Police investigated a homicide Sunday, May 20, 2018, in the 1500 block of North 5th Street in Kansas City, Kansas. A man in his 20s was found shot to death in a car in the parking lot of a townhome complex.
Dramatic footage compiled by The Star from Johnson County deputies' body cameras shows officers' mounting frustration before they forcefully entered a home to arrest Ciara Howard, 26, on an outstanding warrant. Police shot and killed her.
Devonte Wash made his first court appearance Friday at the Johnson County Detention Center. Wash, of Kansas City, Kan., is charged with capital murder in the killing of his pregnant girlfriend, Ashley Harlan of Olathe.
Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith is joined by Kansas City City Manager Troy Schutle and Rick Armstrong, president of the Kansas City Crime Commission in announcing the reward for tips in Kansas City homicides increased from $5,000 to $10,000.
On May 9, 2016, Jeremy Rothe-Kushel asked a question during a public talk at the Kansas City Public Library's Plaza location then was arrested by off-duty police and private security. He recently filed a federal civil rights lawsuit over the arrest.
Kansas City Police Department officers Wright and Kaestner took time out from their busy schedules to ride the slide at Concourse Park with some neighborhood kids in Historic Northeast Kansas City on Tuesday.