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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

Snow contributes to crash near Maryville

Traffic investigators say snow contributed to a crash east of Maryville that send a 75-year-old woman to the hospital with serious injuries. A crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol says Gertrude Degase of Maryville was

Teens injured in rollover crash near Cameron

Two teenagers were seriously hurt in a rollover crash east of Cameron Monday evening. The Missouri State Highway Patrol identifies the victims as William Jeffries, 17, the driver, and Sarah Robinson, 19, both of Cameron. According to

Students get the day off for total eclipse

The St. Joseph School District will add another dark day on the school calendar for the solar eclipse in August.  Students and teachers will get the day off to join the throng of visitors expected here to

Eight candidates hope to fill BOE vacancy

Eight people have stepped forward as candidates for the open seat on the St. Joseph School District Board of Education. The board approved that list of candidates and a timeline for the replacement of former board member

Krug Park slaying case delayed

Sebastian Dowell A man accused in a fatal stabbing at Krug Park last October gets two more weeks to decide if he wants to go to trial or change his plea. Sebastian Dowell appeared in court Monday