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  1. Mid-Continent Public Library Hosts Legacy LuncheonRead the original story

    Friday Jul 14 | Lee's Summit Tribune

    July 15, 2017 Mid-Continent Public Library hosted its third annual Legacy Luncheon on Friday, July 7 at the Hartman Heritage Conference Center at the Hilton Garden Inn in Independence during which attendees celebrated the impact of libraries and librarians on the community. A central theme of the reception was the Library's especially bright future, made brighter by the passage of Proposition L last fall.

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  2. Sedalia, Independence Men Indicted For $7 Million Marijuana ConspiracyRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 6 | Lee's Summit Tribune

    July 6, 2017 Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that two men were indicted by a federal grand jury July 5, 2017 for their roles in a $7 million conspiracy to distribute marijuana in Pettis, Cooper, Boone, Morgan, Pulaski and Jackson counties. Zachary Scott Nutt, also known as 'Tuna,' 35, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Sedalia, Mo., and Nicholas Anders Glaholt, 34, of Independence, Mo., were charged in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Jefferson City, Mo.

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  3. Missouri Town 1855 Celebrates Our Country's IndependenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 30 | Lee's Summit Tribune

    July 1, 2017 Celebrate Independence Day the 'old fashioned way' when Jackson County Parks + Rec's Missouri Town 1855 presents its Annual Independence Day Celebration, Tuesday, July 4, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. More than 50 Missouri Town volunteers, attired in the period clothing of the 1850s, will celebrate our country's founding and freedom.

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  4. Four More Indicted in Conspiracy to Lure Robbery Victims with Online Ads for EscortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 27 | Lee's Summit Tribune

    Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that four additional defendants were indicted by a federal grand jury today for their roles in a conspiracy to use online escort and massage ads to lure robbery victims. Rodney E. Brock, 20, of Blue Springs, Mo., Melissa C. Cummins, 23, and Daphe J. Fruean, 37, both of Independence, Mo., and Michele R. Shatto, 34, of Kansas City, Mo., were charged in a 12-count superseding indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo.

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  5. Two Corrections Officers Among Four Charged With Corruption at Jackson County Detention CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 26 | Lee's Summit Tribune

    Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that two corrections officers at the Jackson County Detention Center are among four persons charged in a bribery scheme to smuggle contraband cell phones and other items to inmates. Today's announcement was made in conjunction with a law enforcement operation at the Jackson County Detention Center, 1300 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.

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  6. A third person charged in Lone Jack, MO, murder and assaultRead the original story

    Jun 13, 2017 | Lee's Summit Tribune

    June 13, 2017 Three persons now face multiple felony counts in connection with the June 9, 2017, fatal shooting of Rebecca Murphy and the wounding of a man in Lone Jack, MO, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Charged earlier today were Danielle L. Bell and Raphael R. Corrioso , both of Kansas City.

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  7. Independence Man Sentenced for Meth ConspiracyRead the original story

    May 18, 2017 | Lee's Summit Tribune

    May 18, 2017 Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an Independence, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Boone, Cooper, Lafayette and Jackson counties. Joseph Nicko Winters, 45, of Independence, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 10 years in federal prison without parole.

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  8. Two teens charged in Blue Springs home burglary that led to school lockdownsRead the original story

    May 12, 2017 | Lee's Summit Tribune

    Two eastern Jackson County, MO, teenagers have been charged in connection with the Blue Springs home burglary on Thursday that led to school lock downs in Blue Springs, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Deron E. Bandy, dob: 7/19/1999, of Blue Springs, MO., and Javonte M. Tiger, dob: 9/11/2998, of Independence, each face Burglary 1st Degree and Stealing.* According to court records, these two defendants and an unnamed juvenile went to a Blue Springs home on Thursday and stole firearms, leading to a search for the suspects that also resulted in the lock downs of three Blue Spring public schools.

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  9. Take Time to RememberRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2017 | Lee's Summit Tribune

    Are you going to take time to remember your relatives and veterans on May 29th, Memorial Day? At the Jackson County Genealogical Society, everyday is Memorial Day as we research, write books and help people remember their deceased family members. On May 6th, Saturday, we have invited two members of the Jackson County Genealogical Society to share the stories of their families and veterans.

