Archive for Turner Area

Fireworks may be discharged from July 2 to 4 in KCK

If you’ve been hearing fireworks and firecrackers going off in your Kansas City, Kansas, neighborhood on Saturday, they’ve probably been illegal.

According to the local ordinance, fireworks can be discharged only from July 2 to July 4, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The ordinance also states what types of fireworks are permitted, and those that are permitted include firecrackers, fountains, sparklers and other common fireworks sold at the fireworks stands in Kansas City, Kansas.

The ordinance specifically states certain fireworks are illegal, including bottle rockets, sky rockets, missile-type rockets, unmanned aerial luminary, sky lanterns, and fire balloons.

Fireworks burn injury report

The University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas, reported one fireworks-related injury between 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 30, and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 1, according to a spokesman.

There was no other information available about the fireworks injury because there was only one patient, and privacy rules prevented the release of additional information such as age, gender or city of residence, according to the hospital.

Fireworks displays in KCK

For those looking for an event in Kansas City, Kansas, that includes fireworks, the Turner Recreation Commission and UG Parks Department, with Aerial FX, are sponsoring a fireworks display at 9:45 p.m. July 3 at Pierson Park at South 55th and Douglass.

There is no admission charge for the Turner fireworks display. No individual fireworks are allowed in the park, on Turner school property or on Turner Recreation property. There will be no parking on the left side of the street in the park. Those attending may bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating.

The T-Bones have scheduled fireworks displays after the 7 p.m. baseball games on July 3 and 4 at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in the Village West area. There is an admission charge to the T-Bones game.

Fireworks rules are listed in the Unified Government’s code of ordinances, at, under section 15-88, at


Drowning victim identified

A drowning victim from Pierson Park Lake on Sunday has been identified as 17-year-old Elmer Adolfo Castro-Sagastume, stated a spokesman for the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department.

The preliminary autopsy reports have listed the cause of death as drowning, the spokesman stated. There was no evidence of criminal intent, the spokesman stated.

Castro-Sagastume drowned on Sunday morning at Pierson Park Lake, which is near South 55th and Douglas in Kansas City, Kansas. His body was found Sunday afternoon after a search by rescue crews.


Body recovered from Pierson Park Lake

The body of a teenager, possibly a drowning victim, was recovered from Pierson Park Lake in the Turner area this afternoon, according to authorities.

Rescue crews searched the lake this morning, and found the body of a 17-year-old male in the afternoon, according to a spokeswoman for the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department.

Officials are notifying the relatives of the deceased teen today, and an autopsy may be done on Monday.