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Posted at 6:47 AM

Jackson County legislators have passed a 2015 budget that again lowers county spending.For the first time, funding to outside agencies will include $10,000 for the Community Services League, which had sought $43,465 to extend services in the northeast part of the county.“And we’re in a year when several agencies got less than before. ... It’s a good start,” said Legislator Greg Grounds, R-Blue Springs, who pushed for the funding for the...

Posted at 6:40 AM

The owner of both the Mugs Up Diner and Mugs Up Drive in Independence is planning a fundraiser to move and retrofit the iconic Glenwood Arts Theatre sign located in Overland Park, Kansas, to the Englewood Station Arts District.Ann...

Posted at 5:15 AM

With the Missouri General Assembly already in session for 2015, a House seat in Independence remains vacant, and no election has been set.A state senator from Independence, Paul LeVota, said he thinks the seat could be vacant for a couple...

Posted at 5:00 AM

Pete Carroll is friendly with reporters and is often seen smiling. His Seattle Seahawks players seem to say whatever they want when the microphone is on and have no problem trash-talking through the media.

Updated at 1:10 AM

Nearly 20 vehicles were vandalized outside of the AMC Independence Commons 20 multiplex over the past two weekends, police report.According to Independence Police Public Information Officer Tom Gentry, 10 vehicles – mostly pickup...

Updated at 1:05 AM

The Independence Police Department conducted a prostitution sting operation in cooperation of various Independence businesses last week.According to an IPD release, the sting netted the arrests of six males and 10 females on Jan. 21 and...

Updated at 1:02 AM

Independence police thwarted an attempted house burglary in Independence Saturday morning.According to the Independence Police Twitter account, the burglary took place at the 17000 block of East 34th Terrace at 7:55 a.m. on Jan.

Updated at 1:01 AM

A police officer who was shot in Springfield early Monday morning is originally from Blue Springs.The Springfield News-Leader has identified the Springfield police officer as Aaron Pearson, a 2003 Blue Springs High School...

Updated at 12:57 AM

Maggie M. Ngar, DO, has joined the Oak Grove Medical Clinic. Dr. Ngar, board certified in family medicine, earned her medical degree at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and earned her undergraduate degree at University of...

Updated at 12:30 AM

The hair’s still there – and that’s how goaltender Mike Clemente wants to keep it over the next five games of this Missouri Mavericks seven-game homestand.Clemente and Maxime Lagace are in a bet with coach Richard...

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