Johnson County

July 31, 2017 - 6:39 am
Police in Gardner say four people were injured in a crash involving a 15-year-old boy who had fled after striking a police officer. KMBC-TV reports that an officer was checking on a car Saturday night when the driver suddenly sped away, striking and slightly injuring the officer. Kansas Highway...
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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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Jim Cunningham
June 19, 2017 - 5:53 am
Summer is a busy time for home improvement and repairs, and a lot of those repairs are done improperly because people hire unlicensed contractors who may try to cheat them or cut corners. One way to avoid hiring an untrained, unqualified contractor is by getting up-to-date contractor listings...
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Jim Cunningham
May 11, 2017 - 7:30 am
The new Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center is preparing to open after years of planning and construction. Artists, landscapers and other contractors are putting the final touches on the project located at 8788 Metcalf in Overland Park. VIDEO: Take a tour inside before it opens The county has...
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JOCO Library
Jim Cunningham
May 10, 2017 - 12:43 pm
Shawnee, KS - Construction officially got underway today at Shawnee Mission Parkway and K-7 on a new two-story $18-million library. It's Johnson County's 14th library and the first to be built since 1994. JOCO Community Relations Coordinator Christopher Leitch says while it has all the 21-century...
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Kara Marxer
April 28, 2017 - 4:25 am
A new report says deteriorating roads cost Kansas motorists a total of $2.7 billion statewide annually due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays. That works out to nearly $1,600 a year per driver in Johnson and Wyandotte Counties - The report takes into...
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Johnson County Sheriff
March 24, 2017 - 3:52 pm
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - An affluent suburban Kansas City woman with a history of shoplifting has been ordered to spend a year and seven months in prison for the thefts. Kelli Jo Bauer, 47, of Overland Park, Kansas, also was ordered Friday in Kansas' Johnson County to pay more than $22,000 in...
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