Olathe

Johnson County Detention Facility
Marc LaVoie
March 06, 2018 - 5:37 am
Johnson County court documents indicate how bad things could have been in the case of the Olathe mother who is accused of poisoning her three children on February 19. Therese Roever, 37, is held on $1 million bond, charged with attempted capital murder. Court records show the three young children...
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Marc LaVoie
February 22, 2018 - 4:50 am
The Johnson County District Attorney charged an Olathe woman with one count of attempted capital murder after she allegedly tried to kill her three children with an overdose of medication. Therese Roever, 37, appeared in court Wednesday. A judge set her bond at $1 million. Police found Roever and...
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February 01, 2018 - 7:34 am
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - Friends say a pregnant Kansas woman whose death is being investigated as a homicide had expected to learn the sex of her baby on the day she died. The Kansas City Star reports that 23-year-old Ashley Harlan was found dead Tuesday inside an Olathe townhome. She had moved to...
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Travis Walker
January 05, 2018 - 11:51 am
Olathe, KS - The Olathe police department is investigating a video that surfaced in a closed Facebook group apparently showing two children getting into the trunk of a car and driving off. The video has since been removed from Facebook. Video showing kids being placed in trunk of car prompts Olathe...
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November 14, 2017 - 5:48 am
The City of Olathe is soliciting input from the community about a potential bicycle-sharing program. City officials are considering the feasibility of the program, along with sites where people can pick up and drop off bikes. People have already begun to offer ideas, said Lisa Donnelly, with the...
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Downtown Lee's Summit
Jim Cunningham
October 16, 2017 - 5:20 pm
A recently-published survey lists three cities in our region among the best cities in the U.S. in which to live. According to 24/7WallStreet.com Lawrence is ranked 33rd, Olathe is 23rd and Lee's Summit is 19th in the 50 Best Cities list. The survey is published in USA Today. "We've been on lists...
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August 24, 2017 - 7:06 am
Olathe, KS - At least one law enforcement officer shot and killed a person during an attempt to serve a warrant, shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday at a home near the intersection of Park and Keeler Streets. The deceased has been identified as 26-year-old Ciara Howard. Neighbors heard officers yelling...
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Michael Ronnebaum
August 16, 2017 - 7:53 am
A new FedEx distribution center in Olathe will employ 290 people. The facility opened today. The 305,000 square foot warehouse is part of the company’s expansion plan to open facilities across the country. Managers expect to hire more people for the holidays, said Nikki Mendecino, FedEx...
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Bill Grady
July 19, 2017 - 1:33 pm
Olathe, KS - Since it began, the Spencer Duncan Run has raised more than $300,000 for military veteran causes. The annual 5K run is named in honor of US Army Specialist Spencer Duncan of Olathe, who, along with 29 others, was killed in 2011 when the helicopter he was on was shot down over...
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Jim Cunningham
July 11, 2017 - 6:54 am
Six fire departments in Johnson County have received new equipment that will allow them to breathe in dangerous fire conditions. Firefighters say it is one of the most important tools they have in a fire, the SCBA or Self Contained Breathing Apparatus. Firefighters usually call them airpacks...
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