LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/23/2018

 

SCHUYLER COUNTY ACCIDENT RESULTS IN MINOR INJURIES

A LaPlata man was transported by Schuyler County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment of minor injuries following a single vehicle wreck. The patrol said 19 year old William J. StClair was eastbound on US 136, 4 miles west of Downing shortly after 5 o’clock Sunday when his vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned. The Schuyler county Sheriff’s office provided assistance at the scene.

 

TWO MARSHALL MEN INJURED

One man from Marshall had moderate injuries after being thrown from a overturned car and the driver of that car sustained minor injuries in an accident Monday night around 10:40 pm.. According to the report, Samuel G. Dodd, age 23 of Marshall behind the wheel. The crash happend when the driver lost control at US Highway 24 in Saline County at 270th Road when the auto went off right side of the roadway and overturned, ejecting a passenger identified as 26 year old Larry D. Cooper Jr. of Marshall. He was transported by Slater EMS to Fitzibbon Hospital for treatment. The Saline County Sheriff’s office was on site as well.

 

DRIVER FLEES SCENE AFTER DEADLY COLUMBIA CRASH

The driver of a car that crashed Saturday night and killed a Columbia man is now facing formal charges as the Boone County Procecutors office filed charges yesterday (MON) against the driver of the car, 28 year old William Lalka. Those charges include DWI (resulting in the death of another), DWI (causing serious physical injury) and leaving the scene of an accident. According to Columbia Police, the crash happened single vehicle wreck occurred around 11pm on North Stadium Boulevard near Blackfoot Road, just northwest of Cosmo Park in Columbia when the northbound car went off the road and became airborne before hitting several trees and a utility pole. Following the crash, the driver ran from the scene but was located about two hours later and taken into custody. A passenger, 26 year old Celena Shearin had moderate injuries while another passenger, 28 year old Andrew Helmreich died at the scene.. Helmreich was a veteran. Visitation is scheduled for this Friday evening with funeral services Saturday.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/19/2018



MIZZOU HOMECOMING SATURDAY

Columbia will be a busy place this Saturday as its Homecoming and Hall of Fame weekend at Mizzou as the Tigers host Memphis. Parking lots will officially open at 8 am and the big homecomming parade kicks off at 9am in downtown Columbia. Tiger Town opens at noon and the Tiger Walk begins at 1 o’clock. At 1:30 pm gates at Memorial Stadium will be open to the public. At 2:10 is the Spirit Parade and at 2:30 THE Marching Mizzou Pregame Show will be underway with the official kickoff at 3 pm. The Homecoming King and Queen will be announced at halftime and one hour after the game is Mizzou Madness at Mizzou Arena. A fun and busy time in Columbia this weekend and there will be more people in town, more traffic and more delays so keep that in mind.  It’s Homecoming at Mizzou, this Saturday in Columbia.

 

COLLISION WITH DEER SOUTH OF MOBERLY

A Clark driver sustained minor injuries when her car collided with a deer on US 63, 4 miles south of Moberly at 6am Thursday morning. The patrol said 59 year old Mildred L. Moss  was northbound when her vehicle struck a deer in the roadway and had to be towed from the scene. Moss was transported by private auto to Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment.

 

HOWARD COUNTY WRECK

A collision at the juctoin of Highway 5 and Highway 40 in Howard County at 5:40 pm Thursday resulted in a New Franklin driver being taken to a Columbia hospital. The patrol said 83 year old Daniel L. Crowley of Franklin was stopped to turn left and another auto driven by 24 year old Racheal A. Parish of New Franklin struck the Crowley auto from behind. Crowley was not injured; however Parish was transported by Howard County Ambulance to University Hsopital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.  The patrol was assisted by the Howard County Sheriff’s Department and the New Franklin Police Department.


ROADWORK ON US ROUTE 36 IN MARION COUNTY

Weather permitting; MoDOT crews will be doing pavement repairs and light pole work on U.S. Route 36 in Marion County on October 23-24, one lane traffic in the eastbound lane from Route Z to Route J for pavement repairs. Work will be completed between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. but the work zone will remain in place continuously for the duration of the scheduled work.

Motorists may experience delays during this time. Please remember to always obey all work zone signs and personnel.  Also, please put down your cell phone to help eliminate distractions.

This work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled or delayed. For more information, call MoDOT at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or visit www.modot.org


CHILLICOTHE POLICE NEWS SUMMARY

October 17th, 2018

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/18/2018

 

FOUR PEOPLE INJURED IN WRECK ON HIGHWAY 63 WEDNESDAY NIGHT

The highway patrol said 4 people were injured in a wreck on highway 63, 2 miles south of Clark around 8:45 Wednesday morning. The report indicated 58 year old Charles A. Fuemmeler of Moberly was northbound in a big truck when it was struck by a northbound 18 wheeler driven by 24 year old Antwon T. Jordan of Macon, GA. Jordan was not injured. Fuemmeler and two other passengers 42 year old Durwin Heater of Madison and 46 year old Lawrence Martin of Madison all sustained minor injuries and were transported to Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment. One other passenger, 42 year old Ronnie Sotelo of Salisbury received moderate injuries and was transported via Randolph County Ambulance to Moberly Regional Hospital.  An additional trooper, along with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department and MoDOT provided on-scene assistance

 

TWO VEHICLE COLLISION IN KNOX COUNTY

A wreck on MO Highway 6 in Knox County, 4 miles west of Edina at 9:50 AM Wednesday sent both drivers to the hospital. The patrol said 76 year old James R. Browning of Edina was westbound and had slowed to make a left turn when his vehicle was struck from behind by another westbound auto driven by 32 year Darrell R. Shepard of LaBella, MO. Shepard received minor injuries while Browning had moderate injuries. Both were transported by Ambulance to Northeast Regonal Medical Center in Kirksville. A total of 4 state troopers worked the accident scene along with the Knox County Sheriff’s Department with assistance by the Knox County Rescue Squad.

                                                                                              

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN MISSOURI CONTINUES TO EDGE DOWN

Employment in Missouri grew by 3,300 jobs in September, and the state’s unemployment rate edged down another tenth of a point to 3.2 percent, the lowest it’s been since 2000.

Nonfarm payroll employment in Missouri increased by 3,300 jobs in September, on a seasonally adjusted basis. With an upward revision of 1,800 in the August data, nonfarm payrolls have grown by 6,100 jobs since July. In September, employment grew in durable goods manufacturing (+2,200); construction (+1,300); transportation, warehousing, and utilities (+1,200); and accommodation and food services (+1,200). September’s job gains helped push the over-the-year growth figure up to 39,300 for September, an increase of 1.4 percent from year-earlier employment.  Over-the-year job growth was noted in most reported industries:

At 3.2 percent, Missouri’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is now 0.4 points lower than it was a year ago and is at its lowest level since January 2000, when the rate was 3.1 percent.

The state’s rate is half a percentage point lower than the comparable U.S. rate and has been lower than the national rate for 41 consecutive months. Missouri’s not-seasonally-adjusted rate for September was 2.6 percent; the comparable U.S. figure was 3.6 percent.

 

HIGHWAY 36 HERITAGE ALLIANCE ANNUAL MEETING TO BE HELD IN MARCELINE

The 2018 Annual Meeting for the Highway 36 Heritage Alliance has been scheduled for Thursday November 1st  beginning at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be held in Marceline at the Walsworth Community Center at 124 Ritchie Street in Marceline. The cost is $10 per person for lunch can be paid in advance, at the door or can be invoiced.  The meeting will conclude around 2 p.m. If you would like to RSVP today, just email or call Amy Supple at amy@visitchillicothe.com or 660-240-0093.

 

NCMC CLOSED THIS FRIDAY FOR FALL BREAK

North Central Missouri College will be closed on Friday, October 19 in observance of fall break. This closing includes all buildings and offices at Main, Barton, North Belt, Maryville, and Bethany locations. There will be no classes held on Friday, October 19. The Ketcham Community Center will remain open for normal business hours. NCMC will reopen on Monday, October 22 for classes and regular hours of business.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE DAILY NEWS SUMMARY

 

            October 16th, 2018

 

Due to several recent automobile thefts, Chillicothe Police would like to stress that you take your keys and lock your cars. Don’t make it easy for the thieves. If your vehicle is locked, the thief will generally go to another much easier target.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/17/2018

 

 

LINN COUNTY RESIDENTS INVOLVED IN MEADVILLE COLLISION

Three Meadville residents had minor injuries in a two vehicle collision in a parking lot on highway 139 in Meadville. The patrol said the incident occurred shortly after 8 am Tuesday morning when 17 year old Clayton Raymo of Meadville was northbound and attempted to pull into a parking lot and pulled into the path and struck a southbound vehicle driven by 56 year old Kathy L. Young of Meadville in the side. Raymo and two passengers, 14  year old Lilliam Raymo and 9 year old Caden Raymo were all transported for treatment of minor injuries to Pershing hospital in Brookfield by Linn County Ambulance. The Linn County Sheriffs Department provided assistance on the scene

 

COLE COUNTY WRECK INVOLVES PERRY DRIVER

The patrol investigated a two vehicle crash in Cole County at 11:20 Tuesday morning on US 54, approximately 107 feet east of Monticello Road. The patrol said 61 year old Darrell Hall of Perry was westbound and struck another vehicle from behind. That auto was driven by 56 yea old Bruce Burkhart of Versailles. After the initial impact, the Burkhart auto travelled across the medium and eastbound lanes of US 54 and struck three mailboxes and a sign post. Burkhart received moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to Capital Region Medical Center for treatment.

 

 

COORDINATED EFFORT IN PHELPS COUNTY LEADS TO MULTIPLE DRUG-RELATED ARRESTS INCLUDING THAT OF A MOBERLY RESIDENT

On Thursday, October 12th, a coordinated effort in Phelps County led to several narcotics-related arrests and is a result of a lengthy narcotics investigation conducted by the South-Central Drug Task Force. Arrest teams consisting of troopers, officers from the Rolla Police Department, and deputies from the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department arrested 20 individuals on drug related charges including a Moberly man and a Tipton resident. 41 year old George Brusca of Moberly was arrested on a Phelps County warrant for two counts of distribute/deliver/manufacture/produce a controlled substance with a $100,000 bond. Also, 42 year old Johnny Smith, of Tipton, Missouri was charged in a Phelps County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. His bond was set at $50,000. The complete list of individuals arrested is posted on our station website.


1. Rodney Washington, 57, of Rolla, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $100,000 bond
2. Mathew A. Hinds, 37, of St. Joseph, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $25,000 bond
3. Randall S. Avery, 37, of Pacific, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for two counts of delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $50,000 bond
4. Friends S. Burwell, 44, of Salem, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $50,000 bond
5. Scotty D. Gately, 42, of Edgar Springs, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for two counts of delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $250,000 bond
6. Danielle M. Griffes, 34, of Rolla, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for three counts of delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $250,000 bond
7. George Brusca, 41, of Moberly, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for two counts of distribute/deliver/manufacture/produce a controlled substance. $100,000 bond
8. Johnny Smith, 42, of Tipton, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $50,000 bond
9. Austin Strom, 26, of Edgar Springs, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $50,000 bond
10. Alexis Jillian Starostki, 21, of St. James, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $25,000 bond
11. Craig M. Dotson, 42, of Rolla, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $25,000 bond
12. Larhonda F. Zatarski, 53, of Rolla, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for distribute/deliver/manufacture/produce a controlled substance. $50,000 bond
13. David L. Meyer, 55, of Rolla, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $50,000 bond
14. Barbara Chavez, 40, of St. James, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $25,000 bond
15. Melissa L. Andrews, 31, of Rolla, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for two counts of delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $250,000 bond
16. Michael S. Baggett, 26, of Newburg, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for two counts of delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $50,000 bond
17. Randy L. Mace, 55. of Edgar Springs, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $50,000 bond
18. Julie A. Sparks, 45, of Rolla, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $50,000 bond
19. Jackie L. Benton Jr., 39, of Rolla, Missouri ¯Phelps County warrant for three counts of delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $100,000 bond
20. Donnie E. Bunton, 40, of Rolla, Missouri ¯ Phelps County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. $50,000 bond. The South-Central Drug Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional drug task force coordinated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The task force specializes in narcotics-related investigations and is composed of narcotics officers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Phelps County Sheriff’s Department, Rolla Police Department, Dent County Sheriff’s Department, and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.

 

MEXICO TEEN HELD WITHOUT BOND IN AUDRAIN COUNTY JAIL ON 27 COUNTS OF SEX CRIMES

Your Source KTVO and KTVO.com reports a Mexico, Missouri teen has been charged with 27 counts of sex crimes. KTVO’s sister station, KHQA, reports court documents state Chandler Douse, 17, of Mexico along with another suspect identified as C.M., assaulted children under the age of 12 years old. An arrest warrant was issued on October 12th for Douse where he is being held with no bond in the Audrain County Jail. The report indicates all 27 charges stem from incidents that occurred between September 2016 and May of this year and include child molestation, sexual abuse, furnishing pornographic material, statutory rape, and incest.

The attacks happened while the victims stayed at the homes of Douse at various locations in Mexico. A court date has not yet been set.

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FLOODING TO LIMIT YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNTING AT FOUNTAIN GROVE CONSREVATION AREA

The Missouri Department of Conservation has closed portions of the Fountain Grove Conservation Area south of Meadville for the upcoming youth waterfowl hunting weekend Oct. 20 and 21 due to flooding on the area. According to MDC, some roads on the area are damaged and impassable due to floodwaters, and it is unclear when all roads will be open for vehicle traffic. While the number of hunting spots on the area will be reduced due to flood damage, MDC staff will still conduct a daily drawing on both days of the youth weekend to allocate available hunting positions. Fountain Grove Conservation Area sits in the floodplain of the Grand River and serves as an important migration stop for a variety of wildlife. Click here if you want to visit MDC online for more information about the area, including flood updates. Information can also be obtained by calling the following numbers:


 

BURN INJURY IN MEXICO

One week ago today, Wednesday, October 10th, 2018, at approximately 1137 PM, the Audrain Ambulance District and Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 700 block of E Jackson in Mexico in reference to a man who had been burned.  Responding personnel found that a 28 year-old man from Arizona was near a recreational fire pit and poured gasoline on the small fire that was already burning in the pit.  Fire travelled to the gas can and ignited the can and the man’s clothing.  The man suffered significant burns to the majority of his body.  A 21 year-old woman from Mexico, who was standing nearby, also received burns to one of her legs.

Both the man and woman were transported to University Hospital-Columbia by the Audrain Ambulance District.


NATIONAL SCHOOL BUS SAFETY WEEK
October 22
nd – 26th is National School Bus Safety Week and a great opportunity for parents to talk with their children about their responsibilities as a passenger. The Missouri State Highway Patrol recognizes the importance of bus safety and inspects every school bus in the state each year. National School Bus Safety Week and a great opportunity for parents to help kids understand their responsibilities as a passenger and how good behavior on the school bus can help prevent a traffic crash. Eliminating distractions and the ability to hear other traffic is helpful to the bus driver. In 2017, five people were killed and 401 people were injured in 869 traffic crashes involving school buses. The following link will provide you with several basic rules for students riding a school bus as well as several reminders for parent.

Highway Patrol Basic School Bus Safety Rules

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

 

            October 15th, 2018





LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/15/2018

 

NEW BOSTON DRIVER INJURED

A single vehicle accident around 9:40 Sunday night in Linn County resulted in modrerate injuries for a New Boston man. The patrol said the accident occurred on MO 11, five miles north of St. Catharine when a northbound vehicle operated by 24 year old Kyle O. Bailey went off the left side of the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned. Bailey was transported by private vehicle to Pershing Hospital in Brookfield for treatment. The patrol was assisted by the Linn County Sheriff’s Department and Linn County Ambulance.

 

TWO CAR CRASH SENDS KIRKSVILLE WOMAN TO HOSPITAL

A 2 car pileup occurred at 11:32 pm Friday night in the northbound lanes of US 63, four miles south of Lancaster in Schuyler County. The highway patrol report indicated 58 year old David V. Jonaitis of Livonia, MO was stopped attempting to make a left hand turn when another northbound vehicle driven by 23 year old Angela P. Meinberg of Kirksville struck the other vehicle from behind. Meinberg had moderate injuries and was transported by Schuyler County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment. The patrol was assisted by an additional trooper, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Department, Schuyler county First Responders and Schuyler County Ambulance.

 

SERIOUS INJURIES IN SATURDAY NIGHT WRECK IN CALDWELL COUNTY

The patrol said a Cowgill man received serouis injuries in a one vehicle wreck in Caldwell County, three miles east of Polo on East Soo Line Drive, west of Southeast Red Brick Road. According to the report the crash occurred as a westbound vehicle driven by 38 year old Anthony S. Vansel travelled off the south side of East Soo Line Drive and struck an embankment before going through a fence and rolling once. The vehicle came to rest on all 4 wheels facing south in a pasture. Vansel was transported to Liberty hospital by Caldwell County EMS for treatment. The patrol was assisted by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department, the Cowgill Fire Department and Caldwell County EMS. The crash occurred Saturday night around 9:10 pm. Vansel was charged with Careless and Imprudent Driving, Misdemeanor Driving While Intoxicated and operating a vehicle owned by another without insurance.

 

CLARK DRIVER INVOLVED IN OSAGE COUNTY ACCIDENT

A 79 year old Clark woman escaped injury in a two car wreck in Osage County on US 63 Saturday afternoon around 1:15pm. The patrol said Helen M. Embree was southbound on 63 when a westbound pickup on County Road 501 driven by 42 year old Stephen Berhorst of Westphalia attempted to cross highway 63 and was struck by the Embree pickup. Berhorst had moderate injuries and was transported to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment by Osage County EMS.

 

MOBERLY MAN ONE OF THREE DRIVERS INVOLVED IN CALLAWAY COUNTY COLLISION

A three vehicle collision occurred in Callaway County on Route WW at County Road 259 around 7:40 Saturday morning. The patrol said the crash occurred when a car driven by 25 year old Andrew J. Landis of Moberly was eastbound on Route WW and crossed the center line of the roadway and struck a westbound auto driven by 26 year old Tara A. Jones of Fulton. Following the initial collision, the Jones auto impacted another westbound vehicle driven by 27 year old Mycheal S. Walker of Fulton in the eastbound lane. The Landis and Walker autos’s came to rest in the roadway while the Jones vehicle travelled off the westbound lane of the highway and came to rest in a ditch. Jones was the only one injured in the accident. She was transported to University Hospital by Callaway County EMS for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

TROOP B REPORTS SEVERAL DWI ARRESTS OVER THE WEEKEND

Several area residents and others were arrested on DWI charges as well as other charges over the weekend by State Troopers. 36 year old Robert W. Heck of Milan was picked up in Linn County at 9:10 Sunday night an charged with DWI as a prior offender and Driving while Revoked. 61 year old Joseph Zindars of Monticello, Il was held at the Brookfield Police Department for a time while he was processed on a 1st  offense DWI charge. He was picked up at 7:12 pm Sunday. 23 year old Brady A. Smith of Fulton was charged with DWI at 12:38 AM Sunday in Randolph County and 23 year old Michael D. Wooten of Madison was charged with DWI in Randolph County at 4:20 AM Sunday.  The patrol arrested 21 year old Cristian T. McDaniel of Maryland Heights, MO on a marijuana possession charge in Marion County at 6:41 Sunday night. At 12:35 AM Sunday in Adair County, Troopers arrested 34 year old Jacob D. Miller of Kirksville on several charges including DWI-1st Offense, Careless and Imprudent Driving and Operating a motor vehicle without a valid license.  Saturday at 10:21 pm in Linn County 23 year old Dakota W. Heaney of Marceline was charged with DWI and Failure to maintain the right half of the roadway. At 11:15 AM Saturday, 49 year old Marty Collis of Garden Grove, IA was picked up on a felony charge of no drivers license, speeding and no insurance in Schuyler County. And earlier Saturday morning, at 9:45 am, 42 year old Robert G. Allen of Livonia was charged in Schuyler County with a felony of no driver’s license. In Troop F, 30 year old Martez D. Peete of Hannibal was charged with felony driving without a license, speeding and no insurance. He was picked up at 1:09 AM Saturday.


LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

10/12/2018

 

NOVINGER WOMAN BADLY HURT IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK

A Novinger woman sustained moderate injuries and was flown from the scene to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville following a one vehicle crash on MO 149, 5 miles south of Martinstown in Putnam County at 2:30 pm Thursday afternoon. The patrol said 72 year old Carolyn R. Heidenwith was northbound when her vehicle travelled off the right side of the road and struck a ditch. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and a State Conservation Agent assisted at the scene.

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY CRASH WHILE SWERVING TO MISS DEER

A Moberly woman crashed on US Highway 63, 1 mile east of Renick at 6:25 am Thursday when she swerved her vehicle to miss a deer in the road. The vehicle 24 year old Erica N. Hilmas was driving went off the right side of the roadway, struck a ditch and became airborne before the auto came to rest on its wheels. Hilmas was transported to Moberly Regional Medical Center by Randolph County Ambulance for treatment of minor injuries.

 

KIRKSVILLE CANDIDATES FORUM

The Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee will host a candidate forum be held on the AT Still University campus this coming Tuesday night (10/16/18). The doors will open at 5:30 pm in order for candidates to greet voters. The forum questions will begin at 6:00 pm. Candidates for contested races will be answering questions presented by the forum moderator. The first candidates to be heard from include the

In addition, candidates for non-contested races have been invited to attend and be introduced. The public is invited to attend in person or view the event via livestream on the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page


MO’S LT. GOV. TO VISIT SEVERAL COMMUNITIES DURING BUY MISSOURI WEEK

Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe will be visiting Boone, Marian, Lewis, Adair, Caldwell, Johnson, Pettis, St. Louis and Cape Girardeau counties during the first annual Buy Missouri Week, starting Saturday. Kehoe said “I look forward to traveling throughout the state to highlight Missouri businesses and Missouri-made products. Purchasing from Missouri manufacturers supports our state’s economy, but more importantly, it supports our friends and neighbors who work at these companies. Given the large variety of products made within our borders, and given the desire of many to support their local economy, I look forward to Buy Missouri Week raising awareness of Missouri-made products and motivating many to Buy Missouri both next week and well into the future.”To stay updated throughout Buy Missouri Week, follow Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe and Buy Missouri on social media and visit buymissouri.net for more information.

ROUTE V IN HOWARD COUNTY TO CLOSE FOR PIPE REPLACEMENT

The replacement of a culvert pipe along a Howard County Road by Missouri Department of Transportation crews will result in the closure of that road on Tuesday, October 16. The Missouri Department of Transportation reports Route V will close between County Road 257 and Snoddy Street in Armstrong from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Also, MoDOT says Weather permitting on Tuesday they will close Route 3 in Macon County from Macon County Route EE to Macon County Route HH for a culvert replacement. The work will be completed between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. that day.Motorists will need to use alternate routes during those closures and this work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled or delayed. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636). All roadwork is posted on the traveler information map.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

10/11/2018

 

SCHOOL CLOSURE FOR THURSDAY

Superintendent of Southwest Livingston R-1 School has called off classes and activities for Thursday, and cited the reason for the closure was continuing water over local roadways, including Routes C, D, & DD around Ludlow

 

BOIL ADVISORY FOR MACON RURAL WATER CUSTOMERS

The Macon County Rural Water District has issued a boil advisory for all customers of the Macon County Water District living in Randolph County, west of US 63 from the town of Jacksonville, south to Highway 24, west to the Sugar Creek Lake Area and then north to Highway DD, including Holidays Acres Lake and the City of Cairo. The advisory was issued following a break on a main line and lower than normal water pressure is possible. The advisory will expire this Friday at 8 AM

 

EWING MAN ARRESTED FOR SENDING LEWD PHOTOS  IN LEWIS COUNTY

On Sunday, October 7, 2018, Jesse L. Huckaby, age 42,of Ewing, Missouri was arrested by the Lewis County Sheriff's Office on two counts of attempted statutory rape in the second degree, both class E felonies. And one count of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.  On October 6, the sheriff's office received information that an adult male was sending lewd photographs to two juvenile females.  The sheriff's deputies then posed as the juvenile females via text messaging or social media.  Huckaby then drove to a cemetery where he thought he was meeting the juvenile females for sexual relations.  Lewis County deputies then took Mr. Huckaby into custody. Huckaby remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 cash only bond.

 

RALLS COUNTY ACCIDENT SENDS HANNIBAL WOMAN TO HOSPITAL WITH MODERATE INJURIES

A one vehicle accident in Ralls County around 5:15 pm Tuesday evening resulted in an ambulance ride to a Hannibal hospital. The patrol said the accident occurred on Route HH, 3 miles southwest of Hannibal when 40 year old Angel M. Douse of Hannibal swerved to miss a deer and drove off the left side of the roadway and struck a ditch. The Ralls County Sheriff’s Department and the Hannibal Rural Fire department assisted at the scene.

 

HOWARD COUNTY CRASH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON - TWO INJURED

A two vehicle accident in Howard County at 4:52pm Wednesday resulted in injuries. The patrol said a vehicle driven by 47 year old John J. Hunter of New Franklin struck the rear of another operated by 23 year old Brooke Durham of Boonville. Both vehicles travelled off the road and down a ravine before coming to rest on its wheels. Hunter had minor injuries and refused treatment on the scene. Durham        sustained moderate injuries and was transported to a Columbia hospital.

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/10/2018

 

 

CURRENT FLOOD WARNINGS & WATCHES

CURRENT ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO FLOODING

 

FLOODING CONTINUES TO AFFECT MOTORISTS PLANS

Flooding is continuing to impact residents, motorists and even students in some areas and due to ongoing flooding concerns, a few students in Chillicothe were sent home early Tuesday. Because of ongoing concerns, a handful of schools have made the decision to cancel classes for Wednesday because of flooding. As of now that list includes:


MoDOT is reporting several roads closed due to high water. For a listing of routes affected, visit the MoDOT traveler information page at www.modot.org and you will also find a complete and current list of watches and warnings issued by the National Weather Service by visiting the National Weather Service Hydrology Page.  Of course these links are available on our station website(s)

 

ROUTE 5 TO BE NARROWED TODAY FOR MOTORCADE FROM NOON TO 2PM

Motorists are reminded that Route 5 will be narrowed for the motorcade to return the remains of World War II Navy Seaman 2nd Class Harold Lloyd to his final resting place in Laclede. Crews from Missouri Department of Transportation will close the southbound lane of Route 5 from U.S. Route 36 to just north of the Laclede city limits from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Flaggers will be present to help guide the motorcade and area travelers through the area.

 

NCMC TO HOST DISTRICT 7 CANDIDATE PUBLIC FORUM

North Central Missouri College will be the site of a District 7 Candidate Form on Monday, October 15th from 3 to 4 pm in Cross Hall Lobby. The forum will be a question only format for incumbent Rusty Black (R) and challenger Dennis VanDyke (D) with pre-screened questions, submitted by students at NCMC and is scheduled for one hour. Each candidate will be given 10 to 15 identical questions and two minutes to respond to each. The event is open to the public.

 

SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE, CORN GROWERS & OTHERS HAILED DIRECTIVE TO EPA 

Good news for corn producers as well as local Ethanol plants and many including U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue hailed President Trump’s directive to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to begin a rulemaking process to expand the sale of corn ethanol, to include E15 year-round.  Missouri Corn Growers Associaton President Mark Scott of Wentzville said "This announcement is a win-win. It's a win for drivers who will have access to E15 every month of the year, a win for cleaner air and healthier environment, a win for local communities who depend on tax dollars generated by ethanol biorefineries and a much-needed win for corn farmers. The only group not happy is the oil industry, which to me, says we're doing something right. The goal is to see the rulemaking and year-round availability of E15 by the driving season of 2019.

