Northeast Johnson County morning roundup



Prairie Village police participating in Tip-a-Cop program at Johnny’s Thursday. On Thursday, you might notice a set of fresh faces taking drink orders and bussing tables at Johnny’s Tavern in Corinth Square. Prairie Village police officers will again be participating in the “Tip a Cop” program, volunteering their time to serve as staff at Johnny’s for the night. Patrons tips to the cops will go to the Special Olympics, which the department has supported through philanthropic efforts since 2007. The officers will be at Johnny’s from 5-9 p.m. Thursday.

Roeland Park police conducting “traffic blitz.” The Roeland Park Police Department will be out Saturday night for a special enforcement effort which will focus on those who do not have a driver’s license. In the past officers have issued several citations, towed vehicles, and made arrests for narcotics and D.U.I. offenses. For those who are caught without a valid driver’s license, their vehicles will be impounded and citations will be given. “We try to educate as much as possible the importance of driving safely however we take a zero tolerance approach during our traffic blitz enforcement to send the message out we want people to be in compliance with what is required by state law,” said Chief John Morris.

Merriam appoints new city attorney. Merriam City Attorney Michelle Daise is stepping down to spend more time with family. Daise has been city attorney for Merriam for more than 15 years. The council approved the appointment of Nicole Proulex Aiken to the position. Aiken will take over the job later this month.

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