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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Minor injuries after disturbance and fire in Shawnee

Posted: November 30, 2011 - 4:27am
Updated: December 6, 2011 - 5:12am

Update: The Shawnee Fire Department's Fire Prevention Officer, Corey Sands, says that the investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing and that "it does not appear to be accidental."

Shawnee Police are assisting with the investigation and do not have any suspect information to release at this time.


Original Post:

The Shawnee Fire Department and Police are investigating this morning after a disturbance and a fire broke out. Police and Firefighters were called to 11007 Johnson Drive just before 4 a.m. Wednesday morning.

A source familiar with the incident tells me that the victim was allegedly assaulted and the suspect or possibly suspects, then started a fire inside the building. The victim was able to make his was to a neighboring 7-Eleven and called 911.

Police arrived on scene and reported that the suspect had fled the scene. Fire crews reported "light smoke visible from one half of a block away." Upon further investigation fire crews located and quickly knocked down a fire. The fire was reported under control just after 4:20 a.m..

Johnson County Med-Act transported the victim to an area hospital with minor injuries, related to the assault.

Shawnee Firefighters were assisted by crews from the Merriam Fire Department on the fire scene. One apparatus from the Overland Park Fire Department also responded to provide fire coverage for the area.

A damage estimate has not been released and the exact cause of the fire remains under investigation. Police are also investigating the alleged assault.

The neighboring "Pegah's Family Restaurant" along with other neighboring businesses were checked and are being allowed to open as normal.


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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Leawood Officer Involved Shooting investigation

Posted: November 20, 2011 - 3:40am
Updated: November 21, 2011 - 3:26pm 

Leawood Police are investigating after shots were fired on a traffic stop.

Police say an officer stopped a white 2005 Ford Mustang on the exit ramp from eastbound Interstate 435 to State Line Road at 3:17 a.m.. While on that traffic stop a second vehicle, a Chevrolet Malibu, pulled in front of the Mustang. The officer walked up to the Malibu to see why they had stopped, at that time a second officer had arrived on scene and witnessed a subject in the Mustang toss a gun out of the window. That officer alerted the first officer, to the gun, who then saw the Mustang driving towards him. The officer opened fire on the fleeing Mustang. Police are not releasing how many shots were fired at the vehicle as this is a continuing investigation.

It was initially not known if the driver of the vehicle was struck. Just before 7 a.m., Police say that a male matching the description of the Mustang's driver has shown up at Truman Medical Center, near 23rd and Holmes in Kansas City, Missouri, with a gunshot wound. This man has been identified as, 32-year-old, Adrian M. Hopper of Wichita, Kansas. Hopper remains in an area hospital and is expected to survive his injuries. The 2005 Ford Mustang was located by Police in Grandview, Missouri.

No other injuries were reported. The officer who fired the shots has been placed on routine administrative leave while the incident is investigated.

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Stepped up Holiday Enforcement

Posted: November 20, 2011 - 3:24am
Updated: November 20, 2011 - 4:00am

Preliminary results from KHP regarding this enforcement effort. Released: December 1, 2011 LINK

Law Enforcement throughout the Douglas and Johnson County area are participating in the Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign. The campaign will begin Monday, November 21 and last through Sunday, November 27, 2011. A grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation will enable area law enforcement to have more officers present on area roadways to aggressively enforce Kansas traffic laws. Officers will be looking especially for impaired drivers and for children, teens, and adults who are not legally and properly secured with a seat belt or child safety restraint system.

According to KDOT, the Thanksgiving holiday weekend (Wednesday-Sunday) commonly outranks all other holidays in its number of alcohol related crashes. Those driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, endanger not only themselves, but also their passengers, other motorists, and pedestrians. Across Kansas, six persons - most of them innocent - are killed or injured in nine alcohol-related crashes each day. KDOT says compared with non-alcohol-related crashes, vehicle occupants in alcohol-related crashes are over two and a half times more likely to be injured or killed. Each week across Kansas over 300 drivers are arrested for driving under the influence. 

