A serious and somewhat awful look at Kansas City local life as our homicide count continues to outpace the past 5 years AND property crime increases under everybody's radar.
Naming Kansas City Murder Victim
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The man found dead after a fire in the Northland has been identified. Officers discovered the body of 35-year-old Matthew Calkins at a home on North Poe last Saturday. Police have not said how he died. They originally went to the house on a report of shots fired.
Midtown Homicide Aftermath
Dozens of friends of Melvin "Lee" Mecker, owner of Buddies gay bar on Main Street in Kansas City, gathered Saturday at Side Street Bar & Grill to celebrate his life. Friends say Mecker died in an April 10 explosion and house fire, but police have not identified the body.
KCMO Throws Away The Key
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Missouri, man was sentenced to two life sentences without parole for raping a 13-year-old girl, the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office said Friday. Antoine Ellis, 32, was convicted in March of two counts of first-degree statutory rape and one count of child enticement.
Local Killing Consequence In The Stix
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Jackson County judge sentenced Patrick Powell to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2017 murder of a Kansas City man. Powell, 30, was convicted of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 52- year-old Rodney Thurber in November 2017.
Inner Suburban Gunfight Redux
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Raytown man who pleaded guilty to two charges in connection with a deadly shooting in November 2017 outside a Blue Springs restaurant was sentenced Friday to 22 years in prison. John D.
Po-Po Survival Story
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness month, and Kansas City, Missouri, Police are urging drivers to slow down after one of their own was hit. KCPD Officer Michael Livers has been with the KCPD Traffic Enforcement for two years, with 11 years in the field before that.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .