Kansas City Crime Scene: School Threats, Standoff & Deadly Shooting

Tonight we have a lot of local news to consider as we round up the latest lawsuit news, police action and all manner of crime reporting.

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12 KC natives indicted for $250,000 Covid fraud conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A dozen Kansas City natives have been indicted on charges of Covid fraud conspiracy for their roles in fraudulent Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. On April 26, Renetta Golden-Larimore, 54, was charged in a 13-count indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo.

One dead following shooting on N. 56th Terrace, Parallel Parkway in KCK

Police in Kansas City, Kan., are investigating a fatal shooting on N. 56th Terrace and Parallel Parkway. The shooting happened shortly before 2 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. The victim was pronounced dead on scene, according to police. The identity of the victim has not been released. There's no suspect information available at this time.

Lenexa police resolve armed standoff at QuikTrip near 87th Street, I-35

LENEXA, Kan. - Lenexa police "were successful" in de-escalating an armed standoff Tuesday morning at the QuikTrip located near West 87th Street and Interstate 35, a Lenexa Police Department spokesperson said. Police responded around 9:45 a.m. to the report of a domestic disturbance inside a vehicle.

Northeast Middle School stabbing victim's family angry after plea deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The family of a 14-year-old stabbed to death at school is sharing their frustration weeks after the suspect in his death took a plea deal. The family of Manuel Guzman said they want the suspect to have a stricter charge.

Shooting victim had accused her killer of kidnapping prior to murder

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A woman who died in a murder-suicide Friday had previously accused her killer of kidnapping, according to police. The North Kansas City Police Department said Riley O'Laughlin, 27, had been shot and killed outside her workplace at a warehouse near Fayette Street and E. 11th Street.

Kansas City charter school cancels class over social media threat

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A student at a Kansas City charter school was released from police custody to parents after the student allegedly made threats on social media. The threat caused Citizens of the World Charter Schools to cancel class Tuesday. The school is located at West 35th Street and Broadway Boulevard.

Kansas City inches closer to settlement in 2 civil lawsuits tied to deadly KCFD crash in Westport

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two civil lawsuits tied to the deadly crash involving a Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department pumper truck in December 2021 in Westport could soon be settled. Combined, the proposed settlements will cost the city nearly $1.8 million.

Toddler rescued from hot car in Overland Park amid early heat

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The Kansas City-area's warmer-than-usual temperatures this early in May bring a rising risk of children being left in a hot car. It happened this weekend at a Costco, when Overland Park police said parents left a 1-year-old in a hot car, with temperatures near 90 degrees.

Overland Park physician admits to role in telemedicine fraud scheme

A doctor from Kansas admitted Tuesday to a role in a telemedicine fraud scheme for unnecessarily ordering genetic testing and orthotic braces, defrauding Medicare of about $16 million.Gautam Jayaswal, 64, of Overland Park, Kansas, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in St. Louis to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

Why Kansas' strict body camera laws mean public may never see KCK police shooting video

Last weekend, the activist organization Justice for Wyandotte held a rally requesting that the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department release body camera footage from the night two weeks ago when an officer shot and killed 25-year-old Amaree'ya Henderson during a traffic stop.

Mom frustrated decade later by America's gun access issues, system she says failed her daughter

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Shortly after Colby Weathers began living on her own, her mother, Janet Delana, noticed Colby had started hearing voices. At 38, Colby told investigators those voices were the reason she shot and killed her dad. It's a story painfully told through Colby's call to 911.

KCKPD officer struck by vehicle while working scene of a disturbance early Tuesday, suspect located in KCMO

SOURCE: KMBC The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department says one person is in custody after a police officer was hit by a vehicle early Tuesday. A spokesperson for the department said officers were dispatched to investigate a disturbance in the 600 block of Stewart Avenue around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Family says each day is a chance to warn others about deadly consequences of fentanyl use

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Libby and Randy Davis lost their 16-year-old son Cooper to a fentanyl overdose. National Fentanyl Awareness Day was Tuesday, but it comes each day for the family. "I'd probably tell someone everyday about this, but today is an easy day to tell someone about it," said Randy Davis.

New Language App Leads to Better Understanding between KCPD and the Community

The addition of Propio ONE Language app is just one example of how KCPD is continuing to utilize resources in an effort to communicate and assist our community members whose first language might not be English.

Kansas driver wearing beer can costume arrested on suspicion of DUI

OTTAWA, Kan. - Franklin County Sheriff's Deputies stopped a driver who may have been having a little too much fun on Cinco de Mayo. Deputies south of the metro pulled over a suspected drunk driver in the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 last week.

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