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Manslaughter suspect appears in court

Aaron Tucker A Lock Springs, Missouri man is due back in court in April for a plea or trial setting in connection with the death of the man’s roomate last November. Aaron Tucker appeared before Daviess County

SJSD continues community engagement meetings

The St. Joseph School District began another round of community engagement meetings this week.  According to School Superintendent Dr. Robert Newhart, they’re building off of last fall’s meetings to rebrand the community engagement effort.  “The new branding is

Sign-ups underway for Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy

Citizen’s Academy enrollment information Law enforcement officials are touting an upcoming course for the public to gain hands-on experience on how the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office and the St. Joseph Police Department operate. Each year the departments

Bird bingo to be held in St. Joseph

Birding bingo March 28 at MDC’s Northwest Regional Office will match observing birds and their feather colors with a game. Photo courtesy MDC The Missouri Department of Conservation plans to host bird bingo later this month in

Buchanan County booking activity 3/15/2017

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

Warmer weather on the way

After a cold start to the day, temperatures will only warm in the lower 40s. But rest assured, spring will reestablish itself later in the week and into the weekend. Here’s the 7-day forecast from the National

Health care worker accused of stealing pills

(News release)- ​A home health care worker has been accused of stealing a patient’s hydrocodone tablets and substituting them with acetaminophen tablets.  Kerrina Elliott, 43, of Smithville Missouri, has been charged in Platte County with stealing, elderly

Bald Eagle dies after Smithville tornado

This bald eagle was found with a broken wing March 9 on private land near Smithville Lake and it died on March 12.  This photo was taken as an agent prepared to transport it to a rehabilitator.

400 jobs added at Alorica in St. Joseph

Alorica hiring 400 additional positions in St. Joseph. Photo by Nadia Thacker A local business is hiring to fill 400 additional permanent jobs at its St. Joseph location. Alorica, a customer service solutions business announced the job

SJSD fills several leadership positions

Click to view slideshow. The St. Joseph School District has filled several leadership positions. Leah Richardson has been selected as Humboldt Elementary School’s principal for the 2017‐18 school year. She will take over for Jaimee Lawrence who