Officer involved shooting Sunday morning

Posted August 31, 2014 at 8:02 am

Joe Jarosz
Northeast News
Aug. 31, 2014

UPDATE:

The suspect was recently identified as Eugene Turner III, 28, of Kansas City, Mo. During the incident this morning, Turner fired several rounds at police officers before being shot and killed. It is not yet known why he was walking the streets of Northeast Kansas City carrying a gun.

The two officers involved in the shooting are now on paid administrative leave, which is normal procedure in all officer involved shootings.

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — One person is dead after an early morning shooting in the Northeast.

According to a press release from Detective Kevin Boehm, of the Kansas City Police Department, at around 4:45 a.m. Sunday, officers were dispatched to the area of Independence and Myrtle Avenues for a call of a suspicious person with a gun. Upon arrival,  officers encountered the suspect in the area of Sixth Street and Myrtle Avenue, where shots were then fired.

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    City Hall closed Monday

    Posted August 28, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    Aug. 28, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — In observance of Labor Day, city and county offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 1.

    Trash and recycling collection will also be delayed one day next week. Residents who usually have Monday trash collection will receive this service Tuesday, Sept. 2. Residents who

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    Sen. McCaskill visits company in the East Bottoms

    Posted August 27, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    Aug. 27, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Before an important Senate vote in September, one Missouri Senator is making the rounds and visiting small businesses across the state that could potentially be affected by the outcome of the vote.

    On Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill toured the

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    No tax special at local auto store

    Posted August 27, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Northeast News
    Aug. 27, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Students aren’t the only ones who get to enjoy tax free weekends.

    The owners of Late Model Auto Parts, 5420 E 10th St., announced starting today and lasting until Friday, Aug. 29, there will

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    Free pet vaccination event

    Posted August 26, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Northeast News
    August 27, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Kansas City, Mo., will partner with the Raytown Animal Hospital to host a free pet vaccination and microchipping clinic.

    The event will be held from noon – 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug.

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    KCPD looking for information after Sunday morning shooting

    Posted August 26, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    August 27, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – One person is dead following a shooting early Sunday morning.

    According to Sergeant Kari Thompson, KCPD Media Unit, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Truman and Woodland Avenues

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    Connecting some spirit with a scenic view

    Posted August 26, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    August 27, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department is working on a connection worth taking time to perfect.

    Scott Overbay, project manager for the Parks and Recreation Department, told the

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    City Market to host Health Fair

    Posted August 26, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Northeast News
    August 27, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Along with encouraging healthy eating, the City Market will also soon encourage healthy living and wellness.

    Head over to the City Market from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30,

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    More flavor with this year’s Taste and Tour

    Posted August 26, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    August 27, 2014

    NOTE: The date published in this week’s Northeast News for the Northeast Chamber’s Taste and Tour should be Saturday September 6th. The Northeast News regrets the error.

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Drive around the Northeast and you’ll notice some international

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    Residents willing to be change agents in NEKC

    Posted August 26, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    August 27, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – For two nights in a row last week, Major Rick Smith and members of the East Patrol Division of the Kansas City Police Department took the time to listen to the concerns of the area

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    KCMO CDE recruiting for fall workshop classes

    Posted August 26, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Northeast News
    August 27, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Kansas City, Mo., Community Development Entity is accepting recruits for its fall business workshop.

    The KCMO CDE is a 501(c)(4) community development entity committed to creating opportunities in Kansas City’s

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    East Patrol public forum covers wide range of topics

    Posted August 26, 2014 at 11:00 pm

     

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    August 27, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – This past week, the Kansas City Mo., Police Department held citywide community forums – six total – to discuss with residents how to better improve and what’s being done correct in their respected area divisions.

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    City asking for help finding illegal dumper

    Posted August 25, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    Aug. 25, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The city’s illegal dumping investigator is asking for your help.

    Code Enforcement Officer Alan Ashurst sent an email to Northeast News saying a truck was spotted illegally dumping over the weekend. A city-owned security camera captured several photos of the truck illegally dumping.

    The

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    Grant to help bring more soccer to Northeast

    Posted May 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

    By JOE JAROSZ
    Northeast News
    May 28, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Are you ready for some football Northeast Kansas City?

    Well, not the American version, but the European style, better known to us as soccer.

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    Area youth getting the chance to ride

    Posted March 25, 2014 at 11:00 pm

     

    By JOE JAROSZ
    Northeast News
    March 26, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Inner-city youth are now able to go mountain biking in style, thanks to the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department.

    The Police Athletic League of Kansas City recently received a

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    Mattie Rhodes combines health lessons with soccer

    Posted December 25, 2013 at 12:00 am

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    December 25, 2013

    Missourians aren’t known for leading the most healthy lifestyles, but the Mattie Rhodes Center is hoping to break that trend.

    To promote health and wellness in youngsters, Mattie Rhodes is capitalizing

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    Thanksgiving Day races affect traffic

    Posted November 25, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Northeast News
    November 25, 2013

    Two races will affect traffic in Kansas City on Thursday, Nov. 28.

    Ward Parkway Thanksgiving Day 5K 
    The Ward Parkway Thanksgiving Day 5K will begin on the north side of the Ward Parkway Center (at Ward Parkway and 86th Terrace). Road closures will take place from about

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    Northeast High School re-dedicates gym

    Posted October 29, 2013 at 11:00 pm

     

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    October 30, 2013

    “Welcome to Viking Nation.” That’s the sign that now greets all who enter the Markey-Peters Field House at Northeast High School (NEHS).

    The field house has been transformed, featuring brand new

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    X Games athletes perform at NEHS

    Posted September 17, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    September 18, 2013

    “We came with a message and we came to represent our sport,” the announcer said as students gathered around the half-pipe.

    Music blared at the Northeast High School football field as

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    New school year means new buildings for some

    Posted August 12, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Northeast News
    August 13, 2014

    Northeast Middle School

    School’s back from summer break. Monday, Aug. 11, was the official first day of school for elementary, middle and high school students of the Kansas City Public

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    NEHS alum helps Nueva Vida Church go green

    Posted May 28, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    May 29, 2013

     

     

    Thanks to a Northeast High School alum, Nueva Vida (New Life) Church in Historic Northeast is harnessing the power of the sun to reduce electricity costs.

    Solar panels now line the church’s flat roof, soaking up the

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    Around the world

    Posted May 28, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Northeast News
    May 29, 2013

    Holy Cross Catholic School students show off their dancing skills and colorful costumes during the May 10 World Cultures Program at the school. Students created their costumes in art class and each costume represented a different country, ranging from   Mexico to Sudan to France to India

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    Bike time at James Elem.

    Posted May 21, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    By LESLIE COLLINS 
    Northeast News
    May 22, 2013

    “I didn’t think it was going to be as fun as it was. I had a lot of fun in this program,” James Elementary fifth grader Alesha Cheffen said.

    Cheffen, along with five other James fifth graders, just completed the Earn-A-Bike program sponsored  and created by

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