LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

12/11/2018

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY ACCIDENT ALSO RESULTS IN ARRREST

A single vehicle accident in Randolph County at 2 pm Sunday resulted in an arrest as well. The highway patrol said 17 year old Gavin D. Jones of Moberly was eastbound on County Road 2580, one mile east of Higbee when the vehicle he was driving slid on the ice covered roadway. The vehicle ran off the right side of the road and overturned resulting in extensive damage. The driver however left the scene.  Jones and a passenger, 15 year old Jordyn E. Cooley of Cairo both sustained minor injuries and both were transported by private vehicle to Samaritan Memorial Hospital in Macon on Monday. At 2 o’clock Monday afternoon, Jones was arrested on for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, a felony and was transported to the Randolph County Jail in Huntsville.

 

PUTNAM COUNTY WRECK MONDAY MORNING

A single vehicle accident happened in Putnam County at 4:15 am Monday. The patrol said 60 year old Calvin D. McCree of Unionville was northbound on MO 149, 17 miles southeast of Unionville when the vehicle he was driving ran off the right side of the roadway, travelled through a fence and came to rest in a field. The driver was transported by Putnam County to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

 

MARION COUNTY PROSECUTOR FOUND DEAD

The Prosecuting Attorney for Marion County was found dead Saturday morning.  The Hannibal Police Department is reportedly investigating the death of Marion County Prosecutor David Clayton and that a family member found Clayton at his residence at 1:31 Saturday afternoon. The Marion County Corner Rich Jones would not comment further to Hannibal TV Station KHQA other than to say Clayton’s death is under investigation by the Hannibal Police Department and that the Hannibal Police Department is expected to release information to the media and public in the near future.

 

KIRKSVILLE SHOOTING – ARREST MADE

Your Source KTVO and KTVO.com reports Kirksville police have made an arrest in connection with a late-night shooting that injured a man. Officers were called to Kirksville Apartments at 2202 East Normal Avenue just before 11:55 p.m. Sunday for a report of possible shots fired. After an investigation, Jason Edwin Carroll, 29, of Kirksville, was later arrested. He is now charged with First-Degree Assault and Armed Criminal Action. Witnesses told police they heard loud yelling and gunshots come from the parking lot of the apartment complex. While police were at the scene, they were informed a man suffering from a gunshot wound had just walked into the emergency room at Northeast Regional Medical Center. It was reported at the time that the injuries were not life threatening. Investigators found spent 40 caliber and 9 millimeter casings in parking lot of the apartment complex. Carroll's girlfriend told officers she saw a couple of people get into a car and start to leave the parking lot. They pulled up next to the car Carroll was in, and she heard yelling back and forth. During that argument, the girlfriend heard three or four gunshots. She was not sure who had been shot. Both vehicles then left the area. Deputies from the Boone County Sheriff's Office later pulled Carroll over in the car that area law enforcement agencies has been told to be on the lookout for. Officers found a 40 caliber handgun inside the car. Carroll is being held in the Adair County Law Enforcement Center on $150,000 cash-only bond

FAYETTE DRIVER INVOLVED IN BOONE COUNTY INJURY WRECK

The highway patrol investigated a two vehicle collision in Boone County at 9:10 am Monday. According to the report, 53 year old Michelle L. Howell of Fayette was eastbound on US 40 and was stopped behind another vehicle that was waiting to make a left turn. Another eastbound auto drivng by 39 year old Tara Smith of Quincy, IL came upon another auto moving slow. Smith’s auto travelled off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected and struck the rear of the Howell auto. Neither driver was injured; however a passenger in the Smith auto, 16 year old Abreanna R. Hamner of Quincy did have minor injuries and was transported to a Columbia hospital for treatment

 

MISSOURI ROUTE 6 TO BE RESURFACED IN ADAIR & SULLIVAN C OUNTIES

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission recently awarded a contract to Chester Bross, of Palmyra for a resurfacing project on Missouri Route 6 in Adair and Sullivan Counties.   A total of approximately 14.5 miles of Route 6 from the Chariton River to Missouri Route 129 is scheduled to be resurfaced at a total of cost of just over 2.5 million dollars. Crews will first perform partial depth pavement repairs, and then the roadway surface will be replaced with new asphalt. The work is expected to begin as early as this coming spring and should be completed before next fall.

 

TIS THE SEASON OF GIVING …

Faculty and staff of North Central Missouri College recently held a food drive on campus for non-perishables to donate to the Community Food Pantry of Grundy County. Over 600 pounds of food were collected and taken to the pantry to help with restocking after Thanksgiving and holiday distribution.

Also donated to the Community Food Pantry of Grundy County, were items collected by NCMC student organizations FCA/RHA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes/Residence Hall Association) food drive that took place during the NCMC women and men’s basketball games. Along with numerous amounts of canned foods, the organizations were also able to donate proceeds collected. North Central Missouri College students enrolled in the Teacher Education program, and members of the Student Missouri State Teacher Association recently conducted their annual “Merry Mittens” project. Over 120 donations of hats, gloves, and scarves were collected for distribution to local children in need, through the Trenton Bright Futures organization.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

12/10/2018

MULTIPLE AGENCIES RESPOND TO INJURY ACCIDENT ON US 36 SATURDAY

The highway patrol reported 3 people were injured in a two vehicle collision in the westbound lanes of US 36, 2 miles southwest of Breckinridge at 5:18 pm Saturday. According to the report both autos were westbound when a car driven by 61 year old Mary B. Carr of Cameron struck another westbound auto driven by 45 year old Andy L. Strahm of St. Joseph, MO. The Strahm auto overturned as it crossed the median and came to rest on its wheels facing northeast in the eastbound lane of 36. The Carr auto also overturned in the westbound lane of us 36 and came to rest on its top facing south. Strahm sustained serious injuries and was transported by Caldwell County EMS to Cameron Regional Medical Center. The other driver and a passenger in her auto, 61 year old Mark L. Carr both received minor injuries and was transported by Caldwell County EMS to Cameron Regional Medical Center. In addition to several troopers on the scene, the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department, Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department, Chillicothe Police Department, Braymer Fire Department, Breckenridge Fire Department and Caldwell County EMS all provided on scène assistance.

 

MEXICO MAN RECEIVED MODERATE INJURIES IN BOONE COUNTY CRASH

The patrol reports 24 year old Robert J. Crowley of Mexico had moderate injuries in a two car crash on Route B, 3 tenths of a mile north of McGee Road in Boone County around during the noon hour Saturday. Crowley was stopped, preparing to turn left into a private drive and as he began executing that maneuver, another northbound auto driven by17 year old Chase W. Miller of Hallsville failed to stop and tried to pass the other auto on the left hand side causing the front of the Crowley auto to strike the side of the other vehicle Miller auto. Crowely was taken to University hospital by ambulance for treatment.

 

TWO HOUSE FIRES WITHIN MINUTES OF EACH OTHER IN KIRKSVILLE FRIDAY NIGHT

 Your Source KTVO and KTVO.com reports Firefighters were called to two house fires within minutes of each other Friday night. Around 9:05 PM, there was a report of heavy smoke coming from an upstairs bedroom in a home on 1204 S. Porter in Kirksville. Shortly after that, it was reported that flames were observed coming out of the attic. Then at 9:15, there was another 911 call of a fire at a home at 1002 W. LaHarpe. Preliminary reports indicate that the fire on Porter Street was considered out and under control around 9:30 p.m. Fire fighters requested the assistance of the Red Cross for two adults who were displaced from that fire. Mutual aid was requested to assist to control the two house fires. Crews were on the scene for at least the next hour putting out hot spots. No injuries were reported at either fire, and no cause has been identified.

COLUMBIA FIREFIGHTERS BATTLES FIRE SUNDAY NIGHT

Columbia Firefighters battled an apartment fire Sunday night between 8 and 9 o’clock. According to the report, multiple units were involved fighting the blaze at Columbia Crossing Apartments in the 1600 block of Towne Drive. Officials say crews were able to keep the blaze contained to one apartment. Authorities are investigating the cause of that blasé.


UTV ACCIDENT NEAR NEW LONDON

A New London man escaped with only minor injuries after the UTV he was operating on private propery on Cheyenne Drive, 3 miles north of New London around 2:30 Saturday morning made a right turn and overturned. The highway patrol said 47 year old Larry W. Shepherd was transported by private auto to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment.

MARION COUNTY ACCIDENT INVOLVING PALMYRA MAN

Around 1 AM Saturday morning a Palmyra man was eastbound on County Road 234 at Route C, 3 miles west of Palmyra when his vehicle travelled off the left side of the roadway on a curve qnd overturned. 29 year old Christopher D. Foss was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON WRECK IN MARION COUNTY WHEN DRIVER FALLS ASLEEEP

A 22 year old Monroe City driver fell asleep at the wheel Friday afternoon around 4:25pm. 22 year old Brian E. Caldwell was eastbound on Highway C, approximately 4.5 miles west of Palmyra. Upon waking the driver overcorrected and the auto slid off the roadway and overturned landing on its top. Caldwell sustained moderate injuries and was transported by private auto to Hannibal Regional Medical Center for treatment.

 

EDINA FOOTBALL PLAYERS ACCUSED OF INAPPROPRIATELY TOUCHING OTHERS IN COURT

The junior high football players from Edina, Missouri, accused of inappropriately touching younger football players prior to practice learned their punishment on Friday. Your Source KTVO and KTVO.com reported the three Knox County R-1 students, whose names aren't being released because they are underage, faced a charge of Harassment stemming from incidents that happened on school grounds in September. The suspects were in juvenile court in Edina Friday to find out their sentence. April Wilson, an attorney representing one of the young male victims, told KTVO Judge Russell Steele put the three suspects on probation for one year and gave each of them 50 hours of community service. They must also write apology letters to their victims and consult with a psychiatrist.  September's incidents reportedly happened in the school district's field house on more than one occasion after school while the boys waited for their coach to arrive for practice. Their coach resigned soon after the allegations came to light. Wilson told KTVO the victim and his family she represents are "extremely disappointed" with the sentence, and they are fearful the victims will have no protection from the three boys who violated them.




Local & Regional News Summary

12/7/2018

WEATHER RELATED ACCIDENTS NUMEROUS

Motor vehicle accidents were numerous yesterday (THURS) morning due to the fast moving weather system that dropped snow on area roadways. One of the more serious accidents injury wise involved a Clifton Hill and a Moberly resident. The patrol said59 year old Charles T. Gibson of Moberly was northbound on MO 3, ¾’s of a mile north of Mount Airy at 9:50 AM when his auto slid on the snow covered roadway and traveled into the path of a southbound auto driven by 18 year old Owen D. Thornburg of Clifton Hill. Gibson was seriously injured and transported to University Hospital in Columbia by Randolph County Ambulance.

