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4/10/2014Independence Power and Light Receives National Recognition
Independence Power and Light (IPL) has earned the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®) designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service.
4/8/2014Park Trot 5K Run/Walk Scheduled for May 3.
The Independence Health Department has partnered with Centerpoint Medical Center to hold the certified 5K event as part of the Building a Healthier Independence (BHI) initiative. Registration is open until April 20 at www.independenceparktrot.com.
4/3/2014Celebrate National Public Health Week
The City of Independence Health Department will host events April 7-11 for National Public Health Week (NPHW).
3/31/2014Independence Issues Burn Ban
The City of Independence Fire Department has issued a burn ban effective immediately, continuing until further notice.
3/28/2014April Classes and Programs 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+.
3/26/2014City Announces City Flag Design Contest
The Independence Beautification Commission needs creative input for a City flag re-design.
3/25/2014Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection April 5
Get ready for Independence’s annual free household hazardous waste (HHW) collection 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 5.
3/10/2014Applications Being Accepted for Fireworks Sales
Applications from not-for-profit groups for the sale of consumer grade, or Division 1.4G, fireworks will be accepted at the City of Independence Finance Department between 8 a.m. Monday, April 14 and 5 p.m. Friday, April 18.
3/10/2014City Flag Design Contest Announced
The Independence Beautification Commission is looking for creative input for a re-design of the City flag.
3/3/2014The Palmer Center Cancels Programs/Meals for March 3
The lunch program and all senior adult classes and activities at The Palmer Center and the Truman Memorial Building are canceled for Monday, March 3 due to inclement weather.
3/3/2014Statewide Tornado Drill Rescheduled for March 6.
Missouri will conduct the 40th annual Statewide Tornado Drill at 1:30 p.m. on the rescheduled date of Thursday, March 6. Independence will also conduct its routine local testing of the outdoor warning sirens on at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 5.
3/3/2014Severe Storm Spotter Training Class
The Emergency Managers of Eastern Jackson County are hosting Severe Storm Spotter Training at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6 at the Crown Pointe Church, 5950 NE Lakewood Way, Lee’s Summit, MO.
2/28/2014City of Independence issues Public Safety Advisory to all residents.
The National Weather Service-Pleasant Hill has issued a Winter Storm Watch which will be in effect from 6 p.m. Saturday, March 1 until 6 a.m. Monday, March 3.
2/25/2014The Palmer Center March Programs and Activities
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+.
2/25/2014Annual Statewide Tornado Drill Scheduled
Missouri will conduct the 40th annual Statewide Tornado Drill at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4.
2/12/2014Gardening Classes Start Feb. 24
A series of free classes being offered beginning Monday, February 24 will help you get the information you need to get your garden off to a good start.
2/10/2014Brian Watson Named New Director of Finance
City Manager Robert Heacock has named Brian Watson as Director of Finance for the City of Independence. Watson will be replacing James Harlow, who is retiring after serving as Director of Finance since 1984.
2/6/2014Senior Programs Canceled for Feb. 7
Due to the continuing inclement weather, all programs for adults 50+ at The Palmer Center and the Truman Memorial Building will be cancelled for Friday, February 7. This includes the lunch program.
2/5/2014Help Avoid Frozen Pipes
The extreme cold temperatures, combined with the wind chill, creates a substantial risk for frozen or burst pipes.
2/5/2014Cold Weather Health Advisory
When winter temperatures drop significantly below normal, staying warm and safe can become a challenge. Exposure to cold temperatures, whether indoors or outside, can cause serious or life-threatening health problems.
2/5/2014Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast Rescheduled
The City of Independence Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast which had been scheduled for Saturday, February 8, has been rescheduled due to the inclement weather.
2/5/2014Senior Programs Canceled for Feb. 6
Due to the continuing inclement weather, all programs for adults 50+ at The Palmer Center and the Truman Memorial Building will be cancelled for Thursday, February 6.
2/4/2014Closings and Cancellation
Updated list of closings and cancellations for Tuesday, February 4.
