LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

09/20/2018

 

EDINA MAN KILLED IN ATV ACCIDENT

The highway patrol said a 72 year old

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

 

CAR COLLIDES WITH DEER IN RALLS COUNTY

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

 

LAST YEAR’S FLU SEASON WAS THE WORST `1

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

 

LINN COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE

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

 

FALL FESTIVAL SEASON

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

 

TODDLER TUESDAY KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 25TH

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

 

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

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

09/18/2018

 

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBER SHOT AT TRAINING SITE SOUTHWEST OF MACON

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

 

FOLLOW UP FROM OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING BACK IN AUGUST

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

 

MAJOR CRASH TEAM INVESTIGATES FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

09/17/2018

 

BROOKFIELD MAN DEAD AFTER BEING HIT BY VEHICLE

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

HALE DRIVER KILLED WHEN TRUCK OVERTURNED

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

 

BICYCLIE & TRRUCK COLLIED IN COOPER COUNTY

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

 

SERIOUS INJURIES FOR 85 YEAR OLD SHELBINA MAN

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

 

AREA RESIDENTS INVOLVED NEAR MONROE CITY

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

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

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

09/14/2018

 

MURDER & SUCIDE IN SOUTHERN MACON COUNTY NEAR THOMAS HILL LAKE

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

 

TWO VEHICLE CRASH IN BOONE COUNTY

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

 

MONITEAU COUNTY WRECK

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

 

MOTORCYCLIST ELUDES OFFICES AFTER CHASE, FOOT PURSUIT AND STRUGGLE

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

 

AIRSHOW TO MOVE TO JEFFERSON CITY FOR 2019 EVENT

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

 

AUTHORITIES ON SCENE OF CRASH INVOLVING TRUCK AND MOTORCYCLE

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

09/13/2018

 

MEXICO STUDENT DETAINED AFTER HAVING STOLEN GUN AT MIDDLE SCHOOL

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

TWO TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN MEXICO EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING

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

THREE KNOX COUNTY STUDENTS ARRESTED ON ASSAULT CHARGES

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

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE REPORTS

Monday, September 10th.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

09/12/2018

 

BRILL SENTENCED TO 22 YEARS FOR CRASH THAT KILLED TEACHER

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

 

FULTON AUTHORITIES LOOKING FOR TWO ESCAPED JUVENILES

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

 

CALLAWAY COUNTY ACCIDENT TUESDAY

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

 

MINOR INJURIES FOR STURGEON DRIVER WHEN VEHICLE COLLIDES WITH DEER

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

 

SEVERAL INJURIED IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY CRASH SUNDAY

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

 

ROAD IMPROVEMENTS FOR CARROLL COUNTY HIGHWAY

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

09/11/2018

 

BEVIER DRIVER INJURED IN WRECK ON US 36

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

 

COLLISION IN PUTNAM COUNTY MONDAY EVENING

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

 

KIRKSVILLE RESIDENTS ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES IN MACON

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

 

MARSHALL WOMAN ARRESTED BY MACON POLICE ON SEVERAL CHARGES

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


HOWARD COUNTY BRIDGE REPLACEMENT UNDERWAY

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

09/10/2018

 

NEW STUDENTS WELCOMED TO KIRKSVILLE

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

 

BRIDGE REHAB PROJECTS SCHEDULED TO START NEXT WEEK IN RANDOLPH COUNTY

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

 

AREA CAR DEALER TO CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY AND GRAND OPENING

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

 

CAMERON PRISON STILL DEALING WITH AFTERMATH OF MAY 12TH RIOT

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

09/07/2018


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MISSOURI MAY EXPERIENCE DANGEROUS FLOODING

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

 

TWO DRUG RELATED ARRESTS IN LIVINSTON COUNTY    

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

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

 

HUNTERS ENCOURAGED TO SHARE THE HARVEST

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

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

 

ROAD CLOSURE DUE TO BRIDGE DETERIORIATION

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

 

IT’S BELLGAME FRIDAY ON YOUR OFFICIAL BELLGAME RADIO STATIONS

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

 

FOOTBALL SCHEDULE UPDATES DUE TO WEATHER

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

09/6/2018

 

FROM DROUGHT CONDITIONS TO FLOODING POSSIBLE

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

 

TRENTON DRIVER RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES

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

 

KIRKSVILLE MAN HURT WHEN PINNED BY VEHICLE TIRE

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

 

CAR AND DEER COLLISION SENDS TWO TO MOBERLY HOSPITAL

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

09/03/2018

 

GREEN CITY MAN KILLED IN TRACTOR ACCIDENT

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

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY WRECK EAST OF MOBERLY SUNDAY NIGHT

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

 

LUDLOW WOMAN INJURED AFTER JUMPING FROM MOVING VEHICLE

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

 

ARMSTRONG MAN TRANSPORTED TO COLUMBIA HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT

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

 

SEVERAL LOCAL RESIDENTS ARRESTED BY STATE TROOPERS

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

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



HANNIBAL SEARCH WARRANT  RESULTS IN ARRESTS AND SEIZURE OF METHAMPHETAMINE


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


A significant quantity of methamphetamine was located.


The following people were taken into custody:


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


CHILLICOTHE POLICE REPORT




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

08/31/2018


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

 

MILAN MAN INJURED IN EARLY MORNING CRASH WEST OF CHILLICOTHE

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

 

RAIN CERTAINLY HELPING BUT DROUGHT CONTINUES TO BE WIDESPREAD IN MISSOURI

Drought Update …

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

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

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

 

HOWARD COUNTY ROAD TO CLOSE

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

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

 

SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS PLANNED IN TROOP B DURING SEPTEMBER

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

Captain Wilt urges all citizens to help law enforcement efforts to apprehend impaired drivers.  If you suspect a motorist of driving while impaired or observe a vehicle being driven in an erratic manner, contact the nearest law enforcement agency.  The Highway Patrol toll-free numbers for reporting emergencies are 1-800-525-5555 or *55 on a cellular telephone.

