Archive for Overland Park

Shawnee man enters guilty plea to bank robbery

A Shawnee, Kan., man pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., to robbing an Overland Park, Kan., bank at gunpoint, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

Mamoudou U. Kaba, 21, Shawnee, pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during the robbery. In his plea, he admitted that he brandished a gun on Sept 22, 2015, when he robbed U.S. Bank at 9900 W. 87th in Overland Park, Kan.

He pointed a gun at a clerk and customers before fleeing the bank with stolen cash.

He faces up to 25 years on the robbery charge and not less than seven years on the firearm charge, with the sentences running consecutively.

The Overland Park Police Department and the FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Zabel is prosecuting.

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Two KCK drivers in crash

Two Kansas City, Kan., drivers were in a crash at 2:40 p.m. Nov. 29 on the I-35 southbound ramp to I-435 in Johnson County.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s report, a Chevrolet Cavalier rear-ended a Honda Accord that had been stopped in traffic.

The driver of the Cavalier, a 19-year-old Kansas City, Kan., woman, was injured and taken to a hospital in Johnson County, according to the trooper’s report.

The driver of the Accord, a 28-year-old woman from Kansas City, Kan., also was injured and taken to a hospital in Johnson County, the trooper’s report stated.

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Yoder wins re-election to 3rd District House seat

U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-3rd Dist., won re-election on Wednesday afternoon as final election results were posted by the Kansas secretary of state’s office.

Rep. Yoder won 51 percent of the vote, to Democrat Jay Sidie’s 41 percent, in the contest, according to the final unofficial election results.

The vote total was 171,647 for Rep. Yoder, 135,778 for Sidie, and 26,897 for Libertarian Steven Hohe, according to the results. All 630 precincts were reporting.

The 3rd District includes Johnson and Wyandotte counties, and part of Miami County.

All results are unofficial until they are certified next week.

Technical problems in Johnson County held up the election results, according to a statement made by the election office there. According to the statement, the tabulation system was overwhelmed while paper ballots were being scanned.

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