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03/22/2019

 

MOBERLY WOMAN IDENTIFIED BY POLICE

Police have identified the Moberly woman found dead Wednesday.

The Moberly Police Department said 29 year old Kimberly Belcher,was found unresponsive in a residence in the 500 block of East Logan after dispatchers took a call at 12:48 p.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said foul play is not suspected, but did not elaborate on how Belcher might have died. The Boone County Medical Examiner's Office will perform an autopsy, police said.

 

TWO VEHICLE CRASH IN CHILLICOTHE RESULTS IN INJURIES

On Thursday, March 21, 2019, at approximately 7:42 a.m., Officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle injury traffic crash in the 1200 block of N. Washington St.  A vehicle driven by Allen W. Eakins was attempting to pull from a private drive to travel North on N. Washington St.  A vehicle driven by Geraldine W. Huston was traveling South on N. Washington St.  Eakins pulled into the path of Huston and collided with Huston’s vehicle blocking Northbound traffic.  Huston complained of head, neck and chest pain and was transported by ambulance to the hospital.  Eakins did not complain of any injuries.  Officers were assisted at the scene by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services and both vehicles were towed from the scene by a local towing company.

 

BROOKFIELD MAN ARRESTED BY PATROL

The highway patrol reports 31 year old Joshua L. Rainey of Brookfield was arrested at 3:22 PM Thursday. The trooper transported him to the Brookfield PD on charges of Driving while Suspended, no insurance and being in possession of plates of another. He was later released.

 

COLUMBIA HOME INVASION CAUGHT ON CAMERA

Columbia Police officers were dispatched to a report of a home invasion in the 1500 block of Spiros Drive at approximately 3:15 a.m. on Thursday, morning. The investigation revealed that three males forced entry into the residence while brandishing firearms and claiming to be with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department. The suspects were not wearing clothing that resembled police officers, they were wearing civilian clothing that was described as light-colored hoodies, which they used to conceal their faces. One suspect was wearing camouflage pants, a second suspect was wearing light-colored pants and the third suspect was wearing dark-colored pants. No items were taken and no injuries were reported. The suspects fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival. With assistance from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, Columbia Police used a K-9 to track the suspects, but the K-9 lost the scent.  

"Columbia Police Department officers will always be in full uniform when executing a search warrant, which includes the patrol uniform or the tactical uniform. The tactical uniform is identifiable as a police officer from any angle," Lt. Lance Bolinger said.

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.

 

NORTHWESTERN R1 ADOPTS 4 DAY SCHOOL WEEK

Next School year, students at Northwestern R-1 will be doing something students before then haven’t done as they will only be attending school four days a week instead of the traditional five. Eric Hoyt, Superintendent and Athletic Director at Northwestern R-I has approved implementation of the plan. That means Northwestern R-1 will feature a 4 day a week calendar for the 2019-2020 school year.  The Board of Education and Administration feel this is a plan that values precious instructional time is fiscally responsible, and is attractive to current teachers and teacher candidates. This plan and the school calendar shown below shows thqt students will be in class Tuesday through Friday as school will not be in session on Mondays. Hoyt encourages those with questions to contact his office at the school in Mendon by calling (660) 272-3201.

 

2019/2020 SCHOOL CALENDAR


Aug. 19 - Teacher In-service 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Back to School Night 6-8 p.m.

Aug. 20 - Teacher In-service 8 a.m.-12:35 p.m.

Aug. 21 - First Day

Sept. 13- Consortium Meeting - No School

Sept. 20- Midterm - (18 days)

Sept. 30- Professional Dev. Day-Teacher’s Only

Oct. 18- End of First Quarter (34 days)

Oct. 28- Parent Teacher Conferences 1-7 p.m.

Nov. 19- Midterm - (17 days)

Nov. 25– School In Session

Nov. 27-29 - Thanksgiving Vacation-No School

Dec. 3- School Resumes 8 a.m.

Dec. 9- Professional Dev. Day-Teacher’s Only

Dec. 20- End of 2nd Quarter (34 days)

End of 1st Semester (68 days)

Dec. 23- Jan. 6 2019 - Christmas Vacation

Jan. 7- School Resumes 8 a.m.

Feb. 7- Midterm - (20 days)

Feb. 10- Professional Dev. Day-Teacher’s Only

Mar. 6- End of 3rd Quarter (36 days)

Mar. 9- Professional Dev. Day-Teacher’s Only

Mar. 16- Parent-Teacher Conferences 1-7 p.m.

Mar. 23- Snow Makeup Day

Mar. 30- Snow Makeup Day

Apr. 6– School In Session

Apr. 9- Midterm (20 days)

Apr. 10– Easter Vacation-No School

Apr. 14– School Resumes 8 a.m.

Apr. 20- Snow Makeup Day

Apr. 27- Snow Makeup Day

May 3 - Graduation - 6 p.m.

May 4 - School In Session

May 11– School In Session

May 15- Last Day of School - Early Dismissal -12:35 p.m.

End of 4th Quarter (42 days)

End of 2nd Semester (78 days)

May 18- 20 - Snow Makeup Days

School will not be in session on Mondays


STUDENTS PARTICIPATED IN AG CONTEST DAY IN TRENTON

Approximately 1,600 high school agriculture students from more than 70 high schools across northern Missouri participated in the annual NCMC Ag contest day held at North Central Missouri College on Thursday, March 21.

The contests were held in cooperation with Area 2 Agriculture Educators for students to practice their judging skills in preparation for further judging competitions in the areas of agronomy, dairy foods, entomology, farm management, FFA Knowledge, forestry, floriculture, horses, livestock, meats, nursery, poultry, and soils. NCMC agriculture students also assisted with various events and organization of the day.


CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

`The Chillicothe Police Department reports the following incidents, arrests and investigations `on March 20th




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March 21, 2019

MOBERLY POLICE INVESTIGATING WOMANS DEATH

Moberly Police are investigating the death of a woman on East Logan Street. In a news release, authorities indicated they had been called to a residence in the 500 block of East Logan street during the noon hour Wednesday for a report of an unresponsive 29 year old female located at the residence. Medical personnel determined the woman was dead at the scene. Her name has not been released pending notification of next of kin. An autopsy has been ordered. Police had indicated on social media they were working a suspicious incident in the 500 block of East Logan Street around the time of the call and that there was no danger to the public. But a short time later crime scene tape was placed around the area and various law enforcement personnel was seen going in and out of the location.  

 

GRAIN BELT EXPRESS  RECEIVED APPROVAL WEDNESDAY

The long fought after GFrain Belt Express was granted approval Wednesday by the Missouri Public Service Commission for an electric transmission line that will transport wind energy from western Kansas through Missouri and on to the East Coast. Even though Proponents of the project have been granted approval, the project is far from complete as the Missouri Landowners Alliance and Eastern Missouri Landowners Alliance said they would appeal the commission’s decision. The groups argue Grain Belt Express is not a public utility under Missouri law. The 780-mile transmission line would go through Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. The project would make available 500 megawatts of energy for Missouri utilities. The transmission line would cross 206 miles in the Show-Me-State, running through Chariton, Randolph and Monroe counties

 

MODOT REMINDS MOTORISTS DONOT IGNORE BARRICADES 

With numerous state highways in northwest Missouri closed due to flooding, the Missouri Department of Transportation is reminding motorists not to move or attempt to drive around barricades that block flooded roads. MoDOT and law enforcement officials report they continue to see drivers either maneuver around the road blocks or move them to get through. Once flood waters have receded, MoDOT crews must clear debris and inspect for any damage before deciding if the road is safe for travel. Once the road is deemed safe, crews will remove the barricades and reopen the route for traffic.

 

FLAGS ORDERED TO HALF STAFF IN MISSOURI

On Wednesday, Gov. Mike Parson ordered that the U.S. and Missouri flags at government buildings statewide be lowered to half-staff on Thursday to honor Army Reserve Specialist Jackson D. Johnson, of Hillsboro, Mo. He was killed in-the-line-of-duty when the vehicle he was in collided with another vehicle in northern Kuwait on March 5.


TECHNOLOCY INDUSTRY GROWTH AND MISSOURI

The Missouri Chamber Foundation has released a new report that projects Missouri will be among the nation’s top 10 states for technology industry growth over the next five years. The report, written by a nationally-recognized economic consultant, was released Wednesday during the Missouri Chamber’s Technology 2030 Conference in St. Louis. As the industry spreads out from its traditional base in coastal cities, the report says Missouri is well-poised to benefit. The state remains a relatively low-cost option compared to coastal cities. Kansas City and St. Louis have earned national reputations as outstanding locations for tech businesses




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March 20, 2021

HIGBEE DRIVER LIFE FLIGHTED FOLLOWING ACCIDENT

The highway patrol said a single vehicle accident in Randolph County on Highway BB, six miles south of Huntsville occurred at 7:05  Tuesday morning when a pickup driven by 18 year old Kaleb D. Scaggs of Higbee ran off the roadway and struck a telephone pole. Skaggs was air lifted by Air Evac to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

KANSAS CITY MAN INJURED IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY CRASH

A Kansas City, MO man was airlifted to St. Lukes on the Plaza following a crash in Livingston County shortly after 2 o’clock Monday afternoon. The patrol said 40 year old Mark T. Ramers of Kansas City was westbound and his auto struck a westbound tractor trailer unit  in the rear of the trailer. Ramer’s auto came to rest in on its wheels in the driving lane while the tractor trailer came to a controlled stop. Ramers sustained serious injuries and was transported by Chillicothe EMS to Hedrick Medical Center before being airlifted to St. Lukes The driver of the tractor trailer, 54 year old George F. Roberts, IV was not injured

 

BROOKFIELD POLICE BRIEFING

03-18-2019




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03/19/2019

 

PERRY MAN INVOLVED IN ACCIDENT IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

The highway patrol reports a truck driver from Perry, MO and a Bellflower resident were involved in a two vehicle collision in Montgomery County Monday morning around 8:20 AM. The crash occurred on MO 161 at Sunbeam Road. According to the crash report, 32 year old Brian W. Dodge of Perry was northbound in a tractor trailer when his towed unit crossed the center line and struck a southbound auto driven by 29 year old Jason C. Roark of Bellflower, MO. Dodge was not injured. Roark, the other driver did receive minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to St. Joseph West in Lake St. Louis for treatment.

 

I70 CRASH INVOLVING CAR AND TRACTOR TRAILER INJURES COLUMBIA WOMAN

The patrol investigated another crash involving a car and a tractor trailer unit at 11:50 Monday morning. The patrol said 40 year old Holana B Kumissa of Kansas City, MO was eastbound in a tractor trailer attempting to merge into the passing lane when the tractor trailer struck another eastbound auto that was already in that lane. That vehicle was driven by 20 year old Kenlyn M. Shettlesworth of Columbia. The impact resulted in the Shettlesworth auto going off the eastside of the highway and into the median, striking the median cable. Shettlesworth was transported by private auto to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

FUGITIVE BACK IN CUSTODY

Multiple officers from the Adair County Sheriff's Office and Kirksville Police Department apprehended Adam Greathouse, 29, of Novinger, in Kirksville just before 3 p.m. on Monday.

The suspect was wanted on a probation arrest warrant and had been actively avoiding contact with law enforcement. Sheriff Robert Hardwick told KTVO authorities received a tip that Greathouse was at a home at the corner of Illinois and Bradford streets. Officers from both agencies stormed that home and found Greathouse hiding in a room in the basement.

He was taken into custody. Hardwick said Greathouse had taken off on foot into a wooded area southwest of Novinger last Friday afternoon. He jumped out of his car and ran when a deputy tried to approach him. Law enforcement officers were unable to locate him during a brief manhunt that afternoon.

 

SATURATION PATROLS DURING PAST WEEKEND YIELDED RESULTS

The efforts of the Columbia Police Department, Boone County Sheriff’s Department and the University of Missouri Police Department to increase patrol during the St. Patrick’s Day  weekend of March 16 and 17, focusing on impaired drivers yielded positive results. During the saturation patrol, a total of 50 traffic stops were conducted. Of the 50 traffic stops, six drivers preformed Standardised Field Sobriety Tests. Two drivers were arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, two drug arrests were made, two Driving While Suspended/Revoked arrests were made and one stolen firearm was recovered.The Columbia Police Department wants to remind everyone that there are simple things that you can do if you have been consuming alcoholic beverages:




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02/18/2019

 

OUT OF STATE DRIVER SERIOUSLY IN JURED IN SCHUYLER COUNTY WRECK

The highway patrol said an Ottumwa, IA driver was hurt in a single vehicle crash on MO 136, six miles southwest of Lancaster at 6 o’clock last (SUN) night. According to the report, 50 year old Ricky L. Anderson of Ottumwa was west bound when his auto ran off the road and overturned. Anderson was flown by Air Evac to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of serious injuries.

CLARK MAN DIES IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK SATURDAY

A 22 year old man from Clark died in a single vehicle crash on County Road 2570, two miles east of Higbee early Saturday morning. The highway patrol said a southbound pickup driven by 22 year old Nicholaus M. Burton of Clark travelled across the county road from a private drive, striking a mailbox, 3 fences and a tree before becoming fully engulfed in flames. Later in the morning, Burton was pronounced dead at the scene by the Randolph County Coroner’s office.

FUGITIVE STILL ON THE LOOSE

KTVO & KTVO dot com is reporting the Adair County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help in locating a fugitive. Authorities are trying to track down Adam Greathouse, 29, from the Novinger area. He is wanted on a probation arrest warrant. Greathouse is 6'4" tall, weighing 230 pounds. He was seen on Friday wearing a gray sweatshirt. He has been actively avoiding contact with law enforcement. Greathouse was spotted southwest of Novinger on Friday afternoon. The Adair County Sheriff's Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol conducted a manhunt. Officers used a K-9 unit to try and track down Greathouse who had bailed out of his car in that area. The sheriff said they were searching an area south of Highway 6 between Billy Creek Trail and Campbell Cemetery Trail. The manhunt was called off around 3:30 p.m. Friday. If you know his whereabouts, you are asked to call (660) 665-5621. Officers said Greathouse is not considered armed or dangerous.

HOUSE FIRE NEAR BRASHEAR SATURDAY

KTVO also said a house fire closed a state highway Saturday afternoon as fire crews battled the blaze. Firefighters were called to a white house on Highway 6 on the west side of Brashear on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Two occupants made it out of the home safely with no injuries. The house is considered to be a total loss. Early indications of what started the fire point to a wood stove, but investigations are still being conducted to determine the official cause.  Fire departments from Kirksville, Adair County, Hurdland and La Plata all responded to the scene. Highway 6 though Brashear was blocked for a few hours as crews battled the flames.

MOBERLY POWER OUTAGE DUE TO MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT

A post on social media Saturday morning at 1016 AM said Moberly Police and Fire units have cleared the scene, but the road is still closed until Ameren is able to replace the pole and power is restored. Earlier a post was made that the Moberly Police and Fire Departments were currently on the scene of a one vehicle accident in the 600blk of Taylor St. The vehicle struck a telephone pole, which has caused power outage in the same area. Residents are asked to stay away from the area





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03/14/2019

 

TWO VEHICLE CRASH THURSDAY MORNING WEST OF CALLAO

The highway patrol said a two vehicle crash occurred Thursday morning at 7:40 AM on US Highway 36, two miles west of Callao. According to the report, 28 year old Aaron M. Olson of Lewistown was westbound in a bucket truck when a southbound auto operated by 32 year old Anne M. Freeman of Callao drive into the path of the bucket truck and the truck struck the Olson car in the driver’s side door. The car came to rest in the medium while the truck came to rest on the left shoulder. Freeman had minor injuries and was to seek own treatment. The Macon County Sheriff’s department, rescue squad and ambulance provided on the scene assistance.

 

SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH NEAR HUNTSVILLE DURING NOON HOUR THURSDAY

A Higbee  woman refused treatment for minor injuries following a one car crash on Route A, two miles southwest of Moberly shortly after noon Thursday. The patrol said 20 year old Kennedy L. Bankhead was northbound when her vehicle ran off the road due to high winds and hit a guardrail. Several troopers, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, Randolph County First Responders, Randolph County Fire Department and Randolph County Ambulance personnel responded and provided assistance.

 

TWO LIVINGSTON COUNTY RESIDENTS INVOLVED IN WRECK THURSAY

The highway patrol worked a single vehicle crash in Livingston county at 5:10 m near Utica. According to the report, 18 year old Skylar A. Loucks of Chillicothe was northbound on Route C on the South Outer Road, one mile south of Utica at 5:15pm. The patrol aid the crash occurred

when Loucks failed to safely navigate a turn and the auto travelled off the road and overturned coming to rest on its top. The driver was not injured, however a passenger, 19 year old Sarah A Murphy of Chillicothe sustained minor injuries and was transported to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe by Livingston County EMS.

 

TWO MOBERLY RESIDENTS ARRESTED ON METH CHARGES FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP

A vehicle stop resulted in two Moberly residents being arrested on drug charges. According to a release, officers with the Moberly Police Department pulled over a vehicle early Thursday morning near the Rollins and Clark Street Intersection. Officers ended up searching the vehicle and located 10 grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and scales. The two occupants of the vehicle, Jason Roland and Lani Peacock were placed under arrested and held pending the filing of formal charges. The PD was assisted by the Highway Patrol’s K-9 unit and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department.

 

BIG RIG GETS STUCK IN THE MUD AND BLOCKS BOTH LANES OF BUSY HIGHWAY

KTVO & KTVO dot com reports Traffic was brought to a standstill Thursday morning just after 8 a.m. when a tractor-trailer got stuck as it was turning off of Highway 63 just north of Kirksville.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the 18-wheeler made too wide of a turn into the parking lot of Ridgeway Trucking and became stuck in the mud. The tractor was off the highway with its front wheels mired in mud, leaving the trailer blocking both lanes of Highway 63. Traffic began to back up along the northbound and southbound lanes as a state trooper arrived on the scene. Traffic was slow to get moving as authorities allowed only passenger vehicles to move around the tractor-trailer before it was cleared from the roadway. Traffic was able to return to normal flow just after 9 a.m. when the big rig was finally moved out of the way.

 

FLOODING AFFECTING RESIDENTS NEAR THE MISSOURI RIVER

The National Weather Service said the Missouri River reached flood stage at Boonville Thursday afternoon, and will continue to rise through Sunday morning and stay above flood stage all next week. Heavy rain and melting snow has caused rivers and streams in Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri to rise, feeding the lower Missouri. The flooding issues will be aggravated by an announcement Thursday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will dramatically increase water releases from Gavin’s Point Dam near Yankton, South Dakota. Tom Waters, chair of the Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association, said the release will make flooding worse in Boonville but will have the biggest impact in northwest Missouri. Water coming in from tributaries that feed the river upstream from Boonville, like the Chariton and Grand Rivers, are the biggest contributors currently to the river’s rise in central Missouri. Howard and Cooper Counties among others are under flood warnings from the Cooper and Howard counties are both under flood warnings from the National Weather Service, and those warnings continue until further notice. The National Weather Service forecast for the coming week is for dry and cool weather throughout central Missouri.

 




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03/14/2019

 

Wind Advisory in effect until 10 pm Thursday!

Gusty Winds to Continue through Thursday...

Strong south to southwesterly wind gusts up to 40 to 45 mph will persist throughout the day before gradually weakening late this evening. Will see wind direction veer with time by the late afternoon, becoming more westerly and ultimately northwesterly tonight. Strong wind gusts, combined with existing saturated surfaces, may cause trees to be uprooted. Travel will also be difficult, particularly for high-profile vehicles.

  

HIGH WINDS TAKE DOWN POWER POLES WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

High winds Wednesday afternoon knocked down utilities poles that affected a large part of the northeast section of Columbia. At one time 1200 customers were without power and about 80 customers of Boone Electric were also affected due to power poles that were down along Mexico Gravel Road. City and Boone Electric Crews were still working to restore service late Wednesday night.

GALLATIN DRIVER INVOLVED IN EARLY MORNING CRASH WEDNESDAY

An 18 year old woman from Gallatin sustained minor injuries but her car was totaled in a single vehicle crash on US 69, one mile west of Winston in Daviess County at 1:30 yesterday (WED) morning. The highway patrol said the crash occurred as Melanie L. Myers was northbound and her car travelled off the east side of the roadway and struck an embankment causing the vehicle to go airborne. The auto crossed 122nd street and impacted the ground and then overturned several times, coming to rest on its top. Myers has minor injuries and was transported by private vehicle to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton for treatment.

