KDOT to close 134th Street near I-70 next week for bridge work

134th Street near I-70 will be closed to all through traffic from March 31 to April 4 for bridge construction work.

The road closure includes both northbound and southbound lanes from Kansas Avenue to Riverview Avenue, and will be in effect 24/7. The closure starts at 8 a.m. Monday, March 31, and runs through 6 p.m. April 4.

According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, there will be no marked detour. Drivers will need to use alternate routes during the roadway closure.

The Kansas Department of Transportation urged all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and slow down when approaching and driving through the project work zone.

Man extradited to Wyandotte County in connection with Bonner Springs robbery

James A. Vaughan

A man faces charges of aggravated robbery in connection with an incident March 15 in Bonner Springs.

James A. Vaughan, 49, was arrested in Missouri this past weekend, and today was transported by deputies to the Wyandotte County Jail.

He was booked into the jail and is being held on a $75,000 bond in connection with an aggravated robbery March 15 at Advance America, 608 Tulip, Bonner Springs. The warrant also said he is being held for kidnapping.

More than $1,300 was taken in the robbery, according to authorities.

Authorities said the suspect carried a long-barreled gun during the robbery. Bonner Springs police had issued an arrest warrant for Vaughan and sought the public’s assistance in locating him on March 19.

Vaughan will make his first court appearance on Wednesday.

Freeby graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Josephine J. Freeby graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Freeby is the daughter of Carmelita and William Freeby of Kansas City, Kan.  She is a 2011 graduate of Bonner Springs High School.