Local news

Crossroads Hospice encourages people to become volunteers
January 30, 2018
Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care is seeking volunteers.
New Shawnee barbershop embraces community values
January 23, 2018
The downtown Shawnee shopping strip has featured a barbershop for many years, but now two best friends are bringing new heart and soul into the location.
Shawnee fire officials spark discussion of needed improvements, potential new fire station
January 23, 2018
Talks of a new fire station are heating up in Shawnee.
Shawnee named one of best places to live in the nation
January 22, 2018
Shawnee was one of only two Kansas cities to make the list.
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.