Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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School district closes offices on account of weather, city road crews gear up to treat slippery roads. The thin layer of ice that greeted Shawnee Mission area residents when they woke up this morning has prompted the Shawnee Mission School District to close school buildings and administrative offices today. There was no class for Shawnee Mission students today for a Professional Learning Day for teachers. Teachers have been asked not to report to their buildings. “Essential personnel will report as scheduled. 12-month employees will report when and if they feel it’s safe to travel,” reads a message from the district. “The CAA, Fitness Center, and PriorityOne Health Center will remain open.” Meanwhile, cities are preparing for what could be a challenging road-treatment task. “Crews arrived at 4 a.m., ready to treat roads,” Overland Park tweeted. “However, ground temps remain above freezing. Rain is expected to begin falling around morning rush hour, which will wash away any treatment. Rain is expected into the afternoon with temps falling.”

Story of attempted murder in Prairie Village to air on nationally syndicated show today. A segment telling the story of the attempted murder of Marti Hill and the Prairie Village Police Department’s work to arrest her assailant will air on Crime Watch Daily today at 1 p.m. on WDAF.

Andrea Ramsey endorses Matt Calcara in District 30 primary. Former 3rd Congressional District candidate Andrea Ramsey has endorsed Matt Calcara in the Democratic primary for the District 30 seat held by Republican Randy Powell. “He is singularly focused and dedicated to serving the citizens of House District 30,” she said. “He has worked diligently, knocking on doors, meeting constituents one-on-one to listen to their issues and concerns.” Calcara faces Brandon Woodard in the primary.