LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

01/17/2019

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PLANS CALL FOR CAMERON PRISONS TO BE CONSOLIDATED

In his first State of the State address, Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced that inmates and employees at the Crossroads Correctional Center will be transferring to the Western Missouri Correctional Center over the next several months and Crossroads will go into caretaker status. That move would combine the two Cameron prisons and will help to ensure that the state can deliver “a much needed pay raise across the department” according to Parson.  It’s believed that consolidating the prisons, along with a contribution by Parson’s administration to the pay plan will save the department in the neighborhood of $35 million. A spokesperson with the Department of Corrections said Crossroads which has been the subject of a number of federal violations will go into caretaker status which means the state will maintain the facility operationally but no inmates will be housed there and no employees will be working at the facility. In addition, the move would not require any additional offenders be released, while at the same time provide the highest pay increase in Missouri Department of Corrections history.

 

SERIOUS INJURIES FOR AREA TRUCKER

A Baring, MO Trucker was seriously injured when his tractor-trailer unit went off MO 15, five miles south of Memphis at 6:45 AM Wednesday. The patrol said 66 year old John M. Tarpein was northbound when his rig travelled off the right side of the roadway and overturned. He was transported to Scotland County Memorial Hospital in Memphis, then later transferred to Blessing Hospital in Quincy. In addition to the two troopers and the patrol corporal on scene, assistance was provided by the MO Department of Natural Resources, the Scotland County Sheriff’s Department and the Scotland County Fire Department.

 

ICE COVERED ROADWAY BLAMED IN PUTNAM COUNTY WRECK

A Lavonia driver received minor injuries in a single vehicle wreck in Putnam County Tuesday morning. The patrol said that wreck happened around 9:10 AM Tuesday as 61 year old Deborah J. Scott was northbound on MO 149, approximately 4 miles north of Martinstown when her vehicle began sliding on the ice covered roadway, went off the roadway and struck a fence.  Scott was transported to Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville by Putnam County Ambulance.

 

MODERATE INJURIES IN RANDOLPH COUNTY ROLLOVER CRASH

A  Moberly woman was transported by Randolph County ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment after her northbound vehicle slid on an ice covered Mo Highway 3, three miles north of Roanoke in Randolph County around 6:30 Tuesday morning. The patrol said 18 year old Elizabeth D. Wilson received moderate injuries when her auto rand off the road and overturned several times, coming to rest on its top. The Westran Fire Department and Randolph County Sheriff’s Department provided assistance on scene.

SEVERAL PEOPLE INVOLVED IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY WRECK TUESDAY NIGHT

The highway patrol worked a single vehicle wreck on Livingston County Road 230, 3 miles east of Chillicothe at 8:30 Tuesday night.  According to the report, 36 year old Mathew J. Pike of Chillicothe was westbound on the ice covered road when he lost control and the vehicle he was driving went off the north side of the road, struck a culvert and overturned into a creek bed. The auto came to rest in the creek bed on the driver’s side facing northeast.  A total of 7 people, (counting the driver) were in the vehicle at the time of the crash. 32 year old Scarlette R. Tripp of Chula received moderate injuries along with 19 year old Michelle L. Scott of Chillicothe and 30 year old Leticia M. Citiron of Chillicothe. All three were transported to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicotrhe by Livingston County EMS. 26 year old James W. Gillespie of Chillicothe, 25 Year old Joey M. Cahill of Chillicothe and 49 year old Troy L. Cunningham of Chillicothe all had minor injuries and refused medical treatment. The report did not indicate whether the driver was injured or treated in anyway. The patrol was assisted by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department.

 

THREATS TO BOMB HOSPITAL LANDS MAN IN JAIL

KTVO and KTVO.com reports a Kirksville man is accused of threatening to bomb the hospital in Kirksville. Jason Blanton, 43, of Kirksville, is charged with Second-Degree Terrorist Threat. Kirksville police said Blanton was drunk on January 12, 2019, and walked into the emergency room at Northeast Regional Medical Center, yelling and making threats to bomb the hospital and staff. When police responded, an officer found Blanton walking not far from the hospital. According to court documents, hospital employees told investigators that Blanton was banging on the window where the receptionist sits and said, "I am the police today, and I am going to blow up the hospital and the staff members." The witness said Blanton was demanding to speak to a female hospital employee, who he claimed had molested one of his family members and covered it up. Blanton was arrested, and court documents state he told an officer, "I did go to the hospital and told them I was going to blow them up." The suspect is being held in the Adair County Law Enforcement Center on $5,000 cash-only bond. On Wednesday, Judge Kristie Swaim denied a motion for bond reduction. Next up in the case , Blanton is due in court on January 30, 2019, for his preliminary hearing.




Local & Regional News Summary

01/16/2019

 

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SLICK ROADS AGAIN THIS MORNING!

Moisture from fog, melted snow and even light drizzle is responsible for many slick roads this (WED) morning across the area. Parking lots, bridges, overpasses, sidewalks and more have been affected due to temps dropping overnight and early this morning. Allow extra time to scrape windshields and for travel this morning.

 

RALLS COUNTY MAN ARRESTED FOR STABBING WIFE

A Hannibal TV Station, KHQA-TV is reporting a Ralls County man has been arrested for domestic assault involving a stabbing. The Ralls County Sheriff’s Department said 46 year old Michael J. Arnett of Ralls County was placed under arrest after the department responded to a domestic disturbance call Monday night on Oak Hill Road. Authorities said upon arrival they found a woman with non-life threatening injuries received during an altercation. Arnett was arrested and taken to the Pike County Jail. The woman was treated and released at a local hospital.

SLICK ROADS TO BLAME FOR PUTNAM COUNTY SINCLE CAR ACCIDENT

The highway patrol said a Lavonia woman sustained minor injuries in a Putnam County wreck around 9:10 yesterday (TUES) morning. According to the report, 61 year old Debora Scott was northbound on MO 149, approximately 4 miles north of Martinstown when she lost control of her vehicle when it started sliding on the ice covered roadway and went off the road and struck a fence. Scott was transported by ambulance to Putnam County Memorial Hopital in Unionville for treatment.

LAPLATA MAN ESCAPES BEFORE VEHICLE BURST INTO FLAMES

 KTVO and KTVO.com reports a quick-thinking driver managed to escape moments before his vehicle burst into flames. Just after 8 a.m. Tuesday, the Kirksville Police Department and Kirksville Fire Department were called out for a report of a pickup truck fully engulfed in flames.

According to a police officer at the scene, the driver from La Plata was experiencing engine problems while driving down Baltimore Street.  He pulled into a parking lot of a shopping center in the 2100 block of North Baltimore Street. The driver told police he heard a loud pop, then noticed smoke coming from under his hood. He quickly jumped out of the pickup, and that is when flames started shooting out. Firefighters were able to douse the flames before they spread to the rest of the truck. Crews were on standby for several minutes after putting the flames out to make sure they didn't spark back up. No injuries were reported.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


PUTNAM COUNTY COURT HOUSE TO CLOSE JANUUARY 17TH -  JANUARY 21ST

All Putnam County Courthouse Offices, including the courts, located in Unionville, Mo., will be closed from January 17 to January 21 for an extensive electrical upgrade project, according to a media release issued by the county. County Officials are asking that the public refrain from entering the courthouse building for their safety, and so that the contractors can work without interruption. The new release states that the county will return to business on January 22.  




Local & Regional News Summary

01/15/2019

 

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SLICK ROADS REPORTED THIS MORNING ACROSS THE AREA

Moisture from fog, melted snow and even light drizzle is responsible for many slick roads this (TUES) morning across the area. Parking lots, bridges, overpasses, sidewalks and more have been affected due to temps dropping overnight and early this morning. Allow extra time to scrape windshields and for travel this morning.

 

SHELBY COUNTY ACCIDENT

The highway patrol investigated a single vehicle wreck on Monroe County Road 284, 5 miles southwest of Shelbina at 2:40 Monday afternoon when a pickup driven by 16 year old Jesse R. Thomas of Shelbina went off the right side of the road and struck a ditch. The driver was not injured, however a passenger, identified as 16 year old Kierstyn R. Bock of Clarence was transported to Samaritan Memorial Hospital in Macon for treatment of minor injuries.

 

HOWARD COUNTY HEAD-ON COLLISION

A two car crash in Howard County at 2:50 Sunday afternoon sent three people to the hospital. According to the report, 18 year old Gordon T. Starke of Fayette was eastbound on Route E, just east of county road 89 when he lost control of the auto on the slushy road, crossed the center line and struck a west bound auto driven by 54 year old Kimberly Test of Mexico nearly head on. Starke had moderate injuries as did a passenger in the Test car, 61 year old Edward Straatman of Glasgow. Test sustained just minor injuries. All three were transported by ambulance to University hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING LIFESTOCK

KTVO and KTVO.com reports a La Belle man is facing a felony charge for theft. Last week, the Lewis County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of David Kenny, 71, of La Belle, Mo. He is charged with Theft of Livestock, a Class C felony. In December 2017, Sharpe Land and Cattle in La Belle reported that three black Angus cows and four black Angus calves had been stolen from a pasture in Lewis County. Officials say that Kenny had picked up the cattle without permission and transported them to an undisclosed location. Kenny was released after posting bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for January 22.

 

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Local & Regional News Summary

01/14/2019


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NORMALCY STARTS TO RETURN DUETO IMPROVED ROAD CONDITIONS

The Missouri Department of Transportation says most major roads in the state are clear or mostly clear. Melting during the day Sunday was expected to refreeze refreeze overnight so be cautious on the Monday morning commute, especially on bridges and elevated surfaces. Information is available 24/7 at www.traveler.modot.org or 1-888-Ask MoDOT.

 

NUMEROUS WEATHER RELATED TRAFFIC CRASHES

A Number of weather related traffic crashes were reported over the weekend. A Shelbyville man, 58 year old Dale L. Hawkins had moderate injuries when his vehicle travelled off MO 15,  North of Route 3 in Bethel  at 5:42 PM Friday after he lost control on an ice covered roadway. He was transported to  Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment. Saturday afternoon at 2:50 PM a pickup driven by 23 year old John F. Myers of Macon started sliding on a snow covered Highway 63, 1 mile south of Jacksonville MO. The driver received moderate injuries as  as did a passenger, 22  year old Rose L. Masten  of Macon MO. In Howard County, 54 year old Kimberly A. Test of Mexico was westbound on Route E, just east of County Road 207  when her vehicle was struck head on by a eastbound autio driven by 18 year old Gordon Starke of Fayette. Stark had moderate injuries . That accident occurred at 2:50 PM yesterday (SUN) afternoon. A Carrollton driver was killed in a collision on highway 24, just west of County road 335 at 3:05 pm Friday. The patrol said 32 year old Wilson Hope of Carrollton was westbound when she lost control of her vehicle and it started sliding sideways into the eastbound lane and impacted with an eastbound vehicle, driven by 55 year old Gabriel Zamarrida   (Zam-ma-rida) of Marshall, MO. After impact, both vehicles came to rest in the westbound lane. Wilson was pronounced on by the Carrolton County Coroner.

 

COLUMBIA HARD HIT BY WINTER STORM TRYING TO RESUME NORMAL OPERATIONS

The major winter storm that began on Friday, Jan. 11 continues to affect some travel, power and City services in Columbia. All available City resources continue to be utilized in responding to the storm to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our community members. The City of Columbia appreciates the community’s continued patience and understanding as we work to recover from this large winter event. Power Outages: Less than 100 City of Columbia Utilities customers are currently without power. Numerous power outages occurred due to the heavy snow causing trees and limbs to sag on power lines. Crews are working 16 hour shifts to restore power as soon as possible. As of Sunday afternoon, power has been restored to approximately 8,000 customers. The City requested mutual aid assistance from other electric utilities to help in restoring power to the customer outages throughout the city. Crews from Macon, Palmyra, Waynesville and Rolla responded to the request. Contractors PAR Electrical and Asplundh are also helping in their areas of expertise. While thousands of customers’ power was restored Sunday, there is the possibility that some customers will go without power into Monday, Jan. 14, due to severe tree damage caused by the storm, leaning into power lines in some parts of the City. Roads: Road crews from Columbia, Boone County and MoDOT were out in force. Almost 70 City of Columbia team members from various departments were working on plowing and treating Columbia streets concentrating on residential and downtown areas. Crews will continue to work 24 hours a day until the job is done. Restrictions on Priority Snow Routes in Columbia are being enforced and residents are asked to remove vehicles from marked priority routes to allow for easier snow clearing. Vehicles not removed may be ticketed or towed at the owner’s expense. Crews plan to continue to work 24/7 until all streets are passable by a front wheel drive vehicle. Solid Waste: The Solid Waste Utility will run its normal collection schedule this week, though delays are possible. Curbside customers should place secured materials on their driveway or in an area that’s accessible by crews without them having to step over snow banks Transit: Go COMO, Columbia’s public transit system, is scheduled to resume its regular fixed route service Monday, Jan. 14. Para-transit service is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. for medical appointments and employment rides only. Airport: Columbia Regional Airport’s main runway is open to commercial and general aviation traffic. Individual airlines will determine their flight status into and out of COU. Travelers should check their flight status with their airline. The airport was closed for a time after a jet became stuck after landing and 80 people on board the plane had to be resuced. Parks and Recreation: The Activity & Recreation Center (ARC) will resume operations Monday, Jan. 14. The facility is scheduled to open at its normal time of 5:30 a.m.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

01/11/2019

 

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- WINTER STORM WARNINGS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT


WINTER WEATHER EXPECTED FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT

A statewide winter storm and playoff football crowds could lead to traffic slowdowns this weekend.

The Missouri Department of Transportation urges drivers to use caution as snow is forecast on Friday and road conditions may be slippery at times. If you have to travel, please allow extra time to reach your destination. According to the National Weather Service, the storm system will pass through Missouri from the southwest to the northeast on Friday and continue into Saturday night. Snow accumulations up to 10 inches are predicted for parts of the state. There is also the possibility of sleet and light freezing rain in some areas. Increased traffic is expected in the Kansas City area this weekend as the Chiefs host the Indianapolis Colts in a divisional round playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday. Kick-off is at 3:35 p.m. In addition, many students will be returning to college campuses after the winter break, which means more vehicles on the road. To check road conditions please go to MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/  MoDOT also provides road condition information through its Customer Service Center. Dial 888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) to speak with a customer service representative 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

 

CAR COLLIDES WITH TRAIN IN RALLS COUNTY

A Monroe City driver failed to stop at a railroad crossing and struck a train around 3:30 PM Thursday afternoon. The patrol reports the incident happened in Ralls County on Hazzard Lane, 3 miles southeast of Monroe City.  The patrol said 44 year old Ryan R. Cobb of Moberly was operating the train and was traveling westbound when it was struck in the right front by a northbound car operated by 21 year old Olivia S. Keiser of Monroe City. Neither  Cobb or Keiser were injured, however a passenger in the Keiser vehicle identified as 17 year old Alexia M. Ytell of Monroe City received minor injuries and was transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital by Monroe County Ambulance personnel.

 

VEHICLE STUCK IN MUD RESULTS IN ARREST FOR BURGLARY

Knox County Authorities have a Canton resident in custody after his vehicle became stuck in the mud and authorities put the pieces of burglary investigation together. The Knox County Sheriff’s department said a deputy was dispatched because of trespassing acomplaint and found Tyler Bartz stuck in a muddy field to the northwest of Novelty. The Sheriff said another investigation revealed a burglary at a nearby location along with property damage. Once authorities put two and two together, Bartz was placed under arrested and is being held on a $10,000 bond at the Adair County Detention Center.

KIRKSVILLE REAL ESTATE AGENT ROBBED
KTVO and KTVO.com reports a Kirksville real estate agent was held at gunpoint with a machete against his throat Thursday afternoon. It happened during a robbery around 4:15 p.m. at Wayman Realty in the 1400 block of North Green Street in Kirksville.Owner Frank Wayman told KTVO exclusively that a black man came into his realty business with a gas can, saying he needed to get gasoline. Wayman said the intruder then asked to use the restroom. When the man came out of the restroom, he stuck a gun against Wayman's head and demanded to know the combination to the safe. A second black man then entered and held a machete against Wayman's throat. When the robbers couldn't get the safe open themselves, they made Wayman do it for them. He told KTVO the men then stole more than $3,000 in cash plus two lock boxes containing personal items, including gold coins. Wayman said the intruders made him and a friend, who walked in during the ordeal, lie on the floor in a back room of the business while they made their getaway. At last check, multiple Kirksville police officers were trying to track down the two men, who are believed to be wearing dark-colored clothing. It is unclear if they escaped on foot or in a vehicle. Wayman was not injured during the crime.   

WORK CONTINUES ESTABLISHING MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM IN MISSOURI

Following the majority of Missourians’ November 2018 vote to adopt Constitutional Amendment 2, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) began accepting pre-filed license application fees for medical marijuana facilities on Jan. 7 and is now in the process of forming rules for the program.

DHSS has accepted more than 250 forms and over $2 million in application fees this week.  The department is currently on schedule to establish program rules in order to efficiently regulate and control the cultivation, manufacturing and sale of marijuana for medical use.As part of its effort to gather all relevant input, DHSS has established a new page on its medical marijuana program website where it will begin releasing initial drafts of its rules for public review. In the coming months, interested individuals should monitor www.health.mo.gov/safety/medical-marijuana/index.php for new drafts, which will be posted as soon as they are available. Suggestions for these initial drafts may be submitted through the Suggestion Form on that page. The collection of non-refundable pre-filed license application fees is ongoing, and early submission of application fees does not guarantee a license or provide any competitive advantage in the application process. Official application forms will be available no later than June 4, 2019.


Application fee payments may be made by personal or certified check, cashier’s check or money orders made payable to Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.  Cash will not be accepted.  Any application fee must be accompanied by a completed Pre-Filed Application Fee Form available at

https://health.mo.gov/safety/medical-marijuana/index.php.

 

Payment and the Pre-Filed Application Fee Form may be mailed to:

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
FEE RECEIPT UNIT
P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570

 

Or personally delivered during business hours to:

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
920 Wildwood Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109

 

2019 AREA 2 FFA GREENHAND MOTIVATIONAL CONERENCE HELD IN TRENTON

North Central Missouri College welcomed 24 high schools and 423 high school freshmen FFA members, sponsors, and guests to the annual Greenhand Motivational Conference. The students met state FFA officers and learned more about the field of agriculture and opportunities available through FFA. The event was co-sponsored by North Central Missouri College and MFA Incorporated.


LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

01/10/2019

RANDOLPH COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTY IN WRECK WHILE PURSUING SUSPECT

A Randolph County Sheriff’s Deputy sustained minor injuries when he crashed his patrol vehicle while in pursuit of a vehicle failing to yield. The highway patrol said 36 year Deputy Randall M. Mathews of Huntsville was southbound on County Road 2580, 2 miles east of Higbee at 2:36 Wednesday morning pursuing the suspect vehicle when his auto traveled off the south side of the roadway and struck two fences. The suspect vehicle also crashed when it went off the south side of the roadway, struck a fence and a ditch. It was driven by 27 year old Cody O. Downing of Moberly who also received minor injuries. He was transported by Randolph County Ambulance Personnel to Moberly Regional Medical Center.  Mathews sustained minor injuries and was transported by Randolph County Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. The patrol vehicle received extensive damage while the suspects vehicle was totalled. The patrol was assisted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s office, the Moberly Police Department and the Higbee Fire Department. The investigation is continuing.

 

TRENTON DRIVER HURT IN CALDWELL COUNTY WRECK

A Trenton driver received moderate injuries and his pickup was totaled in a collision in the eastbound lanes of US 36 in Caldwell County, 1 mile east of Hamilton just before 8:30 Wednesday morning. The patrol said30 year old Cody R. Reeder of Trenton was slowing and preparing to turn south onto Spring hill Road and was pulling a trailer when an 18 wheeler operated by 38 year old Kevin C. Schuler of Shawnee, KS struck the towed unit causing its wheels to leave the roadway and continue travelling up onto the roof of the Reeder pickup. Both the 18 wheeler and the pickup went off the west side of the roadway into the center median with the tractor upright in the median facing east while the pickup was upright in the median facing west. Schuler was not hurt. Reeder was transported to Liberty Hospital by Caldwell County Ambulance. Several troopers provided on scene assistance as well as the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department.

 

CRIME SPREE COMES TO END WITH SUSPECTS ARREST

Wednesday, 3  Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputies and 2 state troopers responded to a location in the Bedford area in attempt to locate a fugitive with an outstanding Missouri Parole warrant. The fugitive was also a suspect on other investigations. Officers found the suspect, Linn O. Hoskins III, 29, Bedford, in the back end of a parked and stolen pickup and was quickly taken into custody where he was restrained and secured in a patrol vehicle. Investigation led to one or more stolen firearms in a home and information on a total of 3 stolen vehicles, 1 of which was later wrecked, and the location of other stolen property including a computer and cell phone. The deputy went to obtain and secure the stolen firearm and Mr. Hoskins reportedly was able to exit the patrol vehicle while in restraints and flee on foot. Officers soon caught the suspect and he was placed in additional restraints, which he made attempts to escape from. Mr. Hoskins even attempted to circumvent the restraints even while in the LCSO. Mr. Hoskins is now in the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail on the Parole Warrant and is being secured as a high-risk escape detainee. Authorities are seeking additional charges on the suspect for Tampering with a Motor Vehicle, Stealing a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Firearm, Theft, Escape and possibly other charges. One or more charges are also expected out of Carroll County, MO. A 20-year-old Chillicothe woman was detained and later released. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox says the woman may be facing felony charge(s) in the very near future. In all 3 stolen vehicle cases between Livingston and Carroll County were solved, a computer, cell phone, firearm and other items have been seized as evidence of theft. Drug(s) and Drug Paraphernalia suspected of being used with Methamphetamine were also seized. Methamphetamine is alleged to be a key underlying issue of all these reported crimes.

Officers also seized two masks and 2 ball bats from the stolen vehicle and are still attempting to determine if, who, when and where someone, business, or home was going to be robbed or burglarized. The two suspects were not cooperative on this portion of the investigation

 

COMMENTS REQUESTED ON NEW STREET LIGHTS FOR THE DOWNTOWN COLUMBIA AREA

City of Columbia Utilities and the Columbia Police Department are holding an interested parties meeting regarding the new street lights for the downtown Columbia area. The meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 701 E. Broadway.  The public is invited to attend and provide their input on the six new street lights that have been installed and are being tested on portions of East Broadway. An online survey will be available at CoMo.gov for those who would like to offer feedback.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

01/09/2019

HUNTSVILLE DRIVER INJURED AFTER FALLING ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL IN LINN COUNTY

The highway patrol reports a Huntsville woman escaped a one vehicle crash with just minor injuries around 6:23 yesterday (Tues) morning.  It happened in the westbound lane of US 36, 2 miles east of Brookfield when 25 year old Marissa. N. Avila fell asleep at the wheel. Her vehicle travelled off the right side of the road, struck a guard rail and then traveled down an embankment. The Linn County Sheriff’s Department and the Brookfield Police Department provided on scene assistance. The driver was transported by Linn County Ambulance to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield for treatment.

 

THREE VEHICLES INVOLVED IN CLARK COUNTY ACCIDENT

The highway patrol investigated a three vehicle pileup in Clark County on US 61, four miles south of Wayland at 6:08 pm Monday. The accident happened when a vehicle driven by 78 year old Henry C. Tiemeyer of Shalimar, FL. crossed the medium and struck a northbound SUV driven by 42 year old Heather L. MolCzky of Wellman Iowa. MolCzky’s auto was then hit from behind by a truck driven by 39 year old James B. Butler of Perry, MO .   A passenger in the Tiemeyer auto, 74 year old Patti Tiemeyer had serious injuries and was transported by Air Evac A passenger in the MolCzky with serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment..

 

HAIRSTYLIST INDICTED BY GRAND JURY

Your Source KTVO and KTVO.com reports a Heartland hairstylist is accused of stealing big bucks from her former employer. According to court documents, Angela Ballanger, 47, of Green Castle, Missouri, is charged with Stealing $25,000 or More. She was indicted by an Adair County Grand Jury. Authorities say Ballanger took the money from Shear Designs Hair Company in Kirksville, where she used to work.

Officials say she carried out her crime between January 2017 and mid-July of 2018. Ballanger is being held in the Adair County Jail on $10,000 cash-only bond. If convicted, she faces between three and 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $10,000 or any combination of fine and imprisonment.

 

PEDISTRIAN STRUCK BY VEHICLE IN KIRKSVILLE

A northeast Missouri man was hospitalized after being hit by a van in the middle of the street. It happened just after 6 p.m. Monday in the 2200 block of North Baltimore Street in Kirksville. Police said it appears Billy Craig Sr., 48, of Novinger, was attempting to cross Baltimore Street when he stepped out in front of a southbound minivan. The van was driven by William Blake, 52, of Edina. Blake swerved to try to avoid hitting Craig. His van ended up off the opposite side of the street. Craig suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. A section of North Baltimore Street was closed down until emergency crews cleared the scene. Police said no citations were issued in the incident.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

01/08/2019

ROBBERY SUSPECT IN CUSTODY-MORE ARRESTS EXPECTED

On Monday, December 31, 2018, at approximately 10:45PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the Casey’s Convenience Store located in the 1700 block of East Liberty in Mexico in reference to a robbery.  Investigation led to the arrest of Jacob R Boyle, age 28 of Mexico, on Friday, January 4, 2018 at approximately 12:57PM.  Boyle was processed at MPSD and later transported to the Audrain County Jail for Robbery 1st Degree.  Evidence collected during the investigation indicates that it was Boyle that went into the store.  The incident is still under investigation and it is anticipated that others will be charged as well. Citizens are reminded that people arrested / charged with a crime are simply accused of the crime and are to be considered innocent until proven guilty.

POLICE OFFICERS WIFE ACCUSED OF STEALING THOUSANDS FROM EMPLOYER

Your Source KTVO and KTVO.com reports the wife of a Kirksville police officer is now facing criminal charges. Nicole Roberts, 32, of Kirksville, is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from her employer, the Adair County Soil and Water Conservation District. She is charged with Felony Stealing - $25,000 or more. The case came to light when the agency contacted the Adair County Sheriff’s Office about fraudulent use of the district’s debit card. Adair County sheriff's deputies said in court documents that their investigation revealed that Roberts used her employer's debit card to fraudulently obtain $44,386 from the agency. Authorities said the crime was carried out between December 2017 and December 2018. They said there are photographs of Roberts making unapproved withdrawals from ATMs in Kirksville. Authorities said she is also seen in video footage buying pre-paid gift cards on two occasions using the Soil and Water Conservation District's debit card. Court documents state that a search of Roberts' Kirksville residence on January 4, 2019, turned up bank statements belonging to the agency, several visa gift card packages and bank a-t-m withdrawal receipts matching the agency's bank statements. Roberts was released from the Adair County Jail Monday afternoon after posting 10 percent of her $25,000 bond. Roberts has already waived her right to a preliminary hearing in Adair County Associate Circuit Court. She did that on Monday. Her case has now been moved to Adair County Circuit Court where she will appear before Judge Russell Steele for arraignment at 9 a.m. on February 4, 2019.

According to online court records, Roberts is being represented by Kirksville attorney, Jay Benson.

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY SUSPECTS IN DOUBLE HOMICIDE IN COURT MONDAY

The 4 individuals arrested and charged in connection with the shooting deaths of Darren Tharp and Shane Austin Hare of Columbia were in Randolph County court Monday  and all 4 waived their arraignments. Tharp and Hare were found dead from gunshot wounds in a vehicle on December 29. According to court documents, the shootings happened early in the morning of December 28.  20-year-old Christopher Esry, 40-year-old Aaron Bloss, 29-year-old Travis Koenig and 22-year-old Steven Bell have each been charged in connection with the shooting deaths All four suspects were arrested on January 1, the same day charges were filed. Bloss, Esry and Koenig have bonds set at $1 million cash. Bell has bond set at $100,000. All four defendants were scheduled for a preliminary hearing setting date on February 25th.  

 

 

CALLAWAY COUNTY AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING HOMICIDE

KMIZ TV and KMIZ.com is reporting that Callaway Counties authorities have identified the victim that they said was found dead Sunday night near the 1500 block of Old Highway 40. Deputies responded to a shots fired call and found Lauro Garza-Perez, 34, of Columbia. The Callaway County Sheriff said he could not provide the cause of death. An autopsy conducted Monday by the Boone County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed that authorities are conducting a homicide investigation. The Callaway County Sheriff's Office continues to work with the Boone County Sheriff's Department and the Columbia Police Department. If you have any information, you can call the Callaway County Crimestoppers number at 573-592-2474, and you can remain anonymous. 

 

FARMERS ELECTRIC SPONSORING 56TH ANNUAL ESSAY CONTEST

Sophomores and juniors from area high schools have the opportunity to win ALL-EXPENSE PAID trips this summer. Members of the junior class will be competing to win one of two trips to Washington D.C. Three sophomores will win trips to the Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience (C.Y.C.L.E.) in Jefferson City. Youth Tour will be held June 14-20, while the C.Y.C.L.E. program will be July 17-19. The essay contest is open to all sophomores and juniors attending a high school located within the service area of Farmers’ Electric Cooperative which includes Caldwell, Carroll, Chariton, Clinton, Daviess, Dekalb, Livingston, Linn and Ray County and you DO NOT have to be a Member of the Cooperative in order to participate. Children of Co-op employees and directors are not eligible to participate in the contest. Sophomore and junior class English and History instructors received essay contest guidelines and entry forms in the mail in November. Essay information may also be picked up at the business office at 201 W Business Hwy 36 in Chillicothe or by going online to the Cooperative’s website at www.fec-co.com.  The essay topic for sophomores and juniors this year is: "Imagine you traveled back in time, back when electricity was not an option. Knowing all the electrical advancements and technology you utilize today, what would you miss the most and why?"  The essay contest deadline is Friday, January 18, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. If mailed, the essay must be postmarked on or before the deadline. Winners of the essay contests will be notified in March. If there are any questions pertaining to the contest, please call Megan Meyers at 660-646-4281, ext. 112.

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

Sunday, January 6th




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

01/07/2019

KEYTESVILLE WOMAN RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES IN FRIDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

The highway patrol said a Keytesville driver sustained minor injuries in a Friday morning accident. According to the report, 65 year old Thresa L. Sportsman was eastbound on US 24 in Randolph County, one mile west of Huntsville when her vehicle struck a deer. Sportsman was treated at the scene and released. The patrol was assisted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department and the Westran Fire Department.

 

KAHOKA DRIVER KILLED LATE SATURDAY NIGHT-PASSENGER IN SERIOUS CONDITION

An 18 year old Kahoka man is dead and his 18 year old passenger from Kahoka is in serious condition after a one vehicle wreck on MO 81 in Clark County, one mile north of Antioch at 11:55pm Saturday night. The patrol said Damon M. Krogmeier was westbound when his vehicle travelled off the left side of the roadway, struck a tree and overturned. Krogmeier was pronounced deceased by the Clark County Coroner on scene. His passenger, 18 year old Logan M. Claiborne of Kahoka was transported by Clark County Ambulanc4e to Blessing Hospital in Quincy in serious condition. The Clark County Sheriff’s Department, Clark County Fire and Rescue and Air Evac assisted at the scene of that one vehicle crash.

 

PRINCETON DRIVER INVOLVED IN MERCER COUNTY WRECK

The patrol said 79 year old Connie S. Byers of Princeton was westbound on Highway E, two miles south of Princeton in Mercer County at 9:48 Saturday morning when she lost control on the frost covered road. Her vehicle went off the south side of the roadway, struck a culvert and rolled, coming to rest on its top. Byers escaped with just minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene.

 

BOONVILLE DRIVER SUSTAINED MINOR INJURIES IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH

A Boonville man has minor injuries but refused treatment after crashing his vehicle at the intersection of Route F and Route B in Cooper County at 1:15 Sunday morning. The patrol said 18 year old Hayden G. Dufur was eastbound when his pickup struck an embankment after failing to stop at a stop sign. He was charged with DWI-1st offense and taken to the Cooper County Jail in lieu of bond.

RAYTOWN DRIVER IN COOPER COUNTY WRECK

The highway patrol reports a Raytown driver was taken to the hospital following a one vehicle accident in Cooper County at 3:41 PM Sunday. According to the report, 25 year old Destanee R. Foster was eastbound on Interstate 70 at the 94 mile marker when her auto went off the left side of the road and struck the median cables. She was transported with serious injuries by Cooper County Ambulance to University hospital in Columbia for treatment. The Cooper County Sheriff’s Department and Cooper County Fire Department provided on-scene assistance.

