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More arrests as No Violence Project conducts another sweep

The Kansas City No Violence Alliance (NoVA) continued its “group enforcements” yesterday, resulting in nearly 20 arrests and other actions. NoVA officers also found severe code violations at two properties they raided. As part of Operation ...
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UMKC gets FBI award for role in NoVA crime prevention

UMKC has gotten an award from the FBI for its role in the NoVA (No Violence Alliance) project. Each field office of the FBI gives its Director’s Community Leadership Award each year to recognize outstanding achievements and contributions toward ...
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Offenders stayed on wrong path, officials say

The No Violence Alliance in a Tuesday sweep arrested 54 people in the northeast area, sending a message citywide. Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said that if people continue with violence “We will meet you with all we’ve got.” As ...

Stealing in bulk draws big sentence

A group of men who for years stole things like beer, ribs and chicken by the ton are out of business. A federal judge on Monday sentenced a Kansas City man for his role in stealing trucks, trailers and cargo that included the meat and Budweiser. Kenneth ...
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Murder by mistake or hate crime?

  A Kansas City man intentionally ran down a 15-year-old boy and killed him east of downtown in what the defendant said was a murder by mistake, according to court records. Jackson County prosecutors today announced charges against Ahmed ...
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More murder charges in five deaths

A grand jury has indicted a man for two more south Kansas City murders. Brandon Howell, 34, had been charged previously with three first-degree murders for related shotgun killings. Charges for the Sept. 2 attack on five people had been first-degree ...
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Men charged in death of 6-year-old girl

Leandre Smith Jackson County prosecutors on Wednesday announced charges against two men in the drive-by shooting that killed a 6-year-old girl. Howard Chase IV, 19, and Leandre Smith, 21, are charged with second-degree murder, unlawful use of ...
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Man charged with murder near city hall

Jackson County prosecutors on Wednesday charged a Kansas City man within hours of a fatal shooting near city hall. Rickey C. Battee, 25, is charged with second degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Jai T. Scott. A video from ...
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Murder near city hall closes street

The street west of city hall is closed this morning as police investigate a fatal shooting. Police Chief Darryl Forte said police are looking for the gun used. A suspect is in custody after the shooting at about 7:30 a.m. The victim, described ...
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City homicide totals trending way down

The number of city homicides is almost 30 fewer than at this time over the last three years, but work is just getting started, police reported Tuesday. “We have seen the greatest reduction in homicides in almost 50 years, … but don’t slam ...