Kansas City Crime Scene: Metro Violence Spikes Amid Heatwave

Here's the thing . . . 


 Honestly, running from polar bears is the least of our worries when every trip to the gas station can end in tragedy.

Accordingly, we share a recent roundup after two KCMO killings already today and a woman jacked and beaten bloody in Raytorwn . . .

Man stabbed to death inside east Kansas City apartment

A man is dead after a stabbing inside an apartment near 23rd Street and Wheeling Avenue in east Kansas City on Monday.

Kansas City police investigating homicide near I-435, Eastwood Trafficway

Kansas City police say the victim was found in the parking lot of a laundromat with gunshot wounds. No suspect has been identified.

Woman in critical condition, suspect in custody following assault in Raytown

One person was taken into police custody at the scene.

Affidavit reveals new details from night of fatal Leavenworth police shooting

A recently released affidavit contains the accounts of Leavenworth police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a suspect on Aug. 10.

Kansas City man sentenced for assisting two Cass County inmates in their escape from jail

Steven Lydell Williams, 64, aided two federally convicted inmates following their escape from the Cass County Jail.

Farrow Avenue shooting victim dies after being shot multiple times

The shooting took place in the 3700 block of Farrow Avenue just after 3:30 a.m.

Jackson County Legislature approves $1.5 million to help Kansas City's troubled 911 system

On Monday afternoon, the Jackson County Legislature voted 9-0 to approve more than $1.5 million for new computer servers for that 911 system.

And now today's compilation hotness . . .

Kansas City breaks heat index record for third day in a row

Monday's peak heat index hit 119 degrees, breaking Sunday's record of 118 degrees, which broke Saturday's tied record of 117 degrees.

KSHB 41's Cassie Wilson says high humidity, temps in upper 90s combine for historic heat in Kansas City

We are living through a historic heat combination in Kansas City and it all started Saturday, Aug. 19. KSHB 41's Cassie Wilson is breaking it down.

What to expect from Evergy with extreme heat in Kansas City area

While there have been some outages, Evergy and BPU said they're ready to meet energy needs as extreme heat sticks around the Kansas City area.

Kansas City's heat keeps hospitals and urgent care facilities on high alert

The medical community has been putting out information to keep people safe, knowing temperatures would be dangerous this week.

Families flock inside Union Station to avoid heat wave

In the midst of a days-long heat wave, families sought relief Monday inside Union Station's Science City.

Kansas City group beating the heat by raising funds to secure winter boots for Ukrainian families

"There were a lot of amputations this year from frostbite and injuries from shrapnel," Masha Ramsey, an advocate for Ukraine, said.

Trash pickup delays, cancellations due to excessive Kansas City area heat

With that dangerous heat, residents in the Kansas City metro and surrounding area may experience delays or cancellations on their trash being picked up this week.

Air conditioners will be put to the test this week in Kansas City; Here's how to give them a hand

The National Weather Service said Sunday it's possible the Kansas City area hasn't seen a prolonged heat wave like this week since 1995.

Record central U.S. heat wave delivers 'life-threatening' conditions

Hundreds of records have fallen since Friday, and the pace is about to increase. Heat indexes surpassed 120 degrees in more than a dozen locations across Kansas, Missouri and Iowa on Sunday.

FORECAST: Excessive heat warnings remain in place, air quality alert in effect Monday night

An excessive heat warning remains for all of the region through Thursday.

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