October 21, 2019

 

SUSPECT CHARGED IN WEEKEND COLUMBIA SHOOTING

Columbia Police report that a suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting death of a 13 year old boy Saturday night.  19 year old Cameron White is charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action and is being held on $50,000 dollars bond.  Police say the shooting occurred in the 4400 block of Rice Road Saturday night.  The 13 year old victim suffered a serious gunshot wound and was pronounced dead early Sunday morning at a Columbia trauma center.  No further official details have been released. 

 

PALMYRA DRIVER KILLED – TWO INJURED – IN ROLLOVER CRASH

A Palmyra driver was killed and two passengers were injured in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 61, just south of Palmyra, Saturday night.  42 year old Jamar White, of Palmyra, died in the accident, which occurred at around 7pm.  The patrol says he was changing lanes when his soutbound pickup ran off the roadway and overturned, coming to rest on its top in the median.  White was pronounced dead at the scene.  Two passengers were ejected from the vehicle and were treated for injuries.  White’s 35 year old wife, Michelle White, of Palmyra, was seriously injured and taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital.  43 year old Carrie Haskins, of Palmyra sustained moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to Blessing Hospital in Quincy. 

 

GOLF CART ACCIDENT INJURES MEXICO WOMAN

A Mexico driver was treated for moderate injuries after a golf cart overturned on Audrain County Route ZZ, Saturday afternoon.  The Highway Patrol says 56 year old Cheryl Poindexter, of Mexico, was the driver of the northbound golf cart.  She lost control while traveling downhill and was ejected from the golf cart when it overturned.  Poindexter was taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.  The patrol was assisted by the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office. 

 

TWO HURT IN HOWARD COUNTY COLLISION

A Friday afternoon collision on Highway 5 in Howard County seriously injured a Boonville driver and left a Lamont, MO teenager with moderate injuries.  According to the highway patrol, the accident occurred just after 3pm at the intersection of Highway 5 and County Road 450.  The patrol says southbound vehicles driven by 18 year old Samuel Bello of Lamont and 29 year old Mia Burnes, of Fayette, had slowed for traffic when a southbound pickup, driven by 56 year old Clarence Howery, of Boonville, struck Bello’s car from behind, causing a chain-reaction collision.  Howery suffered serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to University Hospital for treatment.  Bello was treated for moderate injuries, also at University Hospital. 

 

TWO LIFE-FLIGHTED AND TWO OTHERS INJURED IN FRIDAY COLLISION

A Friday afternoon collision on US Highway 40, near Boonville, injured four occupants of the two vehicles…including serious injuries for a pair of Boonville residents.  It occurred just before 2pm Friday.  The patrol says an eastbound car, driven by 86 year old Carl Thomas, of Fulton, crossed the center line and struck a westbound car, driven by 40 year old Timothy Chamberlain, of Boonville, causing it to overturn several times.  Chamberlain and his passenger, 39 year old Sunny Allison of Boonville were both life-flighted to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.  Thomas and his 85 year old wife, Mary, were both taken to University Hospital by ambulance for treatment of moderate injuries. 




October 18th, 2019

 

NOVINGER MAN FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES AFTER THREATENING TO KILL WOMAN

 

A northeast Missouri man is facing five felony charges after deputies say he took a rifle to the home of a woman he knows and threatened to kill her.

The domestic disturbance happened in the early morning hours of Wednesday at a home on Bethel Ridge Road west of Connelsville, Missouri.

Ethen Dimmitt, 25, of Novinger, now faces charges of Second-Degree Kidnapping, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Third-Degree Domestic Assault, First-Degree Burglary and Tampering with or Attempting to Tamper with a Victim in a Felony Prosecution.

Dimmitt is being held without bond in the Adair County jail because deputies say in court papers that he is a serious danger to the victim. They say this is the second time he has used a firearm to threaten her. The deputy says Dimmitt was arrested on June 9, 2019, for pointing a rifle at the woman’s head.

In this most recent incident, the Adair County Sheriff's Office was called to the residence just after 4:30 a.m. Wednesday regarding a domestic disturbance that happened there earlier that morning.

The victim told investigators that Dimmitt had come into her home, forcefully woke her up and started yelling at her.

She said he had a long rifle and threatened to kill her.

She also told authorities he had forcefully taken her purse from her so she wouldn't have her car keys or her cell phone to call for help.

The woman eventually managed to escape from Dimmitt out a side door. She ran to a relative's home where they then called 911.

Court documents state that when law enforcement arrived, officers found Dimmitt in the victim's home lying on the living room couch.

Investigators said Dimmitt was visibly intoxicated. His eyes were bloodshot, his speech was slurred and repetitive, and he swayed when standing.

Court papers state that Dimmitt told officers he wanted to physically harm the victim because she wouldn't help him get a job.

The suspect was then arrested and taken to the Adair County Law Enforcement Center where he remains.

 

 

MISSING KIRKSVILLE TEEN FOUND

 

UPDATE: According to Adair County Sheriff Robert Hardwick, Stevie Lee Maize, 16, of Kirksville has been found and is safe. Maize was reported missing Tuesday.
Authorities would like to thank the public for helping to locate her. 

 

 

MISSING MAN FOUND IN WRECKED CAR

 

A 37-year-old Missouri man who had been missing for a week is hospitalized after being found in a wrecked car at the bottom of a ravine.

Lee's Summit police say a dirt bike rider found Ryan Linneman, of Lee's Summit, Wednesday evening in the wreckage along Interstate 470 in Kansas City.

Linneman was taken to a hospital with critical injuries. Lee's Summit police spokesman Sgt. Chris Depue says he did not have an updated condition report Thursday.

Police asked the public for help finding Linneman after he was last seen driving his car on Oct. 9.

The Kansas City Star reports crash investigators determined Linneman's car ran off of Interstate 470 and went down a 50-foot incline. The vehicle landed in a gully that was obscured from the view of passing motorists.

 

 

MAN INJURED IN BOONE COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

A Columbia man is injured after an accident in Boone County early Thursday morning.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 36 year old Joseph Hanson of Columbia was Northbound on Route Z at approximately 5:50 Thursday morning when he drove off the right side of the roadway, struck a culvert, overturned several times, and struck a tree.  Hanson was taken by ambulance to Boone Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR OCTOBER 16, 2019

 

10:46am, Officers out at Courthouse to take custody of subjects on warrants that needed to be processed….Brought to PD for processing….

 

11:05am, Officer out at Courthouse with paperwork….

 

12:47pm, Officer at PD to take statement from subject reference a fraud case….

 

2:01pm, Officer out assisting another agency in the 10 block of S. Washington Street….

 

2:29pm, Officer performing fingerprinting detail at the PD….

 

2:44pm, Officers out in 1100 block of Third Street on continuing investigation….

 

3:01pm, Officers checking report of impaired driver picking up child at Elementary School….Officer checked area and could not locate the suspected vehicle….

 

3:49pm, Subject in the PD to speak with Officer…..

 

4:46pm, Officers called to a residence in the 200 block of Garr Field Road in reference an out of control juvenile….contact made and report taken for juvenile authority….

 

4:47pm, Report of a C & I driver, possibly impaired, on S. Washington Street……Vehicle was halted and driver is OK…..

 

6:00pm, Report of an intoxicated driver leaving a business in the 600 block of W. Business 36…..Officers unable to locate the vehicle….

 

7:44pm, Report of a vehicle accident in the 500 block of N. Washington Street. A parked vehicle’s side mirror was struck by a passing vehicle….No injuries and report taken….

 

8:20pm, Report from another agency of a disturbance in the 300 block of Jackson…..Officers checked for the specific address that was given and determined it did not exist…..The reporting agency was re-contacted and advised they were unsure of address or if it was even in Chillicothe….

 

Numerous traffic stops, continuing investigations and building security checks…..

 

Chillicothe Police received 79 calls for service on 10/16/2019…..

 




October 17th, 2019

 

KIRKSVILLE TEEN MISSING

 

A Kirksville-area family reports a teenage girl is missing.

The Adair County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help in finding Stevie Lee Maize, 16, of Kirksville.

Maize is described as 5'8" tall, weighing 116 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes and a small scar on her upper right cheek.

The sheriff's office said family members last spoke to Maize by phone on Monday.

She is not believed to be in danger, but family members are concerned for her well-being and would like to know where she is.

Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Maize is asked to call the Adair County Sheriff’s Office at (660) 665-4644.

 

 

MISSING ATLANTA WOMAN FOUND

 

UPDATE: Bridgette Orr, 20, of Atlanta, Missouri, has been found safe and sound.

According to the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, she was located around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Macon Public Library.

A spokesman did not know the circumstances surrounding how she was found.

 

 

PUBLIC HELP REQUESTED TO IDENTIFY VENDING MACHINE MONEY THEIVES

 

A local sheriff's office needs your help to identify a couple of men who stole money from pop machines in two northeast Missouri communities.

The two and their pickup truck were caught by surveillance cameras, but the images aren't very clear.

The Macon County Sheriff's Office said the crimes happened the week of September 23, 2019.

Investigators said that early that day the men broke into the pop machine at Callao City Hall and stole all the money out of it.

A city hall spokesman told KTVO Wednesday that the two picked the lock and left no signs of damage on the machine.

He said city officials didn't even know the machine had been broken into until later that day when the Pepsi man came to restock it and discovered that there was no cash or change inside.

The spokesman told us surveillance cameras revealed the same two men breaking into a pop machine in Bucklin, Missouri, a day or two after they struck in Callao.

Anyone who recognizes the men or the vehicle is asked to call the Macon County Sheriff’s Office (660) 385-2062.

 

 

MEXICO KITCHEN FIRE

 

On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at approximately 7:07 PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 1100 block of W Boulevard in reference to a kitchen fire.  Responding personnel found a fire contained in an oven.  The fire was extinguished and there was no damage to anything else in the home.  The house was equipped with several working smoke detectors and there were no injuries from the incident.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR OCTOBER 15TH, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




October 16th, 2019

 

 

MAN INJURED IN LINN COUNTY MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

 

A northeast Missouri man somehow managed to avoid serious injuries when he wrecked his motorcycle Monday evening.

The crash happened shortly after 7 p.m. on Highway 36 in Linn County, Missouri.

Troopers report Robert Engelhard, 64, of Marceline, struck a deer in the roadway, causing him to crash.

Engelhard, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered only minor injuries.

He was taken by ambulance to the hospital for treatment.

 

 

TWO PEOPLE INJURED IN CALDWELL COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

Two people are injured after a two vehicle accident in Caldwell County Monday.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 18 year old Jessica Pendleton of Cameron and a vehicle driven by 35 year old Dustin Cope of Polo were both westbound on Missouri Highway 116 west of Francis Street in Polo at approximately 9:10 Monday morning when Cope’s vehicle stopped to turn into a business parking lot and was struck in the back by Pendleton’s vehicle causing Cope’s vehicle to fall into a ditch. Both drivers sustained minor injuries but refused treatment at the scene.

 

 

MOBERLY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO IDENTITY THEFT

 

A Moberly man plead guilty to charges of aggravated identity theft in federal court.  Lawrence Warfel, 76, of Moberly plead guilty to illegally using his wife’s ID to access social security benefits from an ATM. His wife, Penny has been missing since September of 2017.  He allegedly took more than $9,000 between February and June of 2018.  Upon sentencing in January, he will either be sentenced to up to 2 years in prison or a fine of up to $250,000.  He is also facing charges in Randolph County of Financial Exploitation of an Elderly or Disabled Person. 

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR OCTOBER 14TH, 2019

 

·         12:26am, A 20 year old subject turned himself in on an active arrest warrant for exceeding the posted speed limit. The male was processed at the Police Department, posted the required $200.00 cash only bond and was released pending a court appearance….

 

·         1:30am, Officers began an investigation of a stolen vehicle located in the 300 block of Elm Street in which the suspect had multiple felony warrants and was to be armed and dangerous. Subject attempted to flee on foot from Officers and Deputies but was captured and the stolen vehicle was recovered…The subject was also in possession of controlled substance and paraphernalia along with resisting arrest……Subject was transported to Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail in lieu of charges.….

 

·         6:42am, Officer received a report of theft in the 1200 block of N. Washington Street….A suspect has been identified and investigation continuing….

 

·         7:26am, Report of theft from an automobile in the 400 block of Samuel Street…..investigation continuing….

 

·         10:04am, Officer out in the 400 block of Washington Street on Public Relations detail….

 

·         10:07am, Officer out at Courthouse for paperwork……..

 

·         10:52am, Officers executing Search Warrant in the 1100 block of Third Street…..As result of investigation, two local residents have been arrested in connection to numerous thefts from vehicles within Chillicothe…Evidence was seized and prisoners processed at the PD and transported to Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail in lieu of charges…..

 

·         10:56am, Report that traffic signal at Park Lane and Washington not cycling correctly……Light was observed and there is no problem…..Vehicles not pulling forward far enough to hit pressure activator….

 

·         11:02am, Reported theft from business in the 1000 block of Graves Street….Investigation continuing….

 

·         11:36am, Reported theft from business in the 1000 block of Graves Street….Investigation continuing….

 

·         12:07pm, Reported theft from a vehicle in the 1500 block of Vine Street….investigation continuing….

 

·         12:43pm, Complaint of dogs barking in the 1300 block of Calhoun Street….Owner contacted and advised of complaint….

 

·         12:54pm, Reported theft from vehicle in the 400 block of Calhoun Street…..investigation continuing….

 

·         2:29pm, Report of subject near Washington Street and Simpson Park that was contemplating self-harm….Subject was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for medical assistance….

 

·         3:18pm, Call to check well-being of resident on Jennifer Lane….Subject was OK….

 

·         3:44pm, Subject in PD to report a theft from a vehicle…..Report taken….

 

·         4:01pm, Reported domestic disturbance in the 1400 block of Clay Street… one party had left before Officers arrival….Statements were taken and info. will be considered for prosecution…..

 

·         4:06pm, Reported theft from a room at local business in the 300 block of W. Business 36 Hwy…..Investigation continuing….

 

·         4:31pm, Subject in PD to pick up recovered property…..Items were returned…..

 

·         4:46, Complaint of barking dogs in the 1200 block of Polk Street….Owner contacted……

 

·         8:43pm, Reported disturbance at corner of Cherry and Clay Street…Two brothers having an argument….They went on their way….

 

·         9:58pm, Information on reported theft from a vehicle was received at the PD……investigation continuing….

 

·         Numerous traffic stops, continuing investigations and building security checks….

 

·         Chillicothe Police received 120 calls for service on 10/14/2019….

 




October 15th, 2019

 

 

ACCIDENT CLOSES ONE LANE OF KIRKSVILLE STREET

 

A two-vehicle accident reduced a Heartland road to one lane Monday morning.

The crash happened just before 9 a.m. in Kirksville on West Potter Avenue, just west of the Baltimore Street intersection.

A silver Toyota Camry was rear-ended by a small blue Toyota convertible in the west bound lane of Potter Avenue.

When KTVO arrived, officers with the Kirksville Police Department were on the scene clearing glass from the roadway.

No injuries were reported, but both vehicles suffered damage and needed to be towed from the scene.

The street was cleared in under a hour.

 

 

UNDERAGE BOY ARRESTED AFTER THEFTS AT KIRKSVILLE HOMECOMING

 

An underage suspect was arrested after multiple reports of thefts from vehicles at Friday night’s Kirksville High School football game.

Kirksville police were notified around 8 p.m. that several people had reported items stolen from unlocked cars and trucks at Spainhower Field during KHS Homecoming events.

Stolen items included purses, wallets, purses, money and a cell phone.

During the investigation, several people told officers a firearm had also been taken from a vehicle.

Investigators were able to talk with the possible victim of the gun theft, and that person told officers there had been no weapon in the vehicle to begin with.

While investigating, a juvenile suspect was identified. The boy was later located and taken into custody without incident.

 

 

WOMAN INJURED IN CHARITON COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

A Carrollton woman is injured after an accident in Chariton County Monday morning.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 21 year old Makayla Bowen of Carrollton was westbound on U.S. Highway 24 three miles west of Keytesville at approximately 9:30 Monday morning when her vehicle traveled off the left side of the road, struck the ground and overturned.  Bowen was taken by ambulance to Fitzgibbons Hospital in Marshall for treatment of moderate injuries. 

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 11TH-13TH

 

Friday, October 11th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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COLUMBIA POLICE ARREST MAN FOR FIREARM POSSESSION

 

The Columbia Police Department served a search warrant at 2313 Parks Edge Place on Friday, Oct. 11 at approximately 10:45 a.m. The warrant was a result of an ongoing investigation involving burglaries and motor vehicle thefts. Members of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT), Criminal Investigations Division (CID), Street Crimes Unit and the Forensic Evidence Team partnered to execute the search warrant. 

Henry Anthony Williams, 30, of Columbia, was arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm, burglary 2nd, stealing, and possession of a controlled substance. 

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

 




October 14th, 2019

 

TRUMAN REC CENTER EVACUATED AFTER POWER SURGE

 

Kirksville authorities responded promptly to Truman State’s Student Recreation Center, and evacuated the building at around 6 p.m. Friday evening.
A power surge cut the lights and other electronics in the building for at least 15 minutes.
The building’s CO2 sensor also signaled to first responders, simultaneous with the outage.
The Kirksville Fire Department stated on scene the building was evacuated and placed on lock-down out of “an abundance of caution.”

 

THREE INJURED IN LINN COUNTY ACCIDENT


Three people were injured in a two vehicle accident in Linn County Friday morning.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, an SUV driven by 40 year old Nichole Rusow of Archie, Missouri was crossing Missouri Highway 5 from ramp to ramp at the junction with U.S. Highway 36 when she pulled into the path of a truck driven by 41 year old James Jordan of Marceline. Jordan's truck struck Rusow's SUV in the side. One of the passengers in Rusow's vehicle, a juvenile, suffered serious injuries. Two of Rusow's other passengers, 17 year old Hannah Rusow and 43 year old Angela Moss had minor injuries. Nichole Rusow and Jordan were not injured. All three injured parties were taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield. The juvenile was then taken to University Hospital in Columbia.

 

MAN DEAD THREE INJURED IN COOPER COUNTY CRASH


A Bunceton, Missouri man is dead and four others are injured after a two vehicle accident in Cooper County Saturday morning.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 19 year old Haven Pennington of Prairie Home, Missouri was southbound on Route U just South of Walnut Drive at approximately 10:00 a.m. when her vehicle crossed the center line and into the path of a vehicle driven by 42 year old Michael Kendrick of Bunceton, Missouri. Her vehicle struck Kendrick's head on. Kendrick was pronounced dead at the scene. Pennington and two of Kendrick's passengers, 40 year old Melissa Kendrick and a 14 year old juvenile, suffered serious injuries. Another of Kendrick's passengers, a 7 year old juvenile, suffered moderate injuries. Melissa Kendrick and the two juveniles were taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. Pennington was taken by MU AirCare to University Hospital in Columbia.




October 11th, 2019

 

Underage Boy Steals Car in Kirksville

 

An underage boy who is too young to even get a driver’s license is accused of stealing a car from the Kirksville area.

It happened around 9 a.m. Wednesday at Kirksville Auto Auction on Potter Trail just west of the city limits.

A witness who has an auto repair business right next door told KTVO it all happened really fast.

He heard tires spinning on gravel, and then the stolen car came crashing through a gate that was locked with a chain and padlock.

The suspect took off going west at a high rate of speed.

Adair County Sheriff Robert Hardwick said the suspect is approximately 13 or 14 years old and had been staying in the Kirksville area.

The sheriff's office was able to find the juvenile after the car broke down on Pure Air Trail a few miles southwest of Novinger.

Residents who live in that area saw the boy walking and reported to deputies where they had seen the suspect along the gravel road not far from the broken-down car.

He was arrested and taken to the Bruce Normile Juvenile Justice Center in Kirksville.

The stolen car received some front-end damage from impacting the gate at the auto auction facility.

Todd Morton from Kirksville Auto Auction told KTVO he knew the suspect would not get too far because the car had a bad motor.

 

 

Man Injured in Shelby County Accident

 

A Bowling Green man is injured after an accident in Shelby County early Thursday morning. 

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 19 year old Dillon Burbridge of Bowling Green was eastbound on U.S. Highway 36 just west of Shelbina at approximately 12:15 a.m. Thursday when he fell asleep.  His vehicle traveled off the south side of the roadway and struck a cement culvert.  Burbridge suffered minor injuries in the accident.  He was taken by ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital.

 

 

Man Injured in Boone County Accident

 

A Madison, Missouri man is injured after a two vehicle accident in Boone County Thursday morning.  According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a truck driven by 47 year old Daniel Moutray of Madison was southbound on U.S. Highway 63 at approximately 8:21 a.m. Thursday when a vehicle driven by 19 year old Hailey Wolfe of Sturgeon began to merge onto U.S. 63 from Highway CC.  Moutray did not see Wolfe’s vehicle and his truck struck it in the rear. Both vehicles traveled off the left side of the road and came to rest in the median.  Moutray sustained minor injuries in the accident and was transported by personal vehicle to University Hospital in Columbia. 

 

 

Chillicothe Police Summary for October 9th, 2019

 

1:03am, Officer checked a residence near Broken Arrow and Country Club after observing an open door…..Resident was contacted and everything OK….

 

2:44am, Officer assisted a Livingston County Deputy in checking three suspicious subjects in the 600 block of S. Washington Street……All OK….

 

8:52am, Officers checked on reported suspicious acting subjects in the 700 block of Elm Street…..Subjects checked OK…..

 

8:58am, Another report of suspicious acting subject, this time in the 400 block of Locust Street……Same person as before……Subject OK….

 

9:12am, Subject in PD with complaint about dog loose in the 1300 block of Dorney Drive….Officer contacted owner of dog and advised them of the ordinance….

 

10:00am, Reported theft from a vehicle that was parked in the 400 block of Polk Street…..

 

10:01am, Bicycle reported as stolen from the back yard of a residence in the 700 block of Broadway……

 

10:14am, Officers responded to a reported stranded motorist at Clay and Woodward…..Vehicle was gone on Officers arrival….

 

10:20am, Officers performed traffic control assistance for MoDot crew repairing signal at Jackson and Washington Street…..

 

10:22am, Officer assisted another agency with investigation in the 100 block of Brunswick Street….

 

10:46am, Officers responded to a residence in the 1600 block of Maple Street in reference to a disturbance….Determined to be verbal between family members…..one member left the premises and no arrests were made….

 

11:20am, Officer out in the 600 block of Webster Street on an investigation….

 

11:40am, Officer performed a funeral escort for local business…..

 

11:59am, Officer out in the 1100 block of Cooper Street on an investigation….

 

12:09pm, Report of property damage at St. Paul and E. Herriman Streets....Situation to be handled between themselves….

 

1:20pm, Officers out at Public Defenders Office for meeting….

 

1:47pm, Officer performed a prisoner extradition from Clay County-Liberty for subject arrested on municipal warrant…..

 

2:30pm, Officer performed a funeral escort for a local business….

 

3:41pm, Officer out at Chillicothe Truck Repair to deliver paperwork….

 

4:10pm, Officer spoke with subject reference questions on civil issue…..No report…

 

4:42pm, Report of subject acting strangely at Clay Street Park…..Subject was contacted and left the park going to their nearby residence…no report….

 

8:11pm, Officer spoke with local resident that reported someone’s vehicle had been parked on their property and abandoned,….They were advised that they could have the vehicle towed since it was on their property…..

 

9:47pm, Officers responded to a residence in the 1800 block of Borden that was reported to have an open door……Officers met property owner at the location and everything OK…..

 

11:14pm, Report of suspicious vehicle in the 10 block of Brunswick Street…..Officers unable to locate the vehicle at the time…..Another call about same vehicle at weight scales behind Business….Officers located truck but unable to locate anyone at scene….

 

Numerous traffic stops, continuing investigations and building security checks….

 

Chillicothe Police received 116 calls for service on 10/09/2019…..

 

 

 




October 10th, 2019

 

Teen Injured in Sullivan County Accident

 

A northeast Missouri teen is recovering after an early morning crash.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the one-vehicle crash occurred at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, at the intersection of Missouri Highway 6 and Route Z, seven miles west of Milan.

Troopers say Braedin Reynolds, 19, of Milan, was traveling eastbound when his vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and down an embankment.

The car then crossed over Route Z going airborne and overturned down another embankment.

Reynolds was transported by ambulance to Sullivan County Hospital in Milan for treatment of minor injuries.

Troopers add he was wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred.

 

 

Burglary at Mexico Business

 

On Monday, October 7, 2019, at approximately 9:07AM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 100 block of S Clark Street in reference to a burglary of a business that occurred over the weekend.  Investigation indicates that on Sunday, October 6, 2019, after 4:00AM, two people wearing hooded sweatshirts used a piece of concrete to break a window of the business and steal some money

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

 

 

Centralia Police Officer Charged with Sex Crimes

 

Clint Baer, 41, of Centralia, Missouri, was charged in a federal complaint with using interstate commerce for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.

According to the complaint, Clint Baer is employed as a police officer with the Centralia Police Department located in Centralia, Missouri.

In March 2019, Baer contacted an individual he believed was the mother of a 14-year-old girl through the social networking site FetLife.  Baer contacted the individual he believed was the mother of the 14-year-old girl. In reality, Baer was speaking with an undercover FBI agent.

Over the course of months, Baer exchanged sexually detailed and explicit text messages and phone calls, via FetLife and Kik messenger, with the undercover agent.  In Baer’s sexually explicit messages, he expressed his desire to engage in sexual activity with the 14-year old girl as well as the mother.

On October 1, 2019, Baer contacted the undercover agent, believing he was speaking with the mother of the 14-year-old girl, and set up a time and location to have sexual activity with the mother of the child and the 14-year-old girl.  On October 7, 2019, Baer travelled from Centralia, Missouri, to Wentzville, Missouri, for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity with both.  Baer was arrested in Wentzville.  Baer is currently in federal custody.   

