Kansas City Crime Scene: Gunfire Uninterrupted By Democracy Distraction

In this quick post we run through local police reports, alleged misdeeds and a glimpse at worsening violence.

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Man in serious condition after shooting near Wyandotte Street

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department responded to a shooting early Wednesday morning. At around 2:30 a.m. police located a man with injuries from gunfire in the 10000 block of Wyandotte Street. Police say the man is in serious condition. This story will be updated as additional information is available.

Car running red light t-boned in deadly KCMO crash, police say

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A driver is dead after police say they ran a red light before getting t-boned and ejected Tuesday night in Kansas City. Police and emergency crews responded at 9:50 p.m. to Linwood Boulevard and Van Brunt Boulevard in reference to a rollover crash.

Lawrence police arrest woman on 111 counts of identity fraud

LAWRENCE, Kan. - The Lawrence Police Department announced Wednesday morning an arrest of a local woman connected to a months-long investigation. Police allege Billie Jean Peterson, 25, stole personal information and fraudulently charged thousands of dollars to friends, co-workers and a neighbor.

Olathe teenager charged with 1st degree murder in Saturday shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 15-year-old male from Olathe, Kansas, has been charged with one count first-degree murder and one count juvenile possession of a firearm Tuesday after a fatal shooting Saturday in Olathe. Prosecutors are seeking to try the suspect as an adult, according to Johnson County Court documents.

Johnson County rolls out $3,000 bonuses to support sheriff's office

OLATHE, Kan. - In an effort to retain employees, Johnson County will offer up to $3,000 in bonuses to staff in the corrections department and in the sheriff's office. Thursday morning, the Johnson County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) unanimously approved plans to provide a one-time retention bonus for county departments with a vacancy rate of 20% or more.

It's proving increasingly hard to hire cops in Kansas - and to avoid losing them to other jobs

TOPEKA, Kansas - The Dodge City Police Department struggles to keep officers. Stress, in an era where police complain they've become pariahs, only makes it harder to hire and keep officers on patrol. All that turnover means more work for the officers that remain, which could bring on more burnout.

Raytown police looking for missing 11-year-old last seen getting into an SUV Tuesday night

Raytown police are looking for an 11-year-old that has not been seen since early Tuesday night. Police say they are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of Jackson Nimley. Authorities say he was last seen around the 8800 block of 80th Terrace on Aug. 2, around 7:30 p.m.

Jackson County honors slain North Kansas City police officer's life

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A fallen North Kansas City police officer is honored two weeks after he was shot and killed during a traffic stop. The Jackson County Legislature adopted a resolution recognizing 32-year-old officer Daniel Vasquez during the legislature's meeting Monday morning.

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