LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/20/2018

 

ADAIR COUNTY WRECK

A Brashear driver sustained moderate injuries in a roll-over wreck yesterday afternoon at 4:45 pm. The patrol said 53 yea old Hannah M. Komerous was westbound on Route 6, 4 miles west of Brasher when her vehicle went off the road and overturned. She was taken by Adair County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment.

 

MONROE COUNTY ACCIDENT

A two vehicle incident in Monroe County resulted in minor injuries for an 18 year old Monroe City driver. The patrol said 18 year old Stephen R. Pfanner of Monroe City was northbound on Route EE, 4 miles southwest of Monroe City at 5 o’clock yesterday when his vehicle met an unknown southbound vehicle and struck mirrors causing a laceration on Pfanner’s arm. No other information was available.

 

TWO VEHICLE COLLISION IN KIRKSVILLE

KTVO.com reports A two-vehicle crash in Kirksville Thursday afternoon sent one person to the hospital. It happened just before 3:30 p.m. on North Baltimore Street just north of Kirksville Motor Company and involved an SUV and a pickup truck. Kirksville police told KTVO at the scene the preliminary investigation revealed a southbound SUV collided with an oncoming pickup. Sgt. Matt Kellison said it appears the SUV crossed the center line, causing the crash. Both vehicles received extensive damage and had to be towed from the scene. One person from the pickup was taken by ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment. Traffic was reduced to one lane until the wreckage was cleared. The Adair County Sheriff's Office assisted with traffic control.

 

CLARK COUNTY MAIN BEHIND BARS ON MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Adam Christopher Tucker, 33, of Wyaconda, Missouri yesterday. KTVO.com reports that on June 26, 2018, authorities applied for and were granted an arrest warrant for Tucker. The arrest warrant was issued by the 1st Judicial Circuit Court of Clark County. Listed on the arrest warrant are the following felonies: First-Degree Rape or Attempted Rape, Two Aggravated Sexual Offenses, which are unclassified felonies, First-Degree Sodomy or Attempted Sodomy, Armed Criminal Action, an unclassified felony, Unlawful Use of Weapon, a Class E felony, and Tampering with a Motor Vehicle, a Class D felony. During a traffic stop on the night of July 17, 2018, Tucker was arrested without incident by police in Hamilton, Illinois. They were assisted by the Hancock County Sheriff's Office. Tucker was transported to the Hancock County Detention Center and later waived extradition. On July 18, 2018, he was transported to the Clark County Detention by Clark County deputies and is being held on $100,000 cash-only bond.

 

TRAGEDY NEAR BRANSON - 11 DEAD AFTER POPULAR TOURIST ATTRACTOIN CAPSIZES

A total of 11 people have now been confirmed dead near Branson and Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader says seven people have been hospitalized and five others are still missing. Stormy weather is believed to be what caused the Ride the Ducks boat to capsize Thursday night at Table Rock Lake.. National Weather Service meteorologist Steve Lindenberg says the agency issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Branson area Thursday evening. He says winds reached speeds of more than 60 mph. An Investigation Team with the National Transportation Safety Board is expected to arrive this (FRI) morning.





LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/19/2018

 

 

MOBERLY MAN RECEIVED MODERATE INJURIES IN LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT WRECK

The highway patrol reports a Moberly man sustained moderate injuries in a one car accident on Route EE, ½ a mile east of US 63. Shortly before 11 o’clock last (WED) night, an eastbound vehicle driven by 30 year old Tyler R. Dowling ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a sign. Dowling was transported by Randolph County Ambulance to Moberly Regional Hospital for treatment. The patrol was assisted by Moberly Police as well as an additional trooper.

PUTNAM COUNTY TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT WEDNESDAY MORNING

A wreck involving a pickup truck and a tractor trailer resulted in minor injuries at 11 AM Wednesday morning in Putnam County. The patrols aid 37 year old Brad Oberreuter of Norway, IA was westbound on US 135, six miles east of Unionville when his pickup crossed the centerline and struck an eastbound tractor-trailer unit operated by 55 year old James R. Sly of Fairfax, MO. The pickup travelled over the right side of the roadway following impact. Oberreuter was treated for minor injuries at Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville.

 

MINOR INJURIES REPORTED TO PASSENGER IN MERCER COUNTY ATV ACCIDENT

A 13 year old boy from Spickard was taken to a local hospital for treatment following an accident involving an ATV on private property, east of U.S. 65, approximately ½ mile south of Princeton shortly before noon Wednesday. The highway patrol said 11 year old Tyler E. Coffman of Princeton was going westbound, up a hill in a pasture when the ATV struck a bump. That’s when the foot of 13 year old Cody L. Estes of Spickard, the passenger, slipped off the foot peg and went under the left rear tire resulting in Estes being pulled off the ATV by the tire. Coffman brought the ATV to a controlled stop. Estes was transported by Mercer county Ambulance to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton for treatment of minor injuries.

 

BOONE COUNTY WRECK ON ROUTE B

A two car collision occurred at Route B and Oakland Church Road in Boone County at 2:15 Wednesday afternoon. 46 year old Becky M. Bradshaw of Columbia was entering the roadway and failed to yield to another vehicle driven by 32 year old Erin M. Maynard of Columbia which ended up striking the Bradshaw auto. Bradshaw had moderate injuries and was transported bo University of Missouri Hospital by University EMS.

 

AUDRAIN COUNTY TWO CAR COLLISSION

Both drivers were injuries in a two vehicle collision in Audrain County at 5:45 pm Wednesday. The patrol said 37 year old Delisa L. Camp of Mexico crossed over US 54 and into the path of another auto operated by 36 year old Jeremie J. Pine of Jefferson City resulting in the Pine vehicle striking the Camp pickup in the side. Both drivers were transported by EMS to SSM St. Mary’s Hospital – Audrain. Camp had minor injuries while Pine’s injuries were moderate.

 

AIRPORT FIRE

 

On Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 11:37 am, Mexico Department Public Safety was called to the Mexico Memorial Airport in reference to a grass fire.  On arrival, it was discovered that while mowing around the runway area, the lawn mower malfunctioned and caught fire. The driver attempted to get back across the field spreading fire. The lawn mower incurred extensive damage. A large portion of grass around the runway was burned. Everything was quickly extinguished. There were no injuries from the fire.

CHILLICOTHE POLICE NEWS SUMMARY

The Chillicothe Police Department provided the following information …

Sunday, July 15th.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/18/2018

 

TWO PEOPLE INJURED IN DAVIESS COUNTY WRECK

Two people from Neosho, MO were injured in a one vehicle crash in Daviess County in the Northbound lane if I-35, five miles north of Cameron just before 4 o’clock Tuesday. The patrol said 63 year old Gary R. Richards lost control and this vehicle ran off the east side of the roadway and struck a tree. The vehicle then came to rest facing north. Richards had serious injuries and was transported by Daviess County Ambulance to Liberty Hospital. A Passenger, 60 year old Janell W. Miller had minor injuries and was transported by Cameron Ambulance to Liberty Hospital.

 

AUDRAIN COUNTY SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK

A Martinsburg, MO man sustained injuries in a one vehicle wreck in Audrain County at 5pm yesterday (TUES). The patrol said 72 year old William H. Aulber was westbound on County Road 716 at County Road 717. The crash occurred when the Aulbur vehicle travelled off the left side of the roadway, struck a culvert, became airborne across another roadway and overturned. The driver had moderate injuries and was transported by Ambulance to SSM Health in Mexico.

 

EARLY MORNING CRASH ON I-70 IN CALLAWAY COUNTY

The patrol said a one vehicle crash on westbound I-70 in Callaway County near the 143 mile marker sent a House Springs, MO driver to the hospital. 51 year old Maria L. Marberry was was behind the wheel when her vehicles travelled off the left side of the roadway and overturned. Marberry had minor injuries and was transported to University Hospital in Columbia.

 

HIGHWAY PATROL ARREST REPORT FOR LOCAL AREA

Troup B of the Highway Patrol arrested a Brookfield, MO man on drug charges at 8:55 PM Tuesday night. The patrol reports 23 year old Kyle J. Dorrell was charged with possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana as a prior offender, possession of drug paraphernalia as a prior offender and speeding. He was taken to the Brookfield PD and was later released.  A Maywood MO teenager was arrested by Troup H of the Highway Patrol in Livingston County at 11:44 PM Tuesday night.  18 year old Dylan J. O’Brien was picked up for Driving while revoked & no proof of insurance. He was also wanted on a Boone County warrant for FTA non-moving traffic violation. And Troup A took a Polo man into custody and placed him on a 24 hour hold at the Ray County Jail pending filing of formal charges. 42 year old Jason E. Tidwell was charged with Felony possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. In addition Tidwell had two outstanding warrants. One misdemeanor Clay County Warrant and a misdemeanor Ray County warrant for no seatbelt. He was arrested shortly after 9 o’clock Tuesday night.

 

CALLAWAY COUNTY MANS BODY LOCATED

This past weekend it was revealed that Callaway County Authorities were searching for a man reported missing over the weekend. Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Office confirmed that a death investigation was being conducted in the1900 block of County Road 228. Late in the day, a volunteer searcher found a body on land owned by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The Sheriff’s office has now confirmed that the body was identified as that of 74 year old Jerry Kinman of Millersburg  who was last seen Friday night before going for a walk in an area known as Little Dixie lake. Later Kinman contacted family members saying there was some type of medical emergency, but the calls kept dropping. Various law enforcement agencies, family, friends and numerous other volunteers haven been searching for Kinman since

 

NEBRASKA MURDER SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN TROY

An Iowa man and a woman from Missouri were arrested at a Wal-Mart store in Troy, MO. 29 year old Raymond Davis of Des Moines, Iowa, and Krystal Martin, age 20 of Hawk Point are jailed without bond, awaiting extradition to Nebraska. The Troy Police department said they were contacted by Belevue, Nebraska Police on June 30th. In addition, while both suspects were arrested on June 30th, it wasn’t released until this week.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/17/2018

 

 

TWO PEOPLE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER CRASH IN KIRKSVILLE

KTVO.com is reporting Two people were sent to the hospital after a Monday afternoon crash in Kirksville. That crash happened at the intersection of Osteopathy and Scott streets near Northeast Regional Medical Center. Emergency personnel responded to the scene just after1:00p.m. According to Kirksville police, two vehicles were involved. An elderly woman and her passenger were trapped in a vehicle that suffered extensive damage to the driver's side. The two were transported to the hospital for treatment. The other driver involved in the incident was not injured. Due to conflicting reports from a witness and the uninjured driver, the cause of this crash remains under investigation. Officers are waiting to speak with the two women recovering in the hospital.

 

SHOOTING INCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION

This past Saturday night at 9:12 PM the Mexico Department Public Safety was called to Tyron Lue Blvd in Mexico regarding a gunshot.  According to the report, officers found a juvenile who had received an apparent gunshot to his right leg. He was transported to SSM Audrain Hospital where he was treated and released. Officials with the Mexico Department of Public Safety said no other information was available or than the investigation is continuing.

I-70 BRIDGE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY WILL BE CLOSED FOR BRIDGE REPAIR

Weather permitting, this Wednesday and Thursday, July 18th & 19th , Interstate-70 Westbound in Montgomery County will have the driving lane closed for bridge deck repair at the Loutre River Bridge, located west of Danville, back to the Missouri Route 161 interchange. The work will be performed at night beginning at 8:00 p.m. on July 18th and will reopen at 5:30 a.m. on July 19th.  If needed to complete the work, the lane will then close again at 8:00 p.m. on July 19th and reopen at 5:30 a.m. on July 20th.  The truck parking area will also be closed during these times. The MoDOT Area Engineer said “This bridge deck is deteriorating and needing repairs. This project will help extend the life of the bridge, until its replacement next year,” he added. Concrete Strategies LLC of St. Louis, Missouri, was awarded the contract in the amount of $294,750. Changeable message boards will be used to notify motorists of future traffic impacts. For more information contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636). All information for this project can be found on our website at http://www.modot.org

WORK CONTINUES ON HIGHWAY 36 THRUOUGH CAMERON

The resurfacing project through Cameron started yesterday (MON) and brings with it some one-day ramp and access closures. The Missouri Department of Transportation has contracted with Herzog Contracting Corporation to complete the U.S. Route 36 resurfacing project which stretches from Grindstone Creek to just east of the Caldwell County line. Crews will mill off the old surface and then add two lifts of new asphalt through this area. For safety and to mitigate the impact to motorists, the project will be completed in two stages. The first stage will stretch from Grindstone Creek to just past the U.S. Route 69 ramps. The second stage will begin where the first stage ended and continue east to just past the county line. Below is the planned scheduled of milling, resurfacing, and ramp closures for the next two weeks. This work will take place during daylight hours and closures could be in place as early as 6 a.m. Crews will do their best to close ramps and access points only as long as necessary and open them as soon as it is safe to do so. As with all projects, the work is weather permitting and could be rescheduled:

  • Monday, July 16 and Tuesday July 17 – Resurfacing the eastbound driving lane from Grindstone Creek to approximately Ensign Trace. No ramp closures planned.
  • Wednesday, July 18 – Resurfacing the eastbound driving lane near Ensign Trace. Access to Ensign Trace on the south side of U.S. Route 36 will be closed.
  • Thursday, July 19 – Resurfacing the eastbound driving lane near U.S. Route 69. The on and off ramps from U.S. Route 36 to U.S. Route 69 will be closed.
  • Friday, July 20 – Resurfacing the westbound driving lane near U.S. Route 69. The on and off ramps from U.S. Route 36 to U.S. Route 69 will be closed.
  • Saturday, July 21 - Resurfacing the westbound driving lane near Ensign Trace. Access to Ensign Trace on the north side of U.S. Route 36 will be closed.
  • Sunday, July 22 – no work planned
  • Monday, July 23 – Resurfacing the eastbound passing lane near Ensign Trace. The median crossover between the eastbound and westbound lanes of U.S. Route 36 at Ensign Trace will be closed.
  • Tuesday, July 24 and Wednesday, July 25 – Resurfacing passing lanes of U.S. Route 36. No ramp or median crossover closures planned.
  • Thursday, July 26 - Resurfacing the westbound passing lane near Ensign Trace. The median crossover between the eastbound and westbound lanes of U.S. Route 36 at Ensign Trace will be closed.

The second stage of the project could begin as early as July 30. It will start where the first stage ended and continue to just past the Caldwell County line. This stage will include the repaving of the Interstate 35 ramps. The work during this second stage will be conducted as nighttime operations and will require the closure of the I-35 ramps. The closure of each ramp will last approximately one day. This second stage will take at least two weeks to complete. During both stages, traffic control and message boards will be in place alerting motorists of the work and planned ramp closures. One lane of U.S. Route 36 in each direction will remain open throughout the project. All work is weather permitting/ For more information on this or other MoDOT projects, call 1-888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/northwest

 

VAN METER STATE PARK TO HOST SCAVENGER HUNT COMPETITION

Van Meter State Park will host a park-wide scavenger hunt team competition 2 to 3 p.m. this Saturday, July 21. Participants are invited to assemble a team, grab a cellphone or camera and search the park for all kinds of natural items. The first team to find and take a photo with each item will win a prize. This event is free and open to the public. Van Meter State Park is located 12 miles North of Marshall on Highway 122. For more information about the event, call the park at 660-886-7537. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

CHILLICOTHE POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE

                Chillicothe PD reports the following calls & other activities for 07/14/2018 …

Chillicothe PD reports the following calls & other activities for 07/13/2018 …




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/16/2018

 

SHELBYVILLE MAN HURT IN MARION COUNTY ACCIDENT

US Route 37, seven miles west of Hannibal in Marion County was the scene of a two vehicle wreck in that resulted in Moderate injuries for a Shelbyville driver. The patrol said 46 year old Melvin E. Hoover of Shelbyville was eastbound when his vehicle struck another east bound vehicle driven by 38 year old Anthony C. Hummel of Quincy, IL from behind.  Hummel was not injured.  Hoover was transported by ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal for treatment.

 

TWO INJURED WHEN MOTORCYCLE STRUCK DEER

Two Trenton residents were hurt when the motorcycle they were riding collided with a deer in the roadway on Route V, 4 miles north of Laredo in Grundy county at 8:10 Saturday night. The patrol said 63 year old James L. Ellis was northbound  and upon impact the motorcycle overturned and slid off the east side of the roadway and ejected both riders. They came to rest off the east side of the roadway beside the wrecked motorcycle. Ellis had moderate injuries and was transported by Grundy County Ambulance to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton.  His passenger, 62 year old Connie S. Ellis had serous injuries and was transported by Life Flight Eagle. The patrol said the passengers helmet became dislodged upon striking the ground.

 

MENDON DRIVER IN CHARITON COUNTY WRECK

A Mendon woman sustained minor injuries when her southbound vehicle went off the left side of the roadway, through a fence and struck a tree. The patrol said that accident happened at 2:30 Sunday morning in Chariton County on MO Route 5, one mile north of Mike. 49 year old Lori M. Mauzey was treated at Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield. She was also charged with driving while intoxicated and not wearing a seat belt.

 

CLARENCE TEENAGER IN SHELBY COUNTY WRECK

A Clarence driver, 18 year old Destiny C. Newberry received minor injuries in a wreck in Shelby County on Highway 151, 4 miles south of her hometown. The patrol said the vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected several times, went off the left side of the roadway and struck a ditch. That accident occurred Saturday morning at 10:50 AM. Newb erry was transported ot Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment.

 

BROOKFIELD POLICE BRIEFING FOR JULY 13TH, 2018

 

Brookfield PD report a number of incidents in this report …

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/13/2018

 

THREE PEOPLE KILLED IN HEAD ON COLLISION IN AUDRAIN COUNTY

Three people died in a head on wreck on US 54, 2 miles south of Laddonia around 2:00 yesterday (THURS) afternoon. The patrol said 24 year old Kierra T. Glispie of Justice, IL was eastbound and was passing an eastbound tractor trailer when her car struck a westbound vehicle driven by 75 year old Douglas W. Turner of Licking, MO head-on. That impact then pushed the Turner vehicle into the tractor-trailer unit that Gilispie had attempted to pass. The 18-wheeler was driven by 50 year old Roby E. Sharp of Liberty, IL. Turner, and a passenger, 72 year old Helen J. Turner of Licking, MO were both killed in the pile up and were pronounced dead at the scene.  A passenger in the Giispie auto, 18 year old Kyreoin  Glispie also died as a result of the wreck and he was pronounced dead at the Mexico hospital. Kierra Glispie had serious injuries and was transported to University Hospital in Columbia.  The patrols major crash investigative unit was called in to help and the Audrain County Sheriff’s office also provided assistance. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.

 

CARROLL COUNTY ACCIDENT RESULTS IN MODERATE INJURIES

A passenger received minor injuries in a two car collision on US 65 northbound, north of County Road 150 in Carroll County at 11:30 yesterday (THURS) morning. The patrol said the crash occurred as a northbound vehicle driven by 28 year old Levi S. O’Neal of Carrollton was stopped in the roadway to make a left hand turn. Another northbound vehicle driven by 53 year old Melissa A. Sheetz of Carrollton attempted to slow down. but struck the O’Neal vehicle from behind. 12 year old Faith Burnet of Carrolton was a passenger in the Sheetz auto and received minor injuries but refused treatment on scene.

 

FIVE PEOPLE TREATED AFTER MACON COUNTY WRECK AT INTERSECTION

The patrol said a total of 4 people were taken to Samaritan Hospital in Macon for treatment and one was treated at the scene of a wreck in Macon County just before 9am at the Highway 63 Junction at Excello. 56 year old Harry G. Rhodes of Macon was westbound and failed to yield and struck the drivers side of a southbound vehicle driven by 50 year old Vickie S. Thompson of Callao. Thompson had minor injuries and was treated at the scene. All the others were passengers in the Thompson auto including 30 yuear old Crystal M. Toumbs, 8 year old Vickie S. Thompson and two infants, Kaizlynn Cline and Kenleigh Cline. They also had minor injuries and were treated at the Macon Hospital.

 

CLARENCE DRIVER RECEIVED MINOR INURIES IN SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT

An 18 yea rold Clarence, MO resident received minor injuries when her vehicle travelled off the side of Highway 151, 4 miles south of Clarence at 10:50 Thursday morning. Brennah N. Collins received minor injuries and was transported by private vehicle to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

MARION COUNTY COLLISION RESULTS IN INJURIES

Three people were injured at 3:42 Thursday in a collision in Marion County at the West Quincy bottoms. The patrol said 86 year old Albert F. Emerick of Quincy pulled out from the Aryco parking lot into the path of a vehicle driven by 71 year old Michael E. Metcalf of Palmyra who was westbound on US Highway 24. Emerick received moderate injuries and was transported by Marion County Ambulance to Blessing Hospital in Quincy. A passenger in the Emerick auto, his wife, 87 year old Darlene I Emerick sustained minor injuries and was transported by Ambulance to Blessing Hospital. Metcalf also had minor injuries and was transported by private vehicle to Blessing Hospital.

 

ATLANTA MO DRIVER ARRESTED IN MACON COUNTY

An Atlanta , MO man found himself in the Macon County Jail on a 24 hour pending the filing of formal charges early this morning. The Highway Patrol arrested 23 year old Vincent L. Elrod for DWI, 1st Offense, Driving while Suspended, Possession of Plates belonging to another and No insurance. According to the arrest report he was taken into custody at 12:24 am this (FRI) morning.





LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/12/18

 

PUTNAM COUNTY HOSPITAL AUDIT RELEASED

State Auditor Nicole Galloway Wednesday issued a follow-up report of Putnam County Memorial Hospital in northern Missouri. Her report last year uncovered $90 million in inappropriate lab billings. The findings of the audit were covered by national news outlets and resulted in calls for a federal investigation into hospital billing schemes.

 

"Our audit revealed a billing scheme that we now know extends well beyond Putnam County Memorial Hospital and could impact healthcare costs for all of us," Auditor Galloway said. "I'm pleased to see that action has been taken to end this questionable activity in Putnam County. The citizens that rely on this hospital deserve legitimate solutions that ensure the ongoing availability of acute care." 

 

The 2017 audit uncovered a billing scheme in which Putnam County Memorial Hospital billed insurance companies for lab services conducted across the country. The questionable activity began in September 2016, after the Putnam County Hospital Board hired David Byrns and his company, Hospital Partners, Inc., to take over day-to-day management of the hospital.

 

The follow-up report revealed the board terminated the management agreement with Hospital Partners, Inc. as of February 2018. The board continued to pay a company affiliated with Hospital Partners, Inc. for billing services, and paid at least 10 other labs for billing and lab management fees through April 2018. More than $20 million went to these companies and their affiliates between July 2017 and the termination of the billing agreement.

 

The 2017 audit also found the hospital was paying the salaries of 33 employees from around the country to conduct lab work. These "employees" were removed from the hospital payroll in October 2017. The board is working with legal counsel to review these payments and determine whether any money can be recovered. 

 

"This scheme was presented as a way to address the financial condition of the hospital, but today, the revenues and the cash balance of Putnam County Memorial Hospital remain the same as before the hospital started serving as a shell company for these billings," Auditor Galloway said. "The board is working to prioritize responsible oversight of hospital operations and continues to search for a long-term solution, but faces a lot of unknowns."

 

Putnam County Memorial Hospital remains in poor financial condition. The board is working to increase revenues through legitimate lab activity, which includes processing lab specimens for a small hospital in Arkansas. The hospital does not bill insurers directly, but generates revenue through billing the other hospital for services rendered. The board is working with a consulting firm to review finances and management options, and expressed interest in offering substance abuse services to address an ongoing need in the area. 

 

After the audit, the board obtained legal representation to ensure adequate review of future contracts. A long-term hospital employee is now serving as the CEO to ensure proper oversight of management activities. 

 

A copy of the progress report is available online here.

 

 

PRINCETON DRIVER INJURED IN WRECK

A Princeton received moderate injuries in a Harrison County Wreck at 9:30 yesterday (WED) morning. The patrol said 45 year old Glen W. Allen of Princeton became unconscious as he was east bound on US 136 at State Route T, approximately 5 miles east of Bethany. The Allen vehicle travelled off the south side of the roadway and struck two additional vehicles. His auto then struck a curb, a road sign, and became airborne. The vehicle then hit the ground, struck a second sign, and travelled over East 250th Ane into a corn field, finally coming to rest on its wheels facing east off the south side of the road. Allen was transported to Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany for treatment. No other injuries were reported as the other two vehicles were parked at the time.

 

QUINCY MAN STRUCK WHILE WORKING IN CARROLL COUNTY

The highway patrol took a report from a Quincy man who claims he was struck by the mirror of a trash truck . According to the report, 43 year old Jason T. Dull was working near the shoulder of US 65 in Carroll County at 1 o’clock (Wednesday) afternoon approximately 654 feet south of the ramp. Dull said he was struck by the passenger side mirror of the garbage truck as it traveled s outhbound onto US 65 from the ramp. No information is known about the garbage truck such as the owner, drivre and the like. Dull went to Ray County Memoiral Hospital 

 

MARION COUNTY TWO CAR PILE UP

Traffic along US Highway 61, 3 miles south east of Palmyra was affected by a two vehicle wreck shortly after 4 pm yesterday (THURS) afternoon. The patrol said 65 year old Marion G. Wilson was northbound as was 53 year old Mary E. Schueler of O’Fallon when the O’Fallon auto struck the Schueler  vehicle from behind causing it to travel off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected and overturned multiple times. Wilson sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Blessing Hospital in Quincy by Marion County Ambulance. Schueler had minor injuries and was transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital b Marion County Ambulance. Assistance was provided at the scene by an additional trooper, the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, Marion County Ambulance and the Palmyra Fire Department.

 

DRUG ARRESTS IN SCHUYLER COUNTY

The patrol reports three drug related arrests last (WED) night around 7:45 pm. 37 year old Echo N. Miller of Queen City was charged with felony possession of Methamphetamine and felony possession of drug paraphernalia. She was taken to the Clark County Jail and placed on a 24 hour hold pending the filing of formal charges. Two other people were also arrested at the same time. 46 year old Dennis L. Collis of Queen City was charged with possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia as was 47 year old Sharon R. Dickow of Kirksville. She also received a speeding ticket and a summons for not wearing a seat belt. Both Dickow and Collis were ticketed and released.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

July 9th Calls




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/11/2018

 

MACON POLICE MAKE SEVERAL DRUG ARRESTS & MORE

This past Friday, July 6th Macon Police Officers arrested a 28-year old man on drug-related charges after a traffic stop.  A Macon Police Officer made enforcement contact with a vehicle in the area of Rollins and Missouri Streets for exceeding the posted speed limit. As a result, police seized items of drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine.  The male subject was taken into custody and later transported to the Macon County Jail where he was placed on 24-hour hold pending formal charges.  Police applied for and obtained an arrest warrant for Zachary P. Martin of Callao for possession of controlled substance (meth) with bond set at $10,000.00 cash only.  Martin remains in custody at this time. The next day, Saturday July 7th, Macon Police Officers made enforcement contact with a vehicle occupied by a female with outstanding warrants.  Officers attempted to stop the vehicle at Missouri and South Rollins Streets but it did not yield to the officer until much further South on US Highway 63 near Kentucky Place. Upon making enforcement contact, the female driver told officers there was a bag containing methamphetamine under the driver seat of the vehicle.  Police located and seized approximately 171 grams of methamphetamine, a glass meth pipe with residue, individual plastic baggies, marijuana, a digital scale, a schedule IV controlled substance identified as Diazepam, and other items.  The female suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Macon County Jail where she was placed on 24-hour hold pending formal charges.  Police applied for and obtained an arrest warrant for Brandi J. Harvey, 31 of Macon for trafficking drugs, possession of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Bond was set at $50,000.00 cash only. Harvey remains in custody at this time. While that traffic stop was being conducted an oncoming vehicle was traveling South on the shoulder line of the right side of the roadway and traveling toward the officer and the initial vehicle which he had stopped.  The officer had to step closer to the stopped vehicle to avoid being struck by the oncoming vehicle, identified as a Chevrolet Tahoe. The officer reported this vehicle traveled past the traffic stop numerous times in a careless manner before finally traveling North on Highway 63.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol was contacted to assist and did locate the vehicle. As a result, police arrested a 43-year old male of New Cambria and placed the man on 24-hour hold pending formal charges.  Police then applied for and obtained a warrant for Michael B.

McKim for assault 2nd degree on law enforcement officer, resisting/interfering with a felony arrest, careless driving and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle with bond set at $20,000.00 cash only.  McKim remains in custody at this time. Also on Saturday, July 7th, police responded to a report of domestic assault occurring in the 200 block of South Rollins Street.  It was reported that a male suspect assaulted a female victim with closed fists and made threats to kill the female.  The male suspect also locked the female in the residence and would not allow her to exit.  She then reportedly did exit the residence and went for help.  Police later located the suspect in the 200 block of South Rollins and placed him under arrest.  The male suspect, a  50-year old male of Macon, was then taken to the Macon County Jail where he was placed on 24-hour hold pending formal charges. Police applied for and obtained an arrest warrant for Douglas R. Toms for felony domestic assault in the third degree and felonious restraint with bond set at $25,000.00 cash only.  Toms remains in custody at this time.

 

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN MARION COUNTY

Two people were ejected from the motorcycle they were riding when the driver lost control and the bike went off the right side of the roadway and overturned. The patrol said the accident happened at 8:30 Monday night on Marion County Road 418, east of County Road 421, just west of Hannibal. 32 year old James A. Garner of Hannibal was the driver and 17 year old Haley J. Hamlin of Palmyra was a passenger. Both had moderate injuries and were transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment.  

 

CARROLLTON WOMAN INJURED IN CRASH

24 year old Julia M. Eaves of Carrollton received moderate injures when her vehicle experienced a malfunction and the vehicle went off the roadway and vaulted over a culvert before coming to rest. That accident occurred during the noon hour on Tuesday on Route D, ½ mile south of County Road 240 and the driver was transported by ambulance to Carroll County Memorial Hospital for treatment.

 

SALINE COUNTY CRASH SENDS THREE TO THE HOSPITAL

Two Slater residents were life-flighted to University Hospital in Columbia with moderate injuries  in a two vehicle wreck on County Road 260 at Thompson Lane in Saline County at 3:35 Tuesday afternoon. The patrol said 46 year old Christopher M. Stockman of Slater was driving struck an

18 wheel tractor trailer unit at the intersection.  Both vehicles travelled off the road and struck the ground. The 18 wheeler came to rest in a field while the Stockman pickup continued sliding out of control before coming to rest in a field. Stockman and a passenger, 20 year old John M. Stockman of Slater both had moderate injuries and were flown from the scene for treatment. The semi driver, 67 year old Michael L. Keibel of Marshall had minor injuries and was taken to Fitzgibbon hospital in Marshall for treatment.

 

NEW ALERT SYSTEM IN PLACE FOR GRUNDY COUNTY RESIDENTS

Grundy County residents have a new way to be notified of emergency information as well as other important news. The Grundy County Emergency Alert portal is a partnership between Grundy County, the City of Trenton, and the Grundy County Health Department. The alert system includes all addresses located within the borders of Grundy County and is designed to alert citizens of Grundy County, Missouri about local emergencies and other important community news. This system enables City and County officials to quickly send critical information in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, boil orders, unexpected road closures, missing persons, or neighborhood evacuations. The portal, located at http://www.grundymoalert.com will allow users to sign up and receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how. This is not a replacement to traditional notification sources such as Storm Sirens, your local radio & TV stations, cable systems, the Emergency Alert System and others, but is an additional way to be notified and kept up to date should conditions warrant. Anyone with questions can contact Grundy County Emergency Management at 660 359 4040 x2250

ZERO HERO NOMINATIONS UNDERWAY

Continued efforts of individuals and organizations across the state have helped reduce fatalities on Missouri roads.  Every two years, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety recognizes those at the statewide Highway Safety and Traffic Conference.  This year, the conference theme is “Zero Heroes,” and many will be recognized for their life-saving efforts.  To nominate a Zero Hero for either a statewide award or a regional award, you’ll find a link to the nomination material on our station website where you can simply click the Nominate A Zero Hero Today link. Statewide, individuals and organizations can be recognized with the Arrive Alive Award, Tempe Humphrey Award, Lay Down the Law Award, Safety-Neer (Engineering) Award, and the Show-Me-Safety Award.  Regionally, there are two awards - the Arrive Alive Award and the Show-Me-Safety Award. For more information, visit www.saveMOlives.com




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/10/2018

FIRE CONTINUES TO BE MAJOR CONCERN DUE TO DRY CONDITIONS

Grundy County Emergency Management encouraging extra care with outdoor activities. The prolonged dry conditions are leading to an increased threat for natural cover fires. The severe drought that a large portion of the area is now experiencing has lead to many natural grasses going dormant, this leads to an increased risk for fires.  Anyone who is conducting outdoor burning is strongly urged to use extreme care, have a readily available supply of water and do not leave fires unattended. Those working with outdoor equipment should use care and take steps to reduce Sparks that may ignite dry and dormant grasses. Anyone with questions may contact Grundy County Emergency Management at 660 359 4040 x2250

MACON TRUCKER INVOLVED IN WRECK IN ST> CHARLES COUNTY

A truck driver from Macon escaped injury in a St. Charles county wreck in the Southbound Lane of US 61 at North Point Prairie Road at 1:25 Monday afternoon. The patrol said 48 year old Vincent Fraley of Macon was in the left hand lane southbound in a tractor trailer unit. Another vehicle driven by 81 year old Charles L. De Witt of Troy was stopped in a crossover turn lane waiting for vehicles to pass and attempted to make the turn and travelled into the path of the Fraley tractor trailer. Two passengers in the DeWitt vehicle, 54 year old Diane M. De Witt of Bradenton, FL and 54 year old Denise M. Jordan of Troy, MO had serious injuries. Both were taken to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital, Lake St. Louis by St. Charles County Ambulance District. Diane De Witt was later flown by Air Evac to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis.

 

WOMAN TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER TWO VEHICLE WRECK

A Callaway County wreck resulted in injuries for a Auxvasse driver. The patrol said the crash occurred on Route HH at County Road 230 at 10:35 Monday morning when a northbound vehicle driven by 34 year old Reanna M. Pitts of Fulton crossed the center line and struck a southbound auto driven by 73 year old Marilyn G. Loutzenhiser of Auxvasse head on. Loutzenhiser had moderate injuries and was transported to University Hospital for treatment.

CAR HITS PEDISTRIAN LAST WEEK IN MEXCIO

On Thursday, July 5, 2018, at approximately 5:08PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the intersection of Clark and Jackson in reference to a pedestrian being hit by a car.  Responding personnel determined that James C Butler, age 68 of Mexico, was driving his 1998 Ford northbound on Clark and stopped at the stop sign.  Butler proceeded forward and did not see Terry Baclesse, age 70 of Mexico, who had begun to cross the street.  Baclesse was struck by the vehicle and was transported to SSM Health / St. Mary’s Hospital-Audrain by Audrain Ambulance District.  Baclesse was treated for his injuries and released. 

