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05/20/2019

SEMI ROLLOVER BLOCKING HIGHWAY 63 EARLY THIS (MON) MORNING

Moberly Police posted on their social media pages around 1 AM this morning (MON)  Emergency crews are responding to a reported semi rollover accident on US 63 north bound, just south of Rt NN (Renick Jct). The semi is completely blocking both northbound lanes of US 63. Please detour if possible and expect delays while crews work this scene. We will have additional information as it becomes available.

BROOKFIELD MAN HURT WHEN MOTORCYCLE COLLIDES WITH DEER

A Brookfield motorcyclist sustained moderate injuries at 2:45 AM Sunday morning when his motorcycle collided with a deer in the roadway on MO highway 5, one mile north of LaClede. The impact resulted in the Harley Davidson overturning, ejecting the driver.  40 year old Steven O. Gillespie was transported by Linn County Ambulance to Pershing Hospital for treatment. The Linn County Sheriff’s Department and Ambulance personnel assisted at the scene.

HUNTSVILLE MAN SUSTAINED MODERATE INJURIES IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH FRIDAY MORNING

The patrol said 38 year old James J. Merrit of Huntsville was northbound on US 63, three miles south of Moberly when his vehicle randoff the road into the median, struck a sign and overturned. Merrit received moderate injuries and was transported to University Hospital in Columbia by the Randolph County Ambulance personnel. That wreck occurred Friday morning at 12:40 AM

TWO CAR COLLISSION LEAVES PERRY WOMAN WITH SERIOUS INJURIES

This past Saturday morning around 8:37 AM in Ralls County, the patrol said the accident happened on Highway J, north of Delaware Lane, two miles north of Perry when 21 year old Taylor J. Picton of Perry was stopped on the shoulder waiting to turn left when her vehicle was struck by another northbound    auto driven by 24 year old Brandon A. Lococo of New London. Picton was transported by Ralls County Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital.

EDINA WOMAN TREATED AT AREA HOSPITAL FOLLOWING HEAD ON COLLISSION

A Edina woman was transported to an area hospital for treatment after a head on collision in Brashear at South Olive Street around 6:30 Sunday morning.  According to the patrol 59 year old Paul M. Lewis of Hurdland was westbound on MO 6 in Brashear and South Olive and failed to yield to a eastbound auto driven by 48 year old Angela D. Strange of Edina as Strange was making a left hand turn and the two vehicles collided head on. Strange was transported to Northeast Regional Medical Center in  Kirksville for treatment.

COLUMBIA POLICE SEEKING INFO ABOUT INDIVIDUAL REPORTED ENTERING HOMES NAKED

The Columbia Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying an individual who was found naked in the bedrooms of two residences in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 18. The individual entered homes in the 5800 block of Canaveral Drive and the 5800 block of Neptune. In both incidents, the residents woke up and found the individual naked in their bedrooms. In one home he was located under the bed, and the other he was located on the floor. The individual left both homes immediately when he was confronted. He entered both homes through unlocked doors and additional information indicates the same individual attempted to enter other homes in the area. There was no evidence of forced entry in either incident and no reported property damage, missing items or injuries. Anyone with additional information about this individual or these incidents is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

MOBERLY POLICE MAKE DRUG RELATED ARREST SATURDAY MORNING

On Saturday, May 18th  at 1:46 AM, a Moberly Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 1000 block of north Ault St., for a traffic violation.  The driver, a 32 year old Moberly man was found to be on parole for drug trafficking. The male gave officers consent to search his vehicle and admitted to having marijuana in the vehicle.   During a search of the vehicle the officer located Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), also known as acid which is a schedule one controlled substance, oxycodone which is a schedule 2 controlled substance, and approximately (7) grams of marijuana. The male admitted to not having a prescription for oxycodone.  The male driver was placed under arrest for Possession of a controlled substance (Acid), Possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone), and possession of a controlled substance (marijuana).  The male was transported to the Randolph County Justice Center to be held on the required $10,000 Cash/Surety bond, but was able to post bond shortly after.  Formal charges will be forward to the Randolph Prosecutor’s Office for review. The male will not be named until charges are filed.  

BONNETS MILLS WOMAN ARRESTED BY MOBERLY PD SATURDAY NIGHT

On May 18, 2019 at 7:09 pm, Moberly Joint Communications was contacted in regards to a report of a female shoplifting a Gordman’s department store, 1720 Crete Rd. It was reported a female was in the store concealing merchandise in a bag.  Officers responded and located the female who was uncooperative and denied having concealed merchandise. The female claimed to not have any identification and provided information which was determined to be false. Through investigation officers eventually identified the female as Molly Patterson of Bonnets Mill, Missouri.  Patterson was found to have (2) active warrants for her arrest through Jefferson City, MO for Assault on a Police Officer and an electrical signal violation. Both warrants yielded a total bond of  $2590.00. Patterson was placed under arrest for her active warrants.  Patterson was transported to the Moberly Police Department. During the booking process officers located a syringe commonly used to inject illegal substances, in Patterson’s property. A test of the syringe was positive for the presence of methamphetamine.  Patterson was transported to the Randolph County Justice Center. New charges for Possession of a controlled substance in a correctional facility have been forwarded to the Randolph County Prosecutor’s office for review

KIRKSVILLE POLICE ASK FOR HELP LOCATING RUNAWAY TEEN

The public is being asked to help locate a missing teenager from Kirksville. Logan Nathanel Graves, 17, of Kirksville, was reported missing on Sunday, April 14, 2019. According to the Kirksville Police Department, Graves ran away from the home of his foster parents. He is described as a white male with brown hair. At this time, police were not able to share additional information about Graves. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Graves is asked to contact law enforcement.

 

RANDOLPH  COUNTY UNITED WAY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS  FOR 2019 AGENCY PARTNERSHIPS

The United Way of Randolph County is now accepting agency partnerships applications for local nonprofits that are not currently receiving funding. “We are accepting applications for a one-year time period with funding starting in 2020.” The United Way of Randolph County helps fund health, education, and human service agencies that receive tax deductible donations according to the current IRS guidelines. UWRC currently supports 15 agencies and programs, plus a Dual Credit Scholarship and the new Coats for Kids program.  UWRC also is offering assistance to all area nonprofits who are needing mentorship with social media, website development, and other guidance.   Applications must be completed and returned on or before Friday, June 28.




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05/20/2019

SEMI ROLLOVER BLOCKING HIGHWAY 63 EARLY THIS (MON) MORNING

Moberly Police posted on their social media pages around 1 AM this morning (MON)  Emergency crews are responding to a reported semi rollover accident on US 63 north bound, just south of Rt NN (Renick Jct). The semi is completely blocking both northbound lanes of US 63. Please detour if possible and expect delays while crews work this scene. We will have additional information as it becomes available.

BROOKFIELD MAN HURT WHEN MOTORCYCLE COLLIDES WITH DEER

A Brookfield motorcyclist sustained moderate injuries at 2:45 AM Sunday morning when his motorcycle collided with a deer in the roadway on MO highway 5, one mile north of LaClede. The impact resulted in the Harley Davidson overturning, ejecting the driver.  40 year old Steven O. Gillespie was transported by Linn County Ambulance to Pershing Hospital for treatment. The Linn County Sheriff’s Department and Ambulance personnel assisted at the scene.

HUNTSVILLE MAN SUSTAINED MODERATE INJURIES IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH FRIDAY MORNING

The patrol said 38 year old James J. Merrit of Huntsville was northbound on US 63, three miles south of Moberly when his vehicle randoff the road into the median, struck a sign and overturned. Merrit received moderate injuries and was transported to University Hospital in Columbia by the Randolph County Ambulance personnel. That wreck occurred Friday morning at 12:40 AM

TWO CAR COLLISSION LEAVES PERRY WOMAN WITH SERIOUS INJURIES

This past Saturday morning around 8:37 AM in Ralls County, the patrol said the accident happened on Highway J, north of Delaware Lane, two miles north of Perry when 21 year old Taylor J. Picton of Perry was stopped on the shoulder waiting to turn left when her vehicle was struck by another northbound    auto driven by 24 year old Brandon A. Lococo of New London. Picton was transported by Ralls County Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital.

EDINA WOMAN TREATED AT ARA HOSPITAL FOLLOWING HEAD ON COLLISSION

A Edina woman was transported to an area hospital for treatment after a head on collision in Brashear at South Olive Street around 6:30 Sunday morning.  According to the patrol 59 year old Paul M. Lewis of Hurdland was westbound on MO 6 in Brashear and South Olive and failed to yield to a eastbound auto driven by 48 year old Angela D. Strange of Edina as Strange was making a left hand turn and the two vehicles collided head on. Strange was transported to Northeast Regional Medical Center in  Kirksville for treatment.

COLUMBIA POLICE SEEKING INFO ABOUT INDIVIDUAL REPORTED ENTERING HOMES NAKED

The Columbia Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying an individual who was found naked in the bedrooms of two residences in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 18. The individual entered homes in the 5800 block of Canaveral Drive and the 5800 block of Neptune. In both incidents, the residents woke up and found the individual naked in their bedrooms. In one home he was located under the bed, and the other he was located on the floor. The individual left both homes immediately when he was confronted. He entered both homes through unlocked doors and additional information indicates the same individual attempted to enter other homes in the area. There was no evidence of forced entry in either incident and no reported property damage, missing items or injuries. Anyone with additional information about this individual or these incidents is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

MOBERLY POLICE MAKE DRUG RELATED ARREST SATURDAY MORNING

On Saturday, May 18th  at 1:46 AM, a Moberly Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 1000 block of north Ault St., for a traffic violation.  The driver, a 32 year old Moberly man was found to be on parole for drug trafficking. The male gave officers consent to search his vehicle and admitted to having marijuana in the vehicle.   During a search of the vehicle the officer located Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), also known as acid which is a schedule one controlled substance, oxycodone which is a schedule 2 controlled substance, and approximately (7) grams of marijuana. The male admitted to not having a prescription for oxycodone.  The male driver was placed under arrest for Possession of a controlled substance (Acid), Possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone), and possession of a controlled substance (marijuana).  The male was transported to the Randolph County Justice Center to be held on the required $10,000 Cash/Surety bond, but was able to post bond shortly after.  Formal charges will be forward to the Randolph Prosecutor’s Office for review. The male will not be named until charges are filed.  

BONNETS MILLS WOMAN ARRESTED BY MOBERLY PD SATURDAY NIGHT

On May 18, 2019 at 7:09 pm, Moberly Joint Communications was contacted in regards to a report of a female shoplifting a Gordman’s department store, 1720 Crete Rd. It was reported a female was in the store concealing merchandise in a bag.  Officers responded and located the female who was uncooperative and denied having concealed merchandise. The female claimed to not have any identification and provided information which was determined to be false. Through investigation officers eventually identified the female as Molly Patterson of Bonnets Mill, Missouri.  Patterson was found to have (2) active warrants for her arrest through Jefferson City, MO for Assault on a Police Officer and an electrical signal violation. Both warrants yielded a total bond of  $2590.00. Patterson was placed under arrest for her active warrants.  Patterson was transported to the Moberly Police Department. During the booking process officers located a syringe commonly used to inject illegal substances, in Patterson’s property. A test of the syringe was positive for the presence of methamphetamine.  Patterson was transported to the Randolph County Justice Center. New charges for Possession of a controlled substance in a correctional facility have been forwarded to the Randolph County Prosecutor’s office for review

KIRKSVILLE POLICE ASK FOR HELP LOCATING RUNAWAY TEEN

The public is being asked to help locate a missing teenager from Kirksville. Logan Nathanel Graves, 17, of Kirksville, was reported missing on Sunday, April 14, 2019. According to the Kirksville Police Department, Graves ran away from the home of his foster parents. He is described as a white male with brown hair. At this time, police were not able to share additional information about Graves. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Graves is asked to contact law enforcement.

 

RANDOLPH  COUNTY UNITED WAY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS  FOR 2019 AGENCY PARTNERSHIPS

The United Way of Randolph County is now accepting agency partnerships applications for local nonprofits that are not currently receiving funding. “We are accepting applications for a one-year time period with funding starting in 2020.” The United Way of Randolph County helps fund health, education, and human service agencies that receive tax deductible donations according to the current IRS guidelines. UWRC currently supports 15 agencies and programs, plus a Dual Credit Scholarship and the new Coats for Kids program.  UWRC also is offering assistance to all area nonprofits who are needing mentorship with social media, website development, and other guidance.   Applications must be completed and returned on or before Friday, June 28.




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05/17/2019

LINNEUS MAN FLOWN TO COLUMBIA HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT FOLLOWING WRECK

The highway patrol said a Linneus man was transported by Air Evac to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries after being ejected from his vehicle Thursday afternoon. According to the report, 45 year old Douglas L. Hale was northbound and failed to yield to an eastbound 18 wheeler  at US 36 at Crow Drive,  one and a half miles east of Meadville. The tractor trailer, driven by a man from Raleigh, NC struck the Hale auto in the driver’s side, causing it to travel off the roadway, ejecting the driver. Hale received moderate injuries and was flown from the scene to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment. The highway patrol was assisted by the Linn County Sheriff’s Department, Linn County Ambulance and the Meadville Fire & First Responders. The wreck occurred at 4:20 PM Thursday. The truck driver was not injured.

TWO KIRKSVILLE RESIDENTS HURT IN EARLY MORNING CRASH

The highway patrol said two people who reside in Kirksville were injured in a one vehicle crash in Sullivan County around 5:30 AM Thursday morning. According to the patrol report, 40 year old Didier B. Enswe was westbound on Missouri Route 6, five miles east of Milan when his auto crossed the center line and ran off the south side of the road and crashed into an embankment. The driver and a passenger, 35 year old AlbertinA Kamwezi both had minor injuries and was transported by Sullivan County Ambulance personnel to Sullivan County Memorial hospital in Milan for treatment.

ONE VEHICLE LIVINGSTON COUNTY WRECK RESULTED IN MINOR INJURIES

The highway patrol worked a wreck in Livingston County Saturday night around 6:30PM. According to the report, 18 year old Blayne A. Hacker of Chillicothe was westbound on County Road 235A, a half a mile west of Chillicothe. Hacker failed to negotiate a right hand turn and the vehicle went off the west side of the road, down a steep ravine and overturned a couple of times before coming to rest on its wheels.  The driver had minor injuries and was transported by a private auto to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. The Livingston County Sheriff’s department provided on site assistance.

MAIN STREET MOBERLY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO STEP DOWN

Diane Richardson, Main Street Moberly Executive Director informed the Board of Directors Thursday morning that she will be leaving the organization at the end of the month. She said this has been a difficult decision for her as she’s pondered it over the past several months. She went on to say she is proud of the accomplishments of the Main Street Moberly organization, and will continue to support their revitalization efforts.  Paula Heath, the Main Street President, has been in communication with Missouri Main Street Connection as well as local key stakeholders and will continue to facilitate the transitioning process. Richardson has been Executive Director of Main Street Moberly for the past five years.

MISSOURI ROUTE  87 IN HOWARD COUNTY TO BE CLOSED FOR PIPE REPAIRS

Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will replace a cross pipe on Route 87 between Route E and County Road 323 next week. The work will close Route E from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 through Thursday, May 30. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route around the work area.  MoDOT appreciates the patience of travelers during the work. 

 



 




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5/16/2019

BOONVILLE SHOOTING – SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

Boonville Police and the Highway Patrol were busy investigating a shooting incident that occurred in Boonville Wednesday afternoon. A news release from the Boonville Police Department said officers were dispatched to a reported shooting in the Riviera Drive neighborhood, near Harley Park, at approximately 1:05 PM. Boonville Police said two people were shot and taken to University Hospital in Columbia where one was treated and released and the other remains in critical condition. One person is in custody and no word on what led up to the shootings. Authorities said they are not looking for any other suspects at this time, but the investigation is ongoing. The Cooper County EMS sent out a test message around 6pm informing area residents that the earlier text message for the Harley Park area situation had been downgraded. The earlier message had encouraged people within a 2 mile radius of Harley Park to stay inside and lock doors.

MOBERLY POLICE ARREST MAN WITHOUTSTANDING FELONY WARRANTS

Shortly before 1:30 AM yesterday (Wed) morning, an alert Moberly Police Officer noticed a male subject he knew as Phillip Webb in the 800 block of East Logan Street. The officer was aware Webb had active Felony Randolph County warrants for his arrest. As the officer turned around to contact Webb, he entered a residence and refused to exit. Contact was made with the home owner who confirmed Webb entered the residence and agreed to allow officers inside to place Webb under arrest. Officers entered the residence and located Webb hiding in the basement under a sofa couch. Webb was taken into custody without incident. Webb was found to be in possession of methamphetamine as well as drug paraphernalia related to the use of methamphetamine. Webb’s already existing warrants were through Randolph County and both were for possession of a controlled substance. One warrant yielded a $500.00 cash only bond and the second a $10,000 cash or surety bond. Webb was also placed on an additional $10,000 cash or surety bond related to new charges stemming from this event. Webb was transported to the Randolph County Justice Center. New charges for possession of a controlled substance have been forwarded to the Randolph County Prosecutor for filing. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office assisted on scene.

CHILLICOTHE POLICE REPORT

Chillicothe PD responded to the following calls on Tuesday,  May 14th , 2019

Chillicothe Police received 88 calls for service on 05/14/2019….

NATIONAL POLICE WEEK CONTINUES THROUGH SUNDAY

May 13th – 19th is National Police Week and as part of the weeklong event, yesterday, May 15th was set aside as Peace Officers Memorial Day, a time to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. A website we recently discovered serves as a reminder of the many risks of law enforcement. When you visit the Officer Down Memorial Page at www.odmp.org and do a search of of Missouri, you’ll find 681 Line of Duty deaths in the Show Me State. We believe it’s important to remember all the Law enforcement hero’s … so from everyone at the Best Broadcast Group to all the men and women in blue who serve and protect and continue to put your life on the line every single day for all the rest of us, we simply want to say “Watch each other’s backs, be safe and THANK YOU!





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05/15/2019

MOBERLY POLICE ARREST MAN ON SEVERAL CHARGES

This past Monday night, May 13th, at 7:35 PM, a Moberly Police Officer observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and driving recklessly, making unsafe passes, in the area of Franklin St and Johnson St. The vehicle ran off the roadway at one point and nearly collided with an oncoming vehicle.  The officer    made contact with the driver who pulled to the side of the roadway on his own accord. The officer immediately noticed signs of alcohol impairment. The driver, Shawn Malone, was immediately uncooperative with the officer and denied being intoxicated. Malone was also found to have a revoked driver’s license.  Malone was placed under arrest for Driving While Revoked and Driving While Intoxicated. Officers located a  bottle of Whiskey next to the driver’s seat of the vehicle Malone was driving and the bottle was nearly empty.  Malone was found to have (10) prior convictions for Driving While Suspended/Revoked and (2) prior convictions for Driving While Intoxicated. Due to his level of intoxication Malone was taken to Moberly Regional Medical Center to receive a fit for confinement order. After being deemed fit for confinement, Malone was transported to the Randolph County Justice Center. Charges were forwarded to the Randolph County Prosecutor’s Office for Felony Driving While Revoked and Felony Persistent Driving While Intoxicated. A warrant has been signed by the Honorable Judge Cooksey for the above mentioned charges and a bond has been set for $10,000 Cash or surety for Malone. 

TREE FIRE IN MEXICO

On Monday, May 13, 2019, at approximately 9:51PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 400 block of Maple Street in reference to a tree fire.  Responding personnel found the upper portion of an evergreen tree burning.  The fire was quickly extinguished with no injuries and no damage to any other property.  The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

MEMORIAL  DAY WEEKEND FAST APPROACHING – MAKE SAFETY A TOP PRIORITY!

The Missouri State Highway Patrol hopes everyone will make safety a top priority this Memorial Day weekend. A safe, fun weekend starts with planning and good decisions. Whether you decide to travel or stay local, choose to be a safe, courteous driver. The Patrol will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness Reduction Effort) during the long holiday weekend. This means every available trooper will be on the road enforcing traffic laws and assisting motorists. In addition, the Patrol will assign troopers to speed saturations, DWI saturations, or hazardous motor vehicle operations in areas where they will have the greatest impact. Motorists or boaters in need of assistance or who want to report a crime should use the Highway Patrol's Emergency Assistance number 1-800-525-5555 or *55 on a cellular phone. This year's fatality counting period for the holiday weekend begins at 6 p.m., Friday, May 24, and ends at 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 27, 2019. The Memorial Day weekend is also an unofficial start to the boating season. During the 2018 Memorial Day weekend, there were 14 boating crashes which included 10 injuries and one fatality. Two people drowned over last year’s holiday weekend. Troopers arrested 17 people for boating while intoxicated over the 2018 Memorial Day weekend.

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

May 13th , 2019

Chillicothe Police received 94 calls for service on 05/13/2019….




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05/14/2019

VEHICLE STRIKES 3 COWS IN ROADWAY

A Wyaconda man received minor injuries when a car he was a passenger in struck 3 cows in the roadway just before 1AM this (Tues) morning. The Patrol said 23 year old Katlyn L. Asher of Kirksville was eastbound on Route 6, just east of Route A, near Hurdland in Knox County when the incident occurred. Asher was not injured, however, a passenger 27 year old Stephen M. Burgess did have minor injuries as a result of the mishap and was transported by Knox County ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment.

