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Posted at 7:59 AM

A chef hailing from Buckner, who holds the Guinness World Record for creating the largest gingerbread village, has made a personalized gingerbread creation for a resident of his hometown.Executive Sous Chef Jon Lovitch, of the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, constructed and donated a gingerbread house inscribed with a “Keith’s Bait & Tackle” sign for Judy McFatrich of Buckner in memory of her son, Keith, who recently passed away...

Posted at 7:30 AM

Blue Springs junior Stephen Mugeche ran away from a star-studded pack of competitors to earn The Examiner’s 2014 Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year.Most of the competition came from his own Wildcat teammates, as...

Posted at 7:01 AM

Asia Cole sent a message to all state competitors when she finished second at the Missouri State Track and Field Championships in the shot put and seventh in the discus as a Fort Osage High School freshman.The University of Nebraska signee...

Posted at 5:31 AM

The Rainbow Center in Blue Springs is hosting a geocache adventure this Saturday morning.Participants, made up of either families or teams, will scour Blue Springs, Independence or Lee’s Summit businesses, parks and other venues to...

Updated at 1:22 AM

I remember as a young lad growing up in post-war America during the 1940s and 1950s, there was still one lady on the block who used an old ice box instead of an electric refrigerator. The ice man would deliver a 25-pound block of ice to her a...

Updated at 1:18 AM

COLUMBIA, Mo. — With the definition of farm-raised deer in question, Gov. Jay Nixon declared Tuesday that they are "wildlife" not "livestock" and vetoed legislation that would have shifted their regulation to state...

Updated at 1:17 AM

Monday night’s thunderstorm, which brought winds recorded at 70 mph in places, caused scattered damage across Eastern Jackson County.“It was a mixed bag,” said Mike Curry, Jackson County’s director of emergency...

Posted at 1:01 AM

Tip of the WeekEmployment opportunities seem to be on the upswing for military veterans, which is encouraging for the thousands of servicemembers returning from duty and veterans who are looking for new civilian career opportunities.

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