Kansas City Crime Scene: Nonprofit Murder Suspect, Traffic Crime & TIPS Reassurance

Lots of items to consider for late night & early morning readers as we check police action, court cases, ALLEGED misdeeds and more public information . . .

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Founder of KC nonprofit focused on preventing re-incarceration is charged with murder

Na'im Al-Amin founded Swagg Inc. in 2019. He's received praise and support from across Kansas City in the years since.

Missouri governor rejects mercy plea from man set to be executed for killing 6-year-old girl

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said Monday that the state will proceed with this week's planned execution of a man who abducted and killed a 6-year-old girl nearly two decades ago.

Family of Kansas City mass shooting victim pursuing legislation for stricter gun laws in Missouri

The family of victim killed in a Kansas City, Missouri, mass shooting is now pursuing legislation for stricter gun laws.

15-year-old charged after Lenexa 16-year-old shot in face

A 15-year-old is now facing charges after a Lenexa teen was shot in the face over the weekend near 91st Street and Pflumm Road.

Alleged Olathe East shooter receives 2-week continuance in court Monday

Jaylon Elmore, the 19-year-old accused of shooting a school resource officer and former assistant principal at Olathe East High School last year, appeared in court Monday.

Family of Liberty man killed in hit-and-run asking for help

Family of the 30-year-old Liberty man who died is asking for help in finding out what happened to their loved one, urging the person responsible to come forward.

Kansas City area woman killed in pedestrian crash in Hickory County

A woman from Raymore, Missouri, near Kansas City, has died after being hit by a car Monday afternoon in Hickory County.

Missouri Gov. Parson signs bill providing 'first-responder' resources to 911 dispatchers

Among legislation signed earlier this month by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is a bill that 911 dispatchers and telecommunication workers hope will improve their working conditions.

Crime Stoppers looks to dispel misconception that its TIPS Hotline is a branch of the KCPD

In 41 years, no one has ever been identified as one of the lines anonymous tipsters

Some places have struggled to reverse the trend. Cleveland and Kansas City, Missouri, have both seen homicides spike more than 25% compared to last year. Memphis continues to grapple with a deadly surge.

Homicides trending down in major cities across the country

After seeing a spike during the pandemic, major cities across the country are starting to see homicide numbers fall but rates remain above pre-pandemic 2019 levels.

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