NEJC native crash victims in stable condition. The mother of Mark Harken, the 20-year-old SM East graduate who died in a rural car crash Saturday, told Fox 4 that the four passengers who survived the crash are in stable condition. Harken, an Eagle scout, and his friends were on their way to get some Peach Nehi floats, a favorite drink among scouts who attend camp in the area at the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation. [Men from Prairie Village, KC die in SUV crash; four others seriously hurt — Fox 4]
JoCo resident wins Wimbledon doubles title. From our “right next door” desk, 21-year-old Blue Valley North graduate Jack Sock and partner Vasek Pospisil of Canada won the Wimbledon men’s doubles title Sunday with a five-set win over Bob and Mike Bryan, the most accomplished doubles team in Grand Slam history. “We had a lot of fun, people could see that,” Sock told the Associated Press. “That’s part of why we did well. We really enjoyed being out there. As kids we grew up watching this tournament. This is what we kind of dreamed of doing.” Sock also won the U.S. Open mixed doubles title in 2011. [Sock, Pospisil prevail in 1st event — Associated Press]
Trash amnesty in Roeland Park. This is one of the weeks each year when Roeland Park residents can set out more than the 96 gallons of trash that are usually the limit. Reduced prices for disposal of items such as appliance also can be obtained by calling Town & Country Disposal this week.
FBI, EPA raid Leawood home. Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials last week raided the Leawood home of a local businessman who runs a chemicals laboratory. The law enforcement agents descended on the home of Ahmed El-Sharif off of 103rd Street as they investigated non-compliance with radioactive materials regulations, according to KCTV5. [Feds, EPA raid home in upscale Leawood neighborhood — KCTV5]