Crime is ramping up across the metro as the weather gets warmer.
Sadly, cable & social media "news" didn't inspire protest on this front despite the uptick in homicide, property crime and urban decay.
Here's a quick rundown of worthwhile headlines today that didn't garner nearly as much interest as the constant struggle for political power as midterms approach.
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A 23-year-old man is accused of carrying out a fatal shooting that unfolded last month in the parking lot of a Family Dollar in Kansas City's Oak Park Southeast neighborhood. Lionel Bolton, of Shawnee, was charged Friday in Jackson County Circuit Court with second-degree murder, unlawful weapon use and two counts of armed criminal action.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A deal for Drug-Free Sports International to police medication in horse racing is in place two months before the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority take effect. The Kansas City, Missouri-based company has overseen testing and enforcement with the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NCAA.
Kansas City, Kansas Police say they have made an arrest in the homicide investigation of a shooting that claimed the lives of two 14-year-old boys.
KANSAS CITY, Ks. (KCTV) - A man has been arrested for allegedly shooting and killing two Kansas City, Kansas teenagers back in February. Police announced Tuesday that 24-year-old Patrick Howard of Kansas City, Missouri was taken into custody on Monday by the U.S. Marshals service.
OLATHE, Kan. (WDAF) - A jury convicted a Kansas City man of killing his girlfriend and her unborn child. The jury found 30-year-old Devonte Wash guilty of capital murder. Officers found the body of 23-year-old Ashley Harlan and her unborn child inside an Olathe home at East Westerfield Place and Prairie Street in January 2018.
Prairie Village police are now working with the FBI on the mysterious disappearance of Angela Green.The wife and mother has not been seen in three years.Police said it's an active investigation and unlike any they've handled before.Green was 51 when she was reported missing by her daughter in 2020.
Kansas City man wanted in the death of a Boone County firefighter has died in a hospital - ABC17NEWS
COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) A Kansas City man accused of the death of a Boone County firefighter had a warrant recently issued for his arrest after he miss a court date has died in a hospital. The Boone County Sheriff's Office has confirmed has Kevin Brunson died in a hospital.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Five months after a man was shot and killed at a Northland apartment complex, his family still doesn't have answers about his death. KSHB 41 News first reported the death of 46-year-old Roman Yslas in December. Kansas City, Missouri, police said he was shot and killed in the parking lot of the Barrewoods Apartments.
Lawmakers try to roll back some parole eligibility for people in prison for juvenile crimes prompting concerns about Cole County case - ABC17NEWS
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ) A Cole County state senator said lawmakers may have pulled the rug from under a murder victim's family. Sen. Mike Berskoetter (R-Jefferson City) has proposed a change to the state's new law on parole eligibility for people in prison for crimes committed as a juvenile.
KANSAS CITY, Ks. (KCTV) - Police in Kansas City, Kansas are investigating a fatal shooting near the 1900 block of North 73rd Terrace. According to the department, officers were called to the area Monday evening in regards to a shooting. At the scene, police found an adult male who was dead outside of the Brougham Estates apartment complex.
Update: Overland Park police said in an email at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday that Barbara Spearman had been found safe. Overland Park police are asking for the public's help finding a woman who has been missing since Monday.
The run has traditionally honored an individual affected by brain injury who exemplified the same courage and determination that Amy Thompson demonstrated for whom the race was originally founded in 1988. The race was formerly known as the Amy Thompson Run.
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