Lenexa Police search for suspect after man allegedly fires shots at officers

first_imgLenexa Police on Monday morning continued to search a neighborhood surrounding the 8900 block of Haskins Street after a man allegedly fired shots at officers as he ran from a stolen car.Master Police Officer Danny Chavez says officers attempted to stop a stolen car. The suspect then allegedly fired shots at officers as he ran from the vehicle. No officers are believed to have returned fire.Shortly after 7 a.m. Monday, Lenexa Police said they were searching for a Black male, approximately 5’10”, with a stocky build and shoulder-length dreadlocks. He was last seen wearing black pants and a black sweatshirt.Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this suspect or any other details that could help with the investigation is asked to call Lenexa Police at 913-477-7301 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).First call came in around 1:30 a.m.Recorded radio traffic states an automated license plate reader alerted dispatchers that a stolen vehicle had been detected at 1:36 a.m. Monday. Dispatchers tracked the car with traffic cameras until officers were able to get to the area.Officers located the car, a 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL320, parked with the driver’s door open in the 8900 block of Haskins Street. The officer reported one person was outside of the car.At 1:49 a.m., the officer can be heard telling dispatchers that the person was running towards the back of a duplex and then fired shots at officers.A county-wide call to assist the officer was then sent over dispatch. Officers from as far away as Gardner responded to help in the search for the suspect.An Overland Park PD Lenco Bear, a type of armored vehicle, arriving on the scene in Lenexa Monday. Photo credit Mike Frizzell.Officers set a large perimeter from 87th Street and Candlelight Lane to 91st Street and Gillette Street. Multiple K-9 units and drones were used in the search for the suspect.Chavez with Lenexa PD confirmed that officers were fired on by the suspect. No officers are believed to have returned fire, according to Chavez, and no officers were injured.Police have not released a description of the suspect.The large perimeter was held until shortly before 6 a.m. Monday,when officers from outside agencies were released from their positions.Tactical vehicles, including an MRAP from the Olathe Police Department and a Lenco Bear from the Overland Park Police Department, responded to assist with the search. The Lenexa Police Department’s Tactical Team is also in the area.last_img read more

September 1, 2015 On the Move

first_imgSeptember 1, 2015 On the Move September 1, 2015 On the Move On the Move Natasha Lias has joined Children’s Legal Services as a senior attorney in Ft. Myers. Bonnie Sack has recently joined Children’s Legal Services as a senior attorney in Miami. Rebekah Taylor has recently joined Children’s Legal Services as a senior attorney in Sanford. Ginger Cooper has joined Children’s Legal Services as a senior attorney in Miami. Amanda Riyad has joined Children’s Legal Services as an attorney in St. Augustine. Caitlin Burke has recently joined Children’s Legal Services as an attorney in Gainesville. Stephanie L. Kane has joined Smolker, Bartlett, Loeb, Hinds & Sheppard in Tampa focusing on commercial real estate with an emphasis on real estate transactions and lending. Michael J. Thomas has been elected president and CEO of Pennington, P.A., in Tallahassee. Rex Ware has joined the Radey Law Firm in Tallahassee as of counsel. Ware focuses on state and local taxation and state government contracting. Alicia Noelle Braker has joined ShuffieldLowman in Tampa focusing on estate planning and probate, tax law, and planning for high net worth families with closely held businesses. Terra D. Wilhelm joined Abbey Adams Byelick & Mueller as partner and Natalie L. Paskiewicz joined the firm as an associate.Wilhelm and Paskiewicz practice in all areas of civil trial liability matters, with a focus on premises liability, trucking transportation, automobile negligence, products liability, and negligent security. Hannah E. McCullin has joined Kubicki Draper in Pensacola focusing on the defense of automobile, commercial/corporate, construction, labor/employment, premises, products, property, and transportation/trucking matters. Stacey J. Manning has become the Putnam County attorney. Craig P. Liszt has joined Roig Lawyers in Miami as an associate focusing on admiralty and maritime law. Jon May and Barry Turner have joined Jones Walker in Miami as special counsels. May joins the corporate compliance and white collar defense team and Turner joins the banking and creditors’ rights team. Telsula C. Morgan has joined Lewis, Longman & Walker in West Palm Beach as an associate focusing on environmental and natural resources, health care and administrative, civil and appellate litigation. Michael E. Levine has joined Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain in Miami. Matthew E. Livesay has joined Phillip A. Baumann, P.A., in Tampa focusing on estate planning, probate, and trust administration. D. Brad Hughes has joined Jimerson & Cobb in Jacksonville as a partner focusing on business litigation, construction litigation, and community association law. David Sawyer has joined Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart in Miami as a shareholder focusing on labor and employment law. William T. Link, Jr., has joined Reed & Mawhinney in Lakeland as a partner focusing on real estate and business transactions. The firm will now be known as Reed, Mawhinney & Link. Mitchell I. Horowitz of Tampa has been named co-chair of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney’s tax practice group, joining Bruce I. Booken in leading the practice group’s strategic initiatives and the more than 40 practicing tax attorneys across the firm’s 19 offices. Brooke G. Rosenstein has joined Haber Blank in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate focusing on real estate and transactional matters.last_img read more

