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Two injured in six-car crash in De Soto

DE SOTO, KS (KCTV) – Crews are responding to a six-vehicle crash Friday evening in De Soto. Officials at the scene near K-10 and Kill Creek Road report that two people were injured in the crash and that they are in serious but stable condition.


Lenexa man arrested after shooting office in western Kansas

RUSSELL, KANSAS (KCTV5) -- A Lenexa man is behind bars in connection with the shooting of a police officer in western Kansas. Taylor Malcolm, a 29-year-old from Lenexa has been arrested for allegedly shooting an officer.


OUR VIEW: Spillway repairs may be postponed

Repair to Gardner Lake dam, and dredging the lake, may be postponed, again. Two years ago, the Gardner City Council approved debt financing of $300,000 to dredge Gardner Lake, but matching grant funds of $280,000 were not received because the lake is not the city’s main water source. Currently, Gard


Kansas Supreme Court again overturns sentence in Shawnee County case

A prison sentence that was legal when pronounced does not become illegal if the law subsequently changes, the Kansas Supreme Court said Friday in reversing — for the second time — a calculation by Shawnee County District Judge Nancy Parrish of the sentence to be served by convicted robber Jimmy Lee


Chiefs Tyreek Hill going through ‘child in need of care’ case in Johnson County family court

OLATHE, Kan. — FOX4 learned of new developments Thursday involving off-field issues surrounding Chiefs star wide receiver Tyreek Hill. Following reports that Overland Park police went to his home to investigate domestic issues twice in March, FOX4’s Shannon O’Brien reports that Hill is going through


Colorado trucker charged in deaths of 5 on Kansas Turnpike

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A truck driver from Greeley, Colorado, is charged with five counts of vehicular homicide for a fiery 2017 crash that killed five people on the Kansas Turnpike near Bonner Springs.


Gardner City Council hires Pruetting; salary set at 150K plus

Gardner mayor Steve Shute selected Jim Pruetting to replace Cheryl Harrison-Lee as the new city administrator during a council meeting April 15. During public comments, Heath Freeman, former planning commissioner and city council member, voiced concerns regarding the administrative contract.


Mission police were justified in shooting suspect who shot school, prosecutor finds

MISSION, KS (KCTV) -- Mission police were justified in shooting a suspect who had opened fire on a Shawnee Mission elementary school on March 1, Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe said Friday.


Record Super Kansas Cash jackpot claimed by Johnson County resident

TOPEKA, Kan. – Super Kansas Cash has been rolling since January of 2018, reaching a record jackpot amount of $6,691,944.00!. The historic jackpot was hit in the Wednesday, April 17 drawing and was claimed anonymously Thursday morning by a Johnson County resident.


Report: Tyreek Hill temporarily loses custody of son during battery investigation

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill and his fiancée Crystal Espinal have temporarily lost custody of their 3-year-old son as officials investigate allegations of child abuse, KCTV5 reports.


KC metro restaurants struggling to find employees

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — About half of adults have worked in the restaurant industry at some point in their lives. Right now, though, that industry is struggling to fill jobs in Kansas City.


Kansas receives roughly $55.9 million payment from tobacco settlement

TOPEKA, KS (KCTV) -- Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced on Friday that Kansas has received its annual tobacco settlement payment totaling more than $55.9 million. The $55,989,218.94 total was received on Thursday and is consistent with the estimate that the attorney general provided last fall


Shawn Parcells says he will move to Missouri, continue working

SHAWNEE COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- The man who has the been the focus of a relentless KCTV5 News investigation into botched autopsies remains shut down in Kansas, but Shawn Parcells has a backup plan and you may not like it.


Lenexa man charged with rape

JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) – A 33-year-old Lenexa man has been charged with rape. According to records, Christopher Antonio Shivers was booked into jail on Thursday after being arrested just after 2 a.m.


Truck driver charged in 2017 fiery crash that killed five on I-70 Kansas Turnpike

A Colorado truck driver has been charged with five counts of vehicular homicide nearly two years after a fiery crash that killed five people on the Kansas Turnpike near Bonner Springs.


Budweiser’s Clydesdales draw big crowd in Overland Park

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Here comes the king! Hundreds of people crowded the parking lot at the Hy-Vee on 135th Street in Overland Park on Friday to get up close and personal with the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales.


Increased enforcement to take place over 420 weekend in Kansas

TOPEKA — There will be increased traffic enforcement and police visibility across the state to crack down on drugged driving, according to a Kansas Department of Transportation press release. This enforcement will run from April 19-21, where 420 (April 20) is largely recognized for its social attent


After man falls to his death from flyover ramp in Lenexa, police seek witnesses

After a man fell to his death Sunday from a high flyover ramp at Interstate 435 in Lenexa, police asked for help from anyone who may have witnessed it. A passerby called police and said she saw the man fall from the highest bridge in the interchange, the eastbound Kansas 10 flyover ramp to northboun


Briefly Noted: DUI saturation patrol; Lenexa’s cost share program for lawn and garden care

Police departments in northeast Johnson County will conduct a state-sponsored DUI Saturation Patrol on Saturday, April 20, from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. The focus of the saturation patrol is to deter and apprehend impaired drivers who are operating under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, according to


Hello Kitty Cafe Truck coming to Kansas City

LEAWOOD, Kan. — Everyone’s favorite all-pink café on wheels is heading to Kansas City. The Hello Kitty Café Truck, which is currently road-tripping from coast to coast, will be parked from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 27 between Bravo and J. Crew at Town Center Plaza in Leawood.