Crime, courts & safety

Police: Accidental discharge of gun injures man
06:15 a.m., April 22, 2018 Updated 10:03 a.m.
Shawnee Police are investigating after a man accidentally shot himself in the groin early Sunday morning.
Suspect who opened fire on a Shawnee bar charged
05:42 a.m., April 22, 2018 Updated 05:21 p.m.
The Johnson County District District Attorney has charged the suspect with two felonies and two misdemeanors.
Sobriety checkpoints to be conducted in Johnson County this weekend
April 18, 2018
The checkpoints will be set up at various areas identified as high traffic accident locations.
Man critically injured after running Pflumm Road stop sign
07:16 p.m., April 13, 2018 Updated 04:29 p.m.
Two people were injured, one critically, when two vehicles crash in the intersection of 71st Street and Pflumm Road early Friday evening.
Motorcycle crash kills Shawnee man
April 13, 2018
A 59-year-old Shawnee man was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle near I-435 and Shawnee Mission Parkway on Thursday afternoon.
Last robber sentenced in shooting that killed ‘She’s a Pistol’ owner
April 12, 2018
A man left partially paralyzed when gunfire erupted as he and three others were robbing a Shawnee gun shop has been sentenced to life in prison for killing the shop’s owner.
Man sentenced for drunk driving, injuring bicyclist in Shawnee
April 6, 2018
A Kansas man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for driving drunk and injuring a bicyclist.
City unveils new fire station design
April 3, 2018
The community was given a sneak peak into the design for the new western Shawnee fire station during an open house on Thursday.
Missouri man arrested following late-night liquor store robbery
09:41 a.m., April 3, 2018 Updated 05:21 p.m.
A 27-year-old Greenwood, Missouri man was arrested less than a half-hour after he allegedly robbed a Shawnee liquor store.
Third man sentenced in gun store shooting
March 30, 2018
A third man has been sentenced to life in prison in the killing of a Shawnee gun shop owner during an attempted robbery.
Police investigate early-morning shots fired calls
March 25, 2018
Someone fired shots at an occupied apartment and a parked car early Sunday in a Shawnee apartment complex.
Wichita man injured in single vehicle crash on I-435
March 24, 2018
A Wichita, Kan. man was transported to an area hospital after he lost control of his car, crashed into a tree, and then rolled the car on Interstate 435 early Saturday in Shawnee.
Two area Cricket Wireless stores burglarized overnight
March 17, 2018
Police are working to determine if two overnight burglaries may have been the work of the same suspects.
Police investigating Thursday morning break-in at vape shop
March 16, 2018
Someone broke into Flat Land Vapes early Thursday morning and took several items from a display case. Police confirm they were called to the shop, located at 6212 Nieman Road, by an alarm company who reported someone possibly inside the business.
Shawnee and Overland Park firefighters extinguish house fire
March 6, 2018
Firefighters made quick work of extinguishing a house fire on a windy Monday afternoon.