 

CHILD DIES AFTER BEING STRUCK BY VEHICLE AT BATTLE HIGH SCHOOL FRIDAY

A four year old Child is dead after being struck by a Columbia Police vehicle at Battle School School Friday afternoon. The patrol reports the crash occurred in the parking lot of Battle High School at 3:56 pm Friday when a police car driven by Columbia Police Officer 27 year old Andria E. Heese of Columbia was eastbound in a roundabout at the west entrance to the high school. The driver exited the left side of the roadway with the intention of parking on the sidewalk so that the driver could observe students loading onto the school busses as a 4 year old was walking on the sidewalk and was struck by the police cruiser.  The 4 year old girl that was struck was identified as Gabriella Curry of Columbia. She was transported to University hospital in Columbia by University of Missouri Hospital EMS where she was pronounced deceased. The patrol’s Major Crash Investigation Unit conducted the crash investigation. A Prayer vigal was held Saturday night where signs, balloons and candles lit up the frint of Battle High School in hone of the 4 year old

 

WAVERLY MAN ARRESTED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

The highway patrol arrested 21 year old Austin W. Leroy of Waverly at 2:50 PM Sunday in Montgomery County. He was wanted on a misdemeanor Carroll County Warrant for failure to appear for no insurance. He was taken to the Montgomery County jail in lieu of bond.

 

MEMPHIS MAN DIES AFTER CRASHING INTO DES MOINE RIVER

Your Source KTVO and KTVO.com reports a northern Missouri man has been found dead after a vehicle crashed into the Des Moines River. According to the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office, the incident happened Friday night near Keosauqua, Iowa. Authorities say two people were traveling in the vehicle when it crashed into the river. An adult male was swept away by water currents before authorities arrived on scene. The second person in the vehicle, a female, was rescued. After multiple searches over the weekend, the body of the male victim was located east of the crash site around 12:00 p.m. Sunday. The Van Buren County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim as Gavin Hannah, 22, of Memphis, Missouri. The name of the female in the vehicle has not been released at this time. Authorities say the investigation into this incident is ongoing.

 

BROOKFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING

The Brookfield Police Department released an update of current investigations, arrests including several felony drug arrests and more on social media on January 5th

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

01/04/2019

 

NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL SWORN IN AT JEFFERSON CITY

EFFERSON CITY – Eric Schmitt was sworn in as Missouri’s 43rd Attorney General today at the Missouri Supreme Court in a ceremony led by Chief Justice Zel Fischer.  In remarks following the swearing-in, Schmitt emphasized his duty is to protect Missourians, and to serve as the lawyer for all six million Missourians.  Governor Mike Parson announced the appointment of Schmitt as Missouri’s Attorney General on November 13, 2018. Schmitt previously served as Missouri’s 46th State Treasurer.  During his time as State Treasurer, he protected Missouri taxpayers, supported small businesses, and empowered individuals and families.  While Treasurer, he maintained Missouri’s AAA bond rating while overseeing the state’s $3.6 billion investment portfolio. Schmitt also previously served two terms in the Missouri State Senate and as an Alderman for the city of Glendale.  In these roles, he worked to cut taxes for working families, improve educational opportunities for Missouri children, and advocate for those with special needs. Schmitt attended DeSmet Jesuit High School and continued his education to graduate cum laude from Truman State University, where he founded a Habitat for Humanity chapter. After graduation, he attended law school at Saint Louis University where he received his J.D. and served as an editor of the Law Review. He and his wife, Jaime, have three children, Stephen, Sophia, and Olivia.

 

MOBERLY POLICE TAKE PERSON INTO CUSTODY WITHOUT INCIDENT THURSDAY AFTERNOON

A Columbia TV Station is reporting the Moberly Police Department took one person into custody after the person showed signs of mental distress and refused to let police into the home. KMIZ TV is reporting the situation happened Thursday afternoon in the area of Williams Street and resulted in St. Pius X School and Early Childhood Center to divert its pickup location for students. Officers were cautious with the situation as they could not confirm the subject was unarmed at the time, said Moberly police Chief Troy Link. Moberly officers, crisis negotiators and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers were on scene. The subject was taken into custody without incident, Link said. According to St. Pius X School and Early Childhood Center, Williams Street was shut down, and students were dismissed from the east side of the building on Clark Street. A school official said Moberly police directed them to dismiss on the other side of the building. The school official did not have any other information about what was going on.

 

INVESTIGATION CONTINUES REGARDING SOUTH DAKOTA WOMAN KILLED IN i70 SHOOTING

The investigation continues and now the number of leads being pursued adds up to more than 90 in the death of Melissa Peskey. She was the South Dakota woman found shot to death in her car while her two children were in the back seat.  The patrol continues to solicit and pursue leads in the mysterious death




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

01/03/2019

 

 

ARMED ROBBERY AT MEXICO CASEY’S

On Monday, December 31, 2018, at approximately 10:45PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the Casey’s Convenience Store located in the 1700 block of E Liberty in reference to a robbery.  Responding personnel learned that a man entered the store, displayed what appeared to be a handgun, and demanded that the cashier give him money.  Additional investigation indicates that the man fled the scene on foot, and then got into a car waiting a short distance away.  The man is described as being around 5’5” tall and around 190 pounds.  He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, gloves, and a white mask similar to an “Insane Clown Posse” mask.  The vehicle is generally described as a light colored, possibly white, sedan. Deputies from the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office and their K9 unit assisted with the initial investigation.  The suspect took less than $200.  There were no injuries from the incident.  Anyone with information is asked to contact CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 392-TIPS or (800) 392-8477 or contact Mexico Public Safety at (573) 473-5800 or (573) 581-2100.

 

PATROL REPORTS 8 FATALITIES OVER NEW YEAR’S COUNTYING PERIOD

Eight people died in traffic crashes during the 2019 New Year’s holiday weekend. Last year, there were seven fatalities. The 2019 New Year’s counting period ran from 6 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2018, through 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, January 1, 2019. The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated 352 crashes, 112 injuries 7 fatalities and 127 DWI’s. The remaining fatality was invested by the Columbia Police Department. Last year, the Patrol investigated 229 traffic crashes, 77 injuries and 5 of 7 fatalities. Troopers also arrested 129 people for driving while impaired last year. No boating crashes or drowning occurred this year or last.

 

MINOR INJURIES FOR MILAN DRIVER

The patrol said a 53 year old Milan man sustained minor injuries when his pickup crossed the center line of Business Route MO-5, a quarter mile south of Milan at 12:47 Wednesday afternoon. The vehicle traveled off the l3eft side of the roadway, struck a road sign and a fence. Shawn M. Mosele was treated at the scene by Sullivan County Ambulance personnel.

 

COLUMBIA WOMAN WITH SERIOUS INJURIES AFTER HITTING TRUCK BACKING INTO PARKING LOT

A Columbia woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries after her eastbound auto struck a truck that had stopped on eastbound  I-70 Drive, west of Rangeline Road in Columbia at 6:15 am. Authorities say 41 year ole Michael Gully of Moberly was backing into a parking lot with the truck when it was struck by the other vehicle driven by 60 year old Valerie L. Prather of Columbia. She was transported to University Hospital in Columbia

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

Tuesday, January 2nd

 

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

01/02/2019

FOUR ARRESTED AND IN CUSTODY FOR DOUBLE HOMICIDE IN MOBERLY

Four people have now been charged and are in custody in connection with the double homicide in Moberly. The Randolph County Prosecutor Stephanie Lunsford has charged 20 year old Christopher Esry of Madison with two counts of 1st degree murder and 1st degree robbery. 40 year old Aaron Bloss of Moberly is charged with two counts of 2nd degree murder.  29 year old Travis Koenig of Moberly was also charged with two counts of 2nd degree murder and 22 y ear old Steven Bell of Moberly has been charged with tampering with physical evidence.  All four subjects were arrested January 1st. Bloss and Bell were arrested around 4am Tuesday morning, Koenig was arrested around 1:30 pm and Esry  was located and taken into custody later in the day Tuesday.  Randolph County Associate Circuit Judge Jim Cooksey signed the warrants and bonds of $1 million cash were set for each suspect. Authorities had been piecing together the case since Saturday when 51 year old Darren Tharp and 24 year old Shane Hare, both of Columbia were found in a car parked between Bud’s Place and the Westside Inn on Concannon street in Moberly dead from apparent gunshot wounds. The deaths were ruled homicides by Randolph County Coroner Don Barrett and requested autopsies by the Boone County Medical Examiner’s office which were preformed on Monday.

MOBERLY MAN INVOLVED IN FATAL ACCIDENT INVOLVING PEDISTRIAN

Columbia Police said the incident occurred as 65 year old Samuel T. Holer of Moberly was traveling southbound on Highway 63 near Prathersville Road at 6:46 pm Tuesday and as he came around a curve he observed the pedestrian standing in the middle of the right lane in dark clothing and was unable to avoid striking the pedestrian.  The pedestrian was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.  The pedestrian was later pronounced deceased at the hospital and has been identfied as 44 year old Jason L. Harvey of Lake Ozark, MO. The investigation is ongoing.

COLUMBIA AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATE SHOOTING 

Columbia Police responded to Bodie Drive and Edenton Boulevard at 7:50 p.m Tuesday. for a report of shots heard. Evidence of shots fired was located at the scene. Shortly after responding to the shots heard call, police responded to the Break Time convenience store located at 1000 Smiley Lane for a report of an individual with a gunshot wound. It was confirmed the victim sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound and was transported to a local hospital. CPD is currently investigating both incidents to determine if they are related to each other. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS to remain anonymous.

MEXICO WOMAN INJURED IN AUDRAIN COUNTY CRASH NEW YEARS DAY

The Highway Patrol said a Mexico driver was injured and taken to an area hospital for treatment following a one vehicle crash at 5:22 am Tuesday. The report indicated 33 year old Christina L. Clay was westbound on MO US 22, just west of Audrain County Road 935 when she swerved to miss a car and her auto went off the right side of the highway and struck an embankment. Clay was transported by Ambulance to the Mexico Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

MEXICO MAN ARRESTED AFTER CHASE BY AUTHORITEIS

A Mexico man was arrested in Centralia after attempting to avoid arrest by fleeing.  Authorities say Carl J. Dehn of Mexico was arrested near the intersection of Highway 22 and Highway 151 in Centralia Monday night. According to the report he was driving with an expired driver’s license and the plates on his vehicle had been altered. They had dried to stop him for a vehicle registration violation about 6:30 pm on New Year’s eve and was located after he crashed his vehicle and ran. The Boone County Sheriff’s Department and Highway Patrol assisted in the arrest and authorities discovered methamphetamine, scales and other drug paraphernalia. He was also on parole for 2nd degree robbery at the time of his arrest and now faces additional charges involving forgery, resisting arrest, delivering a controlled substance.

LIVINGSTON COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT REPORT

Cause of Hunter's Death Under Investigation

On December 30 about 7:00 p.m. the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation of an unattended death off Liv 318. The victim had been deer hunting with an out of state friend but were hunting in separate areas and both had permission to be on the property. The victim was found by his hunting partner who called for emergency assistance.

The LCSO, MSHP, Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services and the Livingston County Coroner’s office worked the scene. Additional information may be released by the county coroner’s office. Investigation into the actual cause of death continues.

Incidents, Arrests and MORE

Incidents:

·         The LCSO is currently investigating a possible child sex offense. We have received assistance from the Child Advocacy Center and the Children’s division.

·         The LCSO is currently investigating an alleged child sex offense, drug distribution and promoting prostitution allegation. The Child Advocacy Center has assisted with interviews of the alleged victim in this case even though this person is now an adult. Investigation continues.

·         December 10 the LCSO received a case of possible sexual misconduct that allegedly took place several months ago in the western part of Livingston County. This investigation has since been completed and there will be no charges due to lack of probable cause.

·         December the LCSO has conducted several compliance checks on registered sex offenders. During this one person was found to have not been living at the registered address for at least several weeks according to one or more witnesses. Additional investigation has taken place and the suspect has since registered with the LCSO claiming to have moved to another Missouri county. A report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of criminal charge(s).

·         December 11 the LCSO assisted the Children’s Division on an investigation at a home in Chula. The LCSO subsequently seized controlled substance(s) being prescription medication, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Benjamin E. Elam, 30, Chula was arrested for the alleged felony possession of controlled substance and later transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail. Formal charges were filed in Livingston County Associate Court and Mr. Elam is now out of jail on bond. An adult female of the home was cited for the alleged marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession. Additional investigation continues.

·         December 13 the LCSO investigated a trailer left on private property. The trailer had previously been stolen in Carroll County and that office was notified and took possession of the evidence.

·         December 20 the LCSO towed a white colored Pontiac Grand Prix from the middle of a roadway along Liv 228. The vehicle was not legal to be on the roadway in several ways. The investigation into ownership is continuing.

·         December 21 the LCSO began an investigation of interfering with child custody. An out of county parent was upset the father of their child would not return the child to the mother. The father claimed he was doing what his attorney requested as the mother did not have heat or water in her home. LCSO checked on the well-being of the child and the child was fine with the father. Investigation continues.

·         December 22 the LCSO began an investigation of Domestic Disturbance in Utica. Investigation shows a mother was upset with her son over a court matter he is involved in and there was a disturbance. No arrests made and investigation is closed.

·         December 26 an investigation into a stolen handgun was initiated and has since been closed after the handgun was located.

·         December 28 the LCSO has completed an investigation into multiple reports on various dates and times of Charloais Cattle being out of their fenced pasture and on or near traffic along Highway U. The owner of the cattle has been notified multiple times about the problem and potential ramifications but the problem continues. We are forwarding this report to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of any charges and/or court action.

·         The LCSO has received multiple calls of SCAM attempts continuing in our area. Various scams continue to be attempted including the grandchild is in jail or the hospital and needs money immediately.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

12/31/2018

MOBERLY POLICE INVESTIGATING WHAT APPEARS TO BE A DOUBLE HOMICIDE

Two men are dead in what appears to be a double homicide. The Moberly Police Department confirmed Saturday they are investigating after two men were found dead inside a vehicle in the 600  block of Concannon street at 11:22 am Saturday. Both appeared to have died from gunshot wounds. Their body’s were discovered by authorities after police had been contacted about a suspicious vehicle between Buds Place and Westside Inn.  At last word Police were still trying to positively identify the two men. The Randolph County Coroner has ruled the deaths as homicides and autopsies are will be preformed.  The police department was contacted about a suspicious vehicle in between Bud's Place and Westside Inn Saturday morning. Officers found the bodies inside the car. A Columbia TV Station is reporting that security footage from one of the bars shows the two men arrived at Bud's parking lot at 4:30 a.m. and then two men walked up to the car at 4:40 a.m. and were seen running away minutes later. Authorities have not officially released any information confirming that information but they are asking anyone with info to contact the Moberly Police Department at 660-263-0346, the Randolph County CRIMELine at 660-269-8477, or your local law enforcement agency.

 

SOUTHEAST IOWA MAN DEAD IN ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING IN NORTH MISSOURI

Your Source KTVO and KTVO.com reports that Putnam County authorities said Charles Kraft, 67, of Albia, Iowa, accidentally shot himself on December 21, 2018. The tragedy happened at 8:22 a.m. outside a home located at 20570 State Highway 139 north of Newtown, Missouri. The Putnam County Sheriff's Office and emergency crews responded to the location. By the time they arrived, Kraft was dead from a single gunshot wound to his hand and chest from a .308 caliber rifle. Investigators determined Kraft was attempting to remove the rifle from the back seat of his pickup when the rifle fired, striking his hand and chest. The Putnam County coroner pronounced Kraft dead at the scene.

 

BROWNING MAN INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK

A 17 year old Browning resident sustained minor injuries in a single vehicle wreck on Route KK at GEM Road, 2 miles east of Purdin in Linn County at 10:30 Sunday morning. The patrol said Cody J. Coram was northbound when his auto went off the left side of the roadway and struck an embankment, became airborne and returned to the roadway. Coram was transported by private auto to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield for treatment. The patrol was assisted by the Linn County Sheriff’s Department.

 

ONE INJURED AFTER VEHICLE COLLIDES WITH DEER

The highway patrol reports a Monroe City made was taken by Monroe County Ambulance to Hannibal

Regional Hospital for treatment of minor injuries following a collision with a deer on Route U, 5 miles west of Palmyra at 5:40 pm Sunday in Marion County. 21 year old Crace Cppl pf Quincy, IL was driving southbound when her vehicle collided with a deer in the roadway.  A friend of the driver and a passenger, 36 year old Matthew L. Carmean of Monroe City sustained minor injuries in that incident.

 

MINIMUM WAGE GOES UP JANUARY 1St IN SEVERAL STATES

In Missouri, the minimum wage will rise from $7.85 to $8.60 an hour on Tuesday as the first of five annual increases that will take it to $12 an hour by 2023. Voters this fall approved ballot initiatives raising the minimum wage after state legislators did not agree on a plan in Missouri as well as Arkansas. New minimum wage requirements go into effect Tuesday in 20 states as well as a variety of other new state laws.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

12/28/2018

PSC APPROVES NATURAL GAS RATE REDUCTION FOR AMEREN MISSOURI CUSTOMERS

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an agreement which provides an interim rate reduction of approximately $1.94 million for natural gas customers of Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri. The interim rate reduction will take effect on January 2, 2019, and will remain in effect until the Public Service Commission decides a natural gas rate case Ameren Missouri filed with the Commission on December 3, 2018. The interim rate reduction reflects the impact of the change in the federal corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21% under the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. For a residential customer using approximately 100 cubic feet of gas a month, natural gas rates will drop by approximately $1.58 a month. This will appear as a separate line item on the monthly natural gas bill as a credit.  Ameren Missouri provides natural gas service to approximately 131,000 customers in 25 Missouri counties including Audrain, Bollinger, Boone, Butler, Callaway, Cape Girardeau, Cole, Cooper, Dent, Gasconade, Howard, Lincoln, Miller, Moniteau, Montgomery, Morgan, Phelps, Pike, Ralls, Randolph, St. Charles, Saline, Scott, Stoddard and Warren.

 

KIRKSVILLE ATTORNEY FACING CHARGES

KTVO and KTVO.com  reports  a Kirksville attorney is charged with three crimes: one felony and two misdemeanors. According to online court records, Kristen A. Williams, 44, of Kirksville is charged with Third-Degree Domestic Assault, Second-Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Driving While Intoxicated with a Person Less Than 17 Years Old in the Vehicle. These charges stem from an altercation that happened Sunday at Williams' home and the victim’s local law office. Court documents reveal that the male victim told police Williams was attacking him in a drunken rage at the law office, and she punched and scratched his face as he tried to close a door to keep her out of the room.

The victim and a juvenile were eventually able to get Williams onto the floor in an attempt to subdue her. While the investigating Kirksville police officer talked with Williams, he said she smelled of intoxicants and her eyes were glassy. Williams told police she and the victim had been involved in verbal arguments and physical altercations over the past two days. The juvenile said in police documents that Williams had started the altercation. Then, both adults started fighting. Williams was knocked to the ground, and the juvenile said the man put Williams in a choke hold. The juvenile told police she believed the man also hit Williams in the head. Williams was eventually arrested. Investigators said she later admitted to driving after consuming intoxicants. Williams provided a sample of her breath using a DMT intox instrument. The results showed Williams’ blood alcohol content was .189 percent. Williams is free after posting bond.

 

IOWA WOMAN INJUIRED IN DAVIESS COUNTY WRECK

A Iowa resident had moderate injuries after a single vehicle wreck in Davies County. It happened at 4 o’clock yesterday (THURS) afternoon as a vehicle driven by 56 year old Lynn M Johnson went off the interstate. The driver overcorrected and the auto went back and forth across both lanes of the Interstate more than once before  going into the median, where it overturned and came to rest on the driver’s side across both lanes of I-35 southbound and partially in the median. The driver was transported to Cameron Regional Hospital by private auto.

 

RALLS COUNTY CRASH RESULTS IN MINOR INJURIES FOR THREE PEOPLE

The Highway Patrol reports 3 people had minor injuries following a 2 vehicle collision at US 61 and MO 18 in New London, MOin Ralls County shortly after 3 o’clock yesterday (THURS) afternoon. The report indicated that 29 year old Dhaval H. Khengar of Osage Beach was north bounfdand turned into the path of a southbound pickup operated by 29 year old Kenneth A. Wilkinson of Center, MO and the two vehicles collided head-on. Both drivers were transported by Ralls County Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital while Wilkinson was t transported by Ralls County Ambulance to Blessing Hsopital in Quincy for treatment.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

12/26/2018





LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

12/27/2018

POLICE MAKE ARREST IN COLUMBIA STABBING OF ELDERLY MAN

Columbia Police made an arrest in connection with the recent stabbing of an elderly man in Columbia. Jessie R. Williams, 28, of Columbia, was arrested for 1st Degree Assault and Armed Criminal Action in connection to the assault at Casey's General Store, 2520 Range Line Street, on December 23. Evidence collected and information from witnesses enabled officers and detectives to learn the identity of the suspect and begin searching for him. He was soon located the suspect was located at a local motel. After refusing to exit his hotel room the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) and SWAT teams were activated to assist. A short time after their arrival the suspect surrendered without incident. Williams was  remanded to the custody of the Boone County Jail. There are no photos available at this time.

 

NINE TRAFFIC FATALITIES OVER CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY COUNTING PERIOD

The Highway Patrol reports nine people died in traffic crashes during the 2018 Christmas holiday weekend. Last year, there were seven fatalities. The 2018 Christmas counting period ran from 6 p.m., Friday, December 21, 2018, through 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, December 25, 2018. The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated 294 crashes resulting in 80 injuries and 6 fatalities. The patrol also made 106 DWI arrests. The remaining three fatalities are the result of a two-vehicle traffic crash in Blue Springs, MO. The Blue Springs Police Department is investigating.  During the 2017 Christmas counting period, the Patrol investigated 491 traffic crashes, which included 125 injuries and five of the seven fatalities. Troopers also arrested 92 people for driving while impaired over last year’s Christmas holiday.

CHILLICOTHE ARREST MAN CHRISTMAS MORNING

Christmas morning at 7:31am, Chillicothe Police Officers executed two warrants on a subject in the 1000 block of First Street in Chillicothe.  Jonathan Peterie was arrested on a Livingston County warrant for Burglary and a State Probation and Parole violation warrant. Peterie was also found in possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia. He was processed and transported to Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail on the warrants and pending possible filing of the additional charges. Chillicothe Police also made several traffic stops and building security checks, but overall it was a very, very, quiet Christmas Day for Chillicothe Police with a total of 33 calls for service.

 

RESIDENTIAL FIRE IN COLUMBIA

The Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 4801 Center Brook Court, Thornbrook Subdivision, at 2:57pm Wednesday.   First arriving units observed heavy smoke coming from a large, single family residence with a walkout basement.  Crews deployed a pre-connected hose line and performed an aggressive interior fire attack.  Fire personnel reported significant fire in the kitchen area upon entry.  The incident commander requested one additional unit because of the size of the home and the report of heavy smoke.  Other than the family dog, there was no one home at the time of the fire. The incident was brought under control in approximately fifteen minutes.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

 

MONTGOMERY CITY MAN IN ACCIDENT

The highway patrol reports a Montgomery City man received moderate injuries in a single vehicle crash at 1:23 pm Christmas Day. The accident happened on MO 19 South, a little ways south of Hagedorn Lane. 24 year old Mason S. Jackson was southbound and traveling to fast for conditions around a curve where he lost control and the vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway. The driver was transported to Hermann Hospital by ambulance.

 

5TH ANNUAL ICE FISHING WORKSHOP SCHEDULED IN HUNNEWELL

Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer its fifth annual ice fishing workshop in Hunnewell, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., on Jan. 12. This free workshop will take place at the Hunnewell Lake Conservation Area, located at 6503 Highway Z in Shelby County.  This workshop will address basic ice safety, equipment instruction, fish identification, and hands-on experience fishing on the ice. Beginners of all ages are welcome, but participants younger than 16-years old must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited for this popular event, and participants must preregister by noon on Jan. 11 to attend. To register, visit the online event registration page: mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/163667.  For more information about this event, call the MDC office in Hannibal at 573-248-2530, or contact Chelsea Clever at 573-248-2530, ext. 6377




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

12/26/2018

 

FATAL WRECK IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY CHRISTMAS EVE

A Kansas City, Kansas man died Christmas Eve in a single vehicle crash in Livingston County, 8 miles west of Chillicothe on MO 190. The patrol said the crash occurred at 2:35 Monday afternoon when a vehicle driven by 80 year old Edward R. Gault of Kansas City, Kansas crested a hill at a high rate of speed, became airborne and travelled off the north side of the roadway. The vehicle then continued down a ditch, struck an embankment, and became airborne again and the vehicle overturned onto its top off the north side of MO 190 facing east. Gault was pronounced dead at the scene by Livingston County Coroner Scott Lindley. A passenger in the auto, 15 year old Josh A. Gault of Chillicothe was transported by Lifeflight Eagle to Truman Medical Center in Kansas City in serious condition.

 

STOLEN TRUCK REPORTED TO BROOKFIELD POLICE

According to a Christmas Day post on Social Media. The Brookfield Police Department is asking for help locating a pickup after taking a report from a Brookfield resident in reference to a stolen silver 2010 Ford F-150 extended cab pickup. The pickup was bearing Missouri license 5UA Z76. If you see the vehicle please notify your local law enforcement agency. In addition, The Brookfield Police Department would like to remind everyone to remove valuables from their vehicles when parking them for the night as they have taken several reports of thefts from locked and unlocked vehicles in the past few days. The posting also requests anyone with security cameras to forward any video to the police department which shows individuals walking around vehicles or homes during the past couple nights. If you have video, you can email it to: police@brookfieldcity.com

 

CRASH SOUTH OF MADISON SATURDAY

A Moberly man received minor injuries Saturday when his vehicle struck a vehicle from behind on MO 151, 5 miles south of Madison at 8pm Saturday night. The patrol said 27 year old Zachery Johnston was northbound when he hit another northbound auto driven by 33 year old Shelly M. Terry of Mexico from behind. Both drivers received minor injuries and ree to seek their own treatment.

 

GREENTOP DRIVERS INVOLVED IN WRECK

Two Greentop residents were involved in a collision on US 63, 1 mile south of Greentop in Adair County at 5:20 Saturday. The patrol report said 51 year old Adrain M. Garza was on a gravel road and failed to yield and started to turn onto US 63 and struck a southbound auto driven by 28 year old Alysa L. Lloyd in the side. Both drivers had minor injuries. Garza refused treatment at the scene while Lloyd was transported to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville  by Adair County Ambulance.

 

BROOKFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING

The Brookfield Police Department recently posted an updated Brookfield Briefing, a summary of investigations, arrests and more on Social Media. The 12/23/2018 report included …

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

12/24/2018

ARREST MADE IN MACON SEXUAL ASSULT INVESTIGATION

The Macon Police Department is investigating a report of sexual assault. According to police, at 3:00 a.m. Saturday, officers were alerted of a sexual assault that occurred in the early morning hours inside Macon city limits. A Macon Police Officer responded to the scene, and began an investigation. During that time, police learned a male suspect had assaulted at least two victims before leaving the area. Police later located the male suspect at a local hotel, and placed him in custody. After questioning, the male suspect was transported to the Macon County Jail where he was placed on a 24-hour hold pending formal charges. Police then applied for, and obtained an arrest warrant for 39 year old Justin Shade, of Columbia, Missouri. Charges include felony sexual abuse and felony sodomy/attempted sodomy. Bond was set at $50,000 cash only. Shade remains in custody at the Macon County Jail.

 

KIRKSVILLE RENTAL HOME CONSIDERED TOTAL LOSS FOLLOWING FIRE

Your Source KTVO and KTVO.com reports Kirksville Firefighters responded to a blaze on North Elson street at 8 a.m., Sunday. First responders say the fire started in the kitchen, and spread through the home. Three people were living in the rental house at the time. Two residents are being treated at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. Firefighters worked for five hours to extinguish the fire. Authorities say the house is a total loss.

 

ELDERLY MAN STABBED IN COLUMBIA

Columbia Police say a man is in life-threatening condition at a Columbia Hospital after being stabbed several times over the weekend. Police and emergency personnel were summoned  around 2pm Sunday when the man entered a Casey’s Store on Rangeline in Columbia with bloodied clothing. Authorities say the man is 73 years old and had been stabbed several times and are continuing to investigate and say they do have a suspect believed to be a white mail with a beard in in 30’s. If you have any information, contact CRIMESTOPPERS.

 

MURDER INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN COOPER COUNTY

Law Enforcement is investigating at murder in Cooper County. At approximately 10:30 p.m. on December 13, 2018, troopers responded to a traffic crash on Interstate 70, near the 96-mile marker, in Cooper County.  Upon arrival, officers discovered the body of 40-year-old Melissa A. Peskey, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, deceased in the driver’s seat. On December 17, 2018, an autopsy was performed on the victim at the Boone County Medical Examiner's Office in Columbia, Missouri.  Preliminary results of the investigation at the scene and autopsy indicate that the victim died of a gunshot wound, from a weapon fired from outside the vehicle.  The victims two children were reportedly with her when she was killed but they were not hurt. The investigation is ongoing as authorities follow up on leads and this past Saturday sent out a tweet  asking area residents to “keep it up” with tips on the case. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 573-751-1000.

 

NEW TEMPORARY SHERIFF IN KNOX COUNTY

KTVO and KTVO.com reports Knox County Coroner Alan Rimer is now serving as temporary sheriff.

State statute calls for the county coroner to take over the duties of sheriff if a sheriff dies or leaves the office vacant before his or her term is up. Now-former Knox County Sheriff Robert Becker was forced to resign Wednesday after pleading guilty to two crimes: Sexual Abuse and Domestic Assault. He avoided jail time by receiving a two-year sentence that the judge suspended. Becker was placed on two years probation, ordered to pay a $2,000 fine and is required to register as a sex offender. The plea deal with the Missouri Attorney General's Office also called for him to resign by the end of the year. A Knox County Commissioner said on Friday the commissioners plan to appoint an interim sheriff during a special meeting on January 2, 2019. A special election to choose a permanent Knox County sheriff will be held on February 26, 2019. Each local party will nominate one person to appear on the ballot. The winner will fill the remainder of Becker's term, which expires at the end of 2020.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

12/21/2018

 

CLARK WOMAN HURT IN ACCIDENT ON PRIVATE PROPERTY

A 73 year old Clark woman sustained moderate injuries after being run over by the pickup she had been driving. The patrol said Linda K. Hubin was exiting the vehicle and her clothing was caught on something inside the vehicle. The vehicle was not in park and rand over Hubins leg, then continued down a hill and struck a tree. Hubin was transported by Randolph County Ambulance to Moberly Regional Medical Center. The incident occurred on private property on County Road 2675 -  3 and a half miles west of Clark at 7:15 Tuesday night.

 

ADAIR COUNTY WRECK ON BUSINESS 63

The highway patrol said a one vehicle wreck occurred on Business highway 63, 1 mile south of Kirksville. at 8:15 Tuesday night. The report was 18 year old Grant L. Woods of Kirkville was southbound when his vehicle went off the right side of the roadway, struck the ground and over turned. The driver had minor injuries and was transported to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment. That accident happened on Tuesday night around 9:00 pm

 

CHILLICOTHE MAN PLEADS GUILTY ON FEDERAL CHARGES THURSDAY

Guilty! That was the plea Randy Constant of Chillicothe made in US District Court in Iowa Thursday morning. Constant faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  The guilty plea was on charges of Wire Fraud and a Scheme to Defraud in the marketing of $140 million dollars of grain as certified organic.  Randy Constant made his appearance and entered a guilty plea for the scheme. Court Documents show Constant owned and operated Organic Land Management (OLM) and held the certifications at organic producers in Nebraska and Missouri.  He also co-owned and operated Jericho Solutions of Missouri, which operated in the northern district of Iowa, and was selling and marketing grain labeled as organic.The court documents indicate the scheme to defraud took place between 2008 and 2017 and was to sell grain labeled organic, but was in actuality was 90% non-organic or mixed organic and non-organic.  From 2010 to 2017, Constant, through the companies, sold the grains for more than $140 million dollars. As a result of the Guilty Plea, Constant agreed to forfeiture of more than $128 million dollars of property or equipment derived from the proceeds of the offense. He has been released on his own recognizance until the time of sentencing.

