Quick report on Kansas City metro alleged misdeeds, police action, court cases and all manner of local conflict involving the law . . .
Kansas City Northland NextGen Serial Robbery Suspect Charged
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City man is facing charges for allegedly robbing multiple businesses in the Northland. Achebe Arome, 18, faces robbery and armed criminal action charges in Clay and Platte counties. According to court documents, Arome robbed five businesses between Oct. 13 and Oct. 16.
JoCo Youngster Crackdown
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- There are new charges in the murder of an Overland Park teenager. Plus two months after giving birth, a third suspect remains on house arrest awaiting her fate. "There's no reason at all why she should be out," Amy Workman, mother of victim Ben Workman, told FOX4.
Kansas City Suspected Drunk Driver Is No Quitter
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On Monday, prosecutors charged a metro man with causing a deadly crash in January. Paul Dowdell, 39, is charged with driving while intoxicated resulting in the death of another person. At the time of the crash, Dowdell was driving on a suspended license, according to court documents.
Show-Me Military Investigation
The Missouri attorney general's public corruption division is investigating a former Missouri National Guard general on suspicion of misusing public funds.Retired Army Maj. Gen.
Costly Kansas Justice
KANSAS CITY, KS (AP) - Relatives of a Kansas man who was fatally shot by a police officer have settled a wrongful death and civil rights lawsuit for $1 million. The Kansas City Star reported the settlement Monday for the family of Antonio Garcia Jr.
Show-Me Missouri Violence Conversation
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri police and prosecutors on Monday disagreed over how to curb gun violence in a state rocked by the killings of more than a dozen children in St. Louis alone this year.
Kansas #MeToo Debate
A common tactic for the "believe all women" crowd is to claim that prosecuting false accusations will lead real victims to avoid reporting a crime. The mental gymnastics it takes to achieve the claim ignores the fact that false accusations actually hurt real victims because they make people less inclined to believe the next victim.
Rising Crime In JoCo Outskirts
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A video that circulated on social media Monday is related to two previously reported robberies, according to Olathe police. Police were called to the 11700 block of Marion Street and the 18600 block of 151st Street on Oct. 31 to investigate armed robberies.
Show-Me New Start
ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- A Missouri woman sentenced to life behind bars is getting a second chance. Verdia Miller was convicted of murder in 1982 following the death of Larry Dean Smiddy. Miller was with a man named Eddie Jackson the night the murder occurred, but she did not pull the trigger.
Kansas City Grassroots Crime Fighter Celebrated
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- This FOX4 Pay It Forward Award goes to an unsung hero helping fight crime in Kansas City. Beth Falkenstein nominated Calvin Neal, who works at the ADHOC Group Against Crime, because she said he's consistently working to make his community a better place.
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