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Updated at 4:04 PM

Anthony Dunlap's parents and older sister decided to drive Wednesday afternoon from Grain Valley to the intersection of Missouri 291 and Salisbury Road in Independence, the site of Monday's pre-dawn car crash that killed 19-year-old Anthony. They didn’t know they would have some company – family and friends of Michael Smith, the 17-year-old from Independence who also was killed in that crash. Two of their friends also were injured. “It was more of a fate...

Updated at 2:45 PM

After the portmanteau "Brexit" took root in the collective American mind following Britain' decision to leave the European Union in favor of sovereignty and independence, others just like it started popping up on social media with secessionist...

Updated Jun 30, 2016 at 11:15 AM

Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton bumped into each other on the tarmac at the Phoenix airport this week, and more than a few people are raising serious questions about what the two discussed. The investigation into...

Posted Jun 30, 2016 at 11:00 AM

The South Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of July. The library is located at 13700 E. 35th St. All activities are free, but registration is required,...

Updated Jun 30, 2016 at 9:49 AM

Donald Trump just took the lead in a major national poll for the first time in roughly six weeks.

Updated Jun 30, 2016 at 8:41 AM

With just 131 days until Election Day, Mitt Romney's family is still urging him to run for president.

Updated Jun 30, 2016 at 8:01 AM

Donald Trump is struggling to connect with female voters, and his latest comments suggest that he doesn't have any intention of changing course.

Posted Jun 30, 2016 at 7:34 AM

U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II says another sit-in on the House floor is in the works, but he also says he hopes it can be avoided. After the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, earlier this month, there have been renewed calls for gun...

Posted Jun 30, 2016 at 6:26 AM

A friend handed a sign, like one you might hang in the living room, to Lori Scassellati. It reads, “Great is thy faithfulness.” “This is a big day. This means a true blessing,” Scassellati said after she and her...

Posted Jun 30, 2016 at 6:25 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 you have an animal control problem, call...

Posted Jun 30, 2016 at 6:00 AM

Items for the Community Calendar may be emailed to jill.ritchie@examiner.net or mailed to: The Examiner, 410 S. Liberty St., Independence, MO 64050, attention Jill Ritchie. Also, check the calendar online at examiner.net. 

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