Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Brian_PVPDPrairie Village officer receives metro valor award. Prairie Village Police Officer Brian Wolf’s decision to respond to an armed bank robbery at the Bank of America at 95th Street and Mission Road in November 2014 earn him an impressive honor earlier this month. Brian won a bronze award at the metro-wide Awards for Valor luncheon for law enforcement officers.

Few spots remain for annual Gingerbread House Parties in Prairie Village. The annual Gingerbread House Parties in Prairie Village are less than two weeks away, and while the 1:30 p.m. session is full, there are still a few open spots for the 3 p.m. session, reports Prairie Village’s Meghan Buum. Families can reserve a space for the Dec. 6 event, which benefits the Prairie Village Foundation, here.

Thanksgiving traffic enforcement campaign coming to NEJC. A number of northeast Johnson County law enforcement agencies will be participating in the Kansas Traffic Enforcement Campaign through this coming Sunday. The campaign, which kicked off yesterday, provides a KDOT grant to local departments to fund overtime for traffic enforcement officers. Officers will be looking specifically for impaired drivers and unrestrained occupants.

Merriam grants special use permit for Infiniti. The Merriam City Council Monday gave its approval to a special use permit that will allow Infiniti of Kansas City to store up to 200 cars on a lot it owns just off 67th Street and Knox  near Turkey Creek. Infiniti already operates a used car sales at the location. One of the stipulations is that the business must update its emergency plan and be able to move the cars when there is a flood warning. The lot lies in the flood plain and is restricted by a KCP&L easement. Councilors were told the cars must be moved in any type of flood warning. Nancy Hupp and Jim Wymer voted against the permit.

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