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St. Joseph man sentenced for fraud scheme

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –  A former federal employee has been sentenced in federal court for using stolen money order receipts in a fraud scheme to avoid paying his medical bills. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the

UPDATE: Chillicothe man dies in hunting incident

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office said as the result of a body found investigation it has determined a Chillicothe man died after falling from a hunting stand. As we previously reported, deputies responded shortly before 5 p.m.

MWSU extends president’s contract

Dr. Bob and Dr. Laurel Vartabedian The Board of Governors at Missouri Western State University has approved a new three-year contract for Dr. Robert Vartabedian, Missouri Western’s president. The new contract runs through June 30, 2019, replacing

Obituaries December 7

Esther L. Middendorf 1923-2016 Esther L. Middendorf, 93, of Hiawatha, went to be with her Lord Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at Hiawatha Community Hospital. She was born on a farm south of Troy, December 6, 1923, the

Pie Five Pizza Company opens Friday on the North Belt

Dave Goebel and his family operate the pizza restaurant (submitted photo) Pie Five Pizza Co. says it is bringing the speediest innovation to St. Joseph since the Pony Express revolutionized mail delivery. Pie Five is opening it’s

Western approves architect for Potter Hall renovations

Patterhn Ives LLC of St. Louis will provide planning and design services for renovations to Potter Hall at Missouri Western State University. Missouri Western’s Board of Governors approved the selection of the firm at its board meeting

Dead body found near Frederick Towers

SJPD investigating after a body was found outside Frederick Towers early Friday morning. Photo by John P Tretbar. St. Joseph Police are investigating after a man was found dead early Friday morning at 24th and Frederick. The man’s

Cold temps today, warmer weekend ahead

It is going to be another cold day today. Wind chill values will be in the upper teens, low 20s during the day and low teens overnight tonight. A brief warm up begins Saturday, with those south

House SNAP Report: No Gutting Needed, But Changes Recommended

The House Agriculture Committee’s long-awaited report on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program released Wednesday includes several “areas in need of improvement,” but no suggestions of “gutting” the program. House Agriculture Chairman, Texas Republican Mike Conaway, told Politico