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Early reports are that Kansas City, Kan., police officers are working a homicide that happened in the early morning hours of Thursday in the 3200 block of North 66th.

More information later.

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The Unified Government Commission will meet Thursday, March 26, at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan.

The 5 p.m. meeting will be a Healthy Communities update in the fifth floor conference room, Suite 515, of City Hall. Immediately after this meeting will be a closed session in the ninth floor conference room on labor.

At 7 p.m., the UG Commission meeting will be held in the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall.

On the 7 p.m. agenda are several planning and zoning items, and other items, including:

• A special use permit for the temporary use of land to park three dump trucks at 1508 and 1510 N. 17th St.
• Renewal of a special use permit for a farmer’s market at 4020 Rainbow Blvd.
• A special use permit for the temporary use of land for a temporary trailer at 2605 W. 43rd Ave.
• A preliminary and final plan review for the new Frank Rushton Elementary School, 2605 W. 43rd Ave.
• An ordinance relating to an Environs review, amending the UG code of ordinances.
• An ordinance rezoning property at 4300 Leavenworth Road from R-1B single-family and C-1 limited business districts to CP-2 planned general business district.
• An ordinance rezoning property at 9910 France Family Drive from A-G agriculture, R-1 single family and CP-2 planned general business districts to CP-2 planned general business district.
• An ordinance vacating a 15-foot wide sanitary sewer easement, at 1929 Village West Parkway.
• A special use permit for the temporary use of land to park a tow truck in the driveway at 4708 Kimball Ave.
• An ordinance terminating the Tremont Redevelopment TIF District.
• A resolution approving the submission of a grant application to the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program for $200,000. The funds would be used to expand the law enforcement and mental health collaboration plan, and there would be a $50,000 matching amount from the UG that would be a percentage of salary and benefits of existing staff.
• A request to submit a grant application to the Greater Kansas City Healthcare Foundation for $177,115 to fund a comprehensive food system assessment. In-kind staffing in the amount of $72,307 would be required.
• Request to submit a grant application to the Greater Kansas City Healthcare Foundation for S$56,095 to fund the 20/20/20 Campaign (20 miles of sidewalks, 20 miles of trails and 20 miles of bike lanes by the year 2020). A cash match would be required through funds already secured through a CDC REACH grant and Slide for Health funds.
• A request to accept funds of $9,468.32 from the Slide for Health charitable contest sponsored by Healthy Communities Wyandotte. The funds would promote physical activity by improving levee trails in the county or help build new recreational trails. The funds were raised at Schlitterbahn.
• A request to accept $5,000 from General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant in charitable funds for Healthy Communities Wyandotte. The funds will support the work of the infant mortality action team.
• Proposed changes to the Human Resources Guide, including in equal opportunity, harassment in the workplace, family and medical leave, rules and discipline, grievance procedure and social media.
• Also on the agenda are some Land Bank items and a revised Land Bank policy.

The agenda is online at www.wycokck.org.

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A Dodge truck was westbound on I-70 east of the Pacific Avenue exit in Kansas City, Kan., when it hit a concrete truck and rolled over.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s report, the accident happened about 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, March 25.

The driver of the Dodge truck, a 43-year-old man from Kansas City, Kan., was injured and taken to a hospital, according to the trooper’s report.

The driver of the concrete truck, a 41-year-old Belton, Mo., man, was not injured, the report stated.

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