Kansas City Crime Scene: Cash Solutions Or Lack Thereof As Warmer Weather Looms

Locals know that violence escalates during the warmer months . . . Cooler temps are now gone as politicos tout solution they devised over Winter. 

Accordingly, we take a peek at police action, ongoing cases, mugshots & more . . .

Check TKC news gathering . . .

KCMO City Council allocates funding to nonprofits working to prevent violent crime among youth

KANSAS CITY, MO - The Kansas City, Missouri, City Council and Mayor Quinton Lucas are working to prevent violent crime this summer through new funding. The city officials joined forces to invest $30 million into violence prevention over five years. The focus of the funding is to work with grassroots organizations who are out in the community.

17-year-old charged with involuntary manslaughter after fatal crash in Shawnee

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 17-year-old has been charged in a fatal crash that left one person dead and one in critical condition on Sunday in Shawnee. Zakary Ignowski is charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter, one count of aggravated battery/great harm and one count of juvenile possession of a firearm.

Man sentenced in 2022 deadly shooting at Overland Park vacation home

OLATHE, Kan. - A Topeka, Kansas man is sentenced for a deadly shooting last year at an Overland Park home that was being used as a short-term rental. Anthony Duane Smith pleaded guilty in March to involuntary manslaughter. He was sentenced on Monday to four years and three months in prison, according to Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe.

Lee's Summit Police cracking down on "easily preventable crimes" with new initiative

The Lee's Summit Police Department has been trying to get the message out for years about locking your car doors and making sure no valuables are left out in the open. They respond to things stolen out of cars daily in the city, and in many cases the cars are unlocked and valuables left where thieves can see them."For us it's a nightly occurrence.

Family of man killed by KCK officer faces hurdles to get answers

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The family of a 50-year-old man living in Kansas City, Kansas, who was killed in a February police shooting said their requests to view body cam footage of the incident have been repeatedly denied.

'This Mother's Day was so hard': Family of slain Wyandotte High School teacher wants answers in case

KANSAS CITY, KS - A school, community and family are grieving the death of a Wyandotte High School teacher - Jamie Craig. Currently, a 14-year-old is detained and awaiting certification to be charged with second-degree murder in her death.

Shawnee middle school student brings two knives to school, principal says 'if you see something, say something'

JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. (KCTV) - Tuesday morning, a Shawnee middle school student brought weapons to Trailridge Middle School. Parents were sent an email from the principal to inform them of what happened. According to the email statement, administration and the school's resource officer responded immediately.

Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools police chief talks dangers of fentanyl as summer approaches

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Fifty officers are tasked with serving and protecting students and staff at the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools district, and they hope to do so even when school isn't in session. As the school year wraps up, Curtis Nicholson, the Chief of Police at KCKPS, wants to raise awareness about the dangers of fentanyl.

VIDEO: Sen. Moran Recognizes National Police Week, Honors Fallen Kansas Police Officers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today spoke on the Senate Floor to recognize National Police Week and remember Kansas law enforcement who passed away in 2022. National Police Week was established by President John F. Kennedy in 1962, and this year runs from May 14 - May 20.

Going 360: Impact of youth violence, possible solutions

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Guns are the leading cause of death for American children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Kaiser Family Foundation says 4,357 children and teens died from gun deaths in 2020 - including assaults, suicides, and unintentional or undetermined deaths.

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