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May 13, 2018 - 2:44 am
An Olathe man convicted of stealing more than $43,000 from his mentally disabled brother will not serve prison time for his actions but must pay restitution. The Hutchinson News reports 66-year-old Kenneth Leamon McDonald was given three years' probation, with an underlying possible prison term of...
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May 09, 2018 - 7:41 pm
A Catholic priest in Johnson County is charged with stealing more than $40,000 from a parish where he was pastor. Rev. Joseph Cramer, 68, is charged with felony theft and two counts of felony computer crime. Prosecutors say he stole the money from Divine Mercy Parish in Gardner between November...
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May 04, 2018 - 4:57 pm
A Kansas man who opened fire last year in a suburban Kansas City bar, killing an immigrant from India in what federal prosecutors have called a hate crime, was sentenced Friday to life in prison. Adam Purinton, 52, was sentenced for premeditated first-degree murder in the Feb. 22, 2017, death of...
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April 27, 2018 - 7:52 pm
A former teacher of the year for a northeast Kansas school district has admitted to having sex with a student. Todd Burd, 45, pleaded guilty Friday to amended charges of unlawful sexual relations. The Kansas City Star reports he initially was charged with aggravated criminal sodomy after a boy, 16...
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April 24, 2018 - 6:49 pm
A suburban Kansas City mother has been found competent to stand trial on charges that she gave her three children medication to try and kill them before taking it herself. The attorneys for Therese Roever, 37, requested a mental evaluation for the Olathe woman. A judge reviewed the results before...
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April 17, 2018 - 10:09 am
Health officials say a northeast Kansas measles outbreak that started in a day care has grown to 16 cases. Kansas Department of Health and Environment says 13 of the cases are in Johnson County, two in Linn County and one in Miami County. The Kansas City Star report the outbreak started March 8th...
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April 12, 2018 - 7:31 pm
The suspect in the fatal shooting of an Indian immigrant last year in a Kansas City suburb may plead guilty to a federal hate crime charge. The Kansas City Star reports Adam Purinton, 52, of Olathe, on Wednesday filed a change of plea notice in federal court in Kansas, where he is charged with a...
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April 12, 2018 - 7:15 pm
A man left partially paralyzed when gunfire erupted as he and three others were robbing a suburban Kansas City gun shop has been sentenced to life in prison for killing the shop's owner. The Kansas City Star report that De'Anthony Wiley, 23, won't be eligible for parole for 25 years under the...
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March 30, 2018 - 6:02 pm
A third man has been sentenced to life in prison in the killing of a suburban Kansas City gun shop owner during an attempted robbery. Nicquan Midgyett, 22, of Kansas City, Missouri, won't be eligible for parole for 29 years under the sentence imposed Thursday for first-degree murder, attempted...
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March 22, 2018 - 5:57 pm
An Olathe man was sentenced for the second time for setting a fire and then shooting at first responders who responded. William Outhet Jr., 63, was sentenced Thursday to nearly 14 years in prison for attempted first-degree murder. Prosecutors say he set his house on fire in February 2013 and fired...
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