Local news

Shawnee Dispatch ceases publication
November 28, 2018
The Shawnee Dispatch is ceasing publication.
A home away from home: senior care facility opens in Shawnee
November 26, 2018
The first Golden Oaks Memory Care Home will be opening in Shawnee next month
Two injured in Interstate 435 rollover
November 26, 2018
Two people were injured when the vehicle they were riding in crashed on Interstate 435 north near Johnson Drive on Monday afternoon.
Overland Park man arrested after struggling with Shawnee officer early Sunday
November 26, 2018
An Overland Park man was arrested early Sunday morning after he tried to avoid arrest and struggled with a Shawnee officer.
Shawnee Fire Department debuts new fire truck to public
06:00 a.m., November 26, 2018 Updated 08:23 p.m.
After months of planning, designing and anticipation, the Shawnee Fire Department is debuting its newest addition to the fleet.
MTKC to present two musicals for holiday season
November 25, 2018
In honor of its one-year anniversary at B&B Live, Music Theatre Kansas City is presenting two musicals for the upcoming holiday season.
Early-morning crash on I-435 leaves one man injured
03:58 a.m., November 25, 2018 Updated 09:21 a.m.
A man in his late teens was transported to an area trauma center after he was involved in a single-car crash early Sunday in Shawnee. The crash was reported to police just after 3 a.m.
Local business owners work together to bring Santa mailbox to Shawnee
November 24, 2018
A magical mailbox has appeared in Shawnee.
Child hit by car during Thanksgiving morning disturbance
November 22, 2018
Police say an 11-year-old girl was hit by a car in the Carlyle Apartments Thanksgiving morning.
Pedestrian struck by pickup truck in eastern Shawnee
07:56 p.m., November 20, 2018 Updated 10:05 a.m.
Shawnee Police are investigating after a man in his 30s was hit by a pickup truck on 75th Street near Stearns Street on Tuesday evening.
58-year-old Shawnee man injured in crash with tree and house
07:39 p.m., November 20, 2018 Updated 10:13 a.m.
Shawnee Police are investigating after a vehicle crashed into a tree and then clipped the front of a house on Tuesday evening.
Hooters not coming to Shawnee, city confirms
November 13, 2018
The city of Shawnee confirmed to the Dispatch today that Hooters is not coming to Shawnee.
Shawnee murder-suicide victim identified as former college basketball standout
06:41 p.m., November 11, 2018 Updated 11:50 p.m.
Shawnee Police are investigating after two people were found dead in an undeveloped city park early Sunday afternoon.
LGBT Native American Democrat wins Kansas 3rd District House race
November 7, 2018
Democrat Sharice Davids unseated Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in Tuesday’s election to become the nation’s first LGBT and Native American woman in Congress.
Shawnee election results: Familiar faces, newcomer capture wins
November 7, 2018
Here are the unofficial state representative results from the local midterm election races.