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Court docs detail drug discovery, prostitution that led to charges against Schlitterbahn co-owner in Johnson County
MERRIAM, Kan. -- A disturbance call at a Drury Inn in July led officers to discover a number of drugs, and Schlitterbahn co-owner Jeff Henry sharing a room with a reported prostitute. While Henry was out on bond for his charges related to the Schlitterbahn death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab, this inc
City to Host 2019 Citizens Academy
The City of Gardner will host its annual citizens academy, Gardner You! beginning Jan. 24. Gardner You! is a seven-week interactive civic and public information program that focuses on educating residents and business owners about the city’s governmental processes.
Miami County authorities attempt to find suspicious person
LOUISBURG, KS (KCTV) – The authorities were looking for a suspicious person on Thursday and were unable find him. According to the police, the person fled on foot from officers and is wanted for interference with law enforcement.
Kansas teen dies after SUV crashes into dump truck
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KAKE) - Police say a Kansas high school student died after the SUV he was riding in crashed into a parked dump truck. The crash happened Thursday morning near 40th and Wyandotte Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas. Police told KCTV the vehicle struck a parked city dump truck and that sp
Kansas City, KS police investigate fatality wreck involving 3 teens
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- Officers working an fatality wreck involving three teenagers Thursday morning. Police say the vehicle struck a parked city dump truck near 40th and Wyandotte streets.
Johnson Co. works to address neighborhood concerns ahead of Medical Examiner’s building groundbreaking
OLATHE, Kan. -- Right now, Johnson County, Kan. does not have its own medical examiner's office, forcing autopsies to be contracted out. But that's about to change. The county's set to break ground on a brand new $21 million medical examiner's building Thursday, but not before handling a last minute
Kansas man on probation charged with posting nude photo
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - A 29-year-old Kansas man is charged with posting a nude photograph of a former intimate partner online just months after pleading guilty in a similar crime.
Christmas decorations stolen from Olathe family's yard
OLATHE, KS (KCTV) -- A Grinch tried to steal Christmas in one Johnson County neighborhood and made off with a big display of decorations. People in Olathe are upset that their decorations were stolen right out of their yard.
Several Johnson County communities make list of 'safest cities in Kansas'
JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- Several Johnson County cities have been listed on this this year's safest cities in Kansas. Home security company SafeWise released a list of the 20 cities on Monday.
Louisburg couple closing Overland Park jewelry store
OVERLAND PARK — Diamonds are forever or, as in the case of a rural Louisburg man, 36 years anyway. Scott Wagner has owned Scott’s Diamond Designs in Overland Park since 1982. His wife, Monica, has helped him at the store for the past 20 years and the couple’s daughter, Tamara (Wagner) Wainscott has
Johnson County Residents Challenge Eligibility Of Newly Elected Kansas Legislator
Eleven Johnson County voters are challenging the eligibility of newly elected Adam T. Thomas, an Olathe Republican, to take his seat in the Kansas House of Representatives. The voters, 10 residents of Olathe and one resident of Spring Hill, allege that Thomas, who won the 26th District seat, was not
More teenagers are hitting the brakes when it comes to getting their drivers license
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The freedom and independence of driving doesn’t have the same appeal as it used to for many of today’s teenagers. Faith Pennington, a junior at Johnson County Community College is 21 years-old.
Court: Kansas police can use smell to justify search of homes
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A divided Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that police can rely exclusively on their sense of smell to provide probable cause to do preliminary search of a home for drugs.
SM West senior who lost brother to suicide shares message of prevention through #ZeroReasonsWhy campaign
Mary Beth Karlin was 11 years old on Nov. 5, 2011 when her grandmother told her they had to leave the Saturday morning kickball tournament. “She said we needed to go home and get a jacket or something like that, and I didn’t really understand it, because I told her I wasn’t cold,” Karlin said. “But
American Legion receives $10,000 grant for outdoor activities
About 450 linear feet of privacy fence was recently installed at Gardner’s American Legion. Under their liquor license, they are allowed to serve liquor outside if the area is fenced off. Submitted Photo.
Updates from Johnson County Community College: Paving the way for veteran and military-affiliated students
At Johnson County Community College, we want all students to feel connected to each other, our campus, the community and beyond. That’s why we support programs like Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE).
Former charter teacher charged with more child sex crimes
OLATHE, KS (AP) — More sex crime charges have been filed in Olathe against a former Missouri charter school teacher. Randall Carter II, 42, of Overland Park, was free on bond when he was arrested again Friday.
Chiefs owner says team was ‘shocked’ by Kareem Hunt video
The video released of former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt was shocking to many including team CEO Mark Hunt who ultimately made the decision to release him. “It was a collective decision,” said Clark Hunt while speaking to reporters after Sunday’s game via NFL.com. “Everyone was on bo
Johnson County couple target by fake-check scam
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A Johnson County, Kansas, was targeted by one of the latest money-laundering scams, which involves a fake check and Google Play gift cards, that law enforcement officers are warning about across the country.
These Are The 10 Whitest Cities Kansas In For 2019
We used science and data to determine which cities in Kansas are whiter than wonder bread. Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fourth time ranking the whitest cities in Kansas.