Independence, MO

photo by Melissa Kothe
March 09, 2018 - 3:01 pm
Independence, MO - The historic Bingham-Waggoner Estate has been vandalized for the fourth time in a year. Volunteer Steve Schreiber says someone kicked out 18 panes of glass which will cost several hundred dollars in repairs. The mansion dates to the 1820's, is run by a mostly volunteer staff, and...
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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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December 08, 2017 - 3:33 pm
Hundreds of people gathered along a route in Independence cheering and waving signs to welcome Independence Police officer Tom Wagstaff home. He's been in Nebraska for eight months in a rehab facility after suffering a critical head injury on the job. He was shot in the head while responding to a...
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June 23, 2017 - 6:21 pm
Independence, MO - A hundred students made a trip from Ames, Iowa to help clean up the Little Blue Trace Trail. The teens are with a church group, and volunteered to paint over the graffiti that marks the underpasses on the trail. Independence tourism manager Kristi Eckfald says they are thankful...
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Michael Ronnebaum
June 15, 2017 - 6:56 am
Independence, MO - The city council has approved a plan to expand solar energy for homes that are connected to the Independence Power and Light utility. A solar farm located on Bundschu Road in rural east Independence has about 12,000 photovoltaic panels, enough to power about 400 average-sized...
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May 11, 2017 - 5:55 pm
Independence, MO - Four years after the original 'Pioneer Woman' statue was stolen from in front of the National Frontier Trails Museum, a new statue has taken her place. In June 2013, vandals stole the original 'Pioneer Woman' and destroyed her as they attempted to sell the metal for scrap. A...
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Officer Wagstaff smiles for a photo next to his police cruiser
April 18, 2017 - 5:27 pm
Independence, MO - His recovery has been called a miracle in the making. Officer Tom Wagstaff recently spent two weeks hospitalized after being shot while responding to a call about a burglary in progress at a home near 36th and Delaware in Independence on March 29, 2017. It has yet to be revealed...
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Helicopter footage over the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant shows part of a wall laying on the ground several feet from the building
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April 14, 2017 - 3:52 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Federal investigators say they have determined that the fatal explosion at an ammunition plant in Missouri is non-criminal in nature while their probe continues to pinpoint the exact cause of the blast. The National Response Team of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms...
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April 11, 2017 - 2:37 pm
updated with add'l injury 3:30p 11Apr17 Independence, MO - An explosion at the Lake City Army Ammunition plant killed one and injured four others Tuesday afternoon. Officials with the Army Joint Munitions Command said the explosion happened in a mixing building on site. Developing...
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