Charges set forth in the Complaint are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt.  Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Saint Charles Police Department are investigating this case. 

 

 

Chillicothe Police Summary for October 8th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




October 9th, 2019

 

 

Kirksville Structure Fire

 

Just around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, a structure fire was reported on Hazel Green Way, northeast of Kirksville.

Upon arriving on scene, smoke was billowing out from the structure's roof and entrance.

Thick smoke obstructed part of the building, so damage was unknown at arrival.

Crews from the Adair County Rural Fire Department, the La Plata Fire and Rescue and the Adair County Ambulance District were all on scene.

According to Adair County Sheriff Robert Hardwick,  the structure may have been a metal working shop.

This was based on reports of welding materials and possible tanks of acetylene inside the structure.

No injuries were reported

 

 

Man Dead after Ray County Accident

 

A Chillicothe man is dead after an accident in Ray County Monday.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol,  a truck driven by 32 year old Theodore Bromann was Southbound on Missouri Highway 13 just east of 116th street in Ray County.  At approximately 2 p-m Monday, he attempted to pass another vehicle and crossed the center line into the path of a motorcycle driven by 63 year old Jerry Kissick of Chillicothe.  Bromann overcorrected, traveled off the right side of the roadway, began to slide, returned to the roadway and back into the path of Kissick’s motorcycle.  Kissick’s Motorcycle struck the back of Bromann’s truck.  Kissick was taken to Ray County Memorial Hospital in Richmond where he was pronounced dead.  Bromann was uninjured.

 

 

Three Arrested after Warrants Served in Moberly

 

Three people were taken into custody in Moberly Tuesday after drug warrants were served.  According to the North Missouri Drug Taskforce, the taskforce, Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, and the Moberly Police served several narcotics search warrants at the 1300 block of Watson Street in Moberly.  During the search, officers reported finding syringes that tested positive for methamphetamine along with baggies of methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia.  Two females and a male were taken into custody.  Their names have not been released at this time.

 

 

Chillicothe Police Summary for October 8th, 2019

 

1:48am, Officers were called to a residence in the 400 block of Mechanic Street where the resident believed someone was trying to get in their house…….Officers searched area and were unable to locate anyone…..

 

9:03am, Officers performed firearms training at the firing range….

 

9:12am, Officer out at the Courthouse for Court duties….

 

9:19am, Subject at the PD to provide information on a previous case……

 

9:43am, Officer out in the 900 block of Webster Street reference taking information on an incident of assault…..

 

10:03am, Officer out at Edgewood and Springhill St. reference an investigation…..

 

10:14am, Officer spoke with out of town resident that was reporting being harassed by a local resident……Subject referred to their local law enforcement for report…..

 

10:54am, Officer received information of dogs chasing a subject while they were on a bicycle in the area of Jackson and Easton Streets….Information was relayed to Animal Control….

 

11:32am, Officer requested to a property in the 400 block of Webster St. to the possible discovery of illegal drugs in a residence…..Item was determined to not be contraband….

 

11:45am, Subject at the PD to report a possible fraud…..it was determined to be a civil issue and advised to contact attorney….

 

2:12pm, Subject in the PD to speak with Officer in reference to an investigation….

 

2:33pm, Parking complaint the 700 block of Locust Street…..Subject was contacted and is moving vehicle….

 

3:20pm, Complaint of dogs running loose in the area of Third and Ashley and trying to attack other dogs…..Dogs owner contacted and advised ordinance violation….

 

4:20pm, Report from resident in the 400 block of Webster that a subject is there that is refusing to leave……Determined to be a civil issue over tenancy……..They were advised civil remedy…..

 

4:35pm, Officer on duty with a special assignment…..

 

4:48pm, Officer at PD reference to a subject turning themselves in on an active warrant …..The subject was processed and transported to Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail….

 

6:41pm, Officer out in the 200 block of Herriman Street collecting some evidence from previous incident….

 

6:54pm, Officer spoke with a subject that had made a transaction with a subject and the subject hadn’t followed through with the agreement……They were referred to contact an attorney for the civil violation….

 

6:57pm, Report of smoke in the area of Jackson and Locust Streets….Determined to be visual effects for a photo session….

 

7:10pm, Report of suspicious activity near Webster and Cherry Streets……Determined to be a subject that was upset and crying….no report….

 

10:23pm, Officers assisted Emergency Services with medical call in the 100 block of N. Herriford St…….

 

Numerous traffic stops, continuing investigations and building security checks….

 

Chillicothe Police received 155 calls for service on 10/07/2019….

 

 




October 8th, 2019

 

Victims Identified in Downing Shooting

 

Court documents reveal that confrontational conversations on social media appear to be what led up to a deadly shooting in Downing, Missouri, on Friday.

One man was fatally shot, and a woman was shot in the leg around 5:30 p.m. at a home at 302 East Bard Street in Downing.

Takoda Reese, 20, of Downing, is charged with First-Degree Murder, Armed Criminal Action and First-Degree Assault.

The names of the two victims have now been released

According to Schuyler County Sheriff Joe Wuebker, the man who was shot to death was Kolton Wyatt Baker, 26, of Downing.

The woman who was shot in the leg was Tiffany Triplet, 24, of Kirksville. She was taken to a Columbia hospital where she was listed in fair condition as of late Monday morning.

Baker died of his injuries.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control is assisting the sheriff's office with the investigation.

Troopers say in court documents that Reese went to Baker's home Friday and fatally shot Baker with a 9 mm handgun and wounded Triplet with the same weapon.

Authorities said that during an interview with investigators following the shooting, Reese admitted to having numerous confrontational conversations with Baker via social media throughout the day on Friday.

Troopers said Reese admitted he was angry as a result of those conversations.

Investigators state in court papers that the suspect told them, "He got the best of me and made me mad."

The highway patrol said evidence obtained by investigators led them to believe that Reese deliberated about his actions before going to Baker's residence on Friday.

Reese is being held on $500,000 bond.

An autopsy on Baker's body is scheduled for Tuesday.

 

 

Man Dead after Accident in Columbia

 

A Moberly man is dead after an accident in Columbia Saturday.

According to the Columbia Police Department, a vehicle driven by 44 year old Michael Bousquet of Columbia was stopped on the south side of Business Loop 70 on Seventh Street at approximately 11:40 a.m Saturday.  As his vehicle traveled north across Business Loop 70, it was struck by a Motorcycle driven by 48 year old Tracy Page of Moberly.  Page was then ejected from his vehicle.  Page was taken to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.  Bousquet was not injured.

 

 

Kirksville Man Refuses to Leave Home During Fire

 

A Kirksville man is being questioned by law enforcement after a fire was set beneath his home.

Authorities were called to the scene at Woodland Village Mobile Home Court in the 1700 block of North Centennial Street around 12:30 p.m. Monday.

Police communications revealed that a man was aware his home was on fire, yet he refused to leave. The Kirksville Police Department told KTVO the man had intentionally set the fire, and arson charges are a likely possibility.

After a brief struggle, the man was taken into police custody for questioning.

Any criminal charges are pending a full investigation. His name is not being released at this time.

The Kirksville Fire Department said the fire caused only minor exterior damage to the single wide mobile home.

 

 

Chillicothe Police Summary for Weekend of October 5-6

 

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October 7th, 2019

 

Woman Injured in Randolph County Accident

 

A Macon woman is recovering after a Saturday night crash involving a deer.
The incident happened around 6:45 p.m. on U.S. Highway 63, two miles north of Moberly.
April Hall, 36, of Macon, was traveling northbound on 63 when she struck a deer in the roadway.
As a result, Hall suffered minor injuries.
She was transported by ambulance to Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment.
According to the Highway Patrol, Hall was wearing a seatbelt during the time of the crash and her vehicle suffered moderate damage.
With deer mating season in full swing, drivers should be more aware of deer.
According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, deer mating season lasts until the end of November.


Two Injured in Putnam County Crash

An afternoon crash on Saturday in Putnam County leaves two people injured.
The incident happened on Route N in rural Putnam County, 2.5 miles north of Livonia around 2 p.m.
Lori Bell, 49, of Canton, Missouri was traveling northbound on Route N when her pickup truck ran off the left side of the road and hit a road sign.
As a result, the truck overturned on its top.
Bell and her passenger, Robert Hovendon, 52, also of Canton were injured in the crash.
Bell and Hovendon were both transported by ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for serious and moderate injuries.
According to the Highway Patrol, Hovendon was wearing a seat belt, however Bell was not.


Public Help Requested in Kirksville Theft Investigation

Police are asking for your help in identifying a suspect at the center of a local theft investigation.
The Kirksville Police Department released three surveillance photos on Friday of a man who stole a purse from an employee at Northeast Regional Medical Center.
Investigators said the suspect later used the victim's debit and credit cards to buy items at a Kirksville retailer.
Based on the photos, the suspect appears to be a black man wearing a dark-colored cap, blue pants and a gray T-shirt with black trim.
He was carrying a blue backpack at the time of the crime.
No further information about the suspect or his vehicle is known at this time
Photos can be found at ktvo.com If you recognize the person in the pictures, or have any information, you are asked to call the Kirksville Police Department at (660) 785-6945 or Adair County Central Dispatch at (660) 665-5621.


Man Injured in Chariton County Accident

 

A Callao man is injured after an accident in Chariton County Friday.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 22 year old Marshall Stanbaugh of Callao was southbound on Missouri Highway 5 at the north edge of Forest Green at approximately 12:45 Friday afternoon when his vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway and overturned. Stanbaugh was moderately injured in the accident and was taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. The accident investigation was assisted by the Chariton County Sheriff's Department, Salisbury first responders and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.


Woman Injured in Boone County Crash

 

A Columbia woman is injured after an accident in Boone County Saturday.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 37 year old Kristin Steitz was attempting to merge onto westbound Interstate 70 just past mile marker 133 in Boone County at approximately 2:55 Saturday afternoon when her vehicle left the right side of the roadway, hit a delineator post and overturned. Steitz suffered moderate injuries in the accident and was taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. She was not wearing a seatbelt.




 

 

 




October 4th  ,   2019

 

Chillicothe Police Summary 

 

 

 

Evacuation at Kraft Heinz plant in Kirksville

 

A hazmat situation at Kirksville's Kraft Heinz plant late Wednesday night prompted the evacuation of all non-essential personnel.

Plant officials called the Kirksville Fire Department just before 11:30 p.m. to report an anhydrous ammonia leak inside the building.

KFD responded with one engine and its hazmat trailer.

According to Assistant Fire Chief David Rigdon, his personnel were there on standby in case their services were needed.

He said Kraft Heinz crews handled the situation without needing the fire department's help.

Rigdon said the anhydrous ammonia leak was contained to the area of the plant where it happened.

Crews then ventilated the plant.

Employees arriving to work overnight and early Thursday morning were turned away until the situation was resolved.

The fire department was on the scene for almost four-and-a-half hours.

Rigdon said he was not aware of any injuries associated with the incident.

 

 

Threat Made at William Matthew Middle School in Kirksville

 

Local law enforcement is investigating after a threat was made at Kirksville's William Matthew Middle School Thursday morning.

According to Kirksville School District Superintendent Robert Webb, the threat originated on the social media platform Snapchat.

He said the "snap" or the message, was sent to roughly 40 to 50 students.

A student that saw the threat was able to screenshot the message on her phone, and shared it with school district officials.

School personnel then alerted the Kirksville Police Department.

Webb said that the Snapchat that was sent indicated that school was closed and that some sort of gun violence was going to occur.

A Facebook post by school officials said:

“There was a threat made regarding the middle school this morning. The police were immediately involved. They have investigated and deemed the threat not credible. Law enforcement and the District do not believe there is any risk to students and staff. Additional information will be provided if necessary. Please rely on official district communication channels for updates to help us reduce misinformation. Thank you for helping us keep our schools safe."

Webb also said that the student involved will face consequences.

However, at this time, he did not specify the severity of those consequences as discussions between school officials, law enforcement and the parents of the student are ongoing.

 

 

Woman Injured in Linn County Accident

 

A Marceline woman is injured after an accident on U.S. Highway 36 at Missouri Highway 5 Thursday afternoon. 

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 21 year old Darien Bloomfield of Marceline was attempting to merge onto U.S. 36 Westbound and her vehicle struck the side of a freightliner driven by 73 year old Gary Frenzel of Shubert, Nebraska. Bloomfield suffered moderate injuries in the accident and was taken by ambulance to Pershing Memorial Hospital.  Frenzel was not injured.  The accident investigation was assisted by the Linn County Ambulance, Marceline Fire Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

 

 

Columbia Man Arrested After Shots Fired

 

A Columbia man is facing several charges after shots were fired Wednesday night in Columbia.  Columbia police responded to the corner of Rice Road and Boyd Lane around 7 p.m. Wednesday. According to the Columbia Police, they found shell casings and broken glass but no victims, suspects or vehicles.  Police received descriptions for two vehicles from witnesses at the scene and responded to the 3600 block of Chestnut Street approximately 30 minutes later after a report of a wounded person. They found one of the vehicles at the scene and tracked down the other nearby. Police then arrested 21 year old Terrell Marquise Lawrence and charged him with assault, domestic assault, armed criminal action, being a felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, and property damage.

 

 

Two People Injured in Howard County Accident

 

A Blackburn, Missouri woman and a Windsor, Missouri man were injured in an accident in Howard County early Thursday morning.  According to the Missouri State Highway patrol, 30 year old Amy Huber of Blackburn was traveling eastbound on Route P east of County Road 459 in Howard County.  The Patrol says her vehicle was traveling too fast for the conditions and she failed to negotiate a turn causing her vehicle to travel off the left side of the road and strike a fence and a ditch.  Both Blackburn and her passenger 24 year old Zechariah Johnson of Windsor suffered moderate injuries in the accident. Both were taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. 


October 2nd, 2019

Woman Injured in Schuyler County Accident

A northeast Missouri woman was injured overnight in a vehicle crash. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Colleen Klingsmith, 49, of Unionville, Mo., was driving on Highway 63, three miles north of Lancaster, Mo., when her vehicle struck a trash can that was in the roadway. Klingsmith's vehicle then traveled off the left side of the road, struck a fence and then a barn. The crash happened just after 3 a.m. Wednesday. Klingsmith suffered moderate injuries and was transported by Schuyler County ambulance to Davis County Hospital. The Missouri State Highway Patrol was assisted at the crash by the Schuyler County Sheriff's Office and the Schuyler County Fire Department.

NEMO Drive Thru Flu Clinics

Despite passing rain showers Wednesday afternoon, a number of northeast Missouri residents turned out to get a head start on beating this year's flu season.

Drive-thru flu vaccination clinics were held at numerous locations across the area.

The idea behind the clinics was to help members of the community stay healthy at the start of the new flu season, all while being able to stay in the comfort of their own vehicle.

The clinic came at no cost to participants.

The events, put on by the Adair County Health Department, were held in conjunction with Randolph and Schuyler counties as a multi-county emergency preparedness exercise to help officials train in case of a real emergency, all while providing the flu shot to the community.

There is also a drive-thru flu vaccination clinic Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon hosted by the Macon County Health Department on the east side of the park in LaPlata.

 

Grand River Bridge Out of Service

 

Norfolk Southern’s train service between Moberly and Kansas City has been suspended due to the Grand River Bridge in Brunswick being out of service.  The Bridge was struck by debris following heavy rains Tuesday.  Norfolk Southern says there is no estimate as to when the bridge will be back in service.  Norfolk Southern is currently working with their partners to detour freight traffic around the bridge and any customers should expect delays of up to 72 hours.

 

 

U.S. 65 Closed Again Due to Flooding

Flooding has once again closed U.S Route 65 from U.S. Route 24 in Carrollton across the Missouri River to Waverly. MoDOT is urging everyone to closely monitor conditions in their area and never enter a water-covered roadway or drive around barricades. Just a few inches of flood waters can force a vehicle off the roadway. In addition, it is not uncommon for roadways and shoulders to be damaged when flooded, creating unsafe conditions for motorists. For the most up-to-date information on this flooding event, visit: modot.org and click on the traveler information map

 

Pershing Boyhood Home Informational Meeting

Representatives from Missouri State Parks invite the public to an informational meeting about General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home and Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Sites at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Pershing Memorial Museum and Leadership Archives building at 900 Ausmus St., Laclede. Representatives from the sites will be on hand to provide information and to answer questions. The public is invited to share comments and ask questions about the sites and their operations. Input from the public is important to Missouri State Parks. These informational meetings, which are being held in all state parks and historic sites, help create two-way communication with the public. The meetings give staff the opportunity to let people know the current status and future plans for the parks and historic sites, and they offer visitors the opportunity to comment on the facilities. General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site is located at 1050 Charles J. Becker Drive in Imperial. For more information about the public information meeting or about other events at the sites, call 660-963-2525. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit the web at mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Chillicothe Police Summary October 1st, 2019

·         1:07am, Officers responded to the 300 block of Woodrow Street in reference dogs barking….Officers unable to make contact with residents… Notice left for residents….

·         4:59am, Officers received a report of possible child abuse that occurred in the 500 block of St. Louis…..Investigation led to arrest of 26 year old male parent who was transported to PD, processed and transported to Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail pending filing of  charges….

 

 

 




October 2nd, 2019

 

Callao Man Seriously Injured in Macon County Accident

A Callao man is seriously injured after a two vehicle accident in Macon County Monday Afternoon.  According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 49 year old Langdon Stanley of Callao was northbound on Missouri Highway 3 about 3 miles north of Callao when he lost control of his SUV, crossed the center line and struck a grain truck driven by 24 year old Dylan Liebhart of New Cambria head on. Stanley’s vehicle then traveled off the west side of the road and struck a fence.  Stanley was seriously injured in the accident and taken by Air Evac Helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia. Liebhart was not injured.  Neither driver was wearing a seatbelt.  The accident investigation was assisted by the Macon County Ambulance, Callao Fire Department, first responders, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

 

Chillicothe Police Summary September 30th, 2019

 

 

 

 

Unionville Drug Arrest

 

 A convicted northeast Missouri felon with prior drug arrests is once again in trouble with the law after a state trooper found him sleeping in his truck in a convenience store parking lot. Jacob Ryan Wolfe, 26, of Unionville, Missouri, is now facing two felony charges: Attempted Delivery of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. According to court documents, just before 1:30 a.m. Sunday, a trooper noticed Wolfe's pickup truck parked in the Casey's General Store parking lot in Unionville for an extended period of time. During his investigation, the trooper learned Wolfe had been sleeping in the truck for over an hour. He then approached the pickup to do a well-being check on Wolfe. Wolfe woke up after the officer knocked on the door several times. The trooper said Wolfe appeared to be under the influence of drugs and could not stay awake for any period of time. The suspect refused a blood draw. Investigators found three baggies of methamphetamine in Wolfe's pocket, a handgun under the driver's seat and drug paraphernalia. Wolfe is being held in the Putnam County Jail on $10,000 cash-only bond.

 

Kirksville Hy-Vee No Longer Open 24 hours.

Starting on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, the Kirksville Hy-Vee will no longer be opened 24 hours. The store will be closed from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. Kirksville Hy-Vee Store director Scott Johnson said "By closing overnight, it allows us to reallocate those resources that we use in terms of staff overnight to times of day that better served with more customers in the store. So really, it's just reallocating of hours," Johnson wants to reiterate that they are not making any changes to the staff, they are just changing their focus to ensure during high traffic periods, they are fully employed and meet the needs of their loyal customers.  Finally, there may still be some employees at the store during 12 a.m. and 5 a.m. but, they are only doing some overnight stocking and production duties. Once again, these changes will come into effect starting October 1.

 

 

 




October 1st, 2019


Columbia Pawn Shop Thieves Arrested


Authorities say two men have been arrested after 66 guns were stolen from a Columbia pawnshop. Twenty-year-old Alexander Michael Mears was charged Friday with five counts of second-degree burglary, while 26-year-old Tyler Hilderman was charged Thursday with one count of first-degree burglary. No attorney is listed for either of them in online court records. Bond is set at $30,000 for Hilderman and $25,000 for Mears. The Columbia Missourian reports that charging documents say Hilderman admitted his involvement in the Sept. 16 heist from Tiger Pawn during an interview with police. Police say "multiple stolen firearms" have been recovered, although exact numbers weren't provided. The pawnshop robbery was among three gun heists this summer in Columbia. A sporting goods store also was robbed twice, with a total of 39 firearms taken.


Highway Patrol Arrests

A number of arrests were made by the Missouri State Highway Patrol Monday.  28 year old Steven Eravi of Moberly was arrested at around 2 o’clock Monday morning in Randolph County and charged with driving while intoxicated as a prior offender and speeding.  26 year old Jacob Wolfe of Unionville was arrested at around 1:21 Monday morning in Putnam County and charged with several felonies including delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm. He was taken to the Putnam County Jail on a 24 hour hold. 

 

Chillicothe Police Summary

 

Sunday, September 29th

 

 

Hy-Vee Suspends Sale of Certain Ranitidine Products

 

Hy-Vee, Inc. has temporarily suspended the sale of all over-the-counter Zantac brand and Topcare brand ranitidine products. This action is being taken out of an abundance of caution due to a recent industry-wide product alert from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that ranitidine products may contain a low level of nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable human carcinogen. The FDA is continuing to evaluate whether low levels of NDMA in ranitidine pose a risk to patients. The levels that the FDA is finding in ranitidine from preliminary tests “barely exceed amounts found in common foods.” The FDA issued an official recall on Topcare 75mg ranitidine products, but no other Zantac brand products and Topcare brand ranitidine products have been recalled. Customers who purchased these products can return them to Hy-Vee for a full refund. Ranitidine is an H2 Blocker that is taken to provide heartburn relief. Hy-Vee stores and Hy-Vee pharmacy locations will continue to sell other over-the-counter H2 Blockers, including Pepcid, Tagamet and their respective generic equivalents, famotidine and cimetidine. Customers who have questions are encouraged to speak with their health care provider or their Hy-Vee pharmacist.

 

 

 





September 30, 2019

Moberly Area Accident

A Moberly, Missouri man was injured in an accident Sunday afternoon in Randolph County.  According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 52 year old Larry Johnston of Moberly was westbound on U.S. Route 24 approximately 4 miles east of Moberly at 12:58 p.m. Sunday when his vehicle began to skid, left the right side of the roadway and struck an embankment.  Johnston suffered moderate injuries in the accident and was taken to Moberly regional medical center.  He was not wearing a seatbelt.  The accident investigation was assisted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s department, Randolph County Fire Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

 

Three Injured in Scotland County Accident

A late-night crash Saturday left three people injured including a one-year old child. According to the Highway Patrol, the incident happened around 11:30 p.m. on Route A in Scotland County, four miles south of Arbela. Christopher Kissell, 33, of Memphis, Missouri was traveling southbound on Route A when his pickup truck hydroplaned and traveled off the left side of the roadway. As a result, the truck overturned and struck a fence. Kissell and his two passengers; Summer Terrell, 25 of Memphis and an unnamed infant, also of Memphis were injured in the crash. All three were taken by ambulance to Scotland County Hospital in Mmephis for treatment of minor injuries. According to the Highway Patrol, all three were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

 

Armed Disturbance at Columbia Restaurant

Columbia Police were dispatched to a local restaurant after a report of an incident involving a weapon Saturday night.  According to the Columbia Police, officers reported to the House of Chow in Columbia at approximately 9:15 p.m. where they found two victims of the incident, one of which had life threatening injuries. 29 year old David Chen of Columbia was taken into custody and charged with assault and armed criminal action in connection to the incedent.

 

Three Teens Injured in Marceline Accident

An overnight crash just outside of Marceline sent three teenagers to the hospital early Saturday Morning. The incident took place just before 2 a.m. on Twichell Road, three miles southwest of Marceline. Alyssa Johnson, 17 of Salisbury, Missouri was traveling eastbound on Twichell Road when she lost control of her vehicle on the muddy roadway. According to the Highway Patrol, Johnson over-corrected the vehicle, struck a guardrail and went off a bridge into the creek. As a result, Johnson and her two passengers, Kassie Johnson, 18, of Salisbury and Brittney Tweedy, 17, also of Salisbury were injured in the crash. The driver and the two passengers were transported by ambulance to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield with minor injuries. The Highway Patrol says all three passengers were wearing their seat belts, however the car was totaled due to the crash.

 




September 27, 2019


Kirksville Murder Trial Date Set


A date has been set for the murder trial of two central Missouri cousins charged with murder. The murder trial of Trebion Dorsey, 15, and his 16-year-old cousin, Demetric Dorsey, both of Mexico, Missouri, has been set for November 26, 2019 at the Adair County Courthouse in Kirksville. The trial was originally scheduled to take place in Audrain County, but it was rescheduled to take place in Adair County on a change of venue. The suspects, along with a third relative, are accused of fatally shooting 27-year-old man at a child's birthday party in Mexico, Missouri, on February 1, 2019. Demetric's brother, Dekhise Dorsey, 18, also of Mexico, faces the same charges as his younger relatives. The younger Dorseys have been certified to stand trial as adults. The three teenagers face charges of Second-Degree Murder, Armed Criminal Action, First-Degree Assault and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.


 


Sixth Killing this Month in Columbia


Authorities are investigating the killing of a Columbia man whose shooting death is the sixth this month in the college town. Police said in a news release that 23-year-old James Hickem was shot Wednesday night and died later at a hospital. The shooting came hours after Columbia city leaders held a news conference on recent violence, including two killings Sunday. The Columbia Missourian reports that Police Chief Geoff Jones lamented that the department is short 10 or 11 officers. He said later in the evening at Neighborhood Watch Association meeting that detectives have worked hundreds of hours of overtime in the wake of the recent shootings. He says that his officers "have been stretched as far as any police department can be stretched" in the past month.


