Kansas City Crime Scene: Downtown Plagued By Sideshows & JoCo 'Proud Boy' Locked Up

Once again we play catch-up with a bevy of local crime reports, court cases and ALLEGED misdeeds.

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Residents concerned sideshows in downtown Kansas City becoming norm in area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tourists and locals alike know all the staples of downtown Kansas City, Missouri - including the T-Mobile Center and the Power and Light District. But those who live in the area think something else might be gaining too much attraction.

Foiled $1 million extortion plot against Kansas City homeowner brings federal conviction, up to 20 years in prison

A federal jury has convicted a man of attempting to extort $1 million from a Kansas City homeowner through threats of vandalism and arson to the home. Leon L. Dudley III, 24, of Lee's Summit faces up to 20 years in prison without parole, after a jury found him guilty Wednesday on one count of extortion following two hours of deliberation.

Man sentenced to 67 years for shooting, killing victim during botched marijuana deal in Northland

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man was sentenced to 67 years in prison on Thursday for shooting and killing a victim during a botched marijuana deal outside a Northland Price Chopper in 2020. Blade Elliott, 22, shot and killed Trinton Phillips. He was later charged with second degree murder, attempted robbery and two counts of armed criminal action.

Man, woman charged after Independence police investigate doorbell video of child's beating

The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office has charged an Independence man and woman after concerned community members contacted Independence police to report a video showing a child's beating.

Johnson County Proud Boy to serve jail time for role in Jan. 6 attack

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Johnson County, Kansas, man will serve jail time for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. United States District of Columbia Judge Timothy Kelly sentenced Ryan Ashlock to 70 days in federal prison, followed by a year of supervised release for entering and remaining in a restricted building or ground.

Leawood pediatrician pleads guilty to $300,000 Medicare fraud

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A Kansas City-area pediatrician pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court for his role in causing fraudulent Medicare claims to be submitted for more than 1,000 beneficiaries for medications and equipment they didn't need. The fraud scheme that Frederick Scott Dattel, 57, of Leawood, Kansas, participated in was part of a larger nationwide scheme to defraud Medicare.

Texas man attending Big 12 Basketball Tournament in KCMO awarded over $700K in damages in civil suit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man who attended the 2019 Big 12 Basketball Tournament won a civil lawsuit for more than $700,000 against a security company for battery and other claims. Rodney Rivers lives in Texas and came to Kansas City to attend the basketball tournament, according to a lawsuit filed in Jackson County Court.

KCMO City Council votes to offer $1.8M to resolve lawsuits in deadly Westport crash

KCMO City Council votes to offer $1.8M to resolve lawsuits in deadly Westport crash

Platte County Prosecutor: Officers were 'justified' in May 3 police shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd released his office's review of a deadly May 3 police shooting, ruling officers' actions were reasonable. Just after 9 p.m. on May 3, Mekiah Harris, who was wanted in the alleged May 1 murder of Michael Rehard, led Kansas City, Missouri, police and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers on a chase that crossed over state lines.

KC police talk about rideshare safety when going out for a night on the town

For some people, the weekend starts early. But what happens when you go out with friends and then are ready to leave before they do? Using a rideshare app is an option. But KMBC 9 Investigates found it can be dangerous if you're not careful.Going out should be about having fun with friends.

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