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    Where to buy fireworks in Raymore

    Raymore Local News
    It’s time to stock up on fireworks as we celebrate Independence Day, but where can you buy them in Raymore? According to city documents, Raymore has approved five fireworks sales application this year
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    Know your state representative – Republican Mike Haffner’s bills explained

    Raymore Local News
    Do you know your state representative, Mike Haffner, and what he stands for? The Raymore Journal caught up with Rep. Haffner and had him break down every bill he has introduced during the current session of Missouri’s General Assembly. Elected to his first two-year term in 2018, Haffner is poised for reelection this November as he is running unopposed for District 55’s seat in the Missouri House of Representative. What can Cass County residents expect from Haffner during his next term?
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    Belton Police Department unveils ‘soft’ interview room

    Raymore Local News
    According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, an American is sexually assaulted every 68 seconds, which is nearly 500,000 victims each year. Last year in Belton alone there were about 50 reports of rape or sexual assault. There were also more than 200 reports of domestic violence. Those numbers are not looking to improve this year. To get those numbers down and the number of arrests up, Beal is addressing the victims and survivors of violent crimes. She is making sure they are comfortable enough to talk with law enforcement, and she’s starting at the interview room.
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    State treasurer encourages Missourians to check Unclaimed Property list

    Raymore Local News
    Most Unclaimed Property consists of cash from bank accounts, stocks, bonds, and contents of safe deposit boxes that have been abandoned. It can also include uncollected insurance policy proceeds, government refunds, utility deposits, and wages from past jobs. Treasurer Fitzpatrick currently manages over $1 billion in unclaimed assets in more than five million owner accounts. One in ten Missourians has Unclaimed Property, and the average return is nearly $300.
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    Facebook removes GOP Senate candidate’s ‘RINO hunting’ video

    Raymore Local News
    Facebook removed a campaign video by Republican Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Eric Greitens that shows him brandishing a shotgun and declaring that he’s hunting RINOs, or Republicans In Name Only. In the ad, Greitens, a former Missouri governor who resigned in disgrace in 2018, is flanked by a tactical unit outside a home on a tree-lined street as he whispers, “The RINO feeds on corruption and is marked by the stripes of cowardice,” using a term popularized by former President Donald Trump and his allies to deride moderate or establishment Republicans.
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    25 new troopers to graduate from Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy

    Raymore Local News
    The recruits accumulate points toward graduation in the categories of physical fitness, firearms, and academics throughout their 25 weeks at the Academy. The person with the highest number of points in each category earns the respective award. Award categories include physical fitness, firearms, academics, and the Superintendent’s Award, which is presented to the person with the most points overall.
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    Missouri State Highway Patrol commissions six commercial vehicle officers

    Raymore Local News
    Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces six commercial vehicle officers graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy earlier this month. The ceremony took place at General Headquarters. The 13th Commercial Vehicle Officers Class reported to the Academy on January 3, 2022, to begin the 22-week training.
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    Plan A Safe July Fourth Weekend!

    Raymore Local News
    Missouri’s boaters are asked to do their part by remaining alert for other boats and swimmers, and being courteous on the water. Never operate a vessel if you’ve consumed alcohol. Boaters need to be aware that it is illegal to discharge fireworks from a vessel. Leave all fireworks in a safe place on shore. Remember to share the waterway and use common sense, good judgment, and courtesy to ensure the safety of all. Life jackets save lives. Wear It!!
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    Rep. Haffner’s eminent domain bill signed into law

    Raymore Local News
    During the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association’s annual Steak Fry Dinner, Governor Mike Parson signed House Bill (HB) 2005 into law. HB 2005 expands protections under the law for Missouri’s farm and ranch families in certain eminent domain proceedings.
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    Cass Regional recognized for high-quality stroke care

    Raymore Local News
    Cass Regional Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Silver Plus Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke quality achievement award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability.

    Sports

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      Ray-Pec baseball’s season ends, Pleasant Hill soccer kicks on

      Local Sports
      Raymore-Peculiar’s Carter DeGondea jumps up against the outfield fence during action in the 2022 regular season for the Panther baseball team. DeGondea and his Panther teammates saw their season end last week at the Class 6 state tournament after falling in extra innings against Liberty North in the opening round of the tournament. (Trissi Hardin/Raymore […]
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      2021-22 winter season is over for Cass County prep teams

      Local Sports
      Class 1 state girls basketball championship bracket. The championship game is scheduled to tip off Saturday night at 6 p.m. 2021-22 winter season is over for Cass County prep teams By CHRISTIAN D ORR Journal Editor The 2021-22 winter seasons are now complete for each school in Cass County. Cass County had two of its […]
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      Cass County basketball teams qualify for state tournament

