Crime

Crime

8-year-old girl reportedly shot in head at playground

The child sustained a life-threatening wound Sunday evening at 20th Street and Park Tower Road on Kansas City’s East Side.

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Kansas City Interim Police Chief David Zimmerman talks about violent crime

Interim Kansas City Police Chief David Zimmerman said the Police Department is looking at ways to combat the surge of violent gun crimes in recent months. "We will be deploying some of our assets that are flexible and we are looking forward to getting that fully implemented, " Zimmerman said at a community meeting on June 5, 2017, at the Southeast Community Center in Kansas City. "Hopefully, it will have some impact on violent crime, especially in certain areas in the city. We are constantly looking at ways to try to retool what we are doing." Video by Tammy Ljungblad/The Star.

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Woman runs down cyclist in road rage attack

Surveillance video shows a motorist using her car to chase a cyclist and ram him into a tree after an argument over her use of a cellphone while driving. The woman, Justine Henshaw-Bryan, 25, has been sentenced to three years in jail for causing serious injuries to the cyclist in London of last year.

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Mother of accused rapist and victim's advocate speak on sex crime trial in Holton, Kan.

Wendy Ewing defends her son, Jacob Ewing, as he faces allegations of rape and aggravated criminal sodomy. His trial begins Monday, June 26, 2017, in Holton, Kan. Michelle McCormick, an advocate for victims of sex crimes, shares perspective on how the alleged crimes are dividing this Kansas town.
Max Londberg The Kansas City Star
Mother of accused rapist and victim's advocate speak on sex crime trial in Holton, Kan. 3:14

Mother of accused rapist and victim's advocate speak on sex crime trial in Holton, Kan.

Kansas City Interim Police Chief David Zimmerman talks about violent crime 2:43

Kansas City Interim Police Chief David Zimmerman talks about violent crime

Interim Kansas City police chief speaks on violent crime and the community 4:21

Interim Kansas City police chief speaks on violent crime and the community

Dramatic California road rage incident caught on driver's camera 0:22

Dramatic California road rage incident caught on driver's camera