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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At a special get together, those who worked at Coleman Elementary and have retired meet to share memories.
An indoor smoking ban, voted down by the St. Joseph City Council earlier this year, could be making its way on to election ballots this April.
Fifty years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed.
Winter weather leads to school throughout the Midland Empire to cancel and delay classes.
Around 450 showed up for the annual celebration that also gave parents and students a chance to learn about area social service offerings.
State auditor reveals 41 findings in public meeting to share results. Follow up will be required.
The northbound lanes of I-29 near mile marker 97 in Holt County were shut down for hours as troopers worked the scene.
The cat, in a south St. Joseph neighborhood, survived the injury. Now, the owner is warning others about the abuse.
AT&T celebrated the unveiling of 4G LTE service to the St. Joseph area in a celebration at the company's local store.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says multiple accidents have blocked parts of northbound I-29 in Holt County.
Both the City Streets Department and the Missouri Department of Transportation have made preparations to respond to winter weather if it happens overnight.
Volunteers round up workers, money to build a new addition for John Shankman. He was seriously injured in a rollover accident in March.
MoDOT has released a new app for smartphone and tablet users that helps drivers make travel plans when winter weather hits.
Alec Jennings announced on Thursday that he is seeking to run on the Democratic ticket for Buchanan County Clerk in 2014.
An Illinois man has been charged with sexual abuse in Buchanan County
A housing bubble bursting, then local controversy, has slowed development of Uptown. Now a consensus on moving forward has people optimistic about its future.
Missouri man becomes 69th person to be executed by the state since the mid 1970s.
A building on 6th and Messanie Street in St. Joseph was demolished on Wednesday to clear a lot for sale.
Police say 38-year-old Matthew Vanvacter's body was found along the railroad tracks early Saturday morning at Lake Avenue and Alabama Streets.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 50-year-old Robin Thomas died when she lost control of her car north of St. Joseph.
Andrew County Prosecutor Steven Stevenson has released his office's review of the investigation into a deputy-involved shooting on Halloween night that ended in the death of a Gower man.
Wednesday is Winter Weather Awareness Day, and it's a day to get started with your preparations for the inevitability of harsh winter weather.
Joseph Franklin was executed early Tuesday morning at the state prison in Bonne Terre.
Probable cause statement says Platte Co. R-III player ripped the helmet off an opposing player and struck him in the head with it.
The Missouri Hospital Association named Heartland Health/Mosaic Life Care's Auxiliary as the 2013 Auxiliary of the Year.
Smokers that have quit or are in the process will find support this week at the annual Great American Smokeout, which celebrates quitting smoking.
Local attorney and Missouri Western supporter Dan Boulware was honored with an Impact Award from the Family Investment Center on Tuesday.
Outage affected Andrew, DeKalb, Caldwell, and Clinton counties
Despite a slow start, some hunters are finding beneficial ways to share their meager harvest.
A high school football player faces a misdemeanor charge after authorities say his contact with another player on the field went too far.
The St. Joseph Metro Chamber hosts the event each year, teaming up with local businesses to give away a $10,000 grand prize.
An unusual crime left police searching for answers Tuesday. According to Capt. Jeff Wilson, officers responded to the call in the 3800 block of Powers Drive around 2 a.m.
A northwest Missouri principal is geared up for deer season, but not the deer season so many others look forward to. The "dear" season at St. Gregory's in Maryville stands for Drop Everything And Read.
The tourism industry in St. Joseph has grown from $43 million to $158 million in the 20 years since the enactment of a 1/10 of one cent tourism sales tax in 1993.
The university's Board of Regents approved a resolution Monday to build a new $1.6 million University Police Department.
The proposed AG-Expo Center on 36 Highway gained funding from the Buchanan County Commission on Monday, one step in reaching their financial goals.
The St. Joseph Red Cross is on stand by as officials assess the damage caused by Midwestern tornadoes on Sunday.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above 16,000 points for the first time in history Monday morning.
Independence police say officer James Lockard was knocked off his ATV by a falling tree Saturday.
