News About Town: The Police Department has had an unusually busy couple days, starting at 2:39 am, August 13. Matthews Officers of the Patrol Division were called to a burglary and shooting at a home on Morningwood Drive. When they arrived, the victim explained that two men broke into her home, demanded money, and shot her in the leg before fleeing. Later that same morning, at 4:58 am, officers were called to InTown Suites on Independence. Two men who were staying at the hotel opened the room door when a woman knocked. When they opened the door, two other men came in and began to assault the residents. The assailants stole one of the resident’s cars, a 2004 BMW 330CI with the license plate HBK-4131.
News Around Town: Ready for your (future-) bus riding child to start school on the 26, but have questions about their transportation? Do you know bus driver hand signals, or what to do when you see concerning behavior? Join CMS on Facebook Live on August 15 from 3 pm ‘til 4. The CMS Transportation Department will be online to explain policies, district preparedness, and vital info for a safe school year on the big yellow bus.
One Fun Thing: Did you paint rocks at Squirrel Lake yesterday? Love to find painted rocks throughout Matthews? Join the Facebook Group Matthews Rocks and share your new hobby. Started in July 2017 by Matthews resident Lynn Lewis, the group is a place to show off your finds and share where you’ve hidden your own painted rocks. Rocks tagged with #MatthewsRocks have been spotted all across the US.