Children's Mercy Hospital joined with federal and local law enforcement Tuesday at Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas City, Mo., to promote a 90-day crackdown on people who point hand-held lasers at flying aircraft.
Children's Mercy displayed its “Just for Kids” helicopter as an example of the kind of aircraft that could be downed by a misplaced laser beam in a pilot's eyes.
Kansas City police helicopter pilot Cord Laws said he could recount five times when the police chopper has been lasered, including during one difficult landing on a helipad.
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 Federal Bureau of Investigations is our federal police force, “to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats and to enforce the criminal laws of the United States." However, in that mission the FBI has investigated its own citizens, even it's own presidents. Pulitzer prize winning author Tim Weiner discusses the complicated history of the FBI.
More than seven months after the puzzling disappearance of 10-month-old Lisa Irwin from her parents’ Kansas City home, her mother and father went on national television today purporting to have new evidence.
Thursday on Central Standard, we're searching for clues about the real lives of FBI agents and Private Investigators. We'll ask how much of their time is spent in a trench coat chasing dames vs. doing ordinary desk work.