Court records reveal details of deadly shootout at She’s A Pistol in Shawnee

Details of what happened Jan. 9 during an attempted robbery at the gun store at 5725 Nieman Road were revealed publicly for the first time Monday in court documents. Jon Bieker, 44, who owned the store with his wife, was shot and died later in a hospital. Four men — Londro E. Patterson III, 20, Deanthony A. Wiley, 19, Nicquan K. Midgyett, 19, and Hakeem W. Malik, 18 — are charged with first-degree felony murder.

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KU’s title run, Iowa State’s loss aren’t big alarms for health of Big 12 basketball

Two thought-provoking columns about Big 12 men’s basketball over the weekend questioned the power of the conference. But no one should be surprised that Texas Tech, led by a coach with a national championship ring, could pull off an upset. And as for Kansas’ 10 straight titles sapping power from the conference, the league has performed about as well as it did before KU’s run.

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‘Lone soldiers’ from Kansas City serve in Israel’s army

Barstow and Park University graduate Jake Fichman is a combat medic, part of a small group inside the Israel Defense Forces of “lone soldiers” — foreigners whose parents do not live in Israel. The support group Friends of the Israel Defense Forces estimates that a half-dozen Missouri and Kansas enlistees are among the 450 or so who enlist each year from the U.S.


Dayton Moore, Shane Ray among KC Sports Commission award winners

Royals general manager Dayton Moore and Missouri defensive end Shane Ray are among the winners of the Kansas City Sports Commission Awards to be presented April 15 in Kansas City. Other winners: Park University volleyball coach Mike Talamantes as coach of the year, powerlifting champion Bobbi Walden as sportswoman of the year, and Baker football coach Mike Grossner and soccer standout Nick Hibbeler as community champions.

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