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Posted at 7:11 AM

The city of Independence is placing a renewed emphasis on industrial development, with an eye toward bringing more good-paying jobs to the city.“It’s clear that the industrial is where we have a great opportunity,” Mayor Eileen Weir said Wednesday.The City Council discussed the issue at some length Monday night, with a presentation by Deputy City Manager John Pinch and Independence Economic Development Council President Tom Lesnak. It’s part of a...

Posted at 5:31 AM

Moments after Salvador Perez popped out to San Francisco third baseman Pablo Sandoval to end a thrilling seven-game World Series, the 40,535 fans in Kauffman Stadium began to chant, “Let’s go Royals! Let’s go...

Updated at 3:23 AM

A Kansas City man will spend more than 15 years in federal prison for illegally possessing a firearm during his arrest in Independence.A federal judge sentenced Shalamar J. Wade, 34, of Kansas City, to 15 years and eight months in...

Updated at 3:19 AM

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Posted at 1:01 AM

Colt is at the age where he can reach new things every day. The door handle that was too far of a stretch yesterday is turning in his little palm today, and that cup we left on the counter, well, now it’s on the floor.This time,...

Posted at 1:01 AM

Since the cancellation of “The West Wing,” there haven’t been too many idealistic public servants on the small screen. The exception is Amy Poehler’s dedicated “Parks & Recreation” employee Leslie Knope, a small-town civil servant who loves...

Updated at 12:40 AM

The San Francisco Giants strutted down Madison Avenue to claim a 3-2 victory in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series and secure their third world championship in the past five years.But it likely would not have happened had it not been for the...

Updated at 12:39 AM

The dream of a World Series title after 29 years of futility came agonizingly short.With a Salvador Perez pop-up making a small thud in Pablo Sandoval’s glove, the Kansas City Royals’ magical postseason run came up one run...

Updated at 12:37 AM

Alex Gordon saw the ball skipping past Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco and all the way to the wall, and the Royals' homegrown star put his head down and churned toward third base.For just a moment, thousands of fans thought he might try to...

Updated at 12:36 AM

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – Once it dodged a couple bullets by Kearney to potentially break a 1-1 tie in the second half, it was back to business for the Van Horn boys soccer team.That meant midfield control and pressuring the...

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