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The Independence City Council on Monday approved proposed additions to the city’s Unified Development Ordinance, but only after voting to delete the section about standards for bar and restaurant outdoor seating areas on private property. They tabled that vote for a later date.Heacock advised a motion for such a move based on the conversations he’s had with members the council about their support but also their points of concern.“Given where we are and the...

Posted at 5:16 AM

An Independence police officer was one of 10 public safety officers statewide who received the Missouri Medal of Valor from Gov. Jay Nixon in Jefferson City on Thursday.Officer Brock Kelley was presented a medal for his bravery in pursuing...

Posted at 4:27 AM

What do Americans care about most? If Google searches are any indication it’s pizza.According to Google’s year-end calculations, more people searched pizza than looked for information about the World Cup, which is...

Updated at 1:03 AM

Boy Scout Troop 138 of Blue Springs camped outside of Westlake Ace Hardware store off of north Missouri 7 on Friday night to collect coats for those in need.The scouts, ranging in age from 11 to 18, made makeshift shelters out of cardboard...

Updated at 1:02 AM

Independence Police are in search of a vehicle suspected to be involved in several burglaries and other activity in recent months. The vehicle is believed to be a mid 2000’s Chevrolet Express G3500 KUV van. Its driver,...

Updated at 12:57 AM

Two men and a woman have been charged in connection to Thursday’s burglary of Christmas presents in Independence, the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office said on Friday. Wendy Y. Conn, 34; Allen M. Cates, 24; and Travis J.

Updated at 12:54 AM

An Independence business owner pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a multi-million dollar, multi-conspiracy to transport hundreds of thousands of cartons of contraband cigarettes from the Kansas City area to the state of New York,...

Updated at 12:49 AM

Carolyn Jennings of Fort Osage High School was chosen as the Rotary Club of Independence’s Student of the Month for November.She is the recipient of the Top Ten and FORCE awards, as well as being vice president of her...

Updated at 12:47 AM

Indian Trails Elementary School students received a pair of hand-painted shoes filled with candy from Fort Osage High School’s Project Pere Noel.The high school’s National Art Society students painted clog type shoes with...

Updated at 12:13 AM

Obi Wan Kenobi was nowhere to be found Friday night at the Independence Events Center, but the force was certainly with the Missouri Mavericks.They manhandled the visiting Brampton Beast 6-2 on the ECHL team’s second annual Star...

Updated at 12:12 AM

For a game in which his team scored the first 11 points, there was a bit too much excitement than William Chrisman boys basketball coach Chad Wright would have preferred.“Not dull enough,” he said with a slight grin after his...

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