FIRST with real time Breaking News coverage overnight
Creative Commons License
Operation 100 News by Operation 100 News - Mike Frizzell is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Posted material may not be copied, rewritten, published, broadcast, or otherwise shared without proper attribution given, including link to original webpage.
Contact Mike Frizzell -

Monday, November 26, 2018

Two injured in Interstate 435 rollover

Posted: November 26, 2018 - 4:38 p.m.

Two people were injured when the vehicle they were riding in crashed on Interstate 435 north near Johnson Drive on Monday afternoon.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says two Kansas City, Kansas residents were driving northbound on I-435 when the driver lost control on the slushy highway. The vehicle went into the median where it then overturned. The crash occurred around 1:15 p.m.

Troopers say the vehicle was a 2009 Dodge Caliber which was being driven by a 28-year-old man with a 26-year-old female as a passenger. Both were wearing seatbelts when the crash occurred. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Johnson County Med-Act Public Information Officer Alyson Angell says they transported both people to the Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Both were listed in "stable condition."

Shawnee Police and fire also responded to the crash.

Media notification available
All comments are moderated. Inappropriate and/or abusive comments will not be published. More information.

Shawnee Fire Department debuts new fire truck to public

Posted: November 26, 2018 - 6:00 a.m.
Updated: November 26, 2018 - 8:23 p.m.

A custom built 2018 Pierce Velocity recently ran its first calls as Engine 71 out of the John B. Glaser Fire Station.

After months of planning, designing and anticipation, the Shawnee Fire Department is debuting its newest addition to the fleet. The custom built 2018 Pierce Velocity ran its first calls as Engine 71 out of the John B. Glaser Fire Station this week.

The  John B. Glaser Fire Station, also known as Station 71, is one of the busiest fire stations in the state of Kansas and home to the second busiest Johnson County Med-Act ambulance in the county.

At the direction of Fire Chief John Mattox, the department’s apparatus committee designed the new engine to be the first to display an updated gray over red color scheme.

Shawnee Fire Marshal Corey Sands and Firefighter Duffy Muehlberger gave Operation 100 News a sneak peek of the new engine last week.

The Shawnee Fire Department's brand new 2018 Pierce Velocity is running its first calls as Engine 71 this week.

The color scheme is a subtle nod to the history of the Shawnee Fire Department, Sands said.

The burgundy of the new engine resembles the burgundy of the 1930 REO Speed Wagon.

From a small compartment behind the driver’s door for that firefighter to store their equipment to leather seats embroidered with the department’s logo,  the engine was built from the ground up with functionality and cleanliness in mind. The leather seats, which can easily be wiped down when dirty, are an example of another proactive step the department has taken to help firefighters keep their equipment and living quarters free of cancer-causing contaminants.

The new Engine 71 features full LED lighting for increased visibility.

The five-year-old fire engine that previously served as Engine 71 will be reassigned to Fire Station 74 where it will become Engine 74 when the new station opens in January.

All comments are moderated. Inappropriate and/or abusive comments will not be published. More information.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Child hit by car during Thanksgiving morning disturbance

Posted: November 22, 2018 - 11:08 a.m.

Police say an 11-year-old girl was hit by a car in the Carlyle Apartments Thanksgiving morning.
Shawnee Police, Fire, and Johnson County Med-Act on the scene after an 11-year-old girl was hit by a car in the Carlyle Apartments.
Shawnee Police, fire, and Johnson County Med-Act were called to the 7500 block of Lucille Street shortly before 9:30 a.m.
Sergeant James Mahoney Jr. says the child's mother was arguing with a driver of a vehicle in the 7500 block of Lucille Street. The girl "jetted across the street and got bumped by the car."
The girl's injuries were described as "superficial."
Johnson County Med-Act transported the girl to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri to get checked out.
Med-Act also transported a 51-year-old man to Shawnee Mission Medical Center. That man had been hit in the face. He was being treated for a bloody nose and swelling. His injuries were are non-life threatening. Police have not confirmed how the man was involved in the incident.

Media notification available
All comments are moderated. Inappropriate and/or abusive comments will not be published. More information.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Shawnee murder-suicide victim identified as former college basketball standout

Posted: November 11, 2018 - 6:41 p.m.
Updated: November 11, 2018 - 11:50 p.m.

Police have identified a former college basketball player in Kentucky as the victim of a murder-suicide in Shawnee.
Shawnee Police found two people dead in an apparent murder-suicide in the city's undeveloped Riverfront Park, 5500 block of Frisbie Road.
Shawnee Police are still investigating the incident, which occurred in the city's undeveloped Riverfront Park early Sunday afternoon.

The victim has been identified as Courtney Bivins, a 27-year-old resident of Kansas City, Missouri. Police say 34-year-old Joshua P. Mobley, of Mission, Kansas, shot Bivins and then himself.

"The two were not in a domestic relationship with one another but were close friends," Major Sam Larson said in a news release on Tuesday.

Larson said officers were dispatched at 12:55 p.m. on Sunday to the 5500 block of Frisbie Road in Riverfront Park to check the area for a possibly endangered person, at the request of the Kansas City, Mo. police department. When Shawnee officers arrived at the scene, they located the two victims.

Sources told Operation 100 News both victims were found near a late-model Ford F-150; they were outside of the truck on the gravel road.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Bivins played in 19 games at Western Kentucky University before transferring to Campbellsville University, where she graduated in 2013 with a biology degree. Campbellsville said Bivins, who previously went by the last name of Clifton, was a nurse and had been “actively pursuing a career field in anesthesiology.”

Campbellsville Sports Information Director Jordan Alves said Bivins, who ranked 14th in the NAIA for 3-point shooting and 18th for total scoring during her senior year, could “shoot it with the best of them.” She is also ranked 14th on Campbellsville’s women’s all-time scoring record.

“We are deeply saddened by the news of this tragedy,” Campbellsville President Michael V. Carter said in a release. “Courtney was fun to watch on the court, and I remember her talents fondly during her time as a Lady Tiger. We ask that everyone involved with Campbellsville University keep the Clifton and Bivins families in their prayers during this time.”

The university said funeral arrangements have not been made for Bivins.

Friends of Mobley tell Operation 100 News that he grew up in Shawnee and graduated from Shawnee Mission Northwest High School in 2003. He also attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City and worked at Truman Medical Center as a Nurse Anesthetist.

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

All comments are moderated. Inappropriate and/or abusive comments will not be published. More information.