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City asking for help finding illegal dumper

Posted August 25, 2014 at 9:23 am

Joe Jarosz
Northeast News
Aug. 25, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The city’s illegal dumping investigator is asking for your help.

Code Enforcement Officer Alan Ashurst sent an email to Northeast News saying a truck was spotted illegally dumping over the weekend. A city-owned security camera captured several photos of the truck illegally dumping.

The camera failed to get a photo of the license plate or make and model of the vehicle. Ashurst said the dumping took place at around 37th Street and Topping Avenue.

Ashurst asked that if you see the truck, contact him at 816-513-9097 and leave a detailed message if he doesn’t answer. If possible, take note of the location the truck was spotted and the license plate.

 

    Take extra precautions during heat blast

    Northeast News
    Aug. 22, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Although Kansas City has had a mild summer so far, high temperatures have returned.

    City officials want to remind residents how to beat the heat during especially high temperatures by following these tips:

    -Do not use a fan as your primary source of cooling on extremely hot days. If your home does not have air conditioning, please go to an air-conditioned location such as the city’s community centers, which are open as cooling centers during regular business hours. Please visit www.kcparks.org and click on the “Centers” tab for information on community centers.
    -Check on your neighbors,

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    KCPD asking for help with missing person

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    Aug. 20, 2014

    UPDATE:

    Troy Duckworth was found safe earlier today in Independence. The KCPD thanks you for your assistance.

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The Kansas City Police Department is asking for your help locating a missing man.

    Troy V. Duckworth, 69, was last seen at around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19, walking in the area of Topping Avenue and 23rd Street.. Duckworth suffers from dementia and other medical issues. He was last seen wearing black jeans, black loafers, a navy jacket, glasses and carrying a purple and white Harrah’s Casino umbrella.

    If you see him, contact 9-1-1 or the KCPD’s missing

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    City Hall will be closed Friday morning, Aug. 22, for emergency drill

    Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    Aug. 20, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — City Hall, 414 E. 12th St., will be closed to the public from 8 – 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, as it conducts an emergency drill for employees.

    The 311 Call Center will also be closed during this time. Residents may still submit requests for service to 311 via other contact methods including email at 3-1-1.Call.Center@kcmo.org, on Twitter @KCMO311, online at www.kcmo.gov/311 , fax to 513-1303, or by the 311 mobile app.

    The drill will help prepare city employees for an emergency, while also training employees on how to help City Hall visitors during

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    Changes coming to intersection of Benton and Independence

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    August 20, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Improvements at the intersection of Independence Avenue and Benton Boulevard are slowly getting closer to becoming official.

    At last week’s Neighborhoods, Housing and Healthy Communities meeting, Scott Overbay, project manager for the Parks and Recreation Department, gave a short update on where the project stands. After the presentation, the committee approved 3-0, minus an absent Jim Glover, to allow the director of Parks and Recreation to enter into a cooperative grant funding agreement with the Missouri Department of Transportation

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    Homicides down and relations up in East Patrol

     

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    August 20, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – At this point last year, there were 31 homicides in the area monitored by the Kansas City Police Department’s East Patrol Division.

    As of Aug. 13, 2014, there have been only 15 homicides in East Patrol.

    The division and its work in the community is heading in the right direction. That’s according to Major Rick Smith and the statistical proof he provided to the Public Safety and Emergency Services Committee last Wednesday as

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    NE Chamber wins award

    By MICAH WILKINS
    Northeast News
    August 20, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce can now add the title “award winning” to its resume.

    The chamber won an award for Best Economic Restructuring Project from the Missouri Main Street program for its efforts to improve Independence Avenue. The Missouri Main Street program held a conference in St. Louis last month which culminated in an awards ceremony July 31. Bobbi Baker Hughes, president of the Northeast Chamber of Commerce, along with Jon Henderson, the current Chair of

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    Sweeney Army Motor Mechanics School

    By MICHAEL BUSHNELL
    Northeast News
    August 20, 2014

    With school days on the horizon and the summer break drawing to a close, we take a look at an early vocational technical training school in old Kansas City, Mo.

    Sweeney’s Army Motor Mechanics School is shown on this Real Photo postcard dated Aug. 18, 1918. The school was housed in the Willys-Overland building located on 25th Street, between Grand Boulevard and McGee Street. The building was built in 1918 and actually housed a military detachment during

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    Northeast’s Most Wanted

    Northeast News
    August 20, 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.

     

    Sgt. James Gottstein of the KCPD demonstrates how to use the new care trak system. Submitted photo.

    Police using new tool to find those who wander away from their caregivers

    Northeast News
    Aug. 18, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The Kansas City Police Department has added another tool to help them protect and serve the community.

    The care trak system allows officers to locate people who have diminished mental capacities, including those who suffer from autism, traumatic brain injuries, Alzheimer’s and dementia. The tool was purchased by the Police Foundation of Kansas City for $10,000. The money was donated the day after a five-year-old boy with autism went missing in Cass County and was found dead in a pond. The KCPD is the first agency in the metropolitan area to deploy Care Trak.

    In

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