 


Closures Scheduled for this Weekend and Monday


A ramp closure is scheduled for Friday in Boone County.  Contractors will be conducting pavement work on U.S. Route 63 in Boone County and will close the northbound entrance ramp from Missouri Route 763 until 8 p.m. Friday.  MoDOT has also scheduled a lane closure for eastbound U.S. highway 36 in Macon County for Monday morning.  Work on the Gantz Street Bridge will take place Monday and will reduce eastbound 36 to one lane from 8 a.m. until noon.  All work is weather permitting and subject to change.  For more information visit modot.org or call 1-888-ASK-MODOT





September 26, 2019

Sullivan County Accident

A Northeast Missouri woman was injured in a late night crash. It happened at 9 p.m. Tuesday in Sullivan County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by Sarah Robbins, 36, of Unionville, Missouri, was at the intersection of Route B and Route N, three miles west of Green City when it happened. Troopers say she failed to stop at the intersection. That's when she traveled off the roadway, through a fence, and then struck a tree.  The impact case her vehicle to flip and land in a ditch. Robbins was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of moderate injuries. According to the crash report, she was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

 

Macon Apartment Fire

Nearly a dozen firefighters responded to an apartment fire in northeast Missouri Tuesday afternoon. According to the Macon Fire Department, crews were dispatched to an apartment at 211 North Rubey St. in Macon. In all, 10 firefighters and one fire engine responded to the scene. When crews arrived on scene, significant smoke was found inside the apartment building. A fire was located in the kitchen of apartment C. Crews say the fire was quickly brought under control, and moderate fire damage was contained to the kitchen area. Several animals were removed from the apartment due to smoke. Firefighters say they used fans to remove smoke from the inside of the building. The cause of the fire was the result of cooking. One police officer was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene. The fire department was assisted by Macon Municipal Utilities, the Macon Police Department, Macon County Sheriff's Office and the Macon County Ambulance District. Macon fire crews were cleared and back in service approximately one hour after the blaze was reported.

 

Boone County Pedestrian Killed

An East Alton, Illinois man is dead after he was hit by an SUV while walking along Highway 63 in Boone County Tuesday night.  According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 37 year old Jeremy Hall of East Alton Illinois was walking in the passing lane of Highway 63 on the south side of Ashland, Missouri at approximately 11:10 p.m. Tuesday when he was hit by an SUV driven by 27 year old Andrew Medley of Jefferson City.  Hill was pronounced dead at the scene.  Medley was not injured.  The accident investigation was assisted by the Ashland Police Department, Boone County Sheriff’s Office, the Kokomo, Indiana Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.




September 25, 2019

Macon County Train Derailment

Part of a coal train jumped the tracks in Macon County early Tuesday afternoon.  The derailment happened between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. about two-and-a-half miles south of Bevier.  According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol three coal cars derailed.  Their loads of coal were spilled into a wooded area along the tracks.  The stalled train was temporarily blocking the Route C crossing until BNSF crews unhitched the unaffected part of the locomotive and moved it off of the roadway.  According to BNSF employees the southbound train was headed to the Associated Electric Cooperative Power Plant at Thomas Hill Energy Center in Clifton Hill, Missouri.  They were not sure yet what caused the coal cars to jump the tracks, but they were looking for clues at the scene.  No injuries were reported in the incident.


Kirksville Gas Leak

Kirksville saw yet another gas leak Tuesday morning. Just before 10 a.m., contractors hit a gas line near 1304 First Street. Kirksville police evacuated three houses in the neighborhood and closed parts of First Street to traffic. This is at least the fifth time since late June that Kirksville has seen a gas line struck. None of the previous incidents resulted in any injuries.


Schuyler County Accident

A Downing Missouri man was seriously injured in an accident in Schuyler County Monday afternoon.  According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 28 year old Colton Hurley of Downing was eastbound on U.S. Highway 136 approximately 5 miles east of Lancaster when his vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway struck the ground and rolled.  Hurley was seriously injured in the accident and was taken by Air-Evac to University Hospital in Columbia.  The accident investigation was assisted by Schuyler County First Responders, Schuyler County Ambulance,  The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Department, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.






September 24, 2019

 

KANSAS CITY WOMAN INJURED IN MACON AREA ACCIDENT

A Kansas City woman was injured in a one-vehicle crash, near Macon, late Monday morning. It happened at around 11:30am on Highway 36 about four miles east of Macon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Julia A. Monte, age 23, was westbound on 36 when she apparently fell asleep at the wheel of her vehicle.  The 2007 Ford Escape ran off into the median, overturned and came to rest on its roof.  Monte was transported to Samaritan Hospital in Macon with moderate injuries. 

 

PARIS DRIVER CHARGED AFTER WEEKEND CRASH

A woman crashed her car Sunday morning after officers say she fell asleep at the wheel while under the influence of drugs.  The patrol says Kayla McQueen, age 29, of Paris, was driving on Highway 24 four miles east of Moberly when she apparently dozed off while driving at around 8:20am Sunday.  Her eastbound vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a fence.  Investigators say the driver was not wearing her seatbelt and she was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.  She was treated for minor injuries at Moberly Regional Medical Center.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATING DOUBLE HOMICIDE

Two Columbia residents are dead after an apparent double homicide early Sunday morning in Columbia.  Police were dispatched to the 2100 block of McKee Street at around 3:10am Sunday after a report of shots fired.  They say two victims were found to be suffering from gunshot wounds. 36 year old Antonio Lasha Houston and 33 year old Danielle Beverly-Mae Marine, both of Columbia, were taken to a Columbia Emergency Room where both were pronounced dead.  An investigation by the Columbia Police Department is ongoing and anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact police at 573-874-7652 or Crimestoppers at 573-875-TIPS to remain anonymous


September 23, 2019

 

ILLINOIS DRIVER KILLED IN FRIDAY NIGHT CRASH

An Illinois driver was killed in a Friday night accident on Highway 36, at the Meadville junction.  The Highway Patrol says 61 year old William Simmons, of Avon, Illinois, died in the accident, which occurred at around 11:15pm Friday.  The patrol says his eastbound Mack  Truck ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned. 

 

BROOKFIELD MAN LIFE-FLIGHTED AFTER MOTORCYCLE STRIKES DEER

A Brookfield man was life-flighted to Columbia with serious injuries after his motorcycle struck a deer on Route M, north of Brookfield, Friday night.  29 year old Douglas Palmer, of Brookfield, was flown to University Medical Center in Columbia after the accident, which occurred just after 8pm Friday.  The patrol says Palmer was ejected from his southbound motorcycle when it struck a deer and slid off the right side of the roadway.

 

CALLAO CHILD INJURED WHEN PICKUP STRIKES BICYCLE

A 10 year old Callao child was seriously injured when he was struck by a pickup while riding his bicycle on Highway 3, just north of Callao, Saturday morning.  The patrol says a southbound pickup, driven by 17 year old Sebastian Garrison, of Callao, crested a hill and skidded into the bicyclist, at around 8:45am Saturday.  The 10 year old was taken to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries. 

 

NOVINGER TEEN INJURED IN SATURDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

A Novinger teenager was treated for moderate injuries after her car ran off Adair County Route K, just south of Novinger, Saturday morning.  The accident occurred at around 8:15am.  17 year old Hailey Babcock, of Novinger, was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment after her northbound car left the roadway and struck several trees. 

 

TWO TEENS INJURED IN COLLISION AT CAIRO JUNCTION

Teenagers from Moberly and Trenton escaped with just minor injuries after a Saturday afternoon collision on Highway 63 at the Cairo junction.  The patrol says the 16 year old driver attempted to cross 63 and pulled into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by 19 year old James Knight of Trenton, just after noon Saturday.  Knight was taken to University Hospital in Columbia with minor injuries.  The 16 year old driver was treated for minor injuries at Moberly Regional Medical Center. 

 

THREE HURT IN HOWARD COUNTY ACCIDENT

Three people were injured, two suffered serious injuries, in a one-vehicle accident, which occurred Friday evening on Howard County Route DD.  44 year old Shaun Shannon, of Franklin and 42 year old George Thomas, of Fayette were both seriously injured.  They were passengers in a southbound vehicle driven by 41 year old Dennis Shannon, of New Franklin, who was treated for moderate injuries.  The patrol says the vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a group of trees.  All three occupants were taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment. 


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September 20, 2019

MODERATE INJURIES FOR DRIVER IN LINN COUNTY CRASH

A single vehicle crash at 3:25 PM Thursday in Linn County resulted in moderate injuries for a Ray County resident. According o the report, 19 year old Jacob R. Kane of Liberty was southbound and travelled off the side of the roadway and overturned, striking a utility pole and coming to rest on its side. Kane had moderate injuries and was transported by Linn County Ambulance to Pershing Hospital in Brookfield for treatment.

 

MAN WITH SEVERAL WARRANTS ATTEMPTS TO FLEE AND RESIST ARREST INSIDE MOBERLY LOWES

On September 17, 2019 at 8:00 PM, the Moberly Police Department received information in regards to the location of wanted person, Paul Goldsmith. Goldsmith was known to three Randolph County Warrants for Parole Violation, each with a $20,000 Cash Only Bond as well as a misdemeanor steeling warrant out of Boone County. Officers responded to the area of Lowe’s at 1800 East Outer Road in Moberly where he was last seen entering the business. Officers entered the store and located Goldsmith and he immediately turned and ran. Even after officers gained control of Goldsmith, he continued to resist and fight with officers but was ultimately taken into custody. He was unable to post the required bond amounts and was transported to the Randolph County Jail in Huntsville. Additional charges for resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance will be forwarded to the Randolph County prosecutor’s office for review and formal filing. At the time of his arrest, he was in possession of methamphetamine, multiple controlled substance pills and drug paraphernalia.

 

HOUSE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE GIVES APPROVAL TO FLOOD RECOVERY BILL 

Legislation to help Missourians recover from this year’s devastating floods and better prepare for future floods was approved today by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The bill, the “Resilience Revolving Loan Fund Act” (H.R. 3779), allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide Missouri and other states resources to set up a fund for mitigation projects that reduce disaster risks. Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06), who serves as Ranking Member of the Committee, made the following statement after pushing for changes to the bill that would help North Missouri. “This year’s flooding has absolutely devastated North Missouri. Levees up and down the Missouri, Mississippi and rivers in-between were breached. We’ve got to make sure that our river communities have the ability to recover, as well as prevent future flooding. I’m glad we were able make important changes to the Resilience Revolving Loan Fund Act, particularly the inclusion of non-federal levees, providing another important tool to help our communities, farmers, and businesses better prepare for future disasters.  In his remarks before the Transportation Committee, Graves applauded Clarksville, Missouri Mayor Jo Anne Smiley for advocating for the bill. Clarksville, located along the Mississippi River in Pike County, was inundated by floodwaters again this year.  Earlier this year, Graves introduced similar legislation – the “Resilient Communities Act of 2019.” Several elements of that bill were incorporated into the “Resilience Revolving Loan Fund Act,” specifically the inclusion of non-federal levees. By expanding the types of projects eligible – for example, repair and reconstruction of non-federal levees – the bill will support and enhance FEMA’s existing mitigation programs.  Under the bill, assistance can also be applied to projects related to non-profits and businesses, if they reduce flood risk.

 

LOTS OF EXTRA PEOPLE EXPECTED IN KIRKSVILLE SATURDAY FOR TRUMAN FAMILY DAY EVENT

Truman State University will welcome parents, siblings and other family members to campus this Saturday for Family Day.  Events for the weekend range from open houses at the observatory, theatre productions, planetarium shows, a barbecue on the quad and various sporting events. The Bulldog football team will be in action at 7 p.m. in Stokes Stadium. A complete list of events for the weekend can be found at truman.edu/parents-families/family-day.




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September 19, 2019

TWO AREA RESDIENTS INVOLVED IN RAY COUNTY CRASH

Two area residents were involved in a Ray County collision at 6:10 Wednesday night. Cody A. Laws, 29, of Bucklin was northbound on Route B at East 224th Street when he crested a hill as a southbound auto was attempting to make a U-turn and his vehicle struck the side of the other auto. Laws was not injured, however, a passenger in the Laws auto, 28 year old Christian M. Hayes of Marceline did have minor injuries and was transported to Hedrick Medical Center by Ray County EMS. The driver of the other car and two passengers in that automobile were all from out of state and had minor injuries. They were transported to Ray County Memorial Hospital by Ray County EMS. The Ray County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene. Both autos were totaled.

 

HUMAN REMAINS FOUND DURING LANDFILL DIG RELATED TO DISAPPEARANCE OF MEGAN SHULTZ

The Columbia Police Department held a press conference Wednesday to share an update regarding the landfill exploratory dig in relation to the 2006 disappearance of Megan Shultz. Detectives and Solid Waste Utility crews found what appeared to be human remains on Wednesday. CPD has been working with a professional anthropologist who confirmed that what was found is, in fact, human remains.  The Columbia Police Department cannot say with certainty that these remains belong to Megan Shultz. The identification process will be extensive and will include DNA testing. "The remains and evidence located with the remains are consistent with what we expected to find when looking for Megan," Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones said.  The Chief went on to say the landfill dig will continue with the hope that crews find additional evidence that will assist in the investigation. Anyone with information regarding Megan's disappearance and this case is asked to contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS to remain anonymous. On Aug. 4, 2019, Keith Alan Comfort turned himself into the Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Police Department and made voluntary statements to them that implicated himself in the murder of Shultz, who was his wife at the time. Comfort indicated that he disposed of Shultz's remains in a garbage dumpster in the 1700 block of Amelia Street in August 2006.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE ARMED ROBBERY AT 101 EAST NIFONG BLVD

Columbia Police officers were dispatched to a report of an armed robbery at Midwest Petroleum (Phillips 66), located at 101 E. Nifong Blvd., on Sept. 18 at approximately 3:30 a.m. The suspect implied he had a weapon, however, no weapon was displayed or observed. The suspect fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect was described as a white male wearing a tan baseball hat, sunglasses, a red jacket with black sleeves, blue jeans, and tan boots. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS to remain anonymous.

 

DEATH INVESTIGATION CONTINUES IN GASCONADE COUNTY

On September 16, 2019, a 37-year-old male and four-year-old male child were found deceased in rural Gasconade County. Investigators have identified the child as Bentlee J. Turner, and the adult as Monty Jason Barton. Both resided in Belle, Missouri. Autopsies are scheduled for today in Columbia. At 8:13 p.m., on Monday, the Belle Police Department notified the Missouri State Highway Patrol of a missing four-year-old male from Belle, Missouri. The child had reportedly been with a 37-year-old male family friend since the morning hours of Sunday, September 15, 2019. At 11:30 p.m., on September 16, officers located the male’s vehicle on Valentine Ford Road near Missouri Route A in Gasconade County. Further investigation revealed the male and child deceased nearby. An ongoing investigation into the circumstances surrounding the deaths is being conducted by investigators of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control, the Belle Police Department, Osage County Sheriff’s Department, and Gasconade County Sheriff’s Department.

NORTH CENTRAL MISSOURI COLLEGE CONDUCTING CRIME SCENE ACTIVITY

If you are going to be in the Trenton area today and see what appears to be a crime scene investigation at North Central Missouri College, there’s no need to be alarmed. The North Central Missouri College Criminal Justice program in partnership with the Trenton Police Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and emergency services will be conducting a crime scene activity in front of Geyer Hall located on Main Street in downtown Trenton. Please know this is just a learning activity and no cause for concern.

 

JACKSONVILLE MAN APPOINTED TO POSITION BY GOVERNOR

On Wednesday, Governor Mike Parson announced eight appointments to various boards and commissions. Among those appointments was a well known area resident, Tom Skinner, of Jacksonville, was appointed to the Board of Private Investigator and Private Fire Investigator Examiners Skinner is the owner of Tom Skinner & Associates, LLC, which conducts civil and criminal investigations. He is also the Director of Security for North Missouri Management, Inc. and C&R Supermarkets. Previously, Mr. Skinner served as Chief Deputy for the Macon County Sheriff's Office and Livingston County Sheriff's Office. He also served for more than two decades as a Senior Conservation Agent for the Missouri Department of Conservation. Mr. Skinner is a licensed instructor for Missouri’s Peace Officer Standards and Training Program. He holds an Associate of Science in Criminal Justice from Missouri Western State University and a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement from Northeast Missouri State University.

 

HONOR FLIGHT 60 TAKES TO THE AIR MONDAY

On Monday, September 23, a blended passenger list of veterans who proudly served our country will be treated to a trip of a lifetime to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials dedicated to their military service. Honor Flight #60 features 110 heroes from the Korean War and Vietnam War and will take flight at  1:45 am Monday and will return to a public homecoming at 9:30 pm that night at the Courtyard by Marriott in Columbia.  They will be escorted back to the hotel and arrive under the stars and stripes provided by the Columbia Fire Department. Area law enforcement agencies, including the Missouri State Highway Patrol make it possible that our honor flight buses return to the hotel in grand style! The Homecoming at the hotel located at 3301 Lemone Industrial Drive in Columbia is a highlight of the day as well as a great community event!  The public is encouraged to arrive at 8:45 pm on Monday, to get a good view of the returning veterans and to view the inspirational flag ceremony in the hotel parking lot.  You are invited and encouraged to be part of the honor flight experience at 9:30 pm Monday evening. Seeing the crowd waiting to greet the veterans on the flight is the perfect “welcome home” that so many of our veterans never received but all deserved. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.centralmissourihonorflight.com




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September 18th, 2019

COOPER COUNTY ATV ACCIDENT

A Pilot Grove man sustained minor injuries in an ATV accident Tuesday morning. The highway patrol said 70 year old Vernon A. Twenter was eastbound on Route N, near Twentr Way Drive at 10:30 AM when he attempted to check his load while driving. The ATV travelled off the right side of the roadway and the driver was ejected and the ATV ended up on top of him. Twenter’s injuries were minor. He was transported to Boone Hospital by ambulance.

 

ATTEMPT TO AVOID DEER RESULTS IN COLLISION WITH TREE IN MARION COUNTY

The patrol said two people were in a vehicle that attempted to avoid a collision with a deer but still ended up in a wreck in Marion County. It happened on County Road 410, two miles north of Hannibal at 2:30 pm Monday. Landen J. Gruenlow of Palmyra was southbound and attempted to avoid a deer in the roadway. His auto went off the left side of the road and struck a tree. The driver was not injured, however a passenger, Robert L. Ledbetter, age 56, of Hannibal had moderate injuries and was transported by Marion County Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment. The auto the two men were in was totaled.  The Marion County Sheriff’s department assisted at the scene.

 

AUDRAIN MURDER CASES INVOLVING COUSINS MOVED TO ADAIR COUNTY

Your Source KTVO & KTVO dot com reports the case of two central Missouri cousins charged with murder has now been moved to Kirksville. The suspects, along with a third relative, are accused of fatally shooting a 27-year-old man at a child's birthday party in Mexico, Missouri, on February 1, 2019. The murder cases of Trebion Dorsey, 15, and his 16-year-old cousin, Demetric Dorsey, both of Mexico, has been moved to Adair County on a change of venue from Audrain County. The two underage suspects have been certified to stand trial as adults. Demetric's brother, Dekhise Dorsey, 18, also of Mexico, faces the same charges as the other two suspects. The three teenagers are all charged with Second-Degree Murder, Armed Criminal Action, First-Degree Assault and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Court documents reveal that Dekhise Dorsey told police during an interview that he, his brother and his cousin were at a birthday party when they saw the victim there. Dekhise said the three confronted him about previous issues, and a physical fight broke out. Dorsey said the victim then took off running, and he heard one single gunshot. Dorsey told police the person who fired the fatal shot did not mean to shoot the victim and that the shooter was scared. Dekhise then refused to talk about what the three did after the shooting. They were not at the scene when police arrived. All three turned themselves in to police together the day after the shooting. The victim was still alive when officers arrived. He told them "The Dorseys" had shot him. He later died at a hospital. Demetric and Trebion Dorsey are set to be arraigned in Adair County Circuit Court on September 25, 2019.

 

MAN ARRESTED IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY

The highway patrol arrested a Lake Lotawana, MO man at 12:41 AM Tuesday. According to the report Kenin J. Watson, age 24 was charged with DWI as a prior offender and for exceeding the posted speed limit. He was taken to the Livingston County Sheriff’s office, processed and later released.




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September 9, 2019

MINOR INJURIES WHEN SUV COLLIDES WITH DEER IN SULLIVAN COUNTY

A Trenton driver received minor injuries when her SUV struck a deer on MO 5, four miles north of Milan at 6:34 Monday morning. 52 year old Shirley J. Ragan was transported by Sullivan County Ambulance to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan for treatment.

MILAN MAN RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES IN MONDAY AFTERNOON WRECK IN SULLIVAN COUNTY

The patrol investigated a one vehicle crash at 1:15 Monday afternoon on MO Route 6, one mile west of Green Castle. 23 year old Russell Drew of Milan sustained minor injuries when his car went off the roadway and struck a tree, a field gate and an embankment. The vehicle then became airborne and came to rest in a ditch. He was also transported by Sullivan County Ambulance to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital for treatment.

 

PEDISTRIAN KILLED IN COLUMBIA ACCIDENT

A woman in Columbia is dead after being struck by a car Monday night. Boone County Joint Communications said in an alert that Clark Lane was closed between Woodland Springs and Hanover Boulevard after a crash. Columbia Police later confirmed that information and said the woman was walking on the road when she was hit. The driver has not been identified as of yet and was on scene talking with police.

 

SUV SLAMS INTO QUEEN CITY BUILDING AT HIGHWAY SPEED

Your Source KTVO and KTVO dot com reports an SUV veered off of Highway 63 in Queen City Monday afternoon and slammed into a building. It happened just before 2:40 p.m. on the east side of Queen City. A deputy from the Schuyler County Sheriff's Office told KTVO the Jeep was driven by Walter Wyswnski, 46, of Harrisburg, Illinois. A witness who saw it happen from the other side of U.S. 63 said the vehicle left the roadway at highway speed and never slowed down before slamming into a house-turned-woodshop owned by Sheldon and Katie Mast. Katie Mast said the impact sounded like a big tree falling down. The driver suffered minor to moderate injuries. Following the crash, he was awake and alert and able to walk to the ambulance to be evaluated. He was taken to the hospital to be checked out by emergency room personnel. Witnesses said the driver claimed that he had taken a drink of a soda, screwed the lid back on it, then got choked and passed out. That is reportedly the last thing he remembers before hitting the building. The impact was so forceful it shifted the structure on its foundation. The Masts said they were thankful their little boy was napping instead of playing out in the yard as he often does.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE TWO HOMICIDES

Columbia Police investigate two homicides The Columbia Police Department responded to a report of shots fired Friday, Sept. 13 at 11:55 p.m. near Forest Ave. and Grand Ave. Officers found two people with gunshot wounds. They were identified as Sam Baldwin IV, 28, of Columbia with life-threatening injuries and Nadria Wright, 18, of Columbia with life-threatening injuries. Wright was later pronounced deceased at a local hospital. The Columbia Police Department responded to a report of shots fired on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 2:06 a.m. near 5th Ave. and Park Ave. Officers were told an individual had been shot and was transported to a local hospital via a private vehicle. A short time later a local hospital notified Columbia Police a gunshot wound victim was at their emergency department. The individual was identified as E'quan Spain, 19, of Columbia. Spain was later pronounced deceased. Both of these incidents are active cases and under investigation. No arrests have been made. No additional information is currently available. The Columbia Police Department needs the community's help with both of these shootings and deaths. Anyone with any information on either or both of these incidents is encouraged to contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS to remain anonymous.

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

This past Friday, Randolph County Sheriff Mark Nichols reports the following incidents, reports, investigations and arrests.

09/13/2019

On 9/13/2019, Sheriff Steve Cox reports the following incidents, Arrests, and MORE Public Information

 

Incident Reports:

·         August 29 the LCSO completed an investigation of a registered sex offender allegedly not following registration requirements and having multiple problems on his registration. Case file being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration.

·         August 30 the LCSO investigated complaint of possible animal neglect in Utica on issue with horse and open sores. Report shows the owner had trouble with horse going through fencing and has sold the horse to another person.

·         LCSO has continued investigating a residential burglary north of Chillicothe. At least one person of interest has been identified and investigation continues.

·         September 01 an investigation began of alleged Domestic Disturbance and investigation shows the couple were arguing over variety of issues and the male left. Both people were interviewed.

·         September 05 the LCSO investigated an incident of possible trespassing in Chula.

·         September 05 the LCSO began an investigation of possible sex offender registration violation as the suspect has allegedly moved multiple times and violated probation. Information sent to probation officer and being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration.

·         September 07 the LCSO began an investigation of Burglary and Stealing of Firearms from a residence. Report shows home was locked and no apparent forced entry. Reported stolen included a Winchester Model 1300 12 gauge shotgun with black synthetic stock, Mossberg Model 835 12 gauge shotgun and a Ruger SR22 black colored handgun. Investigation continues.

·         September 08 the LCSO assisted the Chillicothe Police in searching for 2 runaway juveniles. Both were located by the LCSO south of Chillicothe. Juvenile office notified.

·         September 08 the LCSO began an investigation of alleged property damage where a pickup had driven into a yard and caused ruts. Investigation supports that pickup was driven off the roadway due to alleged careless driving. Investigation resulted in a Bosworth man being issued citations for property damage and driving while suspended.

·         September 09 a sex offender registration violation investigation began when a registered sex offender was observed driving a vehicle he has not disclosed using.

·         September 10 the LCSO began an investigation of Fraud where person out of state used Pay Pal to purchase $1400 item in January 2019 and in August 2019 claimed they did not authorize the transaction. The item was personally delivered and investigation continues.

·         September 11 the LCSO assisted the Chillicothe Police in searching for a runaway juvenile. The deputy located the juvenile and after a short foot chase the juvenile was stopped. Information submitted to juvenile authorities.

·         September 12 the LCSO learned that a stolen chainsaw from 2018 was located in Grundy County. LCSO are working with Grundy County authorities in collecting additional information about this case.

·         September 12 the LCSO has completed an investigation of alleged sexual assault which was first reported on August 29. All persons have been interviewed and report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration.

