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Man pleads guilty to $12.6 million mortgage fraud scheme

A Raymore man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to his role in a $12.6 million mortgage fraud scheme, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Kansas City said. The scheme involved 25 upscale residential properties in Lee’s Summit and Raymore. Jerry R. ...

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St. Joseph’s funeral protest ordinance enjoined

The city of St. Joseph has agreed not to enforce an ordinance prohibiting protests at funerals, pending the outcome of a related lawsuit against a similar state statute. The city’s ordinance was passed in response to Westboro Baptist Church’s protest ...

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16th Circuit says layoffs are ‘last resort’

The 16th Judicial Circuit has just released the following memo, which was sent to court staff in Jackson County Friday afternoon: “It is our understanding that there is some speculation among employees regarding possible workforce reductions given the current difficult economic ...

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Jackson County adult shop ordinance upheld

A Jackson County ordinance restricting adult entertainment businesses passes constitutional muster, a federal judge ruled. Chief Judge Fernando Gaitan Jr. issued an order Tuesday granted a motion in favor of the county, which had been sued by Erotic City, an ...

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