Kansas City Crime Scene: Hate Crime Legacy & Meth Conspiracy Busted

Right now we share this roundup of local crime news as another violent Summer weekend looms.

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Spouse of Olathe Hate Crime Victim Moves On, in Life and Location - Flatland

Her beloved "Srinu," her husband for a few blissful years, still visits. Usually it's when she's stressed, overwhelmed with something at work or anxious about selling their home in Olathe and moving across the United States. Sunayana Dumala senses her husband caressing her hair, or the presence of his 6' 2" frame beside her.

Johnson County receives 1st payment from opioid lawsuits

OLATHE, Kan. - The government of Johnson County, Kansas, received its first payment from a lawsuit over the effects of the opioid pandemic. A payment of $113,560.43 arrived July 8, 2022. The money comes from the McKinsey case. In late 2021, the consulting firm agreed to a settlement in a lawsuit involving almost every U.S.

Man sentenced for meth conspiracy near Kansas City elementary school

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 43-year-old Kansas City man is sentenced to 10 years in prison without parole for making large amounts of crystal meth near George Melcher Elementary School. Ruben Ortiz-Vieyra was also ordered to forfeit over $1 million received through unlawful distribution of methamphetamine.

'They've Gotten Zero Justice Whatsoever': A Former Kansas City Detective is Accused of Sexually Assaulting Black Women, Girls and Treating Some Like Animals. State's Statute of Limitations Stops Them from Suing

Two Black women who reportedly were victimized by an abusive and corrupt retired Kansas City detective are prohibited from taking civil action because of state law. According to reports, Roger Golubski, a white man, had a penchant for Black women, and he would use his power as a police officer to sexually exploit them.

KC Crime Stoppers: Kennthony Jackson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Investigators have asked the public for help in finding a noncompliant sex offender. KC Crime Stoppers stated Wednesday morning Kennthony Jackson is wanted on a Jackson County, Missouri, failure to appear in court warrant for a sex offender registration violation.

Autopsy: Family with KC-area ties killed at Iowa park shot, stabbed, strangled

IOWA - Three family members killed during a shooting last month at an eastern Iowa state park were shot, stabbed and/or strangled, according to autopsy results released Thursday. Tyler Schmidt, 42, died from a gunshot wound and "multiple sharp force injuries," while his wife, 42-year-old Sarah Schmidt, died from multiple sharp force injuries, the Iowa Department of Public Safety said in a news release.

Independence man convicted of girlfriend's murder

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - A jury convicted an Independence man of killing his girlfriend shortly before Christmas 2020. Jurors found 27-year-old Brandon McDaniel guilty of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Oriana Starr. Independence police found Starr's body in an apartment near East 36th Street and 40 Highway on Dec.

Kansas City police looking for missing woman last seen leaving an appointment Wednesday

Police are attempting to locate a woman that hasn't been seen since Wednesday afternoon. Kansas City, Missouri, police say Ashley Woods was last seen on Aug. 3 at 2:30 p.m., leaving an appointment.Investigators say the appointment was in the 4400 block of East 50th Terrace in Kansas City.

Independence man found guilty of shooting, killing Oriana Starr in Dec. 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Jackson County jury found Brandon McDaniel guilty in a Dec. 2020 fatal shooting of his girlfriend at her apartment in Independence, Missouri. McDaniel's mother called 911 on Dec. 17, 2020, and said her son killed his girlfriend, Oriana Starr the day before , according to a court document.

Kansas City Regional Police Academy entrant officers face final, most intense tests before graduation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The 174th entrant officer class is on the home stretch of training at the Kansas City Regional Police Academy. KSHB 41 News has been following the class throughout training, which began in February. This week, entrant officers are facing their final and most intense tests.

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