Local news

Two alarm fire destroys western Shawnee home
07:39 a.m., March 24, 2017 Updated 08:11 a.m.
Shawnee Fire Investigators say careless smoking sparked a house fire near 50th Street and Millridge Street.
City celebrates Belgian immigrants with memorial
March 21, 2017
Immigrants brought Shawnee to life more than a century ago. And now, a group of them are being celebrated.
CASA volunteer serves as voice for children
March 21, 2017
Cathy Matlack, of Shawnee, donates her time to help abused and neglected children.
Overcoming the odds
Shawnee mother raises money for cancer research, campaigns for ‘woman of the year’
March 21, 2017
Two years ago, Emily Dumler was told she had six months to live. Today, the Shawnee mother-of-three is cancer-free and grateful for every second she has with her family.
Shawnee firefighters assist in Merriam house blaze
March 20, 2017
Shawnee firefighters, along with Overland Park firefighters, responded to a house fire in the 10100 block of west 65th street in Merriam yesterday afternoon.
Downtown theater plans up in the air
March 17, 2017
A Shawnee couple’s dream to renovate the former Aztec Theatre has been put on hold.
Police seeking missing person
11:09 a.m., March 15, 2017 Updated 12:36 a.m.
Shawnee Police are asking for assistance in locating a missing man.
Shawnee Police Department to offer “Coffee with a Cop”
March 8, 2017
The Shawnee Police Department is offering you a chance to sit and talk about your community with those who protect you.
Road work scheduled for SM Parkway
March 8, 2017
If your daily commute includes Shawnee Mission Parkway as it heads east out of Shawnee and into Merriam, you may want to find a different route for awhile.
Shawnee attracts Amazon, other businesses
March 8, 2017
Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. will soon be opening a distribution center in Shawnee.
Shawnee Target undergoes renovation
March 8, 2017
Significant interior improvements are being made to the Shawnee Target at 15700 Shawnee Mission Pkwy.
Spring forward, Shawnee
Garden Club of Shawnee offers spring gardening tips
March 8, 2017
Garden Club of Shawnee offers spring gardening tips.
Chipotle Mexican Grille benefits the KC Pet Project today
March 8, 2017
Craving a burrito? Today, you can eat one for a good cause.
‘You’ve got a friend in me’
Thanks to childhood bestie, SM Northwest student earns his crown
March 1, 2017
Shawnee Mission Northwest senior John Baska was recently crowned the school’s WPA king, thanks to a little help from his childhood friend.
Shawnee police detective offers tips to keep kids safe online
February 28, 2017
Shawnee Police Detective John Stirling offered a free internet safety seminar to parents and residents last week.