Kaitlyn Schwers, The Kansas City Star

Kaitlyn Schwers

The Kansas City Star

Kansas City, MO, United States

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Past articles by Kaitlyn:

18-year-old has life-threatening injuries after shooting in KCK, police say

Kansas City, Kansas, police were investigating after an 18-year-old was shot Tuesday night in the 2400 block of North 11th Street. → Read More

Kansas City man pleads guilty to beating man to death in 2017, sentenced to prison

A 21-year-old Kansas City man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder after he was accused of beating 59-year-old Juan Marin to death in 2017, the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office said. → Read More

Off-duty officer struck by fleeing suspect vehicle at Walmart, Independence police say

An Independence police officer working off-duty at Walmart on Bolger Road was struck by a vehicle fleeing after an alleged shoplifting incident Tuesday night, police said in a statement. → Read More

Parkville police officer charged with domestic assault, firing gun in neighborhood

A man who was an officer with the Parkville Police Department was charged in Platte County after allegedly firing shots and assaulting a woman during an argument that started over neighbors shooting fireworks, according to court records. → Read More

Shooting leaves teen critically injured in Kansas City Saturday night, police say

A shooting left a teenager critically injured in the 3600 block of Cypress Avenue Saturday night, Kansas City police said. Police said he was shot in the chest. → Read More

Local rapper who was reported missing found dead Saturday in Kansas City, police say

Mack Jones, a man known in the local rap music community was found dead in a vehicle near Monroe Avenue Saturday morning, police said. He had been reported missing in Kansas City earlier this week. → Read More

47-year-old killed in one-vehicle crash Friday in rural Cass County

A 47-year-old driver from Independence was killed in a one-vehicle crash Friday on State Route D, also known as Holmes Road, in rural Cass County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. → Read More

Family, friends hold vigil for 19-year-old mother found shot in Kansas City

Relatives and friends gathered for a vigil Wednesday night at Barry Road Park to remember Breana Robison, the 19-year-old mother who was found shot in a Kansas City home on June 28. → Read More

What’s that whooshing sound in KC? Blue Angels are practicing for the air show

Days ahead of the 2019 Kansas City Air Show, people downtown were getting a glimpse Wednesday of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels practicing for the big weekend event. The sound of the jets could be heard all over. → Read More

Woman who hid heroin under clothes to look pregnant pleads guilty in KC federal court

An 18-year-old woman who was accused of hiding heroin under a maternity shirt and pretending to be pregnant in 2018 has pleaded guilty, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri. → Read More

Police give details of when Olathe girl was last seen. How she died is still unclear.

Olathe police investigating the death of a missing teen girl have released preliminary findings from an autopsy conducted this week and are sharing more details about the last time she was seen alive. → Read More

KC police seek two persons of interest, including 14-year-old, in woman’s shooting

Kansas City police were looking for two “persons of interest,” including a teenager, after a 19-year-old woman was found dead inside a Blue Ridge Boulevard home June 28. → Read More

‘Say her name’: Friends hold vigil for transgender woman killed in Northeast KC

Dozens of people attended a candlelight vigil Saturday night in Kansas City outside a Spruce Avenue home where a transgender woman Brooklyn Lindsey was found dead. Lindsey was found killed at a house near Independence Avenue in the Northeast. → Read More

Missing Olathe teen found dead in KCK. Police say death is suspicious

A 17-year-old girl, Jasmine Mills, who had been reported missing out of Olathe was found dead Saturday morning in Kansas City, Kansas, according to police. → Read More

4 taken to hospital after Kansas Highway Patrol crashes during pursuit in KCK

A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper and three others, including juveniles, were taken to a hospital after the trooper’s car collided with another vehicle during a pursuit Saturday, according to the KCK police chief and highway patrol. → Read More

Man accused of killing girlfriend in rural Jackson County home

A man has been charged after his girlfriend was found dead inside her rural Jackson County home near Greenwood earlier this week, the prosecutor’s office said in a news release. → Read More

Woman found dead inside Blue Ridge Boulevard home, Kansas City police say

Kansas City police were investigating Friday night after a woman was found dead inside a home. It appeared she had been shot. Police were called to the 600 block of Blue Ridge Boulevard about 7:30 p.m. → Read More

Kansas City police investigate fatal crash in the Northland

Kansas City police said one person died Friday evening in a wreck near a ramp from Interstate 435 to Missouri 152. → Read More

Man charged in KC cave complex threat has long criminal history in Johnson County

A man who was accused this week of threatening to shoot former co-workers at an underground cave complex in Kansas City has an extensive criminal history in Johnson County, Kansas, online court records show. → Read More

KC man charged with beating another man, taking phone near Power and Light District

A 20-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with beating a man and taking his cellphone near the Power and Light District late Monday night, the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office said in a news release. → Read More