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Monday, December 30, 2013

Person of interest sought in connection with threats against JoCo Courthouse

Posted: December 30, 2013 - 2:58pm
Updated: December 31, 2013 - 2:35pm

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Johnson County Deputies are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a person of interest related at least two threats against the Johnson County Courthouse. The threats occurred on December 27th and 30th.

Deputies say the person of interest is a white male with a medium build. He may be wearing jeans and a tan jacket. He is believed to be driving a 2010-2013 Ford F-150 crew cap pickup truck with two-tone paint that is copper over gold.

Anyone with information regarding this person or vehicle is asked to call the Johnson County Sheriff's Office at 913-715-5560 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

Original report:

Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies and Olathe firefighters investigated a bomb threat at the county courthouse Monday afternoon.

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Master Deputy Tom Erickson says the courthouse, located at 125 N. Cherry Street in Olathe, was evacuated after receiving a bomb threat.

Shortly before 2 p.m., deputies received a report of "explosive material" inside the building. Deputies immediately began an evacuation of the building.

Sheriff's Deputies and Olathe Fire personnel searched the building and blocked streets in the area.

In a news release early Monday evening, Master Deputy Erickson said the search ended with no evidence of explosive material being located.

No one was injured.

The courthouse will be open as usual on Tuesday.

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Firefighters extinguish Lenexa house fire

Posted: December 30, 2013 - 8:24am
Updated: December 30, 2013 - 9:21am


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Firefighters from Lenexa and Overland Park battled cold temperatures on the scene of a house fire this morning.

Crews were dispatched to 13216 W. 95th Street just before 8:15 Monday. The address is just between Pflumm Road and Interstate 35, on 95th Street.

Lenexa Fire arrived to report flames visible from the a back window of the two story home. Firefighters assisted residents and a dog from the home.

Police have closed a section of 95th Street between Noland Road and Haskins Street.

The address is familiar to Lenexa Police, who advised fire crews this home has been involved in manufacturing Methamphetamine in the past.

Firefighters were able to knock down heavy fire in the rear of the structure.

The fire was reported to be under control at 9:08 a.m..

No injuries were reported.

Temperatures were around 12°F with a wind chill of only 1°F while crews were on scene.

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Missing Overland Park woman located and safe

Posted: December 30, 2013 - 1:14am
Updated: December 30, 2013 - 4:42am


Update:


At 3:11 a.m. a Facebook page, Bring Cameo Home, reported that Cameo Taylor-Dye was back at home this morning.

Overland Park Police say they contacted Ms. Taylor-Dye at approximately 4:20 a.m., after she returned home safely. Police do not believe any criminal activity was involved in her disappearance.

No other information was immediately available.

Original report:



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Overland Park Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing woman.

Cameo Rose Taylor-Dye, 27, was reported missing on December 28th around 9 p.m..

In a statement released early Monday, Overland Park Police say that Cameo has not been heard from since Friday, December 27th.

She is described as 5ft 1in tall, weighing approximately 100lbs with shoulder length brown hair and brown eyes.

Police say she is believed to be driving a black Lincoln LS with Kansas license plate, "NOTUCHE."


Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to call Overland Park Police at 913-895-6300 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Lawrence woman arrested after domestic disturbance turns fatal

Posted: December 25, 2013 - 4:00am
Updated: December 25, 2013 - 1:37pm

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Lawrence Police are investigating after a man was fatally stabbed during a domestic disturbance at The Grove apartments early Christmas morning.

Officers and Medics were called to an apartment at 4301 W. 24th Place shortly after 3:30 a.m.. The apartment complex is just east of Inverness Drive on W. 24th Place.

Police found the male victim to have at least one stab wound to the left chest and a possible puncture wound to the back.

On first arrival, medics reported him to be in critical condition. The man went into cardiac arrest at 3:47 a.m. and was not able to be revived. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police detained a woman at the scene and transported her to the Law Enforcement Center for questioning. That woman, 27-year-old, Marci Deshayna Cully was arrested and booked into the Douglas County Jail just before 9:30 a.m.. Cully is also a Lawrence resident but did not live at The Grove, according to county booking logs.

The victim's name has not been released.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Man critical after tractor trailer crash in Prairie Village

Posted: December 24, 2013 - 4:51am
Updated: December 24, 2013 - 5:16am

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Prairie Village Police were called to the 7700 block of Roe Avenue, near Briar Drive, shortly before 4:30 Tuesday morning.

