Crime

Crime

Kansas City area homicides for 2017

Here is a list of the homicides reported this year in the Kansas City area, the victims and when and where they died. The most recent homicides are at the top of each city’s list.

Government & Politics

Investigations into Kansas child deaths are shrouded in secrecy

In most cases, the public still doesn’t know what — if anything — the Kansas Department for Children and Families did or could have done to protect the children. The Kansas Legislature in 2004 passed a disclosure law meant to provide transparency after a child’s death or serious injury. But a Kansas City Star investigation has found that the law is largely ineffective, allowing the department to operate in a cloud of secrecy.

Videos

Retiring KC police horse 'Sully' shares cake with officer

Kansas City Mounted Patrol horse "Sully" is headed to pasture after 8 years of service. The horse is named in honor of Officer John J. O'Sullivan who died in the line of duty on December 12, 1978. O'Sullivan's daughter and many others gathered for a retirement party on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at the Mounted Patrol stable in Swope Park.
Keith Myers The Kansas City Star
Retiring KC police horse 'Sully' shares cake with officer 2:45

Retiring KC police horse 'Sully' shares cake with officer

Seven months later, murder of Kansas dog breeder remains unsolved 0:44

Seven months later, murder of Kansas dog breeder remains unsolved

Sully the Kansas City police horse takes a bow 0:23

Sully the Kansas City police horse takes a bow

Arturo Cabral court appearance in rape case 0:44

Arturo Cabral court appearance in rape case