Failure to take the time to buckle up is also responsible for needless death and maiming. Those who do not buckle up are about 12 times more likely to be killed and almost twice as likely to suffer injury as those who do buckle up. Even worse is the fact that the injuries suffered by those who are unbuckled are likely to be much more severe or disabling than those suffered by an occupant who is properly restrained. According to KDOT, which tracks all crashes in the state, crashes are most likely to occur within a short distance from home.

Area law enforcement reminds the public that if you are going to be drink, always designate a non-drinking driver. Make arrangements ahead of time.

Information provided by:

Lawrence Police seek public assistance in accident investigation

The Lawrence Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in their investigation into the Sunday, November 6, 2011 injury accident around 2:11 a.m., at 19th Street and Iowa Street.

Previous Story: Multiple injuries in Lawrence crash

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Photo provided by Lawrence Police
Police say the driver of a westbound vehicle on 19th Street is a possible witness to the accident and would like to talk with the driver for possible information regarding the accident.

If you have information on this accident, please contact the Lawrence Police Department Detective Division at 785-830-7430 or Douglas County Crime Stoppers at 785-843-TIPS (8477).

Information provided by the Lawrence Police Department.


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Sheriff's Office vehicle pursuit leaves one dead

Posted: November 20, 2011 - 2:17am
Updated: November 20, 2011 - 3:50pm

UPDATE: This afternoon, the deceased driver has been identified as 21-year-old, Clayton R. Kessler of Hillsdale, Kansas. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the accident.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a fatality accident on southbound US 169 Highway at 215th Street in Spring Hill. Just before the crash, Deputies were in pursuit of a vehicle which one Deputy reported was "in excess of 140 miles per hour".

Seconds prior to the crash, Johnson County Deputies disregarded chasing the suspect vehicle, only described as a "Dodge Neon SRT-4". The vehicle is reported to have rolled several times and came to rest upside down. When the first Deputy arrived at the vehicle it was reported that the driver had been ejected from the vehicle. Johnson County Fire District 2 units were dispatched to the scene along with Johnson County Med-Act and Miami County EMS. 

After approximately 20 minutes of searching the area a subject was found, matching the description of the registered vehicle owner. That person was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash also sparked a grass fire, which was quickly extinguished by firefighters.

As of 2:30 a.m., crews remain at the scene, investigating and working to confirm that there was only one occupant in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Southbound lanes of US-169 Highway is expected to remain closed until 8 or 8:30 a.m., according to an Emergency Dispatcher.

No further information was immediately available.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fight at Lenexa Pub leaves one injured

Posted: November 17, 2011 - 2:15am
Updated: November 17, 2011 - 4:17am


Lenexa Police are investigating after a fight broke out around 2 a.m. in the parking lot of Saint Pub and Patio at 9720 Quivira Road.


Police say that several subjects were involved in the disturbance, one man was seriously injured. The victim is reported to be a male in his late 20's. He was transported by Johnson County Med-Act to an area hospital with head injuries.


No one is currently in custody and Police continue to investigate


Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call Lenexa Police at (913) 477-7301 or the Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS (8477).


Related Stories:
Man shot outside Lenexa Pub - September 2011



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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Two escaped inmates captured in Kansas City

Posted: November 16, 2011 - 11:58pm
Updated: November 17, 2011 - 3:05am

Officials with the Lansing Correctional Facility confirm that, 22-year-old, Chad Duane Amack and 28-year-old Matthew Glen Allender have been taken into custody.

Kansas City, Kansas Police say a tip led Officers to the area of 7th Street Trafficway and Kindleberger Road around 10 p.m.. Officers later located the men, just after 10:30 p.m., about two and a half miles away, near N 5th Street and Armstrong Avenue. Both men surrendered to Law Enforcement without incident, according to Kansas City, Kansas Police.

The two men were reported missing from the Lansing Correctional Facility around 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 15th. (Link)

Note: From the Lansing Correctional Facility (301 E Kansas Street, Lansing, Kansas) to N 5th Street and Armstrong Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas is approximately 17 miles.


