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September 13th, 2019

THE BATTLE FOR THE BELL AT BURLINGTON FIELD TONIGHT ON KZBK

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

 

SILVER ADVISORY CANCELLED BY PATROL FOR AREA WOMAN A

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

 

ATLANTA WOMAN INJURED IN ACCIDENT ON US 36

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

 

SCHYULER COUNTY FATALITY

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

 




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September 12, 2019

JAMESPORT MAN INJURIED IN CRASH

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

 

 NOVINGER MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

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

MORE THAN TWO DOZEN INDICTED FOR INVOLVEMENT IN CAMERON PRISION RIOT

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

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

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

 

MACON COUNTY BRIDGE OPENED AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

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

 

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September 11th, 2019

NEVER FORGET SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2001 – PATRIOT DAY!

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

 

TWO CLARENCE MEN INVOLVED IN HEAD ON CRASH

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

 

TWO VEHICLES COLLIDE IN AUDRAIN COUNTY

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

 

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

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

FEMA REGISTRATION DEDLINE HAS ENDED BUT HELP REMAINS

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

HELP FOR FEELING STRESSED AVAILABLE

FREE DISASTER LEGAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

 

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

PERSHING DAYS THIS WEEKEND IN LACLEDE

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




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September 10, 2019

KIRKSVILLE WOMAN HITS HUSBAND WITH SUV

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

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

 

PASSENGER ON MOTORCYCLE EJECTED WHEN BIKE COLLIDES WITH DEER

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

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

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

HOLT SUMMIT WOMAN HURT IN UTV ACCIDENT IN CALLAWAY COUNTY

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




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September 9, 2019

FOUR PEOPLE ARRESTED & FORMALLY CHARGED AFTER SEARCH WARRANT EXECUTED

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

MILAN MAN TREATED AT LOCAL HOSPITAL FOLLOWING ROLL OVER ACCIDENT

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

ATV CRASH SENDS MAN TO KIRKSVILLE HOSPITAL

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

MOBERLY MAN QUICKLY ARRESTED AFTER FLEEING POLICE ON BICYCLE

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

KIRKSVILLE MAN SENTENCED IN FEDERAL CHILD PORN CASE

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

RANDOLPH COUNTY SHERIFF’S WEEKLY REPORT

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

 




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September 5th 2019

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

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

 

o Online at DisasterAssistance.gov

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

 

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

 

ADAIR COUNTY FIRE CREWS BUSY 

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

 

SIGN FIRE ON NORTH BALITMORE STREET IN KIRKSVILLE

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

 

CAR FIRE IN MEXICO

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

 

WARRANT FOR SECOND SUSPECT IN SEPTEMBER 2ND SHOOT ISSUED

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

 

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09/03/19

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

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

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

Missouri law states:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are many styles of child safety seats from which parents may choose. Infant seats are designed for children up to 22-30 pounds depending on the seat manufacturer. This type of seat should be placed into a vehicle so the infant faces rearward in a semi-reclined position. It is important to remember rear-facing infant seats should NOT be used in a front passenger seat equipped with an active air bag. If deployed, an air bag could hit the infant seat and injure or kill the baby. Airbag or not, the back seat is the safest place for a child. Convertible child safety seats are designed for children from five pounds up gfffffto 40 - 80 pounds, depending on the manufacturer. Like all seats, they have manufacturer’s labels on the side indicating the maximum height and weight of the seat. They recline and face rearward in an infant position, and convert to sit upright and face forward for the toddler position. Most newer convertible seats can hold children who weigh up to 35 or 40 pounds in the rear-facing position. NHTSA recommends keeping children rear facing until they reach the maximum height and weight for the car seat. The child can then be turned around forward facing. Booster seats are designed for children who have outgrown other safety seats and must be used with an adult lap and shoulder belt. Lap/shoulder belts are designed for children who are at least 4' 9" tall or 80 or more pounds. Make sure the lap belt stays low and snug across the lower hip/upper thigh area, and the shoulder belt does not cross the face or the neck. For safety reasons, the Missouri State Highway Patrol discourages the purchase of child safety seats at a garage sale or other second-hand outlets. Also, a safety seat that has been in a vehicle during a traffic crash should be replaced. There is no one "safest" child safety seat. Use the one that fits your child, fits in your vehicles correctly, and one that you will use correctly every trip, every time. For more information about the proper use of child restraint systems or to schedule a child safety seat inspection, contact the nearest Missouri State Highway Patrol troop headquarters and ask for the public information and education officer, or visit
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09/04/2019

 

MAN BREAKS OUT OF MERCER COUNTY JAIL … TWICE!

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

 

PATROL MAKES DRUG BUST IN CALLAWAY COUNTY

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

 

LABOR DAY WEEKEND RESULTED IN 5 DEATHS STATEWIDE

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

 

QUEEN CITY MAN SERIOUSLY HURT WHEN UTV OVERTURNS ON HILLSIDE SUNDAY

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

 

SHELBYVILLE WOMAN PARTIALLY EJECTED IN CRASH SATURDAY NIGHT

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

 

UNIONVILLE MAN TAKEN TO CENTERVILLE, IOWA HOSPITAL AFTER CRASH

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

 

PALMYRA MAN DIES FROM INJURIES AFTER SINGLE CAR CRASH SATURDAY MORNING

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

 

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




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09/03/2019

PARENTS ARRESTED ON MURDER CHARGES INVOLVING DEATH OF SON

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

EDINA MAN ARRESTED

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

SHELBY COUNTY MAN ARRESTED ON NUMBER OF CHARGES

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

 

DRUG ARREST IN MERCER COUNTY

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

 

WESTRAN FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT WORKS HAY BARN FIRE

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


TWO PEOPLE SHOT ON I-70 IN COLUMBIA MONDAY NIGHT

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

 

LINN COUNTY CRASH MONDAY SENT BROOKFIELD MAN TO HOSPITAL

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

 

HOWARD COUNTY WRECK SUNDAY

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

 

TRAGIC DEATH OF ONE YEAR OLD BOY IN CALDWELL COUNTY SATURDAY

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

 

QUEEN CITY MAN SERIOUSLY HURT WHEN UTV OVERTURNS ON HILLSIDE SUNDAY

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

 

SHELBYVILLE WOMAN PARTIALLY EJECTED IN CRASH SATURDAY NIGHT

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

 

UNIONVILLE MAN TAKEN TO CENTERVILLE, IOWA HOSPITAL AFTER CRASH

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

PALMYRA MAN DIES FROM INJURIES AFTER SINGLE CAR CRASH SATURDAY MORNING

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

TRENTON TRUCKER SERIOUSLY INJURED FRIDAY MORNING IN SULLIVAN COUNTY

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

KIRKSVILLE MAN IN JAIL AFTER TWO BAR ASSAULTS

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

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

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

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

LIVINGSTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

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

Incident Reports:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Most Wanted Updates:

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

Arrests:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zaki:

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

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

Citations:

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

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

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

Additional Information:

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

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

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

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

 




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08/30/2019

GRANT WILL ALLOW MODOT TO REPLACE 40 RURAL NORTHERN MISSOURI BRIDGES

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

LIMITED ROAD CONSTRUCTION DURING LABOR DAY WEEKEND

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

POLICE CHIEF IN UNIONVILLE KEEPS JOB DESPITE PLEADING GUILTY TO DWI

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

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE ANOTHER SHOOTING

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

FARM SPRAYER AND CAR COLLIDE IN DAVIESS COUNTY ACCIDENT

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

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL KICKS INTO FULL GEAR TONIGHT WITH OPENING WEEK

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

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

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

LOTS GOING ON THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND …

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






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August 28th 2019

LAPLATA DRIVER IN ACCIDENT

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

KIRKSVILLE MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER TO ASK FOR REDUCED BOND

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

BALLOON DERBY THIS WEEKEND

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

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

GRAVES ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR RURAL NORTH MISSOURI BRIDGES

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

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

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




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August 27th, 2019

LAREDO DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURIED IN ACCIDENT SUNDAY NIGHT

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

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

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

SHELBINA PD MAKES DRUG ARREST SATURDAY MORNIGN

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

KIRKSVILLE MAN ARRSTED  FOR KIDNAPPING AND DOMESTIC ASSAULT

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

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING ON NORTHSTADIUM

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

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

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

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE FATALITY ACCIDENT SATURDAY

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



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08/26/2019

ROTHWELL WOMAN HEADED TO PRISON FOR A LONG TIME

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

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

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

GRAZING SCHOOL SCHEDULE FOR SEPTEMBER

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

RANDOLPH COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

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




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08/26/2019

ROTHWELL WOMAN HEADED TO PRISON FOR A LONG TIME

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

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

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

GRAZING SCHOOL SCHEDULE FOR SEPTEMBER

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

RANDOLPH COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

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




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08/23/2019

BIG RIG CRASH SHORTLY BEFORE 5 PM THURSDAY ON US 36

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

DEADLINE FOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO FLOODED FARMS APPROACHING

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The complete audit can be found here.

 

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

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

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES LEGISLATION

HB 243/544 -- VICTIMS OF CERTAIN OFFENSES

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

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

HB 355 -- OFFENSES INVOLVING CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE
FACILITIES

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

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

HB 397 -- PROTECTION OF CHILDREN

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

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

HB 499 -- RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION

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

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

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

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

HB 604 -- PREVENTION OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT IN SCHOOLS

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

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

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

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

HB 694 -- RAP BACK

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

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

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

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

HB 812 & HB 832 -- MEMORIAL HIGHWAYS

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

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

HB 898 -- SPECIALTY LICENSE PLATE

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

HB 926 -- DEALER LICENSE PLATES

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

SCS/SB 1 -- EXPUNGEMENT

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

SB 30 -- FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELT

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



SB 89 -- RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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August 22nd, 2019

CALDWELL COUNTY SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH

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

DONATIONS PRESENTED TO GRUNDY & LIVINGSTON CO BACKBACK BUDDIES PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES SPECIAL SESSION TO ADDRESS MOTOR VEHICLE SALES TAX ALLOWANCES

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

 CITY OF COLUMBIA ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

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

CHILLICOTHE POLICE NEWS SUMMARY

Chillicothe Police conduct well being check

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

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August 21st, 2019

LINN COUNTY VOTERS ELECT NEW SHERIFF IN SPECIAL ELECTION TUESDAY

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

THREE QUINCY RESIDENTS HOSPITALIZED AFTER CRASH ATTEMPTING TO FLEE LAW ENFORCEMENT

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

CENTRALIA AND BOONVILLE DRIVERS INVOLVED IN CRASH ON INTERSTATE

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

SULLIVAN COUNTY ROUTE 6 WEST YELLOW CREEK BRIDGE NOW OPEN 

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

BROOKFIELD CHAMBER HOSTING TWO RIBBON CUTTINGS THIS WEEK

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

MOBERLY WATER REPAIRS

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




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August 20th, 2019

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

TODAY IS SPECIAL ELECTON DAY FOR LINN COUNTY RESIDENTS

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

FLOODING HAS CLOSED U.S. ROUTE 65 AGAIN 

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

PUTNAM COUNTY BRUSH CREEK BRIDGE PROJECT SET TO BEGIN

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

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

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

 




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August 19th, 2019

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

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

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

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

TRENTON WOMAN RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES IN UTV ACCIDENT IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY

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

TWO VEHICLES COLLIDE IN DAVIESS COUNTY FRIDAY

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

 

TWO INJURIED IN EARLY MORNING CARROLL COUNTY CRASH SATURDAY

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

 

TWO WITH MINOR INJURIES AFTER RANDOLPH COUNTY CRASH

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

 

SULLIVAN COUNTY ONE CAR ACCIDENT

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

 

MOBERLY WOMAN TREATED FOR MODERATE INJURIES AFTER SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH

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

 

VEHICLE CATCHES FIRE AFTER GOING OFF ROAD AND STRICKING A FENCE

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

 

TROOP B TROOPERS MAKE SEVERAL ARRESTS OVER THE WEEKEND

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

 

HONORARY TROOPER CERTIFICATE PRESENTED TO MACON RESIDENT

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




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August 16th, 2019

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

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

 

NO INJURIES FOR KCMO DRIVER IN ADAIR COUNTY SINGLE VEHICLE

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

 

BODY FOUND IN SALINE COUNTY LAKE IDENTIFIED

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

 

RADAR SPEED DISPLAY TRAILER IN KIRKSVILLE 

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





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August 15th, 2019

PLANE MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING IN BEAN FIELD NEAR MILLARD

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

TWO KILLED IN CRASH AT CAMERON

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

THIRD DEKALB COUNTY FATALITY IN TWO DAYS

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

 

LEXINGTON DRIVER HURT IN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CRASH

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

 

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

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




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August 14th, 2019

COLUMBIA REGIONAL AIRPORT DISASTER DRILL TODAY

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

KIRKSVILLE MAN RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES WHEN CAR COLLIDED WITH DEER

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

NEW CAMBRIA MAN ARRESTED IN CHULA

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

 

