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Pedestrian crash kills 1 in Independence

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (KCTV) - A pedestrian who police said was walking across 40 Highway was struck and killed Saturday night in Independence, Missouri. According to the Independence Police Department, a crash occurred at 7:32 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of 40 Highway west of Washington Avenue. IPD said an eastbound...

Kearney's deepest team under Starzl

KEARNEY — The Bulldogs’ basketball season is right around the corner. Kearney returns key players to the team and some younger players are expected to suit up in a competitive conference this season. Head coach Dillon Starzl explained that there have been some challenges to start off the...

Mosby “Stuff The Truck” Event Dec. 17

Join Mosby Building Arts on Saturday, Dec.17, for the annual “Stuff The Truck” charity drive. Mosby will be collecting items for Our Little Haven, which provides a safe environment for victims of abuse, neglect, and mental or behavioral health needs. Santa Claus will be at the event for...

Liberty to raise electric rates

Liberty electric customers in Stone and Taney counties will see an increase in their bills starting on Dec. 1. The Missouri Public Service Commission said there will be an increase to the Fuel Adjustment Clause charge on bills. PSC officials say Liberty filed for an adjustment to reflect their actual...

Smithville's season falls short in state semifinals

SMITHVILLE —With tears flowing down their faces, players and coaches embraced each other on Saturday, Nov. 26. Smithville fell to St. Mary’s 37-23 in the Class 4 State Semifinals. The Warriors used an incredible first half of play to put the Dragons on the ropes, but the visitors from St. Louis had a strong second half to take the win.

Precautionary Boil Advisory (11/26/2022)

The City of Cameron had issued a precautionary boil advisory for the areas north of 8th Street and east of Harris Street. This is a precaution. Water samples will be collected in the affected areas to ensure water quality. For more information on boil advisory and steps to consider, click...

The historic 1908 'John and Adele Georgen House' was made from stacked limestone that was locally quarried

John and Adele Georgen House, Independence, Missouri.Photo byJonathunder, GNU Free Documentation License. The John and Adele Georgen House is located at 933 South Main Street in Independence, Missouri. An attractive element of this house is all the limestone and masonry work. It's a rectangular two-story structure with a one-story porch in front.

13 Liberty athletes sign their national letter of intent

LIBERTY — On Wednesday, Nov. 9, athletes across the country signed their national letter of intent to their future colleges. In the local community, 13 athletes from Liberty High School signed their letters to participate in collegiate athletics.

Weekend activities include Small Business Saturday, early Santa visit

CLAY COUNTY — The Saturday after Thanksgiving has been designated Small Business Saturday. Throughout the Courier-Tribune communities of Kearney, Liberty and Smithville, there are dozens of small businesses where holiday shopping can take place. In addition to shopping to be had, there are also community events in the Smithville...

Fort Osage beats Cape Central in Class 5 State Semifinals

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Fort Osage beat the Cape Central Tigers 56-20 in the Class 5 State Semifinals on Saturday, November 26. The season-ending game came after an eight-game winning streak for the Tigers. Cape Central received the opening kickoff and started the game on a high note. Sophomore...

Ridgeview 3rd-graders cleverly disguise turkeys to save them from Thanksgiving

As part of an annual Thanksgiving tradition in the Courier-Tribune, we asked third-graders in Kearney, Liberty and Smithville to color a disguise on a tricky turkey to help keep the turkey off the Thanksgiving dinner table. Here's some of our favorites from Ridgeview Elementary in Liberty. For more, stop by the Courier-Tribune office at 104 N. Main St. in Liberty, where all of the creative artwork is on display in our windows.

KC Crime Stoppers: Jimmy Peoples

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - KC Crime Stoppers has stated Jimmy Peoples is wanted on a sex offender registration violation out of Clay County, Missouri. His last known address was near 74th Terrace and North Stark Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. He is described as a 31-year-old Black man, 5...