In this post we offer a COMPREHENSIVEview of local crime over the latest news cycle along with a peek at efforts revealing that "defunding" police doesn't really work.
Check-it . . .Cowtown Defund Backtrack
Kansas City will apply for new federal money to hire more police officers. The money comes from a new White House plan.The White House is offering $350 million in COVID relief money to police departments to restore departments to pre-pandemic levels for community policing, other anti-violence groups, and cracking down on gun dealers who don't do background checks.U.S.
Newspaper Against 2nd Amendment
Washington has finally noticed the violent crime crisis in Missouri. On Wednesday, Sen. Josh Hawley ripped a page from the Bill Clinton playbook by offering a plan to hire 100,000 new police officers, using federal funds. The junior senator - whose lust for lapdog Fox News interviews is unquenchable - said the additional officers would slow down a growing violent crime wave.
Fast Cash Earns Hard Time
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City payday loan business owner who tried to hide his financial assets to avoid paying up to $7.5 million in debt has been sentenced to one year and a day in federal prison. Del Hodges Kimball, 54, was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty in January to bankruptcy fraud.
Deadly Aftermath In The Dotte
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) --- Two juveniles have been arrested in connection to the shooting death of a KCK teenager. Kaden Bauswell, 15, was murdered in the 6600 block of Cleveland on June 8. This week, a 17-year-old was arrested by the U.S.
Daddy Issues Confront Meth Town Lifer
by: Brian Dulle Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 43-year-old Kansas City man has been sentenced to life in prison for the deadly stabbing of his father, Charles Burton, in 2018 in Independence. Curtis V. Lee was found guilty in April 2021 by a Jackson County jury for first-degree murder and armed criminal action.
Bad Hombre Behind Bars Forever
JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- On Tuesday, a Jackson County jury convicted a Kansas City man of sex crimes involving a 10-year-old girl and recommended a sentence of life in prison. The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office says Adalberto Gaitan, 36, was convicted of two counts of first-degree statutory rape, two counts of statutory sodomy, and first-degree statutory sodomy.
Rock Chalk Crook Convicted
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A Lenexa man has been sentenced to two years in prison after stealing more than $556,000 from the University of Kansas Medical Center and other institutions, the U.S. Attorney's office in Kansas announced Wednesday. Michael Tae Kim Ahlers, 50, pleaded guilty in February to bank fraud and filing a false tax return.
Shallow Grave Uncovered In Kansas
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department is investigating after human remains were found on Tuesday afternoon. At about 1 p.m. that day, officers went to 400 S. Bayard just north of Kansas Avenue and west of 18th Street Expressway. The area is north of Procter & Gamble's shipping and receiving building.
Law Enforcement Confronts Questions Alleged Sex Assault Aftermath
Golden Ghetto Hero Cop Tribute
JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. - Editor's Note: The following story contains information that may be triggering to survivors of sexual assault. The 41 Action News I-Team obtained a probable cause statement that reveals new details in an alleged rape by a now former Johnson County deputy.
A Johnson County, Kansas deputy has won an award for helping stop a pursuit involving a kidnapping suspect.Deputy Gary Graniewski received the Stop Stick Hit of the Year for 2020.
South Side Fears Summer Daze
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The vacant Robandee Shopping Center in south Kansas City is now the home of frequent illegal sideshows. It's a troubling trend that's been happening across various parts of Kansas City, but residents of the Hickman Mills United neighborhood group said the noisy gatherings happen every Sunday.
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