 

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

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

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

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


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

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

In addition, the bill:

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

FOSTER CARE BACKGROUND CHECKS (Section 210.487 RSMo.)

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

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

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

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

This bill went into effect July 9, 2018.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

SB 999 & SB 1000 ─ MEMORIAL HIGHWAYS

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

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




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


LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

08/29/2018

 

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

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

 

HOWARD COUNTY TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT

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

 

TROOPERS MAKE SEVERAL ARRESTS IN THE AREA

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

08/28/2018

WEEKLY DROUGHT UPDATE


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

MINOR INJURIES IN MACON COUNTY WRECK

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

FATAL MONROE COUNTY ACCIDENT

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

BALLOON DERBY THIS WEEKEND

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

 


 


 


 





 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

08/27/2018

Princeton Man Injured In Putnam Co Wreck

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

Two People Injured in Head On Collision

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

Booneville Man Injured in Hit and Run Incident

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

Ohio Residents Injured in Carroll County Wreck

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

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

08/23/2018

 

CAMERON MOTORCYCLIST INJURED

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

 

WOMAN WANTED ON RAPE, SODOMY AND OTHER CHARGES

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

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

 

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RETURNS FOR ANOTHER SEASON

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

08/22/2018

 

MODERATE INJURIES FOR UNIONVILLE AND MEXICO RESIDENTS

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

 

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

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

 

MEDICAL CONDITION RESULTED IN WRECK IN RALLS COUNTY

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

 

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

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

 

DRUG BUST IN COOPER COUNTY

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

 

NORTHEAST REGIONAL HOSPITAL FURLOUGHS EMPLOYEES

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

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE REPORT

 

August 20th , 2018

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

08/21/2018

 

DROUGHT ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

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

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

 

KIRKSVILLE RESIDENT IN CLAY COUNTY ACCIDENT

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

 

HEAD ON COLLISION IN MONGOMERY COUNTY

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

 

NOVINGER MAN ARRESTED

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

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE REPORT

 

Friday, August 17th




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

08/19/2018

 

TWO PEOPLE HURT IN ATV ACCIDENT IN AUDRAIN COUNTY

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

 

MACON COUNTY WRECK

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

 

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

 

MOBERLY POLICE STILL SEARCHING FOR ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT

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

 

TELEPHONE SCAMERS WORKING AGAIN

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

 

PATROL ARREST REPORTS  

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

08/17/2018

 

STORMS TO BLAME FOR POWER OUTAGE IN MOBERLY THURSDAY NIGHT

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

 

WAVERY WOMAN KILLED IN LAFAYETTE COUNTY WRECK

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

 

DOWNING WOMAN INJURED IN ADAIR COUNTY ACCIDENT

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

 

RALLS COUNTY WRECK DURING NOON HOUR THURSDAY

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

 

PATROL ARREST REPORT

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

 

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

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

08/16/2018

 

MISSOURI UNEMPLOYMENT RATES DROPS LOWER

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

 

BOTH LANES OF INTERSTATE 70 SHUT DOWN IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

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

 

JOPLIN DRIVER IN DAVIESS COUNTY WRECK

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

 

WHEELING TRUCKER INVOLVED IN I-29 CRASH

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

 

TWO SERIOUSLY INJURED AS THREE EIGHTEEN WHEELERS CRASH IN CALLAWAY COUNTY

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

 

HERMANN MAN ARRESTED ON ARSON CHARGE

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

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

Brookfield Police K-9 Unit provided assistance

 

August 14th , 2018

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

08/15/2018

 

MACON COUNTY OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

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

Earlier Story ….

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

CENTRALIA DRIVER CRASHES INTO GUARD RAIL AFTER DEER RUNS ACROSS HIGHWAY

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

 

MAJOR FUNDING FOR NEW LAKE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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

MPSD RESPONDS TO GRASS FIRE AND RAIL ROAD TIES BURNING.

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

CHILLICOTHE POLICE DEPARTMENT SUMMARY

Here’s the latest release from the Chillicothe Police Department 

 

Monday, August 13th.





 

LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

08/14/2018


BREAKING NEWS …..


MACON COUNTY OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

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


 

DROUGHT MANAGEMENT OPTIONS FOR BEEF CATTLE PRODUCERS

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

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

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

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

 

BOONVILLE MAN DIES WHEN THROWN FROM VEHICLE

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

 

RECENT VEHICLE THEFTS IN MEXICO

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

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

 

VAN METER STATE PARK PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING AUGUST 23RD

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

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

  

LIVINGSTON COUNTY SHERFIFF

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

 

Incidents:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Most Wanted Updates:

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

 

Arrests:

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

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

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

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

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

 

               Citations:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Additional Information:

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

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

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

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

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


 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE REPORT

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

 

August 11th, 2018

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

 

AREA RADIO STATION OWNER  PASSES AWAY OVER THE WEEKEND

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

08-10-2018

 

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT TO ADVANCE THE EAST LOCUST CREEK RESERVOIR

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

 

MINOR INJURIES IN HEAD ON CRASH

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

 

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

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

 

DRIVE CAREFULLYAS SCHOOLS ARE GOING BACK INTO SESSION

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

 

