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At least two injured in separate Saturday morning crashes
06:09 a.m., October 25, 2014 Updated 12:25 p.m.
At least two people were injured in separate crashes early Saturday in Shawnee.
Wonderscope offers first Halloween WonderSpook
October 24, 2014
Ready for a night of spooky fun at WonderSpook? The event is Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City’s first Halloween event and is being held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Oct.31.
Journal-World files motion to open sealed arrest affidavits
October 24, 2014
Two Douglas County District Court judges have sealed the arrest warrant affidavits of three men charged with rape. The Lawrence Journal-World on Friday filed a motion to challenge the decision to close the first of the affidavits, citing a new state law that presumes that an arrest warrant is a public document after an arrest occurs.
Choir concert to benefit Johnson County Human Services Food Pantry
October 24, 2014
A list of area churches are coming together to benefit the Johnson County Human Services Food Pantry with a Better Together Benefit Choir Concert.
Dickinson movie theaters sold to B&B Theaters
October 23, 2014
Dickinson Theaters, which owns several Kansas City area theaters including Shawnee’s Westglen 18 in Shawnee, announced earlier this month that it has been acquired by B&B Theaters.
Face to Face: Hope Lutheran’s Senior Pastor Thomas Harries
October 23, 2014
Get to know your Shawnee neighbors with our Face to Face feature.
Men arrested in Overland Park for selling counterfeit World Series tickets
October 21, 2014
The Overland Park Police Department was contacted on Monday by a local ticket broker who said someone was just in their business trying to sell fake World Series tickets to an unsuspecting buyer.
Shawnee Mission Parkway construction project to begin this month
October 21, 2014
The intersection of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Woodland Drive will begin construction within a week as the city installs a left and right turn lane and a permanent concrete median at Midland Drive.
Candidates clash over state budget, education
October 21, 2014
The race for District 18’s Kansas House of Representatives seat between Cindy Neighbor, D-Shawnee, and incumbent John Rubin, R-Shawnee, flared up Wednesday night as both candidates threw allegations of misleading the public at each other.
Bonner Springs teen sentenced for killing father in Shawnee
October 20, 2014
A 16-year-old Bonner Springs teenager was sentenced to five years and four months in a juvenile facility for the second-degree murder of his father last summer in Shawnee.
City, county and schools to see big benefits from Shawnee company expansion
October 20, 2014
The expansion of Westmore Industries LLC in western Shawnee will produce wide economic benefits for the city and Johnson County according to a recent cost and benefit analysis study.
Shawnee catches Royals fever
October 20, 2014
Shawnee has gone crazy for the Royals, and the economic impact is having a big effect on local businesses and the community.
37th annual Gift & Craft Bazaar this Saturday
October 17, 2014
The Ladies Guild at St. Joseph Parish, 11311 Johnson Dr., is holding its 37th annual Gift & Craft Bazaar this Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in McDevitt Hall.
Shawnee Town’s Historical Haunting event Oct. 25
October 16, 2014
Shawnee Town’s Historical Hauntings is ready to inspire more screams for Halloween fans.
Face to Face: American Cancer Society’s Amy Walters
October 16, 2014
Get to know your neighbors with our Face to Face feature.