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Brunson League to showcase former high school basketball stars all summer

On Sunday, there will be another sound to filter in along with church bells — the squeak of sneakers on hardwood.

Some of the best basketball talent in the city will take part in the fifth annual summer basketball Brunson League, an NBA pro-am circuit hosted by Baltimore City Community College.

Former high school stars who have played overseas like Patterson’s Aquille Carr, Parkville’s Terry Hosley and Edmondson-Westside’s Stanton Kidd, who was named last summer’s Brunson League MVP, will play, according to the league. Some NBA and former NBA players could join in early July.

Unlike other pro-am teams, participation will come at no cost to the players.

“We are thrilled to host the Brunson Summer League here on the campus of Baltimore City Community College,” Tara Owens, director of athleti...

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Head-on crash in Parkville kills 75-year-old KCK man, seriously injures 2 others

PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. — A 75-year-old KCK man is dead and two people are seriously injured following a crash in Platte County Sunday.

It happened around 2:04 p.m. along MO-9 not far from Riss Lake Drive.

The online crash report says a 2014 Hyundai crossed into the path of a 1998 Buick and hit it head on.

The driver of the Buick, 75-year-old Larry G. Kelly of Kansas City, Kan., died at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt.

The 35-year-old driver and 15-year-old in the Hyundai were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Neither were wearing seat belts.

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Howard Charles Breen, 83, of Kansas City, passed away March 11, 2014. He was a lifelong Platte County resident who had significant impact on shaping the Northland area. Born in Parkville, Mo., on July 7, 1930, to Howard M. Breen and Frances Renz Breen, Mr. Breen was a real estate developer who…

So very sorry for your loss. My father and Howard were friends. I have heard so many stories from dad about Howard and others that grew up together in Platte County. They were all good…
We lost dad this past May. I will be keeping you all in my prayers. May God bless you with the comfort of memories of better days of laughter and good times with him. Peace and God’s love to you. God Bless, Lisa (Downing) Gay & husband Ron.

My sincere condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one...

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4 candidates seek Greene County commission seat

(Clockwise from top left) Alan Anderson, Dick Gould, Susan Lopez, Steve Bujenovic

Voters in Greene County will choose among two Democratic candidates and two Republican candidates — including the incumbent — in the May 8 primary to determine which two will face off in November for a county commission seat.

Commissioners in Greene County hold public meetings every Thursday afternoon, and they are often engaged as members of multiple subsidiary boards and civic groups. They make the business decisions on county operations and expenditures of taxpayer revenue.

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Greene County commissioners earn an annual salary of $55,970, according to Ohio law, and are eligible for the benefits packages offered to county employees, including health insurance.

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HLGU finishes third in tournament

PARKVILLE, Mo. — The Hannibal-LaGrange men’s golf team finished in third place out of 10 teams at the Virginia McCoy Intercollegate Golf Tournament Wednesday.

The Trojans finished with a score of 616, two behind second-place finishers Columbia College and nine behind the host school, Park University.

Tom Sims led the Trojans with an 11-over-par 151, which tied for fifth place. Robin Conlan finished with a 156 in ninth place, and Rafael Beirana finished 14th in the event with a 155. The individual medalist was Southeast Community College’s Noah Hofman with a 138.

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Hen House in Northland to close next week after 25 years in business

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After 25 years in business, the Hen House grocery store off N.W. 64th Street in Kansas City will close its doors for good next Monday.

The owners of the store, Balls Food Stores, said sales have lagged ever since a HyVee moved in, directly across the street, in 2009.

“It’s sad. It’s been here for years,” said Stephanie LeMaitre, a longtime Hen House customer. “I’m sorry to see it go.”

All of the employees will have the option to transfer to another store owned by Balls Food Stores in the region. Balls Food Stores employs 3,000 locally at 27 Hen House, Price Chopper and Sun Fresh locations.

Nearby businesses are hoping another store moves into the location.

“There’s going to be an empty lot on the other side of this complex,” said Jennifer Revers at 9Round Parkville gym, ...

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Parkville bracing for flooding


People in Parkville have been busy preparing for flooding and Tuesday the high water began to hit the town.

The sandbags have been in place for a few weeks now in Parkville and flooding threats have become real. Water is pooling in the low points of English Landing Park and is expected to fill the farmers’ market in the next week or so.

KCTV5’s Bonyen Lee reports that Parkville authorities taped off and blocked all entrances to the park. The Missouri River in the area is at 29 feet. The water could reach as high as halfway up the last line of defense along the railroad tracks but the Parkville Police Chief wants everyone to know the town is still open for business.

"Parkville is still opened and running. There is nothing closed...

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Labor Department sues AT&T, alleging retaliation for employees reporting injuries | The Wichita Eagle

The federal Department of Labor said Thursday it had filed a lawsuit against AT&T alleging that four of its employees in Kansas and Missouri were disciplined or received unsatisfactory performance appraisals for reporting workplace injuries.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, addresses separate instances of four employees working in different locations. The Labor Department alleges that Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. doing business as AT&T realiated against the employees after the workers reported they had been injured on the job.

Such retaliation is a violation of whistleblower provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.

The company maintains any discipline or lower performance ratings were a consequence of the employees viol...

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Wilford Raines

PARKVILLE, Mo. — Wilford Raines, 86, of Parkville, formerly of Clinton, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Wilford was born Dec. 20, 1931, in Fornfelt to Lester and Nita Peetz Raines. He married Sharon Steger in 1951, and they enjoyed 66 years of marriage.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, being stationed in Greenland.

Wilford was a lifetime farmer in the Scott City area prior to moving to Clinton, where he managed "The Duck Farm" at Urich, Missouri, and was known as "The Duck Farmer."

He truly loved life, farming and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Raines; a daughter and son-in-law, Twyla and John Wilson; a brother, Marvin Raines; a sister, Gladys Smith; and his cherished granddaughter, Ashley Wilson Keith,...

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