A quick rundown of all the local crime news, police reports and alleged misdeeds in and around the metro . . .
Kansas City Crime Fight Hope
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's been a deadly year so far in Kansas City, Missouri. Less than two months into the year, 19 people have been killed in the city, primarily as a result of gun violence. A new group, informally called the Violence Response Team, is forming to help combat this issue.
Rock Chalk Suspect Prankster Returns
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After skipping multiple court appearances, the 66-year-old Kansas City, Kansas, man who told a professor at the KU Edwards Campus that he had a bomb strapped on him and a bag of grenades is back in jail. Richard A. Ellis was arrested Wednesday and booked in Johnson County Jail.
Golden Ghetto Gunman Report
A 21-year-old man is charged in the fatal shooting of an Overland Park, Kansas, teenager in January.Ben Workman, 17, was killed in an apartment near 80th and Farley streets Jan. 23.A witness told police two men fled the scene. Alan Hicks is charged with murder and robbery.Investigators believe Workman may have known Hicks.
Tense Traffic Stop Topic
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Racial tension between law enforcement and the black community is high. In 2000, the Missouri legislature passed a statute that requires all law enforcement officers to report a driver's race for every traffic stop to the attorney general's office. That statute came about because of allegations of racial profiling from concerned citizens.
JoCo Po-Po Ask: Who Is This Lady?!?!
LENEXA, KS (KCTV) - Lenexa Police are requesting the public's help in identifying a woman. The Lenexa Police are requesting the public's help in identifying a woman who picked up a person's check book, that accidentally left it behind, and put it in her purse.
Kansas City Intimidation Push Back
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City police confirmed to FOX4 Thursday they have arrested a suspect who allegedly intimidated a man living in the Historic Northeast for calling police to report a recent burglary at his home. Police told FOX4 the suspect, who turned out to be a neighbor, will likely face property crime charges.
Home Care Tragedy
OLATHE, KS (AP) -- An Olathe man who is charged with first-degree murder told investigators that he didn't seek medical care for his ailing mother before she died weighing just 58 pounds and suffering from open bed sores, according to court records.
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