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A group of citizens wants the Independence City Council to consider repealing the pit bull ban passed in 2006, claiming that breed of dog and its various mixes have received an unnecessarily bad rap and that bad owners are the bigger root of pit bull problems.Mayor Eileen Weir, however, suggests it’s a matter that should be voted on by the citizens.In two council meetings this month, five people expressed their disapproval of the breed-specific legislation, with many...

Updated at 1:13 AM

Though she knew she was part of an ultra-successful basketball program, one that had captured numerous junior college regional titles and even one national title in 2000, Nieka Wheeler said she never expected to be part of a national championship...

Updated at 1:12 AM

Jimmy Cain considers himself enormously blessed and fortunate right now.The Blue Springs South boys basketball coach guided his team to the Class 5 state championship last week at Mizzou Arena, the first state title in the program’s...

Updated at 1:11 AM

ALLEN, Texas – Before Friday night's road game against the division-leading Allen Americans, Missouri Mavericks coach Richard Matvichuk held a closed-door team meeting.“It was a good meeting,” said forward Lindsay...

Updated at 1:11 AM

RAYTOWN - Although the final score might not indicate it, the championship game of the Raytown Schools Baseball Tournament was a pitchers’ duel for four innings.But Truman’s batters climbed on a merry-go-round in the top of...

Updated at 1:10 AM

Grain Valley senior Reighan Childers had to make an adjustment coming into the game against Fort Osage, moving from midfielder to a forward.It hasn't taken long to get accustomed to her new role.She has been a scoring machine...

Updated at 1:08 AM

Fort Osage’s baseball team split a pair of games Friday at the Bartlesville (Okla.) Bruin Classic, beating Ponca City (Okla.) 6-3 and falling 7-4.Payton Toliver had a pair of hits and scored twice in the win, as the Indians took a...

Updated at 1:08 AM

It is easy to simply notice a bird, but more interesting to recognize a species and understand how they interact with people and nature. An almost endless variety in colors, shapes, habits and quirks is what draws curious people to the outdoor...

Updated at 1:08 AM

Truman High School seniors Zack Johnson and Kali Shoaf were named the Rotary Club of Independence’s Students of the Month for February.Johnson has received an Academic Award during his high school career, a recipient of the McCoy...

Updated at 1:07 AM

SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS  Independence student goes on alternative spring break Stephanie Soendker, of Independence, is participating in a week-long alternative...

Updated at 1:07 AM

Capsules of American League Central teams, listed in order of finish last year:Detroit Tigers2014: 90-72, 1st place, lost to Baltimore in Division Series.Manager: Brad Ausmus (second...

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