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12/18/2014Senior programs canceled for December 18.
All senior programs, including lunch, are canceled at The Palmer Center and the Truman Memorial Building today.
12/4/2014Telephone Scan Targets Residents
The City of Independence Utilities Customer Service is warning its customers about a recent telephone scam which targets Spanish speaking customers.
11/25/2014Liberty Street to close between Kemper Ave. and Jones St.
Work will take place beginning 9 a.m. on Monday, December 8 and will be completed by 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 9.
11/24/2014The Palmer Center December Activities and Programs
The Palmer Center at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO is operated by the City of Independence and is dedicated to the mission of improving the overall health of adults 50+.
11/24/2014Annual Mayor's Christmas Concert December 7
Make plans to attend the 29th Annual Mayor’s Christmas Concert benefitting the Community Services League at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 7 at the Community of Christ Auditorium, 1001 W. Walnut.
11/21/2014Public Flu Vaccination Clinic November 24
There will be a public flu vaccination clinic from 3 - 7 p.m. at the Barbara J. Potts Public Health Center, 515 S. Liberty on Monday, November 24.
11/14/2014Annual Arts & Crafts Show Returns Nov. 21-22
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping as you browse through four floors with more than 120 booths offering a wide variety of arts and crafts items.
11/14/2014Independence Square Lighting Ceremony Canceled
Due to the inclement weather in the forecast, the Independence Square Lighting Ceremony scheduled for Saturday, November 15 has been canceled.
11/14/2014Independence Wins Digital City Award
This is the twelfth year for Independence to rank as one of the most technology-advanced cities in America.
11/7/2014Rally at the Rink: Pre-Game Pep Rally
The City of Independence invites all hockey fans to join the kick-off Pep Rally from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 8, 2014.
11/3/2014Former Independence Mayor Barbara Potts to be Honored November 5
At 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5, the City of Independence Health Department building at 515 S. Liberty will be dedicated as the Barbara J. Potts Public Health Center.
10/30/2014Story Telling Celebration Thursday, November 6
For great story telling, bring the kids to George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Road at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 6.
10/28/2014Palmer Center Activities and Events for November
The Palmer Center at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO is operated by the City of Independence and is dedicated to the mission of improving the overall health of adults 50+.
10/8/2014Independence Hosting Mayor's Prayer Hour
Independence Mayor Eileen Weir will host the 2014 City of Independence Mayor’s Prayer Hour beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 13, 2014.
10/3/2014Independence Awarded Healthy Eating and Active Living Grant
The City of Independence Health Department was recently awarded a grant for a Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) program by the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services.
10/2/2014Independence Announces Royals Apparel Drive
The City of Independence is joining forces with Community Services League to sponsor a donation drive for new, youth-size Kansas City Royals apparel.
10/1/2014Ticket Contests Return for 2014-15 Season
Independence residents can again register to win two tickets to a Missouri Mavericks hockey game or a Comets soccer game.
9/29/2014Independence declares Tuesday, Sept. 30 as Royals Blue Day
To recognize the achievements of the Kansas City Royals, Mayor Eileen Weir has issued a Proclamation declaring Tuesday, September 30, 2014 as Royals Blue Day in the City of Independence.
9/29/2014Independence to Receive ImpacT Award for Efficiency
The City of Independence has been recognized by the Kansas City Business Journal with a 2014 ImpacT Award for its development of a mobile app for code enforcement.
9/23/2014National Night Out Against Crime October 7
On Tuesday, October 7, neighborhoods throughout Independence are invited to join forces with communities nationwide for the “National Night Out” crime and drug prevention event.
9/12/2014Prescription Drug "Take Back"
The Independence Police Department will participate in the DEA-sponsored semi-annual national prescription drug “Take-Back” event on Saturday, September 27, 2014.
8/29/2014Independences Announces Temporary Policy Change for Cat Intake
In cooperation with Jackson County, the City of Independence is implementing a temporary restriction on acceptance of cats.
