Kansas City Crime Scene: Driver Guilty After Officer Killed

From across the metro along with a few items from Missouri & Kansas. Here are more than a few news links that deserve a peek as we prep for an "exciting" Kansas City weekend wherein temperatures will reach record highs and, by all indications, locals will continue along a historically violent path. 

And so . . . 

We check & share recent reporting on court cases, ALLEGED misdeeds and police action.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Man pleads guilty for role in 2023 death of KCPD officer Muhlbauer, James Eckes, K-9

A 20-year-old Kansas man pleaded guilty Friday in connection to a crash in February 2023 that killed Kansas City, Missouri, Police officer James Muhlbauer, pedestrian Jesse Eckes and police K-9 Champ.

KCKPD arrests homicide suspect following chase, crash

KCKPD arrested a homicide suspect after they eluded officers, led them on a chase and crashed at the exit to 7th Street Trafficway from I-35

Police: Kansas City, Kansas, man dies from injuries 3 days after being shot

The victim, identified as Cesar Tadeo, 53, of Kansas City, Kansas, died from injuries at an area hospital, the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department announced Friday.

KC Unsolved: Witnesses needed to solve deadly Lenexa road rage

Kansas City Unsolved: Lenexa police hope a witness will come forward with a key piece of evidence to help solve the road rage homicide of Mike Bohnsack.

Police pursuit stemming from stolen vehicle ends in Grandview, Missouri

Cass County Sheriff's deputies arrested two following a police pursuit Friday morning.

Police located man suffering critical gunshot injuries at BP gas station in east KCMO Thursday night

Police with the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound at a BP gas station in east KCMO Thursday night.

Neighbor describes events leading up to police shooting in Independence

Harry Sappington lives right behind the home where the fatal shooting took place.

Missouri woman's 1989 cold case murder solved after person comes forward with "rock-solid" tip; 3 men arrested

"There was a person that came forward after almost 30 years of holding this inside that came forward and finally told us the last piece we needed," officials said.

Proposed legislation in Kansas fights for more justice for K-9 officers injured or killed on the job

Proposed legislation in Kansas aims to create stiffer punishments for people who injure or kill K9 officers.

Robinson statue cleats to be donated to museum

The bronze cleats from a Jackie Robinson statue that was cut at the ankles and stolen last month will be donated to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, the league's executive director told ESPN on Friday.

KC domestic violence shelter residents & staff face multiple car break-ins, community helping with repairs

'Newhouse KC,' a shelter that helps domestic violence survivors is now needing help from the community after multiple vehicle break-ins on Wednesday and Thursday night, and late Friday morning.

Mom In Ugly Custody Fight Burns Down Home With Her 4 Children Inside

Around four hours before police were called to a house fire, Bernadine "Birdie" Pruessner posted that her kids were "peacefully sleeping" in her bed.

Gov. Parson names appointee to fill vacancy on Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners

Madeline Romious, a Kansas City lobbyist and past chair of the Police Foundation of Kansas City, is governor's pick to join five-member panel.

KCMO police officer, 2 civilians injured in Friday crash

A Friday afternoon traffic crash injured a Kansas City, Missouri, police officer and two civilians. The officer and two civilians suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Kansas City police officer expected to recover after patrol vehicle struck by car

Police say the crash happened at 57th and Troost Avenue around 1:30 p.m.

Developing . . .