 

MACON ATTORNEY HAS BEEN DISBARED BY MISSOURI SUPREME COURT ORDER

Macon attorney Richard L. Winkie was disbarred following a November 20th Missouri Supreme Court order regarding allegations he converted client funds, mishandled trust accounts and knowingly deceived clients. The high court also ordered Winkie to pay $2,000 to the advisory committee fund in addition to all costs in the matter. Allegations against Winkie, in solo practice in Macon since 2009, stem from his representation of two couples in a real estate transaction and another client in a breach of contract case, according to Winkie's brief and that of the chief disciplinary counsel filed with the high court. The clients filed complaints with the chief disciplinary counsel after irregularities turned up in Winkie's operation of client trust accounts. An audit of the two accounts found issues that included insufficient documentation for cash withdrawals, payments to Winkie's employee and wife from the trust account, trust account funds used for personal and office expenses and deposits into the trust account from Winkie’s wife and his tenant. Unearned fees and personal funds also were found in the operating account, and the operating account periodically was overdrawn."Winkie's misuse of his trust account resulted in an untold number of instances of commingling and misappropriation," the chief disciplinary counsel's brief said. A disciplinary hearing panel later determined Winkie to have committed 16 professional conduct code violations and recommended he be disbarred. In his brief, Winkie did not dispute the allegations but said he should be placed on probation or stayed suspension with probation. Winkie said he had little prior experience managing a trust account but has since made a good faith effort to make restitution to his clients with interest, adding he did not charge them all or the full measure of potential legal fees, and he has been cooperative during the proceedings, according to his brief. Winkie had no prior record of discipline in Missouri, according to his brief.

 

AMENDMENT 2 PROVISIONS NOW IN EFFECT

In November, voters approved Amendment 2 which makes of legal for Missourians to use marijuana for medicinal purposes. The law restricts prescriptions of marijuana to those with certain types of diseases such as post traumatic stress disorder, epilepsy, cancer and others. The Department of Health and Senior Services is still developing rules and regulations regarding the licensing of dispensaries and grow operations, as well as what patients will need to do in order to obtain the drug. The provision of Amendment 2 officially took effect yesterday and that makes Missouri the 32nd State in the United States to allow for medicinal purses the use of marijuana.





LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

12/06/2018

BETHEL MAN SENTENCED TO PRISON

 A Macon County man is headed to prison for 10 years for Attempted Enticement of a Minor. In a report from your Source, KTVO and KTVO.com, the Kirksville Police Department said Jimmy Cunningham, 38, of Bethel, Missouri, was sentenced Tuesday in Adair County Circuit Court. Cunningham was arrested in August 2017 after he traveled from Macon County to Kirksville to meet up with who he thought was a 13-year-old girl for a sexual relationship. The girl was actually an undercover detective with the Kirksville Regional Computer Crimes Unit .

BREAK INS IN MEXICO UNDER INVESTIGATION

On Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at about 3:59AM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to an alarm at a business in the 1300 block of W Monroe.  Officers found that someone had broken a window to the business in an attempt to break in.  The suspect(s) did not get into the business and were gone prior to MPSD arrival.  While on scene, officers learned that someone had entered a neighboring business through a broken window and stolen around $200 in cash.  Later in the day, it was reported that someone had broken into a nearby shed during the previous 48 hours and stolen a 1980 Kawasaki motorcycle. Also on Tuesday, Mexico Public Safety responded to the north central part of Mexico in reference to people going through vehicles and stealing items during the previous overnight hours.  Officers learned of about 10 vehicles being rummaged through.  Two of the vehicles had change stolen from them and another vehicle had a handgun stolen from it.  None of the vehicles were damaged. Anyone with information about any of these crimes is asked to contact CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 392-TIPS or (800) 392-8477.  People can also contact Mexico Public Safety directly at (573) 473-5800 or (573) 581-2100.

SCHEDULE CHANGES AT DANVILLE INTERCHANGE WITH INTERSTATE 70

Missouri Route 161/Route J in Montgomery County has been closed as construction continues on the Interstate 70 interchange near Danville, but opened up this last Saturday to traffic. The plan was then to close the South Outer Road next week to begin work there. However, due to colder temperatures and ground conditions, the work planned for the South Outer Road has been postponed. It has not been determined at this time when the closure will occur, but it will likely be in the spring. We will pass that information on once a date has been determined. At this time, work will continue on finishing up signing, lighting, guardrail and other final pieces of the project.  So please continue to use caution when traveling through the area and be aware of what is going on around you.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE DEPARTMENT

Summary of Calls for 12/4/18




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

12/05/2018

ICE BLAMED FOR RANDOLPH COUNTY SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK

A single vehicle wreck in Randolph County on US 63 south, approximately 3 miles north of Clark just before 3am Tuesday was blamed on an ice covered bridge. The patrol said 25 year old Claire R. Tarrants of Columbia was southbound when he vehicle slide on the ice covered bridge resulting in her auto crossing the median where it struck a guardrail. Tarrants received minor injuries but was to seek her own medical treatment.

 

ICY ROADS RESULT IN ACCIDENT

A patch of ice resulted in a wreck in Mercer County at 5:30 am Tuesday. The patrol said 52 year old Ross C. Elrick of Trenton was northbound on US 65, approximately 3 miles north of Spickard and hit a patch of ice. As the vehicle started to skid, the driver overcorrected causing the vehicle to travel off the west side of the highway, strike an embankment and overturn. The auto came to rest off the west side of US 65, facing south on its drivers side. Elrick had minor injuries and was transported to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton by Grundy County EMS. A passenger, 27 year old Andrew A. May was also transported to the hospital by EMS, but refused treatment.

 

ICE RESULTS IN KNOX COUNTY WRECK

A Kirksville man was transported to North east Regional Hospital in Kirksville for treatment of minor injuries after his pickup slid off the left side of ice covered MO Route 6, one mile west of Hurdland at 6:20 AM Tuesday. The patrol said 24 year old Bo E. Bell was behind the wheel when the accident occurred and that his truck was totaled when it went off the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned.

 

ANOTHER WEATHER RELATED WRECK

Grundy County authorities’ were summoned to a secondweather related wreck Tuesday around 8:30 AM. The patrol said 42 year old Brandy A. Knapp of Trenton was northbound on Highway Z and lost control on the snow covered roadway. Her auto travelled off the west side of the highway and struck an embankment and overturned, coming to rest on its top off the west side of the highway, facing north. Knapp had minor injuries and was transported by Grundy County EMS to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton for treatment.

 

TWO VEHICLES COLLIDE IN ADAIR COUNTY TUESDAY MORNING.

Two vehicles were involved in an Adair County wreck at 7:40 AM Tuesday on US 63, 1 mile north of Sublette. The patrol said 27 year old Vanessa J. Hurley of Kirksville was northbound and struck the rear of a garbage truck that was also northbound and attempting to make a left turn. The garbage truck was driven by 41 year old Robert L. Hall of Clarence. Hall was not injured; however Hurley did receive moderate injuries and was transported by Adair County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment.

 

HEAD ON COLLISION IN SULLIVAN COUNTY TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Two vehicles collided head-on in Sullivan County at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon. The patrol said the wreck happened on MO 129, five miles north of Green City when 58 year old Patricia M. Rouse of Green City was southbound. Her vehicle crossed the center line and struck a northbound vehicle driven by 46 year old Michael R. Christy head-on. Rouse was transported to Northeast Regional Medical Center by private auto where she was treated for moderate injuries. The other driver was not injured.

 

 

IMPROVEMENTS TO WATER INFRASTRUCTURE IN COOPER COUNTY

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director for Missouri Jeff Case announced Tuesday that the USDA is investing more money in Missouri,  this time over $8 million to five recipients across the state to help rebuild and improve rural water infrastructure. This time Cooper County Public Water Supply District # 1 is on the list. The District will use a $3,870,000 loan to make improvements to the District's water system. The funding will develop a well, construct a 200,000-gallon ground storage tank, make water main improvements that will connect both sides of the District, provide line improvements, and other system upgrades.  These improvements will provide a safe and sanitary water system for the District’s 825 users. Also, the City of Clarksville will receive a $52,000 loan and $309,000 grant to improve the City’s water system. Planned improvements include a new storage tank, a new Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, and distribution line improvements throughout the City. Clarksville is located in a truly rural area in northeast Missouri, with a population of 442.

 

MAN WANTED ON ACTIVE MACON COUNTY WARRANTS ARRESTED IN CHILLICOTHE

Monday at 10:44am, Officers with the Chillicothe Police Department responded to the 10 block of South Washington Street regarding a subject with active warrants. Officers arrested Shane Owen Glasgow for two active warrants out of Macon County, MO. Glasgow was later released to Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE REPORT

 

Chillicothe PD officers were busy with a variety of calls on Monday, December 3rd

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

12/04/2018

FATAL COLLISION IN DEKALB COUNTY MONDAY

A collision involving an 18 wheeler and a car proved deadly late Monday morning in Dekalb county. The patrol said the accident occurred on MO 31 at Route P, just west of the Clarksdale City limits during the 11 am hour. 51 year old Cherri A. Edwards of Troy, KS was westbound on Route P and an 18 wheeler driven by 62 year old Thomas L. Belcher of Carrollton was northbound on MO 31. Edwards pulled onto MO 31 without yielding and her car was hit by the 18 wheeler. Edwards was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:45 am. Her body was transported by the Dekalb County Coroner to Frontier Forensics of Kansas City, KS. Belcher was not injured.

CALLAWAY COUNTY WRECK ON I-70

An Overland Park, KS man was taken to University hospital by ambulance for treatment following a one vehicle at the 147 mile marker in the East bound lane of I-70 around 11:44 Monday morning. The patrol said 65 year old Henry H. Pittman was traveling in the left lane when another vehicle merged into the left lane cutting him off. Pitman avoided a collision by driving off the left side of the roadway onto the median, then over corrected. The car then returned to the roadway and off the right side of the road, struck and embankment and overturned coming to rest on its top. The drivers injuries were reported to be minor.

 

KAHOKA MAN SENTENCED FOR PRODUCTION OF CHILD PORN

The United States Attorney’s Office reported last Friday, 42 year old Russell Eugene Wolf, of Kahoka, Missouri, was sentenced on Federal Charges  to 198 months’ imprisonment for Producing Child Pornography. That figures out to 16 and a half years of federal prison time. The investigation showed that Wolf hid a camera in a bathroom to record an underage child while the child showered. The camera was disguised to look like a coat hook.  The case was investigated by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI, the Kirksville Police Department and the Ames (Iowa) Police Department

 

FIRE DISTROYS HOME MONDAY MORNING

Your Source KTVO and KTVO.com reports two residents of a Glenwood, Missouri, home have lost everything after a chimney fire completely destroyed their house in the middle of the night.  It happened early Monday morning at the Danny and Carol Fallin residence. Captain Laura Watson of Lancaster Fire and Rescue told KTVO when crews arrived on the scene at approximately 3:42 a.m., the Fallins were both out of the home, and their dog also made it out safely. Carol was taken to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. She has since been released. Watson says after one hour of attempting to put out the blaze, firefighters determined the structure could not be saved.  From that point, they monitored the blaze and let the structure finish burning.  The home is a total loss.  Firefighters were on scene for over four hours until the flames had subsided. Fire crews from Moulton, Iowa, also helped battle the blaze.

 

APPLICATIONS FOR LOW INCOME UTILITY ASSISTANCE NOW BEING ACCEPTED

Northeast Community Action Agency serving Randolph and Macon county as well as others in the area started accepting applications Monday for utility assistance as did Central Missouuri Community Action in Columbia. The funding is provided mainly through the Federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance program and then administered locally.  The demand for assistance always seems to outweight available resources and with a colder than normal November and the Snow storm over thanksgiving local agencies believe that will hold true this season too.

 


CHILLICOTHE POLICE DEPARTMENT WEEKEND SUMMARY


 


Friday, November 30th






LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

12/03/2018

TRAGIC ENDING TO LOCAL MISSING PERSONS REPORT

A man who Moberly Police had requested assistance locating in a missing persons report  and the subject of a Silver ENDANGERED advisory posted on Friday was discovered the next morning after being involved in a single motor vehicle crash. The Highway patrol investigated the crash and said a vehicle driven by 81 year old Donald R. McCreery of Moberly was discovered 2 miles west of Moberly at 8:15 AM Saturday morning where the vehicle had crossed the center of Route BB, travelled off the roadway, crossed a field and struck several tree’s. The body was transported to Moberly Regional Medical Center by Randolph County Ambulance where 81 year old Donald R. McCreery of Moberly was pronounced deceased by the Randolph County Coroner. Moberly Police had issued the report early Friday asking for help locating the Moberly man and the accident wasn’t discovered until Saturday morning. It’s believed the wreck occurred late Friday night.

