Kansas City Crime Scene: Charges Against Swordsman Amid Violent Start To This Week

Right now there are at least two murders that might need to add to the local homicide count as violence continues to escalate toward the year's end.

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Kansas City man charged, accused of killing brother with sword

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City man is now facing charges Monday, accused of fatally stabbing his brother with a sword. Aaron Winn, 38, has been charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Karl Winn.

Unofficially, this is the third shooting so far today . . .

Police: 1 dead after shooting on Norton Avenue

A person who was shot Monday evening in the 5700 block of Norton Avenue has died, Kansas City Police said.Authorities said officers were called about 7:30 p.m. on a reported shooting and found an adult who had been shot.Police said the victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition but later died.No arrests were announced.

Prop gun frightens audience at Blue Springs theater after nearby shooting

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - It was chaotic night Saturday in Blue Springs after a 15-year-old boy was gunned down less than 2 miles from a movie theater where police were called on reports someone had a gun inside. The Blue Springs Police Department said the second injured victim was released from the hospital.

Charges filed against 3 people after shots fired at Independence police during pursuit

Charges have been filed against three Kansas City-area men after shots were fired last week at Independence police officers during a high-speed pursuit.Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said in a news release Monday that Kammron C. Tucker, 27, of Kansas City, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, two counts of assaults and three counts of armed criminal action.James L.

Community shaken up after 2 bodies are found in woods near Worlds of Fun

CLAY COUNTY, Mo. (KCTV) - A Kansas City community in the Northland is shaken up after police found two bodies in a wooded area just west of Worlds of Fun. Lonny Harris has lived in the quiet Northland neighborhood for nearly 24 years.

Dozens of firearms stolen after burglars hit 3 Kansas City-area gun stores

Burglars have hit three Kansas City-area gun stores, stealing about 50 firearms.The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms spokesman John Ham said agents believe the three incidents are related due to the similar smash-and-grab way the burglaries were done.At about 3:30 a.m. Monday, burglars crashed the back of a pickup truck into Cory's Northland Gun in Northmoor.

Court alternatives that spare a criminal record cost you hundreds and put a price on justice

TOPEKA, Kansas - A court process that keeps criminal charges off someone's record can charge hundreds of dollars for the possibility of a clean slate. Critics say some Kansas courts that charge heavily to cover the costs of diversion programs make a two-tiered system of justice favoring the rich.

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