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Police plan a 'Night Out'


The St. Joseph Police Department is taking part in a national community building campaign this week. America’s Night Out Against Crime will be held Tuesday, August 4. The National campaign is an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention acti

Police searching for suspect in deadly shooting


The St. Joseph Police Department is searching for a suspect after a person was shot and killed in midtown Saturday evening. According to Commander Eric Protzman the shooting was reported just before 5 p.m. in 300 block of South 15th St. Protzman said a ma

Roads remain closed in Buchanan County due to Platte River flooding


Flooding from the Platte River continues to keep several routes closed in Buchanan County. Emergency Management Director Bill Brinton announced several road closures Thursday. Those roads include: Saxton Easton Road Mitchell Road Kemmer Road Rock Creek Ro

Northwest to offer free courses to students enrolling at Northwest-Kansas City


MARYVILLE, Mo. - Students who enroll in fall courses at Northwest Missouri State University-Kansas City may be eligible for a free course. Students may receive one free three-credit hour class during the fall 2015 trimester if they apply for admission by

Taste of United Way to feature St. Joseph Safety and Health Council


The United Way is inviting the public to attend a free luncheon this month to learn more about partner agency St. Joseph Safety and Health Council. The luncheon will be held Wednesday, August 12 at 11:45 a.m. at the United Way Office located at 118 S. 5th

St. Joseph joins breastfeeding movement with week-long activities


The City of St. Joseph is kicking off a week dedicated to encourage and promote breastfeeding. The Health Department WIC (Women, Infants and Children) is joining organizations worldwide to encourage and promote breastfeeding during World Breastfeeding Wee

Veterans arrive at Chiefs Training Camp; public invited Saturday


Kansas City Chiefs players have been trickling into camp this week but the real fun starts Saturday with the team’s first open practice. Tuesday quarterbacks, rookies and injured players reported to training camp at Missouri Western. Eric Berry̵

Company asks Missouri to rethink multistate power line


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Houston-based company is asking Missouri utility regulators to reconsider their rejection of a proposed high-voltage power line that was planned for a multistate wind energy project. The Kansas City Star reports that Clean Li

Northwest hires new financial aid director


MARYVILLE, Mo. - Charles Mayfield has joined Northwest Missouri State University staff as the University's new director of financial assistance and succeeds Del Morley, who is retiring after 21 years in the position. Mayfield, who arrived at Northwest Mon

Man arrested for abuse of child found walking along highway


MOUNT MORIAH, Mo. (AP) -- A 22-year-old man has been arrested after police say he beat a 5-year-old child in his care in Harrison County. The suspect was arrested Wednesday and faces charges of abuse or neglect of a child and endangering the welfare of a

Business plans to hire 350 at St. Joe facility


An outsource solutions company plans to hire up to 350 workers by the end of the year in St. Joseph. Expert Global Solutions announced Friday it plans to hold an open house at its St. Joseph facility located at 4315 Pickett Rd. Tuesday, August 4th from 9

Stolen vehicle leads to fraudulent card use


Police in northeast Kansas are asking the public for help in a fraud investigation involving a stolen vehicle and suspects last spotted in Missouri. Hiawatha Police Chief John Defore said a gray 2012 Chevy Suburban with Kansas Plates was reported stolen i

LCSO hires new deputy


The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department has hired a new deputy. Sheriff Steve Cox introduces Deputy Dustin Woelfle. Dustin was born in Loveland Colorado in January 1989. He was raised there and graduated from Loveland High School in 2007. Shortly

Plans for dog park advance in Atchison


The City of Atchison, Kansas appears to be following in the footsteps, or paw steps, of St Joseph, as another park in the region goes to the dogs. A workshop and public meeting is planned next month during which officials hope to get a better idea of what

Authorities looking for hammer used in alleged assault


A Hiawatha man is in custody in Brown County, Kansas for an alleged assault with a hammer. Police are still looking for the hammer. The victim was treated for injuries and released after the Wednesday night assault. A short time later officers arrested 22

Buchanan County booking activity 7/31/2015


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 Offi

Fan donations going quick at Salvation Army


The Salvation Army said fans donated for those in need are quickly going out the door. Wednesday the agency received a donation of 55 box fans from Westlake ACE Hardware to give to those in need. As of noon Thursday 15 fans had already been given away. &#

School district pays $32,000 to part with Flowers


The St. Joseph School District has severed ties with former HR Director Doug Flowers. The Board of Education has agreed to pay Flowers a severance of $32,000 to decline his teaching contract for the 2015-2016 school year. “Basically the district did

View settlement reached between St. Joseph School District and Flowers


The St. Joseph School District has reached a severance agreement of $32,000 with former HR Director Doug Flowers. CLICK HERE to view Flowers Severance Agreement 7-30-15 pdf.

Endangered Persons alert issued for missing teen


A state-wide endangered person advisory has been issued for a missing teen in Mercer County. 15-year-old Corrisma Jean Cook was reported missing from her home in Princeton, Mo. around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said she was dis
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