Overland Park

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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April 06, 2019 - 7:04 pm
A second teenager has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 17-year-old Olathe East High School senior. The new suspect charged is a 17-year-old boy. He and a 16-year-old girl also charged with murder earlier this week are accused in the death of 17-year-old Rowan Padgett...
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March 28, 2019 - 7:57 pm
A suburban Kansas City school district has agreed to apologize to three students who alleged their free speech rights were violated during a national classroom walkout for gun control. The apologies are part of a settlement that the Shawnee Mission School District reached earlier this month with...
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March 25, 2019 - 7:47 pm
A bicyclist who died after being hit by a vehicle last week was an elderly Olathe man. Police said Monday Karman Wells, 71, died hours after being hit on Friday in southern Overland Park. Police continue to investigate the crash. The driver has not been cited. Police say there is no evidence the...
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March 23, 2019 - 10:00 am
A bicyclist has died after being struck by a vehicle in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kansas. The accident happened Friday morning. The bicyclist was taken to a hospital and died Friday afternoon. Overland Park police have not released any information about the bicyclist, pending...
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