Kansas City Crime Scene: Feds Target Fake Merch & South Side Outreach

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Federal agents in Kansas City-area looking for fake gear ahead of the NFL Draft

Federal agents are looking for fake merchandise ahead of the NFL Draft in Kansas City next week.

Police: Suspicious RV fire ruled a homicide, investigation underway

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (KCTV) - A homicide investigation is underway in Blue Springs following a suspicious RV fire Friday morning. "The death was not likely due to the fire," Blue Springs Police said Friday afternoon. The individual killed in the incident has yet to be identified.

Authorities investigating death of Jackson County inmate on Friday night, sheriff says

Authorities are investigating the Friday night death of an inmate at the Jackson County Detention Center, according to a statement from the sheriff. Emergency medical services arrived at the detention center that evening to assist an unresponsive inmate, according to Sheriff Daryl Forte with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

Wichita legal fees exceed $267K in defense of 'absolutely asinine' gang list

Tracey C. Mason Sr. says the City of Wichita's defense of its police department gang list is about leverage. Authorities don't want to treat young Black people as human or equals, Mason said. The city has spent more than $267,000 in legal fees since being sued over the gang list in April 2021 ...

Incarcerated women in Missouri get chance at college degree: 'It's life-changing'

The Chillicothe Correctional Center in Missouri has a preference for what it calls its incarcerated women: students. One of them is 44-year-old Aleicia Nolan-Jones. Her story of becoming a college graduate has been a long journey. The mother from Kansas City, Kan., was arrested more than two decades ago.

Theme parks crack down on unsupervised teens

Several theme parks across the country are imposing a new chaperone policy for unsupervised teens as a result of misconduct in recent years. Valleyfair, an amusement park in Shakopee, Minnesota, decided to implement a policy that requires evening guests age 15 and younger to be accompanied by someone who is 21 or older, local news station KARE 11 reported, after seeing a rise in disorderly behavior.

KCPD's South Patrol meets with community to discuss youth violence in the area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Police officers were in south Kansas City Friday night as the effort continues to find solutions to the rise of youth crime in the area. "No one group is going to get this done," said South Patrol commander Maj. Dave Jackson.

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