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KC Fights To Save Youngsters
Northeast Newscast Episode 73: Founder of Stop Trafficking Project talks about ways to help end Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking
By: Elizabeth Orosco "A lot of people think that sex trafficking looks like the movie Taken," said Russ. "It was a dramatic movie, but it is not an accurate reflection of the majority of trafficking... you can't see these chains. There are more people in slavery today than at any other time in history.
Kansas Lockup Complaints
Hunter Defenbaugh loves working in prison. Five nights a week, the 19-year-old corrections officer works overnight shifts in the infirmary at El Dorado Correctional Facility 30 miles northeast of Wichita. He checks on sick inmates, gives them blankets, calls nurses for help. Defenbaugh likes the job, he says, because he likes helping people.
Local Revenge Pr0n Case Cont'd
Jacob K. Albarelli is charged in Jackson County Circuit Court with harassment and posting revenge porn. He was arrested at his place of work in North Kansas City.
KCMO Shooting Aftermath
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - A Kansas City man has been charged in connection with a shooting from October 2017. The victim has been identified as 55-year-old Harlon K. Dunbar of Kansas City, Missouri. Dunbar was found dead in the middle of Seventh Street near Lykins Square.
Police Want Conversation With This Local Dude
Kansas City police are looking for a person of interest in a homicide last Tuesday.Police said they would like to talk with Timothy Fernandez, 41, in connection with a homicide the happened early in the morning Tuesday in the 1700 block of Grand Boulevard.Authorities said Fernandez should be considered armed and dangerous.Police said that anyone who sees Fernandez should call 911 immediately.
Meth Town Phone Swipe Suspected
INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -- Police are looking for a man accused of stealing over $4,500 worth of cell phones. The theft happened at a cell phone repair store in the 3500 block of South Noland Road on Jan. 24. If you have any information about this case, contact police at 816-474-TIPS, the Independence Tips Hotline at 816-325-7777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kansas City Dumper Suspect Crackdown
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