Troopers in church anger some

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The new head of the Nebraska State Patrol is defending his proposed outreach program that would encourage on-duty troopers to attend county fairs, public celebrations, sporting events and church services. Colonel Brad Rice, who has been leading the agency since March, remains committed to the idea of the program even though […]

Mom thwarts attempted kidnapping

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 33-year-old man has been arrested in the attempted kidnapping of a 3-year-old girl in Lincoln.  The incident happened around 9:15 p.m. Saturday. According to Lincoln police, a woman and her 3-year-old daughter were shopping at a grocery store when a man suddenly grabbed the child and ran toward the exit. […]

Unusual boating accident causes serious injuries

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An unusual boating accident at Lake of the Ozarks sent a Colorado man to the hospital with serious injuries. The report from the Water Division of the Missouri State Highway Patrol describes it as a “fall inside a boat.” Investigators say the speed boat was travelling at excessive speed when it hit a wave. That […]

Head-on crash injures two

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Two people were hospitalized after a crash Saturday night in Agency, Missouri. The crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol says a vehicle driven by Steven Whittaker of Wathena, Kansas crossed the center-line along Route-FF just before 10:30pm Saturday. His vehicle crashed head-on with a Toyota driven by Tyler Hoffman of St Joseph. Mr […]

US Judge blocks Waters of the United States rule


A federal judge in North Dakota blocked the Obama administration’s controversial water pollution rule, hours before it was due to take effect.  But the ruling apparently only effects those states, including Missouri, who sued to block implementation of the new law US Judge Ralph Erickson found that the states suing to block the rule met the […]

Buchanan County booking activity 8/27/2015


Here’s the latest booking activity from the Buchanan County Jail. All persons included in this post are innocent of crimes until proven guilty in a court of law. These are courtesy photos. This information is provided by the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office and is not criminal history. The St Joseph Post assumes no legal liability […]