Most Wanted Updates:

·         August 30 Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office arrested Harold Ray Burnett Sr., 63, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine. The LCSO extradited Mr. Burnett and transferred him to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond. Mr. Burnett has been wanted since August 15, 2019.

·         August 30 authorities in Polk County, Iowa arrested Jonathan Hoskins, 30 on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance. Bond was denied by the Court and Mr. Hoskins will be returned to Missouri once his extradition papers have been completed. Mr. Hoskins has been a fugitive since June 14, 2019.

·         September 01 the LCSO began an investigation of property damage and burglary to a home in the southern part of Livingston County. Investigation has ended as a family member was allegedly involved and no prosecution taking place.

·         September 10 St. Joseph Police arrested Andrea Beck-Broussard, 35 on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance. Suspect will be extradited at first opportunity.

·         September 12 Grundy County authorities arrested Tristan M. Greer, 23, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Robbery-2nd degree class B felony.  Ms. Greer has been a fugitive since April 23, 2018.

 

·         Arrests:

·         September 02 a deputy stopped a vehicle for the driver allegedly driving while suspended. The deputy arrested Kenten Michael Williams for the alleged traffic offenses and processed him at the LCSO and released on citation to appear in Court on October 16, 2019.

·         September 04 we took the following people into custody during Court per Court order and all were transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail:

·         Brandi L. Glosser, 44, probation violation warrant on Endangering Welfare of a Child case.

·         Marion A. Davis, 56 sentenced to jail on Endangering Welfare of a Child case.

 

·         Alicia D. Lewis, 35 sentenced jail time on Endangering Welfare of a Child case.

 

·         Brenda L. Burnett, 59, warrant Failure to Obey Judges Order on original felony allegation Possession Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine.

 

·         September 05 the LCSO arrested Kelli L. Summers, 40 on Livingston County warrant for alleged Failure to Obey Judge’s Order on original felony Possession of Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine. Ms. Summers was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.

·         September 05 we extradited Lance W. Limper, 40 from the Clinton County Sheriff on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Appear in Court on original Driving While Revoked charge. Mr. Limper was taken to the DDRJ in lieu of bond.

 

·         September 05 the LCSO arrested Gaylord D. Humphrey, 39 on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Possession of Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine and Failure to Obey Judges Order on original felony Possession Controlled Substance. My Humphrey was transferred to the DDRJ in lieu of $12,500 bond.

 

·         Afternoon off September 06 a deputy witnessed a person driving who is allegedly revoked/suspended to drive. A stop resulted in the arrest of Ronald Edward Manns, 61, Chillicothe for alleged Driving While Intoxicated and Driving While Revoked or Suspended 3rd offense. Mr. Manns was processed and released on summons to appear in Court October 16.

 

·         September 11 the LCSO arrested Travis D. Moritz, 46, Chillicothe on 2 Livingston County arrest warrants for alleged class D misdemeanor Stealing less than $150, class A misdemeanor of Resisting/Interfering with Arrest and class B misdemeanor of Peace Disturbance. Mr. Moritz was released on bond pending Court appearance.

 

·         September 12 the LCSO completed a fugitive investigation with assistance from the Chillicothe Police in the 1000 block of Fair Street. Officers arrested Steven Eugene Doss, 35 on a Missouri Parole warrant on original offense of Domestic Assault-2nd degree. Ms. Doss was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail and will be returned to Missouri Department of Corrections at first opportunity.

 

 

·         Zaki:

·         August 29 Deputy Leadbetter was walking Zaki out of the LCSO and when going through the front lobby Zaki pulled Deputy Leadbetter toward a backpack sitting in the front lobby and the owner was talking with another deputy. Zaki was indicating the presence of drug odor. The bag owner being a registered sex offender, explained he had recently had a methamphetamine pipe in that backpack but it is no longer there. No evidence was found. Further investigation continues.

·         September 02 Deputy Leadbetter was called with Zaki to check a vehicle on an investigation. Zaki alerted to one area and a small amount of controlled substance was found. No arrest made.

 

·         Citations:

·         August 29 a Raytown driver was cited for 81 in a 65.

·         August 30 a New York driver was cited for 79 in a 65.

·         August 30 a Kansas driver was cited for 80 in a 65.

·         August 30 a Liberty driver was cited for 81 in a 65.

·         August 30 a Trenton driver was cited for 80 in a 65.

·         August 30 a Colorado driver was cited for 89 in a 65.

·         August 30 an Indiana driver was cited for 79 in a 65.

·         September 07 an Illinois driver was issued speeding citation for 88 in a 65.

·         September 08 a Mooresville driver was cited for signal violation.

·         September 08 a Hawk Point MO driver was cited for 15 over the speed limit.

·         September 08 a Florissant driver was cited for 90 in a 65.

·         September 08 an Illinois driver was cited for 85 in a 65.

·         September 08 an Illinois driver was cited for 82 in a 65.

·         September 08 a Kansas City driver was cited for 81 in a 65.

·         September 09 a California driver was cited for 81 in a 65.

·         September 11 the LCSO stopped a driver for 81 in a 65 as she was not looking at the roadway and appeared only interested in her cell phone and nearly sideswiped another vehicle. The Kirksville driver stopped partially in the driving lane and continued only being interested in her cell phone. The driver was requested to move to a safer location and issued a citation for excessive speed.

·         September 12 a Chillicothe driver was cited for no motorcycle helmet and operating a vehicle without proper license.

 

·         Additional Information:

·         September 02 Sheriff Steve Cox was honored with the opportunity to lead the Wheeling Labor Day Parade. Wheeling always has an awesome parade and great turnout.

·         September 03 the LCSO conducted bailiff duty and security for a jury trial which was a change of venue from Caldwell County. The jury found the defendant guilty of the felony charge of Domestic Assault and acquitted him on the misdemeanor allegation. This was a change of venue case from Caldwell County. The case was heard by Judge Ryan Horsman, prosecuted by Brady Kopek, Prosecuting Attorney Caldwell County and the defendant was represented by two Public Defenders. Sentencing was set for November after a sentencing assessment report has been completed.

·         September 05 the LCSO was required to remove an unruly, very loud and profane person from the Livingston County Courthouse. Thankfully the individual chose to leave instead of being arrested.

·         September 10 the LCSO retrieved a detainee from the Adair County Sheriff for mandatory appearance in Court. The transport was on the road about 5 a.m. to have the suspect back here for court at 9 a.m. The suspect’s case was continued two weeks and we have returned the suspect to the custody of the Adair County Sheriff.

·         LCSO has been busy with assisting other agencies in law enforcement needs, helping stranded motorists, assisting the MSHP on traffic accidents and working with mental health for some people in need.

·         September 10 the LCSO had 22 detainees appear in Court before Circuit Judge Ryan Horsman.

·         September 11 the LCSO had 9 detainees appear in Court before Associate Circuit Judge Michael Leamer.

·         The LCSO has been extremely busy with these and other criminal and fugitive investigations. There have been several times this month we have been blacked out in ability to provide prompt services. Our goal is to serve everyone to the best of our ability but sometimes we still need additional hours in the day.

·         As of September 13 the LCSO has 30 people in custody at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.

 




 

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September 16th, 2019

HARRISBURG RESIDENT SERIOUSLY INJURED IN EARLY SUNDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

A man was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 3am Sunday in Howard County. 20 year old Austin Nichols of Harrisburg was on County Road 408 and traveling too fast for conditions when his vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned. He was taken to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.

DRIVER HURT IN SATURDAY AFTERNOON CRASH

A Columbia driver was hurt in a Saturday afternoon crash in Boone County. 41 year old Roderick Whitaker was on MO 763 when his car traveled off the left side of the roadway, struck the median barrier and signs, before returning to the highway and then ran off the right side of the road. He sustained minor injuries and was taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

PARIS DRIVER KILLED IN SATURDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

A Missouri man was killed in a wreck that happened early Saturday morning along Hwy 15 in Monroe County. According to the Highway Patrol, the accident happened about 1 mile South of Paris when a southbound vehicle travelled off the right side of the roadway, returned to the road, crossed over the center and then off the left side of the roadway. The vehicle then collided with the ground, overturned, and struck a fence before coming to rest on its top in a field. According to the patrol the driver, 56 year old Gary Johannaber was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Monroe County Corner James Reinhard. The Monroe County Sheriffs Department, Paris Fire Department, and Monroe County Ambulance assisted at the scene.

MOTORCYCLIST SERIOUSLY INJURED IN CALDWELL COUNY ACCIDENT

A Richmond resident was seriously injured in an accident that happened Saturday night on MO116 about a half mile west of Cowgill in Caldwell County. According to the highway patrol a westbound motorcycle operated by 46 year old Michael Milligan, crossed over the center line and struck the driver side front finder of an eastbound vehicle driven by 54 year old Manley Wilson of Hamilton. Wilson's vehicle travelled off the South side of the roadway. The motorcycle then crossed back over the westbound lane, travelled off the North side of the roadway where it overturned ejecting the driver before coming to rest in a ditch. Milligan was seriously injured and was transported to Truman Medical Center by Caldwell Co. EMS for treatment. The other driver was not injured in the accident.

SULLIVAN COUNTY ROUTE 6 BRIDGE OVER WEST LOCUST CREEK NOW OPEN

According to MoDOT, the Sullivan County route 6 bridge over West Locust Creek east of Humphreys reopened to traffic Saturday evening following the completion of a bridge replacement project. Boone Construction Company, working with MoDOT began work to replace the bridge in mid May and finished the project Saturday evening. You can find more information about road work, road closures, delays, and more by visiting modot.org and viewing their traveler information map.


 


 




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September 13th, 2019

THE BATTLE FOR THE BELL AT BURLINGTON FIELD TONIGHT ON KZBK

Tonight, is the most anticipated high school football game of the season as Brookfield and Marceline teams will hit the field and the spectators will fill the bleachers and more for what’s become known as the nation’s best high school football rivalry … the bell game between the Brookfield Bulldogs and the Marceline Tigers. This year, Brookfield will host at Burlington field and as always, KZBK , the voice of the bulldogs and your official bell game station will have all the action. The pregame will hit the air about 6:40 as part of the Pigskin Preview and kickoff at 7pm.

 

SILVER ADVISORY CANCELLED BY PATROL FOR AREA WOMAN A

The subject of an Endangered Silver Advisory Alert for a missing adult from the Macon area has been located and the Endangered SILVER ADVISORY officially cancelled. Troop B of the Missouri State Highway Patrol issued that alert and reports the individual was safely located in Joplin.

 

ATLANTA WOMAN INJURED IN ACCIDENT ON US 36

The patrol said a driver from Atlanta, MO was injured when her auto hydroplaned on US 36 in Macon County, one mile east of New Cambria at 5:10 pm last (THURS) night. 52 year old Melissa M. Faught sustained moderate injuries after her auto began to hydroplane, slid off the north side of the road and struck a ditch. She was transported by Macon County Ambulance to Samaritan Hospital for treatment.

 

SCHYULER COUNTY FATALITY

The highway patrol said a Glenwood, MO man died from injuries received in a two vehicle crash two miles north of Glenwood on Highway 202 in Schuyler County around 11:45 AM Thursday. The man was identified s 70 year old Larry Bonefas of Glenwood. According to the report, Bonefes as traveling southbound when his truck crossed the centerline of the roadway and sideswiped an oncoming car driven by 76 year old Max Mulvaney of Moulton, IA. . His pickup continued and went off the road where it struck a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver had minor injuries.

 




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September 12, 2019

JAMESPORT MAN INJURIED IN CRASH

The patrol said a Jamesport man was transported to Cameron Regional Medical Center following a two vehicle crash in Daviess County Wednesday afternoon. According to the report, 61 year old Jack R. Prescott of Jamesport was westbound on July Avenue, one mile east of Jamesport at 1:35 pm Wednesday. Another vehicle driven by 34 year old John C. Lefler of Trenton was southbound on 330th Street and entered the intersection when his auto was struck by the Prescott vehicle. The patrol said Prescott had moderate injuries and was transported to the Cameron hospital by Daviess County ambulance personnel.

 

 NOVINGER MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

The patrol reported the arrest of a Novinger man at 11:13 Wednesday morning in Adair County. According to the report, 32 year old Robert S. Shultz was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia – prior offense, and an Adair County warrant for failure to register er a motor vehicle.

MORE THAN TWO DOZEN INDICTED FOR INVOLVEMENT IN CAMERON PRISION RIOT

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced Tuesday that more than two dozen have been indicted for their aledged involvement in a priot at the Cameron prison back in 2018. The grand jury indictments stem from a May 2018 protest-turned-riot at Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron.

Prison officials say more than 200 inmates staged a sit-down protest over restrictions on recreation and programs that were borne out of a corrections officer staffing shortage.

Close to 80 allegedly refused to return to their cells and damaged property until a Highway Patrol negotiator brokered peace about six hours later. The grand jury issued charges related to violence against other inmates, damage to prison property and tampering with a motor vehicle for allegedly operating a forklift unlawfully.

 

MACON COUNTY BRIDGE OPENED AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

On Tuessday, a bridge in Macon County on Route PP at Winn Branch  located one mile west of  Route V near Macon opened  ahead of schedule. The roadway has been closed since the end of June for a bridge replacement project.  The new bridge, built by Bleigh Construction Company of Palmyra, is 24 feet wide, which is 4 feet wider than the old one. The cost of the project was $503,626.

 

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September 11th, 2019

NEVER FORGET SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2001 – PATRIOT DAY!

This is Patriot Day and most will remember September 11, 2001, four planes were hijacked. The hijackers then deliberately flew three of the planes into two important buildings, the Pentagon in Washington DC and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York. The fourth crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The loss of life and damage that these hijackings caused form the biggest act of terrorism ever on United States soil. Nearly 3000 people died in those attacks and the economic impact was immense. Patriot Day is an annual observance on September 11 to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001.

 

TWO CLARENCE MEN INVOLVED IN HEAD ON CRASH

The Patrol said a head on crash on MO 151 in Clarence at 10:40 AM Tuesday morning sent one driver to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.  According to the report, a pickup driven by 38 year old Allen T. Pryor of Clarence was northbound and crossed the centerline of the roadway into the path of a southbound pickup driven by 46 year old Daniel W. Hays of Clarence head on. Hays had minor injuries from the crash and planned to seek treatment himself.

 

TWO VEHICLES COLLIDE IN AUDRAIN COUNTY

Both drivers had minor injuries after a crash in Audrain County. The patrol said that wreck occurred at 10:50 PM Tuesday night on US 54 Eastbound, 200 feet east of Audrain Road 841 when Wendi M. Nielson, 39 of Mexico, MO was westbound and crossed the centerline of the highway and struck an eastbound auto driven by 17 year old Alexis T. Harvey of Martinsburg. Both drivers were transported to SMN Health Audrain for treatment.

 

MAN AIR LIFTED FOR TREATMENT AFTER BEING HIT BY A VEHICLE TUESDAY NIGHT

Authorities say a man trying to take his own life was struck by a car shortly after 6 o’clock last (TUES) night. The patrol said the incident happened in Adair County on Highway 11, about a half a mile north of Highway J South when the suicidal subject was seen kneeling in the driving lane. He was identified as 29 year old William R. Schoolcraft of Rutledge, MO. After Schoolcraft was stabilized by Adair County Ambulance personnel, he was flown by Air-Evac to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries. The driver of the car was identified as 33 year old Andrew M. Couch of Edina and he was not injured.

FEMA REGISTRATION DEDLINE HAS ENDED BUT HELP REMAINS

The deadline for registering with FEMA for disaster assistance has passed, but that does not mean FEMA is leaving. The agency continues working with the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency on the recovery process for this year’s spring and summer severe storms and flooding. Recovery officials encourage Missouri residents who registered for disaster assistance with FEMA to stay in touch. If survivors change addresses or phone numbers, they should contact FEMA to update their information. Missing or incorrect information could result in delays in receiving assistance. Applicants have the right to appeal FEMA’s eligibility decisions, including the amount of the grant. Missouri survivors who don’t agree with FEMA’s eligibility decision may file an appeal within 60 days of receiving their determination letter, even though the registration deadline has passed. For information on additional documentation that should be submitted as part of an appeal, contact the FEMA helpline. Appeals must be made in writing explaining why the agency should re-evaluate its decision and sent by mail or fax to FEMA. For more information on filing an appeal or other information, survivors can contact the FEMA assistance helpline at 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 (TTY) anytime from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. Help is available in most languages. Other ways to contact FEMA: DisasterAssistance.gov or DisasterAssistance.gov/es (for Spanish) or on the FEMA Mobile App (also in English and Spanish) The application deadline for a U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loan for physical damage also has passed. In some circumstances, disaster loan applications may be accepted on a case by case basis after the deadline. For information, call the SBA Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955, email DisasterCustomerService@SBA.gov, or visit SBA’s website at sba.gov/disaster. If you are deaf, hard-of-hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY, call 800-877-8339. The filing deadline for businesses to submit loan applications for economic injury is April 9, 2020.

HELP FOR FEELING STRESSED AVAILABLE

FREE DISASTER LEGAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

 

All calls are screened and referred to volunteer lawyers who provide a telephone consultation, offering free limited legal advice for disaster-related problems. Calls will be returned to those who leave their names, phone numbers and counties of residence.

PERSHING DAYS THIS WEEKEND IN LACLEDE

The 2019 Laclede Pershing Days is this weekend with 4 days packed full of events. Thursday night stop by for the ice cream, cake, and sandwich social, along with the royalty pageant. Friday is the “All School” class reunion starting at 4pm, food and drink in the park and FREE inflatable games start at 5 o’clock. Live music at 5:30 with Adam Powell performing first, and then rock the night away with One Horse Town playing from 8 to 11. The fun continues on Saturday and wraps up Sunday in Laclede. Check out the Laclede Pershing day’s facebook page for more information. That’s the Laclede Pershing Days, this weekend at the park in Laclede.




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September 10, 2019

KIRKSVILLE WOMAN HITS HUSBAND WITH SUV

Your Source KTVO and KTVO dot com reports a Kirksville woman is accused of hitting her husband with her SUV. Meghan Raymer, 28, of Kirksville, is charged with Armed Criminal Action and First-Degree Domestic Assault. The incident happened last Thursday afternoon at the Budget Host Hotel in Kirksville.

According to court documents, Raymer and the man had gotten into a heated argument. Police say the suspect then stole her husband's wallet and truck keys and started to drive off in her SUV. Court papers say officers watched surveillance video of the incident, and it appeared Raymer's husband opened her door multiple times. The video seemingly shows the man strike Raymer with his hands as he tries to get her out of the vehicle. When Raymer was able to drive off, investigators say she struck her husband with the front driver side of the vehicle. Police say Raymer then went to the Kirksville Police Department to report the incident. The victim complained of hip pain, but he refused treatment from emergency medical crews at the scene. Raymer is being held without bond in the Adair County Jail. Court documents state Raymer was argumentative toward law enforcement and was uncooperative at the jail, refusing to be fingerprinted and making obscene gestures when they took her booking photograph. Police said Raymer was agitated because she was arrested instead of her husband, noting that she had bruises on her arm. Officers noted that Raymer is a continued threat to her husband and mentioned five dates of past domestic disturbances worked by the Kirksville Police Department.

 

PASSENGER ON MOTORCYCLE EJECTED WHEN BIKE COLLIDES WITH DEER

A Bogard woman was seriously injured when she was ejected from the motorcycle she was a passenger on Saturday night in Carroll County. The patrol reports 49 year old Andrea B. Rodenberg of Bogard was a passenger on a motorcycle operated by her husband 33 year old Christopher V. Rodenberg of Bogard when the eastbound motorcycle crested a hill on Highway K at County Road 121 and struck a deer. That accident happened around 10:11 PM Saturday night. She was transported by Carroll County EMS to Carroll County Memorial Hospital for treatment.

OUT OF STATE DRIVER INJURED WHEN VEHICLE COLLIDES WITH TRACTOR TRAILER ON I-70

A Chesterfield, VA driver received serious injuries when his westbound auto drove into the rear of an 18 wheeler on Interstate 70  at the 152 mile marker in Callaway County shortly before 7 o’clock Monday evening. 17 year old Brinan C. Keene was transported by Callaway County EMS to Uinversity Hospital in Columbia. The trucker, identified as 35 year old Charlotte Stelly of Baton Rouge, LA was not injured.

HOLT SUMMIT WOMAN HURT IN UTV ACCIDENT IN CALLAWAY COUNTY

The patrol investigated a single vehicle crash on County Road 391, just north of Turkey Creek Road at 12:08 AM Monday morning. According to the report, 35 year old Janetta M. Quinn lost control as she lost control on the gravel road. The UTV went off the right side of the roadway and overturned. Quinn was transported by ambulance to University hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.




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September 9, 2019

FOUR PEOPLE ARRESTED & FORMALLY CHARGED AFTER SEARCH WARRANT EXECUTED

On September 6, 2019 at 9:00 PM officers with the Moberly Police Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol served a search warrant at a residence in the 600 block of north Ault St in Moberly. The search warrant stemmed from an active investigation being conducted by the Moberly Police Department Detective Unit in regards to a reported sexual assault. The search warrant also included reported drug activity taking place at the residence. As a result of investigation a 52 year old Moberly male, 45 year old Moberly female, 19 year old Moberly male, 52 year old Moberly female, 49 year old Moberly female and 18 year old Moberly male, were taken into custody. During a search of the residence officer’s located methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and items related to the sexual assault investigation. The three involved females and the 52 year old male were placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and transported to the Randolph County Justice Center. Formal charges have been submitted to the Randolph County Prosecutor for review and formal filing and Saturday the Moberly PD issued an update that indicated charges have officially been filed and warrants issued for Bernard Schimmels, Teresa Petree, Patti Binswanger and Cheryl Canzoneri. All four have been charged with Possession of a controlled substance that carried a $10,000 Cash/Surety Bond. The 18 year old male and 19 year old male were questioned in relation to the ongoing investigation related to the reported sexual assault and released pending the filing of formal charges. Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation no further information will be released at this time.

MILAN MAN TREATED AT LOCAL HOSPITAL FOLLOWING ROLL OVER ACCIDENT

The patrol said James Fordyce, 39, of Milan had moderate injuries and was taken to an area hospital for treatment after the vehicle in was a passenger in ran off Boulder Road in Suillivan County, a half a mile north of Route TT at 1:00 AM Sunday morning. The patrol said 37 year old Rachel Fordyce of Milan was behind the wheel when that crash occurred and that the southbound vehicle went off the roadway, then returned to the road and overturned.

ATV CRASH SENDS MAN TO KIRKSVILLE HOSPITAL

The patrol said an ATV ran off MO 15 at MO 6 in Edina at 10:46 PM Saturday night resulting in injuries. Justin Dake, 34, of Maplewood, MO had moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to Kirksville Regional Medical Center after being ejected from the ATV when it went off the road at the intersection and struck a ditch. Authorities could tell Dake had been drinking and he was later arrested for driving under the influence, resisting arrest, unlawfully operating an ATV on a highway and for failure to register an ATV.

MOBERLY MAN QUICKLY ARRESTED AFTER FLEEING POLICE ON BICYCLE

On September 6, 2019 at 4:55 AM, a Moberly Police Officer attempted to make contact with a male riding a bicycle in the area of Clark St., and Rollins St. The male later identified as Luke O’Banion, refused to stop and instead began fleeing from the officer on the bicycle. The male continued to flee on the bicycle until finally he discarded the bike and fled on foot. O’Banion ran  around a residence in the 200 block of S Clark St.  Additional officers responded and assisted in locating O’Banion where he was found hiding under shrubs along the front porch of a residence. O’Banion was taken into custody without any further incident. O’Banion was found to have an active felony warrant for his arrest through Randolph County for Tampering with a Motor Vehicle. O’Banion was also found to be on Probation for Tampering with a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance.  O’Banion was unable to post the required $15,000 Cash/Surety bond and was transported to the Randolph County Justice Center. New charges for resisting arrest will be forwarded to the Randolph County Prosecutor for review and formal filing.

KIRKSVILLE MAN SENTENCED IN FEDERAL CHILD PORN CASE

The U.S. Attorney's Office reported last week that Scott B. Walsh, 48, of Kirksville, received a 20-year sentence for Receipt of Child Pornography. Walsh was originally indicted on a charge of Enticing a Minor to Engage in Sexually Explicit Conduct. According to court documents, in September 2017 it came to the attention of Shelbina and Kirksville Police Departments that Walsh had solicited child pornography from a 12-year-old boy in the area. The police and FBI discovered that Walsh, a registered sex offender, had befriended the boy and given him gifts including a bicycle and cell phone. After numerous and constant text messaging, investigators say Walsh persuaded the child to send Walsh a self-produced video which depicted child pornography. The Kirksville Regional Computer Crimes Unit was able to forensically locate the video on the child’s cell phone as well as the many text messages Walsh had sent the boy. Walsh had pleaded guilty to Deviate Sexual Assault in an unrelated case on December 20, 2004, in Boone County, Missouri. He was sentenced to five years in state prison in that case. The Kirksville Police Department, the Kirksville Regional Computer Crimes Unit, the FBI and the Shelbina Police Department investigated the case.

RANDOLPH COUNTY SHERIFF’S WEEKLY REPORT

On Friday, September 6th, Randolph County Sheriff Mark Nichols reported the following incidents, reports, investigations and arrests.

