Alvin Brooks

A new bridge is unveiled on Troost.  The Kansas City Council passes truancy ordinance.  Two Kansas City notables—Alvin Brooks and Walt Bodine—receive an honor from the city council.  It’s a daily digest of news from KCUR.


Two notable Kansas Citians have been honored by resolution in city hall council chambers.  Walt Bodine and Alvin Brooks were picked for singular achievements.

Both men were lauded for forms of public service, Brooks for government work and civic anti-crime fighting, Bodine for broadcasting. 

The resolution congratulated Alvin Brooks on his 80th birthday.

The Toll of KC Crime and Homicide

Jan 4, 2012
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Every couple of days, another person is murdered in Kansas City.

On Thursday's Central Standard, we ask, how do we make the killings stop? Is it even possible to turn things around in 2012?