CRIME & SAFETY
Man charged with murder in botched drug deal at Wendy's in Platte County
A man is accused of shooting and killing another man and his brother during a botched drug deal at Wendy's in Platte County last month.
Two Killed In Crash At Benton Curve On I-70 In Kansas City, Road Reopens
Wagswoofs – Interstate 70 in Kansas City, Missouri has reopened following a tragic crash on Monday afternoon that claimed the lives of two individuals. Emergency responders from the Kansas City Fire Department arrived at the scene of the crash shortly before 2:30 p.m. The accident occurred on westbound I-70, specifically at the Benton Boulevard curve.
2nd teen charged in arrest fight with police at Kan. shopping mall
JOHNSON COUNTY —A second suspect accused in the Nov. 12, shooting incident at the Oak Park Mall in Overland Park has been charges. According to the Johnson County Attorney's office, 17-year-old Axel Jose Monroy is charged with battery against a law enforcement officer and theft. He is due to make a first appearance in the case December. 13.`
Excelsior Springs man sentenced to 7 years in prison for manslaughter
Ryan A. Gillispie, 39, of Excelsior Springs, has been sentenced to 7 years in prison in connection with a Independence shooting in 2021.
Clay County 18-year-old missing for over a week: sheriff’s office
The Clay County Sheriff's Office is searching for Andrew Mullin, a missing 18-year-old who hasn't been seen in over a week.
Thieves charge $58K on victims’ credit cards, police say
Police in a Kansas City suburb are looking for thieves believed to have charged more than $58,000 from the victims’ credit cards.
Kansas City Man Accused In Shawnee Hit-and-run Crash That Left Child In Critical Condition
Wagswoofs – A 9-year-old child is in critical condition after a hit-and-run crash in Shawnee, Kansas. The authorities have charged a man from Kansas City, Kansas with multiple offenses in connection to the incident. Matthew Alexander Jacobo, a 25-year-old individual, has been charged by the Johnson County District Attorney’s...
KCPD Locates 15-year-old Boy Who Was Reported Missing
Wagswoofs – UPDATE: Good news! Phillip Harrison has been located and is safe, as confirmed by the Kansas City Police Department (KCPD). The Kansas City Police Department has issued a missing person alert for a 15-year-old boy in Kansas City, Missouri. Phillip Harrison was last seen at 5:15 a.m....
Family want answers after young mother killed in KCK hit-and-run
The loss of a 33-year-old mother of three is hitting one metro family hard.
Kansas City saw catalytic converter thefts drop significantly this year — here's why
Holiday cheer rarely, if ever, comes in the form of catalytic converter news. But 2023 is different. Catalytic converter thefts are down. In fact, thefts dropped more than 70% in Kansas City, Missouri, from last year. Kansas City police attribute the drop to a combination of things. "More awareness from...
Platte County sheriff won’t run for reelection in 2024
Platte County, Missouri, Sheriff Mark Owen announced he will not run for reelection in 2024 and will instead retire after his third term.
Speeding driver dies after ejected in 2-vehicle I-70 crash
KANSAS CITY—One person died in an accident just after 7a.m. Sunday in the Kansas City-area. A Volkswagen Jetta was eastbound on Interstate 70 at Manchester at a very high rate of speed, according to Police Captain Corey Carlisle. The Volkswagen struck the left rear end of a Jeep Laredo....
New effort to honor Grayson O'Connor, 5-year-old boy who fell from Kansas City apartment
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A mother of two young daughters is hoping to turn tragedy into triumph. Victoria Shaw has been touched and motivated by the death of Grayson O’Connor, 5. The boy’s body was found in an alley behind his apartment complex after detectives say he fell...
Kansas City man dies after struck by car
BATES COUNTY —One person died in an accident just after 3a.m. Tuesday in Bates County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2019 Chevy Malibu driven by Brian N. Moss, 30, Nevada, was northbound on Interstate 49 just west of Route F. The car struck a pedestrian in the...
Police ID Kan. man firing rifle out of 2nd story apartment window
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred early Monday morning at an apartment complex in Kansas City, Kansas. Just before 3a.m. Monday, a citizen called 911 to report that someone was shooting outside in the parking lot of an...
Social Media's Dark Side: The Platte City Shooting and the Rise of Online Drug Dangers
A recent tragedy unfolded in Platte City, Missouri, casting a somber light on the dangers of illicit drug transactions facilitated by social media. On the evening of November 15, two brothers became victims of a shooting during a supposed marijuana purchase, organized via Snapchat, in the parking lot of a local Wendy's. The younger brother, 18-year-old Kareem Z. Hassan, was fatally wounded, while the other remains in critical condition. The suspect, 22-year-old Terrion Gully-Henry, faces serious charges, including second-degree murder, highlighting the severe legal consequences of drug-related crimes.
Teenager Charged in Connection with Oak Park Mall Shooting Incident
• A 17-year-old has been charged in connection with a shooting at Oak Park Mall in Kansas. • The shooting occurred after a suspected shoplifter grabbed an undercover officer's gun and fired a shot.
KHP searches for driver who crashed vehicle in Kansas City and ran
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (WIBW) - Law enforcement officials are in search of the driver who crashed a vehicle on a Kansas City interstate and ran away. The Kansas Highway Patrol Crash Log indicates that around 9:20 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, emergency crews were called to the area of mile marker 418.5 on westbound I-70 in Wyandotte Co. with reports of a hit-and-run collision.
Driver seriously injured after SUV collides with both I-70 barrier walls in KC
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (WIBW) - One man was seriously injured after his SUV spun across a Kansas City interstate twice after it bounced off both barrier walls. The Kansas Highway Patrol Crash Log indicates that around 6:50 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, emergency crews were called to the area of westbound I-70 near the Washington Blvd. exit with reports of a single-vehicle crash.
Teen charged following armed robbery of woman in Lenexa
Lenexa police says officers responded to the armed robbery around 6:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, in the area of 96 Terrace and Monrovia.