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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Three Kansas Walmart stores report threats

Posted: July 29, 2012 - 3:17am
Updated: August 2, 2012 - 4:14pm

Follow up story from Operation 100 News reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World.

Original Story:
Police are investigating after three Kansas Walmart stores report receiving threats early Sunday morning.

The first call was reported to Police by the Lawrence Walmart at 550 Congressional Drive at 2:27 a.m.. The other Walmart in Lawrence, located at 3300 Iowa Street, reported a similar phone call at 2:27 a.m.. Lawrence Police will only say that incidents remain under investigation and that nothing dangerous was found at either location.

Shortly after 4 a.m., Leavenworth Police responded to the Walmart located at 5000 10th Avenue after a threats call was received. Again, Police are only saying that the incident remains under investigation and that nothing of out of the ordinary was located.

All three stores remain open for business this morning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Douglas County Crime Stoppers at 785-843-TIPS (8477) or the Leavenworth CLUE hotline at 913-682-CLUE (2583).

Authorities across Missouri responded on similar threats Friday to eight Walmart stores. One Walmart store in Claremore, Oklahoma was closed for a time on Wednesday after receiving a similar threat. All of the incidents remain under investigation.

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Hit & Run crash seriously injures man in Roeland Park

Posted: July 28, 2012 - 2:19am
Updated: July 28, 2012 - 3:21am

Roeland Park Police are investigating after a vehicle struck a pedestrian, and fled from the scene. Police say the accident occurred around 1:50 a.m., near the intersection of 48th Street and Roe Boulevard.

Johnson County Med-Act reported the victim to be a male in his "mid 30's" with serious injuries. Witnesses to the accident tell Investigators that the collision threw the man about 20-30 feet.

The suspect vehicle, only described as a yellow or orange hatchback, was last seen southbound on Roe Boulevard. Police say the vehicle will have "significant damage to the front end and likely a damaged windshield."

Anyone with information regarding the accident, the location of the suspect vehicle or the driver of the vehicle is urged to call Roeland Park Police 913-677-3363 or the TIPS Hotline 816-474-TIPS (8477). Callers to the TIPS Hotline can remain anonymous.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pedestrian killed when struck by a train in Johnson County

Posted: July 25, 2012 - 2:07am
Updated: July 25, 2012 - 7:44am

Merriam Police are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train just east of the intersection of 57th Street and Kessler Lane. Police received a call from the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe reporting one of their trains had struck a pedestrian around 1:55 a.m..

Police arrived on scene and had located the pedestrian by 2 a.m.. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

The railroad crossing just west of Interstate 35 on Johnson Drive was closed for about five hours as the involved train stopped at the scene for Police to investigate the accident.

The trains engineer tells Police that he saw a male lying on the tracks but, was unable to stop the train to avoid hitting the man. Investigators believe the train was traveling 30-35 miles per hour when the man was spotted on the tracks.

Police ask anyone who may have been in the area around the time the incident occurred to contact them. Officers are also checking with surrounding businesses equipped with security cameras that may have captured the incident on tape.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Two seriously injured in single vehicle accident

Posted: July 23, 2012 5:55am
Updated: July 23, 2012 - 6:22am

Shawnee Police are investigating after a single vehicle accident occurred in the 5400 block of Quivira Road around 5:50 Monday morning.

Shawnee Fire arrived on scene to report a Sport Utility Vehicle had left the roadway and struck a tree. The vehicle sustained "moderate to heavy damage" according to the Fire Department.

Johnson County Med-Act reported one person critically injured and another was seriously injured.

Initial information from a source familiar with the accident indicates that both victims are not believed to have been wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, the passenger was reportedly partially ejected. Both of the injured are believed to be in their early 20's.

Shawnee Police continue to investigate the cause of the accident and what role alcohol may have played in it's cause.

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Police from across Johnson County respond to assist Overland Park Officer

Posted: July 21, 2012 - 5:38am
Updated: July 21, 2012 - 6:48am

Overland Park, Kansas Police were called to the Oak Park Mall, at 11149 W 95th Street, shortly before 5:30 a.m. Saturday after Mall Security found a large crowd had gathered near the north Barnes & Noble Bookstore entrance to the mall. Security believed the crowd to have gathered in anticipation of a new Nike "Kevin Durant shoe" being released later this morning.

