Kansas City Crime Scene: Convictions, Risks & Deadly Facebook Stalking

Right now we take a moment to roundup crime reporting, court cases, courtroom action and just a couple of nicer stories.

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Kansas City man pleads guilty in 2021 Lawrence fentanyl death

A 33-year-old Kansas City, Missouri man pleads guilty to a 2021 fentanyl death in Douglas County, Kansas.

KCK man searched for victim on Facebook before gunning him down at Independence motel, court docs say

A Kansas City, Kansas, man is accused of gunning down a victim at an Independence motel on Aug. 8.

Overland Park police respond to stabbing near 75th and Nall

A large police presence was seen at 75th and Nall in Overland Park shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday night.

With Missouri's backlog of 10,000 child abuse and neglect cases, 'children are not safe'

Officials agree that clearing the backlog at Missouri's Children's Division won't be easy or quick. "I think this is a business decision when it comes down to it," says one Lee's Summit lawmaker. "If we value the children of Missouri, we have to do more."

Missouri inmate convicted of killing Clinton police officer says judges shouldn't get to hand down death sentences

A jury in June convicted 45-year-old Ian McCarthy of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Clinton Police Officer Gary Lee Michael Jr.

Blue Springs man who aided in Cass County jail escape sentenced as second fugitive remains at large

A third person charged with aiding the federal inmates has also been sentenced to prison

Convicted murderer sentenced to life without parole plus 20 years

A Jackson County judge sentenced a 41-year-old man to life without parole plus 20 years for his role in a fatal 2017 shooting.

Police in Lawrence giving out repair vouchers instead of tickets for broken headlights

A charity organization is helping officers help drivers who might struggle to afford needed car repairs

Shuttered private jail in Leavenworth could become ICE detention center - Kansas Reflector

A former CoreCivic detention facility in Leavenworth could house undocumented immigrants for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE.

Kansas City police still looking for Timothy Blake, who has been missing since May

The circumstances surrounding his disappearance are suspicious.

New public safety law increases training hours for police, more money for recruiting

Governor Mike Parson put pen to paper Wednesday inside the Missouri State Capitol, signing off on a large public safety package.

One year later: KCPD officer forges bond with baby girl he is credited with saving

After she stopped breathing due to RSV nearly one year ago, baby Kamiyah is getting ready to turn one

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