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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Eudora Accident Latest

Kansas Highway Patrol investigators have released the accident report from this afternoons double fatality accident on K-10 Highway.

Investigators say that 24-year-old, Eudora resident Ryan Pittman was traveling eastbound on K-10 in a 1998 Toyota Camry when his vehicle crossed the median striking the other vehicle involved. Pittman was not wearing his seatbelt, according to investigators. The second vehicle, a 2008 Dodge Caravan, was being driven by 57-year-old Danny Basel also of Eudora. Mr. Basel was injured and transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Other passengers in the van included Deborah Basel, 51, was transported to KU Medical Center. 23 month old Courtlyn Shutt was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. 5-year-old Canen Shutt was found not breathing at the scene and later passed away at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. All occupants of the second vehicle were restrained when the accident occurred.

Updates were not available for the injured victims current conditions.

Original Story from 4:30 p.m.
Updated Story from 7:15 p.m.
Kansas Highway Patrol Crash Log


This accident was first reported to the public by Operation 100 News on our Twitter page. Our first tweet was sent a full 8 minutes prior to any other tweets about the accident. Our news media contract was also notified by telephone as units were arriving on the scene. Don't get left behind, contract Operation 100 News today. Operation 100 News is provided as a free service to the general public. Our funding depends on news media contracts and public donations. To donate use the Paypal button in the upper left panel on this screen. You do not need to be a Paypal member to donate. Contact Operation100news@gmail.com with any questions.

Double Fatality Accident on K-10 in Eudora

Updated details.

Just after 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical received multiple reports of a major injury accident on K-10 near mile marker 11 in Eudora. Crews responded to find multiple vehicles involved.

The Kansas Highway Patrol is advising that two subjects have died after the accident. A 24-year-old was pronounced dead on the scene. A 5-year-old was found not breathing when crews initially arrived and has since died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. Two others were seriously injured in the accident. All of the patients needed to be extricated from the vehicles that they were traveling in. Incident command requested two medical helicopters respond to the scene for patient transport.

LifeStar Medical Helicopter responded from Lawrence Municipal Airport and landed on the highway, causing the eastbound lanes to also be shut down for a short time. LifeNet Medical Helicopter was dispatched to the scene but was cancelled as it arrived over the scene. LifeStar transported one patient, while the other patients were transported by ground ambulance. All patients were transported to Kansas City area Trauma centers. 

Westbound lanes of K-10 remain closed as of 7 p.m. Kansas Highway Patrol is handling the accident investigation. Traffic is being diverted onto Old K-7 through Eudora.

This accident was first reported to the public by Operation 100 News on our Twitter page. Our first tweet was sent a full 8 minutes prior to any other tweets about the accident. Our news media contract was also notified by telephone as units were arriving on the scene. Don't get left behind, contract Operation 100 News today. Operation 100 News is provided as a free service to the general public. Our funding depends on news media contracts and public donations. To donate use the Paypal button in the upper left panel on this screen. You do not need to be a Paypal member to donate. Contact Operation100news@gmail.com with any questions.

Original story

Fatality Accident on K-10 in Eudora

UPDATED STORY

Just after 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical received multiple reports of a major injury accident on K-10 near mile marker 11 in Eudora. Crews responded to find multiple vehicles involved.

One subject was pronounced deceased on the scene, a juvenile victim was found not breathing and two adult victims with life threatening injuries. All of the patients needed to be extricated from the vehicles that they were traveling in. Incident command requested two medical helicopters respond to the scene for patient transport.

LifeStar Medical Helicopter responded from Lawrence Municipal Airport and landed on the highway, causing the eastbound lanes to also be shut down. LifeNet Medical Helicopter was dispatched to the scene but was cancelled as it arrived over the scene.

All patients were transported to Kansas City area Trauma centers. Westbound lanes of K-10 are expected to be closed for an extended period of time for investigation and clean up. Kansas Highway Patrol is arriving to investigate the accidents cause.

This accident was first reported to the public by Operation 100 News on our Twitter page. Our first tweet was sent a full 8 minutes prior to any other tweets about the accident. Our news media contract was also notified by telephone as units were arriving on the scene. Don't get left behind, contract Operation 100 News today. Operation 100 News is provided as a free service to the general public. Our funding depends on news media contracts and public donations. To donate use the Paypal button in the upper left panel on this screen. You do not need to be a Paypal member to donate. Contact Operation100news@gmail.com with any questions.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

I-435 and Johnson Drive bridge work to begin Monday

Comanche Construction plans to begin work, weather permitting, at 9 a.m. Monday, April 11, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation. The $1.1 million bridge repair project will include mill, patch and overlay of the bridge deck, joint repairs and painting of structural steel under the bridge deck. The project is scheduled to be completed by mid-July.

During the project drivers should expect lane restrictions on both Interstate 435 and Johnson Drive. Traffic in both directions of Johnson Drive will be restricted to one lane and turns will be sestricted from eastbound Johnson Drive to southbound I-435 during rush hours, 6-8 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. There will be a marked detour available.