Police arrived on scene to find a "large crowd" with numerous subjects attempting to hide from officers. Those officers requested emergency assistance from surrounding agencies. An "Assist the Officer" tone sounded for Police across Johnson County.

A Law Enforcement source tells Operation 100 News, "Officers as far away as Gardner, approximately 14 miles away by car, responded to assist."

Overland Park received assistance from the following jurisdictions, just to name a few; Lenexa, Shawnee, Merriam, Mission, Gardner, and the Johnson County Sheriff's Office.

Officers reported the majority of the subjects were cooperating with officers, however one person was taken into custody. Mall Security reported several subjects hiding in and near dumpsters, a few even reportedly attempted to climb into a trash compactor to avoid being seen by authorities. 

Police swarmed the entire mall building's exterior and checked all of the entrances, again several subjects were seen trying to enter the mall through various doors.

Assisting officers were allowed to clear from the area about 10 minutes after the assist the officer tone sounded.

No injuries were reported.

As of 7 a.m., Police will only say that the release of the new Nike basketball shoe has been pushed back until 10 a.m..

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Fully involved house fire in Tonganoxie

Posted: July 17, 2012 - 5:50am
Updated: July 17, 2012 - 7:28am

Crews from around Leavenworth County are battling a house fire in Tonganoxie this morning. The fire was reported at 505 Laughlin Drive just after 5:30 a.m..

Tonganoxie Police were the first to arrive on the scene and report the rear of the home to be fully involved with fire. Officers also reported that the elderly residents had evacuated the home.

Firefighters reported electrical lines down onto a metal fence near the home. Tonganoxie city firefighters have requested mutual aid from several surrounding Townships for aerial apparatus and manpower.

The fire was reported to be under control at 6:15 a.m.. Authorities say both residents escaped the home safely. No injuries were reported.

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Driver identified in early morning fatal accident

Posted: July 17, 2012 - 2:29am
Updated: July 17, 2012 - 4:20pm

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Shawnee Police are investigating after a single vehicle accident killed a driver in western Shawnee early Tuesday morning.

The call was dispatched at 2:21 a.m., with a report of an accident involving a pickup truck which had left the roadway and struck a tree near Mize Elementary School at 7301 Mize Road. Initial reports indicated the driver was partially ejected from the truck and unresponsive.

Johnson County Med-Act arrived on scene and reported a pickup truck versus a tree. Shawnee Fire reported that the truck had sustained heavy damage in the crash. The driver was confirmed to be deceased a short time later.

The Shawnee Police Department's Traffic Safety Unit is on scene handling the investigation. No other injuries were reported.

Tuesday afternoon Police have identified the victim as, 21-year-old, Damian Cody Hall of Shawnee. Hall was the only occupant of the 2006 Ford F-150 which left the roadway struck a light pole and then a tree. Hall was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators say Hall was driving home from work when the accident occurred.

Officers continue to investigate the accident.

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Little Caesars Pizza Armed Robbery

Posted: July 16, 2012 - 8:55am
Updated: July 16, 2012 - 9:01am

Olathe Police are investigating after a late evening armed robbery.

Police say at 8:50 p.m., July 15th, Officers were dispatched to the Little Caesars Pizza, located at 119 South Mur-Len Road, on a report of an Aggravated Robbery.

An employee told police that a man entered the store armed with an unknown handgun and demanded money from the register. The employee complied and the man fled on foot, and was last seen running south on Mur-Len Road.

The suspect is described at a white male, approximately 5'10" tall. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt with the number "07" on the front, purple mask, brown flat billed hat and blue jeans.

This is the second armed robbery of a pizza delivery business this month in Johnson County. The first occurred at a Merriam Domino's Pizza, July 12th.

