Kansas City Crime Scene: NextGen Opioid Trend Feared & Cold Cases Cracked

Right now we take another peek at local crime reports, police action and just a bit of good news.

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'Only a matter of time' before rainbow fentanyl pills in Missouri, Kansas

ATCHISON, Kan. - The Atchison County Sheriff's Office's Facebook post about a fentanyl bust at the Super 8 Hotel had more than 1,000 shares Friday. "They were a blueish teal kind of color," Sheriff Jack Laurie said about the fentanyl pills found at the hotel. "That's the most common one we've seen."

Man charged for allegedly hitting KCPD officer with vehicle, fleeing police

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man is accused of hitting a Kansas City, Missouri, police officer with his vehicle while fleeing police Sept. 3. The incident happened near Westport Road and Mill Street, according to court documents.

KCK police working to reduce domestic violence-related homicides

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department is working to decrease the number of domestic-violence related homicides. At the end of fall, officers will use a lethality assessment when they respond to domestic violence calls. "Depending on the answers that are given from those questions, it may trigger a call to safe home, Sgt.

Kansas City police develop person of interest in fatal pedestrian hit-and-run on I-435

Kansas City detectives investigating the case of a fatal hit-and-run crash on Interstate 435 over the Labor Day weekend identified a person of interest and were preparing to present findings to Jackson County prosecutors, a police spokeswoman said Friday.

Man sentenced to 10 years after getting caught with meth, fentanyl in Leavenworth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Missouri, man was sentenced to over 10 years in prison after getting caught attempting to deliver fentanyl and methamphetamine in Leavenworth. Police found 25-year-old Christopher Renyer inside a vehicle near 1101 N. 4th Street. He was later convicted of possession with intent to distribute.

Kansas man admits downloading child porn after Shawnee police track email

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A Kansas man admits downloading thousands of images containing child pornography. Justin Packham, 34, of Shawnee pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of possession of child pornography. Court documents show an online tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children notified the Shawnee Police Department that dozens of illegal images were uploaded into Google Drive in December 2020.

KBI: Violent crime dips in Kansas, still above 10-year average

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation on Friday released crime statistics from last year with a chart comparing those numbers to the three years prior and the 10-year average. The data showed an overall drop in crime in 2021 compared to 2020 but less favorable comparisons when looking at violent crime last year versus the 10-year average.

20+ Kansas, Missouri officers complete use of police force training

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (WIBW) - More than 20 law enforcement officers from Kansas and Missouri graduated from the Use Force Instructor Training Program and will teach others in their communities about the appropriate circumstances for the use of police force. The Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center says on Friday, Sept.

Kansas City-area lawmakers, students weigh in on gun laws

This week marked the start of school for Uvalde, Texas, students - their first time stepping inside a school since a mass shooting there killed 19 elementary school students and two teachers. Meanwhile, here at home, school safety is on our students' minds, perhaps more than we realize.

KCPD Solves 39-year-old Cold Case Of Missing Mom

For almost four decades, the Clay County Sheriff's Office has been investigating their cold case, tallying up hundreds of supplemental reports in hopes of identifying the (Jane Doe) woman. They conducted many follow-up investigations and interviews and involved out-of-state labs and universities for evidence processing in hopes of identifying her.

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