OPERATORS OF LAPLATA CAFÉ ARRESTED BY FEDS

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


CHILLICOTHE POLICE REPORT

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

 

August 9th , 2018

 

August 8th , 2018

 




MOTORCYCLE WRECK TAKES LIVE OF BEVIER WOMAN

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

 

MARION COUNTY ACCIDENT

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

 

FULTON WOMAN HURT WHILE CHANGING OIL

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

 

STATE PATROL ARREST REPORTS

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

 

FOOTBALL RETURNS AUGUST 24th

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

08/09/2018

 

COLUMBIA WOMAN HURT IN DRIVE BY SHOOTING

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

 

WESTMINSTER FOOTBALL FIELD DAMAGED SUNDAY NIGHT

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

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

 

TRAFFIC DIRVERTED AROUND OVERPASS TUESDAY NIGHT

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

 

STORM DAMAGE REPORTS IN MEXICO AND OTHER AREAS

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

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

 

August 7th , 2018

 

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

08/08/2018

 

ELECTION TURN OUT/RESULTS

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

TRUCK OVERTURNS EAST OF MARCELINE JUNCTION

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

 

TRACTOR TRAILER CRASH IN MONROE COUNTY EARLY TUESDAY MORNING

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

 

TRENTON WOMAN & LAKELAND, TN MAN ARRESTED BY STATE TROOPERS

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

 

PLANE MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING AT COLUMBIA AIRPORT

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

08/07/2018

 

TODAY IS ELECTION DAY

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

 

RALLS COUNTY ACCIDENT

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

 

ONE VEHICLE WRECK IN COOPER COUNTY

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

 

INDUSTRIAL FIRE IN MEXICO FRIDAY

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

MOBERLY FIRE AND POLICE RESPOND TO STRUCTURE FIRE

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

 

FUND RAISER TO BENEFT BROOKFIELD GOLF TEAM

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

 

MODOT OFFERS DROUGHT RELIEVE TO MO FARMERS AND RANCHERS

Permit fees and some restrictions waived regarding hay movement

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

MISSOURI CROP & PROGRESS REPORT

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

 

DROUGHT UPDATE AND UPDATED RESOURCES

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

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

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


OVERPASS IN HARRISON COUNTY NOW OPEN

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


LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

08/06/2018

 

WRECK IN RANDOLPH COUNTY RESULTS IN INJURIES SUNDAY NIGHT

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

 

FULTON MAN KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH SUNDAY

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

 

RALLS COUNTY ACCIDENT RESULTS IN MINOR INJURIES

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

 

TWO BROOKFIELD RESIDENTS KILLED FRIDAY MORNING

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

08/03/2018

 




TWO BROOKFIELD RESIDENTS KILLED FRIDAY MORNING

       

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




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

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

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

 

MACON MOTORCYCLIST INJURED IN SHELBY COUNTY

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

 

MEXICO MAN ARRESTED

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

 

MEXICO BUILDING HIT BY VEHCILE

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

 

GRASS IN WETLAND EASEMENTS ELIGIBLE FOR HAY IN DROUGHT COUNTIES

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

08/02/2018

 

SEVEN INJURED IN MACON COUNTY WRECK

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

 

TRENTON WOMAN IN COLLISION

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

 

MINOR INJURIES FOR NEWTOWN DRIVER IN DAVIESS COUNTY WRECK

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

 

MOTORCYCLE/CAR COLLISION IN MEXICO WEDNESDAY

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

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

 

SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT DWI SATURATION PLANNED IN AUGUST

Sometime this month, Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers will be participating in special enforcement operations in the area. Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B in Macon, announced on Wednesday that DWI saturations will occur in Clark, Lewis, Linn, Macon and Marion counties and said "Driving while impaired continues to be a major contributing factor of fatal traffic crashes in Missouri." In addition, Captain Wilt urges all citizens to help law enforcement efforts to apprehend impaired drivers. If you suspect a motorist of driving while impaired or observe a vehicle being driven in an erratic manner, contact the nearest law enforcement agency. The Highway Patrol toll-free numbers for reporting emergencies are 1-800-525-5555 or *55 on a cellular telephone.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

08/01/2018

 

CALLAWAY COUNTY WRECK TUESDAY NIGHT

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

 

TWO PEOPLE HELD ON DRUG CHARGES IN SHELBY COUNTY

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

 

BUCKLIN SCHOOL ENROLEMENT TOMORROW

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

 

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

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

Input from the public is important to Missouri State Parks. These informational meetings, which are being held in all state parks and historic sites, help create two-way communication with the public. The meetings give staff the opportunity to let people know the current status and future plans for the park or historic site, and they offer visitors the opportunity to comment on the facilities.

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

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

 

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

 

July 28th, 2018

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

08/01/2018

 

CALLAWAY COUNTY WRECK TUESDAY NIGHT

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

 

TWO PEOPLE HELD ON DRUG CHARGES IN SHELBY COUNTY

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

 

BUCKLIN SCHOOL ENROLEMENT TOMORROW

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

 

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

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

Input from the public is important to Missouri State Parks. These informational meetings, which are being held in all state parks and historic sites, help create two-way communication with the public. The meetings give staff the opportunity to let people know the current status and future plans for the park or historic site, and they offer visitors the opportunity to comment on the facilities.

