Just a quick collection of reporting and follow-up on the topic of local lawlessness. Take a look:
Out Of State Charges Against Alleged Johnson County Mommy Chopper
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The man who Lenexa police found living in a storage unit with his children and dead wife's body is charged in a homicide out of Palm Springs, California. In late October, police found Justin Rey and his children at a U-Haul storage unit.
Link Redux & Reminder That Many KCMO Politicos Are Looking For Love Online
Missouri is a "minefield" for people looking for love online, according to an analysis of crime and STD statistics. The state was recently identified as the most dangerous in the country for online dating by Backgroundchecks.org, which considered three factors to arrive at the conclusion: violent crime rates, infection rates for common STDs and identity theft rates.
Look At Metro KC Murder Count. So Far.
There have been 176 homicides in the Kansas City metro area in 2017. Four children, 16 years of age or younger, were killed. Six people were killed by police. Click the red dot to learn more about the victim and the case. In some cases, the addresses are approximate.
KCFD Dude Confronts Legal Push And Widespread Kansas City Rebuke Back After Reported Animal Cruelty
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City firefighter charged with starving his dog and leaving her to die will now go to court for another reason -- driving under the influence. Blayne Theunissen, 25, was charged last week with animal neglect and animal abuse.
Amid Allegations Of Systemic FAIL In The Case Of Adrian Jones. Here's A Glimpse At A Political Fix:
Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer and his nominee to head the Department for Children and Families on Wednesday promised a better-performing child welfare system and signaled a shift from the agency's management under Gov. Sam Brownback's current secretary. Gina Meier-Hummel will become secretary of the embattled DCF pending Senate confirmation.
Meth Town Grave Robber Suspect ID
The Independence Police have finally gotten a break in a month-old cemetery vandalism case. A potential suspect has been identified. Police said a groundskeeper snapped a photo of the reported suspect on October 28. They say the man stole a bronze plaque off of a veteran's grave at the historic Mt.
Developing . . .