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July 18, 2024

 

MAN INJURED IN MACON COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Shelbyville man was injured in an accident that occurred at 8:30am Tuesday in Macon County.  The patrol says that 64 year old Jeffrey Miller was on Highway 156 Five miles East of La Plata when his freightliner traveled off the right side of the roadway, he overcorrected, causing it to run off the left side, overturned and struck a fence.  He was transported by ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment of moderate injuries.


FOUR HURT IN TUESDAY MORNING WRECK

Four people from Coralville, IA were hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Tuesday morning in Pike County.  The highway patrol said it happened at 9:50am as 47 year old Viviane Joseph was northbound on US 61 at State Route NN when her vehicle began to hydroplane, ran off the left side of the road and overturned into the median.  Viviane Joseph along with her three passengers’ an 11 year old girl and two boys aged 17 and 15 respectively suffered minor injuries.  All four were taken to Pike County Memorial Hospital for treatment.


WOMAN HURT IN TUESDAY MORNING CRASH

A Holts Summit woman was hurt in a Tuesday morning crash in Montgomery County.  MSHP stated that 38 year old Magen Nichols was westbound on I-70 when her SUV hydroplaned and struck the concrete median barrier.  She was taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of minor injuries.  The crash happened at 10:45am Tuesday.







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July 17, 2024

 

MAN INJURED IN BOONE COUNTY ACCIDENT

A man was injured in an accident that occurred at 10:25am Sunday in Boone County.  The patrol says that 65 year old Timothy Plye of Urbandale, IA was on US 63 when he swerved to avoid an unknown object and his SUV exited the left side of the roadway, struck a road sign and overturned.  He was taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

TEEN KILLED IN EARLY MONDAY MORNING CRASH

18 year old Xavier Carpenter of Chester, VA was killed in an early Monday morning crash in Montgomery County.  The highway patrol said it occurred at around 5:50am as he was westbound on I-70 when his car traveled off the left side of the road and struck the median posts and then he overcorrected, causing his car to return to the road, went off the right side, struck a ditch, became airborne, skidded and struck a parked semi in a rest area.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

DRIVER HURT IN EARLY TUESDAY MORNING WRECK

A St. Clair driver was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck early Tuesday morning in Franklin County.  MSHP stated that 66 year old David Kramer was on Deerwood Trail when his truck ran off the left side of the road, went through the front yard of 5030 Stone Church Road and into a ditch.  He sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment.  The wreck happened after 5am Tuesday.






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July 15, 2024

 

COLUMBIA MAN KILLED IN BOONE COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Columbia man was killed in an accident that occurred at around 12:25am Friday in Boone County.  The report states that an officer with the Columbia Police Department notified Boone County Joint Communications that they had a motorcycle fleeing from a traffic stop. A Boone County deputy who was near Paris Road and Nelwood Drive spotted the motorcycle and attempted to stop it. However the suspect failed to stop resulting in a short pursuit.  He traveled south on Paris Road and west on Business Loop 70.  When the motorcycle reached the Providence intersection, he failed to stop for a red light and struck another vehicle within the intersection.  The man identified as 36 year old Daniel Edwards was ejected from his motorcycle and struck a traffic signal pole.  He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.  The police report also states that his license/privilege was revoked and he was found to be in possession of approximately 2 grams of what is believed to be meth.

 

GOVERNOR PARSON ORDERED FLAGS LOWERED TO HALF-STAFF IN HONOR OF BOONE COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT ASSISTANT CHIEF MATTHEW TOBBEN

Governor Mike Parson ordered U.S. and Missouri flags be lowered to half-staff at all government buildings in Boone County, the Fire Fighters Memorial of Missouri in Kingdom City, and firehouses statewide on Saturday, July 13, from sunrise to sunset in honor of Boone County Fire Protection District Assistant Chief Matthew Tobben. 

“Assistant Chief Matt Tobben’s life was defined by courageous, selfless public service,” Governor Parson said. “Within five days, Mr. Tobben took part in two daring rescues of flooding victims in dangerous swift water conditions, and that's just one example of his nearly 20 years of commitment to the wellbeing of his fellow citizens. Teresa and I extend our condolences to Mr. Tobben's loved ones as we keep them all in our prayers."

After heavy overnight rain led to the flooding of Bear Creek before dawn on July 8, Tobben assisted a firefighter with the Columbia Fire Department in the swift water rescue of two victims. The civilians and Columbia firefighter survived after the rescue boat overturned.

Tobben, 42, had joined the Boone County Fire Protection District on May 1, 2024, as Assistant Chief of Training. He had previously served nearly 20 years with the Union Fire Protection District, rising to the rank of Assistant Chief. Tobben had been a member of Missouri Task Force 1 since 2012 and rose to the rank of Rescue Squad Officer. He deployed to seven national disasters as a member of Missouri Task Force 1.

 

PLANNED ROADWORK FOR NORTHEAST MISSOURI

The following is a list of general highway maintenance work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the Northeast Missouri region for the next few weeks.

All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/.

Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region, in addition to the work mentioned below.

 

Audrain County

Route W – Now – July 19, CLOSED for City of Vandalia sewer project from East Washington Street to East State Street which began on Monday, June 24th at 7:00 a.m. and ending on Wednesday, July 17th at 6:00 p.m.

Route W – July 24 - 25, CLOSED for patching operations from Route K to Route BB between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route WW – July 22, CLOSED for patching operations from CR 538 to CR 557 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route WW – July 23, CLOSED for seal coat operations from CR 557 to CR 538 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Clark County

Route DD – July 22 - 25, CLOSED for patching operations from CR 95 to Route C between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Knox County

Missouri Route 156 – July 15 – 18, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from 0.50 mile before and after the Little Fabius River bridge between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Lewis County

Route C – July 15, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Missouri Route 6 at Ewing to Route BB between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Lincoln County

Missouri Route 79 – July 16, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Route B to Missouri Route 47 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Macon County

U.S. Route 36 (Eastbound) – July 23 – 24, LANE RESTRICTION for core drilling operations from Kellogg Street to Long Branch Lake Road between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. A 14-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

U.S. Route 36 (Westbound) - July 23 – 24, LANE RESTRICTION for core drilling operations from Long Branch Lake Road to Kellogg Street between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. A 14-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Marion County

Route D – July 15 -17, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Missouri Route 156 to Missouri Route 168 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route D – July 22 - 25, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Missouri Route 156 to Missouri Route 168 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route M – July 15, CLOSED for patching operations from Route D to Route A between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route M – July 16, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Route D to Route A between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Monroe County

Route F – July 25, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Route A to Missouri Route 15 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route J – July 22 – 23, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Missouri Route 151 to Missouri Route 15 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route J – July 24, CLOSED for seal coat operations from the Randolph County line to Missouri Route 151 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route P – July 15 - 16, CLOSED for patching operations from CR 346 to Missouri Route 15 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route P – July 17, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Missouri Route 15 to CR 344/346 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Montgomery County

Route NN – July 15, CLOSED, for patching operations from I-70 north outer road (Booneslick Road) to the end of state maintenance in Warren County between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route NN – July 16, CLOSED, for seal coat operations from I-70 north outer road (Booneslick Road) to the end of state maintenance in Warren County between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Pike County

U.S. Route 79 – July 15 – September 15, CLOSED for flood wall construction from Smith Street to Main Cross in Clarksville beginning July 15th ending September 15th.

Randolph County

Business Route 63 – July 15, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from U.S. Route 63 continuing to 1.0 mile west of U.S. Route 63 at Renick between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Schuyler County

Route F – July 15 - 16, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Missouri Route 136 to Missouri Route 202 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route J – July 17 - 18, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Quail Avenue to U.S. Route 63 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route Y – July 22 - 23, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Ranch Avenue to U.S. Route 63 between 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

Scotland County

Route CC – July 15 – 16, CLOSED for culvert replacement from Missouri Route 15 to CR 855 between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Route CC – July 17 – 18, CLOSED for culvert replacement from CR 855 to CR 901 between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Shelby County

U.S. Route 36 (Westbound) – July 16, LANE RESTRICTION for clean-up following a recent traffic incident approximately 5,500 feet west of Missouri Route 15 and U.S. Route 36 intersection between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Warren County

I-70 (Eastbound and Westbound) – July 17, LANE RESTRICTION for clean-up following a recent traffic incident 4,800 feet east of Route F overpass at High Hill beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17th through 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 11th.

Route NN – July 15, CLOSED, for patching operations from I-70 north outer road (Booneslick Road) in Montgomery County to the end of state maintenance in Warren County between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route NN – July 16, CLOSED, for seal coat operations from I-70 north outer road (Booneslick Road) to the end of state maintenance in Warren County between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.





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July 11, 2024

 

GOV. PARSON SIGNS FIVE BILLS INTO LAW

On Tuesday, during a bill signing at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson signed five bills into law: House Bill (HB) 1912, Senate Bill (SB) 872, HB 2134/1956, HB 2062, and SB 895.

"We thank Missouri legislators and the bill sponsors for getting each of these quality pieces of legislation to my desk," Governor Parson said. "Together, these bills represent our efforts to ensure a cleaner environment, a more simple and fair tax code, and, above all, our commitment to standing with Missourians in safeguarding their personal property rights against squatters and those whose aim to take what others have worked hard to achieve." 

The five bills Governor Parson signed into law are as follows:

Clarifies how s-corporation resident income tax credits are determined and applied. 

Clarifies processes and provides definition changes for the SALT Parity Act. 

Extends the Small Wireless Facility Development Act.

Provides an income tax deduction for federal broadband grants.

Provides a sales tax exemption for electricity production, extending current exemptions to cooperatives and smaller companies.

Corrects existing loopholes in state law regarding application of certain industrial waste byproducts on agricultural land by changing facility definitions, expanding regulations on industrial waste storage, establishing a Nutrient Management Technical Standard, and requiring annual sampling. 

Establishes the Protecting Missouri's Small Businesses Act. 

Strengthens the rights of personal property owners against squatters. 

Restricts Home Owner's Associations from prohibiting backyard chicken flocks. 

Prohibits local government from requiring churches and nonprofits to install electric vehicle charging stations. 

Provides that no county, municipality, or political subdivision shall impose or enforce a moratorium on eviction proceedings unless specifically authorized by federal or state law. 

 

MODOT SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON I-44 CORRIDOR STUDY

The Missouri Department of Transportation is conducting an environmental study, called Forward 44, of more than 250 miles of Interstate 44 from the Oklahoma state line to the Route 100 east interchange near Gray Summit in Franklin County. This summer, MoDOT is holding a series of public meetings and encourages the public to give input on their concerns and observations along I-44.

I-44 is a vital east-west link across Missouri. A 2008 study showed the aging route needs additional roadway capacity to accommodate the increased travel demand. Since the highway was built more than 50 years ago, evolving engineering standards and safety components mean many portions of I-44 are inconsistent with current design standards, and the pavement and bridges need repairs.

The Forward 44 project is an effort to update and validate the outcomes of that 2008 Purpose and Need Study and provide the opportunity for input from stakeholders and the public along the I-44 corridor.

The public is invited to attend one of the public meetings listed below:

Wednesday, July 17, from 4–7 p.m. at St. Clair City Hall, 1 Paul Parks DriveSt. ClairMO 63077 

Thursday, July 18, from 5–7 p.m. at Rolla City Hall, 901 N. Elm St., Rolla, MO 65401 

Tuesday, July 23, from 4:30–6 p.m. at the Joplin Public Library, 1901 E. 20th St.JoplinMO 64804 

Thursday, July 25, from 4:30–6 p.m. at Crossway Baptist Church2900 N. Barnes Ave.SpringfieldMO 65803 

Wednesday, August 14, from 4–7 p.m. at the Wallace Center325 Harwood Ave.LebanonMO 65536 

The public is welcome to attend the session and location that is most convenient. All meetings will share the same information which will also be available on the project website. The public will be able to provide comments in person or online at modot.org/forward44 from July 10 through Aug. 21. 

For more information on the I-44 Corridor Study, call MoDOT at ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or visit the Forward 44 website for the latest updates and to sign up for Forward 44 news.





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July 10, 2024

 

GOV. PARSON SIGNS FOUR BILLS INTO LAW

On Tuesday, during a bill signing at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson signed four bills into law: House Bill (HB) 2057, Senate Bill (SB) 894, SB 756, and SB 754.

"We are proud to sign these bills today, demonstrating the General Assembly's and Governor's Office's commitment to good governance," Governor Parson said. "We are especially proud to finally get Blair's Law across the finish line once and for all. Unrelated provisions forced our hand in preventing passage last year, but this year, we celebrate a yearslong effort by Blair's family and friends to help ensure such a tragedy doesn't happen again." 

The four bills Governor Parson signed into law are as follows:

Exempts streaming providers (e.g. Netflix) from paying separate local use fees in addition to those already levied on video service providers. 

Establishes the Right to Start Act, Small Business Regulatory Fairness Act, Office of Entrepreneurship, and Regulatory Sandbox Act.

Establishes Blair's Law, Max's Law, and Valentine's Law. 

Ensures matching punishment under the law for drug trafficking of crack cocaine and powder cocaine. 

Creates stricter punishments for armed criminal action, repeat offenders, endangering the welfare of a child, and unlawful firearm possession. 

 

MOBERLY POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS

The following incidents/arrests were investigated by the Moberly Police Department between the hours of 7am on 7/03/24 and 7am 7/05/24.

 

On July 3, 2024, Moberly Officers responded to the area of Highway 63 near US 24 in reference to a male subject walking in the roadway. Officers contacted 33-year-old Steven Eravi and attempted to detain him due to an earlier call for a peace disturbance. Eravi ignored commands and pulled away from the officers. Eravi was taken into custody and later transported to the Randolph County Jail.

 

On July 4, 2024, a Moberly Officer contacted 33-year-old Aaron Plymesser-Hansen on Sturgeon near Burkhart St. Hansen was placed under arrest for a probation violation warrant. Officers located numerous individually packaged baggies of suspected methamphetamine on Hansen’s person. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Randolph County Jail.

 

On July 4, 2024, Moberly Officers responded to Allendale Manor in reference to a large peace disturbance involving a male that brandished a handgun at a crowd of people. A vehicle left the area and was located nearby by Officers. The 32-year-old driver of the vehicle was placed under arrest for unlawful use of a weapon and assault 1st. The man was later transported to the Randolph County Jail.

 

On July 4, 2024, a Moberly Officer contacted a 39-year-old man who was riding his bicycle without a light at night. The officer located a suspected drug pipe and methamphetamine on the ground near where the man stopped his bicycle. The man was placed under arrest and transported to the Randolph County Jail.


 




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July 9, 2024

 

MSHP: PRELIMINARY REPORTS INDICATE EIGHT TRAFFIC FATALITIES, ZERO BOATING FATALITIES & ONE DROWNING MISHAP OVER JULY 4TH HOLIDAY COUNTING PERIOD

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the following 2024 July Fourth holiday statistics for the counting period of 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 3, through 11:59 p.m., Sunday, July 7, 2024:

2024 July Fourth Holiday Boating Statistics

Troopers worked ten boating crashes, which included seven injuries and zero fatalities. Troopers made 11 boating while intoxicated arrests. One person drowned over the holiday weekend. The drowning occurred in Troop D.

[In 2023, there were 11 boating crashes, which included two injuries and no fatalities. One person drowned during last year's July Fourth holiday. Troopers made 10 boating while intoxicated arrests over last year’s July Fourth holiday weekend.]

The drowning occurred on Saturday, July 6, 2024. Craig H. Olson, 60, of Shawnee, KS, was swimming near a vessel, went under the water, and did not resurface. He was not wearing a life jacket. Cedar County Deputy Coroner Joe Trussel pronounced Olson dead at the scene. The incident occurred at Stockton Lake in the first cove west of the Stockton Dam.

2024 July Fourth Holiday Traffic Statistics

Troopers worked 382 traffic crashes, which included 159 injuries and eight fatalities. Troopers also made 147 DWI arrests.

One traffic fatality occurred in the Troop I, Rolla area. Two fatalities occurred in both the Troop C, Weldon Spring, and Troop D, Springfield areas. Three fatalities occurred in the Troop B, Macon, MO, area.

 

GOV. PARSON SIGNS SB 1388, SUPPORTING BILLIONS IN BUSINESS INVESTMENT

On Monday, Governor Mike Parson signed Senate Bill (SB) 1388 during a ceremony at the KC NExT construction site near the Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC) managed by Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies (FM&T). Governor Parson was joined by Honeywell FM&T representatives as well as state and local elected leaders, including bill sponsors Representative Chris Brown, Representative Anthony Ealy, and former Senator Greg Razer. 

"Missouri is on the move. Our economy continues to grow and businesses are finding success all across our state, including right here in Kansas City," Governor Parson said. "We're proud to sign this legislation today to help pave the way for nearly $2.5 billion in investment and thousands of high-paying jobs in the coming years at the KC NExT campus. This legislation is a testament to the success our state can achieve when government removes roadblocks and works alongside our business and industry partners." 

SB 1388 authorizes a state and local sales tax exemption for all sales and purchases of tangible personal property, building materials, equipment, fixtures, manufactured goods, machinery, and parts for the expansion of the National Nuclear Security Administration campus in Kansas City MO. 






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July 8, 2024

 

TWO SERIOUSLY INJURED IN BOONE COUNTY ACCIDENT

Two St. Joseph residents were seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 4pm Saturday in Boone County.  The patrol says that 71 year old Dennis Lincoln was on Route O when his motorcycle traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck the ground, became airborne and overturned.  Both Lincoln and his passenger 67 year old Peggy Tyler were taken to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries. 

 

MAN INJURED IN SATURDAY NIGHT INCIDENT

23 year old Jeffrey Berhorst of Canton was injured in a Saturday night incident in Lewis County.  The highway patrol said it happened at 9:30pm as he was on MO 16 when his motorcycle struck a deer in the road.  He was transported by ambulance to Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

PLANNED ROADWORK FOR NORTHEAST MISSOURI

The following is a list of general highway maintenance work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the Northeast Missouri region for the next few weeks.

All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/.

Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region, in addition to the work mentioned below.

 

Audrain County

Route W – Now – July 17, CLOSED for City of Vandalia sewer project from East Washington Street to East State Street beginning on Monday, June 24th at 7:00 a.m. and ending on Wednesday, July 17th at 6:00 p.m.

Route W – July 16 – 17, CLOSED for patching operations from Route K to Route BB between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route AA – July 18, CLOSED for patching operations from U.S. Route 54 to Route K between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route WW – July 15, CLOSED for patching operations from CR 538 to CR 557 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Knox County

Missouri Route 156 – July 10 – 18, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from 0.50 mile before and after the Little Fabius River bridge between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Route V – July 8 – 9, CLOSED for bridge maintenance from Route HH to Route AA between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Lewis County

Route C – July 8, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Route P to Route BB between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Route C – July 9, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Missouri Route 6 to Route BB between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Route E – July 10, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Route K to Route A between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Lincoln County

U.S. Route 61 Outer Road (John Deere Drive) – July 11, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Route C to South Lincoln Drive between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

U.S. Route 61 Outer Road - July 15, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Route U to the end of the service road between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

U.S. Route 61 Outer Road (Davis Road) July 16 – 17, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Route KK to the end of state maintenance between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Marion County

Missouri Route 168 – July 8, CLOSED for patching operations from Route Z in Shelby County to Route D between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route D – July 15 -18, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Missouri Route 156 to Missouri Route 168 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route M – July 8 - 9, CLOSED for patching operations from Route D to Route A between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route M – July 10 - 11, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Route D to Route A between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Monroe County

Route A – July 9 - 11, CLOSED for patching operations from U.S. Route 24 to Route J between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route J – July 8, CLOSED for patching operations from Missouri Route 15 to Missouri Route 151 between 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Route P – July 15 – 16, CLOSED for patching operations from Missouri Route 15 to CR 344/346 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route P – July 17 - 18, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Missouri Route 15 to CR 344/346 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Montgomery County

Route FF – July 8, CLOSED for patching operations from Route E to the end of state maintenance between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route FF – July 9, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Route E to the end of state maintenance between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route NN – July 10, CLOSED, for patching operations from I-70 north outer road (Booneslick Road) to the end of state maintenance in Warren County between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route NN – July 15, CLOSED, for seal coat operations from I-70 north outer road (Booneslick Road) to the end of state maintenance in Warren County between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Pike County

U.S. Route 79 – July 15 – September 15 – CLOSED for flood wall construction from Smith Street to Main Cross beginning July 15th ending September 15th.

