Kansas City Crime Scene: Sheriff Shamed, Court Drama & Jailbreak

There's a lot to cover in this blast on all manner of ALLEGED local misdeeds, court cases and prison updates.

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Court records: Ray County sheriff allowed inmates to leave jail, work on his property

An investigation has been opened into the Ray County, Mo., Sheriff after claims that Childers allowed detainees to leave jail and bring in illegal contraband were made to the Attorney General's Office.

Ray County Sheriff Childers stripped from office duties amid investigation from Missouri Attorney General

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is working with the Missouri Attorney General's Office in an investigation of Ray County Sheriff Scott Childers.

Kansas City man accused of stabbing man to death with screwdriver

A Kansas City man is now facing charges, accused of stabbing another man to death with a screwdriver near 24th Street and Elmwood Avenue.

Kansas City man accused of attempted jail escape through ceiling

A Kansas City, Missouri, man is charged with trying to escape from the Jackson County jail after court documents accused him of crawling into a vent and then dropping down into offices.

Man who killed 19-year-old in 100 mph Merriam crash pleads guilty

Uconn Xavier Coleman, charged in a deadly crash on Shawnee Mission Parkway, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Johnson County court.

Overland Park man sentenced for insurance fraud

An Overland Park man has been sentenced to a year of probation for insurance fraud.

Police: Suspect in custody after possible burglary at estate sale at Overland Park home

The Overland Park Police Department is investigating a possible burglar inside a home in the 9100 block of W. 131st Terrace that is scheduled for an estate sale today.

Residents upset after gas station-robbery turns into shooting

A disturbing robbery turned shooting in one East neighborhood has residents fed up.

Jewish Community Center prepares for KC SuperStar, reflects 10 years after deadly shooting

It's the Jewish Community Center's American Idol-style fundraiser and singing competition that gives over $22,000 in scholarships to the ten high school students who are finalists.

Blue Springs woman charged with abandoning former boyfriend's corpse

Jackson County prosecutors charged Nena Nix, of Blue Springs, with abandoning the corpse of her former boyfriend in a ditch near Grain Valley.

Metro groups help families, first responders impacted mentally, financially by critical incidents

When a police officer is killed, caregivers make sure the victim's families are taken care of and other officers get the support they need.

Chiefs parade shooting: Long recovery ahead for metro woman trampled after gunfire

Alexandrea Springfield says the quick help of a police officer stopping other people from trampling on her may have saved her life.

Flags will be flown at half-staff in Missouri Friday to honor slain officer Cody Allen

Flags in Missouri will be flown at half-staff on Friday to honor fallen Independence Officer Cody Allen.

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