Latest St. Joseph News

Man pleads guilty in fatal Lake of the Ozarks boat accident

Sep. 16, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. (AP) — A 43-year-old St. Joseph man could face up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in a Lake of the Ozarks boating accident that killed a man. Cletus Barsch pleaded guilty on Sept. 10 to one count of boating while intoxicated resulting in a homicide and two counts of...

3 northwest Missouri officers won't be charged in shooting

Sep. 14, 2019 10:12 AM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Three law enforcement officers involved in a shooting in northwest Missouri in August will not face criminal charges. Buchanan County Prosecuting Attorney Ron Holliday said Friday that he would not charge two officers from the Buchanan County Drug Strike Force and one St. Joseph...

Missouri investigation: 12 ex-clergy could face prosecution

Sep. 13, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Friday referred 12 former priests for potential criminal prosecution but stopped short of recommending charges against any top church leaders, despite concluding the Roman Catholic Church was involved in "long, sustained and far-reaching cover-up."...

Judge: 10-year-old involved in arson, Missouri boy's death

Sep. 12, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A judge has found enough evidence existed to believe a 10-year-old boy was involved in the death of a 14-year-old boy whose body was found in a burned out house. The St. Joseph News-Press reports the judge found the boy committed involuntary manslaughter and arson in the death of...

Teacher fired after becoming pregnant while unwed testifies

Sep. 10, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A teacher who lost her job at a Catholic school in Kansas City, Missouri, after becoming pregnant has testified that she believed administrators decided not to renew her contract because she wasn't married but created a paper trail of evidence to justify their decision. The Kansas...

Advocacy group criticizes Kansas City-St. Joseph bishop

Sep. 9, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An advocacy group for people sexually abused by Roman Catholic priests is criticizing the bishop of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese for not naming more people on a list of clerics who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing children. Bishop James Johnston Jr. released a...

Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese releases clergy names

Sep. 6, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph on Friday released a list of 19 clerics who Bishop James Johnston Jr. said had substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of children against them. Of the 19 clerics named, 13 have died, two have been removed from ministry, and...

Police investigate road-rage stabbing in St. Joseph

Sep. 3, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a road-rage stabbing in St. Joseph. The St. Joseph News-Press reports that that the stabbing happened around 5:45 p.m. Monday as two vehicle entered the eastern city limits on U.S. 36. One driver pulled over and the other stopped in the middle of the...

Chasing monsters, writer remains primarily a storyteller

Aug. 30, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — In the archive of hairy creatures that no one can really explain, Momo has an honored place. The name stands as shorthand for "Missouri Monster," though the beast has a lineage of storied but non-genetic kin. Think Sasquatch. Think Bigfoot. This one just happened to be in our...

1 killed in Missouri ATV crash, 2 seriously injured

Aug. 26, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

STANBERRY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say one person has been killed and two others hurt in an all-terrain vehicle crash in northwest Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash happened Sunday night 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) north of the town of Stanberry. The patrol identified the man killed as...