 

MACON POLICE INVESTIGATING STOLEN TRUCK

This past Monday, MFA Incorporated reported a company truck as stolen to the Macon Police Department.  The truck was taken from the business located at 2805 N Missouri Street in Macon sometime between 11:30am on 03/09/2019 and 8:00am on 03/10/2019.  The truck is described as a white 2004 Chevrolet 4x4, long bed, with M-2 on the front fender and MFA logo on the doors, bearing the Missouri license plate of 39A5WD.  There was also a steel fuel cell located in the bed of the truck near the cab with a red pump attached to the top.   MFA also reported some tools missing from their building including a brand new soldering iron and an impact wrench.  Anyone with information regarding this burglary and theft is encouraged to contact Macon Police Department immediately at 660-385-2195.

 

LANE RESTRICTIONS PLANNED FOR TODAY FOR FORUM BOULEVARD IN COLUMBIA

The City of Columbia Public Works Department plans to repair potholes on Forum Boulevard beginning Thursday morning, March 14, at 6 a.m., weather permitting. The road is also being inspected for possible water leaks under the pavement surface. This work will result in lane restrictions on Forum Boulevard, between Forum Katy Parkway and Mills Drive, throughout the day. Motorists, pedestrians and non-motorized transportation users are urged to exercise extreme caution when in the work zone.


CHILLICOTHE POLICE DEPARTMENT CALL SUMMARY

March 12, 2019:




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03/13/2019

72 YEAR OLD US ROUTE 63 BRIDGE IN SCHUYLER COUNTY TO BE REPLACED

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission recently awarded a contract to Phillips Hardy, Inc. , of Columbia, Missouri, for a bridge replacement on U.S. Route 63 in Schuyler County.  The project will be at North Fork Middle Fabius River, located 1.6 miles north of U.S. Route 136 near Lancaster. The total cost of the project is approximately $987,830. This bridge is 72 years old and has deteriorated significantly over the years,” said MoDOT Area Engineer Amy Crawford, P.E. “For the safety of the many motorists that use this bridge, the time to replace it has arrived,” she added.

The bridge will be closed approximately 45 days while replacement work is completed. The work could begin as early as this spring and should be completed by next fall. The new bridge will be approximately 10 feet wider than the existing one.

“An informational public meeting will be held for this project, and MoDOT will send out more specific information once the date is set,” Crawford said. For more information on this and other projects in your area, you can visit the  MoDOT Website at www.modot.mo.gov/northeast, or call the customer service number at 1-888 ASK MoDOT (275-6636).

 

ST PATRICK’S SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT CAMPAIGN

The Mexico Public Safety Department will be joining law enforcement across the country in the 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Impaired Driving Enforcement Campaign.  MPSD’s participation will consist of saturation patrols in Mexico during specific timeframes with enforcement geared at removing impaired drivers from the roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), during the two day St. Patrick’s holiday counting period from 2014 to 2017, an average of 37% of all crash fatalities involved an impaired driver, with impaired driving fatalities totaling 234 people.  2017 saw 59 people killed in that two-day period.

MURDER TRIAL FOR KIRKSVILLE MAN SCHEDULE IN MAY

KTVO & KTVO dot com reports a trial date has now been set for a northeast Missouri man accused of fatally shooting his wife in the head almost two-and-a-half years ago.

The trial for Danny Welte, 42, of Kirksville, was set this week for May 13, 2019, in Adair County Circuit Court. According to online court records, the trial is expected to last five days. Welte is charged with First-Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action in the November 2016 death of his estranged wife. He has pleaded not guilty. Welte is accused of fatally shooting Echo Leanne Welte, 41, of Kirksville, in the back of the head during an argument in the parking lot of the Kirksville Days Inn. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the murder weapon was a handgun. Welte has been held in the Adair County Law Enforcement Center on $1 million cash-only bond since the shooting.

 

MINOR INJURIES WHEN CAR STRIKES DEER ON US 65 IN CARROLL COUNTY.

The highway patrol said a 12 year old Marshall girl had minor injuries when the car she was riding in struck a deer on US 65 southbound in Carroll county around 7:42 Tuesday night. Berneta A. Quick of Carrollton was the driver but was not injured. The 12 year old girl, Maggie D. Shoemaker was transported by private auto to Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall, MO.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE DEPARTMENT CALL  SUMMARY

March 11, 2019

 

*  09:07am, Officers responded to the 100 block of Church Street for a private property accident. Due to the minor damage and the accident being on private property the subject involved in the accident exchanged information and no report was taken.

 

*  08:30 am, Officers responded to the 1500 block of Calhoun for a disturbance. Officers investigated the disturbance and found that it was a verbal argument. Investigation is to continue in this case.

 

*  10:05 am., Officers responded to the 700 block of Elm for a verbal disturbance. The male subject causing the disturbance was asked not to return to the place of business.

 

*  10:21am, Officers responded to the 100 block of Clay Street for a child custody dispute. Officers were able to have the subjects come to an agreement.

 

*  12:41 pm Officers responded to the 1200 block of Washington Street for the use of counterfeit money. Investigation is to continue in this case.

 

*  5:30 pm Officers responded to the 600 block of Walnut Street for an animal complaint. Officers determined that two dogs had been fighting and one had bit the other. The owners of the K-9’S came to a verbal agreement about the dogs vet bills for the bite.

 

*  3:12 pm Officers responded to the 1100 block of Jackson Street for a verbal disturbance. Officers were able to resolve the issue between the subjects.

 

Officers responded to 114 calls for service, numerous traffic stops and building security checks.

 

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING FUN TO DO THIS SUMMER? VOLUNTEER AT A STATE PARK!

Van Meter State Park invites the public to a volunteer meeting at 6 p.m., on March 21. Attendees will learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities, share ideas for events and programs within the park, as well as fill out volunteer paperwork to officially become a part of the team. Throughout the year many events and programs take place at Van Meter, and volunteers play a crucial role in making the park a welcoming and fun place to visit. RSVPs to this event are encouraged, but not required. If you so choose, please send an RSVP to kaylee.holt@dnr.mo.gov or call the park at 660-886-7537. Refreshments will be provided. Van Meter State Park is located north of I-70 and west of Highway 65 in Miami, 12 miles north of Marshall at 32146 N. Highway 122. For more information about the event, call the park at 660-886-7537.

 

DRUG RAID IN HANNIBAL

KTVO’s sister station KHQA reports an early morning drug raid lands four people behind bars facing several several charges. According to Hannibal Police, as part of their focused efforts to hinder heroin distribution in the city of Hannibal, officers with the Hannibal Police Department Anti-Crime Enforcement Squad (ACES) and Special Response Team, served a search warrant Friday, March 8 on a residence in the 700 block of Church St.  Located in the search was a large amount of what is believed to be heroin, Scales and packaging materials, 2 handguns, cocaine paraphernalia and a small amount of what is believed to be marijuana.

 

The four suspects and their charges are listed below:

 

Reginald Hilton Sr. and Demetrea Hilton were released pending Prosecutor review.

Reginald Hilton Jr. and Dowty were placed on 24-hour holds at the Marion County Jail.

 

WET FIELD RESULTS IN SCHEDULE CHANGE

Wednesday Home Games Cancelled For Lady Pirates Softball

Lady Pirates softball home games against Southwestern Community College that were scheduled for Wednesday, March 13th have been cancelled due to wet field conditions.  Those games will now be played on March 24th at Griffin Field. For the full, updated schedule check out the NCMC athletics webpage, ncmcpirates.com.

 

HOUNDS HEADED TO HUTCH

Congratulations and best wishes to the Moberly Area Community College Greyhounds as they have once again advanced to the NJCAA D1 National Tournament in Hutch. This years tournament is scheduled for March 18th – 23rd at the Huitchinson Sports Areana in Hutchinson, Kansas.




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03/12/2019

 

COLUMBIA POLICE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING APPARENT HOMICIDE/SUICIDE

Columbia Police officers were dispatched to a residence located at 5704 Kelsey Drive to investigate a death on Monday, March 11, at approximately 8:30 a.m. Officers located an elderly married couple inside the residence. Each individual had evidence of a fatal gunshot wound. The husband called 911 and stated his wife was deceased. When officers arrived they found the husband deceased as well. The initial investigation indicates that the husband’s gunshot wound was self-inflicted. The investigation is ongoing but Police believe say evidence points to apparent homicide and self-inflicted gunshot wound.. Next of kin has been notified. The couple has been identified as 79 year old Wayne Trentman and 83 year old Mary, Trentman of Columbia.  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.

NEW MANUFACTURING FACALITY COMING TO MACON

Your Source KTVO & KTVO dot com reports Central Service and Supply, Inc., an advanced manufacturer headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, has announced the selection of Macon, Missouri, as the location of its new advanced manufacturing facility citing access to talent and logistical advantages as main reasons for their choice. Central Service and Supply provides equipment and supplies to the mining and construction industries. The new 10,500 square foot facility in Macon will create seven new jobs, and it will mirror the production capabilities of its Iowa facility, with the goal of increasing sales in Missouri and attracting new and existing manufacturing partners. The new facility represents a capital investment of nearly $1 million. The facility is expected to be operational by July 2019, with hiring beginning in May.

LIVINGSTON COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT ASKING FOR ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING FUGITIVE

This past Friday, Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox posted a release seeking tips on a fugitive who may possibly be in Livingston or surrounding counties.. According to the news release posted on the sheriff’s department website, 36 year old Jason D. Brodie of Liberal, MO is wanted by Jasper County authorities on an active felony arrest warrant on  two class B felony allegations of Child Molestation – 1st degree with a bond listed at $75,000. Brodie is described as being a white mail, about 5’8, 180 pounds, brown hair and green eyes.. A picture of the suspect is posted on the sheriff’s department website. Cox said the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department has been in contact with Jasper County authoritiesab9ut this fugitive and is asking for public assistance in locating Mr. Brodie.  Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mr. Brodie are asked to immediately call their local law enforcement agency

BODY OF MISSING COLUMBIA MAN FOUND IN MILLER COUNTY

The Miller County Sheriff’s office says the body of a Columbia man who had been reported missing approximately a month was located this past Thursday. 41 year old Aaron Brantley was reported missing on February 9th by his wife. Three people were soon arrested after Brantley’s body was found and they were officially charged yesterday. The Miller County Sheriff's office says the body of 41-year-old Aaron Brantley was found Thursday near Brumley, in Miller County and that the preliminary investigation revealed he died of a gunshot wound. According to a probable cause statement a witness came forward and told local authorities that Brantley was shot and killed at the residence of one of the suspects near Kaiser. MO. Christopher English of Eldon, William Lucas and Daniel Cole, both of Kaiser were charged Monday with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and abandonment of a corpse.  Brantley's wife reported her husband missing Feb. 9th




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

03/11/2019


MODERATE INJURIES IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK NEAR BRASHEAR

49 year old Kelly Y. D’Spain of Long Lane, MO sustained moderate injuries when her vehicle went off MO Route 6, a half a mile west of Brashear at 7:35 Sunday night. After traveling off the road, her auto struck the shoulder. D’Spain was transported by private auto to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment.

 

TWO TRANSPORTED TO HOSPITAL AFTER ONE DRIVER FAILES TO YIELD

Two Macon residents, were transported to Samaritan Hospital in Macon for treatment of minor injuries following a collision on State Highway C at the junction of hold highway 36 in Bevier at 5:45 PM Sunday. The accident occurred when 16 year old William G. Moore of Macon was westbound and failed to yield, striking another auto driven by 83 yeqr old Williqm R. Lewis which was southbound in the side. Moore was not hurt. Lewis and 61 year old Reba F. Lewis of Macon who was a passenger both sustained minor injuries. .

 

ANOTHER WEEKEND ACCIDENT

A Macon man was moderately injured in a single vehicle wreck on private property on Kitty Hawk, six miles north of Macon at 12:45 PM Sunday. 39 yeqr old Stereling T. Owens was southbound failed to control the car he was driving and went through a fence. His injuries were treated at Samaritan Hospital in Macon.

 

SATURDAY NIGHT WRECK WEST OF CLIFTON HILL SENDS THREE TO HOSPITAL

The highway patrol said a two car collission in Randolph County on US 24, two miles west of Clifton Hill at 8:25 PM Saturday night sent three people to area hospital. According to the report, 22 yearold Austin C. Skelton of Moberly was eastbound and crossed into the westbound lane and collided with a vehicle driven by 32 year old Tara M. Clater of Hale. Both drivers who had moderate injuries, along with a 3 year old who had minor injuries and an occupant in the Skelton auto and son of the driver were transported by Chariton County Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATING ACCIDENT

Columbia Police officers were dispatched to the intersection of Scott Boulevard and West Southview Drive for a report of a head-on motor vehicle crash with serious injuries Saturday afternoon shortly after 2PM which resulted in the roadway being closed for several hours. 33 year old David Earls of Columbia was in Vehicle One and 32 year old Christine Deleiko of Eureka, MO was driving vehicle two. There were also three other passengers in vehicle two. The crash occurred when Vehicle 1 was driving northbound on Scott Boulevard near West Southview Drive in the southbound lane and Vehicle 2 was driving southbound on Scott Boulevard in the southbound lane. Vehicle 2 attempted to avoid Vehicle 1 by changing into the northbound lane, but Vehicle 1 also changed into the northbound lane where Vehicle 1 collided with the front of Vehicle 2. Police say it is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a contributing factor. The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.


RESENT DRUG BUST IN EDINA YIELDS DRUGS AND MORE!

KTVO & KTVO dot com reports an Edina woman is behind bars following a drug bust after a confidential informant tipped police off. According to The Edina Sentinel, the Edina Police Department, The North Missouri Drug Task Force and the Knox County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant Wednesday night at a home at 406 West Monticello Street in Edina. That search warrant yielded over three grams of meth. The drug raid also yielded items used in the sale and distribution of meth including baggies and digital scales. Edina police also seized drug Paraphernalia, which field tested positive for meth. As a result, Cheyanne Goodwin, 28, of Edina, was arrested. She was charged Thursday with Delivery of a Controlled Substance, and she is being held on $10,000 cash-only bond. According to court documents obtained by The Edina Sentinel, the drug bust was the result of information obtained from an unnamed informant who allegedly bought drugs from Goodwin on Monday. The Missouri Division of Child Services was also called to the scene to take custody of two children living at the home. The home Goodwin was living belongs to the Northeast Missouri Community Action Agency with the purpose of providing safe, affordable housing for families. According to a representative of the agency, this isn't the first time this house has been involved in a drug investigation, and that spokesperson said the house will be secured by the agency.

 

BROOKFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING

Last Thursday, the Brookfield PD released the Brookfield Briefing which contained the following incidents, arrests and investigations via Social Media …




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

03/08/2019

 

BARING DRIVER RECEIVED MODERATE INJURIES IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH

The highway patrol reports a 57 year old woman from Baring, MO was transported by Adair County ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville with moderate injuries after a single vehicle accident on MO 11, four miles west of Adair at 5:54 PM Thursday. The patrol said Ellen J. Dille lost control on the Ice covered roadway and her vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway and overturned. The Adair County Sheriff’s Department and Adair County Ambulance personnel provided on site assistance.

 

CAR COLLIDES WITH BIG RIG  IN MACON COUNTY THURSDAY AFTERNOON

A Macon trucker found himself involved in a collision close to home Thursday afternoon after his tractor trailer was struck from behind. The patrol said 59 year old Gary W. Branstetter of Macon was eastbound on US 36, a quarter mile east of Colony Avenue in Macon County at 3:38 PM Thursday when his vehicle was struck from behind by a car driven by 20 year old Jamie N. Deal of Glenview, IL which was also  traveling eastbound. Deal had minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment. The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, the Macon County Rural Fire Department and an additional trooper provided on scene assistance.

 

MINOR INJURIES FOR CLARENCE DRIVER AFTER VEHICLE SLID OFF THURSDAY

A Clarence driver had minor injuries and was treated and released at Samaritan Hospital in Macon Thursday morning at 7:40 AM after his vehicle slid off US 36, one mile east of Macon. The patrol said a westbound pickup driven by 44 year old Dale R. Hartmann traveled into the median and overturned coming to rest on its top.

 

FATAL WRECK IN DAVIESS COUNTY THURSDAY

An 85 year old man died in a Daviess County wreck on southbound I-35 one mile south of Pattonsburg around 7:45 AM Thursday. The patrol said Charles A. Florea of Grant City was southbound when he lost control on the ice covered roadway and his vehicle went off the west side of the highway, down an embankment and overturned. The vehicle came to rest on its top facing west. Florea was pronounced deceased on scene. His body was taken to a Gallatin funeral home.

 

MODERATE INJURIES AFTER CAR HITS TREE AND OVERTURNS IN DAVIESS COUNTY

The highway patrol said a 19 year old driver from Cameron was transported to an area hospital for treatment after a one vehicle crash Thursday in Daviess Coiunty. According to the report, Caitlin B. Ramsey was eastbound shortly after 8 AM Thursday morning on MO 6, a half a mile west of Jamesport when her auto crossed the centerline and travelled off the north side of the roadway and went airborne. The auto then struck an embankment and continued to travel northeast and then struck a tree and overturned. The auto came to rest north of MO 6, facing southwest on its drivers side. Ramsey sustained moderate injuries and was transported by Grundy County Ambulance to Cameron Regional Medical Center for treatment.

 

AREA RESIDENT TO APPEAR ON NATIONAL TV SUNDAY

It’s not every day when a local area resident appears on a natonal TV show, but Sunday night at 9 PM on ABC TV’s Shark Tank a LaBelle woman will be pitching her idea to the sharks in front of a national TV audience. Lucinda Cramsey of La Belle will pitch her nationwide meat subscripton company called Moink. Which is a customizable meat box subscription delivery service, delivering grass-fed beef and lamb. Her company also offers wild caught salmon and  pasture-raisded pork and chicken. The episode is scheduled to air this Sunday night on KTVO and on other ABC network affiliates nationawide starting at 9 PM.

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

03/07/2019


MOBERLY WOMAN CHARGED WITH TWO FELONIES

A Moberly woman, 28 year old Krysta Durham is facing at least two felony charges following a pursuit in a stolen vehicle on Monday. Authorities say Durham was taken into custody after the pursuit with two other suspects. She was charged with two felonies, first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle and resisting arrest by fleeing and creating a substantial risk of serious injury or death to any person. According to the report, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office was looking for a vehicle after it had been reported stolen Sunday. Later that next day a Moberly Police officer spotted the vehicle and the driver fled. Moberly Police, the Highway Patrol and the Randolph County Sheriff’s department attempted to stop the vehicle at different locations but the driver refused to stop and continued fleeing and eventually the pursuit moved out of the city limits and into the county . Finally, the driver pulled into a rural residence driveway was taken into custody along with two others who were also in the auto. Those two have not been charged at this time and were released.

 

TWO ARRESTS MADE IN DRUG BUST

Last Friday, March 1st , during the afternoon hours, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Department executed  a narcotics search warrant in the 1100 block of North Washington Street in Mexico. As a result of the search warrant methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia used in the illegal use and distribution of controlled substances was located and seized. Holly Renee Blankenship, age 38, of Mexico was arrested for Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Keeping or Maintaining a Public Nuisance, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Blankenship was additionally charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in a County Jail after being found with additional methamphetamine secreted on her person upon her arrival at the jail. At last report Blankenship remains in the Audrain County Jail on a $10,000 bond. In addition, 31 year old Homer Lee Allen Junior, of Williamsburg was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He remains in the Audrain County Jail on $2,500 bond.

 

VEHICLE CHASE IN MONGOMERY COUNTY EARLY THURSDAY MORNING

The highway patrol investigated a wreck in Montgomery County on MO 19, a half a mile north of I-70 early this morning. According to the report, a vehicle driven by 22 year old Dustin A. Lambert of Clarksville, TN was northbound in the southbound lane and was being pursued by an officer with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department. As the northbound vehicle was traveling in the southbound lane, a sheriff’s department vehicle driven by 45 year old Thomas N. Mayes of Wellsville struck the rear of the Lambert auto to prevent it from striking another vehicle. A passenger in auto being pursued, 34 year old Jessie M. Bell of Mexico has minor injuries and was transported by  Montgomery County EMS to SSM Health – St Mary’s Hospital – Audrain for treatment. No other information was included in the accident report. That incident occurred at 12:36 AM this morning.

