Mission gives business improvement grants. Business Improvement Grants totaling more than $25,000 have been approved for four applicants in Mission. The applications were scored on a new system this year. Projects approved included a new awning at Parami Pets 5420 Johnson Drive, repainting the Mission Mart shopping center, a facade repair at Sunflower Medical Group on 58th Street, and brick repair, new storefront windows and doors, and an awning at 6116 Johnson Drive.
Fairway asks dog owners to be responsible. The City of Fairway has issued a call to dog owners to pick up after their dogs and to not put the waste down the storm drains but rather place it in the trash at home. The message also reminded owners that dogs must be on a leash off property and must be licensed. Fairway limits the number of dogs at each home to three, including foster dogs. Formal permission for more than three dogs must be approved by the city council.
Merriam police academy starts this month. Applications to join this year’s Merriam police academy are due by Aug. 15. The 10-week program runs Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 24 to Oct. 6.
Man pleads guilty in fatal accident. The driver who was accused of causing a car accident that killed a pregnant mother pleaded guilty to reckless second degree murder and three counts of aggravated battery. Raphael Sherman, 21, was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter. A Prairie Village police officer attempted to stop Sherman for a defective tail light at 75th and Lamar before the crash. Sherman accelerated and the officer shut off his lights and siren before Sherman ran a red light at 75th and Metcalf where the accident occurred. [Overland Park man charged with manslaughter in crash pleads guilty to amended 2nd degree murder count – Fox 4 News]
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