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Updated at 3:05 AM

“American Crime” bills itself as an exploration of the complex social issues that surface when a home invasion leads to the murder of a war veteran and the brutal assault of his wife. Despite a collection of solid actors including Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton and the talent of “12 Years a Slave” writer John Ridley, the series fails to deliver the impactful statement it’s trying to make. It has powerful moments but they are not enough to make you think about them beyond their time on...

Posted at 1:01 AM

A friend, bemoaning the state of contemporary child-rearing, spoke of her 11-year-old granddaughter who travels to school alone on a public bus and calls or texts her mother when she boards the bus, gets off the bus and again when she arrives at...

Updated at 12:10 AM

Sugar Creek has a new chief of police.Sgt. Christopher Soule, the nephew of the late Herb Soule, was sworn in as the Sugar Creek's city marshal, or police chief, during a special Board of Aldermen meeting Monday night at Mike Onka...

Updated at 12:09 AM

A trio of speakers, along with a few dozen supporters who attended Monday’s meeting, want the Independence City Council to consider repealing the ban on pit bull dogs that was enacted in August 2006.After Lacy Moore, Jeff Bogue and...

Updated at 12:09 AM

Olivia Young needed a bit of prodding to serve as flower girl Saturday night at the sold-out Independence Events Center.Her mother Amy married Sage Arnote in a “Wedding on Ice,” sponsored by the Mavericks and Kennedy’s...

Updated at 12:08 AM

When outdoor sirens sound across the area at 1:30 this afternoon, it won’t just be a test. It’s a reminder that the season of severe weather is coming up soon.“Jackson County ... is going top be ready for this...

Updated at 12:07 AM

You know, Sunday is the best day of the week.I am not referring to Super Bowl Sunday or really, any sports activity. I am speaking about the Sabbath day, the day the Lord gave us, as a gift.Sunday should be a day of rest, a day of...

Updated at 12:06 AM

OLATHE, Kan. – A man accused of fatally shooting three people at Jewish sites in Kansas declared “Heil Hitler!” and asked how many Jews he had killed after the attacks, a police officer testified Monday during a hearing in...

Updated at 12:06 AM

Kansas City’s school district has settled a lawsuit over its disciplining of students who during a speech by Missouri’s governor displayed the “Hands up, don’t shoot!” gesture that symbolized nationwide protests...

Updated at 12:05 AM

JEFFERSON CITY – A Missouri state senator, his voice cracking with emotion on Monday, challenged his political colleagues to clean up their campaign tactics following the death of gubernatorial candidate and State Auditor Tom Schweich in...

Updated at 12:05 AM

The Central Jackson County Emergency Management Agency will conduct its monthly outdoor warning system test today at 1:30 p.m. instead of the normal first Wednesday of each month to coincide with the statewide tornado drill.CJCEMA also...

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