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Dane Hawkins

Dane is the morning weekday anchor and an afternoon reporter who joined the news team in January 2018.

Title: Anchor / Reporter

Dane is the morning weekday anchor and an afternoon reporter who joined the news team in January 2018. She graduated from the university of North Carolina Wilmington and while there she was a high jump, long jump, and triple jumper for the women’s Track & Field team. When it warms up you may see her out running.

She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. And in her free time, she loves to explore the area by visiting museums, local shops, and restaurants. She's not used to this cold mid-west weather, but she says she's always happy to experience something new!

Recent Posts by Dane Hawkins

Salute the Badge: Deputy's quick thinking helps save two people

In this week's Salute the Badge, Buchanan County Deputy Sheriff Dennis Yager used his training to save two people.

Edison Elementary students get new mentors

Sixth-grade students at Edison Elementary have a new group of mentors from the St. Joseph Police Department and Missouri Western's football team. It's a new program developed by Edison Elementary and United Way staff to give younger boys a male role model to look up to in a primarily female-dominated setting.

Shelters collaborate to keep people out of the cold

Warming centers and overnight shelters alike were busy but ready for Tuesday night's plunging temperatures and icy wind chills. Agencies in St. Joseph collaborated to ensure anyone who needed a warm place to stay for the night had one.

Road crews clean away snow after battling with rain

Tuesday nights storm kept St. Joseph street crews busy all night and through Wednesday morning, but it was what happened before the snow that made the cleanup efforts difficult. Before snow covered the streets, rain showers prevented street crews from pre-treating with salt.

United Way needs more millennials to volunteer

During this time of year, the United Way of Greater St. Joseph heightens their search for volunteers, for their allocation committee. A group of community volunteers who help the United Way staff decide how much money to give to their 17 partner agencies. Last year United Way raised over three million dollars, now they need help divvying up those funds. This year, there is a certain age group they really need to step up.

Small pool of candidates file for SJSD Board of Education election

The ballot for the St. Joseph School District Board of Education election in April won't have many new names. Four people have filed for candidacy and two of them are running for re-election.

Central High school teacher and her students receive surprise from veterans

For students at Central Highschool, an English lesson turned into a gift they will never forget. English teacher Joy Vandel wanted to add an extra element of writing to her students’ research project, but she and her students got a lot more out of the lesson than they expected.

Current board members decide to run for re-election in SJSD

After initial hesitation, current St. Joseph School Board member, Dr. Bryan Green, has decided to run for re-election in April.

Grocery chain changes pharmacy rules to fight opioid epidemic

Hy-Vee has changed their pharmacies policy when it comes to re-filling or filling opioid prescriptions in an attempt to fight the opioid epidemic. In a press release Hy-Vee pharmacies said, “pharmacies no longer allow a subsequent fill of a Schedule II controlled substance, or a refill of a Schedule III or Scheduled IV controlled substance more than 72 hours early without authorization from the prescriber.”

SJSD students introduced to musical instruments

St. Joseph School District students got a taste of what it would be like to play in an orchestra or band. Missouri Western University and the St. Joseph Symphony teamed up with the SJSD to encourage 5th-grade students in the district to pick music as an elective when they are eligible next year.

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Snow is expected to continue overnight being most widespread before midnight. This system could bring a little bit of a wintry mix, mainly along Highway 36 and south. That is where snow may mix in with some sleet or freezing rain. Ice accumulations are possible towards Platte County and the KC metro.
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