Schuyler County

Route C – July 8 - 10, CLOSED for seal coat operations from U.S. Route 136 to Route N between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route F – July 10 - 11, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Missouri Route 136 to Missouri Route 202 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route J – July 17 - 18, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Quail Avenue to U.S. Route 63 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route Y – July 15 - 16, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Ranch Avenue to U.S. Route 63 between 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route CC – July 9, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Route C to the Iowa state line between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Scotland County

Route CC – July 8 - 9, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Missouri Route 15 to CR 855 between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Route CC – July 10 -11, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 855 to CR 901 between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Shelby County

U.S. Route 36 (Westbound) – July 16, LANE RESTRICTION for clean-up following a recent traffic incident approximately 5,500 feet west of Missouri Route 15 and U.S. Route 36 intersection between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Missouri Route 168 – July 8, CLOSED for patching operations from Route Z to Route D in Marion County between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Warren County

I-70 (Eastbound and Westbound) – July 10, LANE RESTRICTION for clean-up following a recent traffic incident 4,800 feet east of Route F overpass at High Hill beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10th through 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 11th.

Route NN – July 10, CLOSED, for patching operations from I-70 north outer road (Booneslick Road) in Montgomery County to the end of state maintenance in Warren County between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route NN – July 15, CLOSED, for seal coat operations from I-70 north outer road (Booneslick Road) to the end of state maintenance in Warren County between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.





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July 3, 2024

 

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AWARDS $40,000 GRANT TO KEYTESVILLE

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a $40,000 Clean Water Engineering Report Grant to the city of Keytesville to evaluate the city’s wastewater system. 

The grant offers funding to qualified communities to help cover engineering costs of evaluating wastewater system improvements. Keytesville will use the grant to identify wastewater system improvements needed to continue reliable service to the area, meet permit requirements and reduce stormwater infiltration into sewer collection pipes. The facility plan should be complete in November 2025.

 

GOV. PARSON ORDERS CAPITOL DOME TO SHINE RED, WHITE AND BLUE FOR 4TH OF JULY 

On Monday, Governor Mike Parson ordered the Missouri State Capitol dome to shine red, white, and blue the evening of July 4, 2024, in celebration of the Independence Day holiday.

"The Fourth of July is a time honored tradition in this country when, as Americans, we come together to celebrate and remember the founding of our great nation and the freedoms we enjoy today," Governor Parson said. "As we gather together in celebration, we also remember the sacrifices of those who came before us. It is our honor to light the Capitol dome as a symbol of Missourians' unwavering patriotism, and the First Lady and I wish all Missourians a happy and safe Independence Day full of quality time with family and friends." 

Governor Parson has also directed state offices to be closed on Friday, July 5, to allow state team members more time with their loved ones over the Fourth of July holiday.

 

PLANNED ROADWORK FOR NORTHEAST MISSOURI

The following is a list of general highway maintenance work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the Northeast Missouri region for the next few weeks.

All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/.

Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region, in addition to the work mentioned below.

Audrain County

Route W – June 24 – July 17, CLOSED for City of Vandalia sewer project from East Washington Street to East State Street beginning on Monday, June 24th at 7:00 a.m. and ending on Wednesday, July 17th at 6:00 p.m.

Knox County

Missouri Route 156 – July 2 – 3, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from 0.50 mile before and after the North River bridge between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Missouri Route 156 – July 10 – 11, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from 0.50 mile before and after the Little Fabius River bridge between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Route V – July 8 – 9, CLOSED for bridge maintenance from Route HH to Route AA between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Lewis County

Route C – July 1 – 3 & 8, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Route P to Route BB between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily.

Route C – July 9, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Missouri Route 6 to Route BB between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Route E – July 10, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Route K to Route A between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Lincoln County

Missouri Route 79 – July 3, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Route CC to Missouri Route 47 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route M – July 8, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Missouri Route 79 to Sterling Harbor Road between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route CC – July 1 – 2, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Route W to Missouri Route 79 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Macon County

Route J – July 1 - 2, CLOSED for bridge maintenance from Route O to Hacksaw Road between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Marion County

Missouri Route 168 – July 8, CLOSED for patching operations from Route Z in Shelby County to Route D between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route C – July 1, CLOSED for patching operations from Route K to Missouri Route 168 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route D – July 11, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Missouri Route 156 to Missouri Route 168 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route M – July 8 - 9, CLOSED for patching operations from Route D to Route A between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route M – July 10 - 11, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Route D to Route A between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Monroe County

Route A – July 9 - 11, CLOSED for patching operations from U.S. Route 24 to Route J between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route J – July 1, CLOSED for patching operations from Missouri Route 151 to the Randolph County line between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route J – July 2 – 3 & 8, CLOSED for patching operations from Missouri Route 15 to Missouri Route 151 between 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

Montgomery County

Route FF – July 1 - 3, CLOSED for patching operations from Route E to end of state maintenance between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route FF – July 8, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Route E to the end of state maintenance between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route NN – July 9 – 10, CLOSED, for patching operations from I-70 north outer road (Booneslick Road) to the end of state maintenance in Warren county between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Randolph County

Route D – July 9 – 11, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Route C to Route BB between 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route DD – July 1 – 3 & 8, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from CR 1650 to CR 1220 between 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

Schuyler County

Route C – July 1, CLOSED for patching operations from Route CC to U.S. Route 136 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route C – July 2, CLOSED for seal coat operations from U.S. Route 136 to Route N between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route F – July 8 - 9, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Missouri Route 136 to Missouri Route 202 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route J – July 10 - 11, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Quail Avenue to U.S. Route 63 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route Y – July 8 - 9, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Ranch Avenue to U.S. Route 63 between 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route CC – July 3, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Route C to the Iowa state line between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Scotland County

Route CC – July 1 - 2, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Missouri Route 15 to CR 855 between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Route CC – July 3 & 8, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 855 to CR 901 between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Shelby County

Missouri Route 168 – July 8, CLOSED for patching operations from Route Z to Route D in Marion County between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Warren County

I-70 (Eastbound and Westbound) – July 10, LANE RESTRICTION for clean-up following a recent traffic incident 4,800 feet east of Route F overpass at High Hill beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10th through 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 11th.

Route NN – July 9 – 10, CLOSED, for patching operations from I-70 north outer road (Booneslick Road) in Montgomery County to the end of state maintenance in Warren County between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.





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June 28, 2024

 

MOBERLY POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS

The following incidents/arrests were investigated by the Moberly Police Department between the hours of 7am on 6/24/24 and 7am 6/26/24.

 

On June 24, 2024, Moberly Officers contacted 35-year-old Charles Ray Baker on Kennedy Dr. Baker was placed under arrest for 4 active Randolph County felony warrants. Baker was transported to the Randolph County Jail.

 

On June 24, 2024, Moberly Officers responded to an assault in the 1500 block of S. Morley St. Officers learned that 50-year-old Robert Liese entered a neighboring residence and assaulted two men. Liese was placed under arrest for burglary 1st and transported to the Randolph County Jail.

 

On June 25, 2024, a Moberly Officer observed a 36-year-old man trespassing on Railroad property. The officer attempted to contact the man and he ran from the officer. The officer apprehended the man after a short foot chase. The officer located two bags of suspected methamphetamine believed to have been dropped by the suspect. The man was placed under arrest for trafficking drugs and resisting arrest. The man was transported to the Randolph County Jail.

 

MDC REMINDS EVERYONE THAT FROGGING SEASON KICKS OFF ON SUNDAY

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages the public to discover nature during frogging season. Beginning June 30 at sunset through Oct. 31, those with a fishing permit or small-game hunting permit may go frogging for bullfrogs and green frogs.

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 bank of waters where frogging.

MDC notes that daily limits end at midnight. Froggers who catch their daily limits before midnight and want to return for more frogging after midnight must remove the daily limit of previously caught frogs from the waters or banks before returning.

The public can go frogging with a fishing or small-game hunting permit, but children 15 and under and Missouri residents 65-years and older are not required to have a permit.

Those using a fishing permit may take frogs by hand, hand net, atlatl, gig, bow, trotline, throwline, limb line, bank line, jug line, snagging, snaring, grabbing, or pole-and-line.

With a small-game hunting permit, frogs may be harvested using a .22-caliber or smaller rimfire rifle or pistol, pellet gun, atlatl, bow, crossbow, or by hand or hand net. The use of artificial light is permitted when frogging.

After frogging, be sure to browse recipes for your quarry by visiting MDC online at https://short.mdc.mo.gov/Zxz.

MISSOURI OPENS REGISTRATION FOR FREE HEALTH AND WELLNESS CONFERENCE FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

The Missouri Department of Public Safety will host a free two-day First Responders Health & Wellness Conference at the Lake of the Ozarks this fall. Because first responders face stresses and are exposed to traumatic events that do not come with other professions, the unique conference will focus on improving health and well-being for members of the fire service, law enforcement, EMS, dispatchers, corrections officers, and first-responder agency chaplains. 

“Supporting Missouri first responders is an important part of our public safety priorities, including helping them build resilience to deal with the pressures and strains they can face because of the nature of their work,” Governor Mike Parson said. “This health and wellness conference will bring together a lineup of experts to provide practical guidance in dealing with traumatic events, building peer-support teams and balancing family life with their careers.”

“Under Governor Parson’s leadership, our public safety funding has moved beyond equipment and tactical training to include supporting first responder mental health and wellness,” Department of Public Safety Director Sandy Karsten said. “In 2022, DPS launched a free first responder critical incident stress management training program to help build peer-support teams across the state. This conference will help bolster this critical support of Missouri’s first responders.”  

A brief video highlighting the Critical Incident Stress Management training program is available here.

Registration for the free conference, which includes meals for attendees and lodging for those who reside over 60 miles from the conference site, has opened for up to 300 first responders. The conference will be held Oct. 24-25, 2024, at the Lodge of the Four Seasons, 315 Four Seasons Drive, Lake Ozark, MO 65049. Conference check-in is on the afternoon of Oct. 23, with lodging provided the 23rd and 24th. The conference is open to law enforcement, the fire service, EMS, dispatchers, corrections officers and chaplains.

The conference registration link is here.





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June 27, 2024

 

TEEN HURT IN TUESDAY EVENING MISHAP

A Macon teen was hurt in a Tuesday evening mishap in Macon County.  The highway patrol said it happened at 10pm on private property 4 miles southwest of Macon off Highway BB as a 17 year old boy from Callao was traveling up a hill when his truck experienced a mechanical failure and began to roll backwards causing his passenger to fall from the towed unit of the truck.  The 17 year old boy from Macon was taken to Samaritan Hospital in Macon for treatment of minor injuries.

 

DRIVER HURT IN TUESDAY NIGHT WRECK

67 year old Robert Fry of Taylor was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Tuesday night in Marion County.  MSHP stated that he was on US 24 when his car traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a guardrail, returned to the road and then went off the left side and struck a bridge wall.  He sustained minor injuries and was taken to Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL for treatment.  The wreck happened at 10pm Tuesday.

 

WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Sullivan woman was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 6:15pm Monday in Franklin County.  The patrol says that 72 year old Harold Harrison of Sullivan was stopped in eastbound traffic on the North Service Road when his car was struck from behind by an SUV driven by 28 year old Hannah Stuckey.  She was transported by ambulance to Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan with serious injuries. 

 

Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 24-08 Extending State of Emergency in Preparation for Potential Missouri River Flooding 

On Wednesday, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 24-08 extending the current State of Emergency declaration in preparation for potential flooding along the Missouri River over the coming days. Governor Parson first declared a State of Emergency on May 2, 2024, through Executive Order 24-06 in response to severe weather.

“We have seen the tremendous, destructive force of flooding this past week in neighboring states to our north and must ensure resources are available should flooding threaten areas of our state,” Governor Parson said. “This extension allows us to be ready to respond and support our communities. We encourage Missourians to follow their local forecasts and have preparations in place to protect themselves and their loved ones.”

Extending the State of Emergency ensures the state can directly assist local jurisdictions, allowing increased flexibility and capacity to support response and recovery efforts. A State of Emergency is also the first step required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to seek a major disaster declaration if statewide damages meet federal thresholds for Missouri. 

Executive Order 24-08 will expire on July 31, 2024, unless otherwise terminated or extended.

 

Governor Parson to Host Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl LVIII and LVII Lombardi Trophies at Missouri State Capitol

On Tuesday, Governor Mike Parson announced that he will host a public viewing of the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl LVIII Lombardi Trophy as well as the Super Bowl LVII Lombardi Trophy at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City. The event will take place Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

"We are excited to have this special opportunity to host both the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl LVIII and LVII Lombardi Trophies at the same time here at the State Capitol," Governor Parson said. "Missouri is proud of our back-to-back Super Bowl champions. We look forward to continuing this, now, annual event at the State Capitol and hope Missourians from all corners of the Red Kingdom will join us to celebrate." 

The back-to-back Super Bowl Trophies will be displayed in the State Capitol Rotunda (1st floor) in a custom GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium backdrop.

The event is free and open to the public. Visitors will need to enter the Capitol through the main security entrance (south side) where they will then follow verbal and posted directions to the trophy viewing area. Attendees will have a photo opportunity with the trophy and state staff members will be present to assist.  






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June 25, 2024

 

TWO HURT IN SCOOTER INCIDENT

Two Callao boys were hurt in a scooter incident Saturday night in Macon County.  MSHP stated that a 15 year old boy and his passenger a 5 year old boy were riding a scooter on Chestnut Street in Callao when they failed to negotiate a turn and it ran off the left side of the road and crashed, ejecting both from the scooter.  The 5 year old boy was taken to Samaritan Hospital in Macon for treatment while the 15 year old boy decided to seek own treatment for minor injuries.  The incident happened at 8:30pm Saturday.

 

TWO INJURED, ONE SERIOUSLY IN LINCOLN COUNTY ACCIDENT

Two people from Troy were injured, one seriously in an accident that occurred at 8:20am Sunday in Lincoln County.  The patrol says that 53 year old Bryan Williams was on a scooter on Highway W when it suffered a equipment failure and it traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned.  Williams was taken to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis with serious injuries while his passenger 49 year old Denise Ray sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment.

 

WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN UTV ROLLOVER 

25 year old Bridget Dennison of St. Louis was seriously injured in a UTV rollover crash Saturday night in Pike County.  The highway patrol said it happened at 8:40pm as she was on a private trail on Pike County Road 260 when she failed to negotiate a curve and it overturned.  She was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries.


 




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June 24, 2024

 

PLANNED ROADWORK FOR NORTHEAST MISSOURI

The following is a list of general highway maintenance work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the Northeast Missouri region for the next few weeks.

All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/.

Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region, in addition to the work mentioned below.

 

Audrain County

Route W – June 24 – July 17, CLOSED for City of Vandalia sewer project from East Washington Street to East State Street beginning on Monday, June 24th at 7:00 a.m. and ending on Wednesday, July 17th at 6:00 p.m.

Knox County

Route V – June 24 – 27, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from 0.25 mile before and after the Bridge Creek bridge between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Lincoln County

Missouri Route 79 – July 3, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Route CC to Missouri Route 47 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route W - June 26 – 27, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Missouri Route 79 to the Lincoln county line between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route CC – July 1 – 2, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Route W to Missouri Route 79 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

 

Macon County

U.S. Route 36 (Eastbound) – June 25 - 27, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from U.S. Business Route 36 to Nashville Avenue between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  A 14-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Missouri Route 156 – July 2 – 3, Lane Restriction for bridge maintenance 0.25 mile before and after the North River bridge between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Route J – June 24, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Missouri Route 129 in Linn County to Alpine Avenue in Macon County between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route J – July 1, CLOSED for bridge maintenance from Route O to Hacksaw Road between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Marion County

Missouri Route 168 – July 1 – 2, CLOSED for patching operations from Route Z in Shelby County to Route D between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily

Route C – June 26 – 27, CLOSED for patching operations from Route Z in Shelby County to Missouri Route 168 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route K – June 24, CLOSED for patching operations from U.S. Route 36 to Route C between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route K – June 25, CLOSED for seal coat operations from U.S. Route 36 to Route C between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route M – July 3, CLOSED for patching operations from Route D to Route A between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route Z – June 26, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from U.S. Route 36 to Route C between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Monroe County

Route A – June 27 & July 1, CLOSED for patching operations from U.S. Route 24 to Route J between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route F – June 24 – 26 CLOSED for patching operations from Route A to Missouri Route 15 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route J – July 2 – 3, CLOSED for patching operations from Missouri Route 15 to the Randolph county line between 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

Montgomery County

Route FF – July 1 - 3, CLOSED for patching operations from Route E to end of state maintenance between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. daily.

Pike County

Route D – June 24 – 25, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Missouri Route 79 to U.S. Route 61 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Ralls County

Route Y – June 24, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Missouri Route 19 to Missouri Route 154 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Randolph County

Route J – June 24, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from U.S. Route 63 to CR 1870 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 daily.

Route DD – June 25 – 27 & July 1, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from CR 1650 to CR 1220 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Schuyler County

Route C – June 24 – 25, CLOSED for patching operations from Route CC to Route N between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route C – June 26, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Route CC to Route N between 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Route C – July 2, CLOSED for seal coat operations from U.S. Route 136 to Route CC between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route F – July 3, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Missouri Route 136 to Missouri Route 202 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route J – July 8, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Quail Avenue to U.S. Route 63 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route Y – July 9, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Ranch Avenue to U.S. Route 63 between 7:00 a.m. to 4:00  p.m.

Route CC – June 27, CLOSED for resurfacing operations from Route C to the Iowa state line between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route CC – July 1, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Route C to the Iowa state line between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Scotland County

Route BB – June 24, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 811 to CR 819 between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route BB – June 25, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 819 to CR 804 between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route BB – June 26, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 804 to CR 851 between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route CC – June 27 & July 1 - 2, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Missouri Route 15 to CR 855 between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Route CC – July 3, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 855 to CR 901 between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Shelby County

Missouri Route 168 – July 1 – 2, CLOSED for patching operations from Route Z in Shelby County to Route D between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily

Route C – June 26 – 27, CLOSED for patching operations from Route Z in Shelby County to Missouri Route 168 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Warren County

I-70 (Eastbound and Westbound) – June 26, LANE RESTRICTION for clean-up following a recent traffic incident 4,800 feet east of Route F overpass at High Hill beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26th through 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 27th.

 

MAY 2024 MONTHLY JOBS REPORT

Missouri nonfarm payroll employment increased by 5,900 jobs in May 2024, and the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased by one-tenth of a percentage point. Private industry employment increased by 4,000 jobs and government employment increased by 1,900 jobs. Over the year, there was an increase of 82,000 jobs from May 2023 to May 2024, and the unemployment rate increased by six-tenths of a percentage point, from 2.9 percent in May 2023 to 3.5 percent in May 2024.


 




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June 21, 2024

 

Red Cross recommends 3 steps to stay safe and cool as temperatures soar

As extreme heat blankets the state of Missouri, the American Red Cross of Central and Northern Missouri is asking residents to take three steps to stay safe: slow down, stay hydrated and spend time indoors.

 

Heat is more than uncomfortable; it can be deadly, especially for older adults, the very young and those with chronic medical conditions. Last year, some 2,300 heat-related deaths occurred. To help stay safe, the Red Cross recommends that people take three steps:

  1. Slow down by postponing or limiting outdoor activities, including strenuous exercise. If you must work outdoors, take frequent breaks and avoid the hottest part of the day by scheduling tasks earlier or later. Hot cars can be deadly — never leave children or pets in your vehicle alone.
  2. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and avoiding sugary, caffeinated and alcoholic drinks. Check that animals also have access to plenty of fresh water and shade.
  3. Spend time indoors in an air-conditioned place. If you don’t have air conditioning, go to a public library, shopping mall or a public cooling center. Call 211 to find an open location. Check on loved ones and neighbors who may be at risk and do not have air conditioning to make sure they are safe.

