Kansas City Crime Scene: Misdeeds & Maybe Dark Winter Redemption

Tonight we finish with a roundup of police reports, court cases and a vast array of nasty allegations which hint at our ongoing Kansas City crime crisis.

As always, we try to finish with just a bit of hope . . .

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Kansas City police investigating after 1 critically injured in shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police in Kansas City, Missouri, are investigating after one person was critically injured in a shooting on Tuesday night. Officers responded to the area of east 27th Street and Prospect Avenue at around 6:30 p.m. There they located the victim who was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Authorities looking for stolen Charger in connection with fatal shooting on Amtrak train

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO (KCTV) -- The authorities are looking for a stolen vehicle that they believe could be connected to the fatal shooting on an Amtrak train that happened last Friday. The Lee's Summit Police Department is looking for a stolen, gray 2015 Dodge Charger sedan.

Prosecutor: No charges in Black Kansas teen's custody death

A Kansas prosecutor said Tuesday that he won't file criminal charges over the death of a Black 17-year-old who became unresponsive while being restrained facedown for more than 30 minutes following an altercation with staff at a Wichita juvenile center in September.

KCK man charged in woman's fatal beating, assault of 4-year-old child

Jackson County prosecutors announced Tuesday that a Kansas City, Kansas man has been charged in the fatal beating of a woman and the assault of a 4-year-old.Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said that Jose E. Escalante-Corchado, 29, was charged with first-degree murder, assault, two counts of armed criminal action and endangering the welfare of a child.Kansas City police were called about 5:45 p.m.

KCK man charged in deadly beating of woman and assault of 4-year-old girl

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 29-year-old Kansas City, Kansas man is facing charges in connection to the deadly beating of a Kansas City, Missouri woman and the assault of her 4-year-old daughter. Jose E. Escalante-Corchado was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder, first-degree assault, two counts of armed criminal action and first-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

Man charged in connection with woman's death, 4-year-old's hospitalization

JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- A man is facing several charges after a woman was found dead and her daughter was hospitalized for critical injuries this weekend. According to the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office, 29-year-old Jose E. Escalante-Corchado of KCK has been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault, two counts of armed criminal action, and first-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

Kevin Strickland, released from prison 43 years after wrongful conviction, suing alleging poor medical care

A Kansas City, Missouri, man recently released from prison 43 years after a wrongful conviction has filed a lawsuit alleging poor medical care behind bars left him dependent on a wheelchair. Kevin Strickland and his attorneys have filed a lawsuit against Corizon LLC, the company contracted to handle medical care for the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Kansas City doesn't run criminal background checks on board appointees

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Bipartisan group of Missouri lawmakers hope to close domestic violence gun loophole

State Rep. Ron Hicks, R-Defiance. // Photo by Tim Bommel/Missouri House Communications Marsha Keene-Frye grew up around guns, going hunting with her family from a young age near her home in Mississippi County. To this day, she still regularly carries a firearm and considers herself a supporter of the Second Amendment, just like most of her neighbors in southeastern Missouri....

Young Kansas City mother dies in New Years Eve shooting, family want answers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The family of a young woman killed on New Year's Eve wants answers in her death. The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department said it is investigating and waiting on information from the Jackson County Medical Examiner. Now, Tera Williams' parents are waiting too and hoping to understand why their daughter is no longer with them.

Keith Carnes' mother hopeful he will be released following judge's findings in 111-page report

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A mother believes her son is one step closer to being released from prison for a murder he has fought to prove he did not commit. Keith Carnes, 51, is serving a life sentence for the 2003 murder of Larry White.

Family, advocates react to judge's findings in Keith Carnes case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The findings from a judge appointed by the Missouri Supreme Court doesn't make any recommendations on the fate of Keith Carnes, but it details how he didn't get a fair shake during his original trial in Jackson County. This is something that his family and advocates have been saying all along.

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