Jessica McMaster, 41 Action News

Jessica McMaster

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Kansas City, MO, United States

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Past articles by Jessica:

Missouri truck driver involved in fatal wreck has long history of driving infractions

A Missouri truck driver who crashed into stopped traffic, killing a mother and her two twin toddlers in Indianapolis, showed "no remorse," according to court records. → Read More

Independence petitioners rally against smart meters: 'It was very underhanded'

On Monday, Council Member Tom Van Camp introduced a resolution to delay the project, pending the outcome of a petition aimed at keeping smart meters out of Independence — the motion passed. → Read More

Independence city leader calls smart meter reversal 'mockery of democracy'

Smart meters will soon be installed all across Independence. It's a roughly $30 million decision that the City Council voted against two weeks ago. → Read More

Kansas lawmakers reintroduce Adrian's Law

On Thursday, state lawmakers reintroduced Adrian's Law, HB 2392. → Read More

Independence adopts new travel policy for elected officials

A new travel policy adopted by Independence city leaders will provide more transparency when it comes to travel on behalf of elected officials. → Read More

Independence mayor, city council postpones adopting new travel policy

Independence city council members moved to postpone proposed changes to the city's travel policy Tuesday. → Read More

Co-owner charged in Schlitterbahn waterslide death did not appear in court, is at inpatient facility

One of the men charged in the death of a 10-year-old boy who died on a waterslide at a Kansas water park is at an inpatient facility in Texas. → Read More

Jeff Henry, man charged in Schlitterbahn death, didn't appear in court

Jeff Henry, one of the men charged in the death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab at Schlitterbahn water park, did not appear with his attorney in court today. → Read More

Residents: IPL not honoring weather rule regarding electricity shut offs

Residents of Independence say they're getting mixed messages about the city's cold weather rule regarding utility shut offs. → Read More

Independence residents file lawsuit against city, Independence Power & Light

A class action lawsuit has been filed against the city of Independence over billing issues. The lawsuit, which was filed Monday on behalf of Independence Power & Light customers, claims the city and IPL overcharged customers for their electricity consumption. → Read More

Independence city leaders suspicious of contract awarded to high bidder

An already controversial contract in Independence is raising even more concerns after records reveal city leaders held a private meeting about the deal and exclusively invited the winning company to city hall prior to awarding the contract. → Read More

Schlitterbahn trial focuses on faulty brake mat in first day

A jury on Tuesday heard opening statements and witness testimony in the trial against two former Schlitterbahn Waterpark employees who are charged with giving false information to investigators. → Read More

Independence residents call for councilman's resignation

Across social media, people from Independence are calling for the resignation of an Independence city councilman. → Read More

Room upgrades, rental cars, valet parking cost Independence taxpayers thousands

Room upgrades, valet parking and rental cars for an Independence city councilman have cost taxpayers thousands of dollars. → Read More

Independence to lose $15 million over 25 years on solar farm project

An analysis by Independence Power & Light suggests the city will lose millions of dollars paying for its solar energy project. → Read More

Family harassed after Sprint gives away cellphone number

A family from Blue Springs was harassed after Sprint gave away one of their cellphone numbers. → Read More

Kansas City police search for suspects after deadly weekend

Kansas City Police are searching for clues that will lead them to the suspects involved in several shootings over the weekend. → Read More

Thousands frustrated with home warranty company

It’s been a frustrating year for a Kansas City family who says they can’t seem to get their home warranty company to fix anything. → Read More

Schlitterbahn slide shut down following May audit to remain closed

A slide that was shutdown at Schlitterbahn following a state audit will not reopen this summer. → Read More

Missouri bill will protect customers from overpaying on prescriptions

A new piece of legislation is putting an end to business practices that cause customers to overspend on their prescriptions. → Read More