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Coleman fills Ward III seat

Richmond’s city council is whole again. Before Thursday evening’s closed-session discussion of the city’s completed state audit, Mayor Mike Wright had one brief agenda item: appointing Sam Coleman to fill…

T-Mobile suing Richmond for repayment of phone taxes

T-Mobile representatives apparently feel they’ve paid enough taxes under protest. Now, the national wireless provider wants some money back. T-Mobile has sued Richmond City Collector Marilyn O’Dell and the city…

Disability benefits for entitled veterans

George Brock and Mike Shane are two of the many veterans whose paperwork for service-related disability benefits is housed in a bulging accordion file. It rests on a table in…

McWilliams suit adds new allegations

Richmond’s city council and police chief have apparently finished another round of sparring over the chief’s sexual discrimination lawsuit against the city. The latest filings contain allegations by McWilliams that…

Former RHS wrestling star charged in KC

Two former Richmond residents were charged with felony restraint in connection with a Sunday abduction of a 19-year-old Kansas City man on Monday. Brandon Scott Simpson, 23, and Bethany M.…

Property owner considers lawsuit against city

Disputed communication between Richmond officials and an Excelsior Springs man who owns several properties in Richmond has the property owner considering legal action. Gordon Wilson, Jr. owns a vacant house…

Fund for young shooting victim created for medical costs

A bank account has been set up to defray medical expenses for the 7-year-old who was accidentally shot on April 9. Blake Brooks suffered a shotgun wound to his left…

City begins discussions on sewer project course

Richmond’s Public Works Committee concluded what City Administrator Rick Childers called the “easy part” of the city’s upcoming sewer and wastewater repairs by discussing just what the city’s $8 million…

Kinnard goes between the ropes to help Emilee

Harley Race, the many-time former National Wrestling Alliance Champion, needs Ray County’s help. Race wants as many Richmond-area wrestling fans as possible to pack the Richmond City Hall Community Center…

Norborne’s Gibson selected as one of state’s top 30 FFA sophomores

Norborne sophomore Samantha Gibson might’ve been describing herself when she listed three characteristics of a good businesswoman. “Motivated, determined, a good work ethic,” Gibson told a panel of three interviewers…