 

USDA INVESTMENTS TO BENEFIT SEVERAL IN LOCAL AREA

On Monday, USDA Rural Development State Director Jeff Case announced investments of over $734,000 in eight (8) projects that will build community infrastructure and provide essential services for over 57,000 rural Missourians. Included in the projects is Macon County Economic Development, Inc. will use a $140,200 loan to purchase four replacement and patrol vehicles for the Macon County Sheriff’s Department.  Macon County Economic Development, Inc. is also receiving a $130,000 loan and a $20,000 grant to purchase eighteen (18) sets of breathing apparatuses for the city’s fire department. In Perry, a $33,800 loan and $41,200 is being awarded to the City of Perry Community Organization for the purchase of two utility trucks that will be leased to the city

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/09/2018

 

CURRENT FLOOD WARNINGS & WATCHES

CURRENT ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO FLOODING

 

FLOODING CONTINUES TO AFFECT MOTORISTS PLANS

With the heavy rains from the weekend and additional rainfall occurring and in the forecast, flooding continues to impact area travel plans. The National Weather Service has flood watches and flood warnings issued and MoDOT is reporting several roads closed due to high water. For a listing of routes affected, visit the MoDOT traveler information page at www.modot.org and you will also find a complete and current list of watches and warnings issued by the National Weather Service by visiting the National Weather Service Hydrology Page. Of course these links are available on our station website(s)

 

MOBERLY WOMAN INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

A Moberly woman was injured when the motorcycle she was operating overturned in a driveway on County Road 2750, 4 miles east of Renick. The highway patrol said the incident occurred at 12:10 PM Monday afternoon. The driver, 49 year old Michelle R. Hinshaw received moderate injuries and was transported by Randolph County Ambulance Personnel to University Hospital in Columbia. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Department and Frist Responders assisted at the scene.

 

SERIOUS INJURIES FOR TWO BOONE COUNTY DRIVERS

Two Columbia residents were seriously injured in an early morning collision in Boone County on Route WW, just west of Stone Mountain Parkway. The report said the wreck happened at 5:45 AM Monday when 24 year old Angela M. McHenry lost control of her eastbound auto as she went over a small hill crest, crossed the center line and struck a westbound vehicle in the left front. That vehicle was driven by 19 year old Logan M. Wood of Columbia. Both drivers were transported by Boone County Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. The Boone County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.

 

TRAFFIC DETOURED AFTER KIRKSVILLE MOTORIST STRIKES UTILITY POLE

 Your Source KTVO and KTVO.com is reporting traffic was detoured Monday morning after a vehicle struck a utility pole in Kirksville. The crash happened near the intersection of North Centennial and West Stacy streets around 10:45 a.m. Police at the scene told KTVO a 41-year-old Kirksville man was driving the vehicle. Officers say he left the roadway for an unknown reason, and hit the pole. The driver was transported to Northeast Regional Medical Center as a precaution.  Cable One crews also responded to the scene to remove the pole from the road. This crash remains under investigation.

 

TASK FORCE 1 (MO-TF1) ACTIVATED BY FEMA - HEADED TO FLORDIA

A News Release from the Boone County Fire Protection District says Missouri’s Task Force 1 is headed to Florida as preparations for the arrival of Hurricane Michael which is expected to make landfall in the Florida panhandle Wednesday night. Task Force 1 was activated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and deployed this (Tues) morning in route to Elgin Air Force Base in Florida. The team is comprised of 16 swift water technicians, four boats, water rescue equipment and decontamination supplies.

 

SATURDAY WRECK AT WEST CITY LIMITS OF HUNTSVILLE

A two vehicle collision on US 24 at the west city limits of Huntsville involved a Mendon driver, a passenger from Mendon and a Clifton Hill man. The patrol said 73 year old William C. Jacoby was stopped in traffic waiting to make a left turn when his pickup was struck from behind y an eastbound auto operated by 17 year old Shelby N. Duey of Mendon who received minor injuries. A passenger, 18 year old Bonita Duey received moderate injuries. Both were transported by Randolph County Ambulance to Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment. Jacoby also had minor injuries but was going to seek his own treatment. According to the report that wreck occurred Saturday at 11:45 AM. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Department and the Westran Fire Protection District provided on scene assistance.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/05/2018

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY CONVICTED MURDER SENTENCED TO CONSECUTIVE LIFE SENTENCES

Judge Terry Tschannen officially sentenced Jeffrey Nichols to five additional consecutive life sentences in Randolph County Court Thursday. In June, a jury delivered a verdict of life without the possibility of probation or parole on a charge of First Degree Murder, following the death of 92-year-old Carmelita Kaser from Moberly during an Easter weekend crime spree in 2013 in Randolph and Macon Counties. In June, the jury decided against the death penalty during the sentencing phase of the murder trial. Randolph County Special Prosecutor Mike Fusselman recommended the death penalty for Nichols during the trial. Judge Terry Tschannen sided with the jury’s recommendation Thursday in handing down sentences in the remaining convictions the jury found him guilty of, and was given five additional life terms that will run consecutive to the life without parole. The other man convicted in the case after admitting his role in the death, Christopher Lewis, from Macon, was previously sentenced to life in prison without parole.

 

SHELBYVILLE WOMAN RUN OVER BY OWN VEHICLE

An unusual accident left a Shelbyville woman with serious injuries around 9 o’clock Wednesday night. The patrol said 71 year old Karen J. Claussen had exited her vehicle, a full size minivan without placing it in park. The vehicle rolled backwards and struck Claussen. She was transported by Salt River Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. The accident occurred at her home located on County Road 223, five miles west of Shelbyville.

 

WOMAN INJURIED IN SALINE COUNTY WRECK

A Malta Bend, MO woman received serious injuries in a wreck in Saline County, at 10:53 PM Thursday night. The patrol said the accident occurred as a vehicle driven by 37 year old Tashia E. Wake of Malta Bend was traveling northbound on MO 41, 7 tenths of a mile north of Route E. Her vehicle went off the left side of the roadway and Wake over-corrected. That resulted in the vehicle returning to the roadway and then travel off the right side, strike the ground, and overturn, coming to rest on its side. Wake had serious injuries and was transported by Saline County EMS to University Hospital in Columbia.

 

FAYETTE RESIDENTS INJURED IN COLLISION

The patrol said 3 residents of Fayette were treated for minor injuries in a collision on Route 240, just north of the 240 Alternate around 7:15 Thursday morning g. According to the report, 40 year old Clare, Franz-Jones of Fayette had stopped for a school bus and was struck from behind by another auto driven by 72 year old Harry Gerken of Fayette. Both drivers and a passenger in the vehicle that was hit, 28 year old Eileen K. Stacy of Fayette were all transported to University Hospital for treatment.

 

BUCKLIN MAN ARRESTED AMONG THOSE ARRESTED BY STATE TROOPERS

The highway patrol arrested a Bucklin Man on two felony Macon County Warrants at 9:43 AM Wednesday morning. According to the report, 28 year old Cody A. Laws was arrested for Livestock theft and tampering with evidence, both of which are felony warrants issued out of Macon County. Troopers also reported that 20 yerr old Jacob D. Holt of Rutledge was placed on a 24 hour hold in Clark County pending filing of formal charges for possession of a controlled substance -  methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, no insurance and no seatbelt. He was arrested in Clark County at 10:29 AM Wednesday. Shortly thereafter at 10:49 AM, Michell Sweezer, 33, of Memphis was taken into custody on a 24 hour hold for possession methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and no seat belt.




 

LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

0/04/2018

 

KIRKSVILLE STUDENT IN TROUBLE AFTER BRINGING BB GUN TO SCHOOL

A post on the Kirksville R-3 School Districts Facebook page yesterday (WED) morning revealed that an elementary student was found to be in possession of a BB Gun at the school on Tuesday. Officials at the school had received a report that the student had the bb gun in his pants pocket about the time students at Ray Miller Elementary were being dismissed for the day and sent to school busses. The School Resource Officer handled the incident and the boy was immediately isolated from other students. No threats of any kind were made against staff or students. The discovery of the BB gun is the first at Ray Miller Elementary this school year. During the last school year, two students at Ray Miller were caught with a pocketknife on school grounds.

 

TWO VEHICLE’S COLLIDE AT BUSY KIRKSVILLE INTERSECTION WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Authorities said two vehicles collided at the intersection of Baltimore and Highway 6, inside the Kirksville City Limits around 7:30 last (WED) night. That’s the intersection in front of Wal-Mart and several other popular businesses. It reportedly occurred when a car collided with a Jeep in the northbound right turn lane of Baltimore. Traffic had to be diverted around the area as work crews cleared the scene. One person was taken to the hospital by ambulance as a precaution. Names of those involved were not released at the time of this report;

 

BROOKFIELD POLICE BRIEFING

09-30-2018


Brookfield Police recently posted the following on their Social Media page …


LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/03/2018

 

BRAYMER DRIVER INVOLVED IN COLLISSION WITH DEER

An 18 year old Braymer resident sustained minor injuries shortly after 7 o’clock last (TUES) night on Route A, 1 ¼ miles south of Braymer in Caldwell County. The patrol said Aaron B. Youtsey was northbound when a deer travelled into the path of his vehicle. The vehicle struck the deer and travelled off the east side of the roadway and partially blocking the northbound lane of Route A. Youtsey was transported by Caldwell County Ambulance to Liberty Hospital for treatment.

 

HIGHWAY PATROL ISSUES REMINDER ABOUT DEER
Lieutenant Colonel Eric T. Olson, acting superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds drivers that deer are more active and create hazards for Missouri motorists this time of year. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that an attempt to avoid striking a deer could result in a more serious crash involving oncoming traffic. Try to remain calm. Panicking and overreacting usually lead to more serious traffic crashes. Last year, drivers in Missouri experienced 4,070 traffic crashes where deer-vehicle strikes occurred. One deer strike occurred every 2.2 hours in the state. In these crashes, there were seven fatalities and 400 people were injured. The majority of deer strike crashes occur in October and November each year, with the largest number taking place in November. Although deer strikes can occur at any time, most occur between the hours of 5 p.m. and 6:59 a.m.
Remember: Rural areas are not the only place where deer/vehicle strikes occur. When you see a deer, slow down and proceed with caution. Deer often travel in groups--stay on guard after a close call or when you see a single deer. Natural features also affect deer movement. In areas where there are streams or wooded corridors surrounded by farmland, look for more deer to cross roadways.
Deer behavior changes due to mating season, which may cause an increase in sightings and roadway crossings. Hunting and crop harvesting may result in these animals being in places they aren’t usually seen. Drivers are urged to remain alert.

 

BEVIER WOMAN ARRESTED AT SON’S DAY CARE CENTER FOR DRUGS

Your Source, KTVO and KTVO.com reports a mother accused of selling methamphetamine was arrested at her son's day care center. Police were called to the facility in the south part of Macon last Thursday for a report of a woman who appeared to be under the influence when she arrived to pick up her child.

29 year old Lucinda Watson, of Bevier,  is now charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine), First-Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. In court documents, the investigating officer said when he confronted Watson to talk to her, she admitted to using meth and marijuana in the past 24 hours. A police K-9 indicated the presence of narcotics inside her car. The officer said Watson gave permission to search the vehicle. Police found four plastic baggies containing methamphetamine. The search also uncovered digital scales. Officers say they found $1,462 in cash in Watson’s wallet along with notes indicating drug sales. She is being held in the Macon County Jail on $25,000 cash-only bond.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

October 1st ,  2018

 





LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/02/2018

 

CHILLICOTHE MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AFTER CRASHING CAR INTO HARDEE’S

The Macon Police Department reports a Chillicothe man was taken into custody Monday morning (10/01/2018) after a vehicle he was driving crashed into Hardee’s Restaurant in Macon. Police responded to the call at approximately 7:05am, where they questioned the driver about the incident.  Police then learned the vehicle was stolen from the Chillicothe area and took the suspect into custody.  The 37 year old white male of Chillicothe (MO) was later transported to the Macon Police Department where he was issued a summons for careless & imprudent driving.  The man was then turned over to the custody of the Chillicothe Police Department pending further possible charges for motor vehicle theft. Macon’s Police Chief said the business sustained substantial damage to the south wall of the restaurant's dining area as the vehicle struck the building and entered the structure before coming to a complete stop.  No one was injured as a result of the accident.

 

COFFEE WITH A COP

Join Officers from the Macon Police Department tomorrow, October 3rd, for National Coffee with a Cop Day, at Macon McDonald's from 8am - 10am.  This is a relaxed and informal get-together to let citizens talk about issues they feel are important.  Come, get to know the officers that serve our community every day through casual conversations and enjoy a hot cup of coffee (or tea or cocoa) with officers from the Macon Police Department

 

CULVERT REPLACEMENTS SCHEDULED IN MACON COUNTY

Weather permitting,  MoDOT will be doing culvert work on Route 129 and Missouri Route 3 in Macon County this week.  Missouri Route 129 is on the schedule for this Thursday and the road will be closed from Macon County Route WW to Armada Street for a culvert Replacement. On Friday, Missouri Route 3 will be closed from Macon County Route EE to Macon County Route HH for a culvert Replacement. All work will be completed between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. each day. Motorists will need to use alternate routes during these times. Please 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. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636). All roadwork is posted on the traveler information map.

 

VAN METER STATE PARK OFFERS TAKE A HIKE PROGRAM THIS SATURDAY (OCTOBER 6TH)

Do you have a passion for hiking and nature? Do you enjoy observing and learning about new plants and animals? If so, join Van Meter Park staff at the park for a fun afternoon out in nature from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Meet at the small shelter house where you will craft a nature journal. Then put it to use out on the trail recording your natural surroundings. This event is free and open to the public.

Van Meter State Park is located north of I-70 and west of Highway 65 in Miami, 12 miles north of Marshall at 32146 N. Highway 122. For more information about the event, call the park at 660-886-7537.

 

CROWDER STATE PARK HOSTS OUTDOOR COOKING DEMO ON OCTOBER 13TH df

Next Saturday, October 13th, join Crowder State Park staff for a free outdoor cooking demonstration at the campground amphitheater starting at 10 am.. Several methods of outdoor cooking, including Dutch oven cooking, will be explained and demonstrated.

Crowder State Park isest of Trenton off Highway 146. For more information about the event, call Crowder State Park at 660-359-6473.

 

CORN GROWERS WELCOME NEWS OF NEW NAFTA

 

Missouri Corn Growers Association President Mark Scott of Wentzville released the following statement in the wake of Mondays published trilateral trade announcement with the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Formerly known as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and now renamed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the preliminary agreement would maintain valuable markets for corn growers. Mexico and Canada continue to be two tier customers when it comes to purchasing corn and corn by-products and it’s hoped their trade pact will bring some needed stability to the marketplace.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

10/01/2018

 

MOTORCYCLE CRASH SENDS TWO TO AREA HOSPITAL SUNDAY AFTERNOON

A motorcycle crash resulted in injuries for two area residents Sunday. The patrol said 41 year old Brandon D. Gibson of Columbia received moderate injuries when his motorcycle ran off the left side and overturned on US 63 South, just south of the MO 22 Junction in Boone County at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon. A passenger, 40 year old Tracy L. Bishop of Fulton received minor injuries. Both were transported to Boone Hospital in Columbia by ambulance.

 

ANOTHER SHOOTING IN DOWNTOWN COLUMBIA

This incident took place early Sunday morning around 3 AM in the College Avenue and Ash Street area. Columbia Police said officers found multiple shell casings on the scene. One man was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound that was not life threatening. Police said multiple calls were received of gunfire in that area and at last word no arrests have been made. Police also responded to a report of shots fired in the 900 block of East Business Loop 70 around 5am Sunday morning and found shell casings in the area. 25 year old Andrew L. Barnette-Kruger was arrested and taken to the Boone County jail on several charges including armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon while intoxicated, while in possession of a controlled substance, exhibiting a firearm, unlawful possession of a fire arm and distribution of a controlled substance.

 

ACCIDENT NEAR CHULA SENDS TRENTON MAN TO HOSPITAL FRIDAY

A Trenton driver received moderate injuries in a two vehicle crash on Liv 216, 3 miles southeast of Chula at 7:45 AM Friday morning. The patrol said the crash occurred when 18 year old James R. Knight of Trenton was westbound and crossed the center line of the roadway and struck an eastbound vehicle driven by 57 year old Mark A. Hooper of Chula, MO. The Knight pickup travelled off the north side of the roadway and overturned, ejecting the driver while the Hooper pickup came to rest in the roadway on its wheels facing east. Knight was transported by Chillicothe EMS to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department and an additional trooper provided on-scene assistance.

 

MINOR INJURIES FOR BROOKFIELD DRIVER AFTER HITTING SEMI FRIDAY

A Brookfield man was transported by Linn County Ambulance to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe for treatment of minor injuries after his westbound vehicle struck a westbound semi trailer around 8am. Friday morning. The patrol said 23 year old Matthew Moser was on US 36, 2 miles west of Meadville when the accident occurred. The semi driver 65 year old Jerry W. Albertson of Meadville was not injured. The Linn County Sheriffs Department and Meadville First Responders provided on-scene assistance.

 

HUNTSVILLE WOMEN HITS DEER IN ROADWAY RESULTING IN MINOR INJURIES

A Huntsville woman had minor injuries as did her 9 year old son after their vehicle struck a deer in the roadway Friday night at 9:35 pm. The patrol said 37 year old Amanda L. Drew and 9 year old Cooper D. Drew would seek their own treatment. That collision happened on US 63, 2 miles north of Cairo.

 

SEVERAL TRENTON RESIDENTS HURT IN WRECK SUNDAY

Several members of a Trenton family were transported for medical attention following a one vehicle wreck on MO 6, 2 miles west of Humphrey’s at 12:30 PM Sunday afternoon. The patrol said an eastbound auto driven by24 year old William K. Swartz ran off the roadway, struck a fence and overturned. The driver, along with 4 year old Bentley K. Swartz, 2 year old Weston E. Swartz and an infant … Preston W. Swartz all had minor injuries and was transported by Sullivan County Ambulance to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton. Another passenger and wife of the driver, 26 year old Thomasa K. Swartz was first taken by Sullivan County Ambulance to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton with serious injuries, and then was transported to St. Luke’s in Kansas City.

 

TROOPERS MAKE SEVERAL ARRESTS OVER THE WEEKEND

In Carroll County, at 7 PM Sunday, 38 year old Jimmie L. Erwin of Belton was charged with DWI-Drugs and placed on a 12 hour hold in the Chariton County Jail in Keytesville. In Chariton County, 30 year old Wyatt R. Lamore of Keytesville was charged Sunday afternoon at 3:26 pm with felony possession of Methamphetamine and speeding. He was placed on a 24 hour hold at the Chariton County jail. At 12:52 pm Sunday, 56 year old John L. Terry of Clifton Hill was transported to the Randolph County Jail on a felony Randolph County Probation warrant, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding. Shortly after 7 o’clock Saturday night in Sullivan County, 26 year old William J. Harrison of Milan was cited for DWI-Drugs, Careless and Imprudent driving involving a crash. He was later released. In Scotland County at 4:33 pm Saturday, 28 year old Mark A. Pender of Memphis was placed on a 12 hour hold after being charged with felony DWI as a persistent offender.  43 year old Brandi D Akins of Wyaconda was picked up in Clark County at 1:21 PM Saturday and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance - Hydrocodone, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a vehicle without a valid license.  She was later released. Also, in Adair County at 1:21 pm Saturday, 43 year old Roy K. Hart of Independence, MO was taken to the Adair County Jail with DWI while a person less than 17 years of age was in the vehicle and for failure to drive within a single lane. At 1:14 PM Saturday, 31 year old Dillon T. Pittman of Unionville was picked up in Putnam County has charged with DWI, NO insurance, careless and imprudent driving and no valid license. Friday night just before 10 pm in Adair County, 49 year old Gail B. Claybrook of Green Castle was charged with DWI.. And at 7:50 pm Friday, 41 year old Jason H. Brandenburg of Novinger was arrested on a no bond Adair County Warrant for Probation Violation with the original charge of 2nd Degree Assault. 

 

LATE NIGHT ROBBERY IN BOONVILLE

KMIZ.com is reporting two men are facing robbery charges after incident Friday night at the Dollar General Store on West Ashley Road in Boonville. Witnesses told Boonville Police officers that one black male entered the store, showed a handgun, demanded money and then left the store with an undetermined amount of money. A Cooper County deputy noticed a suspicious vehicle traveling south on Ashley Road. When he caught up to the vehicle, deputies later arrested 43-year-old Desimond L. Fields of South Carolina and 35-year-old Dwayne T. Rivers of North Carolina.  Authorities say evidence connected the suspects to the robbery at the Dollar General Store and no one was injured in the robbery.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

09/28/2018

 

JAMESPORT MAN FLOWN TO KANSAS CITY HOSPITAL WITH SERIOUS INJURIES

A Jamesport driver was flown to a Kansas City Hospital after an accident on MO 190, 1 mile south of Jamesport in Daviess County around 2:15 Thursday afternoon. The patrol said 52 year old David N. Kaffman of Jamesport was southbound and lost control of his pickup. The vehicle crossed the center of the road and ran off the east side where it struck a mailbox, wooden walkwa8y and driveway, then became airborne overturned several times striking several small trees, then came to rest partly on a fence facing east. Kaffman received serious injuries and was flown by Life Flight to Truman Medical Center. The patrol was assisted by the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department.

 

PUTNAM COUNTY WRECK RESULTS IN MINOR INJURIES FOR DRIVER & PASSENGER

The highway patrol with assistance by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department investigated a one vehicle wreck on US 136, a half a mile east of Hartford in Putnam County around 2:45 Thursday afternoon.  According to the report, 77 year old Paul J. Bradshaw was westbound when his vehicle travelled off the north side of the road, crossed a county road, struck and embankment and struck a tree. Bradshaw and a passenger, 66 year old Karen K. Bradshaw both had minor injuries and was transported by private auto to Scotland County Memorial Hospital for treatment.

 

FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE HAY BALER FIRE

Your Source, KTVO and KTVO.com reports a hay baler caught fire and is considered a total loss. The incident occurred in a cornfield north of LaPlata around 6:10 Thursday evening on Mockingbird Hill Lane about a quarter-mile north of Adair County Route E. The LaPlata Community Fire Protection District said the fire started inside the baler when a farmer was baling cut corn and that flames spread to about a half a dozen acres before being extinguished. The Adair County Rural Fire District provided assistance and the farmer was able to get his tractor unhitched and moved out of danger. No injuries were reported.

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

09/27/2018

 

MILAN MAN ACCUSED OF ASSULTING WIFE AND MORE

A Milan man is accused of kidnapping and beating his estranged wife. And as a result of the incident on Monday, 35 year old Daniel Stephens if Milan is now charged with First Degree Kidnapping, Firs-Degree Domestic Assault and Violation of an Order of Protection, a misdemeanor.  Your Source, KTVO and KTVO.com reports that Kirksville Police said in court documents that Stephens went to his wife's workplace in Kirksville early Monday morning and confronted her in the parking lot. Investigators say he yelled at the woman and coerced her to get into his car with him. The victim later told officers that Stephens drove down the road and punched the woman in the face with a closed fist and later struck her body multiple times with his fist. She said that at one point during the altercation the suspect also grabbed her by the throat and tried to choke her. According to the report, the victim was eventually able to get out of Stephens' car on Rye Creek Road and escape. She told police she hid behind a bush until her estranged husband left. At that point the woman started to walk down the road where she was eventually given a ride to her sister's home. Stephens is being held in the Adair County Law Enforcement Center on $75,000 cash-only bond.

 

BROOKFIELD POLICE RECOVER STOLEN VEHICLE AND MORE AFTER MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL PURSUIT

Monday night at 11:27 pm, Brookfield Police officers initiated a traffic stop of a silver Mazda SUV on the eastbound US 36 on-ramp. The Mazda came to a stop on the on-ramp but quickly sped away as the officer exited their patrol vehicle. The Mazda continued eastbound on US 36 at speeds approaching 89 MPH. The Mazda exited the roadway several times, crossed the center line several times and passed officers on the right shoulder. The Mazda exited US 36 at the Callao junction and traveled South on Highway 3. Two attempts to stop the Mazda using stop sticks were unsuccessful. The Mazda sped through Clifton Hill before heading West on Highway 24. On Highway 24 in Chariton County, after running a Deputy off the roadway, officers were able to box the Mazda in and bring the pursuit to an end. The driver, identified as Patrick Curtis Clark, 24 of St. Joseph and the passenger, identified as Chelsea Ann Adams, 29 of St. Joseph were immediately taken into custody. A MULES/NCIC check of the Mazda’s VIN showed the Mazda was reported stolen out of St. Joseph earlier in the day. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, officers recovered methamphetamine, marijuana and several pieces of drug paraphernalia. The vehicle was towed to the Brookfield Police Department where it was later returned to its owner. Clark and Adams were transported to the Chariton County Jail. Clark has been charged in Linn County with Tampering With a Motor Vehicle, Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and Resisting Arrest by Fleeing Creating a Substantial Risk of Injury/Death. Bond for Clark has been set at $50,000.00 cash or surety. Adams has been charged in Linn County with Tampering With a Motor Vehicle and Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance. Bond for Adams has been set at $10,000 cash or surety. Additional charges from other jurisdictions are pending. The Brookfield Police Department was assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and the Chariton County Sheriff’s Office.

 

TWO CAR COLLISION IN AUDRAIN COUNTY SENDS ONE DRIVER TO HOSPITAL

The highway patrol said one driver was taken to the hospital following a two car collision on MO 22 at Audrain Road at approximately 7:15 am yesterday (Wed).  80 year old Mabel J. Evans was eastbound and having a difficult time seeing do to glare from the morning sun and had slowed when her vehicle was struck  from behind by another eastbound auto driven by 20 year old Juuan J. Remiez of Mexico.

 

MINOR INJURIES IN COOPER COUNTY COLLISION

A 63 year old Otterville woman sustained minor injuries and was transported by private auto to Boone Hospital for treatment after a collision in Cooper County at 12226 Highway 5 around 1:41 Wednesday afternoon. The patrol said 72 year old Martha Ott of Cole Camp was northbound and slowed abruptly to make a left turn. Another northbound auto driven by 63 year old Terri Marley of Otterville attempted to pass and struck the Ott auto as it turned.  No other injuries were reported.

 

MOBERLY POLICE ISSUE REMINDER ABOUT HARVEST SEASON

Harvest Season is here and in full swing. The Moberly Police Department wants to remind everyone if you encounter slow moving Combines, Tractors, and trucks towing/hauling harvesting equipment on the road, slow down, and be patient before passing these vehicles. It is hard to see around them without exposing yourself to oncoming traffic. If you meet any of these large harvesting equipment, move over as far as possible to allow the equipment to pass. Be alert for harvesting equipment along with Trucks and Semi-Tractor Trailers entering and exiting crop fields. Have a safe and incident free Harvest Season.





LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

09/26/2018

 

INTRUDER SHOT DEAD BY HOMEOWNER IN MACON COUNTY HOME INVASION

Yesterday (TUES) morning shortly after 4:00 a.m., the Macon County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a report of an intruder inside a residence that had been shot.  Deputies responded to the scene on State Highway UU, northwest of Callao, MO. Deputies spoke with the homeowner on scene and determined that the suspect, 37 year old Jonathan Richardson of Gladstone, MO used a ladder to gain entry through a sliding glass door on the second level that was left open.  Once inside, the suspect made his way to the main floor and first threatened the homeowner in his bedroom with an air nailer.  After a brief verbal altercation, the suspect pulled a handgun on the homeowner.  This is when the homeowner fired upon the suspect.  When Deputies arrived, the suspect was found deceased with a loaded handgun in his possession.  The suspect had fired the handgun at least one time.  Macon County Coroner Brian Hayes assisted the Sheriff’s Office on scene.  A search of the suspects clothing revealed a crystal-like substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine.  An autopsy will be scheduled for later this week. The investigation is ongoing by the Sheriff’s Office, the Macon County Corner, and the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. 

 

MISSOURI COURT OF APPEALS, WESTERN DISTRICT, TO HOLD COURT IN LINNEUS

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, will convene court at the Linn County Courthouse in Linneus, Missouri, on Monday, October 15, 2018. A three-judge panel consisting of Presiding Judge Gary D. Witt, Judge Cindy Martin and Judge Anthony Rex Gabbert will hear oral arguments in four cases beginning at 1:00 p.m. The cases originated in area circuit courts. The judges will hear oral arguments and take time afterwards to discuss the court system and take general questions from the gallery. One of the four cases involves the appellants appeal from the circuit court’s judgment in favor of Monarch Title of Northern Missouri, Inc., on the Appellants’ claim of negligence involving a land transaction in Sullivan County.

