Kansas City Crime Scene: Blue Springs Killing, Olathe Student Charged & KCPD Recruiting

There's a lot to cover today as we take a peek at deadly local violence, court cases, police action and the ongoing effort to encourage community outreach as a way to prevent worsening homicides.

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One shot and killed in Blue Springs; police searching for suspect

Blue Springs police are investigating after one man was shot and killed late Sunday near N.W. 3rd Street and and N.W. Summit Drive.

Johnson County prosecutors charge teen for alleging bringing gun to Olathe Northwest High School

Johnson County prosecutors have charged a 16-year-old after authorities found a gun at Olathe Northwest High School last week.

2 men charged in deadly gas station shooting in Kansas City, Kansas

Two men have been charged in a deadly shooting at a gas station near 18th and Parallel Parkway in Kansas City, Kansas, on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

KCKPD respond to overnight crash, find male victim inside burning car

Officers were called just before 2:30 a.m. Monday to the intersection of S. 10th Street and Gilmore Avenue on a crash and car fire.

KC Voices: Classroom journals show mass shooting in KC traumatic but sadly unsurprising to local teens

Fans dispersing after cops clear the area at the Chiefs victory event, post-shooting. // Photo by Jim Nimmo In the KC Voices column, we ask members of the KC community to submit stories about their thoughts and experiences in all walks of life.

'It's disheartening': Thieves break into cars inside gated campus of domestic violence shelter

Surveillance video shows two suspects breaking into cars at Newhouse. The thieves shattered windows - taking money and property from residents and staff members.

Defense attorney on suspects in Chiefs rally shooting: 'These guys talked themselves into jail'

A Kansas City defense attorney is weighing in on self-defense claims related to the suspects of the Chiefs rally shooting.

Local police department cracking down on expired license plates, temp tags this week

The department is starting "zero-tolerance enforcement" this week

Neighbors react to deadly hit and run near KC's Ashland Square Park

A Kansas City teen is dead after he was thrown from a bike during a hit and run over the weekend.

Retired Officer Hits The Recruitment Trail For KCPD

Though retired now, Williams is still serving. She's a reserve officer in KCPD's Employment Section, helping to recruit much-needed new officers. Williams answers questions and gives insight at recruiting events. She shares what it's like to work at the region's largest law enforcement agency.

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