Anyone with information on either robbery is urged to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Teenager killed in single vehicle accident

Posted: July 14, 2012 - 11:42pm
Updated: July 15, 2012 - 8:14am

Update: Police confirm a black Isuzu Amigo was driving westbound on 143rd Street from Quivira Road. Witnesses tell Investigators the Isuzu was weaving before it left the north side of the roadway, striking a tree and a guardrail in the 12500 block of  W 143rd Street, between Westgate Street and Quivira Road. Police say they believe the 17-year-old male, who was killed in the crash, was hanging out of the front passenger's window when the accident occurred.

The victim's name has not been released. Police say the investigation is ongoing.

Original Post:
Overland Park Police are investigating after a 17-year-old male was killed in a single vehicle accident Saturday night.

Emergency crews were dispatched to the intersection of west 143rd Street and Canen Lake Road just after 11:15 p.m.. Arriving Police Officers located a male subject on the ground away from the vehicle. Johnson County Med-Act pronounced him dead at the scene. Initial reports indicated that the vehicle was seen driving erratically just before the crash and that the deceased male was a passenger.

The crashed SUV was said to be driven by a teenage female with another teenage female passenger in the backseat. Both of the females were transported from the scene with minor injuries.

The Overland Park Police Department's Traffic Safety Unit continues to investigate.


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Gasoline tanker crash in Leawood

Posted: July 14, 2012 - 2:13am
Updated: July 14, 2012 - 7:39am

Accident scene at 1:50 a.m.
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A large hazardous material response is on scene on the entrance ramp from State Line Road to westbound Interstate 435 in Leawood.

Authorities say the crash occurred around 1:40 a.m. after a tractor trailer blew a tire and left the highway, crashing in the grassy area between westbound Interstate 435 and the entrance ramp from State Line Road to the highway.


The truck was carrying 5500 gallons of gasoline and 200 gallons of diesel fuel at the time of the crash, which resulted in a spill estimated to involve 150-200 gallons of gasoline.

The driver of the tractor trailer was injured in the crash and transported to an area hospital by Johnson County Med-Act, he is said to be in serious condition.

Accident scene at 2:15 a.m.
Kansas City Scout image
Fire and hazardous material crews from Leawood, Overland Park, Johnson County, and Johnson County Med-Act responded to the scene and working to contain the spill. Authorities say the accident occurred in Kansas City, Missouri and then crossed State Line Road coming to rest on the Kansas side.

The on-ramp is expected to be closed for an extended period of time. Two lanes of westbound Interstate 435 are also closed while crews work to clean up the spill.

Accident scene at 4:50 a.m.
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Johnson County Environmental Department has arrived on the scene. The Kansas Division of Emergency Management and State Fire Marshal's Office are being updated of the situation.

Carter Energy is the company responsible for the tractor trailer and their on-site representative has requested an Olathe company, Haz-Mat Response, to respond and assist with clean up of the scene. That company's full response arrived on scene at 4:45 a.m..

Accident scene at 5:55 a.m. as the off load is in progress
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Kansas City, Missouri Police confirm the accident occurred on their side of State Line Road.

At 2:37 a.m., Fire Department officials requested Law Enforcement respond to remove a "cameraman" who is attempting to approach the scene on foot from Interstate 435.

As of 5:42 a.m., Haz-Mat crews have began off loading the gasoline still inside the crashed tanker to another tanker truck.

At 7:30 a.m., Haz-Mat crews completed removing the gasoline and diesel fuel from the tanker and allowed KDOT to reopen the two lanes of Interstate 435 which had been blocked since 2:30 a.m..

The entrance ramp is expected to remain closed until around 8:30 a.m. according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Merriam Domino's Robbed

Posted: July 12, 2012 - 11:50pm
Updated: July 13, 2012 - 5:36pm

Photo of the suspect provided by Merriam Police
Merriam Police are investigating after the Domino's Pizza at 10240 west 75th Street was robbed.

Police say a man between 16 and 20 years of age entered the business shortly after 11 p.m. Thursday. The man was armed with a gun and demanded money from employees. The employee complied and the suspect fled through a back door with an unknown amount of money. No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).


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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Operation 100 News service update

Posted: July 8, 2012 - 9:00am

Operation 100 News will not be providing any coverage July 9-11, 2012.

