On Thursday, February 23, 2017, at 6:46 a.m. the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 1102 Huntington Lane, in the City of Greenwood. The occupant called 911 and reported a fire in the basement.
The first arriving fire crew reported smoke coming from a one-story, single family residence. The occupants of the house were safe outside.
The Missouri Division of Fire Safety, the National Weather Service and local fire response agencies in affected areas of Missouri are discouraging any open burning this weekend due to an elevated fire risk.
As many Missourians will be enjoying outdoor activities and catching up on outside chores, the combination of unseasonably warm temperatures, lower humidity and breezy conditions are combining to greatly elevate the potential for fires to quickly grow out of control. Wildland fires put lives and property at risk.
Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Raytown, Mo., man who worked or volunteered at two area churches pleaded guilty in federal court today to embezzling more than $86,000 from those parishes.
After talking to a good number of citizens, and discussions with the Board Members, we have made a decision to table the proposal to enter a cost sharing model for police services with the Blue Springs Police Department.
The City of Lee’s Summit and the Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council are not able to comment on Diodes FabTech’s plans for its local operation because the company has not officially notified either the City or LSEDC of an immediate decision to close.
Today, Governor Eric Greitens ordered that the flags of the United States and the State of Missouri at all state government buildings in Jackson County, Clay County, Platte County, and Cass County be flown at half-staff on Wednesday (Feb. 15) in honor of Battalion Chief Thomas G. Byrne, of the Kansas City Fire Department. Battalion Chief Byrne, age 51, died on Feb. 11.