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Lenexa Police Department taking back unwanted prescription drugs April 30
April 15, 2016

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Sexual battery
March 25, 2016


Lenexa Names New Director of Municipal Services
March 23, 2016


Lenexa Fire Captain Named National VFW Firefighter of the Year
Jan. 4, 2016

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Aggravated assault on law enforcement officer
Jan. 7, 2016


2016 Event Schedule Released
Jan. 4, 2016

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Operation Rudolph
Dec. 10, 2015

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Black Friday impaired and aggressive driving enforcement
Nov. 18, 2015

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Fatality Accident on Strang Line Road south of College Boulevard
Oct. 12, 2015

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Man injured after jumping from bridge
Oct. 6, 2015


Lenexa Appoints New Fire Chief Sept. 16, 2015

Dawn LaymanMajor Dawn Layman named NAWLEE Woman Law Enforcement Executive of the Year
Aug. 17, 2015

police patchAttempted murder -- domestic violence
July 24, 2015
LogoLenexa releases proposed 2016 budget
June 24, 2015
RhodusFire Chief Dan Rhodus retires after distinguished career
June 17, 2015
police patchAggravated assault arrest
May 7, 2015
police patchShooting in area of 95th Street and Quivira Road
April 10, 2015
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Endangerment of a Child/Driving Under the Influence
April 6, 2015

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Lenexa Police Department attempting to locate missing person April A. Casaert
March 11, 2015


Lenexa selects JE Dunn Construction for Civic Center Project
Feb. 19, 2015


2015 Schedule of events released
Jan. 6, 2015

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Armed robbery at El Servicio Hispano store
Oct. 6, 2014


Lenexa receives top national award for communications
Sept. 10, 2014
The City of Lenexa was recognized with four awards for excellence in communications at the national 3CMA annual conference.


Lenexa receives highest bond ratings from two agencies
Aug. 21, 2014
Standard & Poor's has voted to raise the City of Lenexa's General Obligation rating to AAA status.


LogoLenexa seeks input on 2015 budget; public hearing is Aug. 5
July 29, 2014
Lenexa invites residents and business owners to provide feedback on the city’s proposed 2015 budget.
police patchHomicide arrest
July 16, 2014
A person of interest in a double-homicide case has been incarcerated in the Johnson County Adult Detention Center on two counts of first-degree murder.
installation of traffic signal trussTraffic signal truss goes up at Lenexa City Center
July 12, 2014
A new, serpentine-shaped traffic signal truss now stretches over the intersection of 87th Street Parkway and Renner Boulevard, just west of Interstate 435.
police patchHomicide investigation update
July 11, 2014
Two deceased victims have been identified.
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July 10, 2014
Lenexa police officers were dispatched to the 8500 block of Hallet after receiving a call from an individual who reported he had been shot and needed medical assistance. There were also two deceased victims inside the residence.
two boys with flag at a paradeBrownback, Roberts to celebrate July 4th at Lenexa event
June 30, 2014
Patriotism will be on display in Lenexa on July 4 during the community’s annual Freedom Run and Community Days Parade. Two of the state’s top elected officials will take part in the parade.
LogoLenexa releases proposed 2015 budget
June 23, 2014
The Lenexa City Council begins its review of the city’s 2015 Recommended Budget and 2015–2019 Capital Improvement Program in a Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at 7 p.m. at Lenexa City Hall.
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Latino Art Bravisimo on display until July 14; Public reception is June 20
June 13, 2014
Dynamic art with a local Latino flavor will highlight the 12th annual Latino Art Bravisimo art show, hosted by the City of Lenexa and Lenexa Arts Council through July 14. The juried show features Latin American artists from the Kansas City metro area.


Lenexa police partners with private security cameras to combat crime
June 5, 2014
The Lenexa Police Department is the first law-enforcement agency in the Kansas City area to launch a program for registering privately held security cameras to help detect and apprehend criminals.


