Freudenvoll, 37, was discovered around 7 a.m. floating in the lake located at the northwest intersection of West 95th Street and Metcalf.
Funny Money In Bonner
Bonner Springs PD SOURCE: Bonner Springs PD Police in Bonner Springs are warning residents and businesses about fake $100 bills being circulated.Investigators said in a Facebook post that the fake bills look and feel real, but that they are usually $1 bills that have been washed and reprinted to look like $100 bills.
Fake Po-Po In The Stix
GRANDVIEW, Mo. - Police say a man is going around impersonating a cop after an incident that happened at around 6:45 a.m. on Aug. 22. A man allegedly questioned a juvenile in the 6300 block of 129th St., according to a media release on the department's Facebook.
Family Drama Redux
TOPEKA, Kan. - A federal appeals court has ruled that a former Kansas county prosecutor doesn't have absolute immunity in lawsuits filed by a man who spent nearly 16 years in prison for a murder his brother later confessed to committing in a suicide note. The 10th U.S.
Lake Death Postscript
A Missouri appeals court has ruled that the former superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol overstepped her authority when she fired a trooper who was driving a boat when a handcuffed Iowa man fell out and drowned.The appeals court on Tuesday sent the case back to the patrol to determine proper punishment for Trooper Anthony Piercy in the 2014 death of 20-year-old Brandon Ellingson, of Clive, Iowa, at the Lake of the Ozarks.The Jefferson City News-Tribune reported a patrol review board recommended Piercy be reinstated but transferred out of the Jefferson City troop.
Time To Read For Cons
The Kansas state prisons chief has abolished a list of 7,000 banned books and adopted a policy that allows for the review and appeal of confiscated publications.Jeff Zmuda became the Department of Corrections acting secretary last month. Under Zmuda's policy adopted July 30, mailroom employees flag questionable publications for a manager's review.
Kansas City Future Freedom After Wrongful Imprisonment
FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -- Ricky Kidd was wrongfully convicted in a 1996 double murder that took place inside a home near Swope Park. He was just released August 15 and is now opening up about his new freedom and the challenges he faces starting over.
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