Overland Park

January 17, 2019 - 6:15 pm
A black student is suing a Kansas school district, alleging that she was told she couldn't perform with a school dance team during a school event because her skin was "too dark." Camille Sturdivant alleges in a lawsuit against the Blue Valley School District that she suffered racial discrimination...
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January 15, 2019 - 6:41 pm
The mother of a suburban Kansas City teenager who was fatally shot by police as he backed a minivan out of his family's garage has reached a $2.3 million settlement. The city of Overland Park, Kansas, makes no admission of wrongdoing in the January 2017 death of John Albers, 17. He was killed after...
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December 27, 2018 - 8:59 pm
A suburban Kansas City shopping mall filled with after-Christmas bargain hunters had to shut as police investigated a report of gunfire in the parking lot. Shoppers poured out of Oak Park Mall on Wednesday night upon hearing the shots, but some were forced to stay inside as police put stores on...
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December 18, 2018 - 5:57 pm
A Kansas security company says it may go out of business because of licensing problems that began when two of its employees were charged with fatally shooting a man outside a Missouri bar. The latest blow to Overland Park, Kansas-based Force One Security is the Kansas City Board of Police...
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November 20, 2018 - 7:31 pm
A group of Kansas residents is fighting for records relating to a suburban Kansas City teenager who was shot to death by a police officer in January. The Kansas City Star reports that the city of Overland Park has denied most of citizen group JOCO United's requests to release records over the...
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November 12, 2018 - 7:13 pm
Authorities say a woman has died after she was pulled from a burning suburban Kansas City house fire. Leanora Marks, 67, was rescued Sunday night from the basement of an Overland Park, Kansas, home. Fire officials said in a news release that she was rushed to a hospital, where she later died. Fire...
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October 11, 2018 - 7:23 pm
Overland Park police have arrested a suspect in a hit-and-run collision that killed two students. The Olathe man, 45, was arrested Thursday and booked into the Johnson County jail on suspicion of failing to stop after an accident resulting in death. Police say the crash on Saturday killed Matthew...
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October 09, 2018 - 6:45 pm
A Missouri man is charged with making a hoax emergency call in Overland Park, Kansas. Johnson County charged Morayonla Olubori Sholaja, 46, of Grandview, Missouri, with one count of giving a false alarm. He is accused of calling 911 with a false claim of an "active shooter" in Overland Park...
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October 05, 2018 - 7:06 pm
A woman has been charged with stealing money from the PTA at an Overland Park Elementary School. Kelli Angela Ridgway, 41, was booked into the Johnson County Jail Thursday on a charge of felony theft. She was released later after posting bond. The charges in Johnson County District Court allege...
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September 26, 2018 - 7:58 pm
A man involved in a heroin distribution network that allegedly connected an Overland Park couple to Mexican drug cartels has pleaded guilty. Julian Felix-Aguirre, 45, pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to distribute heroin and methamphetamine and other charges. He was one of 24 people indicted...
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