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CLAY COUNTY — Motorists on Interstate 435 finally have traffic relief as all three lanes in both directions are open as of Friday, Aug. 16, at the Missouri Highway 210 and I-435 interchange, states a release from the Missouri Department of Transportation. Lanes were restricted for the past t…

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CLAY COUNTY — Response agencies and property owners across the Northland are working Friday, Aug. 16, to clean up yards, stabilize structures and repair damage as a severe thunderstorm in the overnight hours of Thursday, Aug. 15, resulted in property damage to churches, businesses, houses an…

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SMITHVILLE — With the first half of the year in the rearview mirror, Smithville Police Chief Jason Lockridge said calls for officers are up 15% compared to the same time last year.

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LIBERTY — Public Works Director Andy Noll told the Liberty City Council Monday, Aug. 12, that Miles Excavating, the lead contractor on the Missouri Highway 152 construction project, will give the council and other city leadership the chance to cut a ribbon on the almost-completed Missouri Hi…

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HOLT — A family seeking to build a house in Holt will now have to seek a variance, which will require a public hearing, after aldermen denied a building permit for a single-family residence due to it not meeting the Holt's zoning regulations for lot depth.

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LIBERTY — The city of Liberty’s Preservation and Development Commission reopened the 2019 Neighborhood Enhancement Grant Program for additional applications. This matching program allows residents to identify priorities for their neighborhood and to help undertake the enhancement project. Th…

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LIBERTY — Many key components of the new sanctuary at St. James Catholic Church, located 309 S. Stewart Road, are moving along at a pace that will meet the dedication date of Oct. 19.

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LIBERTY — In the first six months of 2019, Liberty Police Department has responded to about 1,100 less calls than in same timefame in 2018. In 2018, total calls for service from January to June totaled 15,977 compared to 14,839 this year.

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LIBERTY — Several businesses in Liberty are nominated for Discover the Best of Missouri Life Awards from Missouri Life Magazine. Voting for the Liberty businesses can be done online at missourilife.com/awards/#//. Voting is open through Sept. 6, and voters can cast one ballot per day per ema…

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LIBERTY — Art Director Ryan Robertson has been with Mark and Lisa Freidel since the couple opened the Signarama location in Liberty, 1005 Middlebrook Drive Suite B, almost three years ago. The Liberty High School graduate earned his graphic design degree from Northwest Missouri State Univers…

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LIBERTY — In order to drum up donations of school supplies for those in need in the Liberty School District, MY SALON Suite of Liberty is offering free children's haircuts to those who donate at least $5 worth of supplies.

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SMITHVILLE — St. Luke’s North Hospital—Smithville, located at 601 S. U.S. Highway 169, will permanently close its emergency department doors on Halloween, Oct. 31, of this year.

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KEARNEY — Celebrating the service club’s silver anniversary this year, members of Kearney’s Optimist Club said they’ve had fun serving their community throughout the last 25 years.

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CLAY COUNTY — Rebuilding Together Kansas City strives to enable vulnerable families in the Northland to safely stay in their own homes for as long as possible.

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Students across the Northland will be back in school this week to begin another year of learning. Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers this means a change in traffic patterns as school buses and parents taking their children to school will join others on the road, impacting commutes.

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