Kansas City Crime Scene: Show-Me Local Police Control FAIL In STL Implications

A quick glimpse at police action, court cases and some of the more important crime reporting we've noticed over the past couple of days . . .

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Still, many disingenuous pundits argue that free money, rainbows & hugs would help more than police.

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TRACKING THE DATA: Is local control of St. Louis Police the reason for St. Louis crime?

News 4 is working to answer the question, "Is local control of St. Louis Police the reason for St. Louis crime? It's a the belief of some Jefferson City lawmakers, fueling their argument the state needs to grab the reins again.

Man charged in deaths of Kansas City officer and pedestrian has a past record of careless driving

The man currently facing two manslaughter charges for the deaths of Kansas City Police Officer James Muhlbauer and pedestrian Jesse Eckes pleaded guilty to careless driving less than two months before the fatal crash.Court records claim Jerron Lightfoot, 19, was driving nearly 90 miles per hour just two seconds before he ran a red light heading south on Benton at the intersection of Truman and crashed into Officer Muhlbauer's police cruiser on Feb.

Caught on camera: Vandals torch van belonging to Boys & Girls Club in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A van belonging to a chapter of the Boys and Girls Club was torched by vandals early Thursday morning. Surveillance video captured the incident which occurred at the Thornberry unit of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City.

Woman pleads guilty to four counts of child abuse in Johnson County

WESTWOOD, Kan. (KCTV) - A woman has pleaded guilty to abusing children at a day care in Johnson County, Kansas. On Thursday, Rachel Beth Schrader pleaded guilty to four counts of abuse of a child younger than 6 years old. A scheduling conference is set for May 3 of this year.

Woman on run from feds discovered living in Lenexa for months under stolen identity

A former Virginia nurse on the run from U.S. Marshals after being convicted in a multi-million dollar fraud case was found living under a stolen identity in Johnson County last weekend, according to federal authorities. Heather Huffman, 53, of Pleasant Hill, California, was arrested Saturday at a Lenexa hotel where she had been staying while using another name.

Man who pleaded guilty in Northland murder now accused of killing man in KCMO

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man who pleaded guilty to a deadly stabbing at an apartment in Gladstone in 2021 is now charged in a Kansas City, Missouri, murder that happened two days after the Gladstone killing. The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office charged Noah Cole with second-degree murder in the Nov.

KC Unsolved: Detective, relatives search for justice for Mickey Blevins more than 2 years after homicide

WYANDOTTE COUNTY, Kan. (KCTV) - Family members and investigators are trying to get justice for a man who was shot and killed in October of 2020 at Eisenhower Park in Wyandotte County. KCTV5 News spoke with two of Mickey Blevins' sisters and Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office Detective Tom Zamora.

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