Unusually hot days and heat waves are both a natural part of weather patterns, however, since the 1960s, heat waves have become more frequent and intense and are lasting longer in the U.S. As the climate crisis worsens, 2023 was the hottest year on record, scientists warn that 2024 could break records for a second year in a row.

 

As heat waves become more common and last longer, heat-related deaths are also on the rise. Heat illness can be prevented, and the Red Cross recommends learning the warning signs and how to help so you can act fast.

 

Heat cramps are an early sign of trouble and include heavy sweating with muscle pains or spasms. To help, move the person to a cooler place and encourage them to drink water or a sports drink. Get medical help if symptoms last longer than an hour or if the person has heart problems.

 

Heat exhaustion is a more severe condition signaled by heavy sweating; cool, pale and clammy skin; a fast or weak pulse; nausea or vomiting; muscle cramps; tiredness or weakness; or a headache, dizziness or passing out. To help, move the person to a cooler place, loosen tight clothing, encourage them to sip water slowly. Use wet cloths, misting or fanning to help cool them off. Get medical help right away if symptoms get worse or last longer than an hour, or if they begin vomiting or acting confused.

 

Heat stroke is a deadly condition that requires immediate medical help. Symptoms include a high body temperature; hot, red, dry or damp skin; a fast or strong pulse; a headache or dizziness; or nausea, confusion and passing out. Call 911 right away if you think someone may have heat stroke. After calling 911, move the person to a cool place, and use wet cloths, misting or fanning to help cool them off. Do not give the person anything to drink.

 

Heat can make anyone ill, but older adults, the very young, pregnant women and those with chronic medical conditions are more at risk. People who work outdoors, have limited personal resources and live in places that lack green spaces are also at higher risk.

 

Download the free Red Cross First Aid app so you’ll know what to do if emergency help is delayed and the free Emergency app for real-time weather alerts and heat safety information. Content is available in English and Spanish with an easy-to-find language selector. Find both apps in smartphone app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.

Department of Natural Resources awards $2.8 million to Princeton

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded $2.8 million in financial assistance to the city of Princeton for upgrades to its drinking water distribution, storage and treatment systems. The project is expected to total nearly $3.6 million and is anticipated to be completed by October 2025.

Project funding consists of a $1.4 million Drinking Water State Revolving Fund grant, a $1.4 million loan and a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant from the Missouri Department of Economic Development. The funding provided by MoDNR is estimated to save the system’s customers more than $1.4 million in principal and approximately $677,000 in interest over the loan’s 30-year term.

The department’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund finances improvements to water treatment plants, distribution systems and water storage and supply facilities, along with interconnection or consolidation projects. Communities that borrow from the fund benefit from the below-market interest rate and from assistance provided throughout their project by a project manager.

The department’s Financial Assistance Center is committed to working with communities to assist with water and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects. This project will be funded wholly or in part with monies received from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.

 

Elite Tool and Swafford-Kientzy Machine & Fabrication announce expansions in Lincoln County, investing a total of more than $30.25 million and creating 36 new jobs

Elite Tool and Swafford-Kientzy Machine & Fabrication (SKMF) has announced that they will both expand in Lincoln County, investing a combined total of more than $30.25 million and creating a total of 36 new jobs.

Elite Tool, a lean contract manufacturer offering quality manufacturing solutions, will expand at a new location in Moscow Mills, investing $30 million and creating 32 new jobs. The new 120,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will increase the company’s efficiency and ability to keep up with customer needs. Elite Tool takes pride in community involvement that includes working closely with local high schools and Ranken Technical College. The company is dedicated to helping educate youth about the importance and need for skilled trade jobs.

Swafford-Kientzy Machine & Fabrication (SKMF), an industry leader in machining and custom metal fabrication, will expand in Troy and increase its workforce by 25%. Increased demand for the company’s custom metal work created a need for its expansion and new equipment. Operating with more than 20 years’ experience in the machine and fabrication industry, Swafford-Kientzy Machine & Fabrication (SKMF) offers a variety of products and services to meet customers’ metal needs. The company proudly works with local companies, supports the local schools and FFA programs.


 




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June 20, 2024

 

WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN TUESDAY MORNING CRASH

A La Plata woman was seriously injured in a Tuesday morning crash in Macon County.  The highway patrol said it happened at 8:40am as 70 year old Susan Calef was on MO 156 when she swerved to miss a deer, causing her car to run off the road and crash.  She was taken to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.

 

DRIVER INJURED IN TUESDAY NIGHT MISHAP

A Hannibal man was injured in a Tuesday night mishap in Marion County.  State troopers said that 30 year old Jorden Marshall was on Marion County Road 418 just outside of the Hannibal City Limits when his vehicle traveled off the road, struck a fence and a tree.  He was taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.  

 

TWO SERIOUSLY INJURED IN AUDRAIN COUNTY WRECK

Two Mexico residents were seriously injured in a one-vehicle wreck early Tuesday morning in Audrain County.  MSHP stated that it happened at 4:15am as 26 year old Dayton Cates was on MO 15 when his truck traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned several times, ejecting the driver and his passenger from the truck.  Both Cates and 19 year old Carlee Abbott were transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.  

 

MAN HURT IN TUESDAY AFTERNOON ACCIDENT

30 year old Austin Glandon of Leslie was hurt in an accident that occurred at 4:50pm Tuesday in Franklin County.  The patrol says that he was on Highway 185 when he fell asleep at the wheel, lost control of his car and it ran off the left side of the road and struck a concrete culvert pipe.  He suffered minor injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington for treatment.  


 




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June 19, 2024

 

DRIVER EXAMINATION STATIONS T0 CLOSE STATEWIDE FOR UPCOMING HOLIDAYS

The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed on the following dates:

Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth. Normal operations will resume on Thursday, June 20.

Thursday, July 4 in observance of the July Fourth holiday. Normal operations will resume on Friday, July 5.

 

MOBERLY POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS

The following incidents/arrests were investigated by the Moberly Police Department between the hours of 7am on 6/14/24 and 7am 6/17/24.

 

On June 6, 2024, Moberly Officers took a report of a vehicle theft in the 100 block of Sparks Ave. A video of the suspect was observed, and Officers continued their investigation. On June 16, Officers arrested a 46-year-old man for outstanding warrants. The man admitted to stealing the vehicle and told Officer’s where he parked it. The Macon County Sheriff’s Office later recovered the vehicle near Excello.

 

On June 14, 2024, a Moberly Officer investigated a harassment involving an 80-year-old Salisbury man and two juveniles. The man was placed under arrest for harassment and later released with pending charges.

 

On June 14, 2024, Moberly Officers contacted 55-year-old Robert Dyer in the 700 block of Bueth Road in reference to having multiple felony warrants. Dyer was placed under arrest and transported to the Randolph County Jail.

 

On June 15, 2024, Moberly Officers responded to the 1700 block of Louisa Lane in reference to a possible burglary in progress. A 59-year-old Moberly man was later located and placed under arrest for a violation of an order of protection. The man was transported to the Randolph County Jail.

 

On June 15, 2024, a Moberly Officer observed a vehicle being operated poorly near the intersection of Rollins and Bedford St. The 19-year-old operator was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. The man was later released with a pending court date.

 

On June 16, 2024, a Moberly Officer observed 46-year-old Jessy Cross walking near Bratcher’s. The officer knew Cross to have multiple felony warrants for his arrest. After a brief foot pursuit, Cross was taken into custody. Cross was later transported to the Randolph County Sheriff's Office.

 

On June 16, 2024, Moberly Officers responded to a residence on Tydings Ter in reference to an assault. Officers contacted 22-year-old Xavier Brown and he was placed under arrest for domestic assault. Brown was later transported to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.

 

FIREWORKS SALES TO START IN MISSOURI ON THURSDAY

While the drought conditions that plagued Missouri for over a year have eased, the Division of Fire Safety is urging Missourians to continue to exercise extreme caution if they choose to use consumer fireworks as part of July 4th celebrations. Across the nation, July 4th is not only the busiest day of the year for fireworks; it’s the busiest day of the year for fires.

About 40 percent of Independence Day structure fires are the result of fireworks, according to the National Fire Protection Association. About 250 people go to emergency rooms each day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around July 4th. Fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires a year.

Fireworks sales at licensed seasonal retailers are legal in Missouri from June 20 to July 10. Through June 16, the Division of Fire Safety had issued 1,133 permits to seasonal fireworks retailers.

Missourians who choose to use consumer fireworks should follow these safety tips:

Confirm fireworks are legal where you live; only purchase fireworks from licensed retailers.

Only use fireworks in a large open space that has been cleared of flammable materials.

Always keep young children away from fireworks; if teens are permitted to handle fireworks, they should be closely supervised by an adult; always wear eye protection.

Make sure to have a garden hose or a bucket of water nearby in case of a fire.

Only light fireworks one at a time; never try to re-light fireworks that have malfunctioned.

Dispose of fireworks by soaking them in water and leaving them in a trash can.

Never shoot fireworks off from a glass jar or container.

Never use fireworks while consuming alcohol.

Never store fireworks from season to season.

DFS conducts safety inspections at fireworks retailers, including checking to make sure they sell only legally-permitted consumer fireworks, that they have at least two exits, are equipped with fire extinguishers, and that fireworks tents have been treated with fire retardant chemicals.

For questions or concerns about firework safety, firework rules, or firework dealers can contact the Division of Fire Safety at (573) 751-2930. More fireworks safety tips are available at https://dfs.dps.mo.gov/safetytips/fireworks-safety.php.

 




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June 18, 2024

 

BROOKFIELD LICENSE OFFICE SET TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE AUGUST 1

The Missouri Department of Revenue has announced the temporary closing of the license office in BrookfieldMissouri, located at 223 N Main StreetBrookfieldMo.64628. The last day of operations will be Wednesday, July 31, 2024.

The Department encourages customers to visit one of the following nearby locations to receive assistance with their motor vehicle and driver licensing needs:

 

A full list of license office locations and hours of operation can be found at
dor.mo.gov/license-office-locator/
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MODOT HIRING MAINTENANCE WORKERS IN NEW FLORENCETROY AND WARRENTON

The Missouri Department of Transportation Northeast District Office will host several job fairs to hire Maintenance Workers. These events will be from 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on the following dates at the MoDOT Maintenance Facilities below:

 

MoDOT offers full training and benefits including medical insurance, paid annual and sick leave, educational assistance, paid holidays and more. 

MoDOT is a diverse workplace dedicated to safety and personal and professional development.

Applicant information:

 

To learn more about all open MoDOT career positions, or to apply, go to www.modot.org/careers.

GOV. PARSON HIGHLIGHTS SUCCESS OF MISSOURI’S SOUTHERN BORDER DEPLOYMENT

Last Thursday, as Executive Order 24-03 expires, Governor Mike Parson highlighted the successful conclusion of Missouri's months-long Southern Border Deployment in support of Texas Governor Greg Abbott's Operation Lone Star mission to secure the Texas-Mexico Border. On February 20, 2024, Governor Parson issued Executive Order 24-03 activating up to 200 Missouri National Guard (MONG) members and 22 Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) troopers to support Texas' border security operations. 

"We express our sincere appreciation to our MONG and MSHP members who answered the call to help secure the Southern Border and stop illegal drugs and immigrants pouring into our nation," Governor Parson said. "The mission has been a resounding success, significantly reducing daily illegal-immigrant encounters near Eagle Pass and seizing millions of lethal doses of fentanyl. Missouri personnel undoubtedly helped better secure the border and make our communities safer. For now, we welcome our men and women in uniform home and congratulate them on a job well done."

"We also greatly appreciate Governor Abbott for leading this charge. Every state is a border state, but thanks to Governor Abbott leading where President Biden and the federal government have failed, the rest of the nation can rest a little easier knowing their Republican Governors are fighting to help keep them safe. Should Governor Abbott and the State of Texas call on Missouri again, we are prepared to answer," Governor Parson continued. 

"I thank Governor Parson for standing with Texas and sending personnel to join our historic border security mission, Operation Lone Star. When Texas was standing alone to hold the line at the border, he delivered," Texas Governor Greg Abbott said. "Missouri National Guard soldiers and law enforcement officers stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Texas National Guard soldiers and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers to secure the border; stop the smuggling of drugs, weapons, and people into our country; and prevent, detect, and interdict transnational criminal activity between ports of entry. As Missouri National Guard soldiers and law enforcement officers return home to the Show-Me State, know that their efforts made our communities, and our country safer."

To date, with the help of Missouri and other states across the country, the multi-agency Operation Lone Star effort has apprehended over 513,100 illegal immigrants and arrested more than 43,700 criminals, with more than 38,400 felony charges. In the fight against the fentanyl crisis, law enforcement has seized over 488 million lethal doses of fentanyl—enough to kill every man, woman, and child in the United States and Mexico combined—during the border mission.

MONG soldiers were stationed near Eagles PassTexas, and were directly involved in reducing daily illegal-immigrant encounters from more than 4,000 to less than 300. MONG soldiers also assisted in the capture of five individuals on the terrorist watch list. 

Recapping Missouri's Southern Border Operations:

Missouri National Guard:

Since March 15, approximately 50 soldiers from the 138th Infantry Regiment, 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade have been serving side by side with soldiers from the Texas Army National Guard. Now, MONG soldiers have begun their out-processing in preparation to return to their traditional status in Missouri.

MONG soldiers maintained 24-hour security surveillance operations, with each soldier working shifts alongside Texas Guardsmen. This allowed for soldier safety and operational efficiency. Routine calls for service included detecting undocumented migrants coming across the border, helping turn back undocumented migrants to Mexico, and assisting with surrenders. Soldiers routinely intercepted undocumented migrants on foot and in vehicles and observed them until U.S. Customs & Border Protection officers responded to take custody and process. 

MONG soldiers worked daily with their Texas National Guard counterparts and Border Patrol to expand their presence and deter migrant activity within their sixty square miles area of operations on the Rio Grande River, near Eagle PassTexas.

In addition to their surveillance operation duties, Missouri soldiers assisting Texas Army National Guard members in the area of the U.S. border provided assistance with the following encounters:

Undocumented Migrant Surrenders - 2,400

Undocumented Migrant Detections & Turn Backs - 1,000

Missouri State Highway Patrol Border Deployment:

On March 1, 2024, 11 MSHP troopers traveled to southern Texas to assist the Texas DPS in providing law enforcement services in the area of the U.S. border. The team briefed at the Texas DPS South Region Office (3) in WeslacoTexas, on March 3 and reported to its first assigned shift on March 4. This team continued to serve in the border area until March 30, 2024.

On March 30, 2024, a second contingent of 11 Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) troopers traveled to southern Texas to assist Texas DPS in providing law enforcement services in the area of the U.S. border. The team briefed at the Texas DPS South Region Office (3) in WeslacoTexas, on April 1 and reported to its first assigned shifts on April 2.

From March 3 through April 15, MSHP troopers assisting Texas DPS troopers in the area of the U.S. border provided assistance with the following incidents/encounters:  

Traffic Stops – 1,432     

Undocumented Migrants – 519

Undocumented Migrant Turn-Backs – 61

Impaired Driver and Drug Arrests – 69 

Other Law Enforcement Assists – 105






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June 17, 2024

 

US ROUTE 65 BRIDGE CLEARANCE REDUCTION IN CHILLICOTHE

Beginning Monday at 6 a.m., the clearance under the U.S. Route 65 Bridge over U.S. Route 36 in Chillicothe will temporarily be lowered to 14 feet, 6 inches. Magruder Paving, LLC, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, will be moving traffic in near the median of U.S. Route 36 under the bridge, reducing the height in both directions, to complete concrete repairs. Traffic will be moved to the median shoulder of the passing (left) lane, both directions, beneath the U.S. Route 65 bridge until Friday afternoon,
July 12, when the bridge clearance will return to normal.

Drivers of over height loads may use the off/on ramps at U.S. Route 65 to navigate around the temporary restriction. Message boards and signage will be in place, both directions, to alert travelers. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place. All work for the resurfacing and pavement improvement project is expected to be complete by the end of July.
All work is weather-permitting, and schedules are subject to change.

 

DRUG BUST IN CHILLICOTHE

On Monday June 10 at approximately 4:35pm Chillicothe Police Department, Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, and Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted the Northwest Missouri Drug Task Force with a Search Warrant in the 1000 Block of Cherry Street, Chillicothe resulting in the seizure of a substantial amount of Narcotics and Drug Paraphernalia.

As a result, a 36-year-old male was arrested for Drug Trafficking, and transported to Caldwell County Detention Center and held on a $500,000.00 cash only bond.

The Chillicothe Police Department is working closely with the Northwest Missouri Drug Task Force in efforts to dismantle drug networks and bring offenders to justice. They encourage anyone with information pertaining to criminal activities to come forward and assist them in their efforts to maintain a safe and secure Community.

Community cooperation is essential in their efforts to maintain a safe and secure environment for all residents. Anonymous tips can be submitted via 660-646-2121 or through their website at https://www.chillicothecity.org/police-department/webforms/crime-tips.

PLANNED ROADWORK FOR NORTHEAST MISSOURI

The following is a list of general highway maintenance work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the Northeast Missouri region for the next few weeks.

All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/.

Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region, in addition to the work mentioned below.

Audrain County

Missouri Route 15 - June 17, LANE RESTRICTION for core drilling operations from Love Street to Robinson Street between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

Missouri Route 15 – June 17, LANE RESTRICTION for core drilling operations from U.S. Business Route 54/Green Boulevard to Route D between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. An 11-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

U.S. Business Route 54 – June 17, LANE RESTRICTION for core drilling operations from East Liberty Street to Huntington Field Road between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

U.S. Route 54/Missouri Route 19 - June 18, LANE RESTRICTION for milling operations from Route K to East 4th Street in Laddonia between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. A 13-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

Route W – June 24 – July 17, CLOSED for City of Vandalia sewer project from East Washington Street to East State Street beginning on Monday, June 24th at 7:00 a.m. and ending on Wednesday, July 17th at 6:00 p.m.

Lewis County

Route DD – June 17 – 18 & 24 – 25, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Missouri Route 6 to 230th Street between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Macon County

U.S. Route 36 (Eastbound) – June 25 - 27, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from U.S. Business Route 36 to Nashville Avenue between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  A 14-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Route J – June 24, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Missouri Route 129 in Linn County to Alpine Avenue in Macon County between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route AX – June 17 – 18 & 20, LANE RESTRICTION bridge maintenance from 0.25 mile before and after the East Fork Little Chariton River bridge between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Marion County

Route C – June 26 – 27, CLOSED for patching operations from Route Z in Shelby County to Missouri Route 168 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route K – June 17, CLOSED for patching operations from U.S. Route 36 to Route C between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route K – June 18, CLOSED for patching operations from U.S. Route 36 to Route C between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route K – June 24 - 25, CLOSED for patching operations from U.S. Route 36 to Route C between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route Z – June 26, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from U.S. Route 36 to Route C between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route DD – June 16, CLOSED for seal coat operations from U.S. Route 36 to end of Route DD between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Route DD – June 17, CLOSED for seal coat operations from U.S. Route 36 to end of Route DD between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Monroe County

Route A – June 27, CLOSED for patching operations from U.S. Route 24 to Route J between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route F – June 24 – 26 CLOSED for patching operations from Route A to Missouri Route 15 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Montgomery County

Route FF – June 24 – 27, CLOSED for patching operations from Route E to end of state maintenance between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Pike County

Route AD – June 17, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Route YY to CR 130 between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Route TT – June 17, CLOSED for patching operations from Missouri Route 79 to CR 165 between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Route VV – June 17, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Route UU to CR 132 between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route YY – June 17, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Missouri Route 79 to CR 123 between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Ralls County

U.S. Route 61 (Northbound) – June 18, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance at the Salt River bridge from U.S. Business Route 61 to Route O between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route E – June 20, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Missouri Route 79 to end of state maintenance between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Route Y – June 24, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Missouri Route 19 to Missouri Route 154 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route HH – June 17 – 18, CLOSED for seal coat operations from U.S. Route 61 to Route H between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route ZZ – June 20, CLOSED for seal coat operations from U.S. Route 61 Outer Road to Bailey Bridge Road between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Randolph County

Route J – June 17 – 18, 20 & 24 - 25, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from U.S. Route 63 to CR 1870 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 daily.