 




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September 5th 2019

HURRY, SEPTEMBER 9TH IS DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE

 Homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained losses or damage in the April 29-July 5 storms and flooding have just a few days left to apply for disaster assistance. September 9 is the deadline to register for disaster assistance from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration. After registering with FEMA, most residents are automatically referred to SBA to apply for a low-interest disaster loan. SBA’s disaster loans are the largest source of long-term federal disaster recovery funds for residents, businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations. Missouri counties designated for FEMA Individual Assistance are Andrew, Atchison, Boone, Buchanan,
Callaway, Carroll, Chariton, Cole, Greene, Holt, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lewis, Lincoln, Livingston, McDonald, Miller, Newton, Osage, Pike, Platte, Pulaski, St. Charles and Saline
counties. Don’t delay. Register today before the Sept. 9 deadline in one of the following ways:

 

o Online at DisasterAssistance.gov

o By phone at the disaster assistance helpline: 800-621-FEMA (3362), v/vp/711 or 800-462- 7585 (TTY). Lines are open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

 

Follow recovery updates in Missouri on Twitter @MOSEMA_ and @FEMARegion7. Get the latest information at Missouri's recovery website and FEMA's disaster webpage. For information on applying for an SBA loan, call 800-659-2955 or email SBA's disaster customer service. If you are deaf or hard-of-hearing, call text relay at 800-877-8339. Missouri survivors with additional needs resulting from the April 29- July 5 storms and flooding
should call 2-1-1 for assistance.

 

ADAIR COUNTY FIRE CREWS BUSY 

Your Source, KTVO and KTVO dot com reports a shed caught fire just outside of Kirksville and it was difficult to reach. Around 8 p.m. Wednesday night, crews with Adair County Rural Fire were called to the scene of a shed fire, at a residence off of Rye Creek Road. Smoke could be seen streaming out of the roof of the shed, and smoke filled the barn, too. The fire apparently started in the attic part of the metal shed, and was not easily accessible from within the shed.  Confronted with the complicated nature of the fire, firefighters changed their plan. They took out a chainsaw and bored a hole in the metal structure, just big enough to fit their fire hoses into. The property owner told KTVO that he's unsure of the cause. Another witness speculated the fire was electrical in nature. Even after the fire was mostly put out, smoke still poured from the attic.

 

SIGN FIRE ON NORTH BALITMORE STREET IN KIRKSVILLE

A fire on North Baltimore leaves minor damage to a sign. The Rent a Center on North Baltimore had it's sign catch fire around 10:45 p.m. Wednesday night. Kirksville Police told KTVO the fire was called in by a passerby and Kirksville Fire Department responded within minutes. Once on scene, the fire was put out in a few minutes. The cause of the fire is believed to be an electrical issue with the neon sign according to the investigation by emergency personnel and Ameren  No other damage was sustained to the building and no injuries were reported. The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.

 

CAR FIRE IN MEXICO

On Saturday, August 31, 2019 at approximately 10:26PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 500 block of Abat in reference to a car fire.  Responding personnel learned that the vehicle had been leaking gasoline and a fire began in the engine compartment.  The fire was contained to this area of the car and extinguished.  The vehicle was towed from the scene and there were no injuries from the incident.

 

WARRANT FOR SECOND SUSPECT IN SEPTEMBER 2ND SHOOT ISSUED

The Columbia Police Department is actively searching for Davion Lewarren Manns, 19, of Columbia in relation to the shooting on I-70 just east of Stadium Blvd in the eastbound lanes. Detectives developed probable cause to obtain a no-bond warrant for the following charges: two counts of assault, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon, and endangering the welfare of a child.  The Columbia Police department responded to a report of shots fired Monday, Sept. 2, at 8:48 p.m., on I-70 just east of Stadium Blvd. in the eastbound lanes. Two vehicles were involved. The suspects fired shots from their vehicle into another vehicle injuring two of the occupants. Manns should be considered armed and dangerous. If you see Manns, do not approach. Call 911 immediately. Police had already made one arrest in the case. The Columbia Police Department responded to a report of shots fired Monday, Sept. 2, at 8:48 p.m., on I-70 just east of Stadium Blvd. in the eastbound lanes. Statements from an adult in the vehicle which was shot at led to the overnight arrest of Demetris L. Shaw, 18, of Columbia. The suspect was charged with two counts of first-degree assault, one count of endangering the welfare of a child in the second-degree, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. Two vehicles were involved. The suspect fired shots from their vehicle into another while on the road. CPD currently believe that this was not a random shooting and the individuals involved knew one another. This is an active investigation as detectives and patrol officers continue to follow up on additional leads and seek additional suspects.

 

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09/03/19

Officers conducted numerous traffic enforcement stops, building checks and responded to 99 calls for service.

SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS PLANNED IN TROOP B AREA
Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces during the month of September, troopers will be participating in special enforcement operations. Sometime during the month of September, DWI saturations will occur in Chariton, Clark, Monroe, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, and Putnam counties. The goal of these operations is to remove impaired drivers from our roadways.
"Special enforcement operations such as these enable the Missouri State Highway Patrol to enhance our efforts in reducing the number and severity of traffic crashes in Missouri," stated Captain Wilt. "Driving while impaired continues to be a major contributing factor of fatal traffic crashes in Missouri."
Captain Wilt urges all citizens to help law enforcement efforts to apprehend impaired drivers and prevent traffic crashes. If you suspect a motorist of driving while impaired or observe a vehicle being driven in an erratic manner, contact the nearest law enforcement agency. The Highway Patrol toll-free numbers for reporting emergencies are 1-800-525-5555 or cellular *55.

NATIONAL CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK SEPTEMBER 15TH – 21ST
The Missouri State Highway Patrol joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Ad Council, Missouri Department of Transportations’ Office of Highway and Traffic Safety, and other safety advocates to commemorate National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 15-21, 2019). The primary goal of this program is to remind all parents and other adults responsible for children traveling in motor vehicles of the importance of child safety seats and seat belts. Every year, children suffer needless injuries. In 2018, 10 children under the age of eight were killed in traffic crashes, and another 1,794 were injured. Troopers issued citations to 1,181 drivers who failed to secure children less than eight years old in a child restraint/booster seat in 2018. Troopers issued citations to an additional 187 drivers who failed to secure a child 80 pounds or more or over 4’9” in a seat belt in 2018. Troopers investigate traffic crashes every day. Nothing is more disturbing than a traffic crash that includes a child being hurt or killed. The Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages every driver to make sure child passengers in their vehicles are restrained properly.

Missouri law states:

* Children less than four years old are required to use an appropriate child passenger restraint system.

* Children less than 40 pounds, regardless of age, must be secured in a child passenger restraint system appropriate for the child.

* Children ages four to eight years old who weigh at least 40 pounds, but less than 80 pounds, and are under 4’9” tall, must be secured in a child passenger restraint system or booster seat appropriate for that child.

* Children ages eight through 15 must wear seat belts regardless of the type of vehicle in which they are riding or where they are seated (front or back). Like the child restraint law, this is a primary law, meaning you can be pulled over by law enforcement for noncompliance.

* Persons less than 18 years of age operating or riding in trucks (regardless of gross weight for which licensed) must wear seat belts.

*No person under age 18 is allowed to ride in the unenclosed bed of a truck with a licensed gross weight of less than 12,000 pounds on lettered highways, federal, state maintained highways, and within city limits. There are exemptions for agricultural purposes, special events, and parades.

* It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure passengers under the age of 16 are buckled up safely. Those 16 and over are responsible for themselves.

There are many styles of child safety seats from which parents may choose. Infant seats are designed for children up to 22-30 pounds depending on the seat manufacturer. This type of seat should be placed into a vehicle so the infant faces rearward in a semi-reclined position. It is important to remember rear-facing infant seats should NOT be used in a front passenger seat equipped with an active air bag. If deployed, an air bag could hit the infant seat and injure or kill the baby. Airbag or not, the back seat is the safest place for a child. Convertible child safety seats are designed for children from five pounds up gfffffto 40 - 80 pounds, depending on the manufacturer. Like all seats, they have manufacturer’s labels on the side indicating the maximum height and weight of the seat. They recline and face rearward in an infant position, and convert to sit upright and face forward for the toddler position. Most newer convertible seats can hold children who weigh up to 35 or 40 pounds in the rear-facing position. NHTSA recommends keeping children rear facing until they reach the maximum height and weight for the car seat. The child can then be turned around forward facing. Booster seats are designed for children who have outgrown other safety seats and must be used with an adult lap and shoulder belt. Lap/shoulder belts are designed for children who are at least 4' 9" tall or 80 or more pounds. Make sure the lap belt stays low and snug across the lower hip/upper thigh area, and the shoulder belt does not cross the face or the neck. For safety reasons, the Missouri State Highway Patrol discourages the purchase of child safety seats at a garage sale or other second-hand outlets. Also, a safety seat that has been in a vehicle during a traffic crash should be replaced. There is no one "safest" child safety seat. Use the one that fits your child, fits in your vehicles correctly, and one that you will use correctly every trip, every time. For more information about the proper use of child restraint systems or to schedule a child safety seat inspection, contact the nearest Missouri State Highway Patrol troop headquarters and ask for the public information and education officer, or visit
www.seatcheck.org. We discovered these handy tips and wanted to pass them along.fg

 




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09/04/2019

 

MAN BREAKS OUT OF MERCER COUNTY JAIL … TWICE!

While details regarding the first jail break were not readily available, 27 year old Drake A. Kately of Princeton broke out of the Mercer County jail again this past week. KTVO and KTVO dot com reports he tore a hole in the back wall of his cell with a wooden board that he somehow obtained according to authorities. The back wall of the cell is made of a heavy screen like material and the inmate bored a hole through that material with the board. That hole allowed Kately to enter the basement of the jail and escape through the basement door. Mercer County Sheriff Steven Stockman isn’t sure how or where he obtained the board. He said he was discovered missing during regular cell checks. Authorities believe he may have headed to Kansas City. He’s described as being a white mail, 6’1””, slim build and tall, weighing about 165 pounds. In August he was charged with felony escape for the first jail break. He was originally being held on 1st degree assault and unlawful possession of a firearm, plus other misdemeanor charges. Anyone who has information that may aid in the search is asked to contact the nearest law enforcement agency or contact the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department. That number is 660-748-3165.

 

PATROL MAKES DRUG BUST IN CALLAWAY COUNTY

The highway patrol arrested two men, both of Winston-Salem, North Carolina at 6:35 Monday evening after the driver was stopped for tailgating on I-70 in Callaway County. According to the report, two pounds of marijuana, approximately $5700 in cash and a stolen handgun was recovered. Jonathon L. Kinzer, 32, and 321 year old Joshua Worrell were arrested during the traffic stop near the highway 54 interchange in Kingdom City. The Callaway County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit assisted the patrol with that stop.

 

LABOR DAY WEEKEND RESULTED IN 5 DEATHS STATEWIDE

The patrol reports five people died during the 2019 Labor Day Holiday Counting period. Across the state, 309 accidents, 107 injuries, 4 traffic fatalities, 116 DWI arrests and 95 drug arrests were reported. In addition, there were 13 boat crashes, four injuries, one drowning, 10 BWI arrests and 16 drug related arrests on Missouri’s waterways. Last year there were 11 deaths during the counting period.

 

QUEEN CITY MAN SERIOUSLY HURT WHEN UTV OVERTURNS ON HILLSIDE SUNDAY

The patrol said 25 year old Cody J. Winn of Queen City was seriously injured on private property, three miles north of Novinger in Adair County shortly after 8 PM Sunday evening. Winn was traveling to fast on a hillside when the UTV he was operating overturned and came to rest on its side. Winn was transported by Adair County Ambulance personnel to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment. He was also cited by the Patrol for DWI.

 

SHELBYVILLE WOMAN PARTIALLY EJECTED IN CRASH SATURDAY NIGHT

Stephanie B. Kelly, 31, of Shelbyville received moderate injuries when she was partially ejected from her vehicle in a single vehicle crash Saturday night. The patrol reports the crash happened on Highway 15, three miles south of Shelbyville when her vehicle began to run off the right side of the roadway. The driver overcorrected and that resulted in the vehicle skidding back off the right side of the road where it struck a ditch and overturned, coming to rest on its top, seriously injuring the driver. She was also cited for DWI and no seat belt

 

UNIONVILLE MAN TAKEN TO CENTERVILLE, IOWA HOSPITAL AFTER CRASH

Mark A. Dollins, 22, of Unionville received minor injuries at 5:30 pm Saturday on Route E, ten miles northwest of Unionville in Putnam County. The patrol said his vehicle went off the roadway and struck a ditch. Dollins was taken to Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, Iowa for treatment.

 

PALMYRA MAN DIES FROM INJURIES AFTER SINGLE CAR CRASH SATURDAY MORNING

A Palmyra man died as a result of a single vehicle crash on Highway 168, two miles west of Palmyra Saturday morning shortly after 6AM. The patrol said 22 year old Brandon T. Gramc was eastbound when his vehicle travelled off the roadway, struck a utility pole and overturned. He was transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 7:53 AM.  Marion County Ambulance personnel, the Marion County Sheriff’s Department and the Palmyra Fire Department all provided on scene assistance.

 

SCAM ALERT
Randolph County Sheriff Mark Nichols warns citizens of the Social Security Scam currently taking place. Sheriff Nichols advises that the victim will receive an automated call advising that criminal or suspicious activity has been detected on your Social Security account. The scammers will provide a number to call or request that you press button #1 and be connected to an agent. A fictitious agent will get on the phone and attempt to get the victim to pay an amount of money back to the Social Security Administration to keep from being arrested. THESE ARE SCAMS. Hang up the phone, do not send money, do not give personal information such as date of birth, social security numbers or bank account numbers. If you continue to receive calls from these scammers, try to obtain a phone number and contact authorities.




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09/03/2019

PARENTS ARRESTED ON MURDER CHARGES INVOLVING DEATH OF SON

You’ll recall a news story we ran that back in February of this year officers with the Brookfield Police Department responded to a call of an unresponsive eleven year old male juvenile on West Avenue in Brookfield. The juvenile was transported by Linn County Ambulance to Pershing Memorial Hospital. Resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful and the juvenile was pronounced dead at the hospital. An autopsy was conducted at the Boone County Medical Examiner's Office in Columbia, Missouri. After conducting a thorough investigation and reviewing results of the autopsy findings, the Linn County Prosecuting Attorney has charged Darrel L. Royal age 48 of Brookfield, Missouri and Nancy J. Royal age 50 of Brookfield, Missouri with the following: Murder in the Second Degree, a Class A Felony; Abuse/Neglect of a Child Resulting in Death, a Class A Felony; Abuse/Neglect of a Child Resulting in Serious Physical Injury, a Class B Felony; Abuse/Neglect of a Child, a Class D Felony and Endangering the Welfare of a Child in the First Degree, a Class D Felony. This past Friday night, August 30th at 9:30 pm, Officers with the Brookfield Police Department executed arrest warrants on both Nancy and Darrel Royal. They were transported to the Brookfield Police, processed and turned over the Linn County Sheriff’s Department for transport to the Macon County Jail, no bond authorized.

EDINA MAN ARRESTED

The highway patrol arrested an Edina man at 3:48 PM Sunday in Adair County. 33 year old Jarod C. Shrouf was charged with a felony for failure to register as a sex offender, a felony for being a sex offender physically present within 500 foot of a park, operating a motor vehicle without a valid license and failure to display valid license plates. He was held at the Adair County Jail in Kirksville and later released.

SHELBY COUNTY MAN ARRESTED ON NUMBER OF CHARGES

The patrol reports the arrest of a Clarence man shortly before 2 o’clock Monday afternoon in Shelby County. 26 year old Cody J. Collins was charged with DWI with persons less than 17 years of age in the vehicle, driving with revolked, possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, failure to display valid plats and no incurance. He was taken to the Shelby County jail and later released.

 

DRUG ARREST IN MERCER COUNTY

Troop H of the Highway Patrol arrested a man Sunday morning at 9:20 AM in Mercer County on drug and other charges. Russell V. Ice, 52 of Mercer was being held at the Mercer County Sheriff’s office pending filing of formal charges for felony possession of a controlled substance – Methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, , a misdemeanor Mercer County Warrant for Driving Under the Influence (3 times) and traffic charges, second offense no valid operators license, failure to display inspection sticker, failure to display valid plates and an inspection violation.

 

WESTRAN FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT WORKS HAY BARN FIRE

The Westran Fire Protection District was summoned to a hay barn fire on County Road 1020, off Highway 3 north of Clifton Hill Sunday afternoon. According to reports posted on the Districts face book page, hay inside the barn had caught fire. The land owner was able to remove it with skid loaders and then fire personnel extinguished the bales that were on fire. The barn itself was not damaged from the blaze.  


TWO PEOPLE SHOT ON I-70 IN COLUMBIA MONDAY NIGHT

Authorities are continuing to investigate after a reported shooting where two people were hurt Monday night. Boone County Joint Communications issued an alert shortly after 9 o’clock Monday night that said I-70 Drive Southwest is blocked between Beverly Drive and Spencer Avenue. Columbia PD shut down one eastbound lane of I-70 as well to investigate after two people were shot as they were driving eastbound. The two were taken to the hospital, but their injuries do not appear life threatening.

 

LINN COUNTY CRASH MONDAY SENT BROOKFIELD MAN TO HOSPITAL

Three people were involved in a crash in Linn County on US 36, three miles east of Brookfield at 4:12 PM Monday. According to the report, 18 year old Carl L. Laude of Kansas City, MO failed to yield to a westbound auto as he attempted to cross highway 36 resulting in the westbound auto striking the northbound auto. The westbound auto was driven by 44 year old Michael Lawrence of Brookfield. The Laude also struck a southbound vehicle that was stopped at the stop sign. That car was driven by 18 year old Ramze L. Bruner of Marceline. Lawrence was the only one with injuries. He was treated at Pershing Hospital in Brookfield for minor injuries.

 

HOWARD COUNTY WRECK SUNDAY

Two people had moderate injuries due to a vehicle crash in Howard County on Sunday. According to the report, 20 year old Caleb M. Johnson was northbound on MO 5, one mile south of Fayette at 7:45 am when his auto crossed the center line, travelled off the roadway and struck a culvert. Both Johnson and  a passenger, 29 year old Jeremy J. Fainter  of Reed Springs, MO.  had moderate injuries and were taken to University Hospital in Columbia for

 

TRAGIC DEATH OF ONE YEAR OLD BOY IN CALDWELL COUNTY SATURDAY

A tragic accidental death of a one year old boy in Caldwell County Saturday night at 6:20 PM. The patrol said the accident happened on private property approximately eight miles east of Lathrop when 32 year old Caitlyn J. Gallaway of Overland Park, KS was eastbound in a driveway and struck 1 year old Elijah L. Gallaway of Overland Park, KS. The one year old was transported to Liberty Hospital where he was pronounced dead about an hour later.

 

QUEEN CITY MAN SERIOUSLY HURT WHEN UTV OVERTURNS ON HILLSIDE SUNDAY

The patrol said 25 year old Cody J. Winn of Queen City was seriously injured on private property, three miles north of Novinger in Adair County shortly after 8 PM Sunday evening. Winn was travelling to fast on a hillside when the UTV he was operating overturned and came to rest on its side. Winn was transported by Adair County Ambulance personnel to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment. He was also cited by the Patrol for DWI.

 

SHELBYVILLE WOMAN PARTIALLY EJECTED IN CRASH SATURDAY NIGHT

Stephanie B. Kelly, 31, of Shelbyville received moderate injuries when she was partially ejected from her vehicle in a single vehicle crash Saturday night. The patrol reports the crash happened on Highway 15, three miles south of Shelbyville when her vehicle began to run off the right side of the roadway. The driver overcorrected and that resulted in the vehicle skidding back off the right side of the road where it struck a ditch and overturned, coming to rest on its top, seriously injuring the driver. She was also cited for DWI and no seat belt

 

UNIONVILLE MAN TAKEN TO CENTERVILLE, IOWA HOSPITAL AFTER CRASH

Mark A. Dollins, 22, of Unionville received minor injuries at 5:30 pm Saturday on Route E, ten miles northwest of Unionville in Putnam County. The patrol said his vehicle went off the roadway and struck a ditch. Dollins was taken to Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, Iowa for treatment.

PALMYRA MAN DIES FROM INJURIES AFTER SINGLE CAR CRASH SATURDAY MORNING

A Palmyra man died as a result of a single vehicle crash on Highway 168, two miles west of Palmyra Saturday morning shortly after 6AM. The patrol said 22 year old Brandon T. Gramc was eastbound when his vehicle travelled off the roadway, struck a utility pole and overturned. He was transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 7:53 AM.  Marion County Ambulance personnel, the Marion County Sheriff’s Department and the Palmyra Fire Department all provided on scene assistance.

TRENTON TRUCKER SERIOUSLY INJURED FRIDAY MORNING IN SULLIVAN COUNTY

A truck driver from Trenton sustained serious injuries when his southbound tractor tractor went off the roadway and overturned on Route B, 3 miles southeast of Pollock at 3:55 AM Friday morning. 52 year old Jeffery A. Jarrett was transported by Sullivan County Ambulance to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan for treatment.

KIRKSVILLE MAN IN JAIL AFTER TWO BAR ASSAULTS

Your Source KTVO and KTVO dot com reports two separate assaults - in one night - have landed a Kirksville man in jail. Josh Graham of Kirksville has been charged with two felony counts of third degree assault. The Kirksville Police Department responded to a commotion in the alley between TP’s and the Wooden Nickel. They discovered a victim who had been knocked unconscious. Witnesses told authorities that a "white, tattooed" man was the assailant. A separate witness said that Graham was the person who had assaulted the victim. A source familiar with the matter told KTVO that Graham began walking the streets in an agitated state Thursday night, following a recent personal dispute. The source told KTVO that at least one of these alleged assaults was committed against someone that Graham did not know personally. This victim was allegedly "sucker-punched" by Graham. They sustained a head injury upon impact with the ground, and was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment. The second assault occurred inside the WrongDaddy's bar. When Graham emerged from WrongDaddy's, authorities approached and apprehended Graham. Graham is being held at the Adair County Jail.

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

On Friday, Randolph County Sheriff Mark Nichols reported the following incidents, reports, investigations and arrests.

SCAM ALERT IN RANDOLPH COUNTY
Randolph County Sheriff Mark Nichols warns citizens of the Social Security Scam currently taking place. Sheriff Nichols advises that the victim will receive an automated call advising that criminal or suspicious activity has been detected on your Social Security account.
The scammers will provide a number to call or request that you press button #1 and be connected to an agent. A fictitious agent will get on the phone and attempt to get the victim to pay an amount of money back to the Social Security Administration to keep from being arrested. THESE ARE SCAMS. Hang up the phone, do not send money, do not give personal information such as date of birth, social security numbers or bank account numbers.
If you continue to receive calls from these scammers, try to obtain a phone number and contact authorities.

LIVINGSTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

Also Friday, Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reported the following Incidents, Arrests and MORE…

Incident Reports:

·         August 23 a deputy made a vehicle stop at a location in Chillicothe and observed in plain view drug paraphernalia. Item was seized as evidence and information being submitted to prosecuting attorney.

·         August 24 the LCSO interviewed a reported victim on domestic assault which took place in Carroll County. Information shared with that agency.

·         August 24 the LCSO investigated a report of stolen golf cart from private property. Investigation report shows property located and damaged with the owner seeking no prosecution as apparently a “friend” borrowed the cart.

·         August 26 the LCSO began an investigation of alleged identity theft and realized this was an issue where the possible victim needs additional assistance. Various resources have been contacted and working to help this person in multiple ways.

·         August 27 the LCSO and MSHP responded to the 11000 block of LIV 2313 on a reported domestic disturbance. Investigation shows no criminal violation. Information shared with all involved.

·         August 29 Deputy Sheriff/School Resource Officer began investigation at a local school for alleged possession of marijuana by a student. The student and a parent met the deputy and juvenile officer at the LCSO. Juvenile office will receive the report and the school will handle administrative issue.

·         August 29 the LCSO began an investigation regarding a methamphetamine violation.

·         August 29 the LCSO posted information about 3 pups missing from the 5000 block of Route V. Within minutes the matter was resolved and the person who found the pups was in contact with the original owner.

·         August 29 the LCSO began an investigation of reported burglary of a property where the owner is absent. The case is continuing.

·         August 29 the LCSO completed an alleged Sex Offender Registration Violation investigation which began on August 23. The report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration. 

Most Wanted Updates:

·         August 27 Independence PD arrested Jon Alfred Ralston, 48 on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Appear in Court on original class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance. We have since extradited Mr. Ralston to the DDRJ in lieu of bond. Mr. Ralston had been a fugitive since

Arrests:

·         August 23 the LCSO arrested Christy Dawn Harrison, 34, Brookfield on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Driving While Revoked/Suspended. Ms. Harrison appeared before the Court and was released on bond.

·         August 26 the LCSO arrested Samantha Jo Jones, 26, Chillicothe on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Violation of Bond Conditions on original charge of 3 class D felony being 2 counts Endangering the Welfare of a Child and 1 count Possession of Controlled Substance. Bond was set at $50,000 by the court on case 19LV-CR00286-01.

·         August 26 the LCSO arrested William Dale Estes, 32 on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Violation of Bond Conditions on original Endangering the Welfare of a Child allegation. Bond set at $50,000 and Mr. Estes delivered to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.

·         August 28 a deputy witnessed a person driving who has a suspended and subsequently stopped the vehicle. The deputy arrested Devon A. Hand, 33, Chillicothe for the alleged Driving While Suspended. Mr. Hand was processed at the LCSO and released with summons to appear September 25.

·         August 28 the LCSO stopped on U.S. 36 to assist a stranded motorcycle. The deputy saw the driver then heading off into the grass and required additional effort to make contact. That person was soon identified and arrested on two outstanding warrants. Arrested was Jesse Jay Deshazier, 39, Utica wanted in Livingston County for alleged Failure to Register Motor Vehicle with bond of $121 cash and Caldwell County warrant for alleged Failure to Appear on Excessive Speed. Mr. Deshazier was unable to post bond and transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.   MSHP assisted with the arrest.

·         August 28 the LCSO extradited Charles Spencer Henson, 29, from the Chariton County Sheriff on Livingston County arrest warrant for 4 traffic offense warrants with total bond of $1281. Mr. Henson was delivered to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail in lieu of bond.

Zaki:

·         August 29 Zaki and K9 handler Deputy Leadbetter were called out to assist on a traffic stop the LCSO conducted on multiple complaints the vehicle was on 190 and driving extremely carless. Zaki alerted to positive drug odor(s) in the vehicle and officers seized a methamphetamine pipe and other methamphetamine related item(s).

