Kansas City Crime Scene: Mama Charged With Jail Break & Exoneration Good Deeds

Right now we take a quick peek at local crime reporting, continued cases, ALLEGED misdeeds and a redemption story.

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Kansas City police commissioner Don Wagner stepping down

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners says commissioner Don Wagner is retiring from his role after five years. Wagner was the longest-serving current member of the police board after he was sworn in on Nov. 6, 2017. Former Missouri Gov. Mike Greitens appointed him.

Kansas City to offer $5k signing bonus to combat 911 dispatcher shortage - Newstalk KZRG

The mayor of Missouri's biggest city is taking extra steps to incentivize residents to become 911 dispatchers as the city grapples with delayed police response times amid staffing shortages. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas joined opened up about his concerns surrounding the dispatcher shortage and how he is working to reverse the trend.

FBI says fugitive that escaped the Cass County jail in early December has been captured

The special agent in charge of Kansas City's FBI office, Charles Dayoub, says one of two fugitives that escaped the Cass County jail in early December has been taken into custody.The FBI announced the arrest of Trevor Scott Sparks in Kansas City, Missouri, Friday.At approximately 11:15 a.m. on Dec.

Blue Springs mom, partner charged for helping with escape at Cass County Jail

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The mother and an associate of former fugitive Trevor Sparks of Kansas City, Missouri, who was captured Friday, have been charged in federal court with assisting in his escape from the Cass County Jail earlier this month.

Johnson County judge sentences woman to over 4 years for driving under influence, aggravated battery

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 59-year-old woman was sentenced Thursday by a Johnson County judge to 57 months combined for charges involving driving under the influence and aggravated battery. Beth Janice Merrill was found guilty in June of the charges dating back to November 2016.

Lawrence police investigating man's death at homeless camp

LAWRENCE, Kan. - The Lawrence, Kansas Police Department is investigating a death Friday afternoon in the homeless camping area just north of the city support site. Police said a witness called for help just before noon. Medical professionals pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Kelly administration opens inquiry into complaint about leadership of KHP aviation unit - Kansas Reflector

TOPEKA - The administration of Gov. Laura Kelly said Friday an inquiry was launched into allegations Kansas Highway Patrol pilots misused state funds by deploying aircraft for personal reasons and by obtaining advanced flight training not required of the law enforcement agency.

Dozens of bills related to gun pre-filed ahead of Missouri Legislative Session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KY3) - More than A dozen bills with one common theme: Guns in the State of Missouri. Many lawmakers have filed bills relating to purchasing and selling guns, the crime of having a gun, and the crime of using one.

Johnson County woman accused of involuntary manslaughter in death of child

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Johnson County, Kansas, woman faces an involuntary manslaughter charge in the November 2021 death of a 6-year-old child. Sarah Schweiger, 32, of Shawnee, is charged in Johnson County Court with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a child less than 6 years old, two counts of first felony possession of fentanyl and methamphetamine, endangering a child under 18 and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Keith Carnes and KC Freedom Project provide helping hand to children with incarcerated parents

Children with incarcerated parents are getting a helping hand Friday.It's all thanks to the Kansas City Freedom Project. The program is one many in KC have come to know through Keith Carnes. "It's had its ups and downs," Carnes told KMBC 9 Friday. The last eight months have been hard for the 52-year-old.

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