Interim Kansas City Police Chief David Zimmerman said the Police Department is looking at ways to combat the surge of violent gun crimes in recent months. "We will be deploying some of our assets that are flexible and we are looking forward to getting that fully implemented, " Zimmerman said at a community meeting on June 5, 2017, at the Southeast Community Center in Kansas City. "Hopefully, it will have some impact on violent crime, especially in certain areas in the city. We are constantly looking at ways to try to retool what we are doing." Video by Tammy Ljungblad/The Star.
Chris Traber was driving on the 14 Freeway in Santa Clarita when he witnessed a dramatic road rage incident involving a motorcyclist and the driver of a sedan. He started recording as the incident escalated. Police are investigating.
Surveillance video shows a motorist using her car to chase a cyclist and ram him into a tree after an argument over her use of a cellphone while driving. The woman, Justine Henshaw-Bryan, 25, has been sentenced to three years in jail for causing serious injuries to the cyclist in London of last year.
In an effort to combat a spike in homicides, gun violence and street crime, Kansas City police have deployed additional officers in four small geographic areas of the city. Video by Glenn Riceemail@example.com
Zach Mitchell and Riley Duggar were fishing the Missouri River in Riverside on Wednesday when a man being chased by police drove his car into the edge of the water and jumped in, trying to make his escape. Authorities caught up with the man on the far side of the river downstream.
Tamara Scherer says she told investigators she never got a good look at the face of her attacker. Charges against Richard Jones have been dropped and he was released from prison after an independent investigation uncovered a lookalike who was more likely the assailant.
Tricia Bushnell, executive director of the Midwest Innocence Project in Kansas City, shows how suspects can be falsely identified through the process of mug shot identification and a better way to show witnesses suspect photos.
Beginning next month the Kansas City Police Department and other Missouri law enforcement agencies will lose funding for sobriety checkpoints; $19 million in federal funds will shift away from checkpoints to saturation patrols.
An iconic theater prop, a replica of the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car, owned by A TO Z Theatrical Supply and Service, Inc., 800 E. Meyer Blvd., in Kansas City was stolen Thursday, June 8, 2017, just after midnight from the parking lot outside the front doors. Surveillance video shows thieves driving out of the parking lot towing a trailer, which contained the handmade vehicle. In the past year, A to Z Theatrical, which has been in business in Kansas City since 1959, has experienced a rash of thefts including three vans, and now this trailer and car.
"This car has hundreds of hours of highly skilled artisans involved in creating this very unique piece," said James Hunter, chief operations officer. "It's priceless to us. It's unique and it cannot be easily replicated," Hunter said.