Northeast Johnson County morning roundup



K-10 Connector service is back. A metro bus route that connects the Johnson County Community College and University of Kansas-Edwards Campus locations in Overland Park with KU in Lawrence is back up and running. Service begins at 6 a.m. Monday through Friday. The cost per trip is $3.50, though riders can save 25 percent by purchasing a 31-day pass. [RideKC’s K-10 Connector route resumes service today – Blue Valley Post]

Jogger attacked by large bird in Mission Hills. A woman who was out running around 6 a.m. Tuesday morning near 59th and Oakwood in Mission Hills reports a large bird, thought to be an eagle, or perhaps a hawk, swooped down and tried to pick her up by the hair. She thought at first she was being attacked from behind. The bird made another pass before flying off into a tree. The jogger said friends told her they had heard of another incident. She is concerned that a small dog could be picked up by the bird. If you have information on any similar incidents, email us at

SM East grad publishes music composition. Akshay Dinakar, a SM East graduate, will have his newest violin composition, “Outside In” published by Amazon and the International Music Score Library. He called it a “jazzuette – a classical sonata that spontaneously bursts into live improv with a jazz band.” Dinakar posted. “I hope it’s an uplifting and creative adventure for anyone who plays it.” releases database of government employee payroll., a project of the Kansas Policy Institute, has launched a new website that contains a searchable database of all Kansas government agency payrolls.

League of Women Voters updates list of incomplete voter registrations. The League of Women Voters of Kansas has updated its list of voters whose registrations with the Kansas Secretary of State are incomplete and may disqualify them from being able to vote in November. To view the updated list, click here.

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