Kansas City Crime Scene: Standoff Resolved, Shawnee Hit & Run As Drug War Cont'd

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Police in Kansas City successfully negotiate with armed subject locked in house

A Kansas City, Missouri, police spokesperson said officers were initially dispatched around 1:30 p.m. Friday on an armed disturbance.

1 person in serious condition after shooting in southeast KCMO early Friday morning

One person is in serious but stable condition after a shooting early Friday morning in southeast Kansas City, Missouri, according to a spokesperson with KCPD.

9-year-old child critically injured in hit-and-run crash in Shawnee; suspect in custody

A 9-year-old child was critically injured in a hit-and-run crash in Shawnee, Kansas, on Friday night.

'Unsettling': Children's Mercy reviewing records of former neurologist facing child pornography charges

Children's Mercy Hospital is reviewing the records of its patients treated by a local pediatric neurologist who faces federal charges related to child pornography.

Court documents: Fatal shooting in Kansas City happened after victim requested suspect to move from home

Prosecutors have charged a Kansas City man with second-degree murder in connection to a fatal shooting this week in south Kansas City.

Lenexa Police successfully arrest armed shoplifting suspects

Lenexa Police say that two suspected shoplifters walked out of a store near 95th and Quivira with a hefty load of stolen merchandise.

Reward increased as Greater KC Crime Stoppers seek answers in man's 2020 death

The Greater KC Crime Stoppers have increased a reward for information leading to an arrest in the unsolved case of Skylar Ware's disappearance.

Missouri was one of the few states to execute people this year, even as public support wanes

Twenty-four executions have been carried out in 2023, according to the Death Penalty Information Center says. Four of those happened in Missouri, including the first known execution of an openly transgender woman. Meanwhile, 50% of Americans say the death penalty is applied unfairly.

A Kansas woman died in an apartment fire. Her family blames the 911 dispatch center's mistakes

The family of a 22-year-old woman who died in an apartment fire in Kansas' largest city after mistakes by the 911 dispatch center believes the center has "systemic issues.'

Missouri lawmakers propose 'Blair's Law' again after veto

Missouri lawmakers are once again introducing a bill to impose tougher penalties for people who fire celebratory gunshots.

One Kansas police force's approach to fighting fentanyl is driving down violent crime

"We understood early that we're going to do fentanyl the right way, where we did crack the wrong way," said Karl Oakman, KCK police chief.

KCK police sergeant, among several shot during drug bust, describes experience

Thursday night, Kansas City, Kansas Mayor Tyrone Garner began the Unified Government Commission meeting with strong words for those critical of the police department. There are good officers, he said.

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