 

STANBURY UNIFORMS ADDING THIRD MISSOURI PRODUCTION FACILITY

This part Friday, Stanbury Uniforms, Incorporated, headquartered in Brookfield, MO, announced plans to open a production facility in Warsaw, MO.  Stanbury Uniforms CEO, Steve Roberts, says the plant will provide additional manufacturing capacity, joining existing Stanbury locations in Brookfield and Milan, MO.  ‘We have experienced record growth over the past few years’, Roberts says, ‘this third location will allow us continue that growth, with confidence that we will continue to meet the demand and maintain our standards of quality and timeliness.’  

‘We’ve added as much equipment and personnel as we possibly can at our Brookfield and Milan locations’, Roberts says, ‘This is an incredible opportunity for us, along with a chance to continue our commitment to Missouri workers.’  All Stanbury production employees are represented by the Workers United! Labor Union.  Stanbury President Jim Elliott says ‘We received a tremendous amount of cooperation from all of the parties involved, including the City of Warsaw…which made this entire transaction a very smooth process.  We are excited to get the Warsaw plant opened.’ Stanbury Uniforms is the nation’s leading supplier of band uniforms, and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2017.  It has been headquartered in Brookfield since 1958 and has operated its Milan facility since 2006. 

 

KIRKSVILLE MAN FACING FELONY CHARGE OF NEGLECT OF A CHILD

KTVO.Com reports the father of the three-year-old Kirksville boy who ended up in Spur Pond along Osteopathy Street last Wednesday night has been charged.  Court documents state that the boy's mother had left the child in his father's care at the family's home on in the 900 block of West Gardner Street while she went to the store. After further investigation, the boy's dad, Theodore Holloway, 27, of Kirksville, is charged with felony Neglect of a Child.

According to court papers, Holloway, who was playing video games in another room, had left the boy watching TV in a back room of the residence.

He told officers he checked on the child about 15 to 20 minutes after his wife had left, and he was fine.Holloway said he gave the toddler a bottle and returned to playing video games.

About 30 minutes later, his wife returned home, a door was open and the boy was gone.

Holloway told police the door was broken, and he didn't think his son was able to open it.

The investigating officer said when he went to the home the next day, the door and frame had been removed and was in the process of being replaced. Holloway is being held in the Adair County Law Enforcement Center on $10,000 cash-only bond.

 

LAPLATA POLICE ARREST MAN ON MULTIPLE DRUG AND OTHER CHARGES

KTVO.com also reports a routine traffic stop lands one area man behind bars for multiple drug charges. According to the La Plata Police Department, Charles Reed VI, 29, of Atlanta, Missouri, was taken into custody on Sunday following a traffic stop. During an investigation, Reed was found to have drugs on him. He was taken to the Macon County Jail for booking. He's now been charged with Possession Of Controlled Substance Except 35 Grams Or Less Of Marijuana/Synthetic Cannabinoid, Unlawful Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia - Prior Drug Offense, Driving While Revoked/Suspended - 2nd Or 3rd Offense and Failure To Register Motor Vehicle. His bond is now set at $10,000 cash-only. The KTVO story said this isn't the first run-in with police for Reed. Back in 2014, Reed and another man were arrested for a fire at a service station in Atlanta.

 

Chillicothe Police Summary

 

September 23, 2018:
  • 02:34 am, Officers responded to Highway 190 and Liv 237 to assist Livingston County Sheriff’s Department with an arrest. A female suspect was transported by Officers to the Police Department.

  • 02:49 am, Officers responded to the 200 block of Business 36 Highway for an intoxicated subject. The subject had walked away from the hotel and his wife was worried about his well-being. The male subject later returned to his hotel room.
  • 07:22 am, Officers responded to the 100 block of 3rd Street for a panic alarm. The owner of the residents was contacted and verified the accidental trip of the alarm.

 

September 24, 2018





LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

09/25/2018

 

IT’S HARVEST TIME AND THAT MEANS PAY EXTRA ATTENTON!

 Fall has arrived and so has the time for harvesting crops. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers to expect heavier farm machinery traffic--especially on rural highways. Please obey all traffic laws and remain vigilant. Most importantly, everyone is encouraged to share the road. Farmers and motorists alike should be safe, courteous drivers. There were 174 Missouri traffic crashes involving farm equipment in 2017. In those crashes, five people were killed and 50 were injured. Farming plays a vital role in Missouri’s economy, history, and identity.

 

MERCER COUNTY ACHIEVES AGRI READY DESIGNATION

Mercer County has been recognized for its continued support of agricultural development, education and economic growth by achieving Agri-Ready County Designation. Announcement of the designation was made at the Mercer County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Princeton, Mo. on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Missouri Farmers Care (MFC), a coalition of 46 leading Missouri agricultural groups, grants designation to counties that create an environment conducive to agricultural entrepreneurship and opportunity and actively support Missouri's largest industry.

According to the most recent data available, agriculture in Mercer County generated $73.6 million in agricultural product sales, which translates into $47.6 million in value-added to the local economy in 2016. Agriculture, forestry, and other related industries support 693 local jobs, according to the 2016 Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) Economic Contributions of Agriculture and Forestry Study. The county's agricultural strength is anchored in the value of hogs and soybean farming.

 

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

09/24/2018

 

SERIOUS INJURIES FOR KIRKSVILLE WOMAN

A Kirksville woman was transported by Air Evac to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries following an accident on Route P, 2 miles east of Kirksville around 10:40 Sunday morning. The patrol said 79 year old Arthur W. Buchanan of Kirksville was eastbound on a UTV. A passenger, identified as 79 year old Jacetta J. Buchanan of Kirksville was improperly riding in a single seat UTV and fell from the vehicle. The patrol was assisted by the Adair County Sheriff’s Department, Adair County Ambulance, Adair County First Responders and Air Evac.

 

TWO CAR CRASH ON RANDOPLH COUNTY GRAVEL ROAD

The highway patrol investigated a two car collision on Randolph County Road 2320, 3 miles east of Moberly at 5:42 pm Saturday. According to the report, 28 year old Michaela R. Huber of Huntsville was northbound and failed to negotiate a curve. Her vehicle then crossed the center of the road and struck a southbound auto driven by 16 year old Jason C. Rusmussen of Moberly. Huber has minor injuries and was transported bia private auto to Moberly Regional Medical Center. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Department and Randolph Ambiance service [provided assistance at the scene.

 

RALLS COUNTY ACCIDENT SENDS HANNIBAL MAN TO HOSPITAL

A Hannibal resident was injured in a one vehicle wreck in Ralls County on Route A, 8 miles east of Monroe City. 76 year old Windell L. Brown was eastbound when his vehicle went off the right side of the road. The driver over-corrected and they auto traveled off the left side, overturned, struck a fence and finally came to rest on its side. Brown sustained moderate injuries and was transported by Monroe County Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment. The Ralls County Sheriff’s Department, Monroe City Fire Department and the Center Fire Department provided assistance at the scene.

 

THREE WITH MINOR INJURIES FOLLOWING GRUNDY COUNTY CRASH

Equipment failure was listed as the cause of a Grundy County crash on the exit ramp from MO 6 to Southbound US 65, less than a mile south of Trenton City Limits at 6:20 pm Sunday. According to the report, 29 year old Julia A. Liberty of Trenton was traveling down the ramp when her vehicle suffered an equipment failure resulting in the vehicle going off the roadway, down an embankment and struck a ditch and then came to rest on its wheels. Liberty had minor injuries as did two passengers, 11 year old David Holt and 8 year old Bravon Holt. All three were taken by private auto to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton for treatment. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department and the Trenton Police Department provided on scene assistance.

 

FULTON WOMAN INJURED IN CALLAWAY COUNTY WRECK

A Fulton woman was injured in a one vehicle Callaway County crash on Route JJ, 7 miles south of Route Z shortly after 1 o’clock Sunday. According to the report 77 year old Norma S. Lander was behind the wheel when her auto went off the roadway. The driver over corrected, resulting in the vehicle returning to the roadway, where it exited the opposite side of the road and overturned. She was transported by Callaway County EMS to University hospital in Columbia.

 

FATAL CRASH IN COLUMBIA

KOMU.com is reporting one person died and another was hurt in a one-vehicle crash Sunday morning in Columbia.. Police said Perri A. Jones, 21, was driving Southbound on the 2200 block of Old Highway 63. Destiny Hardin, 19, was also in the vehicle. Around 1:54 a.m., police said, Jones was traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control on a curve. The vehicle ran down an embankment and rolled. Jones was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. Hardin received minor injuries and was taken to a hospital. Both were MU students and police said neither Jones nor Hardin were wearing seatbelts.


AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATE LATE SUNDAY MORNING SHOOTING IN ADAIR COUNTY

Your Source KTVO and KTVO.com is reporting that Adair County authorities say a shooting occurred at 11:52 a.m. Sunday, at a residence on Deer Run Road, just outside Kirksville. Adair County Sheriff Robert Hardwick told KTVO law enforcement and first responders were dispatched for the report of a gunshot being heard inside a home. A 26-year-old male was then transported to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment of a gunshot wound to his upper left chest area. Hardwick adds no one else was involved, and the public is not in danger. At this time, the name of the victim and the circumstances behind the shooting has not been released.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

09/20/2018

 

EDINA MAN KILLED IN ATV ACCIDENT

The highway patrol said a 72 year old

An Edina man was killed in an accident involving an ATV Tuesday afternoon. The highway patrol said 72 year old Albert R. Hagerla of Edina was traveling southbound in a field when the ATV went off into a culvert and overturned, partially ejecting the driver. Hagerla was pronounced     dead at the scene by Knox County Sheriff Robert Becker. The victims body was transported to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina. The Patrol was assisted by the Know County Sheriff’s Office, Knox County Ambulance and Knox County Fire and Rescue.

 

CAR COLLIDES WITH DEER IN RALLS COUNTY

The highway patrol with assistance of the Ralls County Sheriff’s Office, Marion County ambulance and Hannibal Rural Fire provided assistance. According to the report 38 year odMaranda R.Jameson was northbound on US 61, 2 miles south of Hannibal when her vehicle struck a deer in the roadway. Jameson was not injured however her 13 year old daughter Payton C. Jameson of Hannibal was transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital for evaluation of minor injuries.

 

LAST YEAR’S FLU SEASON WAS THE WORST `1

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the flu costs the United States more than $87 billion annually and is responsible for the loss of close to 17 million workdays each flu season. Tens of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands die from flu-related illnesses each year. Last year’s flu season was the worst since 2009 with health officials estimating more than 700,000 people were hospitalized with flu or flu-like illness. Missouri reported 133,957 laboratory confirmed cases of flu and more than 2,000 pneumonia and influenza associated deaths. The flu shot is recommended for everyone six months of age and older and is the best prevention against the flu. Flu shots are especially important for young children and adults aged 65 and older. It can take up to two weeks after receiving your flu shot for flu antibodies to develop and become effective, so vaccination is encouraged before the end of October. Go to http://health.mo.gov/flu to find a flu clinic near you.

 

LINN COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE

The Linn County Relay for Life known as the Relay In The Park is this Saturday at Brookfield’s East Twin Park. Events are scheduled from 5 to 8 PM Saturday including food, entertainment, a silent auction, survivor lap and luminary ceremony. A meal including pulled pork or chickin walking tacos, chips and a drink will be available for $7 along with Desserts and homemade ice cream for $3. Bring your lawn chairs and help attack Cancer from all angles and join the Linn County Relay for Life with Relay In The Park, this Saturday, September 22nd at the East Twin Park in Brookfield.

 

FALL FESTIVAL SEASON

Yes, its hard to believe but fall will officially be here this coming Saturday as Autumn begins. That means it’s time for numerous fall festivals, corn maze events, candy corn, harvest season and more. Browning will officially be celebrating the season with the Annual Fall Festival on October 13th with a full day of activities including the pancake breakfast, car show, soup cook off, fall pageant and much more.

 

TODDLER TUESDAY KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 25TH

Crowder State Park is once again hosting Toddler Tuesdays beginning Sept. 25 and concluding Oct. 30.  Join park staff at the enclosed shelter on Tuesday, Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 10 until 11 a.m. Each Toddler Tuesday will feature a different nature-related topic and will include a story book and an age-appropriate craft.  Crowder State Park is located west of Trenton off Highway 146. For more information about the event, call Crowder State Park at 660-359-6473. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

 

BROOKFIELD TO HOST COLLEGE/CAREER FAIR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH

"Brookfield R-III High School will be hosting a College/Career Fair on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 1:30 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. in the Brookfield R-III High School gymnasium.  Organizers’ are anticipating approximately 45 community colleges, technical schools, public and private colleges/universities, military branches and several local businesses to participate in the fair.  There will be information available from the Missouri Department of Higher Education, which provides helpful details involving FAFSA and other financial aid processes/options.  Along with Brookfield R-III upper classmen, juniors and seniors from Marceline R-V, Bucklin R-II, Linn County R-I, Meadville R-IV, Northwestern R-I, Keytesville R-III and Hale R-I  have all been invited to attend.  Parents and other interested patrons are also welcome."  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Cathy Carlson or Susan Almond in the Brookfield R-III High School Guidance Office at (660) 258-7242. 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

09/18/2018

 

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBER SHOT AT TRAINING SITE SOUTHWEST OF MACON

At approximately 10:30 AM Monday morning, the Macon County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a report of an active shooter at the National Guard Training Site southwest of Macon and that a National Guard member had been shot in the face and was still being shot at. Deputies, along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Macon Police Department responded to the National Guard property and surrounding area. Law Enforcement made initial contact with members of the National Guard at the scene and learned that someone had shot through the windshield of the truck they were driving causing shrapnel wounds to the driver’s face.  The bullet that went through the windshield was believed to be lodged in the metal frame “A-post” in front of the driver.  There was also a passenger in the vehicle that was uninjured.  The victim was transported by EMS to Samaritan Hospital in Macon and later transferred to a Columbia hospital.  When law enforcement arrived in the area, gunshots were still being heard. According to the report, officers located a neighboring landowner was found to be sighting in rifles next to the National Guard property.  He didn’t realize that anything was going on even after the victim was injured and continued to sight in his guns.  Members of the National Guard reporting hearing 15-20 gunshots after the victim was injured.  It was unknown to them at the time who was shooting and what that person was shooting at.  The investigation is ongoing by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office.  Names are being withheld until the investigation is complete.

 

FOLLOW UP FROM OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING BACK IN AUGUST

A deputy with the Macon County Sheriff’s Department has been cleared of any wrong doing and is back on the job. On August 14, 2018, we told you that a Macon County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a pickup truck with expired registration, near the intersection of Bloomington St. and N. Macon St. in Bevier, Mo.  A passenger inside of the truck, later identified as Jakob D. Burton exited the truck with a rifle.  Burton walked toward the rear of the truck and in the direction of the Deputy.  The Sheriff’s Deputy gave Burton numerous commands to drop the weapon and Burton failed to comply with those commands.  Burton began to raise his rifle and in response the Deputy discharged his duty weapon.  The Deputy fired 4 rounds at Burton striking him in the leg and upper torso area.  The driver of the vehicle, exited the driver’s side of the vehicle and was unharmed. Emergency Medical Services and additional law enforcement arrived on the scene. As it was an Officer Involved Shooting, The incident was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control(DDCC).  All evidence from the scene including Burton’s rifle, the deputy’s duty weapon and body-worn camera were collected and seized by DDCC.  After conclusion of their investigation, DDCC forwarded the results of their investigation, including all police reports and laboratory analysis reports to the Macon County Prosecuting Attorney.  After meeting with the Macon County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to discuss the results of the investigation, Sheriff Kevin Shoemaker returned his deputy involved in the incident to regular duty, in earlier this month. Sheriff Shoemaker stated, “After reviewing the deputy’s body-worn camera footage, the investigation conducted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and speaking with the Macon County Prosecuting Attorney, our deputy has returned to work. Every day as law enforcement officers we put on a bulletproof vest and a firearm. We hope we never have to use either of them.  On August 14th, our deputy used one of them.  I am happy our deputy and no other citizens of Macon County were injured in this incident.” While at the hospital in Macon, prior to be transferred to a Columbia hospital, Burton was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.  Burton has since been discharged from the hospital and is currently being held at the Randolph County Jail.   Burton was has been charged with Armed Criminal Action, Assault 1st Degree on Law Enforcement, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine ).  Burton’s bond was set at $65,000, cash only.

 

MAJOR CRASH TEAM INVESTIGATES FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH

The Major Crash Team of the Missouri State Highway Patrol was called in to help put everything together following a motorcycle accident Sunday night at 7:50 pm in Cooper County that claimed the life of a Kansas City man. The patrol said the wreck happened in the Eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 at the 113 Mile Marker when 32 year old Anthony D. Martin began to brake and the motorcycle he was on ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a guardrail. The vehicle then entered back onto the roadway and Martin was ejected. He was pronounced deceased at the scene at 8:07 pm by Cooper County Coroner James Hurt.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

09/17/2018

 

BROOKFIELD MAN DEAD AFTER BEING HIT BY VEHICLE

A Brookfield man was killed and a Carrollton man injured Saturday night shortly after 8 pm on US highway 24, just east of County Road 311 in Carroll County. The patrol said 37 year Bryan Tebbenkamp of Holden was westbound on highway 24 when his vehicle crested a hill and struck a stalled farm tractor and 68 year old John Burns of Brookfield. 42 year old Brian Hale of Carrollton who was a pedestrian was also struck by the Tebbenkamp auto as was a unoccupied vehicle which belonged to Burns. Burns was pronounced dead at Carroll County Memorial Hospital a short time later. Hale was treated at the scene and Tebbenkamp was not injured.

HALE DRIVER KILLED WHEN TRUCK OVERTURNED

A man from Hale, MO was killed in a single vehicle wreck in Carroll County Saturday night. The patrol said the accident occurred at 10:15 pm on County Road 331,just north of Route J in Carroll County when 49 year old Virgil A. Keller of Hale traveled off the left side of the roadway and his vehicle overturned.

 

BICYCLIE & TRRUCK COLLIED IN COOPER COUNTY

A 15 year old riding a bicycle failed to yield to the driver of a vehicle on Route N, 32 feet west of Georgetown Drive in Cooper County at 1:37 pm Sunday. The patrol said the bicyclist was from the Rocheport . j was transported to University hospital in Columbia with serious injuries. His bicycle was strck by a eastbeound vehicle driven by 56 year old Barbara A. Drechsel of Boonville  when the bycyclist failed to yyield. He was ejected from his viyclise when it was

 

SERIOUS INJURIES FOR 85 YEAR OLD SHELBINA MAN

A Shelbina man was seriously injured in a two vehicle collision in Ralls County on Highway 154 at Highway F, 2 miles north of Vandalia Friday night at 5:15pm. The patrol said 85 year old George C. Carpenter of Shelbina was southbound and failed to yield tp a Westbound auto driven by 44 year old Jay E.  Garrett

 

AREA RESIDENTS INVOLVED NEAR MONROE CITY

A Trucker from Liberty , Il was eastbound in his tractor trailer unit in Ralls County, 3 miles east of Monroe City when he lost control of the east bound trailer. The truck driver was identified as 45 year old David L. Weitholdeder The trailer went off the road, then came back on the highway and collided with a westbound auto driven by 58 year old Rodney R. Coffman of Holliday which came to rest In a ditch. Two passengers, 58 year old Brenda J. C

offman and 58 year old Betty A. Kelllogg of Madison. Both were transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment.

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

09/14/2018

 

MURDER & SUCIDE IN SOUTHERN MACON COUNTY NEAR THOMAS HILL LAKE

Authorities were investigating what turned out to be a murder and suicide this past Sunday. KTVO’s John Garlock did a report that aired Thursday night and posted on KTVO.com the said neighbors were still struggling to understand. Macon County Sheriff Kevin Shoemaker said the bodies were discovered by a family member who was staying with the couple and happened in the early hours of Sunday morning at the Charles and Sharon Wade residence on Golden Avenue, eight miles south of Callao. Macon County Sheriff Kevin Shoemaker Charles Wade, 75, fatally shot his 74-year-old wife, Sharon, in the chest with a 9 mm pistol. He then shot himself in the chest and their bodies were found in their bedroom shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday. The two were pronounced dead at the scene and according to the Sheriff, Charles did leave a note. A neighbor said Wades were originally from the St. Louis area, but they had lived in southern Macon County near Thomas Hill Lake for about 13 years. Both were military veterans and will be buried next week at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery outside Jacksonville. The murder-suicide was investigated by the Macon County Sheriff's Office, the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control and Macon County Coroner Brian Hayes.

 

TWO VEHICLE CRASH IN BOONE COUNTY

A Harrisburg driver received moderate injuries on Route E, Northbound, south of Hatton Chapel Road in Boone County. 52 year old Robert J. Breen of Columbia was northbound and was stopped on the road delivering mail when his vehicle was struck from behind by another northbound vehicle driven by 77 year old Howard L. Davenport of Harrisburg. That accident happened shortly before 11 o’clock Friday morning.

 

MONITEAU COUNTY WRECK

A Wooldridge driver and a Columbia driver both received minor injuries when their autos collided during the 2 o’clock hour Thursday afternoon. The patrol said Mark D. Friedrich of Wooldridge was southbound on MO 179 when a northbound vehicle driven by 56 year old Brenda Kim auto lost control of it tow unit and crossed the Center line and the Kim auto travelled off the other side of the road and where it was struck by the Friedrick auto. Both drivers were transported to University Hospital for treatment…. Kim by Ambulance and Friedrick by private auto. Earlier in the day on Wed

 

MOTORCYCLIST ELUDES OFFICES AFTER CHASE, FOOT PURSUIT AND STRUGGLE

Early Thursday morning at approximately 1230AM, a Public Safety Officer attempted to pull over a blue, spray-painted “street bike” style motorcycle on Lakeview Rd in Mexico.  The driver failed to yield and a short pursuit began.  As the motorcycle neared the intersection of Elmwood Drive and W Liberty there was another Public Safety Officer in that area, so the driver drove the motorcycle off the road and fled on foot.  During the foot pursuit there was a short struggle between the driver and an officer before the driver escaped.  The motorcycle was towed from the scene and officers believe they know the identity of the driver.  The incident will be investigated further before it is forwarded to the Audrain County Prosecutor for possible arrest warrants.  There were no injuries from the incident. Anyone with any information is asked to contact CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 392-TIPS or (800) 392-8477 or Mexico Public Safety at (573) 581-2100 or (573) 473-5800.

 

AIRSHOW TO MOVE TO JEFFERSON CITY FOR 2019 EVENT

For the past 30 years, the Salute to Veterens Air Show has been held at Columbia Regional Airport, but organizers say the 2018 Salute to Veterens Air Show will be held at the Jefferson City airport as construction is expected to be underway in Columbia. KOMU TV reported on their website that Thursday morning the Public Works and Planning Committee decided to proceed as host of the 2019 Memorial weekend event. Event planning for the show is moving forword. The 2019 Salute to Veterans Memorial Day Airshow is scheduled for the Jefferson City Memorial Airport on Monday, May 27th, 2019.

 

AUTHORITIES ON SCENE OF CRASH INVOLVING TRUCK AND MOTORCYCLE

Little was known at the time this story was written other than the fact State Highway Patrol troopers, Columbia Police and others were on the scene of a crash in Boone County on Paris Road in Columbia. The patrol did indicate they were investigating the crash that reportedly resulted in serious injuries’ and involved a truck and a motorcycle around 9 o’clock Thursday night. The motorcycle driver was transported to a hospital. In addition, a member of the Major Crash Investigation Unit was on site as well. We’ll have more details about this incident as it becomes available.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

09/13/2018

 

MEXICO STUDENT DETAINED AFTER HAVING STOLEN GUN AT MIDDLE SCHOOL

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at approximately 2:17PM, alert staff members of the Mexico Middle School observed an 8th grade student acting suspiciously.  Upon further investigation, it was determined that the student had a gun in his possession.  The gun was seized and the juvenile was detained by a School Resource Officer and taken to the Mexico Public Safety Department without incident.  It was determined that the gun had been reported stolen in February 2018.  Mexico Public Safety is continuing to investigate and as of this time, there has been no indication found that the juvenile was planning on using the gun. The juvenile was turned over to 12th Circuit Court Juvenile Division Officers with the current charges of Unlawful Use of Weapon and Stealing (Receiving Stolen Property).

TWO TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN MEXICO EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING

Yesterday (WED) morning at approximately 1:50AM, an alert citizen called Mexico Public Safety to report two white males getting into parked vehicles in the south central part of town.  Responding officers searched the area and located Joshua C Kennemore, age 17 of Mexico, and a 14-year-old juvenile.  Both were taken into custody, and the investigation revealed evidence that the two had gone through and stolen items from at least five vehicles.  So far, no damage has been discovered.  The juvenile was eventually released to a parent and Kennemore was taken to the Audrain County Jail on a Callaway County warrant for Tampering With a Motor Vehicle.  MPSD is continuing to attempt to locate and speak with victims of this incident, to determine what charges will be filed. Anyone with information is asked to contact CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 392-TIPS or (800) 392-8477 or Mexico Public Safety at (573) 581-2100 or (573) 473-5800. 

THREE KNOX COUNTY STUDENTS ARRESTED ON ASSAULT CHARGES

Your Source, KTVO and KTVO.com reported Tuesday that three students who attend Knox County Schools in Edina are in custody and charged with assault after an incident on school grounds. Knox County Sheriff Robert Becker told the Edina Sentinel that the three underage suspects were arrested Monday at school. They are now charged with felony second-degree assault and are being held at the Juvenile Justice Center in Kirksville. According to the report multiple juvenile victims’ involved in the incident and the case is being investigated by the sheriff’s office, the Knox County Juvenile office and school officials. Names and details about what exactly happened are not being released as all of those involved are juveniles.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE REPORTS

Monday, September 10th.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

09/12/2018

 

BRILL SENTENCED TO 22 YEARS FOR CRASH THAT KILLED TEACHER

The courtroom was packed with emotion Tuesday as a Clark man was formally sentenced to 22 years in prison for the part he played in the death of a Harrisburg teacher and coach. Brandon Brill of Clark had plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter and assault in July and now knows his fate after being originally charged with 2nd degree murder when his pickup crashed head-on into a school bus driven by Brian Simpson, a teacher and cross country coach at Harrisburg. Simpson died at the scene of that crash that also injured five students of several students who were on the bus that day. The state had asked for 22 years while the defense was pushing for 12. Brill was sentenced to 15 years on the manslaughter charge and 7 years on the assault charge to be served consecutively and not concurrently. Brill had prior driving and drug possession convictions.

 

FULTON AUTHORITIES LOOKING FOR TWO ESCAPED JUVENILES

Fulton Police said in a news release that two male juveniles escaped from the Division of Youth Services in Fulton on Tuesday and officers from their department, the Callaway County Sheriff’s Department, and K-9 units were looking for the two. Police did warn people in the general vicinity to make sure vehicles are locked and to report any suspicious activity. At the time of the escape one boy who is 5’10” had on an orange shirt and black shorts. The other is 6’0” tall and was wearing a gray shirt and dark colored shorts. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fulton Police Department at 573-592-3100.

 

CALLAWAY COUNTY ACCIDENT TUESDAY

The patrol investigated a one vehicle Callaway County accident Tuesday. According to the report from the patrol, 50 year old Heide A. Douglas of Florrissant was eastbound on US 54 shortly before 1 o’clock Tuesday afternoon and her vehicle travelled off the left side of the roadway and struck a median cable barrier. The driver received minor injuries and was transported to Capital Regional by Ambulance.

 

MINOR INJURIES FOR STURGEON DRIVER WHEN VEHICLE COLLIDES WITH DEER

A Sturgeon man was slightly injured when his southbound vehicle collided with a deer on US 63, just south of Wagon Trail Road at 8:40 AM, Monday. The patrol said injuries were minor for 76 year old Richrd G. Goslin and that Goslin was to seek how own treatment.

