Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Mission's Johnson Drive is now fully open after months of construction.
Mission’s Johnson Drive is now fully open after months of construction.


Plane registered to Fairway company crashes into Chicago home. A twin-engine cargo plane registered to a company called Central Airlines that is based in Fairway crashed into a Chicago home Tuesday, killing the pilot Eric Howlett, 47, of Groveport, Ohio. [Pilot killed, couple unhurt when plane crashes into home near Midway — Chicago Tribune]

Kansas Supreme Court okays same-sex marriage in Johnson County. The Kansas Supreme Court on Tuesday said Johnson County Judge Kevin Moriarty did not overstep his bounds when he green lighted same-sex marriage in Johnson County last month. The Supreme Court decision notes that it is not ruling on whether same sex marriage was constitutional or not, simply that Moriarty had the right as the judge overseeing the case in question in Johnson County to rule that same-sex marriage should be legal here. [Same-sex marriage licenses can be issued in Johnson County — Kansas City Star]

KCTV5 covers Roeland Park pool site renovation idea. KCTV5 on Tuesday evening ran a story about Roeland Park Mayor Joel Marquardt’s concepts for the site of the old Roeland Park pool. See our story from Tuesday morning here. [Roeland Park has new plans for their old pool — KCTV5]

Johnson Drive discussed on KCUR. Sandi Russell of Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop, Kelly Mack of Mack’s ACE Hardware and Emily Randel, public information officer for the city of Mission were guests on Steve Kraske’s “Up To Date” program on KCUR Tuesday. The discussion was about the rebuilt Johnson Drive now that construction has for the most part come to an end. [After Months Of Work, A New Johnson Drive Unveiled – KCUR]