Kansas City Crime Scene: Standoff Postscript & Political Debate Amid Rising Violence

A quick look at what we're reading from recent crime reports, court cases and all manner of ALLEGED misdeeds . . .

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Standoff with man who allegedly stabbed victim in KCMO ends

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police in Kansas City, Missouri, were engaged in a standoff with a man who allegedly stabbed a victim Thursday afternoon. KCPD officers responded around 1:15 p.m. to the 3300 block of Colorado Avenue on reports of a stabbing.

Kansas City man sentenced for role in gas station shoot-out

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A metro man is heading to prison for his role in a dangerous shoot-out at a gas station more than two years ago. Federal court documents show a judge sentenced 31-year-old Tirrell M. Thompson to nine years in prison without the possibility of parole.

Kansas City, Missouri, man sentenced for killing 3 people, leading police on manhunt in 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man who went on a deadly shooting spree across Kansas City, Missouri, in 2018 was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday. Isaac Fisher, 39, shot and killed three people in three separate shootings on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2018.

Feds ask judge to deny Roger Golubski's request to get out of pre-trial house arrest

Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to deny former Kansas City, Kansas, detective Roger Golubski 's request to remove his condition of house arrest ahead of his trials. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Kansas noted that the FBI investigation "uncovered scads of women " who made allegations against Golubski, including rape, and said one of the cases against him alleges "sexual slavery" and abuse of underage girls.

Douglas County halts prosecution of murder case that defense attorney says used 'junk science'

TOPEKA, Kansas - The Douglas County district attorney will not retry a Eudora woman for murder after questionable conclusions from a medical examiner led to concern that she was improperly convicted. Carrody Buchhorn, a day care worker, was convicted in 2018 for killing 9-month-old Ollie Ortiz while in Buchhorn's care.

Man charged with sending 3 to hospital during Johnson County police chase in November

A Kansas City man is facing multiple felonies after allegedly injuring three people, including a police officer, and causing several crashes in a police chase across Johnson County, according to documents filed in Johnson County District Court. Donald Canzoneri, Jr., 26, was arrested after a Nov.

Missouri House leader says crime has caused residents to lose trust in 'dysfunctional local government'

Newly elected Missouri House Speaker Dean Plocher, R-Des Peres, addresses the chamber to outline legislative goals for the 2023 session.

Former Kansas City-area CFO of Year winner sentenced for embezzlement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The former chief financial officer at Genesys Systems Integrator was sentenced Thursday to 6 1/2 years in prison for embezzlement and tax evasion. U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark ordered Richard Scott Simkins, 57, to pay more than $4 million in restitution in addition to the prison sentence.

Will Kansas history repeat as Kris Kobach takes AG office once held by Phill Kline? | Opinion

OPINION AND COMMENTARY He's a right-wing culture warrior with questionable legal acumen, a political lightning rod who is only occasionally successful with voters. And he's about to take the oath of office as Kansas' new attorney general. I'm talking about Kris Kobach, of course. Not so long ago, though, the same description fit Phill Kline.

Kansas City police asking for help in finding woman last seen in September 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police in Kansas City, Missouri, are asking for help in locating a woman who was last seen in September 2022. Annie Marie Van Alst, 91, was last seen near east 77th Terrace and Campbell Street. She is a Hispanic woman, 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 135 pounds, police said.

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