Kansas City Crime Scene: Gunfire & ODs Trending Amid Holiday Season

Sadly, amid holiday cheer, bright lights and a return to normal as the pandemic fades . . . Kansas City remains a rather violent place.

Remember . . .

Locals don't like admitting that this town ACTUALLY gets a lot more dangerous during the 4th quarter of the year given that holiday season pressure brings the worst out in everybody. 

Accordingly, here's a www.TonysKansasCity.com collection of local news on the topic of more shooting and sadness throughout the metro . . .

New nonprofit group in Kansas City seeks to address violence in the city

There's a new nonprofit in Kansas City and its goal is to target and lower the rate of violence in the city. Tonight, KC Common Good says its main tenant is working to find common good in each other and create solutions before violence occurs.

Chillicothe mother warns of counterfeit pills after recent overdoses

In Chillicothe, a 17-year-old girl died after taking counterfeit prescription pills. A 23-year-old woman and 33-year-old man are in custody. Kathy Brauch lives in Chillicothe and lost her daughter to counterfeit pills in May. "This does kill people and it could kill you.

Man crashes car after being shot Tuesday night in Kansas City, Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One man was wounded in a shooting Tuesday night in south Kansas City, Missouri. Police said it happened around 8:30 p.m. at East 90th Street and Loma Vista Drive. Callers told police dispatchers they heard gunshots and saw a car hit a street sign, according to KCMO police.

Feds seize property of Kansas City companies accused of COVID relief fraud

The federal government has seized two vehicles, and is threatening to seize a lake house, allegedly purchased illegally with COVID-19 relief money by a Kansas City-area businessman.The property was seized from several real estate companies incorporated in Kansas by Joseph Campbell, with most operati...

Data on gun shot victims reflect important disparities in Jackson County

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office analyzes data that comes in every week from the Kansas City Police Department on shootings to learn about gun violence. It's compiled based on income, race, and what happened in the case. It has reflected some important disparities Kansas City.

Overland Park man sentenced for robbing multiple phone stores in metro

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- An Overland Park man has been sentenced for multiple robberies that happened in the KC metro in 2018. Today, a U.S. District Judge sentenced 28-year-old Joshua A. West to 19 years in federal prison without parole.

Family of Kansas City murder victim outraged after suspect takes plea deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A local murder victim's family is outraged, saying right before the trial, the suspect took a plea deal. Prosecutors said Thorne McKendrick was only 19 when he shot and killed Michael Brown, a Kansas City dad, who confronted him during an alleged car burglary.

29 days of terror: The hunt for the I-70 killer leads police to release age-enhanced sketch of suspect

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- His crimes stretched across the Midwest, now the I-70/35 killer is back under the microscope as police release new information on the cold case. Inside the St. Charles Police Department, there is a room full of thousands of files related to the man known as the I-70/35 serial killer.

Lenexa police looking for driver who intentionally rammed vehicle at College & Pflumm

LENEXA, KS (KCTV) -- The Lenexa Police Department is trying to identify a driver in connection with a road rage investigation. According to the police, someone driving the white Jeep pictured intentionally rammed another vehicle in a parking lot at College Boulevard and Pflumm Road.

CASA expanding to serve more abused, neglected children in Jackson County

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An increase in abused and neglected children in Jackson County is prompting the nonprofit Court Appointed Special Advocates to expand. CASA hopes to serve 1,500 abused and neglected kids each year by 2023, thanks to a new expansion. Right now, CASA serves only about half of the children under court protection in Jackson County.

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