Kansas City Crime Scene: Rising Violence, Politics & Podcasting

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Dog sitter won't return slain Kansas City firefighter's dog, family says

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Loved ones of the Kansas City firefighter killed in a shooting in Independence, Missouri last week say they are fighting a different battle, getting his beloved dog back. FOX4 told you Thursday when Anthony Santi, 41, was shot and killed at a gas station.

Kansas City police funding amendment would hurt Kansas Citians and all Missourians

OPINION AND COMMENTARY There aren't enough people talking about Amendment 4. If passed, this amendment would allow state officials to further dictate how much Kansas City spends on its police. Because Kansas City doesn't have local control of its police department, state politicians make decisions for the city and, in turn, have placed the amendment on a statewide ballot.

Former Olathe School District employee sues district over alleged discrimination, retaliation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A former Olathe School District employee is suing the school district claiming she was the target of "severe and pervasive harassment and discrimination on the basis of her gender." Andrea Paulakovich worked for the district for more than 18 years, including as Director of Learning Services.

Advocates say it's time to review all of Golubski's cases

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KCTV) - Calls for a full review of retired KCK detective Roger Golubski's cases continue to grow. Families and advocates question the lack of action and point to other communities that did mass reviews when corruption came to light. "It shouldn't take this long," said Tricia Rojo Bushnell, Director of the Midwest Innocence Project.

24-year-old man arrested in hit-and-run that killed construction worker

CASS COUNTY, Mo. - The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a 24-year-old man from Independence has been arrested in connection to a deadly hit-and-run crash that killed a construction worker. The man faces multiple charges including leaving the scene of a motor vehicle, felony driving while intoxicated, endangering a highway worker, and involuntary manslaughter.

1 man shot, another seriously injured after disturbance at a Leawood, Kansas, home Sunday night

Police in Leawood, Kansas, are investigating a Sunday night disturbance that ended with two men in the hospital: One shot, the other suffering from blunt force trauma. Police said officers were dispatched to a disturbance call in the 11500 block of Cherokee Court just after 9 p.m. Sunday.

Cosentino family member appears in court after shooting in Leawood gated community

Dante David Cosentino made his first court appearance via video Tuesday afternoon after being charged earlier in the day with aggravated battery stemming from a disturbance where a man was shot and another injured at a home in a gated community in Leawood. Cosentino's bond was set at $50,000.

Bonner Springs police investigates stabbing that sends man to hospital

BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. - A man is hospitalized and recovering from a stabbing in Bonner Springs. Police responded to a call around 9:20 p.m. Monday night. It came from someone near Kump and Bluegrass. When officers arrived, they found a 23-year-old Edwardsville man suffering from two stab wounds.

Company assures Johnson County that election worker data is secure after CEO arrested

The Johnson County says it has received assurances the personal data of its election workers is secure, after an executive of a company that provides software used by the county to manage election workers was accused of stealing the personal data of election workers in Los Angeles.

Funeral planned for Kansas City firefighter killed in Independence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Missouri, firefighter will be honored just days after he was shot and killed in Independence. Visitation for 41-year-old Anthony "Tony" Santi is being held Tuesday afternoon at The Rock of KC. The church is located at 12750 North Winan Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.

Grandview Police Dept changes recruiting strategy as it struggles to fill officer positions

GRANDVIEW, Mo. (KCTV) - The Grandview Police Department hopes sponsoring new recruits for academy training and education will help fill the department's many vacant positions. Around the state, there are more than 100 vacant officer positions statewide with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Armchair Detectives: Generation Why celebrates 10 years of true crime podcasting

Aaron Habel and Justin Evans. // Illustration by Cassondra Jones Nothing helps the mind unwind like a podcast with an hour's worth of gory details on the most appalling true crime cases ever recorded. Have you heard of Lamonte McIntyre, who was wrongfully convicted of a Kansas City, Kansas double homicide in 1994?

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