One at large after armed robbery

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St Joseph police searched a Midtown neighborhood Thursday morning after an armed robbery in the 1300 block of Frederick. Capt. Jeff Wilson said a black man wearing all black clothing and a black ski mask indicated he had a firearm and demanded cash from the clerk at the Wood’s Mini Mart at 1334 Frederick. Descriptions at the […]

Two injured in structure fire

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(UPDATE) Two people suffered smoke inhalation but refused hospitalization after fire destroyed their home in the 6500 block of King Hill. That fire was reported around 4:30 Thursday morning. Fire apparatus blocked traffic on King Hill for about an hour and a half. Two residents refused housing assistance from the American Red Cross They made it out of the […]

Lovers Lane motorcycle crash victims identified

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The St. Joseph Police Department has identified the two men involved in a Tuesday morning motorcycle crash that shutdown Lovers Lane for several hours. Traffic Sgt. Chris McBane has identified 25-year-old Quinn Reeder as the driver of the motorcycle and 27-year-old Zachary Sauls as the passenger. Officers responded Tuesday around 7:18 a.m. to the 2200 […]

UPDATE: Man charged after allegedly breaking into Maryville home naked

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A St. Joseph man has been charged in Nodaway County after allegedly breaking into a home nearly naked and assaulting two women. 34-year-old Bradley Vulgamott is charged with felonies for first degree assault, first degree burglary, and first degree property damage. According to the Maryville Department of Public Safety officers received a report Wednesday around […]

ACT scores drop in St. Joseph School District

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The latest ACT scores or the St. Joseph School District shows a drop of more than a full point. The composite score for district high school students full from 21.3 in 2014 to 20.1 in 2015. The state composite score was 21.7 for 2015. Students at Central High School averaged 20.7, Benton averaged 19.4 and […]

Western offers free credit course on Cronkite

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St. Joseph, Mo. —Missouri Western State University plans to offer a free one-credit-hour course on Walter Cronkite. The course, titled “Walter Cronkite’s Enduring Legacy” will run Sept. 5 through Oct. 24 and will be taught by Dr. Robert Vartabedian, Missouri Western’s president. The course is open to anyone. Those interested can enroll by calling 816-271-4100. […]

Kearney woman charged with Platte County vehicle larcenies

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A Kearney woman has been charged with breaking into several parked vehicles throughout several Platte City neighborhoods. Stephanie McKinzie, 19, was charged with the class C felony stealing for the vehicle larcenies. Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd said charges were filed August 14 following an investigation by the Platte County Sheriff’s Office. Platte County […]