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Mothers Against Drunk Driving Tie One On For Safety®

MADD Heartland kicked off Tie One On For Safety® Campaign with a press conference on Monday, Nov. 13 at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.  

Started in 1986, Tie One On For Safety® is MADD’s longest running and most visible public awareness project. Some of the most dangerous days of the year on our nation’s roadways are between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. 
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15th Annual Trooper Michael Newton Toy Drive Kickoff

Captain Scott A. Shipers, commanding officer of Troop A, Lee’s Summit, announces the kickoff of the 15th Annual Trooper Michael L. Newton Toy Drive. The toy drive will begin on November 17, 2017, and will run through December 13, 2017. 

Toy donations may be made at all metro Summit Homes models; Troop A, Lee’s Summit, MO; or Troop A, Olathe, KS.  Donations of electronic games, board games, and new children’s books are encouraged. This annual toy drive honors Trooper Michael L. Newton, who died in the line of duty in 2003. His death left a huge void in the lives of his family, friends, and co-workers.
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Lee’s Summit Officers Pursue Vehicle And Suspect Related To Overnight Thefts

 On Friday morning, November 17th, officers were dispatched to the area of a local apartment complex located on NW Obrien Road on the report of a suspect stealing from cars.  When officers arrived in the area, they stopped a silver, Ford Focus that was leaving the area
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Free Hands-Only™ CPR Training for Residents Nov. 18, 2017

 
Knowing how and when to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR could mean the difference between life and death during an emergency. In an effort to train Lee’s Summit residents in this life-saving procedure, the Lee’s Summit Health Education Advisory Board (HEAB) is offering a free, 

Hands-Only™ CPR training being held on 
Sat., Nov. 18, at the Gamber Community Center, 4 SE Independence Ave., Lee’s Summit. 

Participants can choose from three, 45-minute sessions beginning at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m. 
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Department of Public Safety initiates independent investigation of St. Louis Veterans Home

Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden today announced an independent investigation is underway into allegations of poor medical care at the St. Louis Veterans Home. After a thorough search, the department has contracted with Harmony Healthcare International (HHI), which is already on-scene at the home in Bellefontaine Neighbors, in north St. Louis County. HHI is a healthcare consulting firm whose services include nursing home audits, compliance reviews and monitoring to ensure quality patient care.
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Auditor Galloway releases audit of Independence Events Center CID 

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of the Independence Events Center Community Improvement District (CID) in the city of Independence. The audit raised concerns about excessive administrative fees paid to the city and lack of board oversight related to project expenses. 
 
"Special taxing districts need to be held accountable for every public dollar they collect and spend," Auditor Galloway said. "My audit found the Independence Events Center CID can do more to ensure taxpayer dollars are managed wisely."
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Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport Receives Perfect FAA Inspection

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department is pleased to announce that Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (IATA code MKC) passed the 2017 Federal Aviation Administration annual certification inspection with no discrepancies.

“The safety of our airport is the utmost priority and a perfect score is a testament to this commitment,” said Airport Manager Melissa Cooper, A.A.E. “We share this milestone with our operations, maintenance and security staff, as well as our partners at the Kansas City Fire Department, Atlantic Aviation, Signature Flight Support and FAA.  It takes a team and we have solid relationships with a common goal to do it right.”
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It’s Winter Weather Awareness Day! 

It may not be snowing yet, but Winter Weather Awareness Day─November 15─just passed. What better opportunity to plan for the cold weather months and the sleet, ice, and snow they bring? Cold weather patterns affect road conditions and drivers need to adjust their approach to travel.

There is no mystery to driving on ice: It’s dangerous and should be avoided when possible. What some people describe as “black ice” is simply ice on a paved roadway. Ice is transparent, thus allowing the roadway to be seen beneath. Drivers sometimes blame this condition for their traffic crash. However, it is a driver’s responsibility to exercise the highest degree of care while driving on Missouri’s roadways (Section 304.012 RSMo.).

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LEE’S SUMMIT POLICE DEPARTMENT SILVER ALERT

****Cancelled, Mr. Hahn is safe and found in Leawood, KS****


The Lee’s Summit Missouri Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing elderly man. Bruce H. Hahn; 74 years of age was last seen on 11/15/2017 in the Leawood, KS area.  

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Thomas Piccinini

Thomas Piccinini, 64 years old, passed away at his home in LS, MO. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 at Langsford Funeral Home located at 115 SW 3rd, LS, MO 64063.  

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