Route DD – June 26 - 27, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from CR 1650 to CR 1220 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Schuyler County

Route C – June 20 & 24 – 25, CLOSED for patching operations from Route CC to Route N between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route C – June 26, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Route CC to Route N between 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Route C – July 2, CLOSED for seal coat operations from U.S. Route 136 to Route CC between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route M – June 17, CLOSED for resurfacing operations from Missouri Route 202 to the Iowa state line between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route M – June 18, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Missouri Route 202 to the Iowa state line between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route CC – June 27, CLOSED for resurfacing operations from Route C to the Iowa state line between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route CC – July 1, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Route C to the Iowa state line between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route CC – July 11, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Route C to the Iowa state line between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Scotland County

Route BB – June 24, CLOSED culvert replacement operations from CR 811 to CR 819 between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route BB – June 25, CLOSED culvert replacement operations from CR 819 to CR 804 between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route BB – June 26, CLOSED culvert replacement operations from CR 804 to CR 851 between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route CC – June 27, CLOSED culvert replacement operations from Missouri Route 15 to CR 855 between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Shelby County

Route T – June 20, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Missouri Route 168 to U.S. Route 36 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route T – June 24, CLOSED for seal coat operations from U.S. Route 36 to Route AA between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route U – June 18, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Missouri Route 15 to CR 160 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route AA – June 17, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Route T to Missouri Route 15 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.





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June 14, 2024

 

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN AUDRAIN COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Mexico man was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 7:20am Wednesday in Audrain County.  The patrol says that 35 year old Michael Blankenship was on MO 15 when he failed to negotiate a right turn onto Audrain County Road 355 and his vehicle skidded off the road and struck a creek embankment.  He was taken to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.

 

WOMAN INJURED IN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON WRECK

24 year old Kassondra Potter of Troy was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Wednesday afternoon in Lincoln County.  The highway patrol said that it happened at 12:15pm as she was on Route J when she fell asleep, causing her car to travel off the right side of the roadway, returned to the road and went off the left side, struck the ground, became airborne and overturned.  She was transported by ambulance to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

TWO HURT IN WEDNESDAY NIGHT INCIDENT

A man and a woman from Centralia were hurt in a Wednesday night incident in Audrain County.  MSHP stated that a truck driven by 51 year old George Hardy was stopped in traffic on MO 22 when it was struck in the rear by an SUV driven by 51 year old Patricia Watson-Adams of Mexico.  George Hardy sustained moderate injuries while his passenger 53 year old Tonya Hardy suffered minor injuries.  Both were taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.  The incident happened at 5:10pm Wednesday.

 

GOVERNOR PARSON BREAKS GROUND ON HISTORIC IMPROVE I-70 PROJECT IN COLUMBIA

On Thursday, Governor Mike Parson kicked off the first project within Missouri's Improve I-70 Program with an official groundbreaking ceremony in Columbia. Governor Parson joined federal, state, and local elected officials along with members of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and its Design-Build contractor team to break ground on Project #1: Columbia to Kingdom City.

“Today’s groundbreaking is a momentous occasion not only because we’re kicking off our historic Improve I-70 project, but it’s a culmination of the bold infrastructure initiatives we’ve prioritized since day one,” Governor Parson said. “I-70 is one of Missouri’s oldest and most vital corridors. The safety and economic prosperity of Missourians depend on an interstate that grows along with the state and nation. Expanding I-70 to six lanes has been talked about in Jefferson City for decades, but our administration, in working with Senator Lincoln Hough and the General Assembly, is taking action and getting it done. We could not be more proud that the work we’re commemorating here today will continue serving Missourians for generations to come.”

“Today’s I-70 groundbreaking kicks off a historic, once-in-a-generation investment that will benefit Missouri businesses, commuters, and tourists alike for decades to come," Senator Lincoln Hough, Missouri Senate Appropriations Chair, said. "I was happy to lead this project’s development in the General Assembly and work with Governor Parson to lead the nation in large scale infrastructure development. Expanding I-70 to six lanes has been needed for decades. It has been talked about for decades. Today, decades of talk turns to action. This project is pro-infrastructure, pro-business, pro-jobs, and, above all, pro-Missouri. We thank Governor Parson for being a leader in strengthening Missouri’s infrastructure as we look forward to continuing the strong foundation he has built on behalf of all Missourians.”

Missouri’s FY2024 budget from the General Assembly, signed into law by Governor Parson, provides $2.8 billion in General Revenue for the costs to build a third lane in each direction on nearly 200 miles of I-70, from Blue Springs to Wentzville. This first project, Improve I-70: Columbia to Kingdom City, is a $405 million fixed-cost contract that will add an additional lane to I-70 in each direction between U.S. Route 63 in Columbia and Route 54 in Kingdom City. The project also incorporates $123 million in previously programmed MoDOT projects to improve the I-70 interchanges at both Route 63 and Route 54.

“Thank you to the Governor and the General Assembly for their support in of this generational investment of I-70 for Missouri’s future,” said Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission Chairman W. Dustin Boatwright. “Today’s event in Columbia is just the first step to transform I-70 across the state. While we celebrate today, we are actively working on the next bid package, and we look forward completion of the entire I-70 corridor by late 2030.”

The planned improvements for Project#1: Columbia to Kingdom City from the Design-Build contractor Millstone Weber and its designer Jacobs Inc. also include new concrete pavement on all three lanes of I-70 in each direction of the project. Additionally, throughout construction two lanes of travel will be available in both directions of I-70 during peak hours. Construction of this project is set to begin in July 2024 with an anticipated completion in late 2027.

Those interested in details regarding Project #1 can sign up for project e-mails and view the designs at https://www.modot.org/improvei70/columbiakingdomcity. For more information, call MoDOT at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or visit www.modot.org. To receive the latest statewide news and text alerts, signup for e-updates.






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June 13, 2024

 

PARIS WOMAN ARRESTED FOR FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION, STEALING AND FORGERY

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control announces the arrest of Jessica A. Chase, 45, of Paris. Chase was arrested on June 10, 2024, for six counts of financial exploitation of an elder/disabled person, six counts of forgery, seven counts of filing false documents, 12 counts of felony stealing, two counts of fraudulent use of a credit/debit device, and one count of money laundering. Chase’s arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Troop B Criminal Investigations Unit of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control.

On February 15, 2024, Monroe County Sheriff Joe Colston requested the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control investigate allegations of theft committed by a former Monroe County elected official, Jessica Chase. At the conclusion of an exhaustive investigation, on June 10, 2024, Chase was arrested by members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol for an active Monroe County arrest warrant. This arrest followed formal charges being issued by the Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney. Chase is currently being held in the Monroe County Jail, on a $150,000.00 cash only bond.  

 

MSHP COMPLETES 2024 ANNUAL SCHOOL BUS INSPECTIONS

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the results of the Driver and Vehicle Safety Division’s 2024 annual school bus inspection program.

Missouri’s 2024 school bus inspection results are as follows:

School buses rated as “approved” upon initial inspection -- 10,055
School buses rated as “defective” upon initial inspection -- 895
School buses rated as “out-of-service” upon initial inspection -- 410

Buses with identified defective components require repair within 10 days. Buses placed out-of-service require correction of the component(s), and reinspection and a return to service by Patrol personnel prior to further usage in transporting passengers.

A total of 262 
Missouri school districts earned the Patrol’s Total Fleet Excellence award for 2024. During the 2024-2025 school year, 4,931 buses in these award-winning fleets are eligible to display the Patrol’s Total Fleet Excellence sticker in the lower corner of the first window on the passenger entry side of the bus.

“Through the unified effort of Missouri State Highway Patrol personnel and pupil transportation professionals statewide, the successful inspection of 11,360 school buses occurred in accordance with 
Missouri revised state statutes,” said Colonel Olson. “The Patrol, Missouri schools, and private pupil transportation companies share the common goal of keeping our schoolchildren safe while they travel on school buses.”

Missouri school bus inspection results are a matter of public record. Individual school district results for 2024 are available at

https://apps.mshp.dps.mo.gov/MSHPWeb/PatrolDivisions/DVSD/MVI/documents/2024AnnualSchoolBusInspectionResults.pdf


School bus inspection criteria, including Missouri State Highway Patrol out-of-service criteria are available at

https://apps.mshp.dps.mo.gov/MSHPWeb/PatrolDivisions/DVSD/MVI/FormsBrochures.html

STATE CARRIED OUT SENTENCE OF DAVID HOSIER

Governor Mike Parson confirmed that the State of Missouri has carried out the sentence of David Hosier on Tuesday as ordered by the Supreme Court of Missouri.

"Ms. Angela Gilpin had her life stolen by David Hosier because he could not accept it when she ended their romantic involvement. He displays no remorse for his senseless violence," Governor Parson said. "For these heinous acts, Hosier earned maximum punishment under the law. I cannot imagine the pain experienced by Angela’s and Rodney’s loved ones but hope that carrying out Hosier’s sentence according to the Court’s order brings closure."

Hosier murdered Angela and Rodney Gilpin at their apartment in Jefferson City, Missouri, in a jealous rage. Hosier, with a decades-long history of violence against women, would not let Angela reconcile with Rodney, stalking and harassing her for weeks before murdering her and her husband. Hosier then fled but was apprehended with the help of law enforcement in Oklahoma to answer for his crimes. Although Hosier did not receive an additional conviction for murdering Rodney, the jury in Angela’s trial determined that Hosier murdered both victims as it related to Hosier’s sentence. No court has ever found any error in Hosier’s case.






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June 12, 2024

 

MAN KILLED IN MONDAY AFTERNOON HEAD-ON COLLISION

A man was killed while a woman was seriously injured in a head-on collision that occurred at 1pm Monday in Shelby County.  The patrol says that 39 year old Kim Willis of Georgetown, IL was northbound in the southbound lane of MO 151 two miles North of Clarence when his car struck a truck driven by 27 year old Kaytlyn Mefford of Clarence head-on.  Willis was pronounced dead at the scene while Mefford was transported by Air Evac to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.

 

WOMAN HURT IN EARLY TUESDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

A woman was hurt in an accident that happened at 1am Tuesday in Macon County.  The highway patrol said that 44 year old Geneva Perez-Nuez of Fort Riley, KS was on US 36 when her car struck a deer in the roadway.  She was taken to Samaritan Hospital in Macon for treatment of minor injuries. 

 

MISSOURI TO OBSERVE SUMMER SAFETY DAY ON WEDNESDAY

As summer weather arrives, Missourians are reminded to be aware of the dangers posed by extreme heat and humidity and take precautions as they spend more time outdoors.

“Extreme heat and humidity are dangerous seasonal hazards in Missouri that can place a lot of stress on the body, especially for more vulnerable groups like children, the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions,” State Emergency Management Agency Director Jim Remillard said. “It’s important for Missourians to learn about these risks in advance and know how to protect themselves to stay safe and healthy.”

To help Missourians prepare, the state will observe Summer Safety Day on Wednesday, June 12. SEMA and the National Weather Service (NWS) encourage all Missourians to pay attention to local forecasts and plan accordingly when activities are outside. Humidity can amplify the feeling of heat measured by a heat index, so it is especially important to keep a close eye on friends and family and know the signs of heat-related illnesses.

Remember, never leave a child or pet alone in a vehicle. Even on a cooler day, the temperature inside a vehicle can rise by 20 degrees in 10 minutes and pose a real threat to anyone left inside. Stress, distraction and being out of a normal routine can all contribute to forgetting a child in a car seat. Always “look before you lock” and check the back seat each time you exit your vehicle.

Remember these other safety tips to protect yourself and your family during the summer heat:

If the weather forecast calls for heat and humidity, limit outdoor exposure.

Drink plenty of water and limit intake of alcoholic beverages.

Eat light, well-balanced meals at regular intervals.

If left outside, make sure your pet has plenty of fresh water and access to shade.

Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothes that cover as much skin as possible.

Wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your face and head. Use at least SPF 30 sunscreen.

Avoid strenuous work during the warmest part of the day. Use the buddy system when working in extreme heat and take frequent breaks.

If you do not have air conditioning, consider spending the warmest part of the day in public buildings such as libraries, schools, movie theaters, shopping malls or other community facilities. Find a nearby cooling center near you here.

Check on family, friends and neighbors who may not have air conditioning or spend much of their time alone.

Be aware of medications that may impair the body's response to heat, including antihistamines, tranquilizers and some medications for heart disease.

For interviews or additional information on summer weather safety, please contact your local NWS office:

St. Louis: (636) 441-8467

Kansas City: (816) 540-6021

Springfield: (417) 869-4491

PaducahKy.: (270) 744-6440

MemphisTenn.: (901) 544-0401

DavenportIowa: (563) 388-0672





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June 11, 2024

 

THREE TEENS INJURED IN SUNDAY NIGHT CRASH

Three Hannibal teens were injured in a Sunday night crash in Marion County.  State troopers stated that 18 year old Austin Wilhoit was on Marion County Road 337 when he lost control and his vehicle ran off the left side of the road, overturned and came to rest on its top.  Wilhoit along with his two passengers 19 year old Hayden Sims and 19 year old Mason Wasson were taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.  The crash happened at 6:15pm Sunday.

 

MAN INJURED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY ACCIDENT

A St. Charles man was injured in an accident that occurred at 4pm Sunday in Franklin County.  The patrol says that 78 year old Kurt Braune was on Route OO and driving too fast for conditions when he failed to negotiate a left turn, overcorrected, traveled off the right side of the roadway and went down an embankment.  He was transported by ambulance to St. Clair Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

WOMAN HURT IN SUNDAY MORNING WRECK

A woman was hurt in a two-vehicle wreck Sunday morning in Franklin County.  The highway patrol said it happened at around 10:35am as 69 year old Deborah Hawkins of Sullivan slowed for a bump in the road on the North Outer Road of Westbound I-44 when her car was struck in the rear by a truck being driven by 26 year old Matthew Young of St. Clair who was driving too fast for the wet road conditions as he attempted to slow down or stop upon sight of her car but was unable to do so due to the wet road conditions.  Hawkins sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan for treatment.


 




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June 10, 2024

 

DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN FRIDAY NIGHT WRECK

26 year old Gabriel Gonzalez of Foley was seriously injured in a one-vehicle wreck Friday night in Lincoln County.  The highway patrol said it happened at 11:30pm Friday as he was on Old Highway 79 when he failed to negotiate a curve and his car began to skid and ran off the left side of the road.  He was airlifted by Arch Helicopter to Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries.

 

WOMAN HURT IN SATURDAY MORNING CRASH

A St. Louis woman was hurt in a Saturday morning crash in Warren County.  MSHP stated that 26 year old Arin Barbarick was eastbound on I-70 when her car began to skid on the wet roadway, traveled off the right side and overturned.  She was taken to SSM Health St. Joseph West Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment of moderate injuries.  The crash happened at 6:55am Saturday.

 

TWO INJURED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY ACCIDENT

A woman and a man from Montgomery City were injured in an accident that occurred at 4:35am Saturday in Montgomery County.  The patrol says that 42 year old Ellen Schulze was on Route V when she fell asleep at the wheel, causing her SUV to travel off the left side of the road and struck a concrete culvert.  She suffered minor injuries, while her passenger 45 year old Joshua Schulze sustained moderate injuries.  Both were taken to SSM Health St. Joseph West Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment.


 




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June 6, 2024

 

TWO INJURED IN GASCONADE COUNTY ACCIDENT

Two drivers were injured in an accident that occurred at 3pm Tuesday in Gasconade County.  The patrol says that 49 year old Alvin Phillips of Marshall was on US 50 when he swerved to miss an eastbound vehicle that was traveling in the westbound lane, causing his truck to travel off the left side of the roadway, returned to the road, crossed the center line and then struck an eastbound truck driven by 52 year old Pamela Reid of Rosebud.  Both were taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington for treatment of minor injuries.

 

WOMAN HURT IN TUESDAY AFTERNOON CRASH

A woman was hurt in a Tuesday afternoon crash in Jefferson County.  The highway patrol said that 66 year old Cindy Morrow of Barnhart was driving north on the southbound shoulder of Old Highway 21 preparing to make a u-turn on the northbound shoulder in her driveway as a car driven by 54 year old William Spikes of Barnhart was southbound on Old Highway 21 when she made the u-turn and the front of his car struck the left side of her car.  After impact her car ran off the right side of the roadway.  Morrow sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital South for treatment.  The crash happened at 2:30pm Tuesday.

 

GET HOOKED ON FISHING WITH MDC FREE FISHING DAYS ON SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Want some free fun that gets family and friends outside in nature? Get hooked on fishing with the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Free Fishing Days June 8 and 9. During Free Fishing Days, anyone may fish in the Show-Me State without having to buy a fishing permit, trout permit, or trout park daily tag.

Free Fishing Days is an annual MDC event that takes place statewide during the Saturday and Sunday following the first Monday in June.

Aside from not needing permits, other fishing regulations remain in effect, such as limits on size and number of fish an angler may keep. Special permits may still be required at some county, city, or private fishing areas. Trespass laws remain in effect on private property.

Conservation makes Missouri a great place to fish, and Free Fishing Days encourages people to sample Missouri’s abundant fishing opportunities. Missouri has more than a million acres of surface water, and most of it provides great fishing. More than 200 different fish species are found in Missouri, with more than 20 of them being game fish for the state's more than 1.1 million anglers.

For information on Missouri fishing regulations, fish identification, and more, get a copy of MDC’s 2024 Summary of Missouri Fishing Regulations, available where permits are sold, or online at mdc.mo.gov/about-us/about-regulations/summary-missouri-fishing-regulations.

Want to learn to fish? MDC’s Discover Nature – Fishing Program provides a series of free lessons throughout the state. All fishing gear is provided. Learn more at mdc.mo.gov/fishing/discover-nature-fishing.

Need fishing gear? MDC works with numerous libraries and other locations around the state to loan fishing gear for free. Loaner gear includes fishing poles and simple tackle box with hooks, sinkers, and bobbers. Worms, minnows, or other bait are not provided. Find MDC Rod and Reel Loaner Program locations at mdc.mo.gov/fishing/get-started-fishing/rod-reel-loaner-locations.

MDC’s free MO Fishing app can help anglers find the best places to fish in Missouri, access regulation information, identify fish by species, and more. Anglers can also buy, store, and show fishing permits right on their mobile devices. MO Fishing is available for download through Google Play for Android devices or the App Store for Apple devices. Learn more at mdc.mo.gov/contact-engage/mobile-apps/mo-fishing.

 




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June 5, 2024

 

ONE KILLED, TWO INJURED IN MONDAY MORNING WRECK

One person was killed, while two others were injured in a two-vehicle wreck Monday morning in Cooper County.  The highway patrol said it happened at 9:40am as 37 year old Nicole Wilson of Kirksville was on Route J when her vehicle crossed the center line and struck a truck driven by 41 year old Jonathan Kuschel of Tipton.  After impact the truck traveled partially off the north side of the road and came to rest facing south, while her vehicle went off the south side and came to rest facing south.  Nicole Wilson was pronounced dead at the scene, while Kuschel sustained moderate injuries and also a passenger in Wilson’s vehicle 43 year old Amanda Zingarelli of Columbia suffered minor injuries.  Both were taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN EARLY SUNDAY MORNING CRASH

24 year old Brook McEwen of Macon was seriously injured in an early Sunday morning crash in Macon County.  State troopers stated that she was on Route PP when her car ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned.  She was airlifted by Air Evac to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.  The crash happened at 12:30am Sunday.

 

TEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY ACCIDENT

A teen was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 7:55pm Monday in Montgomery County.  The patrol says that 58 year old Alfa Brockelman of Salina, KS was eastbound on I-70 when he was coming to a stop due to congestion caused by a crash already on the roadway when his tractor trailer was struck in the rear by a truck driven by 19 year old Ronin Picker of Moscow Mills.  Picker was taken to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.






