Waldo

Education
7:34 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Kansas City School District Scraps Plan For Waldo Wal-Mart

The Kansas City School board sided with many in the community and turned down a proposal to put in a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in Waldo.

A crowd of 125 people gathered at Southwest Early College Campus for a town hall.  Cheers came after the school board vice-chair Crispin Rea announced the board’s decision against the grocery store.

Wal-Marts plan included knocking down Bingham Middle School, building the new store, and parking.  Other plans included green space and a soccer field.

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KC Currents
1:30 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

KCPS Agrees To Open Hale Cook School

Hale Cook elementary school
Alex Smith

On Friday, February 15, Kansas City Public Schools agreed to a plan to reopen the shuttered Hale Cook elementary school in the Waldo neighborhood.

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KC Currents
11:35 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Proposed Waldo Walmart Sparks Community Response

Bingham Junior High School sits vacated east of 77th and Wornall, abutting the Trolley Track Trail in Waldo.
Credit Monica Sandreczki / KCUR

The redevelopment of each closed school building in Kansas City, Mo. tends to draw a small group of concerned residents.  And that was the case for the old Bingham Junior High School property, at 77th and Wyandotte in Waldo. Until Walmart came knocking.

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Central Standard Friday
4:26 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

KC History: Waldo & The Westport Presbyterian Church

From "The Waldo Story" by LaDene Morton
The History Press

Next time on Central Standard Friday, join historian Monroe Dodd for the history of the Waldo neighborhood with LaDene Morton, author of The Waldo Story.

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Crime
5:46 pm
Fri May 28, 2010

Mechanics Of Serial Crime Bust Surface Decades After

Kansas City, Mo. – Modern DNA technology was unheard of in the 1970s as police in two Missouri cities struggled to find and stop a man who was attacking women. KCUR news has learned it was a mainstay of crime detection that led investigators in one town to help counterparts in the other. The common denominator is the man now charged in 1980s attacks around Kansas City's Waldo District.

Bernard Jackson stands charged in Kansas City with four rapes committed in 1983 and 1984. They are accusations, not convictions.

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Convicted
5:35 pm
Tue May 25, 2010

History Detective Relates Long-Ago Cases With Tie Of Today

St Joseph, Mo. – A never-reported liaison between Kansas City and St Joseph police more than 30 years ago led to a conviction of a serial rapist, now charged with more rapes in Kansas City. Bernard Jackson was a suspect in at least two rapes of women in the Pony Express City in 1976 and 77. There was no physical evidence to charge him there.

Current St. Joseph Detective Commander Jim Connors tells KCUR Jackson was considered in both cities.

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KCUR News
1:06 pm
Fri May 7, 2010

Waldo Attack Charges Set; Newest Unresolved

Jackson County Prosecutor Jim Kanatzar outlines cold case investigations.
Photo: Dan Verbeck/KCUR

Kansas City, Mo. – Fifteen criminal charges dealing with rapes in and around the Waldo area are filed against one man. They are not for crimes last year and this, but for attacks more than 25 years ago. Law enforcers are very careful what they say about the freshest assaults.

Kansas City Police Chief Jim Corwin will only call 52 year old Bernard Jackson a 'person of interest' in the five rapes between last September and this February.

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