 

 ADAIR COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS SHOWN IN THURSDAY

The official swearing in ceremony in Adair County took place yesterday morning for the 8 county officials who were elected in November of this year. The event was held at the Adair County Courthouse and among those sworn in was Kent Bryant, who was appointed as the new county assessor. He was able to be shown in at the same time after it was ann9ounced that the Missouri Governors office officially had confirmed the appointment.

 




LOCAL AND REGIONAL NEWS

12/20/2018

Wayland Teen Injured in Clark Co Accident

A single vehicle wreck along route C Tuesday night in Clark county resulted in moderate injuries to a driver from Wayland Mo. According to the Mo State Highway Patrol the accident occurred when a westbound vehicle driven by 16 year old Kloey Eggers of Wayland traveled off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected, traveled off the left side of the road, struck a utility pole, and overturned. She sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Madison Community Hospital for treatment. The Clark county Sheriffs Office and the Clark County Fire Department assisted at the scene.

 

Knox County Sheriff Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse and Domestic Assault

From KTVO.com A northeast Missouri sheriff is himself in trouble with the law. Knox County Sheriff Robert Becker, 51, of Rutledge, was charged Wednesday with two misdemeanors. According to online court records, Becker faced a charge of Second-Degree Sexual Abuse and Fourth-Degree Domestic Assault. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that Becker has pleaded guilty to the charges of Sexual Abuse and Domestic Assault and will resign. Becker appeared in court Wednesday afternoon and faced Knox County Associate Circuit Judge Tom Redington. Judge Redington sentenced Becker to one year in county jail for each offense, suspended execution of the sentence, and two years of probation, supervised by the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole. He was also suspended as sheriff effective immediately. As a condition of his probation, Becker is also required to resign from his position as sheriff by December 31 and surrender his Peace Officer Standards and Training license. He must also enroll in sex offender treatment. The Attorney General's office appointed a special prosecutor to the case due to conflict of interest. Assistant Attorneys General Katharine Dolin, Christine Krug and Gregory Goodwin handled the case along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

 

Fatal Columbia Shooting Wednesday

From KMIZ.Com, Police have confirmed a fatal shooting t killed a 22-year-old. Police responded to University Hospital, at around noon Wednesday, for a report of a victim with a gunshot wound. It was reported the victim was taken to the hospital by another individual. Travious Grant, 22, was pronounced dead at the hospital, while undergoing emergency surgery. An initial investigation suggests Grant was shot at an apartment in the 1000 block of Claudell Lane. The investigation is ongoing, but at this time detectives do not believe the death was intentional.

 

 

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

12/19/2018

 

PALMYRA DRIVER INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK

The highway patrol said a 16 year old Palmyra driver sustained moderate injuries when he lost control of his westbound pickup on County Road 234, 5 miles west of Palmyra in Marion County around 3:20 Tuesday afternoon. 16 year old Casey S. Hathaway was transported by Marion County Ambulance to Blessing Hospital in Quincy. When Hathaway lost control, his truck travelled off the left side of the roadway, striking an embankment, overturned, then struck a metal retaining wall and a tree, coming to rest on its wheels.

 

TWO VEHICLE COLLISSION IN BOONE COUNTY AT 5:50 PM

A two vehicle collision in Boone County occurred at 5:30 pm Tuesday. The patrol said the crash was on Route E, approximately 100 yards North of Akemann Bridge Road. Tyler L. Shaw was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia with minor injuries. Both vehicles .

BROOKFIELD CHAMBER LUNCHEON TODAY

The Brookfield Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Chamber Christmas Luncheon today at 12 noon at Captain Dan’s Steakhouse & BBQ in Brookfield. Donna Hulett, Director issued a personal invite to all chamber members asking them to join us. In addition, the Chamber office will be closed from December 21st thru January 1st for the holidays.

 

TROOPERS ARREST COLUMBIA WOMAN ON TRAFFIC CHARGES OUT OF BOONE COUNTY

The patrol said a 19 year old Columbia woman was arrested at 8:41 pm Tuesday night in Montgomery County for Driving while revoked, 2nd or 3rd offense. She was being held at the Montgomery County Jail at last report.

 

MOBERLY MAN ARRESTED TUESDAY MORNING

The patrol said 28 year old Michael R. Arant of Moberly was being held at the Randolph County Jail on a Monroe County Warrant for DWI and Driving while Suspended. That arrest took place in Randolph County at 7:50 AM.

 

RECOVREY OF STOLEN CAMPER TRAILER LEADS TO ARREST OF COLUMBIA MAN

KMIZ TV is reporting on their station website that a Columbia man is charged in Callaway County after deputies recovered a stolen camper trailer this week. Samuel Smiley, 54, of Columbia was arrested around 2:40 p.m. Monday following a search of a home in the 1700 block of County Road 340 near Millersburg. Smiley was also wanted in Boone County on a felony count of forgery. 

According to the sheriff’s office, Callaway deputies recovered the camper trailer, which had been reported stolen out of Boone County. Prosecutors charged Smiley on Tuesday with a felony count of receiving stolen property and he is being held in the Callaway County jail without bond pending a court appearance. 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

12/17/2018

KIRKSVILLE MAN WITH MINOR INJURIES FOLLOWING ATV CRASH- REFUSES TREATMENT

A Kirksville man refused treatment of minor injuries received in an ATV crash around 8:00 last (SUN) night. The highway patrol said 23 year old Tyrel L. Couch of Kirksville was eastbound on highway B, approximately 8 miles northwest of Kirksville when he attempted to make a turn and rolled the ATV  he was operating into a barbed wire fence. The Adair County Sheriff’s Department, Adair County First Responders and Adair County Ambulance provided on-scene assistance. According to the patrol report, Couch sustained minor injuries in the indecent but refused treatment at the scene.

CALLAWAY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT MAKES DRUG ARRESTS NEAR WILLIAMSBURG

Two deputies with the Callaway County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man and woman near Williamsburg over the weekend while out on patrol. According to the report, 40 year old Eric Marshal along with 25 year old Taylor Turkington are now facing charges including possession of drugs and drug related paraphernalia. Authorities say in addition to the drugs and paraphernalia charges, Marshal is also facing federal weapons charges.

 

FULTON POLICE MAKE DRUG ARRESTS SUNDAY

A news release from the Fulton Police Department indicates officers arrested two men on Drug Charges around 1am Sunday morning after a traffic stop where the passenger in the auto was found to be in possession of meth, cocaine, various pills and more. Yashim Smith was arrested and transported to the Callaway County Jail on 4 possession of a controlled substance charges along with suspicion of delivery and distribution. In addition it was also determined he was wanted on a Cole warrant for failure to appear on controlled substances charges as well as a and a no bond parole absconder warrant. The driver of the vehicle, Elmer Jackson was wanted on several warrants for failing to appear in court. He is now back in the pokey.

 

TROOPERS MAKE AREA ARRESTS

A 54 year old Kirksville Man was placed on a 24 hour hold at the Caldwell County Detention Center shortly after 6pm Sunday night. Christopher T. Lewis was charged with possession of a controlled substance-Amphetamine, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, failure to have two approved tail lamps, failure to drive in the right lane of the highway and no insurance. A 41 year old Mississippi resident was placed on a 12 hour hold at the Randolph County on DWI charges around 10:21 last (MON) night. Felix Rodriguez Ayala was picked up at 10:21 PM.  Another dWI arrest, this time in Monroe County   at 205 this (MON) morning. 21 year old Michael G. Kelley of Madison was held at the Monroe County Jail with no bond after his arrest for felony Driving While Intoxicated.   A Sullivan County man was also arrested by a State Trooper at 2:24 AM Sunday. 43 year old Kevin E. Coltrain of Newtown was arrested for Driving with Intoxicated and no turn signal He was held at the Sullivan County Sheriff’s office and later released. A 22 year old Chillicothe man was placed on a 24 hour hold at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail for exceeding posted speed limit, failure to drive on right half of roadway, careless and imprudent driving, operating a motor vehicle owned by another that has not maintained financial responsibility and resisting arrest. Tristan J. Hudson was arrested shortly before 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon in Livingston County




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

 12/14/2018

 

JURY FINDS MOBERLY MAN A SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATOR

On Thursday, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that a Randolph County jury found Daniel J. Jensen, 41, of Moberly, Missouri, to be a sexually violent predator. The jury took only 35 minutes to deliberate. Jensen has a history of abuse. He had previously been convicted in California for molesting two boys, ages 9 and 10. After relocating to Missouri, he was eventually caught and convicted for abusing a physically handicapped boy from ages 2 to 4. Jensen also admitted to years of downloading pornography featuring children as young as 2 years old and stated he would have had abused another 4-year-old if given the chance. He had previously been treated in California for sex offending issues and was terminated from treatment in Missouri's Department of Corrections for lying and unwillingness to change behaviors. When Jensen became parole eligible, the Attorney General's Office filed a petition to civilly commit Jensen rather than risk his return to the community. Jensen will remain in a secure Department of Mental Health treatment facility for the control, care, and treatment of sexual predators until he is deemed safe to be at large.

MEXICO MAN ARRESTED ON BURGLARY CHARGES

On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at approximately 8:29AM the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 600 block of Whitley in reference to a vehicle being rummaged through during the previous overnight hours and some change being stolen.  The owner of the vehicle had some surveillance camera footage of the suspect.  This led officers to Randy L. Jennings, age 52, of Columbia.  As officers investigated Jennings’ activities during the timeframe of the theft, evidence was located linking him to the burglary of a home that occurred on December 11th, 2018 between 5:30PM and 11:00PM.  Jennings was located in the 200 block of W. Love Street and taken into custody at about 11:37AM.  He was processed at MPSD and later taken to the Audrain County Jail to post bond on Burglary 2nd degree and Stealing over $150.  Citizens are reminded that people arrested / charged with a crime are simply accused of the crime and are to be considered innocent until proven guilty.

MAN ARRRESTED AFTER MAKING VERBAL THREATS AT SCHOOL

On Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at about 8:42 AM, a disgruntled parent began causing a disturbance in the office at the Mexico Middle School.  A School Resource Officer (SRO) was in the building but not in the office when the incident occurred, and the parent left prior to the SRO arriving in the office.  The officer was advised that, prior to leaving, the disgruntled parent made threats towards the school to both a staff member and another parent who was near the office at the time.At approximately 9:26 AM, Mexico Public Safety officers arrived at the home of the disgruntled parent, Damion A Linder, age 36.  Linder was taken into custody at about 10:43 AM, and transported to MPSD.  He was processed and taken to the Audrain County Jail for Making a Terroristic Threat-3rd degree.  Officers found no indication that Linder had immediate plans to act on his threat but the incident is still under investigation.

AREA RESIDENTS PARTICIPATE PATROL’S 14th COMMUNITY ALLIANCE PROGRAM

Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, MO, announces on November 12, 2018, 18 Troop B area residents completed a Community Alliance Program offered by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop B Headquarters.  This was the 14th program of its type conducted at Troop B since 2001.  The Community Alliance Program is a unique opportunity for citizens to gain insight and understanding of the training and many duties of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.  It also offers an opportunity to meet and interact with several members and employees of the Patrol.  During the program, the participants met at the Troop B Headquarters in Macon, MO, for 10 consecutive Monday evenings. Classroom and practical instruction covered various topics, including firearms, traffic stops, traffic crash and criminal investigations, polygraph examinations, and driving while intoxicated enforcement. The program culminated with an awards ceremony, which was held at and sponsored by the Macon Comfort Inn.  During the awards ceremony, participants received a plaque for their participation.  Participants of the 2018 Troop B Community Alliance Program were: Murrell and Jeanne Arnett, of Macon, MO; Reggie and Deborah Baker, of Excello, MO; Kayla Bridges, of Macon; Kristen Burks, of Macon; Tammy Cross, of Excello; Amy Denton, of Cairo, MO; Greg and Jenny Gabriel, of Macon; Bev Halley, of Macon; Joey Hedworth, of Bevier, MO; Erica Nobles, of Excello; Corie Pryor of Kirksville, MO; Denise Schisler, of Moberly, MO; Anna Smith, of Excello; Nicholas Telep of Kansas City, MO; and Bree Wells, of Macon, MO. The Missouri State Highway Patrol will host the 15th Community Alliance Program at the Troop B Headquarters beginning in September 2019.  Any citizen who is interested in attending the 15th Community Alliance Program is encouraged to call Sergeant Eric F. Brown at 660-385-2132. 

 

ONE OF MISSOURIS LARGEST-EVER POACHING INVESTIGATIONS NEARING END – SEVERAL INVOLVLED POACHING IN COUNTIES IN THE LISTENING ARE

Southwest Missouri family has violations in multiple states and Canada - A Greene County man’s court sentencing’s in December in Barton and Lawrence Counties are the most recent events in what is one of Missouri’s largest conservation cases involving the illegal taking of deer. On Dec. 13, David Berry Jr. of Brookline, received a 120-day sentence in Barton County Circuit Court for a felony firearms probation violation. On Dec. 6, he received a one-year jail sentence in Lawrence County Associate Court after pleading guilty to taking wildlife illegally on Oct. 11. The 120-day sentence Berry Jr. received in Barton County Circuit Court will be served in addition to the one-year sentence he received in Lawrence County. These convictions were made with information obtained from Operation Game Thief, a hotline sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Conservation Federation of Missouri. Berry Jr.’s convictions are the tip of a long list of illegal fish and game activity by him and other members of his family.  “It is unknown how many deer the main group of suspects has taken illegally over the past several years,” Lawrence County Conservation Agent Andy Barnes said. “It would be safe to say that several hundred deer were taken illegally.” Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney Don Trotter agreed. “Conservation investigators estimated that the group was responsible for killing hundreds of deer over a three-year period,” he said. “The deer were trophy bucks taken illegally, mostly at night, for their heads, leaving the bodies of the deer to waste.” What Barnes and Trotter were referring to were facts uncovered by several years of investigative work. On July 11, 2016, approximately 100 state, federal and Canadian wildlife officers simultaneously interviewed multiple suspects and other persons of interest in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Canada. Information gained from these and earlier interviews tied 14 Missouri residents to over 230 charges that occurred in 11 Missouri counties. Three suspects were tied to additional wildlife violations in Kansas, Nebraska and Canada. Two suspects were tied to Federal Lacey Act Wildlife violations that occurred in Kansas, Nebraska, and Canada. As part of this effort, MDC agents concluded an 8½ month investigation by serving arrest warrants on David Berry, Jr., David Berry, Sr., currently residing in Springfield, and Kyle Berry, Everton, on Aug. 31, 2016. Other individuals in Missouri also received summonses to appear in court on charges stemming from this investigation. Charges were filed in Lawrence, Linn, Shannon, Dade, Greene, Putnam, Harrison, DeKalb, Barton, Vernon and Benton Counties. Most of the Missouri violations were related to the illegal taking of deer. Most of the deer were trophy-class animals. In many instances, only the heads and antlers were removed. More than 300 charges were filed on this group in state, federal and international jurisdictions. Prior to the July, 2016 interviews, David Berry, Sr. and Eric Berry, 20, Everton, were convicted of taking game fish by hand in Dade County. During the 2017 firearms deer season, while awaiting his court appearance for violations from the 2016 investigation, Eric Berry and an accomplice were caught spotlighting in Lawrence County. To date, this group of poachers has paid $151,000 in bonds and $51,000 in fines and court costs and collectively served 33 days in jail. David Berry Sr. and David Berry Jr. had hunting, fishing and trapping privileges revoked for life by the Missouri Conservation Commission. Eric Berry and Kyle Berry had hunting and fishing privileges revoked for 18 years and 8 years respectively. Jerimiah Cline, Republic, who took wildlife illegally and assisted the Berry’s, had hunting privileges revoked for five years. Information received this fall through Operation Game Thief led to the arrests of David Berry Sr. and David Berry Jr. for violating terms of their probation. David Berry Sr. has posted bond and is awaiting a probation revocation. People observing wildlife violations can report them through the Operation Game Thief Hotline, 1-800-392-1111 or call the local conservation agent.

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LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

 12/13/2018


CHILLICOTHE TEENAGER CRASHES VEHICLE TUESDAY NIGHT

A 16 year old Chillicothe resident received minor injuries when she crashed her car Tuesday night about 10:35 pm. The patrol reports Jada S. Bennett was eastbound on LIV 520, west of LIV 533 about 10 miles west of Chillicothe when her auto began to skid. Bennett overcorrected and the vehicle began to skid again and traveled off the south side of the road, through a barbed wire fence and overturned. The auto came to rest on its top facing south. Bennett was transported by Chillicothe EMS to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. The Livingston County Sheriffs Department and Chillicothe Fire Department also provided on-site assistance.

 

HOWARD COUNTY WRECK SENDS COLUMBIA MAN TO HOSPITAL

A Columbia man, 47 year old Russell E. Erquhart was transported to University Hospital in Columbia with moderate injuries after his pickup traveled off the left side of US highway 40, a half a mile east of County Road 467 in Howard County. That wreck occurred at 12:24 PM Wednesday afternoon.

 

FARM BILL PASSES AND WILL SOON BE ON PRESIDENTS DESK

The measure got approval by an 87 to 13 vote. House members must approve the conference report on the comprehensive bill before it goes to President Donald Trump for his signature. Over the next decade, the Farm Bill will cost taxpayers $867 billion, much of it directed toward nutrition assistance programs that help feed the poor and stabilize  markets for American producers. The House had wanted enhanced work requirements for recipients of SNAP, what had previously been known as food stamps. The conference committee bill left out that provision. The measure, however, included protections for agricultural producers like crop insurance, floor prices for commodities and new coverage for specific fruit, vegetable and grain crops. The Farm Bill comes up for renewal every five years. The previous bill expired on Sept. 30, and some programs have gone without funding since that date. Both chambers passed their versions of the Farm Bill in June, and the conferees have wrangled over the particulars in the time since. Leaders wanted to get the measure to the president’s desk by year’s end, partly because of the changing majority party in the House and largely because of the weak farm economy


LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

 12/12/2018


ACCIDENT INVOLVING DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TRANSPORT BUS-TWO INJURED

A one-vehicle accident while attempting to make a turn at a Macon gas station parking lot resulted in extensive vehicle damage and two minor injuries. The highway patrol said the incident happened just before 2:30 Tuesday afternoon when a northbound Missouri Department of Corrections bus, driven by 48 year old Jesse P. Montemayor of Cameron attempted to turn in a parking lot and the bus struck a concrete pillar damaging the drive axle of the vehicle and putting it out of commission. The driver was not injured, however an assistant driver 57 year old Steven L. Mickler of Saint Joseph, MO and an inmate, 32 year old Billy J. Coleman of Saint Joseph both had minor injuries and were treated at the scene by Macon County Ambulance personnel. In addition to the two Department of Corrections workers, a total of 21 inmates were on the bus and being transported back to the St. Joseph correctional facility.  The inmates were eventually transported by vans that were brought in from the Moberly Correctional Center. Highway patrol troopers investigated the accident with assistance from the Macon Police Department and the Macon County Sheriff’s Department and law enforcement remained on scene until the inmates were transferred and back on the road. The transport bus was towed from the scene.

 

ONE DEAD AFTER VEHICLE CRASH AT SPUR POND

KTVO and KTVO.com reports an in an investigation is ongoing after an SUV drove into Spur Pond in Kirksville on Tuesday afternoon. Just before 6:00 p.m., Kirksville police confirmed one person who was trapped in the vehicle died. It took crews hours to recover that body from Spur Pond along Osteopathy Street. Around 1:30 p.m., it was reported that a vehicle had driven into the pond. Kirksville police said that one person was rescued from the SUV before it sank and was rushed by ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center just down the street.

Authorities say the vehicle entered Spur Pond at the intersection of North Osteopathy and West Missouri Streets. In addition to Kirksville and Adair County personnel, a dive team from Macon was called in to assist during this incident. The vehicle was pulled from Spur Pond around 4:15 p.m. The victim has been identified as Dakota Davis, 26, of Kirksville. The Adair County Coroner told KTVO Davis appeared to be the driver of the SUV that drove into Spur Pond. The name of the individual rescued from the vehicle before it sunk has not been released at this time. Police say that this incident remains under investigation.

 

STATE TROOPER FINDS LARGE MARIJUANA STASH AFTER TRAFFIC STOP IN COOPER COUNTY

The highway patrol reports a state trooper stopped a vehicle on Interstate 70 in Cooper County Monday night just before 11 pm after observing the vehicle go off the roadway and drive on the shoulder several times. The driver, 40 year old Homera Romero of Logan, UT was acting nervous when the trooper inquired about several duffle bags in plain view inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed what is believed to be approximately 95 pounds of marijuana in the duffle bags.  Romero was arrested and has since been charged with delivery of a controlled substance, a felony and at last word remains in custody in the Cooper County jail.

 

STATE TROOPERS MAKE SEVERAL ARRESTS IN THE AREA

Highway patrol troopers made several arrests in the area since Monday night including the arrest of a Moberly woman. 38 year old Lora L. McElroy was arrested just after Midnight

Tuesday morning on a felony Randolph County warrant for 2 counts of endangering

the welfare of a child involving Sexual conduct. Also another felony Randolph County warrant

for 2 counts of abuse or neglect of a child.  She was transported to the Randolph County Jail in

Huntsville.

 

CLARK DRIVER TAKEN TO COLUMBIA HOSPITAL AFTER VEHICLE OVERTURNED

The highway patrol reports a Clark driver was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia with moderate injuries after a one-vehicle wreck around 9:30 Tuesday morning.  According to the report, 16 year old Collin T. Antle was westbound on Route B, 2 ½ miles west of Higbee when his auto traveled off the left side of the road and overturned. In addition to Randolph County Ambulance personnel, the Higbee Fire Department and Randolph County Sheriff’s Department also provided on-scene assistance.

 

PUTNAM COUNTY ONE VEHICLE WRECK

A one vehicle wreck 6 miles northwest of Unionville on Route U at 1 AM Tuesday morning left a Powersville man with minor injuries. The patrol said 52 year old Andrew A. Untrauer was northbound when his pickup traveled off the right side of the roadway and came to rest in a ditch. He was transported by Putnam County Ambulance to Putnam County Memorial Hospital for treatment. The Putnam County Sheriff’s office assisted.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

12/11/2018

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY ACCIDENT ALSO RESULTS IN ARRREST

A single vehicle accident in Randolph County at 2 pm Sunday resulted in an arrest as well. The highway patrol said 17 year old Gavin D. Jones of Moberly was eastbound on County Road 2580, one mile east of Higbee when the vehicle he was driving slid on the ice covered roadway. The vehicle ran off the right side of the road and overturned resulting in extensive damage. The driver however left the scene.  Jones and a passenger, 15 year old Jordyn E. Cooley of Cairo both sustained minor injuries and both were transported by private vehicle to Samaritan Memorial Hospital in Macon on Monday. At 2 o’clock Monday afternoon, Jones was arrested on for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, a felony and was transported to the Randolph County Jail in Huntsville.

 

PUTNAM COUNTY WRECK MONDAY MORNING

A single vehicle accident happened in Putnam County at 4:15 am Monday. The patrol said 60 year old Calvin D. McCree of Unionville was northbound on MO 149, 17 miles southeast of Unionville when the vehicle he was driving ran off the right side of the roadway, travelled through a fence and came to rest in a field. The driver was transported by Putnam County to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

 

MARION COUNTY PROSECUTOR FOUND DEAD

The Prosecuting Attorney for Marion County was found dead Saturday morning.  The Hannibal Police Department is reportedly investigating the death of Marion County Prosecutor David Clayton and that a family member found Clayton at his residence at 1:31 Saturday afternoon. The Marion County Corner Rich Jones would not comment further to Hannibal TV Station KHQA other than to say Clayton’s death is under investigation by the Hannibal Police Department and that the Hannibal Police Department is expected to release information to the media and public in the near future.

 

KIRKSVILLE SHOOTING – ARREST MADE

Your Source KTVO and KTVO.com reports Kirksville police have made an arrest in connection with a late-night shooting that injured a man. Officers were called to Kirksville Apartments at 2202 East Normal Avenue just before 11:55 p.m. Sunday for a report of possible shots fired. After an investigation, Jason Edwin Carroll, 29, of Kirksville, was later arrested. He is now charged with First-Degree Assault and Armed Criminal Action. Witnesses told police they heard loud yelling and gunshots come from the parking lot of the apartment complex. While police were at the scene, they were informed a man suffering from a gunshot wound had just walked into the emergency room at Northeast Regional Medical Center. It was reported at the time that the injuries were not life threatening. Investigators found spent 40 caliber and 9 millimeter casings in parking lot of the apartment complex. Carroll's girlfriend told officers she saw a couple of people get into a car and start to leave the parking lot. They pulled up next to the car Carroll was in, and she heard yelling back and forth. During that argument, the girlfriend heard three or four gunshots. She was not sure who had been shot. Both vehicles then left the area. Deputies from the Boone County Sheriff's Office later pulled Carroll over in the car that area law enforcement agencies has been told to be on the lookout for. Officers found a 40 caliber handgun inside the car. Carroll is being held in the Adair County Law Enforcement Center on $150,000 cash-only bond

FAYETTE DRIVER INVOLVED IN BOONE COUNTY INJURY WRECK

The highway patrol investigated a two vehicle collision in Boone County at 9:10 am Monday. According to the report, 53 year old Michelle L. Howell of Fayette was eastbound on US 40 and was stopped behind another vehicle that was waiting to make a left turn. Another eastbound auto drivng by 39 year old Tara Smith of Quincy, IL came upon another auto moving slow. Smith’s auto travelled off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected and struck the rear of the Howell auto. Neither driver was injured; however a passenger in the Smith auto, 16 year old Abreanna R. Hamner of Quincy did have minor injuries and was transported to a Columbia hospital for treatment

 

MISSOURI ROUTE 6 TO BE RESURFACED IN ADAIR & SULLIVAN C OUNTIES

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission recently awarded a contract to Chester Bross, of Palmyra for a resurfacing project on Missouri Route 6 in Adair and Sullivan Counties.   A total of approximately 14.5 miles of Route 6 from the Chariton River to Missouri Route 129 is scheduled to be resurfaced at a total of cost of just over 2.5 million dollars. Crews will first perform partial depth pavement repairs, and then the roadway surface will be replaced with new asphalt. The work is expected to begin as early as this coming spring and should be completed before next fall.

 

TIS THE SEASON OF GIVING …

Faculty and staff of North Central Missouri College recently held a food drive on campus for non-perishables to donate to the Community Food Pantry of Grundy County. Over 600 pounds of food were collected and taken to the pantry to help with restocking after Thanksgiving and holiday distribution.

Also donated to the Community Food Pantry of Grundy County, were items collected by NCMC student organizations FCA/RHA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes/Residence Hall Association) food drive that took place during the NCMC women and men’s basketball games. Along with numerous amounts of canned foods, the organizations were also able to donate proceeds collected. North Central Missouri College students enrolled in the Teacher Education program, and members of the Student Missouri State Teacher Association recently conducted their annual “Merry Mittens” project. Over 120 donations of hats, gloves, and scarves were collected for distribution to local children in need, through the Trenton Bright Futures organization.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

12/10/2018

MULTIPLE AGENCIES RESPOND TO INJURY ACCIDENT ON US 36 SATURDAY

The highway patrol reported 3 people were injured in a two vehicle collision in the westbound lanes of US 36, 2 miles southwest of Breckinridge at 5:18 pm Saturday. According to the report both autos were westbound when a car driven by 61 year old Mary B. Carr of Cameron struck another westbound auto driven by 45 year old Andy L. Strahm of St. Joseph, MO. The Strahm auto overturned as it crossed the median and came to rest on its wheels facing northeast in the eastbound lane of 36. The Carr auto also overturned in the westbound lane of us 36 and came to rest on its top facing south. Strahm sustained serious injuries and was transported by Caldwell County EMS to Cameron Regional Medical Center. The other driver and a passenger in her auto, 61 year old Mark L. Carr both received minor injuries and was transported by Caldwell County EMS to Cameron Regional Medical Center. In addition to several troopers on the scene, the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department, Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department, Chillicothe Police Department, Braymer Fire Department, Breckenridge Fire Department and Caldwell County EMS all provided on scène assistance.

 

MEXICO MAN RECEIVED MODERATE INJURIES IN BOONE COUNTY CRASH

The patrol reports 24 year old Robert J. Crowley of Mexico had moderate injuries in a two car crash on Route B, 3 tenths of a mile north of McGee Road in Boone County around during the noon hour Saturday. Crowley was stopped, preparing to turn left into a private drive and as he began executing that maneuver, another northbound auto driven by17 year old Chase W. Miller of Hallsville failed to stop and tried to pass the other auto on the left hand side causing the front of the Crowley auto to strike the side of the other vehicle Miller auto. Crowely was taken to University hospital by ambulance for treatment.

 

TWO HOUSE FIRES WITHIN MINUTES OF EACH OTHER IN KIRKSVILLE FRIDAY NIGHT

 Your Source KTVO and KTVO.com reports Firefighters were called to two house fires within minutes of each other Friday night. Around 9:05 PM, there was a report of heavy smoke coming from an upstairs bedroom in a home on 1204 S. Porter in Kirksville. Shortly after that, it was reported that flames were observed coming out of the attic. Then at 9:15, there was another 911 call of a fire at a home at 1002 W. LaHarpe. Preliminary reports indicate that the fire on Porter Street was considered out and under control around 9:30 p.m. Fire fighters requested the assistance of the Red Cross for two adults who were displaced from that fire. Mutual aid was requested to assist to control the two house fires. Crews were on the scene for at least the next hour putting out hot spots. No injuries were reported at either fire, and no cause has been identified.

COLUMBIA FIREFIGHTERS BATTLES FIRE SUNDAY NIGHT

Columbia Firefighters battled an apartment fire Sunday night between 8 and 9 o’clock. According to the report, multiple units were involved fighting the blaze at Columbia Crossing Apartments in the 1600 block of Towne Drive. Officials say crews were able to keep the blaze contained to one apartment. Authorities are investigating the cause of that blasé.


UTV ACCIDENT NEAR NEW LONDON

A New London man escaped with only minor injuries after the UTV he was operating on private propery on Cheyenne Drive, 3 miles north of New London around 2:30 Saturday morning made a right turn and overturned. The highway patrol said 47 year old Larry W. Shepherd was transported by private auto to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment.

MARION COUNTY ACCIDENT INVOLVING PALMYRA MAN

Around 1 AM Saturday morning a Palmyra man was eastbound on County Road 234 at Route C, 3 miles west of Palmyra when his vehicle travelled off the left side of the roadway on a curve qnd overturned. 29 year old Christopher D. Foss was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON WRECK IN MARION COUNTY WHEN DRIVER FALLS ASLEEEP

A 22 year old Monroe City driver fell asleep at the wheel Friday afternoon around 4:25pm. 22 year old Brian E. Caldwell was eastbound on Highway C, approximately 4.5 miles west of Palmyra. Upon waking the driver overcorrected and the auto slid off the roadway and overturned landing on its top. Caldwell sustained moderate injuries and was transported by private auto to Hannibal Regional Medical Center for treatment.

 

EDINA FOOTBALL PLAYERS ACCUSED OF INAPPROPRIATELY TOUCHING OTHERS IN COURT

The junior high football players from Edina, Missouri, accused of inappropriately touching younger football players prior to practice learned their punishment on Friday. Your Source KTVO and KTVO.com reported the three Knox County R-1 students, whose names aren't being released because they are underage, faced a charge of Harassment stemming from incidents that happened on school grounds in September. The suspects were in juvenile court in Edina Friday to find out their sentence. April Wilson, an attorney representing one of the young male victims, told KTVO Judge Russell Steele put the three suspects on probation for one year and gave each of them 50 hours of community service. They must also write apology letters to their victims and consult with a psychiatrist.  September's incidents reportedly happened in the school district's field house on more than one occasion after school while the boys waited for their coach to arrive for practice. Their coach resigned soon after the allegations came to light. Wilson told KTVO the victim and his family she represents are "extremely disappointed" with the sentence, and they are fearful the victims will have no protection from the three boys who violated them.




Local & Regional News Summary

12/7/2018

WEATHER RELATED ACCIDENTS NUMEROUS

Motor vehicle accidents were numerous yesterday (THURS) morning due to the fast moving weather system that dropped snow on area roadways. One of the more serious accidents injury wise involved a Clifton Hill and a Moberly resident. The patrol said59 year old Charles T. Gibson of Moberly was northbound on MO 3, ¾’s of a mile north of Mount Airy at 9:50 AM when his auto slid on the snow covered roadway and traveled into the path of a southbound auto driven by 18 year old Owen D. Thornburg of Clifton Hill. Gibson was seriously injured and transported to University Hospital in Columbia by Randolph County Ambulance.

