Family and friends have stood by Gary Cifuentes since grease burned more than half his body in an accident at the Olathe Churchs Chicken where he worked in August, but so have strangers. Updated: Nov. 3, 2011 9:52 PM |Full Story
Olathe police are investigating the deaths of two people found in a home Friday evening. Updated: Sep. 16, 2011 9:19 PM |Full Story
While most high school students focused on their social lives or jobs over the summer, three from Olathe Northwest High School tried to perfect an educational experiment started in the school year.
Olathe and Gardner city pools have closed for the season because of the increasing number of cryptosporidium cases being reported in Johnson County. Updated: Aug. 31, 2011 4:26 PM |Full Story
Elm Street will be closed from Troost to Pine on Friday while crews repair a broken water line. Updated: Aug. 25, 2011 7:11 PM |Full Story
Army Reserve Spc. Spencer Duncan was a 2008 Olathe South graduate who at 21 left his Kansas family, his best buddies and his girlfriend because he wanted to serve his country. Updated: Aug. 8, 2011 9:03 AM |Full Story
A 21-year-old soldier from Kansas was among 30 U.S. troops killed when a helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan. Updated: Aug. 7, 2011 3:34 PM |Full Story
After lengthy and emotional public comment Thursday, the Johnson County Commission accepted part of a sex-education grant but cut the portion of the program that focused on at-risk youth.
The Olathe city manager on Tuesday bragged to the City Council that his proposed 2012 general fund budget is boring, although a change will make it easier for citizens to weigh in on it.
While other companies are scaling back, Goldblatt Tools is growing. The Olathe-based company has started selling painting accessories and tiling tools, in addition to its drywall, masonry and concrete lines. Updated: Jul. 5, 2011 4:24 PM |Full Story
Most of Johnson County, including the northwestern and southwestern corners of Olathe, is under a boil advisory at least until 5 p.m. Saturday because of possible contamination after a water main break. Updated: Jul. 1, 2011 11:32 AM |Full Story
The Royals scoured the world in preparation for Monday nights major league baseball draft. When it came time for them to make their selection with the fifth overall pick, they were thrilled to spend it on an 18-year-old center fielder who grew up 40 miles from Kauffman Stadium. Updated: Jun. 7, 2011 8:36 AM |Full Story
Kansas transportation officials said Friday they will start a process to review their policy on crossover cables, but warned cables are not silver bullets and will even cause some accidents. The review complies with directions from Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to form a local committee to discuss the issue of using cables along K-10 highway. The issue flared again April 16, when a 5-year-old Eudora boy and a 24-year-old Eudura man died in a crossover accident along that highway. Updated: Apr. 30, 2011 12:29 PM |Full Story
A lightning strike is believed to have sparked fire a top a light pole that forced the evacuation of about 50 homes in an Olathe neighborhood late Monday night. Updated: Apr. 26, 2011 12:58 PM |Full Story