Tips for a safe Independence Day


As area residents gear up for Fourth of July Celebrations the American Red Cross of Northwest Missouri has a few tips to keep everyone safe. “Everyone looks forward to having fun over the Fourth of July, and the Red Cross wants to make sure people know how to stay safe while enjoying the holiday,” said […]

Area 4th of July fireworks schedule

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Here’s a look at firework displays we’ve heard about going on around the area!  Have a safe and happy 4th from the staff at the St. Joseph Post. St. Joe, Mo. – The City of St. Joseph fireworks display is estimated to be between 9:30 and 9:45 p.m. The best viewing locations are the Heritage […]

4th of July Enforcement underway


Enforcement is already underway by area troopers for the Independence Day holiday. Troop H announced last month it is once again taking part in operation C.A.R.E. during the 2015 July Fourth holiday weekend. Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) is a national traffic enforcement program aimed at making holiday weekends safer. During this enforcement operation, […]

Two taken into custody after morning standoff


The St. Joseph Police Department took two people into custody Friday morning after an almost four hour long standoff. According to Commander Eric Protzman officers attempted to serve a felony warrant on 29-year-old Timothy Ellsworth Friday around 6:30 a.m. at his home in the 200 block of West Valley Street. Ellsworth allegedly refused to cooperate with police […]

Operation Dry Water results; boating while intoxicated enforcement continues!

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The Missouri State Highway Patrol says special enforcement to prevent boating while intoxicated will continue during the Independence Day weekend through the end of the summer.   Colonel J. Bret Johnson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, says last weekend’s “Operation Dry Water” enforcement led to three arrests statewide. Troopers contacted 543 vessels and […]

Buses shutdown for the 4th


St. Joseph bus users will have to find another mode of transport over the 4th of July. St. Joseph Transit will be closed and buses will not operate on Saturday in recognition of the Independence Day holiday. For more information about St. Joseph Transit CLICK HERE.