Kansas City Crime Scene: Olathe Hotel Murder & Preventing LGBT Attacks

A quick roundup of some of the relevant crime reporting across the metro . . . And, as always, a bit of nice news at the end of the compilation . . . Check-it . . . 

Homicide investigation begins after woman fails to check out of Olathe hotel

OLATHE, Kan. - The death of a woman found inside an Olathe hotel is being investigated as a homicide. Olathe police said they found the body of Rhoda Morgan, 53, of Gardner, Kansas, inside a hotel on West 151st Street, just west of Interstate 35.

ATF Kansas City responds to shooting scene at Target in Omaha, Nebraska

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Kansas City assisted in responding to a shooting scene around noon Tuesday at a Target near 178th Street and West Center Road in Omaha, Nebraska.

'The goal is to be preventative': KCPD offers active shooter training to local LGBTQ bar

A group of staff at Hamburger Mary's on Broadway Avenue in midtown gathered Monday afternoon around a fake torso spotted with fake blood stains, cuts and bullet wounds. Sitting where sequin-clad drag queens performed for brunchgoers sipping mimosas just a day before, Kansas City Police Department officer Rita Olson-Stawicki explained to the group how one would stop the bleeding and apply a tourniquet if the mannequin was a real person.

4th person charged with vandalizing Blue Valley High School press box with antisemitic, racist messages

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A fourth person has been charged with vandalizing the Blue Valley High School press box with racist, antisemitic and homophobic messages on Jan. 15. The Johnson County District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday that Wade R.

Kansas might tighten criminal penalties for kids, after loosening them 6 years ago

The bill would bring back some penalties that were cast aside six years ago when Senate Bill 367 was passed.

Missouri lawmakers have another chance to create a violent offender registry

According to state Rep. Lane Roberts, R-Joplin, individuals convicted of first- and second-degree murder would be placed on a list similar to today's sex offender registry. Roberts told The Heartlander his push comes after hearing a sinister story from one of his constituents before being elected to office.

Kansas City area police departments amending uniform rules to support the Chiefs

Clay County Sheriff's deputies are used to wearing a lot of gear on the job.For the next two weeks, there's even more to wear.Until the Super Bowl, Kansas City Chiefs gear is part of the uniform code.Sheriff Will Akin made the call to temporarily let his deputies wear Chiefs hats while on duty and patrol.It's probably a good idea considering other parts of their uniforms look pretty close to Eagles green."Can't change that color.

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