TWO ARRESTED ON CHILD SEX CRIMES

Two men in Callaway County were arrested over the weekend for child sex crimes. The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office reports 36 year old Ryan White of Holts Summit was arrested Saturday on multiple counts of child molestation and statutory sodomy involving a child under the age of 14. He was also charged with four counts of enticement of a child. He was later released after posting the court ordered $100,000 bond. 39 year old Christopher Reltner of Fulton was arrested on charges of having g sex with a child under the age of 12. Authorities say the two arrests are not related case wise but both did involve extensive investigation work.

PAROLE ABSONDER ARRESTED AND FACING ADDITIONAL CHARGES

It didn’t take long for Callaway County authorities to locate and arrest a man who left a child behind at a traffic stop and fled the scene.  Friday night, a deputy with the Callaway County Sheriff’s Department stopped a vehicle near Williamsburg. In addition to the driver, a small child was located in the backseat. The driver reportedly gave the deputy a false name and while the deputy was checking the information and working to figure out the driver’s true identity, the man removed the child from the vehicle and drove off.  It was soon determined the man behind the wheel was David Jones and  was wanted by the Department of Corrections on an absconder warrant for violating the terms of his parole. The child left behind was identified and reunited with a family member. The vehicle Jones was driving had been located Saturday after a tip was provided about an abandon vehicle and then Saturday night, Jones was located and arrested at a residence near Fulton. Jones was being held without bond on the parole absconder warrant pending pickup by the Department of Corrections and now faces additional charges in Callaway County.

BROOKFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING

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MU & OKSTATE TO FACE OFF IN LIBERTY BOWL

The MU football team has been invited to a bowl game and will face former Big 12 rival Oklahoma State on Monday, Dec. 31 at 2:45 p.m. in the Liberty Bowl which will be played in Memphis, Tennessee. The last time MU faced the Cowboys was in the Cotton Bowl, back in 2014 where Mizzou prevailed and won 41-31. The tigers are on a four-game winning streak while Oklahoma State has lost three of their last four games. Missouri is 29 – 23 overall against the Cowboys and as usual, East Central Missouri’s Home for MU Football, 103.9 FM, KMCR will have the game live from Memphis.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

11/30/2018

 

 

WAVERLY MAN WITH SERIOUS INJURIES

A Waverly man received serious injuries in a two vehicle crash in Saline County just before 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon. According to the patrol report the accident happened on US 65, just south of 110th road as a southbound tractor trailer unit, driven by 37 year Daniel F. Smithheiser of Bowling Green, KY was slowing to make a left hand turn. Another southbound auto, driven by 42 year old Joseph R. Givens of Waverly overtook the semi and struck it from behind. Givens was transported to Fitzgibbon hospital in Marshall by Saline County EMS. Two state troopers were on the scene of the accident along with Saline County EMS and the Marshall Fire Department.

 

MINOR INJURIES FOR A MEXICO MAN AND A VANDALIA WOMQN IN TWO CAR CRASH

The highway patrol said the accident occurred on US 54 at Van Far High school just before 5pm Thursday when a car driven by 50 year old Holly J. Willoughby of Vandalia struck the rear of another auto which happened to be a Audrain County Sheriffs Department patrol vehicle driven by 43 year old Justin S. Landis of Mexico, a deputy with the Sheriff’s Department which was stopped in traffic waiting to make a left hand turn. Landis was transported by Van Far Ambulance to SSM Audrain Hospital in Mexico. Willoughby was also transported to SSM Audrain Hospital by private auto.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

11/29/2018

MODERATE INJURIES FOR CALLAO DRIVER

An 18 year old Callao man had moderate injuries after a wreck at 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. The patrol ssaid Tyreese D. Mills was southbound on MO 3, 2 miles north of Callao when he lost control on the ice covered roadway. His vehicle travelled off the right side of the road and struck the ground. Mills was transported by Ambulance to Samaritan Hospital in Macon for treatment.

 

COW IN ROADWAY RESULTS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY WRECK

Minor injuries were reported after a vehicle struck a cow in the roadway in Montgomery County at 5:47 Wednesday morning. The patrol said the accident occurred on Route P, 1 mile south of Route K when 26 yeqr old Candice L. Payne of Americus, MO was southbound and her vehicle struck a cow that had entered the highway. Payne was transported by Ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Washington.

 

CHRISTMAS IN MACON

Kids and Adults will enjoy an annual tradition scheduled for tonight in Macon. It’s the Annual Macon Christmas Parade in the downtown area. The event kicks off at 6pm. Following the Parade is the Macon Wish Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Macon County Courthouse. Then, another holiday event is scheduled for Saturday as the Macon Women of Today will hold their annual Arts and crafts show. event is held at the Macon High School Gym.

 

THIS TIME OF YEAR ALWAYS BRINGS AN INCREASED NUMBER OF FIRES

Last Friday at approximately 2:40PM the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 1600 block of Christopher Drive in reference to a fire in a bathroom.  Responding personnel found that there had been a small fire in the window sill of the bathroom, but it had been extinguished prior to MPSD arrival.  It was determined that the fire was caused by careless disposal of smoking material. Then, on Sunday, at approximately 12:11PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 1100 block of N Washington in reference to a vehicle burning near a shed.  Responding personnel found a 1996 Chevrolet SUV, with a fire in the passenger compartment.  The fire was contained and extinguished in that area with the front passenger area suffering significant fire damage, but the rest of the vehicle having only minimal damage.  It was determined that the vehicle owner had been soldering a door then left the vehicle after he thought it had cooled.  There were no injuries from either incident. Then on Monday, at approximately 12:54PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 400 block of Jeffries in reference to a house fire.  Responding personnel found fire coming from a back bedroom window of the home.  Personnel gained access, and fire was found in one bedroom and spreading to another.  The fire was contained and extinguished in that area with the back bedroom suffering severe fire damage and the rest of the house suffering some heat and smoke damage.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.  There were no injuries.

THANKSGIVING DAY INCIDENT RESULTED IN SEVERAL CHARGES FOR MEXICO WOMAN

On Thursday, November 22, 2018, at approximately 5:24PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 900 block of Garfield in reference to a disturbance involving a woman trying to run a man over with a car.  As officers were responding, it was reported that a gun was also being fired.  As officers arrived in the area, they heard a gunshot.  Officers located Avianna Dorsey, age 21 of Mexico, in the area and found her to be in possession of a gun.  As officers attempted to secure the gun and detain Dorsey, she attempted to run.  Officers were able to physically control Dorsey and she was taken into custody without injury.  She was processed at MPSD and was taken to the Audrain County Jail for the offenses of Assault 4th Degree, Unlawful Use of Weapon, and Resisting Arrest.  No one else involved in the disturbance reported any injuries.

 

NORTH CENTRAL MISSOURI COLLEGE TO HOST LEGISLATIVE FORUM

North Central Missouri College will host a Legislative Forum in Trenton in Cross Hall Lobby on Monday, December 17.  Legislators and officials will be in attendance representing area counties, regions, the state of Missouri, and federal representation. There will be a meet and greet from 10:00-10:30 a.m., followed by a semi-structured forum from 10:30-11:30 a.m. with each attendee having opportunity to present the key items on their respective agendas. Legislators and officials will also have an opportunity to take questions from the audience and respond to current issues facing our region. All members of the public are invited to attend.  For more information about the legislative forum, please visit www.ncmissouri.edu  or contact Kristi Harris, Chief of Staff, at 660-357-6203.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE CALL SUMMARY

November 27th ,  2018

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

11/28/2018

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LIVINGSTON COUNTY ACCIDENT RESULTS IN MINOR INJURIES

A 16 year old driver from Chula received minor injuries in a one vehicle crash in Livingston County. The patrol said Ash D. Chappell of Chula was northbound on Route V  at Route M, 3 miles south of Chula at 4:30 pm Tuesday when the vehicle travelled over an ice patch and the driver over-corrected. The auto then travelled off the road, struck an embankment and overturned coming to rest on its roof on the west shoulder of Route B.  Chappell was transported by private vehicle to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe for treatment.

 

CALLAWAY COUNTY WRECK NEARLY HEAD ON

The patrol said a nearly head on crash occurred on County Road 372, just west of County Road 371 in Callaway Co at 4:40 PM Tuesday. According to the report, 32 year old Cassie R. Evans of Holts Summit was eastbound when her auto crossed the center of the roadway and struck a westbound auto driven by 70 year old Patsy A. Fletcher of New Bloomfield nearly head on in a curve. Fletcher sustained minor injuries while a passenger in the Evans auto, 34 year old Summar J. Giorgione of Excello received moderate injuries. Giorgione taken to University hospital by Callaway County Ambulance. Fletcher was taken by Callaway County Ambulance to St Mary's for treatment.

 

FORMER CITY MARSHAL NOT GUILTY OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

Your Source KTVO and KTVO.com reports the former city marshal of Downing, Mo., has been found not guilty of sexual assault. According to his attorney, last week a Schuyler County jury found Brett Hayden not guilty of First-Degree Rape. The trial lasted three days. Hayden was charged with rape in April of 2018. Hayden resigned from his position as the city marshal in 2014.

 

MEXICO THEFTS UNDER INVESTIGATION

During the morning hours of 11/23/18, Mexico Public Safety responded to the northwest section of town in reference to several vehicles that had been broken into during the previous overnight hours.  MPSD learned that four vehicles had items stolen from them in that timeframe.  Items stolen included money, hand tools, and medication.  One of the victims reported their vehicle was also “keyed.”  There was no other damage reported from any of the incidents. That same day at approximately 11:54PM, MPSD responded to the area again in reference to a suspicious vehicle.  An alert citizen provided a good description of a vehicle and some people who had just been seen in the area.  Further investigation revealed that the occupants of the vehicle were likely involved in the burglary of a home.  No one was at the home when the burglary occurred. All reported incidents are still under investigation. Anyone with information about these or any other crimes are asked to contact CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 392-TIPS or (800) 392-8477 or the Mexico Public Safety Department at (573) 473-5800 or (573) 581-2100.

 

MOBERLY POLICE INVESTIGATING REPORTED SHOOTING INCIDENT

KMIZ TV says Moberly police confirmed they are investigating a shooting that happened Thanksgiving night. According to the report on the KMIZ website, police said they got called to the 900 block of North Ault Street around 9:43 p.m. for a shots-fired report.  When officers arrived, they found at least one shell casing on scene and several witnesses confirming a disturbance took place and one shot was fired.  Police said the investigation is ongoing, but due to lack of cooperation and several inconsistent statements, no arrests have been made. 

 

BROOKFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING

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LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

11/27/2018

 

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NINE FATALITIES OVER 2018 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports nine people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period--from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2018, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 25, 2018.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated the following:

2018 Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Statistics
Crashes ─ 587
Injuries ─ 108
Fatalities ─ 9
DWI ─ 86
Drug Arrests ─ 67

Of the nine traffic crash fatalities troopers investigated, one fatality occurred in our listening area. Clara I. Silva, 62, of New Franklin, MO, died when the vehicle she was driving ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a ditch, overturned, and struck a tree before coming to rest on its top. The crash occurred on U.S. Highway 40 east of Missouri Highway 5. Coroner Frank Flaspohler pronounced Silva dead at the scene. Silva was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

ACCIDENT ON ROUTE 6

A Kirksville woman had minor injuries after her car impacted another car that pulled into her path on Route 6, 2 miles east of Green Castle at 9:13 yesterday morning. 55 year old Veronica Cruz was transported by ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment. The other driver was 26 year old Tyler W. Anderson of Green top.