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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Two men escape Lansing Correctional Facility

Posted: November 15, 2011 - 8:42pm
Updated: November 16, 2011 - 11:59pm

Update: Both men were apprehended, Wednesday, November 16th. (Link)

That Kansas Department of Corrections and area Law Enforcement are on the look out for two men who escaped from the Lansing Correctional Facility on  Tuesday evening. The men were confirmed missing at 6 p.m. from the facility's East Unit, which is minimum-security.

Chad Duane Amack
Officials say 22-year-old, Chad Duane Amack, was serving a 23-month sentence for convictions, out of Shawnee County, related to Theft and Aggravated Burglary charges. Amack is described as a white male, 5-feet 9-inches tall, weighing approximately 175 pounds, green eyes and brown hair. He was scheduled to possibly be released as early as March 2012.

Matthew Glen Allender
The second escapee is 28-year-old, Matthew Glen Allender. Allender was also serving a 23-month sentence for  convictions, out of Shawnee County, related to two charges of Theft. He is described as a white male, 5-feet 8-inches tall, weighing approximately 180 pounds, brown eyes and brown hair. His earliest possible release date was May 2012.

Officials say that the men should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of either man should call 911 or the Lansing Correctional Facility at 913-727-3235.

This is the second escape in under two months from Lansing. Ronnie Dale Peters, 33, escaped from the facility on Sept. 14th (Link). Law Enforcement launched a multi-agency manhunt on Sept. 15th (Link). He was captured Sept. 16th in Gardner (Link).


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Monday, November 14, 2011

Double Fatality accident in Overland Park

Posted: November 14, 2011 - 6:14am
Updated: November 14, 2011 - 12:07pm

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Photo provided by the Overland Park Fire Department

Overland Park Police closed the northbound lanes of US 69 Highway at 151st Street in Overland Park as they investigate a three vehicle accident that occurred at 6:10 a.m.. The accident occurred closer to 143rd Street. Police have confirmed that two people were pronounced deceased at the scene and four others, including two juveniles, were transported from the scene by Johnson County Med-Act Ambulances.

The highway reopened just after noon Monday morning.

Police say that three vehicles were involved in the accident, one did rollover. Northbound traffic is being forced to exit at 151st Street. Southbound traffic is restricted to one lane. Police say that the lane closures will remain in place indefinitely.

The female driver and a juvenile were killed in the accident according to Police. Overland Park Police have identified 29-year-old Heidi Lynn Adams as the driver of the SUV who was killed in the accident. Adams' daughter, 9-year-old, Imogin Grace Adams was also killed in the accident. Police say the 4-year-old and 7-year-old were also Adams' children.

The 4-year-old remains in critical condition and the 7-year-old remains in serious condition, according to the Overland Park Police Department. Updates were not available on the conditions of the two pickup truck drivers who were injured in the accident. Earlier reports from Johnson County Med-Act were that one of the adults was seriously injured and the other suffered minor injuries.

A LifeFlight Eagle Helicopter was initially dispatched to the crash scene. That helicopter was canceled prior to it's arrival. All four patients were transported by ground.

Initial reports indicated that the SUV went airborne and struck the top of a pickup truck. The airborne SUV was then struck by a second pickup truck and finally came to rest, upside down, in the ditch. Police would not confirm this report at last check.

A witness to the accident tells Operation 100 News, by phone, that the two children were both in the vehicle that came to rest overturned in the ditch. That same witness tells me, one of the children was cut out of the SUV by firefighters. This report was confirmed by a Police spokesperson.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Lenexa Burn Ban suspended

Posted: November 10, 2011 - 6:00pm
Updated: November 11, 2011 - 2:25am

The Lenexa Fire Department says the temporary burn ban has been suspended, effective November 11th. The recent rains have provided sufficient moisture to decrease the hazards of fire to the dry grasses and vegetation across the county. Open burning will be permitted within the stipulations of city fire codes and with an approved open burning permit issued by the Lenexa Fire Department.

The burn ban was issued in mid-October. The original story can be found here.

Fire officials also remind the public to always properly dispose of cigarettes, using approved fire-safe containers and never discard cigarettes in areas of grass, mulch, brush, leaves or from vehicles.

Anyone with questions concerning open burning or how to obtain an open burning permit, contact the Lenexa Fire Department at 913-888-6380.

