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Raytown man charged in child abuse case

 

This is the second case in a row of abuse to children in Raytown.

A Raytown man has been charged in an alleged child sexual abuse case of a 14-year-old girl, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Steven L. Davis, dob: 3/26/1959, faces Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, two counts of Statutory Sodomy in the 2nd Degree, Possession of Child Pornography and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Davis, according to court records, the reporting party told police that the victim, born in January 2000, was touched inappropriately by Davis. During a forensic interview at Child Protection Center, the child confirmed the touching and Raytown police later searched and found numerous images of naked children in Davis’ home.

Prosecutors have requested a bond of $250,000.

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Raytown Man charged in connection with child’s injuries

Raytown man has been charged in connection with injuries sustained by an infant, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

James D Reddell, dob: 7/24/1964, faces Domestic Assault in the 1st Degree, Abuse of a Child, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.*

According to court records, the victim’s mother told police she had left the 6-month-old infant in Reddell’s care on July 11. After she returned home the victim was limp and the child’s left eye would not open. The child began to have convulsions and was having trouble breathing. A physician told police the injuries were not consistent with accidental injuries.

Prosecutors have requested a bond of $250,000.

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More Photos from the “Kiss Me Kate” musical

The Raytown Arts Council
announces their 2014 Summer Musical


“KISS ME KATE”


Sisters & Baptista

Malia Shelton as Katherine Minolo; Pete Berney as Baptista; Anna O’Renick as Bianca Minolo in a scene from the RAC Musical “KISS ME KATE.”  Photo by Sharon Propst, RAC Publicity.

 


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Front Row (left to Right)  David Fast as First Man (Gangster); Malia Shelton as Lilli Vanessa/Katherine Minolo; Stephen Howard as Fred Graham/Pertrucio; Linda Geary as Second Man (Gangster). Second Row: Kyrstin Stoneking as Hattie; Corey Thomas as Paul; Shirley Johnson as Ralph; Kevin Thomas as General Howell; Brian Locascio as Bill Calhoun/Lucentio; Anna O’Renick as Lois Lane/ Bianca Minolo; Third Row: Dakota Kinslow as Riley/Hortensio; Aimee Dietiker as Ensemble Keyon Woods as Suitor/Ensemble; Sally Powers as the driver/Haberdasher; Back Row: Tonya Holmes as Wardrobe Lady/Ensemble; Nick Ferrell as Nathaniel;  and Pete Berney as Harry Trevor/Baptista Minolo.  Not pictured:  Joe Bartlett as Pops/stage doorman/Padua Priest/Gremio. Cast Photo by Sharon Propst.

Car crash at Raytown Road and 63rd Street

At about 10 pm yesterday RaytownOnline.com received a call asking what was happening in downtown Raytown. What was happening was that there was a car collision at the intersection of Raytown Road and 63rd St.  The damage indicates that a red Buick LaSabre ran into the driver’s side of a silver Chevy Malibu.   Here are some photos and a short video of the scene.

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At the Library – The Lab Rat Experiment

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July 17, 2014, Thursday at 2:00 PM

The Lab Rat Experiment
A science experiment has gone terribly wrong and the animals have taken over the lab! Will they take over the world? Join StoneLion Puppet Theatre in this wacky musical that explores the three states of matter, magnetic attraction, and other awesome science concepts! Singing wabbits, computer geek rats, and mad guinea pigs will rock your space.
(All ages) Registration is required. 

An example of how intense the “Thunderstorm” was this week

You didn’t have to look hard to find examples of how hard Raytown got hit this week. This tree was a resident of Raytown Road and 77th Terrace last week.  It does not look like it will recover.

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The Pipe that caused it all

This is the pipe that broke and caused a major part of Raytown to be without water for about 4 hours.

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Raytown South Alumna Receives MU Nursing Scholarship

Raytown South Alumna Receives MU Nursing Scholarship
By Sarah Clinton

Lydia Todd, Raytown,recently received the Annette McClanahan Harrison Endowed Nursing Scholarship for the fall 2014 semester. The award is given to undergraduate students enrolled in the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing.

“I would like to thank Dr. Charles Canter and his family for this generous award, which will help me achieve my goals as a nursing student,” Todd said. “After completing my bachelor’s degree, I plan to obtain my Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and become a pediatric nurse practitioner. Ultimately, I want to empower children and families by educating them about illness and health.”

Todd, a junior majoring in nursing at MU, is a 2012 graduate of Raytown South High School. She is the daughter of Michael and Glee Ann Todd. She currently serves as a teaching assistant at MU and coaches for Girls on the Run, an organization that pairs girls in Columbia with female mentors who promote physical and mental health through running, teamwork and building positive relationships.

MU is the largest and oldest public university west of the Mississippi River and is the flagship university for the state of Missouri.

