Kansas City Crime Scene: Missing Persons, Court Cases & Cop Shopping

Right now we take a quick peek at crime reporting, court cases & just a few nice links.

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Kansas City police ask for help in locating missing woman traveling on Greyhound bus from Las Vegas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police in Kansas City, Missouri, are asking for the public's help in locating a missing woman who was traveling on a Greyhound bus from Las Vegas, Nevada. LaTonya Stephenson was traveling to Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Tuesday when the bus made an unexpected stop in KCMO.

Cass County escapees, accomplice charged with federal crimes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two inmates who escaped from the Cass County jail Monday face new charges, and a third man is charged with helping in the escape. Federal prosecutors charged Trevor Scott Sparks, 33, and Sergio Perez Martinez, 43, with escape from confinement and aiding or assisting in escape from confinement Wednesday afternoon.

KCK police ask for help identifying persons of interest in November homicide

SOURCE: KMBC Police in Kansas City, Kansas, are asking for help identifying three people who are considered persons of interest in a homicide last month.The homicide happened Nov. 13 just after midnight outside Club Nereidas on Kansas Avenue near state line.Investigators said the three may have left the scene in a black, four-door sedan.Anyone who recognizes them or knows anything about the homicide is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

Pedestrian critically injured in Wednesday night accident in Westport

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One person suffered critical injuries after being hit by a vehicle Wednesday night in Westport. The accident happened at 8:35 p.m. at Southwest Trafficway and Roanoke Road. Police said the driver stayed at the accident scene. No word on what led to the accident.

Two Kansas inmates sentenced for crimes committed while already in prison

LANSING, Kan. - Two Kansas prisoners will spend more time behind bars for crimes committed while housed at Lansing Correctional Facility. A Leavenworth County judge sentenced Jeremy Volle, 35, to nearly two years in prison. According to court records, the additional time is for trying to receive methamphetamine within the prison.

Family remembers Kansas City father killed in shooting as case remains unsolved

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On Wednesday, night a family released balloons in honor of a victim killed one year ago, and whose killer remains unknown. Jamell Hornbeck died in a shooting in November 2021 in the 4100 block of Montgall Avenue. Since then, his daughter Janyhla, and his mother Mauri Walton, describe months of pain.

Missouri wants to strip St. Louis' control of its own police, just like Kansas City

OPINION AND COMMENTARY Fresh from their statewide victory over Kansas Citians in November, Republicans in the Missouri legislature are trying to force their dictatorial views on the people of St. Louis. At least four bills prefiled in the Missouri House call for removing oversight of the St.

Drummer for rock band Tool scheduled to be in a Kansas City courtroom next week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A year after police arrested the drummer for rock band Tool at Kansas City International Airport, he is scheduled to be back in the metro. Daniel Carey has a hearing in municipal court scheduled for Dec. 15. Court records show the case has been continued seven times over the past year.

Overland Park police ask for help finding dog that bit a person and their dog

Police in Overland Park are asking for help tracking down the owner of dog that bit one person and their dog Wednesday evening.Authorities said the incident happened about 7:50 p.m.

New book, 'By the Side of the Road,' gives victim of 1989 homicide a voice

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Marla Bernard still remembers that day. For Bernard, she still remembers that Wednesday in March 1989 when a family friend's daughter went missing, only to be found dead the next day. "It turned the entire community on its ear," Bernard said.

Shawnee police officers give out Secret Santa money to unsuspecting drivers

Shawnee police are spreading some holiday cheer thanks to a little help from Secret Santa.It was a different kind of police patrol on Wednesday. Officers were on the lookout for people in the Shawnee community to pass out a donation by an anonymous "Spreading some holiday cheer. It makes the citizens feel good.

'I was that kid': Shop with a Cop gets personal in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Fifty Kansas City police officers took over the Target on Ward Parkway for three hours Wednesday night. It wasn't in response to a crime, but to bring joy to 150 kids in need. The event was made possible by local McDonald's owner-operators who contributed $15,000 so each kid would have $100 to spend.

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