 

ALERT CITIZEN LEADS TO QUICK ARREST BY MEXICO PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT

On Sunday, May 12th at approximately 8:21PM, an alert citizen contacted the Mexico Public Safety Department in reference to some suspicious activity in the 600 block of North Washington in Mexico.. Responding personnel found that Darien W Mills, age 22 of Mexico, had broken into an unoccupied house and was attempting to steal some items.  Mills was arrested and processed at MPSD.  He was later taken to the Audrain County Jail to post bond for Burglary 2nd Degree and Stealing (value over $750). 

TWO TAKEN TO HOSPITAL FOLLOWING CRASH ON US 54 IN MEXICO

Sunday, May 12th at approximately 5:32PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 4500 block of E Liberty (US Highway 54) in reference to a crash.  Responding personnel found that a vehicle being driven by Kerri Rothrock, age 32 of Atchinson, Kansas, crossed the centerline of the roadway and struck a another auto operated by Thomas Porthouse, age 46 of O’Fallon, Missouri.  Personnel from Audrain Ambulance District took both Rothrock and Porthouse to SSM Health / St. Mary’s Hospital-Audrain.  They were treated for minor injuries and released.  The roadway was reduced to one lane of traffic for about 45 minutes.

ESCAPEE FROM US MARSHALLS AND TWO OTHERS ARRESTED AFTER HIGH SPEED CHASE

This past Friday at approximately 9:59pm, a Macon Police Officer was conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 36 when he observed a vehicle at a high rate of speed traveling east.  The officer attempted to make enforcement contact when the vehicle tried to elude officers and ran several vehicles off the roadway.  The officer believed the driver's actions to be a serious hazard to the community and continued to follow the vehicle.  As the officer followed, the vehicle was traveling at speed over 100 mph. The officer followed closely and attempted to overtake the suspect vehicle, but the driver swerved into the lane in front of the officer and continued to swerve in and out of both lanes. The officer then observed the driver and a rear seat passenger switching seats while continuing to travel on the roadway.  The vehicle became disabled at which time the driver pulled off the roadway, on the right side into some bushes.  The driver exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot.  Additional officers on scene pursued the suspect on foot while the Macon Police Officer detained two passengers within the vehicle.  The fleeing suspect was taken into custody without incident.  During search incident to arrest, one of the passengers was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun. A second handgun was located within the vehicle in the center console.  Also seized from the vehicle were substances consistent with marijuana, methamphetamine and pills later identified as controlled substances.  During records check, police discovered the driver had an active warrant dated 5/9/19 from US Marshals Services for escape from custody and did not have a valid driver's license. One passenger was also found to have a felony criminal history on probation/parole.  Macon Police was assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Macon County Sheriff's Office and the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.  All suspects were taken into custody and placed on 24-hour hold pending formal charges. The officer applied for and obtained arrest warrants on the the driver of the vehicle at the time of the stop, 25 yer old Richey R. Famer of St. Jospeh, MO. His bond set at $25,000.00 cash only, NO BAIL set for warrant from US Marshals Office. He’s been charged with Resisting Arrest/Detention/Stop By Fleeing - Creating A Substantial Risk Of Serious Injury/Death To Any Person { Felony E } Possession Of Controlled Substance Except 35 Grams Or Less Of Marijuana/Synthetic Cannabinoid { Felony D } Possession Of Controlled Substance Except 35 Grams Or Less Of Marijuana/Synthetic Cannabinoid { Felony D } Possession Of Marijuana/Synthetic Cannabinoid Of 10 Grams Or Less - Prior Drug Offense { Misdemeanor A } Operate Vehicle On Highway Without A Valid License - 1st Offense { Misdemeanor D } Resisting/Interfering With Arrest, Detention Or Stop { Misdemeanor A } Operated A Motor Vehicle In A Careless And Imprudent Manner { Misdemeanor B  } Fail To Drive On Right Half Of roadway when roadway  was Of Sufficient Width { Misdemeanor C  } Unlawful Possession Of A Firearm { Felony D } Unlawful Use Of Weapon - Subsection 11 - Possess Weapon And A Felony Controlled Substance { Felony E  } In addition, it was confirmed he was wanted on an Outstanding Warrant - Escape from Custody, US Marshals Office Kansas City, KS - no bail set. Also held was the Initial driver and then passenger at time of stop, Billie J. Mollett, (female) of St. Joseph, MO, age 26 -- Bond set at $25,000.00 cash only. She was charged with possession Of Controlled Substance Except 35 Grams Or Less Of Marijuana/Synthetic Cannabinoid { Felony D } Possession Of Controlled Substance Except 35 Grams Or Less Of Marijuana/Synthetic Cannabinoid { Felony D Possession Of Controlled Substance Except 35 Grams Or Less Of Marijuana/Synthetic Cannabinoid { Felony D } Resisting Arrest/Detention/Stop By Fleeing - Creating A Substantial Risk Of Serious Injury/Death To Any Person { Felony E } Operating A Motor Vehicle In A Careless And Imprudent Manner { Misdemeanor B } Fail To Drive On Right Half Of Roadway when Roadway Was Of Sufficient Width { Misdemeanor C } Exceeded Posted Speed Limit (Exceeded By 26 Mph Or More) { Misdemeanor B } Unlawful Possession Of A Firearm { Felony D } Unlawful Use Of Weapon - Subsection 11 - Possess Weapon And A Felony Controlled Substance { Felony E }. And finally, a third person, the Second passenger of vehicle during stop who was identified as Bronson E Vestal (male) of St. Joseph, MO, age 29. His Bond set at $25,000.00 cash only and has been charged with Unlawful Possession Of A Firearm { Felony D } Unlawful Use Of Weapon - Subsection 11 - Possess Weapon And A Felony Controlled Substance { Felony E } Possession Of Controlled Substance Except 35 Grams Or Less Of Marijuana/Synthetic Cannabinoid { Felony D } Possession Of Controlled Substance Except 35 Grams Or Less Of Marijuana/Synthetic Cannabinoid { Felony D } Possession Of Marijuana/Synthetic Cannabinoid Of 10 Grams Or Less - Prior Drug Offense { Misdemeanor A }

ROUTE 129 NORTH OF BUCKLIN CLOSED STARTING TODAY

Railroad crews plan to close Route 129 north of Bucklin starting today for routine maintenance of the Marceline Sub railroad crossing. The road will close at approximately 7 a.m. this (TUES) morning and will remain closed until approximately 5 p.m. Friday, May 17. During the closure, motorists will need to use an alternate route. All scheduled roadwork is weather permitting and subject to change. Also this week, culvert replacement work will close several roads in Macon County as well as others around the area.

By the way, the work on Business Route 63 in Moberly that was scheduled for this week has been cancelled. For more information on these 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.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY WORK PLANNED INCLUDES NIGHT WORK ON I-70 AMONG OTHERS

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PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULED AT DOWNING FIRE STATION THURSDAY

This Thursday from 4 PM to 6PM at the Fire Station in Downing, interested individuals are invited to a public meeting to learn about the upcoming sidewalk project coming to Downing. MoDOT representatives will be on hand to answer questions and adjoining property owners are encouraged to attend to a public meeting at the Fire Station that will discuss a future sidewalk project that will be taking place in Downing. The proposed project is located along U.S. Route 136 in Downing.

AS MANY AS 10 MEDICAL MARIJUANA TESTING FACILITIES COUND BE LICENSED IN MISSOURI

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services determined that as many as 10 medical marijuana testing facilities could be licensed in Missouri. Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution calls for “at least two” testing facilities for the new program. Testing facilities will be licensed to acquire, test, certify and transport marijuana. DHSS also established ten advisory committees composed of subject matter experts who helped review questions for the facility license applications in late April. The set of application questions and evaluation criteria scoring table were updated following committee recommendations and are now available online. One member from each of the ten advisory committees will now serve on the Medical Marijuana Scoring Advisory Committee.  Facility license application forms and instructions will be available online June 4, and DHSS will accept completed applications from August 3-17. DHSS and contracted partners will then have until December 31 to review and score applications prior to licensing. DHSS will continue accepting feedback on all drafts of rules via an online suggestion form until May 15. All rules must be finalized and available to the public by June 4. Until then, draft rules are subject to change.

MOBERLY POLICE MAKE DRUG ARREST

This past Wednesday, May 8th at 10:23 PM, a Moberly Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Myra St at Hinkley St., for the vehicle having no registration displayed. Upon making contact with the female driver the officer smelt marijuana coming from within the vehicle. During a probable cause search of the vehicle the officer located approximately 6 grams of Heroin separated and packaged into individual bundles, a baggie with less than one gram of methamphetamine, a baggie with less than one gram of marijuana, a pistol, and numerous items of paraphernalia related to the use of the above mentioned substances.    The female driver was placed under arrest for Distribution of a controlled substance (Heroin), Possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), Possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), Unlawful use of Drug Paraphernalia, and Unlawful Use of a firearm. The female admitted to being a user of heroin and methamphetamine and to selling heroin. The female is currently on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  The female was transported to the Randolph County Justice Center to be held on the required $20,000 Cash/Surety bond, but was able to post bond shortly after.  Formal charges will be forward to the Randolph Prosecutor’s Office for review. The female will not be named until charges are filed.  

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

This past Friday, May 10th Randolph County Sheriff Mark Nichols reported the following incidents, reports, investigations and arrests …

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 05/13/2019

ACCIDENT AT HANNIBAL LAGRANGEUNIVERSITY PARKING LOT

A LaHarpe, MO man sustained moderate injuries Saturday at 10:09 PM in an accident at the Hannibal Lagrange University Parking lot. According to the report, 44 year old Larrick L. Allaman was westbound on a motorcycle when the rear tire spun in mud causing the motorcycle to fall over on top of the driver. Allaman received moderate injuries in the mishap and was transported by Marion County Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment. The patrol was assisted by the Hannibal Fire Department and Marion County Ambulance personnel.

CARROLLTON DRIVER HURT IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY ACCIDENT

The patrol said a Carrollton driver received moderate injuries when he crashed his pickup around 6:50 Saturday morning in Livingston County. 29 year old Charles S. Henson was southbound on State Route D when the vehicle travelled into the northbound lane and off the east side of the roadway. The vehicle then struck a culvert and became airborne before coming to rest east of State Route D, facing southeast. Henson was transported by Livingston County Ambulance to Carroll County Memorial Hospital.

FOUR CAR PILE UP IN KIRKSVILLE SUNDAY

KTVO and KTVO dot com reports a careless driver sent four vehicles smashing into each other Sunday afternoon, and one passenger to the hospital. At around 3:10 p.m., a compact SUV was southbound at the intersection of Baltimore streets and Highway 6, in front of the Kirksville Walmart. The driver slammed her SUV into the rear bumper of a white pickup which was stopped at the intersection. This pushed the whole lane of traffic forward in a chain reaction. The injured passenger of the pickup was taken by ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center, suffering injuries to her neck. The driver of the SUV was issued a citation at the scene. Both the SUV, and the truck it collided with, sustained significant damage, and had to be towed from the scene.

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER TO BE ARRAIGNED THIS WEEK ON SEX CHARGES

A Columbia man who does substitute teaching in Missouri was arrested this past Thursday after a Monroe County Deputy said in a probable cause statement that a student in the Madison C-3 School District indicated she had been sending and receiving sexually explicit text messages, photographs and even videos with 27 year old Ty Michael Gramley after the two apparently met while he was substitute teaching at Madison. The girl said they communicated via Face book Messenger. Gramley is scheduled to be arraigned this week on one count of possessing child porn and two counts of furnishing or attempting to furnish pornographic material to a minor.  The School Superintendent said Gramley was not an employee of the School District but worked for a contractor that provides substitute teachers.

FOUR ARRESTS MADE IN SATURDAY SHOOTING IN DOWNTOWN COLUMBIA

Columbia Police arrested four suspects in connection with a shooting near the intersection of Fifth Street and Broadway on Saturday, May 11 that resulted in a victim sustaining injuries that were not life-threatening. Damion Hunt, 26, of Columbia was arrested and charged with Assault 1st, Armed Criminal Action and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Eddie Hunt, 21, of Columbia was arrested and charged with Assault 1st, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and a Probation and Parole violation on an original charge of Domestic Assault. Caleb Hunt, 21, of Columbia was arrested and charged with Assault 1st, Armed Criminal Action and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Robert Carter, 26, of Columbia was arrested and charged with Assault 1st and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Due to the swift response and thorough investigation, CPD was able to identify all of the suspects in this case and place them under arrest.  All four suspects are being held in the Boone County Jail with bond to be set.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS to remain anonymous.





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05/10/2019

TRUCK STOLEN FROM KIRKSVILLE PARKING LOT – POLICE ASK FOR HELP

Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying two people involved in a motor vehicle theft. On Wednesday, Kirksville police responded to the Menards parking lot for the report of a stolen pickup truck. During the investigation it was determined that two males were driving around the parking lot of Menards, as well as Home Depot, in a red Dodge truck. A male passenger got out of the truck and got into the victim’s truck, a blue 1998 Chevrolet. Both trucks then left the Menards parking lot. Investigators ask that if you know the location of the men or the vehicles, that you please call any of the numbers below. The Kirksville Police Department wants to remind citizens to lock their vehicles and not leave valuable items inside. It only takes a few seconds for your property to disappear. Anyone with information about this crime or any suspicious activity is encouraged to contact the Kirksville Police Department at (660) 785-6945, Central Dispatch at (660) 665-5621, the Adair County Sheriff’s Office at (660) 665-4600, anonymously at (660) 627-BUST (2878) or email police@kirksvillecity.com.

THREE INJURED IN CRASH AT CAIRO JUNCTION THURSDAY

The highway patrol said three people were injured and transported to Moberly Regional Medical Center as a result of a two car collision on US 63 at the Cairo Junction around 12:50 Thursday afternoon.  According to the report 73 year old Neta M. Pierce of Cairo was westbound and pulled into the path of a southbound auto driven by 56 year old Susan M. Hellmann of Washington, MO. A passenger in the Hellman auto, 19 year old Matthew C. Hellmann of Washington had minor injuries while the driver, Susan Hellmann had moderate injuries. Pierce also sustained minor injuries. The Cairo Rural Fire Department and Randolph County Sheriff’s office provided assistance at the scene.

CHARITON COUNTY INMATE WHO ESCAPED AND SHOT AT A DEPUTY OFFICIALLY CHARGED

The Randolph County Prosecutors office has officially filed charges against the woman who escaped custody Wednesday afternoon.  Seven charges have been filed against Sadonna Staton including escape with a deadly weapon, assault, armed criminal action and tampering with a motor vehicle.  Witnesses say the suspect took off her clothing and was naked for a period time and even went so far as climbing a telephone pole to avoid capture.  She was being returned to the Chariton County Jail after receiving medical treatment in Moberly when she eventually escaped from a deputy, fired a gun and took his pickup which she soon crashed before she was captured by officers. She’s now being held in Randolph County.

HIGH SPEED CHASE SUSPECT CHARGED THURSDAY

Brookfield Police Chief Joel Dixon told Your Source KTVO and KTVO dot com Khamis Pitiya, 40, of Kansas City, Kansas, now faces 10 new felony charges. A slew of traffic-related charges are also pending. Online court records reveal Pitiya is charged with eight counts of Resisting Arrest/Detention/Stop By Fleeing - Creating A Substantial Risk Of Serious Injury/Death To Any Person. He is also charged with two counts of Armed Criminal Action. Pitiya is being held in the Macon County Jail on $100,000 cash-only bond.

A BETTER BALTIMORE

Last week, the Missouri Department of Transportation held a public hearing in Kirksville to share the extent of improvements that will be made to Baltimore Street in 2021.  This was a design public hearing with an opportunity for anyone interested to share comments about the projects and provide specific feedback through a comment form.  If you have already completed a comment/survey form, THANK YOU! The comment period is open until Thursday, May 16th and they appreciate any feedback received.  If you’d like to file a comment survey form, you’ll find the form on MoDOT’s website

 

ROAD CLOSURES IN TRENTON SATURDAY FOR NCMC COMMENCEMENT

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, Main Street at Crowder Road and Mabel Street at 12th Street will be closed from 8:40 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. and again from 12:40 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. to allow graduates to march from Geyer Hall to the Ketcham Center for the morning and afternoon NCMC commencement ceremonies. Mabel Street at 12th will once again be blocked when each ceremony is over to allow the crowd to disperse safely out of the building. Mabel will reopen when the street is clear of pedestrians.

ROUTE 145 CLOSED DUE TO CULVERT FAILURE

PRINCETON, Mo. – Route 145 in Mercer County is now closed due to a culvert failure near Lake Paho. Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation closed Route 145 between Route B and U.S. Route 136 west of Princeton Thursday morning. Due to the culvert’s location in a conservation area with sensitive environmental issues, it may take some time before crews are able to replace the culvert and reopen the roadway. Motorists will need to use an alternate route during the closure.

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Officers worked the following on May 8th

Chillicothe Police received 96 calls for service on 05/08/2019….


ATLANTA HIGH SCHOOL RECEIVES REGIONAL AWARED IN SAFE DRIVING CAMPAIGN

On Monday, May 6, Atlanta High School was presented with a $500 grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for their educational efforts in the It Only Takes One Campaign. Atlanta was one of three schools selected in the region to receive this award. This money will be used to further highway safety educational efforts in the school. It Only Takes One is a statewide campaign among high school students that stresses the importance of making good decisions while on the road. One drink, one text, one distraction could end it all. But one click (of the seatbelt) could save your life. It runs from September to March. The Missouri teen seat belt usage rate statewide is 74%. Educating our young drivers on responsible driving habits doesn't end with the competition. Please continue to keep reminding them about the importance of wearing their seat belt every time they are in a vehicle and to NOT text and drive. 


 






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05/09/2019


WESTRAN SCHOOLS WENT INTO LOCK DOWN WHEN INMATE ESCAPES FROM DEPUTY

Westran Schools went into lockdown mode Wednesday afternoon for about 45 minutes while authorities worked to apprehend an inmate who escaped a short time earlier. The incident occurred as the inmate was being transported back to the Chariton County Jail in Keytesville  after receiving medical attention in Moberly earlier. Sgt. Eric Brown of the patrol said the inmate tried to escape custody from a Chariton County Deputy while traveling on Highway 24, near Clifton Hill at approximately 2:50 PM Wednesday.  A struggle ensued between the deputy and inmate and the inmate obtained control of a gun and fired on the deputy, who returned fire but neither were hit.  The inmate was able to escape from the deputy and stole the unmarked vehicle and fled. It didn’t take long though as the inmate crashed the vehicle and fled on foot, stripping off her clothing as she attempted to escape but  was recaptured at approximately 3:20 pm after authorities from both Chariton and Randolph County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and canine officers, chased the suspect into a wooded area near Highway 24 and County Road 1115. The Chariton County Deputy did sustain minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital for treatment. The suspect also had minor injuries that didn’t require treatment. The inmate was then transported to the Randolph County Jail.


KANSAS CITY, KANSAS MAN IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING HIGH SPEED CHASE

Our news partner, Your Source KTVO and KTVO dot com reports one person has been arrested after a high-speed chase on highway 36 that at times reached 115 miles per hour Wednesday afternoon.  Brookfield Police Chief Joel Dixon told KTVO that around 3 p.m there were several reports of a driver swerving all over the roadway, heading eastbound on Highway 36. Officers tried to stop the 1993 Honda Civic inside Brookfield city limits, but the vehicle wouldn't pull over and instead nearly collided with patrol vehicles. Communications Sgt. Justin Reiland with the Brookfield Police Department said that the speeds of the chase regularly were over 100 mph, at times reaching 115 mph.The vehicle missed at least three spike strips, but eventually did hit one west  of the Macon city limits. The car was disabled and the driver was arrested at 3:26 p.m. Officers reported seeing empty alcohol containers in the vehicle, and said the driver smelled of alcohol. The driver refused a breath test, but officers secured warrants to obtain blood samples. The driver is identified as Khamis Pitiya, 40, of Kansas City, Kansas. He is being held in the Macon County Jail on three warrants out of Platte County, for burglary, stalking, domestic assault, violation of a protection order, and DWI persistent offender. There are also multiple charges pending from the high-speed chase.


A BETTER BALTIMORE

Last week, the Missouri Department of Transportation held a public hearing in Kirksville to share the extent of improvements that will be made to Baltimore Street in 2021.  This was a design public hearing with an opportunity for anyone interested to share comments about the projects and provide specific feedback through a comment form.  If you have already completed a comment/survey form, THANK YOU! The comment period is open until Thursday, May 16th and they appreciate any feedback received.  If you’d like to file a comment survey form, you’ll find the form on MoDOT’s website or by Clicking Here!


ROAD CLOSURES IN TRENTON SATURDAY FOR NCMC COMMENCEMENT

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, Main Street at Crowder Road and Mabel Street at 12th Street will be closed from 8:40 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. and again from 12:40 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. to allow graduates to march from Geyer Hall to the Ketcham Center for the morning and afternoon NCMC commencement ceremonies. Mabel Street at 12th will once again be blocked when each ceremony is over to allow the crowd to disperse safely out of the building. Mabel will reopen when the street is clear of pedestrians.