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

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

 

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

 

July 28th, 2018

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/31/2018

 

ASHLAND WOMAN DIES IN CAR WRECK

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

 

3 VEHICLES INVOLVED IN GRUNDY COUNTY PILEUP

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

 

TRENTON WOMAN HURT IN DEKALB COUNTY ACCIDENT

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

 

COST SHARE SIGN UPS AVAILABLE IN LINN COUNTY

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

 

STUDENTS FROM 12 MISSOURI HIGH SCHOOLS PARTICIPATED IN MOCK CRASH

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (Weekend Summary)

07/20/2018

 

MOBERLY MAN HURT IN BOONE COUNTY WRECK

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

 

CAR CRASHES INTO DOWNTOWN BUILDING

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

 

TWO CENTRALIA RESIDENTS INVOLVED IN BOONE COUNTY COLLISION

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

 

MULTIPLE SHOOTINGS IN DOWNTOWN SUNDAY

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

 

TROOPERS MAKE SEVERAL ARRESTS OVER THE WEEKEND

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

 

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LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/27/2018

 

PATROL REQUESTS ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING FUGITITVE – MANHUNT CALLED OFF

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

 

BETHANY MAN KILLED IN SULLIVAN COUNTY WRECK

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

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY ATV ACCIDENT SENDS BOY TO HOSPITAL

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

 

DROUGHT UPDATE AND SPECIAL MEETING

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

 

MEXICO PUBLIC SAFETY RESPONDS TO HOUSE FIRE IN MEXICO

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

PROPERTY DAMAGE ALSO INVESTIGATED BY MPSD AND ARRESTS MADE

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/26/2018

 

EMDEN DRIVER HURT IN WRECK IN SHELBY COUNTY

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

 

MACON MAN RECEIVES MINOR INJURIES IN NORTH WEST MO ACCIDENT

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

 

MANHUNT SUSPECT SIGHTED

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

 

BROOKFIELD POLICE REPORT

 

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

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

07-25-2018

 

MANHUNT IN NORTH MIISSOURI TUESDAY NIGHT

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

MINOR INJURIES IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY COLLISION

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

 

CLINTON COUNTY ACCIDENT RESULTS IN WHEELING RESIDENTS VEHICLE BEING TOTALLED

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

 

AUDRAIN COUNTY WRECK RESULTS IN SERIOUS INJURIES

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

07-25-2018

 

MANHUNT IN NORTH MIISSOURI TUESDAY NIGHT

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

MINOR INJURIES IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY COLLISION

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

 

CLINTON COUNTY ACCIDENT RESULTS IN WHEELING RESIDENTS VEHICLE BEING TOTALLED

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

 

AUDRAIN COUNTY WRECK RESULTS IN SERIOUS INJURIES

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/20/2018

 

ADAIR COUNTY WRECK

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

 

MONROE COUNTY ACCIDENT

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

 

TWO VEHICLE COLLISION IN KIRKSVILLE

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

 

CLARK COUNTY MAIN BEHIND BARS ON MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES

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

 

TRAGEDY NEAR BRANSON - 11 DEAD AFTER POPULAR TOURIST ATTRACTOIN CAPSIZES

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





LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/19/2018

 

 

MOBERLY MAN RECEIVED MODERATE INJURIES IN LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT WRECK

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

PUTNAM COUNTY TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT WEDNESDAY MORNING

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

 

MINOR INJURIES REPORTED TO PASSENGER IN MERCER COUNTY ATV ACCIDENT

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

 

BOONE COUNTY WRECK ON ROUTE B

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

 

AUDRAIN COUNTY TWO CAR COLLISSION

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

 

AIRPORT FIRE

 

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

CHILLICOTHE POLICE NEWS SUMMARY

The Chillicothe Police Department provided the following information …

Sunday, July 15th.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/18/2018

 

TWO PEOPLE INJURED IN DAVIESS COUNTY WRECK

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

 

AUDRAIN COUNTY SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK

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

 

EARLY MORNING CRASH ON I-70 IN CALLAWAY COUNTY

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

 

HIGHWAY PATROL ARREST REPORT FOR LOCAL AREA

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

 

CALLAWAY COUNTY MANS BODY LOCATED

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

 

NEBRASKA MURDER SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN TROY

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/17/2018

 

 

TWO PEOPLE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER CRASH IN KIRKSVILLE

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

 

SHOOTING INCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION

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

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

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

WORK CONTINUES ON HIGHWAY 36 THRUOUGH CAMERON

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

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

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

 

VAN METER STATE PARK TO HOST SCAVENGER HUNT COMPETITION

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

CHILLICOTHE POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE

                Chillicothe PD reports the following calls & other activities for 07/14/2018 …

Chillicothe PD reports the following calls & other activities for 07/13/2018 …




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/16/2018

 

SHELBYVILLE MAN HURT IN MARION COUNTY ACCIDENT

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

 

TWO INJURED WHEN MOTORCYCLE STRUCK DEER

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

 

MENDON DRIVER IN CHARITON COUNTY WRECK

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

 

CLARENCE TEENAGER IN SHELBY COUNTY WRECK

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

 

BROOKFIELD POLICE BRIEFING FOR JULY 13TH, 2018

 

Brookfield PD report a number of incidents in this report …

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/13/2018

 

THREE PEOPLE KILLED IN HEAD ON COLLISION IN AUDRAIN COUNTY

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

 

CARROLL COUNTY ACCIDENT RESULTS IN MODERATE INJURIES

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

 

FIVE PEOPLE TREATED AFTER MACON COUNTY WRECK AT INTERSECTION

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

 

CLARENCE DRIVER RECEIVED MINOR INURIES IN SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT

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

 

MARION COUNTY COLLISION RESULTS IN INJURIES

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

 

ATLANTA MO DRIVER ARRESTED IN MACON COUNTY

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





LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/12/18

 

PUTNAM COUNTY HOSPITAL AUDIT RELEASED

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

A copy of the progress report is available online here.

