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Monday, September 30, 2013

Car chase leads to arrest of Topeka carjacking & kidnapping suspects in Kansas City, KS

Posted: September 30, 2013 - 2:19am
Updated: September 30, 2013 - 2:42pm

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Law Enforcement officers from several agencies converged on Kansas City, Kansas this morning after a vehicle from an armed carjacking, in Topeka, was spotted on Interstate 70.

Kansas Turnpike Authority Troopers say they attempted to stop a vehicle on eastbound I-70 after it sped through a toll booth in Leavenworth County around 12:30 a.m. Monday.

Troopers also learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen after being taken in an armed carjacking late Sunday night in Topeka.

The driver of the vehicle failed to yield and led Troopers on a nearly 15 mile pursuit. The chase ended when the driver tried to exit to northbound Turner Diagonal (College Parkway). The suspect vehicle crashed off the side of the exit ramp. Troopers immediately reported that two people running south from the vehicle towards the BPU (Board of Public Utilities) building, located at 6742 Riverview Avenue.

As two troopers chased the suspects, Kansas City, Kansas officers arrived at the crash scene where two people, a man and a woman, were found in the trunk of the crashed vehicle. The two told officers that they had been forced into the trunk at gunpoint.

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Kansas City, Kansas police and State Troopers surrounded the area for a police canine to conduct a search. Kansas City, Missouri Police brought in their helicopter to search from above.

About 45 minutes after the crash, the police helicopter spotted both suspects laying down in a wooded area between the Interstate and the BPU fence.

Authorities say both suspects were taken into custody, at 1:33 a.m., and held by KCK Police until detectives from Topeka arrived to take custody.

Topeka Police also sent a crime scene technician to assist with recovering evidence.

Authorities say the suspects will likely face a number of charges including kidnapping.

One of the suspects reported a minor injury and was evaluated by medics. The victims of the carjacking did not report any injuries.

No other details were immediately available.

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Time Warner Cable worker shocked, burnt by live wire

Posted: September 28, 2013 - 10:08am
Updated: September 28, 2013 - 11:31am

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A Time Warner Cable employee working to install a cable line in Merriam was shocked and burnt by an electric line Saturday morning.

The employee was working in the 10000 block of W 70th Terrace, around 8:30 a.m., when authorities say his arm came into contact with an electrical wire.

Merriam firefighters reported the worker was 20-25 feet up a utility pole when he was shocked.

Johnson County Med-Act transported the 44-year-old man to the University of Kansas Hospital for further treatment. His injuries were said to be serious but, not immediately life threatening.
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Merriam Police Lieutenant Mike Daniels says the worker suffered second degree burns to his left arm.









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22-year-old injured in Lawrence motorcycle crash, transported by helicopter

Posted: September 28, 2013 - 2:33am
Updated: September 28, 2013 - 3:11am

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Lawrence Police are investigating after a motorcycle crashed near the intersection of Sunnyside Avenue and Edgehill Road. The accident was reported around 2:05 a.m. Saturday.

Fire Medical crews arrived at the scene to find one motorcycle down and no other vehicles involved. The rider was said to have serious injuries.

A LifeStar air-ambulance landed in the west parking lot of Lawrence High School.

Authorities say the 22-year-old man was walking around when medics arrived on the scene. He was not wearing a helmet and bystanders reported that he was unconscious for a short time after the motorcycle went down. Alcohol is believed to have been a contributing factor in the accident.

The LifeStar helicopter transported the man to the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas.

No other details were immediately available.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Elderly couple killed in JoCo crash identified

Posted: September 26, 2013 - 11:47pm
Updated: September 27, 2013 - 10:12am

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Overland Park Police are investigating a two car accident that killed an elderly couple.

The crash was dispatched at 3:38 p.m., Thursday, at the intersection of 79th Street and Mastin Drive.

Officers arrived to find two vehicles crashed. There were two people in each vehicle.

Police say the driver of a gray Mitsubishi Eclipse was traveling southbound on Mastin Drive towards 79th Street. The driver admitted to officers that he did not stop for the stop sign and struck a white Cadillac Deville.

The driver of the Mitsubishi was a 19-year-old male who was not injured. Police believe this was a test drive. His front seat passenger was an 18-year-old male who was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

Police say the driver of the Cadillac was an 86-year-old male and the front seat passenger was an 80-year-old female. Both were transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, where they both later succumbed to their injuries.

Authorities have identified the couple as Norman J. Russell, 86, and his wife Norma F. Russell, 80.

The Overland Park Police Department's Traffic Safety Unit continues to investigate the accident. As of this report there is no word of any charges against the other driver.

