Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Kansas City Crime Scene: Local Murder Suspect Alert Amid Crime Spike

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Without question the warmer Kansas City weather is spiking an uptick in local ALLEGED misdeeds and so we share this compilation of local news regarding police action, court cases and crime searches.

Suspect Kansas City Tourist

Police believe man wanted for murdering Iowa woman is in Kansas City

by: Travis Meier, AP Wire Posted: / Updated: AMES, Iowa - A woman is dead and police have a warrant to arrest a man who they believe is in Kansas City for her murder. Police responded to a welfare check at an apartment in Ames at 7:02 p.m. on Sunday, Feb.


Suburban Hero Dodges Bullets From Bandits

Man shot at trying to stop thieves from burglarizing cars in Blue Springs neighborhood

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - A good Samaritan tried to stop a car burglary in progress Monday morning in his neighborhood and ended up facing a barrage of bullets. It happened about 2:30 a.m. Monday near S. Powell Avenue and E. 52nd Street Court South.


Westside Tragedy Aftermath

Mo. Mom and Her Son Are Killed, Allegedly by Victim's Boyfriend

Mother of five Khasheme Strother, 35, and her son, Raymon Hill, 20, are dead after an altercation with her boyfriend, police say A Missouri mother and one of her five sons are dead - and her boyfriend has been charged with killing them. On Feb.


More Highway Gunfire

Raymore police say woman shot several times Tuesday afternoon

Raymore police said a woman was shot several times Tuesday afternoon during a domestic dispute.Authorities said the shooting was reported about 1:45 p.m. near Crest Drive and Highway 58.Police said the victim was standing outside a vehicle when she was shot. The woman was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.Investigators said a man was taken into custody.


COVID Crime Hurts Workers

KDOL says fraud claim payments have cost state unemployment insurance program $140M

The Kansas Department of Labor said Tuesday about $140 million in fraudulent claim payments were made from the Kansas regular unemployment insurance program.The state Department of Labor released the data Tuesday following what it called "an in-depth analysis and IRS Form 1099-G reconciliation from Jan. 1, 2020, through Dec.


Show-Me Tricky Suspect Mugshot Postscript

Woman charged with stealing trooper's patrol car in St. Charles County

ST. CHARLES COUNTY - A woman who sped off in a Missouri Highway Patrol car after being arrested on Saturday has been charged with three felonies. Heather Rene Nesler, 32, of St. Charles, was able to slip out of her handcuffs and steal the trooper's car when the trooper went to retrieve her purse for her, authorities said.


Highway Gunfire Repeat

Police investigating I-70 road rage shooting

MANHATTAN, KS (AP/KCTV) - A woman is recovering in a hospital after being shot on Interstate 70 in a road rage incident near Manhattan. The man suspected of shooting her has not been caught.


Youngster Suffers Shooting

St. Joseph police investigating shooting of 8-year-old girl

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Police in St. Joseph are investigating the shooting of an 8-year-old girl at an apartment complex there. The shooting happened Sunday morning at the Oak Ridge Apartments in St. Joseph, the News-Press reported. Police said the girl was taken to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City with critical injuries.


Tech Helps Cold Case

Arizona's 'Valentine Sally' identified as Missouri woman

FLAGSTAFF, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Coconino County Sheriff's Office announced Monday that after 40 years they have been able to officially identify the Jane Doe from the Valentine Sally case. Valentine Sally was one of the oldest unsolved "Jane Doe" cases in Arizona.


Street Justice Legislation Sparks Culture War Debate

New legislation would protect drivers who hit protesters

Video above: Video shows SUV colliding with protesters in Boston streetWhen massive demonstrations against racial injustice erupted across the nation last summer, protesters used an increasingly common tactic to draw attention to their cause: swarming out onto major roads to temporarily paralyze traffic.This method sometimes resulted in searing images of drivers plowing through crowds, causing serious injuries and in some cases, deaths.Now, Republican politicians across the country are moving to stop the road-blocking maneuver, proposing increased penalties for demonstrators who run onto highways and legal immunity for drivers who hit them.


Waiting Game Ruling

Missouri judge says public defender waitlist unfair

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri judge said the wait time for some poor defendants to get legal help is unconstitutional but is giving state lawmakers time to beef up the agency's budget in hopes that will help.


Outcry For Justice After Tragic Duffel Bag Demise

'I hope they pay': Family of woman found dead in Buchanan County a year ago wants justice

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The family of the mom killed and left in a bag on the side of a rural road feels one step closer to justice. Two people were charged over the weekend in the death of Ariel Starcher. The announcements came nearly one year to the day after her body was found in February 2020.

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