Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Prairie_PantersPrairie Panthers 8 year olds take second in baseball division. A group of youngsters from Prairie Elementary brought some Panther pride to the baseball diamond Wednesday when they took second place in their baseball division.

Police chase that ended with traffic snarl on I-35 at edge of NEJC started in Gladstone. The chase that led to a wreck and the fatal shooting of a suspect in a federal investigation near the I-35 and Roe Avenue interchange Thursday started in Gladstone, where U.S. Marshals were preparing to serve a warrant. The suspects were not, as early reports indicated Thursday, involved in a robbery on Thursday. [Police chase from Northland into Wyandotte County leads to fatal shooting of suspect and I-35 traffic snarl — Kansas City Star]

Merriam continues to rock tonight. Merriam continues its Rock’n Party in YOUR Park tonight at Quail Creek Park, 7024 Grandview Ave. The concert will feature the band Brody Buster (blues). The free event runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Food, games and a bounce house – plus the music – are all provided.

SM East classmates remember Pulitzer winning poet James Tate. The Kansas City Star had a series of remembrances from the SM East classmates of James Tate, a Pulizer-prize winning poet who went on to teach at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Tate died July 8. [Shawnee Mission East friends recall late, great James Tate — Kansas City Star]

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