Along with a great deal of tragic violent crime news to blog this evening we share this collection of alleged misdeeds, police action and court case news links.
More Deets On Kansas City Police Management
The Kansas City Council may consider whether returning the police department to local control can help reduce the city's soaring crime rate. Councilwoman Melissa Robinson introduced a resolution last week asking the city manager to explore the pros and cons of local control of the Kansas City Police Department, and then report his findings to the council in six months.
Horrific Olathe, Kansas Snapchat Robbery Earns International Rebuke
Four Kansas high school student have been arrested for two armed robberies carried out on Halloween One of those robberies was recorded on Snapchat and went viral on social media On Monday cops confirmed that Snapchat video was related to the four teens who were inside a car demanding a
Tragic Deets After Deadly Family Drama Kills Lawman
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Court records are providing new details into the day a Wyandotte County sheriff's captain was killed in his home one month ago. Capt. Chris Arnold, a 25-year veteran of the department, was shot and killed on Oct. 5 after an alleged argument with his son, Zachary Arnold.
Rock Chalk #MeToo Debate
LAWRENCE, KS (KCTV) -- A University of Kansas graduate student who was charged with filing a false police report is finally speaking out. "It has been really hard to be involved in the criminal matter, because I have felt like I haven't had a voice.
Golden Ghetto Creeper Reportedly Targets Lady Shopper At Embattled Mall
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- An Overland Park man is facing charges after he allegedly tried to take a photo underneath a woman's skirt while she was shopping. Joshua Weikel, 32, is charged with one count of invasion of privacy by video or picture in Johnson County court.
Kansas Clerk Crook Caught
MARYSVILLE, Kan. - The former clerk of a northeast Kansas county has admitted to spending more than $100,000 of taxpayer money for personal use. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a news release that 44-year-old Sonya Laurette Stohs, of Marysville, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Marshall County District Court to felony misuse of public funds.
Cruel Hobby Charge
EUREKA, Mo. (AP/KMOV) -- A Missouri man faces multiple charges after alleging attacking his grandparents with a golf club. Authorities say the elderly couple, both in their 80s, suffered serious injuries. Jason King, 40, of Eureka is jailed without bond. Court documents say King became angry when his grandparents accused him of stealing their medications.
Gun Rights Crackdown FAILS At Street Level
A southwest Missouri trial lawyer says the federal background check system used for firearms sales is faulty. During a Monday hearing before an interim Missouri Senate committee studying the state's gun violence problem, Craig Heidemann of Springfield, says Missouri is not providing mental health information to the database, to keep guns away from unstable people.
Latest Local Scammer Alert
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. -- Telephone scams are getting more sophisticated. Blue Spring Police are warning about one series of disreputable calls that involves a scammer pretending to be with the police. A police spokesperson said that fraudulent caller cost one Blue Springs resident $9,000.
EPIC H Nightmare Hits Missouri
A southwest Missouri lawyer calls the heroin problem in his region unimaginable. During Monday's interim state Senate committee hearing about gun violence, Craig Heidemann of Springfield, says with drugs come guns. "You can buy heroin for cheaper than a six pack of beer," says Heidemann. "It's devastating our community."
Show-Me Weed Pardox
RAYTOWN, Mo. -- Medical marijuana is on the books as law in Missouri. But as the program rolls out, a few hiccups are already happening for patients. "There are going to be kinks. There are going to be folks who aren't up-to-date on the laws as they should be," said Darby Cook, founder of Missouri Cannabis Clinic.
Litany Of Allegations Confront Old School Vape Dude
OKLAHOMA CITY - A 70-year-old northwest Oklahoma man has pleaded guilty to trying to hire his business partner in Kansas to kill a man in Oklahoma City. Court records show Vernon Wayne Brock of Alva signed a plea agreement Wednesday admitting he tried to "conduct a murder for hire" plot to kill the unidentified man.
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