Buchanan County, MO

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Woman charged with second-degree murder pleads not guilty

A woman charged with the murder in the death of Ariel Starcher, whose body was found last year in rural Buchanan County, pleaded not guilty to the charge in court on Thursday. Taylor Stoughton appeared in Judge Dan Kellogg’s courtroom by video to enter the plea. More time was requested to gather more discovery evidence before the next court date.
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Missouri Democratic Party unveils changes after stark election defeat

The Missouri Democratic Party plans to expand its reach into Northwest Missouri, part of its future plan to win over rural voters after stinging defeats at the ballot box. Democrats lost each statewide race in the last election cycle. The party is seeking a grant from the Democratic National Committee that will allow the state arm to open ten offices in rural areas across the state.
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Buchanan County Jail Activity (6/03-6/08/21)

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 or responsibility for the accuracy, or completeness, of this information.
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Burnett, Charles F. 1937-2021 St. Joseph, Mo.

Charles Floyd Burnett, 83, of St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021, at his home. He was born July 16, 1937, in St Joseph, son of the late Mary and Floyd "Buzz" Burnett. He graduated from Lafayette High School, class of 1955. He worked in the Civil Service Department...
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Buchanan County assessor resigns early, Dean Wilson starting in July

Former Buchanan County assessor Scot Van Meter resigned from his post nearly three months before his term was supposed to end in August. Van Meter put in his notice and resigned on June 4 to pursue a new career opportunity in Florida. Van Meter had served as the county assessor since 2001. Dean Wilson, who was elected in November, will take over the post on July 6.
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Parson speaks to priorities on colleges, infrastructure

GRUNDY COUNTY, Mo. — In visiting the agricultural annex Thursday of a growing regional college, Gov. Mike Parson pledged to defend Missouri farmers, while speaking to his broader agenda. At the event outside Trenton, Parson spent a few moments to sign HB 574, a measure sponsored by state Rep. Kent...
Buchanan County, MOnorthwestmoinfo.com

I-229 Ramp to St. Joseph Avenue Closing This Week

Shoulder improvements will close the northbound Interstate 229 ramp to U.S. Route 59 (St. Joseph Avenue) this week. The shoulder work is part of a larger resurfacing project on I-229 from U.S. Route 71 in Andrew County to Route 371 (22nd Street) in Buchanan County. The project is expected to...
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Buchanan County assessor resigns three months before term ends

Scot Van Meter, the Buchanan County assessor, has resigned nearly three months before his term was supposed to end in August. An elected official resigning before their term ends is uncommon, but the unusual timeline for an assessor affects this outcome. In any other position, Van Meter would have been out of office and replaced by Dean Wilson, the assessor who won the local election in November. But the assessor is the only elected position in the county that has a different term — it starts in September rather than January.
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Signs of life on wages

April’s dismal national payroll report was enough of a shocker that Republican governors in half of U.S. states, including Missouri, moved to end extended unemployment benefits. The governors believed that jobless benefits were creating a disincentive to work, while others say that businesses have been slow to increase wages and...
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Interstate 229 ramps to close next week

St. Joseph, Mo. – Multiple ramp closures at the northern interchange of Interstate 229 and Interstate 29 will take place next week as part of a resurfacing project on I-229. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded the $5,599,536.83 resurfacing project to Herzog Contracting Corp., of St. Joseph. The project extends from the U.S. Route 71 intersection in Andrew County to Route 371 (22nd Street) in Buchanan County and is expected to continue through September.