Kansas City Crime Scene: Gunfire, Legal Consequences & Reform

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Monday night shooting in KCMO leaves 1 critically injured

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A shooting in Kansas City, Missouri, on Monday night left one person critically injured. According to the police, it happened just before 8:30 p.m. at a home on The Paseo near E. 38th Street. One person was critically injured as a result of the shooting.

Second-degree murder: Johnson County woman enters guilty plea in 2-year-old child's fentanyl poisoning death

A Johnson County, Kansas woman has pleaded guilty in connection with the death of a toddler by fentanyl poisoning last year. Shelly Vallejo pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder in connection with the death of a 2-year-old child identified only as "JLM."Court records indicate police were called to a Merriam, Kansas, home on Nov.

Serial Platte County sex-offender sentenced to life in prison following latest case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City man, who is a repeat sex-offender has officially been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for sexually abusing two girls Brian K Keeling, 55, was sentenced Dec. 16 in Platte County after being found guilty on two counts of first degree statutory sodomy and one count of second degree statutory sodomy.

This Kansas jail found ways to lock up fewer mentally ill inmates

In November 2020, Brandon Scrimsher was sentenced to three months in the Douglas County jail. The prospect of more time in jail was disheartening. Scrimsher, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, said his mindset and mental health sank. "I really kind of got ...

St. Louis Hills Man Designs Security App to Combat Crime

After someone carjacked one of his closest neighbors a few years ago, Tom Scheifler had enough. His neighborhood, St. Louis Hills, did not feel the same as it did when he and his wife moved there about 30 years ago. Crime had become more and more frequent.

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