A suspect has been taken into custody in connection with the stabbing death of Shawnee resident David J. Paterno, Shawnee police said Monday evening. The case was previously being handled by the Metro Squad.
Faith Chapel Assembly of God pastor Bob Cave asked for prayers for the families of three teenagers killed in a fatal van crash Friday. The crash occurred after a tire blow-out on Missouri 13 near Bolivar, Mo.
A Leawood teen who has struggled with depression has organized a music festival to raise awareness for youth mental health and suicide prevention programs. The You Matter Festival is planned for August 11.
Six Johnson County superintendents announced plans to bring mental health providers, parents, religious leaders, local businesses and school districts together to find ways to address and prevent teen suicide.