Public input will be key. Committee of volunteers will review submissions, and then narrow down the list of possible names to five selections for each new school. The Board of Education will make the final decision.
Friends of the Red Ribbon hosted a silent and live auction to close out AIDS Awareness Week.
St. Joseph's Tea Party Patriots is enlightening the community on the state's gun law.
A recent study by the CDC reports that a little more than six percent of teens have used pyschotropic drugs in the past month, a slight decline from years past.
A couple local groups partnered together to teach an entrepreneurship seminar targeted at those 50 years and older on Thursday.
The former president of South Africa was 95 years old.
Due to funding, the Cold Weather Shelter was still weeks away from opening. But, that changed Thursday after an anonymous donation from a KQ2 viewer.
As temperatures remain cold, Snow Creek in Weston is starting to make their artificial snow that covers their complex through the season.
Firefighters were unable to save the home, but they did prevent damage to others nearby. Authorities are now working with the state fire marshal's office to determine a cause.
New data shows the average amount of debt students carry around after they graduate college could be around the size of a down payment for a house.
The organization's executive director, Mark Cartledge, announced Thursday that the Board of Directors selected AL J Mueller Construction Co. as the general contractor for the project.
Two St. Joseph men, who happen to be best friends, are lighting up parts of the town with their dazzling, dancing Christmas light shows.
From United Way to The Salvation Army, charitable giving is down for area fundraising campaigns.
As freezing temperatures descend on the region, those on the streets will need a place to stay warm. Several local organizations are there to help.
The Community Action Partnership, or CAP for short, provides financial assistance for utility bills. They are especially busy this year with the cold temperatures.
A man is creating a new definition for job hunting. After being out of a job for a few months, and looking into hundreds of positions, he's now taking a different approach.
With a streak of cold days ahead, it's important to take the necessary precautions to avoid frozen pipes.
Gov. Nixon has announced an educational component of a bid to lure Boeing manufacturing jobs to Missouri.
Hall Accelerated School is giving a reward to students who regularly come to class.
The Jackson County Medical Examiner has ruled the death of a Smithville man at Arrowhead Stadium a homicide.
Company and founder's family reach agreement that terminates CEO.
No warming up today - it's the transition between the warmer than average start to the week and the major cool down for the rest of the forecast.
An organization at Central High School is making chairs for charity.
Mini bikes are a popular gift for the holidays, but how safe are they? Local law officials and motor experts are reminding buyers of a few tips that will keep kids safe when riding.
HiSet test will replace GED test. Registration and testing will now be done online.
Age discrimination is often blamed when companies remove an older worker from their job and replace them with someone much younger at a much lower salary. Experts say companies will try to build a case against those they are targeting to cover themselves.
It has been more than a year since Heartland announced it was renaming some of it's clinics in the Kansas City Northland to Mosaic Life Care. The company is now in the process of changing their name and brand at all locations.
Dr. W.A. Hedge announced his intentions to run on the Democratic ticket for the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday.
On the advent of a new intelligence course for foreign airmen, the 139th Airlift Wing welcomes some special guests to see what their training center is all about.
Alexander Cooper, Leonard Griffin, Christopher Martin, Joseph Phillips and Kevin Porter are named as plaintiffs in the suit.
Services at The St. Joseph Health Department will be unavailable Thursday, Dec. 5. The City of St. Joseph announced the closure due to an all day staff retreat. Employees will be focusing on public health emergency preparedness.
A bomb threat at City Hall in Kansas City, Mo. forced hundreds to evacuate Tuesday morning.
Rep. Delus Johnson, a Republican from St. Joseph, is one of four Missouri House members chosen to serve in this capacity.
As baby boomers continue in the workforce in their 50s, 60s and even 70s, age discrimination complaints against employers are up 40 percent in the past 12 years.
The Obama administration set a deadline of December 1 to have the troubled website working for the vast majority of users.
Millions of people got online to find good deals on Cyber Monday.
Police identified the man as Kyle A. Vanwinkle, 30, of Smithville. They said his cause of death is still unknown after an examination of his body did not show any obvious signs of trauma.
The St. Joseph Health Depart offers free AIDS tests on World AIDS Day.
According to police, Delbert McDonald, 76, was inside a home at 19th and Edmond when he was shot.
The White House set a deadline of Dec. 1 to improve the website. Over the weekend, it released a report touting what it says is significant progress.
The Missouri Highway Patrol responded to 299 traffic crashes during the holiday counting period. Eight people died in crashes in the state and 140 were injured.
The Special Olympics District Bowling Tournament is set for mid-December and the organization is in desperate need of volunteers.
A st. Joseph family is celebrating after winning big. A 3-year-old landed them a top spot on America's Funniest Home Videos.
A Plattsburg couple is using Christmas lights to share their joy. After losing a group of loved ones, they started decorating their land as a way to grieve, and show people that the gift of happiness, goes on.
A 12-year-old boy is suffering from a possible broken leg after being hit by a car while riding his scooter.
Police say a man has been taken to the hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound.
Police are investigating the suspicious death of a man at Arrowhead Stadium Sunday night.
The day after Black Friday has a special meaning to small businesses across the nation. 'Small business Saturday' is a day for locals to shop small in their community. One store in St. Joseph celebrated the day by giving shoppers 20 percent off all items.
A popular St. Joseph park was transformed into holiday heaven Friday night. For the 33rd year, Krug Park was lit up with thousands of lights. This year, the famous castle is shining brighter than any other display.
While shoppers scurry around the store looking for their items, employees have to deal with the crowd and keep things in order.
