Crime

Effort begins to make Kansas City’s Prospect Avenue corridor safer

An initiative funded by a $1 million grant from the U.S. Justice Department will blend the resources of law enforcement, the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the nonprofit Center for Conflict Resolution to target 3 square miles of homes and businesses. Four additional police detectives and a sergeant will assist in the Kansas City No Violence Alliance experiment.

Crime

Murder charges filed in KC stabbing

Responding to a Friday afternoon disturbance in the 10600 block of East 42nd Street, police found Deshon Hawkins, 21, dead on a lawn. Police said that Ernil E. Roberts, 21, was using a shirt to cover a stab wound to Hawkins’ chest when authorities arrived.

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