(SPRINGFIELD, Mo.) Home care workers statewide are calling for better wages. Home care workers help seniors and those who are disabled maintain their independence. They help an individual stay in their home by doing everything from cooking and cleaning to personal grooming. According to The Missouri Home Care Union, the average wage of home care workers in the state is
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Labor Day drivers are paying less for a gallon of gas than they have since the 2010 holiday weekend. Drivers nationwide are paying around twenty cents less for a gallon of gas than they were last year. According to Gas Buddy, drivers here in St. Joseph are paying as low as $3.12 a gallon. Missouri drivers are
(FAUCETT, Mo.) At Mid Buchanan High School in Faucett, it wasn't an ordinary school pep rally. After a fight song and some cheers, coaches introduced their school's fall sports teams. Then, coaches participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. But, for one of the coaches, the challenge meant more that just pouring ice water over his head. Boys baseball and
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) It's considered the last unofficial weekend of the summer and many plan on enjoying it by going on vacation. AAA is expecting the number of people taking a trip at least 50 miles away from home to spike this year. Plenty of Missourians are expected to hit the road this holiday weekend but with gas prices the
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Board members from the St. Joseph School District said they are pleased with this year's Annual Performance Report (APR) even though their grade dropped a little from last year. Districts in the state of Missouri are graded on five different categories: Academic Achievement, Subgroup Achievement, College and Career Ready, Attendance and Graduation rate. Academic Achievement is one
(ROSENDALE, MO.) Recent rainfall in northwest Missouri is causing river levels to rise and in some cases, like the 102 River in Rosendale, they're reaching flood stages. With water overflowing onto roadways, it can make it dangerous for drivers. Six inches of swift moving water is all it takes to sweep a vehicle off a roadway according to the Missouri
(PLATTE COUNTY, Mo.) A man who fell from an overpass in Platte County Thursday has died from his injuries. The Platte County Sheriff's office identified the man as John P. Houdyshell, 30, of Leavenworth, Kan. Authorities say the man fell from the I-435 overpass onto the shoulder of I-29 Thursday afternoon. He was taken to a Kansas City area hospital
(WEBB CITY, Mo.) Walter Gibson still works five days a week at G&S Iron Works in Webb City. He's a welder and works with his son and grandson. Gibson doesn't believe in sitting at home and doing nothing, and says work is good for your soul and health. He says he doesn't move too fast these days, but he is
(CAMERON, Mo.) A Hamilton man was injured in a one-vehicle accident Thursday night. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident happened just after 9:30, when 38-year-old Jeffrey Peoples was traveling two miles south of Cameron on U.S. Highway 69. Troopers say he drove off the roadway, over-corrected, then lost control. The accident flipped his vehicle and he was ejected.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The question of what makes a teacher a good educator will soon be answered by Missouri voters. Education is the focus of Amendment 3, which would eliminate teacher tenure and create a system of teacher evaluation through student scores on a standardized test. "You can look at simple test scores and what that can involve is a
(HOLT COUNTY, Mo.) A head-on collision in Holt County killed two people and seriously injured another Thursday. The accident happened on Highway 59 just east of Oregon around 3:00 p.m. Troopers say 48-year-old Jana Parsons, of Forest City, crossed the center line and hit another vehicle head-on. The crash killed Parsons and the driver of the other vehicle, 61-year-old Michael
(PLATTE COUNTY, Mo.) A man suffered severe injuries after falling from an interstate overpass Thursday. The Platte County Sheriff's Department says the 30-year-old man fell from the I-435 overpass onto the shoulder of southbound I-29 in Platte County. The man's name has not been released. He was taken to the hospital with severe injuries. Deputies say the man's truck was
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) As Missouri Western State University prepares for its Centennial Celebration, the Board of Governors is looking toward the university's future. The board met Thursday to discuss the Master Plan. Nothing is set in stone just yet, but school leaders hope to expand the campus by adding more parking and residence halls. Missouri Western hopes to accommodate 10,000
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) For the past two years, leaders from the city of St. Joseph and Rosecrans Air National Guard Base have been working to bring more military personnel to the city. Thursday, the air force base announced it will begin training students through its new weapons school. "When they come through the course, they're learning how to be better
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A collision between a car and a truck has shut down Karnes Road in St. Joseph Thursday afternoon. Police say the truck was headed west on Karnes Road between Miller Road and St. Joe Avenue when the driver went off the road and overcorrected. A car coming in the opposite direction tried to avoid the truck but
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(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The St. Joseph Police Department reminds drivers to stay alert, and drive slowly in school zones, now that the school year is getting into gear. Police say always stop when a bus stops, no matter the situation. Also, kids have to pay attention to their surroundings, too. Police say kids should look both ways before getting on
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Drivers are catching a little break on gas this Labor Day weekend. Gasoline prices are at their lowest levels for the holiday weekend since 2010. In Missouri, drivers are paying about $3.24 per gallon on average. That's down from nearly $3.40 per gallon a year ago. In St. Joseph, gas is down about 20 cents from this
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A ribbon cutting in St. Joseph Wednesday evening celebrated the completion of the Whitehead Creek storm drain. The new storm water separation project will save the city money by separating water upstream before entering the city's combined system. The city, in turn, does not have to treat that waste water and it can enter the Missouri River.
(ST. LOUIS, Mo.) Governor Jay Nixon announced Wednesday a new director for the Missouri Department of Public Safety. Former St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom II will take over effective Monday. The Missouri Senate will have to confirm Isom. Current Public Safety Director Jerry Lee will be retiring, after nearly three years in the position.