CHILLICOTHEE POLICE DEPARTMENT SUMMARIES

July 6th, 2018 Report

July 7th, 2018 Report

Chillicothe police received 132 calls for service on 07/07/2018…

BROOKFIELD POLICE BRIEFING

            The Brookfield Police Department recently released the Brookfield Briefing for 06/28/2018 on a social media page …




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

(WEEKEND REPORT)

07/09/2018

 

MADISON MAN HURT IN ATV ACCIDENT

A 60 year old Madison Man received serious injuries in a ATV crash in Monroe County on Route J, east of Route ZZ, just before 12:30 yesterday (MON). The patrol said the accident occurred when 60 year Phillip E. Hammonds of Madison was ejected when the ATV struck the ground. Hammons was transported to Moberly Regional Medical Center and then was transported to University Hospital in Columbia for further treatment.

 

ATV ACCIDENT IN CARROLL COUNTY THIS WEEKEND

A Higginsville, Man received serious injuries in an ATV accident in Carroll County around 8:15 pm last (SUN) night. The patrol said 22 year old Marcus L. Hayes was operating an ATV on private property when he struck a gate, ejecting the driver. The vehicle continued off the left side of the road and came to rest.  Hayes was flown by Life Flight Eagle to University Hospital in Columbia for trreaatment.

 

NOVENGER MAN FLOWN TO AREA HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT

A Novinger, MO Man received moderate injuries Saturday night when his motorcycle went off the roadway and the driver was ejected. The patrol said the accident occurred on Route K, 2 miles south of November around 7:30 that night. 58 year old Stephen M. Embree was transported by Adair County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical center, and then was flown by Air Evac Helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia

 

HANNIBAL DRIVER RECEIVES MODERATE INJUREIS IN RALLS COUNTY ACCIDENT

An accident around 10:20 Sunday morning on Highway A, 5 miles south of New London resulted in injuries for a Hannibal woman. The highway patrol said 32 year old Nicole B. Miller was eastbound and swerved to avoid an animal in the roadway. Her vehicle went off the road, overcorrected, and ran off the other side of the road and then overturned, coming to rest on its top.  Miller was transported by Marion County Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital.

 

TWO INJURED IN HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT

 Two people were injured in a hit and run accident that occurred at around 11:15pm Saturday in Cooper County.  The patrol says that 43 year old April Brashier of Woolridge, MO was westbound on I-70 when her car was struck in the rear by a pickup truck with a trailer which fled the scene as her car traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a guardrail and came to rest facing south on the shoulder and in the driving lane.  Both the driver and her passenger 41 year old Steven Brinkman of Columbia were taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

TRACTOR AND HAY BALER FIRE SATURDAY IN RANDOLH COUNTY

Huge billows of black smoke could be seen for miles Saturday afternoon as a tractor and hay baler were destroyed by fire. The accident occurred in the Northwestern portion of Randolph County on the west side of Thomas Hill Lake.  The West Randolph Rural Fire Department quickly put out the blasé which had also spread to a small amount of the hay field. A local farmer and his son were putting up the hay and the fire started in the baler and quickly spread to the tractor as well. No injuries were reported.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/06/2018

 

HOLIDAY COUNTING PERIOD NUMBERS REVEAL 3 TRAFFIC FATALITIES, & TWO DROWNINGS
The Highway Patrol reports a total of three traffic fatalities during the July Fourth Holiday counting period., no boating fatalities and a total of two drowning over the period which started Tuesday night, July 3th at 6pm to Wednesday July 4th at midnight.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the following 2018 July Fourth holiday statistics: Traffic Crashes numbered 114 with 59 injuries, 40 DWI arrests and 38 Drug Arrests. On the States waterways, 5 crashes  were investigates resulting in 2 injuries, no boating related fatalities, 2 drownings, 3 BWI arrests and 8 Drug related arrests.

 

LANCASTER MAN DEAD AFTER BEING EJECTED FROM VEHICLE

A one vehicle wreck in Macon County in the northbound lane of US 63 , 2 miles south of Atlanta at 10:43 Thursday morning claimed the life of a Lancaster man. The patrol said 69 year old Donna M. Welte of Lancaster was the driver and when the vehicle traveled off the road, over corrected, then traveled across the roadway and off the other side and overturned. A passenger, 73 year old Danny L. Welte of Lancaster was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. Donna Welte had moderate injuries and was transported by Air Evat to University hospital in Columbia for treatment

 

MONROE CITY MAN TO SEEK OWN TREATMENT FOLLOWING WRECK

82 year old William G. Crager of Monroe City was to seek is own treatment following a collision on US 24 in Madison at 5:35 last (Thurs) night. The patrol said 41 year old Thomas E. Kitchen of Moberly was westbound and failed to yield and struck the Crager auto who was also traveling westbound, from behind.

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY WRECK RESULTS IN INJURIES

A wreck on the 4th of July at 10:25 pm on Randolph County Road 2930, 3 miles west of Clark resulted in moderate injuries for one and two others sustained minor injuries. The patrol said 20 year old Takota Norris of Moberly was northbound and began to skid. The vehicle collided with a guardrail and a post, then overturned. The driver had minor injuries as did a passenger, 25 year old James E. Polson of Macon. They both were treated at the scene. Another passenger, 21 year old Carson L. Polson of Moberly received moderate injuries and was to seek his own treatment.

 

 

BROOKFIELD MAN ARRESTED BY TROOPERS

The highway patrol arrest reports indicate a Brookfield resident was arrested and placed on a 24 hour hold at the Caldwell County Detention Center at 5:19 pm Thursday. 27 year old Joshua D. Lyons was wanted on a Boone County Sheriff’s Department Felony Warrant for 2nd degree Assault, speeding, driving while revoked, and possession of marijuana, as well as unlawful use of Drug paraphernalia.

 

ROAD WORK TO RESUME IN OUR AREA AND ACROSS THE STATE

Weather permitting, Monday, July 16th; work will begin again on U.S. Route 63 in Boone and Randolph Counties with the resurfacing project. The project begins 0.60 mile south of Missouri Route 22 in Boone County to 0.40 mile north of Randolph County Route EE at Moberly. A few weeks ago work initially began with full depth pavement repairs. Now the project will pick up again with a thin layer of asphalt being laid for a new surface. Chester Bross of Palmyra, Missouri will complete the project. Traffic will be reduced to one lane through the work zone while the work is completed. Signs are already in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work. Motorists are encouraged to use caution when traveling through this area, and obey all work zone signs and personnel. Remember always buckle up and put your phone down to eliminate distractions. For more information contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636). You can also visit MODot  online at www.modot.mo.gov/northeast.

 

AMEREN MISSOURI ELECTRIC CUSTOMERS TO SEE RATE REDUCTION

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an agreement which

reduces the annual electric revenues of Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri by approximately $166.5 million (6%), effective August 1, 2018. The rate decrease reflects a reduction in the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% as a result of passage of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Ameren Missouri customers are the first customers of an investor-owned electric utility in Missouri to see the benefits of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.  On June 6, 2018, the Public Service Commission opened a case under a provision of Missouri Senate Bill 564 (SB 564) which was passed by the Missouri General Assembly and signed into law. A section of SB 564 gives the Commission one-time authority to order an adjustment to the electric rates of certain electrical corporations in light of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Under the agreement approved by the Commission, a residential customer using 1,000 kWh a month, electric rates will decrease by approximately $6.21 a month.

 

UNION MAN SENTENCED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES

26 year old Corey Murphy of Union, Missouri was sentenced to 78 months imprisonment to be followed by lifetime supervision for receiving child pornography in 2016.  Murphy pleaded guilty in March and appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Catherine D. Perry for sentencing.

According to his plea agreement, Murphy first came to the attention of law enforcement on suspicion of statutory rape of a 15-year-old in Pacific in 2016.  Initial investigation by that victim’s aunt and the Pacific Police Department through social media confirmed the encounter and revealed that Murphy was in contact via social media accounts with numerous 14 and 15-year-old girls.  Murphy’s smart phone was seized when Murphy was arrested on unrelated charges and searched pursuant to Murphy’s consent.  On Murphy’s smartphone, police found text communications with the victim and a locked app containing images of child pornography which Murphy admitted he had obtained through a communication app on his smartphone.  Forensic analysis of Murphy’s smartphone also revealed search histories consistent with a child pornography seeker.

As the investigation continued, Murphy admitted to the FBI he had carried on an inappropriate relationship with another 14-year-old girl during which he provided the second victim with marijuana.

U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen said “This case was born out of the vigilance and the bravery of a concerned family member.  All parents should be aware of the dangers lurking for children in the world of social media.  I applaud the work of the Pacific Police Department, the St. Louis County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the FBI and all partners in the Justice Department’s Project Safe Childhood for their good work in this case.”




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/05/2018

 

THE HEAT, THE HUMIDITY, STILL THE SHOW GOES ON!

People from all over braved the heat for a number of 4th of July festivities in the area. Marceline, Moberly, Columbia, Jefferson City and many other communities and organizations and clubs within those and other communities stage large shows each year attracting folks from all over.  With the 4th falling on a Wednesday this year, some started their Independence day celebrations earlier. Firework displays could be seen in many areas Tuesday night, and still others are yet to come. One common concern though regardless of the when the various events were scheduled has been the heat and dry conditions. Most event organizers had been doing everything possible to remind those attending to stay hydrated and use extra precautions, but still there were reports of heat related incidents and fireworks related fire calls. Boone County fire officials say a bottle rocket is believed to be the source of a fire just after 6:30 last (WED) night. The field is owned by the University of Missouri. No one was injured. Another hot day is forecast for today and storms are in the forecast  with increasing chances of storms tis afternoon and early evening. The best chance for storms will be along and north of I-70, with a few drifting south through the evening. Severe storms are unlikely, but a few strong storms with heavy downpours are possible but it will definitely be another hot afternoon with highs climbing into the mid 90s and heat indices will still top out near 105 degrees. Exercise caution if you are going to be outside for an extended time today.

 

FIVE PEOPLE INJURED IN SCHUYLER COUNTY WRECK

A wreck involving a car and a tractor trailer on highway 63, 4 miles north of Lancaster shortly after 5:20 last (WED) night sent 5 people to the hospital. The patrol said 36 year old Travis R. Ashby of Centerville, IA was northbound when his vehicle travelled into the path of a southbound Tractor trailer until driven by 48 year old David M. Jacobsma of Minnosota.  All of the injured were in the Ashby vehicle including the driver who had minor injuries. 39 year old Ericka L. Ashby received moderate injuries. 1 year old Kenzi E. Ashby minor injuries and 13 year old Eriney A. Long  had minor injuries. They were all from Centerville, IA and were transported to Davis Count y Hospital in Bloomfield, IA by Schuyler County AMS. Another passenger, Lillian G. Huffman of Cliffton, TX also had minor injuries and was taken to the Bloomfield Hospital. Assistance was provided by the Schuyler County Sheriffs Department, the Schuyler County First Responders, Schuyler County EMS and the Davis County Iowa Ambulance service. The other driver was not injured.

 

PUTNAM COUNTY COLLISION

A two car collision in Sullivan County around 8:20 last (WED) night resulted in minor injuries for one driver. The patrol said 29 year old Collena L. Payne of Unionville was eastbound on KITE Road, 3 miles south of Pollock when her vehicle crossed the center of the roadway and struck a westbound auto driven by 80 year old Gordon D. Campbell of Pollock.  Campbell was not injured and Payne was to seek her own treatment. The Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.

 

TWO PEOPLE HURT IN LINN COUNTY ACCIDENT INVOLVING 4WHEELER

Two people received injuries in a 4 wheeler accident in Linn County early Wednesday morning. The patrol said 34 year old Angellee Piljerton of Las Vedas, NV was operating a 4-wheeler and eastbound on Line Street in Browning at Route O and drove off the roadway. She then attempted to turn back onto the street and struck a ditch. Piljerton was ejected and the ATV overturned onto a passenger identified as 46 year old Gina R. McCormick of Nixa, MO. McCormick received moderate injuries and was transported by Sullivan County Ambulance to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. Piljerton sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene by Sullivan County EMS. That accident happened Wednesday morning at 12:15 am

 

MARCELINE WOMAN HURT AFTER FALLING ASLEEP AT WHEEL

A Marceline woman fell asleep while traveling south on MO 5, 4 miles south of Marceline at 8:25 Tuesday morning. The patrol said 35 year old Melanie P. Metcalf received serious injuries when her car ran off the road, struck the ground and then struck a fence. She was transported by Chariton County Ambulance to Pershing Hospital in Brookfield. The Chariton County Sheriff’s Department and Marceline Fire and Marceline First Responders assisted at the scene.

 

MILAN MAN & WIFE INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE WRECK

Two Milan residents sustained moderate injuries and were transported to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan for treatment around 10:30 pm Tuesday night. The patrol said 20 year old Samuel D. Eller was westbound on Route E, approximately 3 miles west of Milan on a motorcycle when he struck a dog in the roadway and overturned. Eller was ejected from the bike along with a passenger, his wife 22 year old Ashlin M. Eller. The patrol received on scene assistance by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, Sullivan County Ambulance Service and the Milan Rural Fire Department.

 

MACON WOMAN INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK IN MACON COUNTY

A Macon driver sustained moderate injuries when her vehicle slit off the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned back onto the roadway at 3 am, Tuesday morning. The patrol said 38 year old Crystal G. Flowers-Kitts was westbound on Lake Street, 1 mile north of Macon when the wreck occurred. She was transported to Samaritan Hospital for treatment. The Macon County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene. The driver was charged with DWI and Careless & Imprudent driving.

 

TWO TREATED AFTER WRECK IN LIVINGSTON COUNT Y DURING NOON HOUR ON JULY 4TH

The patrol said a one vehicle wreck at 12:10 pm Wednesday on Route Y, at the junction of MO-190, 4 miles west of Chillicothe in Livingston County resulted in minor injuries for two passengers. According to the report, the crash happened when 19 year old William S. Simpson of Chillicothe failed to negotiate a curve and his pickup truck travelled off the road. The truck then returned to the roadway and began to skid and travelled off the roadway again and overturned before coming to rest on its top in the roadway. 18 year old Brooklyn N Leeper of Chillicothe and 1 year old Bryson C. Farmer of Chillicothe were both transported by Chillicothe Fire to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe for treatment.

 

TWO HIKERS FROM COLUMBIA BELIEVED FOUND

From KTVO.COM …The AP in Juneau, Alaska is reporting the bodies of two hikers, believed to be those reported missing in Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, have been discovered. The National Park Service says bodies matching the description of the Missouri hikers reported missing in the park last week were recovered Monday along the Sanford River. The park service tentatively identified the two as Rochelle Renken and Michael Huffman, both 62, from Columbia, Missouri. The agency says they were experienced backpackers and that Renken had prior experience crossing Alaska rivers. The bodies were sent to the state medical examiner for positive identification. Evidence suggests the two tried to cross the river near the toe of Sanford Glacier but were swept away by the powerful current. The hikers were last seen June 22.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/03/2018

MODOT ANTICIPATING INCREASED TRAFFIC FOR THE 4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY

The Missouri Department of Transportation is taking additional measures to accommodate an expected increase in traffic due to the Fourth of July holiday. On Missouri’s interstates and most heavily traveled roads, no additional lane restrictions will be put in place on July 4, 5 and 6 during daylight hours. There are some lane and bridge closures already in place around the state and these will remain in place during the holiday and subsequent weekend. With more people expected on Missouri’s roads, MoDOT is reminding motorists not to drive distracted. “Please pay attention, buckle up, don’t talk on your phone or text while driving, obey the speed limit, and don’t drink and drive. It’s that simple,” said State Highway Safety and Traffic Engineer Nicole Hood.  The American Automobile Association predicts that almost 47 million Americans will be traveling 50 miles or more from home during the six-day stretch around the Independence Day holiday. Motorists may encounter congestion in the late afternoon as commuters leaving work early mix with holiday travelers. In 2017, there were 1,076 traffic crashes in Missouri during the holiday; 26 people were killed and 469 were injured.

“Please be aware of MoDOT work zones as you plan your summer travels and remember: Buckle Up Phone Down”  More Information can be found on MoDOT's interactive traveler information map at www.traveler.modot.org/map or by calling 1-888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636

 

HELPING YOUTH PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE

Missouri's top 30 FFA high school seniors completed the fourth annual Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence (HYPE) FFA Academy June 26-28, in Columbia, Mo. The three-day intensive program is designed to inform and empower students to effectively engage on pressing agriculture topics. Since 2015, the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council has sponsored and facilitated the academy in conjunction with Missouri FFA. This year's academy was hosted at the University of Missouri's College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.

BOSWORTH DRIVER INJURED IN ONE VEHICLE CARROLL COUNTY WRECK

A driver from Bosworth received minor injuries and was treated at Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton following a one vehicle accident in Carroll County Monday night. The patrol said 20  year old Shelby L. Penry was northbound on MO-41, just north of County Road 280 at 6:30 PM when her vehicle slid off the right side of the roadway and overturned. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department assisted patrolmen at the scene.

JEFFERSON CITY MAN ARRESTED ON CHILD PORN CHARGES

A Jeff City man was arrested by the Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control last Wednesday. The patrol said 50 year old Dana P. Cline was arrested for promoting and possession of child pornography. The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Digital Forensics Investigative Unit. The Patrol was assisted by the Jefferson City Police Department. On June 27th, investigators executed a search warrant at Cline’s residence located on Ridgeway Drive, in Jefferson City.  As a result of their search, investigators seized child pornography and computer equipment. Cline was arrested and transported to the Cole County Jail. Cole County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Richardson formally charged Cline with promoting child pornography in the first degree and five counts of possession of child pornography. His bond was set at $100,000.

 

SPECIAL HOLIDAY HONOR FLIGHT DEPARTS JULY 5TH

Central Missouri Honor Flight #53 leaves Columbia July 5th (Thursday) at 1:45am and returns to Columbia later that night (July 5th) at 9:30pm.  One hundred and eleven area veterans will make a journey of healing and will return to a rousing homecoming!   Everyone is encouraged to attend the homecoming at Columbia Courtyard Marriott and cheer on these area veterans as they return.  Many people say that for many veterans, this is the homecoming they never received but all deserved. For more information, call 573-256-1930 or website their website at centralmissourihonorflight.com

FREE CONCERT IN THE PARK

Who says you can’t get something for nothing? Well, you can and you’re in for a treat as The Brookfield Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Concert at the Pavilion in Brookfield’s East Twin Park on Friday evening, July 13.  "Midlife Crisis" will be performing from 8:00-11:00 p.m. that night so bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets and coolers and enjoy a great concert under the stars.  The concert is free to the public so come out for an excellent family friendly evening of great music - all ages are welcome! That’s Friday night, July 13th at the East Twin Park in Brookfield. 

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/02/2018


FATAL  UTV WRECK IN SULLIVAN COUNTY

A Milan man is dead after the UTV he was operating traveled off the road and overturned in Sullivan County around 6:40 pm Saturday night. The patrol said 46 year old Nathaniel J. Wolfe was headed east on Mead Road, ¼ mile west of Route D when the accident occurred. Wolfe was pronounced dead at the scene by the Sullivan County Coroner. A passenger in the UTV, 27 year old Kelby L. West received serious injuries and was transported by Air Evac to University Hospital.

KIRKSVILLE WOMAN INJURED IN AX ATTACK

Officers with the Kirksville Police Department were dispatched to the 200 block of East Scott Street around 10:40 Friday night after it was reported a female had been seriously assaulted with a weapon by her husband. According to Kirksville police, officers arrived on scene and found a female in the street suffering from serious physical injuries.  With the help of witnesses, officers arrested Alidor Masingo, 35, of Kirksville. The unidentified female victim was flown to University Hospital in Columbia with life threatening injuries. KTVO .com reports the subject is currently being held on a 24-hour hold at the Adair County Detention Center pending formal charges. KPD was assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Adair County Sheriff's Office and Truman Department of Public Safety. Multiple first responders assisted at the scene. A sharp bladed object that was believed to be an ax was used in the incident.

 

MINOR INJURIES FOR NORBORNE DRIVER

A wreck on M 10, just west of County Road 121 in Carroll County around 3:25 Sunday afternoon resulted in minor injuries for a Norborne resident. The patrol said 19 year old Candice D. Brock was westbound when her vehicle went off the road and came to rest in a bean field. Brock was transported to Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton for treatment.

 

WOMAN AND HER GRANDAUGHTER INJURED IN ADAIR CO WRECK

A LaPlata resident and her granddaughter were transported by Ambulance to Northeast Regional Hospital in Kirksville Saturday night after a one vehicle collision on US 63 2miles south of Millard. The grandmother was then transferred by Air-Evac to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries. The granddaughter received minor injuries. The patrol said the accident occurred around 10:50 pm Saturday night when 58 year old Diana M. Stoner was southbound and traveled into the median where her vehicle struck the ground and came to rest on its wheels.

 

SULLIVAN COUNTY WRECK SATURDAY

Two Milan residents were treated at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan following a single vehicle crash at the Junction of MO 6 and Route J shortly before 5 o’clock Saturday afternoon. The patrol said 32 year old Augustin Mukubwa (Ma-Cub Wa) was behind the wheel when the auto traveled off the left side of the road, struck a ditch and overturned. Mukubwa had moderate injuries as did a passenger, 40 year old Leon Ilunga (Eye-lou-in-ga).

 

ELMER WOMAN INJURIED IN COLLISSION

A wreck in Macon County on Route C, 2 miles south of Bevier at 11:10 pm Friday resulted in minor injuries for an Elmer driver. The patrol said 19 year old Julie L. Smothers was southbound and rand off the left side of the road. He overcorrected and the vehicle traveled back onto the road and overturned, coming to rest on its wheels off the right side of the road. Smothers was transported by private auto to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

 

CENTER WOMAN IN ACCIDENT AT MARK TWAIN LAKE

A 65 year old Center,  MO resident, Sandra J. Tyler was the operator of a personal watercraft unit on Mark Twain Lake, west of the Dam in Ralls County around 6:10 Sunday evening when the vessel crossed a wake and became airborne, then overturned and swamped  for an unknown reason.  No injury information, if any was available, was released.

 

HUNTING ACCIDENT RESULTS IN MINOR GUNSHOT WOUND

KMIZ.com is reporting that a man is recovering from minor gunshot wounds at University Hospital after an accidental shooting while squirrel hunting. Officials at Boone County Sheriff's Department said two people were squirrel hunting Sunday morning when they were separated. Officials said one person was shot by a third person also hunting in the area.  AdChoicAuthorities say the bullets were small and similar in size to BBs for a BB gun. The victim arrived at Boone Hospital shortly before 7 a.m. and was later transported to University Hospital in good condition.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

06/22/2018

 

 

MOBERLY POLICE DEPARTMENT PROVIDES DETAILS ABOUT FIREWORKS IN THE CITY

 

The Moberly Police Department recently posted the City of Moberly’s Fireworks Ordanance on the departments Facebook page and encourages those are planning  on shooting fireworks off in the City to review BEFORE shooting off the fireworks as they believe all of your questions should be answered. You will find a link to that information on our website. Its under the Local News tab.

CITY OF MOBERLY ORDINANCE FOR FIREWORKS. If you plan on shooting fireworks off in the City please review this. All of your questions should be answered.
FIREWORKS

1) The use of Division 1.4G fireworks within the city limits shall only be permitted on July 2, and July 3 of each year between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. and on July 4 of each year between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and midnight.

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2) It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, use, explode, detonate, aim, point, or shoot fireworks, including pyrotechnic devices, in any manner that, after it is ignited ,will propel it or any part thereof, such that it or any part thereof lands on property not owned by the person shooting the fireworks.

3) It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, use, explode, detonate, or shoot fireworks within any structure.

4) It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, use, explode, detonate, or shoot fireworks within six hundred feet of any church, hospital, mental health facility, or school or within one hundred feet of any location where fireworks are stored sold or offered for sale.

5) No person shall use, explode detonate or shoot fireworks within or throw the same from a motorized vehicle including watercraft's or any means of transportation.

6) No person shall throw use, explode, detonate, or shoot fireworks within three hundred feet of any permanent storage or ignitable liquid, gases, gasoline pump, gasoline filling station, or any non-permanent structure where fireworks are stored, sold or offered for sale.

7) It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of 16 years unless under the supervision of a parent or guardian to possess or discharge fireworks within the city limits. Throwing or discharging fireworks on any public property including streets and parks is prohibited.

8) It shall be unlawful to be in possession of fireworks on ones person other than the three days permitted for discharge, except for the transportation from the point of purchase to ones place of residence.

9) In the event dry conditions exist to the port that a no burn order is issued the fire chief shall have the authority to limit or restrict the use of fireworks within the city limits.
The Fines for the listed violations range from $50.00 to $250.00.

ALCOHOL AND DRUGS
The City of Moberly does currently have an open container law, regarding alcoholic beverages. No public open containers allowed. Drinking alcohol and driving is prohibited, as well as driving intoxicated. There are several intoxication levels; Prescription pill, alcohol, and illegal drug induced intoxication.

JUVENILE CURFEW
Last but not least, Even though it is a Holiday the Curfew ordinance for Juveniles 17 years of age and younger, still applies. The Curfew for Juveniles is as follows.
Weekends (12 O’clock)
Weekdays (11 O’clock)

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MINOR INJUREIS FOR DRIVER IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY WRECK

 

An 18 year old driver was treated at Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe for minor injuries after a one vehicle accident in Livingston County on County Road 237, 2 miles north of Chillicothe shortly after 1 o’clock Thursday afternoon. The patrol said Alexis M. Lavature was southbound when her vehicle travelled partly off the ridge side of the roadway. The driver overcorrected  and the vehicle went into a counter clockwise spil, travelled off the east side of the roadway, slipped and overturned coming to rest in a private drive.

 

PATROL ARRESTS

The Highway Patrol reported a few arrests in the local area. 30 year old Dalton C. Hicks of Bucklin was taken to the Macon County Jail on a 24 hour hold after he was arrested at 10;43 Thursday morning in Linn County for felony Driving while Revoked and no seat belt. 50 year old Lisa M. Snyder of Cameron was placed on a 24 hour hold at the Caldwell County Detention Center after being arrested at 12;48 pm Thursday in Caldwell County. He was held for Driving while Revoked, Exceeding Posted Speed Limit and Failure to Register Motor Vehicle.

 

INCIDENTS, ARRESTS, Most Wanted, Citations & MORE

Sheriff Steve Cox reported the following on Tuesday

 

Incidents:

June 13 the LCSO began an investigation of theft from a UTV parked in Ludlow. Someone stole a radio from the parked Ranger. Investigation continues.

June 20 the LCSO towed a red van parked along U.S. 65 near Liv 330 due to a potential traffic problem.

June 20 the LCSO began a theft of firearm investigation at a residence on Liv 244. Victim reported the theft of an AK-47 rifle with wooden stock. Investigation continues.

June 21 the LCSO began an investigation of an adult that may be a danger to themselves or others. A court order was issued and this office transported the individual to a facility in another county for assistance.

 

Most Wanted:

Arrested:  

June 20 the LCSO arrested Donald Lee Graybeal, 54, Laredo, on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged felony DWI-Habitual Offender.

June 20 the LCSO arrested Michelle Marie Flemings, 31, Independence on a Clay County arrest warrant for alleged Assault 4th degree. Ms. Flemings was transferred to DDCRJ in lieu of $5,000 bond.

June 22 James T. Moss, 35, Chillicothe was arrested upon surrendering to the LCSO on a Livingston County felony arrest warrant for alleged 3 counts child molestation. Mr. Moss was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of bond.

June 23 Jeffrey Gordon Davenport, 35, Chillicothe was arrested on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Violation of Bond Conditions on original charge of felony Possession of Controlled Substance. Mr. Davenport remains in the DDCRJ in lieu of bond.

Added:

June 25 added Nathaniel B. Novotny, 31, Chillicothe, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class D felony Stealing more than $750.00.

June 25 added Michael L. King, 38, Cameron, wanted on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original conviction of class D felony No Valid Operator’s License-3rd-Subsequent Offense.

June 25 added James Byran Harris, 64, Utica, wanted on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original class C felony Possession of Controlled Substance.

June 25 added Marlon Brandon Gilbert, 26, St. Joseph on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Violation of Bond Conditions on original charges of class A felony Distribution of Controlled Substance in Protected Location and class E felony of Delivery of 35 grams or less of Marijuana.

June 25 added Billy R. Williams Jr., 36, Chillicothe, wanted on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged 2 counts class A misdemeanor of Non-Support.

 

Citations:

June 21 a Carrollton driver was issued a citation for no auto insurance.

June 25 a Chillicothe driver was cited for excessive speeding 23 over the speed limit.

June 26 a Kansas driver was cited for 13 over the speed limit.

 

Additional Information:

Currently the LCSO has 36 people in custody, 5 of which are female detainees at the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail.

The LCSO is still seeking and recruiting people for the position of deputy sheriff.

Please call us if you have any information on these or other crimes at 660-646-0515, dispatch at 660-646-2121, or submit a crime TIP at www.livcoso.org.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE REPORT

 

Wednesday, June 27th  was a busy day for Chilicothe Police …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

06/28/2018


A RALLS COUNTY WRECK RESULTS IN MINOR INJURIES

A Center, MO woman sustained minor injuries and was treated an area hospital after wrecking her car Tuesday afternoon. The patrol said the accident occurred on Route P, 1 mile north of Route C in Ralls County at 1:25 pm. According to the report, 60 year old Lynda K. Stacey/Cockerham  was southbound when her vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck a utility pole. Cockerham was transported by Ralls County Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital.

FROGGING SEASON KICKS OFF THIS SATURDAY

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages Missourians to discover nature this summer. One fun and exciting way is through frogging. Frogging season begins June 30 at sunset and ends Oct. 31. Missouri has two frog species that are legal game — bullfrog and green frog. Bullfrogs are larger and therefore more sought-after. The daily limit is eight frogs of both species combined and the possession limit is 16 frogs of both species combined. Only the daily limit may be possessed on waters and banks of waters where hunting. Daily limits end at midnight so froggers who catch their daily limits before midnight and then want to return for more frogging after midnight must remove the daily limit of previously caught frogs from the waters or banks before returning for more. Frogging can be done with either a fishing permit or a small-game hunting permit. Children under the age of 16 and Missouri residents 65 years of age or older are not required to have a permit. For more information about frog hunting, including how to get started and tasty recipes to try, visit MDC online at https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/frog

CHILLICOTHE POLICE REPORT

The Chillicothe Police Department arrested a man on several Linn County warrants Tuesday afternoon. At 4:44pm, officers arrested Thomas Woody in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a Linn County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance, 3 counts of possession of a controlled substance, and 2 counts of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.  Woody was unable to post the required $10,000.00 cash only bond and was transferred to the Linn County Sheriff’s Department.  Linn County Sheriff Tom Parks said Woody was transported to the Macon County Jail where he is still being held in lieu of bond.

Officers conducted several business checks during the overnight hours. Officers conducted 7 traffic enforcement stops and issued 3 drivers citations for various traffic violations. The Chillicothe Police Department received 104 calls for service on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

BROOKFIELD PD BRIEFING FROM LAST FRIDAY 06/22/2018

Brookfield Police have been busy with numerous calls for service, arrests, investigations and more according to their Facebook Social Media page.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

06/27/2018

 

SEVERE WEATHER AFFECTS PORTIONS OF THE LISTENING AREA

Severe thunderstorms Tuesday resulted in large tree limbs, power outages, intense lightening, heavy rain, flooding and more. While damage was reported in Columbia, and other Mid Missouri locations, Warrensburg really took a hit as did parts of Kansas City. The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-0 tornado touch downed and left a path of damage at Lake Lotawana . Repeated thunderstorms Tuesday along the i70 corroder left travelers, residents, and emergency service personnel with lots to deal with. The heavy rains resulted in major flash flooding often catching some off guard as various storm sewers simply couldn’t keep up. At one time downtown Columbia was beginning to look like a river. The Missouri State Highway Patrol was urging drivers to "slow down" and "use caution:"  The Missouri Department of Transportation has been tweeting updates about the traffic problems they had seen. Once the storms came to an end, the National Weather Service immediately went into “Heat Wave” mode as dangerously hot conditions will once again grip the region from today through the majority of the weekend if not longer and that means heat index values around 110 degrees.

 

PRINCETON MAN INJURED IN CAR/MOTORCYCLE CRASH

A collision on US 65 in Princeton shortly after 7 o’clock Tuesday night resulted in minor injuries for a motorcyclist. The patrol said 45 year old Ray F. Lewis of Princeton was southbound on US 63 and as Lewis attempted to make a left hand turn, his motorcycle ran into a vehicle that was going west on a private drive. That vehicle was operated by16 year old Austin L. Kelly of Princeton

 

LIVINGSTON COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Moberly truck driver received moderate injuries in a Livingston County accident on MO 190, 5 miles east of Lock Springs around 12:35 pm Tuesday. The patrol said 22 year old Justin T. Asher was westbound when his tractor trailer traveled across the centerline. The mirror if his truck struck a trailer attached to an eastbound auto driven by 39 year old Benjamin W. Glass of Hauser Lake, ID. Asher was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment. 

 

SOIL & WATER COMMISSION RELEASES ACRES FOR GRAZING

Due to extended dry weather since last fall, the Soil and Water Districts Commission granted a statewide variance during the June 13th meeting allowing grazing until September 1, 2018 in livestock excluded areas that are under maintenance of a state cost-share contract. The means around 112,780 acres has been released for grazing purposes and the variance applies to Woodland Protection through Livestock Exclusion, Water Impoundment Reservoir, Field Border, Filter Strip, Livestock Exclusion and Stream protection practices. Contact your local Soil and Water Conservation office for more information. The majority of Missouri counties remain ineligible for agricultural disaster assistance due in part to the spotty rain we have been receiving.

 

CHARITON VALLEY’S FIBER EXPANSION PLANS INCLUDE HANNIBAL

Chariton Valley’s aggressive expansion plan will bring gigabit internet service from Macon to Hannibal while taking fiber optic services to several unserved towns along the way.  The CV Board of Directors authorized this $2.5 million-dollar construction project as the demand for faster internet service is constant and the opportunity to expand the CV network is vital.  Progress is visible along Hwy 36 as construction continues eastward. Phase 1 of this project is deploying the 60-mile-long fiber backbone from Macon to Hannibal and as Hannibal celebrates their Bicentennial year in 2019, Chariton Valley will be making its mark on the community offering residents and businesses the opportunity to sign up for the fastest, most reliable internet network deployed to their home and business.  “In the Hannibal region we are currently competing against rural and metro communities which already have gigabyte internet service for their residents and businesses,” stated George E. Walley, EDFP, Executive Director of Northeast Missouri Economic Development Council.  “We are excited at the prospect of Chariton Valley bringing Gigabit Fiber to the Hannibal area in the next year or two to support our un-served and under-served business and residential areas with competitive options!” he concluded. Chariton Valley brings cutting-edge Gigabit capable speeds over an advanced state-of-the-art fiber network which extends all the way into your home producing the area’s fastest, most reliable internet service.  Fiber brings many opportunities to the area including educational, healthcare, and economic benefits, including an increase value of a home.  Chariton Valley believes a fiber network will future proof the home by bringing the services customers want and need for many years to come.   

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE DEPARTMENT RELEASE

The Chillicothe Police Department is a very busy place and Monday was no exception as officers were 

Officers conducted 10 traffic enforcement stops and cited 5 drivers for various traffic violations. The Chillicothe Police Department received 94 calls for service on Monday, June 25th, 2018. 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (Weekend Summary)

06/25/2018

 

SEVERAL INJURIED IN HEAD ON COLLISION IN MARION COUNTY SUNDAY

The highway patrol investigated a head on collision around 9:15 am Sunday on Route J; file miles northwest of Philadelphia in Marion County.  A car driven by 38 year old Michael B. Gustin of Bethell was eastbound when 87 year old George W. Payne of Wentzville was westbound and near the center of the road when they collided. Gustin had serious injuries. A passenger in the Gustin auto identified as 7 year old Tyrian Gustin received minor injuries. Payne sustained moderate iinjuries. A passenger in the Payne auto, 55 year old Scott A. Wilton of Lake Saint Louis had minor injuries. All 4 were transported to Blessing Hospital in Qunicy for treatment.