Officers arrived to find a tractor trailer crashed, on its side, in the roadway. The driver of the truck was pinned inside.

Crews from Consolidated Fire District No. 2 and Johnson County Med-Act extricated the man and rushed him to a Kansas City, MO trauma center in critical condition.

Sources tell Operation 100 News that police are investigating the possibility that the man suffered a seizure, causing the accident. There were also reports of a possible domestic issue, involving the driver's daughter. The daughter was apparently dropped off by her father before the accident. She is currently with police and said to be unharmed.

The truck was loaded with beer, some of which broke through the trailer's roof and spilled onto the roadway.

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Shawnee Police investigate apparent murder-suicide | Victims identified

Posted: December 23, 2013 - 2:39am
Updated: December 24, 2013 - 12:18am

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Shawnee Police were called to an address in the 10800 block of W. 72nd Terrace around 9:25 p.m. Sunday. The address between Nieman Road and Goddard Drive.

Officers were called to the address in reference to what police are describing as an unknown call for the police. When officers arrived they located two people deceased inside the home.


In a statement released early Monday, department spokesperson Major Bill Hisle says,  "both victims suffered gunshot wounds. One of the victim's wounds appeared to be self-inflicted. Both lived at the residence and were Shawnee residents."

Monday afternoon, police have identified the deceased as, 57-year-old, Deborah K. Clare and her husband, 46-year-old, Michael A. Clare.

A news release says, "preliminary investigation reveals that Michael first shot his wife and then himself." Police are still working to determine a possible motive.

Officers remained at the home most of the day Monday.

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Woman critical after being rescued from JoCo house fire

Posted: December 21, 2013 - 12:59pm
Updated: December 22, 2013 - 1:14am


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Firefighters from three area departments responded on a house fire Saturday afternoon.

A neighbor reported the fire at 11215 W. 70th Street in Shawnee around 12:45 p.m.. The address is near the intersection of 70th Street and Nieman Road.

Firefighters arrived to find flames visible inside the living room of the two story home.

While conducting an initial search of the residence, crews located a female down inside the room where the fire is believed to have started.

Firefighters rescued the woman and Johnson County Med-Act reported her to be in very critical condition when she was transported to Shawnee Mission Medical Center.

Crews were able to bring the fire under control in about 15 minutes. No other injuries were reported.

Damages are estimated at $80,000. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Fire investigators found a smoke alarm inside the home but the battery had been removed.

The female resident, only identified as a female in her 50's, was transferred to the University of Kansas hospital's burn unit around 2:15 p.m..

Shawnee Fire Marshal Corey Sands says, "Our thoughts are with the resident and her family right now. We will continue to investigate to find out how this fire started and why the resident was not able to get out."

The Shawnee Fire Department was assisted on the call by crews from the Overland Park Fire Department and Merriam Fire Department.

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PHOTO: KCK man arrested following shooting in Lawrence

Posted: December 21, 2013 - 2:12am
Updated: December 21, 2013 - 6:53am

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A Kansas City, Kansas man has been arrested following an early morning shooting in Lawrence.

Police were called to investigate a disturbance outside of Brother's Bar & Grill, 1105 Massachusetts Street, around 1:45 a.m..

At least one 9-1-1 caller reported subjects arguing and an off-duty officer reported gunfire in the same area.

Officers located a man with a single gunshot wound to the leg in the parking lot of the Lawrence Community Building, 115 W. 11th Street, just behind Brother's Bar & Grill.

Police say the victim's injuries are non-life-threatening.

Police have detained three possible suspects in a vehicle that was followed from the scene by the off-duty officer. That vehicle was stopped by police in the area of E. 13th & Haskell Avenue. Initial reports indicate that a firearm was recovered inside that vehicle.

There were numerous witnesses to the disturbance and police are currently interviewing anyone that may have seen anything.

At least one vehicle was also damaged by gunfire.

At 5:55 a.m., Lawrence Police booked a 21-year-old Kansas City, Kansas man into the Douglas County Jail. He faces two counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of misdemeanor criminal damage to property. He is currently being held without bond.