 

KIRKSVILLE ACCIDENT BLOCKS HIGHWAY 63

KTVO & KTVO dot com reports Emergency crews in Kirksville responded to a two-vehicle crash just after 8 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Highway 63 and Missouri Highway 6 East.
Kirksville police say a dump truck was traveling south on Highway 63 when a westbound pickup, driven by Timothy Shahan, 70, of Hurdland, Missouri, pulled into the path of the truck. The dump truck was driven by Michael Perry, 68, of Clarence, Missouri. It was hauling a load of food product from Kraft Foods on its way to a landfill. That truck overturned along the highway and spilled its contents. Both drivers had to be cut from their trucks by emergency personnel. The two of them were flown to University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, for treatment of moderate to serious injuries. Highway 63 was closed for several hours from the NEMO Fairgrounds south to the Highway 6 East intersection while the wreckage and spilled cargo were cleaned up.

 

TWO COLUMBIA SCHOOL BUSSES INVOLVED IN WRECK BUT NO STUDENTS INJURED

Columbia TV Station KMIZ is reporting two Columbia Public Schools buses were involved in a crash on Providence Road at Interstate 70 on Wednesday afternoon but no students were injured. AdChoicThe crash happened at about 4:30 p.m. and delayed traffic at the busy interchange. A Silver SUV and a bus were towed from the scene and first responders had to clear debris from the road and put down materials to soak up liquids. No other information was readily available.

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY SHERIFFS REPORT

Randolph County Sheriff Mark Nichols reports the following incidents, reports, investigations and arrests …




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

03/06/2019

 

MARSHALL WOMAN MODERATELY INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK

A Marshall woman, 58 year old Joyce C. Barnard received moderate injuries in a Cooper County wreck shortly after 10 o’clock Tuesday morning. The patrol said the accident occurred on Eastbound I-70 near the 112 mile marker when her vehicle exited the right side of the roadway and slid. Her auto struck a mile marker sign and continued sliding. It then overturned and struck a tree. Barnard was transported by Cooper County Ambulance personnel to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

FULTON MAN SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS IN FEDERAL COURT TUESDAY

A Fulton man will be spending a long time behind bars after being sentenced to 30 years without parole by a federal judge Tuesday. 28 year old Russell Dean Moore was the man who shot at law enforcement officers and other motorists during a high speed chase back in 2016 after Boone County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a stolen vehicle report when a woman reported her jeep, firearms and other items had been stolen. That next morning the vehicle was spotted in the parking lot at Midway Travel Center and the chase began and continued into southern Columbia. Eventually the chase moved back onto I-70 and into Callaway County where the vehicle ran out of gas on a Callaway County road and Moore and a female companion were arrested. He pleaded guilty in 2018 to two counts of destruction of a motor vehicle, one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of knowingly possessing a stolen gun and his sentencing hearing was held Tuesday in Federal District Court.

 

MOBILE HOME DISTROYED BY FIRE IN KIRKSVILLE TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Your Source KTVO and KTVO dot com reports crews battled a mobile home fire late Tuesday afternoon in Kirksville. The blaze was reported just before 4:15 p.m., at the corner of Northtown Road and Osteopathy Street. When KTVO arrived on scene, the single-wide trailer was fully engulfed. Police directed traffic around the area, and motorists were advised to find an alternate route. Personnel told KTVO they were not aware of anyone being in the trailer when the fire broke out. At this time, the cause of the fire is unknown. A local fire investigator was also on scene.




TWO ARRESTS MADE IN DRUG BUST

Last Friday, March 1st , during the afternoon hours, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Department executed  a narcotics search warrant in the 1100 block of North Washington Street in Mexico. As a result of the search warrant methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia used in the illegal use and distribution of controlled substances was located and seized. Holly Renee Blankenship, age 38, of Mexico was arrested for Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Keeping or Maintaining a Public Nuisance, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Blankenship was additionally charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in a County Jail after being found with additional methamphetamine secreted on her person upon her arrival at the jail. At last report Blankenship remains in the Audrain County Jail on a $10,000 bond. In addition, 31 year old Homer Lee Allen Junior, of Williamsburg was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He remains in the Audrain County Jail on $2,500 bond.

 

VEHICLE CHASE IN MONGOMERY COUNTY EARLY THURSDAY MORNING

The highway patrol investigated a wreck in Montgomery County on MO 19, a half a mile north of I-70 early this morning. According to the report, a vehicle driven by 22 year old Dustin A. Lambert of Clarksville, TN was northbound in the southbound lane and was being pursued by an officer with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department. As the northbound vehicle was traveling in the southbound lane, a sheriff’s department vehicle driven by 45 year old Thomas N. Mayes of Wellsville struck the rear of the Lambert auto to prevent it from striking another vehicle. A passenger in auto being pursued, 34 year old Jessie M. Bell of Mexico has minor injuries and was transported by  Montgomery County EMS to SSM Health – St Mary’s Hospital – Audrain for treatment. No other information was included in the accident report. That incident occurred at 12:36 AM this morning.





TWO ARRESTS MADE IN DRUG BUST


Last Friday, March 1st , during the afternoon hours, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Department executed  a narcotics search warrant in the 1100 block of North Washington Street in Mexico. As a result of the search warrant methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia used in the illegal use and distribution of controlled substances was located and seized. Holly Renee Blankenship, age 38, of Mexico was arrested for Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Keeping or Maintaining a Public Nuisance, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Blankenship was additionally charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in a County Jail after being found with additional methamphetamine secreted on her person upon her arrival at the jail. At last report Blankenship remains in the Audrain County Jail on a $10,000 bond. In addition, 31 year old Homer Lee Allen Junior, of Williamsburg was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He remains in the Audrain County Jail on $2,500 bond.


VEHICLE CHASE IN MONGOMERY COUNTY EARLY THURSDAY MORNING

The highway patrol investigated a wreck in Montgomery County on MO 19, a half a mile north of I-70 early this morning. According to the report, a vehicle driven by 22 year old Dustin A. Lambert of Clarksville, TN was northbound in the southbound lane and was being pursued by an officer with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department. As the northbound vehicle was traveling in the southbound lane, a sheriff’s department vehicle driven by 45 year old Thomas N. Mayes of Wellsville struck the rear of the Lambert auto to prevent it from striking another vehicle. A passenger in auto being pursued, 34 year old Jessie M. Bell of Mexico has minor injuries and was transported by  Montgomery County EMS to SSM Health – St Mary’s Hospital – Audrain for treatment. No other information was included in the accident report. That incident occurred at 12:36 AM this morning.










LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

03/05/2019  

BOSWORTH MAN LIFE FLIGHTED TO HOSPITAL FOLLOWING CRASH IN CARROLL COUNTY

A two vehicle collision in Carroll County at 7:20 last (MON) night sent both drivers to the hospital. The patrol said the accident occurred on US 24, just east of highway MM. According to the accident report, 37 year old Scott E. Murphy of Bosworth was eastbound in the westbound lane and struck a vehicle driven by 41 year old Melissa L. Wooldridge of Carrollton head-on as she was pulling out of a driveway and turning westbound. The Murphy auto came to rest on the highway while the Wooldridge auto rolled back into the driveway on the north side of US 24. Murphy had serious injuries and was transported by Life Flight Air Ambulance to Truman Medical Center in Kansas City. Wooldridge received moderate injuries and was transported by private auto to Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton.

 

SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK IN CHARITON COUNTY MONDAY MORNING

The highway patrol with assistance from the Chariton County Sheriff’s office investigated a one vehicle wreck in Chariton County around 7:45 Monday morning. According to the report, 37 year old Socorro Gonzales of Brunswick was southbound on Route Y, three miles north of Brunswick when she lost control on the snow covered roadway. Her vehicle travelled off the road and overturned coming to rest on its wheels. Her two daughters ages 11 and 9 along with an infant son all received minor injuries and were transported to Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall for treatment of minor injuries.

 

COMO POLICE IDENTIFY MAN FOUND DECEASED IN RESTAURANT

The Columbia Police Department has identified the individual who was found deceased in a restaurant on I-70 Drive Southeast on February 18th. During the investigation, CPD was able to determine that the individual made an entry while the business was closed in what appeared to be an attempted burglary. CPD was unable to immediately identify the deceased individual. Fingerprints were collected and sent to a national database for identification purposes.

Using the information received from the national database, CPD was able to identify the individual as being a foreign national from Vietnam. Detectives are still attempting to notify next of kin. 

 

FORMER CALLAWAY COUNTY COLLECTOR SENTENCED MONDAY TO PRISON

The former Callaway County Collector who pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $300,000 was sentenced on Monday to nearly 30 months in prison. Pam Oestreich resigned her position as County Collector after bank employees noted strange activity and a county prosecutor brought it to eh attention of the Sheriff’s Department who called in the FBI. In addition to prison time, the judge ordered Oestriech to pay $379,000 in restitution and serve three years of supervised probation on her release.

 

TODAY IS THE STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL

This is Severe Weather Preparedness Week and the Missouri’s annual Statewide Tornado Drill is scheduled for today at 10 am. Outdoor warning sirens and weather alert radios across the state will sound, signaling the beginning of the statewide tornado drill and indicating that Missourians should practice taking shelter. You’re reminded that if a tornado shelter is not available, the safest shelter location is a windowless basement or an interior room in the lowest level of a building. Put as many walls between you and the tornado. Most local and county areas, schools, media and many others use the drill to test emergency preparedness measures. Again, this morning at 10 am is when the test is expected to be conducted. Severe Weather Prepardness week continues through March 9th.

 

CONSUMER PROTECTION WEEK UNDERWAY

March 4th through the 9th is also Consumer Protection Week and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt issued a release to promote, discuss and highlight the work that the Consumer Protection Section does to protect Missourians from scams and fraud. The Missouri Attorney General office typically joins other Attorney  Generals from across the nation, plus other partners such as the Federal Trade Commission in promoting Consumer Protection Week.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

03/04/2019

 

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FLAMES VISIBLE FOR SEVERAL MILES WHEN NATURAL GAS PIPELINE RUPTURES

Officials are still trying to determine what caused a Natural Gas Pipeline to rupture and explode near Mexico early Sunday morning. Flames from the massive fire could be seen several miles. The Mexico Public Safety Department confirmed that there had been a pipeline fire around 4:17 AM and the Little Dixie Fire Department who provides fire protection services to the area also confirmed the explosion was a pipeline fire and that the pipeline had been shut off. The pipeline is owned by Panhandle Eastern Pipeline L.L.C. out of Dallas. The pipeline company has been cited several other times and is the same company involved in pipeline incidents in the Fayette and Hughesville, MO areas.  It was also reported a small number of homes in the area lost power and as of 6:45 am fire crews said a construction site and a stretch of highway 15 was damaged and that highway 15 will remain closed pending repairs. According to state troopers, the pipeline is owned by Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company, LP based out of Dallas. The company has had previous explosions in Hughesville and Fayette.

 

SUNDAY FIRE NEAR HALLSVILLE DISTROYS MOBILE HOME AND CAMPER

Firefighters with the Boone County Fire Protection District battled a fire in the 9500 block of Owens School Road, east of Hallsville Sunday afternoon. Crews reported 1 mobile home and 1 camper were fully involved. A tweet shortly after 1pm Sunday said 3 engines, 4 water tankers, 1 rescue squad, 3 brush trucks and 1 BCH-EMS ambulance were dispatched to the scene and fire personnel were  using brush trucks to access the blaze. Doug Westhoff, an Assistant Fire Chief said a man was using a torch trying to thaw frozen water lines in the RV and that’s how the fire started.  That individual was also burned according to reports but were not life threathening

 

TWO CAR CRASH SOUTH OF MACON SUNDAY MORNING

A two vehicle collision just after 9am Sunday in Macon County resulted in moderate injuries for a Kingdom City resident. The patrol said 29 year old Thomas E. Shull of Kingdom City was northbound on US 63, two miles south of Macon when his vehicle rear ended another northbound auto driven b y 71 yeqr old Stephen E. Gant of Durand, IL. Following impact, both vehicles came to rest on the shoulder. Neither driver was injured, however a passenger in the Shull vehicle, 29 year old Crystal M. Shull sustained moderate injuries and was transported by Macon County Ambulance to Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment. The patrol was assisted by the Macon County Sheriff’s office.

 

MINOR INJURIES FOR OWENSVILLE DRIVER IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH

The highway patrol said 24 year old Eric M. Salamon of Owensville sustained minor injuries when he failed to negotiate a curve on Michael Road at MO 19 in Gasconade County around 9:40 Saturday night. His vehicle travelled off the right side of the road and struck a ditch. Salamon was transported by ambulance to Mercy Washington Hospital.

 

LIVINGSTON COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT INCIDENTS ARRESTS & MORE

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox released the following this past Thursday, February 27th

Incidents:

·         February 04 the LCSO began an investigation of Perjury in Court and False Affidavit on paternity during a civil case. We have since completed the investigation and the report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney to consider charges.

·         February 06 the LCSO worked on a separate child abuse allegation and involved working with internet crimes unit on search of websites viewed for possible child pornography. Investigation continues.

·         February 08 the LCSO began an investigation of theft from a parked vehicle. Investigation continues.

·         February 09 the LCSO began an investigation on alleged child abuse, child advocacy center and DFS have assisted with investigation up to this point. Investigation is continuing.

·         February 13 the LCSO completed a drug investigation on a Wheeling man and are submitting reports to the prosecuting attorney for consideration on possession of Methamphetamine charge.

·         February 20 the LCSO began an investigation of Tampering with a Motor Vehicle and has since closed the case at the request of the victim.

·         February 21 the LCSO investigated a dog bite which caused injury to a child in Wheeling. The child was provided medical attention and it was determined the young dog was current on vaccinations. The report was shared with the Livingston County Health Center.

·         February 21 the LCSO began an investigation where a rural resident had been tricked into buying $550 worth of Google gift cards and sending photos of the information on the back of the cards to the caller. The person was attempting to get the victim to believe a specific amount of money would be sent to their bank account and gave out their banking information. The caller was most likely not in the United States. The victim was advised how to better protect their account and personal information.

·         February 25 Deputy Sheriff/School Resource Officer Mike Lewis filed a report through this office of a parent not requiring her child to attend school regularly as the student has a 66% attendance rate. Other contacts and enforcement attempts have not worked and a report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney to consider charges on the parent.

·         February 27 the LCSO responded to Chula where a young child was found wandering around town that morning in cold weather. The young child was quite some distance from the proper home. Deputy was speaking with the child when a caretaker called law enforcement dispatch to report the young child missing from the home. A check of the home showed it was clean and all the children had been well cared for but this one slipped out without anyone noticing. We have made required hotline call and notified the juvenile office. A report will be sent to the prosecuting attorney for review and apply with a companion case.

·         February the LCSO has completed working on a lengthy child abuse allegation. The young child is now at a different parent’s home. The LCSO has seized suspected evidence from the home. The Child Advocacy Center has assisted the LCSO with the investigation. Juvenile office is aware of situation and hotline calls were made. Final report being submitted to prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges on the step-parent for alleged child abuse.

·         The LCSO has been working on numerous criminal investigation and multiple fugitive investigations involving contact with various agencies around Missouri and other states.

Most Wanted Updates:

·         February 08 the LCSO extradited Vonda Kathlene Glosser, 35, Chula from the Carrollton Police on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class D felony Endangering the Welfare of a Child-1st degree. Ms. Glosser was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of bond.

·         February 08 the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kevin R. Head, 37, on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged felony stealing. Mr. Head was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of bond.

·         February 11 we added David Michael Searcy, 33, Chillicothe wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged failure to appear in court on 2 class A misdemeanor counts of Non-Support, violation 568.040 RSMO.

·         February 13 Shanae P. Damon, 24, Columbia surrendered to the Court on warrant for alleged felony Endangering the Welfare of a Child-1st degree. Ms. Damon posted bond and was released.

·         February 21 Jamie Corin Damewood, 36 was arrested by Kansa City Police on a Livingston County warrant for alleged Burglary 1st degree. Ms. Damewood has since been extradited and transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail.

Arrests:

·         February 01 the LCSO arrested Jessica Lynn Ishmael, 36, Dawn on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original class A misdemeanor DWI-Person less than 17 in vehicle. Ms. Ishmael posted the $750 bond and released pending Court appearance.

·         February 01 the LCSO arrested Jason David Close Jr, 21, Chillicothe on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class D felony Statutory Sodomy-2nd degree. Mr. Close was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of bond.

·         February 02 the LCSO arrested Travis Dawane Moritz, 45, Chillicothe on a City of Chillicothe warrant for alleged Trespassing. Mr. Moritz posted bond and was released pending Court appearance.

·         February 02 the LCSO arrested Randy Wayne Adair, 57, Wheeling on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class E felony Sex Offender Registration Violation. Mr. Adair was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of bond.

·         February 02 the LCSO arrested Peggy Jo Zorn, 39, Chillicothe on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance. Ms. Zorn was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of bond.

·         February 05 the LCSO arrested Rita George, 31, at the Livingston County Courthouse on a commitment warrant for Contempt of Court on February 04. Ms. George was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail to serve a 2 day jail sentence.

·         February 27 the LCSO located and arrested Matthew Jeffery Pike, 37, Chillicothe on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class E felony DWI-Persistent Offender. Mr. Pike was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of bond.

 Citations:

·         February 03 a speeding citation was issued to an Illinois driver for 84 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Wheeling.

·         February 14 a speeding citation was issued to an Illinois driver for 84 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Mitchell Road.

Prisoner Transports:

·         February 08 the LCSO transported Matthew Case, Chillicothe to the Missouri Department of Corrections in St. Joseph on a Parole Warrant.

·         February 26 the LCSO transported the following to the Missouri Department of Corrections in Vandalia, MO:

·         Frances A. Groom, 37, Gallatin          Stealing - 5 years

·         Kaya Miles, 26, Illinois                      Forgery - 5 years

Additional Information:

·         February 05 William Brandon Jackson, a registered offender, reported to the LCSO he is moving to New Madrid County, MO.

·         February 05 the LCSO had 11 detainees appear in Livingston County Circuit Court before Judge Ryan Horsman.

·         LCSO staff has been busy assisting motorists with slide-offs and mechanical problems due to the extreme winter weather and cold this month.

·         February 13 the LCSO had 12 detainees appear before Judge Michael Leamer for Associate Circuit Court Law Day.

·         February 27 the LCSO had 13 detainees appear before Judge Michael Leamer for Association Circuit Court Law Day.

·         Currently the LCSO is holding 25 detainees, 6 of which are female, in the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

03/01/2019

 

DOWNING HOME DISTROYED BY FIRE

Your Source KTVO and KTVO.com reports a house in Downing, Missouri, burned to the ground early Thursday morning. The fire was reported a little after 5 a.m and according to reports it didn’t take long for most of the home to be leveled. Firefighters on the scene told KTVO no one was injured. Two residents of the home and their three pets made it out safely before firefighters arrived. Investigators said they believe the cause of the fire was electrical. Crews spent most of the morning making sure the flames did not spread to other nearby homes. The house is a total loss.

TWO FULTON SISTERS INJURED IN CALLAWAY COUNTY WRECK

The patrol reports a single vehicle accident at 7:30 AM Thursday morning on Route J, just south of County Road 362 resulted in minor injuries to two sisters from Fulton. According to the report 15 year old Tina J. Killion was southbound when the crash occurred. Her vehicle slid on the ice covered roadway. The vehicle went off the left side of the highway, struck a ditch and an embankment resulting in minor injuries for the driver and her sister, 18 year old Kaia O. Killion of Fulton who was a p[passenger Both were transported by Ambulance to Capital Regional Hospital in Jefferson City for treatment.

