Traffic accident

2 Injured near Utica in accident; authorities almost struck by passing motorist during investigation

Drivers of two vehicles were injured this morning in an accident at Utica. The highway patrol said 23-year-old Cody Ward of St. Joseph received moderate injuries, and 27-year-old Danielle Lopez of Utica sustained minor injuries. Both were taken by ambulance to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. It was 7:30 this morning when according to the […]

Domestic Violence

Man arrested in Grundy County on domestic assault charge

A St. Joseph resident has been arrested on a felony charge of domestic assault in the second degree. 42-year-old Anthony Michael Roberts is accused of causing physical injury by choking a household member: Lisa Villarreal on Sunday. Bond is 15 thousand dollars cash. Roberts is to appear next Tuesday May 24th in the associate division of Grundy County […]

St. Joseph man sentenced to 15 years in prison for role in meth distribution

A St. Joseph, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for role in a large-scale conspiracy that distributed more than 15 kilograms of methamphetamine in St. Joseph and across a four-state region. Shannon Wayne Martinez, also known as “Big Homie,” 39, of St. Joseph, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays to […]

Drug Arrests

10 arrested in Grundy County on Grand Jury indictments involving drug charges

Grundy County authorities are reporting several individuals arrested on Grundy County Grand Jury indictments, accusing them with distributing a controlled substance or conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. 48-year-old Misty Smith of Trenton is accused of three counts of distributing dilaudid. 48-year-old Patricia Todd, also known as Patricia Chipps, of Trenton is accused of one […]

Benton’s M.J. Johnson officially signs with NCMC Pirates

St. Joseph Benton senior forward M.J. Johnson has become the third student-athlete to sign within the past five days with the North Central Missouri College men’s basketball program.  Johnson, a 6’6″ wing, was an All-Midland Empire Conference honorable mention selection in the 2015-2016 season. He joins Trenton High School forward Cree Mullenix and Kirksville High […]

NCMC Pirates to sign Benton High School’s M.J. Johnson on Tuesday morning

The PAR Broadcast Group has learned that North Central Missouri College men’s basketball coach Steve Richman will sign his second in-state recruit within the past week, with St. Joseph Benton senior forward M.J. (Mikhlyn) Johnson signing with the Pirates. Johnson is 6’6” in height, and an All-Midland Empire Conference honorable mention selection in his senior year. […]