Johnson County

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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Dan Weinbaum
April 24, 2018 - 6:00 am
Kansas City, MO - As far as businesses go, this one is rather simple. "We throw axes at wooden targets. Doesn't get much simpler than that, right?" says Matt Baysinger, co-owner. Blade & Timber is the first, and the only, urban ax throwing facility in Kansas City, opening just a few months ago...
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April 19, 2018 - 10:00 am
LATEST: The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has added several locations and times of possible exposure to measles in Miami and Linn Counties. Now, 18 cases have been found in a measles outbreak in Johnson, Linn and Miami Counties since March 8 - all connected to one daycare. This...
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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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March 13, 2018 - 4:17 pm
Three infants at the same daycare in Johnson County have come down with the measles virus. Measles symptoms often first present like a cold or a flu, but then the tell-tale spotted rash shows up. Nancy Tausz, Johnson County Department of Health, says it can be difficult to figure out if your baby...
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Michael Ronnebaum
March 07, 2018 - 4:10 am
Supporters of track and field programs at Johnson County Community College are organizing a demonstration they hope will convince admnistrators to keep the sport alive on campus. The school recently announced that they were discontinuing track and field at the end of this school year, the team's...
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Bill Grady
February 28, 2018 - 4:07 am
The head of security for Shawnee Mission Schools says the district has had multiple close calls over the past few years involving potential school shooters. John Douglass was a veteran of law enforcement long before he took over as Executive Director of Emergency Services in the school district. He...
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Michael Ronnebaum
February 23, 2018 - 5:40 am
Some mental health experts call it a secret epidemic, a high suicide rate in Kansas, with an even higher rate focused on Johnson County. More than 400 people took their own lives in Kansas in 2013, and more than a fifth of those deaths occurred in Johnson County. "Right now in Johnson County we see...
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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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Bill Grady
February 20, 2018 - 4:12 am
If you own a home in Johnson County, there's a good chance your property taxes are going up, but you can appeal. Starting February 26 the appraisal officers send out real estate value notices. Those values are up between two and 18 percent. The appeals process is spelled out on valuation notices...
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