City of Independence, Missouri

News Releases

City News
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.

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.

Police News
2/12/2015Shooting

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 raidsonline.com 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

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