·         August 29 the LCSO had stopped a motorist for speeding violation. Additional investigation resulted in Zaki being summoned to the scene and he alerted to the odor of drug(s) in the vehicle. Search resulted in the seizure of used drug equipment and a Chula resident was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. That person is on probation for a misdemeanor criminal violation and the Brookfield passenger is on probation/parole for multiple felony convictions.

Citations:

·         August 22 a Springfield, Illinois driver was cited for 83 in a 65

·         August 22 a Brookfield driver was cited for 82 in a 65.

·         August 26 a California driver was cited for 82 in a 65.

Additional Information:

·         We have assisted the Missouri State Highway Patrol on incidents this week.

·         Our detainee population in the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail has swollen this week due to various alleged Violation of Bond Condition and/or Failure to Obey a Judge’s Order with several warrants being issued. As of Thursday night we had 35 people in custody.

·         A variety of information has been shared with other agencies regarding criminal investigations, fugitive investigations, location of stolen property, location of fugitives, juvenile matters and other issues.

If you have any information about these or other crimes please call us at 660-646-0515, dispatch at 660-646-2121 or submit a non-urgent Crime TIP through our website at www.livcoso.org

 




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08/30/2019

GRANT WILL ALLOW MODOT TO REPLACE 40 RURAL NORTHERN MISSOURI BRIDGES

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will be able to replace 40 bridges in northern Missouri as a result of an announcement by Congressman Sam Graves that Missouri has received a $20.7 million federal grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Competitive Highway Bridge Program. The bridges, all located north of I-70, are in poor condition, weight-restricted, supported by timber pile, and one-lane wide but carry two-way traffic. In addition to removing current detours and preventing future ones, the grant will help increase safety on the state’s rural roads and reduce costs associated with maintaining the bridges. Only 25 states were eligible to apply for the $225 million in the Competitive Highway Bridge Program – those with a population density of 100 or less per square mile. The grant also required bridges be bundled in a single contract. MoDOT intends to pursue a design-build contract to deliver this project. The Competitive Highway Bridge Program grant comes on the heels of an $81.2 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to build a new I-70 Missouri River Bridge at Rocheport. Receipt of the INFRA grant will also trigger $301 million in state bonding, authorized by the Missouri General Assembly during the 2019 legislative session, that will repair or replace another 215 bridges across the state.

LIMITED ROAD CONSTRUCTION DURING LABOR DAY WEEKEND

The Missouri Department of Transportation will limit road construction on Labor Day weekend to accommodate holiday travel.  Work on most construction projects that would impact travel lanes will stop at noon Friday, Aug. 30 and resume at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3. Lane and bridge closures already in place around the state will remain during the holiday and subsequent weekend. Be alert to sudden closures due to emergency situations and flooding. Even with limited work zones, MoDOT is urging motorists to use caution when traveling. Be alert and obey all posted speed limits. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, all available troopers will be patrolling Missouri’s roadways enforcing Missouri’s speed-limit, seat-belt and impaired-driving laws, in addition to being available to assist motorists.  In Missouri, 11 people died and 470 were injured in 1,048 traffic crashes over the 2018 Labor Day holiday. Troopers arrested 113 people for driving while intoxicated. “Rain is in the forecast for parts of the state this weekend and flooding is still a possibility,” said MoDOT State Maintenance Director Natalie Roark. “Road conditions can change in an instant. Always be alert when driving and remember, Buckle Up Phone Down.” The good news is that the gas for your Labor Day trip may be the cheapest it has been in three years. According to AAA, today’s average is already nearly a quarter cheaper than during last year’s holiday and 4 cents cheaper than 2017’s Labor Day.

POLICE CHIEF IN UNIONVILLE KEEPS JOB DESPITE PLEADING GUILTY TO DWI

Your source KTVO and KTVO dot com reports the Unionville police chief gets to keep his job, despite pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated. Joshua “Josh” Mathes, 30, of Unionville  was arrested for DWI in February 2018 after he was pulled over in Adair County by a Missouri state trooper. According to online court records, Mathes pleaded guilty earlier this year to DWI. A second misdemeanor charge of Failure to Drive on the Right Half of the Roadway was dismissed. Court documents reveal Mathes was given a suspended imposition of sentence and placed on two years probation. He was also required to complete a couple of classes: the Victim Impact Program (VIP) and Substance Awareness Traffic Offender Program (SATOP). The sentence also required Mathes to pay in to the Adair County Law Enforcement Restitution Fund and pay the Missouri State Highway Patrol for the cost of tests used to determine if he was intoxicated. (Editor's note: KTVO was originally told that if Mathes successfully completes his probation, the crime will be removed from his record. Adair County Prosecutor Matt Wilson said that is not the case. He said the crime will still be on Mathes' criminal record and his driving record; however, the crime will not show up on Case Net, Missouri's online court records system. Wilson said, 10 years after successful completion of probation, anyone convicted of DWI or who pleaded guilty to DWI may ask to have the crime expunged from their record.)

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE ANOTHER SHOOTING

Columbia Police responded to the 1000 block of Claudell Lane on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at approximately 7:50 p.m. for several reports of shots fired. A male victim with a gunshot wound was located on the scene by responding officers. That victim was transported to a local emergency room for medical treatment. On the scene, the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. Officers began to investigate and discovered several vehicles were damaged by gunfire and located shell casings in the area.  Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division were called in to assist patrol with the investigation. As officers and detectives were investigating this incident, they were able to locate and interview witnesses on the scene and at the hospital. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS to remain anonymous. 

FARM SPRAYER AND CAR COLLIDE IN DAVIESS COUNTY ACCIDENT

The patrol said 79 year old William B. Estes of Bartlesville, OK was behind the wheel of a vehicle that collided with a farm sprayer on MO 6, one mile east of Gallatin at noon Thursday as the driver of the sprayer, Joshua M. Jeffries of McFall, MO was attempting to turn into a private driveway. Both vehicles were eastbound at the time of the collision and came to rest off the roadway. Neither driver was injured, however, a passenger in the Estes auto, 80 year old John McCollum also of Bartlesville, OK did have minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton or treatment

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL KICKS INTO FULL GEAR TONIGHT WITH OPENING WEEK

Ready or not, here it comes … week number one of high school football. The Best Broadcast Group family of radio stations would most definitely fall into the “or not” category this year as far as being totally prepared, but we’re also excited at the same time. The Brookfield Bulldogs will be at Burlington field tonight for a conference game hosting Palmyra.  As usual Jeff and Jim Elliott will be on hand to bring you all the play by play on KZBK at 96.9 FM, KFMZ at 96.1 FM and 1470 AM and on Channel 6 of the Brookfield Cable system. It will be a battle of the Tigers as the Macon Tigers are on the road for week number one facing the Kirksville Tigers. Matthew Chambers and Kevin Burge will have that game for you on True County KLTI at 93.3 FM and 1560 AM as well as 102.7 FM and 106.5 FM. In East Central Missouri it will be a battle of the cats on 103.9 FM as the KMCR Sports Team will be on the road covering the Montgomery County Wildcats as they face the Hermann Bearcats for week number one. The Moberly Spartans have a non-conference game @ Osage (Kaiser, MO) tonight while the Marceline Tigers will be on the road in Memphis as they have a conference game with Scotland County. We’ll be covering all those games and more at both halftime and post game on the KZBK Regional High School Football Scoreboard show. Week number one tonight … pregame at approximately 6:40 and kick off at 7 o’clock.

FREE TO GOOD HOME: U.S. ROUTE 40 SALT CREEK BRIDGE

Here’s something you don’t see every day in the freebie section of your favorites classified website. The Missouri Department of Transportation is looking for a new home for the historic Salt Creek and Katy Trail Bridge on U.S. Route 40 in Howard County. The bridge, which was built in 1941, will be replaced with a new and wider bridge in 2022. The bridge is considered historic because it is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places as an excellent example of a standard plate girder design adapted to fit the local topography with a curved design. Because of that eligibility, federal law requires any state proposing demolition of a historic bridge to first make it available for donation to a state, locality or responsible private entity.  The bridge can be obtained by government entities, historical or civic groups, or private citizens, free of charge. The cost to remove the bridge or any of its parts falls on the party obtaining the bridge. Proposals are due by March 16, 2020. Details about the bridge, as well as information about reusing a bridge or making a reuse proposal, can be found on MoDOT's Free Bridges website at modot.org/freebridges http://www.modot.org/freebridges/

LOTS GOING ON THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND …

The Pershing Balloon Derby is underway in Brookfield and surrounding area, week number one of High School Football, Labor Day weekend events and much more. Be safe and enjoy the Holiday weekend!






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August 28th 2019

LAPLATA DRIVER IN ACCIDENT

A LaPlata man, 71 year old Robert D. Demma received moderate injuries and was transported to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment.  The crash happened about 8 miles north of Kirksville on  Highway 11 when his northbound vehicle attempted to avoid an oncoming auto and traveled off the roadway, coming to rest in a ditch. That crash happened around 10 am Tuesday morning.

KIRKSVILLE MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER TO ASK FOR REDUCED BOND

KTVO and KTVO dot com reports a Kirksville, Mo., man will ask for a reduced bond as he awaits his trial on a First-Degree Murder charge. Ricky Ray Sides was arraigned Tuesday morning in Circuit Court. He has been held on a $1 million cash-only bond since his arrest in early July. A September 3 hearing has been set to determine if that bond should be reduced. Sides is accused of killing his live-in girlfriend, Colleen Gompakis, 47, of Kirksville.

BALLOON DERBY THIS WEEKEND

This holiday weekend is the 43rd Annual Great Pershing Balloon Derby and this year is extra special. Richard Techau, Chairman of Green Hills Ballooning, Inc. pointed out in the official Souvenir program  book that  in addition to the Pershing Balloon Derby being the longest running continuously BFA Sanctioned event in the nation, this year the US Women’s National Championship event is being held as part of the Balloon Derby. The National Championship event itself is a huge event and a tremendous opportunity for the area. On Friday, the US Women’s National Inaugural flight is scheduled for 7:15 AM, the National Competition Flight is at 6pm and the South Main Night Flame starts around 7:30 pm. Saturday, as always is the biggest day of the derby with activities around Brookfield, including the Balloon derby parade,  at the launch site and don’t forget the nite light at the launch site both Saturday and Sunday nights. Sunday balloons will fill the sky with morning and evening flights and the event wraps up Monday with a morning flight. A lot of balloons, a lot of things to do and a lot of people in Brookfield and the surrounding area this weekend for the 43rd Pershing Balloon Derby. Check out all the happenings that are scheduled at pershing balloon derby dot com and welcome to all the balloonist to the beautiful green hills area. We’re glad to have you for this year’s event.

HIGHWAY PATROL WANTS YOU TO PLAN A SAFE LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, encourages everyone to plan for a safe 2019 Labor Day weekend. It's everyone's responsibility to operate both vehicles and vessels safely and observe all Missouri laws. Incorporating safety into your weekend plan--choosing your route, making sure your equipment is in good working condition, being aware of and following Missouri's traffic and boating laws, driving your vehicle or vessel courteously, wearing a seat belt or a life jacket--helps ensure a safer Labor Day weekend for everyone. In Missouri, 11 people died and 470 were injured in 1,048 traffic crashes over the 2018 Labor Day holiday. That means one person was killed or injured every 9.7 minutes. This years counting period runs from  6 p.m., Friday, August 30, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, September 2, 2019.  The Highway Patrol will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness & Reduction Effort) over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Speed, inattention, and impaired driving are leading causes of traffic crashes. Thus, all available troopers will be patrolling Missouri’s roadways enforcing Missouri’s speed limit, seat belt, and impaired driving laws, in addition to being available to assist motorists.  Remember, the only 100 percent survivable traffic crash is the one that never happens. The Labor Day holiday is also a busy boating weekend. In 2018, there were seven boating crashes which included three injuries, but no fatalities, and thankfully no drownings over last year's Labor Day holiday. All available marine enforcement troopers will be working to make our waterways safer during the holiday weekend. Missouri’s boaters are asked to do their part by remaining alert for other boats and swimmers, and being courteous on the water. With more boats on the water, it is even more important to pay attention.

GRAVES ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR RURAL NORTH MISSOURI BRIDGES

U.S. Representative Sam Graves announced this week that the Missouri Department of Transportation will receive federal money through the Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP). Graves received notification from the U.S. Department of Transportation that MODOT will receive $20.7 million for their proposed Fixing Access to Rural Missouri (FARM) Bridge Program. All bridges proposed to be replaced by the program are located in MODOT’s Northwest and Northeast Districts.  MODOT’s application, which includes the list of proposed bridges to be replaced, can be found on our station website by clicking here.

SENATOR ROY BLUNT TO BE IN MILAN TO DISCUSS PROGRESS OF THE EAST LOCUST CREEK RESERVOIR

United States Senator Roy Blunt will be at the Milan Community Center (205 N. Market Street) on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 11:45 AM.  Senator Blunt has been instrumental in securing planning, design, mitigation and construction funding for the East Locust Creek Reservoir (ELCR).  He will meet with the community and stakeholders to receive a briefing and to discuss his ongoing efforts to advance the project. In addition, the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist, J.R. Flores, will make a major announcement for the advancement of the ELCR.  NRCS is the federal sponsor for the East Locust Creek Reservoir which has been designed to provide 7 million gallons a day of water to 10 counties in the area.




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August 27th, 2019

LAREDO DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURIED IN ACCIDENT SUNDAY NIGHT

The highway patrol reports a Laredo man was seriously injured in Livingston County early Sunday morning. Clint A. Foster la Laredo was eastbound on County Road 204, 5 miles east of Chula at 12:17 AM  when he lost control of his off road vehicle on the gravel. The vehicle went off the roadway and overturned down an embankment, and came to rest in on its top in the ditch with extensive damage. Foster had serious injuries and was transported by Life Flight to Truman Medical Center. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and Chillicothe Emergency Services assisted at the scene.

VEHICLE TRAVELS OVER TOP OF PREVIOUS VEHICLE THAT SUNK IN GROUND IN CALLAWAY COUNTY

The patrol investigated an unusual accident in Callaway County shortly after 8:30 Monday morning. According to the report, the incident happened on Route K, 1 mile south of County Road 193 when 46 year old Jason D. Powers of Fulton was traveling eastbound. The patrol said the roadway gave way due to flooding and the Powers vehicle travelled over the top of a previous vehicle that had sunk into the ground. Powers had minor damage and was transported to St. Mary’s in Jeff City by Audrain County EMS.

SHELBINA PD MAKES DRUG ARREST SATURDAY MORNIGN

Shortly after 7 o’clock Saturday morning, officers from the Shelbina Police Department performed a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation. During the stop, officers located a large amount of marijuana and a loaded handgun. The driver, Cartez C. Walker and a passenger, Ebony S. Swope both of Springfield, Illinois were taken into custody for delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm. Both were being held in the Shelby County Jail at last report.

KIRKSVILLE MAN ARRSTED  FOR KIDNAPPING AND DOMESTIC ASSAULT

Your source KTVO and KTVO dot com reports a Kirksville man faces three felony charges after police say he choked his wife and held her against her will. According to court documents, the altercation happened late Saturday night at the couple's home in Kirksville. Joshua Northway, 28, of Kirksville, is charged with Second-Degree Kidnapping and two counts of Second-Degree Domestic Assault. Court papers state Northway had been drinking. The victim went to pick them up, and she dropped Northway off at her cousin's house because she said she can't deal with Northway while he is intoxicated. The woman said she then went home to put her kids to bed, and Northway walked home because he wanted to talk about why she was upset. The victim said after she told her husband, "This is it," and that she wanted a divorce, Northway grabbed her by the neck and put her in a chokehold, saying, “I am going to kill you. I don’t even care anymore.” Court documents say the victim then managed to get free and run outside to yell for help, but Northway caught her, grabbed her in a chokehold again and dragged her back into the house. The woman said she fought to get free a second time and ran to the neighbor's house across the street to have them call 911. Kirksville police arrived and arrested Northway.  At last word, he was being held without bond in the Adair County jail

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING ON NORTHSTADIUM

The Columbia Police Department received a call Monday, afternoon at approximately 3:41 p.m. for a report of a possible robbery where someone was also shot at 101 N. Stadium Blvd.  Officers arrived and located a male with a gunshot wound to his right leg. The man was treated on the scene and transported to a local hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. Officers and detectives had a difficult time during the investigation as the victim and witnesses did not wish to share much information. Detectives and patrol officers were able to determine that the gunshot victim agreed to meet the suspect in the parking lot of the Shoppes at Stadium to sell a marijuana cartridge for a vaping unit. During the exchange an argument ensued and the suspect (buyer) displayed a handgun and shot the victim (seller) in the leg. The victim did not wish to share information with CPD and signed a document stating he would decline any prosecution. There is no suspect information to share. 

COLUMBIA PD RESPONDS TO SHOTS FIRED WHERE CHILDREN HAD BEEN PLAYING MONDAY

Officers with the Columbia Police Department responded to a report of shots fired Monday, at 5:52 p.m. in the 1500 block of Typhoon Court. Officers located approximately eight shell casings in the street. There were no reported injuries and there was no suspect or suspect vehicle information to share currently.   "This evening, shots were fired in north Columbia on a street where children had just been playing outside. For those who choose to invoke fear and victimize other people, we will continue to pursue you with the full resources of the City, County and Federal government," Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones said. "If you know who was involved, we need your help. Please call Columbia Police or Crimestoppers at the phone numbers below or talk to one of our officers." Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS to remain anonymous. 

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE FATALITY ACCIDENT SATURDAY

Columbia Police investigated a fatality crash on westbound I-70 Saturday at 1:17 pm. According to the report, Michael W. May, Jr., 42, Breckinridge Hills, MO travelled off the right side of the roadway near the 118 mile marker and struck a rock outcrop and the auto began overturning. May was ejected auto and was pronounced deceased at University Hospital.  A passenger, Renee A. May of Breckenridge Hills, MO was able to self extricate from the vehicle and was later taken to University Hospital by law enforcement.



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08/26/2019

ROTHWELL WOMAN HEADED TO PRISON FOR A LONG TIME

Your Source KTVO and KTVO.dot com reports this past Thursday in Chariton County a judge sentenced Sarah Linebaugh of Rothville to 30 years in prison for the March 2018 death of her two-month-old daughter, Sophia Linebaugh. Linebaugh was originally charged with First-Degree Murder. She pleaded guilty this summer to a reduced charge of First-Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the death happened at the Linebaughs' home on Main Street in Rothville. Investigators said in court documents that Sarah knowingly killed her daughter by suffocating her. They said a handwritten note law enforcement found at the scene gave investigators probable cause to believe Linebaugh deliberated about her actions, which resulted in the death of her daughter. Court papers state that Linebaugh told law enforcement that she was giving her baby girl a bath, and when she turned around after grabbing a towel, the child had drowned. Authorities said Linebaugh then attempted to take her own life by shooting herself. The woman was then hospitalized in Columbia for treatment of her injuries prior to be charged in connection with her daughter’s death.

MILAN WOMAN WAS TREATED AT PERSHING HOSPITAL IN BROOKFIELD AFTER CRASHING HER CAR

The highway patrol said 19 yeqr old Mackenzie L McDanel of Milan was southbound on MO Route 5, three miles south of Browning when she lost control of her vehicle. Her vehicle went off the roadway, struck a guardrail, then returned to the roadway where it went off the other side and struck a second guardrail before coming to rest. That accident happened Saturday morning at 1:30 AM. She was treated  at Pershing Hospital in Brookfield.

GRAZING SCHOOL SCHEDULE FOR SEPTEMBER

The annual Mid-Missouri Grazing School will be held Sept. 9-10 in Boone County. The school teaches producers both the art and science of management-intensive grazing, says Heather Conrow, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist in Howard County. The two-day school covers pasture management from economics to fencing and watering livestock, Conrow says. Attending a school is needed before securing cost-share funds for grazing system. Controlled grazing boosts pounds of livestock gains per acre. Less forage is wasted. Grass quality goes up. The school is conducted by MU Extension with the Howard County and Boone County soil and water conservation districts. Classes will be held at the University of Missouri Extension Center in Boone County, 1012 N. Highway UU, Columbia, just south of Interstate 70 at Exit 121. Enrollment is $150 per person or $210 per couple. Make checks payable to Boone County SWCD, Parkade Center, Suite 213E, 601 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, MO 65203.  For more information or to register, contact Conrow at the MU Extension Center in Howard County, 660-248-2272, or contact Boone County SWCD at 573-875-5540 for details. In addition to the classroom session, the school has work sessions including pasture walks. “The ‘intensive’ in the name refers to management, not the grazing,” Conrow says.

RANDOLPH COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

On Friday, Randolph County Sheriff Mark Nichols reports the following incidents, reports, investigations and arrests.




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08/26/2019

ROTHWELL WOMAN HEADED TO PRISON FOR A LONG TIME

Your Source KTVO and KTVO.dot com reports this past Thursday in Chariton County a judge sentenced Sarah Linebaugh of Rothville to 30 years in prison for the March 2018 death of her two-month-old daughter, Sophia Linebaugh. Linebaugh was originally charged with First-Degree Murder. She pleaded guilty this summer to a reduced charge of First-Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the death happened at the Linebaughs' home on Main Street in Rothville. Investigators said in court documents that Sarah knowingly killed her daughter by suffocating her. They said a handwritten note law enforcement found at the scene gave investigators probable cause to believe Linebaugh deliberated about her actions, which resulted in the death of her daughter. Court papers state that Linebaugh told law enforcement that she was giving her baby girl a bath, and when she turned around after grabbing a towel, the child had drowned. Authorities said Linebaugh then attempted to take her own life by shooting herself. The woman was then hospitalized in Columbia for treatment of her injuries prior to be charged in connection with her daughter’s death.

MILAN WOMAN WAS TREATED AT PERSHING HOSPITAL IN BROOKFIELD AFTER CRASHING HER CAR

The highway patrol said 19 yeqr old Mackenzie L McDanel of Milan was southbound on MO Route 5, three miles south of Browning when she lost control of her vehicle. Her vehicle went off the roadway, struck a guardrail, then returned to the roadway where it went off the other side and struck a second guardrail before coming to rest. That accident happened Saturday morning at 1:30 AM. She was treated  at Pershing Hospital in Brookfield.

GRAZING SCHOOL SCHEDULE FOR SEPTEMBER

The annual Mid-Missouri Grazing School will be held Sept. 9-10 in Boone County. The school teaches producers both the art and science of management-intensive grazing, says Heather Conrow, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist in Howard County. The two-day school covers pasture management from economics to fencing and watering livestock, Conrow says. Attending a school is needed before securing cost-share funds for grazing system. Controlled grazing boosts pounds of livestock gains per acre. Less forage is wasted. Grass quality goes up. The school is conducted by MU Extension with the Howard County and Boone County soil and water conservation districts. Classes will be held at the University of Missouri Extension Center in Boone County, 1012 N. Highway UU, Columbia, just south of Interstate 70 at Exit 121. Enrollment is $150 per person or $210 per couple. Make checks payable to Boone County SWCD, Parkade Center, Suite 213E, 601 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, MO 65203.  For more information or to register, contact Conrow at the MU Extension Center in Howard County, 660-248-2272, or contact Boone County SWCD at 573-875-5540 for details. In addition to the classroom session, the school has work sessions including pasture walks. “The ‘intensive’ in the name refers to management, not the grazing,” Conrow says.

RANDOLPH COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

On Friday, Randolph County Sheriff Mark Nichols reports the following incidents, reports, investigations and arrests.




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08/23/2019

BIG RIG CRASH SHORTLY BEFORE 5 PM THURSDAY ON US 36

The patrol said a trucker from Chicago crashed his rig on US 36 westbound, one mile west of Bevier just minutes before 5 o’clock Thursday afternoon. According to the report, 31 year old DMatreze T. Johnson received minor injuries and was to seek his own treatment. The patrol said the 18 wheeler drive off the right side of the roadway, struck a bridge rail and overturned. The Macon County Sheriff’s Department and Macon County Rural Fire Department assisted at the scene.

DEADLINE FOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO FLOODED FARMS APPROACHING

 

Next Friday, August 30th is the first regular season football game for high school football fans. It’s also the deadline for farmers affected by flooding.

Farmers have until Aug. 30 to apply for help from USDA emergency assistance programs, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Heather Conrow. The USDA Farm Service Agency provides up to 75% of approved renovation costs, to a maximum of $500,000, through its Emergency Conservation Program, says Conrow, who was part of a team of MU Extension specialists and USDA representatives that recently presented four workshops in areas affected by Missouri River flooding this spring. Through emergency funding and technical assistance, FSA helps farmers and ranchers renovate farmland after flood and drought. Special rules apply to socially disadvantaged producers. The program does not help with sand removal under 6 inches or projects costing less than $1,000. County FSA committees determine eligibility through on-site inspections. They cover commercial farming, ranching and orchard operations; nursery stock and Christmas tree farms,;livestock grazing areas; and conservation structures such as waterways, terraces, diversions and windbreaks. Before beginning any work, visit with FSA and Natural Resources Conservation Service representatives in county offices. FSA representatives must perform on-site inspections before any cleanup begins. Take photos to document damage. Most of all, do not begin any work below the “plow zone” until after an FSA visit. The NRCS Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWPP) helps groups with a common problem. Cities, counties, general improvement districts or conservation districts may be eligible. EWPP covers up to 75% of construction costs for most restoration efforts, including levee repair, logjam removal, streambank stabilization near roads and sediment removal from drainage districts. EWPP projects must reduce threats to life and property. The program also purchases floodplain easements. For more information, contact the NRCS state conservation engineer at 573-876-0910 or visit your local NRCS office.

