We won't argue the entertainment value of chattering class national anthem debate. But throughout this discussion Kansas City crime continues to creep upward. For the moment the homicide count is holding steady at 111 but that won't last past the weekend.
Notably, locals continue to confront a rising rate of violence throughout the metro.
Here's a quick rundown for the overnight . . .
KCK Kid-Killer Suspect Roundup
Nearly three years after the drive-by shooting death of a Kansas City, Kansas 10-year-old - charges have been filed in connection with her murder. 10-year-old Machole Stewart was killed in a drive-by shooting while she was at a family gathering inside a home in the 1400 block of New Jersey Avenue.
Golden Ghetto Survival Story
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Stephanie Steineger said the man asked a simple question that made her drop her guard. When he attacked her, she fought back - landing a kick where it would do the most damage. "I heard a guttural moan," Steineger said.
Teen Hobo Murder Suspect Charged As An Adult After Meth Town Killing
A 17-year-old man listed as homeless faces murder and other felony charges in connection with Tuesday morning's double shooting at Hawthorne Place Apartments in north Independence.Antonio Stocker III has been charged by Jackson County prosecutors with second-degree murder, first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action.
Show-Me Prison Industrial Complex Report
The Missouri Department of Corrections allegedly retaliates against prisoners who file complaints against prison guards and other officials, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Filed in St. Louis County Court by the MacArthur Justice Center at St.
Deadly Dead-Tree Real Estate Advice
The little cul-de-sac was quiet and peaceful; tree-lined, far from the madding crowd, the perfect place for the community of mostly retired folk. They visited from the driveways and kept an eye on one another. Then came that September day in 2014 when a monster slaughtered five of them with beatings and shotgun blasts, leaving all to die in his bloody wake.
Developing . . .