 

SHOTS FIRED AT HOUSE IN MEXICO EARLY THURSDAY MORNING

The Mexico Public Safety Department responded to a report of gunshots being heard in the area of Quantico in Mexico around 4:17 yesterday (THURS) morning. Investigation reviealed the the shots were actually fired several blocks away, in the 900 block of Latney. According to witness information, subjects in a small black four-door sedan shot at a house on that block several times. No one was injured during the invident. Anyone with information is asket to contact CRIMESTOPPERS at 800- 392- TIPS, or reach out to the Mexico Public Safety Department directly by calling 573-473-5800.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

Chillicothe Police worked a number of incidents on Wednesday based on the incident for Wednesday that was released yesterday. Included in that list …

The Chillicothe Police Department received 91 calls for service on Wednesday, February 27th, 2018.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

02/28/2019

 

TUESDAY NIGHT CRASH ON I-35 SENDS FIVE TRENTON RESIDENTS TO HOSPITAL

The highway patrol reports icy road conditions resulted in injuries for five Trenton residents. According to the report the accident happened on Northbound I-35, approximately 3 miles south of Winston at 8:37 pm Tuesday when a vehicle driven by 32 year old Marquise T. Jones slid into an 18 wheeler that was stationary due to another accident. Jones had moderate injuries. A passenger, 26 year old Kayla L. Jones sustained serious injuries. 3 minor passengers in the vehicle, 4 year old Jazaniah Jones, 2 year old Kayden Jones and an infant, Xzavier Jones all had minor injuries. Kayla Jones was transported by Daviess County EMS to Cameron Regional Medical Center while the remainder were transported by private vehicle to Cameron Regional Medical Center for treatment. The other driver was not injured.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY RESIDENTS INVOLVED IN CRASH

Two Montgomery County residents were involved in a single vehicle accident in Lafayette County shortly after noon Wednesday. The patrol said 22 year old Amber R. Griswold of New Florence was eastbound on I-70 when she lost control of her vehicle and it travelled into the median. Griswold and a passenger, 39 year old Jeffrey M. Canter of Montgomery City both had minor injuries and were transported by Lafayette County EMS to Lafayette Regional Medical Center for treatment.

 

AREA RESIDENTS ARRESTED BY STATE TROOPERS

At 8:37 AM Wednesday morning, a Rush Hill resident, 35 year old Joshua B. Sewell was taken to the Audrain County jail on a felony St. Charles Department of Corrections warrant for endangering the welfare of a child-1st degree. At 1:17 PM Wednesday afternoon, 17 year old Marquan Pitre of Boonville was transported to the Boone County jail after being picked upon a misdemeanor Cooper County traffic offense warrant. And a Louisiana man, 38 year old Michael P. Johnson was placed on a 24 hour hold at the Ralls County jail at 10:13 last (WED) night for First offense DWI. On Tuesday at 5:30 PM, 40 year old Daniel J. Gaunt of Chillicothe was transported to the Chillicothe PD on a Linn County Felony warrant for Child Neglect – Non Support, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of paraphernalia. And at 5:30 PM Tuesday, 19 year old Jordan Z. Smith of Brookfield was also transported to the Chillicothe PD on a Sullivan County misdemeanor conservation violation warrant.   

 

MOBERLY FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT

At 11:14 AM Tuesday, a post on the Moberly Police Department facebook page said Moberly Police and Moberly Firemen were on the scene of a structure fire in 1900 block of Eastbrook circle in Moberly. An update at 1:03 PM said all fire and police units had cleared the scene. The fire was confined to the attic area of the home with no injuries. The cause of the fire is still undetermined at last report. In addition, the Moberly Fire Department responded to a small electrical fire involving a heater Monday night at The Towers. There were no injuries and only minor damage.

 

STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL

Even though it doesn’t feel like spring when you step outside, it’s time for the annual Statewide Tornado Drill. Next week if the weather permits, the drill will take place on Tuesday, March 5th at 10 AM.  The Boone County office of Emergency Management reminds residents it’s a good time to practice taking cover in a basement, bathroom or closet away from windows and to review emergency preparedness kits and plans. If there is any severe weather in Missouri on Tuesday, the drill will be rescheduled for Thursday March 7th. Due to the statewide drill, the normal Monthly test for the City of Moberly will be moved to Wednesday March 6th.

 

UNSEASONABLY COLD WEATHER RESULTS IN NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS

Due to the forecast for unseasonably cold weather this weekend, Room at the Inn, a community-based winter shelter for persons experiencing homelessness, is planning to extend shelter services for one week, from March 3 to 9. Due to the extended service, organizers are in need of volunteers for a variety of shifts, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 a.m. each day. Volunteers would report to Broadway Christian Church, 2601 W. Broadway in Columbia. To sign up to volunteer, please visit: https://roomattheinncomo.org/volunteer. Room at the Inn is a contracted social services partner of the City of Columbia. In addition, the City of Columbia will open a temporary overnight warming center on Saturday, March 2, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and on Sunday, March 3, at the Wabash Station, 126 N. 10th St. in Columbia. Information about the local network of warming centers and official shelters is available on the City's website: CoMo.gov/Health/Human-Services/Social-Services/Warming-and-Cooling-Centers.




LOCAL& REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

02/27/2019



TWO PEOPLE  INJURED IN RANDOLH COUNTY COLLISION 

Two people sustained minor injuries in a collision in Randolph County on Highway JJ, one mile west of Moberly around 1:40 pm Tuesday. According to authorities, a pickup driven by 49 year old John D. Baker of Moberly was stopped in traffic waiting for a vehicle to turn when his pickup was struck from behind by another westbound vehicle driven by 21 year old Joseph R. Avery of La Plata. Avery was treated at the scene for minor injuries. A passenger in the Baker truck, 15 year old Amanda M. Baker of Moberly also has minor injuries but refused treatment at the scene.  

 

TWO PEOPLE INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH IN GRUNDY COUNTY

The patrol reports two people had minor injuries after a single vehicle wreck in Grundy County on State Route F, approximately 4 miles east of Jamesport around 7 o’clock Tuesday night. The crash occurred as 16 year old Lucas D. Nichols of Trenton was eastbound and slide off the north side of the ice-covered roadway and struck a pole. His pickup came to rest against a fence off the north side of the roadway facing west. Nichols and a passenger, 16 year old Darren J. Lowe of Jamesport both had minor injuries and were transported by Grundy County EMS to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton for treatment.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE ASK FOR HELP IDENTIFYING BURGLARY SUSPECT

The Columbia Police Department is investigating a series of burglaries that occurred in the early morning hours on Saturday, Feb. 23. Two subjects burglarized businesses at 3910 Peachtree Dr., including; 44 Stone Public House, The Trove Salon, The French Laundry and Alteration and The Axe House.

CPD is asking for the community's assistance identifying the subject below who was captured on video surveillance inside one of the businesses. If you have any information regarding this incident, please call the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652, or call CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

 

KIRKSVILLE CRASH TUESDAY AROUND 11 AM

KTVO reports Kirksville Police were called to a rollover crash just before 11 a.m. Tuesday in Kirksville at the intersection of Illinois and Davis Street. At least one person was trapped in a vehicle for a short time.

A police officer on scene told KTVO initial reports stated that at least one person was injured.

When KTVO was on the scene, law enforcement officers were investigating the cause of the crash.

Illinois Street between Florence and Davis was blocked off because of the accident.  Kirksville Police, Kirksville Fire Department and the Adair County Ambulance District responded to the crash.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

02/26/2019

 

POLO MAN ARRESTED ON CHILD PORN CHARGES

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control announces the arrest of Jay C. Guhlke, 33, of Polo, Missouri, on Friday, for promoting and possession of child pornography. The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Digital Forensics Investigative Unit. The Patrol was assisted by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office and the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office.
On Friday, investigators executed a search warrant at Guhlke’s residence located on South Highway 13, in Polo. As a result of their search, investigators seized child pornography and computer equipment. While the search was being executed at Guhlke’s residence, additional officers located the suspect in Gallatin, Missouri. Investigators executed a second search warrant on electronic equipment, which was on his person. As a result of their search, additional child pornography and computer equipment were seized. Guhlke was arrested and transported to the Daviess County Jail. The Daviess County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office formally charged Guhlke with promoting child pornography and two counts of possession of child pornography. His bond was set at $100,000. The Division of Drug and Crime Control encourages Internet users to report promptly to the Patrol or local law enforcement anyone who attempts to engage in unwanted, inappropriate, or sexualized communications with children. The Digital Forensics Investigative Unit is partially funded by the Missouri Department of Public Safety State Cyber Crime Grant and the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

 

TWO EWING RESIDENTS INJURED IN WRECK

Two people were hurt in a wreck on Highway D, three miles south of La Belle shortly after 3 o’clock Monday afternoon. The patrol said 86 year old Jessie J. Stone of Ewing was southbound and his car crossed the center line and struck a northbound Kenworth driven by 68 year old Byron L. Harder of Novelty. Both vehicles came to rest in the roadway. Stone had minor injuries and a passenger, 84 year old Betty L. Stone had moderate injuries. Both were transported by Lewis County EMS to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment.

 

MARSHALL DRIVER HURT IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH IN COOPER COUNTY

The patrol said a 16 year old Marshall driver received moderate injuries when her auto travelled off Old 40 highway, just west of Timberlake Court in Cooper County just after 4pm Monday. According to the report, 16 year old Taryn L. Johnson of Marshall was  was westbound when the crash occurred. Her auto went off the road, struck a metal culvert, became airborne and struck the ground. She was transported by Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia

 

MEXICO PUBLIC SAFETY EXTINGUESES SMALL FIRE

On Saturday night at approximately 10:32PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 1100 block of N Olive in reference to a fire in a home.  The caller reported hearing the basement smoke detector sounding and finding a fire in the area of the water heater.  Responding personnel shut off the natural gas to the water heater and extinguished the burning material around it.  There was no other damage and no injuries from the event.

HAMILTON WOMAN INJURED IN CALDWELL COUNTY ACCIDENT

A collision in Caldwell county on Old US 36, west of Lovely Ridge, half a mile west of Hamilton at 4:17 PM Monday resulted in a minor injuries. The patrol said the crash occurred as 64 year old Lonnie P. Moyers of Kidder was eastbound and crossed the center line of the road and struck a westbound vehicle driven by 61 year old Deborah A. Lintner of Hamilton. Lintner was transported by Caldwell County Amublance to Cameron Regional  for treatme


LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

02/25/2019


If you’ll be traveling into areas prone to flooding, be aware flooding continues to be a problem in some areas due to snow melt and rainfall totals.


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ARREST MADE IN DEADLY COLUMBIA CRASH

The suspect in the fatal crash on West Boulevard in Columbia turned himself in yesterday.  Columbia Police confirmed they took Lukas E. Evans, 20, of Columbia into custody on Sunday, Feb. 24 on charges of Murder in the 2nd Degree and Leaving Scene Of Accident - Property Damage Exceeding $1,000.The arrest was in relation to a head-on vehicle collision between Evans and Jordan E. Hoyt, 37, Columbia on Saturday, Feb. 16. Both drivers were transported to a local hospital where Hoyt was later pronounced dead as a result of her injuries 

LEWISTOWN RESIDENT INJURED IN ATV ACCIDENT

The highway patrol said a Lewistown resident was hurt in an ATV accident on private property, 1 mile southwest of Lewistown at 11:35 am Sunday morning. According to the report 12 year old Randall L. Routt was riding the ATV in a pasture when the vehicle overturned and came to rest on top of the driver. Routt was transported by Lewis County Ambulance to Blessing Hospital in Quincy for treatment. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Department and Lewistown Fire Department provided on scene assistance

WATER STANDING IN ROADWAY CAUSE OF SUNDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

The highway patrol said water standing in the roadway was to blame for a single vehicle crash just before noon on Sunday in Lafayette County. The patrol said 17 year old Joseph A. Rukauvina of Wellington was eastbound when his vehicle travelled through standing water on the roadway and began hydroplaning. The auto then went off the north side of the roadway, impacted a railway embankment and overturned.  

FOUR TREATED AT SEDALIA HOSPITAL FOLLOWING WRECK IN PETTIS COUNTY

The patrol investigated an accident at US Highway 65 and Route H in Pettis County that occurred around 10:50 AM Saturday morning.  43 year old Nathan Perry of Windser was westbound crossing highway 65 and drove into the path of a southbound vehicle operated by 21 year old Hilma Mededovic of Marshall. Mededovic sustained moderate injuries along with two occupants of that auto. They were identified as 15 year old Angle Brashears and 10 year old William Brashears , both of Windser, MO. All were transported by Pettis County EMS to Bothwell Hospital in Sedalia.

FORMER SHERIFF OF KNOX COUNTY FACING NEW CHARGES                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

A former northeast Missouri sheriff is in trouble with the law again.

Former Knox County Sheriff Robert Becker, 51, of Rutledge, Missouri, is now charged with Taking Wildlife Illegally and Unlawful Use of a Weapon by discharging it along a roadway. Both charges are misdemeanors. Becker was forced to resign as sheriff in December 2018 after pleading guilty to charges of Sexual Abuse and Domestic Assault. Investigators said the latest crimes he is charged with happened on December 26, 2018, exactly one week after his guilty pleas in the other case. According to court documents, two Missouri conservation agents interviewed Becker after a resident reported that he saw Becker discharge a firearm while standing along Tomahawk Street, west of Knox County Route E, when Becker was hunting with his brother and son. Court papers state that Becker admitted to the agents that he had done that. The former sheriff is due in Knox County Court on March 5, 2019, for his arraignment.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

01/18/2019

 

 

COLUMBIA HEAD-ON CRASH KILLS ONE & SERIOULY INJURES ANOTHER

One person is dead and another serioiusly injured in a head-on collision on WW, near Hominy Creek Bridge in Columbia Thursday morning. Columbia Police say 79 year old Eunice G. McCaleb of Fulton was eastbound, crossed the centerline and hit another auto driven by 24 year old Wendy V. Garcia-Raygoza of Columbia head-on. Both were transported to the hospital where Garcia-Raygoza was pronounced dead. McCaleb had serious injuries. A third vehicle driven by 31 year old Jared H. Ingalls struck the McCaleb vehicle after the initial impact. He was not hurt. Police say icy road conditions may have played a role in the crash. That accident occurred at 7:48 am Thursday morning.

 

DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT AT LINN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT TODAY

If you are wondering how to safely dispose of unused prescription medication as well as over the counter meds, you are encouraged to bring them to the Linn County Health Department today from 10 am to 3 pm. The Health Department is located at 635 South Main in Brookfield and this is a great opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted, unused and expired prescription medicines and over the counter meds. There are a few items they cannot accept including aerosol medication, radioactive meds, bio-hazardous materials or medical waste, illicit drugs and no sharps or glass.

 

APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR BORADS & COMMISSIONS IN COLUMBIA

The Columbia City Clerk’s Office is accepting applications for boards and commissions. Boards and commissions are a way for citizens 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, March 8. Applications are available at the Clerk’s Office or on the City’s website at CoMo.gov on the City Council page. The following are current boards and commissions openings:  


·         Citizens Police Review Board
·         City of Columbia New Century Fund Inc. Board
·         Commission on Human Rights
·         Public Transit Advisory Commission
·         Tax Increment Financing Commission
·         Tobacco Retailer License Review Board

To view a brief description and eligibility requirements, visit
CoMo.gov/Council/Vacancies or contact the Clerk's Office. 





LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

02/21/2019

 

Warmer today with showers, rain, possibly Thunderstorms and rain/snow mix this weekend …


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HOWARD COUNTY COLLISION WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

A head-on collision in Howard County Wednesday afternoon sent three people to the hospital for treatment. The patrol said 18 year old Gordon T. Starke of Fayette was eastbound and lost control on the slush covered roadway, crossed the centerline and struck a westbound vehicle head-on. The westbound auto was driven by 54 year old Kimberly A. Test of Mexico. Test received minor injuries. A passenger eein her auto identified as 54 year old Edward J. Straatman of Glasgow sustained moderate injuries. The driver of the other vehicle also had moderate injuries. All three were transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment. That crash happened at 2:50 pm Wednesday on Route E,  just east of County Road 207.

 

GALLATIN RESIDENTS INVOLVED IN COLLISION ON I-35 WEDNESDAY

The highway patrol said two Gallatin residents received minor injuries when their vehicle was hit from behind by another northbound auto that fled the scene. According to the report 44 year old Danny W. Engel, the driver and 34 year old Katherine E. Engle were northbound on I-35, four miles north of Winston when their vehicle was struck from behind by another auto driven by 32 year old Edgar D. Jaime of McPherson, KS. Causing the Engle vehicile to go off the east side of the roadway. The Jaime pickup left the scene but was later located. The Engles both had minor injuries and were transported by Daviess County Ambulance to Cameron Regional Medical Center for treatment.  A total of eight troopers were involved in that investigation along with the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department. That incident occurred around 6:30 Wednesday night. Jaime was placed on a 24-hour hold pending the filing of charges for DWI resulting in physical injury, Leaving the secne of a motor vehicle crash, careless and imprudent driving, no license and littering.

 

KIRKSVILLE RESIDENTS INJURED WHEN VEHICLE FORCED OFF ROAD NEAR LA PLATA

Two residents of Kirksville sustained minor injuries when their northbound vehicle was forced off US 63, south of La Plata around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon. 60 year old Nancy L. Price was driving and her 69 year old husband was a passenger. The vehicle travelled off the roadway, struck an embankment and came to rest in the Median. The husband and wife were transported to Samaritan Hospital in Macon for treatment. The patrol said several agencies provided assistance including the La Plata Police & Fire Departments, Macon County First Responders, Macon County Sheriff’s Department and the Macon County Ambulance Service.


OTHER ACCIDENTS ALSO INVESTIGATED BY PATROL WEDNESDAY

A couple of other accidents were also investigated by Troop B Wednesday. Around 5:37AM, 3 people were involved in a weather related accident on Highway 6, 4 miles west of Novinger when the van they were in started sliding on the ice covered road. The driver was from Kirksville and the two other occupants from the Milan area. And around 10:20 Wednesday night, a Hannibal woman, 20 year old Taylor J. Cook  lost control in Marion County and her auto crossed the center line and struck a concrete bridge barrier on Route MM, at Bear Creek Bridge.

 

SUSPECT IN CUSTODY AFTER STOLEN TRACTOR RECOVERED AND METH DISCOVERED

Your Source KTVO & KTVO.com reports a northeast Missouri woman is accused of possessing methamphetamine, stealing a farm tractor and selling it for a fraction of what it's worth. The Clark County Sheriff's Office said the suspect is Kelcey Yates, 27, of Kahoka, Missouri. She is charged with felony Stealing ($25,000 or more) and Possession of a Controlled Substance (meth). On February 12, 2019, the sheriff's office recovered a tractor that had been reported stolen in mid-December 2018 from a residence outside Luray, Missouri. According to court documents, Yates stole the tractor and attachments valued at more than $25,000 and sold them to a man for $4,000. The investigation led deputies to Yates, and when they arrested her on February 12, 2019, they searched her wallet and found a small plastic baggy containing a white powder that field tested positive for methamphetamine. Yates is being held at the Clark County Detention Center on $35,000 cash-only bond.

MAIN STREET ORGANIZATION HOSTING SPECIAL IRISH EVENT DOWNTOWN

Main Street Chillicothe is hosting “A Drop of Dublin, Downtown” from 6-9pm at Silver Moon Plaza, on March 8.  Tickets are $20 and the tasting is followed by a FREE concert from 7:30pm to 10:30pm featuring the Irish rock band, Flannigan’s Right Hook.  You can buy tickets online at www.downtownchilli.com or call 660-646-4071.

 

FEMA ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR YOUTH PREPAREDNESS COUNCIL IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

On Wednesday, FEMA announced the agency will start accepting applicants for the Youth Preparedness Council.  This program brings teens together from across the country who are interested and engaged in community preparedness. Council members are selected based on their dedication to public service, their efforts in making a difference in their communities and their potential to expand their impact as national leaders for emergency preparedness. Students in 8th through 11th grade are eligible to apply. Youth interested in applying to the Council must submit a completed application form, provide two letters of recommendation, and academic records. All applications and supporting materials must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Pacific, March 31. New council members will be announced in May. To access the application materials, read about the current Council members, and for more general information about the Youth Preparedness Council visit www.ready.gov/youth-preparedness-council.

 

THINK SPRING AS TROUT SEASON ABOUT TO KICK OFF

Maybe if we start talking about Spring and traditional springtime happenings Old Man Winter will get the hint and move on down the road! Spring is just less than a month away and one thing that comes to find for fishermen when you mention spring is Trout season. Trout season in Missouri officially kicks off on March 1st and this year is no different. That also means it’s the opening day of Trout Season at Montauk, Bennett Spring and Roaring River State Parks where large numbers of enthusiastic anglers participate in all the excitement to kick off the season. And remember, THINK SPRING!!!! That too is on the calendar with the first day of spring on March 20th.

 

HIGHWAY PATROL SEEKS PARTICIPANTS FOR STUDENT ALLIANCE PROGRAM

Troop B of the Missouri State Highway Patrol will be conducting a two-day Student Alliance program which is an opportunity for current high school students to learn more about law enforcement and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. It will be conducted on two consecutive Saturdays from 9 to 4 each day beginning March 2nd at the Troop B Headquarters in Macon. For more information, contact Sergeant Eric Brown at (660) 385-2132. Applications must be received by February 28th, 2019 to be eligible to participate.

