Posted at 7:33 AM

It's 6:45 p.m. on a blustery Saturday night.The quarter moon is hidden by clouds and only the street lights on Sunnybrook Drive – and the occasional house that is decorated for the holiday season – provide illumination.Yet youngsters eagerly line the street, waiting for Santa Claus.It's a familiar and heartwarming sight in Grain Valley as Santa and his good friend Chuck Johnston make sure that every boy and girl receive a hug, a gift and the reassurance...

Posted at 6:23 AM

Penny Cole, a detective for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, glances at a hand-written Christmas list.“When you see a child who wants – who needs – sheets or a coat and gloves, you know that they really are...

Posted at 5:10 AM

Sugar Creek wants in on the sudden interest in solar energy.The city is pushing plans, in the works for some time, to put a solar farm at the site of the old BP refinery. It would generate 12 to 18 megawatts of...

Updated at 11:10 PM

1. A new traffic roundabout at the intersection of Woods Chapel Road and Walnut Street in Blue Springs is now open for vehicles.“We are excited to transition this intersection into a roundabout,” said Mayor Carson Ross in the...

Updated at 11:09 PM

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Updated at 10:29 PM

Shrubs are back in vogue. Serve these tangy variations at your next holiday cocktail party.

Updated at 10:29 PM

A deliciously vegetarian feast awaits!

Updated at 10:08 PM

Wrestler Kevin Nash was arrested on Christmas Eve on charges of battery after allegedly getting into a...

Updated at 10:08 PM

Amy Adams says she still doesn't understand why 

Posted at 9:05 PM

From auspicious debuts (hey, Jane the Virgin, The Affair and Transparent) to gut-wrenching twists (why, Hannibal, why?), we were spoiled with fantastic hours of television in 2014. TVGuide.com has compiled...

Updated Dec 24, 2014 at 6:34 PM

The recent closing of the Hazelgreen Bridge on Route 66 in Laclede County, between Waynesville and Lebanon has brought massive amounts of attention from across the globe to the historic river crossings of the Mother Road.

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