New KU TV deal stinks!

Tuesday night, Oct. 29: The start of the University of Kansas basketball.

Pizza’s in the oven, liquid refreshments are in the fridge, the cell phone is off, and the easy chair is ready for me to sit back, kick my feet up and watch the Jayhawks.

Man! I think they are going to be good this year. No, I mean REALLY, REALLY good and it’s going to be fun to watch ’em on the TV. Continue reading

Body found in DeSoto

Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputies Tuesday, Oct. 29, are investigating the discovery of a body located in the 9500 block of Sunflower Rd in De Soto.

Information about the person will be released after an autopsy has been performed and deputies have confirmed the person’s identity and notified next of kin. A spokesman for the Sheriff said he could not say whether the body was that of a man or a woman.

Deputies received a call at approximately 3:30 p.m. from a passerby walking in the area who reported seeing a body in the area that they believed to be dead.

A search has been underway in the area since an Olathe man, Brad Cook, 22, was reported missing by his family on Oct. 20 after he didn’t return home.  His motorcycle was located at Beer 30, a bar in De Soto.

Cook is a white man, 6 feet, 3 inches tall weighing 185 pounds.  He has short brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a black shirt, a black sweatshirt, black boots and a black bandana.

Anyone with information should call the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office at 913-715-5560 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.


Forum Discusses Bioethics and Civil Rights Nov. 18

MidAmerica Nazarene University’s School of Nursing and Health Science is presenting “Dark Truths and Bright Promises: Bioethics and Civil Rights,” a forum on the history of civil rights and medical issues Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. in Bell Cultural Events Center on the Olathe campus. The public is invited to attend the free event which will explore the interrelated topics of bioethics, diversity, leadership, and equality under the law. Continue reading

Listeriosis warning issued

From the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE)

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with clinical experts in the fields of infectious diseases, reproductive health, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatrics have previously issued guidance to address clinical questions regarding exposure to foods potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This is a suggested framework for medical management of persons at elevated risk for invasive listeriosis who are exposed to Listeria monocytogenes. We concur with the framework CDC has developed, and are distributing this information to the healthcare and public health community in Kansas. This framework may be particularly relevant at this time of year, as the incidence of gastrointestinal illness and respiratory illness, including influenza, tends to increase. Given the overlapping symptom complexes between listeriosis and diseases which may become more prevalent in the coming weeks, it is important for clinicians to consider potential listeriosis exposure risks in light of this recall. Continue reading

Fatality victim identified

The name of the driver killed in an accident on southbound I-35 near the US 56 Highway exit at 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 27, has been identified by the Olathe Police Department as Julio Cesar Romero-Zepeda, 22, of Olathe.Initial reports indicated that two vehicles were involved. Romero-Zepeda, the sole occupant of one vehicle, was pronounced dead at an area hospital. The four occupants in the second vehicle were transported to area hospitals to be treated for their injuries.

This case remains under investigation by the Olathe Police Department Traffic Unit. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to call the Olathe Police Department at 913-971-7500 or 913-971-6950.


Sheriff’s Office to hold Tweet-along from inside jail

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office will he holding a tweet-along from inside the Central Booking Facility on Wednesday Oct. 30 from 5-7 p.m.

Followers will experience what it is like to live and work inside a jail, what kind of inmates are booked and housed inside the facility and what really happens behind the walls of a jail.  Followers can also ask questions concerning Central Booking and life in jail in Johnson County during the event.

The username for Johnson County Sheriff’s Twitter feed is @jocosheriff and the hashtag that will be used for the event is #jocotweetalong.  In addition, those on Facebook can also follow along at


Change the clock, change smoke alarm batteries

Roughly two thirds of home fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms, according to the National Fire Protection Association. A properly maintained smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.

To help save lives and prevent needless injuries, the Olathe Fire Department, along with the Fire Education Association of Kansas and the Fire Marshals Association of Kansas, urges everyone to adopt a simple, lifesaving habit — change your smoke alarm batteries at least once per year. If it is time for your lifesaving change, change your home’s smoke alarm batteries when you change your clocks to Standard Time this Sunday. Continue reading

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