President visiting Kansas City next week

Posted July 22, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Joe Jarosz
Northeast News
July 22, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Plan accordingly, it appears the President is visiting Kansas City, Mo., next week.

President Barack Obama will travel to Kansas City next week to deliver a speech on the economy. The White House announced today the President will arrive On Tuesday, July 29, and give his speech Wednesday, July 30, before returning to Washington, D.C.

The location of the speech has not yet been revealed. More details will be made available as they are provided.

    Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund is accepting reimbursable grant applications through Aug. 8

    Northeast News
    July 20, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The Kansas City, Mo., Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund awards reimbursable grants to support countless popular Kansas City activities, such as art festivals, concerts, home tours, tournaments, parades and more.

    The fund currently is accepting reimbursable grant applications for activities taking place between Sept. 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015. Applications must be received by Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 at 5 p.m.

    Any organization wishing to apply for a grant must host cultural, social, ethnic, historic, educational or recreational activities. In addition, interested organizations must:

    - be a non-profit incorporated in the state of Missouri
    - be

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    US-24 Bridge opening delayed until mid-August

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    July 19, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The third update’s the charm.

    The re-opening of the US-24 bridge has been pushed back again, this time to mid-August. US-24 is closed between Manchester Trafficway and Ewing Avenue for bridge deck replacement over the Blue River. The original completion date was scheduled for Monday, June 16. Traffic will continue to detour to I-435, to Truman Road and to Hardesty during the closure. The work also included replacing the expansion joints on the Route 24 bridge over the railroad tracks just west

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    Suspicious death outside Century Tower

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    July 19, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — A man’s death outside the Century Towers Apartments is being investigated by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department as a suspicious death.

    Captain Tye Grant of the KCPD Media Unit said the victim, a male in his early 40s, was an employee of Century Tower, 612 Garfield Ave.,  and was working in the loading dock area Friday evening. Witnesses who had just spoken with him found him minutes later on the floor just inside the dock with a serious injury to his head.

    The victim was transported to Truman

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    City offering free pet vaccinations

    Northeast News
    July 17, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Kansas City, Mo., will partner with the Raytown Animal Hospital to host two free pet vaccinations and microchipping clinic.

    The first event will be held from noon – 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Spirit of Freedom Fountain, 4700 Cleveland Ave. The second event will take place again from noon – 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Marlborough Park, located at 83rd St. and Park Ave.

    Patrick Egberuare, manager of the Animal Health and Public Safety Division, said in a press release that vaccinating pets will help them stay healthy and rabies-free. Also,

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    City officials connecting with residents Nextdoor

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    July 16, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Are your neighbors Nextdoor?

    On July 9, city officials announced at a press conference its plan to join the private social network website Nextdoor. The website is designed to improve communication at the neighborhood level. The city manger, police department and the mayor’s office will all have accounts on the website to share information regarding public safety issues, community meetings and neighborhood services specific to Kansas City neighborhoods enrolled in the website.

    The

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    High speed pursuit starts in Independence, ends in NEKC

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    July 14, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — One man was arrested late Monday afternoon following a high-speed pursuit that began in Independence and ended in Northeast Kansas City.

    The chase started shortly after 4 p.m. on Truman Road in Independence. The driver was wanted on a felony stolen vehicle charge. The pursuit lasted about 20 minutes before the driver was arrested near the intersection of Anderson and Lawndale Avenues in the Northeast. Kansas City Police assisted the Independence Police with the pursuit.

    Kansas City Police blocked off the streets around the incident,

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    Absentee voting underway

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    July 12, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Voting has begun for August’s primary elections.

    Registered voters are currently able to cast an absentee ballot for the August 5, 2014, election in Kansas City, Mo. Voters who qualify may vote via an absentee ballot either in-person until 5 p.m. Monday, August 4, or by mail. Ballots cast by mail must be received by the Kansas City Election Board no later than 7 p.m., Tuesday, August 5.

    Voting will be available from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, at the Kansas City Election Board office, located in Union Station at 30

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    Races to affect area traffic Saturday night

    Northeast News
    July 11, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — City officials are advising motorists to use caution while traveling along Chouteau Parkway and the Crossroads area tomorrow night, July 12.

    The Northland Hot Trot takes place from about 8 – 10 p.m. Saturday, July 12, and will temporarily close Chouteau Parkway between Northeast 42nd Terrace and Armour Road/Hwy. 210. Please use caution and obey all posted detours, barricades and no parking signs. Police are prepared to allow motorists to cross the routes when they deem it safe for race participants.

    On the other side of town, Rock the Crossroads takes place from about 7:30-9:30

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    Mounds of trash were collected over the past week by members of a National Youth Conference.

    Youth Conference helps clean-up Cliff Drive

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    July 11, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Over the past week, 5,300 young adults spent time in Kansas City, Mo. completing service projects.

    One project included cleaning Cliff Drive. Not all the young adults spent time along Cliff Drive, roughly 900 over the four-day project, but enough lent a hand to leave an impact.

    According to Brett Shoffner, executive director of the Cliff Drive Corridor Management Committee, the four-day clean-up totals are: over 3,000 bags

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