We share this quick roundup of recent stories on local allegations, police action and court decisions as the entire metro prays for cooler heads to prevail on this last weekend of August.
Kansas City Police Fact Check Newspaper On Numbers Game
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department said Tuesday that violent crime decreased since Operation LeGend - the federal task force created to address violent crime - began on July 8. "While we can't say Operation LeGend is the cause of this decrease, there's certainly a correlation," KCPD Chief Richard Smith said.
More Deets On Shooter Suspect And Disguised Killing
Johnson County District Attorney Stephen M. Howe announced murder charges Thursday in the fatal shooting of a 68-year-old grandfather who was shot at a grocery store in Westwood, Kansas, in 2003.Howe said Eugene Clayton Keltner, 40, faces first-degree murder charges in the Aug.
Justice After All
WASHINGTON - A panel of federal appeals court judges is letting the U.S. government proceed with the planned execution of a man who kidnapped, raped and killed a 10-year-old Kansas City, Kansas girl. The three-judge panel of the U.S.
Feds Solve Local Crash
Three Kansas City men have been charged in federal court in connection with a carjacking Monday night that led to a high-speed chase and fatal crash.Derrell M. Wade, also known as Derrelle, 19, Curtis R. Daniels, 18, and Michael A. Brown, 18, were charged in a two-count complaint filed in the U.S.
Double Killing Postscript
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police have identified the two men shot and killed in the city's East Bottoms on Tuesday night, August 25. On Wednesday, police announced Jahmiere Green, 18, and Brandon Rainey, 22, were shot inside a gray Honda Accord near N. Montgall and Guinotte Avenues.
Police Respond To Crash
Kansas City police are investigating after a pedestrian was hit by a car Thursday afternoon.Police were called at 4:40 p.m. to Independence and Indiana avenues.Accident investigators said a silver Hyundai was heading west on Independence Avenue. A pedestrian was on the north side of the street, crossing to the south.
Mayor Q Talks Crime, Again
We'll talk to two mayors about the challenges they face in running their cities now. Amid protests for racial justice, the global pandemic, and surging unemployment rates, we'll discuss the way forward at the local level. Guests Quinton Lucas, Democratic mayor of Kansas City, Missouri since 2019.
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