Kansas City Crime Scene: Family Outcry, Defense Denied & Red Flags

Lots to consider tonight and it's mostly depressing but still important for denizens of the discourse to understand.

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In this collection of metro news we review court case postscripts, ongoing criminal investigations & legal conclusions.

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Fentanyl overdose believed cause of death for three found in Independence home

Three people were found dead in an Independence, Missouri home. Detectives tell the family the early signs point to a fentanyl overdose.

Alleged double-murderer denied public defender by Jackson County judge

A Jackson County judge says accused double-murderer Larry Acree is not eligible for a Missouri State Public Defender.

Domestic violence survivors, advocates concerned with efforts to ban red flag laws in Missouri

Domestic violence survivors and advocates are speaking up after a new anti-red flag law bill was proposed in the Missouri Senate.

Did you know Kansas still shackles kids in court? It's demeaning and prejudicial | Opinion

If it "teaches them a lesson," it's the wrong one. | Opinion

Family of Riley Strain to give update on search for missing Mizzou student

Strain, who was in Nashville for a fraternity trip, went missing on March 8 after being kicked out of Luke's 32 Bridge on Broadway.

Former Ray County sheriff charged with interfering in arrest

Former Ray County sheriff Garry Bush has been charged after prosecutors say he interfered with the arrest of another man in Richmond.

Trial set for mother charged with placing baby in oven

The Kansas City woman accused of putting her baby in the oven will face a jury early next year.

Judge sentences KCK man to 30 years in prison for beating woman to death, critically injuring young girl

A Jackson County judge sentenced a man Tuesday to 30 years in prison for the January 2022 beating death of a woman and critically injuring a 4-year-old child.

KCK man sentenced to decades in prison for fatal beating of woman, assault of a child

A Jackson County judge sentenced a Kansas City, Kan., man to 30 years in prison following a fatal beating of a woman and assault of a child in January 2022.

Cass County Sheriff's Office looking for suspects in recent early morning burglaries

The most recent burglary took place on the morning of March 16 at a gas station near S. Sycamore Grove Rd. and Old Hwy. 7.

New FBI Crime Data Shows Missouri is Suddenly Getting Safer?

I always strive to be honest with you and I'll honestly say that when I saw the new crime data just released by the FBI, I was more than a little surprised to see that it appears to show Missouri is suddenly getting safer. Much safer according to the numbers.

A second man is charged in connection with the 2005 theft of ruby slippers worn by Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz"

A second man is charged in connection with the 2005 theft of ruby slippers worn by Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz".

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