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June 4, 2024

 

MEXICO PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT REPORT

On Friday, May 31 at approximately 12:36PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 800 block of S Jefferson in reference to a structure fire in a large, two story home. Responding personnel located the fire in an upstairs bedroom as it began to spread into the attic. The fire was contained and extinguished in this area with the bedroom suffering significant fire damage and the areas around the bedroom suffering serious smoke damage and some water damage. Two of the residents were in the downstairs portion of the home at the time. They reported hearing smoke detectors then finding extreme dark smoke in the upstairs portion of the house before calling 9-1-1. It was determined the fire started in an area where numerous electrical items were plugged in and covered by clothing. There were no injuries from the incident.

 

ELECTRIC TERRITORIAL AGREEMENT APPROVED

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an electric territorial agreement between Howard Electric Cooperative and the City of Fayette which specifically designates the boundaries of exclusive electric service areas for both electric service providers, within Howard County, within and around the City of Fayette. The territorial agreement does not include an exchange of customers or facilities between Howard Electric Cooperative and the City of Fayette.

 

MDC INVITES THE PUBLIC TO SEVERAL DISCOVER NATURE – FISHING EVENTS IN NORTHEAST MISSOURI

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to learn the skill of fishing this summer.

MDC staff will host two series of Discover Nature – Fishing in northeastern Missouri in the coming months. Each series is comprised of two parts. The first part teaches participants about fishing equipment, casting, fish handling, how to tie a knot, and how to bait a hook. The second part teaches participants about five common Missouri fish, and how to fish with lures. Participants will also learn about fishing regulations.

Part one will be held at the following locations:

June 4 at Hunnewell Hatchery from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Register at http://short.mdc.mo.gov/46H. Hunnewell Hatchery is located at 6503 Hwy Z in Hunnewell.

July 23 at Henry Sever Lake Conservation Area (CA) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Register at http://short.mdc.mo.gov/46j. Henry Sever Lake CA is located on Hwy KK in Newark.

Participants of the second part of these series must attend the first session prior to attending the second. Part two will be held at the following locations:

June 6 at Hunnewell Hatchery from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Register at http://short.mdc.mo.gov/46C. Hunnewell Hatchery is located at 6503 Hwy Z in Hunnewell.

July 25 at Henry Sever Lake CA from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Register at http://short.mdc.mo.gov/46F. Henry Sever Lake CA is located on Hwy KK in Newark.

Questions about these events can be sent to George Wisdom at George.wisdom@mdc.mo.gov. These events are designed for participants ages 7 and older. Participants will need a valid fishing permit. Purchase permits at http://short.mdc.mo.gov/Z4g.  Learn more about Discover Nature – Fishing at http://short.mdc.mo.gov/Zty.

 




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June 3, 2024

 

EPA FINES PESTICIDE SELLER IN PARIS, MISSOURI FOR ALLEGEDLY VIOLATING FEDERAL LAW 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) penalized Logan Agri-Service Inc. for allegedly repackaging pesticide products, in violation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. The Illinois-based pesticide dealer, which operates a branch in Paris, Missouri, will pay a civil penalty of $74,806.

According to EPA, employees at Logan Agri-Services’ Paris branch were repackaging pesticides from bulk containers into containers provided by customers, without required repackaging agreements from the pesticide manufacturers. Further, Logan Agri-Services failed to obtain a registration number from EPA for its Paris branch in order to produce pesticides at that location.

“Registering pesticide products with EPA helps to ensure that, when used according to label directions, the products will not harm people, non-target species, or the environment,” said Jodi Bruno, acting director of EPA Region 7’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Division. “Proper pesticide labeling is critical to protecting public health so consumers are aware of a product’s ingredients, how the product can be safely used, and how the product should be properly stored and disposed.”

Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, pesticide manufacturers, distributors, and appliers are required to comply with the law’s registration, labeling, packaging, and application regulations.

 

MEXICO PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT REPORT

On Wednesday, May 29 at approximately 2:04PM, an officer with the Mexico Public Safety Department attempted to stop a white, Ford F-150 in the area of Liberty and Clark Street. The driver refused to stop and a pursuit began. The pursuit went for about two miles before the vehicle left town and began traveling on gravel roads at excessive speeds. Additional MPSD officers, assisted by the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office, located the vehicle and driver, Glenda M Barnes, age 59, at her home. Barnes was arrested without incident, processed at MPSD, and eventually transported to the Audrain County Jail for Driving While Intoxicated (Prior offender), Driving While Revoked, Failing to Yield to Emergency Vehicle, traffic violations, and violations of bond conditions. There were no injuries from the incident.

 

PSC SETS INTERVENTION DEADLINE IN AMEREN MISSOURI CASE

Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking a certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) authorizing Ameren Missouri to construct, install, own, operate, maintain and otherwise control and manage a solar generating facility in Montgomery County to serve as the third program resource for its Community Solar Program.

Applications to intervene and participate in this case must be filed no later than June 13, 2024, with the Secretary of the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, or by using the Commission’s Electronic Filing and Information System (EFIS) at www.psc.mo.gov .

Individual citizens wishing to comment should contact either the Office of the Public Counsel (Governor Office Building, 200 Madison Street, Suite 650, P.O. Box 2230, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-2230, telephone 1-866-922-2959, e-mail opcservice@opc.mo.gov) or the Public Service Commission Staff (P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone 1-800-392-4211, e-mail pscinfo@psc.mo.gov). The Office of the Public Counsel is a separate state agency that represents the general public in matters before the Commission.

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May 31, 2024

 

Patrol: Preliminary Reports Indicate Seven Traffic Fatalities, No Boating Fatalities, & No Drownings Over Memorial Day Weekend

Seven people died in traffic crashes over the 2024 Memorial Day weekend counting period of 6 p.m., Friday, May 24, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 27, 2024.

Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers investigated the following over the 2024 Memorial Day holiday weekend:

Traffic Statistics

Crashes -- 275
Injuries -- 161
Fatalities -- 7
DWI -- 128


Boating Statistics

Crashes -- 7
Injuries -- 7
Fatalities -- 0
Drowning -- 0
BWI -- 6

(Note: During the 2023 counting period, the Patrol investigated 287 traffic crashes, which included 117 injuries and 12 of the 13 fatalities. Also, over the 2023 Memorial Day holiday: Marine operations troopers investigated 10 boating crashes, which included no fatalities and two injuries. Troopers made 137 driving while intoxicated arrests and eight boating while intoxicated arrests. No one drowned over the 2023 Memorial Day holiday. Statewide over the 2023 Memorial Day holiday weekend, 13 people died and 403 were injured in 990 traffic crashes. During the 2023 Memorial Day weekend, there were 10 boating crashes which included no fatalities and two injuries. No one drowned over last year’s Memorial Day weekend.)

Troopers investigated all seven of the traffic crash fatalities. Three fatalities occurred in the Troop C, Weldon Spring, MO, area. One fatality occurred in each of the following areas: Troop A, Lee’s Summit, MO, Troop B, Macon, MO, Troop E, Poplar Bluff, MO, and Troop I, Rolla, MO, areas.

 

Governor Parson Places Amendment 1 and Amendment 4 on August Primary Ballot

On Tuesday, Governor Mike Parson announced that Amendment 1 (SJR 26) and Amendment 4 (SJR 38) will be placed on the 2024 August Primary Election ballot. This year's primary election will take place on August 6. 

Both Amendment 1 and Amendment 4 are proposed changes to Missouri's Constitution. A brief summary of each ballot measure is below:

Amendment 1  if approved by the voters, allows the General Assembly to exempt from property tax all real and personal property used primarily for the care of a child outside of his or her home.

Amendment 4  if approved by the voters, provides an exception to allow for a law that increases minimum funding, if increased before December 31, 2026, for a police force established by a state board of police commissioners to ensure they have additional resources to serve their communities.

All other ballot measures are expected on the November General Election ballot, if certified by the Missouri Secretary of State's Office. 


 




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May 30, 2024

 

TWO INJURED, ONE SERIOUSLY IN TUESDAY AFTERNOON CRASH

Two people from Memphis were injured, one seriously in a Tuesday afternoon crash in Scotland County.  The highway patrol said it happened at around 12:10pm as 32 year old Marcus Fox was on MO 15 when his tractor trailer ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned.  He was taken to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries, while his passenger a 4 year old boy was to seek own treatment for minor injuries.

 

DRIVER HURT IN TUESDAY MORNING WRECK

43 year old Brian Schaefer of St. Charles was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Tuesday morning in Warren County.  MSHP stated that he was on the MO 47 off ramp from eastbound I-70 when he failed to observe traffic ahead and steered to the right, causing his truck to travel into an electric traffic control box and became disabled on the concrete island.  He was taken to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment of moderate injuries.  The wreck happened at 11:25am Tuesday.

 

WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY ACCIDENT

A woman was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 5:20pm Tuesday in Franklin County.  The patrol says that 28 year old Nicole Hendrickson of Catawissa was stopped at the intersection of Missouri Route HH and Missouri Route O when she failed to yield to a truck driven by 41 year old Jonathan Gummers of Robertsville who was eastbound on Missouri Route O and his truck struck her car and after impact her car went off the road into the woods.  She was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital South with serious injuries.

 

MDC PROPOSES MINOR PRICE ADJUSTMENTS FOR SOME PERMITS IN 2025

Missouri is home to more than 1 million anglers, 500,000 hunters, and several thousand trappers. MDC issues nearly 2.6 million hunting, fishing, and trapping permits each year. While MDC permit prices have increased only slightly over the past 20 years, MDC’s cost of doing conservation work have increased significantly.

To keep pace with continual rising costs of goods and services, MDC has implemented initial price adjustments to most permits over the past several years and proposes additional modest and gradual adjustments to permit prices over the coming years.

For 2025, MDC is proposing an incremental increase to non-resident permit prices and a few resident permit prices. The Missouri Conservation Commission gave initial approval to the MDC proposed permit price adjustments at its May 24 open meeting in Jefferson City.


 




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May 29, 2024

 

MDC INVITES LANDOWNERS TO LEARN ABOUT PROPERTY MANAGEMENT FOR WILD TURKEY IN NOVINGER JUNE 1

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites landowners to learn how to manage their property to create nesting and brood-rearing habitat for eastern wild turkeys in Novinger on June 1 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

This workshop will cover turkey biology, desired nesting and brood-rearing habitat, state and federal cost share programs for land management, habitat management techniques, and field demonstrations. This is an outside event with lunch provided. Participants are asked to bring a lawn chair and wear appropriate clothing for the weather. Closed-toe shoes designed for walking are recommended.

Adult wild turkey males in Missouri are very large and dark with a bare, red and blue head, with red wattles on the throat and neck. They have long legs, and their feathers are bronzy and iridescent. Males, and some females, have a tuft of hairlike feathers in the middle of their breast. Females are smaller and less iridescent. Turkeys are most famous for their gobbling calls, but they make other vocalizations as well.

Wild turkeys are most commonly found in mixed forests and grasslands statewide. Like other ground nesters, their reproductive success may be greatly reduced by extensive precipitation during nesting time. Successful management focuses on proper seasonal combinations of food, cover, and water.

This workshop is designed for participants of all ages, and registration can be done at http://short.mdc.mo.gov/46R. Questions about this event can be directed to Meagan Duffee-Yates at Meagan.duffee-yates@mdc.mo.gov. This workshop will be held on private land at 15274 Rolling Hills Road in Novinger.  

MISSOURI ROUTE 19 OVER FRENE CREEK IN HERMANN TO CLOSE IN JUNE

Missouri Route 19 in Hermann is set to close at the beginning of June to replace the deck of the Frene Creek (Market Street) Bridge. Construction crews working with the Missouri Department of Transportation plan to close the bridge to all traffic beginning on Monday, June 3.

The contractor will have 75 calendar days to complete the project and is expected to reopen the road in mid-August. A signed detour will direct motorists around the closure via Route 100 and Route Z.

All work is weather-permitting, and schedules are subject to change.

AIR PRODUCTS TO EXPAND IN MARYLAND HEIGHTS, INVESTING MORE THAN $70 MILLION AND CREATING 30 NEW JOBS

Air Products, the global leader in the production of gas separation and purification membranes, has announced that it will significantly expand its manufacturing and logistics center in Maryland Heights, investing more than $70 million and creating 30 new jobs. The company’s expansion, the largest ever for its Air Products Membrane Solutions unit, will help meet growing demand for its products.

Air Products’ expansion in Maryland Heights is driven by growing product demand in biogas and hydrogen recovery applications, in addition to customer needs for nitrogen used in the aerospace industry and cleaner fuels for the marine industry. The company’s new manufacturing facility is expected to begin production by the end of 2025. About 170 employees currently work at Air Products’ existing facility.

Air Products Membrane Solutions specializes in the development of hollow fiber membrane separators and systems for onsite gas generation. The company designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets a full portfolio of PRISM® Membrane Separators, Marine Systems, and Engineered-to-Order Systems to protect lives and goods at sea, on land, and in the air. Air Products’ systems are also designed to create more sustainable energy sources and raise productivity across a variety of industries and applications.


 




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May 28, 2024

 

PLANNED ROADWORK FOR NORTHEAST MISSOURI

The following is a list of general highway maintenance work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the Northeast Missouri region for the next few weeks.

All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/.

Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region, in addition to the work mentioned below.

Audrain County

Missouri Route 15 – May 28, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Route D to North Wade Street between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. An 11-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

Missouri Route 15 – May 31, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from CR 381 south to CR 381 north between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. An 11-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

Missouri Route 22 – May 30, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from 1.0 mile east of U.S. Route 63 to Route Y between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. An 11-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

Clark County

U.S. Route 136 – May 28, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from the Schuyler County line to Medil in Clark County between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Lewis County

Route E – May 31 & June 3, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Missouri Route 81 to Route A between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route F – June 4, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Missouri Route 16 to Route E between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route Y – May 28 – 30, CLOSED for patching operations from Route H to Missouri Route 16 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route BB – June 5, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Missouri Route 16 to Route C between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Lincoln County

Route PP – May 28 – 31, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Missouri Route 161 to Route H between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Route PP – June 3 – 7, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Missouri Route 161 to Route H between 6:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Macon County

Route W – May 30, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from the end of state maintenance to U.S. Route 36 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

Route W – June 3, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from the end of state maintenance to U.S. Route 36 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

Route UU – May 28 – 29, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Fathom Place to U.S. Route 36 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Monroe County

Route C – June 3, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from 1.75 miles north of Route AA to CR 962 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Montgomery County

Route K – May 28 – 29, CLOSED for core drilling operations from Missouri Route 19 to Route P at Loutre River between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Scotland County

Route BB – June 3, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 804 to CR 851 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. 

Route CC – June 4 - 5, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Route 15 to CR 855 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  

Route CC – June 6, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Route 15 to CR 855 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  

U.S. Route 136 – May 28, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from the Schuyler County line to Medil in Clark County between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Missouri Route 15 – May 29, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from U.S. Route 136 to the Knox County line between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Pike County

Route U – June 3, CLOSED for patching operations from U.S. Route 54 to CR 36 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route U – June 4, CLOSED for patching operations from CR 36 to U.S. Route 61 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route VV – June 5, CLOSED for patching operations from CR 132 to CR 130 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route AD – June 6, CLOSED for patching operations from CR 130 to Route YY between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route YY – June 6, CLOSED for patching operations from CR 129 to Missouri Route 79 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Shelby County

Missouri Route 15 – June 4, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from East Beech Street to West Elm Street in Shelbina between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. An 11-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

Missouri Route 15 – June 5, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from Route WW to CR 458 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. An 11-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

U.S. Route 36 (Westbound) – May 29, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from CR 471 to Route T between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. A 12-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

U.S. Route 36 (Eastbound) – May 29, LANE RESTRICTION for clean-up following a recent traffic incident 1,600 feet east of Route PP, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. 

Route J – May 30 – 31, CLOSED for patching operations from Route J Spur to Missouri Route 15 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Route J –June 3, CLOSED for patching operations from Route J Spur to Missouri Route 15 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route J – June 6 – 7, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Route J Spur to Missouri Route 15 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route T – May 28, CLOSED for patching operations from Route AA to Missouri Route 168 between 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Route T – June 4 - 5, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Missouri Route 168 to U.S. Route 36 between 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route W – May 29, CLOSED for patching operations from Missouri Route 168 to Route J between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route TT – June 3, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from CR 428 to CR 416 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

Warren County

Route F – June 3, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Innsbrook to Wright City state maintenance ends between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Route M – May 29 -30, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Missouri Route 47 to Route T between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

 

Quaker Windows and Doors to expand in Eldon, investing more than $30 million and creating 220 new jobs

Quaker Windows and Doors, a premier manufacturer of top-quality windows and doors, has announced that it will significantly expand its Eldon manufacturing facility, investing more than $30 million and creating 220 new jobs. The company’s expansion will add a vertical paint line and increased capabilities for insulating glass production while helping meet demand for its high-quality commercial, residential, and luxury windows and doors.

Through its expansion, Quaker continues to increase its manufacturing capacity, adding 300,000 square feet to its existing 450,000-square-foot campus. The original phase for the company’s Eldon facility was completed in 2020. The location has now received three additions in four years, bringing its total space to nearly 800,000 square feet. The latest expansion includes the installation of a state-of-the-art vertical paint line, a major technological leap, to increase powder paint capabilities. This cutting-edge equipment will improve efficiency and uphold the high product quality that customers expect. Quaker is also expanding its insulating glass production and adding tempering capabilities to better meet the needs of its diverse customer base.

Quaker’s expansion continues to generate new employment opportunities in central Missouri while underscoring the company’s commitment to innovation and growth. Quaker’s new facilities, expected to be complete by the fall of 2025, are designed to accommodate future growth and ensure the company remains a leader in its industry.

For this expansion, Quaker Windows and Doors will benefit from the Missouri Works program, a tool that helps companies expand and retain workers by providing access to capital through withholdings or tax credits for job creation.






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May 24, 2024

 

WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN LINN COUNTY ACCIDENT

A woman was seriously injured in an accident that occurred after 1:30pm Wednesday in Linn County.  The patrol says that 61 year old William LaPlant of Troy was on US 36 when he failed to yield and his dump truck went into the path of an SUV driven by 79 year old Karen Wheatcraft of Brookfield and the two collided.  After impact the dump truck overturned.  She was taken to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.

 

THREE HURT IN HORSE DRAWN BUGGY INCIDENT

Three people from Greentop were hurt in a horse drawn buggy incident Wednesday night in Adair County.  The highway patrol said it happened at 6pm as 21 year old James Schwartz was on US 63 when he lost control of the horse pulling the buggy and it traveled into the path of a truck driven by 33 year old Alyssa Fugate and then the truck struck the buggy in the rear.  Both drivers suffered minor injuries while a passenger in the buggy 19 year old Rebecca Schwartz sustained moderate injuries.  All three were taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment.

 

MAN INJURED IN WEDNESDAY MORNING CRASH

34 year old Ronald Griffith of Hannibal was injured in a Wednesday morning crash in Warren County.  MSHP stated that he was on South Rock Church Road when he lost control of his tractor on a curve and it traveled off the right side of the road, into an embankment and struck a mailbox.  He was transported by ambulance to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment of moderate injuries.  The crash happened at 10:15am Wednesday.

 

MSHP: HAVE A SAFE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Memorial Day weekend brings Missouri to life with busy state parks, lakes, and attractions, along with sporting events, barbecues, and gatherings of friends and family. Our state has a lot to offer, especially when the weather is nice. A little planning will go a long way to making your Memorial Day weekend activities a success. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds everyone to include safety when they plan their holiday weekend. Everyone should expect more travelers on Missouri’s roadways and an increase in boating traffic on the state’s lakes and rivers. Drivers and boat operators are reminded to follow all Missouri’s laws and be courteous. Always wear a seat belt when traveling in a vehicle, and wear a life jacket when near, on, or in the water.

This year's Memorial Day holiday counting period begins at 6 p.m., Friday, May 24, and ends at 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 27, 2024. Every available trooper will be on the road or on the water, enforcing 
Missouri laws and assisting people. Troopers on our roadways will focus their attention on hazardous moving violations, speed violations, and impaired drivers. The Patrol will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness Reduction Effort) during Memorial Day weekend.