 INTERSTATE 29 NOW OPEN

 Interstate 29 reopened to all traffic between Exit 56 and the Iowa state line. The roadway has been closed since late March for flooding. While floodwaters had receded and debris was cleared from the Missouri portion of I-29, our neighbors to the north in Iowa had significant damage to I-29 and the routes that extend east and west from I-29 in western Iowa. The closure in Missouri continued, with the exception of local traffic accessing their homes and businesses, until the Iowa Department of Transportation was able to reopen their section of I-29 this morning. Approximately eight miles north of the Missouri border, traffic moves head-to-head and a 12-foot width restriction in place. Motorists should expect delays. Over-dimension loads must use an alternate route. More than 12,000 vehicles utilize I-29 through Northwest Missouri daily to access locations in Iowa and points north. Due to the lack of detour routes in Northwest Missouri that could handle that many cars, trucks and heavy commercial vehicles, all through traffic was rerouted onto I-35 or U.S. Route 71. Many other routes throughout the region remain flooded, both in Missouri and Iowa. Travelers do not have access to several roads west of I-29 in Atchison and Holt counties due to flooding and damage. These include U.S. Routes 159 and 136, commonly referred to as the Rulo and Brownville Missouri River Crossings, which are heavily damaged and remain closed. While repairs have begun on U.S. Route 159, water remains over the road in many areas, including U.S. Route 136. This continued flooding, combined with changing weather conditions, could delay recovery and repair efforts. For updated information regarding route restoration and flooding, visit the Northwest Missouri Flooding webpage at https://www.modot.org/2019-northwest-missouri-flooding. The website provides an interative map on flooded and damaged roadways in Missouri, links to neighboring states’ information, condition and restoration photographs and several other resources. For more information about these closures, please check the Traveler Information Map on MoDOT’s website, modot.org, or call 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636.)


CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

        On Tuesday, May 7th ….

·         At approximately 4:49 a.m., Officers were dispatched to a careless and imprudent driver southbound on U.S. 65 Hwy. coming from the North.  Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.

·         At approximately 5:23 a.m., Officers were dispatched to a possible illegal burn in the area f Calhoun St. and Dickinson Ave.  Officers located the burn and advised the citizens of the ordinance for burning.  The fire was extinguished.

·         At approximately 5:46 a.m., Officers conducted follow-up on an investigation on Maple St.

·         At approximately 10:06 a.m., Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Clay St. in reference to a possible missing juvenile.  Officers discovered the juvenile was not missing and was safe.

·         At approximately 11:43 a.m., Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1400 block of Clay St.  The incident was determined to be verbal and one party left.

·         At approximately 2:30 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a well-being check in the 400 block of Clay St.  Officers assisted the person with a place to stay.

·         At approximately 3:56 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a well-being check in the 600 block of Williams St.  The person was found to be okay.

·         At approximately 4:46 p.m., Officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 300 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy.

·         At approximately 5:44 p.m., Officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 600 block of Walnut St.

·         At approximately 7:11 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1200 block of Green St.  The incident was determined to be verbal and one party left.

·         At approximately 11:05 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a noise complaint in the 900 block of Third St.  Officers discovered there was a verbal argument and it was resolved.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 101 calls for service on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019.


LAW ENFORCEMENT PAYS RESPECT TO THOSE KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY

This past Saturday, the law enforcement community honored officers killed in the line of duty, whose names are etched in the Wall of Honor of the Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial. A post on the Missouri Department of Corrections Facebook page was a reminder that Included on the wall is Corrections Officer Thomas Jackson, who was killed in the line of duty in 1983 when offenders at Moberly Correctional Center attacked him with a homemade weapon.  His family members attended Saturday's ceremony. New additions to the wall include four Missouri officers killed in 2018: Greene County Deputy Sheriff Aaron Paul Roberts, Miller County Deputy Sheriff Casey L. Shoemate, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Melissa S. Morrow and Clinton Police Department Officer Christopher Ryan Morton.




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05/08/2019

TWO CHILLICOTHE WOMEN SUSTAINED MINOR INJURIES IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY CRASH

The Highway Patrol said a two vehicle crash on Route V, 2 miles east of Chillicothe in Livingston County Tuesday night around 6:40 pm resulted in minor injuries for both drivers. 58 year old Mona J. Cunningham was westbound on Route V and 18 year old Jazamen R. Campbell was northbound on LIV 251. The investigation revealed Campbell failed to yield to the Cunningham auto and make a left hand turn on to Route V and was struck in the passenger side by the Cunningham vehicle. After impact, the Cunningham auto began to skid counter-clockwise and came to rest in the westbound lane of the highway while the Campbell vehicle began to skid off the north side of the highway. Both Chillicothe women were transported by Chillicothe EMS to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment. In addition to Chillicothe EMS, the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department was also on scene providing assistance.

BROOKFIELD POLICE MAKE QUICK ARREST IN RECENT BURGLARY

Sunday morning just after 9am, Brookfield Police officers responded to a business in the 500 block of South Main Street for a report of a burglary. The reporting party stated sometime between Saturday night at 10:30 and Sunday morning at 8:40 AM, an unknown suspect(s) entered the building and stole approximately $3080.00 in U.S. currency and coin. Officers collected multiple pieces of physical evidence from the scene and reviewed security video of the incident. Officers then reviewed security video from other area sources. Officers were able to identify one of the suspects as Dakota Blackburn, 25 of Columbia. On Monday, a Linn County warrant was issued for Blackburn's arrest.  Shortly before 4 o’clock Monday afternoon, the Columbia Police Department arrested Blackburn on the Linn County warrant. Blackburn is currently awaiting extradition to Linn County.  Blackburn is charged with Burglary and Stealing (bond $10,000.00 cash only).  Officers are still searching for one other person-of-interest in connection with the incident.a sources. Officers were able to identify one of the suspects as Dakota Blackburn, 25 of Columbia. On May 6, a Linn County warrant was issued for Blackburn's arrest. Blackburn is charged with Burglary and Stealing (bond $10,000.00 cash only). On May 6 shortly before 1600 hrs., the Columbia Police Department arrested Blackburn on the Linn County warrant. Blackburn is currently awaiting extradition to Linn County. Officers are still searching for one other person-of-interest in connection with the incident.

HIGHWAY PATROL  ARRESTS

A Moberly man was arrested around 9 o’clock Tuesday morning on Iowa Fugitive from Out of State warrant. 35 year old Joseph R. Hicks was transported to the Randolph County Jail. At 9:35 AM Tuesday morning, 36 year old Glenda S. Kirkendoll of Moberly was arrested for possession of Marijuana – Prior Offense and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Prior Offense. She was also taken to the Randolph County Jail and later released.

NEW POLICE CHIEF NAMED FOR KIRKSVILLE

Your Source, KTVO and KTVO dot com reports the City of Kirksville announced Monday morning that Deputy Police Chief Steve Farnsworth from the Kirksville Police Department has been promoted to police chief. He will officially begin his duties as police chief on September 4, 2019. Current Kirksville Police Chief Jim Hughes previously announced his retirement effective in September 2019.

SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS IN TROOP B THIS MONTH

Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces that sometime this month troopers will be participating in special enforcement operations in addition to the Memorial Day weekend enforcement campaign.  Sometime during the month of May, DWI saturations will occur in Chariton and Linn counties while selective traffic enforcement operations will be held in Adair, Macon, and Randolph counties.  The goal of these operations is to detect hazardous moving violations, speed limit violations, and other violations that are contributing factors to traffic crashes. Plus, Click It seat belt enforcement operations will be held in Marion County.  Captain Wilt urges all citizens to help law enforcement efforts to apprehend impaired drivers and prevent traffic crashes.  If you suspect a motorist of driving while impaired or observe a vehicle being driven in an erratic manner, contact the nearest law enforcement agency.  The Highway Patrol toll-free numbers for reporting emergencies are 1-800-525-5555 or cellular *55.

INSPECTOR MECHANIC TESTING CHANGE

We also have a change in schedule to report from the Troop B of the Highway Patrol that the Inspector Mechanic test scheduled for today, May 8th, will not be held due to the observation of Truman Day.  Testing is held on the second Wednesday of each month at 1716 Prospect Drive, Macon, Missouri 63552.  The public may contact the Motor Vehicle Inspection Division at Troop B with any questions by calling 660-385-2132.  




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05/07/2019

ATLANTA TEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN UTV CRASH

The Highway Patrol reports 15 year old Hayley N. Berry of Atlanta sustained serious injuries while operating a UTV on private property at 518 West Marion Street in Atlanta shortly before 7 PM last (MON) night. According to the report, Berry served to avoid an animal and overturned. She was transported by Macon County Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

ANOTHER UTV ACCIDENT IN SULLIVAN COUNTY

Another accident involving a UTV occurred in Sullivan County on highway 6, five miles easts of Milan around 5:25 PM Monday.  63 year old James T. Heaton of Green City was eastbound on a UTV and had slowed to make a left turn when another eastbound auto driven by 38 year old AbDoul M. NSungula of Kirksville attempted to pass and struck the UTV. Heaton received minor injuries and was transported by private vehicle to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment. The Sullivan County Sheriff’s office and Sullivan County Ambulance assisted at the scene.

TRUCK DRIVER KILLED IN CARROLL COUNTY MONDAY MORNING

The Major Crash Investigative Unit of the Highway Patrol worked a fatality wreck in Carroll County around 6:30 Monday morning on MO 10 eastbound, just east of County Road 121. The report indicated 43 year old Matthew C. Vignere, a truck driver from Kansas City, MO was eastbound when his tractor trailer unit travelled off the right side of the roadway. The driver overcorrected and the unit returned to the roadway and overturned before skidding off the right side of the road where it struck an embankment before coming to rest. The driver was pronounced at the scene by the Carroll County Coroner.  This year in Troop A there has been 27 fatal crashes resulting in a total of 32 fatalities.

RAILROAD BRIDGE CLOSED IN CHILLICOTHE

This past Friday, May 3rd just after 4 PM, Chillicothe Police Officers responded to the Canadian Pacific Bridge on Ryan Lane west of Mitchell Road to a two vehicle injury accident.  Officers report an eastbound vehicle and a westbound vehicle collided near the crest of the bridge.  The westbound vehicle over-corrected traveling off the north side of the bridge, causing the vehicle to fall approximately 24 ½ feet to the railway line below.  The driver of this vehicle sustained serious injuries and was extricated from the vehicle and flown by Life Flight to an area hospital for treatment.  The eastbound struck the south railing of the bridge and continued eastbound off of the bridge into a field.  The driver of the eastbound vehicle sustained minor injuries and was released from the scene.  Due to significant damage to the bridge because of the accident, the bridge is no longer in useable condition and is closed for any vehicular travel.  Ryan lane is closed from Mitchell Road to Industrial Road and is blocked off by temporary barricades.  Permanent barricades will be installed.  Officers were assisted by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services, Chillicothe Street Department, Livingston County Sheriff’s Department, Canadian Pacific Railway Police, Crew of the Canadian Railway, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing, and Life Flight Eagle.

 

MEXICO PUBLIC SAFETY INVESTIGATES REPORT OF GUNSHOTS FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

This past Friday, May 3rd at approximately 3:32PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 1000 block of West Breckenridge in reference to a report of gunshots.  Responding personnel learned that two vehicles met in that block and the occupants shot at each other before both vehicles left the area.  Further investigation has revealed that one of the vehicles was hit, as was an uninvolved vehicle that was in the area.  This was a continuation of an ongoing disagreement between the people involved. The next day, Saturday, at approximately 2:22PM, officers responded to the 600 block of West Boulevard in reference to a disturbance involving a gun.  Responding personnel learned that there was an argument between several people, and as one group drove away, one other involved person ran after the vehicle and shot at it.  There was no property damaged in the Saturday incident and no injuries from either incident. When the investigation into the incidents is concluded, the full report will be sent to the Audrain County Prosecuting Attnorney for the filing of charges against some of the people involved. Anyone with information about these or any other crimes is asked to contact CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 392-TIPS or (800) 392-8477 or Mexico Public Safety at (573) 473-5800 or (573) 581-2100. 

 

SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT OPERATION CONDUCTED IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY

Starting at 7 o’clock this past Friday night, Troop H of the Highway Patrol conducted a DWI saturation in Livingston County and for the next 8 hours a total of 4 officers patrolled Livingston County with a goal of detecting impaired drivers and other traffic ciolations that contribute to traffic crashes. As a result, there was one felony drug arrest, seven misdemeanor drug arrests, 22 traffic citations issued, and 35 warnings given.  The saturation ended at 3 AM Saturday morning.

 

MULTIPLE AGENCIES RESPOND TO ACCIDENT NEAR CORRECTIONAL CENTER

The Moberly Police Department, Moberly Fire Department, Highway Patrol and the Randolph County Ambulance District responded to a one vehicle accident involving an electrical pole on Business Route 63, just north of the Moberly Correctional Center around 1 AM Sunday morning. According to a post on the Moberly PD Facebook page, Ameren US also responded to the scene to stabilize the electrical pole which was also believed to be the cause of an electrical outage for customers in the area. The occupants of the vehicle had minor injuries.




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05/03/2019

HEAD ON CRASH IN SHELBY COUNTY

Both vehicles were totaled and both drivers escaped with only minor injuries in a head on crash just after 6:30 last (Thurs) night. The highway patrol said the incident happened on Highway 151, east of Hager’s Grove when an eastbound car driven by 60 year old Rhonda R. Bichsel of Leonard crossed the center line and struck a westbound auto drivene by 67 year old Stanley R. Franke of Novelty resulting in the Bichsel car overturning. Bichel was transported by private vehicle to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment, while Franke was taken by private vehicle to Samaritan Hospital for treatment. The patrol was assisted by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department, Clarence Fire Department, Clarence Police Department and the Salt River Ambulance District.

SIX PEOPLE TAKEN TO AREA HOSPITAL FOLLOWING WRECK

The highway patrol reports 6 people, 2 with moderate injuries were taken to an area hospital following a collision on US 63, two miles north of La Plata at 6:16 last (Thurs) night. The wreck occurred when an eastbound vehicle driven by 16 year old Ben E. Larson of La Plata failed to yield and attempted to cross highway 63 and was struck by a northbound auto driven by 71 year old Richard Leir of Rapid City, SD. Leir and his wife, Eileen R. Leir, age 66, both had minor injuries and were transported to Northeast Regional Medical Center by Adair County Ambulance for treatment. 2 people in the Larson auto had moderate injuries. They were identified as 13 year old Elaine and 11 year old Olivia Larson, both sisters of the driver. They were also transported by Adair County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center. Two other passengers in the Larson vehicle, additional sisters of the driver had minor injuries and were taken by private auto to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment. They were identified as 8 year old Rachel and 4 year old Rebecca Larson. The patrol was assisted at the scene  by the La Plata Police Department, the La Plata Fire Department, Macon County EMS, Adair County Ambulance, Kirksville Fire Department and the Adair County Sheriff’s Department.

MOBERLY WOMAN HURT IN BOONE COUNTY ACCIDENT

The highway patrol said a Moberly woman was taken to Univesity Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries after her vehicle hydroplaned on westbound Interstate 70 at the 115 mile marker at 7:45 Thursday morning. A vehicle driven by 21 year old Christina K. Williams travelled off the left side of the highway and struck a wall, then returned to the roadway and went off the right side of the highway and struck the opposite wall. Her auto had extensive damage. Williams was transported to University Hospital via Emergency Services.

BROOKFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING

The Brookfield Police Department released the following on Social Media on May 2nd

REMINDER ABOUT ROCHEPORT BRIDGE REPAIRS STARTING SATURDAY

 Again, a reminder that Eastbound Interstate 70 will be down to one lane at the Missouri River bridge near Rocheport for several days as emergency repairs are made to an expansion joint on the bridge. Missouri Department of Transportation crews will begin making the repairs at 7 p.m. on Saturday, and will work 24 hours per day until the project is complete. MoDOT anticipates the emergency work lasting through Wednesday, but says weather or other potential work delays could cause the project to go longer into the week. Crews will start work on the eastbound driving lane. When that is completed work will switch to the passing lane. Speed limits will be reduced to 45 mph while work takes place. Motorists should expect significant congestion and delays, particularly during peak traffic times, such as morning and evening rush hours. If possible, drivers are encouraged to take alternative routes around the work zone, such as U.S. Routes 50 and 36. Westbound lanes on the bridge will remain open throughout the project and westbound traffic is expected to flow normally.




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05/02/2019

FLOODED ROADS RESULTED IN SEVERAL RESCUES

Motorists in several counties had to be rescued from rapidly rising flood waters due to the heavy rains this week.  Flash flood watches and flash flood warnings remain in effect for much of Missouri this morning, including many counties in our listening areas as any rain that falls over saturated ground can quickly lead o rising waters. If you come across a flooded road, remember, “Turn Around – Don’t Drown”. Visit the travelers information map at MoDOT.org for the latest information on flooded roadways.

SALISBURY DRIVER RECEIVED MINOR INJUIRIES

The Bynumville Fire Department and Chariton County Sheriff’s Department assisted the highway patrol at the scene of a one vehicle wreck just before 6 PM Wednesday on Hamden Road, west of MO 129. According to the report, 51 year old Laurie A. Hurt of Salisbury was westbound when her vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a ditch. Hurt sustained minor injuries and was transported by Chariton County Ambulance to Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment.

TREASURER OF HANNIBAL CHURCH SENTENCED FOR WIRE

Donald Ray White, 69, Hannibal, MO, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $289,412.02 for embezzling monies from Antioch Baptist Church of Hannibal in which he was the treasurer in a scheme that lasted over two decades.   As treasurer of Antioch Baptist Church of Hannibal, White independently oversaw the church’s bank account.  In this role, White was an authorized signatory on the bank account, made the majority of all deposits into the checking account, and was required to submit payments on behalf of the church. White was not entitled to a salary or payment for his services to the church. Investigation confirmed that while serving as treasurer, White fraudulently used the bank’s checking account to issue checks to himself and to make purchases on his behalf and the behalf of others. Donald Ray White pleaded guilty in federal court to one felony count of wire fraud in January of this year, and was sentenced this week. The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated this case along with the Ralls County Sheriff’s Department, the Hannibal Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.  This case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Dianna R. Collins.

PATROL MAKES TWO DRUG ARRESTS IN SULLIVAN COUNTY AMONG OTHERS

The highway patrol make two drug related arrests in Sullivan County Wednesday night at 6:54 PM. 33 year old Dwane C. Rouse of Green Castle was charged with felony distribution of a controlled substance, felony possession of a controlled substance – Methamphetamine, possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia as well as a felony charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Also arrested at the same time was 38 year old Brittany N. Wright of Green Castle. She was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance – Methamphetamine, possession of less than 10 grams of Marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Both were transported to the Sullivan County jail in Milan and later released. The patrol also reports the arrest of 24 year old John P. Boren of La Plata at 11:11 AM Wednesday morning. He is facing Adair County charges of felony possession of a controlled substance – Methamphetamine and felony possession of drug paraphernalia. The report also indicated he is a prior offender and was transported to the Adair County Jail in Kirksville and placed on a 24 hour hold. At 7:43 AM Wednesday morning, a Kirksville woman, 24 year old Drew C. Donoho was placed on a 24 hour hold at the Adair County Jail on several felony charges including felong possession of a controlled substance – Methamphetamine, plus two felony possession charges of controlled substances in pill form. She was also charged with 2 felony counts of stealing a motor vehicle, possession of less than 10 grams of Marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Also facing those same charges as Donoho is 24 year old Kaleb D. McKim of Kirksville who was arrested just minutes earlier at 7:34 AM and he was also placed on a 24 hour hold at the Adair County Jail. McKim also received one additional felony charge of stealing more than $750.  Troop B also reports the arrest of a Moberly man Tuesday at 4:34 PM. 69 year old Robert W. Jones of Moberly was taken to the Randolph county Jail in Huntsville on felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony unlawful possession of a firearm and felony unlawful possession of a weapon (knuckles). Jones had been arrested a couple of hours earlier for C & I Driving

INCIDENTS WORKED BY THE MEXICO PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT

On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at approximately 6:22AM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the area of N Jefferson and Pearson in reference to a burning electric transformer with some arcing power lines on the ground.  Responding personnel secured the area to ensure everyone stayed safely away and to prevent the spread of fire.  Ameren responded within about 30 minutes and made repairs.  There were no injuries from the incident. At approximately 8:23AM, Wednesday, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 1400 block of W Liberty in reference to loose livestock.  The caller reported seeing a young bull fall from a livestock trailer that was being pulled into town from MO Highway FF.  After officers were on scene, the owner returned, advising he was taking some of his cattle to a local veterinarian when the incident occurred. Officers worked to keep the bull out of traffic and keep people away so the animal remains calm.  The owner is working with personnel from Midwest Exchange Regional Stockyards to safely remove the bull. There have been no injuries or property damage.

COLUMBIA FIRE DEPARTMENT CALLED TO ASPEN HEIGHTS APARTMENTS

 The Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to a commercial structure fire at Aspen Heights Apartments, located at 3701 Aspen Heights Parkway on Tuesday night at 9:50pm. Units from the Columbia Fire Department arrived approximately nine minutes later and observed light smoke coming from the roof.  Crews deployed a ladder to access the attic where fire and smoke were observed .  Crews used a preconnected hose line to extinguish the fire and had it under control in approximately ten minutes. A fire investigator was dispatched to the scene to perform a fire origin and cause investigation.  It was determined the fire originated in the attic and was the result of a lightning strike.  Damage is estimated at $30,000. Seven units form the Columbia Fire Department responded to this call.  There were no reported injuries

LIGHTENING CAUSE OF STRUCTURE FIRE ON BRACKENFILL COURT

Fire investigators have determined the cause of the fire on Brackenhill Court in Columbia was also lightning.  Damage was estimated at $50,000. We told you yesterday morning the Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to a large two story residence Tuesday, at 4:33pm and upon arrival observed fire coming from the roof of the home. The fire was brought under control in approximately 20 minutes. No one other than the family dog was home at the time of the fire and there were no reported injuries.

