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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Crossover on US-69 leads to head on fatality accident

Posted: March 29, 2012 - 5:41am
Updated: March 30, 2012 - 1:39am

Updated Story:
The Kansas Highway Patrol has now identified the driver killed in this accident as 57-year-old, Scott E. Klein of San Clemente, California. Klein was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The other driver has been identified as 45-year-old, Marilyn S, Nickell of Drexel, Missouri. Nickell was transported to the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas where she is listed in stable condition.

Troopers say they are still investigating why Nickell's 1997 GMC Safari mini-van crossed the median and drove into oncoming traffic. A preliminary accident report shows that after crossing the center median, Nickell drove on the inside (left) lane of southbound US-69 while traveling northbound. Klein was traveling southbound in that same lane when the accident occurred. Nickell is believed to have driven into oncoming traffic for at least a mile and a half before prior to the accident. Investigators say that both drivers were wearing their seat belts and they continue to investigate whether or not Nickell was impaired by alcohol or a medical condition at the time of the crash.

Original Story: March 29, 2012 - 10:23am

The Louisburg Fire Department was dispatched at 5:34 a.m. after the Miami County Sheriff's Office received reports of a head on accident on US-69 Highway approximately two miles south of K-68 Highway, near Louisburg. Less than two minutes before the Fire Department was dispatched, Deputies were advised of a mini-van driving northbound in the southbound lanes of US-69 Highway. Highway Patrol Troopers say that a dispatcher was still on the phone with one of the people reporting the wrong-way vehicle when the head-on crash occurred.

Miami County Deputies arrived first at the scene of the accident and reported GMC mini-van on its side in the median with a female trapped inside. A second deputy reported that the other vehicle, a Ford Fusion, had one occupant inside. The male driver of the Ford was confirmed to be deceased by Miami County EMS personnel.

Louisburg Firefighters spent about 50 minutes extricating the female driver from the crashed mini-van. She was then transported to the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas, by a LifeFlight Eagle helicopter. Troopers say that she was alert and talking as she was loaded onto the helicopter and is cooperating in the investigation.

A source familiar with the incident tells Operation 100 News that the injured driver is an approximately 45-year-old female. Her injuries were said to serious but, not immediately life threatening, per the source.

The Kansas Highway Patrol and Miami County Sheriff's Office continue to investigate the accident and have not released any further details.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

District Attorney warns of door-to-door salesmen

Posted: March 28, 2012 - 3:47pm
Updated: March 29, 2012 - 1:07pm

Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe is reminding residents to exercise caution when encountering individuals soliciting sales or donations door-to-door. This week Police in Leawood and Overland Park received complaints regarding door-to-door magazine salesman with an out of state company.

The District Attorney's Office says that transient merchants are often required to obtain a special license to conduct business in Johnson County. They are also required to provide a three-day right to cancel any sale made to a resident at their home. Often, these businesses conduct sales in Kansas for a short period of time and then leave the area, making cancellation or resolution of complaints difficult. In some cases, citizens pay for magazines or other merchandise and never receive the product.

Your local city office can assist residents who would like to post a 'No Solicitation' sign at their home. Door-to-door salesmen are not allowed to knock on doors where there is a no solicitation sign posted.

If you or someone you know has purchased magazines or donated money to a door-to-door salesman affiliated with Allied Group, Allied Magazine Sales, Absolute Marketing or Marquis Fulfillment Agency within the last two weeks, you are asked to contact the Johnson County District Attorney's Consumer Hotline at 913-715-3003.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Police quickly apprehend two burglary suspects

Posted: March 26, 2012 - 7:51am
Updated: March 26, 2012 - 8:12am

Shawnee Police were called to an address in the 19200 block of west 65th Terrace around 7:30 a.m., Monday after receiving a report of a burglary. The caller reported that he had interrupted a burglary and that two white male suspects ran into a wooded area behind the address.

Police were able to quickly establish a perimeter in the area and dispatched a K-9 unit to assist in the search. As officers stood by awaiting the arrival of the K-9, one officer reported spotting the two men. Due to the area being surrounded and the responding K-9, that officer did not give chase.

