Marisa Smith, a crime scene technician at the Kansas City Police Crime Lab, started collecting new sets of bed sheets in July 2018 to give to sexual assault victims whose bedding is often taken by police for evidence.
Friends gathered for a vigil for Mary Schmitz, 20, who was fatally shot Tuesday in an Independence apartment. The vigil, Thursday at Keystone Park in Blue Springs, remembered Schmitz as "A beautiful soul."
Hoping to reduce drunk driver deaths and injuries, a half police car, half taxi cab was on display at the Jackson County Sheriff's Office in Lee's Summit Wednesday to remind drivers they have a choice of rides when it comes to drinking and driving.
Police were investigating a double shooting early Tuesday in Independence that left one person dead and another one fighting for life. The shooting occurred about 4 a.m. at The Cedars apartments and townhomes in the 1100 block of Quail Creek Drive.
Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree announced charges against a Kansas City, Kan. firefighter on Friday. The firefighter, 33-year-old Devin Rich, faces one count of sexual exploitation of child.