VENDERS CAN NOW APPLY TO PARTITICPATE IN RAILROAD DAYS CELEBRATION

Railroad Days in Moberly is fast approaching. This years event is scheduled for June 12th through the 15th. The Moberly Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications from venders who would like to participate in the celebration, and more details regarding the 2019 event will be released soon, but make sure Moberly’s Railroad Days is marked on your calendar for June 12th – 15th.

EMERGENCY REPAIRS WILL CLOSE ONE LANE OF I70 AT ROCHEPORT BRIDGE STARTING SATURDAY

 Eastbound Interstate 70 will be down to one lane at the Missouri River bridge near Rocheport for several days as emergency repairs are made to an expansion joint on the bridge. Missouri Department of Transportation crews will begin making the repairs at 7 p.m. on Saturday, and will work 24 hours per day until the project is complete. MoDOT anticipates the emergency work lasting through Wednesday, but says weather or other potential work delays could cause the project to go longer into the week. Crews will start work on the eastbound driving lane. When that is completed work will switch to the passing lane. Speed limits will be reduced to 45 mph while work takes place. Motorists should expect significant congestion and delays, particularly during peak traffic times, such as morning and evening rush hours. If possible, drivers are encouraged to take alternative routes around the work zone, such as U.S. Routes 50 and 36. Westbound lanes on the bridge will remain open throughout the project and westbound traffic is expected to flow normally.

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY OF CALLS

Officers with the Chillicothe PD responded to the following incidents on Tuesday ….

Officers conducted numerous traffic stops, building checks and responded to 77 calls for service.




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05/01/2019

FLOODED ROADS FROM HEAVY RAINS

Numerous roads across the area and state are flooded after heavy rains overnight. If you’re going to be travelling today, you’d best start your journey by visiting the MoDOT Travelers Information map where you’ll get the latest on road conditions, what’s flooded and what’s not all  across the state. Visit MoDot.org for more information.

THREE DEAD AFTER VEHICLE CRASHES AND CATCHES FIRE

Three people are dead after a single vehicle crash in Ray County around 4:15 Tuesday afternoon. The patrol said the wreck occurred on Highway D, approximately one half mile east of Highway C. 24 year old Kara N. Frisch of Polo was the driver and the auto traveled off the right side of the roadway, overturned, struck a tree and caught fire. In addition to the driver, 26 year old Andrew M. Fleming of Polo and 42 year old Bradley S. Ahart of Kingston were pronounced dead at the scene by the Ray County Coroner and all three bodies were transported to Frontier Forensics in Kansas City.

TWO TRANSPORTED TO HOSPITAL AFTER AUTO HYDROPLANED ON ROADWAY DURING STORM

Two Macon residents, 39 year old Felicia D. Jennings and 14 year old Alex L. Jennings both sustained minor injuries and were transported by Macon County Ambulance to Samaritan Hospital in Macon for treatment after the vehicle they were in hydroplaned on the roadway during a heavy rain around 8:49 pm last (Tues) night. That accident occurred on US 63 northbound, 2 miles north of Atlanta. Their car travelled into the median and overturned coming to rest on its top. The patrol was assisted at the scene by the Atlanta Fire Department and the Macon County Rural Fire Department.

TWO PEOPLE BUSTED WHEN BROOKFIELD POLICE EXECUTE SEARCH WARRANT

This past Monday at 3:23 AM, Brookfield Police officers executed a search warrant in the 700 block of South Main Street. During the execution of the search warrant, officers recovered multiple pieces of drug paraphernalia and several caches of a crystal like substance that would field-test positive for methamphetamine. The total weight of the crystal like substance was approximately 73 grams with a "street value" of over $5800.00. Officers also seized multiple cell phones and U.S. currency. Arrested in connection with the search warrant were Gary Smith, 36 of Brookfield and Tiffany Mayfield, 32 of Marceline. Smith and Mayfield have both been charged with Felony Trafficking 1st Degree. The Brookfield Police Department was assisted in the investigation by the North Missouri Drug Task Force and the Linn County Missouri Prosecuting Attorney.

SUSPECTS NAME RELEASED IN INCIDENT INJURED MEXICO PULBIC SAFETY OFFICER

We told you yesterday (TUES) that on Monday, April 29, 2019, at approximately 12:14AM, the Mexico Public Safety Department conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of W Promenade.  During the stop, it was determined that the driver had an active arrest warrant, but the driver drove from the scene before he could safely be taken into custody.  An officer received minor injuries during the event. The driver was Trevor B Pepper, age 21 of Mexico.  Follow up investigation has indicated Pepper was not injured during the incident, and is not an immediate danger to himself or others.  The events of the traffic stop are still under investigation and will be forwarded to the Audrain County Prosecutor when concluded.

LARGE HOME CATCHES FIRE ON BRACKENHILL COURT IN COLUMBIA

The Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 7252 Brackenhill Court on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 4:33pm. Fire units arrived approximately seven minutes later and observed fire coming from the roof of a large, two story residence.  Fire crews began an aggressive offensive fire attack coordinating an aerial device with a preconnected hose line.  Initial reports indicated there may be a dog in the home but the occupants were not there. rews brought the fire under control in approximately 20 minutes.  The dog was found outside and it is believed it exited the structure on its own.  There was no one home at the time of the event. Fire investigators are on the scene performing a fire origin and cause investigation. Seven units from the Columbia Fire Department responded to this call.  There were no reported injuries. Additional information regarding the origin and cause will be released as it becomes available.

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

Chillicothe PD reports the following calls from Monday …

Officers conducted numerous traffic stops, building checks and responded to 104 calls for service.

BALTIMORE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED THURSDAY

Individuals are invited to a public hearing that will discuss a future Baltimore improvement project that will go from just north of Illinois Street to just south of Patterson Street. The project will include resurfacing, American with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements and drainage improvements The hearing is planned for Thursday, May 2nd, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Adair County Annex Building, located at 300 North Franklin Street in Kirksville. Maps and drawings will be available for viewing, and MoDOT representatives will be on hand to explain the project and answer any questions. This meeting will be an open house style meeting, so individuals may drop by anytime. MoDOT will also be accepting comments on the proposed project. If you cannot attend the meeting, it will also be offered as a virtual meeting or you will be able to find information about the project online at www.modot.org/northeast.

LARGEST CLASS IN HISTORY OF NCMC TO GRADUATE MAY 11TH

North Central Missouri College 2019 Commencement will be held on May 11, 2019 with two ceremonies; the morning ceremony beginning at 9:00 a.m. honoring all associate degrees and certificates that are non-nursing and the afternoon ceremony beginning at 1:00 p.m. honoring nursing certificates, degrees, and pinnings. Both commencement ceremonies will be held at the Ketcham Community Center on the Main campus located in Trenton, Missouri and this year marks the 92nd commencement ceremony and the largest in the history of the college. 

CAUGHRON WINS NATIONAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR AWARD

Jayme Caughron, who currently serves as the director of the Grand River Technical School, Chillicothe, Missouri, was selected to receive the 2019 National School Administrator Award, sponsored by Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). Caughron supports FCCLA membership, fundraising, and national program activities by promoting student-organized events through both school email and social media. She encourages her Family and Consumer Sciences classes to spearhead involvements in integrated FCCLA curriculum, encouraging leadership activities that benefit the students and the community. Caughron volunteers at FCCLA events and assists advisers with scheduling, time, and transportation. She spearheaded the addition of the hospitality and tourism program at the school and encouraged FCCLA membership and participation by coming up with a flexible solution of having two different affiliation options to meet student needs. Caughron will receive the award during the 2019 FCCLA National Leadership Conference, to be held June 30-July 4 in Anaheim, CA.




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April 30th, 2019

BODY RECOVERED FROM LAKE – AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING

This past Friday, April 26th, 2019 at approximately 8:50 AM, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded just south of Polo, MO, at Hide-A-Way Lakes at the request of the Caldwell County Sheriff's Department after a body was located in the water. Troop H marine enforcement troopers recovered the body of a white male.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol has positively identified the deceased as Austin S. Kincade, 30, from Rayville, Missouri.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol's Division Of Drug and Crime Control investigators are leading the investigation. An autopsy is pending and further information will be provided when it becomes available.

WOMAN FALLS FROM CLIFF AT PINNACLES YOUTH PARK NORTH OF COLUMBIA

Crews from the Boone County Fire Protection District responded to the Pinnacles Youth Park, north of Columbia Monday afternoon after a 20 year old woman fell about 15 foot down a ridge at the park. Over two dozen firefighters were involved in the rescue and had to use ropes and a cradle to move the woman up a steep slope to a safe area. The steep incline and muddy conditions made the work even more challenging for firefighters. The woman, whose name was not released, was transported to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of a leg injury. First Responders participated in a drill at the Pinnacles this past Saturday.

MEXICO PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER INJURED

Early Monday morning, at approximately 12:14AM, officers with the Mexico Public Safety Department conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of West Promenade in Mexico..  During the stop it was determined that the driver and only occupant, a 21 year-old Mexico man, had a felony warrant for his arrest out of the Audrain County Circuit Court.  As officers attempted to arrest the man, he began to drive away from the stop.  An officer, who was partially in the vehicle as the man drove away, was taken about two blocks.  During this time, the officer’s gun discharged, the officer fell from the car, and the suspect drove from the scene, east on Promenade.  Other officers and deputies from the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office looked for the suspect and his vehicle and were unable to locate him.  The officer was taken to SSM Health / St. Mary’s Hospital-Audrain, where he was treated for minor injuries and released.  The name of the suspect was not released as this is an ongoing investigation.

GUN DISCHARGED – MEXICO MAN ARRESTED

On Saturday, at approximately 1:21AM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 100 block of E Monroe in reference to a disturbance where a gun had been fired.  Responding officers located Tyrone Lee a couple of blocks away and took him into custody without incident.  Lee was processed at MPSD, and taken to the Audrain County Jail to post bond on two counts of Unlawful Use of Weapon and one count of Possession of Marijuana (less than 10 grams).  There were no injuries from the incident.

TRANSFORMER FIRE IN MEXICO SATURDAY NIGHT

On Saturday, at approximately 11:15 PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 400 block of Wade Street in reference to an electric transformer on fire.  Responding personnel stood by to keep people safely out of the area and ensure the fire did not spread to other areas. The local utility that serves the area responded in approximately 15 minutes and shut off the transformer’s power supply.  There were no injuries from the incident.

DAVIESS COUNTY WRECK RESULTS IN SERIOUS INJURIES FOR DRIVER

The Highway Patrol said an Altamont man sustained serious injuries in a single vehicle crash on I-35 northbound, one mile west of Winston in Daviess County, just before 12:30 AM, Monday. He also picked up a slew of new charges including DWI as an Aggravated Offender, Failure to comply with Ignition Interlock, No License, Failure to drive in a single lane on a roadway having 3 or more lanes, No Insurance and no seat belt. According to the report, 24 year old Devin L. Hall was northbound when his auto travelled off the east side of the road, struck an embankment and overturned coming to rest on its top in the passing lane. Hall was transported by Daviess County Ambulance to Liberty Hospital. The Daviess County Sheriff’s Department and EMS provided on scene assistance.

MILAN WOMAN ARRESTED ON FELONY CHARGES

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of 28 year old Shellyann N. Rosales of Milan just after 11 o’clock Monday morning. She was taken to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office on a 24 hour hold. She was charged with Felony Second Degree Assault, felony possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

BRAYMER WOMAN ARRESTED BY THE PATROL

37 year old Michelle L. Booth of Braymer was arrested by a State Trooper in Livingston County at 10:47 PM Sunday night. The report said Booth was charged with Driving while intoxicated, failure to signal and no insurance. She was transported to the Chillicothe Police Department and later released.

NWMO MAN ARRESTED FOR KIDNAPPING, SEXUAL TRAFFICKING OF A CHILD & SODOMY

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control reports the arrest of Austin E. Myers, 65, of Denver, Missouri, for kidnapping, sexual trafficking of a child, and sodomy.  The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by the Sheriff’s Offices of Worth County, Missouri, and Columbia County, Georgia, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Nodaway County Juvenile Office, and the assistance of the Voices of Courage Child Advocacy Center, of St. Joseph, Missouri. On Wednesday evening, April 24, 2019, the Worth County Sheriff’s Office was informed of the possible location of a “runaway” juvenile, by the Columbia County, Georgia, Sheriff’s Office.  The juvenile was reported to have run away from her home in Georgia and possibly at a residence on Highway M, in Denver, Missouri.  Deputies from the Worth County Sheriff’s and a Trooper from the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the residence, in an attempt to make contact with the juvenile.  Upon arrival, officers made contact with the juvenile from Georgia and Myers, who was the resident of the home.  Preliminary investigation indicated, the juvenile had “run away,” from her home in Georgia and was at the residence upon her own volition.  The juvenile was taken into custody and transported from the residence by the Nodaway County Juvenile Office, which serves Worth County.  On Thursday, an interview of the juvenile was conducted by the Voices of Courage Child Advocacy Center, of St. Joseph, Missouri.  The interview was attended by investigators of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control.  The interview and further investigative leads indicated the juvenile had not been at Myers’ residence willingly. On Friday, investigators of the Division of Drug and Crime Control and deputies of the Worth County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at Myers’ residence located on Highway M, in Denver, Missouri.  As a result of their search, investigators seized computer equipment believed to have been used during the crimes.  Members of the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Digital Forensics Investigative Unit conducted forensic examinations on the computer equipment seized.  As a result of the investigation, Myers was arrested and transported to the Worth County Sheriff’s Office. The Worth County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office formally charged Myers with first degree kidnapping, second degree sexual trafficking of a child, and first-degree sodomy.  Myers’ bond was set at $125,000.00.  He is currently being held at the Ringgold County Jail, in Mount Ayr, Iowa.  Myers is being housed in Iowa, based on a standing agreement between both states and the sheriffs’ offices.  The investigation continues by the Division of Drug and Crime Control and the Worth County Sheriff’s Office.




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April 29th, 2019

ACCIDENT IN GRUNDY COUNTY

A driver from St. Joseph had moderate injuries after crashing his vehicle on MO 146 at Route CC – one mile west of Brimson around 9:36 AM Sunday. The patrol said 29 year old Kristopher R. Fowler was traveling eastbound when he auto ran off the road and struck a highway sign. The driver over corrected and the auto returned to the roadway and then went off the other side of the road, travelled into a ditch and overturned, coming to rest upright on a barb wire fence. Fowler was transported to Harrison County Community Hospital b y Grundy County EMS. The investigating trooper was assisted by a patrol Sergeant and the Grundy County Sheriff’s department.  

SINGLE VEHICLE HOWARD COUNTY WRECK

A  one vehicle wreck occurred at 2:50 AM Sunday morning in Howard County on  County Road 453 at the Davis Dale Conservation Area. The Highway Patrol reports 24 year old Jaskson D. Adair of Warrensburg was entering the parking lot when his pickup struck a large boulder. Adair had moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for t treatment. The Howard County Sheriff’s office provided assistance.

TROOPERS MAKE SEVERAL ARRESTS OVER THE WEEKEND

The highway patrol reports several arrests over the weekend. 34 year old Raymond A. Treon of Excello was arrested just before 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon in Adair County for felony trafficking drugs second degree – Methamphetamine, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to place vehicle not in motion as far to the right as practical. He was transported to the Adair County Jail in Kirksville. At 6:21 AM Sunday, 21 year old Briar L. Stewart of Marceline was processed at the Brookfield Police Department and later released after being charged with Driving while Intoxicated – 1st offense and Careless and Imprudent driving. During the noon hour Saturday, a trooper arrested a fugitive from out of state in Sullivan County. According to the report 43 year old Shawn P. Rentfro of Kansas City, KS was held with no bond at the Sullivan County Sheriff’s office. 34 year old James L. Dowling of Moberly was arrested at 8:28 AM Saturday and taken to the Randolph County Jail on a felony Randolph County warrant for steeling. At 12:54 AM Saturday, 23 year old Dalton L. Sizemore of Milan was arrested in Linn County and later released on a DWI prior offender charge and Driving while Suspended. At 12:36 AM Sunday, 23 y ear old Austin J. Reynolds of Green City was taken to the Sullivan County and later released after being charged with DWI, Possession of less than 10 grams of Marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

COLUMIA POLICE SERVE SEARCH WARRANT FOR DRUGS & FIREARMS

The Columbia Police Department served a search warrant at 1701 Hanover Blvd. on Friday, April 26 at approximately 3:45 p.m. The warrant was served with the assistance of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) after a narcotics investigation was conducted in partnership with the East Central Drug Task Force, the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and detectives with the Vehicle, Narcotic and Organized Crime Unit (VNOC). Detectives seized a package from a local package delivery service after a Columbia Police K-9 detected the odor of narcotics omitting from the package. A search warrant was obtained for the package, and approximately 5 pounds of methamphetamine was found in the package. Detectives organized a controlled delivery of the package to the intended address. The occupants of the residents accepted the package and afterward a search warrant was obtained for the residence. SWAT made entry and located the package and a total of 12 guns inside. Three of the guns had been reported stolen. Both occupants of the residence were convicted felons, which prohibits the possession of firearms. The occupants of the residence were arrested for narcotics and firearm charges. They were later identified as Cassiopeia Blaise, 34, and Bryan Tullous, 36, of Columbia.




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April 26th , 2019

TWO IN CUSTODY AFTER PICKUP REPORTED STOLEN IN IOWA

KTVO and KTVO dot com reports just before 8 a.m. Thursday, the Adair County E-911 Center received a call regarding two men picking up tools and a large tool box from the roadway near the intersection of Highway 63 and Route AA just north of Sublette in Adair County. Adair County sheriff's deputies responded and started talking with the men.  It was determined that the truck they were in had been reported stolen from the Knoxville, Iowa, area.  Deputies took the men into custody, and they were taken to the Adair County Detention Center without incident. Both men are awaiting formal charges by the Adair County prosecuting attorney.

WAYLAND MAN ARRESTED ON CLARK COUNTY WARRANT

A northern Missouri man has been arrested on Clark County warrant charging him with Domestic Assault in the 3rd Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, in the 2nd Degree. According to Clark County Sheriff Shawn Webster, Trenton Andrews, 33, of Wayland, Missouri, was arrested at his home over the weekend. Webster stated that after serving the warrant, Andrews was later charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), a Class D felony, and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Andrews was transported to the Clark County Detention Center where he was booked into the Clark County Detention Center. Andrews is being held at the Clark County Detention Center on a $35,000 cash-only bond for possession of meth and drug paraphernalia and a $15,000 cash-only bond for domestic assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

MERCER DRIVER INJURED IN PUTNAM COUNTY CRASH

It happened at 6:45 Thursday morning in Putnam County on State Highway 139 at the Route E The Highway Patrol said that Jess Gomez, 57, of Mercer, was driving south on Highway 139. That's when his pickup truck failed to stop at a stop sign, ran through the intersection, traveled off the roadway, struck an embankment, drove through a fence, and then finally came to rest in a field. Gomez received moderate injuries and was transported by private vehicle to Wayne County Memorial Hospital in Iowa.




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April 25, 2019

THREE TEENS INJURED IN MARION COUNTY ACCIDENT

Three teens were injured in an accident that occurred at 4:20pm Wednesday in Marion County.  The patrol reports that 16 year old Madison Worrell of Palmyra was on County Road 404 3 miles northwest of Hannibal when her car traveled off the left side of the roadway, became airborne, collided with a ditch and overturned, coming to rest on its top.  Madison Worrell suffered minor injuries, while her two passengers 17 year old Madelynn Wilson and 15 year old Gage Ruddell both of Hannibal sustained moderate injuries.  All three were taken to Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL for treatment.

WOMAN HURT IN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON WRECK

A woman was hurt in a two-vehicle wreck Wednesday afternoon in Cass County.  27 year old Erica Bland of Kansas City was a passenger in a car driven by 42 year old Andrea Lovett of Kansas City.  They were on Prairie Lane Road when Lovett failed to stop at a stop sign and struck another car driven by 35 year old Alyssa Becho of Lee’s Summit.  Erica Bland was taken to Research Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. 


GOV. PARSON SEEKS DISASTER DECLARATION FOLLOWING MARCH FLOODS

Missouri Governor Mike Parson is seeking a major disaster declaration in response to severe flooding that occurred last month in the state.  His office sent out a news release on Wednesday stating that he is asking President Trump for federal assistance for 13 counties in northwest and southeast Missouri.  They include: Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Carroll, Chariton, Holt, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Platte, Ray and Ste. Genevieve.  Additional counties may be added later on after still high rivers recede and damage can be assessed. 

 














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April 24th, 2019

TWO VEHICLES COLLIDE AT WEST EDGE OF MONROE CITY

The Highway Patrol worked a wreck on US 36 at the west edge of Monroe City just before 9:30 last night. According to the report, 43 year old David E. Mefford of Shelbina was on Business 36 at the stop sign and pulled into the path of an eastbound auto driven by 47 year old Tara L. Hall of Riverton, IL. Mefford received minor injuries and was transported by Monroe County Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment. No other injuries were reported. The Monroe City Police Department and Monroe City Fire Department assisted at the scene.

