The city has announced that they expect to be able to reopen City Hall aound 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Until then, police officers will continue to search the building floor by floor to determine if a threat still exists.
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Multiple news organizations are reporting a bomb threat was called into Kansas City, Mo., City Hall Tuesday morning. KCTV5 reports the call was made to 911 at 8:04 a.m.
When John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, the Zapruder film provided investigators with key evidence of the shooting. Fifty years later, crime scene investigation has evolved into a complex science, and now, with smartphones, and other mobile devices, video footage of events is readily available to assist investigators in solving crimes.
The National Socialist Movement has scheduled a rally November 9 in Kansas City at the Jackson County Courthouse. The group calls itself a white civil rights organization, whereas watchdog organizations uniformly call it a hate group that is racist, anti-Semitic and dangerous.
Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center says that extremist groups have been growing since the start of the recession in 2008. He claims that in 2008 there were 149 extremist groups, whereas as currently there are over 1000.
Discovery of a fake radiator packed with $9 million worth of methamphetamine along Interstate 29 has led to a guilty plea from the man alleged to be a major distributor of the drug in the Kansas City area.
U.S. District Judge Brian Wimes ordered Porfirio Almeida-Perez and 31 co-defendants to pay a $9 million judgment.
It represents proceeds from 272 kilos of meth, based on a modest street price of $16,000 a pound.
Civility was the order of the evening in Maryville, Mo., Tuesday evening at an organized event in support of alleged rape victim, Daisy Coleman. Some in the town had feared an invasion of outsiders protesting the handling of the case.
Highway troopers and police seemed to be on every corner of downtown Maryville, but they had little to do.
Jean Peters Baker, the Jackson County prosecutor, was named Monday to launch a second investigation into a controversial rape case in Maryville, Mo.
Baker, a Democrat and former state legislator from Kansas City, Mo., was chosen for the high-profile job after online outrage focused on the case of Daisy Coleman, a then-14-year-old Maryville girl who says she was raped by a 17-year-old boy in January 2012.
A Missouri prosecutor who dropped charges in an alleged sexual assault case involving a 14-year-old girl in Maryville, Mo. says he's asking a court to appoint a special prosecutor to look at the case.
Nodaway County prosecutor Robert Rice said in light of the attention the case has generated this week he was asking for a special prosecutor in order to uphold the public confidence in the justice system. But he also continued to insist that the charges were dropped because the Coleman family stopped cooperating and chose not to be deposed.
Crime, every community suffers from some kind of it—whether it’s shoplifting a candy bar, defrauding a bank or dealing drugs as a member of a gang.
Kansas City is no stranger to violent crime, in fact Kansas City as of 2011 ranked as the 18th most violent city in the United States, according to FBI statistics. But the science of crime fighting is always changing.
A Missouri county prosecutor under fire for dropping charges in a controversial rape case is blaming the failure on the victims’ refusal to testify, contradicting an earlier statement.
Nodaway County prosecutor Robert Rice issued a press release Tuesday, defending his actions on insufficient evidence because “the state's witnesses refused to cooperate and invoked their Fifth Amendment privilege to not testify.”
Online outrage is focusing on a central Missouri town and its top law enforcement officers after news of the alleged rape of two teenage girls garnered national attention.
As first reported by KCUR, a 17-year-old football player, Matthew Barnett, was charged with raping Daisy Coleman, 14, after a drunken night at the Barnett home in January 2012. Another boy, Jordan Zech, then 17, was also charged in the case, accused of videotaping Barnett and Coleman on his iPhone.
The former office manager for an animal disease research lab at Kansas State University faces a maximum of 10 years in jail and $750,000 in fines if convicted of embezzling federal funds.
Linda Kay Miller, 51, of Alma, Kan. has been indicted on charges of signing federal grant monies over to her own bank account. The funds were to go for research at the Biosecurity Research Center in Pat Roberts Hall at K-State.
U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Miller allegedly made herself the payee of checks totaling about $13,000.
Businesses in Kansas City are targets of a fraud game that keeps credit card purchases from going through while the merchant thinks they have.
Police says the scam involves using aluminum foil to cover the satellite dish used to transmit credit card transactions.
Fraud squad Sergeant Rob Rickett said the foil fools the computer system into thinking transactions are being recorded. He says the people wrapping the satellites in foil may only be part of the problem.
Crime rates have been dropping from downtown Kansas City south to Brush Creek, but a rise in auto theft has been bothering police.
There have been three fewer homicides in 2013, as compared to last year at this time, and a 10 percent reduction in violent assaults. This is good news to Major Shawn Wadle, but his Central Patrol Division can’t escape a trend of a 17 percent rise in auto thefts in the last two months.
The commander of Kansas City’s No Violence Alliance says university researchers have identified what he called a “social network of violence” and it’s starting to collect criminals or convince some of need to change. The murder rate is still expected to rise this year.
Private Bradley Manning, who was convicted of one of the largest security breaches in U.S. history, has been moved to the Army’s maximum security prison at Fort Leavenworth. But, Manning wants to serve the time as a woman.
Manning has issued a statement, saying he'd like to be called Chelsea, and start hormone therapy, because he identifies as a female. Jeff Wingo, a spokesman at Fort Leavenworth, says there’s only so much the Army can do.
A Saudi national held for nearly a year on a Warrensburg, Mo. murder charge has been freed as a prosecutor asked a judge to drop the case for lack of evidence. There is still mystery around the murder.
Even Ziyad Abid’s lawyer said he is ethically barred from revealing what he knows of things that changed in the case. The 24 year old Abid was accused of paying to have a bar owner killed.
Abid denied it.
Another man, Reginald Singletary Jr. awaits trial for the killing last year. Singletary was Abid’s accuser.
Public transit is often touted as a better alternative to personal vehicles, but safety concerns have recently plagued the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority buses, after a stabbing and a shooting left a bus driver and passengers seriously injured.
In the second part of Wednesday's Up to Date, we talked with Cynthia Baker, KCATA's director of marketing, about the recent incidents and what the transit authority plans to do to keep buses safe.