Olathe

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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Dreamstime
March 01, 2018 - 7:53 pm
The man charged in a possible hate crime killing in a suburban Kansas City bar is scheduled for a plea hearing next week. Johnson County Court records show the hearing is scheduled Tuesday for Adam Purinton, 52. Purinton is charged with first-degree murder in the February 2017 shooting death of...
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Dreamstime
February 20, 2018 - 6:47 pm
Olathe police say a woman involved in a child custody dispute with her ex-husband is in jail after apparently giving her three children a substance meant to harm them. The woman, Therese Roever, 37, and the children were taken to hospitals after they were found by police Monday night. She was later...
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Dreamstime
February 14, 2018 - 7:23 pm
Two Olathe North baseball players decided to do something special for the girls in their school on Valentine's Day — all 1,100 of them. Connor Hughes and his best friend, Dillon Ponzer, and other members on the school's baseball team began planning Wednesday's surprise about three weeks ago...
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Dreamstime
January 15, 2018 - 7:30 pm
The widow of an Indian man killed nearly a year ago in a suspected hate crime in Kansas has devoted herself to spreading love and positivity in his name. Police allege Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, an Indian immigrant living in Olathe, was shot to death last February at Austins Bar & Grill by Adam...
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