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Man Accused Of Kidnapping And Pistol-Whipping Woman In Overland Park

38-year-old Ryan Patrick Gaughan of Kansas City has been charged with kidnapping and pistol-whipping a woman in Overland Park. Gaughan was charged in Johnson County District Court with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery, aggravated burglary and making a criminal threat. He is being held in the Johnson County Jail on a bond of $500,000. According to Overland police, they were called to a hospital Wednesday where the woman had gone for treatment of her injuries. Police found out that ... Read more

Woman And Two Daughters Missing Since Monday Back In Overland Park

According to Overland Park Police reports, Abigail J. Tipton and her two twin daughters, Isabella and Sophia Franklin, safely returned home Saturday night. The woman and her two daughters had gone missing when they were last seen in Overland Park. They were located Saturday. The community and media helped locate them. No foul play was suspected by the police in the incident. However, they were concerned about the welfare of the twin girls, both 4-year-old. Source: www.kansascity.com... Read more

18 People Charged In Kansas City In Large-Scale Heroin Trafficking Ring

2 individuals from Overland Park in their 60s are part of the crime group of 18 individuals who were indicted for relations with Mexican drug cartels. It is shown by the court documents that the 2 Mexican citizens who were living in the country illegally used to distribute 30 pounds of heroin and methamphetamine in the Kansas City area. On Friday, the federal grand jury indictment was made public which includes the lit of names of the 18 group members. They all were charged with: Cons... Read more

30-Year-Old Former Overland Park Police Officer Charged With Making Online Threat

30-year-old Rodney Lee Wilson, a former Overland Park police officer, has been charged with posting a threatening Facebook comment on a Dallas woman's Facebook page. The incident was reported earlier this year and Wilson was fired after that. He was charged with a felony count of criminal threat in Johnson County District Court. According to jail records, Wilson turned himself in to Johnson County authorities on Friday. He now lived in San Diego. His initial court appearance was schedul... Read more

Family Member Suspected In Disappearance Of 87-Year-Old Kansas Woman And Her 65-Year-Old Son

PLEASANTON, Kan. - 2 individuals, an 87-year-old woman and her 65-year-old son, are missing and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation detectives are in search of them. Authorities believed that they both are the victims of foul play. The investigators found a few proofs of the crime as they went to their home in Pleasanton. The clues took the investigators to the Marais Des Cygnes River where a dive team and a cadaver dog were looking on Monday. The family members of the victims reported t... Read more

Former Pastor Of A Clifton Ukrainian Orthodox Church Accused In Kansas Of Choking Baby

On Thursday, 54-year-old Oleh Zhownirovych, the former pastor of a Clifton Ukrainian Orthodox church, was charged in relation to the choking of a 4-month-old child incident that happened in Kansas. He had been the pastor at the church but left serving the church in 2015. According to the police, the cops responded to a report of a man choking a 4-month-old around 7:23 a.m. on Wednesday. Individuals present at the scene held him until the cops arrived there. It was written in the new rel... Read more

Kansas City Seen As Part Of Problem In Rising National Violent Crime Rate

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - According to experts, Kansas City is responsible for an increase in the rate of murders and violent crimes in the United States. The Uniform crime reporting stats for 2015 released by the FBI showed that the rate of murder raised almost 11% and the rate of other crimes raised 4%. Kansas City is included in the list of cities that are responsible for the increased rate of crime. The percentage of violent crimes increased in the previous year as well. The rate of murders i... Read more

42-year-old KC man accused of raping woman in Overland Park

42-year-old Dereje Gebremariam of Kansas City has been charged with kidnapping and raping a woman in Overland Park after picking her up from downtown Kansas City. He said to the couple that he is an Uber driver. It is shown by the court documents that on 7th of August, Gebremariam picked up a couple at the Power & Light District. The passengers thought that he is an Uber driver. However, that was not true as explained by the company spokeswoman on Thursday. The couple was going back to... Read more

22-year-old Kansas man to serve 63 months in prison for human trafficking in Omaha

22-year-old Jason Gregory Johnson has been sentenced to serve more than five years in jail as he was involved in human trafficking in Omaha. U.S. Senior District Court Judge Robert Pratt sentenced Johnson to 63 months in jail on Thursday for the offense of transporting an individual with the intention to engage in prostitution. A press release showed that the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Iowa said Johnson sent a minor through Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa, where she was ... Read more

Kansas Ranked Toughest Among Drunk Driving States

WASHINGTON - Kansas is on the 6th position in the list of states that has the strictest laws related to drunk driving, as shown by a survey. Each state was compared to the others on fifteen different factors by the Wallethub website in which prison time, fines, court fees, and increased insurance rates after convictions were included. It is shown that Kansas has the third-longest required prison term for a person who is convicted for DUI for the 2nd time, which is a prison sentence of mini... Read more

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