      Local Sports
      Belton High School’s Jevon Taylor and Gio Mack applied defensive pressure to a Lee’s Summit West player last Saturday night in the Class 6, District 6 opening round. The Pirates lost the contest 64-53. (Trissi Hardin / Raymore Journal) Raymore-Peculiar’s Ashton Jermain goes up for a lay-up in the Panthers Class 6, District 6 opener […]
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      Cass County high school winter sports roundup

      Local Sports
      Raymore-Peculiar’s senior Myles Sutton pulls up for a shot this past Friday night in the Panther’s contest against Park Hill. It was senior night for Ray-Pec, but the Panther seniors did not go out on top as they dropped a 58-50 contest on senior night. (Rachel Ropp / Raymore Journal) Belton High School’s Roy Fuller […]
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      High school sports teams heading down stretch run of winter season

      Local Sports
      Ray-Pec’s Bryce Mitchel goes up for 2 points last Friday night against Blue Springs South in the Panthers’ 49-39 victory. (Rachel Ropp/Raymore Journal) Belton High School’s Ray Fuller pulls up for a 2-point basket last Tuesday in the Pirates game against William Chrisman. (Trissi Hardin/Raymore Journal) High school sports teams heading down stretch run of […]
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      Cass County high school winter sports season entering midway point

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      Trissi Hardin / Raymore Journal Belton High School freshman Amaya Crowder shoots from the free throw line last week in the Lady Pirates’ 48-15 loss against Kansas City North. Cass County high school winter sports season entering midway point By Christian D. Orr, Raymore Journal editor The 2021-22 high school winter sports seasons are past […]
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      Ray-Pec Basketball at Belton

      Local Sports
      Ray-Pec Basketball at Belton By Raymore Journal staff A pair of Cass County high school rivals met up on the basketball court in Belton this past Friday night and neither walked away with an overall advantage as Belton and Raymore-Peculiar shared victories in the boys and girls varsity basketball games. The Ray-Pec Lady Panthers landed […]
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      No. 8 Kansas roars past Mizzou 102-65 in Border War’s return

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      No. 8 Kansas roars past Mizzou 102-65 in Border War’s return By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer It took nearly a decade for Kansas and Missouri to renew the Border War. It took about 10 minutes for the Jayhawks to turn it into a border rout. Ochai Agbaji scored 21 points, Christian Braun and Dajuan […]

      Police

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        Belton Police Department unveils ‘soft’ interview room

        Police Reports
        According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, an American is sexually assaulted every 68 seconds, which is nearly 500,000 victims each year. Last year in Belton alone there were about 50 reports of rape or sexual assault. There were also more than 200 reports of domestic violence. Those numbers are not looking to improve this year. To get those numbers down and the number of arrests up, Beal is addressing the victims and survivors of violent crimes. She is making sure they are comfortable enough to talk with law enforcement, and she’s starting at the interview room.
      • Obituary

        25 new troopers to graduate from Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy

        Police Reports
        The recruits accumulate points toward graduation in the categories of physical fitness, firearms, and academics throughout their 25 weeks at the Academy. The person with the highest number of points in each category earns the respective award. Award categories include physical fitness, firearms, academics, and the Superintendent’s Award, which is presented to the person with the most points overall.
      • Obituary

        Missouri State Highway Patrol commissions six commercial vehicle officers

        Police Reports
        Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces six commercial vehicle officers graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy earlier this month. The ceremony took place at General Headquarters. The 13th Commercial Vehicle Officers Class reported to the Academy on January 3, 2022, to begin the 22-week training.
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        Captain Jim Wilson named Raymore’s next police chief

        Police Reports
        Captain Jim Wilson named Raymore’s next police chief By Raymore Journal staff Raymore Police Department’s Capt. Jim Wilson will replace Chief Jan Zimmerman as the city’s top cop after she retires in August. The city made the announcement on Wednesday, May 18, after a lengthy search. According to the city, Wilson has nearly three decades […]
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        Police pursuit in Raymore ends in Longview Lake

        Police Reports
        20220512-sheriff-pursuit-lake-1 Police pursuit in Raymore ends in Longview Lake By Raymore Journal staff Around 12:30 Wednesday morning, May 4, deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a vehicle in Raymore near Ward Road and County Line Road.  The vehicle began speeding away at which time the deputy deployed his Grappler device and […]
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        Belton Police Department hit by malware attack

        Police Reports
        Belton Police Department hit by malware attack By Raymore Journal staff The Belton Police Department announced on May 6 that it had recently identified a network incident affecting some police department computer systems. “We determined that certain systems in our network have been encrypted by malware that prevents the police department from accessing files stored […]
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        Deputies arrest Kansas woman after stolen car chase

        Police Reports
        Makayla J. Kettler, 27, of Paola, Kan., was arrested after fleeing from police in a stolen vehicle. (Courtesy Photo) Deputies arrest Kansas woman after stolen car chase By Raymore Journal staff A police chase of a stolen vehicle that started in Kansas ended in Cass County. On Friday, April 22, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office […]
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        Man stabs Independence woman in face in Belton

