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KMBZ News Staff
May 09, 2018 - 5:42 pm
Olathe, KS - A Catholic priest in Johnson County has been charged with stealing more than $40,000 from a parish where he was pastor. Rev. Joseph Cramer is charged with felony theft and two counts of felony computer crime. Prosecutors say he stole the money from Divine Mercy Parish in Gardner...
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April 26, 2018 - 5:14 pm
Olathe, KS - Devonte Dominique Wash, 26, of Kansas City, Kansas, has been charged with Capital Murder for the death of Ashley Harlan in January, according to the Johnson County District Attorney's Office. Bond is currently set at $5,000,000. Wash is expected to make his first appearance in District...
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March 16, 2018 - 4:35 pm
UPDATED 19Mar18 The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has now confirmed more people have contracted the measles, mostly still connected to a daycare in Johnson COunty. The number has now risen to 10 - eight Johnson County residents, one Linn County resident associated with the...
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KMBC
February 20, 2018 - 11:44 am
In January, police were called to an Overland Park home on the report of a suicidal teen. That teen - John Albers, 17 - was shot to death by an officer when he pulled out of a garage in a minivan. Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe has ruled that shooting was justified, and that the...
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Johnson Co. Sheriff's Office
Kara Marxer
February 12, 2018 - 6:02 am
The Johnson County Sheriff's Office wants to help citizens with special needs by handing out informational window cling stickers. The clings read, "Special Needs Person May Not Respond to Verbal Commands." They can help inform first responders of how they may communicate with a person with autism,...
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January 12, 2018 - 12:39 pm
A drunken driver who killed a Johnson County sheriff's deputy will spend years in prison, and then be deported. Adrian Espinosa-Flores, 39, was sentenced to 12.5 years in prison, the maximum sentence allowed. Prosecutors say Espinosa-Flores was driving a pickup truck that hit Master Deputy Brandon...
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October 31, 2017 - 4:12 pm
Todd A. Burd, 45, a former teacher in the Gardner Edgerton School District, has been charged with a two counts of Aggrevated Sodomy by Force and is being held on a $250,000 cash surety bond in Johnson County, Kansas. According to the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, the allegation against Burd...
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via Matt Wiggins
July 17, 2017 - 6:02 pm
Overland Park, KS - A serious crash and multi-vehicle fire in the eastbound lanes of I-435 near 69 Highway, involving two semi-trucks and other vehicles, snarled traffic in Johnson County during Monday's evening rush hour. One person was rushed to a hospital in a critical condition as the semis and...
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Jim Cunningham
July 10, 2017 - 7:48 am
A new rental licensing and inspection program is off and running in Overland Park. The program is a two-phase, two-year process that is part of the city's code compliance program. Property owners must obtain and maintain valid rental licenses and pass exterior inspections of all rental properties...
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Kara Marxer
May 18, 2017 - 6:39 am
In a continuation of the KMBZ Cover Story on suicide, a panel discussion will be held to help parents address the issues their children have been exposed to in the Netflix show, "13 Reasons Why." The Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition wants to help parents find a way to talk intelligently...
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