Kansas City Crime Scene: Police Tribute, Summer Strategy & Gunfire

Lots to consider this evening as we notice police action, well-deserve tribute and the ongoing struggle to achieve public safety amid increasingly violent local streets.

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KCPD Holds 2024 Memorial Service

Chief Stacey Graves led the ceremony which included an honor guard, a 21-gun salute, the KCPD Color Guard, bagpipers, and a helicopter flyover. There were 120 flags on display at the ceremony representing each one of these officers. For 120 hours preceding the service, dispatchers read one officer's name per hour over the police radio system.

Kansas Citians welcome KCPD's summer 'entertainment district plan' to curb ATV, off-road riders

The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department is deploying its entertainment district plan, which means there will be more officers across town on Friday and Saturday nights.

Father, son charged after caught trafficking guns, drugs in Kansas City

A father and son from Kansas City have been federally charged with multiple felonies after they were allegedly caught illegally trafficking firearms and drugs.

Teen pleads guilty in murder of 15-year-old girl in Olathe

Davon Washington, a 17-year-old, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder and another count of juvenile in possession of a firearm,

Man pleads guilty in 2020 shootings of KCMO police officer, RideKC bus driver

A man pleaded guilty Thursday in the 2020 shootings of a Kansas City, Missouri, police officer and a bus driver.

Independence man makes first court appearance after wife's murder

A continuance has been ordered for a bond review hearing for the man accused of strangling his wife while getting treatment at a Kansas City hospital.

Man found not guilty in Shawnee teen's overdose death

A Johnson County jury on Thursday acquitted a man accused of giving a Shawnee, Kansas teenager the pill responsible for his fatal overdose.

2 shooting victims, 1 with critical injuries, taken Thursday night to KCMO hospital

Two shooting victims, one with life-threatening gunshot wounds, were dropped off about five minutes apart at a KCMO hospital.

One taken into custody after hit-and-run causes 2 more crashes on I-470 in KC

One driver was taken into custody following a hit-and-run collision that caused at least two other crashes near Cable Dahmer Arena.

'Change is possible': Raytown mom reunites with her kids after overcoming drug addiction

According to the 2022 United States National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 46.8 million Americans age 12 and older battled a substance use disorder in the past year.

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