Olathe shooting victims identified

The 52-year-old male who died of a gun shot wound Tuesday night, March 5, has been identified as Donald J. Johnston of Olathe.

Tammy J. Johnston, 51, who also was shot, remains in serious condition at a local hospital.

This case still is 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.

 

Women’s bodies found in Shawnee park

The bodies of two women were found at about 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in Gary Haller Streamway Park in Shawnee.

A visitor to the park found the bodies, which were about 150 yards into the park on the trail, and contacted a park police officer to the scene.  A Johnson County Sheriff’s Department spokesman said the two middle-aged women were dead when the officer arrived.

Neither victim has been identified and their relation to one another still is under investigation. Police did not release how either woman died or if foul play is suspected.

 

Olathe police investigate deadly shooting

Olathe Police are investigating a possible attempted murder-suicide near 151st and Blackbob. Officers were dispatched to the 15800 Blk. of W. 148th Terr. about 10:30 Tuesday night, March 5,  on a reported aggravated battery.

They found a 52-year-old man dead and a 51-year-old female victim suffering from a single gunshot wound to the thigh. The woman was transported to an area hospital where she remains in serious condition. The man died from an apparent gunshot wound.

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.

 

Citizen’s survey gives city high marks

Results from Olathe’s annual citizen satisfaction survey were presented to the City Council on Tuesday, March 5, and show the city continues performing at an exceptionally high level.

The survey shows high citizen satisfaction levels for every major category, including 91% satisfaction for quality of city services in Olathe, compared to 54 percent in the Kansas City area and 57 percent nationally.  In addition, satisfaction with value for tax dollars stands at 76 percent.  The national average is 45 percent satisfaction, and the Kansas City area stands at 40 percent.  Other findings include: 83 percent satisfaction with customer service (compared to 57 percent for the Kansas City area/55 percent nationally), and 82 percent satisfaction with effectiveness of city communication (48 percent Kansas City area/46 percent nationally).  The survey also shows consistently high satisfaction levels throughout the city with no geographic areas noting significantly lower satisfaction levels. Continue reading

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