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November 23, 2022

MOBERLY MAN ARRESTED AFTER NUMEROUS FIRES SET IN MOBERLY

This past Monday night, at approximately 9:50 PM, Moberly Joint Communications began receiving multiple reports of fires in the area of downtown Moberly. The Moberly Fire Department and Moberly Police Department responded to the area. While extinguishing and investigating the initial reported fires, several more fires were reported in residential areas west of downtown including the 700 block of W Coates St and the 1000 block of W Reed St, and finally two natural cover fires were reported in Rothwell Park. Officers determined the fires appeared to have been intentionally set as they included commercial dumpsters, residential trash cans, wood pallets, and brush. 

While patrolling the area of Rothwell Park, officers located 43-year-old Scott Bishop of Moberly, in the 1500 block of Park Dr. Bishop was uncooperative with officers and fled into a nearby residence. At that time in the investigation no probable cause existed for Bishop’s arrest. On Tuesday, Moberly Detectives conducted a canvas of the downtown area and developed probable cause through video surveillance for Bishop’s arrest related to the intentionally set fires.

Formal charges were submitted to the Randolph County Prosecutor’s Office for review. Later Tuesday a warrant was issued by the Randolph County Courts for Scott Bishop which included (9) counts of Knowingly Burning or Exploding, all being a Class E Felony. The warrant issued and signed by the Honorable Judge Cooksey authorized a No Bond hold of Bishop. At approximately 9:23 PM, officers contacted Bishop at a residence in the 600 block of Porter St where Bishop was placed under arrest regarding the active Randolph County warrant.

During this incident Moberly Fire Department requested mutual aid assistance from the Eastern Randolph County Fire Protection District. The Moberly Police Department was assisted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

TRUCK FIRE SHUT DOWN INTERSTATE 70 TUESDAY

Interstate 70 in Boone County was closed Tuesday afternoon due to a semi-truck fire. Emergency dispatchers and first responders warned drivers about the fire and the resulting congestion at mile marker 133, a few miles east of Columbia, at about 2 p.m The highway patrol later said westbound lanes were also closed because the fire was spreading to the north. Then a fire district spokesman said shortly after 2 p.m. that the fire had been extinguished and westbound traffic was flowing again. The Missouri Department of Transportation Central Division tweeted that the eastbound lanes had been closed before fire crews were able to put the fire out and that crews also had to fight a ground fire caused by the truck fire. Officials also said that northbound traffic on highway 63 was backing up at the I-70 connector and Columbia Public Schools issued a message that the traffic backup was also resulting in some buses running late. By 5pm, all lanes had reopened. Details about how the fire started and whether anyone was hurt were not immediately available

MISSING KIRKSVILLE MAN FOUND AT THOUSAND HILLS STATE PARK

KTVO’s John Garlock reports a Kirksville missing person case ended more positively than law enforcement feared it would. The coroner had been put on standby on Tuesday morning. Police were notified Monday afternoon about a missing Kirksville man, who was reportedly going through some personal problems. The 51-year-old was found alive late Tuesday morning at Thousand Hills State Park. Officers had located his truck at a cemetery along Rye Creek Trail, which borders the park on the west. Inside it they found an empty liquor bottle and a holster with a handgun missing from it. Various agencies then searched the forest and lake Monday afternoon and evening and again Tuesday morning. Late Tuesday morning, two residents who were fishing from a dock on Big Loop Trail at the lake told KTVO they heard two gunshots and a man yelling "help me" from a bluff across the lake. They called police and pointed officers in the right direction. Rescuers using a backboard were able to get the man loaded onto a boat and brought across the lake to the dock where an ambulance was waiting. Marine Officer Ray Jagger from the Kirksville Police Department told KTVO that the man was suffering from signs of hypothermia and other injuries.The man, whose name is not being released, was taken by ambulance to the hospital for treatment and is expected to be okay. Those who assisted Kirksville police in the search were the missing man's wife, Adair County Sheriff's Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Macon County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit, Missouri State Park Rangers and volunteers.

WOMAN INJURED IN ST. CHARLES COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Wright City woman was injured in an accident that occurred at 11:45am Monday in St. Charles County.  The patrol says that 62 year old Susan Seidel was on Highway 364 when she suffered a medical condition, causing her vehicle to run off the right side of the roadway and struck a guardrail.  She was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for treatment of moderate injuries.

 




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November 16, 2022

MAN INJURED IN MONDAY NIGHT ACCIDENT

A man was injured in an accident that occurred at 11:57pm Monday in St. Charles County. The highway patrol said that 30 year old Wesley Davis of High Ridge, MO was northbound on US 61 when his car struck the rear of a truck that had malfunctioned and stalled in the roadway and after impact debris from Davis’s car struck another vehicle traveling northbound on US 61. Davis was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for treatment of moderate injuries. The other two drivers were not injured in the accident.

COLUMBIA MAN ARRESTED AFTER WOMAN FOUND IN CAR DECEASED

At approximately 6:45 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, officers with the Columbia Police Department were dispatched to the 2700 block of Blue Ridge Road in reference to a death investigation. Officers were advised an individual discovered a vehicle running in the area and believed the driver was deceased. Upon arrival, officers determined the occupant of the vehicle, an adult female, was deceased due to an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was later identified as April Joann Brooks, 42, of Cuba, Missouri. Following the discovery of the body, detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division began their investigation and developed probable cause to arrest Montez Lee Williams, 31, of Columbia.  Williams was located and taken into custody for first-degree murder, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon, child endangerment and resisting arrest.

INVESTIGATION CONTINUES INTO FIRE AT MEXICO STORAGE BUILDING LAST TUESDAY

On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at approximately 4:09AM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 500 block of S Clark Street in Mexico in reference to a fire at a self-storage building.  All of the storage units in that building received some sort of damage.  As a result of the investigation conducted by MPSD and the Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office, it was determined which unit the fire started in and that it was started by a person or people.  A case is being prepared to be forwarded to the Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney for criminal charges.  The investigation is ongoing at this time.      

FORMER KIRKSVILLE MAN WHO SHOT MAN IN UNIONVILLE NOW CHARGED WITH KCK MURDER

KTVO reports a former Kirksville man, who pleaded guilty this summer to a December 2019 shooting in Unionville, Missouri, is now charged with murder in suburban Kansas City, Kansas. John Daniel Crawford Murry, 25, and another suspect face a charge of first-degree murder in the October 21, 2022, stabbing death of Charles Thomas Dillon, 23, of Merriam, Kansas. At the end of June 2022, Murry pleaded guilty to armed criminal action and forgery in connection to the 2019 shooting in Unionville. Unionville Police Chief Josh Mathes told KTVO at the time that Murry had gone to an apartment near the Putnam County Library where Jeff Cunningham had been staying and kicked in the door. The police chief said Murry and a female suspect went into the apartment where Murry struck Cunningham several times with a pistol and then shot him multiple times before they fled the scene. Cunningham survived the ordeal. Murry’s case was moved from Putnam County to Sullivan County on a change of venue. After Murry's guilty pleas, a Sullivan County judge sentenced the defendant to a total of 10 years in prison, but the judge suspended execution of those sentences and instead placed Murry on probation for five years. His bond in the Kansas murder case is set at $1 million.

EQUIPMENTSHARE TO EXPAND IN COLUMBIA, INVESTING NEARLY $100 MILLION AND CREATING 555 JOBS

EquipmentShare, a company providing digital solutions for construction, has announced that it is expanding in Columbia. The company’s new location will serve as its corporate headquarters and represents an investment of nearly $100 million and the addition of 555 jobs. EquipmentShare helps contractors work smarter through solutions to optimize job sites, including web applications, tracking hardware, machinery rental, and more. Founded in Columbia less than ten years ago, EquipmentShare now has more than 3,600 employees. The company’s new headquarters will consist of a flagship office building, a research and development center, and additional space for offices and retail. EquipmentShare’s expansion will retain current employees while creating hundreds of new positions. Jobs added will pay salaries well above the county average.

 





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November 15, 2022

 

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH 9 AM TUESDAY

 

FIRST STATEWIDE WINTER PRECIPITATION FORECAST – MOTORISTS ADVISED TO SLOW DOWN, PLAN EXTRA TIME

The cold blast of winter air over the weekend is now bringing in the first winter precipitation in the area. In Mid MO precipitation had started to fall just after nightfall Monday and  was forecast to continue overnight. Accumulation of anywhere from a trace up to four inches is possible in the region and with this being the first snowfall of the season the Highway Patrol says Tuesday morning’s commute will be affected.. The Missouri Department of Transportation warns drivers that even a small amount of snow on the pavement can cause slippery conditions and impact travel, especially on elevated surfaces like bridges and overpasses. Slow down and allow yourself extra time if you must drive. Check current Missouri road conditions on the Traveler Information Map at www.modot.org, or through MoDOT’s smartphone app, available for iPhone and Android phones. You can also find road conditions and warnings by following MoDOT on Facebook and Twitter or by calling 888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636)

 

TWO KILLED IN MONDAY AFTERNOON CRASH ON US 63 IN NORTHERN BOONE COUNTY

Both drivers were killed in a crash Monday afternoon in the Northbound lanes of US 63, just north of the Route NN Intersection, near Sturgeon in Northern Boone County. Highway Patrol crash team investigators say 72 year old Danny L. Stidham of Harrisburg was traveling slowly in the right lane of northbound US 63 when a semi operated by 60 year old Carl R. McDonald of Fayette approached directly behind and failed to sufficiently slow resulting in the front of the semi striking the rear of the Stidham pickup. Both drivers died at the scene and were taken to the Boone County Medical Examiner’s office. Both northbound lanes of US 63 were closed for several hours and one of the southbound lanes was also closed for a period of time. Authorities were still on the scene most of the evening.

 

DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN RANDOLPH COUNTY ACCIDENT

A driver was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 5:30am Monday in Randolph County.  The patrol says that 55 year old Larry Ryan of Decatur, IL was on Route A when his pickup truck ran off the left side of the roadway, struck an embankment, fence and a tree.  He was transported by Staff for Life Helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.

 

GREEN CASTLE MAN INJURED IN ROLL-CRASH

A Green Castle resident, 71 year old Robert A. Wernert was injured when his westbound pickup went off the right side of Highway 6, 5 miles west of Novinger around 10:20 AM Monday. The vehicle hit a tree and overturned. The driver had moderate injuries and was transported to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment.

 

DEER HARVEST NUMBERS UP  DURING OPENING WEEKEND OF FIREARMS SEASON

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows deer hunters in Missouri harvested 93,355 deer during opening weekend of the November portion of firearms deer season Nov. 12 and 13. Top harvest counties were Franklin, Texas and Callaway. Last year, hunters checked 89,939 deer during opening weekend of the November portion of firearms deer season. The November portion of firearms deer season continues through Nov. 22. Missouri’s archery deer and turkey season resumes Nov. 23 through Jan. 15, 2023. The late youth portion of firearms season runs Nov. 25-27. The antlerless portion of firearms deer season runs Dec. 3-11 (in open counties) followed by the alternative methods portion Dec. 24 through Jan. 3, 2023.

 

CALLAWAY COUNTY SHERIFF MAKES FIRST COURT APPEARANCE

KRCG TV reports Callaway County Sheriff Clay Chism made his first court appearance on Monday for two misdemeanor charges of driving while under the influence and resisting arrest, where his attorney told reporters he would enter a plea of not guilty.

The Randolph County Court set Chism's next appearance for January 23, 2023, for a disposition hearing. Chism was in the courtroom on Monday, but did not speak with reporters.

 

UNIONVILLE WOMAN FACING DRUG AND OTHER CHARGES

A Unionville resident was arrested last week and is facing multiple charges.

KTVO is reporting Kayla Dawn Bramhall, 35, of Unionville, was taken into custody by Putnam County, Mo., sheriff's deputies Wednesday afternoon.
Bramhall is being held on the following charges:

Bond was set at $5,000 cash only.




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November 14, 2022

 

MACON MAN BADLY INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH SATURDAY

The Highway Patrol reports 25 year old Brant Bull of Macon was badly injured when his motorcycle struck a guardrail and crashed Saturday night. According to the report it happened on Sunset Drive, 1 ½ miles west of Macon around 8:46 pm when Bull swerved to miss an oncoming vehicle and rand off the left side of the road striking the guardrail. He was transported by Air-Evac to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.

 

SHELBINA WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN MONROE COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Shelbina woman was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 9:05pm Friday in Monroe County.  The patrol says that 54 year old Jean Jewell was on Highway 15 when her SUV traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned.  She was flown to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.

 

MAN HURT IN FREAK INCIDENT INVOLVING A DEER

A man was hurt in a freak incident involving a deer Friday afternoon in Putnam County.  State troopers said that it happened at 12:45pm Friday as 29 year old Courtney Kline of Unionville was eastbound on Highway 136 when her pickup truck hit a deer in the roadway and the impact flung the deer into the air, where it went clear through the cab of an oncoming tractor trailer driven by 50 year old Jamison Harbison of Richland, IA.  He sustained minor injuries and was taken to Putnam County Hospital in Unionville for treatment.  The woman was not hurt in the accident. Also Friday, a hunter got a jump start on deer season when he hit and killed a deer with his pickup Friday afternoon in Kirksville, and that collision lead to a secondary crash at the scene. It happened right around 3pm, just north of the north Highway 63 interchange. Kirksville Police told KTVO that as drivers were slowing for the deer pickup collision, a second car rear-ended a third car.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY STOLEN VEHICLE INVESTIGATION LEADS TO NUMEROUS ARRESTS

On Friday, November 4, 2022, at 3:42 p.m., Deputies responded to a report of a stolen vehicle from Roy’s Garage in Middletown, Missouri. Information given was the victims had recently purchased the vehicle and it was at the shop awaiting inspection. Upon checking surveillance cameras from several locations in the Middletown area, Deputies discovered the vehicle was stolen early Thursday morning and were able to identify a suspect vehicle.  On November 4, 2022, at 7:25 p.m., Deputies located and stopped the suspect vehicle in New Florence, Missouri. The driver. Christopher E. Smith, age 39, of Montgomery City, was arrested in connection to the stolen vehicle and the passenger, Rebecca J. Craven, age 28, of Hermann, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine). The investigation continued into the night and early morning hours on November 5, 2022. Deputies were able to identify a second suspect and a possible location on the stolen vehicle. Deputies responded to 188 Pinnacle Lake Road, New Florence, Missouri, at 2:19 a.m., in search of the second suspect, Roy B. Staab. Upon arrival, Staab fled on foot but, was quickly apprehended without incident. Staab was found to be in possession of 15 pill capsules containing Fentanyl and eight grams of Methamphetamine. Staab was arrested for Tampering with a Motor Vehicle 1st and 2 cts. Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Also located at the residence was Caitlin M. E. Church, age 31, of New Florence, MO. Church was arrested on an active probation and parole warrant with no bond for Possession of a Controlled Substance. Church’s boyfriend, Bryan Christopher Locke, age 34, of New Florence, also fled on foot upon deputies arriving and was not caught. However, charges are being filed against Locke for the 53 pill capsules containing Fentanyl, two grams of methamphetamine, and other paraphernalia he left behind when he fled. Subsequently, the stolen vehicle was located in the shed on the property. Unfortunately for the victims, the stolen vehicle was being disassembled to be sold as parts. Currently, Staab is in the Montgomery County Jail on a $15,000.00 cash-only bond for Tampering with a Motor Vehicle 1st Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance (Fentanyl), Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Stealing- 4th or Subsequent Offense within 10 years, Felony Resisting Arrest, and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Prior Offender.

 

CALLAWAY COUNTY SHERIFF DUE IN RANDOLPH COUNTY COURT TODAY

Back in October, Callaway County Sheriff Clay Chism was arrested on suspicion of DWI. This past Thursday, Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney Stephanie Luntsford filed charges against Chism for two misdemeanors, a DWI and resisting or interfering with arrest, detention or stop. Chism had no prors in his criminal history for DWI according to the probable cause statement. Chism posted a $2,000 bond the day of his arrest, according to online court records. He's due for his first court appearance today. Moberly police were dispatched to an Arby's parking lot Oct. 6 after receiving a report of property damage. An officer believed Chism was intoxicated and arrested him. The Randolph County Sheriff's Department said after he had been arrested that Chism crashed his personal vehicle into a concrete barrier in the parking lot.

 

NATIONAL CRASH RESPONDER SAFETY WEEK IS THIS WEEK

On a daily basis, emergency responders put their lives on the line along Missouri’s highways responding to crash scenes. These workers include police, fire, EMS, tow truck operators and highway workers. They respond to traffic incidents, assisting drivers and helping to keep traffic flowing. By state law, drivers are required to move over or slow down, but unfortunately, a significant number do not.

According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), traffic incidents are the leading cause of death for EMS responders and law enforcement officers. To remind motorists what’s on the line, the FHWA has declared the week of Nov. 14-18 as National Crash Responder Safety Week. 

From 2017 to 2021, there have been nearly 9,200 traffic crashes on Missouri roadways that involved an emergency vehicle. Of these crashes, 31 were fatal and 140 resulted in serious injury to the emergency responder. 

As part of the Missouri Department of Transportation’s work to maintain a safe and reliable transportation system, MoDOT emergency response personnel respond to more than 6,000 traffic incidents each month on average.  When motorists approach MoDOT or any other responders or emergency vehicles on the side of the highway with flashing lights, they should move over. This is more than a ‘courtesy’ to roadside workers, it’s the law. A report from the National Safety Commission revealed 71% of Americans do not know about their state’s Move Over law. Missouri’s Move Over law requires drivers to either change lanes or slow down when approaching stationary MoDOT, law enforcement or other emergency vehicles with flashing lights on. To help protect those who protect us, all 50 states enforce some form of the Move Over law. 

 




 

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November 11, 2022

 

MEXICO WOMAN HURT IN CALLAWAY COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Mexico woman was hurt in an accident that occurred at 5:30pm Wednesday in Callaway County.  The patrol says that 45 year old Gina Shern was on US 54 when her vehicle struck a deer in the roadway.  She suffered minor injuries and was taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN WEDNESDAY NIGHT CRASH

A Florissant man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash Wednesday night in Ste. Genevieve County.  The highway patrol said it happened at 8:35pm Wednesday as 34 year old Christopher Pierce was riding his motorcycle on Kocher Road when he lost control and it began overturning, ejecting him from the motorcycle.  He was transported by Air Evac to Saint Louis University Hospital with serious injuries.

DRIVER EXAMINATION STATIONS TO CLOSE STATEWIDE FOR UPCOMING HOLIDAYS

The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed on the following dates: Friday, November 11, 2022, in observance of Veterans Day. Normal operations will resume on Monday, November 14, 2022. Thursday, November 24, 2022, and Friday, November 25, 2022, in observance of Thanksgiving. Normal operations will resume on Monday, November 28, 2022.

BURNING TRASH SPARKS FIELD FIRE THURSDAY

A trash fire in a burn barrel is blamed for sparking a field fire in Adair County just after 11 a.m. It happened at a residence four miles east of Kirksville on Highway 11. The strong gusts of wind out of the south spread embers from the trash barrel north across a fence into a neighbor's field. Chief Jeremy Davis from Adair County Fire said the fire charred an estimated five acres of an open field. The blaze then caught two or three dead, downed trees on fire. Davis used a skid steer loader to move the burning trees away from dry vegetation so the fire wouldn't spread farther. No injuries were reported, and no structures were involved.




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November 10, 2022

 

HANNIBAL MAN KILLED IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY CRASH

A Hannibal man, 33 year old Charles J. Bieber was pronounced deceased at the scene of a single vehicle crash in Livingston County at 10:40 am Tuesday. Troopers say Bieber was westbound on US 36 at Medicine Creek Bridge, 3 miles west of Wheeling when his vehicle travelled off the left side of the roadway and struck the guardrail end. The vehicle became airborne, struck an embankment and began to overturn ejecting the driver. The vehicle came to rest in Medicine Creek, on its top.

 

WOMAN INJURED IN RANDOLPH COUNTY CRASH

A Centralia woman was injured in a Wednesday morning crash in Randolph County.  State troopers report that 21 year old Trinity Scott was southbound on US 63 at Clark and to avoid colliding with a slow moving vehicle in the roadway, drove her car off the right side of the road and struck several trees.  She was taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of minor injuries.  The crash happened at 10:15am Wednesday.

 

DRIVERS HURT IN BOONE COUNTY WRECK

Both drivers were hurt in a two-vehicle wreck that occurred at 10:45pm Tuesday in Boone County.  The patrol says that 33 year old Brittany Cross of Lake Ozark was on US 63 when her vehicle struck the rear of a truck driven by 59 year old Donald Sobba of Centralia.  After impact the truck traveled off the right side of the roadway while her vehicle ran off the left side of the road and struck the median cables.  Both drivers were taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of minor injuries.

 

TWO INJURED IN WEDNESDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

Two people were injured in an accident that happened at around 7:40am Wednesday in St. Charles County.  The highway patrol said that 23 year old Lacey Malawey of O’Fallon was on Route Z entrance ramp to eastbound I-70 when her automobile struck the rear of a pickup truck driven by 68 year old Lawrence Pecor of Wentzville, causing the truck to travel off the right side of the roadway.  Both suffered minor injuries and were transported by ambulance to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment.

 

FIRE NEAR HARTSBURG BURNED APPROXIMATELY 20 ACRES WEDNESDAY

The Southern Boone County Fire Protection District was summoned at 11:34 am Wednesday morning near the town of Hartsburg. Approximately 20 acres burned and smoke from the blasé could be seen as far as Ashland. A combine was responsible for starting the blasé. Fire officials on scene said the fire took a little over an hour to put out and it would have taken longer, however a farmer in the area brought a tractor and plow and assisted fire fighters.

 

LOCAL ELECTION RESULTS SHOWS SEVERAL INCUMBENT OFFICE HOLDERS LOST RE-ELECTION BID

A story on KTVO regarding local results from this week’s election revealed Tuesday was a day of defeat for several incumbents in local county government in northeast Missouri and the majority are Democrats.. Following the outcome of November’s General Election, they will be out of a job at the end of the year. We told you yesterday that in Linn County, incumbent Democratic Prosecuting Attorney Shiante McMahon was beat out by her Republican challenger, Tracy Carlson.

Carlson defeated McMahon by a nearly two-to-one margin, 2,600-1,422.  In Schuyler County, Missouri, longtime Democratic County Clerk Bree Lawson also lost her re-election bid. Republican Lisa Small defeated Lawson by just 30 votes, 793-763, in Tuesday's election. Lawson has worked in the Schuyler County Clerk's Office for 22 years. She has been county clerk for 16 of those years. And in Sullivan County, incumbent Democratic County Clerk Jackie Morris was also overwhelmingly defeated by her Republican challenger. Morris lost to Rachael Hall by a more than two-to-one margin, 1,198-562. In Knox County, longtime Presiding Commissioner Evan Glasgow, a Republican, was defeated in Tuesday's election by independent candidate, Leslie Cardwell. Cardwell received 91 more votes than Glasgow, with the unofficial final tally being 745-654. Meanwhile, In Shelby County, incumbent Democratic Presiding Commissioner Glenn Eagan was unseated by his Republican challenger, Terry Helmeck. Helmeck received 57% of the vote to Eagan's 43%. The unofficial tally was 1,301-972. The last day in office for all of the incumbent county officeholders who lost their bid for re-election will be December 31, 2022.




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November 9, 2022

 
UNOFFICIAL GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS FOR TUESDAY 

Republican Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has won election to the U.S. Senate. He defeated Democrat Trudy Busch Valentine. Schmitt will take the seat occupied for the past 12 years by Republican Roy Blunt, who announced in March 2021 he would not seek a third term -- ending a half-century career in politics. Missouri was once a swing state but has moved decidedly to the right over the past decade. Republican Scott Fitzpatrick has garnered well over 60 percent of the votes in the State Auditor race, while Republican’s Blaine Luetkemeyer and Sam Graves were unofficially reelected as US Representatives in District 3 & District 6 respectively.  Republican Cindy O’Laughlin was the clear winner for District 18 State Senator while Rusty Black was elected District 12 State Senator.  In other races from Tuesday night the hotly contested issue of legalizing the use of marijuana was very close all night long but with all  precincts reporting the issue appears to have passed unofficially  with approximately 53% voting yes to 46% no, also the Question about Constitutional Convention failed by a wide margin in the unofficial results.  Voters also said no to Amendment 1 with yes votes coming out on top for Amendments 4 AND 5. In Linn County, voters re-elected Dick King, Presiding Commissioner over Lonnie Trentham. King garnered just over 70% of the votes. Voters also elected Tracy Carlson with just shy of 65% of the total over the incumbent Shante McMahon. Carlson was the previous Prosecutor of Linn County. Chariton County voters elected Evan Emmerich, the Republican with the majority of the vote.  For more specific unofficial election results, visit the Missouri Secretary of State’s website where you can see the statewide results as well as individual county results and more.

TWO INJURED IN MONDAY NIGHT WRECK 

Two people from Wright City were injured in a one-vehicle wreck Monday night in Warren County.  The highway patrol said that the wreck happened at 6:10pm Monday as 60 year old Randy Vomund was on Missouri 47 when his car traveled off the left side of the road and overturned.  Both the man and his passenger 64 year old Linda Feldmann were transported by ambulance to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment of moderate injuries.

WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN MONDAY MORNING ACCIDENT 

A Downing woman was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 11:53am Monday in Schuyler County.  The patrol says that 34 year old Ashton Scarbrough was on US 136 when her car crossed the centerline, she overcorrected, causing it to run off the left side of the roadway and overturned.  She was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville with serious injuries.

TOWN HALL MEETING ON PROPOSED MOBERLY 4 DAY SCHOOL WEEK

The Moberly School District Board of Education is asking the public to attend a town hall meeting to discuss a proposed 4 day School Week. The event will be held this Thursday, November 10th from 4:30 to 6 pm in the High School PD room. Round table discussions as well as a large group question and answer session with the Board of Education and Dr. Jon Turner, a MO State University Educator who has become an expert  through ongoing research on the topic will provide a presentation on his findings. The presentation portion will be live-streamed on the Moberly School District Face book page.




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November 8, 2022

IT’S ELECTION DAY – GET OUT AND VOTE!

This is Election Day and Polling places are open from 6am to 7pm today. Top issues on the ballot include whether to legalize recreational marijuana for adult use and most believe the top contested race is between GOP Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Democrat Trudy Busch Valentine who are both going after retiring U.S. Sen. Roy Blunts seat. The Missouri Secretary of State Voter Outreach Center web page provides information on polling place locations, candidates and issues.  