PARIS WOMAN SUSTAINED MINOR INJURIES IN COLLISSION

A Paris woman was treated for minor injuries following a collision on County Roaod 1450 at US 24, one mile east of Moberly at 4:50 PM Tuesday. According to the report,54 year old Jeri L. Hilterbrand was eastbound on 24 as was 43 year old Joseph A. Leer of Moulton, Iowa. Leer, who was in a truck pulling a flatbed trailer and was slowing to make a turn when his vehicle was sideswiped by the Hiltabrand auto as she attempted to pass. Leer was not injuried. Hiltabrand was transported by Randolph County Ambulance to Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment. The investigating trooper was assisted by two other patrol members as well as the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department.

DRIVER WITH MODERATE INJURES IN AUDRAIN COUNTY CRASH

A wreck in Audrain County at 8 o’clock last night on Route D, 33/4 of a mile north of Route HH sent a Mexico man to the hospital. According to the report, 74 year old Donald L. Smiley was northbound when his vehicle went off the left side of the road, struck a culvert, and then became airborne. Smiley was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Mexico for treatment. The patrol received assistance from the Audrain County Sheriff’s office.

CULVERT REPLACEMENTS WILL CLOSE MONROE COUNTY HIGHWAY TEMPORARILY

Weather permitting, April 29th -30 th , MoDOT will close Monroe County Route EE from U.S. Route 36 to County road 370 for culvert replacement work. The work will be completed between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. each day. Motorists will need to use alternate routes.  Again, this work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled or delayed.

THREE NEW FELONY SEX CHARGES FILED AGAINST KIRKSVILLE MAN

Your Source - KTVO and KTVO dot com reports a local sex offender now faces three new felony charges after being nabbed by the Kirksville Regional Computer Crimes Unit. Eugene Horton, 41, of Kirksville, is charged with Enticement or Attempted Enticement of a Child, Sexual Misconduct Involving a Child under 15 and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Investigators said they received a complaint that Horton had been sending inappropriate messages to a 15-year-old girl through social media. Detectives with KPD’s Computer Crimes Unit discovered during their investigation that Horton was a registered sex offender and was using unregistered social media profiles, which is against the sex offender registry law. A detective used an undercover profile, posing as a 13-year-old girl, and he contacted the profiles Horton was suspected of using. Police said that on Monday, Horton sent a nude image of himself to the profile of the underage girl and had a sexually charged conversation. They said Horton arranged to meet the minor at a Kirksville business. Horton arrived in the 1400 block of South Baltimore Street where he was met by the Kirksville Police Department and the KRCCU and placed under arrest. Anyone with information about this crime, or any suspicious activity is encouraged to contact the Kirksville Police Department at (660) 785-6945, Central Dispatch at (660) 665-5621, or Adair County Sheriff’s Office at (660) 665-4644.




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April 23rd, 2019

ALBANY WOMAN SERIOUSLY HURT IN PARKING LOT OF DISCOUNT STORE

A 51 year old Albany woman was moderately hurt in the parking lot of the Dollar General Store in Albany at 1:40 Monday afternoon. The patrol said Deanna L. Hurkman had attempted to park her auto in the parking lot and accidently left the car in reverse. As she attempted to get out of the vehicle, the auto began to roll and ran over the driver’s ankle. The auto continued to roll across US 136 before a witness was able to enter the auto and bring it to a stop. Hurkman was transported to Northwest Medical Center by Grand River Ambulance personnel for treatment. The Gentry County Sheriff’s office assisted at the scene.

MACON MAN ARRESTED BY STATE TROOPER AND OTHER ARRESTS

The patrol arrested a Macon man around 9:25 Monday night. According to the patrol arrest report, 61 year old Chris E. Dienst of Macon was placed on a 12 hour hold at the Clark County Jail for DWI, Careless and Imprudent Driving involving an accident and no insurance.   A driver from Galt was arrested around 8:30 Monday night on a Grundy County Warrant for failure to appear. 37 year old Angela M. Mayo was originally charged with operating a motor vehicle with brakes not in good woman

US 63 TRAFFIC IMPACTED BY CAR FIRE MONDAY MORNING NEAR ATLANTA

KTVO and KTVO dot com reports fire crews were called to Highway 63 north of Atlanta, Mo., Monday morning. A car fire sent emergency crews to the southbound lanes shortly after 10 a.m. The driver said a tire blew out just before the car caught on fire. As a result, there was damage to the back half of the vehicle. Firefighters on scene said they did not know what started the blaze. Other emergency crews were on scene, but no injuries were reported. Travel was reduced to one lane and the car was towed away.

BIG ROUND BALES OF HAY DISTROYED BY FIRE NEAR BRASHEAR MONDAY

KTVO and KTVO dot com reports a hay bale next to the road caught fire and destroyed a whole field of baled hay Monday afternoon. The fire raged near Brashear School on State Highway J. It started with a single bale on fire, then quickly spread to all the bales stored there. The Adair County Fire Department responded and determined that the fire was not a threat to nearby structures. It was then left to burn, destroying more than 20 bales. No one was hurt in the blaze.

MOBERLY MAN SHOOTS AT GIRLFRIEND ON SATURDAY AND ARRESTED TWICE

Moberly Police arrested Jared Satterfield Saturday afternoon as he shot at his girlfriend as she tried to enter the home they both share. A no contact order was issued by the court which also stipulated that he was not to go back to the residence but Police had to arrest the man again just hours after the first incident. After his second arrest, the court raised his bond from $40,000 to $45,000. Initially Satterfield was charged with first degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon. Now he also faces violation of a protection order.




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April 22nd, 2019

MOBERLY STABBING VICTIM  AIRLIFTED TO COLUMBIA HOSPITAL SUNDAY

Moberly Police says one person is in custody and the victim is at a Columbia hospital after a stabbing on Williams street Sunday. According to the report, the victim was discovered in a car after a single vehicle accident in the 1500 block of East Rollins Street with a penetration wound on his chest, Police said the victim was attempting to drive himself to Moberly Regional Medical Center. While being treated at the scene, the victim indicated he had been in a fight and was stabbed by Robert “Bobby” Johnson at a home on Williams street in Moberly. As officers converged on that home, numerous signs of an incident taking place were observed and during interviews with witnesses it was confirmed that the subject stabbed the victim who was airlifted to a Columbia hospital where he remains in critical but stable condition. Johnson was arrested and is now facing first degree assault and armed criminal action charges

 

WANTED MAN ARRESTED BY MOBERLY POLICE DEPARTMENT

On Friday, the Moberly Police Department received information from the FBI in Omaha Nebraska in regards to Isaiah Patterson being in the area of Moberly. It was learned Patterson had two full United States extradition felony warrants for his arrest. At that time all MPD units were made aware of the information and began looking for subject. Patterson was wanted on a Federal felony warrant for “Transporting Interstate for Sexual Activity”, Sex Trafficking of a minor with No Bond authorized. He was also being sought on Felony Probation Violation through Iowa, for original charges of Burglary 2nd Degree and weapons charges with a $15,000 cash only bond. During this event a Moberly Officer observed Patterson in the passenger seat of a vehicle near Morley St at Union Av. The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and Patterson was taken into custody without incident. Due to one of the warrants yielding “no bond” Patterson was transported to the Randolph County Justice Center to await extradition. Due to Patterson being a wanted fugitive and being located in Missouri, new charges for Fugitive out of State have been forwarded to the Randolph County Prosecutor. Those charges require an additional $20,000 cash only bond for Patterson. The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, and Shelbina Police Department K9 assisted in this event and aided in locating and taking Patterson into custody without incident.

 

PATROL INVESTIGATED WRECK ON MACON LAKE ROAD

The patrol investigated a single vehicle wreck in Macon County around 1:30 Friday afternoon. According to the report 16 year old Alexis M. Jacobus of Macon was westbound on Macon Lake road, north of Macon when she lost control on the gravel road and then overcorrected and the vehicle ran off the north side of the roadway. The driver was transported by private auto to Samaritan Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The Macon Police & Fire Departments assisted at the scene.


CAMERON DRIVER RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES IN CRASH

A Cameron driver, 34 year old Nathan Hess was westbound just before 5am Saturday on US 36, approximately 4 miles west of Osborn in the passing lane when the vehicle traveled off the east side of the roadway. The driver overcorrected and the auto went off the west side of the road, struck an embankment and overturned, coming to rest on its top. Hess had minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Cameron Regional Medical Center for treatment. (1)Federal felony warrant for “Transporting Interstate for Sexual Activity”, Sex Trafficking of a minor with No Bond authorized. (2)Felony Probation Violation through Iowa, for original charges of Burglary 2nd Degree and weapons charges with a $15,000 cash only bond.

During this event a Moberly Officer observed Patterson in the passenger seat of a vehicle near Morley St at Union Av. The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and Patterson was taken into custody without incident.

Due to one of the warrants yielding “no bond” Patterson was transported to the Randolph County Justice Center to await extradition. Due to Patterson being a wanted fugitive and being located in Missouri, new charges for Fugitive out of State have been forwarded to the Randolph County Prosecutor. Those charges require an additional $20,000 cash only bond for Patterson.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, and Shelbina Police Department K9 assisted in this event and aided in locating and taking Patterson into custody without incident.

 

MOBERLY ROAD CLOSURE REMINDER

The Moberly Police Department issued a reminder that Sparks Ave. will be closed to through traffic today  (Monday, April 22th) from 8am-5pm as contractors are scheduled to be  cutting drainage ditches. Once work is complete the road will be reopened to traffic. The release did suggest using North Ave in Moberly  as a detour.

 

BROOKFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING

On Saturday, April 20th, 2019 the Brookfield PD released the latest Brookfield Briefing via Social Media. The most recent briefing indicated a number of drug related arrests, along with a number of vehicle crashes including one where a vehicle struck a bicycle and much more.

 




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04/19/2019

FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION EXPECTED SOON

On Thursday, Missouri Governor Mike Parson told groups of farmers and volunteer responders he expects to request a federal disaster declaration next week, based on preliminary damage assessments being conducted in 16 Missouri counties in response to historic flooding. Governor Parson said damage assessments have been conducted or will soon be conducted in Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Carroll, Chariton, Holt, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Platte, Ray, Ste. Genevieve, and Scott counties. He said continuing high water levels are preventing crews from assessing damage in Cape Girardeau and Pike counties, but assessments will take place there as soon as possible. “Our preliminary damage assessment teams have more work to do tallying the damage, but it’s already clear that the flooding had devastating effects on homes, roads, bridges, and other essential infrastructure,”  Next Friday, April 26, the Governor will join Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds for a follow up meeting with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The three Governors met with the Corps in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on April 3. The meeting will continue ongoing discussions the Governors are having with the Corps and other federal officials to identify regional solutions for better future management of the Missouri River system.

 MARCELINE EVENT EARNS CORPORATE DONATION

Chariton Valley donates $1000 to the Downtown Marceline organization to sponsor the entertainment for the upcoming Wine & Art Stroll scheduled for September 7th, 2019. “This donation means a lot to Downtown Marceline, states Toni Sportsman, Executive Director of Downtown Marceline.  “This is our first significant sponsorship for our biggest fundraising event.  Chariton Valley’s support will allow us to move forward with a growing number of projects and events for the revitalization of Marceline”, she concludes.  One-horse Town, a well-known band around the area with a local tie, will rock the streets of Marceline at this annual event.  Donna Bell, Chariton Valley’s Manager of Public Relations & Economic Development said “A lot of great things are happening in Marceline and Chariton Valley is excited be a part of it all.”

JEFF CITY MAN IN COOPER COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Jefferson City man was behind the wheel of a vehicle that ran off the roadway in Cooper County at 11:20 Thursday morning. According to the patrol report, 79 year old Brian M. Proctor was southbound when the vehicle he was in traveled off the right side of MO 179 at River Bluff Road. Proctor sustained minor injuries and was transported by to University Hospital in Columbia by Cooper County Ambulance.

DRIVER LEVELED STREET LIGHT IN KIRKSVILLE WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Your source KTVO and KTVO dot com reports a driver leveled a street light Wednesday night, then hatched a plan to keep their involvement in the collision a secret.  Just before 10 p.m. the Kirksville Police Department responded to the corner of First and Jefferson. When officers arrived, they found a downed street light, but no driver to answer for it. They say that a car rounded the rear of Wrongdaddy’s bar and attempted to take a sharp turn onto Jefferson Street.  The vehicle climbed the curb and slammed into the concrete lamp, leaving its pole in pieces. Witnesses say that the driver then continued, zig-zagging down the street, before exiting the vehicle on foot.  They say the driver seemed disoriented and could not walk straight.  The driver was promptly apprehended by law enforcement. The roadway was cleared and reopened shortly afterward.

TROOP H TO CONDUCT DWI SATURATION IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY

Captain James E. McDonald, commanding officer of Troop H, announces that sometime during the month of May, Troop H will conduct a DWI saturation in Livingston County.  The areas selected for enforcement are based on a high number of drinking-related crashes, high number of contacts with drivers who have been drinking, and officers’ input as to probable contact with DWI violators. “The Missouri State Highway Patrol is dedicated to removing impaired drivers from Missouri roadways,” stated Captain McDonald.  “Anytime your plans include alcohol, please have a designated sober driver.” The only 100 percent survivable traffic crash is the one that never happens.  Make sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint.  Every day as we travel on Missouri’s roadways, we trust that every driver on the road is going to obey the speed limit, pay attention, and drive sober. “Don’t Violate The Trust.”

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April 17th,  2019

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04/18/2019

NEW MILK PLANT OPENS IN COLUMBIA

Missouri Governor Mike Parson was on hand and said it’s huge for the state of Missouri and Columbia. What he was talking about was the official opening of Aurora Organic Dairy which officially opened its Columbia milk plant Wednesday and is expected to create more than 100 new jobs by the year's end. The Governor also said "Anytime you have a company coming to town and they are doing a 150 million dollar investment and 160 new jobs, that are adding to the economy of our state," Parson saidThe plant has already hired 100 employees with the majority of workers hired from the Mid-Missouri community. In April of 2017, the Missouri Department of Economic Development announced that Aurora Organic, a leading producer and processor of store-brand organic milk and butter for U.S. retailers, planned to construct a new dairy processing facility in Columbia, which would create more than 90 jobs initially, and up to 150 total new jobs over the next five years. Based in Boulder, Colo., it operates a heifer farm and organic dairy farms in Colorado and Texas, as well as organic dairy processing plant in Platteville, Colo. and now you can add Columbia, Mo to that list of processing plants.

 

CLARENCE WOMAN INJURED IN MERCER COUNTY CRASH

A Clarence woman sustained moderate injuries in a single vehicle crash in Mercer County at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon. The highway patrol said 24 year odl Carly M. Smith of Clarence was southbound on US 65, 3 miles north of Princeton when her vehicle traveled across the center line and off the east side of the roadway. Her auto then traveled down an embankment and up the other side of the embankment, the SUV she was driving then became airborne and then struck the ground of another embankment before coming to rest. Smith sustained moderate injuries. She was first transported by private vehicle to Dr. Hart’s office in Princeton and then transported to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton by Mercer County EMS.

SEVERAL PROPLE REFUSED TREATMENT FOLLONG A TWO CAR COLLISSION IN BOONE COUNTY

The highway patrol worked a two car crash in Boone County at the intersection of Route WW at Range line around 12:18 Wednesday afternoon. The patrol said a 25 year old Taylor M. Clayton of Fayette was eastbound when her vehicle crossed the center line and struck a westbound vehicle driven by 19 year old Gracie D. Avery of Columbia. Avery and 3 passengers in her auto identified as 24 year old Lashone Gates, 22 year old Jaron R. Gates, and 18 year old Keajanee Cribbss  all had minor injuries and all refused medical attention. The Boone County Fire Department assisted the patrol at the scene.

 

SLATER MAN TRANSPORTED TO MARSHALL HOSPITAL AFTER ACCCIDENT

 The highway patrol worked a single vehicle wreck in Saline County around 8am Tuesday morning. According to the report, 23 year old Reynolds K. Sara of Slater was southbound on MO 41, south of Route AC at  when his vehicle went off the right side of the roadway. The driver overcorrected and the vehicle ran off both sides of the road several times before striking an embankment and overturned. The driver was transported to Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall by private vehicle.

TROOPERS MAKE SEVERAL AREA ARRESTS

A Hurdland man was placed on a 24 hour hold pending filing of formal charges after being arrested by the patrol. According to the report, 29 year old Dustin J. Shelton was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance – Methamphetamine, possession of 10 grams or less of Marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia along with felony Adar County warrants for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding and no valid license. In addition, Shelton was wanted to the Macon Police Department on warrants for no insurance and no valid operator license. He was transported to the Adair County Jail in Kirksville after being arrested around 8 o’clock Wednesday night in Knox County.

 

CHILLICOTHER POLICE SUMMARY

            Released April 15th ,  2019

Police received several calls from concerned citizens about open burning. We recommend that people wanting to burn yard waste call the fire department to check whether there is a burn ban in effect before igniting your fire, especially if there is high winds. The weather is getting nice and there will be lots of residents cleaning their yards and burning the debris. Be sure and have rakes and extinguishing items available and don’t leave your fires unattended




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April 17, 2019

 

SERIOUS INJURIES IN RALLS COUNTY WRECK WHEN DRIVER ATTEMPTS TO AV OID DEER COLLISION

A New London driver was seriously injured in a single vehicle crash in Ralls County on Highway A, 3ast of Dogwood Road, approximately 6 miles north of Center at 6:00 Tuesday morning. The highway patrol said 36 yea r old Ryan M. Hall was westbound and attempted to avoid a deer in the roadway. His auto went off the left side of the road, struck an embankment and became airborne. His vehicle then struck the embankment and overturned, coming to rest on its side. Hall sustained serious injuries and was flown by Survival Flight to University Hospital in Columbia. The patrol was assisted by the Ralls County Sheriff’s Department.

PATROL INVESTIGATES FATAL WRECK IN CALLAWAY COUNTY

The highway patrol investigated a fatality accident in Callaway County during the noon hour Tuesday. According to the report, Oscar Serrano-Guevara was eastbound on I-70 at the 142 mile marker when his pickup experienced a flat tire. At that point the vehicle travelled into the median, struck the median cable and overturned. The driver was pronounced deceased by a Doctor at University Hospital.  A passenger, 43 year old Edwin Cruz-Nedrano had minor injuries but refused medical treatment at the scene. Both the driver and passenger were from Costa Mesa, CA.

CO Columbia Police make arrest for suspicious activity at West Middle School on April 16

SAME MAN WHO WAS ON COLUMBIA SCHOOL PROPERTY LAST WEEK RESULTING IN A SCARE WAS ARRESTED AND JAILED AFTER DOING IT AGAIN!

Columbia Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at West Middle School, 401 Clinkscales Rd., on April 16 at approximately 7:10 a.m. The vehicle had left the area prior to officers arrival, however, during the course of the investigation, officers were able to review video and obtain a description of the vehicle. As a result of the investigation CPD identified the vehicle as one belonging to Kelvin Joe, 53, of Columbia. On April 9, Columbia Police investigated two suspicious incidents at Gentry Middle School and Columbia Independent School. The individual involved in both of those incidents, Kelvin Joe, voluntarily spoke with police and was cited for 1st Degree Trespass and Driving While Revoked. Joe was also issued a trespass warning which prohibits Joe from being on Columbia Public School Property. Officers contacted Joe and confirmed he was the individual at West Middle School around 7:10 am this morning. Joe was arrested for 1st Degree Trespass. Due to Joe willfully violating the trespass warning from the previous incident, Columbia Police have requested a bond increase and the Boone County Prosecuting Attorney's Office has petitioned the judge for a higher bond. Joe will be remanded to the custody of the Boone County Jail where bond will be set.




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CAR AND FARM TRACTOR COLLIDE IN CARROLL COUNTY

A two vehicle collision Monday morning around 10:42 AM on US Highway 65, 2 miles north of the Tina Junction in Carroll County involved a car and a farm tractor. The highway patrol said the crash occurred when 50 year old Brett A. Heussner of Tina was eastbound on a tractor and failed to yield at US 65.  A Southbound auto driven by 70 year old Candace K. Bartlett of Carrollton struck the tractor but was not injured.  Hueessner, the operator of the tractor did received minor injuries and was transported to Carroll County Memorial Hospital by Carroll County EMS.  Assistance was provided on the scene by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department.

LAWSUIT AGAINST HOSPITAL BOARD AND STATE AUDITOR DISMISSED

On Monday, April 15th, a judge dismissed a case against the Missouri State Auditor's Office brought by Hospital Partners Inc. As we reported back in 2017, Auditor Galloway released an audit that found a $90 million billing scheme being perpetrated by the company at Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville.  The case was filed in April 2018 by Hospital Partners Inc. against the Hospital Board and the State Auditor's Office. Auditor Galloway released the following statement shortly after dismissal of the  "My audit revealed a $90 million billing scheme being perpetrated by Hospital Partners Inc. at Putnam County Memorial Hospital. In response, they tried to use the legal system to block me from exposing the truth to Missourians. It didn't work. Today, meaning Monday, a court dismissed their case against my office. When special interests try to use the courts to prevent me from shining a light on waste, fraud and abuse, I will not be deterred."

AREA ROADWORK SCHEDULED WEATHER PERMITTING

This coming Monday, April 22, a resurfacing project on Missouri Route 6 in Adair and Sullivan Counties is set to begin. The project will go from the Chariton River east of Novinger to Missouri Route 129,for a total length of approximately 14.5 miles. Crews will first do shoulder widening on the project.  After the shoulders are complete, the roadway will be resurfaced with new asphalt. Traffic will be reduced to one lane through the work zone while the work is completed. A pilot car will be used to move traffic through the work zone. Message boards will also be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work.




