A quick look at police action, local court cases and all manner of alleged misdeeds. As always and with respect to our Constitution, all suspects are INNOCENT until proven guilty.
Kansas City Gunpoint Crisis
Authorities say a man led Kansas City Police Department officers on a high-speed pursuit after he pulled a gun on an off-duty officer.Police said the off-duty officer was in uniform, and driving his personal vehicle in the northbound lanes of US-169 around 9 a.m. Near I-29.
Meth Town Teen Suspect Captured After Brutal Crime
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A teenager is facing charges in connection with a June assault at the Bingham-Waggoner Estate in Independence, according to court records. A volunteer for the city's Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department was working at the historic site on June 17 when she was carjacked and assaulted, police said.
Show-Me Life Fight
A federal judge has denied a request by Missouri to allow a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy to go into effect while the state waits for further court action.The Kansas Star reports that U.S. District Court Judge Howard Sachs had previously paused parts of Missouri's new abortion law.
Give Midtown KCPD A Brake!!!
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A police van was involved in an accident on Thursday afternoon. KCTV5's Leslie Aguilar was in the area when the crash happened at 39th and Southwest Trafficway around 1:30 p.m. The police van had its lights and sirens on while it was headed west on 39th Street.
Latino Counseling Options Considered
Officials say public defenders in Kansas City, Missouri, are sometimes handling more than 100 cases at a time, and staffing and workload situations have been dire for years. We speak with leaders of the public defender's office to find out how those pressures are affecting attorneys' mental health and the ability of clients to get a fair trial.
Lady Teen Confronts Serious Charges
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A suspect in connection to a killing in Kansas City, Kansas over Labor Day weekend has been arrested and charged. According to court documents, 19-year-old Alexia Hendricks has been charged with second-degree murder and aggravated robbery. KCK police responded to a shooting near 59th and State Ave.
Golden Ghetto Blight Fight
The Metcalf Crossing site, at the northwest corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Metcalf Avenue, has caused Overland Park problems for years. Despite coming down hard on a developer who has failed to meet several deadlines in revitalizing a blighted site off Shawnee Mission Parkway, an Overland Park council committee agreed to give him another shot.
Talking Crime & Tourism
A Missouri state lawmaker warned on Wednesday that violent crime could end up impacting business and tourism in the Kansas City area if leaders don't find a solution for more safety. State Representative Richard Brown (D-Kansas City) pointed to the NAACP travel advisory for Missouri and metal detectors in Westport on Friday nights as signs of the growing problem of violence.
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