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August 13th, 2019




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August 13th, 2019

CRASH MONDAY MORNING RESULTS IN SERIOUS INJURIES FOR CALLAO MAN

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

 

MEXICO PUBLIC SAFETY RESPONDS TO SHOTS FIRED CALL

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

MEXICO ELECTRICAL FIRE CALL

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

MODOT ISSUES ANOTHER EXTENSION OF WEIGHT ALLOWANCE

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

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

BE ALERT FOR BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY CHALLENGES

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


For Drivers:

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

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

CHILLICOTHE POLICE WEEKEND CALL SUMMARY

Friday, August 9th

Saturday, August 10th

Sunday, August 11th

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

LIVINGSTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

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

Most Wanted:

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Additional Information:

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




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August 12th, 2019

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

COATES STREET PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH STEEPLE DAMAGED BY LIGHTENING SUNDAY

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

KIRKSVILLE MAN CHARGED IN DEATH OF 11 YEAR OLD HURDLAND GIRL

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

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

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

HURDLAND MAN DEAD AFTER MOTORCYCLE COLLIDES WITH DEER SUNDAY MORNING

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

BROOKFIELD MAN IN WRECK ON I-35

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

CAR/DEER COLLISION SUNDAY MORNING

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

SUNDAY MORNING CRASH RESULTS IN MODERATE INJURIES FOR MADISON MAN

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

 

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

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

GREENCASTLE MAN INJURED IN SATURDAY MORNING CRASH

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

RANDOLPH COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

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




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August 09th, 2019

 

UNIONVILLE MAN TAKEN TO KIRKSVILLE HOSPITAL FOLLOWING CRASH

The highway patrol said 63 year old Joseph W. Koenen of Unionville sustained moderate injuruies when the front left tire on his vehicle blew out resulting in the auto going off the ridge side of the road where it collided with the ground and overturned. Koenen has moderate injuries and was transported to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment. It happened on US 136, five miles west of Lancaster at noon Thursday.

SCHUYLER COUNTY AUTHORITIES SEARCHING FOR QUEEN CITY MAN

A story on Your Source KTVO and KTVO dot com says the Schuyler County Sheriff's Office is currently searching for Dennis Collis, Jr., of Queen City, Mo. He is wanted on an arrest warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance and absconding from a court order.  Collis, Jr. is known to have ties around the Ottumwa and Centerville, Iowa, areas as well as Schuyler County.  If you see Dennis Collis, Jr., you are asked to contact your local law enforcement or the Schuyler County Sheriff's Office at 660-956-9493. The Sheriff's Office also wants to remind everyone that anyone caught harboring him or hindering his arrest could also be charged with a crime.

US ROUTE 65 FINALLY REOPENS

The water has finally retreated from U.S. Route 65 south of Carrollton and the roadway to Waverly has reopened. Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation have worked to clear debris and prepared the roadway for reopening as floodwaters receded. With water fully off the road, crews were able to clean off the last bits of debris, broom the surface, and reopen the roadway this week to all traffic. Crews closed the roadway due to high water over the road in May 2019 and monitored water levels over the ensuing weeks. Despite the high water on the roadway for an extended period, the road’s surface only required minor repairs and debris removal. One final route remains closed in Carroll County due to the effects of this spring’s flooding, though no water is over the roadway. The Branch of Turkey Creek Bridge on Route C sustained significant damage that will need repair before the roadway can reopen. A bridge rehabilitation project on U.S. Route 65 continues on the southern edge of Carrollton over Wakenda Creek with daily lane closures and a 15-foot width restriction. Crews from Lehman Construction LLC were able to begin the project in mid-June and expect to wrap up their work by the end of September.

ASSISTANCE DEADLINES APPROACHING

Missouri Residents and business owners affected by the April 29–July 5 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding have until September 9 to apply for federal disaster assistance.

Disaster assistance is available from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration, the federal government’s primary source of funding for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property.

There are four ways to register:

Individuals and households that sustained damage or loss in any of the following 26 counties are eligible to register: Andrew, Atchison, Boone, Buchanan, Callaway, Carroll, Chariton, Cole, Greene, Holt, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lewis, Lincoln, Livingston, McDonald, Miller, Newton, Osage, Pike, Platte, Pulaski, St. Charles and Saline.  

SBA helps homeowners and renters, businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property.

Individuals have until September 9 to return SBA low-interest disaster loan applications for physical property damage. The filing deadline for businesses to submit loan applications for economic injury is April 9, 2020.

Apply for an SBA low-interest disaster loan:


KETCHAM COMMUNITY CENTER CLOSED THIS WEEKEND – GYM CLOSED THROUGH AUGUST 17th

The Ketcham Community Center on the North Central Missouri College campus in Trenton, Missouri will be resurfacing the gym floor August 9-17 as they do each year and the Center will close at 12:00 p.m. today and will be closed through Sunday, August 11th. The Ketcham Center will reopen for regular hours on Monday, August 12th for regular business hours for track, cardio, and strength machines. The gym, however, will continue to be inaccessible through August 17. For questions regarding the Ketcham Community Center please call 660-359-3948 x1450.

CAPNCM AREA GOVERNING BOARD TO MEET        

The Area Governing Board of Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri (CAPNCM) will hold its regularly scheduled board meeting on Tuesday, August 13th at 7:00 p.m. in Trenton. This meeting is open to the public.




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August 8th, 2019

TRAGIC CRASH IN PUTNAM COUNTY TAKES LIFE OF 16 YEAR OLD

The highway patrol said a 16 year old from Newtown is dead after a nearly head on collision just before 7 o’clock Wednesday morning in Putnam County. The Highway patrol report indicated that 21 year old Brady M. Huffman of Galt was westbound on 230th Street, 2 miles northwest of Newtown about the same time that a pickup was eastbound, driven by 16 year old Coy J. Miller of Newtown and the two vehicles collided at a hill top nearly head on.  Both vehicles overturned and went off the roadway. Miller was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the impact and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Mercer County Coroner Douglas Priest. Miller’s 15 year old brother was a passenger in that pickup and had minor injuries. Huffman also had minor injuries and both were transported to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital for treatment. The Patrol’s Major Crash Investigative Unit was called in to assist in the investigation. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and Sullivan County First Responders all assisted as well.

 

MOBERLY MAN FACING FELONY CHARGES ALLEGING MOLESTATION OF FIVE YOUNG GIRLS

A 43 year old Moberly resident was charged with 25 felony counts alleging molestation of 5 young girls ranging in age from 6 to 13. The Columbia Daily Tribune reported that Scotty Reynolds was arrested in Springfield on Monday and transported to Randolph County where he was jailed on Tuesday. According to Court documents, the girls told investigators that sex acts with Reynolds were a regular occurrence for more than in a year and in multiple states. Evidence that corroborated the   statements were reportedly found by Police in a ceiling tile in the basement of Reynolds home. At last word, Reynolds was still in custody at the jail in Huntsville.

 

LINN COUNTY COLLISION ON MONDAY

A Chillicothe driver sustained moderate injuries in a crash involving an propane truck and a car in Linn County on Monday morning at 11:51 AM. According to the report the crash happened a half a mile west of the Meadville junction in the eastbound lanes of US 36. The crash happened as 43 year old Lanie J. Buttry of Sherman Il was eastbound attempting to pass the propane truck driven by 60 year old David A. Good of Chillicothe about the time the propane truck was also changing lanes.. The truck impacted the car, resulting in the car going off the left side of the roadway where it came to rest in the median while the truck went off the right side of the road, overturned and came to rest on its wheels. Good has moderate injuries and was transported to Hedrick Medical Center by Linn County Ambulance. The Linn County Sheriff’s Department, Meadville Fire Department and Meadville First Responders all assisted at the scene.




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August 07th, 2019

ELECTION SUMMARY

Yesterday (TUES) was Election Day for a small number of area residents. In Macon County, voters said yes to the question regarding the  Macon County Nursing Home levy increase. Also approved by voters was he local use tax in the City of Macon. Two issues faced voters In Chariton County. The Chariton township was given  approval to increasing the tax levy by 20 cents per 100 dollars assessed valuation, and as to the question regarding changing to an appointed collector's position in the City of Keytesville verses elected, voters decided to make that  position by appointment. None of the results will be official until they've been certified. Linn County voters will go to the poles in just under two weks and elect a new County Sheriff. That special election will be conducted on August 20th.

LOCATION CHANGE FOR RANDOLH COUNTY DRIVERS LICENSE TESTING

Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces the Randolph County Driver Examination Station located in the Huntsville City Hall, 205 South Main Street, Huntsville Missouri is moving to a new location.  Beginning Wednesday, August 7, 2019, testing will be conducted at the Moberly City Hall, 204 N. Clark, Moberly, Missouri.  Testing is held every Wednesday of each month from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  The station is closed from 12 p.m. until 12:30 p.m. for lunch.  The motorcycle skills test is given at 11:00 a.m.

TWO LOCAL PEOPLE APPOINTED BY GOVERNOR

On August 2nd, Governor Mike Parson announced nine appointments to various boards, commissions, and county offices.   One of the nine appointments was Carolyn Chrisman, of Kirksville, who was appointed to the Missouri Women’s Council.  Ms. Chrisman is the Executive Director of Kirksville Regional Economic Development, Inc. and the Executive Director of the Missouri Rural Enterprise and Innovation Center. She also serves as the Center Director for the Small Business Technology Development Center. Previously, Ms. Chrisman taught social studies at the middle school level. She was elected to the Kirksville City Council and served on the Regional Planning Commission, Planning and Zoning, and the Kirksville Downtown Improvement Committee. Ms. Chrisman is a former President of the Kirksville Kiwanis Club and a current member of the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce Board. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Truman State University and a Master’s Degree in History from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Also, Mark Fohey, of Hannibal, was appointed to the Air Conservation Commission.  Mr. Fohey is a Business Representative at Plumbers’ & Pipefitters’ Local 562. Previously, he worked as a General Foreman and Piping Superintendent for Fluor Nuclear Services. Mr. Fohey has also held the position of  General Foreman at G.W. S.; Butzer Mechanical; and Environmental Engineering, Inc. He is a graduate of Quincy Area Vocational Technical Center in Quincy, Illinois.

MANAGEMENT INTENSIVE GRAZING SCHOOL SCHEDULED

A Management Intensive Grazing (MIG) School is scheduled for August 22-23, 2019 at the Greenley Research Center, Novelty, MO. The two-day school will provide opportunities for in-depth discussions and field exercises covering both agronomic and livestock topics related to grazing and livestock production on pastures. Topics include pasture species selection and management, fencing and watering systems, animal health on pasture, animal nutrition, pasture improvement techniques, and economics of pasturing systems. All participants will receive reference materials on grazing management specific to the Midwest. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to network with others using MIG as well as University of Missouri and USDA-NRCS experts in grazing. Producers implementing a MIG system have reported large increases in available forage as well as increased stocking rates for their pastures. NRCS provides money through the EQIP program that allows producers to efficiently implement MIG systems. Money can be used for fencing, water development, planting of desired forages and fertility. There is a fee for the class that includes materials on grazing management specific to the Midwest plus lunch and refreshments both days. For more information or a registration form go to http://extension.missouri.edu/adair or contact the Adair County MU Extension Center, 660-665-9866. Register by August 16.

MO HIGHWAYS & TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING TODAY AT MARYVILLE 

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission will hold its monthly meeting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, in Maryville. The meeting will be held at the Mozingo Lake Recreation Park Conference Center. The public is invited to attend.

CHILLICOTHEE RESIDENT IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT FOR SENTENCING TUESDAY

A Chillicothe man was sentenced yesterday in Livingston County for an amended charge of third degree assault. 42 year old Dale M. Barker received a four-year suspended sentence, plus 5 years of supervised probation. Barker had originally been charged in February on first degree assault, third degree domestic assault and promoting a sexual performance by a child. In June those charges were amended to third degree assault and Barker entered a guilty plea at that time. Barker also has ties to Randolph County, more specifically Moberly where he operated an Ice Cream Shoppe for a time.

SEVERAL AUTO ACCIDENTS IN THE LISTENING AREA

The Highway Patrol crash report indicated several accidents in the listening area on Tuesday that we didn’t get a chance to post. We will be doing that later this morning so make sure you check the news section of our station website throughout the day for the latest information on those and other news stories we’re working on.

 




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August 6th, 2019

ELECTION DAY

This is Election Day for some of you. Polls opened at 6 AM and will remain open until 7 o’clock. Linn County voters will have another election this month as well, and that’s to fill the vacancy in the Linn County Sheriff’s Office. That special election will be two weeks from today on August 20th, 2019

MONDAY STANDOFF AT BROOKFIELD WALMART PARKING LOT COMES TO PEACEFUL END

If you were near Wal-Mart in Brookfield last night (Monday) you most likely noticed a large police presence. What you didn’t know at the time was a male passenger in the vehicle displayed a firearm and threatened to harm himself.  After a short period of time the subject with a handgun was taken into custody without further incident. No one was injured during the incident. Brookfield Police Department was assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Linn County Sheriff’s Department.