 

SEVERAL INJURIED IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY CRASH SUNDAY

This past Sunday afternoon at 2:10 pm five people received minor injuries after a vehicle crash in Livingston County on LIV 235, 1 mile west of Chillicothe. The highway patrol reports the crash occurred as a westbound vehicle driven by 16 year old Mercedeze Norris of Hale was traveling at a high rate of speed, crested a levy and went airborne. The front of the vehicle struck the ground and continued west over a second levy, skidded off the south side of the roadway and struck an embankment, coming to rest off the south side of the roadway facing southeast. The driver and four passengers all had minor injuries. The passengers were identified as 17 year old Madison Juarez of Chillicothe, 12 year old Robert Davis of Chillicothe, 13 year old Albert Jenkins of Brookfield and 13 year old Gabriel Singleton of Brookfield. The driver and passengers were all taken to Hederick Medical Center in Chillicothe by private vehicle for treatment.

 

ROAD IMPROVEMENTS FOR CARROLL COUNTY HIGHWAY

A 14-mile stretch of Route 10 will soon have a new, smoother surface. The Missouri Department of Transportation contracted with Capital Paving and Construction, LLC to resurface Route 10 between Route FF, southwest of Norborne, to U.S. Business Route 65 in Carrollton. In addition to resurfacing, there will also be shoulder, guardrail and erosion control phases of the project. The contractor plans to begin work this coming Monday, Sept. 17 with guardrail work. Shoulder work is set to begin Sept. 24 with paving planned for an Oct. 2 start. All work is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 1. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in two-mile segments with flaggers and pilot cars directing motorists through the work zone, which may move daily. Crews will work daylight hours Monday through Saturday for the duration of the project, but there is the possibility of some Sunday work, if the contractor feels it necessary to complete the project on schedule. All scheduled roadwork is weather permitting and subject to change.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

09/11/2018

 

BEVIER DRIVER INJURED IN WRECK ON US 36

A Bevier woman received moderate injuries when her vehicle travelled off the south side of US 36 at 8:45 pm Monday night. Alexis M. Rhodes was behind the wheel as her vehicle continued through the median and crossed the eastbound lanes, then travelled off the south side of the roadway, struck a sign and overturned, coming to resist on its wheels. That wreck occurred  1 mile west of Callao. Rhodes was transported by Macon County Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. The Macon County Sheriff’s Office and Callao Fire Department assisted at the scene.

 

COLLISION IN PUTNAM COUNTY MONDAY EVENING

Two Unionville residents were involved in a collision on MO Route 5 Saturday night at 6:10 pm. The Patrol said 22 year old Courtney D. Peek of Unionville was attempting to make a left hand turn from a private drive and pulled into the path of another vehicle driven by 56 year old Stanley Veirs of Marshall.  Veirs attempted to avoid the collision and ended up crossing the southbound lane and ran off the road and was struck by the Peek auto. A passenger in the Vier vehicle, 46 year old Angela Veirs had minor injuries and was transported to Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville for treatment.,

 

KIRKSVILLE RESIDENTS ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES IN MACON

A Macon Police Officer made enforcement contact on Monday, September 3rd  with a vehicle on Highway 36 West for failure to display a front license plate. During the contact, police learned both occupants had suspended/revoked drivers' licenses. Police also learned of marijuana and a weapon being kept in the vehicle.  Upon conducting a search of the vehicle, a handgun was located under the rear passenger seat of the vehicle and a candy tin containing marijuana along with a backpack which was found to contain a baggie with crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine, also found were a syringe and an empty cigarette box containing marijuana.  Both suspects were placed under arrest at that time.  While conducting a terry pat down of the driver, police located another baggie of methamphetamine and a large amount of cash.  Both suspects were placed on 24 hour hold pending formal charges.  Police applied for and obtained arrest warrants for James L. Clark, 52 of Kirksville (MO), for Possession of a Controlled Substance (meth), Possession of under 35 grams of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts) and Driving while License Suspended/Revoked.  Bond was set at $15,000.00 cash only.  A warrant was also issued for Lindsey L Wallace, 33 of Kirksville (MO), for Possession of a Controlled Substance (meth) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with bond set at $15,000.00 cash or 10% allowed. 

 

MARSHALL WOMAN ARRESTED BY MACON POLICE ON SEVERAL CHARGES

On Saturday, a Macon Police officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a missing left outside mirror and excessive window tint.  During the contact, the Macon County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit was utilized which gave indication of the presence of narcotics, but no items were found within the vehicle.  The suspect was arrested for driving while license suspended and transported to the Macon Police Department for processing.  While in custody,  a female officer attempted to conduct a terry pat down for officer safety. The female suspect became combative, resisting officers by pulling away and attempting to bite one officer. Officers located drug paraphernalia consisting of digital measuring scales, two baggies containing a powder substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine, another baggie containing substance field tested positive for marijuana and another baggie with white powdery residue.  The female suspect was then transported to the Macon County Jail where she was placed on 24 hour hold pending formal charges.  Police applied for and obtained the arrest warrant for Lindsey D Glor, age 34, of Marshall (MO) for charges of Trafficking Drugs 2nd degree, Resisting Arrest for a Felony, Assault 4th degree Special Victim (law enforcement), Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving while Suspended and Operating Motor Vehicle with Excessive Vision Reducing Material.  Bond was set at $50,000 cash only. The suspect remains in custody at this time.


HOWARD COUNTY BRIDGE REPLACEMENT UNDERWAY

Howard County drivers will have to find an alternate route for a few months as contractors working for the Missouri Department of Transportation will replace the Route V bridge over Doxies Creek in Howard County. That work started yesterday (MON) and estimates are the road and bridge will be closed until early December.  Howard County Route V bridge over Doxies Creek on Monday, September 10. The bridge and road will be closed until early December. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route around the work area.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

09/10/2018

 

NEW STUDENTS WELCOMED TO KIRKSVILLE

New Students were officially welcomed to Kirksville last (Sun) night during the Welcome Back Students Event held on the Adair County Courthouse lawn in downtown Kirksville. The event provided new students with a basic understanding of what Kirksville and the area has to offer. Students from Truman State University, A.T. Still University and Moberly Area Community College (MACC) were invited to attend. The idea of the event was to help new students learn what different businesses, restaurants and resources can be found in the area. Tables were also set up offering giveaways, raffles, games and more. Organizers say they are excited to welcome all new students to the Kirksville community.

 

BRIDGE REHAB PROJECTS SCHEDULED TO START NEXT WEEK IN RANDOLPH COUNTY

Weather permitting, Monday, September 17th, Randolph County Route DD will close at Walnut Creek, located approximately 1.9 miles west of Randolph County Route Z near Cairo, for a bridge rehabilitation project. The project will consist of replacing the bridge deck. The contractor will have 65 days to complete this bridge. Sometime later, Randolph County Route EE will be closed, at Coon Creek, located approximately 2.3 miles east of U.S. Route 63 near Moberly, for similar rehabilitation work. A specific closure date has not been determined at this time. We will share that information once we know more. Once started, this bridge is to be completed in 65 calendar days. Lehman Construction of California, Missouri, was awarded these projects at a total cost of just under $550,000. Once these decks are replaced on these existing bridges, they will be 2 feet wider than before and they will have guardrail installed as an increased safety measure. For more information contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT or visit their website at www.modot.mo.gov/northeast. Message boards will be in place to notify motorists of the upcoming work.

 

AREA CAR DEALER TO CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY AND GRAND OPENING

A local car dealership will be celebrating its 75th anniversary and showing off its new facility this coming Saturday. Dean Miller is the 3rd Generation owner of Moberly Motor Company and his son, Nick is the 4th generation to be involved in the dealership that Dean’s father and grandfather started back in 1943. This past year, a new state of the art facility was constructed on the same site and right behind the building they’ve been operating out of at 1520 North Morley in Moberly. Everyone is invited to stop by from 11am to 3pm this Saturday for food, entertainment, giveaways, tours and more during the official Grand Opening of the new facility and 75th Anniversary Celebration.

 

CAMERON PRISON STILL DEALING WITH AFTERMATH OF MAY 12TH RIOT

Work continues at Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron following a riot that damaged the kitchen facilities, dining areas, food storage areas, offices, factories, tools, machinery and security doors and more. The facility houses around 1500 medium and maximum security inmates. The AP and a story in the Kansas City Star said the prison is working to rebuild staff, ease its lockdown, restore suspended programs and reassure concerned lawmakers. This coming Friday is when department officials say that some means will soon be held outside of cells, recreation time increased and normal visiting schedules will resume. In the story, a Department of Corrections spokesperson said the Crossroads situation is unprecedented in Missouri.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

09/07/2018


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MISSOURI MAY EXPERIENCE DANGEROUS FLOODING

The National Weather Service is forecasting heavy rainfall for the next several days from the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Gordon and a stalled cold front. Missouri could see flash flooding, especially along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and their tributaries. However, no major flooding is forecast for either river. The majority of Missouri will experience rain this weekend. Of note is the South Central Missouri area, which could receive four to six inches of rain. Rainfall in Rolla, MO, to St. Charles, MO, is forecast between four to eight inches from Friday to Saturday, September 7 and 8, 2018. With that in mind, officials encourage everyone to make good decisions regarding travel in flooded areas. Flooding, especially flash flooding, has proven to be extremely dangerous and can be fatal. Barricades closing a roadway are there to protect you. Drivers must respect barriers or barricades put in place by MoDOT — it is extremely dangerous and a violation of state law to drive around them. Flooding also affects safety on Missouri's waterways. The Patrol asks boaters across the state to take extra precautions when boating in flooded areas. Large amounts of rainfall cause rivers and lakes to become swollen. Many times, the right decision is to stay off the water. In areas where lakes or rivers spill over the banks, erosion and damage can occur to flooded structures, docks, or water laden levees by boat wakes. Boaters should avoid operating in these areas. If operation in these areas is necessary, boaters should operate at idle speed to avoid causing a wake. Flooded rivers and streams with moving currents present some of the most dangerous situations a boater can encounter. Fast moving water can easily capsize or flip a boat—or personal watercraft—especially when combined with fixed objects such as trees and buildings. Boaters should avoid any operations in these swift flowing waters.

 

TWO DRUG RELATED ARRESTS IN LIVINSTON COUNTY    

On Sunday, September 2nd, Officers with the Chillicothe Police Department attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 300 block of South Washington Street. When the vehicle didn't stop in a business parking lot and continued west on South Street, then south on Graves Street, then back west on Olive Street before stopping for Officers, they became suspicious. Officers made contact with a 39 year old female and her 32 year old male passenger and learned that the female actually had a suspended driver’s license. Officers investigated further into the stop, and became suspicious of possible drug activity, at which time they requested a K9 respond to the scene. Upon arrival of the Brookfield Police Department K9 and its handler, the K9 alerted to the possible presence of narcotics. A search of the vehicle yielded evidence consistent with the sales of narcotics as well as drug paraphernalia and both individuals were arrested.

During the investigation, Chief, the Detective, and Officers learned that the female hides narcotics on her body.  Officers advised the female of the allegation to which she denied and refused to cooperate. Officers then applied for and were granted a Livingston County search warrant to retrieve the narcotics from the female’s body. With a search warrant in hand, a search of the female (by a female Officer) yielded a bag of crystal substance that is consistent with methamphetamine from the female’s body. The Male and female have since been charged with delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance and are being held at Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. Their names have not been released by the Chillicothe Police Department.

 

HUNTERS ENCOURAGED TO SHARE THE HARVEST

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) encourage deer hunters around the state to share their harvests through the state’s Share the Harvest program. Deer season in Missouri runs from Sept. 15 through Jan. 15, 2019.

Administered by MDC and CFM, Share the Harvest coordinates the efforts of thousands of deer hunters, numerous participating meat processors, many local supporting organizations, and statewide sponsors to help feed hungry Missourians. Thousands of Missouri deer hunters donated more than 289,200 pounds of venison to the program last deer season – including nearly 5,600 whole white-tailed deer. Since the program was started in 1992, Share the Harvest has provided nearly 4 million pounds of lean, healthy venison to help feed hungry Missourians.

 

ROAD CLOSURE DUE TO BRIDGE DETERIORIATION

Randolph County Route DD was closed Thursday at Walnut Creek, located approximately 1.9 miles west of Randolph County Route Z near Cairo. Severe deterioration was found on the bridge, so for the safety of motorists, the bridge was closed. Walnut Creek is scheduled to have a new deck constructed starting Sept. 17th, so the bridge will remain closed until that project is completed. Message boards will be in place notifying motorists of the closure.  

 

IT’S BELLGAME FRIDAY ON YOUR OFFICIAL BELLGAME RADIO STATIONS

No other station can lay claim to doing as many Bellgame broadcasts or having announcers that can say the same thing. One thing that we are sure of is its going to be one muddy mess. Of course when it comes to the bellgame, its not over until its officially over.

 

FOOTBALL SCHEDULE UPDATES DUE TO WEATHER

While we are expecting a number of weather related announcements, delays and the like  for Friday night football we can already tell you that Knox County at Westran has been moved to the turf at Central Methodist University in Fayette – still a 7pm kickoff Friday




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

09/6/2018

 

FROM DROUGHT CONDITIONS TO FLOODING POSSIBLE

The National Weather service says parts of our area may receive anywhere from 4 to 8 inches of rain this weekend thanks to Tropical Storm Gordon that made landfall Tuesday night. Friday heavy rains are forecast and should make Friday night football an absolute mess. Of course, we’ll keep you posted on the latest weather as well as possible flooding concerns and more.

 

TRENTON DRIVER RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES

An accident in Sullivan County on MO Route 6, 2 miles west of Green City around 12:26 Wednesday afternoon resulted in minor injuries for a Trenton driver. The highway patrol said 39 year old Carla J. Dobbs of Trenton was eastbound. Her vehicle was reportedly side swiped by an unknown vehicle that continued on from the scene while the Dobbs auto came to rest in a ditch. Dobbs had minor injuries and was transported by Sullivan County Ambulance to Sullivan County Memorial hospital in Milan for treatment. The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department provided assistance at the scene.

 

KIRKSVILLE MAN HURT WHEN PINNED BY VEHICLE TIRE

A Kirksville man was hurt after being knocked down and pinned under a vehicle tire around 12:20 pm Wednesday in Macon County. The patrol said the incident occurred on US 36, 4 miles east of Macon when 48 year old Jason M. Schmidt of Kirksville who is listed as being a pedestrian in the patrol report exited the vehicle leaving the driver’s door open. The vehicle began to roll backwards, striking Schmidt and knocking him to the ground. He was then pinned under the driver’s side front tire and sustained moderate injuries. Schmidt was transported by Macon County Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. The Macon County Sheriff’s Department and Macon County Rescue Squad assisted at the scene. The patrol report did not indicate who the driver was or who the vehicle belonged too, but it did indicate insurance coverage on the 2016 auto. The investigation is continuing.

 

CAR AND DEER COLLISION SENDS TWO TO MOBERLY HOSPITAL

A Princeton driver and her son were taken to a local hospital for treatment after their vehicle struck a deer in the roadway and the vehicle came to rest on the shoulder. That accident happened in Randolph County on US Highway 63 south, just north of Cairo at 10:30 Wednesday morning.  46 year old Terri A. Kelly was the driver. She had minor injuries as did a passenger, 4 year old Maccrea Kelly of Princeton. Both were transported to Moberly Regional Medical Center via Randolph County Ambulance. The Cairo Fire Department and Randolph County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

09/03/2018

 

GREEN CITY MAN KILLED IN TRACTOR ACCIDENT

A Green City man died in a tractor accident Friday morning around 11am in Sullivan County.. The patrol said 89  year old David L. Watt was westbound on MO 6,  1 mile east of Milan on a farm tractor. The tractor ran off the north side of the road, struck and embankment and overturned. Watt was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Sullivan County coroner. The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, Milan Rural Fire and Sullivan County Ambulance provided assistance at the scene.

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY WRECK EAST OF MOBERLY SUNDAY NIGHT

Three people were injured, one seriously in a single vehicle crash on Randolph County Road 2315, 2 and a half miles east of Moberly at 9 o’clock Sunday night. The patrol said 20 year old Kayley A. Barnes of Macon was northbound and failed to negotiate a curve.  Her vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a group of trees. Barnes had moderate injuries, as did a passenger, 18 year old Alyssa P. Burkhardt of Moberly.  Another passenger, 19 year old Ashleigh M. Howe of Moberly sustained serious injuries. Howe and Burkhardt were both transported by Randolph County Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. Barnes was transported by ambulance to Moberly Regional Medical Center. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Department and Randolph Eastern Rural Fire Department assisted at the accident site.

 

LUDLOW WOMAN INJURED AFTER JUMPING FROM MOVING VEHICLE

The highway patrol reports a Ludlow woman received serious injuries after she jumped from a moving vehicle Sunday morning in Livingston County. According to the report, 40 year old John W. Anderson was southbound on County Road 403, 2 miles west of Ludlow and was engaged in a verbal argument with a passenger, 40 year old Shellie M. Anderson of Ludlow when Shellie Anderson opened the passenger door and jumped from the moving vehicle.  She was transported by Livingston County EMS, then was subsequently transported by Life Flight Eagle to Truman Medical Center in Kansas City. Troopers were assisted on scene by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department, Chillicothe EMS, Dawn Fire Department and Life Flight Eagle.

 

ARMSTRONG MAN TRANSPORTED TO COLUMBIA HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT

A 35 year old Armstrong man was transported to University Hospital by EMS for treatment after he sustained injuries Sunday night. The patrol said Kenneth J. Fehling of Armstrong sustained minor injuries while operating an ATV in a careless and imprudent manner at 104 County Road 241 in Howard County around 8:30 Sunday night and the ATV overturned.  

 

SEVERAL LOCAL RESIDENTS ARRESTED BY STATE TROOPERS

The patrol said a Trenton man was placed on a 12 hour hold at the Grundy County Jail after being picked  up at 6:17 Sunday night. According to the report 61 year old Larry W. Williams was charged with Misdemeanor Driving while Intoxicated and exceeding the posted speed limit. A LaPlata woman was charged in Macon County with 2nd offense DWI, Failure to Signal, Failure to drive on right half of roadway and no seat belt at 2:11 Am Sunday. The patrol said 30 year old Kasha B. Lanpher was originally held in Macon County before being released.  In Daviess County, the patrol arrested

46 year old Claudell A. Bruyer of Gallatin on two Clinton County felony warrants for possession of a controlled substance namely synthetic Cannabinoid. She was also charged with 2 counts of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia as well as possession of marijuana. She was transported to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail. The patrol made that arrest at 1:30 am Sunday. And in Adair County, the patrol picked up  42 year old Carmen K. Kamilton of Queen City at 10:26pm Sunday night. She was charged with DWI-Drugs, failure to maintain right half of roadway and no seatbelt. She was transported to the Adair County Jail and later released.



HANNIBAL SEARCH WARRANT  RESULTS IN ARRESTS AND SEIZURE OF METHAMPHETAMINE


A search warrant of a Hannibal home ends with four people facing several different charges. Your Source, KTVO.com reports the Hannibal Police Department, on Thursday, August 30th, the Anti-Crime Enforcement Squad (ACES) executed a search warrant in the 600 block of Lyon Street.


A significant quantity of methamphetamine was located.


The following people were taken into custody:


Antanet Hawkins and Angelica Hawkins were taken to the Marion County Jail. Antanet Hawkins bond was set at $100,000 cash. She remains in the Marion County Jail. Cramer was arrested and released. Washington was arrested and was able to post bond on the city warrant.  The Marion County Children’s Division assisted with two children.


CHILLICOTHE POLICE REPORT




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

08/31/2018


CANCELLATION:  Novinger at Cairo Softball & Baseball games for today have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

 

MILAN MAN INJURED IN EARLY MORNING CRASH WEST OF CHILLICOTHE

A one vehicle wreck in Livingston County at 3:50 Thursday morning in the eastbound lane of US 36, 1 mile west of Chillicothe resulted in injuries. The patrol said 31 year old Lynsey Wyant of Milan was eastbound when her pickup traveled off the north side of the roadway, struck a guardrail end, traveled across both lanes of US 36 and struck another guardrail before coming to rest on the shoulder of US 36 facing west. The driver was not injured, however a passenger, 34 year old Ricky A. Pauley of Milan received moderate injuries and was transported by Chillicothe Ambulance to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe for treatment. The patrol was assisted by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Departrment, Chillicothe Police Department and the Chillicothe Ambulance service.

 

RAIN CERTAINLY HELPING BUT DROUGHT CONTINUES TO BE WIDESPREAD IN MISSOURI

Drought Update …

The U.S. Drought Monitor map was updated Thursday and dry to exceptionally dry conditions continue to be widespread in Missouri. Seventy counties are in D2 or greater status, down from 71 counties last week. Twenty-two counties remain in D4 status, down from 24 counties last week. Exceptional drought conditions encompass 3.99 percent of the state. Twelve counties are in D3 status, a decrease from 19 counties last week. Thirty-six counties are in D2 status. This is an increase from 28 counties last week.

D4 conditions continue in all of Caldwell County. Portions of Andrew, Boone, Caldwell, Carroll, Chariton, Clay, Clinton, Cooper, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Howard, Jackson, Linn, Livingston, Nodaway, Platte, Ray, Saline and Sullivan counties are experiencing D4 conditions.

D3 conditions exist in Adair, Callaway, Clark, Cole, Macon, Mercer, Moniteau, Putnam, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland and Worth counties. D2 conditions exist in Audrain, Barry, Barton, Benton, Buchanan, Cass, Cedar, Christian, Date, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Hickory, Holt, Jasper, Johnson, Knox, Laclede, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lewis, Maries, McDonald, Monroe, Morgan, Newton, Osage, Pettis, Phelps, Polk, Pulaski, St. Clair, Stone, Taney, Webster and Wright counties. In response to drought conditions in Missouri, Governor Parson made emergency water access available for family farms at 28 Department of Conservation areas and five Department of Natural Resources state parks. Read more and locate water hauling access areas and contact information for individual sites online at https://dnr.mo.gov/droughtresources.htm. Additional information about agriculture and drinking water assistance and resources is available on the website. A new map is available that provides drought condition reports and photos that were submitted by citizens. The Experimental Missouri Drought Conditions & Impacts Map is online at http://arcg.is/0Xrvy4. A photo gallery, organized in folders by county, also is available online at https://bit.ly/2MHHjlS. Reports and photos are essential tools used in the assessment of drought conditions. As drought conditions continue, citizens are strongly encouraged to report livestock stress, crop damage and low water in ponds and streams by submitting information using the Missouri Extension Drought Impact Reporter online at https://bit.ly/2OdCcHd. Information will be used to assess conditions in each county and to inform drought maps provided by U.S. Drought Monitor for Missouri (https://bit.ly/2C2nm4j).  All of this information, including links to the various resources is available right now on our station websites.

 

HOWARD COUNTY ROAD TO CLOSE

The Missouri Department of Transportation will replace a number of culvert pipes on Route 87 between Route 5 and Route 187. The work will close Route 87 Tuesday, September 4 through Thursday, September 13. The road will be closed from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.

Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route around the work area. For more information about this project or other projects around the state, call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or you can also visit their website or  various social media pages.

 

SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS PLANNED IN TROOP B DURING SEPTEMBER

Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces during the month of September 2018, troopers will be participating in special enforcement operations in addition to the Labor Day holiday weekend Operation C.A.R.E.  Sometime during the month of September, a Click It seat belt enforcement operation will occur in Schuyler County.  Also in September, DWI saturations will occur in Adair, Chariton, Knox, Macon, Monroe, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Shelby, and Schuyler counties. 

Captain Wilt urges all citizens to help law enforcement efforts to apprehend impaired drivers.  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 *55 on a cellular telephone.

 

SEVERAL NEW BILLS HAVE NOW BECOME LAW AND WENT INTO EFFECT AUGUST 28TH

Below is a synopsis of some of the new legislation the Missouri General Assembly recently enacted that is related to crime and motor vehicles. The listed legislation has been signed into law. Unless otherwise noted, these laws went into effect August 28, 2018 For a complete description of these newly enacted laws, visit the Missouri House of Representatives or Missouri Senate websites.

HB 1246 ─ HUMAN TRAFFICKING
This bill requires the Department of Public Safety to create a poster regarding human trafficking. It also requires various establishments to display the poster, which provides information regarding human trafficking, including what it is and what resources victims have for getting help. The posters must be displayed in a conspicuous place near the entrance of the establishment starting March 1, 2019. Establishments required to display the poster but fail to do so will be subject to penalties provided in this bill. Businesses required to display the poster include strip clubs, private clubs with a liquor permit, hotels, motels, airports, train stations, bus stations, truck stops, roadside rest areas, emergency rooms, urgent care centers, privately owned job recruitment centers, businesses offering massage/body work services, women’s health centers, abortion facilities, family planning clinics, maternity homes, and pregnancy resource centers.

HB 1350 ─ CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS
This bill modifies provisions related to criminal histories and authorizes the Patrol to implement the national Record of Arrest and Prosecution Back program. RAP Back is a real-time criminal history monitoring system. This bill also changes a law enforcement agency’s process to perform a criminal record review through the Missouri’s Central Repository’s automated criminal history system instead of through MULES (Section 43.535 RSMo.).


The Central Repository has the authority to submit an applicant's fingerprints to the National Rap Back program to be retained in order to be searched against future submissions. Further, this bill allows certain qualified entities to conduct Missouri and national criminal record reviews on applicants, and participate in the Missouri and National Rap Back programs for the purpose of determining suitability or fitness for a permit, license, or employment. The Missouri Rap Back program shall include an automatic notification made by the Missouri State Highway Patrol to an entity indicating that the applicant has been arrested for a criminal offense in Missouri. The National Rap Back program shall include an automatic notification made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation through the Missouri State Highway Patrol to an entity that an applicant has been arrested for a criminal offense outside of Missouri.

HB 1355 ─ Omnibus Public Safety Bill
This bill modifies the driver’s guide and driver instruction curriculum to include instruction/language related to the interaction with law enforcement officers.

In addition, the bill:

ü includes language that allows law enforcement agencies responding to assist another agency to have the same powers of arrest as the requesting entity.
ü provides the first $1 million in Water Patrol Fund to go to general revenue, and every dollar after to go in the Water Patrol Fund through current fee system. (Provision takes effect January 1, 2019.)
ü authorizes retired law enforcement officers to assist when a disaster or emergency is declared by the governor.
ü changes peer counseling language related to confidentiality.
ü modifies the provisions related to the submission, testing, and tracking of sexual assault kits.


HB 1461 ─ ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY PROGRAM
This bill expands the current program to include victims of any crime who fear for their safety. The bill authorizes victims to use a designated official address in lieu of a personal address for their protection and applies to other individuals living with the victim. The bill specifies that if a parent is participating in the Address Confidentiality Program, a court order releasing information on a minor child in a custody case shall not release the program parent's address.


HB 1558 ─ PRIVATE SEXUAL IMAGES
This bill creates the offense of nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images (Section 573.110 RSMo.), which is a class D felony. A person commits such offense when he or she: intentionally disseminates an image of another person [age 18 and older] fitting criteria specified in the bill; obtains the image under circumstances in which a reasonable person would know or understand that the image was to remain private; and knows or should have known that the person in the image has not consented to the dissemination. The bill also creates the offense of threatening the nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images (Section 573.112 RSMo.), which is a class E felony. A person commits the offense of threatening the nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images if he or she gains or attempts to gain anything of value, or coerces or attempts to coerce another person to act or refrain from acting, by threatening to disseminate an image of another person. (This bill went into effect June 1, 2018.)

SCS HCS HB 1635 ─ SEXUAL ASSAULT REPORTING (Section 198.070 RSMo.)
This bill modifies provisions relating to the reporting of suspected abuse and neglect of a resident of a long-term care facility who is 60 years of age or older or an eligible adult. The bill requires: In the event of suspected sexual assault of the resident, in addition to the report to be made to the Department of Health and Senior Services, a report shall be made to the appropriate local law enforcement agency in accordance with federal law under the provisions of 42 U.S.C. 20 1320b-25.

HB 1832 ─ MERCHANDISING PRACTICES
SAFEKEEPING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
A person who owns or licenses personal information of residents of Missouri is required to inform an affected consumer that there has been a breach of security following discovery or notification of the breach within 30 days of the discovery or notification (Section 407.315 RSMo.).

In addition, this bill covered scrap metal purchase (Section 407.300 RSMo.), the sale of Native American arts (Section 407.315 RSMo.), and the credit user protection law (Sections 407.431,407.432, 407.433, and 407.436 RSMo.).

