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While a winter storm brought snow, ice and sleet to the Northland that caused roadways across the area to become dangerous Friday, Jan. 17, Kearney, Liberty and Smithville representatives said their respective cities remained quiet.

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The state's high court shut down Clay County's chance at a different outcome in the state regarding the lawsuit brought against the Clay County Commission by Sheriff Paul Vescovo.

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CLAY COUNTY — Due to winter weather conditions that have brought snow, ice and sleet across the Kansas City metro area, roadways across the Northland have become dangerous.

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KANSAS CITY — When the Kansas City Chiefs (13-4) take on the Tennessee Titans (11-7) Sunday, Jan. 19, for the AFC Championship, there will be at least one Northland native on the gridiron, Beau Brinkley.

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CLAY COUNTY — The National Weather Services issued a winter weather advisory that remains in effect in Clay County through Saturday, Jan. 18.

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HOLT — City leaders say they are working to contact the owner of the former Holt Elementary school building, located at 455 School Way, as it has been a nuisance for years and is becoming a safety liability.

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LIBERTY — Desirea Ferris has been missing since May 2, 2017. After two years with no definitive knowledge about what happened to their then-18-year-old relative, the family is hoping a new private tip line will encourage someone to come forward with information.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Jan. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Missouri charter school students, parents, and community members from Kansas City and St. Louis will flock to the state's Capitol Rotunda for a rally leading up to National School Choice Week. Several hundred are expected to attend the event, including guests of honor Rep. Doug Richey, Rep. Michael O'Donnell, and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed.

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LIBERTY — Kansas City-based Hallmark Cards, Inc., which operates its global businesses under the Hallmark and Crayola brands, will reduce the size of its current workforce by about 400 of the company's 30,000 employees, according to a company press release.

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LIBERTY — Liberty Police Department was awarded the Kansas City region’s Outstanding Agency Award by the Special Olympics of Missouri. The award is granted for participation, funds raised and involvement with the organization in 2019. This is the first time the police department received the award.

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Perhaps George Washington seems like the sort of man who would lean toward being a New England Patriots fan, but here in Liberty, his true colors shine through the recent ice and snow with a jaunty plaid scarf and Chiefs hat. The nation's first leader was dressed in Chiefs gear ahead of this…

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Thanks goes to Laura Crawford, who sent in this picture of what her neighborhood in Smithville looks like Monday, Jan. 13. Share your pics with the CT at news@mycouriertribune.com.

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Once a newspaper editor asked me if I ever tweeted! I told her, “Shucks ma’am, I can’t even hardly whistle.” She laughed at me, and I didn’t know why.

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