New teen curfew goes into effect this weekend

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  • KC teens are now on the clock.

The City Council’s new teen curfew goes into effect tonight. Minors under 16 years old will need to be home by 10 p.m., while 16- and-17-year-olds can stay out until 11 p.m. The ordinance extends a 9 p.m. curfew in five entertainment districts, passed last summer in reaction to a slate of violent weekends on the Plaza. Those 17 and younger must leave the Plaza, Westport, Downtown/Central Business District, 18th and Vine and Zona Rosa by 9 p.m.

The stricter curfew ordinance runs through Sunday, September 30, when it reverts back to the standard curfew of 11 p.m. on weekdays and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays for all minors under the age of 18. For each violation of the curfew, parents or guardians can be fined up to $500.

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