Local news

Police investigating armed robbery in downtown Shawnee.
January 18, 2018
Two armed men demanded money from the registers of a downtown Shawnee auto parts store late Wednesday evening.
Shawnee Police assisting with Westwood crash investigation
January 17, 2018
The Shawnee Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit is assisting the Westwood Police Department after a one-car crash Wednesday morning.
Gillian Flynn honors English teacher, inspires students
January 17, 2018
Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn visited St. Thomas Aquinas High School to visit former English teacher, answer students’ questions.
Faulty wiring cited as cause of Saturday evening house fire
January 13, 2018
Neighbors called 911 to report a fire at 7012 Widmer Street shortly before 5 p.m. Shawnee Fire Marshal Corey Sands said firefighters arrived to find fire coming from the roof of the house.
Man arrested for 2016 murder of Shawnee woman
January 11, 2018
A man who killed a Shawnee woman in 2016 was given a life sentence without the possibility of parole for 25 years.
Lenexa police investigating series of crashes and a carjacking
January 11, 2018
Lenexa Police are investigating after a man sped away from officers, crashed, carjacked a vehicle, and then caused a second crash.
Overland Park man critically injured in motorcycle crash
January 11, 2018
A 25-year-old man was critically injured when he was thrown from his motorcycle Wednesday afternoon on Kansas Highway 7 in Shawnee.
Police: Wednesday’s shooting was not random
12:43 a.m., January 11, 2018 Updated 10:07 a.m.
Police are investigating after a woman was shot twice in the area of the Cottonwood Park Apartments. No arrests have been made.
Shawnee resident celebrates 104th birthday
January 10, 2018
Friends and family members came out for the afternoon event at Brookdale Rosehill, which included a cake.
Shawnee college student assists with cancer research
January 10, 2018
As a biochemistry major and researcher at Kansas State University, Marta Stetsiv is assisting in exploring the functions of a conserved protein in fruit fly muscles.
Shawnee teacher announces candidacy Kansas House District 17
January 8, 2018
Shawnee resident Laura Smith-Everett announced today her intention to run for the District 17 seat in the Kansas House of Representatives.
Automotive Advisers: Avoiding frozen fluids this winter
January 2, 2018
There are several easy precautionary steps you can take to protect your car’s components during the remaining winter months.
City of Shawnee reveals new website redesign
Shawnee officials hope new look will be more user-friendly for residents
January 2, 2018
If you’ve visited the City of Shawnee’s website in the past week, you may have noticed it’s much different.
Celebrating the sound of silence
January 2, 2018
After 13 years of working with the city of Shawnee to solve a noise problem, a neighborhood is celebrating a ‘quiet’ victory.
Popular Kansas City bar expands to southeast Shawnee
December 31, 2017
Rhythm & Booze is now open near 75th Street and Nieman Road.