Olathe

October 11, 2018 - 6:57 pm
Two men have been charged in a string of suburban Kansas City robberies that led to one of the suspects exchanging gunfire with an officer. Pedro Antonio Torres, 23, and Mario Jimenez, 18, were charged Wednesday with five counts of aggravated robbery. Jimenez also was charged with aggravated...
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October 03, 2018 - 7:50 pm
An Olathe man has admitted importing endangered leopard cats. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said Lawrence Payne, 34, pleaded guilty Wednesday to violating the Endangered Species Act. The leopard cat is a small wild cat native to Asia that has been designated as an endangered species. Prosecutors...
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October 01, 2018 - 8:45 pm
Court records say a Kansas woman plotted to kill her ex-husband when she was in jail on suspicion of trying to poison their three children. Therese Roever, of Olathe, was charged in February in the attempted capital murder of her children and last month in the attempted capital murder of her ex-...
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September 27, 2018 - 7:18 pm
A teenager says she was sexually assaulted inside a child welfare office in Kansas as she slept in a conference room. The Kansas City Star reports that the newly released affidavit says the 13-year-old told authorities that Michael Anthony Hamer climbed under a blanked with her in May at the KVC...
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September 25, 2018 - 7:21 pm
A man who abruptly resigned from the Shawnee City Council after being placed on leave from his teaching job has been arrested and charged with having sexual relations with a student. Justin Adrian, 33, was arrested on Tuesday, after he was charged on Friday with unlawful sexual relations with a...
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September 10, 2018 - 9:15 pm
Olathe police say an 18-month-old boy died after being hit by a vehicle. Police said the child was hit shortly after noon in Olathe. Investigators believe a family member may have been backing out of the driveway when the incident happened. The child was later pronounced dead at a hospital. The...
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September 06, 2018 - 8:51 pm
An Olathe man running for a seat in the Kansas House of Representatives has been charged with election perjury. Adam Thomas, 35, a Republican candidate in the 26th District House race, was charged Thursday. The Kansas City Star reports charging documents allege that Thomas submitted a falsified...
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August 31, 2018 - 7:05 pm
The co-founder and administrator of a Christian school in suburban Kansas City has been charged with child sex abuse. Dennis Creason, 48, of Bonner Springs, Kansas, was charged Thursday with three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. The crimes are alleged to have occurred from...
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August 30, 2018 - 10:10 pm
A man is petitioning the state of Kansas for compensation after serving 17 years for a robbery conviction that was dismissed after his attorneys found another man who looked just like him and who lived near the scene of the crime. Richard Jones, 42, filed a petition Wednesday in Johnson County...
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August 08, 2018 - 5:37 pm
A Kansas state representative who won the Republican primary for secretary of state on the second anniversary of his son's death on a giant water slide says it was a "day full of paradox." Rep. Scott Schwab, of Olathe, says he and his family didn't spend Tuesday "caring a whole lot about politics...
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