Police say preliminary autopsy results on a 3-year-old boy indicate his death in a hotel hot tub in Saint Joseph was an accidental drowning. No charges have been filed in the August 8th death of Parker James Wilson of Rosendale. The boy died while visiting the Ramada Inn Monkey Cove Water Park with his grandparents […]
Missouri’s agriculture director says flooded farmers in Holt and Atchison counties are understandably worried about happens next. John Hagler says meetings in the two counties showed a number of concerns about persistent rumors, such as will flood insurance cover them. Hagler says the answer is “absolutely.” Also, if water damage keeps them out of […]
The Powerline Blog recently held a contest for amateur photographers and videographers to depict the role of government in the debt crisis. This powerful video shows – in just 60 seconds – how the national debt affects us as individuals.
The 8th annual sales tax holiday starts Friday. Saint Joseph shoppers will save 7.7 percent on eligible items. City Councilmember Jeff Penland says the Council chose to participate in the program this year because these are tough times. Shoppers in Saint Joseph will save three ways: they’ll save the 4.225 percent state sales tax, […]
The 3rd annual Stuff the Bus effort to fill a schoolbus with supplies for needy children starts Friday in Saint Joseph. Linda Burns of United Way says Stuff the Bus provides basic school supplies to about 900 children. Burns says shoppers entering the two Walmart stores will receive flyers describing the program and the school […]
Police are investigating the death of a baby boy in Saint Joseph this morning. The mother told police that she, a four year old, and the two-month old baby had been sleeping together. She woke up to find the baby cold and limp. Paramedics tried to revive the victim at the home in the 11-hundred […]
Saint Joseph dealt with another power outage today. This one struck at about 11 am and covered some of the same area blacked out yesterday. KCP&L’s coverage map indicates that 1463 customers were affected, compared to the 15,000 left without service for several hours yesterday. Service today was restored after about one hour.
KCP&L has restored electric service to all but 3 customers in the Saint Joseph area after a widespread outage that struck Wednesday afternoon. The utility says an equipment failure led to fire in a substation, and that caused the outage that cut power to more than 15,000 customers. KCP&L had hoped to restore service to […]
Back to School Sales Tax Holiday August 5 – 7, 2011 What’s covered and what’s not The sales tax exemption is limited to: Clothing – any article having a taxable value of $100 or less School supplies – not to exceed $50 per purchase Computer software – taxable value of $350 or less Personal computers […]
The search continues for missing Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper Fred Guthrie. The officer and his K9 were on flood duty near Big Lake when they apparently were swept away by the Missouri River Monday. Searchers yesterday found the body of the dog, named Reed, about 100 yards from where Guthrie’s patrol truck and boat […]