History has been made on Wall Street. The Dow topped the 16,000 mark for the first time ever Monday. Not to be outdone, the S&P 500 also reached a new high, surpassing 1,800 for the first time.
A South Side homeowner is left with barely anything after his home caught on fire Sunday afternoon.
A massive storm system is threatening one-third of the United States.
Trevor Adams accounts for four touchdowns in the Bearcats 51-21 win.
Police need help identifying man involved in Highway 59 accident.
A St. Joseph woman is in custody, charged with first degree robbery in an alleged home invasion and robbery in Cameron earlier this week.
When game time comes, family loyalties are dropped when it comes to Missouri Western and Northwest.
Hunters will be out bright and early on Saturday as rifle season for deer starts for Missouri.
The Missouri Department of Conservation is reminding hunters to be safe as rifle season starts on Saturday.
A St. Joseph native, who participated in the March on Washington, is sharing his story.
The pros and cons are debated as Hawaii becomes the 16th state to recognize same-sex marriages.
It takes eight weeks for staff to decorate the parks with holiday displays and more than 325,000 lights.
After falling behind schedule, SJSD officials say crews are back on timetable for completion of two new St. Joseph elementary schools.
St. Joseph School District Superintendent Fred Czerwonka held a press conference to update the community on the district's goals and status.
A local organization is helping locals with Medicare D enrolling.
About 750 eligible voters were not allowed to vote on sales tax question because of miscommunication between county commissioners and county clerk's office.
The next generation of farmers are getting a little help with their careers. Northwest Missouri State University hosted an agriculture visit day today to prepare students for some of the opportunities ahead.
Police say Megan Wright allowed the victim to become severely malnourished.
Thursday, the President responded to criticism about the heatlcare.gov roll out and introduced changes to the Affordable Care Act.
Andrew County prosecutor Steven Stevenson has charged a St. Joseph woman for her involvement in an incident that led to a suspect being fatally shot by a Buchanan County deputy.
The FBI says tips have led to the identification and location of a suspected child molester.
Buses equipped with GPS systems and better communications with headquarters are just a few of the new features helping St. Joseph Transit provide better service.
What has become a weekly routine for Harold McCampbell, Don Ransom, Mike Scheidegger and Sandy Gumm was put on hold after one group member found a lump in his neck.
Habitat for Humanity in St. Joseph started work on a new home for a local woman on Wednesday.
The Agri-Business Expo board met with the County Commissioners office on Wednesday to discuss funding for their new Expo Center.
Attorney claims Chiefs receiver is innocent after arrest for speeding and marijuana possession.
Police say Matthew S. Carpenter is in custody after he led officers on a search Tuesday that resulted in the lockdown of a nearby elementary school.
A Bank Midwest branch in Maryville was robbed Wednesday morning.
Holly Johnston's racquetball partner is none other than St. Joseph School District Superintendent Dr. Fred Czerwonka.
Staff takes precaution as police were searching nearby wooded area for fugitive described as armed and dangerous.
Coleman Elementary was under a lockdown while police searched a nearby wooded area for a fugitive described as armed and dangerous.
According to a new study, more and more drivers are surfing the web and checking email while driving.
Ryan Ferguson walked out a free man from the Boone County jail.
Researchers at the University of Cambridge say they have found a way to hack into your smartphone and figure out your PIN numbers.
Students at Skaith Elementary school painted as part of a school-wide art project. The project is part of the school's anti-bullying week.
Students from around the state of Missouri descended on Missouri Western on Tuesday to compete in the Entrepreneurship Challenge.
Authorities say the man ran from bounty hunters after barricading himself in an apartment on N. 36th Street.
Ferguson was convicted in 2005 of killing Columbia Tribune Sports Editor Kent Heitholt
Gov. Jay Nixon shakes the hands of Mound City's student council, as he begins his discussion of modern education.
The man is wanted by the FBI after images surfaced online of the man being photographed while engaging in sex acts with a child. His identity and current location are unknown at this time.
This year's sale bonanza starts earlier than ever, at 6pm on Thanksgiving day. That's two hours sooner than last year.
A fire broke out before 2:00 A.M. on Tuesday morning, leaving three of its residents displaced.
