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Lengthy drug investigation leads to multiple arrests

Seven Miami County residents have been arrested on felony drugs warrants, and four more are being sought, as a result of a three-month narcotics investigation led by the Paola Police Department.Paola residents Dennis Gray, 55, Monica Drayton, 32, Scarlett Drayton, 24, ExZavier Miller, 22, and Candi

REPUBLIC-ONLINE.COM - 2018-06-20 13:00:00

Silver Alert issued for missing 86-year-old Overland Park woman

Joanne WilsonOVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Overland Park police have issued a Silver Alert and are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing 86-year-old woman.Joanne Wilson was last seen by family around 11 a.m. Thursday when she left her home on West 89th Terrace and drove to the HyVee at 95th and A

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-06-22 00:27:01

Separate pleas entered in drug case

An Emporia couple arrested in a May narcotics investigation waived their rights to a preliminary hearing and entered separate pleas Wednesday morning in Lyon County District Court.On May 1, law enforcement officers seized more than 50 marijuana plants from the home of William and Octavia Ellis at 14

EMPORIA GAZETTE.COM - 2018-06-21 14:30:00

Judge revokes probation, sends ‘dangerous person’ convicted in Tinder beating and kidnapping case to prison

Instead, on Wednesday she revoked Allen’s probation and sent him directly to prison to serve the 27-month sentence she’d previously suspended by granting him probation. Minus eight months Allen spent jailed while his 2016 case was pending, he’ll be in prison for the next year and a half.

LJWORLD - 2018-06-21 14:19:17

Overnight storm topples trees in Baldwin City

The storm went through the southern end of Topeka and the south side of Clinton Lake before hitting Baldwin City about 10:50 p.m. Wednesday, said meteorologist Kris Sanders of the National Weather Service in Topeka. After dropping about three-quarters of an inch of rain it moved on and quickly began

LJWORLD - 2018-06-21 10:21:36

Unattended candle started fire at Jayhawk Motel in North Lawrence, officials say

A candle left unattended startedthe fire that burned through the main building of the Jayhawk Motel, at 1004 N. Third St. in North Lawrence, fire investigators have determined.


Briefly noted: Buffett announces new GEICO service center, 500 jobs coming to Lenexa; Apartment fire in Shawnee

Buffett announces new GEICO center, 500 jobs coming to Lenexa. Investor Warren Buffett was in Lenexa with GEICO CEO Tony Nicely to announce a $10 million investment in a service center in Lenexa that will bring 500 jobs with it. The 55,000 square foot facility is located at 11214 Renner Road. It’s e

SHAWNEEMISSIONPOST.COM - 2018-06-20 11:53:34

Council approves plans for new Sikh temple in Lenexa despite residents’ complaints

LENEXA, Kan. -- A local faith community is celebrating a victory Tuesday night after the Lenexa City Council voted 4-2, approving plans for a new temple despite concerns from nearby residents.


Lawrence motel destroyed in fire

Investigators are calling the fire accidental. They're calling the structure a total loss. Additionally, they said the blaze caused approximately $96,000 in damage to the contents of the hotel and a nearby vehicle.


17-year-old identified as victim in shooting outside popular Mexican restaurant in Olathe

OLATHE, Kan. — Police have identified a 17-year-old Olathe boy as the victim in adeadly shooting outside a popular Mexican restaurant.Olathe police said there was a fight Friday night between two groups at Chapala Mexican Restaurant off of Interstate 35 and West 135th Street. During that fight, Dani


Man charged in connection with reported stabbing near downtown Lawrence

Officers arrested one person on suspicion of aggravated battery, and the victim’s injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, Rhoads said.


Inside the Boys and Girls Club's new teen center; facility set to open in August

Leaders of the organization’s Lawrence branch are hoping to boost enrollment among older kids with the opening of the new facility, officially the Don and Beverly Gardner Center for Great Futures, in August.


Lawrence bar and restaurant reopens after death of its owner and founder | Town Talk

Jesse del Campo Jr., 56, was killed in a two-vehicle motorcycle accident on July 16, 2017, between Lawrence and Eudora. After his death, Slow Ride closed its doors, but members of the del Campo family reopened the business in recent weeks.


Lawrence police arrest 6 during special DUI patrol

Five of those people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and one was arrested on suspicion of drug possession, Sgt. Amy Rhoads said.


Topeka man jailed on burglary charges Sunday - WIBW News Now!

According to a release from Topeka police, at around 6:45 p.m. Sunday, police were called to a female in distress in the 2200 block of SE Adams. She reported that her back door was kicked in and she was hiding in a locked room in the house. Officers saw 40-year-old Brian M. Britt and pursued him and


Fire heavily damages building at North Lawrence motel; no injuries reported

Based on the fire department’s early investigation, a fire that heavily damaged the central building at North Lawrence’s Jayhawk Motel Monday morning appears to be accidental, officials say.


Man arrested for kissing and fondling inmate at TCF

KDOC spokesperson Samir Arif sent 13 NEWS a written statement saying, “An investigation into an allegation of misconduct at the Topeka Correctional Facility identified a suspect, who was subsequently arrested by special agents with the Department of Corrections. An investigation into this matter is


Olathe police investigating deadly shooting in restaurant parking lot

OLATHE, Kan. — The parking lot of a popular Mexican restaurant in Olathe became the scene of a homicide on Friday just before midnight.Police say there was a fight between two groups at Chapala Mexican Restaurant off of Interstate 35 and West 135th Street. During that fight– one person was shot and


Woman forced to hide when man breaks into home

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) --A Topeka woman's house was broken into while she was inside Sunday evening.The burglary happened around 6:45 p.m. on the 2200 block of SE Adams.The woman called police saying that a known violent individual had kicked in her back door.The woman hid in a locked room inside the h


Lawrence police blotter for June 18 | Lights & Sirens

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours.Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 167 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and general add