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KANSAS CITY — Former Oak Park High School teacher and coach Gregory Sims was sentenced to five years of probation after a three-year prison sentence was suspended following his pleading guilty to having sexual contact with a student in 2021.

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SMITHVILLE — The bus driver has been cited for careless and imprudent driving following the Clay County Sheriff’s Office’s Traffic Safety Unit investigation of the Smithville School District bus crash that injured the driver and two students during the morning bus route Sept. 12 on Mt. Olivet Road.

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CLAY COUNTY — A sheriff’s office internal investigation was launched into two Clay County deputies after a video of their possible drunken behavior during a traffic safety training conference was posted to social media. The video appears to have been posted to social media by one of the depu…

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Fatal vehicle crashes on Missouri roadways have decreased from the same time in 2021. The Missouri Department of Transportation urges motorists to continue to be vigilant in reducing deaths and injuries as summer draws to a close.

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LIBERTY — Motorists getting a jump on Labor Day holiday weekend travel are advised to avoid the area around Missouri Highway 291 and Interstate 35 in the Liberty area as a wreck has resulted in lane and ramp closures.

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SMITHVILLE — Police in Smithville say rumors circulating on social media about a shooting that allegedly took place at Festi-Ville last month are untrue. The outdoor, daylong concert series and family fun day drew hundreds into a packed Courtyard Park off Main Street on Aug. 13.

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CLAY COUNTY — A plane crash Wednesday, Aug. 24, at a rural airport in Clay County injured two.

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KEARNEY — The Kearney Chamber of Commerce will partner with Mayor and local bank leader randy Pogue for an empowering business workshop called “Driving Culture” from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday Sept. 28, at the chamber office. The workshop is open to chamber members.

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The Fall Parade of Homes starts this week on Saturday, Sept. 24 and runs through Oct. 9. The parade offers the opportunity to see one of the largest displays of new homes in the country.

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SMITHVILLE — The Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce will welcome new dental practice Dentistry at Smithville Marketplace to Smithville with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at 15700 N. U.S. Highway 169, Suite C.

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KEARNEY — The new location of Select Physical Therapy will host a community open house and chamber of commerce ribbon cutting starting at noon Thursday, Sept. 22, at 741 Watson Drive, Suites B and C.

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In a relatively short period of time, the internet has changed the way people live. Things that might have been unimaginable as recently as a quarter century ago are now ingrained in daily life.

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As the fall air moves in, mushrooms begin to make their way to the surface. While the spring morel often comes to mind when thinking about mushroom hunting, it’s in the fall that other edible mushrooms start to appear, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. 

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SATURDAY, Sept. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- It can be hard to talk to your loved ones about moving into assisted living, so don't push them too hard and make sure they feel safe and comfortable with the idea, one expert advises.

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