Kansas City Crime Scene: 71 Shut Down Amid Standoff

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Standoff closes all northbound Highway 71 lanes: KCPD

Kansas City Police Department reported all northbound Highway 71 lanes closed due to a nearby standoff at Chestnut Avenue, Gregory Boulevard

Teen pleads guilty to shooting, killing 15-year-old Brianna Higgins in Olathe

The teen was driven to the hospital with a gunshot wound Friday night.

Grandview school district employee under police investigation

Grandview police are investigating a Grandview School District employee, but say it is too early in the investigation to release additional information about what may have happened.

Search leads to arrest of man accused of trafficking fentanyl out of KC home

A search warrant at a home near a Kansas City, Mo., animal shelter led to the arrest of a man accused of trafficking fentanyl out of a relative's home.

Man sentenced for 2023 deadly shooting in KCK's Strawberry Hill neighborhood

Mahir Alihodzic is sentenced for the June 2023 deadly shooting of 34-year-old Thomas Wheeler.

Early-morning chase leads to apprehension of person of interest in KC homicide

The driver of a vehicle possibly involved in an overnight homicide was brought down after Missouri law enforcement officials grappled their car during a chase.

FBI searching for bank robbery suspect in KC

The FBI office in Kansas City is investigating a bank robbery at U.S. Bank, Northwest Barry Road in North Kansas City where the suspect fled

Independence should ask voters to keep Kansas City from poaching its police officers | Opinion

With 38 positions already open on the force, the last thing the Independence Police Department can afford is attrition. From Toriano Porter:

Jurors see footage of Jackson County deputy shooting that killed man, injured woman

Police were trying to take the man into custody. He was a suspect in a series of car break-ins. A woman in the vehicle was struck in her shoulder and back. She survived and filed a lawsuit.

Fallen Officer Jim Muhlbauer Honored At Candlelight Vigil in Washington D.C.

At the 36th Annual Candlelight Vigil held at the National Mall in Washington D.C., fallen Officer Jim Muhlbauer was honored and recognized the night of May 13.

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