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Two popular TV series will highlight Midwest mobsters this spring

January 28, 2020

The Kansas City Mob is being featured in two popular crime series that will be kicking off new seasons this spring. The Mob in this Missouri city on the Kansas border played a key role in the Netflix series Ozark and is expected to be a factor in season three beginning on the streaming service March 27. The series follows Chicago financial adviser Martin Byrd (played by Jason Bateman) and his family as they flee under threat of death to a lake resort town in the Missouri Ozarks, where he launders money for a Mexican drug cartel and ultimately wins approval ...

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Last call before the Dry Decade

At 12:01 a.m. on January 17, 1920, “last call” parties wrapped up across the nation, as the United States officially…

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The violent saga of ‘Sally Bugs’

During a rainy Tuesday night in New York City’s Little Italy, two assassins in jackets approached their target from behind,…

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Dueling views of who killed Jimmy Hoffa

Three veteran journalists participating in a panel discussion at The Mob Museum on the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa challenged the…

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‘Mob Town’ movie spotlights notorious Mafia summit

One of the major events in organized crime history, the 1957 Apalachin summit, a gathering of Mafia leaders at a…

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Ernest Hemingway on gangsters

Here’s how the story goes: Two hit men, Al and Max, enter Henry’s “lunch-room” in a town outside Chicago, looking…

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Review: ‘The Irishman’ great film despite historical questions

Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman is a great organized crime movie. It’s right up there with the director’s other great organized…

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Sixty years later, ‘In Cold Blood’ murders still resonate

As the sun set shortly after 5 p.m. on December 30, 1959, a driver stopped a 1956 Chevrolet at the…

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