Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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72nd Terrace block party helps a good cause. Thirteen year old Henry Ismert and some of his St. Ann’s Catholic School classmates organized a neighborhood get together over the weekend that benefited area families in need. Ismert helped put together a block party for his neighbors on 72nd Terrace in Prairie Village, but asked that attendees make donations to a local food pantry.

NEJC approaching three inches of rain. Rainfall totals overnight were approaching nearly three inches at sensors in northeast Johnson County by 7 a.m. this morning, and the rain was still coming down steadily. Lamar at Turkey Creek recorded 2.8 inches overnight while Martway at Rock Creek had 2.64 inches in the six hours since 1 a.m. The three-inch rainfalls have started to become a common occurrence this summer.

Wentz featured in TV segment after taking part in Junior Home Run Derby. WDAF last week ran a segment on SM East baseball star Joey Wentz after he arrived back in Kansas City from participating in the Junior Home Run Derby in Cincinnati. Wentz’s longest drive of the event was a staggering 543 feet. [SM East High School student comes home power hitting hero after Junior Home Run Derby — WDAF]

Second man charged in shooting that killed former SM North student. Overland Park Police have made a second arrest in the June 30 shooting that killed former SM North student Velik Henderson and 19-year-old Trevon Anderson. Police arrested Marquise Stokes of Kansas City, Kan., on first degree murder charges. Stokes is being held on a $2 million bond. [Second man is charged with murder in Overland Park shooting — Associated Press]

Mission police schedule another coffee. Mission police officers will be at Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop on Johnson Drive Friday for another round of conversation and coffee in their “Coffee with a Cop” program. The session starts at 8 a.m. and gives residents a chance to talk casually with officers and ask questions.

Lawyer volunteers to defend Robinson in court. An Olathe attorney has volunteered to defend Sarah Robinson in municipal court. Robinson is cited for shoplifting and was the object of an outpouring of community support earlier this month. Attorney David Langston said he will represent her on the shoplifting charge at no cost. [Lawyer will help homeless mother caught shoplifting free of charge – KCTV 5 News]

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