Here's our recent collection of local news regarding court cases, police action and all manner of ALLEGED misdeeds.
Tragic Search Clues
ST. LOUIS -- Search warrants say a St. Louis-area woman whose husband is charged in her death had looked up "what to do if your husband is upset you are pregnant" on her cellphone before she went missing last month. The St.
Nothing Found In KCK
Kansas City, Kansas, detectives said they did not find human remains at a home where Star Boomer once lived. Boomer vanished in 1999.Investigators said they reached the area they were working to get to and did not find any evidence.Police started excavating the property after receiving a tip from a witness who saw Boomer at a nearby bar the night she disappeared.
Rural Killer Locked Up
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Grain Valley man found guilty of murdering his estranged wife was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole, according to Clay County prosecutors. In September, jurors found 70-year-old Larry Ratliff guilty of stabbing Carolyn Ratliff, 65, to death on Jan. 4, 2016.
Urban Escape Attempt
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - A man is facing charges after managing to escape from the Heartland Center for Behavioral Change. According to court documents, 29-year-old Tyron B. Berry escaped by running out an open door on Dec. 4. A staff member began chasing him, so Berry stopped and said he would stop running.
Youngster Hate Crime Fear
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Platte County High School has launched an investigation after a noose was found in a restroom at the school on Thursday, according to district officials. A staff member found the noose, which was made from a shoestring, in a boys restroom around 11 a.m., the district said in a message to parents.
Ongoing Racial Drama On The Outskirts Of Town
PLATTE CITY, Mo. -- Platte County R-3 Schools are investigating a potentially racist incident. A staff member at Platte County High School found a noose made of shoestring, hanging in a bathroom on Thursday. "Shock. Disappointment," said parent Syquis Phillips.
Meth Town Gunfire Report
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Richard D. Saettone II, has been charged with 2nd Degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of another man during an attempted burglary of an Independence apartment according to Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker. Court records detail the events on September 22, 2019 that led to the death of Robert Shinneman.
Peaceful Holiday Wishes
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Healing Pathway Victim Service Agency will host its 7th annual Christmas event for children of local homicide victims. Healing Pathways says hundreds of children will receive gifts this year. The event starts at noon at the Kansas City Police Department south patrol division. Mayor Quinton Lucas will be attending.
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