 

MACON ATTORNEY HAS BEEN DISBARED BY MISSOURI SUPREME COURT ORDER

Macon attorney Richard L. Winkie was disbarred following a November 20th Missouri Supreme Court order regarding allegations he converted client funds, mishandled trust accounts and knowingly deceived clients. The high court also ordered Winkie to pay $2,000 to the advisory committee fund in addition to all costs in the matter. Allegations against Winkie, in solo practice in Macon since 2009, stem from his representation of two couples in a real estate transaction and another client in a breach of contract case, according to Winkie's brief and that of the chief disciplinary counsel filed with the high court. The clients filed complaints with the chief disciplinary counsel after irregularities turned up in Winkie's operation of client trust accounts. An audit of the two accounts found issues that included insufficient documentation for cash withdrawals, payments to Winkie's employee and wife from the trust account, trust account funds used for personal and office expenses and deposits into the trust account from Winkie’s wife and his tenant. Unearned fees and personal funds also were found in the operating account, and the operating account periodically was overdrawn."Winkie's misuse of his trust account resulted in an untold number of instances of commingling and misappropriation," the chief disciplinary counsel's brief said. A disciplinary hearing panel later determined Winkie to have committed 16 professional conduct code violations and recommended he be disbarred. In his brief, Winkie did not dispute the allegations but said he should be placed on probation or stayed suspension with probation. Winkie said he had little prior experience managing a trust account but has since made a good faith effort to make restitution to his clients with interest, adding he did not charge them all or the full measure of potential legal fees, and he has been cooperative during the proceedings, according to his brief. Winkie had no prior record of discipline in Missouri, according to his brief.

 

AMENDMENT 2 PROVISIONS NOW IN EFFECT

In November, voters approved Amendment 2 which makes of legal for Missourians to use marijuana for medicinal purposes. The law restricts prescriptions of marijuana to those with certain types of diseases such as post traumatic stress disorder, epilepsy, cancer and others. The Department of Health and Senior Services is still developing rules and regulations regarding the licensing of dispensaries and grow operations, as well as what patients will need to do in order to obtain the drug. The provision of Amendment 2 officially took effect yesterday and that makes Missouri the 32nd State in the United States to allow for medicinal purses the use of marijuana.





LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

12/06/2018

BETHEL MAN SENTENCED TO PRISON

 A Macon County man is headed to prison for 10 years for Attempted Enticement of a Minor. In a report from your Source, KTVO and KTVO.com, the Kirksville Police Department said Jimmy Cunningham, 38, of Bethel, Missouri, was sentenced Tuesday in Adair County Circuit Court. Cunningham was arrested in August 2017 after he traveled from Macon County to Kirksville to meet up with who he thought was a 13-year-old girl for a sexual relationship. The girl was actually an undercover detective with the Kirksville Regional Computer Crimes Unit .

BREAK INS IN MEXICO UNDER INVESTIGATION

On Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at about 3:59AM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to an alarm at a business in the 1300 block of W Monroe.  Officers found that someone had broken a window to the business in an attempt to break in.  The suspect(s) did not get into the business and were gone prior to MPSD arrival.  While on scene, officers learned that someone had entered a neighboring business through a broken window and stolen around $200 in cash.  Later in the day, it was reported that someone had broken into a nearby shed during the previous 48 hours and stolen a 1980 Kawasaki motorcycle. Also on Tuesday, Mexico Public Safety responded to the north central part of Mexico in reference to people going through vehicles and stealing items during the previous overnight hours.  Officers learned of about 10 vehicles being rummaged through.  Two of the vehicles had change stolen from them and another vehicle had a handgun stolen from it.  None of the vehicles were damaged. Anyone with information about any of these crimes is asked to contact CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 392-TIPS or (800) 392-8477.  People can also contact Mexico Public Safety directly at (573) 473-5800 or (573) 581-2100.

SCHEDULE CHANGES AT DANVILLE INTERCHANGE WITH INTERSTATE 70

Missouri Route 161/Route J in Montgomery County has been closed as construction continues on the Interstate 70 interchange near Danville, but opened up this last Saturday to traffic. The plan was then to close the South Outer Road next week to begin work there. However, due to colder temperatures and ground conditions, the work planned for the South Outer Road has been postponed. It has not been determined at this time when the closure will occur, but it will likely be in the spring. We will pass that information on once a date has been determined. At this time, work will continue on finishing up signing, lighting, guardrail and other final pieces of the project.  So please continue to use caution when traveling through the area and be aware of what is going on around you.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE DEPARTMENT

Summary of Calls for 12/4/18




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

12/05/2018

ICE BLAMED FOR RANDOLPH COUNTY SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK

A single vehicle wreck in Randolph County on US 63 south, approximately 3 miles north of Clark just before 3am Tuesday was blamed on an ice covered bridge. The patrol said 25 year old Claire R. Tarrants of Columbia was southbound when he vehicle slide on the ice covered bridge resulting in her auto crossing the median where it struck a guardrail. Tarrants received minor injuries but was to seek her own medical treatment.

 

ICY ROADS RESULT IN ACCIDENT

A patch of ice resulted in a wreck in Mercer County at 5:30 am Tuesday. The patrol said 52 year old Ross C. Elrick of Trenton was northbound on US 65, approximately 3 miles north of Spickard and hit a patch of ice. As the vehicle started to skid, the driver overcorrected causing the vehicle to travel off the west side of the highway, strike an embankment and overturn. The auto came to rest off the west side of US 65, facing south on its drivers side. Elrick had minor injuries and was transported to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton by Grundy County EMS. A passenger, 27 year old Andrew A. May was also transported to the hospital by EMS, but refused treatment.

 

ICE RESULTS IN KNOX COUNTY WRECK

A Kirksville man was transported to North east Regional Hospital in Kirksville for treatment of minor injuries after his pickup slid off the left side of ice covered MO Route 6, one mile west of Hurdland at 6:20 AM Tuesday. The patrol said 24 year old Bo E. Bell was behind the wheel when the accident occurred and that his truck was totaled when it went off the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned.

 

ANOTHER WEATHER RELATED WRECK

Grundy County authorities’ were summoned to a secondweather related wreck Tuesday around 8:30 AM. The patrol said 42 year old Brandy A. Knapp of Trenton was northbound on Highway Z and lost control on the snow covered roadway. Her auto travelled off the west side of the highway and struck an embankment and overturned, coming to rest on its top off the west side of the highway, facing north. Knapp had minor injuries and was transported by Grundy County EMS to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton for treatment.

 

TWO VEHICLES COLLIDE IN ADAIR COUNTY TUESDAY MORNING.

Two vehicles were involved in an Adair County wreck at 7:40 AM Tuesday on US 63, 1 mile north of Sublette. The patrol said 27 year old Vanessa J. Hurley of Kirksville was northbound and struck the rear of a garbage truck that was also northbound and attempting to make a left turn. The garbage truck was driven by 41 year old Robert L. Hall of Clarence. Hall was not injured; however Hurley did receive moderate injuries and was transported by Adair County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment.

 

HEAD ON COLLISION IN SULLIVAN COUNTY TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Two vehicles collided head-on in Sullivan County at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon. The patrol said the wreck happened on MO 129, five miles north of Green City when 58 year old Patricia M. Rouse of Green City was southbound. Her vehicle crossed the center line and struck a northbound vehicle driven by 46 year old Michael R. Christy head-on. Rouse was transported to Northeast Regional Medical Center by private auto where she was treated for moderate injuries. The other driver was not injured.

 

 

IMPROVEMENTS TO WATER INFRASTRUCTURE IN COOPER COUNTY

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director for Missouri Jeff Case announced Tuesday that the USDA is investing more money in Missouri,  this time over $8 million to five recipients across the state to help rebuild and improve rural water infrastructure. This time Cooper County Public Water Supply District # 1 is on the list. The District will use a $3,870,000 loan to make improvements to the District's water system. The funding will develop a well, construct a 200,000-gallon ground storage tank, make water main improvements that will connect both sides of the District, provide line improvements, and other system upgrades.  These improvements will provide a safe and sanitary water system for the District’s 825 users. Also, the City of Clarksville will receive a $52,000 loan and $309,000 grant to improve the City’s water system. Planned improvements include a new storage tank, a new Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, and distribution line improvements throughout the City. Clarksville is located in a truly rural area in northeast Missouri, with a population of 442.

 

MAN WANTED ON ACTIVE MACON COUNTY WARRANTS ARRESTED IN CHILLICOTHE

Monday at 10:44am, Officers with the Chillicothe Police Department responded to the 10 block of South Washington Street regarding a subject with active warrants. Officers arrested Shane Owen Glasgow for two active warrants out of Macon County, MO. Glasgow was later released to Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE REPORT

 

Chillicothe PD officers were busy with a variety of calls on Monday, December 3rd

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

12/04/2018

FATAL COLLISION IN DEKALB COUNTY MONDAY

A collision involving an 18 wheeler and a car proved deadly late Monday morning in Dekalb county. The patrol said the accident occurred on MO 31 at Route P, just west of the Clarksdale City limits during the 11 am hour. 51 year old Cherri A. Edwards of Troy, KS was westbound on Route P and an 18 wheeler driven by 62 year old Thomas L. Belcher of Carrollton was northbound on MO 31. Edwards pulled onto MO 31 without yielding and her car was hit by the 18 wheeler. Edwards was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:45 am. Her body was transported by the Dekalb County Coroner to Frontier Forensics of Kansas City, KS. Belcher was not injured.

CALLAWAY COUNTY WRECK ON I-70

An Overland Park, KS man was taken to University hospital by ambulance for treatment following a one vehicle at the 147 mile marker in the East bound lane of I-70 around 11:44 Monday morning. The patrol said 65 year old Henry H. Pittman was traveling in the left lane when another vehicle merged into the left lane cutting him off. Pitman avoided a collision by driving off the left side of the roadway onto the median, then over corrected. The car then returned to the roadway and off the right side of the road, struck and embankment and overturned coming to rest on its top. The drivers injuries were reported to be minor.

 

KAHOKA MAN SENTENCED FOR PRODUCTION OF CHILD PORN

The United States Attorney’s Office reported last Friday, 42 year old Russell Eugene Wolf, of Kahoka, Missouri, was sentenced on Federal Charges  to 198 months’ imprisonment for Producing Child Pornography. That figures out to 16 and a half years of federal prison time. The investigation showed that Wolf hid a camera in a bathroom to record an underage child while the child showered. The camera was disguised to look like a coat hook.  The case was investigated by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI, the Kirksville Police Department and the Ames (Iowa) Police Department

 

FIRE DISTROYS HOME MONDAY MORNING

Your Source KTVO and KTVO.com reports two residents of a Glenwood, Missouri, home have lost everything after a chimney fire completely destroyed their house in the middle of the night.  It happened early Monday morning at the Danny and Carol Fallin residence. Captain Laura Watson of Lancaster Fire and Rescue told KTVO when crews arrived on the scene at approximately 3:42 a.m., the Fallins were both out of the home, and their dog also made it out safely. Carol was taken to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. She has since been released. Watson says after one hour of attempting to put out the blaze, firefighters determined the structure could not be saved.  From that point, they monitored the blaze and let the structure finish burning.  The home is a total loss.  Firefighters were on scene for over four hours until the flames had subsided. Fire crews from Moulton, Iowa, also helped battle the blaze.

 

APPLICATIONS FOR LOW INCOME UTILITY ASSISTANCE NOW BEING ACCEPTED

Northeast Community Action Agency serving Randolph and Macon county as well as others in the area started accepting applications Monday for utility assistance as did Central Missouuri Community Action in Columbia. The funding is provided mainly through the Federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance program and then administered locally.  The demand for assistance always seems to outweight available resources and with a colder than normal November and the Snow storm over thanksgiving local agencies believe that will hold true this season too.

 


CHILLICOTHE POLICE DEPARTMENT WEEKEND SUMMARY


 


Friday, November 30th






LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

12/03/2018

TRAGIC ENDING TO LOCAL MISSING PERSONS REPORT

A man who Moberly Police had requested assistance locating in a missing persons report  and the subject of a Silver ENDANGERED advisory posted on Friday was discovered the next morning after being involved in a single motor vehicle crash. The Highway patrol investigated the crash and said a vehicle driven by 81 year old Donald R. McCreery of Moberly was discovered 2 miles west of Moberly at 8:15 AM Saturday morning where the vehicle had crossed the center of Route BB, travelled off the roadway, crossed a field and struck several tree’s. The body was transported to Moberly Regional Medical Center by Randolph County Ambulance where 81 year old Donald R. McCreery of Moberly was pronounced deceased by the Randolph County Coroner. Moberly Police had issued the report early Friday asking for help locating the Moberly man and the accident wasn’t discovered until Saturday morning. It’s believed the wreck occurred late Friday night.

TWO ARRESTED ON CHILD SEX CRIMES

Two men in Callaway County were arrested over the weekend for child sex crimes. The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office reports 36 year old Ryan White of Holts Summit was arrested Saturday on multiple counts of child molestation and statutory sodomy involving a child under the age of 14. He was also charged with four counts of enticement of a child. He was later released after posting the court ordered $100,000 bond. 39 year old Christopher Reltner of Fulton was arrested on charges of having g sex with a child under the age of 12. Authorities say the two arrests are not related case wise but both did involve extensive investigation work.

PAROLE ABSONDER ARRESTED AND FACING ADDITIONAL CHARGES

It didn’t take long for Callaway County authorities to locate and arrest a man who left a child behind at a traffic stop and fled the scene.  Friday night, a deputy with the Callaway County Sheriff’s Department stopped a vehicle near Williamsburg. In addition to the driver, a small child was located in the backseat. The driver reportedly gave the deputy a false name and while the deputy was checking the information and working to figure out the driver’s true identity, the man removed the child from the vehicle and drove off.  It was soon determined the man behind the wheel was David Jones and  was wanted by the Department of Corrections on an absconder warrant for violating the terms of his parole. The child left behind was identified and reunited with a family member. The vehicle Jones was driving had been located Saturday after a tip was provided about an abandon vehicle and then Saturday night, Jones was located and arrested at a residence near Fulton. Jones was being held without bond on the parole absconder warrant pending pickup by the Department of Corrections and now faces additional charges in Callaway County.

BROOKFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING

Released 12/01/2018 on Social Media …

MU & OKSTATE TO FACE OFF IN LIBERTY BOWL

The MU football team has been invited to a bowl game and will face former Big 12 rival Oklahoma State on Monday, Dec. 31 at 2:45 p.m. in the Liberty Bowl which will be played in Memphis, Tennessee. The last time MU faced the Cowboys was in the Cotton Bowl, back in 2014 where Mizzou prevailed and won 41-31. The tigers are on a four-game winning streak while Oklahoma State has lost three of their last four games. Missouri is 29 – 23 overall against the Cowboys and as usual, East Central Missouri’s Home for MU Football, 103.9 FM, KMCR will have the game live from Memphis.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

11/30/2018

 

 

WAVERLY MAN WITH SERIOUS INJURIES

A Waverly man received serious injuries in a two vehicle crash in Saline County just before 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon. According to the patrol report the accident happened on US 65, just south of 110th road as a southbound tractor trailer unit, driven by 37 year Daniel F. Smithheiser of Bowling Green, KY was slowing to make a left hand turn. Another southbound auto, driven by 42 year old Joseph R. Givens of Waverly overtook the semi and struck it from behind. Givens was transported to Fitzgibbon hospital in Marshall by Saline County EMS. Two state troopers were on the scene of the accident along with Saline County EMS and the Marshall Fire Department.

 

MINOR INJURIES FOR A MEXICO MAN AND A VANDALIA WOMQN IN TWO CAR CRASH

The highway patrol said the accident occurred on US 54 at Van Far High school just before 5pm Thursday when a car driven by 50 year old Holly J. Willoughby of Vandalia struck the rear of another auto which happened to be a Audrain County Sheriffs Department patrol vehicle driven by 43 year old Justin S. Landis of Mexico, a deputy with the Sheriff’s Department which was stopped in traffic waiting to make a left hand turn. Landis was transported by Van Far Ambulance to SSM Audrain Hospital in Mexico. Willoughby was also transported to SSM Audrain Hospital by private auto.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

11/29/2018

MODERATE INJURIES FOR CALLAO DRIVER

An 18 year old Callao man had moderate injuries after a wreck at 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. The patrol ssaid Tyreese D. Mills was southbound on MO 3, 2 miles north of Callao when he lost control on the ice covered roadway. His vehicle travelled off the right side of the road and struck the ground. Mills was transported by Ambulance to Samaritan Hospital in Macon for treatment.

 

COW IN ROADWAY RESULTS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY WRECK

Minor injuries were reported after a vehicle struck a cow in the roadway in Montgomery County at 5:47 Wednesday morning. The patrol said the accident occurred on Route P, 1 mile south of Route K when 26 yeqr old Candice L. Payne of Americus, MO was southbound and her vehicle struck a cow that had entered the highway. Payne was transported by Ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Washington.

 

CHRISTMAS IN MACON

Kids and Adults will enjoy an annual tradition scheduled for tonight in Macon. It’s the Annual Macon Christmas Parade in the downtown area. The event kicks off at 6pm. Following the Parade is the Macon Wish Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Macon County Courthouse. Then, another holiday event is scheduled for Saturday as the Macon Women of Today will hold their annual Arts and crafts show. event is held at the Macon High School Gym.

 

THIS TIME OF YEAR ALWAYS BRINGS AN INCREASED NUMBER OF FIRES

Last Friday at approximately 2:40PM the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 1600 block of Christopher Drive in reference to a fire in a bathroom.  Responding personnel found that there had been a small fire in the window sill of the bathroom, but it had been extinguished prior to MPSD arrival.  It was determined that the fire was caused by careless disposal of smoking material. Then, on Sunday, at approximately 12:11PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 1100 block of N Washington in reference to a vehicle burning near a shed.  Responding personnel found a 1996 Chevrolet SUV, with a fire in the passenger compartment.  The fire was contained and extinguished in that area with the front passenger area suffering significant fire damage, but the rest of the vehicle having only minimal damage.  It was determined that the vehicle owner had been soldering a door then left the vehicle after he thought it had cooled.  There were no injuries from either incident. Then on Monday, at approximately 12:54PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 400 block of Jeffries in reference to a house fire.  Responding personnel found fire coming from a back bedroom window of the home.  Personnel gained access, and fire was found in one bedroom and spreading to another.  The fire was contained and extinguished in that area with the back bedroom suffering severe fire damage and the rest of the house suffering some heat and smoke damage.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.  There were no injuries.

THANKSGIVING DAY INCIDENT RESULTED IN SEVERAL CHARGES FOR MEXICO WOMAN

On Thursday, November 22, 2018, at approximately 5:24PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 900 block of Garfield in reference to a disturbance involving a woman trying to run a man over with a car.  As officers were responding, it was reported that a gun was also being fired.  As officers arrived in the area, they heard a gunshot.  Officers located Avianna Dorsey, age 21 of Mexico, in the area and found her to be in possession of a gun.  As officers attempted to secure the gun and detain Dorsey, she attempted to run.  Officers were able to physically control Dorsey and she was taken into custody without injury.  She was processed at MPSD and was taken to the Audrain County Jail for the offenses of Assault 4th Degree, Unlawful Use of Weapon, and Resisting Arrest.  No one else involved in the disturbance reported any injuries.

 

NORTH CENTRAL MISSOURI COLLEGE TO HOST LEGISLATIVE FORUM

North Central Missouri College will host a Legislative Forum in Trenton in Cross Hall Lobby on Monday, December 17.  Legislators and officials will be in attendance representing area counties, regions, the state of Missouri, and federal representation. There will be a meet and greet from 10:00-10:30 a.m., followed by a semi-structured forum from 10:30-11:30 a.m. with each attendee having opportunity to present the key items on their respective agendas. Legislators and officials will also have an opportunity to take questions from the audience and respond to current issues facing our region. All members of the public are invited to attend.  For more information about the legislative forum, please visit www.ncmissouri.edu  or contact Kristi Harris, Chief of Staff, at 660-357-6203.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE CALL SUMMARY

November 27th ,  2018

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

11/28/2018

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LIVINGSTON COUNTY ACCIDENT RESULTS IN MINOR INJURIES

A 16 year old driver from Chula received minor injuries in a one vehicle crash in Livingston County. The patrol said Ash D. Chappell of Chula was northbound on Route V  at Route M, 3 miles south of Chula at 4:30 pm Tuesday when the vehicle travelled over an ice patch and the driver over-corrected. The auto then travelled off the road, struck an embankment and overturned coming to rest on its roof on the west shoulder of Route B.  Chappell was transported by private vehicle to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe for treatment.

 

CALLAWAY COUNTY WRECK NEARLY HEAD ON

The patrol said a nearly head on crash occurred on County Road 372, just west of County Road 371 in Callaway Co at 4:40 PM Tuesday. According to the report, 32 year old Cassie R. Evans of Holts Summit was eastbound when her auto crossed the center of the roadway and struck a westbound auto driven by 70 year old Patsy A. Fletcher of New Bloomfield nearly head on in a curve. Fletcher sustained minor injuries while a passenger in the Evans auto, 34 year old Summar J. Giorgione of Excello received moderate injuries. Giorgione taken to University hospital by Callaway County Ambulance. Fletcher was taken by Callaway County Ambulance to St Mary's for treatment.

 

FORMER CITY MARSHAL NOT GUILTY OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

Your Source KTVO and KTVO.com reports the former city marshal of Downing, Mo., has been found not guilty of sexual assault. According to his attorney, last week a Schuyler County jury found Brett Hayden not guilty of First-Degree Rape. The trial lasted three days. Hayden was charged with rape in April of 2018. Hayden resigned from his position as the city marshal in 2014.

 

MEXICO THEFTS UNDER INVESTIGATION

During the morning hours of 11/23/18, Mexico Public Safety responded to the northwest section of town in reference to several vehicles that had been broken into during the previous overnight hours.  MPSD learned that four vehicles had items stolen from them in that timeframe.  Items stolen included money, hand tools, and medication.  One of the victims reported their vehicle was also “keyed.”  There was no other damage reported from any of the incidents. That same day at approximately 11:54PM, MPSD responded to the area again in reference to a suspicious vehicle.  An alert citizen provided a good description of a vehicle and some people who had just been seen in the area.  Further investigation revealed that the occupants of the vehicle were likely involved in the burglary of a home.  No one was at the home when the burglary occurred. All reported incidents are still under investigation. Anyone with information about these or any other crimes are asked to contact CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 392-TIPS or (800) 392-8477 or the Mexico Public Safety Department at (573) 473-5800 or (573) 581-2100.

 

MOBERLY POLICE INVESTIGATING REPORTED SHOOTING INCIDENT

KMIZ TV says Moberly police confirmed they are investigating a shooting that happened Thanksgiving night. According to the report on the KMIZ website, police said they got called to the 900 block of North Ault Street around 9:43 p.m. for a shots-fired report.  When officers arrived, they found at least one shell casing on scene and several witnesses confirming a disturbance took place and one shot was fired.  Police said the investigation is ongoing, but due to lack of cooperation and several inconsistent statements, no arrests have been made. 

 

BROOKFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING

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LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

11/27/2018

 

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NINE FATALITIES OVER 2018 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports nine people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period--from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2018, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 25, 2018.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated the following:

2018 Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Statistics
Crashes ─ 587
Injuries ─ 108
Fatalities ─ 9
DWI ─ 86
Drug Arrests ─ 67

Of the nine traffic crash fatalities troopers investigated, one fatality occurred in our listening area. Clara I. Silva, 62, of New Franklin, MO, died when the vehicle she was driving ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a ditch, overturned, and struck a tree before coming to rest on its top. The crash occurred on U.S. Highway 40 east of Missouri Highway 5. Coroner Frank Flaspohler pronounced Silva dead at the scene. Silva was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

ACCIDENT ON ROUTE 6

A Kirksville woman had minor injuries after her car impacted another car that pulled into her path on Route 6, 2 miles east of Green Castle at 9:13 yesterday morning. 55 year old Veronica Cruz was transported by ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment. The other driver was 26 year old Tyler W. Anderson of Green top.

 

MINIMUM WAGE IN MISSOURI WILL GO UP JANUARY 1st

Changes in the Minimum Wage Rate in Missouri take effect on January 1st .When voters passed Prop B  earlier this month, not only did it increase the minimum wage to $8.60 per hour beginning Jan. 1st  , now Employers will also be required to pay tipped employees at least 50 percent of the minimum wage, plus any amount necessary to bring the employee’s total compensation to a minimum of $8.60 per hour. Proposition B also prohibits Missouri's minimum wage from falling below the federal minimum wage. The law does not apply to public employers or retail and service businesses whose annual gross sales are less than $500,000. The minimum wage will increase 85 cents per hour each year through 2023, reaching $12.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

11/26/2018

BLIZZARD 2018

Very treacherous travel conditions continued across the region overnight and still many roadways remain impassable due to heavy snow. Authorities are asking you to remain off the roadways if at all possible as crews work to open the highways. The dangerous travel conditions will continue well into this morning across the area. If you must travel, check the travelers information map which has all the current road conditions. That map is located at www.modot.gov

 

THANKSGIVING BLIZZARD 2018

A winter storm blanketed much of the central Midwest with snow on Sunday at the end of the Thanksgiving weekend, bringing blizzard-like conditions that grounded hundreds of flights and forced the closure of major highways on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Strong winds and snow created blizzard conditions across much of Nebraska and parts of Kansas, Iowa and Missouri. In Missouri, a  portion of Interstate 29 was shut down in Missouri, near the Iowa border.

 

POWER OUTAGES NUMEROUS

While popular social media sites were flooded with reports of closings, cancellations, current weather conditions and more during the Sunday storm, several postings involved power outages. Numerous areas had short lived outages, some that simply resulted in lights flickering and others total outages. Over a thousand Columbia Water and Light customers lost power Sunday evening during a snowstorm and around 11 p.m., the Columbia Water and Light Outage Map showed 1,424 customers without power, mostly on the west side of the city

 

BOONE COUNTY AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING SATURDAY NIGHT SHOOTING

What started for Boone County Sheriff’s Department as a call regarding shots being heard in the area quickly turned into a homicide investigation. Deputies were initially dispatched to the 5700 block of Limoges Drive at 11:17 pm Saturday night for a report of shots being heard and when they arrived on scene found 24 year old Ahmonta Harris of Columbia inside a residence with gunshot wounds. Authorities said Harris died at the scene. No additional information is being released at this time as authorities continue there investigation.         




SPECIAL UPDATE - 11/25/2019

Blizzard Conditions and Very Dangerous Travel Expected
Sunday...


.A very strong storm system will track across the region from
early Sunday morning through Sunday evening. Rain will quickly
change to snow with snow rates across northern Missouri and
northeastern Kansas exceeding one inch per hour at times Sunday.
The heaviest snow is expected to be north of I-70, where 5 to 9
inches of snow is expected, with localized heavier amounts
possible. Along and south of I-70 lower snow totals in the 1 to 5
inches are expected, with the lower amounts south of Route 50.
The powerful storm will also produce very strong winds with gusts
to around 45 mph at times. The combination of heavy snow and
strong winds will lead to white out conditions and very dangerous
travel on area roadways. As a result, travel across the region on
Sunday is highly discouraged.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

11/21/2018


TWO COLUMBIA MEN INJURED IN BOONE COUNTY CRASH

Two men were transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment after a single vehicle crash on Route O, just north of Terraphin Hills Road at 225 pm Monday afternoon . 29 year old Shane R. Jones of Columbia was behind the wheel when the auto travelled off the roadway and struck an entrance to a field. At that point, the vehicle became airborne and overturned, coming to rest upright. Both Jones and his passenger, 28 year old Dustin R. Berryhill of Columbia both received minor injuries and were transported b y Ambulance to University Hospital for treatment.

 

MEXICO DRIVER HURT AFTER JEEP HITS TREE

A one vehicle wreck in Audrain County on Missouri 22, just east of Audrain Road 233 occurred Monday at 1:17 pm.  44 year old Misty L. Brewer of Mexico was westbound when her vehicle crossed the centerline, went off the left side of the roadway, struck a tree and overturned. Brewer was transported to SSM Mexico by Audrain County EMS.

 

TWO YOUNG BOYS DIE IN HOUSE FIRE IN BARING TUESDAY

Your Source, KTVO and KTVO.com reports the deadly blaze at the home of Aaron and Rebecca Coon on Frazer Street was reported around 4:15 a.m. Tuesday. Local firefighters said the home was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. Baring Assistant Fire Chief Merlin Oberholtzer said the fatal fire started somewhere around the recently installed wood burning stove in the home's living room.

Fire Chief Richard Witherow told us it appears the pipes leading from the stove into the attic may be the culprit, but two investigators from the Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office are still looking into the cause. Later Tuesday afternoon, the two investigators from the Missouri State Fire Marshal's office ruled the fatal fire accidental. The Knox County Sheriff said they determined the deadly blaze started in the ceiling area above the home's wood burning stove. Fire investigators said Jacob Coon, 3, and Brayden Coon, 18 months, died in the fire and the two shared a bedroom. After the fire was out, one of their little bodies was discovered in the bedroom. The other was located in the living room where he was presumably trying to escape the burning home. Aaron, Rebecca and the couple's two other children made it out of the house, but all four were taken by ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment of smoke inhalation. Rebecca's grandmother, Mary Helen Jacobs, who also lived in the home, made it out safely. After state fire officials finished their investigation at the scene, a track hoe was brought in Tuesday afternoon to knock down what remained of the unstable structure. Friends and community members are collecting clothing and other donations for the Coon family.

 

MORE TROOPERS ON THE JOB OVER THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY PERIOD

If it seems more state troopers are out and about enforcing the states laws on the highways, chances are you’re right! Captain Michael A. Turner, commanding officer of Troop F, Jefferson City, says that Troop F is participating in enforcement operations throughout the Thanksgiving Day weekend. The objective of these operations is to promote safety and reduce traffic crashes. Throughout the holiday weekend, troopers within Troop F and throughout the state are participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness & Reduction Effort). In addition to Operation C.A.R.E., Troop F will also participate in special enforcement operations throughout the holiday period beginning on Wednesday, November 21, and ending on, Sunday, November 25. During these operations, State Troopers are targeting all traffic violations and will be especially vigilant to excessive speed, careless and imprudent driving, and aggressive driving violations. Troopers will also be available to help motorists in need of assistance. Last Thanksgiving, there were more than 400 crashes in which 116 people were hurt and 15 killed.

Troopers also arrested more than 100 people for driving while intoxicated.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

11/20/2018


MOBERLY BOIL WATER ADVISOR

Water in portions of Moberly was shut off so that eemergency repairs to a water main could be completed on Monday. The areas affected include all the 1900 block of South Morley, the  200 block of Terrill Lane and all of Leah Lane. Those areas are currently under a boil water advisory.

 

DAWN DRIVER IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY WRECK

A Dawn teen was behing the wheel when his pickup crashed Sunday afternoon. According to the report, Michael W. Koehl was westbound on Route C, 5 miles southwest of Chillicothe around 3:20 PM Sunday. Michael W. Kohl was westbound on Route C, 5 miles southwest of Chillicothe, MO when he failed to make a curve. The driver overcorrected and the vehicle went off the right side of the roadway and struck an embankment and came to rest.  The driver was transported to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe for treatment of minorinjuries.