A short time later Emergency Dispatchers began receiving reports of two white males running southbound, out of a wooded area and crossing Shawnee Mission Parkway. Seconds later multiple new witnesses, in the 19200 block of Midland Drive, reported the two were now running near the rear of their property.

By 7:47 a.m., officers reported that they had the two males at gunpoint near the intersection of Midland Drive and Lawrence Road, just east of where witnesses had reported seeing the men. Both suspects were apprehended without further incident.

Officers also requested a tow truck for a stolen vehicle which was parked near the address of the initial burglary. The vehicle was stolen sometime overnight from an area business.

No other information was immediately available.

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Police Officer injured in morning accident

Posted: March 24, 2012 - 7:47am
Updated: March 24, 2012 - 8:10am

A Gardner Police Officer was involved in a two vehicle accident Saturday morning. The accident occurred around 7:30 a.m., in the 700 block of E Main Street.

Fire crews, from Johnson County Fire District No. 1, reported that two vehicles were involved in the accident and both had sustained moderate damage.

Johnson County Med-Act reported that a Police Officer and a civilian were said to have suffered minor injures in the accident and were transported, by Med-Act, to an area Hospital to be checked out.

Due to the accident involving a Gardner Police Officer, the Johnson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the accident.

No other details were immediately available.

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Superior Chevrolet burglary

Posted: March 24, 2012 - 4:07am
Updated: March 24, 2012 - 8:17am

Security at Superior Chevrolet, 8300 Shawnee Mission Parkway in Merriam, alerted Police of a burglar who was on the property around 3:30 a.m., Saturday.

Officers from Merriam, Overland Park and Shawnee organized a perimeter in the area and deployed one of Shawnee's K-9 units to search for the suspect.

The search ended without anyone being apprehended shortly after 4 a.m..

Merriam Police say they continue to investigate the incident and they are not releasing any further details regarding the incident at this time.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Fatal shooting reported in Prairie Village

Posted: March 22, 2012 - 4:11pm
Updated: March 22, 2012 - 4:21pm

The Prairie Village Police Department is investigating after a reported shooting at an address in the 8000 block of Cornith Drive shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday.

A crew with Consolidated Fire District No. 2 of Northeast Johnson County reported that one person was deceased at the scene.

No other details were immediately available.

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

2-Alarm Hotel fire in Olathe

Posted: March 17, 2012 - 2:37am
Updated: March 17, 2012 - 3:03am

Just after 12:45 a.m., Olathe Firefighters were dispatched to the Econo Lodge South, located at 209 E Flaming Road. The hotel is located just southwest of Old 56 Highway and S Harrison Street.

Upon arrival crews reported that nothing was visible from the exterior of the two-story hotel, however when entered the building and quickly found heavy smoke. The fire was reported to have been contained to a laundry room and believed to have started as a dryer fire.

A second alarm was requested to assist with evacuations and check for possible extension to neighboring rooms.

Firefighters reported the fire under control just before 1 a.m., no injuries were reported. A damage estimate was not immediately available.

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Hit & Run accident involving a motorcycle

Posted: March 17, 2012 - 2:21am
Updated: March 17, 2012 - 3:33am

Kansas Highway Patrol Troopers say, at approximately 11:10 p.m., Friday, a motorcycle was struck by another vehicle causing the motorcycle to crash.

A preliminary accident report shows that both the motorcycle and the second vehicle were traveling southbound on Interstate 35, near mile marker 226.6 or near 75th Street in Overland Park. The motorcycle, a 2005 Honda, was being driven by a, 41-year-old, Gardner, Kansas man when an unknown vehicle struck the motorcycle from behind, causing the crash. The unknown vehicle did not stop at the scene and continued traveling southbound on Interstate 35.

Troopers say that the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet and sustained non-life threatening injuries in the crash.

No other information was immediately available regarding the crash or the suspect vehicle. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Kansas Highway Patrol.

