City of Independence, Missouri

News Releases

City News
3/23/2015Independence Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Saturday, April 4

The annual household hazardous waste collection will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

3/12/2015NAIA Women's Basketball Student Athletes To Participate in Champions of Character

During the week of March 18-24, representatives from the top collegiate women’s teams will participate in a character-building program that will help a children’s non-profit in Independence.

3/6/2015Applications for 2015 Fireworks Vendors Accepted Between April 13 and 17

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 13, 2015 and 5 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2015.

3/3/2015Independence Fire Department Free Smoke Alarm Program

The Independence Fire Department offers a Free Smoke Alarm Program where smoke alarms are given to homeowners based on need. On Saturday, March 7 beginning at 10 a.m., members of the Fire Department, Emergency Preparedness Volunteers and the American Red Cross will canvass the neighborhood around Winner Road and Ash Avenue to hand out smoke alarm literature and remind occupants to test smoke alarms monthly.

2/26/2015The Palmer Center Classes and Programs Offered in March

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+.

1/26/2015Scannell Named Community Development Director

City Manager Robert Heacock has named Thomas F. Scannell as Community Development Director for the City of Independence.

1/26/2015The Palmer Center Activities for February 2015

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+.

1/16/2015Independence Participates In Global Cities Initiative

Kansas City is one of eight cities selected for the 2015 final cohort of the Global Cities Initiative Exchange, a network which assists metropolitan areas as they develop plans to achieve sustainable growth, first addressing exports and then foreign direct investment.

1/6/2015Weather Cancellations for Wednesday, January 7, 2015.

The Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant will be closed and all classes and activities for Wednesday, January 7, including the lunch program, have been canceled. Activities at the Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple., have also been canceled.

1/6/2015Protect Pets During Inclement Weather

The cold weather expected this week will likely be too cold for any pet to be left outside for extended periods of time. Take precautions to protect pets.

1/5/2015The Palmer Center Receives Award

The Palmer Center has been awarded the NuStep 2015 Gold Pinacle Award in the Senior Division.

12/22/2014Palmer Center Activities and Events for January, 2015

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+.

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.

Police News
3/26/2015Barricaded Subject

The standoff in the 11500 block of E. 10th St. ended a little after 2:00 p.m.

3/24/2015Two Women Charged with Child Abuse

Two women charged with Child Abuse that resulted in serious physical injury

3/24/2015Two Charged With Murder

Two people were arraigned in Jackson Co. Division 30

3/23/2015Sobriety Checkpoint Results

There were several violations including DWIs and drug arrest

3/4/2015Victim Identified

The deceased victim was found on Sunday, February 22, 2015, along a wooded area


Police detectives are following leads regarding identity of possible suspect.

2/6/2015Silver Alert Advisory

Sixty-nine yr old Mr. Tommie E. Richardson walked away from his home and hs not returned

2/5/2015Police Officer Applications

The City of Independence is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer

1/23/2015Prostitution Sting

The Independence Police Department conducted a prostitution sting arresting 16 people

1/22/2015Free Crime Mapping Program for the Public

IPD has partnered with for crime reporting information

1/7/2015Attempt to Identify

Suspect broke into locked room and removed high value electronics

12/21/2014Found body identified

The body found in the woods near Truman and 291 has been identified by the Medical Examiner.

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