Zika case reported in Johnson County

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) received test results that confirm the first travel-associated case of Zika virus in Johnson County. The person tested has a history of travel to an area where mosquitoes are spreading Zika virus. The department will not provide additional details about the case to protect the privacy of the individual.

“Because this case was acquired while traveling, we want to emphasize that the risk of contracting Zika virus in our area is extremely low,” says Lougene Marsh, JCDHE director. “We have provided information to the individual about avoiding mosquito bites to prevent further spread of the virus,” said Marsh. Continue reading

Fatality accident in Olathe

A 25-year-old woman is dead after a head-on collision in Olathe Wednesday morning, June 15. The accident happened just after 10 a.m. near 151st and Pflumm.

Olathe police say the woman was heading north on Pflumm when she crossed over the center line and collided with a silver vehicle heading south. The man driving the silver vehicle suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The identity of the victim has not yet been released other than it’s a 25-year-old female from Johnson County. Police say they are waiting to notify her family.
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.

Early morning robbery at Olathe Applebee’s

Olathe police are investigating an aggravated robbery that took place about 4 a.m., June 15, at the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill on South Harrison Street.

According to police reports, two white males confronted a store employee and demanded money. During the course of the robbery, the employee sustained a minor injury. He was taken by Johnson County Med-Act to a local hospital. There were no other employees at Applebee’s.The only description available is that one of the suspects is approximately 6 foot tall.

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.

Water found in Olathe business’ gas pump

OLATHE, KS (KCTV) – An Olathe man filled up his gas tank and had to take his car straight to the mechanic. He now wants to warn other drivers.

The engine of Norman Bouser’s car sounds OK now, but that wasn’t the case a week ago.

“It had no horsepower at all, and it just kind of shook real bad,” he said. Continue reading

Olathe City Beautiful – Civil Rights

A documentary by The Olathe Historical Society. Done by Gregory Scheffer and made possible through a donation by the late Marion Lorimer Moore.

Olathe news briefs for the week of June 7

City Council

The Olathe City Council will meet Tuesday, June 7, at 7 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). For a recap of the previous Council meeting, visit the City Clerk’s webpage.

Fourth of July fireworks display moves to new location
Enjoy the annual City of Olathe Fireworks Display at the College Boulevard Activity Complex (CBAC), 11031 S. Valley Parkway, at 9:30 p.m. on Monday, July 4.  Continue reading

Full I-35 closure from 119th to 87th streets this weekend

JoCoGateway Traffic Alert 2016-06-10-2JoCoGateway Traffic Alert 2016-06-10-1

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