Tonight's compilation of local alleged misdeeds, police action and court cases offers more evidence of the Summer uptick in crime across the metro despite repeated hopes from authorities that "community outreach" will stop the violence.
Double Death Penalty Case
Federal prosecutors to seek death penalty for men charged in KC murders, drug trafficking conspiracy
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Federal prosecutors today announced that they are going to seek the death penalty for two men previously charged in connection to two murders in the Kansas City area. Shawn Burkhalter, 30 , of Kansas City and Joshua Nesbitt, 25, of Crowder, Mississippi were indicted last year for the murders of Anthony Johnson and Danny Dean.
Local Search Update
The news conference Wednesday took place at Stage Coach Park in Polo, Missouri. Fish said the remains, which were found Tuesday, haven't been identified and couldn't confirm they belonged to the Diemel brothers. The cause of death has not been determined, he said.
BBQ Beat Down On Blast
WARNING: The footage in the video is very graphic and shows an aggravated assault and shooting.*** INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Police have released a full surveillance video of the assault and shooting that took place at Gates Bar-B-Q just before 3 a.m. on Monday, July 15.
Meth Town Tax To Help Doggies And Fight Growing Crime
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Independence voters have a decision to make Tuesday when a measure that would impose a new local use tax on online sales will be on the ballot. City official estimate Proposition P, a proposed 2.25% sales tax that would be levied on top of the 4.25% the state already takes in, would generate roughly $1.3 million dollars in its first year.
Sign Of The Times
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Troy Robertson says his initiative, called "Prospect Party," began by holding up inspirational signs on the corner of Prospect Avenue. Now, the Kansas City native said his mission includes feeding and clothing people throughout the neighborhood, along with other good Samaritans.
KCK Teen Gunfire Today
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police in Kansas City, Kansas, are investigating the life-threatening shooting of a juvenile. Shortly before 1 p.m. on Wednesday, KCKPD officers responded to a shooting in the 7500 block of State Avenue. That's where the victim, identified as a male juvenile, was located.
Kansas City Lady Found Safe
Glenda Johnson-Edwards, 66 The Kansas City Police Department said a 66-year-old woman who was last seen July 9 in the area of Blue Ridge Blvd. and Holiday Dr. was located Sunday in Oklahoma.Police said Glenda Johnson-Edwards was located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is safe.
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