Interstate 35 traffic alert for Sunday, November 13th

Posted: November 10, 2011 - 11:29am

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) announced this morning that on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at approximately 5:00 a.m., northbound and southbound Interstate 35 at College Boulevard will be subject to a short, 10-minute traffic disruption. The traffic disruption, will allow utility crews to pull overhead cable across the interstate.

Traffic will be directed by Law Enforcement using rolling roadblocks. The rolling roadblock for southbound traffic will begin at Interstate 435, and for northbound traffic at 119th Street. Law Enforcement will slow all traffic for approximately 10-minutes beginning at 5:00 a.m. on Sunday.

The rolling roadblock will be forced to come to a stop if the utility crews have not completed their work when the rolling roadblock approaches. Once the utility crews have completed their work all traffic will be reopened as normal. All work will be completed Sunday morning, November 13th, weather permitting.

KDOT advises that drivers should expect some delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes, if possible. 

All information provided by the Kansas Department of Transportation.

Olathe house fire

Posted: November 10, 2011 - 3:29am
Updated: November 10, 2011 - 10:58am

The Olathe Fire Department is investigating the cause of an early morning house fire in the 15700 block of west 152nd Terrace. Emergency Dispatchers say they received reports of the fire just before 3:10 Thursday morning with first fire crews arriving on the scene just after 3:15 a.m.. Arriving fire crews reported "fire showing from the roof of a two story wood framed house."

As of 3:47 a.m., incident command has declared the fire to be "under control." Fire crews from the Olathe Fire Department along with one apparatus and crew from both; Overland Park Fire and Johnson County Fire District 2 were all involved on the incident.

All occupants, two couples, were confirmed to be evacuated, shortly after the fire department's arrival. No injuries were reported.

Investigators say that it appears the fire began around the chimney, possibly in the flue and the residence sustained heavy damage in several areas. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Damage is estimated at $75,000.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Overland Park bank robbery

Posted: November 8, 2011 - 9:28am
Updated: December 1, 2011 - 10:23am

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Surveillance photo provided by the Overland Park Police Department 
UPDATED STORY: Missouri man charged

The Overland Park Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) are investigating a bank robbery at the First National Bank located at 9700 Metcalf Avenue. The incident is said to have occurred shortly after 9:20 Tuesday morning.

The suspect is described as a slender white male, standing approximately 5 feet 9 inches. He was last seen on foot running westbound, wearing sunglasses and a bandanna.

Overland Park Police say the suspect handed the teller a note demanding money. The suspect was last seen on foot carrying an undisclosed amount of cash in a plastic grocery bag.

No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Overland Park Police Department at 913-895-6300 or 911.

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Damaged gas meters lead to evacuations

Posted: November 8, 2011 - 9:21am
Updated: November 8, 2011 - 11:28am

The Olathe Fire Department was called to a natural gas leak in the 100 block of N Clairborne Road after a tractor trailer damaged three natural gas meters on the building.

Olathe Fire Department spokesperson, Mike Hall says that five businesses were evacuated, including ACE Hardware, Dollar General, Quilters Haven, Tuesday Morning and Noah's Ark Gift Shoppe.

Hall also says that the gas leak was stopped, by the gas company, at 9:57 a.m. and the evacuated businesses were allowed to reopen after about 45 minutes.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

26-year-old Overland Park woman FOUND in Oklahoma

Posted: November 7, 2011 - 11:47pm
Updated: February 2, 2012 - 4:50am


Related Story:
February 2, 2012- MISSING: Molly Jones
January 29, 2012 - Molly Jones found safe


UPDATE: Overland Park Police say 26-year-old, Molly Jones was located safely near Grove, Oklahoma. She was found around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to Police. She is now with family that lives in the area.

Original Post:
The Overland Park Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing woman. Police say 26-year-old, Molly Jones was reported missing by family on Monday, November 7th.

Molly Jones, 26
Reported Missing November 7, 2011
Photo provided by OPPD
Police searched the area of 83rd Street and Farley Street around 10 a.m. Monday but, were unable to locate Jones. Family members tell police that she suffers from medical conditions that can cause her to be come catatonic and unaware of her surroundings.

