Overland Park http://kcur.org en Finding Fresh Products In The Farmers' Market http://kcur.org/post/finding-fresh-products-farmers-market <p></p><p>It's the season for farm-fresh local produce, and one of the popular spots in the Kansas City metro area is the Overland Park Farmers' Market.</p><p>On Friday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we take a trip to that market and talk with vendors ages 18 to 80 about what they’re selling and why they’ve chosen this particular spot to sell their wares.</p><p><strong>The vendors and market-goers:</strong></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 55411 at http://kcur.org Finding Fresh Products In The Farmers' Market Shootings At Johnson County Jewish Facilities Have Global Impact http://kcur.org/post/shootings-johnson-county-jewish-facilities-have-global-impact <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Shootings at the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom retirement home in Overland Park, Kan. became international news overnight as new details about the tragedy emerged.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Authorities have been learning about the racist and anti-Semitic ideology of the suspect, Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., who hate-group trackers have been following for years.</span></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:49:59 +0000 Laura Ziegler 54147 at http://kcur.org Shootings At Johnson County Jewish Facilities Have Global Impact UPDATED: Victims, Suspect Identified In Overland Park Shootings http://kcur.org/post/updated-victims-suspect-identified-overland-park-shootings <p><strong>Updated 10:47 a.m.: </strong></p><p>Frazier Glenn Cross, the suspect in Sunday's shootings, is being held at the Johnson County Detention Center without bond. Kristi Bergeron, of the District Attorney's Office in Johnson County said he will not be arraigned Monday.</p><p>He will face both federal and state charges.</p><p><strong>Updated 10:36 a.m.: </strong></p><p>The Children's Center for the Visually Impaired released this statement:</p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:02:29 +0000 Laura Spencer, Frank Morris & Laura Ziegler 54127 at http://kcur.org UPDATED: Victims, Suspect Identified In Overland Park Shootings Overland Park Voters OK Sales Tax Extension http://kcur.org/post/overland-park-voters-ok-sales-tax-extension <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An initial vote count appears to show Overland Park, Kan. voters have approved extending a 1/8 cent sales tax for 10 years, financing street repair and construction.</span></p><p>Unofficial returns on the mail-in ballot show some 33,000 ballots cast with 72 percent approving it.&nbsp;&nbsp; Nearly $70 million will have been collected when the current tax expires in 2014.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 22:40:43 +0000 Dan Verbeck 44895 at http://kcur.org Roof Snow Pack Forces Macy's Evacuation, Close In Overland Park http://kcur.org/post/roof-snow-pack-forces-macys-evacuation-close-overland-park <p>Macy’s store at Metcalf South Shopping Center will stay closed for repair after emergency evacuation today. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:59:23 +0000 Dan Verbeck 32685 at http://kcur.org Roof Snow Pack Forces Macy's Evacuation, Close In Overland Park Prairiefire Breaks Ground In Overland Park http://kcur.org/post/prairiefire-breaks-ground-overland-park <p>City and state officials were on hand Thursday to lift the shovels during a ceremonial groundbreaking for <a href="http://www.celebrateprairiefire.com/">Prairiefire</a>, a new Overland Park development at 135th Street between Nall and Lamar. The site includes a natural history museum. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:15:56 +0000 Laura Spencer 30239 at http://kcur.org Prairiefire Breaks Ground In Overland Park Controversy In A Sculpture Garden http://kcur.org/post/controversy-sculpture-garden <p>The 300-acre <a href="http://www.opkansas.org/things-to-see-and-do/overland-park-arboretum-and-botanical-gardens/">Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens</a> garnered national attention in recent months over a bronze statue titled "Accept or Reject." The work, by Chinese artist Yu Chang, depicts a headless, bare-breasted woman holding a camera, pointing it at herself.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 17:15:06 +0000 Laura Spencer & Julie Denesha 25496 at http://kcur.org Controversy In A Sculpture Garden Kansas City, Overland Park Mayors Talk Regional Cooperation http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-overland-park-mayors-talk-regional-cooperation <p>Kansas and Missouri say they’d like to work together, but they keep poaching each other’s businesses. