Kansas City Crime Scene: Plaza Arson Probe & Citizens Police Academy Graduation

In this quick post we take a peek at ALLEGED misdeeds, ongoing investigations and a bit of good news.

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Kansas City Fire Department says weekend fire near the Plaza being investigated as arson

The Kansas City Fire Department is investigating a two-alarm fire near Corbin Terrace and Summit Street after two houses went up in flames Sunday night.The fire department now says that fire is being investigated as an arson. The department has not released any potential suspect or motive to the public at this time.

Overland Park serial shoplifter Kelli Bauer charged in theft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - UPDATE, June 20 | A day after being taken into custody, Johnson County prosecutors charged Bauer with one count of felony theft. According to court documents, Bauer is alleged to have stolen goods worth between $50 and $1,500 on Saturday, June 18, 2022 from the Overland Park Scheels store.

Teen dies after shooting on North 8th Street in Kansas City, Kansas

Police lights (file photo) SOURCE: KMBC 9 News Kansas City, Kansas, police say a young woman in her late teens has died after she was shot inside a home in the 200 block of North 8th Street Sunday afternoon.Officers were called to the area on a report of a shooting at 2:08 p.m.

Woman visiting KCMO has Native America regalia stolen

KANSAS CITY, MO - A Colorado woman visiting Kansas City, Missouri, had her truck stolen from a hotel parking lot. Lorrie Underwood, the owner, says that truck contained sacred Native American regalia and other items important to her family - especially her 17-year-old son, Lance.

Clay County Sheriff's Office performing welfare checks as extended heat continues

As extreme heat in Kansas City continues to grip the area, the Clay County Sheriff's Office sent out a reminder that it is still performing welfare checks if you're concerned about someone dealing with the heat.

Former student reacts to criminal charges against teacher

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Former St. Thomas Aquinas choir director, Joseph Heidesch, is facing 30 charges related to allegedly sexually exploiting a child and hiding a recording device to record people in states of undress. Prosecutors allege the incidents happened between 2016 and 2021 and dozens of the victims were under the age of 18 when the crimes allegedly occurred.

60-year-old Kansas City man dies more than a month after a hit-and-run crash near 34th and Prospect

Police lights (file photo) SOURCE: KMBC 9 News Police say a Kansas City, Missouri, man has died nearly a month after being seriously wounded in a hit-and-run crash.Police said the crash happened on May 30 near 34th Street and Prospect Avenue in Kansas City.

KCPD requests help locating missing man

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Departments requests help locating a missing man. 32-year-old Ian Flynn was last seen on June 20 at 7:45 p.m., leaving the 4600 block of Northwest 68th Terrace. It was reported that Flynn may have been seen in the area of NW 81st Terrace and North Byfield on the Line Creek Trail.

'Tackling Conflict Together' football camp starts Saturday in KCK

Kansas City, Kansas Police Department and Police Athletic League's camp, "Tackling Conflict Together," is this Saturday, June 25, at Bishop Ward High School. Young men 8 years old to 18 years old are welcome to sign up. Kids will be coached by police, first responders and former players.

Residents Graduate From Citizens Police Academy

Residents taking part in the spring session of the Citizens Police Academy graduated earlier this month after 11 weeks of attendance.

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