Kansas City Crime Scene: Smash Robberies Spike & Charges After Toddler Starves To Death

A tragic report on an innocent killed sparks tonight's collection as we take another look at local ALLEGED misdeeds and the continued consequences of rising crime numbers.

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DEA holds summit for families of overdose victims in Kansas City area

The Drug Enforcement Administration is bringing together families who have lost a loved one to drug overdoses, as drug seizures skyrocket in Missouri and Kansas. According to data from the DEA, agents in Kansas and Missouri have seized over 40% more fentanyl than last year.

Smashed doors, break-ins hit two KCK businesses on Parallel Parkway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A nightmare for some business-owners in Kansas City, Kansas following a handful of break-ins all along the same strip of road. Two spots just off Parallel Parkway have been the target of the criminal activity, and these situations have impact beyond their bottom-lines.

Parents charged in death of malnourished 10-week-old baby

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The parents of a baby who died from severe malnutrition are charged in Jackson County Court in connection with the baby's death. Austen M. Taube Hack, 19, and Sarah Stone, 20, both of Independence, are charged with the felony abuse or neglect of a child that resulted in death, according to a news release from the Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

Who are the murdered Black women connected to KCKPD detective Roger Golubski?

Chapter 5: The List. Former detective Roger Golubski is connected to a litany of murdered women in Kansas City, Kansas. Several were sex workers who Golubski was accused of abusing and using as informants. But their cases were never solved by his fellow officers, and their families have spent decades without closure.

Problem of recruiting new police officers not going away anytime soon

Police departments in our area have fewer officers on the streets than in the 1980s. Becoming a cop now is very different than it was 30 years ago.KMBC 9 Investigates followed a recent class of recruits with the Kansas City Police Academy and found that many of these cadets want to become police officers for a very specific reason."I was kind of one of those people that's like, 'OK, I need to go to college.'

Johnson County woman, with history of shoplifting, sentenced

OLATHE, Kan. - A Johnson County woman with a history of shoplifting returns to jail to serve a new sentence. Kelli Bauer pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor theft during a hearing on Nov. 15. A judge sentenced her to serve 10 months in jail following the plea.

Yes, Kansas cops can pull you over in Missouri - busting myths about policing the state line

Yes, Kansas cops can pull you over in Missouri - busting myths about policing the state line.

KCMO police seek the public's help in finding a missing man

KANSAS CITY, Mo - Kansas City, Missouri Police Department is asking for the public's help to find a missing 73-year-old man. Charles Bessenbacher was last seen about 10 a.m. Nov. 14 in the 4000 block of Chestnut Avenue, according to a police department news release.

Man out on bond in fatal Chiefs game hit-and-run arrested in Kansas highway shooting

A 19-year-old charged in a fatal hit-and-run outside Arrowhead Stadium last year has been arrested and accused of shooting at a vehicle with at least six passengers in Linn County, Kansas, earlier this month. Thomas Weyer of Kansas City, Missouri, was arrested on eight felony charges Nov.

Chiefs' Juan Thornhill to wear custom cleats for University of Virginia victims

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Chiefs safety Juan Thornhill is giving a special tribute to his alma mater. On Wednesday, the four-year safety posted a tweet of custom cleats honoring the three victims killed in a shooting at the University of Virginia on Sunday.

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