 

COLUMBIA MAN ARRESTED IN MOBERLY AND CHARGED WITH COLUMBIA MURDERS

Columbia Police have arrested Cadilac Derrick, 35, of Columbia, for two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of armed criminal action. The arrest is in connection to an incident that occurred Saturday night at approximately 11 p.m., when officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 1600 block of Boyd Lane.  Officers arrived at the scene and located two adult females with apparent gunshot wounds. One of the females, Lea’johna Sanders, 22, of Columbia, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other victim, Laura Myers, 53, of Columbia, was transported by EMS to a local hospital and later succumbed to her injuries.  During the course of the investigation detectives developed probable cause to arrest Derrick. He was arrested in Moberly and was later transported to the Boone County Jail. If anyone has information to share on this incident, please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652. Or call CrimeStoppers at 573.875.8477 to give information without providing your name, number or other identifying information.

 

LAPLATA MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN KIRKSVILLE

On Sunday morning at approximately 1:25 AM, Kirksville Police and other first responders were dispatched to the 500 block of East Pierce Street in reference to an unconscious male. Police and medical personnel arrived on scene and located the male, a 27-year-old male of LaPlata. The male was seriously injured and was transported for medical care. Police have identified some witnesses to the event who indicated the male was assaulted outside a party not far from the area where he was found. Kirksville Police are asking that anyone who witnessed this assault or have information about the incident, contact Kirksville Police.  Anyone with information regarding this press release or any suspicious activity is encouraged to contact the Kirksville Police Department at 660.785.6945, Central Dispatch at 660.665.5621, Adair County Sheriff’s Office at 660.665.4600 or anonymously at 660.627.BUST (2878) or email police@kirksvillecity.com.

 

CRASH EAST OF SALISBURY CLAIMS TWO LIVES

A head on crash on US 24, 3 miles east of Salisbury at 5:30 p.m. Sunday resulted in two fatalities and a third person seriously injured. Troopers say 57 year old Paul Busto of Clark was eastbound when his car crossed the center line and struck a west bound auto driven by 31 year old Cody Oldham of Denver, Co head-on. Busto was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the Oldham auto, 27 year old Chevy Ingebritson of Arvada, CO was transported to Moberly Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. Oldham was flown by MU1 Helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.

 

COLUMBIA MAN HURT IN CALLAWAY COUNTY CRASH

A Columbia man was hurt in a Sunday night crash in Callaway County.  The patrol says that 52 year old Carl Brizendine was westbound on I-70 when his car was sideswiped by an unknown vehicle, causing his car to travel into the median and struck the cable barrier as the unknown vehicle continued westbound on I-70.  He was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of minor injuries.  The crash occurred at around 5:40pm Sunday.  

 

DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN MONDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

A Winfield driver was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 6:45am Monday in Lincoln County.  The highway patrol said that 48 year old Matthew Michael was on Route C when his truck crossed the center of the roadway, traveled off the left side of the road and struck an embankment.  He was taken to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries.

 

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN WARREN COUNTY WRECK

A St. Peter’s man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle wreck Sunday afternoon in Warren County.  State trooper’s report that the wreck happened at around 12:50pm Sunday as 23 year old Noah Williams was on MO 47 near a hillcrest in an attempt to pass another vehicle just as 63 year old Katherine Wilson of Marthasville attempted to avoid his motorcycle and impact occurred when the motorcycle struck her car, ejecting Williams from the motorcycle.  He was taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington with serious injuries.

 




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November 7, 2022

THREE HURT IN LINN COUNTY ACCIDENT

Three people were hurt in an accident that occurred at 7:30pm Saturday in Linn

County. The patrol says that 19 year old Jaidrian Kasey of Meadville was

southbound on MO 139 when he failed to yield to an eastbound vehicle driven by

70 year old Deborah Frye of Kirksville when the accident occurred. Kasey

sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Hedrick Medical Center while

Deborah Frye and her passenger 46 year old Amy Frye of Kirksville were taken

to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield for treatment of minor to moderate

injuries respectively.

JEFFERSON CITY DRIVER INJURED IN SATURDAY NIGHT WRECK

32 year old Shawn Shivelhood of Jefferson City was injured in a one-vehicle

wreck Saturday night in Cole County. The highway patrol said that the wreck

happened after 10pm Saturday as he was on Route B when he swerved to avoid

a deer and caused his car to travel off the right side of the roadway, struck a

sign, several trees and overturned. Shivelhood was transported by ambulance to

Capital Region Medical Center for treatment of moderate injuries.

PEDESTRIAN SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER BEING STRUCK BY A TRUCK

EARLY SUNDAY MORNING

A pedestrian was seriously injured after being struck by a truck early Sunday

morning in St. Charles County. The patrol says that 31 year old Belmary Bello of

Florissant was walking in lane 2 of Missouri 367 when she was struck by a truck

driven by 29 year old Benjamin Emken of Florissant. She was taken to Barnes

Jewish Hospital with serious injuries. The incident occurred at 1:35am Sunday in

St. Charles County.

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Washington man was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 6:50pm

Friday in Franklin County. State troopers report that 43 year old Ryan Feldmann

was on Route YY when his truck ran off the right side of the road, he

overcorrected, causing it to travel off the left side of the roadway and struck a

tree. He was taken to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries.

40 BALES OF HAY DISTROYED LAST WEEK IN SHELBY COUNTY

Two fire departments battled a grass fire in Shelby County Wednesday afternoon that eventually caught more than three dozen large hay bales on fire. KTVO’S John Garlock reports firefighters from the Shelbina Fire Protection District were called to a natural cover fire just before 5 p.m., south of Lakenan on Monroe Road 376. When crews arrived, they found a grass fire endangering structures. The fire was eventually brought under control, but not before it charred approximately 2 acres of grass and ignited 40 bales of hay. Fortunately, no structures ended up being damaged. Firefighters from Monroe City assisted the Shelbina Fire Protection District.

FORMER KIRKSVILLE WOMAN AVOIDS PRISON TIME

A former Kirksville woman charged in an embezzlement case avoids prison time, but she has to pay back the thousands of dollars she stole. Misty Brewer, 40, of Troy, Missouri, formerly from Kirksville, pleaded guilty recently in Adair County Circuit Court to a felony charge of fraudulent use of a debit device. Brewer received a suspended imposition of sentence, was placed on five years supervised probation and ordered to pay restitution of nearly $22,716. At the time of her crime, Brewer was the treasurer for the Iowa-Missouri Truck and Tractor Pullers Association. Between mid-2018 and January 2021, she used the group's debit cards to buy herself food, clothing and Carrie Underwood concert tickets. Brewer also used the association’s money to pay her utility bills.




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November 4, 2022

BRECKENRIDGE MAN ARRESTED AFTER INCIDENT IN LATHROP

The assistance of the Clinton County Sheriff's Office and Tri-County SWAT Team was requested by Lathrop Police Department on an individual identified as Damion M. Bergen of Breckenridge, MO who was armed and believed to be suicidal at a residence in Lathrop Wednesday evening.  According to a release posted on the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page, Bergen had an active felony no bond warrant from Caldwell County for 9 counts of child molestation and 3 counts of sexual abuse.  Other occupants of the residence were identified and removed from the residence safely. Negotiators from Cameron Police Department and this Office were used to try to establish communications, but were not successful.  The team made entry and took Bergen into custody without incident. The Caldwell County  Sheriff's Department responded and took custody of Bergen.

KIRKSVILLE MAN INJURED IN BOONE COUNTY WRECK

A Kirksville man was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Wednesday afternoon in Boone County.  The highway patrol said that 34 year old Jeremy Head was on US 63 when his truck’s front left tire failed, causing it to travel across the median and northbound lanes before striking a tree.  He was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.  The wreck happened at around 3:25pm Wednesday.

HERMANN MAN HURT IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Hermann man was hurt in an accident that occurred at 5:45pm Wednesday in Montgomery County.  The patrol says that 34 year old Benjamin Lloyd was on MO 94 and stopped to negotiate a left hand turn when his vehicle was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by a 16 year old girl from Hermann.  Lloyd decided to seek own treatment at unknown hospital for minor injuries.  The teenage girl was not injured in the accident.

MOTORCYCLIST SERIOUSLY INJURED IN EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING INCIDENT

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in an early Wednesday morning incident in Jefferson County.  State troopers report that it occurred at 4:15am Wednesday as 57 year old Hanford Wrenfrow of High Ridge, MO was riding his motorcycle on MO 30 when it struck a deer in the roadway.  He was taken to St. Clare Hospital with serious injuries.

COMPLETION OF CHILLICOTHE RAMP RESURFACING POSTPONED DUE TO EQUIPMENT ISSUES

The resurfacing of three Livingston County ramps at U.S. Route 36 and U.S. Route 65 in Chillicothe has been postponed due to equipment issues. Herzog Contracting Corp., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, resurfaced the westbound off-ramp at this interchange yesterday, but equipment malfunction has delayed the work on the other three ramps. The resurfacing, which was originally planned for today and yesterday, Nov. 3 and 4, will now take place next Thursday and Friday, Nov. 10 and 11, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Motorists can expect delays and loads wider than 14-feet must use an alternate route.

NOVEMBER 7TH – 11TH IS WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN MISSOURI

Missourians should not be fooled by this week’s daily high temperatures climbing into the 70s; winter, and the snow, sleet and ice that come with it, are right around the corner! That's why the National Weather Service, the State Emergency Management Agency and Missouri's local emergency managers are teaming up to promote Nov. 7 to 11 as Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Missouri. "It’s extremely important for Missourians to plan ahead for winter – having an emergency kit in their vehicle, committing to avoiding travel during danger winter storm conditions and understanding the health risks of prolonged exposure to cold temperatures,” State Emergency Management Agency Director Jim Remillard said. “We encourage all Missourians to prepare for winter by reviewing the steps they can take to help ensure they and their families will have a safe and healthy winter season.” Often too little attention is paid to the danger posed by prolonged exposure to the cold. In 2021, 76 people died in Missouri as a result of low body temperatures due to prolonged exposure to cold weather, according to the Department of Health and Senior Services. Protect against frostbite and hypothermia by wearing warm, loose-fitting clothing in several layers. Avoid alcohol, limit time spent outdoors in frigid temperatures and stay indoors, if possible. Find the nearest warming center this winter on the DHSS website: https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/hypothermia/ In 2021, there were more than 7,300 vehicle crashes in Missouri in which snow, sleet, hail or ice were factors, which resulted in 1,995 injuries and 25 deaths, according to preliminary results provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Even if not directly involved in a crash, an accident blocking the roadway could cause other drivers to be stranded for hours. Avoiding non-essential travel during winter storms is one of the best ways to reduce the chance of becoming involved in a crash or becoming stranded. It also allows snow removal crews to clear the roads faster and first responders to get to crashes more quickly.

Missourians should also consider these winter weather preparations:  

National Weather Service Forecast Offices that serve Missouri and SEMA will be sharing weather safety messaging through social media, targeting specific themes each day during Winter Weather Preparedness Week. Look for messaging focused on these themes: 

Winter Weather Preparedness Week is a great time to review your plans and make preparations.




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November 3, 2022

PREFERRED ALTERNATIVES AT THE I-70/ROUTE 63 CONNECTOR IN COLUMBIA FOCAL POINT OF MODOT OPEN HOUSE WEDNESDAY

The Missouri Department of Transportation held an open house meeting at the Columbia Activity and Recreation Center Wednesday regarding preferred alternatives at the I-70/Route 63 Connector.  MoDOTS preferred alternative to the current connector would provide two flyover ramps from northbound US 63 to westbound I-70 and eastbound I-70 to southbound US 63 as well as improvements at Clark Lane and US 63. MoDOT’s Project Director Brandi Baldwin also said it is the department’s preferred option because it would be the least disruptive. Some in attendance at the Open House were not in favor of the alternative proposal. For those who were not able to attend the open housee in person, the department is sharing information about the project on the MoDOT website. 

BRUSH FIRE CHARS OVER 35 ACRES OF LAND IN PUTNAM COUNTY

KTVO reports at least eight fire departments responded to a brush fire in Putnam County early Wednesday morning. Firefighters on the scene said that a call came in around 8 a.m. about a brush fire on Rush Trail, Southeast of Martins town in Putnam County. The original fire burned over 35 acres of land before crews could get it under control. Due to heavy wind the fire would spark up again around 3 p.m. and fire crews once again had to call for mutual aid.

PALMYRA MAN HURT IN WEDNESDAY MORNING CRASH

A Palmyra man was hurt in a Wednesday morning crash in Marion County.  The highway patrol reports that 66 year old Dennis Graupman was on US 61 and making a right turn when his vehicle was struck in the side by a truck driven by 25 year old Dane Clair of Hannibal.  Graupman was transported by private auto to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  The other driver was not injured in the crash that happened at 8:25am Wednesday.    

TWO INJURED IN AUDRAIN COUNTY ACCIDENT

Two Centralia residents were injured in an accident that occurred at 8:25pm Tuesday in Audrain County.  The patrol says that 59 year old Douglas Braden was riding his motorcycle on Route M when it struck a deer, causing it to travel off the left side of the roadway and strike a ditch, ejecting the driver and his passenger.  Braden was taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries, while his passenger an 8 year old girl suffered minor injuries and was transported by private auto to an unknown hospital for treatment.  

DRIVER INJURED IN TUESDAY NIGHT WRECK

A driver from Glenwood, MO was injured in a one-vehicle wreck that occurred at 6:50pm Tuesday in Schuyler County.  State troopers said that 68 year old Ricky Shively was on US 136 when his motorcycle struck a deer in the roadway.  He sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

This report covers the following time period: 1021/2022 through10’27/2022

·       On October 21, 2022, Deputies stopped a vehicle in the Middletown area for an equipment violation. Deputies made contact with the occupants of the vehicle and after further investigation; deputies seized a plastic bag containing approximately 100 Hydrocodone pills, a prescription bottle containing approximately 16 Hydrocodone pills, and marijuana. Both occupants of the vehicle were arrested, transported to the Montgomery County Jail, and charges were filed for Possession of a Controlled Substance x 3cts. And Possession of Marijuana x 2.

·       On October 22, 2022, Deputies responded to assist Montgomery City Police with a suspicious vehicle that had fled from a business while they were conducting a Business Check. Deputies located and stopped the vehicle on Highway 19 near the junction of Highway WW. During the traffic stop it was discovered the driver did not have a valid driver’s license and the vehicle was displaying license plates of another vehicle and person. The driver was arrested, transported to the Montgomery County Jail, and charged with Driving w/o a Valid Driver’s License and Displaying License Plates of Another Person.

·       On October 22, 2022, Deputies stopped a vehicle on Highway E for an equipment violation. During the stop, deputies received information from Communications that the driver had a suspended driver’s license. The driver was arrested, transported to the Montgomery County Jail, and charged with Driving While Suspended.

·       On October 23, 2022, Deputies stopped a vehicle at the Jonesburg Overpass for an equipment violation. During the stop, deputies received information from Communications that the driver had a revoked driver’s license. The driver was arrested, transported to the Montgomery County Jail, and charged with Driving While Revoked.

·       On October 24, 2022, Deputies responded to a report of a suspicious person walking on Highway K in the southern part of the county. Deputies located the subject and after further investigation, the subject was arrested on a No Bond, Probation and Parole Warrant where the original charge was Possession of Dangerous Drugs. The subject was transported to the Montgomery County Jail and booked on the No Bond warrant

·       On October 26, 2022, Deputies stopped a vehicle near the junction of Highway V and F in the Bellflower area for moving violations. Upon making contact with the driver, the driver openly admitted to having a suspended driver’s license. Deputies further reported the driver appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance. After further investigation, deputies seized two plastic tubes containing a white powdery substance that was suspected to be crushed narcotics. The driver consented to a Drug Expert Evaluation and subsequently was arrested, transported to the Montgomery County Jail, and charged with Driving While Suspended and Driving under the Influence of Drugs.

𝐂𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐟𝐨r 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐤:

·         Alarm – Jonesburg

·         Juvenile Complaint – Montgomery City

·         Abandoned Vehicle – Middletown

·         Information – Montgomery City

·         Alarm – Middletown

·         911 Accidental – Hermann

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – McKittrick

·         Medical – New Florence

·         Arrest Attempt – Montgomery City

·         Motorist Assist – I 70

·         Motorist Assist – New Florence

·         Disturbance – New Florence

·         Rape/Sexual Assault – Rhineland

·         C & I – Bellflower

·         Assist Audrain

·         Natural Cover Fire – Montgomery City

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         911 Accidental – Jonesburg

·         Juvenile Complaint – Bellflower

·         Burglary – New Florence

·         Suspicious Vehicle – Big Spring

·         Alarm – New Florence

·         Citizen Assist – New Florence

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Trespassing – Hermann

·         Animal Complaint – Jonesburg

·         Attempt To Contact – Montgomery City

·         Trespassing – Hermann

·         Suspicious Activity – New Florence

·         Traffic Hazard – I 70

·         Found Child/Person – New Florence

·         School Visit – Wellsville

·         Fire – I 70

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Person – Rhineland

·         911 Accidental – I 70

·         Stealing – High Hill

·         Harassment – McKittrick

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – High Hill

·         911 Accidental – Bellflower

·         Domestic – New Florence

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         911 Accidental – Jonesburg

·         Traffic Hazard – Big Spring

·         Alarm – Jonesburg

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Utilities – Montgomery City

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Alarm – Montgomery City

·         911 Accidental – Bellflower

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – New Florence

·         Citizen Assist – Wellsville

·         Suspicious Activity – Jonesburg

·         C & I – I 70

·         Suspicious Person – Wellsville

·         School Visit – Montgomery City

·         Animal Complaint – Montgomery City

·         Investigation – Middletown

·         911 Open Line – Jonesburg

·         School Visit – Wellsville

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Suspicious Vehicle – Wellsville

·         Check Well Being – New Florence

·         Narcotic Activity – New Florence

·         Stealing – Montgomery City

·         School Visit – Montgomery City

·         Fraud – New Florence

·         911 Accidental – New Florence

·         Check Well Being – New Florence

·         School Visit – Wellsville

·         Trespassing – Rhineland

·         Suspicious Person – McKittrick

·         911 Accidental – Middletown

·         Pedestrian Check – Jonesburg

·         Assist MSHP

·         Educational Neglect - Wellsville

·         Driving While Suspended - Wellsville

·         Possess Control Substance - Middletown

·         Warrant Arrest - Montgomery City

·         No Valid License

·         Harassment - 2nd - Rhineland

·         Driving While Suspended

·         Informational/Driver Condition - Montgomery City

·         Animal Neglect - Jonesburg

·         Assist Warren County - Montgomery City

·         Driving While Revoked- New Florence

·         Recovered Runaway Juvenile - New Florence

·         Truancy - Wellsville

·         Warrant Arrest - Rhineland

·         Stealing - High Hill

·         Harassment - McKittrick

·         MVA- Single Vehicle - Jonesburg

·         Traffic Accident - New Florence

·         DWI - Bellflower

·         Stealing - Montgomery City

·         Warrant Arrest - Montgomery County




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November 2, 2022

MULTIPLE AGENCIES INVOLVED IN ARREST AFTER SUSPECT FLED FROM MONTGOMERY CITY POLICE

This past Friday, October 28th during the early morning hours, Montgomery City Police attempted to stop a vehicle in Montgomery City and the driver fled which started a pursuit that continued through portions of Montgomery County, Callaway County, and entered Audrain County. During the pursuit, the suspect traveled onto Audrain Road 821 and near 823, turned his vehicle around and drove toward the pursuing officers. A Callaway County Sheriff’s vehicle was struck, causing minor damage. The suspect then hit an Audrain County Sheriff’s vehicle head on, causing extensive damage and knocking the Deputy unconscious. As the other officers on scene tended to the deputies involved, the suspect fled on foot.. An extensive search of the area by K9 Units and a Missouri State Highway Patrol helicopter did not reveal the suspect’s location. The suspect was identified by a passenger in the suspect vehicle as Michael J. Brooks, formerly of Mexico, but now believed to be staying in the Auxvasse or Kingdom City area. Arrest warrants were issued for Brooks for 2 counts of 1st Degree Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, 2 counts of Armed Criminal Action, 1 county of Property Damage over $25,000 and Failure to Yield to Emergency vehicles. A second warrant was also issued by the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole as Brookes was on parole for 1st Degree Burglary. Brooks was later taken into custody at the Casey's store on East Liberty in Mexico after an alert citizen saw Brooks coming out of the woods behind the store. At last report Brooks is in the Audrain County Jail.

COLUMBIA POLICE CONTINUE INVESTIGATION INTO SHOOTING

Columbia Police are continuing to investigate an incident of shots fired with injury that occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 in the 200 block of Old 63 North. Officers arrived on scene and located an adult male with an apparent gunshot wound. Officers provided medical aid to the individual until EMS arrived on scene to transport him to a local hospital. There is no suspect information to release at this time. If anyone has information to share on this incident, please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652. Or call CrimeStoppers at 573.875.8477 to give information without providing your name, number or other identifying information.

TWO VEHICLES COLLIDE AT KIRKSVILLE INTERSECTION

Two people were injured in a Tuesday morning two-vehicle crash in Kirksville. It happened around 9 a.m. on Highway 63 at the Missouri Highway 6 East intersection. KTVO said Kirksville Police reported a car driven by Alyssa Goodwin, 19, of Lewistown, was heading west on Highway 6. As Goodwin approached the intersection, she reported that a truck blocked her view and was unable to see oncoming traffic. She proceeded through the intersection and was struck by a southbound car on Highway 63. That vehicle was driven by Kendall Ingersoll, 22, of Kirksville. Both Goodwin and Ingersoll received minor injuries in the crash.

SEDALIA DRIVER HURT IN SALINE COUNTY CRASH

A Sedalia driver was hurt in an early Tuesday morning crash in Saline County.  The highway patrol reports that 42 year old John Grither was eastbound on I-70 when his car struck a deer in the roadway and came to a stop.  He was taken to University Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.  The crash occurred at around 5:10am Tuesday in Saline County. 

LOUISIANA DRIVER HURT IN MONDAY AFTERNOON WRECK

66 year old Daniel Murry of Louisiana sustained moderate injuries after a one-vehicle wreck Monday afternoon in Lincoln County.  State troopers said it happened at around 2pm Monday as he was on Route C when his dump truck traveled off the right side of the road, returned to the roadway and the undercarriage of the dump truck struck the roadway, causing it to skid and overturned.  He was taken to SSM Health Center St. Joseph in Lake St. Louis for treatment.

MAN INJURED IN EARLY TUESDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

A Chamois man was injured in an accident that occurred at 5:15am Tuesday in Osage County.  The patrol says that 56 year old Kevin Schaperclaus was on MO 100 when his motorcycle struck a deer that was standing in the roadway.  He was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.




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November 1, 2022

MAN KILLED IN MACON COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Memphis, MO man was killed in an accident that occurred at 3:30pm Friday in Macon County.  The patrol says that 76 year old Gregory Porter was on US Highway 63 when his van crossed the center line and struck a tractor trailer driven by 33 year old William Black of Columbia in the driver’s side.  Porter was pronounced dead at the scene.  Black was not injured in the accident.

TEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN KNOX COUNTY CRASH

A teen driver was seriously injured in a Friday afternoon crash in Knox County.  The highway patrol reports that the 16 year old girl from Rutledge, MO was on Route M when her truck ran off the road, struck a guardrail and a ditch.  She was taken to Northeast Regional Hospital in Kirksville with serious injuries.  The crash occurred at 1:05pm Friday.

MARSHALL TEENS HURT IN SATURDAY AFTERNOON WRECK

Two Marshall teens were hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Saturday afternoon in Saline County.  The wreck happened at around 12:35pm Saturday as the 17 year old girl was on MO 41 when her car traveled off the right side of the roadway, returned to the road, then ran off the right side of the road again, overturned and struck a fence.  The driver suffered minor injuries while her passenger a 16 year old girl sustained moderate injuries.  Both were transported by private auto to Fitzgibbon Hospital for treatment.

LOUISIANA POLICE CHIEF RELEASED FROM JAIL

 Louisiana Police Chief William Jones has been released from the Lincoln County Jail  after posting bond this past Friday. Jones was arrested on October 19 and charged with trafficking drugs in the second degree, 2 counts of tampering with physical evidence in felony prosecution, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, and stealing a controlled substance/meth and manufacturing material, all felony charges and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

KIRKSVILLE RESIDENT FACING CHARGES AFTER FLEEING FROM AUTHORITIES FRIDAY NIGHT

KTVO reports around 9:15 p.m. Friday night, a Kirksville police sergeant saw a pickup truck turn north on to U.S. Highway 63 from Illinois Street. The truck veered into the southbound lane and then stopped in the roadway. As the officer attempted to make contact with the driver, she drove off. The Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Department were notified that the truck was heading north on Highway 63. During the chase, it was determined that the truck had been stolen.Schuyler County sheriff’s deputies deployed spike strips and the truck ran off the roadway, stopping near Highway J, north of Greentop. The driver, Jeanne Sumerix, 26, of Kirksville, was the only one in the truck. She has been charged with tampering with a motor vehicle in the 1st degree and resisting arrest/lawful stop. Sumerix was taken to the Adair County Jail.

MODOT EXTENDS OVERWIDTH HAULING PERMIT TO AIR HAIR MOVEMENT

Continued drought conditions through much of the state have prompted the Missouri Department of Transportation to extend the special overwidth hauling permit for hay at no cost through Dec. 1, 2022. Loads must be of legal height, length and weight. Permits can be requested online using the MoDOT Carrier Express online service. To have the fee waived, customers can write a comment on the application about the fee waiver or call in when submitting their application to have the agent waive the fee.

Before hauling, drivers must apply for the special overwidth permit for loads that exceed 8 feet 6 inches in width and map their route to avoid work zones, bridges and other areas that have weight, narrow lane or height restrictions. This information, as well as a special bridge and height restriction view, is available on the MoDOT Traveler Information Map at www.modot.org.

MoDOT’s waiver and special overwidth permit allows drivers in Missouri to:




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10/31/2024


HALLOWEEN GHOSTS, GOBLINS, GOULS AND MORE

This is October 31st and that means it’s Halloween. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department recently posted some good reminders on their social media page we want to share again …. Halloween means Children and even some Adults will be out trick or treating tonight. Please be vigilant when driving and watch for children crossing the streets. Pull in and out of driveways slowly and use caution when passing cars that are stopped on the street, they may be loading or unloading children. Children should carry a flashlight or glow stick and it’s always a good idea to label costumes with your name, your child's name, address, and phone number, just in case you get separated. And, make sure you remind kids to wait until they get home to enjoy the goodies after an adult has checked everything over to make sure it’s safe.  Have fun and be safe!  

