Kansas City Crime Scene: Deadly Prospect, Court Fights & Postscript

For close readers we gather these news items regarding police action, pending court cases and continued community outreach amid a Summer crime spike.

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Violent trend on Prospect Ave. continues with Wednesday night homicide

A shooting on Prospect Ave. Wednesday is bringing more attention to a concerning trend of violence on the street.

Judge to decide if minor accused of killing 11-year-old Kourtney Freeman will be tried as adult

A judge will decide in October if a minor accused of shooting and killing 11-year-old Kourtney Freeman will stand trial as an adult.

Woman accused of child abuse posts bond day after judge denies motion to reduce it

A Raytown woman accused of abusing two teens posted bond Thursday, a day after she and a man were denied a bond reduction by a judge in Jackson County Court.

KC man pleads guilty after ATF vehicle struck during attempted search

A Kansas City man has pleaded guilty to charges connected to an incident in which he rammed into an ATF agent's vehicle during an attempted search.

Jury trial set for second brother accused of roll in NKC High School shooting

A jury trial has now been set for both brothers accused of taking part in a shooting outside North Kansas City High School which injured two individuals.

Ray County Sheriff Scott Childers files new motion claiming AG's petition for ouster is retaliation

Ray County Sheriff Scott Childers filed a new motion claiming the Missouri Attorney General's petition to remove Childers from office is retaliation.

University Health asks for public's help to identify man who showed up injured at emergency room

University Health is asking for the public's help to identify a man who was taken to the hospital's emergency room.

Missouri offers a drug treatment tool to help protect kids. Why is it rarely used in Kansas City?

Missouri child advocates and legislators are alarmed over the sporadic use of a program to steer parents to drug rehabilitation and keep their children out of foster care. It's especially underutilized in Kansas City and St. Louis.

Woman fighting for change after daughter killed in 2021 Kansas City shooting

An Independence woman is now the guardian of her grandson after her daughter was killed - but that was just the start of her troubles.

Family of McKinley Johnson, man killed in triple shooting, speaks out about violence in KCMO

Early Monday morning, a triple shooting occurred near Truman Road and Grand Boulevard in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

Missouri made special accommodations before executing David Hosier

A week before condemned inmate David Hosier was put to death by lethal injection, the Missouri Department of Corrections agreed to make several accommodations at his execution, including providing a local anesthetic and sedative, to satisfy his legal team and avoid lawsuits that could tie up the process, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.

KC community comes together to celebrate abuse victim's 18th birthday

A Kansas City community came together for a one-of-a-kind birthday for a young man recovering from torture so bad, doctors were not sure if he would live.

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