Our news media contracts have been notified of the coverage outage. Operation 100 News will not be posting any new stories or updates during this three day period. This website will remain online during the coverage outage. Coverage will resume as normal beginning at 2 a.m. on Thursday, July 12th.

Any questions/comments can be left on this page or contact Operation100News@gmail.com.

Operation 100 News is also seeking interested local businesses to advertise on our site. Please contact Operation100News@gmail.com with "advertise" as the subject line for more information. Be sure to include your company name, contact person name, email address and phone number.

As it has been asked of us again lately, the public may donate to Operation 100 News by using the Paypal button on the right side of each page. All donations are used directly towards the purchasing of and maintenance of equipment and is not used as payment for any employees or for advertising.

We also continue to seek new news media contracts. Operation 100 News is available to be contracted between the hours of 2 a.m. and 8 a.m. Monday through Friday and between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. These hours can also be expanded should a new contract require it. Again, please contact Operation100News@gmail.com or visit our news media contract page for more information.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Fully involved house fire just west of Lawrence

Posted; July 8, 2012 - 5:02am
Updated: July 8, 2012 - 5:57am

Firefighters from several area Townships are on scene of a residential structure fire at 1565 E 800 Road, just  west of Highway 40 and K-10.

Crews were dispatched around 4:50 a.m.. Those responding crews reported flames visible from Highway 40 and K-10. Once units arrived on scene they reported the second floor was fully involved with fire. All residents of the home are said to be out of the structure.

Incident Command has requested a county-wide tender response for assistance in establishing a water supply to fight the fire.

The fire was reported to be under control at 5:55 a.m..

No injuries have been reported at the scene.

As new details become available, they can be found here from our reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World.

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Two fatal and two others critically injured in Kansas City crash

Posted: July 8, 2012 - 3:50am
Updated: July 8, 2012 - 10:53pm

Update: The Kansas Highway Patrol says that a Roeland Park Police Officers spotted a vehicle driving around, acting suspicious in the Walmart parking lot. The Officer followed the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop. The vehicle failed to yield to the officer, and continued northbound on Roe lane at a high rate of speed. The driver lost control of the SUV on a curve and crashed into a bridge pillar. All seven occupants were ejected from the vehicle, which caught fire and burned.

Authorities have identified the two fatalities as; 19-year-old Alexis J. Medina and 18-year-old Karla Robledo, both of Kansas City, Missouri. Medina was pronounced deceased at the crash scene, Robledo was transported to an area hospital where she later died.

The other victims range in age from 15 to 19 years of age. Troopers say no one in the vehicle was wearing a seat belt.

Original Story:

Shortly after 3 a.m. Roeland Park Police reported a vehicle at a high rate of speed northbound on Roe Lane approaching County Line Road. The officer reported that the vehicle failed to yield for him and that he was not in pursuit of the vehicle. The officer requested that dispatchers notify Kansas City, Kansas Police. Seconds later the Roeland Park officer reported the vehicle had crashed on Roe Lane under Interstate 35. Officers immediately requested an emergency response from Kansas City, Kansas Fire and EMS for several ejections and a car fire.

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Accident scene is on Roe Lane under Interstate 35
Traffic on Roe Boulevard/18th Street Expressway is not effected
Kansas City, Kansas Fire initially dispatched a two fire apparatus response for a car fire at the location, that response was then upgraded to include a Shift Commander and one ambulance. The first fire apparatus to arrive reported one vehicle "fully involved" with fire. A short time later Incident Command requested a total of five ambulances to the scene. Police say six of the vehicle's seven occupants were ejected during the crash.

One male was pronounced deceased at the scene. A female, said to be in her "late teens", was transported from the scene with extremely critical injuries, she has since passed away at an area hospital. Two others remain in critical condition. A total of five people were transported by KCK EMS from the scene to area hospitals.

Victim's ages are said to range from 15 to mid 20's and include both males and females. Investigators from the Kansas Highway Patrol say only one vehicle was involved.

The Highway Patrol continues to investigate the accident.

