Crime, courts & safety

Officers testify about chaos, life-saving measures in aftermath of downtown Lawrence shooting
January 20, 2018
The first Lawrence police officers to reach two men fatally shot on a Massachusetts Street sidewalk described a scene of chaos, panic and hostility during testimony Friday morning at a hearing in the downtown triple-murder case.
Police investigating armed robbery in downtown Shawnee.
January 18, 2018
Two armed men demanded money from the registers of a downtown Shawnee auto parts store late Wednesday evening.
Shawnee Police assisting with Westwood crash investigation
January 17, 2018
The Shawnee Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit is assisting the Westwood Police Department after a one-car crash Wednesday morning.
Faulty wiring cited as cause of Saturday evening house fire
January 13, 2018
Neighbors called 911 to report a fire at 7012 Widmer Street shortly before 5 p.m. Shawnee Fire Marshal Corey Sands said firefighters arrived to find fire coming from the roof of the house.
Court testimony: Topeka feud led to ‘mayhem’ that left 3 dead on Massachusetts Street
January 12, 2018
As hundreds of downtown Lawrence bar-goers spilled onto Massachusetts Street about 1:40 a.m. Oct. 1, two comparatively small groups of feuding young men from Topeka collided — and some of them had guns.
Man arrested for 2016 murder of Shawnee woman
January 11, 2018
A man who killed a Shawnee woman in 2016 was given a life sentence without the possibility of parole for 25 years.
Lenexa police investigating series of crashes and a carjacking
January 11, 2018
Lenexa Police are investigating after a man sped away from officers, crashed, carjacked a vehicle, and then caused a second crash.
Overland Park man critically injured in motorcycle crash
January 11, 2018
A 25-year-old man was critically injured when he was thrown from his motorcycle Wednesday afternoon on Kansas Highway 7 in Shawnee.
Police: Wednesday’s shooting was not random
12:43 a.m., January 11, 2018 Updated 10:07 a.m.
Police are investigating after a woman was shot twice in the area of the Cottonwood Park Apartments. No arrests have been made.
Two police vehicles burglarized during early-morning business break-in
December 28, 2017
Shawnee Police are investigating after someone broke into a fenced parking lot at Shawnee Mission Ford and burglarized two Shawnee police vehicles which were at the business for service.
Pro racecar driver Tucker accused of not reporting income
December 26, 2017
A Shawnee accountant has been charged.
Passerby alerts sleeping residents of house fire
05:31 a.m., December 23, 2017 Updated 06:55 a.m.
For the second time in less than 24 hours, firefighters from Shawnee and Overland Park were called to respond to a house fire in Shawnee.
Three people escape from early-morning house fire
December 22, 2017
Firefighters from Shawnee and Overland Park responded on a house fire early Friday morning.
Shawnee police act as Santa’s helpers
December 20, 2017
Thanks to the generous Secret Santa who donated $20,000 this year, the city’s police department handed out $100 bills to residents in need.
Woman’s body found in KCMO
11:12 a.m., December 19, 2017 Updated 04:16 a.m.
Overland Park Police are trying to locate a missing 18-year-old girl.

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