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The Jackson County Courthouse Annex just off the Square in Independence is to be renovated and expanded by late 2015.The 16th Circuit presiding judge says the added space is badly needed.“We all know we are in some drastic need of some renovation out there,” Judge Marco A. Roldan told County Legislators on Monday before they approved a $6.81 million contract with Excel Constructors of Overland Park, Kansas, to do the work. Excel was the lower of two bidders for...

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Great-grandmothers and grandmothers-to-be might recall a healthy pregnancy eating big bowls of ice cream and other excess food, and today often are seen pushing food on pregnant daughters, but times have changed.

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Charismatic supercreep Adam Newman will return to CBS's The Young and the...

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They laugh alike, they walk alike, at times they even talk alike. You can lose your mind: Veteran actress

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He's not just getting suspicious — he's getting pretty damn pushy. The launch of Grimm's fourth...

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Well it is Sunday afternoon and I have been to Sunday School and church. It was a very special service today and I thought I would share it with you.In April and October of each year we have a baby dedication service. It is not a baptism...

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Hello from Flat Rock, Illinois! We're having a full, yet interesting week. There are two things I'm especially looking forward to for this week. One is a brand new armoire my husband is making for my birthday and the other is a new pony that will...

Posted at 9:06 AM

Saturday Night Live's 

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Tennis champ Novak Djokovic can add another title to his resume: proud Dad.Djokovic, 27, and...

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Renee Zellweger set the Internet aflutter when she debuted a new 

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