Kansas City Crime Scene Thursday: Mugshots, Gunfire Advice & More

Our readers have told us they like these updates of bad news that often escapes citywide debate . . . And so here's the latest collection of police action, court cases and all manner of ALLEGED misdeeds.


This strategy helped stop murders, prosecutors say. But Kansas City, Mo., police killed it

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Soon after he became Kansas City's police chief in 2017, Rick Smith pulled officers away from a strategy credited with reducing homicides. The effort, called the Kansas City No Violence Alliance, or KC NoVA, garnered national attention after killings dropped to a historic low of 86 in 2014, the fewest in Kansas City in more than four decades.

Happy Rock Allegations After Tragic Toddler Gunfire Death

Gladstone man charged in death of 2-year-old that police originally deemed an accident

CLAY COUNTY, Mo. -- A Gladstone man is now facing charges in the death of a 2-year-old who police originally said unintentionally shot himself. A Clay County grand jury has indicted 30-year-old Christopher Ellis on charges of second-degree murder and felony child endangerment. The shooting happened on Sept.

JoCo Sex Assualt Report

Overland Park man charged with rape, aggravated battery

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An Overland Park man has been charged with rape and aggravated battery. Jonam Edward, 34, was charged in Johnson County Court on Wednesday for the Sept. 13, 2019 incident. According to court documents, Edward "knowingly engaged in sexual intercourse" with a person older than 16 who did not consent to the act.

Teacher Creeper Convicted

Former Cameron teacher sentenced to 20 years for secretly recording teens in bathroom

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A former Cameron High School teacher will spend two decades behind bars for secretly recording pornographic videos of teenagers when they were using his bathroom. William D. Williams, 40, was sentenced in U.S. District Court on Tuesday to 20 years in federal prison without the possibility of parole.

JoCo Crash Charge Postscript

No medical or vehicle issues found in crash that killed Overland Park teen, court documents say

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- No medical or vehicle issues were found for the 71-year-old male driver charged with striking and killing an Overland Park teen who was walking home from school. Court documents say on April 12, 2019, officers responded to an injury crash on Switzer Road near west 123rd Street in Overland Park.

Hatchet Man Shot Today

Belton police shoot hatchet-wielding man

Belton police said they were able to subdue a man armed with a hatchet Wednesday night.Police said they were called to the 1200 block of Toulouse at 11:30 p.m.

Don't Break The Law WHEN The Chiefs Win The Super Bowl

Mother pleads with public to avoid celebratory gunfire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A mom who lost her daughter to celebratory gunfire is urging people to put the guns down if the Chiefs win the Super Bowl. https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/mother-pleads-with-public-to-avoid-celebratory-gunfire

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  3. Why wouldn’t the koloreds shoot the town up, Petersucker won’t do anything to them


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