Overland Park

March 12, 2019 - 9:24 pm
Planning commissioners in a Kansas City suburb approved a proposal for a new Islamic center that could serve as a centralized location for Muslims in Missouri and Kansas. The Kansas City Star reports that the Overland Park Planning Commission gave preliminary approval Monday to the Islamic Center...
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March 05, 2019 - 8:04 pm
A civil rights group says it has struck a settlement deal with the Shawnee Mission School District in a federal lawsuit alleging violations of the free speech and press rights of students. The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas announced Tuesday in a news release that the school district will...
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March 04, 2019 - 8:24 pm
A Kansas priest announced at Mass this weekend that a woman who has twice accused him of abusing her has raised the allegation again. The Rev. William Bruning told the congregation at Queen of the Holy Rosary Church that a woman in her early 30's says Bruning abused her when she was a minor at the...
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March 01, 2019 - 6:53 pm
Sprint officials say they have a deal to sell the company's sprawling campus in Overland Park, Kansas. CEO Michel Combes said in a note to employees on Friday that the deal with Occidental Management is expected to close in the coming months. The terms of the deal were not released. The Kansas City...
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March 01, 2019 - 6:18 pm
Authorities say a man was apprehended after fleeing from the scene of a fatal wreck in suburban Kansas City. The crash happened Friday morning when the suspect's vehicle veered off U.S. 69, went down an embankment and struck a pickup truck as it traveled along an Overland Park, Kansas, road. The...
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February 14, 2019 - 6:12 pm
Students in suburban Kansas City have sent thousands of sweet notes of encouragement to students in Parkland, Florida, on the first anniversary of a shooting rampage that left 17 people dead. Missy Pint, of Lenexa, Kansas, began planning the surprise weeks ago. She encouraged students at several...
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February 01, 2019 - 8:17 pm
A Johnson County District Court judge has ruled that Johnson County violated Kansas open records law by refusing to provide names of hundreds of people whose provisional ballots were not counted in the August primary. The American Civil Liberties Union, on behalf of voting rights advocate Davis...
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January 30, 2019 - 7:00 pm
A small pharmacy based in Overland Park will pay $9.5 million to settle a federal health care fraud lawsuit. $1.5 million of that will go to Emily Barnes, of Lenexa, who filed a whistleblower lawsuit against Stark Pharmacy in 2015. She alleged she saw several types of health care fraud, including...
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January 24, 2019 - 6:07 pm
Overland Park police say a teenager was fatally shot in his home and the case is being investigated as a homicide. Police spokesman John Lacy says officers were called to the boy's apartment Wednesday evening. He was identified Thursday as Ben Workman, 17. The preliminary investigation indicates...
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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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