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NoVA model to cross the state

Kansas City Mayor Sly James welcomed St. Louis law enforcement officials, in town today to learn about Kansas City’s No Violence Alliance. St. Louis law enforcement officials – fighting big increases in homicides – met today with counterparts ...
thomas

Violent armed robber charged

Edward K. Thomas. A KCK man has been charged with a series of armed robberies, two of them in the Westport area. Jackson County prosecutors announced three counts of first-degree robbery and three counts of armed criminal action against Edward ...

Arrest in weekend armed robberies

A local TV station is reporting that one suspect has been charged in a series of armed robberies across Midtown last weekend. Police think he is part of the group of young men responsible for at least six armed robberies on Friday and Saturday ...
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Man gets 25 years for second knife attack

A Jackson County judge on Friday sentenced a Kansas City man to 25 years for attacking a man with a butcher knife For Gary Lovelady, 50, it will be his second long prison term for a knife attack. In 1985, he was convicted of robbery and other ...

Man sentenced for drug deal, firearm possession

An man who ripped off an undercover officer and got caught after a high-speed chase showed no remorse. He should have shot the undercover officer, he told police who cuffed him. Luis Alberto Vasquez-Pena, 24, of Mexico, pleaded guilty in federal ...

Scheme used homeless to cash checks

A federal judge this week sentenced three men for their role in a scheme that used homeless people to cash counterfeit payroll checks. The three pleaded guilty previously for the scheme that passed more than $400,000 in checks in Kansas City. ...

Huge drug operation busted

Hundreds of pounds of meth, cocaine and heroin  flowed from Mexico to California to Kansas City, and money from their sale went back the other way, according to a federal indictment. Federal prosecutors said Monday that 17 of 26 defendants ...

Man charged in domestic violence murder

A Kansas City man is charged with the beating death of his girlfriend, Jackson County prosecutor announced Wednesday. Morris L. Smith, 45, is charged with first-degree murder in the Tuesday death of Kimberly D. Hetzler, 36. She was found dead ...

“Shot, beaten, burned:” Prosecutor calls child victim rate alarming

For whatever reasons, many children have been recent victims of violence in the metropolitan area. On Friday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker noted the grim trend in a media release. Our children have been shot, beaten, burned and ...
citizens-police-academy

New classes starting for Citizens Police Academy

Have you ever wondered what it’s like inside of a Tactical Squad armored vehicle? Or how crime scene investigators dust for fingerprints? Or what kind of firearms training officers go through? Or do you just want to know more about how the ...