Raytown Arts Council Summer Production is “Kiss Me Kate”

The Raytown Arts Council
announces their 2014 Summer Musical


“KISS ME KATE”


Music & Lyrics by COLE PORTER

Book by SAMUEL & BELLA SPEWACK

DIRECTOR:

Ms. SHARON PROPST
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: MS. SARIAH PINICK
ACCOMPANIST:  MS. LAURIE SCHWAB
ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR: MR. BOB COCHRAN
Choreographer: Anna O’Renick
Stage Manager: Marty Thomas

Performance Dates & Location: July 18-19, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Matinee: July 20, 2014 @ 2 p.m.
RAYTOWN SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL
8211 Sterling          Raytown, MO 64138

Tickets will on sale beginning June 30th, 2014 at the RAYTOWN HY-VEE STORE, 9400 E 350 Hwy (intersection of 350 Hwy & Gregory Blvd.), Raytown, MO, 816-358-9940 or online through our website. Ticket prices are: $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

THE CAST

Stephen Howard as Fred Graham; Malia Shelton as Lilli Vanessa/Katherine Minolo; Brian Locascio as Bill Calhoun/Lucentio; Anna O’Renick as Lois Lane/ Bianca Minolo; Kyrstin Stoneking as Hattie; Corey Thomas as Paul; Joe Bartlett as Pops/stage doorman/Padua Priest/Gremio; David Fast as First Man (Gangster); Linda Geary as Second Man (Gangster); Shirley Johnson as Ralph; Pete Berney as Harry Trevor/Baptista Minolo; Kevin Thomas as General Howell; Nick Ferrell as Nathaniel; Dakota Kirslow as Riley/Hortensio; Sally Powers as Stagehand #3/driver/Haberdasher; Tonya Holmes as Wardrobe Lady/Ensemble; Keyon Woods as Suitor/Ensemble; Aimee Dietiker as Ensemble
THE STORY OF THE SHOW

Kiss Me, Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The story involves the production of a musical version of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and the conflict on and off-stage between Fred Graham, the show’s director, producer, and star, and his leading lady, his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi. A secondary romance concerns Lois Lane, the actress playing Bianca, and her gambler boyfriend, Bill, who runs afoul with some gangsters.


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Stephen Howard as Pertruchio; Malia Shelton as Katherine Minolo; Brian Locascio as Lucentio; Anna O’Renick as Bianca Minolo in a scene from the RAC Musical “KISS ME KATE.”  Photo by Sharon Propst, RAC Publicity.

Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Jackson County until 10:45 pm. Possible heavy rain and high winds.

 

(note RaytownOnline received this at 10:12 pm.)

July 4th Back Yard Fireworks 2014

This is the biggest backyard fireworks display I have ever seen in Raytown. Enjoy the video.

Arrest Made After Dumpster Fires

Raytown Police were called to the 11500 block of 63rd Street on Thursday Morning, 07-03-2014 around 10:30 a.m. in regard to a dumpster fire. Later that afternoon, at 12:20 p.m. the police were also called to the 6400 block of Woodson Road in regard to a vehicle fire. Shortly, after the 2nd call a male was located in the area and arrested. No one was hurt during the incident. The man was arrested and an investigation of the incident is underway. No charges have been filed as of yet.

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The Water is back

At about 12:45 am on July 4th, I noticed that we have water pressure again.

Independence Fireworks Celebration and More

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Water Main Break Video

Water Main Break Photos

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Raytown Water Major Outage Update

A major water main has broken at the intersection of Raytown Road and 59th Street at about 9:00 pm.   It is known that water is out from the public library to 65th and Elm.  There are reports of low water pressure as far as Woodson and 63rd St.  As much as half of Raytown may be effected with no water or low water pressure.

Raytown Water Company is locating valves on all sides of the break to close that section off and route the water around the break. If this is successful, water service may resume in a matter of hours.

According to the President and General Manager of Raytown Water Co, Neal Clevenger, the broken main is one of the original pipe that was run from Leeds to Raytown in 1925 when his grandfather founded the company and Raytown was a small community of about 300 people.  Mr. Clevenger was at the scene of the water break, organizing the efforts to fix the problem.

Photos and videos will be posted soon.

 

Raytown Without Water

A unconfirmed report has come in that a major portion of Raytown is without water tonight.   RayytownOnline is investigating and will have more on this as we confirm the details.  At present we know it is a break in the Raytown Water Company lines, and not Water District #2.  Unconfirmed is that it has effected many blocks. \

Fishing Derby Photos, videos, and results

The rain kept attendance down this year, but about 70 brave fishermen showed up ready to do battle with the fish. RaytownOnline choose not to do our normal walk around the lake with close up shots and instead shot mostly from under a tent until the rain let up.

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8-15 age category:

Biggest stringer of 4 fish- Jordan Ohrmund 52-1/4” of fish.

Big Fish- Billy Jenkins Jr.-19”

Second biggest stringer of 4- Keyana Davis- 44-1/2”

16+ Age category

Biggest stringer of 4 fish- Matthew Ohrmund-65-1/2”

Big Fish-Tie John Anderson-20-1/2”

Billy Jenkins Sr.-20-1/2”

Second Biggest stringr of 4 fish- Seth Reffitt- 40-3/4” of fish.

 


 

A few photos of the competitors.

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At the Library – Create with LEGOs: Helicopter

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July 8, 2014, Tuesday at 1:30 PM
Create with LEGOs: Helicopter
Bricks 4 Kidz classes provide an extraordinary atmosphere for children where “we learn, we build, we play with LEGO® bricks.” Programs are built around our special model plans designed by engineers and architects, with exciting themes such as space, construction, and amusement parks. At Bricks 4 Kidz, we believe that kids learn best through activities that engage their curiosity and creativity.
(Ages 6 and up) Registration is required.
July 8, 2014, Tuesday at 3:00 PM
Create with LEGOs: Helicopter
Bricks 4 Kidz classes provide an extraordinary atmosphere for children where “we learn, we build, we play with LEGO® bricks.” Programs are built around our special model plans designed by engineers and architects, with exciting themes such as space, construction, and amusement parks. At Bricks 4 Kidz, we believe that kids learn best through activities that engage their curiosity and creativity.
(Ages 6 and up) Registration is required.