A passing driver sees a woman bit by a pit bull and pulls over to assist. When he is approached by one of the pit bulls, he pulls out a gun and shoots the dog.
People of all ages gather in downtown St. Joseph to recognize and honor those who have served the country.
ABC Handguns hosted their 2nd annual Handgun Safety Class, where some children attended.
A new store, specializing in E-Cigarettes, has opened in St. Joseph.
The theft happened last week from the county road and bridge barn. According to the sheriff's office, someone stole an enclosed trailer that had 14 voting machine bins and other voting equipment inside.
Tech Sergeant Lonnie Bass tells elementary students why he joined the Air Force.
A St. Joseph veteran is heading to our nation's capital, on the Honor Flight, to remember the lives lost during World War II.
The United States Marine Corps celebrated its 238th birthday on Saturday.
An organization at Missouri Western is making a strong comeback. After being off campus for more than a decade, competitive debate and forensics is back like they never left.
We've seen a number of deadly accidents, on Interstate 29, near St. Joseph in recent weeks. State troopers have been working since this summer to make the highway safer.
45 day comment period begins on new 20-year plan.
The state's decision to suspend red light camera tickets may affect those that haven't paid their tickets yet.
Senator Roy Blunt visited St. Joseph on Friday to tour Altec and discuss job creation.
Burning an old and tattered US flag is the traditional and respectful way to retire it.
Two more men have been sentenced for their role in an ID fraud case through the St. Joseph license office.
Court ruling in eastern Missouri comes down against cameras, saying tickets go to the owner of a vehicle that runs a red light and not the driver.
Deputies say they discovered the drugs during a traffic stop on I-435 near NW Cookingham Road in Platte County Wednesday.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 65-year-old Jerry Wofford has died from injuries he suffered in the accident.
A party that was busted last weekend ended up in 20 teenagers getting summons for illegal activities.
Weeks after a man's body was recovered from the Missouri River, authorities finally know who he is.
So long, frozen pizza: Trans fat in foods may eventually become a thing of the past.
Police say a call came in around 8:40pm Wednesday of a man robbed in the parking lot of the St. Jo Frontier Casino.
Transfer of ambulances, equipment and staffing will be just the start of work to do before changeover next July.
Audio/Visual and other electronics are among the items stolen from Ebenezer United Methodist Church.
MWSU lecture series shows how students are applying their knowledge to real-life projects
Bright LED lights are now a part of the skyline in Atchison.
The latest road block for the controversial cameras stems from a recent appeals court ruling involving a case from eastern Missouri.
Trainers at RAD kids are teaching young people how to protect themselves. RAD stands for resisting aggression defensively.
Fourth Street is closed from Messanie to 759 Highway for at least 24 hours.
The Center for Mulitcultural Education and the Division of Student Affairs at Missouri Western hosted the Tunnel of Oppression, a new exhibit for the public.
Second Harvest Community Food Bank is working with Apple Market this year to collect items for Thanksgiving meal boxes.
A Nodaway-Holt sophomore started a safe driving campaign targeted at teenagers.
Thanks to a grant, this printer is now in a classroom for students to see their three dimensional designs come to life.
University of Kansas Doctor Lee Norman answers six important questions about flu vaccinations.
Planned Affordable Care Act enrollment sessions from Northwest Health Services have been rescheduled.
A brief light show is scheduled to highlight a new Atchison landmark.
$1.2 million bond for school safety gets 56 percent of vote, but not the 2/3 vote necessary for passage. Meanwhile, levy for school operations passes.
1/4-cent sales tax on the ballot passes comfortably by 66-34 percent margin.
The tax is expected to raise around $650,000 for the city's ambulance district. The money will help pay to update the ambulance fleet, hire more staff and cover maintenance costs on their vehicles.
A light turnout out the polls on a rainy Tuesday brought enough votes to move forward with an ambulance tax in Buchanan County.
A group met at Empower U in St. Joseph Tuesday to address the growing number of deaths associated with prescription drug overdoses.
The AFL-CIO had to send people home, because they reached their max number of applicants for Adopt-a-Family in just fifteen short minutes. There's still plenty of time to sign up.