The murder defendant, who is charged in the April shootings outside the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom care center in Overland Park, overruled his own attorneys, who wanted to delay an upcoming hearing.
Two people were injured during a bank robbery Wednesday at the Bank of America at 95th Street and Mission Road in Overland Park. Although police thought for some time that a suspect might still be in the bank with a hostages, that turned out not to be the case.
The Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site held its 28th annual fall festival Sunday featuring living history re-enactors, American Indian dancers, and crafts and skilled arts from the mission’s active period in the mid-1800s.
Established in 1867, Kansas State School for the Blind is perched on a hilly, leafy 10-acre campus at 1100 State Ave. in Kansas City, Kan. Like any other learning institution, the school focuses on preparing students for a viable career — except that its student body is blind and visually impaired, and, aside from a small on-campus population, is scattered throughout the state.
Not quite one year ago, the agency that provides mental health services for some of Johnson County’s neediest residents was in turmoil. Revenues were so low, the Johnson County Mental Health Center needed an emergency cash infusion to end the year with a positive balance. The executive director had been placed on administrative leave. And clients were worried about cuts in services, particularly to vocational and teen substance abuse programs.