Midweek marks the beginning of the Kansas City crime surge and here are SOME of the top news stories focusing on increasing local violence. Take a look:
Westport Slice Of Life
One person is in critical condition following a stabbing in the Westport area of Kansas City, Missouri. Police were called to the area of Westport Road and Roanoke around 5:30 p.m. When they arrived they found a man suffering from a stab wound. The victim was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition.
Kansas City High Crime Help Wanted
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mayor Sly James's office is looking for someone to fill a new position. The job description: reduce crime. As of July 19, Kansas City, Missouri is sitting at 79 homicides for the year. Kansas City Metro Homicide Tracker Supporters say what the city is doing now isn't working.
Crash Consequences In KCK
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- An 18-year-old man has been charged with several crimes in connection to a fatal crash in KCK that killed four of his friends. Nicholas Cook, who already has a juvenile record, was driving a stolen truck when he lost control and crashed.
JoCo Family Drama Aftermath
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Johnson County prosecutors have filed charges against a man they say shot and killed his stepfather during a family dispute in Overland Park. Phillip Stanley is charged with one count of first-degree murder and is being held in the Johnson County jail on a $1 million bond.
More Deets On Carjacking Suspect Couple
Kansas City, KS - Six days after a 3-year-old girl was kidnapped in a stolen car, and found safe a couple of hours later, the two people accused of stealing the vehicle are now in jail. Kerri Reich, 29, turned herself over to authorities in Wyandotte County on Tuesday morning, July 18.
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