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Local veteran catches much-needed ride

Jennifer Wright was at work at the Full Employment Council office in Richmond when the phone rang – nothing unusual for the career development associate and mother of three. What’s…

Five graduate from county drug court

It wasn’t the first time the five individuals stood before Judge David Miller’s bench. But between the last time and Friday, the script changed. Once more, a bailiff welcomed them…

Town’s favorite villian puts on crowd-pleasing show

Harley Race spent his years as a wrestler making fans boo, hiss, scream and plunk down their hard-earned dollars to see him catch a beating. Richmond’s own Johnny Gold, the…

Amenity-free beauty at Crooked River

If it’s amenities you’re looking for, Crooked River Conservation Area probably isn’t for you. But if solitude and acres of unspoiled upland grass land, pasture, scattered timber and a winding…

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…