Mother, adult son charged in 2016 slaying of her husband
DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit woman and her adult son have been charged in the slaying of her 60-year-old husband whose body was found in the trunk of a burning car.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former St. Joseph Boy Scout leader has been sentenced to six years in prison without parole for distributing child pornography over the internet.
Home health care assistant sentenced for stealing
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A 34-year-old in-home health care nursing assistant was sentenced to five years in federal prison without parole for stealing from a client.
St. Joseph estimates nearly $1M spent in wake of flood
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — St. Joseph estimates that Missouri River flooding has cost the city around $1 million.
The St. Joseph News-Press reports that an estimated $600,000 worth of the damage...
NILES, Mich. (AP) — A southwestern Michigan city is trying to decide what to do about a popular park that's been closed for more than a year due to flood damage.
Firm hired to compile list of credibly accused priests
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An investigative and consulting company operated by three former FBI agents has been hired by the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph to compile a list of priests...
Autistic Missouri man loses lawsuit over police arrest
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The parents of a Missouri man with autism who was shocked several times with a Taser during a confrontation that began when he stopped to tie his shoe lost their lawsuit...
Graves seeks tax-filing extension for flood victims
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Sam Graves of Missouri is trying to give those affected by flooding in Missouri a reprieve from the approaching tax filing deadline.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri college campus has held a listening session in an effort to calm tensions after a video began circulating online of a black student shouting at someone wearing a...
Floodwaters begin to recede in parts of Missouri
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Floodwaters have begun to recede in parts of northwest Missouri, even as the surging Missouri River continues to strain levees as it makes its way downstream.
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — A man convicted in the fatal shooting of his wife inside a marijuana grow room in their southwestern Michigan home has been sentenced to life in prison without...
The Latest: Flood levels reached record in 3 towns
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):
This year's round of Midwestern flooding is the worst ever at three locations in Nebraska.
Former Bears cornerback to row Lake Michigan for charity
CHICAGO (AP) — Former Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman says he has a fear of water, but it won't stop him from building a boat and rowing across Lake Michigan for childhood cancer...
1 of 2 shooters in St. Joseph double homicide sentenced
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — One of two shooters in a double homicide in St. Joseph has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.
Thirty-four-year-old Luis Omar Robles-Vargas was sentenced Monday for...
No charges in St. Joseph officer-involved shooting
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Buchanan County authorities say no criminal charges will be filed against a St. Joseph police officer who shot a 42-year-old man in January.
Police: Couple thought murder plot untraceable on Snapchat
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — A woman and her boyfriend were deployed with the U.S. Army in South Korea when they conspired via Snapchat to kill her husband so she could claim the life insurance money,...
Man convicted of killing wife inside marijuana grow room
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — A man who authorities say fatally shot his wife inside a marijuana grow room in their southwestern Michigan home has been convicted of murder.
Missouri bill would ban drone use near state prisons
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are expected to consider legislation to restrict the use of drones near state prisons after recent sightings sparked concern among corrections officials that weapons or drugs were being dropped inside the grounds.
More school closures in Missouri as winter blasts continue
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The number of Missouri school districts canceling classes has grown after another round of winter weather.
The National Weather Service issued a mixture of ice storm warnings and winter weather advisories Thursday for a large swatch of the state. Schools in Kansas City, Columbia, Jefferson City and St. Joseph closed their doors, along with many smaller districts. The University of Missouri and Missouri Western also told students to stay home.
St. Joseph man acquitted of murder in 2017 shooting death
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A jury has acquitted a northwest Missouri man of second-degree murder in a 2017 shooting death.
The News-Press reports that Raydel Cespedes was found not guilty Friday after only a few hours of deliberation following a three-day trial.
Many Missouri schools call off classes due to bitter cold
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Schools across Missouri are calling off classes for Wednesday because of plummeting temperatures.
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Last of 5 suspects pleads guilty in St. Joseph double murder
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The last of five defendants has pleaded guilty in a double murder in St. Joseph.
Wife charged with murder in death of Army soldier-husband
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — A soldier at home in Michigan during the holidays was ambushed and killed by another soldier on New Year's Eve in a plot that involved the victim's wife, authorities said Monday.
Kemia Hassel, 22, and Jeremy Cuellar, 24, were charged with murder in Berrien County in southwestern Michigan. They're active duty soldiers at Fort Stewart in Georgia and were having an extramarital affair, prosecutor Mike Sepic said.
Michigan police arrest 2 in soldier’s New Year’s Eve slaying
ST. JOSEPH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police in southern Michigan have arrested two suspects in the New Year's Eve slaying of a soldier who was fatally shot while on leave.
The St. Joseph Township Police Department said Saturday that the suspects were arrested in 23-year-old Army Sgt. Tyrone Hassel III's killing after authorities received a tip.
Police said no additional information, including the suspects' names, will be released until they are arraigned.
Judge approves settlement in St. Joseph police shooting
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has approved a settlement of a lawsuit filed by the family of a man who was fatally shot by St. Joseph police in 2017.