CALIFORNIA, MO COUPLE KILLED IN TWO VEHICLE CRASH SATURDAY NIGHT

A man and woman from California, MO were killed Saturday night in Moniteau County. The patrol said it happened on US 50, 58 feet west of Cross Lane Road just before 7 pm Saturday night. Richard E. Manning, 79 was the driver and Mary L. Manning, age 74, both of California, was the occupant when their eastbound car crashed into a grain truck driven by 26 year old Benjamin A. Knipp of Tipton was also eastbound and starting to make a left hand turn when his truck was hit from behind. Both Richard and Mary Manning were pronounced deceased at the scene. The other driver was not injured.

CONCORDIA WOMAN KILLED SUNDAY AFTERNOON AFTER BEING EJECTED FROM HER SUV

Troopers say 23 year old Amber T. Racicot of Concordia was killed when her northbound SUV crossed the center of the roadway, went off the left side and overturned ejecting the driver. That crash happened just before 3:30 Sunday afternoon on Route D, approximately 242 feet north of Sparrow Lane.

NEW LONDON MAN RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN RALLS COUNTY

A New London man was transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital with minor injuries after losing control of his motorcycle on private property off of fFMont Robe Road in New London at 3:30 pm Sunday in Ralls County. The patrol reports 37 year old David J. Reed was making a left hand turn on wet ground when the crash happened.

WASHNGTON, MO MAN ESCAPES WITH MINOR INJURIES

A Washington, MO man received minor injuriesi in Franklin County at 7:48 pm Sunday night. The patrol reports 26 year old Leonard E. Hackett was northbound on Route KK, south of Kopp Line and traveling too fast for roadway conditions. His pickup slid across the center line and off the roadway striking both a tree and a fence. Hackett was transported by Ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Washington for treatment.

TWO HANNIBAL RESIDENTS TREATED FOR MINOR INJURIES

The patrol said two people from Hannibal were treated at an area hospital following a single vehicle wreck Saturday during the noon hour. The report said 73 year old Donna S. Stroud failed to maintain control of her eastbound vehicle on I-70 near the 153.2 mile marker in Callaway County. The auto travelled off the roadway and struck a guardrail. A passenger, 73 year old Leslie E. Stroud also had minor injuries. Both were transported by Callaway County EMS to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

WATCH OUT AS BAMBI IS ON THE MOVE

A pickup collided with a deer in Boone County just before 6:30 Saturday morning. 19 year old Luke Brechtel of San Diego, CA was northbound on US 63, north of Route A. The crash occurred as the vehicle struck the deer and the pickup travelled off the right side of the roadway, down an embankment and struck several rocks and trees. The driver had minor injuries while a passenger, 18 year old Dakota Snyder of Palmyra sustained moderate injuries. Both were transported by ambulance to University Hopsoital in Columbia for treatment.

MILAN MAN AIR LIFTED AFTER SULLIVAN COUNTY

A single vehicle wreck on Route T, approximately 5 miles south of Milan Thursday night let left a Milan resident with serious injuries. The Highway Patrol said Johnua Braddy,  37, of Milan was southbound when his vehicle went off the road. The driver over corrected and the auto went off the other side of the roadway and slammed into a fence and overturned. He had serious injuries and was flown to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

PATROL REPORTS SEVERAL ARRESTS OVER THE WEEKEND

The Highway Patrol arrested a Moberly Man at 4:28 am Sunday morning in Randolph County. According to the online arrest reports 29 year old Rusty R. Smothers was charged with Felony DWI as an Aggravated Offender as well as Felony Driving while Revoked. He was held at the Moberly Police Department and later released. Gyle P. Davis, 21, of Gorin, MO was arrested by the patrol at 6:52 AM in Schuyler County. He was charged with DWI, Failure to Drive on Right half of Roadway,  No insurance and no seat belt. 36 year old Pedro Ixcoy of Coumbia was arrested in Boone County at 5:25 am Sunday and charged with DWI involving alcohol, and Driving wrong direction on divided highway.




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October 31, 2022

HALLOWEEN GHOSTS, GOBLINS, GOULS AND MORE

This is October 31st and that means it’s Halloween. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department recently posted some good reminders on their social media page we want to share again …. Halloween means Children and even some Adults will be out trick or treating tonight. Please be vigilant when driving and watch for children crossing the streets. Pull in and out of driveways slowly and use caution when passing cars that are stopped on the street, they may be loading or unloading children. Children should carry a flashlight or glow stick and it’s always a good idea to label costumes with your name, your child's name, address, and phone number, just in case you get separated. And, make sure you remind kids to wait until they get home to enjoy the goodies after an adult has checked everything over to make sure it’s safe.  Have fun and be safe!  

CALIFORNIA, MO COUPLE KILLED IN TWO VEHICLE CRASH SATURDAY NIGHT

A man and woman from California, MO were killed Saturday night in Moniteau County. The patrol said it happened on US 50, 58 feet west of Cross Lane Road just before 7 pm Saturday night. Richard E. Manning, 79 was the driver and Mary L. Manning, age 74, both of California, was the occupant when their eastbound car crashed into a grain truck driven by 26 year old Benjamin A. Knipp of Tipton was also eastbound and starting to make a left hand turn when his truck was hit from behind. Both Richard and Mary Manning were pronounced deceased at the scene. The other driver was not injured.

CONCORDIA WOMAN KILLED SUNDAY AFTERNOON AFTER BEING EJECTED FROM HER SUV

Troopers say 23 year old Amber T. Racicot of Concordia was killed when her northbound SUV crossed the center of the roadway, went off the left side and overturned ejecting the driver. That crash happened just before 3:30 Sunday afternoon on Route D, approximately 242 feet north of Sparrow Lane.

NEW LONDON MAN RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN RALLS COUNTY

A New London man was transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital with minor injuries after losing control of his motorcycle on private property off of fFMont Robe Road in New London at 3:30 pm Sunday in Ralls County. The patrol reports 37 year old David J. Reed was making a left hand turn on wet ground when the crash happened.

WASHNGTON, MO MAN ESCAPES WITH MINOR INJURIES

A Washington, MO man received minor injuriesi in Franklin County at 7:48 pm Sunday night. The patrol reports 26 year old Leonard E. Hackett was northbound on Route KK, south of Kopp Line and traveling too fast for roadway conditions. His pickup slid across the center line and off the roadway striking both a tree and a fence. Hackett was transported by Ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Washington for treatment.

TWO HANNIBAL RESIDENTS TREATED FOR MINOR INJURIES

The patrol said two people from Hannibal were treated at an area hospital following a single vehicle wreck Saturday during the noon hour. The report said 73 year old Donna S. Stroud failed to maintain control of her eastbound vehicle on I-70 near the 153.2 mile marker in Callaway County. The auto travelled off the roadway and struck a guardrail. A passenger, 73 year old Leslie E. Stroud also had minor injuries. Both were transported by Callaway County EMS to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

WATCH OUT AS BAMBI IS ON THE MOVE

A pickup collided with a deer in Boone County just before 6:30 Saturday morning. 19 year old Luke Brechtel of San Diego, CA was northbound on US 63, north of Route A. The crash occurred as the vehicle struck the deer and the pickup travelled off the right side of the roadway, down an embankment and struck several rocks and trees. The driver had minor injuries while a passenger, 18 year old Dakota Snyder of Palmyra sustained moderate injuries. Both were transported by ambulance to University Hopsoital in Columbia for treatment.

MILAN MAN AIR LIFTED AFTER SULLIVAN COUNTY

A single vehicle wreck on Route T, approximately 5 miles south of Milan Thursday night let left a Milan resident with serious injuries. The Highway Patrol said Johnua Braddy,  37, of Milan was southbound when his vehicle went off the road. The driver over corrected and the auto went off the other side of the roadway and slammed into a fence and overturned. He had serious injuries and was flown to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

PATROL REPORTS SEVERAL ARRESTS OVER THE WEEKEND

The Highway Patrol arrested a Moberly Man at 4:28 am Sunday morning in Randolph County. According to the online arrest reports 29 year old Rusty R. Smothers was charged with Felony DWI as an Aggravated Offender as well as Felony Driving while Revoked. He was held at the Moberly Police Department and later released. Gyle P. Davis, 21, of Gorin, MO was arrested by the patrol at 6:52 AM in Schuyler County. He was charged with DWI, Failure to Drive on Right half of Roadway,  No insurance and no seat belt. 36 year old Pedro Ixcoy of Coumbia was arrested in Boone County at 5:25 am Sunday and charged with DWI involving alcohol, and Driving wrong direction on divided highway.




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October 27, 2022

COLUMBIA MAN ARRESTED FOR ENTICEMENT OF A CHILD

On Wednesday detectives with the Columbia Police Department’s Special Victims Unit and Special Investigations Division arrested Cory Rickenbaugh, 51, of Columbia for enticement of a child. Through an investigation conducted in partnership with the Boone County Children’s Division and other members of a multi-agency team, investigators learned of numerous sexually explicit conversations and images exchanged between Rickenbaugh and his victim, a child under age 15. The Columbia Police Department and the detectives of the Special Victims Unit remain committed to thoroughly investigating allegations of sexual assault and rape. Suspects of these crimes will be relentlessly pursued and arrested. If anyone has information to share on this incident, please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652. Or call CrimeStoppers at 573.875.8477 to give information without providing your name, number or other identifying information.

TEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN PIKE COUNTY WRECK

A Bowling Green teen was seriously injured in a one-vehicle wreck Wednesday morning in Pike County.  MSHP reports that a 17 year old boy was on US 54 when his van traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.  He was taken to Pike County Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.  The wreck occurred at 7:30am Wednesday.

LA GRANGE MAN SENTENCED IN DEATH OF TODDLER WEDNESDAY

38 year old Marcus Mays of La Grange was sentenced on Wednesday, after being found guilty of murder in the 2018 death of a 2 year old girl.  According to KTVO, back in August, Mays was found guilty of first degree murder in the death of Taylen Allen.  Along with first degree murder, he was found guilty of eight other felonies, including seven child abuse violations.  On Wednesday morning Mays was sentenced in Scotland County to life without parole on the murder charge and 30 years on each of the additional charges.  The sentences will run consecutively, meaning life behind bars for as long as he lives.

THREE INJURED, ONE SERIOUSLY IN TUESDAY AFTERNOON ACCIDENT

Three females from Linn, MO were injured, one seriously in an accident that occurred at 4:20pm Tuesday in Osage County.  The patrol says that the accident happened on US 50 at County Road 801 as 47 year old Theresa Heavin pulled into the path of a car driven by a 16 year old girl.  The woman sustained serious injuries, while the teen driver and her passenger a 15 year old girl suffered moderate injuries.  All three were transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT

Many area Law Enforcement agencies will be participating in the National Drug Take Back event this weekend. In Randolph County, Drug Take Back day will be held on Saturday, October 29th, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Moberly collection sites are located at the Moberly Police Department, 300 North Clark and Sam's Health Mart, 530 East Hwy 24 in Moberly. The Boone County Sheriff's Office, in partnership law enforcement agencies throughout Boone County including Ashland, Columbia, Centralia, Hallsville, University of Missouri, and VA Hospital Police Departments, will be conducting a Prescription Drug Take Back event at multiple locations October 28th and 29th, 2022. This event coincides with the National Drug Take Back event sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency.The Drug Take Back event is an effort to provide the community with appropriate disposal of their expired, unused, or unwanted prescription medications. The benefits of the Take Back event include that these prescription medications do not fall into the hands of our youth where they may be abused or distributed inappropriately. Further, the proper disposal of medications aid in protecting the environment as it is detrimental to ground source water if medications are flushed.

Two (2) collection sites are open Friday, October 28th, 2022.

• Harry S. Truman VA Hospital, 800 Hospital Drive, Columbia, Mo. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• University of Missouri, MU Student Center, 901 Rollins Rd., Columbia, Mo. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Five (5) collection sites open Saturday, October 29th, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Ashland Police Department - 101 W. Broadway, Ashland, Mo.

• Centralia Police Dept. Lobby - 114 S. Rollins, Centralia, Mo.

• Hallsville Police Dept. - 202 Highway 124 East, Hallsville, Mo.

• Hickman High School - 1104 N. Providence Rd., Columbia, Mo (north entrance)

• Rock Bridge High School - 4303 S. Providence Rd., Columbia, Mo. (north entrance)

Citizens may go to any one of these locations during the times listed and drop off their unwanted medications for disposal. Please, NO sharps (needles). Sharps will not be accepted.  Following the collection, all medications will be turned over to the DEA for proper disposal.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY 𝗦𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗜𝗙𝗙'𝗦 𝗥𝗘𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧

For the period: 𝟭𝟬/𝟭𝟰/𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮𝟭𝟬/𝟮𝟬/𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮

Halloween is coming fast and it sounds like children will be out trick or treating, probably from Saturday, Oct. 29th through Monday, Oct. 31st. During this time, please be vigilant when driving and watch for children crossing the streets. Pull in and out of driveways slowly and use caution when passing cars that are stopped on the street, they may be loading or unloading children. Children should carry a flashlight or glow stick and it’s always a good idea to label costumes with your name, your child's name, address, and phone number, just in case you get separated.

·         On October 14, 2022, Deputies stopped a vehicle on Highway 19 near Auchly Road. Deputies reported the vehicle was traveling 11 mph over the speed limit. Upon making contact with the juvenile driver it was discovered the juvenile only had a Driver’s Instruction Permit. The juvenile was taken into custody, issued a summons for Speeding and Driving w/o a Valid License, and later released to a guardian.

·         On October 14, 2022, Deputies were called to the area of Hwy V for a stolen vehicle that contained two firearms. Deputies learned a local farmer was cutting beans and his truck was stolen from the field he was working in. Deputies made contact with On-Star who was able to locate the truck in Ferguson, Missouri. On-Star shut the truck off and upon law enforcement arriving on scene, the truck had been set on fire and was fully engulfed in flames. The vehicle was later towed and the owner was notified.

·         On October 16, 2022, Deputies and the State Patrol responded to a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 70, near the 185 mile marker. While responding to the accident, Communications advised the driver involved in the accident, exited the vehicle, and was stumbling around. Witnesses further advised the driver appeared to be intoxicated. Law Enforcement arrived on scene and while the Trooper conducted the investigation, Deputies directed traffic. Deputies reported the driver started fighting with the Trooper as he was trying to effect an arrest. Deputies assisted and after a short struggle the driver was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated.

·         On October 18, 2022, Deputies stopped on vehicle on Highway V near Bellflower. Upon making contact with the driver, deputies reported a strong odor of marijuana. After further investigation, deputies seized two plastic container of Methamphetamine and medication that was identified as Alprazolam which is a Schedule IV Controlled Substance. The passenger of the vehicle was arrested, transported to the Montgomery County Jail, and charges were filed for 2 Cts. Of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

𝗖𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸:

·         Unwanted Subject – Montgomery City

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request – Bellflower

·         School Visit – Wellsville

·         Medical – Wellsville

·         Property Damage – Montgomery City

·         Assist MSHP

·         Unwanted Subject – Montgomery City

·         Disturbance – Montgomery City

·         Special Assignment – Wellsville

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Stolen Vehicle – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Activity – Montgomery City

·         Motorist Assist – New Florence

·         Assault – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Activity – Jonesburg

·         Traffic Hazard – Rhineland

·         Animal Complaint – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Activity – Bellflower

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Rhineland

·         Motorist Assist – Montgomery City

·         911 Accidental – New Florence

·         Citizen Assist – New Florence

·         Suspicious Vehicle – New Florence

·         Information – Montgomery City

·         Disturbance – Bellflower

·         Disturbance – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request – Jonesburg

·         Check Well Being – High Hill

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Stolen Vehicle – High Hill

·         Information – Montgomery City

·         Information – Montgomery City

·         Property Damage – Montgomery City

·         Information – Montgomery City

·         Information – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Activity – High Hill

·         Information – Montgomery City

·         Medical – New Florence

·         Public Service Request – New Florence

·         Alarm – Montgomery City

·         Loitering/Vagrancy – Montgomery City

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Traffic Hazard – I 70

·         Traffic Hazard – I 70

·         Medical – Montgomery City

·         Traffic Hazard – I 70

·         Property Damage – High Hill

·         Abandoned Vehicle – New Florence

·         Open Door – Rhineland

·         Motorist Assist – Danville

·         Assist MSHP

·         Check Well Being – Bellflower

·         Suspicious Vehicle – Martinsburg

·         Information – High Hill

·         Attempt to Contact – Bellflower

·         Attempt to Contact - Bellflower

·         Motorist Assist – Wellsville

·         Alarm – Jonesburg

·         Juvenile Complaint – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Activity – Bellflower

·         Arrest Attempt – New Florence

·         Harassment – New Florence

·         Arrest Attempt – New Florence

·         Check Well Being – New Florence

·         911 Accidental – Montgomery City

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Montgomery City

·         Animal Complaint – Montgomery City

·         Arrest – Montgomery City

·         Stealing – Middletown

·         Alarm – Wellsville

·         VIN Verification – Montgomery City

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Jonesburg

·         Public Service Request – McKittrick

·         Motorist Assist – Montgomery City

·         Check Well Being – Middletown

·         Runaway Juvenile – Middletown

·         Suspicious Vehicle – Montgomery City

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – New Florence

·         Abandoned Vehicle – Montgomery City

·         Unwanted Subject – High Hill

·         Public Service Request – New Florence

·         Check Well Being – Montgomery City

·         Driving w/o Valid License - Montgomery City

·         Civil Matter - Montgomery City

·         Towed Vehicle - Montgomery City

·         Tamper W Motor Vehicle - Montgomery City

·         Driving While Intoxicated - Jonesburg

·         Property Damage - Montgomery County

·         Assist MSHP - Danville

·         Driving While Revoked - Montgomery County

·         Possess Control Substance - Bellflower

·         Warrant Arrest - New Florence

·         Driving While Revoked - New Florence

·         Burglary - Middletown

·         Runaway Juvenile - Middletown




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 October 26, 2022

ALTERCATION BETWEEN SUSPECT & TWO RANDOLPH COUNTY DEPUTIES TUESDAY AFTERNOONEmail Share Icon

KTVO’s John Garlock reports a physical altercation between to Randolph County Sheriff’s Deputies and a suspect happened early Tuesday afternoon in Jacksonville.  It started with a report of peace disturbance at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery just outside Jacksonville. By the time two Randolph County deputies got to the cemetery, the suspect had driven away in a black, four-door car with Minnesota plates.They found that car a few minutes later in Jacksonville and pulled it over. That's when the altercation happened. "At that time, he jumped out of the vehicle during the traffic stop, became verbally combative, and then when the deputies went to detain him, he decided to physically resist the deputies' detention,” said Captain James Alley from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. “A fight ensued after that. Both the deputies were unable to get to their radios. They were [knocked] loose during the altercation, so it took them a minute to get communication back that they needed assistance."The struggle on the ground between the two officers and the suspect lasted for approximately five minutes .After the deputies were able to call for backup, multiple officers from the Moberly Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol and Missouri Department of Conservation arrived to help. They were able to get the suspect into custody. One of the deputies involved told KTVO that the altercation was so rough, his cell phone sent out a notification that he had been involved in a car crash. The suspect had a woman in the car with him. Investigators found that she had narcotics in her possession, so she was also arrested. The two suspects, whose names are not being released yet, are on 24-hour hold in the Randolph County jail pending the filing of formal charges. Alley said the male suspect and the two deputies suffered minor injuries, mostly in the form of small cuts and scrapes.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE RESPOND TO POTENTIAL HOSTAGE SITUATION

At approximately 6 p.m. Tuesday October 25th Columbia Police were dispatched to the 600 block of Lyon Street in response to a reported potential hostage situation. Officers learned that an adult female had texted a friend that she did not feel free to leave a residence. Upon arrival, officers attempted to make contact with the individuals inside the residence. An adult male later identified as the suspect briefly exited the residence and then returned inside. Shortly after, the adult female was able to leave the residence without incident. Officers attempted to convince the suspect to exit the residence, but he refused. After approximately two and a half hours, officers entered the residence and were able to take the suspect into custody. Police say this is an ongoing investigation and the identity of the suspect will be released at a later time.

 

TRAFFIC SHIFT PLANNED FOR US ROUTE 24 TODAY

Drivers who travel U.S. Route 24 in Chariton County should be prepared for traffic shifts and stopped traffic at the Palmer Creek Bridge deck replacement project near Brunswick this week.

In early August, the westbound lane of U.S. Route 24 at Palmer Creek was closed, and traffic shifted to one lane on the eastbound side of the bridge, to allow for the replacement of the bridge’s driving surface and deck. With the westbound deck now complete, traffic will be shifted to the westbound lane while crews replace the eastbound driving surface and deck. Temporary traffic signals will continue to be used to direct motorists through the work zone. The traffic shift will begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, and should be complete by 4 p.m. the same day. During the shift, concrete barricades will be moved from one side of the road to the other and traffic may be stopped briefly. Motorists should expect delays. This single-lane work zone is expected to remain in place through Dec. 23, when the project is expected to be complete. All work is weather dependent, and schedules are subject to change.

 

MAN KILLED, WOMAN INJURED IN TUESDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

A man was killed and a woman was injured in an accident that occurred at 10:35am Tuesday in Lewis County.  The patrol says that 76 year old Raymond Reid of Jefferson, TX was on US 61 when his truck hydroplaned off the right side of the roadway, struck a rock bluff and overturned.  He was taken to Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL where he died from his injuries a short time later.  Meanwhile his passenger, 72 year old Elan Reid of Cedar Rapids, IA was also taken to Blessing Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

CARROLLTON DRIVER HURT IN MONDAY AFTERNOON WRECK

A Carrollton driver was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck that happened at 12:55pm Monday in Carroll County.  State troopers report that 31 year old Timothy Lightfoot was on US 65 when he attempted to overtake another vehicle and lost control, causing his car to travel off the road and overturned.  He was taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

 

GRUNDY COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AWARDED GRANT

Grundy county emergency management was awarded a department of Homeland security grant recently. Glen Briggs said the funding was provided for the purchase of additional CERT packs and supplies. Grundy county's community emergency response team is a group of volunteer citizens who are trained in supporting the local community and first responders during times of need, such as during community events or following a serious disaster. If you would like to know more about the program or are interested in joining the community emergency response team in Grundy County, you are encouraged to call 660 359 4040 extension 2251for more information.

 

MSHP: PLEASE INCLUDE SAFETY IN YOUR PLANS FOR HALLOWEEN

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, encourages everyone to have a safe Halloween.Halloween isn’t just for children. Many adults enjoy dressing up and visiting haunted houses or attending gatherings of friends. If you are driving to a costume party, make sure your costume doesn’t hamper your vision. If you attend a Halloween party that includes alcohol, designate a sober driver for the trip home. Alcohol, even in small amounts, slows reaction time and dulls the senses. Driving after you've had alcohol could have a sad and possibly deadly result. All drivers should stay alert when driving on Halloween. Young children excited by Halloween could dart in front of a vehicle. Slow down and drive with extra caution.  Motorists picking up and dropping off trick-or-treaters may result in an increase in the number of vehicles on the road, therefore affecting traffic patterns. Please be courteous and stay alert for trick-or-treaters of all ages. Distracted drivers are dangerous drivers─when you’re driving, keep your eyes on the road, not on your phone! Parents, please remind children to approach only familiar houses that are well lighted. Talk with them about never entering a stranger’s house or vehicle. Consider trick-or-treating with your children for their safety and because it’s a fun way to spend an evening. Give some thought to safety when choosing a costume. Consider using make-up rather than wearing a mask, which can obstruct a child's vision making it difficult to see an oncoming car. A light-colored costume is easier for drivers to see at night and adding reflective tape to dark costumes makes them visible. Flame resistant costumes are the best ones. Trick-or-treaters are reminded to watch for traffic while they are out and about this Halloween. Remember to look both ways when crossing the street. Use sidewalks wherever possible when you're walking around a neighborhood. Please trick-or-treat while it is light outside. If you do go out after dark, increase your visibility by using a flashlight. An adult should always accompany small children, and older children should stay in groups.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol hopes you have a safe, happy Halloween!

MANDATORY CWD SAMPLING NOVEMBER 12TH & 13TH  

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer hunters that it will be holding mandatory CWD sampling during opening weekend of the November portion of firearms season, Nov. 12 and 13, for hunters who harvest deer in 34 of 38 MDC CWD Management Zone counties. CWD is a deadly, infectious disease in deer and other members of the deer family (cervids) that eventually kills all animals it infects. There is no vaccine or cure. CWD can be spread from direct deer-to-deer contact, through improper disposal of deer carcasses, and through the environment by deer contacting infectious material from other deer. Hunters play a critical role in helping MDC find and manage the disease by having their deer tested and following carcass-movement restrictions and other CWD regulations. Learn more at mdc.mo.gov/cwd.

 




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October 25, 2022

FIRE IN MEXICO MONDAY MORNING

Monday morning at 11:38 am, Mexico Department of Public Safety was called to the 900 block of South Olive regarding a residential fire.  The first arriving officers found smoke coming from the second floor. The fire was located in a bedroom and  extinguished with damage to the second floor bedroom, and smoke throughout the home. The fire appeared to have started in the bedroom. The investigation continues.There were no injuries reported.

ONE PERSON AVOIDS INJURY AFTER ESCAPING BURNING CAMPER FIRE EARLY MONDAY MORNING

One person avoided injury after escaping an RV fire early Monday morning in Scotland County.  According to John Garlock of KTVO the blaze was reported shortly before 4am Monday at The Catfish Place Fairgrounds, one mile southwest of Arbela in Scotland County.  The report states that when crews arrived at the scene along Highway 136, a fifth-wheel camper was fully engulfed in flames.  The Scotland County Fire Department quickly put out the fire.  The only person in the RV was evaluated by emergency medical personnel on the scene and did not have any apparent injuries.  Investigators said it appears the fire was started by some sort of electrical problem. 

DRIVERS INJURED IN ST. CHARLES COUNTY ACCIDENT

Both drivers were injured in an accident that occurred at around 3:45am Monday in St. Charles County.  The patrol says that 57 year old Glenn Frasca of Weldon Spring was on Highway 94 and stopped at a steady red signal as 64 year old Lori Taylor of St. Charles tried to avoid his car but her car struck his car in the rear.  She sustained moderate injuries and was taken to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment, while the man was taken to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for treatment of minor injuries.

MAN HURT IN EARLY MONDAY MORNING WRECK

A man was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck early Monday morning in Franklin County.  The Highway Patrol reports that the wreck happened at 5:45am Monday as 32 year old Sean Walker of Gerald, MO was on US 50 when a deer ran into the path of his truck and he struck it.  He was taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington for treatment of minor injuries.




