Kansas City Crime Scene: Flames, Deadly Gunfire & Hope

As usual, overnight we hear a great deal of gunfire and police sirens . . . Accordingly, here's a glimpse at police action, recent case and all manner of ALLEGED misdeeds . . . Read more:

Hobo Burns Benton Blvd

Man experiencing homelessness charged with arson of KCMO apartment building

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man experiencing homelessness told investigators he set fire to an apartment building where he had stayed for two days. Rodney Boyles, 35, is charged in federal court for starting a fire Jan. 13, 2021, in the 1100 block of Benton Boulevard that injured several people.

More Deets On Teen Girl Killed

Woman shot and killed at Kansas City apartment building

Kansas City, Missouri, police are investigating a deadly shooting at an apartment building Thursday morning.It happened around 12:45 a.m. at an apartment complex on East 42ndSt. near Pittman Road. Police responded to a sound-of-shots call and found a woman shot inside the apartment building.

Investigation Cont’d In The Dotte

Wyandotte County DA's office to allow outside review of CIU cases handled by fired members

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) --- The Wyandotte County District Attorney's Office will allow an outside agency to review cases handled by two terminated members of the Community Integrity Unit. The announcement Friday from the Wyandotte County DA's office comes following revelations of secretly recorded audio featuring the two terminated individuals having troubling workplace conversations.

KCK Stray Bullet Kills Guest

Man charged in connection to KCK shooting that killed innocent bystander in his home

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A 51-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection to a March 31 shooting in Kansas City, Kansas that killed an innocent bystander who was hit by a stray bullet in his home. The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department announced Thursday that James Edward Merritt, Jr.

Kansas Creeper Earns Hard Time

Former School Resource Officer Gets Life in Prison for Repeatedly Raping a Young Child

Mark Scheetz, 32, of Kansas was sentenced on Tuesday A former Kansas City, Kan., school resource officer has been sentenced to prison for repeatedly raping a child younger than 14. Mark Scheetz, 32, was sentenced on Tuesday in Norton County District Court to life in prison, the Kansas Attorney General's Office said in a news release.

Insurrection Aftermath

KC Proud Boy charged in Jan. 6 riots files motion to await trial while out of jail

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One of several Kansas City-area Proud Boys members charged in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol says he shouldn't have to wait in jail until the outcome of his trial. Olathe resident William Chrestman, 47, was one of three Kansas City-area residents initially charged in connection to the capitol riots.

Community Hopes To Thwart Crime

Concert and car show aim to stop violence

By Corbin SmithEditorial Assistant Coming up May 30, All Christians Serving Together, KC Restoration Church and Hope City will host a concert and car show drive out at the Northeast Athletic Field, 6500 St. John Ave., behind SuperFlea. From 11 a.m.

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