 

HANNIBAL DRIVER HURT IN SUNDAY WRECK

The patrol said a Hannibal Driver was hurt when his auto went off the road and struck a utility pole on West Ely Road, ½ mile west of Hannibal around 1 AM Sunday. 28 year old Anthony R. Miller veceived moderate injuries and was transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital.

 

CLARK MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER RANDOLH COUNTY WRECK

A Clark driver was air-lifted to University Hospital in Columbia following a wreck at 8:54 pm Friday. The patrol said 41 year old Michael P. Hull of Clark was ejected from his vehicle when he failed to negotiate a curve and the auto went off the road and struck a tree.

 

TRASH TRUCK & TRAIN COLLISION KILLS MACON MAN

A Macon, MO is dead after a collision involving a trash truck he was driving and a train on County Road 2655, 3 miles north of Clark just before 2pm Friday afternoon. The patrol said the westbound trash truck, operated by 36 year year old Nathan D. Dunlap of Macon failed to yield and was struck by the train engine operated by Scott A. Pope of Decatur, IL. The Randolph County Coroner pronounced Dunlap head at the scene.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

06/22/2018

 

BOONE COUNTY COLLISION ON US 63 RESULTS IN MINOR INJURIES

Two people were transported by Ambulance to Boone Hospital in Columbia following a collision at 12:20 PM Thursday afternoon on U.S. 63. The patrol said 45 year old Staci J. Davis-Mihalevich of Brashear was northbound just north of Oakland Gravel Road in the passing lane and attempted to change to the driving lane when her vehicle collided with a northbound pickup  driven by 40 year old Craig W. Stone of Columbia. Stone, and his son, 14 year old Cameron P. Stone of Columbia who was a passenger both received minor Injuries.

 

FULTON DRIVER HURT IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK

A Fulton man was injured when he failed to negotiate a turn and his vehicle went off the roadway stuck a ditch and overturned. The patrol said 19 year old Cody G. Renner was transported to University Hospital in Columba for treatment of moderate injuries. That accident occurred at 11:15 PM Wednesday night on Route UU, just west of County Roat 104 in Callaway County.

 

ROUTE 4 TO CLOSE DAILY FOR 2 WEEK PROJECT

Harsh winters, hot summers, heavy loads, and many, many motorists put wear and tear on Missouri’s aging infrastructure. Such is the case with the Puzzle Creek Bridge on Route 5 just south of U.S. Route 24 in Chariton County. Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation plan to close Route 5 at Puzzle Creek for two weeks to repair structures under the bridge deck. Daily closures are planned starting this Monday,  June 25 through June 28 and again July 9 through 12. The road will close from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day between U.S. Route 24 and Route W. Route 5 will remain open the week of Independence Day. During the daily closures, motorists should find an alternate route. All work is weather dependent and schedules are subject to change. Repairs such as these help MoDOT prolong the life of the many bridges that dot the roadways of northern Missouri. The bridge, built in 1929, carries nearly 1,000 vehicles per day. For more information on this and other MoDOT projects, call 1-888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636).

 

INCIDENTS, ARRESTS, AND MORE

        Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports …

 

Incidents:

  • June 06 a deputy was dispatched to a residence in Wheeling as a neighbor was allegedly on another neighbor’s property and going through the absent owners tool box and then reportedly attempted to gain entry into the unoccupied garage. The LCSO was able to locate the reported suspect back at their home. It was determined little or nothing was missing and no entry to the building was gained. Additional investigation led to the arrest of the report suspect being Marshall M. Cordray, 46, Wheeling for the alleged criminal acts. The suspect was arrested for the alleged violations and transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail but has since been released on a trespassing summons.
  • June 06 the LCSO seized a firearm at a location in Wheeling on an investigation of a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. Investigation continues at this time.
  • June 13 the LCSO began an investigation of a felony assault with injury that reportedly took place in southern Livingston County.
  • June 14 the LCSO began an investigation in Ludlow of stolen property from a parked vehicle. Investigation continues.
  • June 14 the LCSO responded to a report of a suicidal person that was possibly in the Breckenridge or Mooresville area. LCSO staff located the individual and that person was taken into custody and another agency was going to apply for court ordered mental health evaluation.
  • June 19 the sheriff was working in the Mooresville area and ran a license plate on a yellow pickup met on Liv 405 near 36 highway and when dispatch was able to respond the sheriff leaned that vehicle was stolen from Hannibal, MO but the pickup was now out of sight. The LCSO and dispatch alerted the Missouri State Highway Patrol and authorities in Caldwell County. The sheriff and deputies searched the area until we learned Hamilton PD and MSHP had found the vehicle in Hamilton and took the suspect into custody. Good work by all involved.
  • June 19 the LCSO and dispatch have handled numerous calls from a Wheeling resident upset on a civil issue. The individual has been advised to contact the attorney he claims to have.
  • June 20 the LCSO and MSHP responded to a location in Wheeling where a female was attempting to move her property from a residence and the property owner was allegedly screaming profanities at the person. Additional threats were reportedly made from another person and the person of interest in the peace disturbance would not answer the door to speak with the officers. Investigation continues and report to be submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges.
  • June 20 the LCSO searched a home in Utica for a fugitive that had reportedly been staying there. Alleged drug paraphernalia and a small amount of marijuana was located in open view during the search. A Utica resident was interviewed and given a ride to the probation/parole office. Charge(s) are pending.

 

Arrests:

  • June 14 the LCSO arrested Christopher Robert Brannam, 36, on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class A misdemeanor Violation of Protection Order. Mr. Brannam was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.
  • June 20 the LCSO arrested Michelle Flemings, 32, Independence on a Clay County arrest warrant for alleged Assault 4th degree. Bond was set at $5,000 and Ms. Flemings was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail pending transfer to Clay County Sheriff.
  • June 20 the LCSO arrested Tibrucio Almojera, 35, St. Joseph on a City of Chillicothe arrest warrant for alleged failing to appear in court on a traffic offense. Mr. Almojera was transferred to the custody of the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of $500 bond.

 

Most Wanted:

Added:

  • June 20 David Kyle Spencer, 31, Bogard, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class E felony Non-Support violation of 568.040.
  • June 20 added James T. Moss, 35, Chillicothe, wanted on a Livingston County arrest warrant for 3 alleged class B felony counts of Child Molestation-1st Degree, violation of 566.067 RSMO.

Arrested:

  • June 20 arrested Donald Lee Graybeal, 54, Laredo on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged DWI-Habitual Offender.

 

Citations:

  • June 15 two citations were issued to a Chillicothe driver for failing to transfer ownership of a vehicle and no auto insurance.
  • June 17 a speeding citation was issued to an Illinois driver for 20 over the speed limit at Wheeling junction.
  • June 18 a speeding citation was issued to a Minnesota driver for 16 over the speed limit.
  • June 18 a speeding citation was issued to an Illinois driver for 27 over the speed limit.
  • June 19 a speeding citation was issued to a Nebraska driver for 12 over the speed limit.
  • June 19 a speeding citation was issued to an Illinois driver for 18 over the speed limit.

 

Additional Information:

  • June 19 Chief Deputy Michael Claypole and Captain Sindy Thomas attended a 911 meeting at the Chillicothe Police Department.
  • June 19 Sheriff Cox and Chief Deputy Claypole attended a meeting on “Aging in Place” at the Livingston County Commission Office.
  • June 20 the LCSO had 23 detainees appear before Judge James P. Valbracht for mandatory hearings.
  • Several times this week the LCSO has assisted the Missouri State Highway Patrol on traffic accidents, calls for service, and other traffic enforcement matters.
  • Several times this week the LCSO has attempted and even searched locations on fugitive investigations. The LCSO has received assistance from the Probation/Parole Office and on occasion from the Chillicothe Police when in Chillicothe.
  • The LCSO has remained busy with court, court security, criminal investigations, assisting other agencies, serving legal process, assisting pedestrians and motorists, responding to and returning many calls from citizens, and preventative patrol.
  • Please call us should you have any information on these or other crimes, locations of fugitives, or other TIPS. Call us at 660-646-0515, dispatch at 660-646-2121, or submit a non-urgent CRIME TIP through our website at www.livcoso.org.




 

LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

06/2/2018

 

COMMUNITY MEETING REGARDING UPCOMING BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECTS ON US 24

Plans are underway to replace two bridges on U.S. Route 24 just west of Keytesville over Mussel Fork and Mussel Fork Overflow. The Missouri Department of Transportation will host an open house on Wednesday, June 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the courtroom of the Chariton County Courthouse at 306 South Cherry Street in Keytesville. Designers and engineers from the Missouri Department of Transportation and their consulting firm will be on hand to discuss the construction plans for the new bridges and gather public input. This will be an open house with no formal presentation. The public is invited to drop in any time and is encouraged to offer comments and ask questions. Participants will also have the opportunity to document their comments and sign up to be included on project updates via email. Both bridges in this project were built in 1927 and rehabbed in 1940. More than 1,900 cars per day travel over these bridges, which have exceeded their intended lifespan. Most of the state’s 10,376 bridges were designed and built to last 50 years. The project is currently scheduled to go out for bid to contractors in June 2019. If you are unable to attend the open house, a website with information about the projects is available at www.modot.org/northwest/major_projects/MusselFork24/.

 

START OF SUMMER & FIREWORK STANDS OPENING SIGNALS HOLIDAY QUICKLING APPROACHING  

Today is June 21st, the first day of summer and opening day for many Firework stands across the listening area and throughout the state. That also means the next big holiday is fast approaching and Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, is encouraging Missouri’s travelers to make the choice to have a safe July Fourth holiday. Many people will travel somewhere to enjoy the many recreational opportunities in our state. No matter what you plan for the four-day holiday, you can choose to follow all Missouri traffic and boating laws. During the 102-hour counting period in 2017, 26 people were killed and 469 injured in Missouri over the holiday in 1,076 traffic crashes. Over the 2017 July Fourth holiday, troopers arrested 172 people for driving while intoxicated. The 2018 counting period for the July Fourth holiday will be from 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 3, to 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, July 4, a 30-hour counting period.  The Highway Patrol will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness & Reduction Effort) over the July Fourth holiday and that means all available officers will be patrolling Missouri’s roadways enforcing Missouri’s traffic laws in addition to being available to assist motorists. The Fourth of July holiday is one of the busiest boating holidays of the year. In 2017, there were nine boating crashes, which included three injuries and one fatality. One person drowned during last year's July Fourth holiday. Troopers made 23 boating while intoxicated arrests in 2017. Troopers will be working on the state’s waterways to enforce Missouri’s boating laws and assist where needed. Col. Karsten also said boaters need to be aware that it is illegal to discharge fireworks from a vessel. Leave all fireworks in a safe place on shore. Should you need assistance or witness criminal activity while traveling on Missouri’s roadways and waterways contact the nearest Highway Patrol troop headquarters by calling the Patrol Emergency Report Line at 1-800-525-5555 or *55 on a cellular phone.

 

MAN LAYING IN ROAD STRUCK BY VEHICLE IN RALLS COUNTY

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle just before 5am Wednesday. The patrol said the incident occurred on Route P, 4 miles north of Vandalia when a soutbound vehicle driven by 45 year old Wendy R. Bishop of Center struck a pedestrian laying in the roadway. The pedestrian was identified as 21 year old Jonathon L. Graner of St. Charles, MO. He was transported by Van Far Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital with serious injuries. The Ralls County Sheriff’s office and Vandalia Police Department provided on site assistance.

 

STUDENTS TOUR POLICE DEPARTMENT

A recent post on the Moberly Police Departments Facebook page said students in grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades attending the Moberly School District summer classes came and toured the Police Department recently. During the tour students were able to see the dispatch area, patrol report room, look inside a police patrol vehicle, and asked questions about being a Police Officer.If a school or organization would like to tour the Police Department, call 660-263-0346 to find out more information as well as establish a date and time.

LIVINGSTON COUNTY HIT AND RUN INCIDENT

Tuesday, June 19 about 4:30 p.m. the Livingston County Sheriffs Department dispatch advised of a hit and run accident call on Highway Z, south of Chillicothe. The reporting party advised a vehicle pulling a large enclosed trailer sideswiped her car and continued north. A Deputy was already headed that direction on another matter and met the suspect vehicle south of Chillicothe and initiated a traffic stop.  The deputy was attempting to stop the driver for quite some distance with lights and siren, and the driver finally stopped at the stop light on 65 at Business 36 but then continued north until the deputy pulled beside him and directed him to stop. The Kansas City man claimed he had not realized there was an accident and initially described driving along and suddenly his driver’s side mirror exploded and was gone, he saw nothing so he continued on. The information and suspect were turned over to the Missouri State Highway Patrol to complete the collision investigation. 

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

06/20/2018

 

EARLY CLOSING FOR HEALTH CENTER

The Livingston County Health Center will be closing at 4:00 p.m. today (WED) for building maintenance.  They will reopen Thursday with regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

MISSING KIRKSVILLE MAN FOUND DEAD NEAR BRASHEAR

A Kirksville man missing for nearly a week has been found dead in his car outside Brashear, MO. Adair County Coroner Brian Noe said law enforcement officers discovered Jeremy Sutter, 21, dead in his car Monday evening. Noe told KTVO Sutter died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Adair County Sheriff Robert Hardwick said a farmer who was out checking cattle notified the sheriff’s office just after 8 p.m. Monday about an abandoned car on a dead-end gravel road called Paultown Way about a mile northeast of Brashear. The sheriff said the car was in a field right next to Paultown Cemetery. When deputies arrived, they found Sutter dead inside his  car. Noe estimated he had been there a few days.

 

DRY CONDITIONS RESULTS IN GRASS FIRE MONDAY

Dry conditions helped fuel a fire Monday afternoon. The Chula Fire Department was called out to a grass fire about 7 miles south of Chula and the Chillicothe Fire Department was called in to provide a tanker truck . According to the report, about 20 acres were burned.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE

06/19/2018

 

June 18th , 2018:

 

1.       10:24am, Officers responded to the parking lot of 1000 Graves St. in reference a report of a subject being held against their will. Investigation was unable to verify truth of the matter and subjects involved were arrested for drug offenses and incarcerated in Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail, pending filing of charges.

2.       2:37pm, Officers conducted further investigation involving the vehicle that was involved in (10:24am)previous arrest for drugs. These two investigations consumed a large portion of the dayshift.

3.       5:56pm, Officers assisted a motorist in the 200 block of Mack St., unhooking a trailer from their vehicle.

4.       7:34pm, Officers took a report of a recovered cell phone in the 1200 block of Alexander. The cell phone can be claimed at the PD.

5.       7:53pm, Officers responded to the 1400 block of Alexander in reference to possible child abuse. Investigation determined that the child abuse was merely a case of juvenile discipline.

6.       Numerous citations were written for speeding, no insurance, driving while revoked and warnings for equipment violations…

7.       Business and property security checks were made…

8.       Chillicothe Police received 92 calls for service on 06/18/2018

 

TRUCK CATCHES FIRE AFTER CRASHING

Columbia police and firefighters responded to a crash on in northwest Columbia Tuesday night. It happened after 10:30 p.m. at the corner of Barberry Avenue and Grayson Drive. It appeared to involve one truck, which police said caught fire.

MOVIE IN THE PARK

Bring your family and enjoy ‘Movie in the Park’ in Marceline this Friday June 22nd.   Chariton Valley is co-sponsoring this FREE Family-Fun event along with the Marceline Carnegie Library.  It will take place in Ripley Park across the street from the library in downtown Marceline.  The movie ‘Matilda’ will start at 8 pm, (maybe a little later if it is too light still).   The movie ‘Matilda’ is described by one critic as ‘magical and fun with a very good message and positive role models!’  Chariton Valley will provide snacks and drinks.  A drawing for an inflata-bull will be held for the kids.  Bring your chairs and blankets and don’t forget the bug spray!   Weather permitting. 


OWENSVILLE MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER STRIKING TREE

A man from Owensville was taken to the University Hopsital with serious injuries after traveling off the road and striking a tree Tuesday morning. According to a Highway Patrol report, 59-year-old Dibby Ditto of Owensville was northbound on MO 89 a half mile north of County Rd 803 at 9:35 a.m. when his vehicle traveled off the left side of the road and struck a tree. Ditto was transported to the hospital by Osage County EMS.

 

STOLEN MOPED RECOVERED AND ARRESTS MADE

On Monday, June 18, 2018, at approximately 8:26AM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 1600 block of N Olive in reference to a theft.  Responding personnel learned that a moped had been stolen from a shed during the overnight hours.  Investigation led officers to a home in the 900 block of Muldrow, where they contacted Kyle T Vansickle, age 26, and Lindsey N Lortie, age 34.  While officers spoke with the two, Vansickle ran from the scene.  Officers chased him through yards for about two blocks before he was taken into custody without injury. Vansickle was processed at MPSD and taken to the Audrain County Jail for a Probation & Parole violation warrant.  Lortie was processed at MPSD and taken to the Audrain County Jail for a warrant out of Cole County.  The stolen moped was recovered and returned to the owner.  Additional charges are pending.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

06/19/2018

ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN FOR REMAINDER OF THE WEEK

NEAR HEAD ON COLLISION FOR HALLSVILLE & CENTRALIA DRIVERS

The patrol investigated a wreck in Audrain County on MO 151 just south of County Road 116 around 1:15 Monday afternoon. 83 year old James T. Odom of Hallsville was southbound when his vehicle crossed the highway and traveled off the left side of the roadway, overcorrected and returned to the roadway and struck a northbound vehicle operated by 51 year old Michelle D. Schmidt of Centralia nearly head on. Odem had minor injures and was transported to Boone Hospital for treatment.

 

QUEEN CITY MAN RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES AFTER STRIKING DEER

A Queen City man was to seek his own treatment for minor injuries after his vehicle struck a deer in the roadway at 2:30 Monday morning in Schuyler County. That accident happened on US 63, 1 mile north of Green Top. 33 year old Adam J. Rick was southbound when the collision occurred.

 

MOBERLY MAN ARRESTED AFTER RANDOLPH COUNTY ACCIDENT

An accident in Randolph County on County Road 2715 a mile and a half southeast of Moberly around 8:40 PM Sunday resulted in injuries and charges for a Moberly man. The patrol reports 43 year old Jonathon E. Tindle was southbound when the vehicle he was driving went off the road and struck a fence. Tindle was ejected and sustained minor injuries. He was transported by Randolph County Ambulance to Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment.  The patrol charged the driver with felony DWI as an Aggravated Offender and for illegally operating an ATV on a highway.  

 

HUNTSVILLE MAN INJURED IN WRECK SOUTH OF MACON

A two vehicle wreck on US 63, 4 miles south of Macon around 6:30 Sunday night resulted in moderate injuries for a Huntsville man. The patrol said 28 year old Chelsea K. Carroll of Kirksville was southbound in the passing lane when a southbound pickup driven by 63 year old Melvin R. Lancaster of Huntsville passed on the right and struck the Carroll auto on the passenger side. The Carroll vehicle came to rest on the right hand shoulder while the Lancaster vehicle traveled through the median and onto the northbound lanes and overturned and came to rest in the median. Lancaster was transported to Samaritan Hospital in Macon for treatment. In addition, the patrol placed him on a 24 hour hold pending the filing of several charges including 1) DWI DRUGS 2) UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA 3) NO INSURANCE 4) CARELESS AND IMPRUDENT 5) NO SEATBELT

FULTON MAN SUSPECTED OF BURGLARY AND ASSAULT

Fulton police arrested a man Sunday night after a reported burglary. KMIZ.com reports Officers arrested Isaac Butler in the 100 block of West 8th Street around 8:30 PM. A woman told police that she came home to find Butler inside and that he attacked her, according to Fulton police. The woman suffered non-life threatening injuries. Butler is being held in the Callaway County Jail on suspicion of burglary and fourth degree assault. 

MPSD RESPONDS TO FIRE IN BUSINESS DUMPSTER

Sunday at approximately 1:36PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 2700 block of S. Clark in reference to a business’ dumpster being on fire.  Responding personnel found the contents of the dumpster to be burning as well some of the wood on the fence that ran around the dumpster and some material sitting nearby waiting to be recycled.  The fire had also spread to the corner of a nearby storage building and a grassy area across a driveway.  The fire was contained and extinguished in those areas with the storage building and contents only suffering minor damage and part of the wooden fence suffering moderate fire damage.  The precise cause of the fire is yet to be determined but there is no indication it was intentionally set.  It appears the cause was careless use or disposal of smoking material.  There were no injuries from the incident.

THOUSAND HILLS & LONG BRANCH STATE PARK PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETINGS SCHEDULED

Thousand Hills State Park invites the public to an informational meeting 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at the park’s Point Shelter House. The public is invited to share comments about the park. Park staff will be on hand to provide information and to answer questions. These informational meetings, which are being held in all state parks and historic sites, help create two-way communication with the public. The meetings give staff the opportunity to let people know the status and future plans for the park or historic site, and they offer visitors the opportunity to comment on the facilities. Thousand Hills State Park is located at 20431 State Hwy. 157, east of Kirksville. For more information about the meeting, call the park at 660-665-6995. . Long Branch State Park will also be holding an informational meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at the park’s marina store. Long Branch State Park is located at 28615 Visitor Center Road, Macon. For more information about the meeting, call the park at 660-773-5229.For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (Weekend Summary)

06/18/2018 

DANGEROUSLY HOT WEATHER CONTINUES

The dangerously hot weather is holding on with strong grips throughout the area. Still, area events this past weekend were very successful including the Twin Parks Summer Festival in Brookfield, Railroad Days in Moberly and many others. Of course the heat isn’t the only thing rising as we will all feel the affects of the increased temps on our electric bills and other costs this next billing cycle and that includes those who provide electricity as Area utilities are also having to cope. Ameren had a power outage Saturday afternoon that affectived Boonville, New Franklin and other parts of Howard and Cooper County, including the Boonville hospital which was without regular power and was operating on power provided by generators. At one time Ameren said outages started being reported between 5 and 7 pm Saturday night and over 1800 locations were affected and without power. The hot weather conditions throughout the area.

 

ANNIMAL ABUSE CHARGES FOR BROOKFIELD MAN

This past Friday, Brookfield Police responded to a residence in the 100 block of South Pennsylvania Avenue for a report of animal abuse. Having taken statements from the reporting party and witnesses, officers arrested 41 year old William Coyle at 8:30 PM. While at the residence, officers recovered eleven other animals. Coyle was transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Additional statements are being collected and the welfare of the animals recovered is being evaluated. To the extent of the current investigation, allowed by the law, Mr. Coyle was released later that night with a Associate Court summons for Animal Neglect. The report, along with the evaluation of the animals recovered, will be forwarded to the Linn County Prosecutor's Office for consideration of additional charges. The Brookfield Police Department was assisted by the Animal Shelter of Linn County, Missouri

 

CARROLLTON DRIVER INVOLVED IN NODAWAY COUNTY WRECK

A Carrollton man escaped injuries; however two Maryville residents were not so lucky in a Nodaway County collision on Highway 71, five miles south of Maryville around 5:50 PM Sunday. The patrol said 54 year old Kimberly L. Casey of Maryville was northbound and in the processing of passing another northbound auto driven by 20 year old William L. Grant of Carrollton when Grant attempted to make a left hand turn and struck the Casey auto in the right rear passenger side. Casey had minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. A passenger in the Casey auto, 17 year old Cade L. Weaver of Maryville also received minor injuries and was treated at scene.

 

ST CATHARINE MAN INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE WRECK

A motorcycle rider from St. Catharine sustained serious injuries when he lost control on a curve on Route O, 3 miles north of Bevier around 2:30 Saturday afternoon. The patrol said 66 year old Clarence R. Futhey was ejected when his southbound bike traveled off the roadway after hitting loose gravel. He was flown by Air Evac with serous injuries to University Hospital in Columbia. The Macon County Sheriffs Department, Macon County Ambulance and Macon County First Responders assisted.

 

HEAD ON CRASH IN LINN COUNTY SATURDAY RESULTS IN INJURIES

A head on collision in Linn County during the noon hour Saturday sent a couple of people to the hospital. The patrol said the wreck occurred on Essex Drive 3 miles south of Browning when 20 year old Taylor M. Coram of Browning was westbound and met another vehicle driven by 27 year old Brandon L. Sheppard of Purdin who was going eastbound near the crest of a hill. Both vehicles were reportedly across the center portion of the roadway and collided head on. Coram received moderate injuries and was transported to Pershing Hospital in Brookfield by Linn County Ambulance while a passenger in the Sheppard vehicle, 20 year old Brittany C. Hollon of Purdin was transported by Sullivan County Ambulance to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan for treatment of minor injuries. Sheppard was not injured. The Linn County Sheriffs Department, Linn County First Responders and Sullivan County First Responders provided assistance at the scene. No one was wearing a seat belt.

 

NEW FLORENCE MAN KILLED IN LINCOLN COUNTY WRECK

A New Florence man is dead and a Troy man charged with DWI and Involuntary Manslaughter following a Lincoln County crash Saturday night. The patrol said 22 year old Nicholas A. Schulte of Troy was northbound on Beck Road, south of Shepherd Farm road in Lincoln County around 10:40 PM Saturday when he failed to negotiate a curve to the right and the vehicle went off the left side of the road and began to overturn ejecting a passenger. The passenger was identified as 20 year old Dillon W. Krause of New Florence who was pronounced dead on the scene a short time later by Lincoln County Ambulance Personnel. Schulte sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene. He was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter and Driving while Intoxicated.

 

RALLS COUNTY ATV ACCIDENT INJURES CENTER MAN

A 32 year old Center man was injured in an ATV accident on private property, 5 miles northwest of Center and a half a mile north of Cottonwood Drive in Ralls County around 7 o’clock Saturday night. The patrol said 32 year old Dustin C. Hubbard was riding on a private gravel road when he lost control on uneven terrain and overturned. He was taken by private auto to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

 

HERMANN DRIVER HURT IN MOTORCYCLE WRECK

A Hermann resident was hurt in a motorcycle accident in Gasconade County around 4:40 PM Saturday.  The patrol said 60 year old David R. Ruediger was southbound on Route H, just south of Little Berger Road when his motorcycle went off the roadway and struck a guardrail. He was ejected from the cycle and sustained serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY WRECK FRIDAY RESULTS IN INJURIES

A collision around 11:40 Friday morning at the intersection of US 63 and Route P in Randolph County resulted in injuries. The patrol said 40 year old Matthew W. Apel of Clark failed to yield and pulled into the path of a northbound auto driven by 15 year old Connor L. Morgan of Sturgeon which resulted in the Morgan vehicle crashing into the passenger side of the Apel vehicle. Neither driver was injured, but two passengers in the Morgan pickup were injuried.  62 year old John F. Morgan of Clark sustained moderate injuries while 17 year old Payton A. Morgan of Clark had minor injuries. Both were transported to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment by Randolph County Ambulance. 

 

NEW JOBS IN CHILLICOTHE & LANCASTER

Friday the Missouri Department of Economic Development announced that five companies are expanding in Missouri with plans to create 272 new jobs. State and local partners worked together on these projects, including Kirksville Regional Economic Development, Inc and Main Street Chillicothe. Advanced Machining& Automation Inc (AMA), a custom manufacturing equipment builder, is relocating its headquarters to Lancaster, Missouri with plans to create 50 new jobs. Since 1998, AMA has been designing and manufacturing automated machinery. AMA works closely with its clients from concept to creation. Sonoco Plastics, a manufacturer of thermoformed plastic food containers, has plans to create 16 new jobs in Chillicothe, Missouri. Sonoco is a $5 billion global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products and packaging supply chain services. Operations consist of its global consumer packaging businesses, display and packaging division, industrial businesses, and Protective Solutions division.

MACON RESIDENTS ARRESTED IN DRUG BUST

Last week, the Macon Police Department, Macon County Sheriff's Office and North Missouri Drug Task Force Officers conducted a joint effort to serve felony arrest warrants in the city limits of Macon.  At approximately 1018 hours, officers arrested Elliott P. Harris, 20 of Macon, at a residence in the 200 block of Butler Street.  Harris was arrested for one count of delivery of under 35 grams of marijuana with $10,000 cash only bond.  At approximately 1035 hours, officers arrested Tarell F. Harris, 18 of Macon, at a residence in the 600 block of Broadway Street.  During the arrest, Harris attempted to resist officers and struck one officer during the altercation.  He was arrested for two counts of delivery of under 35 grams of marijuana with $10,000 cash only bond.  At approximately 1051 hours, Macon Police Officers located a third subject as a passenger in a vehicle and made enforcement contact in the area of Coates and Allen Streets.  During the contact, police arrested James M. Yearwood III, 18 of Macon, for three counts of delivery of under 35 grams of marijuana with cash only bond of $10,000.00 cash only bond.  All three suspects were taken to the Macon County Jail where they were held in lieu of bond.  Additional charges are pending against one male suspect for resisting arrest and assault of law enforcement officers at this time. According to law enforcement officials, these arrests are the result of an investigation conducted over about a one year period of time.

AROUND 300 BICYCLISTS EXPECTED FOR ANNUAL KATY TRAIL RIDE

Today is Monday, June 18th and approximately 200 bicyclists will begin a 232 mile journey from St. Charles  to Clinton for the 18th Annual Katy Trail Ride. This year’s participants range in age from 8 to 89 and come from 29 states and one Canadian Province. Hosted by Missouri State Parks and the Missouri State Parks Foundation, the five-day Katy Trail Ride has been an annual event since 2001 and has achieved national and international acclaim. The ride takes cyclists along the scenic Missouri River and through the historic towns that developed along the river and the former Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT or Katy) Railroad, the predecessor to the Katy Trail. Overnight locations for the 2018 Katy Trail Ride will be in the towns of Hermann, Jefferson City, Boonville and Sedalia. Family and friends of the riders can follow the ride’s progress online. Photographs and highlights of each day’s ride will be available at Facebook.com/katytrailstatepark. More information about this year’s event including the event itinerary as well as Katy Trail State Park is available online at katytrailstatepark.com. You’ll also find a link to that site and more at our website(s) kzbkradio.com . kltiradio.com, kzztradio.com and kmcrradio.com.

                                    2018 Katy Ride Itinerary

Sunday, June 17                   7 p.m.                             Riders meeting at Frontier Park, St. Charles  

 

Monday, June 18                  6-7:30 a.m.                    Depart from St. Charles

                                            11 a.m.-5 p.m.                 Arrive at Hermann City Park

       

Tuesday, June 19                 7:30 a.m.                        Depart from Hermann

                                            10 a.m.-2 p.m.                 Arrive at Bill Quigg Commons, Jefferson City

 

Wednesday, June 20           7:30 a.m.                         Depart from Jefferson City

                                           11 a.m.-5 p.m.                  Arrive at Kemper Park in Boonville

 

 Thursday, June 21              7:30 a.m.                         Depart from Boonville

                                           11 a.m.-5 p.m.                  Arrive at Liberty Park, Sedalia

 

 Friday, June 22                   7:30 a.m.                         Depart from Sedalia

                                            10 a.m.-1 p.m                  Arrive at Benson Convention Center, Clinton

For information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

06/15/2018

COLUMBIA PD SEEKING INFORMATION AND SUSPECTS

Columbia Police officers were called to the 2800 block of Mexico Gravel Road just after midnight Wednesday morning where a firearm was brandished. The investigation revealed a 24 year old woman and a one year old juvenile were inside a home in the area when the woman heard a knock at the door. When the woman answered the door, she saw a female and according to the news release, the female stepped back and three black male suspects forced their way into the home. One of the suspects brandished a firearm and held the victim while the other two searched the residence. One of the suspects struck the juvenile, who had minor injuries from the hit. The suspects took property from the victim before fleeing the area. Columbia Police are continuing their investigation and is asking anyone with any information to contact the department at(573) 874-7652, or call CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

 

MACON COUNTY WRECKS

A couple of wrecks were investigated by the Highway Patrol in Macon County Thursday. 21 year old Cody R. Hall of Macon received minor injuries around 6:30 Thursday night and was treated at Samaritan Hospital after he swerved to avoid another auto and drove off the right side of the road where he over corrected and his vehicle came to rest in a ditch and struck a fence. That occurred on Kestrel Avenue, south of Kermit Street, approximately 2 miles south of Macon. Earlier in the day around 4:45 pm, Tabitha M. Hubler of Anabel was attempting to make a left turn onto Olympic and turned in the path of a westbound vehicle on US 36 driven by A couple from Illinois. 68 year old Cathy S. Pierce and 70 year old Eran K. Pierce of East Peoria, Ill were transported to the Macon hospoital for treatment of minor injuries

 

KIDNAPPING SUSPECT ARRESTED IN MACON COUNTY

This past Monday night at approximately 9:30PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 600 block of Summit in reference to a child being taken without permission.  Responding personnel spoke with the legal guardian of a male infant.  The infant’s mother is Toinyia Combs, age 20 of Mexico.  The guardian had met Combs in a public place, allowing Combs to visit with the infant.  Combs then took the infant to a car and drove from the area, despite the guardian attempting to stop her. 

Law enforcement statewide was notified of the incident, and at approximately 11:11PM, a Trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol located Combs and the infant in Macon County.  The infant was returned to the guardian uninjured, and Combs was arrested and held in the Macon County Jail pending MPSD and the Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney obtaining a warrant for Parental Kidnapping.

 

BUSY WEEKEND WITH LOTS OF ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA THIS WEEKEND

A number of events are scheduled around the area this weekend including the Kids Fishing Day at Wallace State Park, south of Cameran,  the Brookfield Summer Festival and of course its Railroad Days in Moberly just to name a few. Another event that is scheduled is totally free takes place Saturday as Van Meter State Park where they will host two free, family friendly programs 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the park.  Native American Games will be held at the park’s ball field where participants will learn about and play culturally important traditional games that Native Americans have used throughout history to teach children hunting skills and sacred stories and to build community. Mammal Mayhem will be held in the park’s small shelter house where participants will learn to identify the different types of mammals that live at the park and in other state parks around Missouri. Van Meter is home to a variety of species ranging from flying squirrels to bobcats. When hiking, camping or just spending time in nature, it is common to find mammal tracks, scat, fur and other signs of mammal habitation. Van Meter State Park is located 12 miles north of Marshall on Highway 122, Miami. For more information about the event, call the park at 660-886-7537.

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

06/14/2018

CHILLICOTHE POLICE WARN OF SCAM

On Wednesday, the Chillicothe Police Department reported a scam going around by telephone. According to the report, residents have  received calls that appear to be from the PD itself.  The reports are that the scammers are using the Chillicothe Police Department phone numbers and requesting the citizen’s address, so they can send the citizen an envelope, and the citizen can mail the scammer money for donations. The Chillicothe Police Department wants everyone to know this is a scam and they are not requesting donations

 

SEARCH WARRANT SERVED AS PART OF MULTI MONTH INVESTIGATION

Two people were arrested and a large amount of drugs were seized following a search warrant on a residence in the 1400 block of Polk Street in Chillicothe. According to the release, members of the PD along with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office served the warrant around 4 PM on Tuesday, June 12th. Two people were arrested….47 year old Rodney Henderson, and 34 year old Mandy Stover. They were charged with possession of a controlled substance w/intent to distribute and endangering the welfare of a child.  The report indicates that officers seized a substantial amount of methamphetamine and marijuana in addition to evidence of narcotics distribution. The narcotics search warrant is part of a multi-month investigation involving the Chillicothe Police Department, the Lafayette County Drug Task Force and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Both suspects were still in custody at the Daviess DeKalk Regional Jail at last word.