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Friday, December 20, 2013

SCENE PHOTO: Firefighters battle Lenexa apartment building fire

Posted: December 20, 2013 - 2:24pm
Updated: December 20, 2013 - 3:34pm

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Firefighters from Lenexa and Overland Park extinguished an apartment fire this afternoon.

Crews were called to the London House Apartments in the 9800 block of Buckingham Road, around 2:15 Friday afternoon. The apartment complex is just south of 95th Street, on the east side of Interstate 35.

A resident ran to the apartment complex clubhouse and reported a fire in the kitchen of his apartment.

Firefighters arrived about three minutes later to find visible smoke and fire through one window of the building. Crews reported heavy smoke from the floor to the ceiling of the second floor apartment, where the fire is believed to have originated.

The fire spread into the building's walls and to the third floor. The entire building is said to have smoke damage, from the basement to the third level.

Police and fire crews knocked on apartment doors to confirm that all residents of the building were aware of the fire and had made it outside.

Several cats and dogs were rescued from the building by firefighters.

The fire was reported to be under control at 3:33 p.m..

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation and a damage estimate was not immediately available.

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Lawrence woman arrested after allegedly stabbing a Eudora man

Posted: December 20, 2013 - 12:42am
Updated: December 20, 2013 - 3:22am

Douglas County authorities are investigating after a man was stabbed late Thursday.

At 11:35 p.m.,  Eudora Police and Fire Medical crews were called to the Grandview Mobile Home Park, 510 E. 10th Street in Eudora. There officers located a man with a chest laceration. He claimed that an ex-girlfriend had cut him inside her Lawrence home and he drove himself to Eudora.

Lawrence Police were sent to the Brookwood Mobile Home Park, 1908 E. 19th Street, where they were able to contact the alleged suspect.

Medics reported the victim's injury to be critical and he was rushed to Overland Park Regional Medical Center. The victim has only been described as a, 44-year-old, man with a laceration to the left side of his chest.

Operation 100's news partners at the Lawrence Journal-World reports that police arrested Virginia June Goff, 43, at 2:44 a.m. Friday at the mobile home on E. 19th Street.

Lawrence Police Department Sgt. Trent McKinley tells the Journal-World the incident was described to them [police] as a domestic violence.

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Monday, December 16, 2013

JoCo bank robbed by armed man

Posted: December 16, 2013 - 9:37pm
Updated: December 16, 2013 - 11:51pm



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Shawnee Police and the FBI are investigating after a man held up the Intrust Bank, located at 19501 W. 65th Terrace in Shawnee. The bank is on the northwest corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Barker Road, about a mile and a half west of Interstate 435.

Police say at approximately 1:35 p.m. Monday a man armed with a sawed-off shotgun, wearing camouflage and a brown jacket, robbed the bank of an undetermined amount of cash. The man ran northbound from the bank into a wooded area.


Officers from Shawnee and Lenexa set up a perimeter in the area and searched through the woods with a K-9. Kansas City, Missouri Police brought in their helicopter to assist in searching from above.

Shawnee Police Department spokesperson, Major Bill Hisle says, "at approximately 3:00 p.m. a person of interest was located in a wooded area north of the bank and taken into custody."

County booking records show a, 21-year-old, Lee's Summit, Missouri man was arrested and is lodged at the Johnson County Central Booking Center in Olathe. The man is yet to be charged and his name has not officially been released. He is being held without bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

No injuries were reported during the robbery or the search that followed.

The case remains under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Shawnee Police.

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PHOTOS: One in custody following low speed car chase

Posted: December 16, 2013 - 4:07am
Updated: December 16, 2013 - 4:59am


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Interstate 435 is back open following an early morning car chase.
 
Overland Park Police started a low speed pursuit of a black Acura passenger car on westbound Interstate 435 around 2:45 Monday morning. Officers reported the vehicle's speed to be 17 miles per hour and approaching the Quivira Road overpass.

Speeds ranged between two and 10 miles per hour for the majority of the 25 minute pursuit. 


Pursuing officers reported the driver nearly struck the concrete jersey barrier at least once.

Overland Park Police were able to get spike strips out in front of the vehicle, just west of Quivira Road. The first set of spikes only hit the right side tires of the vehicle. The driver accelerated to just over 40 mile per hour, with officers right behind him.

As the pursuit crossed into Lenexa, officers were there with a second set of spike strips in the vehicle's path. The second set of spikes deflated all four of the vehicle's tires just before the Interstate 435 intersection with Interstate 35.

