Olathe

February 19, 2019 - 6:57 pm
A man who allegedly stabbed a woman to death and stuffed her body into a trash can was ordered to stand trial for intentional second-degree murder. Ronald Lee Kidwell, 48, is charged in the July 2018 death of MeShon Cooper, 43, whose body was found at Kidwell's home. According to testimony, Kidwell...
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February 12, 2019 - 6:38 pm
Authorities have rescued a deer found trapped in a storm drain in Kansas, and officials say the animal may have been there for a week. Video of the rescue shows an animal control officer using a long pole with a loop to pull the animal out. After emerging, the doe bounds into a wooded area. Olathe...
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February 08, 2019 - 10:48 pm
A former Olathe nursing home employee pleaded guilty to stealing jewelry from a resident suffering from dementia. Tonette Raylene Ealy, 51, of Kansas City, Kansas, pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor count of mistreatment of a dependent adult. She also was ordered to pay restitution to the...
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January 31, 2019 - 9:08 pm
A man arrested at a Kansas storage unit with two of his children and his dismembered wife's remains has been convicted of three felony counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Jurors deliberated until around 12:30 a.m. Thursday before finding Justin Rey, 36, guilty of the felonies, as well as...
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January 25, 2019 - 9:22 pm
Authorities have charged a man in the death of a suburban Kansas City woman. Police in Olathe said in a news release that Raymond Thomas McCanness, 51, was charged Friday with first-degree murder and mistreatment of a dependent adult. District Attorney Steve Howe identified the victim as Sharon...
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January 22, 2019 - 7:03 pm
An Olathe woman has been found guilty of injuring an infant boy so badly at her home day care that he was left blind and brain damaged. Paige Hatfield, 27, was found guilty Friday of aggravated battery in Johnson County District Court. The jury also granted a motion to allow the judge to impose a...
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January 16, 2019 - 5:46 pm
Authorities say a suburban Kansas City woman has died from injuries sustained when she crashed into a pond. Police in Olathe, Kansas, say Helen Riddle, 61, apparently suffered a medical emergency last week before her sport utility vehicle struck a car and went off the side of a road. She then...
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January 09, 2019 - 7:15 pm
The former owner of an Olathe barbecue restaurant was sentenced Wednesday to serve one year and one month in prison for using customers' credit cards to fund spending sprees. Matthew Sander, former owner of Smokin' Joe's Bar-B-Q, pleaded guilty in November to seven counts of identity theft, four...
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January 04, 2019 - 7:39 pm
A former massage therapist who is on the Kansas Sex Offender registry has been sentenced to 16 months in jail for secretly recording a woman while she undressed. Daniel Justin Gorski, 32, was sentenced Friday in Johnson County for the incident at a chiropractic clinic in Gardner. He pleaded guilty...
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December 27, 2018 - 7:10 pm
A man charged more than a decade ago with child rape in Kansas has been arrested. Javier Vera-Santos, 48, made his first court appearance Wednesday in Johnson County. He was arrested in California this month and returned to Kansas. He was charged with one count of child rape in July 2006 in Johnson...
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