 

FULTON DRIVER IN RALLS COUNTY WRECK

A one vehicle accident in Ralls County on Route H, 5 miles north of Center around 8:40 am Monday morning resulted in just minor injuries. According to the report, 23 year old Katherine A. Ellison of Fulton was northbound when she swerved to avoid a deer in the roadway. The driver overcorrected again and the auto went of the left side of the road and struck a ditch. The driver was transported by Marion County Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

11/16/2018

MAN KILLED WHEN STRUCK BY CAR SOUTH OF MOBERLY

A 39 year old Moberly man, John C. Redelfs was killed when he was struck by a southbound vehicle on US 63 in the southbound lane, two miles south of Moberly at 5:45 last night. The patrol said  34 year old Erin L. Steapleton of Moberly was southbound on US 63 and struck the pedestrian in the right driving lane. The investigation is continuing. Redelfs was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

SEVERAL ACCIDENTS IN THE AREA

A Clifton Hill man, 76 year old James Grisham was transported to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries after his vehicle went off the right side of MO 154, 1 mile east of Paris at 2:40 pm Wednesday. A Boonville driver, 34 year old Brandon Moore had minor injuries after he swerved t avoid a deer on US 24, 2 mile southeast of Huntsville at 1:45am Thursday. His vehicle went off the right site of the road and struck several trees. 72 year old William Hand of Excello had minor injuries when he lost control on a patch of ice on Route F, 6 miles north of Clifton Hill at 11am Thursday. His vehicle travelled off the road and overturned. Hand was taken to Samaritan Hospital in Macon by private auto. A. LaGrange man, 26 year old Treavor Bailey had minor injuries when he was southbound on county road 2270 south of Moberly at 4:30 PM yesterday and lost control on ice covered roads. His vehicle ran off the road and came to rest in a creek. He was transported to the VA Hospital in Columbia. A two vehicle crash on MO 6, one mile west of Novenger at 6:13 last night resulted in injuries for two people. 40 year old V annick Itombo of Kirksville was eastbound and overtaking vehicles on a hillcrest and his vehicle struck another eastbound vehicle driven by 38 year old Tracie Waley of Novenger in the side as he was merging back onto the lane of traffic. Two passengers in the Itombo auto had injuries and were taken to Northeast Regional Hospital.

 

PARIS WOMAN HITS UTILITY POLE IN MEXICO WEDNESDAY

Wednesday at approximately 5:55AM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to a location on East Love near Coal in Mexico in reference to a vehicle hitting a utility pole.  Responding personnel found that Darla McClain, age 47 of Paris was travelling eastbound on Love \when her vehicle left the roadway and struck the pole and street lamp.  McClain stated she fell asleep at the wheel. Hervehicle was towed from the scene and Ameren responded to assess and repair damage to the pole. McClain was not injured in the crash.

 

USDA PARTNERS WITH GRUNDY COUNTY NURSING HOME ON IMPROVEMENTS

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director for Missouri Jeff Case yesterday (THURSDAY) announced that USDA is investing over $1.2 million to improve rural health care in Grundy County. This Rural Development investment will be used to install a heating and cooling system and energy-efficient windows at the Grundy County Nursing Home. This new system will significantly reduce utility costs and will allow residents to control heating and cooling on an individual basis. The Grundy County Nursing Home provides nursing and assisted- living care to Grundy County's 10,261 residents and is investing in the improvements through a partnership with the Community Facilities direct loan program. USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. Information on programs available through USDA Rural Development is available by visiting www.rd.usda.gov/mo or by calling (573) 876-0976.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE DAILY SUMMARY

 

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LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

11/15/2018

DEADLY I-70 CRASH WEDNESDAY

Westbound Interstate 70 was closed the majority of the afternoon while authorities determined what caused the crash that killed 4 people and involved 6 vehicles including two tractor trailer units. The crash near the Route Z exit immediately shut down both lanes of the Interstate and traffic was backed up for hours before the highway was re-opened. A spokesman for the Boone County Fire Protection District said the crash was triggered by an earlier traffic backup that resulted from a vehicle fire. MoDOT said the accident occurred around noon. By 4:30 pm, all lanes had re-opened. The patrol was not releasing names or other details until next of kin have been notified.

 

MODERATE INJURIES FOR CARROLLTON MAN WHEN CAR OVERTURNS

A Tuesday morning accident in Carroll County resulted in a trip to the hospital for a Carrollton Man. The highway patrol report said 29 year old Levi S. O’Neal of Carrollton was northbound on Route UU, just south of County Road 220 at 7:50 am when his vehicle travelled off the right side of the road and overturned. O’Neal was transported to Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton for treatment.

 

HURDLAND MAN CHARGED AFTER SHOOTING IN KIRKSVILLE

KTVO and KTVO.com reports a Hurdland man was charged Wednesday afternoon in connection with a late-night shooting incident in Kirksville on Tuesday. According to online court records, Johnnie Adams, 51, of Hurdland, Missouri, is now charged with First-Degree Assault and Armed Criminal Action. Kirksville police originally said Adams is from Kirksville, but court records state he lives in Hurdland.

Adams is being held in the Adair County Law Enforcement Center on $150,000 cash-only bond. The charges stem from an incident that happened late Tuesday night near the intersection of Halliburton and Pierce streets. The Kirksville Police Department responded to a report of an argument with possible shots fired. When officers got to the scene, witnesses told them they had heard two gunshots. And Investigators were able to locate one spent shell casing. Witnesses identified the suspect and told officers the 51-year-old black man from Kirksville had fired a gun at the victim. That victim was not hit or otherwise injured. The suspect was arrested and taken to the Adair County Law Enforcement Center.

 

MISSING PERSON FOUND DEAD AT MARK TWAIN LAKE-FOUL PLAY NOT SUSPECTED

A St. Louis woman whose vehicle was discovered at Mark Twain Lake on Monday and who was the subject of a news release from Troop B of the Highway Patrol requesting assistance from the public in locating the individual has been found. A State Park Ranger noticed the unattended vehicle Monday at a boat ramp parking area in Mark Twain Lake State Park on highway 107. When the vehicle was still there Tuesday, it was determined the woman was missing and a missing persons report was filed. Authorities searched the area around the boat ramp with no success. Yesterday (Wednesday) morning, a pilot flying a private plane in the area spotted a body floating in Mark Twain Lake, south of the boat dock area where her vehicle was located. As it turned out, that body was that of the St. Louis woman. Authorities said foul play is not suspected




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

11/14/2018



NEARLY 100,000 DEER HARVESTED OPENING WEEKEND


Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 99,567 deer during the opening weekend of the November portion of the fall firearms deer season Nov. 10 and 11. Of the 99,567 deer harvested, 55,887 were antlered bucks, 9,573 were button bucks, and 34,107 were does. Top harvest counties for opening weekend were Franklin with 2,057 deer checked, Callaway with 1,971, and Benton with 1,875. Last year, hunters checked 94,886 deer during the opening weekend of the 2017 November portion of firearms deer season. The November portion of fall firearms deer seasons continues through Nov. 20. Archery deer season opens again Nov. 21 through Jan. 15, 2019. The late youth portion runs Nov. 23-25. The antlerless portion runs Nov. 30 through Dec. 2. The alternative methods portion runs Dec. 22 through Jan. 1, 2019.

 

BUILDING FIRE IN MEXICO

Monday morning at approximately 7:30AM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 2000 block of W Boulevard in Mexico in reference to a fire in an industrial building.  Responding personnel found that there had been an uncontrolled fire in and around one of the building’s furnaces.  Staff had almost completely extinguished the fire using building fire extinguishers, and had moved employees to an area of safety prior to MPSD arrival.  Mexico Public Safety located a few small fires still burning in the furnace and adjoining ductwork.  Those were extinguished with no further damage being done to the building.

 

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS

Over the past month, the Chillicothe Police Department has worked multiple investigations of theft of motor vehicles, burglaries, and stealing reports.  Of the five vehicles that were stolen, four have been recovered, one trailer has been recovered, and another vehicle recovered in Chillicothe stolen from another jurisdiction. Officers received several tips on this investigation and through partnership with the community and the hard work and diligence of the officers, we have come closer to an end to this investigation.  We have also worked with multiple jurisdictions, being Trenton PD, Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office as the individuals also were involved in criminal activity in some of those jurisdictions. As a result of this investigation, three individuals have been charged in the Livingston County Court System.  A 25 year old male of Odessa, Missouri was charged with theft of a motor vehicle with a bond of $20,000.00, a 22 year old female of Carrollton, Missouri was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, burglary, and stealing with a bond of $20,000.00, and a 25 year old female of Kansas City, Missouri was charged with theft of a motor vehicle.  Authorities are still working with the prosecutor and are in the process of getting the stolen property back to the rightful owners. In addition, authorities are still applying for more charges on these individuals, along with another person of interest.

 

TASK FORCE RESCUES STARVING HORSES IN HARRISON COUNTY

16 Starving Horses were rescued from neglect in Harrison County last Thursday. In addition, four recently deceased and seven other dead horses were also found on the property and one downed horse was humanely put to death on Thursday. The 16 severely malnourished horses were removed from a 16-acre property in northwestern Harrison County  and range in age from foals to 12 years old. After being contacted by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, a Humane Society of Missouri animal cruelty investigator visited the property early last week and the owner admitted she could no longer properly care for so many horses. She agreed to voluntarily surrender the 16 horses in the worst condition to the Humane Society of Missouri and also agreed to secure adequate food and proper veterinary care for three additional horses remaining on the property within a specific time period. The rescued horses were transported to the Humane Society of Missouri’s Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union, Mo., for what will be a lengthy rehabilitation before they can be made available for adoption. Donations to help with the care of these horses may be made online at www.longmeadowrescueranch.org or by calling 314-951-1542. 

 

IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

Brookfield will officially kick off the Christmas Holiday celebrating this Saturday, November 17th with the 9th Annual Holiday Mart from 9 am to 2pm. Admission is free and you can purchase gifts from a variety of merchants and vendors at the Trinity United Methodist Fellowship Hall at 300 South Main in Brookfield. At 5:30 pm Saturday is the official Holiday lighting celebration and the arrival of Santa Claus at the East Twin Park. And from 6 to 8pm Saturday, you can visit with Santa, enjoy hot dogs, mini train rides, horse drawn wagon rides, a live Naittivity and enjoy Christmas Goodies all free to the public. That’s just a sampling of the holiday fun scheduled for this weekend in Brookfield. And don’t forget, Shop Brookfield First!





NEWS SUMMARY

11/09/2019

 

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PERRY WOMAN DIES AFTER CAR OVERTURNS IN AUDRAIN COUNTY

The patrol said the accident occurred at 4:50 Sunday afternoon on US 54 – five miles west of County Road 71 in Audrain County. 41 year old Bonnie Haying of Perry was westbound and lost control of her vehicle. The auto travelled off the right side of the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned. Heying and a passenger, 21 year old Lucas S. Kerr of Perry were both transported by ambulance to SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Audrain. Kerr received moderate injuries. Heying succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital at 5:50 pm, one hour after the accident occurred.

 

TWO VEHICLE PILE UP IN ADAIR COUNTY MONDAY AFTERNOON

A two vehicle head on collision on US 63, 1.3 miles north of Kirksville at 12:20 pm Monday afternoon sent several people to the hospital. The wreck occurred when 58 year old Michael Steeples of Memphis slid into the path and collided head on with a northbound truck driven by 57 year old Robert Whitson of St. Louis. Whitson received serious injuries while Steeples had moderate injuries. A passenger and friend in the Steeples pickup, 60 year old Edwin Hogarth of Queen City had moderate injuries. Additional passengers in the Whitson auto also had moderate injuries and were taken to North east Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

 

MOBERLY MAN RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES MONDAY

The patrol reports a 19 year old Moberly man was taken to Moberly Regional Medical Center following a single vehicle accident Monday morning around 9:55 am on US 24, a half a mile east of Moberly. 19 year old Hikaru Johnson was eastbound when his car slid off the right side of the roadway, struck a sign and overturned. Johnson’s injuries were listed as minor.

 

NAME RELEASED OF DEER HUNTER KILLED SUNDAY AFTER BEING SHOT

Authorities have now released the name and additional details on a deadly shooting Sunday in Macon County. The Macon County Sheriff’s office said they were dispatched to a hunting cabin located in the area of Route J and Highway 3, west of Atlanta where a man was suffering from a gunshot wound. That man was identified as 70 year old Charles T. Bark of Marengo, Il. Investigators determined that as the group of hunters were preparing for their morning hunt, another hunters gun accidently discharged and the bullet struck Bark was pronounced dead on the scene by the Macon County Coroner.                               




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

11/12/2018



DEER HUNTING ACCIDENT LEAVES ONE MAN DEAD

A deer hunter is dead after an accidental shooting just west of Atlanta over the weekend. KTVO and KTVO .com is reporting the shooting happened Sunday. Authorities say the incident happened at the intersection of Highway 3 and Highway J. Macon County Sheriff Kevin Shoemaker confirmed that this accidental shooting was hunting related, and resulted in a fatality. Because the investigation is ongoing, the name of the victim and the details surrounding the shooting has not been released. On Saturday, opening day of the firearms deer season Lewis County authorities were called to a location on State Highway Y, in rural Lewistown at 4:20 AM after an Arnold, MO man was accidently shot by a fellow hunter and friend, also of Arnold as they were preparing for the morning hunt. The Lewis County Sheriffs office was assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Lewis County Ambulance Service.


ICY ROADWAYS TO BLAME FOR FATAL WRECK IN MARION COUNTY FRIDAY AFTERNOON

The highway patrol said an ice covered roadway played a role in a fatal wreck in Marion County at the intersection of US   61 at Business US 61 just south of Palmyra shortly after 3 o’clock Friday afternoon. The major crash investigation unit said 42 year old Larry D./d. Parkes of Philadelphia was southbound on US  61 and lost control on the icy roadway and struck a guardrail. The vehicle overturned coming to rest against a tree. Parkes was pronounced dead on the scene. His body was taken to Lewis Brothers Funeral Home in Palmyra. A passenger, 35 year old Kelli M. Walker of Philadelphia, MO had serous injuries and was taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital by Marion County EMS.


SEVERAL ACCIDENTS REPORTED LAST FRIDAY

A Monroe County wreck on MO 15, seven miles south of Paris around 10:30 Friday night resulted in moderate injuries for both drivers. An eastbound auto on Route M driven by a man from Little Rock, Ark failed to yield and struck a northbound vehicle driven by 54 year old Bradley Shatzer of Paris. Shatzer and the other driver were both transported by Monroe County EMS to St. Mary’s Hospital in Mexico for treatment.  Around 2:4- Friday morning, 51 year old Michael Rosenbaum of Shelbina was westbound on US 36, 2 miles west of Shelbina when he lost control. His vehicle went off the right side of the roadway and struck a ditch. He was transported by Ambulance to Samaritan Memorial Hospital in Macon for treatment.  A Springfield, MO driver received serious injuries around 11:40 Saturday morning. 25 year old Tosha Reed was northbound on Route H, 1 mile north of the Salt River, 6 miles north of Center when her vehicle struck a deer and ran off the east side of the roadway, overturned and struck a utility pole. Reed received serious injuries and was transported by Ralls County Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital, and then flown to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment. Columbia authorities say no one was hurt but one car did end up on its side in the middle of the westbound lanes of Interstate 70, near Providence Road Saturday afternoon. That accident happened around 3:30 PM.


FULTON MAN FACING SEVERAL CHARGES

KMIZ.com reports a Fulton man has been charged with attempted burglary and assault after Callaway County deputies said he tried to break into a home in the 7000 block of County Road 411 on Friday night. Deputies responded to a call about a burglary in progress and identified 45  year old Scott Skaggs, as a suspect. They found him a short time later walking near the victim's residence. They arrested him but law enforcement said he attacked a deputy when he was taken to a local hospital. Skaggs is being held in the Callaway County Jail on a $6,000 bond. He is also charged with violating an order of protection. The Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted in the investigation


 




NEWS SUMMARY

11/09/2019

 

FIRST TRACKING SNOW FALL AND TEMPS IN THE TEENS EXPECTED TONIGHT

Slow down for the Friday morning commute as slick roads are possible. Snow has continued to taper off and exit the area overnight hours and because of dropping temperatures and wet roadways we have the potential for slick roads. Conditions will improve as roads become dry by late morning Friday. Then,     colder air. Very cold temperatures are expected Saturday with wind chill values are forecast to be widespread in the single digits to teens above zero.

 

HANNIBAL  TRUCKER INJURED IN MACON COUNTY WRECK EARLY THURSDAY

The highway patrol reports a Hannibal man was injuried on Highway 156, a half a mile east of LaPlata shortly after 3 AM Thursday morning in Macon County. According to the report 60 year old Roy W. Couch of Hannibal was eastbound when his freightliner ran off the right side of the roadway. The driver over corrected, and the tractor ran off the left side of the roadway and overturned coming to rest on the passenger side partially in the roadway. Couch received moderate injuries and was transported by Macon County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.  Several agencies provided assistance at the scene including th eLaPlata Fire Department, the LAPlata Fire Department, Macon County Rescue Squad and the Macon County Ambulance.

 

CALLAWAY COUNTY ACCIDENT WHEN DRIVER FALLS ASLEEP

A one vehicle wreck occurred in Callaway County at 9:06 Thursday morning when the driver fell aslpeep. That accident happened at the 137 mile marker of I-70 eastbound. 60 year old Danny A. Dole of Fulton received moderate injuries when his vehicle travelled off the left side of the roadway and struck median cables and a sign before coming to rest. Dole was transported by Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

KIRKSVILLE POLICE INVESTIGATE GUNSHOT-BULLET TRAVELED THRU APARTMENT

KTVO and KTVO.com reports Kirksville Police are investigating after a gunshot accidentally went through an apartment complex around 8 pm Thursday night. Kirksville Police said a  A man living in the apartments in the 400 block of Franklin Street called 911 to report that he heard and saw a gunshot go through his apartment. It happened around 8 p.m. Thursday. When police arrived on the scene, the man who shot the gun told them it was an accident and that the gun went off when he was cleaning it. No one was hurt. It took officers about 15 minutes to find the bullet. It had traveled through the building and landed outside. Police have not charged the gun owner.

 

FIREARMS DEER SEASON OFFICIALLY KICKS OFF SATURDAY

The fire arms portion of Deer season in Missouri starts Saturday and runs through November 20th. Details on limits allowed methods, required permits, regulations and more can be found on-line at http://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov .  




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

11/8/2018


COLLISION INVOLVING DEER RESULTS IN MINOR INJURIES

The Highway Patrol reports another car/deer collision resulted in minor injuries for an area driver. According to the report, 46 year old Donnie A. Swartz of Baring was southbound on highway 11 in Adair County about 8 miles east of Kirksville when the accident occurred. Swartz was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment.  That accident happened around 1:30 Wednesday morning. The Kirksville Fire Department provided assistance at the crash site.

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT CONDUCTS SEARCH IN CALLAWAY COUNTY WEDNESDAY

Callaway County was the scene of a search Wednesday for two individuals regarding a stolen vehicle. Apparently is all started when a State Trooper spotted a stolen vehicle on I-70 Wednesday morning.  That was just west of Kingdom City. As the trooper pursued the vehicle, the driver drove off on the highway deliberately, crossed a ditch and traveled on to a county road. Authorities believe a while male and white female were in the vehicle which was later found abandoned just southwest of Kingdom City. The patrol and members of the Callaway County Sheriff’s Department were searching with area with assistance from the Patrol’s Aircraft Division and also assisting was the Callaway County K-9 team.  One person was later located and its believed the second suspect was  able to elude law enforcement. Authorities cautioned area residents to be alert and keep doors and vehicles locked. The patrol is continuing their investigation.

 

SNOW AND COLD CONDITIONS – FIRST TASTE OF WINTER FOR THE AREA

Our friends at KTVO and KTVO.com have provided us with our first reminder that even though the winter season does not officially start until December 21st many are expected to see the first round of accumulating snowfall Thursday evening into Friday morning. Coincidentally, Iowa's "Winter Weather Awareness Day" is Thursday. Missouri's "Winter Weather Awareness Day" is Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Current forecasts call for roughly 1” to 2” of snow across the entire area. Conditions may be a bit difficult on Friday, with the potential of snow squalls developing across southeast Iowa. Snow squalls are short-lived, intense bursts of moderate to heavy snowfall accompanied by gusty surface winds. Accumulations are often light, but can pile up quickly in some of the more intense storms. They often create white-out conditions. The National Weather Service has a new tool to help warn against those dangerous snow squalls. They’ll issue a snow squall warning for up to 60 minutes at a time for areas experiencing near zero visibility and rapidly deteriorating roadways. Once the skies clear up Friday night, the next problems will come in the form of cold weather. Clear skies plus any existing snowfall on the ground will allow for temperatures to plummet into the teens. With blustery winds, wind chills will likely fall into the single digits. It’s important that folks put their winter action plans into place now everyone needs to review what the different winter weather watches and warnings mean, and to have an emergency kit in your vehicle with food, blankets, flash lights, and a shovel.

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

11/06/2018

TODAY IS ELECTION DAY

Polls opened at 6am across the area and will remain open until 7 o'clock tonight. Make sure you get out and VOTE!!!

TWO VEHICLES COLLIDE HEAD ON IN DAVIESS COUNTY WHEN DRIVER FALLS ASLEEP

A Coffey, MO driver was life flighted with serious injuries after an accident on MO 13, 5 miles south of Gallatin at 5:10 am Monday. The patrol said 51 year old Steven K. Siegel  of Gallatin was northbound and fell asleep at the wheel. His vehicle crossed the center line and crashed head on into a southbound auto driven by 35 year old Brandon Bush of Coffey, MO. Bush has serious injuries and was transported by Life Flight Eagle to St. Lukes on the plaza. A passenger in the Bush auto, 41 year old Jason Thomson of Hamilton received mino injuries but refused treatment  at the scene.

 

TWO VEHICLES COLLIDE IN ADAIR COUNTY INTERSECTION

A 16 year old from Brashear was to blame for a two vehicle collision in Adair County around 4:10 Monday afternoon. The patrol said 16 year old Garrett B. Housman of Brashear was westbound and entered a controlled intersection on Clemson Way, a half a mile northeast of Brashear and struck a north bound auto driven by 75 year old Larry N. Caldwell of Hurdland. Housman was not injured, however Caldwell did receive minor injuries and was transported by Adair County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment. The Adair County Sheriff’s Department, Adair County Ambulance and the Kirksville Fire Department

 

EARLY MORNING ACCIDENT IN MACON COUNTY MONDAY

The Macon County Sheriff’s Department and Macon County Ambulance assisted the highway patrol at the scene of a one vehicle crash at on US 36, 1 mile east of Anabel at 2 am Monday. According to the report, 21 year old Kenneth J. Hudelson of Taylor, MO was westbound when his auto ran off the right side of the roadway and struck an embankment. Hudelson was transported to Samariton Memorial Hospital in Macon by Macon County Ambulance.

 

BROOKFIELD BRIEFING 

11-04-2018

 

Summary of recent activity by Brookfield Police posted on their Social Media page …

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

11/05/2018

DEADLY ACCIDENT IN RANDOLPH COUNTY

Two people are dead and another moderately injured after a collision on US Highway 24, south of Huntsville and just west of the Huntsville overpass. The accident occurred shortly after 8 o’clock last (SUN) night when 31 year old Kayla R. Cox of Salisbury was eastbound on 24 and crossed the center line and struck a westbound auto by 67 year old David L. Dunn of Huntsville. Dunn had moderate injuries and was transported by Randolph County Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. The driver of the other car, Kayla Cox of Salisbury and a passenger identified as a friend of the driver, 47 year old John B. Birmingham of Bucklin both killed and pronounced deceased at the scene by the Randolph County Coroner. The patrol crash team investigated the accident and was assisted by The Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, Moberly Police Department, Huntsville Police Department, the Huntsville Fire Department and the Randolph County Ambulance. The bodies of the two who were killed were transported to Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury.

 

FATAL WRECK IN SULLIVAN COUNTY SUNDAY

A Milan woman is dead after she lost control of her vehicle and it ran off the roadway, struck a fence and overturned into a field. That wreck occurred at 3:05 pm Sunday afternoon on MO Route 6 at Apollo Road in Sullivan County . 48 year old Achai Aroub  was pronounced deceased at Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton and her body was later transported to Slater Funeral Home in Trenton. Both the Grundy County and Sullivan County Sheriff’s departments provided assistance.

 

BUCKLIN DRIVER BEHIND WHEEL IN CAR/DEER COLLISION IN LEWIS COUNTY

The patrol said a Bucklin man, 29 year old Christopher Jenkins was behind the wheel when the vehicle he was driving collided with a deer at 9:10 Sunday evening on MO 6, 2 miles east of Labelle. A passenger and friend of the driver, 22 year old Courtney L. Steinman received minor injuries and was transported by the Lewis County Ambulance to Blessing Hospital in Quincy for treatment. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Department and the Lewistown Fire Department assisted.

 

WRECK SOUTH OF KIRKSVILLE SUNDAY

A Unionville driver totaled a vehicle on US 63, 3 miles south of Kirksville early Sunday morning. The patrol said 19 year old Waylon P. Cook was southbound during the 3am hour when the vehicle went off the right side of the road, traveled down an embankment and overturned. Cook was not injured; however 17 year old Jerry L. Gibson of Unionville, a passenger received minor injuries and was transported to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. The ambulance district and a 2nd trooper provided assistance at the scene

   

BROOKFIELD COMPANY FEATURED IN TV NEWS STORY

Stanbury Uniforms was recently featured in a television news story about the expansion of the employee owned company by opening a third production facility in Warsaw, joining another one in Milan in addition to the main Brookfield plant.. As we told you sometime back, Stanbury is opening an additional manufacturing facility to keep up with the demand. Jim Elliott, president and Chief Financial Officer of Stanbury said in the TV news story that the Stanbury growth has been tremendous and employees are the biggest part of that. Stanbury started business in 1917 in Kansas City and is celebrating its 101st year of operation. 60 of those years have been in Brookfield. Jim Elliott is a familiar voice on the radio who along with his brother Jeff provide the commentary and play by play of the Brookfield Bulldog Football team throughout the fall football season. For Jim, it’s a labor of love and something they’ve been doing for well over 20 years and at KZBK we’re grateful to have ‘em.




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11/02/18

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SPEAKS IN COLUMBIA AT RALLY

United States President Donald Trump was in Columbia last night, part of a 8 state tour  that features 11 stops across the country and Columbia was his 2nd stop on the tour. He was in town hoping to encourage Republican voters to the polls next Tuesday and to support the challenger to McCaskills seat in Congress, Republican Josh Hawley. The race for the Senate seat is one of the tightest and most watched in the nation. The President said voters must decide whether they want a booming America or want to allow the Democratic leadership in Congress and Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill to wipe it all away. While the President mentioned several topics, he said a vote for Clair is a vote for higher taxes, more crime and illegal immigration.  He said America is thriving under Republican leadership because the GOP is putting America first. At one point Josh Hawley took the stage and said “On November 6th, because of the leadership of President Trump, we’re going to call Claire McCaskill “fired.” Supporters arrived early for the event at Columbia Regional Airport.  Signs saying “Make America Strong Again” and “Finish the Wall” were plentiful. Following the rally, thousands of people found themselves snarled in traffic trying to get home. Earlier in the day, dozens of Protestors were protesting just outside the Boone County Courthouse and said the demonstration was a” Rally for Sanity” and called President Trumps visit to Columbia a distraction.

 

DRUG ARRESTS THURSDAY IN PUTNAM COUNTY

The North Missouri Drug Task Force and Putnam County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Unionville Police Department made three drug related arrests Thursday. 55  year old Michael A. Cleaver and 37 year old Alva L. Kline, Jr, both of Unionville were arrested as part of an investigation from the Drug Task Force. Cleaver faces two countys of Distribution of a Controlled Substance in a Protected location which is a class A felony with bond set at $50,000 cash only. Kline’s bond was set at $20,000 cash onoy for Delivery of a Controlled Substance Except 35 grams or less of Marijuana or Synthetic Cannabinoid, a Class C felony. Other arrests and additional charges may still be pending. While Kline was taken into custody,  an additional arrest was made as 32 year old Tony J. Maletta of Unionville was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was later released with a Citation to appear in court.

 

SHELBYVILLE MAN AND CALLAO MAN INVOLVED IN EARLY MORNING CRASH

A Shelbyville man was transported to the hospital after his car drove into the rear of a tractor trailer early Thursday morning around 4:10 am. The patrol said 27 year old Phillip Bradshaw of Shelbyville was westbound on US 36, just west of Anabel and ran into the rear of the 18 wheeler he was overtaking. The tractor trailer unit was driven by 67 year old Martin Griffiths of Callao.  The patrol report said Bradshaw had moderate injuries and was taken to a Columbia hospital by private auto. An additional trooper, the Macon Rural Fire Department and MoDOT personnel provided on scene assistance.

 

QUEEN CITY MAN FOUND GUILTY IN SHELBY COUNTY IN DEATHS OF THREE PEOPLE in 2016 CRASH

Shelby County court officials told KTVO that 31 year old Bradley Turner, of Queen City, was found guilty Thursday afternoon on four of the charges he was facing. The trial started Monday on a change of venue from Schuyler County and Turner was convicted of one count of First-Degree Involuntary Manslaughter and two counts of Second-Degree Assault (Operate Vehicle While Intoxicated Resulting In Injury). All three of those are felonies. He was also found guilty of one misdemeanor count of Operating a Motor Vehicle in a Careless and Imprudent Manner, Involving an Accident. Turner is set to be sentenced at 9 a.m. on January 11, 2019, in Shelby County Circuit Court in Shelbyville. The Missouri State Highway Patrol report the day of the accident indicated the pickup driven by Turner skidded off Route D near Downing, and overturned several times, ejecting all but Turner and one passenger. Because of Turner's alleged blood alcohol level, the Manslaughter charge was upgraded to a class B felony, which carries a penalty of up to 15 years in prison.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/31/2018

 

FATAL ACCIDENT IN AUDRAIN COUNTY TUESDAY

The Major Crash Investigative Unit of the Highway Patrol was called to investigate an accident in Audrain County that claimed the life of an out of state woman. According to the report, the wreck occurred on MO 19 at Route J at 5 pm Tuesday. 44 year old Jocelyn Narvasa of Homart, IN was westbound and entered the intersection and was struck by an 18 wheeler driven by 22 year old Daniel Brace of Norman OK. Narvasa was pronounced dead at the scene. Both the car and the 18 wheeler were totaled.

 

MOBERLY MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER BEING EJECTED FROM VEHICLE

A single vehicle wreck 2 and a half miles east of Renick resulted in serious injuries for a local driver. The patrol said 43 year old Jonathan Tindle was westbound on County Road 2760 around 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon when his vehicle went off the left side of the roadway. The patrol said his vehicle overturned and Tindle was ejected. He was transported by Randolph County Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

SCHUYLER COUNTY ACCIDENT

An accident in Schuyler County left a Livonia driver with moderate injuries. The patrol said the accident happened Monday morning around 5:10 am on Highway J, 3 miles east of Greentop. 22 year old Colin M. Williams was eastbound when his vehicle went off the left side of the road, crossed over another roadway, impacted the ground and overturned. Williams was transported by Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment.

 

TROOP H TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG SEIZURE

Shortly before 5am, last Thursday, October 25, 2018, a state trooper initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle and trailer on Interstate 29 northbound near the 53-mile marker in Andrew County. After contacting the driver, circumstances led the trooper to request for consent to search, which was denied. The state trooper requested a Buchanan County deputy and his K-9 respond to the scene. Buchanan County's K-9 alerted on the vehicle and a probable cause search revealed 514 pounds of marijuana The driver, Ricky Allan Martin, 61, of Sunset Hills, Missouri, was arrested for trafficking drugs — 1st degree (over statutory amount) and possession of controlled substance. Martin was transported to the Andrew County Sheriff's Department in Savannah, Missouri.

HALLOWEEN IS A DANGEROUS NIGHT FOR IMPAIRED DRIVING

Halloween is a time for ghosts and goblins, but don’t let the festive event turn into tragedy.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Halloween drunk-driving fatalities are on the rise. From 2012-2016, 44 percent of traffic fatalities on Halloween night involved at least one drunk driver. In total, 168 people were killed in these alcohol related crashes. In 2017, there were three serious injury crashes in Missouri on Halloween night. Children out trick-or-treating, and those who accompany them, are also at risk.  NHTSA reports that from 2012 - 2016, 14 percent of pedestrian fatalities on Halloween night involved drunk drivers. Drivers between ages 21- to 34 accounted for the most drunk- driving fatalities (46%) on Halloween night in 2016. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists law enforcement will be out in full force cracking down on impaired drivers that haven’t gotten the message to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

STATEWIDE DRILL SET FOR NEXT WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH

The Missouri Department of Transportation will test its readiness to plow snow for the upcoming winter season with a statewide drill on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Motorists may notice increased numbers of MoDOT vehicles on state routes during the drill. In rural areas, crews will deploy after 8 a.m. In urban areas, the drill will not begin until after 9 a.m. The exercise should be completed by 3 p.m. During the drill, MoDOT employees will react to a simulated forecast of significant snow for the entire state. The department’s emergency operations centers will activate and maintenance employees will be deployed to their trucks. Emergency communications systems will also be tested. The drill serves as a training reminder to make sure proper equipment, plowing techniques and safety measures are used. In addition, every piece of equipment – every truck, motor grader, snow blower, and tractor – is inspected.

