Kansas City Crime: Late Death, Doggie Attack & Whiskers Cafe Crowdfunding

Our editorial stance . . . 

The historic rise in deadly crime SHOULD BE KANSAS CITY'S TOP CONCERN. 

Sadly . . . That's not the case despite an election season rush and so much posturing for money and power. 

Given that fact of life . . . We're a bit bummed out but still dedicated to helping our readers learn more about threats right in their backyard. 

And so we take a quick look at police action and all manner of crime reporting . . .

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Victim dies in the hospital several days after shooting in Kansas City

The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department has opened a homicide investigation after a late death in a shooting that occurred over the weekend. It's the latest in a string of homicides in the city. Just before 11:45 p.m. on March 11, 2023, officers were called to the 1500 block of West 12th Street in response to a shooting call.

Kansas City Police lawyer accused of withholding public records leaves department

Holly Dodge, the Kansas City Police Department general counsel who was accused by a former department attorney of wrongly withholding public records, is no longer with the police department. According to KCPD officials, Dodge chose to leave the department and her last day was Wednesday. She joined the department Aug.

Olathe family crushed after attack at boarding facility kills one dog, injures another

OLATHE, Kan. (KCTV) - The Crowells are heartbroken at the loss of Bauer. He was a 15-year-old Pomeranian-Shih-Tzu mix that weighed 10 pounds. He was attacked by another dog at a boarding facility in Olathe. One bite killed him. Their other dog, Henry - a mini labradoodle mix - was at the same facility.

Missouri sheriff, deputies charged in criminal conspiracy involving kidnapping plot

POTOSI, Mo. - Iron County Sheriff Jeffery Burkett has been charged in a criminal conspiracy involving a kidnapping plot. Two of Burkett's deputies and an Iron County resident were also charged. The Washington County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is handling the case.

New ATF forensics lab in Kansas will help solve gun crimes

WICHITA -Steven Dettelbach, Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives joined Director of Bureau of Justice Assistance Director Karhlton Moore and Senator JerryMoran to announce construction of a new ATF Forensics Laboratory on the gourds of Wichita State University's Innovation Campus.

Missouri man wanted to ban words like 'riot' and 'mob' from Jan. 6 trial. Judge says no

Prosecutors can use the words riot, mob and breach at next week's trial of a Missouri locksmith who they say invaded the Capitol on Jan. 6 dressed as George Washington, a federal judge ruled this week. At a hearing in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Royce C.

Silver Alert issued for missing 61-year-old man from Kansas City

Kansas City Police Department A Silver Alert was issued for Juan Cerritos, who was last seen on Thursday morning walking in the area of Gladstone and N. Belmont. SOURCE: Kansas City Police Department Kansas City police are looking for a missing 61-year-old man who may be endangered.

Whiskers Cat Cafe asking for donations after thieves break door, steal cash register

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Whiskers Cat Cafe is asking for help after thieves targeted their business. Owner Audrey Boese said workers arrived to Whiskers Thursday morning to find the glass to their front door shattered and their cash register taken .

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