KCTV 5 Investigates

School levy staying put: Now what?

School levy staying put: Now what?

The Kansas City School District has voted to keep their tax levy the same. ... Continue Reading
How can the issues behind the Jackson County tax spikes be fixed?

How can the issues behind the Jackson County tax spikes be fixed?

Thousands of emails, tens of thousands of appeals, and many property owners still question the values from the latest Jackson County tax assessment. So what comes next for property owners looking for answers? ... Continue Reading
Jackson County homeowner digs into assessment, discovers errors; here’s how you can do the same

Jackson County homeowner digs into assessment, discovers errors; here’s how you can do the same

William Mashburn is a father of three. His recent assessment increased 43%. He questions the lack of a physical inspection and the decision by county assessors to raise his home's value from around $350,000 to more than $500,000. ... Continue Reading
Emails obtained by KCTV5 provide reality check in Jackson County property tax assessment

Emails obtained by KCTV5 provide reality check in Jackson County property tax assessment

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Local lawmaker offers solution for Jackson County tax mess

Local lawmaker offers solution for Jackson County tax mess

The property tax mess in Jackson County has seen assessments skyrocket and residents concerned they could lose their homes. Now an Independence lawmaker is offering a new plan to address the problems. ... Continue Reading
Local teen hospitalized for 10 days after using THC-infused vape

Local teen hospitalized for 10 days after using THC-infused vape

A local 17-year-old spent 10 days at the University of Kansas Hospital recovering after using a vape infused with THC for nine months. ... Continue Reading
Moms demand change after learning kids’ bus stops near sex offenders

Moms demand change after learning kids’ bus stops near sex offenders

There are clear rules about how close to a school sex offenders can live, but what about bus stops? ... Continue Reading
Court: Attorney can't claim immunity in Floyd Bledsoe case

Court: Attorney can't claim immunity in Floyd Bledsoe case

A federal appeals court has ruled that a former Kansas county prosecutor does not have absolute immunity in lawsuits filed by a man who spent nearly 16 years in prison for a murder his brother later confessed to committing in a suicide note. ... Continue Reading
Ricky Kidd's new reality after 23 years in prison

Ricky Kidd's new reality after 23 years in prison

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Wrongfully convicted Kansas man freed after 23 years still fighting to be compensated by the state

Wrongfully convicted Kansas man freed after 23 years still fighting to be compensated by the state

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