Right now we share a quick roundup of Kansas City metro crime news that includes but isn't limited to the aftermath of deadly shooting spree and continued pandemic problems.Naming The Dead
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City police have identified five victims who were killed in four separate shootings over the weekend. Police say Bruce Baker, 60, was found dead inside his car after 6:30 p.m. Friday after officers were called to the area of 102nd and Oakland for a welfare check.
Double Tragedy Mourned
The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department is asking for help to generate tips in a weekend shooting that claimed the lives of two teenagers. Police said gunfire broke out around 10 p.m. Saturday near 73rd Street and Norton Avenue.Witnesses told officers that two small groups got into an argument outside a home in the area, and someone started shooting.
Rock Chalk Retrial
A Wichita, Kansas, man and former KU student originally sentenced to 12 years in prison for rape has been released from prison after being granted a new trial.Douglas County District Court Judge Sally D. Pokorny ordered a new trial for Albert Wilson during a virtual hearing on March 16.
Second Hand Legal Fight
OLATHE, Kan. - Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas is taking city of Olathe to federal court over a city ordinance the nonprofit called discriminatory. The suit, announced Monday, comes after the city denied Goodwill a license to operate at a new location.
Meth Town Conspiracy Allegations Rebuked
INDEPENDENCE, Mo.- An Independence man said he was the subject of racial profiling after being accused of being a get-away driver following a robbery at a local bank. Clarence Gravitt said Independence Police and the FBI came to his home on March 10 and questioned him for hours.
Kansas City Metro Still Plagued By Deplorable Crooks
TOPEKA, KS (KCTV) -- On Tuesday, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt warned people to exercise caution if they are approached regarding the third round of COVID-19 stimulus checks. As was the case with the previous checks, the AG says people should be wary of scammers who offer to help people get their checks.
Kylr Yust is about to go on trial. Meanwhile, David Jungerman sits in jail with a trial date not in sight.
One of the Kansas City area's two biggest criminal cases is set to go to trial soon, while the other continues to go nowhere. Here's an update on the murder cases of Kylr Yust in Cass County and David Jungerman in Jackson. Kylr Yust Yust, 32, has been in custody since October 2017, charged in...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Presbyterian church council's call to remove police Chief Rick Smith is drawing objections from some urban core ministers who said they've been working with police to improve community relations. The Heartland Presbytery called for Smith to be removed last week, saying that the council is "not anti-police, but anti-process."
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