Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast to meet March 15

The Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast will meet March 15 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 520 Minnesota, Kansas City, Kan.

It will be the 10th anniversary of the breakfast.

Guest speakers will be Jean Schodorf, secretary of state candidate; and Sen. Pat Pettey, D-6th Dist., with a legislative report.

The breakfast buffet opens at 8:15 a.m. and the program begins at 9:15 a.m.

The cost is $10, or $7 for students and those on limited incomes.

The meeting is open to all Democrats. Reservations are requested, but not required to attend. To make a reservation, email scottmackey08@yahoo.com by Friday, March 14.

Injury reported in K-32 accident with semi

An injury-accident was reported about 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at K-32 at 51st in Kansas City, Kan.

A 1975 Chevy Camaro driven by a 34-year-old Olathe woman was eastbound on K-32 when the driver lost control, went across the median and struck a semi in the westbound lanes, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol report.

The driver of the Camaro was injured and taken to a hospital, the trooper’s report stated.

A passenger in the car, a 34-year-old Overland Park, Kan., man, also was taken to the hospital.

The driver of the semi, a 36-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man, was not injured.

Hatchet bank robber sentenced to 15 years

A Kansas City, Mo., man who robbed an Overland Park bank with a hatchet was sentenced to 15.6 years in federal prison on Tuesday in U.S. District Court, Kansas City, Kan.

The U.S. attorney’s office said the man, Derek T. Brownlee, 35, Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty to armed robbery of the Metcalf Bank, 7800 College Blvd., Overland Park, last July 1.

He wore a bandanna over his face and carried a hatchet in the robbery.

The complaint alleged Brownlee jumped over the teller’s counter, demanded money, took cash from a drawer and personal items, then led police on a chase of up to 90 mph before being stopped in Kansas City, Mo., where he was arrested after trying to flee on foot.