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April 15th, 2019

GREEN CITY DRIVER STRIKES PEDESTRIAN AND MILAN POLICE CRUISER

A vehicle backing from an alley in Milan Friday morning struck a pedestrian, and then a Milan Police cruiser. It all went down around 9:50 AM on 2nd Street in Milan. The Highway Patrol conducted the investigation and said 70 year old James D. Exline of Green City was backing from an alley onto 2nd street and struck a pedestrian identified as 46 year old Tammy L. Wilkins of Milan. At that point, the Exline vehicle continued backing up and struck a Milan Police Department vehicle assigned to 41 year old Gail V. Hayes of Milan, which was parked, facing eastbound at the time of the incident. Wilkins was transported by Sullivan County Ambulance to Sullivan County Hospital in Milan. No other injuries were reported. The Milan Police vehicle had extensive damage while the Exline auto received moderate damage. There was no mention of charges or any indication of what may have led to the accident in the patrol report.


MINOR INJURIES FOR DRIVER AND PASSENGER

A driver from Bucklin and a passenger from New Cambria both received minor injuries and planned to seek their own treatment following a single vehicle accident on Crystal Avenue, 5 miles northwest of New Cambria around 1:15 PM Saturday afternoon. The highway patrol said 39 year old Rebecca A. Karney of Bucklin was northbound when she lost control on loose gravel. Her vehicle went off the right side of the roadway and overturned. Her passenger was identified as 39 year old Susan L. Akins of New Cambria. Personnel from the New Cambria Fire Department and the Macon County Sheriff’s office assisted at the scene.


MARCELINE MAN HELD WITHOUT BOND FOLLOWING EXECUTION OF SEARCH WARRANT

This past Friday, the Marceline Police Department confirmed that On Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 members of the Marceline Police Department, the NOMO Drug Task Force, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol served a search warrant at 823 North Kansas street in Marceline MO. Officers recovered items that field tested positive for opium and methamphetamine. During course of the search an improvised explosive device (IED) was discovered by the officers. The device was safely secured. The Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control Bomb Squad was notified and responded to Marceline where the device was safely and successfully defused. Gary Lee Gladbach, age 55, of Marceline was arrested and subsequently charged with a …

At the time of the release, Gladbach was being held without bond in the Macon County Jail. The Marceline Police Department was assisted by the Linn County Prosecuting Attorney, Brookfield Police Department, NOMO Drug Task Force, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, and Missouri State Highway Patrol DDCC Bomb Squad.


COLUMBIA REGIONAL AIRPORT RUNWAY REOPENED AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

Columbia Regional Airport runway 13-31 reopened at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 13 after being closed for modifications. The runway was closed this past Tuesday morning, April 9 after pilot safety and customer experience concerns were brought to light regarding the crown on runway 2-20 where it crosses runway 13-31. The original estimation for reopening was late Monday, April 15 or early Tuesday, April 16. Columbia Interim City Manager John Glascock said Saturday in a release that he was pleased to announce that runway 13-31 at COU opened ahead of schedule and again apologized to customers who were impacted by closure of the runway even though it was FAA compliant. Glascock said COU’s airline partners have indicated they plan to resume service either today (Mon) or Tuesday, depending on their schedules and encouraged travelers to reach out to the airlines for specific flight details.


FAYETTE POLICE CHIEF ISSUES WARNING TO RESIDENTS

Chief Jeff Oswald with the Fayette Police Department issued a warning to area citizens this past Saturday following an incident that took place Friday morning, April 12th around 7:40 AM inside the city limits of Fayette. In the release, Oswald said a Fayette citizen contacted police after an individual appearing to be local law enforcement was pulled over and contacted by an unidentified white male in a black or dark colored SUV with a spotlight. The report said the subject pulled up behind the reporting party and activated a siren. He did not display or activate any emergency vehicle lighting, nor did he identify himself as law enforcement or ask for license or other relevant paperwork. The man approached the vehicle and informed the citizen that their brake lights were not working. He then got back into his vehicle and left, traveling south on Highway 5 at a high rate of speed. The subject is described as a white male, approximately 35 to 40 years of age, approximately five feet nine inches tall, bald and heavy set. He was dressed in black cargo pants, black button up shirt, and badge with “Police” on it. He was wearing a duty belt that held a long flashlight and a small pouch attached, but did not appear to be carrying a firearm. The PD is asking anyone who may have witnessed or encountered this same type of incident to call with any information that may assist in the investigation.


MACON COUNTY CORONER OFFICIALLY CHARGED WITH DWI

KTVO and KTVO dot com reports an area coroner is now charged with Driving While Intoxicated following a minor traffic accident in Downtown Macon last spring. According to court documents, Macon County Coroner Brian Hayes, 46, of Macon, was formally charged last week with DWI, a misdemeanor. The case is being prosecuted by the Missouri Attorney General's Office. The charge follows Hayes' arrest by a state trooper on May 14, 2018. The trooper said on the day of the crash that Hayes' eyes were bloodshot as he sat in the seat of his minivan that had sideswiped a parked car on North Rollins Street in Macon. Investigators said Hayes told them there was a person in the street, and he had moved over to avoid hitting the individual. That is when he struck the parked car. Court documents state that when asked by the trooper if he had been drinking, Hayes said he had not. When Hayes was asked if he had taken any drugs, he said he had taken two types of prescription medications prescribed by a doctor. After agreeing to perform some field sobriety tests, the trooper said Hayes staggered sideways like he lost his balance while he was walking to the front of the patrol car. After the tests, the trooper determined Hayes was too intoxicated to drive, and he was arrested. Hayes is due in court on May 21, 2019, for his arraignment. No one was injured in the crash. 


NOVINGER MAN ARRESTED FOR KIRKSVILLE BURGLARY

This last Thursday, April 4th, 2019, Kirksville Police Officers were dispatched to a residence on Grim Court North in regards to a burglary in progress. Officers were told by the victim that she had arrived home and observed the suspect exiting the rear of her residence with items belonging to her. A witness was able to provide a description of the vehicle that was seen leaving the scene. Later that evening, KPD Officers located that vehicle and made contact with Sterling Owens, age 39, from Novinger, MO. Officers placed Owens under arrest after locating the items that were taken from the victim. Owens is being held on a 24 hour hold pending formal charges.  Anyone with information about this crime, or any suspicious activity is encouraged to contact the Kirksville Police Department at 660.785.6945, Central Dispatch at 660.665.5621, Adair County Sheriff’s Office at 660.665.4600, anonymously at 660.627.BUST (2878), or email police@kirksvillecity.com.


RANDOLPH COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

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





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April 12th, 2019

RIDGEWAY DRIVER RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES IN GRUNDY COUNTY ACCIDENT

A one vehicle wreck in Grundy County at 9:25 Thursday morning resulted in extensive damage to the auto and minor injuries for the driver. The highway patrol reports 49 year old Glen M. Roberts of Ridgeway was southbound on Route A at 33rd Avenue, five miles north of Trenton when he failed to negotiate a curve. His auto travelled off the west side of the roadway, the driver overcorrected and the auto travelled off the west side of the roadway again and this time overturned coming to rest on its wheels. Roberts was transported by Grundy County Ambulance to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.

 

TWO PEOPLE CHARGED IN PUTNAM COUNTY CHILD ABUSE CASE

Your Source, KTVO & KTVO dot com reports John Ford, 34, and Kendra Lusher, 30, both of Worthington, Missouri, were charged this week with one count each of felony Child Abuse. According to court documents, the case came to light when a 14-year-old boy showed up at school on March 11, 2019, with visible injuries to his face, and school officials called the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline. A Putnam County sheriff's deputy stated in court documents that the child had significant bruising around both eyes, his nose and ears. The victim told investigators that Ford had caused the injuries. The deputy said, during an interview with Ford, the suspect admitted to striking the boy with an open hand about three times. Lusher is charged because, according to court documents, she was aware of the abuse, but she did not seek medical treatment for the boy or report the abuse to law enforcement. Both suspects are being held in the Putnam County Jail on $10,000 cash-only bond.

 

MSHP TROOP B TO HOST BOATER SAFETY CERTIFICATION COURSE

A Boater safety certification course will be offered from 8 AM to 3 PM on Saturday, May 11th at the Long Branch Visitors Center. No fee is required to take the course but you will be required to pre register on-line as seating is limited. Missouri law requires any person born after January 1, 1984, to carry a boater safety education certification card anytime they operate a vessel, which includes personal watercraft, on Missouri lakes. Certification is also required if you intend to operate a rental boat or personal watercraft on one of Missouri’s lakes. Participants who successfully pass the course will be eligible to order a boater safety certification card for $15. The boater safety certification card does not expire and does not need to be renewed.
For further information please call Corporal Darren P. Mueller at (660) 385-2132 or look for a  Boat Safety Education & Certification link on the patrols website under the training tab.

 




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April 11th, 2019

COLORADO WOMAN TO AREA HOSPITAL FOLLOWING PUTNAM COUNTY WRECK

The highway patrol, with assistance by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and the Putnam County Rural Fire Department worked a one vehicle accident in Putnam County on US Route 136, six miles west of Unionville around 8:35 Tuesday morning. According to the report, 64 year old Kathleen A. Coombs of Durango, Colorado was westbound when her vehicle went off the north side of the roadway, overturned and came to rest on its wheels in a field. Coombs received minor injuries and was transported by  Putnam County Ambulance to Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville for treatment. Her vehicle had extensive damage.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE COMPLETES INVESTIGATION OF REPORTED SUSPICIOUS INDIVIDUAL

The Columbia Police Department has concluded the investigation involving Kelvin Joe, 53, of Columbia. The investigation included reports of a suspicious individual approaching and speaking to adults and children at several locations in Columbia, including a report from a student at Gentry Middle School. Interim Police Chief Geoff Jones said  some of the stories reported by media outlets and assumptions posted on social media suggest that a local student was being lured into a vehicle. The investigation has shown that this is false.  Statements were taken from both the suspect and witnesses. Investigators also viewed the surveillance video of the interaction provided by Columbia Public Schools. Information gathered confirms Kelvin Joe tried to give the student money by asking him to come to the passenger side of the car and when the student walked away the money was left in the parking lot. At no time did Joe attempt to have a student enter his vehicle. The Chief went on to say Joe turned himself into the CPD lobby minutes after the Media conference on Tuesday evening. He has cooperated fully and was charged based on the complete information gathered during the investigation. Joe was cited for Trespass in the 1st Degree and Driving While Revoked. As an added measure of security to protect the well-being of students, Joe was issued a no trespass warning, which prohibits him from being on Columbia Public School property.

 

HIGHWAY PATROL ARRESTS IN AREA

The highway patrol reported the following arrests from our listening area.  26 year old Luisa L. Barette of Columbia was taken to the Callaway County Jail and later released after b eing arrested at 5:50 AM Wednesday morning on charges of operating a motor vehicle without a valid license, speeding, failure to register a motor vehicle and no insurance. 32 year old Douglas R. Barnes of Moberly was wanted on a Randolph County warrant for failure to appear for Driving while Revoked and a seat belt violation.  He was transported to the Randolph County Jail in Huntsville shortly after being arrested at 2:07            PM Wednesday. At 9:22 PM Wednesday, a trooper in Livingston County arrested 31 year old Keith M. Kastoamo for speeding, no insurance and misdemeanor DWI. He was taken to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail on a 12 hour hold.  In Putnam County, the patrol arrested just before 11:30 Wednesday night 37 year old Nathan L. Wharton of Unionville for DWI-Drug Intoxication, Failure to stop at a stop sign and no seatbelt. He was transported to the Putnam County jail and later released.


NO CHARGES FOLLOWING MACON COUNTY HOME INVASION LAST FALL

In a follow up story, Macon County Sheriff Kevin Shoemaker gave our news partner -  Your Source KTVO and KTVO dot com, an update Wednesday regarding a deadly home invasion last fall. That fatal shooting happened September 25, 2018, at the Grant Cole residence on Macon County Route UU, northwest of Callao. Shoemaker told KTVO that, after reviewing the autopsy and toxicology reports for Jonathon Richardson, 37, of Gladstone, Missouri, County Prosecutor Josh Meisner decided no charges will be filed against Cole. Investigators said Richardson was high on methamphetamine and armed with a loaded handgun when he broke into Cole's home in the middle of the night. The sheriff said Cole shot Richardson six times, killing him. The intruder was pronounced dead at the scene. Richardson was shot four times in the head, once in the chest and once in the back. The sheriff's office said Richardson's weapon had been fired at least one time. The homeowner was not injured.




 




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04/10/2019

MOTORCYCLE CRASH MONDAY NIGHT RESULTS IN MODERATE INJURIES

A Hannibal man crashed his motorcycle in Marion County on Route KK, four miles south of Palmyra. 27 year old Jared R. Beere of Hannibal received moderate injuries and was transported to University hospital in Colombia by Air Evac. The patrol said the wreck occurred Monday night around 7:49 PM as Beere’s was northbound on Route KK.

 

TWO POLO DRIVERS INVOLVED IN ACCIDENT IN CAUDWELL COUNTY

The patrol investigated a two vehicle crash in Caldwell County at 12:48 PM Tuesday afternoon. According to the report, 50 year old Cynthia Adams of Polo was stopped in the southbound lane of MO -13 about 3 miles south of Polo waiting to turn east. Another southbound auto driven by 65 year old Edward Gologoski of Polo failed to yield and struck the Adams auto from behind. Adams vehicle came to rest off the west side of MO 13 while the other vehicle came to rest in the middle of MO 13. Goligoski refused treatment at the scene for minor injuries. Adams, along with a passenger, 49 year old Donald Holder of Excelsior Springs both had serious injuries and were transported to Liberty Hospital by Caldwell County Ambulance personnel. The Caldwell County Sheriff’s department provided assisted the patrol at the scene.

 

COLUMBIA DRIVER INJURED IN TWO VEHICLE CRASH IN CALLAWAY COUNTY TUESDAY

The patrol said they investigated a crash that happened at the junction of County Roads 304 and 305 at 7:00 Tuesday night. According to the report, 38 year old Johnny L. Stephens of Columbia was eastbound and preparing to make a turn when a westbound auto driven by 25 year old Adarian J. Johnson of Columbia failed to yield and the two vehicles crashed Johnson had minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene

KIRKSVILLE TEEN ASSULTS TWO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

Your Source KTVO and KTVO dot com reports a Kirksville man is accused of assaulting two law enforcement officers during a visit to a local emergency room. Aaron Wallace, 19, of Kirksville, was charged this week in connection with the incident that happened December 23, 2018, at Northeast Regional Medical Center. He is charged with two counts of Second-Degree Assault and one count of Disarming an Officer while Performing Official Duty. Kirksville police officers responded to a panic alarm in the ER where staffers said they needed immediate help controlling an out-of-control patient. According to court documents, Wallace had been transported to the hospital from the Adair County jail, where he had been taken earlier that day for a property damage case. Jail staff believed Wallace was under the influence of narcotics and was not responding appropriately. Investigators said, while in the ER, Wallace assaulted a correctional officer, took that officer's taser and fired it in the face of a hospital security staff member. Wallace is being held on $75,000 cash-only bond in the Adair County Law Enforcement Center.

 

GAS TAKE CATCHES FIRE AND EXPLODES TUESDAY NEAR LAPLATA

KTVO and KTVO dot com also reports a gas tank caught fire and exploded on a farm outside La Plata, Missouri, late Tuesday morning. It was reported at 11:50 a.m. at the David and Patricia Eitel residence three miles west of La Plata on Highway 156. David Eitel told KTVO at the scene that he was in the house when his dog alerted him to something going on outside. He said he looked out and saw the gas tank on fire, and flames were coming from both ends of the tank. He told KTVO he has no idea what sparked it. Eitel said the tank burned for approximately half an hour before exploding. The blast blew the barrel completely open. A diesel fuel tank next to the gas tank was heavily damaged, but it did not explode. Eitel said he was not sure how much, if any, diesel fuel was in that tank. No one was hurt, but the intense heat and flames destroyed a nearby tractor, caught a tree on fire and damaged a metal garage and a car inside.

Captain Jerry Thomas from La Plata Fire and Rescue said the cause of the fire will go in the books as undetermined. Crews from the Adair County Fire Department and Atlanta Fire Department also helped. Deputies from the Macon County Sheriff's Office directed traffic in front of the home while fire crews battled the blaze. Macon County Ambulance personnel were on the scene as a precaution.

 

 




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April 9th, 2019

MARCELINE WOMAN HURT WHEN THROWN FROM ATV

A Linn County woman received moderate injuries after an ATV accident in Linn County Monday at 6:30 PM. The patrol said the incident happened on Juelip Road, one and a half miles west of Marceline when 80 year old Deloris K. Ewigman of Marceline lost control while preparing to make a turn and was ejected from the unit. Ewigman was transported by Linn County Ambulance to Pershing Medmorial Hospital in Brookfield for treatment. The patrol was assisted by the Marceline Police Department, Linn County First Responer and Linn Countuy Ambulance personnel.

LOCAL BANKS PLAN MERGER

In a joint news release this past Friday, The Board of Directors of Bank of Cairo & Moberly (BCM) and Regional Missouri Bank (RMB) made it official they are planning to merge. The merger highlights the stability and strength of community banking with 225 years of combined service to customers between the two institutions. By merging the two banks, customers will gain additional services as well as access to a total of eight branches and eight ATMs throughout North Central Missouri. The name of the merged bank will be Regional Missouri Bank (RMB) with the headquarters located in Marceline, Missouri. Patrick Kussman will serve as President and CEO of the merged bank. Bank of Cairo and Moberly (BC&M) executives, Rob Cater, President/CEO and Craig Plaster, CFO will remain as Officers of the merged bank and be elected as members of the Board of Directors. Patrick Kussman stated, “The Moberly and the Randolph County area is very similar to the locations where Regional Missouri Bank presently operates. BCM President Rob Cater also pointed out tht Regional Missouri customers will soon have access to BCM’s Financial Planning and Investment Center , staffed by an experienced Certified Financial Planner. Regional Missouri Bank is a locally owned community bank serving the communities and surrounding areas of Marceline, Salisbury, Keytesville, Glasgow, and Paris. The bank which was originally formed as the Bank of Bynumville in 1908 was purchased by the present ownerships group of area business people in 1990. Since that time, the bank has grown to serve Chariton, Linn, Howard, and Monroe Counties. Bank of Cairo and Moberly started as the Bank of Cairo when 20 subscribers of stock met at the Masonic Hall in 1905. They envisioned a bank of their own that would provide a safe haven for their earnings and their savings. They also saw the need for an institution that could make sound loans to the farmers and proprietors and would be a financial hub for the area. One hundred fourteen (114) years later, Bank of Cairo and Moberly subscribes to the same goals set out by the original stockholders. The present ownership has been in place since 1981 and are extremely proud to announce this next chapter in its story.

The date of completion of the merger is subject to regulatory approval. During this transition period, Regional Missouri Bank and Bank of Cairo and Moberly’s goal is to facilitate a smooth transition for all customers that allows them to complete banking transactions as normal.

 

NOVENGER TEEN CHARGEED WITH STEALING FARM TRACTOR

Your source KTVO and KTVO dot com reports a northeast Missouri teen is accused of hot-wiring a farm tractor and stealing it. Last Thursday afternoon, an Adair County sheriff's deputy spotted Chaze Eiler, 19, of Novinger, Missouri, operating a 1965 John Deere tractor on Billy Creek Trail southwest of Novinger. Eiler was wanted on active warrants. The investigation revealed the tractor had been stolen from a residence on Adair County Route K. Eiler is now charged with Stealing a Motor Vehicle. Court documents state that during an interview with a deputy, Eiler told authorities that he had fled from a sheriff's vehicle earlier in the day on Thursday and gotten lost. He said that he later found the tractor and hot-wired it and was taking it to his parents' house when the deputy found him on Billy Creek Trail. Court papers state that, in a written statement, Eiler admitted to stealing the tractor and burglarizing several places within the past few days. Eiler is being held in the Adair County Law Enforcement Center on $10,000 cash-only bond.

 

MEXICO PUBLIC SAFETY RESPONDS TO GRASS FIRE

On Saturday, April 6, 2019, at approximately 12:41 PM the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 1100 block of Ringo in reference to a grass fire.  Responding personnel found a small grass fire that was being extinguished by the caller and some passersby.  The fire was still found to be burning in a yard and along a fence line.  The fire was contained and extinguished in those areas.  There were no injuries and no personal property damaged. A resident reported burning some yard waste then going over to help a neighbor and noticed the fire had spread to some adjoining property. Firefighters also responded to a large grass fire in Cooper County  yesterday afternoon.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE REPORT

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April 8th, 2019

DRIVER KILLED TRYING TO OUTRUN AUTHORITIES

A New Florence man is dead after trying to outrun authorities in Montgomery County early Sunday morning. The highway patrol said 53 year old Thomas E. Penn of New Florence was being pursued by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department when his vehicle travelled off the roadway and overturned multiple times, ejecting the driver. The crash occurred on Hudon Road, 300 feet east of Hudson Street at 2:50 AM Sunday. David Colbert, the Montgomery County Coroner pronounced Penn dead at the scene. The Sheriff’s department indicated they were tried to stop Penn on a traffic violation in New Florence. Penn refused to stop and took off at a high rate of speed. His body was transported to Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City.

