Kansas City Crime Scene: Confronting Problem Apartments, Gunfire Settlement & Scams

In this quick post on police action we offer a glimpse of crime across the metro court cases, follow-up and altogether dangerous streets.

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Abandoned Kansas City apartment complex causing problems for neighbors

Just a couple of hours after KMBC 9 Investigates emailed a city housing spokesman about an abandoned apartment complex in the 3200 block of St. John Avenue, city inspectors and Kansas City police showed up. After investigating, a city code inspector posted the third code violation notice on the door in three months.

Man accused of NKC officer's murder pleads not guilty in Clay County

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The man who allegedly walked into the Clay County Annex in July and confessed to a murder a few hours after killing a North Kansas City police officer during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

KCK police spot and capture escaped Lansing Correctional inmate

Police say a keen-eyed Kansas City, Kansas, police officer spotted and took an escaped inmate into Custody on Thursday morning.Michael Strode, who escaped earlier this week from the Lansing Correctional Facility, was arrested walking near 7th & Kansas around 9:30 a.m.

Shawnee County jury can't reach decision in high-profile, double-homicide retrial - Kansas Reflector

TOPEKA - A Shawnee County District Court jury reached an impasse Thursday on whether to convict Dana Chandler of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of her ex-husband and his fiancee. Judge Cheryl Rios brought deliberations to an end after six men and six women of the jury had met for six days without agreement [...]

A Missouri prosecutor asks court to free Lamar Johnson after 27 years wrongfully imprisoned

Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner says there is "clear and convincing evidence" that Johnson is innocent in a 1994 murder. But the Missouri Attorney General's office has had a blanket policy of opposing any requests for relief in wrongful conviction cases.

Court documents: KCFD leaders unaware of driver complaints before deadly Westport crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Top leaders at the Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department did not know about the concerns raised about one of their pumper-truck drivers until after the deadly crash in Westport , according to court documents obtained by the KSHB 41 I-Team.

Standoff ends in Belton, man taken to the hospital

BELTON, Mo. (KCTV) - Police in Belton, Missouri, were engaged in a standoff and at least one school was put on lockdown "as a precautionary measure." It has now come to an end after the man shot himself and was taken to the hospital.

'It sounds like torture rooms': Attorney calls on AG Eric Schmitt to close Agape Boarding School

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One day after the FBI announced the arrest of a former Agape Boarding School dean, a civil right's attorney, among other community members, is calling on state leaders to intervene. More than 20 lawsuits have been filed against Agape. Students of the school claim they've been abused.

$1.5M settlement awarded to family of man shot and killed by Kansas City police in 2018

The parents of Robert White, a 34-year-old man who was shot and killed by Kansas City police at Barney Allis Plaza four years ago, have been awarded $1.5 million to settle a federal civil case brought against the Board of Police Commissioners and the two officers who shot him. U.S.

Crossing guard struck Wednesday in Raytown School District

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A crossing guard working in the Raytown School District was hospitalized Wednesday morning after being struck by a car. A Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department spokesperson says officers were called around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday to the intersection of E. 51st Street and Sycamore Avenue on a report that a pedestrian had been struck.

BBB: Predatory payday loans, scams could cost double

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - According to a new study from the Better Business Bureau, predatory payday loans and scams could end up costing double the loan amount. As Americans lost jobs and struggled to make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Better Business Bureau says many turned to payday loans and short-term solutions which can increasingly be found online.

DEA partnership with Kansas, Missouri Police Athletic leagues aims to keep children safe from drugs

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The Drug Enforcement Administration's Kansas City District Office began four new afterschool programs on Wednesday. The effort is a part of the DEA's new focus - Operation Engage. The DEA partnered with the Missouri and Kansas Police Athletic leagues and their programs to reach communities with the greatest need, providing kids a free after school alternative to drugs through dance and martial arts.

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