Amid protests and political crackdowns targeting police, there's also an EPIC LOCAL CRIME WAVE confronting authorities.
After the jump we share links to local ALLEGED MISDEEDS, mughshots and report of violence across the metro . . .
Peaceful Conclusion After Saturday Ruckus
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Just before 4 a.m. Saturday morning police were called to the area of Madison and Woodswether Road to investigate an armed robbery. When officers arrived in the area, they located an adult male who told them that he and his girlfriend were held against their will inside a building near Madison [...]
Late Night Gunfire Cont'd
Kansas City police are investigating a shooting Friday evening on the city's east side.Police said officers were called at 5:35 p.m. to the 4100 block of East Linwood Boulevard and found a man who had been shot.Authorities said the victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition.No arrests were announced.
Kansas City Servers Finally Earn Payback
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Brookside restaurant was forced to pay more than $42,000 in back wages to employees after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department's Wage and Hour Division announced Friday that Plate Restaurant owed 31 employees a total of $42,534 after being unable to make payroll, which is a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Golden Ghetto Charges Stranger Danger
OLATHE, Kan. - A former Olathe elementary school teacher is charged with stalking a young victim in Johnson County. James Loganbill, 58, faces one count of first-degree reckless stalking in Johnson County court. Court documents list the victim as being between the ages of 10 and 11 years old.
Kansas City Tragic Hobo Slice Of Life Report
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - A 48-year-old homeless woman has been charged in connection with the stabbing death of Howard West who was found on a sidewalk in Northeast Kansas City. Ilene M Davis faces second degree murder and armed criminal action charges.
Teen Killing Postscript
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An 18-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting that took place on May 3 near 80th Street and Michigan Avenue. Mauricia Strother, 18, was shot and killed around 5 a.m. that day.
Eye-Opening Mugshot Amid Terrifying Northland Close Quarters Murder Case
PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. - A Kansas City man is facing murder charges after he allegedly killed his roommate and dumped the body in Platte County. William Bell, 25, is charged with second-degree murder, armed criminal action and abandonment of a corpse in Platte County court.
Police Search For Sloppy Dude
Excelsior Springs police are asking for the public's help to identify the suspect in a carjacking and kidnapping, which occurred around 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday. The suspect also was involved in a wreck while driving a stolen motorcycle in the area of Missouri 10 and Old Orchard Avenue.
Police Reform In Kansas
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Wichita police plan to ban officers from kneeling on the necks of people in handcuffs. The Wichita Eagle reports that several other proposed policy changes that protesters have called for are included in a document that police provided Thursday to the Citizen's Review Board.
Doggie Done Wrong
SPRING HILL, Kan. - The deadly shooting of a family's pet is now in the hands of the county prosecutor. But the pet's owners say getting justice has been a struggle since the neighbor accused of pulling the trigger is a police officer. "I heard a bang," Brittany Knudsen recalled about the day in late [...]
KCK Redemption Story
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- Lamonte McIntyre will soon open a barbershop in KCK called "Off the Top." It's been a dream of his since he was a prison barber, serving time for a double murder he did not commit. McIntyre was freed more than two years ago.
Faith Community Fights Crime And Troubling 2020
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City area faith leaders are guiding their congregations through a year that has brought a number of challenges, such as COVID-19, high unemployment and civil unrest. "Chaotic. Different. Learning on the fly," that's how Rabbi Doug Alpert described the first few months of 2020.
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