Kansas City Crime Scene: Gunfire, Runaround & Court Consequences

We're not going to burden our late night & early morning readers with too much info.

Instead we want to take a quick moment to share a bevy of EXCELLENT CRIME REPORTING from across the metro.

There are couple of items we might hit again for the front page but for now these update provides a glimpse at yet another violent Summer in KCMO.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Shooting on U.S. Highway 71 at Blue River Road snarled traffic Wednesday evening

One person was critically injured in a shooting on U.S. Highway 71 at Blue River Road on Wednesday evening, police said.

WATCH: Suspect leads deputies on low-speed moped chase in Clay County

A Clay County pursuit after a Vespa moped with less than 50cc went through neighborhoods down major roads and through multiple parks.

Kansas City man charged in stabbing that injured two children

Jackson County prosecutors charged 25-year-old Gabriel Martinez with assault and armed criminal action after he allegedly stabbed two of his girlfriend's children.

Man charged in east Kansas City deadly shooting of mother of seven

A 37-year-old Kansas City man is facing multiple charges in connection to a deadly shooting last month of a woman in east Kansas City.

Trial date set for retired KCK detective charged in sexual assault investigation

He was charged with federal civil rights crimes for sexually assaulting two victims while acting under color of law, the U.S. Department of Justice stated.

Blue Springs School District experiences ripple effect of recent Bobby Hawk allegations

Blue Springs School District elementary school parents are jumping into action after being alerted the annual Kindergarten school supply donations will not happen this year.

Kansas City mother, daughter charged with manslaughter in death of relative: Prosecutors

Latoya White and Monique Hunt were charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Lester White.

Targeted enforcement operation leads to felony theft arrests in Johnson County

A targeted enforcement operation in Johnson County recently led to several felony theft arrests.

'The legacy is powerful': Blair Shanahan Lane's mom to continue daughter's legacy following bill signing

On Tuesday, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed Blair's Law making celebratory gunfire illegal statewide.

Missouri attorney general blocks release of woman whose murder conviction was overturned

A lawyer from the Attorney General Andrew Bailey's office questioned if some other old charges should keep her in prison.

'Bright and witty': Independence Avenue organization remembers Jaynie Crosdale as more than victim

A group that helps women on the streets remember Jaynie Crosdale as a headstrong woman and say Timothy Haslett being charged in her murder sends a message of hope to women like Crosdale.

Kansas City police step up to answer a different call of duty

Kansas City, Mo., Police shared a picture of two Community Interaction Officers installing an air conditioner at a woman's home.

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