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Missouri Town Considers Outlawing Bamboo Plants

There is a proposed ban on bamboo in Independence.


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Couple Sentenced for Independence Hate Crime

A man and woman will serve time in federal prison after a racially motivated arson attempt on a black family’s home in Independence.


New York Awaits Vote On Same Sex Marriage

Missouri-Based Church Considers Recognizing Same-Sex Marriages

A national conference has recommended that The Community of Christ Church change its policies on same-sex issues.



Police Seize 4 Computers From Missouri Parish

The computers were taken from a Catholic parish office in Independence after determining child pornography had been downloaded.


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Mo. Girl, 11, To Be Honored At Rose Parade

Girl killed by a stray bullet donated organs.


3 Dead, 1 Hurt in Shooting in Kansas City Suburb

Police were called to the home in Independence early Friday on a report of a home invasion.


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Missouri Man Sentenced To 10 Years For Child Pornography

A 36-year-old Independence man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing child pornography, some of which investigators found stashed in the fireplace at his former home.


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MoDOT Worker Killed in Crash on I-70 near KC

Independence police say a Missouri Department of Transportation motorist-assist worker was struck and killed while helping shut down Interstate 70 after an earlier crash.


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Son of Missouri Woman Fused to Chair Pleads to Abuse

James Owens, 53, of Independence, was sentenced to a year in jail Wednesday after pleading guilty in Jackson County Circuit Court.


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Missouri Districts to Vie For ‘Race to the Top’ Grants

The grants are intended to support initiatives that help close achievement gaps and prepare students for college and careers.




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