Independence

People ride in a classic car during a cruise on Noland Road in Independence, MO
William Johnson / Johnsons Lifescape Photography
KMBZ News Staff
May 14, 2020 - 1:31 pm
Car cruisin' rolls on Noland Road again with a pandemic twist - "Bringing back the social life at a distance."
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Harry S. Truman sworn in as 33rd president after death of FDR
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Marc LaVoie
April 07, 2020 - 10:09 am
It's been 75 years since a former Kansas City haberdasher was sworn in as president. Harry Truman would say he felt as if the sun, the moon and the stars had fallen on him after being thrust into the role of Commander-in-Chief during World War II.
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exterior of Bass Pro building in Independence, MO
KMBC
KMBZ News Staff
April 02, 2020 - 9:18 am
Bass Pro argued to remain open, citing a Missouri State Statute that prohibits the state, county or any municipality from restricting gun sales during an "emergency."
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helicopter view of car dealership in Independence, MO after shooting
KMBZ News Staff
January 02, 2020 - 3:03 pm
Kansas City, MO - The Clay County Sheriff's Department says the suspect in a shooting at an Independence car dealership, and an armed robbery at a Liberty sporting goods store, was shot and killed by deputies near the town of Holt. The spree began Thursday morning when the man stole a weapon from...
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Lacey Helmig / Truman Library Institute
KMBZ News Staff
November 05, 2019 - 5:51 am
Kansas City, MO - The expansion and rehabilitation project at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library in Independence is making leaps and bounds. "They have completed the interior demolition," says Cassie Pikarsky with the Truman Library Institute. "They have completely knocked everything down...
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Crime scene tape and police vehicles on residential street at night
KMBC Channel 9 News
Marc LaVoie
September 13, 2019 - 6:51 am
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- A Jackson County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man Thursday evening in Independence. Deputies were trying to arrest the man, who was wanted on multiple felony warrants. The shooting was reported at 6:51 p.m. said Independence Police Officer John Syme. The deputy shot the...
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video still of car connected to a homicide
Independence Police
KMBZ News Staff
September 03, 2019 - 11:15 am
Independence, MO - Police are seeking a vehicle, and the people inside it, as part of a homicide investigation. The homicide occured early Monday, September 2nd, around 3:45am near E. 5th Street North and North Spring Lake Drive. Officers responding to a shots fired call found Desean L. Milligan,...
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Dan Weinbaum
April 19, 2019 - 7:33 am
Independence, MO - Dwindling retail sales tax revenue has landed the city in trouble, according to Independence city manager Zach Walker. "It's eroding dramatically and rapidly, and we are really standing on financial quicksand right now," Walker said. For years Independence relied on sales tax...
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Photo courtesy: Nancy Kerr
KMBZ News Staff
January 30, 2019 - 2:56 pm
Independence, MO - Nancy Kerr, a mobile wedding officiant based in Independence, will be featured in a commercial for Head & Shoulders shampoo that will air during the Super Bowl. Just a few months ago she officiated both of the wedding ceremonies for Royals' catcher Salvador Perez, here in...
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KMBZ News Staff
November 28, 2018 - 7:05 am
The folks at Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity say the person or persons who stole property from their organization also stole time from families who are waiting on new homes. When a Habitat crew arrived Nov. 21 to set up their job site, they found a broken lock on their construction trailer...
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