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A New York man was sentenced in federal court this month for sending images and videos of child pornography to a Liberty man who, in turn, allegedly used them to harass the child victim, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri.

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LIBERTY — Jurors convicted Viola Bowman, 60, this week of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the 2012 killing of her husband, Albert “Rusty” Bowman.

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KEARNEY — As the annual Jesse James Festival in Kearney continued for its last day elsewhere in the city, Kearney police and deputies with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office responded Sunday, Sept. 19 to reports of an armed man firing rounds from his yard in the 500 block of Crestridge. Accord…

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In early August, thieves removed the 7-foot, 400-pound Native American Osage woman sculpture from the Francois Chouteau & Native American Heritage Fountain in Kansas City’s Northland.

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Summer may be coming to an end, but the road work continues. Drivers should expect to see active stationary and moving work zones throughout the fall and avoid distractions, so they aren’t caught off guard, according to a press release from the Missouri Department of Transportation. 

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KEARNEY — After committing what many in the community are calling a “harmless prank,” Ethan Byrne, a Kearney High School senior faces punishment that allegedly includes multiple days of suspension and weeks of ineligibility in extracurricular activities. Families and students from around the…

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SMITHVILLE — The time has come once again to fight, and donate, like a princess in Smithville as the annual Fight Like a Princess Day toy drive is Friday, Sept. 10. During the day, families in the city and those in the school district are asked to wear gold and donate a new toy or art supply…

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CLAY COUNTY – As the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11 approaches and the unrest in Afghanistan continues to dominate airwaves after the final evacuation of Afghanistan by U.S. troops, two Northland veterans are looking back on their experiences in the embattled country.

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LIBERTY — Hosanna Lutheran Church Pastor Mike Kern said last week, Stephen Stubbs and Mike Jennings, who with their wives, own Four Horses and a Dog Vineyard in Excelsior Springs, took a look at the church’s vineyard in front of the church and were expecting a decent, coming harvest. What th…

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The Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has appointed Jenny Johnston to serve as president of the organization, effective immediately. Johnston has been with the Northland Chamber, 634 NW Englewood Road, since 2016 as the events and communications director, working clos…

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Clay County Savings Bank is adding to its leadership team with the appointment of Brandon Schmiedeke as assistant vice president and Kearney branch manager. He began his duties Sept. 7 and will office at the bank’s 303 S. Jefferson St. location in Kearney, according to a bank press release.

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Busy rural roads are full of hazards in the fall, said University of Missouri Extension health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch. The often rushed harvest season puts extra traffic on narrow, gravel roads early in the morning and late at night, according to a press release. 

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