Kansas City Crime Scene: Travelers Confront Worsening Transit & Car Crime Danger

This quick collection offers a glimpse at worsening peril and crime confronting locals making their way across the metro.

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Family friends mourn loss of teacher, father of 10 killed in Kansas City, Missouri, hit-and-run

KANSAS CITY, Mo - A community of people are grieving the loss of their father, husband, friend, teacher and faith leader. They say Charlie Criniere was killed in a hit-and-run incident on Saturday while out riding his bike.

Dozens of tow truck drivers gather to encourage drivers to slow down, move over

Tow truck drivers across the metro came together to honor the life of one of their own and spread awareness of the Move Over law. Ten years ago, Blake Gresham was hit and killed while helping a stranded driver on the Bond Bridge.

Kansas City, Kansas, police arrest 2 people suspected of vehicle burglaries near Legends Outlets

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police in Kansas City, Kansas, arrested two people suspected of breaking into 15 to 20 vehicles near the Legends Outlets. According to KCKPD, police began receiving calls about the break-ins at around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Police were able to identify a suspect vehicle based on descriptions received from callers.

Family of 24-year old KC man who was killed speaks out

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Less than a week after a 24-year-old metro man was killed, his family says he was an innocent bystander in the situation. It was in the 5000 block of Olive St. Monday night when 24-four-year-old Rahjee Byers had his life snatched away from him when he was gunned down his family says.

Blaze that destroyed Kansas City, Kansas, homeless encampment under investigation

Authorities are investigating a fire that devastated a homeless encampment Sunday in Kansas City, Kansas. Fire crews were called just before 1:30 p.m. to a wooded area behind the Midway Shopping Center, according to a post on Twitter from the Kansas City Kansas Fire Department.

Independence woman sentenced 20 years for shooting that killed boyfriend

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (KCTV/AP) --- An Independence woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison for fatally shooting her boyfriend in July 2021. Katie Black, 27, was sentenced on Friday by a Jackson County judge. Black pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, armed criminal action and tampering with electronic monitoring equipment.

Kansas City, Missouri, man dies Saturday in boating crash at Lake of the Ozarks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Missouri, man died Saturday afternoon in a boating crash at the Lake of the Ozarks. At around 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the 13 mile marker in the main channel of the Lake of the Ozarks, a 2019 Sylvan Pontoon was traveling westbound, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Kansas City mom speaking out after son's body found months after disappearance

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Missouri mom is speaking out after her son struggling with mental health disappeared. It's not hard to see Sharion Brenson loves her son, Edmond Carr. "Edmond, father of four children, awesome dad," Brenson said. "Very smart, intelligent, very helpful."

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