Kansas City Crime Scene: Homicide Crisis, Platte City Bank Heist & Thin Blue Line

In this update we cover police action, tragic updates, court cases and all manner of critical KC crime reporting.

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Homicide claims life of Captain Vonzell, Kansas City DJ, party promoter

Kansas City friends of Vonzell Bryant said the former business owner, DJ, and party promoter, was much more than just the city's first homicide of 2024.

Authorities investigating attempted bank robbery in Platte City, Missouri

Authorities say a man entered the Bank of Weston shortly before 11 a.m. on Friday and threatened a bank employee.

Lenexa man charged with robbing 2 Johnson County QuikTrips

A Lenexa, Kansas, man has been arrested after allegedly robbing multiple Johnson County gas stations in mid-December, police say.

Judge sentences Iowa man in Prairie Village Murder

Michael L. Balance was sentenced to 618 months in prison for murdering a Prairie Village man two years ago.

Appeals court denies UMB's attempt to revive RICO claim against Benton heirs - Kansas City Business Journal

UMB Bank's attempt to reinstate a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act lawsuit it filed against the heirs of the Thomas Hart Benton estate was denied by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. But the legal wrangling between the parties will continue in state court.

Law enforcement continued to follow suspect after KC police say they called off chase

The wrong-way crash killed two people, including an innocent bystander and the fleeing driver.

Cops shot on the job in 2023 hit new high, report says

(The Center Square) - A new report shows the number of police officers shot on the job hit a new high in 2023. The National Fraternal Order of Police, a national police group with nearly 400,000 ...

Kansas City's Santa Fe neighborhood sees decline in homicide cases during deadliest year on record

KCPD says the area accounted for 20 percent of the city's homicides since 2000

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