Body found after apparent hit-and-run

LANSING — The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about an apparent hit-and-run crash that resulted in a man’s death.

At 5:35 a.m. Monday, deputies responded to a report of a person in the roadway on Tonganoxie Drive west of Lansing. Deputies found the body of Emanuel Ross, 34, Lawrence, according to Leavenworth County Undersheriff Jim Sherley.

Authorities believe Ross was struck at least once by an unidentified motorist, who then drove away from the scene traveling north. Investigators believe Ross was struck sometime during the early morning hours Monday.

Sherley said the incident occurred near the Suncatcher Lake RV Park, 24836 Tonganoxie Drive.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 913-682-5724.


Urban growth management proposal defeated

BASEHOR — Members of the Basehor City Council last week voted down a proposed interlocal agreement with the county regarding the city’s urban growth area.

The agreement, if it had been approved, would have granted Basehor authority regarding zoning, subdivision regulations and building codes in areas located outside the city limits.

The proposal would have involved areas located up to three miles outside the city limits, which is referred to as Basehor’s urban growth area.

The plan had faced opposition from residents who live in the urban growth area.