Kansas City Crime Scene: Gunfire Frustration, Charges & Jail Money

Lots to consider this morning as this post for close readers summarizes some EXCEPTIONAL local crime reporting along, updates on court cases and news of longstanding cold cases.

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Kansas City neighborhood frustrated by celebratory gunfire on Fourth of July

Celebratory gunfire hit at least two Kansas City homes on July 4th. One community leader told KCTV5 that the holiday fireworks give people the perfect cover to illegally celebrate with gunshots.

Overland Park police seeking to identify person of interest in "Breach of Privacy" incident

The incident happened near Nieman and West 95th Street, Overland Park, KS on March, 25, 2024

Missouri counties say they lose money housing people headed to state prison

Missouri prisons can house offenders in county jails after they're convicted for a cost. But counties say they're spending more than what the state pays.

Johnson County jury finds man guilty in 2022 murder at Overland Park gas station

A Johnson County jury found a man guilty Wednesday in a July 2022 murder at an Overland Park gas station.

Child alleges sexual assault, abuse at Jackson County after-school program in lawsuit

A Jackson County father filed a lawsuit late last week alleging his then 7-year-old son was sexually assaulted by a leader at an unnamed after-school program in 2023.

'This is 1 drop in a bucket': 2 years after his death, mom recounts losing her 16-year-old son from fentanyl

In 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 76,226 people died from synthetic opioids. 16-year-old Carson Moppin of Oak Grove, Missouri, was one of the fatal deaths that year.

Johnson County, Missouri firefighters looking for arsonist in 4-year-old cold case

The historic Harmony Baptist Church north of the city burned to the ground after somebody set fire to it in July of 2020

Man arrested in arson investigation at Independence duplex

Cody Hagemeir, a 30-year-old man from Independence, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree arson and resisting arrest.

Olathe man charged with 1st-degree murder being held on $3 million bond

An Olathe man is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 72-year-old Nancy Thode on Sunday, June 30, 2024.

Olathe man pleads guilty to scheme to illegally export airplane parts to Russia

An Olathe man has pleaded guilty for his role of illegally exporting aviation-related technology to Russia after the country invaded Ukraine

Motorcyclist ejected onto hood of car during hit-and-run in Kansas City

A motorcyclist has serious injuries after they were ejected onto the hood of a car during a hit-and-run in Kansas City on Friday morning.

Lawrence woman set to serve time for boyfriend's fentanyl-related death

A Lawrence woman is set to spend time in prison after she pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the fentanyl-related death of her boyfriend.

Residents of small Missouri town angered over hot-car death of police dog

Residents of a small western Missouri town are saddened and angered after a police dog died in a hot car.

KC Unsolved: Family continues push to find missing teen Desirea Ferris seven years later

Desirea Ferris went missing on May 2, 2017, and her family continues to push for answers in her disappearance.

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