Kansas City Crime Scene: Double Homicide Killed Teens As School Threats Intensify

Right now we share a quick roundup of crime reporting, neighborhood news and community reaction to increased violence.

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Kansas City, Missouri, police identify 16-, 18-year-old victims of Sunday's double homicide

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department has identified the two victims of a double homicide Sunday in the 2000 block of East 38th Street. The two teenage male victims were identified as Devohn Dudley-Reese, 16, and Jazion Sanders, 18.

'I'm scared': Parents react after social media post threatens violence at KC middle school

A social media post threatening a mass shooting at a Kansas City school is under investigation.The Snapchat threat claimed multiple people were planning on targeting specific students and teachers at Center Middle School.A Center Schools representative sent an email to parents Monday night stating the district was working with the Kansas City Police Department to catch whoever posted the threat."I'm scared.

Kansas City man sentenced for meth trafficking in Independence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Missouri man was sentenced in federal court Tuesday for possessing methamphetamine to distribute. The Department of Justice reports Scott D. Walker, 52, was sentenced to 11 years and three months in federal prison without parole. On March 1, 2022, Walker pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

Wichita has spent $150,000 on legal fees in defense of police gang list - Kansas Reflector

TOPEKA - The City of Wichita has paid a private law firm more than $150,000 in legal fees to defend itself from litigation over the police department's use of a gang list.

Cass County officials put property owner on notice to clean up illegal 'salvage yard'

Cass County's county codes and zoning director has given a property owner south of Pleasant Hill 30 days to clean up a "salvage yard" just feet away from the Rock Island Spur of the Katy Trail. The property owner lives without running water, electricity service, or sewage treatment along South Roush Road near the intersection of East State Route P.

Gun expert urges parents to be more cautious with firearms

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's a bigger problem than some may think, data from the Center for Disease Control shows shootings in 2020 took the lives of more Kansas and Missouri kids and teens under 18 than car accidents.

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