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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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July 10, 2019 - 7:04 pm
A suburban Kansas City community college's president has announced plans to retire just months after controversy erupted over statements he purportedly made about the affluence of its students. Johnson County Community College said Tuesday that Joe Sopcich plans to step down July 1, 2020. The board...
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June 27, 2019 - 8:07 pm
A former Kansas City Chiefs player and now businessman who has served on local and state government boards is running for the U.S. Senate in Kansas. Dave Lindstrom, who lives in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, plans to launch his bid for the Republican nomination with an event Thursday in...
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June 27, 2019 - 7:26 pm
A Kansas man pleaded guilty to kidnapping and killing a woman who he left to die in woods in suburban Kansas City. Korrey Raine White Rinke, 25 of Ottawa, had been charged with capital murder and rape in the 2016 death of Julianna Pappas. 46, of Overland Park. Under a plea deal announced Tuesday,...
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June 07, 2019 - 12:59 pm
Charging documents say a suburban Kansas City nursing home worker stole rings valued at nearly $10,000 from a 99-year-old dementia patient by using lotion to slip them from the woman's hands in the middle of the night. The Kansas City Star reports that 23-year-old Leah Anne Goodall was arrested...
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June 05, 2019 - 8:50 pm
Four people are accused of using counterfeit $100 bills on shopping sprees across the Kansas City area. Prosecutors say the four were caught after Overland Park Marriott Hotel employee reported seeing them throwing trash away in containers that weren't near their rooms. Prosecutors say the suspects...
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April 23, 2019 - 7:03 pm
A driver told investigators that his brakes failed before his car careened onto a suburban Kansas City sidewalk where it struck and killed a young girl, and narrowly missed three other children. Police in Overland Park, Kansas, released the report Monday about the April 12 crash that killed...
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