Tonight we take a glimpse at late night crime news . . . But first we update this town's worst stat:
The 2020 KCMO homicide spike maintains a 35% increase over last year with 110 murders recorded vs. only 81 YTD.
Meanwhile, here's a collection of headlines we're checking for the overnight . . .
Kansas City Roundup Report
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - More than 50 arrests have been made in Kansas City, Missouri, as part of Operation Legend, the federal task force created to address violent crime. The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Missouri tweeted Tuesday night that the arrests were made in the past week.
Golden Ghetto Creeper Guilty
A youth soccer coach, Jason Cummins, has pleaded guilty to a sex crime involving a child. Cummins was charged with aggravated indecent liberties with a child. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 23. A youth soccer coach, Jason Cummins, has pleaded guilty to a sex crime involving a child.
Kansas City Shooting Doesn’t Stop For Political Debate
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A late-night shooting on Tuesday sent one man to a hospital with life-threatening wounds. Police said the gunfire happened about 10:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of Lister Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. No information was immediately available on what led to the shooting.
Meth Town Double Take
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - A 41-year-old man is now facing charges after allegedly shooting his wife to death in Independence. Ryan D. Smith has been charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in Jackson County, prosecutors say. Officers were called to a home near 36th Street and S.
Tragic Local Testimony
Elena Nanneman said she was just 7 years old when an elder in her church - a trusted family friend - began abusing her. She said it took years to come forward, but when she did, Sunflower House was there to tell her they believed her and it wasn't her fault.
Show-Me Crime Bill Missouri Conversation
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - During the second day of Missouri's Special Session on violent crime, Senators met Tuesday afternoon to discuss a bill with all six provisions the governor wants passed during the session. Twenty people stepped up to the microphone during a Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety committee hearing to testify for and against [...]
Kansas City Moving Targets
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Only one-fifth of non-deadly shootings in Jackson County make it to the prosecutor's office. But there is some hope in a couple of newer programs that help people in real time. The AdHoc Group Against Crime's Fresh Start Program has relocated 100 families over the last two years to save their lives.
Local Defense Party Time
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