Local news

Presenters to discuss ‘Constitutional Convention’ in Overland Park on Sept. 8
August 28, 2018
Join the League of Women Voters of Johnson County to learn about the dangers a Constitutional Convention poses and why the League of Women Voters thinks opening one could harm America’s basic principles of government and citizens’ individual rights.
Man arrested after hours long standoff overnight
August 27, 2018
A man was arrested early Monday after he was allegedly involved in a series of crimes in northern Johnson County, including a six and a half hour standoff.
Person “getting needed help” following overnight disturbance and standoff
08:56 a.m., August 21, 2018 Updated 10:12 a.m.
Shawnee Police confirm they have now located a man who was involved in a late-night disturbance, which led to an overnight standoff.
Suspect quickly arrested following Monday morning stabbing
10:49 a.m., August 20, 2018 Updated 11:46 a.m.
Shawnee Police say a man allegedly stabbed an acquaintance this morning. The suspect was located and arrested about four minutes after officers arrived.
Shawnee police officer spots early-morning restaurant fire
05:10 a.m., August 19, 2018 Updated 07:08 a.m.
Firefighters from three area departments made quick work of an early morning kitchen fire at the Shawnee Mission Parkway Applebee’s.
Lenexa Police investigating overnight death
05:07 a.m., August 19, 2018 Updated 01:59 p.m.
Lenexa Police say the person found dead outside of a house fire was the result of a suicide.
Family-owned bus service ready for ‘back to school’ season
August 17, 2018
Now that the new school year has begun, cheerful yellow school buses once again dot the streets of Shawnee. Many of those buses belong to DS Bus Lines, a family-owned Bonner Springs business with more than 150 years of experience in the transportation industry.
Local artist features work in Overland Park exhibit
August 15, 2018
Former long-time Shawnee resident and current Lenexa artist Catherine Kirkland is featuring her work in an exhibit titled “What’s the Point?” at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center.
Lenexa man killed in wrong-way crash on Interstate 435
05:24 a.m., August 15, 2018 Updated 02:33 p.m.
The Kansas Highway Patrol has identified the man they say was driving the wrong way on I-435 when he was hit head-on by a semi pulling two trailers.
Power restored following large outage in northern Shawnee
11:58 p.m., August 14, 2018 Updated 12:44 a.m.
KCP&L has restored power to approximately 1,300 customers.
Shawnee police vehicles sport new design to embrace mission statement
August 14, 2018
The Shawnee Police Department has added new graphics on its fleet of 30 marked patrol vehicles.
Ryan’s Buffet closes in Shawnee
August 10, 2018
A popular American comfort food restaurant in Shawnee is no longer in business.
Hereford House named best steakhouse in Kansas
August 9, 2018
Popular culinary website The Daily Meal recently named Hereford House the best steakhouse in the state of Kansas.
Western Shawnee murder suspect makes first court appearance
06:49 a.m., August 8, 2018 Updated 02:26 p.m.
A 49-year-old Paola man has been charged in connection to the stabbing death of a western Shawnee man.