Tornado watch canceled

The April 17 tornado watch for Johnson County has been canceled.

Lightning hits Olathe home; family cat OK

Just before 11 a.m., a 911 call reported a house fire at 1037 N. Crest Drive, near Harold and Parker Streets in Olathe. When firefighters arrived they found a basement fire that had started to burn through part of the first floor.

Firefighters brought the fire under control within about 25 minutes. They also found the family cat, Anthony, who was hiding behind a dryer in a first-floor laundry room. A closed door to the laundry room helped keep the fire’s toxic smoke away from Anthony.

Firefighters reunited Anthony, with his family of two, in the driveway.

A fire investigator believes that lightning was the cause of the blaze. Damage is estimated around $50,000.

The video is courtesy of the Olathe Fire Department.

A foggy, rainy day in and around Olathe

Calm winds and foggy day in and around Olathe could be the prelude of thunderstorms and a lot of rain Wednesday night, April 17, into Thursday. Click here for’s weather link.

Johnson County in tornado watch


Johnson County is included in tornado watch 114 issued by the National Weather Service, effective till 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 17.

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