Kansas City Crime Scene: Guns & Legal Fighting

In this quick update we take a peek at recent reports of violence along with a couple of notes on court moves in the aftermath of street life.

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FBI, KC agencies warn against shining lasers at aircraft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Several Kansas City area agencies are warning the public against shining lasers at aircraft. The FBI, Kansas City Aviation Department and Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department issued a joint statement on Monday. The concern is that with increased holiday travel, there could be an increased risk to aircraft.

Thieves steal guns from vehicles in Clay County for the second time this month

by: Heidi Schmidt Posted: / Updated: LIBERTY, Mo. - The Clay County Sheriff's Office is investigating to determine if the same people are responsible for two waves of crimes targeting people living along 92 Hwy and A Hwy west of Kearney. Deputies said for the second time this month, someone took property from unlocked cars in that area.

KMBC 9 Investigates: A drug overdose, a jail restraint chair, detox, duct tape, then death

Two sheriff's deputies stood over a man they had just brought into the Newton County jail's detox cell 10 minutes earlier.Forrest Stockton was breathing heavily, flailing his head back and forth, as the straps of a restraint chair cinched around his wrists, shoulders, stomach and ankles.Their first try to put a protective rubber helmet on Stockton's head failed.He flung it off.So, they came back with duct tape.Jail surveillance video shows the two Newton County deputies put one strip of duct tape around the right side of Stockton's helmet and head.

We noted KCMO homicide #136 yesterday . . .

KCPD investigating homicide near 49th street

KASNAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Kansas City police are investigating a homicide after performing a welfare check Monday morning. Police went to the 1800 block of NE 49th Street around 11:30 a.m. to perform a welfare check on someone who had not been showing up for work.

Final written arguments due today in Kevin Strickland wrongful conviction hearing

After making a case in front of a judge earlier this month, written arguments must be submitted today in the wrongful conviction hearing of Kevin Strickland. Judge James Welsh, a retired Missouri Court of Appeals judge, will decide his fate.Strickland has spent the last 43 years in prison for a triple murder.

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