(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A St. Joseph business is being rewarded for its committment to hire veterans. Lowe's was presented the Show Me Heroes Flag of Freedom award Tuesday. By taking a pledge, Lowe's has hired 20 veterans in the past 18 years. They were recognized not only for hiring veterans but for recognizing veterans for their valuable training and education.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Although we're still in July, Operation Christmas Child is hard at work. A project that is necessary for Ben Hardy to become an eagle scout has transformed into something bigger. Ben, American Heritage Girls, and parents gathered to sort collected items to send to third world countries. A goal to collect 1200 items has been exceeded and
(MARYVILLE, Mo.) A Quitman, Missouri man accused of running over and killing his horse is now behind bars. The Nodaway County Sheriff's Department says Michael Travis Ebrecht has been charged with felony animal abuse. Authorities say, Saturday evening, Ebrecht ran over his horse with his truck multiple times, killing the horse. He remains behind bars tonight on a $7,500
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Missouri voters will soon decide the fate of Amendment 1 which will determine farming operations in the state. Susan Montee, Professor of Business Law at Missouri Western, met with farm advocates at the Buchanan County Courthouse Tuesday to explain why they think Amendment 1 is not right for Missouri. They feel that the amendment would loosen a
(BUCHANAN COUNTY, Mo.) A group of inmates assigned to a county clean-up job found more than trash at an illegal dump site Monday. According to the Buchanan County Drug Strike Force, the work crew found several garbage bags filled with sealed bags of marijuana at the illegal dump site in southern Buchanan County. The crew recovered 678 individual one-pound packages
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) One of five Missouri constitutional amendments on the August ballot is Amendment 8. If passed, it would allow for the creation of a lottery ticket that would help fund veteran's programming in the state. Amendment supporters say it's a way for current veteran services to continue receiving funds during a time when revenues are down. Opponents say
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) For someone who headed up the North American operations of Xerox and traveled the country, Al Purcell found a home in St. Joseph 18 years ago. "We absolutely love this community," he said referring to himself and his wife of 52 years, Annie. In his time in St. Joseph, Purcell says he's immersed himself in the community,
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Pork prices are on the way up, according to a new report from the Department of Agriculture. The USDA says prices are up 12 percent over last year. They say a virus called P.E.D.v. or Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus is playing a big part in the increase. The disease first showed up last year. "It mainly affects
(NODAWAY COUNTY, Mo.) A northwest Missouri man is under investigation for allegedly killing a horse. The Nodaway County Sheriff's Department says the incident happened Saturday night in Quitman. "There was an incident involving a pick-up truck and a horse," said Chief Deputy David Glidden. "As a result of that incident the horse died from being ran over by the pick-up
(ATCHISON, Ks.) Two workers were seriously injured in an electrical fire at an Atchison, Kansas foundry Monday morning. Authorities say John Bilderback, 43, of Muscotah and James Colclasure, 46, of Atchison, suffered severe burns after an accident at Bradken Foundry around 9:30 a.m. Both were taken to the Atchison Hospital but Colclasure was later flown to the University of Kansas
(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) Hundreds of people waited in line for hours for a chance to hear President Obama speak at Kansas City's Uptown Theater. Two women, however, waited a little longer than most. Phyllis Manley and Darlene Ford were the first two in line Monday to pick up tickets to see the president. "He's done so much and I just
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Second Harvest now has more meat to distribute, and it's all courtesy of Triumph Foods. The pork processing plant donated 2,000 pounds of meat to distribute to the food bank's 100 partner agencies. Second Harvest's Executive Director Chad Higdon says meat is the most requested food. He says distributors that donate food are a big help for
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) St. Joseph police say speed and racing are to blame for a crash that killed a 21-year-old St. Joseph man. Chad Adkins was killed in a crash on S. 9th Street overnight Saturday. Police say his car slammed into a parked van. Police say Adkins was not wearing a seat belt.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) As wildfires rampage parts of the west, the Red Cross is there to help. "I want to help people," said Terrence Harrington, a local volunteer. "I like helping people." Two local volunteers from northwest Missouri left for Washington last week. "There's a lot of people needing the help up here," said April Miller, a volunteer from Maysville.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A woman was taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon after a semi hit her car on the Belt highway. Police say a semi failed to stop at a light when exiting 36 highway and hit the woman's Toyota Corolla. The woman was wearing a seatbelt, but was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries. The driver of
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The Chiefs Training Camp continues to bring in Chiefs fans from around the country. And that influx of visitors means more business for some local restaurants. "With camp going on, we get a lot of [business]. Especially during the day since camp is in the morning," said Whiskey Creek Manager Brad Hargrave. Restaurants that have been around
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A 21-year-old St. Joseph man was killed overnight in a high speed car crash on 9th Street. St. Joseph Police say Chad Adkins of St. Joseph died when the Nissan Altima he was driving slammed into a parked car in the 1400 block of south 9th. Police say speed played a factor and are investigating whether he
(ANDREW COUNTY, Mo.) A St. Joseph man was killed on Saturday after the tractor he was driving was hit by a driver along 71 Highway. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Ora Brooke, 84, was ejected from his tractor just after noon on Saturday when a driver in a pickup truck hit him from behind. Ora was not wearing a
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) For fans that went out to the Chiefs Family Fun Day Saturday morning, they still had to brave the heat. Temperatures Saturday morning were in the 80s, and the humidity was high. Missouri Western provided free water, a misting tent station, and a medical tent for fans. It's something Associate Athletic Director Brett Esely says they prepare
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Thousands of chiefs fans huddled into Missouri Western Saturday morning as family day hit training camp. Fans enjoyed a variety of activities including getting autographs from their favorite players. Kids were running, passing, and kicking the football while parents got to see the Chiefs practice. "It's awsome man, this is a good chance to come out and