Archive for April 2017

Walmart reopens after bomb scare

The bomb disposal truck of the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department’s Bomb Squad responded to a suspicious package call at the Legends Walmart. (Photo copyright 2017 by Cole Oakland)


Walmart at The Legends has reopened after a bomb scare this afternoon, according to a police spokesman.

Police responded to a call about a bomb at 4:14 p.m. Sunday at the store at 10824 Parallel Parkway. No explosives were found, according to police.

The city of Shawnee helped provide a bomb dog to assist in the investigation, according to police.

Kansas City, Kansas, police are still investigating the incident and are encouraging anyone with information to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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Elementary school lunch menus

Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools
Monday, May 1
Macaroni and cheese, celery sticks, baby carrots, tropical fruit, fruit salad and milk. Alternate entrees: Uncrustable sandwich, fruit salad, yogurt muffin basket.
Tuesday, May 2
Cheeseburger, cauliflower, broccoli, mandarin oranges, fruit salad and milk. Alternate entrees: Southwestern chef salad, hummus plate, yogurt parfait.
Wednesday, May 3
Chicken tortilla soup, tortilla chips, black bean and corn salsa, orange wedges, fruit salad and milk. Alternate entrees: Garden chef salad, fruit salad, yogurt muffin basket.
Thursday, May 4
Personal pan pizza, tater tots, grape tomatoes, banana, fruit salad and milk. Alternate entrees: Southwestern chef salad, hummus plate, yogurt parfait.
Friday, May 5
Crispy chicken sandwich, cucumber slices, apple slices, fruit salad and milk. Alternate entrees: Garden chef salad, fruit salad and yogurt muffin basket.

Turner Public Schools
Monday, May 1
Chicken nuggets with Italian bread; hamburger mac and cheese with Italian bread, garden salad, corn, applesauce, fruit; mandarin orange chicken salad, corn, applesauce, fruit and Italian bread.
Tuesday, May 2
Chicken nachos with white queso; cheeseburger, garden salad, Texas pintos, mandarin oranges, fruit; taco salad, Texas pintos, mandarin oranges, fruit and cornbread.
Wednesday, May 3
Chicken patty; fish patty, mashed potatoes with gravy, glazed carrots, banana orange mix, fruit and roll; strawberry chicken salad, glazed carrots, banana orange mix, fruit and roll
Thursday, May 4
Barbecued rib on bun; stuffed taco, tater tots, garden salad, peaches, fruit; Cobb salad, peaches, fruit, fruit streusel muffin.
Friday, May 5
Cheese pizza; corn dog, garden salad, broccoli with dip, pineapple, fruit; popcorn chicken salad, broccoli with dip, pineapple, fruit, fruit streusel muffin.

Piper Public Schools
Monday, May 1
Chicken nuggets with Italian bread; hamburger mac and cheese with Italian bread, garden salad, corn, applesauce, fruit; mandarin orange chicken salad, corn, applesauce, fruit and Italian bread.
Tuesday, May 2
Chicken nachos with white queso; cheeseburger, garden salad, Texas pintos, mandarin oranges, fruit; taco salad, Texas pintos, mandarin oranges, fruit and cornbread.
Wednesday, May 3
Chicken patty; fish patty, mashed potatoes with gravy, glazed carrots, banana orange mix, fruit and roll; strawberry chicken salad, glazed carrots, banana orange mix, fruit and roll
Thursday, May 4
Barbecued rib on bun; stuffed taco, tater tots, garden salad, peaches, fruit; Cobb salad, peaches, fruit, fruit streusel muffin.
Friday, May 5
Cheese pizza; corn dog, garden salad, broccoli with dip, pineapple, fruit; popcorn chicken salad, broccoli with dip, pineapple, fruit, fruit streusel muffin.

Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Public Schools
Monday, May 1
Chicken nuggets with Italian bread; hamburger mac and cheese with Italian bread, garden salad, corn, applesauce, fruit; mandarin orange chicken salad, corn, applesauce, fruit and Italian bread.
Tuesday, May 2
Chicken nachos with white queso; cheeseburger, garden salad, Texas pintos, mandarin oranges, fruit; taco salad, Texas pintos, mandarin oranges, fruit and cornbread.
Wednesday, May 3
Chicken patty; fish sandwich, mashed potatoes with gravy, glazed carrots, banana orange mix, fruit and roll; strawberry chicken salad, glazed carrots, banana orange mix, fruit and roll
Thursday, May 4
Barbecued rib on bun; stuffed taco, tater tots, garden salad, peaches, fruit; Cobb salad, peaches, fruit, fruit streusel muffin.
Friday, May 5
Cheese pizza; corn dog, garden salad, broccoli with dip, pineapple, fruit; popcorn chicken salad, broccoli with dip, pineapple, fruit, fruit streusel muffin.

All menus from all districts subject to change.

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Walmart evacuated after suspicious device reported

by Cole Oakland

The Walmart at The Legends was evacuated this afternoon after a report of a suspicious device.

Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Hazmat units are on the scene, along with armed police officers.

Police said a caller said a bomb was placed in the Walmart.

Police are now searching the Walmart meticulously, and it might be a few hours before it reopens, the spokesman said.

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