Kansas City Crime Scene: Dead Bodies & Consequences

We take a moment to collect and share of the more important links regarding public safety, police action, court cases and all manner of Kansas City crime news.

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Investigation Below The Surface

Police investigating body found in water at Bales Lake

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri, police are investigating after a body was found in the Bales Lake near East 24th Street and Topping Avenue. The Kansas City Fire Department was assisting in recovering the body from the lake. No other details were immediately available.

Local Wild Life Aftermath

Man pleads guilty in deadly KC Zoo shooting

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A Kansas City man pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm, which he accidentally fired in a fatal shooting at the KC Zoo in 2020. Anthony Meneses, 28, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to being being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Cowtown Trafficking Road Trip Busted

Las Vegas man indicted for possessing over 8 pounds of meth on bus in Kansas City

by: Brian Dulle Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Las Vegas, Nevada man has been indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday for possessing more than eight pounds of methamphetamine in his duffel bag aboard a bus passing through Kansas City, Missouri. Reginald S.

Police Ask For ID Help

Local hospital trying to identify patient who doesn't know who he is

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Truman Medical Centers/University Health is trying to identify a patient who doesn't know who he is. TMC/UH says that this man has been a patient there since Aug. 3, which was a week ago. The hospital says he doesn't know his identity and appears to be in his 20s.

Kansas Violence Keeps Up With KCMO

Wichita ties with Kansas City on murder record as violence spikes nationally

Wichita tied Kansas City, Kansas, with 56 murders in 2020, combining for a total of 58% of Kansas' 193 murders during the record year, according to Kansas Bureau of Investigation statistics released Friday and dating back to 1959. Meanwhile, property crime was the lowest it has been since 1973, possibly since so many people were staying home.

Golden Ghetto Crackdown On Drunks

Overland Park police to engage in drunk driving crackdown

OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -- The Overland Park Police Department will be joining in a statewide crackdown on drunk and impaired driving from Aug. 20 until Labor Day on Sept. 6. Local and state law enforcement will be taking part in "You Drink. You Drive. You Lose."

Broken Windows Theory Double Down

'We should be doing more': In St. Louis and KC, fixing vacant property could reduce violence

ST. LOUIS - Ten people were killed in Nikki Howard's neighborhood just last year. On her stretch of Genevieve Avenue, along the northeastern end of the Walnut Park East neighborhood, nearly 75% of the homes on the block have been abandoned.

Hard Time After Abuse Report

Greenwood man gets 15-year term for trying to drown infant

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) - A suburban Kansas City man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for trying to drown his infant daughter in a pond. Jonathan Zicarelli was sentenced Friday after he pleaded guilty to child abuse in the attempted drowning in December 2018 in Greenwood, about 20 miles southeast of Kansas City.

Kansas City Polices The Police

When domestic violence involves a police officer

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Family Fights Alleged Neglect

Great Aunt starts funeral fund warning young children could die from neglect, blasts safety nets

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- They say the wheels of justice turn slowly, but for a Kansas City, Kansas woman, enough is enough. "Hell yes, I'm angry," said Jeannine. "I'm pissed off. I am so angry." She decided to go public to protect her niece and nephew. She's putting protective services on notice.

Pandemic Crime Problem Proves Persistent

'Anybody can get anything': More fake COVID-19 vaccination cards being created

As more employers and colleges require COVID-19 vaccines, more fake vaccination cards are being created."In this day and age of social media and Google, anybody can get anything," Dr. Aftab Khan said.Khan, an internal medicine physician, said whether they're pulled off social media or somehow forged or stolen from a pharmacy, fake vaccination cards are hard to tell apart from real ones.

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