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Northeast’s Most Wanted

Posted April 15, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Northeast News
April 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.

 

    Acuity tests show change at NEHS

    By JOE JAROSZ
    Northeast News
    April 16, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri -Northeast High School principal Douglas Bolden knows he’ll never be a spy. Or, at least a good one.

    During spring break, he received news that he couldn’t keep to himself.

    He was so excited to hear that his school had the highest improvement in English and third highest in mathematics for the Kansas City Public Schools mid-year acuity test, he was telling anyone he saw.

    “I was ecstatic,”

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    Fewer empty seats on KCPS school board after election

    By JOE JAROSZ
    Northeast News
    April 16, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – There is some new blood on the Kansas City Public Schools Board of Education.

    During last week’s election, residents were asked to fill several seats on the KSPC school board. A total of three new members – two filling vacated seats and one incumbent not getting re-elected – were sworn in Thursday, April 10.

    For School Director sub-district four, a five-year term, Melissa Robinson was elected with over 70 percent of the vote,

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    Rhode to success is through community assistance

    By JOE JAROSZ
    Northeast News
    April 16, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – For as much as the Federal Bureau of Investigation does for the country, they occasionally need help.

    And now, one Northeast community member can say he’s been awarded for serving the greater Kansas City area.

    On April 4, 2014, at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., the bureau recognized John Fierro, president and CEO of the Mattie Rhodes Center, and 57 other individuals and organizations

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    Rare postcards show city's early growth

    By MICHAEL BUSHNELL
    Northeast News
    April 16, 2014

    This panoramic post card of downtown Kansas City, MO. looking east from Broadway, was copyrighted by G.H. Otto in 1899, just a year after picture post cards became legal for personal use.

    Strict postal regulations had formerly prevented the issue of private postcards to protect the sales of government cards, legalized in 1873. An act of Congress on May 4, 1898, legalized the use of personal post cards and allowed the same message privileges and rates

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    Jackson County Drug Task Force wins award

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    April 15, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Multiple honors have been bestowed upon Jackson County’s Drug Task Force.

    For the third year in a row, the Jackson County Drug Task Force has been recognized as the Law Enforcement Unit of the Year by the Missouri Narcotic Officers Association. Dan Cummings, the officer in charge for the task force, was also recently awarded Officer of the Year by the same organization.

    During 2013, the Drug Task Force operations led to the seizure of over 29 pounds of methamphetamine, 606 pounds of marijuana, nearly 300 pounds of synthetic narcotics and a large amount

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    Twelve roadway shootings are now linked, and reward increases

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    April 12, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Kansas City Police have positively linked 12 shooting incidents that have taken place recently on roadways around the metropolitan area.

    No new similar shootings have taken place since April 6.

    In a press release updating the media on the string of shootings taking place in Kansas City, Mo., and in surrounding areas.

    Additionally, the reward has since been increased $10,000 for information leading to an arrest. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have contributed to the reward. The KCPD is appreciative of the assistance from their partners

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    Could one of four Family Dollar stores in NEKC soon close?

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    April 11, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – With four stores in the Northeast area, the fate of several Family Dollar stores in up in the air.

    On Thursday, Family Dollar Stores, a discount retailer, announced it will close around 370 underperforming stores, cut jobs and slash prices. The cuts are in response to falling sales and business disruptions caused by bad winter weather.

    The retailer currently has around 8,100 stores in the United States. The four stores in northeast Kansas City are located at 6003 Independence Ave., 5900 Wilson Road., 634 Prospect Ave. and 4601 E Truman Road.

    Family Dollar spokeswoman Bryn

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

    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

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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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