The driver continued westbound on I-435 to just before Lackman Road, where his vehicle came to a stop sideways across the highway and only about three miles from where the pursuit had started 25 minutes earlier.

Once stopped, the driver continued to ignore officers and could be seen moving around in the driver's seat of the stopped vehicle.

Police from Overland Park, Lenexa and Shawnee closed both directions of the I-435 between Kansas Highway 10 and Interstate 35. 

About 20 minutes after the vehicle stopped, officers approached in a patrol vehicle and were able to take the driver into custody without further incident.


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Johnson County Med-Act was called to check the driver for possible injuries. He refused any treatment at the scene and remained in police custody.

Police are still investigating why the man chose not to stop for officers.

All eastbound lanes were reopened before 4 a.m.. Westbound lanes reopened about 4:17 a.m.. A tow truck removed the suspect vehicle from the right shoulder just before 5 a.m..



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Friday, December 13, 2013

Man stabbed during fight in Olathe neighborhood

Posted: December 13, 2013 - 1:51am
Updated: December 13, 2013 - 9:43am

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Olathe Police are investigating after a man was found stabbed early this morning.

Police say they were called to the 16100 block of S. Cooper Street on reports of several males fighting.

Officers arrived and contacted the occupants of a vehicle which was seen leaving that area. One officer noticed blood on the back of the victim, who police say, did not realize that he had been stabbed.

Johnson County Med-Act responded to the vehicle stop on the ramp from U.S. 169 Highway to 151st Street and reported the man's injury to be serious but, not immediately life-threatening.

He was transported to an area hospital for further treatment.

A 19-year-old male was arrested at the Cooper Street address and a folding knife was recovered by officers.

The case will be forwarded to the Johnson County District Attorney's Office for charging.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Olathe Police Department at 913-971-6950 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Police searching for missing woman

Posted: December 11, 2013 - 4:14am

Roeland Park Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing woman.


Sandra K. Herron-Burns, 43
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Police say Sandra K. Herron-Burns, 43, was last seen on Monday at the Price Chopper, 4950 Roe Boulevard. Her cell phone and other belongings were found inside her apartment. Police were called to her apartment at The Boulevard Apartments after she did not show up for an appointment with Johnson County Mental Health.

She is described as a white female, 5ft 4in tall, 150lbs, with long black hair. She is schizophrenic with paranoid tendencies and PTSD. She does not have access to a vehicle and is believed to be on foot.


The Kansas Highway Patrol brought in a helicopter with FLIR, or Forward Looking Infared, to assist in searching nearby wooded areas for any signs of body heat. The helicopter search, early Wednesday morning, did not turn up any new leads for police.

Foul play is not suspected in her disappearance.


Anyone with information on here whereabouts is asked to contact Roeland Park Police 913-677-3363 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

VIDEO: Two injured in high speed crash through a Mass Street storefront

Posted: December 7, 2013 - 3:34am
Updated: December 7, 2013 - 11:43pm

Lawrence Police and Fire Medical crews responded on a serious car accident in the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street early Saturday morning.

Crews were called about 3:10 a.m. on reports of a vehicle crashed through a storefront near 1029 Massachusetts Street, Pyramid Pizza.

Police arrived quickly and immediately reported injuries at 1025 Massachusetts Street, Strong's Antiques. Fire units arrived to confirm that one person was pinned in the vehicle and would need to be extricated. A second person was ejected from the vehicle.

Both people have serious injuries, including long bone (arms/legs) fractures.

A LifeStar helicopter picked up the driver of the vehicle at the Liberty Memorial Central Middle School landing zone. This person was only described as a 37-year-old male. He was reportedly thrown from the vehicle in the crash and suffered a possible head injury.

The second injured person, said to be a 22-year-old female, was transported by ground after being extricated from the vehicle. Medics reported that she was "extremely combative."

Both injured people were transported to the University of Kansas hospital in Kansas City, Kansas.

Police believe the accident was a "high speed crash." There were no reports of anyone inside the lower level of the building when the crash occurred.

Gary Strong, owner of Strong's Antiques, tells my news partners at the Lawrence Journal-World that the vehicle was traveling north on Massachusetts Street at high speeds when it struck a concrete planter in front of his store.