Over the 2023 Memorial Day holiday weekend, 13 people died and 403 were injured in 990 traffic crashes. (Troopers worked 287 traffic crashes involving 12 fatalities and 117 injuries.) The Memorial Day weekend is also an unofficial start to the boating season. During the 2023 Memorial Day weekend, there were 10 boating crashes which included no fatalities and two injuries. No one drowned over last year’s Memorial Day weekend. Last year, troopers made 137 driving while intoxicated and eight boating while intoxicated arrests.

Always be courteous and pay attention, whether you're operating a vehicle or a vessel, and choose to be a sober driver on land and on the water. A safe, fun weekend is the result of planning and making good decisions.

Motorists or boaters in need of assistance or who want to report a crime should use the Highway Patrol's Emergency Assistance number 1-800-525-5555 (or *55 on a cellular phone). For road condition reports, travelers can visit the Patrol's website at 
https://statepatrol.dps.mo.gov. Click on the Road Condition icon to view road construction areas as well as road conditions throughout the state or call 1-888-275-6636.





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May 23, 2024

 

MEXICO PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT REPORT

On Sunday, May 19 at approximately 6:17pm, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 700 block of E Promenade in reference to a disturbance with someone being shot.  Responding officers found that several people in the home were involved in an altercation when Stephen L Welch, age 30, shot and killed his brother Christopher S Welch, age 36.  Stephen Welch remained on scene.  He was detained and eventually taken to the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office pending formal charges from the Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney.  The investigation is ongoing. 

Anyone with information about this or any other crime is asked to contact CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 392-TIPS or (800 392-8477 or Mexico Public Safety at (573) 473-5800 or (573) 581-2100.

 

On Friday, May 17 at approximately 8:57am, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 200 block of W Love St. in reference to a report of a burglary.  Responding officers found Juarez J Jarmin, age 40 of Mexico, and Whitney E Lamberson, age 37 of Mexico, inside a vacant apartment.  Both were arrested and processed at MPSD, then taken to the Audrain County Jail pending formal charges by the Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney.  There were no injuries from the incident.

 

Lieutenant Governor Kehoe to Serve as Acting Governor While Governor Parson Leads Trade Mission to Italy

Last week, Governor Mike Parson announced that Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe will serve as Missouri's Acting Governor while he leads a trade mission delegation to Italy. Lieutenant Governor Kehoe will serve in the Acting Governor capacity from May 18 - June 4, 2024. 

"Each time we've been overseas, Lt. Governor Kehoe has always dutifully answered the call to ensure state government continues operating efficiently and effectively," Governor Parson said. "We know Lt. Governor Kehoe offers a steady hand of leadership that Missourians can count on." 

Consistent with Governor Parson’s infrastructure and economic development priorities, the goal of the Italy Trade Mission is to build relationships with key international figures to promote Missouri’s strong capacity for trade. Governor Parson will meet with various government officials, diplomats, and business leaders to promote Missouri as a prime destination for business investment and expansion.

While the trade mission itself runs May 18 - 25, 2024, Governor Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson will be taking some personal time for their own private travels once the trade mission concludes.

 

MDC reminds public squirrel and black bass seasons kick off May 25

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds hunters and anglers that squirrel and black bass seasons open Saturday, May 25.

SQUIRRELS

The hunting season on eastern gray and fox squirrels runs May 25 through Feb. 15, 2025. Allowed methods include shotguns, rifles, and other legal firearm methods, as well as archery equipment, slingshots, or atlatls. Squirrels may also be harvested with cage-style traps during the hunting season as long as hunters have a valid Small Game Hunting permit. Traps must be labeled with the hunter’s full name and address, or Conservation Number, be attended daily, and have an opening of 144 square-inches or smaller.

The daily limit for hunting, including the use of cage-style traps, is ten and the possession limit is 20. Hunters must have a permit valid for hunting small game or be exempt.

Get more information on squirrel hunting and trapping from MDC’s 2024 Summary of Missouri Hunting and Trapping Regulations online at http://short.mdc.mo.gov/4ud.

BLACK BASS

Anglers may catch-and-keep black bass, such as largemouth, smallmouth, spotted/Kentucky bass, May 25 through Feb. 28, 2025. Black bass can be found statewide but have a closed season part of the year in most streams south of the Missouri River. Black bass can be caught and released legally throughout the year anywhere in Missouri, and legal-sized bass may be kept all year long from impoundments and streams with no closed season. In most state waters, the daily limit on black bass is six. Fish taken from most rivers and streams must be 12-inches long. Additional regulations may apply to specific waters or areas. Anglers must have a valid fishing permit or be exempt.

Find more information on bass fishing in MDC’s 2024 Summary of Missouri Fishing Regulations, available where permits are sold, or online at  http://short.mdc.mo.gov/4uW.


 




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May 22, 2024

 

MODOT URGES EXTRA CAUTION IN INCREASED TRAFFIC AND WORK ZONES THIS SUMMER

As Memorial Day weekend approaches and Missourians hit the road to start their summer travels, the Missouri Department of Transportation is urging drivers to be cautious, patient and use good judgment when traveling, especially through work zones. On an average day, there are nearly 800 work zones on Missouri’s 34,000 miles of state roadways, ranging from construction on bridges, interchanges, and roads to daily maintenance work. In 2023, there were 4,563 crashes including 36 people killed in work zone crashes.

Impaired driving, distracted driving, excessive speeds, and not wearing seat belts are just a few of the concerns that can accompany the increased Memorial Day weekend traffic. In Missouri, 14 people were killed and 60 were seriously injured in crashes over Memorial Day weekend last year.  So far in 2024, 70% of the people killed in crashes on Missouri roads were not wearing a seat belt.

Drivers can stay informed of road conditions, delays and work zone locations on MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map at traveler.modot.org, also available as a free mobile app for Apple and Android devices. Over the Memorial Day weekend, road work will not take place between noon on Friday until 9 a.m. Tuesday, but some work zones include permanent lane restrictions.

For this summer, these are some of the major projects with traffic impacts around the state for which drivers should be on the lookout:

Northwest area: U.S. Route 36: Livingston County – concrete replacement under the U.S. Route 65 and the Kansas City Sub railroad line bridges in Chillicothe. Both east and westbound U.S. Route 36 traffic will be narrowed to one lane.

Northeast area: MO Route 79 Bridge Replacement:  Bridge replacement and improvement project in Hannibal with traffic impacts: modot.org/missouri-route-79-bridge-replacement-over-bear-creek-marion

Kansas City area:  I-435 Bridge Rehabilitation: Lane closures on NB/SB I-435 for bridge rehabilitation over Raytown Road. Watch for lane closures and the shifting of traffic lanes. Access to the Royals and Chiefs stadiums from I-435 north may be impacted: modot.org/interstate-435-bridge-replacement-jackson-0

Central area: U.S. 54 Improvement Projects: Adding lanes, bridge rehabilitation, and shoulder work. Motorists may expect delays as the roadway could be narrowed in either direction by the Missouri River bridge in Jefferson City.: Guide to U.S. Route 54 Improvement Projects in Jefferson City | Missouri Department of Transportation (modot.org)

St. Louis area: I-55 between Lindbergh and Arsenal: Work continues to rehabilitate or replace the driving surface on more than a dozen Interstate 55 bridges between Lindbergh and Arsenal in St. Louis City and County. I-55 is reduced to two lanes in each direction.  modot.org/I-55bridge2023_bridge_rehab

Southwest area: Route 65, Route 125/U.S. Route 60 Interchange: Route 65 Widening in Christian County, some narrowed lanes may be present. The Missouri Route 125 and US 60 Interchange Project in Greene County and Webster County, Route 125 will be closed.

Southeast area: U.S. Route 63, Howell and Oregon CountiesRoute 63 will be reduced to one lane with utilization of a pilot car as contractor crews perform asphalt resurfacing from Business 63 in West Plains to Koshkonong in Howell and Oregon counties. Additionally, contractor crews are replacing a bridge over Burlington Norther Santa Fe railroad north of Brandsville. The new bridge construction is on a new alignment, slightly south of the existing bridge: modot.org/63howellbridge 

DED AWARDS $6 MILLION IN TAX CREDITS TO 37 ORGANIZATIONS THROUGH THE YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM

The Department of Economic Development has announced that it will award $6 million in 50% tax credits to 37 organizations throughout Missouri through the Youth Opportunities Program (YOP) during its 2024 cycle.

YOP helps broaden and strengthen opportunities for positive development and participation in community life for youth. The program allows organizations to leverage private-sector funds by providing partial state tax credits to businesses and individuals making contributions to approved youth development or crime prevention projects. YOP funds a variety of project types, including degree completion, internships and apprenticeships, mentoring, substance abuse prevention, violence prevention, counseling, and more.

A total of up to $6 million is awarded through YOP annually, with projects limited to $200,000 in tax credits. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations, education institutions, faith-based organizations, local governments, and businesses that meet program requirements. YOP is administered by the Division of Business and Community Solutions. The full list of 2024 YOP recipients is available here.

For more information about the program, including upcoming application cycles, eligibility criteria, and frequently asked questions, visit the YOP webpage.

MDC REPORTS HUNTERS TOOK 43,380 BIRDS DURING SPRING TURKEY SEASON

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows turkey hunters checked 43,380 birds during Missouri’s 2024 regular spring turkey season, April 15 through May 5. Top harvest counties for the regular season were Franklin with 940 birds harvested, Callaway with 822, and Texas with 780.

Young turkey hunters also harvested 3,739 turkeys over the youth weekend, April 6 and 7, bringing the overall 2024 spring turkey harvest to 47,119. According to MDC, that is a 6-percent increase in total harvest from 2023 and a 20-percent increase in total harvest compared to the previous five-year average.

Get more information on this year’s spring turkey harvest numbers by county at extra.mdc.mo.gov/widgets/harvest_table/





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May 21, 2024

 

MOTORCYCLIST SERIOUSLY INJURED IN MONDAY MORNING INCIDENT

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a Monday morning incident in Lincoln County.  The patrol says that it occurred at 7:55am as 30 year old Tyson Hamlet of Troy was on Chantilly Road, passing another vehicle when a turkey flew into the roadway and struck him which caused him to lose control of his motorcycle and it traveled off the left side of the road, struck a tree and ejected him.  Hamlet was taken to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis with serious injuries. 

 

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN RALLS COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Hannibal man was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 2am Monday in Ralls County.  The patrol says that 45 year old Chad Majors was on Route N when his motorcycle struck a deer in the roadway, overturned and ejected him from it.  He was taken to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.  

 

WOMAN INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE MISHAP

A Florissant woman was injured in a motorcycle mishap Sunday morning in Lincoln County.  The highway patrol said it happened at 11:40am as 48 year old Jennifer Schaper was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by 53 year old Glennon Schaper of Florissant.  They were making a left turn from Auburn Street onto northbound Missouri 79 when the motorcycle experienced an equipment malfunction, causing it to travel off the right side of the road and overturned, ejecting both from it.  She was transported by ambulance to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

DRIVER HURT IN EARLY SATURDAY MORNING CRASH

24 year old Cameron Snodgrass of Fulton was hurt in an early Saturday morning crash in Boone County.  State troopers stated that he was on Route A when his truck ran off the right side of the road, struck a telephone pole and came to an uncontrolled rest.  He suffered minor injuries and was taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.  The crash happened at 2:50am Saturday.






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May 20, 2024

 

PLANNED ROADWORK FOR NORTHEAST MISSOURI

The following is a list of general highway maintenance work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the Northeast Missouri region for the next few weeks.

All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/.

Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region, in addition to the work mentioned below.

 

Adair County

Missouri Route 11 (Northbound) – May 20 – 21, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Rock Way to Steer Creek Way between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Audrain County

Missouri Route 15 – May 20, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Route D to North Wade Street between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. An 11-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

Missouri Route 15 – May 21, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Route D to U.S. Route 54 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. A 12-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

Clark County

U.S. Route 136 – May 28, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from the Schuyler County line to Medil in Clark County between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Lewis County

Route Y – May 20 - 22, CLOSED for patching operations from Missouri Route 16 to Route H between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route Y – May 22 - 24, CLOSED for patching operations from Route H to Route K between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Lincoln County

Route D – May 22 – 23, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Norton Road to Palmer School Road between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Route D – May 20 - 21, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Route E to Route TT between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Route D – May 24 and May 28, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Route TT to Missouri Route 47 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Route TT – May 22 - 23, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Route D to Mary Jo Road between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Macon County

U.S. Route 36 (Eastbound and Westbound Passing Lanes) – May 28 – 30, LANE RESTRICTION for new transmission lines between Hickory Street crossover to Gantz Street bridge in Macon beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28th through 5:00 p.m. Thursday, May 30th.

Route J – May 21, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Missouri Route 149 to Ballpark Avenue between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Route UU – May 20 – 24, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Fathom Place to U.S. Route 36 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Marion County

U.S. Route 36 (Westbound) – May 20 – 23, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Route U to CR 244 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. daily.

Monroe County

Missouri Route 15 – May 20 - 21, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Route MM to U.S. Route 24 between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily.

Montgomery County

Route K – May 20 - 23, CLOSED for core drilling operations from Missouri Route 19 to Route P at Loutre River between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Schuyler County

U.S. Route 136 (Eastbound) – May 20 - 21, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from City of Lancaster to Scotland County line between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. A 12-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Scotland County

U.S. Route 136 – May 28, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from the Schuyler County line to Medil in Clark County between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Missouri Route 15 (Southbound) – May 29, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from U.S. Route 136 to the Knox County line between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Shelby County

Missouri Route 15 – May 23, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from East Beech Street to West Elm Street in Shelbina between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. An 11-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

Missouri Route 15 – May 24, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from Route WW to CR 458 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. An 11-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

U.S. Route 36 (Westbound) – May 22, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from CR 471 to Route T between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. A 12-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

U.S. Route 36 (Eastbound) – May 29, LANE RESTRICTION for clean-up following a recent traffic incident 1,600 feet east of Route PP, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  A 12-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

Route J – May 28 - 30, CLOSED for patching operations from Route J Spur to Missouri Route 15 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Route T – May 23, CLOSED for patching operations from Route AA to Missouri Route 168 between 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Route U – May 31,  CLOSED for seal coat operations from Missouri Route 15 to the end of state maintenance between 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Route W – May 24, CLOSED for patching operations from Missouri Route 168 to Route J between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Route AA – May 22, CLOSED for patching operations from Missouri Route 15 to Route T between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Warren County

Missouri Route 47 (Overpass) – May 19 - 20, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from I-70 eastbound to I-70 westbound beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 19th through 4:00 a.m. Monday, May 20th.

Route M – May 29 -30, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Missouri Route 47 to Route T between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

MOBERLY POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS

The following incidents/arrests were investigated by the Moberly Police Department between the hours of 7am on 5/12/24 and 7am 5/15/24.

 

On May 12, 2024, a Moberly Officer observed a vehicle being operated poorly on Rollins St near Williams St. The 34-year-old male operator was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated.

 

On May 13, 2024, Moberly Officers made contact with 41-year-old Tony Martin in the 200 block of S. Ault St. Martin was placed under arrest for an active Randolph County warrant on an original charge of stealing. Martin was transported to the Randolph County Jail.


 




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May 17, 2024

 

MISSOURI ROUTE 19 OVER FRENE CREEK IN HERMANN TO CLOSE IN JUNE

Missouri Route 19 in Hermann is set to close at the beginning of June to replace the deck of the Frene Creek (Market Street) Bridge. Construction crews working with the Missouri Department of Transportation plan to close the bridge to all traffic beginning on Monday, June 3.

Built in 1930, the bridge has narrow driving lanes and the pedestrian facilities are in poor condition. To update the bridge to modern standards and improve the traveling surface, the deck and girders – the superstructure – will be replaced. The pedestrian facilities will also be upgraded during the project to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The contractor will have 75 calendar days to complete the project and is expected to reopen the road in mid-August. A signed detour will direct motorists around the closure via Route 100 and Route Z.

All work is weather-permitting, and schedules are subject to change.

MAY 18-24 IS NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to stress the importance of safe boating and make the public aware of National Safe Boating Week, which takes place May 18-24, 2024. National Safe Boating Week is purposefully scheduled just prior to Memorial Day weekend, which many people consider the kickoff to the boating season.

Weather, time, and other elements may affect the readiness of your boat. Before taking that inaugural 2024 summer boat cruise, boaters are encouraged to make time for a thorough inspection of their boat. The Patrol’s marine operations troopers make boating safety a priority and are available, at your request, to inspect the required equipment on your boat to make sure you’re in compliance with state law. To help facilitate these inspections, marine operations troopers will be at the following locations on Saturday, May 18, 2024 (unless otherwise noted):

 

TROOP B

Mark Twain Lake ― 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Ray Behrens Boat Ramp
42991 Ray Behrens
Perry, MO

 

TROOP C

Troop C Headquarters ― 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
891 Technology Drive
Weldon Spring, MO

 

TROOP F

Lake of the Ozarks State Park Public Beach #2 
 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., MAY 22
Old U.S. Highway 54
Osage Beach, MO

 

APRIL 2024 MONTHLY JOBS REPORT

Missouri nonfarm payroll employment increased by 16,700 jobs in April 2024, and the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased by one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.4 percent. Private industry employment increased by 16,400 jobs and government employment increased by 300 jobs. Over the year, there was an increase of 74,900 jobs from April 2023 to April 2024, and the unemployment rate increased by half of a percentage point, from 2.9 percent in April 2023 to 3.4 percent in April 2024. Read the full report at https://meric.mo.gov/missouri-monthly-jobs-report





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May 16, 2024

 

WOMAN INJURED IN GASCONADE COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Hermann woman was injured in an accident that occurred at 3:10pm Tuesday in Gasconade County.  The patrol says that 30 year old Caramie Forbes was on MO 100 when she failed to negotiate a curve, causing her SUV to travel off the right side of the roadway, struck an embankment, became airborne and struck a tree.  She was taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

MAN HURT IN TUESDAY NIGHT WRECK

51 year old Brandon Strausbaugh of Pacific was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Tuesday night in Franklin County.  The highway patrol said it happened at 9:30pm as he was westbound on I-44 when he lost control on the wet road and his vehicle struck the concrete median barrier, ran off the right side of the roadway, overturned down a steep embankment and came to rest on its side, partially blocking the North Outer Road.  He sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for treatment.

 

MDC HOSTS BEGINNING ARCHERY PROGRAMS IN HANNIBAL SATURDAY

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to learn how to shoot archery May 18 at J. Thad Ray Memorial Wildlife Area. There will be a morning and afternoon session. The morning session will run from 9:30-11:00 a.m., and the afternoon session will run form 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Archery is a safe and fun sport for everyone. All levels of abilities are welcome, but these programs are geared for novices ages 8 and older. All equipment will be provided, and one-on-one instruction will be provided. Participants are asked to wear sturdy, closed toe shoes.

Register for the morning program at http://short.mdc.mo.gov/42B. Register for the afternoon program at http://short.mdc.mo.gov/426. Questions about these programs can be sent to Kathi Moore at kathi.moore@mdc.mo.gov. To locate J. Thad Ray Memorial Wildlife Area from Hannibal at the junction of Route W and Hwy 61, take Route W west approximately 1 mile. 

 




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May 15, 2024

 

PLANNED ROADWORK FOR NORTHEAST MISSOURI

The following is a list of general highway maintenance work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the Northeast Missouri region for the next few weeks.

All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/.

Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region, in addition to the work mentioned below.

Adair County

Missouri Route 11 (Northbound) – May 15 – 21, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Rock Way to Steer Creek Way between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Audrain County

Missouri Route 15 – May 16, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from Route D to CR 9824 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. A 12-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

Missouri Route 22 – May 15, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Leach Lane to Switzler Street between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

Lewis County

Route O – May 15, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Missouri Route 6 to Route V between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Lincoln County

Route D – May 22 – 23, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Norton Road to Palmer School Road between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Route E – May 13 -15, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from 0.50 mile before and after the bridge over Mill Creek in Silex between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Route TT – May 15 – 16, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Route D to Mary Joe Road between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Macon County

U.S. Route 36 (Westbound) – May 16, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from 0.50 west of Atlantic Loop to the Macon County line between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. A 14-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

Route J – May 21, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Missouri Route 149 to Ballpark Avenue between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Route UU – May 13 – 17, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from end of state maintenance to Fathom Place between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route UU – May 20 – 24, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Fathom Place to U.S. Route 36 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Marion County

U.S. Route 61 (Southbound) – May 13 – 17, LANE RESTRICTION for clean-up following a recent traffic incident beginning 10 feet south of CR 361 to 600 feet south of CR 361 between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily.