Molly Jones is believed to have left on foot, without a purse or cell phone. She is described as a white female, 5 feet, 4 inches tall, weighing approximately 155 pounds with red hair and blue eyes. Her hair is reported to be shoulder length and possibly in a pony tail.

Police say she is believed to be wearing blue jeans, gym shoes and possibly a black t-shirt.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of 26-year-old Molly Jones is encouraged to call the Overland Park Police Department at 913-895-6300 or 911.

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Overland Park Police asking for help identifying laptop thief

Posted: November 7, 2011 - 12:17pm

Photo provided by the Overland Park Police Department
The Overland Park Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a man who allegedly stole a woman's laptop computer.

Police say on September 20th, a woman reported the theft of a laptop computer. She told police that she had loaned the laptop to a man she had met on Facebook. The computer was not returned as agreed upon by the two individuals. The woman does not know the male suspect's identity and she has been unsuccessful in recontacting the man.

As always, Police remind the public to exercise caution on social networking sites.

Anyone with information on this case or that knows the identity of the man pictured is asked to call Overland Park Police at 913-344-8750.

Several sickened by Carbon Monoxide at JoCo restaurant

Posted: November 7, 2011 - 11:14am
Updated: November 8, 2011 - 2:30am

The Olathe Fire Department and Johnson County Med-Act crews responded to the Noodles & Company restaurant located at 15208 West 119th Street shortly after 11 a.m. Monday morning.

Two employees were transported from the scene by Johnson County Med-Act ambulances and a third drove himself to an area hospital following Carbon Monoxide exposure according to an Olathe Fire Department spokesperson. Five others were treated on the scene.

None of the injuries are considered life threatening according to the Olathe Police Department.

The strip mall, where the restaurant is located, has been completely evacuated as a precaution. Elevated Carbon Monoxide levels were also found in a neighboring Radio Shack store. The neighboring businesses were allowed to reopen for business just after 12:10 p.m.. The Noodles & Company remained closed until repairs could be made.

Updated information provided by the Olathe Police Department.

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Three being treated after overdosing

Posted: November 6, 2011 - 4:01am
Updated: November 8, 2011 - 2:13am

Updated Post:
Lawrence Police say they are still investigating the incident that sent three people to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for suspected drug overdoses. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that at about 3:39 a.m., police were dispatched to the 3400 block of Scioto Drive for a medical emergency. When they arrived they found two 27-year-old Lawrence men and a 25-year-old Lawrence woman who were unresponsive according to police reports. All three were treated and have since been released from the hospital. Police are still investigating to determine the circumstances surrounding the event.

Original Post:
Lawrence Police are investigating a multiple overdose, involving three subjects in the 3400 block of Scioto Drive this morning. Police and Fire/Medical were dispatched just before 3:40a.m.

Police arrived and found three subjects, all unresponsive at the scene, reportedly from "recreational drug use."

Three medic units are were dispatched to the scene and all transported unresponsive patients away from the scene.

Initial reports indicate the subjects, two males and a female all in their "early 20's", used a mixture of illegal and prescription drugs with alcohol. Unconfirmed information indicates that the subjects consumed unknown amounts of "GHB, Ecstasy, Adderall and alcohol." Police are investigating.

Stay with Operation 100 News on this blog, on Twitter and my reporting partner, the Lawrence Journal-World for the latest details as they become available. Remember where you heard this news first. Operation 100 News, reporting the news to the public as it breaks.

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Multiple injuries in Lawrence crash

Posted: November 6, 2011 - 2:20am
Updated: November 8, 2011 - 2:24am

Updated Post:
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that two area teenagers remain in critical condition after an early Sunday morning accident at the intersection of 19th and Iowa streets.

Michael Robinson Jr., 17, of Lawrence was driving a 1997 Acura west on 19th Street and attemtped to trun left onto Iowa Street. The vehicle turned in front of a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe headed north on Iowa Street, according to Lawrence police reports.

Robert Spielman, 30, of Oskaloosa, was driving the Tahoe, which had four passengers. Robinson's vehicle had three passengers.