 

 

PRINCETON DRIVER INJURED IN WRECK

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

 

QUINCY MAN STRUCK WHILE WORKING IN CARROLL COUNTY

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

 

MARION COUNTY TWO CAR PILE UP

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

 

DRUG ARRESTS IN SCHUYLER COUNTY

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

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY

July 9th Calls




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/11/2018

 

MACON POLICE MAKE SEVERAL DRUG ARRESTS & MORE

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

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

 

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN MARION COUNTY

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

 

CARROLLTON WOMAN INJURED IN CRASH

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

 

SALINE COUNTY CRASH SENDS THREE TO THE HOSPITAL

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

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

 

NEW ALERT SYSTEM IN PLACE FOR GRUNDY COUNTY RESIDENTS

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

ZERO HERO NOMINATIONS UNDERWAY

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/10/2018

FIRE CONTINUES TO BE MAJOR CONCERN DUE TO DRY CONDITIONS

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

MACON TRUCKER INVOLVED IN WRECK IN ST> CHARLES COUNTY

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

 

WOMAN TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER TWO VEHICLE WRECK

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

CAR HITS PEDISTRIAN LAST WEEK IN MEXCIO

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

CHILLICOTHEE POLICE DEPARTMENT SUMMARIES

July 6th, 2018 Report

July 7th, 2018 Report

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

BROOKFIELD POLICE BRIEFING

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




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

(WEEKEND REPORT)

07/09/2018

 

MADISON MAN HURT IN ATV ACCIDENT

A 60 year old Madison Man received serious injuries in a ATV crash in Monroe County on Route J, east of Route ZZ, just before 12:30 yesterday (MON). The patrol said the accident occurred when 60 year Phillip E. Hammonds of Madison was ejected when the ATV struck the ground. Hammons was transported to Moberly Regional Medical Center and then was transported to University Hospital in Columbia for further treatment.

 

ATV ACCIDENT IN CARROLL COUNTY THIS WEEKEND

A Higginsville, Man received serious injuries in an ATV accident in Carroll County around 8:15 pm last (SUN) night. The patrol said 22 year old Marcus L. Hayes was operating an ATV on private property when he struck a gate, ejecting the driver. The vehicle continued off the left side of the road and came to rest.  Hayes was flown by Life Flight Eagle to University Hospital in Columbia for trreaatment.

 

NOVENGER MAN FLOWN TO AREA HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT

A Novinger, MO Man received moderate injuries Saturday night when his motorcycle went off the roadway and the driver was ejected. The patrol said the accident occurred on Route K, 2 miles south of November around 7:30 that night. 58 year old Stephen M. Embree was transported by Adair County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical center, and then was flown by Air Evac Helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia

 

HANNIBAL DRIVER RECEIVES MODERATE INJUREIS IN RALLS COUNTY ACCIDENT

An accident around 10:20 Sunday morning on Highway A, 5 miles south of New London resulted in injuries for a Hannibal woman. The highway patrol said 32 year old Nicole B. Miller was eastbound and swerved to avoid an animal in the roadway. Her vehicle went off the road, overcorrected, and ran off the other side of the road and then overturned, coming to rest on its top.  Miller was transported by Marion County Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital.

 

TWO INJURED IN HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT

 Two people were injured in a hit and run accident that occurred at around 11:15pm Saturday in Cooper County.  The patrol says that 43 year old April Brashier of Woolridge, MO was westbound on I-70 when her car was struck in the rear by a pickup truck with a trailer which fled the scene as her car traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a guardrail and came to rest facing south on the shoulder and in the driving lane.  Both the driver and her passenger 41 year old Steven Brinkman of Columbia were taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

TRACTOR AND HAY BALER FIRE SATURDAY IN RANDOLH COUNTY

Huge billows of black smoke could be seen for miles Saturday afternoon as a tractor and hay baler were destroyed by fire. The accident occurred in the Northwestern portion of Randolph County on the west side of Thomas Hill Lake.  The West Randolph Rural Fire Department quickly put out the blasé which had also spread to a small amount of the hay field. A local farmer and his son were putting up the hay and the fire started in the baler and quickly spread to the tractor as well. No injuries were reported.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/06/2018

 

HOLIDAY COUNTING PERIOD NUMBERS REVEAL 3 TRAFFIC FATALITIES, & TWO DROWNINGS
The Highway Patrol reports a total of three traffic fatalities during the July Fourth Holiday counting period., no boating fatalities and a total of two drowning over the period which started Tuesday night, July 3th at 6pm to Wednesday July 4th at midnight.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the following 2018 July Fourth holiday statistics: Traffic Crashes numbered 114 with 59 injuries, 40 DWI arrests and 38 Drug Arrests. On the States waterways, 5 crashes  were investigates resulting in 2 injuries, no boating related fatalities, 2 drownings, 3 BWI arrests and 8 Drug related arrests.

 

LANCASTER MAN DEAD AFTER BEING EJECTED FROM VEHICLE

A one vehicle wreck in Macon County in the northbound lane of US 63 , 2 miles south of Atlanta at 10:43 Thursday morning claimed the life of a Lancaster man. The patrol said 69 year old Donna M. Welte of Lancaster was the driver and when the vehicle traveled off the road, over corrected, then traveled across the roadway and off the other side and overturned. A passenger, 73 year old Danny L. Welte of Lancaster was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. Donna Welte had moderate injuries and was transported by Air Evat to University hospital in Columbia for treatment

 

MONROE CITY MAN TO SEEK OWN TREATMENT FOLLOWING WRECK

82 year old William G. Crager of Monroe City was to seek is own treatment following a collision on US 24 in Madison at 5:35 last (Thurs) night. The patrol said 41 year old Thomas E. Kitchen of Moberly was westbound and failed to yield and struck the Crager auto who was also traveling westbound, from behind.