 

TRUE/FAUSE FILM FEST RETURNS TO COLUMBIA

The True/False Film Fest takes center stage throughout downtown Columbia February 28th through March 3rd. This four-day celebration of art and life showcases some of the most thought-provoking non-fiction filmmaking from across the globe. In addition to having over 50 films, there will be over 40 different musicians and musical groups performing throughout the extended weekend before films, along the sidewalks and during the festival's 10 different concerts. Don’t miss it, the True/False Film Fest in Columbia, February 28th through March 3rd.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

February 19th, 2019




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

02/20/2019

It may be a difficult morning commute for some …

WINTER STORM WARNING FOR NORTHWEST MISSOURI UNTIL 9AM

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR THE REST OF THE AREA!

 

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TRENTON BUILDINGS DISTROYED BY FIRE

The 600 block of Main Street in Trenton was closed after a fire destroyed two buildings in downtown area and damaged one other structure. The blaze was reported shortly after 4pm Monday and heavy smoke and heat was reported when firemen arrived. The buildings are across the street from the Trenton Law Enforcement Center. Trenton Firemen remained on the scene spraying water on the nearby Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce/License Bureau office building located at 617 Main Street in Trenton which is adjacent to the two buildings that were involved in the fire and the extent of damage to the State License office and Chamber of Commerce has not be determined.  The buildings housed Cut & Curls Beauty Shop and the other was the location for This and That Pawn Shop and Antiques. The buildings partially collapsed during the fire and at last word the area remains blocked off. Reports indicate the Chamber and the License Bureau office will remain closed until another location is secured. The investigation continues into the cause of the fire. No one was injured.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK

A Danville driver received minor injuries in a single vehicle wreck in Montgomery County on Highway J, south of I70 shortly before 5 pm Tuesday. The patrol said 28 year old Brittney L. Cureton was northbound when she lost control of her auto. The vehicle travelled off the right side of the roadway and overturned. The driver was transported by Montgomery County Ambulance to Hermann Area Hospital for treatment. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department provided assistance on scene.

 

TWO AREA RESIDENTS INVOLVED IN MILLER COUNTY WRECK FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Two Moberly residents found themselves involved in a crash in Miller County around 1 PM Friday. According to the report, the accident occurred on US 54 Westbound ad East Opie Road. The highway patrol said a tractor trailer driven by 66 year old Stephen L. Smith of St Charles slowed for stopped traffic ahead due to weather conditions and drove off into the medium in order to avoid a collision.  77 year old Thomas G. Patton of Moberly was also traveling westbound and slid off the roadway due to the snowy conditions and struck the tractor trailer unit. Patton and a passenger, 67 year old Diane L. Patton-Wilhite both had minor injuries and were transported to Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach by Miller County EMS.

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY SHERIFFS REPORT – FEBRUARY 15, 2019

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

02/19/2019

Here we go again … Winter Weather Advisories have been posted

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WEATHER MAKING THE NEWS AGAIN

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the entire listening area and much of the Midwest is under some type of winter weather advisory or warning. For our area, accumulating snowfall is expected from this even through early Wednesday morning as a storm system moves over the area. After a period of moderate to occasionally heavy snow tonight, precipitation is expected to change over to light freezing rain and drizzle during the predawn hours on Wednesday. Accumulating snow combine with light icing will lead to hazardous travel conditions for the morning commute on Wednesday. How much snow? Right now most of the area will see snowfall amounts of 2 to 5 inches. Light Snow will again be possible in parts of the area this weekend and minor accumulations area possible. Most of North Central, Northeast and Northwest Missouri is under a Winter Weather Advisory from 6 pm tonight through 9 o’clock tomorrow morning. Snowfall amounts in Central and East Central Missouri are expected to be lighter in the 2 inch range or so. That part of our listening area is under a Winter Weather Advisory from 5pm this afternoon through 6 o’clock tomorrow morning.

 

BETHEL DRIVER SUSTAINED MODERATE INJURIES IN ONE CAR WRECK

The highway patrol investigated a one-vehicle wreck in Shelby County at 9 o’clock Monday morning on County Road 249, one mile north of Shelbyville. According to the accident report, 27-year-old Lacy J. Kohn of Bethel was southbound when her auto ran off the left side of the roadway. The driver overcorrected and the vehicle then traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a ditch. She was transported by private auto to Hannibal Regional Medical Center for treatment of moderate injuries. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department provided assistance at the scene.

 

CHILLICOTHE DRIVER TAKEN TO HOSPITAL FOLLOWING WRECK

The highway patrol reports a Chillicothe driver was taken to the hospital following a one-vehicle wreck in Livingston County at 11:30 Monday morning. That accident occurred on Highway U, 12 miles northwest of Chillicothe when 23 year old Kaitlyn S. Owen of Chillicothe was southbound and lost control on the snow-covered road. The vehicle went off the east side of the road, struck an embankment and overturned coming to rest on its top facing east. Owen had minor injuries and was transported by private vehicle to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe for treatment.


LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

02/18/2019

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ATLANTA MAN INJURED IN ACCIDENT

An Atlanta man was transported to a local hospital following a one vehicle wreck on Highway 63, one mile south of Kirksville at 8:20 Sunday night. The patrol said 67 year old Terry E. Gray was southbound on highway 63 when he lost control on the Ice Covered roadway. His pickup crossed into the median and overturned. Gray was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville by Adair County Ambulance personnel for treatment of minor injuries. The patrol was assisted by the Adair County Sheriff’s Department.

 

SERIOUS INJURIES IN WRECK NEAR BRASHEAR

The patrol reports an accident on Highway 6, two miles west of Brashear around 6:25pm Sunday resulted in serious injuries for three people. It occurred when 28 year old Greggory D. Strub-Lay of Canton was westbound. His auto crossed the center line on the icy highway and struck an eastbound auto driven by 34 year old Jopshua E. Darnel of Brashear head on. Both vehicles came to rest in the eastbound lanes of highway 6. Both drivers were transported by ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment of serious injuries. One was taken by Adair County Ambulance, the other Knox County Ambulance. A passenger in the Darnel auto, 10 year old Weston J. Darnel of Brashear, son of the driver also had serious injuries and was taken by Adair County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville and then transferred to University Hospital in Columbia. Reports indicated crews worked almost an hour to extricate the occupants. The patrol was assisted by the Kirksville Fire Department and Adair County Sheriff’s Department.

 

FATAL CRASH IN COLUMBIA SATURDAY

Columbia Police investigated a fatal crash on West Boulevard around 2:30 Saturday afternoon. According to the report 20 year old Lukas E. Evans of Columbia was involved in a crash at Stadium Boulevard and West Boulevard South and left the scene. As he continued traveling north of West Boulevard he became involved in a second crash near Prospect Street as his vehicle collided with a vehicle driven by 37 year old Jordan E. Hoyt of Columbia which was traveling south on West Boulevard South. Evans auto crossed from the northbound lane into the southbound lanes while attempting to pass another vehicle in a no passing zone and collided head-on with the Hoyt vehicle. Both drivers were transported to a local hospital where Hoyt was pronounced dead. The investigation is continuing.

 

LINNEUS DRIVER HURT IN FRIDAY AFTERNOON WRECK

A woman from Linneus was injured Friday afternoon around 2:30 in a single vehicle accident on highway 5, four miles north of Linneus. The patrol said 24 year old Sahara N. Baldwin was southbound when she lost control on the snow covered highway. Her auto ran off the road and overturned. Baldwin was transported by Linn County Ambulance to Pershing Hospital in Brookfield for treatment of minor injuries. Two troopers worked that accident.

 

TWO PEOPLE HURT IN RALLS COUNTY WRECK SUNDAY

The patrol said two people were injured in a Sunday crash in Ralls County on US 61 Southbound, two and a half miles north of New London around 12:13 AM Sunday morning.  According to the report 27 year old Margaret A. Smith of New London was southbound and struck another southbound auto driven by 17 year old Memphis B. Folweile of Hannibal from behind. Both vehicles then went off the left side of the road. Both drivers were taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment. Ralls County Ambulance personnel transported Smith who had serious injuries. Marion County Ambulance personnel transported Folweiler who had moderate injuries. The New London Fire Department and Ralls County Sheriff’s Department assisted.

 

MERCER COUNTY WRECK SATURDAY AFTERNOON

The highway patrol investigated a one vehicle wreck in Mercer County Saturday afternoon. According to the report the crash occurred as 35 year old Nicholas R. Myers of Mercer was eastbound and his auto travelled off the south side of the roadway. The driver overcorrected and the vehicle returned to the road where the auto begin to skid, crossed the center line and travelled off the north side of the road and struck several trees coming to rest on its wheels facing southwest. Myers has moderate injuries and was transported by Mercer County Ambulance to Harrision County Community Hospital. A passenger, 22 year old Lakeisha M. Myers of Mercer received serious injuries. She was also transported by Mercer County Ambulance to Harrison County Community Hospital and then by Life Flight Eagle to Iowa Methodist Medical Center. The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.

 

FIRE DISTROYED MOBILE HOME SATURDAY NIGHT

Brookfield Firemen were dispatched to West Ann Street Saturday night. No one was reportedly home when the fire broke out and multiple trucks were summoned due to other mobile homes nearby. At one time the entire mobile home appeared to be engulfed in flames and was extensively damaged. There were no reported injuries and details regarding the cause of the fire has not been released.

 

KIRKSVILLE HOME DISTROYED BY FIRE EARLY SATURDAY

KTVO and KTVO.com reports a raging fire burned a Kirksville home to the ground Saturday morning. The blaze was discovered shortly after 10:30 a.m. at the one-story home at 1907 West Gardner Street. Roger and Kathy Youngman lived at the residence. Friends of the Youngmans told KTVO the couple was out of town when the fire happened. Firefighters battled heavy flames and smoke before containing the fire just before 11:10 a.m. Crews remained on scene for much of the afternoon working to extinguish hot spots and clear debris. Friends of the family told KTVO that a number of pets died in the blaze. The cause of this fire remains under investigation.

LEWIS COUNTY WOMAN KILLED WHEN CAUGHT IN POWER TAKE OFF AT HER FARM

KTVO and KTVO.com reports a northeast Missouri woman is dead as the result of a tragic farm accident. It happened around 4:45 p.m. on Thursday on her farm along Lewis County Route P just southwest of Canton. Lewis County Coroner Larry Arnold identified the victim as Marilyn Campen-Berhorst, 58, of Canton. An emergency responder who was at the scene told KTVO it appeared Campen-Berhorst somehow got tangled up in her tractor's power takeoff (PTO), which was attached to a grinder-mixer. Investigators were not able to determine exactly how the accident happened. Campen-Berhorst was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:10 p.m. Thursday. The agencies that helped with the tragedy were the Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Canton Police Department, Canton Fire Department, Lewis County Ambulance and Missouri State Highway Patrol.

LENGTHY BROOKFIELD POLICE BREIFING

The Brookfield Police Department has certainly been busy based on the length of the Brookfield Briefing released on Social Media on February 14th




LOCAL& REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

02/15/2019

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MODOT ASKING MOTORISTS TO STAY OFF ROADS IF POSSIBLE DUE TO WEATHER

The Missouri Department of Transportation advises motorists to limit travel beginning Friday and throughout the weekend as a series of winter storms will impact roads across the state. "For your safety and the safety of our crews, we ask everyone to avoid unnecessary travel once the storm begins," said Becky Allmeroth, MoDOT State Maintenance Engineer / Chief Safety and Operations Officer. "If you don’t have to travel, please stay off the roads." According to the National Weather Service, this storm will bring snow to much of the state beginning Friday morning and continuing through the night. With this system, there will also be sleet and freezing rain. There is also the possibility of a light glazing of ice in the southern part of the state. A second round of snow is forecast for Saturday. Current road conditions are posted on MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/  The map is also available as an app on your mobile device through Android Google Play and Apple iTunes, search MoDOT Traveler Information. MoDOT also provides road condition information through its Customer Service Center. Dial 888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) to speak with a customer service representative 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

 

COLUMBIA MAN IN CAMDEM COUNTY MOTORCYCLE CRASH

A Columbia man sustained moderate injuries in a motorcycle accident in Camden County on US 54 at Colvert Drive around 4:40 Thursday afternoon. The highway patrol said 31 year old Scott A. Burton was makin a right hand turn and lost control on gravel and overturned. Burton was transported to Lake Area Hospital by Mercy Emergency Medical Services.

 

CHILLICITHE PD PARTICIPATED IN SPECIAL VALENTINES DAY ENFORECMENT OPERATION

 

Chillicothe Police joined efforts with statewide law enforcement on February 14th for a high visibility "Click It or Ticket" Mobilization to get more motorists to buckle upand save more lives. Despite evidence proving the benefits of wearing a seat belt, 13 % of Missouri motorists are still not making it click. Even worse, 63% of occupants killed in 2018 crashes in Missouri were unrestrained. For information on Missouri seatbelt usage, visit www.saveMOlives.com.  

 

TWO KIRKSVIlLE BROTHERS ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING WOMAN

KTVO and KTVO.com says According to court papers, the crimes happened Tuesday at the victim's home in the 400 block of West Elizabeth Street in Kirksville. The suspects are Ever Palomino, 34, and Francisco Palomino, 37, both of Kirksville. Charges against them include Third-Degree Domestic Assault, First-Degree Burglary and Tampering with or Attempting to Tamper with a Victim in a Felony Prosecution.Francisco Palomino is also charged with Abuse of a Child.Police say in court documents that the two men forcibly entered the woman's home and injured her.A child in the home who witnessed the attacks told officers he saw Ever Palomino strike the victim with his fist and throw her into the bathtub. When the boy tried to help his mom, he said Francisco threw him against a wall. Police said the victim suffered a one-inch cut about her eyebrow when Fra ncisco forced his way into the home and hit her with the door.Both suspects are being held in the Adair County Law Enforcement Center on $75,000 cash-only bond.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

February 13th, 2019

6:31am, Officers received a report of a young child having been left unattended in a vehicle on the parking lot of a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street….Officers were unable to locate the vehicle and child….

8:49am, A commercial business alarm at a location in the 10 block of Elm St was reported…..Apparently it was activated by an employee…. The owner was notified….

9:02am, Officer travelled to Carroll County Sheriff’s Department in Carrollton in reference to a continuing investigation….

9:29am, Officer performed a fingerprinting detail at the PD…..

10:51am, Officer was contacted by a local resident who had fallen victim to a telephone scam where the people had represented themselves as the IRS and  providing the victim with information as to the status of their income tax refund…..the victim provided them with what they were requesting, which was Google Play cards for specific dollar amounts…… Do not fall victim to such a scam…It seems to originate from a foreign country, due to heavy accents of the perpetrators…There is absolutely no way that representatives of the IRS are going to require actions like this…..

12:24pm, Officers performed court duties at the Livingston County Courthouse…..

1:58pm, Officers performed an informational contact at a local radio station, introducing our new police officer, Officer Brian Schmidt……

2:29pm, Report of a stalled vehicle near Washington and Jackson Street……Officer assisted in removing the vehicle from the roadway…..

3:41pm, Officers and Chillicothe Emergency Services responded to a residence in the 1200 block of Webster St. on a medical call…. On arrival , a 41 yr. old male was found to have been suffering from a medical issue….despite all lifesaving attempts  Officers and EMS were unable to save the subject…..

3:50pm, Officer was sent to a report of suspicious activity in the 1300 Third St., due to footprints being found in the snow at the rear of a building….. Continuing check of the property was requested to be made from time to time….

8:31pm, Officers performed a well-being check on a resident in the 2500 block of Broken Arrow Road…..The resident was contacted and found to be OK, they were going to return a call to the reporting party….

8:31pm, A report was received of a disturbance involving 2 or 3 males at the intersection of Bridge and Missouri Streets…A vehicle was stopped and the occupants admitted to the reported disturbance, stating that it was a verbal disagreement…..No arrests were made…..

9:23pm,A report was received of a delivery truck that was travelling southbound on Washington Street, driving Carelessly, crossing the centerline as going over viaduct….Officer was unable to locate the vehicle….

11:39pm, Officers responded to a suspicious call that had come into the PD and made some rather strange comments to the PD Dispatch… Origin of the call was from the 1000 block of South Washington Street….The caller was contacted and Officers determined that the subjects were imbibing of alcoholic beverages and advised to quiet down….They stated that they would….

Numerous traffic stops and numerous continuing investigations were conducted, along with numerous building security checks. Chillicothe Police received 100 calls for service on 02/13/2019




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

02/14/2019

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OUR NEXT WEATHER EVENT ARRIVES FRIDAY

Even though temps will be in the 40’s and 50 early on today, don't put those snow shovels and winter gloves away just yet. The first of two rounds of weekend snow arrives late Friday morning. Right now the expectation is snow amounts ranging from 1 to 4 inches. The National Weather Service says a strong cold front will push through later today which will cause winds to switch back out of the North and northwest and that will certanly cool us back down and lows tonight are forecast to be in the lower teens and even the single digits in some areas and Wind Chills well below zero. Round two is expected to start Saturday night and continue through the day Sunday and end sometime Sunday night with similar snowfall totals.


FORMER CAMERON TEACHER INDICTED BY FEDERAL GRAND JURY

A former Cameron teacher has been indicted by a federal grand jury on Tuesday on child porn charges. The US Attorneys office for the Western District of Missouri says 39 year old William Derek Williams, 39, was indicted on three counts of producing child pornography.

Williams was previously a language arts teacher, however was a part-time high school multimedia instructor at the time of the alleged incident. According to Court records Williams allegedly produced child pornography involving three separate minor victims between January 2013 and September 2018. The case was investigated Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations division with assistance from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department.

 

ONE OF THE MEN HOSPITALIZED FOR CARBON MONOXIDE EXPOSURE AT AIRPORT HAS DIED

One of the men who had been hospitalized due to carbon monoxide exposure at Omar Bradley Airport in Moberly has passed away. Randolph County Coroner, Don Barrett, says 29 year old Aaron Herring, of St. Louis died over the weekend from carbon monoxide poisoning. An investigation determined the carbon monoxide at the privately owned hangar at Omar Bradley airport was the result of a malfunction of a heating unit February 5th  which resulted in the odorless and deadly carbon monoxide that quickly overcome then men working in the hanger Two other people, were also treated for exposure and later released from the hospital.

 

RALLS COUNTY CRASH SENDS THREE PEOPLE TO HANNIBAL HOSPITAL

The highway patrol investigated a one vehicle crash around 7:35 last (Wed) night  in Ralls County. 18 year old Abigail E. Miller of New London was eastbound on Highway V, a mile east of her hometown when the  vehicle slid off the roadway and struck an embankment. A passenger, 16 year old Anna M. Jones of New London received moderate injuries and was transported by Marion County Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital. The driver was also transported by ambulance to Hannibal Regional  Hosspital with minor injuries and another passenger identified as 17 year old Christian D Shobe was transporoted by private auto to the Hannibal Hospital with minor injuries. The Ralls County Sheriff’s Department and New London Fire Department assisted at the scene.

 

CALLAWAY COUNTY WRECK SENDS ONE TO HOSPITAL

The driver escaped injuries but a passenger wasn’t so lucky when the vehicle they were in slid off County Road 289 at County Road 271 in Callaway County just before 2:30 pm this (Wed) afternoon. The highway patrol said 21 year old Savanna HK Mosley of Auxvasse was not injuried, however a passenger 16 year old Nathan W. Nolan of Auxvasse was transported by Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.




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02/13/2019

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THREE VEHICLES, TWO DRIVERS, ONE MINOR INJURY IN TUESDAY MORNING CRASH

The highway patrol investigated an accident Tuesday morning in Marion County on US 36, 7 miles east of Monroe City that involved three vehicles, two drivers and resulted in one minor injury. According to the report, 19 year old Kaden L. Baker of Hannibal was eastbound when he lost control on the ice covered roadway and struck an eastbound SUV driven by 67 year old Thomas R. Lechtenberg of Quincy, IL. The Baker auto then went off the left side of the roadway and stuck an unoccupied vehicle parked on the eastbound shoulder. Baker had minor injuries and was transported by private vehicle to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment. The Marion County Sheriff’s Department, Palmyra & Monroe City Fire Departments along with the Monroe County Ambulance and Marion County Ambulance responded and provided on scene assistance. That wreck occurred just before 7:30 Tuesday morning.

