KCUR Cops & Crime
Platte County Boutique Drug Death Sparks Call For...01/15/14
The Platte County Sheriff, Prosecutor and Social Service Agencies hope a change in Missouri law will give teeth to fighting potentially deadly...
Going Public in the Maryville Rape Case To Spur Action
On a quiet Sunday morning last fall, Paige Parkhurst remembers being awakened by her mother, who was crying. A newspaper story about the night two years...
Metro Drivers In Kansas Claim Legal Exceptions To Texting...
Police and highway patrol on the Kansas side of metro Kansas City are finding it hard to enforce laws against texting while driving. Loopholes allow it...
Bomb Hoax Shuts Down City Hall, Airport Hearing
A public hearing on future terminal plans at KCI Airport was among the city business interrupted Tuesday by a bomb threat that shut down City Hall for...
How Smartphone Videos Aid Investigators
When John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, the Zapruder film provided investigators with key evidence of the shooting. Fifty years later, crime...
Groups Organize Counter-Protest In Response To Neo-Nazi...
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
Daisy Coleman Supporters Hold Peaceful Rally In Maryville
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
Technology And The Science Of Fighting Crime
Crime, every community suffers from some kind of itwhether its shoplifting a candy bar, defrauding a bank or dealing drugs as a member of a gang. Kansas
Maryville Rape Prosecutor Contradicts Earlier Statement
A Missouri county prosecutor under fire for dropping charges in a controversial rape case is blaming the failure on the victims refusal to testify,
Charge In Overland Park House Attack
Enough people were willing to talk about a gun assault on an Overland Park, Kansas house, investigators have arrested a man and charges are leveled. Local
Lab Tests May Identify Drug That Killed Northland Teen
Its becoming more clear why investigators havent publicly identified the drug that killed a Park Hill High School Student October 4. Ethan Rickman, who was
Al-Qaida Fund Donor Is Sentenced In Kansas City
A Kansas City man who sympathized with Al-Qaida enough to send financial support has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison. Stockily built in an
Overland Park Police At Loss To Define Shooting Violence
Overland Park, Kansas Police say they can make no connection between last nights gun assault on a house in the ten thousand block of Kessler and other
Catholic Priest And Pastor Sentenced To 50 Years For Child...
Shawn Ratigan, a 47-year-old Catholic priest convicted of making child pornography, was sentenced to 50 years by a Kansas City federal judge Thursday
Prison For Three In Hereford House Arson
Three Kansas City men convicted in the 2008 arson-destruction of the popular Hereford House restaurant have 14 days to appeal their sentences. The terms
Less Violent Crime, More Auto Theft In Kansas City Center...
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
Inner Workings of KC NOVA Are Defined For City Leaders
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
Behind The Mystique Of Charles Manson
One of the most notorious criminals in American history, Charles Manson and members of his mostly female commune killed nine people, including pregnant
Smoke Tax Indictments Will Stoke Federal Coffers
What began as a suspicion of illegal sale of cigarettes in the Kansas City area spread as far as outstate New York and has turned into a bonanza of cash
Sexual Assault, Rape Culture And The Missouri State Law
The Maryville rape case leaves us with a lot of questions – the main one being: why was the case dropped? And, perhaps more importantly, why do similar
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