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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 to stay in all night at the hardware store’s parking lot. They collected coats throughout the night that will be donated to the Blue Springs office of Community Services League.“I think it’s great and it’s free...

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...

Updated at 12:10 AM

Blue Springs’ boys basketball team stormed out to a 21-7 lead after one quarter and were never challenged in a 71-40 non-league win Friday at Oak Park.Eleven players scored for the Wildcats, who improved to 5-0. They led 40-19 at...

Updated at 12:10 AM

Sophie Heldenbrand scored 14 of her 23 points in the second half as Oak Grove’s girls basketball team pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 58-45 win over visiting Richmond.Oak Grove led 20-17 at halftime and 33-30 heading in the...

Updated at 12:09 AM

Snowflakes dropped through the air and gently touched our faces. My father, Lester Kieser, high-stepped towards a hollow filled with evergreen trees, mostly pine. Heavy foliage at each tree's base made a perfect dry pocket. The rabbits were aware...

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