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  • Missouri man charged with felony after alleged racial slur

    Missouri man charged with felony after alleged racial slur

    Thursday, January 29 2015 11:44 PM EST2015-01-30 04:44:07 GMT
    A 65-year-old Maryville man is charged with felony assault after he allegedly confronted a black server as she served him breakfast. The man is accused of assaulting her and using racially insensitive language.More >
    A 65-year-old Maryville man is charged with felony assault after he allegedly confronted a black server as she served him breakfast. The man is accused of assaulting her and using racially insensitive language. More >
  • Surveillance video captures smash and grab at Independence home

    Surveillance video captures smash and grab at Independence home

    Thursday, May 25 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-05-26 03:19:33 GMT
    Brian Graham faces burglary and theft charges, while David Sherrill is charged with burglary and receiving stolen property. (Submitted)Brian Graham faces burglary and theft charges, while David Sherrill is charged with burglary and receiving stolen property. (Submitted)

    Thieves smashed their way inside an Independence man's home as his crystal-clear surveillance cameras rolled.  

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    Thieves smashed their way inside an Independence man's home as his crystal-clear surveillance cameras rolled.  

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  • Teachers name 7th grader ‘most likely to become a terrorist’

    Teachers name 7th grader ‘most likely to become a terrorist’

    Friday, May 26 2017 10:18 AM EDT2017-05-26 14:18:53 GMT
    (Source: Click2Houston via CNN)(Source: Click2Houston via CNN)

    A group of teachers are being disciplined after they thought it would be funny to name a student “most likely to become a terrorist.”

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    A group of teachers are being disciplined after they thought it would be funny to name a student “most likely to become a terrorist.”

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  • 2 shooting victims found in vehicle near 104th, Holmes

    2 shooting victims found in vehicle near 104th, Holmes

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:14 PM EDT2017-05-25 22:14:44 GMT
    Chopper 5 video of the crime scene. (KCTV5)Chopper 5 video of the crime scene. (KCTV5)

    Police are investigating a double-shooting at 104th Street and Holmes.  One person is fighting for their life, while the second victim suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.  This is the third double-shooting in Kansas City in the past 24 hours.  This is a developing story. Stay tuned to KCTV5 News for more. 

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    Police are investigating a double-shooting at 104th Street and Holmes.  One person is fighting for their life, while the second victim suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.  This is the third double-shooting in Kansas City in the past 24 hours.  This is a developing story. Stay tuned to KCTV5 News for more. 

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  • Schlitterbahn opens 2017 season as Verruckt still stands

    Schlitterbahn opens 2017 season as Verruckt still stands

    Friday, May 26 2017 9:10 AM EDT2017-05-26 13:10:37 GMT
    Verruckt was the world’s largest waterslide when it opened in 2014 and can be seen from anywhere inside the park. (KCTV5 File Photo)Verruckt was the world’s largest waterslide when it opened in 2014 and can be seen from anywhere inside the park. (KCTV5 File Photo)

    On Friday, thousands of people will return to a major metro water park. But as the park opens, the scene of a tragedy continues to tower in the skyline. Verruckt, the waterslide that took the life of a 10-year-old boy is still standing.

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    On Friday, thousands of people will return to a major metro water park. But as the park opens, the scene of a tragedy continues to tower in the skyline. Verruckt, the waterslide that took the life of a 10-year-old boy is still standing.

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  • Former Kansas City, KS community activist convicted of causing deadly crash

    Former Kansas City, KS community activist convicted of causing deadly crash

    Thursday, May 25 2017 4:28 PM EDT2017-05-25 20:28:48 GMT

    A woman accused of driving into a group of teens, killing one of them, has been found guilty on all counts.

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    A woman accused of driving into a group of teens, killing one of them, has been found guilty on all counts.

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  • Armed man shot by Independence police officer

    Armed man shot by Independence police officer

    Friday, May 26 2017 8:35 AM EDT2017-05-26 12:35:46 GMT
    The department says they were called about an armed suspect in the area. (KCTV5)The department says they were called about an armed suspect in the area. (KCTV5)

    An armed man was wounded Thursday evening by an Independence police officer. 

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    An armed man was wounded Thursday evening by an Independence police officer. 

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  • FedEx driver caught on film stealing teen's $60

    FedEx driver caught on film stealing teen's $60

    Friday, May 26 2017 7:15 AM EDT2017-05-26 11:15:16 GMT
    In the video, you can see him looking under the mat and putting something in his pocket. It was $60 left for 17-year-old Michaela by her mom. (Submitted)In the video, you can see him looking under the mat and putting something in his pocket. It was $60 left for 17-year-old Michaela by her mom. (Submitted)

    You've heard time and again about people stealing packages from a porch, but getting ripped off by the person delivering the package? That what happened to an Independence family - who caught it on camera - all the way up to confronting the driver to get it back. None of your neighbors would bat an eye when a Fed Ex driver comes to your porch to deliver a package - and the family felt like this driver used that position to steal money they left under their doormat for their dau...

