Kansas City Crime Scene: Dead Body Dump Postscript, Threats & Mugshots

In this roundup we take a peek around the metro and offer a glimpse at ALLEGED local misdeeds, police action, warnings . . . And, as always, we try to finish on an upbeat note.

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Salaries to become priority in next KCPD budget

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police staffing is the center of discussion over funding for the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department as the department is proposing a budget that is 6% higher than the last fiscal year, an increase of more than $16 million. On Wednesday, the Board of Police Commissioners (BOPC) convened to discuss the proposed budget.

Man sentenced to life without parole set for release on birthday of man he killed

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A local man sentenced to life without parole for an execution-style murder will be getting out in a month. Eddie Ramsey was sentenced to life without parole, but that was before a Supreme Court ruling that changed things retroactively for juvenile offenders.

Man charged in connection to body found during illegal dumping investigation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man is now facing federal charges connected to a body found during an illegal dumping investigation in Kansas City. Cedric Evans, 46, has been charged with felony counts of possession of a firearm as a felon, methamphetamine possession and possession of a firearm with drug trafficking.

Man sentenced to more than 6 years in prison for 90-mph crash that killed a grandmother

LEAVENWORTH, KS (KCTV) -- A Leavenworth County man who was in possession of meth has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for a crash that led the the death of a grandmother and injured a child.

59-year-old man sentenced in Leavenworth County for stealing 13-year-old's lawnmower

LEAVENWORTH COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- A 59-year-old man has been sentenced to 12 months probation for stealing a 13-year-old's lawnmower. District Judge Gerald Kuckelman handed down the sentence. According to the Leavenworth County Prosecutor's Office, the court did grant 60 days of jail time, $1,270 in restitution, court costs, and probation fees.

Independence police investigating school threat

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Independence Police Department is working to investigate the validity of a threat made against the Independence School District Thursday night. Officers were made aware of a social media post threatening gun violence Friday at Pioneer Ridge Middle School, according to an IPD Facebook post.

Family of 61-year old woman killed in hit-and-run asks for help from witnesses, police

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Police are searching for the driver who struck and killed a 61-year-old woman Wednesday night and kept driving. Family members identified the woman as Sophia Broadway. They said she lived near the intersection where the incident happened.

Johnson County Sheriff to officers: 'We have a place for you'

JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- Johnson County Sheriff Calvin Hayden has a message for police officers and deputies across the nation: Come join the Johnson County Sheriff's Office. In an open message to the law enforcement community, Hayden said Johnson County is a "safe haven" for officers who feel "unsupported and undervalued by their communities and their government leaders."

KC metro donates thousands in honor of fallen Independence police officer

by: Heidi Schmidt Posted: / Updated: INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - It's been a month since Independence police officer Blaize Madrid-Evans was shot and killed while responding to a call. Since then, people across the Kansas City metro have stepped up to donate thousands of dollars to honor the fallen officer.

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