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Friday, July 6, 2012

Overland Park Police vehicle struck by tractor trailer on I-435

Posted: July 6, 2012 - 3:00am
Updated: July 9, 2012 - 1:59pm

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Shortly before 3 a.m. Friday, an Overland Park Police Officer reported that his patrol vehicle had been struck by a tractor trailer on westbound Interstate 435 just east of Quivira Road. The officer reported no injuries at the crash scene.

Overland Park Fire and Johnson County Med-Act responded to the scene and reported moderate damage to the vehicles involved. Med-Act reports the involved officer has very minor injuries and will be transported to an area hospital as a precaution.

Photo from Kansas City Scout camera
Dispatchers say that two, of the three, lanes were closed due to the accident. Those lanes were reopened shortly before 4 a.m.. Olathe Police are handling the investigation into the accident.

Police say the officer was conducting a traffic stop and was in the parked police vehicle when a tractor trailer made a sudden lane change to avoid rear-ending the stopped patrol car. The tractor trailer sideswiped the patrol car causing moderate damage. The officer was transported to an area hospital as a precaution.





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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Olathe Police seek public's assistance

Posted: July 5, 2012 - 3:23pm
Updated: July 6, 2012 - 2:11am

Olathe Police are seeking the public's assistance with the investigation of a business burglary.

Police say at 2:15 a.m. on July 1, 2012, Officers responded to Alpha Pawn at 115 S. Clairborne Road #F, on a business alarm. Officers found the front window of the business was broken out and the business had been burglarized.

Video surveillance revealed the suspect broke out a glass showcase and removed six firearms. Investigators believe the suspect fled from the business on foot and possibly in a vehicle parked in a nearby parking lot.

The suspect is described as being a heavy set Hispanic male, in his late teens/early twenties with short dark hair. He was wearing long shorts, white tennis shoes and no shirt.

The 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-TIPS(8477).







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Amber Alert canceled after missing 16-year-old is located

Posted: July 5, 2012 - 3:03pm
Updated: July 5, 2012 - 9:14pm

UPDATE: Leavenworth County authorities confirm that the Amber Alert for 16-year-old, Jenna Marie Hord has been canceled. Police say a citizen in Hiawatha, Kansas spotted a vehicle, matching the description given in the Amber Alert, and called Police.

Local Police responded and located both Jenna Marie Hord and Logan Burris. As of this report, both subjects are being questioned by Police regarding the incident. Authorities will only say that both are safe, no other details are currently available.




Original Post:
An Amber Alert has been issued for 16-year-old Jenna Marie Hord of Leavenworth, Kansas.

Jenna Marie Hord
Authorities say Jenna is a white female, standing 4 feet 11 inches tall, weighs approximately 135lbs with blonde hair and brown eyes. She was last seen on July 4, 2012 at 2004 Spruce in Leavenworth, Kansas. She has a tattoo on her right upper chest and was last seen wearing blue or black tank top, denim shorts and tennis shoes.

A family friend tells Operation 100 News that "Jenna was forced into a vehicle by her abusive ex boyfriend around 9p.m. Wednesday." A Facebook group has also been created to support the effort.

The suspect is 17-year-old, Logan Burris, a white male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 130lbs, with hazel eyes and brown hair. He is believed to be driving a white 1996 Toyota Camry 2-door with Kansas license plate 168DHH.


Logan Burris





Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to call 911 immediately or contact the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-KS-CRIME.
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Large brush fire in west Lawrence

Posted: July 5, 2012 - 12:45pm
Updated: July 6, 2012 - 3:40am

Photo by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical was dispatched to a grass fire in the 6000 block of Bob Billings Parkway and George Williams Way at 10:20 a.m.. A media release says that due to extremely dry conditions, wind gusts and an abundance of dry vegetation, the fire began to spread rapidly to the northeast potentially affecting several homes along Palisades Street and Langston Hughes Elementary School. The incident was upgraded to a structure fire with mutual aid requests from numerous neighboring departments.

Mutual aid was received from; Eudora Township, Wakarusa Township, Lecompton Township, Willow Springs Township, and Kanwaka Township.

