Olathe police investigate sexual assault report

Olathe police officers at just past midnight the morning of July 24, were dispatched to the 1700 block of North Lennox Street d a 25-year-old female said she was sexually assaulted and battered in her apartment.

The female was injured during the assault and was transported to an area hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries.

The Olathe Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in this case. The victim described the suspect as a black male, 20-30 years of age, stocky build, wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans, “Timberland” style work boots, and a white baseball cap.

This case remains under investigation by the Olathe Police Department. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Olathe Police Department at (913) 971-6950 or the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-8477.

Kiger is Kansas SRO of the Year

Brent Kiger. Olathe School District photo

Brent Kiger. Olathe School District photo

Olathe Police Officer and Olathe School District School Resource Officer (SRO) Brent Kiger has been named Kansas SRO of the Year by the Kansas Juvenile Officers Association. Officer Kiger has been an SRO in the district since 2010, when he started at Mission Trail Middle School. Most recently he has worked at Olathe North High School.

“Officer Kiger is not only an amazing police officer, he is a kind, caring and compassionate man who cares deeply about his job, the safety and well-being of our students and this entire community,” said Erin Dugan, assistant superintendent. Continue reading

Overland Park Arboretum events today, July 24

arbor summer days

Annual Ride for Kids July 27 at JCCC

KANSAS CITY _FULL _GRAYHundreds of motorcyclists will ride together to raise money for research into pediatric brain tumors, one of the deadliest types of childhood cancer.

The family-friendly ride travels through scenic countryside and is escorted by local and state police. The grand finale features interviews with local childhood brain tumor survivors and award presentations to top fundraisers.

Participants receive special Ride for Kids incentives and are eligible for a drawing that includes a new Honda motorcycle. They also enjoy free beverages, a light breakfast and lunch. Continue reading

Message about measles from county health department

“DO I NEED A MEASLES VACCINATION?”

This question may be on your mind as confirmed cases of measles in Kansas continue to rise. The best method of prevention is to get the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) recommends the following during this measles outbreak:

• Adults or children born after 1957 have two doses of a measles-containing vaccine (typically the MMR).
• Individuals who work in a healthcare setting or medical facility, have two doses of a measles-containing vaccine (typically the MMR) regardless of birth year. Continue reading

MNU chosen to help change demographics of teaching workforce

MidAmerica Nazarene University announced that it is one of 10 universities nationwide selected by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education to participate in the Association’s first Networked Improvement Community (NIC). The initiative of this group is aimed at increasing the diversity of the nation’s teacher candidate pool by focusing on recruitment of more Black and Hispanic/Latino men in teacher preparation programs.

More than 50 AACTE member institutions in 25 states applied to be a part of this NIC, known as Changing the Demographic Makeup of the Teaching Workforce. Following a rigorous review these institutions were selected for the three year program: Continue reading

Olathe PD arrest two, look for third in gun incident

On July 19th, 2014 at 2:51 a.m. Olathe poice officers on patrol about 3 a.m., Saturday, July 19, witnessed multiple gun shots being fired from a vehicle in the 600 block of south Lee Street.

Officers stopped the vehicle and took two people into custody. A third person who ran on foot from the scene was later taken into custody.

Several handgun rounds had struck houses in the 600 block of south Lee Street. No one was injured and all the suspects are in custody.

This case remains under investigation by the Olathe Police Department. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Olathe Police Department at 913-971-6950 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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