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January 16, 2020 - 6:46 pm
A Kansas teen who said he didn't know a gun was loaded when he fatally shot a friend has been acquitted of second-degree murder. The jury delivered its verdict Wednesday in the case against the Roeland Park teen, who was 13 years old in August when he shot and killed Zavier Mendoza, 14, in a home...
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January 10, 2020 - 8:15 pm
A Kansas teenager has been sentenced to more than four years in juvenile corrections for his part in an $8 Xanax deal that led to another teen's shooting death. Rolland Kobelo, 17, was sentenced Thursday. He faces 10 years in adult prison if he doesn't successfully complete his time in the juvenile...
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November 25, 2019 - 7:53 pm
Authorities say police shot and wounded a teenager while investigating a robbery in suburban Kansas City. Police said in a Facebook post that the shooting happened just after midnight Monday in Olathe. Police say officers were conducting a follow up on a previous home burglary in which handguns...
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November 20, 2019 - 6:39 pm
A Kansas city councilwoman says she will not resign after an LGBT advocate accused her of complaining to his employer about his public support for a nondiscrimination ordinance. Olathe Councilwoman Karin Brownlee made the announcement Tuesday during a council meeting that drew a standing-room-only...
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November 19, 2019 - 8:43 pm
A teenager charged with murder in Kansas told investigators he didn’t know a gun was loaded when a second teen was fatally shot. Court documents released recently say the teenagers stole the gun from a car and were playing with it when Zavier Mendoza, 14, was shot Aug. 8 at a townhome in the Kansas...
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November 14, 2019 - 7:48 pm
A Kansas teen, originally charged with murder in a high school student’s death in Olathe has pleaded guilty to lesser charges. Rolland Kobelo, 17, pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated robbery and distribution of Xanax. The plea deal calls for him to be sentenced to 10 years in prison. Kobelo was...
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November 05, 2019 - 7:01 pm
Four Kansas high school students face charges for armed robberies on Halloween, including one that was recorded on video and posted on social media. Olathe police said that a video shared on social media was related to the robberies. The suspects are students at Olathe High School in suburban...
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October 17, 2019 - 7:45 pm
A former high school teacher and Shawnee City Council member pleaded no contest to having a sexual encounter with a student. Justin Adrian, 33, who taught social studies teacher at Olathe East High School, pleaded Thursday to aggravated battery and misdemeanor sexual battery. He will be sentenced...
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October 15, 2019 - 6:15 pm
Another suburban Kansas City school district plans to sue a leading e-cigarette maker as the number of vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. climbs to about 1,300 cases. The school board for the Shawnee Mission School District voted Monday to join a national lawsuit against Juul. The district is the...
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September 26, 2019 - 6:54 pm
A man has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 13-year-old old while the two were staying overnight at a Kansas child welfare office. Michael Hamer, 20, accepted a plea deal Thursday to two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. The second charge of indecent liberties with a child...
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