Kansas City Crime Scene: Rampant Gunfire, Worsening Hold Times & Tragedy Tribute

Once again we notice Spring/Summer 2024 violence on the verge of a serious spike and so we check some of the best local crime reporting, public safety testimony and renewed calls for community outreach.

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As thieves ransacked cars on their Kansas City street, neighbors sat on hold with 911

Residents of South Hyde Park said they watched thieves comb through two stolen cars, then speed away, all while they were on hold with KCPD's 911.

Police in Kansas City, Kansas, searched for subject Thursday who allegedly made threat toward student

Police in Kansas City, Kansas, searched an area Thursday near Gloria Willis Middle School for a subject who allegedly made a threat toward a student at the school.

2 charged with murder, child abuse after Kansas child dies in 2023

Two adults have been charged with murder and child abuse in the death of a juvenile in the summer of 2023.

Kansas City man sentenced to 8 years for 2022 deadly drunk driving crash

Kansas City, Missouri man, Alexander Kohrs, sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to killing Karla O'Malley in 2022 crash.

Double Shooting at 300 Block of Wabash Ave. | Northeast News

EllieAna HaleCommunity EngagementIntern & Reporter On Wednesday, April 17, 2024, officers responded to a shooting incident at the 300 block of Wabash Ave. Upon arrival, they found two victims, a...

SCOTUS to consider whether local governments can make it a crime to sleep outside * Missouri Independent

Texas, Tennessee and Missouri have passed statewide bans on camping on public property, with Tennessee making it a felony

KBI arrests police lieutenant accused of child sex crimes

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) arrested a Kansas police lieutenant for child sex crimes on Wednesday.

Ashcroft: Re-fund the police and invest in our communities

Over the last four years, progressive advocates pushing to defund the police have gotten their wish as resources have moved away from policing, toward social work, while making it more difficult for l...

Jackson County cyber attack delays Crown Center shooting case, documents show

A Kansas City man's case tied to the Crown Center shooting is delayed because of the cyber attack in Jackson County, according to court documents.

Neighbors, gun safety advocates urge proper firearm storage following accidental shooting in KCMO

A five-year-old boy is dead after he accidentally shot himself Tuesday night. Neighbors and Kansas City-area gun safety advocates share their thoughts on safe storage.

Motion to reduce bond continued by Judge in case of Chiefs rally shooter

A motion to reduce a $1 million bond for one of the two suspects charged with murder in connection with the Chiefs rally shooting has been continued to May by the presiding judge.

Man charged for allegedly shooting at driver in Lee's Summit road rage incident

A Holt, Missouri man is facing charges for allegedly shooting at another driver during a road rage incident in Lee's Summit.

Should 12-year-olds be tried as adults for felonies? Missouri reform could raise age

The bill would raise the age at which minors can be tried as adults, ban celebratory gunfire, and limit the powers of civilian police review boards.

Imprisoned drug-diluting pharmacist to be moved to halfway house soon, victims' lawyer says

A former KC-area pharmacist incarcerated for more than 20 years in a profit-boosting scheme to dilute tens of thousands of prescriptions for sick patients could be moved to a halfway house.

KCK police chief touts community activity for decrease in violent crime

Police chief Karl Oakman said the key to decreasing crime is being active.

11-year-old Kauffman School student killed in her home helped plan community violence workshop

When a child goes to school, they're bringing everything in with them. Ewing Marion Kauffman Middle School student Erica Nivins knows what that means.

Kansas City Police Athletic League's attendance up 260 percent since pandemic

The Kansas City Police Athletic League reports a significant rise in attendance, serving about 13,000 kids annually, as part of their community engagement efforts to reduce crime.

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