 

CHILLICOTHE DRIVER INVOLVED IN WRECK IN SALINE COUNTY

The highway patrol reports a Chillicothe driver was involved in a single vehicle wreck in Saline County on Southbound US 65, south of Route BB around 5:20 AM Tuesday. 35 year old Mandy J. Stover of Chillicothe was southbound when her auto travelled off the right side of the roadway and struck a utility pole. Stover was transported to the hospital in Carrollton for treatment.

 

FOLLOW UP ON CHARITON COUNTY HOUSE FIRE

We told you yesterday morning about a fire south of Marceline that fire crews battled after the blasé was reported around 5am Monday at the home of David & Vicki Moore. The house is located south of Marceline on the west side of Highway 5, about 10 miles north of Keytesville. David Moore told KTVO the fire appears to be electrical in nature. He said he saw it start around the outlet where the basement deep freeze was plugged in. He tried to put out the fire himself, but the flames spread too quickly. He then ran upstairs to awaken his wife and get her out of the burning home.The couple lost almost everything in the fire, except a few photos. Assistant Marceline Fire Chief Brian Chrisman told KTVO the blaze rekindled Monday night, destroying what was left of the structure.No injuries were reported. Several Fire departments battled the blaze including Marceline, Keytesville, Mendon and Bynumville.

 

TEEN ARRESTED FOR MAKING THREAT VIA SNAPCHAT

Your Source KTVO & KTVO.com reports officials with the Ralls County R-2 School District notified the Ralls County Sheriff’s Department of an alleged threat towards Mark Twain Junior-Senior High School made via the social media app “Snapchat”. Deputies reviewed the postings and arrested Tyler M. Lanier, 17, of Center, MO.  According to authorities, Lanier, a student at the high school, remains in custody at last check pending the issuance of a warrant for 1st Degree Terroristic Threats. Other adults and a juvenile have also been interviewed as part of the investigation, which is on-going, and additional arrests are possible. Anyone with additional information about this matter is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

02/12/2019

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BROOKFIELD BOY DIES FROM FLU COMPLICATIONS

Linn County Coroner Kenny Creason said Monday the 11 year old Brookfield boy that died over the weekend died from the flu. Creason identified the boy as Jayden Royal and said the boy came down with the flu this past Wednesday. When his mother checked on him around 3:30 AM Saturday morning he was found unresponsive and that Royal’s mother performed CPR until emergency services arrived. Linn County Ambulance personnel transported the boy to Pershing Memorial Hospital where he died just before 4 AM in the emergency room. Creason said no foul play was suspected and that a complete autopsy was to be conducted late Monday morning.

 

FIRE DISTROYED HOME SOUTH OF MARCELINE MONDAY MORNING

Area fire crews battled a house fire Monday morning. According to eye witness accounts the home was located on highway 5, just south of Marceline in Chariton County. Fire crews were seen battling the blasé during the 5am hour Monday and it’s believed the home was a total loss. As of now, no other information has been made available.

 

FOUR FILE FOR TWO MARCELINE COUNCIL POSITIONS

The General Election for the City of Marceline will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.  This year, two (2) Councilpersons will be elected at large to service three (3) year terms.  Currently, those seats are held by Councilman Jeri Holt and Councilwoman Natalie Wellman.  Candidates vying for the open seats include incumbent Jeri Holt, and candidates Lacey Meissen, Mary Gibson, and Eric Thurman.  Once two of these four candidates are elected to the two open Council seats, they will be sworn in on the Monday following the election, April 8, 2019. Candidate filing for the April 2nd  election ended the middle of  January.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE REQUEST ASSISTANCE FROM FBI IN PLANNED PARENTHOOD FIRE

The Columbia Police Department has requested assistance from the FBI in investigating a fire at Planned Parenthood - Columbia Health Center. The Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to investigate a fire alarm at Planned Parenthood - Columbia Health Center, 711 N. Providence Road, at 4:06 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10. A small fire inside the structure was extinguished by the building’s sprinkler system. CPD was brought in to investigate after an assistant fire marshal determined the fire was suspicious in nature.

While the FBI will be assisting in the ongoing investigation, Columbia Police will remain the lead and all inquiries should be directed towards CPD. There is no additional information to release at this time but will be released as it becomes available.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE SERVE SEARCH WARRANT AND MAKE ARRESTS

Detectives with the Columbia Police Department served a search warrant at 2607 Eastwood Drive at approximately 12:30 p.m. this past Friday. The warrant was served with the assistance of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) due to the nature of the crime being investigated and to ensure public and officer safety. Once inside the residence officers’ located evidence related to a reported burglary and robbery. As a result of the investigation and search warrant, two subjects were arrested. 18 year old

David J. Galentine, of Columbia was arrested for Burglary 1st Degree, Robbery 1st Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Armed Criminal Action. He also had an outstanding Failure to Appear warrant. In addition, 21 year old Jamieon D. Parker, of Columbia was arrested for Burglary 1st Degree, Robbery 1st Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Armed Criminal Action. 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

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

 02/09/2019

Officers conducted numerous traffic enforcement stops, building checks, and responded to 62 calls for service.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

02/11/2019

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INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY INVOLVING DEATH OF BROOKFIELD JUVENILE

An investigation is continuing as to the cause of death of an eleven your old juvenile found unresponsive in a residence in Brookfield. The Brookfield Police Department said in a release that at 3:22 a.m. on Saturday morning February 9, 2019, the Brookfield Police Department responded to a local Brookfield residence in reference to an unresponsive juvenile. Upon arrival, officers located an eleven year old male juvenile unresponsive in the residence. Officers initiated lifesaving procedures until the arrival of Linn County Ambulance personnel. The juvenile was transported to Pershing Memorial Hospital and passed away at 0355 A.M. Saturday. An investigation was initiated into the cause of death. The identity of the child will be released at a later time pending notification of family members and the ongoing investigation. Assistance was provided by the Linn County Ambulance District, Pershing Memorial Hospital, Linn County Coroner’s Office, Linn County Juvenile Office, Linn County Prosecuting Attorney’s office and the Missouri Children’s Division.

 

BRUNSWICK TRUCK DRIVER INJURED IN LINN COUNTY ACCIDENT SATURDAY

The Highway Patrol reports a trucker from Brunswick received moderate injuries when his eastbound big-rig went off the right side of highway 36, struck a guardrail, a ditch and a tree in Linn County around noon, 1 mile west of Meadville. 63 year old Harold W. Goodwin was transported by Linn County Ambulance to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield for treatment. Meadville First Responders and the Linn County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.

 

MILAN DRIVER INJURIED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK

A Milan man was transported to an area hospital for treatment following a one vehicle wreck in Sullivan County. 74 year old Lanny R. Crawford was northbound on Highway RA, 7 miles northeast of Milan when he lost control on the ice covered roadway. His auto slid off the left side of the roadway, over a bridge, went airborne, landed in a creek and struck an embankment. Crawford was transported to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan with moderate injuries. That wreck occurred Saturday night around 7 o’clock.

 

PEDESTRIAN STRUCK BY CAR IN LANCASTER SATURDAY NIGHT

The Highway Patrol investigated an accident in Lancaster around 7 o’clock Saturday night where a pedestrian was struck by a car. According to the report, 17 y ear old Emily R. Buckalew of Lancaster was westbound on US 136 in Lancaster when her vehicle struck a 46 year old Christopher M. Cassidy of Lancaster who was walking in the westbound lane. Cassidy had minor injuries and was taken by Adair County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment. Schuyler County First Responders and the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.

 

FATAL ACCIDENT IN SALINE COUNTY SUNDAY

A Sweet Springs woman was pronounced dead following a single vehicle wreck on a slush covered roadway in Saline County Sunday afternoon. The patrol said 36 year old Erica E. Jones of Sweet Springs was northbound on MO 127 at 12:23 PM Sunday when her vehicle began sliding on the slush covered roadway. The auto travelled off the left side of the roadway and struck  warning sign post, became airborne and overturned, striking two embankments before coming to rest on its roof. The driver had moderate injuries and was transported to Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall for treatment. A passenger, 55 year old Sherri Jones of Sweet Springs was pronounced deceased on scene by the Saline County Coroner.

 

FATAL HOUSE FIRE IN AUDRAIN COUNTY SATURDAY

KMIZ.com reports one person died after a house fire in Audrain County Saturday morning. 

Paula Sites, 64, was found dead in the home in the 13800 block of County Road 208 around 9:30 a.m., according to Little Dixie fire officials.  A neighbor reported the fire at 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Authorities said when they arrived; the home was fully involved in the fire and required mutual aid. Officials with Boone County Fire Protection District said the district sent a tanker truck to the scene. Authorities did not find anyone inside the home on their initial search. Officials said damage to the home was too extensive to determine a cause of the fire. 

 

COLUMBIA POLICE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING FIRE AT PLANNED PARENTHOOD

The Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to investigate a fire alarm at Planned Parenthood - Columbia Health Center, 711 N. Providence Road, at 4:06 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10. The first arriving unit observed a light haze in the building and upgraded the call to a commercial structure fire, resulting in additional units being dispatched. Further investigation revealed that a small fire started inside the structure and the buildings sprinkler system extinguished it.  An Assistant Fire Marshal was requested to perform a fire origin and cause investigation. The investigation determined the fire was suspicious in nature so the Columbia Police Department was notified. There is no further information to release at this time due to the ongoing investigation. 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.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE THREATS

Columbia Police was called to the Columbia Mall, 2300 Bernadette Drive, at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 after receiving a call that there was an explosive device in the building. After an extensive search, no evidence of any explosive device was found. On Friday at approximately 7:45 pm

after receiving a call that a note found by a customer stated that there was an explosive device in the business at 900 Keene Street,  CPD evacuated the premises and searched the property with assistance from the Boone County Fire Protection District explosive detection K-9. No evidence of any explosive device was found. Anyone with information about either of these incidents is asked to contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS to remain anonymous.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE SERVE SEARCH WARRANT FRIDAY MORNING

Detectives with the Columbia Police Department Street Crimes Unit served a search warrant at 103 N. Greenwood Avenue at approximately 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 8. The warrant was served with the assistance of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) due to the history of calls and activity at the address and to ensure public and officer safety. Inside the residence detectives located methamphetamine. The narcotics investigation is ongoing and charges are pending. 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.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

02/08/2019

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WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM FRIDAY...

. . .Very cold wind chills. Wind chills as low as 20 below zero!!!

TWO LOCAL MEN CHARGED IN LATE NIGHT SHOOTING IN KIRKSVILLE

In a followup story, KTVO and KTVO.com reports two local murder suspects have now been formally charged in connection with a late-night shooting in Kirksville.

Andrew Head, 17, and Drake Zanoni, 18, both of Kirksville, are charged with Second-Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action in the shooting death of Izaiha J. McFarland, 17, also of Kirksville. The two suspects are being held on $1 million cash-only bond in the Adair County Law Enforcement Center.

ORIGINAL STORY

Kirksville Police had been investigating a fatal shooting that happened late Wednesday night. According to KPD, the shooting happened just before 11 p.m. in the 600 block of North Franklin Street. When officers arrived, they found Izaiha J. McFarland, 17, with a gunshot wound.  He was transported to Northeast Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.  Officers combed the area looking for a possible suspect or suspects. It was a very active scene for several hours. A few hours later, officers located the two people they believe are responsible for the shooting. Both were taken into custody and were being held at the Adair County Detention Center, pending filing of formal charges.

 

NORTH MISSOURI DAIRY DAY FAST APPROACHING NEAR LINNEUS

According to Reagan Bluel, field specialist in dairy with University of Missouri Extension, area dairy farmers have a great educational opportunity this winter in north Missouri. North Missouri Dairy Day is scheduled for February 18 at the University of Missouri Forage Systems Research Center located east of Linneus, and begins at 10:00 a.m. Bluel says "With every opportunity for education comes an opportunity to learn about things that will improve the bottom line on your farm and the profit that goes in your pocket," and "If you are a dairy farmer you need to make every effort to attend this training." Pre-registration is requested by February 15 by calling (417) 847-3161 or email BluelRJ@missouri.edu. University of Missouri Extension programs are open to all.

INVESTIGATION COMPLETE FOR CHAMOIS DRIVE FIRE IN COLUMB IA

The fire origin and cause investigation for the residential structure fire at 5405 Chamois Drive is complete.  Fire investigator, Assistant Fire Marshal Shawn McGruder, determined the fire originated in an office area just south of the front door to the home.  The fire is being ruled accidental.  Because there were several ignition sources in the area of origin and there was significant damage, a specific cause could not be determined.  However, a space heater and a shirt press cannot be ruled out as possible causes. McGruder estimates the loss at $131,250. 
ORIGINAL STORY
The Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 5405 Chamois Drive on Sunday, January 3, 2019 at 4:03am. First arriving units observed heavy fire coming from the roof and significant overall fire involvement at the home.  The responding Division Chief requested an additional company be dispatched based on radio traffic, prior to his arrival. Crews on scene deployed a pre-connected hose line and began an aggressive exterior fire attack.  The home had too much fire involvement to conduct an interior attack.  It took fire crews approximately one hour to bring the fire under control.  The home sustained significant damage. Neighbors indicated the home was not occupied at the time of the fire. Fire investigators are performing a fire origin and cause investigation.  More information will be released as it becomes available.Ten units from the Columbia Fire Department responded to this call.  There were no reported injuries.

 

PUBLIC HEALTH EXERCISE SCHEDULED FOR TODAY

The Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services Department (PHHS) is hosting public health agencies from 12 other counties for a smallpox mass vaccination clinic exercise. The event is taking place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Memorial Baptist Church at 1634 Paris Road in Columbia This is not a real threat nor a current concern, it’s an exercise to increase preparedness.This multi-county group regularly participates in tabletop or virtual exercises but does not often get the opportunity to participate in a functional exercise like this. In addition to the 13 counties, this exercise will include members of the Columbia/Boone County Medical Reserve Corps, local hospitals, Boone County Office of Emergency Management, senior or rehabilitative living facilities and nursing students from the area. There will also be staff from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the State Emergency Management Agency on site to observe the exercise. Participating public health agencies are from the following counties: Callaway, Cole, Boone, Montgomery, Osage, Miller, Audrain, Morgan, Cooper, Howard, Gasconade and Camden.





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02/07/2019 

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MAKE UP DAYS PILING ON SCHOOL CALENDARS

Area Students may thing its nice when school is forced to cancel classes because of the weather or any other type of event beyond the district’s control. But days missed now are usually added to the end of the school calendar. Most districts simply don’t have that many potential make up days available. Regardless, the 2018/2019 school year seems to be one for the record books anyway so what’s one more day?

                     

BROOKFIELD RESIDENTS INVOLVED IN CRASH WITH OTHER DRIVER LEAVING THE SCENE

The driver of a tractor trailer unit reportedly left the scene of a two vehicle wreck on US 36 at the Junction of Route O at Bevier around 1 0’clock Tuesday morning. The patrol said 26 year old Kasey A. Riggen of Brookfield was westbound and a westbound tractor trailer unit wass overtaking her auto. Riggen said the trailer of the unit struck her vehicle as the tractor trailer unit changed lanes resulting in the Riggen auto sliding into the median and coming to rest while the tractor trailer unit continued westbound and didn’t stop. Riggen was not injured; however 3 passengers all had minor injuries. They were identified as 32 year old Kristoffer L. Masuch of Brookfield, 20 year old Charles E. Moore of Brookfield and 26 year old Lacee M. Murphy of Brookfield. Murphy was transported by private vehicle to Pershing hospital in Brookfield while the other two occupants were transported by Macon County Ambulance to Pershing hospital. The Macon County Sheriff’s Department and Macon County Ambulance assisted at the scene.

                                   

MO DOT WORKER INVOLVED IN ACCIDENT

The people who are responsible for clearing the roads during bad weather also have difficulties sometimes. That was the case around 10 pm Tuesday night in Randolph County on Route F, east of Clifton Hill. 50 year old Brian E. Kribbs of Thomas Hill was busy plowing and treating area roads when his MoDot truck slid on the ice covered roadway, struck a ditch and overturned. Kribbs had minor injuries but refused medical treatment.

 

HIGHWAY PATROL BUSY WITH A NUMBER OF WEATHER RELATED CRASHES

The weather of the past few days has certainly been keeping area law enforcement busy with accident reports. Thankfully, most of those accidents have been a minor slid off type incident with no or just minor injuries.  With this most recent winter storm, areas of the state have been experiencing a variety of weather events including rain, freezing rain, wintery mix, snow, thunderstorms, high winds and flooding. Travelers are advised to follow weather forecasts for their travel areas and to consult MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map at modot.org before heading out the door. The map provides road conditions across the state and real-time traffic flow and traffic cameras on interstates.

Precipitation and low temperatures can create freezing and hazardous conditions on roadways and bridges. Ice can be very deceptive because it’s hard to see on the road. It’s easy for drivers to be caught off guard, especially if they aren’t paying attention and are driving too fast.Motorists should keep in mind that bridges and overpasses generally experience freezing conditions first. MoDOT encourages drivers to remember the following tips when driving in inclement weather:

·         Slow down and give yourself plenty of braking distance.

·         Steer and brake gently.

·         Accelerate slowly at intersections.

·         Allow plenty of space between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you.

·         Stay back 100 feet behind snow plows that may be spreading salt. Do not pass snow plows even when on a multi-lane road.




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02/06/2019

 

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THREE MEN OVERCOME BY CARBIN MOXNOIDE AT MOBERLY AIRPORT

Moberly Police report three men were hospitalized Tuesday after they were exposed to carbon monoxide at Moberly’s Omar Bradley Airport. According to a release, someone called 911 to report two unresponsive people at the airport around 11:30 a.m.

First responders arrived on scene to find a 29-year-old man from St. Louis and a 27-year-old man from St. Charles unresponsive. A 25-year-old man from Huntsville also became unresponsive after emergency medical services arrived on scene.

Police said the men were overcome by carbon monoxide exposure while inside the hangar. All three people were taken to a hospital, along with a Moberly firefighter who also suffered from carbon monoxide exposure. 

Randolph County Ambulance, the Moberly Fire Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol also responded to the scene.

 

HOWARD COUNTY WRECK CLAIMS LIFE OF FAYETTE MAN

A Fayette man died as a result of injuries in a head on collision on MO 5, one mile north of New Franklin around 10;49 PM Monday night. The patrol said 23 year old Joshua W. Brice was northbound and attempted to pass another vehicle and traveled into the path of a southbound auto driven by 24 year old Clay S. Walker of New Franklin and collided head-on. Brice was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Howard County  Coroner. Walker sustained serious injuries and was transported to University Hospital in Columbia.

 

RANDOLOPH COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

Randolph County Sheriff Mark Nichols recently released a complete report of things his officers have been involved with this reporting period …

*      On February 1st, deputies were dispatched to a structure fire on Highway 24. The deputies provided traffic control, until the fire was extinguished. 

*      On January 25th, Christopher Williams of Kansas City, Missouri was served a Randolph County warrant for a probation violation on a class B felony charge of violence to an employee of the Department of Corrections of to an inmate by an inmate. Bond set at $10,000 cash only. Williams remains in the Randolph County Jail in lieu of the required bond.

*      On January 28th, Garrett Thomas Day of Moberly was served two Randolph County warrants. Warrant one was a Municipal Division Warrant for failure to appear on an ordinance violation of a miscellaneous ordinance violation. Bond set at $125 cash only. Warrant two for failure to appear on an infraction of violate provisions of intermediate driver’s license or temporary instruction permit. Bond set at $200 cash only. Day posted the required bond and released

*      On January 28th, Tanner Lane Dowling of rural Clark was served a Randolph County warrant for failure to appear on a class C            misdemeanor charge of fail to stop for stop sign at stop line/before crosswalk/point nearest intersection. Bond set at $100 cash only. Dowling posted the required bond and released.

*      On January 28th, David W. Johnson of Moberly was served a Randolph County warrant for failure to appear on a class D misdemeanor charge of driving while revoked/suspended – 1st offense and an infraction of driver/front seat passenger failed to wear properly adjusted/fastened safety belt. Bond set at $160 cash only. Johnson posted the required bond and released.

*      On January 28th, Randall Tyler Stanfield of Moberly was served a Randolph County warrant on a class D felony charge of receiving stolen property. Bond set at $5,000 cash or surety. Stanfield posted the required bond.

