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Teen shooting suspect appears in court

William Dowlen A teenager from Wathena accused of shooting another man during an underage drinking party appeared in Buchanan County court Tuesday on one count of unlawful use of a weapon. As we reported, the victim, 20-year-old

Man dies in St. Joseph crash

A 65-year-old man was killed in a crash Monday on I-229 in St. Joseph. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Thomas Nelson of South Carolina was driving a 2002 Dodge Durango around 1 p.m. northbound on

(Update) Missing woman found deceased near Albany

Erma Homan (UPDATE 5pm) — A 94-year-old Albany woman was went missing Sunday has been found deceased. Gentry County officials issued an Endangered Silver Advisory Monday for Erma Riche Homan.  Officials said she may have been suffering

Obituaries March 31

James LeRoy Armstrong 1942-2017 HAVENSVILLE – James LeRoy Armstrong, 74, of Havensville, died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, March 31, 2017 at his home. He was born October 8, 1942 on the Henry Ranch north of

St. Joseph’s Gordmans could be spared in acquisition

There could be hope for the Gordmans in St. Joseph after a competing company acquired the chain through a bankruptcy auction. Last week, Stage Stores, Inc. announced it acquired Gordmans Stores Inc.  As we previously reported, Gordmans operates

Wathena teen charged after January shooting

WILLIAM E DOWLEN A Wathena teenager has been charged in connection with a shooting earlier this year in Buchanan County. William Dowlen, 17 of Wathena was charged March 14 with a felony of unlawful use of a weapon stemming from

End of March checkpoint results in DWI arrests

A checkpoint held the day before April Fools’ in St. Joseph resulted in several arrests. The St. Joseph Police Department has released the results of a sobriety checkpoint that was a joint operation with the Northwest Missouri DWI

St. Joseph man charged after hours-long standoff

CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL CHAPPELL A man has been charged after a standoff Friday in an east-side St. Joseph neighborhood. Christopher Chappell, 36 is charged in Buchanan County with a felony of second-degree burglary. According to court documents, Friday officers