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Briefly noted: Denning, Ryckman hint at starting over on K-12 funding negotiations; SMSD bio tech teacher honored by Stanford; House fire in Shawnee displaced elderly man, dog
Denning, Ryckman hint that legislature may start over on K-12 formula. In a meeting with Blue Valley School District leaders in Johnson County Monday, Republican House Speaker Ron Ryckman of Olathe and Republican Sen. Majority Leader Jim Denning of Overland Park said the may be looking to start from
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.
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.
Kansas City area police putting more emphasis on their own mental health
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mental health is a topic that many in law enforcement didn't want to talk about for decades, and many still don't. "Policemen are good problem solvers, but not always in our own personal life," Kansas City, Kansas Police Chief Terry Zeigler said.
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.
Kansas City man identified as driver killed following wreck at Gregory Blvd and James A Reed Rd.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Officials have identified the driver killed in a single-vehicle crash late Saturday night. Emergency crews responded to the deadly crash just after 11 p.m. at Gregory Blvd. and James A. Reed Rd.
Ex-teacher pleads not guilty to sex encounter with student
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A former Olathe teacher and Shawnee City Council member will go to trial after pleading not guilty to having a sexual encounter with a student. Thirty-three-year-old Justin Adrian waived his right to a preliminary hearing Friday in Johnson County District Court.
Overland Park police need help identifying suspect who tried running over man following theft
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The Overland Park Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the man pictured above. Police said he committed a theft and aggravated assault on Nov. 27, near 135th and Glenwood.
Pharmacy tech sentenced for stealing fentanyl from University of Kansas Hospital
Overland Park police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who stole several items from a department store and tried to hit a security guard with a vehicle while fleeing.
Lynn Worthy: Veteran linebacker Justin Houston rises to occasion in Chiefs' time of need vs. Ravens
Dec. 10--Amidst the commotion, emotion, adrenaline and noise of overtime, one voice surprisingly cut through it all and struck at the heart of Chiefs veteran outside linebacker and pass rusher Justin Houston.
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).
Police Desperately Seeking Conversation With This Chatty Golden Ghetto Dude
Authorities are sending holiday season's greetings toward this guy with a buzz cut and what might be a bad attitude amid the season of joy. Checkit:. The Overland Park Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating the man who committed a theft and aggravated assault on Nov. 27. Th
Chiefs’ Andy Reid thinks Patrick Mahomes played his best game vs. Ravens
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes came up clutch once again as he led the team to a 27-24 overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens. Mahomes made some big plays, perhaps none bigger than his amazing fourth-down throw to Tyreek Hill for 48 yards to help them send the game into overtime.
Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill says his foot injury is ‘bad’
Tyreek Hill came to the rescue for the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. The speedy wideout connected with Patrick Mahomes for a huge gain on a crucial fourth down as the Chiefs eventually came from behind to beat the Baltimore Ravens, 27-24, in overtime.
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.
Popular with voters, more conservative states push for Medicaid expansion
Amanda Dabrowski visited the Health Partnership Clinic in Olathe, Kansas, at the end of November, to get help signing up for Medicaid. The 38-year-old has had a tough year – her husband died, she’s disabled from a work injury, so she doesn’t have a job, and she’s caring for her seven-year-old daught
Mission motorcyclist charged in wreck that killed woman
OLATHE, KS (AP) — A Mission motorcyclist has been charged in a wreck that killed the woman who was riding behind him. Fredrick Wilson Kane, 42, was booked into jail Friday. He is charged with involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence in the death of 35-year-old Sierra Crooks. She wa
Longtime Westport staple McCoy’s, Sailor Jack’s closing its doors
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Not one but two restaurants are closing on a popular strip of Westport Road. One shut down Sunday and the other is expected to close in a couple of weeks.
Missing Merriam teen located safe, returned home
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Merriam, Kansas, police announced Sunday night that Preston Ladd had been found. Ladd — 5-feet-3 with brown hair — was the missing 15-year-old, who was last seen Friday at Shawnee Mission North. He didn't return home after school, but he turned up safe two days later.