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These orphans are available for adoption through the Regional Animal Shelter, 21001 E. Missouri 78, Independence; 816-621-7722. 

Posted at 7:01 AM

Missouri became the first state Friday to have an average statewide gas price fall below $2 per gallon since 2009, while Oklahoma's average was expected to drop below that threshold sometime over the weekend, according to AAA.The national...

Posted at 6:10 AM

A St. Bernard is very lucky to be alive after apparently being struck while crossing Interstate 70, and a local pet hospital is still searching for her owner.“Lucky,” the name suggested by a gentleman who visited Grain Valley...

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Larry Jones claims he’s slowing down, some.He still teaches a class for UMKC, and he’s helping a new public-health group get off the ground. But Jones, 66, is retiring after 13 years at the Independence health director and 45...

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The Kansas City Chiefs were already facing a formidable series of hurdles if they were going to qualify for the playoffs. On Friday, their road became even more daunting.The Chiefs announced that quarterback Alex Smith had a small...

Updated at 12:10 AM

SCHOOLS AND STUDENTSFiling opens for Raytown school board Those interested in running for a seat on the Raytown School District Board of Education can file between now and  Jan.

Updated at 12:09 AM

Brianne Huntsucker from William Chrisman High School is the Rotary Club of Independence’s Student of the Month for November. Huntsucker is a McCoy Award recipient, member of the National Honor Society and has maintained a 4.0...

Updated at 12:09 AM

LIBERTY – Friday’s 73-42 win over Kansas City Central offered little consolation to Blue Springs boys basketball coach Adam Jones, or guards Taysean Goodwin and Korey Wilson.The 31-point, first-round Patterson Division...

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It took just five minutes for Rockhurst to assert itself against the William Chrisman boys basketball team.The Hawklets started the game on a 12-0 run before the Bears finally scored their first basket at the 3:03 mark in the first. The...

Updated at 12:08 AM

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Lindsay Sparks converted a two-on-one breakaway midway through the third period to give Missouri a 4-3 lead over Rapid City, and the Mavericks made it stand until Andrew Courtney’s empty-netter with 28 seconds...

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