In addition to the Douglas County departments, mutual aid was also requested from several Johnson County departments which included; Olathe, Lenexa, Overland Park, and Shawnee Fire Departments. Johnson County Med-Act also assisted with emergency medical coverage.

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Numerous homes in the 6200 block of Palisades street were evacuated until the fire could be contained. All residents were allowed back into their homes by 12:30 p.m..

No injuries were reported to Fire Department personnel and the American Red Cross provided rehydration assistance to multiple responding agencies.

Investigators say the fire was sparked after a squirrel came into contact with overhead electrical power lines, causing a spark which ignited the vegetation beneath the line.

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Officials say there is not a dollar loss associated with the vegetation burned, however minor damages are being assessed of the houses that were adjacent to the burned area.

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Death investigation underway in Gardner

Posted: July 5, 2012 - 4:27am
Updated: July 5, 2012 - 3:30pm

Gardner Police and the Johnson County Sheriff's Office are investigating after what is only being described as a "Death Investigation" in Gardner.

Police were called to the address near 184th Street and Juniper Terrace around 4:10 a.m. Thursday. Officers confirmed that one person was deceased at the address and began their investigation.

No other information is currently available.

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Two-Alarm Apartment building fire in JoCo

Posted: July 1, 2012 - 4:40am
Updated: July 1, 2012 - 4:26pm

Firefighters from Overland Park, Lenexa and Olathe are fighting an apartment building fire at 11449 W 107th Terrace at the Waterford Place Apartments. Dispatchers received a 911 call around 4:15 a.m. reporting that the building was on fire. Responding fire crews reported smoke visible from College Boulevard and US-69 Highway at 4:20 a.m..

The first fire crew arrived at 4:23 a.m. and reported heavy fire showing from the building which was 25-50% involved. A second alarm response was ordered at 4:27 a.m..

At 4:33 a.m., Incident Command reported that crews had conducted an evacuation of the involved building and reported all occupants were believed to be out. Command ordered all firefighters to evacuate from the building and began defensive operations using aerial trucks to put water on the fire.

The fire was declared to be "under control" at 6:07 a.m..

Officials say eight apartments have been heavily damaged by fire and water, others may have smoke and water damage. All of the residents safely evacuated from the building and only two requested housing assistance from the Red Cross. No injuries were reported.

Overland Park Firefighters returned to the scene shortly after 4 p.m., Sunday after a nearby resident reported smoke from the building. Firefighters reported a small rekindle from the rear soffit of the building.

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3-year-old Kansas boy found safe after Amber Alert

Posted: July 1, 2012 - 3:32am
Updated: July 2, 2012 - 2:03am

Update: Authorities say 3-year-old Anthony Lopez and his non-custodial Father, Francisco Lopez, were both located near Arkansas City, Kansas early Sunday evening. Lopez has been taken into Police custody and the Amber Alert has been canceled. Officials will only say that Anthony Lopez was found safe, no other information regarding the incident has been released at this time.


Original Story:
3-year-old Anthony Hernandez
An Amber Alert has been issued for 3-year-old Anthony Hernandez (10/1/2008). He is described as a white male, standing 2 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 38lbs, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing a yellow tank top, black shorts with yellow stripes, and yellow 'Spongebob Square Pants' crocks.

He was last seen in the 600 block of S 6th Street in Arkansas City, Kansas, 67005, late Saturday, June 30th, 2012.

Authorities say the suspect is Francisco Lopez, a 33-year-old (January 1979) white male, standing 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 200lbs, with brown hair and a bald head. Lopez was last seen wearing a dark blue t-shirt and dark blue shorts. Lopez is Anthony's non-custodial Father according to local Police.

The suspect owns a white 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier bearing on Oklahoma license plate of 336 HPW. Police say a reflector on the rear of the vehicle between the rear brake lights is broken.

Authorities say the suspect is possibly headed to Yonkers, New York after a domestic dispute in Arkansas City, Kansas. Unknown direction of travel.

Vehicle similar to suspect vehicle
Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to call 911 immediately or contact the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-KS-CRIME.






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