Posted at 8:45 AM

As kids get older, their dreams and thoughts are about what they want to be when they grow up. Kids look to you for leadership, inspiration, and motivation. And parents have a lot more influence over whether their children will achieve their dreams and success than they know.

Updated at 8:16 AM

Strong headwinds of unpopularity continue to hobble leading Republicans Donald Trump and Ted Cruz with the public at-large, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Updated at 8:13 AM

According to new data released Wednesday by the non-partisan group Morning Consult, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton would crush both Ted Cruz and Donald Trump in a general election -- but all is not rosy for the former First Lady: John...

Posted at 8:00 AM

From the island of Fiji to Cyprus' Nissi Beach, here are 30 incredible places to visit this summer.

Posted at 7:45 AM

While researchers cannot confirm the exact reasons why lack of sleep increases susceptibility to infection, a good night's rest will keep you healthy.

Updated at 4:47 AM

A sly dog: Local man thriving as private drug dog handler

Updated at 1:09 AM

The following animals are available for adoption at the Regional Animal Shelter, 21001 E. Missouri 78. Call 621-7722 or visit www.greatplainsspca.org/adopt. If...

Updated at 1:05 AM

Ray McCarty acknowledges that people are not always glad to see him. Being a professional handler of a private drug detection dog doesn’t always put you in the happiest situations. But at least one father was happy to have him...

Updated at 1:04 AM

More than a month after they were taken to the Great Plains SPCA Independence campus, all of the 51 dogs rescued from a puppy mill in Madison County, Arkansas, have been either been adopted or have an adopter lined up. Those 51 were among...

Updated at 1:02 AM

This week's warm but dry weather is putting the area a little further behind on rainfall, as gardeners start getting some relatively hardy plants in the ground and farmers get ready for planting. The National Weather Service has recorded...

Updated at 1:00 AM

Spring is a time of year when it begins to rain. I’m not talking about water, I’m talking about kittens. Unfortunately, many people don’t alter their pets and then the population of cats explodes. Which leads to the...

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