Kansas City Crime Scene: Local Links Amid Rising Violence

Right now we take a moment of pause to gather news on ALLEGED crimes, police action, court cases and all manner of news on local street life.

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KCPD asking for help in hit and run accident that left one woman seriously injured

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The Kansas City police and Greater KC Crime Stoppers are asking for the public's help in an August hit-and-run accident that left one woman with serious injuries. According to police, around 4:30 a.m. on August 14, Sherlaun Moore had just left a party when she was hit by an unidentified SUV near 9th and Agnes.

Family says Kansas City hit-and-run victim out of coma, searching for driver

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The family of a Kansas City hit-and-run victim needs help. Sherlaun Moore was hit by an SUV back in August. She has broken bones, memory loss and recently woke up from a coma. They want to tell her justice is on the way.

America's Most Dangerous States

Violent crime - a broad category of offenses that includes robbery, aggravated assault, and homicide - is on the rise in the United States. According to FBI data, there were a total of 1.3 million violent offenses reported in 2020, or 388 for every 100,000 people - a 5% increase from 2019.

KCK Police Department investigating homicide from late Saturday morning

by: Zoe Jones Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The Kansas City Kansas Police Department is currently investigating a homicide from late Saturday morning. At around 11:59 a.m., officers responded to a shooting at the 4300 block of State Ave. Upon arrival they discovered a black male with an apparent gunshot wound.

Lee's Summit Police find vial with ashes inside, looking to reunite remains with family

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO (KCTV) -- The Lee's Summit Police Department is trying to reunite a vial containing cremated remains with its rightful owner. According to the department, the vial was located in a business parking lot in Lee's Summit. Upon finding it, the discovered it contained someone's ashes.

Kansas City man charged with multiple sex crimes against children

PLATTE COUNTY, MO (KCTV) --- A Kansas City man has been charged with multiple child sex crimes against two young girls. Brian Kelling, 54, has been charged with two counts of first-degree statutory sodomy and two counts of second-degree statutory sodomy. The victims are 12 and 14 years old, according to court documents.

Olathe Proud Boy might remain in custody in Capitol riot case until at least January

An Olathe Proud Boy charged with conspiracy in the Capitol riot case learned on Friday that he might remain in jail until at least early January. That news came at a hearing in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for four Kansas City-area Proud Boys and two Arizona siblings who prosecutors say conspired to breach the Capitol on Jan.

Ex-governor calls for clemency for Missouri death row inmate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A former Missouri governor is urging the current occupant of the office to grant clemency to a convicted killer who is days away from facing execution. Democrat Bob Holden was elected in 2000 and served one term.

Eyewitness testimony often unreliable yet widely used to win convictions

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Kevin Strickland's case has drawn nationwide attention because he's spent 43 years in prison for a triple murder he swears he didn't commit. Strickland was largely convicted on eyewitness testimony. That witness was shot the night the three men were murdered, but she survived.

Police confirm a body was found in the Missouri River east of Bond Bridge

by: Zoe Jones Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Police have confirmed that there was a body found in the Missouri River, and have not identified the gender at this time. The body was found in the water by kayakers. The body was found East of the Bond Bridge.

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