Kansas City Crime Scene: Deadly Stabbing Life Sentence & More Misdeeds

We start this TKC collection with the aftermath of an exceptionally tragic story and then consider police action, other court cases and more ALLEGED metro misdeeds.

Here's more of our news gathering . . .

Man convicted of stabbing Air Force member to death sentenced to consecutive life sentences

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man who stabbed a member of the Missouri Air National Guard to death was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences. A Jackson County judge Friday sentenced Nicholas M. Webb, 61, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, according to a news release from the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office.

Man convicted of stabbing National Guardsman to death in road rage incident sentenced

A Pleasant Hill, Missouri, man will spend consecutive life sentences in prison for the road rage stabbing of a National Guardsman in 2018.A Jackson County, Missouri, judge sentenced 61-year-old Nicholas M. Webb to life in prison for second-degree murder in connection with the death of Cody M.

Man sentenced to consecutive life sentences for stabbing death of National Guardsman in Lee's Summit

JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- A Pleasant Hill man has been sentenced to consecutive life sentences for the fatal road rage stabbing death of Cody Harter. Last August, a Jackson County jury convicted 61-year-old Nicholas Webb of murder in connection with the road rage incident that happened in 2018, leaving a 23-year-old National Guardsman dead.

Jackson County jury awards nurse $350,000 after retaliation claim against St. Luke's

A Jackson County jury has awarded $350,000 to a former Saint Luke's Health System nurse after finding the hospital network retaliated against her for raising concerns about age and sex discrimination. Glenda Blackburn, now 68, managed a primary care practice in the Northland for Saint Luke's until she left in May 2017.

'Nine years': Family of Kansas City man killed by police still pushing for jury trial

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For the second time, the family of Ryan Stokes is heading to appeals court. This week, a panel of three judges heard their arguments in the 8 th circuit court of appeals in St. Louis.

Top U.S. crime cities grapple with police shortfall in recruitment and retention

Police departments in several U.S. cities with the highest crime rates reported workforce shortages heading into the final months of 2021, as forces wrestle with the challenges of both bolstering and retaining their forces. In most cases, the shortfall did not occur suddenly, but instead demonstrates a rising trend that police departments across the nation have identified over the last several years.

Kansas warns of illegal contractors in wake of storm damage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas Attorney General's office released a consumer alert Thursday that urged residents to be aware of illegal contractors in the wake of damaging storms and fires that took place across the state Wednesday night.

613 guns stolen in 2021 from vehicles in Kansas City parking lots near entertainment districts

KANSAS CITY, Missouri ( KCTV) -- Kansas City police say easy access to guns left inside parked cars at entertainment districts is causing an increase in violence. On Tuesday, Kansas City Missouri Police Department Capt. Sean Hutcheson gave a presentation to the Board of Police Commissioners highlighting a spike in firearm thefts from vehicles.

Sen. Lauren Arthur Files Legislation to Reduce Gun Crimes by Closing the Domestic Violence Loophole

Senator Lauren Arthur Files Legislation to Reduce Gun Crimes by Closing the Domestic Violence Loophole JEFFERSON CITY - State Sen. Lauren Arthur, D-Kansas City, has filed legislation to protect survivors of domestic violence by preventing criminals convicted of domestic assault from possessing a firearm.

KC non-profit supports formerly incarcerated people start businesses to reduce recidivism

"We'd like to think the people come home and get a fresh start but, that's really just not the case. There's so many barriers, there's so much stigma, and they really need a chance and more opportunity," said Kyle J. Benson Smith, Executive Director of Determination, Inc.

Developing . . .