Whilst somewhat work-safe pr0n Instagram seems to be making a bit of social commentary about the prison industrial complex, we're checking these local crime news links:
Kansas City Law Lady Conversation
"We may be down, but I'll be damned if we are out," Jean Peters Baker says of her desire to lead Missouri Democrats after their disappointing midterm results. Following an announcement that Jackson County will no longer prosecute marijuana crimes, Peters Baker also discussed the exceptions to this policy change, offered her perspective on efforts to battle violent crime and spoke about her new role overseeing the COMBAT anti-drug program.
Water Slide Case Falling Apart
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas Attorney General's office filed a motion Thursday in Wyandotte County District Court to drop two of 20 charges against the former operations manager at Schlitterbahn Water Park.
Hit & Run Murder Charge
JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- Upgraded charges have been filed against a man in connection with a crash that happened in October of this year, killing a local high school student. Bradley Woodworth, 45, was initially charged with leaving the scene of a deadly crash.
KCPD Want To Talk With This Guy
KCPD shares photo & name of man they think has info. about shooting that killed 1 & injured 2 others
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City, Missouri police released a photo Friday of a man they want to speak with about an ongoing homicide investigation. Police think 23-year-old Anthony Eskridge has information that can help them determine who is responsible for the Thursday night shooting that killed one person and injured two others near 26th and Van Brunt around 8 p.m.
Police Fight In The Stix
OAK GROVE, Mo. -- A man who allegedly punched, kicked and smacked an Oak Grove police officer's flashlight in his face on Friday morning is facing two charges in Jackson County. The officer stopped Jerry D. Davis for expired tags and a headlight out -- police say it ended with Davis assaulting the officer.
Metro Popping Off
BONNER SPRINGS, KS (KCTV) - The police in Bonner Springs are investigating two separate shootings that happened on Thursday and Friday. The first shooting happened on Thursday at about 2 p.m. in the 100 block of E. Cedar Street. Two people were fighting with each other and one of them was armed with a gun.
Samurai Last Stand In The Suburbs
GRANDVIEW, MO (AP) -- No charges will be filed over the deadly police shooting of a sword-wielding suburban Kansas City man. The Kansas City Star reports that prosecutors found that the officer who killed 60-year-old Larry San Nicolas acted out of reasonable fear. The shooting happened in July after police in Grandview received a 911 call.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .