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Recent Articles
  • Man, 24, dead in shooting in 2700 block of Linwood Blvd., suspect turns himself in

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are investigating the events that led to a shooting death Sunday afternoon. Authorities were called to an apartment building in the 2700 block of Linwood Boulevard at 2:45 pm to investigate a reported shooting.  When officers arrived they found a male victim, described as in his early 20s, shot inside an apartment. The victim was taken to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries.  On Monday, he was identified as William Verner, 24. […]

  • Car crash damages KC Public Library

    Kansas City, Mo. — Clean up begins and police are looking for a driver that crashed into a truck and then crashed into the Lucile Bluford branch of the Kansas City Public Library.  The driver of the truck says that the car ran a red light and hit his truck, then the car spun into the building.  The damage was limited to an exterior wall of the library. The driver of the car left the scene before police were able […]

  • 23-year-old man killed in first homicide of the year

    Kansas City, Mo. — Kansas City police are investigating the first homicide of 2016.  Police were called to the 5100 block of E. 112th Terr. about 2:45 this morning on reports of a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene they found two victims with gunshot wounds.  One of the victims died at the scene and the other victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition. There isn’t any description of a suspect at this time, but police have […]

  • Brother of Overland Park man killed in accidental shooting asks people not to blame friends

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Overland Park Police are investigating a shooting that happened late Friday evening in the 8900 block of Reeder.  Police received a 911 call about 11:45 p.m. Friday night reporting a shooting.  When officers arrived they found one victim that had died from a gunshot wound. Initial investigation points to the shooting being an accident.  Detectives continue to talk with people who were at the scene as the investigation continues. FOX 4 learned on Monday that the […]

  • Police investigate a double homicide in Kansas City, KS

    Kansas City, Ks. — Kansas City Kansas police were called to 1340 N. 4th Street a little after 1 PM today to investigate a drive by shooting.  When officers arrived they found two victims, in their 20’s, outside the building with multiple gunshot wounds.  No suspect or vehicle description is available at this time.  Officers continue to talk with people at the scene who may have information about the crime.  Anyone with information can call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

  • KCMO shooting results in death of 32-year-old man

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri Police are investigating a homicide at 41st and Prospect on Saturday. Officers were dispatched to the area about 11:30 a.m. on a reported shooting. When officers arrived they found 32-year-old Kevin L. Durham, in a vehicle. Durham died a short time later. Witnesses at the scene told police that Durham and the suspect began arguing when the suspect shot Durham. There is no suspect description at this time. Police are asking anyone with information to […]

  • Shots fired, but no injuries reported, as manhunt for suspect ends in Ray County

    RAY COUNTY, Mo. — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Anthony Ray Stevenson was apprehended shortly after 2 p.m. on Saturday following a search for him that began in the morning. Sergeant Collin Stosberg tells FOX 4 that Stevenson was found in a culvert in an area they had been searching, using a camera to locate him. Sgt. Stosberg says that Stevenson fired shots towards troopers, who returned fire, but nobody was injured and Stevenson was taken into custody. Stevenson was wanted by […]

  • Shawnee Police cancel Silver Alert, man found safe

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — Shawnee Police say a Johnson County man who was reported missing on over the weekend has been found. On Sunday around 1:30 p.m. police said Bill R. Oxley, 65, was located out of state and was safe. Police initially reported that Oxley had last been see at 10:30 a.m. on Friday September 11, 2015 at a gas station located at 55th and K-7 Highway.  They said Oxley had put gas in his car at the gas station, but his cell phone, […]

  • Missouri woman faces charges after children found alone in cave

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two children were found Thursday in a cave living inside of a 10 foot by eight foot crate. Deputies found the children while serving a search warrant in a stolen car parts investigation. According to court documents the mother, Brittany Mugrauer, left the four and six-year-old alone to seek medical treatment for her boyfriend who had smashed his finger. The six-year-old child was dressed in a t-shirt and nylon pants and barefoot.  The four-year-old was wearing […]

  • Five-year-old child shot and killed in KC, family friend says he was supposed to start school next week

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A five-year-old boy was shot and killed Saturday morning in the 400 block of North Elmwood. Police were called about 7:00 a.m. to investigate a shooting.  When they arrived on the scene the child was found in his mother’s arms outside of the house. “Only thing she was saying was my baby…over and over and over again,” Monique Smith, a family friend, said. Smith says the boy had been shot in the head. “I saw what I […]

  • Taxi driver killed in Kansas City, MO

    Kansas City, MO — Kansas City Police were called to investigate a shooting  at 18th and Highland.  When officers arrived they found a taxi driver in the street .  He was pronounced dead a short time later.  Witnesses claim there was a disturbance and the victim was shot.  There is no suspect information or motive in the shooting at this time.   Anyone with information is urged to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

  • Saturday morning storm damage

    Butler, Mo. — City officials are investigating what may have caused a building collapse on the square in Butler, MO.  No was injured early Saturday morning when storms rolled through the area.  Emergency crews were called to the area just before 8 am to investigate reports of a lightning strike.  When crews arrived they found the collapse.  Surveillance video that recorded the collapse shows that there was no lightning strike.  The building was the former location of a restaurant that […]

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