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LIBERTY — A late morning drizzle helped wash away the smell of ash and soot along Liberty’s portion of Missouri Highway 291 where the Days Inn had been ablaze in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 209 N. Highway 291.

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CLAY COUNTY — Clay County Eastern Commissioner Luann Ridgeway and Presiding Commissioner Jerry Nolte confirmed Tuesday, Sept. 24, that Ridgeway did not submit her resignation as an elected county official after a satirical resignation letter was circulated on social media prompting calls fro…

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LIBERTY — Three high-end cars were stolen Saturday, May 11, from Heartland Chevrolet, located at 501 N. Missouri Highway 291 in Liberty.

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LIBERTY — Some more bricks fell from the building that currently houses Hammerhand Coffee at 22 N. Main St., prompting road closures downtown March 7.

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CLAY COUNTY — All north- and southbound lanes of Interstate 35 are open after multiple traffic accidents closed all lanes earlier this evening north of Liberty near the Missouri State Highway Patrol weigh station.

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CLAY COUNTY — All lanes of Interstate 35 southbound are closed due to multiple vehicle accidents north of Liberty near the Missouri State Highway Patrol weigh station at around mile marker 23. The northbound lanes have been opened after being closed briefly, according to the highway patrol.

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KANSAS CITY — A medium-sized Brinks armored vehicle was rear ended while stopped at the traffic light at Shoal Creek Parkway on eastbound Missouri Highway 152 in Kansas City by an eastbound black Chevy one-ton pickup, according to Kansas City Police Department Public Information Officer Dari…

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LIBERTY — Closing the entry to Dains Street from Liberty Drive between Retro Bowl and Mill Street, utility lines crashed to the ground in Liberty around midday Friday, May 18.

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KEARNEY — The city of Kearney is experiencing a great loss today, as Mayor Bill Dane, 68, passed away during the morning hours of Monday, April 9, following longstanding heath issues that had him admitted last week to St. Luke's Hospital on the Plaza.

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CLAY COUNTY — DNA evidence collected at the scene of a rural Smithville residence lead to eight felony charges against a man in connection with the rape of an elderly woman that occurred last year.

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Multiple calls for firefighters coming in around the same time this week spread fire department and area fire district resources a little too thin for the comfort of some as a rash of fires related to dry conditions and heavy winds quickly spread throughout the Northland.

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CLAY COUNTY — A failed negotiated curve led to the death of a 25-year-old man from Lathrop in a wreck that occurred before 9 p.m. Saturday, March 10, near Holt.

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LIBERTY — Instead of attending classes today, Friday, March 2, dozens of students have gathered at Lightburne and Mill streets in downtown Liberty to protest against gun violence and bring awareness to the locality of school shooting threats.

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Kearney — Kearney schools will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 11, due to projected weather conditions, according to Kearney School District Communication Specialist Sonja Love-Dewey.

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LIBERTY — Around 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, the Liberty Police Department investigated a deceased male found in a car behind buildings in the 300 block of South Stewart Road, just south of Liberty Commons, said Capt. Andy Hedrick, the department’s public information officer.

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GLADSTONE — With the help of four facilitators and a translator, 12 illegal immigrants from Guatemala on Dec. 11 tried to obtain non-driver licenses from the Missouri Department of Revenue license office at 5943 NE Antioch Road, Gladstone.

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CLAY COUNTY — The Clay County Sheriff's Department has announced a high fire risk for Monday, Dec. 11. 

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Liberty city staff have been monitoring the weather forecasts through the National Weather Service and local media. With improvements in the forecast, the city will be moving forward with plans to hold Liberty4thFest on Monday, July 3.

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HOLT — Neighbors and friends have started a donation drive for a father of two who remains in a Kansas City hospital requiring surgery after suffering serious burns in a house fire on Father’s Day that left the man homeless.

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SMITHVILLE — Residents coming together to help one another has become the silver lining to the literal gray cloud that brought an EF-2 tornado with 132-mile-per-hour winds ripping through Smithville Monday, March 6, damaging 125 to 150 homes.