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Posted at 10:03 AM

It's that time of year again in Independence to spruce up your neighborhood school.The seventh annual Project Shine takes place this Saturday, July 12, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year it will be at five Independence School District buildings.These facilities include: Bryant Elementary, 827 W. College Street in Independence; Fairmount Elementary, 120 N. Cedar; Sugar Creek Elementary, 11424 Gill Street in Sugar Creek; Pioneer Ridge Middle School, 1656 S. Speck Road in...

Updated at 9:01 AM

More than 30 years after the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund program was created to clean toxic waste sites, pollution still lurks in American communities. Knowing where contaminated Superfund sites are and what dangers may remain can...

Posted at 9:01 AM

Ray Hawks, a boaster?"Not so," the 91-year-old World War II veteran will tell you, even though his illustrious life is full of accomplishments about which he could brag.None more noteworthy than being recognized June 14 at...

Posted at 9:00 AM

Traffic could get backed up Saturday in a busy part of Independence.The Missouri Department of Transportation says it will close – from 4 a.m. to noon – the ramp from U.S. 40 to northbound Interstate 470. The ramp needs...

Posted at 9:05 AM

"It's not for everyone," growls the grizzled, sword-wielding Armenian pawnshop owner (Game of Thrones'

Updated at 8:47 AM

A mysterious fireball in the sky over Australia on Thursday night was actually space junk, astronomers reported. The truck-size fireball was remnants of a Russian rocket that launched Tuesday. People thought the object was a giant meteor at first,...

Posted at 8:45 AM

Call it an earned birthday present for Braden Younkin.On the day he turned 18 years old, the Blue Springs Post 499 Fike center fielder batted 3 for 4 in both of the host team’s wins Thursday in the American Legion Wood Bat...

Posted at 8:00 AM

A couple of costly mistakes and a lack of timely hitting led to the first loss for the Blue Springs Rod’s Sports Athletics in the 26th-annual American Legion Wood Bat Invitational at Hidden Valley Park.Two unearned runs and missed...

Posted at 7:30 AM

Although it won’t go into the record books as a victory, Independence Post 21 baseball coach Tim Madsen had reasons to be positive.After the game, he told his team to consider it a win after it fell 8-4 to St. Peters (Mo.) Post 313...

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