Kansas City Crime Scene: PlayStation Killing & Other Tragedies

In this roundup of info we take a peek at Kansas City metro crime follow-up news, traffic tragedy and all manner of ALLEGED misdeeds. 

As always, toward the end of the list we try to find a few upbeat stories worth a peek . . . 

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Third KC man charged in fatal shooting of woman selling Playstation

A third Kansas City man faces charges related to the fatal shooting on Aug. 23, 2021 of a woman who was found in an overturned vehicle in the area of Independence Avenue and the Paseo.Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today that Latrell Muldrew-Golston, 21, was charged with second degree murder.Two others have been charged in this homicide, according to court records.

8 lbs of fentanyl smuggled into Kansas City on bus from San Diego, feds say

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Federal authorities have indicted a man they say smuggled eight pounds of fentanyl aboard a bus traveling through Kansas City, MO. Jonatan Gutierrez, 28, is charged with fentanyl possession and intent to distribute in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury on Tuesday, according to the U.S.

Family of missing man says KCK police needs to do more, remains need to be found

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The family of a man last seen on Father's Day is waiting for answers. They say the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department isn't doing enough to catch his killer, but the department disagrees. Justin Siwek, 32, hasn't been in touch with his family since late June.

Indoor temperatures break 100 at Kansas prisons without air conditioning

TOPEKA, Kansas -Inmate dorms topped 100 degrees during the hottest days of summer at the Winfield Correctional Facility. The state prison is one of the handful of Kansas Department of Corrections facilities without air conditioning throughout the entire building. "The heat in Winfield is nearly unbearable," said Demarcus Richards, a KDOC inmate who spent two years in Winfield.

Kansas City police investigating after woman struck, killed in hit-and-run crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department is investigating after a 61-year-old woman was killed following a hit-and-run crash Wednesday night. The incident was reported just after 7 p.m. Police said the woman was crossing Troost Avenue near 81st Street, east to west, when she was struck by a person driving northbound.

Kansas federal court set to hear case of $165,000 seized from marijuana sales in Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A federal court in Kansas is set to hear a case dealing with the forfeiture of over $165,000 made from medical marijuana sales in Kansas City, Missouri, that was being driven through the state to Colorado to be deposited.

Infrared cameras help KCPD find suspect in police chase

Newschopper 9 gave us a bird's eye view of a man who led police on a chase, before running off in a wooded area and hiding in a tree.But it was Kansas City, Missouri police's technology in the air that spotted him and lead to his capture.

'They lost a good one': Neighbors react to death of KCK man in front of his home

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Neighbors were shocked to learn a man was killed in his driveway on Sandusky Avenue Wednesday afternoon after a bizarre and violent crime spree in Kansas City, Kansas. "He didn't deserve this he really didn't," Ron Piersee, who lives three doors down from the victim, said.

KCK police confirm suspect involved in homicide, crime spree, taken into custody

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department said they have located the suspect involved in a homicide and other crimes earlier Wednesday. Police said they located the red Hyundai Tucson Wednesday afternoon that at 14th Street and Prospect Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.

Deputy shown on video running over driver now works at Kansas prison, attorney says

by: Heidi Schmidt, AP Wire Posted: / Updated: BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) - The attorney for a Black man who was run over by a Kansas deputy in an encounter caught on dashcam video says he was shocked to learn the deputy is now employed as a master sergeant at the Hutchinson prison while under criminal investigation.

Eight members of a Kansas City, Kansas, cult indicted on charges of forcing minors to work without pay

A federal grand jury has indicted eight members of a Kansas City, Kansas-based sect on forced labor charges, detailing a long list of alleged abuses of minors as young as 8 years old. The sealed indictment against the members of the United Nation of Islam, which was hit with a nearly $8 million civil judgment for human trafficking in 2018, was returned on Oct.

Local lawmakers propose law in D.C. requiring phone providers to release locations in emergencies

Local lawmakers are once again introducing the Kelsey Smith act on Capitol Hill. The law requires cell phone providers to release a phone's location in a life or death emergency. It may have saved the life of 18-year-old Kelsey Smith in Overland Park, Kansas.15 years ago, Kelsey Smith walked out of a Target store in Overland Park and disappeared.

Independence police want to amend Prop P to pay for more than new officers

Barely two years after Independence voters passed a use tax to help pay for the city to hire more officers, the department hasn't been able to increase the number of officers and now will ask voters Tuesday to allow it to use the money for other needs.

Kansas City police board, mayor, develop plan to hire more officers at higher pay

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City police may be able to hire more officers at a higher salary next year. But to do it they'll likely have to give up something that was the subject of a lawsuit between the Board of Police Commissioners and Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas this year.

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