Archive for Overland Park

Two KCK drivers in crash

Two Kansas City, Kan., drivers were in a crash at 2:40 p.m. Nov. 29 on the I-35 southbound ramp to I-435 in Johnson County.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s report, a Chevrolet Cavalier rear-ended a Honda Accord that had been stopped in traffic.

The driver of the Cavalier, a 19-year-old Kansas City, Kan., woman, was injured and taken to a hospital in Johnson County, according to the trooper’s report.

The driver of the Accord, a 28-year-old woman from Kansas City, Kan., also was injured and taken to a hospital in Johnson County, the trooper’s report stated.

Yoder wins re-election to 3rd District House seat

U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-3rd Dist., won re-election on Wednesday afternoon as final election results were posted by the Kansas secretary of state’s office.

Rep. Yoder won 51 percent of the vote, to Democrat Jay Sidie’s 41 percent, in the contest, according to the final unofficial election results.

The vote total was 171,647 for Rep. Yoder, 135,778 for Sidie, and 26,897 for Libertarian Steven Hohe, according to the results. All 630 precincts were reporting.

The 3rd District includes Johnson and Wyandotte counties, and part of Miami County.

All results are unofficial until they are certified next week.

Technical problems in Johnson County held up the election results, according to a statement made by the election office there. According to the statement, the tabulation system was overwhelmed while paper ballots were being scanned.

3rd District contest results still not in

U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-3rd Dist., said, “As of now, I don’t know if we won. I wanted to thank all those Yoder voters. One thing I do know is we have a Republican Senate and Congress.” He made the statement at the Kansas Republican watch party held at the Overland Park Marriott. Johnson County had reported just 129 out of 630 precincts in this contest by 1 a.m. Wednesday. (Photo by William Crum)

U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-3rd Dist., said, “As of now, I don’t know if we won. I wanted to thank all those Yoder voters. One thing I do know is we have a Republican Senate and Congress.” He made the statement at the Kansas Republican watch party held at the Overland Park Marriott. Brooke Yoder, spouse, was at the left. Johnson County had reported just 129 out of 630 precincts in this contest by 1 a.m. Wednesday. (Photo by William Crum)