(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) After a shuffling of attorneys, a civil lawsuit against the St. Joseph School District appears set, though it will take a while to enter a courtroom. Buchanan County Circuit Judge Randall Jackson scheduled a September, 2015 date for trial in the Beau Musser suit. Musser alleges the district made up sexual harassment allegations against him in response
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Four-Star General Darren McDew, the new commander of the Air Force Air Mobility Command, visited St. Joseph's 139th Air Guard on Thursday. He said he was touring air bases around the nation, wanting to meet airmen and airwomen and learn more about their missions. While in St. Joseph, General McDew learned the importance of the 139th to
(ATCHISON, Ks.) A food processing company has selected Atchison, Kansas as the location for its headquarters and manufacturing facility. Inclusion Technologies will produce food ingredient products including a line of nut-free ingredients. The company will manufacture products in a 30,000 square foot facility located at 1145 Main Street in Atchison, the former site of Anacon Foods Company. Inclusion Technologies plans
(MARYVILLE, Mo.) The Nodaway County Sheriff's Office is working to raise funds for its canine program. Thursday kicked off the fifth year for the benefit to collect money for the narcotics department and their K-9, Jerik. The items sold during the benefit are all donated and will go towards the K-9 department. Although the money is not desperately needed,
(COLQUET, MN) - An Andrew County man facing 50 child sex crime charges has been arrested in Minnesota. According to WDIO , 41-year-old James Michael Swett was arrested Thursday in Cloquet. The Andrew County Sheriff's Department has been searching for Swett since June after he posted a $100,000 bond. Swett faces dozens of child sex crime charges including child molestation,
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A new set of Griffons stepped onto Missouri Western grounds, ready to tackle their college career. Nearly 1,100 first-year freshmen enrolled this year. That's the largest incoming class the university has seen in a while. "For all Freshman, we're up about five percent. For students coming from up direct from high school, we're up about 8.8 percent,"
( FAUCETT, MO. ) Mid-Buchanan School in Faucett had an early dismissal this afternoon. The school isn't fully air conditioned and with a heat advisory in effect students were dismissed at noon. "Pretty much every fall we'll hit a streak of hot weather were we let school out early. Sometimes in the spring, but not nearly as often. Mostly it's
(CNN) Mortgage rates have dropped to their lowest level in more than a year. According to Freddie Mac, the average rate for a 30-year loan now stands at 4.1 percent. That is the lowest level since June 2013. The average rate for a 15-year fixed loan is 3.23 percent. The government's stimulus program has helped keep borrowing costs down. The
(CNN) More Americans are planning to head out of town for the Labor Day weekend. AAA predicts nearly 35 million people will journey 50 miles or more from home. That is the highest volume for the holiday since 2008. Of that number, 86 percent will hit the road, traveling by car. And nearly eight percent of travelers will fly to
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The St. Joseph School District will dismiss students and staff two hours early today due to the heat. The district said activities will remain as scheduled. A heat advisory is in effect from 1 p.m. Thursday until 8 p.m. Friday. Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-90s, with heat index readings between 100 and 105 degrees.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The St. Joseph REC Center is closing for repairs next week, The REC Center will close from Thursday, August 28 at 1 p.m. through Monday, Sept. 1. Crews will spend that time refinishing the gym floor. The chemicals used during the process require special ventilation. The facility will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 6 a.m.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Many have compared the scene in Ferguson, Missouri to a war zone. Some say law enforcement has contributed to the problem with heavy artillery they've received through grants from the federal government. John Dollarhite, upset over police action in Ferguson) "They (police) like the fully automatic weapons," said John Dollarhite, a Christian County resident who has been
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Jack Capps was well known around St. Joe. "I think probably three quarters of this town has met my dad and knows him at one point in time or another," said Mike Capps, Jack's son. He taught at Benton High School for 33 years and was active with organizations around town. A few weeks ago, Jack died
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The Marine Corps League of St. Joseph donated $500 to Second Harvest. The money will be used for Backpack Buddies, the program that provides meals for kids on the weekends. The group wanted to make a difference in the lives of local kids. "We bring money in and we try to give it back out and the
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A recent survey from Feeding America shows that 60,000 people in Northwest Missouri and Eastern Kansas struggle to put food on the table. Candace Moon is one of dozens who visits the food bank at Second Harvest. Moon works as a caregiver and comes several times a week to get food for her clients. "They can't get
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The Parks Department is another step closer to giving everyone a treehouse experience regardless of disabilities. And now they've gotten some help from Rustic Ozark Log Cabins. "There's a lot of playgrounds and stuff where the special needs kids can't do the same things. Well, we plan on them being able to do everything here," said Stan
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Just as the heat settles in here in northwest Missouri, some are looking ahead to winter. The Missouri Department of Transportation is already starting the task of filling seasonal snow plowing jobs. MoDOT has openings for emergency snow plow operators. Applicants must be 18 years old, have a high school diploma and a commercial driver's license. The
(ST. JOSEPH, MO.) As temperatures rise this week, the St. Joseph Salvation Army has received a new shipment of fans to help those in need. Westlake Ace Hardware recently hosted its first fan drive to benefit the Salvation Army. Customers donated enough money to purchase more than 50 box fans. The Salvation Army says the fans are critical for
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Less than a month before reviewing possible overrides of Governor Jay Nixon's tax cut vetoes, legislators are hearing from municipalities across the state. During Monday night's St. Joseph City Council meeting, council members passed a resolution urging state lawmakers to let the vetoes stand. At stake are millions of dollars of funding for cities and counties.` "Specifically
((ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) An animal health and nutrition company with operations in St. Joseph is planning to build an expansion. Protein L.L.C. will build a new facility on nearly ten acres of land at the corner of Stockyards Expressway and Illinois Ave. Cost of the facility will be $11.5 million and is expected to add 20 new jobs. Protein L.L.C.