Video of the memorial services.
October 18, 2016, 6:30 PM, Raytown City Hall
The City of Raytown will host a dedication ceremony to commemorate the life and civic leadership of Alderman Steve Mock who passed away earlier this summer.
The ceremony will occur with the Mock family and City leaders on the east lawn of Raytown City Hall near the staff entrance to the building. Please join us as we dedicate a tree and monument in his honor.
A 35 year old Raytown resident Raymond C. Hoblia was arrested in the Brookside area of Kansas City. A man in the 400 block of W. 59th Terrace saw Hoblia trying to open a sliding door side of his home. The he called police. Officers already nearby responded. The officers found the suspect in a nearby house. A K-9 officer was brought in and apprehended Hoblia who was hiding in a bedroom closet.
While all the news refers to Hoblia as a Kansas City man, the charging documents give his address in the 5900 block of Kentucky Ave. which is in the heart of Raytown. Hoblia has felony convictions in 2001 for Robbery and Armed Criminal Action and another conviction in 2011 for Burglary. Both these convictions were for crimes committed in Jackson County, MO.
RaytownOnline thanks FOX 4 for providing code to embed their video in this article.
Rice-Tremonti Lawn party: Ice cream, live music, Buffalo Soldiers and crafts
The Friends of the Rice-Tremonti Home will hold an old-fashioned lawn party on the grounds of the Rice-Tremonti Home on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2-6 p.m. The 1844 era farmhouse is located at 8801 E. 66st St. in Raytown. Admission is free for the afternoon event and ice cream will be served and homemade jams and bread will be for sale.
Three Americana/Folk music acts are on the schedule. The Shortleaf Band will play at 2 p.m.; the duo of Betse & Clarke will perform at 3:30 p.m. and Kelly Hunt will play at 4:30 p.m. Each group will evoke the sounds of yesteryear in contemporary stylings. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy the entertainment.
In addition, historic re-enactors of the Kansas City-Leavenworth area chapter of the National 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association, or Buffalo Soldiers, will be present to explain how African-American cavalry soldiers played a big role in “taming the West” in the 19th century. The Buffalo Soldiers were members of the 10th Cavalry formed at Fort Leavenworth in 1866. They protected settlers during the westward expansion. Members of the group will be present throughout the afternoon and will give a talk at 3:30 p.m.
A talented group of crafters will sell their hand-made wares to attendees. Participating crafters include: Beyond Scentsations, soy candles and wax melts; Serendipity Dish, unique towel sets for kids; Revamp By Lady Dunn, one of a kind jewelry; Hum-A-Long Ranch, alpaca wool goods; Cassie’s K-9 Bakery, homemade dog treats; Designs By Downing, quilts, children’s bibs and aprons; Soapnotica, handmade soaps and lotions made to pamper you and your skin and Ailina Jewelry, handmade jewelry of stones, crystal, glass and metal beads. More are expected to sign up. No fees for crafters!
Of course, the Friends of Rice-Tremonti will serve homemade ice cream to cap off a fun afternoon outdoors. Yes, it’s all free, but donations are always welcome as the not-for-profit group is responsible for all upkeep and preservation costs of maintaining this 172-year-old westward trails and Civil War landmark. Tours of the house and Aunt Sophie’s cabin will be held during the afternoon.
For more information contact Leigh Elmore, president of the Friends of the Rice-Tremonti Home Assn., 816-510-8179.
A 91 year old Raytown resident was robbed recently in her home. After items in the home started disappearing, the woman’s son installed a surveillance system in the home and the theft was caught on video.
RaytownOnline thanks KCTV for providing code to embed their coverage of this.
Click HERE for the full KCTV article
Jessica Podhola is probably the best prepared 1st time politician running for office. She has lived in the district for many years, unlike her opponent who moved into the district when it became apparent that there would be an open seat in this district. Jessica has worked for progressive Democratic values for decades and has worked with Raytown Democrats.
I am not going to mince words, the choice is between a smart and hard-working person of character who is running a campaign dependent on a lot of shoe leather and a machine politician who was moved into the district to serve the interests of his patron political machine.
For more on this race click HERE for an excellent article in the PITCH.
Bonnaye Mims may have only 2 precincts in Raytown, but she lives in one of them and is a frequent speaker at the Raytown Democratic Association. Her reports on Jefferson City are second only to Tom McDonald’s in frequency. She is not beholding to any political machine, she is beholding to the people in her district. Mims is hard-working and extremely well versed on educational issues.
