City of Independence, Missouri

News Releases

City News
1/22/20165th Annual Independence Park Trot Scheduled for April 30, 2016

Sign up today for the 5th Annual Independence Park Trot a free, family-friendly 5K set for Saturday, April 30.

1/12/2016City of Independence Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The City of Independence will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 18, at the Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple, Independence, MO.

1/5/2016The Palmer Center Activities for January 2016

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+.

12/10/2015Independence Chosen For "What Works Cities"

Today, Mayor Eileen Weir announced that the City of Independence has been selected to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ “What Works Cities” – a $42 million philanthropic effort to enhance the use of data and evidence-based decision making in the public sector.

12/1/2015Palmer Center Activities and Events for December, 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+.

11/17/2015Independence Public Health Manager Awarded 2015 Nurse of the Year

Shawnna Jackson, RN, MSN, APHN-BC, public health manager with the City of Independence Health Department, was awarded the 2015 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award.

11/16/2015Independence Fire Department Lifts Burn Ban

The Independence Fire Department has lifted the burn ban for the City of Independence which was imposed on November 12, 2015.

11/12/2015Independence Fire Department Issues Burn Ban

The City of Independence Fire Department has issued a burn-ban effective today for all outside or open fire (except for residential barbequing) to remain in effect until further notice.

11/6/2015Independence recognized for addressing childhood obesity through Let's Move!

The National League of Cities (NLC) recognized the City of Independence, MO for achieving gold medals in all five Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) goal areas, which are based on achievements made to improve access to healthy, affordable food and promote physical activity for children and adults.

11/6/2015City of Independence Wins Digital Cities Award

The City of Independence was recognized by the Center for Digital Government (CDG) as one of the leading examples of cities using technology to improve services and boost efficiencies.

11/2/2015Palmer Center Activities and Events for November, 2015

The Palmer Center at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO is dedicated to the mission of improving the overall health of adults 50+.

10/30/2015Best Little Arts and Crafts Show in Independence

The City of Independence Parks and Recreation Department will host the 32nd Annual Arts and Crafts Show on November 20 and 21.

10/29/2015Independence Mayor Eileen Weir Hosts Annual Prayer Hour

The 2015 Mayor’s Prayer Hour will be held beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the Community of Christ Auditorium.

10/19/2015Red Flag Fire Warning Issued for City of Independence

The National Weather service has issued a Red Flag Fire Warning for the City of Independence for Monday, October 19 and Tuesday, October 20.

10/15/2015John Pinch Named Independence City Manager

On Monday, October 12, Mayor Eileen Weir and the Independence City Council appointed John Pinch as the City Manager of Independence, Missouri.

Police News
2/11/2016Police Investigate Sexual Assault / 1st Degree Burglary
2/9/2016Police Participate In Drug Take Back Event
1/24/2016Police Pursue Stolen Vehicle
1/13/2016Two Vehicles Crash and One Driver Arrested
1/4/2016Burglary Suspects apprehended after pursuit
1/1/2016Homicide Investigation

IPD Criminal Investigations Unit investigates suspicious death in the 15100 block of E. Truman Road

12/18/2015Attempt To Identify: Stolen Auto Suspect
12/11/2015Attempt to Identify: Armed Robbery Suspect
12/10/2015Death Investigation - Shooting
11/25/2015Attempt to Identify Armed Residential Burglary Suspect

Surveillance video released of armed residential burglary suspect in home

11/23/2015IPD Sergeant Awarded for Crisis Intervention Team Life Saving Act

IPD Sergeant awarded the NAMI-KC CIT Officer of the Year

11/23/2015IPD Officers Awarded at Valor Awards Event

Numerous IPD Officers receive various awards at Metropolitan Chiefs and Sheriffs Association annual Valor Awards event

10/31/2015Pursuit Ends in Arrest of Three

Pursuit of Stolen Vehicle Leads to the Arrest of Three Persons

10/26/2015Homicide Investigation - Murder 1st Degree

Man Charged in Mother’s Homicide

10/23/2015Warning about the Dangers of Meeting Strangers Online

Approximately 15 men in six months reported having been robbed while attempting to meet strangers online for paid sexual encounters

10/15/2015Crimestoppers Officer of the Year and Clarence M. Kelley Award

Police Officer and Police Chief both receive prestigious awards at KC Crime Commission Event

10/15/2015Silver Alert - Missing Person