Strong says the crash damaged his storefront along with glassware and antiques inside. The car's motor flew through the building in the crash and landed on a Steinway piano inside.

The residents of 1025.5 Massachusetts Street reported a smoke odor inside their apartment following the accident. Firefighters responded to that upstairs apartment and were able to determine that there was no fire. The residents were kept out of the building as a precaution, until the structural integrity of the building could be confirmed.

Police report damaged windows and railings at neighboring businesses and significant damage to a concrete planter.

Video of the scene, from Operation 100 News partner 6News, can be found here.

Due to the large response from Lawrence Fire Medical crews, some off-duty personnel were called in to staff reserve units and handle other calls throughout the city. Lawrence Police held over their late swing shift officers to help with the accident and handling other calls for service. Those officers were allowed to go off-duty around 4:30 a.m..

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Man found stabbed in Olathe neighborhood

Posted: December 4, 2013 - 1:06am
Updated: December 4, 2013 - 4:14am

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Olathe Police are investigating after a man was found stabbed early Wednesday morning.

Police were called to an address in the 1300 block of E. Loula Street around 12:30 a.m. on reports of a stabbing. Officers arrived to find a 20-year-old man with at least two stab wounds at the address.

The victim told police that he was walking to the QuikTrip at Santa Fe and Ridgeview. A man jumped out of a car and stabbed him.

Johnson County Med-Act reported the victim's injuries to be critical. He was transported to an area trauma center for further treatment.

Police are looking for three suspects who sped away from the area in a silver Chevrolet Monte Carlo with front end damage. All three suspects were described as white males, one was armed with knife and wearing a ski mask. One of the other men was said to be armed with a baseball bat or a wrench. No other descriptions were immediately available.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Gas line believed to be responsible for explosion that started three-alarm fire

Posted: December 3, 2013 - 12:23pm
Updated: December 4, 2013 - 4:33pm


Update:


Fire officials believe the fire was sparked by a gas line that feeds a fireplace inside one of the apartments. That gas line was turned on Tuesday. Gas from that line somehow escaped and ignited in a furnace in the apartment, causing an explosion and the fire that followed.

Officials also say that the man who was seriously burned and transported from the scene in critical condition has stabilized but, remains in serious condition. The police officer that was transported from the scene was treated and released.

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Firefighters from four different fire departments battled an apartment fire in northern Overland Park Tuesday afternoon.


At 12:15 p.m. multiple 9-1-1 callers reported a possible explosion and then a large fire from the three story building at 5604 Floyd Street. This is at the Metcalf 56 Apartments, just south of Interstate 35 along Metcalf Road.

Overland Park Police were first to arrive and reported very heavy smoke coming from the building. Officers made their way inside to check for residents inside.

Consolidated Fire District No. 2 arrived on the scene to find heavy smoke and fire from the building. Incident command quickly ordered additional fire crews with a second alarm and a third alarm at 12:44 p.m..

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Johnson County Med-Act evaluated at least eight people at the scene, two of those people have been transported from the scene.

A man was transported to the University of Kansas Hospital in critical condition with second and third degree burns to his upper body, face, and feet.

An Overland Park police officer was transported to Shawnee Mission Medical Center in serious condition with smoke inhalation related symptoms.

Crews worked to keep the fire from extending to the other half of the building.

Overland Park Fire Department Media Manager Jason Rhodes says it took firefighters about two hours to bring the fire under control.

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Consolidated Fire District No. 2 was assisted by crews from Overland Park Fire, Merriam Fire and Shawnee Fire. Johnson County's Medical Director was also on the scene. Various other fire departments filled-in at stations for crews that were involved on the fire call. Shawnee Fire called in off-duty personnel to fill their stations.

The Shawnee Fire Department's heavy rescue was also on the scene to refill air bottles used by firefighters while inside the building.

As of 2:20 p.m., fire investigators have arrived at the University of Kansas hospital to interview the critically injured man. That man was reportedly in the apartment where the fire started.

A damage estimate was not immediately available, the building is likely a complete loss. Fire officials say at least 10 units were damaged by fire and another six units have smoke damage. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The Red Cross is assisting displaced residents.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

PHOTO: Fire causes $200,000 worth of damages, displaces three adults

Posted: November 27, 2013 - 4:26am
Updated: November 27, 2013 - 11:18am


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Olathe firefighters worked an early morning house fire in the 900 block of E. 126th Terrace. The address is just north of E. Harold Street, which is E. 127th Street, and just east of N. Nelson Road.

