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Updated at 12:26 AM

A truck driver has been charged in connection with a wreck three months ago that took the life of an Oak Grove woman.The Jackson County prosecutor’s office on Tuesday said Phillip E. Nordmeyer, 29, of Glasgow, Missouri, faces a charge of first-degree involuntary manslaughter, a felony, in the death of Amanda H. Claxon, 29.The accident happened about 11:15 a.m. Dec. 1 at Route FF and Route H just north of Oak Grove. Claxon was headed east on FF in a 1993 Honda Civic, and...

Updated Mar 2, 2015 at 2:48 PM

An “accidental” fire destroyed a Blue Springs home on Saturday evening.Central Jackson County Fire Protection District reported the fire occurred around 5 p.m. on N.E. Ridge Creek Drive, east of Missouri 7 and south of Pink...

Posted Feb 28, 2015 at 9:07 AM

"What do you think of the legalization of marijuana?" the question was posed at a recent luncheon gathering of a group of my favorite lawyers, educators, and business people."It's legal in three states now, and it will be legal in Missouri...

Updated Feb 28, 2015 at 12:30 AM

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker reacted Friday to a St. Louis circuit ruling declaring Missouri’s restriction on felons in possession of a firearm unconstitutional.Circuit Judge Robert Dierker dismissed a...

Posted Feb 26, 2015 at 5:13 AM

The Missouri Department of Revenue announced a new license office in Blue Springs set to open later next month.The privately operated license bureau will be at 2402 SW Missouri 7 in Blue Springs and is scheduled to open March 23. The...

Updated Feb 24, 2015 at 10:45 PM

A Kansas City man with a history of allegedly stealing vehicles in Independence has been charged in Monday’s police chase that started in Independence.Michael E. Smith, 42, was charged for tampering with a motor vehicle and...

Updated Feb 24, 2015 at 9:58 PM

An Independence man has been charged in connection to a fatal shooting in October 2014. The shooting took place in eastern Kansas City, in a neighborhood near the western Independence city limits.Melvin M. McCaslin, 42, of Independence,...

Updated Feb 21, 2015 at 12:29 AM

A state senator from eastern Missouri wants to put the brakes on municipalities using traffic tickets as a major means of funding.State Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, named Lake Tapawingo as one of the state's top offenders, holding a...

Updated Feb 20, 2015 at 7:43 PM

An Independence woman has pleaded guilty to her role in a cigarette trafficking scheme that ran out of her husband’s Independence business.Nicole Sheffler, 37, of Independence, pleaded guilty on Wednesday in federal court in Kansas...

Updated Feb 20, 2015 at 2:21 PM

A Blue Springs man is headed to federal prison in connection with sexually assaulting a toddler.Jeffrey Laurence Treta, 47, on Thursday pleaded guilty to two counts of producing child pornography, two counts of producing child obscenity,...

Updated Feb 18, 2015 at 11:28 PM

An Independence man is headed to federal prison after pleading guilty to charges in connection with taking pictures up the skirts of underage girls and taking pictures of teenage girls in the restroom of a local...

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