Kansas City Crime Scene: Homicide Count Hits 117 Amid Crash, Hit & Ruins

Right now we play catch up with public safety news, follow-up crime reports and a strange number of car crash stories.

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Kansas City, Missouri suspicious death inside an apartment ruled a homicide

The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department said a call that started as a suspicious death investigation Sunday night has now been ruled a homicide. Police said officers were called to an apartment in the 2900 block of Wabash Avenue around 9:30 p.m. to investigate an ambulance call regarding a man who was found unresponsive.

Kansas inmates say medical care is so bad 'they will let someone die in here before they try to help'

Inmate Terry Bowen barely copes with the pain from a variety of medical problems. Now he's on the verge of losing access to Tylenol - his over-the-counter pain reliever - at the Lansing Correctional Facility. So when the aches of his arthritis flare up, he'll just have to bear through the pain.

The case against Roger Golubski

Former KCKPD detective Roger Golubski is out on bond, even after federal prosecutors detailed seven more women who accused the longtime officer of sexual assault. Plus: A first look at KCUR's new investigative podcast, Overlooked, about Golubski and corruption in Kansas City, Kansas.

Attorney representing 3 women suing KCPD welcomes DOJ investigation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An attorney representing three female KCPD employees who are suing the Board of Police Commissioners is relieved the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the department . "I'm happy there's finally going to be some transparency, some accountability and potentially some change," said Spencer Webster, principal attorney for Webster Law, LLC.

Ex-KCK cop Roger Golubski helped send one innocent man to prison. Are there others?

When detectives Roger Golubski and Terry Zeigler were paged to a fatal shooting April 17, 2000, they found a man covered in blood slumped behind the wheel of a burgundy car. It was after 10:10 p.m.

Driver runs from scene after passenger dies in three-vehicle collision

The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department says a driver fled the scene of a fatal hit-and-run accident on Monday night. The three-vehicle crash at St. John and Oakley Ave. happened just before 10 p.m.Accident investigators were notified of the hit-and-run death and responded to the scene.

Motorcyclist suffers critical injuries after 1-vehicle crash on Paseo

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A motorcyclist has suffered critical injuries after a single-vehicle crash Monday night on The Paseo near 58th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. At around 10:24 p.m. Monday, the driver of a black Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle was headed south on Paseo, according to the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department.

1 killed in hit-and-run crash on US 71 Highway in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One person is dead following a three vehicle hit-and-run crash on US 71 Highway near 85th Street Sunday night. According to police, one person was driving a white Winnebago Minnie north on the highway followed by a friend in a white Dodge Ram 1500 Conversion van.

Overland Park man, 81, accused of trying to murder wife spoke of suicide plan: affidavit

An 81-year-old man accused of attempted first-degree murder after his wife was found injured in a Johnson County park last month allegedly told investigators he was trying to carry out a plan to "end our lives together," according to court papers. Robert A.

Grandview police seek information on chest style freezer related to murder investigation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Grandview police are hoping to speak with people who may have contacted a man accused of murdering Kensie Aubry . In a press release, the department said it's looking for anyone who talked to Michael Hendricks over social media. This includes through Facebook or Craigslist.

Investigators: School bus driver ticketed for careless driving after crash where bus overturned with elementary students on board

Officials in Clay County, Missouri, say a school bus driver has been ticketed after her bus was involved in a rollover crash with students on board last week. The Clay County Sheriff's Office's Traffic Safety Unit has finished its investigation into the Sept. 12 bus crash that happened on Mt.

Oak Grove parents worried after high school students overdose on fentanyl

OAK GROVE, Mo. - Parents in Oak Grove, Missouri are worried. Last week, three students at the small town's high school overdosed on fentanyl, and now, they're in medical care. Police said they likely ingested the drug while intending to take other illicit drugs, like opioid painkillers.

Lenexa Police Department using new technology to send text messages after 911 calls

The Lenexa Police Department is using new technology to keep people safe. It's called SPIDR Tech and Lenexa is one of the first departments in the country to use it. The technology sends text messages to some callers after they talk to a 911 dispatcher.

Liberty police mourn sergeant who died from medical emergency

LIBERTY, Mo. - The Liberty Police Department is grieving after a sergeant died over the weekend from a medical emergency. "Yesterday, we lost a beloved brother in blue, sergeant, husband, father, and many other wonderful titles," Liberty police said on Facebook. The department said Sgt.

Crime Lab Supervisor Has DNA Down To A Science

A DNA analyst must also be detail-oriented, structured, and capable of working in a repetitive environment. It turns out, she says, that robotics handle much of the lab work, meaning analysts spend most of their time at their desks analyzing and reviewing data, documenting and producing a high volume of paperwork.

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