Kansas City Crime Scene: Friday Hit & Run, Property Crime & Gunfire

In this quick post we take a look at info from across the metro concerning ALLEGED misdeeds, police action, court cases and all manner of local news reports on street life.

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KC police search for truck after person hit, killed trying to cross Troost Avenue

SOURCE: KCPD Kansas City police are trying to find a a truck after a person was hit and killed Friday evening trying to cross the street.Police said the person was crossing Troost Avenue just south of East 89th Street about 6:30 p.m. when they were hit by a southbound truck.Authorities said the pedestrian died at the scene.


Parkville bank robbed Friday afternoon

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Parkville Commerce Bank was robbed Friday around 3:40 p.m, according to FBI Kansas City. No one was injured at the bank located at 9155 Northwest 45 Highway. A thin male around 18-21 years old and 5 feet, 10 inches in height entered the building wearing a white face mask, white hat and gray Kansas City Chiefs sweatshirt.


Why convicted domestic abusers can still own guns in Missouri

Some Missouri lawmakers are trying once again to close a legal loophole and make it illegal for convicted domestic abusers to own or access firearms. Plus, fire departments in rural Kansas can't recruit enough young people to handle triple the number of service calls.


Johnson County DA defends police shooting investigations amid criticism from Albers family

The Johnson County district attorney lauded the local team that investigates police shootings as a national model this week, despite criticisms levied against it in the wake of the 2018 slaying of John Albers and months of public disclosures from the team's case files on that investigation last year.


US report finds Mexico is dominant source of fentanyl trafficked into US

A new government report out Tuesday details how opioid trafficking in the United States has changed in recent years, with Mexico now a "dominant source" of the country's fentanyl supply and synthetic opioids rapidly saturating drug markets.In its report, the federal Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking - a bipartisan group of U.S.


Family pleads for information in murder of mother of 7

CLAY COUNTY, Mo. - Over the course of a year, Alesha Reade's family has received very minimal information on who may have taken the life of the 45-year-old mother. But none of it solid enough for law enforcement to arrest anyone. And so, her children are pleading for the community to speak up so they can have some closure.


Missouri bill dubbed 'Make Murder Legal Act' dies in Senate committee

ST. LOUIS - Days after the president of the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys wrote to the bill's sponsor asking it to be withdrawn, a state legislative committee voted down a bill critics dubbed as the "Make Murder Legal Act" on Thursday. Senate Bill 666 would expand the right to shoot and kill someone in self-defense.


Man charged with felony child kidnapping following yesterday's incident in Independence

INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -- A man has been charged after an endangered person advisory had to be issued yesterday for a girl missing out of Independence. According to court documents, 35-year-old Juan C. Lopez of Independence has been charged with the class A felony of child kidnapping.


Former KCK volleyball coach pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of child

LEAVENWORTH COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- According to the Leavenworth County Attorney's office, a former volleyball coach has pleaded guilty to one count of sexual exploitation of a child. Levinson Gibson, a 27-year-old from Smithville, entered his guilty plea in Leavenworth County District today.


Independence man indicted for selling stolen catalytic converters

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An Independence man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for selling millions of dollars worth of catalytic converters, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. James Spick, 56, owns J&J Recycling in Independence. A 26-count indictment was returned by the federal grand jury on Tuesday.


Man sentenced to life in prison in connection with KCMO's first murder of 2018

JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- A Kansas City, Missouri, man has been sentenced to life in prison in connection with the city's first murder of 2018. Back in November, a jury convicted 56-year-old Aasim I. Karim of first-degree murder and armed criminal action.


Lucas says 'taxpayers just want a say' in police funding. But will he follow through?

OPINION AND COMMENTARY Mayor Quinton Lucas has promised to push for some local oversight of the police department, but will he follow through? Even hoping that he will feels somewhere between naive and delusional at this point. Because Lucas, we're sorry to say, is someone who rarely keeps his promises.


Linwood woman pleads guilty to burglary after person comes home, sees her naked on floor

LEAVENWORTH COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- A woman has pleaded guilty to burglary after someone came home to find her naked on the floor and deputies saw her hallucinating, rummaging through things. According to Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson, 39-year-old Amber Prince of Linwood submitted her plea in court today.


Union Station's Auschwitz exhibition warns museum guests regarding rash of fake ticket sales

Auschwitz exhibition. // Photo Courtesy of Union Station Be warned. Fake ticket sales for Union Station's Auschwitz Exhibition are on the rise. Interested guests have expressed deep frustration over fraudulent "ticket for sale" posts and comments on Facebook, and many have been robbed of their cash as well as a humbling historical experience.

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