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Bad year for oak mites in Kansas

From 12 News in Wichita

People on college campuses across Kansas and now entire neighborhoods in Wichita are all complaining about the same thing: tons of mysterious, itchy bug bites. Often mistaken for a mosquito or spider bite, these bites are coming from a tiny bug called an oak mite.

The microscopic bugs live in oak trees and experts say because Kansas got so much rain this summer, this might be the worst season for mites in the past decade.

Because the bugs fall out of the trees directly onto people, repellants or bug sprays won’t keep them away. If the mite lands on you and bites you, it then burrows into your skin. Many who have been bitten say these bug bites last much longer than a mosquito bite and are very annoying.

“I would even wake up in the middle of the night and I was scratching myself,” said Karolina Mosa, who has been bitten several times while out running in Wichita.

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Olathe police investigate home robbery

Olathe police officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of east Sheridan Street in reference to an aggravated burglary about 4:15 a.m., Sept. 23.

When officers arrived at the residence, the homeowner advised that someone had entered through an unlocked door and took several items from inside the house. A child inside the home stated that they observed the suspect and described them as a taller black male wearing baggy pants and a ball cap on backwards.

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.

Phone scam alert

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple reports of scammers identifying themselves as Sheriff’s Deputies in an attempt to solicit money. Scammers are using Caller ID Spoofing, which results in the telephone network indicating to the receiver of the call that the call is originating from a legitimate Johnson County Sheriff’s Office number.

The scam involves a person calling and identifying themselves as a deputy or supervisor with the Sheriff’s Office. Scammers have gone so far as to give actual names of active employees. The caller tells the potential victim they have a tax warrant or a warrant for their arrest. The caller then instructs the potential victims to purchase some form of gift card and send it to the caller in order to avoid arrest. Continue reading

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