 

MOBERLY MAN ARRESTED ON MACON COUNTY WARRANT

The Moberly Police Department arrested a man on a Macon County warrant Sunday morning. Travis Bailey of Moberly resisted arrest and ran from officers during a traffic stop. He was wanted by Macon County authorities for failure to obey a judge’s order and the warrant carried a $10,000 cash-only bond. According to the news release, Bailey said he had consumed a large amount of heroin and prescription meds prior to his arrest and as a precaution he was taken to Moberly Regional Medical Center by ambulance until emergency room staff was able to determine if he was fit for confinement. At last word, he was being held at the Macon County Jail.

 

ACCIDENT AT RENICK JUNCTION SUNDAY

The highway patrol said two drivers from Sturgeon sustained minor injuries after a collision at the Renick Junction Sunday night at 9:23 PM.  According to the report, 16 year old Shane C. Mathews of Sturgeon was eastbound on business highway 63 and stopped at a stop sign. A southbound vehicle driven by 16 year old Logan G. Flashpohler of Stugeon attempted to pull onto the shoulder for an emergency vehicle at a high rate of speed, then traveled onto business 63 and struck the Mathews auto resulting in both vehicles going off the south side of business 63 where the Mathews auto overturned. Both drivers received minor injuries and were transported by private auto to Boone Hospital in Columbia for treatment. The Patrol was assisted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, Randolph County Ambulance and the Randolph County Fire Department.

 

CAR AND MOTORCYCLE COLLIDE IN COLUMBIA

The Columbia Police Department responded to an injury accident involving a car and a motorcycle late Sunday night. Names were not immediately available but we do know the crash was at the intersection of West Broadway and Strawn Road in Columbia and at least one person was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries. No other information was available at the time.

 

SHELBY COUNTY ACCIDENT RESULTS IN MINOR INJURIES FOR FOUR AREA PEOPLE

A two vehicle wreck at 4:06 PM Sunday on US 36 westbound a half a mile east of Lakenan resulted in minor injuries. The patrol said 61 year old James G. Winston of Quincy, IL was attempting to merge into the passing lane and struck another westbound auto driven by  24 year old Deianeira S. Moubry of Edina. The Winston vehicle came to rest on the right hand shoulder of the roadway while the other auto came to rest in the median. Winston was not hurt and a passenger, 63 year old Cynthia L. Winston did have minor injuries but refused treatment at the scene. The driver of the other auto and two passengers identified as 23 year old Deanna R. Claussen of Novinger and 22 year old Jillian L. Livingston of Kirksville all had minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

 

CAR OVERTURNS AFTER BLOWING TIRE ON US HIGHWAY 63 SUNDAY

The highway patrol said Macon resident reveived moderate injuries after the car she was in blew a tire and overturned. According to the report, 28 year old Tracie A Reiger of Macon was northbound on US 62, one mile north of Cairo when the right rear tire of her auto blew out. The driver lost control and the auto entered the median and overturned before coming to rest on its wheels. The driver was transported by private auto to Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment 

 

COLUMBIA REGIONAL AIRPORT IN THE NEWS

Columbia Regional Airport has been receiving a lot of publicity, but not the kind they like after the sudden temporary cancellation of flights by regional carriers at COU citing issues with runway issues and safety concerns. The cancellations have caused many people to delay travel plans, work to rebook flights from other airports, and caused frustration and anger. The issue involves concerns with the crown on the main airports runway where it intersects with another runway. COU has been posting updates on their facebook page and are working around the clock to resolve the carriers concerns and resume normal operations as soon as possible.

 

MOBERLY MAN ARRESTED ON SEVERAL CHARGES FRIDAY NIGHT

Moberly Police made an arrest late Friday night after making a decision not to pursue a vehicle when an officer attempted to stop James Robert Shepherd III on North Morley around 11 o’clock Friday night. Police said Shepherd refused to stop, sped up, and starting running stop signs. That’s when the decision was made not to pursue the auto due to the reckless behavior of the driver. The vehicle he was driving was found a short time later in the yard of a residence in the Allendale Manner subdivision abandoned with its motor still running. Shepherd was soon located and placed under arrest for DWI, resisting arrest, and driving while revoked and was transported to the Randolph County jail in Huntsville.

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY SHERIFFS REPORT

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




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April 5th, 2019

 

COOPER COUNTY ACCIDENT THURSDAY AFTERNOON

A Kansas City man was transported by Cooper County Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment after an accident on Interstate 70 eastbound at the 111 mile marker. The highway patrol said the wreck occurred around 3:30 Thursday afternoon when a small pickup driven by 51 year old Thomas L. Scott of Kansas City, MO struck an eastbound semi that was slowing due to traffic congestion. The semi was driven by 28 year old Mitchell B. Heath of Iola, WI. No other injuries were reported.

 

VERY SIMILAR ACCIDENT TO ONE ABOVE IN NEARLY THE SAME SPOT A LITTLE OVER AN HOUR EARLIER

The highway patrol was busy in Cooper County Thursday afternoon as an very similar accident took place in nearly the same location in the eastbound lanes of I-70 in Cooper County a little over an hour earlier. The patrol said 59 year old Tenia. S. Briseno of Columbia was eastbound at the 113 mile marker at 2:17 PM Thursday and attempted to slow as an 18 wheeler had came to a stop due to traffic congestion but her vehicle slid into the semi which was driven by 50 year old Matthew T. Glaser of Lohman, MO. Neither driver was injured; however a passenger in the auto that slid into the semi identified as 81 year old Elta A. Johnson of Fulton received serious injuries and was transported to University Hospital in Columbia by Cooper County Ambulance. Both wrecks occurred in nearly the same area which the patrol said is a construction zone.. If you’re travelling or will be traveling I-70 in that area, please slow down and pay real close attention to traffic ahead of you and around you.

 

FIRST IMPACT PROGRAM SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY NIGHT IN BROOKFIELD

The Linn County Health Department office will be the location for a special Parent Education Program hosted by the Northwest Regional Coalition for Roadway Safety and First Impact.  The event is scheduled a 90 minute evidence-backed traffic safety program that educates parents about the Graduated Drivers License law in Missouri. The objective of the program is to increase awareness of teen driving risks. Parents are invited and are encouraged to bring your teen drivers with you. Monday night’s program will run from 6 to 7:30 PM at the Health Department office on south main in Brookfield.




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April 4th, 2019

MODERATE INJURIES FOR HOWARD COUNTY MAN WHEN HE CRASHES MOTORCYCLE

A 71 year old Fayette man sustained moderate injuries when he failed to neogiate a curve on a Howard County highway.. The patrol said Theodore L. Spayde was westbound on Route EE, 1 mile east of Route W around 4:20 Wednesday afternoon and when his motorcycle went off the right side of the roadway, Spayde was ejected from his motorcycle. He was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

MINOR INJURIES FOR ONE DRIVER WHEN VEHICLES COLLIDE IN INTERSECTION

A 25 year old Columbia woman sustained minor injuries and was transported to University Hospital by Ambulance after her vehicle and another car, driven by 32 year old Megan H. Becwar of Columbia collided in the intersection of Route K and MO 163. That accident was reported at 6:4 AM Wednesday morning.  

 

KIRKSVILLE R3 WILL START NEW SCHOOL YEAR WITH NEW SUPERINTENDENT

A new superintendent has now been chosen for the Kirksville R-3 School District.

The board of education announced Wednesday morning that the district has hired Robert A. Webb of Alamosa, Colorado. He will take over the job on July 1, 2019. Webb replaces current superintendent, Dr. Damon Kizzire, who had previously announced he is retiring at the end of the current school year. School Board President Nan Davis said Webb is currently the superintendent of the Monte Vista School District in Alamosa. He has served in that position for the past seven years. She said he brings a wealth of experience to the Kirksville School District. Before becoming superintendent, Webb served as principal at the elementary, middle school and high school levels. He has also been a teacher, coach and instructor at a community college. Davis said Webb will complete his Doctoral Degree in December 2019. He started his educational career in Bunceton, Missouri. He has said he is looking forward to returning to Missouri to be closer to family and friends. Webb and his wife will be coming to Kirksville in the next few weeks to meet with school staff and community members. Davis said the school board was most impressed with Webb's transparency and passion for students in their educational pursuits.

 

 

WEDNESDAY MORNING FIRE DISTROYS BUILDING ON UNIONVILLE SQUARE

Fire crews say a building in downtown Unionville is considered a total loss following a fire early Wednesday morning. Your Source KTVO and KTVO dot com reports fire crews were dispatched to the building at 1:47 a.m. Flames could be seen coming from the basement when crews arrived on scene shortly after 2:05 a.m. The building is located on the Unionville Square on the corner of 17th Street and Main. When crews arrived, the fire was in the basement and quickly spread to the first and second floor before reaching the roof. Fire crews tell KTVO no one was inside the building when they arrived, and no injuries have been reported. Right now the cause is unknown, but fire crews say the building is a total loss. At this time, they don't believe any surrounding buildings suffered fire or water damage. Multiple fire agencies responded and about 35 firefighters were on scene. All entrances to the square are blocked off. Fire crews remained on the scene much of the day to make sure all hot spots were out.

 

BROOKFIELD POLICE BRIEFING

The Brookfield Police Department issued the following on Social Media this past Tuesday …

 




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April 3rd, 2019

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF TUESDAYS MUNICIPAL ELECTION

As expected, voter turnout for the General Municipal Election yesterday was light in most areas. Some of the highlights …

 In Linn County 85% of the votes said yes to the Sales Tax Question. In the Brookfield R-3 School Board race, Jim McIntyre has 296 votes, Galen Bubby Hicks 238, Phillip Sensenich 168 and Robert Frock received 126 votes. In the Bucklin R2 School board, Michael Shank was on top with 107 votes. Lori Hanson received 102 and Margie Sharp 69. Also, no voters who were out of Macon County and eligible to vote cast any votes.. In the Meadville, 92% of Linn County voters said yes to Proposition 2 for the Meadville school. In Marceline for the R5 Board of Education, Linn County votes total 276 for Cindi Black Rodgers, 216 for Kimberly Corbin, Landon Teeter had 153 and Mark Bloss 67. Josh McNeil was elected Bucklin Mayor with 82 votes while John Wright had 42. Bucklin voters said yes to Prop 1  with 109 yes and17 no votes. Jim Riley has 91 votes to lead the pack for Bucklin Alderman followed by 75 for Ben Fell and 52 for Kim Harrison. In Laclede, Lynn Clark haed 47 votes for Alderman, Corey Ludington received 32 votes and Douglas Pekelder received 10. Marceline voters on Prop 1 said yes 218 whild 81 voted no. For Marceline City Council, Jeri Hold had 210 votes. Lacey Meissen received 181, Eric Thurman 93 and Mary Gibson received 76 votes.

In Macon County, Bill Cosby edged out Brice Hopkins in the race for Bevier Mayor 67 to 63. Patty Cheever had 90 votes for Alderman of Bevier. Dennis Whisenand received 68 and Terry Powell 57. In the Bevier C4 School board race, 144 votes went to Brenda Jennings, 126 for Lisa Harrington and Andrea Wilson received 67. Macon Councilman ward 1 goes to Ernie Lea with 235 votes and Don Kinkhorst received 132. Ron Robinson was elected Alderman ward 1 in Laplata, Robert Lewis took 84% of the vote to win the Commissioner position in the Hudson Special Road District. It was a strongly contested Macon County R1 School Board race. Christopher Nelson had 893 votes, Joe Claypoole 742 and Jerry Martie 733 votes. The Macon Common Road District Question was approved 635 to 234. The Macon Conty Nurshing Home Tax Levy was defeted 1009 no votes and 804 yes votes. The Macon local use tax question …. 54% said no and 46% said yes. And the LaPlata Prop KIDS … 371 voted no while 219 said yes

In Randolph County, Proposition A for 911 services passed 1286 yes to 701 no. For Higbee School District Board of Education, votes elected William Westfall and Robert Whisenand, 186 voters also said yes to the special school bond question with 19 voting no. In a tight race for the Moberly School board, the unofficial winners are Debbie Young with 855 votes and Bobby Riley  with 796 to edge out Dan Wilcox who received 772.  The Randolph County Ambulance District 1 director goes to Chris Chism with 251 votes. Cole Davis was elected to the Moberly City council with 592 votes. The other council position goes to Austin Kyser who had 547. Also in that race, Jeff Lawrence received 509 votes, Gary Bowman 455 and Michael Forte 76.

 

STATE AUDITOR SAYS REVENUE DEPARTMENT BROKE THE LAW

Missouri's state auditor says the Revenue Department broke the law and showed a clear pattern of mismanagement by not using a public process to change tax withholding tables.

Those tables are used to calculate how much to take from workers' paychecks throughout the year for income taxes and said when the tables were revised, state law was violated as there wasn’t a proposed regulation change which would have allowed for public input. Galloway says the Revenue Department didn't follow state law when it revised those tables in January without proposing a regulation change, which would have allowed for public input. In a response included with the audit, the former director of the department said the agency will work to update state regulations.

 

DEFENDANT IN SCOTLAND COUNTY STABBING ACQUITTED BY KNOX CO JURY

Your Source, KTVO & KTVO dot com reports the suspect in a northeast Missouri stabbing has been acquitted. A Knox County jury delivered its not guilty verdict in the case of Curtis Cousins, 35, of Washington, Iowa, after a two-day trial on March 21 and 22, 2019. The trial was moved to Knox County from Scotland County on a change of venue. Cousins had faced a felony charge of First-Degree Assault Causing Serious Physical Injury. He was charged in connection with a  March 2018 stabbing that happened at a Memphis, Missouri, residence.

Investigators had said the person who was stabbed had confronted Cousins in the garage of a Memphis home. That person survived. Cousins' public defender argued during the trial that it was a case of self-defense. Scotland County Prosecutor April Wilson told KTVO on Tuesday that Cousins was not released from custody after the trial because he is wanted on a drug-related warrant out of Iowa.

 




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April 2, 2019

TODAY IS THE SPRING MUNICIPAL ELECTION

Polls opened at 6 o’clock this morning and will remain open until 7 PM tonight so that voters can cast their ballots on a number of issues of interest. Today is the General municipal electionand traditionally the biggest election of the year as far as number of issues to decide. Every county in the state will have races or issues to decide in the April General Municipal election including numerous bond and levy issues along with the traditional school board, county and city government races and so much more. Again, the polls will remain open until  7 o’clock tonight.

 

RALLS COUJNTY WRECK RESULTS IN MODERATE INJURIES FOR HANNIBAL WOMAN

The highway patrol investigated another collision involving a deer and a vehicle just after 8:30 Monday morning, this time in Ralls County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said 66 year old Patricia K. Egbert of Hannibal was westbound on Route N, 2 miles west of Saverton when she tried to avoid colliding with a deer that was on the roadway. Instead of hitting the deer, her vehicle travelled off the roadway, overturned an d struck utility pole resulting in extensive damage. Egbert received moderate injuries and was transported by Marion County Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment. The patrol was assisted at the scene by the Ralls County Sheriff’s Department, the Hannibal Rural Fire Department and Marion County Ambulance District.

 

CALLAWAY COUNTY AUTHORITIES ARREST MACON MAN ON THEFT CHARGES

The Callaway County Sheriff’s office arrested a Macon man for stealing and receiving stolen property this past Thursday. The Callaway County Prosecutor has charged 41 year old Frederick Michael Nerini of Macon with the felony offenses of Stealing and Receiving Stolen Property. Nerini was arrested this past week in Millersburg and additional arrests are possible  as authorities continue to investigate the theft of ATV and UTV vehicles on County Road 305 in rural parts of the county and the theft of a trailer west of Fulton. Nerini was still in custody at last report on a $5000.00 bond. The Sheriff’s office says several items that were stolen have been recovered

 

LIVINGSTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

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04/01/2019

MONROE CITY MAN DEAD FOLLOWING A UTV ACCIDENT

A Monroe City resident was killed in a UTV accident at 10:45 AM Sunday on Monroe County Road 390, one mile west of Monroe City. The highway patrol said 21 year old Jacob T. Parrish and 22 year old Robert E. Crabtree both of Monroe City were westbound on a razor UTV and attempted to turn around in the roadway. The unit went into a skid and overturned.. Parrish was ejected and the vehicle came to rest on top of him. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Monroe County Coroner James Reinhard at 11:12 AM. A passenger 22 year old Robert E. Crabtree of Monroe City was treated for minor injuries at the scene by Monroe City Ambulance District personnel.  The patrol was assisted by the Monroe City Police Department, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Monroe City Fire Department and State Park Rangers. The body was transported to Garner Funeral Home in Monroe City pending funeral arrangements.

KIRKSVILLE DRIVER RECEIVED MODERATE INJURIES IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH

An early morning wreck in Adair County at the junction of Route J and MO 11 resulted in moderate injuries. The patrol said 52 year old Michael B. Tripp was southbound on Route J around 2:15 AM, failed to stop at a stop sign and struck an embankment. Tripp was transported by private auto to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment.

TWO CAR COLLISISON IN RALLS COUNTY SATURDAY

A New London resident and a Hannibal resident were involved in a collision on Friday in Ralls County on Route T, 3 miles south of Hannibal. According to the patrol 66 year old Brenda S. Henderson of New London was Southbound on Route T.  A northbound auto, driven by 17 year old Halley S. Smith of Hannibal attempted to make a left hand turn and turned in the path of the Henderson auto.

RANCH WORKER INJURED IN FARM ACCIDENT AT CIRCLE A RANCH

This past Friday, at approximately 9:15 am, Randolph County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Circle A Ranch, north of Huntsville in reference to a farm accident.

Upon arrival, deputies learned that two employees were using a loader to drive a fence post. The loader bucket slipped off of the fence post, causing one of the employees to fall to the ground and the loader rolled over the subject. The victim was transported to University Hospital in Columbia by Randolph County Ambulance District.

RANDOLPH COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

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




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March 29, 2019

TIRE BLOWOUT RESULTS IN MINOR INJURIES FOR MOBERLY MAN

A Moberly man sustained minor injuries and was transported by Randolph County EMS to Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment following a single vehicle crash Thursday afternoon just past 3:30 PM. The highway patrol said 44 year old Phillip O. Dysert was southbound on US 63, just south of Highway B at Clark when the rear tire blow out on the passenger side of his vehicle. That blow out caused the vehicle to slide into a sign and come to rest in the median resulting in extensive damage.

 

MARCELINE MAN IN VEHICLE & DEER COLLISION IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY

A Marceline man also sustained minor injuries and was transported to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe for treatment and as a precaution. The patrol said 37 year old Matthew L. Cooper was westbound on US 36 in Livingston County when his vehicle struck a deer in the roadway. Cooper’s auto then came to a controlled stop on the outside shoulder of US 36. That collision occurred around 6:30 Thursday morning.

 

MACON MAN FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER & ARMED CRIMINAL ACTION

A Macon man was charged with First-Degree Murder but an Adair County jury this week returned a verdict guilty of Second-Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action. Your Source, KTVO and KTVO dot com said the trial of Ray Holt, 41, started Monday in Adair County Circuit Court where it was held on a change of venue from Macon County. The trial ended around 6 p.m. Wednesday when jurors returned with their guilty verdict after deliberating about two hours. Holt was convicted of fatally stabbing Ryon "Gomez" Perkins, 34, of Macon, in October 2016. On the day of the fatal stabbing, witnesses told police that Holt said to them that he had caught his wife in bed with Perkins. The witnesses also said Holt admitted to stabbing Perkins. Holt was charged with First-Degree Murder, but the jury returned with a verdict of guilty of Second-Degree Murder. His sentencing date is set for May 21, 2019.

 

REVITALIZATION GRANT FOR PARIS MO

You don’t have to drive far to find once thriving communities in various states of decay. Columbia TV Station KOMU recently reported on efforts in Paris, MO to revive their historic downtown buildings. Paris recently received the downtown revitalization grant from Missouri Main Street Connection. The grant covers 60% of the cost of the services and the other 40 percent has to be generated within the community. The grant program consists of two years of training, workshops, collecting opinions and laying a foundation. Residents are invited to workshops outside of the community hosted in other “Missouri Main Street” towns. The next steps are collecting demographic information and using that to create a list of priorities. Main Street Connection, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving historic small towns by providing education, financial assistance, design and promotion. You can read the full story at KOMU dot com.




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March 28, 2019

WEATHER  CONCERNS AND ADDITIONAL FLOODING

Several rounds of rain are possible between now and early Saturday and the National Weather Service says rainfall amounts of two to three inches are expected which may aggravate current Missouri River flooding issues.  Moderate to major river flooding is already occurring along the Missouri from Brownville to Parkville and eastward toward Glasgow and Boonville. The latest forecast is calling for showers and thunderstorms to develop sometime Thursday afternoon and continue off and on through midday Saturday. While there’s a good chance for showers and thunderstorms throughout the period, the best chance is Friday and Friday night. Due to the expected rainfall, the National Weather Service issued a Hydrologic outlook and says the potential is strong for additional flooding and that additional statements, watches and potential flood warnings may in fact be necessary.

 

POWER OUTAGE IN RANDOLPH COUNTY WEDNESDAY NIGHT

A major power outage affected a large number of people in Randolph County late Wednesday afternoon and early evening. Ameran UE said a problem developed at a Moberly substation and that was the reason for the power disruption. Several thousand customers were affected including over 1600 customers in southern parts of Moberly and further south. In addition another 1000 plus customers in the Huntsville area , over 800 customers to the east of Moberly  and in the Madison area as well as 100 plus customers in the Clark area.

