Local news

Shawnee police asking people to protect vehicles from theft
July 30, 2015
The Shawnee Police Department has seen an increase in the number of thefts of tailgates on pick-up trucks in the last month and is encouraging people to protect their vehicles.
3 suspects in custody after high-speed police chase ends in Lawrence
July 30, 2015
Three people are in custody after leading multiple Kansas law enforcement agencies on a high-speed vehicle chase from Kansas City, Kan., to Lawrence on Wednesday.
Water main break forces closure of Midland Drive
06:47 a.m., July 29, 2015 Updated 11:35 a.m.
Shawnee Police have blocked off a stretch of Midland Drive following a large water main break Wednesday morning.
Shawnee Chamber of Commerce beginning Belong campaign
July 29, 2015
The Shawnee Chamber of Commerce is kicking off its second annual Belong campaign in August in an effort to raise at least 50 new members.
Java Jive opens in western Shawnee, offers much more than just coffee
July 29, 2015
The name Java Jive might inspire a multitude of thoughts about coffee and espresso, but there’s much more to this new Shawnee business.
Power restored to more than 1,000 customers following early morning outage
04:13 a.m., July 29, 2015 Updated 05:47 a.m.
Nearly 1,250 KCP&L customers in eastern Shawnee and western Merriam are without power this morning.
Council approves 2015, 2016 budgets
July 28, 2015
The city of Shawnee is looking at finishing out 2015 and starting 2016 with a growing tax base that is recovering from the national recession, with debt levels in the city decreasing and a reserve fund above expectations.
Chipotle to open second location in western Shawnee
July 28, 2015
Chipotle is opening it’s second Shawnee location in the space formerly occupied by Moe’s Southwest Grill.
Face to Face: Complete Construction Service’s Chad Spoor
July 28, 2015
Get to know your Shawnee neighbors with our Face to Face feature.
Three defendants in She’s A Pistol shooting to face trial, one to plead guilty
July 27, 2015
One of the men charged in the murder of Jon Bieker at She’s A Pistol in January, the one three other suspects describe as the ringleader of the deadly robbery, is expected to plead guilty to all charges.
McAlister’s Deli to build Shawnee Mission Parkway location
July 27, 2015
McAlister’s Deli and possibly another restaurant are moving onto the land now occupied by Arrow Rents, which will be combining with another store to open a party rental location in Lenexa.
Stolen property recovered following Monday auto burglaries
02:47 a.m., July 27, 2015 Updated 06:38 a.m.
Four suspects were arrested after allegedly stealing a loaded handgun and other merchandise from vehicles in Shawnee and Lenexa.
Shawnee offering free mulch to residents through September 1
July 24, 2015
From now until Sept. 1, or until it is all gone, the City of Shawnee is offering free mulch for city residents.
Organization Orientation: A club to celebrate Shawnee’s rich German, Belgium, Irish heritage
July 23, 2015
The Shawnee German American Club currently has 50 members and was founded in 2003.
Face to Face: Riley Rambo, guest City Councilman
July 23, 2015
Get to know your Shawnee neighbors with our Face to Face feature.