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Brenda Hill • 816-881-1391 (o) • 816-878-1930 (c) e Current News Releases & Media Advisories
  1. Reviewing The Case File

    The Skeleton In The Closet Identified

    Medical Examiner investigator ends a mystery dating back to 2012 as he tracks down the records that lead to a positive identification of the skeleton found in a closet after a fire gutted a vacant house in KC. > MORE
  2. Dr. Diane Peterson

    Dr. Peterson Completes First Year As Chief ME

    Worried she wouldn't be able to cope with constantly seeing people in pain, Diane Peterson nearly gave up dream of becoming a doctor. Today, the individuals she examines have been "freed of their pain." She is Jackson County's Chief Medical Examiner. > MORE
  3. Day at the Beach

    Program Introduces City Kids To The County's Parks

    Programs introduces kids from urban neighborhoods to the vast county parks system in eastern Jackson County. Many had never seen or were even aware that these lakes and parks were just minutes away from where they live. > MORE
  4. RedFriday

    Red Friday

    Jackson County, adorned in red, is the of Chiefs Kingdom. County courthouse decked out in the team's colors as the Kansas City Chiefs kick off the 2016 season. > MORE
  5. New Madrid Quake

    County Participates In New Madrid Quake Exercise

    Jackson County played a major role in the "Show-Me Mass Care Exercise" simulating the aftermath of an earthquake along the New Madrid fault — a quake that could leave St. Louis and Nashville devastated, sending thousands of evacuees into Jackson County. > MORE
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2016 News Releases & Media Advisories