Jan 14, 2020 11:00 PM

A Place for Mom to hire more than 600 employees in Kansas

Posted Jan 14, 2020 11:00 PM

Kansas City (AP)— A Place for Mom, a senior care referral service, plans to hire more than 600 employees and open a new Overland Park office. The Seattle-based company says hiring is already underway and will occur over five years. It plans to open a temporary office next week and then build a new office in Overland Park.

The firm will receive about $12 million in state incentives. The Kansas Department of Commerce awarded the economic development incentives through seven state programs. A Place for Mom helps families find nursing homes and senior care services for elderly family members.

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Jan 14, 2020 11:00 PM
Kansas man admits driving getaway car in series of robberies
Harris photo is being held in Harvey County

WICHITA, KAN. – A Kansas man admitted driving the getaway car in a series of commercial robberies, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister.

Shaiquille Harris, 26, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty this week to four counts of robbery and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. In his plea, Harris admitted participating in robberies at the following stores: Kwik Shop, 710 W. 29th,  Kwik Shop, 3959 S. Hydraulic, Kwik Shop, 3601 E. 47th South and the QuikTrip, 2821 E. 31st South, all in Wichita. 

Harris admitted that in each case he drove and a co-defendant entered the store to commit the robbery.

VonFange photo Wilson County

Co-defendant Brelen VonFange, 28, Wichita, Kan., is awaiting trial.

Sentencing for Harris is set for April 13. He could face up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each robbery count and up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the firearm charge.