Kansas City Crime Scene: Testimony, Bank Robbery & Hope

In this link update we take a glimpse at reporting from recent trials, some crime news from today and, always, a bit of hopeful news and community outreach from law enforcement.

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'It definitely hurts': Kansas City teen-run store cleared out by vandals

by: Sharifa Jackson Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Before they could celebrate their one-year anniversary, One Pair KC is already forced to start over. The new and teen-run business cleared out by vandals. The estimated loss is more than $40,000.

Leawood police investigating robbery at Wells Fargo bank

by: Brian Dulle Posted: / Updated: LEAWOOD, Kan. - Leawood police are investigating a bank robbery Wednesday afternoon. Police said the incident was reported just after 2 p.m. at the Wells Fargo bank located at 103rd Street and State Line Road. The suspect is described as a heavy set Black woman wearing a red mask.

Kansas City woman sentenced to life for husband's 2012 murder

by: Brian Dulle Posted: / Updated: LIBERTY, Mo. - A Kansas City woman was sentenced Wednesday for first-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband in November 2012. Viola Bowman, 60, was sentenced to life in prison without parole and 10 years for armed criminal action.

Kansas City police officer says he saw Cameron Lamb raise a gun before he fatally shot him

The Kansas City police detective charged with involuntary manslaughter in the Dec. 3, 2019, shooting death of Cameron Lamb, a Black man, took the witness stand in his own defense on Wednesday and testified that he fired into Lamb's red pickup truck when he saw Lamb reaching for a gun and raising it to his chest.

Retired KCPD Sgt testifies witness shared a moniker close to Strickland's nickname at scene

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A retired KCPD Sgt was part of a street task force which shifted around Kansas City in 1979. Larry Gilmer took the stand to testify about what he heard the night of the triple murder which should have left Cynthia Douglas dead.

Kevin Strickland's freedom rests in judge's hands

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Judge James Welsh will decide whether or not Kevin Strickland will walk free after 43 years in prison for what Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said is a wrongful conviction. If he is released, he will have served the longest term of any person wrongfully convicted in Missouri.

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FBI seeks information about man in connection to 6-year-old abducted in 1995

FBI agents are asking the public to come forward with any information about a man possibly connected to the Morgan Nick investigation.Morgan Nick was taken from a parking lot near a baseball field near a little league game in June 1995.

Mother of teen stabbed at KCK school hopes district adds safety measures

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Two F.L. Schlagle High School students remain in custody after another student was stabbed outside the school Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, the victim is recovering at home. Family said the student injured is 19-year-old Stavon Jackson. His mom, Marquetta Hill, hopes the district has new safety measurements after the incident.

Changing drug laws means changing training for Police K-9 units

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Police departments across the country are looking ahead and making changes when it comes to their K-9 officers, all because drug laws are changing. Many departments are deciding new dogs should not detect marijuana. Von Liche Kennels in Denver, Indiana, is a training facility for police dogs.

KCPD youth program gets new pickleball courts thanks to local fundraiser

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One Kansas City, Missouri, youth program, the Police Athletic League of Kansas City (PAL), got a new venue to play sports thanks to a local fundraiser. The department announced the opening of the new pickleball courts via Twitter.

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