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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Silver Alert Cancelled For Missing Kansas City Woman

Sports Headlines

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications.After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations.In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 94 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing. In 2018 he became the Studio Coordinator at the Cumulus Kansas City broadcast center for Kansas City Chiefs Football.

JOHNSON COUNTY – The Overland Park Police Department reported that Lila Mertz was located safely tonight, and is being reunited with her family. The statewide silver alert has been canceled.

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JOHNSON COUNTY – The Overland Park Police Department requested that the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) issue a statewide Silver Alert for a missing Kansas City, Kan. woman.

 The whereabouts of Lila Mertz, 67, are unknown, and the public’s assistance is requested to help locate her. If you see Mertz, or have information about her whereabouts, please immediately contact the Overland Park Police Department at 913-344-8742.

Missing /Endangered 

The Overland Park Police Department needs your assistance in locating Lila Mertz (W/F, 5’6” in height, weighing 140lbs, Gray hair and Blue eyes). The family of Ms. Mertz last spoke to her in late July and reported her missing on August 16th 2019 with the Overland Park Police Department. Ms. Mertz resides in Kansas City, Kansas in the 1600 block of N 63rd Pl. Ms. Mertz vehicle, a gold 2000 Toyota Camry was last seen on August 8th 2019 near 39th Street and Prospect in Kansas City, Missouri. Ms. Mertz Kansas license tag is 423 GCH. Ms. Mertz needs her medication and her family is concerned. If you locate Ms. Mertz, please contact the Overland Park Police Department at 913-344-8742.  

Kansas Headlines

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Governor Laura Kelly Appoints Christopher Etzel to Fill District Court Vacancy in the 2nd Judicial District

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Kansas News Service

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