Races to impact weekend traffic

Posted October 24, 2014 at 8:30 am

Northeast News
Oct. 24, 2013

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — City officials want to make sure you’re aware of runners around Kansas City, Mo. on Saturday, Oct. 25.

First, the Making Strides against Breast Cancer Run kicks-off at 8 a.m. at Liberty Memorial. The run then heads north on Kessler Road to Pershing Road, east on Pershing (across Main) to Grand Boulevard, north on Grand to Truman Road, east on to Truman to McGee Street, south on McGee to Pershing, west on Pershing to Grand, south on Grand to 27th Street, west on 27th Street (across Main) and ending on Liberty Memorial property.

According to its website, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting more than 300 communities to finish the fight. Every breast cancer walk and event is an opportunity to honor those who have battled breast cancer, raise awareness about what

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    Columbia man charged for robberies and 120-mile chase

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    Oct. 23, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — A 32-year-old Columbia, Mo., man has been charged in connection with two robberies at a Kansas City, Mo., convenience store and a car chase that stretched from Kansas City to near the Missouri-Iowa border.

    Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said in a press release that Donald V. Buckner, 32, faces two counts of first-degree robbery, a class A felony; two counts of armed criminal action which includes a punishment of no less than three years in prison; and resisting a lawful stop, a class D felony.

    According to court records, police were dispatched

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    Reward Increase in Angel Hooper Homicide

    Northeast News
    Oct. 22, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline and the Kansas City, Mo. Police Department are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying those responsible for the Oct. 17, 2014, homicide of six-year-old Angel Hooper, who was shot and killed outside a 7-11 convenience store at 10615 Blue Ridge.

    In a press release, Det. Kevin Boehm, Crime Stoppers Coordinator, said an additional reward contribution of $10,000.00 has been added by 7-Eleven Stores, bringing the total reward up to a possible $12,000.00 for anonymous information leading to an arrest in the case. 7-Eleven has a nationwide relationship

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    Par for the Concourse

     

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    October 22, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Saturday in the park, you’d think it was the Fourth of July.

    There were different kinds of fireworks though, with people celebrating an explosive beginning to turning around the area into a more family-friendly environment.

    Over a six hour period, the look of The Concourse changed dramatically. Roughly 200 volunteers assembled early Saturday morning and by 3 p.m., the Northeast had a new, multigenerational playground, coupled with adult exercise equipment and more seating.

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    Police warn baseball fans to beware of counterfeit World Series tickets


    Northeast News
    Oct. 20, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The Kansas City Police Department is advising Royals fans to beware of counterfeit tickets to the Major League Baseball World Series.

    According to a press release, police encountered a few incidents of counterfeiting during the Royals’ postseason home games, and said stakes are even higher with the World Series starting tomorrow.

    “For a big event like this, the scammers and scalpers will come out,” Sergeant Rob Rickett, Fraud Section supervisor, said in the release. “They always do.”

    Tickets are already sold out from primary sources like Major League Baseball. Now some fans are turning to the

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    Burglary suspect wanted

    Michael Bushnell
    Oct. 17, 2014
    Northeast News

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Residents in the Historic Northeast are asked to call 9-1-1 if they see this person of interest.

    He is a suspect in a residential burglary that took place in the 500 block of Olive Street on October 14, 2014. The suspect used the victim’s stolen credit cards in businesses along Independence Avenue and Truman Road in the days following the burglary. If you see this individual, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

    Road closures for KC Marathon on Saturday, Oct. 18

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    Oct. 17, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri —If you’re heading Downtown, to Brookside or the Country Club Plaza this weekend, be on the lookout for runners.

    On Saturday, Oct. 18, the Waddell and Reed Kansas City Marathon takes place, beginning as early as 7:30 a.m. and ending around 1:30 p.m. There will be a marathon, half marathon, 5k and a kids route. It is expected that more than 12,000 runners from 50 states and seven nations will participate.

    The marathon will begin at 22nd Street and Grand Avenue, go north through Downtown, south on Main toward the Liberty Memorial, through Westport, Brookside,

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    Children’s bikes stolen from Whittier Elementary

    Northeast News
    Oct. 15, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — BikeWalkKC is asking for your help locating some missing bikes.

    On Monday, Oct. 13, a trailer holding bicycles used for fifth and sixth grade safety education classes was broken into at Whittier Elementary, 1012 Bales Ave. About nine new Trek bicycles were stolen, along with a blue tool box and red bicycle pump. Property of Whittier Elementary was also damaged.

    The trailer, bikes and other contents are owned by Children’s Mercy Hospital and are used to teach bicycle safety education programs. If you have any information regarding this incidence or the whereabouts of the stolen

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    Parks Board gains Northeast member

    Michael Bushnell
    Northeast News
    Oct. 15, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — On Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Sly James appointed Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood resident Amber Hackett to the city’s Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners. Hackett replaces McClain Bryant who recently joined the Mayor’s staff.

    Hackett hails from Corpus Christi, Texas and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas. She received her law degree from the University of Oklahoma. She currently serves as the Director of Corporate and Community Relations at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City.

    Experience a world of culture in NEKC

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    October 15, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – If you’re building a park or touring historic homes and need a break, then Don Bosco might have an option for you.

    From noon – 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, the Don Bosco English as a Second Language Center at St. Anthony’s, 309 Benton Blvd., will host its first Multi-Cultural event.

    Leslie Gasser, fund development director for the Don Bosco Center, said the ESL Center has been partners with Donnelly College in Kansas

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