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October 24, 2022

ONE MAN DEAD AFTER CRASH IN SHELBY COUNTY

Two people were ejected and the driver is dead after the vehicle they were in was struck from behind  at 6:51 pm Friday night in Shelby County. It happened on US 36, one mile east of Lentner. 47 year old Jerry R. Fifer of Shelbina was eastbound when his car struck an eastbound pickup driven by 64 year old Charles E. Craig of Clarence. The impact caused the Craig pickup to travel off the roadway and struck an embankment, causing both occupants, Craig and a passenger, identified as 50 year old Constance S. Romanetto of Clarence to be ejected.Craig was pronounced deceased at the scene a short time after the crash. Romanetto had serious injuries and was flown by MU One to University Hospital in Columbia. Fifer’s auto went off the north side of the road and came to rest in a field. He was transported by ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital with minor injuries. The online arrest report indicated Pifer was arrested on pending charges of DWI causing death of another, DWI causing serious physical injury, DWI-alcohol and careless and imprudent driving involving an accident.

MAN AND WOMAN KILLED IN ST. CHARLES COUNTY INCIDENT

A man and a woman from West Des Moines, IA were killed in an early Sunday morning incident in St. Charles County.  The patrol says that the incident happened at 2:20am Sunday on westbound I-70 as 55 year old Larry Larsen of O’Fallon, MO was driving in a careless and imprudent manner and following another vehicle too closely and struck that vehicle from behind. That car was driven by 59 year old Steven Anderson. When Larson’s auto struck Anderson’s car, a passenger in that vehicle, 61 year old Kristi Anderson was ejected. The two cars continued westbound before traveling off the roadway into an embankment and Anderson’s car overturned and he was also ejected. Both Steven and Kristi Anderson were pronounced dead at the scene.

MARSHALL MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN HOWARD COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Marshall man was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at around 5:50pm Saturday in Howard County.  The patrol says that 40 year old Jeffrey Pond was on MO 87 when his motorcycle traveled off the left side of the roadway and overturned.  He was flown to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.

BEVIER DRIVER HURT IN MACON COUNTY WRECK

36 year old Calvin Wilson of Bevier was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck that occurred at 1am Sunday in Macon County.  State troopers said that he was riding his ATV on Indigo Road, 4 miles north of College Mound when it ran off the left side of the road and overturned.  He sustained moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to University Medical Center in Columbia for treatment.

TIP INVESTIGATION LEADS TO TWO ARRESTS IN KIRKSVILLE

Two were taken into custody in Kirksville Thursday, one after running from officers. KTVO reports kust before noon Thursday, officers were investigating a tip about suspicious activity at a residence in the 800 block of North Walnut. They had information that Michael T. Adams, who had warrants for his arrest, was inside the residence. Officers contacted the resident and a search of the home was initiated. Adams was found hiding inside a closet and taken into custody for failure to obey a judge’s order on an original charge of receiving stolen property. During a search of the home, officers found Douglas G. Miller hiding in a garage.Miller fled on foot into a nearby wooded area. KPD officers, with the assistance from Adair County sheriff’s deputies, set up a perimeter. The Macon County Sheriff’s Office was contacted and a sergeant responded with his K9. The dog was able to track Miller in the wooded area. He was taken into custody on outstanding Adair County warrants for failure to appear on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and municipal animal ordinances.

FIRES BURN & THREATEN HOMES, BUSINESSES & MORE OVER THE WEEKEND – BURN BANS ISSUED

Fire Departments from across the state were extremely busy over the weekend. Dry and windy conditions contributed to a 3500 acre fire that destroyed numerous homes, and vehicles in the small community of Woolridge in Cooper county. Fire departments were called from several regions to assist according to the State Fire Marshalls office, and, in addition to destroyed property, several injuries have also been reported statewide. As several other communities across our state are dealing with or have been dealing with grass/brush fires over the last several days, you are asked to PLEASE DO NOT DO ANY OUTSIDE BURNING! Interstate 70 had to be closed in both the Eastbound and Westbound lanes due to severe visibility issues from smoke which affected traffic in both Boone and Cooper Counties. The interstate was shut down for sometime in both directions between Mile Marker 115 near Rocheport to Mile Marker 101 at Boonville and that also includes the Missouri River Bridge at Rocheport. The Interstate is now back open in both directions of travel. In Columbia, Blue Ridge Road was shut down between Rangeline Street and Providence Road for a large natural cover fire over the weekend according to Columbia Police. Several communities started issuing burn bans due to the dry conditions, low humidity and very windy conditions.. In Linn County, Authority of Linn County Commission, Linn County Emergency Management and Linn County Sheriff:A BURN BAN for Linn County has been issued effective IMMEDIATELY on October 22, 2022 at 7:30 P.M. Due to current dry and windy conditions, outdoor burning of any type is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, trash barrels, bonfires, campfires, controlled burns, etc. The ban will remain in effect until further notice.

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOTS FIRED AND SHOOTINGS

Columbia Police responded to a report of shots fired at approximately 9 a.m. on Saturday in the 3900 block of Clark Lane. Officers learned an adult male suspect caused a disturbance inside a business. As the suspect was leaving, he fired a single shot at an employee. No injuries were reported. Through the investigation responding officers located a suspect vehicle and detained three persons of interest. This is still an on-going investigation and Police say if anyone has any information related to this incident they call the PD at 573-874-7652. To provide information without your name, number or other identifying information, call CrimeStoppers at 573-875-8477. At approximately 11:30 p.m Friday. Columbia Police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Hitt and Locust. Officers arrived on scene and located one adult male victim with apparent gunshot wounds. Officers administered first aid to the victim until he was transported by EMS to a local hospital. Officers then learned that two other adult male victims had been admitted to a local hospital with gunshot wounds. Investigation into the shootings continue.

MONTGOMERY COUNT Y SHERIFF’S REPORT

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The Sheriff’s Department would like to thank everyone who assisted in locating the owner of the 1980 Caterpillar 955L Track Loader that was abandoned off of Mabry Road. The track loader was unloaded at the wrong location and has been returned to the rightful owner.

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October 21, 2022

 

 

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN WEDNESDAY EVENING ACCIDENT

A man was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 5:30pm Wednesday in Pettis County.  MSHP said that 31 year old Brian Rayl of Green Ridge, MO was on Easter Road when his truck traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned, ejecting him from it.  He was transported by Life Flight to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.

 

DRIVER HURT IN CALLAWAY COUNTY WRECK

A Laddonia driver was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck early Thursday morning in Callaway County.  The patrol says that it happened at 6:10am Thursday when 61 year old Mark Bertels went off the right side of the road on Route N, he overcorrected, causing his car to run off the left side of the roadway and overturned.  He refused treatment at the scene for minor injuries. 

 

TROY MAN INJURED IN EARLY THURSDAY MORNING CRASH

A Troy man was injured in an early Thursday morning crash in Lincoln County.  43 year old Todd Tiefenthaler sustained moderate injuries and was taken to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment.  State troopers report that the crash occurred at 6:55am Thursday as he was on Highway B when his truck ran off the right side of the road, he overcorrected, which caused it to overturn. 

 

SCHUYLER COUNTY MAN DEAD AFTER BEING THROWN FROM HORSE

KTVO reports a northeast Missouri man is dead following an accident on a Schuyler County farm. The Schuyler County Sheriff said Menno Schwartz Jr., 22, was killed Sunday afternoon when he was thrown from a horse at the Schwartz residence on Route J, southeast of Queen City. It was reported just before 2:45 p.m. and the Sheriff said Schwartz landed on his head and could not be revived. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Schuyler County coroner and his death has been ruled an accident. His funeral was held Thursday.

 

CAPITAL DOME LIGHTED PINK IN RECOGNITION OF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Governor Mike Parson has ordered the Missouri State Capitol dome to shine pink on Friday, October 21, 2022, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  

The dome will light up pink at sunset today and remain lit until sunrise. The color pink commemorates those lost to breast cancer, breast cancer survivors, those battling the disease, and medical professionals and researchers. Breast cancer accounts for one-third of all cancers diagnosed among women in Missouri and is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women behind lung cancer. Approximately one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. On average, nearly 6,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year in Missouri women. The National Breast Cancer Foundation recognizes October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month each year to increase awareness of the disease and promote early detection through breast cancer screening. In Missouri, the Show Me Healthy Women program offers free breast and cervical cancer screenings for Missouri women who meet age, income, and insurance guidelines.  At this time, there is no guaranteed way to prevent breast cancer for women who are at average risk. This is why screening by mammography, clinic breast examination, and breast self-examination are so important.




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October 20, 2022

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER ASSAULTED WHILE INVESTIGATING DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE IN MEXICO

On Monday, October 17, 2022 at 6:26 pm, Mexico Department of Public Safety was called to Monroe Street for a report of a domestic disturbance.  The first arriving officer was speaking with the female victim, when the other party walked away. The second arriving officer found the suspect, Brandon Green, at a parking lot on Monroe, a short time later. During the ensuing discussion, Green tried to run away with the officer attempting to stop him. Green assaulted the officer and jumped into a car owned by a citizen who was assisting the officer and left the scene. Green returned to his own home where he left the stolen car and drove away in his own car. Green was later apprehended on Interstate 70 by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and returned to Audrain County Jail, where he was booked and held. He is charged with Domestic Assault 3rd, Assault of a Law Enforcement Officer, Tampering with a Motor Vehicle, and Resisting Arrest. The officer was treated at the scene and released. Mexico Public Safety expressed thanks to the citizen who assisted the officer and remained until more help arrived, along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol for the apprehension on Brandon Green.

RESIDENTIAL FIRE IN MEXICO MONDAY MORNING

Monday morning, October 17, 2022 at 8:02 am, Mexico Department of Public Safety was called to the 400 block of Harvard regarding a residential fire. The first arriving officers found smoke coming from the living room of the house. The fire was extinguished with damage to the living floor, and smoke throughout the home. The fire appeared to have started in the area around the fireplace. There were no injuries reported.

HOUSE NEAR LAPLATA DISTROYED BY FIRE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

KTVO reports Firefighters from LaPlata, Atlanta, Adair County and Kirksville battled a late-afternoon fire near LaPlata on Wednesday..  It happened at a residence, about seven miles west of La Plata at 12184 Flagpole Avenue The unoccupied house was owned by Richard and Sharron Burns who said they had been cutting down a tree in the yard and burning it. The flames then spread to another tree and to the house. The house was fully engulfed by flames and a total loss. No injuries wer reported.

NEARLY TWO DOZEN VEHICLES IN KIRKSVILLLE DAMAGED

KTVO’s John Garlock reported nearly two dozen cars and trucks in Kirksville had a window shot out with a BB gun this week. Kirksville Deputy Police Chief Justin Jones said the crimes happened in the overnight hours of Monday into Tuesday and Tuesday into Wednesday. Many of the victims live on streets near the Truman State University campus, including High, Pierce, Patterson and Line. Police said they don't know if the person or persons responsible were on foot or shooting from a vehicle. Kirksville Police have already taken 15 reports of damage. Investigators encourage everyone to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity and report it to police immediately.

TWO HURT IN RANDOLPH COUNTY ACCIDENT

Two people from Clark, MO were hurt in an accident that occurred around 12:45pm Wednesday in Randolph County.  The patrol says that 31 year old Jennifer Baier was on Highway 63 when she pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by 41 year old Matthew Mauzey of Brookfield and they collided.  Both the woman, and her passenger, a 4 year old boy were taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of minor injuries.

WOMEN INJURED IN WEDNESDAY MORNING WRECK

Two women from Brumley, MO were injured in a two-vehicle wreck that occurred at 8:35am Wednesday in Miller County.  The patrol says that 33 year old Monica Moranda was on MO 42 when she attempted to negotiate a left turn into the path of a truck driven by 23 year old Brooke Patton and her car was struck by the truck.  Patton sustained moderate injuries while Moranda suffered minor injuries.  Both were taken to Lake Regional Hospital for treatment.

MAN HURT IN ST. CHARLES COUNTY CRASH

A Creve Coeur man was hurt in a Wednesday morning crash in St. Charles County.  The crash happened at 9:40am Wednesday as state troopers said that 60 year old Craig Larsen was on US 61 when his van ran off the right side of the road and into an embankment, began overturning and struck a bank of trees before coming to rest on its top.  He was transported by St. Charles County EMS to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment of minor injuries.




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October 19, 2022 

 

TWO BOWLING GREEN RESIDENTS KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH

The Highway Patrol said two people died in a single vehicle crash in Lincoln County at 8:12 AM Tuesday morning. It happened on US 61, north of Adams Road. 56 year old Gregory S. Eason of Bowling Green was southbound when his auto ran off the left side of the roadway, crossed the center median, crossed the northbound lanes, became airborne, and struck a ditch causing the driver and a passenger to be ejected.  The passenger was identified as 57 year old Kimberly A. Giggs of Bowling Green. She was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS personnel. Eason, the driver, was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital South where he was pronounced deceased at 10:11 AM.

 

TWO VEHICLES COLLIDE IN RANDOLPH COUNTY TUESDAY

The Patrol reports a 30 year old Moberly woman had moderate injuries when two vehicles collided on US 63, 1 mile east of Renick at 5:55 p.m. Monday. The patrol’s report said Michelle B. Cullifer was eastbound and failed to yield. Her car travelled into the path of a westbound pickup driven by 60 year old Mark A. Palmer of Moberly. Palmer was not injured. Culllifer was to seek her own medical treatment. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Department and Randolph Volunteer Fire Department assisted.  Palmer was later placed on a 24 hour hold and transported to the Randolph County Jail. He’s been charged with DWI, involving alcohol as a persistent offender, a felony. In addition, he’s also facing a felony leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash with physical injury. Failure to stop at a stop sign and driving while revoked.

 

PARIS MAN ARRESTED IN LINCOLN COUNTY FOR DWI

The patrol reports the arrest of 21 year old Rodrigo Estrada-Hernandez Monday morning shortly after 8am in Lincoln County. He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and was later released from the Lincoln County Jail.

 

WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN MONDAY NIGHT WRECK

A Winfield woman was seriously injured in a one-vehicle wreck that occurred at 8:10pm Monday in Lincoln County.  MSHP reports that 55 year old Ramona Hess was on Highway 47 when she failed to negotiate a turn, causing her vehicle to run off the right side of the road and overturned.  She was transported by ambulance to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis with serious injuries.

 

MACON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT DRIVE-THRU FLU CLINICS

The Macon County Health Department in Macon announces their drive-thru flu  and Covid vaccine clinics scheduled for this week around the area.  On Wednesday they will hold one from 10am to 12pm at the Bevier Baseball Field in Bevier and also one from 3pm to 5pm outside the Atlanta Community Building in Atlanta.  On Thursday they will hold one from 3pm to 5pm at the East Side of the LaPlata Park. 

If you plan to get the flu vaccine




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October 18, 2022 


FREEZE WARNING Along & South of US 36 through 10 AM

HIGH FIRE DANGER This Afternoon due to Dry & Windy Condition

Unseasonably Cold Today & Tomorrow - Warmer by the Weekend

 

LIVINGSTON COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS FULTON BURLARY SUSPECT HELD AT GUN POINT BY VICTIM UNTIL AUTHORITIES ARRIVED 

On October 03 about 4:36 a.m. Livingston County Sheriff's Office was notified of people stealing a van in the 9000 block of Highway 190.  The Sheriff’s office soon learned the property owner was holding a person at gun point who was illegally on the property and believed to have been involved with the vehicle theft. John Andrew Orton, 34, Fulton, was taken into custody by the Sheriff’s office and claimed to have a flat tire and pulled onto the property. He initially refused to identify who was with him that allegedly stole the van.  Orton's vehicle contained several stolen items owned by the victim of the auto theft.  Additional evidence stolen from the property owner was also located near the vehicle with the "flat tire".  Mr. Orton claims all the property in the vehicle is his and not the crime victims.  The Sheriff’s Department processed a building on the property which was burglarized during this incident.  The van and other contents have not yet been recovered, but suspected to have gone to the St. Joseph area. Orton is on parole in Missouri for felony Drug Violation and Resisting Arrest.  He was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Jail has since been charged in Livingston County Associate Court with alleged Burglary-2nd degree and Tampering with Motor Vehicle.  Orton remains incarcerated in lieu of bond. The investigation continues.

 

MEXICO MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN AUDRAIN COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Mexico man was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 6:35am Monday in Audrain County.  The patrol says that 46 year old Bobby Norris was on US 54 when his truck traveled off the left side of the roadway, struck an embankment, a MoDOT sign and overturned, ejecting him from the truck.  He was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.

 

DRIVER HURT IN EARLY MONDAY MORNING CRASH

A driver from Lonedell, MO was hurt in an early Monday morning crash in Franklin County.  MSHP says that the crash happened at 5:40am Monday as 21 year old Jacob Fritz of Lonedell was passing another vehicle and sideswiped a car driven by 23 year old Elle Barnett of Dittmer, MO, causing his vehicle to travel off the left side of the road, strike a fence and overturned.  He was taken to Mercy Hospital South for treatment of minor injuries. 

 

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SUNDAY NIGHT WRECK

A St. Charles man was seriously injured in a one-vehicle wreck that occurred at around 8:15pm Sunday in St. Charles County.  The patrol says that 29 year old Ethan Schafer was on Missouri 370 when he lost control and his automobile ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned.  He was transported by Arch Helicopter to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries.

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY DRUG TAKE BACK QUICKLY APPROACHING

The Randolph County Sheriff’s Department recently posted a reminder on Social Media that the Randolph County Drug Take Back Day will be held on Saturday, October 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have any unused or unwanted prescriptions you need to dispose of, you can drop them off at the Moberly Police Department at 200 North Clark Street or at Sam’s Health Mart, 530 East Highway 24 in Moberly. Again, that day is Saturday, October 29th from 10a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

MOBERLY FALL PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES START TODAY

The Moberly School District Fall Parent Teacher Conferences start today from 4 pm to 7 pm for the Early Childhood Learning Center. Tomorrow from 4 to 7 , North Park, South Park and Gratz Brown Elementary Schools will hold conferences. Conferences for the Moberly Middle School, Moberly High School, North Central Regional Schools at East Park and the Moberly Area Technical Center will also be held Wednesday from 3 to 6:3o pm. If you have any questions regarding the conferences, contact the school your child attends. All Moberly Public Schools will be closed on Friday, October 21st.

 

HARRISBURG COMMUNITY NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a neighborhood watch meeting for the Harrisburg area. Interested individuals are invited to join the Sheriff’s office at the Harrisburg High School Student Commons Tuesday, October 18th at 7 p.m. to learn techniques you can use to identify and reduce crime in the community.

                                                                                                                                                                                          

PUBLIC INVITED TO OPEN HOUSE AT GRAHAM CAVE STATE PARK ON OCTOBER 30TH

Graham Cave State Park will hold an informational open house from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. The Public is invited to attend and provide input and comments and to ask questions to Missouri State Parks Team members who will be on hand about the park and its operations. The same day, visitors can see the bicentennial quilt on display from 9 a.m. to noon and from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. The Raptors in the Park program will start at 10 a.m. This program, a partnership with World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis, features live birds of prey on display and presentations highlighting the importance of these birds in our environment. Guests are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the program, which will presented on the grass in front of Graham Cave. The program highlights how raptors differ from other birds, where they live, how they hunt, their role in nature and much more. For the safety of the raptors, no pets will be permitted at the program. Following the open house, a guided hike and historical program will leave from the visitor center at 2:30 p.m. The cave is accessible from the Lower Picnic Area via the paved Graham Cave Trail.  Graham Cave State Park is located at 217 Highway TT, two miles west of Danville. For more information, contact the park at 573-564-3476.

October 14, 2022

 

CALLAWAY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PATROLS AND INVESTIGATIONS CONTINUE TO YIELD FELONY ARRESTS

This past Friday, the Callaway County Sheriff’s Department issued a news release regarding recent felony arrests made by Callaway County Deputies.

 

ARRESTED PERSON INFORMATION

·        Traveon Taylor, 31, of Saint Louis, MO

·        Yalani Cowan, 21, of Junction City, KS

·        Mathieu Hose, 41, of Columbia, MO

·        Eric Smith, 41, of Columbia, MO

·        Daniel Pittman, 30, of Columbia, MO

·        Wally Spencer, 46, of Portland, MO

·        Daniel Nash, age 49, of Fulton, MO

·        Rebecca Webb, 44, of Williamsburg, MO

·        Caroline Elliott, 43, of Fulton, MO

·        John Harris, 44, of Fulton, MO

·        Daniel Nash, 49, of Fulton, MO

·        Bradley Hodges, 32, Mexico, MO

·        Devin Page, 20, of Portland, MO

·        Timothy Brauner, 31, of Fulton, MO

·        Xavier Robinson, 26, Columbia, MO

·        Lucas Vaught, 41, of Holts Summit, MO

·        Brian Wood, 32, of Jefferson City, MO

·        Emmitt Webb, 26, of Williamsburg, MO

·        Mark Regnier, 42, of Rolla, MO

·        Isac Snider, 21, of Holts Summit, MO

 

DETAILS REGARDING ARRESTS

·        On September 15, 2022, the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office received information as to a disturbance at the 151mm on I-70. During the investigation deputies contacted Traveon Taylor, age 31, of Saint Louis, MO. Taylor attempted to deceive the deputy as to his identity. Taylor was eventually identified and found to have a Department of Corrections parole warrant with the original charges of a Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (Felon in Possession). Taylor was also found to be in possession of a controlled substance (heroin). Taylor was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later transferred to the Missouri Department of Corrections for state parole violations.

·        On September 18, 2022, at 3:45 PM, a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputy was proactively patrolling the area of I-70 near the 145mm. During the course of the proactive patrol, the deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. During the investigation Yalani Cowan, 21, of Junction City, KS. was subsequently arrested for Felony Delivery of a Controlled Substance (marijuana) and Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine). Cowan was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later posted bond.

·        On September 20, 2022, at approximately 9:08 AM, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a criminal investigation in the Millersburg area. During the course of the investigation, deputies arrested Mathieu Hose, 41, of Columbia, MO for Misdemeanor Stealing at a local business. Hose was also found to be in possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Hose was arrested, transported to the Callaway County Jail, and later released with summons for later Court appearance.

·        On September 21, 2022 at approximately 4:31 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 500 block of Amerihost Drive in Fulton regarding a kidnapping investigation that was actively being investigated by the Columbia Police Department. During this investigation deputies arrested Eric Smith, 41, of Columbia, MO. reference a Boone County felony warrant. Additionally four juveniles were taken into protective custody and later released to Children's Division. Deputies were assisted by the Columbia Police Department and Smith was transferred to their custody regarding the Boone County warrant. Two other adult females were detained and transferred to Columbia Police Department's custody.

·        On September 23, 2022, at approximately 4:13 PM, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted the MUSTANG drug task force with an ongoing narcotics investigation. During the course of this investigation deputies stopped a vehicle occupied by Daniel Pittman, 30, of Columbia, MO. Pittman was arrested for three counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance. Pittman was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and posted a bond of $150,000.

·        On September 25, 2022, at approximately 3:09 AM, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted an investigation in the area of Main Cross Street in Portland, MO. During this investigation deputies determined two vehicles had been shot, one of which was occupied during the shooting. Later in the afternoon deputies, assisted by the Fulton Police Department and Cole County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant as the result of an ongoing investigation. Wally Spencer, 46, of Portland, MO was ultimately arrested for several felony offenses including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, two counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon - Subsection 9 (shooting into a vehicle), Resisting Arrest for a Felony, Armed Criminal Action and several misdemeanor offenses. Spencer remains in the Callaway County Jail, without bond, pending later Court bond review.

·        On September 24, 2022 at approximately 6:27 PM, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded for a reported disturbance in the 5000 block of Red Maples Ln. outside of Fulton, MO. During the investigation deputies contacted Daniel Nash, age 49, of Fulton, MO. Deputies developed probable cause to arrest Nash for Domestic Assault 3rd (Felony). Nash resisted arrest and was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later posted a bond.

·        On September 27, 2022 at approximately 10:12 PM, a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputy was proactively patrolling the area of the 4300 block of State Road JJ near Calwood. During the course of the proactive patrol, the deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. During the investigation Rebecca Webb, 44, of Williamsburg, MO. was subsequently arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine). Webb was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later posted bond.

·        On September 29, 2022 at approximately 1:03 AM, a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputy was proactively patrolling the area of the County Road 123 near Calwood. During the course of the proactive patrol, the deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. During the investigation Caroline Elliott, 43, of Fulton, MO was subsequently arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine). Elliott was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later posted bond.

·        On September 29, 2022, at 12:00 PM, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted an investigation in the area of Green Meadows outside of Fulton. During the course of the investigation, deputies arrested John Harris, 44, of Fulton, MO. reference a felony Cole County warrant for charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Harris was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later transferred to the Cole County Jail.

·        On September 29, 2022, at 12:00 PM, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted an investigation in the area of the 5000 block of Red Maples Ln. outside Fulton, MO. During the course of the investigation, deputies arrested Daniel Nash, 49, of Fulton, MO. reference a Department of Corrections parole warrant for the original charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance (four counts). Nash was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later transferred to the Department of Corrections.

·        On October 2, 2022 at approximately 1:07 AM a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputy was proactively patrolling the 7400 block of State Road Z in the Calwood area. During the course of the proactive patrol the deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Deputies located Bradley Hodges, 32, Mexico, MO. inside the vehicle. Hodges was wanted for felony charges of Domestic Assault 3rd (three counts) and Tampering with Victim in a Felony Prosecution. These charges were stemming from a disturbance reported on September 9, 2022. Hodges remains in the Callaway County Jail, without bond, pending later Court bond review.

·        On October 5, 2022 at approximately 6:52 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Devin Page, 20, of Portland, MO. for felony stealing. The previous day deputies investigated a theft from a commercial business where Page was employed. Page was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later released with summons for later Court appearance.

·        On October 6, 2022 at approximately 5:45 AM Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies were assisting the MUSTANG drug task force and were preparing to execute a narcotics related search warrant in the 600 block of Vine Street in Fulton, MO. Just prior to execution of the search warrant surveillance near the residence observed a white male, later identified as Timothy Brauner, 31, of Fulton, MO. walking in the shadows of a house not related to the search warrant. As deputies arrived in the area to execute the search warrant they observed Brauner was now creeping onto a porch. Brauner attempted to flee on a bicycle and was taken into custody. Brauner was found to have methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a ski mask and latex gloves along with other items in his possession. Brauner was booked into the Callaway County Jail on charges of Possession of Burglary Tools, Trespassing 1st, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana under 10 grams. Brauner remains in custody with a court set $50,000 cash only bond.

