CRIME & SAFETY
Police: 17-year-old dies in work accident at KC-area landfill
KANSAS CITY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating an accident that took the life of a teen. Just after 10a.m. Thursday, officers and emergency crews responded to the Lee’s Summit Resource Recovery Park in the 2100 block of SE Hamblen Road on the report of an injured person, according to Lee's Summit Police.
Police ID woman who died after being shot on Kansas City highway
KANSAS CITY—Law enforcement authorities investigating a fatal shooting have identified the victim as 36-year-old Crystal Rayner, according to a statement from Kansas City Police. Just after 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, police responded to an injury crash on Interstate 670 and Broadway. They found a woman later identified as Rayner inside...
Indictment: Fugitive was in possession of 331 rounds of ammunition, 6 hand grenades and $9.7K in cash
TULSA, Okla. – A Kansas City man who was on the run has been indicted on several federal weapons charges. Jason Michael Essary, who also goes by the name “Richard Pilon”, was arrested during a traffic stop on the Will Rogers Turnpike on April 29. Troopers found...
Merriam police cruiser hit by vehicle while conducting highway traffic stop
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Merriam police cruiser was struck by another vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on I-35. A Merriam officer was conducting the stop about 2:30 Friday morning in the 7200 block of SB I-35. A second Merriam officer arrived on scene, and parked behind the...
Missouri teen charged with killing friend
Prosecutors charge Cooper Ashley, 18, of Lee's Summit, with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of 18-year-old Dakota Wrightsman.
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Man charged in connection with Shawnee Mission East student’s death
A Grandview man faces drug charges connected to the 2021 death of Shawnee Mission East High School student Olivia Piotrowski.
Motorcyclist suffers critical injuries on Interstate 435 in Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A motorcyclist was critically injured in a crash Wednesday evening in Kansas City. The crash happened around 6 p.m. on northbound Interstate 435 just before 63rd Street. The accident investigation unit was called to the scene to investigate. An initial investigation determined the motorcyclist was...
Man killed in motorcycle wreck on Ward Parkway in Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department says a motorcyclist has died after a crash Wednesday night. Investigators said a blue Suzuki GSXR 1000 was traveling south on Ward Parkway near Brush Creek just before 9 p.m. Wednesday when the driver lost control of the bike on a curve.
Kansas City 911 calls reach longest wait time in years
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - If you call 911 in Kansas City, Missouri, in a crisis, you will wait an average of a full minute for someone to answer. Hold times have been a consistent problem for Kansas City as it copes with high call volume and low staffing. Wait...
Missouri Highway Patrol: 2-year-old child drowns at Table Rock Lake
BRANSON, Mo. — A 2-year-old is dead after drowning at Table Rock Lake. She was taken to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, but died on Wednesday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the girl was not wearing a flotation device. The investigation hasn't determined how exactly she got...
Jury convicts Missouri man of trafficking 31 pounds of methamphetamine
A Missouri man traveling by bus from Los Angeles, Calif., has been convicted in a federal jury trial of possessing methamphetamine to distribute after more than 31 pounds of methamphetamine was found in his luggage at a Kansas City, Mo., bus station. Cregg L. Matthews, 56, of St. Louis, was...
Kansas man charged with killing sons in 2020 could face death penalty
A Leavenworth, Kansas man charged in the killing of his two sons appeared in court Wednesday. The state intends to pursue the death penalty.
Mother speaks out after her teenage son is fatally shot in KC
Former Aquinas teacher accused of recording child on secret camera sentenced. A former St. Thomas Aquinas High School choir director pleaded guilty to one count of sexual exploitation of a child and 25 counts of breach of privacy. On Wednesday he was sentenced to 68 months in prison. Kansas City...
Fan ‘devastated’ after more than $30k worth of Chiefs memorabilia stolen from home
Concerned Jackson County residents can find their property tax assessments online. - clipped version. Those concerned with their property tax assessments in Jackson County now have the option to search values and make appointments online. Kansas town considers future of local animal shelter. Updated: 14 hours ago. |. The city...
Prison transport turned into Chiefs party bus stolen in Kansas City
A Kansas City Chiefs party bus that has been missing since Monday still has not been recovered.
Highway 152 backed up after multi-vehicle crash
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Traffic on eastbound Missouri Highway 152 near Interstate 29 was brought down to one lane Wednesday after a multi-vehicle crash. Initial reports indicated there had been a shooting on the highway. The police later said a shooting never occurred and that it was only a two-vehicle crash.
Blue Springs man charged in deadly shooting near Kansas City gas station
Christopher Lockett of Blue Springs is now facing charges in a deadly shooting near the Paseo Fast Stop gas station in Kansas City.
Man pleads guilty to smuggling fentanyl on bus traveling through Kansas City
A California man pleaded guilty to smuggling more than 33,000 counterfeit pills containing fentanyl aboard a bus traveling through Kansas City.
MISSING IN KANSAS: Ma'Niya Ellis
There’s concern for a teenager missing for two weeks in northeast Kansas. Ma’Niya Ellis was reported missing on May 25, 2023, in Kansas City. She recently celebrated her 15th birthday on May 1. Advocates with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children say Ma’Niya may still be in Wyandotte County.
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