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    You've heard time and again about people stealing packages from a porch, but getting ripped off by the person delivering the package? That what happened to an Independence family - who caught it on camera - all the way up to confronting the driver to get it back. None of your neighbors would bat an eye when a Fed Ex driver comes to your porch to deliver a package - and the family felt like this driver used that position to steal money they left under their doormat for their dau...

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  • Shooting victim suffers serious injuries on Kansas City's east side

    Shooting victim suffers serious injuries on Kansas City's east side

    Thursday, May 25 2017 11:05 PM EDT2017-05-26 03:05:32 GMT
    File photo. (KCTV5)File photo. (KCTV5)
    A shooting on Kansas City's east side has left one with serious injuries.  Police say a shooting victim showed up at a local hospital around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday evening.  Investigators determined the shooting happened at 44th and Flora Avenue.  It's the eighth shooting victim reported in Kansas City over the past 24 hours.  More >
    A shooting on Kansas City's east side has left one with serious injuries.  Police say a shooting victim showed up at a local hospital around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday evening.  Investigators determined the shooting happened at 44th and Flora Avenue.  It's the eighth shooting victim reported in Kansas City over the past 24 hours.  More >
  • Second company comes forward with Kansas City airport plans

    Second company comes forward with Kansas City airport plans

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:40 PM EDT2017-05-25 22:40:55 GMT
    A second company has come forward with plans to build a new single terminal airport in Kansas City. (KCTV5)A second company has come forward with plans to build a new single terminal airport in Kansas City. (KCTV5)
    A second company has come forward with plans to build a new single terminal airport in Kansas City. Council members and the mayor received an email Thursday from the company AECOM.  The company sent an email to city leaders asking to meet and discuss financing options. The email says they want to join the competitive process to develop a single terminal airport at KCI. AECOM says they have an aviation portfolio that includes JFK, LAX, and Atlanta airports.  How...More >
    A second company has come forward with plans to build a new single terminal airport in Kansas City. Council members and the mayor received an email Thursday from the company AECOM.  The company sent an email to city leaders asking to meet and discuss financing options. The email says they want to join the competitive process to develop a single terminal airport at KCI. AECOM says they have an aviation portfolio that includes JFK, LAX, and Atlanta airports.  How...More >
  • Blue Springs assistant prosecutor faces misdemeanor charges in deadly wreck

    Blue Springs assistant prosecutor faces misdemeanor charges in deadly wreck

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 8:29 PM EDT2017-05-25 00:29:09 GMT
    A Blue Springs man faces only misdemeanor charges for a crash that killed a mother.  That man also is the assistant prosecutor in the City of Blue Springs.  Adrienne Afrisio was pulled over on a very busy stretch of roadway and was waiting for a tow truck driver to wrap up the job after her car had broken down. Investigators say there's no evidence the man who they say caused that fatal crash was doing anything *criminal.  He wasn't speeding, he wasn't drunk and he ...More >
    A Blue Springs man faces only misdemeanor charges for a crash that killed a mother.  That man also is the assistant prosecutor in the City of Blue Springs.  Adrienne Afrisio was pulled over on a very busy stretch of roadway and was waiting for a tow truck driver to wrap up the job after her car had broken down. Investigators say there's no evidence the man who they say caused that fatal crash was doing anything *criminal.  He wasn't speeding, he wasn't drunk and he ...More >
  • Toddler hit in head by brick thrown through car window

    Toddler hit in head by brick thrown through car window

    (Source: WXYZ via CNN)(Source: WXYZ via CNN)

    A 2-year-old girl sustained two skull fractures after being hit in the head by a brick that someone threw through a car window.

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    A 2-year-old girl sustained two skull fractures after being hit in the head by a brick that someone threw through a car window.

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  • Student accused of hacking professor's computer to change grade from F to B

    Student accused of hacking professor's computer to change grade from F to B

    Friday, May 26 2017 8:33 AM EDT2017-05-26 12:33:58 GMT
    Sami Ammar, 22, is accused of hacking into a Florida university's grading system to change his failing grade. (Source:  UCF Police, WKMG via CNN)Sami Ammar, 22, is accused of hacking into a Florida university's grading system to change his failing grade. (Source: UCF Police, WKMG via CNN)

    A 22-year-old student is accused of sneaking into a building and illegally logging into a Florida university's grading system to change his failing grade to a B.

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    A 22-year-old student is accused of sneaking into a building and illegally logging into a Florida university's grading system to change his failing grade to a B.