·        On October 6, at approximately 9:30 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Xavier Robinson, 26, Columbia, MO. regarding a felony warrant for Stealing over $750. Robinson's arrest stems from a stealing investigation at a local business in the 1800 block of Old Highway 40 (Millersburg / Stephens area) reported on January 10, 2022. Robinson remains in the Callaway County Jail.

·        On October 6, at approximately 2:23 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Lucas Vaught, 41, of Holts Summit, MO. regarding a felony Callaway County warrant for Burglary 2nd. Vaught's warrant stems from a burglary investigation at a commercial business in the New Bloomfield area on February 28, 2022. Vaught was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later posted bond.

·        On October 7, at approximately 6:50 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Brian Wood, 32, of Jefferson City, MO. regarding a felony Callaway County warrant for Burglary 2nd. Wood's warrant stems from a burglary investigation at a commercial business in the New Bloomfield area on February 28, 2022. Wood was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later posted bond.

·        On October 7, at approximately 9:30 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office responded to a reported domestic disturbance involving a firearm being discharged in the 9000 block of Sioux Trail (Williamsburg area). During the investigation Emmitt Webb, 26, of Williamsburg, MO. was arrested for felony offenses of Unlawful Possession Of A Firearm, Unlawful Use Of Weapon - exhibiting (two counts), Armed Criminal Action, Domestic Assault - 4th Degree (three counts). Webb remains in the Callaway County Jail, without bond, pending later Court bond review.

·        On October 12, at approximately 1:30 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Mark Regnier, 42, of Rolla, MO. for Stalking 1st in the 8000 block of State Road O, Fulton, MO. Regnier's arrest stems from an investigation started on September 26, 2022 involving a stalking offense that occurred on County Road 4031 in the Holts Summit area. Regnier remains in the Callaway County Jail.

·        On October 10, 2022, at 3:53 PM, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted an investigation in the 11000 block of County Road 4012, Holts Summit, MO. During the course of the investigation, deputies arrested Isac Snider, 21, of Holts Summit, MO reference a felony Callaway County warrant for charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Additionally, Snider had a misdemeanor Callaway warrant for charges of Resisting Arrest, Driving While Revoked, Domestic Assault 4th. Harris was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later transferred to the Callaway County Jail and later released per a Judge’s order.




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October 17, 2022 

 

SHOTS FIRED CALL LEADS TO ARREST BY COLUMBIA POLICE

Columbia Police responded to a report of shots fired in the 200 block of E Texas Ave at around 3 a.m. on Oct. 16. Officers arrived at the scene and found evidence shots had been fired. They located no victims but observed gunshot damage to a vehicle. Officers later learned that an adult female with gunshot wounds, Laronya Brown, 25, of Columbia, was admitted to a local hospital. Witness testimony, video evidence and statements from Brown led to her being identified as the suspect. Brown was arrested for first-degree domestic assault, first-degree assault, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon and tampering with a motor vehicle. She is now in custody at the Boone County Jail. Earlier in the weekend, Police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Sinclair Road and West Nifong Boulevard. Officers who were in the area for unrelated reasons reported hearing approximately four shots.  Upon responding to the scene, officers located a collision involving two vehicles. Officers also located an adult male with apparent non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Officers with the Columbia Police Department and deputies with the Boone County Sheriff's Office provided the victim with medical attention until EMS arrived to transport him to a local hospital. Police indicated they have no suspect information to release at this time.  If anyone has information related to this incident, please contact the PD at 573.874.7652. Or call CrimeStoppers at 573.875.8477 to give information without providing your name, number or other identifying information.

 

SUSPECT ARRESTED AT SCENE AFTER BROOKFIELD MAN STABBED IN CHARITON COUNTY

Thursday night, October 13, 2022 at approximately 6:01 p.m., Chariton County Sheriff’s Department Deputies responded to the 17000 block of Highway 5 for a report of an injured person.

Upon arrival, a deputy located a 22 year old male of Brookfield, MO, in a car parked near the intersection of Highway 5 and D. The male victim was suffering from what appeared to be a stab wound in the abdomen. The victim was transported by Air Evac to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A deputy detained Jesse A. Brock, age 24, of Springfield, MO at the scene. During the course of the investigation Brock was identified as the alleged suspect of the assault. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Chariton County Jail and placed on a 24 hour hold. On Friday, October 14, 2022, the Chariton County Prosecuting Attorney charged Brock with Assault 1st Degree Or Attempt - Serious Physical Injury Or Special Victim, and Armed Criminal Action. Brock's warrant is a No Bond. The Chariton County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Linn County Sheriff's Department, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

 

NARCOTIC RELATED SEARCH WARRANT RESULTS IN DRUG BUST IN VANDALIA

This past Friday, October 14, 2022, during the early morning hours members of the Audrain County Sheriff's Office and the East Central Drug Task Force executed a narcotic related search warrant along West Woodlawn in Vandalia.  During the search, roughly 50 grams of Methamphetamine and 224 grams of Marijuana were seized. The resident, Robert Kohl, 62, was arrested and formally charged with Possession of Drugs with Intent to Distribute. He remains in the Audrain County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.


HANNIBAL MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP

Hannibal Officers conducted a traffic stop late last week at Warren Barrett Drive and Industrial Loop Road on a vehicle driven by 52 year old Gary M. George of Hannibal. George had been under surveillance for several weeks by authorities.  As the vehicle was coming to a stop, police say a large bag containing what is believed to be methamphetamine was thrown from the vehicle. The bag was recovered and George was arrested. He was being held in the Marion County jail at last report and charged with possession of a controlled substance. His bond is set at $50,000 cash only.

 

MEADVILLE DRIVER AND PASSENGER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN PLATTE COUNTY WRECK

Troopers say two people had serious injuries in a single vehicle crash in Plate County at 7:30 pm Sunday night at the MO 152 Entrance Ramp to I-435 when a vehicle driven by 65 year old Danny D. McIntrye travelled off the roadway, went airborne and struck an embankment. McIntyre was transported by EMS to North Kansas City Hospital while a passenger, 24 year old Lauren E. McCracken of Cadet, MO was transported to KU Medical Center for treatment. McIntyre was also charged with felony Driving While Intoxicated.

 

TWO HURT IN SUNDAY MORNING CRASH

A woman and a 3 year old boy both from New London, MO were hurt in a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 8:50am Sunday in Ralls County.  The patrol says that 24 year old Patricia Thornton was on Route T when her automobile ran off the road, struck two road signs and a tree.  Both were transported by ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

 

ATLANTA DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN MACON COUNTY ACCIDENT

An Atlanta driver was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 10:30pm last Thursday in Macon County.  State troopers said that 20 year old Tucker Waddle was on Route J when his truck traveled off the left side of the roadway, struck a road sign and an embankment before coming to rest in a creek.  He sustained serious injuries and was flown to University Hospital in Columbia.

 

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN EARLY SATURDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

A man was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 3:30am Saturday in Morgan County.  The patrol says that 44 year old John Waugh of Stover, MO was on MO 135 when his vehicle traveled off the right edge of the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned several times, ejecting him from the vehicle.  He was transported by MU Aircare to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.

  

TWO SERIOUSLY INJURED IN MILLER COUNTY WRECK

Two passengers in a car driven by 18 year old Gavin Cadwallader of Eldon were seriously injured in a one-vehicle wreck that occurred at 2:10am Saturday in Miller County.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol report states that they were on Highway Z when their car traveled across the center of the road, went off the left side, collided with a fence and a utility pole, before overturning several times in a field.  20 year old Nicholas Daugherty of Rocky Mount was taken to Lake Regional Hospital with serious injuries, while a 16 year old girl also from Rocky Mount was taken to University Hospital with serious injuries.  The driver was not injured in the wreck.

 

TEEN KILLED IN FRIDAY NIGHT COLLISION

A 16 year old boy from Florence, MO was killed in a Friday night collision in Morgan County.  MSHP says that the unnamed teen was driving on MO 135 when he crossed the center of the road and his car collided with a truck driven by 46 year old Dennis Mefford of Versailles.  The teen was pronounced dead at the scene while Mefford was taken to Capital Region Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  The crash occurred at around 7:50pm Friday. 

 

HARRISBURG COMMUNITY NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a neighborhood watch meeting for the Harrisburg area. Interested individuals are invited to join the Sheriff’s office at the Harrisburg High School Student Commons Tuesday, October 18th at 7 p.m. to learn techniques you can use to identify and reduce crime in the community.

                                                                                                                                                                                          

PUBLIC INVITED TO OPEN HOUSE AT GRAHAM CAVE STATE PARK ON OCTOBER 30TH

Graham Cave State Park will hold an informational open house from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. The Public is invited to attend and provide input and comments and to ask questions to Missouri State Parks Team members who will be on hand about the park and its operations. The same day, visitors can see the bicentennial quilt on display from 9 a.m. to noon and from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. The Raptors in the Park program will start at 10 a.m. This program, a partnership with World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis, features live birds of prey on display and presentations highlighting the importance of these birds in our environment. Guests are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the program, which will presented on the grass in front of Graham Cave. The program highlights how raptors differ from other birds, where they live, how they hunt, their role in nature and much more. For the safety of the raptors, no pets will be permitted at the program. Following the open house, a guided hike and historical program will leave from the visitor center at 2:30 p.m. The cave is accessible from the Lower Picnic Area via the paved Graham Cave Trail.  Graham Cave State Park is located at 217 Highway TT, two miles west of Danville. For more information, contact the park at 573-564-3476.

 

LIVINGSTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

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October 14, 2022 

EWING MAN HURT IN MARION COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Ewing man was hurt in an accident that occurred at 12:20pm Thursday in Marion County.  82 year old Robert Tiemann was on Marion County Road 110 when he struck an embankment, causing his ATV to roll on top of him.  He was taken to University Medical Center in Columbia for treatment of minor injuries.  

DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN WEDNESDAY NIGHT WRECK

A driver was seriously injured in a two-vehicle wreck Wednesday night in Lincoln County.  The report states that a car driven by 21 year old Samuel Harding Jr. of Foley was on Route W when he crossed the center line and then the front of his car struck the front of a vehicle driven by 34 year old Joseph Myers and after impact Myers vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and began to overturn, ejecting him.  Myers was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in St. c`

CALLAO MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO 4 SEXUAL ABUSE CHARGES

KTVO reports a Callao man avoided a trial by pleading guilty as part of a plea agreement. Calvin “C R” Vose, age 60, of Callao was scheduled to go to trial thursday in Adair County  but that trial was canceled after the suspect pleaded guilty  to 4 misdemeanor charges of 2nd degree sexual abuse. He was originally facing two charges of second-degree sexual abuse, violation of Missouri's Massage Law and a felony charge of second-degree sodomy. The charges originated in 2018 when 3 female clients came forward separately saying the man has touched them in a sexual manner during a massage at his home. He was running a massage business out of his home on East Second street in Callao even though he was not licensed to do so in Missouri. He will be sentenced on November 7th in Adair County Circuit Court. The remaining cases are still working their way through the court system.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Report for the period 9/30/2022 – 10/06/2022

 

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MISSOURI SCHOOL DISTRICTS FACE ONGOING TEACHER SHORTAGE

A nationwide teacher shortage has been made worse by COVID. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education reports unfilled positions and declining numbers in teacher certification programs. Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education reports the number of vacant positions or those held by unqualified personnel is more than 35-hundred. Economists point to the teacher wage gap where teacher pay is calculated In addition to schools having to do more work with fewer people, teacher turnover is expensive with recruitment, hiring, and training estimated to cost between 9-thousand and 21-thousand dollars per teacher. against similarly educated, similar-age peers.

 

EMPLOYMENT SHORTAGE ALSO AFFECTING FARMERS

Farm laborers work long hours, sometimes in inclement weather. Workers may need diverse skills to fill roles such as truck driver, mechanic, nutritionist, forage specialist, veterinarian, babysitter and weather forecaster. For this demanding work, farmworkers often receive pay and benefits below those offered in other industries. The author of MU Extension’s Missouri Farm Labor Guide. Says considering nonmonetary compensation can be effective along with  benefits  such as free housing, hunting privileges and continuing education opportunities and various others.

 

MISSOURI RECEIVES $95 MILLION THROUGH STATE SMALL BUSINESS CREDIT INITIATIVE TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH STATEWIDE

The U.S. Department of Treasury has approved Missouri’s State Small Business Credit Initiative’s (SSBCI) application, representing nearly $27 million to support small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs. The approval represents the first of three tranches of federal funding, totaling $95 million, to be deployed through  SSBCI provides funding for credit and investment programs for small businesses and startups. The program will provide a total of $10 billion for states to expand access to capital for small businesses, build entrepreneurial ecosystems, and create high-quality jobs. Eligible SSBCI programs are limited to Venture Capital, Loan Participation, Loan Guarantee, Collateral Support, and Capital Access. SSBCI is the only American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-funded program that can be used for state-sponsored venture capital activities. Previously, only venture capital programs have been able to achieve the expected 10:1 leveraged capital ratio requirement of the program. It is expected that for every dollar of federal funding invested, at least 10 dollars of private capital investment will be generated. MTC’s state-sponsored venture capital program, the IDEA Fund Co-Investment Program, is the first program approved to deploy SSBCI funding in Missouri. The IDEA Fund makes direct equity-based investments in Missouri’s most promising emerging companies to promote growth and encourage additional future investment.  Nearly $40 million of Missouri’s $95 million allocation is required to support socially and economically disadvantaged (SEDI) businesses. In partnership with the Department of Economic Development, MTC has published three requests for proposals to identify partners to launch SSBCI-funded programs supporting SEDI businesses. Pending federal approval, MTC anticipates the new programs will be operational in early 2023.




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October 13, 20224


RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF THE AREA

The dry conditions, low humidity and strong winds are Critical fire weather conditions and that’s why the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for a good portion of the area through at least 7 o’clock tonight. The Red Flag warning is for area along and west of U.S. Highway 65 and for areas along and south of US 50. It’s expected to remain Dry and breezy into the weekend and the Relative humidity is forecast to fall to near 20% . The National Weather Service said any fires that might develop could spread rapidly and outdoor burning is discouraged.


MAN FIRED GUN IN AIR DURING ALTERCATION

A Milan man is accused of firing a gun during an argument. KTVO is reporting the alleged incident happened late Friday afternoon at a home in the 200 block of Hawthorne Drive in Milan. According to court documents, Jorge Munoz, 31, of Milan, and a woman had been arguing in the driveway of the residence. The woman told police Munoz pulled out a red handgun, cocked it and fired it into the ground during the altercation. The officer who responded said he found a spot near the driveway that appeared to have had a projectile enter it. When police later questioned the man, he explained that he fired the weapon into the air during the argument and claimed he thought the pistol was unloaded when he pulled the trigger. The officer found the 9 mm handgun in the glove compartment of his SUV. He was arrested and charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon and is being held in the Daviess-Dekalb County Regional Jail on $15,000 cash-only bond.


WOMAN HURT IN EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING WRECK

A Sturgeon woman was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck early Wednesday morning in Boone County. 57 year old Joyce Yost was on Route U when she failed to maintain a single lane, causing her vehicle to run off the right side of the road, struck a culvert, overturned and came to rest off the roadway. She was taken to Boone Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.


ROY BLUNT RESERVOIR DEDICATION SCHEDULED FOR TODAY

This morning at 11:30 a.m. the North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission will be hosting a very special and historic event to dedicate the ROY BLUNT RESERVOIR in sight of the future dam at the future lake marina site on the west side of the reservoir. While dedicating the reservoir there will be a number of people and officials on-hand to show their appreciation for Senator Blunt’s extraordinary leadership in securing almost $80 million in federal funds for the Reservoir. There will be ample parking and shuttles available. While there is no address for the event location, there will be directional signage off of the Old N Highway. N Highway is approximately five miles north of Milan on Highway 5.





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October 12, 2022 

 

COLUMBIA POLICE MAKE ARREST IN CONNECTION TO DEATH ON HIGH QUEST DRIVE MONDAY NIGHT

Monday afternoon at 3:40 p.m. patrol officers with the Columbia Police Department were dispatched to the 1700 block of High Quest Drive in reference to a report of a missing person at risk. At the scene, officers located the body of a female victim concealed in a closet. There was evidence that the victim was restrained and had suffered severe blunt force trauma to the head. Due to the severity of the victim’s injuries, Police were unable to make a positive ID at the time, but know who lives in the residence and believe they have a good idea of who the victim is. But until Police can obtain more definitive information we are not able to release a name. For now, the female victim will be referred to as Jane Doe. Columbia Police officers, detectives and crime scene investigators, were able to quickly identify a suspect in this case. Adam A. Conner, 37, of Columbia, was arrested without incident for second-degree murder, armed criminal action and tampering with physical evidence. Columbia Police also offered thanks to members of the community for coming forward with information on this case, as well as for their patience as the department continues work to positively identify Jane Doe.  In addition, detectives will continue to work with the medical examiner's office and the prosecutor's office to complete the investigation.

 

ADAIR COUNTY MAN BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND

60 year olf Robert Martinez, of Kirksville is accused of forcibly holding a woman against her will. The woman told an Adair County sheriff's deputy that the suspect held her down on the floor of a home on Thousand Hills Trail for an hour on Saturday and would not let her get up until her friend arrived. According to court documents, the accuser said Martinez had punched her in the face with a closed fist. The suspect had left the home by the time deputies arrived but they soon located him a short time later at another residence on the same road. Martinez told them the woman had started yelling at him about different things when he got home. When he told her he was leaving and started gathering his things, Martinez said the woman threw a vase at him and hit him in the head and threatened him with a knife. He told deputies he was trying to protect himself by restraining the woman on the floor. Martinez has two prior domestic assault convictions in Nebraska and is now charged with third-degree kidnapping and third-degree domestic assault in Adair County.  He is being held in the Adair County jail without bond.

 

KIRKSVILLE MAN FACING CHARGES AFTER POLICE SAY HE THREW A KNIFE AT A WOMAN

A Kirksville man faces two felony charges after police say he threw a knife at a woman. KTVO’s John Garlock reports the alleged incident happened just before 3 p.m. Monday at an apartment in the 1500 block of South Jamison Street in Kirksville. Police arrested James Byers, 37, of Kirksville. He is now charged with armed criminal action and first-degree domestic assault. The female accuser told officers Byers was intoxicated and threw a paring knife at her, making a small cut in the stomach area of the hoodie she was wearing. The woman was not injured. According to court documents, Byers was convicted of domestic battery in McHenry County, Illinois, in 2020.

 

THREE HURT IN AUDRAIN COUNTY CRASH

Troopers say three Mexico residents were injured in a crash in Audrain County on Highway 54, east of Route HH at 6 p.m. Tuesday night. The wreck happened when a westbound car driven by 31 year old Kyle Vomund hydroplaned and went off the left side of the road, struck an embankment and overturned several times. The driver had moderate injuries. A passenger, Cayden Vomund, a male, age unknown, sustained serious injuries. Both were transported by Ambulance to University hospital in Columbia. Another occupant, 27 year old Ashley Vomund had serious injuries and was transported by MU Air to University Hospital in Columbia.

 

FOUR INJURED IN CHARITON COUNTY WRECK

The Patrol reports 4 juveniles were injured in a wreck in Chariton County, on US 24, 4 miles east of Salisbury at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday. A 16 year old male was eastbound when his vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and struck an embankment. The driver, along with another male juvenile, age 14 and a 7 year old female juvenile all had moderate injuries. Another occupant, a 6 year old female received serious injuries. All were transported to Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment

 

MAN HURT IN LINN COUNTY ACCIDENT

A St. Joseph man was hurt in an accident that occurred at around 5:30am Tuesday in Linn County.  The patrol says that 37 year old Getachew Asefa was on US 36 when he lost control in a curve on the wet roadway, causing his semi to travel off the left side of the road, hit a guardrail and overturned.  He was taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.    

 

THREE INJURED IN TUESDAY MORNING WRECK IN OSAGE COUNTY

Three people from Kansas were injured in a one-vehicle wreck Tuesday morning in Osage County.  The report states that 59 year old Jessica Capps was on US 50 when she slowed for traffic, began to fishtail, causing her van to travel off the right side of the roadway and overturned.  She sustained moderate injuries, while her two passengers, 39 year old Ivan Gerard Evangelista and Jason Counter suffered minor injuries.  All three were transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

UNION DRIVER HURT IN EARLY TUESDAY MORNING CRASH

A Union driver was hurt in an early Tuesday morning crash in Franklin County.  40 year old Melissa Marrocco was on Old Highway 50 when her vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway, struck a mailbox, then traveled off the right side of the road, striking a ditch and overturned.  She was taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

23RD ANNUAL LIVESTOCK SYMPOSIUM QUICKLY APPROACHING IN KIRKSVILLE

The 23rd annual Missouri Livestock Symposium kicks off Friday evening, December 2nd in Kirksville. This year’s keynote speaker is Diana Rodgers is a “real food” nutritionist and sustainability advocate near Boston, Massachusetts. She speaks internationally about the intersection of optimal human nutrition, regenerative agriculture, and food justice. More recently, her work has focused on shifting the anti-meat narrative. Diana is co-author of Sacred Cow: The Case for (Better) Meat and the director/producer of the companion film, Sacred Cow. The Missouri Livestock Symposium focuses on finding leading experts in their respective fields to help educate farmers, ranchers, and the general public on issues afhe Missouri Livestock Symposium convenes at the Matthew Middle School, 1515 Cottage Grove in Kirksville, MO. The hours are 4 to 10 pm. on Friday, Dec. 2; and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. The program is free, with no advance registration. The Symposium offers a free beef dinner at 6 p.m. on Friday and a free lunch on Saturday. These meals are co-sponsored by Missouri commodity groups. There is also an agricultural trade show open on both days.




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October 11, 2022  

 

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATING SUSPICIOUS DEATH IN NORTH COLUMBIA.

Police continue investigating what was termed a 'suspicious death' in north Columbia in the 1700 block of High Quest Drive. Police were initially summoned for a service call around 3 p.m. Monday afternoon.  Several CPD vehicles were on the scene and a home was blocked off with caution tape. Later, during a media briefing, CPD confirmed the death investigation and said they were seeking a search warrant for the house. Crime scene investigators arrived shortly after 9 p.m. when the warrant was obtained and started processing the scene. The circumstances surrounding the death have been proven to not be natural according to a CPD Spokesman. Authorities also said there was no immediate danger to the community. We will have more information as it becomes available..

 

CAR AND TRACTOR TRAILER COLLIDE HEAD-ON MONDAY AFTERNOON

The Highway Patrol said an Atlanta, MO man was transported to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for Ambulance after his car collided head-on with a tractor-trailer unit on Shelby County gravel road 32, ½ mile west of Clarence Monday afternoon at 5:45 p.m. Troopers said 39 year old Anthony Allen of Atlanta was eastbound in a car and pulled into the path of the westbound tractor trailer driven by 48 year old Thomas Poor of Smithville who was not injured.

 

SERIOUS INJURIES FOR LINNEUS DRIVER ON MONDAY

The Patrol said 71 year old Carlos Vega of Linneus had serious injuries and was flown by Life Flight to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment after a crash on Mo 5, 3 miles north of Laclede Monday morning. Vega was southbound when his var traveled off the right side of the road and struck a utility polie and a fence, then overturned.

 

BOWLING GREEN MAN SERIOUSLY HURT IN PIKE COUNTY WRECK

A Bowling Green man was seriously hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Friday morning in Pike County.  55 year old Steven Burgett was on Route UU when his freightliner traveled off the right side of the roadway; he overcorrected and steered left, returned to the roadway, crossed the center of the road, traveled off the left side of the road and overturned onto its driver side.  He was taken to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis with serious injuries.  

 

WALSWORTH DONATES $2,500 EACH TO BROOKFIELD AND MARCELINE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Walsworth is celebrating its 85th anniversary in 2022 and with headquarters and other facilities in Marceline and a nearby plant in Brookfield, among others, Walsworth will be making a substantial donation of $2,500 to both the Marceline R-V and the Brookfield R-III School District in support of literacy with the hope the donation will help more local students foster a love of reading. One check will be presented to Marceline R-V Schools at 10 a.m this morning, at: Walt Disney Elementary and another check will be presented to the Brookfield R-III School District at 1:30 p.m. this afternoon at the Brookfield Elementary and Middle Schools facility.

 

GRAHAM CAVE STATE PARK SHOWCASES BICENTENNIAL QUILT

Stop by Graham Cave State Park to view the Missouri State Parks bicentennial quilt on display at the park’s visitor center. Visitors can see the quilt from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 through Friday, Oct. 28, and from 9 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30. Since the days of pioneers, quilts have been a cornerstone of Missouri culture, fashion and tradition. To honor Missouri’s 200th anniversary, Missouri State Parks team members and volunteers created the Missouri State Parks bicentennial quilt. The Graham Cave State Park quilt block was designed by Montgomery County resident Linda Ann Eatherton. Montgomery County’s Graham Cave State Park features an unusual sandstone cave and Artifacts reveal that people occupied the cave 8,000 to 10,000 years ago. Graham Cave State Park has 386 scenic acres and is a wonderful hiking location.” As the bicentennial quilt makes its way across the state, Missourians will have an opportunity to learn more about the state’s rich geographic and cultural diversity. If you are not familiar with Graham Cave State Park, it’s located off I-70, between Kingdom City and St. Louis, on Highway TT two miles west of Highway 161 at exit 170 in Danville. For more information about the event, call Graham Cave State Park at 573-564-3476.




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October 10, 2022 

 

COLUMBIA MAN CHARGED WITH RAPE, KIDNAPPING AND OTHER CHARGES

Columbia Police responded to a report of rape and kidnapping in the 2300 block of Whitegate Drive in Columbia. At approximately 12:45 p.m. on Friday, officers spoke with a victim on scene who provided a statement supported by evidence and a witness. Elijah Schwartz-Jeffries, 23, of Columbia was located and arrested without incident. He is being charged with first-degree kidnapping, second-degree assault, two counts of first-degree sodomy and two counts of first-degree rape. This investigation is ongoing.  As a reminder,  if you see something, say something. Contact the Police Department at 573-874-7652 or call CrimeStoppers at 573-875-8477 to provide tips without your name and number.