        Police Reports
        James W. Cook was arrested by Belton police on Monday, April 25, regarding a stabbing. (Courtesy Photo) Man stabs Independence woman in face in Belton By Raymore Journal staff The Belton Police Department has arrested a person of interest regarding a stabbing that occurred on Monday.At about 8 a.m. on Monday, April 25, Belton police […]
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        Two suspects arrested near Peculiar after police pursuit

        Police Reports
        Cass County man arrested for drug overdose death By Raymore Journal staff Two adults from Memphis, Tenn., were arrested on Sunday, March 13, after attempting to flee from Cass County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Tairnika L. Collins, 33, of Memphis and James E. Wells, 30, also from Memphis, are facing charges stemming from a police chase. […]
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        Cass County man arrested for drug overdose death

        Police Reports
        Kyle P. Calhoun, 33, of Garden City was arrested for involuntary manslaughter related to the death of Harrisonville women who died after a drug overdose. (Courtesy Photo) Cass County man arrested for drug overdose death By Raymore Journal staff Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Garden City man for involuntary manslaughter, assault and distribution of […]

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          Obituary JoAnn Lang

          Raymore Obituary
          JoAnn LangMarch 17, 1932 – March 4, 2022 Belton, Missouri – JoAnn Lang was born March 17,1932 in KCMO to Elmer & Dorris Nash. JoAnn grew up in Grandview, Missouri and married Louis Lang on October 14,1950. She was preceded in death by her husband Louis in 1976 and her grandson Jason Atcheson in 2018. […]
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          Obituary Mary Edith Stark

          Raymore Obituary
          Mary Edith Stark, age 77, of Raymore, Missouri passed away on Friday, February 18, 2022 at the Kansas City Hospice House surrounded by her two loving sons. Funeral services will be held at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr. Raymore, Missouri 64083. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. with an 11:00 a.m. funeral service […]
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          Obituary Carl Dewitt Gum Jr

          Raymore Obituary
          Carl Dewitt Gum Jr. July 30, 1932-February 14, 2022 Kansas City, Missouri—Carl DeWitt Gum Jr., age 89, of Raymore, Missouri passed away February 14, 2022, at Bishop Spencer Place in Kansas City. Cremation is planned, with a visitation from 5:00-6:50 p.m., followed by a service at 7:00 p.m., both at Crossroads United Methodist Church, 515 […]
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          Obituary Wanda Mae Gossell

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          Obituary for Wanda Mae Gossell By Raymore Journal staff Wanda Mae Gossell, 90, of Raymore, MO, passed away on Feb. 17, 2022. She was born on April 17, 1931, in Bendavis, MO, to Oval and Matilda (Burns) Williams. She was a 1949 graduate of Riverton (Kansas) High School. After graduation from St. John’s School of Nursing in […]
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          Obituary Scott Jeffrey Newell

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          Obituary for Scott Jeffrey Newell By Raymore Journal staff Scott Jeffrey Newell, beloved husband, father, son, pops, brother, and friend, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at the age of 58, surrounded by his family and an immense amount of love. Scott was born in Seward, Nebraska on June 16, 1963 to Donald […]
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          Obituary John Lawrence Seba Jr

          Raymore Obituary
          Obituary for John Lawrence Seba Jr By Raymore Journal staff John Lawrence Seba Jr. age 77, of Raymore, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. A visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 25, 2022 at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr. Raymore, […]
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          Obituary Ethel Lorrie Lorraine Robie

          Raymore Obituary
          Obituary for Ethel Lorrie Lorraine Robie By Raymore Journal staff Ethel Lorrie Lorraine Robie, age 83, of Belton, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Service times will be provided as more information becomes available. Lorrie was born in Topeka, Kansas on March 2, 1938 to Raymond Covert and Margaret (Addleman) Covert. Lorrie graduated […]
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          Obituary Mary Elizabeth Lamb

          Raymore Obituary
          Obituary for Mary Elizabeth Lamb By Raymore Journal staff Mary Elizabeth Lamb, age 92, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 5, 2022. Service times will be provided as more information becomes available. Mary was born in Trail, British Columbia, Canada on October 1, 1929 to Beverly Oaten and Jean (Chappell) Oaten. After graduating high school, […]
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          Obituary Judith “Judy” Kay Keen

          Raymore Obituary
          Obituary for Judith “Judy” Kay Keen By Raymore Journal staff Judith “Judy” Kay Keen was born July 6, 1941 to S.L. “Jack” and Kathleen Carter Keen in Kansas City, Missouri. Judy was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church since 1947. As a part of this membership, she taught Sunday School for 20 years. […]

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