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Area boy hurt in accidental shooting

An 8-year-old Richmond boy sustained a gunshot wound in what law enforcement considers an accidental shooting late Friday afternoon. The boy was airlifted to Children’s Mercy Hospital, where he is…

KCK man crashes into Crossroads

A Kansas City, Kan. man has been charged with first-degree property damage after his pickup ran into the front of the Crossroads convenience store in Orrick Saturday around 9:45 a.m.…

Inspection finds oil in Orrick sewer system

Orrick Public Works employees caught an oil hazard in the city sewer system Thursday before it was pumped further into the system. A March 28 routine inspection turned up an…

Ray County Lake provides fishing, recreation for residents

Located just a short distance north of Richmond, Ray County Lake is one of the county’s brightest outdoor gems. And the job of keeping it polished for outdoor enthusiasts who…

Police await autopsy in murder, suicide

An autopsy still hasn’t been completed following last week’s apparent murder-suicide in Lawson. Police Chief Brian LaFavor didn’t offer a timeline for when he thought Ray County medical examiners would…

Spreading the word: Area churches come together to create Spanish bibles at ann

Everywhere you look, Mykayla Shank is there – carrying copies of La Santa Biblia for binding, checking sections of the Spanish bible to make sure everything’s right. One of about…

Richmond, school district no closer to SRO contract

With the school year almost over, the city of Richmond will likely receive its full School Resource Officer funding. Once this year ends, it’s anyone’s guess. Richmond Finance Director Melanie…

Finance committee, director weigh pros and cons of merging benefits deadline

The Richmond Finance Committee still isn’t sure what to do about having employees’ health-insurance policies begin and end on the same date. In March, the committee began discussing how to…

Council incumbents get nod from voters

Ward IV Richmond City Council candidate Tim Hamilton called the $5.1-million wastewater bond question on Tuesday’s general election ballot an “historic” opportunity. If so, Richmond citizens made history Tuesday. More…

Lacy narrowly beats Hamilton for vacant Ward IV seat

Some Richmond citizens said 2009’s Richmond City Council elections sent the message that citizens wanted a change. If that’s the case, then the 1,145 voters who cast ballots Tuesday sent…