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The first class of the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District Citizen Fire Academy graduated Thursday, and many of the participants said they gained a renewed sense of appreciation for firefighters and learned the various tasks that go along with their job.“TV makes firefighting look easy,” said Citizen Academy student Brad Gilkeson.Twenty regular, everyday citizens, who lived within the CJC district boundaries, graduated the district’s first...

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Updated at 8:36 AM

Months after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, another flight has gone missing. Air Algerie Flight 5017 disappeared from radar about 50 minutes after taking off from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, this morning. It was expected to arrive...

Posted at 8:21 AM

It was like an audition for “Saturday Night Live” inside Blue Springs High School’s front office Wednesday afternoon. BSHS 2014 graduates and National Speech & Debate Tournament winners demonstrated a bit of their...

Posted at 8:00 AM

Recent Blue Springs South graduate Colton Pogue nabbed another honor.Pogue, who earlier this month was named to the USA Today American Family Insurance All-USA Missouri Baseball Team at shortstop, has also been named to the All-Midwest...

Posted at 7:05 AM

Writer/director Jonathan Levine, known for the indie feature The Wackness and the zombie...

Posted at 5:27 AM

A city of Independence committee appears likely to recommend renewing the city’s public safety sales tax, though the ballot language could be altered some from what voters saw 10 years ago.Members of the Public Safety Services...

Posted at 5:05 AM

  Summer is peak season for gorgeous fresh flowers. What a pleasure to walk through fragrant, lushly blooming gardens in backyards...

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