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Posted at 5:49 AM

Friends of Michael Smith, one of the victims of Monday morning's fatal car wreck at the intersection of Missouri 291 and Salisbury Road, remembered their friend with spray-paint graffiti at the crash site and Cler-Mont Elementary school, though by Thursday afternoon a good portion of it had been removed or obscured. Independence Police say they are looking into the vandalism, monitoring for possible recurrences and also checking out a social media video of Smith's friends shooting at...

Posted at 5:47 AM

Back and forth the Kansas City Southern two-engine combination went through Grain Valley, from downtown west past the airport, then doubling back. On board with railroad workers were local police and state troopers. Others sat in squad cars...

Posted Jun 30, 2016 at 5:43 AM

A Raytown man faces federal charges of stealing more than $86,000 from Nativity of Mary Church and school in Independence and from a Catholic church in Kansas City. David Townley, 59, made an initial court appearance Wednesday on a 14-count...

Updated Jun 29, 2016 at 12:04 AM

The portable restroom and adjacent fencing at the Butterfly Trail Parkway in Grain Valley were destroyed by a fire in the early morning hours last Friday, and Grain Valley Police say they are investigating it as an arson case. Damage is estimated...

Updated Jun 28, 2016 at 11:46 PM

Independence Police are attempting to identify suspects in reference to an assault that occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Sunday at Wendy's at 9022 E. U.S. 40 (just west of Blue Ridge Cut-off). In surveillange footage of the incident from...

Posted Jun 28, 2016 at 5:30 AM

Independence Police are investigating an assault Sunday afternoon in which angry customers allegedly pulled a pregnant Wendy's worker through the drive-thru window and kicked and punched her. According to a police report, Tori Repine, 19,...

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...

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 22, 2016 at 11:38 PM

A standoff of nearly five hours Wednesday afternoon in northern Lee's Summit ended with no injuries and one male suspect in custody. Lee's Summit Police arrived about 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at the 1100 block of NE Cardinal Court, in a...

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