NEW COUNTIES ADDED IN ATTEMPT TO KEEP CWD FROM SPREADING

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has expanded its restrictions on feeding deer and placing minerals for deer to seven new counties in response to finding cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in or near them. The seven new counties are: Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Grundy, Madison, McDonald, Mercer, and Perry. The feeding ban for these seven new counties becomes effective July 1st, These seven new counties join 41 existing counties of the Department’s CWD Management Zone where feeding deer and placing minerals for deer is restricted. The Zone consists of counties in or near where cases of the disease have been found. The 48 counties are: Adair, Barry, Benton, Bollinger, Boone, Callaway, Cape Girardeau, Carroll, Cedar, Chariton, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Dade, Franklin, Gasconade, Grundy, Hickory, Jefferson, Knox, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Madison, McDonald, Mercer, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, Ozark, Perry, Polk, Putnam, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, St. Charles, St. Clair, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, St. Louis, Stone, Sullivan, Taney, Warren, and Washington. According to the Wildlife Code of Missouri, the placement of grain, salt products, minerals, and other consumable natural and manufactured products used to attract deer is prohibited year-round within counties of the CWD Management Zone. Exceptions are feed placed within 100 feet of any residence or occupied building, feed placed in such a manner to reasonably exclude access by deer, and feed and minerals present solely as a result of normal agricultural or forest management, or crop and wildlife food production practices. “CWD is spread from deer to deer and the potential for transmission increases when deer are unnaturally congregated,”

ENROLLMENT DEADLINE FOR DAIRY FARMERS EXTENDED

The USDA has extended the re-enrollment deadline for the Margin Protection Program for Dairy until June 22nd. The new and improved program protects participating dairy producers when the margin, the difference between the price of milk and feed costs, falls below leverls of protection selected by the applicant. USSA has already issued more than $80 million for margi ns triggered in February, March and April and USDA offices are continuing to processing remaining payments daily. The re-enrollment deadline was previously extended through June 8th as many producers were in the field. The deadline is being extended a second time to ensure that dairy producers are given every opportunity to make a calculated decision and enroll in the program if they choose. This will be the last opportunity for producers to take advantage of this years program.




FAY CANNOT RUN FOR JUDGE DESPITE PARDON OF FELONIES

Linn County lawyer Josh Fay cannot run for judge due to prior felonies, despite a governor's pardon. The Western District Court of Appeals upheld a lower court decision to keep Joshua Fay from running in the August primary for Linn County associate circuit judge according to a story posted on KMIZ.com.  Fay received a pardon in 2016 from then-Gov. Jay Nixon for three felonies he pleaded guilty to in 1995. The court wrote that while Nixon's pardon may clear his felony convictions, it did not erase the fact that Fay entered guilty pleas. State law prohibits a person from running for office if they have plead guilty to a felony. The court heavily cited the 2016 state Supreme Court decision Hill v. Boyer that kept a man from getting a concealed carry permit due to his prior guilty pleas to felony charges. The high court said that state law stops someone from getting a permit if they plead guilty to a felony, despite Hill completing his probation 40 years before applying for the permit, and arguing that the completion "obliterated" his felony convictions. The appeals court in Fay's case said it was concerned about the court's focus on the wording of the state's disqualification law, giving power of the pardon to the legislative branch. "Hill gives the legislature power to dictate the effect of gubernatorial pardons despite the fact that the Constitution gives the pardon power to the executive rather than the legislative branch." Anthony Bonuchi, Fay's attorney, said they would be asking the Supreme Court to both consider their case, and reconsider the Hill decision. "As it stands today, the scope of the governor’s constitutional pardon power—which in our system serves as a vital safety value against individual injustices and unnecessarily harsh results that can from time to time occur in our criminal law—is in doubt," Bonuchi told ABC 17 News. Ivan Schraeder, attorney for Linn County, did not respond to an email seeking comment.

 

KIRKSVILLE MAN DIES IN ACCIDENT

A Kirksville man is dead following an accident in Adair County, one mile north of Kirksville on Highway 63 around 3:20 Tuesday afternoon. The patrol said 80 year old Gene D. McVey was southbound when his vehicle ran off the road and overturned. According to various sources, McVey was pinned under the truck when it overturned. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Adair County Coroner, Brian Koe and his body was taken to Travis Noe Funeral Home. The patrol was assisted by the Adair County Sheriff’s Department and Adair County First Responders.

 

MILAN WOMAN FLOWN TO HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT FOLLOWING WRECK

A Milan woman sustained serious injuries at 8:15 PM last (Tues) night. The patrol said 23 year old Jakeob T. Stark of Unionville was southbound on Missouri 5, 2 miles north of Milan and was distracted by a cell phone, and swerved to avoid a deer in the roadway. His vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned. Stark had minor injuries and was transported by Sullivan County Ambulance to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan for treatment. A passenger, 26 year old Cassie M. Sotz of Milan sustained serious injuries and was transported to University Hospital in Columbia by Life Flight Eagle. The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, Sullivan County First Responders, and the Sullivan County Rural Fire Department provided assistance on the scene

 

BOONE COUNTY ONE CAR WRECK

A Bourbon, MO driver received moderate injuries in Boone County just before 3am Tuesday in addition to being arrested on 12 charges related to that crash. The patrol said 35 year old Tabitha L. Freeman was northbound on US 63 at Turkey Creek when her vehicle went off the roadway, struck a concrete bridge rail and began to rotate. The vehicle then returned to the roadway and went off the other side of the road and came to rest facing southbound. The driver was transported to University Hospital for treatment.  In addition, the patrol arrested the driver on 12 charges.  1) FELONY DELIVERY OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 2) FELONY POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, METHAMPHETAMINE, 23 GRAMS 3) PSYCHEDELIC MUSHROOMS, 3 GRAMS - FELONY 4) POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 37 PILLS - ALPRAZOLAM 5) POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1 PILL - ACETAMINOPHEN AND HYDROCODONE 6) POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE - LESS THAN 1 GRAM OF HEROIN 7) POSSESSION OF LESS THAN 35 GRAMS OF MARIJUANA 8) POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA 9) DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED 10) C&I OPERATION INVOLVING AN ACCIDENT 11) DWI - DRUGS 12) NO INSURANCE.

 

FULTON DRIVER RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES IN WRECK

An 18 year old man from Fulton sustained minor injuries and was taken to Fulton Medical Center for treatment after an accident on County Road 204, one and a half miles east of County Road 305 in Callaway County shortly after 9 o’clock last (TUES) night. The patrol said Michael A. Hyde served to miss a deer and struck a fence.

 

NO INJURIES FOR IOWA DRIVER – TRUCK TOTALED IN KNOX COUNTY

KTVO.com reports a driver was able to walk away after his box truck was totaled when it crashed into dense woods in rural Knox County Tuesday afternoon. According to NEMO News, Michael Wolfe, 32, of Newton, Iowa, was driving northbound on Missouri Highway 11 approximately 1.5 miles east of the Adair County line when he hit the side of a bridge, lost control of his vehicle and left the right side of the road. The Box Truck then went down an embankment and into the woods near the highway. The vehicle hit several trees, which demolished the front end of the truck and ripped open the cargo container which held a load of tires. Wolfe, who was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, was not injured. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the box truck was a total loss. The Knox County Ambulance District, Knox County Rescue Squad, Baring Volunteer Fire Department, Knox County Sheriff's Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol were on scene.

 

AREA ARRESTS BY PATROL IN PAST 24 HOURS

State Troopers have made several arrests involving people from the area. 36 yerar old Curtis O. Clevenger of Cameron was charged with Felony Driving while Intoxicated – Chronic Offender, Felony No Valid Operators’ License – 3rd Offence and Felony Fleeing.  He was arrested in Clinton County at 8:15 last (TUES) night and was placed on a 24 hour hold at the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department.  46 year old Robbie N. Watson of Chillicothe is on a 12 hour hold at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail on a Driving while Intoxicated 1st offense misdemeanor charge as well as a lane violation. He was picked up shortly after 10 o’clock last (TUES) night in Dekalb County.  22 year old Ridge L. Clevenger of Columbia was arrested around 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon on two charges including DWI – Drug Intoxication and Careless and Imprudent Driving involving a traffic crash. He was taken to the Boone County jail pending bond.  32 year old Nathan R. McKim of Novinger has has been arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was placed on a 24 hour hold at the Adair County Jail. In addition, 37 year old Lisa M. Wilson of Novinger has been charged with possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was taken to the Adair County Jail and later released. McKim and Wilson were both arrested at 10:17 AM Tuesday morning. And finally, at 9:10 AM Tuesday, 33 year old Christopher M. Dussetschleger was charged with felony driving without a valid driver’s license – 3rd offense as well as Failure to Affix plates to vehicle. He was taken to the Audrain County jail on the bondable charges.





LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS – WEEKEND ROUNDUP

06/11/2018

MOBERLY POLICE CONTINUE INVESTIGATION AFTER WOMAN FOUND DEAD NEAR ROAD

The Moberly Police Department responded to a report of a dead body along a roadway and they say foul play is not suspected. In a news release Sunday, police say the body was that of a female who was discovered just north of the intersection of Highway 24 and Robertson Road.

 

CHILLICOTHE MAN DROWNS IN THOMPSON RIVER

A Chillicothe man died just before 5:30 pm Saturday in Livingston County. The patrol reports 18 year old Michael D. Cappell of Chillicothe was in the Thompson River, 2 miles north of the Grand River, approximately 2 miles west of Chillicothe when he entered an area of deep water. The man was unable to swim and drowned. His body was recovered by Missouri State Highway Patrol Marine Operations Troopers just before 6pm and was transported to Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe after being pronounced dead at the scene by the Livingston County Deputy Coroner. The Livingston County Sher’ffs Department, Livingston County First Responders, Trenton Dive Team, Bethany Dive Team, and Missouri Task Force One K-9 provided assistance on the scene.  This would also mark the first death on Troop H waterways this year as no other boating or drowning incident reports are listed for 2018 in the Troop H area.

 

DRIVER FALLS ASLEEP AND CRASHES INTO TELEPHONE POLE

A Milan driver received minor injuries in a one vehicle wreck in Sullivan County around 11 o’clock last (SUN) night. The patrol said 29 year old Yol D. Bol was eastbound on County Road Silver Road, 5 miles south of Milan when he fell asleep. The vehicle rand off the right side of the roadway and struck a telephone pole. The driver was transported by Sullivan County Ambulance to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan for treatment. The patrol was assisted by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department.

 

THREE PEOPLE INJURED IN RALLS COUNTY ACCIDENT

The highway patrol reports three people were injured shortly after 6 o’clock Saturday night in Ralls County on Route J, 4 miles north of Perry. A northbound vehicle driven by 43 year old Jennifer R. Andrews was coming to a stop when it was hit from behind by another northbound auto driven by 33 year old Jodi L. Butler of Warrenton.  Both drivers and a passenger in the Andrews auto, 40 year old Gary L. Jefferies of Hannibal had moderate injuries and were transported by Ralls County Amublance to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment. The Ralls County Sheriff’s Department, Perry PD and Perry Fire Department provided on-scene assistance.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT SATURDAY

A motorcycle accident occurred at Highway 19 at the North Outer Road in Montgomery County at 1:20 PM Saturday. The patrol said 28 year old Daniel S. Tooley was making a right turn and hit an unknown oil based liquid in the roadway causing the cycle to slide and overturn. Tooley wasn’t injured, however 30 year old Trisha E. Vernon of California sustained minor injuries and was transported to Hermann Regional Hospital by Montgomery County Ambulance.

 

FULTON MOTORCYCLIST TAKEN TO HOSPITAL

A man from Fulton was injured and taken to University Hospital in Columbia following a Callaway County accident on Route HH at County Road 214. The patrol said 23 year old Dillon M. Wood was southbound during the noon hour Sunday and failed to negotiate a curve.  His motorcycle went off the road striking a ditch. The extent of his injuries wasn’t listed.

 

BOAT CAPSIZES AT THOUSAND HILLS STATE PARK

KTVO and KTVO.com has now learned what caused a 16-foot bass boat to capsize Saturday evening on Forest Lake at Thousand Hills State Park. Water Patrol Officer Ray Jagger with the Kirksville Police Department said Sunday morning that the boat sank because it was overloaded with people and equipment. He said the watercraft was equipped with a lot of extra lighting. Jagger said the boat capsized about 100 yards from the area of the park called "The Point." The five people onboard were rescued by employees of the Kirksville Police Department, Thousand Hills Marina and Missouri State Parks. Jagger told KTVO no one was injured in the incident. KTVO’s first story said Emergency crews responded to the report of a boat sinking at Thousand Hills State Park near Kirksville early Saturday night. According to a witness on scene, the boat had roughly six people on board. The craft took on water quickly as it left the marina area.

A bystander at 'The Point' called emergency personnel. Those crews as well as other bystanders worked to retrieve the boat from Forest Lake and pull it to shore. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE SEARCHING FOR DRIVER AFTER HIT AND RUN IN DOWNTOWN AREA

The Columbia Police Department is investigating and looking for a driver involved in a hit and run Sunday night in downtown Columbia. According to the report police were called just before 10:30 Sunday night when a car ran a red light and hit a car of broadway.  No one was injured and police do have a suspect in the case

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

06/08/2018

 

TWO TRENTON TEENAGERS INJURED IN THURSDAY NIGHT ATV ACCIDENT

A car and ATV collision sent two Trenton teenagers to the hospital. The patrol said an ATV driven by 14 year old Riley G. Rorebeck of Trenton had navigated a turn from NW 40th Street onto NW 50th Street. An SUV operated by 22 year old Kyle D. Perry of Jamesport was westbound on 50th Street and struck the ATV from behind, ejecting the driver and a passenger, identified as 15 year old Garit M. Leper of Trenton. Leper had serious injuries and Rorebeck sustained minor injuries. Both were transported by Grunday County EMS to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton for treatment. That accident happened just before 8:30 pm in Grundy County, about 4 miles east of Brimson.

TRACTOR CRASH IN CALLAWAY COUNTY

A Jefferson City, MO man received moderate injuries in an accident involving a farm tractor Thursday morning. According to a Highway Patrol report, Jerome Kampeter was eastbound Thursday morning on U.S 54 at Route J when he lost control of his vehicle, traveled off the right side of the road, and overturned when re-entering the highway. Kampeter was transported by ambulance to a Jefferson City hospital.

 

STREET FIGHT MAY HAVE LET TO MAN BEING HIT BY CAR

On Wednesday, at approximately 11:00PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 300 block of Craig Street in reference to a person being hit by a car.  Responding personnel learned that Amanda Walker, age 21 of Laddonia, was traveling south on Craig street when she struck Richard Dollens, of Mexico, who was in the roadway.  This apparently occurred after Dollens and another man were in a fight in the 700 block of MacFarlane and a group of people gathered leading to other, smaller fights breaking out. Walker’s vehicle received damage from the crash.  Dollens complained of pain to his left side and he was later taken to SSM Health / St. Mary’s Hospital-Audrain by friends and family.  His injuries were treated and he was released.  MPSD is continuing the investigation to determine appropriate charges against the various people involved.

  

PATROL TROOP B ARRESTS

A Kirksville man was arrested just after 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon. The Patrol reports 52 year old Fred K. Craig was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. He’s being held on a 24 hour hold at the Adair County Jail.  At 1:50 pm yesterday, 29 year old Clayton W. Munn of Kirksville was picked up and charged with felony resisting arrest along with felony Adair County warrants for Burglary and Forgery.

 

5TH ANNUAL TRACTOR CRUISE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

 Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is holding its fifth annual Keep Missouri Farming Tractor Cruise on July 21, 2018. Tractors will travel through Buchanan County, Missouri, on a 38-mile loop that will begin and end at the Ag Power John Deere dealership at the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 36 and SE State Hwy. Z. The tractor cruise begins at 9 a.m. Entry fees are $35 for open-station tractors and $50 for air-conditioned cab tractors. The fee includes a Farm Bureau gift, an event photo, lunch and snacks. Model year 1985 and older tractors are welcome. Participants that register on or before July 7 will be entered into a drawing for door prizes. Spectators can view the tractors up close at the lunch stop at the FFA building in Gower, Missouri. Lunch for non-participants is $8 for adults and $4 for children. The cruise will again include a poker run for participants. The Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture was established in 1996 to provide a dedicated funding source for agricultural education and leadership development programs. Registration information, sponsorship information, official rules and a route map are available at Missouri farm bureau dot org.  mofb.org/FoundationForAg.aspx




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

06/06/2018

 

SERIOUS INJURIES IN ATV ACCIDENT

A Huntsville man received serious injuries when the ATV he was riding overturned. The patrol said 66 year old Randall L. Welch sustained serious injuries and was taken to University Hospital in Columbia.  This accident occurred on private property three miles south of Huntsville. Several agencies assisted at the scene including The Randolph County Sheriff’s office Randoloph County Fire, Randolph County FireAmbulance and Air Evac.

 

FIVE NOW CHARGED IN DEATH OF MAN ENCASED IN CONCREETE IN FULTON STORAGE SHED

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Five people have been charged in the death of a developmentally disabled Missouri man whose body was found encased in concrete months after he disappeared. Two of those arrested and charged Tuesday ran the home in Fulton where 31-year-old Carl DeBrodie lived before he disappeared in 2016. His body was found in April 2017 in a Fulton storage shed. Callaway County Prosecutor Christopher Wilson announced that 53-year-old Sherry Paulo and 58-year-old Anthony R. Flores, both of Fulton, face five counts in DeBrodie's death, including first-degree involuntary manslaughter. The three others face misdemeanors of making a false report of a missing person.A lawsuit filed last week alleged Paulo and Flores took DeBrodie to their home, forced him to fight and then left him to die before disposing of his body.

BROOKFIELD BRIEFING ISSUED POLICE BUSY

Drug Arrest - On May 23 at 2346 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of North Main Street. Upon making contact with the driver, Chad Bond, 34 of Lancaster, Kansas, Bond advised that he didn’t have a valid license. Dispatch confirmed Bond’s suspended status out of Kansas. Bond was then placed under arrest. During a search of Bond’s person, incident to arrest, officers recovered a small baggie with a crystal-like substance consistent with methamphetamine. At that time, the passenger, identified as Sarah Roettgen, 33 of St. Joseph, was asked to exit the vehicle. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, officers recovered additional methamphetamine, syringes, baggies and a scale. Roettgen and Bond where then transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. While at the police station, officers recovered a small box from Roettgen’s left hip pocket. Inside the box was a crystal-like residue that would field-test positive for methamphetamine. Both Bond and Roettgen have each been charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance with bond set at $20,000.00 cash or surety.

No Valid Operator’s License - On May 25 at 0023 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of South Brunswick and Thompson Streets. It was found through a routine NCIC/MULES check that the driver, George Zumick, 39 of Brookfield, didn’t have a valid operator’s license. Zumick was arrested at 0031 hrs. and transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Zumick was released at 0057 hrs. with an Associate Court summons for No Valid Operator’s License.

Burglary - On May 25 at 1222 hrs., officers took a report of a theft. The reporting party stated that sometime between May 23 and May 25, an unknown suspect(s) removed a Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs yard decoration from their garage in the 300 block of Sanford Street. The reporting party also advised that a white in color fireproof lock-box was taken from their vehicle. The lock-box contained approximately $1,000.00 in cash, a silver wedding ring set, and a Churchill Driveway pocket watch. The reporting party valued the stolen items at $3290.00. The investigation is ongoing.

Drug Arrest - On May 26 at 1818 hrs., officers, accompanied by Probation & Parole, responded to a residence in the 100 block of East Robard Street for a home visit of a Katlyn Fainter, 20 of Brookfield. Upon arrival, officers were met by Fainter and David Norval Jr., 38 who also resides at the address. During a search of the residence, officers recovered several baggies with residue that would field-test positive for methamphetamine. Officers also recovered several used syringes and homemade smoking pipes. Fainter and Norval have each been charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond was set at $20,000.00 cash or surety each.

Burglary - On May 27 at 1207 hrs., officers responded to the 1000 block of Courtland Street for a report of a delayed burglary. The reporting party stated that sometime between May 22 and May 27, an unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and took a 65 inch projection television from a bedroom. Officers observed signs of forced entry to the back door. The reporting party valued the television at $50.00. The investigation is ongoing.

Driving While Suspended/Revoked - On May 27 at 2327 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop on US 36 near the East city limits. A routine NCIC/MULES check showed that the driver, Olivia Hatch 25 of Chicago, Illinois, had a suspended/revoked operator’s license. Hatch was arrested at 2343 hrs. and transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Hatch was later released with Associate Court summonses for Driving While Suspended/Revoked and Exceeding the Posted Speed Limit (20 - 25 MPH).

Judicial Order Arrest - On May 29 at 0920hrs., officers arrested Casondra Johnston, 50 of Brookfield, in the 300 block of Burnham Street on a Judicial Order. Johnston was transported to the Brookfield Police Department and later transferred to the Missouri Department of Corrections to serve a 120 day detention.

Warrant Arrest - On May 29 at 1502 hrs., officers arrested Daniel Clapp, 36 of Brookfield, in the 700 block of Market Street on a Probation/Parole warrant for violating the terms of court-ordered supervision. Clapp was transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing and later turned over to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office to be held on a $25,000.00 cash-only bond.

Robbery/Assault - On May 29 at 1534 hrs., officers took a report of a robbery and assault. The reporting party stated that he was approached by two suspects in a maroon pickup near the 400 block of South Main Street. The reporting party stated that he was assaulted by the suspects and that the suspects stole his lawnmower. The victim was unable to give a brand name or size of the mower as it was given to him by his aunt. The victim declined medical treatment and the investigation is ongoing.

Warrant Arrest - On May 30 at 1455 hrs., officers arrested Elijah Brown, 36 of Brookfield, in the 500 block of East Wood Street on an outstanding St. Charles County Department of Corrections warrant for Non-support. Brown was transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Brown was released at 1600 hrs. after posting the $2676.02 cash-only bond.

Driving While Intoxicated - On May 31 at 0535 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop in the 700 block of West Helm Street. Upon making contact with the driver, identified as Gage Maxwell, 21 of Brookfield, officers observed several signs of impairment. After a series of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, Maxwell was arrested at 0558 hrs. and transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Maxwell refused to provide a sample of his breath, so a warrant was obtained for a sample of Maxwell’s blood. At approximately 0806 hrs., a sample of Maxwell’s blood was obtained. Maxwell was later released with Associate Court summonses for Driving While Intoxicated and Exceeding the Posted Speed Limit (20 - 25 MPH).

No Valid Operator’s License - On May 31 at 1038 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop of a motorcycle in the 200 block of East Helm Street. It was found through a routine NCIC/MULES check that the driver, Jesse Brock, 20 of Columbia, didn’t have a valid operator’s license. Brock was arrested at 1049 hrs. and transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Brock was released at 1116 hrs. with a Municipal Court summons for Operating a Motorcycle Without a Valid Operator’s License.

Vehicle Crash - On May 31 at 1743 hrs., officers responded to the intersection of North Monroe and East Brooks Streets for a report of a two-vehicle crash. Gary Kitchen, 73 of Bucklin, was traveling southbound on North Monroe Street in a 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis when the Mercury was struck on the passenger side by a 1998 Dodge pickup driven by Curtis Gammill, 73 of Brookfield. Gammill stated that he was distracted by his passenger and failed to stop at the stop sign. The Mercury sustained moderate damage while the Dodge sustained minor damage. Gammill was issued Municipal Court summonses for Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign and Failure to Display a Valid City Sticker.

Warrant Arrest - On May 31 at 2135 hrs., officers arrested Matthew Groves, 45 of Brookfield, in the 200 block of Macon Street on an outstanding no-bond warrant out of Dallas County for Child Neglect. Groves also had an outstanding warrant out of Clinton County for Failure to Appear on an original charge of Unlawful Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (bond $415.45 cash-only). Groves was turned over the Linn County Sheriff’s Office for transport to the Macon County Jail.

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

06/05/2018

 

ONE PERSON INJURED IN CALLAWAY COUNTY WRECK

A one vehicle accident in Callaway sent a Holts Summit driver to the hospital. The patrol said 26 year old Kirk R. Stafford was eastbound on Route AA at County Road 4005 at 6am Monday when his vehicle went off the road, struck a tree and overturned.  Stafford received serious injuries and was transported via Staff for Life to University Hospital in Columbia.

HIGH SPEED CHASE WITH STOLEN VEHICLE LANDS SHELBINA MAN IN JAIL

KHQA TV is reporting on their website several area authorities were involved in a chase that ended in Monroe City Sunday afternoon. According to the report On Sunday afternoon, the Monroe City Police Department was contacted by Monroe County Joint Communications in regards to a vehicle pursuit with a stolen vehicle initiated by the Shelbina Police Department and the MIssouri State Highway Patrol on Highway 36 headed west towards Monroe City. Monroe City Officers responded to the area of Stoddard Street and Highway 36. The suspect vehicle entered Monroe City and headed eastbound on Stoddard Street and proceeded to flee from officers. The vehicle eventually crashed on West Border Street and the driver, Ryan William Albin, fled on foot. Albin was taken into custody following a short foot pursuit. Albin, 26 of Shelbina, was transported to the police department on a 24-hour investigative hold. After he was processed, the Shelbina Police Department took Albin into custody and transported him to the Shelby County Jail. Charges are pending prosecutor review. In the original story, Shelbina Police confirmed a stolen vehicle was recovered during a a pursuit in Monroe City, Sunday and that a subject was in custody. According to the departments Facebook page, police found numerous power tools inside the carbelieved to be stolen from the surrounding area. If someone has had a theft, you’re asked to contact the Shelbina Police Deparmtnet as the investigation is still ongoing.

PEDESTRIAN HIT AND RUN IN MOBERLY MONDAY

Moberly Police were busy investigating a a reported hit and run accident involving a pedestrian. Police say they were called to the intersection of Epperson and Lee Streets on Monday after reports of a vehicle accident involving a pedestrian and the vehicle then leaving the scene. A 17 year old from Moberly was transported to MRMC for leg injuries. Officers learned a vehicle that had left the scene of the crash hit a 17-year-old boy from Moberly. The teenage boy was taken to MRMC for leg injuries.The driver of the vehicle was identified as a 16-year-old girl from Moberly. She was found and detained for leaving the scene of an accident.

HABITAT RESTORATION PROJECT UNDERWAY AT SWAN LAKE
A major project is underway near Sumner. A  project that encompasses nearly 2000 acres at Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuse. A One Million Dollar grant from the North American Wetlands Conservation Act and 2.14 Million Dollars in matching funds from project partners is providing the necessary funding. The projects purpose is to expand the amount of wetland habitat while converting portions of the higher ground to grassland.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS ROUNDUP

06/1/18 – 06/04/18

 

THREE INJURED IN MONROE COUNTY WRECK SATURDAY

A one-vehicle wreck in Monroe County just before noon Saturday sent three people to the hospital. The patrol reports Madison S. Hadley of Monroe City was behind the wheel on Monroe County Road 595, six miles south of Monroe City at 11:55 AM when her vehicle went off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree.  The driver and a passenger, 17 year old Jarrad W. Verdeir of Palmyra both received moderate injuries and were transported to Harland Regional Hospital in Hannibal. Another passenger, Alivia D Graddy of Vandalia had minor injuries and was also transported to Hannibal Regional. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Monroe City Fire Department and Monroe County Ambulance assisted at the scene.

PALMYRA DRIVER SUSTAINED MODERATE INJURIES IN MARION COUNTY WRECK

A 21 year old Palymra man received moderate injuries and was transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital following a one vehicle accident in Marion County on Highway 168, approximately 4 miles west of Palmyra at 2:22 PM Saturday afternoon. The patrol reports a pickup operated by 21 year old Nathan M. Smith of Palmyra ran off the roadway. The driver overcorrected and the vehicle overturned and came to rest on its wheels in a field. The Palmyra Fire Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Department and Marion County EMS provided assistance.

CENTRALIA RESIDENTS INJURED IN ACCIDENT

The patrol investigated an accident early Saturday morning in Boone County on Pinnacles Road, north of the Highway 63 Crossover. 29 year old Boone L. Lee of Centralia was the driver of a sport side by side  utility vehicle when the vehicle struck a guardrail at the end of the roadway and became airborne, ejecting the driver and a passenger, identified as 31 year old Ashley M. Dodge of Centralia. Dodge had moderate injuries while Lee sustained serious injuries. Both were taken to University Hospital for treatment by Boone County Ambulance. Lee was charged with DWI – Alcohol with Physical Injury and Careless and Imprudent operation of a utility vehicle.

 

EARLY MORNING THUNDERSTORM PLAYS PART IN DEKALB COUNTY WRECK

Thunderstorms moving through the area Saturday morning downed a tree across parts of the southbound lane of US 69 in Dekalb county. The patrol crash report said 43 year old Kiristie L. Nichols was southbound on US 69 at 5:15 AM Saturday and came upon a tree that had fallen across the highway. The driver attempted unsuccessfully to avoid striking the fallen tree. She lost control and the auto went off the right side of the roadway where it struck another tree. The vehicle came to rest off the west side of the roadway on its wheels. The driver was transported to a hospital in St. Joseph for treatment of minor injuries.

 

BOONE COUNTY FISHERMAN FINDS MORE THAN FISH SATURDAY AFTERNOON

KMIZ.com reports the Missouri State Highway Patrol was called to investigate after a car was found in Perche Creek Saturday afternoon.  Firefighters with the Boone County Fire Protection District said they were originally called to the area off South Old Plank Road just before 4 p.m. after a fisherman found the car with sonar equipment.  Firefighters confirmed a car was in the water, but said they didn't know if anyone was hurt or inside the car. The Highway Patrol was called in to retrieve the car. Locals the car has been in the water for decades. Troopers confirmed the car looked old. The Highway Patrol said divers may return to the scene in a few days.

COLUMBIA MAN IN HIGHWAY 63 WRECK SUNDAY AFTERNOON

The Highway patrol said 51 year old Ronald J. Voeglie of Columbia was the driver of a southbound vehicle on US 63, just south of Dripping Springs Road that went off the roadway and struck a guardrail. The driver sustained minor injuries and was transported to Boone Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

PATROL ARREST REPORTS

A Kirksville woman was arrested by the Highway Patrol at 9:22 PM in Adair County and charged with DWI-1st offense and failure to use a turn signal. She was taken to the Adair County Jail and then released.

MARCELINE POLICE REPORT

On Friday, June 1st the Marceline Police Department issued their Police Brief on their Facebook page which covered activities for the past several days.

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

05/31/2018

 

LADDONIA MAN DIES IN RALLS COUNTY WRECK

A wreck on MO 19, 1 mile east of Perry in Ralls County has claimed the life of a Laddonia man. 59 year old Darren W. Campbell of Laddonia was killed when his northbound vehicle failed to yield and attempted to make a left hand turn onto westbound Highway 154 shortly before 4:30 Wednesday afternoon. His vehicle was struck by a southbound tractor trailer driven by 58 year old John E. Luebrecht of Mexico. Following the initial collision, the Campbell vehicle ran off the road, overturned and came to rest on its top in a ditch, partially submerged in water. The Chief Deputy with the Ralls County Sheriff’s office pronounced Campbell deceased at the scene. The other driver sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Audrain Medical Center in Mexico for treatment. The highway patrol crash team was called to aid in the investigation. In addition to the crash team, the patrol was assisted by the Ralls County Sheriffs Department, Ralls County Ambulance, Perry Fire and the Perry Police Department.

 

LAPLATA DRIVER INJURED IN CRASH

An accident on Highway 156, one mile east of Laplata around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon resulted in moderate injuries. 18 year old Hunter Graves was behind the wheel when his eastbound pickup rear ended another eastbound vehicle that had slowed because of a westbound vehicle that was in the eastbound lane. After the collision, the other driver left the scene. Graves was taken by private auto to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment. Assistance was provided at the scene by the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Laplata Police Department, Laplata Fire Department and Laplata First Responders.

 

MONROE COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Paris man was injured in a motorcycle crash around 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. The patrol said 44 year old Brian W. Chase was eastbound and failed to notice a vehicle stopping. He lost control of his motorcycle and overturned on the road resulting in moderate injuries. He was transported to the VA Hospital in Columbia for treatment. Randolph County Ambulance, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and Madison Fire Department assisted. The wreck occurred on US 24, one mile east of Holiday in Monroe County.                                   

 

ROBBERY REPORTED IN MEXICO

On Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at approximately 1:05AM, an 18 year-old man from Poplar Bluff came into the Mexico Public Safety Department.  The man had an injury to his head and reported that he had been assaulted, and money was taken from him.  The man stated he was walking from a convenience store and was in the 200 block of N Clark Street, when he was approached by several people in a truck similar to a 90s model, green Ford Ranger.  The people hit him several times and took his money before fleeing the area.  The man did not require medical attention for his injuries. Anyone with information about this or any other crime is asked to contact CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 392-TIPS or (800) 392-8477 or the Mexico Public Safety Department at (573) 473-5800 or (573) 581-2100.

 

JOINT INVESTIGATION BY MACON POLICE AND MACON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

In a news release this past Friday, the Macon Police Department and Macon County Sheriff's Office said they have been conducting a joint investigation into the recent rash of thefts from motor vehicles within the City and County.  Macon Police Department has received numerous reports of items being taken from inside unlocked vehicles recently throughout the city limits.  On 05/21/2018, the Macon Police Department applied for and executed a search warrant at a residence in the 300 block of East Union Street with the assistance of Macon County Sheriff's Deputies.  During the search warrant, officers recovered stolen property as evidence in addition to several items of drug paraphernalia being located and seized.  As a result, police made one arrest and additional arrests are pending.  One male suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Macon County Jail where he was placed on 24-hour hold pending formal charges. The Macon Chief of Police stated, "Officers believe there are more victims than those who have reported thefts and are asking for citizens who believe items were taken to please contact their local law enforcement to aid in the investigation and return of stolen property.

 

FFA OFFICER TRAINING WORKSHOPS CONDUCTED AT NCMC.

