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Walmart Bomb Threat Video

Please excuse a little shake in the video. I was shooting at a telephoto setting of 24X and hand holding the camara. I am sure that neither the police or my wife would have been pleased if I had tried to get close to the action.

This video is best viewed by clicking the fullscreen icon. The resolution is 720×480.

Walmart bomb threat photos

These are long distance telephoto shots. Most were taken from the West end of the parking lot.

Raytown Police Blocked the Eastbound entrance to the Walmart parking lot.

Raytown police also blocked the Westbound entrance to the Walmart parking lot.
Pictured here are two members of the Raytown Fire Department and a Raytown police officer.

Walmart employees watching from the West end of the parking lot to the back of True Value Hardware.

Raytown police officers waiting in front of the store.

For their fellow officers, Raytown firemen, and both the store manager and assistant manager who went inside to investigate.

Fortunately everyone came out safe and sound.

Bomb Threat at Walmart

At about 6:00 pm employee and customers evacuated the Walmart on 350 Highway. Nothing has happened for 2 hours now. It is rumored that similar threats have been made targeting other Walmart stores in the area. In specific Gladstone Walmart. The all clear was given at about 8:30 pm.

More on this as it develops. I will add photos and video to this post after they have been processed.

From the Raytown Police Department.

Police received a call to the Raytown Walmart at about 6:00 P.M. on Friday (07/27/2012), in regard to a phoned in bomb threat. The store was evacuated of customers and employees for safety reasons. A search of the building was conducted and with the assistance of the Olathe Fire Department Emergency Services and their bomb and arson K-9. No suspicious items were found. The store resumed normal operations at approximately 8:30 P.M. No injuries or damages were reported. The investigation is continuing.


The cites that had a bomb threat to their Walmart are Raytown, Gladstone, Jefferson City, Nixa, Ozark and Saint Peters. There is a report from one Walmart employee that the caller’s voice was sounded like a robot. This could mean a voice masking device or computer generated speech.


First Baptist of Raytown gets a new Pastor

Dr. Brandon Park

First Baptist of Raytown has a new pastor, Dr. Brandon S. Park. Dr. Park has a BS, 2 MS, and a PhD from Liberty University in Lynchburg Virginia. He is currently pastor of a large Southern Baptist Church in Miami that has an average attendance of 1450 each Sunday.

There were various meet and greet events, with a public version on Sunday July 22nd, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Dr. Park also maintains a web blog which can be viewed by clicking HERE.

RDA Annual Fundraiser Picnic

Raytown Democratic Association

Annual Fundraiser Picnic

Saturday, July 28th · Noon – 2:00

C. Lee Kenagy Park 79th and Raytown Road

(79th Street Entrance)

Tickets are $10.00 per meal plate

Choice of hamburger or hotdog

 We have received confirmation from several campaigns and elected officials that they or their representatives will be in attendance.

This includes

US Senator Claire McCaskill

Governor Jay Nixon

Lt Governor Candidates

US Representative Emanuel Cleaver II

State Senator Kiki Curls

State Senator Elect Paul LeVota

State Representative Bonnaye Mims

State Representative Tom McDonald

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Sharp

Boil Order Lifted

The July 24th boil advisory has been lifted at about 11:30 p.m. on July 25th.


Can you identify these two men ?

Raytown Police investigators have recently obtained surveillance photographs of two men that are persons of interest regarding an assault that occurred on 06-26-12, at about 7:20 PM, at a convenience store in the 8700 block of East 63 Street. The two men were involved in a physical altercation with another man, following a verbal dispute, and then left the area in a dark green or black late model Dodge Dakota pickup truck. The victim received medical treatment at an area hospital and was later released. No weapons were involved.

Person #1 is described as a white male, mid to late 20’s, about 6’1” tall, muscular build, with a goatee. He was wearing a hat.


Person #2 is described as a white male, about 6’1” tall.

Raytown Police investigators are asking for help in identifying the two men.

Anyone with information about this incident or the pictured individuals is asked to call the TIPS Hotline, at 474-TIPS (816-474-8477.)

Boil Order for public water

The Raytown Police Dept. issued a boil advisory at 10:27 p.m. Tusday July 24th for an area from I-70 on the North, 87th St. on the South, Blue Ridge Cut-off on the West and Raytown City limits on the East.

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Breakfast for Harry

Harry Stone, aged 60, was gunned down and killed while jogging near his Raytown home on May 13, 2012, Mother’s Day. There has not been an arrest in his homicide but the Stone family is hoping to change that by raising the reward money.

 Harry’s church, St. Luke’s United Methodist, at James A. Reed and Bannister Roads (South Kansas City) is hosting a Country Breakfast on Saturday, August 4 from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast includes eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits, gravy, pancakes, cereal and more for just $3.00 per person. For more information contact the church office at 816-763-8444.

 All profits from this event will be donated in Harry’s name to the TIPS Hotline to encourage those who have information about a crime to come forward. Help spread the word and bring some hungry and generous friends.

 Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers Greater Kansas City TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477), TIPS may also be submitted electronically at KCcrimestoppers.com, or by texting TIP452 and your information to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is anonymous.

 ‘Do the Right Thing’ ~ Harry Stone’s favorite quote




Thursday, July 19th, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Las Chili’s, 6210 Raytown Trafficway, Raytown
Come early at 6:00 PM to dine and make new friends!