18 Wind Energy Plans Submitted

first_imgThere is no shortage of companies angling to get a piece of New York State’s lucrative offshore wind energy goals.On February 14, the deadline for the latest round of proposals, a whopping 18 plans were submitted to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.Governor Andrew Cuomo mandated that NYSERDA approve at least four projects this year, with an eye on producing 9000 megawatts of offshore energy for the state by the end of the decade.Liberty Wind, a venture by Vineyard Wind and Anbaric, turned in perhaps the most specific and ambitious, giving the state options of 400, 800, or 1200-megawatt wind farms initially. The 1.2-gigawatt project — which the company said is the most cost-effective option for New York ratepayers — would be one of the largest offshore wind projects in the world and would make a major contribution to Cuomo’s objective of developing nine gigawatts of offshore wind energy to supply New York.That proposal is the subject of an accompanying article in this week’s Independent.Ørsted, which bought a 50 percent stake in Deepwater Wind late last year and sold portion of that stake to Eversource just last week, is already in the process of trying to get approval for its 130-megawatt project to come ashore in Wainscott.Equinox Wind submitted a sparsely detailed proposal for up to 2000 megawatts. Other proposals came from Atlantic Shores and Offshore Wind. Sunrise Wind, said to be another Ørsted/Eversource project, will be located within 30 or so miles off Montauk Point. Deepwater critics fear the company will turn East Hampton Town into a distribution center, funneling offshore power west.Liberty Wind promises “substantial economic development and job creation benefits to New York,” because foundational components will be fabricated at a port facility in the Capitol Region and transported down the Hudson River to the project site in the Atlantic Ocean. Liberty Wind’s turbines will be located in federal waters 85 miles away from the nearest New York shore, officials said. It will hook up to “an existing Long Island substation” that has yet to be revealed.“Our team’s extensive offshore wind experience from around the world and nearby in New England, where we are building the nation’s first utility scale offshore wind project, allows us to deliver the best project for New York,” said Lars Thaaning Pedersen, CEO of Vineyard Wind. None of the proposals pinpoint exactly how or where the offshore power will make landfall. Two environmentally fragile locations in East Hampton Town are the only locales specifically earmarked to accept the offshore [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

Too Late For East End Census Count?

first_imgThe gap between the national response rate of residents having already filed a 2020 Census form, mostly online, and that of residents on the East End is rapidly growing. This problem is particularly acute in East Hampton and Shelter Island, though Southampton and Southold towns are also lagging behind.As of the morning of April 5, the U.S. Census Bureau received a completed form for 44.5 percent of all houses in its national address registry. Contrast that figure with the 16.1 percent response in East Hampton, 20.7 percent in Southampton, 22.9 percent in Southold, and just 3.1 percent response rate on Shelter Island. Riverhead, which gets most, if not all of its messages from the Census Bureau via USPS, is much closer to the national rate, reaching 38.1 percent as of April 5.The gap for the four East End townships that will be affected has been widening. On March 29, the national response rate was at 33.1 percent, while East Hampton stood at 9.8 percent.The growing issue is caused by the Census Bureau’s methodology on the East End, and its apparent failure to plan for an epidemic or pandemic like COVID-19.Most of the nation is contacted by the Census Bureau through the U.S. Postal Service, which has continued operating through the pandemic. But the postal service is not used by the Census Bureau across large parts of the East End. Instead, in an operation called Update Leave, all contact between the bureau and residents of about two thirds of East Hampton, and half of both Southampton and Southold, as well as all of Shelter Island, is done in person by Census workers.That operation, which was supposed to begin nationwide on March 15, has been suspended as a result of the novel coronavirus.Update Leave is employed in areas where the bureau believes there is a large number of second homes, or where mail is not delivered directly to houses.And the crisis is not isolated to the East End. Nationally, there are about five million households that are contacted through Update Leave. That includes two large areas of upstate New York, where either part or all of entire townships are counted under the program. The response rate for most of them sits between 3 and 15 percent.On the national level, Shelter Island and Puerto Rico have several things in common. Both are islands, entirely counted in 2020 via Update Leave, and have a current response rates well below 4 percent. But, while Shelter Island has an estimated population of a little under 2500, Puerto Rico has an estimated population of over 2.5 million.David McMillen, of Cutchogue, which is in Southold town, said as of Sunday he had not yet been contacted to be counted.McMillen is a statistician and former employee of the Census Bureau who went on to advise the oversight committees of the Census for both the Senate and House of Representatives. Local leaders, he said, are “overwhelmed” by COVID-19. Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman is one of them.The impact of coping with the economic fallout from the virus is at the forefront of many residents’ minds. “Many people were living paycheck to paycheck,” Schneiderman said last week. “A lot of people don’t have money for food, money for rent.” He has been coordinating response efforts across the board to the current crisis and its effects, not just the Census, but with things like rapidly-growing food pantry lines.“A lot of people never needed assistance in any way,” he said. “Now, they do.”But when Schneiderman was told of the failing Update Leave Census operation, he said he became very concerned. The final numbers of the 2020 decennial Census will determine how money is spent, where money is spent, and the legislative representation of the entire East [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

