Independence man accused of trying to rob Oak Grove pastor

Robert Michael, 31, of Independence, has been charged with attempted robbery and armed criminal action after he allegedly tried to grab the keys to a pastor’s truck and demanded money at knifepoint. Officers arrested Michael after the pastor, who leads an Oak Grove church, described his clothes and facial tattoos.

In major shift, diabetes cases on decline

The rate of new cases of diabetes in the United States fell by about a fifth from 2008 to 2014, according to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the first sustained decline since the disease started to explode in this country about 25 years ago.

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Kansas freshman Cheick Diallo speaks to the media on Monday afternoon. He will debut Tuesday against Loyola (Maryland).