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Updated at 11:25 PM

Matt Starks, of Independence, will be competing in the “Super Bowl” of tree climbing later this month: The International Tree Climbing Championship.He and 60 other climbers from 17 countries will be participating in a series of events, ranging from rescuing a work dummy trapped on a branch to see who can reach the top of a 60- to 70-foot tree in the fastest and safest way, at Rowlett Park in Tampa, Florida, on March 21 and 22.“This has the best tree...

Updated at 11:18 PM

The Truman Heartland Community Foundation is taking applications for its annual grants, which this year total about $281,000.For years, the foundation has awarded grants to various community groups, and last year it added a new fund, the...

Updated at 11:15 PM

JEFFERSON CITY – While the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on whether premium health care insurance subsidies could be used in states that did not set up their own exchange, one Republican lawmaker told a Missouri Senate panel Wednesday...

Updated at 11:15 PM

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri House gave initial approval Wednesday to a bill to reinstate limits on how much juries can award in noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases against health care providers.Supporters said the...

Updated at 11:13 PM

The body of a homeless man who was found in a wooded area in Independence on Feb. 22 has been identified, but the cause of death is still unknown.According to an Independence Police release, the Jackson County Medical Examiner identified...

Updated at 11:12 PM

JEFFERSON CITY – Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback touted his income tax policies Wednesday during a visit to Missouri's capital city, telling Republican legislators and business groups there that "the seeds of growth" are starting to sprout in...

Updated at 11:11 PM

JEFFERSON CITY – A Missouri House panel has added money for K-12 schools and higher education to next year's budget, including restoring $12 million for colleges and universities that Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon had recommended but which had...

Updated at 11:10 PM

Over the past four decades, the players, coaches and fans have come and gone from the playing field, the press box and the stands at Blue Springs High School.But over that span, there has been one constant – the voice of public...

Updated at 11:08 PM

The air outside the SoccerDome was frigid, as icy flakes slowly began to cover the parking lot of the Kansas City practice facility.But inside, the competitive nature of a series of practice games between members of coach Vlatko...

Updated at 11:07 PM

Is it too little, too late?Only time will tell for the Missouri Mavericks, who will take a modest two-game winning streak into Friday’s 7:05 p.m. game against the Rapid City Rush at the Independence Events Center.Coach...

Updated at 11:07 PM

SURPRISE, Ariz. – Eric Hosmer hit a basketball, football and volleyball for a PlayStation commercial at Surprise Stadium, the spring training home of the Kansas City Royals.Hosmer said the basketball was the easiest to hit because...

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