The Missouri FFA Association conducted officer training workshops on the North Central Missouri College campus in Trenton on Wednesday, May 30th.  Approximately 200 Chapter FFA officers and advisors from high schools across northwest Missouri participated in the workshops.  LEAD workshops are held at eight sites throughout Missouri with more than 1,200 chapter officers expected to participate, according to Keith Dietzschold, Missouri FFA Executive Secretary.  “The training session focuses on empowering officer teams to work together effectively.  Topics addressed including handling team conflict, team conduct standards and effective use of chapter committees.”  Past and current Missouri FFA Officers led the training sessions.  These conferences are sponsored by the Missouri FFA Leadership Fund.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

05/30/2018

Nine Traffic Fatalities, Zero Boating Fatalities, Zero Drownings Over Memorial Day Weekend
Nine people died in traffic crashes over the 2018 Memorial Day weekend. Last year, nine people were killed during the three-day weekend. During the counting period of 6 p.m., Friday, May 25, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 28, 2018, the Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated 294 traffic crashes which included 124 injuries and eight of the nine fatalities. Troopers also arrested 121 people for driving while intoxicated and made 102 drug arrests. During the 2017 Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Patrol investigated 345 traffic crashes which included 128 injuries and five of the nine fatalities. Over last year’s holiday weekend, troopers arrested 107 people for driving while intoxicated and made 125 drug arrests. There were zero boating fatalities over the 2018 Memorial Day weekend. Marine operations troopers investigated 12 boating crashes involving 10 injuries. There were no drownings during the 2018 Memorial Day holiday. Marine operations troopers arrested 16 boaters for boating while intoxicated and made 29 drug arrests. There was one boating fatality over the 2017 Memorial Day weekend. Troopers investigated 15 boating crashes involving seven injuries. Two people drowned over last year’s Memorial Day holiday. Troopers arrested 20 people for boating while intoxicated and made six drug arrests.  Of the nine traffic crash fatalities, eight were investigated by the Patrol. One person was pronounced dead due to a traffic crash on May 28, 2018. Richard Watson, 23, died when the motorcycle he was riding traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned. Watson was ejected from the motorcycle and came to rest in some trees. The crash occurred in Ray County westbound on Missouri Highway 210 after Missouri Highway EE. It is unknown what day or time the crash occurred; Watson was reported missing on May 28. Ray County Coroner Bart William pronounced Watson deceased May 28 at the scene. The Ray County Sheriff’s Department also responded to the scene. By the way, Troop F troopers participated in Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness & Reduction Effort) from Friday, May 25, 2018, through Monday, May 28, 2018, meaning every available officer was on the road enforcing traffic laws and assisting motorists. Troop F reported zero fatal traffic crashes, but investigated 33 traffic crashes that included 13 injuries. Troopers made 20 DWI arrests. Troopers assigned to Lake of the Ozarks worked extended shifts--12 hours--during the Memorial Day weekend. There were zero boating fatalities and zero drownings in Troop F.  Troopers investigated five boating crashes involving six injuries. Troopers arrested six people for boating while intoxicated.

PLEA SENTENCING CONTINUES AS FEDERAL LAWSUIT FILED ADLEDGING SEXUAL ASSAULT AT CHILLICOTHE PRISON

According to the KMIZ TV on-line story, a federal lawsuit was filed on Tuesday, claiming that an officer and a former therapist violently and repeatedly attacked their victim during their working hours at the prison. The corrections officer, Edward Bearden, is still employed. The therapist, John Dunn, is not.      According to Court records, on April 10th as part of a plea agreement, Dunn entered a guilty plea in exchange for dropping a second Felony count of Sodomy, with a recommendation by the Prosecutor of four years in the Missouri Department of Corrections with a suspended execution of sentence, with the possibility he could receive more time than recommended Dunn’s sentencing is scheduled for 9:00am June 12th at the Livingston County Courthouse with Judge Thomas Chapman officiating. The charges were initially filed on September 22, 2017. Karen Backues Keil, the victim in the lawsuit, was incarcerated from 2011 until 2017 for stealing and forgery. She was released on Feb. 1, 2017. While imprisoned, beginning in 2012, Bearden allegedly started sexually attacking her. Keil told Dunn of the abuse, who then allegedly started sexually assaulted her as well. 

MEXICO ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED

On Saturday, May 26, 2018 at approximately 2:25AM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 600 block of Wade Street in reference to a robbery.  Responding officers spoke with a 55 year-old man from Indiana who was in town for the holiday weekend.  The victim reported being at a local bar, buying drinks for many of the bar patrons, when a man he did not know approached him and asked if he wanted to go to a private party when the bar closed.  The victim went with the man to the 600 block of Wade Street where the man punched the victim and took some money and personal effects.  Investigation identified the suspect as Teron A. Belcher, age 36 of Mexico.  On Saturday, May 26, 2018 at approximately 10:31PM, Belcher was arrested without incident.  He was processed at MPSD and later taken to the Audrain County Jail to post bond for Robbery 2nd Degree. The victim did seek medical attention for injuries sustained during the incident. 

CHILD SAFETY EVENT SCHEDULED IN MACON

Missouri Highway Patrol Troop B will be participating in a child safety seat inspection at Macon-Atlanta Bank, 1513 North Missouri Street, Macon, Missouri. Macon-Atlanta Bank is hosting the event as part of their 125 Days of Caring.  The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday June 6th. Child passenger safety technicians from Troop B and the Macon County Health Department will inspect child car seats for proper installation.  The technicians will also instruct caregivers on how to properly install a seat, verify the seat is appropriate for the child’s age and size, and answer any questions the caregiver may have.  Appointments are not necessary, but they are encouraged.  Each seat inspection could take up to one hour.  To make an appointment, contact Sergeant Eric Brown at 660-385-2132.




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05/26/18-05/29/18

 

PIKE COUNTY METHAMPHETAMINE DEATH INVESTIGATION

The Pike County Sheriff’s Department is reporting on their Facebook page that on Sunday, May 27th, their department responded to Pike County Hospital in Bowling Green, MO after a patient had died. The victim and a second person drove themselves to the hospital after taking methamphetamine, believing they may have over dosed. The second person was treated and released. Shortly after arriving James P Gregory, age 37, passed away. His symptoms prior to passing are consistent with strychnine poisoning. An autopsy is being performed to confirm cause of death. The Sheriff’s Office said strychnine is a main ingredient in rat poison. Folks selling illegal drugs will sometimes add other substances such as fentanyl or strychnine to change the high. Due to the amount of forensics involved with this type of case it will be a lengthy investigation. Pike County investigators have experience with these types of cases.On April 11th, 2018 a Pike County Sheriff’s Deputy testified in front of the Federal Grand Jury for Eastern Missouri, which indicted James M VonVain Jr. age 46, for intentionally distributing heroin to Del Shane McLaughlin, the use of such heroin caused the death of McLaughlin. All persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. More information will be released as it becomes available.

 

BUSY WEEKEND FOR PATROL AT PRIVATE LAKE

Lake Thunderhead, 3 miles north of Unionville was the location for a couple of water related accidents. The patrol said a resident of Iowa sustained moderate injuries Sunday night in a jet ski accident. 23 year old Haley Irwin of Des Moines, a passenger was ejected during a sharp turn. She was flown by Air-Evac to Mercy Medical Center in Des Monies. The operator, 25 year old Justine B. Irwan of Perry, Iowa was not injured. That accident happened at 9.20 P.M. Sunday night. On Friday night, May 25th at 8:05 PM, at Lake Thunderhead, a Centerville, Iowa resident received serious injuries and was flown by Air Evac to University Hospital in Columbia. 21 year old Mark A. Dollins was ejected from the boat he was a passenger in and then was struck by the vessel. The boats operater 48 year old Kimberly E. Knight said Dollins was ejected when the boat hit a wake from another vessel. She was not injuried. The Putnam County Sheriffs Office assisted.

 

MILAN DRIVER INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE MISHAP

The Patrol investigated a motorcycle accident in Sullivan County on Highway 5, south Of Milan at Infirmary Drive B around 6:14 PM Monday night. 22 yer old Dalton L. Sizemore lost control of his motorcycle and it overturned and slid off the right side of the highway. Sizemore was transported by Sullivan County Ambulance to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan for treatment. The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.

 

BRUNSWICK DRIVER HURT IN SUNDAY MORNING WRECK

A one vehicle wreck in Chariton County at 12:30 AM Sunday sent a Brunswick woman to the hospital. 47 year old Jennifer A. Ess was westbound on US 24, 5 miles west of Keytesville when her vehicle went off the north side of the roadway striking a field entrance. The vehicle became airborne and landed in a field. The accident report said the driver was transported to Moberly Regional Medical Center with moderate injuries. An arrest report said Ess was released from University Hospital in Columbia and is now facing several charges including two felony possession charges involving controlled substances, one of which was Ocycodone. She was also charged with driving while under the influence of drugs, driving while suspended and careless and imprudent driving.

 

PEDESTRAIN STRUCK BY CAR IN RALLS COUNTY

The patrol investigated an incident in Ralls County, at 3:35 PM Saturday at Landing Lane 4 miles south of Monroe City. The report said 26 year old Derek W. Lewis of Hannibal was turning into a parking space and struck 64 year old Denise Carpenter of Harvey, IL. Carpenter was transported by Monroe County Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The patrol received assistance from the Ralls County Sheriffs Department and the Monroe City Fire Department and Ambulance.

 

MEXICO WOMAN SUSTAINS MINOR INJURIES-REFUSED TREATMENT

The patrol investigated a one vehicle accident in Audrain County Sunday night. The report said 60 year old Diane F. Maxwell was vehicle the wheel at 7:35 PM on Audrain County Road 945, north of Audrain Road 920 when her vehicle traveled off the right side of the road striking 3 tree stumps and a utility trailer. The driver refused treatment of minor injuries.

 

LOUISIANA BRIDGE OVER MISSISSIPPI CLOSING FOR INSPECTION

KTVO.com is reporting that Motorists needing to cross the Mississippi River at Louisiana, Missouri, will need to consider alternative routes during some days next month. The Champ Clark Bridge at Louisiana will be closed for annual bridge inspections from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays from June 11 through June 22. The dates could change if weather interferes with the inspections. Work is underway on a new bridge to replace the narrow Champ Clark Bridge that carries U.S. 54 traffic over the river. The new bridge is due to open in the fall of 2019.

 

MAY 26TH BROOKFIELD POLICE BRIEFING

The Brookfield Police Department has been busy according to the Brookfield Briefing issued Saturday, May 26th on their Facebook page.




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05/25/2018

 

CHILLICOTHE DRUG RELATED ARRESTS

This past Tuesday at 9:30 pm, Chillicothe Police were attempting to locate a wanted individual in the 100 block Herriford Street. Upon Officers making contact with the occupants of the home they were alerted to evidence of drug use. Officers secured the residence and at the request of the homeowner, a Livingston County search warrant was applied for and granted. At approximately 2330 hours, Officers of the Police Department, and Deputies of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department including K9 Zaki executed that search warrant on the home. The search warrant yielded in the seizure of numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia, a substantial amount of methamphetamine, multiple firearms, and an abundance of ammunition. As a result, Officers arrested 29 year old Phillip D. Earley for two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and one count of possession of a controlled substance, 23 year old Shannon M. Hamilton for one count of possession of a controlled substance, and 26 year old Dalton G. Case for one count of possession of a controlled substance, and one count of unlawful use of a weapon while in possession of a controlled substance. The three individuals have been charged in Livingston County with Earley having a $25,000.00 cash only bond, Case having a $15,000 cash only bond, and Hamilton having a $5,000.00 cash only bond.  Early the next morning officers responded to the 1000 block of Elm Street in reference to drug activity.  After further investigation they arrested 38 year old Shay Mace and 36 year old Matthew Lee for drug possession and use as well.  Both were late charged in the Livingston County Courts. Officers of the Police Department were extremely busy the night of May 22 and morning of May 23 and at one point w had 6 people in custody at the police department.

WATCH OUT FOR SUMMER WORK ZONES – NO WORK PLANNED OVER MEMORIA L DAY WEEKEND

MoDOT will suspend work zone operations during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Most routine work zones will stop at noon Friday, May 25 and will resume at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 29. While most work zones will not be active over the Memorial Day weekend, it may be necessary for some lane closures to remain in place.In an effort to keep motorists informed, MoDOT has developed a list of significant work zones across the state. Many of the work zones may cause congestion and traffic delays especially during the peak travel times of daily rush hours and weekends including Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Distracted driving and following too closely are two of the main causes of work zone crashes. Drivers are reminded to plan ahead, pay attention to warning signs, wear seat belts, put their phone down, obey the speed limit and don't drink and drive. Over the 2017 Memorial Day holiday weekend, nine people died and 496 were injured in 1,122 traffic crashes. Information on all MoDOT work zones statewide is available on the department's Traveler Information Map located at www.modot.org.

US SENATOR CALLING FOR FEDERAL INVESTIGATION OF PUTNAM COUNTY HOSPITAL  Senator Claire McCaskill has called for a federal investigation of questionable billing practices at PUTNAM COUNTY HOSPITAL COMES UNDER SCRUTENEY Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville.

McCaskill wrote a letter requesting the Inspector General at the Department of Health and Human Services examine billing that occurred when management company Hospital Partners used the hospital as a pass-through for millions of claims for out-of-state laboratory services.A news release from McCaskill’s office reports Putnam County Memorial Hospital entered into a contract with Hospital Partners in 2016. The hospital has seen a large jump in questionable revenues from laboratory services for individuals who are not actually hospital patients as well as 33 out-of-state phlebotomists added to its payroll, insurance companies refusing to pay hospital claims for fear they are fraudulent, and potential violations of the federal anti-kickback statute. Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway says she appreciates McCaskill bringing Congressional scrutiny to the national problem the audit uncovered last Summer. Galloway notes it has become clear that the billing schemes extend beyond Putnam County Memorial Hospital and impact health care costs for everyone. Galloway adds that she will get to the bottom of the matter to protect Missouri taxpayers, and her office will work with McCaskill and others in federal government to aid their investigation.




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05/24/2018

SERIOUS INJURIES FOR KIRKSVILE MAN IN CAR/MOTORCYCLE COLLISION

A Kirksville man was flown to University Hospital in Columbia by Air-Evac after his eastbound motorcycle was struck by a westbound car shortly before 7 o’clock Wednesday night. The highway patrol said 22 year old Drew R. King was about 6 miles north of Brashear on MO Highway 11 when 22 year old Emily A. Schleffinger of Crystal Lake, IL crossed the center of the roadway and collided with the motorcycle. King had serious injuries. His motorcycle was totaled and the Schleffinger auto sustained moderate damage.  The patrol was assisted at the scene by the Adair County Sheriff’s Department, the Adair County Ambulance and Adair County First Responders.

WRECK AT UNCONTROLED HURDLAND INTERSECTION RESULTS IN MODERATE INJURIES

A Hurdland man received moderate injuries in a two vehicle collision at Second Street and Knox Street in Hurdland at 3:20 Wednesday afternoon. The patrol said 50 year old Michael D. Dennis was transported by Knox County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment. His vehicle and another auto driven by 44 year old Paul R. Hatfield of Kirksville collided at the uncontrolled intersection. The Knox County Sheriff’s office, Knox County Ambulance and Hurdland Fire Department assisted at the scene. Both vehicles had extensive damage.

MOTORCYCLE AND DEER COLLIDE EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING

A motorcyclist received moderate injuries when his motorcycle collided with a deer in the roadway on Route C, 1 mile east of Route B in Scotland County at 5:10 am Wednesday. The patrol report said 35 year old Robert A. Tinkle of Memphis had moderate injuries and was transported by Scotland County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Hospital in Kirksville. –The motorcycle struck a deer in the roadway, traveled of the right side of the road and struck an embankment, ejecting the driver. The Scotland County sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.

HANNIBAL MAN ARRESTED SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT THURSDAY

The highway patrol arrested an 18 year old Hannibal man shortly after midnight Thursday morning.  According to the report Jeshua D. Noel was wanted on a Shelby County bondable warrant for violation of an order of protection. Noel was transported to the Marion County Jail.

VEHICLES STOLEN AND VANDALIZED IN KIRKSVILE

KTVO.com is reporting a Kirksville business owner is wanting answers, and arrests made, after two vehicles were vandalized Wednesday night. An employee says a Jeep and a pickup at Harrelson’s Radiator and Auto repair on Franklin Street were stolen, brought back after three hours, and then had the windows damaged. They are customer’s vehicles. The employee told KTVO the vehicles were stolen around 1 a.m. Wednesday, and then returned by 3:30 a.m. The incident was captured on surveillance cameras. The suspects are being searched for. If you have information or tips, call the Kirksville Police Department.




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05/23/2018

 

BOIL ADVISORY

Some customers of Macon County Public Water Supply District 1 are under boil water advisory.  The area affected by the advisory is west of highway 63 from the south edge of Cairo City Limits to the north edge of the Moberly City Limits and includes the Sugar Creek Lake area.  The advisory was issued shortly before noon Tuesday.

 

PATROL MAKES DRUG RELATED ARRESTS

A Moberly man is behind bars after he was arrested by a State Trooper at 2:21 Tuesday afternoon. The Highway patrol said 26 year old Gregory A. Tolson of Moberly is now facing new charges for felony possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia – prior offense. Tolson was also wanted on a probation and parole warrant for violating terms of his parole. He was held without bond at the Randolph County Jail in Huntsville. The patrol also made a drug related arrest in Sullivan County during the noon hour Tuesday. The arrest report said 23 year old Jacob D. Hullinger of Harris, MO was on a 24 hour hold at the Sullivan County Jail in Milan as he now faces 6 additional charges which include felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana as a prior drug offense, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia – prior drug offense, failure to display valid plates, no insurance and no seat belt.

 

MODERATE INJURIES FOR TRENTON MAN IN HARRISON COUNTY ACCIDENT

A two vehicle collision in the southbound lanes of I-35 approximately 3 miles north of Eaglesville at 5:50 p.m. Monday resulted in moderate injuries. The patrol said 77 year old Philip L. Helton of Trenton was southbound which his auto was struck from behind by a southbound tractor trailer driven by 73 year old Charles R. Dinsmore of Chillicothe. Both vehicles came to a controlled stop in the west shoulder. Helton was transported to a Bethany hospital for treatment.

 

BOONE COUNTY WRECK RESULTS IN MINOR INJURIES

The intersection of US 63 and Mount Pleasant Road in Boone County was the scene of a collision at 7:25 Tuesday morning. The patrol said 52 year old Edwin W. Honse of Hartsburg was stopped at the intersection when an other vehicle operated by 19 year old Dustin J Hengel of Independence, MO attempted to make a right turn and struck the Honse car which was still parked at the intersection. Honse was transported to a Columbia hospital by private auto for treatment of minor injuries.

 

FIRE SHUTS DOWN EASTBOUND I-70 IN SALINE COUNTY

A tractor-trailer fire was responsible for the total shutdown of both eastbound lanes of traffic on I-70 at the 80 mile marker in Saline County during the early afternoon Tuesday. .The travel advisory issued at 1;37 pm from the Missouri Department of Transportation was that both lanes of eastbound I70 were closed until crews could clear the scene. In addition, westbound traffic was slowed as well. By 2:26 pm, social media posts from MoDot indicated one eastbound lane had been reopened.


PLANE CRASH IN POLK COUNTY

At approximately 9:18 a.m. Tuesday morning, Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop D Headquarters received a report of a small aircraft that had crashed approximately three-quarters of a mile south of the Bolivar Municipal Airport, in Polk County. Members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, and surrounding emergency rescue personnel responded to the area and located a 2007 Zenith 601 single-engine airplane crashed in a wooded area on the Silo Ridge Golf Course. The pilot of the aircraft, 87 year old James Donald Baker of Bolivar was transported by ambulance to Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 10:38 a.m. It is unknown at this time what led to the crash. Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration arrived later in the day to conduct a complete investigation. Bolivar is located between Sedalia and Springfield.




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05/22/2018

AMEREN MISOURI TO BUILD  400-MEGAWAT WIND FARM-LARGEST IN MISOURI!

Ameren Missouri has announced plans to build a 400 megawatt wind facility at its High Prairie Wind Farm near Kirksville. And, they also say it will be the largest in Missouri and supply enough power to serve 120,00 homes within a 2 year time frame. .

Ameren Missouri Officials call it a significant step toward the company’s goal of reducing carbon emissions 8- percent by 2050.

Plans call for 175 450-foot-tall wind turbines on land in Adair and Schuyler counties. The Ameren wind farm isn't actually a stand-alone farm. The company leases land from farmers. The project is spread out over about 70,000 acres.

The wind farm is expected to create hundreds of construction jobs and fewer than 100 permanent jobs.s

 

DRUG CHARGES FOR MERCER MAN

A Mercer, MO resident now faces four drug related charges in Randolph County. A Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper arrested 28 year old Ryan B. Stark shortly after 6 o’clock Monday morning. According to the arrest report Stark was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, felony possession of the opioid fentanyl, possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Stark was taken to the Randolph County Jail in Huntsville with a bond of $250,000.00

 

NUMEROUS MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCES PLANED

Most of our area communities will be celebrating Memorial Day with special observances of some type calling attention to ultimate sacrifices made for all of us. Check out Events Calendar pages for events that will be taking place in your area this holiday weekend.




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05/21/2018

 

 

SCOTLAND COUNTY COLLISION LEAVES MEMPHIS MAN DEAD

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said a Memphis man died as a result of an accident in Scotland County on County Road 456, one mile west of Arbela at 4:00 Sunday morning. According to the report, 24 year old Harley D. Stone of Memphis was eastbound on a can-am and crested a hill and was met at the center by a westbound pickup driven by 28 year old Christopher M. Chabert of Memphis. Stone and a passenger, 21 year old Jacob A. Blessing of Memphis were both ejected. Stone was pronounced dead at the scene while Blessing was transported by Scotland County EMS to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of serious injuries. Scotland County Fire and Rescue provided assistance at the scene.

 

POLICE STANDOFF ENDS – MARSHALL MAN IN CUSTODY

A Marshall Man was taken into custody Sunday night after barricading himself in a home. The Marshall Police Department converged on a residence on Kay Street in Marshall around 5pm Sunday.  Authorities say the 58 year old man waived a firearm and then barricaded himself. A SWAT Team from the Missouri State Highway Patrol also responded and talked to the man over a period of time. Finally, the man walked out of the house and was taken into custody without incident. As of our last report the mans name had not been released.

 

MACON COUNTY ACCIDENT RESULTS IN INJURIES FOR BEVIER DRIVER

A Macon woman sustained moderate injuries in a one vehicle crash early Saturday morning. The patrol report said 28 year old Carisa L Harper of Bevier was eastbound on Route BB, 3 miles southeast of Macon and failed to negotiate a turn. Her vehicle went off the roadway and struck a tree. Harper was taken by private auto to Samaritan Hospital in Macon for treatment.

 

DEADLY BOAT CRASH AT LAKE OF THE OZARKS SATURDAY

3 Kansas residents are dead and two others injured after the boat they were in collided with a rock bluff as they were heading upstream in the main channel of the Lake of the Ozarks at the 47 and a half mile marker in Camden County at Midnight Saturday. The patrol said the operator of the boat, 22 year old Hayden M. Frazier of Overland Park, Kansas was ejected into the water along with two other occupants. The driver of the boat was able to re-enter the vessel and paddled to a dock across the channel. Three occupants of the boat were pronounced dead at the scene. 24 year old Daniel R. Lewis of Overland Park, Kansas was pronounced dead within the boat. 23 year old Joseph J. Lemark of Overland Park, Kansas was pronounced dead at the scene after dragging operations recovered his body and 21 year old Hailey M. Hdchanadel of Olatha, Kansas was pronounced dead after divers recovered her body. Fraizer had moderate injuries and was transported to Lake Regional Hospital for treatment. The other occupant 21 year old Ashley K Lamb of Olathe, KS received serous injuries and was transported to a Springfield hospital by Staff for Life. Fraizer, the driver of the boat was later charged with 3 counts of boating while intoxicated (BTI) resulting in the death of another. He was also charged with boating while Intoxicated (BTI) resulting in serious physical injury, as well as negligent operation of a vessel first offense. Following treatment of his injuries he was held at the Camden County Jail on a 24 hour hold.




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05/18/2018

SALISBURY WOMAN DEAD FOLOWING CRASH IN CHARTION COUNTY

A Salisbury woman died as a result of injuries from a crash on Highway 129, 4 miles south of Salisbury at 9:35 AM Thursday. The patrol said 73 year old Patracia E. Whitley was attempting to make a left hand turn  when her vehicle was struck by another southbound vehicle driven by 21 year old Abudu Kagina of Columbia who was attempting to pass several vehicles.  A passenger in the Whitley vehicle Estela Lewis of Glasgow ha serious injuries as did another passenger, 20 year old Brandon L. Huff of Salisbury.  Whitley and Huff were flown from the scene to a Columbia hospital while Lewis was transported by Chariton County Ambulance. The driver was later pronounced dead and next of kin notified.

SEVERAL TRAFFIC CRASHES THURSDAY  

In addition to the Chariton County wreck that resulted in a fatality, a number of other traffic wrecks occurred in the Troop B area Thursday. The first was reported in Monroe County on US 24, 4 miles west of Madison at 1:09 pm. A vehicle driven by 18 year old Shalia O. Kenison of Paris went off the roadway and struck the ground. The patrol was assisted by the Madison Fire Department and Monroe County Sheriff’s Department. Kenison had minor injuries and was transported by Monroe County Ambulance to a Moberly hospital.  A Knox Count7y wreck resulted in both drivers going to the hospital for moderate injuries. 45 year old Kimberly L. Miler of Knox City was attempting to make a left hand turn when her vehicle was struck by another auto driven by 32 year old Sarah. D. Benedict of Knox City.  Another accident occurred in Chariton County Thursday at US 24 and North Butler Street in Brunswick. 23 year old Joy J. Gun of Marceline was eastbound just before 6 o’clock  and when her vehicle struck a pedestrian attempting to cross us 24l. The pedestrian was identified as 13 year old Jonathan Dorsey of Brunswick. He had serious injuries and was transported to a Columbia hospital. And finally, at 6 pm or so Thursday, 17 year old Alysia J. Jackson of Queen City was southbound on Ranch Road, 5 miles west of Greentop when she lost control on the gravel roadway. Her vehicle then collided with a bridge rail and went off the other side of the roadway, collided with a bridge support and overturned.  A passenger, 18 year old Cobe J. Coop  of Memphis had minor injuries. The driver and another passenger,  15 year old Paige A. Humphrey of Queen City received moderate injuries. Al three were taken to area hospitals for treatment.

MACON COUJNTY CORNOER FACING CHARGES

Macon County Coroner Brian Hayes, 45, of Macon, was arrested Monday by a state trooper after he was involved in a minor crash in Downtown Macon. Hayes was taken into custody on suspicion of DWI-Drugs, a misdemeanor. Sgt. Eric Brown told KTVO the Macon Police Department called the Missouri State Highway Patrol just after 12:30 p.m. Monday for help with a crash investigation. Brown said Hayes sideswiped a parked car on North Rollins Street in Macon. After field sobriety tests, Hayes was arrested and taken in for processing. He was then issued a citation and released pending a future court appearance.

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TWO GUNSHOT WOUNDS TO CHEST-OFICIAL CAUSE OF DEATH

Investigators are releasing new information about Wednesday's fatal shooting at a home on Rye Creek Road northwest of Kirksville. Adair County Coroner Brian Noe told KTVO that Thursday's autopsy revealed Mary Louise Rogers, 60, of Kirksville, died of two small-caliber gunshot wounds to the chest. The manner of death remains under investigation. The Adair County Sheriff's Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol are still trying to figure out if the death was a homicide or suicide. Sheriff Robert Hardwick told KTVO Thursday afternoon that they are conducting more interviews as part of the investigation. Noe said authorities believe the shooting happened sometime Wednesday morning, but the autopsy was unable to confirm that. Law enforcement was notified about the death around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday after a family member found Rogers' body down a path near a pond not far from her house.

 




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05/17/18


MODERATE INJURIES FOR EDINA DRIVER IN KNOX COUNTY WRECK

A driver from Edina was injured in an accident that occurred on Wednesday at 11:40am on MO-15 about 2 miles North of Edina. According to the highway patrol the accident occurred when a Westbound vehicle driven by 85 year old Joann Swanson of Edina failed to yield to a Northbound Freightliner driven by 47 year old John Campbell of Moberly. Swanson was taken by Air Evac to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries. The other driver was not injured. The Highway patrol was assisted by Knox County Sheriff's dept, Knox county first responders, and Knox County Ambulance.

 

KIRKSVILLE WOMAN FOUND DEAD

According to KTVO.com authorities are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Wednesday on Rye Creek Road located Northwest of Kirksville. Adair County Coroner Brian Noe identified the woman who was fatally shot as Mary Louise Rogers, 60, of Kirksville. Noe told KTVO her death remains under investigation. He said an autopsy is scheduled to take place this morning at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Columbia. Adair County Sheriff Robert Hardwick said it appears Rogers had been shot twice. Authorities said another woman found Roger's body down a path near a pond on the property after she couldn't be located inside the home. Adair County Coroner Brian Noe said law enforcement officers recovered a small caliber handgun that was near the body. Investigators are still trying to figure out if she shot herself or if someone else pulled the trigger. At this time, no one is in custody in connection with Rogers' death. Adair County Sheriff Robert Hardwick said the time of death is unknown. He is hoping the autopsy will help answer that question.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

05/16/2018

 

HIGBEE MAN FACES SEVERAL CHARGES FOLLOWING WRECK

A Higbee man received serious injuries in a one vehicle wreck just before 11 o’clock Monday night. The highway patrol said 63 year old Thomas J. Kelly lost control of his vehicle and the pickup went off county road 2570, 3 miles southeast of Higbee. The auto ended up striking several trees and a fence. Kelly had serious injuries and was transported to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment. The patrol was assisted by the Randolph County Sheriffs Department, the Moberly Police Department, Higbee Fire and Randolph County Ambulance personnel. Kelly was later charged with DWI-1st Offense, Driving while Revoked, Failure to Drive on Right Half of the Roadway and no seat belt.

QUEEN CITY MAN ARRESTED ON CHILD MOLESTATION CHARGES

Your Source, KTVO is reported that a Queen City man is behind bars after being accused of fondling a 13-year-old girl’s breasts. 56 year old Stephen R. Starbuck has been charged with Third-Degree Child Molestation. According to court documents, the 13-year-old told investigators that she woke up to Starbuck touching her breasts over her clothes. She said she was afraid, and pretended to still be asleep when Starbuck tried to place his hand under her clothes. She said she tried to stop him, and feigned waking up, leaving the room. In an interview with a Schuyler County deputy, Starbuck admitted he may have touched the girl’s breasts, but if he had, then it was accidental. The 13-year-old told authorities that the fondling was in no way accidental or inadvertent. Starbuck’s bond was set at $20,000. The State Technical Assistance Team for the state of Missouri assisted the Schuyler County Sheriff's Office with the investigation.

 

MORE THAN A DOZEN CHARGES FOR WOMAN IN STRING OF BURGLARIES

A woman is facing more than a dozen charges after authorities say she admitted to a string of burglaries at an iconic local diner. Stefanie M. Novinger, 41, of Baring, Mo., was charged earlier this month with multiple counts of burglary and theft in connection with a raft of burglaries at the IDK Cafe in Baring over a period of more than a month. She also faces drug charges after a search of her home. Novinger is charged with:

 

  • Burglary - 2nd Degree, nine counts (Felony)
  • Stealing - $750 or more, one count (Felony)
  • Stealing - $150 or less, eight counts (Misdemeanor)
  • Possession of Controlled Substance, one count (Felony)
  • Possession of Marijuana/Synthetic Cannabinoid, one count (Misdemeanor)
  • Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Prior Drug Offense, one count (Misdemeanor)

According to the probable cause statement, an investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol found that Novinger broke into the cafe on nine separate occasions beginning on March 7, with the last one occurring on April 17. Novinger had apparently been using a stolen key to the building to enter the cafe between midnight and 6 a.m., and left with cash, items and a locked safe. On one occasion, Novinger reportedly took more than $750 in cash from the restaurant. To avoid detection, Novinger, who said she used to work at the cafe, told law enforcement that she disconnected a surveillance camera inside the restaurant and threw it out her car window along Missouri Highway 15. However, another camera showed her leaving with the other device, and enough of her face for investigators to identify her. During a search of her home, authorities found a key to IDK Cafe that the owner said had been stolen from her purse in December, along with a copy of the same key. They also found the stolen safe and its key. The search led to drug charges, as well. Authorities say they found glass pipes used to smoke methamphetamine and residue of methamphetamine in the home.

Novinger’s bond was set at $10,000.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

05/15/2018

FIREFIGHTERS QUICKLY EXTINGUISH FIRE AT MILAN BUSINESS

One of Milan, Missouri’s oldest business buildings caught fire Monday morning. Fire crews were called to Joy's Furniture and Medical Supply Store around 8:30 a.m. Crews from both Milan city and rural and Green City fire departments were able to contain the small blaze to the front of the building. It was extinguished within 15 minutes. According to the report, the building suffered smoke and heat damage, with temperatures reaching up to 600 degrees inside. Milan's Assistant Fire Chief Bob Wyant tells KTVO there are concerns as to whether or not this fire is connected to another one late Sunday night. That fire occurred just a few blocks away around midnight. Wyant said the Sunday night fire was intentionally set. No was injured in Monday's fire. The blaze is currently under investigation by the Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office.

 

PUBLIC  MEETING SCHEDULED REGARDING OPERATIONS AT FINGER LAKES STATE PARK

Finger Lakes State Park invites the public to an informational meeting 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 19 at the park’s beach parking lot. The public is invited to share comments about the park and its operations. Park staff will be on hand to provide information and to answer questions. These informational meetings, which are being held in all state parks and historic sites, give staff the opportunity to let people know the status and future plans for the park or historic site, and they offer visitors the opportunity to comment on the facilities. Finger Lakes State Park is located at 1505 E. Peabody Road, Columbia. For more information about the open house or about other events at the park, call 573-443-5315

 

HARRISION COUNTY OVERPASS TO CLOSE FOR DECK REPLACEMENT

The bridge on Route AA/H over Interstate 35 in Harrison County is scheduled to close Monday, May 21st. Contractors from Chester Bross Construction Company of Palmyra, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, will close the overpass for approximately two months for a bridge deck replacement project. The removal of the old bridge deck will begin Tuesday, May 29. For safety reasons, no traffic will be permitted under the bridge during the deck removal. Interstate traffic will be narrowed to one lane in each direction, and all traffic will be routed up and over the on and off ramps at the exit and around the work. During removal only through interstate traffic will be allowed on the ramps. To ensure that interstate traffic flows as smoothly as possible no access to or from Route AA and Route H will be permitted during this portion of the project. This traffic pattern could remain in place for up to 5 days. Motorists will experience delays and may want to consider using an alternate route. All work is weather permitting and schedules are subject to change. MoDOT encourages all motorists to slow down, buckle up, eliminate distractions and drive safely to ensure everyone is able to Arrive Alive. For more information about this and other MoDOT projects, call 1-888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) or visit http://www.modot.org/northwest and view the online Traveler Information Map.

 

WOODLAND MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP SCHEDULED FOR MAY 30TH

MU Extension and the Missouri Department of Conservation will be helping landowners learn how to improve the quality of their woodland and how to market it. The workshop will be from 6:30 to 9 pm May 30th at the MU forage Systems Research Center located east of Linneus at 21262 Genoa Road. Hank Stelzer, a University of Missouri Extension forestry specialists says you need to study and know your market before you sell trees. Stelzer will give eight steps for getting the highest price for timber, what basic elements to include in a timber sale contract and more.  “Many woodland owners see harvesting trees as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Stelzer says. Too often, landowners sell trees for less than fair-market value, and oftentimes the wrong trees are harvested leaving the residual forest a wasteland. “I often ask farmers and livestock producers if they ever sell their crops or take their livestock to market without knowing something about what they are selling,” he says. “‘Of course not!’ is the reply. Then why did you take that first offer the logger gave you? Working with a professional forester ensures the right trees are harvested, leaving you with a healthier, more productive forest capable of generating future income.” “Knowledge is power,” Stelzer says. “With that knowledge, you can rest easier knowing you did the best for yourself and your land.” For more information, email Valerie Tate at tatev@missouri.edu  or call the MU Extension office in Linn County at 660-895-5123 by May 25 to register. Registration fee of $25 per person or $30 per couple is payable at the door.

