Kansas City Crime Scene: Gunfire, Tweaking & 10 MILLION BUCK Bond

In this quick post we round up courthouse news, police action and more ALLEGED misdeeds.

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2 teens shot while walking down street in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Two teenagers were hospitalized Thursday night after being shot while walking down the street in Kansas City, MO, according to the Kansas City Police Department. Police and emergency medical crews responded at 6:41 p.m. to a call of a shooting on East 27th Street and Brooklyn Avenue.

Blue Springs, Missouri man arrested and charged with killing his cousin, family says he was "tweaking" on meth

A Blue Springs, Missouri, man has been arrested and charged with shooting his brother while reportedly high on meth on Thursday. Jeffrey A. Ultican, 64, has been charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with the shooting death of his cousin, Gregory D. Ultican.

Johnson County district attorney charges three with capital murder, sets $10 million bond following November double homicide

JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. (KCTV) - Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe charged three individuals with capital murder as the result of an investigation into a double homicide that happened Nov. 20, 2021, in Olathe, Kansas. Howe announced the arrest of 39-year-old Salvador Garcia-Zarate, 40-year-old Jesus Enrique Cereceda-Soto and 37-year-old Axel Arellanes-Vara on Friday.

'High risk vehicle stop' in Johnson County, Kansas results in arrest of three armed kidnapping suspects, rescue of 3-year-old

A quick-thinking Eudora, Kansas police officer, with help from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, rescued a child after a reported armed kidnapping during a "high-risk" vehicle stop. According to a release from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, a Eudora police officer spotted a vehicle associated with an armed kidnapping report out of Topeka, Kansas, in eastern Douglas County on K-10, near the Johnson County line.

Springfield, Missouri, woman sentenced in Jan. 6 riot participation case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Springfield, Missouri, woman who plead guilty to participation in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot was sentenced in the U.S. District Court Friday. Mahailya Pryer, 34, was sentenced to 45 days of incarceration followed by 36 months of probation.

Missouri man charged in slaying of two Wisconsin brothers pleads guilty, will avoid death penalty

A Missouri man charged in connection with the murders of two brothers from Wisconsin over cattle has pleaded guilty to his role in their deaths.Garland "Joey" Nelson of Braymer, Missouri, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder Friday in Cass County.

Homicide suspect injures Topeka officer in downtown shootout

TOPEKA, Kan. - A homicide suspect injured at least one police officer in a shootout Thursday in downtown Topeka that came after the suspect led law enforcement on a chase through Kansas' capital city. Police said the unnamed suspect, identified only as an adult male, was wanted in connection with a double shooting around 9:30 a.m.

Clay County Sheriff's Office reports recent investigations recovered acrylfentanyl in powder form

CLAY COUNTY, Mo. (KCTV) - After previously warning parents, teens and community members about deadly fentanyl-laced counterfeit pills, the Clay County Sheriff's Office has a new warning Thursday. Investigators say they are now seeing acrylfentanyl in powder form in Clay County.

FBI Data Shows Missouri Is 6th Highest In The Nation For Violent Crime

The FBI has released data on violent crime across the nation in 2020 and it indicates that Missouri had the 6 th highest rate in the nation. An analysis shows the state recorded more than 33,385 violent crimes and that equals around 543 crimes per 100,000 residents.

Prosecutor: Kansas man used pit bull as deadly weapon

LAWRENCE, Kan. - A Douglas County man is charged following an attack earlier this year. Douglas County Prosecutors charged Malachi S. Thomas with two counts of aggravated battery and two counts of battery connected to an assault this summer. The court complaint accuses Thomas of using a pit bull dog to purposely injure a man and nearly attack a second person.

No action likely on religious boarding schools during Missouri special session

JEFFERSON CITY - Despite calls by some lawmakers for more state oversight of religious boarding schools, legislative action likely will have to wait until 2023. A bill filed last week by Rep. Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury, would require all residential care facilities to get licenses with the state.

Raytown police ask for help finding teen last seen on Wednesday

Police in Raytown are asking for help in finding a 14-year-old girl last seen on Wednesday.Authorities said Johnae Jones was reported missing when she did not return home from school. Police said she was last seen wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans.Anyone who has seen Johnae is asked to contact the Raytown Police Department at 816-737-6020.

KCMO Municipal Court closed after water leak

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A major water leak forced the Kansas City, Missouri, Municipal Court to close just before noon Friday, the city said in a news release. Cases are being continued, and parties have been notified. For updates and information about appearances, visit the court's .

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