Police searching for I-35 shooter

Johnson County and Miami County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting that took place about 8:15 p.m. Friday night, Sept. 6 on I-35 near Edgerton Road just south of the Johnson County line,

The shot, which came from an unknown location, injured the driver of a Doge minivan that was heading south on I-35, according to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office. The driver was taken to a hospital for treatment. Three children and another adult also were in the van but were not injured.

According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, the gunman’s shot hit the driver. The extent of the injury was not known.

A nine-mile section of I-35 was closed from K-33 to Gardner Road until 1:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7.

No arrests have been made.

Investigators ask anyone who was in the area of I-35 and Edgerton Road from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and who may have seen someone or vehicles that aren’t part of the “normal community traffic,” to call the Miami County Sheriff at 913-294-8477 or the Johnson County Sheriff at 913-782-0720.

Olathe PD investigating possible murder-attempted suicide

At approximately 12:07 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, Olathe Police officers responded to a single car injury accident in the 16200 block of west 124th Street where they found a male and female inside the vehicle.

The male was unresponsive and later pronounced dead at the scene. The male’s injuries appeared to be unrelated to the accident. The female was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries that appeared to be unrelated to the accident. A handgun was recovered from inside the vehicle.

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.


Grandparents Day concert at OP Arboretum Sept. 8

arbor grandparents day

Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant featured in upcoming exhibit

An upcoming exhibit at The Johnson County Museum will put the spotlight on an important piece of World War II history that dramatically changed Johnson County. Citizen Soldiers on the Prairie opens on September 20, and examines the important role the workers at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant played in defending the United States for 50 years On Saturday, September 21 from 1– 3 p.m., former Sunflower employees will be on hand to answer questions from Museum visitors in the exhibit gallery.  Continue reading

Co-ed softball tournament to benefit SIDS

10th Annual Swing Away SIDS 2013

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