 

MINIMUM WAGE IN MISSOURI WILL GO UP JANUARY 1st

Changes in the Minimum Wage Rate in Missouri take effect on January 1st .When voters passed Prop B  earlier this month, not only did it increase the minimum wage to $8.60 per hour beginning Jan. 1st  , now Employers will also be required to pay tipped employees at least 50 percent of the minimum wage, plus any amount necessary to bring the employee’s total compensation to a minimum of $8.60 per hour. Proposition B also prohibits Missouri's minimum wage from falling below the federal minimum wage. The law does not apply to public employers or retail and service businesses whose annual gross sales are less than $500,000. The minimum wage will increase 85 cents per hour each year through 2023, reaching $12.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

11/26/2018

BLIZZARD 2018

Very treacherous travel conditions continued across the region overnight and still many roadways remain impassable due to heavy snow. Authorities are asking you to remain off the roadways if at all possible as crews work to open the highways. The dangerous travel conditions will continue well into this morning across the area. If you must travel, check the travelers information map which has all the current road conditions. That map is located at www.modot.gov

 

THANKSGIVING BLIZZARD 2018

A winter storm blanketed much of the central Midwest with snow on Sunday at the end of the Thanksgiving weekend, bringing blizzard-like conditions that grounded hundreds of flights and forced the closure of major highways on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Strong winds and snow created blizzard conditions across much of Nebraska and parts of Kansas, Iowa and Missouri. In Missouri, a  portion of Interstate 29 was shut down in Missouri, near the Iowa border.

 

POWER OUTAGES NUMEROUS

While popular social media sites were flooded with reports of closings, cancellations, current weather conditions and more during the Sunday storm, several postings involved power outages. Numerous areas had short lived outages, some that simply resulted in lights flickering and others total outages. Over a thousand Columbia Water and Light customers lost power Sunday evening during a snowstorm and around 11 p.m., the Columbia Water and Light Outage Map showed 1,424 customers without power, mostly on the west side of the city

 

BOONE COUNTY AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING SATURDAY NIGHT SHOOTING

What started for Boone County Sheriff’s Department as a call regarding shots being heard in the area quickly turned into a homicide investigation. Deputies were initially dispatched to the 5700 block of Limoges Drive at 11:17 pm Saturday night for a report of shots being heard and when they arrived on scene found 24 year old Ahmonta Harris of Columbia inside a residence with gunshot wounds. Authorities said Harris died at the scene. No additional information is being released at this time as authorities continue there investigation.         




SPECIAL UPDATE - 11/25/2019

Blizzard Conditions and Very Dangerous Travel Expected
Sunday...


.A very strong storm system will track across the region from
early Sunday morning through Sunday evening. Rain will quickly
change to snow with snow rates across northern Missouri and
northeastern Kansas exceeding one inch per hour at times Sunday.
The heaviest snow is expected to be north of I-70, where 5 to 9
inches of snow is expected, with localized heavier amounts
possible. Along and south of I-70 lower snow totals in the 1 to 5
inches are expected, with the lower amounts south of Route 50.
The powerful storm will also produce very strong winds with gusts
to around 45 mph at times. The combination of heavy snow and
strong winds will lead to white out conditions and very dangerous
travel on area roadways. As a result, travel across the region on
Sunday is highly discouraged.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

11/21/2018


TWO COLUMBIA MEN INJURED IN BOONE COUNTY CRASH

Two men were transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment after a single vehicle crash on Route O, just north of Terraphin Hills Road at 225 pm Monday afternoon . 29 year old Shane R. Jones of Columbia was behind the wheel when the auto travelled off the roadway and struck an entrance to a field. At that point, the vehicle became airborne and overturned, coming to rest upright. Both Jones and his passenger, 28 year old Dustin R. Berryhill of Columbia both received minor injuries and were transported b y Ambulance to University Hospital for treatment.

 

MEXICO DRIVER HURT AFTER JEEP HITS TREE

A one vehicle wreck in Audrain County on Missouri 22, just east of Audrain Road 233 occurred Monday at 1:17 pm.  44 year old Misty L. Brewer of Mexico was westbound when her vehicle crossed the centerline, went off the left side of the roadway, struck a tree and overturned. Brewer was transported to SSM Mexico by Audrain County EMS.

 

TWO YOUNG BOYS DIE IN HOUSE FIRE IN BARING TUESDAY

Your Source, KTVO and KTVO.com reports the deadly blaze at the home of Aaron and Rebecca Coon on Frazer Street was reported around 4:15 a.m. Tuesday. Local firefighters said the home was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. Baring Assistant Fire Chief Merlin Oberholtzer said the fatal fire started somewhere around the recently installed wood burning stove in the home's living room.

Fire Chief Richard Witherow told us it appears the pipes leading from the stove into the attic may be the culprit, but two investigators from the Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office are still looking into the cause. Later Tuesday afternoon, the two investigators from the Missouri State Fire Marshal's office ruled the fatal fire accidental. The Knox County Sheriff said they determined the deadly blaze started in the ceiling area above the home's wood burning stove. Fire investigators said Jacob Coon, 3, and Brayden Coon, 18 months, died in the fire and the two shared a bedroom. After the fire was out, one of their little bodies was discovered in the bedroom. The other was located in the living room where he was presumably trying to escape the burning home. Aaron, Rebecca and the couple's two other children made it out of the house, but all four were taken by ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment of smoke inhalation. Rebecca's grandmother, Mary Helen Jacobs, who also lived in the home, made it out safely. After state fire officials finished their investigation at the scene, a track hoe was brought in Tuesday afternoon to knock down what remained of the unstable structure. Friends and community members are collecting clothing and other donations for the Coon family.

 

MORE TROOPERS ON THE JOB OVER THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY PERIOD

If it seems more state troopers are out and about enforcing the states laws on the highways, chances are you’re right! Captain Michael A. Turner, commanding officer of Troop F, Jefferson City, says that Troop F is participating in enforcement operations throughout the Thanksgiving Day weekend. The objective of these operations is to promote safety and reduce traffic crashes. Throughout the holiday weekend, troopers within Troop F and throughout the state are participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness & Reduction Effort). In addition to Operation C.A.R.E., Troop F will also participate in special enforcement operations throughout the holiday period beginning on Wednesday, November 21, and ending on, Sunday, November 25. During these operations, State Troopers are targeting all traffic violations and will be especially vigilant to excessive speed, careless and imprudent driving, and aggressive driving violations. Troopers will also be available to help motorists in need of assistance. Last Thanksgiving, there were more than 400 crashes in which 116 people were hurt and 15 killed.

Troopers also arrested more than 100 people for driving while intoxicated.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

11/20/2018


MOBERLY BOIL WATER ADVISOR

Water in portions of Moberly was shut off so that eemergency repairs to a water main could be completed on Monday. The areas affected include all the 1900 block of South Morley, the  200 block of Terrill Lane and all of Leah Lane. Those areas are currently under a boil water advisory.

 

DAWN DRIVER IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY WRECK

A Dawn teen was behing the wheel when his pickup crashed Sunday afternoon. According to the report, Michael W. Koehl was westbound on Route C, 5 miles southwest of Chillicothe around 3:20 PM Sunday. Michael W. Kohl was westbound on Route C, 5 miles southwest of Chillicothe, MO when he failed to make a curve. The driver overcorrected and the vehicle went off the right side of the roadway and struck an embankment and came to rest.  The driver was transported to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe for treatment of minorinjuries.

 

FULTON DRIVER IN RALLS COUNTY WRECK

A one vehicle accident in Ralls County on Route H, 5 miles north of Center around 8:40 am Monday morning resulted in just minor injuries. According to the report, 23 year old Katherine A. Ellison of Fulton was northbound when she swerved to avoid a deer in the roadway. The driver overcorrected again and the auto went of the left side of the road and struck a ditch. The driver was transported by Marion County Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

11/16/2018

MAN KILLED WHEN STRUCK BY CAR SOUTH OF MOBERLY

A 39 year old Moberly man, John C. Redelfs was killed when he was struck by a southbound vehicle on US 63 in the southbound lane, two miles south of Moberly at 5:45 last night. The patrol said  34 year old Erin L. Steapleton of Moberly was southbound on US 63 and struck the pedestrian in the right driving lane. The investigation is continuing. Redelfs was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

SEVERAL ACCIDENTS IN THE AREA

A Clifton Hill man, 76 year old James Grisham was transported to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries after his vehicle went off the right side of MO 154, 1 mile east of Paris at 2:40 pm Wednesday. A Boonville driver, 34 year old Brandon Moore had minor injuries after he swerved t avoid a deer on US 24, 2 mile southeast of Huntsville at 1:45am Thursday. His vehicle went off the right site of the road and struck several trees. 72 year old William Hand of Excello had minor injuries when he lost control on a patch of ice on Route F, 6 miles north of Clifton Hill at 11am Thursday. His vehicle travelled off the road and overturned. Hand was taken to Samaritan Hospital in Macon by private auto. A. LaGrange man, 26 year old Treavor Bailey had minor injuries when he was southbound on county road 2270 south of Moberly at 4:30 PM yesterday and lost control on ice covered roads. His vehicle ran off the road and came to rest in a creek. He was transported to the VA Hospital in Columbia. A two vehicle crash on MO 6, one mile west of Novenger at 6:13 last night resulted in injuries for two people. 40 year old V annick Itombo of Kirksville was eastbound and overtaking vehicles on a hillcrest and his vehicle struck another eastbound vehicle driven by 38 year old Tracie Waley of Novenger in the side as he was merging back onto the lane of traffic. Two passengers in the Itombo auto had injuries and were taken to Northeast Regional Hospital.

 

PARIS WOMAN HITS UTILITY POLE IN MEXICO WEDNESDAY

Wednesday at approximately 5:55AM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to a location on East Love near Coal in Mexico in reference to a vehicle hitting a utility pole.  Responding personnel found that Darla McClain, age 47 of Paris was travelling eastbound on Love \when her vehicle left the roadway and struck the pole and street lamp.  McClain stated she fell asleep at the wheel. Hervehicle was towed from the scene and Ameren responded to assess and repair damage to the pole. McClain was not injured in the crash.

 

USDA PARTNERS WITH GRUNDY COUNTY NURSING HOME ON IMPROVEMENTS

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director for Missouri Jeff Case yesterday (THURSDAY) announced that USDA is investing over $1.2 million to improve rural health care in Grundy County. This Rural Development investment will be used to install a heating and cooling system and energy-efficient windows at the Grundy County Nursing Home. This new system will significantly reduce utility costs and will allow residents to control heating and cooling on an individual basis. The Grundy County Nursing Home provides nursing and assisted- living care to Grundy County's 10,261 residents and is investing in the improvements through a partnership with the Community Facilities direct loan program. USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. Information on programs available through USDA Rural Development is available by visiting www.rd.usda.gov/mo or by calling (573) 876-0976.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE DAILY SUMMARY

 

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LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

11/15/2018

DEADLY I-70 CRASH WEDNESDAY

Westbound Interstate 70 was closed the majority of the afternoon while authorities determined what caused the crash that killed 4 people and involved 6 vehicles including two tractor trailer units. The crash near the Route Z exit immediately shut down both lanes of the Interstate and traffic was backed up for hours before the highway was re-opened. A spokesman for the Boone County Fire Protection District said the crash was triggered by an earlier traffic backup that resulted from a vehicle fire. MoDOT said the accident occurred around noon. By 4:30 pm, all lanes had re-opened. The patrol was not releasing names or other details until next of kin have been notified.