MOBERLY POLICE ARREST WOMAN ON DRUG CHARGES

Monday morning, August 5th  at 8:20 AM, a Moberly Police officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 600 block of South Morley St. The officer recognized the male driver and was aware he did not have a valid license. The male driver fled the area on foot and was not taken into custody.  Contact was made with the female occupant of the vehicle, Christina Simpson. During this contact the officer smelt the odor of marijuana coming from within the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle the officer located paraphernalia used to inject methamphetamine. The officer also located methamphetamine in the purse of Simpson.  Simpson was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).  Charges were forwarded to the Randolph County Prosecutor’s Office and a warrant was issued by the Randolph County Courts for Simpson with a bond of $3,500 Cash or Surety.  At the time of this release Simpson remained in custody at the Randolph County Jail. 

SUSPECT ARRESTED REGARDING OPEN MISSING PERSON CASE SNCE 2006

On Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, Columbia Police obtained an arrest warrant for Keith Alan Comfort, 37, of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin for Murder 2nd Degree, in relation to a Columbia missing person case from 2006. Megan Nicole Shultz, 24 at the time of her disappearance, was reported missing Aug. 5, 2006. At the time, Comfort stated she left their residence on Amelia Street in Columbia on foot. Comfort went to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Police Department on Sunday, Aug. 4, and made voluntary statements to a Lake Geneva Police officer implicating himself in the death of Shultz.  Columbia Police detectives are currently en route to Lake Geneva to interview Comfort.  A warrant for Comfort’s arrest has been issued with a $1,000,000 cash-only bond.  Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS to remain anonymous.

NEW POLICE CHIEF IN COLUMBIA

At a media conference Monday, Aug. 5, Columbia City Manager John Glascock announced the selection of Geoff Jones as the chief of the Columbia Police Department. Jones has served in the interim chief role since Feb 3; his appointment as chief will be effective immediately. Jones was raised in Columbia and attended Columbia Public Schools graduating from Rock Bridge High School. Jones first found his passion for policing with the Columbia Police Department as a teenager when he volunteered as a police cadet. 

Jones stated that he will continue to lead Police Department staff to build relationships, foster trust and address issues. A swearing-in ceremony will occur at a date to be announced.  

MIDDLE FORK CHARITON RIVER AND OVERFLOW BRIDGES EAST OF SALISBUTY BEING REPLACED

Located just east of Salisbury on U.S. Route 24, the Middle Fork Chariton River and Overflow bridges have been serving motorists since 1946. A replacement project to bring both Chariton County bridges up to current standards will be led by contractors from E & C Bridge, LLC., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation. Crews were scheduled to begin construction on both bridges yesterday

RANDOLPH COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

Randolph County Sheriff Mark Nichols reports the following ….




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08/05/2019

LAPLATA MAN INJURED IN MACON COUNTY ACCIDENT

The Highway Patrol said a LaPlata man sustained minor injuries but refused medical treatment when he swerved to avoid an animal in the roadway and lost control around 10:16 PM Saturday night. The vehicle overturned and went off the south side of the roadway, coming to rest on its top. The patrol said 41 year old Linney J. Smith was eastbound on Route 156, one mile east of LaPlata and his vehicle had extensive damage. The LaPlata PD and the Macon County Sheriff’s Department provided assistance.

VEHICLE HITS RAILROAD CROSSING ARM AFTER FAILING TO YIELD FOR SIGNAL

The Highway Patrol said an accident occurred Friday on US 24 in Monroe County, 2 miles east of Madison at 1:40 pm. According to the report, 78 year old Roy A. Hogan of Paris was eastbound and failed to yield for a railroad crossing signal and his auto struck a railroad crossing arm. Hogan and his wife, 75 year old Linda M. Hogan both has minor injuries and were to seek their own treatment.

KIRKSVILLE MAN BEING SOUGHT AFTER FLEEING RESIDENCE WITH WEAPON

The Kirksville Police Department, Adair County Sheriff’s Office, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol are actively looking for Dakota W. Gibson (25) for active warrants for his arrest. Gibson is wanted on a Probation/Parole Violation warrant (no bond) and an Adair County warrant for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Trespassing ($25,000 cash only bond).  Gibson has fled from law enforcement on numerous occasions. Last Monday, July 29th, Gibson fled from his residence in southwest Adair County with a weapon. Gibson was last seen in southwest Adair County. Gibson’s left arm is “sleeved” out with tattoos and he has “HONKEY” tattooed across his upper chest. Anyone with information about this whereabouts  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, anonymously at 660.627.BUST (2878), or email police@kirksvillecity.com.

DOWNTOWN IMPROVEM ENTS INCLUDE HOLIDAY ILLUMINATION

Your Source, KTVO and KTVO.com reports one Kirksville organization is continuing its work to improve the downtown area and make it a little bit brighter. This weekend, lights were installed around the perimeter of the Adair County Courthouse. Over the past several years, Main Street Kirksville has teamed up with various partners to raise funds to purchase the heavy duty lights. The lights will be illuminated during the holiday season and special events to help create a more festive atmosphere downtown.On Saturday, contractor Travis Gray and Main Street Kirksville Board President Kirk Ranson worked to finalize the project. Main Street Kirksville is formerly known as the Kirksville Downtown Improvement Committee. In late 2012, that group, with assistance from the City of Kirksville, began the effort to stimulate local efforts to better the downtown. Since that time, the organization has hosted numerous holiday events, held and sponsored fundraisers, worked to build relationships with downtown business owners, and have improved aesthetics through beautification projects.

 

 

 




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08/01/2019

ONE ARRESTED AFTER THURSDAY MORNING SHOOTING IN KIRKSVILLE

Your Source KTVO and KTVO dot com reports an arrest has been in made connection to a shooting that occurred Thursday morning that injured a child. Kirksville police announced they arrested Zachary T. Stephens, 25, of Kirksville. Police say Stephens could be charged with Second-Degree Domestic Assault, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Stephens is being held on a 24-hour hold.  Kirksville police responded to the report of a shooting Thursday morning at a mobile home in town and that they received a call around 10 a.m. of a shooting on the west side of Kirksville. The incident happened at the Newton Trailer Court in the 1500 block of North Walnut Street. Police said at the scene a male victim was flown to University Hospital in Columbia after being accidentally shot in the face. No other information including names of those involved or specifically what happened has been released at this point, however more will be revealed in court documents once official charges have been filed. This incident remains under investigation.

MOBERLY POLICE ARREST MAN FOR DOMESTIC ASSAULT INSIDE MOVING VEHICLE

Thursday morning at approximately 9:07 am, Moberly Joint Communications received a phone call reporting a possible domestic assault occurring inside a moving vehicle, with the vehicle northbound on US 63 entering Moberly city limits. The caller provided dispatch with a description of the vehicle and the temporary license plate number. Moberly officers were able to locate the vehicle as it turned south onto N Morley from US 24 and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 1500 block of N Morley. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of a 36 year old Moberly male for domestic assault and possession of controlled substance, marijuana.  Formal charges are pending.

MOBERLY POLICE ARREST MAN WHO REPORTEDLY PULLED GUN ON COLUMBIA RESIDENT

Thursday evening at 6:15 PM, Moberly Join Communications received a call from an individual who reported he had a gun pulled on him while in Columbia, MO on today’s date. The victim was now reporting he was in Moberly and observed the same vehicle, occupied by the same person whom pulled the gun on him, earlier in Columbia. Moberly Officers responded and located the suspect vehicle in the area of Hinton and Buchanan St. Officers conducted a traffic stop and made contact with a 41 year old Moberly man and a female also of Moberly. Through investigation officers made contact with Columbia Police Department and confirmed the victim did in fact make a report of the incident in Columbia, however at that time the suspect vehicle had left the area and was unable to be located. Officers were able to determine this was in fact the same vehicle and occupants from the earlier reported event.  Officers also located in the suspect vehicle an AR-15 style rifle and a pistol which had distinct characteristics that matched the description reported by the victim. The  male was found to be a felon and therefore prohibited from being in possession of any firearm.  Once the male was placed under arrest for Unlawful Use of a Firearm, the female reported to officers the male also pulled the gun on her just prior to contact with Moberly Police Officers, while in Moberly. The male was placed under arrest for Unlawful Use of a Firearm and Domestic Assault 1st Degree. The male was unable to post the required bond of $25,000 cash only and was transported to the Randolph County Justice Center. Formal charges will be forwarded to the Randolph County Prosecutor’s Office.

TWO AREA WOMEN FACING FEDERAL CHARGES

A Columbia TV Station reported Wednesday that two area women have been arrested after One Columbia resident died and another became seriously ill from morphine overdoses, and authorities have charged the two women in the case. KOMU TV said U.S. marshals arrested Megan Lowe, 41, of Bevier and Kimberly Ann Basler, 44, of Atlanta, MO on federal drug charges. The indictment against Lowe and Basler alleges that the women distributed controlled substances in October 2018. Two people, identified as E.O. and M.J., ingested the drugs. M.J. died from an overdose, and E.O. became seriously ill. Lowe and Basler are each charged with distribution of a controlled substance resulting in serious bodily injury and one count of distribution resulting in death. The charges each carry mandatory minimum sentences of 20 years. If convicted, a judge could order the women to serve the sentences concurrently or consecutively.

CALLAWAY COUNTY AUDIT REPORT

The State Auditor says Officials in Callaway County have taken steps to better protect taxpayer money. Auditor releases follow-up report after earlier audit determined former collector misappropriated more than $300,000 

A follow-up report from State Auditor Nicole Galloway has found that officials in Callaway County have taken action on her recommendations to increase oversight and better protect taxpayer dollars. The Auditor's Office issued the report after an audit last fall determined former County Collector Pam Oestreich had misappropriated more than $300,000 in taxpayer funds.  Oestreich was sentenced in March to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay nearly $380,000 in restitution. Information from the audit was provided to federal law enforcement authorities who brought the charges.  County officials also worked with law enforcement on the prosecution and obtained more than $316,000 for taxpayers through the former county collector's surety bond. The current county collector has reviewed questionable transactions made by her predecessor and is ensuring that sufficient documentation is maintained to support all transactions.  The follow-up report also found that the appropriate Callaway County officials -- including the county commission, the county clerk, the county auditor and the county collector -- are working on improving oversight measures to ensure that public resources are safeguarded and accounted for.  The audit highlighted a total of 13 areas of concern and made recommendations in those areas. The follow-up report found seven of the recommendations had been implemented, another five were in progress, and the other recommendation had been partially implemented.  The complete follow-up report can be found here.

BRIDGE INSPECTION SCHEDULED FOR MARK TWAIN MEMORIAL BRIDGE IN MARION COUNTY

 

Weather permitting, August 13-14, MoDOT will be inspecting the Mark Twain Memorial Bridge on U.S Route 36/Interstate 72 in Marion County. The roadway will be reduced to one lane approximately one mile before the bridge while work is completed between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Motorists may experience delays and will need to use caution when traveling through the work zone during this time. Please remember to obey all work zone signs and personnel, and put down your cell phone to help eliminate distractions. This work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled or delayed

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE DAILY CALL SUMMARY

July 31st,  2019

Chillicothe Police received 115 calls for service on 07/31/2019….


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08/01/2019

AUDRAIN COUNTY CRASH

The highway patrol investigated a two vehicle crash shortly after 8 o’clock last (WED) night in Audrain County on Route E, a half a mile north of MO 22. According to the report, 60 year old Phylliss M. Vanderhook of Benton City was southbound when her vehicle crossed the center line and struck an tractor trailer driven by 29 year old Tomothy J. Armstrong of Columbia. Vanderhook and a passenger, 58 year old Carol J. Power of Thompson both received minor injuries. Another passenger in that southbound car, 19 year old William L. Power of Thompson received moderate injries. All three were transported to University Hospital in Columbia by Audrain County EMS. The trucker was not hurt.

MONDAY FIRE AT COLUMBIA HOSPITAL CAUSED BY LIGHTENING

Additional information was released Wednesday regarding the fire on Monday at Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Columbia. You’ll recall our story about the Columbia Fire Department being dispatched to a commercial fire alarm at 404 North Keene Street at 10:40am on Monday morning. The event was brought under control in a little over one hour.  Fire investigators were  on-scene performing a fire origin and cause investigation and yesterday a news release was issued that said Fire investigator, Assistant Fire Marshal Rachel Smith, has determined the area where the fire originated was the west side of the top edge of the rooftop of the elevator mechanical room.  The cause of the fire is lightning. Ten units from the Columbia Fire Department responded to the Monday morning call.  There were no reported injuries

PERSHING STATE PARK TO HOST PUBLIC INFORMATUON

Representatives from Missouri State Parks invite the public to an informational meeting about Pershing State Park at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10, at the park's campground amphitheater. Representatives from the park will be on hand to provide information about the park and to answer questions. The public is invited to share comments and ask questions about the park and its operations. Input from the public is important to Missouri State Parks. These informational meetings, which are being held in all state parks and historic sites, help create two-way communication with the public. The meetings give staff the opportunity to let people know the current status and future plans for the parks and historic sites, and they offer visitors the opportunity to comment on the facilities. Pershing State Park is located at 29277 Hwy. 130  is just past the Laclede Junction on US 36 west. For more information, contact the park at 660-963-2299.