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  10. Five area cities recognized as Communities for All Ages 2017Read the original story

    Apr 20, 2017 | Lee's Summit Tribune

    On Friday, April 21, 2017, the Mid-America Regional Council will recognize the cities of Excelsior Springs, Kearney and Raymore as 'Communities for All Ages.' The awards will be presented at a meeting of the First Suburbs Coalition at 8:30 a.m. at the City of Independence Utility Center, 17221 E. 23rd Street, Independence Missouri.

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  11. Lake City Army Ammunition Plant ExplosionRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2017 | Lee's Summit Tribune

    At approximately 1 p.m. today, there was an explosion at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Mo. One employee was killed and four employees were injured.

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  12. Graves Statement on Explosion at Lake City Army Ammunition PlantRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2017 | Lee's Summit Tribune

    U.S. Representative Sam Graves issued the following statement in response to this afternoon's explosion at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, MO. There 'My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by today's tragedy at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant.

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  13. Additional charges filed in Independence robbery and officer's assaultRead the original story

    Mar 30, 2017 | Lee's Summit Tribune

    The two suspects charged in the robbery Wednesday at 36th and Delaware in Independence now also face the additional felony charge of Assault for injuries to a police officer, while two additional suspects also face charges in connection with the robbery, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Santiago-Torres, dob: 4/14/1989, now also face the Class A felony of Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, according to a new criminal complaint amended today.

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  14. Statement on shooting of Independence Police officer todayRead the original story

    Mar 29, 2017 | Lee's Summit Tribune

    The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office offers its prayers and thoughts for the veteran Independence Police Officer who was injured in the line of duty this morning. This officer was responding to calls for service in the area of 3600 South Delaware in Independence when he was struck by gunfire.

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  15. LSR7 Board Approves Personnel and Salary ChangesRead the original story

    Mar 25, 2017 | Lee's Summit Tribune

    During the Public Comments portion of the Lee's Summit R-7 School Board Meeting on March 16, Sherri Mansfield expressed her concerns about recent changes in the district's Special Services department. The purpose of her comments was to raise awareness about an administration shift in Special Education, 'changes that a lot of parents and even students are not aware of.'

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  16. Jackson County Announces New Director of Prescription Drug Monitoring ProgramRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2017 | Lee's Summit Tribune

    Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., announced that Teesha Miller has been hired to serve as director of the county's new Prescription Drug Monitoring Program , effective today. 'We know that prescription drug monitoring programs are vital to help combat the opioid epidemic.

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  17. Raytown Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing $86,000 From Two ChurchesRead the original story

    Feb 16, 2017 | Lee's Summit Tribune

    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Raytown, Mo., man who worked or volunteered at two area churches pleaded guilty in federal court today to embezzling more than $86,000 from those parishes. David Townley, 59, of Raytown, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert E. Larsen to one count of wire fraud, one count of mail fraud and one count of tax evasion contained in a June 29, 2017, federal indictment.

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  18. Local students selected to perform at 58th presidential inaugurationRead the original story

    Jan 17, 2017 | Lee's Summit Tribune

    When the 45th president of the United States is sworn in on Jan. 20, 2017, the Missouri State University Chorale will be front and center. The Chorale, directed by Dr. Cameron LaBarr, will perform during the nationally televised inaugural ceremony.

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  19. Local Graceland University Students Named To Honors List For Fall 2016Read the original story

    Dec 23, 2016 | Lee's Summit Tribune

    The honor roll lists for Graceland University's 2016 fall term have been announced. Students with a GPA between 3.65 and 3.99 are named to the honors list.

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  20. Independence man who fled multiple police agencies Thursday faces multiple felony countsRead the original story

    Dec 23, 2016 | Lee's Summit Tribune

    The Independence man who fled multiple police agencies in Blue Springs on Thursday before he was stopped in Independence now faces multiple felony counts, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters announced today. Stephen Lundemo, dob: 12/11/1980, faces Assault 2nd Degree on a Law Enforcement Officer, Burglary 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Robbery 2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, two counts of Tampering with a Motor Vehicle and Armed Criminal Action.* According to court records filed today, the suspect encountered Blue Springs police officers about 4:40 in the morning on Thursday.

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