Posted at 5:57 AM

Mike Sanders didn’t want the point to be overlooked last week as officials announced that the Union Pacific Railroad is selling 17.7 miles of unused track for a potential commuter rail service. “For a railroad to agree to give up a valuable asset ... that is historic,” the Jackson County county executive said. It’s taken most of the year to come to terms on the $52 million deal, and the immediate benefit is likely to be a hiking-and-biking trail...

Posted at 5:14 AM

Crystal Williams didn’t notice symptoms but did stick to her regular checkups, and that made a huge difference in the options open to her when breast cancer came. “I started getting mammograms every year, because of my family...

Posted at 4:33 AM

Kansas City Royals teen idol Eric Hosmer – who also happens to be a Gold Glove Award winning first baseman – was just kidding when he said all kids should be allowed to miss school during October. “Kids should stay in...

Posted at 1:01 AM

I recently had a closet intervention.

Posted at 1:01 AM

Here are five ways you can have fun this weekend.

Posted at 1:01 AM

Reader question: Is it legal for a real estate agent to work with the seller and the buyer and if it is, then get both commissions? Jonie P.

Updated at 12:28 AM

Squirrels were deemed culprit of two short power outages that occurred Tuesday morning in Blue Springs, according to a Kansas City Power & Light spokesperson. The first outage occurred at 7:33 a.m. and lasted just 34 minutes. It...

Updated at 12:26 AM

Independence police said Tuesday they are treating the death of a female found in a vehicle Friday night as a suicide. The vehicle was found near the intersection of Liberty and Kentucky in the north edge of the city. - Staff

Updated at 12:24 AM

1 Benefit gospel concert for Augustus Lanio – The concert, presented by the Independence Midtown Optimist Club, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave., Independence. Augustus,...

Updated at 12:17 AM

A gas main break Tuesday morning near William Chrisman High School caused a brief evacuation of the building, as well as about a half-dozen homes nearby. Brad Waterworth of the Independence Fire Department said his station received a call...

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