Robinson was transported by ambulance to a Kansas City area hospital, He was in critical, but stable condition on Monday, according to police reports.

One of Robinson's passengers, John Teters Jr., 18, of Perry, was taken by air ambulance to a Kansas City area hospital. He also was listed in critical, but stable condition.

A passenger in Spielman's vehicle, Casey Kathrens, 27, of Olathe, was transported by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. She was treated and released.

No citations have been issued. Police continue to investigate.

Updated information provided by Operation 100 News reporting partner the Lawrence Journal-World

Original Post:
Just after 2:10 a.m. Sunday morning, Emergency Dispatchers say they received eight emergency calls regarding an injury accident at the intersection of 19th Street and Iowa Street.

Lawrence Police were first to arrive on the scene and initially reported that there were four people injured. Two people were trapped and required extrication, their injuries were said to be critical.

A source familiar with the incident tells me that the accident was a "T-bone accident." Patients range in age from 17-years-old to 27-years-old. Only one of the three injured was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. One person was reported to be a rear seat passenger who thrown to the front of the vehicle upon impact.

Lawrence Police Sergeant Kirk Fultz, tells the Lawrence Journal-World "a Chevrolet Suburban T-boned and Acura, injuring three people," two from the Acura and one from The Suburban.

Fultz said police arrested another person from the Acura after he fled the scene on foot, Fultz did not know if he was the driver.

Alcohol is reported to have been a contributing factor in the accident. Lawrence Police continue to investigate.

Two helicopters were dispatched to the scene, LifeStar and LifeFlight Eagle. LifeStar is stationed at Lawrence Municipal Airport. LifeFlight Eagle dispatched "Eagle 2" which is stationed in Harrisonville, Missouri. LifeFlight Eagle 2 was canceled by Lawrence Incident Command, shortly after takeoff, due to the patients condition being reevaluated to serious condition from critical.

The first patient, reported to be between 18-year-old male, was reported to be a restrained passenger in the vehicle. He was flown by LifeStar Medical Helicopter to the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas with critical injuries.

The second patient, reported to be a 17-year-old male unrestrained driver, was transported by a Lawrence Medic unit to Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas with serious injuries.

The third patient, reported to be a 27-year-old female, was an unrestrained rear seat passenger in the Suburban. This patient was reportedly thrown to the front of the vehicle upon impact. She was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by a Lawrence Medic unit with serious injuries.

Stay with Operation 100 News on this blog and on Twitter and the Lawrence Journal-World for the latest details as they become available. Remember where you heard this news first. Operation 100 News, reporting the news to the public as it breaks.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Several Burn Bans lifted

Posted: November 4, 2011 - 4:54pm
Updated: November 5, 2011 - 7:05am

Follow up to previous story: Johnson County Burn Bans

Several area Fire Department's issued Burn Ban's over the past several weeks due to the extended period of dry conditions. With last week's rainfall, a few of those have now been lifted.

Burn Bans for the city of Olathe and Unincorporated Douglas County have been lifted.

Always remember that prior to any open or recreational burning, you are responsible for checking with your local fire department and acquiring any required permits or special permissions that may be required in your area.

Many area fire departments also have special guidelines that must be followed when burning. Fines for failing to comply with burning regulations can range from $50 to $500 or more.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Serious early morning accident closes I-35

Posted: November 2, 2011 - 12:24am
Updated: November 2, 2011 - 4:22am

Southbound I-35 south of 95th Street, Lenexa, KS. 12:30am
Photo of the scene from Kansas City Scout

The Kansas Highway Patrol and Lenexa Police Department investigated a two vehicle injury accident that forced the closure of Interstate 35 at 95th Street in Lenexa for about two hours. The accident is reported to have occurred at 12:17 a.m. near highway mile marker 223.6 southbound

The Kansas Highway Patrol's preliminary accident report states that both vehicles were southbound on Interstate 35 near 95th Street. One of the vehicles was traveling at a "high rate of speed" when it rear ended a second car. The striking vehicle sustained "heavy damage" while the other sustained "moderate damage."