 

CALLAWAY COUNTY SHERIFF ARRESTED IN MOBERLY

According to various sources, Callaway County Sheriff Clay Chism was arrested in Moberly Thursday night on suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated. Those same reports indicated Randolph County Sheriff Aaron Wilson said Moberly police were called to the Arby's parking lot near the junction of Highway 63 and Highway 24 in Moberly just before 8 p.m. Thursday after calls about property damage was reported. Moberly Police reportedly found Chism crashed into a concrete barrier in the parking lot. Chism was held for 12 hours and released Friday morning after posting bail of $2000 for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Chief Deputy Darryl Maylee of the Callaway County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the reports that Chism had been processed through Randolph County authorities and was released from the jail on a summons after posting bond. He also indicated that Chism was off duty at the time of his arrest and in his personal vehicle.

 

HOLLIDAY MAN INJURED IN EARLY MORNING MONROE COUNTY CRASH

The patrol said 19 year old Thomas Sanner of Holliday was taken by private auto to Boone Hospital in Columbia with moderate injuries after crashing his vehicle early Sunday morning. The crash report indicated Sanner was northbound on Route A, 1 mile north of Holliday in Monroe County around 2:30 AM Sunday when his vehicle ran off the road and struck several trees and an embankment. The Highway Patrol along with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Monroe County Fire and Rescue and Monroe County Ambulance personnel all responded to the scene.

 

TWO MEN INJURED AFTER ONE VEHICLE WRECK SUNDAY MORNING IN DEKALB COUNTY

Troopers say 23 year old Manuel R. Montoya of Clarksdale was treated for minor injuries after crashing his pickup on Hedge Road, just south of Route E, 5 miles north of Maysville at 2:43 Sunday morning. According to the report he was northbound when the vehicle travelled off the rigvht side of the road, struck a ditch and then a fence before coming to rest on its wheels. He was treated at the scene. A passenger, 21 year old John McFarland of Trenton had moderate injuries, but refused treatment.

 

DRIVERS FROM TRENTON AND HURDLAND TRANSPORTED TO HOSPITAL AFTER CRASH FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Both drivers, one from Trenton and the other from Hurdland, were transported to the hospital for treatment after a two car crash in Kirksville Friday afternoon shortly after 3pm. KTVO indicated the crash happened at the intersection of Highway 63 and Illinois Street in Kirksville when Irene Myers, 68, of Trenton attempted to turn left onto Illinois and pulled into the path of a southbound auto driven by 48 year old Lori Donelson of Hurdland. Donelson had minor injuries. Myers sustained moderate injuries. Two other adults and two children who were in the Myers aution at the time of the crash were not injured.

 

SLOW DOWN AND MOVE OVER!!!!!!!

Friday night around 7:45 pm a Blackwater Area Fire Protection District Fire Truck was conducting traffic control at the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 70 at the 91 mile marker when the Districts Reserve Pumper was struck from behind by a semi traveling at highway speeds.  According to a post on the Fire Protection Districts face book page, the driver of the semi reportedly swerved at the last minute and was able to avoid a full collision, but the trailer and real axles of the semi did strike the fire truck resulting in damage that has taken the vehicle out of service.  The pumper truck was occupied at the time by an Assistant Fire Chief and both the Assistant Chief and the Semi Driver had minor injuries. Details of the incident and pictures were posted on the Fire Protection Districts Face book page as a reminder to SLOW DOWN AND MOVE OVER!

 




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October 7, 2022  

 

FARM TRACTOR ACCIDENT CLAIMS LIFE OF PURDIN MAN

A Purdin man died in a tragic farm tractor accident in Linn County at 4:10 pm Thursday afternoon, 2 miles northeast of Purdin. The patrol reports Dale L. Floyd, age 65, of Purdin was eastbound  on Falk Road on an older model farm tractor. The tractor ran off the road over a bridge abutment and overturned into the creek. Floyd was pronounced deceased at the scene by Bernie Hicks, the Linn County Deputy Coroner at 4:45 PM. Patrolmen on the scene were assisted by the Linn County Sheriff’s Departm3ent, the Linneus Fire Department and Linn County Ambulance personnel.

 

FULTON RESIDENTS INVOLVED IN TRAFFIC CRASH

Troopers said 18 year old Jordan Theus of Fulton failed to stop for a posted stop sign at the intersection of Route A at Route Z shortly after 5 o’clock Thursday and his vehicle travelled into the path of a northbound pickup operated by 35 year old Ryan Hook of Fulton which struck the SUV in it’s side. One driver had minor injuries while the other had moderate injuries. Both were transported to University Hospital in Columbia by Callaway County EMS.

 

MINOR INJURIES FOR MILAN MAN WHEN HE STRUCK A DEER IN THE ROADWAY

The Patrol reports 40 year old Jason Howard, of Milan, was eastbound on his motorcycle around 7:30 am Wednesday morning when he hit a deer in the road, resulting in a crash. Howard sustained minor injuries. The crash site was about 4 miles west of Green City on Route N in Sullivan County.

 

WOMAN INJURED IN SHELBY COUNTY ACCIDENT

A woman was injured in an accident that occurred at 7:25pm Wednesday in Shelby County.  The report states that 26 year old Hannah Arnett of Philadelphia, MO was on Shelby County Road 164 when her car traveled off the road and overturned.  She was taken to Blessing Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

FORMER EMPLOYEE ADMITS TO EMBEZZLING OVER 1.2 MILLION FROM RALLS COUNTY BUSINESS

On Thursday, a Ralls County woman, who now lives in Alabama, admitted to embezzling more than $1.2 million from her employer over a six year period. 51 year old Stephanie Carper was employed as a secretary at a family owned Ralls County Ag related business. From September of 2013 through September of 2019, was accused of writing checks to herself at least 44 times that had been pre-signed by the company’s owner and those in a position to do so with the understanding the checks would be used to pay various venders of the business. She then tried to conceal her actions by writing  false explanations on the check registry and bank deposit slips, but instead used the money to purchase vacations, an SUV, a pickup and a skid loader according to the FBI Investigation. During the Thursday appearance in Federal Court, the suspect pleaded guilty through a plea agreement to one count of felony bank fraud.  Her sentencing hearing is scheduled for early January of next year. In addition to restitution, she may be fined an additional one million dollars and be sentenced up to 30 years in a federal prison.

 

TWO NORTHEAST MISSOURI MEN ARRESTED FOR CHILD PORN

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control announces the following arrests after two separate child pornography distribution investigations. Members of the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Digital Forensics Investigative Unit conducted both investigations. On Monday, October 3 investigators executed a search warrant at the residence of 20 year old Scott Thomas O’Brien on Austin Street in Moberly, Missouri. As a result of their search, investigators seized child pornography and computer equipment. O’Brien was arrested for promoting and possession of child pornography and transported to the Randolph County Jail. The Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office formally charged O’Brien with one count of promoting child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. O’Brien’s bond was set at $20,000. The Patrol was assisted by the Moberly Police Department and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. On Tuesday, October 4 investigators executed a search warrant at the residence of 38 year old Gabriel Adam Cloutier on Center Street in Hannibal, Missouri. As a result of their search, investigators seized child pornography and computer equipment. Cloutier was arrested for possession of child pornography and transported to the Marion County Jail. On Wednesday, October 5 the Marion County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office formally charged Cloutier with three counts of possession of child pornography. Cloutier’s bond was set at $100,000. The Patrol was assisted by the Hannibal Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

 

SIMCOTE TO EXPAND IN SEDALIA, INVESTING MORE THAN $17 MILLION AND CREATING 35 NEW JOBS

Simcote, Inc., has announced it will expand in Sedalia, investing more than $17 million and creating 35 new jobs. The company will build a new manufacturing facility as it increases its U.S. presence and production capacity. The facility will include the latest in coating, fabrication, and safety technology while positioning Simcote to be an industry leader in sustainable infrastructure products.

Simcote, a family-owned company, specializes in epoxy-coated rebar and fabrication and offers a full range of epoxy construction products. Since 1978, the company has fabricated and delivered more than 1 million tons of epoxy-coated rebar to projects across North America. With two other locations in the U.S., Simcote’s Sedalia facility will be its first in Missouri and will expand the geographic area it serves. Simcote selected Sedalia and Pettis County for the area’s infrastructure, proximity to customers, and a skilled workforce. The company plans to soon begin construction on the 67,000-square-foot facility with operations beginning in Summer 2023.

 

TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY CELEBRATES HOMECOMING THIS WEEKEND

Truman State University is celebrating homecoming with a variety of events this Saturday. The Bulldog Forever Homecoming 5K run/walk will start at 8 a.m. at Barnett Hall. Day-of registration will begin at 7 a.m. The homecoming parade will start at 9 a.m. in downtown Kirksville, following Franklin Street south through campus.  Parking lots at the corner of Franklin and Patterson streets will be open at 11 a.m. for the pre-game tailgate. The Bulldog football team will face Missouri S&T at 2 p.m. at Stokes Stadium. During halftime, the homecoming honorees will be recognized and the homecoming court will be announced. Throughout the week, students have been taking part in multiple events, including “painting the town purple” by painting windows at participating downtown businesses. Students will raising money in support of the Special Olympics of North Missouri.  

 

BROOKFIELD HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING PARADE FRIDAY AFTERNOON

The Brookfield High School Homecoming Parade will be held today starting at  2 pm on Main Street in downtown Brookfield.  Tonight the Bulldogs will host the Monroe City Panters for this years homecoming game. Kick off will be at 7 pm at Burlington Field.

 

ROOTS AND BLUES FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND IN COLUMBIA

The popular Roots and Blues Festival is this weekend and officially kicks off today in Columbia and will continue through Sunday. As always, there is lots of live entertainment, food, fun and more on the schedule and is once again being held at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia. For more information, visit http://www.rootsnbluesfestival.com or search for information on various social media platforms.




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October 6, 2022  

 

POLICE RELEASE NAME OF COLUMBIA WOMAN THROWN FROM BRIDGE

Columbia Police officially released the name of the individual thrown from the Highway 63 bridge at Clark Lane in Columbia Tuesday night. Calls started coming in about the incident around 6:45 pm. Police said the victim was a female from Columbia identified as 24 year old Kaylen Ann Schmit of Columbia.Schmit perished from her injuries after she was thrown from the Highway 63 bridge at Clark Lane. Police offered condolences to the victims family and friends and also offered  thanks to those who responded to the incident and those who helped identify and take custody of suspect Jessie R. Williams, 31, of Columbia.  The police also said a tragedy like this affects individuals and the community. As always, if you see something, say something. Anyone can contact CPD at 573-874-7652. To provide information without a name or number, call CrimeStoppers at 573-875-8477.

 

BEVIER MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN RANDOLPH COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Bevier man was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 8:55am Wednesday in Randolph County.  The patrol says that 23 year old Vincent Brummer was on Route C when his car traveled into the southbound lane striking the towed unit of a tractor trailer driven by 31 year old William Gully of Huntsville.  After impact the car traveled off the left side of the roadway and came to an uncontrolled stop.  Brummer was transported by ambulance to Moberly Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.

 

MACON MAN INJURED IN TUESDAY AFTERNOON CRASH

A Macon man was injured in a Tuesday afternoon crash in Macon County.  22 year old Preston Hall was on Highway 3 when the dump truck he was driving ran off the east side of the road, he overcorrected and overturned.  He was transported by Air Evac to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION WEEK STARTS SUNDAY

While most Americans feel safest at home, research shows that three-quarters of fire deaths and injuries occur in our homes and that people are now more likely to die in a residential fire than they were in 1980. That’s why the National Fire Prevention Week, Oct, 9-15, theme is “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape.”The National Fire Protection Association recommends families follow these steps to be prepared in case of a fire:

·         Make sure your home escape plan meets the needs of all your family members, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.

·         Smoke alarms should be installed inside every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home. Smoke alarms should be interconnected so when one sounds, they all sound.

·         Know at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows open easily.

·         Have an outside meeting place a safe distance from your home where everyone should meet.

·         Practice your home fire drill at least twice a year with everyone in the household, including guests. Practice at least once during the day and at night.


MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

This report covers the period 09/23/2022 – 09/29/2022

The Sheriff’s Department indicated Catalytic Converter thefts are on the rise in Montgomery County. Thieves are stealing catalytic converters off vehicles, mainly because they are easy to get to. A run-of –the-mill converter will sell for up to $300, and a hybrid vehicle convertor can be sold for up to $1,500.00. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, the number of reported catalytic converter thefts increased from roughly 1,300 in 2018 to more than 52,000 in 2021, and that number continues to rise.

The challenge for us, law enforcement agencies, is when we recover catalytic converters, we suspect have been stolen, there is no serial number or owner applied number (OAN) that would link it back to the victim’s vehicle. Without a serial number or OAN, the property is unidentifiable, and locating a victim and/or successfully prosecuting a thief is nearly impossible. So the question is how can we, as a community, do our part to deter the theft of these converters, identify the victims of these crime, and put these criminals behind bars? One way, and I feel this is the best way, would be for you to or ask your mechanic to ETCH an Owner Applied Number, such as your license plate number or the last 6 digits of your VIN, into the bottom of the converter. After doing so, if your catalytic converter is stolen, you can advise the officer of the OAN, your stolen property can now be entered into a statewide database for stolen property, and we will be able to locate the victim and successfully prosecute these thieves.

·        On September 26, 2022, Deputies responded to the McKittrick area for a disturbance. Upon arrival, Deputies learned a subject had promised another individual fifty dollars for a ride from Wright City to McKittrick. Once they arrived at McKittrick the subject was only paid twenty dollars for the ride, which caused a heated argument between the two. In speaking with the homeowner, Deputies were advised he wanted both subjects to leave and not return. Both subjects left the property without further incident.

·        On September 26, 2022, Deputies responded to a residence in Wellsville for a physical domestic in progress. Upon contact with the residence, Deputies learned it was two juvenile siblings who were fighting. Deputies were able to talk to the juveniles and calm the situation with both agreeing to stay away from each other. During their investigations, Deputies discovered tobacco products, 2 bottles of alcohol, and drug paraphernalia commonly used to smoke marijuana in one of the juvenile’s room. These items were confiscated and a Juvenile referral was completed.

·        On September 28, 2022, Deputies were patrolling in the Jonesburg area when they observed a suspicious vehicle. When Deputies got behind the vehicle it immediately turned its lights off and pulled into a driveway. As Deputies pulled in after the vehicle, the driver jumped out of the vehicle and fled the area on foot. A search of the vehicle revealed two hypodermic syringes and a glass vial containing a white powdery substance, which tested positive for Methamphetamine. The suspect’s identity has been confirmed and we have filed warrant applications for Possession of Controlled Substance, and Resisting Arrest by flight.

·        On September 29, 2022, Deputies responded to a residence in Bellflower for a physical domestic. Upon contact with the residence, Deputies learned the male subject had gotten into an argument with his girlfriend. As the argument escalated, his mother attempted to intervene. He then struck his mother in the face and grabbed her face with both hands shoving her out of the way. The male subject was arrested and transported to the Montgomery County Jail pending charges for Domestic Assault.

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·        Disturbance – Jonesburg

·        Property Damage – New Florence

·        Disturbance – Jonesburg

·        Abandoned Vehicle – New Florence

·        911 Accidental – I 70

·        Juvenile Complaint – Wellsville

·        Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·        Abandoned Vehicle – New Florence

·        Assist Children’s Division – Bellflower

·        Stealing – Rhineland

·        911 Open Line – Danville

·        Check Well Being - Montgomery City

·        Motorist Assist – I 70

·        Medical - New Florence

·        Stealing – New Florence

·        Assist MSHP – New Florence

·        Public Service Request – Bellflower

·        C & I – I 70

·        Suspicious Activity – Price’s Branch

·        Animal Complaint – Jonesburg

·        Information – Jonesburg

·        Public Service Request – Bellflower

·        Animal Complaint – Bellflower

·        911 Accidental – Jonesburg

·        Information – Bellflower

·        Assist Jail Officer Safety – Montgomery City

·        911 Accidental – Americus

·        Trespassing – Jonesburg

·        911 Open Line – New Florence

·        911 Accidental – Jonesburg

·        Suspicious Activity – New Florence

·        Pedestrian Check – Bellflower

·        Child Custody Exchange – Jonesburg

·        Animal Complaint – High Hill

·        911 Accidental – I 70

·        Pedestrian Check – Bellflower

·        Check Well Being – Jonesburg

·        Pedestrian Check – Bellflower

·        911 Accidental – Danville

·        911 Accidental – Jonesburg

·        Medical – Danville

·        Assist Jail – Montgomery City

·        911 Open Line – I 70

·        911 Accidental – New Florence

·        911 Accidental – I 70

·        Threats – McKittrick

·        Runaway Juvenile – Danville

·        Suspicious Person – Bellflower

·        Motor Vehicle Accident – Montgomery City

·        911 Accidental – New Florence

·        Civil Matter – McKittrick

·        Public Service Request – Jonesburg

·        Narcotic Activity – Montgomery City

·        Domestic – Wellsville

·        Assist Audrain County

·        Civil Standby – Jonesburg

·        C & I – Jonesburg

·        Fraud – Montgomery

·        Check Well Being – New Florence

·        Business Check – Montgomery

·        Assist – Wellsville

·        Civil Stand by – McKittrick

·        Check Well Being – New Florence

·        Public Service Request – Montgomery

·        911 Accidental –Montgomery

·        911 Accidental – Montgomery

·        Domestic – Montgomery

·        Suspicious Activity – Montgomery

·        Fire – Montgomery

·        Motorist Assist – Montgomery

·        Civil Standby – Wellsville

·        Suicidal Subject – Wellsville

·        Found Property – New Florence

·        Disturbance – Jonesburg

·        911 Open Line - Mineola

·        Juvenile Compliant – Montgomery

·        Motorist Assist – Montgomery

·        Disturbance – McKittrick

·        Citizen Assist – I-70

·        Animal Complaint – Big Springs

·        School Visit – Montgomery City

·        Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·        Suicidal Subject – Montgomery City

·        Check Well Being – Wellsville

·        Motor Vehicle Accident – Montgomery City

·        Rape/Sexual Assault – Jonesburg

·        911 Open Line – Bellflower

·        Child Abuse Investigation - Bellflower

·        Tamper W Motor Vehicle - Rhineland

·        Warrant Arrest - Montgomery City

·        Stealing - New Florence

·        Warrant Arrest - Jonesburg

·        Warrant Arrest - Jonesburg

·        Motor Vehicle Accident -Montgomery City

·        Peace Disturbance - Mckitrick

·        Assault- Wellsville

·        Resist Arrest - Jonesburg

·        Motor Vehicle Accident - Montgomery City

·        Domestic Assault - Bellflower

·        Assist O’Fallon - Jonesburg




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October 5, 2022  

 

POLICE RESPOND TO REPORTS OF INDIVIDUAL BEING PUSHED OFF COLUMBIA BRIDGE

A tweet from the Columbia Police Department around 6:45 pm last night indicated Columbia Police were responding to an incident at Clark Lane/N Hwy 63. Northbound Hwy 63 is closed, as well as Clark Lane. We ask that you keep away from the area. We thank you for your patience as we handle the situation. About an hour later, the Columbia Police Public Information Office reported “At approximately 6:45 p.m., Columbia Police responded to a report that an individual had been pushed over a bridge at Clark Lane and northbound Highway 63," A person of interest has been identified by the Columbia Police Department, but there is no suspect description available at this time.  Upon arrival, authorities did locate an individual needing medical attention and that individual was transported to an area hospital. The investigation continues.


MOBERLY MAN ARRESTED ON FELONY CHILD PORN CHARGES

The Highway Patrol arrested a Moberly man Monday morning at 11:10 AM on charges involving child pornography. 20 year old Scott Thomas O’Brien was being held in the Randolph County Jail and is facing felony charges for promoting Child Pornography – 1st Degree and 3 felony counts of possession of Child Pornography. The Randolph County Prosecutors office issued a warrant formally charging the suspect on Tuesday. He is being held in the Randolph County Jail on $20,000 cash-only bond.

 

HEAD-ON CRASH IN SHELBY COUNTY

One driver had serious injuries after a head-on crash on County Road 353, south of the Salt River Bridge in Shelby County Tuesday afternoon around 3pm. The highway patrol said an SUV driven by 43 year old Thomas Gill of Shelbina and a car operated by 31 year old Jacob Currier-Suntken of Shelbina crashed head-on on the gravel road northeast of Shelbina. Gill had minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene. The other driver had serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia.

 

TEENAGE BOY HURT IN MONROE COUNTY ACCIDENT

A 17 year old boy from Stoutsville was hurt in an accident that occurred at 7:30am Tuesday in Monroe County.  The teenager was on US 24 when his truck traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck an embankment.  He was transported by ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

BOONVILLE TEEN ESCAPES INJURY IN MONDAY MORNING WRECK   

A Boonville teen escaped injury after a one-vehicle wreck Monday morning in Cooper County.  The report states that 18 year old Kaitlyn Divine was on MO 135 when she swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle and ran off the right side of the road.

 

DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN MONDAY NIGHT CRASH   

A driver was seriously injured in a Monday night crash in Clark County.  The patrol says that 49 year old Kurt Kreutzer of Clarksville was on MO 27 when his car traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a guardrail.  He was taken to Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL with serious injuries.

 

CHULA MAN ARRESTED WITH STOLEN HANDGUN AND BEING A FELON IN POSSESSION OF FIREARM

Sunday evening, the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to an incident in Chula.  It was alleged an individual dropped a bag containing a firearm off at a location in Chula and then created some type of disturbance with a neighbor. The Investigation shows the bag contained a .357 handgun which had allegedly been taken without the owner's consent from a home where the suspect had been staying.  Investigation resulted in the arrest of Marty James Thorne, 52, Chula on two charges. Thorne was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center Monday an arrest warrant was issued in Livingston County Associate Court charging Thorne with a  class D felony Stealing a Firearm and class D felony Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.

 

INVESTIGATION OF POSSIBLE FIREARM ON SCHOOL PROPERTY

On Friday, September 30, 2022 the Livingston County Sheriff's Office received information of a possible firearm in a student's vehicle at Southwest School in Livingston County.  The LCSO and Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to Southwest School and began an investigation which resulted in the seizure of potential evidence from a parked vehicle consisting of an "Orbeez" style toy gun, 2 pocket knives, 1 fixed blade knife, stun gun (electronic device) and a minor amount of marijuana. No firearm or ammunition were found. At this time we do not have any information on direct threat(s) of violence to individuals and/or the school at this time. The school authorities are aware of the issue and have and/or are taking administrative action.  The Juvenile Office assisted and the complete report is being submitted to their office.  Investigation is continuing.




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October 4, 2022

COLUMBIA MAN INJURED IN BOONE COUNTY ACCIDENT  

A Columbia man was injured in an accident that occurred at 5:35pm Sunday in Boone County.  36 year old Kenneth Eskew was riding his motorcycle on Route VV north of Botner Road when he lost control, ran off the left side of the roadway, collided with a mailbox and was ejected from his motorcycle.  He was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.  

 

TWO HURT IN SUNDAY MORNING CRASH

Two people were hurt in a Sunday morning crash in Monroe County.  The patrol says that 36 year old John Vogel of Springfield was on US 24 when his car traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck an embankment, overturned and came to rest on its wheels in the roadway.  He along with his passenger 31 year old Dezirae Shaw of Hannibal sustained moderate injuries and were taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

ESTIMATED 20 ACRES OF CORN, TWO CEDER TREES AND ATV BURN MONDAY AFTERNOON

What was originally called in as a hog barn fire outside Downing turned out to be something completely different according to a story on KTVO and KTVO dot com. The Downing Community Fire Association was paged out shortly after 2 p.m. Monday to a fire on County Road 965, about six miles north of Downing. What they discovered when they arrived was that an older model ATV had caught fire while its owner was driving it down the road. He pulled off the road and parked it near a couple of cedar trees. Downing Assistant Fire Chief Doug Middleton told KTVO the fully engulfed ATV caught the two trees on fire. He says the embers from the trees then blew across the road and caught a cornfield on fire. Downing Fire Chief Brett Hayden said the blaze burned an estimated 20 acres of corn. The field is owned by Rodney Newland. Firefighters from Scotland County, Greentop and Queen City helped put out the fire. No structures were involved, and no injuries were reported. It’s unclear what sparked the ATV fire.




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September 30, 2022

 

TEEN INJURED IN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON WRECK  

A Palmyra teen was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Wednesday afternoon in Osage County.  18 year old Nicholas Erwin was on Route U when his truck traveled off the right side of the road, struck the ground and overturned.  He was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.     

 

WOMAN KILLED IN EARLY THURSDAY MORNING ACCIDENT  

50 year old Victoria Cooper of St. Louis was killed in an accident that occurred at 1am Thursday in Howard County.  The patrol says that she was on Route O when her car ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a drainage culvert, a fence post and a tree before coming to rest off the roadway.  She was pronounced dead at the scene.  

               

FRANKLIN COUNTY WOMAN CHARGED WITH EMBEZZELMENT ADMITS COMMITTING LOAN FRAUD

A woman from Franklin County, MO admitted she fraudulently applyed for three Paycheck Protection Program loans while being prosecuted on an unrelated $727,000 embezzlement case. On Aug. 3, 2020, Christen Diane Schulte pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud, two counts of bank fraud and one count of money laundering. She admitted embezzling funds from her employer and other individuals and entities associated with her employer. She then sought a series of delays in her sentencing. Schulte, 36, admitted that between March 22, 2021 and May 19, 2021, while awaiting that sentencing, she fraudulently applied for three PPP loans, designed to help save small businesses and jobs from economic losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Schulte admitted lying on the loans when asked if she was facing or had been convicted of a felony, and when asked the same question about a felony involving fraud, bribery, embezzlement or a false statement in an application for a loan or for federal assistance. She also lied about the gross income for the company, the “Mama Bear Cake Company.” One application for a $13,691 loan was rejected due to her criminal history. A $13,566 loan was approved by a different financial institution. She then sought and received a “second draw” of $13,566 from that company, receiving the money on May 19, 2021. Eight days later, Schulte was sentenced to six years and eight months in prison and ordered to pay $517,140 in the embezzlement case. She began serving that sentence on Aug. 30, 2021. She was indicted in the new case on Nov. 10, 2021. Just recently she pleaded guilty to three more counts of bank fraud. She is scheduled to be sentenced December 28 and could face up to 30 years in prison on each count. She faces an additional penalty of up to ten years for committing her crimes while on pre-trial release in the embezzlement case.

 

DRIVER EXAMINATION STATIONS TO BE CLOSED STATEWIDE

The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed on Monday, October 10, 2022, in observance of Columbus Day. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.

 

BROOKFIELD HOME COMING PARADE IS ONE WEEK AWAY

Homecoming is quickly approaching in Brookfield and the Brookfield High School Homecoming Parade will be held next Friday, October 7th at 2 pm on Main Street of Brookfield.  If you or your business, club, or organization would like to participate in the parade, please contact Holly Switzer at Brookfield High School to register.  




