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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.
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.
Police News
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
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
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