Tuesday, February 18 2014 9:34 AM EST2014-02-18 14:34:38 GMT
A Prairie Village husband says he is humbled by the outpouring of love and support his family is receiving after his wife was killed in a horrific crash last week.Tiffany Mogenson, 30, was killed afterFull Story >
A Prairie Village husband says he is humbled by the outpouring of love and support his family is receiving after his wife was killed in a horrific crash last week.Full Story >
Tuesday, February 18 2014 9:33 AM EST2014-02-18 14:33:32 GMT
Police said one person is dead and two others are injured in a wreck in Prairie Village. The four-vehicle wreck happened shortly before 1 p.m. at 75th Street and Roe Avenue.There's no word on what leadFull Story >
Police said one person is dead and two others are injured after a wreck in Prairie Village.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 5:34 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:34:07 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 5:33 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:33:44 GMT
Ukrainian authorities said Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but international inspectors...Full Story >
A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 5:15 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:15:08 GMT
The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large...Full Story >
The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large parts of the...Full Story >
A 28-year-old man is being held in Wyandotte County Jail after he reportedly crashed during a police chase and killed an innocent motorist.
Graciela E. Olivas, 62, of KCK, died Monday night at an area hospital from her injuries. She was the mother of KCTV5 reporter Sandra Olivas, two sons who are area firefighters and a second daughter, who is a nursing student.
Graciela Olivas was near her home when authorities say Christopher B. Stewart crashed into her vehicle about 6:45 p.m. Monday. Stewart ran on foot but was caught by the pursuing KCK police officers, authorities said.
Stewart is being held on two charges in the Wyandotte County Jail, including aggravated battery.
The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
Edmond Brancart, chief deputy for the Wyandotte County District Attorney's Office, said Tuesday morning that troopers have consulted with prosecutors but have not forwarded the case file yet to the office.
The devastated family is mourning their loss.
"The family wishes to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. Graciela was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She was the center of our lives and words cannot express our immense grief and sadness," the Olivas family said in a statement. "We ask that you respect our privacy at this time."
KCK police said they saw Stewart commit two traffic violations while leaving an area known for its drug activity. Troopers initially said the area was at 27th Street and Shawnee Drive, but now say the start of the chase is under investigation.
Officers tried to stop Stewart, who continued to commit traffic violations while driving eastbound on Shawnee Drive in a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu.
As Stewart was fleeing, he hit Graciela Olivas' 2005 Chevy Cobalt near 34th Street and Shawnee Drive. She was traveling north on 34th Street and Stewart ran the stop sign, KHP patrol troopers said.
"He drove her into the ditch and he pretty much followed her," said Trooper Howard Dickinson. "He then bailed and ran on foot. Kansas City, KS has him in custody."
Graciela Olivas was wearing her seatbelt while Stewart was not.
Stewart was taken to the University of Kansas Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries, and then booked into jail. Graciela Olivas was taken to the same hospital, where she died a few hours later.
The chase lasted about 10 blocks, Dickinson said.
Stewart served about two years in prison on a drug charge, according to Kansas Department of Corrections records.
KCTV5 has been following police chases that injure and kill innocent motorists. The most recent one occurred in January.
A relative, Elva Hernandez, remembered Graciela Olivas' wonderful and caring spirit.
"Graciela didn't deserve this, and her kids didn't deserve this. It's just horrible," Hernandez said. "My Nina was an awesome woman, an awesome woman. She was the nicest woman."
She said she and her son, Raymond, want to know whether the police pursuit was necessary, saying they have their doubts about chases in residential areas.
"Is it that bad they had to chase them into the city?" she asked.
KCK police refused to provide to KCTV5 a copy of its chase protocols and policies.
Hernandez said the family appreciates the outpouring of support they have received as word has spread.
"We need your prayers and the family thanks everyone for their prayers," Hernandez said.
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Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.