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 22:24:16 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 25529 at http://kcur.org Kansas City, Overland Park Mayors Talk Regional Cooperation Overland Park Soldier Casualty Is Memorial Day Focus http://kcur.org/post/overland-park-soldier-casualty-memorial-day-focus <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">For an Overland Park family and their friends, this Memorial Day is marked with the freshest of wounds. Mon, 28 May 2012 22:15:59 +0000 Dan Verbeck 18416 at http://kcur.org Overland Park Soldier Casualty Is Memorial Day Focus Art Generates Controversy In Johnson County http://kcur.org/post/art-generates-controversy-johnson-county <p>Prompted by a recent visit to the <a href="http://www.opkansas.org/Things-to-See-And-Do/Overland-Park-Arboretum-And-Botanical-Gardens">Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens</a> with her family, an area resident has started circulating a petition to remove one of the sculptures. The work is called &quot;Accept or Reject&quot; (note: a brass plaque also lists the title as &quot;Choice&quot;) by sculptor 余畅 Yu Chang, <span class="st">an artist who also reportedly directs the<em> </em>Guangzhou<em> </em>Sculpture Academy. Overland Park officials say that, at this time, there are no plans to remove it from the Arboretum. </span> Thu, 24 May 2012 17:03:43 +0000 Laura Spencer 18245 at http://kcur.org Art Generates Controversy In Johnson County Body Found In Overland Park Creek After 6-Day Search http://kcur.org/post/body-found-overland-park-creek-after-6-day-search <p>The body of a man has been found this afternoon in Indian Creek in Overland Park, Kan.</p><p> Mon, 14 May 2012 23:02:48 +0000 Dan Verbeck 17657 at http://kcur.org Body Found In Overland Park Creek After 6-Day Search Clothing Found In Overland Park Creek Points To Missing Man http://kcur.org/post/clothing-found-overland-park-creek-points-missing-man <p>Searchers today found disturbing evidence along Indian Creek in Overland Park, Kansas as they spent a third day looking for a missing man. Wed, 09 May 2012 21:51:46 +0000 Dan Verbeck 17395 at http://kcur.org Clothing Found In Overland Park Creek Points To Missing Man Search Of Kansas Flood Waters Still Underway For Missing Man http://kcur.org/post/search-kansas-flood-waters-still-underway-missing-man <p>There is not a trace of&nbsp; the Overland Park man missing since he left home Sunday, saying he wanted to look at flood waters of Indian Creek, according to police. Tue, 08 May 2012 21:48:08 +0000 Dan Verbeck 17328 at http://kcur.org Search Of Kansas Flood Waters Still Underway For Missing Man Missing College Student Found, Was Not Abducted http://kcur.org/post/missing-college-student-found-was-not-abducted <p>The 19 year old&nbsp; Johnson County Community College&nbsp; student&nbsp; missing since&nbsp; Friday,&nbsp; December 16th , has been found&nbsp;&nbsp; unharmed,&nbsp; five days after her disappearance from the University of Kansas-Edwards campus in Overland Park.&nbsp; Police say Aisha Khan had not been abducted.<br /><br /><br />Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass would not say where Khan had been, why she vanished or if she was with anyone.&nbsp; Police had committed search resources as if Thu, 22 Dec 2011 06:30:56 +0000 Dan Verbeck 9461 at http://kcur.org Missing College Student Found, Was Not Abducted A Turn To Old Fashioned Police Work For Missing Student http://kcur.org/post/turn-old-fashioned-police-work-missing-student <p>Leads have thinned into the second and third tier variety as police in Overland Park and Olathe try, for a fourth day, to learn what happened to Aisha Khan. Investigators are questioning classmates, teachers and friends of the 19 year old&nbsp; Johnson County Community College student.<br /> Tue, 20 Dec 2011 22:43:52 +0000 Dan Verbeck 9385 at http://kcur.org A Turn To Old Fashioned Police Work For Missing Student Heightened Search For Missing Student http://kcur.org/post/heightened-search-missing-student <p>It&rsquo;s been three days since a 19-year-old married college student went missing in Overland Park, and police have&nbsp; scoured several square miles looking for Aisha Kahn. The woman had called her sister complaining of a man harassing her.<br />&nbsp;<br />A reward has been increased, and the FBI has extended the search.<br /> Tue, 20 Dec 2011 02:52:06 +0000 Dan Verbeck 9310 at http://kcur.org Heightened Search For Missing Student Man Escapes Multi Alarm Overland Park Fire, Dog Rescued http://kcur.org/post/man-escapes-multi-alarm-overland-park-fire-dog-rescued-0 <p>&nbsp;A fire this afternoon in Overland Park&nbsp;townhouses was caused by flammables stored too close to a water heater. Investigators say the cause was obvious. Fri, 09 Dec 2011 22:58:44 +0000 Dan Verbeck 8720 at http://kcur.org Man Escapes Multi Alarm Overland Park Fire, Dog Rescued Overland Park Annexation Opponents Plan Appeal http://kcur.org/post/overland-park-annexation-opponents-plan-appeal <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c13dbd1c8c0-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c13dbd1c8c0-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c13dbd1c8c0-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-894439.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – Opponents say they'll appeal the decision to approve Overland Park's annexation of 8 square miles of semi-rural land.</p> Mon, 05 Apr 2010 17:04:40 +0000 Laura Ziegler 6486 at http://kcur.org