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A Grain Valley man faces rape and other charges in connection with what police describe as an attack on the woman from whom he was in the process of separating, including an attempt to strangle her.James P. Cox, 44, was arrested Friday, charged in Jackson County Circuit Court with one count of first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree sodomy and one count of second-degree domestic assault. Prosecutors asked for a bond of $250,000.Police give this account: Cox and the victim...

Updated at 11:21 PM

Denzel Valentine scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half to lead Michigan State to a 62-58 win over Oklahoma in an NCAA Tournament East Regional semifinal on Friday night.

Posted at 11:01 PM

Mike Krzyzewski and Duke are one win away from getting back to the NCAA Final Four, this time with a talented group of freshmen.

Updated at 10:26 PM

Jackson County lost two heroes one week in March. Judge Vincent E. Baker and Donald Redding, two highly decorated World War II veterans, are gone.It’s a sobering fact that the number of veterans from World War II is dwindling. There...

Updated at 10:05 PM

Our Community for All Ages Coalition for Eastern Jackson County continues its strong efforts to ensure our community is collaboratively and proactively working together so we are prepared for the challenges and opportunities created by a doubling...

Updated at 9:15 PM
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The thing that finally made me realize we as a society were doomed was the packet of peanuts.I mean, I knew America had problems. I just didn’t know raging idiocy was one of them.The silver foil bag of airline nuts (which is...

Updated at 8:44 PM

Montrezl Harrell is not ready for the end of his college career at Louisville just yet. Anton Gill helped make sure it continues at least one more game.

Updated at 8:31 PM

A former Independence Police officer who used a stun gun on a teenager in September was indicted by a federal grand jury on Friday on four counts of violating constitutional rights of a minor and obstructing a police investigation.The...

Updated at 8:25 PM

Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the Houston Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

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