(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) It's a controversy with political, environmental and economic factors. "It's a foreign company taking private land in the Midwest, shipping dirty oil, they argue that's going to be shipped overseas. American's aren't going to see any of it. It's a perfect storm basically of a policy," said Dylan Gibson, a senior Political Science student at Missouri Western.
(PLEASANT HILL, Mo.) If you call the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, instead of a dry recording you'll be connected directly to a meteorologist. "We answer the phone 24 hours a day but we also have a recording based on our NOAA weather radio that you can listen to as well," said Meteorologist In Charge Julie Adolphson. But even
(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) Before severe thunderstorms arrive, KCP&L is working to make sure your power and lights stay on when mother nature strikes. KCP&L opened the doors to their Systems Operations Center Wednesday. Their entire system is controlled from this facility and can withstand many storm related incidents like ice storms, tornadoes, and high winds. Senior Director of Operations Chris
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The St. Joseph District is promoting National School Breakfast Week. At Carden Park Elementary School, every student can receive a free breakfast. The school feeds close to 500 students every morning. "It's a good way to start their morning. We get to see them, greet them and let them know breakfast is an important part of the
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Students at St. Francis Xavier in St. Joseph are getting a taste of the power of food. The students took part in the Food Power Program on Wednesday. The program teaches kids in kindergarten through 5th grade the importance of eating healthy in a fun and interactive way. "They learn about food packaging and processing and how
(CNN) The Ferguson police officer who killed Michael Brown will not face criminal charges. The Justice Department formally closed its investigation of officer Darren Wilson. In a report released Wednesday, prosecutors said Wilson's actions did not constitute a violation of federal civil rights law. The Justice Department also issued a 100-page report that included findings of systemic
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A second petition challenging St. Joseph's smoking ban has come up short again of enough signatures it needed. Buchanan County Clerk Mary Baack-Garvey says the petition came up 371 signatures short of the required 2,568 to try and repeal the current smoking ban ordinance. Baack-Garvey says the signatures that did not count were either duplicates, not from
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Fewer people are living on the streets in St. Joseph. The latest count of St. Joseph's homeless population found 88 people in shelters -- down from 114 people in shelters last year. This is the first time since 2005 that the number of people staying in shelters dropped below 100. The count also found fewer people in
(FERGUSON, Mo.) The Department of Justice is expected to release its finding on the investigation into the Ferguson Police Department as early as Wednesday, sources tell ABC News. According to a law enforcement official, the report will say the Ferguson Police Department’s conduct routinely violated the constitution and federal law due to a combination of racial bias and a focus
(MARYVILLE, Mo.) A Northwest Missouri State University student has been charged with raping an intoxicated woman at a fraternity house. Prosecutors charged Abraham Acosta, of Sibley, Iowa, with rape. Court documents show the alleged rape happened at the Tau Kappa Epsilon house on West 9th Street in Maryville around 4:00 a.m. Saturday. According to a probable cause statement, the victim
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Tornado sirens sounded at 1:30 p.m on Tuesday as part of a statewide tornado drill. The National Weather Service says the test gives everyone a chance to practice what they would do in a real tornado. Schools in the St. Joseph School District practiced as part of the drill. Students at Humboldt practice once a month. Click
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A petition to repeal St. Joseph's city-wide smoking ban has been turned back in to the Buchanan County Clerk with 855 new signatures. The petition failed in its first attempt after the city clerk determined 809 signatures were invalid because they were not registered voters. County Clerk Mary Baack-Garvey will now go through the process again of
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The St. Joseph Police Department has released its annual report, which focuses less on crime statistics and more on helping the community. "We try to stay mission focused," said Police Chief Chris Connally. "Our mission is to provide protection, service, and thorough partnerships with the community. It's all about those key ingredients." The department focused on some
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A St. Joseph school is putting a social worker in the spotlight. "I would describe her as pretty, sweet and lovable," said Robidoux student Taylin Francis. That's how students at Robidoux Middle School characterize their school social worker Kendra Long. Long is in her first year at Robidoux. She helps students provide a connection between home life
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Severe weather can strike in an instant leaving you looking for a place to take cover. Having a safe place to go during a storm can be as easy as heading to the basement but for some the best option is to head to a storm shelter. At Black Gunite in St. Joseph, workers are helping people
(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) Former U.S. Senator John Danforth suggested political bullying may have led Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich to kill himself. Danforth delivered the eulogy during Schweich's funeral on Tuesday. "Words do hurt. Words can kill. That has been proven right here in our home state," said. Sen. Danforth. "As for the radio commercial, making fun of someone's physical
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A St. Joseph woman helped police track down a man accused of breaking in to her mother's home Tuesday. The woman noticed someone had broken into the home in the 3000 block of N. 2nd Street this afternoon when she went to get something from the home. She also saw a car parked outside and called police.
(PLATTE COUNTY, Mo.) A Missouri man has been charged after authorities say he was found with thousands of pills of prescription drugs. Platte County prosecutors charged 29-year-old Brian Hoskins with possessing more than 35,000 prescription pills from India and Thailand and distributing them throughout the United States. According to court documents, a package containing a large amount of controlled substances
(WEBB CITY, Mo.) Greg Kennebeck owns the Pop A Top Car Wash in Webb City. He says it's important to get the chemicals and grime off of your vehicle. The chemicals will eat your your paint and metal, and cause rust. People often over look the undercarriage of the car and that's where rust is most likely to happen. "They're
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The City of St. Joseph has issued an alert that they are currently experiencing problems with their phones. If you need to schedule a ride, you're asked to call 271-5392 until further notice.