Right now we round up some of the most important recent news links on the topic of rising violence, police action and the continued quotient of deadly local violence.Inner Suburbs Stay Losing
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Raytown police are investigating a shooting that left one man injured and another dead. According to police, they were called to a "nature unknown" call at a home in the 8300 block of Hedges Avenue around 2 a.m. Wednesday.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The Kansas City Police Department is trying to locate a woman who has been charged with murder. According to the police, 45-year-old Kashawn Roper is facing charges in connection with the Aug. 23 homicide of Jazmyn Henrion. If you know where Roper is, you are asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.
Double Murder Case Demand
CASS COUNTY, Mo. - Despite previous delays due to the pandemic, the felony murder trial for accused murderer Kylr Yust is scheduled to begin April 5. Cass County prosecutors charged Yust in 2017 with two counts of murder in the first degree and abandonment of a corpse in the deaths of Kara Kopetsky and Jessica Runions.
Toy Gun Cry For Help
Mother of Independence Center scare suspect says her son needs mental health treatment, not jail time
INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -- Three men are in jail facing various charges for a chaotic incident at Independence Center on Sunday afternoon. Police say their investigation, with the help of multiple cell phone videos on social media of what happened, indicates 34 year-old Nathan Gouldsmith got into a phyiscal altercation with 23 year-old Keandre Lamay.
Building Courthouse Cooperation
Beyond the pandemic, 2020 also proved to be a fatally violent year in Jackson County, with a record number of homicides in Kansas City. County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, recently elected to a third full term, said that just as notable as the 176 homicides (according to KSHB-TV news' homicide tracker, and possibly higher pending investigations) is the continuously high number of non-fatal shootings and a low clearance rate of such crimes.
Cons Confront Hard Times
A potential solution for the nation's looming skilled labor shortage may be in plain sight. Lansing Correctional Facility (LCF) will soon be launching a Career Campus with the help of the Kansas Department of Corrections, local businesses, educators and nonprofits in Kansas.
Search For Justice Cont’d
RAYTOWN, Mo. - Jackson County prosecutors will not press charges against a man who shot and killed his girlfriend, 29-year-old Kiera Cline in July 2018, ruling the shooting was justifiable. This ruling was determined in January 2019, yet the family of the victim claims they were never told.
Arson Investigation Reveals History Of Safety FAIL
A KMBC investigation uncovers a history of safety violations at a Kansas City apartment complex. Two routine fire inspections show failing smoke detectors and emergency exit signs, even holes in the ceilings and walls.The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said it is not ruling out arson as a possible cause of December's Waldo Heights fire that displaced 30 families.But it is a criminal investigation at this point.
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