 

MODERATE INJURIES FOR CARROLLTON MAN WHEN CAR OVERTURNS

A Tuesday morning accident in Carroll County resulted in a trip to the hospital for a Carrollton Man. The highway patrol report said 29 year old Levi S. O’Neal of Carrollton was northbound on Route UU, just south of County Road 220 at 7:50 am when his vehicle travelled off the right side of the road and overturned. O’Neal was transported to Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton for treatment.

 

HURDLAND MAN CHARGED AFTER SHOOTING IN KIRKSVILLE

KTVO and KTVO.com reports a Hurdland man was charged Wednesday afternoon in connection with a late-night shooting incident in Kirksville on Tuesday. According to online court records, Johnnie Adams, 51, of Hurdland, Missouri, is now charged with First-Degree Assault and Armed Criminal Action. Kirksville police originally said Adams is from Kirksville, but court records state he lives in Hurdland.

Adams is being held in the Adair County Law Enforcement Center on $150,000 cash-only bond. The charges stem from an incident that happened late Tuesday night near the intersection of Halliburton and Pierce streets. The Kirksville Police Department responded to a report of an argument with possible shots fired. When officers got to the scene, witnesses told them they had heard two gunshots. And Investigators were able to locate one spent shell casing. Witnesses identified the suspect and told officers the 51-year-old black man from Kirksville had fired a gun at the victim. That victim was not hit or otherwise injured. The suspect was arrested and taken to the Adair County Law Enforcement Center.

 

MISSING PERSON FOUND DEAD AT MARK TWAIN LAKE-FOUL PLAY NOT SUSPECTED

A St. Louis woman whose vehicle was discovered at Mark Twain Lake on Monday and who was the subject of a news release from Troop B of the Highway Patrol requesting assistance from the public in locating the individual has been found. A State Park Ranger noticed the unattended vehicle Monday at a boat ramp parking area in Mark Twain Lake State Park on highway 107. When the vehicle was still there Tuesday, it was determined the woman was missing and a missing persons report was filed. Authorities searched the area around the boat ramp with no success. Yesterday (Wednesday) morning, a pilot flying a private plane in the area spotted a body floating in Mark Twain Lake, south of the boat dock area where her vehicle was located. As it turned out, that body was that of the St. Louis woman. Authorities said foul play is not suspected




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

11/14/2018



NEARLY 100,000 DEER HARVESTED OPENING WEEKEND


Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 99,567 deer during the opening weekend of the November portion of the fall firearms deer season Nov. 10 and 11. Of the 99,567 deer harvested, 55,887 were antlered bucks, 9,573 were button bucks, and 34,107 were does. Top harvest counties for opening weekend were Franklin with 2,057 deer checked, Callaway with 1,971, and Benton with 1,875. Last year, hunters checked 94,886 deer during the opening weekend of the 2017 November portion of firearms deer season. The November portion of fall firearms deer seasons continues through Nov. 20. Archery deer season opens again Nov. 21 through Jan. 15, 2019. The late youth portion runs Nov. 23-25. The antlerless portion runs Nov. 30 through Dec. 2. The alternative methods portion runs Dec. 22 through Jan. 1, 2019.

 

BUILDING FIRE IN MEXICO

Monday morning at approximately 7:30AM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 2000 block of W Boulevard in Mexico in reference to a fire in an industrial building.  Responding personnel found that there had been an uncontrolled fire in and around one of the building’s furnaces.  Staff had almost completely extinguished the fire using building fire extinguishers, and had moved employees to an area of safety prior to MPSD arrival.  Mexico Public Safety located a few small fires still burning in the furnace and adjoining ductwork.  Those were extinguished with no further damage being done to the building.

 

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS

Over the past month, the Chillicothe Police Department has worked multiple investigations of theft of motor vehicles, burglaries, and stealing reports.  Of the five vehicles that were stolen, four have been recovered, one trailer has been recovered, and another vehicle recovered in Chillicothe stolen from another jurisdiction. Officers received several tips on this investigation and through partnership with the community and the hard work and diligence of the officers, we have come closer to an end to this investigation.  We have also worked with multiple jurisdictions, being Trenton PD, Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office as the individuals also were involved in criminal activity in some of those jurisdictions. As a result of this investigation, three individuals have been charged in the Livingston County Court System.  A 25 year old male of Odessa, Missouri was charged with theft of a motor vehicle with a bond of $20,000.00, a 22 year old female of Carrollton, Missouri was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, burglary, and stealing with a bond of $20,000.00, and a 25 year old female of Kansas City, Missouri was charged with theft of a motor vehicle.  Authorities are still working with the prosecutor and are in the process of getting the stolen property back to the rightful owners. In addition, authorities are still applying for more charges on these individuals, along with another person of interest.

 

TASK FORCE RESCUES STARVING HORSES IN HARRISON COUNTY

16 Starving Horses were rescued from neglect in Harrison County last Thursday. In addition, four recently deceased and seven other dead horses were also found on the property and one downed horse was humanely put to death on Thursday. The 16 severely malnourished horses were removed from a 16-acre property in northwestern Harrison County  and range in age from foals to 12 years old. After being contacted by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, a Humane Society of Missouri animal cruelty investigator visited the property early last week and the owner admitted she could no longer properly care for so many horses. She agreed to voluntarily surrender the 16 horses in the worst condition to the Humane Society of Missouri and also agreed to secure adequate food and proper veterinary care for three additional horses remaining on the property within a specific time period. The rescued horses were transported to the Humane Society of Missouri’s Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union, Mo., for what will be a lengthy rehabilitation before they can be made available for adoption. Donations to help with the care of these horses may be made online at www.longmeadowrescueranch.org or by calling 314-951-1542. 

 

IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

Brookfield will officially kick off the Christmas Holiday celebrating this Saturday, November 17th with the 9th Annual Holiday Mart from 9 am to 2pm. Admission is free and you can purchase gifts from a variety of merchants and vendors at the Trinity United Methodist Fellowship Hall at 300 South Main in Brookfield. At 5:30 pm Saturday is the official Holiday lighting celebration and the arrival of Santa Claus at the East Twin Park. And from 6 to 8pm Saturday, you can visit with Santa, enjoy hot dogs, mini train rides, horse drawn wagon rides, a live Naittivity and enjoy Christmas Goodies all free to the public. That’s just a sampling of the holiday fun scheduled for this weekend in Brookfield. And don’t forget, Shop Brookfield First!





NEWS SUMMARY

11/09/2019

 

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PERRY WOMAN DIES AFTER CAR OVERTURNS IN AUDRAIN COUNTY

The patrol said the accident occurred at 4:50 Sunday afternoon on US 54 – five miles west of County Road 71 in Audrain County. 41 year old Bonnie Haying of Perry was westbound and lost control of her vehicle. The auto travelled off the right side of the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned. Heying and a passenger, 21 year old Lucas S. Kerr of Perry were both transported by ambulance to SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Audrain. Kerr received moderate injuries. Heying succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital at 5:50 pm, one hour after the accident occurred.

 

TWO VEHICLE PILE UP IN ADAIR COUNTY MONDAY AFTERNOON

A two vehicle head on collision on US 63, 1.3 miles north of Kirksville at 12:20 pm Monday afternoon sent several people to the hospital. The wreck occurred when 58 year old Michael Steeples of Memphis slid into the path and collided head on with a northbound truck driven by 57 year old Robert Whitson of St. Louis. Whitson received serious injuries while Steeples had moderate injuries. A passenger and friend in the Steeples pickup, 60 year old Edwin Hogarth of Queen City had moderate injuries. Additional passengers in the Whitson auto also had moderate injuries and were taken to North east Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

 

MOBERLY MAN RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES MONDAY

The patrol reports a 19 year old Moberly man was taken to Moberly Regional Medical Center following a single vehicle accident Monday morning around 9:55 am on US 24, a half a mile east of Moberly. 19 year old Hikaru Johnson was eastbound when his car slid off the right side of the roadway, struck a sign and overturned. Johnson’s injuries were listed as minor.

 

NAME RELEASED OF DEER HUNTER KILLED SUNDAY AFTER BEING SHOT

Authorities have now released the name and additional details on a deadly shooting Sunday in Macon County. The Macon County Sheriff’s office said they were dispatched to a hunting cabin located in the area of Route J and Highway 3, west of Atlanta where a man was suffering from a gunshot wound. That man was identified as 70 year old Charles T. Bark of Marengo, Il. Investigators determined that as the group of hunters were preparing for their morning hunt, another hunters gun accidently discharged and the bullet struck Bark was pronounced dead on the scene by the Macon County Coroner.                               




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

11/12/2018



DEER HUNTING ACCIDENT LEAVES ONE MAN DEAD

A deer hunter is dead after an accidental shooting just west of Atlanta over the weekend. KTVO and KTVO .com is reporting the shooting happened Sunday. Authorities say the incident happened at the intersection of Highway 3 and Highway J. Macon County Sheriff Kevin Shoemaker confirmed that this accidental shooting was hunting related, and resulted in a fatality. Because the investigation is ongoing, the name of the victim and the details surrounding the shooting has not been released. On Saturday, opening day of the firearms deer season Lewis County authorities were called to a location on State Highway Y, in rural Lewistown at 4:20 AM after an Arnold, MO man was accidently shot by a fellow hunter and friend, also of Arnold as they were preparing for the morning hunt. The Lewis County Sheriffs office was assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Lewis County Ambulance Service.


ICY ROADWAYS TO BLAME FOR FATAL WRECK IN MARION COUNTY FRIDAY AFTERNOON

The highway patrol said an ice covered roadway played a role in a fatal wreck in Marion County at the intersection of US   61 at Business US 61 just south of Palmyra shortly after 3 o’clock Friday afternoon. The major crash investigation unit said 42 year old Larry D./d. Parkes of Philadelphia was southbound on US  61 and lost control on the icy roadway and struck a guardrail. The vehicle overturned coming to rest against a tree. Parkes was pronounced dead on the scene. His body was taken to Lewis Brothers Funeral Home in Palmyra. A passenger, 35 year old Kelli M. Walker of Philadelphia, MO had serous injuries and was taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital by Marion County EMS.


SEVERAL ACCIDENTS REPORTED LAST FRIDAY

A Monroe County wreck on MO 15, seven miles south of Paris around 10:30 Friday night resulted in moderate injuries for both drivers. An eastbound auto on Route M driven by a man from Little Rock, Ark failed to yield and struck a northbound vehicle driven by 54 year old Bradley Shatzer of Paris. Shatzer and the other driver were both transported by Monroe County EMS to St. Mary’s Hospital in Mexico for treatment.  Around 2:4- Friday morning, 51 year old Michael Rosenbaum of Shelbina was westbound on US 36, 2 miles west of Shelbina when he lost control. His vehicle went off the right side of the roadway and struck a ditch. He was transported by Ambulance to Samaritan Memorial Hospital in Macon for treatment.  A Springfield, MO driver received serious injuries around 11:40 Saturday morning. 25 year old Tosha Reed was northbound on Route H, 1 mile north of the Salt River, 6 miles north of Center when her vehicle struck a deer and ran off the east side of the roadway, overturned and struck a utility pole. Reed received serious injuries and was transported by Ralls County Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital, and then flown to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment. Columbia authorities say no one was hurt but one car did end up on its side in the middle of the westbound lanes of Interstate 70, near Providence Road Saturday afternoon. That accident happened around 3:30 PM.