Jerome Barnes stands out as the only candidate who has a history of both working for our community and working for the Democratic Party. He is the only candidate that is not a stranger to working for Democratic issues and Democratic candidates.
He is a regular at the Raytown Democratic Association monthly meetings, where he keeps the membership updated on issues and events concerning the Raytown School District in keeping with his role as a member of our School Board.
Mr. Barnes has a long history of dealing with rules and regulations as a member of the US Army, the Postal Service, and the Raytown School Board. He is known for doing his homework and this experience and attention to detail will serve us well in Jefferson City.
Mr. Barnes chose Raytown to raise his family in 30 years ago and has a 30 year record of community service that has entailed working with people from all walks of life.
The League of Women Voters and the Raytown Chamber of Commerce held a candidates forum for the Missouri House 28th District earlier this week. All six candidates were in attendance. RaytownOnline.com made a video recording of the forum. Due to the closeness of the election, to save time, the normal amount of editing to pretty up the footage has not been done. There is about 10 minutes where the view is only the moderator at the podium, when the preferred view would be the candidates. This is at almost the end of the video and the reason is simple, I made a mistake during the file transfer process and did not catch it before the originals were deleted from the camera. Everything is there, just some of it is not the preferred view.
The Raytown Park Board meeting started out with a significant amount of public comment, mainly about Super Splash. More on this in another post.
Here is the video…
Two KC men charged in Raytown burglary that ended in gunfire on July 3, 2016, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Arnett W. McNeal Jr., dob: 6/6/1971, faces Assault of a Law Enforcement Officer in the 1st Degree, and Burglary in the 2nd Degree, while Saintino J. Garner, dob: 3/18/1996, faces Burglary in the 2nd Degree.*
According to court records, the defendants told Raytown Police Department detectives that they entered the home and grabbed a change jar, a handgun and other items. When police entered the residence, Arnett said he panicked. Police video showed McNeal grabbed a gun and pointed it, then the officer fired at McNeal.
The incident remains under investigation.
From the Police Report review of the body cam.
(Det. YYY is reviewing the tape in this report)
Office XXX walked up to the door that led inside the house. Inside the house the lights were. illuminated . Det. YYY saw an entry way with what appeared to be a washer and dryer just inside and to the left. Det. YYY saw what appeared to be glass on the entry way door and a single broken window pane out of the door. Officer XXX walked inside the threshold. Del. YYY immediately saw two black males inside a kitchcn that was directly inside the entry way. The two black males had items in their hands. One male wearing a red colored sweatshirt appeared to be holding clothing while the other male wearing a grey colored sweatshirt appeared to be holding ajar of some sort.
The male in the red colorcd sweatshirt was latcr identified as Saintino J. Garncr a black male born, 03·18- 1996. The male in the grey colored sweatshirt was later identified as Arnett Waymon McNeal Jr. a blaek male born, 06-06- 1971.
Officer XXX yelled “Hands! Gel on the ground! Gel on the ground both of you! “As Officer XXX was giving commands McNeal grabbed what appeared to be a black colored handgun kitchen table that he was standing next to. McNeal grabbed the gun with his left hand and pointed it at Officcr XXX. Officer XXX fired one gunshot at McNeal. McNeal dropped the gun and remained standing. Officer XXX gave both McNeal and Garner commands to get on the ground. Both complied and laid down on the floor. Officer notified Police Headquarters that ” shots were fired”. McNeal said, “You shot me”. Officer XXX asked where McNeal was shot. McNeal responded with , ” In the stomach” . Officer XXX notified he needed an ambulance.
Officer XXX placed McNeal in handcuffs. Officer XXX asked someone if they could handcuff Garner. Det. YYY then saw Officer ZZZ in the kitchen placing handcuffs on Garner.
At approximately 9:41 PM Raytown officers responded to a residential burglar alarm in the 6200 block of Ralston. When the officers arrived they found two men inside the house. When the officers confronted the men, one of them pointed a hand gun at the officers. One of the officers fired once and struck one subject in the abdomen. The man who was struck was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries and the other was taken into custody. The officers were not injured. The officer involved was placed on leave while the investigation continues
Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 1:15 am. 60 mph wind gusts and half dollar size hail.
Received from Raytown Police at 12:56 am.
The NWS has issued a tornado watch for the entire KC metro until 10pm tonight
The national weather service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 5am Wednesday for Jackson County.
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