MISSOURI COMMUNTIES URGED TO SEEK INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING

The Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority will be issuing $32 million in tax-exempt revenue bonds to support Missouri’s water and wastewater infrastructure. The proceeds of this issuance will provide low-interest loans to communities throughout Missouri to repair or replace aging drinking water and wastewater systems. Including the EIERA bonds being issued, it is anticipated that more than $391 million in low-interest loans will be available for wastewater projects and $69 million will be available for drinking water projects for fiscal year 2019. The average interest rate over the last year was below 1.3 percent. Community leaders seeking more information on how to apply for a low-interest infrastructure loan can contact the Missouri Department of Natural Resources at (573) 751-1192 or fac@dnr.mo.gov.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/30/2018

TRYING TO AVOID ACCIDENT RESULTS IN ACCIDENT

An attempt to avoid a colliding with a deer in the northbound lane of US 63 at Clark sent a Moberly man to a Columbia hospital with moderate injuries. The highway patrol said the accident happened around 10:25 last (MON) night. According to the report, 22 year old Christopher D. Coats of Moberly swerved his pickup to avoid a deer and the vehicle went into a skid, crossed the median and southbound lanes, struck a delinaetor post and overturned multiple times. Coats sustained moderqte injuries and was transported by Randolph County Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. The patrol was assisted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department and the Southeastern Randolph County First Responders.

IOWA TEACHER ACCUSED OF FORCING MO COLLEGE STUDENT TO GO ON DRUG RUN

KTVO and KTVO.com reports Adam Hardin, 37, of West Point, Iowa, is charged in Lewis County, Missouri, with Possession of a Controlled Substance (marijuana) and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. According to the school district's website, Hardin teaches physical education and health at Van Buren County Middle School. Court documents state that Canton police were called to a fraternity house on the Culver-Stockton  College campus around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. A college student from Kirksville, who was serving as the fraternity's sober driver for the evening, told police Hardin had made him take him to Hardin's residence in West Point, Iowa. The victim said that during the trip, Hardin took out a hand gun and placed it on the console and told him it was there so the victim would "listen and not tell what we were going to do." The student told police that while at Hardin's residence, Hardin had him place a cooler in the toolbox of the victim's pickup truck. Investigators said Hardin then had the victim drive him back to the fraternity house in Canton. When police searched the truck, they found Hardin's gun in a holster under the front passenger seat. It contained a live round. Officers also discovered almost 100 (98.6) grams of marijuana in the cooler in the toolbox

EMERGENCY DRILL TODAY AT BROOKFIELD R-3

If you drive by Brookfield R-3 School District Campus today and it appears there’s some kind of major emergency, that’s exactly what it’s suppose to look like as the Brookfield R-3 School District, in cooperation with local emergency officials, will be conducting an emergency evacuation drill at 1:30 p.m this (TUES) afternoon. Emergency vehicles and personnel will be participating in this drill. Access to portions of Helm Street and Pershing Road will temporarily be shut down while the drill is being conducted. The purpose of this exercise is to promote school safety, test preparedness, and coordinate efforts among school and emergency personnel in the event of an actual emergency.

 





LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/29/2018

 

CATTLE IN ROADWAY RESULTS IN COLLISION

A Huntsville man had minor injuries after his vehicle struck cattle in the roadway on Highway BB, 4 miles south of Huntsville shortly after midnight Saturday morning. The patrol said 32 year old Jason M. Gammon was traveling westbound when the accident occurred and was to seek how own treatment. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.

 

SHELBINA MAN TREATED AT HANNIBAL HOSPITAL

A Shelbina driver was transported by private auto to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment of minor injuries after his vehicle slid off the right side of the roadway and struck an embankment. The patrol said 66 year old Sammy J. Latchford was northbound on Shelby County Road 255 at County Road 236, 1 mile northeast of Shelbyville when the accident occurred around 6:44 PM Friday night. The report indicated an additional trooper assisted at the scene as did a local Conservation Agent and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department.

 

THREE VEHICLES INVOLED IN FATAL SCOTLAND COUNTY WRECK FRIDAY AFTERNOON

A LaBelle man was killed in a three vehicle pileup in Scotland County Friday afternoon around 2pm. The patrol said the accident happened on MO 15, 3 miles south of Memphis when a northbound car driven by 16 year old Beverly J. Brubaker of Memphis was stopped in the roadway. Another northbound auto driven by 26 year old Brittany N. Goddard of LaBelle struck the Brubaker auto and pushed it into the southbound lane where it was struck again by a northbound 18 wheeler driven by 32 year old Alvin D. Garman of Memphis. A passenger in the Goddard auto, 30 year old Antonio L. Clay of LaBelle was pronounced dead at the scene. Goddard had serious injuries and was airlifted by Air Evac to Blessing Hospital in Quincy. The other two drivers were not injured. The Highway Patrol crash team investigated the crash. They were assisted by the Memphis Police Department, The Scotland County Sheriff’s Department and the Scotland County First Responders.

 

TRACTOR ACCIDENT CLAIMS LIFE OF CHILLICOTHE MAN

A Chillicothe man died from his injuries after being thrown from a farm tractor and run over by that same tractor Saturday afternoon around 1:30-m on Liv 451, 10 miles southwest of Chillicothe. The patrol said 43 year old Mark E. Burton of Chillicothe was westbound down a private drive on a 1958 John Deere tractor when the tractor crossed LIV 451 and struck a ditch. Burton was ejected and then ran over by the tractor which came to rest off the west side of the roadway facing west. Burton was transported to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe by Ambulance and later succumbed to his injuries.

   

CENTRALIA WOMAN INJURED IN CALLAWAY COUNTY WRECK

66 year old Deborah Y. Stringer of Centralia was transported by Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia with moderate injuries after her vehicle travelled off the right side of Route E, a half a mile east of Route DD in Callaway County around 11:20 Sunday morning. The auto struck a concrete culvert, became airborne and landed off the right side of the road. The driver overcorrected and the auto returned to the roadway and came to rest facing northbound.

 

THREE DRIVERS FROM CENTRALIA INVOLVED IN ACCIDENT SATURDAY NIGHT

Three vehicles, three drivers, one collision at 6:31 pm Saturday in Boone County. The patrol said the accident occurred on MO 124, a quarter of a mile north of Lake San Lynn Road. 31 year old Joshua D. Mealy of Centralia was eastbound and struck another eastbound vehicle and thatr auto was then pushed into another eastbound truck that were both stopped in traffic. One was driven by 50 year old Scott A Flowers of Centralia and the other operated by Chrystal. C. Smoot of Centralia. Smoot had minor injuries and was transported by Ambulance to Boone Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

BROOKFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING

10/28/2019

 

Brookfield PD releases information on arrests, investigations and more on Social Media …

 

 

KIRKSVILLE WOMAN FACING DRUG CHARGES AND MORE

KTVO and KTVO.com reports NEMO fugitive faces more than a half-dozen felony charges.

Around 1 p.m. Friday, Adair County sheriff's deputies with help from the Missouri State Highway Patrol located and arrested Brittney Lyn Steele, 31, of Kirksville.

Among the charges Steele faces are Drug Trafficking, First-Degree Property Damage, Second-Degree Burglary, Stealing $750 or more and two counts of Stealing a Motor Vehicle.

Steele is being held in the Adair County Law Enforcement Center on $25,000 bond.

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP TO BE IN COLUMBIA THURSDAY STUMPING FOR REPUBLICANS

The President is scheduled to be in Columbia for a Republican Campian rally scheduled for 6:30 pm Thursday at the Columbia Regional Airport. Trump’s campaign says the president is going to discuss the economy, free market solutions for health care, border security and other items. Trump has made several stops in Missouri supporting Republican Senate candidate John Hawley, who is facing incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill in the of the most closely-watched races in the Nation. Click here if you’d like to register to attend the rally this Thursday at Columbia Regional Airport.




 

LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/26/2018

 

MEADVILLE WOMAN RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES IN CRASH

A 16 year old Meadville resident received minor injuries when the vehicle she was in behad to skid on Arrow Road, a gravel roadway 1 mile west of Meadville around 4:10 Thursday afternoon. The patrol said 16 year old Emily A. Gray of Meadville had minor injuries and was transported by private auto to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. Gray was an occupant of a pickup operated by 15 year old Madeline S. Cowan of Meadville. When the vehicle began to skid, the driver overcorrected and the vehicle ran off the left side of the road, overturned and struck a tree, coming to rest on its top. The Linn County Sheriff’s Department assisted the two troopers on scene.

 

POLO DRIVER HURT IN CALDWELL COUNTY ACCIDENT

A man from Polo was moderately injured in a single vehicle crash on MO 116, 6 miles west of Polo around 11:50 Thursday night. The patrol said 25 year old Collin R. Correll was eastbound when his vehicle travelled off the south side of the roadway. The driver overcorrected and the auto went across the 4road off the north side, struck 2 trees and came to rest on its wheels facing west. Correll was transported by Caldwell County Ambulance to Cameron Regional Medical Center for treatment. The patrol was assisted by both the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department and the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department.

 

NAMC SAFETY WEEK UNDERWAY-MAIN STREET CLOSED 11AM-1PM TODAY

Safety week at NCMC kicked off Monday and will continue today as the NCMC Housing staff will combine efforts with NCMC Criminal Justice students, Missouri Highway Patrol, and the Trenton Police Department to conduct a road safety exercise for NCMC students from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The exercise will include Distracted/Impaired Driving and seat belt safety held on Main Street in front of Geyer Hall.  As a result, Main Street will be closed from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. between Crowder and 13th street in Trenton.  Students will have an opportunity to wear goggles that simulate the effects of alcohol and ride oversized tricycles through an obstacle course. Trenton PD officers will conduct mock field sobriety tests to students, and the Mo Highway Patrol will have simulators educate students. Additional information about Safety Week is available at www.ncmissouri.edu

 

LORDS ACRE AUCTION

An annual event fast approaching is the Big Lords Acre Auction held annually on the first Saturday of November and will be held on November 3rd at the Jacksonville Cairo Christian Church Activity Center in Cairo. There’s a traditional Thanksgiving Meal, Silent Auction and then the Live Auction that evening. This will be the 17th year for holding the event that attracts anywhere from 350 to 450 guests from Jacksonville, Cairo, Moberly, Madison, Clark, Huntsville, Salisbury and surrounding communities. Money raised during the event helps support Community outreach Programs in the area such as Safe Passage, Wreaths across America, Kid’s Church Camp and more. Donations are also provided to Primrose Hill Residential Recovery Center in Clark and the Unity Emergency Fund to help the less fortunate with shortfalls such as paying utilities, rent, food and clothing purchases, hospital and doctor pills, and even helping with funeral expenses on occasion. Mark your calendar and plan to attend the Big Lords Acre Auction, Saturday, November 3rd at the Jacksonville Cairo Christian Church Activity Center in Cairo.

 

FINAL HONOR FLIGHT OF THE YEAR

The final HONOR FLIGHT of 2018 will take place on Monday, November 5.  After a trip to Washington, D.C., buses carrying 110 veterans arrive in Columbia at the Courtyard Marriott around 9:30 pm—just hours before voting begins on election day.  For these veterans, their honor flight experience will pay tribute to the bravery they exhibited in securing our nation’s freedoms and protecting the voting privileges we enjoy today. This is mission #56 and it closes out the 2018 flight season for Central Missouri Honor Flight.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come out to the homecomings when the buses return. Honor Flight veterans deserve to be welcomed home and, after an escort down I-70 from Kingdom City, their faces light up when they arrive in Columbia to a large crowd waiting for them. Make plans to attend on Monday, November 5th. Flights resume in the spring of 2019.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/25/2018

 

CHILLICOTHE MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED TUESDAY AFTERNOON

The highway patrol reports a Chillicothe man received serious injuries in a collision with an 18 wheeler on US highway 36, 10 miles west of Chillicothe around 4:20 pm Tuesday. The crash occurred when both vehicles were going eastbound. 67 year old Lonnie Sewell of Mooresville, IL., the truck driver was slowing to make a turn north across US 36 and was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by 30 year old Danny K. Bullok of Chillicothe was transported by EMS to Hedrick Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment.

 

DECALB COUNTY WRECK RESULTS IN INJURIES

A collision involving a tractor trailer and a passenger car resulted in a man being transported to University Hospital  for treatment. The patrol said the crash occurred  at 10:15 am Tuesday as both vehicles were traveling southbound on Highway EE and a tractor trailer driven by 60 year old Terry Gentry of Cameron came to a stop at the intersection and was struck behind by a vehicle driven by 28 year old Sherri L Johnson of Cameron. Johnson’s daughter, 4 year old Chloe Johnson has minor injures

 

CALLAWAY COUNTY ACCIDENT

A single vehicle accident on Interstate70 in Callaway county Wednesday night around 8:35 pm resulted in minor injuries. The patrol reports 22 year old Donnell Jones of Florissant was westbound, near the 141.2 mile marker when his vehicle struck an unknown vehicle or object. The driver lost control and the vehicle travelled off the right side of the roadway. Jones was not injured. Two passengers in the automobile did receive minor injuries. 27 year old Jasmine Washington of Columbia refused medical treatment at the scene, however 21 year old Emmalee Sayles of Columbia was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

BROOKFIELD POLICE SUMMARY OF CALLS FIRST HALF OF OCTOBER

10-15-2018

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/24/2018

 

MODERATE INJURIES IN RALLS COUNTY WRECK

The highway patrol said two people suffered moderate injuries when their vehicles collided on US 61 in New London around 6:50 Tuesday morning. Accoridng to the report, an eastbound auto driven by 46 year old Jennifer L. Freels of New London  collided with a Northbound auto driven by 32 year old Amanda L. Estes of LaGrange.  The Freels auto came to rest particiapply blocking US 61 wile the Estes auto came to rest in the medium. Both drivers were transported by EMS to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment. The patrol was assisted by the New London Police Departmnet, the Ralls County Sheriffss Department and the New London Fire Department.

 

HEAD-ON COLLISION IN AUDRAIN COUNTY TUESDAY NIGHT

The patrol investigated a head on collision on MO 19, 1.9 miles south of Route J in Audrain County at 8:49 Tuesday night. Accoridng to the report, 289 year old Ryan C. Jett of Ownesville was southbound and crossed the center line in struck a northbound SUV head on. That SUV was driven by 58 year old Timothy Turner of South Beloit, IL. Following the impact, the Turner SUV overturned a nd the Jett auto struck a guard rail. The patrol reports Jett sustained serious injuries and was transported to university Missouri hospital by EMS.

 

MACON POLICE OFFICER KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS-SUSPECTS ON THE RUN! 

An unknown person hit a local police officer so hard it knocked him unconscious. The assault happened at about 11:50 p.m. Monday as the officer was doing a routine patrol at Macon Lake. The officer noticed a suspicious person near the restrooms by the boat ramp after lake hours. Macon police say the officer got out of his patrol vehicle and approached the man, who refused to take his hands out of his pockets. The officer then pulled a gun on the unknown man and called for backup. That is when a second suspect struck the officer from behind and knocked him out. When backup got to the scene, the officer was found unconscious with his gun nearby. Emergency medical crews were called to Macon Lake and transported the injured officer to an area hospital for treatment. The Macon Police Department called in help from Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers, K-9 and aircraft, plus the Macon County sheriff and deputies. The agencies set up a perimeter around the area and conducted a search for the two suspects. Officers were unable to locate them. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Macon Police Department at (660) 385-2195 or the Anonymous Tips Line at (660) 395-1111. Officers from the North Missouri Drug Task Force are also helping with the ongoing investigation.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/23/2018

 

SCHUYLER COUNTY ACCIDENT RESULTS IN MINOR INJURIES

A LaPlata man was transported by Schuyler County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment of minor injuries following a single vehicle wreck. The patrol said 19 year old William J. StClair was eastbound on US 136, 4 miles west of Downing shortly after 5 o’clock Sunday when his vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned. The Schuyler county Sheriff’s office provided assistance at the scene.

 

TWO MARSHALL MEN INJURED

One man from Marshall had moderate injuries after being thrown from a overturned car and the driver of that car sustained minor injuries in an accident Monday night around 10:40 pm.. According to the report, Samuel G. Dodd, age 23 of Marshall behind the wheel. The crash happend when the driver lost control at US Highway 24 in Saline County at 270th Road when the auto went off right side of the roadway and overturned, ejecting a passenger identified as 26 year old Larry D. Cooper Jr. of Marshall. He was transported by Slater EMS to Fitzibbon Hospital for treatment. The Saline County Sheriff’s office was on site as well.

 

DRIVER FLEES SCENE AFTER DEADLY COLUMBIA CRASH

The driver of a car that crashed Saturday night and killed a Columbia man is now facing formal charges as the Boone County Procecutors office filed charges yesterday (MON) against the driver of the car, 28 year old William Lalka. Those charges include DWI (resulting in the death of another), DWI (causing serious physical injury) and leaving the scene of an accident. According to Columbia Police, the crash happened single vehicle wreck occurred around 11pm on North Stadium Boulevard near Blackfoot Road, just northwest of Cosmo Park in Columbia when the northbound car went off the road and became airborne before hitting several trees and a utility pole. Following the crash, the driver ran from the scene but was located about two hours later and taken into custody. A passenger, 26 year old Celena Shearin had moderate injuries while another passenger, 28 year old Andrew Helmreich died at the scene.. Helmreich was a veteran. Visitation is scheduled for this Friday evening with funeral services Saturday.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/19/2018



MIZZOU HOMECOMING SATURDAY

Columbia will be a busy place this Saturday as its Homecoming and Hall of Fame weekend at Mizzou as the Tigers host Memphis. Parking lots will officially open at 8 am and the big homecomming parade kicks off at 9am in downtown Columbia. Tiger Town opens at noon and the Tiger Walk begins at 1 o’clock. At 1:30 pm gates at Memorial Stadium will be open to the public. At 2:10 is the Spirit Parade and at 2:30 THE Marching Mizzou Pregame Show will be underway with the official kickoff at 3 pm. The Homecoming King and Queen will be announced at halftime and one hour after the game is Mizzou Madness at Mizzou Arena. A fun and busy time in Columbia this weekend and there will be more people in town, more traffic and more delays so keep that in mind.  It’s Homecoming at Mizzou, this Saturday in Columbia.

 

COLLISION WITH DEER SOUTH OF MOBERLY

A Clark driver sustained minor injuries when her car collided with a deer on US 63, 4 miles south of Moberly at 6am Thursday morning. The patrol said 59 year old Mildred L. Moss  was northbound when her vehicle struck a deer in the roadway and had to be towed from the scene. Moss was transported by private auto to Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment.

 

HOWARD COUNTY WRECK

A collision at the juctoin of Highway 5 and Highway 40 in Howard County at 5:40 pm Thursday resulted in a New Franklin driver being taken to a Columbia hospital. The patrol said 83 year old Daniel L. Crowley of Franklin was stopped to turn left and another auto driven by 24 year old Racheal A. Parish of New Franklin struck the Crowley auto from behind. Crowley was not injured; however Parish was transported by Howard County Ambulance to University Hsopital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.  The patrol was assisted by the Howard County Sheriff’s Department and the New Franklin Police Department.


ROADWORK ON US ROUTE 36 IN MARION COUNTY

Weather permitting; MoDOT crews will be doing pavement repairs and light pole work on U.S. Route 36 in Marion County on October 23-24, one lane traffic in the eastbound lane from Route Z to Route J for pavement repairs. Work will be completed between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. but the work zone will remain in place continuously for the duration of the scheduled work.

Motorists may experience delays during this time. Please remember to always obey all work zone signs and personnel.  Also, please put down your cell phone to help eliminate distractions.

This work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled or delayed. For more information, call MoDOT at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or visit www.modot.org


CHILLICOTHE POLICE NEWS SUMMARY

October 17th, 2018

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/18/2018

 

FOUR PEOPLE INJURED IN WRECK ON HIGHWAY 63 WEDNESDAY NIGHT

The highway patrol said 4 people were injured in a wreck on highway 63, 2 miles south of Clark around 8:45 Wednesday morning. The report indicated 58 year old Charles A. Fuemmeler of Moberly was northbound in a big truck when it was struck by a northbound 18 wheeler driven by 24 year old Antwon T. Jordan of Macon, GA. Jordan was not injured. Fuemmeler and two other passengers 42 year old Durwin Heater of Madison and 46 year old Lawrence Martin of Madison all sustained minor injuries and were transported to Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment. One other passenger, 42 year old Ronnie Sotelo of Salisbury received moderate injuries and was transported via Randolph County Ambulance to Moberly Regional Hospital.  An additional trooper, along with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department and MoDOT provided on-scene assistance

 

TWO VEHICLE COLLISION IN KNOX COUNTY

A wreck on MO Highway 6 in Knox County, 4 miles west of Edina at 9:50 AM Wednesday sent both drivers to the hospital. The patrol said 76 year old James R. Browning of Edina was westbound and had slowed to make a left turn when his vehicle was struck from behind by another westbound auto driven by 32 year Darrell R. Shepard of LaBella, MO. Shepard received minor injuries while Browning had moderate injuries. Both were transported by Ambulance to Northeast Regonal Medical Center in Kirksville. A total of 4 state troopers worked the accident scene along with the Knox County Sheriff’s Department with assistance by the Knox County Rescue Squad.

                                                                                              

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN MISSOURI CONTINUES TO EDGE DOWN

Employment in Missouri grew by 3,300 jobs in September, and the state’s unemployment rate edged down another tenth of a point to 3.2 percent, the lowest it’s been since 2000.

Nonfarm payroll employment in Missouri increased by 3,300 jobs in September, on a seasonally adjusted basis. With an upward revision of 1,800 in the August data, nonfarm payrolls have grown by 6,100 jobs since July. In September, employment grew in durable goods manufacturing (+2,200); construction (+1,300); transportation, warehousing, and utilities (+1,200); and accommodation and food services (+1,200). September’s job gains helped push the over-the-year growth figure up to 39,300 for September, an increase of 1.4 percent from year-earlier employment.  Over-the-year job growth was noted in most reported industries:

At 3.2 percent, Missouri’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is now 0.4 points lower than it was a year ago and is at its lowest level since January 2000, when the rate was 3.1 percent.

The state’s rate is half a percentage point lower than the comparable U.S. rate and has been lower than the national rate for 41 consecutive months. Missouri’s not-seasonally-adjusted rate for September was 2.6 percent; the comparable U.S. figure was 3.6 percent.

 

HIGHWAY 36 HERITAGE ALLIANCE ANNUAL MEETING TO BE HELD IN MARCELINE

The 2018 Annual Meeting for the Highway 36 Heritage Alliance has been scheduled for Thursday November 1st  beginning at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be held in Marceline at the Walsworth Community Center at 124 Ritchie Street in Marceline. The cost is $10 per person for lunch can be paid in advance, at the door or can be invoiced.  The meeting will conclude around 2 p.m. If you would like to RSVP today, just email or call Amy Supple at amy@visitchillicothe.com or 660-240-0093.

 

NCMC CLOSED THIS FRIDAY FOR FALL BREAK

North Central Missouri College will be closed on Friday, October 19 in observance of fall break. This closing includes all buildings and offices at Main, Barton, North Belt, Maryville, and Bethany locations. There will be no classes held on Friday, October 19. The Ketcham Community Center will remain open for normal business hours. NCMC will reopen on Monday, October 22 for classes and regular hours of business.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE DAILY NEWS SUMMARY

 

            October 16th, 2018

 

Due to several recent automobile thefts, Chillicothe Police would like to stress that you take your keys and lock your cars. Don’t make it easy for the thieves. If your vehicle is locked, the thief will generally go to another much easier target.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/17/2018

 

 

LINN COUNTY RESIDENTS INVOLVED IN MEADVILLE COLLISION

Three Meadville residents had minor injuries in a two vehicle collision in a parking lot on highway 139 in Meadville. The patrol said the incident occurred shortly after 8 am Tuesday morning when 17 year old Clayton Raymo of Meadville was northbound and attempted to pull into a parking lot and pulled into the path and struck a southbound vehicle driven by 56 year old Kathy L. Young of Meadville in the side. Raymo and two passengers, 14  year old Lilliam Raymo and 9 year old Caden Raymo were all transported for treatment of minor injuries to Pershing hospital in Brookfield by Linn County Ambulance. The Linn County Sheriffs Department provided assistance on the scene

 

COLE COUNTY WRECK INVOLVES PERRY DRIVER

The patrol investigated a two vehicle crash in Cole County at 11:20 Tuesday morning on US 54, approximately 107 feet east of Monticello Road. The patrol said 61 year old Darrell Hall of Perry was westbound and struck another vehicle from behind. That auto was driven by 56 yea old Bruce Burkhart of Versailles. After the initial impact, the Burkhart auto travelled across the medium and eastbound lanes of US 54 and struck three mailboxes and a sign post. Burkhart received moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to Capital Region Medical Center for treatment.

 

 

COORDINATED EFFORT IN PHELPS COUNTY LEADS TO MULTIPLE DRUG-RELATED ARRESTS INCLUDING THAT OF A MOBERLY RESIDENT

On Thursday, October 12th, a coordinated effort in Phelps County led to several narcotics-related arrests and is a result of a lengthy narcotics investigation conducted by the South-Central Drug Task Force. Arrest teams consisting of troopers, officers from the Rolla Police Department, and deputies from the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department arrested 20 individuals on drug related charges including a Moberly man and a Tipton resident. 41 year old George Brusca of Moberly was arrested on a Phelps County warrant for two counts of distribute/deliver/manufacture/produce a controlled substance with a $100,000 bond. Also, 42 year old Johnny Smith, of Tipton, Missouri was charged in a Phelps County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. His bond was set at $50,000. The complete list of individuals arrested is posted on our station website.


1. Rodney Washington, 57, of Rolla, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $100,000 bond
2. Mathew A. Hinds, 37, of St. Joseph, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $25,000 bond
3. Randall S. Avery, 37, of Pacific, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for two counts of delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $50,000 bond
4. Friends S. Burwell, 44, of Salem, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $50,000 bond
5. Scotty D. Gately, 42, of Edgar Springs, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for two counts of delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $250,000 bond
6. Danielle M. Griffes, 34, of Rolla, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for three counts of delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $250,000 bond
7. George Brusca, 41, of Moberly, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for two counts of distribute/deliver/manufacture/produce a controlled substance. $100,000 bond
8. Johnny Smith, 42, of Tipton, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $50,000 bond
9. Austin Strom, 26, of Edgar Springs, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $50,000 bond
10. Alexis Jillian Starostki, 21, of St. James, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $25,000 bond
11. Craig M. Dotson, 42, of Rolla, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $25,000 bond
12. Larhonda F. Zatarski, 53, of Rolla, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for distribute/deliver/manufacture/produce a controlled substance. $50,000 bond
13. David L. Meyer, 55, of Rolla, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $50,000 bond
14. Barbara Chavez, 40, of St. James, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $25,000 bond
15. Melissa L. Andrews, 31, of Rolla, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for two counts of delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $250,000 bond
16. Michael S. Baggett, 26, of Newburg, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for two counts of delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $50,000 bond
17. Randy L. Mace, 55. of Edgar Springs, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $50,000 bond
18. Julie A. Sparks, 45, of Rolla, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $50,000 bond
19. Jackie L. Benton Jr., 39, of Rolla, Missouri ¯Phelps County warrant for three counts of delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $100,000 bond
20. Donnie E. Bunton, 40, of Rolla, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $50,000 bond. The South-Central Drug Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional drug task force coordinated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The task force specializes in narcotics-related investigations and is composed of narcotics officers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Phelps County Sheriff’s Department, Rolla Police Department, Dent County Sheriff’s Department, and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.

 

MEXICO TEEN HELD WITHOUT BOND IN AUDRAIN COUNTY JAIL ON 27 COUNTS OF SEX CRIMES

Your Source KTVO and KTVO.com reports a Mexico, Missouri teen has been charged with 27 counts of sex crimes. KTVO’s sister station, KHQA, reports court documents state Chandler Douse, 17, of Mexico along with another suspect identified as C.M., assaulted children under the age of 12 years old. An arrest warrant was issued on October 12th for Douse where he is being held with no bond in the Audrain County Jail. The report indicates all 27 charges stem from incidents that occurred between September 2016 and May of this year and include child molestation, sexual abuse, furnishing pornographic material, statutory rape, and incest.

The attacks happened while the victims stayed at the homes of Douse at various locations in Mexico. A court date has not yet been set.

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FLOODING TO LIMIT YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNTING AT FOUNTAIN GROVE CONSREVATION AREA

The Missouri Department of Conservation has closed portions of the Fountain Grove Conservation Area south of Meadville for the upcoming youth waterfowl hunting weekend Oct. 20 and 21 due to flooding on the area. According to MDC, some roads on the area are damaged and impassable due to floodwaters, and it is unclear when all roads will be open for vehicle traffic. While the number of hunting spots on the area will be reduced due to flood damage, MDC staff will still conduct a daily drawing on both days of the youth weekend to allocate available hunting positions. Fountain Grove Conservation Area sits in the floodplain of the Grand River and serves as an important migration stop for a variety of wildlife. Click here if you want to visit MDC online for more information about the area, including flood updates. Information can also be obtained by calling the following numbers:


 

BURN INJURY IN MEXICO

One week ago today, Wednesday, October 10th, 2018, at approximately 1137 PM, the Audrain Ambulance District and Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 700 block of E Jackson in Mexico in reference to a man who had been burned.  Responding personnel found that a 28 year-old man from Arizona was near a recreational fire pit and poured gasoline on the small fire that was already burning in the pit.  Fire travelled to the gas can and ignited the can and the man’s clothing.  The man suffered significant burns to the majority of his body.  A 21 year-old woman from Mexico, who was standing nearby, also received burns to one of her legs.

Both the man and woman were transported to University Hospital-Columbia by the Audrain Ambulance District.


NATIONAL SCHOOL BUS SAFETY WEEK
October 22
nd – 26th is National School Bus Safety Week and a great opportunity for parents to talk with their children about their responsibilities as a passenger. The Missouri State Highway Patrol recognizes the importance of bus safety and inspects every school bus in the state each year. National School Bus Safety Week and a great opportunity for parents to help kids understand their responsibilities as a passenger and how good behavior on the school bus can help prevent a traffic crash. Eliminating distractions and the ability to hear other traffic is helpful to the bus driver. In 2017, five people were killed and 401 people were injured in 869 traffic crashes involving school buses. The following link will provide you with several basic rules for students riding a school bus as well as several reminders for parent.

Highway Patrol Basic School Bus Safety Rules

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

 

            October 15th, 2018





LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/15/2018

 

NEW BOSTON DRIVER INJURED

A single vehicle accident around 9:40 Sunday night in Linn County resulted in modrerate injuries for a New Boston man. The patrol said the accident occurred on MO 11, five miles north of St. Catharine when a northbound vehicle operated by 24 year old Kyle O. Bailey went off the left side of the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned. Bailey was transported by private vehicle to Pershing Hospital in Brookfield for treatment. The patrol was assisted by the Linn County Sheriff’s Department and Linn County Ambulance.

 

TWO CAR CRASH SENDS KIRKSVILLE WOMAN TO HOSPITAL

A 2 car pileup occurred at 11:32 pm Friday night in the northbound lanes of US 63, four miles south of Lancaster in Schuyler County. The highway patrol report indicated 58 year old David V. Jonaitis of Livonia, MO was stopped attempting to make a left hand turn when another northbound vehicle driven by 23 year old Angela P. Meinberg of Kirksville struck the other vehicle from behind. Meinberg had moderate injuries and was transported by Schuyler County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment. The patrol was assisted by an additional trooper, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Department, Schuyler county First Responders and Schuyler County Ambulance.

 

SERIOUS INJURIES IN SATURDAY NIGHT WRECK IN CALDWELL COUNTY

The patrol said a Cowgill man received serouis injuries in a one vehicle wreck in Caldwell County, three miles east of Polo on East Soo Line Drive, west of Southeast Red Brick Road. According to the report the crash occurred as a westbound vehicle driven by 38 year old Anthony S. Vansel travelled off the south side of East Soo Line Drive and struck an embankment before going through a fence and rolling once. The vehicle came to rest on all 4 wheels facing south in a pasture. Vansel was transported to Liberty hospital by Caldwell County EMS for treatment. The patrol was assisted by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department, the Cowgill Fire Department and Caldwell County EMS. The crash occurred Saturday night around 9:10 pm. Vansel was charged with Careless and Imprudent Driving, Misdemeanor Driving While Intoxicated and operating a vehicle owned by another without insurance.

