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Violence has once again touched a Kansas City family, and the father of a slain 3-year-old is pleading for justice."I'm a father and to bury my child. It's hard," said the father of 3-year-old Damiah WhiteMore >
Violence has once again touched a Kansas City family, and the father of a slain 3-year-old is pleading for justice.More >
Tuesday, October 1 2013 5:42 PM EDT2013-10-01 21:42:08 GMT
Two people were found dead in a Kansas City neighborhood Friday night. Police said the discovery was made at 55th Street and Wabash Avenue about 7 p.m.Refresh this page for updates. Copyright 2013 KCTVMore >
A disturbing discovery was made in Kansas City's eastside Friday night. A woman and a young girl were found dead inside a duplex near 55th Street and Wabash Avenue.More >
Tuesday, October 1 2013 5:39 PM EDT2013-10-01 21:39:36 GMT
Flowers, balloons and hands holding each other up replaced crime scene tape during a candlelight vigil Saturday night to remember a mother and her 3-year-old daughter found slain. Myeisha Turner andMore >
Flowers, balloons and hands holding each other up replaced crime scene tape during a candlelight vigil Saturday night to remember a mother and her 3-year-old daughter found slain.More >
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -
It's been another deadly year in Kansas City. With three full months remaining in 2013 the city already has 86 homicides, compared to 81 at this time last year.
That's why local clergy are trying to get the word out about the weekend of prayer to try and stop the violence.
Those who attended Tuesday morning's press conference are calling for violence in Kansas City to stop.
"This problem of violence, this plague over our city can no longer be a 'their problem.' It's only going to get solved if it's an 'our problem,'" said Rabbi Doug Albert.
It's a message the clergy are trying to drive home with a weekend of prayer running from Oct. 4-6. They are urging everyone in the Kansas City area to pray this weekend.
The group KC NoVA signed a commitment of the clergy Tuesday to do all they can to try and help.
"We all are standing in the gap believing that we can do something," said Rev. Donna McDaniel of the Northmoor United Methodist Church.
The clergy said the violence in Kansas City has got to stop, which is why they are urging everyone to come together. They said the power of prayer is an amazing thing.
"I think it makes a difference, I think it mobilizes people, I think it energizes the spiritual power that we each have," said Dr. Stephen Jones of the First Baptist Church of Kansas City, MO.
"It quickens your solidarity with everyone around you, especially for those who are most vulnerable," said Bob Hill with Community Christian Church.
The group is also hoping the awareness this week will help find new information about the August killings of 28-year-old Myeisha Turner and her young daughter.
"We know that it is our children, these are our families," Hill said.
It's a message the groups hope will echo loud in the community.
Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:50 AM EDT2014-07-29 09:50:38 GMT
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Listeria is listed on the the baby's death certificate as an immediate cause of her death. Her mother, says that while she was pregnant, she ate food that was part of a recent, nation-wide Listeria recall.More >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:50:53 GMT
It's not a disease and it's not contagious, but "Invisible Black Dog Syndrome" is a sad, real condition affecting local animal shelters. The term refers to the propensity of would-be-adopters walkingMore >
It's not a disease and it's not contagious, but "Invisible Black Dog Syndrome" is a sad, real condition affecting animal shelters. More >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:36:19 GMT
President Barack Obama dined at Arthur Bryant's ahead of his address on Wednesday about the nation's recovery from the Great Recession.More >
President Barack Obama dined at Arthur Bryant's ahead of his address on Wednesday about the nation's recovery from the Great Recession. Businesses, residents and commuters are preparing for his visit. More >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:55:24 GMT
A 24-year-old man has been charged in connection with the June 14 shooting that killed Christopher Mondaine in a parking lot near Sixth Street and Grand Avenue.More >
A 24-year-old man has been charged in connection with the June 14 shooting that killed Christopher Mondaine in a parking lot near Sixth Street and Grand Avenue, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Tuesday.More >