Bill Smith, KCTV5 - Kansas City

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KCTV5 - Kansas City

Kansas City, MO, United States

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Past articles by Bill:

Olathe elementary, early ed students to return to full-time in-person class

Elementary and early education students at Olathe Public Schools will be returning to full-time in-person classes before the end of the month, the district said Wednesday. → Read More

Shawnee man sentenced on child porn charges

A Shawnee man is heading to federal prison and will face a fine after be convicted on buying a membership to access a child pornography website. → Read More

Big Ten votes to resume football season

Officials with the Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday morning that they would resume the 2020 football season next month after earlier voting to postpone play for the year. → Read More

Train derails in downtown KCK railyards

Railway crews are responding to a derailment in the railyards in Kansas City, Kansas, that happened Tuesday morning. → Read More

KCK man charged in weekend attempted shooting outside Arrowhead

Authorities in Jackson County have charged a KCK man with multiple crimes in connection with reports of gunfire and an armed standoff over the weekend at Arrowhead Stadium. → Read More

Shawnee Mission school board holding special meeting discussing remote learning, athletics

The board of education for the Shawnee Mission School District is holding a special session Wednesday afternoon to discuss remote learning and athletics activities for district students. → Read More

KCPD now investigating apartment death as homicide

Police in Kansas City say they are now investigating a death reported at an apartment Monday evening as a homicide. → Read More

Police investigating after body found in Northland pond

Kansas City police are investigating after a body was spotted in a Northland pond Monday morning. → Read More

Police investigating shooting in Sugar Creek

Police in Sugar Creek are investigating a shooting that left one person injured late Sunday evening. → Read More

Blue Valley to resume athletics and activities for high schools

Officials in the Blue Valley School District announced Friday morning that they will allow high school athletics and other activities to resume beginning Saturday. → Read More

Johnson County health department to offer schools COVID-19 saliva tests

Health officials in Johnson County say they now have thousands of coronavirus saliva tests ready to deploy to county K-12 schools as students prepare to return to class. → Read More

Teen candidate for KS house now says he is staying in the race

The 19-year-old who won the Kansas Democratic primary for the 37th District state house seat is moving forward with his campaign, despite earlier reports that it was ending. → Read More

Greater KC Suburban Conference schools vote to play this fall

The schools belonging to the Greater Kansas City Suburban Conference have voted unanimously to continue on with fall sports and activities despite suggestions from many local health departments. → Read More

Garmin Kansas City Marathon canceled as COVID-19 concerns continue

The 2020 Garmin Kansas City Marathon is the latest metro event that has been canceled as concerns over the coronavirus pandemic continue. → Read More

Post office collapses in Missouri town of Jamesport

Emergency crews say no one was hurt Wednesday morning when the United States Post Office building in the small north-central Missouri town of Jamesport collapsed. → Read More

Chiefs announce crowd safety plans, will start at 22% capacity at Arrowhead

Fans looking to pack Arrowhead Stadium in a few weeks may have to instead watch KC at home on television. → Read More

Executive: NFL to require fans to wear masks at games

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – Fans heading to Arrowhead to see the Kansas City Chiefs this fall will now need to sport an extra piece of gear – a face → Read More

US attorneys announce first arrest under Operation:LeGend effort

Federal officials say a KCK man was the first person arrested under the new "Operation:LeGend" initiative designed to address growing levels of violent crime in the Kansas City metro. → Read More

Plaza Art Fair latest metro event canceled due to COVID-19

Organizers of the Plaza Art Fair say the annual fall event is the latest metro tradition to be canceled in 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Report: Chiefs, Chris Jones reach agreement on a new deal

Just a week after locking in Patrick Mahomes to a long-term deal, the Kansas City Chiefs look to be addressing the other side of the ball by coming to a → Read More