Kansas City Crime Scene: Homicide Spike Legacy, Creepers & Pizza Robbery Postscript

Tonight we feature a quick collection of court cases, crime reporting and all manner of ALLEGED misdeeds as the start of the new year proves to be increasingly violent and sketchy.

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A Kansas City mother tried to get her kids out of foster care. She was one of 2022's last homicides

Shayla Curts, the young mother of a toddler and infant, was pregnant with her third child when she was shot and killed by a man in December. Her family says this might not have happened if Jackson County's child welfare system had worked like it was supposed to.

Everything we know, and don't know, about the Excelsior Springs, Missouri rape and kidnapping case

NOTE: Details in this story may be considered graphic to some. The details read like a horrible true crime podcast - a woman showed up at an Excelsior Springs, Missouri, home pleading for help. She said she'd been taken from Kansas City, held in a small room in a basement, bound, beaten, and raped.

Kansas City woman sentenced for robbing pizza delivery driver

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City woman will spend 14 years in prison for her role in the robbery of a pizza delivery driver. Rochelle E. David, 24, previously pleaded guilty to robbery and using a firearm during a crime. Court documents show David ordered a pizza on Oct.

Authorities are asking for help to locate a potential witness in the Excelsior Springs kidnapping, rape case

It's the first case update the public has heard in months. The Excelsior Springs, Missouri Police Department announced Wednesday it is searching for a potential witness in a kidnapping and rape case that rocked the small community in October.Police said investigators, in conjunction with the Clay County Investigative Squad, have identified 36-year-old Jaynie M.

Kansas Clergy not mandatory reporters for child sex crimes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Following a involving child sexual abuse by Catholic Clergy in Kansas, the KSHB 41 I-Team has been digging into allegations made in the past, as well as examining possible solutions to prevent this type of abuse in the future.

Agape Boarding School will shut down this month after years of abuse allegations

Dozens of former students have gone public with their allegations of physical, mental, and sexual abuse at the Stockton-based Christian residential facility, which opened in 1996. For the last few years, Agape has been at the forefront of the state's reckoning over abuse allegations at unlicensed faith-based boarding schools.

KC man charged in connection with sexual assault in Grandview

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - According to the prosecutor's office, a Kansas City man has been charged in connection with a sexual assault that took place at the victim's residence in Grandview. Deonte' T. Watson, 31, has been charged with first-degree rape or attempted rape and first-degree sodomy or attempted sodomy.

Homeland Security seeing more internet-based human trafficking cases involving children

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) along with the Department of Homeland Security and a number of federal and state partners have designated January as Huma

Independence police say water damage is eating away at their headquarters, want new building

The Independence, Missouri, Police Department says it's time to build a new police headquarters, they say the old building is not safe. The request comes after a months-long KMBC 9 News investigation into hundreds of thousands of dollars in overtime pay for work at the current building.Police said to imagine your basement leaking for 50 years, and no matter what you do to fix it, the water just keeps finding a way in.

Former Kansas drug treatment clinic owner sentenced for meth trafficking

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The former owner of an Olathe, Kansas, clinic that treated opioid addiction has been sentenced in federal court for possessing methamphetamine to distribute. Trevor J. Robinson, 46, of Olathe was sentenced by U.S. District Judge on Jan. 10 to 11 years and three months in federal prison without parole.

KCPD Commercial Vehicle Enforcement helps Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative

Abby HooverManaging Editor The Kansas City, Mo., Police Department's (KCPD) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Squad will be participating in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative January 9 through 13. During their routine random commercial vehicle inspections, officers will be disseminating informational materials provided by Truckers Against Trafficking trying to raise awareness about the issue.

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