Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Jay Senter - May 18, 2017 7:39 am
Photo via city of Prairie Village on Twitter.
Photo via city of Prairie Village on Twitter.

Fallen tree blocks traffic on 75th Street. Yesterday’s high winds felled a large tree and light pole on 75th Street from Roe to Juniper in Prairie Village, forcing emergency crews to block traffic in both directions for a couple hours Wednesday.

Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition hosting panel on “13 Reasons Why.” The Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition this evening will host a panel discussion on the Netflix show “13 Reasons Why,” which has sparked a national debate about suicide prevention for its graphic depictions of suicide, bullying and sexual assault. Staff from the Johnson County Mental Health Center, Speak Up Foundation, Overland Park Police Department, Kansas Suicide Prevention Resource Center, MOCSA, Shawnee Mission Medical Center and Children’s Mercy Hospital will take part in the discussion, which starts at 6 p.m. at the Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St.

Ousley calls for investigation into potential bias against same-sex couples in Kansas adoption system. Rep. Jarrod Ousley has asked the Legislative Post Audit Division to look into whether same-sex couples in Kansas may be treated differently by the Kansas foster care and adoption system than heterosexual ones. [Legislator Requests Survey For Bias Against Same-Sex Couples In Kansas Adoption System — KCUR]

Lancers, Rockhurst to face off Friday in LAKC championship. The Lancers will have a chance to defend their LAKC title on Friday. By beating rival Pembroke Hill 12-9 on Wednesday, the Lancers advanced to the championship game, where they’ll face Rockhurst, who defeated Blue Valley in the semi-final. The game will 7 p.m. Friday at UMKC.

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