HB 2116 ─ MOTORBOAT REGULATIONS
The operator of a watercraft that is in violation of the requirements that the watercraft be equipped with a personal flotation device for each person on board shall be guilty of an infraction and fined not more than $25. The owner of any watercraft in violation of the slow-no wake provisions shall be guilty of an infraction and fined not more than $25.
The Department of Public Safety shall promulgate rules for no wake coves for class three vessels in specified areas. This bill exempts vessels propelled by outboard jet motors or propellers and operating on non-impounded waterways from the passenger seating, guard, and rail provisions (Section 306.126 RSMo.).

SB 655 ─ SEX OFFENDERS
This bill instructs the Patrol to maintain a web page on the Internet which is open to the public and includes a registered sex offender search capability. This requirement is subject to appropriation. (Section 43.650 RSMo.)

The bill created the following tier system (Section 589.414 RSMo.) for sex offenders to define the duration of time a sex offender appears on Missouri’s Sex Offender Registry before being eligible to request removal from the registry:

§ 15 years if the offender is a TIER I sex offender.

§ 25 years if the offender is a TIER II sex offender.

§ The life of the offender if the offender is a TIER III sex offender.


SB 707 ─ DEALER PLATES
This bill increases, from $25,000 to $50,000, the bond required for licensure as a motor vehicle dealer. It also increases the number of vehicle sales required (from six to eight) as evidence a person is engaged in the motor vehicle business and eligible for licensure or renewal. This act specifies that motor vehicle dealers shall receive one plate and may receive a second upon application for a license, and may obtain additional plates beginning at 15 vehicle sales. When a motor vehicle dealership is sold, the new owner can be issued a new dealer’s license number and an equal number of plates or certificates as the selling dealer had been issued.

SB 708 ─ MINIMUM LIMITS OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
This act increases, from $10,000 to $25,000, the minimum motor vehicle liability coverage a person must carry for others' property when operating a motor vehicle under the Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law.
This act increases, from sixty thousand dollars to seventy-five thousand dollars, the total amount required to be deposited with the state to receive a certificate of financial responsibility from the State Treasurer. (Effective date of July 1, 2019.)

SB 793 ─ SEX TRAFFICKING
This act provides that being under the age of 18 and acting under the coercion of an agent is an affirmative defense to the prosecution of the offense of prostitution. This act raises the offense of patronizing prostitution from a class A misdemeanor to a class E felony when the individual who the offender patronizes is less than 18, but more than 14 years of age, and from a class E felony to a class D felony when the individual who the offender patronizes is 14 years of age or younger. Any person convicted of patronizing a prostitute, when the person patronized is under the age of 18, shall register as a sex offender.

The penalty for promoting prostitution in the first degree of a person under the age of 16 is a class B felony punishable by a term of imprisonment no less than 10 years. The bill raises the penalty for promoting prostitution of a person of age 16 or age 17 to the offense of second degree prostitution, a class D felony.

Creates a process to expunge the criminal records of persons who have pled guilty to, or been convicted of, the offense of prostitution while under the coercion of an agent.

SB 819 ─ FOSTER CARE
Senate Bill 819 modifies provisions of the law regarding foster care case management and criminal background checks.

FOSTER CARE BACKGROUND CHECKS (Section 210.487 RSMo.)

This act modifies the current law regarding background checks for persons in an applicant foster parent's home prior to licensing. The Division shall obtain fingerprints from specified individuals in the applicant's household and the Highway Patrol shall assist the Division in providing a criminal fingerprint background check in compliance with existing state law. After the initial background check has been completed, the Highway Patrol shall provide ongoing electronic updates to the background check. These ongoing checks shall end when the applicant ceases to be a licensed foster parent.

SB 826 RSMO. ─ PRESCRIBING OPIOIDS
Modifies provisions related to prescription drug disposal and imposes prescription limitations on opioids.

LIMITATIONS ON PRESCRIBING OPIOIDS (Sections 195.010 and 195.080 RSMo.)
This act limits certain initial prescriptions of opioid controlled substances to no more than a seven-day supply for the treatment of acute pain. No pharmacy or pharmacist shall be liable or subject to disciplinary action for dispensing or refusing to dispense medication in good faith pursuant to an otherwise valid prescription that exceeds these prescribing limits.

DISPOSAL OF UNUSED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES (Sections 195.070 and 195.265 RSMo.)
Under this act, a Drug Enforcement Agency-authorized collector, in accordance with federal regulations, may accept unused controlled substances from ultimate consumers, even if the authorized collector did not originally dispense the drug. This provision shall supersede and preempt any local drug disposal ordinance or regulation.

This bill went into effect July 9, 2018.

 

SB 881 ─ Transportation Bill
REGISTRATION OF AUTOCYCLES (Sections 301.010, 301.020, 301.055, 301.130, 301.350, and 304.005 RSMo.)

Creates a registration framework specific to autocycles, as defined in the act, and adds straddle-type seating and handlebar-based controls to the definition of motor-tricycle. The act specifies that autocycles registered as motorcycles or motor-tricycles prior to August 20, 2018, shall remain in effect until their expiration, after which time the vehicles must be registered as autocycles. The act removes the statewide requirement for autocycles to be equipped with a roof in order for passengers to not be required to wear protective headgear.

MOTORCYCLE AND MOTORTRICYCLE REGISTRATIONS (Section 301.030 RSMo.)
This act specifies that motorcycle and motor-tricycle registrations shall expire on June 30.

DISABLED VETERAN LICENSE PLATES (Sections 301.074 and 301.075 RSMo.)
Currently, a person eligible to receive disabled veteran license plates may receive one set of the plates and shall not be charged a fee to receive them. This act provides that a person may license a second or subsequent motor vehicle for disabled veteran plates, subject to the regular registration and personalized license plate fees.

TEMPORARY VEHICLE REGISTRATION PERMITS (Section 301.140 RSMo.)
The act requires temporary vehicle registration permits to be returned to, and destroyed by, the Department of Revenue upon issuance of the standard registration plates. No fine is associated with this requirement.

The act also exempts temporary vehicle registration permits for commercial vehicles registered in excess of 24,000 pounds.

 

DISABLED LICENSE PLATES AND WINDSHIELD PLACARDS (Section 301.142 RSMo.) This act requires individuals and entities that have obtained disabled license plates or windshield placards to return the plates or windshield placards to the Department of Revenue within 30 days of becoming ineligible to receive them. No fine is associated with this requirement. The act extends, from four years to eight years, the frequency with which persons must provide proof of disability in order to retain disabled person license plates or windshield placards.

 

CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR LICENSE PLATES (Section 301.145 RSMo.)

There shall be no fee charged for Congressional Medal of Honor license plates in addition to regular registration fees.

 

DOCUMENT RETENTION FOR DRIVER'S LICENSE APPLICANTS (Section 302.170 RSMo.)

This act specifies that the Department of Revenue may retain documents submitted by CDL applicants who are Missouri residents and active duty military or veterans which allow for waiver of the CDL knowledge test or skills test.

 

MOTORCYCLE RIDER TRAINING COURSES (Section 302.173 RSMo.)
Currently, completion of a civilian or military motorcycle rider training course qualifies a license applicant for a waiver of the driving test requirement. This act expands the waiver to include the practical knowledge test.

 

TRANSPORTATION OF CRANES (Section 304.180 RSMo.) This act provides that the Highways and Transportation Commission shall issue single-use special permits for or upon request of the equipment owner annual permits for the transportation of cranes.

 

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SAFETY INSPECTIONS (Section 304.232 RSMo.)
This act specifies that roadside safety inspections shall not be performed on the shoulder of any highway with a posted speed limit in excess of 40 mph. However, safety inspections may be permitted on the shoulder at any entrance or exit of such highway where there is adequate space on the shoulder to safely perform the inspection. The provision only applies to CVE inspections conducted roadside. If a PC stop turns into an inspection, they will need to be escorted away from the roadway (speed limit above 40 mph).

 

DISPLAY OF FIXED, FLASHING, OR ROTATING LIGHTS (Section 307.175 RSMo.) Currently, vehicles owned by a utility or by an entity performing work for the Department of Transportation may display fixed, flashing, or rotating lights under certain circumstances. This act specifies that both vehicles and equipment may display the lights, whether owned or leased. This act specifies that no more than two vehicles per work zone may display fixed, flashing, or rotating red or red and blue lights.

Authorized vehicles or equipment that are not owned or leased by the State Highways and Transportation Commission and operated by an authorized MODOT employee shall be located in a marked work zone with workers present. This act also removes the requirement that vehicles owned or leased by MODOT contractors be stationary to display the lights.

 

REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES PURCHASED FROM DEALERS (Section 307.350 RSMo.)
The new owner may utilize an inspection performed within 90 days prior to the application for registration or transfer.

SB 954
This act allows individuals found guilty of the offense of unlawful use of a weapon by the carrying of a concealed weapon prior to January 1, 2017, to apply for an order to expunge records relating to such offense.

 

SB 999 & SB 1000 ─ MEMORIAL HIGHWAYS

HIGHWAY PATROL SGT. BENJAMIN BOOTH MEMORIAL HIGHWAY (Section 227.541 RSMo.) The portion of Interstate 70 from Rangeline Street continuing west to Business Loop 70 in Boone County is renamed the "Highway Patrol Sgt. Benjamin Booth Memorial Highway.”

SHERIFF ROGER I. WILSON MEMORIAL HIGHWAY (Section 227.542 RSMo.)
The portion of Interstate 70 from the eastern edge of the intersection of U.S. Highway 63 and Interstate 70 continuing west to Rangeline Street in Boone County is renamed the "Sheriff Roger I. Wilson Memorial Highway.”




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY 08/30/2018 ELMER TEEN RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES IN ADAIR COUNTY WRECK The highway patrol said 17 year old Courtney S. McCollum of Elmer sustained minor injuries in a one vehicle accident in Adair County. The accident happened around 9:35 last (Wed) night on Route N, one and a half miles west of Yarrow when the vehicle traveled off the road and struck a tree. The driver was transported by Adair County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment. MINOR INJURIES IN AUDRAIN COUNTY MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT A Mexico man sustained minor injuries when his motorcycle crashed around 9:15 last (Wed) night. The patrol said 57 year old Mark P Davis was southbound on MO Route 15 at State Route E when he failed to negotiate a curve and the bike ran off the right side of the roadway onto the gravel and began to slide. The driver had minor injuries as well as a passenger 23 year old Samuel R. Davis. Both refused treatment at the scene. TWO VEHICLE COLLISION ON ROUTE WW IN BOONE COUNTY Two vehicles collided in Boone County on Route WW east of Olivet road around 7:12 last (Wed) night. The patrol said 22 year old Katy E. Zuroweste of Fulton was westbound and pulled into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by 33 year old Alana Pennington of Columbia. The impact resulted in one vehicle going off the roadway while the other came to rest on the roadway. Pennington received minor injuries and was transported by Universaity EMS to University Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Columbia ACCIDENT SHUTS DOWN I-70 WESTBOUND TRAFFIC WEDNESDAY MORNING Both lanes of westbound Interstate 70 under the Highway 63 bridge were closed during morning rush hour and remained closed for approximately four hours Wednesday morning after a tractor trailer accident. The 18 wheeler hit an embankment and jackknifed. Only one semi was involved and authorities said the incident occurred around 4:30 am. Columbia Assistant Fire Chief Brad Frazier said diesel fuel from the trucks tanks had leaked on the ground so cleanup crews had to contend with that as well so it took a while to get the wreckage removed and things back to normal. I-70 Westbound traffic was diverted around the crash site so traffic continued to move but was slowed substantially.


LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

08/29/2018

 

TWO PEOPLE INJURED IN ADAIR CO WRECK-ONE FLOWN TO COLUMBIA HOSPITAL

A one vehicle wreck on Highway H in Adair County, one mile south of Kirksville at 6:00 last (TUES) night resulted in minor injuries for the driver and moderate injuries for a passenger. According to the report, 18 year old Kody A. Christman of Novinger was behind the wheel when his vehicle went off the roadway.  The driver overcorrected, and the auto struck a ditch and became airborne, struck the ground and ejected a passenger identified as 17 year old Andrew A. Head of Kirksville. Christman had minor injuries and was to seek his own treatment. Head received moderate injuries and was transported to University Hospital in Columbia by Air Evac Life team.

 

HOWARD COUNTY TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT

A Columbia, MO woman received minor injuries and was transported by Howard Co EMS to University hospital in Columbia following a two vehicle collision at 7:23 AM Tuesday morning at the junction of MO Route 5 and US 40. The patrol said the crash occurred as a southbound vehicle driven by 58 year old Jean N. Reddick of Columbia was stopped at the intersection to turn left and her auto was struck from behind by another southbound vehicle driven by 41 year old Paxton M. Broman of Fayette. Assisting troopers on the scene were the Howard County Sheriff’s Department and the New Franklin Police Department.

 

TROOPERS MAKE SEVERAL ARRESTS IN THE AREA

The highway patrol arrested 34 year old Brandy K. Hunt of Edina on an Adair County warrant for Assault at 6:40 pm last (TUES) night. She was arrested in Knox County and taken to the Adair County jail, pending the posting of bond. At 1:`18 pm Tuesday afternoon 24 year old Jimmy D. Atteberry of Stoutsville was picked up and held for DWI, first offense on a 12 hour hold at the Monroe County Jail. Shortly after 11 o’clock yesterday (Wed) a Tulsa, OK driver found himself facing several charges in Missouri. 27 year old Ryan P. Dayaher was charged with DWI Drug Intoxication, Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, no insurance, and exceeding the posted speed limit. He was held at the Clark County jail on a 12 hour hold. A Braymer driver was arrested at 11:35 AM Tuesday morning in Dekalb County. 19 year old John Wayne Farringtown was taken to the Cameron Police Department on bondable charges including no seat belt, driving while suspended, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia. Also included were Cameron PD warrants for failure to appear and animal at large. At 6:06 pm Tuesday evening in Livingston County, 34 year old Mary E. Arbuckle of Raytown was charged with DWI-Drugs. In Cooper County at 7:35 Tuesday night, 27 year old Deaustin K. Nixon of Mooreboro, NC was cited for possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, possession of solvent with the intent to induce certain reactions or symptoms and following to closely. 27 year old Chad W. Eakins of Mexico was transported to the Audrain County Jail for DWI-Prior Offender. And Tuesday morning at 11:28 am, 28 year old Mark E. Smith of Louisiana, MO was charged with felony resisting arrest, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, speeding and tampering with a motor vehicle. Also arrested at the same time was 18 year old Crystal J. Routh of Hunnewell who was charged with 2nd degree tampering with a motor vehicle. Both were held at the Audrain County Jail in Mexico pending posting of bond.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

08/28/2018

WEEKLY DROUGHT UPDATE


This past Friday, Governor Mike Parson met with northwest Missouri officials to discuss the drinking water shortage. The governor continued his commitment to finding solutions to ease the impact of the drought by announcing that more than $77,000 in state funding will be awarded to assist the drought-stricken City of Cameron and Caldwell County Public Water Supply Number 2. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will award emergency drought assistance grants of $50,000 to Cameron and $27,380 to Caldwell County Public Water Supply District Number 2. The funding will assist in allowing the City of Cameron in constructing approximately three miles of temporary, above-ground emergency piping to pump water from Pony Express Lake with special permission from the Missouri Department of Conservation. This temporary connection is anticipated to provide more than 1 million gallons of water per day, which will be pumped to Grindstone Reservoir, the city’s largest drinking water source. The project, currently under construction, is expected to be complete and operational by Sept. 1. Caldwell County Public Water Supply District Number 2 serves a population of 875 in Caldwell County and this project will provide a temporary emergency connection with Daviess Public Water Supply District Number 2. This temporary connection is anticipated to provide more than 30,000 gallons per day until a permanent connection can be constructed. This temporary connection will ease the demand experienced by the City of Hamilton city reservoir, which is currently the only water provider to Caldwell Public Water Supply District Number 2. The City of Hamilton’s reservoir level is down 6 feet, and city officials are concerned about maintaining water services.

MINOR INJURIES IN MACON COUNTY WRECK

A driver from Anabel was injured in an accident that occured in Macon County at 4:30 AM Sunday morning. According to the Highway Patrol the accident happend on Vine Street Rd, West of Nashville 3 miles East of Macon when an eastbound vehicle driven by 27 year old Michael Etter travelled off the right side of the roadway, struck a downed guard rail, and overturned into a creek. He received minor injuries was transported by Macon County Ambulance to Samaritan Hospital in Macon for treatment.

FATAL MONROE COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Stoutsville man was killed in an accident that occured just after midnight Monday morning in Monroe County. According to the Highway Patorl the accident happend along County Road 583 near Highway 24 about 3.5 miles southwest of Monroe City when a Northbound pickup driven by 61 year old Floyd Buckman of Stoutsville travelled off the left side of the roadway, struck and enbankment, overturned, and came to an uncontrolled stop. Buckman was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and was pronounced dead at the scene.

BALLOON DERBY THIS WEEKEND

The 42nd Annual Great Pershing Balloon Derby is this weekend in the Brookfield area with events scheduled in Brookfield as well as the launch site. The event kicks off Friday with Merchant Sidewalk Sales downtown and the popular South Main Night Flame from 7:30 to 9 PM on South Main Street in Brookfield. Saturday will feature events at both the launch site and in Brookfield. Opening ceremonies Saturday morning at 7 am and the John Petrehn Memorial Cup Flight at 7:15pm will kick off the Saturday fun. Then the attention moves to Brookfield for the East Twin Park Activities, the Balloon Derby Parade downtown starting at noon and more before heading back to the Launch site later in the day. These are just a few of the activities scheduled. For more information, visit the website www.pershingballoonderby.com or look them up on Facebook.

 


 


 


 





 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

08/27/2018

Princeton Man Injured In Putnam Co Wreck

A driver from Princeton was injured in a single vehicle accident that occured at about 3:40PM Saturday along route KK about 3 miles south of Lucerne in Putnam County. According to the Highway Patrol the accident happened when a 2003 Ford Explorer driven by 20 year old Steven Langille travelled off the left side of the roadway, struck a ditch, overturned, and came to rest on its top. He sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Putnam County Memorial Hosptial for treatment.

Two People Injured in Head On Collision

Two people were injured in a head on collision that happend Saturday morning in Randolph County According to the Highway Patrol the accident occured just after 11:00 AM on Mo route 3 about 1.25 miles South of Mt. Airey when a southbound vehicle driven by 20 year old Dylan Payton of Huntsville crossed the center line and collided head on wih a Northbound vehicle driven by 69 year old Raymond Wade of Armstrong. Dylan Payton sustained moderate injuries and was transported by Randolph County Ambulance to Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment. Raymond Wade was treated at the scene for minor injuries and was released.

Booneville Man Injured in Hit and Run Incident

A man from Booneville was injured in a hit and run incident that occured at around 6:00 Saturday evening. According to the Highway Patrol 23 year old Tavon Coleman of Booneville was hit by an unknown vehicle as he walked out into traffic near the 119 mile marker on I-70 West of Columbia. The vehicle left the scene without stopping. Tavon Coleman sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Cooper County Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Ohio Residents Injured in Carroll County Wreck

Two people from Dayton Ohio were injured in an accident involving a semi that overturned on Hwy 24, East of County Road 371 in Carroll County at 12:10 AM Sunday. According to the Carroll County Sheriffs Department the Semi driven by 80 year old Jose Hernandez of Dayton Oh. was travelling Westbound, when it travelled off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected, and overturned. Jose Hernandez, recieved minor injuries and was treated at the scene. A passenger in the truck 62 year old Deborah Hernandez was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident and was seriously injured. She was taken to Truman Medical Center by Carroll County EMS for treatment.

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

08/23/2018

 

CAMERON MOTORCYCLIST INJURED

A Cameron resident suffered moderate injuries in a one vehicle crash on US 69, 4 miles south of Cameron shortly after 4 pm Wednesday. The patrol said 58 year old Donald W. Proffit was southbound and had a medical emergency and lsot consciousness. The motorcycle he was driving travelled off the east side of the roadway, struck a ditch and travelled into a fence line. Both the motorcycle and the driver came to rest in the fence line facing east.  Proffit was transported to Cameron Regional Medical Center by Cameron EMS. The patrol was assisted by the Cameron Fire Department and Cameron Emergency medical Services.

 

WOMAN WANTED ON RAPE, SODOMY AND OTHER CHARGES

Your Source KTVO and KTVO . com are reporting that a A northern Missouri woman is wanted on several Clark County felony warrants. Aa uthorities are looking for Patricia J Gordy, age 39, of Wyaconda, MO.Sponsored by ZINC

The alleged charges are rape or attempted rape in the first degree, an unclassified felony; sodomy or attempted sodomy in the first degree, an unclassified felony; armed criminal action, an unclassified felony; unlawful use of weapon, an class E felony; tampering with a motor vehicle in the first degree, a class D felony; burglary in the second degree, a class D felony; and stealing more than $750, a class D felony. She may go by the name PJ Gordy and may be armed and dangerous. If you have any information on Gordy’s whereabouts please call the Clark County Sheriff’s Office at 660-727-2416.

 

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RETURNS FOR ANOTHER SEASON

Hard to believe but its already time to kick off another hard hitting season of high school football and the Best Broadcast Group has you covered. Jeff Elliott and Jim Elliott will once again have all the calls and commentary of the Brookfield Bulldogs as they’ve had for over 20 years on KZBK. Matt Chambers and Kevin Burge will follow the Macon Tigers all season long on True Country KLTI and the Montgomery County Athletic Director and his side kick will have the play by play on 103.9 FM, KMCR in East Central Missouri. Some of the games will also be streamed on the web. The pregame will start each Friday night around 6:40 with the opening kick at 7 pm. KZBK will also feature the popular half time edition and post game Regional High School Scoreboard show at following the broadcast. KMCR will also carry the full seasn of Missouri Tiger Football Saturdays on 103.9 FM, KMCR.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

08/22/2018

 

MODERATE INJURIES FOR UNIONVILLE AND MEXICO RESIDENTS

A one vehicle wreck in Audrain County resulted in two people with moderate injuries. The patrol said 68 year old Marilyn Smith of Mexico was eastbound on MO 22, east of Centralia at 3:50 Tuesday afternoon. The crash occurred as her vehicle went off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected crossing the roadway and running off the left side of the road, struck an embankment and overturned. Smith and a passenger, 90 year old Helen Golston of Unionville were transported by Audrain County EMS To Boone Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

THREE VEHICLES COLLIDE AT MO 6 & ROUTE F IN DAVIESS COUNTY

The highway patrol reports three vehicles were involved in a collision at the Junction of MO 6 and Route F which is the City Limits of Jamesport in Daviess County. According to the report, 40 year old Amelia Rick of Cameron was eastbound on Route NN attempting to cross MO 6 to continue eastbound on Route F and crossed in front of a vehicle driven by 47 year old Mary McCabe of Browning who was also eastbound. The McCabe vehicle then struck the Rick auto which then hit a 3rd auto driven by 77 year old Ronald Nichols o Jamesport who was stopped at the intersection of Route F and MO 6. All 3 drivers sustained minor injuries. Rick was transported by Grundy County EMS to Wright Memorial Hospoital in Trenton. McCade was transported by Davies Conty EMS to Cameron Regional Medical Center  in Cameron and Nichols refused medical treatment at the scene. That wreck occurred just after 10 o’clock Tuesday morning.

 

MEDICAL CONDITION RESULTED IN WRECK IN RALLS COUNTY

A Vandalia man received minor injuries and was transported by Marion County Ambulance to Hannibal Regional following an accident just before 9 AM Tuesday. The patrol said 86 year old William L. Dempsey was northbound on US 61, a half a mile south of Hannibal and suffered a medical condition. His vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway, struck a MoDot Construction sign, and a ditch and came to rest in the median.

 

TRUCKER RECEIVES MINOR INJURIES WHEN SEMI HITS TREE AND CRASHES INTO HOUSE

A truck driver escaped with only minor injuries when the tractor trailer he was operating traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a tree, and then struck a vacant house on US 63, two and a half miles north of Macon at 5:17 Tuesday morning. The patrol said 32 year old Joshua D. Finnern of Foristell, MO was transported by Macon County Ambulance to Samaritan Hospital for treatment.

 

DRUG BUST IN COOPER COUNTY

A Florida man found himself in a Missouri Jail on drug charges after being stopped by a Missouri State highway Patrol K-9 unit in Cooper County early Monday morning. The highway patrol arrest report indicates 40 year old Derek Eaton of Gainesville, Florida pulled the vehicle over  on a traffic violation at the 105 mile marker. The K-9 alerted the trooper to drugs in the vehicle and a search revealed a total of 62 pounds of marijuana. Eaton was charged with distribution of a controlled substance – marijuana and operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner

 

NORTHEAST REGIONAL HOSPITAL FURLOUGHS EMPLOYEES

Your Source, KTVO and KTVO.com is reporting a northeast Missouri hospital has temporarily laid off approximately a dozen employees, some of them longtime workers. We are told Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville has furloughed 12 people for 90 days. One of the affected employees agreed to speak to KTVO off-camera on condition of anonymity. That inside source told us they were notified Friday by hospital administration regarding the furlough, which reportedly includes full-time and part-time employees. The employee was told the orders for the layoffs came from Community Health Systems, the Tennessee-based company that owns Northeast Regional. The source said they were told the affected positions would be evaluated at the end of 90 days, and an extension of 90 more days is possible. The employee said there are a host of reasons for the furloughs that the person did not want to voice. They did say inpatient numbers at the Kirksville hospital are down. When asked about the furloughs, Northeast Regional's Assistant CEO Tony Keene gave KTVO this brief statement: "We regularly adjust our staffing based on the number of patients in our care and their medical needs." KTVO also emailed Community Health Systems, and we did not receive a response from the corporate headquarters.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE REPORT

 

August 20th , 2018

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

08/21/2018

 

DROUGHT ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

Even though we’ve been getting some rain in parts of the area, Monday, in response to worsening drought conditions throughout the state, Governor Parson announced the availability of water for family farms at 28 Department of Conservation areas and five Department of Natural Resources state parks. Jo  Shelby Lake, near Meadville is just one of several water reserve areas, including several in our area where water can be pumped. Governor Parson also announced the creation of a lottery for farmers interested in haying, free of charge, on almost 900 acres of Missouri State Parks land.  Included in that list is hay at Long Branch State Park, near Macon. To arrange to pump water, call 573-751-4115, ext. 3209. Additional information, along with maps showing locations for the pumping of water and for haying, are available at https://dnr.mo.gov/droughtresources.htm.

The lottery for haying at Missouri State Parks is now open and runs through Saturday, August 25. The Department of Natural Resources will announce lottery results on Monday, August 27. Additional details are available at https://mostateparks.com/. Both programs are for Missouri landowners only.

 

KIRKSVILLE RESIDENT IN CLAY COUNTY ACCIDENT

A resident of Kirksville found herself involved in a wreck in Clay County and just how fast they can happen. According to the patrol, 22 year old Alexa R. Cameron of Kirksville was northbound on I-35, just north of Pleasant Valley Road in Clay County. Another vehicle driven by 45 year old Samrina Couzens of Pleasant Valley was also northbound as was a tractor trailer unit operated by 33 year old Joshua Janosik of Topeka, KS. The Cameron and Couzens autos were slowing due to traffic congestion and the tractor trailer operated by Janosik quickly overtook them both and struck the Couzens vehicle from behind which caused that vehicle to strike the Cameron auto.  Couzens and a 16 year old passenger identified as Madison Monhollen of Pleasant Valley both had minor injuries and were transported to Liberty hospital by Clacomo EMS. The Pleasant Valley Police Department and the Clay County Sheriff’s Department assisted the patrol at the scene. That accident occurred Monday evening around 6:16 pm.

 

HEAD ON COLLISION IN MONGOMERY COUNTY

A Mexico man is recovering from injuries after being involved in a Head on collision in Montgomery County around 8:21 Sunday night. The patrol said the wreck happened on Route B, a quarter of a mile west of Bethel Church Road. Brian D. Mills of Mexico was eastbound and reportedly crossed the center line of the road and struck a westbound auto driven by 17 year old Malachi L. Davis of Burger, MO head on. Davis was not injured. Mills received moderate injuries and was transported by Montgomery County EMS to University hospital in Columbia. Both vehicles were totaled.