Farmington Planning Commission to review new Samurai plan

first_imgFarmington Planning Commissioners will on Monday take a look at revised plans for the former Samurai Hibachi & Sushi on Grand River.Officials in October 2018 approved owner Xie Zheng LLC’s plan for a sushi restaurant, Japanese steakhouse, and 15 apartments in two, four-story buildings just east of Grove Street. Project delays centered around parking and the removal of a historic barn and a home on property adjacent to the existing two-story building.The company in 2018 opened the sushi restaurant, which later closed for remodeling and rebranding. The Krazy Krab celebrated its grand opening on March 8; about two weeks later, Michigan’s COVID-19 “stay-at-home” order went into effect.Revised plans for the property show only an addition with outdoor seating on the west side of The Krazy Krab, along with a concrete sidewalk that leads to parking in the rear of the building.The public can view and participate in the 7 p.m. meeting via the Zoom videoconferencing platform. Learn more at farmgov.com/Latest-News/Notice-of-Electronic-Planning-Meeting-July-13,-202.aspxThe meeting agenda and supporting materials are posted at farmgov.com/City-Services/Government/Agendas-and-Minutes.aspx. Reported by Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

VIDEO: Cleveland Police Officers Play Football With Kids; This Is How We Move Forward

first_img Related TopicsCleveland Normally the articles on our website are focused on what happens “on the field,” but anyone in this country, sports fan or otherwise, is aware of the controversy that’s been going on with NFL players protesting police brutality and discrimination towards African-Americans.Whether a person agrees with Colin Kaepernick or not, the reality is that unless there is action behind the statements being made, the effort is all in vain.Kaepernick’s goal was to spark a conversation, in hopes of igniting change and he succeeded at that. Players around the league have joined in his protest. He’s also putting action behind his words, donating portions of his salary to charities.Whether you agree or disagree with his protest, it has made an impact.With all of that being said, it’s stuff like what two police officers in Cleveland did over the weekend of September 11, that will make the biggest difference.Two officers, known only as Mike and Tim, took time out of their day to play football with kids in Cleveland.The mother of the children, Vanessa, decided to share the experience on Facebook and wrote:“So I’m over my parents house today by the 4th district and I looked out the window and seen two officers approaching the kids. I ran out to see what happen and the officers said “we just came to play some football”. They introduced themselves very respectfully and spend some time with the kids talking about sports, school and push ups lol.I am happy and thankful that my kids were able to see officers in a positive light with everything that is going on in the world today. My son wanted to take a pic with officer Mike “flexing” lol. Thank you for taking time out to play some football with the kids Officer Mike and Tim!!! Please tag these officers if you know them.”*View Videos Fullscreen for Better Quality* Stuff like this is how we move forward. Hopefully more officers take time to be involved in the community and hopefully more residents don’t pre-judge police officers and assume they have to be afraid or defensive.This isn’t exactly a sports-related story, but it’s another example of how sports can play a part of the bigger issues that matter in life.Shout out to Officers Mike and Tim. It’s little things like that, which make a big difference, one football game at a time. Matt Medley Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.last_img read more