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19-year-old charged in deadly shooting in St. Joseph

Jul. 18, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A 19-year-old has been charged with shooting and killing another man in St. Joseph. The St. Joseph News-Press reports that Dylan Grippando, of St. Joseph, is jailed on $80,000 bond on charges of second-degree murder in the killing of 21-year-old Jaiden Drimmel. No attorney is listed...

Letter with human ashes spurs Missouri city hall to evacuate

Jul. 8, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Officials in a northwestern Missouri city say a letter filled with a white, granular substance that spurred an evacuation contained human ashes. St. Joseph spokeswoman Mary Robertson said the city finance department evacuated Monday after a staffer opened the letter and saw a bag...

Life insurer sues to decide who gets payout for boy who died

Jul. 2, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A life insurance company wants a federal judge to decide who should receive a $10,000 life insurance payout for a 2-year-old Missouri boy whose parents were sentenced to probation after the toddler overheated and died. Life Insurance Company of North America said in the lawsuit filed...

Interstate 29 open north of St. Joseph to Iowa

Jun. 19, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Transportation officials say Interstate 29 in northwest Missouri and southwest Iowa has been reopened as flood waters recede. The interstate has been closed since May 29 because of flooding and flood-related damage. The St. Joseph News-Press reports traffic will restricted to one...

Missouri police officer shot while transporting prisoner

Jun. 17, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

TRENTON, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Highway Patrol says a 24-year-old police officer is recovering after being shot by a prisoner during a struggle inside a police vehicle. Trenton police officer Jasmine Diab was shot Friday while transporting the inmate, 38-year-old Jamey Aaron Griffin, to St. Joseph....

Teen pleads guilty to violence threats at Missouri schools

Jun. 11, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A 17-year-old has pleaded guilty to threatening to commit mass shootings at several schools in northwest Missouri. Andrew Lemon on Tuesday pleaded guilty to making a terrorist threat. The St. Joseph News-Press reports Lemon admitted that on April 28 he sent messages to five friends...

St. Joseph District settles bullying lawsuit

Jun. 6, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The St. Joseph school district has agreed to a nearly $130,000 settlement with a family who alleged in a lawsuit that an autistic student was bullied at an elementary school. The family said the student was the target of name-calling and other harassment at Eugene Field Elementary...

1 dead, 2 hurt in shootout involving Missouri patrol

May. 31, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

CAMERON, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says one person died and two others were injured after a high-speed gun battle involving a patrol trooper. Patrol Sgt. Jake Angle says troopers responded Friday morning to reports that someone driving on Interstate 35 was shooting from a car and had hit...

Sandbagging underway south of St. Louis

May. 30, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A substantial sandbagging operation is underway Thursday against the rising floodwater of the River Des Peres in south St. Louis near the Mississippi River. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Mississippi is expected to hit a near-historic crest in coming days. The River Des Peres...

Flooding closes more than 300 roads throughout Missouri

May. 29, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Flooding has forced the closure of more than 300 roads throughout Missouri. The Missouri Department of Transportation said Wednesday that the closures include a 67-mile stretch of Interstate 29, from just north of St. Joseph to the Iowa border. Other major highways closed because...