Olathe

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February 20, 2018 - 6:47 pm
Olathe police say a woman involved in a child custody dispute with her ex-husband is in jail after apparently giving her three children a substance meant to harm them. The woman, Therese Roever, 37, and the children were taken to hospitals after they were found by police Monday night. She was later...
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February 14, 2018 - 7:23 pm
Two Olathe North baseball players decided to do something special for the girls in their school on Valentine's Day — all 1,100 of them. Connor Hughes and his best friend, Dillon Ponzer, and other members on the school's baseball team began planning Wednesday's surprise about three weeks ago...
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January 15, 2018 - 7:30 pm
The widow of an Indian man killed nearly a year ago in a suspected hate crime in Kansas has devoted herself to spreading love and positivity in his name. Police allege Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, an Indian immigrant living in Olathe, was shot to death last February at Austins Bar & Grill by Adam...
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January 12, 2018 - 8:13 pm
A drunken driver who killed a Johnson County sheriff's deputy will spend years in prison and then be deported. The Kansas City Star reports Adrian Espinosa-Flores, 39, was sentenced Friday to 12.5 years in prison, the maximum sentence allowed. Prosecutors say Espinosa-Flores was driving a pickup...
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December 15, 2017 - 8:18 pm
A Blue Springs, Missouri, man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and raping a sheriff's deputy in Johnson County, Kansas. William Luth, 25, will face a recommended sentence of more than 40 years in prison after entering the plea Friday. A second suspect, Brady Newman-Caddell, is due in court Thursday...
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November 30, 2017 - 9:26 pm
The man accused in an alleged hate crime at a suburban Kansas City bar that killed one Indian national and left two men wounded has pleaded not guilty. Adam Purinton is charged with first-degree murder in the February shooting in Olathe that killed Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32. He also faces two counts...
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November 27, 2017 - 8:28 pm
Olathe fire officials say a contractor died when a pipe ruptured at the site of a Garmin expansion plant in Olathe. Olathe Fire Capt. Mike Hall said the person who died was working on a high-pressure valve Monday afternoon when it ruptured. He said the rupture occurred near a loading dock area of a...
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November 13, 2017 - 9:44 pm
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City, Kansas, man has pleaded no contest in the 2015 fatal shooting of an Overland Park man. Marquise Stokes, 20, was scheduled to go on trial Monday but instead entered the plea to second-degree murder in the June 2015 death of Velik Henderson, 18. Henderson was...
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November 01, 2017 - 5:52 pm
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A former teacher of the year for a northeast Kansas school district has been charged with sex crimes with a teenager. Two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy were filed Tuesday against Todd Burd, 45, of Gardner. Bond is set at $250,000. No attorney is listed for him in online...
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October 25, 2017 - 9:05 pm
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a former Kansas foster parent has been sentenced to more than twenty-five years in prison for sexually assaulting some of the children in his care. Sean Murphy, 48, of Edgerton, was sentenced Wednesday for two counts of child rape and one count of child sexual...
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