Murder charges filed in connection with Jewish Community Center slayings

Murder charges were filed today in Johnson County District Court against a white supremacist, Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., in connection with the killings of three persons Sunday at the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park.

Authorities said that the suspect, also known as Frazier Glenn Miller, was charged with one count of capital murder and a count of first-degree premeditated murder, and also might face federal charges later in connection with hate crimes.

The suspect, 73, is from Aurora, Mo., and has a long history of involvement in white supremacist groups, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Bond was set at $10 million.

The Johnson County killings were mentioned today in a message to Congress by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, requesting $15 million in funding for active shooter training for law enforcement officers to help them to respond to mass shooting incidents. The training would be for front-line officers.


Injury-accident reported on I-35

An injury-accident occurred at 6:43 a.m. April 15 on I-35 northbound, just south of Rainbow Boulevard in Kansas City, Kan.

Two vehicles were northbound on I-35 when a Mercedes Benz collided with a Ford Fusion, according to the trooper’s report.

A 28-year-old Overland Park, Kan., woman driving the Mercedes Benz was injured and taken to a hospital in Kansas City, Kan., according to a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s crash log.

The driver of the Ford Fusion, a 50-year-old woman from Lenexa, Kan., was not injured, according to the report.


Job fair to be Wednesday at KCKCC

by Kelly Rogge

Looking for a job? Then mark your calendars for the 2014 Workplace-Kansas City Job Fair at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

The fair is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 in the KCKCC Field House, 7250 State Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

“The goal of the job fair is to connect employers who are hiring with students and community residents that are looking for employment,” said Linda Wyatt, director of career planning and placement at KCKCC.

The list of employers includes:

·         Aerotek

·         AT-Tech Technical Staffing

·         Alenco Inc.

·         Cerner Corp.

·         Coca Cola Refreshments

·         Deffenbaugh Industries Inc.

·         DeVry University

·         Economic Opportunity Foundation

·         Fed Ex Ground

·         Frito Lay

·         Gear For Sports

·         Girl Scouts of NE KS and NW MO

·         Hollywood Casino

·         KCKCC-TEC

·         Kansas City, Kan., Board of Public Utilities

·         Kansas City, Mo., Police Department

·         Kansas National Guard

·         Liquid Education

·         Long Motor Corp.

·         Mosaic

·         North Kansas City Hospital

·         Olathe, Kan., Police Dept.

·         PACES

·         Pipefitters Local Union

·         Primerica Financial Services

·         Quintiles Phase I Services

·         7th Street Casino

·         Schlitterbahn Waterpark

·         Sheraton and Westin KC Crown Center

·         State Street Corp.

·         Swope Health Services

·         TJ Maxx

·         The Forum at Overland Park

·         The University of Kansas Hospital

·         Truman Medical Center

·         Unified Government of Kansas City, Kan., – Wyandotte County

·         UPS

·         Workforce Partnership

“A job fair gives the job seeker an opportunity to talk to many employers who are hiring at one time,” Wyatt said. “It also allows the job seeker to make contacts that can be followed up on and that can lead to employment.”

Participants should dress professionally and have resumes on hand. They will have the opportunity to visit with all of the area employers as well as fill out job applications. The job fair is sponsored by the Career Center and KCKCC.

For more information, call 913-288-7644.