Three people were involved in the accident. The driver of the striking vehicle was the only occupant of that vehicle and was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. That person has been identified as a 33-year-old, Olathe woman. Reports indicate that this woman was intoxicated and was wearing her seat belt at the time of the accident. The Highway Patrol continues to investigate her level of intoxication and says that charges are possible.

The two female occupants of the second vehicle were an 18-year-old driver and a 17-year-old passenger. Both sustained minor injuries and refused medical treatment at the accident scene.

While investigating this accident, Lenexa Police say they were blocking traffic from entering southbound Interstate 35 from 95th Street, when a vehicle swerved around the parked Police vehicle and entered the accident scene. That vehicle was stopped by the Highway Patrol and the driver, a 24-year-old female from Colorado Springs, Colorado, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence. She was booked into the Johnson County Jail on a $1,000 bond.

The Highway Patrol reopened southbound lanes of I-35 at 2:20 a.m.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Nationwide test of Emergency Alert System scheduled for Nov. 9

Posted: November 1, 2011 - 3:09pm
Updated: November 9, 2011 - 5:30am

For the first time ever, a full-scale, nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System will be conducted to help ensure that the system works as intended in the event of a major disaster. The Emergency Alert System has been in place since the 1950's, the November 9th test will mark the first time the system has been utilized at the same time nationwide.

The test is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9. At that time, radio stations, local television stations, wireline video services, and cable and satellite providers in the Kansas City metropolitan area will join other broadcasters across the country for a simultaneous test of the system.

The EAS is a national alert and warning system established to enable the President of the United States to address the American public during emergencies.  NOAA's National Weather Service, governors and state and local emergency authorities also use parts of the system to issue more localized emergency alerts. 


"The upcoming national test is critical to ensuring that the EAS works as designed," said Jamie Barnett, Chief of the FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau.  "As recent disasters here at home and in Japan have reminded us, a reliable and effective emergency alert and warning system is key to ensuring the public's safety during times of emergency.  We look forward to working with FEMA in preparation for this important test."

Over the past two years and as part of ongoing national preparedness planning efforts, FEMA, the FCC and other federal partners, state, local, tribal and territorial governments, Emergency Alert System participants and other stakeholders have been working toward making this test a reality. 


While the test will be similar to the routine monthly tests most citizens are familiar with, there will be a few key differences:

·         The nationwide test will last longer than normal – approximately three minutes.
·         While the audio message will be the same for everyone and include the words, “This is a test,” the video test may vary due to differing technologies. Viewers should be aware that the video messages may or may not include the words, “This is a test” in the background image or scroll at the bottom of the screen.
·         The test will be conducted ONLY through broadcast media (Television & Radio). It WILL NOT include NOAA weather radios, mobile devices or outdoor warning sirens.

The nationwide test will be conducted jointly by the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Communications Commission and National Weather Service. These agencies selected Nov. 9 for the test because it is near the end of hurricane season and before the severe winter weather season begins.

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Serious accident leaves one critically injured

Posted: November 1, 2011 - 1:45am
Updated: November 1, 2011 - 5:31am

The Overland Park Police Department and Kansas Highway Patrol are investigating a one vehicle accident that has left one person critically injured. The accident occurred just before 1:30 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 435 just west of Pflumm Road. As a  result of the accident, both of the ramps to Interstate 35 were closed for about four hours. The ramps reopened just before 5:30 a.m..

Law Enforcement from Lenexa, Overland Park and the Kansas Highway Patrol responded to the scene after receiving "numerous 911 calls" a dispatcher tells me. Fire Department units from Overland Park and Lenexa responded with Johnson County Med-Act to the scene.

A dispatcher tells me that the ramps from Interstate 435 to Interstate 35 will be "closed indefinitely" as the accident is investigated and cleared. An adult male, reportedly in his mid 20's, was the only occupant of the vehicle and he was ejected when the vehicle, a 2001 Ford Expedition, rolled over.

An unidentified caller to Operation 100 News tells me that he could, "smell a strong odor of alcohol in the crashed car." Overland Park Police also confirm that alcohol is suspected to have played a role in the accident.

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