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION SOUGHT FOR NCMC ORGANIZATION FAIR

Area businesses, churches, and organizations are invited to participate in the annual North Central Missouri College Organization Fair on Student Orientation Day scheduled for Monday, August 19.  The Organization Fair is set to begin at 11 a.m. and will run until approximately 1:30 p.m. Organizations participating will be assigned a table and are welcome to begin setting up at 10:30 a.m. The event is being organized by the NCMC housing staff.  NCMC wants to give the Trenton community and area businesses the opportunity to welcome students and make the students aware of what Trenton has to offer; businesses, churches and other organizations are encouraged to participate.  The event will be held outdoors in the center of campus (Main Street), weather permitting.  In the event of inclement weather, it will be held indoors at the Ketcham Community Center.  Great Western Dining Service will be serving “walking tacos” for only $5, drink included. There is no charge for Organization Fair participants.  Interested parties may contact Donnie Hillerman, or Sara Van Dyke to reserve a space.  The housing staff is also soliciting donations for raffle prizes. 

MOBERLY’S FOX PARK IMPROVEMENTS – RIBBON CUTTING SCHEDULED

Moberly Parks and Recreation and the Moberly Area Chamber of Commerce invite everyone to a special ribbon cutting event at Moberly’s Fox Park on Friday, August 9th. The park now features new tennis and pickleball courts. The ribbon cutting is scheduled for 11 am on Friday, August 9th. The park is located at 1160 Russhaven Drive in Moberly.

CHILLICOTHE POLICE DAILY CALL SUMMARY

July 30th,  2019

Chillicothe Police received 89 calls for service on 07/30/2019….




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07/31/2019

LINN COUNTY HOLDING SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL SHERIFF VACANCY

After 22 and half years of service to county residents, Tom Parks officially retired as Sheriff of Linn County, MO on June 30th. That retirement triggered a timeline to fill the vacancy and a special election has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 20th for that purpose.  Polls will open at 6am on August 20th and remain open through 7 pm that night. Absentee voting is currently underway and those who wish to cast an absentee vote may do so at the County Clerk’s office in Linneus but you only have until 5pm the day before the official election on August 20th to do so. Absentee ballots can also be mailed to you but the deadline to make the request and for the clerk’s office to mail out a ballot is close of business on August 7th.  Two candidates are running for the office …. Jeff Henke of Brookfield who currently is with the Brookfield Police Department and was formally employed with the Sheriff’s office is running on the Republican ticket. On the Democratic ballot is Billy Stroud. Stroud is a current deputy with the Linn County Sheriff’s Office and is originally from Brookfield and currently resides in Marceline.  The long time Chief Deputy under the Parks administration has been appointed Sheriff on an Interim basis until the winner of the special election is officially sworn in following the election and after the results are certified.

THREE MOBERLY RESIDENTS ARRESTED FOLLOWING SEARCH WARRANT EXECUTION

Three Moberly residents were arrested after Moberly Police executed a search warrant at a home they reportedly shared Monday morning.  According to the report, the warrant was executed around 9 am near Kehoe Avenue and Kennedy Drive in Moberly.  Following execution of the search warrant and subsequent arrests, the Randolph County Prosecutor’s office has officially charged 56 year old Steven Sartain with two counts of third degree child molestation involving a child under age 14. He was jailed on a $40,000 cash only bond.  39 year old Michael Harper and 35 year old Charity Harper have each been charged with two counts of child endangerment involving drugs, possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a public nuisance and each were being held on a $10,000 cash only bond. Police did not release other details

NO OTHER DETAILS ON KIRKSVILLE MAN FOUND DEAD IN COLUMBIA PARKING LOT

Columbia Police has identified Ryan S. Berry, 42, of Kirksville as the man whose body was found in the parking lot of Furniture Row, 1802 Lake Ridgeway Road, on July 29. Detectives were able to locate and notify Berry’s next of kin.  Your Source KTVO and KTVO dot com said in a report that an autopsy was performed Tuesday by the Missouri State Medical Examiner's Office. A spokeswoman told KTVO the autopsy did not reveal the cause of death. She said Berry had no visible injuries that had been inflicted, adding that his body had a few scrapes consistent with falling down. The spokeswoman said they will now wait to see what toxicology results reveal. Those should be available in about two weeks. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS to remain anonymous.

STANBURY UNIFORMS BEING ACQUIRED BY TENNESSEE COMPANY

Memphis, Tennessee-based Varsity Spirit has announced its acquisition of Stanbury Uniforms, one the nation’s leading providers of band apparel. Stanbury Uniforms celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2017 and has been headquartered in Brookfield, Mo., since 1958. Stanbury Uniforms added a production facility in Milan, Mo., in 2006 and a third facility, in Warsaw, Mo., earlier this year. Stanbury CEO Steve Roberts says all three Missouri facilities will continue to operate with no changes and that the management team remains intact and our employees will continue to do what they’ve been doing – delivering quality products to high school and college marching bands and competitive drum corps across the country. In the company provided news release, Roberts said becoming part of the Varsity Spirit family will give Stanbury the resources to continue to expand their customer base and, with that expansion,  able to offer even more opportunities to local workers in all three communities. Bill Seely, President of Varsity Spirit said in part Stanbury Uniforms has a long and storied history of providing the highest quality uniforms in the industry.  You can see the complete news release on our station website.

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VARSITY SPIRIT ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF STANBURY UNIFORMS

Varsity Spirit, the leader in cheer and dance camps, competitions and apparel has announced its acquisition of Stanbury Uniforms, one the nation’s leading providers of band apparel.  Stanbury Uniforms celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2017 and has been headquartered in Brookfield, Missouri since 1958.  Thanks to an ongoing period of growth and expansion within the uniform industry, Stanbury Uniforms added a production facility in Milan, Missouri in 2006 and a third facility, in Warsaw, Missouri earlier this year.

Stanbury CEO Steve Roberts says all three Missouri facilities will continue to operate with no changes.  ‘Our management team remains intact and our employees will continue to do what they’ve been doing – delivering quality products to high school and college marching bands and competitive drum corps across the country,’ Roberts says, ‘Becoming part of the Varsity Spirit family will give us the resources to continue to expand our customer base and, with that expansion, we plan to be able to offer even more opportunities to local workers in all three communities.’

‘Stanbury Uniforms has a long and storied history of providing the highest quality uniforms in the industry,’ says Bill Seely, President of Varsity Spirit. ‘They are a true leader in excellence and their commitment to celebrating the student experience through their products and customer service aligns perfectly with ours.’

Memphis, Tennessee-based Varsity Spirit has also announced its acquisition of SA Feather Company, specialty supplier of costume millinery and special events products and, in January of this year, they acquired Director’s Showcase International (DSI), the global leader in footwear and accessories for marching band and color guard.  Along with Stanbury Uniforms, these acquisitions make Varsity Spirit a leading provider of accessories and uniforms for high school and college bands, nationwide.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP CLEAN UP KATY TRAIL

Volunteers are needed to help clean up the Katy Trail by picking up trash left by receding floodwaters. Anyone who is interested in helping with this effort is encouraged to grab their bicycles, boots, gloves, long sleeves and bug spray and join us from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday,
Aug. 10, for a morning cleaning up the Katy Trail. The park will provide plenty of trash bags for any person or group. When a bag is full, or an object is too big to put in a bag, leave it on the shoulder of the trail, and park staff will pick up the full bags. Volunteers should meet at the Katy Trail - North Jefferson trail head. Park staff will be on hand to give directions and supply trash bags. Please RSVP by calling the park office at 573-449-7400.

TWO INJURED IN RANDOLH COUNTY ATV ACCIDENT NEAR HIGBEE

Two people were hurt in an ATV accident at 6:28 pm Tuesday on Highway B, five miles west of Higbee. According to the report, 45 year old Daniel L. Manning was attempting to turn onto highway B from a county road and turned two sharply and the left side wheels of the ATV left the roadway ejecting the driver and a passenger. Daniel Manning has serious injuries and was flown to a Columbia hospital by Air Evac while 15 year old Matthew R. Manning sustained minor injuries but refused treatment. Both are residents of Desoto MO.

CAR/DEER COLLISION RESULTS IN MINOR INJURIES FOR DRIVER

A collision with a deer on Highway 6, one mile east of Humphrey’s at 5:15 pm Tuesday resulted in minor injuries for 55 year old Mitchell S. Mayer of Chillicothe. Mayer was eastbound when the wreck occurred. He was treated at Hedrick Medical Center

 




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07/30/2019

INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY AFTER BODY FOUND IN PARKING LOT OF COLUMBIA STORE

     … Police say the body has been identified as Ryan S. Barry, 42, of Kirksville

An investigation is now underway in north Columbia after a body was found in a parking lot around 7am Monday morning. Columbia Police say a passerby discovered a man’s body in the parking lot behind Furniture Row, located in the 1800 block of Lake Ridgeway Road. Police have now confirmed the identity of that body as being Ryan S. Barry, 42, from Kirksville. Police are still investigating the cause or manor in which he died has not been released. Police are asking anyone with information to come forward. Please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crime Stoppers at 573.875.TIPS to remain anonymous. This past Friday, police identified human remains located near I-70 Drive Southwest and Stadium Boulevard as those of 39 year old Glenn Lester O’Neal whose body was found the day before. Both cases remain under investigation by Columbia PD Investigators.

BODY FOUND IN MISSOURI RIVER IN LAFAYETTE COUNTY

 In Lafayette County, authorities are investigating after a man’s body was found in the Missouri River, caught in some brush. The patrol said they classified it as a drowning.  That investigation is continuing as of now as authorities first try and determine the man’s identify as well as the cause of manor of deathe..

FOURTH AND FIFTH FLOORS OF COLUMBIA HOSPITAL EVACUATED DUE TO FIRE AND SMOKE

...fighters arrived on the scene shortly before 11 o’clock Monday

The Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to a commercial fire alarm at 404 North Keene Street, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, at 10:40am on Monday.  Smoke from the fire is what prompted part of the hospital to be evacuated as Hospital staff relocated patients on the fourth and fifth floors to lower floors as a precaution.   First arriving units received reports from on-site staff that there was smoke in an elevator and stairwell and upgraded to a commercial structure fire.  Additional personnel and apparatus were dispatched to the scene. Further investigation revealed fire and smoke in an equipment room on the roof. Due to the size of the building and considering it is a healthcare facility, the incident commander upgraded the call a second time, to a two alarm fire, requesting additional equipment and personnel.  Fire crews attached hose lines to a standpipe in the stairwell and performed an aggressive fire attack, extinguishing the fire in the equipment room in approximately ten minutes.   Additional tools and personnel were used to breach the walls of the metal clad room and search for fire extension. This included a thorough search of the elevator shaft that was in close proximity. The event was brought under control in a little over one hour.  Fire investigators were on-scene performing a fire origin and cause investigation.  Additional details will be released as they become available. Ten units from the Columbia Fire Department responded to the call. Incoming ambulances diverted to University Hospital while firefighters were on scene. Officials said no one was injured.

HUNNEWELL WOMAN INJURED PICKUP CRASH WHEN DRIVER TRIES TO AVOID DEER

The Patrol said a single vehicle accident occurred a little after 9:30 Monday night on US Highway 36, two and a half miles east of Hunnewell in Marion County. According to the report, 22 year old Victor M. Hill of Hunnewell was westbound and tried to avoid a deer in the roadway. His pickuptravelled off the right side of the road and struck a concrete storm drain. Hill was not injured, however, a passenger, 24 year old Nichole J. Snider,Hill did receiobve moderate injuries. She was transported by private auto Hannibal Regional Medical Center for treatment.    

FEMA HAS APPROVED AT LEAST ONE STATE REQUEST TO PROVIDE DISASTER ASSISTANCE …

                …Other requests still being processed with decisions expected soon!