FULTON MAN FACING SEVERAL CHARGES

KMIZ.com reports a Fulton man has been charged with attempted burglary and assault after Callaway County deputies said he tried to break into a home in the 7000 block of County Road 411 on Friday night. Deputies responded to a call about a burglary in progress and identified 45  year old Scott Skaggs, as a suspect. They found him a short time later walking near the victim's residence. They arrested him but law enforcement said he attacked a deputy when he was taken to a local hospital. Skaggs is being held in the Callaway County Jail on a $6,000 bond. He is also charged with violating an order of protection. The Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted in the investigation


 




NEWS SUMMARY

11/09/2019

 

FIRST TRACKING SNOW FALL AND TEMPS IN THE TEENS EXPECTED TONIGHT

Slow down for the Friday morning commute as slick roads are possible. Snow has continued to taper off and exit the area overnight hours and because of dropping temperatures and wet roadways we have the potential for slick roads. Conditions will improve as roads become dry by late morning Friday. Then,     colder air. Very cold temperatures are expected Saturday with wind chill values are forecast to be widespread in the single digits to teens above zero.

 

HANNIBAL  TRUCKER INJURED IN MACON COUNTY WRECK EARLY THURSDAY

The highway patrol reports a Hannibal man was injuried on Highway 156, a half a mile east of LaPlata shortly after 3 AM Thursday morning in Macon County. According to the report 60 year old Roy W. Couch of Hannibal was eastbound when his freightliner ran off the right side of the roadway. The driver over corrected, and the tractor ran off the left side of the roadway and overturned coming to rest on the passenger side partially in the roadway. Couch received moderate injuries and was transported by Macon County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.  Several agencies provided assistance at the scene including th eLaPlata Fire Department, the LAPlata Fire Department, Macon County Rescue Squad and the Macon County Ambulance.

 

CALLAWAY COUNTY ACCIDENT WHEN DRIVER FALLS ASLEEP

A one vehicle wreck occurred in Callaway County at 9:06 Thursday morning when the driver fell aslpeep. That accident happened at the 137 mile marker of I-70 eastbound. 60 year old Danny A. Dole of Fulton received moderate injuries when his vehicle travelled off the left side of the roadway and struck median cables and a sign before coming to rest. Dole was transported by Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

KIRKSVILLE POLICE INVESTIGATE GUNSHOT-BULLET TRAVELED THRU APARTMENT

KTVO and KTVO.com reports Kirksville Police are investigating after a gunshot accidentally went through an apartment complex around 8 pm Thursday night. Kirksville Police said a  A man living in the apartments in the 400 block of Franklin Street called 911 to report that he heard and saw a gunshot go through his apartment. It happened around 8 p.m. Thursday. When police arrived on the scene, the man who shot the gun told them it was an accident and that the gun went off when he was cleaning it. No one was hurt. It took officers about 15 minutes to find the bullet. It had traveled through the building and landed outside. Police have not charged the gun owner.

 

FIREARMS DEER SEASON OFFICIALLY KICKS OFF SATURDAY

The fire arms portion of Deer season in Missouri starts Saturday and runs through November 20th. Details on limits allowed methods, required permits, regulations and more can be found on-line at http://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov .  




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

11/8/2018


COLLISION INVOLVING DEER RESULTS IN MINOR INJURIES

The Highway Patrol reports another car/deer collision resulted in minor injuries for an area driver. According to the report, 46 year old Donnie A. Swartz of Baring was southbound on highway 11 in Adair County about 8 miles east of Kirksville when the accident occurred. Swartz was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment.  That accident happened around 1:30 Wednesday morning. The Kirksville Fire Department provided assistance at the crash site.

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT CONDUCTS SEARCH IN CALLAWAY COUNTY WEDNESDAY

Callaway County was the scene of a search Wednesday for two individuals regarding a stolen vehicle. Apparently is all started when a State Trooper spotted a stolen vehicle on I-70 Wednesday morning.  That was just west of Kingdom City. As the trooper pursued the vehicle, the driver drove off on the highway deliberately, crossed a ditch and traveled on to a county road. Authorities believe a while male and white female were in the vehicle which was later found abandoned just southwest of Kingdom City. The patrol and members of the Callaway County Sheriff’s Department were searching with area with assistance from the Patrol’s Aircraft Division and also assisting was the Callaway County K-9 team.  One person was later located and its believed the second suspect was  able to elude law enforcement. Authorities cautioned area residents to be alert and keep doors and vehicles locked. The patrol is continuing their investigation.

 

SNOW AND COLD CONDITIONS – FIRST TASTE OF WINTER FOR THE AREA

Our friends at KTVO and KTVO.com have provided us with our first reminder that even though the winter season does not officially start until December 21st many are expected to see the first round of accumulating snowfall Thursday evening into Friday morning. Coincidentally, Iowa's "Winter Weather Awareness Day" is Thursday. Missouri's "Winter Weather Awareness Day" is Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Current forecasts call for roughly 1” to 2” of snow across the entire area. Conditions may be a bit difficult on Friday, with the potential of snow squalls developing across southeast Iowa. Snow squalls are short-lived, intense bursts of moderate to heavy snowfall accompanied by gusty surface winds. Accumulations are often light, but can pile up quickly in some of the more intense storms. They often create white-out conditions. The National Weather Service has a new tool to help warn against those dangerous snow squalls. They’ll issue a snow squall warning for up to 60 minutes at a time for areas experiencing near zero visibility and rapidly deteriorating roadways. Once the skies clear up Friday night, the next problems will come in the form of cold weather. Clear skies plus any existing snowfall on the ground will allow for temperatures to plummet into the teens. With blustery winds, wind chills will likely fall into the single digits. It’s important that folks put their winter action plans into place now everyone needs to review what the different winter weather watches and warnings mean, and to have an emergency kit in your vehicle with food, blankets, flash lights, and a shovel.

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

11/06/2018

TODAY IS ELECTION DAY

Polls opened at 6am across the area and will remain open until 7 o'clock tonight. Make sure you get out and VOTE!!!

TWO VEHICLES COLLIDE HEAD ON IN DAVIESS COUNTY WHEN DRIVER FALLS ASLEEP

A Coffey, MO driver was life flighted with serious injuries after an accident on MO 13, 5 miles south of Gallatin at 5:10 am Monday. The patrol said 51 year old Steven K. Siegel  of Gallatin was northbound and fell asleep at the wheel. His vehicle crossed the center line and crashed head on into a southbound auto driven by 35 year old Brandon Bush of Coffey, MO. Bush has serious injuries and was transported by Life Flight Eagle to St. Lukes on the plaza. A passenger in the Bush auto, 41 year old Jason Thomson of Hamilton received mino injuries but refused treatment  at the scene.

 

TWO VEHICLES COLLIDE IN ADAIR COUNTY INTERSECTION

A 16 year old from Brashear was to blame for a two vehicle collision in Adair County around 4:10 Monday afternoon. The patrol said 16 year old Garrett B. Housman of Brashear was westbound and entered a controlled intersection on Clemson Way, a half a mile northeast of Brashear and struck a north bound auto driven by 75 year old Larry N. Caldwell of Hurdland. Housman was not injured, however Caldwell did receive minor injuries and was transported by Adair County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment. The Adair County Sheriff’s Department, Adair County Ambulance and the Kirksville Fire Department

 

EARLY MORNING ACCIDENT IN MACON COUNTY MONDAY

The Macon County Sheriff’s Department and Macon County Ambulance assisted the highway patrol at the scene of a one vehicle crash at on US 36, 1 mile east of Anabel at 2 am Monday. According to the report, 21 year old Kenneth J. Hudelson of Taylor, MO was westbound when his auto ran off the right side of the roadway and struck an embankment. Hudelson was transported to Samariton Memorial Hospital in Macon by Macon County Ambulance.

 

BROOKFIELD BRIEFING 

11-04-2018

 

Summary of recent activity by Brookfield Police posted on their Social Media page …

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

11/05/2018

DEADLY ACCIDENT IN RANDOLPH COUNTY

Two people are dead and another moderately injured after a collision on US Highway 24, south of Huntsville and just west of the Huntsville overpass. The accident occurred shortly after 8 o’clock last (SUN) night when 31 year old Kayla R. Cox of Salisbury was eastbound on 24 and crossed the center line and struck a westbound auto by 67 year old David L. Dunn of Huntsville. Dunn had moderate injuries and was transported by Randolph County Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. The driver of the other car, Kayla Cox of Salisbury and a passenger identified as a friend of the driver, 47 year old John B. Birmingham of Bucklin both killed and pronounced deceased at the scene by the Randolph County Coroner. The patrol crash team investigated the accident and was assisted by The Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, Moberly Police Department, Huntsville Police Department, the Huntsville Fire Department and the Randolph County Ambulance. The bodies of the two who were killed were transported to Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury.

 

FATAL WRECK IN SULLIVAN COUNTY SUNDAY

A Milan woman is dead after she lost control of her vehicle and it ran off the roadway, struck a fence and overturned into a field. That wreck occurred at 3:05 pm Sunday afternoon on MO Route 6 at Apollo Road in Sullivan County . 48 year old Achai Aroub  was pronounced deceased at Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton and her body was later transported to Slater Funeral Home in Trenton. Both the Grundy County and Sullivan County Sheriff’s departments provided assistance.

 

BUCKLIN DRIVER BEHIND WHEEL IN CAR/DEER COLLISION IN LEWIS COUNTY

The patrol said a Bucklin man, 29 year old Christopher Jenkins was behind the wheel when the vehicle he was driving collided with a deer at 9:10 Sunday evening on MO 6, 2 miles east of Labelle. A passenger and friend of the driver, 22 year old Courtney L. Steinman received minor injuries and was transported by the Lewis County Ambulance to Blessing Hospital in Quincy for treatment. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Department and the Lewistown Fire Department assisted.

 

WRECK SOUTH OF KIRKSVILLE SUNDAY

A Unionville driver totaled a vehicle on US 63, 3 miles south of Kirksville early Sunday morning. The patrol said 19 year old Waylon P. Cook was southbound during the 3am hour when the vehicle went off the right side of the road, traveled down an embankment and overturned. Cook was not injured; however 17 year old Jerry L. Gibson of Unionville, a passenger received minor injuries and was transported to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. The ambulance district and a 2nd trooper provided assistance at the scene

   

BROOKFIELD COMPANY FEATURED IN TV NEWS STORY

Stanbury Uniforms was recently featured in a television news story about the expansion of the employee owned company by opening a third production facility in Warsaw, joining another one in Milan in addition to the main Brookfield plant.. As we told you sometime back, Stanbury is opening an additional manufacturing facility to keep up with the demand. Jim Elliott, president and Chief Financial Officer of Stanbury said in the TV news story that the Stanbury growth has been tremendous and employees are the biggest part of that. Stanbury started business in 1917 in Kansas City and is celebrating its 101st year of operation. 60 of those years have been in Brookfield. Jim Elliott is a familiar voice on the radio who along with his brother Jeff provide the commentary and play by play of the Brookfield Bulldog Football team throughout the fall football season. For Jim, it’s a labor of love and something they’ve been doing for well over 20 years and at KZBK we’re grateful to have ‘em.