*      On January 28th, John Fredrick Horswill of Moberly was served a Randolph County warrant on a class E felony charge of domestic assault – 3rd degree. Bond set at $3,500 cash or surety. Horswill was released on his own recognizance by the court.

*      On February 1st, Kyle Wayne Barton of Moberly was served a Randolph County warrant for failure to appear on a class A misdemeanor charge of resisting/interfering with arrest, detention or stop. Bond set at $1,500 cash or surety. Barton remains in the Randolph County Jail in lieu of the required bond.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

02/05/2019

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WEATHER MAY BE TODAY’S NEWS MAKER

The National Weather Service has issued ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TUESDAY TO NOON WEDNESDAY...                                                

* WHAT...Freezing rain expected. Total ice accumulations of up

  to two tenths of an inch expected.

* WHERE...Portions of central, north central and northeast

  Missouri.

* WHEN...From noon Tuesday to noon CST Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The hazardous conditions could impact the

  morning or evening commute.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain

will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads. Slow down

and use caution while driving.

 

IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS SLATED FOR KIRKSVILLE

A number of projects and improvements will soon be underway in the City of Kirksville. Your Source KTVO and KTVO.com reports that during a meeting Monday night, Kirksville City Council members voted unanimously to approve an agreement between the city and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to utilize a grant. The Transportation Alternatives Program Grant will be used to construct sidewalks along Baltimore Street from New Street, to Highway 6 West. According to council documents, in October 2018, city staffers submitted an application for an 80/20 grant for the construction of a multi-modal sidewalk along Baltimore Street from New Street, to Highway 6 West, and from Highway 6 West to Baltimore Meadows. In addition, crosswalks will be found at each intersection on Baltimore Street in the project area.The total cost of the project is estimated at $386,917.36. The grant will provide 80 percent, or $247,627.11 and the city will provide matching funds of 20 percent, or $139,290.25. In addition to approving that measure, council members also voted to submit an application to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Land and Water Conservation Grant Program. If that grant is approved, the funds will be used to construct a new playground at Rotary Park, ADA accessible sidewalks, park benches and trash cans.                                                                                                                                    The total project cost is currently estimated at $75,000. If awarded the grant will pay $37,500, leaving a balance of approximately $37,500 for the city to pay. If awarded, construction work is anticipated to begin in 2020

 

AT LEAST ONE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER CRASH INSIDE COLUMBIA CITY LIMITS

At least one person was taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash in Columbia on Monday.

KMIZ.com is reporting the crash happened just after 12 p.m. on Providence Road and Worley Street. The right southbound lane of Providence Road was blocked while first responders worked the scene. The vehicles sustained heavy damage, and airbags were deployed, according to Columbia fire officials. The crash cleared at approximately 1 p.m.

 

JANUARY BUSY TIME FOR LIVINGSTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox recently issued a news summary of activities his office was involved in the month of January.

Incidents:




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02/04/2019

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MAN DEAD AFTER BEING SHOT FRIDAY IN MEXICO

On Friday, February 1, 2019, at approximately 5:26PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 500 block of Muldrow in reference to a person who had been shot.  Responding personnel found a 27 year-old Mexico man who had been involved in an altercation and been shot one time.  The man was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital-Audrain where he later died. Officers are looking for the three teenagers who have been identified as being involved in the shooting.. The victim in the shooting on Friday, February 1st is Tajuan Williams.The Mexico Public Safety Department has still not located the three teenagers involved in shooting Williams. Other law enforcement agencies in this area and where it is believed the teenagers went have been notified. All three teenagers are wards of the State of Missouri. Two are 15 years old and one is 17 years old. The Division of Youth Services (DYS) has issued DYS Warrants to detain all three.

EXCELLO MAN BREAKS IN TO HOUSE TWICE

Your Source KTVO and KTVO.com reports an Excello Missouri man is facing a variety of charges following two separate break-ins at the same residence in Macon County, Missouri. Investigators said the crimes happened on January 28, 2019, and January 31, 2019, at a residence on Marshall Road outside Excello. The suspect is Troy Brown, 25, of Excello. He is charged with Trespassing, Burglary, Stealing and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The Macon County Sheriff's Office said Brown stole items including a china cabinet, precious moments figurines and a marble Top table. Investigators also learned Brown was trying to sell the stolen property on Facebook. During a search of Brown's residence, deputies say they found two glass pipes with what appeared to be drug residue.The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested the suspect January 31, 2019, in Randolph County after a description of Brown's vehicle was given to investigators.

MODERATE INJURIE FOR QUINCY WOMANS WHEN CAR MISSES DEER - STREEK A TREE.

A one vehicle wreck in Ralls County on MO 19, 3 miles south of Perry  saround 7:50 Sunday night sent a Quincy driver to the hospital with moderate injuries. According to the report, 23 year old Mia N. Monroe was northbound and swerved to avoid a deer. Here vehicle travelled off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree. Monroe was transported by Ralls County Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal. The Ralls County Sheriff’s Department and Ralls County First Responders assisted at the scene.

 

NEBRASKA DRIVER TAKEN TO MACON HOSPITAL FOLLOWING SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK

A Bellevue NB man was transported to Samaritan hospital in Macon for treatment of moderate injuries following a single wreck on US 36, 1 mile west of Anabel early Saturday morning. The patrol said the wreck occurred at 7:45 am Saturday morning when 76 year old lost control of his pickup on the frost covered road and the truck overturned and came to rest on its top. Assisting at the scene were the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Macon County Rescue Squad, Macon County Rural Fire and Macon County Ambulance Personnel.

POLO DRIVER IN DEKALB COUNY ACCIDENT

The patrol reports 18 Makenzie F. Garrett of Polo was westbound on US 36 west of Sharp Road, 1 mile west of Stewartsville when she lost control around 6:10 Sunday night. Her auto ran off the south side of the roadway, struck a ditch and came to rest in the medium. She was transported to Cameron Hospital by DeKalb County Ambulance. The Stewartsville PD assisted at the scene.

 

NCMC HOMECOMING/ALUMNI APPRECIATION SET FOR MONDAY

The North Central Missouri College Alumni Association and the NCMC Student Senate are hosting Homecoming / Alumni Appreciation Day on Monday February 4th at the Ketcham Community Center.  There will be a pre-game tailgate from 4:30pm-5:30pm in the Sugg room and the Lady Pirates tip off against Saint Mary JV at 5:30pm and the Pirates against Missouri Valley College JV at 7:30pm.  TJC/NCMC alumni classes will be recognized throughout the evening.  Free entry will be given for youth basketball players 12 and under.  Youth, middle school, JV and varsity basketball players that wear their team jersey will receive a ticket for a free popcorn or drink from the concession stand. Between games, the NCMC family of the year will be recognized and coronation will take place half time of the men’s game.  The theme for the event is, “Pirate for Life.”




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02/01/2019

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JAMESPORT RESIDENT FLOWN TO CHILDRENS MERCY IN SERIOUS CONDITION

A one vehicle wreck in Jamesport resulted in serious injuries for a passenger and minor injuries for the driver. The patrol reports 77 year old Larry C. Raymo of Jamesport was northbound on 320th Street, 5 miles south of Jamesport in Daviess County at 6:10 AM Wednesday (1/30/19) when he lost control on the ice covered roadway. The vehicle traveled off the west side of the road and struck a tree and came to rest against the tree off the west side of the roadway facing west. Raymo had minor injuries and was transported by Grundy County Ambulance to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton for treatment. The other occupant of the vehicle was 11 year old Ivan L. Miller of Jamesport who had serious injuries. He was transported to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City by Life Flight Eagle.

 

TWO VEHICLES INVOLVED IN CARROLL COUNTY CRASH THURSDAY MORNING

The patrols said both drivers has injuries from a two car crash in Carroll County Thursday morning around 8:10 AM. It occurred on MO 10, west of County Road 211. The report said an eastbound vehicle driven by 26 year old Jarrodd E. Ford of Carrollton struck another eastbound vehicle driven by 78 year old Charles H. Kallenberger of Norborne. The pickup Kallenberger was driving went off the right side of the highway and overturned. Kallenberger sustained minor injuries while Ford received moderate injuries. Both were transported by Carroll Coujnty EMS to  Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton for treatment. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the crash site.  

 

TWO CAR CRASH SLOWS TRAFFIC AT BUSY KIRKSVILLE INTERSECTION THURSDAY

Your Source KTVO and KTVO.com reports a two-car crash blocked part of a busy Kirksville intersection Thursday afternoon. It happened shortly after 1 p.m. at the intersection of Baltimore Street and Potter Avenue in Kirksville. Kirksville police officers at the scene told KTVO a small SUV was northbound on Baltimore, attempting to make a left turn, when it pulled into the path of an oncoming vehicle. The two vehicles collided in the intersection. No injuries were reported. Police said the driver of the SUV would likely be given a citation for failure to yield. Names were not included in that report.

 

MEXICO PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING VEHICLE THEFTS

On Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at approximately 3:14AM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the area of Bennington and Ringo Streets in reference to someone getting into parked vehicles.  Officers were unable to locate the suspect.  MPSD has been working with area residents and gathering information about the suspect’s actions through both eyewitness accounts and home security systems.  Change and personal items are what have been reported as stolen so far.  A compound bow in a black plastic case was recovered in the area, but Mexico Public Safety has been unable to identify the owner.  No vehicles were damaged during the thefts. Anyone with information about this or any other crime is asked to contact CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 392-TIPS or (800) 392-8477 or the Mexico Public Safety Department at (573) 473-5800 or (573) 581-2100.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY OF CALLS

January 30th,  2019




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01/31/2019

 

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STURGEON DRIVER & PASSENGER FROM COLUMBIA SERIOUSLY INJURED IN WRECK

Troop F of the Missouri State Highway Patrol reports two people sustained serious injuries in a single vehicle wreck in Moniteau County at 10:45 yesterday (Wed) morning. According to the report, 30 year old David A. Hashagen of Sturgeon failed to negotiate a right curve and his vehicle crossed the center of the road and traveled off the left side of the road. The driver overcorrected and the auto returned to the road, crossed the center once again and went off the right side where the auto struck a tree, came to rest in a ditch and then caught fire. The driver had serious injuries from the crash, as did a passenger, 20 year old Mellissa T. Hall of Columbia. Both were transported to University Hospital in Columbia by Emergency Medical Personnel. That crash happened on Missouri 179, north of Splice Creek Road in Moniteau County.

 

VACANT KIRKSVILLE HOUSE DISTROYED BY RAGING FIRE WEDNESDAY NIGHT

A raging fire burned a vacant Kirksville home to the ground late Wednesday night. It happened in the 1100 block of North Edgar Street in Kirksville. Your Source KTVO and KTVO.com reports the blaze was discovered just after 10 p.m. by a neighbor across the street who said she heard two explosions and then called 911 when she saw the the structure was on fire.  Assistant Kirksville Fire Chief David Rigdon said at the scene that the house was fully engulfed when fire crews arrived. He said flames were shooting out of the west side of the building. Rigdon said the house was in the process of being torn down. The structure eventually collapsed.  Rigdon said it was his understanding that the house had already been gutted so it didn't have a lot of structural support to begin with. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation. A piece of heavy equipment was brought in late Wednesday night to help firefighters dig through the rubble. Rigdon said the house still had an electric meter so it is possible it had electricity running to it. No one was injured during the incident. A crew from the Adair County Ambulance District was standing by at the scene as a precaution.

 

 




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01/30/2019

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ARTIC AIR ARRIVES

As early as late morning Tuesday area school districts were starting to call off classes for students today due to the frigid temperatures we’re now experiencing and that trend continued with increased frequency until nearly all school districts had cancelled classes for Wednesday. Community Colleges, State Universities and more were shutting down.  Even the U.S. Postal Service has suspended delivery in three states today due to extreme cold. Postal delivery operations are suspended for portions of Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. In addition, there will not be residential or commercial package pickup but the news release did say that retail operations at most local offices will be available, but could be limited.

 

TWO PICKUPS CO LLIDE IN SULLIVAN COUNTY TUESDAY

The highway patrol reports one driver had minor injuries was was to seek her own treatment following a two vehicle collision on Route M, 5 miles northwest of Green City in Sullivan county around noon Tuesday. 56 year old Janis L. Holt of Green City was eastbound when another vehicle operated by 65 year old Paul D. Perkins of Milan was southbound and stopped in a private drive, then pulled into the path of the Holt pickup.

BOONE COUNTY CRASH SENDS TWO LOCAL RESIDENTS TO HOSPITAL

Two people were transported by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment after a crash on Tom Bass Road, south of Meyer Foresees Blvd. The crash happened around 8:14 pm last night when a northbound car driven by 27 year old Lacey L. Sterling struck a woodchipper which had been hauled earlier by a pickup that experienced mechanical issues and was left unoccupied, parked in the northbound lane of Tom Bass Road. When Sterling’s vehicle struck the woodchipper becing hauled by the unoccupied truck, both vehicles came to rest in the northbound lane of the road as well. Boone County Ambulance personnel transported Sterling, the driver of the vehicle that struck the woodchipper to University Hospital with moderate injuries. A passenger in her vehicle, 44 year old Landon J. Albertson of Columbia was also transported to University hospital with serious injuries.

CHILLOCOTHE POLICE REPORT

January 28th,  2019

 




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01/29/2019

 

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BITTER COLD CONDITIONS – TAKE PRECAUTIONS

Dangerously Cold Wind Chills Expected Mid-Week as arctic high pressure builds south into the lower Missouri Valley area. This will bring the coldest air mass  of the season to our area and dangerously cold wind chills forecast Tuesday night into Thursday morning. Make sure you take extra precautions and if you’ll be traveling, make sure you’re prepared with blankets and a survival kit.

 

DRIVER INJURIED IN WRECK NORTH OF GLASGOW

The highway patrol investigated a single vehicle accident at 10 o’clock Monday morning on Route 5, 3 miles north of Glasgow. According to the report, 29 year old Mohamed N. Mohamd of Kansas City was driving the International truck when the vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned. The Chariton County Sheriff’s Department and Chariton County First Responders assisted at the scene. The driver sustained moderate injuries. Chariton County Ambulance personnel provided initial treatment and transported him to University Hospital in Columbia

 

TWO TAKEN TO HOSPITAL FOLLOWING MONTGOMERY COUNTY ACCIDENT

The patrol said the accident happened on I70 Westbound at the 182 mile marker in Montgomery County at 11:47 AM Monday morning. 18 year old Adia L. Buford of Florissant was westbound overtaking an 18 wheeler driven by 45 year old Jason Spies of Jacksonville, FL when she lost control and her vehicle travelled off the left side of the highway. Her vehicle then re-entered the main westbound lanes and struck the trailer unit, then her auto went off the left side of the road and hit a concrete median barrier. Buford and a passenger, 44 year old Lolita L. Buford of Florissant both had minor injuries and were transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. The other driver was not injured.

 

TWO ARMED ROBBERIES IN KIRKSVILLE SUNDAY NIGHT

KTVO & KTVO.com is reporting the Kirksville Police Department was dispatched to the 400 block of west Michigan St. in regards to two males who brandished a handgun and demanded money from the victim around 9 p.m. Sunday. According to police, the suspects took the victim’s cell phone and fled the area on foot.  Shortly after, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of west Dodson St. for another robbery involving two males brandishing a handgun and demanding money.  Again, the suspects were able to get away on foot with the victim’s cell phone. Both males were described as white and in their 20’s.  One male was around 5’04” and the other 5’08”.  Both males had their faces partially covered.  There were no reported injuries during the robberies.  Kirksville Police is asking anyone with information to please call. Anyone with information regarding this case or any suspicious activity is encouraged to contact the Kirksville Police Department at 660.785.6945, Central Dispatch at 660.665.5621, Adair County Sheriff’s Office at 660.665.4600 or anonymously at 660.627.BUST (2878).

 

TWO SHOT IN BOONE COUNTY SUNDAY NIGHT – SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

Two people were shot in Boone County Sunday night in a parking lot in the 5600 block of St. Charles Road. The highway patrol found the two shooting victims around 10:46 pm Sunday night when they pulled a car over on I-70 at the 89 mile marker in Cooper County.  One of the men had very serious injuries and the other victim received treatment and was released. Authorities had suspected 34 year old Michael Stapleton was the suspect in the double shooting and Stapleton turned himself in late Monday afternoon. The Boone County Sheriff's department said Stapleton was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a gun. That investigation is continuing.




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01/28/2019

TWO AMISH BROTHERS CHARGED WITH SEX CRIMES IN NORTH MISSOURI

Two Amish brothers from southeast Iowa are charged with multiple sex crimes in northern Missouri, where they used to live. Your Source KTVO & KTVO.com reports the two suspects are Alfred Yoder, 18, of Albia, Iowa, and Enos Ray Yoder, 21, of Bloomfield, Iowa. Both brothers face more than a half-dozen felony charges involving two underage female victims. Alfred is being held in the Monroe County, Iowa jail awaiting transfer to Daviess County, Missouri.  Enos Yoder has not been arrestd  yet as he’s currently attending a residential treatment program in Versailles, Missouri account to court documents. Investigators say in court papers that the crimes happened when the Yoder brothers lived with their family on Yale Avenue outside Hamilton, Missouri. The charges the two face include rape, incest, sodomy, child molestation, sexual misconduct involving a child under the age of 15 and statutory rape. Enos Yoder faces a total of eight charges. Alfred Yoder is charged with seven crimes. According to court documents obtained Friday, all of the crimes Alfred faces happened between February 2017 and September 2017. Investigators say the crimes Enos is charged with happened between November 2014 and March 2018. Court documents state that Enos admitted to investigators that he committed the crimes. Bond for the two men is set at $85,000 cash only.

 

BROOKFIELD HOME DISTROYED BY FIRE OVER THE WEEKEND

A local family reportedly lost everything in a house fire in Brookfield Missouri this past Friday, January 25th. The couple of two young children were awaken by smoke and flames, escaping with the clothes on their backs. The Brookfield Fire Department confirmed the house fire occurred on West Avenue in Brookfield. No injuries were report and no official word as to the cause of the blaze

 

MAN ARRESTED IN MACON COUNTY FOR DWI AND GOING THE WRONG WAY ON 4 LANE

A Louisiana man was arrested early Sunday morning in Macon County. A State Trooper arrested 48 year old Wyman W. Wheeler of Sicily Island, LA for DWI and driving the wrong direction on a four lane highway. That arrest was made at 2:51 AM Sunday in Macon County. Wheeler was transported to the Macon County Jail and later released.

 

TROOPERS ARREST MAN IN COOPER COUNTY FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING

Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested a man for 2nd degree drug trafficking in Cooper County Saturday. According to the patrol report, Zechariah Heryford of Galt, CA was pulled over around 5:30 p.m. Saturday night on I-70 and troopers became suspicious and called for the K-9 unit.  The K-9 alearted and that gave troopers probably cause to search the vehicle. They found 115 pounds of marijuana. White said Heryford was heading to the east coast from Nevada. He faces drug trafficking charges and at last word was in the Cooper County jail.

 

COLUMBIA PD INVESTIGATING HOMICIDE ON RANGE LINE STREET

Columbia Police was dispatched to a report of a single-vehicle crash Saturday morning at approximately 2:56 a.m. in the 3800 block of Range Line Street in Columbia. Officers arrived and found a vehicle with extensive damage. The driver and passenger were transported to a local hospital. The male passenger also had suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The deceased was identified as Dominick Roland, 25, of Columbia. Columbia Police Department detectives and crime scene investigators were called to gather information and process the crime scene. There is no suspect information to release at this time and the investigation is ongoing. If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS to remain anonymous.

 

BROOKFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING 01-26-2019

Brookfield Police Department recently released a number of arrests, investigations and more as part of their Brookfield Briefing posted on social media …




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01/25/2019

 

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La Plata Teen Injured in Macon County Wreck

A driver from Laplata was injured in a single vehicle wreck that occured on Thursday in Macon County at 2:20PM along US 63 about 5 miles North of Macon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol the accident occured when a Southbound vehicle driven by 16 year old Karisa Thompson slid off the left side of the roadway and struck a sign. She was transported to Samaritan Hospital in Macon by Macon County Ambulance for treatment of moderate injuries. Macon County Sheriffs Department and Macon County First Responders assisted at the scene.


