For our beloved weekend visitors we share this extensive compilation of recent news stories on police action, court cases and all manner of alleged misdeeds from across the metro.
Kansas City Mass Shooting Victim Remembered
Raeven Parks, 25, had just reapplied for her old job at an Overland Park call center last week. She drove through snow and ice to find out if she could have the role she left just a few months earlier to take care of some personal matters.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The woman shot and killed outside the 9ine Ultra Lounge on Sunday night recorded Facebook video of her arrival at the nightclub less than 30 minutes before her life ended. Other club customers believe both police and security could have done better to keep them safe.
Local Social Media Busted
KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) -- A second man has been charged in a fatal Kansas City shooting during a marijuana deal that was arranged over Snapchat. Twenty-one-year-old Damarco Watkins, of Independence was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder, robbery, assault, unlawful use of a firearm and three counts of armed criminal action in the September 2019 shooting that killed Robiell Avilla and wounded a second victim.
Pervasive Porch Pirates
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In less than 30 seconds Tuesday afternoon, Jaycee Fugate became the latest victim of porch pirates pilfering packages across the metro. "There they were backing into the drive and came up onto the porch and stole our packages and just left," she said.
Neighborhood Talks After KCMO Shooting Spree
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Kansas City police are investigating a homicide where the shooter said he was just protecting his property. It happened before 6 a.m. on Thursday near 83rd and The Paseo. Police said the shooter is cooperating with their investigation. "The homeowner is being very cooperative," they said.
More Deets On Gunfire Targeting NEXTGEN
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A shooting on Kansas City's east side injured two adults and an 8-year-old girl Thursday. Folks who live in the neighborhood at East 56th Street and Wabash Avenue said the shooting was a result of a feud between neighbors.
JoCo #MeToo Consequence
OLATHE, Kan. -- A Lenexa man who was found guilty of trapping his girlfriend in an apartment for weeks and raping her will spend more than two decades in prison. A Johnson County judge sentenced 38-year-old Anthony Darryl Allen Thursday to 331 months, or just over 27 years in prison.
KCK Needs Community Help To Find Bad Hombre
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) - The authorities are asking for the public's help solving a homicide investigation following the death of 19-year-old in December. According to police, officers went to a home in the 2200 block of Franklin Ave. after someone called on Dec. 9, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
Missouri Fire Honcho Convicted
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A former southwestern Missouri fire chief convicted last year of raping a young woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. 70-year-old Larry McConnell was sentenced Friday, Jan. 24, following his November convictions of three counts of second-degree statutory sodomy and one count of second-degree rape, KYTV reported.
Football Fan Fires
Officers spoke with two victims who said that Timothy L. Douglas is a frequent customer at the barbershop and that he approached the store in an aggressive manner. One of the victims said Douglas came in and was angry with the final score of the Titans vs. Chiefs NFL game.
JoCo Gunfire Postscript
MATFIELD GREEN, Kan. (AP) - Authorities say a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper has shot and critically wounded an armed man amid a confrontation after his vehicle became disabled during a pursuit.
Suburban Lady Crime Arrest
A woman was taken into custody after a Lee's Summit bank was robbed Thursday afternoon, police said.Authorities said police were called at 3 p.m.
Show-Me International Intolerance Allegations
A former Missouri prison worker who was born in Pakistan alleges in a lawsuit that she was frequently called a "terrorist" by her coworkers and was sometimes asked if she was "a suicide bomber." Sana MacClugage, who moved to the U.S. in 2004 and became a U.S.
Show-Me Weed Lesson
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Joani Harshman is one of the attorneys representing Jamie Wilson, a man from Trenton, Missouri, who was put in jail for having marijuana in his car although he's a medical marijuana card holder. Now she wants the state to openly clarify the law.
Kansas Cry Freedom
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Hope can be cruel. Prisoner Patty Prewitt certainly understands that. She's been waiting two decades for a governor to possibly grant clemency. She's never heard no. She certainly hasn't heard yes. So, she waits. "Yeah, yeah, this has been the roller coaster ride.
In Defense Of Missouri
The chief justice of the Missouri Supreme Court says the state needs to properly fund its public defender system to continue the criminal justice reforms it has passed in the past several years.
Po-Po Home Game Talk
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - State lawmakers are considering whether to allow police in all Missouri municipalities to reside outside the cities where they live. A House bill initially introduced to lift the residency requirements for officers in St. Louis was expanded Tuesday to include all Missouri cities, despite opposition from Kansas City leaders, The Kansas City Star reported.
Super Bowl Interrupted Again By Deadly Culture War
The NFL is wading back into controversial territory with a new Super Bowl ad addressing police shootings of black Americans.The 30-second spot, which stars retired wide receiver Anquan Boldin, reenacts the Oct. 18, 2015, death of Boldin's cousin, Corey Jones.Boldin's cousin was shot by former police officer Nouman Raja in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
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