The Summer season of crime is upon us and here's the a hint that local progress in thwarting a higher murder count might not last long.
Fox4: 4 homicides in 3 days: KCPD says they need tips from the public to solve these cases
And so, here are just a few low-lights regarding recent metro crime stories . . .
Prison Industrial Complex Unchanged
Despite a new $1.6 million settlement over a poisoning at a West Bottoms prison, the problems at the Missouri Department of Corrections haven't gone away
Jeremy Luther When Tina Gallego, a Missouri prison guard, complained to her superintendent about the disgusting names her male counterparts were calling her and other female corrections officers - "cunt," "bitch," "whore" - she was told if she didn't like it, she could get a job at Walmart.
Kansas City Peckerwood Convicted
A Kansas City man pleaded guilty Tuesday for his role in a conspiracy to kidnap and torture an Independence man. Randal G. Holmes, also known as "Peckerwood," pleaded guilty to two kidnapping-related counts, one count of conspiracy to distribute more than 100 pounds of marijuana and one count of a firearm-related charge, according to the U.S.
Alleged Creeper @ The K???
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A metro man spent Saturday night working at Kauffman Stadium. On Tuesday, he was charged with sexually abusing his co-workers during that shift. He was employed by the stadium's food provider, Aramark. He didn't work for the Royals. According to court documents, the Aramark employee groped several female coworkers Saturday, which included a 16-year-old.
KCMO Northeast Catch & Release
Justice off the rails
It's YOUR Fault This Guy Robbed Banks
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City man is accused of holding up the same metro bank twice within five years. Mario Holmes is facing federal bank robbery charges after demanding cash from the UMB at 18th and Grand on Monday morning.
Meth Town Knockout Game Persists
An Independence woman is recovering after getting sucker-punched by a total stranger. The woman wanted people to know because she wants them to be warned. Police say the only motive that makes sense is a sort of dare that's been going around for decades - to walk up to a stranger and knock them out.
Sleaze Scummit Scared Of Crooks
Families in a Lee's Summit neighborhood say they are frustrated and scared after a series of burglaries and thefts. It's happening in New Longview, a neighborhood south of Interstate 470 and west of Highway 50. A homeowner, who asked not to be identified, was the latest victim.
You decide . . .