(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) More and more Americans are trying to fight back the effects of aging. Plastic surgery, and less invasive forms of cosmetic procedures, are up nearly 20 percent in the last five years. At the Mosaic Life Center offices in St. Joseph, they're seeing a similar trend. Doctors say one fact boosting the popularity of cosmetic surgeries is
(BUCHANAN COUNTY, Mo.) Buchanan County fire crews were on the scene of a vehicle fire Friday night. The car caught fire after an accident on Z Highway. Troopers say the vehicle was heading north on Z Highway when it missed a turn. The driver overcorrected, went off the side of the road and overturned. The driver was able to get
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Phil Welch Stadium's held its share of memorable baseball games, and even a boxing match. But the venue added to its history once again Friday evening. Phil Welch became a wedding chapel for the first time. Savannah natives Jeff Lawrence and Kaiti Tucker tied the knot at home plate in St. Joe's historic stadium. The groom grew
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The man leading the Buchanan County Sheriff's Department says he won't seek re-election. Sheriff Mike Strong says he doesn't plan to run again when his term expires in 2017. Strong has served as Buchanan County Sheriff since 2004 when he replaced Sheriff Mickey Gill. He says he's proud of his accomplishments during his terms but says he's
(ANDREW COUNTY, Mo.) We're all guilty of speeding at one point or another. But one woman spent two nights behind bars for driving too fast. Though the penalty may be harsh - some say it's a necessary punishment to keep drivers safe. "There's no exception to the rule of speeding. Forty-eight hours and you will be treated like a criminal,"
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Easter almost here and for one church that means taking an egg hunt to a whole new level. Missouri Valley Baptist Church is preparing for its annual easter egg launch at Lake Contrary Park. Church members spent the last two month stuffing plastic eggs with candy. The eggs will be tossed from a giant catapult for kids
(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) Residents of Kansas City can rest easy following the apprehension, arrest, and charging of a man who allegedly went on a month long string of random highway shootings. 27-year-old Muhammad Whitaker is behind bars, charged with 18 felony counts for shooting into cars and injuring three people. Two of the victims were shot in the legs and
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Grabbing groceries is a pretty basic chore for most of us. But, for those with physical limitations the job can be overwhelming. A unique shopping cart is making things a lot easier for families in St. Joseph. Caroline's Cart doubles as a basket for groceries and wheel chair to accommodate children with special needs. "A lot of
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) City leaders have joined the fight against child abuse. During a ceremony Friday at East Hills mall, St. Joseph City Councilwoman Donna Jean Boyer read a proclamation from Mayor Bill Falkner. The announcement declared April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in the city. The St. Joseph Youth Alliance worked with the city to make it happen.
(IRVING, TX) Michaels says a security breach at its stores lasted eight months and affected about three million customers. The news comes three months after the largest US crafts chain told customers it learned of a possible hack. The company has been investigating since then. Some credit and debit card numbers and expiration dates were compromised. But the company said
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A woman with roots in northwest Missouri has been selected as the next leader for the St. Joseph Museums . After a nationwide search, Sara Wilson landed the role of Executive Director. Wilson is a graduate of North Andrew High School. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Northwest Missouri State University and a Masters in
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Almost every dentist will tell you that fluoride is good for your teeth. But there's a growing movement of people in St. Joseph who think it's bad for you. An activist group, the Fluoride Action Network (FAN), is organizing to push city leaders to take fluoride out of the water. "The more fluoride you have in your
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) It can be every teacher, student and parent's worst nightmare -- a shooter at school. You can never fully prepare for something like that, but soon, schools across Missouri will know what to do in case the unfortunate event happens. "The more you know upfront, I think the better you'll be in the event if something happens,"
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Missouri Western State University wrapped up its second annual child abuse conference for responders and students on how to help an abused child. "We learned about how to protect children that could potentially being abused and signs to look for. Situations that could be potentially dangerous and just to be more aware and mindful," stated Abby Ewards,
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Over the past decade, value cuts steaks such as the flat iron and the Denver cut have been developed. These cheaper steaks are more affordable to consumers. But does removing these value cuts impact the quality of ground chuck? University of Missouri meat scientists wanted to find out. During the past year, MU scientists studied the color
(MANHATTAN, Kan.) If you plan on munching on those Easter eggs after you've dyed them, pay extra attention to how you cook them. A Kansas State University food safety specialist says when boiling and dying the eggs make sure the eggs are not out of the refrigerator for more than two hours. Use coloring that says its food safe.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Shoppers nationwide, and here in St. Joseph, are seeing a major spike in lime prices. The increase follows unrest in Mexico. Some say the impact of drug cartels on growers has hurt the supply. Growers have also faced flooding in Mexico, as well as drought conditions in California. Shoppers like Brad Moore say they are feeling the
(CNN) More and more college students are relying on prescription drugs to get through their workload. The most common 'study drugs' are ADHD medications like Adderall, Ritalin, and Vyvanse. Some researchers estimate about 30 percent of students use stimulants non-medically. Full-time college students were twice as likely to have used Adderall non-medically as their counterparts who were not full-time students,
(LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mo.) The tax deadline has come and gone, but scammers are still at work. The Livingston County Sheriff's Department said someone claiming to be from the IRS or another federal agency has been calling around the county. The scammer tells the person on the other end of the line they owe back taxes and face an arrest if
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) An organ donor recipient met with the family whose loss gave her life. Shelly Lance held back tears Wednesday as she listened to her son's heartbeat for the first time in more than a year. "It was awesome. It was really awesome," said Lance. Her son, Stephen, died in January of 2013 when he was 20 years