February 13, 2016

Gardner woman killed in rollover accident

A Gardner woman was killed in a rollover accident this morning. Twenty-five year old Tamiqua Kendricks was traveling southbound on Interstate just north of Gardner when she her vehicle, a 2002 black Ford Explorer, left the roadway. Authorities believe she may have been texting and overcorrected. Her vehicle crossed both lanes of traffic, exiting the Continue Reading

Updated: Topeka police seek man with Gardner address in murder investigation

Update: Police in Johnson County, Neb., apprehended Michael Dean Engstrom and his female companion late Wednesday night after they attempted to rob a convenience store in Pawnee City, Neb. The pair was booked into jail, but no formal charges have yet been filed. The 14-year-old girl was turned over to social services.   Topeka police Continue Reading

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and Kansas Highway Patrol to conduct sobriety checkpoint

A program to identify intoxicated drivers will be conducted this month by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas Highway Patrol. Officers will conduct a sobriety checkpoint near De Soto in the late evening hours of Friday, May 4, into the early morning hours of Saturday, May 5. Drivers suspected of being intoxicated will Continue Reading

Highway patrol finds truck involved in accident that sent Gardner woman to hospital

The Kansas Highway Patrol is pleased to announce that thanks to assistance from the media and from the public, a vehicle involved in a serious accident last week south of Olathe has been located.  Shortly before 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, a passenger car rear-ended a truck tractor semi-trailer on Interstate 35 northbound, north Continue Reading

Rollover crash kills 2 – Updated

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Two persons were killed in a rollover accident on I-35 near the Moonlight Road overpass. The accident happened about 1:45 a.m. on Jan. 31. According to Master Deputy Rick Howell of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, a passenger vehicle was southbound when it overturned. Killed were Jennifer Diane Curbow, 32, of Edgerton, Continue Reading

One killed, two injured in Spring Hill crash

Mark Taylor submissions@gardnernews.com One person was killed and two were injured this morning in a three-vehicle crash near U.S. Highway 169 and 199th Street in Spring Hill. The accident happened about 6:20 a.m., according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. The names of those killed and injured have not been released. More information will be posted Continue Reading