Council approves pay raise for city manager

Bruce Woody

The St Joseph City Council voted to approve a new employment agreement with City Manager Bruce Woody. In a 6-to-3 vote, the council approved the package, which includes a pay raise of one-and-a-half percent. That’s the same percentage increase budgeted for city employees for the 2016 budget year. Mr Woody’s annual salary now stands at […]

LCSO hires new deputy

Deputy Dustin Woelfle

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department has hired a new deputy. Sheriff Steve Cox introduces Deputy Dustin Woelfle. Dustin was born in Loveland Colorado in January 1989. He was raised there and graduated from Loveland High School in 2007. Shortly after graduation he decided to move to Utica where he stayed with his grandparents while attending […]

Plans for dog park advance in Atchison

(Google Maps) This ballpark may become a dog park

The City of Atchison, Kansas appears to be following in the footsteps, or paw steps, of St Joseph, as another park in the region goes to the dogs. A workshop and public meeting is planned next month during which officials hope to get a better idea of what residents want to see in such a […]

Pallid Sturgeon larvae confirms spawning below Gavins Point Dam

Pallid Sturgeon larva

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Scientists say that three fish larvae captured from the Missouri River last year have been confirmed as those of the endangered pallid sturgeon. A U.S. Geological Survey news release issued Thursday says the 1- to 3-day-old larvae were among hundreds of larval shovelnose sturgeon and paddlefish collected near Bellevue on May […]

Nebraska nuclear power plant back online

Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials say the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant has returned to full power following a shutdown for repairs for a water leak. The Omaha Public Power District says the plant returned to full power Thursday afternoon. The plant was taken offline on July 20th to repair a water leak in a […]

Undeclared candidate appears in court charged with selling meth near school

Don Swartz

An undeclared candidate for Congress appeared in court Wednesday after he was accused of distributing controlled substances near schools. Donnie Swartz, 43, is charged in Dekalb County with three Class-A felony counts. During his initial court appearance Wednesday a judge scheduled the case for a preliminary hearing setting August 11. A judge earlier set bail […]

Another scam in Livingston County!

Livingston County Sheriff's Office Patch

The Livingston County Sheriff is warning residents about an unusual scam. A local resident reported receiving a letter giving public information about the death benefit amount paid by Social Security. The letter requested a written reply from the recipient to include the name, address, date of birth, and possibly other information for both that person […]

Muddy roadway causes injury crash

MSHP patch

A St. Joseph woman suffered moderate injuries after a crash northwest of Union Star Wednesday morning. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Sara Dryer lost control of her SUV on a mud-covered Missouri Route-M. The accident happened at 8am Wednesday seven miles northwest of Union Star at County Road 212. The vehicle left the roadway, […]