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One person shot outside Lawrence night club

Posted: March 17, 2012 - 2:15am
Updated: April 11, 2012 - 2:18am

Lawrence Journal-World follow up: Bouncer testifies to being shot outside Taste Lounge, Bar and Grill


Updated Story: March 17, 2012 As of 11:00 a.m., Lawrence Police confirm to Operation 100 News' reporting partners at LJWorld.com that one person was arrested early Saturday morning in connection with this shooting.

The Journal-World reports that the shooting occurred at the Taste Lounge, Bar and Grill, located at 804 W 24th Street around 1:30 a.m..

Douglas County Jail booking logs show a 20-year-old Topeka man was arrested at the same location as the shooting, in the same time frame, in the same location as the shooting. The man who has been arrested is facing charges of aggravated battery, possession of controlled substance and possession of stolen property. Bond has not currently been set.

The Journal-World also reports that this morning's shooting is the third firearms-related incident near the Taste  Lounge, Bar and Grill since October. On December 9th, a Lawrence man was arrested for firing a weapon from a vehicle near the establishment. Two Leavenworth men were arrested for a shooting incident that occurred at the same location on October 9th.



Original Story from Operation 100 News:

Lawrence Police are investigating after a 30-year-old, Lawrence man was shot in the 800 block of W 24th Street early Saturday morning.

Police tell my reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World, the shooting occurred between 1:30 and 2 a.m. Saturday morning. Captain Bill Cory says the victim was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by a bystander at the scene. The victim's injuries were not believed to be life threatening.

Officers continue investigating the incident and have apprehended two suspects for questioning, according to LJWorld.com. No arrests have been reported as of 4 a.m..

Earlier radio transmissions indicated that Officers had located a single casing at the scene of the shooting. A bystander was reported to have followed a believed suspect vehicle from the scene, that vehicle was stopped by Police a short time later. It was not clear if this vehicle was connected to the incident as the bystander believed.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Suspicious death investigation in Lenexa

Posted: March 14, 2012 - 2:10am
Updated: March 16, 2012 - 10:48am

Updated Story: Dominic Camacho has been arrested and charged with First-degree murder in his wife's death. He is being held on $1,000,000 bond. Prosecutors allege that Dominic Camacho strangled his wife, Leslie Camacho, to death inside their Lenexa home early Wednesday morning.


Original Story:

Lenexa Police are investigating a suspicious death this morning in the 13000 block of West 94th Place.

Police say they were called to an address in the 13000 block of West 94th Place before 2 a.m., Wednesday, after receiving a report of a possible Domestic Disturbance. When Officers arrived they found a woman, later identified as, 35-year-old, Leslie Ann Camacho, dead inside the home. Camacho's husband was found in the home and was taken to Lenexa Police Headquarters for questioning.

Johnson County Med-Act responded to the scene shortly after 2 a.m.. One person was reported to be deceased at the address.

Officers secured the home until a search warrant could be obtained. Johnson County Sheriff's Office Crime Scene Investigators arrived on scene shortly before noon, Wednesday, when the search warrant arrived.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Severe Weather Awareness Week 2012

Posted: March 12, 2012 - 3:40am
Updated: March 13, 2012 - 7:00am

In 2011 there were 68 tornadoes in Kansas, three people were killed and seven others injured. The first tornado  of the 2011 season was an EF0 on February 27th in Cowley county and the last of the year was and EF1 on October 8th in Haskell county.



March 12-16, 2012 is this year's Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kansas, conducted by the Kansas Division of Emergency Management and local emergency management agencies throughout the state. The National Weather Service says, the 2012 severe weather season has already become quite active across the country so it is imperative you prepare now. Severe Weather Awareness Week is a week when the public is encouraged to review their severe weather safety plans.

