Federal grants awarded to two KC agencies for crime-prevention efforts

Smart Policing Initiative grants from the U.S. Department of Justice were awarded to the Kansas City Police Department and Jackson County prosecutor’s office. Police will receive $700,000, and prosecutors will receive more than $400,000. Authorities said this is the first time the Justice Department has awarded dual grants through its Office of Justice Programs to separate agencies in the same city.

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Ryan Stokes family wants answers about his fatal shooting by KC police

A prayer vigil and press conference for Ryan Stokes was held on Wednesday at the corner of 12th and McGee streets in downtown Kansas City where Stokes was fatally shot by police in 2013. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Kansas City has asked the U.S. attorney general's office and the FBI to investigate the shooting.
Allison Long The Kansas City Star
Ryan Stokes family wants answers about his fatal shooting by KC police 3:17

Ryan Stokes family wants answers about his fatal shooting by KC police

After being eliminated, Ned Yost talks Vargas, Royals' 2016 season 1:27

After being eliminated, Ned Yost talks Vargas, Royals' 2016 season

Interim MU Chancellor Hank Foley responds to new report of racial slurs 2:05

Interim MU Chancellor Hank Foley responds to new report of racial slurs

Election Rewind: FLOTUS calls for an 'adult' in the White House, Trump compares Clinton team to the mob 1:42

Election Rewind: FLOTUS calls for an 'adult' in the White House, Trump compares Clinton team to the mob