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Overland Park man sentenced for child pornography

An Overland Park man was sentenced Monday to 97 months in federal prison for distributing child pornography on the Internet while posing as a 46-year-old woman, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

Frank Joseph Kurtz, 70, Overland Park, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography.

In his plea, Kurtz admitted that an investigation by the Israeli National Police first identified emails in which Kurtz used the alias “Lisayearning46” to send child pornography to another person. The FBI in Kansas tracked the emails to Kurtz, who registered with Yahoo under the name “Lisa Lewis” and used photos he found on the Internet as his profile picture.

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Missouri man charged in Overland Park bank robbery

A Missouri man was charged Thursday with robbing an Overland Park bank, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

Steven D. Lavy, 55, Kansas City, Missouri, was charged in federal court in Kansas City, Kansas, with one count of bank robbery.

A criminal complaint alleges that on June 21, Lavy robbed Bank of the West at 12080 Blue Valley Parkway in Overland Park. He placed a blue bag on the counter and showed the teller a gun. He was wearing a polo shirt, khaki pants, a fake mustache, a hospital mask and a straw hat.

When Lavy left the bank with the money, a bank employee took a picture of his license plate.

When officers of the Leawood Police Department spotted the car, Lavy led them on a chase that lasted several minutes. Lavy’s car rammed a Leawood police car two times before he was taken into custody, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the robbery charge. The Leawood Police Department, the Overland Park Police Department and the FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tris Hunt is prosecuting.

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At Yoder’s OP office, a protest in poetry and art


“We The People at 79th and Marty.” (Video and photo copyright 2017 by Rebecca Tombaugh)

This week, President Trump was reported in The New York Times to have informally told Planned Parenthood they would get their $500 million in federal funds if they would stop abortions.

No federal funds are used for abortions, said Planned Parenthood, which rejected the deal. In addition, the Republicans’ health care bill calls for defunding Planned Parenthood.

On Tuesday, the local Planned Parenthood called for a rapid response rally at 5:30 p.m. in front of Congressmen Kevin Yoder’s office at 7326 W. 79th St., Overland Park, Kan. Yoder represents the Third District, which includes Wyandotte County.

A Poem About A Protest For Planned Parenthood In Front of Third Dist. Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder’s Office

by Rebecca Tombaugh
Reporting artist

I didn’t bring a sign
Who’s in charge
of Paying us?
hahaha

Pink Pink Pink Pink
Pink hats
Pink coats
Pink signs

When does it start
Jack Acuff
With
Planned Parenthood
is coming

old woman, Pink hat, gray sign
sitting next to
old man, Pink hat, gray sign

There’s Jack
I just want to
Thank you all
for coming out
So quickly
On such short notice
This is
Private Property
Let’s move to the other side of the sidewalk
OK we can
start now

We got 99
I was going to say 1.5 million
But I’m really bad at that

Woman
slowly
beats
drum
drum
drum
drum
drum
drum

“Dog, Girl, Sign” (Inking copyright 2017 by Rebecca Tombaugh)

Man wearing a T-shirt
Defender of the Constitution
it says
Walks along the sidewalk of Protesters
His dog on a leash
wearing an American flag coat and
an American flag hat
He stops
dog pees

Signs held in the air
Waving
Shouting
Honk
Thank you
Honk
Thank YOU
Car
Truck
Car
THANKYOU
Big white utility truck
With a boom
THANGUUUUU

Woman with tambourine
Rattle rattle shake
Honk
THANGUUUUU
Car
YEAH BABY
THANGUUUU

“Two Men, Two Pink Signs” (Inking copyright 2017 by Rebecca Tombaugh)

Man with Pink hat
Another man
With Pink hat
Man with Pink sunglasses
Man with sign
Man with a sign
on a stake
Man helps woman put on a Pink sash
Survivor
It says

In three minutes we are walking down the street
Walking
East
Honking
EEOUBAYBEEEE
THANGUUUU
Waving
EEOUBAYBEEEE
THANGUUUU
Police siren
WOOOOOP
Car pulls over
What did he do
I don’t know
He musta done something
He didn’t have a license plate
Oh

Pink shirts
Yellow light
Red light
Green light
Middle finger
Honkhonkhonk
THANGUUUU
Beepbeepbeep
THANGUUU
THANGUUU
THANGUUUEEOUBAYBEEEE
Waving
Thumbs down
Green metro bus
Honking waving
Beep beep
Beepy beep beep
Police SUV
Wave
THANGUUU
EEOUBAYBEEEE
What time is it
7:05
That’s all we’ve been out here
How much longer
Honk
Honk
Next time we bring wine
In a camelback
Honk honk
THANGUUUEEOUBAYBEEEE
Thumbs up
THANGUUUEEOUBAYBEEEE
THANGUUUEEOUBAYBEEEEEEEEE
Honk
Honk
THANGUUUEEOUBAYBEE
Woman driver shakes head no
I can
understand
That
Why
people would be so against abortion
Girl driver middle finger
I’m surprised
A girl
did that

Green metro bus
Street lights
Dog’s flag hat slips to one side
Man in Superman shirt and cape riding a bike on the sidewalk
Stops
For a minute
to take a Photo of the Protesters

“Man with Sign and Flag” (Inking copyright 2017 by Rebecca Tombaugh)

Five more minutes
And we head
back

Sidewalk
Signs
Jogger
Smiles

So how’s it feel like to be a Protester
Good

Sign in trunk
Ker
PLUNK

(Video, photo, inkings and poem copyright 2017 by Rebecca Tombaugh)

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