Monroe County

Missouri Route 15 – May 15 - 16, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Route MM to U.S. Route 24 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Missouri Route 107 – May 16, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from 1.0 mile north or Missouri Route 154 to Route U between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Missouri Route 151 – May 15, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 1191 to Route K between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route C – May 17, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from 1.75 miles north of Route AA to CR 962 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

Montgomery County

Route K – May 15 – 16 & 20 - 23, CLOSED for core drilling operations from Missouri Route 19 to Route P at Loutre River between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

I-70 (South Outer Road/Tree Farm Road) – May 15 – 16, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Missouri Route 19 to Route F between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Schuyler County

U.S. Route 136 (Eastbound) – May 16 - 17, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from the City of Lancaster to Scotland County line between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. A 12-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Scotland County

Route H – May 15, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 361 to CR 363 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route BB – May 16, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Bethal Cemetery Road to CR 819 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Shelby County

Missouri Route 15 – May 21, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from East Beech Street to West Elm Street in Shelbina between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Missouri Route 15 – May 22, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from Route WW to CR 458 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. An 11-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

U.S. Route 36 (Westbound) – May 20, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from CR 471 to Route T between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. A 12-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

U.S. Route 36 (Eastbound) – May 15, LANE RESTRICTION for clean-up following a recent traffic incident 1,600 feet east of Route PP, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  A 12-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Route T – May 20, CLOSED for patching operations from U.S. Route 36 to Missouri Route 168 between 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Route W – May 21 – 22, CLOSED for patching operations from Missouri Route 168 to the end of state maintenance between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Route AA – May 17, CLOSED for patching operations from Missouri Route 15 to Route T between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route TT – May 17, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from CR 428 to CR 416 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

GOV. PARSON SIGNS HB 1803 INTO LAW, EXPANDING MOBUCKS PROGRAM

On Thursday May 9, during a signing ceremony at Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield, Governor Mike Parson signed House Bill 1803 into law. HB 1803 increases the total amount of state funds the State Treasurer may invest into the MOBUCK$ program from $800 million to $1.2 billion annually. Governor Parson was joined by State Treasurer Vivek Malek, representatives from Missouri's agriculture advocacy groups, and members of the Missouri Bankers Association as he signed the bill into law. 

"I have to give credit to Treasurer Malek for his leadership in increasing the awareness and effectiveness of the MOBUCK$ program," Governor Parson said. "Under his administration, all available MOBUCK$ funds were exhausted within just one business day of applications opening. Now, by increasing the cap, Treasurer Malek's office and the State of Missouri will be able to assist more beginning farmers, existing farmers, and small business owners with low interest loans. Thank you, Treasurer Malek, for being a champion for Missouri agriculture and small businesses across the state." 

In addition to raising the MOBUCK$ investment total, HB 1803 removes previous funding caps on the portion of total funds that could be invested in farming operations, small businesses, livestock operations, beginning farmer operations, etc. 


 




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May 14, 2024

 

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN MONDAY MORNING MISHAP

A La Plata man was seriously injured in a Monday morning mishap in Knox County.  MSHP reported that it happened at 8:40am as 54 year old Robert Brochu was on Highway 156 when he lost control on the wet road and his car traveled off the left side of the road and struck an embankment.  He was air-lifted to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries. 

 

WOMAN INJURED IN CALLAWAY COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Fulton woman was injured in an accident that occurred at 2:40am Sunday in Callaway County.  The patrol says that 34 year old Capreice Smith was on Highway C when she failed to negotiate a curve, causing her car to cross the center of the road, ran off the left side of the roadway, became airborne and overturned.  She was taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

DRIVER HURT IN SUNDAY AFTERNOON WRECK

34 year old Alexander Keene of Troy was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Sunday afternoon in Pike County.  State troopers stated that he was on US 61 when he fell asleep and his vehicle ran off the left side of the road, began to skid and the front and undercarriage struck the ground in the center median, before becoming airborne and overturned.  He sustained minor injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment.  The wreck happened at 2:55pm Sunday.

 

WOMAN INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH

A St. Charles woman was injured in a motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon in Franklin County.  The highway patrol said it occurred at 3:35pm as 58 year old Patricia Lyons was westbound when she intentionally traveled off the right side of the road and made a u-turn onto Route T, lost control of her motorcycle and it went off the right side of the roadway, slid down an embankment, rolled onto its right side, struck a downed tree limb and ejected her from it.  She was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for treatment of moderate injuries.


 




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May 10, 2024

 

PLANNED ROADWORK FOR NORTHEAST MISSOURI

The following is a list of general highway maintenance work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the Northeast Missouri region for the next few weeks.

All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/.

Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region, in addition to the work mentioned below.

Adair County

Route D – May 10 – 14, CLOSED for patching operations from Route O to Missouri Route 149 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Audrain County

Missouri Route 15 – May 10, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from CR 381 south to CR 381 north between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Missouri Route 15 – May 13, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from Route D to CR 9824 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Missouri Route 22 – May 10, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from 1.0 mile east of U.S. Route 63 to Route Y between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Lewis County

Route O – May 13 – 14, CLOSED for patching operations from Missouri Route 6 to Route V between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route O – May 15, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Missouri Route 6 to Route V between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Lincoln County

Route D – May 10 & 13 - 14 LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Route E to Missouri Route 47 between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Route E – May 13 -15, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from 0.50 mile before and after the bridge over Mill Creek in Silex between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Route TT – May 15 – 16, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Route D to Mary Joe Road between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Macon County

U.S. Route 36 (Westbound) – May 16, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from 0.50 west of Atlantic Loop to the Macon County line between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. A 14-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

Route UU – May 13 – 17, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from end of state maintenance to Fathom Place between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Marion County

U.S. Route 36 (Westbound) – May 16, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from 0.50 west of Atlantic Loop to the Macon County line between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. A 14-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

Route UU – May 13 – 17, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from end of state maintenance to Fathom Place between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

U.S. Route 61 (Southbound) – May 13 – 17, LANE RESTRICTION for clean-up following a recent traffic incident beginning 10 feet south of CR 361 to 600 feet south of CR 361 between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily.

Monroe County

Missouri Route 15 – May 15 - 16, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Route MM to U.S. Route 24 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Missouri Route 151 – May 14, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Route YY to CR 946 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Missouri Route 151 – May 15, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 1191 to Route K between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route C – May 16, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from 1.75 miles north of Route AA to CR 962 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Montgomery County

Route K – May 13 - 16, CLOSED for core drilling operations from Missouri Route 19 to Route P at Loutre River between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

I-70 (South Outer Road/Tree Farm Road) – May 13 – 16, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Missouri Route 19 to Route F between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Scotland County

Route BB – May 10, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 811 to Bethal Cemetery Road between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route BB – May 13, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Bethal Cemetery Road to CR 819 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route BB – May 14, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 553 to CR 804 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route BB – May 15, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 804 to CR 851 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route CC – May 16 - 17, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Missouri Route 15 to CR 855 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Shelby County

Missouri Route 15 – May 13 - 14, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from U.S. Route 36 to Route MM between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Missouri Route 15 – May 17, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from Route WW to CR 458 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

U.S. Route 36 (Westbound) – May 10, LANE RESTRICTION for shoulder work from the Monroe City overpass to CR 216 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

U.S. Route 36 (Eastbound) – May 15, LANE RESTRICTION for clean-up following a recent traffic incident 1,600 feet east of Route PP, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  A 12-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Route AA – May 17, CLOSED for patching operations from Missouri Route 15 to Route T between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route TT – May 16, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from CR 428 to CR 416 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

MOBERLY POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS

On May 4-5 Moberly Police Department officers began investigating activity at a residence in the 200 block of S Ault St., Moberly.  As a result of this investigation, a 57 year old male was taken into custody for the following charges:

 

Trafficking for the Purpose of Sexual Exploitation

Delivery of a Controlled Substance

Possession of a Controlled Substance

Keeping or Maintaining a Public Nuisance

Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 

The male was placed on a 24 hour hold at the Randolph County Justice Center, pending formal charges from the Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney. The Moberly Police Department was assisted by the North Missouri Drug Task Force. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

 

Governor Parson Signs HB 2016 into Law While Visiting Missouri National Guard Soldiers Deployed to Southern Border in Texas

On Wednesday, Governor Mike Parson visited the Southern Border near Eagle Pass, Texas, to connect with Missouri National Guard (MONG) soldiers deployed to the Southern Border and sign House Bill (HB) 2016 into law. HB 2016 passed the Missouri General Assembly with bipartisan support and includes funding for Missouri's Southern Border deployment, aiding Texas Governor Greg Abbott's Operation Lone Star mission, which is helping secure Texas, Missouri, and the nation. 

"We are proud to be here in Texas today to meet with our soldiers and sign HB 2016, funding Missouri's partnership with Operation Lone Star to secure the border," Governor Parson said. "President Biden and the federal government have failed. They're allowing fentanyl and other drugs, criminals, and even suspected terrorists to flood across the border into our country. States must take a stand, and that's exactly what Missouri is doing. The more crime we can stop at the Southern Border, the less we have to deal with in Missouri. We appreciate the strong group of bipartisan lawmakers for approving this funding and understanding the need for Missouri to step in when the federal government has failed our citizens."

"We understand there are many good people looking to come to our nation to achieve their American Dream. We respect and welcome that, but there is a process to go through, and it must be done legally," Governor Parson continued. 

HB 2016 totals $2.2 million, allocating $2 million to support MONG members deployed to the Southern Border and $206,000 for the Missouri State Highway Patrol's efforts to help secure the border. Governor Parson was joined at the bill signing by MONG Adjutant General Levon Cumpton, MONG soldiers stationed at the border, and Texas Department of Public Safety Regional Director Victor Escalon, who provided those in attendance an update on Operation Lone Star.





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May 9, 2024

 

MAN STRUCK BY VEHICLE IN CALLAWAY COUNTY

A man was injured after being struck by a truck Tuesday morning in Callaway County.  The highway patrol said it happened at around 11:40am as 72 year old Charles Case of New Bloomfield was outside of his truck when it started to roll downhill and struck him.  He was transported by ambulance to Capital Region Hospital in Jefferson City for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN ATV CRASH

A Hannibal woman was seriously injured in an ATV crash that occurred at 7pm Tuesday in Pike County.  The patrol says that 28 year old Lashae Caldwell was west of 16021 Route NN when her ATV traveled off the north side of the road, struck an embankment and ejected her from it.  She was taken to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries.

 

UNIONVILLE LICENSE OFFICE TRANSITIONING TO A NEW CONTRACTOR

The Missouri Department of Revenue is announcing the reopening of the Unionville License Office under a new management contract after being temporarily closed since January 5, 2024. The contract for the Unionville Office has been awarded to VanBuskirk Management. Mary Rhonda VanBuskirk says "I am excited for the opportunity to service my community and surrounding area and look forward to working with everyone." All license office contracts in Missouri are awarded through a competitive bid process. License offices are operated by independent contractors but overseen by the Missouri Department of Revenue.

Please note the current location 1507 Main StreetUnionvilleMo.63565 will continue to be closed from now – May 10 to allow for transitioning of the necessary office equipment. The office will reopen on Monday, May 13. The hours of operation will be Monday – Friday, 8:30a.m. – 4:00p.m. and the telephone number will be 660-947-3621.

While the office is closed to transition to the new contractor, the Department encourages customers to visit one of the following nearby locations to receive assistance with their motor vehicle and driver licensing needs:

Milan License Office – 200 E 3rd StMilanMo.63556

Kirksville License Office – 105 W Potter AveKirksvilleMo.63501

Princeton License Office – 703 Hickland, Suite B, PrincetonMo.64673

A full list of license office locations and hours of operation can be found at
dor.mo.gov/license-office-locator/
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May 8, 2024

 

DRIVER INJURED IN EARLY MONDAY MORNING CRASH

23 year old James Alvis of Wayland was injured in an early Monday morning crash in Clark County.  MSHP stated that he was on US 136 when his car traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned.  He sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL for treatment.  The crash occurred at 4:50am Monday.

 

MAN KILLED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Lake St. Louis man was killed in an accident that occurred at around 10:30pm Sunday in Montgomery County.  The patrol says that 21 year old Joshua Jenkins was westbound on I-70 when his car traveled off the left side of the roadway, struck a concrete median barrier and then he overcorrected, causing it to skid off the north side of the road and struck several trees.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

TEEN HURT IN MONDAY MORNING WRECK

A Gray Summit teen was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Monday morning in Franklin County.  The highway patrol said it happened at 7:20am as the 17 year old girl was on Robertsville Road and driving too fast for the wet road conditions when she lost control and her jeep ran off the right side of the road and came to rest in a ditch.  She was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Washington for treatment of minor injuries.

 

DRUG BUST IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY

On Friday May 3 at approximately 9:20am, officers and detectives successfully served a search warrant in the 400 block of Jackson Street resulting in the seizure of narcotics, drug paraphernalia, and evidence of child endangerment and neglect. The Chillicothe Police Department executed the search warrant in response to several drug investigations.

As a result of the investigation, a 27 year old male and a 37 year old female were arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, child endangerment, and child neglect.  Detectives are working closely with the Livingston County Prosecutor Adam Warren and Livingston County Children's Division on this case.


 




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May 6, 2024

 

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN FRIDAY NIGHT WRECK

27 year old Austin Roberts of La Plata was seriously injured in a one-vehicle wreck Friday night in Macon County.  The highway patrol said it happened at 7:50pm as he was on Old Highway 63 when he lost control and his vehicle overturned.  He was air-lifted to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.

 

DRIVER HURT IN CALLAWAY COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Columbia driver was hurt in an accident that occurred at 9:45pm Friday in Callaway County.  The patrol says that 25 year old Anthony Robinson was on Route HH and driving too fast when he failed to negotiate a curve after swerving for a deer, causing his car to travel off the left side of the roadway and struck a fence in three different places before coming to rest in a field.  He was taken to Capital Region Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

 

PLANNED ROADWORK FOR NORTHEAST MISSOURI

The following is a list of general highway maintenance work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the Northeast Missouri region for the next few weeks.

All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/.

Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region, in addition to the work mentioned below.

Adair County

Route D – May 6 – 7, CLOSED for patching operations from Little Road to Route O between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route D – May 9 – 14, CLOSED for patching operations from Route O to Missouri Route 149 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Audrain County

Missouri Route 15 – May 10, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from CR 381 south to CR 381 north between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Missouri Route 15 – May 13, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from Route D to CR 9824 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Missouri Route 22 – May 10, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from 1.0 mile east of U.S. Route 63 to Route Y between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Missouri Route 151 – May 9, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 116 to CR 128 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Knox County

Route F – May 6, CLOSED for bridge maintenance from Route A to Missouri Route 15 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Lewis County

Route O – May 13 – 14, CLOSED for patching operations from Missouri Route 6 to Route V between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route O – May 15, CLOSED for seal coat operations from Missouri Route 6 to Route V between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Route P – May 6 – 7, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Route P overpass to Route B between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route AA May 9 – 10, CLOSED for patching operations from Missouri Route 6 to 275th Avenue between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Lincoln County

Route D – May 9 – 10 & 13 - 14 LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Route E to Missouri Route 47 between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Route E – May 6 – 7, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Route O to U.S. Route 61 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily. A 12-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

Route E – May 13 -15, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from 0.50 mile before and after the bridge over Mill Creek in Silex between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Route TT – May 15 – 16, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Route D to Mary Joe Road between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Macon County

U.S. Route 36 (Westbound) – May 16, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from 0.50 west of Atlantic Loop to the Macon County line between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. A 14-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

Route UU – May 13 – 17, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from end of state maintenance to Fathom Place between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Marion County

U.S. Route 36 (Westbound) – May 16, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from 0.50 west of Atlantic Loop to the Macon County line between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. A 14-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

Route UU – May 13 – 17, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from end of state maintenance to Fathom Place between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

U.S. Route 61 (Southbound) – May 13 – 17, LANE RESTRICTION for clean-up following a recent traffic incident beginning 10 feet south of CR 361 to 600 feet south of CR 361 between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily.

Missouri Route 79 – May 7, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Adams Street to Lovers Leap between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Missouri Route 79 – May 9, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Adams Street to Lovers Leap between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Monroe County

Missouri Route 15 – May 15 - 16, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Route MM to U.S. Route 24 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Missouri Route 151 – May 7, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 1160 to CR 136 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Missouri Route 151 – May 9, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 1085 to CR 923 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Missouri Route 151 – May 14, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Route YY to CR 946 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Missouri Route 151 – May 15, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 1191 to Route K between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route C – May 16, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from 1.75 miles north of Route AA to CR 962 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Montgomery County

Route B – May 6 – 7, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Missouri Route 19 to Route ZZ between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Route K – May 6 - 7, CLOSED for core drilling operations from Missouri Route 19 to Route P at Dry Fork Creek between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Route K – May 13 - 16, CLOSED for core drilling operations from Missouri Route 19 to Route P at Loutre River between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

I-70 (South Outer Road/Tree Farm Road) – May 13 – 16, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Missouri Route 19 to Route F between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Scotland County

Route H – May 6, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 716 to CR 806 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route BB – May 10, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 811 to Bethal Cemetery Road between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route BB – May 13, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Bethal Cemetery Road to CR 819 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route BB – May 14, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 553 to CR 804 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route BB – May 15, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 804 to CR 851 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route CC – May 6 – 9 & 16 - 17, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Missouri Route 15 to CR 855 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Route EE – May 7 & 9, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Missouri Route 15 to CR 817 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. each day.

Shelby County

Missouri Route 15 – May 13 - 14, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from U.S. Route 36 to Route MM between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Missouri Route 15 – May 17, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from Route WW to CR 458 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

U.S. Route 36 (Westbound) – May 6 - 7, LANE RESTRICTION for shoulder work from 1.0 mile west of Route T to CR 462 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

U.S. Route 36 (Westbound) – May 9 - 10, LANE RESTRICTION for shoulder work from the Monroe City overpass to CR 216 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

U.S. Route 36 (Eastbound) – May 15, LANE RESTRICTION for clean-up following a recent traffic incident 1,600 feet east of Route PP, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  A 12-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working daily.

Route AA – May 17, CLOSED for patching operations from Missouri Route 15 to Route T between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route TT – May 16, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from CR 428 to CR 416 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Warren County

Missouri Route 47 (Overpass) – May 5 – 7, LANE RESTRICTION for seal coat operations from I-70 eastbound to I-70 westbound beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 5th through 6:00 a.m. Monday, May 6th and 7:00 p.m. Monday, May 6th through 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 7th.





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May 3, 2024

 

GOV. PARSON SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER 24-06 ACTIVATING STATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN IN RESPONSE TO SEVERE WEATHER AND FLOODING

On Thursday, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 24-06 activating the Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan in response to severe weather and flooding. Parts of Missouri have already sustained storm and flood damage with additional storms and rain forecast over the next several days.

“We have seen the tremendous power and destruction of this past weekend’s storms in neighboring states, and with areas of Missouri already impacted, we want to ensure state resources are available should significant disruptions or damage occur,” Governor Parson said. “This action enables the state to be better prepared and ready to assist our communities. We encourage Missourians to follow their local forecasts, heed all weather warnings, and take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and their loved ones.”

Executive Order 24-06 will expire on May 30, 2024, unless otherwise terminated or extended.

 

GOV. PARSON ORDERS CAPITOL DOME, MISSOURI LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL LIGHTED BLUE IN HONOR OF FALLEN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

In honor of Missouri’s fallen law enforcement officers, Governor Mike Parson has   ordered the Missouri State Capitol dome and Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial to be lit blue from sunset on Friday, May 3, 2024, until sunrise on Saturday, May 4, 2024.

“We owe a tremendous debt to the officers who made the ultimate sacrifice while enforcing the law and answering the call to service,” Governor Parson said. “Each year, we hold these ceremonies to remember and honor those who lost their lives in service to our state. We are proud to light the Capitol Dome and Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial blue, as we stand alongside the families and colleagues of our fallen heroes to express our gratitude for their selfless service to our state."

