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Capt. Jim Wilson named Raymore’s next police chief

Raymore Police Department’s Capt. Jim Wilson will replace Chief Jan Zimmerman as the city’s top cop after she retires in August.

Wilson has brought several community outreach programs to Raymore, including the National Drug Take Back partnership with the DEA for collection and safe disposal of unused and expired prescription drugs and the popular annual Shop with a Cop program that allows officers to take children in need of a little extra holiday cheer gift shopping every December.

Kansas City News

Defense wins championships but baseball still needs offense

Defense wins championships, but baseball still needs offense By Christian D. Orr, Raymore Journal editor I will go to my dying grave believing that defense wins championships. In baseball you can add another word to that phrase: defense and PITCHING wins championships. While I believe defense and pitching win championships, what the 2022 Kansas City […]
Kansas City News

Bobby Witt Jr. is proving to be worth the wait for Royals

The Royals rookie third baseman Bobby Witt Jr. leads away from second base after hitting a line drive double against the Clevleand Guardians this past Saturday, driving in one run and helping the Royals to a 3-1 victory. (Christian D Orr/Raymore Journal) Bobby Witt Jr. is proving to be worth the wait for Royals By […]
Kansas City News

Endangered SILVER Advisory: KCPD needs help locating missing adult

KCPD needs help locating missing adult By Raymore Journal staff UPDATE: Ms. McAlaster has been located safe and reunited with her family. The Kansas City Police Department has issued an Endangered SILVER Advisory for an adult who has been missing since March 14. The KCPD is asking for the public’s assistance in finding Mary McAlaster. […]
Kansas City News

Royals hope youth yields edge through condensed spring camp

Kansas City third baseman Bobby Witt Jr. fields a ball against the Texas Rangers during an alternate training site baseball game, Saturday, April 24, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. Baltimore Orioles catcher Adley Rutschman, Kansas City Royals shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. and Detroit Tigers infielder Spencer Torkelson are among baseball’s most intriguing rookies this summer. (AP […]
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Missouri News

Workers could sue over vaccine mandates under Missouri bill

Workers could sue over vaccine mandates under Missouri bill By Raymore Journal staff Workers required to get vaccinations for their jobs could sue if they have negative reactions under a Missouri bill advanced in the state House on Wednesday. The Republican-led House voted 92-44 to give the measure initial approval. It needs another vote to […]
Missouri News

Missouri’s GOP-led House sends income tax break to Senate

Missouri’s GOP-led House sends income tax break to Senate By SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press Missouri’s Republican-led House passed a bill Thursday that would give rebates of up to $1,000 for state income taxes owed this year. Lawmakers voted 103-44 to send the nonrefundable tax credit legislation to the GOP-led Senate, where Republican Majority Leader Caleb […]
Missouri News

Missouri Senate backs limits on property tax increases

Missouri Senate backs limits on property tax increases By Raymore Journal staff Some Missouri homeowners could be spared from paying higher property taxes under a pair of proposed constitutional amendments approved Wednesday by the state Senate. One proposal would authorize laws limiting the amount by which property values could be increased when being reassessed. Another […]
Missouri News

Missouri House OKs elections for transgender athletic bans

Missouri House OKs elections for transgender athletic bans By Summer Ballentine Associated Press The GOP-led Missouri House on Wednesday voted to allow local elections over whether to ban transgender girls from competing on K-12 girls’ sports teams. House members voted 89-40 in favor of adding Republican Rep. Chuck Bayse’s proposal as an amendment to an […]

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National News

Fewest Americans collecting jobless aid since 1970

Fewest Americans collecting jobless aid since 1970 By MATT OTT AP Business Writer Applications for unemployment benefits inched down last week as the total number of Americans collecting aid fell to its lowest level in more than 50 years. Jobless claims fell by 2,000 to 184,000 last week, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week […]
National News

Powell reinforces expectations of sharp rate hike next month

Powell reinforces expectations of sharp rate hike next month By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer The Federal Reserve must move faster than it has in the past to rein in high inflation, Chair Jerome Powell said Thursday, signaling that sharp interest rate increases are likely in the coming months, beginning at the Fed’s next policy […]
National News

Callery pears: An invader ‘worse than murder hornets!’

Callery pears: An invader ‘worse than murder hornets!’ By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press Stinky but handsome and widely popular landscape trees have spawned aggressive invaders, creating thickets that overwhelm native plants and sport nasty four-inch spikes. Bradford pears and 24 other ornamental trees were developed from Callery pears — a species brought to America a […]
National News

US jobless claims rise but remain near a half-century low

US jobless claims rise but remain near a half-century low By Paul Wiseman AP Economics Writer The number of people seeking unemployment benefits ticked up last week but remained at a historically low level, reflecting a robust U.S. labor market with near record-high job openings and few layoffs. Jobless claims rose by 18,000 to 185,000, […]

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