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Kansas City / Urban Dvt. / Crime #493286

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 25, 1977
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(Studio) Redevelopment of urban areas in San Francisco and Chicago, into downtown shopping areas noted. One such development in Kansas City, however, has problem with criminals also moving in.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Kansas City, Missouri) From new city hall, 1 can see site of old city hall across Missouri River Area had been built from slums into prosperous shopping and dining area, but is now becoming, again, area of urban decay; decline blamed on influx of organized crime business in neighborhood. [Boutique owner Ted NEWMAN - cites reasons he moved shop from area.] Gangland-style incidents noted; mayor calls it gangland war. [Mayor Charles WHEELER - says gang wars flare up periodically and this is one of those.] FBI Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Div. and IRS (Internal Revenue Service) investigate turn of events in area.
REPORTER: Al Johnson

Chancellor, John;
Johnson, Al

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