County libraries available as Cooling Centers

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, in cooperation with the Johnson County Library, encourages citizens who need a place to cool down during hot days to visit one of 13 library branches. All of these facilities will be available during normal business hours.

Libraries offer many services in addition to a cool place to rest and restore. You can read books, magazines and newspapers, or access the Internet. Library hours vary by location. Call (913) 826-4600 to check hours of operation for your nearest library branch, or visit the Library web site at Continue reading

Olathe PD arrest 1; woman in serious condition

At about 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, Olathe Police officers were dispatched to the 18800 block of W. 153rd Ct. on a reported aggravated battery.

There officers found a 48-year-old female victim suffering from a severe head wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital where she remains in serious condition. A 20-year-old male family member was located at a convenience store nearby and taken into 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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