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PHOTOS | Firefighters extinguish two-alarm house fire

Posted: September 26, 2013 - 1:55pm
Updated: September 26, 2013 - 3:01pm

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Firefighters from three area departments were called to respond on a house fire in western Shawnee just before noon Thursday.

A 911 caller reported a house fire at 22520 W. 75th Street, located at 75th Street and McCoy Street or about one-quarter of a mile east of K-7.




Shawnee firefighters reported "flames rolling" out of the home and immediately requested a second-alarm response. Most of that response was canceled prior to arriving on the scene.

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The blaze was brought under control in about 15 minutes and was declared to be out after approximately 35 minutes.

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Operation 100 News was on the scene as firefighters finished putting the fire out.

Fire crews from the Lenexa Fire Department and Olathe Fire Department also responded on the call.

Two cats were reported to be inside the house when the fire broke out. Firefighters reported locating but, being unable to catch both of those cats in the house.

Shawnee Fire officials say the fire is believed to have started in the garage and spread rapidly. The cause of the fire is under investigation. No injuries were reported.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

UPDATE: Search warrant served in shooting investigation

Posted: September 25, 2013 - 1:08am
Updated: September 25, 2013 - 3:25am

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Shawnee Police continue to investigate after a man was shot Tuesday evening.

Police say they were called to an apartment in the Valencia Hills Apartments, 6515 Reeder Street, for a report of "shots fired" around 8:30 p.m..

Officers reported finding a male with a gunshot wound from an unknown caliber handgun.

Johnson County Med-Act transported the man to an area hospital. His injuries are said to be non-life threatening.

Police searched the area with a canine and were not able to locate a suspect. Officers say the suspect reportedly fled the area in an unknown make vehicle.

The suspect is described as a black male in his early 20's with dread locks, 5ft 5in tall and 145lbs. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and white shorts and a green and black ball cap.

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Shortly after 1:00 a.m., Shawnee Police activated their Special Tactics and Response (STAR) team and the mobile command post in the same area as the shooting. Officers continued to search the area for the suspect.

The search concluded around 4 a.m., with no arrests being made. The suspect remains at large this morning.

Major Bill Hisle says the STAR team was called in to help search the surrounding area for the suspect and to serve a search warrant related to the case.


A Tactical Medic from Johnson County Med-Act was on scene and working closely with the police department's team. A Med-Act ambulance was also standing by near the scene.

No injuries were reported in the overnight search.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Shawnee Police at 913-631-2155 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Arrest made in JoCo Homicide

Posted: September 20, 2013 - 10:17pm
Updated: September 24, 2013 - 10:10am


Update:


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Overland Park Detectives have identified the man killed in Friday afternoon's shooting as, 21-year-old, Brandon L. Holmes of Overland Park.

Detectives have also arrested a 21-year-old man with a Kansas City, Kansas address in connection with this homicide. The suspect has not been officially charged. He is scheduled to be charged with first-degree murder on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m..


Police continue to seek the public's assistance in investigating the incident. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477) or the Overland Park Police Department at 913-344-8750.






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Overland Park Police are investigating after a man was found shot to death Friday afternoon.

Police say they were called to an address in the 9100 block of Robinson Street on a medical call around 3:20 p.m.. Officers arrived to find a black male in his early 20's with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest. Johnson County Med-Act pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Detectives continue to investigate the incident. No suspect information has been released.

The victim's name is being withheld until family members can be notified.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477) or the Overland Park Police Department at 913-344-8750.

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PHOTOS | Construction crew hits gas line, sparks fire

Posted: September 20, 2013 - 8:32pm
Updated: September 21, 2013 - 7:18am

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Overland Park firefighters responded on a struck natural gas line Friday evening.

Atmos Energy was digging near the intersection of 151st Street and Switzer Road before 8 p.m. Friday, when a backhoe struck a four-inch natural gas line.

The strike broke the gas line and the escaping gas ignited. Atmos crews immediately notified the Overland Park Fire Department of the break and fire.

Overland Park Fire officials say firefighters cleared the area and stood by, while Atmos crews stopped the flow of gas through the line.

The fire was extinguished around 10 p.m., the intersection remained closed at that time so that KCP&L crews could inspect possible damage to nearby poles and equipment.

One home was evacuated as a precaution. No injuries were reported.

As of 7:15 a.m., Saturday, the intersection remained closed for KCP&L crews to repair damage. KCP&L says no one is without power due to the repairs.

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Firefighters prevent garage fire from spreading to home

Posted: September 20, 2013 - 1:00am
Updated: September 20, 2013 - 1:12am

Firefighters from several county townships responded on a reported structure fire about a mile west of Lawrence early Friday.

