Latest Independence News

Federal tourism aid funds gas stations, trash cans, jazz

Jul. 30, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

Located along a remote stretch of Highway 395, the Fort Independence Travel Plaza touts a dozen gas pumps, clean restrooms and made-to-order meals for travelers visiting California's Eastern Sierra. The facility, which provides revenue for a Paiute Indian tribe, is about to quadruple...

Missouri Dems seek contraception, ectopic pregnancy session

Jul. 11, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

Two leading Democratic Missouri lawmakers on Monday asked the state’s Republican governor to call a special session to pass legislation that would safeguard contraception and medical treatment for ectopic pregnancies after a near total ban on abortion was instituted. Senate...

Missouri man gets prison term for killing friend in Kansas

Jun. 16, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for the shooting death of his friend in Wichita three years ago. Brandon Craig, 25, of Independence, Missouri, was sentenced Wednesday in Sedgwick County District Court to 74 months in prison,...

Suspected serial killer charged in Missouri over 7th death

May. 28, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A suspected serial killer already charged in six killings in the Kansas City and St. Louis areas has been charged with first-degree murder in a seventh death. Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced the new murder charge Friday against Perez...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

May. 17, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. May 16, 2022. Editorial: Break up this abusive football cartel The outright duplicity that guided the words and actions of Rams owner Stan Kroenke and National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell, among others, were widely assumed but...