Posted at 10:27 AM

An investment of $11 million will keep at least 50 jobs at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence.Lake City focuses mainly on small-caliber ammunition for the U.S. and its NATO allies, but plant operator ATK also looks for other, related work. The renovation of a 1953 building there brings back production of 20-millimeter shells, which are much larger. They are often used on warplanes.“It’ll blow right through a building,” said Jack Figg, ATK...

Updated at 10:19 AM

It’s been a grand year for going to the movies.

Posted at 8:28 AM

In his tent city quarters on the sprawling Tan Son Nuht Air Base near Saigon, 22-year-old John “Bill” Wallace went about his work each day with the 1st Mobile Communications Group taking care of transmitters and...

Updated at 8:17 AM

Gothic folklore met modern dentistry, with the whole world watching. This was the World Cup and the Bite of Brazil — a mouthwatering, open-jawed, succulent chomp on an unsuspecting victim that would have done proud any vampire worth his cape.

Posted at 7:00 AM

Florida has passed New York to become the third most-populous state as it adds about 800 people per day, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Posted at 5:13 AM

Not long after 2015 calendars go up, Independence will unveil a new city website – one that was designed and developed completely in-house over the better part of 2014.Mark Baumann, the city’s director of technology services,...

Posted at 5:10 AM

  Whole house fans have changed -- for the better! Although this natural home cooling method has been around close to a century,...

Posted at 12:16 AM

COLUMBIA, Mo. – It started the summer before his sophomore year of high school.That summer, Jacob Biddle, who is now an 18-year-old senior at Muriel Williams Battle High School, suffered three concussions from various sports...

Posted Dec 25, 2014 at 10:30 PM

A month ago, when his roster went through some massive changeover in an attempt to become more ECHL-competitive, Missouri Mavericks coach Richard Matvichuk might have fretted a bit more after back-to-back losses like his team just suffered at...

Updated Dec 25, 2014 at 10:23 PM

For Seth Rogen, seeing his film The Interview on a big screen was a Christmas miracle. So he...

Updated Dec 25, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Did Santa bring you a tablet or phone for Christmas? It's time to put that new toy to use: to watch TV!

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