Emily Rittman, KCTV5 - Kansas City

Emily Rittman

KCTV5 - Kansas City

Kansas City, MO, United States

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Recent articles by Emily:

Video surveillance captures moment Tesla crashes into Olathe business

It’s unclear if Tesla’s Autopilot was in use at the time or if another factor caused the driver to crash. → Read More

“Do the right thing” Family members ask witnesses of deadly Arrowhead hit-and-run to come forward

Family members whose loved one was hit by two drivers as he left the Chiefs game on Sunday are pleading with witnesses of the deadly hit and run crash to → Read More

Members of local unions picketed outside Station 15 to protest closure of fire station in Fairfax District

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) --- Members of local unions including firefighters and auto workers protested the closure of a fire station in Kansas City, KS. → Read More

Family members say they’ve waited 990 days for justice following fatal shooting

Family members of a man who was shot outside of his apartment in 2019 are calling for change to shorten the amount of time that victim’s families wait for justice. → Read More

Thief stole man's car, tools while he pressure washed parking lot

While working to earn a living, thieves ripped off a man by taking the tools he needs and the car he depends on. → Read More

Advocates continue call for change following execution of Ernest Johnson in Missouri

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court denied Johnson’s attorneys requests for a stay of execution. Around 5 p.m. Tuesday, advocates that oppose the death penalty gathered near 39th and Troost → Read More

Governor Parson declined to grant clemency to Ernest Johnson, advocates hope for stay of execution

On Monday, Missouri Governor Mike Parson declined to grant clemency to death row inmate Ernest Johnson. → Read More

Search KC returns as volunteers distribute posters, search for missing children and teens

After being virtual last year, Search KC volunteers are back on the streets canvassing with missing posters to find missing and exploited children and teens. → Read More

Surveillance cameras capture hit-and-run crash in Independence

"The cameras caught the guy driving, barreling down the street here. He t-boned the back half of their Jeep, they spun around, tipped up on the side, landed straight up." → Read More

'Run for Rocky' honors teen who saved lives through organ donation after he collapsed on track from rare disorder

A father is sharing his son’s story to honor the gift of life the 15-year-old gave to five other people and their families through organ donation. → Read More

End of Watch: Funeral and procession honor officer Blaize Madrid-Evans who was killed in the line of duty

INDEPENDENCE, MO -- One last radio call was broadcast as a symbolic End of Watch as a funeral and procession honored the service of 22-year-old police officer Blaize Madrid-Evans who → Read More

Fallen officer Blaize Madrid-Evans remembered as hero who helped another hero live

Family, friends and members of the Independence Police Department are preparing to honor fallen officer Blaize Madrid-Evans during his funeral service Friday morning. → Read More

Protesters return outside Phi Kappa Psi at KU following reported sexual assault

For the second night in a row, protesters gathered in Lawrence at the University of Kansas fraternity Phi Kappa Psi following a report of a sexual assault. → Read More

Search KC looking for volunteers to help canvas for missing children and teens

An event that aims to find vulnerable missing children and raise awareness about human trafficking needs volunteers for this year’s Search KC. → Read More

New Chiefs Hall of Honor unveiled after multimillion-dollar renovations during off-season

Former Chiefs players from every decade dating back to the 1960s helped unveil the new Chiefs Hall of Honor that underwent multimillion-dollar renovations during the off-season. → Read More

Olathe West students place 2,977 American flags to honor lives lost on 9/11

The students said they each remember what they’ve learned about the historic day from their classrooms and their parents. → Read More

During Tuesday’s city council meeting, Independence city leaders discuss shooting at SantaCaliGon

Tuesday night, several Independence city leaders spoke about Sunday’s shooting that injured four people at a carnival at the SantaCaliGon Days Festival. It was the first city council meeting in → Read More

Witnesses describe chaos after shooting at SantaCaliGon, some call for increased security

"They are crying and there's a group of boys with us and there's a guy lying down next to me and he's like, 'I got shot.'" → Read More

After cancellation in 2020, SantaCaliGon Festival returns to Independence with no mask requirements

INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -- After being canceled last year, the SantaCaliGon Festival is underway in Independence. → Read More

Law enforcement fatalities due to COVID-19 cause concern, task force examines impact

As family members prepare to lay Overland Park Police Officer Freddie Castro to rest after his battle with COVID-19, a task force is examining the impact of the deadly virus → Read More