Police and fire crews were dispatched at 4:12 a.m., Wednesday, after a 9-1-1 caller reported a fire in  the home's garage.

Olathe Police officers arrived to report that the three residents of the home had made it safely to the front yard. A resident told officers several propane tanks are stored inside the garage.

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The first fire crew on the scene reported, "heavy fire from the garage of a two story, split level residence."

A car inside the garage also caught fire and was heavily damaged.

Fire officials say it took about an for the fire to be extinguished. An issue with the home's electrical wiring is believed to have been the cause of the fire. Damages are estimated at $200,000.

No injuries were reported. Three adults and three dogs were able to safely exit the home after being alerted by smoke detectors. Officials say the displaced family will be staying at an area hotel until other arraignments can be made.

The Lenexa Fire Department and Johnson County Med-Act also assisted on the call.

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

PHOTOS: Aggravated battery on an officer sparks chase from Lawrence, Kansas to Kansas City, Missouri

Posted: November 23, 2013 - 2:40am
Updated: November 23, 2013 - 4:21pm

Photo from the end of the pursuit in KCMO
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Douglas County law enforcement was involved in a pursuit early Saturday morning.

Lawrence Police Sgt. Kirk Folks tells the Lawrence Journal-World that a vehicle was seen speeding in the area of Club Magic, 804 W. 24th Street, around 1:18 a.m.. Officers stopped the vehicle and attempted to speak with the driver who then sped off, striking the officer with a passenger side mirror.

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Lawrence Police initiated the pursuit of the gray Mercury Grand Marquis in east Lawrence around 1:40 a.m.. Officers quickly lost sight of the car on eastbound Kansas Highway 10.

Eudora Police were waiting at the Church Street bridge over K-10 and picked up the pursuit as the vehicle passed.

That officer pursued the vehicle into Johnson County where he was joined by a Douglas County Deputy and Johnson County Deputies.

The Eudora officer reported "speeds are 100 plus," as the vehicle approached De Soto.

More photos below this report.

The chase continued eastbound on K-10 towards Lenexa, where officers were able to put out spike strips in front of the vehicle and then join the pursuit.

Officers from multiple agencies continued to chase the vehicle as K-10 merged with Interstate 435. The chase continued eastbound into Overland Park. Officers continued to lay out spike strips in front of the suspect car.

The spike strips had flattened both passenger's side tires as the vehicle approached Leawood.

Leawood officers were able to spike the driver's side of the vehicle.

The vehicle continued across the state line into Kansas City, Missouri where their officers joined the chase and Kansas agencies backed off.

Kansas City Police brought in their helicopter and pursued the vehicle northbound on U.S. 71 Highway and eventually to the area of E. 63rd Street and S. Benton Avenue, where the vehicle came to a stop. All three occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody without further incident.

During the pursuit at least one Douglas County deputy had to drop out of the chase after he struck spike strips with his patrol vehicle on K-10 in Johnson County. The patrol vehicle was towed back to Lawrence. Spike strips were also hit by at least one passing car and a tractor trailer, while on I-435.

No injuries were reported.

Photo from the end of the pursuit in KCMO
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Photo from the end of the pursuit in KCMO
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Photo from the end of the pursuit in KCMO
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Photo from the end of the pursuit in KCMO
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Photo from the end of the pursuit in KCMO
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An earlier car chase started in Wyandotte County, through Johnson County and into Missouri.

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High speed pursuit starts in Wyandotte County, through Johnson County and into Missouri

Posted: November 23, 2013 - 1:31am
Updated: November 23, 2013 - 4:15am

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Around 12:30 a.m., Troopers attempted to stop a speeding vehicle, sparking a nearly 40 mile pursuit.

The pursuit started in Wyandotte County near Interstate 435 and Interstate 70 when Kansas Turnpike Authority Troopers tried to stop a Ford Taurus that was seen in excess of 90 miles per hour on the interstate. Troopers pursued the vehicle southbound on Interstate 435 into Johnson County, through Shawnee and into Lenexa.

The suspect exited at 95th Street in Lenexa, wound through a business park and then back to I-435.