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  • Platte County prosecutors to seek death penalty in quadruple homicide

    Platte County prosecutors to seek death penalty in quadruple homicide

    Friday, May 26 2017 12:50 PM EDT2017-05-26 16:50:29 GMT
    Platte County Prosecutors filed a notice of hearing on aggravating circumstances to seek the death penalty on Wednesday. (Platte County Sheriff's Office)Platte County Prosecutors filed a notice of hearing on aggravating circumstances to seek the death penalty on Wednesday. (Platte County Sheriff's Office)

    Court records say prosecutors will seek the death penalty if a northwest Missouri man is convicted of killing four members of his family.

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    Court records say prosecutors will seek the death penalty if a northwest Missouri man is convicted of killing four members of his family.

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  • Family escapes Waldo house fire

    Family escapes Waldo house fire

    Friday, May 26 2017 10:59 AM EDT2017-05-26 14:59:39 GMT
    The family says they smelled smoke and saw the smoke coming out of air vents and light fixtures. (KCTV5)The family says they smelled smoke and saw the smoke coming out of air vents and light fixtures. (KCTV5)

    A family and their pets escaped a house fire at a Waldo home Friday morning. The fire started before 5:30 a.m. at a home in the 7900 block of Campbell Street.

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    A family and their pets escaped a house fire at a Waldo home Friday morning. The fire started before 5:30 a.m. at a home in the 7900 block of Campbell Street.

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  • Gunmen attack Christians in Egypt, killing at least 26

    Gunmen attack Christians in Egypt, killing at least 26

    Friday, May 26 2017 8:15 AM EDT2017-05-26 12:15:33 GMT
    In this Sunday, May 22, 2016 file photo, A Coptic Christian grieves during prayers for the departed. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File Photo)In this Sunday, May 22, 2016 file photo, A Coptic Christian grieves during prayers for the departed. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File Photo)

    Masked gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians south of the Egyptian capital on Friday, killing at least 26 people, including children, and wounding 25, officials said.

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    Masked gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians south of the Egyptian capital on Friday, killing at least 26 people, including children, and wounding 25, officials said.

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  • Former Claycomo firefighter indicted for felony statutory rape, sodomy

    Former Claycomo firefighter indicted for felony statutory rape, sodomy

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 9:55 PM EDT2017-05-25 01:55:51 GMT
    According to court records, Scott Pelc, who was 24 at the time, is accused of bringing a 15-year-old girl to the Claycomo fire station where he worked on US 69 Highway last June.According to court records, Scott Pelc, who was 24 at the time, is accused of bringing a 15-year-old girl to the Claycomo fire station where he worked on US 69 Highway last June.
    New information Wednesday about charges filed against a former Claycomo firefighter and medic who is accused of having sex with a teenage girl inside a fire station. KCTV5 has learned a grand jury indicted the first responder for felony statutory rape and sodomy.  According to court records, Scott Pelc, who was 24 at the time, is accused of bringing a 15-year-old girl to the Claycomo fire station where he worked on US 69 Highway last June. A grand jury indicted him this month....More >
    New information Wednesday about charges filed against a former Claycomo firefighter and medic who is accused of having sex with a teenage girl inside a fire station. KCTV5 has learned a grand jury indicted the first responder for felony statutory rape and sodomy.  According to court records, Scott Pelc, who was 24 at the time, is accused of bringing a 15-year-old girl to the Claycomo fire station where he worked on US 69 Highway last June. A grand jury indicted him this month....More >
  • Gianforte apologizes to reporter after winning US House race

    Gianforte apologizes to reporter after winning US House race

    (Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP, File)(Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP, File)

    Republican multimillionaire Greg Gianforte won Montana's only U.S. House seat on Thursday despite being charged a day earlier with assault after witnesses said he grabbed a reporter by the neck and threw him to the ground.

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    Republican multimillionaire Greg Gianforte won Montana's only U.S. House seat on Thursday despite being charged a day earlier with assault after witnesses said he grabbed a reporter by the neck and threw him to the ground.

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  • Thought of multi-county, 6-lane highway causes disturbance for residents

    Thought of multi-county, 6-lane highway causes disturbance for residents

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:06 PM EDT2017-05-25 22:06:12 GMT

    Neighbors in five counties are fired up over a six-lane highway that could go through their properties.

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    Neighbors in five counties are fired up over a six-lane highway that could go through their properties.

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  • Judge clears courtroom after victims' family members yell at Tamika Pledger

    Judge clears courtroom after victims' family members yell at Tamika Pledger

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 5:36 PM EDT2017-05-24 21:36:53 GMT

    A woman charged with killing a teen and hurting three others took the stand Wednesday, and it caused chaos in a Wyandotte County courtroom.

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    A woman charged with killing a teen and hurting three others took the stand Wednesday, and it caused chaos in a Wyandotte County courtroom.

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