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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.
9/29/2014Independence declares Tuesday, Sept. 30 as Royals Blue Day
To recognize the achievements of the Kansas City Royals, Mayor Eileen Weir has issued a Proclamation declaring Tuesday, September 30, 2014 as Royals Blue Day in the City of Independence.
9/29/2014Independence to Receive ImpacT Award for Efficiency
The City of Independence has been recognized by the Kansas City Business Journal with a 2014 ImpacT Award for its development of a mobile app for code enforcement.
9/23/2014National Night Out Against Crime October 7
On Tuesday, October 7, neighborhoods throughout Independence are invited to join forces with communities nationwide for the “National Night Out” crime and drug prevention event.
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+.
Police News
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
9/26/2014Missing Elderly Female
76 year old, white female, Janet Sue Hendren was last seen on 09/25/14 at 830pm
9/25/2014Operation Life Saver
Independence Police and the Union Pacific Police enforce railroad crossing
9/19/2014Missing Person
The Independence Police Department is asking for assistance in locating a missing person.
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
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