Speeds accelerated to nearly 100 miles per hour while northbound on I-435 and back into Shawnee, where the vehicle exited at Midland Drive and took off westbound. Troopers lost sight of the vehicle on Midland but, Shawnee officers spotted it westbound on Shawnee Mission Parkway. The vehicle then turned northbound on Monticello and then eastbound on Johnson Drive.

Shawnee police attempted to spike the vehicle's tires as it passed Barker Road, however the attempt was unsuccessful.

The vehicle continued back to Interstate 435 where it went southbound. The chase stayed on I-435 all the way to Kansas City, Missouri. At the state line, Kansas Troopers ended their pursuit and Kansas City, Missouri officers took over. Those officers reported that the vehicle exited at Holmes and then continued north to Bannister Road, where officers lost sight of it.

At last check, this vehicle has not been located.

The chase covered about around 40 miles in approximately 35 minutes. No law enforcement officers were injured and no patrol vehicles were damaged.

Another chase Saturday morning started in Lawrence, Kansas after an aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer. That chase also went into Kansas City, Missouri where three people were taken into custody.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

FedEx employee killed after being pinned between loading dock and tractor trailer has been identified

Posted: November 20, 2013 - 7:28am
Updated: November 20, 2013 - 12:15am

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Shawnee Police are investigating after a FedEx employee was pinned between the back of a tractor trailer and the loading dock this morning.

The incident was reported just before 7 a.m. at the FedEx sorting facility located at 8000 Cole Parkway in western Shawnee. The facility is just west of Kansas Highway 7.

Firefighters arrived to find the worker still pinned between the trailer and the loading dock.

The worker was reportedly pinned for approximately 7-10 minutes between the time of the accident and the time firefighters were able to free him.

Johnson County Med-Act, along with firefighters from Shawnee and Lenexa, found the man to be in cardiac arrest and performed life saving measures (CPR & defibrillation) several times, during emergency transport to an area trauma center.

Shawnee Police Department Major Bill Hisle has identified the victim as Dwight L. Spencer, 62, of Gardner, Kansas.

The Shawnee Police Department's Traffic Safety unit continues to investigate the accident.

A Security Guard at this same facility was killed in March of 2013 when he was run over by a tractor trailer near the front gate. Operation 100 News' previous report.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Serious injuries reported in separate JoCo crashes

Posted: November 13, 2013 - 3:48am
Updated: November 13, 2013 - 4:24am

One man critically injured in car vs. tree crash


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Lenexa Police are investigating two serious injury accidents this morning.

The first crash was reported to authorities just after 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, in the area of 79th Street and Pflumm Road. Officers arrived at the scene quickly and located a vehicle that had left the south side of 79th Street and struck a tree. The driver of the vehicle was unresponsive, still inside the car.

Lenexa firefighters extricated the driver from the vehicle and he was transported by Johnson County Med-Act to an area trauma center. The driver was only described as a male with critical injuries. He was not believed to have been wearing a seat belt when the accident occurred.

Police say the man's injuries are life threatening. Officers continue to investigate what cause the accident.

The scene was on the south side of 79th Street, between Pflumm Road and Noland Road. Officers closed 79th Street to all traffic while crews worked the scene. The road was reopened to all traffic around 3:30 a.m..

Man seriously injured in single vehicle rollover


Emergency crews were called to a second accident in the area of 87th Street and Woodland Road around 2 a.m. Wednesday. This scene is about five miles from the first scene.

A caller reported a vehicle had rolled over on the 87th Street bridge that goes over the railroad tracks, just east of Woodland Road. Again, officers arrived quickly and found the vehicle had came to rest on its side
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and blocking both eastbound lanes.

As Lenexa Fire and Johnson County Med-Act arrived at the scene 87th Street was completely shutdown.

A witness tells Operation 100 News that the vehicle way laying on its passenger side and the driver was held in place by his seat belt. "The truck smelled of alcohol," according to the witness.

Firefighters worked for about 15 minutes to stabilize the vehicle and safely remove the driver.

Johnson County Med-Act transported the man, said to be in his 30's, to an area trauma center with serious injuries. Police say the man's injuries are serious but, not immediately life threatening. Officers continue to investigate what caused the accident and if alcohol may have been a contributing factor.

All lanes of 87th Street were reopened as the scene was cleaned up, around 3:30 a.m..

Shawnee Police assisted with blocking off 87th Street during the initial response to the crash.

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