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY WRECK RESULTS IN INJURIES

A wreck on the 4th of July at 10:25 pm on Randolph County Road 2930, 3 miles west of Clark resulted in moderate injuries for one and two others sustained minor injuries. The patrol said 20 year old Takota Norris of Moberly was northbound and began to skid. The vehicle collided with a guardrail and a post, then overturned. The driver had minor injuries as did a passenger, 25 year old James E. Polson of Macon. They both were treated at the scene. Another passenger, 21 year old Carson L. Polson of Moberly received moderate injuries and was to seek his own treatment.

 

 

BROOKFIELD MAN ARRESTED BY TROOPERS

The highway patrol arrest reports indicate a Brookfield resident was arrested and placed on a 24 hour hold at the Caldwell County Detention Center at 5:19 pm Thursday. 27 year old Joshua D. Lyons was wanted on a Boone County Sheriff’s Department Felony Warrant for 2nd degree Assault, speeding, driving while revoked, and possession of marijuana, as well as unlawful use of Drug paraphernalia.

 

ROAD WORK TO RESUME IN OUR AREA AND ACROSS THE STATE

Weather permitting, Monday, July 16th; work will begin again on U.S. Route 63 in Boone and Randolph Counties with the resurfacing project. The project begins 0.60 mile south of Missouri Route 22 in Boone County to 0.40 mile north of Randolph County Route EE at Moberly. A few weeks ago work initially began with full depth pavement repairs. Now the project will pick up again with a thin layer of asphalt being laid for a new surface. Chester Bross of Palmyra, Missouri will complete the project. Traffic will be reduced to one lane through the work zone while the work is completed. Signs are already in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work. Motorists are encouraged to use caution when traveling through this area, and obey all work zone signs and personnel. Remember always buckle up and put your phone down to eliminate distractions. For more information contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636). You can also visit MODot  online at www.modot.mo.gov/northeast.

 

AMEREN MISSOURI ELECTRIC CUSTOMERS TO SEE RATE REDUCTION

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an agreement which

reduces the annual electric revenues of Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri by approximately $166.5 million (6%), effective August 1, 2018. The rate decrease reflects a reduction in the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% as a result of passage of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Ameren Missouri customers are the first customers of an investor-owned electric utility in Missouri to see the benefits of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.  On June 6, 2018, the Public Service Commission opened a case under a provision of Missouri Senate Bill 564 (SB 564) which was passed by the Missouri General Assembly and signed into law. A section of SB 564 gives the Commission one-time authority to order an adjustment to the electric rates of certain electrical corporations in light of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Under the agreement approved by the Commission, a residential customer using 1,000 kWh a month, electric rates will decrease by approximately $6.21 a month.

 

UNION MAN SENTENCED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES

26 year old Corey Murphy of Union, Missouri was sentenced to 78 months imprisonment to be followed by lifetime supervision for receiving child pornography in 2016.  Murphy pleaded guilty in March and appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Catherine D. Perry for sentencing.

According to his plea agreement, Murphy first came to the attention of law enforcement on suspicion of statutory rape of a 15-year-old in Pacific in 2016.  Initial investigation by that victim’s aunt and the Pacific Police Department through social media confirmed the encounter and revealed that Murphy was in contact via social media accounts with numerous 14 and 15-year-old girls.  Murphy’s smart phone was seized when Murphy was arrested on unrelated charges and searched pursuant to Murphy’s consent.  On Murphy’s smartphone, police found text communications with the victim and a locked app containing images of child pornography which Murphy admitted he had obtained through a communication app on his smartphone.  Forensic analysis of Murphy’s smartphone also revealed search histories consistent with a child pornography seeker.

As the investigation continued, Murphy admitted to the FBI he had carried on an inappropriate relationship with another 14-year-old girl during which he provided the second victim with marijuana.

U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen said “This case was born out of the vigilance and the bravery of a concerned family member.  All parents should be aware of the dangers lurking for children in the world of social media.  I applaud the work of the Pacific Police Department, the St. Louis County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the FBI and all partners in the Justice Department’s Project Safe Childhood for their good work in this case.”




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/05/2018

 

THE HEAT, THE HUMIDITY, STILL THE SHOW GOES ON!

People from all over braved the heat for a number of 4th of July festivities in the area. Marceline, Moberly, Columbia, Jefferson City and many other communities and organizations and clubs within those and other communities stage large shows each year attracting folks from all over.  With the 4th falling on a Wednesday this year, some started their Independence day celebrations earlier. Firework displays could be seen in many areas Tuesday night, and still others are yet to come. One common concern though regardless of the when the various events were scheduled has been the heat and dry conditions. Most event organizers had been doing everything possible to remind those attending to stay hydrated and use extra precautions, but still there were reports of heat related incidents and fireworks related fire calls. Boone County fire officials say a bottle rocket is believed to be the source of a fire just after 6:30 last (WED) night. The field is owned by the University of Missouri. No one was injured. Another hot day is forecast for today and storms are in the forecast  with increasing chances of storms tis afternoon and early evening. The best chance for storms will be along and north of I-70, with a few drifting south through the evening. Severe storms are unlikely, but a few strong storms with heavy downpours are possible but it will definitely be another hot afternoon with highs climbing into the mid 90s and heat indices will still top out near 105 degrees. Exercise caution if you are going to be outside for an extended time today.

