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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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September 19, 2019 - 6:16 pm
A man has been convicted of holding a woman against her will in her suburban Kansas City apartment for several weeks and sexually assaulting her. Jurors found Anthony Darryl Allen , 38, guilty Wednesday of one count aggravated kidnapping and two counts of rape. Police arrested Allen in August 2015...
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August 15, 2019 - 6:12 pm
A former Lawrence police officer has been sentenced to 12 months of probation for threatening another driver with a gun on a suburban Kansas City highway in a case of road rage. Jeffrey Brian Holtzman, 35, faces up to five months in prison if he violates the terms of the probation under the...
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August 08, 2019 - 6:39 pm
One Kansas boy is dead and another is in custody after a shooting at a townhome in suburban Kansas City. The shooting happened around 2:15 a.m. Thursday in Olathe. The victim was identified as Zavier Mendoza, 14, of Olathe. The suspect, also 14, was arrested hours after the shooting. His name has...
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July 31, 2019 - 6:05 pm
A judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit filed by Kansas Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning against former Kansas City Star columnist Steve Rose. Johnson County District Court Judge Paul Gurney ruled that Denning had not established the falsehood of the views against Medicaid expansion that Rose...
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Justin Sullivan
July 25, 2019 - 6:03 pm
A Michigan man is charged with using Snapchat to coerce a Kansas teenager to send him sexually explicit videos. Martez Hurst, 22, of suburban Detroit, is charged in Johnson County, Kansas, with two counts of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of blackmail. Charging documents say Hurst...
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July 23, 2019 - 6:13 pm
A Kansas City suburb is allowing people to pay their parking fines with school supplies. The city of Olathe is offering the option through Aug. 16. Items that are being sought include No. 2 pencils, one and three-inch three-ring binders and single-subject spiral notebooks. People who want to take...
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David Eulitt
July 12, 2019 - 7:19 pm
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill's former fiancee has gone to court seeking to prove that he is the father of her newborn twins and to require him to pay child support. Crystal Espinal filed a petition Thursday in Johnson County, Kansas, District Court. Her petition also seeks to...
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July 03, 2019 - 7:03 pm
Court records say a former suburban Kansas City school district employee fraudulently used the district's credit card to make community college payments for her child and to buy clothes, food and gas. The charging affidavit was released Tuesday for Mikita Watson-Burton, 42, who is charged with...
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