Under a settlement approved Thursday, the parents of 27-year-old Jacob Fanning will each receive about $13,900. Fanning's two minor children will receive more than $223,000, to be distributed by their mother. Attorneys will receive more than $199,000.
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Military member fatally shot during family visit in Michigan
ST. JOSEPH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 23-year-old active duty member of the U.S. military has been shot and killed while visiting family for the holidays in southwestern Michigan.
St. Joseph Township police say Tyrone Hassell III suffered multiple gunshot wounds Monday night in St. Joseph Township, southwest of Grand Rapids. He later died at a hospital.
Authorities identify man killed in Missouri police shooting
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man killed in a police shooting in St. Joseph.
The St. Joseph News-Press reports that police Sgt. Brett Kelley says 42-year-old Christopher Kelley was killed Saturday morning after threatening officers with a firearm.
Authorities say Missouri man dies after police confronation
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 42-year-old man in St. Joseph after he clashed with officers over the weekend.
The St. Joseph News-Press reports the man was fatally wounded Saturday morning after threatening officers with a firearm. The police were at the home to serve an arrest warrant.
Planners want to keep Amtrak moving in SW Michigan
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — Planners in southwestern Michigan are trying to keep a passenger train operating between Chicago and Grand Rapids.
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Man sentenced to life in fatal St. Joseph bar stabbing
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A man who stabbed a bartender to death at a St. Joseph bar has been sentenced to life in prison.
The St. Joseph News-Press reports Eliseo Hernandez-Sebastian was sentenced Thursday for first-degree murder of Terra Welch-Reents, who was stabbed in February after telling Hernandez-Sebastian to leave the bar.
Charges dropped vs. school officials in chair tossing case
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor has dropped charges of failing to report child abuse against two school officials in a case where an art teacher threw a chair in his southwestern Michigan classroom , hitting and injuring an 11-year-old student.
Man sentenced to life for drive-by shooting in St. Joseph
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A 20-year-old St. Joseph man was sentenced to life in prison without parole for a fatal drive-by shooting.
Khaury El-Amin was sentenced Monday in the October 2017 shooting death of 26-year-old Donovan Smith.
KQ2 reports court documents said El Amin shot out of a car at Smith, who was outside a house in St. Joseph.
Carbon monoxide poisoning suspected in in St. Joseph death
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Authorities suspect carbon monoxide poisoning in the death of a man in a St. Joseph shed.
The St. Joseph News-Press reports that police say a generator was being used in the shed, where the man's body was found Sunday.
The name of the man wasn't immediately released. The investigation is ongoing.
Man buried beneath cattle feed on Michigan dairy farm dies
HARTFORD, Mich. (AP) — A 35-year-old Middleville man has died after being buried beneath cattle feed on a dairy farm in southwestern Michigan.
The Herald-Palladium of St. Joseph reports that a 30-foot-high (9-meter-high) corn silage stack broke loose about 6:30 a.m. Friday on the farm in Van Buren County's Hartford, southwest of Grand Rapids.
$450K settlement reached in police shooting lawsuit
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The family of a man who was fatally shot by a St. Joseph police officer has agreed to settle a wrongful death lawsuit for $450,000.
Teacher gets probation after tossing chair that hit student
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — An art teacher who authorities say threw a chair in his southwestern Michigan classroom, hitting and injuring an 11-year-old student, has been sentenced to nine months of probation and 50 hours community service.
St. Joseph patients get treated quickly with telemedicine
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Dr. Jana Hill says she's able to see more patients through telemedicine than traditional in-person appointment.
When you're sick, getting to the doctor is often the best and fastest way to start feeling better. While doctors used to make house calls, now the newest trend in medicine lets the patient make the call. It's called telemedicine, and it's often cheaper than an office visit and just as effective.
Man arrested in Missouri for September death of Iowa woman
WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa police say they've arrested a man in the death of a woman found not breathing at a central Iowa home nearly two months ago.
The Iowa Department of Public Safety says in a news release that 32-year-old Zachery Bassett was arrested Wednesday in St. Joseph, Missouri, on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder in the death of 50-year-old Andrea Sokolowski.
Some Michigan communities say no to marijuana businesses
NILES, Mich. (AP) — Some Michigan communities are already saying no to marijuana businesses after voters approved the use of the drug for people 21 and older .
National Park Service to visit St. Joseph to examine trails
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The nation's leading agency for national parks will be in St. Joseph in November as the city looks to revitalize some of its most historic locations.
Making the trek all the way from Santa Fe, New Mexico, landscape architects and two trail historians from the National Parks Service will spend four days getting a pulse of St. Joseph's history come Nov. 5.
Man convicted in fatal stabbing at St. Joseph bar
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A St. Joseph man has been convicted of fatally stabbing a woman at a St. Joseph bar where she worked.
The St. Joseph News-Press reports Eliseo Hernandez-Sebastian was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder, first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action.