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Posted at 6:43 AM

By David A. LiebThe Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY – Touted as one of the first interstate highways, a 200-mile span of Interstate 70 between suburban St. Louis and Kansas City stands as a prime example of the challenges facing the nation’s roads.Built in the 1950s and ‘60s with a 20-year-life expectancy, the four-lane highway is crumbling beneath its surface and clogged with traffic as it carries more than 30,000 vehicles a day on many...

Posted at 6:38 AM

When I said goodbye to the place Dad called home for the last four years, I walked out with two items. His poker chip holder and a radio. He had more than two items in his room, but that's all I could handle – not physically, but...

Posted at 6:22 AM

Olivia Kerr was bouncing off the walls of Angela Danzo’s Prairie Branch Elementary kindergarten classroom.Her little brother, D.J. O’Dell, was about to be the recipient of a surprise party celebrating his final chemotherapy...

Posted at 6:01 AM

Cam F. Awesome took up boxing as a young teenager for the dual purpose of building his confidence and losing weight.Then, he became so successful as a boxer that the confidence turned into arrogance and cost him a spot in the 2012 Summer...

Posted at 5:14 AM

With less funding and increased costs, Missouri libraries face a major challenge.Libraries across the state are already experiencing funding cuts, which could potentially worsen with Gov. Jay Nixon’s proposed budget for 2016 that...

Posted at 5:15 AM

  You've probably heard plenty about how to maximize your HVAC system by repairing air leaks. This is indeed sound advice, in...

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...

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...

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