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August 29, 2019 - 6:02 pm
Pet owners in a suburban Kansas City town are puzzled and concerned after nearly two dozen animals have been reported disappeared or killed in recent weeks. Shawnee, Kansas, resident Cindy Weber says her cat, Kitty Boy, failed to show up for breakfast on the morning of July 30, and he's not been...
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June 20, 2019 - 8:02 pm
Johnson County authorities say a couple is charged with child abuse and endangerment after they brought a boy, 5, to a hospital weighing only 28 lbs. Elizabeth Francis, 28, and John Carter, 35, of Shawnee, are each charged with abuse of a child and aggravated endangerment of a child. Court...
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June 18, 2019 - 4:50 am
Authorities say one person has died after a driver crashed into a suburban Kansas City home. Johnson County Med Act says the crash happened around 4:20 p.m. Monday in Shawnee. The cause is unclear, and it wasn't immediately clear whether the person who died was the driver or was inside the home.
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April 26, 2019 - 7:05 pm
The Shawnee Mission School District says it fired an elementary school teacher after a video showed her kicking a girl, 5, in the back. The incident occurred Feb. 21 at Bluejacket-Flint Elementary School in Shawnee. The girl's mother said her daughter had a large red mark on her arm after school...
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December 24, 2018 - 7:11 pm
Three children and their baby sitter escaped a fire at a Shawnee home that started when Christmas lights ignited leaves in a gutter. The fire was reported about 2:30 p.m. Friday when lights ignited leaves and flames spread to wood shake shingles. After hearing a crackling sound, one of the children...
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November 14, 2018 - 5:55 pm
Authorities say a former college basketball player in Kentucky has been killed in a murder-suicide in suburban Kansas City. Police in Shawnee, Kansas, found the bodies of Courtney Bivins, 27, of Kansas City, Missouri, and Joshua Mobley, 34, of Mission, Kansas, near a park on Sunday. Police say...
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November 12, 2018 - 7:22 pm
Police investigating murder-suicide near eastern Kansas park SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a possible murder-suicide near a suburban Kansas City park. Police say in a Facebook post that two bodies were found Sunday near Riverfront Park in western Shawnee, Kansas. The discovery...
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October 22, 2018 - 8:09 pm
Authorities say a driver has struck and killed a man, 26, while backing up in the driveway of a suburban Kansas City duplex. The Kansas City Star reports that the crash happened around 9:20 a.m. Monday in Shawnee, Kansas. The man's name wasn't immediately released. Police say the Kansas City,...
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October 10, 2018 - 5:52 pm
Kansas GOP official resigns over post on Dem candidate SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas GOP official has resigned his party post after fellow Republicans condemned his social media attack saying a Native American congressional candidate would be "sent back packing to the reservation." Michael Kalny of...
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August 16, 2018 - 9:14 pm
A Paola man is charged with first-degree murder in a fatal stabling last week in Shawnee. Vincenzo Lucasta, 49, is charged in the Aug. 8 killing of David J. Paterno, 57, who was found dead at his home. Lucasta, who is also known as Morgan Lee Speakman, was arrested Monday in Kansas City. He is...
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