The call was dispatched at 12:17 a.m. following a report of a garage fire at 1652 E 800 Road in Kanwaka Township.

A deputy arrived on the scene, about three minutes after being dispatched, to report visible flames from the garage. The deputy found that all of the residents at the address had evacuated and were standing in the front yard. Residents told the deputy that there is a vehicle, ammunition, gunpowder and fireworks inside the garage.

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Fire crews began to arrive, about seven minutes after being dispatched, and confirmed there was a working garage fire. Crews reported that the garage is only a few feet from the side of the home and worked to keep the fire from spreading.

A county-wide tender (water tanker) alert was issued to assist with supplying water to extinguish the fire.

Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control in about 30 minutes. No injuries were reported.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Standoff ends peacefully after more than nine hours

Posted: September 18, 2013 - 12:38am
Updated: September 18, 2013 - 10:36am

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Overland Park Police surrounded a home in the 11400 block of 142nd Terrace, in the area of 143rd Street and Quivira Road, following a disturbance call around 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers called for the department's SWAT team and negotiators to respond around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday.

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Police say they were in contact with the man throughout the ordeal.

The man was said to be armed, since the situation ended peacefully, around 9:30 a.m., officers have not said whether or not any firearms were found.

Tactical Medics from Johnson County Med-Act were on the scene and an ambulance unit was staged nearby.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is also assisted with the situation's early stages.

No injuries were reported.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Lawrence Arby's Restaurant damaged by fire

Posted: September 17, 2013 - 9:17pm
Updated: September 17, 2013 - 10:23pm


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Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews were called to the Arby's Restaurant, 4671 W. 6th Street, around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday following reports of a fire.

Firefighters arrived to find a small fire on the exterior of the building.

The fire was quickly extinguished and damage is said to be minor. Firefighters pulled several sections of siding from the building to confirm that the fire was out.

The fire is believed to have started behind the sign on the side of the building, the exact cause remains under investigation.

No injuries were reported.


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Woman injured in two-alarm house fire dies

Posted: September 17, 2013 - 8:18pm
Updated: September 20, 2013 - 8:49pm



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The Leawood Fire Department confirmed Friday morning that, 53-year-old, Diane Jakobe passed away as a result of the injuries she suffered in Tuesday's house fire.

Officials say the age of the home made the fire harder to extinguish. Firefighters found several layers of roofing, keeping the fire contained inside the home. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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A Leawood woman was critically injured when her house caught fire Tuesday evening.

The call was dispatched around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 9441 Meadow Lane, just west of Lee Boulevard and north of 95th Street, in Leawood. (Map below)

Fire crews reported flames visible from one corner of the home on their arrival and received reports that a woman lived in the home alone.

Crews quickly located an unresponsive woman and rescued her from the structure. Johnson County Med-Act reported that the woman was not breathing and began CPR. Med-Act transported the woman to an area hospital in critical condition.

A second alarm was dispatched, just after the woman was rescued, and all crews were ordered to evacuate from the structure due to the threat of the roof collapsing. Crews reported heavy fire in the homes attic with flames visible through the roof.

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Two firefighters were also injured, a Leawood Fire Department spokesperson said, "they might need a few stitches but, they were not seriously injured."

The fire was reported to be under control around 8:30 p.m.. The cause of the fire remains under investigation and a damage estimate was not immediately available.

The Leawood Fire Department was assisted by the Overland Park Fire Department and Consolidated Fire District No. 2.

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Monday, September 9, 2013

VIDEO & PHOTO | Three alarm fire in Overland Park

Posted: September 9, 2013 - 12:37am
Updated: September 9, 2013 - 1:10pm

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Firefighters from three area departments battled a three alarm fire early Sunday evening in Overland Park.

Crews were called to an address in the 5200 block of west 121st Street shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday. A caller reported that a grill being used on a back deck had caught fire and spread to the wood roof of the duplex. The address is just south of 119th Street and east of Nall Avenue.

Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire from the roof and immediately requested a second alarm response. All residents were found to be safely outside of the structure.

Overland Park Fire Department's Media Manager Jason Rhodes says, "firefighters attacked the fire, but had to take a defensive posture quickly as the roof began to collapse."

Rhodes says crews were able to continue attacking the interior fire after about 20 minutes. The fire was brought under control in about an hour.

A third alarm response was added to the call due to extreme heat. Johnson County Med-Act setup a rehabilitation station for firefighters to re-hydrate and have their vitals monitored by Med-Act personnel.


No injuries were reported.

Firefighters from Consolidated Fire District 2 and the Leawood Fire Department assisted on the call.