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11/02/18

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SPEAKS IN COLUMBIA AT RALLY

United States President Donald Trump was in Columbia last night, part of a 8 state tour  that features 11 stops across the country and Columbia was his 2nd stop on the tour. He was in town hoping to encourage Republican voters to the polls next Tuesday and to support the challenger to McCaskills seat in Congress, Republican Josh Hawley. The race for the Senate seat is one of the tightest and most watched in the nation. The President said voters must decide whether they want a booming America or want to allow the Democratic leadership in Congress and Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill to wipe it all away. While the President mentioned several topics, he said a vote for Clair is a vote for higher taxes, more crime and illegal immigration.  He said America is thriving under Republican leadership because the GOP is putting America first. At one point Josh Hawley took the stage and said “On November 6th, because of the leadership of President Trump, we’re going to call Claire McCaskill “fired.” Supporters arrived early for the event at Columbia Regional Airport.  Signs saying “Make America Strong Again” and “Finish the Wall” were plentiful. Following the rally, thousands of people found themselves snarled in traffic trying to get home. Earlier in the day, dozens of Protestors were protesting just outside the Boone County Courthouse and said the demonstration was a” Rally for Sanity” and called President Trumps visit to Columbia a distraction.

 

DRUG ARRESTS THURSDAY IN PUTNAM COUNTY

The North Missouri Drug Task Force and Putnam County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Unionville Police Department made three drug related arrests Thursday. 55  year old Michael A. Cleaver and 37 year old Alva L. Kline, Jr, both of Unionville were arrested as part of an investigation from the Drug Task Force. Cleaver faces two countys of Distribution of a Controlled Substance in a Protected location which is a class A felony with bond set at $50,000 cash only. Kline’s bond was set at $20,000 cash onoy for Delivery of a Controlled Substance Except 35 grams or less of Marijuana or Synthetic Cannabinoid, a Class C felony. Other arrests and additional charges may still be pending. While Kline was taken into custody,  an additional arrest was made as 32 year old Tony J. Maletta of Unionville was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was later released with a Citation to appear in court.

 

SHELBYVILLE MAN AND CALLAO MAN INVOLVED IN EARLY MORNING CRASH

A Shelbyville man was transported to the hospital after his car drove into the rear of a tractor trailer early Thursday morning around 4:10 am. The patrol said 27 year old Phillip Bradshaw of Shelbyville was westbound on US 36, just west of Anabel and ran into the rear of the 18 wheeler he was overtaking. The tractor trailer unit was driven by 67 year old Martin Griffiths of Callao.  The patrol report said Bradshaw had moderate injuries and was taken to a Columbia hospital by private auto. An additional trooper, the Macon Rural Fire Department and MoDOT personnel provided on scene assistance.

 

QUEEN CITY MAN FOUND GUILTY IN SHELBY COUNTY IN DEATHS OF THREE PEOPLE in 2016 CRASH

Shelby County court officials told KTVO that 31 year old Bradley Turner, of Queen City, was found guilty Thursday afternoon on four of the charges he was facing. The trial started Monday on a change of venue from Schuyler County and Turner was convicted of one count of First-Degree Involuntary Manslaughter and two counts of Second-Degree Assault (Operate Vehicle While Intoxicated Resulting In Injury). All three of those are felonies. He was also found guilty of one misdemeanor count of Operating a Motor Vehicle in a Careless and Imprudent Manner, Involving an Accident. Turner is set to be sentenced at 9 a.m. on January 11, 2019, in Shelby County Circuit Court in Shelbyville. The Missouri State Highway Patrol report the day of the accident indicated the pickup driven by Turner skidded off Route D near Downing, and overturned several times, ejecting all but Turner and one passenger. Because of Turner's alleged blood alcohol level, the Manslaughter charge was upgraded to a class B felony, which carries a penalty of up to 15 years in prison.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/31/2018

 

FATAL ACCIDENT IN AUDRAIN COUNTY TUESDAY

The Major Crash Investigative Unit of the Highway Patrol was called to investigate an accident in Audrain County that claimed the life of an out of state woman. According to the report, the wreck occurred on MO 19 at Route J at 5 pm Tuesday. 44 year old Jocelyn Narvasa of Homart, IN was westbound and entered the intersection and was struck by an 18 wheeler driven by 22 year old Daniel Brace of Norman OK. Narvasa was pronounced dead at the scene. Both the car and the 18 wheeler were totaled.

 

MOBERLY MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER BEING EJECTED FROM VEHICLE

A single vehicle wreck 2 and a half miles east of Renick resulted in serious injuries for a local driver. The patrol said 43 year old Jonathan Tindle was westbound on County Road 2760 around 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon when his vehicle went off the left side of the roadway. The patrol said his vehicle overturned and Tindle was ejected. He was transported by Randolph County Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

SCHUYLER COUNTY ACCIDENT

An accident in Schuyler County left a Livonia driver with moderate injuries. The patrol said the accident happened Monday morning around 5:10 am on Highway J, 3 miles east of Greentop. 22 year old Colin M. Williams was eastbound when his vehicle went off the left side of the road, crossed over another roadway, impacted the ground and overturned. Williams was transported by Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment.

 

TROOP H TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG SEIZURE

Shortly before 5am, last Thursday, October 25, 2018, a state trooper initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle and trailer on Interstate 29 northbound near the 53-mile marker in Andrew County. After contacting the driver, circumstances led the trooper to request for consent to search, which was denied. The state trooper requested a Buchanan County deputy and his K-9 respond to the scene. Buchanan County's K-9 alerted on the vehicle and a probable cause search revealed 514 pounds of marijuana The driver, Ricky Allan Martin, 61, of Sunset Hills, Missouri, was arrested for trafficking drugs — 1st degree (over statutory amount) and possession of controlled substance. Martin was transported to the Andrew County Sheriff's Department in Savannah, Missouri.

HALLOWEEN IS A DANGEROUS NIGHT FOR IMPAIRED DRIVING

Halloween is a time for ghosts and goblins, but don’t let the festive event turn into tragedy.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Halloween drunk-driving fatalities are on the rise. From 2012-2016, 44 percent of traffic fatalities on Halloween night involved at least one drunk driver. In total, 168 people were killed in these alcohol related crashes. In 2017, there were three serious injury crashes in Missouri on Halloween night. Children out trick-or-treating, and those who accompany them, are also at risk.  NHTSA reports that from 2012 - 2016, 14 percent of pedestrian fatalities on Halloween night involved drunk drivers. Drivers between ages 21- to 34 accounted for the most drunk- driving fatalities (46%) on Halloween night in 2016. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists law enforcement will be out in full force cracking down on impaired drivers that haven’t gotten the message to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

STATEWIDE DRILL SET FOR NEXT WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH

The Missouri Department of Transportation will test its readiness to plow snow for the upcoming winter season with a statewide drill on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Motorists may notice increased numbers of MoDOT vehicles on state routes during the drill. In rural areas, crews will deploy after 8 a.m. In urban areas, the drill will not begin until after 9 a.m. The exercise should be completed by 3 p.m. During the drill, MoDOT employees will react to a simulated forecast of significant snow for the entire state. The department’s emergency operations centers will activate and maintenance employees will be deployed to their trucks. Emergency communications systems will also be tested. The drill serves as a training reminder to make sure proper equipment, plowing techniques and safety measures are used. In addition, every piece of equipment – every truck, motor grader, snow blower, and tractor – is inspected.

MISSOURI COMMUNTIES URGED TO SEEK INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING

The Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority will be issuing $32 million in tax-exempt revenue bonds to support Missouri’s water and wastewater infrastructure. The proceeds of this issuance will provide low-interest loans to communities throughout Missouri to repair or replace aging drinking water and wastewater systems. Including the EIERA bonds being issued, it is anticipated that more than $391 million in low-interest loans will be available for wastewater projects and $69 million will be available for drinking water projects for fiscal year 2019. The average interest rate over the last year was below 1.3 percent. Community leaders seeking more information on how to apply for a low-interest infrastructure loan can contact the Missouri Department of Natural Resources at (573) 751-1192 or fac@dnr.mo.gov.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/30/2018

TRYING TO AVOID ACCIDENT RESULTS IN ACCIDENT

An attempt to avoid a colliding with a deer in the northbound lane of US 63 at Clark sent a Moberly man to a Columbia hospital with moderate injuries. The highway patrol said the accident happened around 10:25 last (MON) night. According to the report, 22 year old Christopher D. Coats of Moberly swerved his pickup to avoid a deer and the vehicle went into a skid, crossed the median and southbound lanes, struck a delinaetor post and overturned multiple times. Coats sustained moderqte injuries and was transported by Randolph County Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. The patrol was assisted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department and the Southeastern Randolph County First Responders.

IOWA TEACHER ACCUSED OF FORCING MO COLLEGE STUDENT TO GO ON DRUG RUN

KTVO and KTVO.com reports Adam Hardin, 37, of West Point, Iowa, is charged in Lewis County, Missouri, with Possession of a Controlled Substance (marijuana) and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. According to the school district's website, Hardin teaches physical education and health at Van Buren County Middle School. Court documents state that Canton police were called to a fraternity house on the Culver-Stockton  College campus around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. A college student from Kirksville, who was serving as the fraternity's sober driver for the evening, told police Hardin had made him take him to Hardin's residence in West Point, Iowa. The victim said that during the trip, Hardin took out a hand gun and placed it on the console and told him it was there so the victim would "listen and not tell what we were going to do." The student told police that while at Hardin's residence, Hardin had him place a cooler in the toolbox of the victim's pickup truck. Investigators said Hardin then had the victim drive him back to the fraternity house in Canton. When police searched the truck, they found Hardin's gun in a holster under the front passenger seat. It contained a live round. Officers also discovered almost 100 (98.6) grams of marijuana in the cooler in the toolbox

EMERGENCY DRILL TODAY AT BROOKFIELD R-3

If you drive by Brookfield R-3 School District Campus today and it appears there’s some kind of major emergency, that’s exactly what it’s suppose to look like as the Brookfield R-3 School District, in cooperation with local emergency officials, will be conducting an emergency evacuation drill at 1:30 p.m this (TUES) afternoon. Emergency vehicles and personnel will be participating in this drill. Access to portions of Helm Street and Pershing Road will temporarily be shut down while the drill is being conducted. The purpose of this exercise is to promote school safety, test preparedness, and coordinate efforts among school and emergency personnel in the event of an actual emergency.

 





LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/29/2018

 

CATTLE IN ROADWAY RESULTS IN COLLISION

A Huntsville man had minor injuries after his vehicle struck cattle in the roadway on Highway BB, 4 miles south of Huntsville shortly after midnight Saturday morning. The patrol said 32 year old Jason M. Gammon was traveling westbound when the accident occurred and was to seek how own treatment. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.

 

SHELBINA MAN TREATED AT HANNIBAL HOSPITAL

A Shelbina driver was transported by private auto to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment of minor injuries after his vehicle slid off the right side of the roadway and struck an embankment. The patrol said 66 year old Sammy J. Latchford was northbound on Shelby County Road 255 at County Road 236, 1 mile northeast of Shelbyville when the accident occurred around 6:44 PM Friday night. The report indicated an additional trooper assisted at the scene as did a local Conservation Agent and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department.