2/4/2014Independence Opens Warming Center
Sermon Community Center to be used as daytime warming center; Salvation Army will open overnight shelter.
2/4/2014Municipal Court Closed Wednesday, Feb. 5
Due to the continuing inclement weather, Independence Municipal Court will be closed to the public on Wednesday, February 5 and all court sessions canceled.
2/3/2014Palmer Center cancels meals and classes for Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.
Due to anticipated inclement weather, all programs, including lunch, are canceled at The Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant Street in Independence on Tuesday, February 4, 2014.
2/3/2014Public Safety Advisory Issued
The National Weather Service is expecting a winter storm to arrive in the Independence area Tuesday morning with high accumulations of snow, very cold temperatures, and strong winds. The City of Independence urges all residents to take caution.
1/27/2014The Palmer Center February Activities & Classes
The Palmer Center is dedicated to improving the overall health of adults 50+ with monthly programs and activities.
1/14/2014Register Now for Independence Park Trot 5K Run/Walk
Dust off those running shoes and start training for the Independence Park Trot 5K Run/Walk.
1/7/2014The Palmer Senior Center Cancels Lunch and Programs for Tuesday, January 7.
1/3/2014Bitter Cold Weather Forecast Prompts Warming Centers to Open
Because of the bitterly cold weather forecast through Tuesday, January 7, the National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement to be in effect until further notice.
12/19/2013Palmer Center Activities and Classes for Adults 50+
The Palmer Center offers Activities and Events for adults 50+. Upcoming events are detailed in the press release.
Police News
4/15/2014April Sobriety Checkpoint
The Independence Police Department will conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint this weekend.
4/11/2014Suspect Charged in Vehicle/Property Crimes
Kevin Harris has been charged with eight seperate felony counts and could face more in month long crime spree
4/10/2014Efforts to Curb Aggressive Driving
Independence Police Officer to join the County's effort to make roadways safer
3/26/2014Suspect arrested for sex offenses
Charges have been brought against Chester R Oberg Jr in reference to past sex offenses
3/8/2014Homicide Victim Identified
Independence Police have identified the homicide victim.
3/8/2014Jones Road Homicide
Police are investigating an overnight homicide on Jones Road.
3/7/2014Bass Pro Burglary Update
ATF RELEASES SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE OF INDEPENDENCE BASS PRO SHOP BURGLARY
3/3/2014Bank Robbery
Suspect drove up to the bank’s drive thru window, threatened a bomb and displayed a demand note . . .
2/28/2014Public Safety Advisory
The National Weather Service is expecting a winter storm to arrive in the Independence area . . .
2/26/2014Identify Robbery Suspect
The suspect has a tattoo of a cartoon like baby on his chest with the name "Lucas" above it . . .
2/14/2014Reward of up to $5,000
ATF OFFERS REWARD IN BASS PRO SHOP BURGLARY
2/3/2014Public Safety Advisory
The National Weather Service is expecting a winter storm to arrive in the Independence area Tuesday morning with high accumulations of snow . . .
1/30/2014Pursuit of assault suspect and victim
IPD Officers pursued a assault suspect and his victim before he crashed into a vehicle on 39th @ Little Blue
1/28/2014Reward Increased in Homicide
The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction in the homicide of Corey Lakovich is now $7,000 . . .
1/23/2014Two Important Events of Interest
Two cases involving the deaths of innocent people will be heard tomorrow, January 24, in Division 17 . . .
1/21/2014Double Shooting
The suspect is alleged to have gone to the victim's home, and after attacking the husband, shot both and left.
12/20/2013Identify Suspect
Suspect stole truck and became involved in pursuit then rammed police car assaulting officer . . .
12/19/2013Money Raised for Memorial Fund
Chick-Fil-A takes lead in helping raise funds for IPD officer who was killed . . .
12/18/2013Career Opportunities
The Independence Police Department is currently looking to fill several police and civilian positions . . .
12/16/2013Pedestrian Dies
The pedestrian struck by a tractor trailer at MO-291 and Salisbury on 12/10/13 has died from injuries sustained in the crash.
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