 

FIVE PEOPLE INJURED IN SCHUYLER COUNTY WRECK

A wreck involving a car and a tractor trailer on highway 63, 4 miles north of Lancaster shortly after 5:20 last (WED) night sent 5 people to the hospital. The patrol said 36 year old Travis R. Ashby of Centerville, IA was northbound when his vehicle travelled into the path of a southbound Tractor trailer until driven by 48 year old David M. Jacobsma of Minnosota.  All of the injured were in the Ashby vehicle including the driver who had minor injuries. 39 year old Ericka L. Ashby received moderate injuries. 1 year old Kenzi E. Ashby minor injuries and 13 year old Eriney A. Long  had minor injuries. They were all from Centerville, IA and were transported to Davis Count y Hospital in Bloomfield, IA by Schuyler County AMS. Another passenger, Lillian G. Huffman of Cliffton, TX also had minor injuries and was taken to the Bloomfield Hospital. Assistance was provided by the Schuyler County Sheriffs Department, the Schuyler County First Responders, Schuyler County EMS and the Davis County Iowa Ambulance service. The other driver was not injured.

 

PUTNAM COUNTY COLLISION

A two car collision in Sullivan County around 8:20 last (WED) night resulted in minor injuries for one driver. The patrol said 29 year old Collena L. Payne of Unionville was eastbound on KITE Road, 3 miles south of Pollock when her vehicle crossed the center of the roadway and struck a westbound auto driven by 80 year old Gordon D. Campbell of Pollock.  Campbell was not injured and Payne was to seek her own treatment. The Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.

 

TWO PEOPLE HURT IN LINN COUNTY ACCIDENT INVOLVING 4WHEELER

Two people received injuries in a 4 wheeler accident in Linn County early Wednesday morning. The patrol said 34 year old Angellee Piljerton of Las Vedas, NV was operating a 4-wheeler and eastbound on Line Street in Browning at Route O and drove off the roadway. She then attempted to turn back onto the street and struck a ditch. Piljerton was ejected and the ATV overturned onto a passenger identified as 46 year old Gina R. McCormick of Nixa, MO. McCormick received moderate injuries and was transported by Sullivan County Ambulance to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. Piljerton sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene by Sullivan County EMS. That accident happened Wednesday morning at 12:15 am

 

MARCELINE WOMAN HURT AFTER FALLING ASLEEP AT WHEEL

A Marceline woman fell asleep while traveling south on MO 5, 4 miles south of Marceline at 8:25 Tuesday morning. The patrol said 35 year old Melanie P. Metcalf received serious injuries when her car ran off the road, struck the ground and then struck a fence. She was transported by Chariton County Ambulance to Pershing Hospital in Brookfield. The Chariton County Sheriff’s Department and Marceline Fire and Marceline First Responders assisted at the scene.

 

MILAN MAN & WIFE INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE WRECK

Two Milan residents sustained moderate injuries and were transported to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan for treatment around 10:30 pm Tuesday night. The patrol said 20 year old Samuel D. Eller was westbound on Route E, approximately 3 miles west of Milan on a motorcycle when he struck a dog in the roadway and overturned. Eller was ejected from the bike along with a passenger, his wife 22 year old Ashlin M. Eller. The patrol received on scene assistance by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, Sullivan County Ambulance Service and the Milan Rural Fire Department.

 

MACON WOMAN INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK IN MACON COUNTY

A Macon driver sustained moderate injuries when her vehicle slit off the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned back onto the roadway at 3 am, Tuesday morning. The patrol said 38 year old Crystal G. Flowers-Kitts was westbound on Lake Street, 1 mile north of Macon when the wreck occurred. She was transported to Samaritan Hospital for treatment. The Macon County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene. The driver was charged with DWI and Careless & Imprudent driving.

 

TWO TREATED AFTER WRECK IN LIVINGSTON COUNT Y DURING NOON HOUR ON JULY 4TH

The patrol said a one vehicle wreck at 12:10 pm Wednesday on Route Y, at the junction of MO-190, 4 miles west of Chillicothe in Livingston County resulted in minor injuries for two passengers. According to the report, the crash happened when 19 year old William S. Simpson of Chillicothe failed to negotiate a curve and his pickup truck travelled off the road. The truck then returned to the roadway and began to skid and travelled off the roadway again and overturned before coming to rest on its top in the roadway. 18 year old Brooklyn N Leeper of Chillicothe and 1 year old Bryson C. Farmer of Chillicothe were both transported by Chillicothe Fire to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe for treatment.

 

TWO HIKERS FROM COLUMBIA BELIEVED FOUND

From KTVO.COM …The AP in Juneau, Alaska is reporting the bodies of two hikers, believed to be those reported missing in Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, have been discovered. The National Park Service says bodies matching the description of the Missouri hikers reported missing in the park last week were recovered Monday along the Sanford River. The park service tentatively identified the two as Rochelle Renken and Michael Huffman, both 62, from Columbia, Missouri. The agency says they were experienced backpackers and that Renken had prior experience crossing Alaska rivers. The bodies were sent to the state medical examiner for positive identification. Evidence suggests the two tried to cross the river near the toe of Sanford Glacier but were swept away by the powerful current. The hikers were last seen June 22.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/03/2018

MODOT ANTICIPATING INCREASED TRAFFIC FOR THE 4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY

The Missouri Department of Transportation is taking additional measures to accommodate an expected increase in traffic due to the Fourth of July holiday. On Missouri’s interstates and most heavily traveled roads, no additional lane restrictions will be put in place on July 4, 5 and 6 during daylight hours. There are some lane and bridge closures already in place around the state and these will remain in place during the holiday and subsequent weekend. With more people expected on Missouri’s roads, MoDOT is reminding motorists not to drive distracted. “Please pay attention, buckle up, don’t talk on your phone or text while driving, obey the speed limit, and don’t drink and drive. It’s that simple,” said State Highway Safety and Traffic Engineer Nicole Hood.  The American Automobile Association predicts that almost 47 million Americans will be traveling 50 miles or more from home during the six-day stretch around the Independence Day holiday. Motorists may encounter congestion in the late afternoon as commuters leaving work early mix with holiday travelers. In 2017, there were 1,076 traffic crashes in Missouri during the holiday; 26 people were killed and 469 were injured.

