Legal moves and pious chatter about reduing Kansas City crime in 2020 has proven ineffective as this town has already recorded 20 murders to start this divisive presidential election year.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY EMERGES FROM BLOODY WINTER 2020 WITH LITTLE PROGRESS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CRIME & HOMICIDE!!!
The holidays are over, Valentine's Day love is now in the past and tempertures are starting to warm up.
Proposed crackdowns against guns and community outreach hasn't seemed to reduce local crime and upcoming marijuana "pardons" only threaten to worsen the divide betwixt local political leadership and law enforcement.
To worsen the situation, the topic of local control puts police at political odds with the overriding progressive sentiment among KCMO leadership who are only united in their opposition to Prez Trump.
And so, tonight we highlight recent crime news and pray for peace as Kansas City's most violent time of year is nearly underway.
More Deets On Kansas City Crime Targeting History
by: FOX 4 Newsroom Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For most people, the Chiefs parade and pep rally on Feb. 5 was a day of happiness and celebration. However, 16 people ended the day with more frustration than fun.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two people are awaiting charges following a vehicle pursuit on Sunday. The Clinton County, Missouri, Sheriff's Office posted on Facebook Sunday night that a pursuit with a black Dodge Challenger began in Livingston County but entered Cameron.
Faith Community Suffers Loss
Almost $30,000 worth of supplies, including six ATVs, were stolen from a nonprofit organization's shed this week.Deer tracks line the snow nearly everywhere at the Gardens at Unity Village. But tire tracks Wednesday morning were suspicious.Six ATVs, owned by volunteers, were locked up inside the shed.
Olathe Masked Gunman Threat
OLATHE, KS (KCTV) -- Olathe police are investigating an armed robbery that happened early on Saturday. According to the authorities, the robbery happened at 3:10 a.m. in the 13900 block of S. Mur-Len Road. A man wearing a mask, a black hoodie, and black pants entered the business armed with a knife and demanded money.
Jackson County Allegations Against Alleged Creeper
by: Brian Dulle Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 39-year-old Grandview man is facing multiple charges in connection with the kidnapping, assault and rape of three women in separate incidents in 2019 and 2020. Jackson County prosecutors on Sunday charged Kevin W.
Family Shares Love Lost And Hope For Justice
Authorities say more than half a dozen tips have come in over the last 10 years related to the Valentine's Day murder of John Valdivia, but investigators still need more information.Greater Kansas City CrimeStoppers and the TIPS Hotline said in a release that authorities still need more details on Valdivia's death, which happened on Feb.
NextGen Suffers Crime
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City day care is under FBI investigation. 41 Action News reporter Nick Starling confirmed the day care under investigation is Canada Day Care, Inc., at 57th and Prospect in Kansas City, Mo.
KCK Love Day Aftermath
by: FOX 4 Newsroom Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Two people have been shot and a suspect is in custody after a shootout with police near 11th and Quindaro Friday morning. The incident started mid-morning on Valentine's Day just south of Quindaro Bouldevard.
Justice For McIntyre
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Lamonte McIntrye is finally being acknowledged and compensated for his wrongful conviction, but it comes more than two years following his release from prison. McIntyre and his legal team say justice will be complete when responsible parties are held accountable.
Creeper Tech Crackdown
LEAWOOD, Kan. - A proposed bill in the Kansas Legislature would classify "Peeping Tom" crimes as sexually motivated crimes, requiring people convicted of such crimes to register as a sex offender. A Leawood teenager named Emily, who attends Shawnee Mission South High School, is one of the driving forces of that measure.
Suspected Youngster Crooks Speed Thru Golden Ghetto
LENEXA, KS (KCTV) -- Police said a 15-year-old led them on a chase Friday morning that ended on Interstate 35 when officers halted his stolen car with stop sticks. Lenexa police responded around 5:30 a.m. to a report of stolen vehicles at the Quiktrip near College Boulevard and Pflumm Road.
Supporters Hope Weed Forgiveness Calms Down Crooks
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mayor Quinton Lucas is serious about his campaign promise to pardon thousands of non-violent offenders in Kansas City, Missouri, who have been convicted of marijuana possession or paraphernalia. "I think, frankly, this is just us carrying it out probably three years too late," Lucas said.
As always, thank you for reading this week we hope to have more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!