Local news

Eight, including Shawnee man, indicted on federal fraud charges
November 21, 2014
Eight people who worked for a Kansas City, Kan., company, including a Shawnee man, were indicted on federal fraud charges this week by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
10 Quivira Plaza sells for $24.8 million
November 20, 2014
Ten Quivira Plaza shopping center has been sold for $24.8 million by Tri-Land Properties Inc. to 10 Quivira Plaza 14 A LLC, a parternship based in Glenwood Village, Colo.
Westbrook Village developer terminates deal
November 19, 2014
A deal to develop the mostly vacant Westbrook Village Shopping Center has ended before any concrete retail development plans ever really got started. As of Sept. 29, the developer MDDS has pulled out of a deal with the city to develop a big-box 240,000-square-foot retail project at Quivira Road and 75th Street. MDDS terminated the project after several months of preliminary work and studies on the site. Reports were that Menards, a regional home improvement store, was primed to be the main tenant.
Shawnee Wendy’s robbed late Tuesday
10:25 a.m., November 19, 2014 Updated 10:33 a.m.
Shawnee Police say they are investigating the armed robbery of the Wendy’s restaurant at 11450 Shawnee Mission Parkway.
Face to Face: Steve Taylor
November 19, 2014
Get to know your Shawnee neighbors with our Face to Face feature.
Shawnee’s Flower Classroom targets future florists, enthusiasts
November 19, 2014
The Flower Classroom in Shawnee is helping people become professional florists, and those who simply love flowers explore the craft.
Accident report from Shawnee carjacking case shows new details
November 17, 2014
The accident report from a Nov. 5 carjacking at the Shawnee Hy-Vee shows that the two Kansas teens rolled the stolen vehicle twice while allegedly evading Shawnee police.
Overland Park Regional Medical Center ER opens in Shawnee
November 17, 2014
Take the emergency room of any major hospital, cut it out and transplant it onto a major artery through Shawnee. That’s what the leaders behind the new Overland Park Regional Medical Center Emergency Room, an HCA Midwest Health facility, have done. Located at 10310 Shawnee Mission Parkway, one block west of Interstate 35, the emergency room is a freestanding department with everything a person would expect to find at a traditional emergency room in a hospital.
Home invasion suspects focus of Shawnee police search
11:21 a.m., November 15, 2014 Updated 11:34 a.m.
Shawnee Police spent nearly six hours searching for suspects involved in a home invasion, which occurred in Independence, Missouri overnight. A vehicle taken during the home invasion was found in a Shawnee backyard.
Shawnee, area law enforcement to target impaired drivers over Thanksgiving holiday
November 14, 2014
The Shawnee Police Department will join law enforcement across the state, including the Kansas Highway Patrol, in the Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign.
Man sentenced to 13 years for Shawnee bank robbery
November 13, 2014
A Missouri man was sentenced Wednesday to 13 years and a month in federal prison for the robbery of a Shawnee bank in December, 2013.
Face to Face: Kevin Tubbesing
November 12, 2014
Get to know your Shawnee neighbors with our Face to Face feature.
Shawnee retail developer asking for $12 million in tax incentives
November 11, 2014
Developers targeting the southwest corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Maurer Road are seeking $12 million in city incentives for the project. A 185,000-square-foot shopping center is being proposed for the site and the Shawnee City Council on Monday set a Dec. 22 public hearing to consider the creation of a tax increment financing district (TIF) for the project.
Vietnam veterans share journey as 60th year of Veterans Day celebrated
November 11, 2014
Two local veterans share their stories as the nation celebrates the 60th year of Veterans Day.
Davis Family Dental coming home to Shawnee
November 10, 2014
Davis Family Dental of Shawnee opened last week at 6345 Long Avenue. Dr. Brian Davis grew up in Shawnee and is realizing a dream to open his own practice in his home town.