Kansas City Crime Scene: Bus Stop Gunfire, Quickie Stop Robbery & Fight For Community

Lots of items worth covering tonight and in this compilation we notice scary random violence along with inspiring efforts to push back rising crime.

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After decades of neighborhood violence, this Kansas City woman 'can feel the changes'

From 2001-2021, more than 20% of Kansas City's homicides have occurred in the Santa Fe neighborhood. Last year, the neighborhood became the focus of KC Common Good's efforts to reduce violence by addressing the root causes. Since then, it's seen a 78% decrease in homicides, leaving Marquita Taylor "cautiously optimistic."

Overland Park police searching for white tanker truck involved with fatal hit-and-run

The Oct. 9, 2023, collision left a pedestrian dead on I-435 near Metcalf Avenue

Suspect in Independence crime spree that killed one faces more charges

Jackson County prosecutors have filed more charges against the Blue Springs man in connection to a stabbing and two shootings late last month in Independence that left one man dead and two others i...

Shawnee police looking for man who robbed store of cash, cigarettes and lottery tickets

The suspect displayed a large kitchen knife and demanded cash, cigarettes and lottery tickets.

Overland Park man charged in fentanyl death from 2022

Overland Park man Hugo Cesar Guzman, Jr. was charged with dealing fentanyl that killed 19-year-old Wesley Howard in February of 2022.

'Had I known the difference:' Kansas City woman learns differences in reporting crime tips

KSHB 41 News anchor Taylor Hemness spoke with a Kansas City woman who made a tip in a crime, but made it in a way which made her ineligible for reward money.

Woman accused of shooting parent at bus stop in Blue Springs

A suspect in a Blue Springs shooting is now behind bars and facing charges after allegedly shooting another parents at a Blue Springs bus stop.

Long-time community advocate Alvin Brooks weighs in on KCPD's reinstated missing persons unit

KSHB 41 heard the voices of the community this past spring when the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department announced it would change how it approaches missing persons cases.

Former scammer now helping people avoid romance scams; what to know

A 24-year-old Nigerian romance scammer has switched sides and is now helping victims who are being taken to the cleaners by fake lovers.

Locally filmed State of Grace is a moving portrait of fentanyl addiction

"'State of Grace' is also a not-so-subtle story of postpartum anxiety and depression."

Hispanic Heritage Month: Kansas City man uses mother nature to fight crime

Jorge Coromac has dedicated 17 years to a flourishing butterfly garden.

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