KC Crime Scene: Woman Dead In The Dotte, Drug Traffic & Police Share Dragging Clip

Right now there are more than a few crime reporting news links that deserve attention as the public confronts increased politicking and activism amid steadily rising violence . . .

Also we share a glimpse of police action and community outreach updates . . . 

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Police release video, photo of Kia dragged for several miles underneath tractor-trailer on I-435

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police in Leawood released video clips Thursday showing several moments from an incident Wednesday when a Kia passenger car was dragged for miles underneath a semi. The video, captured on KC Scout cameras, first shows the semi dragging the car near where the incident started at Interstate 435 and Roe Boulevard.

Kansas City drug-trafficking conspiracy now includes 27 defendants

A total of 27 people have been indicted as part of a drug-trafficking conspiracy in the Kansas City metro area. Anthony D. Harris, 40, and Latrell O. Dean, 19, both of Grandview, Mo., and Seville S. Gardner, 37, were the three latest defendants charged in a 112-count indictment unsealed on Jan.

KCK police investigating after woman found dead in vehicle near 61st, Haskell

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department is investigating a homicide Thursday after a woman was found dead inside a vehicle. Police responded to a medical call just before 2 p.m. near N. 61st Street and Haskell Avenue, just north of Parallel Parkway.

The FBI continues to seek leads in an armed 2019 bank robbery near Parkville

The FBI is again circulating photos of two suspects involve in the violent takeover of a bank in Kansas City's Northland. Federal agents said two masked men walked into the Equity Bank at 6200 N.W. 63rd Terrace at 10:56 a.m. on Feb.

Grain Valley couple's murder, dismemberment trial delayed again

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. - The trial for a Jackson County man and woman charged with murdering a woman and burying her body has been delayed for a third time. At a pre-trial hearing Thursday, Michael Hendricks and Maggie Ybarra's jury trial was rescheduled for May 15.

Missouri man pleads guilty for role in $437,000 Covid-19 fraud scheme

A central Missouri man has pleaded guilty in a $437,000 Covid-19 fraud scheme. Lamar K. Johnson, 41, admitted Thursday that he played a role in a plan to use the identities of deceased individuals to file hundreds of false stimulus claims under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

Kansas City police called to Plaza Academy prior to shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police responded to a private high school about an hour before someone shot and injured an employee outside of the building, according to police. Kansas City police responded to Plaza Academy at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday because of some type of disturbance.

3 teens accused of vandalizing Blue Valley High School press box with antisemitic, racist slurs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Three teens are accused of spray painting racist, antisemitic and homophobic messages on the press box at Blue Valley High School. The teens were each charged in Johnson County with one count of burglary to a building, a level 7 non-person felony and criminal damage to a property, a level 9 non-person felony.

Johnson County co-responders log record-year of interventions

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. - More people are connecting with mental health professionals in Johnson County than ever before, specifically through the co-responder program. The Johnson County Mental Health Center worked with local sheriff's offices and police departments to place mental health professionals within their organizations.

Police identify 2 people killed in Thursday morning US 69 Highway crash in Overland Park

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (KCTV) - Two people died after a car flipped several times during rush hour Thursday morning near U.S. 69 Highway and 103rd Street. Around 7:45 a.m., 911 dispatchers received calls from concerned drivers in the area who reported seeing two people who had been ejected from a vehicle.

'It will never be okay': Kansas City mother shares grief over daughter killed in October

Three months after her daughter was killed, a Kansas City, Missouri, mother is still waiting for justice. Just this week, KCPD and KC Mother's in Charge called for an end to violent crime, after the second-deadliest year on record. Aisha Johnson says her kids used to tease her for taking so many photos and videos of them.

Clay County commission boosts starting salaries for the Clay County Sheriff's Office

New employees of the Clay County, Mo., Sheriff's Office will see a significant boost to their starting salaries. The Clay County Commission approved its budget on Wednesday. Included in the budget was an increase for new employees in the sheriff's department. The starting salary for a new deputy is now $50,000, a 21.7 percent increase.

New Deputy Chief Began Family Tradition Of KCPD Service

"Deputy Chief Steve Young is an exceptional police officer who helped lead our department and our city through challenging times, always with concern about making us a safer city and standing up for our rank-and-file officers. I am confident that Deputy Chief Young's experience will be an invaluable asset to Chief Graves, KCPD, and the community as a whole," said Mayor Quinton Lucas.

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