Kansas City Crime Scene: Homicide Count Redux & Trans Killer Executed

In another compilation tonight we take a glimpse at a summary of last year's slaughter along with the ongoing cycle of misery from this new year.

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Kansas City ends 2022 with second-worst homicide total

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City officially saw its second-deadliest homicide total in 2022, according to FOX4 data. The city recorded 167 homicides in 2022, based on FOX4's independent homicide tracker. However, the Kansas City Police Department has recorded 169 homicides in its yearly total.

New KCMO Police Board member expected to be appointed in late February

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There's one open seat on the KCMO Board of Police Commissioners and that seat is expected to be filled late next month, according to a spokesperson for Gov. Mike Parson. The five-member board, which includes KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas, is the governing body for the city's police department.

Missouri executes transgender woman for 2003 murder of girlfriend

Missouri on Tuesday executed an inmate believed to be the first openly transgender woman to be put to death in the United States. Amber McLaughlin, 49, died by lethal injection for the 2003 killing of her girlfriend, Beverly Guenther. Prior to the execution, McLaughlin could only be saved by Missouri Gov.

Blue Valley students, teachers to return to school with new security measure in place

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Blue Valley School District plans to introduce students, staff, teachers and others to a new security measure when classes resume Wednesday. The district has installed CrisisAlert, a system that advertises the ability for all staff members to initiate a call for help with a push of a button on a specialized badge.

Raytown man identified as victim in New Year's Day homicide in Independence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A shooting inside an Independence convenience store on New Year's Day killed a 24-year-old Raytown man. Officers were sent about 1 p.m. on a reported shooting in the parking lot of the Short Stop Gas Station in the 9000 block of East U.S. 40 Highway.

KHP: 5 killed in 4 crashes, DUI arrests double over New Year's weekend

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Five people died in four crashes on Kansas highways over a busy New Year's weekend that also saw the Kansas Highway Patrol make 22 DUI arrests, a number that doubled the total for the same time span last year. The Kansas Highway Patrol on Tuesday, Jan.

Andrew Bailey officially takes over as Missouri's new attorney general * Missouri Independent

Andrew Bailey was sworn in Tuesday morning as Missouri's new Attorney General. He replaces Eric Schmitt, who was also sworn in Tuesday as the newest U.S. Senator from the state. Bailey, 41, was appointed by Gov. Mike Parson just before Thanksgiving.

Kansas City police ask for help in locating woman last seen at hospital in December

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police in Kansas City, Missouri, are asking for the public's help to locate a woman who was last seen at hospital on Dec. 27, 2022. Debro Saad, 69, was last known to be at Research Medical Center located at 2316 Meyer Boulevard in KCMO.

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