Kansas City Crime Scene: Snapchat Weed Dealer Nabbed & FAIL Against Violence

Right now we share a quick compilation of local crime stories and more info on worsening Kansas City metro violence.

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Study: Kansas City ranks No. 1 for highest homicide rate increase

( NewsNation) - Crime has remained a significant issue in the minds of voters since the beginning of the year. It's why President Joe Biden addressed the issue in his State of the Union address in March and why it's ranked as one of the most popular topics on a NewsNation/Decision Desk HQ poll earlier this month.

Grandview man admits to using Snapchat to sell drugs, possessing gun stolen from police

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Grandview, Missouri, man admitted to using his Snapchat account to sell drugs in addition to possessing a gun that had been stolen from a Grain Valley police officer. Antonio Johnson, 20, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.

'The city is failing': Leaders denounce homicides as KC approaches second deadliest year

With 18 homicides so far this month in Kansas City, local leaders gathered Thursday to bring attention to the alarming violence rate and offer solutions. The city has suffered 141 homicides in 2022. It is on pace to become the second deadliest year on record, according to data tracked by The Star, which includes fatal police shootings.

Kansas City detectives attempting to identify person of interest in Tuesday night homicide

Detectives are attempting to identify a person of interest in a homicide that occurred near 57th and Troost late Tuesday night. One man died and two women were sent to the hospital around 11:30 p.m. in the shooting KCPD is investigating. [/twitter]Officers found a man and woman who had been shot in front of a building.

America's crime wave is not a right-wing myth

The most memorable moment of Tuesday's fiery debate between New York governor Kathy Hochul and her Republican challenger, Lee Zeldin, centred on crime. After Zeldin hammered Hochul on bail-reform laws that put criminals back on the streets, one of the main themes of his campaign, Hochul seemed to admit more than she might have wished.

Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools Board to consider partnership to put Narcan into schools

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Kansas, Public School District's Board of Education is expected to consider an item Tuesday night regarding a partnership between the Unified Government Public Health Department and KCKPS to integrate Narcan, an antidote for opioid overdoses, into schools. UGPHD created a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Aug.

'Journey of healing': Fundraiser started for 18-year-old paralyzed in deadly KC shooting

Family members of an 18-year-old paralyzed in a Sunday afternoon shooting that left his friend dead in Kansas City's Northland have started a fundraising effort to help pay for the surviving teenager's medical expenses as they expect he may never walk again.

Kansas City-area clergy, KCPD, stand together with grieving mother against domestic violence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Trinity Temple Church in Grandview is mourning the loss of a member of their flock - 23-year-old EraShae Johnson was shot and killed 10 days ago. EraShae's mother pleaded for justice Thursday as she stood next to pastors and police.

Kansas City anti-crime activist Alvin Brooks at 90: 'I hope we raised some questions'

In honor of Alvin Brooks' decades of public service, he's set to receive the prestigious Henry W. Bloch Humans Relations Award on Sunday. Brooks, 90, has won awards in the past, but he said this one is just different. "It's sort of like the granny of them all, I think," said Brooks.

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