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Updated at 9:05 PM

An Independence man was killed Friday morning in a traffic crash in Lee’s Summit.Police there told KMBC television that the victim, Andrew J. Case, 80, appeared to have suffered a medical problem. He had a history of medical problems.His 2004 Buick Rendezvous hit a curb on Blue Parkway near Colbern Road and struck a small sign.- Staff reports

Updated at 8:53 PM

The 2015 Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship Program honored 11 area high school students on June 11 at Union Station. Independence students Dustin Tull and Elizabeth Smith were among the winners.The Comcast Foundation, started in...

Updated at 8:52 PM

COLLEGESLocal studentsmake dean’slist for WWUA pair of local students have been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester at William Woods...

Updated at 8:51 PM
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Stone Church topic: 'Called to Mission ' Barbara Graeff-Vinck will speak on the theme “Called to Mission” at the 10:20 a.m. Sunday worship service at the Stone Church...

Posted Jul 3, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center is offering the following programs in July. The Nature Center is located at 1401 N.W. Park Road in Blue Springs. All activities are free, but registration is required, unless otherwise noted.

Posted Jul 3, 2015 at 5:28 AM

It’s 4 a.m., and all’s well at Mike’s Barber Shop, 11031 E. 23rd St. in Independence. The coffee is brewed, the open-for-business sign is in place and longtime barber Mike Lipoma is ready for another day of cutting hair...

Posted Jul 3, 2015 at 5:07 AM

Travis Crall learned about success at Oak Grove High School where he was a two-time state wrestling champion on two state champion teams, a two-time all-state offensive lineman and a heart-and-soul player who knew what he had to do to be...

Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 11:23 PM

The first place winners of the Blue Springs Elks Lodge "American Essay" are Ana Victoria Garcia Medina from William Yates Elementary and Justin House from St. John LaLande Middle School, each received $300.There were 2 divisions,...

Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 11:21 PM

An explosion gutted a home in Independence Thursday morning. No one was at home, and no one was reported hurt.Cecil Dudley was in the process of moving into the house at 1625 W. 24th Terrace and had slept there Wednesday night.He...

Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 11:18 PM

The National Weather Service confirmed Thursday that two tornadoes on the low end of the tornado intensity scale hit Lee’s Summit Wednesday evening. A third hit near Pleasant Hill.The first was classified as an EF-1 tornado. It...

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