Monday, Governor Mike Parson announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has agreed to the state’s request to provide federal assistance to local governments and nonprofits in 68 counties recovering from flooding and severe storms between April 29 and July 5. The approval of Missouri’s July 16 request means FEMA will assist with the cost of repairs to damaged roads, bridges, and other public infrastructure, along with emergency response costs associated with the storms and flooding. The counties approved for Public Assistance by FEMA are the following: Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Barry, Barton, Bates, Bollinger, Buchanan, Caldwell, Camden, Cape Girardeau, Carroll, Cedar, Chariton, Clark, Cole, Dade, Dallas, Daviess, Douglas, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Henry, Hickory, Holt, Howell, Jackson, Jasper, Knox, Laclede, Lewis, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Maries, Marion, McDonald, Mercer, Miller, Mississippi, Monroe, Montgomery, New Madrid, Newton, Nodaway, Ozark, Pemiscot, Perry, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Ray, Ste. Genevieve, Saline, Schuyler, Scotland, Shannon, Shelby, Stoddard, Sullivan, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Wayne, Webster, and Wright. FEMA’s decision also makes available assistance through its Hazard Mitigation Program to prevent or reduce long-term risk to life and property due to natural hazards. Governor Parson said the state expects to request the Public Assistance disaster declaration to be expanded to include additional counties as joint teams can fully assess damage in other counties. FEMA continues to review the state’s July 16 request to expand assistance to individual residents in the 25 counties of Adair, Barton, Callaway, Cape Girardeau, Christian, Clark, Cooper, Dallas, Douglas, Gasconade, Grundy, Harrison, Hickory, Howard, Jefferson, Laclede, Lewis, Macon, Marion, McDonald, Newton, Polk, Saline, St. Louis, and Ste. Genevieve. President Trump’s July 9 disaster declaration was for flooding and severe storms and made the federal Individual Assistance program available to eligible residents in Andrew, Atchison, Boone, Buchanan, Carroll, Chariton, Cole, Greene, Holt, Jackson, Jasper, Lafayette, Lincoln, Livingston, Miller, Osage, Pike, Platte, Pulaski, and St. Charles counties. 

DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER OPENED MONDAY IN CARROLL COUNTY

A FEMA disaster recovery center opened Monday, July 29, in Carroll County to provide one-on-one assistance to Missourians affected by recent flooding, severe storms and tornadoes. Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration will provide information on available services, explain assistance programs and help survivors complete or check the status of their applications. The disaster recovery center is located at:

                Southside Baptist Church
                301 E Shanklin Street
                Carrollton, MO 63634

The Carrollton Disaster Recovery Center will be open from 8 am to 7 pm each day through Wednesday, July 31st! Missourians from any county may visit any recovery center. Before visiting a recovery center, residents are asked to register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-FEMA (3362).

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY OF CALLS

On July 28th, 2019

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 65 calls for service on Sunday, July 28th, 2019.

On July 27t,  2019

Chillicothe Police received 71 calls for service on 07/27/2019.




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07/29/2019

TWO TRANSPORTED TO QUINCY HOSPITAL AFTER RALLS COUNTY WRECK

Authorities responded to a Ralls County wreck on US 61 at Route A  around :12:23 Sunday afternoon after 76 year old Delores F. Powell of New London attempted to cross US 61 and was struck by a northbound auto driven by 42 year old Kara Morningstar of Maple Grove, MN. Both drivers received serious injuries and were transported by Ralls County Ambulance to Blessing Hospital in Quincy. The Ralls County Sheriff’s Department, Ralls County Ambulance and the New London Fire Department assisted at the scene.

UTV ACCIDENT RESULTS IN MODERATE INJURIES WHEN MAN FALLS OUT

A Pattonsburg man, 22 year old Jared L. Teel was taken by Ambulance to Mosaic Life Care, St. Joseph for treatment of moderate injuries after a UTV, driven by Teels cousin, 19 year old Tanner D. Teel of Pattonsburg travelled down a large rock pile while Jared Teel was riding in the bed of the UTV and fell out as it was travelling down the embankment. The UTV came to a controlled stop at the bottom of the embankments which was located on private property, 1 mile east of Pattonsburg in Daviess County. That accident happened around 11:30 PM Saturday night.  The Daviess County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.

FRIDAY NIGHT SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK RESULTS IN INJURIES

Two people were injured in a single vehicle crash on Route N, 7 miles west of Chillicothe at 9:32 Friday night. The patrol said 57 year old Marie A. Osborn of Chillicothe was eastbound and drove off the right side of the highway where it struck a guard rail. The impact with the guard rail resulted in the minivan rotating 180 degrees coming to rest in the middle of the road.  The driver had moderate injuries and was transported to Hedrick Medical Center by Livingston County ambulance. A passenger, 33 year old Aaron J. Sannipoli sustained serious injuries and was flown by Life Flight Eagle to Truman Medical Center

TWO CHILLICOTHE RESIDENTS INVOLVED IN SUNDAY CRASH

One person had minor injuries and was transported to Hedrick Medical Center following a two vehicle collision on LIV-239 southbound, one  mile north of Chillicothe at 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon. The patrol said 17 year old Tucker R. Burtch of Chillicothe was southbound and struck a northbound auto driven by 19 year old Tiffany L. Maples of Chillicothe in the northbound lane. Following impact, the Burtch auto rotated 180 degrees and came to rest in the middle of the road. The Maples auto went off the left side of the roadway and came to rest. The patrol was assisted by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department.

CAIRO DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURED ON COUNTY ROAD 1430 FRIDAY AFTERNOON

The Patrol said Richard L. Duncan, 66 of Cairo was seriously injured and his vehicle totaled after his vehicle and another driven by 39 year old Ganey O. Goff of Moberly arrived at an intersection simultaneously and collided. Duncan was transported by private auto to Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment. That crash happened at 4;20 Friday afternoon, one mile south of Cairo. The Randolph County Sheriff’s office assisted at the scene.

PRINCETON DRIVER AND ALEXANDRIA DRIVER INVOLVED IN CLARK COUNTY CRASH

40 year old Crystal R. King of Alexandria was transported by Clark County Ambulance to Scotland County Hospital for treatment of minor injuries after she slowed on US 136 at Wayland to make a turn and was struck from behind by 35 year old Landon M. Brown of Princeton. Both vehicles were traveling westbound and both sustained extensive damage. Wayland First Responders assisted the patrol at the scene of that accident that occurred Friday afternoon at 1:10 PM.

GEORGIA MAN WALKING NEAR TRACKS DIES AFTER BEING STRUCK BY TRAIN

The highway patrol said a collision involving a Norfolk Southern Freight Train and a pedestrian occurred this past Thursday at 6:48 PM on private property owned by the rail road in the Hannibal District, east of Peters Road, 2 to 3 miles west of Hannibal in Marion County. Donald Crowder, 43, of Tunnell Hill, Georgia was walking eastbound near the railroad tracks when he was struck by the eastbound train. Crowder was transported by Air Evac to University Hospital in Columbia where he was pronounced dead at at the Columbia Hospital at 8:44 PM. The locomotive was being operated by 47 year old Matthew D. Lagemann of Rochester, IL. Several troopers were on the scene and were assisted by the Marion County and Ralls County Sheriff’s Department, the Hannibal Fire Department and Air Evac.

TRAFFIC STOP RESULTS IN TWO DRUG ARRESTS BY MOBERLY POLICE ON FRIDAY

A News Release by Moberly authorities indicated two people, John Hunt and Elizabeth Shepherd where placed under arrest following John Hunt and Elizabeth Shepherd were arrested July 26 after a traffic stop in Moberly .

were pwa traffic stop around 6pm Friday. Authorities said an officer stopped John Hunt in the area of Hagood and Franklin Street Friday when the officer recognized him from a parole warrant. During the stop, officers searched the car Hunt was driving and found bags with a substance believed to be methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia inside. During questioning, Elizabeth Shepherd said the bags were hers, She was being held at last report on a $5000 bond pending formal charges while Hunt was being held at the Randolph County Justice Center without bond.

BROOKFIELD POLICE BRIEFING

Sunday, Brookfield Police issued their most recent Brookfield Briefing outlining arrests, calls and investigations…

RANDOLPH COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT

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




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July 23, 2019

TEST APPROACHING FOR CALLAWAY ENERGY CENTER

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Region VII office announced this week the state of Missouri, along with the counties of Callaway, Gasconade, Osage, and Montgomery, will participate in a one-day exercise on August 13, 2019, in support of the Callaway Energy Center, located near Reform, Missouri. The routine exercise will test the abilities of the state of Missouri, the utility, and the participating counties to protect the health and safety of the public living and working in the vicinity of the Callaway Energy Center. The exercise is a biennial requirement to determine the adequacy of the state and local radiological emergency preparedness and response plans. It will require the activation of emergency facilities by the participating state and local officials. The activities of the state, county and local units of government will be observed and evaluated by the FEMA Region VII Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Program. Callaway Energy Center on-site performance will be observed and evaluated by officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). On Thursday, August 15, 2019, a public meeting will be held to describe and explain the full-scale response exercise process. Since the process of evaluating the full-scale response exercise will take months, the preliminary findings are very limited in scope. Members of the public and the media are invited to attend this meeting beginning at 10:00 a.m. (CDT) on the main floor of the State Emergency Management Agency Emergency Operations Center, located at 2302 Militia Drive, Jefferson City, Mo. Representatives from FEMA Region VII will chair the meeting and explain the exercise process. A representative from the NRC Region IV office, located in Arlington, Texas, will discuss activities conducted on-site at the power plant during the exercise.

LODGING REIMBURSEMENT MAY BE AVAILABLE FOR SOME STORM SURVIVIORS

Missourians who have registered with FEMA may be eligible for reimbursement if they paid out-of-pocket expenses for temporary lodging because of damage to their primary residences from recent flooding, severe storms and tornadoes.

Lodging expenses may be eligible for reimbursement if an applicant:

             registers with FEMA

             passes identity verification

             verifies occupancy in a primary residence within a designated county

             verifies that the primary residence is uninhabitable or inaccessible

             incurs disaster-related temporary lodging expenses from April 29 to July 5

             does not have insurance that would cover lodging; and

             did not receive lodging assistance during the same timeframe.

Reimbursement funds are available for eligible applicants under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. Survivors who are approved for lodging reimbursement must submit zero-balance receipts to FEMA to receive payment. Reimbursement will not cover incidental costs such as phone calls, laundry, internet, food, movies or pet care.  The 20 counties designated for FEMA Individual Assistance are: Andrew, Atchison, Boone, Buchanan, Carroll, Chariton, Cole, Greene, Holt, Jackson, Jasper, Lafayette, Lincoln, Livingston, Miller, Osage, Pike, Platte, Pulaski and St. Charles counties. Missouri residents affected by April 29-July 5 storms and flooding have until Sept. 9 to register for disaster assistance. Registering is free and takes about 20 minutes. There are three ways to register:

             Online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov

             Call the disaster assistance helpline: 800-621-FEMA (3362). Lines are open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Help is available in most languages.

             Visit a disaster recovery center. To find one, go to FEMA.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or call the helpline.


CHILLICOTHE POLICE CALL SUMMARY

July 24th, 2019

Chillicothe Police received 88 calls for service on 07/24/2019….




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July 25th, 2019

TIPTON WOMAN KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH IN COOPER COUNTY

Troop F of the highway patrol investigated a fatal crash in Cooper County around 5:00 pm yesterday (Wed) which is the 3rd fatality this month and the 42nd fatality for the year. The patrol said 18 year old Lindsey N. Woodall of Tipton was eastbound on Route H, just east of the Route AA intersection. The investigation revealed the vehicle travelled off the right side of the road and struck a tree. Woodall was pronounced deceased on scene at 6:22 pm by the Cooper County Coroner. Her body was transported to Thomas and Son’s Funeral Home in Jefferson City.

THREE PEOPLE TRANSPORTED TO HOSPITAL FOLLOWING SALINE COUNTY CRASH

The highway patrol reports three people sustained injuries in a Saline County crash, just before 5 o’clock yesterday (Wed) afternoon. According to the accident report, 16 year old Lydia A. Stephenson of Slater was northbound on Route 0 when the pickup she was driving travelled off the roadway, struck a ditch and several trees’s, overturned and came to rest on its wheels. The driver had minor injuries and was transported to Fitzgibbon hospital in Marshall. A passenger, 14 year old Emily Stephenson of Slater also received minor injuries and was taken by private auto. A second passenger, 16 year old Toby Heuman of Gillam received moderate injuries and was transported by EMS to Fitzgibbon. A total of three troopers and Saline County Deputies were at the scene.

BOONVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT WORKS DOWNTOWN FIRE

The Boonville Fire Department with assistance from the Cooper County Fire Protection District battled a blaze in the downtown area Wednesday night. According to the report the fire was located in the 400 block of Main Street. Three firemen were taken to an area hospital to be checked out as two of the firefighters were inside the structure when it collapsed and a thrd became overheated. The building was being utilized for storage as well as a parking structure. The cause has not officially been determined as of yet. No other damage to nearby buildings was reported.

RANDOLPH COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT ASKING FOR HELP LOCATING BEE HIVES

A post on the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page said the Randolph County Sheriff's Office received a report Wednesday of 6 stolen honey bee hives. The honey bee hives we're stolen off of Highway 63 and County Road 1760 between Cairo and Jacksonville. The hives are white in color with numbers on them. The hives we're reported to be numbered 9,. 10, 11, 12, 15 and 19 on them. Any information on the whereabouts of the hives or suspicious vehicles in the area, please contact the Randolph County Sheriff's Office at 844-277-6555 or Moberly Joint Communications at 660-263-0646.

