Kansas City COVID Crime Scene: Dark Days Of Winter Turn Increasingly Violent

In this roundup we share mugshots, tragic testimony, allegations of misdeeds and a collection of stories that reveal worsening tempers amongst our neighbors as the pandemic continues.

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Local Life Cut Short

Family identifies Northland homicide victim who was just weeks away from birthday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Clay County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to identify a woman they hope can help them solve a Northland homicide case. A man was found dead on Feb. 1 outside of the Phillips 66 Station on Randolph Road near the gas pumps.

Meth Town Gunfire Postscript

Independence Man Shot This Week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A shooting Tuesday night wounded a man at a house in Independence. Police said the shooting happened about 9 p.m. after a disturbance in the 300 block of North Frandsen Road. No information was released on what caused the altercation. The victim's condition also was not released.

Local Car Crime Cont’d

'I worked hard for that car': Independence woman witnesses SUV stolen from her driveway

UPDATE: Independence woman who witnessed SUV get stolen from driveway says vehicle has been found INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - An Independence woman's car was stolen from her driveway Monday morning with her standing just feet away. Home surveillance video shows what appears to be an orange Dodge Challenger pulling up to the home off South Westport Road.

Abuse Charge In The Dotte

Wyandotte County detention worker accused of kicking restrained juvenile repeatedly

by: Travis Meier Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Kan. - New details released by Wyandotte County officials today allege that an employee of the sheriff's department used excessive force by repeatedly kicking a restrained juvenile in 2020. Jorge Navarro was charged in December with one count of mistreating a confined person and one count of battery.

Show-Me OD Aftermath Hot Mess Indictment

Missouri pair accused of dumping body after drug overdose

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - Prosecutors in southeastern Missouri have charged a man and woman, accusing the pair of dumping the body of a woman who died from a drug overdose. Cape Girardeau police were called to a wooded area near a parking lot Monday morning after the body of a woman was discovered there, television station KFVS reported Wednesday.

JoCo Killer Case

Man charged with 2003 Westwood murder has first court appearance in Johnson County

JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- A man charged with first-degree murder in the murder of David Ray Ninemire had his first court appearance in Johnson County on Friday. Eugene Keltner, 40, is now in the custody of Johnson County authorities after he was charged in connection to the 2003 murder that happened at the Westwood Apple Market.

Golden Ghetto Bones ID’d

Skeletal remains found in Johnson County identified

JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- Police have identified a set of skeletal remains discovered near Gardner Lake January 11, 2021 as 48 year old Matthew Lee Manion. Manion's cause of death is still under investigation and the Johnson County Sheriff's Office has not determined a cause of death.

Bad Biz Deal & Hard Time

Overland Park man sentenced for targeting rival Missouri store

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - An Independence business owner who admitted he hired a man to burn down a rival business has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison. William "Bill" Joseph Reneau, 44, of Overland Park, was sentenced Tuesday to 78 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $167,085 in restitution to his victims, federal prosecutors said in a news release.

COVID Changes Crime Scene Across The Globe

Covid: Police pressure as pandemic changes 'landscape of crime'

Unprecedented changes in lifestyle in the coronavirus pandemic led to an acceleration in shifts in criminal behaviour in Wales, a crime expert has said. Levels of reported crime fell across Wales from October 2019-2020, including in the first few months of the pandemic. But figures show reports of cyber crime, stalking and harassment spiked.

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  1. So whats the excuse for crime before the COVID? There's no excuse except poor leadership and lawlesness. Blame your mayor he has promoted the crime!


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