KCTV 5 Investigates

DiCapo Foods sues after denied to sell cookies at City Market

DiCapo Foods sues after denied to sell cookies at City Market

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) You may not know it, but there is an Italian cookie war underway in Kansas City.DiCapo Foods is so fed up with what they call politics at the City Market they’ve decided to sue. It all heads to court July 11.Owner John DiCapo says there’s no love for any of his cookies at the… ... Continue Reading
Woman seeks apology after government workers caught shaming family

Woman seeks apology after government workers caught shaming family

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KCTV) A Missouri mother was laughed at and ridiculed by a government worker when she called in for food stamps.The conversation was recorded and turned it over to KCTV5 News.The mom who called in has an app on her phone that automatically records every phone call. She didn’t hang up because she… ... Continue Reading
KCTV5 Investigation: Parents sue school district after kids handcuffed

KCTV5 Investigation: Parents sue school district after kids handcuffed

ST. JOSEPH, MO (KCTV) A KCTV5 News Investigation brings you disturbing details of multiple lawsuits all filed against the same school district accusing them of bullying children.Families are now demanding they be held accountable for handcuffing their children. The parents agreed to speak with KCTV5 but asked we not use their names, saying their kids… ... Continue Reading
Moving nightmare: Kansas City family says movers stole all their belongings

Moving nightmare: Kansas City family says movers stole all their belongings

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) Never has anyone ever said moving is fun.It can be a personal hell for many, but your average nightmare moving experience could be worse. Just ask the Keith family. Erica Keith posted a video on her Facebook page commiserating over the ordeal that has been her experience with a moving company called Public… ... Continue Reading
Missouri mother says extreme case of bullying nearly killed her son

Missouri mother says extreme case of bullying nearly killed her son

FAUCETT, MO (KCTV) Extreme bullying and sexual assault may happen in schools more often than you think. Jessica Barker did not expect her son to be a victim. Alex was a student at Mid-Buchanan High School where he played football, wrestled and was a top student with a 4.6 GPA. Over the course of more… ... Continue Reading
The truth behind social media reputations: Does anyone really care?

The truth behind social media reputations: Does anyone really care?

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) How much do you trust those online reviews?It’s impossible to make everyone happy, but sometimes what a stranger writes online makes you think twice.Overland Concrete is a small company. They rely on keeping customers happy and having a solid reputation."I realized we had this Google review," said Carol Brown with Overland… ... Continue Reading
Criminals are stealing millions a year from America's elderly

Criminals are stealing millions a year from America's elderly

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) Scammers stole a billion dollars from Americans last year.There were $300 million swiped through phone-based scams, but online fraud and email frauds are lucrative too, which racked up more than $100 million apiece.Scammers love to target senior citizens, because they believe seniors are trusting and have nest eggs. But, some are… ... Continue Reading
Are smart home speakers listening more than you realize?

Are smart home speakers listening more than you realize?

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) More than 40 million homes now have one of those hi-tech home assistant devices like the Echo, Google Home or Apple HomePod.It’s listening all of the time, but do you really know what it’s doing with that information? This is all fairly new technology that many are still figuring out its limitations… ... Continue Reading
Proposed Missouri legislation flying under the radar

Proposed Missouri legislation flying under the radar

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KCTV) All eyes are on Gov. Eric Greitens’ investigation.Not making headlines are smaller pieces of legislation that could have some real impacts. Those proposals are quietly and slowly working their way through Jefferson City.One would limit the amount of time a person has to sue over a defective and dangerous product.One sponsor… ... Continue Reading
Your DNA could be used in criminal investigations without you even knowing it

Your DNA could be used in criminal investigations without you even knowing it

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) Your DNA could be used in a criminal investigation without you even knowing it.Police and private companies are now using genealogy websites to track down killers and rapists.The Golden State killer in California was tracked down through his ancestors. Very few states have rules against using such information. Similar investigative techniques… ... Continue Reading
Homeowner says botched city project left him with giant hole in front yard

