Kansas City Crime Scene: Meth Town Lady Stabbed & Locals Chase Down Hit & Run Driver

Right now we play more than a bit of catch-up and share these crime reports regarding recent tragedy, local street level frustration and, as always, we attempt to finish with a bit of hopeful news.

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Witnesses pursue driver involved in fatal KCMO hit-and-run, driver taken into custody

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - UPDATE, April 25 | The deceased victim was identified as 36-year-old Latoya D. Griffin of Kansas City, Missouri. ORIGINAL STORY, April 22 | A pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit-and-run Thursday evening in Kansas City, Missouri. The incident took place at Winner Road and Blue Ridge Boulevard around 7:30 p.m.

Police looking for person of interest after Independence woman stabbed in face at Belton convenience store

The Belton, Missouri Police Department is asking for help to find a person of interest in a disturbing stabbing case.Police said in a release Monday that authorities were called to a convenience store near 163rd Street and Cornerstone Drive in Belton to investigate a stabbing shortly after 8 a.m.Officers found

Fentanyl killed their boys. Now these KC area parents are on a quest to save lives

"When we learned of this danger, our immediate instinct was we've got to talk with kids. All the kids at the high school have to know this. All the parents need to know so they can talk to their kids."

Family speaks out after mom of five killed in KC hit-and-run crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Family of the woman killed in a hit-and-run crash has a message for the suspect and the witnesses who helped put that person in handcuffs. Latoya Griffin was a mother to five children and so much more, Mom Regina Barnes said.

Sheriff to provide update on 2021 homicide in Matney Park in Kansas City, Kansas

everybody good to go, did you go? So first, I want to thank everybody for being here today. Sheriff Daniels soptic Wyandotte County Sheriff's office. I'm glad you could join us. On the morning of august 15th 2000 and 21 911 dispatchers received reports of several shots fired in the area of Magny Park.

Loved ones searching for answers in slain KC barber student's death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The family of a Kansas City barber student working to change his life are searching for answers. KCPD says DeAndre Davis, 35, was killed one week ago Sunday. Davis' family says he was not a perfect person, but he was incredibly motivated.

Federal attempts to legalize marijuana flail, even as public support grows

Across the country, attitudes toward cannabis are becoming more permissive and accepting, but partisan gridlock in Congress virtually ensures that legislation to decriminalize marijuana will languish and die in the U.S. Senate. Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE) by a narrow 220-204 margin.

Clay County Sheriff's Office to host community drug education events

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Clay County Sheriff's Office is hosting two Community Drug Education Summits next week in response to noticing an uptick in overdoses linked to pills laced with fentanyl. The first summit is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, April 25, at Vineyard Church, and the second is at 6 p.m.

Overland Park police turn crash into teaching moment

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Police are using video of a crash caught on a city traffic camera to educate other drivers. The crash happened at the intersection of West 119th and Grant streets on April 13. The video shows a blinking yellow turn arrow.

Man who maintained innocence in murder case released on parole

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Missouri man, who served 23 years in prison for a murder he claims he didn't commit, was released from prison Friday on parole. Michael Politte was convicted in the 1998 murder of his mother, Rita Politte.

KC Second Chance Program helps those released from prison get new start

Ray Mays said he lives by a new motto."When you lose hope, you lose faith in yourself," Mays said.Mays was incarcerated and after his release, he said he wasn't sure what he was going to do when old friends came calling."My hope to do right was bigger than their hope

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