 

NOVINGER MAN ARRESTED

The highway patrol arrest report indicated a Noveinger man was by their agency on Monday. The patrol said 41 year old Jason H. Brandenburg of Novinger was taken to the Adair County jail and released ater being charged with Felony leaving the scene of an accident, Careless and imprudent driving involving an accident and no drivers license-second offense. He was arrested at 8:30 AM (Monday) morning. No other information was made available in the report.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE REPORT

 

Friday, August 17th




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

08/19/2018

 

TWO PEOPLE HURT IN ATV ACCIDENT IN AUDRAIN COUNTY

A Centralia man and a Columbia woman were injured when the ATV they were riding struck a dog that entered the roadway to chase the auto. The patrol said that accident occurred on County Road 980 at 17157 County Road 980 around 2:09 Sunday afternoon. 23 year old Colt J. Reams of Centralia had moderate injuries while 22 year old Emily J. Clarahan of Columbia received serious injuries, They both were taken Boone Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

MACON COUNTY WRECK

A two car collision  in Macon County on Lariat Avenue, 3 miles north east of Macon around 6:20 Sunday evening  resulted in minor injuries for a Macon man and moderate injuries for a Nevada woman. 21 year old Trevevo D. Shrum had stopped in the roadway to speak with someone.  As his vehicle started moving slightly forward, 63 year old Lee A. Hanes of Nevada, MO crested the hill and struck his vehicle from behind. Hanes  sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Samaritan Hospital in Macon for treatment.

 

MARION COUNTY COLLISSON   An accident occurred just before the noon hour Sunday in Marion  County on US 24 2 miles east of Taylor. 24 year old Ben G. Dacus of Mountain Home, AR was eastbound attempting to change lane when his van collided with another eastbound auto driven by 37 year old Travis L. St Clair of Taylor. One minor injury was reported, to a passenger in the St. Clair auto. Travon L. St Clair age 11 had minor injuries and was transported to Blessing Hospital in Quincy by Marion County Ambulance.

 

MOBERLY POLICE STILL SEARCHING FOR ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT

The Moberly Police department has released updated information and more details about the subject who reportedly robbed  a Moberly Convenience store Friday. As part of the initial investigation, Police learned a black make suspect brandished a pistol and demanded money from the clerk. Once he’d received money, the male exited the store and was last seen running west. The complete description of the suspect is a black male, slim build, wearing a yellow polo style shirt, blue jeans, black slide on sandals and had a while t-shirt covering his head and face.  The armed robbery occurred Friday morning around 1;23 AM at the Breaktime on highway 24 west in Moberly.

 

TELEPHONE SCAMERS WORKING AGAIN

Late last week the Missouri Public Safety Department repored  the Ameren Missouri Scam and others is happening again. This is where someone calls demanding immediate payment for past due accounts or services are going to be shut off. This and other scams similar in nature seem to make their way back and forth, back and forth. And remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it defin4ntly is!

 

PATROL ARREST REPORTS  

The highway arrested an out of state driver at 11:30 AM Sunday In Shelby County  33 year old Terrence D. Currry  was charged with possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana and  following two close. He was processed at the Shelbina Police Department, then released.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

08/17/2018

 

STORMS TO BLAME FOR POWER OUTAGE IN MOBERLY THURSDAY NIGHT

Thunderstorms moving through last night resulted in large hail, high winds, heavy rain, power outages and more. Ameren US said power started be affected around 8:30 and at one time 5 different outages were reported affecting over 1500 people. The Moberly Police Department posted on Facebook that Moberly was heavily impacted by severe weather. Crews are working to respond to multiple reports of fires and downed power lines. Ameren UE is working to fix the power issues. The emergency communications center also experienced technical issues due to power. Street lights and traffic signals were affected and Police responded by directing traffic by hand in busy intersection and traffic areas. By 10 o’clock Thursday night power had been restored to the majority of the area.

 

WAVERY WOMAN KILLED IN LAFAYETTE COUNTY WRECK

A Waverly resident died just before 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon in a collision involving a car and a pickup. The highway patrol reports 65 year old James E. Frazier of Waverly was westbound in his pickup and crossed the centerline of US Highway 24, just east of Old Santa Fe Trail in Lafayette County. An eastbound auto driven by 28 year old Jessica L. Williams of Alma, MO attempted to swerve to avoid a collision but  the Frazier pickup struck the side of the Williams car and after impact that car went off the right side of the road, overturned and impacted a road sign. Frazier was the sole occupant of the pickup and sustained serious injuries.  He was transported via LifeFlight to Truman Medical Center.  Williams received moderate injuries and was transported by Concordia EMS to Lafayette County Regional Hospital. A passenger in the Williams auto, 1 year old Layton Cooper of Waverly had moderate injuries and was transported by Concordia EMS to Layette County Regional.  Another passenger, 33 year old Charles K. Karras of Alma, MO was transported to Layette County Regional hospital by Lexington EMS. The fatality was also a passenger in the Williams car and was a woman identified as 68 year old Betty E. Dyer of Waverly. She was pronounced dead at the scene by Lafayette County Assistant Coroner Billy Banes. Her body was taken to Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home. The Patrols Major Crash Investigation Unit was called in to conduct the formal investigation.

 

DOWNING WOMAN INJURED IN ADAIR COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Downing driver received moderate injuries when she attempted to avoid a deer and travelled off the left side of Route J, 4 miles northwest of Adair, MO and overturned coming to rest on its top. That accident occurred at 10 o’clock Thursday morning. The patrol said 60 year old Peggy S. Goodin was transported by Adair County Ambulance to Northeast Regional in Kirksville. The Adair County Sheriff’s Department and Adair County Rural Fire Department responded to the scene and provided assistance.

 

RALLS COUNTY WRECK DURING NOON HOUR THURSDAY

A Perry man was injured in a one vehicle wreck at 12:20 PM Thursday in Ralls County. The patrol said 67 year old Russell H. Fierge was northbound on Route B, a half a mile south of Perry when his pickup traveled off the left side of the road and struck a culvert. He was transported by Ralls County Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital with moderate injuries. The Perry Fire Department assisted at the scene.

 

PATROL ARREST REPORT

State troopers made several arrests in the past 24-48 hours, including several from our area. 34 year old Elisha D. Walter of Macon and 27 year old Natasha A. Bader of Macon were both arrested at 7:37 pm Wednesday night. Both are charged with a felony Macon County Warrant for Possession of Controlled Substance. Both were held at the Macon County Jail.  In Mercer county the patrol placed 28 year old Aaron Z. Wolf-Moffett of Trenton on a 12 hour hold at 8am Thursday morning for a misdemeanor citation of Driving while Intoxicated – Alcohol – Prior offender. At 10:26 AM Thursday, troopers in Callaway County arrested 33 year old Dustin J. Holland of Holts Summit, MO for Driving while suspended, possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, no insurance and no seatbelt. He was later released from the Callaway County jail. 33 year old Christopher J. Benedict of Winston was placed on a 24 hour hold shortly after 11 am Thursday morning at the Daviess Dekalb Regional jail for Driving while Revoked, 2nd offense and at 7:37 Thursday night, 21 year old Garrett R. Coffman of Kirksville was arrested on Adair County warrants for possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and traffic charges.

 

ROUTE 129 NORTH OF BUCKLIN & US ROUTE 36 WEST OF LACLEDE TO CLOSE

Railroad crews plan to close Route 129 north of Bucklin next week for routine maintenance of the Marceline Sub railroad crossing. The road will close at approximately 7 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20 and will remain closed until approximately 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21. During the closure, motorists will need to use an alternate route. All scheduled roadwork is weather permitting and subject to change.  MoDot also issued a reminded of a planned lane closure on US Route 36, west of Laclede. Traffic will be narrowed on a section of westbound U.S. Route 36 between Meadville and Laclede beginning next week. The Missouri Department of Transportation contracted with Klocke, Inc. to repair scour damage at the Higgins Ditch Bridge. The contractor plans to close the driving lane between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily beginning Tuesday, Aug. 21. The project will continue over the next five weeks. While the lane is closed, a 14-foot width restriction will be in place across the bridge. Most of the work will be off the roadway, but motorists should exercise extreme caution as construction vehicles will be entering and exiting the work zone frequently throughout the project. The work schedule is highly dependent on the weather and subject to change. MoDOT encourages all motorists to slow down, buckle up, eliminate distractions and drive safely to ensure everyone is able to Arrive Alive. For more information on this and other MoDOT projects, call 1-888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/northwest and view the online Traveler Information Map. In addition, MoDOT also provides updated information on Twitter and Facebook.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

08/16/2018

 

MISSOURI UNEMPLOYMENT RATES DROPS LOWER

Missouri’s unemployment rate edged down another tenth of a point to 3.4 percent in July, the lowest it’s been since June 2000.  Nonfarm payroll employment in the state was little changed from the revised June level. The state’s unemployment rate has been edging down from the 3.7 percent level at the beginning of the year.   Missouri’s rate has now been lower than the comparable U.S. rate (currently 3.9 percent) for 39 consecutive months.  The July not-seasonally-adjusted rate was 3.8 percent in Missouri, compared to the U.S. figure of 4.1. Employment has been trending upward, increasing by 8,800 jobs between May and July and by 34,700 (1.2%) since July 2017.  Over-the-year growth occurred in most reported industries.  Health care and social assistance employment was up by 10,900 jobs, while durable goods manufacturing added 5,600.  Arts, entertainment and recreation; retail trade; and administrative, support, and waste management services each added between 3,500 and 4,000 jobs over the year.

 

BOTH LANES OF INTERSTATE 70 SHUT DOWN IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

The highway patrol, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and others report both lanes of the Interstate were closed due to a multiple vehicle crash with several vehicles reportedly on fire Wednesday night. The patrol said both lanes of I-70 were blocked near the 182 mile marker. Eastbound traffic was diverted at New Florence while westbound traffic was diverted at Jonesburg onto the North Outer Road. We will have more information in later newscasts and posted on our station website.  

 

JOPLIN DRIVER IN DAVIESS COUNTY WRECK

A woman from Joplin was transported to Cameron Regional for treatment of minor injuries following a one vehicle wreck at 11:23 AM Wednesday morning at the 74 mile marker of I-15 north,  11 miles north of Altamont. The patrol said 41 year old Misty D. Turpin was northbound when her vehicle travelled off the west side of the roadway into the median. The vehicle then went back onto the roadway where the driver over corrected, resulting in the auto going off the  road into the median again before coming to rest on its wheels in the median. The patrol was assisted by the Pattonsburg Fire Department and Daviess County EMS.

 

WHEELING TRUCKER INVOLVED IN I-29 CRASH

A wreck on I-29 southbound in Platte County involved a truck driver from Wheeling attempting to change lanes. The highway patrol said 57 year old Kenneth L. Chapman of Wheeling was southbound around 9:30 Wednesday morning and attempted to change lanes from right to left and struck another southbound 18 wheeler driven by 53 year old Reginald L. Starke of Hampton, GA.  Starke and a passenger, 51 year old Marc A. Plaza of Americus, GA both had minor injuries and were transported to North Kansas City Hospital for treatment. Chapman was not injured. The Platte County Sheriff’s Department provided assistance at the scene. Both 18 wheelers received moderate damage.

 

TWO SERIOUSLY INJURED AS THREE EIGHTEEN WHEELERS CRASH IN CALLAWAY COUNTY

A wreck in Callaway County at 7:25 AM Wednesday resulted in 2 serious injuries and 1 minor injury as 3 18 wheelers collided at the 148 mile marker of I-70 westbound. The patrol said an 18 wheeler drivenby 32 year old Vacouba Sy  of Bronz, NY was slowing to exit the Interstate and was struck from behind by another 18 wheeler driven by 55 year old John H. Currey of Idaho Falls, ID. A 3rd 18 wheeler operated by 63 year old Larry w. Skates of Arcadia, FL then struck the Currey truck and trailer and came to a stop in the roadway while the other two came to a stop off the right side of the roadway.  Currey and a passenger in his vehicle identified as Sandra Vanezia  both received serious injuries and one of the other drivers had minor injuries. All three were transported to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

HERMANN MAN ARRESTED ON ARSON CHARGE

The highway patrol arrested a Hermann, MO man at 2:41 PM Wednesday on an Arson charge. According to the report, 24 year old James L. Pyatt was picked up on a felony Gasconade County warrant for Arson and was held at the Gasconade County Substation in Swiss.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

Brookfield Police K-9 Unit provided assistance

 

August 14th , 2018

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

08/15/2018

 

MACON COUNTY OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

It’s now been confirmed by at least two sources that Macon resident  Jakob Burton, who is in his mid-20s, is the man who was shot at least twice by a Macon County sheriff's deputy according to an update on KTVO.com. The incident happened around 4 a.m. Tuesday. KTVO said in the update that they have confirmed with a couple of sources that Burton was in fact the man who was shot and was taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment following the altercation. A hospital spokeswoman told KTVO Tuesday afternoon that Burton is listed in good condition. Online court records indicate that Burton has a long rap sheet dating back to 2008. His previous convictions include Theft, Burglary and Forgery. The sheriff's office has not yet release the name of the deputy who shot Burton. The deputy was not injured during the incident

Earlier Story ….

Tuesday morning Macon County Sheriff Kevin Shoemaker  issued an official news release regarding an Officer Involved Shooting that at approximately 3:57 a.m tuesday, a Macon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a pickup truck in Bevier, Mo.  During the stop, a male subject exited the passenger side of the truck and produced a rifle, aiming it toward the Deputy.  The Deputy fired upon the male subject striking him at least twice.  The driver of the truck exited the vehicle and was secured until other Deputies arrived on scene.  When other Deputies arrived on scene, the suspect was secured.   EMS arrived shortly thereafter and transported the suspect to a Columbia hospital.  The Deputy was not injured during the incident.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol also assisted at the scene. At the request of the Macon County Sheriff, the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control is handling the investigation. The Macon County Sheriff’s Office is handling further media inquiries. No further updates will be given until the investigation is complete.

CENTRALIA DRIVER CRASHES INTO GUARD RAIL AFTER DEER RUNS ACROSS HIGHWAY

The highway patrol, with assistance by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department worked an accident around 2:45 AM Tuesday morning on Highway 63, three miles south of Renick. The report said 44 year old Michael B. Forsee of Centralia was northbound when a deer ran across the highway. Forsee swerved to avoid the deer and the vehicle went off the left side of the roadway and collided with a guardrail. He was transported by Private auto to Boone Hospital in Columbia to seek medical treatment of minor injuries

 

MAJOR FUNDING FOR NEW LAKE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

The major announcement from a location that was billed as the bottom of the lake near Milan was the availability of $20 million earmarked for construction purposes of the East Locust Creek Reservoir. One of the reasons this funding was so critical is because it will go toward construction of the dam and spillway.. Once completed, the East Locust Creek Reservoir will resulted in a 2352 acre reservoir that will provide water for Adair, Chariton, Grundy, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Mercer, Putnam, Schuyler and Sullivan counties as well as reduce flooding and provide recreational  opportunities. All of the land for the project, approximately 4300 acres was able to be purchased without having to use imminent domain. Once completed, the reservoir will contain around 82 miles of shoreline and will be 6.5 miles long. It’s expected that the dam and spillway will be under construction sometime next fall and weather permitting the lake will be fully filled in late 2021

MPSD RESPONDS TO GRASS FIRE AND RAIL ROAD TIES BURNING.

On Monday, August 13, 2018 at approximately 1137 AM the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the area east of the Morris Street railroad crossing in reference to a grass fire.  Responding personnel found Norfolk Southern Railroad employees extinguishing the fire upon arrival.  The employees stated that Norfolk Southern was doing maintenance on the tracks with a rail grinder and that was what started the fire.  MPSD completed extinguishing the fire to ensure nearby vehicles and buildings were not damaged. MPSD responded to three calls of railroad ties burning throughout the remainder of the day.  At approximately 250PM a tie was burning at the crossing near Snyder Drive, at approximately 349PM a tie was burning west of the Morris Street crossing, and at 909PM a tie was burning east of Green Boulevard.  The fires were extinguished and Norfolk Southern was advised of the calls, There were no injuries and no property damage from the incidents.

CHILLICOTHE POLICE DEPARTMENT SUMMARY

Here’s the latest release from the Chillicothe Police Department 

 

Monday, August 13th.





 

LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

08/14/2018


BREAKING NEWS …..


MACON COUNTY OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

Macon County Sheriff Kevin Shoemaker has issued an official news release regarding an Officer Involved Shooting earlier this (TUES) morning. The release states that at approximately 3:57 a.m today, a Macon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a pickup truck in Bevier, Mo.  During the stop, a male subject exited the passenger side of the truck and produced a rifle, aiming it toward the Deputy.  The Deputy fired upon the male subject striking him at least twice.  The driver of the truck exited the vehicle and was secured until other Deputies arrived on scene.  When other Deputies arrived on scene, the suspect was secured.   EMS arrived shortly thereafter and transported the suspect to a Columbia hospital.  The Deputy was not injured during the incident.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol also assisted at the scene. At the request of the Macon County Sheriff, the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control is handling the investigation.


 

DROUGHT MANAGEMENT OPTIONS FOR BEEF CATTLE PRODUCERS

University of Missouri Extension specialists headline the 2018 drought management options for beef cattle producers in Macon County at the MU Extension office, 404 N Missouri St Suite A, in Macon.

The free event is set for 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20.

MU Extension livestock specialist, Zac Erwin will talk about nitrate toxicity, ration building using alternative feedstuffs and culling decisions. County Executive Director Tyler Moore from Macon County Farm Service Agency will talk about emergency conservation program. MU Extension Agronomy specialist  will discuss pasture management and alternative forage options. Participants can bring forage plant samples for nitrate testing. Extension specialists will test the nitrate in corn and other forages.

Call (660) 385-2173 to register or visit our website and look at the news page where you’ll find this story along with an email address you can respond to by August 20th. That email address is: dhakald@missouri.edu by Aug. 20.

 

BOONVILLE MAN DIES WHEN THROWN FROM VEHICLE

A Boonville man died Sunday night when he was ejected from his pickup in a single vehicle wreck. The patrol said the accident occurred around 9:10 pm Sunday on Route U at DeBo Road in Cooper county. 50 year old Raymond L. Johnston was northbound when his vehicle went off the road. Johnston overcorrected resulting in the vehicle goinv off the other side of the roadway and roll, ejecting the driver.

 

RECENT VEHICLE THEFTS IN MEXICO

On Saturday, August 11, 2018, Mexico Public Safety became aware of several vehicles which had been gone through during the previous overnight hours in the northeast part of Mexico.  The vehicles were not damaged but purses, bags, identification information, some money, and a handgun were stolen.

Anyone with information about this or any other crime is asked to contact CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 392-TIPS or (800) 392-8477 or the Mexico Public Safety Department at (573) 473-5800 or (583) 581-2100.

 

VAN METER STATE PARK PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING AUGUST 23RD

Van Meter State Park invites the public to an informational meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, August 23, at the park’s visitor center. The public is invited to share comments about the park and its operations. Park staff will be on hand to provide information and to answer questions.

Van Meter State Park is located at 32146 N. Hwy. 122, Miami. For more information about the meeting, call the park at 660-886-7537. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

  

LIVINGSTON COUNTY SHERFIFF

      This past Friday, Sheriff Steve Cox reports the following Incidents, Arrests and more from the Livingston County sheriff’s Office ….

 

Incidents:

·         July 12 an identity theft investigation began and was closed on August 07 due to lack of victim cooperation.

·         July 29 the LCSO began and extensive investigation on a reported forcible sex offense where the adult victim was alleged to have been held and violated. Various people have been interviewed and the alleged suspect has not been in contact with this office except through an attorney and will not be giving a statement on the incident. The entire report including medical records are being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges.

·         July 30 a deputy stopped a vehicle on Liv 233 and Polk Street and subsequently issued a citation to a 21 year old Chillicothe man for alleged Supplying Intoxicants to a Minor.

·         July 30 the LCSO responded to a report of a person attempting suicide at a location in Utica. We found a person with medical care needs and that individual was taken to HMC and then on to a treatment facility for additional assistance.

·         July 31 the LCSO completed an incident report on a person failing to appear in Court on Driving While Suspended/Revoked and are now seeking additional charges.

·         July 31 the LCSO completed an incident report on a person failing to appear in Court on Trespassing 1st degree and are now seeking additional charges.

·         August 02 we assisted in searching for 2 missing persons from a residence in Chillicothe. Both people were located by another agency and returned.

·         August 02 the LCSO completed a lengthy investigation of property damage to field, crops, and potentially other property which started June 24 in rural Livingston County. A person of interest has since been identified and the report is being submitted to the Prosecuting Attorney for consideration.

·         August 06 the LCSO began an investigation where a Utica resident had their debit card numbers used quite a few times in California. The victim has cancelled their card and had learned of this from their local bank in Chillicothe. The LCSO will work with the Attorney General’s office and authorities in California.

·         August 07 the LCSO worked on a call of several cattle out in the northwest part of the county. The deputy and dispatch had difficulty in locating the owner. Several cattle were out and the problem was subsequently resolved.

·         August 08 the LCSO was dispatched to a person attempting suicide in a garage in the southern part of the county. We found the home and garage all locked and could not reach anyone. Due to seriousness of serious injury/death a forced entry to the home was made and the person of interest was not located. After much follow-up investigation the Chillicothe PD was able to find the person at another home in Chillicothe and help is being sought for the person.

 

Most Wanted Updates:

·         August 10 we added Kerina L. Rhoton, 22, Chillicothe to our website, Ms. Rhoton is wanted on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class D felony possession of methamphetamine.

 

Arrests:

·         July 28 a deputy stopped and arrested a Texas driver for driving 96 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Mooresville. Michael J. Strobrietto was arrested for the extreme speed and subsequently posted $250 cash bond and was released with a mandatory appearance in Associate Court.

·         July 30 a deputy spotted a vehicle on Liv 256 which drew attention for a traffic offense and the vehicle was stopped on Polk Street in Chillicothe. Subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of Selena Ann Marie Mathews, 18, Chillicothe for alleged Driving While Intoxicated. Ms. Mathews was released to a responsible person and is scheduled to appear in Court on September 05.

·         July 30 the LCSO served a Livingston County arrest warrant on Adam Daniel Caudill, 31, Wheeling for alleged Failing to Obey a Judge’s Order on Bond Conditions on an original charge of class D felony of Stealing ($750 dollars or more of cash or property). Mr. Caudill was transferred to the DDCRJ in lieu of bond.

·         August 04 the LCSO arrested Tracy Nicole Mosley, 41, in Utica on 2 Livingston County arrest warrants for alleged failing to appear in court on 2 traffic infractions with bond of $100, and a class D misdemeanor of driving a vehicle without insurance with bond of $250. Ms. Moseley was also arrested on a Pettis County arrest warrant for alleged misdemeanor stealing with bond of $1,500. Ms. Mosely was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of bond.

·         August 10 the LCSO arrested Anthony Cates, 38, Illinois for traveling 96 in a 65. Mr. Cates posted bond and will appear in Court on September 26.

 

               Citations:

·         July 23 a Michigan driver was issued a speeding ticket for 82 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Wheeling.

·         July 26 a St. Joseph driver was issued a speeding ticket for 84 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Liv 251.

·         July 27 a Chicago Illinois driver was issued a speeding ticket for 82 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Wheeling.

·         August 02 a Kearney driver was issued a speeding ticket for 87 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Utica.

·         August 04 a Kansas driver was issued a speeding citation for 90 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Utica Junction.

·         August 06 a Brashear driver was issued a speeding citation for 47 in a 25 in Chillicothe.

·         August 08 a speeding citation was issued to an Arizona driver for 85 in a 65 on U.S. 36 east of Chillicothe.

·         August 08 a speeding citation was issued to an Indiana driver for 78 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Wheeling Junction.

·         August 08 a speeding citation was issued to an Illinois driver for 85 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Wheeling Junction.

·         August 09 a Kansas driver was issued a speeding citation for 79 in a 65 1 mile east of Chillicothe.

·         August 10 a California driver was issued a speeding citation for 80 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Utica.

·         August 10 an Illinois driver was issued a speeding citation for 83 in a 65 on U.S. 36 and Junction CC.

·         August 10 an Illinois driver was issued a speeding citation for 82 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Mitchell Road.

 

Additional Information:

·         The LCSO has many other criminal investigations taking place and hope to report on those soon to you.

·         August 07 Sheriff Cox had a staff meeting with Chief Deputy Michael Claypole and Captain Sindy Fitzpatrick for about 3 hours on administrative, internal, training, and enforcement needs and concerns.

·         August 07 the LCSO transported and retrieved evidence to the MSHP Crime Lab in Macon.

·         The LCSO has been handling courthouse and court security on several court hearings this week. On August 08 we had only 6 detainees appear in Associate Criminal and Traffic Law Day.

·         Command staff at the LCSO have been busy working on legal updates and changes which will be required of the sheriff’s office effective August 28.


 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE REPORT

     Here’s a summary of calls handled by the Chillicothe PD

 

August 11th, 2018

Chillicothe Police received 79 calls for service on 08/11/2018….

 

AREA RADIO STATION OWNER  PASSES AWAY OVER THE WEEKEND

The Chillicothe Area, North Missouri and even the entire state lost a tremendous leader over the weekend as long time broadcaster Dan Leatherman, President and owner of Leatherman Communi cations, Inc. who along with his wife Patti own and operate radio stations KCHI and KCHI-FM, the two long term Cillicothe radio stations. Dan reportedly passed away in his sleep this past weekend . On a personal note, as a fellow broadcaster and friendly competitor, Dan and I has the privledge of working together on more than one occasion and Dan even succedded me during one of our respective terms on the board of directors of the Missouri Broadcasters Association. Dan was a hard worker , true to his word and the man behind the scenes that helped put together a number of events that continue to benefit Chillicothe, and Livingston County today.  All of us at the Best Broadcast Group would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to Dans family, his friends , his entire staff at KCHI and to the Chillcothie area in general who we’re surewill be the loss of his Dan. Danail D. Leatherman, a great broadaster and one that I’m grateful to have known. Rest in Peace sir!




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

08-10-2018

 

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT TO ADVANCE THE EAST LOCUST CREEK RESERVOIR

Tomorrow (TUES 8/14/18) at 10:00 AM a major announcement that will advance the East Locust Creek Reservoir project significantly.  The NRCS is the federal sponsor of the Reservoir project and the East Locust Creek Reservoir will be a 2,350 acre multi-purpose lake primarily designed to provide water to a 10 County region and eliminate the threat of water shortage.  The entire area has been designated as being in an Extreme Drought. Several people are expected to speak. All of the land for the Reservoir has been acquired and demolition of some 77 structures and land clean-up is nearly complete.   Dam and spillway design is nearing completion.  Permitting, mitigation and final financing are in their final phase.   To date, $50 million of the approximately $110 million project has been programmed or spent. The purpose of tomorrow’s event is to announce a major advancement in the project and will be held at one of the few remaining structures in Boynton, Missouri.  The address is 54758 Hwy N, Milan, MO.  Boynton is approximately 6 miles north of Milan on 5 Highway, then right on N Highway approximately 2 miles.  Proceed to the bottom of the hill; it is on the North or left side of the road. There will be highway safety signs marking the path and the location.  Look for a large blue metal shed.

 

MINOR INJURIES IN HEAD ON CRASH

A two vehicle accident on Oneida Street, 3 and a half miles northwest of Clarence around 11:30 Saturday morning resulted minor injuries. The Highway Patrol said 18 year old Ethan J. Rife of Clarence was westbound while 46 year old Angela M. Harmon of Clarence was eastbound. And the two vehicles met at a hillcrest of a gravel road and collided head on. Rife had minor injuries and was treated at the scene. A passenger in the Harmon vehicle, 16 year old Erica M. Barnes of Shelbina also suffered minor injuries and was transported by Macon County Ambulance to Samaritan Hospital for treatment. Several agencies responded to the scene and provided assistance including the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Macon Rural Fire, Macon County First Responders, Macon County Ambulance, Salt River Ambulance, Clarence Fire Department and Clarence First Responders.

