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Hearings at Juvenile Justice Center Canceled Due to Power Outage

All Court hearings scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the Juvenile Justice Center are canceled because of a power outage.
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FOUR MORE INDICTED IN CONSPIRACY TO LURE ROBBERY VICTIMS WITH ONLINE ADS FOR ESCORTS

Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that four additional defendants were indicted by a federal grand jury today for their roles in a conspiracy to use online escort and massage ads to lure robbery victims.
 
Rodney E. Brock, 20, of Blue Springs, Mo., Melissa C. Cummins, 23, and Daphe J. Fruean, 37, both of Independence, Mo., and Michele R. Shatto, 34, of Kansas City, Mo., were charged in a 12-count superseding indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo. The second superseding indictment replaces a Nov. 1, 2016, superseding indictment and contains additional defendants and charges (bringing the total number of defendants to 10). Today’s second superseding indictment also includes Kenneth W. Sexson, 33, of Sugar Creek, Mo., Ray J. Mahurin, 34, of Blue Springs, Serina M. Campos, 23, of Independence, with the same charges contained in the previous indictment, but does not include three co-defendants who have pleaded guilty.
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Senator Kraus Issues Statement Regarding U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Trinity Lutheran Church Case

 State Sen. Will Kraus, R–Lee’s Summit, today issued the following statement regarding Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer, Director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources:
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Jackson County Supports Jail Search by Federal Authorities

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has issued the following statement about today’s search at the Jackson County Detention Center.
 
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Lee's Summit Home Damaged By Kitchen Fire

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO — On Sunday, June 25, 2017 a kitchen fire caused extensive damage to a home at 2916 SW Silverspur Road.
 
The Lee’s Summit Fire Department received a call for an automatic fire alarm for the address at 2:30 p.m. Shortly after, the occupant of the house was awakened by the smoke alarm and called 911 to report a fire in the kitchen. The incident was upgraded to a structure fire for additional personnel and equipment.
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Two Corrections Officers Among Four Charged With Corruption at Jackson County Detention Center

Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that two corrections officers at the Jackson County Detention Center are among four persons charged in a bribery scheme to smuggle contraband cell phones and other items to inmates.

Today’s announcement was made in conjunction with a law enforcement operation at the Jackson County Detention Center, 1300 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo. Approximately 200 law enforcement officers and federal agents participated in the operation at the detention center and the arrests of the four defendants as part of an ongoing investigation.

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Lee's Summit Police Department Suspicious Fire Under Investigation in Lee’s Summit

On Saturday, June 24, 2017, at approximately 7:00 a.m. the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 1200 block of SE 11th Street. A neighbor reported smoke coming from the roof. 

A person walking by noticed smoke coming from the roof. They knocked on the door to see if anyone was home with no response.
 
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Todd George Parkway Shoulders Project Underway

The Todd George Parkway shoulders project is underway and construction is expected to last approximately 90 days, weather permitting.
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Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Locates Body in Lake Jacomo

On Sunday, June 18, 2017, Jackson County Deputies were called to the south boat dock in Lake Jacomo in regards to a possible accidental drowning.
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One year anniversary celebration at Third Street Social on June 29

All day happy hour, gift card giveaways, swag giveaways and more
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