Free fireworks display planned tonight

A free fireworks display is planned at 9:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Pierson Park, South 55th and Douglas, Kansas City, Kansas.

This event is sponsored by the Turner Recreation Commission, Aerial FX and the Unified Government Parks and Recreation Department.

Those attending may bring lawn chairs or blankets. This event is free and open to the public.

Visitors are asked not to park on the left side of the street at the park. Outside fireworks are not allowed in the park or on school district property. Pets are not allowed. Glass containers are not allowed.

Schools change schedules because of weather

Schools in Wyandotte County have changed their schedules because of the potential of icy weather.

Today, the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools are on a two-hour delayed start, with no preschool classes and no morning Kidzone program. School buses are running two hours late. All of the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library locations also are on a two-hour delayed start.

Turner Public School district is on a two-hour delay today.

The Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Public School district has a two-hour delayed start today, with no morning preschool and buses running two hours late.

The Piper Public School district has canceled classes today.

Wyandotte County is currently under a winter weather advisory until noon from the National Weather Service.

Area districts cancel school Thursday in Wyandotte County

School has been canceled in K-12 public school districts on Thursday in Wyandotte County. The area is under an ice storm warning.

In the Kansas City, Kansas, Public School district, the schools, its district offices and the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Libraries will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 7.

The closure includes all KCKPS preschools, school bus services and meal services are canceled. It is Plan D under the district’s Inclement Weather Guide.

School also is canceled Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Turner Public Schools District.

The Piper School District also has canceled school and all activities for Thursday, Feb. 7, because of inclement weather.

There also is no school on Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville school district, because of the inclement weather.

All Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday evening classes, Feb. 6, and activities on Wednesday, were canceled at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

KCKCC updated its closing announcement; all classes and activities are closed on Thursday because of the weather.

Evening classes at Donnelly College on Wednesday, Feb. 6, were canceled. Classes and activities on Feb. 7 at Donnelly also were canceled.

Kansas City Area Transportation Authority and the regional RideKC transit system have announced that all bus and transit service will be suspended at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, because of hazardous road conditions.

Transit service on Thursday, Feb. 7, will not start until 8 a.m., including local and express service, and paratransit service.

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