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Katy Perry, the pop star with more Twitter followers than anyone on Earth, is set to take the halftime stage at the Super Bowl on Sunday. What will she sing? What will she wear? How many people dressed as cats will be involved?

Posted at 2:56 AM

The following students have been named to the fall 2014 honor rolls at John Nowlin Elementary in the Blue Springs School District.Principal’s honor rollFourth...

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WEEK IN RELIGIONAs many as 800,000 people attended an event Jan. 19 in Russia’s Chechnya region to protest against images of the prophet Muhammad published in French publication Charlie Hebdo.

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[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers about Wednesday's episode of Criminal Minds. Read at your own risk.]

Updated at 11:42 PM

The Independence School District will be asking voters for a 24-cent tax levy increase on the April 7 ballot.If passed, the current district operating levy of $4.43 per $100 of assessed valuation will be adjusted to $4.67.According...

Updated at 11:42 PM

Tom Woods is stepping up as his industry, home construction, adapts to new and challenging conditions.Woods, president of Woods Custom Homes in Blue Springs and a builder for more than 40 years, this month became chairman of the board of...

Updated at 11:41 PM

WHAT: William Chrisman High School presents “Pride and Prejudice” by Helen Jerome and adapted from the novel by Jane Austen.Based on the literary classic, Elizabeth Bennet experiences the trials and...

Updated at 11:39 PM

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri lawmakers and state elected officials likely will receive a pay increase after some state Senate Democrats successfully filibustered Wednesday, stalling efforts to block the raise.A state commission in...

Updated at 11:39 PM

Retired Navy Chief Logistics Specialist Leticia Baugher – who hails from Independence – joined the Navy to 1996. During her more than 18 years of service, she most enjoyed meeting new people at her various duty stations. She is...

Updated at 11:37 PM

ST. LOUIS — Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich launched his gubernatorial campaign aggressively Wednesday, accusing his Republican primary rival of being "bought and paid for" by a wealthy donor and questioning the ethics of his potential...

Updated at 11:35 PM

A bomb threat was made to Blue Springs High School on Tuesday, the Blue Springs School District reported.According to assistant superintendent Scott Young, the call came in around noon Tuesday from an anonymous out-of-state phone...

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