 

MODOT WILL BE WORKING ON A NUMBER OF PROJECTS NEXT WEEK, WEATHER PERMITTING

 

U.S. Route 24 - Aug. 28, road will be reduced to one lane traffic at Indian Creek Bridge, located just east of Monroe County HH, while bridge work is completed between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. that day.

U.S. Route 24 - Aug. 28, road will be reduced to one lane traffic at the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge, located just west of the Missouri Route 15/U.S. 24 junction, while bridge work is completed between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. that day.

Missouri Route 151 - Aug. 29, road will be reduced to one lane traffic at Flat Creek, located north of Madison, while bridge work is completed between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. that day.

Missouri Route 151 - Aug. 19-29, road will be reduced to one lane traffic from Monroe County Route J and Monroe County Route M while patching work is completed between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. that day. There will be a 10 ft. width restriction in place and flaggers will be used for traffic control. 

Monroe County Route M – Sep. 3-5, road will be reduced to one lane traffic from MO 151 to the Randolph County Line while patching work is completed between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. that day. There will be a 10 ft. width restriction in place and flaggers will be used for traffic control. 

 

AUDITOR RECOMMENDS LEGISLATORS CHANGE LAW TO END GIVEAWAYS TO BUSINESSES FOR PAYING SALES TAX ON TIME

 

Missouri offers millions to big businesses for making timely payments on their sales taxes, something these retailers are already required to do under the law. That was one of the findings in an audit released by State Auditor Nicole Galloway on the collection of sales and use tax for fiscal year 2018.

 

"Missourians have no idea that hundreds of millions of their tax dollars are funneled to corporations for simply doing what the law already requires," Auditor Galloway said. "As I have done before, I am urging legislators to change the law to limit the discount that benefits the state's largest retailers. The state must do a better job determining which policies are working and which aren't." 

 

The audit also said the 2% discount given to retailers for paying the sales and use tax they owe on time is the second-most generous such discount in the country. In fiscal year 2018, approximately $124 million in sales and use tax was paid by taxpayers, but then retained by businesses due to the discount.

 

The audit also found the Department of Revenue (DOR) can't determine the impact of more than 200 sales and use tax exemptions on state and local revenue because the majority of exemptions aren't tracked. The state has 214 sales and use tax exemptions, but only tracks the fiscal impact of three of them. This makes it difficult to know their actual fiscal impact and leaves the legislature unable to make informed decisions about the effectiveness and cost of the untracked exemptions.

 

Auditor Galloway raised similar concerns during her Budget Integrity Series. A 2017 audit found legislative giveaways were undermining the state's fiscal health and recommended changes to state law to ensure accurate tracking of their impact.

 

The complete audit can be found here.

 

PATROL PROVIDES SYNOPSIS OF NEW LAWS RELATED TO CRIME & TRAFFIC SAFETY

The purpose the synopsis is intended to make the public aware of some of the new legislation enacted by the Missouri General Assembly which is related to crime and motor vehicles. The listed legislation has been signed into law. Unless otherwise noted, these laws will go into effect August 28, 2019. The Patrol wishes to make the public aware of several of these new laws or changes to increase public awareness and education. For a complete description of these newly enacted laws, visit the Missouri House of Representatives or Missouri Senate websites.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES LEGISLATION

HB 243/544 -- VICTIMS OF CERTAIN OFFENSES

This bill provides that a person who is, has been, or is in imminent danger of becoming a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking shall not be denied tenancy, be evicted from the premises, or in violation of a lease agreement on the basis of or as a direct result of being such a victim.

This bill also modifies the language regarding when a person commits the offense of nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images (Section 573.110 RSMo.).

HB 355 -- OFFENSES INVOLVING CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE
FACILITIES

A section of this bill creates new criminal offenses involving critical infrastructure facilities, as such term is defined in the bill. A person commits the offense of trespass on a critical infrastructure facility if he or she purposefully trespasses or enters property containing a critical infrastructure facility without permission. The offense of trespass on a critical infrastructure facility is a class B misdemeanor. If it is determined that the intent of the trespasser is to damage, destroy, or tamper with equipment, or impede, or inhibit operations of the facility, the person shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor. A person commits the offense of damage of a critical infrastructure facility if he or she damages, destroys, or tampers with equipment in a critical infrastructure facility. The offense of damage of a critical infrastructure facility is a class D felony.

The provisions of this bill do not apply to conduct protected under the Constitution of the United States, the Missouri Constitution, or any state or federal law or rule (Section 569.086 RSMo.).

HB 397 -- PROTECTION OF CHILDREN

(5) Allows the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to reject applications for childcare facilities if they are located within 1,000 feet of residences, care facilities, hospitals, or other places housing sex offenders. It also provides that a patient of a hospital or long-term care facility is not considered a resident for purposes of locating childcare facilities near the residence of a registered sexual offender (Sections 210.221 and 566.147 RSMo.).

(9) Requires the Amber Alert System Oversight Committee to meet at least annually to discuss potential improvements to the Amber Alert System. Amber Alerts issued in Missouri may include an embedded URL, which references a resource online that provides additional information or technological capabilities. The bill establishes "Hailey's Law," which requires the Amber Alert System to be integrated into the Missouri Uniform Law Enforcement System (MULES) to expedite the reporting of child abductions (Section 210.1014 RSMo.).

HB 499 -- RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION

The bill increases specified motor vehicle and trailer registration fees under Section 136.055 RSMo. The fees are increased as follows: (1) Licenses increase from $3.50 to $6 for annual and from $7 to $12 for biennial; (2) Transfer of title increases from $2.50 to $6; (3) Instruction permits, nondriver's, chauffeur's, operator's, and driver's licenses increase from $2.50 to $6; (4) Notice of lien processing increases from $2.50 to $6; and (5) Notary fee or electronic transmission per processing from $0 to $2.

This bill changes the due date for a payable annual registration fee for recreational trailers to December and defers any fee due in December 2019 to May 2020. Recreational trailers are defined in the bill (Sections 301.010 and 301.067 RSMo.).

This bill states if a person's license has been revoked because of a refusal to submit to a chemical test, the case may be assigned to a traffic judge.

This bill requires the director of the Department of Revenue to revoke a driver's license upon notification by a law enforcement officer that an individual was involved in a physical crash where his or her negligence contributed to his or her vehicle striking a worker or highway worker, as defined in the bill, within a properly designated construction or work zone, or substantially contributed to his or her vehicle striking an emergency responder within a properly designated active emergency zone. Required notice of the revocation shall be deemed received by the driver three days after mailing unless returned by the postal authorities.

HB 604 -- PREVENTION OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT IN SCHOOLS

This bill requires disclosure between school districts about a former employee when requested, specifically regarding any confirmed violation of a board policy related to abusive behavior toward a student. Additionally, any school, before offering employment, must contact the district or charter school that previously employed the prospective hire and request information.

This bill defines a "screened volunteer" and requires a criminal background check to be conducted on any screened volunteer before they are left alone with a student or have access to student records.

This bill requires that schools provide trauma-informed, developmentally-appropriate sexual abuse training to students in grades six and higher. The training will be developed by DESE.

This bill adds school personnel, contractors, and volunteers that establish relationships through a school or school activity to the definition of those responsible for the care, custody, and control of a child for certain sections of statutes relating to child abuse as outlined in the bill (Sections 162.068, 162.203, 168.133, 170.045, and 210.110 RSMo.).

HB 694 -- RAP BACK

This bill allows qualified entities, under certain circumstances, to receive updated information related to an individual's criminal history as part of the Missouri Rap Back Program as well as the National Rap Back Program. The Missouri program includes automatic notifications made by the Missouri State Highway Patrol about whether an individual, specifically an applicant who is employed, licensed, or otherwise under the purview of the entity, has been arrested for a reported criminal offense in the state.

The bill specifies what qualified entities are required to do before having access to the national and state programs, and it specifies the limited circumstances in which individuals' criminal history information may be used. An applicant must give consent to the qualified entity before that entity may access the applicant's fingerprints and criminal history information. Missouri circuit courts and the Department of Social Services may require fingerprinting for applicants applying to adopt or to serve as guardian, conservator, or as another type of personal representative and the fingerprint-based record check will be forwarded to the Missouri State Highway Patrol to be used to search the criminal history repository. The fingerprints will be sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national background check.

Finally, this bill extends the surcharge assessed against all criminal cases, filed in a circuit court, in which the defendant is found guilty of a felony from August 2019 until August 2029. The money from this surcharge goes into the DNA Profiling Analysis Fund.

This bill contains an emergency clause and became effective upon the governor's signature on June 6, 2019.

HB 812 & HB 832 -- MEMORIAL HIGHWAYS

This bill designates a portion of U.S. Highway 50 in Johnson County from Business 50 east to the interchange with PCA Road as the "Trooper John N. Greim Memorial Highway."

The bill designates a portion of State Highway 33 from State Highway A continuing to South Street in Clinton County as the "Trooper Fred L. Walker Memorial Highway."

HB 898 -- SPECIALTY LICENSE PLATE

This bill creates a "Back the Blue" license plate, which will be available for a $10 contribution to the Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation and a $15 fee in addition to normal registration costs. The Missouri Department of Revenue may specify the design in accordance with statutory criteria and may enact rules for the program.

HB 926 -- DEALER LICENSE PLATES

This bill allows use of specified motor vehicle dealer license plates on cars used by customers while their vehicles are being serviced or repaired by the motor vehicle dealer.

SCS/SB 1 -- EXPUNGEMENT

This act removes the following crimes from the list of crimes where expungement is not currently available: property damage in the first degree, stealing, possession of a forging instrumentality, and fraudulent use of a credit device or debit device.

SB 30 -- FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELT

This act provides that in actions arising out of the design, construction, manufacture, distribution, or sale of a motor vehicle factory equipped with a safety belt, failure to wear a safety belt by the plaintiff shall be admissible as evidence of comparative negligence or fault, causation, absence of a defect or hazard, and failure to mitigate damages. This act has an effective date of January 1, 2020.



SB 89 -- RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION

VEHICLE INSPECTIONS (Sections 301.020, 301.191, and 307.350 RSMo.)

Currently, the Department of Revenue collects odometer information for motor vehicles five years old or less, and retains this information for a period of five years. This act modifies this requirement to specify that the DOR shall collect odometer information for motor vehicles aged 10 years or less with fewer than 150,000 miles on the odometer, and retain the information for a period of 10 years (Section 301.020 RSMo.).

The act also modifies homemade trailer inspection requirements by making the requirement applicable to all homemade trailers, rather than only to homemade trailers over 16 feet in length, and by raising the inspection fee from $10 to $25 (Section 301.191 RSMo.).

Currently, motor vehicles are exempt from biennial mechanical inspection requirements for a period of five years following their model year. This act instead exempts motor vehicles for a period of 10 years following their model year, provided the vehicle has fewer than 150,000 miles on the odometer (Section 307.350 RSMo.).

COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSES (Sections 302.170, 302.720, and
302.768 RSMo.)

This act adds test score documents from Missouri commercial third-party tester examiners to an exemption from the prohibition against retaining certain driver's license application materials (Section 302.170.3(2) RSMo.). The act specifies that skills and written test waiver documents may be retained for commercial driver's instruction permits in addition to commercial driver's license applicants (Section 302.170.3(5) RSMo.).

The act provides that commercial driver instruction permits shall be nonrenewable, and lengthens, from six months to one year the period for which the permits are valid. This act increases from $5 to $10 the fee for a commercial driver instruction permit, and specifies that the fee for a duplicate shall be $5. This act also repeals a provision allowing for the issuance of a 30-day commercial driver instruction permit (Section 302.720.1 RSMo.).

The act specifies that applicants for a commercial driver license shall complete an entry-level driver training program as required under federal law (Section 302.720.2 RSMo.).

The director of revenue currently has the authority to waive the driving skills test for a commercial driver license for qualified military applicants. This act allows the director of revenue to also waive the written test, and to waive the skills and written tests for commercial driver's instruction permits. The act repeals the list of specific requirements an applicant must certify he or she meets, and specifies that the applicant shall meet all federal and state qualifications and shall be required to complete applicable tests that are not waived (Section 302.720.2(5) RSMo.).

Beginning December 1, 2019, the Department of Revenue shall certify as a third-party tester any private education institution or other private entity, provided the necessary qualifications are met (Section 302.720.6 RSMo.).

This act provides for the use of an electronic verification system, approved by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, to receive medical examiner's certificates for commercial driver license issuance (Section 302.768.3 RSMo.).

CRASHES OCCURRING IN WORK OR EMERGENCY ZONES
(Sections 304.580, 304.585, and 304.894 RSMo.)

This act requires the director of the Department of Revenue to revoke a driver's license upon notification by a law enforcement officer that an individual was involved in a physical crash where his or her negligence contributed to his or her vehicle striking a worker or highway worker, as defined in the act, within a properly designated construction or work zone (Section 304.585 RSMo.), or substantially contributed to his or her vehicle striking an emergency responder within a properly designated active emergency zone (Section 304.894 RSMo.). The department shall base its determination of these facts on the report of the law enforcement officer investigating the incident, and its determination shall be final except as specified in the act. Required notice of the revocation shall be deemed received by the driver three days after mailing unless returned by the postal authorities. The notice shall clearly state the reason and statutory grounds for the revocation, the effective date of the revocation, the right to request a hearing, and the date by which the request must be made. The revocation shall be effective not sooner than 15 days from the department's order.

Individuals who received notice of driver's license revocation may apply for immediate reinstatement by retaking and passing the written and driving portions of the driver's examination, or may petition the circuit court in the county in which the crash occurred. The revocation may be stayed pending the outcome of the case, as specified in the act. The county prosecutor shall act on behalf of the
director of the Department of Revenue at the hearing. The hearing shall determine only whether the person was involved in a highway crash when a worker or emergency responder was hit, whether applicable guidelines for notice and signage were properly implemented, and whether the investigating officer had probable cause to believe the person's negligence contributed to the vehicle striking a highway worker or substantially contributed to the vehicle striking an emergency responder. If the court determines any of these conditions to not be satisfied, the court shall order the director to reinstate the individual's license.

Administrative rulings and any related evidence used to reinstate a license under these provisions shall not be subject to subpoena or otherwise discoverable in any administrative, civil, or criminal case



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August 22nd, 2019

CALDWELL COUNTY SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH

The patrol said a one car accident in Caldwell County sent two people to an area hospital for treatment. According to the report, the crash happened on Sunset Road, approximately one mile southeast of Hamilton at 4:25 PM Wednesday. The crash occurred as a vehicle driven by 16 year old Janice A Siklwood of Hamilton was southbound and lost control. Her auto travelled off the roadway, struck an embankment, overturned and struck a fence, coming to rest on its top. The driver had minor injuries while a passenger, 12 year old Mary A. Silkwood of Hamilton received moderate injuries. Both were transported to Cameron Regional Medical Center for treatment.

DONATIONS PRESENTED TO GRUNDY & LIVINGSTON CO BACKBACK BUDDIES PROGRAM

The Saint Luke’s Regional Nurse Practice Council, Trenton Police Department, and Grundy County EMS presented checks totaling $4717 to the Grundy and Livingston County Backpack Buddies Programs yesterday (WED). The amount will be split evenly between the two county programs.  The funds were raised during a miniature golf tournament fundraiser held on Saturday, August 3, at Johnny Poppers Barnyard Mini Golf Course outside The Red Barn event center in Trenton. Backpack Buddies provides healthy meals for the weekends to children who qualify for free or reduced lunches throughout the school year. It costs around $175 per child per academic year to supply healthy, nutritious food to those who sign-up for the program.

FEMA TEAMS WILL BE IN CARROLL COUNTY TO SHARE REPAIR & REBUILDING ADVICE

FEMA’s mitigation experts will be visiting Carrollton in Carroll County August 22-27 to offer home-improvement tips on rebuilding better and stronger after this year’s severe storms in Missouri. The team will also share proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from a disaster. Most of the information and free publications are aimed at general contractors and those willing to take on do-it-yourself projects. The team will be available at Wood Shed Lumber & Hardware Supply on South Mason Street in Carrollton each day except Sunday.  A federal disaster was declared July 9 in Missouri after the April 29-July 5 severe storms, flooding and tornadoes, making the state eligible for FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Rebuilding properly with the best technical guidance and using tested techniques will assure that homes are fortified against and more resistant to disasters. Find more information about building disaster-resistant structures on the FEMA Mitigation webpage.

FLOOD RECOVERY ADVISORY WORKING GROUP TO HOLD FIRST MEETING AUGUST 27TH

The Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in the Lewis and Clark State Office Building, 1101 Riverside Drive, Jefferson City. Governor Parson is scheduled to speak at the meeting, which is open to the public. Governor Parson signed Executive Order 19-14 on July 18 to establish the working group. The Departments of Natural Resources and Agriculture will convene the working group, designate a chairperson, and provide staff support and assistance. “The purpose of the Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group is to provide input on the state’s short-, medium- and long-term flood recovery priorities and feedback on the state’s current levee system with suggested changes to benefit Missouri and its citizens,” Department of Natural Resources Deputy Director Dru Buntin said. “The group also will identify areas where attention is needed and provide input on priorities for allocation of state funding as we recover from this year’s flooding.” In addition to addressing short-term repairs to levees, the working group will also explore options to improve the conveyance of floodwater through our major rivers. Members of the Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group include the Departments of Natural Resources, Agriculture, Economic Development, Transportation, and the State Emergency Management Agency. Representatives from the Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association, Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Corn Growers Association, Missouri Soybean Association, Coalition to Protect the Missouri River, and the Missouri and Associated Rivers Coalition are members as well.  Four additional members have been appointed – two representing agri-business and two representing local government interests. Governor Parson may appoint other members.  The Executive Order directs the working group to submit an initial report to the Governor with findings and suggestions by December 31, 2019, with a final report due May 31, 2020.

GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES SPECIAL SESSION TO ADDRESS MOTOR VEHICLE SALES TAX ALLOWANCES

Wednesday, Governor Mike Parson announced a special session beginning September 9, 2019, that will run concurrently with the veto session. The special session will focus on amending a state statute to allow the sales proceeds of more than one vehicle, trailer, boat, or outboard motor to be used as a credit against the sales tax owed on the purchase of another. The Missouri Supreme Court recently clarified that the sales proceeds of only one vehicle may be used as a credit against the sales tax owed on the purchase of a new vehicle.  The legislature may amend the state law during special session to allow for the sale of multiple vehicles to be used as a credit, in line with the Department of Revenue's prior practice and what consumers have come to expect. 

 CITY OF COLUMBIA ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

The Columbia City Clerk’s Office is accepting applications for boards and commissions. Boards and commissions are a way for residents to be involved in local government and to represent the voices of their fellow community members. Applications must be received by the City Clerk’s Office, 701 E. Broadway, second floor, by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6. Applications are available at the Clerk’s Office or on the City’s website at CoMo.gov on the City Council page as well as a listing of current boards and commissions openings. 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE NEWS SUMMARY

Chillicothe Police conduct well being check

On August 19, 2019, at approximately 5:14 PM, Chillicothe Police Officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Webster Street in Chillicothe, Missouri to conduct a well-being check.  Authorities said they found a  61 year old male subject deceased inside the residence from an apparent suicide.  An autopsy will be performed to confirm the exact cause of death.  Investigation was conducted by the Chillicothe Police, Emergency Services, and the Livingston County Coroner.  The body was removed by Livingston County Coroner.

Chillicothe Police worked the following calls on August 20th, 2019




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August 21st, 2019

LINN COUNTY VOTERS ELECT NEW SHERIFF IN SPECIAL ELECTION TUESDAY

When Tom Parks, former Linn County Sheriff announced his retirement and vacated the office the end of June , the need for a special election to fill the remainder of the term was necessary. That special election was yesterday and voter turnout was just over 20 percent of the registered voters in the county and Jeff Henke, the Republican was the top vote getter with 1213 votes – Billy Stroud, the democrat received 504 votes and there were 3 write in votes cast.

THREE QUINCY RESIDENTS HOSPITALIZED AFTER CRASH ATTEMPTING TO FLEE LAW ENFORCEMENT

Three people from Quincy wound up hospitalized when they attempted to flee law enforcement   Tuesday night. According to the patrol, Makynzie Z. Campbell, 20, of Quincy was behind the wheel and was fleeing westbound on US 24 in Ralls County and attempted to turn onto Route Z at Monroe City. The auto went off the roadway and became airborne and then struck the ground where it came to rest. Campbell was flown by Survival Flight to Blessing Hospital in Quincy. A passenger, 21 Megan Winner of Quincy also had moderate injuries and was flown by Air Evac to Blessing Hospital and another passenger identified as 24 year old Darius Lilly of Quincy was transported by Monroe City Ambulance to Blessing hospital in Quincy. Several agencies were at the crash scene investigating and providing assistance. Authorities have not released anything else about this crash. The patrol also has not indicated in the report as  to why the three were fleeing law enforcement.

CENTRALIA AND BOONVILLE DRIVERS INVOLVED IN CRASH ON INTERSTATE

Authorities reported a crash on Interstate 70 eastbound at the 122 mile marker just before  5 PM Tuesday. 24 year old Jennifer Connell of Centralia was slowing for traffic congestion and was struck by another eastbound vehicle driven by 57 year old Maureen Pomeroy of Boonville. Pomeroy had minor injuries and was transported to University Hospital for treatment.

SULLIVAN COUNTY ROUTE 6 WEST YELLOW CREEK BRIDGE NOW OPEN 

The Sullivan County Route 6 bridge over West Yellow Creek, east of Milan, is now open. Boone Construction Company, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation was able to reopen the bridge this week after completing a bridge replacement project which began in late May. Crews continue construction on the Route 6 West Locust Creek Bridge replacement project, near Humphreys, and expect to be completed in early September. All work is weather permitting and subject to change. Motorists are urged to use caution and obey all traffic control, including not moving or going around barricades and following posted detours. More information can be found on the project-specific webpage: https://www.modot.org/route-6-

BROOKFIELD CHAMBER HOSTING TWO RIBBON CUTTINGS THIS WEEK

The Citizens Bank & Trust branch in Brookfield has recently completed the refurbishing of the outside of their building on Main Street in Brookfield. The Brookfield Chamber of Commerce will be at the facility at 4:30 this (WED) afternoon for a ribbon cutting event. And then Thursday night at 6:30 all the attention of an official ribbon cutting shifts to the new Locust Creek Event Center in Brookfield. It’s located in the former Esry’s Supermarket building.

MOBERLY WATER REPAIRS

Water service in Moberly will be interrupted today for maintenance and repairs. The area’s affected include the 100 and 200 blocks of Bentley, All of Wendell Lane and the 300, 400 and 500 blocks of east Rollins. Once service is restored, there will be a 48 hour boil order. One other area of Moberly that will be under a boil order once service is restored is the 200 block of North 4th, the 200 block of North 5th and the 400 block of West Coates street in Moberly as service to that area will also be interrupted today.




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August 20th, 2019

DANGEROUS HEAT & HUMIDITY AGAIN TODAY – COOLER WEDNESDAY – THUNDERSTORM CHANCES ALL WEEK!

TODAY IS SPECIAL ELECTON DAY FOR LINN COUNTY RESIDENTS

Linn County residents are going to the polls to elect a new Sheriff today after long time Sheriff Tom Parks retired from the post at  the end of June. Two names are on the ballot. The polls opened at 6 AM and will remain open until 7 o’clock. Again, todays special election is to fill the vacancy in the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.

FLOODING HAS CLOSED U.S. ROUTE 65 AGAIN 

Flooding has once again closed U.S Route 65 from U.S. Route 24 in Carrollton to just south of Route B after heavy weekend rains. MoDOT is urging everyone to closely monitor conditions in your area and never enter a water-covered roadway or drive around barricades. Just a few inches of flood waters can force a vehicle off the roadway. In addition, it is not uncommon for roadways and shoulders to be fhdamaged when flooded, creating unsafe conditions for motorists.

PUTNAM COUNTY BRUSH CREEK BRIDGE PROJECT SET TO BEGIN

The U.S. Route 136 bridge over the Brush Creek has been a pathway for Sullivan County motorists since 1966 and is in need of repair. A bridge deck replacement project will be led by contractors from Chester Bross Construction Company, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation. Crews plan to close the bridge Monday, Aug. 26, with a planned reopening in late November.

MO STATE PARKS TO HOST RIBBON CUTTING AT THOUSAND HILLS STATTTE PARK

Representatives from Missouri State Parks invite the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony showcasing the new $1.6 million upgrade to the seawall and boat docks on Forest Lake at Thousand Hills State Park. The ceremony will take place 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 30, at the Thousand Hills State Park Marina. After the ribbon-cutting, refreshments will be served. The upgrades to the facility are part of Missouri State Parks’ $16.2 million commitment in 2019 to improve or upgrade structures throughout the parks system. Thousand Hills State Park is located at 20431 State Highway 157, just west of Kirksville. For more information about the event, please contact the Thousand Hills State Park office at 660-665-6995.

 




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August 19th, 2019

HOT & HUMID MONDAY AND TUESDAY – COOLER BY WEDNESDAY – SCATTERED THUNDRSTORMS POSSIBLE ALL WEEK!

COLUMBIA POLICE PROVIDE UPDATE AND AGAIN ASK FOR HELP REGARDING INFANT REMAINS

On Friday, Aug. 16, the Columbia Police Department provided an update regarding human remains believed to be an infant found Thursday, Aug. 15 in the 1900 block of N. Providence Road. Assistant Police Chief Jeremiah Hunter released the following information:

If you know of a child under the age of one who has not been seen for a period of time or if you have any information which you think could be helpful, we ask you to call. Please call the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7423 to leave a message for detectives or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS to remain anonymous.

TRENTON WOMAN RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES IN UTV ACCIDENT IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY

Vincent L. Mathews, 24, of Hale was eastbound on a UTV on LIV 312- twelve miles south of Chillicothe at 10:19 PM Saturday night when he lost control on a mud covered roadway. The patrol report indicated the vehicle overturned  and came to rest on its wheels. Mathews was not injuried, however a passenger, 25 year old Monica K. Proctor of Trenton had minor injuries. She was transported to Hedrick Medical Center by Chillicothe EMS.