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September 29, 2022

 

SCHUYLER COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH SEX CRIMES INVOLVING TWO CHILDREN

KTVO’s John Garlock reports a Queen City man has been charged with four sex crimes involving two children. The charges were filed last week against Samuel Reeves, 72, of Queen City. Reeves is facing two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of first-degree child molestation. The alleged crimes happened at Reeves’ residence in March 2020. According to court documents, the accusers are two girls, who were both 12 or younger at that time. One of the girls reported the incidents to her mother about a year after they happened. She told investigators Reeves had threatened to hurt her if she told anyone. Court records state that Reeves touched both girls in a sexual manner. The case is being handled by the Macon County Prosecuting Attorney, who has been appointed special prosecutor in the case. Reeves is being held in the Clark County jail on $100,000 cash-only bond. You’ll find the full story on KTVO dot com.

 

WOMAN HURT IN PUTNAM COUNTY INCIDENT

A Unionville woman was hurt in a traffic incident Wednesday morning in Putnam County.  The report states that 39 year old Miranda Rea was driving a school bus westbound on US Highway 136 as 47 year old Toby Street of Trenton was driving a trash truck eastbound when they met in a curve and struck mirrors.  Rea was treated at the scene for minor injuries and released while Street was not injured in the incident.   

 

MAN HURT IN WEDNESDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

A man was hurt in an accident that occurred at 6:30am Wednesday in Warren County.  61 year old Timothy Curtin of Indianapolis, IN was westbound on I-70 when his vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway, overturned on its right side and struck a fence.  He was taken to SSM Health St. Joseph West Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.    

 

DRIVER INJURED IN ONE-VEHICLE WRECK    

A driver was injured in a one-vehicle wreck early Wednesday morning in Franklin County.  The patrol says that 31 year old Justin Blackburn of Sullivan was south on the outer I-44 road near Glaser Road when his car ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree.  He sustained minor injuries and was taken to Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan for treatment.

 

PECAN FESTIVAL WRAPS UP THIS WEEKEND IN BRUNSWICK

The Brunswick Pecan Festival kicked off last weekend and the fun continues this weekend. This year’s theme is Horsing around at the e Pecan Festival. Friday night is the Car Cruise with registration starting at 5 pm. The Nutty parade starts at 6:30 p.m. and the Floozy contest at 9 pm. On Saturday Horse Rides, Kiddy Rides Food Venders will be on hand, Crafts, the Flea Market, Pecan Pie and Pecan Cluster contest, Games I t he Courtyard, Ax Throwing, an Exotic Petting Zoo, Baby Contest, Pumpkin races, the Parade at 2 pm, Talent contest, kiddle pedal tractor pull and a teen dance at the Shelter House from 8 to 10 pm. The fun wraps up Sunday with Gospel Music starting at  5pm on Sunday at the Courtyard, downtown. You can visit Brunswick pecan festival dot com for the complete schedule and contact information.

 

FLY-IN/DRIVE IN THIS WEEKEND IN CHILLICOTHE

The 27th Annual Fly-in/Drive in Pancake Breakfast, sponsored by EAA Chapter 944 is this Saturday. Serving from 7 to 10:30 AM at the Chillicothe Municipal Airport. Young Eagle Flights will also be available free for youth ages 8 to 17 weather permitting and with a parent or legal guardian present. Flight Donations are appreciated for the Youth Education Fund.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

Here’s the latest release from the Sheriff’s Office in Montgomery County. For the week of 09/16/2022 – 09/22/2022

·         On September 16, 2022, Deputies stopped a vehicle on Highway 19, south of Montgomery City, for displaying a license plate of another vehicle. Deputies reported the driver admitted to knowing he had the wrong plate on the vehicle, he was not able to provide proof of insurance and there were 4 juvenile passengers, none of which were wearing a seatbelt. After further investigation, deputies seized 3 syringes that were filled with a liquid substance. After field testing the syringes, deputies reported all were filled with Methamphetamine. The driver, who was also on Parole for Dangerous Drugs, was arrested, transported to the Montgomery County Jail, and charges were filed for Displaying Plates of Another Vehicle, Failing to Register Motor Vehicle, Failure to Provide Proof of Insurance, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child X 4.

·         On September 17, 2022, Deputies stopped a vehicle on Booneslick Road, near New Florence, for a registration violation. During the course of the traffic stop, deputies determined the driver had been drinking and after failing the field sobriety test, the driver was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Deputies further seized several articles of drug paraphernalia and Methamphetamine. The driver was transported to the Montgomery County Jail and charges were filed for Displaying Plates of Another Vehicle, Failing to Register Motor Vehicle, Failing to Provide Proof of Insurance, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Driving While Intoxicated.

·         On September 17, 2022, Deputies stopped a vehicle in the Montgomery City area for an equipment violation. Upon making contact with the driver it was discovered his driver’s license was suspended. The driver was placed under arrest. After further investigation, the passenger was found to be in possession a glass smoking devise and a clear plastic bag containing Methamphetamine. The passenger was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both were transported to the Montgomery County Jail.

·         On September 18, 2022, Deputies responded to a Domestic outside of Wellsville. Upon making contact with both parties and after further investigation, deputies were told they were arguing and the male subject felt it was okay to grab his girlfriend, on three different occasions during this argument, covering her mouth and nose to where she could not breath, in order to keep her from yelling at him. The girlfriend was not able to leave, was further assaulted, and feared for her life. The male subject was arrested, transported to the Montgomery County Jail, and charges were filed for Kidnapping and Domestic Assault.

·         On September 20, 2022, Deputies responded to Anthony Road in Middletown for a report of a loose horse that was grazing on a neighboring property. The horse has been loose on multiple occasions and we believe the horse has been abandoned and neglected for quite some time. The Sheriff’s Office made arrangements with Tangled Willow Equine Services and the Montgomery County Livestock Barn to assist us in the impoundment of the horse. The Sheriff’s Office has filed charges against the owner, who lives in the State of Florida, for Animal Neglect.

·         On September 21, 2022, Deputies stopped a vehicle in the New Florence area for a traffic violation. Upon making contact with the occupants and after further investigation, deputies discovered the passenger the passenger was in possession of more than 20 Clonazepam pills, a Schedule IV Controlled Substance, and two bags containing Methamphetamine. The passenger was arrested, transported to the Montgomery County Jail, and charged with 2 Counts Possession of a Controlled Substance.

·         On September 22, 2022, Deputies stopped a vehicle in the Wellsville area for displaying plates of another vehicle. Upon making contact with both, the driver and passenger, deputies reported observing both subject trying to hide something on their person. Upon further investigation, deputies discovered the driver was in possession of 21 Vicodin pills, a Schedule II Controlled Substance. The passenger was found to be in possession of Methamphetamine. Both were arrested, transported to the Montgomery County Jail, and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

𝐂𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐤:

·         Juvenile Complaint – Wellsville

·         Suspicious Vehicle – Bluffton

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery

·         Public Service Request – Jonesburg

·         Assist Other Agency – Jonesburg

·         Medical – Montgomery

·         Traffic Hazard – High Hill

·         Motorist Assist – I-70

·         Disturbance – New Florence

·         911 Open Line – Montgomery

·         Suspicious Activity – Montgomery

·         Suspicious Activity – Wellsville

·         911 Accidental – Wellsville

·         Traffic Accident – I-70

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery

·         C & I – I-70

·         Suspicious Vehicle – Montgomery

·         Traffic Hazard – Rhineland

·         Vehicle Fire – I-70

·         C & I – I-70

·         Domestic – Wellsville

·         Suspicious Activity – Wellsville

·         Domestic – Wellsville

·         Domestic – Wellsville

·         Abandon Vehicle – Bellflower

·         Suspicious Activity – New Florence

·         Public Relations – McKittrick

·         Traffic Accident – I-70

·         911 Accidental – Wellsville

·         Suspicious Person – Wellsville

·         Traffic Hazard – Wellsville

·         Domestic – Montgomery

·         Pedestrian Check – I-70

·         Public Service Request – Bellflower

·         Suspicious Vehicle – Montgomery City

·         Medical – High Hill

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Attempt to Contact – High Hill

·         Motorist Assist – New Florence

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Motorist Assist – Montgomery City

·         Animal Complaint – Middletown

·         Stealing – New Florence

·         School Visit – Montgomery City

·         Animal Complaint – Middletown

·         Harassment – Montgomery City

·         911 Open Line – Montgomery City

·         Medical – High Hill

·         Attempt to Contact – McKittrick

·         Suspicious Activity – Danville

·         Special Assignment – Wellsville

·         Alarm – Bellflower

·         Investigation – Montgomery City

·         Assist MSHP

·         Medical – Montgomery City

·         Check Well Being – New Florence

·         Pedestrian Check – I 70

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Domestic – Danville

·         Juvenile Complaint – Montgomery City

·         Special Assignment – Montgomery City

·         Special Assignment – Middletown

·         Check Well Being – I 70

·         Juvenile Complaint – Montgomery City

·         Suicidal Subject – Minneola

·         Disturbance – New Florence

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Assist Children’s Division

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Civil Matter - Jonesburg

·         Assist Other Agency - Danville

·         Possess Control Substance - Montgomery City

·         Possess Control Substance - New Florence

·         Possess Control Substance - Montgomery City

·         Domestic - Wellsville

·         Domestic Assault - Wellsville

·         Suspicious Person - Wellsville

·         Abandoned Vehicle - Bellflower

·         Assist Other Agency - New Florence

·         96-Hour Commit - High Hill

·         Stealing - New Florence

·         Animal Neglect- Middletown

·         Driving While Revoked - McKittrick

·         Information/Civil Issue - Montgomery City

·         Possess Control Substance - New Florence

·         Check Well Being New Florence

·         Fail To Register As A Sex Offender - Jonesburg

·         Domestic - Montgomery City

·         Possess Control Substance - Wellsville

·         Driving While Revoked - Wellsville

·         Assist Children’s Division - Montgomery City

·         Tampering With Motor Vehicle - New Florence

·         Forgery - High Hill




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September 28, 2022

 

MO ROUTE 19 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT & INTERCHANGE IMPROVEMENTS OVER I-70 MAY START NEXT WEEK

Weather permitting, work is scheduled to begin as early as next week on the bridge replacement and interchange improvement project located on Missouri Route 19 over Interstate 70 in Montgomery County at mile marker 175, Hermann exit. This project will replace the bridge over I70 and include interchange improvements with two new roundabouts, enhancing traffic flow at this location to accommodate current and future area needs.  The new bridge will be constructed just west and adjacent to the existing bridge.  These roundabouts are larger in comparison to other local roundabouts and specifically designed to accommodate large trucks and farm machinery that utilize the interchange. During the course of construction, each roundabout will be built one half at a time to minimize traffic impacts.  No significant closures are scheduled until the Spring/Summer of 2023, however, drivers may experience minor detours to access area businesses at the interchange.  Overall construction will include six stages with completion anticipated in the Winter of 2023.  Within the initial phase of the project, work will begin on the substructure of the new bridge in addition to grading, tree removals, and installation of temporary pavement at various locations needed for managing traffic in later stages of construction.   No substantial traffic impacts on Missouri Route 19, I-70 or the I-70 ramps is projected during this stage of work. The entire area of the interchange will be an active work zone over the next year.  For additional information, including images and videos covering project overview, construction staging details and traffic movements, please visit the project website at www.modot.org/missouri-route-19-bridge-replacement-and-interchange-improvement-over-i-70.

EARLY TUESDAY MORNING BARN FIRE DOES A LOT OF DAMAGE

An early Tuesday morning barn fire in northeast Missouri destroyed farm equipment and 250 hay bales. According to KTVO the incident was reported just after 3:30am Tuesday as Shelbina Fire Protection District firefighters were called out to a blaze six miles southeast of Shelbina. When they arrived at the scene on Monroe Road 311 firefighters found a pole barn owned by Larry Utterback fully engulfed in flames. The barn contained a hay baler and a farm disc, along with 250 large hay bales. The building and all of its contents were destroyed in the fire. Also the cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN EARLY TUESDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

A man was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 4:15am Tuesday in Franklin County. 53 year old James Davis of Washington, MO was at 8577Whiskey Creek Road when his vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway,

truck a tree and overturned. He was taken to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries.

 

IT’S DEER SEASON! STAY ALERT!

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that deer are more active and create hazards for Missouri motorists this time of year. Drivers are urged to remain alert. If you strike a deer, move your vehicle to a safe location and call 9-1-1 or *55 on a cell phone and

report it. Drivers are reminded that an attempt to avoid striking a deer could result in a more serious crash involving oncoming traffic.  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. At night, watch for deer eyes to reflect your headlights, which could give you more time to react to their presence. Remember that 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. 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 during the 6-6:59 a.m. and 6-8:59 p.m. timeframe.





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September 27, 2022


WOMAN INJURED IN AUDRAIN COUNTY ACCIDENT

A woman was injured in an accident that occurred at 7:15am Monday in Audrain County.  The patrol says that 71 year old Virginia Wright of Benton City, MO entered US 54 and her car was struck by a vehicle driven by 27 year old Kale Meyer of Montgomery City.  Wright was taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.


MOTORCYCLIST SERIOUSLY INJURED IN ACCIDENT

56 year old Laurence Atkinson of Lawson was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 7:50pm Sunday in Ray County.  He was riding his motorcycle on Route C when he struck an animal in the roadway, causing his motorcycle to run off the right side of the road and come to rest in the ditch.  He was taken to Liberty Hospital with serious injuries.


AMERICAN RED CROSS AND UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI TEAMING UP AGAIN AS PART OF THE 111TH MIZZOU HOMECOMING

As part of the 111th Mizzou Homecoming celebration, the University of Missouri and the American Red Cross are once again teaming up for the 36th consecutive year to help save lives through blood donations. Show your ‘Heart of Gold’ by donating blood at the Homecoming Blood Drive Oct. 10-13 at the University’s Hearnes Center Fieldhouse from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily. Everyone who attempts to donate will receive a Homecoming-themed, ‘Heart of Gold’  blood drive T-shirt, while supplies last. There will also be various treats throughout each day of the drive from local businesses. Last year’s Homecoming Blood Drive returned after a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19. In 2021, the daily goal was 550 blood donations and 2,100 over the four days. The drive finished with 2,504 blood donations last year. 134,485 blood donations have been collected in the previous 35 years the Red Cross and the University of Missouri have hosted the Homecoming Blood Drive. This year 4,000 blood donations are expected.  Those with types O, A negative and B negative blood are encouraged to make a Power Red donation at this blood drive. Power Red donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells during a single donation, allowing them to maximize their impact. Blood donations can be used to help patients across the Red Cross Missouri-Arkansas (MOAR) Region and beyond. The Mizzou Homecoming Blood Drive is the largest collegiate blood drive in the country. “Mizzou Homecoming has been a staple for well over 100 years and we could not be prouder to play a role in the festivities these last three and half decades,” said Rebecca Gordon, Executive Director, Red Cross of Central and Northern Missouri. “The students, faculty, alumni and Columbia community do a remarkable job in partnering with us on this lifesaving event. We hope to have a great turn out this year and invite everyone to roll up a sleeve and donate for patients in need.”


OVER $2.2 MILLION GRANT AWARDED TO CHARITON VALLEY TO DEPLOY FIBER INTERNET TO UNDERSERVED AREAS IN MONROE & RANDOLPH COUNTY

Chariton Valley announced this past Friday it will bring high-speed fiber internet to rural homes, businesses, and farms in areas of Monroe and Randolph Counties utilizing funds awarded through the third round of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ReConnect Loan and Grant Program. The over $2.2 million specifically awarded to Chariton Valley as a grant recipient will be used to deploy fiber internet to underserved areas in Monroe and Randolph Counties. Connecting 642 people, eight businesses, and 94 farms to the company's advanced fiber network. The third round of the ReConnect Program awarded $502 million in 20 states with Missouri receiving over $14.6 million in loans and grants.






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September 26, 2022

 

ATV OVERTURNS ONTO DRIVER IN RALLS COUNTY

The patrol reported a 12 year old boy was transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital with moderate injuries after an ATV crash Sunday night in Ralls County.. It happened on private property at 13441 Lewis Drive in Hannibal at 7:30 pm

Sunday as the 12 year old juvenile was taveling eastbound when the driver lost control causing the ATV to roll over on top of him.

 

TRUCKER PRONOUNCED DEAD SUNDAY MORNING DUE TO MEDICAL EPISODE

The patrol said a truck driver from South Carolina suffered a medical episode on MO 6, a half a mile east of Milan at  7:54 am Sunday. His westbound tractor trailer ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a ditch. The driver was identified as 58 year old Roy L. Harris of Awendaw, SC. A nurse practitioner pronounced Harris deceased at the scene at 8:19 am.

 

TWO TAKEN TO HOSPITAL WITH SERIOUS INJURIES AFTER HEAD ON CRASH IN MONROE COUNTY

Troopers say 51 year old Charles Walter of Moberly was northbound in Monroe County on MO 151, 8 miles south of Madison at 1:50 am Sunday morning when his vehicle ran off the road. The driver overcorrected and ended up striking a southbound car driven by 25 year old Samuel Pearman of Centralia head on. Both drivers sustained serious injuries and were transported to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

MARCELINE DRIVER INJURED IN CHARITON COUNTY

A 16 year old male from Marceline was injured when he failed to stop at a stop sign 1 mile south of Rothville in Chariton County at 7:31 AM Saturday.  The pickup he was driving at the Highway 11 and Highway E junction struck an embankment and a tree. He was transported to Pershing Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

MINOR INJURIES FOR PASSENGER WHEN DRIVER FALLS ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL

A passenger was injured overnight when the driver of the car she was riding in fell asleep at the wheel and travelled into the median. It happened at 3:20 a.m. Saturday on Highway 63, one mile south of La Plata in Macon County. State troopers say the northbound car involved was driven by Claire Adams, 19, of Kirksville, who was not injured. A passenger, 21 year old Rachel Ghatashen of Kirksville has minor injuries and was transported to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment.

 

BROOKFIELD WOMAN HURT IN FRIDAY MORNING WRECK

A Brookfield woman was hurt in a Friday morning wreck in Linn County.  The crash occurred at 10:30 AM when 20 year old Tobie Jacobs was on US 36. Her eastbound car traveled off the left side of the roadway just east of the Marceline junction and struck the guardrail.  She sustained minor injuries and was taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield for treatment.

 

BIG RIG OVERTURNS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT SAME LOCATION OF EARLIER CRASH IN LINN COUNTY

The patrol said a trucker from Salt Lake City, Utah was transported to Pershing Hospital with minor injuries after the tractor trailer he was driving east bound on US 36 traveled off the left side of the roadway. The driver overcorrected and the rig struck the guardrail and overturned. This crash happened at the same location on US 36, just east of the Marceline junction at 12:45 pm.

 

TWO SERIOUSLY INJURED IN AUDRAIN COUNTY ACCIDENT  

A man and woman from Arkansas were seriously injured in an accident that occurred after 8pm Saturday in Audrain County.  The patrol says that 38 year old Keith Stanford was on US 54 when his car traveled straight through the roundabout and went off the northeast corner of the roadway into a large ditch.  Both Stanford and his passenger 37 year old Courtney King were taken to University Hospital with serious injuries.  

 

MAN HURT IN SATURDAY EVENING WRECK  

A Columbia man was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Saturday evening in Cooper County.  44 year old Lee Reifsteck was on MO 41 and driving too fast for road conditions when he failed to negotiate a left turn, causing his truck to run off the right side of the road, he overcorrected, ran off the left side of the roadway and overturned.  He was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of minor injuries.  

ROLLA MAN KILLED SUNDAY NIGHT IN OSAGE COUNTY CRASH

The patrol said 55 year old Donald Mahaney of Rolla was killed in a motorcycle crash just west of Route Y in Osage County on Osage County Road  722. That wreck happened Sunday night at 7:10 pm and occurred as the motorcycle traveled onto the county road. The vehicle traveled off the roadway, then returned to the road and slid before it went off the right side of the road and the driver was ejected. Mahaney was pronounced at the scene by the County Coroner.

 

DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN EARLY SATURDAY MORNING CRASH   

A driver was seriously injured in an early Saturday morning crash in Franklin County.  22 year old Camdon Machelett of Bourbon, MO was on Spring Bluff Road and traveling too fast for the curvature of the roadway when his motorcycle ran off the right side of the road and overturned onto its right side.  The man was taken to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries.

 

CARROLL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Here is the Activity Report from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office for the period 09/13/2022 thru 09/19/2022

 


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September 23, 2022

WOMAN KILLED WHEN HER SUV SLAMS INTO DISABLED TRACTOR TRAILER

The Highway Patrol said a 71 year old Independence, MO woman was killed Thursday afternoon when her eastbound SUV slamed into the back of a tractor trailer unit that was disabled in the roadway. The crash happened at 12:13 p.m. on US 36, 3 miles east of Macon. The woman, identified as Mary Kliethermes, was pronounced at the scene just over an hour after the crash by the Macon County Coroner. The driver of the big rig, a man from El Paso, Texas, told KTVO’s John Garlock he was having mechanical problems and was trying to get the tractor-trailer moved off the highway. He said he had been stopped in the passing lane for approximately 10 seconds when an SUV slammed into the back of his trailer. The driver and another man were in the semi but neither were injured in the crash. Both eastbound lanes were closed, but traffic was allowed to pass on the shoulder of the highway. The Patrol’s Major Crash Investigation Unit assisted at the scene along with the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, MoDOT, Macon Rural Fire Department, Macon County Ambulance and Macon County Rescue personnel. On Tuesday, a similar crash happened in the westbound lanes of US 36, 2 miles east of Macon when a car driven by 33 year old Kyle Hall of Macon crashed into the back of a tractor trailer. Hall was flown to a Columbia Hospital for treatment while a passenger in a car seat, 2 year old boy had minor injuries and was transported to Samariton Hospital in Macon by ambulance.

TRACTOR TRAILER OVERTURNED ALONG US 36 SPILLING ITS LOAD

The driver of a tractor trailer escaped injury when his semi overturned on US 36 in Shelby County on Wednesday and the contents of the trailer, canned cat food was scattered along the shoulder and ditch of the highway.. That incident happened in the eastbound lanes of US 36, one-half mile east of Shelbina. The tractor trailer unit overturned when the vehicle traveled off the right side of the road. The Shelbina Fire Protection District told KTVO that the eastbound lanes of Highway 36 were reduced to one lane for about five hours.The roadway finally reopened to traffic Wednesday night. No one was sure what caused the accident, but they said it had just rained heavily prior the crash. The Shelbina Police Department, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol also responded to the scene. The story along with several pictures of the mess that resulted are posted on KTVO dot com.

 

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN WEDNESDAY NIGHT ACCIDENT

A Bunceton man was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 11:40pm Wednesday in Cooper County.  53 year old Warren Pennington was on 13012 Highway B when his vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway and overturned.  He was taken to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.

TEEN INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH

A Festus teen was injured in a motorcycle crash Wednesday morning in Jefferson County.  The patrol says that 18 year old Tucker Uding was riding his motorcycle on Route A when it began to slide on the pavement, crossed the double yellow centerline, partially overturned, slid on its side across the westbound lane of Route A and off the left side of the road, ejecting the teen from the motorcycle.  He was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital South for treatment of moderate injuries.

DRIVER HURT IN EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING WRECK

A Lake St. Louis driver was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck early Wednesday morning in St. Charles County.  66 year old Spas Raytchev was westbound on I-70 when he lost control of his car, ran off the left side of the road, struck the center concrete median barrier, returned to the roadway and then traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck the concrete median barrier a second time.  The man sustained minor injuries but refused transport by St. Charles County Ambulance District.

STAY ALERT DURING HARVEST SEASON!

It’s that time of year. Farmers across the state have started harvesting their crops and will be doing so for the next several weeks. This means drivers will see farm machinery traveling Missouri’s roads, especially in rural areas. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds all drivers to share the road and obey all traffic laws. Farmers and motorists alike are encouraged to be safe, courteous drivers. In 2021, there were 203 Missouri traffic crashes involving farm equipment. In those crashes, seven people were killed and 60 were injured. Whether you’re driving a vehicle or operating farm machinery, you must pay attention to the roadway, other drivers, and traffic signs. Distracted drivers are dangerous drivers. Please remain vigilant!

Farmers

*If traffic accumulates behind you on the road where it is difficult to make a safe pass, pull off onto the side of the road in a level area, so vehicles can pass.

* Make sure farm equipment is properly marked with lights and a “slow-moving vehicle” emblem.
*Always drive as far to the right as possible.
*It's harder to see you at dawn or dusk, so please don't travel on the road during those times if possible.

* Often, all-terrain vehicles are used for agricultural purposes. ATVs being used for farming can only travel on highways during daylight hours and must be equipped with lights, a bicycle flag, and a "slow-moving vehicle" emblem. The law requires anyone under the age of 18 to wear a safety helmet when operating an ATV; the Patrol, however, recommends operators wear a safety helmet regardless of age.

Remember: Missouri law allows agricultural machinery and implements to be operated on state highways between the hours of sunset and sunrise for agricultural purposes provided such vehicles are equipped with the required lighting. Like other motor vehicles, most modern farm tractors have seat belts. Always use a seat belt when operating a tractor equipped with a roll-over protection structure.

Drivers:
* Stay alert for slow moving farm equipment.
* When you drive up behind a tractor or other farm machinery, please slow down and be patient.
* Wait to pass until you have a clear view of the road ahead and there is no oncoming traffic. Never pass on a hill or curve.
* Collisions commonly occur when a motorist tries to pass a left-turning farm vehicle. A tractor that appears to be pulling to the right side of the road to let motorists pass, may be preparing to make a wide left turn. Watch the farmer’s hand and light signals closely.
* It's important that you pay close attention to farm equipment entering and leaving the highway from side roads and driveways. Special attention must be paid when traveling at dawn or dusk when the sun makes it difficult for drivers to see.

Traffic safety is everyone's responsibility. It's that simple.

NEARLY $3 MILLION IN GRANTS APPROVED FOR ELEVEN MISSOURI COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO HELP ENHANCE NURSING PROGRAMS ACROSS MISSOURI

Governor Mike Parson has announced nearly $3 million in grant funding has been approved for 11 Missouri colleges and universities to help enhance nursing education programs and develop solutions to help alleviate staffing shortages felt nationwide. These 11 competitive grants, totaling $2,997,690, were part of a special appropriation to the Missouri State Board of Nursing that was recommended and approved by Governor Parson. The approved grants include:

The nursing programs that were awarded funds have proposed innovative solutions to assist in alleviating the nursing shortage by increasing nursing faculty, developing career ladder programs that start in high school, leveraging virtual simulation and distance learning, and expanding earn while you learn models where students earn a wage while obtaining clinical education.

