Dec 05, 2019 1:00 PM

Another Kansas community OKs nondiscrimination ordinance

Posted Dec 05, 2019 1:00 PM

Photo courtesy Rep. Brandon Woodard


OLATHE, Kan. (AP) The City of Olathe has approved a nondiscrimination ordinance to provide protections to LGBTQ residents.

The city council's vote on Tuesday came after months of debate and before a packed meeting room.


The ordinance prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. It includes exemptions for educational, religious and political institutions.


Olathe is the last of the major cities in Johnson County to adopt such an ordinance. 

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Dec 05, 2019 1:00 PM
Kansas City man charged in death of girlfriend's 2-month-old

Arlandez Drew photo Jackson County


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been charged with killing his girlfriend's 2-month-old son.


Twenty-eight-year-old Arlandez Drew was charged Tuesday with abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death. Charging documents say Jamarion Holland was rushed to a hospital in August.


Drew told police he had been watching Jamarion when the baby appeared to convulse after he was fed formula. Drew said he found a neighbor who performed CPR until an ambulance arrived. The baby died two days later. Drew told police he didn't hurt the child.


A medical examiner determined that the child's death was a homicide, caused by complications of head and neck trauma. A scan of the baby's brain showed bleeding in the brain and extreme swelling.


Bond is set at $75,000. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.