THREE OFFICIALLY CHARGED WITH STEALING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN IPHONES FROM WALMART

Three people have now officially been charged in Randolph County for the stealing spree this past weekend at the Moberly Walmart Supercenter. We told you Monday that three people had been arrested after a chase that ended in Montgomery County. The three men from the Memphis Tennessee area have each been charged with 1st degree burglary, stealing $25,000 or more and 1st degree property damage. Court Documents say a total of 47 iPhones were stolen valued at $42,000. The entire event was captured on surveillance video.

MOBERLY POLICE SAY SCAM GOING ON IN THE AREA

If you receive a phone call asking for donations or credit card information on behalf of the Moberly Police Department, don’t be fooled because the PD is NOT conducting a fundraiser. Area residents have reported receiving phone calls from individuals claiming to be representing the police department and soliciting donations for a fundraiser. The police department issued a release on the department’s Facebook page, saying no one has been authorized to call residents on behalf of the police department. The Police Department also used the time to  remind everyone never to provide personal or financial information to anyone over the phone.




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July 24th, 2019

IOWA MOTORCYCLIST HURT IN CRASH

An Iowa man was flown to an Iowa hospital following a motorcycle accident Wednesday morning in Adair County. According to the repot, the accident occurred on Route A, 3 miles east of Greentop around 10:55 AM Wednesday morning when 59 year old Randy W. Boileau of Ainsworth, Iowi was westbound when his motorcycle travelled off the right side of the roadway, ejecting the man. Boileau sustained serious injuries and was transported by Life Flight to University Hospital in Iowa City.

CANTON TEEN HURT IN ATV CRASH

A 15 year old Canton teen was seriously injured in a ATV crash, 2 miles southeast of Monticello at 1:15 pm Wednesday. The patrol said 15 year old Hunter I. Yates of Canton was southbound and lost control on a gravel roadway. The ATV overturned and Yates was ejected. He was transported by Lewis County Ambulance to Blessing in Quincy. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Department assisted.

CAMERON MAN INVOLVED IN MILLER COUNTY COLLISION

The highway patrol said a driver from Cameron was involved in a two car crash in Miller County on Route W, just east of County Road Eastwood Drive. A southbound auto driven by 25 year old Ashley Turpen of Rocky Mount, MO hydroplaned  and the driver lost control. Her auto crossed the center line and overturned, into the path of a northbound vehicle driven by 49 year old Dean A. Holden of Cameron. That’s when the Holden auto crashed into the Turpen auto. Both vehicles were totaled in that collisison. Both drivers received moderate injuries and were transported by Lake Ozark Ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital. That wreck occurred at 7:30 AM Monday.

NEW DEPUTY CHIEF OF POLICE NAMED

The Kirksville Police Department will soon have a new Deputy Chief of Police. Sergeant Justin Jones will begin his new duties on September 9. Jones is a 1994 graduate of Adair County R-1 High School, and received his Associate Degree from Indian Hills Community College in 1998. He attended the Law Enforcement Training Center in Moberly, Mo., in 1998 where he received his police certification. Jones began his career with KPD in 1999, and was promoted to detective in 2008. In 2016, he was promoted to sergeant.  The current deputy Chief sTeve Farnsworth will begin his duties as the new Kirksville Police Chief on September 4th. Current Polic Chief Jim Hughes previously announced his retirement.

SEVERAL REPORTS OF THEFT IN PUTNAM COUNTY

Your Source KTVO and KTVO dot com says authorities are reminding citizens about leaving their homes and vehicles unlocked after several reports of theft. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office has received several reports of thefts around the Lake Thunderhead area. As a safety reminder, the sheriff’s office is encouraging residents to lock up their property and valuables.  Anyone having information regarding these thefts is encouraged to contact the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at 660-947-3200 or 660-947-2515. If you suspect any suspicious activity in your area, you are asked to contact your local law enforcement.




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July 23, 2019

MISSOURI RECEIVES GRANT TO BUILD NEW ROCHEPORT BRIDGE

Cross-state travelers will avoid months of lengthy traffic delays as a result of the announcement made Monday by U.S. Senator Roy Blunt and Congressman Sam Graves that Missouri will receive an $81.2 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to build a new I-70 Missouri River Bridge at Rocheport. The grant will enable a $240 million project to replace the existing four-lane I-70 bridge with a six-lane structure built just to the south of the current location, as well as reconstruct the Route BB interchange just east of the bridge. The existing bridge, which was built in 1960, will continue to be used during construction, meaning there will be very few impacts to traffic. The grant will also construct climbing lanes on I-70 at Mineola Hill in Montgomery County, which will improve safety and traffic flow through the Loutre River valley. Receipt of the grant will also trigger $301 million in state bonding, authorized by the Missouri General Assembly during the 2019 session, that will repair or replace another 215 bridges across the state. The bonds will be repaid out of state general revenue over a seven-year period. It will also free up $301 million that was already committed to these bridge projects in the current Statewide Transportation Improvement Program to enable other high-priority transportation needs across the state. Projects will be identified in cooperation with local planning partners. The grant will enable MoDOT to begin the environmental assessment and design for the new bridge, with construction likely to begin sometime in 2021. ” MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna said.I want to thank Governor Parson for his leadership and commitment to Missouri’s infrastructure needs “This could not have happened without his determination and unwavering support of infrastructure investment. Senator Blunt and Representatives Graves, Hartzler, Hawley, and other members of the Missouri Congressional delegation are to be commended for keeping the project top of mind in the nation’s capital. Thanks, too, to leaders in the City of Columbia, the City of Boonville, and Boone and Cooper counties for their commitment of $4.2 million in local funds that when leveraged with state and federal dollars will make a new bridge a reality.”

COLUMBIA POLICE RESPOND TO SHOTS FIRED REPORT IN 200 BLOCK OF APPLE TREE COURT SUNDAY

Columbia Police officers responded to the 200 block of Apple Tree Court on Sunday, July 21, at approximately 3:10 a.m. for a report of shots fired. During the investigation, evidence was located that indicated shots were fired and 32 shell casings were located.  There were no injuries reported. During the investigation, officers located damage to a vehicle that was not involved and damage to a residence where officers found and round lodged in an A/C duct and another lodged in a child's bedroom wall where the child was asleep. Two suspect vehicles were described as a white Cadillac with large rims and a dark-colored Pontiac G6. There are no descriptions of the drivers or other suspects at this time. Both vehicles left prior to officers arriving on the scene. Detectives are actively following up on leads to find all the responsible parties. Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

SHARING INFORMATION WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT

Over the past week and a half, area residents have provided the Mexico Public Safety Department with significant information about either crimes they were aware of or activities they felt were suspicious.  The information has led to the identification of five suspects involved in recent burglaries and other thefts.  It also allowed MPSD to work with the Boone County Sheriff’s Office and recover some of the stolen property, and provide jurisdiction suspect information about a crime in their area.  Cases are being forwarded to the Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney for the filing of charges. Area residents are encouraged to notify MPSD if they have information about a crime or if they see or hear anything that they feel is suspicious.  Mexico Public Safety can be reached at (573) 473-5800 or (573) 581-2100 or CRIMESTOPPERS can be reached at (800) 392-TIPS or (800) 392-8477

DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER OPENS IN COLE COUNTY

A FEMA disaster recovery center opened Sunday in Cole County to provide one-on-one assistance to Missourians affected by recent flooding, severe storms and tornadoes. Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration will provide information on available services, explain assistance programs and help survivors complete or check the status of their applications. The disaster recovery center is located at 17-36 Southridge Drive in Jefferson city and is open daily from 8AM to 7PM. Missourians from any county may visit any recovery center. Before visiting a recovery center, residents are asked to register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-FEMA (3362).

PATROL BOB SQUAD REMOVES GRENADE FROM APARTMENT IN EDINA

Your Source KTVO and KTVO dot com reports the Missouri State Highway Patrol Bomb Squad from Jefferson City responded to an apartment in northeast Missouri after a grenade was discovered on Monday. According to NEMO News, the grenade was found in the upstairs apartment of the late Anna Harris, who lived above the Edina Sentinel office on Main Street in Edina. A public representative for Harris located the grenade while taking inventory of the woman's possessions.  That person then contacted the Edina Police Department about her potentially explosive discovery. "They [the Missouri State Highway Patrol Bomb Squad] took out the fuse and determined it had already been activated," Police Chief Ryan Bishop said. "There were no explosive substances inside of the grenade." NEMO News says Harris' late husband was a World War II and Korean War Veteran. No businesses were evacuated, and no injuries were reported due to this incident.

NOONTIME CRASH SENT TWO PEOPLE IN AMBULANCES

The apparent T-bone crash happened at the intersection of Highway 63 and Highway 11 North in Kirksville. Your Source KTVO and KTVO dot com  reported that at this point in the crash investigation, authorities believed that a gold colored sedan was travelling southbound when an eastbound red SUV on Illinois Street attempted to cross 63 onto Highway 11 North. Police said the driver of the SUV failed to yield the right-of-way, and the two cars collided. Authorities told KTVO that two motorists were taken by ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Traffic at the intersection was blocked for about a half-hour.

MODOT ISSUES ANOTHER EXTENSION FOR HEAVIER THAN NORMAL LOADS IN FLOOD RELIEF EFFORTS

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

Check the MoDOT Traveler Information Map at www.modot.org or download the free app at Google Play or the Apple Store for up-to-date road closure information.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE INVESTIGATE TWO WEEKEND ACCIDENTS  WHERE ALCHOOL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

This past weekend, Chillicothe Police Officers worked two accidents where alcohol was the cause of the accident. Officer Turpin the Chillicothe Police Departments new accident investigator, with the assistance of Missouri State Highway Patrol are currently conducting an accident investigation that involved speeds of 100 mph. The driver of the vehicle was believed to be under the influence of alcohol and not wearing his seatbelt. The result of the rollover accident left the driver in critical condition from being thrown from the vehicle. The driver had to small children in the vehicle and was driving approximately 100 MPH prior to the accident. Alcohol and speed are believed to be the two major factors resulting in the accident. Neither child were injured due to being in proper child restraints. The Police Department has noticed an increase of people operating there motor vehicle after drinking alcohol. A reminder to all that this is one of the most dangerous things you can do in a motor vehicle. The Police Department is asking citizens to get a ride from a friend or call a cab if they have been drinking alcohol. Please be safe.

CHILLICOTHE POLICE WEEKEND SUMMARY

Here’s a summary of some of the weekend calls the PD handled ….

LIVINGSTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

Sheriff Steve Cox reports the following Incidents, Arrests and MORE

 Incidents:

·         July 12 we began an investigation on a Registered Sex Offender allegedly violating registration compliance as the suspect did not register within 3 business days of being released from incarceration and has at least 2 social media accounts that are not reported as required. Suspect was interviewed and report being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration.

·         July 13 the LCSO received part of a video recording system from a resident in eastern Livingston County. The video system was found by the reporting person and appears it may have been removed from unknown location during a crime. We are attempting to access the hard drive to gain additional information.

·         July 13 a stealing investigation began. Victim reported having $100 stolen from his wallet. Investigation shows one person with opportunity to have removed the money and that individual was interviewed and issued a summons to appear in Livingston County Associate Court on August 21 for alleged misdemeanor Stealing.

·         July 14 the LCSO began an investigation where a person allegedly used synthetic urine in attempt to circumvent a drug test directed by the court. A report will be submitted to the prosecuting attorney.

·         July 15 an investigation began on a bond condition violation of a person on bond for a felony drug crime. The investigation yielded evidence of methamphetamine and marijuana use. A report is being submitted to the Court.

·         July 15 the LCSO began an investigation of possible Interference with Custody. Investigation is continuing.

·         July 16 we began an investigation of reported assault in Utica. Female victim reported elderly male struck her with a cane and broom. Investigation continuing in attempts to interview other person.

Most Wanted Updates:

·         July 13 added Jon Alfred Ralston, 48, previously from Wheeling as Mr. Ralston is wanted on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Appear in Court on original class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance. Bond denied by the Court on case #19LV-CR00105-01 with warrant dated July 09, 2019.

·         July 17 added Josie Simone Murphy, 26, Chicago Illinois who is wanted for alleged Probation Violation on original class E felony Fraudulently Attempting to Obtain a Controlled Substance, 579.045 RSMO.  Bond set at $20,000 cash on case #17LV-CR00052-01 with warrant dated July 16, 2019.

Arrests:

·         July 15 the LCSO arrested Hunter Lee Forrest Burns, 18, Purdin on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Violation of Bond Conditions on original Possession Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine. Mr. Burns was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.

·         July 15 the LCSO arrested Virel Van Johnson, 61, Chillicothe, at order of Court as Mr. Johnson was sentenced to the Missouri Department of Corrections for treatment on a felony DWI. Mr. Johnson was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.

