Police investigators are at this hour on the scene of a shooting in the 9400 block of Lamar in Overland Park, Kan. The victim’s family and friends are holding vigil across the street as homicide detectives gather evidence from the driveway, lawn, and split level home.
When officers arrived at the house about 3:30 Sunday afternoon, they found a man identified as 33-year-old Raymon Thomas dead in the driveway from multiple gunshot wounds.
1 a.m. — Daisy Coleman, 14, and a 13-year-old girlfriend sneak out of the Coleman’s home after texting with Matthew Barnett, 17. They go through a basement window at the Barnett home and begin drinking out of what is referred to as the “bitch cup.” Including Barnett, present were Nick Groumoutis, Cole Forney, Jordan Zech and a minor boy.
The first thing Daisy Coleman remembers is her surprise that she was still alive.
“I was just like, I thought I was dead at first,” she said.
An incoherent Coleman, then 14, crawled to the front door of her family’s home in Maryville, Mo. It was a Sunday morning, Jan. 8, 2012, 5 a.m. Her younger brother, Tristin, and mother, Melinda, heard a thumping and at first thought it was their dogs trying to come in.
Kansas City's Police Chief says he wants to expand a gunfire detection program to four other regions of the city following positive data from the first area.
Police Chief Daryl Forte has run the Shot Spot program for eight months and says it has reduced aggravated assaults 24.6% in the 3.5 square mile area. Forte has never clearly defined the district for what he says are intelligence reasons.
Forte has asked Congressman Emanuel Cleaver to take the case to federal agencies to ask for funding beyond the $720,000 to set up and maintain the 5 year program.
Parts of Kansas City, within the city limits, have the look and feel of rural America. But there is still no license to do what seems natural on Independence Day.
Fireworks are as much a part of the Fourth of July as flag waving and patriotic music. Fireworks are illegal in many parts of the Kansas City region. Kansas City, Missouri Police have the power to write citations and confiscate. Even possession of fireworks is illegal in Kansas City.
Kansas City Police are revealing little about a series of shootings late Monday night that involved firing from car-to-car and two homicides. There is an open question whether gang violence is at the heart of it.
Two women are among the wounded from sprays of gunfire outside an apartment complex in the 1700 block of Kansas on the city’s near East side. They were able to drive to the parking lot of a McDonald’s Restaurant just south of I-70 and Prospect where police found them and called for medical aid.
The FBI alleges that a Kansas City man was involved in a fledgling plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange. The case came up as an example of effective the government surveillance programs have been at foiling some 50 terrorist plots.
The Missouri Highway Patrol is warning boaters that if they’re not responsible on the water, they might be making waves in the criminal justice system.
The patrol is joining a national program called “Operation Dry Water.” Marine law enforcement officers from across the country work together to hold special patrols during the last week in June to look out for boaters impaired by alcohol.
Any boat operators found to have a blood alcohol content of .08% or higher will be arrested, according to a release from the patrol.
The United States Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police must obtain a search warrant to draw blood in routine drunk driving arrests.
The case stems from a 2010 drunk driving arrest in Cape Girardeau. At question is whether a Missouri Highway Patrol Officer violated Tyler McNeely’s protection from unreasonable search and seizure when he drew McNeely’s blood with neither a warrant nor his permission.
The explosions happened in quick succession four hours after the beginning of the race, the world's oldest and one of the most prestigious road races in the world. At that point, the majority of 27,000 runners had crossed the finish line. Thousands, however, were still out on the course.
A disbarred lawyer has pleaded guilty in Kansas City federal court to stealing from a fund for two murdered children.
The investigation tracked back 5 years.
The former lawyer, disbarred in 2009, admitted to a U.S. District Judge he stole from a fund he set up to build a memorial to Lindsey and Sam Porter, two Independence children killed by their father during a custody battle in 2004.
The fund was to build a playground in the children’s names.
When the theft was discovered, Kent Desselle returned the missing $12 thousand.
A federal grand jury has indicted three Kansas men on charges that they operated a global sales and supply network for synthetic marijuana.
Bradley Miller of Wichita, his brother, Clark Sloan of Tonganoxie, and Sloan’s son Jonathan Sloan of Lawrence face charges of mail fraud, conspiracy, distribution of a misbranded drug, smuggling, and conspiracy to launder money from the operation. They’re accused of manufacturing and distributing a marijuana substitute called K2 through businesses named Bouncing Bear Botanicals and Persephone’s Journey.
Emergency workers reportedly began searching the Missouri River late Thursday morning after two or possibly three people were seen jumping from the Bond Bridge.
Update 1:32 p.m. KCUR's Dan Verbeck reports that the abandoned pickup found on the bridge has been towed. Rescue boats have been removed from the scene, and no rescue was performed. The focus for now will turn to identifying the truck's owners.