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February 19, 2018 - 4:50 am
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Just the thought of free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer joining the downtrodden, youthful San Diego Padres sent a morning jolt through the spring training clubhouse. The on-field vibe seemed equally cheery, as country music blared as players went to work under sunny skies in...
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Missouri Dept. of Transportation
Kara Marxer
February 19, 2018 - 4:41 am
MODOT is shutting down some lanes on the 291 bridge south of Liberty Monday. The bridge on 291 just south of Old 210 needs some work. Engineers expect to be finished in mid June. "Based on the condition of the bridge, we're going to be putting a new bridge deck on it and doing some upgrades to the...
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Kansas City Streetcar Authority
Jim Cunningham
February 19, 2018 - 4:17 am
The Kansas City streetcar system is picking up speed by making some adjustments to downtown traffic signals and scheduling. The changes are expected to result in more frequent arrivals, more streetcars on the line and less layover time at Union Station. "We're moving from a 30-minute round trip to...
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February 17, 2018 - 9:28 am
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - A third defendant has pleaded guilty to participating in a double homicide in St. Joseph. Raymond Jimenez-Bencebi Jr. pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder in the July 2016 deaths of 25-year-old Raymond Ortiz and 22-year-old Kevin Melendez in a rolling gun fight in St...
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February 17, 2018 - 9:18 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Wichita State University plans to install about 30 more security cameras across the campus. Police Capt. Corey Herl says the plan is designed to meet the expanding needs of the campus, including the new Innovation Campus. The university already has about 170 security cameras...
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KMBC
February 16, 2018 - 5:47 pm
Pacific Retail Capital Partners bought Independence Center today as part of a foreclosure sale from Simon Properties, which was having trouble keeping up payment on the $200 million loan. The new ownership group announced that it will "reinvigorate" the Independence Center by bringing back...
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A student sits with her eye to a microscope, while another student stands to the left, holding a beeker.  A teacher times them with a stopwatch.
Jim Cunningham
February 16, 2018 - 11:43 am
More than 500 competitors will be put to the test Saturday in the annual Science Olympiad The students are taking part in 23 different events ranging in everything from anatomy to towers. Gabriel Means, a senior at Staley High School, is competing in four events. "I'm doing Firmi questions, which...
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KMBC
February 15, 2018 - 5:49 pm
A gun was found Thursday at Lee's Summit North High School. In a letter to parents, the district said the gun was unloaded and the student did not have any ammunition. The school found out about the gun thanks to an anonymous tip on the SafeSchools Alert website. High school administrators along...
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KMBC
February 15, 2018 - 4:35 pm
Both the city and the police department of Independence, Missouri are responding to the encounter at the Applebee's at Independence Center where two women were accused of having "dined-and-dashed" from the restaurant the day before. During the encounter, an Independence police officer was called in...
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Faurecia
February 15, 2018 - 4:04 pm
Blue Springs, MO - The 6th largest auto parts maker in the world announced it will open a manufacuring facility in Blue Springs, creating about 300 jobs. Faurecia will build a new $60 million, 250,000-square-foot interiors production facility, on a 25-acre parcel along NE 20th street on the north...
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