Updated at 10:40 PM

On March 1, 150 Van Horn High School Army JROTC cadets and their dates gathered in the main ballroom of the Ararat Shrine Temple in Kansas City for the annual Military Ball, which is the culminating assessment for the cadet etiquette training. This year's ball was a joint military event, as it included cadets and cadre from the U.S. Marine Corps JROTC program at Ruskin High School.The evening was a black tie event for the cadets; gentlemen in their dress uniforms, ladies in their...

Updated at 10:37 PM

Next month marks my 20th year of self-employment.Hard to believe how the years have flown by.Yes, 20 years ago, after nine years with two different law firms, I had determined it was time for me to walk away from the security of a...

Updated at 10:36 PM

Students win yearbook scholarshipsTwo Blue Springs High School students were awarded college scholarships by participating in a yearbook marketing pilot program for a DECA competition. Kaylee Chappelow and Alicia...

Updated at 10:33 PM

The box called my name every time I passed by it. I hadn't been able to look through the keepsakes Mom kept during their 56 years of marriage. It felt like I would be incredibly nosy if I opened the lid.I tried going through the...

Updated at 10:32 PM

There’s a candidate forum next week for those running for mayor of Independence and other City Council races.It’s at 7 p.m. Thursday at the North Independence branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library on U.S. 24. Those in...

Updated at 10:32 PM

These orphans are available for adoption through the Regional Animal Shelter, 21001 E. Missouri 78, Independence; 816-621-7722.

Updated at 9:04 PM

A Jackson County judge sentenced a Blue Springs man to nine years in prison Friday for his role in the September 2012 death of state transportation worker Clifton Scott.David C. Murdick, 36, was sentenced by Jackson County judge Jack Grate...

Updated at 8:13 PM

Security images released Friday show a group of people leaving the Bass Pro Shops in Independence the night several guns were stolen, and also show a red vehicle leaving the store.The Kansas City Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol,...

Posted at 7:00 PM

News to knowJust days after the Massachusetts Supreme Court said "upskirt" photos weren't illegal, Gov.

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