Citations:

·         July 12 speeding citations issued to a St. Joseph driver for 19 over the speed limit.

·         July 12 speeding citation issued to an Illinois driver for 17 over the speed limit.

·         July 12 speeding citation issued to a Gladstone, MO driver for 23 over the speed limit.

·         Saturday, July 13 2 LCSO deputies were assigned a couple of hours of traffic safety enforcement overtime funded through a grant.

·         July 13 speeding citation issued to a Smithville driver for 17 over the speed limit.

·         July 13 a speeding citation was issued to a Trenton, MO driver for 21 over the speed limit.

·         July 13 a speeding citation was issued to a Kansas City driver for 25 over the speed limit.

·         July 13 a speeding citation was issued to a Marthasville, MO driver for 17 over the speed limit.

·         July 13 a speeding citation issued to a Breckenridge, MO driver for 15 over the speed limit.

·         July 13 speeding citation issued to a Leavenworth, Kansas driver for 22 over the speed limit.

·         July 13 investigation is continuing for possible charge of driving while intoxicated-drug(s) stop. Potential citation to be issued upon receiving lab results

·         This does not include number of traffic stops, warnings given or motorists assisted.

Zaki:

·         July 14 Zaki was summoned to assist the Chillicothe Police on an investigation in the south end of Chillicothe. Zaki did his job and the CPD seized evidence. See CPD for additional details.

·         July 17 Zaki and Deputy Leadbetter were summoned to assist the Chillicothe Police on an investigation. See CPD for additional information.

Additional Information:

·         This has been a busy time for the LCSO with many on-going investigations, assisting other agencies, and collecting much evidence on various crimes.

·         LCSO staff has been working on multiple fugitive investigations and talking with area agencies in attempt to get active warrants served.

·         On July 17 the LCSO had only 16 people in custody at the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail, 4 of which were female detainees. This is the fewest people we have had incarcerated in quite some time. July 19 we were up to 17 people in custody.  Hopefully the trend continues.

Have a great week!

Steve Cox

 




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July 22, 2019

TEEN DROWNS AT MARK TWAIN LAKE

The Water Patrol Division of the Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a 17 year old from Springfield, IL died by drowning at Mark Twain Lake, at 6:48 PM Saturday in Ralls County. According to the report, Kameron L. Rice was wading near the shoreline just south of Marker B, a half a mile north of Black Jack Marina. Rice ended up going out into deeper water and was unable to swim. His body was recovered a short time later and was taken to a Perry funeral home.

$22,000 IN CELL PHONES STOLEN FROM MOBERLY WALMART – SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Three men were arrested in Montgomery County for allegedly stealing $22,000 worth of I-Phones and Apple Watches from the Moberly Wal-Mart. The post said Saturday morning at approximately 3:00 a.m. a pursuit entered Montgomery County on I-70.  The suspect vehicle turned South on Highway 19 where spike strips were deployed by the Highway Patrol. The vehicle ran off the roadway and 3 male suspects fled from the vehicle into a corn field. One subject was picked up a short time later and the other 2 where apprehended around noon Saturday as a result of a call from a New Florence business that said they were trying to purchase T-Shirts. A number of law enforcement agencies were involved in the investigation and pursuit and charges are pending in a number of jurisdictions.

BROOKFIELD POLICE MAKE THREE ARRESTS IN BURGLARY INVESTIGATION

A recent post on Social Media from the Brookfield Police Department said on July 15 at 10:33 am officers responded to a business in the 500 block of South Main Street in Brookfield for a report of a burglary. The reporting party stated $810.90 worth of merchandise including alcohol, candy and soft drinks were stolen from the business. A $100.00 video camera was also reported stolen. It was determined the suspect(s) gained entry through a bathroom window. On July 17 at 9:29 AM, officers were advised the business was again burglarized and more merchandise was stolen. Additional damage was documented and evidence collected. During the overnight hours of July 17th and the early morning hours of July 18th, three adults and a juvenile were arrested in connection with the burglary. The adults have been identified as Scott Slaughter, 25 of Brookfield, Elijah Waters, 20 of Brookfield and Kody Waters, 19 of Brookfield. The investigation is continuing.

BROOKFIELD FIREMENT RESPOND TO TRACTOR TRAILER FIRE SUNDAY MORNING

Brookfield Firefighters responded to a tractor trailer fire early Sunday morning. The fire was east of Brookfield on Highway 36 near Brookfield Tractor. Assisting in the response were Marceline Fire Department, Brookfield Police Department, Linn County Sheriff's Office, and Missouri State Highway Patrol. No injuries were reported.

UNUSUAL ACCIDENT SATURDAY NIGHT SOUTH OF BEVIER

The Highway Patrol investigated a rather unusual accident Saturday night in Highway C, south of Bevier. According to the report, 22 year old Timothy D. Goosey of Marceline was southbound around 9:25 PM when the left rear tire of his vehicle came across the center line of the highway and struck a northbound auto driven by 17 year old Seth D. Berrey of Huntsville. Berrey and a passenger, 18 year old Marissa D. Madrigal of Bevier both had minor injuries and were transported by private auto to Samaritan Hospital in Macon for treatment. The Macon County Sheriff’s Department and First Responders assisted at the scene.

MOTORCYCLE CRASH IN RALLS COUNTY SUNDAY

The Patrol said a Perry, MO motorcyclist received moderate injuries in a crash in Ralls County on Oregon Drive at Route D, five miles south of Perry around 5:45 pm Sunday. Clayton A. Majors, 23 was eastbound and turning onto Route D when he lost control of his motorcycle and overturned. Majors was transported to Blessing Hospital in Quincy for treatment.  The Ralls County and Monroe County Sheriff’s Departments, Perry Fire and Ralls County EMS all assisted at the scene.

MOTORCYCLE WRECK IN MACON COUNTY SUNDAY

The Highway Patrol said a LaPlata man was injured in a motorcycle crash in Macon County at 5:40 PM Sunday on US 63, south of Route AX. According to the report, 30 year old Russell C. Watts was northbound and slowing to make a left hand turn when his bike struck a large rock in the roadway and overturned, ejecting the biker. He was transported to Samaritan Hospital by private vehicle to Samaritan Hospital in Macon for treatment of moderate injuries.

TWO VEHICLE CRASH IN SCHUYER COUNTY SATURDAY

Two vehicles crashed at US 63 and US 136 in Schuyler County shortly after 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon. The patrol said 70 year old Gail Brown of Livonia was westbound and attempted to cross US 63 and was struck by a southbound auto driven by 38 year old Lea A. May of Lancaster. A passenger in the May auto, 14 year old Brooklynn S. Louck of Lancaster received minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment.

THREE PEOPLE HURT SATURDAY IN UTV ACCIDENT

The Highway Patrol said two people received serious injuries and one had moderate injuries in a wreck early Saturday morning on private property, 3/10’s of a mile west of Route A in Shelby County Friday. According to the repot 21 year old Cole M. Collins of Lentner was southbound at 12:44 AM Saturday when he lost control going down a hill and the vehicle overturned. Collins and 20 year old Shelby L. Sires of Moberly both sustained serious injuries. 22 year old Siidney J. Wear of Shelbina had moderate injuries. All three were transported by Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department and Salt River Ambulance and First Responders assisted.

TWO PEOPLE RECEIVED INJURIES IN ADAIR COUNTY WRECK

The patrol said 18 year old Alaina M. Nehls of Kirksville was behind the wheel when she lost control on Bullion Way, four and a half miles east of Kirksville Saturday afternoon at 2:12 PM. Her vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned before coming to rest upright on a fence. The driver had minor injuries as did a passenger, 18 year old Jayden E. Morgan of Janesville WI. Both were treated at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. The Adair County Sheriff’s Department assisted.

CALIFORNIA DRIVER HURT IN CALDWELL COUNTY MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

The patrol said a California man was seriously hurt when he was southbound on Turkey Road south of Iron Wood, four miles northwest of Braymer at 5:45 PM Sunday. 71 year old Ronald L. Parsons lost control of his motorcycle when the bike travelled off the west side of the roadway and overturned. He was transported by Caldwell County Ambulance to Cameron Regional Medical Center for treatment. The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department, Braymer Fire Department and Breckenridge Fire Department assisted at the scene.

 

TRENTON DRIVER HURT IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK

The patrol said 19 year old Nathaniel Z. Carter of Trenton received moderate injuries and was transported by prvate vehicle to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton for treatment after his vehicle travelled off the south side of the roadway and down into a ditch and struck a tree on NW 3rd Street, a half a mile west of Trenton Sunday morning at 10:45 AM.  The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department and Trenton Fire Department assisted on scene.

SATURDAY EVENING CRASH IN GRUNDY COUNTY

The Highway Patrol worked a crash involving a single vehicle in Grundy County Saturday night around 7:11 PM at NW Crane Lane and NW 22nd Avenue, 2 miles north of Trenton. The driver, an 18 year old from Trenton lost control of his pickup and it travelled off the road, struck a ditch and overturned, coming to rest on its top. He was not injured, however a passenger, 17 year old Tierney N. Doolittle of Trenton received minor injuries and was transported by Grundy County to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton.

SATURDAY CRASH NORTH OF HAMILTON

A Weatherby driver was southbound on MO 13, one mile north of Hamilton at 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon when her auto crossed the center line and struck the towed unit of a northbound auto. The vehicle then travelled off the east side of the highway, overturned and struck a barbed wire fence, ejecting the driver who was identified as 20 year old Johnnie L. Stephen. Steven was transported to Liberty hospital for treatment by Caldwell County Ambulance. The driver of the other vehicle, 54 year old George B. Chaney of Gilman City was able to bring his vehicle to a controlled stop and was not injured. The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.




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07/19/2019

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING

“WELCOME HOME ALUMNI” …this is Alumni Weekend in Brookfield

FIRE INVOLVING TRACTOR TRAILER UNIT HAULING STRAW

On Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at approximately 3:17PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the parking lot of Wal-Mart in the 4800 block of S Clark Street in reference to a fire.  Responding personnel found that a tractor-trailer, with the trailer loaded with straw, was burning in the south corner of the lot.  Upon arrival, the entire tractor unit was found to be burning, as was a significant amount of the straw.  People who had parked nearby were moving their vehicles and one of the fuel tanks on the tractor unit had ruptured just prior to MPSD arrival. The fire in the tractor unit was extinguished and the fire in the straw was contained until personnel from the City of Mexico Street Department arrived with equipment to remove the load.  The straw was removed from the trailer and the fire was extinguished. The driver stated he was driving on US Highway 54 near Mexico when he heard a “pop”.  He exited the highway, pulled into the lot to see what was wrong, and saw a fire near the driver’s side rear wheels of the tractor unit.  He called for assistance but the fire spread immediately. There were no injuries from the incident and that corner of the parking lot is closed until the vehicle and straw can be removed.

ROUTE  10 NOW OPEN WEST OF NORBORNE – OTHER ROUTES REMAIN CLOSED FROM HIGH WATER

As one east/west route opens, two north/south routes look to remain closed for an extended period. Missouri Route 10 west of Norborne reopened to traffic today after water receded and crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation completed minor repairs and debris removal. Receding water doesn’t always mean a roadway can reopen, though. Travelers who rely on Route 41 to Miami have been anxiously awaiting the water to go down and their route reopened. However, floodwater undermined the roadway and while the water is off the road, it will need to be repaired by a contractor before it is safe for motorists. Currently the timeframe for reopening Route 41 is not known. U.S. Route 65 south of Carrollton remains closed with water over the roadway. Floodwater remains so high that damage to the road surface and the road bed are not yet exposed and no assessments can be made. Crews continue to monitor water levels and are making repairs and clearing debris as they are able, but many parts of U.S. Route 65 are still inaccessible due to high water.

FEMA AGREES TO MISSOURI’S REQUEST TO CONSIDER EXPANDING DISASTER ASSISTANCE

FEMA Agrees to Missouri’s Request to Consider Expanding Disaster Assistance to Residents in 21 Additional Counties

FEMA Also Agrees to Conduct Damage Assessments in 4 Other Counties

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) agreed to the state of Missouri’s request to consider expanding last week’s federal disaster declaration. FEMA agreed to reevaluate the request for inclusion of 21 counties that were denied federal assistance on July 9. FEMA agreed to do the following: 

·         Conduct new damage assessment with the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and local officials in counties where newly identified damaged homes have been found;

·         Use ground teams to more fully assess areas that had previously been reviewed only by helicopter; and

·         Reevaluate insurance levels and income levels as factors in the ability to recover in some of the affected counties.

