Olathe

April 24, 2018 - 6:49 pm
A suburban Kansas City mother has been found competent to stand trial on charges that she gave her three children medication to try and kill them before taking it herself. The attorneys for Therese Roever, 37, requested a mental evaluation for the Olathe woman. A judge reviewed the results before...
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April 17, 2018 - 10:09 am
Health officials say a northeast Kansas measles outbreak that started in a day care has grown to 16 cases. Kansas Department of Health and Environment says 13 of the cases are in Johnson County, two in Linn County and one in Miami County. The Kansas City Star report the outbreak started March 8th...
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April 12, 2018 - 7:31 pm
The suspect in the fatal shooting of an Indian immigrant last year in a Kansas City suburb may plead guilty to a federal hate crime charge. The Kansas City Star reports Adam Purinton, 52, of Olathe, on Wednesday filed a change of plea notice in federal court in Kansas, where he is charged with a...
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April 12, 2018 - 7:15 pm
A man left partially paralyzed when gunfire erupted as he and three others were robbing a suburban Kansas City gun shop has been sentenced to life in prison for killing the shop's owner. The Kansas City Star report that De'Anthony Wiley, 23, won't be eligible for parole for 25 years under the...
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March 30, 2018 - 6:02 pm
A third man has been sentenced to life in prison in the killing of a suburban Kansas City gun shop owner during an attempted robbery. Nicquan Midgyett, 22, of Kansas City, Missouri, won't be eligible for parole for 29 years under the sentence imposed Thursday for first-degree murder, attempted...
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March 22, 2018 - 5:57 pm
An Olathe man was sentenced for the second time for setting a fire and then shooting at first responders who responded. William Outhet Jr., 63, was sentenced Thursday to nearly 14 years in prison for attempted first-degree murder. Prosecutors say he set his house on fire in February 2013 and fired...
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Dreamstime
March 13, 2018 - 6:08 pm
Four siblings in the Kansas foster care system have all been adopted by the same family. The Kansas City Star reports that Johnson County District Court Judge Kathleen Sloan made the adoptions official on Monday for Alisia, 17, Bradley, 16, Cody, 15, and Emma, 11. Eric and Phyllis Watson received...
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Dreamstime
March 06, 2018 - 8:18 pm
A man charged with killing an Indian national and wounding another in a shooting last year at a suburban Kansas City bar has pleaded guilty to premeditated first-degree murder. Adam Purinton also pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of attempted premeditated murder. Witnesses said Purinton, who is...
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Dreamstime
March 06, 2018 - 7:46 pm
New court documents show that two of the three children a Kansas mother is accused of poisoning would have died if police had not found them. The Kansas City Star reports that Therese Roever of Olathe is charged with attempted capital murder after police say she gave her children some kind of...
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Dreamstime
March 05, 2018 - 7:47 pm
A former Olathe South High School teacher who engaged in a sexual relationship with a student has been sentenced to three years of probation. As part of a plea deal, Michael Jasiczek, 43, will serve 10 days of "shock time" in jail and will have to register as a sex offender. The Kansas City Star...
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