Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Photo via Jason Hannaman on Twitter.
Photo via Jason Hannaman on Twitter.

Westwood residents turn out to welcome boy transported from UK to KC for cancer treatment. A group of Westwood residents and Westwood View Elementary families braved the cold Wednesday night to welcome 9-year-old Briton Alexander Goodwin, who was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer called Ewing Sarcoma earlier this year. Through and arrangement between the UK’s National Health Service and local hospitals, Goodwin was transported here to receive specialized treatment. [Boy from United Kingdom battling cancer receives huge welcome in Kansas City — Kansas City Star]

Roeland Park police learn of suspicious vehicle, warn residents not to leave cars running unattended. Roeland Park Police Chief John Morris reported this week that a bus driver had spotted a suspicious car in the 5300 block of Neosho. A small white compact vehicle was observed driving slow in th area. Someone left the car and ran up to a car that was warming in the driveway and then returned to the car after checking to see if it was locked. Morris reminds people its illegal to leave a vehicle running unattended with the keys left inside. The only exception is if you have an electric start. “It is very cold out there and criminals will drive in neighborhoods and shopping areas looking for an easy target, Morris said.

Mission holds holiday gift wrapping event next Tuesday at Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center. Volunteers will be wrapping and assembling gifts and food baskets for adopted families. Gifts are provided by people who’ve taken tags from the trees at the Community Center with requests from families. The gifts are asked to be returned to the Community Beginning December 1, tags will be displayed on two Christmas trees at the Community Center today, wrapped or unwrapped.

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