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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 in a courtroom crowded with family, emergency responders and law enforcement.Murdick, a lawyer who lived in Blue Springs, had pleaded guilty to first degree voluntary manslaughter on Jan. 24.Assistant Jackson County Prosecutor...

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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,...

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

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Apparently it’s OK to be a pervert in Boston.The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Wednesday that Michael Robertson of Andover, Mass., (town motto, “We burned witches before burning witches was cool”) was not...

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Esther A. BootheIndependenceTo the editor:I had concern for the disabled and elderly because of changes made by the IndeBus service.In the past, the bus would pick up passengers and let them off...

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Fred H. ReissUrbana, Mo.To the editor:I’ve passed the same seven-mile stretch of U.S. 65 north of Springfield several times in the last month. Each time I wondered why the cedar trees and brush...

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Stanley RobinsonPrinceton, Mo.To the editor:Economists seldom agree, but it is universally accepted that spending stimulates the economy. This stimulation is referred to as the multiplier...

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