Kansas City Crime Scene: Machines Guns, Missing Youngster & Car Crashes

In this post we catch up on police action, ALLEGED misdeeds, court cases and all manner of crime reporting that has captured our attention.

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Man pleads guilty to illegally owning machine gun used to kill KC firefighter

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - A Kansas City man pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to illegally possessing the gun used to kill an off-duty Kansas City firefighter. Ja'Von L. Taylor , 23, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stephen Bough to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of possessing a machine gun.

Gun dealer to pay $150K to Kansas City to settle lawsuit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City has reached a settlement with one of the gun dealers it accused in a lawsuit of contributing to surging violence in the region by ignoring evidence that firearms were being sold illegally.

Olathe man pleads guilty in high-speed chase at Kansas City downtown airport

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An Olathe man pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday after leading police in a high-speed chase down a runway at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport during February 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Man with gun in custody at Saint Luke's North Hospital in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man with a gun was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon at a Northland hospital, Kansas City police said. Officers were called to Saint Luke's North Hospital around 12:30 p.m. on a report of a person with a gun.

Woman arrested for endangerment and driving while intoxicated in crash that killed 3-year-old girl

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has made an arrest after a wreck that claimed the life of a 3-year-old girl Tuesday.Seven people were inside a vehicle when it overturned on Missouri 7 Highway in Harrisonville.The driver, a 65-year-old woman, has been arrested following the incident.

Investigation ongoing after suspect in stolen KCFD ambulance causes multi-vehicle crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Three people remain in the hospital Wednesday, including a suspect who stole an ambulance outside a hospital and crashed it into four cars. "We're out there trying to protect the public and somebody came in and disrupted that," Assistant Fire Chief Jimmy Walker said.

Kansas City woman convicted of abusing child; child was beat with pipe

Jackson County Sheriff's Office SOURCE: Jackson County Sheriff's Office A Kansas City woman has been convicted of severely beating a child. Nancy Russell was found guilty of four Class B felonies of first-degree domestic assault and four counts of armed criminal action.

Inside the legal standoff over Kansas City police funding

When Kansas City’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year takes effect on May 1, a quarter of its general revenue will be directed to the Kansas City Police Department, as ordered by a new Missouri constitutional amendment..

FBI offering reward for information on missing 13-year-old Jayden Robker

A Northland family is continuing to search for their missing 13-year-old.Now, the FBI is stepping in to offer its assistance. Jayden Robker left home on Feb. 2 to sell Pokémon cards. No one has seen him since.

Devoted Sergeant Leads Team of Crash Experts

Soon enough, Sergeant Deborah Randol will have to retire. At KCPD, it's mandatory for officers after 35 years of service or age 65. Randol will reach both marks almost simultaneously. She could retire now, but "I love coming to work," Randol said. "The comradery makes it a great environment."

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