 

MAY IS MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS MONTH

Annually, May is designated Motorcycle Awareness Month and the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists and motorcyclists alike to “Watch for Motorcycles” in order to help prevent motorcycle crashes, deaths and injuries on Missouri roadways.

 

Warmer temperatures and below average precipitation for the week allowed planting to progress quickly. Temperatures last week averaged 72.2 degrees, 9.5 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.19 inches statewide, 0.85 inches below normal. There were 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending May 13, 2018. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 12 percent very short, 34 percent short, 51 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 8 percent very short, 32 percent short, 56 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus. Corn planting progressed 13 percentage points to 91 percent complete, which is 15 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average. Corn emerged progressed to 64 percent, 30 percentage points ahead of the previous week. Corn condition was rated at 2 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 58 percent good, and 3 percent excellent. Soybean planting was 42 percent complete with 12 percent emerged. Cotton planting progressed to 73 percent, 19 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average. Rice planting progressed to 76 percent this week. Rice emerged progressed to 48 percent, 22 percentage points ahead of the previous week, but still behind the 5-year average. Sorghum planted is at 33 percent, 9 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Winter wheat headed is at 61 percent, 32 percentage points behind last year and 4 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Winter wheat condition was rated 3 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 42 percent fair, 42 percent good, and 5 percent excellent. Alfalfa first cutting progressed to 9 percent, 5 percentage points behind the previous year and 1 percentage point behind the 5-year average. Other hay first cutting progressed to 6 percent, 2 percentage point.

 

Days Suitable for Fieldwork and Soil Moisture Supply: Week Ending May 13, 2018

State

Days Suitable for Fieldwork

Topsoil Moisture Supply Subsoil Moisture Supply

Very Short

Short Adequate Surplus

Very Short

Short Adequate Surplus   (percent) (percent) (percent) (percent) (percent) (percent) (percent) (percent) Missouri  .....................................  6.3 12 34 51 3 8 32 56 4

 

 

Crop Progress – Missouri

Item

Week ending

2013-2017 Average May 13, 2018 May 6, 2018 May 13, 2017  (percent) (percent) (percent) (percent) Corn planted  ..............................

 Corn emerged ............................

 Soybeans planted  ......................

 Soybeans emerged ....................

 Cotton planted  ...........................

 Rice planted  ..............................

 Rice emerged  ............................

 Sorghum planted  .......................

 Winter wheat headed  .................

 Alfalfa hay 1st cutting  .................

 Other hay cut  .............................

 91 64 42 12 73 76 48 33 61 9 6 78 34 19 1 37 65 26 6 24 2 1 86 58 22 3 43 83 69 20 93 14 8

76 54 18 4 54 82 60 24 65 10 5




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

05/14.2018

 

RIOT REPORTED AT CAMERON PRISON SATURDAY NIGHT

Several police agencies were called to Cameron, Missouri to assist in responding to a riot at a prison Saturday night.  Authorities said around 8 p.m. Saturday, inmates refused to leave the dining hall at Crossroads Correctional Center. Officers were able to regain control after several hours. The deputy warden said at no time was there any threat of escape from the facility. No officers were hurt and crews have been working to assess damages at the facility.

 

MACON COUNTY WRECK RESULTS IN MODERATE INJURIES

Two Callao residents received moderate injuries in a collision at Emerald and Dolphin Street, 2 miles east of Ethel at 10:40 Saturday morning.  The patrol said 17 year old Kimberly A. Gaul of New Cambia was northbound on Dalphin and failed to yield to a westbound auto driven by 21 year old Brody L. Preston of Callao and the two vehicles collided at the intersection. Neither driver was injured; however, two passengers in the Preston vehicle, Darin L. Baumgartner and 23 year old Michelle L. Delmarter of Callao received moderate injuries and were transported by Macon County Ambulance to Samaritan Hospital in Macon for treatment. The Macon County Sheriffs Department, Air Evac and the Ethel First Responders assisted at the scene.

 

RALLS COUNTY COLLISION SUNDAY AFTERNOON

A vehicle driven by 70 year old Ronald E. Jones of Dardenne Prarie, MO reportedly turned into the path of another vehicle driven by 18 year old Vernace W. Charlton of Benton City, MO on Missouri 19,  8 miles north of Laddonia shortly after 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Charlton sustained minor injuries bur refused treatment.

 

ONE CAR SALINE COUNTY CRASH SATURDAY NIGHT

The highway patrol said Alchol was a contributing factor to a wreck shortly before 11 o’clock Saturday night in Saline Conty. According to the report the wreck was on Highway 65, just south of Interstate 70. 48 year old Jose Salmeron of Marshall was  behind the wheel of a vehicle that went off the highway and struck an embankment. The auto then came back onto the roadway, overturned and rolled into a ditch. The driver was transported to a Columbia hospital for treatment and is facing both DWI and C&I charges.

 




05/08/2018

KIRKSVILLE DRIVER INVOLVED IN PUTNAM COUNTY CRASH

A Kirksville driver sustained minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital following an accident on MO 149, 3 miles north of Glendale Monday afternoon. The patrol said Mackenzie A. Schramm was southbound when the vehicle went off the right side of the roadway. The driver overcorrected and the auto went on and off the roadway several times and eventually overturned severa times. Schramm was transported by Putnam County Ambulance to a Kirksville hospital for treatment.

PUTNAM COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH DRUGS

A Unionville man was taken to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office on a 24 hour hold after he was placed under arrest a t 6:16pm Sunday night in Putnam County. The patrol said 26 year old Eric S. Rollins with charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and no seat belt.  22yera old Kory E. Turner of Kirksville was taken to the Adair County Jail on a DWI charge around 9.43 pm Saturday night and in Boone County, a 70 year old Sedalia man, David W. Mathis was charged with Felony possession of a Controlled Substance – Heroin , and unlawful possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

WAYLAND MAN WANTED FOR CHILD MOLESTATION HAS TURNED INSELF IN

KTVO reports that Clark County Sheriff Shawn Webster said in a press release Monday that33 year old Alan Sturm, of Wayland, Mo., called the sheriff’s office Friday evening to turn himself in. Sturm was arrested around 10:30 p.m. at his home that night. Sturm was wanted on charges of first degree sodomy or attempted sodomy and first degree child molestation. 29 year old Alicia Pagan, also of Wayland, was arrested at the same residence for hindering prosecution of a felony. Online court records show Sturm was charged in 2017 and is awaiting an October trial date in Knox County. He was sentenced to house arrest last year, but Judge Russell Steele issued an arrest warrant last week after Sturm failed to abide by the order. Sturm’s bond was set at $75,000, and Pagan’s at $15,000.

WARRANT ISSUED FOR SUSPECT IN COLUMBIA’S GREELEY DRIVE SHOOTING

KMIZ TV is reporting on their website that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of43 year old Charles Tyrone Webb in connection to the homicide on Greeley Drive on May 3. On that date, 43 year old  Robert Eugene Jennings, 43, of Columbia, was shot multiple times and was pronounced dead by medical personnel shortly after being taken to a local hospital. "Due to the assistance and cooperation of members of the community, the Columbia Police Department was able to obtain a warrant for the following charges: Murder in the Second Degree and Armed Criminal Action with a cash-only bond of $1,000,000," says the official press release by the Columbia Police Department. "Webb should be considered armed and dangerous.




05/07/2018

HANNIBAL MAN DROWNS  IN RALLS COUNTY

The highway patrol reports a Hannibal man is dead after an incident in Spencer Creek (part of the Salt River) just south of Beaver Road, 3 miles north of Frankford at 5:15 pm Friday. The report said 20 year old Isaiah J. Vaughn was an inexperienced swimmer and started to go under the water. Witnesses attempted to rescue the subject. A Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy preformed Dive Operations and was able to locate the subject who was pronounced dead a short time later. The patrol was assisted at the scene by the Marion and Ralls County Sheriff’s Department.

MARSHALL MAN DIES IN DROWINIG INCIDENT

A 22 year old Marshall man drowns after a boat he was in at Blind Pony Lake in Saline County started taking on water and he decided to jump into the water and swim to shore. While swimming, he went under water and never resurfaced. A dragging operation located the body a short time later. That incident occurred Thursday night shortly after 730 pm.

MID CITY LUMBER IN BOONVILLE DISTROYED BY FIRE SUNDAY

A building is in ruins after an early morning fire on Sunday and authorities said an electrical problem may be to blame. KOMU TV is reporting a fire broke out at Mid-City Lumber on Klinton Drive near I-70. Three different fire departments responded to the fire. Cooper County, Boonville and Praire Home responded at 3:39 a.m.  Cooper County Fire Lieutenant Tim Derendinger said it took 165,000 gallons of water to put out the fire. He said firefighters entered the building to "attack" the fire near the back when the roof collapsed.  Luckily no one was injured and all of the firefighters escaped.  

COOPER COUNTY TRAFFIC STOP REVEALS LARGE AMOUNT OF MARIJUANA

KMIZ TV is reporting the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested a New Jersey man Sunday morning after finding about 20 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop. Patrol troopers pulled over 56 year old Charles Greenidge of Pleasant Hills, near mile marker 95 for a traffic violation.5 Highway Patrol K9 Rony found the marijuana inside coolers and trash bags inside the car/ Greenidge was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance. He's currently being held in the Cooper County jail.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

05/04/2018

 

LAPLATA MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG POSSESSION CHARGES.

A LaPlata man is on a 24 hour hold at the Adair County Jail pending filing of formal charges after he was arrested by a State Trooper at 5:21 Thursday afternoon. According to the arrest report, 25 year old Jacob C. Baker was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance – 3 pills of Oxycodone. He was also charged with misdemeanor possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

MACON COUNTY WRECK DURING THE NOON HOUR THURSDAY

Two Excello drivers were involved in a collision on Route C at the south edge of Bevier at 12:34 PM Thursday. The patrol said 74 year old Lynn N. Ratliff was behind the wheel when her northbound vehicle struck another northbound auto from behind. That vehicle was operated by  64 year old Patricia A. Curless of Excello. The report said after the initial collision, the Ratliff vehicle collided with a shed. Ratliff was transported by Ambulance to Samaritan hospital for treatment of moderate injuries. The Macon County Sheriff’s Department and the Bevier First Responders provided assistance at the scene.

 

HORSE AND VEHICLE COLLIDE

A Hurdland driver was to seek is own treatment for minor injuries after his vehicle collided with a horse that was in the roadway at 5:30 Thursday morning. 38 year old Robert J. Griffith of Hurdland was northbound on Route J in Adair County, 4 miles north of Brashear. Ambulance personnel and the Adair County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.

 

SEVERAL OTHERS ALSO ARRESTED BY PATROL ON DRUG CHARGES

Two Columbia residents were placed under arrest by State Troopers on drug related charges Thursday afternoon. The patrol said 27 year old Denzel R. Hayes was arrested at 4:22 PM for possession of marijuana – prior drug offense, and a Randolph County municipal arrest. A few minutes later at 4:29 PM, 33 year old Amy C Simon of Columbia was charged with possession of pot. Earlier in the afternoon Thursday, a 39 year old Kingston man, Nathan S. Schaeffer was picked up for Driving while suspended and he was placed on a 24 hour hold at the Caldwell County Detention Center. Early Thursday morning around 12:30 am,  a Columbia man, 31 year old Louis D. Wymer was picked up in Boone County on a Callaway county warrant. He was transported to the Boone County jail. A St Louis man was arrested in Gasconade County at 6:21 pm Thursday. 28 year old Joshua J. Meyer was taken to the Gasconade County Jail for speeding 100 mph in a 60 mph zone, possession of drug paraphernalia and DWI. And finally, 23 year old Ryan M. Beasley of Boonville was taken to the Cooper County jail after a State Trooper picked him up on a couple of Fayette municipal warrants for failure to appear and no insurance.

 

CALLAO MAN ARRESTED AGAIN – FACING TWO NEW CHARGES

From KTVO.com … A man who runs a massage business out of his northeast Missouri home is back behind bars again. The most recent arrest came after a second woman came forward accusing him of touching her in a sexual manner during a massage. Calvin "C.R." Vose, 56, of Callao is now charged with new charges of Second-Degree Sexual Abuse and Violation of Missouri's Massage Law, both misdemeanors. Lori Croy, a spokeswoman for the Department of Insurance that oversees professional licensing in Missouri, confirmed Vose is not licensed to perform massages in the Show-Me State. Vose is being held in the Macon County Jail on $7,500 bond. The suspect, who runs "Almighty's Touch Massage" in Callao, was first arrested and charged in March 2018 for a separate incident.

 

TROOPERS TO CONDUCT ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS ON MARK TWAIN LAKE

Sometime during the month of May 2018, troopers will conduct an enforcement saturation on Mark Twain Lake. The purpose of the saturation is to detect hazardous boating violations and remove impaired boaters from the waterway. Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon says "Special enforcement operations such as these enable the Missouri State Highway Patrol to enhance our efforts in removing dangerous boat operators from our waterways. Operating a boat in a dangerous manner or while impaired endangers everyone who enjoys our state’s waterways." Boaters and lake-goers are encouraged to help law enforcement efforts to apprehend impaired or dangerous boaters. If you suspect a boater is impaired or observe a boat being driven in an erratic manner, contact the nearest law enforcement agency. The Highway Patrol toll-free numbers for reporting emergencies are 1-800-525-5555 or cellular *55. In addition, most of the Troops across Missouri are ramping up enforcement saturation operations. Troop F will conduct two DWI saturation operations in May. The areas selected for enforcement are based on a high number of drinking-related crashes, high number of contacts with drivers who have been drinking, and officers’ input as to probable contact with DWI violators. Captain Michael A. Turner, commanding officer of Troop F in Jefferson City said in a news release that "Driving while impaired continues to be a major contributing factor of fatal traffic crashes in Missouri."




THURSDAY NEWS ROUNDUP

05/03/2018

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

Most of our area communities are participating in today’s National Day of Prayer. Brookfield, Moberly, and many others have prayer gatherings that will involve pastors and other community leaders offering prayers for our national, state and community governments and more. The public is encouraged to attend.

TWO VEHICLE COLLISION IN UNIONVILLE

The patrol investigated a two vehicle collision in Unionville on Grant street, east of 15th streetat 5:45 Wednesday. According to the report, 18 year old Jessica M. Raisor of Unionville was eastbound attempting to make a turn when she veered into the path of a westbound pickup driven by 65 year old Tommy D. Willis of LaPlata. The driver of the pickup was not injured. Raisor had minor injuries and was transported by Putnam County EMS to Putnam County Memorial Hospital for treatment. The patrol was assisted by the Unionville Police Department and Unionville First Responders.

CARROLLTON WOMAN ARRESTED ON FELONY DRUG CHARGES

A Carrollton woman was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon on felony drug charges. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said 33 year old Jessica A, Burton of Carrollton was taken into custody by Ray County deputies and placed on a 24 hour, the patrol report lists three charges including felony possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, a felony Probation and Parole charge, as well as a possession of a drug paraphernalia. Burton was officially arrested at 2:47 Wednesday afternoon and was being held at the Ray County Jail. She was on probation for prior drug related charges at the time of her arrest Wednesday afternoon..

MARCELINE POLICE ISSUE REMINDER ON FACEBOOK PAGE

The Marceline Police Department recently issued a good reminder to residents of the area that weekends often bring increased pedestrian traffic. In a post on the department’s face book page, last weekends City-wide Garage Sale event was referenced as one of those type of events that usually bring increased traffic to the area, and that was just one example. Plus, the Marceline Area Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Rotary Interact Students of Marceline High School were scheduled to pick up trash along Highway 5 to the 36 Junction Sunday afternoon and that was another example the Marceline Police Department used to remind us to exercise extreme caution anytime, but especially when additional events and activities are scheduled. The Face book post asked everyone to be extra cautious and slow down during these types of activities, and with Fair and Festival season upon us, a very timely reminder from the Marceline Police Department.

BROOKFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING

The Brookfield Police Department recently released a number of incidents, investigations and arrests, including several large drug related arrests that have taken place since mid April as part of their May 1st Brookfield Briefing.

·         Warrant Arrest - On April 18 at 1538 hrs., officers arrested Daniel Waller, 54 of Brookfield, in the 100 block of West Brooks Street on an outstanding Linn County warrant for a seat belt violation. Waller was later released after posting the $10.00 cash-only bond.

·         Driving While Suspended/Revoked - On April 18 at 1746 hrs., officers responded to a business in the 600 block of South Main Street for a request of a check-well-being. Officers made contact with the subject and the vehicle in the parking lot. It was found through a routine NCIC/MULES check that the subject, identified as Melody Nichols, 25 of Marceline, had a suspended/revoked operator’s license. Nichols was arrested at 1759 hrs. and transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Nichols was later released with a Municipal Court summons for Driving While Suspended/Revoked.

·         Warrant Arrest - On April 18 at 1957 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop in the 700 block of South Main Street. It was found through a routine NCIC/MULES check that the driver, Kasey Riggen, 26 of Brookfield, had an outstanding Grundy County warrant for Passing Bad Checks. Riggen was arrested at 2009 hrs. and transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Riggen was later released after posting the $550.00 cash-only bond.

·         Tampering With/Destroying Physical Evidence - On April 19 at 0001 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop on westbound US 36. Upon making contact with the driver, identified as Chad McCormick, 35 of Brookfield, officers observed McCormick attempt to conceal something in his mouth. McCormick then swallowed what he would later admitted was two marijuana cigarettes. McCormick was arrested at 0015 hrs. and transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. McCormick was released at 0130 hrs. with an Associate Court summons for Tampering With Physical Evidence.

·         Stealing - On April 20 at 0245 hrs., officers arrested Bethany Imes, 29 of Brookfield, in the 100 block of West Helm Street in connection with a theft that occurred from a business in the 900 block of Park Circle Drive on April 6. According to Asset Protection, Imes is alleged to have left the business while failing to pay for $18.58 worth of merchandise. Imes was transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing and later released with a Municipal Court summons for Stealing.

·         Drug Arrest - On April 20 at 2126 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of North Main and West Prairie Streets. K-9 Nitro was deployed and gave a positive alert for the presence of an odor consistent with narcotics. During a subsequent search of the vehicle and person, officers recovered two jars containing green leafy residue consistent with marijuana, three marijuana cigarettes, and a smoking pipe. At 2153 hrs., officers arrested Lana Hicks, 39 of Brookfield and transported Hicks to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Hicks was released at 2225 hrs. with a Municipal Court summons for Possession of Marijuana.

·         Warrant Arrest/Driving While Suspended/Revoked - On April 21 at 0238 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of West Wood and Bigger Streets. It was found through a routine NCIC/MULES check that the driver, Dyllon Browder, 23 of Brookfield, had an outstanding Carroll County warrant for a probation violation (bond $1,000.00 cash-only). It was also found that Browder had a suspended/revoked operator’s license. Browder was arrested at 0249 hrs. and transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Browder was released at 0919 hrs. after posting bond on the Carroll County warrant. Browder also received a Municipal Court summons for Driving While Suspended/Revoked.

·         Warrant Arrest - On April 21 at 1001 hrs., officers arrested Ty Sackrey, 23 of St. Catherine, in the 100 block of West Brooks Street on an outstanding Probation/Parole warrant for Violating the Terms of Supervision. Sackrey was transported to the Macon County Jail at 1144 hrs. to be held without bond.

·         Animal Abuse/Neglect - On April 21 at 2244 hrs., officers took a report of animal abuse/neglect. The reporting party stated that at approximately 1700 hrs., he received a message stating that the front door to his residence in the 200 block of East Prairie Street had been kicked in and that his dog had it’s muzzle taped shut and had been placed in closed room within the residence. Officers have taken statements from the parties involved and the investigation is ongoing. Upon completion, the report will be sent to the Linn County Prosecutor’s Office for consideration of charges.

·         Domestic Assault - On April 22 at 2010 hrs., officers responded to the 600 block of South Clinton Street for a report of a delayed assault. Officers met with three occupants of the residence. It was determined that an argument between two of the co-habitants had become physical. Officers documented the injuries to the victim and took witness statements. At 2031 hrs., officers arrested Kevin Reeves, 41 of Brookfield and transported Reeves to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Reeves has been charged with Domestic Assault 3rd Degree (bond $10,000.00 cash or surety) Reeves was released at 1619 hrs. after posting bond.

·         Warrant Arrest - On April 25 at 1053 hrs., officers arrested Daniel Hern, 36 of Brookfield, in the 200 block of West Sedgwick Street on an outstand Saline County warrant for Failure to Appear on an original charge of Non-Support. Hern was released to the Saline County Sheriff’s Office at 1240 hrs. to be held without bond.

·         Drug Arrest - On April 25 at 2219 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of West Helm Street. Immediately after the vehicle came to a stop, a white male, later identified as Dalton Comstock, 25 of Marceline, exited the passenger side and began to flee on foot. After being instructed to stop numerous times, officers deployed their Taser and were able to take Comstock into custody. It was determined through a NCIC/MULES check that Comstock had an outstanding Linn County warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance (bond $25,000.00 cash-only). During a search of Comstock incident to arrest, officers recovered a capped syringe that would field-test positive for methamphetamine and a green leafy substance consistent with marijuana. At this time, officers detained the driver, identified as Cody McClintick, 25 of Brookfield, who is currently on parole for Distribution of a Controlled Substance. Witnesses advised officers that they observed McClintick discard a black bag into a trash can as Comstock was fleeing. Dash camera footage confirmed the witness accounts. The black bag was retrieved and from the black bag, officers recovered 56 grams of a crystal-like substance that would field-test positive for methamphetamine. The methamphetamine has a “street value” of approximately $4480.00. Officers also recovered several small Ziplock-style baggies, a digital scale and a glass smoking pipe. McClintick and Comstock were arrested and transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. McClintick has been charged with Trafficking Drugs 2nd Degree with bond set at $50,000.00 cash or surety. Additional charges are pending for Comstock.

·         Drug Arrest - On April 28 at 0031 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of South Main Street and East Lockling Avenue. K-9 Nitro was deployed for an exterior sniff of the vehicle. K-9 Nitro gave a positive alert for the presence of an odor consistent with narcotics emitting from the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, officers recovered 17.5 grams of a crystal-like substance that would field-test positive for methamphetamine. Officers also recovered a metal smoking pipe with the residue of a green leafy substance consistent with marijuana, a glass smoking pipe consistent with methamphetamine consumption and a prescription pill identified as a Schedule II Controlled Substance. At 0113 hrs., officers arrested the driver, identified as Michael Gandy, 38 of Marceline and the passenger, Ann Burks, 30 of New Cambria. Gandy and Burks both denied knowledge of the methamphetamine. Burks however, did acknowledge that the marijuana pipe was hers. Gandy and Burks were then transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Burks was later released with a summons for Unlawful Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Gandy has been charged with two counts of Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and one count of Unlawful Use/Possession of Drug paraphernalia. Gandy was transported to the Macon County jail in lieu of posting the $25,000.00 cash or surety bond.

 




WEDNESDAY NEWS ROUNDUP

05/02/2018

PURDIN WOMAN SERIOUSLY HURT

A driver from Purdin was seriously hurt in an accident on Highway 5, 3 miles north of Purdin at 6:15 Tuesday morning. According to the report, 32 year old Jennifer Fainter fell asleep at the wheel and her vehicle went off the roadway on the opposite side and struck an embankment and went airborne. The vehicle then hit the ground and slammed into a tree. Fainter sustained serious injuries and was flown to a Columbia hospital for treatment.

 

TRACTOR TRAILER OVERTURNS IN CHARITON COUNTY

A Keytesville man received minor injuries after his tractor trailer overturned Monday night in Chariton County. The patrol reports 62 year old William H. Fox was westbound on US 24 and attempted a right turn onto Highway F, about 5 miles west of Keytesville. Fox lost control and the vehicle overturned. The driver was transported by Chariton County Ambulance to a Columbia hospital for treatment. The patrol was assisted at the scene by the Chariton County Sheriffs Department and the Keytesville Fire Department.

 

FIRE REPORTS MONDAY

If you were traveling along US 36 west of Brookfield Monday afternoon, chances are you encountered a substantial amount of smoke that made visibility difficult at times. The Brookfield Police Department posted on their face book page that crews were on the scene and working a rather large natural cover fire at Pershing Park.  They went on to say they had been advised that the fire is currently under control however, drivers may experience reduced visibility along US 36. Please, exercise caution while traveling through the area. The Trenton Fire Department with assistance from the Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District, the Grundy County Sheriffs office, Trenton Police worked a fire at 728 West 15th street in Trenton. The home owned and occupied by Jason and Neol Way was a total loss. At 12:30 pm Monday, the Centralia Fire Department was fighting a house fire at the intersection of Singleton and Barr. That home was also a total loss. The National Weather Service has been saying for several days that the outdoor fire danger was significantly elevated due to lower humidity levels and the strong gusty winds.




TUESDAY LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP

5/1/2018


MAIN ENTRANCE TO POPULAR STATE PARK CLOSED

As of yesterday, April 30th, the main entrance at Finger Lakes State Park was closed and will remain closed until July 27th. The closing was considered necessary after spring flooding in 2017 caused the primary spillway to fail. That spillway is located under the park’s main entrance road. The temporary entrance will require visitors to go through the motor cross track parking lot. Last year the park was compelled to close the swimming beach and it will remain closed this year as well. Swimming is permitted in all bodies of water except at the boat ramps, but swimming is at your own risk.

 

CHURCH DAMAGED IN SUNDAY FIRE

An area church received heavy fire damage Sunday afternoon. The blaze at the Victory Fellowship Church in Waverly reportedly broke out during the 4pm hour and as the fire was rapidly spreading, the volunteer Waverly Fire department requested assistance fighting the fire. Firemen and equipment was provided from several area departments including Alma, Blackburn, Corder, Dover and Carrollton.

 

CHILLICOTHE DRIVER SUSTAINED MODERATE INJURIES IN ROLLOVER

A Chillicothe resident was treated at an area hospital following a one vehicle wreck in Linvingston County on County Road old 198. The patrol said 17 year old Blake Curtis was eastbound at 9:17 Monday and the vehicle went off the road. The driver over corrected and the auto came back onto the roadway, they went off the  road again, overturned and stuck a utility pole.

 

PRINCETON DRIVER HURT IN SUNDAY WRECK

A 21 year old Princeton driver sustained moderate injuries after she failed to negotiate a curve on US 136, 3 miles east of Princeton. According to the report, Christina R. Speakman was eastbound on US 136 and failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle went off the roadway, striking several driveways and becoming airborne each time and eventually overturned. Speakman was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

 

GRASS FIRE IN MEXICO SUNDAY

On Sunday during the noon hour the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to Teal Lake Place in reference to a grass fire.  Responding personnel found that a resident had been burning yard waste, when the fire spread beyond his control and into the tree line separating the property from the AP Green Walking Trail.  The fire was extinguished, with no injuries and no damage to any personal property. Due to the dry conditions, low humidity levels and strong gusty winds, the fire danger level is extremely high and will remain so for the next few days.

 

ATLANTA RESIDENTS CHARGED IN DRUG BUST

From KTVO.com A drug bust turned up meth and two suspects, police say. Kara Lynn Shott, 29, and Christopher Allen Harrington, 31, both of Atlanta, Mo., were arrested on April 18 during a multi-agency raid on an Atlanta home. Shott is charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Harrington is charged with possession of ten grams or less of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors. According to a press release from the Macon County Sheriff’s Office Monday, deputies received a search warrant for a residence on Knoxville Road in Atlanta after getting a tip about narcotics. The Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol and North Missouri Drug Task Force carried out the search, finding numerous items of drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine, prescription medications and marijuana.

Harrington was later released, while Shott was held on $15,000 bond.




LOCAL & REGIONAL WEEKEND NEWS ROUNDUP

4/28/2018 – 4/30/2018

HUNTSVILLE WOMAN DEAD ADLEDGELY BY THE HANDS OF FIANCE

A Huntsville woman is dead and a Mexico man in jail facing a First Degree Murder Charge in Monroe County.  Authorities report 51 year old James Addie of Mexico has been charged with first degree murder after the body of 35 year old Molly N. Watson of Huntsville was discovered shortly after 10 o’clock Friday night near a low water crossing east of highway 151 and Route M in Monroe County.  The Highway Patrol and Monroe County Sheriff’s Department said her body was found on the ground near her vehicle. The report say Watson suffered wounds consistent with blunt force trauma.  On Saturday, Authorities made contact with Addie at his home. He told authorities he planned to marry Watson the next day even though he was already married to another woman, his wife of 22 years. Addie is being held on a $500,000. Authorities are containing their investigation.

WOMAN SHOT IN LEG THURDAY - HARRISBURG MAN ARRESTED

Columbia authorities responded to a medical emergency on Clark Lane in Columbia Thursday night and discovered a woman had been shot in the leg. Police say methamphetamine may have played a role in the incident and 31 year old Shawn Sweezer was arrested at the scene and now faces allegations of domestic nature as well as unlawful possession of a firearm. In addition, Sweezer is a convicted felon and had two outstanding felony warrants. He is in the Boone County Jail.

MODERATE INJURIES IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY CRASH

A Warrenton driver was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of moderate injuries after failing to negotiate a curve and his vehicle travelled off the highway and struck a tree in Montgomery County. The patrol said 22 year old Skyler L. Bethel was behind the wheel when the accident occurred on Mitchell Road at hoot Owl Holler road at 7:50 pm Saturday night.

 

MINOR INJURIES FOR HARRISBURG MAN IN BOONE COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Harrisburg man sustained minor injuries after his vehicle went off the highway, struck a mailbox and overturned at 8:45 pm Saturday night. The patrol said 19 year old Conner M. McBride was taken to a Columbia hospital for treatment. That accident occurred on West MO 124, west of Country Boy Avenue.

 

MODERATE INJURIES FOR NEW LONDON MAN

A New London man sustained moderate injuries after his ATV overturned while making a turn on a turn on a trail on private property about 5 miles south of New London  in Ralls County at 10:15 Friday morning. The patrol said 51 year old Karl. L. Klinckman was flown to a Columbia hospital for treatment.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

(April 27th, 2018)

 

ROTHVILLE MOTHER CHARGED WITH FIRST–DEGREE MURDER

A First-degree murder charge has been filed against a Rothville mother in the death of her two-month-old daughter, Sophia Linebaugh .  19 year old Sarah Linebaugh was formally charged Thursday and is being held in the Chariton County Jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond.  The Highway Patrol says the incident happened at the Linebaugh’s home on Main Street in Rothville on March 18th. In court documents, Investigators say the Mother knowingly killed her daughter by suffocating her. Linebaugh told officers at the scene that she was giving the baby a bath and when she turned around after grabbing a towel, the child had drowned. Documents also reveal that officers found a handwritten note at the scene which provided investigators probable cause to believe the woman deliberated about her actions, which resulted in the death of the baby, Sophia Linebaugh.  Authorities also said the woman attempted to take her own life by shooting herself but ended up hospitalized in Columbia for treatment of the self inflicted wounds

 

MOBERLY MAN INJURED IN ROLL OVER ACCIDENT

A Moberly man sustained injuries and was taken to an area hospital following  a single vehicle wreck that happened in the early morning hours of Thursday on Highway 24 about 1 ½ miles East of Brunswick in Chariton County.  According to the Highway Patrol the accident happened at 3:45 AM when an eastbound vehicle driven by 41 year old Coby Durham ran off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected, ran off the left side of the roadway, and overturned. Durham sustained moderate injuries and was transported by Chariton County Ambulance to Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment. 

KIRKSVILLE RESIDENT TREATED FOR MINOR INJURIES FOLLOWING WRECK

A woman from Kirksville was injured in a wreck that occurred Thursday afternoon on Potter Trail about a mile west of Kirksville.  According to the Highway Patrol, 18 year old Curtis Zuspann of Edina lost control of his westbound vehicle and traveled off the roadway, striking a tree and a mailbox.  A passenger in the vehicle 63 year old Sherrie Zuspann sustained minor injuries and was transported by Adair County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment. 

JEFFERSON CITY MAN DEAD FOLLOWING COOPER COUNTY ACCIDENT

Authorities say a 95 year old Jefferson City man is dead following a one vehicle wreck in Cooper County Thursday. The patrol said the Willard E. Myer was southbound on Route O, just south of Swan road at 2:30 pm Thursday when he failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle went off the roadway, struck a large rock and several trees before overturning. 

 

MAN CHARGED WITH THREATENING MAILMAN WITH KNIFE

From KTVO.com – The Adair County Sheriff’s office said the incident happened Tuesday at the suspects home on Bethel Ridge Road, outside Novinger.  59 year old Charles McFarland is charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon and 4th Degree Assault. Court Documents say McFarland approached the mail carrier’s vehicle, while pointing a knife at the driver , and started complaining about the mail not getting delivered to his mailbox. The mailman said McFarland threatened to kill him. McFarland was arrested and is being held at the Adair County jail. His bond was set at $5000.

 

THE MISSION CONTINUES AND HEADS WEST

It’s not every day you see a covered wagon, horses, a well trained German Shepherd and several people who had set up camp along a major highway. That’s one reason several people stopped by the KZZT Studio on Highway 24 east  in Moberly Thursday to find out what was going on.  Veterans Promise Kept is in town as part of their cross country journey giving talks on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and on Dogs that Help, a non-profit organization dedicated to placing service dogs with disabled veterans at no cost them. They will soon be continuing their journey west but always have time to talk about their organizations and why they are so passionate about it. They also appreciate the donations they receive which allows them to continue the journey.  If you see them passing through your area, make sure you stop by and visit. For more information, visit their websites veteranspromisekept.com and dogsthathelp.org




COLUMBIA MAN ARRESTED IN DECOY OPERATION

A Boone County man was arrested after responding to a post from someone he believed to be a 14 year old girl who was actually an undercover decoy pretending to be a 14 year old girl. The Boone County Sheriff’s Department made the arrest on Monday after the suspect showed up at a predetermined location where he thought the two would engage in sexual relations. 24 year old Harrison Stretz of Columbia faces what could be two or more charges including sexual misconduct with a minor and attempted enticement of a child. 

DRIVER INJURED ATTEMPTING TO AVOID COLLIDING WITH A DEER

A Clark driver was injured in a one-vehicle wreck in Randolph County around 10:16 last (Tues) night. The patrol said 70 year old Judy C. Barnes was southbound and swerved to avoid a deer on US 63, about 5 miles south of Clark. The vehicle went off the roadway and overturned. Barnes had moderate injuries and was transported to a Columbia hospital for treatment.

NOT A FREE LUNCH BUT IT IS A FREE BRIDGE!

I’m sure you’ve heard it said there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but there is such a thing as a free bridge, for the right person or group. The Missouri Department of Transportation is currently accepting proposals for the reuse of the seven panel Pratt pony truss bridge located on Route PP just east of Route 139 in Sullivan County. The one-lane bridge was rebuilt in 1955 and is 255 feet long, 14.5 feet wide and boasts a 63-foot steel girder span and 128-foot pony truss. It will be replaced with a new and wider bridge in 2019 or 2020. The bridge is considered historic because it is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places due to its local significance in transportation and engineering.