 

TWO CARS DISTROYED BY FIRE AFTER THREE VEHICLES COLLIDE ON I-70 SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Three cars were involved in a collision in the eastbound lanes of I-70 near Midway Truck Stop at the 122 mile marker Sunday and as a result traffic was backed up for some time. Traffic delays were reported in the westbound lanes as traffic slowed to observe the incident on other side of the interstate. Boone County Joint Communications said no one was injured in the wreck; however two of the 3 cars quickly became engulfed in flames and were destroyed. The Boone County Fire Department and the Highway Patrol were of course on-scene and the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, the Columbia Fire Department  and others assisted at the scene.

 

DRIVE CAREFULLYAS SCHOOLS ARE GOING BACK INTO SESSION

As classes begin across the state, drivers are reminded to slow down, pay attention and watch out for increased traffic.  Motorists are also reminded it is a state law that vehicles must stop when a school bus has its red warning lights flashing and the stop sign is extended and Slow down where speed limits are reduced in school zones.  Parents and caregivers should talk to children about bus stop safety and traffic safety rules.  For more information on school bus and pedestrian safety, go to www.savemolives.com

 

OPERATORS OF LAPLATA CAFÉ ARRESTED BY FEDS

From KTVO.com …On Thursday, federal agents arrested two people who run a restaurant in La Plata. Agents from the U.S. Marshals Metropolitan Fugitive Task Force, with help from the La Plata Police Department and Macon County Sheriff's Office, arrested Charles Sanders, 42, and Loretta Burgin, 47, both of La Plata. Task Force Supervisor James Tapp told KTVO Thursday the two fugitives were wanted on felony state warrants out of Oklahoma. The suspects run The Small Town Cafe on the west side of the La Plata square.


CHILLICOTHE POLICE REPORT

As usual, the Chillicothe Police Department responds to a variety of calls, as do other area PD’s.

 

August 9th , 2018

 

August 8th , 2018

 




MOTORCYCLE WRECK TAKES LIVE OF BEVIER WOMAN

A Bevier resident was killed and her husband seriously injured when they were both ejected from the motorcycle they were riding  on highway C, just south of the Bevier City Limits. The highway patrol said  74 year old Phillip C. Long of Bevier was southbound and had just left the Beiver city limits when the motorcycle collided with a deer in the roadway .Both occupants were ejected and the bike went off the west side of the road and struck a fence. 75 year old Sheila M. Long was the fatality and she was pronounced dead at Samariton Hospital in Macon. Phillip Long had serous injuries and he was transported to University Hospital in Columbia. That accident happened at 8:40 pm Thursday. The patrol was assisted by the Macon County Sheriff’s office,  Macon County Ambulance, Macon Fire and Rescue.                                                               

 

MARION COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Hannibal woman and a New London man were behind the wheels of these respective vehicles just before 2pm Wednesday on Veterans Road at St Highway MM, ½ mile west of Hannibal. Accordding to the report, 17 yera old Michaela D. Johnston of Hannibal was southbound and failed to yield to an eastbound vehicle driven by 34 year old Crhstalyn D. Selsor of New London and the two collided. Selsor complained of minor injuries and was transported by private auto to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment. The Marion County Sheriff’s office assisted at the scene.

 

FULTON WOMAN HURT WHILE CHANGING OIL

An accident in Callaway County around 11:08 AM resulted in moderate injuries for a Fulton woman. The patrol reports 20 year old Christina M. Orton was has a location identified as 8002 Foure BB, just south of Route BB. As Orton was attempted to change the oil and the vehicle rolled backwards, striking the victim. She was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia.

 

STATE PATROL ARREST REPORTS

A Clarence man was arrested at 9:55 pm Tuesday night in Shelby County. The patrol said 31 year old Dreek J. Garrett  was charged with DWI,, prior offender, Driving while Suspended – 2nd offense. Other charges included careless and imprudent ddriving and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle. He was taken to the Shelby County Jail at Shelbyville and was later relealsed. The patrol arrested a Kirksville woman on an Adair County felony warrant for hindering prosecution. 47 year old Denise C. Penick was held ad the Adair County Jail on the bondable charges. And 28 year old Cody J. Helm of Kirksvile was arrested in Schuyler County at 10:57 AM Wednesday morning. He was originally held in Schuyyler County and later released. His charges include a felony – no driver’s license. He was also charged with failure to register motor vehicle, no seat belt and no insurance.

 

FOOTBALL RETURNS AUGUST 24th

Schools all across the area will soon be in session and that means it’s time for Friday night Football on KZBK/KFMZ. As usual, our traditional and long-term Bulldog announcers, Jeff Elliott & Jim Ellicott have the call. Dale Palmer and Douglas Palmer will update you on scores and More at the half and postgame on the Region Football Scoreboard Show on 96.9 Fm, 96.1 FM and 1470 AM. Meanwhile Kevin Burge will share the excitement of the Macon Tiger football program with live play by play on True County KLTI at 93.3 FM, 102.7 FM, 102.5 FM and 1560 AM and of course in East Central Missouri, KMCR will keep you covered on the Montgoemryt City Wildcasts at 103.9 FM. Also, the Missouri Tigers will once again be broadcast on our East Central  FM




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

08/09/2018

 

COLUMBIA WOMAN HURT IN DRIVE BY SHOOTING

Columbia Police were working a drive-by shooting in Northeast Columbia on Hanover Boulevard Wednesday night. Police said a female victim was shot in the arm and the injury was not life-threatening.  Reports indicated that bullets shattered the windows in at least two vehicles. The investigation is continuing an anyone with information is asked to contact Columbia Police.

 

WESTMINSTER FOOTBALL FIELD DAMAGED SUNDAY NIGHT

A story on KOMU.com says Fulton Police are looking for the person who damaged the Westminster College football field when they drove their truck on it. Rob Crouse, Westminster's media and public relations director, said it happened Sunday night. He also said Westminster is spending $4 million to rebuild the field and stadium. Police said the field had been leveled in preparation for installing artificial turf and that the stunt caused between $2,000 and $3,000 worth of damage, making it a felony.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Fulton police at 573-592-3100

 

TRAFFIC DIRVERTED AROUND OVERPASS TUESDAY NIGHT

On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at approximately 6:39PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to S. Clark at the US Highway 54 overpass in reference to a person threatening to commit suicide.  Responding personnel found a 29 year-old female standing on the overpass, threatening to jump.  Officers spoke with the female for several minutes and she agreed to go to St. Mary’s Hospital-Audrain to seek treatment from that facility and the Arthur Center. Traffic on eastbound US Highway 54 was diverted around the overpass for about 20 minutes, but was not stopped.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol and Audrain Ambulance District assisted on scene.

 

STORM DAMAGE REPORTS IN MEXICO AND OTHER AREAS

Monday night and early Tuesday morning, thunderstorms moved through the area and in some locations resulted in damage. A number of damage reports were noted, especially after 10 o’clock Monday night and into Tuesday morning.The Mexico Public Safety Department reported that a thunderstorm that moved through the Mexico area around 12:15 AM Tuesday produced strong winds and several minutes of extremely heavy rain. They also reported about 10 incidents of limbs or trees falling either reported to the Mexico Public Safety Department or seen by patrolling officers.  Some caused minor damage to houses and parked vehicles and some blocked roadways or pulled electric lines down. At approximately 3:15AM Tuesday morning, some additional, lighter winds moved through the area, causing about 10 more incidents of limbs and power lines coming down.  The Mexico Street Department and Ameren Missouri responded to deal with the situation and the majority of incidents were in the north central and western part of Mexico. As storms blew through Pike County Tuesday morning, reports of downed trees and power lines were reported. In addition, there were reports from the USDA office serving that area that one farmer had nearly 800 acres of corn flattened by the storm. The Eolia and Bowling Green areas were hardest hit in Pike County where some homes were damaged and downed power line reports common. While damage reports did vary, overall that was a general synopsis as the storms made their way from west to east across the area. It also seemed that as storms slowly slid south damage reports increased.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

 

August 7th , 2018

 

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

08/08/2018

 

ELECTION TURN OUT/RESULTS

Shelby and Macon County voters clearly said NO as it related to changes in school district boundaries. The Shelby County vote was 1426 NO (80%) to 347 YES (20%). In Macon County 65% of the voters said NO (1916) while 35% said yes (1045). That issue was just one of several that fueled turnout at what is typically a lower turnout election. Of course, statewide the Prop A issue as it relates to workers rights was also driving turnout as were several hotly contested races.  In our area, the 18th District State Senate race also helped to drive turnout where local businesswoman Cindy O’Laughlin won the Republican nomination and will face the Democratic Nominee Crystal Stephens who was unopposed in the primary. The winner in November will replace Brian Munzlinger, a Republican, who was unable to run for re-election due to term limits. Unofficially Josh Hawley won the Republican nomination for US Senate and Claire McCaskill, the Incumbant is the Democratic nominee as the two now officially begin the fight and will face off in November. Missouri Voters also rejected Prop A meaning Missouri will NOT becoming a right to work state. These are just a few of the unofficial results from Tuesdays election.
 

TRUCK OVERTURNS EAST OF MARCELINE JUNCTION

A Decatur, IL man was injured in a one-vehicle accident on US 36, a half a mile east of the Marceline Junction around 3:25 Tuesday afternoon. The patrol said 52 year old Jerry L. Atwood was westbound and lost control coming out of a curve and his pickup overturned in the roadway. Atwood suffered moderate injuries and was taken by Linn County Ambulance to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield for treatment. The Linn County Sheriff’s Department, Marceline Police and Fire Departments and Marceline First Responders provided assistance at the scene.

 

TRACTOR TRAILER CRASH IN MONROE COUNTY EARLY TUESDAY MORNING

A trucker from Hudson, IA received serious injuries in a one vehicle wreck in Monroe County early Tuesday morning. The patrol said 37 year old Aaron M. Torticill was eastbound at 3:40 AM and fell asleep at the wheel. The tractor trailer he was driving crossed the roadway, collided with a ditch, fence and a tree. Torticill was transported by Monroe County Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia

 

TRENTON WOMAN & LAKELAND, TN MAN ARRESTED BY STATE TROOPERS

A  25 year old female from Trenton was arrested at 6:10 pm Tuesday night in Livingston County. 25 year old Conor N. Calivere was transported to the Chillicothe Police Department and was later released with two new citations including Operating a vehicle without a valid license – 3rd offence, and for No seat belt. And in Marion County, 23 year old Jake J. Vincent of Lakeland, TN was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance- Amphetamine, unlawful possession of Drug Paraphernalia and speeding. He was released from the Marion County Jail

 

PLANE MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING AT COLUMBIA AIRPORT

The pilot of a private jet that originated flight in Tennessee made an emergency landing at Columbia Regional Airport Monday night. One other person was aboard when the pilot declared an emergency at 7:40 pm due to smoke in the cock pit. The plane landed safely and no injuries were reported.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

08/07/2018

 

TODAY IS ELECTION DAY

Today is the official Primary Election in the State of Missouri. Polls opened at 6am and will remain open until 7 o’clock tonight so that area residents can make their voices heard. A number of ballot issues will be decided today including the  proposed boundry change between South Shelby and Macon R 1 Schools. Voters will also decide who they want to run in the General Election this November. Again,  polls are currently open and will remain open until 7 o’clock tonjght.

 

RALLS COUNTY ACCIDENT

The patrol investigated a one vehicle accident in Ralls County on Route F, 1 and a half miles south of MO 18 at 8am Monday morning. According to the report 48 year old Thomas B. Trower of Perry was northbound in a dumb truck when the vehicle travelled off the right side of the roadway. The driver over corrected and the vehicle then traveled back on to the roadway and overturned. Trower did receive minor injuries and was trasnport5ed by Ralls County Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment. The patrol was assisted by the Ralls County Sheriff’s Office, Center Fire Department, and the Ralls County Ambulance District.

 

ONE VEHICLE WRECK IN COOPER COUNTY

A 19 year old California, MO resident sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Cooper County Memorial Hospital for treatment after a wreck just before 3 o’clock Monday afternoon. The report said Phillip T. Strobel was behind the wheel when his pickup exited the right side of the roadway. The driver over-corrected causing the vehicle to enter the roadway and exit the left side of the road. The vehicle then overturned and struck a fence, ejecting the driver. That wreck occurred on Route W, just north of Prairie Road in Cooper County.

 

INDUSTRIAL FIRE IN MEXICO FRIDAY

On Friday, August 3, 2018, at approximately 5:17PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 1500 block of Industrial Drive in Mexico in reference to a fire on the roof of a building.  Responding personnel found that some of the building’s insulating / water-repelling material was burning.  This was likely due to trapped sparks and hot material from some of the company’s production processes.  The burning material was removed from the roof and the fire was extinguished with no further damage to the building. There were no injuries from the incident.

MOBERLY FIRE AND POLICE RESPOND TO STRUCTURE FIRE

This past Saturday, Moberly Fire and Police Departments were called to the 1800 block of Robertson Road to the scene of a reported structure fire. The fire was extinguished with minor damage to the structure. Those in the building at the time were evacuated for a time and no injuries were reported.

 

FUND RAISER TO BENEFT BROOKFIELD GOLF TEAM

This Saturday, August 11th a fund raiser will be held, thanks to a little help from a local Brookfield business who is making their facility available to assist a local group. It will be a free car wash at Helm Street Car Wash with donations graciously accepted on behalf of the Brookfield Girls Golf Team.  Angie Downey, the Brookfield High School Girls’ Golf Coach said the event will be this Saturday, from noon until 3pm where you can get a free cash wash courtesy of Helm Street Car Wash in Brookfield with donations accepted on behalf of the Brookfield Girls Golf Team.

 

MODOT OFFERS DROUGHT RELIEVE TO MO FARMERS AND RANCHERS

Permit fees and some restrictions waived regarding hay movement

Severe drought conditions through much of the state have prompted the Missouri Department of Transportation to offer a special overwidth hauling permit to help farmers and ranchers move hay as needed. Loads must be of legal height, length and weight. Permits can be requested via phone and will, in most cases, be issued within minutes via fax or email. The $32 permit fee will be waived through Oct. 31, 2018. Before hauling, drivers must apply for the special overwidth hauling permit for loads that exceed eight feet and six inches in width, and map their route to avoid work zones, bridges and other areas that have weight, narrow lane or height restrictions. This information, as well as a special bridge and height restriction view, is available on the MoDOT Traveler Information Map at modot.org. To obtain a permit, hay haulers should call MoDOT’s Motor Carrier Services office at 1-800-877-8499 to report the year, make, license plate number and vehicle identification number (VIN) of the power unit and provide the farm business name and address. MoDOT permits cover movement within Missouri only and are required for each truck. More resources and information about drought conditions, as well as a directory for producers needing to buy and sell hay, are available online at dnr.mo.gov and agriculture.mo.gov.

MISSOURI CROP & PROGRESS REPORT

The weekly Missouri Crop & Progress Report was issued yesterday (MON). Temperatures last week averaged 76.0 degrees, 0.2 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 0.67 inches statewide, 0.03 inches below normal. There were 6.7 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending August 5, 2018. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 48 percent very short, 37 percent short, and 15 percent adequate. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 47 percent very short, 36 percent short, and 17 percent adequate. Corn dough progressed to 84 percent, 22 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average. Corn dented reached 35 percent. Corn condition was rated 20 percent very poor, 24 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 22 percent good, and 4 percent excellent. Soybeans blooming progressed to 86 percent, 18 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average. Soybeans setting pods progressed to 58 percent, 14 percentage points ahead of last year. Soybean condition was rated 11 percent very poor, 22 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 30 percent good, and 4 percent excellent. Cotton bolls opening reached 5 percent. Cotton condition was rated 5 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 51 percent good, and 12 percent excellent. Rice headed was reported at 78 percent. Rice condition was rated 11 percent poor, 19 percent fair, 49 percent good, and 21 percent excellent. Sorghum headed progressed to 74 percent. Sorghum turning color progressed to 22 percent. Sorghum condition was rated 3 percent very poor, 18 percent poor, 40 percent fair, 35 percent good, and 4 percent excellent.

 

DROUGHT UPDATE AND UPDATED RESOURCES

As of this past Friday, the U.S. Drought Monitor map has been updated and is on the department’s Drought website at https://dnr.mo.gov/drought.htm. No new counties entered D2 drought this week. Portions of three counties – Worth, Platte and Jackson – increased in intensity from D2 to D3 this week.

The next Drought Assessment Committee Meeting is scheduled for Wed., August 8, from 3 to 5 p.m., at Lewis and Clark State Office Building, 1101 Riverside Drive, in Jefferson City. The meeting is open to the public and will be Livestreamed online. Information about Missouri natural cover fire risk, county burn bans in Missouri is on the website at https://dnr.mo.gov/drought.htm#conditions.

Recent Additions to the Drought Resources Page (https://dnr.mo.gov/droughtresources.htm) are listed below.


OVERPASS IN HARRISON COUNTY NOW OPEN

The bridge on Route AA/H over Interstate 35 in Harrison County is now open to all traffic. Crews from Chester Bross Construction Company of Palmyra, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, were able to reopen the bridge last Friday, August 4 and opened all lanes of I-35 to traffic yesterday (MON) morning. Contractor crews closed the bridge for a deck replacement project in late May. Though the roadway has reopened, motorists are urged to continue to use caution, and eliminate distractions. Workers and machinery may still be on the roadsides, close to the roadway, completing parts of the project. For more information about this and other MoDOT projects, call 1-888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/northwest and view the online Traveler Information Map.


LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

08/06/2018

 

WRECK IN RANDOLPH COUNTY RESULTS IN INJURIES SUNDAY NIGHT

A single vehicle wreck on a Randolph County road Sunday night results in multiple injuries. The patrol said 18 year old Robert D. Stuck of Bevier said his vehicle went off the left side of the roadway and overturned, coming to rest on its top. The patrol report did not indicate if the driver received injuries, however, 3 passengers were injured. 17 year old Katelyn D. Beckley of Clarence sustained serious injuries and was flown by Air Evac to University Hospital in Columbia. 18 year old Tryztyn L. Ford of Callao had moderate injuries as did 17 year old Alexis M. Rhoades of Bevier. They were both transported by Randolph County Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia.  That accident happened on County Road 11-75, one and a half  west of Darksville

 

FULTON MAN KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH SUNDAY

An 18 year old Fulton man was killed in a Motorcycle wreck at 4:20 Sunday afternoon. The patrol said the accident occurred as 18 year old Samuel C. Schultz failed to negotiate a curve and his motorcycle went off the right side of the road. That resulted in the bike overturning and ejecting the driver.

 

RALLS COUNTY ACCIDENT RESULTS IN MINOR INJURIES

The highway patrol reports a Hannibal teen received minor injuries in a one vehicle accident in Ralls County at 4:50 PM Sunday. The accident happened on Orchards Road, just sound of Hannibal. 17 year old Jaden M. Rose said he swerved to avoid another motorist and ran off the roadway and his vehicle came to rest in a ditch. He was transported to Blessing Hospital in Quincy by Marion County Ambulance.

 

TWO BROOKFIELD RESIDENTS KILLED FRIDAY MORNING

Two Brookfield residents were killed when their van collided with a semi on Mo 5, 3 miles north of Marceline at 9:55 Friday morning. The patrol report indicates 39 year old Dennis J Allen of Brookfield crossed the center line of the highway and his van hit the semi on the driver’s side,  then collided with the trailer. The 18 wheeler was driven by 39 year old Pablo Moore-Aguilar of Kansas City, KS.  Allen was pronounced dead at the scene by Linn County Coroner Kenney Creason at 11:05 am. A passenger, his wife, 38 year old Wendy M. Allen of Brookfield also died. She was transported by Linn County Ambulance to Pershing Memorial Hospital when she was pronounced dead by Dr. Michael Turner at 10:47 AM.  The two sons of the couple that were killed, 9 year old Justus R. Allen and 8 year old Connor E. Allen survived the crash with minor injuries and were transported by Linn County Ambulance to Pershing Hospital for treatment. The driver of the tractor trailer also had minor injuries and was transported by Linn County Ambulance to Pershing Hospital. Those with minor injuries were all wearing seat belts while the two fatalities were not. The Patrols Major Crash Investigation Team was assisted by the Marceline First Responders, Police and Fire Departments, the Linn County Sheriff’s Department and MoDot




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

08/03/2018

 




TWO BROOKFIELD RESIDENTS KILLED FRIDAY MORNING

       

Two Brookfield residents were killed when their van collided with a semi on Mo 5, 3 miles north of Marceline at 9:55 Friday morning. The patrol report indicates 39 year old Dennis J Allen of Brookfield was southbound and crossed the center line and struck a northbound semi on the driver’s side, then collided with the trailer. The 18 wheeler was driven by 39 year old Pablo Moore-Aguilar of Kansas City, KS.  Allen was pronounced dead at the scene by Linn County Coroner Kenney Creason at 11:05 am. A passenger, his wife, 38 year old Wendy M. Allen of Brookfield also died. She was transported by Linn County Ambulance to Pershing Memorial Hospital when she was pronounced dead by Dr. Michael Turner at 10:47 AM.  The two sons of the couple that were killed, 9 year old Justus R. Allen and 8 year old Connor E. Allen survived the crash with minor injuries and were transported by Linn County Ambulance to Pershing Hospital for treatment. The driver of the tractor trailer also had minor injuries and was transported by Linn County Ambulance to Pershing Hospital. Those with minor injuries were all wearing seat belts while the two fatalities were not. The Patrols Major Crash Investigation Team was assisted by the Marceline First Responders, Police and Fire Departments, the Linn County Sheriff’s Department and MoDot.




USDA INVESTS $97 MILLION IN RURAL BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE NATIONWIDE; OVER $13 MILLION COMMITTED TO THIS AREA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $97 million in 12 projects to provide or improve rural broadband service in 11 states, including Missouri. The

USDA is making the investments through the Telecommunications Infrastructure Loan Program and the Community Connect Grant Program. In Missouri, the Northeast Missouri Rural Telephone Company, in Green City, is receiving a $13.7 million loan to convert six exchanges from copper plant to fiber-to-the-premises. It will construct nearly 500 route miles of fiber. Northeast Missouri expects to improve service to 1,063 subscribers. In addition, this assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community services such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov

 

MACON MOTORCYCLIST INJURED IN SHELBY COUNTY

A Macon man received minor injuries when a pickup pulled into the path of his motorcycle on MO 15, south of 36 in Shelbina at 9:45 pm Wednesday night. The patrol said 41 year old Christopher M. Jones laid the motorcycle over in order to avoid striking a pickup that pulled into his path. While he did sustain some minor injuries, Jones was treated at the scene and released.  The Shelbina Police Department assisted the patrol at the scene.

 

MEXICO MAN ARRESTED

On Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at approximately 10:36 PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 1300 block of N Olive in Mexico in reference to a disturbance involving a gun.  Responding personnel spoke with Curtis McCandless, age 26 of Mexico.  McCandless was intoxicated and upset, and he charged and threatened officers as they spoke with him.  It was determined he had fired a handgun twice prior to MPSD’s arrival and at one point, after being put in handcuffs, he attempted to break free from some officers to charge another officer standing nearby.  McCandless was taken to the ground and struck his head on some concrete. Audrain Ambulance District transported McCandless to St. Mary’s Hospital-Audrain where his injuries were treated.  He was processed at MPSD and later taken to the Audrain County Jail for Assault 4th degree-Special Victim, Unlawful Use of Weapon, and Attempted Escape from Confinement.

 

MEXICO BUILDING HIT BY VEHCILE

On Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at approximately 10:24 AM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 400 block of W Promenade in reference to a vehicle hitting a building.  Responding personnel found that Richard White, age 95 of Mexico, was driving his vehicle in the parking lot of a business when he accidentally pushed the accelerator instead of the brake.  The vehicle then struck the wall of the building.  White had minor injuries but did not require medical attention.  It was determined that it was still safe for the business to remain open.  There were no other injuries from the incident.

 

GRASS IN WETLAND EASEMENTS ELIGIBLE FOR HAY IN DROUGHT COUNTIES

To help with livestock feed and forage shortages, Missouri landowners can apply to the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to cut hay on up to 50 percent of the grass areas within their wetland easements located in drought-designated counties. Eligible counties are those with drought conditions rated severe (D2) or extreme (D3) in the U.S. Drought Monitor Report (droughtmonitor.unl.edu). NRCS’ Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WRE) purchases easements from landowners in exchange for their commitment to maintain areas as wetlands. NRCS estimates that up to 10,000 acres are eligible for haying. More acres could become eligible if drought conditions worsen in other counties. State Conservationist J.R. Flores said cutting hay on WRE easements will be allowed until August 31, but all bales must be removed from those areas by September 15. Flores emphasized that grazing is not permitted in the areas covered by WRE easements because of the damage that livestock access can cause to wetlands. Landowners interested in cutting hay must first obtain approved Compatible Use Authorizations. Contact NRCS offices for more information.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

08/02/2018

 

SEVEN INJURED IN MACON COUNTY WRECK

A total of seven people were injured and some with serious injuries in a two vehicle pile up on U.S. 36, five miles east of Macon at 1:20 pm Wednesday afternoon. The patrol said 20 year old Nathan R. Wilson of Anabel was Northbound on Major Avenue and pulled out in front of a vehicle traveling eastbound on US 36 driven by 49 year old Robert G. Sweat of Darlington, MO. Both drivers had minor injuries and were treated at Samariton Hospital in Macon.  All of the other injuries involved passengers in the Sweat vehicle including 1 year old Taylor Lewis of Darlington, MO and 13 year old Trista J. Smith of Albany, IA. They were also treated at Samariton Hospital as was 22 year old William B. Hicks of St. Joesph, MO. Both 40 year old Tracy L. Smith of Darlington, MO and 25 year old Timothy D. Sweat of Bedford, IA had serious injuries and were transported to University Hospital in Columbia. Patrol troopers on scene received assistance from Macon County Rescue, Macon Rural Fire and Air Evac.

 

TRENTON WOMAN IN COLLISION

A woman from Trenton was taken to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton by private auto with moderate injuries after a wreck on Fawnwood Drive, 2 miles northwest of Edinburg in Grundy County at 6:45 yesterday (WED) morning. The report indicated 49 year old Toni J. Allen was eastbound and struck a vehicle that was parked and unattended on the north side of the roadway facing east. That unattended vehicle came to rest in the westbound lane, on its wheels facing east. The Allen vehicle had been moved prior to the trooper’s arrival.

 

MINOR INJURIES FOR NEWTOWN DRIVER IN DAVIESS COUNTY WRECK

The patrol said one driver was treated for minor injuries after two pickup trucks collided in Daviess County 1 mile east of Jamesport at the intersection of July Avenue and 330th street around 11;15 yesterday (WED) morning. According to the report, 16 year old Malcon E. Henke, of Princeton was westbound and 77 year old Charles L. Hartman of Newtown was northbound. Both drivers came into the intersection at approximately the same time and the Henke truck struck the Hartman pickup in the passenger side. Both autos came to rest on their wheels in the northwest portion of the Intersection. Hartman received minor injuries and was transported by Daviess County Ambulance to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton for treatment.

 

MOTORCYCLE/CAR COLLISION IN MEXICO WEDNESDAY

The Mexico Department of Public Safety reports 36 year old Joshua L. Hutchison of Mexico is recovering from injuries after his motorcycle collided with a car Wednesday morning in the 1100 block of Elmwood Drive. According to the report, 29  year old Stacy Brockmeir of Centralia made a left hand turn in front of Hutchison and he was unable to avoid the SUV Brockmeir was driving.

Emergency crews with the Audrain Ambulance District took Hutchison to University Hospital in Columbia.  Elmwood drive was closed for about an hour while crews cleared the crash. 

 

SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT DWI SATURATION PLANNED IN AUGUST

Sometime this month, Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers will be participating in special enforcement operations in the area. Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B in Macon, announced on Wednesday that DWI saturations will occur in Clark, Lewis, Linn, Macon and Marion counties and said "Driving while impaired continues to be a major contributing factor of fatal traffic crashes in Missouri." In addition, Captain Wilt urges all citizens to help law enforcement efforts to apprehend impaired drivers. 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 *55 on a cellular telephone.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

08/01/2018

 

CALLAWAY COUNTY WRECK TUESDAY NIGHT

Two people received minor injuries in a one vehicle wreck on Woodwind Way, just south of Route OO in Callaway County around 7:40 last (TUES) night. The patrol said 17 year old Joshua L. Wadley of Holts Summit was southbound and failed to negotiate a curve resulting in the vehicle traveling off the left side of the road and down an embankment. Wadley and his passenger, 17 year old Alexia M. Prieur of Jefferson City were transported by ambulance to Capital Regional Medical Center.

