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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.
7/28/2014Electric Pole Inspections to Begin August 4
As part of on-going safety inspections, Independence Power & Light (IPL) and contractor Finley Engineering will begin individual inspection and testing of power line poles throughout Independence beginning the week of August 4.
7/25/2014Fall Crop Plants Available August 11
The Independence Community Garden Association Fall Plant and Seed Distribution event will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday, August 11 at the Independence Health Department, 515 S. Liberty.
7/23/2014August 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+.
7/21/2014Hot Weather Health Advisory
The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for several counties in Missouri, including Jackson County, which remains in effect from noon today until 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 22.
7/17/2014Cooking Demonstrations July 18 to Promote Healthy Eating
The Independence Health Department, through its Building a Healthier Independence initiative (BHI), is sponsoring community events which will include cooking demonstrations on Friday, July 18.
7/17/2014Group Exercise Certifications and Workshops in August
Independence Parks and Recreation and NETA (National Exercise Trainers Association are co-sponsoring two nationally-recognized workshops in August.
7/1/2014Nominations for Susan Block Public Service Award Now Accepted
Anyone can nominate a City employee, volunteer or elected official who has demonstrated outstanding public service, valor, and job performance with leadership for the annual Susan Paxton Block Distinguished Public Service Award.
6/30/2014July 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+.
6/20/2014Public Meeting on the Public Safety Sales Tax
A Public Safety Sales Tax stakeholder meeting will be held from 2 – 3:30 p.m., on Wednesday, June 25, in Conference Room D on the ground floor of City Hall, 111 E. Maple Ave. Independence residents are encouraged to attend.
6/20/2014Independence To Host Park Dedication Ceremony
The City of Independence will host a dedication ceremony for the new Ability Field and Inclusive Playground at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 25 at McCoy Park, 800 N. Bess Truman Parkway (24 Hwy. and Spring St.).
6/19/2014Independence Announces New Management for the Independence Events Center
Global Spectrum, which operates more than 120 arenas and stadiums throughout the world, has been selected to manage and operate the 5,800 seat multi-purpose entertainment and sports venue.
6/13/2014Independence Reveals New City Flag Design
Just in time for Flag Day, the Independence Beautification Commission revealed the winning City Flag re-design – a colorful red, white and blue flag featuring a half-wagon wheel and three stars.
6/13/2014Health Department Awarded Healthy Lifestyles Grant
The City of Independence Health Department was recently awarded $46,136 in grant funding to provide support and lessen barriers which impede access to safe spaces to be physically active in the northwest area of Independence.
6/4/2014EcoFest at Waterfall Park Sat. June 7
Bring the family and learn all about protecting the environment at the seventh-annual Independence EcoFest – “It’s All About Water!” – from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7.
6/4/2014Independence Farmers' Market Now Open
The Independence Farmers’ and Craft Market is located just off the Independence Square at the corner of Truman and Main.
6/2/2014Fireworks Ordinance Bans Sky Lanterns
On May 27, 2014, the Independence City Council amended Chapter 9 of the Fire Code to ban the sale, possession and use of sky lanterns.
5/30/2014June Activities and Classes 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+.
5/23/2014John Greene Named Acting Fire Chief
City Manager Robert Heacock has named Deputy Fire Chief John Greene as Acting Fire Chief for the Independence Fire Department (IFD).
5/20/2014City Council Creates Advisory Commission on the Visual Arts
At the City Council meeting held Monday, May 19, 2014, the Council passed a resolution creating a Mayor’s Advisory Commission on the Visual Arts.
Police News
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 . . .
8/11/2014Results of Sobriety Checkpoint
Eight people Arrested for DWI during Sobriety Checkpoint and Saturation Patrol
8/8/2014Sobriety Checkpoint
Independence Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this weekend
7/28/2014Crash Victim Identified
Identity of passenger killed in crash at Blue Ridge Blvd and Sterling Avenue
7/25/2014Help Identify Fraud Suspect
Suspect comitted identity theft in another state and fraudulently obtained more than $20,000 from lending institutions.
7/25/2014Two Car Crash
Passenger killed in a two car crash at Blue Ridge Blvd and Sterling Avenue
7/22/2014Motorcyclist Killed
The crash occurred when the driver of a Cadillac Escalade lost control of his vehicle while westbound on I-70
7/20/2014Sobriety Checkpoint Results for 07/18/14
Six arrested for DWI during Sobriety Checkpoint and Saturation Patrol
7/16/2014Sobriety Checkpoint
Sobriety checkpoint and DWI saturation patrol this weekend
7/10/2014Suspect Charged
The suspect in the home invasion that occurred on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in the 1300 block of McHenry St. has been charged
7/6/2014Suspect Charged in Rape at Park
Bryan K. Raines charged with rape and sodomy
6/19/2014Attempt to Identify
The two individuals shown in the attached photos are suspects in the theft of a wallet from a lady’s
6/17/2014TIPS Hotline Offers Reward
An award of up to $7,000 is being offered through the TIPS Hotline for information leading to the arrest of . . .
6/17/2014Sobriety Checkpoint Report
The Independence Police Traffic Safety Unit conducted a sobriety checkpoint along MO-78
6/11/2014Help Identify Larceny Suspect
Suspect has comitted felony larcenies at churches and a bank . . .
6/10/2014Sobriety Checkpoint
Sobriety checkpoint and DWI saturation patrol this weekend
6/7/2014Suspect arrested for murder
Wife arrested for murder of her husband, Charles E Stephens
5/30/2014Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested
Suspect face multiple felony charges of robbery 1st degree and armed criminal action . . .
5/29/2014Person of Interest in Street Robbery
The Independence Police Department is investigating an armed street robbery
5/27/2014Persons of Interest in Street Robberies
The Independence Police Department is investigating a series of street robberies . . .
5/22/2014Reward Offer in Arson Case
A reward of up to $2000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest of the suspect(s) . . .
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