The annual ceremonies honoring fallen Missouri law enforcement officers will be held at the Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial on the grounds of the Capitol overlooking the Missouri River.

The 2024 Candlelight Vigil will be held on May 3 at 8 p.m., and the Memorial Service will take place at 10 a.m. on May 4.

“Each year, as we honor our fallen comrades, they and their heroic deeds are indelibly connected to the more than 700 officers whose names have already been enshrined on the Law Enforcement Memorial’s Wall of Honor,” Missouri Department of Public Safety Director Sandy Karsten said. “Their service is now part of Missouri’s law enforcement legacy of valor and selfless service that extends back to 1836.” 

The names of three law enforcement and corrections officers who died in the line of duty in 2023 and one officer who died in 2021 have been added to the memorial’s Wall of Honor in advance of this year’s ceremonies.

 

MAY IS BICYCLE SAFETY MONTH

Warmer weather encourages people to be more active outdoors. In the coming weeks, more and more bicycles will be sharing the road with motorists. May is Bicycle Safety Month, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages motorists and bicyclists to stay alert and be courteous. Preliminary statistics for 2023 indicate eight people were killed and 438 injured in 522 traffic crashes involving a bicycle. Please know the law regarding operating a bicycle and be a safe rider.

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· A bicyclist is required to ride as near the right side of the roadway as is safe, exercising due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction; except when making a left turn, when the lane is too narrow to share with another vehicle, or when on a one-way street.
· Bicyclists may ride abreast when not impeding other vehicles.
· Bicyclists must also obey all traffic signals and signs, the same as required of drivers of other vehicles. Use hand signals to let others know you will turn left, right, or stop.
· A bicycle must be equipped with a brake or brakes that will enable its driver to stop the bicycle within 25 feet from a speed of 10 miles per hour on dry, level, clean pavement.
· Bicycle riders, when riding on a street or highway, are granted all the rights and are subject to all the traffic regulations applicable to drivers of motor vehicles, except those that by their very nature do not apply.


It is important that bicyclists understand local ordinances regarding riding a bicycle. For instance, in some municipalities, riding a bicycle on the sidewalk in a business district is prohibited.

When riding a bicycle after dark, the bicycles must have the following:

· A white light mounted to the front of the bicycle or carried by the rider which is visible at 500 feet.

· A rear-facing red reflector of at least two square inches or a red lamp which is visible at 600 feet.

· Reflective material and/or lights visible from the front and rear on any moving part of the bicycle’s pedals or crank arms, or the bicyclist’s shoes or lower legs, which can be seen at 200 feet.

· Reflective material and/or lights on each side of the bicycle or bicyclist visible at 300 feet.


Penalties for violations of this law range from not less than $5 to not more than $25 for people 17 years of age or older. For those under 17, a provision allows an officer witnessing a violation to impound the bicycle for a period not to exceed five days.

When riding your bicycle, follow these important safety tips:

§ Make sure your bicycle is in good working condition. Check it before each ride.
§ Although not required by state law, wearing a bicycle helmet while riding is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself. Be sure your helmet is the proper size and adjust the straps for a snug fit.
§ Never carry passengers.
§ Walk your bike across busy intersections.
§ Don’t hitch rides on other vehicles.
§ Give pedestrians the right-of-way.
§ Use a horn or bell to warn those who may not see you.
§ Don’t perform stunts on streets or sidewalks.
§ Keep both hands on the handlebars except when signaling.
§ Wear light-colored or reflective clothing when riding after dark.
§ Keep your bicycle in good condition.
§ Always ride with caution and courtesy.
§ When riding a bicycle on a sidewalk, yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and give audible signals before overtaking or passing a pedestrian.


Please pay attention whether you're driving a vehicle or riding a bicycle. Understand and obey the law and make safety a priority. Reviewing bicycle safety guidelines and traffic laws is a great way to prepare for the bicycling season.






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May 2, 2024

 

WOMAN HURT IN WEDNESDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

A woman was hurt in an accident that occurred at 10:20am Wednesday in Chariton County.  The patrol says that 75 year old Margo Jones of Triplett was a passenger in a car driven by 56 year old Gail Buchanan of Triplett.  They were on MO 11 in Mendon when their car was struck in the rear by an SUV driven by 20 year old Blake Eitel of Milan.  Jones was transported by ambulance to Fitzgibbon Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

 

DRIVER INJURED IN TUESDAY AFTERNOON WRECK

71 year old Carol Paul of Chillicothe was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon in Livingston County.  The highway patrol said it happened at 12:50pm as she was on MO 190 when her truck traveled off the north side of the roadway and struck an embankment.  The truck came to a controlled stop on its wheels in a field facing northeast.  She sustained minor injuries and was taken to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe for treatment.

 

WOMAN HURT IN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CRASH

A Leslie woman was hurt in a Wednesday afternoon crash in Franklin County.  State troopers stated that 35 year old Tabetha Korman was on Highway 185 when her truck ran off the right side of the road, struck a culvert and overturned.  She was taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington for treatment of minor injuries.  The crash occurred at around 12:45pm Wednesday.






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May 1, 2024

 

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY ACCIDENT

A man was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at around 5:35pm Monday in Franklin County.  The patrol says that 26 year old Austin Sims of St. Clair was riding his motorcycle on a private roadway at 8337 Little Indian Creek Road when he failed to maintain control and was ejected from it.  He was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries.

 

WOMAN INJURED IN MONDAY AFTERNOON CRASH

A woman was injured in a motorcycle crash Monday afternoon in Franklin County.  The highway patrol said it happened at around 3:35pm as 41 year old Dawn Bracegirdle of Great Britain, United Kingdom was eastbound on the Route W Ramp to I-44 when she lost control and the front of her motorcycle struck a guardrail and ejected her and struck a light pole.  She was taken to Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

MAY IS MOTORCYCLE SAFETY AWARENESS MONTH

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to make the public aware that May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. It's important for motorcyclists to take an active role in their safety. Preliminary 2023 statistics indicate there were 2,459 crashes involving motorcycles. In these crashes, 2,141 people were injured and 175 people were killed.

Please keep these suggestions in mind when you're on the road:

*Be visible. Motorists often have a hard time seeing you. Keep your headlights on, day or night. Use reflective strips/decals on your clothing and on your motorcycle. Be aware of other vehicles’ blind spots.

*Dress for safety. Wear a helmet and eye protection. Wear bright clothing. Wear thick or leather clothing for protection.

*Think safety while riding. Give yourself space to react to other motorists’ actions. Use lane positioning to increase visibility. Watch for turning vehicles. Signal your next action in advance. Pretend you’re invisible and drive defensively.

*Know your bike. Get formal training and take refresher courses. Practice riding your motorcycle before going into heavy traffic. Know how to handle your motorcycle in all types of road conditions.

Review the laws pertaining to operating a motorcycle on Missouri roadways.

* You must possess a valid license that shows you have successfully passed an examination for the operation of a motorcycle or motortricycle to operate one upon any highway of this state.

* Any qualified motorcycle operator who is 26 years of age or older may operate a motorcycle or motortricycle upon any highway of this state without wearing protective headgear. This is allowed only if the motorcycle operator maintains proof of financial responsibility in accordance with Chapter 303 RSMo and is covered by a health insurance policy or other form of insurance which will provide the person with medical benefits for injuries incurred as a result of a traffic crash while operating or riding on a motorcycle or motortricycle.

* Motorcyclists are required to follow the same traffic laws as motor vehicle operators.

Car and truck drivers need to share the road with motorcyclists and keep the following in mind:

* Drivers should actively watch for motorcyclists.

* Motorcycles may look farther away than they are due to their smaller size. It is also difficult to judge the speed at which a motorcycle is traveling as it approaches.

*Motorcycles are hidden easily in a vehicle’s blind spots, or masked by objects or backgrounds. Thoroughly check traffic before changing lanes!

*Motorcyclists may slow down by downshifting or easing off the throttle. So, you may not see a brake light. Allow extra distance between your vehicle and a motorcycle.

*A motorcycle’s turn signal does not cancel after the turn like a vehicle’s signal does. The motorcycle may not be turning, so pay attention.

*A motorcyclist will often adjust their position in the lane so they can see more easily or to avoid debris, wind, or passing vehicles. Allow the motorcyclist to share the lane; don’t assume they are being reckless.

*Stopping distance for motorcycles is similar to that of cars. But, slippery pavement can make stopping quickly difficult. Please allow more distance behind a motorcycle in these types of road conditions.

 




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April 30, 2024

 

FLOODING CAUSES CLOSURES OF SEVERAL ROUTES ACROSS THE NORTHEAST DISTRICT

ALERT: Several routes have closed in the Northeast District due to flooding while some have been able to be opened.

Please do not remove barricades or drive through water over the road. The latest information on traffic impacts can be found on MoDOT's traveler map at www.modot.org.

Current updates include:

 Adair County

 Chariton County

 Clark County

 Macon County

  Monroe County

 Knox County

 Randolph County

 Shelby County

 

 

TWO HURT IN EARLY SATURDAY MORNING WRECK

Two women were hurt in a one-vehicle wreck early Saturday morning in Linn County.  The highway patrol said it happened at around 4am as 20 year old Amnah Thabet of Lenexa, KS was on US 36 when she failed to negotiate a curve and her car ran off the left side of the road, struck a road sign, crossed back over the roadway and went off the right side of the road, became airborne, struck the ground, became airborne a second time, struck the ground, slid down an embankment and struck a tree.  Both the driver and her passenger 20 year old Diamond Collier of Kansas City, MO were taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

WOMAN INJURED IN EARLY SUNDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

A woman was injured in an accident that occurred at 12:30am Sunday in Gasconade County.  The patrol says that 62 year old Robin Long of Canyon Lake, TX was on Route EE when her car traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a ditch and caught fire.  She was transported by ambulance to Hermann Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.  


 




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April 29, 2024

 

FLOODING CAUSES CLOSURES OF SEVERAL ROUTES ACROSS THE NORTHEAST DISTRICT

Several routes have closed in the Northeast District due to flooding, with more rain in the forecast.

Please do not remove barricades or drive through water over the road. The latest information on traffic impacts can be found on MoDOT's traveler map at www.modot.org.

Current closures include:

Adair County

Monroe County

Knox County

Macon County

Randolph County

Shelby County

 

 

PLANNED ROADWORK FOR NORTHEAST MISSOURI

The following is a list of general highway maintenance work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the Northeast Missouri region for the next few weeks.

All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/.

Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region, in addition to the work mentioned below.

Adair County

Route D – May 6 – 7, CLOSED for patching operations from Little Road to Route O between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Audrain County

U.S. Route 54/Missouri Route 19 – April 29 – May 2, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from 500 feet east of Route BB roundabout at Scotts Corner to CR 408 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily. An 11-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

U.S. Route 54 – April 30 – May 2, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from the Audrain County line to Missouri Route 15 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.  An 11-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

Missouri Route 151 – May 9, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 116 to CR 128 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Knox County

Route V – April 30 – May 2, CLOSED for bridge maintenance from Route AA to Falcon Road between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Macon County

Route F – April 30 – May 2, LANE RESTRICTION for grading ditches from Desoto Place to 1.5 miles north of Dallas Place/Denver Place between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Route J – April 29 – May 3, CLOSED for core drilling operations from Alpine Avenue to Anvil Street between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily.

Route W – April 30, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from U.S. Route 36 to Lewis Street between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Marion County

U.S. Route 61/U.S. Route 24 (Westbound) – April 30, LANE RESTRICTION for brush cutting operations from CR 361 to CR 320 between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Monroe County

Missouri Route 107 – April 30, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from 1.0 mile north of Missouri Route 154 to Route U between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Missouri Route 151 – May 2, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 160 to CR 156 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Missouri Route 151 – May 7, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 1160 to CR 136 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Missouri Route 151 – May 8, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 1191 to Route K between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Missouri Route 151 – May 9, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 1085 to CR 923 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route HH – May 1, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from U.S. Route 24 to CR 580 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Montgomery County

Old U.S. 40 – April 29, CLOSED for railroad crossing maintenance Jonesburg, 279 feet southwest of Old High Point Road between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

I-70 (Eastbound) – April 29 - 30, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from mile marker 167.6 to mile marker 168.4 between 3:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. daily.

Route B – May 6 – 7, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from Missouri Route 19 to Route ZZ between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Route F – April 29, CLOSED for railroad crossing maintenance in High Hill, 587 feet north of Old U.S. Route 40 between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Route K – May 6, CLOSED for core drilling operations from Missouri Route 19 to Route P at Dry Fork Creek between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route K – May 7 & 9, CLOSED for core drilling operations from Missouri Route 19 to Route P at Loutre River between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Route Y – April 29, CLOSED for railroad crossing maintenance in Jonesburg, 620 feet south of Old U.S. Route 40 between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Schuyler County

Route W – April 29 - 30, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Wabash Street to Hoot Owl Ridge between 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Scotland County

Route D - April 30, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 657 to CR 360 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route D – May 1, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 305 to CR 309 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route BB – May 2, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 811 to Bethel Cemetery Road between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route BB – May 3, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Bethel Cemetery Road to CR 819 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route BB – May 6, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 553 to CR 804 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route BB – May 7, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from CR 804 to CR 851 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route CC – May 6 – 9, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Missouri Route 15 to CR 855 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

Route CC – May 8 - 10, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Missouri Route 15 to CR 855 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route EE – April 29, CLOSED for culvert replacement operations from Missouri Route 15 to CR 817 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Shelby County

Missouri Route 15 – May 6 – 7, LANE RESTRICTION for patching operations from U.S. Route 36 to Route MM between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

U.S. Route 36 (Eastbound) – May 1, LANE RESTRICTION for clean-up following a recent traffic incident 1,600 feet east of Route PP, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

U.S. Route 36 (Westbound) – May 3, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from CR 484 to 2.5 miles east of Route T over the North Fork Salt River between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. A 12-foot width restriction will be in place where crews are actively working.

Warren County

Missouri Route 47 (Overpass) – May 5 – 7, LANE RESTRICTION for bridge maintenance from 500 feet before and after the bridge over I-70. Work will take place during nighttime hours only from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. beginning Sunday, May 5th at 9:00 p.m. and ending Tuesday, May 7th at 6:00 a.m.





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April 26, 2024

 

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN BOONE COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Hallsville man was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 7:20am Thursday in Boone County.  The patrol says that 58 year old Thomas O’Brien was on MO 124 when his motorcycle began having a mechanical malfunction and he steered it to the right shoulder and as it traveled onto the gravel shoulder it fell on its right side and slid to a stop.  He was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.

 

WORK CONTINUES ON MO 19 MISSOURI RIVER BRIDGE AT HERMANN

Two bridge rehabilitation projects began earlier this month on Missouri Route 19 in Montgomery County, located over the Missouri River and the Loutre River north of Hermann.

As work progresses on the bridge rehabilitation projects, cyclists and pedestrians on Missouri Route 19 traveling over the Missouri River Bridge at Hermann will be impacted by temporary closures of the shared use path.  Earlier this week painting and deck sealing operations necessitated daily closures of the path, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Temporary traffic impacts will continue between Missouri Route 94, south of McKittrick and Missouri Route 100 in Hermann.  Traffic will remain reduced to one lane during the day, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with the exception of Fridays in May, when all lanes will be open by noon).  Flaggers will direct motorists through the work zone.  For the duration of the project, a 12-foot width restriction will remain in place while workers are present. All work is weather dependent and schedules are subject to change.

Thomas Industrial Coatings, Inc. was awarded the contract earlier this year in the amount of $1,694,448. Work is scheduled to be completed by mid-summer.


 




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April 25, 2024

 

WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN TUESDAY MORNING WRECK

A Florissant woman was seriously injured in a one-vehicle wreck Tuesday morning in Callaway County.  The highway patrol said it happened at 10:55am as 43 year old Julie Schafer was on Route WW when she failed to negotiate a curve, causing her van to travel off the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned.  She was taken to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.

 

TEEN HURT IN GASCONADE COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Belle teen was hurt in an accident that occurred at 11:25pm Tuesday in Gasconade County.  The patrol says that the 17 year old girl was on Route B at Route CC when she drove through an intersection due to foggy conditions and her vehicle struck a sign.  She was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

 

RACE TO HELP SAVE LIVES WITH THE RED CROSS BY GIVING BLOOD

As May approaches, the American Red Cross reminds eligible donors to keep the blood supply stable by racing to give blood in the weeks to come. Donors of all blood types – especially type O blood donors – are crucial to keeping shelves fully stocked with blood products throughout the month.  

 

Right now, there’s no letting off the gas when it comes to lifesaving care. With no substitute for blood and no way to manufacture it, volunteer donors are essential for hospital patients who count on transfusions every single day.  

 

Book a time to give lifesaving blood now by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App. Thanks to Sport Clips Haircuts, all who come to donate April 29-May 31 will get a coupon for a free haircut by email. Plus, those who come to give April 29-May 19 will be automatically entered for a chance to win a trip for two and VIP racing experience to the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Races at Darlington Raceway Labor Day weekend, including entry to the Sport Clips racetrack hospitality tent and a $1,000 gift card. Additionally, those who come to give April 29-May 19 will also get a bonus $10 e-gift card to a merchant of choice. Visit RedCrossBlood.org/racetogive for more details. 






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April 24, 2024

 

WOMAN HURT IN TUESDAY MORNING WRECK

A woman was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Tuesday morning in Macon County.  The highway patrol said it happened at 7:25am as 30 year old Elizabeth Busick of Macon was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 35 year old James Busick of Macon.  They were on US 36 when he lost control and it ran off the left side of the road and struck a ditch.  She was transported by ambulance to Samaritan Hospital in Macon for treatment of minor injuries.

 

TEEN INJURED IN MARION COUNTY ACCIDENT

A teen was injured in an accident that occurred at 6:35am Tuesday in Marion County.  The patrol says that 18 year old Gage Dawson of La Belle was on US 24 when his car traveled into the path of a truck driven by 54 year old Elizabeth Gaus of Canton.  The teen sustained minor injuries and was taken to Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL for treatment.

 

RESURFACING PROJECT SCHEDULED TO BEGIN IN MONTGOMERY AND LINCOLN COUNTIES

Weather permitting, a resurfacing project located on Route E in Montgomery and Lincoln counties, from Interstate 70 in Montgomery County to Route UU in Silex in Lincoln County, is expected to begin as early as Wednesday. The length of the improvement is 35 miles with anticipated completion by late June.

The $3.5M contract was awarded last year to Magruder Paving, LLC of Troy, MO. The contract also includes a seal coating project, located on Route E in Lincoln County, from Route UU in Silex to U.S. Route 61. This project is anticipated to begin in early June.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction in place at the location where crews are actively working for the duration of the project. Flaggers and a pilot car will be utilized to direct motorists through the work zone. Signs and message boards will be in place to alert motorists, as schedule changes occur. All work is weather dependent and schedules are subject to change.






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April 23, 2024  

 

WOMAN STRUCK AND KILLED BY VEHICLE SUNDAY AFTERNOON

A Milan woman was struck and killed by a vehicle Sunday afternoon in Sullivan County.  The patrol says that it occurred at around 1:20pm as 63 year old Mary Baugher exited a parked vehicle on Route OO and walked into the path of an SUV driven by 18 year old Johnathon Stanton of Milan.  She was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville and then transferred to University Hospital in Columbia where she died from her injuries early Monday morning.

 

DRIVER HURT IN SUNDAY NIGHT WRECK

31 year old Danda Phalenson of Kirksville was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck that occurred at 6:50pm Sunday in Adair County.  The highway patrol said that he was on Lincoln Way when his vehicle traveled off the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned.  He was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment of minor injuries.

 

WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SUNDAY EVENING INCIDENT

A woman was seriously injured in an incident Sunday evening in Putnam County.  State troopers stated that a car driven by 32 year old Jimmy Pacheco Dzib of Princeton was on Highway 136 when it ran off the right side of the road and impacted a residence.  The person in the residence 79 year old Karen Torrey of Unionville was taken to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.  The incident happened at around 11:25pm Sunday.