Olathe, Kansas

October 09, 2018 - 2:22 am
Police say a manhunt that caused some Olathe schools and daycare centers to be locked down has ended. Olathe police spokesman Sgt. Logan Bonney says a suspect who eluded police for about five hours Monday was arrested about 4 p.m. without incident in a wooded area. He says at least one weapon was...
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March 06, 2018 - 4:31 am
A man accused in a possible hate crime shooting in suburban Kansas City is scheduled to appear in court for a plea hearing. Fifty-two-year-old Adam Purinton, of Olathe, Kansas, is charged with killing an Indian national and wounding two other men in a February 2017 shooting at Austin's Bar and...
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Dreamstime
February 16, 2018 - 4:39 am
A man has been sentenced to 41 years and three months in prison for kidnapping and raping a suburban Kansas City sheriff's deputy with the help of another man. The Kansas City Star reports that 26-year-old William Luth, of Blue Springs, Missouri, was sentenced Thursday after the prosecutor read a...
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Dreamstime
February 02, 2018 - 10:38 am
Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has named a veteran state legislator with a key role in drafting education funding legislation as his budget director. The new Republican governor on Friday gave one of the most visible positions in the administration to GOP state Rep. Larry Campbell of Olathe. Campbell said...
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Dreamstime
February 02, 2018 - 4:56 am
A suburban Kansas City man whose legal battle with his homeowner's associations cost hundreds of thousands of dollars can keep his landscaping project but must pay a fine. A Johnson County judge ruled Wednesday that the Avignon HOA treated Jim Hildenbrand unfairly when it denied his application for...
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KNSS News
January 31, 2018 - 9:27 pm
A former University of Kansas student is facing 18 felony charges in crimes involving the university's computers. The Lawrence Journal-World reports Varun Sarja, of Olathe, made his first court appearance earlier this month after being charged in November. University spokeswoman Erinn Barcomb-...
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Dreamstime
January 11, 2018 - 5:32 am
A former Olathe School teacher and coach has admitted to having a sexual relationship with a student. Michael Jasiczek pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to two federal charges involving having sex with a student over the age of 16. A third charge was dropped. The Kansas City Star reports...
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Dreamstime
January 06, 2018 - 11:07 am
Police in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe, Kansas, are investigating after a video posted on social media appeared to show two children being placed into the trunk of a car. The Kansas City Star reports that police on Thursday responded to a report that the children were placed in a trunk of a...
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Ted Woodward
November 14, 2017 - 10:44 am
Police are investigating a murder case in the northwest part of Wichita, near 21st Street North & 119th West. Police Lt. Todd Ojile says late Monday night, some property belonging to a woman was found in Andover. Wichita police went to the woman's house in the 2200 block of N. Parkridge, but...
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Dreamstime
September 11, 2017 - 4:18 am
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - The widow of an Indian national who was fatally shot in an apparent hate crime at a Kansas bar was facing deportation after his death meant she lost her U.S. resident status. The Kansas City Star reports U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder of Kansas and others were able to secure a 1-year...
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