by William Crum
At tonight’s work session, the Board of Public Utilities heard a report on staffing and employment opportunities available.
At the regular meeting, Chuck Schlittler, head of the Downtown Shareholders, gave an update on what is going on in the downtown area of Kansas City, Kan., regarding new development.
Jerry Ohmes, director of electric systems control, made a presentation. He helps the BPU comply with federal regulations, helping meet the federal mandates.
David Mehlhaff, chief communications officer, gave a presentation regarding the Board of Public Utilities Empower Education Program, a program designed to encourage young people to learn.
Joshua J. Brazeal
The Wyandotte County District Attorney today charged Joshua J. Brazeal, 28 years old, last known to reside in Fort Scott, Kan., with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the Aug. 19 death of 79-year-old Geraldine Strader of Kansas City, Kan.
Brazeal was operating a 2001 Cadillac when he struck a Toyota passenger car driven by Strader at 38th and Haskell, in Kansas City, Kan., at about 4:15 p.m. yesterday. Strader died from injuries sustained in that collision.
Brazeal was also charged with the reckless aggravated battery of Brianna Marshall, who had been a passenger in the Cadillac; and with leaving the scene of a collision resulting in injury; as well as several traffic offenses, according to the district attorney’s office.
The Kansas City, Kan., Police Department is investigating.
The Wyandotte County District Court issued an arrest warrant for Brazeal. Bond was set at $500,000.
Brazeal is in custody in Kansas City, Mo., the district attorney’s office said. A court date will be scheduled after he is returned to Kansas.