Olathe news briefs for the week of Nov. 11

City Council
The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, November 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall for a regular session. Regular sessions are broadcast live on OGN (Comcast channel 7, AT&T channel 99 and on the City’s website). To see the complete agenda for this meeting, visit the City’s website at OlatheKS.org.  For a recap of the previous Council meeting, visit the City Clerk’s webpage.

Vacation Safety Tips from the Olathe Police Department
As the holiday season approaches, include home safety in your travel plans.  Home burglary prevention begins with making your home an undesirable target.  Most burglars strike a home where they believe no one is present.  The goal is to make your house look occupied while you’re away on vacation. 

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Olathe sales tax passes

Of the 72,254 registered voters in Olathe, 22,537 of them (31.1 percent) voted in the mail-in ballot election concerning the 10-year sales tax targeted for street improvements.

The measure passed, with 12,862 Olatheans (57.1 percent) voting yes compared to 9,660 (42.9 percent) voting no.


Bowe arrested for posession of marijuana

KCTV-5 is reporting that Kansas City Chiefs’ wide receiver Dwayne Bowe has been arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

The Chiefs were on a bye week when Riverside police pulled over Bowe for speeding near West Platte Road and Northwest Business Park shortly before midnight Sunday. Riverside is a small town in the Northland.

Officers said Bowe’s 2011 black Audi A8 registered a speed of 48 mph in a 35 mph zone.

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Where in the world are the Chiefs?

The undefeated Kansas City Chiefs play the 8-1 Denver Broncos Sunday night and fans of both teams already are gearing up for the clash, including The Mad Fanatic in Denver. He created an MTV-type video, which is on YouTube.com, on the basis that the Kansas City Chiefs are from Kansas. Clever, but there’s one problem, he, and apparently many other Broncos fans, don’t realize the Kansas City Chiefs home state is Missouri. Will someone please create a Chiefs’ video?


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