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20 hrs ago | The Kansas City Star

Anti-Semitism in Johnson County is not the norm

Authorities are searching for a middleman who is believed to have purchased guns for F. Glenn Miller Jr., the avowed anti-Semite accused of killing three people outside Jewish facilities last weekend.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, Jackson County, MO, Weird

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Kansas City Star

Area home builders report 4 percent gain in first quarter permit activity

Clergy of different faiths, joined by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, delivered messages of hope and unity Thursday before more than 1,300 people gathered at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, Grandview, MO, University of Tulsa, Weird

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Kansas City Star

Hot models at this year's New York Auto Show

One difficulty of hate-crime laws can be the high legal standards. Some call for proving not only that a murder had occurred, but at the same time that bias was the motivation.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, Weird

The Kansas City Star

Cheap GOP tactics to undermine voting in Missouri

After much anticipation, work will start next month on the extensive Johnson County Gateway Project, a complete overhaul of the Kansas 10, Interstate 35 and I-435 interchange that will last until the end of 2016.

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Related Topix: St. Louis, MO, Weird

Mon Apr 14, 2014

DigitalBURG

Bi-Lo County Mart hosts Drug Take Back Day

The Johnson County Juvenile Justice Collaboration, Bi-Lo County Mart, and the Warrensburg Police department is holding a drug take back day.

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Related Topix: Warrensburg, MO

Sedalia News Journal

Green Sales Tax Holiday (April 19-25) means savings on energy-efficient appliances

Missouri's sixth annual Show-Me Green Sales Tax holiday, which provides shoppers in Missouri with the opportunity to save on energy-efficient appliances begins Saturday, April 19 and runs through Friday, April 25. Pettis County and Sedalia will NOT be participating in the event, according to the Missouri Department of Revenue.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Pettis County, MO, Sedalia, MO, Warrensburg, MO, Lees Summit, MO

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Joplin

Southwest Missouri man jailed in fatal shooting of three at Johnson County ...

Police arrested Frazier Glenn Cross, a 73-year-old southwest Missouri man with a long history of anti-Semitic and racist statements, Sunday afternoon.

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The Kansas City Star

Jewish community shootings show that terrorism aimed at one group attacks all of us

Three people died Sunday when a gunman opened fire at the Jewish Community Center and a senior living facility in Johnson County.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, Weird

Thu Apr 10, 2014

DigitalBURG

Graduate rekindles Pertle Springs history on film

A Warrensburg native and a recent graduate of the University of Central Missouri hosted a presentation of her documentary film, "Pertle Springs: The Eternal Attraction," on April 3 in the Johnson County Historical Society's Culp Building.

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Related Topix: Warrensburg, MO, University of Central Missouri

Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Kansas City Star

Extra taxing authority won't offset cutbacks for Johnson County schools

Detective Maggie McGuire received the Crystal Kipper & Ali Kemp Memorial Award, which recognizes the outstanding work of an individual or organization in protecting children from exploitation.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Raytown, MO, Real Time With Bill Maher, Comedy, Entertainment, Television

Tue Apr 08, 2014

The Kansas City Star

Got the itch to play golf? Here's some do's and don'ts from the pros

Kansas City is the City of … yes, Fountains. And Tuesday is Fountain Day, which means they have been turned on in a rite of spring.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, Missouri, Sports

Thu Apr 03, 2014

KMBC-TV

Floods cause problems in Warrensburg, UCM campus

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Related Topix: Warrensburg, MO, University of Central Missouri

KMBC-TV

Floods cause problems in Warrensburg, UCM campus

AND DAMAGING UP TO A HUNDRED HOMES. NO INJURIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED. THE COST OF ALL THAT DAMAGE IS STILL BEING TALLIED TONIGHT.

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Related Topix: Warrensburg, MO, University of Central Missouri

KMBC-TV

Troopers urge drivers to avoid taking cars into standing water

In the wake of several high-water rescues early Thursday, the Missouri Highway Patrol reminded drivers why it's a bad idea to drive into standing water.

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The Miami Herald

Several states facing weather concerns

A band of severe weather was stretching across a swath of the Midwest and South on Thursday, dropping a small, pre-dawn tornado in suburban St. Louis while posing the threat of more to come for tens of millions of residents in the storm system's path.

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Related Topix: Weather, Tornado, Natural Disasters, University City, MO, St Louis County, MO, Kansas City, MO

KCTV5

Nixon declares state of emergency from storms

Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Missouri as a widespread severe weather system continued to move across the state, bringing heavy rain, hail, high winds, flooding and flash flooding, and at least one reported tornado.

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Related Topix: Weather, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Tornado, Natural Disasters, Flood

Thu Mar 27, 2014

The Kansas City Star

KC streetcar extensions get green light from City Council

The Kansas City Council unanimously and enthusiastically endorsed a plan Thursday to extend the downtown streetcar starter route, paving the way for a court hearing and possible elections to help pay the cost.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, University of Missouri Kansas City, Weird

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