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Victims Of Violent Crimes Receive More Than $400,000 In October
October 26, 2015

The Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board handed more than $400,000 to victims of violent crimes in Kansas this month. A total of $403,166.23 was given to 349 cases of violent crimes, as reported by the Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt in a news release. The grant money can be used by the victims to pay for unexpected expenses, including medical expenses, mental health counseling, lost wages, dependent support, and funeral expenses, that may be prompted by the violent crime. These awards, announced monthly, are capped at $25,000. The compensation program, which was established in 1978, is administered by Schmidt’s office.… Read More →

Residents In Northeast Kansas City Focus On Reducing Crime
October 22, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In an attempt to make a change and decrease the rate of crime, individuals living in Northeast Kansas City are coming together. According to Grandmother Stacy Holst, she sees “Prostitution drugs, murders, guns” everywhere. The Indian Mound Neighborhood Association meeting was held on Monday and every person who attended had the same question. 1 female asked at the meeting, “What is being done about the crime?” Mother Renee Starrett said, “Something’s gotta change, I don’t even want to walk to school to get my daughter right now”. Parents told that they are afraid to go to… Read More →

Attorney General To Grant Financial Assistance To 189 Kansas Crime Victims
March 20, 2015

189 victims of violent crimes have been awarded financial assistance by the Kansas Attorney General’s Office. buy celexa generic over the counter The assistance was provided as part of the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Program. According to a news release, a total of 102 awards were made in new cases at the compensation board’s meeting and additional expenses were paid in 87 previously submitted cases. The total amount of awards was 2,085. buy Buspar generic over the counter 53. According to the release, the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board was established in 1978 in an effort to help victims of violent… Read More →

Lawmakers In Kansas To Hear Bills On Medical Marijuana, Hate Crime And More
February 10, 2015

On Tuesday, the Kansas Legislature dig deep into a four-day work week with hearings on medicinal marijuana, hate crimes, teacher contracts and campaign reform with the state budget shortage puzzle serving as imposing backdrop. Senate Bill 1 was sponsored by Sen. David Haley, D-Kansas City, that will instruct judges to double the sentence for an individual who is convicted of an offense motivated wholly or in part by “race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin or sexual orientation” if the conviction carried a presumptive term of imprisonment. If the underlying offense carried a term that didn’t need prison, the sentence should… Read More →

Kansas City Man Gets 30-Years For Robbing A Northland Business
January 10, 2015

On Monday, 44-year-old Rowdy M. Offield, who robbed a Northland business of more than $700,000 in jewelry, received a 30-year federal prison sentence. Since 1993, he has gathered 14 felony convictions and once confessed to police officer that he was a “serial robber,” he said on Monday. According to Michael Green, an assistant U.S. attorney, “This defendant has an incredible and troubling criminal history”. Offield currently is serving a 60-year sentence in a Missouri prison due to the high number of previous convictions in Clay, Saline and Johnson counties. He will not be eligible for his 1st state parole hearing… Read More →

Victims Of Violent Crimes Awarded Nearly $200,000 In Kansas Last Week
December 30, 2014

Nearly $200,000 were awarded to victims of violent crimes by the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board last week. The amount totaling $197,249.54 was granted in 171 cases, which included 81 new cases and 90 cases that had been previously submitted. According to Derek Schmidt, the Kansas Attorney General, the awards came during the board’s December meeting. The Crime Victims Compensation Board was established in 1978 to help victims of violent crimes pay unforeseen expenses. The program is funded by assessed court fees, court costs, parole fees and restitution paid by convicts. Payments awarded to victims of violent crimes are limited… Read More →

Muslim Teenager Killed In Hate Crime
December 16, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. – A Muslim teenager in Kansas City was hit and killed by a driver in a motor vehicle which was painted with anti-Islamic messages. According to the friends of the victim, who was hit and killed in an accident that is under investigation as a possible hate crime, they had been given threats in recent weeks by an individual driving around with anti-Islamic messages painted on a vehicle. Police have not confirmed whether the accident and the messages are linked with each other but individuals at the Somali Center of Kansas City said that they were given… Read More →

Gun found after police investigate shootings of two people
June 30, 2014

After the shooting of two individuals in Downtown Orlando in a parking lot, no arrests have been made. According to the police, a man and a woman were shot in the parking lot near Central Boulevard and Garland Avenue at 2:40 am. Near the place where the shooting was done, detectives found a gun but they still can’t say where and when the weapon was exactly found. The gun which was found will be tested to check if it was used in the shooting. The woman was taken to the Orlando Regional Medical Center with a non-life threatening gunshot wound… Read More →

Walter D. Andrews – Kansas City Crime Stoppers’ Most Wanted
June 16, 2014

28-year-old Walter D. Andrews, whose height is 5’8″ and weight is 150 lbs. is wanted on a Wyandotte County fail to appear warrant for criminal possession of a firearm by a felon and a Kansas City warrant for tampering with a car. The detailed description of his looks is that he has black hair and brown eyes. He has a tattoo on his left arm. He is wanted on a Kansas parole violation warrant for sale of opiates. The last location which is known by police on which he lived was in the area of 89th & Ann in Kansas… Read More →

$279,410 awarded in March by Crime victim board
March 20, 2014

On Friday, victims of violent crimes were awarded almost $280,000 from the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a news release that during the board’s March meeting, awards totaling $270,410.53 were given to the victims. Compensation was granted in one hundred and fifteen new cases, and additional funds strattera shop online were paid in one hundred and sixteen cases. Last month, $296,246 were given to the victims. To assist the victims of violent crimes pay for unforeseen expenses, the Crime Victims Compensation Board was founded in 1978. Payments are limited to $25,000 total, with… Read More →

Kansas teenager charged for filming cops
March 14, 2014

On Monday, 17-year-old Addison Mikkelson pleaded not guilty to charges of inattentive driving and having a television receiver in front of him while driving his motor vehicle, after filming police officers citing him for a traffic stop he complained were driving at high speed. Last year, a Topeka Kansas teenager Mikkelson was the hot topic and he made headlines after he made a film of police officers taking him into custody for jaywalking. He asked the police officers what he was being charged with and his camera was thrown to the ground, officers replied that he was “obstructing justice,” though… Read More →

Decrease in Kansas City’s east side crime rate
March 7, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – On Wednesday, Kansas City police said that crime has decreased in one of their hotspots. The new head of the east patrol, Major Rick Smith said during the public safety committee meeting that violent crime in his area reduced 10% from 2013. There have been 4 acts of homicide due to which 5 individuals died since the start of the year. Other than 1 incident, police have suspects in all cases. Major Smith said there is more work to be done to decrease the homicide rate. He said, “It hasn’t been the discussion that it could… Read More →