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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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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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...
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An area resident claims she was scammed out of hundreds of dollars by a St. Joseph woman. A probable-cause statement says on May 10, 2021, the alleged victim said she was scammed out of $850 by Candace L. Cosby online through Facebook Messenger. The woman said she wanted to buy two Yorkie puppies from Cosby and first sent a $300 deposit via PayPal. She said she was contacted by another woman and said the other woman asked for another $25 per puppy to get health certificates and shots from her veterinarian. The alleged victim said she sent the remaining $550 to Cosby via PayPal on May 8.

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.
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...
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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...
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.

Mother charged in connection to death of Gower baby boy, abuse of another

(GOWER, Mo.) A second Gower resident has now been charged in connection to the death of a baby and the abuse of another. Prosecutors charged Emily Huntsman, 23, with one count of child endangerment causing the death of a child and one count of child endangerment creating a substantial risk of death, according to documents filed in Clinton County Circuit Court on July 14.

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.
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.

North Platte FFA to honor alums at cookout

The North Platte FFA (Future Farmers of America) Alumni Chapter will be hosting their Alumni Summer Cookout this Saturday, July 31, at 4 p.m. at the Edgerton City Park. Kaitlyn Paxton, who teaches sixth through 12th grade agricultural education at North Platte School District, and others in the area started the organization last fall.
Saint Joseph,

No mask mandate coming to St. Joseph

With Kansas City and St. Louis reinstituting mask mandates in the wake of a new federal advisory, St. Joseph Mayor Bill McMurray told News-Press NOW that St. Joseph will not follow suit. McMurray said in an email that he does not have the votes within the council to institute another...
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Mother charged along with father in abuse case

CLINTON COUNTY, MO – The mother of a five month old boy allegedly killed by it’s father, has been charged with two counts of child endangerment. A warrant served Monday charges Emily Huntsman, 23, with one count of child endangerment causing death of a child, and one count creating substantial risk of death over the twin of the victim. Authorities claim Huntsman left the twins with their father, Dillon Livingston of Gower, after she confronted him about signs of severe abuse.
Saint Joseph,

Buckman, Paul G. 1936-2021 St. Joseph, Mo.

Paul Glennon Buckman, 84, of St Joseph, passed away Monday, July 26, 2021. He was born Oct. 11, 1936, in Indian Creek, Missouri, son of the late Dorothy (Finnigan) and Claude Buckman. Paul married Alice Johns on June 5, 1954, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, they shared 67 years together.