 

THREE VEHICLES INVOLED IN FATAL SCOTLAND COUNTY WRECK FRIDAY AFTERNOON

A LaBelle man was killed in a three vehicle pileup in Scotland County Friday afternoon around 2pm. The patrol said the accident happened on MO 15, 3 miles south of Memphis when a northbound car driven by 16 year old Beverly J. Brubaker of Memphis was stopped in the roadway. Another northbound auto driven by 26 year old Brittany N. Goddard of LaBelle struck the Brubaker auto and pushed it into the southbound lane where it was struck again by a northbound 18 wheeler driven by 32 year old Alvin D. Garman of Memphis. A passenger in the Goddard auto, 30 year old Antonio L. Clay of LaBelle was pronounced dead at the scene. Goddard had serious injuries and was airlifted by Air Evac to Blessing Hospital in Quincy. The other two drivers were not injured. The Highway Patrol crash team investigated the crash. They were assisted by the Memphis Police Department, The Scotland County Sheriff’s Department and the Scotland County First Responders.

 

TRACTOR ACCIDENT CLAIMS LIFE OF CHILLICOTHE MAN

A Chillicothe man died from his injuries after being thrown from a farm tractor and run over by that same tractor Saturday afternoon around 1:30-m on Liv 451, 10 miles southwest of Chillicothe. The patrol said 43 year old Mark E. Burton of Chillicothe was westbound down a private drive on a 1958 John Deere tractor when the tractor crossed LIV 451 and struck a ditch. Burton was ejected and then ran over by the tractor which came to rest off the west side of the roadway facing west. Burton was transported to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe by Ambulance and later succumbed to his injuries.

   

CENTRALIA WOMAN INJURED IN CALLAWAY COUNTY WRECK

66 year old Deborah Y. Stringer of Centralia was transported by Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia with moderate injuries after her vehicle travelled off the right side of Route E, a half a mile east of Route DD in Callaway County around 11:20 Sunday morning. The auto struck a concrete culvert, became airborne and landed off the right side of the road. The driver overcorrected and the auto returned to the roadway and came to rest facing northbound.

 

THREE DRIVERS FROM CENTRALIA INVOLVED IN ACCIDENT SATURDAY NIGHT

Three vehicles, three drivers, one collision at 6:31 pm Saturday in Boone County. The patrol said the accident occurred on MO 124, a quarter of a mile north of Lake San Lynn Road. 31 year old Joshua D. Mealy of Centralia was eastbound and struck another eastbound vehicle and thatr auto was then pushed into another eastbound truck that were both stopped in traffic. One was driven by 50 year old Scott A Flowers of Centralia and the other operated by Chrystal. C. Smoot of Centralia. Smoot had minor injuries and was transported by Ambulance to Boone Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

BROOKFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING

10/28/2019

 

Brookfield PD releases information on arrests, investigations and more on Social Media …

 

 

KIRKSVILLE WOMAN FACING DRUG CHARGES AND MORE

KTVO and KTVO.com reports NEMO fugitive faces more than a half-dozen felony charges.

Around 1 p.m. Friday, Adair County sheriff's deputies with help from the Missouri State Highway Patrol located and arrested Brittney Lyn Steele, 31, of Kirksville.

Among the charges Steele faces are Drug Trafficking, First-Degree Property Damage, Second-Degree Burglary, Stealing $750 or more and two counts of Stealing a Motor Vehicle.

Steele is being held in the Adair County Law Enforcement Center on $25,000 bond.

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP TO BE IN COLUMBIA THURSDAY STUMPING FOR REPUBLICANS

The President is scheduled to be in Columbia for a Republican Campian rally scheduled for 6:30 pm Thursday at the Columbia Regional Airport. Trump’s campaign says the president is going to discuss the economy, free market solutions for health care, border security and other items. Trump has made several stops in Missouri supporting Republican Senate candidate John Hawley, who is facing incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill in the of the most closely-watched races in the Nation. Click here if you’d like to register to attend the rally this Thursday at Columbia Regional Airport.




 

LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/26/2018

 

MEADVILLE WOMAN RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES IN CRASH

A 16 year old Meadville resident received minor injuries when the vehicle she was in behad to skid on Arrow Road, a gravel roadway 1 mile west of Meadville around 4:10 Thursday afternoon. The patrol said 16 year old Emily A. Gray of Meadville had minor injuries and was transported by private auto to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. Gray was an occupant of a pickup operated by 15 year old Madeline S. Cowan of Meadville. When the vehicle began to skid, the driver overcorrected and the vehicle ran off the left side of the road, overturned and struck a tree, coming to rest on its top. The Linn County Sheriff’s Department assisted the two troopers on scene.

 

POLO DRIVER HURT IN CALDWELL COUNTY ACCIDENT

A man from Polo was moderately injured in a single vehicle crash on MO 116, 6 miles west of Polo around 11:50 Thursday night. The patrol said 25 year old Collin R. Correll was eastbound when his vehicle travelled off the south side of the roadway. The driver overcorrected and the auto went across the 4road off the north side, struck 2 trees and came to rest on its wheels facing west. Correll was transported by Caldwell County Ambulance to Cameron Regional Medical Center for treatment. The patrol was assisted by both the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department and the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department.

 

NAMC SAFETY WEEK UNDERWAY-MAIN STREET CLOSED 11AM-1PM TODAY

Safety week at NCMC kicked off Monday and will continue today as the NCMC Housing staff will combine efforts with NCMC Criminal Justice students, Missouri Highway Patrol, and the Trenton Police Department to conduct a road safety exercise for NCMC students from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The exercise will include Distracted/Impaired Driving and seat belt safety held on Main Street in front of Geyer Hall.  As a result, Main Street will be closed from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. between Crowder and 13th street in Trenton.  Students will have an opportunity to wear goggles that simulate the effects of alcohol and ride oversized tricycles through an obstacle course. Trenton PD officers will conduct mock field sobriety tests to students, and the Mo Highway Patrol will have simulators educate students. Additional information about Safety Week is available at www.ncmissouri.edu

 

LORDS ACRE AUCTION

An annual event fast approaching is the Big Lords Acre Auction held annually on the first Saturday of November and will be held on November 3rd at the Jacksonville Cairo Christian Church Activity Center in Cairo. There’s a traditional Thanksgiving Meal, Silent Auction and then the Live Auction that evening. This will be the 17th year for holding the event that attracts anywhere from 350 to 450 guests from Jacksonville, Cairo, Moberly, Madison, Clark, Huntsville, Salisbury and surrounding communities. Money raised during the event helps support Community outreach Programs in the area such as Safe Passage, Wreaths across America, Kid’s Church Camp and more. Donations are also provided to Primrose Hill Residential Recovery Center in Clark and the Unity Emergency Fund to help the less fortunate with shortfalls such as paying utilities, rent, food and clothing purchases, hospital and doctor pills, and even helping with funeral expenses on occasion. Mark your calendar and plan to attend the Big Lords Acre Auction, Saturday, November 3rd at the Jacksonville Cairo Christian Church Activity Center in Cairo.

 

FINAL HONOR FLIGHT OF THE YEAR

The final HONOR FLIGHT of 2018 will take place on Monday, November 5.  After a trip to Washington, D.C., buses carrying 110 veterans arrive in Columbia at the Courtyard Marriott around 9:30 pm—just hours before voting begins on election day.  For these veterans, their honor flight experience will pay tribute to the bravery they exhibited in securing our nation’s freedoms and protecting the voting privileges we enjoy today. This is mission #56 and it closes out the 2018 flight season for Central Missouri Honor Flight.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come out to the homecomings when the buses return. Honor Flight veterans deserve to be welcomed home and, after an escort down I-70 from Kingdom City, their faces light up when they arrive in Columbia to a large crowd waiting for them. Make plans to attend on Monday, November 5th. Flights resume in the spring of 2019.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/25/2018

 

CHILLICOTHE MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED TUESDAY AFTERNOON

The highway patrol reports a Chillicothe man received serious injuries in a collision with an 18 wheeler on US highway 36, 10 miles west of Chillicothe around 4:20 pm Tuesday. The crash occurred when both vehicles were going eastbound. 67 year old Lonnie Sewell of Mooresville, IL., the truck driver was slowing to make a turn north across US 36 and was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by 30 year old Danny K. Bullok of Chillicothe was transported by EMS to Hedrick Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment.

 

DECALB COUNTY WRECK RESULTS IN INJURIES

A collision involving a tractor trailer and a passenger car resulted in a man being transported to University Hospital  for treatment. The patrol said the crash occurred  at 10:15 am Tuesday as both vehicles were traveling southbound on Highway EE and a tractor trailer driven by 60 year old Terry Gentry of Cameron came to a stop at the intersection and was struck behind by a vehicle driven by 28 year old Sherri L Johnson of Cameron. Johnson’s daughter, 4 year old Chloe Johnson has minor injures

 

CALLAWAY COUNTY ACCIDENT

A single vehicle accident on Interstate70 in Callaway county Wednesday night around 8:35 pm resulted in minor injuries. The patrol reports 22 year old Donnell Jones of Florissant was westbound, near the 141.2 mile marker when his vehicle struck an unknown vehicle or object. The driver lost control and the vehicle travelled off the right side of the roadway. Jones was not injured. Two passengers in the automobile did receive minor injuries. 27 year old Jasmine Washington of Columbia refused medical treatment at the scene, however 21 year old Emmalee Sayles of Columbia was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

BROOKFIELD POLICE SUMMARY OF CALLS FIRST HALF OF OCTOBER

10-15-2018

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

10/24/2018

 

MODERATE INJURIES IN RALLS COUNTY WRECK

The highway patrol said two people suffered moderate injuries when their vehicles collided on US 61 in New London around 6:50 Tuesday morning. Accoridng to the report, an eastbound auto driven by 46 year old Jennifer L. Freels of New London  collided with a Northbound auto driven by 32 year old Amanda L. Estes of LaGrange.  The Freels auto came to rest particiapply blocking US 61 wile the Estes auto came to rest in the medium. Both drivers were transported by EMS to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment. The patrol was assisted by the New London Police Departmnet, the Ralls County Sheriffss Department and the New London Fire Department.

 

HEAD-ON COLLISION IN AUDRAIN COUNTY TUESDAY NIGHT

The patrol investigated a head on collision on MO 19, 1.9 miles south of Route J in Audrain County at 8:49 Tuesday night. Accoridng to the report, 289 year old Ryan C. Jett of Ownesville was southbound and crossed the center line in struck a northbound SUV head on. That SUV was driven by 58 year old Timothy Turner of South Beloit, IL. Following the impact, the Turner SUV overturned a nd the Jett auto struck a guard rail. The patrol reports Jett sustained serious injuries and was transported to university Missouri hospital by EMS.

 

MACON POLICE OFFICER KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS-SUSPECTS ON THE RUN! 

An unknown person hit a local police officer so hard it knocked him unconscious. The assault happened at about 11:50 p.m. Monday as the officer was doing a routine patrol at Macon Lake. The officer noticed a suspicious person near the restrooms by the boat ramp after lake hours. Macon police say the officer got out of his patrol vehicle and approached the man, who refused to take his hands out of his pockets. The officer then pulled a gun on the unknown man and called for backup. That is when a second suspect struck the officer from behind and knocked him out. When backup got to the scene, the officer was found unconscious with his gun nearby. Emergency medical crews were called to Macon Lake and transported the injured officer to an area hospital for treatment. The Macon Police Department called in help from Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers, K-9 and aircraft, plus the Macon County sheriff and deputies. The agencies set up a perimeter around the area and conducted a search for the two suspects. Officers were unable to locate them. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Macon Police Department at (660) 385-2195 or the Anonymous Tips Line at (660) 395-1111. Officers from the North Missouri Drug Task Force are also helping with the ongoing investigation.




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


CHECK THE CANCELLATIONS PAGE FOR THE LATEST UPDATES ON AREA EVENTS, BALLGAME CHANGES AND MORE!

 

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