Kansas City Crime Scene: Mugshots, Atrocities & Help Amid Desperation

A quick update on convictions, police action and any good news we can find amid this town's struggle to overcome rising violence.

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Guns, crime rise on list of top problems in US: Gallup

The number of Americans listing guns and crime as the top issue facing the U.S. has ticked up, according to a new Gallup poll. Seven percent in the poll said that guns and gun control were the top issue facing America, while 6 percent said the same of crime and violence.

Child grabs wrong backpack, accidentally brings gun to Olathe elementary school

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A student at Madison Place Elementary School in Olathe did not know the backpack he grabbed to take to school had a gun inside. A statement from the school's principal said the student, "accidentally brought the incorrect backpack from home, which contained the weapon, and was unaware of the gun's presence in the bag."

Kansas City man sentenced for attacking girlfriend at Walmart

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City man is sentenced to 18 years in prison for stabbing his girlfriend inside a Walmart Supercenter. A judge sentenced 26-year-old Brian S. LeNoble to 15 years for first-degree domestic assault and three years for armed criminal action. The sentences will run consecutively.

Missouri man pleads to 'evisceration and dismemberment' murder of woman photographed in cage and bound to gantry crane 'commonly used for deer'

A 60-year-old man in Missouri will spend the rest of his days behind bars for killing, eviscerating, and dismembering a 33-year-old woman who was also photographed in a cage and bound to a gantry crane.

Suspect in NKC officer's killing may not go to trial until 2025

LIBERTY, Mo. - The suspect in the killing of a North Kansas City officer might not go to trial for two years. At a hearing Tuesday, a Clay County judge said Joshua Rocha may not go to trial until 2025 because of the nature of the case, but nothing has been set in stone yet.

Trial begins on Kansas Highway Patrol traffic stop tactics

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Shawna Maloney recalls the sound of her personal belongings being thrown about as Kansas Highway Patrol troopers searched her family's RV during a cross-country vacation in March 2018. The trooper who initiated the traffic stop and early morning search on Interstate 70 found nothing illegal.

KCPD 911 call taker spends 16 minutes on phone with suicidal woman, helps save her life

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For 19 years, Annie Casey has answered the call as a 911 dispatcher with the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department Communications Unit. "It's been good helping people," Casey said. As a call taker, Annie has encouraged people through hard times, no matter how long it takes.

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