Ron Johnson joined the KQ2 team in May 2018 as a multimedia journalist.
I'm very excited to join the KQ2 family! I come to St. Joseph from Kansas City just down the road and it's exciting to be able to do something I enjoy every day. Since I was about 14, I knew I wanted to be involved in news, it was a desire that stuck with me through high school and college. When I attended the latter, I knew for sure this is what I wanted to do.
I attended the University of Central Missouri (Go Mules), and immediately got involved in video production at KMOS-TV. Throughout my college career, I learned and grew at the station, starting off as a volunteer student producer and working my way up to a Co-Host of one of the station's longest running student produced shows.
I graduated from UCM in 2016 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Digital Media Production, with an emphasis in news. Since then, I've done everything from serving food to substitute teaching all to get me to where I am today. It's truly an honor to be able to share the stories of this community here in St. Joseph, and if you have another one you'd like me to share, don't hesitate to reach out to me on social media.
For so many students heading off or back to college this fall, the future looks a bit uncertain, especially for international students.
About 1,200 Evergy customers were without power Saturday night
Even after the city voted not to initiate a mask ordinance, some St. Joseph city council members are still somewhat divided on the usage of masks.
Police are investigating after a stabbing left one person seriously injured at the Brittany Village Apartments on the 4th of July.
Drivers say people are throwing rocks and/or bricks at cars along U.S. Hwy 36, damaging them and putting lives at risk.
State Troopers say they're seeing a 15 percent increase in deadly accidents on Missouri roads compared to this time last year.
Social service agencies have been stretched thin during the coronavirus pandemic. Many have had issues staying operational while still trying to serve their clients and the community. At the Bartlett Center in St. Joseph, they have managed to do both.
The crash happened late Wednesday night at the intersection of N belt Hwy and Rochester Road.
Candelynn Silvey's family says she's been holding lemonade stands for the past three years but this year she's raising money to help fund the city's new animal shelter.
The City of St. Joseph still has two open debris drop-off locations at the old Riverfront Park west of downtown off Francis Street and north of Heritage Park.