 

CARROLLTON WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

A Carrollton woman is in the Chariton County Jail in Keytesville pending filing of formal drug distribution charges. The highway patrol arrest report indicates 33 year old Heather L. Mead of Carrollton was arrested at 5:50 PM Wednesday in Ray County. She was transported to the Chariton County Jail in Keytesville on a 24-hour hold for felony possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. She was arrested in Ray County.

 

SUMNER MAN ARRESTED ON SEVERAL FELONY CHARGES INCLUDING ASSAULT

The highway patrol arrest report indicates a Sumner man is in serious trouble and is being held at the Macon County Sheriff’s office on a 24 hour hold. Authorities say 21 year old Tyler K. Dye of Sumner was arrested in Linn County at 6:51 AM Wednesday morning on several charges including felony assault involving a special victim – in this case a Law Enforcement officer, three felony counts of resisting arrest and leaving the scene of an accident.

 

STURGEON MAN IN ARRESTED IN COLE COUNTY

The patrol also reported a Sturgeon man was arrested and is being held without bond in Cole County. The report said 21 year old Shaun P. Allen was wanted on a felony probation violation warrant out of Camden County as well as a Randolph County misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear on Driving while Revoked. His arrest was at 2 PM Thursday in Cole County.

 

GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION IS TUESDAY

The Missouri General Municipal Election is this coming Tuesday, April 2nd and as usual polls will open at 6 AM and close at 7 PM. KTVO and KTVO dot com recently ran a story reminding residents to bring an acceptable form of voter identification. Any of the following forms of voter ID will work including …

 




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03/27/2019


NEW CAMBRIA MAN SUSTAINED SERIOUS INJURIES IN MACON COUNTY ATV CRASH

A New Cambria man was flown by Air Evac to University Hospital in Columbia after he received serious injuries in an ATV accident at 8:05 Tuesday morning. The highway patrol said 65 year old Kenneth Kelso was northbound on Route Z, 4 miles northwest of New Cambria when the ATV he was operating ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a ditch. Macon County Ambulance Personnel assisted at the scene.

 

ANOTHER AREA DRIVER HURT IN RANDOLPH COUNTY ACCIDENT

A wreck at 8:20 Tuesday morning on US Highway 24, 3 miles east of Clifton Hill resulted in minor injuries for a Huntsville resident. The highway patrol reports 17 year old Sierra F. Riley was eastbound when his vehicle ran off the roadway. Riley was transported by Randolph County Ambulance to Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment. In addition to ambulance personnel, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department and Huntsville Fire Department assisted

 

TEACHER RESIGNS AFTER BEING CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSUALT

A Teacher at the Mendon school district has been charged with having sexual contact with a high school senior. Superintendent Eric Hoyt said Tuesday in a written statement that a staff member involved in a criminal investigation resigned, but did not identify the teacher by name. On Monday, authorities said an arrest warrant for 27 year olf Blair Bruner of Marceline had been issued on a felony charge of sexual contact with a student. The warrant carries a $10,000 cash only bond. KMIZ TV report Bruner is accused of sending lewd photos via the social media service Snapchat to a senior at Northwestern R-I High School in Mendon and touching him inappropriately, according to court documents. Bruner was the special education teacher for grades 7-12 at the time the offenses are alleged to have happened, starting in November or December. The school district placed her on paid leave and she was set to resign this month. The alleged crime was discovered when a school board member saw one of the photos on the student's phone and alerted school officials, who then contacted law enforcement, according to the probable cause statement filed in Bruner's case. She started with the Mendon school district this past August, the superintendent told investigators. As of Tuesday, Bruner had not been booked into the Chariton County Jail.

MoDOT ISSUES WAIVER IN RESPONSE TO FLOODING AND STATE OF EMERGENCY

In response to flooding and the state of emergency declared by Gov. Parson over the weekend, the Missouri Department of Transportation will allow heavier-than-normal truckloads of rock, sand and gravel to travel on Missouri highways. The allowance will help get flood-fighting supplies to communities and expedite needed repairs of roads, levees, railroads, etc. While the waiver is in effect, private and for-hire motor carriers may carry up to 10 percent more than their licensed weight on Missouri highways. The waiver will remain in effect through April 21. While the waiver is in effect, participating motor carriers are limited to:

 

For more information, call MoDOT at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or visit www.modot.org.

MARCELINE POLICE BRIEF

This past Monday, the Marceline Poiice Department provided an update on calls…

 




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03/26/2019

 

DRUG BUST IN CHILLICOTHE

This past Friday, officers of the Chillicothe Police Department and Livingston County Sheriff's Office began a drug investigation in the 300 block of Clay Street.  Officers seized drug paraphernalia and evidence of drug distribution from a resident of the home, and arrested a 30-year-old Male on a parole warrant. Later that night, officers completed a lengthy drug investigation and obtained a Livingston County Search Warrant.  Members of the

 Chillicothe Police Department, Livingston County Sheriff's Office, and Missouri State Highway Patrol teamed up to serve a search warrant at  200 Conn Street in Chillicothe where officers  arrested three individuals for drug distribution and 2 individuals for drug possession. Authorities also seized approximately 40 grams of methamphetamine and additional drug paraphernalia. In addition, officers also worked with children's division to get a minor child out of the residence and away from this type of activity.  The individuals arrested were all transported to the Daviess DeKalb County Jail pending formal charges in the charged in Livingston County Courts. The names of those arrested were not included in the official news release.

 

PERSON WITH GUNSHOT WOUND SHOWS UP AT SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

KMIZ TV in Columbia reports Boone County deputies are investigating and said a person showed up to the department headquarters with a gunshot wound. The person arrived at the department building on County Drive around 10 p.m., according to a deputy on scene. The deputy told ABC 17 News that more information would come out through a news release.

 

PATROL AIRCRAFT ASSISTS WITH VEHICLE PURSUIT OF ASSAULT SUPPECTS
This past Sunday afternoon around 1:30 PM, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department contacted the Highway Patrol Troop F communications and requested assistance with a pursuit. The vehicle and occupants were wanted for 2nd degree assault. Initially, the pursuit traveled on Interstate 70 eastbound from the 170-mile marker. The vehicle exited at Missouri Highway 19 and re-entered I-70 westbound. At this time, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department received reports of the passenger brandishing a firearm and the suspect vehicle was reportedly attempting to run other vehicles off the roadway. Patrol aircraft 93MP responded to the area to assist. The aircraft began tracking the vehicle on I-70 westbound at the 143-mile marker, allowing ground vehicles to reduce speed and follow at a safe distance. Near the 121-mile marker, the vehicle struck spikes deployed by a trooper. However, the vehicle regained control and continued westbound. At this time, the pursuit traveled into the Patrol's Troop A area. Troop A officers responded eastbound and deployed spikes east of Missouri Highway J in Saline County. The vehicle struck the spikes and exited onto northbound Hwy J, before coming to a stop. Two occupants were taken into custody without further incident. The subjects were relayed back to Montgomery County and released into the custody of sheriff’s deputies.

 

 

MEETING PRESENTATION SCHEDULED FOR ATLANTA SIDEWALK PROJECT

MoDOT is inviting the public to a meeting to discuss a future sidewalk project that is expected to get underway in the not too distant future. The proposed project is along Macon County Route M from Atterberry Street to Orchard Street and is a part of MoDOT’s initiative to bring all MoDOT facilities into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, March 28th, 2019 from 4 to 6 PM at the Atlanta Baptist Church in Atlanta. MoDOT representatives will be on hand to explain the project and answer questions. The project is slated to begin during the summer of 2020.

 

BROOKFIELD CHAMBER BANQUET QUICKLY APPROACHING

The Annual Brookfield Chamber of Commerce Banquet is just over 2 weeks away. This years event is scheduled for April 13th. Tickets are $20 per person. In addition, items are still needed for the annual auction. If you have something to donate or to order your banquet tickets,  call the chamber office at 660-258-7255 or stop by 207-B North Main in downtown Brookfield.

 

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March 25, 2019

BODY FOUND IN MISSOURI RIVER NEAR MIAMI

 Saline County authorities are investigating after a dead body was found in the Missouri River. The Saline County Sheriff’s Department says the body was discovered at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Malta Bend, and was recovered by Missouri State Water Patrol with assistance from Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Malta Bend Fire Department. Saline County Coroner Willie Harlow advised the body is that of a male suspect, and an autopsy will be conducted. More information will be released as it becomes available.

 

SERIOUS INJURIES FOR MOBERLY MAN IN BOONE COUNTY WRECK

The highway patrol said a Moberly man had serious injuries in a single vehicle wreck on Boone County Saturday night around 9:10 PM. The repot indicated, Dennis. W. Hay, age 36, of Moberly was southbound on US 63, south of Route H, when his vehicle travelled off the right side of the highway and crossed a grassy median. The auto then crossed the on-ramp from Route H onto 63, travelled off the right side of the road and struck a tree. Hay was transported by Boone county EMS to University Hospital in Columbia.

 

LARGE HOUSE FIRE IN MOBERLY SATURDAY

A post on social media Saturday night at 6pm said the Moberly Police Department and Moberly Fire Department were on scene of a large house fire in the 700 block of Benson Street and asked people to avoid the area. Adjacent streets and intersections were blocked off as fire crews were working the fire. According to the Moberly Fire Department, the alarm came in just before 5:00 PM. Moberly firefighters were on the scene for about 4 hours as they battled the blaze in the two story frame structure. The alarm came in just before 5:00 pm. Firefighters were on the scene for around 4 hours. The fire department was assisted by the Moberly Police Department, Moberly Public Works Department, Randolph County Ambulance District and a fire investigator with the Missouri Division of Fire Safety. The residents were able to make it out safely and the home was a total loss. No injuries were reported.

 

MAN ARRESTED AFTER ATTEMPTING TO FLEE MOBERLY POLICE

The Moberly Police Department arrested a man who tried to flee on foot Friday night when Police attempted to make a traffic stop around 10:22 PM Friday in the 800 block of St. Charles Street. Police said the driver of the car; 22 year old Joshua Carter exited the vehicle and fled on foot. He was apprehended a short time later. Police found three grams of methamphetamine and two syringes in the vehicle he was driving. Carter was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and felony resisting arrest. Carter is currently on probation for prior drug and burglary convictions. He was being held at the Randolph County Jail in Huntsville on a $20,000 cash only bond.

 

SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH SOUTH OF LAPLATA SUNDAY AFTERNOON

The highway patrol reports they worked a single vehicle wreck on US Highway 63, one mile south of LaPlata around 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon. According to the report, 19 year old Melissa A. Apel-Howard of Bevier was southbound and lost control due to road conditions. According to the report her vehicle went off the left side of the road and into the medium. The driver was transported by private auto to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment of minor injuries. Assistance was rendered at the scene by the Macon County Sheriff’s Department and the LaPlata Fire Department.

 

NO SERIOUS INJURIES FOLLOWING SHELBY CO ACCIDENT

A State Trooper in Shelby County investigated a single vehicle accident shortly after 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon. According to the report, 25 year old J3essica L. Medford was westbound on US 36, one mile east of Lakenan when her vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway. She overcorrected and that caused her vehicle to roll. It soon came to rest off the right side of the highway. The driver was not injured, however her 4 y ear old son who was a passenger did had some minor injuriss and was transported by Salt River Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment.

 

MINOR INJURIES AFTER VEHICLE STRIKES DEER

A pickup collided with a deer on MO Highway 3, half a mile north of Roanoke around 7:40 PM Saturday night. Jack W. Anderson, age 56, of Slater was the driver of the southbound vehicle. A passenger, 52 year old Cheryl D. Anderson had minor injuries and was going to seek her own treatment. Thje patrol was assisted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, Randolph County Ambulance and the Huntsville Rural Fire Department.

 

DEPUTY STRUCK BY CAR RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL

A former Kirksville police officer who is now a sheriff's deputy in Moniteau County, Missouri, continues to recover after being struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop. According to KTVO's sister station, KRCG, deputy Jason Partin, 45, of California, Missouri, has been released from the hospital. Partin was conducting a traffic stop Thursday night, when a passing vehicle struck him. According to Moniteau County Sheriff Tony Wheatley, Partin was released from the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Partin is originally from Memphis, Missouri, and graduated from Scotland County High School. He was an officer with the Kirksville Police Department several years ago.

 

FIRE ALARM TESTS AT THREE COLUMBIA PARKING GARAGES FRIDAY

Annual tests of the fire alarm systems at three parking garages will take place on Friday, March 29 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The tests will be done on the systems at the Fifth and Walnut, Eighth and Cherry and Short Street garages. The tests will include the brief activation of horns and strobe lights to ensure everything is in proper working order.

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY SHERIFFS REPORT
Randolph County Sheriff Mark Nichols reports the following incidents, reports, investigations and arrests on March 22nd




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March 25, 2019

BODY FOUND IN MISSOURI RIVER NEAR MIAMI

 Saline County authorities are investigating after a dead body was found in the Missouri River. The Saline County Sheriff’s Department says the body was discovered at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Malta Bend, and was recovered by Missouri State Water Patrol with assistance from Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Malta Bend Fire Department. Saline County Coroner Willie Harlow advised the body is that of a male suspect, and an autopsy will be conducted. More information will be released as it becomes available.

 

SERIOUS INJURIES FOR MOBERLY MAN IN BOONE COUNTY WRECK

The highway patrol said a Moberly man had serious injuries in a single vehicle wreck on Boone County Saturday night around 9:10 PM. The repot indicated, Dennis. W. Hay, age 36, of Moberly was southbound on US 63, south of Route H, when his vehicle travelled off the right side of the highway and crossed a grassy median. The auto then crossed the on-ramp from Route H onto 63, travelled off the right side of the road and struck a tree. Hay was transported by Boone county EMS to University Hospital in Columbia.

 

LARGE HOUSE FIRE IN MOBERLY SATURDAY

A post on social media Saturday night at 6pm said the Moberly Police Department and Moberly Fire Department were on scene of a large house fire in the 700 block of Benson Street and asked people to avoid the area. Adjacent streets and intersections were blocked off as fire crews were working the fire. According to the Moberly Fire Department, the alarm came in just before 5:00 PM. Moberly firefighters were on the scene for about 4 hours as they battled the blaze in the two story frame structure. The alarm came in just before 5:00 pm. Firefighters were on the scene for around 4 hours. The fire department was assisted by the Moberly Police Department, Moberly Public Works Department, Randolph County Ambulance District and a fire investigator with the Missouri Division of Fire Safety. The residents were able to make it out safely and the home was a total loss. No injuries were reported.

 

MOBERLY MAN ARRESTED AFTER ATTEMPTING TO FLEE

The Moberly Police Department arrested a man who tried to flee on foot Friday night when Police attempted to make a traffic stop around 10:22 PM Friday in the 800 block of St. Charles Street. Police said the driver of the car; 22 year old Joshua Carter exited the vehicle and fled on foot. He was apprehended a short time later. Police found three grams of methamphetamine and two syringes in the vehicle he was driving. Carter was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and felony resisting arrest. Carter is currently on probation for prior drug and burglary convictions. He was being held at the Randolph County Jail in Huntsville on a $20,000 cash only bond.

 

SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH SOUTH OF LAPLATA SUNDAY AFTERNOON

The highway patrol reports they worked a single vehicle wreck on US Highway 63, one mile south of LaPlata around 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon. According to the report, 19 year old Melissa A. Apel-Howard of Bevier was southbound and lost control due to road conditions. According to the report her vehicle went off the left side of the road and into the medium. The driver was transported by private auto to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment of minor injuries. Assistance was rendered at the scene by the Macon County Sheriff’s Department and the LaPlata Fire Department.

 

NO SERIOUS INJURIES FOLLOWING SHELBY CO ACCIDENT

A State Trooper in Shelby County investigated a single vehicle accident shortly after 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon. According to the report, 25 year old J3essica L. Medford was westbound on US 36, one mile east of Lakenan when her vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway. She overcorrected and that caused her vehicle to roll. It soon came to rest off the right side of the highway. The driver was not injured, however her 4 y ear old son who was a passenger did had some minor injuriss and was transported by Salt River Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment.

 

MINOR INJURIES AFTER VEHICLE STRIKES DEER

A pickup collided with a deer on MO Highway 3, half a mile north of Roanoke around 7:40 PM Saturday night. Jack W. Anderson, age 56, of Slater was the driver of the southbound vehicle. A passenger, 52 year old Cheryl D. Anderson had minor injuries and was going to seek her own treatment. Thje patrol was assisted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, Randolph County Ambulance and the Huntsville Rural Fire Department.

 

DEPUTY STRUCK BY CAR RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL

A former Kirksville police officer who is now a sheriff's deputy in Moniteau County, Missouri, continues to recover after being struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop. According to KTVO's sister station, KRCG, deputy Jason Partin, 45, of California, Missouri, has been released from the hospital. Partin was conducting a traffic stop Thursday night, when a passing vehicle struck him. According to Moniteau County Sheriff Tony Wheatley, Partin was released from the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Partin is originally from Memphis, Missouri, and graduated from Scotland County High School. He was an officer with the Kirksville Police Department several years ago.

 

FIRE ALARM TESTS AT THREE COLUMBIA PARKING GARAGES FRIDAY

Annual tests of the fire alarm systems at three parking garages will take place on Friday, March 29 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The tests will be done on the systems at the Fifth and Walnut, Eighth and Cherry and Short Street garages. The tests will include the brief activation of horns and strobe lights to ensure everything is in proper working order.

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY SHERIFFS REPORT
Randolph County Sheriff Mark Nichols reports the following incidents, reports, investigations and arrests on March 22nd




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03/22/2019

 

MOBERLY WOMAN IDENTIFIED BY POLICE

Police have identified the Moberly woman found dead Wednesday.

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

 

TWO VEHICLE CRASH IN CHILLICOTHE RESULTS IN INJURIES

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

 

BROOKFIELD MAN ARRESTED BY PATROL

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

 

COLUMBIA HOME INVASION CAUGHT ON CAMERA

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

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

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

 

NORTHWESTERN R1 ADOPTS 4 DAY SCHOOL WEEK

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

 

2019/2020 SCHOOL CALENDAR


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

Back to School Night 6-8 p.m.

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

Aug. 21 - First Day

Sept. 13- Consortium Meeting - No School

Sept. 20- Midterm - (18 days)

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

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

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

Nov. 19- Midterm - (17 days)

Nov. 25– School In Session

Nov. 27-29 - Thanksgiving Vacation-No School

Dec. 3- School Resumes 8 a.m.

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

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

End of 1st Semester (68 days)

Dec. 23- Jan. 6 2019 - Christmas Vacation

Jan. 7- School Resumes 8 a.m.

Feb. 7- Midterm - (20 days)

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

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

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

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

Mar. 23- Snow Makeup Day

Mar. 30- Snow Makeup Day

Apr. 6– School In Session

Apr. 9- Midterm (20 days)

Apr. 10– Easter Vacation-No School

Apr. 14– School Resumes 8 a.m.

Apr. 20- Snow Makeup Day

Apr. 27- Snow Makeup Day

May 3 - Graduation - 6 p.m.

May 4 - School In Session

May 11– School In Session

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

End of 4th Quarter (42 days)

End of 2nd Semester (78 days)

May 18- 20 - Snow Makeup Days

School will not be in session on Mondays


STUDENTS PARTICIPATED IN AG CONTEST DAY IN TRENTON

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

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


CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

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




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March 21, 2019

MOBERLY POLICE INVESTIGATING WOMANS DEATH

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

 

GRAIN BELT EXPRESS  RECEIVED APPROVAL WEDNESDAY

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

 

MODOT REMINDS MOTORISTS DONOT IGNORE BARRICADES 

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

 

FLAGS ORDERED TO HALF STAFF IN MISSOURI

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


TECHNOLOCY INDUSTRY GROWTH AND MISSOURI

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




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March 20, 2021

HIGBEE DRIVER LIFE FLIGHTED FOLLOWING ACCIDENT

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

 

KANSAS CITY MAN INJURED IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY CRASH

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

 

BROOKFIELD POLICE BRIEFING

03-18-2019




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

03/19/2019

 

PERRY MAN INVOLVED IN ACCIDENT IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

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

 

I70 CRASH INVOLVING CAR AND TRACTOR TRAILER INJURES COLUMBIA WOMAN

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

 

FUGITIVE BACK IN CUSTODY

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

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

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

 

SATURATION PATROLS DURING PAST WEEKEND YIELDED RESULTS

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




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02/18/2019

 

OUT OF STATE DRIVER SERIOUSLY IN JURED IN SCHUYLER COUNTY WRECK

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

CLARK MAN DIES IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK SATURDAY

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

FUGITIVE STILL ON THE LOOSE

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

HOUSE FIRE NEAR BRASHEAR SATURDAY

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

MOBERLY POWER OUTAGE DUE TO MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT

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





LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

03/14/2019

 

TWO VEHICLE CRASH THURSDAY MORNING WEST OF CALLAO

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

 

SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH NEAR HUNTSVILLE DURING NOON HOUR THURSDAY

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

 

TWO LIVINGSTON COUNTY RESIDENTS INVOLVED IN WRECK THURSAY

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

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

 

TWO MOBERLY RESIDENTS ARRESTED ON METH CHARGES FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP

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

 

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

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

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

 

FLOODING AFFECTING RESIDENTS NEAR THE MISSOURI RIVER

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

 




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03/14/2019

 

Wind Advisory in effect until 10 pm Thursday!

Gusty Winds to Continue through Thursday...

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

  

HIGH WINDS TAKE DOWN POWER POLES WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

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

GALLATIN DRIVER INVOLVED IN EARLY MORNING CRASH WEDNESDAY

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

 

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