Right now we take peek at crime news that caught our interest given their local connections as we prep for an "eventful" weekend.
Here's the www.TonysKansasCity.com news link compilation . . .More Reporting On Deadly Outing
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A federal grand jury in Kansas City, Missouri indicted a Jackson County man charging him with a hate crime involving an attempt to kill because of the victim's sexual orientation and discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence. In the case of United States of America v.
Rock Chalk Creeper Convicted
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - A jury found a massage therapist guilty Thursday of sex crimes against five people, including three female soccer players at the University of Kansas. Jurors returned guilty verdicts on all eight counts against Lawrence massage therapist Shawn P. O'Brien, the Lawrence Journal-World reported.
Discount Crook Caught On Camera
shawnee armed robbery suspect SOURCE: KMBC Police in Shawnee, Kansas, are asking for help in identifying a man suspected in an armed robbery last Saturday.Investigators said the Dollar General at 6638 Nieman Road was robbed Aug. 7 at 9:25 a.m.Police ask anyone who can identify the man from the surveillance pictures to call detectives at 913-631-2150 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
Life Lesson & Nasty Allegations
OAK GROVE, Mo. - A former Oak Grove High School teacher was charged Friday with several felonies after allegedly stalking and sending sex videos to students. The Jackson County prosecutor announced that 27-year-old Ethan C. Grumke faces first-degree stalking, two counts of furnishing pornographic material or attempting to furnish to a minor, attempting to commit sexual contact with a student, and second-degree stalking.
Kansas City Gunfire Reported
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has designated 40 shootings in 2020 as active shooter incidents. Although 2020 witnessed the highest rate of active shooter incidents for the period 2000 to 2020, casualties were significantly lower. Here's a breakdown of the FBI's Active Shooter Incidents in the U.S. in 2020.
Another Trial Ordered
KMBC file image SOURCE: KMBC file image The Kansas Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial for a Eudora woman who was convicted of murder after a baby died at her day care center. The appeals court said Carrody Buchhorn received ineffective counsel before she was convicted in 2018 of second-degree murder in the death of 9-month-old boy, Oliver "Ollie" Ortiz.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - The CoreCivic Leavenworth Detention Center has been on lockdown for 10 days after an inmate died from injuries he suffered in a fight, officials said Friday. Scott W. Wilson, 39, was kicked, punched and struck with a tray on Aug. 2.
Kansas City Connection To Investigation Methodology
In the final days of the Trump administration, a curious press release appeared on the Justice Department's website announcing the publication of a statement in response to a nearly five-year-old report that critiqued a handful of forensic science practices.
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