Because of that eligibility, federal law requires any state proposing demolition of a historic bridge to first make it available for donation to a state, locality or responsible private entity.  The bridge can be obtained by government entities, historical or civic groups, or private citizens, free of charge. The cost to remove the bridge or any of its parts is borne by the party obtaining the bridge. Individuals and organizations interested in taking all or part of the bridge are invited to submit a proposal for reuse. Those proposals are due by December 31, 2018. Details about the bridge, as well as information about reusing a bridge or making a reuse proposal, can be found on MoDOT's Free Bridges website at http://www.modot.org/freebridges/.

ADDITIONAL DRUG TAKE BACK EVENTS PLANNED

Tuesday we told you about the Macon Police Department Drug Take Back Event planned for this Saturday in Macon. The Boone County Sheriff’s Department will also be participating and will have several drop-off locations throughout the county starting Friday and continuing Saturday.  For more information about the Boone Country drop off locations, visit their website.  Two locations will be available Friday from 10 to 2 in Columbia including the Harry S. Truman VA Hospital and the University of Missouri Student Center. On Saturday 5 collection locations will be in operation from 10 to 1 at the Ashland Police Department, the Centralia Police De’artment, the Hallsville Police Department and both Hickman and Rock Bridge High Schools.

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

(04/24/2018)

 

SALISBURY MAN ARRESTED ON SEX CHARGES

A Salisbury resident was charged Friday with five counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, all Class B Felony charges.  On-line court documents show that 43 year old Gregory K. McCloud is due to make his initial appearance in this week. The probable cause statement says charges were officially filed after authorities were notified by a woman that she had seen several photos of a child that were sexual in nature stored on McCloud’s phone.  McCloud was being held in liew of a $25,000 cash only bond.

 

MACON POLICE AND OTHERS TEAM UP FOR DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT

This Saturday, the Macon Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give listeners an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding your home of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The Police Department is partnering with the Macon Municipal Utilities, Macon County Public Water Supply District # 1 and the Missouri Rural Water Association. The goal is to prevent pill abuse and theft as well as protecting our local environment from these harmful drugs being disposed of improperly.  Bring your pills for disposal to C&R Market Parking Lot at 703 E Briggs Drive in Macon, MO.  (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. If you’d like more information, call the Macon Police Department at (660) 385-2195.

 

HONOR FLIGHT NUMBER 51 TAKES TO THE AIR THURSDAY

110 veterans will leave Columbia at 1:45am on Thursday and return to Columbia Courtyard Marriott at 9:30pm Thursday, April 26. This is the first honor flight of 2018 for Central Missouri Honor Flight.  Ninety are Vietnam veterans and the remaining 20 are Korean War veterans.  As the busses roll back into Columbia overnight Thursday, you are encouraged to come out and help our honor flight veterans have the homecoming they deserve.  For more information, visit their website at www.centralmissourihonorflight.com or contact Central Missouri Honor Flight President, Mary Paulsell at (573) 289-3799.

SUSPECT ARRESTED THANKS TO ASSISTANCE OF LIVINGSTON COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE K-9

This past Saturday, the Highway Patrol was investigating and searching for the driver of a car allegedly involved in an accident in the northwestern portion of Livingston County. The man fled the scene on foot and was eluding officers when the Livingston County Sheriff’s office K-9 located the  suspect’s trail and lead authorities to the suspect. John J. Young was apprehended and charged with felony driving While Intoxicated. A last word, Young was still in custody at the Daviess-Dekalb Regional Jail.

CHILLICOTHE POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORT

April 20th, 2018:

·         12:41am, Officers responded to an alarm in the 1000 blk. of S. Washington….False alarm

·         2:37am, Alarm at business on N. Washington,..Accidentally activated by employee

·         4:02am, Barking dog complaint in the 1500 blk. of Webster…owner took dog inside..

·         4:14am, Assisted fire department in 100 blk. Tenth St…

·         10:39am, Officer took Fraud report at PD…

·         11:55am, Officer was contacted reference a missing toddler in the 100 blk. of Polk St.,,child had slipped out door unnoticed. Child located and returned…12:07pm, Report people soliciting money on parking lot in the 1000 blk. of Graves St. ,Advised to leave property…

·         12:26pm, Checked report of children left unattended in vehicle in 1000 blk of Graves St,..unable to locate

·         3:56pm, Check for speeding vehicle in 1200 blk. Clay St…Neg. Findings4:03pm, Conducted investigation at First & Washington…

·         4:31pm, Assisted another agency at Polk & Locust St.s…

·         4:41pm, Fowl running loose 200 blk. Southwest Drive,…Given warning…

·         5:02pm, Assisted with traffic for 5K from Central School…

·         6:55pm, Civil complaint in 300 blk. of Webster St…advised remedies

·         7:13pm, Well-being check at residence on Monroe St,..subject OK..10:24pm, DWI arrest at Samuel & Keith St.s…Lydia Walker of California, Mo..Subject was processed and released…

·         11:02pm, Report of subjects trespassing on Railroad Property…Neg Findings

April 21st, 2018…

·         1:19am, Officers provided a courtesy escort for an individual to their vehicle…

·         5:10am, Well-being check in the 1700 blk. of Hickory Drive…subject OK

·         1:11pm, 4:24pm, Complaint of property damage…civil issue…

·         5:39pm, Complaint of mistreatment to two dogs 900 blk Woodrow…,.investigation continuing…

·         6:12pm, Investigation in 1000 blk. of Walnut St….

·         6:52pm, Officers investigated a fire in the restroom at a business on N. Washington…Damage was inflicted to a towel dispenser/waste can…ignition source undetermined at this time…investigation continuing….

·         7:18pm, Disturbance reported at business on W. Business 36 Highway….Subjects were gone on officers arrival…

·         7:35pm, Officers arrested two individuals for stealing from a business in the 1000 blk. of Graves St….Jamies Palmer of Brookfield, Mo, and Alysa Henke of Brookfield, Mo. were processed and released…

·         11:25pm, Officers out on suspicious activity near Webster and Elm, ..no report…

April 22nd, 2018…

·         12:35am, Disturbance at business in 200blk. of W. Business 36 Highway,,..subjects left establishment…

·         1:13am, Officers assisted with a subject that was having medical issues and was able to get the subject to receive help…

·         4:15am, Officers took a report of a stolen trailer license plate…

·         5:51am, Officer spoke with a subject in the1600 blk. of Springhill about personal issues…no report…

·         2:01pm, Officers checked report of suspicious activity near Bridge and Montgomery, …neg. finding…

·         2:47pm, Alarm at business on Mitchell Rd.,,,employee activation,,,,

·         4:19pm Fire in the 200 blk. of Southwest Dr…grass fire…Chillicothe Emergency Services extinguished the fire…

·         5:00pm, Parking complaint in 1100 blk. Jackson St….a drug offense was discovered, with the subject cited and released…

·         5:15pm, Report of suspicious person around vehicles in the Jackson St. and Mansur St. area…Suspect identified…

·         6:10pm, Investigation in 1100 blk. Of Clay St….

·         6:17pm, Investigation in 300 blk. Mansur St

·         6:25pm, Out of Control juvenile in 800 blk. Samuel St…Situation handled…

·         7:00pm, Officers out on investigation from earlier call at 5:15pm…

·         7:01pm, Report of Assault in the 2600 blk. of Shawnee Drive…

·         9:08pm, Investigation on fire at business on North Washington St…

·         10:02pm, Continuing investigation in 300 blk. of Wilson St…

·         Officers made numerous traffic stops with citations and performed numerous building security checks….

In summary, Chillicothe Police Received 114 calls for service on April 20th,   64 on April 21st, and 86 on April 22nd, 2018.




NEWS FOR FRIDAY 04/20/2018

 

MINOR INJURIES IN MACON CO. WRECK

A Excello driver received minor injuries in a two vehicle wreck that occurred on Route T about a mile West of Excello in Macon County Wednesday shortly after 10PM.  According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol 24 year old Wilson McGowan was traveling Eastbound when he crossed the centerline and was struck by another vehicle driven by 60 year old Robin Cross of Excello.  Cross’s vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway, while McGowan’s vehicle made a controlled stop in a private drive.  Robin Cross was transported by Macon County Ambulance to Samaritan Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

 

CHILLICOTHE DRIVER INJURED IN LIVINGSTON CO. WRECK

A woman from Chillicothe was injured in a single vehicle wreck that occurred on Livingston County Road 228 west of US 65 about a mile North of Chillicothe early Thursday morning.  According to the Highway Patrol, 20 year old Taisia Zeger Pagliai was traveling Eastbound when she crested a hill, traveled into the westbound lane, and overcorrected causing the vehicle to skid.  Then her vehicle traveled off the south side of the roadway, struck an embankment, and overturned onto the driver’s side.  She was transported to Hedrick Medical Center by Chillicothe EMS for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

MACON COUNTY ROADWORK SCHEDULED

Weather Permitting MODOT crews will be working along Route 3 in Macon County today (April 20, 2018).  Route 3 will be closed from Garden Street to Frontier Street for a culvert replacement from 8AM to 3PM.  The work is weather dependant and could be delayed or rescheduled.  You can find the latest information on roadwork in your area by visiting the MODOT traveler information map on modot.org.




NEWS FOR THURSDAY 04/19/2018

 

KIRKSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT CALLED TO LOCAL PLANT

The Kirksville Fire Department responded to a call of a fire at Kraft Heinz late Wednesday morning. Three fire trucks and an ambulance arrived on the scene shortly after 11 a.m. On scene, the fire department said there was a small fire, but later told KTVO there was no fire, but a welding accident led to overheating of the roof located toward the back of the building. The overheating of the roof allowed insulation to smolder, which was extinguished on arrival ,KFD gave the clear after thermal cameras were used to assess the removed insulation. No injuries were reported.

 

BOY RECEIVED INJURIES AFTER BEING HIT BY CAR WHILE ON BICYCLE

A 12 year old Polo boy was injured after the bicycle he was riding was struck by a car Tuesday afternoon in his hometown. The patrol said Ryan Bell was going south on Stoutmore and was hit as he failed to sto[ amd was as he crossing School street. 18 year old Megan Latimer of Polo was behind the wheel and was not injured. Bell was transported by ambulance to a Liberty Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries according to the official report.

 

FOUR INJURED IN MARION COUNTY WRECK

A one vehicle wreck in Marion County around 8:10 last (WED) resulted in injuries. The patrol said 17 year old Lance R. Hettinger of Philadelphia was behind the wheel and traveling too fast for conditions and lost control. The vehicle struck a rut and overturned, ejecting Hettinger and a passenger, 16 year old Casey W. Wolfe. Hettinger received serious injuries and was transported to a Qunicy hospital. Wolve was taken to Hannibal Regional. The other occupants identified as 18 year old Ty h. Bowdish and 17 year old Henry S. Whetstong had minor injuries. That accident occurred on Marion County Road 128, a half a mile west of Philadelphia

 

GRASS FIRES CAN GET OUT OF CONTROL QUICKLY THIS TIME OF YEAR

When conditions are dry and its windy it doesn’t take long for a small fire to become an uncontrolled fire, and that usually results in contact with your local fire department. And that’s basically what happened Wednesday as Columbia firefighters were called the scene of a grass fire along northbound lanes of Highway 63. Firemen were able to quickly extinguish the blase. Fire authorities are working to determine the cause.   




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY – April 18, 2018

 

MACON WOMAN  RECEIVED MODERATE INJURIES IN ATV CRASH

A 41 year old Macon woman was utilizing an ATV on private property 2 miles north of Macon around and was using the ATV to carry an object. That object then became stuck in the throttle causing the vehicle to accelerate and overturn ejecting the driver. The Macon County Sheriffs Department, Macon Rural First Responders, the Macon County Ambulance and Air Evac all responsded and provided assistance. That accident occurred around 5:45 pm Tuesday.

 

2 VEHCILES AND DUMP TRUCK INVOLVED IN MACON COUNTY WRECK

Three vehicles, including a dump truck were in a collision on US 36 a half a mile east of Anabel Tuesday morning. The patrol said 41 year old Travis C. Thrasher of Clarence was behind the wheel of the dump truck and was following another auto driven by 31 year of Jessica L. McClintock of Shelbina. Both of those autos had slowed for traffic when a third auto driven by 56 year old Christopher M. Dilallo of Shelbyville failed to yield and struck the Friedman vehicle which resulted in it striking the side of the dump truck. Trasher was not injured. McClintock received only minor injuries but a passenger in the McClintock auto, 79 year old James E. Friedman of Shelbina received serious injuries. Dilallo sustained moderate injuries. The Macon County Sheriffs Department, Shelby County Sheriffs Deparmtent and the Clarence Police Department




WEEKEND LOCAL AND REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY April 13th - 16th, 2018

 

LENNEUS MAN RECEIVED SERIOUS INJURIES IN LINN COUNTY WRECK

A Lenneus man received serious injuries and was flown to a Columbia hospital for treatment after a one-vehicle wreck in Route Y, 2 miles east of Meadville at 2:30 Saturday morning. The patrol said 21 year old Mason L. Gudgell failed to negotiate a curve. His vehicle traveled off the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned. 

 

GALT MAN TAKEN TO HOSPITAL WITH MODERATE INJURIES

A one vehicle accident in Harrison on MO 146, 2 miles east of Gilman City during the noon hour Friday sent a Galt man to a local hospital for treatment. The patrol reports 43 year old Jesse S. Fletchall was westbound when his grain truck dropped off the side the roadway. The driver overcorrected and the truck then returned to the roadway, crossed the center line and eventually came to rest of its side blocking the westbound lane. Fletchall received moderate injuries.

 

HANNIBAL COUPLE TREATED FOLLOWING MONROE COUNTY ACCIDENT

A wreck in Monroe County on MO 151, 1 mile south of Madison at 2:10 PM Friday sent a Hannibal man and his wife to a hospital for treatment. 85 year old Carl L. Gillespie was the driver and received minor injuries. His wife, 83 year old Marilyn B. Gillespie sustained moderate injuries. The patrol said Gillespie was northbound when he ran off the road, struck a driveway and overturned.

 

RALLS COUNTY WRECK RESULTS IN SERIOUS INJURIES FOR MONROE CITY MAN

A Monroe City man was flown to a Quincy, IL hospital following a wreck in Ralls County on Bethlehem Trail, 6 miles south of Monroe City. A vehicle driven by 27 year old Elvis Solorie-Viveros traveled off the roadway, struck a culvert and a tree before coming to rest in a ditch. That wreck was at 1:38 AM Sunday morning. Arrest reports show the driver was charged with DWI, C&I and no seat belt.

 

TWO KILLED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY ACCIDENT

 A man and woman from Jonesburg were killed in an accident that occurred at 3:15am Sunday in Montgomery County The patrol says that 25 year old Tyler Killian was westbound on I-70 when his vehicle traveled off the right side of the road, he overcorrected, returned to the roadway, overcorrected again, skidded off the right side of the road, struck a ditch and overturned several times, ejecting both the driver, and his passenger 24 year old Abigail Kresyman before coming to rest off the roadway.  Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

 

TEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SATURDAY MORNING CRASH

 A Columbia teen was seriously injured in a Saturday morning crash in Boone County. 17 year old Matthew Lazinger was on Route K when he attempted to pass another vehicle, crossed the center line and his car struck a truck driven by 23 year old Tucker Burns of Columbia head-on.  Matthew Lazinger was transported by ambulance t oUniversity Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.

 

UNVILLE POLICE CHIEF OFFICIALLY CHARGED

The Unionville Police Chief has been charged with DWI. KTVO.com reports 29 year old Joshua Mathes of Unionville was arrested in February on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Formal charges have now been filed against Mathes for DWI and Failure to Drive on the Right Half of the Roadway. The charges stem from an incident in Adair County during the early morning hours of February 18 when Mathes was pulled over by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. After a change of judge in the case, Mathes was arraigned Thursday.




LOCAL AND REGIONAL AREA NEWS FOR 4/13/2018

 

FELONY CHARGES FILED AFTER MACON STANDOFF

The man at the center of a Macon standoff that brought out a SWAT team and multiple police officers, sheriff deputies and state troopers has now been formally charged.

37-year-old David Yount, of Macon, faces two felony charges, He is charged with First-Degree Kidnapping and Third-Degree Domestic Assault. Macon Police said the man held a woman against her will inside a residence on Crescent Drive in Macon on Wednesday morning. KTVO.com is reporting that Authorities blocked off an area around the home. Negotiators from the Missouri State Highway Patrol were on the scene from about 9 a.m. until noon. Yount finally came out of the home and surrendered a few minutes after noon. The woman who was inside the home also came out and according to authorities had injuries to her face and lip. She declined medical treatment at the scene. The suspect is being held in the Macon County Jail with bond set at $100,000 cash only.

 

LAPLATA MAN ARRESTED ON FELONY DRUG CHARGES

A LaPlata man was a taken to the Macon County Jail on a 24 hour hold pending the filing of formal charges shortly before 1 o’clock Thursday afternoon. Patrol Arrest Reports indicate that 23-year-old John P. Boren is facing a total of 4 charges. 3 of those are felony charges for Possession of a controlled substance – 10 grams of Methamphetamine, Delivery of a Controlled Substance and unlawful use of a weapon. The other charge is considered a misdemeanor for possession of Drug Paraphernalia.




LOCAL AND REGIONAL AREA NEWS FOR 4/12/2018

 

MOBERLY MAN FACING NUMEROUS SEX CHARGES WITH MINOR

A Moberly man is facing 17 separate charges of Sex Abuse involving a 6 year old. KTVO.com reports 52-year-old Danny Allan Washam was arrested on Tuesday after an investigation commenced on April 3rd alleging abuse of a child. Some of the charges Washam is facing are statutory rape, statutory sodomy, child molestation, and endangering the welfare of a child. He was transported to the Randolph County Jail in Huntsville with a bond amount of 250 thousand cash only bond

 

KIDDER WOMAN KILLED IN DEKALB COUNTY

A 34 year old Kidder resident died as a result of a collision in Dekalb County shortly after

Midnight on Tuesday. Constance R. Huff of Kidder was southbound on I-35 about 2 miles north of Cameron when she failed to slow for another southbound truck driven by 54 year old Kenneth M. Lewis of Carlisle, PA and ended up striking the Lewis vehicle from behind. Huff was pronounced dead at the scene by the Dekalb County Coroners office  

 

THREE VEHICLE COLLISION IN JOHNSON COUNTY INJURES AREA RESIDENTS

A three vehicle collision in Johnson County resulted in moderate injuries. The patrol reports 52 Year old Teresa M. Cannon of Warrensburg was stopped in the intersection of Missouri 13 and Route H when another auto operated by 23 year old Luke A. Huske of Marshall struck the Cannon vehicle from behind pushing it into the lane of a third vehicle driven  by Patrick S. Harmon of Monroe City.

 

IRS SCAM STILL MAKING THE ROUNDS

The Trenton Police Department posted last week on their Face book page that the old IRS Scam is still happening. A community member had reported receiving a phone call where the caller identified themselves as the IRS and were threatening a lawsuit. If you should ever get one of those calls, hang up because it’s a scam. The Internal Revenue Service does not call you and threaten arrest or lawsuit … EVER! Be scam wise and never give out information via telephone to anyone calling that you did not request a call from




NEWS HEADLINES FOR 04/11/2018

ATTEMPT TO FLEE ENDS IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY

Two people were in custody shortly after 10 AM Tuesday morning after the driver of a vehicle traveling northbound on US 65 in Carroll County refused to pull over for authorities. A chase involving several law enforcement agencies; including aircraft surveillance was involved. The pursuit continued into Livingston County on Highway 139 and ended just north of Hale when the driver crashed into a ditch. One person was arrested on the scene while the other person tried to flee on foot.  The Livingston County Sheriffs Department said both suspects were in custody

FARM TRACTOR AND CAR COLLIDE IN ADAIR COUNTY                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A wreck on Highway 5, m miles east of Kirksville around 11:00 Tuesday morning. The patrol said a car driven by 76-year-old Linda Brewer of Kirksville collide with a farm tractor operated by John S. Nidbruegge of Kirksville. The farm tractor had moderate damage and was driven from the scene while the Brewer auto had extensive damage. Brewer was treated at a Kirksville hospital.

TWO VEHICLE BOONE COUNTY WRECK                                                                                                                                                          Two vehicles driven by Columbia residents were totaled after they collided at Route HH and Brown Station Road at 3:30 Tuesday afternoon. The patrol said 24 year old Courtney R. McKnight of Columbia failed to yield and pulled into the path of another vehicle operated by 27 year old Nathaniel S. Wallis of Columbia. McNight sustained only minor injuries

HIGHWAY PATROL MAKES AREA ARRESTS

A Kirksville woman was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop in Caldwell county around 4:30 Tuesday afternoon. 44 year old Lisa D. Stanek was charged with DWI (Drugs) as a Chronic Offender, speeding, failure to drive on the right side of the lane, no operator’s license (2nd offense) and no seat belt. She was transported to the Caldwell County jail on a 24 hour hold. A Hannibal man was arrested on 5 charges in Ralls County at 1:25 Monday morning. 22 year old Co`di M. Douse was charged with DWI/DRUGS as a prior offender, possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to place a vehicle not in motion as far right as possible and a felony possession of uncontrolled substance charges. And 27 year old Devon M. Davis of Chillicothe was picked up in Caroll County at 10:16 AM Tuesday on a resisting arrest charge as well as a Chillicothe PD warrant. Both were misdemeanor charges. He was transported to the Ray County jail with no bond.




AREA NEWS HEADLINES FOR 04/10/2018

BROOKFIELD DRIVER INJURED IN MONDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

A Brookfield driver sustained moderate injuries in a one-vehicle wreck on Route KK, 5 miles northeast of Purdon just before 8:00 Monday morning. The patrol report said 19-year-old Gabrielle Monstermann lost on the ice-covered roadway. Her vehicle ran off the road and struck a fence.

OWNER OF ALMIGHTY; S TOUCH MASSAGE IN CALLAO

A Callao business owner is now facing a couple of sex-related charges with his recent arrest . 46 year old Calvin Vose of Callao runs “Almighty’s Touch Massage” out of his home on East Second Street in Callao. Court documents state the female victim has gone to the business for a massage. She also told a Macon County Sheriff’s deputy that when she arrived, Vose instructed her to remove her clothing, lay on the massage table and cover herself with a towel. The woman told investigators that when Vose came into the room, he removed the towel and proceeded to touch her in a sexual manor. The alleged incident happened on March 21st and she reported it to law enforcement the very next day. Vose was arrested that same date and was taken to the Macon County Jail. He has since posted bond and released.

BUCKLE UP, PUT PHONES DOWN IN WORK ZONES

This is National Work Zone Awareness Week and the Missouri Department of Transportation is doing their part to make people more aware of the dangers a work zone presents. Unfortunately, work zone crashers are on the rise nationwide. 16 people were killed in work zone crashes last year. For information on work zone safety and a list of high impact work zones across the state, visit modot.org/workzones/ml.

TICK SEASON IS HERE

Now that spring is officially here, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services urges precaution against tick-borne illnesses as tick bites can transmit serious, potentially deadly illnesses  and they can be active anytime the ground isn’t frozen.




AREA NEWS HEADLINES FROM THE WEEKEND: April 7th-9th, 2018

 

SPRING TIME WEATHER LATER THIS WEEK

Even through it was a cold and wet Sunday for most of us, the forecast is indicating more seasonal weather for later this week. As for snowfall amounts, we’ve had numerous reports of around an inch or so, with the heaviest amounts along and north of Highway 24. South of that line, most of the snowfall was only visiable in limited areas. Monday’s forecast is still calling for cloudy and cooler type conditions, but by Tuesday we should be seeing Sunny skies and temperatures near 70 by Wednesday. We also have the possibility of showers and thunderstorms later in the week.

 

SEVERAL ACCIDENTS RESULT IN INJURIES

A 16 year old driver from Chillicothe received moderate injuries and a trip to a local hospital after failing to negotiate a curve on LIV 236, 2 miles west of Chillicothe Friday afternoon. Brendon S. Nelson overcorrected and the vehicle returned to the roadway and overturned. Around 11 o’clock Friday night, Brody L. Preston of Callao was behind the wheel on Emerald Street at Feather Avenue, 1 and a half miles east of New Cambria when his auto ran off the road and overturned. Preston and a 20 year old passenger, Paula M. Haun of New Cambria both had moderate injuries and were taken to a Columbia hospital for treatment. Then Saturday night just before midnight, 36 year old Stephanie. E. Dotson of Moberly was eastbound on Highway M, 5 miles east of Moberly when she crossed the centerline and went off the other side of the road and her vehicle collided multiple times with a ditch.

 

PATROL MAKES SEVERAL ARRESTS OVER THE WEEKEND

Several people were arrested over the weekend by State Troopers. Stephanie E. Dotson of Moberly was one of those individuals. She was cited for drug induced Driving while Intoxicated and failure to drive on the right half of the road resulting in a crash. 23 year old Tristan J. Easley of Fayette was arrested on a warrant for defective equipment late Friday afternoon. 19 year old Jacob A. Campbell of Mexico was arrested at 12:39 AM, Saturday and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance – Methamphetamine as well as 10 grams of less of Marijuana as a prior offender as well as possession of drug paraphernalia as a prior offender. 25 year old Charles A Griffin of Rocheport was charged with DWI and speeding at 1:53 AM Saturday. At 10:30 Saturday morning, 33 year old Gerald J. Morris of Columbia was arrested in Callaway county for felony possession of marijuana, felony possession of a controlled substance – Oxycodone, felony delivery of a controlled substance and a couple of misdemeanor warrents out of Jeff City. Ang 31 year old Derek L./ Gregory of Worthington was arrested in Adair County at 1;48 AM Sunday morning on a DWI charge.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD UNDERWAY FOR LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN

The Missouri Department of Transportation has launched a 30-day public comment period on an update of the state’s Long Range Transportation Plan. The Long Range Transportation Plan is a federally required process that sets the state’s 25-year vision for transportation. Missouri’s current plan was approved in February 2014, but new federal laws and regulations require additional content, including safety performance measures and targets.

In the previous effort, four goal areas were established:

·         Take care of the transportation system and services we enjoy today;

·         Keep all travelers safe, no matter the mode of transportation;

·         Invest in projects that spur economic growth and create jobs; and

·         Give Missourians better transportation choices.

MoDOT sought public input in the fall to determine if those goals were still valid, or if priorities had changed. Nearly 8,000 people participated in the online survey and submitted about 5,400 comments. Based on that feedback, the four goals above were validated and the updated plan adds a fifth goal:

·         Improve reliability and reduce congestion on Missouri’s transportation system.

For the first time, the plan also examines how Missouri should prepare for autonomous and connected vehicles.

The draft Long-Range Transportation Plan can be viewed online at www.modot.org/LRTP/, or at any MoDOT District Office. Those interested in offering comments on the plan can contact MoDOT by emailing LRTPcomments@modot.mo.gov Additional questions about the survey and the long range planning process can be addressed by calling customer service centers at 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636), or by mail to Transportation Planning, P.O. Box 270, Jefferson City, MO 65102. The formal comment period ends May 4, 2018.

The final plan will be presented to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for approval at its June 2018 meeting.

 

BOATER SAFETY CERTIFICATION COURSE OFFERED AT LONG BRANCH LAKE

A boater safety certification course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Long Branch Lake Corps of Engineers Visitor Center in Macon.  There is no fee for this course; however, students are required to pre-register online as seating will be limited.  There will be a break for lunch, but it will not be provided.  For more information, to register for the course, or to obtain a complete listing of where other courses are being offered, you may visit the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s website, www.mshp.dps.mo.gov.  A Boat Safety Education & Certification link can be found on the left side of the Patrol’s home page under “Training.”

Missouri law requires any person born after January 1, 1984, to carry a boater safety education certification card along with a picture ID anytime they operate a vessel, which includes personal watercraft, on Missouri lakes. 




AREA NEWS HEADLINES FOR FRIDAY – April 6, 2018

 

TWO DRIVERS INJURED IN CALDWELL COUNTY CRASH

Two Braymer drivers were injured in a Caldwell County crash at 2:55 PM Thursday afternoon. The patrol said the wreck occurred when two pickups met at a hill crest and collided on Catawba Road, 5 miles northwest of Braymer. 39 year old Christopher E. Waters was southbound and his vehicle crossed the centerline and was struck by a northbound pickup driven by 40 year old Kevin S. Leakey. Waters had serious injuries and was transported by Life Flight to Truman Medical Center. Leakey sustained moderate injuries and was transported by Chillicothe Ambulance to Liberty Hospital. The Caldwell County Sheriffs Office, Braymer Fire Department and Cowgill Fire Department provided assistance..

 

SNOW IN THE FORECAST??? REALLY???

The Missouri Department of Transportation officials urge motorists to drive with care and allow extra time for travel Today (FRI) and tonight as rain turning to snow is in the forecast.

MoDOT Central District Maintenance Engineer Jason Shafer said “The calendar may say it’s spring, but Mother Nature isn’t following suit and Drivers shouldn’t let their guard down. Snow showers in April can cause just as many problems as they do at other times of the year.”

MoDOT crews will carefully monitor road conditions and treat and plow as needed.

MoDot’s Traveler Information Map, located at modot.org offers the latest road conditions, as well as real-time traffic clow and traffic cameras that provide a view of traffic on the interstates. You can also call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT which is manned and answered 24-hours a day, seven days a week, all year long. Accumulating snowfall will be possible Friday into Friday evening. A hard freeze with temperatures in the teens is expected Saturday morning. Another chance of light accumulating snowfall is possible Sunday morning.

 

SPRING STROLL IN DOWNTOWN MOBERLY SATURDAY

The Moberly Downtown Association will be hosting the 3rd Annual Spring Stroll this Saturday throughout the downtown area. It’s an opportunity for those attending to go on a shopping adventure and keep the love local as you stroll through the downtown area. Most participating Stroll sponsors have a number of specials and other activities available throughout the day an encourage you to see and participate in the many things happening in downtown Moberly.

 

TODAY IS ARBOR DAY IN MISSOURI

Today is Arbor Day in Missouri and the Department of Conservation encourages Missourians to celebrate the value of Missouri trees and forests all month long by planting native trees and practicing proper tree care. Missouri has been observing the state's official Arbor Day on the first Friday in April since 1886 when the General Assembly declared that day be set aside for the appreciation and planting of trees. National Arbor Day is recognized on the last Friday of April, which is April 27 for 2018.

 

PATROL STUDENT ALLIANCE PROGRAM

On Saturday, March 10, 2018, 15 Troop B area high school students representing 14 high schools completed the 2018 Troop B Missouri State Highway Patrol Student Alliance Program.  The program was conducted at the Troop B Headquarters in Macon, MO, on Saturday, March 3, 2018, and Saturday, March 10, 2018.  During the two-day program, students were familiarized with many duties performed by a Missouri state trooper, and participated in hands-on activities such as firing a Glock pistol, stop and approach, and crime scene investigations.  The students observed a canine demonstration and heard presentations from several members and civilian employees of the Patrol.  The program, which targeted juniors and seniors in high school, was conducted to provide an opportunity for interested individuals to learn more about law enforcement and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. 

 

FREE GUIDED TOURS OF MORRISON OBSERVATORY THRU MAY 3RD

The Morrison Observatory is open and all sessions free to the general public every Thursday evening from 7:30 to 9:30 pm during April as well as on May 3rd. Guided viewing sessions, tours and comments on historical highlights of the facility will be provided and weather permiting visitors will have the opportunity to take in the many wonders of the night sky. The observatory is located at 504 Park Road in northwest Fayette, across from Fayette City Park and the swimming pool. The Morrison Observatory features a 12 1/2 -inch Clark refractor and a 10-inch reflecting telescope. One fact that many don’t know is the observatory was originally located in Glasgow. It was acquired by Central Methodist in 1927, and moved to its current location in 1935. For additional information call 660-248-6383




AREA NEWS HEADLINES – THURSDAY, APRIL  4, 2018

 

VEHICLES COLLIDE IN ADAIR COUNTY

A two-vehicle accident on US Highway 63, 2miles south of Greentop  at 7:45 last (WED) night resulted in minor injuries. The accident occurred when a northbound vehicle driven by 34-year-old Katrina A. Burgess of Memphis, MO was stopped in traffic when it was struck from behind by another northbound auto operated by 49-year-old Jenna M Lonberger of Kirksville. Burgess had received minor injuries and was transport to a Kirksville hospital by the for treatment. 

 

MAN ARRESTED TUESDAY ON FEDERAL DRUG CHARGE

KMIZ TV reports Callaway County deputies arrested 34-year-old Brian Robinson Tuesday afternoon after officers stopped a vehicle because of an ongoing narcotics investigation. Officers said they came in contact with Robinson because of an ongoing narcotics investigation. A K-9 unit was called to the scene and assisted. Robinson was wanted by Federal authorities for a federal drug charge. Robinson was later transferred to the custody of Federal authorities.

 

AUTHORITIES ARREST MAN AFTER CHASE

The Livingston County Sheriffs Department and Chillicothe Police assisted the Highway Patrol in apprehending an Orrick, MO man after a vehicle pursuit on US Highway36 in Caldwell and Livingston County just after 10:30 last (TUES) night. Spike strips were used to disable the vehicle and when it came to a stop, the driver attempted to flee on foot but was quickly apprehended. The chase originated in Caldwell County and ended just east of Chillicothe. The driver, 25-year-old Dakota E. Harth Spor was wanted on a felony Jackson County warrant for dangers drugs. Now he’s facing additional charges of Resisting Arrest by Fleeing, Driving while Revoked or Suspended, failure to register a motor vehicle, failure to maintain lane. At last word Harth Spor was being held at the Caldwell County Jail.

 

WORK ZONE AWARENESS WEEK

The emphasis on safety is part of National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 9-13.

The Missouri Department of Transportation reminds motorists to slow down and not be distracted when driving through construction areas. MODot wants everyone to get home safe and are encouraging everyone to “please pay attention and drive safely in work zones,”  In 2017, 13 people were killed in work zone crashes on state system routes and an additional three on the local system, for a total of 16 fatalities. Warmer weather will start a busy season of construction and maintenance work on Missouri’s roads and bridges. As a result, interstates and major roads will have numerous work zones set-up through the fall. There will be work zones along Interstates 70, 44, 64, 55, 270 and on U.S. Route 65. 




WEDNESDAY APRIL 3RD NEWS HEADLINES


TUESDAY APRIL 3, 2018 NEWS HEADLINES

                          

DON’T FORGET TO VOTE! – IT’S ELECTION DAY

Today is Election day for what’s commonly referred to as the municipal elections. A number of bond issues are on today’s ballot, along with candidates for School board, City and County positions and more. Polls opened at 6 AM and will remain open until 7 o’clock tonight.

 

METH CHARGES LANDS MAN IN JAIL

A Pacific, MO Man was arrested overnight in Randolph County on drug charges. 29-year-old Christopher J. Cox of Pacific, MO was arrested by a State Trooper at 9:21 PM and is now facing three charges including felony possession of Methamphetamine, driving while under the influence of drugs as well as a careless and imprudent driving charge. Cox was transported to the Randolph County jail in Huntsville.

 

FATAL ATV CRASH IN DAVIESS COUNTY

A Pattonsburg man was killed in a crash involving two ATV’s Monday night in Winston. The Patrol said 30 year old Dallas J. Allen of Pattonsburg was operating an ATV and had a passenger, 10 year old Carly J. Allen of Pattonsburg as another ATV being driven by 29 year old Robert A. Vessar of Hamilton slowed to make a turn. Allen’s ATV struck the Vessar ATV from behind. All were ejected as both units overturned. The accident occurred before 7 o’clock last (MON) night on MO Route 6 inside the City limits of Winston in Daviess County.

