Kansas City St. Patrick's Day 2023: Remembering The Faithful Departed

Again, it's worth repeating that it's only March but Kansas City is, yet again, in the midst of a great deal of human suffering by way of homicide, violence and political turmoil.

And so . . . We don't mind setting aside this post for links that don't really fit anywhere else but deserve attention.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

8 Kansas City homicides in one week, families grieve for answers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Violence has overwhelmed the city, police, and victims' families, as there have been 8 homicides in Kansas City just this last week alone. "This is definitely a trying time for the entire city," said Melesa Johnson, Director of Public Safety for Mayor Quinton Lucas.

Kansas City emergency crews rescue man who climbed television tower

Turner Twyman/KMBC SOURCE: Turner Twyman/KMBC Emergency crews are working to rescue someone who climbed up to the top of a radio tower in Kansas City on Friday. The tower is located at 31st and McGee Street in Kansas City. Police are unsure why the individual climbed up the tower.

UMKC philosophy professor Clancy Martin on his new book How Not to Kill Yourself: A Portrait of the Suicidal Mind

Author and professor of philosophy at UMKC Clancy Martin's newest book, How not to Kill Yourself: A Portrait of the Suicidal Mind, is available March 28, published by Pantheon. The book is a comprehensive study of suicidal ideation from various worldviews.

Woman killed by Volvo front-end loader at her Kansas City workplace

A woman was killed when she was struck by a Volvo front-end loader in the 4000 block of Winchester Ave. She was working at her job location when she was struck by it at around 4:28 p.m. on Friday, according to Kansas City police. The pedestrian was declared dead at the scene, police said.

Family mourns homicide victim, plans vigil

The family of Elizabeth Stivers is mourning after she was killed Tuesday evening in Lykins. They plan to hold a vigil on Sunday, March 19, at 7 p.m. at 4300 E. 7th Street. Her cousin, Jamie, has started a GoFundMe for funeral expenses, saying Elizabeth "was taken from this world too soon."

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