TWO VEHICLES COLLIDE IN DAVIESS COUNTY FRIDAY

Two area residents had injuries in a two auto crash in Daviess County on Nickel Ave at 330th Street, two miles south of Jamesport during the noon hour Saturday. 69 year old Gerald Souders of Jamesport was northbound and failed to yield to a westbound auto driven by 74 year old Robert W. Chester of Gallatin striking the Chester auto on the driver’s side. Souders had moderate injuries and a passenger in the other auto, 51 year old Esther Miller received minor injuries. Souders was transported by ambulance to Cameron Regional Medical Center while Miller was sent by ambulance to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton.

 

TWO INJURIED IN EARLY MORNING CARROLL COUNTY CRASH SATURDAY

Two people had minor injuries when a vehicle driven by 22  year old Andrew J. Campbell of Chillicothe failed to negotiate a curve on County Roat 285, a half a mile south of County Road 280 in Carroll County at 2:45 AM Saturday.  The vehicle went off the side of the road and struck a tree. Campbell was not injured, however, two passengers, 15 year old Marcella Epperson and 15 year old Rosalynn Pittman-Maupin both had minor injuries and were transported to Carroll County Memorial Hospital by EMS for treatment.

 

TWO WITH MINOR INJURIES AFTER RANDOLPH COUNTY CRASH

17 year old Kiah R. Wells of Columbia and a passenger, 16 year old Jazmen Keune of Clark were both transported to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of minor injuries after a vehicle driven by Kiah Wells was backing down Route B. 7 miles east of Higbee and ran off the roadway, struck a fence and overturned. That accident occurred at 3:20 PM Friday afternoon.

 

SULLIVAN COUNTY ONE CAR ACCIDENT

A Newtown driver was transported to Sullivan County Memorial  Hospital in Milan for treatment of minor injuries  after her vehicle slid off the left side of Route E, 3 miles west of Milan at 4:15 PM  Friday afternoon and overturned. The patrol said 27 year old Judith L. Vasquez sustained minor injuries

 

MOBERLY WOMAN TREATED FOR MODERATE INJURIES AFTER SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH

A Moberly woman, 22 year old Cairo J. Davis was southbound on East Depot Street in Huntsville around 10:50 Saturday morning when her auto ran off the ridght site of the roadway and overturned. She wass transported to Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment of modeate injuries.

 

VEHICLE CATCHES FIRE AFTER GOING OFF ROAD AND STRICKING A FENCE

16 year old Matthew S. Gerding of Maywood, MO received minor injuries after his vehicle rand off the side of MO 168, 2 miles west of Palmyra just before 4 PM Sunday. The patrol said Gerdings auto went off the right side of the road, struck a fence and caught fire. Gerding was treated at Hannibal Ambulatory Care Center in Hannibal.

 

TROOP B TROOPERS MAKE SEVERAL ARRESTS OVER THE WEEKEND

Troopers out of Troop B made several arrests over the weekend.  Christopher Englert, 48, of Unionville was arrested at 9:38 PM Sunday in Putnam County for DWO and Consumption of Alcohol while driving. 24 year old Courtney Clark of Columbia was charged with marijuana possession in Randolph County shortly after 10 AM Sunday morning. Tracy L. Stodgell, 36, of Columbia was placed on a 12 hour hold at 9:25 AM Sunday for Driving while intoxicated – Drugs. Those charges originated in Randolph County. In Adair County, Thomas P. Westfall of Kirksville was charged with DWI, Failure to yield to Emergency Vehicle Displaying Red and Blue Lights and Sirens . He also picked up a Careless and Imprudent Driving charge. That arrest was at 10:55 PM Saturday night. At 1:25 PM Saturday in Adair County, Troopers arrested 32 year old Deerek L. Gregory of Worthington on an Adair County Warrant for DWI, a Macon County Warrant for DWI and for Driving without a license. He was held without bond at the Adair County Jail. In Ralls County Saturday morning at 1:57 AM, 35 year old Kelsi Preston of Vandalia was cited for DWI.  At 1:19 AM Saturday, 26 year old Jessie W. Drewery of Huntsville was charged with DWI Alcohol prior offender, driving while suspended and failure to stop at a stop sign in Randolph County. He was being held at the Randolph County jail at last word. And 30 year old Bryce M. Ross of Browning was held without bond at the Sullivan County jail on felony DWI charges, felony charges for no drivers license, A Scotland County felony warrant for probation violation, a felony Livingston County warrant for Driving without a Drivers License and failure to have two headlamps. He was picked up at 1:06 AM Saturday morning. Troopers out of Troop A arrested 22 year old Andrew J. Campbell of Chillicothe for Driving while Intoxicated in Carroll County at 3:28 am Saturday. He was placed on a 24 hour hold at the Chariton County Jail in Keytesville. Troop F reports 23 year old Dvanta R. Randle of Marshall was held without bond at the Boone County Jail after being arrested at 12:40 AM Sunday on a felony Lee County Mississippi warrant for Strong Armed Robbery, a misdemeanor Boone County Warrant for speeding and for Driving while Suspended. 30 year old Jordon Fisher of Boonville was arrested for 1st offence DWI at 2:51 AM Saturday in Boone County.  And a Moberly man, 47 year old Michael J. Robbins was arrested at 12:13 AM Saturday in Audrain County on Patrol charges of felony possession of crack-cocaine, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding and no seat belt.

 

HONORARY TROOPER CERTIFICATE PRESENTED TO MACON RESIDENT

This past Thursday,  August 15, 2019, Lieutenant Steven V. Wilhoit, assistant director of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control, presented Macon, Missouri, resident Ryan Johnson with a Missouri State Highway Patrol Honorary Trooper Certificate. The certificate was presented to Mr. Johnson at the Chariton Valley Communications Corporate Headquarters in Macon, with his co-worker’s present. The Honorary Trooper Certificate is presented to citizens who are nominated by a trooper for performing in an exemplary manner and under dangerous conditions to aid another person, or when they unselfishly give of themselves to assist troopers in the performance of their duties. During the early morning hours of March 5, 2019, the Chariton Valley Wireless retail store in Salisbury, Missouri, was burglarized. Mr. Johnson, the chief operating officer, was notified of the burglary. Shortly thereafter, he was contacted by an alarm company and notified of an alarm sounding at the Macon Chariton Valley Wireless Store. Mr. Johnson resides near the Macon store. He looked out the window of his residence and observed a silver F-150 turning around in his driveway. Mr. Johnson was aware of numerous cellular telephone store burglaries involving a silver Ford F-150. Mr. Johnson quickly grabbed the keys to his vehicle and left his residence to follow the truck. He also contacted local law enforcement by telephone and advised them about the incident and the location of the truck. The occupants of the truck were aware they were being followed and attempted to evade Mr. Johnson. Mr. Johnson followed the truck to the New Cambria area as local law enforcement officers began to converge there. As the law enforcement presence was increasing, the two occupants abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. They were not immediately apprehended. A search of the vehicle revealed over 150 cellular telephones and tablets stolen from the Chariton Valley Wireless stores in Macon and Salisbury, Missouri. The phones and tablets have a retail value of approximately $148,000. Due to this recovery, and subsequent investigation, two suspects were identified and linked to over 50 burglaries of retail phone stores in a six-state region. In total, the two suspects were responsible for the theft of over $1 million of cellular phones and tablets. Both suspects were recently arrested in Kansas City, Missouri, and indicted for their crimes in the United States Federal Court of the Western District of Missouri. Mr. Johnson’s attentiveness and quick action on the morning of March 5, 2019, was paramount to the identification and subsequent indictment of the two suspects. Mr. Johnson acted selflessly and placed himself in a difficult situation. His actions quickly placed $148,000 of merchandise back of the shelves of his employer and ended a crime spree. The Honorary Trooper Certificate is a way for the Patrol to express appreciation to Mr. Johnson for his dedication to his employer and the safety of his community.




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August 16th, 2019

POLICE ASKING FOR HELP IDENTIFING REMAINS OF BABY FOUND  AUGUST 15TH

The Columbia Police Department gave a verbal statement to the media regarding human remains found Thursday in the 1900 block of North Providence Road. Assistant Police Chief Jeremiah Hunter issued the following statement: "The Columbia Police Department in Columbia, Missouri received a call approximately 11:40 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15, for a report of what appeared to be human remains in the 1900 block of N. Providence Road. Detectives arrived and determined the remains appeared to be a young infant of less than one year of age. As a parent myself, this is a very difficult situation for everyone involved, including the investigating officers and our community as a whole. Our investigation will be the voice of this baby and we need your help. If you know of a baby that has not been seen in a while we ask that you check on their well-being and contact us if you have information that could help this investigation. Please call the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7423 to leave a message or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS to remain anonymous.  Hunter went on to say all of this information is preliminary. The cause of death has not yet been determined. We will release more information as it becomes available but we do not have any other information to share at this time. Again, we need your assistance to give us any leads that might help identify this baby."

 

NO INJURIES FOR KCMO DRIVER IN ADAIR COUNTY SINGLE VEHICLE

The Highway Patrol said a Kansas City, MO driver was northbound on Missouri 11, 12 miles south of Kirksville when his small pickup went off the roadway.  The driver, Melvin C. Crawford, 29 was not injured. According to the patrol report, Crawford said he swerved to miss a deer and went off the roadway. His vehicle was totaled. That accident happened around 12:10

 

BODY FOUND IN SALINE COUNTY LAKE IDENTIFIED

Authorities say the body found in a Saline County Lake on Monday has been identified as that of a missing Kansas City man.  A conservation agent contacted the Sheriff’s office on Monday after discovering personal property of an individual who had been reported missing out of the Kansas City area. That man, 53 year old Thomas Bedworth Jr. , was last seen on Friday. The Coroner said the autopsy didn’t reveal anything suspicious and has ruled the preliminary cause of death as drowning.  

 

RADAR SPEED DISPLAY TRAILER IN KIRKSVILLE 

With students heading back to the classrooms, The Kirksville Police Department, along with Truman State University Department of Public Safety, have deployed a Radar Speed Display Trailer. As of yesterday, the trailer is on display on Hamilton Street in front of the Kirksville Primary School. The following week, the trailer will be moved to the area surrounding Truman State University. Deputy Chief Steve Farnsworth said "the trailer serves as a reminder of your speed, but also of safe driving habits in our community. The fewer distractions you have while driving decreases your chances of being in an accident" The trailer will be used in different neighborhoods in Kirksville throughout the year and was obtained from the Richmond Heights Police Department.





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August 15th, 2019

PLANE MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING IN BEAN FIELD NEAR MILLARD

Just before noon on Wednesday, a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing in a bean field near Kirksville Regional Airport. Your Source, KTVO and KTVO dot com reported the pilot is okay. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the single-engine plane is registered to R.L. Hoffman Aviation Services, Inc. in Sanders, Kentucky. Local authorities identified the pilot as Robert Hoffman. According to online flight tracking, Hoffman was headed from Jacksonville, Illinois, to Norton, Kansas. The Kirksville Regional Airport Director said Hoffman did everything by the book in this emergency situation. "He was talking to Kansas City Center that he was having engine problems. They talked to him all the way to the ground, which we are able to do here at Kirksville. He landed in the bean field south of the airport, textbook landing, no damage to the aircraft." Hoffman veered slightly off track over northeast Missouri because the plane was experiencing low oil pressure, which resulted in engine failure. Balliew said Hoffman was going to try and land at the Kirksville airport, but he decided to land in the field along Oklahoma Trail just south of the airport because he didn't think he could make it. The plane did remain upright and was not damaged. Once the plane was removed from the bean field, crews pulled it down the road behind a truck to the airport. After arriving there, airport staff then worked to maneuver the over 30-foot-wide plane through a fence that was shy of 25 feet wide in order to get it to the airfield. Maintenance crews at the airport will work to assess the issues that resulted in Wednesday's emergency landing.

TWO KILLED IN CRASH AT CAMERON

The patrol said two people died in a Dekalb County Crash at 3:20 AM Tuesday morning on US 36 westbound at Bob F. Griffin Road in the City limits of Cameron. According to the report the crash occurred when a tractor trailer was westbound and had stopped for a red light. As the tractor trailer began moving westbound , it was struck by another westbound auto from behind. The truck driver was not injured, however the car that hit the tractor trailer overturned and the driver was psartically ejected and killed in that crash. She was identified as 29 year old Desari Lathrop of Kansas City. Her nine year old son, Savion Spearman-Lathrop also died  while a three year old girl had only minor injuries.

THIRD DEKALB COUNTY FATALITY IN TWO DAYS

A third person has died as a result of a traffic crash in Dekalb County in less than two days. The patrol said 39 year old Thomas Peters of Stewartsville was eastbound on Northwest 348th street, approximately 1 mile west of Route K, south of Stewartsville when he lost control. His vehicle went off the roadway and overturned, ejecting the driver. Peters was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

LEXINGTON DRIVER HURT IN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CRASH

The patrol said 48 year old Lisa A. Miller of  Lexington was seriously injured when she lost control and her vehicle went off the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned. She was airlifted by Lifeflight Eagle to St. Lukes Hospital for treatment. That crash happened on Highway J, west of MO 13 in Ray County at 3:45 Wednesday afternoon.

 

LOCAL CHILDREN’S HOME HOSTS FREE FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT & OPENING OF SIXTH HOME

Coyote Hill Christian Children’s Home, a professional yet traditional home environment for children in foster care, will be hosting an Open House on September 8th to celebrate the opening of its newest home. The Petersheim Home is the 6th home Coyote Hill has constructed over the last 28 years. Each home provides up to 8 children with a safe and loving family environment including full-time, live-in Home Parents, as well as licensed counselors and tutors. Coyote Hill is the only licensed children’s home in mid-Missouri.  The Open House will run from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Sunday, September 8th. Visitors will be treated to a tour of the Petersheim Home as well as free BBQ, Kona Ice, face painting, bounce houses, pony rides, and more. Open House is a family-friendly event perfect for all ages.  A dedication ceremony for the Ubl Home, currently under construction, will take place at 3:30 P.M. for all who wish to attend.  Coyote Hill is located on 300 beautiful acres, just north of Columbia in Harrisburg, MO. For over 28 years, Coyote Hill Christian Children’s Home has provided professional homes for children in foster care. These homes offer long-term, stable environments for children. By utilizing licensed, professional counseling and a loving, secure and safe home environment, Coyote Hill works to break the generational cycles of abuse and neglect and to put in their place cycles of success.




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August 14th, 2019

COLUMBIA REGIONAL AIRPORT DISASTER DRILL TODAY

On Wednesday, Aug. 14, emergency response agencies from across Boone County will conduct a full-scale exercise from 4 until 6 p.m. at the Columbia Regional Airport.  This exercise will include live-action firefighting training and a mock aircraft that simulates an actual fire. Passersby may notice smoke coming from the area of the airport and those in the immediate area may see smoke and flames coming from the airport property; in addition, emergency vehicles will be in the area as if this were an actual response.  This training opportunity offers a real-life training environment for first responder agencies in Boone County to identify both strengths and weaknesses in their response protocols to aircraft emergencies. As with all airport operations, visitors are reminded to remain well away and outside of the fenced perimeter of the airport.  The airport will remain operational during the exercise and passengers will not experience any delays or detours due to this training. The FAA, general aviation traffic, and the airlines which serve COU are aware of the drill and will make the appropriate communications to their passengers and staff.  This exercise will include Columbia Regional Airport Public Safety, the City of Columbia Police and Fire departments, the Boone County Sheriff Department, Southern Boone County Fire Protection District, the Boone County Fire Protection District, University Healthcare Ambulance Service, Boone Hospital Ambulance Service, staff for Life Helicopter Service, Boone County Joint Communications (911) and the Boone County Office of Emergency Management. A special thank you to the University of Missouri Fire Rescue Training Institute for providing the aircraft simulator and training instructors. 

KIRKSVILLE MAN RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES WHEN CAR COLLIDED WITH DEER

A Kirksville man, Kurtis S. Couch, 24, had minor injuries and refused treatment a the scene after his auto collided with a deer on MO 6, 2 miles west of Kirksville at 8:15 Tuesday night. His auto received moderate damage and was driven from the scene. Couch was traveling westbound when the collision occurred.

NEW CAMBRIA MAN ARRESTED IN CHULA

 On August 6th just before noon, a Livingston County Deputy and Sheriff Cox responded to a location in Chula for a reported person acting very unusual, being threatening and armed with two large knives outside a residence. Upon arrival the sheriff witnessed the suspect to still be armed and flee into a home. The suspect was told he was under arrest and refused to comply with the officers demands. The suspect soon entered a bath/laundry room and continued refusing to comply with being arrested. A short while later the man was taken into custody without incident. Officers arrested Todd A. Grigsby, 32, New Cambria for alleged class E felony Unlawful Use of a Weapon, class E felony Resisting Arrest and class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine. Grigsby remained uncooperative during his time at the LCSO and additional assistance was required to place him in a patrol vehicle for transport to jail. A warrant for Grigsby has been issued in Livingston County for the above 3 alleged crimes. Bond was initially placed at $25,000 cash on one of the three charges. In addition, Grigsby is on parole for the offenses of Assault-2nd degree and Burglary-2nd degree. His parole officer has been notified of this incident.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY OF CALLS

August 13th, 2019




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

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August 13th, 2019

CRASH MONDAY MORNING RESULTS IN SERIOUS INJURIES FOR CALLAO MAN

A Callao man was seriously injured when he was ejected from his vehicle at 5:55 AM Monday morning. The patrol said the crash happened on Route UU, one mile west of Callao. Sean L. Peterson, 38, of Callao was southbound when his vehicle went off the west side of the roadway, struck a highway sign, overturned and came to rest on its side. Peterson was not wearing a seat belt and he was ejected. He  was transported by Macon County Ambulance to a pickup point, then Air Evac flew him to University Hospoital in Columbia for treatment.

 

MEXICO PUBLIC SAFETY RESPONDS TO SHOTS FIRED CALL

On Saturday, August 10, 2019 at approximately 10:50PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the area of Union and Bolivar in reference to gunshots being fired.  Responding personnel learned that three teens were walking in the area and were speaking to the occupants of a vehicle.  As the groups went separate directions someone in the vehicle fired a gun.  A nearby home and parked vehicle were hit.  MPSD located two of the teenagers shortly after the event and have been speaking with them and their associates to determine what occurred.  There were no injuries from the incident. Citizens with information about this or any other crime are asked to contact CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 392-TIPS or (800) 392-8477 or Mexico Public Safety at (573) 473-5800 or (573) 581-2100.

MEXICO ELECTRICAL FIRE CALL

On Friday, August 9, 2019 at approximately 9:14AM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 1000 block of Michigan in reference to an electrical fire.  Responding personnel learned that contractors had been working on a house when the power line coming into the home came into contact with some construction material and went to ground through some copper piping and other pathways.  Some flammable materials in the home did begin to burn but they were removed and extinguished.  Ameren responded and removed the electrical service from the house until repairs could be made.  There was no fire damage and no injuries from the incident.

MODOT ISSUES ANOTHER EXTENSION OF WEIGHT ALLOWANCE

The Missouri Department of Transportation has announced another extension of an allowance for heavier-than-normal truckloads of rock, sand and gravel to travel on Missouri highways in flood relief and for levee and other public infrastructure flood repair. The waiver allows private and for-hire motor carriers to haul up to 10% more than their licensed weight on Missouri highways. The waiver remains in effect through Sept. 21. While the waiver is in effect, participating motor carriers are limited to:

Travel under this allowance is only allowed on non-interstate highways. Those taking advantage of the weight allowance cannot operate on any portion of the interstate highway system.

BE ALERT FOR BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY CHALLENGES

As parents rejoice and students lament, schools are returning to session across the Show-Me State. Drivers are reminded to slow down and pay attention as more children will be on or near roadways, walking and bicycling to school or waiting for the bus. Also, with many of Missouri’s colleges and universities about to reopen, drivers could experience increased traffic on major highways over the next two weeks as students return to campus. Here are some back to school safe driving reminders:


For Drivers:

For Students:
Parents and caregivers should talk to children about bus stop and traffic safety rules. Here are a few tips:

More information on school bus and pedestrian safety can be found at www.savemolives.com

CHILLICOTHE POLICE WEEKEND CALL SUMMARY

Friday, August 9th

Saturday, August 10th

Sunday, August 11th

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 117 calls for service on Friday, August 9th, 2019. Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 46 calls for service on Saturday, August 10th, 2019. Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 69 calls for service on Sunday, August 11th, 2019.

LIVINGSTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reported the following updates from his department …

Most Wanted:

Arrests:

Zaki:

Citations:

Additional Information:

As of Friday afternoon the LCSO has 22 people in custody at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail, 4 of which are female detainees.




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August 12th, 2019

DANGEROUS HEAT TO START NEW WEEK - HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 8 PM MONDAY

COATES STREET PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH STEEPLE DAMAGED BY LIGHTENING SUNDAY

Moberly’s Coates Street Church steeple was damaged by apparent lightening as storms rolled through Sunday morning. Damage to the tower portion of the church was very visible and authorities say the structure was weakened. No injuries were reported, but due to safety concerns about the structure and falling brick, the 600 block of Coates Street and the 300 block of Johnson remain closed as a precaution. The church is located at 601 West Coates, at the corner of West Coates and Johnson in Moberly.

KIRKSVILLE MAN CHARGED IN DEATH OF 11 YEAR OLD HURDLAND GIRL

A Kirksville man is in custody  in connection with a fatal crash that killed a girl from Hurdland. Brandon Reed, 31, of Kirksville, is charged with First-Degree Involuntary Manslaughter in the Saturday death of MaryJane Shea, 11, of Hurdland. The Patrol said the crash happened around 4 a.m. Saturday on private property off of Route E,  just south of Knox City. Troopers say Shea was a passenger on a UTV driven by Reed. Investigators say Reed was attempting to climb a hill on the UTV when he lost control and the UTV struck a tree, ejected the passenger, then came to rest on its side. The girl was taken by ambulance to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. Reed was not injured in the crash. He was arrested and taken to the Lewis County Jail where he is being held on $50,000 cash-only bond.

MOBERLY POLICE & RANDOLPH COUNTY CHILDREN’S DIVISION INVESTIGATE ALLEGED CHILD ABUSE

Saturday afternoon at 4:15 PM, the Moberly Police Department received a request to assist the Randolph County Children’s Division with an investigation of alleged child abuse involving a 2 year old male victim. Officers responded along with the caseworker to an address on College Ave in Moberly and made contact with James Hardy who had an existing warrant for his arrest for “non-support” involving child support and was immediately taken into custody. Officers and caseworkers continued the original investigation and found supporting evidence of physical abuse on a 2 year old male living within the residence. The investigation resulted in new charges for Domestic Assault 3rd degree and Child Abuse and Neglect being filed on James Hardy. The charges were presented to the Randolph County Prosecutor’s Office on 8-11-2019 and a warrant has been issued for James Hardy by the Randolph County Courts for Child Abuse Neglect, with a bond of $15,000 Cash/Surety.  At last report  James Hardy remains in the custody of the Randolph County Justice Center.

HURDLAND MAN DEAD AFTER MOTORCYCLE COLLIDES WITH DEER SUNDAY MORNING

A motorcycle crash near Novelty  took the life of a Hurdland man Sunday morning. The highway patrol said  45 year old Aaron Vansickle, 45, of Hurdland, is dead after striking a deer on his motorcycle. Vansickle was southbound on Route A, two miles north of Novelty, when his motorcycle hit a deer. The bike went off the road and came to rest on the side of the highway. The accident happened around 10 am Sunday morning. Vansickle was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was transported to Hudson Rimer Funeral Home in Edina.

BROOKFIELD MAN IN WRECK ON I-35

A Brookfield man sustained moderate injuries and his pickup was totaled in a crash just before 6 o’clock last (SUN) night in Daviess County. The patrol said 66 year old Garry L. Biswell of Brookfield was southbound. His pickup struck the a tractor/trailer unit and came to rest on the shoulder of I-35, 3 miles north of Pattonsburg. The tractor/trailer came to rest in the driving lane. Biswell was transported to the Cameron hospital for treatment. That wreck happened at 5:55 PM Sunday.

CAR/DEER COLLISION SUNDAY MORNING

A Milan driver was treated at Northeast Regional Hospital after her southbound car struck a deer at 6:25 AM Sunday on MO 11, six miles east of Kirksville. The Patrol said 43 year old Angela K. Wilkerson received minor injuries.

SUNDAY MORNING CRASH RESULTS IN MODERATE INJURIES FOR MADISON MAN

A Madison man was taken to a Columbia hospital after he lost control of his pickup on County Road 2610, a half a mile south of Moberly just before 3 AM Sunday. 21 year old Joseph L. Hancock received moderate injuries when his truck west off the roadway and struck a ditch. He was arrested for Driving while Intoxicated.

 

US 36 DOWN TO ONE LANE NEAR BROOKFIELD REDUCED TO ONE LANE FOR A TIME SUNDAY

The Brookfield Police Department, Linn County Sheriff’s Department and the Highway Patrol all worked together to deal with traffic concerns when a Tractor Trailer unit left the roadway at the west edge of Brookfield Sunday and resulted in one lane westbound traffic for a time.  Police sent out a word of caution for travelers on their social media pages and then provided additional information once the road was totally reopened  

GREENCASTLE MAN INJURED IN SATURDAY MORNING CRASH

A Saturday morning crash outside of Kirksville resulted in a Greencastle man making a trip to the hospital. The incident occurred around 7:45 A.M. on Route 6, a mile outside of Kirksville.  A vehicle making a left turn was rear ended by a motorcycle operated by Tyler Anderson, 27, of Greencastle. The other auto was deriven by 66 year old Dwight D. Hurley of Novinger. Anderson was treated for minor injuries at Northeast Regional Medical Center.

RANDOLPH COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

On Friday, Randolph County Sheriff Mark Nichols reported the following incidents, reports, investigations and arrests.