| || Principal responds to story about drunken incident|
When offered the opportunity to respond to a March 28 story in the Topeka Capital-Journal describing a drunken night while he was deployed overseas with the Kansas National Guard five years ago, Mittman responded in detail, and he owned his behavior.
| VCMS principal, assistant resign|
Greg Mittman, principal, and Ron Barry, assistant principal and athletic director, submitted their resignations during the past week.
| Mother pleads to battery charge|
Diana Glenn was arrested April 12, a day after a teacher at West Elementary School reported that a child had visible marks where the 5-year-old was struck.
| Stabbing call turns out to be bogus|
A resident told dispatchers that a man who complained of having a stab wound was at her house. When officers arrived, the man was facedown on the ground. Officers checked for signs of a wound, but did not find anything.
| Man arrested after vehicle enters pond|
In a report, the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office said a vehicle driven by Brandon Hamilton was eastbound on Idle Banks (north of 85th and east of Oliver) when it left the road and went into a pond.
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| Kechi finalizing details of Boardwalk project|
First, an adjustment had to be made to the drainage portion of the project. The council unanimously agreed to take on an additional $2,000 thousand dollars for the drainage portion. This will help pay for the mobilization of the construction team.
POLICE & FIRE
| Bel Aire asks drivers to respect construction zones|
Major roadways in Bel Aire have seen a fair amount of work in the last year. Rock Road, 53rd and 37th have seen some recent repairs and are still in the process of completion. While finishing the work, crews have had lanes of sections of road blocked off — but not all residents have complied with the rules.
| Bel Aire council unsupportive of taser use|
Atteberry explained that the department's current tasers are no longer under warranty and that the provider, Axon, no longer repairs that model. The police department has more than enough money budgeted to make the purchase but was able to make a deal with Axon that would save about $1,890. Atteberry has the authority to make the purchase; however, in order to enter into the new deal that would save the department a little money he needed approval from the council.
HEARD ON MAIN STREET
| || BILLY MEECE|
Billy “Billy Bob" Wayne Meece, 71, died April 11, 2017.