Kansas City Crime Scene: Courtroom Consequences & Community Outreach

Thankfully, the last few days in Kansas City proper have been relatively peaceful.

And so we take a sec to catch up on recent court proceedings involving violent crime along with more than a few relevant local links from throughout the metro . . .

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Kansas City man guilty of leading Missouri-wide murderous drug ring distributing half-ton of meth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City man was convicted this week of leading a criminal enterprise spanning the breadth of Missouri and connected to murders, violent assaults and the distribution of half a ton of methamphetamine.

Family wants murder charges after senior punched, stomped inside courthouse

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KCTV) - The family of Lonnie Davis Sr. is speaking out about a brutal attack that happened inside the Wyandotte County Courthouse in early October. His son, Lonnie Davis Jr., spoke to KCTV5 from his home in Texas with his understanding of what happened.

Standoff ends as wanted felon comes out of KCK house

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man wanted in an armed felony crime in Kansas City, Kansas, came out of a house after a standoff that lasted more than 4 hours. The standoff with a special law enforcement group that searches for wanted felons began about noon today, according to the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department.

Blue Summit battles another suspected arson fire - this time at family home

BLUE SUMMIT, Mo. - Nearly 30 fires have been set in less than a month in one small Missouri community. Blue Summit, a unincorporated town in Jackson County, sits in a largely industrial area just north of Arrowhead Stadium.

Gladstone woman sentenced after admitting to hiring undercover ATF agent to conduct arson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Gladstone woman who admitted to hiring an arsonist to burn down a commercial building she owned in 2019 was sentenced to three years in prison. Mia Lee Jamison, 70, met with an undercover agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to discuss hiring them for the arson.

Man allegedly beat woman, choked her unconscious, left her in Kansas City woods: Charges

A 23-year-old man faces felony charges for allegedly beating a woman severely, choking her until she lost consciousness and leaving her underneath a pile of brush in a wooded area of a Kansas City area trailer park, according to court records.

Man charged in Kansas City, Kan, Halloween party in court

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A 22-year-old man charged in connection with a mass shooting at a Halloween party is scheduled to be in court Tuesday morning. Daijon Estell is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Katron Harris. Estell is also charged with aggravated assault, two counts of endangerment, and eight counts of aggravated child endangerment.

KCK corruption is bigger than Golubski, new indictments say. Where's the investigation?

OPINION AND COMMENTARY Now that a new round of federal indictments alleges what nearly everyone has believed for years about former Kansas City, Kansas, police detective Roger Golubski - namely that he was far more than just a predator hiding behind his badge - will Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree, the Unified Government, Mayor Tyrone Garner and the police department itself finally launch full-scale investigations into the depth of official corruption in the city?

Hearing for ex-SM North teacher, coach rescheduled for Dec. 22

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A scheduling conference originally set for Nov. 15 for former Shawnee Mission North math teacher and girls swimming coach, Alexander Morris, has been moved to Dec. 22. Morris, 32, last appeared in court on Oct. 6. Morris, who had been with the Shawnee Mission School District since November 2013, was arrested Sept.

Kansas City, Kansas, police seek public's help to find missing woman

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Kansas, police are asking for the public's help to find a missing woman. Joannie Wilcox, 61, was last seen at 9 p.m. Tuesday in the 4100 block of North 74th Street near Washington High School. Wilcox is 4 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 100 pounds.

'It's just tragic': KC-area native hit, killed by suspected drunk driver in Las Vegas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City-area family is grieving after unexpectedly losing a loved one in a crash. Police believe the man that hit their family members was driving drunk. Before moving to Las Vegas, Antonio Zabala lived in downtown Kansas City at the Walnut Tower.

Bodycam video shows Leawood police pull woman from fiery crash

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Kansas City Police Foundation receives Walmart grant to help families in need

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A viral post about Kansas City police officers helping a family in need grabbed enough attention that dozens of additional families will also get needed assistance. Ryan Irsik handles Public Affairs and Government Relations for Walmart. He noticed a tweet from the Kansas City, Mo.

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