Traffic in both directions of Interstate 435 will be restricted to one lane during the Monday through Friday overnight hours of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.. All ramps will remain open during these times.

Advance message boards will alert drivers to the lane closures. Daily lane closure information for the project can be viewed online at ksdot.org/kcmetro/laneclose.asp.

Friday, April 8, 2011

News Notification Available

Posted: April 8, 2011 - 8:00am
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I specialize in covering Douglas and Johnson counties. Time after time, I have covered and broke the breaking news stories that the rest of the local media has missed out on for hours. Covering only two counties allows me to pay more attention to the activity that may start small but then quickly and quietly escalate to something much more serious. I have reported Police Department confirmed "suspicious death investigations" hours before anyone else, along with deadly accidents, shootings, house fires and many more examples listed below on this page.

While most are listening to the same crime night after night in Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas I am covering the areas that are within the Kansas City news market which have been repeatedly neglected from receiving true real time breaking news coverage.

The others will tell you they are the place to turn to when news breaks in Douglas or Johnson County. Operation 100 News is the only place that consistently proves we are the only ones on top of breaking news in this area. See a few of the many examples below.. 


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I have lived in Johnson County since 1985, monitored Police Departments, Sheriff's Office, Fire Departments and Med-Act activity countywide since 1996. I have monitored countywide events in Douglas, Leavenworth and Miami counties since 2002. Over the years I have built many personal contacts throughout the Law Enforcement & Fire community. I have attended Johnson County Community College for Administration of Justice.

I personally used to call various KC television news outlets' news desks and provide them with details from my sources or from my being on scene. This was almost always a one sided arrangement. Very few realized the potential assistance that Operation 100 News could provide. These arrangements ceased in May 2010 but, are still available by contract only.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

National Work Zone Awareness Week

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Today, April 6th is Orange Day in Kansas. Everyone is encouraged to wear orange to show support for Kansas highway workers.

A work zone safety news conference will take place today at 10 a.m. at the Oakland Subarea in Topeka. Scheduled to speak are; Secretary Deb Miller, Kansas Highway Patrol Superintendent Ernest Garcia, and Shirley McDonald, mother of KDOT employee Scotty McDonald who was killed in a 2005 work zone crash.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Shawnee Police to conduct a Sobriety and Driver's License Checkpoint

The Shawnee Police Department and the Johnson County Sheriff's Office have announced that they will be conducting a sobriety and driver's license checkpoint in Shawnee. The check lane will be held the evening of Friday, April 8th, into the early morning hours of Saturday, April 9th.

Drivers should expect to be briefly detoured through the check lane. Anyone suspected of being intoxicated will be subject to a series of sobriety tests. Drivers who are impaired will be arrested. Drivers without a valid drivers license will be ticketed.

City of Shawnee Tidy Town dates announced 2011

2012 Tidy Town information

The City of Shawnee has announced the dates for the City's Large Item Pick-up, known as Tidy Town.

For residents who live to the east of Pflumm Road, Saturday, April 30th.

For residents who live to the west of Pflumm Road, Saturday, May 7th.

Your trash hauler is responsible for pick up of these items and the service is included in your basic rate. If you have any questions about what your hauler will and will not pick up please contact them directly.

Please note: Hazardous materials such as car batteries, paints, solvents or liquid waste will not be collected. For disposal of these types of items, call Johnson County Environmental to schedule an appointment to drop off your items at their facility. ALL drop offs are by appointment only. Call 913-715-6900 or for TDD call 1-800-766-3777.

High Fire Danger Expected

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for a large area including most of Central and Eastern Kansas. This area includes the entire Kansas City Metro area and Douglas County. All open burning is discouraged during this time.

The Red Flag Warning is in effect from Noon today until 7 p.m. this evening.

What is a Red Flag Warning? Definition from Weather.gov/glossary
A term used by fire-weather forecasters to call attention to limited weather conditions of particular importance that may result in extreme burning conditions. It is issued when it is an on-going event or the fire weather forecaster has a high degree of confidence that Red Flag criteria will occur within 24 hours of issuance. Red Flag criteria occurs whenever a geographical area has been in a dry spell for a week or two, or for a shorter period , if before spring green-up or after fall color, and the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) is high to extreme and the following forecast weather parameters are forecasted to be met:
1) a sustained wind average 15 mph or greater
2) relative humidity less than or equal to 25 percent and
3) a temperature of greater than 75 degrees F. 
In some states, dry lightning and unstable air are criteria. A Fire Weather Watch may be issued prior to the Red Flag Warning. 


Today's Conditions:
Winds are expected to be from the Southwest at speeds of 15 to 25 MPH with gusts nearing 30 MPH in the afternoon hours.

Humidity levels are expected to be low, between 18 to 23 percent. The lowest levels are expected across east central Kansas and west central Missouri.

Any fires that develop are likely to spread rapidly and become very difficult to control due to weather conditions.