Kansas City Crime Scene: Road Rage Gunfire & Synthetic Drug Crisis

Quick roundup on recent crime news, court cases and just a bit of hope for the future.

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KCKPD gives new details on homicide outside auto parts store

Kansas City, Kansas police say suspected shoplifter who died at an O'Reilly Auto Parts was involved in a physical altercation with employees

Missouri and Kansas are in the thick of a 'synthetic drug crisis' that's killing thousands

Both Kansas and Missouri have seen the number of overdose deaths attributed to synthetic opioids like fentanyl increase dramatically in the last several years. The U.S.'s drug czar urged people to carry Naloxone to counteract opioid overdoses in a visit to the Midwest last week.

KCKPD, WyCo DA to announce results of review of 285 cold case investigations

A recently-formed cold case unit in the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department is set to announce the results of a review of 285 cold cases over the past five decades.

Johnson County man previously convicted of secretly filming teen in dressing room faces new charges

Anthony DeLapp faces new charges over two alleged incidents in 2023, according to online court records.

Ex-KCK cop Roger Golubski's trials could include 'dozens of witnesses,' but no dates set

The FBI's nearly four-year investigation into Golubski found 'voluminous' evidence against the former KCK detective accused of sex trafficking, sexual abuse and kidnapping.

Olathe PD: Man injured in road rage shooting Tuesday on Interstate 35

A man was hospitalized early Tuesday night after he was shot in an apparent road rage incident on Interstate 35 in Olathe.

White supremacist gang member found guilty in attack at Lansing Correctional Facility

Lee B. Jacobs, 42, was found guilty of attempted aggravated battery and trafficking in contraband within a correctional facility.

4 people, including Independence police officer, injured in 3-vehicle crash

The Independence Police Department is investigating a three-vehicle crash involving an on-duty Independence police officer.

Woman charged in Fairway police officer Jonah Oswald's death back in court

Andrea Cothran was charged with first-degree murder in connection to the case.

Homicide data shows Missouri is the most dangerous state in the country if you're a Black woman

The I-Team analyzed the latest CDC homicide rate data, which shows Missouri is consistently one of the most, if not the most, dangerous states in the country if you're a Black woman or girl.

Independence, Missouri police share last video of Ebony Duncan's car

A person of interest in an unsolved case now involving two missing women is in federal custody for an unrelated charge.

Rookie Officer Proud To Serve, Proud Of Hispanic Heritage

Just to the west of KCMO, barely across the state line, Aranzazu Perez grew up in Kansas City, Kan., fascinated by “The First 48,” a TV series about homicide investigations.

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