  • Monday, March 12th is "Preparedness Day." The National Weather Service suggest three simple steps to complete. First, Identify the severe weather hazards you may face. Second, Set up your plan. Third, Practice your plan. More information on these three steps
  • Tuesday, March 13th is "Tornadoes Day." Emergency Management agencies throughout Kansas will be taking part in a Tornado Safety Drill at 1:30 p.m. local time. Outdoor warning sirens will sound and the public, including schools and businesses, are encouraged to put their tornado safety plans into action as if there was a tornado warning issued. More information on Tornado Safety.
  • Wednesday, March 14th is "Flash Flood Day." In the past 10 years, flooding has accounted for 14 deaths and $41 million in damages in Kansas alone. "Turn around, Don't Drown!" More information on Flood Safety.
  • Thursday, March 15th is "Thunderstorm Day." All severe thunderstorms have the potential to produce damaging winds and large hail. Winds and hail can and do severely damage property every year in Kansas. More information on Hail and Damaging Winds.
  • Friday, March 16th is "NOAA Weather Radio Day." Outdoor warning sirens are intended to provide tornado warnings only for those who are outdoors. Outdoor sirens may not wake you in the night and alert you of approaching severe weather. A NOAA Weather Radio can alert you to severe storms. NOAA Weather Radios are received from the National Weather Service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Metropolitan Emergency Managers Committee (MEMC) partnered with Midland Radio and Price Chopper, launched Project Community Alert (PCA) in 2002, to offer NOAA All-Hazard Weather Radio Receivers to the public at-cost. More information on NOAA Weather Radios and Project Community Alert.
2011 Tornadoes by county
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NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio Stations throughout Kansas
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Outdoor Warning Siren locations and coverage areas in Johnson County
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All information provided by the Kansas Division of Emergency Management, Kansas Emergency Management Association, National Weather Service office in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. 2012 Severe Weather Awareness packet

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Dairy Creamer spill snarls traffic in Johnson County

Posted: March 11, 2012 - 1:57pm
Updated: March 12, 2012 - 2:12am

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The Kansas Highway Patrol says that at approximately 1:42 p.m., a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban, with five occupants, was traveling northbound on the inside lane of Interstate 35 when it hydroplaned on the wet pavement and struck the inside concrete barrier.

A 2006 Western Semi-tanker was also traveling northbound, in the middle lane, when the Suburban crashed. The driver of the semi-tanker attempted an evasive maneuver, struck the Suburban, then crashed into the concrete barrier wall. The tanker trailer detached and went over the barrier wall, overturned and came to rest on the inside lane of southbound Interstate 35, where it began to spill its liquid load.

Johnson County Med-Act confirms that one adult, the Suburban's driver, was critically injured. The other occupants of the Suburban, including three pediatrics and a second adult also suffered minor injuries. The tractor trailer's driver refused medical treatment at the scene.
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Firefighters confirmed, with the truck's driver, that the leaking liquid is "dairy creamer" and that it is not a hazard.

The accident and dairy creamer spill that followed caused both northbound and southbound traffic to be completely shut down. Northbound lanes were reopened just before 3:15 p.m., and the southbound lanes were able to be reopened about an hour later.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says, 38-year-old, James Martin, of Gardner, Kansas, was driving the Chevrolet Suburban. His passengers were; 34-year-old Cimberly Martin, 7-year-old Pierson Martin, 12-year-old Tristen Martin, and 9-year-old Gaven Martin.

Troopers also say that 64-year-old, Terry Dean Shea, of Longmont, Colorado, was driving the semi-tanker.
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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Single vehicle accident critically injures one in Overland Park

Posted: March 10, 2012 - 2:40am
Updated: March 10, 2012 - 2:53am

At 2:10 a.m., Overland Park Police received a report of a vehicle versus tree accident in the area of 154th Street and Kenneth Road. 

Callers to 911 reported that a vehicle had crashed into a tree and the vehicle was on fire. There were conflicting reports as to whether the driver was trapped in the vehicle, ejected from the vehicle or had escaped on their own from the vehicle. Police arrived and reported that bystanders pulled the driver from the vehicle. Officers also reported that on their arrival the vehicle was fully involved with fire.

Overland Park Fire and Johnson County Med-Act arrived on scene and reported the victim to be in critical condition. Med-Act described the victim as a 23-year-old female. The female was transported to an area trauma center by Johnson County Med-Act.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that there was an odor of Alcohol coming from the driver. Overland Park Police say they are investigating whether or not alcohol played a role in the accident.

No further details were immediately available.

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