Another news blast regarding some of the worst local crimes as of late . . . A reminder that the latest wave of violence threatens all residents of Kansas City and deserves continued coverage and concern. Checkit:
Bloody Summer 2017 Continues
Kansas City, MO - The homicide rate has spiked, with 86 reported so far in 2017, compared with 60 deaths at this time in 2016; 47 in 2015; and 42 in 2014. In 1985, Anna Hixon was 9 years old at a gathering with relatives when an argument broke out between her dad and a neighbor.
Don't Forget Local Corporate Crooks
Douglas Ferrell, who was CFO for Scarbrough International Ltd. in Kansas City, pleaded guilty to embezzling $6.5 million. Ferrell could get 30 years in federal prison without parole, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Missouri said in a Thursday release. He pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering.
Beloved KCK Biz Dude Gunned Down
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Family members and friends are mourning a well-known KCK restaurant owner who was shot and killed just down the street from his business on Thursday afternoon. Those family members have identified the victim as Derrick Horton -- a husband and father of three young children.
Local Healthcare Scare
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - September 7, 2016, is a day Army Lieutenant Kate Blanchard wishes she could forget. The wife and mom of three was brutally attacked, not abroad but while working at the Munson Army Health Center in Leavenworth. The scars from her injuries are still clearly visible on her face, neck, and chest.
No Justice For Kansas City Homeless
The Air Force Veteran was found dead in a homeless camp.
And all of this as we slouch toward the weekend. Stay safe . . .