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Accident causes traffic delays; rescue helicopter called to scene
Motorists are advised to avoid U.S. Highway 59 south of St. Joseph due to an injury accident. The accident was reported at around 6:30 a.m. near Highway 59 and State Route KK. The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol were called to the scene.
Saint Joseph Symphony to hold Christmas concert
• • • The performance will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Missouri Theater, 717 Edmond St. While previous symphony performances have included guest dancers, blues musicians and singers, the group wanted to go a different route for its holiday concert.
Driver injured when pickup crashes into embankment
One man was flown to an area hospital after a single-vehicle wreck Tuesday morning near Rushville, Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the crash was reported at around 5:45 a.m. near Highway 59 and State Route KK. A Chevrolet S-10 pickup traveled off the highway into an embankment.
Crime advisory committee reflects on 2018
When Mayor Bill McMurray was on the campaign trail, he often heard from voters that they were concerned about crime in the city. That’s why after his election, McMurray formed the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Crime Advisory Committee to help address the issue, and now at the end of 2018, the group is looking
Kansas resident flown to hospital after serious accident
BUCHANAN COUNTY , Mo. — A driver from Atchison, Kan. was flown to the hospital after a single-car crash in Buchanan County early Tuesday morning. At 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, Christopher Lurquin, 34, was northbound on US-59 (south of Route KK’s south junction, about nine miles south of St. Joseph) when his
Lawsuit against hospital clinic settled
PLATTE CITY, Missouri -- A settlement has been reached between the parties involved in a five-year-old discrimination lawsuit featuring a former Heartland Regional Medical Center clinic and a physician.
It's your call, Dec. 17
I really don’t understand why all of Trump’s rabid supporters aren’t up in arms about this border wall he wants built so badly. He campaigned that this wall be built and that Mexico will pay for it. Do these people really not understand that now they, the taxpayers, have to pay for his stupid wall?
Missouri infant saved after father attempts to drown her in pond because of ‘bad thoughts,’ cops say
A Missouri infant was saved Monday after her father attempted to drown her in a pond because he was having “bad thoughts,” then left her in the frigid water as he walked to the police station to report the crime, cops said.
A poacher in Missouri was sentenced to a year in jail for killing hundreds of deer, and the judge is making him watch 'Bambi' once a month
David Berry Jr. has been sentenced to a year in jail for illegally killing hundreds of deer. As a part of his sentence, he will have to watch the movie " Bambi" at least once a month while in jail.
County created this salary mess
Water almost always takes the most logical path of least resistance. The same can’t be said of money. Look no further than Buchanan County’s salary commission for an example of the bizarre twists and turns that money can follow.
No title, but many memories
The Benedictine Ravens came up short on Saturday in Daytona, Florida, against the Morningside Mustangs, but the team's first NAIA national championship berth brought Raven fans from around the world to Daytona Stadium for a game fought hard to the last minute. Atchison Globe sports contributor and p
Driver sentenced in DWI-related fatality, injuries
A St. Joseph man was ordered to serve 20 years in prison for causing an infant's death and seriously injuring three people while driving drunk in the city this past May. Phillip Scott Johnson, 39, was sentenced Friday by Circuit Judge Patrick Robb to consecutive terms in the Missouri Department of C
Gun allegations among multiple accusations against Cameron men arrested
DEKALB COUNTY, Mo. — Two arrests were made in DeKalb County in the early morning hours of Sunday, leaving Cameron residents in jail. Dawson Clark and Randall Zeikle, both age 20, were arrested at 12:35 a.m., according to Missouri State Highway Patrol. They both received preliminary charges for felon
Teen faces violent felony charges
Felony charges were filed earlier this week against a local teen on allegations he made threats with a knife and damaged a vehicle Thanksgiving night in midtown. Jace M. Crail, 18, of Atchison, faces two counts aggravated assault and one count attempted aggravated battery; all are felony offenses. C
Drug usage sends area mom to jail
A young local mother who nearly died from a summertime heroin overdose is serving jail time for the presence of dangerous drug paraphernalia in the home where she resided with a young child.
What's Up for Dec. 17
Drop-in tech help, 4 to 6 p.m., Rolling Hills Library, Savannah branch, 514 W. Main St., Savannah, Missouri. Drop in for help with e-readers, cell phones, cameras or other electronics. For information, call 816-324-4569.
A Missouri man has to watch a Disney movie as part of his court-ordered punishment—yes, really
It’s hard to imagine a scenario in which watching a Disney movie would be considered punishment. But one Missouri man is being required to watch Bambi once a month—as part of a court-ordered sentence. The Springfield News-Leader reports that David Berry Jr. was one of four members of a Southwest Mis
Missouri to give away historic bridge for free, with catch
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Feral hogs are a menace in parts of Missouri, so federal officials are taking to the skies to combat the wild animal that can destroy multiple acres of farmland in a single feeding frenzy.
McCaskill on campaign loss: Rural Missouri in love with Donald Trump
Sen. Claire McCaskill sat down for a candid weekend interview with KMBC Channel 9 News after her scathing speech on the Senate floor on Thursday in which she railed about political dysfunction and hyper-partisanship.
Missouri football assistant arrested for missing court date
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) _ An assistant football coach at the University of Missouri-Columbia has been arrested for missing a court date on a traffic ticket. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Vernon Hargreaves was arrested Saturday after a University Police officer discovered an arrest warrant related t