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 ...

Rally calls for help catching killer of woman and infant

Police, victims’ families, the prosecutor and the mayor on Wednesday called for someone to come forward with information on who shot to death a woman and her infant daughter. The rally was at Blue Valley Park under a shelter freshly painted ...

Rally at 31st and Prospect calls for end to high murder rate

A few hundred people rallied Saturday near 31st Street and Prospect Avenue to call for an end to murder carnage. But the No Violence Alliance against crime couldn’t keep up with the body count. Unveiled displays at the end of its afternoon ...

One dead, one injured at 39th and Baltimore

Police are investigating a shooting last night at a beauty shop at 39th and Baltimore. One person is dead and another injured. Here’s the report from Channel 41 Action news.  

Police chief says fewer homicide victims are younger than 25

For whatever reasons, murder victims this year are trending older. Police Chief Darryl Forté discussed the matter in his Monday blog. There have been 66 homicide victims this year, compared to 61 at this time last year, but only a fourth of ...

Police investigate shooting in 3900 block of Warwick

Police say they are investigating a shooting in Midtown early this morning. At 1:30 a.m., officers went to the 3900 block of Warwick after reports of a disturbance. Upon arrival officers found a male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. ...

Murder charges filed in beating of husband

Jackson County prosecutors today charged an 80-year-old Kansas City woman with beating her husband to death with a baseball bat. Annie B. Oliver is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the Wednesday death of Ronald Oliver. According ...

Body matching missing woman found by family and police

Shortly after police notified the community that Essence Willoughby had been reported missing, they now say a body that matches her description was found today in a wooded area near Van Brunt and Leeds. A search party of family members and police ...

Police chief says homicides are at lowest point in five years

Reposted from the blog of Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forté After a disturbing start to 2012, Kansas City’s homicide rate is now at its lowest point in five years. We have 61 homicides to date so far. At this time during the last four ...

New evidence in Summer Shipp’s murder leads to charges

Valentine resident and Westport business owner Summer Shipp disappeared in 2004 while doing door-to-door solicitation in Independence. Prosecutors have now charged a man who was an early suspect in her murder. Star article