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Thousands of police officers from across the nation packed a church and spilled onto streets Saturday to honor Officer Rafael Ramos as a devoted family man, aspiring chaplain and hero, though an air of unrest surrounding his ambush shooting was not completely pushed aside.

Updated at 1:58 PM

They kept us on the edge of our seats and brought us to our feet. They sent us into joyful celebration or left us in anguished disbelief. When we look back at 2014, these are some of the games — not to mention stock car races, tennis finals...

Posted at 11:00 AM

The South Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of January. The library is located at 13700 E. 35th St. All activities are free unless otherwise noted. Registration is...

Posted at 10:40 AM

Merry Christmas! Santa's famous ride across the sky was this week and probably by now all of the presents have been unwrapped, the paper is bagged up, and the bows and ribbons have been saved (right!). Your beautiful live Christmas tree has been...

Posted at 10:31 AM

50 YEARS AGOThe following items were taken from Dec. 13 through 19, 1964, Examiner.• Former Army officer Harry S. Truman became an honorary Navyman when the Fleet Reserve Association...

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Posted at 10:10 AM

Tommy Brison of Blue Springs took this photo of Lake Jacomo on Friday morning.  He used a Canon EOS 7D camera.  Brison has been a landscape photographer for 15 years and you can view more of his work at www.tommybrison.com. 

Posted at 8:00 AM

Somalia is seeking to renegotiate an agreement that gives a company run by former British soldiers sole control over one of the world's richest fishing grounds off the longest coastline in Africa.

Posted at 7:15 AM

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

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