Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte speaking about the Police Athletic League.

Police chief calls for community help

Often police know the suspects in murders, but that is just not enough. Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte in a recent blog once again asked for community help in preventing and solving homicides. Police cleared 55 percent of 106 homicides ...
Kansas City man convicted of street killing

Kansas City man convicted in street killing

A Jackson County judge last week convicted a Kansas City man of voluntary manslaughter. Antoine L. Clark, 22, will be sentenced later for shooting James Ward to death on the street at 8316 Prospect. According to court records: Witnesses said ...
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Sentence in 2010 Tutera murder

Robert L. Frazier, who was charged in connection with the May 2010 murder of Kansas City businessman Michael Tutera, was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Tutera was found slain at his home in the 5300 block of Sunset Place. In October, Frazier, ...
Amber alerts are now automatically sent to some cell phones.

Amber alerts now come on cell phones

Wonder why you’re suddenly getting Amber alerts on your phone? Some people in Midtown have recently noticed the alerts for the first time. It can be ominous when all cell phones suddenly go off in a restaurant, as foreboding as a turn in a ...
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Hate crime conference at UMKC

A hate crimes conference today at UMKC will feature local and national experts. The Department of Justice Community Task Force on Hate Crimes is presenting the event addressing hate within the community and schools. “It requires the united ...

Man charged with Brookside bank robbery

A Kansas City man has been charged in the Monday robbery of a bank in Brookside, federal prosecutors said today. Casey M. Widman, 58, allegedly showed a black pistol and robbed the Bank Midwest, 6249 Brookside Blvd. According to court records: He ...
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NoVA merges military and police work

By Joe Lambe Kelly Sapp, now a police officer with the No Violence Alliance, trained in the villages of Afghanistan and Iraq. His work with probation and parole “clients” is not so different from drinking tea with village elders and the ...

City gets grant to fight homicide with health care

The current Ain4Peace target area in yellow, and the expanded area in gray. (The west side of this map is Wabash and the south side is Blue Parkway). Well, OK, the city will take that $3 million federal grant to more than triple an effort to ...

Police unit targets illegal guns, takes 200

An elite police unit has now taken 200 illegal guns off city streets this year, the police chief said Monday. The Area Command Unit, working the east, central and metro patrol divisions, recovered five guns and ammunition on Sunday, chief Darryl ...

DNA sends man to jail for 1997 incident at 55th and Troost

A man who was connected to a 1997 robbery and sexual assault at 55th and Troost is going to jail. A Jackson County judge sentenced Jeffrey C. Ford to 25 years in prison in connection with 1997 robbery and sexual assault of a woman whose car ...