October 30, 2014

JC DA to seek to ouster Prairie Village council member

Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe announced he has filed ouster proceedings against sitting Prairie Village council member David Morrison.

Morrison is accused of allowing a homeless man with a history of drug use to stay overnight at City Hall …

All charges against Planned Parenthood dropped

The Johnson County District Attorney’s Office in conjunction with the Kansas Attorney General announced today that all charges against a Johnson County Planned Parenthood clinic have been dropped.
Initially, Planned Parenthood faced 107 criminal charges stemming from an investigation into …

Gardner man charged with trying to hire a hit man

A Gardner man was charged with hiring a hit man to kill his ex-wife this morning.
Rheuben Clifford Johnson, III, Gardner, is now in Johnson County jail on $1 million bond.
According to Johnson County Attorney Steve Howe, the charges …

OUR VIEW: Gardner council dysfunction continues with KOMA violations

For anyone who regularly follows Gardner politics, it’s no surprise that members of the Gardner City Council twice violated the Kansas Open Meetings Act.
Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe recently notified council members that they had violated the act …

Violations to be soon addressed

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe intends to issue an opinion on two complaints against the Gardner City Council in the next few weeks.
Initially, Howe said his investigation into alleged Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA) violations …

KOMA violation UPDATED

Danedri Thompson
submissions@gardnernews.com
The Johnson County District Attorney’s Office hopes to complete its investigation into alleged Kansas Open Meetings Act violations by the Gardner City Council before the end of the year.
Steve Howe, district attorney, would not confirm a …