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 school,” Hosmer said, as countless school children joined their parents for a morning of hooky from the classroom and office. More than 8,000 fans entered Kauffman Stadium Tuesday morning for a postseason celebration and pep...

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I recently had a closet intervention.

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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...

Updated at 12:04 AM

For the past three years, the Lee’s Summit North girls tennis doubles team of Logan Morrissey and Camryn Parnell formed one of the most formidable duos in the state. They finished sixth at state in 2012 and were the state runner-up...

Updated at 12:02 AM

The big news to come out of Tuesday morning's postseason playoff rally had nothing to do with Eric Hosmer jokingly throwing his support toward kids staying home from school to watch the playoffs (please see story on page A1), and everything to do...

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