Kansas City Crime Scene: Will Warm Weather Worsen Historic Homicide Surge???

Again, for the record . . . 


Consider . . .

We're trending ahead of last year . . . The 2nd deadliest year in local history.  KC only had 36 homicides at this date in 2022.

We're even far ahead of 2020 -- KC's deadliest year on record . . . In April of that year there only 41 killings. 

KCPD stats reveal 45 homicides have been recorded so far in 2023. 

Again . . . The response from KCMO has been 30-MILLION BUCKS worth of funding for no-show "anti-crime" activist jobs. 

Meanwhile . . . Pro-police council candidates earned only moderate success in this week's primary election. 

More importantly . . .

History has shown us that crime typically increases during the warmer months of the year and then remains higher through the holiday season. 

And so . . . We take this early morning pause in the violence to share some recent crime news and hope that there's some kind of plan coming in order to curb this town's deadly record-breaking trend and save lives.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Raid that injured 3 KCK officers puts spotlight on fight against fentanyl

The fight against fentanyl isn't new. But Wednesday's fentanyl raid that injured three KCK police officers has put the spotlight on it.Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe said his office spent Thursday morning with the county's crime lab, learning about the prevalence of fentanyl in Johnson County.

Jury convicts Kansas City man in October 2022 downtown deadly shooting

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FBI releases surveillance photo of suspect involved in Leawood bank robbery

FBI Kansas City SOURCE: FBI Kansas City The FBI is investigating another bank robbery in the Kansas City metro area. The Wells Fargo at 2000 W. 103rd Street in Leawood, Kan., was robbed Thursday at around noon. A white male with a medium build entered the bank shortly after noon and gave the teller a demand note.

Crews discovered illegal dumping, coyote carcasses disposed near waterways

LEAVENWORTH COUNTY, Kan. (KCTV) - Public works crews completing maintenance in Leavenworth County discovered illegal dumping and the improper disposal of coyote carcasses near local waterways. County officials want to remind residents that illegal dumping and the improper disposal of dead animals can cause contamination downstream.

Kansas City man convicted in 2021 shooting that killed man outside market

A Kansas City, Mo., man has been convicted of a 2021 fatal shooting.Byron Fowler was found guilty of second-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of armed criminal action. The November 2021 shooting claimed the life of Edmon Alexander, who was murdered outside of a market on 43rd and Cleveland in KCMO.

Northland mom says reckless driver drove through her yard, almost hitting two children

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Northland homeowner said she feared for her son's life. That family, which lives in the Fairfield subdivision off Northeast Cookingham Drive, shared doorbell video with FOX4 that shows a speeding car drive across their lawn on Tuesday. Melisa Freeman, the homeowner, said she believes that car was trying to hit two teenagers.

Officials at Lake of the Ozarks won't answer ATF questions about local gun businesses

Leaders of the largest county at Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks say they will not answer questions from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives about local gun businesses. At Thursday's county commission meeting, Presiding Commissioner Ike Skelton notified the public that the ATF had recently sent emails to county staffers asking whether four gun businesses were in compliance with local zoning and business licensing regulations.

Missouri Republicans push for 'constitutional sheriffs' amendment to go to voters

State Sen. Jill Carter speaks to the media surrounded by local sheriffs from around the state and a handful of GOP senators on April 5, 2023 (Jason Hancock/Missouri Independent) A Senate committee heard proposed legislation Wednesday that would enshrine the role of county sheriff's departments into the state constitution.

Grant Wahl's widow shares the many ways 'Ted Lasso' creators paid tribute to KC native

Fans of "Ted Lasso," the hit Apple+ show, have learned by now to look for Easter eggs while watching. Many of those "did-you-notice" moments have been about Kansas City, and the latest episode contains nods to a man who grew up in KC: Grant Wahl.

Father of fentanyl victim warns of drugs impact

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A dad who lost his 15-year-old son to fentanyl is warning parents and children the need to take the drug seriously. "Take heed. Take notice. Get involved," said Andrew Burris. "Spread the message and I want you to understand that Fentanyl epidemic is real and I never, ever want another child to die from this."

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