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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    KC’s first fire fighters honored

    By MICHAEL BUSHNELL
    Northeast News
    October 22, 2014

    In March 1867, the Missouri Legislature granted permission to allow Kansas City, Mo., to organize an official fire department.

    In August of that same year, an engine company was formed (McGee Hook and Ladder #1) and an order was placed for a steamer and two hose carts.

    Colonel Francis “Frank” Foster was elected the first chief of the Kansas City Fire Department.

    On March 12,

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    No reservoir-ations about park’s future

     

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    October 22, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – First, they took a look at Independence Avenue.

    Now, students with the Kansas City Design Center are looking at Kessler Park.

    Last Wednesday night, the first of many public engagement meetings was held between Northeast residents and the seven students involved with the Kessler Park vision study. The project will focus on repurposing the abandoned water reservoir, as well as an overall vision study of Kessler Park which would include new amenities and

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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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    Paul J. Steyaert White male, 34 Height: 5'7" Weight: 160 lbs. Last known address: 819 N Prospect Wanted: Jackson County, Warrant for Failure to Appear Known to Have Violent Tendencies

    Northeast’s Most Wanted

    Northeast News
    October 22, 2014

    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.

     

    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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