Another quick look at court cases, police action and all manner of ALLEGED local misdeeds.
Local Runaround Postscript
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A suspect wanted in connection to a homicide in Kansas City, Kansas, is in custody following a police chase Thursday. KCK police initiated the pursuit just before noon and were later joined by the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Dangerous Divorce Talk Lockup
LIBERTY, MO (KCTV) - A man who told police how he planned and carried out the murder of his estranged wife in 2016 has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, plus another 40 years. Larry Ratliff, a 70-year-old from Grain Valley, was convicted in September of first-degree murder and armed criminal action.
18th & Vine Argument
An arrest warrant has been issued for a Black Economic Union intern accused of vandalizing the historic Lincoln Building in Kansas City's 18th and Vine District. Takishia Ford, 39, failed to appear in court Thursday morning to face a felony property damage charge.
More Temp Jail Disaster Deets
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City will now have to come up with some new ideas on where to house its city inmates. One location currently housing Kansas City jail inmates, Heartland Behavioral Health, won't be part of the plan in the future. One reason for that is because the center lost its insurance coverage.
Show-Me Real State Crackdown
Hide Transcript Show Transcript THIS CHASE. TONIGHT, CONFIRMATION, THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT HAS STARTED INVESTIGATING T.E.H. REALTY. INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER MATT FLENER IS HERE, AFTER SPEAKING WITH U.S. SENATOR JOSH HAWLEY. REPORTER: THE SENATOR CONFIRMING HUD IS NOW INVOLVED.
Raytown Cuban Crime Boss Convicted For Arsenal & Drugs
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - A federal jury has convicted a Raytown man of drug trafficking and illegally possessing firearms. Victor Rodriguez Kessel, a 63-year-old from Cuba, was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine, attempting to manufacture crack cocaine, possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute, possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Insult After Injury
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The father of a metro boy shot by a stray bullet says his son is facing a new challenge. The angry dad says his 5-year-old is being bullied. The Kansas City Public School District said it began looking into this story when Primitivo Garcia Elementary School administrators found out about the allegations Thursday morning.
Northland Po-Po Ruling
The Clay County government deliberately underfunded jail contracts for food and health care for the county's inmates, according to Thursday's ruling by the Missouri Western District Court of Appeals. The three-panel court sided with a trial court's decision in a case where the facts were largely undisputed.
Kansas City Pupper Detective
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The newest member of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Kansas City is working to find evidence that could link suspects to unsolved deadly shootings. "Shilo," an almost 2-year-old Labrador retriever, has been on the job in the metro for three months.
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