 

CLARK DRIVER INVOLVED IN OSAGE COUNTY ACCIDENT

A 79 year old Clark woman escaped injury in a two car wreck in Osage County on US 63 Saturday afternoon around 1:15pm. The patrol said Helen M. Embree was southbound on 63 when a westbound pickup on County Road 501 driven by 42 year old Stephen Berhorst of Westphalia attempted to cross highway 63 and was struck by the Embree pickup. Berhorst had moderate injuries and was transported to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment by Osage County EMS.

 

MOBERLY MAN ONE OF THREE DRIVERS INVOLVED IN CALLAWAY COUNTY COLLISION

A three vehicle collision occurred in Callaway County on Route WW at County Road 259 around 7:40 Saturday morning. The patrol said the crash occurred when a car driven by 25 year old Andrew J. Landis of Moberly was eastbound on Route WW and crossed the center line of the roadway and struck a westbound auto driven by 26 year old Tara A. Jones of Fulton. Following the initial collision, the Jones auto impacted another westbound vehicle driven by 27 year old Mycheal S. Walker of Fulton in the eastbound lane. The Landis and Walker autos’s came to rest in the roadway while the Jones vehicle travelled off the westbound lane of the highway and came to rest in a ditch. Jones was the only one injured in the accident. She was transported to University Hospital by Callaway County EMS for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

TROOP B REPORTS SEVERAL DWI ARRESTS OVER THE WEEKEND

Several area residents and others were arrested on DWI charges as well as other charges over the weekend by State Troopers. 36 year old Robert W. Heck of Milan was picked up in Linn County at 9:10 Sunday night an charged with DWI as a prior offender and Driving while Revoked. 61 year old Joseph Zindars of Monticello, Il was held at the Brookfield Police Department for a time while he was processed on a 1st  offense DWI charge. He was picked up at 7:12 pm Sunday. 23 year old Brady A. Smith of Fulton was charged with DWI at 12:38 AM Sunday in Randolph County and 23 year old Michael D. Wooten of Madison was charged with DWI in Randolph County at 4:20 AM Sunday.  The patrol arrested 21 year old Cristian T. McDaniel of Maryland Heights, MO on a marijuana possession charge in Marion County at 6:41 Sunday night. At 12:35 AM Sunday in Adair County, Troopers arrested 34 year old Jacob D. Miller of Kirksville on several charges including DWI-1st Offense, Careless and Imprudent Driving and Operating a motor vehicle without a valid license.  Saturday at 10:21 pm in Linn County 23 year old Dakota W. Heaney of Marceline was charged with DWI and Failure to maintain the right half of the roadway. At 11:15 AM Saturday, 49 year old Marty Collis of Garden Grove, IA was picked up on a felony charge of no drivers license, speeding and no insurance in Schuyler County. And earlier Saturday morning, at 9:45 am, 42 year old Robert G. Allen of Livonia was charged in Schuyler County with a felony of no driver’s license. In Troop F, 30 year old Martez D. Peete of Hannibal was charged with felony driving without a license, speeding and no insurance. He was picked up at 1:09 AM Saturday.


LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

10/12/2018

 

NOVINGER WOMAN BADLY HURT IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK

A Novinger woman sustained moderate injuries and was flown from the scene to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville following a one vehicle crash on MO 149, 5 miles south of Martinstown in Putnam County at 2:30 pm Thursday afternoon. The patrol said 72 year old Carolyn R. Heidenwith was northbound when her vehicle travelled off the right side of the road and struck a ditch. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and a State Conservation Agent assisted at the scene.

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY CRASH WHILE SWERVING TO MISS DEER

A Moberly woman crashed on US Highway 63, 1 mile east of Renick at 6:25 am Thursday when she swerved her vehicle to miss a deer in the road. The vehicle 24 year old Erica N. Hilmas was driving went off the right side of the roadway, struck a ditch and became airborne before the auto came to rest on its wheels. Hilmas was transported to Moberly Regional Medical Center by Randolph County Ambulance for treatment of minor injuries.

 

KIRKSVILLE CANDIDATES FORUM

The Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee will host a candidate forum be held on the AT Still University campus this coming Tuesday night (10/16/18). The doors will open at 5:30 pm in order for candidates to greet voters. The forum questions will begin at 6:00 pm. Candidates for contested races will be answering questions presented by the forum moderator. The first candidates to be heard from include the

In addition, candidates for non-contested races have been invited to attend and be introduced. The public is invited to attend in person or view the event via livestream on the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page


MO’S LT. GOV. TO VISIT SEVERAL COMMUNITIES DURING BUY MISSOURI WEEK

Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe will be visiting Boone, Marian, Lewis, Adair, Caldwell, Johnson, Pettis, St. Louis and Cape Girardeau counties during the first annual Buy Missouri Week, starting Saturday. Kehoe said “I look forward to traveling throughout the state to highlight Missouri businesses and Missouri-made products. Purchasing from Missouri manufacturers supports our state’s economy, but more importantly, it supports our friends and neighbors who work at these companies. Given the large variety of products made within our borders, and given the desire of many to support their local economy, I look forward to Buy Missouri Week raising awareness of Missouri-made products and motivating many to Buy Missouri both next week and well into the future.”To stay updated throughout Buy Missouri Week, follow Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe and Buy Missouri on social media and visit buymissouri.net for more information.

ROUTE V IN HOWARD COUNTY TO CLOSE FOR PIPE REPLACEMENT

The replacement of a culvert pipe along a Howard County Road by Missouri Department of Transportation crews will result in the closure of that road on Tuesday, October 16. The Missouri Department of Transportation reports Route V will close between County Road 257 and Snoddy Street in Armstrong from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Also, MoDOT says Weather permitting on Tuesday they will close Route 3 in Macon County from Macon County Route EE to Macon County Route HH for a culvert replacement. The work will be completed between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. that day.Motorists will need to use alternate routes during those closures and this work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled or delayed. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636). All roadwork is posted on the traveler information map.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

10/11/2018

 

SCHOOL CLOSURE FOR THURSDAY

Superintendent of Southwest Livingston R-1 School has called off classes and activities for Thursday, and cited the reason for the closure was continuing water over local roadways, including Routes C, D, & DD around Ludlow

 

BOIL ADVISORY FOR MACON RURAL WATER CUSTOMERS

The Macon County Rural Water District has issued a boil advisory for all customers of the Macon County Water District living in Randolph County, west of US 63 from the town of Jacksonville, south to Highway 24, west to the Sugar Creek Lake Area and then north to Highway DD, including Holidays Acres Lake and the City of Cairo. The advisory was issued following a break on a main line and lower than normal water pressure is possible. The advisory will expire this Friday at 8 AM

 

EWING MAN ARRESTED FOR SENDING LEWD PHOTOS  IN LEWIS COUNTY

On Sunday, October 7, 2018, Jesse L. Huckaby, age 42,of Ewing, Missouri was arrested by the Lewis County Sheriff's Office on two counts of attempted statutory rape in the second degree, both class E felonies. And one count of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.  On October 6, the sheriff's office received information that an adult male was sending lewd photographs to two juvenile females.  The sheriff's deputies then posed as the juvenile females via text messaging or social media.  Huckaby then drove to a cemetery where he thought he was meeting the juvenile females for sexual relations.  Lewis County deputies then took Mr. Huckaby into custody. Huckaby remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 cash only bond.

 

RALLS COUNTY ACCIDENT SENDS HANNIBAL WOMAN TO HOSPITAL WITH MODERATE INJURIES

A one vehicle accident in Ralls County around 5:15 pm Tuesday evening resulted in an ambulance ride to a Hannibal hospital. The patrol said the accident occurred on Route HH, 3 miles southwest of Hannibal when 40 year old Angel M. Douse of Hannibal swerved to miss a deer and drove off the left side of the roadway and struck a ditch. The Ralls County Sheriff’s Department and the Hannibal Rural Fire department assisted at the scene.

 

HOWARD COUNTY CRASH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON - TWO INJURED

A two vehicle accident in Howard County at 4:52pm Wednesday resulted in injuries. The patrol said a vehicle driven by 47 year old John J. Hunter of New Franklin struck the rear of another operated by 23 year old Brooke Durham of Boonville. Both vehicles travelled off the road and down a ravine before coming to rest on its wheels. Hunter had minor injuries and refused treatment on the scene. Durham        sustained moderate injuries and was transported to a Columbia hospital.

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/10/2018

 

 

CURRENT FLOOD WARNINGS & WATCHES

CURRENT ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO FLOODING

 

FLOODING CONTINUES TO AFFECT MOTORISTS PLANS

Flooding is continuing to impact residents, motorists and even students in some areas and due to ongoing flooding concerns, a few students in Chillicothe were sent home early Tuesday. Because of ongoing concerns, a handful of schools have made the decision to cancel classes for Wednesday because of flooding. As of now that list includes:


MoDOT is reporting several roads closed due to high water. For a listing of routes affected, visit the MoDOT traveler information page at www.modot.org and you will also find a complete and current list of watches and warnings issued by the National Weather Service by visiting the National Weather Service Hydrology Page.  Of course these links are available on our station website(s)

 

ROUTE 5 TO BE NARROWED TODAY FOR MOTORCADE FROM NOON TO 2PM

Motorists are reminded that Route 5 will be narrowed for the motorcade to return the remains of World War II Navy Seaman 2nd Class Harold Lloyd to his final resting place in Laclede. Crews from Missouri Department of Transportation will close the southbound lane of Route 5 from U.S. Route 36 to just north of the Laclede city limits from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Flaggers will be present to help guide the motorcade and area travelers through the area.

 

NCMC TO HOST DISTRICT 7 CANDIDATE PUBLIC FORUM

North Central Missouri College will be the site of a District 7 Candidate Form on Monday, October 15th from 3 to 4 pm in Cross Hall Lobby. The forum will be a question only format for incumbent Rusty Black (R) and challenger Dennis VanDyke (D) with pre-screened questions, submitted by students at NCMC and is scheduled for one hour. Each candidate will be given 10 to 15 identical questions and two minutes to respond to each. The event is open to the public.

 

SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE, CORN GROWERS & OTHERS HAILED DIRECTIVE TO EPA 

Good news for corn producers as well as local Ethanol plants and many including U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue hailed President Trump’s directive to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to begin a rulemaking process to expand the sale of corn ethanol, to include E15 year-round.  Missouri Corn Growers Associaton President Mark Scott of Wentzville said "This announcement is a win-win. It's a win for drivers who will have access to E15 every month of the year, a win for cleaner air and healthier environment, a win for local communities who depend on tax dollars generated by ethanol biorefineries and a much-needed win for corn farmers. The only group not happy is the oil industry, which to me, says we're doing something right. The goal is to see the rulemaking and year-round availability of E15 by the driving season of 2019.

 

USDA INVESTMENTS TO BENEFIT SEVERAL IN LOCAL AREA

On Monday, USDA Rural Development State Director Jeff Case announced investments of over $734,000 in eight (8) projects that will build community infrastructure and provide essential services for over 57,000 rural Missourians. Included in the projects is Macon County Economic Development, Inc. will use a $140,200 loan to purchase four replacement and patrol vehicles for the Macon County Sheriff’s Department.  Macon County Economic Development, Inc. is also receiving a $130,000 loan and a $20,000 grant to purchase eighteen (18) sets of breathing apparatuses for the city’s fire department. In Perry, a $33,800 loan and $41,200 is being awarded to the City of Perry Community Organization for the purchase of two utility trucks that will be leased to the city

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/09/2018

 

CURRENT FLOOD WARNINGS & WATCHES

CURRENT ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO FLOODING

 

FLOODING CONTINUES TO AFFECT MOTORISTS PLANS

With the heavy rains from the weekend and additional rainfall occurring and in the forecast, flooding continues to impact area travel plans. The National Weather Service has flood watches and flood warnings issued and MoDOT is reporting several roads closed due to high water. For a listing of routes affected, visit the MoDOT traveler information page at www.modot.org and you will also find a complete and current list of watches and warnings issued by the National Weather Service by visiting the National Weather Service Hydrology Page. Of course these links are available on our station website(s)

 

MOBERLY WOMAN INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

A Moberly woman was injured when the motorcycle she was operating overturned in a driveway on County Road 2750, 4 miles east of Renick. The highway patrol said the incident occurred at 12:10 PM Monday afternoon. The driver, 49 year old Michelle R. Hinshaw received moderate injuries and was transported by Randolph County Ambulance Personnel to University Hospital in Columbia. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Department and Frist Responders assisted at the scene.

 

SERIOUS INJURIES FOR TWO BOONE COUNTY DRIVERS

Two Columbia residents were seriously injured in an early morning collision in Boone County on Route WW, just west of Stone Mountain Parkway. The report said the wreck happened at 5:45 AM Monday when 24 year old Angela M. McHenry lost control of her eastbound auto as she went over a small hill crest, crossed the center line and struck a westbound vehicle in the left front. That vehicle was driven by 19 year old Logan M. Wood of Columbia. Both drivers were transported by Boone County Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. The Boone County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.

 

TRAFFIC DETOURED AFTER KIRKSVILLE MOTORIST STRIKES UTILITY POLE

 Your Source KTVO and KTVO.com is reporting traffic was detoured Monday morning after a vehicle struck a utility pole in Kirksville. The crash happened near the intersection of North Centennial and West Stacy streets around 10:45 a.m. Police at the scene told KTVO a 41-year-old Kirksville man was driving the vehicle. Officers say he left the roadway for an unknown reason, and hit the pole. The driver was transported to Northeast Regional Medical Center as a precaution.  Cable One crews also responded to the scene to remove the pole from the road. This crash remains under investigation.

 

TASK FORCE 1 (MO-TF1) ACTIVATED BY FEMA - HEADED TO FLORDIA

A News Release from the Boone County Fire Protection District says Missouri’s Task Force 1 is headed to Florida as preparations for the arrival of Hurricane Michael which is expected to make landfall in the Florida panhandle Wednesday night. Task Force 1 was activated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and deployed this (Tues) morning in route to Elgin Air Force Base in Florida. The team is comprised of 16 swift water technicians, four boats, water rescue equipment and decontamination supplies.

 

SATURDAY WRECK AT WEST CITY LIMITS OF HUNTSVILLE

A two vehicle collision on US 24 at the west city limits of Huntsville involved a Mendon driver, a passenger from Mendon and a Clifton Hill man. The patrol said 73 year old William C. Jacoby was stopped in traffic waiting to make a left turn when his pickup was struck from behind y an eastbound auto operated by 17 year old Shelby N. Duey of Mendon who received minor injuries. A passenger, 18 year old Bonita Duey received moderate injuries. Both were transported by Randolph County Ambulance to Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment. Jacoby also had minor injuries but was going to seek his own treatment. According to the report that wreck occurred Saturday at 11:45 AM. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Department and the Westran Fire Protection District provided on scene assistance.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/05/2018

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY CONVICTED MURDER SENTENCED TO CONSECUTIVE LIFE SENTENCES

Judge Terry Tschannen officially sentenced Jeffrey Nichols to five additional consecutive life sentences in Randolph County Court Thursday. In June, a jury delivered a verdict of life without the possibility of probation or parole on a charge of First Degree Murder, following the death of 92-year-old Carmelita Kaser from Moberly during an Easter weekend crime spree in 2013 in Randolph and Macon Counties. In June, the jury decided against the death penalty during the sentencing phase of the murder trial. Randolph County Special Prosecutor Mike Fusselman recommended the death penalty for Nichols during the trial. Judge Terry Tschannen sided with the jury’s recommendation Thursday in handing down sentences in the remaining convictions the jury found him guilty of, and was given five additional life terms that will run consecutive to the life without parole. The other man convicted in the case after admitting his role in the death, Christopher Lewis, from Macon, was previously sentenced to life in prison without parole.

 

SHELBYVILLE WOMAN RUN OVER BY OWN VEHICLE

An unusual accident left a Shelbyville woman with serious injuries around 9 o’clock Wednesday night. The patrol said 71 year old Karen J. Claussen had exited her vehicle, a full size minivan without placing it in park. The vehicle rolled backwards and struck Claussen. She was transported by Salt River Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. The accident occurred at her home located on County Road 223, five miles west of Shelbyville.

 

WOMAN INJURIED IN SALINE COUNTY WRECK

A Malta Bend, MO woman received serious injuries in a wreck in Saline County, at 10:53 PM Thursday night. The patrol said the accident occurred as a vehicle driven by 37 year old Tashia E. Wake of Malta Bend was traveling northbound on MO 41, 7 tenths of a mile north of Route E. Her vehicle went off the left side of the roadway and Wake over-corrected. That resulted in the vehicle returning to the roadway and then travel off the right side, strike the ground, and overturn, coming to rest on its side. Wake had serious injuries and was transported by Saline County EMS to University Hospital in Columbia.

 

FAYETTE RESIDENTS INJURED IN COLLISION

The patrol said 3 residents of Fayette were treated for minor injuries in a collision on Route 240, just north of the 240 Alternate around 7:15 Thursday morning g. According to the report, 40 year old Clare, Franz-Jones of Fayette had stopped for a school bus and was struck from behind by another auto driven by 72 year old Harry Gerken of Fayette. Both drivers and a passenger in the vehicle that was hit, 28 year old Eileen K. Stacy of Fayette were all transported to University Hospital for treatment.

 

BUCKLIN MAN ARRESTED AMONG THOSE ARRESTED BY STATE TROOPERS

The highway patrol arrested a Bucklin Man on two felony Macon County Warrants at 9:43 AM Wednesday morning. According to the report, 28 year old Cody A. Laws was arrested for Livestock theft and tampering with evidence, both of which are felony warrants issued out of Macon County. Troopers also reported that 20 yerr old Jacob D. Holt of Rutledge was placed on a 24 hour hold in Clark County pending filing of formal charges for possession of a controlled substance -  methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, no insurance and no seatbelt. He was arrested in Clark County at 10:29 AM Wednesday. Shortly thereafter at 10:49 AM, Michell Sweezer, 33, of Memphis was taken into custody on a 24 hour hold for possession methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and no seat belt.




 

LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

0/04/2018

 

KIRKSVILLE STUDENT IN TROUBLE AFTER BRINGING BB GUN TO SCHOOL

A post on the Kirksville R-3 School Districts Facebook page yesterday (WED) morning revealed that an elementary student was found to be in possession of a BB Gun at the school on Tuesday. Officials at the school had received a report that the student had the bb gun in his pants pocket about the time students at Ray Miller Elementary were being dismissed for the day and sent to school busses. The School Resource Officer handled the incident and the boy was immediately isolated from other students. No threats of any kind were made against staff or students. The discovery of the BB gun is the first at Ray Miller Elementary this school year. During the last school year, two students at Ray Miller were caught with a pocketknife on school grounds.

 

TWO VEHICLE’S COLLIDE AT BUSY KIRKSVILLE INTERSECTION WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Authorities said two vehicles collided at the intersection of Baltimore and Highway 6, inside the Kirksville City Limits around 7:30 last (WED) night. That’s the intersection in front of Wal-Mart and several other popular businesses. It reportedly occurred when a car collided with a Jeep in the northbound right turn lane of Baltimore. Traffic had to be diverted around the area as work crews cleared the scene. One person was taken to the hospital by ambulance as a precaution. Names of those involved were not released at the time of this report;

 

BROOKFIELD POLICE BRIEFING

09-30-2018


Brookfield Police recently posted the following on their Social Media page …


LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/03/2018

 

BRAYMER DRIVER INVOLVED IN COLLISSION WITH DEER

An 18 year old Braymer resident sustained minor injuries shortly after 7 o’clock last (TUES) night on Route A, 1 ¼ miles south of Braymer in Caldwell County. The patrol said Aaron B. Youtsey was northbound when a deer travelled into the path of his vehicle. The vehicle struck the deer and travelled off the east side of the roadway and partially blocking the northbound lane of Route A. Youtsey was transported by Caldwell County Ambulance to Liberty Hospital for treatment.

 

HIGHWAY PATROL ISSUES REMINDER ABOUT DEER
Lieutenant Colonel Eric T. Olson, acting superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds drivers that deer are more active and create hazards for Missouri motorists this time of year. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that an attempt to avoid striking a deer could result in a more serious crash involving oncoming traffic. Try to remain calm. Panicking and overreacting usually lead to more serious traffic crashes. Last year, drivers in Missouri experienced 4,070 traffic crashes where deer-vehicle strikes occurred. One deer strike occurred every 2.2 hours in the state. In these crashes, there were seven fatalities and 400 people were injured. The majority of deer strike crashes occur in October and November each year, with the largest number taking place in November. Although deer strikes can occur at any time, most occur between the hours of 5 p.m. and 6:59 a.m.
Remember: Rural areas are not the only place where deer/vehicle strikes occur. When you see a deer, slow down and proceed with caution. Deer often travel in groups--stay on guard after a close call or when you see a single deer. Natural features also affect deer movement. In areas where there are streams or wooded corridors surrounded by farmland, look for more deer to cross roadways.
Deer behavior changes due to mating season, which may cause an increase in sightings and roadway crossings. Hunting and crop harvesting may result in these animals being in places they aren’t usually seen. Drivers are urged to remain alert.

 

BEVIER WOMAN ARRESTED AT SON’S DAY CARE CENTER FOR DRUGS

Your Source, KTVO and KTVO.com reports a mother accused of selling methamphetamine was arrested at her son's day care center. Police were called to the facility in the south part of Macon last Thursday for a report of a woman who appeared to be under the influence when she arrived to pick up her child.

29 year old Lucinda Watson, of Bevier,  is now charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine), First-Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. In court documents, the investigating officer said when he confronted Watson to talk to her, she admitted to using meth and marijuana in the past 24 hours. A police K-9 indicated the presence of narcotics inside her car. The officer said Watson gave permission to search the vehicle. Police found four plastic baggies containing methamphetamine. The search also uncovered digital scales. Officers say they found $1,462 in cash in Watson’s wallet along with notes indicating drug sales. She is being held in the Macon County Jail on $25,000 cash-only bond.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

October 1st ,  2018

 





LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/02/2018

 

CHILLICOTHE MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AFTER CRASHING CAR INTO HARDEE’S

The Macon Police Department reports a Chillicothe man was taken into custody Monday morning (10/01/2018) after a vehicle he was driving crashed into Hardee’s Restaurant in Macon. Police responded to the call at approximately 7:05am, where they questioned the driver about the incident.  Police then learned the vehicle was stolen from the Chillicothe area and took the suspect into custody.  The 37 year old white male of Chillicothe (MO) was later transported to the Macon Police Department where he was issued a summons for careless & imprudent driving.  The man was then turned over to the custody of the Chillicothe Police Department pending further possible charges for motor vehicle theft. Macon’s Police Chief said the business sustained substantial damage to the south wall of the restaurant's dining area as the vehicle struck the building and entered the structure before coming to a complete stop.  No one was injured as a result of the accident.

 

COFFEE WITH A COP

Join Officers from the Macon Police Department tomorrow, October 3rd, for National Coffee with a Cop Day, at Macon McDonald's from 8am - 10am.  This is a relaxed and informal get-together to let citizens talk about issues they feel are important.  Come, get to know the officers that serve our community every day through casual conversations and enjoy a hot cup of coffee (or tea or cocoa) with officers from the Macon Police Department

 

CULVERT REPLACEMENTS SCHEDULED IN MACON COUNTY

Weather permitting,  MoDOT will be doing culvert work on Route 129 and Missouri Route 3 in Macon County this week.  Missouri Route 129 is on the schedule for this Thursday and the road will be closed from Macon County Route WW to Armada Street for a culvert Replacement. On Friday, Missouri Route 3 will be closed from Macon County Route EE to Macon County Route HH for a culvert Replacement. All work will be completed between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. each day. Motorists will need to use alternate routes during these times. Please obey all work zone signs and personnel and put down your cell phone to help eliminate distractions. This work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled or delayed. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636). All roadwork is posted on the traveler information map.

 

VAN METER STATE PARK OFFERS TAKE A HIKE PROGRAM THIS SATURDAY (OCTOBER 6TH)

Do you have a passion for hiking and nature? Do you enjoy observing and learning about new plants and animals? If so, join Van Meter Park staff at the park for a fun afternoon out in nature from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Meet at the small shelter house where you will craft a nature journal. Then put it to use out on the trail recording your natural surroundings. This event is free and open to the public.

Van Meter State Park is located north of I-70 and west of Highway 65 in Miami, 12 miles north of Marshall at 32146 N. Highway 122. For more information about the event, call the park at 660-886-7537.

 

CROWDER STATE PARK HOSTS OUTDOOR COOKING DEMO ON OCTOBER 13TH df

Next Saturday, October 13th, join Crowder State Park staff for a free outdoor cooking demonstration at the campground amphitheater starting at 10 am.. Several methods of outdoor cooking, including Dutch oven cooking, will be explained and demonstrated.

Crowder State Park isest of Trenton off Highway 146. For more information about the event, call Crowder State Park at 660-359-6473.

 

CORN GROWERS WELCOME NEWS OF NEW NAFTA

 

Missouri Corn Growers Association President Mark Scott of Wentzville released the following statement in the wake of Mondays published trilateral trade announcement with the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Formerly known as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and now renamed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the preliminary agreement would maintain valuable markets for corn growers. Mexico and Canada continue to be two tier customers when it comes to purchasing corn and corn by-products and it’s hoped their trade pact will bring some needed stability to the marketplace.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

10/01/2018

 

MOTORCYCLE CRASH SENDS TWO TO AREA HOSPITAL SUNDAY AFTERNOON

A motorcycle crash resulted in injuries for two area residents Sunday. The patrol said 41 year old Brandon D. Gibson of Columbia received moderate injuries when his motorcycle ran off the left side and overturned on US 63 South, just south of the MO 22 Junction in Boone County at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon. A passenger, 40 year old Tracy L. Bishop of Fulton received minor injuries. Both were transported to Boone Hospital in Columbia by ambulance.

 

ANOTHER SHOOTING IN DOWNTOWN COLUMBIA

This incident took place early Sunday morning around 3 AM in the College Avenue and Ash Street area. Columbia Police said officers found multiple shell casings on the scene. One man was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound that was not life threatening. Police said multiple calls were received of gunfire in that area and at last word no arrests have been made. Police also responded to a report of shots fired in the 900 block of East Business Loop 70 around 5am Sunday morning and found shell casings in the area. 25 year old Andrew L. Barnette-Kruger was arrested and taken to the Boone County jail on several charges including armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon while intoxicated, while in possession of a controlled substance, exhibiting a firearm, unlawful possession of a fire arm and distribution of a controlled substance.

 

ACCIDENT NEAR CHULA SENDS TRENTON MAN TO HOSPITAL FRIDAY

A Trenton driver received moderate injuries in a two vehicle crash on Liv 216, 3 miles southeast of Chula at 7:45 AM Friday morning. The patrol said the crash occurred when 18 year old James R. Knight of Trenton was westbound and crossed the center line of the roadway and struck an eastbound vehicle driven by 57 year old Mark A. Hooper of Chula, MO. The Knight pickup travelled off the north side of the roadway and overturned, ejecting the driver while the Hooper pickup came to rest in the roadway on its wheels facing east. Knight was transported by Chillicothe EMS to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department and an additional trooper provided on-scene assistance.

 

MINOR INJURIES FOR BROOKFIELD DRIVER AFTER HITTING SEMI FRIDAY

A Brookfield man was transported by Linn County Ambulance to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe for treatment of minor injuries after his westbound vehicle struck a westbound semi trailer around 8am. Friday morning. The patrol said 23 year old Matthew Moser was on US 36, 2 miles west of Meadville when the accident occurred. The semi driver 65 year old Jerry W. Albertson of Meadville was not injured. The Linn County Sheriffs Department and Meadville First Responders provided on-scene assistance.

 

HUNTSVILLE WOMEN HITS DEER IN ROADWAY RESULTING IN MINOR INJURIES

A Huntsville woman had minor injuries as did her 9 year old son after their vehicle struck a deer in the roadway Friday night at 9:35 pm. The patrol said 37 year old Amanda L. Drew and 9 year old Cooper D. Drew would seek their own treatment. That collision happened on US 63, 2 miles north of Cairo.

 

SEVERAL TRENTON RESIDENTS HURT IN WRECK SUNDAY

Several members of a Trenton family were transported for medical attention following a one vehicle wreck on MO 6, 2 miles west of Humphrey’s at 12:30 PM Sunday afternoon. The patrol said an eastbound auto driven by24 year old William K. Swartz ran off the roadway, struck a fence and overturned. The driver, along with 4 year old Bentley K. Swartz, 2 year old Weston E. Swartz and an infant … Preston W. Swartz all had minor injuries and was transported by Sullivan County Ambulance to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton. Another passenger and wife of the driver, 26 year old Thomasa K. Swartz was first taken by Sullivan County Ambulance to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton with serious injuries, and then was transported to St. Luke’s in Kansas City.

 

TROOPERS MAKE SEVERAL ARRESTS OVER THE WEEKEND

In Carroll County, at 7 PM Sunday, 38 year old Jimmie L. Erwin of Belton was charged with DWI-Drugs and placed on a 12 hour hold in the Chariton County Jail in Keytesville. In Chariton County, 30 year old Wyatt R. Lamore of Keytesville was charged Sunday afternoon at 3:26 pm with felony possession of Methamphetamine and speeding. He was placed on a 24 hour hold at the Chariton County jail. At 12:52 pm Sunday, 56 year old John L. Terry of Clifton Hill was transported to the Randolph County Jail on a felony Randolph County Probation warrant, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding. Shortly after 7 o’clock Saturday night in Sullivan County, 26 year old William J. Harrison of Milan was cited for DWI-Drugs, Careless and Imprudent driving involving a crash. He was later released. In Scotland County at 4:33 pm Saturday, 28 year old Mark A. Pender of Memphis was placed on a 12 hour hold after being charged with felony DWI as a persistent offender.  43 year old Brandi D Akins of Wyaconda was picked up in Clark County at 1:21 PM Saturday and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance - Hydrocodone, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a vehicle without a valid license.  She was later released. Also, in Adair County at 1:21 pm Saturday, 43 year old Roy K. Hart of Independence, MO was taken to the Adair County Jail with DWI while a person less than 17 years of age was in the vehicle and for failure to drive within a single lane. At 1:14 PM Saturday, 31 year old Dillon T. Pittman of Unionville was picked up in Putnam County has charged with DWI, NO insurance, careless and imprudent driving and no valid license. Friday night just before 10 pm in Adair County, 49 year old Gail B. Claybrook of Green Castle was charged with DWI.. And at 7:50 pm Friday, 41 year old Jason H. Brandenburg of Novinger was arrested on a no bond Adair County Warrant for Probation Violation with the original charge of 2nd Degree Assault. 

 

LATE NIGHT ROBBERY IN BOONVILLE

KMIZ.com is reporting two men are facing robbery charges after incident Friday night at the Dollar General Store on West Ashley Road in Boonville. Witnesses told Boonville Police officers that one black male entered the store, showed a handgun, demanded money and then left the store with an undetermined amount of money. A Cooper County deputy noticed a suspicious vehicle traveling south on Ashley Road. When he caught up to the vehicle, deputies later arrested 43-year-old Desimond L. Fields of South Carolina and 35-year-old Dwayne T. Rivers of North Carolina.  Authorities say evidence connected the suspects to the robbery at the Dollar General Store and no one was injured in the robbery.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

09/28/2018

 

JAMESPORT MAN FLOWN TO KANSAS CITY HOSPITAL WITH SERIOUS INJURIES

A Jamesport driver was flown to a Kansas City Hospital after an accident on MO 190, 1 mile south of Jamesport in Daviess County around 2:15 Thursday afternoon. The patrol said 52 year old David N. Kaffman of Jamesport was southbound and lost control of his pickup. The vehicle crossed the center of the road and ran off the east side where it struck a mailbox, wooden walkwa8y and driveway, then became airborne overturned several times striking several small trees, then came to rest partly on a fence facing east. Kaffman received serious injuries and was flown by Life Flight to Truman Medical Center. The patrol was assisted by the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department.

 

PUTNAM COUNTY WRECK RESULTS IN MINOR INJURIES FOR DRIVER & PASSENGER

The highway patrol with assistance by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department investigated a one vehicle wreck on US 136, a half a mile east of Hartford in Putnam County around 2:45 Thursday afternoon.  According to the report, 77 year old Paul J. Bradshaw was westbound when his vehicle travelled off the north side of the road, crossed a county road, struck and embankment and struck a tree. Bradshaw and a passenger, 66 year old Karen K. Bradshaw both had minor injuries and was transported by private auto to Scotland County Memorial Hospital for treatment.

