Briefly noted: 11 flags stolen from Flags 4 Freedom display in Merriam

Merriam officials say someone stole 11 flags from the annual Flags 4 Freedom display outside the Merriam Marketplace and the Irene B. French Community Center. The display has more than 1,500 flags out this week as part Independence Day celebrations. Officials are asking anyone who knows where the missing flags may have gone to contact the Merriam police at 913-782-0720.