 

BAD CHECKS LANDS MAN IN ARKANSAS JAIL

KTVO.com reports authorities in Arkansas have picked up a man wanted for passing bad checks in Northeast Missouri. Adair County Sheriff Robert Hardwick said Monday that Matthew S. McCloud, 26, formerly of Brashear, MO was arrested in Benton, Arkansas while living under an assumed name. McCloud was wanted on four counts of passing a Bad Check in Scotland County. The Saline County Sheriffs office in Arkansas made the arrest Monday and McCloud is awaiting extradition back to Missouri.




WEEKEND NEWS SUMMARY (March 31, 2018 - April 2, 2018)

 

SNOWFALL TO START APRIL

Mother Nature wasn’t pulling any April fools pranks; instead she delivered precipitation in the form of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow with the heaviest of the snowfall right across North Missouri. Four to five inch snowfall amounts were common between highway 24 and Missouri Route 6 with lesser amounts toward the Iowa border and Interstate 70. Black ice and freezing fog a concern for travelers this morning and Thunderstorms are expected overnight tonight.

 

EARLY MONDAY MORNING WRECK RESULTS IN INJURY AND ARREST

A Cairo man was behind the wheel of a pickup on County Road 1330 in Randolph County early this (MON) morning. The patrol said 27-year old Kristofer J. Clickner lost control and his vehicle went off the left side of the roadway, about 2 miles north of Moberly. The truck overturned and became fully submerged in a tributary of Sugar Creek Lake. The driver was taken to Moberly Regional Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries. He was later arrested for driving while intoxicated-aggravated offender, driving while revoked, resisting arrest and careless and imprudent driving.

 

SEVERAL ACCIDENTS OVER THE WEEKEND

As you can imagine, a number of weather related accidents across the area Sunday. 54 year old Marvin E. Crawford of Keytesville sustained moderate injuries when his vehicle overturned after losing control on Route D, 3 miles east of Route 5 in Chariton County at 3:25 yesterday (SUN) afternoon. He was taken to Pershing Hospital for treatment. Just minutes earlier, 4 Milan residents were injured in a one-vehicle wreck on MO Route 6 in Sullivan County. Donna J. Smith Elder was eastbound and stopped in traffic when her vehicle was struck from behind by another auto operated by 65 year old Achenghe Issac Molla. Both drivers received minor injuries as did 17-year-old Ryley J. Head, a passenger in the Smith-Elder pickup. 59-year-old Mary M. Molla had moderate injuries. All received treatment at Sullivan County Hospital. Additional accident reports will be posted on-line at our website throughout the day.

 

MEXICO AUTHORITIES RESPOND TO PERSON WAVING GUN REPORT

Mexico Department of Public Safety responded to a report of a man waving a gun at 11:33am Friday in response to a report of a man waving a gun in the Garfield Park area of Mexico. Officers arrived and located the suspect vehicle in the 900 block of Tyronn Lue Boulevard. The driver ran from the stop and was taken into custody without incident two blocks later. 27-year-old Ty'Rek Williams of Mexico was arrested on an outstanding Audrain County warrant and the additional charge of Resisting Arrest. Following processing, he was taken to the Audrain County jail. The Audrain County Sheriffs Department assisted in the arrest. No gun was located.

 

AREA ARRESTS

Several area residents were arrested by the Patrol over the past few days. 27-year-old Kristofer Q. Clickner of Cairo was arrested at 4:30 AM this (MON) following an accident. Clicker faces several charges including felony Driving While Intoxicated as an Aggravated Offender, Felony Driving while Revoked third or subsequent offense, Felony Resisting arrest and Careless and Imprudent Driving. He was taken to the Randolph County Jail in Huntsville.34 year old James R. Laws of Buckling was placed under arrest at 10:15 PM Friday night for Driving while Intoxicated. Shortly before 5 PM Friday, 27-year-old Jamie L. Gresham of Hallsville was picked up in Shelby County on a Cole County Warrant for Possession of Marijuana and other drug related charges. He was taken to the Shelby County Jail and later released. 26-year-old Jacob S. Davis of Moberly was charged just after midnight Friday with DWI Felony Persistent Offender.


03/30/18

 

TEEN ARRESTED FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY   

An area teenager was arrested in Chariton County Thursday night on child pornography allegations.  The Highway Patrol report says 19 year old Steven T. Greer, of Prairie Hill, was taken into custody on accusations of felony possession of child pornography and furnishing pornography to a minor.  He was placed on a 24-hour investigative hold, pending formal charges. 

  

MODOT PROJECTS SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 9  

MoDOT has announced plans for a shoulder improvement project on Highway 36, around the Marceline Junction next month.  Crews will improve and repave the shoulders and replace guardrails on the ramps of the Highway 5/Route U interchange on 36, as well as several miles of 36, from just east of Brookfield to near Bucklin.  The work is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 9 and should be completed by the end of May.  Officials say traffic control will be in place at the work area and lane closures will be likely during the project.   They say at least one lane of 36 in each direction will remain open at all times. 

The recent wet weather has delayed a pair of north Missouri resurfacing projects.  Work on Route H in Livingston County and Route J in Carroll County has been delayed until the week of April 9…and will cause lane closures for about 10 days in the work zone. 

  

STATE CUTS FUNDING FOR SOBRIETY CHECKPOINTS    

Sobriety checkpoints will likely become fewer and farther between in the state of Missouri, after the Missouri House Budget Committee voted Thursday to cut funding for checkpoints.  The action drew quick criticism from several special-interest groups, who believe the checkpoints are a crucial part of the fight against drunk driving.  Legislators say the funding for the checkpoints will be shifted to more saturation patrols, which many feel are more effective and efficient at getting impaired drivers off the roadways.  The cuts will also effect funding for checkpoints by local law enforcement. 

  

PRESCRIPTION TAKE-BACK DAY AT LINN COUNTY HEALTH DEPT

The Linn County Health Department will hold a prescription drug take-back day on Tuesday, at their office in Brookfield.  Unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs can be dropped off for safe disposal, from 9am to 3pm Tuesday.  They can not accept sharps, glass, aerosol medications or bio-hazardous materials.  That prescription drug take-back day is Tuesday from 9am to 3pm at the Linn County Health Department in Brookfield. 

  

AUXVASSE TEEN INJURED IN THURSDAY COLLISION 

An Auxvasse teenager was treated for moderate injuries after his vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer on Callaway County Route 3, Thursday morning.  19 year old Cody Nitcher, of Auxvasse, was treated at University Hospital in Columbia after the accident, which occurred just after 10am. The patrol says Nitcher completed left turn into the path of the westbound semi. 

  

COLUMBIA MAN ARRESTED FOR FEBRUARY ROBBERY        

A Columbia man was arrested this week, in connection with a February robbery at a Columbia home.  26 year old Anthony Acton is being held in the Boone County jail, on a robbery charge and for failing to follow the court’s instructions on a previous robbery charge.  Acton is accused of pulling a gun on the victim in his home and taking cash.  Acton is also charged for allegedly robbing a man at gunpoint in an August incident. 




03/29/18

 

KIRKSVILLE MAN ARRESTED FOR CHILD ENTICEMENT

From ktvo.com:  A Kirksville man is behind bars after community tips resulted in a sting operation for child enticement.  45 year old Joseph E. Chistman, of Kirksville, was charged Wednesday with attempted enticement of a child.  Kirksville Police had received numerous complaints that Christman was sending inappropriate messages through social media accounts.  The Kirksville Regional Computer Crime Unit used an under cover social media profile of a 14 year old girl to make contact with the suspect, who allegedly agreed to meet the girl near a Kirksville park, where Christman was arrested. 

  

ANOTHER EDINA BUILDING CONSIDERED DANGEROUS    

Another dangerously dilapidated building in downtown Edina has prompted authorities to close off nearby roads and sidewalks.  Edina Police Chief Ryan Bishop says officers oversaw parking and road closures Tuesday, outside 302 East Lafayette Street on Highway 6, where the building’s south-facing windows had shattered overnight and a large crack in the structure had widened after a round of rain and wind.

  

NWTF ‘JAKES DAY’ FOR AREA YOUTH TO BE HELD SATURDAY  

The Missouri Department of Conservation and the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold a ‘JAKES DAY’ of free fun for area youth, this Saturday at Locust Creek Conservation Area, located near Milan.  The day’s events will include archery, shooting, fishing and other outdoor activities, from 8:30am to 1pm on Saturday.  Area youth age 6 thru 15 are invited to take part in the free event.  Preregistration is required.  Call Sullivan County Conservation Agent Sean Ernst at 573-673-7588 for more details. 

  

MOBERLY’S FLASHLIGHT EASTER EGG HUNT TONIGHT     

Moberly’s annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt will be held this (Thurs) evening at the Howard Hills Athletic Complex.  Kids age 10 and under are invited to take part in the annual hunt, which will begin tonight at around dark.  Your asked to bring your own easter basket or bag and flashlight for the event…and dress for chilly and damp weather conditions.  That’s tonight at dusk at Moberly’s Howard Hills Athletic Complex. 

  

WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER COLUMBIA BURGLARY    

The Boone County Sheriff’s Department arrested a 40 year old woman for burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia, Wednesday night.  Residents in the 5800 block of South Howard Orchard Road in Columbia reported the female suspect in their home, rifling through their belongings before running from the scene.   Officials found the woman, 40 year old Joyce Reynolds, nearby with items from the victims home.  She was charged with burglary, stealing and possession of drug paraphernalia




03/28/18

 

KIRKSVILLE TRUCK DRIVER INJURED IN ACCIDENT  

A Kirksville truck driver was treated for minor injuries after his tractor-trailer ran off Highway 63, just south of Millard, and overturned, at around 6:20am Tuesday.  53 year old Jimmy Stewart, of Kirksville, was the driver of the southbound semi.  The patrol says it ran off the left side of the roadway, struck a culvert and overturned, coming to rest on its side in the median.  Stewart was treated by ambulance personnel at the scene. 

  

WHEELING MAN ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY ATTEMPT    

A Wheeling man is in custody after an alleged early-morning burglary attempt was thwarted by a property owner.  The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department says the suspect, 34 year old Douglas Steven Coin, of Wheeling, was allegedly seen entering private property at around 6am Tuesday.  The property owner attempted to confront the suspect, but he fled the scene in a small pickup and a chase ensued.  The property owner was able to contact the Sheriff’s office and give a location for the vehicle.  Chillicothe Police and Livingston County Deputies responded, along with a K-9 unit, who was able to track Coin.  He was taken into custody on preliminary charges of attempted burglary and driving while revoked. 

  

CHILLICOTHE TEEN CHARGED AS AN ADULT     

A Chillicothe teenager was arraigned Tuesday in Livingston County and the 16 year old suspect is being charged as an adult, in connection with the February assault of a juvenile victim.  A probable cause statement identified 16 year old Matthew Miller, of Chillicothe, as the suspect in the case.  The juvenile victim and another alleged juvenile perpetrator are not named in the court documents.  The victim says the two suspects invited him to meet them at a rural Livingston County location to ‘hang out’.  During the incident, the two suspects are accused of assaulting, choking and tying up the victim and hitting him with a large rock, before he was able to free himself and escape.  Miller’s bond is set at $50,000 dollars cash-only. 

  

MACON TEEN FACING DRUG CHARGES   

A Macon teenager is charged with felony delivery of a controlled substance, after a traffic stop by a Macon County Sheriff’s Deputy, over the past weekend.  A probable cause statement accused 19 year old Jose F. Garcia, of Macon, of being in possession of a large amount of marijuana, along with items commonly associated with drug use, in his vehicle.  Garcia appeared for arraignment in Macon County on Tuesday. 

  

‘SMOKE TESTING’ WEDNESDAY IN PARTS OF COLUMBIA    

Drivers in downtown Columbia and near the Mizzou campus can expect some delays and lane closures this (Wed) morning, as crews will be doing smoke testing of sewer lines.  While the artificial smoke is non-toxic, non-staining and odorless, it could set off smoke alarms in buildings that use visual detection.  The tests help identify issues in the infrastructure of the Columbia sewer system. 




03/27/18

 

HEAVY RAINS CAUSE AREA FLASH-FLOODING  

Heavy rain caused major flash-flooding problems in the Moberly area Monday, along with parts of Chariton and Howard Counties.  Some locations received more than five inches of rain, which caused water over roadways in locations that do not normally flood…and also resulted in numerous reports of flooded basements in the area.  Moberly first responders were involved in several water rescues from submerged vehicles during the worst of the flooding.  The Missouri Department of Transportation says floodwaters have receded substantially overnight, but there are still a handful of secondary road closures this morning.  The latest information on high water closures is always available online at modot.org. 

  

SALISBURY DRIVER HURT AS VEHICLE HYRDOPLANES 

Heavy rain was a factor in a one-vehicle accident, which occurred just before noon Monday on Highway 24, just east of Clifton Hill.  The patrol says 21 year old Brooke Summerville, of Salisbury, lost control of her westbound vehicle when it hydroplaned on the wet driving surface.  It ran off the roadway and overturned, coming to rest on its top in the ditch.  Summerville sought her own treatment for minor injuries. 

  

TRENTON DRIVER TREATED AFTER VEHICLE OVERTURNS  

A Trenton driver escaped with only minor injuries after his vehicle ran off Highway 6, just west of Humphreys in Sullivan County, early Monday morning.  38 year old Joshua Vandevender, of Trenton, was treated and released at Wright Memorial Hospital after the accident, which occurred at around 4:45am.  The patrol says his eastbound vehicle ran off the roadway, struck a fence and ditch and overturned. 

  

KANSAS MAN KILLED IN MONDAY I-70 ACCIDENT  

A Kansas man was killed and a Tennessee driver suffered serious injuries in a Monday morning accident on I-70, near the 93-mile marker in Cooper County.  It occurred just before 8am.  The patrol says a westbound pickup, driven by 27 year old Alejandro Esparaza-Cardona, of Wichita, Kansas, had stopped in the roadway, due to a previous accident and Cardona had exited his vehicle.  He was struck and killed by a westbound tractor-trailer, driven by 28 year old Brian Tomlinson, of Dyersburg, TN.  After impact, the semi ran off the highway, struck the guardrail and then several trees.  Tomlinson suffered serious injuries and was treated at University Hospital.  

  

DAVIESS-DEKALB DETENTION OFFICER CHARGED    

A detention officer at the Daviess-Dekalb Regional Jail has been charged with two counts of sexual misconduct involving inmates.  Court documents accuse 27 year old Michael Byrd, of Bethany, in both Clinton and Daviess Counties.  The victims say Byrd forced inmates to engage in sexual acts on multiple occasions, including an incident at a rest area on I-35, while Byrd was transporting inmates from Jackson County.  Byrd is free on $15,000 dollars bond and is schedule for an arraignment next month. 




03/26/18

 

CHILD SERIOUSLY HURT AS PICKUP OVERTURNS  

A four-year-old child was seriously injured when a pickup overturned off Daviess County Route P, just east of Jameson, Saturday evening.  The child was transported by ambulance to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City after the accident, which occurred at around 6:30pm.  The patrol says an eastbound pickup, driven by 29 year old Andrew Adkison, of Jameson, ran off the roadway and overturned.  Adkison was treated for minor injuries at Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany. 

  

TEENAGER LIFE-FLIGHTED AFTER SUNDAY NIGHT CRASH   

A Saline County teenager was life-flighted to Columbia with serious injuries after her car ran off Highway 20, just after 10pm Sunday night.  17 year old Moradiance Wheeler, of Malta Bend, was the driver of the southbound vehicle.  The patrol says she suffered serious injuries when it traveled off the roadway, went airborne and struck an embankment.

  

TWO INJURED IN SATURDAY ACCIDENT ON HIGHWAY 63 

Two Columbia residents were injured in a one-vehicle accident, which occurred Saturday morning, just south of the Cairo junction on Highway 63.  59 year old Richard McKenzie, of Columbia, was the driver of the southbound vehicle.  The patrol says it ran off the roadway, just before 9am, and overturned, coming to rest on its passenger side in the median.  McKenzie and his passenger, 56 year old Debbie McKenzie, of Columbia, were both treated for moderate injuries at Moberly Regional Medical Center. 

  

PARIS DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURED FRIDAY  

A Paris driver was seriously injured in a Friday afternoon accident on Highway 24, just east of Moberly.  34 year old Arvell Tillman, of Paris, was taken to University Hospital for treatment after the accident, which occurred at around 3:20pm.  The patrol says he attempted to avoid another vehicle that had slowed to make a turn.  Tillman was seriously injured when his vehicle ran off the highway and overturned, coming to rest in a farm field. 

  

NINE ARRESTED AFTER MONTHS-LONG DRUG INVESTIGATION 

A months-long Randolph County drug investigation resulted in multiple arrests on drug charges on Friday.  Randolph County deputies and Moberly Police made a total of nine arrests on counts involving the distribution or delivery of a controlled substance.  Investigators say the North Missouri Drug Task Force made multiple undercover drug buys during the investigation.  Seven Moberly residents are charged, including Tara L. Belcher, Tyler H. Bennett, Charles L. Grosvenor, Tyler W. Kelsay, Austin Westberg, Thomas L. Miller, Jr., and Carl L. Bode.  Also charged are Bailer Coleman of Huntsville and Evan J. Hayes of DeWitt. 




03/22/18

 

BROOKFIELD POLICE INVESTIGATION GUNSHOT   

The Brookfield Police Department is investigating a shots fired incident, which injured a male victim, on the lot of Smith Motor in Brookfield.  It occurred at around 11am Wednesday.  Investigators say the victim was outside his vehicle, looking at other vehicles in the parking lot when he was struck by a single gunshot in the back.  He was driven by private vehicle to Pershing Memorial Hospital for treatment.  The victim and witnesses at the scene say they heard the gunshot.  Brookfield Police are investigating the incident with assistance by the Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control.  Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact Brookfield Police at 258-3385.

  

MEMPHIS STABBING SUSPECT ARRESTED  

The suspect in a Tuesday morning stabbing incident at a Memphis residence has been arrested and is in custody.  Police say 34 year old Curtis Anthony Cousins, of Washington, Iowa, was arrested Tuesday evening at a Memphis home.  He is charged with first-degree assault and is being held on $100,000 dollars bond.   Cousins is accused of stabbing a male victim multiple times, during a confrontation in the garage of a home on Dial Court in Memphis, early Tuesday morning.  The victim was hospitalized for treatment. 

  

FORMER SLATER POLICE OFFICER PLEADS GUILTY

A former Slater police officer pleaded guilty this week to a felony child endangerment charge.  30 year old Benjamin Thomas, of Slater was the suspect.  He was initially charged with second-degree sodomy, after he was accused of being involved in a relationship with a 16 year old female victim.  Saline County Prosecutors say the victim refused to cooperate in the prosecution, so they accepted Thomas’ guilty plea to a lesser charge.  Thomas will be placed on five years probation. 

  

COLUMBIA MAN CHARGED AFTER MARIJUANA SEIZED  

A Columbia man faces multiple charges after a suspicious package, which was shipped to a Boonville address, was seized and found to contain 22 pounds of high-grade marijuana, plus an undisclosed amount of cash.  Boonville Police and the MUSTANG Drug Task Force were involved in the investigation.  38 year old Kelvon Dow, of Columbia was arrested and is being held in the Cooper County Jail on charges of delivery and distribution of a controlled substance.  Investigators say more arrests are likely in the case. 

  

COLUMBIA POLICE SEEK MAN WHO TRIED TO PICKUP CHILD  

Columbia Police are looking for a male suspect, who allegedly tried to pick up an 11 year old boy, who was walking home from Fairview Elementary School, Tuesday afternoon.  The child says the man’s vehicle drove past him multiple times before he stopped and told the boy to get in.  The boy ran from the scene.  The suspect is described as a middle-aged white male with a white mustache and beard.  He was wearing a dark-colored baseball cap and a dark-colored shirt.  Columbia Public School officials were notified of the incident and have increased security at the school. 




03/21/18

 

PATROL RELEASES MORE ON OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released more details on an officer-involved shooting, which occurred Monday in Daviess County.  A suspect vehicle was identified as having been involved in a home invasion robbery in Ridgeway at around 10:45am Monday.  A Highway Patrol trooper pursued the vehicle on I-35 in Daviess County, until the vehicle ran off a Daviess County Highway and two occupants fled on foot.  The male driver allegedly fired shots at the trooper, who returned fire, striking the male suspect.  He is identified as 52 year old Elmer Martin Sorrell, of High Ridge, MO.  He was treated for his injuries at Liberty Hospital and faces multiple charges, including robbery, stealing, resisting arrest and assault on a law enforcement officer.  A female passenger, 55 year old Lisa Ann Legge, of Washington, MO was also arrested and is charged with burglary, robbery and stealing.  

  

DOWNTOWN LANCASTER BUILDING COLLAPSE  

City officials in Lancaster are working to determine what to do with a downtown building that collapsed early Tuesday morning.  Officials say the building, located on the northern part of the Lancaster Square, is over 100 years old and its flat roof and age are the likely factors which caused the collapse.  The owner, who lives in California, has been contacted, but city officials are hoping for emergency funding to demolish the building, which is leaning toward a neighboring business. 

  

MEMPHIS MAN WANTED AFTER STABBING INCIDENT  

A Memphis, MO man is being sought on a felony assault charge, after a stabbing incident, which occurred early Tuesday morning.  34 year old Curtis Anthony Cousins, of Memphis, is charged in the case and a male victim was treated at Scotland County Hospital for multiple stab wounds.  Court documents alleged that the stabbing occurred in the garage of a home on Dial Court, when the victim confronted Cousins about his interactions with a family member.   Cousins is believed to have fled the scene in a black Mitsubishi Lancer with Iowa license plates.  Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact Memphis Police. 

  

MOBERLY JOB FAIR TODAY (WED)   

The Moberly Job Fair will be held this afternoon at Municipal Auditorium.  The Moberly Chamber of Commerce says more than 40 area employers are expected to be on-hand for the event, which will be open from 2 to 6pm.  Applicants are encouraged to bring your resume and other information necessary to fill out an application, and be ready to interview.  Again, the Moberly Job Fair is today from 2 to 6pm at Municipal Auditorium. 

  

FORMER TEACHER NOW CHARGED IN TWO COUNTIES   

A former Moniteau County teacher, who is accused of having sex with a 16 year old student, has now been charged in Cooper County.  Clairyssa Lorenz was originally charged with statutory rape in Moniteau County.  She has now been charged with sexual contact with a student in Cooper County, as well.  Investigators say the charges involve the same 16 year old victim, but that incidents allegedly occurred in both counties in June and July of 2017. 




03/20/18

 

TWO-MONTH-OLD CHILD DEAD IN ROTHVILLE HOME 

Authorities are investigating the death of a two-month-old baby in a Rothville home.  Chariton County authorities received a 911 call from a residence in the 300 block of Main Street in Rothville, at around 10am Monday.  When investigators arrived, they found a two-month-old girl dead inside the home.  Officials have not said whether the child lived at that residence.  They have not released any names or any other details about the circumstances of the death.  An autopsy has been scheduled.  The investigation is being conducted by the Chariton County Sheriff’s Department, with assistance from the Highway Patrol. 

  

ROBBERY SUSPECT SHOT DURING FOOT CHASE BY TROOPER

Authorities say a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper chased two robbery suspects on foot Monday morning and returned fire and shot one of the suspects.  The Highway Patrol says a theft in progress was reported at a home in Ridgway, at around 10:45am Monday.  The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department provided a vehicle and suspect description and a trooper gave chase to a vehicle on I-35 before it crashed into a ditch.  Investigators say the male driver and a female occupant fled on foot, with the trooper pursuing.  The male suspect shot at the trooper, who returned fire.  Both suspects were taken into custody.  The male suspect was treated for injuries at a Kansas City area hospital. 

  

FIRE DAMAGES CAR IN BANK PARKING LOT  

Fire crews were called to the parking lot of a New Cambria Bank, Monday afternoon, where a car had caught fire.  Officials say the car suffered extensive damage under the hood, before firefighters were able to get it under control.  There were no injuries and no damage to any other vehicles. 

  

MOBERLY SUSPECT IN CUSTODY AFTER ARREST IN KENTUCKY

A Moberly man, who was wanted in connection with an alleged assault, was arrested in Kentucky.  Investigators say the suspect, 24 year old Matthew Graves, of Moberly, was accused of being involved in a fight in the parking lot of a Moberly business, at around 7 o’clock Friday morning.  One victim was treated for injuries.  Authorities say Graves fled the area and was arrested by authorities in Cadiz, Kentucky, on Sunday.  He is being held in the Christian County Jail on $100,000 dollars bond, pending extradition. 

  

COLUMBIA DRIVER HURT IN HIGHWAY 54 ACCIDENT 

A Columbia driver was treated for moderate injuries after his car ran off Highway 54, just west of Mexico in Audrain County, Monday afternoon.  It occurred at around 1:30pm.  The patrol says 36 year old Charles Campbell, of Columbia, lost control of his eastbound car and it ran off the roadway and struck an embankment.  Campbell was taken to University Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries. 




03/19/18

 

MACON WOMAN HURT IN SUNDAY MORNING ACCIDENT 

A Macon driver suffered moderate injuries in a Sunday morning accident on Highway 63 at the Route 22 junction in Boone County.  22 year old Beverly Huddleston, of Macon, was treated at University Hospital after the accident, which occurred at around 6:30am.  The patrol says she apparently fell asleep at the wheel of her vehicle.  It ran off the roadway and struck a guardrail face twice, coming to rest in the median. 

  

MARSHALL TEENS INJURED IN SATURDAY ACCIDENT  

Two Marshall teenagers were injured in a one-vehicle accident, which occurred at around Saturday afternoon, at around 4:40pm, on Highway 20 in Lafayette County.  19 year old Esmerelda Tinoco, of Marshall, was the driver of an eastbound car.  The patrol says it ran off the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned.  Tinoco and her passenger, 16 year old Ismael Tinoco, of Marshall, were both treated for moderate injuries at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall. 

  

THREE HURT IN FRIDAY ACCIDENT NEAR NOVINGER   

Three Kirksville residents were injured in a Friday afternoon accident on Highway 6, just west of Novinger.  It occurred just after 3:30pm.  The patrol says an eastbound vehicle, driven by 35 year old Le Petit Bunze, of Kirksville, was attempting to pass a line of cars when another eastbound car, driven by 29 year old Meris Kempamo Bile, of Kirksville, also pulled out to pass and the two vehicles collided.  Bunze’s SUV overturned off the roadway.  Three passengers in his vehicle sustained moderate injuries…35 year old Alidor Masingo, 33 year old Tersor Mpeti, and 32 year old Prince Yawenda, all of Kirksville.  They were all taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment. 

  

HAMILTON WOMAN HURT AS VEHICLE RUNS OFF I-35   

A Hamilton woman was treated for moderate injuries after a Friday night accident on I-35 at Shoal Creek in Clinton County.  54 year old Gina Saunders, of Hamilton, was taken to Liberty Hospital for treatment after the accident, which occurred at around 10pm.  The patrol says her vehicle was northbound in the southbound lanes of the highway, ran into the median and crashed into Shoal Creek, coming to rest on its drivers side.  

  

TWO SERIOUS INJURIES IN COOPER COUNTY CRASH   

A Sunday morning accident on a Cooper County highway seriously injured two occupants of the vehicle.  It occurred just after 6:20am. 21 year old Joshua Bailey, of Blackwater, was the driver…21 year old Caleb Miller, of Boonville, was his passenger.  The patrol says Bailey failed to negotiate a curve and the vehicle ran off the roadway, struck the ground, a utility pole, a fence and a tree and then caught fire.  Both occupants were taken to University Hospital with serious injuries.   

  

CENTRALIA AREA CHURCH DESTOYED BY WEEKEND FIRE  

A Saturday fire destroyed the Friendship Christian Church, located north of Centralia.   The Boone County and Little Dixie Fire Departments were called to the blaze, late Saturday afternoon, and found flames coming through the roof.  Additional assistance was called in from other local fire departments to get the fire under control.  Officials say the church building was a total loss.  The cause of the fire is under investigation. 




03/16/18

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE LOOK FOR MISSING JUVENILE 

Chillicothe Police are looking for a 13 year old juvenile, who was reported missing, just after 3pm Thursday.  Jayden Joseph Beltran was last seen in the 1500 block of Calhoun Street in Chillicothe.  He is about 5-1 and 100 pounds, with brown hair, brown eyes and a chipped front tooth and was last seen wearing a camo jacket with hood, blue jeans and navy blue shoes.  Anyone with information is urged to contact Chillicothe Police. 

  

MOBERLY MAN IN CUSTODY AFTER INCIDENT WITH GUN   

A Moberly man is in custody after authorities responded to a report of an incident with a gun in rural Randolph County, Thursday morning.  Deputies were called to the Deerfield Apartments, on County Road JJ west of Moberly, at around 3:45am.  They say the suspect, 23 year old Jeremy Allen Bell, of Moberly, allegedly pulled a gun during a confrontation in one of the apartments.  The other apartments were evacuated and officers entered the building and found that Bell had fled the scene.  He was later found, with the assistance of a K-9 unit, hiding in a wooded area near the residence.  Bell was taken into custody without incident. 

  

LA PLATA MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED WALMART THEFT 

A La Plata man is charged with attempting to steal from an Ottumwa, Iowa Walmart  last week.  The alleged incident occurred on March 5.  Authorities say Audra Owen Newcomer, of La Plata, and an accomplice, allegedly loaded up a Walmart shopping cart and tried to exit the store through a fire escape, where the accomplice waited with a getaway car.  Investigators say the incident was captured on security cameras.  Newcomer has pleaded not guilty to theft charges in the case. 

  

CLARK MAN SENTENCED TO 100 YEARS IN PRISON   

A Clark man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison, after a Chariton County Jury found him guilty of ten felony charges, including child molestation and enticement.  47 year old Alonzo Bernard Thorpe, of Clark, was tried in Chariton County on a change of venue from Randolph County.  The allegations stemmed from incidents, which occurred between 2011 and 2014 and involved two victims under the age of 14.  Thorpe was sentenced to ten years for each of the ten felony counts, to be served consecutively. 

  

CENTRALIA MAN ACCUSED OF RAPE        

A Centralia man faces rape and sodomy charges, after he was accused of attacking a female victim at his home.  The Boone County Sheriff’s Department says 40 year old Christopher Malloy, of Centralia, was arrested Wednesday.  Formal charges were filed Thursday and bond is set at $13,500 dollars. 




03/15/18

 

SERIOUS INJURY IN RALLS COUNTY CRASH

A driver from Center, MO was life-flighted to Columbia with serious injuries after his pickup ran off Route 19 in Ralls County, Wednesday afternoon.  The accident occurred, just north of Center, at around 1:20pm.  29 year old William Sullivan was the driver of the southbound vehicle.  The patrol says it ran of the roadway and struck a tree.  Sullivan was flown from the scene to University Hospital in Columbia. 

 

MISSING CARROLLTON MAN FOUND SAFE

A Carrollton man, who went missing Sunday, has been found.  The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department says Ross Flick was found alive.  He had been reported missing earlier this week, after he had not been seen or heard from since Sunday.  No further details on the disappearance have been released. 

 

MERCER COUNTY TEEN CHARGED IN FATAL ACCIDENT 

A Mercer County teenager is charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter, in connection with a fatal traffic crash, which occurred last fall.  Authorities arrested 17 year old Elijah Mandich, of Princeton, on Wednesday.  He is accused of operating a motor vehicle at excessive speed and using his cell phone while driving, in connection with an accident on Highway 65 in October of last year.  18 year old Saige Boswell, of Lineville, Iowa was killed in that collision.  Mandich’s Bond has been set at $25,000 dollars cash-only.  He is scheduled to appear for arraignment today (Thurs). 

 

CLINTON WOMAN CHARGED IN POLICE OFFICER’S DEATH

A Clinton woman, who was in the home where Clinton Police Officer Christopher Morton was shot and killed on March 6, has been charged with second-degree murder in the case.  Authorities say Tammy Widger was initially arrested on the day of the shooting and charged with possession of meth with intent to deliver.  Investigators say her criminal activity resulted in the incident that caused Morton’s death.  Officer Morton was shot and killed and two other officers were injured when they responded to a 911 call at the home.  The gunman, James Waters, was found dead inside the home.  His death is still under investigation. 

 

TWO ARRESTS MADE IN BOONE COUNTY SHOOTING

The Boone County Sheriff’s Department reports the arrest of two suspects in connection with a shooting incident, which occurred last week.  Deputies were called to the Gregory Heights subdivision on March 7, after multiple 911 calls reported gunshots.  Authorities then learned a young male victim was treated for a gunshot wound at a local hospital.  Two juvenile suspects have been arrested in the case this week…they were turned over to Juvenile Authorities, accused of first-degree assault, armed criminal action and felony resisting arrest. 

 

PALMYRA COUPLE INJURED IN WEDNESDAY ACCIDENT 

A Palmyra couple were both treated for moderate injuries, after their car ran off a Marion County road, just after 11am Wednesday.  53 year old Laurie Hobbs, of Palmyra was the driver of the southbound vehicle.  53 year old Brent Hobbs was her passenger.  The patrol says the vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a concrete post.  Both occupants were treated for moderate injuries at Hannibal Regional Hospital. 




03/14/18

 

ACCIDENTAL DEATH AT ADAIR COUNTY HOME    

The Adair County Coroner’s Office has released information on an accident, which killed a Brashear man over the past weekend.  It occurred Saturday morning at around 11am at a home on Twin Oaks Lane, outside Brashear.  Adair County Coroner Brian Noe says Matthew ‘Matt’ Bleything, of Brashear, was working under a car at his residence, when the car rolled off a railroad tie and pinned him under the vehicle.  Bleything was pronounced dead at the scene.  Noe says the death has been ruled an accident. 

 

MARCELINE MEETING TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON DYSLEXIA 

The Marceline Carnegie Library is set to sponsor an informational meeting on Dyslexia, tomorrow (Thurs) evening.  The interactive presentation is open to everyone.  Lachrissa Smith, a Dyslexic Consultant and school superintendent, will conduct the program, with lots of good information, including details on a new state law, which requires dyslexia screenings for all students.  The meeting will begin at 6:30pm tomorrow at the Walsworth Community Center in Marceline. 

 

BBB AND HAND-IN-HAND OPEN HOUSE EVENTS NEXT TUESDAY  

Brookfield Bright Beginnings Preschool will hold an enrollment open house next week…Tuesday evening from 5 to 6:30pm at the preschool on the Brookfield R-3 campus.  Parents and children are welcome to attend, meet the teachers, tour the facility and enroll for the 2018-19 school year.  The Linn County Area Career and Technical Center will also hold an open house Tuesday evening for their ‘Hand-in-Hand’ Lab School, also for preschool-age children.  The public is welcome from 5 to 6pm.  For more information, contact the Brookfield Preschool Office at 258-2445. 

 

MEXICO OFFICIALS RELEASE MORE ON FIRE VICTIM     

Mexico authorities have released the identity of the victim in a fatal fire, which occurred late Monday night.  84 year old Ruby Hamlett, died in the blaze, which caused extensive damage to her home.  Mexico Firefighters responded to the scene at around 11pm Monday.  They say flames were coming out of the back of the home when they arrived and firefighters were unable to get inside the home until they got the fire under control.  Hamlett’s body was recovered early Tuesday morning. 

 

CHAIN-REACTION ACCIDENT IN COLUMBIA INVOLVES 9 VEHICLES