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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a public health alert due to concerns that fully cooked summer sausage products may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically plastic. In addition, Kraft Heinz is recalling approximately 2,400 pounds of Oscar Mayer Ham & Cheese Loaf produced in Missouri.

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GLADSTONE — A teen who went missing from Gladstone on Thanksgiving has been located, according to police.

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SMITHVILLE — Investigators are still wanting to know what happened to Ryan L. Weeks, a father who went missing from Smithville in February. Weeks is described as a white male standing 6 feet tall, weighing 160 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He was born Aug. 7, 1975.

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A Gladstone woman was sentenced in federal court this month for attempting to hire an arsonist to destroy her commercial building in Kansas City, which contained several businesses.

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GLADSTONE — Police in Gladstone are seeking the public’s help in locating a teen who went missing on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 24. Kareem Isaiah Denney, 16, was last seen by family members prior to leaving for a friend’s residence, according to Gladstone police.

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Employees at Kansas City International Airport are gearing up for the annual Thanksgiving holiday travel rush that could reach approximately 356,000 travelers over the peak travel period, estimates airport officials.

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GLADSTONE — Gladstone City Council adopted a mission statement, vision statement and 2023 goals for the city at the Nov. 14 city council meeting. The statements and goals are posted on the city’s website at {a href=”http://gladstone.mo.us/CityGovernment/” target=”_blank”}gladstone.mo.us/City…

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CLAY COUNTY — The Clay County Economic Development Council is accepting nominations for the 2022 Keystone Recognition Awards. The nomination deadline is Friday, Nov. 18. The awards will be presented at the EDC’s Keystone Awards Luncheon at Harrah’s North Kansas City on Wednesday, Dec. 15.

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CLAY COUNTY — Voters who cast their Clay County ballots this election cycle said they want to see lower commercial property surtax rates by approving Proposition A at the ballot box Tuesday, Nov. 8. Based on uncertified election results from Clay County Election Board, Prop A passed with 56%, or 46,902 votes, in favor to 37,478 votes, or 44%, against the measure.

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CLAY COUNTY — Residents in Clay County will have more commissioners representing them now that the county constitution has taken full effect and voters elected three new officeholders and an incumbent Tuesday, Nov. 8. The Clay County Commission now moves from three members to seven.

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Missouri Department of Transportation is hosting public meetings as part of the Interstate 29/Interstate 35/U.S. Highway 169 Planning and Environmental Linkages Study to inform residents of the plan and gather public input.

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CLAY COUNTY — The Clay County Election Board has been a hive of activity in recent weeks as voters are casting their ballots under Missouri’s new voting laws.

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CLAY COUNTY — Challenger Bill Allen, a Republican, won a tight race for the Missouri House District 17 seat by 47 votes against incumbent Mark Ellebracht, according to uncertified returns from Clay County Election Board Tuesday, Nov. 8. 

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GLADSTONE — Rep. Maggie Nurrenbern will be heading back to Jefferson City for her second term in the Missouri House after taking 53% of the 12,943 votes cast in House District 15 in Clay County. Vote counts are based on uncertified results from Clay County Election Board.

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KANSAS CITY-NORTH — In the state representative race for Missouri House District 16, Chris Brown won his second term Tuesday, Nov. 8.

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SMITHVILLE — Republican State Rep. Josh Hurlbert said he is humbled and honored that voters in Clay and Clinton counties voted to send him back to Jefferson City. He now serves as in House District 8.