Kansas City Crime Scene: Please Don't Hurt NFL Draft Tourists

A recent message sent our way given the recent record breaking pace of deadly local crime . . . 

"Can you imagine the 'pucker' moment KCMO officials are having right now if anything bad happens to someone attending the draft? It would be national news and a debacle for the entire city . . . " 

That's probably correct . . . And so we aren't too proud to beg . . . 


They say that thoughts & prayers don't matter any more but TKC vehemently disagrees . . . We literally have fingers & toes crossed that this is a safe event for EVERYONE.

In the meantime . . . Tonight we share a quick update on police action, court cases, ALLEGED misdeeds, a few nice stories and all manner of crime reporting.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Woman sentenced in 2022 shooting incident that left KCI officer injured

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An Independence, Missouri woman is sentenced in connection to a shooting incident at Kansas City International Airport last December that left a KCI officer injured. Lacy Perry entered a guilty plea on Thursday, April 20, in Platte County court to first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle and resisting arrest.

Kansas City police release photos of suspect in recent shooting

Kansas City Police Department SOURCE: Kansas City Police Department Kansas City police are hoping that you could help find a man wanted for a recent shooting. Police released photos of a man they said shot someone earlier this month near 82nd and Troost Ave. The shooting happened at 4:45 a.m.

Grandview woman charged with assisting fiancé in Kansas City robbery turned shooting

A Grandview woman is facing multiple felony charges for her alleged role in a March shooting in Kansas City that left multiple injured and one dead. Maya Ward, 31, was charged with first-degree assault, first-degree robbery and two counts of armed criminal action after she and her fiancé, Daniel Brown, 36, allegedly robbed 42-year-old Terrance Blewett, according to the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office.

Man charged in connection to shooting in Olathe

A man has been charged with attempted first-degree murder in connection to a weekend shooting in Olathe. Christopher Barwick, 51, was charged on Wednesday. Court records state the shooting happened on April 23rd, 2023 in Olathe, Kan. The shooting in the 800 block of South Windsor Road left the man with critical injuries.

State report: Olathe daycare worker slammed child's head into chair, dragged another by hair

OLATHE, Kan. (KCTV) - An investigation into an Olathe daycare reveals some alarming actions by a teacher who was supposed to care for children. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) surveyed Children's Lighthouse in March, following a complaint by a parent.

Man released from prison files lawsuit against Kansas City Police Department

A Missouri man who was released from prison after serving time for a murder he said he did not commit is now suing the Kansas City Police Department. Keith Carnes is suing the Kansas City Police Department, accusing six Kansas City police officers and former prosecutor Amy McGowan of coercing witnesses to identify Carnes as the shooter in an unsolved murder.

We Build The Wall founder sentenced to 4 years in prison

The co-founder of a fundraising group linked to Steve Bannon that promised to help Donald Trump construct a wall along the southern U.S. border was sentenced to four years and three months in prison on Wednesday for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from donors.

Prairie Village police looking for two suspects following armed bank robbery

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. - The Prairie Village Police Department is looking for two suspects following an armed bank robbery Wednesday afternoon. Police officers responded to the incident just before 1:30 p.m. at the Community America Credit Union near W. 79th Street and State Line Road.

Raytown woman charged with animal abuse after dog found in cold weather

A Raytown woman has been charged with animal abuse after a dog was found in freezing weather in February. Onica Morgan was charged Wednesday by the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office. Animal Services, in mid-February, responded to the 4100 block of Wayne Avenue on a report of a dog being left in the cold.

Text alerts and emergency info for fans at the 2023 NFL Draft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hundreds of thousands of football fans will converge on Union Station and the WWI Museum and Memorial lawn for the 2023 NFL Draft beginning Thursday afternoon. To keep everyone as informed as possible, fans are asked to text "NFLDRAFTKCMO" to 888-777. It will allow fans to receive alerts on cell phones.

Johnson County Sheriff's office hosting shootout to raise money for Special Olympics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas Citians will have no shortage of things to do this weekend with the 2023 NFL Draft in town. They'll also be able to participate in a shootout fundraiser on Saturday, April 29 for the Special Olympics of Kansas, hosted by the Johnson County Sheriff's Office.

Detective Takes On Grim Crimes To Protect Children

As the senior detective in KCPD's Juvenile Section, Horine is well versed investigating crimes against children. For those who have been sexually abused, the first step in helping them is believing them. That's not the consensus you would expect.

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