Dec 04, 2019 12:00 PM

Teen accused in St. Joseph shooting faces upgraded charge

Posted Dec 04, 2019 12:00 PM

By BRENT MARTIN

St. Joseph Post


A juvenile accused in the shooting death of another teenager last month in St. Joseph now faces a more serious charge.


The 14-year-old is now charged with manslaughter in the early November shooting.


Originally, authorities charged the juvenile with assault. They upgraded the charge in wake of the victim’s death.


The identity of the teen has not been disclosed, since the case remains in juvenile court.


A charge of armed criminal action also has been filed against the teenager.


St. Joseph police officers responded to a call about a shooting at 29th and Penn Streets November 9th. A 14-year-old was taken to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City by life-flight helicopter. The teenager later died from his injuries.

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Giving locally on Giving Tuesday supports community efforts year round

by SARAH THOMACK

St. Joseph Post


Giving locally on Giving Tuesday can help several agencies in St. Joseph help others in need year round.


St. Joseph United Way Campaign Director Renita Neville says Giving Tuesday is a nationwide effort to encourage people to give back.


“We’ve just come off of Thanksgiving, we’re starting the holiday shopping season and the goal is to kind of have people redirect and think about what’s important in life and to give back and to kind of focus those efforts for one day out of the year.”


Neville says anyone who donates to United Way can support a variety of local agencies which focus on education, health or financial stability.


“A donation could support something like quality childcare for working parents in our community, it could look like work for individuals with developmental disabilities through supported employment at UCP or through sheltered employment through Specialty Industries,” Neville says. “It might look like a safe place to stay and start over for a woman and her children that have left a domestic violence situation… lots of different ways that the money donated to United Way is used to support a wide variety of needs in our community.”


The United Way of Greater St. Joseph partners with 17 local agencies. For more information or to donate, go to stjosephunitedway.org.