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Olathe man identified as person found in burned out car

Posted: September 8, 2013 - 7:45am
Updated: September 10, 2013 - 3:47pm

Update:


The Johnson County Sheriff's Office has identified the deceased person as Jerome Stonebraker, 61, of Olathe, Kansas.

Master Deputy Tom Erickson says "the investigation determined there was no criminal activity involved in Stonebraker's death."

No other information has been released.

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The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a body was found in a burning vehicle east of Gardner, Sunday morning.

Johnson County Fire District No. 1 firefighters were called to respond on a grass fire shortly at 5:37 a.m., near the intersection of 183rd Street and Clare Road.

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Firefighters found a small area of grass on fire and a vehicle fully engulfed in flames, when they arrived at 5:46 a.m..

Fire officials confirmed to Operation 100 News that as firefighters extinguished the car fire, a body was found inside and Sheriff's Deputies were requested to respond.

Master Deputy Tom Erickson says, "there was one deceased person in the vehicle that deputies have not identified at this time. Detectives and the Johnson County Crime Lab are investigating."

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Four people treated after carbon monoxide detected in Lawrence apartment

Posted: September 8, 2013 - 5:44am
Updated: September 8, 2013 - 5:47am

Medics treated four people for symptoms believed to be cause by carbon monoxide exposure this morning.

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews were called an apartment at 1724 Ohio Street, just after 2:30 Sunday morning. The residents told dispatchers that the apartment's carbon monoxide detector was sounding and four people were feeling light headed.

Firefighters reported readings of 72ppm (parts per million) in the apartment and requested the gas company to respond.

Medics treated four people outside of the residence for slight headaches and light-headedness. It did not appear that anyone was transported from the scene by ambulance.

Carbon monoxide levels of 5 parts per million or less are considered normal household levels according to the EPA. Levels near properly adjusted gas stoves are often 5 to 15 ppm and those near poorly adjusted stoves may be 30 ppm or higher. [Source]

There has been no confirmation regarding what may have caused the elevated levels.

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Officer injured early Sunday in Lawrence

Posted: September 8, 2013 - 2:27am
Updated: September 8, 2013 - 2:43am


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A Lawrence Police Officer suffered a head injury after falling during a foot chase early Sunday.

Just after 1:45 a.m., officers reported a subject running from them near 11th and Indiana Streets. The subject was said to be running west, towards Memorial Stadium. A call for emergency assistance was then sent out to the same area after the officer fell.


Other officers quickly apprehended the the suspect, near 11th and Mississippi Streets, and requested medics to the same intersection for the officer.

Medics reported the officer's injury to be serious but not immediately life threatening. He was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The officer is said to be 27-years old.

It is unclear what caused the officer to fall.

No other details were immediately available.

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Olathe Police investigate attempted murder/suicide

Posted: September 7, 2013 - 10:34am
Updated: September 10, 2013 - 2:56pm

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Olathe Police are investigating what they believe to be an attempted murder and suicide.

Police, Olathe Fire and Med-Act were called to the 16200 block of 124th Circle at 12:07, Saturday morning, on a reported injury accident.

Police arrived to find a man and woman inside a vehicle. The man was found unresponsive and later pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators have identified the male as Jonathan Fischbach, 21, of Olathe, Kansas.

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Johnson County Med-Act transported the woman to an area trauma center with critical injuries. Their injuries are not believed to have been related to the vehicle accident.

In a news release, police say a handgun was recovered from inside the vehicle.

The female victim has not been identified.

Olathe Police continue to investigate the incident.

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

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Update: Critical injuries in Anderson County accident

Posted: September 6, 2013 - 1:08am
Updated: September 6, 2013 - 2:14pm

Update:


The Kansas Highway Patrol has identified the two men injured in this morning's accident.

Troopers say Ryan Stone, 37, of Meadville, Missouri and Isiah Jones, 55, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri were both critically injured in a single vehicle accident early Friday.

Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper say the men were riding in a 2001 International and were westbound on K-58, approximately 5 miles west of Colony, Kansas. The truck went off the right side of the roadway and struck two signs, the vehicle then crossed back to the left side of the road, where it struck a tree, in the ditch.

The vehicle was heavily damaged and both men were extricated from the vehicle by local firefighters.

Mr. Stone was transported to a Kansas City area trauma center and Mr. Jones was transported to a Topeka trauma center. Both men remained in serious condition at last check.

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Anderson County authorities are investigating after two people were critically injured in a rollover accident this morning.

The accident was reported shortly after 12:30 Friday morning, on K-58 near SW Colorado, or approximately five miles west of US-169 highway, outside of Colony, Kansas.

