Monday, September 4, 2017

Dog, five cats killed in Lee's Summit fire

Lee's Summit Fire Department

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO-- On Saturday, September 2, 2017, at 11:22 a.m. the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 632 SE Jonathon Avenue.

The occupant of the house arrived home and smoke was coming from the house. No one else was home. The caller reported multiple pets in the home.

When the fire department arrived, smoke was visible from the front of the one-story raised ranch house. All of the occupants were safe outside.

Fire crews entered the house and quickly knocked down a fire in the kitchen. A search of the structure confirmed the house was unoccupied. Firefighters did locate a dog and five cats; they did not survive the fire. The fire was under control by 11:30 a.m.

The fire damage was contained to the kitchen. Smoke and heat damaged the remainder of the house.

Lee’s Summit Animal Control was contacted to remove the pets from the home.

The fire originated in the kitchen. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Olathe police investigate shooting at apartment complex

Olathe Police Department

OLATHE, KAN. - On September 3rd, 2017, at approximately 8:13 PM, Officers were dispatched to the 16900 block of West 127th St. on a report of a Shooting. Upon arrival, officers did not locate a victim.

Officers later located the victim at a local hospital suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.
This case remains under investigation by the Olathe Police Department.

Anyone with information is asked to call (913) 971-7500 or the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-8477.

Donations of much-needed items accepted in KCKCC Field House through Friday

By ALAN HOSKINS

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Athletes and coaches at Kansas City Kansas Community College have joined in the initiative to aid in the Hurricane Harvey Relief efforts in Houston.

Everything from water and personal hygiene items to diapers and cleaning products are being collected for shipment to Houston.

The collection of donated items will continue through Friday. Anyone wishing to contribute may do so by bringing goods to the Softball Office in the KCKCC Field House at the north end of the campus at 7250 State Avenue. The office will not be open Labor Day but will be accepting items during the day Tuesday through Friday.

In addition to the Lady Blue Devil softball team, the women’s and men’s basketball teams and women’s soccer team have joined in the undertaking along with the Building and Grounds Department which will handle the packing and shipping of the donated goods.

“They are in great need of diapers of all sizes, including adults; baby food and formula and new unused undergarments,” said KCKCC assistant softball coach Tiffany Jennings. “We’re also collecting such items as bottled water, blankets, cleaning products including Lysol wipes, pet food, non-perishable food items and personal hygiene items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, feminine products and more.