The first two nights of Kansas City’s earlier summertime curfew passed without significant problems, according to Kansas City police.
The curfew began at 9 p.m. Friday for youths younger than 18 and runs through the last Sunday in September in five Kansas City entertainment districts.
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Friday night passed uneventfully, and police said no problems had been reported before midnight Saturday.
Officials first instituted a curfew last August after problems with unruly, unsupervised young people culminated in a shooting that wounded three teens on the Plaza.
The curfew, which applies to youths unaccompanied by an adult, covers the Plaza and four other areas with shops, bars and restaurants: Westport, Zona Rosa, 18th and Vine, and the Central Business District.
In anticipation of the curfew, Kansas City police beefed up officer presence on the Plaza the past several weekends and have been informing parents and teens of the curfew’s start.