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Posted Jun 25, 2016 at 6:04 AM

Commercial-grade fireworks are now available throughout Eastern Jackson County, as Blue Springs, Independence and Lee’s Summit all have approved several non-profit vendors to sell them in preparation for Fourth of July festivities.  Independence locations with non-profit vendors • 405 E. U.S. 24 (Chrisman Plaza): Englewood Assembly of God • 17523 E. U.S. 40 (Spirit World): Center Place Restoration Church • 16200 E.

Posted Jun 25, 2016 at 5:50 AM

Late in the afternoon on a recent Wednesday, Kia Frazell and Aaron Frazell went to the Mid-Continent Public Library’s Independence North Branch on U.S. 24, a safe, cool place to shelter from the rising afternoon June heat with their two...

Posted Jun 25, 2016 at 5:50 AM

The journey begins on the shore of the Missouri River. “ … we reached a diminutive village glorying in the name of Wayne City, the landing place for the town of Independence, which lay four miles inland,” traveler...

Posted Jun 25, 2016 at 5:49 AM

I will confess my bias from the outset. I have not been in a Walmart for several years. My objection to shopping there is not based on anything other than my perception as to how they treat their employees. I am now trying to wrap my mind...

Posted Jun 25, 2016 at 5:49 AM

Posts flew around social media in Eastern Jackson County this week, and police say they applaud people's awareness and vigilance but caution about spreading spotty or even false information. An incident Sunday in Oak Grove – where a...

Posted Jun 25, 2016 at 5:16 AM

He wasn't one with a shovel and hard hat, but former Independence City Council Member Jim Schultz had been one of many people who devoted countless hours to help arrive at Friday's ceremony. “I'm so glad it's happening, so...

Updated Jun 24, 2016 at 12:08 AM

Five Democratic candidates for seats in the Missouri General Assembly substantially agreed on major issues in a debate Monday night but differed in tone and emphasis. The five agreed that the state should put more money into education, that...

Updated Jun 23, 2016 at 7:56 PM

An Independence man arrested Thursday by Jackson County Sheriff's deputies has been charged with tampering with a judicial officer after he allegedly sent threatening email to a county circuit court judge. According the court documents,...

Updated Jun 23, 2016 at 7:37 PM

A Blue Springs man who was the driver in a fatal car wreck that killed his friend pleaded guilty Thursday morning, a couple weeks after a judge revoked his bond for failing a drug screening. Julian Melissinas, 20, pleaded guilty at the...

Updated Jun 23, 2016 at 1:14 PM

An explosive device brought to the Independence Central Police Building early Thursday morning was removed safely and without incident. A subject brought the device to the building at 223 N. Memorial Drive at 2:08 a.m. Thursday, police...

Posted Jun 23, 2016 at 8:24 AM

CLASS RANK: 2 of 314 ACADEMIC HONORS: McCoy Award, National Honor Society, George Washington Carver Award, Presidential Award of Excellence, Trailblazer - Associate of Arts through MCC-Blue...

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