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The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive.

Updated at 8:16 AM

Death Row Records founder Suge Knight has surrendered to police. The rap mogul turned himself in to Los Angeles authorities early this morning, hours after being named a suspect in a deadly hit and run.

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Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney Jean Peters Baker announced Thursday that she plans to run for re-election in 2016.Baker, a Democrat and former state representative, had been considering a run for Missouri attorney general. The current...

Updated at 7:42 AM

Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested early Friday on a murder charge in a fatal hit-and-run.

Posted at 7:38 AM

Four administrators in the Independence School District have been promoted to new positions for the 2015-16 school year.Bridger Middle School principal Janet Richards will become assistant superintendent of elementary education. According...

Posted at 7:00 AM

Kelly Lightfoot has a straightforward approach to business: Listen to clients, help them understand their needs, put their interests first.“If I keep that perspective in mind, it’ll get to the right result ...” said...

Posted at 5:16 AM

More students, fewer dollars. Those are the reasons why the Independence School District is asking voters for a 24-cent tax levy increase on the April 7 ballot.Superintendent Dale Herl cited a significant decrease in assessed valuation for...

Posted at 1:01 AM

By Peter BeckerMore Content NowFull moon is this coming Tuesday (Feb. 3) and is nearly full for a next few nights before and after.

Posted at 1:01 AM

Sick of the usual party games? Looking for something new to entertain your family and friends with at your next gathering ó on your smartphone. There are a plethora of fun games you can play that run on your iOS or Android phone, putting a...

Updated at 11:42 PM

The Blue Springs South girls basketball team never panicked. Well, maybe just a little bit.Maybe when the Jaguars were down 16-6 early in their Suburban Big Six contest at rival Blue Springs Thursday night.The host Wildcats hit...

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