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City officials connecting with residents Nextdoor

Posted July 15, 2014 at 11:00 pm

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 city and several officials are already represented on other social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter.

Mayor Sly James said the social media website allows city officials like himself to communicate with specific neighborhoods. The website has been in use in Kansas City

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    What to know about what you'll be voting for

    Northeast News
    July 16, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Missouri’s Aug. 5, primary will feature five proposed constitutional amendments, as suggested by the General Assembly.

    The proposed constitutional amendments are as follows:

    House Joint Resolution 11 proposes language that would protect the rights of Missouri farmers in regards to their agricultural production and ranching practices.

    Senate Joint Resolution 36 proposes the declaration that the right to bear arms is an inalienable right that the state government is obligated

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    Creamery offers wholesome goodness

    By MICHAEL BUSHNELL
    Northeast News
    July 16, 2014

    This week, we offer this lovely advertising postcard from the Blue Valley Creamery Company, spotlighting three of the company’s facilities in Sioux City, Iowa; St. Joseph, Mo.; and Chicago.

    “Churners of the celebrated Blue Valley Butter” is noted on the front of the card. The Blue Valley Creamery Co. had 21 large butter making plants in the United States and was noted for paying the highest price for cream.

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    Northeast’s Most Wanted

    Northeast News
    July 16, 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.

     

     

     

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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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    Explosion, underground electrical fire erupts in City Market


    By Micah Wilkins

    Northeast News
    July 9, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — An underground electrical fire took place in the Carollo’s Italian Gourmet Grocery unit at the City Market late Wednesday morning. According to one Carollo’s employee, Wille Brown, there was a large explosion, felt throughout the building, which blew the covers off of the manholes along Third Street.

    “I came outside and we had flames coming out everywhere, and a lot of smoke,” said Brown.

    According to one Kansas City firefighter there were no injuries.

    The Kansas City Fire Department promptly extinguished the fire once on the

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    KCPD have artwork created for new East Patrol building

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    July 9, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – As work continues on the Kansas City Police Department’s new East Patrol Campus, city officials just agreed to another addition to the patrol division building.

    Art.

    At a recent Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee meeting as well as a City Council meeting, council members approved the authorization of $425,000 for an agreement between artist David Dahlquist, of Des Moines, Iowa, and the city for public art.

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