Local News

New Principal selected for Lafayette

Christopher Early The St. Joseph School District has announced Chris Early to take on the role as principal at Lafayette High School. Early has been serving as Lafayette’s assistant principal since 2013. He will replace Dr. Tyran

Fire and severe weather concerns today

There are two primary concerns for today: fire and severe weather. Already gusty winds this morning will persist and perhaps strengthen a bit more this afternoon. Gusty winds combined with dry conditions will create a heightened fire

Drug Strike Force sees spike in female dealers

More women then previous years are dealing drugs in Buchanan County according to the Drug Strike Force. Capt. Shawn Collie, Drug Strike Force Unit Commander said over the past several years officers have seen an uptick in

Murder suspect pleads guilty

Amanda Bennett A St. Joseph teenager has pleaded guilty to murder in connection with the death of Kaytlin Root at Krug Park last October. As we reported earlier, Amanda Bennett was originally charged as a juvenile, but

Buchanan County booking activity 2/27/2017

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

Family Christian closing St. Joseph store

Family Christian is closing all store locations including its location at East Hills Shopping Center in St. Joseph. The store touts itself as being the world’s largest retailer of Christian-themed merchandise. Its website, said all chains are