In addition to these funds, the Missouri State Board of Nursing has awarded more than $8 million through the Nursing Education Incentive Program(NEIP). That is an investment of more than $11 million to improve infrastructure for Missouri nursing programs and promote innovation in nursing education. NEIP is an annual grant program designed to increase the physical and educational capacity of professional nursing programs throughout the state.




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MACON MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN MACON COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Macon man was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 5:40pm Tuesday in Macon County.  The report states that 33 year old Kyle Hall was on US 36 when his car struck the rear of a freightliner driven by 42 year old Mohamud Ahmed of Fort Morgan, CO.  Hall was flown by MU One to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries, while his passenger a 2 year old boy was taken to Samaritan Hospital in Macon for treatment of minor injuries.  The other driver was not injured.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol was assisted by Macon County Sheriff’s Office, Macon County Rural Fire, Macon County Rescue Squad and Macon County EMS.  

 

DRIVER HURT IN EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING CRASH

A driver was hurt in an early Wednesday morning crash in Randolph County.  30 year old Amber Tuggle of Higbee was on Highway B when her vehicle struck a deer that entered the roadway.  She sustained minor injuries and decided to seek her own treatment.

 

4 HURT IN GASCONADE COUNTY ACCIDENT

2 women and 2 kids were injured in an accident that occurred at 6:15pm Tuesday in Gasconade County.  The patrol says that 28 year old Tessa Lampkin of Owensville was on US 50 at MO 28 when she made a left turn into the path of a vehicle driven by 27 year old Deborah Dolles of Bland resulting in a collision.  Lampkin suffered minor injuries while Dolles sustained moderate injuries.  Also 2 kids in Dolles’s vehicle suffered minor injuries, but the 2 year old girl did not seek medical treatment, while the 8 year old boy and the two women were taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington for treatment.

 

WOMAN INJURED IN TUESDAY EVENING WRECK

A Union woman was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Tuesday evening in Franklin County.  53 year old Angela Stewart was on Route AT when she started to fall asleep, causing her car to travel off the right side of the roadway, strike a culvert, continued off the right side of the road and hit a tree.  She was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Washington for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

CAMPER THEFT INVESTIGATION  UNDERWAY IN CARROLL COUNTY

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office has been investigating the theft of this 5th Wheel Camper from a rural Bogard address around the second week of August 2022. The white Dodge truck pulling this camper is believed to be driven by a Karla Welch, whom has outstanding warrants. This picture was taken in Colcord, Oklahoma on Monday, 9/19/2022 between 4:30pm-5:00 pm. Welch has family in Missouri and may travel back this direction. The camper may still have a Missouri license plate attached of 29F4BG. The Dodge truck license plate is currently unknown. If this camper and truck are seen please contact 911 or your local law enforcement agency.

 

SCAM ALERT INVOLVING SEXUALLY EXPLICIT PICTURES

Over the past couple of months the Macon County Sheriff’s Department reports they have received multiple reports from people regarding a specific scam. The scam involves the victim getting a random sexually explicit picture and the sender then requests a picture from the victim in return. The sender in these cases is fake scammer accounts. If the victim sends a sexually explicit picture back the scammer saves it and then uses it as a ransom. They will threaten to post the photo to social media or send the photo to family and friends if the victim doesn’t send the money.  Everyone needs to be aware of these types of scams. Parents of teenagers and children with cellphones especially. These scammers typically work overseas and the ones the Macon County Sheriff’s Office have dealt with were operating out of Nigeria. Awareness is the key to combating these scammers.

 

SCAM ALERT FROM MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department has been advised of and is conducting an investigation into a company identifying themselves on the internet as an equipment sales company.  The company’s website looks legitimate and may even be an actual company with the scammers contact information in place of the actual company’s.  When you call you will speak with a sales representative or manager who will negotiate the price of the items being sold. They will even produce contracts for you to provide your bank in order to secure and transfer the loan. This style of scam has been around for a while with the scammers using different items as there bait to get the victim to contact them.  The Sheriff’s office is advising citizens of Monroe County to please be careful when purchasing anything online. It is recommended that you see the item you are purchasing in person prior to your purchase. You’re also reminded if you have fallen victim to a fraud or have questions about fraud, please contact your local Law Enforcement agency.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

For the period 09/09/2022 – 09/15/2022

   

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September 21, 2022

CHULA MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT

The Livingston County Sheriff’s office reports an adult abuse petition hearing held in Livingston County Associate Court on Tuesday resulted in a Chula man being taken into custody on Contempt of Court charges. Shortly after court started the judge ordered Sheriff Cox take Marty J. Thorne, 52, Chula into custody for Contempt of Court. Mr. Thorne was refusing to be civil and follow court rules, instead Mr. Thorne continued running his mouth and would not follow the judges repeated instructions. Mr. Thorne was removed from the courthouse and taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center to serve 2 days. The Sheriff issued a reminder saying the best advice is if you are in court to have your attorney handle the matter or at least follow the court rules and judges orders.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IMPOUNDS A HORSE

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department reports they impounded a horse that has been on the loose on multiple occasions. They also offered thanks to Tangled Willow Equine Services and the Montgomery County Livestock Barn for their assistance with the transport and impoundment of the horse that authorities believe has been abandoned and neglected for quite some time. Tuesday, the horse was found on a neighboring property grazing and since the horse has been on the loose several times the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office will be filing charges against the owner for Animal Neglect. The horse was impounded from the Middletown area, near the Pike County - Montgomery County Line.

SPOOKED COW ATTACKED TWO PEOPLE IN MEMPHIS

Tuesday was apparently the day for unusual animal stories as KTVO reported late Tuesday afternoon, law enforcement officers in Memphis spent two hours tracking down a runaway cow that attacked two people. The very aggressive cow escaped from the Scotland County Livestock Market in the 900 block of North Clay Street in Memphis. The Scotland County Sheriff said the animal had acted spooked in the ring, so those in charge at the sale barn had put her in a double pen but the cow still managed to jump over both pens to get free.  She then injured two men near the intersection of North Browning Street and East McClintic Place, about a thousand feet southeast of the sale barn where she reportedly trampled both of them. The two suffered moderate injuries and were taken by ambulance to Scotland County Hospital. The sheriff identified the men as Marlin Oberholtzer and Jim McClintic, both from Memphis and said McClintic was out in his yard surveying storm damage when the cow charged him from behind without warning. Oberholtzer saw the attack and came to the rescue. The cow then rushed Oberholtzer, knocking him down and stepped on his chest once. The sheriff said she kept attacking him and wouldn't let him get up. That is when Nova Montgomery, of Memphis, who was driving by, saw the attack. Two eyewitnesses told KTVO Tuesday night that Montgomery drove her SUV into the yard to distract the cow away from men. The witnesses said the cow butted the front of the vehicle and then ran off. Early Tuesday evening, officers finally found the cow as the animal had circled back around to the area near where the attack had happened. The sheriff fatally shot the cow at that location. KTVO has the complete report posted on KTVO dot com.

COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS CONDUCTING FLU CLINICS

Many of the County Health Departments have started conducting flu clinics. The Putnam County Health Department will be hosting a walk-in flu clinic this Thursday, September 22nd from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Clinic hours have been extended for convenience. The clinic will be held at the health department office located at 103 N. 18th St. Unionville, MO. Curbside vaccine is available by phoning ahead at 660-947-2429. High-dose flu for those aged 65 and older in addition to quadrivalent vaccine for those aged six months and older will be available. 




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September 20, 2022

 

CAIRO MAN FACING CHARGES FOLLOWING WEEKEND ASSAULT IN MACON COUNTY

On Sunday, the Macon County Sheriff's Office arrested 32 year old Kristofer Quinten Clickner of Cairo. He has been charged with domestic assault 1st degree, burglary 1st degree, property damage 2nd degree, and driving while revoked/suspended. The suspect was arrested after a Macon County Deputy responded to an address in Excello, regarding a 911 hang-up call. While responding to the call the Deputy learned a female subject was text messaging 911 from the same location asking for emergency assistance. Upon arrival the Deputy located the female party who claimed she had been physically assaulted. During the course of the investigation evidence indicated Clickner assaulted the female party on several occasions throughout the entire incident and also damaged her residence and property.  With the assistance of the Randolph County Sheriff's Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Clickner was located at a residence in Cairo, Missouri, and taken into custody. He is currently being held without bond at the Macon County Jail.  

 

BOONE COUNTY CRASH CLAIMS LIFE OF FAYETTE MAN

This past Friday at approximately 9:06 pm, Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to investigate a vehicle crash on North Wagon Trail Road near East Dash Street. Boone County Joint Communications received multiple 911 calls reporting a vehicle had overturned at that location. Upon arrival, deputies located an SUV on its roof in the middle of Wagon Trail Road and two adult subjects believed to be occupants at the time of the crash. One occupant, identified as 23-year-old Alexander Mears of Fayette, was seriously injured and unresponsive. Deputies and emergency medical personnel provided aid to Mears; however, they were unable to revive him and he was pronounced deceased at the scene. The second subject, an adult female, was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The preliminary investigation indicated Mears was driving northbound on North Wagon Trail Road when he failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle crossed the center line, left the edge of the roadway, began overturning, and finally came to rest on its top in the roadway. Mears was ejected during the crash. The adult female, who was wearing a seatbelt, climbed from the vehicle after it came to rest on Wagon Trail Road.

 

COLUMBIA MAN INJURED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY WRECK

The Highway Patrol reports 49 year old Christopher J. Kennedy of Columbia was transported to University Hospital in Columbia with moderate injuries after the westbound vehicle he was driving on i-70 at the 184 mile marker in Montgomery County travelled off the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned. The crash report indicted the accident happened around 4:43 p.m. Monday afternoon.

 

IOWA MAN EJECTED FROM MOTORCYCLE

Troopers say 30 year old Jesse Welter, of Dubuque, IA was eastbound on US 54, just east of Audrain County Road 725 at 10:20 a.m. Monday when the motorcycle he was driving ran off the right side of the roadway and began overturning ejecting the driver before the motorcycle came to a final rest. Welter received moderate injuries and was transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment.

 

FIRE NORTHEAST OF UNIONVILLE DISTROYED FAMILY HOME

A family of five lost its home to a roaring fire over the weekend. John Garlock reported on KTVO and KTVO dot com the the fire was discovered shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday on Highway 129, about four miles northeast of Unionville.

Justus Frederick, an online fundraiser has been established to assist the family. Johnnie Ashley Howell and their three daughters lived in the residence. They were at their daughter's one-year birthday party about six miles away when the blaze happened and it’s reported the family lost everything. Unionville Fire Chief Tim Montgomery told KTVO the house was fully engulfed when they arrived. It is a total loss. The cause is still under investigation. Montgomery said it is not considered suspicious. Unionville fire crews had help from five other departments. Firefighters were on the scene nearly 4 hours

 

ROUND BROKEN FOR NEW STATE OF THE ART BEEF PROCESSING FACILITY IN WARREN COUNTY

Governor Mike Parson participated in the ground breaking ceremony for American Foods Group, LLC's (AFG) new state-of-the-art beef processing facility in Warren County. The company broke ground at its site near Wright City, marking the beginning of a project expected to generate $1 billion in annual economic impact in the state of Missouri.  “As a third-generation farmer and cattleman myself, I am proud to welcome AFG to Missouri. This is a major development that will benefit Missouri’s agricultural producers and consumers for years to come,” Governor Parson said. “With $94 billion contributed to our economy annually, we appreciate that agriculture is our number one industry. AFG’s investment in Missouri further signals to the nation and world what we’ve known all along, that Missouri is the best place for companies to grow and expand. We couldn’t be more excited for AFG’s expansion in Missouri.” AFG is investing $800 million in the new 775,000 sq. ft. facility. The company plans to create more than 1,300 new jobs in the region with an annual payroll of approximately $80 million. “As highlighted in the STL 2030 Jobs Plan, our region’s agricultural assets have long served as an economic engine. American Foods Group’s facility will bolster the economy for local farmers and agriculture businesses,” said Jason Hall, CEO of Greater St. Louis, Inc. “The family-owned company complements our already thriving agricultural and agtech strengths and their investment in good-paying jobs in Warren County will benefit our metro for years to come. This win – following a multi-state and metro search – also underscores that St. Louis can go head-to-head with any other region on the merits.” AFG is family-owned and employs more than 4,500 individuals across the United States. The company evaluated multiple locations for its newest facility where they plan to process 2,400 cattle per day. The company plans to be fully operational by the end of 2024.

 

COLUMBIA TO HOST OPERATION CLEAN NEIGHBORHOODS IN CENTRAL COLUMBIA THIS FRIDAY

The City of Columbia will host its 11th Operation Clean Neighborhoods event this Friday, Sept. 23. Operation Clean Neighborhoods gives City employees the opportunity to volunteer part of their work day to cleaning street curbs and sidewalks, picking up litter along streets, painting street markings, clearing vegetation and working in parks. This year, more than 70 City employees have volunteered to take part in Operation Clean Neighborhoods. This is the first such event since September 2019, when efforts were paused during the pandemic. Staff will focus on the streets and sidewalks bounded by Wilkes Boulevard (north), Eighth Street (east), Park Avenue (south), Providence Road (west) and the interior streets within this boundary. Drivers are asked to use caution while in this area.  Residents are invited to participate as well. Staff and resident volunteers will meet at 8:30 a.m. at Douglass Park, 400 N. Providence. Lunch will be provided to those volunteering at noon at the park. The event will conclude after lunch.  In conjunction with Operation Clean Neighborhoods, the Office of Neighborhood Services will place dumpsters in the neighborhood for resident use. Dumpsters will be available through Monday, Sept. 26. City staff will also pick up waste tires from residents in the neighborhood on Friday morning.  The goal of Operation Clean Neighborhoods is to help keep Columbia's neighborhoods clean and provide City employees an opportunity to engage with residents and one another. Columbia residents who are interested in volunteering with Operation Clean Neighborhoods or want to learn more about the event should contact the Office of Neighborhood Services at 573.817.5050.

 

SEPTEMBER IS SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH

During Suicide Prevention Month, University of Missouri Extension safety and health specialist Karen Funkenbusch reminds Missouri farmers and their families that MU Extension has resources for farmers and ranchers.

Suicide Prevention Month, observed in September, is a good time to talk with rural family and community members about increased risks of suicide, says Funkenbusch. Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death among Americans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that rural residents are at a higher risk of suicide than urban residents. The CDC also reports that more than half of U.S. counties don’t have a social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist. According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, 98% of the state’s rural counties are designated “mental health professional shortage areas.” It’s time to change those statistics, says Funkenbusch. In addition to a shortage of mental and behavioral health services, workers in rural communities often face other barriers such as difficulty obtaining health insurance, she says. There also may be sociocultural factors such as stigma against seeking help, especially for men. A lack of nearby medical services often hampers emergency care for those suffering from serious self-inflicted injuries or overdoses. MU Extension works with numerous groups to provide resources to farmers and ranchers, especially those who live in underserved areas. One is a new AgriStress Helpline. MU Extension, in a partnership with the Missouri Department of Agriculture, is promoting the free, confidential service, which is available to Missouri producers and rural families seeking mental health support. Call or text 833-897-2474 for help. Health care professionals answer 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The MU Psychological Services Clinic offers up to five free teletherapy sessions for farmers and ranchers and members of their immediate families. Learn more at muext.us/PSCFarmRanch, or contact the clinic at adpsc@missouri.edu or 573-882-4677. MU Extension is part of Iowa Concern, which provides stress counselors, an attorney for legal education, information and referral services for farm families. The toll-free number is 800-447-1985. These services are supported through Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network grants from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Another option is the 24-hour National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, which provides free, confidential services. If you or someone you know is in crisis, call or text 988 or go to 988lifeline.org. Find other resources in the MU Extension and Show-Me Farm Safety Mental Health Toolkit at muext.us/MHtoolkit.




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September 19, 2022

 

BROOKFIELD MAN CHARGED WITH ANNIMAL ABANDONMENT

A Brookfield man has been accused of abandoning five dogs, two of them puppies, without providing them adequate care. KTVO’s John Garlock reports Justin Lee Boggs, 23, of Brookfield, is charged with five misdemeanor counts of animal abandonment. Those charges were filed this past Wednesday. According to court documents, the alleged crimes happened in mid-July 2022.  The prosecutor said Boggs abandoned a young Dalmatian, an older German Shepherd, an older Beagle/Heeler mix and two unknown breed pups at his home in Brookfield according to the KTVO report.  Boggs appeared in a Linn County courtroom on Thursday where he was arraigned and pleaded not guilty to the five charges. In addition, Boggs requested more time to retain an attorney. His next court date is set for November 3, 2022.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE TO HOST OPEN HOUSE AT REGIONAL TRAINING CENTER ON SEPTEMBER 24TH

The Columbia Police Department will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at its Regional Training Center, 5001 Meyer Industrial Drive. While part of the Department's ongoing recruitment drive, the event also will provide a chance for anyone in the community to learn more about CPD's operations. "This is not only a prime recruiting opportunity, but also a great chance to connect with the community," said Acting Police Chief Jeremiah Hunter. "People can stop by, learn more about what we do on a daily basis and get a different perspective on law enforcement.  "Representatives from the Department's SWAT team, Crisis Negotiation Team, K-9 Unit, Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Investigators will be present to discuss their roles and answer questions. Attendees will have the opportunity to get a closer look at the Department's BearCat SWAT vehicle and mobile command posts, as well as activities such as a K-9 demonstration. Light refreshments will be available. The open house is the latest in a series of initiatives aimed at addressing the Department's staffing shortage. As a result of a months-long recruitment campaign, the Department swore in nine new officers in August and has an additional six recruits in the Law Enforcement Training Institute's fall academy. For more information, call 573.874.7422.

 

WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN ST. CHARLES COUNTY ACCIDENT

A St. Peters woman was seriously injured in an accident that occurred after 5am Saturday in St. Charles County.  The patrol says that 37 year old Dorothy Faries was on Highway 79 when she failed to maintain a lane, causing her car to run off the road and hit a guardrail end before overturning.  She was taken to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries.

 

TEEN SERIOUSLY HURT IN EARLY SATURDAY MORNING WRECK

A Fenton teen was seriously hurt in a one-vehicle wreck early Saturday morning in Franklin County.  The report states that the teen was on Highway 100 when his truck traveled off the north side of the road and overturned.  He sustained serious injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment.

 

NATIONAL CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK

Many law enforcement agencies statewide along with other safety advocates are working together on a campaign designed to help reduce serious injuries and fatalities for children involved in automobile crashes. National Child Passenger Safety Week kicked off on Sunday and will continue through Saturday, September 24th.  Missouri law requires all children under the age of eight to be in an appropriate child safety or booster seat. If the child is at least 80 pounds or more, and at least 4foot 9 inches tall, the child can then be placed in a properly attached and secured safety belt. For safety reasons, the Missouri State Highway Patrol discourages the purchase of child safety seats at a garage sale or other secondhand outlets. Also, a safety seat that has been in a vehicle during a traffic crash should be replaced. For more information about the proper use of child restraint systems or to schedule a child safety seat inspection, contact the nearest Missouri State Highway Patrol troop headquarters and ask for the public information and education officer. Missouri has a number of laws regarding safety for persons under 18 years of age. As an example no person under age 18 is allowed to ride in the unenclosed bed of a truck with a licensed gross weight of less than 12,000 pounds on lettered highways, federal, state-maintained highways, and within city limits. There are exemptions for agricultural purposes, special events, and parades. This is just one of many you need to be aware of.




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September 16, 2022

 

COLUMBIA MAN ARRESTED WHEN BOONE COUNTY DEPUTIES RESPOND TO BURGLARY IN PROGRESS

On Tuesday, at approximately 12:30 pm, Boone County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 1400 block of Golf Boulevard in reference to a burglary in progress. Boone County Joint Communications received a 911 call reporting a male subject carrying a large knife had entered an occupied residence through an unlocked door. The caller reported the male suspect was in the kitchen area of the residence and was being held at gunpoint by another resident. When the first deputy arrived on scene the male suspect, who was identified as 31-year-old Damon Harrell of Columbia, was located just outside the residence. Harrell was sitting near the door with a large knife in his hands. The deputy began giving commands to Harrell; however, Harrell stood up and ran from the residence. A Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit responded to assist and Harrell was located in the yard of a neighboring residence. Harrell surrendered to the K9 Unit without being bitten or injured. Based on their observations, deputies suspected Harrell was possibly suffering from some type of impairment, so he was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment. Harrell was later booked into the Boone County Jail and was charged with

Burglary 1st Degree, Armed Criminal Action, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Resisting Arrest.

FULTON MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED WHEN STRUCK BY CAR

A Fulton man was seriously injured after being struck by a car on US 136, one mile east of Kahoka in Clark County at 12:35 AM Wednesday morning. The patrol said 19 year old Austin M.Holtke of Fulton was in the roadway when he was hit by a westbound car driven by 30 year old Tasheina Dale of Arbela, MO. Holtke was flown by Air Evac to University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, IA.

 

SLATER WOMAN FLOWN TO HOSPITAL AFTER CRASH

The patrol reports 21 year old Allyson Freeman of Salter had serious injuries and was flown by Life Flight to University Hospital in Columbia after the vehicle she was driving southbound travelled off the roadway, struck an embankment and then a trailer. That crash happened Thursday night at 8:50 p.m. in Carroll County at the junction of County Road 281 and US 24.

 

PICKUP HITS BYCYCLE IN CHARITON COUNTY

A 15 year old girl was flown by MU One to University Hospital in Columbia with moderate injuries after the bicycle she was riding northbound on MO 5, just south of Route UU in Keytesville was struck from behind by a pickup Thursday night. That crash happened around 7:41 p.m. The pickup was driven by 78 year old Shirley Huckabey of Keytesville who was not injured.

COLUMBIA POLICE ISSUE REMINDER ON WAYS TO PREVENT CAR BREAK-INS

Columbia Police has been reminding issuing reminders to make sure to lock your cars and take other measures to help prevent car break-ins! Police said in a post on social media that in the last 48 hours, there have been approximately 11 break-ins reported within the Columbia city limits. Very often, vehicle break-ins are crimes of opportunity – and there are several key steps that you can take to help safeguard your vehicle and valuables, including stowing or removing valuables, especially firearms. Ensure windows and sunroof are closed, don’t leave a spare key, shut your car off when it’s unattended, park in well-lit areas and avoid isolated spots, activate the alarm and make sure you lock the doors. Some basic reminders on ways to help prevent break-ins from the Columbia Police Department.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT NEW K9 JUSTICE VISITS WELLSVILLE-MIDDLETOWN R1 SCHOOL

On Wednesday, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department new K9 - Justice made her first school appearance at the Wellsville-Middletown R1 School. K9 Justice and her handler, K9 Deputy Brent Sheets, conducted a search of the student lockers and everyone should be happy to know, nothing was found. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is committed to ensuring the safety of all students and doing their part to help keep schools in the county drug free. Wednesday’s search is one of those efforts.




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September 15, 2022

 

TWO KILLED IN FATAL GASCONADE COUNTY CRASH

A mother and daughter were killed in a Gasconade County crash at 11:28 a.m. Wednesday at the MO 19 and MO 100 junction. The patrol said 61 year old Cynthia R. Wolf of Gasconade, MO was eastbound on MO 100 and failed to stop for a stop sign. Her vehicle crossed MO 19 and struck a bluff. The driver was pronounced deceased minutes after the crash and a passenger, the drivers mother, 79  year old Anita R. Wolf was pronounced deceased just before noon Wednesday by the Gascondade County Coroner at the scene. The Hermann Police Department and Gasconade County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene. It was noted in the report this was Troop F’s 6th and 7th fatality for September and the 54th and 55th for the year.

 

KIRKSVILLE MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN ACCIDENT 

The Highway Patrol reports a Kirksville man was injured Wednesday morning just before 11 am. Troopers say the crash happened on Highway 6, 4 miles east of Kirksville. 69 year old Stephen Cody of Kirksville was driving a gravel truck eastbound when the truck traveled off the left side of the road, struck an embankment and overturned. He was transported by ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment. The patrol was assisted by the Kirksville Fire Department, Adair County Ambulance personnel and the Adair County Sheriff’s Department

 

TWO CENTRALIA RESIDENTS INVOLVED IN CRASH

Two Centralia residents both sustained minor injuries when they vehicles collided on Route Z, 1 mile north of Union Church Road in Boone County at 2:45 pm Wednesday. Troopers said the crash occurred when a vehicle driven by a 17 year old male who was northbound traveled off the right side of the road and overcorrected. The vehicle then returned to the roadway, crossed the center of the highway and struck the driver side of a southbound pickup driven by 32 year old Colin Kemble. Both drivers refused medical treatment at the scene and both vehicles were totaled.

 

CHILLICOTHER MAN SERIOUSLY HURT IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH

The patrol said 72 year old Danny Baxter of Chillicothe was seriously injured when the eastbound Kenworth truck he was driving travelled off the roadway and overturned. That crash happened at 9:20 a.m. in Carroll County on Route U at US 65. Baxter was transported by Air Ambulance to Liberty Hospital for treatment. The truck was totaled. Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputies assisted at the scene.

 

SUSPECT TURNED HIMSELF IN MONDAY TO BOONE COUNTY AUTHORITIES

Columbia Police say Jeffrey David Tubbs, 50, of Columbia, turned himself in to the Boone County Jail at approximately 7:50 p.m. on Sept. 12. He is charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon. Tubbs was being sought by Columbia Police in connection to an incident that occurred Aug. 31 at approximately 11:48 a.m. when officers were dispatched to an area near the intersection of Old Highway 63 North and Gordon Street for a report of a shooting. On scene, officers located an adult male victim with apparent gunshot wounds who was transported by EMS to a local hospital. While the suspect had already fled the scene, officers identified Tubbs as the suspect during the investigation. Tubbs is in custody of the Boone County Jail without bond.

 

BRUSH MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP THIS SATURDAY

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) in conjunction with Missouri Quail Forever invite landowners to a brush management workshop Sept. 17. This event will run from 9a.m.-1p.m. at 19847 Hwy. 5 in Unionville.

Participants will be introduced to a variety of ways to control woody encroachment on their land. They will also be taught proper timing and treatment, best management practices, and how brush management can benefit wildlife.

Registration will be required for this event and can be done at https://short.mdc.mo.gov/4Td . Lunch will be provided for participants.