8/28/2014Some City Offices Closed During SantaCaliGon Festival
Due to parking limitations during the annual SantaCaliGon Festival, some City offices and buildings will be closed.
8/28/2014September Classes and Activities at The Palmer Center
The Palmer Center at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO is operated by the City of Independence and is dedicated to the mission of improving the overall health of adults 50+.
8/25/2014Little Princess Ball September 20
Little Princesses ages 4-10 are invited to the annual Little Princess Ball on Saturday, September 20.
Police News
12/18/2014Burglars Steal Christmas Presents
Burglars entered home while family members were at home . . .
12/8/2014Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
From mid-December through New Year's Day Independence Police will be out
12/7/2014Phone Threats
The Independence PD wants to alert citizens to ongoing phone threats.
12/4/2014Telephone Scam Warning
Warning about a recent telephone scam that is targeting Hispanic citizens
12/1/2014Scam Warning
A utility scam is being used in the metropolitan area to steal mony from victims
11/27/2014Pedestrian Identified
The deceased pedestrian from the accident on 40 Hwy and River has been identified.
11/26/2014Fatality Accident on 40 Hwy
The Independence Police Department's Accident Investigation Unit is investigating a fatal accident
11/25/2014Missing Endangered Person
The Independence Police Department is looking for Craig Faith Jr. (CJ)
11/25/2014Earlier Reported Missing Person Was Located Deceased
The missing engangered Independence man was located deceased
11/14/2014Charges in the Mullins' Homicide
Charges are being brought against the male person of interest
11/14/2014Suspect ID
Shawn M. Hughes has been identifed as the suspect in the Mullins' homicide
11/13/2014Homicide Victim ID
The victim of the homicide on 11/12/14 has been identified.
11/13/2014Shell Homicide
IPD is investigating a homicide at the Shell station at 9040 E 40 Hwy
11/12/2014Missing Juvenile Found
Missing juvenile found unharmed and reunited with her family.
11/7/2014Names Released
The identity of both victims who were fatally injured on I-70 Wednesday evening are . . .
11/7/2014Identify Armed Robbery Suspect
Help Identify an Armed Robbery Suspect
10/21/2014Officers Help With Playground Rebuild
Police Officers assist with rebuild of neighborhood park playground after it was destroyed by suspicious fire.
10/20/2014Checkpoint Results
The DWI saturation patrol and sobriety checkpoint results from Friday night
9/26/2014Missing Elderly Female
76 year old, white female, Janet Sue Hendren was last seen on 09/25/14 at 830pm
9/25/2014Operation Life Saver
Independence Police and the Union Pacific Police enforce railroad crossing
9/19/2014Missing Person
The Independence Police Department is asking for assistance in locating a missing person.
9/13/2014Armed Carjacking
On 09-13-2014 just before 5 pm an orange Dodge Charger was stolen at gunpoint
9/13/2014Checkpoint Results from 09-12-14
Friday's Sobriety Checkpoint and Saturation patrol resulted in three arrests for DWI
9/11/2014Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint
Independence Police to conduct DWI saturation patrol this weekend . . .
9/9/2014Suspect Charged in I-70 Vehicular Assault
Suspect received state charges of Vehicular Assault, a Class C Felony, and . . .
9/6/2014Pedestrian struck along I-70
Traffic crash investigation
9/4/2014Help Identify Armed Robbery Suspect
Surveillance photos of an armed robbery at Stop and Shop (203 N. M 291 Highway)
9/3/2014Help Identify Aggravated Assault Suspect
Surveillance Photos Attached of Suspect
8/29/2014Identify Person of Interest in Armed Robbery
Surveillance photos are attached of person of interest and suspect vehicle
8/29/2014Independence Police Citizen's Academy
A new Independence Police Citizen's Academy is starting in October - limited seating
8/19/2014Identify Burglary Suspect
The suspect was caught on surveillance and is described as a . . .
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