Brown County, KSWIBW

Brown Co. Sheriff concerned about marijuana in the county

BROWN CO., Kan. (WIBW) - Brown County Sheriff John Merchant has expressed his concern about marijuana in his county. Brown County Sheriff John Merchant says over the past few years, there has been growing concern over marijuana-related arrests in Kansas when border states have legalized the drug. He said he would like the public to see the issue from a law enforcement standpoint.
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Saint Joseph,

Local reaction following CDC's latest guidance on masks

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) As our area remains a Covid-19 hotspot, the Centers for Disease Control's newest recommendation on wearing masks indoors would certainly apply to St. Joseph. Mayor Bill McMurray called the need for the reversal of the CDC's previous stance concerning and added that local Covid-19 numbers right now tell the story.
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Saint Joseph,

Two St. Joseph men indicted for heroin trafficking and illegal firearms

Two St. Joseph, Missouri, men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and for illegally possessing firearms. Roderick A. Hughes, 48, and Franklin T. Hicks Jr., also known as “Frankie,” 40, were charged in a seven-count indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday, July 21. That indictment was unsealed and made public today following their arrest.
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St. Joseph Post

Missouri woman hospitalized after rear-end crash

BUCHANAN COUNTY—A Missouri woman was injured in an accident just before 2p.m. Wednesday in Buchanan County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2004 Chrysler Town & Country driven by Heather M. Stoneberger, 50, King City, was southbound on U.S. 169 at Woodbine in St. Joseph. The vehicle rear-ended a...

Easton Woman Hurt in Two Vehicle Rear-Ending Accident

A rear-ending accident on Interstate 35 early Thursday has left an Easton woman with minor injuries. According to Troop H of the Highway Patrol, a 2007 Nissan Murano driven by 42-year-old Easton resident Patricia L Hinrichs was traveling southbound on I-35 just south of Holt at 7:35 this morning. A 2017 Jeep Cherokee driven by 33-year-old Lathrop resident Lindsay M. Woods struck the rear end of the Hinrichs vehicle.
Clinton County,

High Speed Pursuit in Clinton County Leads to Arrest

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a high speed pursuit that led to the arrest of a Kansas City man. The Sheriff’s Office reports the deputy observed a vehicle speeding northbound on I-35 at 102 MPH on Tuesday night. The Deputy stopped the vehicle, which then took off continuing north at a high rate of speed.
Leavenworth County, KSLeavenworth Times

County discusses use of space at Cushing building

When they met this week, Leavenworth County commissioners discussed how much space in the former Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital building should be set aside for for-profit companies. Before making such a determination, commissioners want County Administrator Mark Loughry to visit with local nonprofit agencies regarding the amount of space they...
Clay County,

Tractor-Trailer Driven by Dearborn Man Involved in Injury Accident

A woman was injured when her vehicle struck a tractor-trailer in Clay County. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports 86-year-old Helen L. Hamilton crashed into the truck while trying to change lanes while driving south on 435 north of 210 Highway at 2:25 pm. Dearborn resident, 60-year-old William C. Cutting was...
Leavenworth, KSLeavenworth Times

Commissioners advance illegal camping ordinance

When they met this week, Leavenworth city commissioners advanced a proposed illegal camping ordinance that is aimed at addressing homeless encampments. Commissioners reached a consensus Tuesday to advance the proposed ordinance for a final vote. It likely will be brought before commissioners for final action in two weeks. The ordinance,...
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Mother of 5-month-old killed in Gower now charged

The mother of a northwest Missouri five-month-old who died in February has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child for not reporting the suspected abuse. Thirty-three-year-old Emily Huntsman faces two felony abuse charges. The father of Jaxon Ray Livingston is charged with killing the child. Law enforcement responded...
Kansas StateKAKE TV

6-year-old Kansas girl dies after weekend crash

SABETHA, Kan. (KAKE) - A 6-year-old girl has died two days after the car she was riding in was rear-ended by a semi in northeast Kansas. The accident happened at around 7 p.m. Sunday on U.S. 75 and 260th Road in Brown County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports a 1973 Volkswagen was stopped and waiting to turn left when is was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer.
Clinton County,

Gower Woman Charged With Child Endangerment

23 year old Emily Huntsman of Gower has been charged by Clinton County Prosecutors with one count of child endangerment in the death of a child and an another count of child endangerment creating a substantial risk of death. Huntsman left her twin baby boys in the care of Dillon Livingston, who was charged in May with the murder of his 5 month old son. Officials say Huntsman saw signs of abuse of her twins and still left her boys in Livingston’s care.
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Board OKs COVID-19 protocols for schoolyear

During the monthly Unified School District 207 board meeting July 26 at the district office, board members approved the COVID-19 protocols for the 2021-2022 schoolyear as recommended by Keith Mispagel, superintendent of schools. Face coverings are required for all staff, faculty and students inside district buildings unless they meet one...
Leavenworth, KSLeavenworth Times

City Commission candidates answer questions

Eleven candidates for Leavenworth City Commission will face each other in the Aug. 3 primary election. The candidates are running for three at-large positions on the City Commission. The Leavenworth Times submitted the same questions to all of the candidates. The answers from five of the candidates are presented here....

Nodaway County U.S. Route 71 Intersection Improvements Complete

St. Joseph, Mo. – Intersection improvements on Nodaway County U.S. Route 71 are now complete. The improvements began in the summer of 2020 as part of the expansion to the Northwest Missouri State University’s Wright Farm facility. Crews hired by the university, working through a permit issued by the Missouri Department of Transportation, were able to complete the project today, removing temporary traffic signals and restoring access to Icon Road.
Leavenworth, KSLeavenworth Times

No injuries reported after fire

No injuries were reported following a fire in north Leavenworth, a Fire Department spokesman said. The fire was reported at 8:42 p.m. Tuesday in the 1300 block of Pawnee Street. Leavenworth Fire Marshal Andy Brooks said the homeowner was outside at the time doing yard work when he noticed smoke...
Platte City,

Playground equipment still delaying splash pad opening

There’s still not a definite opening date for the much-anticipated splash park in Platte City, but the current talk is of a possible early September opening. As previously reported, the holdup deals with the shipping of the new playground equipment for the splash pad, which is at 1009 Second Street in Platte City, the former site of the Rising Star Elementary School.