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Cat’s out of the bag: real shooter fesses up

Neither Bob Littleton, nor the two men hunting on his Ray County farm will face prosecution after confessing to falsely reporting who shot and killed a mountain lion Jan. 2…

Snowstorm arrives, closes schools

Ray County became a treacherous winter wonderland early Monday morning. Heavy snow started falling steadily after 10:30 p.m. Sunday evening and shortly after midnight across the remaining Kansas City area,…

Football a communal experience – at the game or watching on TV

Welcome back to the NFL postseason, Kansas City. Sometimes, 2006 can feel like so long ago. That was the last time the Chiefs played in a playoff game. With their…

Dunn ancestor wants monument moved to original place

Kayce Duran, a Richmond woman whose ancestor is Judge G.W. Dunn, said she and other members of her family hope to restore the judge’s 6,900-pound monument to its original position.…

Judge may be asked to review grave memorial ruling

Talks were under way this week to ask a judge to reconsider a ruling that gave a Richmond homeowner permission to move an historic monument to a new location on…

Charges unlikely for mountain lion shooting, MDC says

On the ground Sunday evening stood Bob Littleton, a Ray County cattleman holding a .22-caliber rifle. In the tree, 40 feet away, was something a cattleman statistically shouldn’t find in…

Many incumbents, mingled with new faces, take oath

Elected officials gathered Dec. 30 at the Ray County Courthouse to be sworn into office before the start of the new year. While many of the faces were familiar, and…

Beware of bogus ‘Benjamins’ in circulation

Some $100 bills now circulating may actually be worth less than those wooden nickels we’ve heard so much about. A number of Richmond banks recently contacted business customers to warn…

Former state auditor becomes city finance director

Richmond has its new finance director. The Richmond City Council on Dec. 28 unanimously approved hiring certified public accountant Eartha Taylor of Excelsior Springs to fill the vacancy left by…

Mountain lion shot on family’s property

A Ray County man had a visitor on his property this past weekend, the likes of which is rare in Missouri but not unheard of. Missouri Conservation Department officials confirmed…