The 21 counties are Adair, Barton, Callaway, Christian, Clark, Cooper, Dallas, Douglas, Gasconade, Grundy, Harrison, Hickory, Howard, Jefferson, Laclede, Lewis, Macon, Polk, Saline, St. Louis, and Ste. Genevieve. All 21 counties had been denied assistance in President Trump’s July 9 federal disaster declaration.  FEMA has also agreed to conduct joint damage assessments with SEMA and local officials in Cape Girardeau, Marion, Newton, and McDonald counties. These four counties have not previously been assessed.   FEMA said the damage assessments would begin on July 23. Governor Mike Parson said he appreciated FEMA moving forward with the state’s requests, which were made on July 16.  If approved, FEMA Individual Assistance would allow eligible residents to seek federal assistance for temporary housing, housing repairs, replacement of damaged belongings, vehicles, and other qualifying expenses as a result of the flooding and storms. President Trump’s July 9 disaster declaration was for flooding and severe storms and made the federal Individual Assistance program available to eligible residents in Andrew, Atchison, Boone, Buchanan, Carroll, Chariton, Cole, Greene, Holt, Jackson, JasperLafayette, Lincoln, Livingston, Miller, Osage, Pike, Platte, Pulaski, and St. Charles counties.  As of July 17, FEMA has approved more than 500 households for Individual Assistance grants and provided more than $2.3 million directly to the survivors to help with their recovery. FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program has paid more than $18 million to Missouri policyholders for flood claims filed since March. To register for FEMA assistance, go to www.DisasterAssistance.gov or register by phone by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362). Telephone registration is available 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. (local time), seven days a week

NEW CAMBRIA LATEST TO BENEFIT FROM CO-OPS IN ACTION PROJECT

Chariton Valley (CV) and Macon Electric Cooperative (MEC) join forces to positively impact communities they serve with ‘Co-ops in Action’.  This program is a joint effort between the two cooperatives, where together they dedicate time and employees to tackle work projects for the communities they serve. The eighth project since inception took place at the New Cambria City Park where MEC and CV employees worked together at the City Park to paint the stage and put together some playground equipment purchased by the New Cambria Chamber of Commerce.   Allie Bennett, MEC Marketing and Communications Manager. “Co-ops in Action is a great opportunity for us to give back to our membership and help our local communities to thrive.” Donna Bell, CV’s Manager of Public Relations and Economic Development.  “We appreciate our customers’ loyalty over the years and feel it is important to give back,” she concluded.   To request a project, community or organization leaders submit a Project Request Form. If the request is approved, a volunteer workday is established. These projects are non-monetary based, therefore CV and MEC simply provide the labor to complete the job, while the group or organization is responsible for providing the materials. Applications for Co-ops in Action may be found at www.cvalley.net or www.maconelectric.com. Groups or organizations who need assistance with a project may apply to have work completed through Co-ops in Action. The program is currently seeking applications for fourth quarter 2019 projects.

Co-ops in Action - Building a better community, one project at a time!




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07/18/2019

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING

PICKUP COLLIDES WITH ROAD GRADER IN PUTNAM COUNTY

The Highway Patrol said the driver of a small pickup was injured when his vehicle crashed into a road grader in Putnam County Wednesday afternoon. According to the report, the indicdent happened just after 1:30 PM ON 290TH Road, three miles south of Unionville. 21 year old Jeramiah F. Summers of Unionville was southbound in a small pickup while 80 year old Garry L. Huffman of Unionville was northbound on a road grader when the Summers pickup struck the motor grader in the middle of the road. Summers sustained moderate injuries and was transported by Putman County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment. The patrol was assisted by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and the Putnam County Rural Fire Department.

PLANE MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING AT COLUMBIA REGIONAL AIRPORT

The Pilot of an American Airlines flight declared an emergency last (WED) night due to the smell of smoke in the cabin. No smoke was actually seen nor was any detected. The plane, Flight 3906 was in route to Columbia from Chicago when the emergency was declared. After the plane landed safely, all passengers exited the plane and mechanics started inspecting it. The flight was scheduled to fly back to Chicago, but was cancelled and will be taken to a maint4enance facility in the St. Louis are today.

CLARK WOMAN KILLED IN BOONE COUNTY CRASH

The Highway Patrol said a Clark Woman died as a result of a single vehicle crash near Harrisburg on Route F in Boone County at Coon Creek around 7:30 Wednesday morning. The crash occurred when a southbound vehicle driven by 32 year old Antoinette L. Knight of Clark crossed the center line. The driver overcorrected and the SUV struck a bridge barrier. Knight was pronounced dead at the scene and was not wearing a seat belt. Her body was taken to the Columbia Medical Examiner’s Office.

SHELBINA TEEN SHOT AND KILLED

Your Source KTVO & KTVO dot com says a northeast Missouri teen is dead after being shot in Shelbina. Police say the apparent accidental shooting happened around 1 a.m. Wednesday at a home in the 200 block of West Beech Street. Shelbina Police Chief Jerry Fenton told sister station, KHQA-TV, that when officers arrived at the residence, they found Zachery Stokes, 17, of Shelbina, with a gunshot wound to the torso and forearm. Stokes was taken to Samaritan Hospital in Macon where he was pronounced dead. Fenton said a 23-year-old man is the one who pulled the trigger. He was not arrested or charged because, at this time, police don’t believe the shooting was intentional, but officers are still investigating the circumstances. Fenton told KHQA he can’t rule out the possibility of charges being filed in the future.




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07/17/2019

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FOR THE AREA FROM 1 PM THIS

AFTERNOON TO 8 PM CDT SATURDAY...

WORK ZONE COLLISION TUESDAY NIGHT IN LINN COUNTY

The Highway Patrol worked a two vehicle collision in a construction work zone Tuesday night. According to the report, 22 year old Prest’n M. Kleoppel of Independence MO was southbound on Route M, five miles east of Purdin and north of Brookfield at 8:13 pm Tuesday night and his vehicle met another auto driven by 38 year old Kirk L. Harding of Lee’s Summitt as the two vehicles met at a hill crest. Harding was driving a Pilot vehicle in a construction zone and was northbound in the southbound lane when collision occurred. Neither driver was injuried, however, a passenger in the Griffin auto, 27 year old  Ronald W. Wheeler did receive moderate injuries and was transported by Linn County Ambulance to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield for treatment.  The Linn County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.

MOBERLY MAN HURT IN WRECK MONDAY MORNING

The Highway Patrol said 68 year old Raymond W. Huff of Moberly was injured in a collision on Highway M, 3 miles east of Moberly around 7:40 Monday morning. According to the report Huff was eastbound when his auto struck an eastbound truck that was stopped in the roadway.  Huff sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Moberly Regional Medical Center by Randolph County Ambulance Personnel. The patrol was assisted by the Eastern Randolph County Fire Department and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department.

MEDICAL EPSIODE RESULTS IN AREA FARMER DRIVING TRACTOR AND BALER INTO POND

A northeast Missouri farmer is lucky to be alive after a freak accident while baling hay Tuesday afternoon. Your Source, KTVO & KTVO dot com said the incident was reported at about 4:45 p.m. It happened at the John Moore residence on Adair County Route KK east of Millard. Emergency crews told KTVO a man was baling hay when he experienced a medical episode and drove the tractor and large hay baler he was operating into a pond. A neighbor identified the man as Benny Murphy of rural Kirksville. Rescuers said by the time they got there, Murphy was out of the water. It was reported that he had lost consciousness for a short time. The tractor and baler remained in the pond following the incident.  Murphy refused medical treatment at the scene and was not transported by ambulance.

MISSOURI MOVES TO EXPAND STATE’S DISASTER DECLARATION

Missouri Moves to Expand State’s Disaster Declaration to Include FEMA Assistance for Residents in 21 Additional Counties. The State Emergency Management Agency Request Also Seeks Assistance for Public Agencies, Nonprofits in 68 Counties for Damage to Roads and Infrastructure. The state of Missouri requested that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) expand last week’s federal disaster declaration for the state in two ways: consider making FEMA assistance available to residents and businesses in 21 additional counties; and provide assistance to public agencies in 68 counties to help with repairs to roads, bridges, and other damaged infrastructure. “Many Missouri communities have been hit hard this year by flooding and severe storms that have damaged and destroyed homes and businesses. Public agencies have also been impacted by severe damage to roads, bridges, and public buildings,” Governor Parson said. “Expanding the disaster declaration is warranted due to the extent of the damage across these additional counties and the high cost of repairs.” The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) requested that FEMA consider extending President Trump’s July 9 Individual Assistance disaster declaration for Missouri to include residents and businesses in Adair, Barton, Callaway, Christian, Clark, Cooper, Dallas, Douglas, Gasconade, Grundy, Harrison, Hickory, Howard, Jefferson, Laclede, Lewis, Macon, Polk, Saline, St. Louis, and Ste. Genevieve counties. SEMA said that while the 21 counties requested were denied assistance in the July 9 federal disaster declaration, additional information gathered as floodwaters receded increased the need for assistance. SEMA said earlier assessments, conducted by helicopter due to the flooding, did not capture all of the damage to homes. SEMA asked that FEMA re-evaluate the new damage information and that damage assessors revisit Clark, Callaway, Cooper, Gasconade, Howard, Lewis, Saline, St. Louis and Ste. Genevieve counties. SEMA also requested that joint damage assessments for Individual Assistance be conducted for the first time related to this disaster in four counties: Cape Girardeau, Marion, Newton and McDonald counties. This is being done with the expectation that SEMA will later request for these counties to also be included in the disaster declaration. Federal Individual Assistance would allow eligible residents to seek federal assistance for temporary housing, housing repairs, replacement of damaged belongings, vehicles, and other qualifying expenses as a result of the flooding and storms. Also, SEMA requested that FEMA expand the July 9 disaster declaration to provide Public Assistance for repairs to damaged roads, bridges, and other public infrastructure along with emergency response costs in a total of 68 counties: Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Barry, Barton, Bates, Bollinger, Buchanan, Caldwell, Camden, Cape Girardeau, Carroll, Cedar, Chariton, Clark, Cole, Dade, Dallas, Daviess, Douglas, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Henry, Hickory, Holt, Howell, Jackson, Jasper, Knox, Laclede, Lewis, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Maries, Marion, McDonald, Mercer, Miller, Mississippi, Monroe, Montgomery, New Madrid, Newton, Nodaway, Ozark, Pemiscot, Perry, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Ray, Ste. Genevieve, Saline, Schuyler, Scotland, Shannon, Shelby, Stoddard, Sullivan, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Wayne, Webster, and Wright. Additional counties may be considered for Public Assistance as floodwaters recede and more information is gathered locally. In the request, SEMA said that joint FEMA, SEMA, and local damage assessment teams had identified more than $26 million in infrastructure damage and emergency response costs experienced by local jurisdictions. SEMA also said the state of Missouri had damage and expenses totaling more than $23 million due to the flooding and storms.  President Trump’s July 9 disaster declaration was for flooding and severe storms and made the federal Individual Assistance program available to eligible residents in Andrew, Atchison, Boone, Buchanan, Carroll, Chariton, Cole, Greene, Holt, Jackson, Jasper, Lafayette, Lincoln, Livingston, Miller, Osage, Pike, Platte, Pulaski, and St. Charles counties.  As of July 15, FEMA has approved more than 300 households for Individual Assistance grants and provided more than $1.6 million directly to survivors to assist with recovery. FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program has paid more than $18 million to Missouri policyholders for flood claims filed since March. To register for FEMA assistance, go to www.DisasterAssistance.gov or register by phone by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362). Telephone

RESURFACING WORK ON ROUTE 129 & 5 IN CHARITON COUNTY PROGRESSING

After facing delays, the Chariton County Route 5 resurfacing project resumed last week. The project was delayed for the testing of materials utilized for the base widening, which were found to be acceptable. During the delay, crews from Capital Paving and Construction, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, began work on Route 129 and expect to complete the project at the end of this week. Crews were working to finish asphalt paving on Route 5 yesterday (TUES) followed by shoulder, rumble and striping operations. All work is weather permitting and could be rescheduled. Motorists who regularly travel this area should be alert and watch for roadway signs and workers. A pilot car is being used to guide vehicles through the work zone.

SMOOTHER DRIVE COMING FOR MOTERISTS ON SEVERAL AREA ROUTESlllllll                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Motorists can soon look forward to a smoother drive on U.S. Route 65 through Chillicothe and on Linn County Route M. Missouri Petroleum, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, will make repairs and complete micro-resurfacing on U.S. Route 65 from just north of County Road 228 to U.S. Route 36 and on Route M from just north of Brookfield to Route 11. Crews expect to begin work on both routes beginning Monday, July 22 and are scheduled to have all work complete in mid-August. Work will take place during nighttime hours from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. with crews working four days per week on both roadways. Some work may occur on the weekends, if necessary, to complete the project on time. All work is weather permitting and could be rescheduled. Motorists are urged to use caution and obey all traffic control, including signs, flaggers and pilot cars. Delays are expected, so drivers may want to choose an alternate route during this project. Also, starting Monday crews are expected to begin resurfacing Route F in Randolph County from Route 3 to Route C near Darksville.

RANDOLPH COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

This past Friday, July 12th, Randolph County Sheriff Mark Nichols reported the following incidents, reports, investigations and arrests…