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Posted at 5:16 AM

Sister Berta Sailer stood at a podium and talked about the roughly 95 wooden tombstone figures – pink for girls, blue for boys – set up for Jackson County’s “Day of Remembrance” on Monday.“These tombstones represent kids who could have made our community a better community, a more wonderful community,” said Sister Berta, who in 1968 founded Operation Breakthrough, a Kansas City social service agency.She said the tombstones...

Updated at 11:59 PM

Let’s start with what we can’t tell you about William Southern Elementary School teacher Annie Dudek’s “American Ninja Warrior” audition Friday night.First, to not pre-empt the airing of the episode in...

Updated at 11:57 PM

Charles Francis Adams, the grandson of the second president of United States was a successful lawyer, a member of U.S. House of Representatives, and ambassador to Britain. Amidst his responsibilities, he had little time to spare. He did, however,...

Updated at 11:51 PM

At the annual conference of the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution, State Regent Morgan Lake named the Independence Pioneers as Missouri's Outstanding Chapter of the Year.Throughout its 101-year history, its...

Updated at 8:27 PM

A Blue Springs man faces several charges after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman at a downtown Kansas City bar.Dennis A. Skeen, 38, of Blue Springs was charged with one count of attempted rape, one count of sodomy and one count of...

Posted Apr 20, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Officials in Europe estimate that as many as 700 migrants — mostly from African and Asian nations — drowned over the weekend when the boat they were on capsized in the Mediterranean Sea between Italy and Libya.

Posted Apr 18, 2015 at 11:32 AM

I recently traveled to California to spend some time with my three sisters. We were lucky to rent a cottage right on the beach in Montecito. I had no idea that parts of California had turquoise-colored water. While there, I just kept thinking how...

Posted Apr 18, 2015 at 11:31 AM

Animals Best Friends is holding their annual Dazzling Dogs dinner fundraiser next Saturday, April 25. This is one of the really fun events that people enjoy because participants have the chance to see the ABF dogs.This year's theme is...

Posted Apr 18, 2015 at 8:31 AM

These orphans are available for adoption through the Regional Animal Shelter, 21001 E. Missouri 78, Independence; 816-621-7722.

Posted Apr 18, 2015 at 8:26 AM

Among the many requests and tasks I get asked to do as a simple country lawyer residing in the suburbs of our fine metropolis is to collect money that is owed to my clients by someone or some company that is either disinclined, unwilling or...

Posted Apr 18, 2015 at 8:03 AM

HIGH SCHOOLSTruman seniorsget scholarshipsfrom UCMA pair of Truman High School students have claimed scholarships from the University of Central Missouri in...

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