7th Street Casino’s Stride for Life 5k this weekend

Posted April 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Northeast News
April 10, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Before you head to the casino this weekend, why not try your luck at finishing a 5K?

7th Street Casino is holding its fifth annual Stride for Life 5k, beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at Pierson Park, 1800 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kan., in support of Due West Therapeutic Riding Center.

Participant and sponsor registration begins at 7 a.m. at shelter one, next to the parking lot. Additional parking will be provided in the Turner Elementary School parking lot. Professional timers will be provided through Race Day Timing Solutions. Participants will receive a 7th Street Stride for Life t-shirt, a 7th Street Casino logo cup and refreshments. Category winners will also receive medals and other awards.

Each year 7th Street Casino hosts a 5K run/walk in support of a local charity. In the past, 7th Street Casino has supported women’s heart health, Kansas

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    Man falls into Missouri River from Heart of America bridge


    Joe Jarosz

    Northeast News
    April 9, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Kansas City firefighters and water rescue crews are searching for a man in the Missouri River after falling from the Heart of America bridge.

    James Garrett, media contact for the KCFD, said the fire department got the call around 2:45 p.m., for a male who fell into the bridge. At the moment, he said crews have not been able to locate the man and was not sure whether he survived the plunge. Crews are in the process of conducting a water search and rescue.

    “Crews

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    Voters Approve Ballot Initiatives

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    April 8, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Residents made a splash at the polls on election day.

    On Tuesday, Kansas City, Mo. voters overwhelmingly voted yes for Question 1, authorizing the city to sell $500 million in water bonds. The measure received over 80 percent support from residents, 13564 votes for yes, compared to the 18 percent, 3,084 votes, for no.

    Of the 213,018 registered voters, only 16,804, or 7.89 %, cast a vote today.

    All questions on Tuesday’s ballot —  a fee for hotel inspections, and

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    Reward Increase in Roadway shootings

    Northeast News
    April 8, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Local authorities have increased a reward for information leading to an arrest for those responsible for highway shootings.

    According to Det. Kevinn Boehm, crime stopper coordinator for the Kansas City, Mo. Police Department, up to $7,000 could be rewarded to anyone who provides credible information via the TIPS Hotline about the 13 area highway shootings that have taken place recently in Kansas City, Mo.

    The KCPD, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Federal Bureau of Investigation have collaborated to offer an increased reward for anonymous information. Each federal agency has pledged $2,500, which

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    Last minute election reminders

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    April 6, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — On Tuesday, Kansas City, Mo., residents will be asked to head to area polling places to vote. The 213,018 registered voters, at least.

    But do you know where to go or what to do if you’re filing an absentee ballot? In-person absentee voting at the Kansas City Election Board’s Union Station office, 30 W. Pershing Road, runs through 5 p.m. tomorrow. All mail-in absentee voting must be received by the election board no later than 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8.

    If you plan to head to the polls, don’t forget your new voter identification

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    New PR Coordinator for KCPS

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    April 5, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The Kansas City Public Schools have filled the role of public relations and marketing coordinator.

    Ray Weikal is joining the KCPS in the role previously held by Andre Riley, who left on Feb. 19, 2014, for a position in Dallas. Riley previously held the title for the past six years.

    As the coordinator, Weikal will help ensure the public and media access to information about the KCPS. Weikal will also help produce and distribute staff communications, social media and multimedia content and communications for

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    Pho Hoa Expands to Midtown

    Michael Bushnell
    Northeast News
    April 4, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Capitalizing on his wildly popular Pho Hoa Noodle Soup eatery in the old Scimeca’s grocery space, 1447 E Independence Ave., Spike Nguyen and his wife Jessie have taken their concept on the road.

    Thursday morning, flanked by local dignitaries from the city, county and the Vietnamese consulate, Jessie Nguyen cut the ribbon on the newly opened Eye-Pho Tower at the corner of Broadway and Valentine Road. The roughly 3,000 square foot restaurant seats a little over 150 patrons and features menu items carried over from Pho Hoa, while also expanding the French Fusion

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    KCPD and FBI asking for public’s help

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    April 4, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The Kansas City, Mo., office of the FBI and the Kansas City Police Department are asking for the public’s help in the search for six wanted individuals.

    On a recent joint effort, the KCPD and the FBI recently indicted 21 individuals for conspiracy to distribute narcotics. Although a number of arrests were made, six individuals remain at large. Those being saught include: Nathaniel Jerome Morris, Ronnell R. Prewitt, Christopher Douglas Wilson, Kenneth L. Harvey, Brandon Todd Franklin and Olufemi Siffre.

    The public is asked to contact the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline

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    Illegal dumper caught with public’s help

    Michael Bushnell
    Northeast News
    April 4, 2014

    UPDATE

    According to Alan Ashurst, Code Enforcement Officer for the city’s Neighborhood and Housing Services Department, the illegal dumper showcased recently on the web pages of The Northeast News has been arrested and jailed an a multitude of charges, including a number of outstanding Jackson County warrants.

    Thursday evening, according to Ashurst, Kansas City Police were actively looking for the vehicle. Officers witnessed the vehicle near Third Street and Benton Boulevard and initiated a traffic stop. Upon checking the driver, it was determined he was wanted on outstanding warrants and was immediately taken in to custody.

    “We got

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    New Route For Cliff Drive Trail

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Those who stopped at the Parks and Recreation meeting Thursday night on the Cliff Drive and Spirit of KC Scenic Byway Trail learned about the design of a new trail.

    But they also learned an original trail idea is still in the works.

    At the meeting, representatives from the city’s Parks and Recreation Department answered questions about the location and design of bicycle and pedestrian accommodations along Third Street, Cherry Street, Independence Avenue and Cliff Drive. The new, two-mile route connects the Riverfront Heritage Trail, the Spirit of KC Scenic Byway and the Cliff

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