The Wyeth-Tootle Mansion in Downtown St. Joseph will be open for the general public on Friday and Saturday to accommodate holiday visitors.
An overnight explosion at a Central Missouri pipeline lit up the sky for miles.
The doors of JC Penny and Sears, at East Hills Mall opened early on Thanksgiving night. People were patiently waiting for the clock to strike 8.
Workers at St. Joseph's Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory have been busy preparing a sweet snack for soldiers overseas.
Fourteen Pickett Elementary students attempted the 3.1 mile race
A local St. Joseph family had such a big Thanksgiving gathering this year, they had to rent a dining hall.
Stores opening earlier and earlier to try and out duel competitors in pre-Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day evening.
As many people eat Thanksgiving dinner at home this year, others are dining out.
While most celebrate the four-day holiday weekend, Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers work overtime during the busiest travel period of the year.
Thanksgiving eve can be a busy one for law enforcement. A recent study shows that more underage drinking occurs on this night than any other holiday. Local law officials want those of age to make sure their drinks don't fall into the wrong hands.
After a vehicle crashed into a gas line at the intersection of the Belt Highway and Gene Field, crews worked late into the night to get it repaired.
Hunters shot less deer during this November's portion of Missouri Firearms Season and biologists are pointing at several possible factors.
Red Cross volunteers continue to help those affected by tornadoes in throughout the midwest last week.
It might be the rush, and not the bargains, that draws out holiday shoppers to the madness that is Black Friday.
In a conference call, Kathleen Sebelius urged state and local officials to push people to sign up for Obamacare.
Student Council members go to Second Harvest to learn and volunteer.
Brightergy accused of interfering with another solar company's negotiations with North Kansas City on a project. Brightergy recently contracted with the St. Joseph School District to install solar panels in the schools.
It's the fourth year scouts from Chillicothe have traveled to Cameron to visit with vets and thank them for their service.
The Victim's Memorial Tree is located on the north side of the Buchanan County Courthouse.
The Belt Highway was shut down Tuesday night from Floral Ave. to Woodlawn Terr. because of a traffic accident. Police say a car hit a gas line.
The price of a Thanksgiving meal varies depending on what you do for it. Many people will cook their own meal, but others may purcha
The Kansas City Drummer Girl, Kelsey Cook, helped out with the school's drum line on Tuesday in preparation for a clinic she was hosting.
Numbers are higher than usual for this time of year. The shelter is running out of room, forcing them to turn to other rescue centers for help.
Lawmakers have until the end of the year to reach a deal. If they don't, we could see milk prices double.
Triple A estimates nearly 90 percent - or nearly 39 million - of those traveling this year will be on the roads between Wednesday and Sunday.
Perry Sook, President and CEO of KQTV's parent company, Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc., rang the opening bell at the NASDAQ Marketsite in Times Square in New York City Tuesday morning to celebrate 10 years of trading on NASDAQ.
Officials say most hospitals are involved in fundraising. They say changes in healthcare are reducing reimbursements for Medicare/Medicaid and help is needed to buy new technology.
Bonds are used as incentives for businesses to invest in community.
Riders must be properly licensed and insured and have proper helmet, but will be limited on roadways with speed limits of 30 mph or less.
Two men from St. Joseph say they wanted to come help the tornado victims, because they have experience with this kind of disaster.
The St. Joseph school board met with an independent auditor on Monday evening to discuss their findings.
Students from four St. Joseph middle schools collected different items for a Thanksgiving meal and donated them to Second Harvest Community Food Bank.
With Thanksgiving just a few days away, some are getting a little help with their holiday meal. They lined up early for the annual giveaway at Second Harvest Community Food Bank Monday afternoon.
Police say a 30-year-old driver from Kansas City lost control of his vehicle, swerved off the right side of the road, and clipped two mailboxes before hitting the house.
A seminar in St. Joseph on Monday taught educational leaders and counselors ways to help children that have experienced trauma and grief.
A storm carrying ice, snow, and freezing rain is going to crash the holiday party across much of the country.
Police are still investigating after a weekend shooting in St. Joseph left two injured and a home damaged by gunfire.
An excavating company is scheduled to work on water meters near the intersection of Belt and Faraon on Tuesday, Nov. 26.
For the terminally or progressively ill, a "Get Well Soon" card might not be appropriate. But a new campaign from the Printery House in Conception seeks to find a way to give courage in trying times.
St. Joseph's Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance held their annual Thanksgiving service on Sunday evening.
AT&T showed off popular devices that will be in high demand this holiday season.
A St. Joseph great-grandmother appeared on America's Funniest Home Videos Sunday night.
A Faucett woman was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after an accident Saturday evening north of Faucett.
Two people have been arrested after two people were injured in a shooting Sunday morning.
27th Annual Mayor's Thanksgiving Dinner brought out hundreds to St. Joseph's Civic Arena.
The cold weather didn't stop eight Veterans from doing a little hunting. The fourth annual MO-KAN Ducks N' Bucks gave a lucky St. Joseph resident the chance to relax and get back into action.
Junior ROTC students at St. Joseph high schools got the chance to participate in the 91st annual Military Ball.
911 service fees from land line phones have decreased 55 percent in just five years. That decrease threatens funding to emergency response service.
As winter approaches, it's important drivers make sure they stay safe on the roads, starting with wearing seat belts. A recent survey shows that drivers in missouri are getting that message. However, the percentage of people using seatbelts isn't where safety leaders want it to be.
At a special get together, those who worked at Coleman Elementary and have retired meet to share memories.