SMITHVILLE — A disturbance call ended with three police officers firing shots, with one hitting the suspect, Saturday, Dec. 2, at the suspect’s house on Cherry Lane.
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CLAY COUNTY — After two recesses and weeks of consulting with lawyers, the Clay County Salary Commission, made up of all the county elected officials, decided to equalize their salaries Nov. 29.
KEARNEY — Expansion of sidewalks along Missouri Highway 92 in Kearney will soon become a reality after aldermen approved a funding agreement with the Missouri Department of Transportation on Monday, Dec. 4.
LIBERTY — The city of Liberty took the ranking of 10th in WalletHub’s 2017’s Best Places to Raise a Family in Missouri report. WalletHub’s analysts — six professors and instructors in such fields as psychology, gerontology and family development — compared a sample of 86 cities in the state …
A temporary role in the St. Luke’s Health System has become a permanent position for Adele Ducharme.
LIBERTY — Joe Snopek drives a red truck and wears a red jacket. While he's not Santa, Snopek brings the gift of controlled pests as the owner of Professional Pest Solutions. His territory is all across the Kansas City metropolitan area — from as far north as Holt and Lawson to as far south a…
LIBERTY — When Kayel Newland shoots from long distance, it is a beautiful thing. Now, it’s Blue Jays history.
LIBERTY — There was a lot of hype going into Liberty’s clash with Lawrence Free State.
COLUMBIA — The Missouri State High School Activities Association Board of Directors is deep into determining championship venues.
Come away with me to storyland — bee entertained and delighted with “The Gift of a Good Book.” Newsbee has some honeys to suggest for December. He’s chosen the best of the best for this special time of year, when enchantment reigns and happiness knows no bounds. Step into tales that are sure…
LIBERTY — Heather Wolesky is often seen on the Corbin Theatre stage as an actress and singer. She’s performed in many Gladstone Theatre in the Park musicals. However, it’s been 23 years since she’s directed a show, and that was as a senior at Winnetonka High School. So jumping back into the …
LIBERTY — Once again, girls of all ages bustled with excitement in the Monsignor Arthur Tighe Memorial Hall at Our Lady of Mercy Country Home on Saturday, Dec. 2, for the 25th anniversary of the Doll House Tea created and organized by the Chapter LH, PEO membership.
LIBERTY — Clay County African American Legacy will host the eighth annual Freedom Tree lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at Garrison School Cultural Center, 502 N. Water St. The public is invited to attend.
LIBERTY — According to the International Mountain Bicycling Association, as the sport of mountain biking has evolved over the past few decades, it has driven the development of a new style of trail with features and concepts that push the limits of traditional single tracks. An increasing nu…
Depressive disorders don’t take holidays. Stress management can be key to maintaining mental health.
It’s a fact — the holidays can be stressful. So much so that The Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Inventory assigns 12 points to major holidays alongside such stressors as death of a spouse and loss of a job. Registered Nurse Diane Ehren-Kipping, the community/employee health and wellness manager at …
CLAY COUNTY — Old, inactive cellphones can still dial 911 — and bog down dispatchers if these calls are made when there’s no emergency to report.
KANSAS CITY — To honor the memory of Julia Bargman, her sister Jodi Green and other family members and friends established the Julia Bargman Hope Fund. To date, the fund has donated more than $100,000 to support breast cancer awareness, patients and the programs that serve them.
LIBERTY — Liberty High School senior Chloe Rothery has been completing college applications and becoming more than a bit dismayed that there’s no line for her latest accomplishment — a Girl Scouts Gold Award. There are lines for Eagle Scout awards, but the female equivalent is just not considered.
Police officers from various department across the Northland will descend on area retailers in the coming weeks to make the spirits of area families a little brighter by providing funds and a uniformed chaperone for children to shop for Christmas.
LIBERTY — Hundreds of students, parents, teachers and school administrators came together Thursday morning, Nov. 30, at Union Station in Kansas City for the announcement of the top five winners of Battle of the Brains.
KEARNEY — Candidate filing for the April 3, 2018, Kearney Board of Education election will open at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, at the Kearney R-I School District administrative office at 1002 S. Jefferson St.
Approximately 174 years ago, the prolific writer Charles Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol.” The novella came with this inscription: “I HAVE endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, w…
In one month, the second regular session of the 99th General Assembly will begin. In addition to enjoying the holidays and the last few weeks at home in their districts, Missouri lawmakers are hard at work preparing for the upcoming session. Part of that preparation includes the pre-filing o…
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SACRAMENTO—The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of an armed and dangerous individual who is suspected of robbing several Northern California banks.
After Hurricane Irma hit three months ago in Orlando, Florida, the local police got a desperate 911 call from a 12-year-old boy reporting that his mother and siblings were unconscious. Fumes overcame the first deputy who rushed to the scene. After the police arrived at the property, they found Jan Lebron Diaz, age 13, Jan’s older sister Kiara, 16, and their mother Desiree, 34, lying dead, poisoned from carbon monoxide emitted by their portable generator. Four others in the house went to the hospital. If 12-year-old Louis hadn’t made that call, they might have died, too.