Kansas City Crime Scene: Local Control Fight As Illegals Kill Teen Amid Drug Deal

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State control of Kansas City's police has roots in the Civil War

Kansas City is the only major city that lacks control over its own police department. The oft-stated rationale for state control is to prevent local partisan politics from interfering with the workings of the department. Champions of the unusual setup often cite the political corruption under the Pendergast political machine in the 1930s as a rationale.

Men, illegally in Kansas City, convicted of kidnapping, murder

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two men convicted of kidnapping will spend the rest of their lives in federal prison. Jonathan M. Bravo-Lopez, 27, and Juan D. Osorio, 28, are from Mexico but live in Kansas City, according to court documents.

Two men convicted of kidnapping, murder in death of Kansas City, Missouri 19-year-old seen forced into an SUV

The last time anyone saw 19-year-old Christian Escutia alive, he was being forced into an SUV outside his northeast Kansas City home. He was later found dead on the side of the road, having been shot in the head three times.Federal authorities announced on Tuesday that two men have been convicted of kidnapping and murder in connection with his death.Jonathan M.

Charges filed against 51-year-old man in Jefferson Street homicide

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 51-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder and three other crimes for allegedly shooting and killing Curtis Henderson on Dec. 14 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney's Office announced Tuesday that Francisco "Pancho" Enriquez had been charged with murder, two counts of armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon in the death of Henderson, 58.

Suspect arrested, charged in deadly KCK shooting near 10th, Pacific

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A 31-year-old man has been arrested and charged for the shooting death of 23-year-old Ali Alesani-Natvidad in Kansas City, Kansas earlier this month. The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department reports Alvaro R. Lozano was arrested in Kansas City, Missouri. He has been charged in Wyandotte County with first-degree murder.

Man charged with first-degree murder after KCK police say a victim was found shot to death in the street

A suspect is now in custody and charged with first-degree murder in connection with a Friday morning shooting that happened earlier this month.Officers were called to the area of 10th Street and Pacific Avenue around 9 a.m. on Dec. 9 after receiving calls about shots fired.Police were patrolling nearby and rushed to the scene.

Kansas City man charged with murder in shooting death of another man

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office has charged a 51-year-old man with the murder of another man on Dec. 14 in Midtown. Francisco J. Enriquez faces charges of second-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon, and two counts of armed criminal action. Officers responded to a report of gunfire around 1 a.m.

Teacher secretly takes sexual video of exchange student, sends it to others, MO cops say

A Missouri teacher was hosting a 16-year-old exchange student in his home when he recorded a sexual video of the teen, officials said. Then the teacher shared the video with others, according to the St. Louis County Police Department. The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office issued charges against Joseph Gutowski, of St.

Family warns of possible scam after receiving mystery parking ticket in Kansas City

LENEXA, Kan. - One Kansas City metro family suspects its been scammed. Their teenager, who was attending a Sunday night event in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, received a parking ticket with a huge fine at a parking lot, but the parking company has no record of it.

KCPD asks for help locating missing boy, 13

Kansas City, Missouri, police are asking for your help finding a missing 13-year-old boy.Lee Smith was last seen Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the area of NW 60th St and N Broadway.

268: KC Mothers in Charge

On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast we're joined by Rosilyn Temple, founder of Kansas City's Mother's in Charge, an organization that seeks to reduce violent crime through prevention, education and intervention, and to guide and support the families of victims of homicide.

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