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Robin Williams, who was found dead of an apparent suicide on Monday, left behind a huge legacy. From “Mork and Mindy” to “Good Will Hunting,” “Good Morning Vietnam,” “Aladdin,” “Jumanji” and much much more, Williams made an impression on countless fans around the world. What was your favorite character?

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Who says you can't go home?Certainly not Kellan Tochkin, who played with the Missouri Mavericks in the 2012-13 season.After a stint last season in the East Coast Hockey League, he has returned for the upcoming season, where he will...

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By Bill AlthausBill.althaus@examiner.netFor 14 years, Steve Broughton touched the lives of countless players on the Truman High School boys basketball team.Those...

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One by one, they braved a torrential downpour to enter a banquet hall on the Independence Square.There were businessmen, an Independence detective, a singer/songwriter and lots and lots of coaches.Their lives have taken different...

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 15HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL6 p.m. — Fort Osage Meet the Indians night intrasqud scrimmages6 p.m. — Kearney, Belton, Harrisonville at Truman jamboree (at Truman turf...

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Menards, a large home furnishings retailer, continues to make plans for a store in Independence.The company is saying little but now acknowledges those plans. There is no announced timeline for construction or opening.“We...

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A familiar generational joke is one about a child coming home from school with a score of 98 on a test and the parent asks, “What happened to the other two points?” Grown children often use this as a description of critical parents who are...

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August 12Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.Word of the Daycavort \ kuh-VORT \ intransitive verb; To bound or prance about. — Dictionary.com

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FERGUSON, Mo. – A black teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer had his hands raised when the officer approached with his weapon drawn and fired repeatedly, according to two men who said they witnessed the shooting that sparked...

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