Kansas City Crime Scene: Shooting Postscript & Sex Dungeon Suspect Loses Custody

Right now we help our readers keep up to date with rising violence across the metro and especially in KCMO.

Remember . . . It's only February and we've already recorded at least 21 murders so far this year. 

Accordingly, we compile this list of local crime reporting and attempt to find some good news later on in the compilation . . .

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Suspect not impaired in crash that killed KCPD officer, pedestrian, K9

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Pushback on charges filed in the crash that killed Kansas City Police Officer James Muhlbauer and his K9 Officer Champ, as well as pedestrian Jesse Eckes. Some are upset the charges aren't harsh enough. Jeeron Lightfoot was charged with two counts of first-degree involuntary manslaughter.

Attorney thinks prosecutor made the right call in charges for crash that killed KCPD officer

A local attorney not involved in the case says Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker made the right charging decision against a Tonganoxie man accused of killing Kansas City police Officer James Muhlbauer, his K-9 companion officer Champ, and pedestrian Jesse Eckes in a high-speed crash Wednesday.Henry Service has worked

Prosecutor: Malcolm Johnson investigation nears completion as community calls for answers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Nearly two years after police in Kansas City, Missouri, shot and killed a man during a struggle at gas station, a special prosecutor said Tuesday that an investigation into the incident is nearing completion. Malcom Johnson died on March 25, 2021, at a gas station near east East 63rd Street and Prospect Avenue.

Social justice group demands answers on KC police shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's been two years since 31-year-old Malcolm Johnson was shot and killed by Kansas City Police officers while buying a lottery ticket at a gas station on Prospect. The social justice group "It's Time 4 Justice" said it's been too long since Johnson's family has gone without justice, or answers.

Judge strips child custody from alleged Excelsior Springs kidnapper, rapist Timothy Haslett

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Jackson County Circuit Court judge has given Timothy Haslett's ex-wife sole custody of the couple's child. Haslett is currently jailed in Clay County, Missouri, where he faces nine felony charges for allegedly holding a 22-year-old woman against her will at his Excelsior Springs residence, where he allegedly repeatedly beat and sexually assaulted her for more than a month.

Woman found dead at vacant Kansas City car wash apparently missing since early February

A 44-year-old woman whose body was discovered outside of a vacant Kansas City car wash was apparently reported missing from the city sometime in February, according to an online database of missing persons cases maintained by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Explosive device removed from Clay County home near railroad tracks

MISSOURI CITY, Mo. - The Clay County, Missouri Sheriff's Office is investigating after an explosive device was found inside a home Tuesday morning. Around 10:30 a.m., deputies were following up on a resident's report of possible explosives placed in his yard near Gano and Water Streets in Missouri City.

Did Platte County deputy assault Park Hill father? We have only one side of the video | Opinion

Did a deputy with the Platte County Sheriff's Office assault a Northland father at a Park Hill preschool last week, as the father claims? We watched more than 20 minutes of video footage the man recorded of the encounter.

'My son suffered': Family of Kansas City murder victim asks for community's help

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two months after a young Kansas City father was shot and killed in a car in broad daylight, his family is calling for witnesses to come forward. The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department says Matthew Gatson Jr. was shot and killed on December 11, 2022.

Kansas City, Kansas police will soon have more high-tech help to fight crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Kansas police officers will soon have more high-tech support to help them fight crime. KCKPD Chief Karl Oakman said the department is building a Real-Time Intelligence Crime Center to provide officers the most up-to-date information as they respond to calls for service.

Explosive mix-up: Clay County 911 caller misplaced bomb box

MISSOURI CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Police Department's Bomb and Arson Unit safely detonated an explosive on Tuesday that was left in a man's yard in rural Clay County. The tense situation caused authorities to evacuate a neighborhood and shut down a set of train tracks for hours in the small town of Missouri City, Missouri.

'An Olathe legend': Late seamstress who altered law enforcement uniforms honored by deputies

OLATHE, Kan. - If you've sewn on a button, patched a hole, or hemmed pants, you know it's not an effortless fix. Marcia Rider, a beloved seamstress in Olathe, made it seem that way. For Sheila Newbanks, the daughter of Rider, the sewing machine pulls at memories of her late mother.

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