(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A St. Joseph baby who died of malnutrition was laid to rest on Friday. Meierhoffer Funeral Home held a community funeral service for 7-month-old Anthony Armstrong. "Our family agreed to handle this for the family. We didn't want them to have to go through anymore burden," said Todd Meierhoffer. Anthony died over the weekend after police say
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Mosaic Life Care said Friday that it plans to review its billing and collections practices after an investigation published by National Public Radio . In the report, a patient calls Mosaic "greedy" for how the hospital handles its debt collections. The NPR article said the hospital's debt collection company, Northwest Financial Services, garnished the wages of about
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce released the second chance prize numbers for its annual Shop St. Joseph program. Click here for a list of second chance prize numbers. Winners have 30 days to come forward to the store they won an item from. Stanley Randall claimed the $10,000 grand prize.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The city of St. Joseph announced on Friday its next city prosecutor. Laura Lutz will replace current city prosecutor Rebecca Spencer who was elected as Division 6 Associate Circuit Judge in November. Lutz holds degrees from Missouri Western State University and Creighton University School of Law. Lutz has worked with the prosecutor's office in Omaha, Nebraska and
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Gas prices have dropped below the $2.00 mark in St. Joseph. Drivers are filling up for $1.99 at Love's on Leonard Road and the Shell gas station at I-29 and 169 Highway. Prices at the pump are now 79 cents cheaper than this time a year ago.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A St. Joseph man faces felony domestic assault charges after a fight that ended in a crash. Devontra M. Hughes, 22, was charged in Buchanan County on Thursday. According to court documents, Hughes assaulted a woman on Dec. 17 and forced her into a car before speeding away and running several stop signs. Police stated that Hughes
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A retired St. Joseph man is celebrating this holiday season after winning a $10,000 prize. Stanley Randall, a retired Mead employee, contacted KQ2 Thursday night after hearing the winning numbers in the Chamber of Commerce's annual Shop St. Joseph program . "I thought, damn, I might've won that. So, I called out here to make sure I
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A St. Joseph school went into lock down briefly Friday after police received a call about shots fired in a nearby neighborhood. Edison Elementary School, located at 515 N. 22nd St., was locked down for about five minutes while officers searched the area. The St. Joseph Police Department sent an alert stating that the lockdown was only
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Winter officially arrives this weekend and with that comes the increased need for shelter for those who are homeless in our community. Community Missions has received donations to allow an early opening for My Brother's House. The cold weather shelter usually opens in January, but monetary gifts pushed the opening up to Dec. 22 at 4 p.m.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A St. Joseph woman was taken to the hospital after hitting a telephone pole on Karnes Road. A little after 7 a.m., St. Joseph police say the 24-year-old was driving eastbound on Karnes Road, east of St. Joseph Ave., when her tire went off the side of the road. The woman's 2004 Nissan Maxima spun, and hit
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Neighbors gathered Thursday night to remember a baby boy who died earlier this week. A candlelight vigil was held outside of the house where the mother of 7-month-old Anthony Armstrong is accused of neglecting him. A next door neighbor organized the vigil. A small group gathered on a dark, cold evening to pray, sing and remember
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) St. Joseph police and Buchanan County sheriff's deputies spent part of their Thursday night shopping. The South Belt Walmart was the site of the Cops Who Care program sponsored by the local Fraternal Order of Police. 28 pre-selected kids had $100 each to spend in the store for Christmas items. The evening was as fun for the
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A young cancer survivor got just what he wanted for his 10th birthday. More than 1,300 cards from across the country came pouring into Jaxon Burns. Not only did Jaxon receive cards, he also got law enforcement patches, clothes and a custom shield from the Kansas City Fire Department. Jaxon spent months in the hospital fighting cancer.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The Salvation Army is helping make sure some families in need wake up to a merry Christmas morning. The Salvation Army held its annual Toy Distribution on Thursday. The program helps families struggling to put presents under the tree this Christmas. "You know, we work but working all the time doesn't always pay everything," said Jennifer Clark.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce has announced the winning ticket number for its annual Shop St. Joseph program. The winning ticket is: 0-3-0-7-9-0-6 The winner has 24 hours to come forward and claim the $10,000 grand prize.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The St. Joseph community's response to the shocking death of a baby boy continues to grow. Meierhoffer Funeral Home will host what they are calling a community healing farewell for 7-month-old Anthony Armstrong Friday. "We've had people reach out in the community saying this is an important piece. Our mission to help families heal has resonated in
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A St. Joseph agency involved in fundraising efforts for an extensive new playground complex in north St. Joseph is under investigation. Multiple sources tell KQ2 there are questions about improper fund transfers at Progressive Community Services. A stealing report was filed by the agency with St. Joseph police last week and detectives are now investigating. Executive Director
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Several inches of snow made for a morning mess for drivers along I-29 Thursday. "I was doing about 35 miles per hour and I just hit an ice spot and swung into a ditch," said Eugene Asay. Asay was one of several drivers who encountered treacherous conditions during the morning commute. Multiple slide-offs and accidents were reported
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A St. Joseph commercial truck driver who is a registered sex offender has been convicted of transporting a minor across state lines for prostitution. Tony Eugene Wardlow, 55, of St. Joseph, was found guilty on Wednesday of transporting a minor across state lines for prostitution. Wardlow was self-employed as a commercial truck driver, doing business
(BUCHANAN COUNTY, Mo.) An inmate has died in the Buchanan County Jail after being found unresponsive early Wednesday, according to authorities. The 57-year-old inmate was found dead during a routine cell check around 12:25 a.m. Wednesday. Emergency crews were unable to revive him. The inmate's name has not been released. Foul play is not suspected.