Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Kansas City Midweek Crime Scene

Tonight we share a quick survey of court cases, police action and all manner of ALLEGED local misdeeds for our most dedicated blog denizens . . .

KCMO Gunfire Aftermath

Kansas City man charged in fatal double shooting at 31st and Cypress

A Kansas City man faces multiple felony charges in connection with a double shooting on Nov. 26 in the area of 31st street and Cypress Avenue.Jackson County prosecutors charged 28-year-old Jonathan D. Campbell with second-degree murder, first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, first-degree robbery and three counts of armed criminal action.

Show-me Political Solution

Kansas City mayor says bipartisanship is critical in battling crime (AUDIO) - Missourinet

Kansas City's mayor says the hardest part of the job is dealing with the increasing violence in his city. Kansas City saw at least three homicides in 24 hours this weekend, bringing the total number of homicides there this year to 141. That's up from 120 in 2018, with a full month to go.

Digging For Truth

Star Boomer's family hopes search will yield closure

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A Kansas City, Kansas, mother and sister hopes for closure after a cold case was reopened in the search for a woman who disappeared 20 years ago. Police recently started digging up an empty lot along South 49th Street between Douglas and Barber avenues in the search for Star Boomer, who was last seen in 1999 at a KCK bar.

Testimony Today

Convicted killer Shon Pernice says he was questioned in Star Boomer disappearance

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) - Shon Pernice lived in a house in the area where Star Boomer lived and right around the same time she was frequently seen. KCTV5 News talked to him on the phone from prison about the developments.

Golden Ghetto Justice

Johnson County judge's son found guilty in 2018 shooting

OLATHE, Kan. --The son of a Johnson County judge has been convicted of felony charges stemming from a 2018 shooting that left a man in critical condition. Isaac Vano, 25, was convicted on counts of aggravated battery and aggravated assault by a Johnson County jury.

Boozy KC Crime Scene

KC man charged with murder in deadly liquor store shooting

A 31-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with murder for a shooting last month outside a liquor store. The Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney's Office announced Wednesday that Jhermeil R. Taylor faces one count each of second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Footballer Case Closed

Chiefs' McCoy reaches settlement in suit filed by former girlfriend

Kansas City Chiefs running back LeSean McCoy and his former girlfriend have reached a settlement in a lawsuit she filed against him, court records show.Delicia Cordon filed the lawsuit last year accusing McCoy of failing to protect her from a violent July 2018 home invasion at a home he owns in Milton, just outside Atlanta.

Crime After KC Victory

Chiefs fan blames Raiders fans for vandalized truck after Sunday's blowout win

SAN DIEGO -- Jesse Wilson calls southern California home, but his heart is in the Midwest. Wilson is a big Kansas City Chiefs fan. You can see it all over his home, and you used to be able to see it all over his truck.

Big Biz Gamble

New Missouri lawsuit targets 'rogue' video gambling company

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The owner of a Missouri coin-operated game company wants a judge to shut down another company's video gambling terminals, alleging they are illegal and hurting profits. TNT Amusements filed the civil lawsuit last week in Crawford County against Torch Electronics, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Fed Cash To Fight Kansas Crime

Kansas getting more than $2.6 million in federal grants to fight crime

The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs Wednesday announced more than $376 in federal grants, going toward fighting crime across the U.S. Of that total, the U.S. Attorney's Office says Kansas is receiving more than $2.6 million in federal grants 'to enhance public safety.'

Show-Me Justice Redux

$500,000 federal grant to help restart MU Innocence Clinic

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The University of Missouri has received a $500,000 grant that will help it restart a law clinic dedicated to investigates possible cases of wrongful conviction. KMIZ reports that the the grant from the Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice will fund the MU Innocence Clinic.

KC Animal House Crackdown

Kansas City animal hoarder found guilty on 18 counts of animal cruelty

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It was guilty on all counts for a Kansas City woman who authorities say is a habitual animal abuser. After a two day trial, a judge found Dorothy Vandergriff on 18 counts of animal neglect. "Things have gotten progressively worse.

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