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  A Missouri teenager is suing after a police officer used a stun gun on him during a traffic stop, causing him to suffer a heart attack.

Bryce Masters sued the City of Independence and Taser International on Monday in federal court in Kansas City.

Masters, a police officer's son, nearly died in September 2014 when the officer shot him in the chest with a Taser. Masters was 17 at the time. The lawsuit says he suffered a brain injury that continues to affect his memory and cognitive abilities.

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Thirteen cities from Anchorage, Alaska, to Waco, Texas, are getting help from former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to do better at using data.

Independence, Mo., going green with lighting

Jun 27, 2013

A new hue will brighten the city of Independence, Mo., over the next three to four years. 

The 81st annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors happened in Las Vegas this past weekend.  At the conference, Independence announced its plans to partner with Philips Lighting on an energy and maintenance saving project.