Kansas City Crime Scene: Arson Attack, Gunfire Deets & New Police Class

This morning we offer close readers a quick review of EXCELLENT local crime news and this local array of reporting on police action, court cases, ALLEGED misdeeds and community outreach.

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Kansas City suspect accused of trying to set man, house on fire

A Kansas City man is charged with attempted arson, assault, and other crimes after prosecutors charged him with setting a fire and trying to set a man on fire.

Man found shot to death Tuesday morning in KCK

Kansas City, Kansas, police found a man shot to death Tuesday morning in the 2000 block of North 33rd Terrace.

Neighbors react to deadly domestic violence shooting on Bellefontaine in Kansas City

According to detectives, the case is being investigated as domestic violence with no search for a suspect.

Man pleads guilty in 2022 fatal stabbing in Merriam

A man pleaded guilty Tuesday in connection to the 2022 stabbing death of Charles Dillon in Merriam.

Family frustrated at killer's sentence in 2022 KCK homicide

A killer was sentenced to just more than a decade in prison for killing a Kansas City, Kansas mother of five.

Investigators determine Independence Towers apartment fire was intentionally set

Independence Fire Department detectives have determined a fire that impacted 27 units early Monday morning at the Independence Towers apartment building was intentionally set.

More than 121 citations issued as part of Clay County crackdown on aggressive driving Friday

KCPD and Clay County Sheriff's office crackdown on traffic violations

Court documents reveal details in Missouri man's murder of wife

Court documents filed late last week provide additional details and a timeline in the murder of a 24-year-old woman by her husband.

Kansas lawmaker's law license suspended over conflicts of interest in murder case

A Republican Kansas lawmaker who already dropped his re-election campaign last month after he was arrested in a traffic stop has now been barred from practicing law for at least a year for mishandling conflicts of interest in a murder case.

'Huge impact on our little school': Lawrence's GED program affected by fatal shooting of 17-year-old student

Both the victim and suspect of a fatal shooting Thursday attended Lawrence Public Schools' "tight-knit" GED program, according to Ashley Eicholtz, the program's coordinator.

Surrounded by love, family of Mckinley Johnson Jr. hold vigil to honor him

Mckinley Johnson Jr.'s life was taken near Truman Road and Grand Boulevard. His family and loved ones came back to the place where their lives were changed to pay their respects.

What is justice? Kansas City man faces prison after years of clean living

A Kansas City man who has spent more than half of his adult life in prison has turned his life around. But, he may be going to back to lock up, despite living clean since his release.

182nd Entrant Officer Class Begins

The morning of June 17 was the first day of the police academy for 19 men and women wanting to serve with the Kansas City Missouri Police Department. They make up the 182nd Entrant Officer Class.

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