Olathe

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September 12, 2017 - 9:10 pm
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City prosecutor has found that law enforcement officers were justified in fatally shooting a woman. District Attorney Steve Howe made the decision after reviewing the Aug. 23 shooting of Ciara Howard, 26, in Olathe. He found that two Olathe police officers and...
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July 21, 2017 - 9:49 pm
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say one of three men convicted in the killing of a Kansas woman initially left to die in a car's trunk has been resentenced. The Kansas City Star reports that Joseph Mattox, 29, won't be eligible for parole for fifty years under the life sentence imposed Wednesday...
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June 23, 2017 - 7:44 pm
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A GOP leader in a largely white Kansas City suburb says the party "didn't mean anything" by promoting a picnic with the slogan "Olathe Lives Matter!" and a rainbow font. The Kansas City Star reports Olathe Republican Party chairman David Lightner says each year the party...
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June 09, 2017 - 8:53 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas man charged with fatally shooting an Indian national at a suburban Kansas City bar has been indicted on federal hate crime and firearms charges. The Justice Department announced Friday that Adam Purinton, of Olathe, Kansas, was indicted by a federal grand jury. The...
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May 31, 2017 - 9:58 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Texas woman was sentenced to five years in federal prison for selling drugs manufactured in Kansas. Thirty-seven-year-old Michelle Reulet, of Montgomery, Texas, was sentenced Tuesday and ordered to forfeit $2 million in proceeds from the crime. Federal...
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May 05, 2017 - 7:13 pm
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The Olathe Police Department is investigating after a man allegedly lost control of his vehicle and crashed into two homes. Police tell KMBC-TV that the driver drove through one house before crashing into a second home on Thursday evening. Witnesses say they saw a light blue...
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April 17, 2017 - 8:16 pm
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A former Johnson County corrections employee was sentenced to six months in prison for lewd behavior and trafficking in contraband. The Kansas City Star reports Alyssa Jo Staats, 25, was sentenced Monday six months of "shock time" in jail as a condition for a two-year probation...
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March 27, 2017 - 8:12 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man wounded while trying to intervene in an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban Kansas City bar has received a $100,000 check. The Kansas City Star reports that Ian Grillot was surprised with the check Saturday at a Houston gala. The India House, which...
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