Residents invited to suggest names for KCPD East Campus

Posted September 23, 2014 at 10:22 am

Joe Jarosz
Northeast News
Sept. 23, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Think you have the perfect name for the soon-to-open police station for the East Patrol?

Residents are invited to a public hearing to consider whether the East Patrol Division Station and Crime Lab Campus, or an individual part of the campus, should carry a name other than East Campus. The campus is currently under construction at 27th Street and Prospect Avenue. The public hearing will take place from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at the Robert J. Mohart Multipurpose Center, 3200 Wayne Ave.

City officials will be on hand to listen to public recommendations and comments. This hearing will begin a public process to examine whether a name should be attached to the campus, as well as who could be honored and why. If a name is given to the facility, it would mark the first time any KCMO police station is

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    Police investigating shooting death of a man in Northeast area

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    Sept. 22, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The Kansas City, Mo., Police Department are investigating the death of a man found in the Northeast area.

    According to Captain Tye Grant of the KCPD Media Unit, officers were dispatched to the 5600 block of E. 16th Terrace around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21. Upon arrival, officers found the body of a deceased male in the front yard of 5623 E. 16th Terrace.

    The victim appeared to have been shot. Police are investigating the death as a homicide.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Crime Stoppers Greater Kansas City TIPS Hotline

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    Race affects NE area Saturday morning

    Northeast News
    Sept. 19, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — City officials are notifying motorists that three separate races, including one in the Northeast area, will impact traffic in the area around 18th and Vine, Rockhurst University and Brookside.

    On Saturday, the Fit Families 5k will begin at 8 a.m. at the Black Archives, 1722 E. 17th Terrace. The race will travel to Paseo, Truman Road and end near Parade Park at 18th and Vine. For more information visit http://kcraceday.org/races/fit-families-5k/.

    Also this weekend, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Hopkins Skip and Run begins and ends at Forest Avenue on the campus of Rockhurst University. For more

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    Letter to the Editor: Don’t close the gates at Cliff Drive

    Northeast News
    September 17, 2014

    Dear Northeast News:

    Cliff Drive is a lovely and leisurely natural bypass of Benton Circle, Gladstone Blvd., Lexington Ave., the medical school and housing complex across north of it. It is a wonderful drive to show visitors and people who don’t know about what a hidden gem it is near to our downtown, away from the congestion and neighborhood streets or Independence Ave.

    I am a regular user of Cliff Drive to and from my work and delivering Meals

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    Brush Creek synonymous with Plaza living

    By MICHAEL BUSHNELL
    Northeast News
    September 17, 2014

    This Kodachrome postcard published in the late 1950s shows the numerous apartment buildings built on the south side of Brush Creek near the Country Club Plaza. The bridge shown in the card was deemed obsolete following the tragic flood of 1977, which killed 25 people and caused over $100 million in damages to businesses along the banks of the normally placid creek.

    A new bridge was erected in 1980-81 that allowed for a more freely flowing

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    Northeast’s Most Wanted

    Northeast News
    September 17. 2014

    East Patrol Division

    These people are sought by the Kansas City, Mo. Police Department and are presumed to be in our area. Call 911 or the TIPS hotline at (816) 474-TIPS if you know their whereabouts and want to improve the delivery of justice in Kansas City.

     

     

    Down to three options for Cliff Drive

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    September 17, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The options are there.

    Now it’s a matter of figuring out which would be best for business along Cliff Drive.

    At the Cliff Drive Corridor Management Committee’s quarterly meeting last Wednesday, committee members, Northeast neighborhood association representatives and area stakeholders discussed the three options presented for the future of Cliff Drive.

    Kansas City parks superintendent Forest Decker laid out the options that will be presented to area

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    Church has big plans for its community

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    September 17, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Michael Mayberry has big goals for the Grace United Community Ministries.

    Mayberry, the executive director for the church, set forth those plans last November when he contacted The Land Bank of Kansas City to request ownership of the former Tropics Car Wash located behind the church, at 801 Benton Blvd.

    “They liked the proposal that we presented,” Mayberry said, adding it took about 10 months to complete the process and paperwork. “We closed

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    Letter to the Editor: Let’s talk trash in our neighborhoods

    Northeast News
    September 17, 2014

    Dear Editor:

    Lets talk trash once again. Troy Nash held a meeting at The Gem theater called “lets talk trash.” I attended and spoke. Solid waste at that time was in the Environmental Services Department led by John Stufflebeam. John said at that meeting, “Golly GEE if I knew where this trash was I would get it picked up.”

    I rose again and said, “John you just screwed up. You will know Monday morning.” That weekend my wife and

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    Murder charges filed in August shooting

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    Sept. 16, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — A Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the Aug. 24, 2014, murder of Darrell Fennell.

    Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said in a press release that Reginald L. Abbott, 35, faces first-degree murder and armed criminal action charges after officers were dispatched to the intersection of Truman and Woodland Avenues following an early morning shooting.

    According to court records, witnesses told police officers that they saw a man standing over Farrell near the intersection. The suspect was holding a black pistol and soon left the crime scene headed in the direction

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