Lenexa reaches 50,000+ residents
June 2, 2014
Census data shows Lenexa tops 50,000 mark.

New police dog joins Lenexa's K-9 unit
April 29, 2014
Buck, a Czech Shepherd, joins Lenexa's K-9 Unit as Speedy retires.

Lenexa receives top rating for fire protection
April 15, 2014
The City of Lenexa has achieved the distinction of having the top-rated fire-protection service in a five-state area.

Inaugural Lenexa Art Fair is May 10
April 10, 2014
The first Lenexa Art Fair will feature about 50 high-quality artists and more than a dozen wineries and craft breweries. Admission is free.

Lenexa City Clerk David Bryant Honored as Clerk of the Year
March 18, 2014
Lenexa City Clerk David Bryant received the 2014 Mildred Vance City Clerk/Finance Officer of the Year award.

Todd Pelham Joins Lenexa as Assistant City Administrator
March 11, 2014
Lenexa welcomes Todd Pelham as an Assistant City Administrator. He will be leading the Lenexa Civic Center project for the city.

Third Annual Lenexa Bridal Show is Sunday
Feb. 21, 2014
Plan your wedding in an intimate setting at the Third Annual Lenexa Bridal Show on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.

Mayor Michael Boehm highlights citizen survey at State of the City
Feb. 20, 2014
Lenexa Mayor Michael Boehm spoke to a crowd of nearly 200 on Feb. 19 at his annual State of the City address.


Lenexa will have increased traffic enforcement Feb. 27-March 7, 2014
Feb. 17, 2014
The Lenexa Police Department is one of several agencies participating in increased traffic enforcement around schools Feb. 27-March 7.


Lenexa is the first in metro to offer catalytic converter theft reduction program
Feb. 14, 2014
LPD is partnering with area businesses to help reduce the number of catalytic converter thefts in Lenexa.


Lenexa Municipal Court cancels 1:30 p.m. docket on Feb. 4, 2014
Feb. 3, 2014

Lenexa hosts Cupid's Gems Jewelry Show
Jan. 27, 2014
Cupid's Gems Jewelry Show will be held Saturday at Thompson barn. Free admission and parking is available.


Lenexa announces 2014 event schedule
Jan. 2, 2014
From the Cupid's Gems Jewelry Show in February to Sar-Ko Aglow in December, Lenexa hosts a variety of events for everyone.

Lenexa launches Snow Headquarters
Dec. 2, 2013

In anticipation of the winter season, the City of Lenexa has created a Snow Headquarters where residents can find information about the city's plowing operations.

Lighting ceremony planned at Sar-Ko Aglow
Nov. 18, 2013

Lenexa is bringing its lighting ceremony back in a whole new way. Community members are invited to join in on a historic tradition at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park on Dec. 6


Lenexa partners with area schools to paint snow plows
Oct. 23, 2013

Rosehill and Christa McAuliffe Elementary Schools have taken on the challenge of painting scenes on Lenexa's snow plows.


Lenexa Chili Challenge 2013 Media Kit
Oct. 1, 2013

View all the information you will need as a member of the media covering the 2013 Lenexa Chili Challenge.


Lenexa Artists' Show winners announced
Sept. 12, 2013

The winners of the annual Lenexa Artists' Show have been announced. The public is invited to view the show until Sept. 30.


Municipal Services Director named to APWA Board of Directors
Sept. 10, 2013

Chuck Williams, Director of Municipal Services in Lenexa, was named the Region VI Board Director for the American Public Works Association. 


Lenexa City Council approves Domain at City Center
Sept. 4, 2013

The Domain at City Center is the latest project approved for Lenexa City Center. It is a 2013-unit luxury apartment complex planned for the southwest corner of 87th Street & Renner Blvd.


Lenexa Receives Top National Award for Communications
The City of Lenexa was recognized with four awards for excellence in communications at the national City County Communications and Marketing Association annual conference
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