Homeowner says botched city project left him with giant hole in front yard

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) Six weeks ago, Kansas City Water Services went searching for an underground manhole they hoped to raise to ground level. They showed up at the O’Bar's home and began digging.The O’Bars were stunned they weren’t notified first and even more shocked when workers simply abandoned the project leaving them with the hole“Once… ... Continue Reading
Independence neighborhood wants mail collection box after targeted by thieves

Independence neighborhood wants mail collection box after targeted by thieves

INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) A quiet Independence neighborhood says they are the target of nasty thieves who realize many of them still write checks.“Everyone out here is retired. The average age on this block is like 80,” said Ted Miller.Miller says they’ve noticed a troubling trend of outgoing mail disappearing. It’s expensive and a huge hassle.“I… ... Continue Reading
Neighbors rejoice after Kansas City's 'house from hell' finally comes down

Neighbors rejoice after Kansas City's 'house from hell' finally comes down

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) A house that was a neighborhood eyesore for more than a decade has finally been ripped down.It’s been a constant battle for Anita Potts, who grew up in the neighborhood. Her parents still live there.“It’s been long overdue. I’ve been complaining this piece of property since the early 90s and finally,… ... Continue Reading
Free DNA kits offered for adoptees searching for family

Free DNA kits offered for adoptees searching for family

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) The company My Heritage is giving away 15,000 free DNA kits to help people find their biological family.“We have seen amazing reunions taking place! If you are an adoptee it’s very, very difficult because there is no paper record. Often, they don’t have access to or aren’t allowed the paper records,” said… ... Continue Reading
Independence family says police botched their daughter’s death investigation

Independence family says police botched their daughter’s death investigation

INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) An Independence family says police botched their daughter’s death investigation.Detectives say it’s suicide, but her family calls it a murder. They contacted KCTV5 News Investigations when they felt like they were getting nowhere fast with the people who were supposed to get to the truth.ASSUMPTION: SUICIDEThe morning of June 21, 2017, Angela… ... Continue Reading
Kansas family questions immigration laws, hopes proposed legislation will close adoption loophole

Kansas family questions immigration laws, hopes proposed legislation will close adoption loophole

LAWRENCE, KS (KCTV) The Schreibers are a private family going public with their immigration nightmare.Pat and Soo-Jinn Schreiber's biological niece, Hyebin, came to live in the United States and go to school here on a student visa. She was 15 years old.“There were problems between her biological mother and father (mom sighs) things were deteriorating so… ... Continue Reading
Kansas City grandma says #MeToo in her 60s

Kansas City grandma says #MeToo in her 60s

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) The #MeToo movement is sweeping the nation as women stand up and talk about harassment and sexual assault.We’ve seen it from Hollywood actresses and Olympic gymnasts.Kansas City grandmother Helen Emmott is also saying #MeToo. She is in her 60s, and her message is clear -- sexual assault can happen at any age… ... Continue Reading
What good is health insurance if it doesn’t work?

What good is health insurance if it doesn’t work?

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) What good is health insurance if it doesn’t work and you have no real coverage?Adam Warman will be the first to tell you he hates dealing with health insurance."Basically, I was throwing money everywhere. What is the use of having it?" the Independence father questioned.Warman bought an insurance policy. It wasn’t… ... Continue Reading
Kansas City landlord, California millionaire owes almost $600,000 in property taxes

Kansas City landlord, California millionaire owes almost $600,000 in property taxes

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) KCTV5 News investigators are exposing the truth about one of Kansas City’s biggest landlords.A company named “Raineth” has been snapping up low-income property for years and that company is behind nearly $600,000 in property taxes. Raineth doesn’t just owe money to Jackson County. The company owes Cincinnati $600,000 in property taxes… ... Continue Reading
Crowdfunding for medical expenses is rising among Americans

Crowdfunding for medical expenses is rising among Americans

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) Daniel Hernandez is doing what thousands of other people are doing to pay medical bills. He has started a GoFundMe account.“Right now, I have raised $1,270,” he said.Hernandez has a moderate-to-severe hearing loss and needs new hearing aids. His other pair began failing this summer.“They were like weird sounds ... like… ... Continue Reading