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Updated at 12:30 AM

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker reacted Friday to a St. Louis circuit ruling declaring Missouri’s restriction on felons in possession of a firearm unconstitutional.Circuit Judge Robert Dierker dismissed a felon-in-possession charge against a partly disabled, middle-aged man with a history of non-violent felonies. The ruling said: “Given that (the statute) fails to differentiate among classes of felonies, fails to define criteria whereby non-violent felons can...

Updated at 12:25 AM

The United States and Canada have tight commercial ties and close, friendly relations. But it wasn’t always that way, and a Canadian official on Thursday outlined the role President Harry Truman had in the years after World War II to draw...

Updated at 12:11 AM

Several groups are serving fish dinners during Lent:• Scout Troop 178 is holding fish dinners from 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays through March 27 in the Nativity of Mary Parish Hall, 10021 E. 36th Terrace, Independence.Dinner...

Updated at 11:40 PM

After making his second free throw of the possession midway through the fourth quarter, Blue Springs South senior Kevin Puryear walked off the court and gave coach Jimmy Cain a tight hug.It was the kind of hug a father would give his son...

Updated at 11:40 PM

The Missouri Mavericks hoped to go duck hunting Friday night at the Independence Events Center.Instead, they laid a giant goose egg as Quad City Mallards goalie Parker Milner stopped all 29 shots he faced in a 3-0 victory before an...

Updated at 11:39 PM

With one last chance to build some momentum before district tournament play on Monday, and grab an elusive home victory in the process, Fort Osage’s boys basketball team came up with enough clutch plays down the stretch Friday against Oak...

Updated at 11:37 PM

Northern Missouri or eastern Kansas weather is fickle. Constant wind direction changes mean disaster for the best decoy sets. Layout blind sets for shooting geese landing into the wind must be positioned correctly or birds land out of shotgun...

Updated at 11:37 PM

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Updated at 11:34 PM

HAMPTON, Ga. – When Travis Kvapil got the call Friday, he figured someone on his race team was playing a joke.“They said there was trouble with the car,” Kvapil said. “I thought we could figure it out when we...

Updated at 11:34 PM

BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State has hired Douglas Gillin as its athletic director.Chancellor Sheri N. Everts announced the hiring Friday and says Gillin will begin April 6.Gillin comes to Appalachian State from Missouri,...

Posted at 10:26 PM

Community meal at First ChristianThe First Christian Church in Independence will hold a community breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall. The church is at 125 S. Pleasant St.The cost is...

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