First responders arrived to find a two-ton railroad maintenance truck with very heavy damage. Crews worked for more than 30 minutes to extricate both occupants from the truck.

Two medical helicopters responded and transported both of the injured to trauma centers for further treatement.

The intersection remained closed until around 2:30 a.m..

The accident scene is about 70 miles south of Downtown Lawrence, or 80 miles southwest of the intersection of 75th Street and Interstate 35 in Overland Park.

Law enforcement and firefighters from Allen County and Coffey County assisted Anderson County on the call.

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Man killed in single car accident identified

Posted: September 5, 2013 - 4:17pm
Updated: September 6, 2013 - 11:04am

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Shawnee Police have identified the driver as James Katajwa, 26, of Shawnee.

Major Bill Hisle says, "Katajwa was westbound on 75th Street just east of Nieman Road when his car left the roadway, hit a light pole, and flipped. Katajwa was pronounced dead at the scene."

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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Shawnee Police are investigating after a man was killed in a single vehicle rollover accident Thursday afternoon.

The accident was reported just before 3:10 p.m., on the northeast corner of 75th Street and Nieman Road. Police arrived to find the vehicle on its top in front of the former, VIP Car Wash.

Firefighters worked for about 15 minutes to extricate the driver from the wreckage.


The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and has only been identified as an adult male.

The Lenexa Fire Department also responded and assisted the Shawnee Fire Department at the scene.

Shawnee Police Department Major Bill Hisle says the cause of the accident is under investigation by the department's Traffic Safety Unit.

Maj. Hisle also urged the public to avoid the intersection through the rush hour as the investigation continued.

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Body found in Kansas river believed to be swimmer who disappeared early Sunday

Posted: September 1, 2013 - 1:07am
Updated: September 2, 2013 - 4:27pm

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A fisherman in Kansas City, Kansas reported finding a body in the Kansas river around 12:40 p.m. Monday.

The discovery was made near the Kansas Highway 32 bridge, just east of S. 59th Lane.

Kansas City, Kansas Police believe this is the man who disappeared in the river while swimming early Sunday morning in Edwardsville. (Original report below.) 

Police have not released the man's name, pending positive identification and family notification. 

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Firefighters from three area departments searched the Kansas river after a person reportedly fell in the water early Sunday.

A witness told firefighters that the man disappeared in the river near the jetty, which is just east of Interstate 435.

Kansas City, Kansas Fire dispatchers said they received the call shortly after 12:45 a.m. and dispatched Edwardsville Fire to begin a search of the area.

Edwardsville firefighters requested assistance from Kansas City, Kansas Fire with boats and Kansas City, Missouri Police with their helicopter. The Shawnee Fire Department was called to assist about 45 minutes later with additional boats.

Kansas City, Kansas Fire launched one airboat and had two bass boats that they were unable to launch due to shallow water. Shawnee Fire attempted to launch a shallow water boat from the Edwardsville boat ramp. They were also unsuccessful in their attempt to launch.

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The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department helicopter was over the river, for about an hour, with a search light and heat sensing cameras.

The missing man is said to be 44-years old. He was last seen wearing dark colored shorts and no shirt. Firefighters say that he was fishing with a group when he fell in and did not resurface.

Firefighters walked along both banks and did not report finding anything. Kansas City, Kansas Fire also had a crew downstream watching the river for any signs of the missing person.

Leavenworth County offered to send boats to assist in the search.

Authorities believe the man was swimming when he disappeared in the water.

Crews called off the search around 2:30 a.m. Sunday due to unsafe water conditions. They returned later Sunday morning and continued searching off and on most of the day.

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Photos | One critical following single vehicle crash

Posted: September 1, 2013 - 12:41am
Updated: September 1, 2013 - 4:03am

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One man is in critical condition after crashing his vehicle near the Johnson County Courthouse in Olathe early Sunday.

An Olathe officer on routine patrols reported spotting a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Park Street near N. Logan Street. The officer turned to follow the vehicle, but quickly lost sight of it.

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The officer found the vehicle crashed in the courtyard just to the south of the Johnson County Courthouse. The vehicle came to rest near the fountain in the center of the courtyard.

The courtyard is just east of Kansas Avenue and Park Street and sits between the Johnson County Courthouse and Johnson County Administration Building

Olathe firefighters reported the vehicle was heavily damaged and the driver was the only occupant.

Crews had to extricate the driver from the vehicle.

Johnson County Med-Act says the man's injuries are life threatening. He was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

The driver has only been identified as a 19-year-old, man.

Olathe Police continue to investigate the accident and no other information was immediately available.

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