Kansas City Crime Scene: Looking For Suspects & More Law Enforcement

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Prosecutor: No evidence hiding in wrongful conviction case

A St. Louis judge won't sanction the city's top prosecutor after Missouri's attorney general accused her of concealing evidence in her effort to overturn the conviction of Lamar Johnson, who has spent nearly three decades in prison for a murder he contends he didn't commit.

Grand jury indicts Kansas woman in mail-order pharmacy scheme

TOPEKA ( KSNT) -Three Florida residents and one Kansas resident have been charged with a scheme to defraud Medicare. A federal grand jury in Topeka indicted the Kansas woman and three Floridians for attempting to establish a fraudulent mail-order pharmacy. Court documents identified the four as Fawn J.

Teenager certified as adult in Blue Springs invasion of privacy investigation

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (KCTV) - A teenager arrested in March accused of invading strangers' privacy by illegally and secretly recording them inside women's restrooms at Blue Springs businesses was certified as an adult this week. Michael Okal is charged in Jackson County with four counts of invasion of privacy and one count of sexual abuse.

Man back in custody after Friday's escape in Clay County

CLAY COUNTY, Mo. - A man is back in custody after he escaped the custody of a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper Friday night. An off-duty officer located Daniel Mack walking on Kansas Street near Ridge Street Saturday morning and led officers in a foot chase when they arrived in the area.

Gun sale outside fast-food restaurant led to killing; teens charged: Authorities

Three teenagers face felony charges in the killing of a Kansas City man who was shot to death outside of a Lee's Summit fast-food restaurant in November 2021 after they allegedly met him under the pretense of buying a gun.

Independence man who entered Speaker Pelosi's office sentenced in Jan. 6 case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An Independence man who was among the Jan. 6, 2021 riots who entered the U.S. Capitol and House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office was sentenced Friday. In August, Devin Kiel Rossman, 38, entered a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, pleading guilty to violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Johnson County Sheriff sees 300% jump in deputy job applications

OLATHE, Kan. - The Johnson County Sheriff's Office has experienced a significant increase in job applications since the county increased starting pay for deputies. In September, the county approved a plan to increase deputy pay by roughly 14% . Tom Dugan, director of finance for the Sheriff's Office, gave the Board of County Commissioners an update on recruitment efforts Thursday morning.

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