Kansas City Crime Scene: Scams, Killing & Crashes

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'Be aware': Kansas City area mom, police warn of suspicious texts trying to lure in people

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - An Kansas City area mom is warning others after she got several suspicious text messages, and she believes someone's sending the same messages to others, too. Police said it could be a scam, and it doesn't discriminate.

Murder reported in Lawrence, Kan. grocery store parking lot

Police in Lawrence, Kansas, are investigating a murder after an incident in a grocery store parking lot Wednesday morning. Police said the incident happened in the parking lot of the Dillons Food Store on West 23rd Street in Lawrence.One person is in custody in connection with the incident.

Jackson County man found guilty for illegally possessing a firearm

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A federal jury today convicted a Jackson County man of illegally possessing a firearm back in 2019 while trying to walk to St. Louis. 75-year-old James Johnson was found guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Lenexa police seek suspect who drove at an officer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Lenexa Police Department is searching for a suspect who's run from police multiple times over the past week. On one occasion, the man drove at an officer as the officer was throwing out a tire deflation device, according to a Facebook post by the department.

2 Kansas men found guilty of robbing banks in Leawood, Roeland Park

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) - Two Kansas men are facing time in prison for a pair of Johnson County bank robberies that happened in 2018 and 2019. A jury convicted Michael Shiferaw, a 22-year-old from Olathe, of two counts of armed bank robbery and two counts of discharging a firearm in connection with a bank robbery.

Lawsuit: Mixup keeps Independence family at gunpoint near Yellowstone

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park rangers and Wyoming sheriff's deputies seeking a murder suspect held a vacationing family at gunpoint for an hour without adequate cause, a lawsuit claims. Brett and Genalyn Hemry, of Independence, Missouri, say they are victims of false arrest, excessive use of force and false imprisonment.

Overland Park police report several injured in U.S. 69, I-435 interchange crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Overland Park police said several people reported injuries following a multi-vehicle collision at the U.S. 69 and Interstate 435 interchange. It happened shortly after 9:30 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-435. Three vehicles were involved, an OPPD spokesperson said.

Kansas Highway Patrol looking for witnesses from fatal collision in Wyandotte County

WYANDOTTE COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- The Kansas Turnpike Authority is asking for the public's help in gathering information on a fatal accident that happened Monday afternoon on I-70 eastbound. Authorities are seeking a subject who was seen in a faded black Chevrolet S-10 that was stopped on the right shoulder of I-70 and was seen talking to the victim prior to the collision.

Fort Leonard Wood leaders asking for help finding missing soldier

WAYNESVILLE, Mo. (KMOV.com) - Fort Leonard Wood leaders are asking for help finding a missing soldier. Specialist Joshua J. Morrison was last seen in the area of Ruby's Landing after kayaking on the Gasconade River. First responders from Fort Leonard Wood, U.S.

Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department receives scam phone call, warns public

Even police departments receive scam phone calls. The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department posted to their Facebook on Tuesday about a scam call they received from a number that stated the department had placed an order for iPhone 11s that cost over $700.

Concerned about T-Mobile data breach? Here's what you should do

A Kansas City-area cybersecurity expert says you should take some important steps if you are affected by the latest T-Mobile data breach.Burton Kelso said people should immediately change their passwords on their T-Mobile account and monitor their credit."The severity of the information that's contained in this data breach is huge," Kelso said.Hackers told Vice's Motherboard they were selling "full customer info" of more than 100 million people.

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