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Buchanan County booking activity 6/30/2015


Here's the latest booking activity from the Buchanan County Jail.  All persons included in this post are innocent of crimes until proven guilty in a court of law. These are courtesy photos. This information is provided by the Buchanan County Sheriff's Off

Hiawatha men arrested, charged with Iowa homicide


NODAWAY, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities have charged two Kansas men with first-degree murder in connection with an Iowa man’s death. The Iowa Department of Public Safety announced the arrest Monday of 41-year-old Jon Rubendall and 39-year-old James Bost,

Infant death in north Saint Joseph under investigation


Saint Joseph police are investigating the death of an eleven-day-old baby. Officers responding to a call Monday night found the infant in a northend residence.  Police Sergeant Brett Kelly says an autopsy will be performed. Officers are releasing few deta

Chance for rain Tuesday and over the 4th


Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. West wind around 6 mph. Tuesday Night A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. East southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a ten

Federal food program struggles to reach rural Kansas


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- A child advocacy group says children in a third of Kansas counties don’t have access to summer food programs. Many sites across the state provide the federally funded summer meals. But the Kansas Appleseed Center for Law and Jus

United Way asking for public input in 5-year plan


The United Way of Greater St. Joseph is asking for community input and feedback to produce a new five-year strategic plan. “We hope that many community members will join us for the conversations on July 7, 8, or 9 and share their ideas and opinions,

Man arrested after allegedly beating his elderly father over spoiled meat


A Maryville man is behind bars after a fight sent his elderly father to the hospital that police said started over spoiled meat. 61-year-old Ronald Coy is charged with with second degree Domestic Assault in Nodaway County for allegedly beating his 87-year

UPDATE: Police identify man who died after midtown assault


Police have identified a man who died over the weekend in St. Joseph after an assault in midtown. 36-year-old Robert J. Martinez has been identified as the man who died Sunday after an alleged assault in the 1400 block of Penn Street around 10 p.m. Saturd

Police identify man who died after midtown assault


Police have identified a man who died over the weekend in St. Joseph after an assault in midtown. 36-year-old Robert J. Martinez has been identified as the man who died Sunday after an alleged assault in the 1400 block of Penn Street around 10 p.m. Saturd

Man assaulted over the weekend dies in hospital


A man assaulted in midtown over the weekend has died. According to St. Joseph Police Department Commander Eric Protzman officers responded to the 1400 block of Penn Street around 10 p.m. Saturday to find a 36-year-old man who had sustained serious injurie

Famous Dave's closes its doors in St. Joseph


Famous Dave’s has closed its St. Joseph location. According to the restaurant’s manager, Sunday was the last day of operation at the St. Joseph chain located at 5401 N. Belt Hwy. Employees worked Monday to clean up the facility. Famous Dave

Fireworks display ready for launch in St. Joseph


The City of St. Joseph said it’s ready to kick off its Independence Day celebration. The City plans to host a fireworks display and entertainment on July 4th. It said many people will be able to view the fireworks from their home in the city. Howeve

Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has ruled against federal regulators’ attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants. The rules began to take effect in April, but the court said by a 5-4 vote Monday that th

Hundreds of utility workers converge on KC


Help has arrived for a massive power restoration effort in Kansas City. Tens of thousands were left without power by severe weather last week, and many were still in the dark Monday morning. Nearly a thousand utility workers from throughout the region are

Suspect in custody for failing to register...again


A St Joseph man who disappeared after pleading guilty to charges of failing to register as a sex offender is back in custody.   According to online court records, 47-year-old James Despain pleaded guilty to the charge in January and was scheduled for sent

Buchanan County booking activity 6/29/2015


Here's the latest booking activity from the Buchanan County Jail.  All persons included in this post are innocent of crimes until proven guilty in a court of law. These are courtesy photos. This information is provided by the Buchanan County Sheriff's Off

Road Work for Northwest Missouri, June 29 - July 5


ST. JOSEPH, Mo.  – The following is a listing of general highway maintenance and construction work in the Northwest Missouri ...Read More

Christmas in July to kick-off fundraising efforts for local agency


St. Joseph, MO - For the third year, AFL-CIO Community Services is hosting a month-long Christmas in July ‘FUNdraiser’, to ...Read More

UPDATE Pilot dies from injuries sustained in Cameron airshow crash


(Video footage from a bystander found on YouTube) CAMERON, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities say a biplane pilot injured during a ...Read More

Highway Patrol to step-up enforcement this week


The Missouri State Highway Patrol plans to increase enforcement this week for the Independence Day holiday. The patrol is warning ...Read More
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