Milan Man Killed in Head On Collision

One person was killed , and another person was injured in an accident that occured at 9:20 PM Thursday along Mo 6 about 5 miles East of Milan in Sullivan County. According to the Mo State Highway Patrol the accident occured as a vehicle driven by 71 year old Kenneth Morris was travelling Westbound in the Eastbound lane and collided head on with a eastbound vehicle driven by 35 yera old Fiston Muenyi of Kirksville. Keneth Morris was pronounced dead at the scene while Fiston Muenyi was transported by Sullivan County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment of minor injuries.








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01/24/2019

 

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Higbee Driver Injured in Randolph Co Accident

A driver from Higbee was injured in a single vehicle wreck that occured at 9:15 AM Wednesday along Route B three miles East of Higbee in Randolph County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol the accident occured when a eastbound vehicle driven by 25 year old Breann Tuggle overcorrected, ran off the left side of the roadway, and overturned. Shes sustained minor injuries and was treated at Moberly Regional Medical Center.


Truman Students receive Citizen Commendation Award


From KTVO.COM A potentially disastrous situation was avoided thanks to quick thinking on the part of three Truman State University students. Earlier this month Keegan Walsh, Benjamin Wingo, and Michael Grasing heard their neighbor yelling outside her home in the 1200 block of East Fillmore Street. There was a fire in their neighbor's kitchedn and they responded with a fire extinguisher and were able to put out the flames before the fire department arrived. On Wednesday, the Kirksville Police Department gave Walsh, Wingo and Grasing Citizen Commendation Awards for their actions. On top of putting out the flames, the three students took care of their neighbor, making sure she was warm and safe by wrapping her in a blanket and taking her to a warm car. Kirksville Police Chief Jim Hughes said Kirksville is lucky to have citizens like these three young men, who are good, caring people who look out for their neighbors and are willing to help.







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01/23/2019

 

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Callao Man Injured In Tuesday Morning Accident

A man from Callao was injured in a accident that occured about a half mile West of Callao on Highway 36 early Tuesday morning. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol a farm tractor driven by 50 year old Nathan Ford of Callao was travelling eastbound partially on the shoulder when another eastbound vehicle driven by 57 year old Dale Palmer of Clifton Hill began to slide due to hazardous road conditions and sruck the tractor in the rear. Nathan Ford was transported to Samaritan Hosptial in Macon by Macon County Ambulance for treatment of minor injuries. The Macon County Sheriffs Office and Callao Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Mexico Driver Killed in Randolph County Wreck

A Mexico driver was killed in an accident that occured along highway 63 about 2 miles North of Clark in Randolph County Monday afternoon. Accodring to authorities the accident occured when a Northbound vehicle driven by 19 year old Pate Shultz of Mexico drove over windblown snow that had drifted onto the highway causing her to loose control of the vehicle before travelling off the left side of the roadway into the median where the vehicle overturned ejecting the driver. Shultz was transported to University Hospital in Columbia where she succomed to her injuries and was pronunced dead a short time later.

Authorities ask for help finding northeast Missouri fugitive

FROM KTVO.COM Authorities are asking for your help in locating a wanted northeast Missouri man. The Lewis County Sheriff's Office is looking for Blake M. Brotherton, 27, of Ewing, Missouri. Brotherton is wanted on one count of 2nd-Degree Domestic Assault, a Class D felony. The sheriff's office said he assaulted a family member on January 16, 2019. Investigators said Brotherton has been in contact with law enforcement and is aware of his warrant, but he has refused to turn himself in. He may be in the Quincy, Illinois, area. Anyone with information regarding the location of Blake Brotherton is asked to contact the Lewis County Sheriff's Office at (573) 767-5287 or call their local law enforcement








LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

01/21/2019

 

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TODAY IS FEDERAL HOLIDAY

Today is Martin Luther King Jr Day and is an American Federal Holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is always observed on the 3rd Monday of January each year which is around Kings actual birthday, January 15th. Federal, State, County and even Local Government offices are closed today and no mail will be delivered.

 

FATAL FIRE IN COLUMBIA THURSDAY AND CREWS RESPOND TO FIRE CALL SUNDAY

Thursday Fatality Fire on Lakeview Avenue

The Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 1115 Lakeview Avenue on Thursday, January 17, 2019.  Initial information from the 911 center indicated someone may be inside. Units arrived less than five minutes later and observed heavy smoke coming from a single story residence.  Fire crews deployed a preconnected hoseline and performed an aggressive interior fire attack.  They located an occupant in the rear of the home, quickly removed them and began life saving efforts along with University Hospital ambulance personnel.  Unfortunately the subject was pronounced deceased at the scene. Assistant Fire Marshal’s Mike Bauer and Jim Pasley were dispatched to perform a fire origin and cause investigation.  The area of origin was the living room.  The cause was determined to be a candle.  There were no working smoke alarms in the home.  Damage to the structure is estimated at $16,000.  The Columbia Police Department is working to notify next of kin.  No additional information on the deceased will be released until those notifications are made. Eleven units from the Columbia Fire Department were dispatched to this call.  There were no other reported injuries.

Sunday Fire on East Broadway

Details surrounding a fire Sunday afternoon have not been made available at the time this report was issued, but a large amount of firefighting equipment was deployed to fight a fire at

4 Fyfer Place, just off East Broadway and East of Boone Hospital Center. Traffic was affected for sometime as firefighters worked to extinguish the blasé. Smoke was visiable for some distance as flames were shooting out windows. More information will be available later Monday.

 

MOBERLY POLICE & SCHOOL DISTRICT INVESTIGATING

The Moberly Police Department has been contacted in reference to Facebook and Snapchat posts, about a potential threat at the Moberly Middle School. The incident is currently under investigation by the Moberly Police Department and Moberly School District. Any individual who has information about the posts can contact the Moberly Police Department.

 

AMBULANCE DISTRICT MAKES DONATION TO MOBERLY POLICE DEPARTMENT

The Moberly Police Department recently posted a thank you to the Randolph County Ambulance District for a generous donation of medical supplies to be used by the Moberly Police Officers. The supplies provided include tourniquets, chest seals, and hemorrhage control bandages. All of these items are vital to have available in the initial response and first moments of a trauma incident.

 

MARCELINE POLICE NEWS BRIEF

The Marceline Police Department recently posted a new Police Brief on Soclal Media outlining various investigations, arrests and more. 

MAIN STREET MOBERLY TO HOST ANNUAL MEETING

Main Street Moberly will be holding their Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Presentation one week from tonight at the Bierman Small Event Center in downtown Moberly. Dinner will be catered by Pa Pa Rock BBQ and tickets are $20 each if purchased in advance or $25 at the door. The annual event will feature a year-in-review, board and officer installations, volunteer and business recognition and this year’s event will also have Michelle Greenwell, Tourism Specialist with the Moberly Area Chamber of Commerce as a guest speaker. For more information, contact Main Street Moberly at (660) 263-5251

NEWS FROM THE LIVINGSTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Steve Cox reports the following …

Incidents:

·         The LCSO has continued with child sex offense reported last week in helping family arrange safe exam and counseling.

·         The LCSO has been conducting several fugitive investigations in our county.

·         Over the weekend staff was busy assisting disabled motorists and people who had slid off the road or were stuck.

·         January 04 the LCSO began an investigation of theft of gift cards from an elderly victim. The investigation shows a female employee for the State of Missouri who was employed to assist the elderly victim had been in the victim’s home on or about December 21, 2018 at which time the gift cards disappeared. Further investigation shows video of the alleged suspect using the same gift card(s) at a local business in Chillicothe. The suspect has refused to speak with the LCSO and the employer has taken administrative action. We are seeking formal charge(s) on the suspect.

·         January 13 and 14 the LCSO began separate incidents of animal neglect where cattle are not being fed in the northwest part of the county. Information is being sent to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges.

·         January 15 the LCSO assisted with a 1 vehicle injury accident on Liv 230. The result of the accident investigation was an arrest for alleged DWI by the Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper.

·         January 16 the LCSO began an investigation on sex offender registration violation(s). A report is being completed and the case file submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges.

Most Wanted Updates:

·         January 14 added Brandi Lynn Glosser, 43, Chillicothe wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class D felony Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

·         January 14 added Vonda Kathlene Glosser, 35, Chillicothe wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class D felony Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

·         January 16 added Joshua C. Caudill, 31, Chillicothe wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class D felony Forgery violation.

·         January 16 add Kevin R. Head, 37, St. Joseph wanted on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class D felony Stealing.

·         January 16 added Andrew Scot Robinson, 22, Princeton wanted on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class D felony Stealing.

Arrests:

·         January 17 we arrested John Douglass Churan, 46, Hale at the LCSO when Mr. Churan surrendered on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class E felony DWI-persistent offender. Mr. Churan posted bond on the Livingston County warrant. Mr. Churan also posted bond on 2 Carroll County Failure to Appear warrants on traffic violation(s).

Citations:

·         January 11 a speeding citation was issued to a Lees Summit driver who passed a sheriff vehicle in the heavy snow storm for 80 in a 65.

·         January 15 a signal violation and driving while suspended citation was issued to a Carrollton driver.

Additional Information:

·         The LCSO remains short-handed as we have 1 vacant road deputy position. We are continuing to recruit applicants from across the state.

·         This week the LCSO has assisted the Missouri State Highway Patrol on multiple car accidents, helped stranded motorists, assisted other agencies with criminal investigations, and investigated a variety of fugitive cases, criminal investigations, civil process service, and administrative issues.

·         Currently the LCSO is holding 28 people in the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail, 6 of which are female detainees.

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




Local & Regional News Summary

01/18/2019

 

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WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT

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SNOW & BITTER COLD ON THE WAY-DRIVERS ADVISED TO STAY OFF ROADS

The Missouri Department of Transportation advises drivers to stay off the roads this weekend as bitter cold temperatures combined with another major winter storm will hit Missouri.

According to the National Weather Service, rain on Friday will give way to snow overnight and continue through Saturday. Forecasters say this will be a dry snow. Wind gusts could cause drifting. Behind the snow, temperatures are expected to drop significantly with wind chills in the single digits through Sunday in many areas of the state. Motorist planning to travel to the Chiefs game in Kansas City on Sunday should plan accordingly. MoDOT warns that because bitter cold temperatures are expected, the clean-up from this storm may be significantly longer than the clean-up from the event last weekend. In addition, chemicals used to treat the roads lose their effectiveness below 25 degrees. If you must travel, make sure you have a full tank of gas, extra blankets and gloves and provisions like water and snacks in the event of an emergency. For more information, call MoDOT at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or visit www.modot.org.

 

COLUMBIA AUTHORITIES ARE INVESTIGATING HOMICIDE

Columbia Police was dispatched to a report of shots heard on Thursday Jan. 17 at approximately 12:38 a.m. in the 3700 block of Weymeyer Drive in Columbia. Officers arrived and found a male who had been shot. Emergency medical personnel determined the victim was deceased and he was soon identified as20 year old Deonte Gainwell, of Columbia. Columbia Police Department Detectives and the Forensic Evidence Unit were called to the scene to gather information and process the crime scene.  There is no suspect information to release at this time. The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS to remain anonymous.

 

MANY AREA OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY IN OBSERVANCE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY

Most Federal, State, County and even City offices and more such as schools, banks and the like will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. City offices in Columbia will be closed as well. The regular City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Residential curbside recycling and trash will not be collected on the observed holiday and will be delayed by one day the remainder of the week. Residents can download the COMO Recycle and Trash app for collection day reminders and service notifications. Questions concerning collection schedule should be directed to the Contact Center at 573.874.CITY (2489). The landfill will also be closed on Monday. Go COMO, Columbia's public transit system, will not operate, and parking meter regulations will not be enforced on the observed holiday. Although administrative offices for both the police and fire departments will be closed, all other emergency services will be available. The City’s Activity & Recreation Center (ARC) will operate at normal hours on Monday, 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Please visit CoMo.gov/Utilities for phone numbers to contact staff regarding emergencies related to Water & Light, Sewer and Stormwater.

 

ANNUAL SCHOOL BUS INSPECTIONS SCHEDULED IN TROOP B AREA

On Monday, February 4, 2019, the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Motor Vehicle Inspection Division will begin the annual school bus inspections in the Troop B service area.  The final inspections will be completed on March 15, 2019.  The inspections will be completed at the various school districts across Troop B

 

BOATER SAFETY CERTIFICATION SCHEDULED

The Highway Patrol’s Water Patrol Division will conduct boater safety certification courses in Owensville and Montgomery City, during the month of March.  Participants are encouraged to bring a snack and lunch to the training. The first session will be in Montgomery City on Saturday March 9th at the Montgomery City Public Library, 224 North Allen St, Montgomery City, Missouri.  The second will ve in Owensville on Saturday, March 16th  at Peaceful Valley Lake Lodge, 3408 Peaceful Valley, Owensville, Missouri.  The course lasts from 9 to 4 each day. There is no fee for this course; however, students are required to pre-register online, as seating will be limited, and notification may be sent in the event the course is canceled. For more information, to register for the course, or to obtain a complete listing of where other courses are being offered, you may visit the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s website, www.mshp.dps.mo.gov. Select "Boat Safety Education & Certification" found under the "Training" heading. Missouri law requires any person born after January 1, 1984, to carry a boating safety certification card along with a picture ID anytime they operate a vessel, which includes personal watercraft, on Missouri lakes. Any student who successfully passes this course will be eligible to order the boating safety certification card, which costs $15.

 

CULVERT REPLACEMENT PROJECT IN HOWARD COUNTY

Missouri Department of Transportation crews will replace culvert pipes on two Howard County roads next week:




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

01/17/2019

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PLANS CALL FOR CAMERON PRISONS TO BE CONSOLIDATED

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

 

SERIOUS INJURIES FOR AREA TRUCKER

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

 

ICE COVERED ROADWAY BLAMED IN PUTNAM COUNTY WRECK

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

 

MODERATE INJURIES IN RANDOLPH COUNTY ROLLOVER CRASH

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

SEVERAL PEOPLE INVOLVED IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY WRECK TUESDAY NIGHT

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

 

THREATS TO BOMB HOSPITAL LANDS MAN IN JAIL

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




Local & Regional News Summary

01/16/2019

 

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SLICK ROADS AGAIN THIS MORNING!

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

 

RALLS COUNTY MAN ARRESTED FOR STABBING WIFE

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

SLICK ROADS TO BLAME FOR PUTNAM COUNTY SINCLE CAR ACCIDENT

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

LAPLATA MAN ESCAPES BEFORE VEHICLE BURST INTO FLAMES

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

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


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

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




Local & Regional News Summary

01/15/2019

 

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SLICK ROADS REPORTED THIS MORNING ACROSS THE AREA

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

 

SHELBY COUNTY ACCIDENT

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

 

HOWARD COUNTY HEAD-ON COLLISION

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

 

MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING LIFESTOCK

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

 

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Local & Regional News Summary

01/14/2019


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NORMALCY STARTS TO RETURN DUETO IMPROVED ROAD CONDITIONS

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

 

NUMEROUS WEATHER RELATED TRAFFIC CRASHES

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

 

COLUMBIA HARD HIT BY WINTER STORM TRYING TO RESUME NORMAL OPERATIONS

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

01/11/2019

 

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- WINTER STORM WARNINGS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT


WINTER WEATHER EXPECTED FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT

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

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

 

CAR COLLIDES WITH TRAIN IN RALLS COUNTY

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

 

VEHICLE STUCK IN MUD RESULTS IN ARREST FOR BURGLARY

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

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

WORK CONTINUES ESTABLISHING MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM IN MISSOURI

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

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


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

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

 

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

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

 

Or personally delivered during business hours to:

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

 

2019 AREA 2 FFA GREENHAND MOTIVATIONAL CONERENCE HELD IN TRENTON

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


LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

01/10/2019

RANDOLPH COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTY IN WRECK WHILE PURSUING SUSPECT

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

 

TRENTON DRIVER HURT IN CALDWELL COUNTY WRECK

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

 

CRIME SPREE COMES TO END WITH SUSPECTS ARREST

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

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

 

COMMENTS REQUESTED ON NEW STREET LIGHTS FOR THE DOWNTOWN COLUMBIA AREA

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

01/09/2019

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

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

 

THREE VEHICLES INVOLVED IN CLARK COUNTY ACCIDENT

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

 

HAIRSTYLIST INDICTED BY GRAND JURY

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

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

 

PEDISTRIAN STRUCK BY VEHICLE IN KIRKSVILLE

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

01/08/2019

ROBBERY SUSPECT IN CUSTODY-MORE ARRESTS EXPECTED

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

POLICE OFFICERS WIFE ACCUSED OF STEALING THOUSANDS FROM EMPLOYER

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

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

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY SUSPECTS IN DOUBLE HOMICIDE IN COURT MONDAY

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

 

 

CALLAWAY COUNTY AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING HOMICIDE

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

 

FARMERS ELECTRIC SPONSORING 56TH ANNUAL ESSAY CONTEST

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

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

Sunday, January 6th




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

01/07/2019

KEYTESVILLE WOMAN RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES IN FRIDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

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

 

KAHOKA DRIVER KILLED LATE SATURDAY NIGHT-PASSENGER IN SERIOUS CONDITION

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

 

PRINCETON DRIVER INVOLVED IN MERCER COUNTY WRECK

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

 

BOONVILLE DRIVER SUSTAINED MINOR INJURIES IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH

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

RAYTOWN DRIVER IN COOPER COUNTY WRECK

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

 

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

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

 

WAVERLY MAN ARRESTED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

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

 

MEMPHIS MAN DIES AFTER CRASHING INTO DES MOINE RIVER

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

 

BROOKFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING

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

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

01/04/2019

 

NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL SWORN IN AT JEFFERSON CITY

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

 

MOBERLY POLICE TAKE PERSON INTO CUSTODY WITHOUT INCIDENT THURSDAY AFTERNOON

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

 

INVESTIGATION CONTINUES REGARDING SOUTH DAKOTA WOMAN KILLED IN i70 SHOOTING

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

01/03/2019

 

 

ARMED ROBBERY AT MEXICO CASEY’S

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

 

PATROL REPORTS 8 FATALITIES OVER NEW YEAR’S COUNTYING PERIOD

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

 

MINOR INJURIES FOR MILAN DRIVER

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

 

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

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

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

Tuesday, January 2nd

 

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

01/02/2019

FOUR ARRESTED AND IN CUSTODY FOR DOUBLE HOMICIDE IN MOBERLY

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

MOBERLY MAN INVOLVED IN FATAL ACCIDENT INVOLVING PEDISTRIAN

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

COLUMBIA AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATE SHOOTING 

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

MEXICO WOMAN INJURED IN AUDRAIN COUNTY CRASH NEW YEARS DAY

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

MEXICO MAN ARRESTED AFTER CHASE BY AUTHORITEIS

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

LIVINGSTON COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT REPORT

Cause of Hunter's Death Under Investigation

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

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

Incidents, Arrests and MORE

Incidents:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

12/31/2018

MOBERLY POLICE INVESTIGATING WHAT APPEARS TO BE A DOUBLE HOMICIDE

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

 

SOUTHEAST IOWA MAN DEAD IN ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING IN NORTH MISSOURI

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

 

BROWNING MAN INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK

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

 

ONE INJURED AFTER VEHICLE COLLIDES WITH DEER

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

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

 

MINIMUM WAGE GOES UP JANUARY 1St IN SEVERAL STATES

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

12/28/2018

PSC APPROVES NATURAL GAS RATE REDUCTION FOR AMEREN MISSOURI CUSTOMERS

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

 

KIRKSVILLE ATTORNEY FACING CHARGES

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

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

 

IOWA WOMAN INJUIRED IN DAVIESS COUNTY WRECK

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

 

RALLS COUNTY CRASH RESULTS IN MINOR INJURIES FOR THREE PEOPLE

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

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

12/26/2018





LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

12/27/2018

POLICE MAKE ARREST IN COLUMBIA STABBING OF ELDERLY MAN

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

 

NINE TRAFFIC FATALITIES OVER CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY COUNTING PERIOD

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

CHILLICOTHE ARREST MAN CHRISTMAS MORNING

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

 

RESIDENTIAL FIRE IN COLUMBIA

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

 

MONTGOMERY CITY MAN IN ACCIDENT

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

 

5TH ANNUAL ICE FISHING WORKSHOP SCHEDULED IN HUNNEWELL

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

12/26/2018

 

FATAL WRECK IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY CHRISTMAS EVE

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

 

STOLEN TRUCK REPORTED TO BROOKFIELD POLICE

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

 

CRASH SOUTH OF MADISON SATURDAY

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

 

GREENTOP DRIVERS INVOLVED IN WRECK

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

 

BROOKFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING

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