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Posted at 6:32 AM

Last weekend was one of ups and downs for sports fans. The Royals had a thrilling comeback victory on Friday only to face pitching ace Dallas Keuchel in Houston on Sunday as he threw 122 pitches to beat them 4-2. Before that game started, the Kansas City Chiefs broke the hearts of its fans with a very costly 18-17 loss to a poor Chicago Bears team. The loss of Jamaal Charles in the third quarter when the team was driving, deflated the entire team. The team tanked as soon as Charles...

Updated Oct 17, 2015 at 11:46 AM

Sixteen children and a handful of their mothers found the only door to their library room blocked by a man who held hunting knives in each hand as he screamed, "I’m going to kill some people!"

Posted Oct 17, 2015 at 11:00 AM

The Spirit of Independence Concert Band, Eastern Jackson County’s community band, celebrates the beginning of its 19th season with its free Fall Concert at 3 p.m. Oct. 25 in the William Chrisman High School Auditorium, 1223 N.

Posted Oct 17, 2015 at 8:08 AM

50 YEARS AGO The following items were taken from the Oct. 10 through 16, 1965, Examiner. • Improper care of rural roads was the biggest reason for residents voting to de-annex a 7 1/2 -square...

Posted Oct 17, 2015 at 6:35 AM

Cases of the flu have been showing up in the area, and the health officials stress that now is good time to get an annual flu shot. “This is the time to do it, because once your neighbors have it and have the sniffles, it’s...

Posted Oct 17, 2015 at 6:34 AM

1 Bring your dog out for some “Fun in the Sun” – Jackson County Parks and Recreation is holding their annual Dogtober Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Kemper...

Posted Oct 17, 2015 at 6:28 AM

After writing this column for so many years I've come to depend on it as my therapy. An ongoing journal of thoughts, which oddly enough is shared with many. Some of whom I know, and many more I've never met. Regardless, I hadn't intended on...

Posted Oct 17, 2015 at 6:27 AM

In June of last year, I wrote a column about the hazards of microbeads and the havoc they are causing our waterways. Here's an update. Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation banning microbeads – trying to avoid all...

Posted Oct 17, 2015 at 6:24 AM

The heightened incidence of firearm violence and proliferation of news about gun violence has been front and center in the media and the political arena in recent times. And, like it or not, we have a Constitutional amendment that ensures...

Posted Oct 17, 2015 at 6:22 AM

Saint Luke’s Health System is planning to construct a specialty clinic in the booming commercial area on the east side of Blue Springs. The two-story, 36,000-square-foot facility would be at the southeast corner Adams Dairy Parkway...

Posted Oct 17, 2015 at 5:16 AM

Evan Bateman admittedly had some nerves when he stepped to the podium Thursday after receiving an award during the Kansas City Crime Commission 66th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon in downtown Kansas City. Public...

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