City and state officials were on hand Thursday to lift the shovels during a ceremonial groundbreaking for Prairiefire, a new Overland Park development at 135th Street between Nall and Lamar. The site includes a natural history museum.
Prompted by a recent visit to the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens with her family, an area resident has started circulating a petition to remove one of the sculptures. The work is called "Accept or Reject" (note: a brass plaque also lists the title as "Choice") by sculptor 余畅 Yu Chang, an artist who also reportedly directs theGuangzhouSculpture Academy. Overland Park officials say that, at this time, there are no plans to remove it from the Arboretum.
The 19 year old Johnson County Community College student missing since Friday, December 16th , has been found unharmed, five days after her disappearance from the University of Kansas-Edwards campus in Overland Park. Police say Aisha Khan had not been abducted.
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 Johnson County Community College student.
The married student who lives in Olathe with her husband of five months was last believed studying in an outside alcove at the K.U. Edwards Campus where she had a semester final test she never took. She vanished about an hour before the noon class last Friday.
It’s been three days since a 19-year-old married college student went missing in Overland Park, and police have scoured several square miles looking for Aisha Kahn. The woman had called her sister complaining of a man harassing her.
A reward has been increased, and the FBI has extended the search.
The Johnson County Community College student hasn’t been seen since last Friday near the KU Edwards campus where she took classes. A backpack, books and a cell phone were found. Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass updated reporters this afternoon.