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Widow Of Austins Bar & Grill Shooting Victim Faced Deportation After Husband’s Death

Sunayana Dumala, the widow of a suspected hate crime victim named Drinivas Kuchibhotla, who was running Austins Bar & Grill, lost her U.S. resident status after her husband died in the month of February. According to U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, the case upset her and he planned to assist the widow as she feared she could not return to the U.S. when she went to her home country, India, for her husband’s funeral. Dumala was living in the United States since the past many years and she studied at the Minnesota College. She got married to Kuchibhotla back in 2012… Read More →

28-Year-Old Arthur Fred Wyatt III Of Overland Park Pleaded Guilty Thursday

On Thursday, 28-year-old Arthur Fred Wyatt III pleaded guilty to attempted robbery outside a Walmart in Kansas that left a good Samaritan with severe injuries and a second suspect dead. On 11th of September, Wyatt and another man attacked a woman while she was busy putting her child in a safety seat in the parking lot of a Walmart in Shawnee; according to investigators. A person present at the crime scene intervened and the criminals shot him several times. John Simmons, one of the attackers, was shot and killed by a good Samaritan. He pleaded guilty to charges that included… Read More →

31-Year-Old Man Charged With Murder For Killing His Stepfather In Overland Park

On Wednesday, 31-year-old Phillip J. Stanley was charged with first-degree murder as she was involved in a fatal shooting case of his stepfather in Overland Park. According to a spokesman for the Overland Park Police Department, Officer John Lacy, the cops received a call at around 1:25 a.m. on Wednesday in the 9200 block of Nieman Road concerning a verbal disturbance. The call was from Stanley’s mother and she told that her son and husband were involved in a verbal fight. The cops responded to the call and identified their home. They heard gunshots when they approached the home and… Read More →

Overland Park Catholic Priest Charged With Child Sex Crimes In Wyandotte County

KANSAS CITY, KS – On Monday, a Catholic priest was taken into custody in Maryland and was charged in Wyandotte County for involvement in sexual offenses with minors. Last week, the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas announced that Kallal was suspended after he was accused of “boundary violations.” An investigation of the accusations stated that, “violations of some of the Archdiocese’s safe environment guidelines which all clerics, employees and volunteers are asked to observe when interacting with young people.” On Friday, Rev. Scott Kallal was charged with two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. It was added… Read More →

Eerie Similarity Between Two Kansas Hate Crimes That Took Place 3 Years Apart

Hate crimes are becoming extremely common and you’ll hear news of a hate crime almost every other day. Individuals are tortured, mosques are targeted and women wearing hijab are threatened or murdered. A large number of fatalities occur due to hate crimes. There is a need to know how the affected individuals and their family members get back to normal life after everyone forgets what happened. In February, 2 Indian immigrants were shot in hate crime incidents, from which one died and the other survived. The shooting incident occurred at a neighborhood bar and the shooter was identified as Adam… Read More →

24-Year-Old Man Charged With Firing Shots Into Overland Park Residence

On 4th of May, 24-year-old Andrew Michael Weldon Esparza got involved in a shooting incident in the 9100 block of West 87th Terrace. He shot fires into an Overland Park house which was not empty at that time. Luckily, no one sustained injury in the shooting incident. Esparza has been charged by Johnson County District Court with a felony charge of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling. On Thursday, he was taken into custody and was summoned to court on a pending drug possession case. His bond is set at $100,000. News Source: www.KansasCity.com

Driver Dead In Overland Park Crash After Running Red Light

On Tuesday, a motorist died after she ran a red light near West 133rd Street and Switzer Road and hit another vehicle. The accident happened at about 9:47 a.m. to which the cops responded. The person behind the wheel of a white 2003 Ford F350 was travelling south on Switzer whereas the driver of a light blue 2016 Chevrolet Spark was going west on 133rd Street and ran through a red light. The name of the individual driving the Chevrolet Spark was not made public by the police. He died at the accident spot. The driver of the other vehicle… Read More →

Overland Park Woman Arrested On Suspicion Of Selling Stolen Cosmetics

37-year-old Yvette Shonk was arrested by Overland Park police on suspicion of stealing high-end cosmetics from local stores and selling them out of her home. Shonk was taken into custody after police officers executed a search warrant Saturday on a residence in the 7900 block of Antioch Road. Upon entering the residence, they found high-end stolen cosmetics worth thousands of dollars. Shonk was charged with felony theft. She was released from jail after posting a $15,000 bond. An investigation revealed that Shonk had shoplifted makeup from the Kansas City metropolitan area, Wichita and Lawrence, so police executed a search warrant.… Read More →

34-Year-Old Overland Park Man Charged With Sex Crime Involving Child

34-year-old Joseph Douglas Spackman was jailed Monday after he was charged for sexually molesting a child under the age of 14 years. He was charged in Johnson County District Court with aggravated indecent liberties with a child. According to court documents, the child with whom Spackman allegedly engaged in “lewd fondling or touching” was born in 2005. Court documents also stated that the alleged crime occurred in February. Bond for Spackman is set at $250,000. News Source: www.KansasCity.com

Kansas Cattle Buyer Cleared Of Criminal Charges

WICHITA – Randall D. Patterson, a Kansas cattle buyer, was accused of wire fraud for faxing invoices to JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding that showed fake high rate paid for the cattle. The charges were dismissed by the federal judge as the prosecutors didn’t have enough proof in court against the cattle buyer to show the judge. On Friday, defense’s motion was granted by U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten. In a statement, Defense attorney Kepler Funk said that he is glad that his client was proven innocent as he was not wrong and didn’t do fraud. News Source: www.CJOnline.com

Kansas Woman Loses Her Second Daughter To Murder

Cherri West’s sadness started back in 1999 when her 10-year-old daughter, Pamela Butler, who was playing outside their home, was kidnapped by a person who came there in his pickup truck. Her older sister, Casey Eaton, was the only person who saw the person grab her sister; she was a teenager when the incident happened. She ran behind the truck screaming and a person who saw her in trouble immediately noted the license plate number of the truck. However, the offender succeeded in escaping. The dead body of the girl was found by the police and the offender was identified… Read More →

Overland Park Man Sentenced To Almost 17 Years For Killing Woman

On Monday, 38-year-old Christopher Duane Wallace was sentenced to spend 17 years in prison for killing a woman in 2016. Wallace was impaired due to methamphetamine when he killed the woman. According to Wallace, he thought 35-year-old Jennifer Lopez was a zombie when he attacked her. He called the cops to the apartment where he lived with Lopez in the 6100 block of Foster Street and told them that he killed his roommate. After the cops took him into custody, he told that he had been high on methamphetamine and was sleeping. Lopez woke him up and he started beating… Read More →