Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Edward Russell Hitt

Prairie Village native killed in New Jersey car wreck. Edward Russell Hitt, 24, a northeast Johnson County native who attended Tomahawk Elementary School, died over the weekend in a car wreck in New Jersey. Hitt’s fiance Briana Mae Anderson and their 1 1/2 year old daughter were also killed. The three lived in Louisville, Ky. Hitt was the son of Jack H. and Barbara Hitt. He had four siblings: Randy, Alexandra, Victoria and Olivia. [Louisville family dies in New Jersey crash — The Courier-Journal]

Prairie Village Police accepting applications for Citizens’ Police Academy. The Prairie Village Police Department is again offering community members the opportunity to learn its inner workings. The 11-week Citizens Police Academy course coverage a range of law-enforcement topics and lets participants get a better sense of how officers operate in the community. Classes generally meet each Wednesday from 6:30-9:30 p.m. For more information on how to apply, see the Prairie Village website here.

Horizons Academy student featured as FOX 4 young achiever. David Flower-Carrothers, a 16-year-old student at Horizons Academy in Roeland Park, is Fox 4’s Reaching 4 Excellence profilee this week. Flower was adopted from an orphanage in China were he received neglectful care, but has blossomed as he’s grown in Kansas despite learning disabilities and ADHD. [Reaching 4 Excellence: Rough start in life doesn’t hold back Kansas teenager — WDAF]

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