Construction crews might have used mallets during the renovations to the Eastern Jackson County Courthouse in Independence. County officials and judges from the 16th Circuit Court used a similar tool to commemorate the courthouse's reopening Thursday -- g...> MORE
Like any other 5-years-olds would, Artis Rollins' daughters marveled at all the presents beneath their Christmas tree, then immediately began to anticipate unwrapping each package. The identical twins’ father, meanwhile, was still overj...
Doug Nicholson has a smile worthy of jolly old St. Nicholas. Cheeks dimpled. Eyes twinkling. Gold teeth sparkling.
And the 53-year-old Kansas City man can hardly contain his merriment as the day Jackson County will be presenting the keys to its s...
Fire and snow. Normally the two don't go together. But they certainly did — in spectacular fashion — during the ceremonial lighting of the Historic Truman Courthouse and Independence Square. On one of the chillier evenings of what has been a mild autumn...> MORE
Approximately 500,000 fans line parade route and attend victory rally for the World Series champion Kansas City Royals. Blue and white confetti rains down over the city as we "party like it's 2015" as team wins first title since 1985.
Jackson County's "Revive '85" Pep Rally features seven former Royals and attracts more than 1,200 fans to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the 1985 championship -- and to get fans fired as the 2015 Royals begin the quest to get back to the World Series.
Jackson County Legislator Crystal Williams credits annual screenings with detecting her breast cancer in Stage 1, and she urges others to be tested as the county, in partnership with Kansas City, holds a Breast Cancer Solidarity Walk.
Jackson County and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority have announced a cooperative agreement today that will provide the financing necessary for the future acquisition of the 17.7 miles of the Rock Island Corridor from Union Pacific Railroad.
The first Core4 Career Expo was a big success. Jackson County was among four local governments to participate in introducing nearly 2,400 area students to career opportunities in public service, ranging from fire fighting to water service.
In honor of the 36th annual and largest American Royal Barbecue contest, Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders has officially proclaimed Oct.1-4 as American Royal Barbecue Weekend.
In its first year at Arrowhead Stadium, the World Series of Barbecue wi...> MORE
Jackson County Parks + Rec Recreation Therapist Bea Webb was technically on summer vacation, but she spent the last week of July working as a volunteer at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.
It was an extension of the work she has don...> MORE
Barbara Nelson considers herself blessed.
Six years ago, Jackson County ended her and her two daughters’ struggle with homelessness, when County Executive Mike Sanders presented them the keys to the first vacant house remodeled through ...
As the setting sun cast a golden glow over a field near the Longview Lake marina, Lakeside Nature Center Director Kimberly Hess released a great horned owl from her gloved hands, and it flew westward to perch in a tree line.
“It is amazing,” said Hess,...> MORE
Fittingly an enormous American flag was unfurled prior to the National Women's Soccer League match pitting the FC Kansas City Blues against the Houston Dash on Monday evening. The Stars & Stripes, fluttering in the breeze, served as the perfect patrio...> MORE
Officials from across the metro area came together Wednesday, June 17, to mark the opening of the new, state-of-the art Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office (MEO), 950 E. 21st St. in Kansas City.
“This is another example of regional cooperation mak...> MORE
In a classroom at MyARTS East in Independence, superheroes of the future are taking shape. A group of teens are drawing and thinking of story lines for characters like Flamo, Star, Money Breaker and Ultra Guy. But what would a superhero be without a super...> MORE
Jackson County and Kansas City have now fully consolidated jail services. Last week the county opened a new holding facility on the ground floor of the Jackson County Detention Center to house Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) arrestees awaiting arraig...> MORE
Saying it will make for a bigger, better and more accessible event, leaders of the American Royal have announced the World Series of Barbecue® Championship will move from the West Bottoms to Arrowhead Stadium starting this October.
“Voter-approved reno...> MORE
DeQuai Wilson of Independence had good reason to don a red Jackson County COMBAT T-shirt and take part in its anti-crime canvassing effort in the Ruskin area of south Kansas City on Thursday.
"I lived in this area, and my son, Cortez Wilson, who w...> MORE
When it comes to statistics on child abuse, “Missouri and Jackson County are going in the wrong direction,” Cathy Jolly, an aide to Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders, said Monday afternoon at a “Day of Remembrance” ceremony held at the County Courthou...> MORE
Jackson County Parks + Rec has nearly 600 registered volunteers, and in 2014 the more than 43,000 volunteers hours they donated saved the county nearly half a million dollars.
The county expressed its gratitude to all those volunteers during its annual...> MORE
The Jackson County Drug Task Force is clearly—and officially—setting the standard for excellence in law enforcement. For the fourth straight year, the Missouri Narcotics Officers Association (MNOA) has honored the Task Force as its Law Enforcement Unit of...> MORE
As the temperatures rise, more and more people head to parks to enjoy the beautiful scenery and get some exercise. Now, bikers and hikers who experience an emergency can quickly summon help to their exact location thanks to Jackson County Parks + Rec’s ne...> MORE
Severe weather can strike anywhere anytime. So much time has passed since a tornado last struck Jackson County, however, that the Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service’s Kansas City/Pleasant Hill office, Andy Bailey, is conce...> MORE
The Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office does "one of the best jobs in the country of providing ME services," according to Dr. Roger Mitchell, the chief medical examiner in Washington, D.C. He conducts accreditation inspections of ME offices...> MORE
Most people would never consider a clogged sink harmful. But at this week’s American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., Jackson County Medical Examiner Dr. Mary Dudley and Deputy ME Dr. Marius Tarau will be presenting a c...> MORE
Did you pack up your Christmas lights shortly after New Year’s? So did Jackson County. It took nearly a month for the county to complete that task—no small job given the 300,000-plus colored lights and 175 animated displays featured in Christmas In The Pa...> MORE
The beach at Longview Lake is typically thought of as a great spot to cool off on a hot summer day. But it’s also a great spot to cool off in the dead of winter.
And so for the 11th year, the beach played host to the annual Polar Plunge benefiting the ...> MORE
Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders delivered his 2015 Inaugural Address after he and the County Legislators are sworn in during a special ceremony at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum: "We have, in true Missouri Show-Me fashion, ...Read on...