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Registration open for Blue Devil 5K and Kids Trot May 5

by Kelly Rogge, KCKCC

A Kansas City Kansas Community College tradition returns this spring with the 2018 Blue Devil 5K and Kids Trot.

The Blue Devil 5K, which is in its 14th year, is at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 5. The course winds through the KCKCC campus on the roads, walking paths and sidewalks.

The Kids Trot follows at 9 a.m. and is geared toward children 11-years and younger.

Childcare volunteers will provide activities for the children from 7:30 to 9 a.m., so parents can participate in the run-walk.

Registration for the 5K is $20 per person through March 31. The Kids Trot is $10. Registration for both the Blue Devil 5K and the Kid’s Trot includes a T-shirt, Finisher’s Medal, Goodie Bag and an all-you-can eat pancake breakfast following the event. About 200 people participated in the 5K and Kids Trot in 2017.

Awards will be given to the top overall male and female finishers. In addition, the winner of each age group will receive an award and a prize. Children in the Kids Trot will run in heats based on age groups. Distances will range from 25 meters to one-quarter of a mile. No strollers are allowed.

“People should participate in the Blue Devil 5k and Kids Trot for the pancakes at the end of the race,” said Joe Mundt, wellness specialist at KCKCC. “In reality, people should participate because this is a really fun event for the whole family, plus you get a finisher’s medal and prizes in addition to the pancakes at the end. We also provide activities with professional staff for kids while their parents complete the 5k. Blue Devil 5k is a great way to take your exercise plan to the next level.”

For more information about the Blue Devil 5K Run/Walk and Kids Trot, visit Information is also available by calling the KCKCC Wellness and Fitness Center at 913-288-7610. An entry form must be filled out for each registrant.

Early bird registration can be completed at

Registration can also be completed in person at the KCKCC Wellness Center. Volunteers are also needed. For information on how to volunteer for the Blue Devil 5K Run-Walk and Kids Trot, call 913-288-7370.


Police ask for assistance in locating two persons

Tyjuana Watson (Jackson)

Kansas City, Kansas, police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating persons in connection with a homicide at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Firelight Lounge, in the 1800 block of Parallel Parkway.

A police spokesman asked the public to help locate Tyjuana Watson (Jackson), 46. She is a suspect in the shooting that killed Michael Williams, a bystander at the lounge, the police spokesman stated.

According to police, a woman was inside the lounge, produced a handgun and randomly fired a shot that struck and killed Williams, a bystander.

Tyjuana Watson (Jackson) is also known as Tyjuana Jackson, Lacresha Brooks, Karita Brooks, TY Jackson and Tyjuanal McCloud.

Bond has been set at $500,000 for Tyjuana Watson (Jackson).

Police are also seeking the public’s help to locate Lacresha Carr, 40. Watson was last seen leaving the Firelight Lounge with Lacresha Carr in a white Cadillac Escalade with a Missouri tag of ULOF6U, according to police. Bond has been set at $20,000 for Carr.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS or a local law enforcement agency if they see or know the whereabouts of either of the persons, police stated.

Lacresha Carr


Quiet weather, with slight chance of rain this afternoon

Flowers can be seen around Wyandotte County today, the vernal equinox, considered the first day of spring. (Staff photo)

The National Weather Service says weather may be fairly quiet today, with a slight, 20 percent, chance of rain this afternoon.

Today is the spring or vernal equinox, considered to be the first day of spring. In the equinox, the sun crosses the earth’s equator, and night and day are about equal length.

No hazardous weather is expected through the remainder of the work week, according to the weather service. While thunderstorms are possible Friday night, the threat of severe weather is low.

Today, there will be a high near 49, with a 20 percent chance of rain after 3 p.m., the weather service said. A northwest wind will be 5 to 9 mph.

Tonight, the low will be around 33 with mostly cloudy skies that will become clear. There will be a north northwest wind of 3 to 8 mph, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, it will be sunny with a high near 57, the weather service said. A light and variable wind will become west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday night, the low will be around 39 with a south southeast wind of 3 to 6 mph, according to the weather service.

Thursday, the high will be near 68 with mostly sunny skies and a south wind of 6 to 10 mph, the weather service said.

Thursday night, the low will be around 46 with mostly cloudy skies, according to the weather service.

Friday, there will be a 30 percent chance of showers after 1 p.m. with a high near 66, the weather service said.

Friday night, there is a 40 percent chance of showers, with thunderstorms possible after 1 a.m., according to the weather servie. The low will be around 54.

Saturday, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 71, the weather service said.

Saturday night, the low will be around 42 with partly cloudy skies, according to the weather service.

Sunday, there is a 50 percent chance of showers, with a high near 57, the weather service said.

Sunday night, expect a 40 percent chance of showers with a low of 40, according to the weather service.

Monday, there is a 50 percent chance of showers with a high near 56, the weather service said.

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