Johnson County

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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KMBC Channel 9 News
March 24, 2017 - 8:28 am
CENTERVIEW, Mo. (AP) - Authorities say a riot inside a western Missouri jail pod was brought under control overnight. The Johnson County sheriff's office announced at 12:15 a.m. Friday on its Facebook page that the situation was resolved without injuries to staff or inmates. WDAF-TV reports that...
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Marc LaVoie
March 14, 2017 - 11:08 am
Business owners in Johnson County have until Wednesday to appeal their property tax appraisals, and homeowners have a March 29 deadline. The number of property tax appeals in 2017 are similar to years past, with representatives of just under 900 businesses asking the county to reduce their tax...
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