Kansas City Crime Scene: Violence Threatens Youngsters, Car Crashes Trending & Dog Fight

In this quick post we compile crime reporting, police action, court cases and a myriad of local issues regarding public safety around the metro.

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LeGend Taliferro's accused killer to plead guilty Friday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The man who allegedly shot and killed a Kansas City, Missouri, toddler in June 2020 as he slept in his father's apartment near East 63rd Street and The Paseo will plead guilty Friday in Jackson County Circuit Court.

'It's not an accident': KCK father grieves loss of 4-year-old son

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A Kansas City, Kansas, father is speaking out after losing his son to gun violence. Family have identified Roman Andrews as the 4-year-old who died after getting ahold of a gun and accidentally shot himself earlier this week. It happened at a home in KCK's Piper neighborhood.

KC police looking for two young teens believed to have run away together

Kansas City, Missouri Police Department says they are looking for two young teens believed to have run away together.The two teens were last seen at their respective residences on different days. 14-year-old Kirsten Wayne was last seen in the 3400 Block of Northwest 69th Ter.

Police: Ottawa teen suspected of bringing BB gun to school taken into custody

A 14-year-old Ottawa boy was taken into custody on suspicion of having a BB gun on the Ottawa High School campus, Ottawa police said.Police said school officials notified the police department Tuesday.Investigators said officers took the teen into custody near his home at about 7:45 a.m.

Video shows arrest of KC neighborhood leader alleging racial profiling by Independence cop

An Independence police dashboard camera captured the October arrest of a local neighborhood leader who claims she was racially profiled. Rachel Riley was pulled over on Oct. 4 by Officer Brett Schmidli after she allegedly crossed railroad tracks as the safety arms were lowering.

Kansas City family remembers loved one killed day before Thanksgiving

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - This holiday season, one Kansas City, Missouri, family is facing a terrible loss after their loved one was killed just before Thanksgiving. "Being a father, when you have a junior, you have such high expectations," Alan Young Sr. said. "And you know, I expected him to be the one to bury me."

KC-area ties 2021 death toll for wrong way crashes with month left

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - With more than a month left in 2022, troopers say our region has already seen as many deaths from wrong way crashes this year as in all of 2021. Just this month, FOX4 told you about a driver killed hitting a semi head-on at Interstate 470 and Blue Ridge.

Illegal racers can't endanger KC streets if the city seizes and crushes their cars

OPINION AND COMMENTARY I read Friday's front-page story "New device meant to deter illegal sideshows in downtown KC" about ways to try to stop the illegal and dangerous "sideshows" and doughnuts going on around town. The expense of adding these "pucks" onto our streets to deter street racers' stunts is money wasted.

PETA issues action alert on Cass County property with multiple tethered dogs

A nationwide animal rights group has called on the Cass County Sheriff' Office to take faster action at a one-acre property with multiple tethered and chained dogs after a KMBC 9 News investigation.People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, issued an action alert asking the county to remove the dogs from the man's property citing poor living conditions.

Kansas City on pace to have one of its most violent years in history

An unidentified man died of an unspecified trauma near the intersection of Broadway Boulevard and Armour Road in Kansas City early Wednesday morning.Kansas City police officers arrived to find the man unresponsive at about 5 a.m.This latest homicide case is part of one of the most violent years in Kansas City history.

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