Local news

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.
Shawnee photographer sets focus on city hall, helps change ordinance
November 7, 2018
When her life was nearly turned upside down because of a single phone call, however, Shawnee photographer Sarah Chou found herself in the midst of an unexpected civics lesson, and on the path to changing a city law.
Shawnee seniors carve and decorate doll cradles for children in need
November 7, 2018
Residents at Village Cooperative of Shawnee spent months constructing and decorating baby doll cradles for children in need.
Sporting KC forward to help celebrate new Scooter’s Coffee in Shawnee
November 6, 2018
A soccer star will be in Shawnee this week.
Shoebox gifts to be collected at two Shawnee locations
November 6, 2018
Shawnee volunteers hope to collect more than 15,782 gifts to contribute to Operation Christmas Child’s 2018 goal of reaching 11 million children in need.
Shawnee organization awarded grants
November 6, 2018
Sunflower House in Shawnee received two grants
One person injured in Thursday evening crash
06:53 p.m., November 1, 2018 Updated 07:36 p.m.
One person was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a crash Thursday evening.
Six new charges filed against Shawnee Christian school founder
October 31, 2018
More charges have been filed against a former Shawnee Christian school leader who was arrested earlier this year for child sex abuse.
Shawnee student set to perform in ‘Oklahoma!’
October 30, 2018
The School of Music, Theater, and Dance at Kansas State University will present the classic love story “Oklahoma!” during the first two weekends of November.
Shawnee Sky Zone introduces state-of-the-art virtual reality, complete location remodel
October 30, 2018
Virtual reality is now an actual reality at the Kansas City Sky Zone in Shawnee
Shawnee student helps select ancient texts for library’s special collection
October 30, 2018
A Shawnee native has found herself in a rare position for any undergraduate student: researching and finding and championing the selection of ancient manuscript’s for her university’s special collections.
Kansas City man arrested after causing two disturbances
October 30, 2018
A 28-year-old Kansas City, Missouri man was arrested by Shawnee police after he allegedly caused two disturbances and broke into a house in eastern Shawnee.

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