Kansas City Crime Scene: Drunk Playoff Win Runaround, Olathe Homicide & Pardon Plea

Right now we catch up on more than a few local crime reporting items that offer a glimpse at dangers confronting residents in 2023 . . . And just a bit of good news towards the end of the compilation . . .

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Olathe police launch investigation after woman found dead inside hotel

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police in Olathe have launched a death investigation after finding a woman dead inside a hotel on Sunday morning. According to the department, officers responded to the hotel located in the 20600 block of west 151st Street at around 11:56 a.m.

Kansas City Police Tow Bloodied Car From Scene Without Noticing Missing Man's Body Inside

Family members and a forensic expert are questioning why Kansas City police didn't find a man's body in the cargo area of his own SUV until after they towed it to a Missouri police station earlier this month. Adam "A.J." Blackstock Jr.'s death is being investigated as a homicide, according to The Kansas City Star.

Possible DUI leads to post AFC-win police chase, crash

WYANDOTTE, Kan. (WIBW) - A possible DUI situation led to a police chase in Kansas City after the Kansas City Chiefs won the AFC Championship that ended in a crash that sent two people to the hospital and one person to jail. The Kansas Highway Patrol Crash Log indicates that around 9:25 p.m.

She killed her rapist after months of abuse. Advocates say Kansas governor should set her free

TOPEKA - Sarah Gonzales-McLinn regrets killing Hal Sasko. She also regrets moving into his Lawrence home, where he repeatedly raped her until she channeled a lifetime of trauma into psychotic rupture. On a January night in 2014, she drugged her captor, zip-tied his limbs and slit his throat.

🎥 More Kan. law enforcement respond to video that stuns the nation

KANSAS CITY- Protesters and police unions around the country continue to condemn Memphis police after the public release of video showing five officers savagely beating Tyre Nichols, who later died. Kansas City Kansas Police Chief Karl Oakman released a statement late Saturday with "a sobering reminder to law enforcement that with great authority comes great responsibility."

Courts are on deadline to expunge nonviolent cannabis cases under Amendment 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Amendment 3 did more than legalize adult-use cannabis. It also paved the way for people to get their nonviolent cannabis cases expunged. Expungements are supposed to happen automatically for people not incarcerated or on probation or parole.

Child Protection Center gets new building

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - We need more space. That's what leaders of an area child advocacy center have been expressing after spending the last 15 years serving youth in and around Kansas City. The center's new building will allow for some much-needed expansion as demand is increasing. Building demolition is underway.

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