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November 07, 2019 - 7:59 pm
An employee of a Kansas City area restaurant chain alleges in a lawsuit that he was forced out after telling a manager that he had been diagnosed with HIV. Armando Gutierrez filed the lawsuit Tuesday in federal court. It says he had been working as a serving for a year at The Big Biscuit restaurant...
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October 28, 2019 - 9:53 pm
Police say they are investigating a fatal shooting near an office center in Overland Park. Overland Park Police Department spokesman John Lacy says police responded to the shooting at Deer Creek Office Center at about 8:45 a.m. Monday. The man was in his 60s and worked in one of the businesses in...
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October 15, 2019 - 5:55 pm
Attorneys are considering offering diversion to a Kansas girl, 13, who was arrested last week for pointing a finger gun at classmates. The diversion was discussed Tuesday during a juvenile court hearing for the Overland Park eighth-grader, who is charged with felony threatening. Another court...
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October 08, 2019 - 8:05 pm
The second largest city in Kansas has passed an ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The city council in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park passed the measure Monday with a 10-1 vote. The new ordinance prevents residents and employees from being...
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September 25, 2019 - 6:53 pm
The federal government has accused Sprint Corp. of failing to provide service to low-income subscribers after accepting millions of dollars in subsidies to do so. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Tuesday he's asked the agency's enforcement bureau to investigate. Sprint said...
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September 17, 2019 - 7:37 pm
A Johnson County school district has voted to add LGBTQ protections to its nondiscrimination policy. The Shawnee Mission school board voted unanimously Monday night to adopt the LGBT language. It joins nearby districts in Olathe, Blue Valley and De Soto, who have added the nondiscrimination...
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September 11, 2019 - 8:52 pm
The Shawnee Mission School District will settle a lawsuit that alleged school officials didn't act when a student was repeatedly accused of sexual offenses before he assaulted a student in a middle school classroom. The amount of the settlement was not disclosed. The lawsuit claimed an eighth-grade...
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September 11, 2019 - 7:36 pm
The Kansas and Missouri affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union say they have reached a settlement with the Federal Bureau of Prisons which allows an inmate to receive a drug used to treat his opioid addiction. The ACLU said in a news release Wednesday that the settlement allows the...
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September 03, 2019 - 6:01 pm
A Kansas corporate executive has launched a campaign to challenge freshman Rep. Sharice Davids. (D-KS). Amanda Adkins, (R-KS), filed paperwork last week with the Federal Election Commission creating a campaign committee for a run for the GOP nomination in the Kansas City-area 3rd Congressional...
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August 19, 2019 - 6:32 pm
The Overland Park Police Department requested that the Kansas Bureau of Investigation issue a statewide Silver Alert for a missing Kansas City, Kan. woman. The family of Ms. Lila Mertz, 67, last spoke to her in late July and reported her missing on August 16th. She's described as a white woman, 5’6...
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