Kansas City Crime Scene: Legal Debate, Indictments & Local Reunions

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US Marshals operation captures 833 fugitives, more than 51 in Kansas City

Click here for updates on this story KANSAS CITY, Missouri ( KCTV) -- The U.S. Marshals Service announced the end of a month-long initiative that resulted in the arrest of 833 fugitives, violent criminals, sex offenders and self-identified gang members in 10 U.S. cities, including Kansas City.

Woman run over by pickup truck after argument with truck's driver

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A woman is in critical condition after being run over by a pickup truck Wednesday after an argument with the driver of the pickup truck. The woman was outside the pickup truck while it was parked in the dock area of a building at 2301 Holmes Road in Kansas City, Missouri, police said.

KCMO man arrested north of Topeka on cocaine, weapon charges

JACKSON COUNTY, Kan. (KCTV) - A man from KCMO was arrested north of Topeka on cocaine and weapon charges. Sheriff Tim Morse with the Jackson County, Kansas, Sheriff's Office said the arrest happened Monday around 10:30 p.m. At that time, a deputy stopped a white 2010 Acura passenger car for a traffic infraction near 142nd Road and U.S.

Shawnee man sentenced on child porn charges

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A Shawnee man will spend eight years in prison on child pornography charges. Justin Packham, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography in September. Court documents show Shawnee Police began investigating Packham after receiving a cyber tip.

One person shot, killed in Kansas City, Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One person is dead after a shooting in Kansas City, Kansas. KCKPD say officers were called to the 2300 block of N. 11th St. just before 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday night on a shooting call. When officers arrived, they found the victim dead on the scene with an apparent gunshot wound.

Man sues 5 KCPD officers sued for allegedly throwing him to ground and false imprisonment

The scar on Mack Nelson's face, he claims in a lawsuit, came from police. In early August, he found himself hanging out at a gas station on Prospect Avenue when police fatally shot another man. He and other bystanders were kept in the station while officers from the Kansas City Police Department and Missouri Highway Patrol documented the scene.

Missouri Man Accused Of Kidnapping Woman And Holding Her Captive In Basement Facing Five Life Sentences | Oxygen Official Site

A Missouri man accused of holding a Black woman captive in his basement for weeks is facing five life sentences after being indicted by a grand jury. Clay County Prosecuting Attorney Zachary Thompson announced in a Tuesday press conference that a grand jury indicted Timothy Haslett Jr., 40, on nine charges.

Missouri won't financially compensate Lamar Johnson for 3 decades of wrongful imprisonment

Lamar Johnson was freed from prison after a Missouri judge found there was clear and convincing evidence he did not murder Marcus Boyd in 1994. But since DNA evidence wasn't used to set aside his conviction, Johnson is not eligible for state restitution.

Black market remains after Missouri marijuana legalization - ABC17NEWS

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Although marijuana is now legal in Missouri, illegal black market sales continue to happen, along with the dangers of street-level drug dealing. Over the weekend the Boone County Sheriff's Office reported a man was shot multiple times during an apparent marijuana deal gone bad.

Abusing a sports official in Kansas could become a crime

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - There could be a new crime in Kansas - abusing a sports official. If passed, House Bill 2139 could make it a class B misdemeanor to abuse, including shoving, kicking or spitting, on a sports official in Kansas.

KCPD: 23 children lost, reunited with their families during Chiefs celebration

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department said there were a total of 23 children who were temporarily lost during today's celebration. All of them were reunited safely with their families. Previous coverage is below for reference, should you still need it.

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