 

TWO PEOPLE HELD ON DRUG CHARGES IN SHELBY COUNTY

The highway patrol took two people into custody around at 8:21 yesterday (TUES) morning following a traffic stop in Shelby County. According to the report, 28 year old Conrad M. Burnett of Chicago, Il was placed on a 24 hour hold pending the filing of formal charges on a felony arrest for possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition, 25 year old female subject from Chicago identified as Cristal G. Alba  was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and spending. She was later released from the Shelby County jail.

 

BUCKLIN SCHOOL ENROLEMENT TOMORROW

Enrollment for Bucklin R-2 new and returning students for the 2018-18 School Year is scheduled for tomorrow, August 2nd from 9 am to 6pm. junior high and high school students have designated times to enroll. Seniors, sophomores, and eighth grade need to enroll from 9am to 1pm and juniors, freshman and Seventh grade students need to enroll from 2pm to 6pm. If you are not able to attend on August 2nd, you’re asked to call the school office at 660-585-32-25 to schedule an alternative date and time to enroll.

 

PERSHING STATE PARK TO HOST PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING ON AUGUST 11TH

Pershing State Park invites the public to an informational meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 11, at the park’s campground amphitheater. The public is invited to share comments about the park and its operations. Park staff will be on hand to provide information and to answer questions.

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 park or historic site, and they offer visitors the opportunity to comment on the facilities.

Pershing State Park is located at 29277 Hwy. 130, Laclede. For more information about the meeting, call the park at 660-963-2299. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

 

Here is a comprehensive summary of calls handled by the Chillicothe PD …

 

July 28th, 2018

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

08/01/2018

 

CALLAWAY COUNTY WRECK TUESDAY NIGHT

Two people received minor injuries in a one vehicle wreck on Woodwind Way, just south of Route OO in Callaway County around 7:40 last (TUES) night. The patrol said 17 year old Joshua L. Wadley of Holts Summit was southbound and failed to negotiate a curve resulting in the vehicle traveling off the left side of the road and down an embankment. Wadley and his passenger, 17 year old Alexia M. Prieur of Jefferson City were transported by ambulance to Capital Regional Medical Center.

 

TWO PEOPLE HELD ON DRUG CHARGES IN SHELBY COUNTY

The highway patrol took two people into custody around at 8:21 yesterday (TUES) morning following a traffic stop in Shelby County. According to the report, 28 year old Conrad M. Burnett of Chicago, Il was placed on a 24 hour hold pending the filing of formal charges on a felony arrest for possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition, a 25 year old female subject from Chicago identified as Cristal G. Alba  was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and spending. She was later released from the Shelby County jail.

 

BUCKLIN SCHOOL ENROLEMENT TOMORROW

Enrollment for Bucklin R-2 new and returning students for the 2018-19 School Year is scheduled for tomorrow, August 2nd from 9 am to 6pm. junior high and high school students have designated times to enroll. Seniors, sophomores, and eighth grade need to enroll from 9am to 1pm and juniors, freshman and Seventh grade students need to enroll from 2pm to 6pm. If you are not able to attend on August 2nd, you’re asked to call the school office at 660-585-32-25 to schedule an alternative date and time to enroll.

 

PERSHING STATE PARK TO HOST PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING ON AUGUST 11TH

Pershing State Park invites the public to an informational meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 11, at the park’s campground amphitheater. The public is invited to share comments about the park and its operations. Park staff will be on hand to provide information and to answer questions.

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 park or historic site, and they offer visitors the opportunity to comment on the facilities.

Pershing State Park is located at 29277 Hwy. 130, Laclede. For more information about the meeting, call the park at 660-963-2299. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

 

Here is a comprehensive summary of calls handled by the Chillicothe PD …

 

July 28th, 2018

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/31/2018

 

ASHLAND WOMAN DIES IN CAR WRECK

A one vehicle accident in Boone County on U.S. Highway 63 South at Bonne Femme Creek around 4:15 Monday afternoon claimed the life of an Ashland woman. The patrol said 15 year old Kayla A. Sage of Ashland was behind the wheel when the vehicle travelled off the right side of the roadway, struck an embankment and became airborne. The vehicle came to rest on its top at the bottom of the creek. A passenger and Mother of the Driver, 50 year old Jesseca A. Sage of Ashland was pronounced dead at the scene by a Boone County Paramedic. Her body was taken to the Boone County Medical Examiner’s Office in Columbia. The driver, Kayla Sage had moderate injuries and was transported by Ambulance to Boone Hospital in Columbia.

 

3 VEHICLES INVOLVED IN GRUNDY COUNTY PILEUP

A total of 3 vehicles including a tractor trailer unit were involved in a pile up in Grundy County  at 2;45 PM Monday afternoon. That accident happened on MO Route 6, 3 miles west of Trenton. The patrol said the crash occurred when an eastbound vehicle driven by 25 year old Drew A. Kelly of Trenton crossed the centerline of the highway and collided with the trailer unit of the tractor trailer driven by 62 year old David T. Woodard of Waco, GA. The Kelly auto then continued traveling in the westbound lane and struck the front of another westbound auto driven by 70 year old Herbert G. Lamb of Cleveland, GA. Lamb had serious injuries  and was transported to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton by Grundy County Ambulance for treatment. Kelly received moderate injuries and was transported by private auto to Wright Memorial Hospital.

 

TRENTON WOMAN HURT IN DEKALB COUNTY ACCIDENT

A one vehicle accident in Dekalb County on US 36 westbound, 3 miles west of Oxborn resulted in injuries to a driver from Blue Springs and a passenger from Trenton. The patrol said 21 year old Drew R. Tibbs was westbound at 5:50 pm Sunday when his vehicle went off the south side of the roadway and overturned in the median, ejecting the driver. The vehicle came to rest in the mediabn on its wheels facing east.  Tibbs has serious inju4ries and was transported to Mosaic Life Care St. Joseph. 20 year old Courtney A. Clifton of Trenton was a passenger and received minor injuries and was also transported to the St. Joseph hospital.

 

COST SHARE SIGN UPS AVAILABLE IN LINN COUNTY

The Linn County Soil & Water Conservation District will be holding its annual cost share sign up August 1st through August 31st.  This sign-up is for fiscal year 2020 which runs from July 1st, 2019 through June 30th, 2020. Summer construction practices will have higher priority than other practices as long as it meets eligibility requirements.  If you are unable to be present for sign-up, you may designate someone to sign you up by completing a Landowner Authorization form.  These forms are available in the office and must be filled out prior to sign up.  No fax or phone ins will be allowed for sign up.  If you have any questions please feel free to come by or call the office located at 121 Pershing Road in Brookfield.

 

STUDENTS FROM 12 MISSOURI HIGH SCHOOLS PARTICIPATED IN MOCK CRASH

Columbia Fire Department, Boone County Sheriff’s Department, Parker-Millard Funeral Home, Missouri State Highway Patrol and MU Ambulance Service assisted in the mock crash designed to simulate conditions and situation a student might encounter in a real automobile collision, including emergency responders and law enforcement. It was all part of a youth traffic safety leadership training conference held at Stoney Creek Inn and Conference Center in Columbia July 26tgh through the 28th. TRACTION or teens taking action to prevent traffic crashes, is a statewide peer-to-peer program sponsored by the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Cape Girardeau Police Department and is available to all schools in Missouri. Call 1-880-800-BELT (2358) to learn more about the program.  Some of the schools represented from our area include Carrollton, North Shelby, Washington, La Monte and others from across the state.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (Weekend Summary)

07/20/2018

 

MOBERLY MAN HURT IN BOONE COUNTY WRECK

The highway patrol reports a Moberly man received serious injuries when he failed to negotiate a curve on Route F at Route T in Boone County around 4:38 pm Friday afternoon. The motorcycle 22 year old Trenton E. Rudder was riding when off the left side of the roadway and overturned. Rudder was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia.

 

CAR CRASHES INTO DOWNTOWN BUILDING

KTVO.com is reporting that authorities are investigating after a car crashed into the Macon ConAgra building Friday night. According to the Macon Fire Department, crews were dispatched to the plant located on Vine Street after a car ran into it just before 10:00 pm Friday night. The driver, who’s name had not been released, was transported to the hospital for treatment.

 

TWO CENTRALIA RESIDENTS INVOLVED IN BOONE COUNTY COLLISION

Two people from Centralia were involved in a mishap in Boone County Friday afternoon at 2:10 pm on Route B at Mount Zion Church Road. According to the report, 36 year old Melissa J. Briscoe was northbound and making a left turn when her vehicle was struck from behind by a motorcycle driven by 30 year old Michael A. Jones. Briscoe was not injured, Jones had minor injuries and was taken by private vehicle to Boone Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

MULTIPLE SHOOTINGS IN DOWNTOWN SUNDAY

Columbia Police have confirmed that at around 1:30 am, shots were fired near the intersection of 10th and Broadway in downtown Columbia Sunday night. KMIZ.com is reporting a male suffered a non life-threatening wound and was taken to the hospital for treatment. Officers were not able to identify a suspect or suspects in the crowd of people. A short time later, officers responded to another shorts heard on Williams and Ann, and found no one in the area and no property damage. Police said it’s unknown if the two incidents are related. Columbia Police are investigating several shootings in downtown Columbia early Sunday morning including the Broadway/Hitt Street Shooting were police responded at 2:15 Am to a shooting near El Rancho. One man was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound. At this time, it's unclear how severe the injuries are. Around 2:45 a.m. police responded to Williams Street and Walnut for shots fired and officers found shell casings in the area. Several residents they heard multiple gunshots in the area after seeing a disturbance break out.  

 

TROOPERS MAKE SEVERAL ARRESTS OVER THE WEEKEND

The Highway Patrol reports several arrests over the weekend. In Randolph County, troopers arrested 38 year old Shaunda M. Skaggs of Adair, OK for Driving while revoked and no seat belt.  She was arrested Sunday at 2:28 pm. Early Sunday morning at 1:33 am, Thomas D. Durham, age 51 of Moberly was picked up on a Randolph County warrant for no valid operator’s license. 34 year old Jeremy T. Sexton of Cairo was picked up for DWI at 2:09 am Saturday. And Friday night at 7:30 pm, 31 year old Matthew W. Fry of Moberly was arrested on a Randolph County Warrant for no drivers license. All were transported to the Randolph County jail on bondable charges.  34 year old Cameron J. Cockrell of St Louis, MO was charged with 1st offense DWI at 2:20 AM, Sunday morning in Ralls County and he was held at the Ralls County Sheriff’s office. In Caldwell County Friday night at 6:20 pm, troopers placed 41 year old Jaimie L. Elliott of Marceline on a 24 hour hold at the Caldwell County Detention Center for felony possession of a controlled substance, except 35 grams or less of marijuana and misdemeanor unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

 

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LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/27/2018

 

PATROL REQUESTS ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING FUGITITVE – MANHUNT CALLED OFF

Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, informs the public that officers are seeking a fugitive who fled on foot from the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Northeast Sullivan County. On July 24, 2018, a trooper attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Troy L. Franklin, 34, of Milan, MO. The trooper knew Franklin had an active parole warrant.  Franklin fled in Adair County and the pursuit traveled into Sullivan County.  Two passengers exited Franklin’s vehicle and were last seen in the area of Mayfair Road near Missouri Highway D in Sullivan County.  Franklin continued to flee in the vehicle.  During attempts to apprehend Franklin, a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper fired shots at him. Franklin abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot in the area of Ironbank Drive near Ivywood Drive.  He was last seen on July 25, 2018, fleeing into a wooded area on Missouri Route D between Mayfair Road and Maryland Road in Northeast Sullivan County.  Franklin was last seen wearing blue jeans and no shirt with fresh scratches on his exposed skin.  He is described as being approximately six feet tall, weighing 175 pounds, with short dark hair.  Franklin should be considered armed and dangerous.  Captain Wilt encourages the public to avoid contact with Franklin or anyone they believe is suspicious. The Missouri State Highway Patrol has been assisted by the Missouri Department of Conservation, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Adair County Sheriff’s Office, and Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Aircraft Division, the Shelbina Police Department’s canine unit, and the Brookfield Police Department’s canine unit also responded. Anyone with information regarding Franklin’s or the occupants’ locations is encouraged to contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol or the nearest law enforcement agency.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol can be contacted by calling 660-385-2132 or *55 on a cellular phone.

 

BETHANY MAN KILLED IN SULLIVAN COUNTY WRECK

A truck driver from Bethany died in a Sullivan County wreck around 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon on Route E, 2 miles south of Route WW. The patrol said 27 year old Clare O. Guernsey was driving a 2015 Kenworth when the vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway. The vehicle struck the ground and overturned several times striking trees and a fence before coming to rest off the roadway. The driver was ejected prior to the vehicle coming to a rest and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Sullivan County Coroner. The Sullivan County Sheriff’s office and Sullivan County Volunteer Fire assisted at the scene and the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crash Team was called in to investigate.

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY ATV ACCIDENT SENDS BOY TO HOSPITAL

An accident around 7:25 Thursday night on private property 4 miles northwest of Huntsville in Randolph County send an 8 year old boy to a Columbia Hospital. The patrol said 8  year old Kyler Hill of Clifton Hill, MO was operating an ATV when the unit overturned, ejecting the driver and a passenger. Hill sustained moderate injuries and was transported by Randolph County Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Department and Westran Fire Department assisted at the scene.

 

DROUGHT UPDATE AND SPECIAL MEETING

At its July 13 meeting, the Climate and Weather Committee recommended that Phase Two of Missouri’s Drought Plan be activated. Phase Two includes declaring a Drought Alert for 47 Missouri counties currently experiencing severe or extreme drought on the U.S. Drought Monitor issued July 12, 2018: Adair, Andrew, Audrain, Barry, Barton, Boone, Buchanan, Caldwell, Callaway, Carroll, Chariton, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cole, Cooper, Dade, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Howard, Jackson, Jasper, Knox, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lewis, Linn, Livingston, Macon, McDonald, Mercer, Moniteau, Monroe, Newton, Nodaway, Platte, Putnam, Randolph, Ray, Saline, Schuyler, Scotland, Sullivan, and Worth. In June, to aid the agricultural community, the Department of Natural Resources’ Soil and Water Districts Commission granted a statewide variance that allows grazing on practices that would normally be livestock-excluded. 

 

MEXICO PUBLIC SAFETY RESPONDS TO HOUSE FIRE IN MEXICO

On Wednesday, June 25, 2018 at approximately 3:09PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 900 block of Union in reference to a house fire.  Responding personnel observed fire at the back of the home that had spread into the attic.  Additionally, the line providing electricity to the house had disconnected and started several small fires in the backyard.  The fire was contained and extinguished in those areas of the home, with the back portion of the home suffering significant fire damage and the rest of the home suffering some water and smoke damage.  Ameren responded to the scene to make the situation with the electric line safe. It was determined the area of origin of the fire was the back deck of the home with reckless disposal of smoking material the likely cause.  The fire is still under investigation. There were no injuries. injuries.

PROPERTY DAMAGE ALSO INVESTIGATED BY MPSD AND ARRESTS MADE

On Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at approximately 6:00AM, the Mexico Public Safety Department became aware of a large amount of property damage that had occurred at the West Plaza Shopping Center during the overnight hours.  Information from some alert citizens and evidence gathered by officers led to the identification of the suspects. At approximately 5:16PM, a 16 year-old male juvenile was located and taken into custody in the 100 block of S. Agricultural St.  The juvenile was transported to MPSD and processed and later transferred to a detention center by the 12th Circuit Court-Juvenile Division. At approximately 5:45PM, Chandler R Douse, age 17 of Mexico, turned himself in at MPSD.  He was processed and later transported to the Audrain County Jail for Property Damage 1st Degree.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/26/2018

 

EMDEN DRIVER HURT IN WRECK IN SHELBY COUNTY

The highway patrol reports an accident at 9:17 last (WED) night at Route AA and Shelby County Road 472, approximately 3 miles north of Hunnewell. According to the report, 19 year old Vincent D. Brummer of Emden lost control of his vehicle on the gravel roadway, then crossed over onto the blacktop and overturned, coming to rest in the roadway on its top.  Brummer sustained minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene. A passenger, 17 year old Emily  D. Rupurt of Emden had moderate injuries and was transported to Hannibal Regional hospital by Salt River Ambulance.

 

MACON MAN RECEIVES MINOR INJURIES IN NORTH WEST MO ACCIDENT

A Macon man was injured in a one vehicle wreck one mile south of Savannah in Andrew County shortly before 6 o’clock Wednesday morning. The patrol said the driver, 19 year old Cody Durham of Macon fell asleep at the wheel and the vehicle drifted off the east side of the roadway, collided with a tree and came to rest on the east side of the roadway facing north. Durham was wearing a seat belt and was transported by Andrew County Amublance with minor injuries to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph.

 

MANHUNT SUSPECT SIGHTED

As a follow up to one of the stories we told you about Wednesday; One of the three men who are the focus of a north Missouri manhunt was reportedly spotted by a rural Green Castle resident around 10:30 am Wednesday. KTVO dot com reports the man was found rummaging through a shed at a home two miles north of Green Castle on Route D where the homeowner tried to talk Troy Franklin, 34 of Kirksville, into surrendering. After about a 10 minute conversation, Franklin took off running into the woods and was wearing only blue jeans and shoes.

 

BROOKFIELD POLICE REPORT

 

The Brookfield PD posted this update on Social Media Monday, July 23, 2018 …

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

07-25-2018

 

MANHUNT IN NORTH MIISSOURI TUESDAY NIGHT

As of Tuesday night, numerous law enforcement agencies were searching a rural area off of Route D about 8 miles north of Green Castle.Sponsored by ZINhttps://ss3.zedo.com/jsc/images/zplayer/inarticle-Watch-Text-Btn-rbg.pnghttps://ss3.zedo.com/jsc/images/zplayer/inarticle-Play-Btn.png They are trying to locate at least three suspects. One of the suspects in this manhunt is Troy L. Franklin who most recently had been staying in Kirksville. Before that, he had been living in Milan, Missouri. He also has ties to Sullivan, Missouri. Franklin was the subject of a nearly five-hour manhunt outside of Kirksville two weeks ago. Sgt. Eric Brown with the Missouri State Highway Patrol says Franklin is wanted on a felony warrant for parole violation related to an original charge of Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer. Franklin is described as a white male with brown hair and brown eyes. He is 6' tall and weighs 165 pounds. Authorities say this manhunt started around 6 p.m. Tuesday, with a pursuit in Adair County by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. A trooper spotted Franklin driving in the Novinger area, and attempted to pull the vehicle over. At the time, Franklin was wearing a blue polo shirt and a blue hat. The chase then moved into Sullivan County and the suspects fled on foot. Multiple law enforcement agencies from across northeast Missouri are working to locate the suspects. Brown says they will continue the search until all attempts to find the suspects have been exhausted. A helicopter and K-9's are also being used in this search.

MINOR INJURIES IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY COLLISION

A Wheeling driver had minor injuries in a two vehicle collision on Route B, approximately 6 miles north of Wheeling around 9:36 Tuesday morning. That patrol said 27 year old Jeffrey D. Albertson was southbound and had slowed to make a left hand turn when another southbound auto driven by 30 year old Darrell L. Epperson of New Hampton had crossed the center line and was attempting to overtake the Albertson auto and ended up striking the rear drivers side of the Albertson vehicle and ended up travelling off the west side of the road and came to rest facing south. Epperson’s auto overturned and came to rest in the southbound lane of Route B facing north on its drivers side.  Epperson was not injured; however Albertson was transported by private party to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe.

 

CLINTON COUNTY ACCIDENT RESULTS IN WHEELING RESIDENTS VEHICLE BEING TOTALLED

AND MINOR INJURIES. The patrol reports a collision on I35 northbound about 7 miles south of
Cameron around 4:25 pm Tuesday. The accident occurred when a southbound pickup had mechanical issues of a tow dolly. The axles of the tow dolly rolled across the median to the northbound lanes where a northbound auto driven by 43 year old Michelle L. Perry of Wheeling. Jer auto traveled off the right side of the road and struck a guardrail. Perry was transported to Cameron Regional Medical Center by Cameron Ambulance.

 

AUDRAIN COUNTY WRECK RESULTS IN SERIOUS INJURIES

A one vehicle accident occurred at 10:20 Tuesday morning in Audrain County on County Road 856, just east of County Road 823. The highway patrol said 17 year old Joshua C. Kennemore of Mexico over corrected and his pickup ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree. His injuries were serious and he was transported by Staff for Life to University Hospital for treatment. A Passenger, 23 year old Michael S. Markwell of Mexico had minor injuries and refused medical treatment.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

07-25-2018

 

MANHUNT IN NORTH MIISSOURI TUESDAY NIGHT

As of Tuesday night, numerous law enforcement agencies were searching a rural area off of Route D about 8 miles north of Green Castle.Sponsored by ZINhttps://ss3.zedo.com/jsc/images/zplayer/inarticle-Watch-Text-Btn-rbg.pnghttps://ss3.zedo.com/jsc/images/zplayer/inarticle-Play-Btn.png They are trying to locate at least three suspects. One of the suspects in this manhunt is Troy L. Franklin, who most recently had been staying in Kirksville. Before that, he had been living in Milan, Missouri. He also has ties to Sullivan, Missouri. Franklin was the subject of a nearly five-hour manhunt outside of Kirksville two weeks ago. Sgt. Eric Brown with the Missouri State Highway Patrol says Franklin is wanted on a felony warrant for parole violation related to an original charge of Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer. Franklin is described as a white male with brown hair and brown eyes. He is 6' tall and weighs 165 pounds. Authorities say this manhunt started around 6 p.m. Tuesday, with a pursuit in Adair County by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. A trooper spotted Franklin driving in the Novinger area, and attempted to pull the vehicle over. At the time, Franklin was wearing a blue polo shirt and a blue hat. The chase then moved into Sullivan County and the suspects fled on foot. Multiple law enforcement agencies from across northeast Missouri are working to locate the suspects. Brown says they will continue the search until all attempts to find the suspects have been exhausted. A helicopter and K-9's are also being used in this search.

MINOR INJURIES IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY COLLISION

A Wheeling driver had minor injuries in a two vehicle collision on Route B, approximately 6 miles north of Wheeling around 9:36 Tuesday morning. That patrol said 27 year old Jeffrey D. Albertson was southbound and had slowed to make a left hand turn when another southbound auto driven by 30 year old Darrell L. Epperson of New Hampton had crossed the center line and was attempting to overtake the Albertson auto and ended up striking the rear drivers side of the Albertson vehicle and ended up travelling off the west side of the road and came to rest facing south. Epperson’s auto overturned and came to rest in the southbound lane of Route B facing north on its drivers side.  Epperson was not injured; however Albertson was transported by private party to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe.

 

CLINTON COUNTY ACCIDENT RESULTS IN WHEELING RESIDENTS VEHICLE BEING TOTALLED

AND MINOR INJURIES. The patrol reports a collision on I35 northbound about 7 miles south of
Cameron around 4:25 pm Tuesday. The accident occurred when a southbound pickup had mechanical issues of a tow dolly. The axles of the tow dolly rolled across the median to the northbound lanes where a northbound auto driven by 43 year old Michelle L. Perry of Wheeling. Jer auto traveled off the right side of the road and struck a guardrail. Perry was transported to Cameron Regional Medical Center by Cameron Ambulance.

 

AUDRAIN COUNTY WRECK RESULTS IN SERIOUS INJURIES

A one vehicle accident occurred at 10:20 Tuesday morning in Audrain County on County Road 856, just east of County Road 823. The highway patrol said 17 year old Joshua C. Kennemore of Mexico over corrected and his pickup ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree. His injuries were serious and he was transported by Staff for Life to University Hospital for treatment. A Passenger, 23 year old Michael S. Markwell of Mexico had minor injuries and refused medical treatment.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/20/2018

 

ADAIR COUNTY WRECK

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

 

MONROE COUNTY ACCIDENT

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

 

TWO VEHICLE COLLISION IN KIRKSVILLE

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

 

CLARK COUNTY MAIN BEHIND BARS ON MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES

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

 

TRAGEDY NEAR BRANSON - 11 DEAD AFTER POPULAR TOURIST ATTRACTOIN CAPSIZES

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





LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/19/2018

 

 

MOBERLY MAN RECEIVED MODERATE INJURIES IN LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT WRECK

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

PUTNAM COUNTY TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT WEDNESDAY MORNING

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

 

MINOR INJURIES REPORTED TO PASSENGER IN MERCER COUNTY ATV ACCIDENT

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

 

BOONE COUNTY WRECK ON ROUTE B

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

 

AUDRAIN COUNTY TWO CAR COLLISSION

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

 

AIRPORT FIRE

 

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

CHILLICOTHE POLICE NEWS SUMMARY

The Chillicothe Police Department provided the following information …

Sunday, July 15th.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/18/2018

 

TWO PEOPLE INJURED IN DAVIESS COUNTY WRECK

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

 

AUDRAIN COUNTY SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK

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

 

EARLY MORNING CRASH ON I-70 IN CALLAWAY COUNTY

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

 

HIGHWAY PATROL ARREST REPORT FOR LOCAL AREA

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

 

CALLAWAY COUNTY MANS BODY LOCATED

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

 

NEBRASKA MURDER SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN TROY

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/17/2018

 

 

TWO PEOPLE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER CRASH IN KIRKSVILLE

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

 

SHOOTING INCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION

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

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

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

WORK CONTINUES ON HIGHWAY 36 THRUOUGH CAMERON

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

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

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

 

VAN METER STATE PARK TO HOST SCAVENGER HUNT COMPETITION

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

CHILLICOTHE POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE

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LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/16/2018

 

SHELBYVILLE MAN HURT IN MARION COUNTY ACCIDENT

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

 

TWO INJURED WHEN MOTORCYCLE STRUCK DEER

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

 

MENDON DRIVER IN CHARITON COUNTY WRECK

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

 

CLARENCE TEENAGER IN SHELBY COUNTY WRECK

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

 

BROOKFIELD POLICE BRIEFING FOR JULY 13TH, 2018

 

Brookfield PD report a number of incidents in this report …

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/13/2018

 

THREE PEOPLE KILLED IN HEAD ON COLLISION IN AUDRAIN COUNTY

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

 

CARROLL COUNTY ACCIDENT RESULTS IN MODERATE INJURIES

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

 

FIVE PEOPLE TREATED AFTER MACON COUNTY WRECK AT INTERSECTION

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

 

CLARENCE DRIVER RECEIVED MINOR INURIES IN SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT

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

 

MARION COUNTY COLLISION RESULTS IN INJURIES

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

 

ATLANTA MO DRIVER ARRESTED IN MACON COUNTY

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





LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/12/18

 

PUTNAM COUNTY HOSPITAL AUDIT RELEASED

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

A copy of the progress report is available online here.

 

 

PRINCETON DRIVER INJURED IN WRECK

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

 

QUINCY MAN STRUCK WHILE WORKING IN CARROLL COUNTY

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

 

MARION COUNTY TWO CAR PILE UP

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

 

DRUG ARRESTS IN SCHUYLER COUNTY

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

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

July 9th Calls




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/11/2018

 

MACON POLICE MAKE SEVERAL DRUG ARRESTS & MORE

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

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

 

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN MARION COUNTY

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

 

CARROLLTON WOMAN INJURED IN CRASH

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

 

SALINE COUNTY CRASH SENDS THREE TO THE HOSPITAL

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

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

 

NEW ALERT SYSTEM IN PLACE FOR GRUNDY COUNTY RESIDENTS

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

ZERO HERO NOMINATIONS UNDERWAY

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/10/2018

FIRE CONTINUES TO BE MAJOR CONCERN DUE TO DRY CONDITIONS

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

MACON TRUCKER INVOLVED IN WRECK IN ST> CHARLES COUNTY

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

 

WOMAN TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER TWO VEHICLE WRECK

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

CAR HITS PEDISTRIAN LAST WEEK IN MEXCIO

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

CHILLICOTHEE POLICE DEPARTMENT SUMMARIES

July 6th, 2018 Report

July 7th, 2018 Report

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

BROOKFIELD POLICE BRIEFING

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