 

FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE HAY BALER FIRE

Your Source, KTVO and KTVO.com reports a hay baler caught fire and is considered a total loss. The incident occurred in a cornfield north of LaPlata around 6:10 Thursday evening on Mockingbird Hill Lane about a quarter-mile north of Adair County Route E. The LaPlata Community Fire Protection District said the fire started inside the baler when a farmer was baling cut corn and that flames spread to about a half a dozen acres before being extinguished. The Adair County Rural Fire District provided assistance and the farmer was able to get his tractor unhitched and moved out of danger. No injuries were reported.

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

09/27/2018

 

MILAN MAN ACCUSED OF ASSULTING WIFE AND MORE

A Milan man is accused of kidnapping and beating his estranged wife. And as a result of the incident on Monday, 35 year old Daniel Stephens if Milan is now charged with First Degree Kidnapping, Firs-Degree Domestic Assault and Violation of an Order of Protection, a misdemeanor.  Your Source, KTVO and KTVO.com reports that Kirksville Police said in court documents that Stephens went to his wife's workplace in Kirksville early Monday morning and confronted her in the parking lot. Investigators say he yelled at the woman and coerced her to get into his car with him. The victim later told officers that Stephens drove down the road and punched the woman in the face with a closed fist and later struck her body multiple times with his fist. She said that at one point during the altercation the suspect also grabbed her by the throat and tried to choke her. According to the report, the victim was eventually able to get out of Stephens' car on Rye Creek Road and escape. She told police she hid behind a bush until her estranged husband left. At that point the woman started to walk down the road where she was eventually given a ride to her sister's home. Stephens is being held in the Adair County Law Enforcement Center on $75,000 cash-only bond.

 

BROOKFIELD POLICE RECOVER STOLEN VEHICLE AND MORE AFTER MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL PURSUIT

Monday night at 11:27 pm, Brookfield Police officers initiated a traffic stop of a silver Mazda SUV on the eastbound US 36 on-ramp. The Mazda came to a stop on the on-ramp but quickly sped away as the officer exited their patrol vehicle. The Mazda continued eastbound on US 36 at speeds approaching 89 MPH. The Mazda exited the roadway several times, crossed the center line several times and passed officers on the right shoulder. The Mazda exited US 36 at the Callao junction and traveled South on Highway 3. Two attempts to stop the Mazda using stop sticks were unsuccessful. The Mazda sped through Clifton Hill before heading West on Highway 24. On Highway 24 in Chariton County, after running a Deputy off the roadway, officers were able to box the Mazda in and bring the pursuit to an end. The driver, identified as Patrick Curtis Clark, 24 of St. Joseph and the passenger, identified as Chelsea Ann Adams, 29 of St. Joseph were immediately taken into custody. A MULES/NCIC check of the Mazda’s VIN showed the Mazda was reported stolen out of St. Joseph earlier in the day. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, officers recovered methamphetamine, marijuana and several pieces of drug paraphernalia. The vehicle was towed to the Brookfield Police Department where it was later returned to its owner. Clark and Adams were transported to the Chariton County Jail. Clark has been charged in Linn County with Tampering With a Motor Vehicle, Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and Resisting Arrest by Fleeing Creating a Substantial Risk of Injury/Death. Bond for Clark has been set at $50,000.00 cash or surety. Adams has been charged in Linn County with Tampering With a Motor Vehicle and Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance. Bond for Adams has been set at $10,000 cash or surety. Additional charges from other jurisdictions are pending. The Brookfield Police Department was assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and the Chariton County Sheriff’s Office.

 

TWO CAR COLLISION IN AUDRAIN COUNTY SENDS ONE DRIVER TO HOSPITAL

The highway patrol said one driver was taken to the hospital following a two car collision on MO 22 at Audrain Road at approximately 7:15 am yesterday (Wed).  80 year old Mabel J. Evans was eastbound and having a difficult time seeing do to glare from the morning sun and had slowed when her vehicle was struck  from behind by another eastbound auto driven by 20 year old Juuan J. Remiez of Mexico.

 

MINOR INJURIES IN COOPER COUNTY COLLISION

A 63 year old Otterville woman sustained minor injuries and was transported by private auto to Boone Hospital for treatment after a collision in Cooper County at 12226 Highway 5 around 1:41 Wednesday afternoon. The patrol said 72 year old Martha Ott of Cole Camp was northbound and slowed abruptly to make a left turn. Another northbound auto driven by 63 year old Terri Marley of Otterville attempted to pass and struck the Ott auto as it turned.  No other injuries were reported.

 

MOBERLY POLICE ISSUE REMINDER ABOUT HARVEST SEASON

Harvest Season is here and in full swing. The Moberly Police Department wants to remind everyone if you encounter slow moving Combines, Tractors, and trucks towing/hauling harvesting equipment on the road, slow down, and be patient before passing these vehicles. It is hard to see around them without exposing yourself to oncoming traffic. If you meet any of these large harvesting equipment, move over as far as possible to allow the equipment to pass. Be alert for harvesting equipment along with Trucks and Semi-Tractor Trailers entering and exiting crop fields. Have a safe and incident free Harvest Season.





LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

09/26/2018

 

INTRUDER SHOT DEAD BY HOMEOWNER IN MACON COUNTY HOME INVASION

Yesterday (TUES) morning shortly after 4:00 a.m., the Macon County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a report of an intruder inside a residence that had been shot.  Deputies responded to the scene on State Highway UU, northwest of Callao, MO. Deputies spoke with the homeowner on scene and determined that the suspect, 37 year old Jonathan Richardson of Gladstone, MO used a ladder to gain entry through a sliding glass door on the second level that was left open.  Once inside, the suspect made his way to the main floor and first threatened the homeowner in his bedroom with an air nailer.  After a brief verbal altercation, the suspect pulled a handgun on the homeowner.  This is when the homeowner fired upon the suspect.  When Deputies arrived, the suspect was found deceased with a loaded handgun in his possession.  The suspect had fired the handgun at least one time.  Macon County Coroner Brian Hayes assisted the Sheriff’s Office on scene.  A search of the suspects clothing revealed a crystal-like substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine.  An autopsy will be scheduled for later this week. The investigation is ongoing by the Sheriff’s Office, the Macon County Corner, and the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. 

 

MISSOURI COURT OF APPEALS, WESTERN DISTRICT, TO HOLD COURT IN LINNEUS

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, will convene court at the Linn County Courthouse in Linneus, Missouri, on Monday, October 15, 2018. A three-judge panel consisting of Presiding Judge Gary D. Witt, Judge Cindy Martin and Judge Anthony Rex Gabbert will hear oral arguments in four cases beginning at 1:00 p.m. The cases originated in area circuit courts. The judges will hear oral arguments and take time afterwards to discuss the court system and take general questions from the gallery. One of the four cases involves the appellants appeal from the circuit court’s judgment in favor of Monarch Title of Northern Missouri, Inc., on the Appellants’ claim of negligence involving a land transaction in Sullivan County.

 

STANBURY UNIFORMS ADDING THIRD MISSOURI PRODUCTION FACILITY

This part Friday, Stanbury Uniforms, Incorporated, headquartered in Brookfield, MO, announced plans to open a production facility in Warsaw, MO.  Stanbury Uniforms CEO, Steve Roberts, says the plant will provide additional manufacturing capacity, joining existing Stanbury locations in Brookfield and Milan, MO.  ‘We have experienced record growth over the past few years’, Roberts says, ‘this third location will allow us continue that growth, with confidence that we will continue to meet the demand and maintain our standards of quality and timeliness.’  

‘We’ve added as much equipment and personnel as we possibly can at our Brookfield and Milan locations’, Roberts says, ‘This is an incredible opportunity for us, along with a chance to continue our commitment to Missouri workers.’  All Stanbury production employees are represented by the Workers United! Labor Union.  Stanbury President Jim Elliott says ‘We received a tremendous amount of cooperation from all of the parties involved, including the City of Warsaw…which made this entire transaction a very smooth process.  We are excited to get the Warsaw plant opened.’ Stanbury Uniforms is the nation’s leading supplier of band uniforms, and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2017.  It has been headquartered in Brookfield since 1958 and has operated its Milan facility since 2006. 

 

KIRKSVILLE MAN FACING FELONY CHARGE OF NEGLECT OF A CHILD

KTVO.Com reports the father of the three-year-old Kirksville boy who ended up in Spur Pond along Osteopathy Street last Wednesday night has been charged.  Court documents state that the boy's mother had left the child in his father's care at the family's home on in the 900 block of West Gardner Street while she went to the store. After further investigation, the boy's dad, Theodore Holloway, 27, of Kirksville, is charged with felony Neglect of a Child.

According to court papers, Holloway, who was playing video games in another room, had left the boy watching TV in a back room of the residence.

He told officers he checked on the child about 15 to 20 minutes after his wife had left, and he was fine.Holloway said he gave the toddler a bottle and returned to playing video games.

About 30 minutes later, his wife returned home, a door was open and the boy was gone.

Holloway told police the door was broken, and he didn't think his son was able to open it.

The investigating officer said when he went to the home the next day, the door and frame had been removed and was in the process of being replaced. Holloway is being held in the Adair County Law Enforcement Center on $10,000 cash-only bond.

 

LAPLATA POLICE ARREST MAN ON MULTIPLE DRUG AND OTHER CHARGES

KTVO.com also reports a routine traffic stop lands one area man behind bars for multiple drug charges. According to the La Plata Police Department, Charles Reed VI, 29, of Atlanta, Missouri, was taken into custody on Sunday following a traffic stop. During an investigation, Reed was found to have drugs on him. He was taken to the Macon County Jail for booking. He's now been charged with Possession Of Controlled Substance Except 35 Grams Or Less Of Marijuana/Synthetic Cannabinoid, Unlawful Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia - Prior Drug Offense, Driving While Revoked/Suspended - 2nd Or 3rd Offense and Failure To Register Motor Vehicle. His bond is now set at $10,000 cash-only. The KTVO story said this isn't the first run-in with police for Reed. Back in 2014, Reed and another man were arrested for a fire at a service station in Atlanta.

 

Chillicothe Police Summary

 

September 23, 2018:
  • 02:34 am, Officers responded to Highway 190 and Liv 237 to assist Livingston County Sheriff’s Department with an arrest. A female suspect was transported by Officers to the Police Department.

  • 02:49 am, Officers responded to the 200 block of Business 36 Highway for an intoxicated subject. The subject had walked away from the hotel and his wife was worried about his well-being. The male subject later returned to his hotel room.
  • 07:22 am, Officers responded to the 100 block of 3rd Street for a panic alarm. The owner of the residents was contacted and verified the accidental trip of the alarm.

 

September 24, 2018





LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

09/25/2018

 

IT’S HARVEST TIME AND THAT MEANS PAY EXTRA ATTENTON!

 Fall has arrived and so has the time for harvesting crops. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers to expect heavier farm machinery traffic--especially on rural highways. Please obey all traffic laws and remain vigilant. Most importantly, everyone is encouraged to share the road. Farmers and motorists alike should be safe, courteous drivers. There were 174 Missouri traffic crashes involving farm equipment in 2017. In those crashes, five people were killed and 50 were injured. Farming plays a vital role in Missouri’s economy, history, and identity.

 

MERCER COUNTY ACHIEVES AGRI READY DESIGNATION

Mercer County has been recognized for its continued support of agricultural development, education and economic growth by achieving Agri-Ready County Designation. Announcement of the designation was made at the Mercer County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Princeton, Mo. on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Missouri Farmers Care (MFC), a coalition of 46 leading Missouri agricultural groups, grants designation to counties that create an environment conducive to agricultural entrepreneurship and opportunity and actively support Missouri's largest industry.

According to the most recent data available, agriculture in Mercer County generated $73.6 million in agricultural product sales, which translates into $47.6 million in value-added to the local economy in 2016. Agriculture, forestry, and other related industries support 693 local jobs, according to the 2016 Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) Economic Contributions of Agriculture and Forestry Study. The county's agricultural strength is anchored in the value of hogs and soybean farming.

 

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

09/24/2018

 

SERIOUS INJURIES FOR KIRKSVILLE WOMAN

A Kirksville woman was transported by Air Evac to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries following an accident on Route P, 2 miles east of Kirksville around 10:40 Sunday morning. The patrol said 79 year old Arthur W. Buchanan of Kirksville was eastbound on a UTV. A passenger, identified as 79 year old Jacetta J. Buchanan of Kirksville was improperly riding in a single seat UTV and fell from the vehicle. The patrol was assisted by the Adair County Sheriff’s Department, Adair County Ambulance, Adair County First Responders and Air Evac.

 

TWO CAR CRASH ON RANDOPLH COUNTY GRAVEL ROAD

The highway patrol investigated a two car collision on Randolph County Road 2320, 3 miles east of Moberly at 5:42 pm Saturday. According to the report, 28 year old Michaela R. Huber of Huntsville was northbound and failed to negotiate a curve. Her vehicle then crossed the center of the road and struck a southbound auto driven by 16 year old Jason C. Rusmussen of Moberly. Huber has minor injuries and was transported bia private auto to Moberly Regional Medical Center. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Department and Randolph Ambiance service [provided assistance at the scene.

 

RALLS COUNTY ACCIDENT SENDS HANNIBAL MAN TO HOSPITAL

A Hannibal resident was injured in a one vehicle wreck in Ralls County on Route A, 8 miles east of Monroe City. 76 year old Windell L. Brown was eastbound when his vehicle went off the right side of the road. The driver over-corrected and they auto traveled off the left side, overturned, struck a fence and finally came to rest on its side. Brown sustained moderate injuries and was transported by Monroe County Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment. The Ralls County Sheriff’s Department, Monroe City Fire Department and the Center Fire Department provided assistance at the scene.

 

THREE WITH MINOR INJURIES FOLLOWING GRUNDY COUNTY CRASH

Equipment failure was listed as the cause of a Grundy County crash on the exit ramp from MO 6 to Southbound US 65, less than a mile south of Trenton City Limits at 6:20 pm Sunday. According to the report, 29 year old Julia A. Liberty of Trenton was traveling down the ramp when her vehicle suffered an equipment failure resulting in the vehicle going off the roadway, down an embankment and struck a ditch and then came to rest on its wheels. Liberty had minor injuries as did two passengers, 11 year old David Holt and 8 year old Bravon Holt. All three were taken by private auto to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton for treatment. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department and the Trenton Police Department provided on scene assistance.

 

FULTON WOMAN INJURED IN CALLAWAY COUNTY WRECK

A Fulton woman was injured in a one vehicle Callaway County crash on Route JJ, 7 miles south of Route Z shortly after 1 o’clock Sunday. According to the report 77 year old Norma S. Lander was behind the wheel when her auto went off the roadway. The driver over corrected, resulting in the vehicle returning to the roadway, where it exited the opposite side of the road and overturned. She was transported by Callaway County EMS to University hospital in Columbia.

 

FATAL CRASH IN COLUMBIA

KOMU.com is reporting one person died and another was hurt in a one-vehicle crash Sunday morning in Columbia.. Police said Perri A. Jones, 21, was driving Southbound on the 2200 block of Old Highway 63. Destiny Hardin, 19, was also in the vehicle. Around 1:54 a.m., police said, Jones was traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control on a curve. The vehicle ran down an embankment and rolled. Jones was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. Hardin received minor injuries and was taken to a hospital. Both were MU students and police said neither Jones nor Hardin were wearing seatbelts.


AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATE LATE SUNDAY MORNING SHOOTING IN ADAIR COUNTY

Your Source KTVO and KTVO.com is reporting that Adair County authorities say a shooting occurred at 11:52 a.m. Sunday, at a residence on Deer Run Road, just outside Kirksville. Adair County Sheriff Robert Hardwick told KTVO law enforcement and first responders were dispatched for the report of a gunshot being heard inside a home. A 26-year-old male was then transported to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment of a gunshot wound to his upper left chest area. Hardwick adds no one else was involved, and the public is not in danger. At this time, the name of the victim and the circumstances behind the shooting has not been released.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

09/20/2018

 

EDINA MAN KILLED IN ATV ACCIDENT

The highway patrol said a 72 year old

An Edina man was killed in an accident involving an ATV Tuesday afternoon. The highway patrol said 72 year old Albert R. Hagerla of Edina was traveling southbound in a field when the ATV went off into a culvert and overturned, partially ejecting the driver. Hagerla was pronounced     dead at the scene by Knox County Sheriff Robert Becker. The victims body was transported to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina. The Patrol was assisted by the Know County Sheriff’s Office, Knox County Ambulance and Knox County Fire and Rescue.

 

CAR COLLIDES WITH DEER IN RALLS COUNTY

The highway patrol with assistance of the Ralls County Sheriff’s Office, Marion County ambulance and Hannibal Rural Fire provided assistance. According to the report 38 year odMaranda R.Jameson was northbound on US 61, 2 miles south of Hannibal when her vehicle struck a deer in the roadway. Jameson was not injured however her 13 year old daughter Payton C. Jameson of Hannibal was transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital for evaluation of minor injuries.

 

LAST YEAR’S FLU SEASON WAS THE WORST `1

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the flu costs the United States more than $87 billion annually and is responsible for the loss of close to 17 million workdays each flu season. Tens of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands die from flu-related illnesses each year. Last year’s flu season was the worst since 2009 with health officials estimating more than 700,000 people were hospitalized with flu or flu-like illness. Missouri reported 133,957 laboratory confirmed cases of flu and more than 2,000 pneumonia and influenza associated deaths. The flu shot is recommended for everyone six months of age and older and is the best prevention against the flu. Flu shots are especially important for young children and adults aged 65 and older. It can take up to two weeks after receiving your flu shot for flu antibodies to develop and become effective, so vaccination is encouraged before the end of October. Go to http://health.mo.gov/flu to find a flu clinic near you.

 

LINN COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE

The Linn County Relay for Life known as the Relay In The Park is this Saturday at Brookfield’s East Twin Park. Events are scheduled from 5 to 8 PM Saturday including food, entertainment, a silent auction, survivor lap and luminary ceremony. A meal including pulled pork or chickin walking tacos, chips and a drink will be available for $7 along with Desserts and homemade ice cream for $3. Bring your lawn chairs and help attack Cancer from all angles and join the Linn County Relay for Life with Relay In The Park, this Saturday, September 22nd at the East Twin Park in Brookfield.

 

FALL FESTIVAL SEASON

Yes, its hard to believe but fall will officially be here this coming Saturday as Autumn begins. That means it’s time for numerous fall festivals, corn maze events, candy corn, harvest season and more. Browning will officially be celebrating the season with the Annual Fall Festival on October 13th with a full day of activities including the pancake breakfast, car show, soup cook off, fall pageant and much more.

 

TODDLER TUESDAY KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 25TH

Crowder State Park is once again hosting Toddler Tuesdays beginning Sept. 25 and concluding Oct. 30.  Join park staff at the enclosed shelter on Tuesday, Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 10 until 11 a.m. Each Toddler Tuesday will feature a different nature-related topic and will include a story book and an age-appropriate craft.  Crowder State Park is located west of Trenton off Highway 146. For more information about the event, call Crowder State Park at 660-359-6473. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

 

BROOKFIELD TO HOST COLLEGE/CAREER FAIR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH

"Brookfield R-III High School will be hosting a College/Career Fair on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 1:30 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. in the Brookfield R-III High School gymnasium.  Organizers’ are anticipating approximately 45 community colleges, technical schools, public and private colleges/universities, military branches and several local businesses to participate in the fair.  There will be information available from the Missouri Department of Higher Education, which provides helpful details involving FAFSA and other financial aid processes/options.  Along with Brookfield R-III upper classmen, juniors and seniors from Marceline R-V, Bucklin R-II, Linn County R-I, Meadville R-IV, Northwestern R-I, Keytesville R-III and Hale R-I  have all been invited to attend.  Parents and other interested patrons are also welcome."  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Cathy Carlson or Susan Almond in the Brookfield R-III High School Guidance Office at (660) 258-7242. 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

09/18/2018

 

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBER SHOT AT TRAINING SITE SOUTHWEST OF MACON

At approximately 10:30 AM Monday morning, the Macon County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a report of an active shooter at the National Guard Training Site southwest of Macon and that a National Guard member had been shot in the face and was still being shot at. Deputies, along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Macon Police Department responded to the National Guard property and surrounding area. Law Enforcement made initial contact with members of the National Guard at the scene and learned that someone had shot through the windshield of the truck they were driving causing shrapnel wounds to the driver’s face.  The bullet that went through the windshield was believed to be lodged in the metal frame “A-post” in front of the driver.  There was also a passenger in the vehicle that was uninjured.  The victim was transported by EMS to Samaritan Hospital in Macon and later transferred to a Columbia hospital.  When law enforcement arrived in the area, gunshots were still being heard. According to the report, officers located a neighboring landowner was found to be sighting in rifles next to the National Guard property.  He didn’t realize that anything was going on even after the victim was injured and continued to sight in his guns.  Members of the National Guard reporting hearing 15-20 gunshots after the victim was injured.  It was unknown to them at the time who was shooting and what that person was shooting at.  The investigation is ongoing by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office.  Names are being withheld until the investigation is complete.

 

FOLLOW UP FROM OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING BACK IN AUGUST

A deputy with the Macon County Sheriff’s Department has been cleared of any wrong doing and is back on the job. On August 14, 2018, we told you that a Macon County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a pickup truck with expired registration, near the intersection of Bloomington St. and N. Macon St. in Bevier, Mo.  A passenger inside of the truck, later identified as Jakob D. Burton exited the truck with a rifle.  Burton walked toward the rear of the truck and in the direction of the Deputy.  The Sheriff’s Deputy gave Burton numerous commands to drop the weapon and Burton failed to comply with those commands.  Burton began to raise his rifle and in response the Deputy discharged his duty weapon.  The Deputy fired 4 rounds at Burton striking him in the leg and upper torso area.  The driver of the vehicle, exited the driver’s side of the vehicle and was unharmed. Emergency Medical Services and additional law enforcement arrived on the scene. As it was an Officer Involved Shooting, The incident was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control(DDCC).  All evidence from the scene including Burton’s rifle, the deputy’s duty weapon and body-worn camera were collected and seized by DDCC.  After conclusion of their investigation, DDCC forwarded the results of their investigation, including all police reports and laboratory analysis reports to the Macon County Prosecuting Attorney.  After meeting with the Macon County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to discuss the results of the investigation, Sheriff Kevin Shoemaker returned his deputy involved in the incident to regular duty, in earlier this month. Sheriff Shoemaker stated, “After reviewing the deputy’s body-worn camera footage, the investigation conducted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and speaking with the Macon County Prosecuting Attorney, our deputy has returned to work. Every day as law enforcement officers we put on a bulletproof vest and a firearm. We hope we never have to use either of them.  On August 14th, our deputy used one of them.  I am happy our deputy and no other citizens of Macon County were injured in this incident.” While at the hospital in Macon, prior to be transferred to a Columbia hospital, Burton was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.  Burton has since been discharged from the hospital and is currently being held at the Randolph County Jail.   Burton was has been charged with Armed Criminal Action, Assault 1st Degree on Law Enforcement, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine ).  Burton’s bond was set at $65,000, cash only.

 

MAJOR CRASH TEAM INVESTIGATES FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH

The Major Crash Team of the Missouri State Highway Patrol was called in to help put everything together following a motorcycle accident Sunday night at 7:50 pm in Cooper County that claimed the life of a Kansas City man. The patrol said the wreck happened in the Eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 at the 113 Mile Marker when 32 year old Anthony D. Martin began to brake and the motorcycle he was on ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a guardrail. The vehicle then entered back onto the roadway and Martin was ejected. He was pronounced deceased at the scene at 8:07 pm by Cooper County Coroner James Hurt.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

09/17/2018

 

BROOKFIELD MAN DEAD AFTER BEING HIT BY VEHICLE

A Brookfield man was killed and a Carrollton man injured Saturday night shortly after 8 pm on US highway 24, just east of County Road 311 in Carroll County. The patrol said 37 year Bryan Tebbenkamp of Holden was westbound on highway 24 when his vehicle crested a hill and struck a stalled farm tractor and 68 year old John Burns of Brookfield. 42 year old Brian Hale of Carrollton who was a pedestrian was also struck by the Tebbenkamp auto as was a unoccupied vehicle which belonged to Burns. Burns was pronounced dead at Carroll County Memorial Hospital a short time later. Hale was treated at the scene and Tebbenkamp was not injured.

HALE DRIVER KILLED WHEN TRUCK OVERTURNED

A man from Hale, MO was killed in a single vehicle wreck in Carroll County Saturday night. The patrol said the accident occurred at 10:15 pm on County Road 331,just north of Route J in Carroll County when 49 year old Virgil A. Keller of Hale traveled off the left side of the roadway and his vehicle overturned.

 

BICYCLIE & TRRUCK COLLIED IN COOPER COUNTY

A 15 year old riding a bicycle failed to yield to the driver of a vehicle on Route N, 32 feet west of Georgetown Drive in Cooper County at 1:37 pm Sunday. The patrol said the bicyclist was from the Rocheport . j was transported to University hospital in Columbia with serious injuries. His bicycle was strck by a eastbeound vehicle driven by 56 year old Barbara A. Drechsel of Boonville  when the bycyclist failed to yyield. He was ejected from his viyclise when it was

 

SERIOUS INJURIES FOR 85 YEAR OLD SHELBINA MAN

A Shelbina man was seriously injured in a two vehicle collision in Ralls County on Highway 154 at Highway F, 2 miles north of Vandalia Friday night at 5:15pm. The patrol said 85 year old George C. Carpenter of Shelbina was southbound and failed to yield tp a Westbound auto driven by 44 year old Jay E.  Garrett

 

AREA RESIDENTS INVOLVED NEAR MONROE CITY

A Trucker from Liberty , Il was eastbound in his tractor trailer unit in Ralls County, 3 miles east of Monroe City when he lost control of the east bound trailer. The truck driver was identified as 45 year old David L. Weitholdeder The trailer went off the road, then came back on the highway and collided with a westbound auto driven by 58 year old Rodney R. Coffman of Holliday which came to rest In a ditch. Two passengers, 58 year old Brenda J. C

offman and 58 year old Betty A. Kelllogg of Madison. Both were transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment.

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

09/14/2018

 

MURDER & SUCIDE IN SOUTHERN MACON COUNTY NEAR THOMAS HILL LAKE

Authorities were investigating what turned out to be a murder and suicide this past Sunday. KTVO’s John Garlock did a report that aired Thursday night and posted on KTVO.com the said neighbors were still struggling to understand. Macon County Sheriff Kevin Shoemaker said the bodies were discovered by a family member who was staying with the couple and happened in the early hours of Sunday morning at the Charles and Sharon Wade residence on Golden Avenue, eight miles south of Callao. Macon County Sheriff Kevin Shoemaker Charles Wade, 75, fatally shot his 74-year-old wife, Sharon, in the chest with a 9 mm pistol. He then shot himself in the chest and their bodies were found in their bedroom shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday. The two were pronounced dead at the scene and according to the Sheriff, Charles did leave a note. A neighbor said Wades were originally from the St. Louis area, but they had lived in southern Macon County near Thomas Hill Lake for about 13 years. Both were military veterans and will be buried next week at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery outside Jacksonville. The murder-suicide was investigated by the Macon County Sheriff's Office, the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control and Macon County Coroner Brian Hayes.

 

TWO VEHICLE CRASH IN BOONE COUNTY

A Harrisburg driver received moderate injuries on Route E, Northbound, south of Hatton Chapel Road in Boone County. 52 year old Robert J. Breen of Columbia was northbound and was stopped on the road delivering mail when his vehicle was struck from behind by another northbound vehicle driven by 77 year old Howard L. Davenport of Harrisburg. That accident happened shortly before 11 o’clock Friday morning.

 

MONITEAU COUNTY WRECK

A Wooldridge driver and a Columbia driver both received minor injuries when their autos collided during the 2 o’clock hour Thursday afternoon. The patrol said Mark D. Friedrich of Wooldridge was southbound on MO 179 when a northbound vehicle driven by 56 year old Brenda Kim auto lost control of it tow unit and crossed the Center line and the Kim auto travelled off the other side of the road and where it was struck by the Friedrick auto. Both drivers were transported to University Hospital for treatment…. Kim by Ambulance and Friedrick by private auto. Earlier in the day on Wed

 

MOTORCYCLIST ELUDES OFFICES AFTER CHASE, FOOT PURSUIT AND STRUGGLE

Early Thursday morning at approximately 1230AM, a Public Safety Officer attempted to pull over a blue, spray-painted “street bike” style motorcycle on Lakeview Rd in Mexico.  The driver failed to yield and a short pursuit began.  As the motorcycle neared the intersection of Elmwood Drive and W Liberty there was another Public Safety Officer in that area, so the driver drove the motorcycle off the road and fled on foot.  During the foot pursuit there was a short struggle between the driver and an officer before the driver escaped.  The motorcycle was towed from the scene and officers believe they know the identity of the driver.  The incident will be investigated further before it is forwarded to the Audrain County Prosecutor for possible arrest warrants.  There were no injuries from the incident. Anyone with any information is asked to contact CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 392-TIPS or (800) 392-8477 or Mexico Public Safety at (573) 581-2100 or (573) 473-5800.

 

AIRSHOW TO MOVE TO JEFFERSON CITY FOR 2019 EVENT

For the past 30 years, the Salute to Veterens Air Show has been held at Columbia Regional Airport, but organizers say the 2018 Salute to Veterens Air Show will be held at the Jefferson City airport as construction is expected to be underway in Columbia. KOMU TV reported on their website that Thursday morning the Public Works and Planning Committee decided to proceed as host of the 2019 Memorial weekend event. Event planning for the show is moving forword. The 2019 Salute to Veterans Memorial Day Airshow is scheduled for the Jefferson City Memorial Airport on Monday, May 27th, 2019.

 

AUTHORITIES ON SCENE OF CRASH INVOLVING TRUCK AND MOTORCYCLE

Little was known at the time this story was written other than the fact State Highway Patrol troopers, Columbia Police and others were on the scene of a crash in Boone County on Paris Road in Columbia. The patrol did indicate they were investigating the crash that reportedly resulted in serious injuries’ and involved a truck and a motorcycle around 9 o’clock Thursday night. The motorcycle driver was transported to a hospital. In addition, a member of the Major Crash Investigation Unit was on site as well. We’ll have more details about this incident as it becomes available.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

09/13/2018

 

MEXICO STUDENT DETAINED AFTER HAVING STOLEN GUN AT MIDDLE SCHOOL

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at approximately 2:17PM, alert staff members of the Mexico Middle School observed an 8th grade student acting suspiciously.  Upon further investigation, it was determined that the student had a gun in his possession.  The gun was seized and the juvenile was detained by a School Resource Officer and taken to the Mexico Public Safety Department without incident.  It was determined that the gun had been reported stolen in February 2018.  Mexico Public Safety is continuing to investigate and as of this time, there has been no indication found that the juvenile was planning on using the gun. The juvenile was turned over to 12th Circuit Court Juvenile Division Officers with the current charges of Unlawful Use of Weapon and Stealing (Receiving Stolen Property).

TWO TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN MEXICO EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING

Yesterday (WED) morning at approximately 1:50AM, an alert citizen called Mexico Public Safety to report two white males getting into parked vehicles in the south central part of town.  Responding officers searched the area and located Joshua C Kennemore, age 17 of Mexico, and a 14-year-old juvenile.  Both were taken into custody, and the investigation revealed evidence that the two had gone through and stolen items from at least five vehicles.  So far, no damage has been discovered.  The juvenile was eventually released to a parent and Kennemore was taken to the Audrain County Jail on a Callaway County warrant for Tampering With a Motor Vehicle.  MPSD is continuing to attempt to locate and speak with victims of this incident, to determine what charges will be filed. Anyone with information is asked to contact CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 392-TIPS or (800) 392-8477 or Mexico Public Safety at (573) 581-2100 or (573) 473-5800. 

THREE KNOX COUNTY STUDENTS ARRESTED ON ASSAULT CHARGES

Your Source, KTVO and KTVO.com reported Tuesday that three students who attend Knox County Schools in Edina are in custody and charged with assault after an incident on school grounds. Knox County Sheriff Robert Becker told the Edina Sentinel that the three underage suspects were arrested Monday at school. They are now charged with felony second-degree assault and are being held at the Juvenile Justice Center in Kirksville. According to the report multiple juvenile victims’ involved in the incident and the case is being investigated by the sheriff’s office, the Knox County Juvenile office and school officials. Names and details about what exactly happened are not being released as all of those involved are juveniles.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE REPORTS

Monday, September 10th.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

09/12/2018