(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The American College of Technology has packed up and moved to a new location. ACOT will now be located at the Wyeth Mansion, behind the Metro Chamber building in St. Joseph. ACOT was located above the Caldwell Banker building in St. Joseph, but a spokeswoman said the space was just too small. Recently, the college added more
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Prom season is coming up, and Cinderella's Closet is back with all the glitz and glamor needed for that special night. Prom dresses, of all styles, were modeled at East Hills Mall Saturday afternoon for Cinderella's Closet annual fashion show. Cinderella's Closet provides dresses, shoes and accessories for girls in the community who may need help getting
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Area grocers and shoppers are playing it safe after news that contaminated beef may have made its way to St. Joseph. "It scares me because I don't want to get no crazy mad cow disease or something," said Richard Watkins. Watkins was shopping at Ray's Green Hills; one of the grocery stores on the list that may
(CNN) Beef recalled earlier this year from a California meat producer may have reached 35 states and Guam, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. Thousands of retailers have been added to a list of companies that could have received beef products from the producer, Rancho Feeding Corp., since the February recall, the USDA said. "The retail list has been growing
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) There's a push by Missouri lawmakers to get college students vaccinated against meningitis. A committee endorsed a bill that would require all students living on college campuses to be vaccinated against meningitis starting in July 2015. Exemptions would be allowed for religious or medical reasons. Missouri Western and Northwest already require students living on campus to
(HIAWATHA, Ks.) A St. Joseph man shot himself during a standoff with police in northeast Kansas, according to KNZA . The shooting happened after police began a pursuit of a stolen pick-up truck in the area of 7th and Iowa Streets in Hiawatha. Officers tracked the man to the 500 block of South 7th Street after he abandoned the truck.
(MARYVILLE, Mo.) Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander spoke today at Northwest Missouri State University's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to officially recognize the center. The CIE center is a service-oriented incubator connecting industry and academics. The center allows students to gain hands-on experience through research. Kander says it's important to have this type of structure available to Missourians who
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) For nearly 10 years, Youth Alliance and the St. Joseph Police Department have worked together to stop businesses from selling alcohol to minors. For the first time since 2007, every business in St. Joseph passed the alcohol compliance test. "I'm really proud of our businesses in our community for stepping up and really taking this challenge kind
(BOLIVAR, Mo.) An Amber Alert has been canceled for a 3-year-old boy police say was kidnapped from Bolivar, Mo. Police say Jaden Hanson was taken by his father, Jamil Hanson, from a home in Bolivar. The alert was lifted around 5:30 p.m. after police say Jaden was found safe.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Missouri Western State University announced an educational partnership with the 139th Airlift Wing on Friday. The partnership will give military personnel based at Rosecrans opportunities to earn their degree. "I think it's another way how we are demonstrating how important the 139th is to our community and region," said Dr. Jeanne Daffron, Vice President for Academic Affairs.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Jonathon Guyer is twenty six years old - and as a middle school math teacher at Truman, he knows how to relate to students half his age. "It wasn't that long ago that I was in middle school and was in their position right there. So I do think it helps me related to them a lot
(CHAMPAIGN, Illinois) A coyote on the hunt found a woman's dog and killed it right in her backyard. The attack happened on Mary Lane in Champaign, Illinois earlier this week. Angie Jamison's home is a few miles away from the interstate, surrounded by lots of trees and tall grass. She always knew coyotes lurked around her backyard, but she thought
(CNN) The US job market got a boost in February. According to the US Labor Department, employers added 175,000 jobs. That's up from 129,000 in January. The strongest hiring came from professional and business services industries, which include accountants, architects and technology workers. But as the labor force grew, so did the number of unemployed. The nation's unemployment rate rose
(ROCK PORT, Mo.) Rock Port delivered a lasting memory knocking off Mound City in the Class 1, District 16 championship game Saturday marking the first time the Blue Jays have ever won back-to-back titles. "We actually, as a team, did some things that were meaningful," senior forward Chandler Farmer said. "So those are just things that are going to stick
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Warmer air is making for dangerous conditions near area waterways. Tree trunks and branches are frozen, and there are trails of footprints on the ice at Corby Pond. That's troubling for firefighters who want residents to stay away from the ice as it warms up. "I really doubt we'll have any ice left. If we do, it'll
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) New federal mandates are changing the way children are being taught. It's called Common Core curriculum. The St. Joseph School District was one of the first in the state to implement it. While students seem to be jumping on board, many parents are needing to be pulled along. It's just not learning rules," said Cindy Shultz, a
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) It was a night for those in the real estate industry to celebrate their success. The Benton Club hosted the 42nd Annual Realtor of the Year awards banquet Thursday. Top performers in a number of categories were recognized during the event. There are more than 200 realtors that sell homes in the St. Joseph market. Local realtors
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Two women are facing felony charges after they're accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the Heartland gift shop. "We found that there were some processes that were broken and so we reacted immediately and that led to an investigation," said Amy Wiedmaier, team leader with Heartland. Police say surveillance video caught 20-year-old Avery Cary-Wilmes and her
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A St. Joseph organization that serves people with disabilities marks a 20-year milestone. Midland Empire Resources for Independent Living, MERIL, celebrated its 20th anniversary Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony. For the past two decades, MERIL has worked to provide resources related to education, transportation and emergency services to those with disabilities. The services help them get
(St. Joseph, MO) The temperatures outside may not reflect it, but severe weather season is approaching. Schools around the area took part in a statewide tornado drill Thursday. The drill was held to show students what to do in a real severe weather threat. For students at Hall Elementary, that meant going to the school's basement. School leaders said it's