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Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers has replaced its text-a-tip system with a new phone application, P3 Tips, for students and community members to offer anonymous information to help solve and prevent crimes or other serious or life-threatening matters.

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KEARNEY — Harry Mosby spent nearly two years of his early adulthood aboard the USS Lioba, an AF-36 refrigerated Navy ship charged with delivering supplies to troops throughout the Atlantic Theater in World War II.

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BLUE SPRINGS — When people talk about Liberty North track and field, it always gets around to Jon Redmond.

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LIBERTY — While Liberty’s season might have ended this week, coach Tyler Nash said its accomplishments will live on.

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CINCINNATI, Ohio — At 4:40 a.m., most people are fast asleep.

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SMITHVILLE HIGH SCHOOL — From Nick Hartman’s perspective, each day comes with the opportunity to build connections with others. With that belief serving as a guide, the senior constructed a legacy of involvement through his years at Smithville High School.

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Actress and comedienne Maya Rudolph once said, “You don’t want to be the first person to tell your 5-year-old child, like, ‘You’re going to have a life filled with disappointments and letdowns — enjoy!’” I think as friends and family members are marking their graduations from high school, I …

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KEARNEY HIGH SCHOOL — The value of a full day’s work is not lost on Dallas Legg.

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Liberty High School's class of 2017 graduated Sunday, May 14, in a ceremony at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.

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Liberty North High School's class of 2017 graduated Sunday, May 14, in a ceremony at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.

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“Baywatch” splashes onto the big screen this weekend, showing us a modern world where pecs slow-motion bounce almost as much as breasts did in the original. This reviewer is old enough to have seen her fair share of the original “Baywatch” TV series, even before it turned into a cliché and P…

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LIBERTY — Members of the Liberty Community Chorus and the choir at Liberty United Methodist Church will be in Washington, D.C., this weekend for several opportunities to perform. First, the group will be part of the free national Memorial Day Choral Festival and a several hundred-voiced choi…

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LIBERTY — Last year, first-time playwright Vicky Burnett took her play “Boxes & Ashes” downtown as part of the Kansas City Fringe Festival. This year, she has found a weekend stay at Musical Theater Heritage in Crown Center.

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SMITHVILLE — The Smithville Kiwanis Kids Fishing Derby will promote the sport of fishing for youth ages 2 to 16 on Saturday, June 3. 

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JEFFERSON CITY — Memorial Day weekend brings an extra-special celebration for squirrel hunters and bass anglers in Missouri. Saturday, May 27, marks the opening of both squirrel season statewide and catch-and-keep bass season in most streams south of the Missouri River.

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KANSAS CITY — University of Missouri Extension’s newly developed Certified Master Beekeeper Program is coming to Clay County. The class will be held at the Clay County Extension office at 1901 NE 48th St., Kansas City, on Saturday, June 10, from 8 a.m. to noon. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.

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SMITHVILLE — New year, new names.

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SMITHVILLE — Swimmers will race through the pool for the first time as Warriors next school year, after Smithville’s Board of Education backed adding boys and girls teams to the district’s sports program.

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KEARNEY — The sale of $27 million in general obligation bonds was finalized at the Kearney Board of Education’s Thursday, May 18, meeting. Stemming from the district’s successful vote in April, the board authorized the issuance and delivery of the aforementioned bonds, which will provide fun…

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Parts of Sri Lanka were under water following one of the worst rains in over a decade, according to meteorology officials.This video from May 28 shows floodwaters on streets of Kaduwela, a western suburb of capital Colombo.

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Parts of Sri Lanka were under water following one of the worst rains in over a decade, according to meteorology officials.This video from May 27 shows floodwaters on streets of Kaduwela, a western suburb of the capital Colombo.

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A male elephant calf was born at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo on Friday, May 26, and was “standing within minutes,” a zoo spokesman said on Sunday.

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