The speaker will be
Jackson County Central Committee Chairman Steve Bough

We also have received word that several of the statewide candidates or their representative will be visiting.

President Richard Tush at (816) 356-0003
Vice President Fred Hartwell (816) 353-4431

Next meeting is Aug 16th
Our speaker will be announced

Mark you calendars and tell your fellow Democrats

Saturday, July 28th,
RDA’s Annual Picnic
Noon – 2 PM at Kenagy Park

Bits of Wisdom from the Web

More Burger King Fire Photos

Units responded to a commercial structure fire at a fast food restaurant, initial crews reported fire on the outside of the structure and heavy smoke from the roof. Crews were able to confine the fire to the attic of the structure. Additional units from KCFD were requested due to the extreme heat. All firefighters are required by policy to be evaluated by EMS after 20 minutes of work at a fire. One firefighter was initially unable to return to work following this evaluation, however after additional rest and water on the scene their vital signs return to normal and they were cleared to return to work.

Investigators have determined the fire originated outside of the structure, but the exact cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. (from the Raytown Fire Department)

Video from the fire scene is being processed and should be posted soon.

Burger King exterior flame broiled

Click on the picture for a very high resolution version.

The Burger King on 350 Highway and Raytown Road got a charring today. Preliminary reports say that a cigarette probably ignited the mulch and that spread to the exterior of the building. While fire officials agree that this is the likely cause, they are not willing to confirm at this point in the investigation.

More photos and video of this will be posted in the near future.



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The Sunday Funnies (reruns)

City Administrator’s Report for //2012

City Administrator’s Report
FROM: Mahesh Sharma, City Administrator



The Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) is developing an environmental study of I-70 from The Paseo interchange to the Blue Ridge Cutoff interchange. From July 26th to August 17th, MODOT will be talking to the community about the initial improvement alternatives that could fix the transportation issued facing the highway. Your input will help to refine the initial alternatives. Visit www.metroli70.com to share your thoughts. You can also talk to with MODOT in person at their “Mobile Meetings” on either August 7th, at the Highway 40 Wal-Mart, from 4:00 to 6:00pm or August 17th, at The Museums at 18th and Vine – Atrium, also from 4:00 to 6:00pm.

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) has notified the city that Route 169 from just north of the Wheeler Downtown Airport to Route 9 will be closed beginning tomorrow, July 14th, through mid-December. The closure provides MODOT crews to make repairs to the east retaining wall for the northbound lanes, repairs to the southbound lanes and address the drainage between the lanes. Motorists will have access to Wheeler Airport via the Broadway Bridge or Harlem Road. The Heart of America (Route 9) and Bond (I-35, I-29 and Route 71) Bridges are the closest alternate routes.

Board, Committee and Commission Meetings, and Events

July 16 – Park Board Meeting; Park Office, 7:00pm
July 17 – Chamber Morning Coffee; Metcalf Bank, 4668 Blue Ridge Blvd, 7:30am
July 17 – Board of Aldermen Meeting; Council Chambers, 7:00pm
July 19 – Council on Aging Meeting; Council Conference Room, 4:15pm
July 19 – Human Relations Commission Meeting; Council Chambers, 6:00pm
July 19 – Board of Zoning Adjustments; Council Chambers, 7:00pm

Garage Sale

We have cleaned out my mother in laws home, many items, lot of bargains.

1. Kenmore Sewing Machine
2. Table of new material all $1.00 per yard
3. Tons of sewing items, zippers, thread, binding, buttons
4. Yarn, knitting supplies
5. Towels, washclothes, blankets, rugs
6. Bedroom Suite full size blonde
7. Living Room Furniture

10508 W 71st Terrace, Raytown, MO
7/13/12—–3 pm —5 pm
7/14/12 8 am—5 pm

Raytown South High School Class of 1982 30th Reunion

Raytown South High School Class of 1982 30th Reunion

Friday, July 27 * Fun House Pizza * 6:30 pm
Casual – No charge (each person responsible for own food/drink)

Saturday, July 28 * Teetering Rocks Golf Clubhouse * 7:00 pm
Casual – $10 per person at the door (snacks and cash bar)

RSVP to these events and stay in touch by joining the facebook group:
Raytown South High School Class of 1982

Raytown former mayor Joe Shelton in a new best seller

Jo Carroll Shelton Lewald, will be featured as one of the vendors for the Amelia Earhart Fair, July 21. She will be autographing her best selling memoir, “Mom’s Crazy, Her Bipolar Memoir.” Jo Carroll is the niece of the late Joe Shelton, who served as Raytown’s mayor in the 1970’s. Her relationship with Shelton is explained in a chapter entitled, “Magnolia Blossom Special.”

Author Jo Carroll Shelton Lewald

Garage Sale

10904 E 72 Terr., Raytown, MO. 64133
Thurs & Friday, July 12 & 13, 2012

Diamond Edge Compound Bow, 30-60 draw, upgraded, case, arrows, & release included plus 3D target;
Avon representative collectibles from the 1970’s;
Coca cola bear collectibles
McDonalds happy meal toys
Cows on parade
Kliban Sneaker Cat collectibles
Collections of stuffed animals
350 Zip Drive and discs

Many other collectibles too numerous to mention.

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