“Please be aware of MoDOT work zones as you plan your summer travels and remember: Buckle Up Phone Down”  More Information can be found on MoDOT's interactive traveler information map at www.traveler.modot.org/map or by calling 1-888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636

 

HELPING YOUTH PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE

Missouri's top 30 FFA high school seniors completed the fourth annual Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence (HYPE) FFA Academy June 26-28, in Columbia, Mo. The three-day intensive program is designed to inform and empower students to effectively engage on pressing agriculture topics. Since 2015, the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council has sponsored and facilitated the academy in conjunction with Missouri FFA. This year's academy was hosted at the University of Missouri's College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.

BOSWORTH DRIVER INJURED IN ONE VEHICLE CARROLL COUNTY WRECK

A driver from Bosworth received minor injuries and was treated at Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton following a one vehicle accident in Carroll County Monday night. The patrol said 20  year old Shelby L. Penry was northbound on MO-41, just north of County Road 280 at 6:30 PM when her vehicle slid off the right side of the roadway and overturned. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department assisted patrolmen at the scene.

JEFFERSON CITY MAN ARRESTED ON CHILD PORN CHARGES

A Jeff City man was arrested by the Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control last Wednesday. The patrol said 50 year old Dana P. Cline was arrested for promoting and possession of child pornography. The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Digital Forensics Investigative Unit. The Patrol was assisted by the Jefferson City Police Department. On June 27th, investigators executed a search warrant at Cline’s residence located on Ridgeway Drive, in Jefferson City.  As a result of their search, investigators seized child pornography and computer equipment. Cline was arrested and transported to the Cole County Jail. Cole County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Richardson formally charged Cline with promoting child pornography in the first degree and five counts of possession of child pornography. His bond was set at $100,000.

 

SPECIAL HOLIDAY HONOR FLIGHT DEPARTS JULY 5TH

Central Missouri Honor Flight #53 leaves Columbia July 5th (Thursday) at 1:45am and returns to Columbia later that night (July 5th) at 9:30pm.  One hundred and eleven area veterans will make a journey of healing and will return to a rousing homecoming!   Everyone is encouraged to attend the homecoming at Columbia Courtyard Marriott and cheer on these area veterans as they return.  Many people say that for many veterans, this is the homecoming they never received but all deserved. For more information, call 573-256-1930 or website their website at centralmissourihonorflight.com

FREE CONCERT IN THE PARK

Who says you can’t get something for nothing? Well, you can and you’re in for a treat as The Brookfield Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Concert at the Pavilion in Brookfield’s East Twin Park on Friday evening, July 13.  "Midlife Crisis" will be performing from 8:00-11:00 p.m. that night so bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets and coolers and enjoy a great concert under the stars.  The concert is free to the public so come out for an excellent family friendly evening of great music - all ages are welcome! That’s Friday night, July 13th at the East Twin Park in Brookfield. 

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

07/02/2018


FATAL  UTV WRECK IN SULLIVAN COUNTY

A Milan man is dead after the UTV he was operating traveled off the road and overturned in Sullivan County around 6:40 pm Saturday night. The patrol said 46 year old Nathaniel J. Wolfe was headed east on Mead Road, ¼ mile west of Route D when the accident occurred. Wolfe was pronounced dead at the scene by the Sullivan County Coroner. A passenger in the UTV, 27 year old Kelby L. West received serious injuries and was transported by Air Evac to University Hospital.

KIRKSVILLE WOMAN INJURED IN AX ATTACK

Officers with the Kirksville Police Department were dispatched to the 200 block of East Scott Street around 10:40 Friday night after it was reported a female had been seriously assaulted with a weapon by her husband. According to Kirksville police, officers arrived on scene and found a female in the street suffering from serious physical injuries.  With the help of witnesses, officers arrested Alidor Masingo, 35, of Kirksville. The unidentified female victim was flown to University Hospital in Columbia with life threatening injuries. KTVO .com reports the subject is currently being held on a 24-hour hold at the Adair County Detention Center pending formal charges. KPD was assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Adair County Sheriff's Office and Truman Department of Public Safety. Multiple first responders assisted at the scene. A sharp bladed object that was believed to be an ax was used in the incident.

 

MINOR INJURIES FOR NORBORNE DRIVER

A wreck on M 10, just west of County Road 121 in Carroll County around 3:25 Sunday afternoon resulted in minor injuries for a Norborne resident. The patrol said 19 year old Candice D. Brock was westbound when her vehicle went off the road and came to rest in a bean field. Brock was transported to Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton for treatment.

 

WOMAN AND HER GRANDAUGHTER INJURED IN ADAIR CO WRECK

A LaPlata resident and her granddaughter were transported by Ambulance to Northeast Regional Hospital in Kirksville Saturday night after a one vehicle collision on US 63 2miles south of Millard. The grandmother was then transferred by Air-Evac to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries. The granddaughter received minor injuries. The patrol said the accident occurred around 10:50 pm Saturday night when 58 year old Diana M. Stoner was southbound and traveled into the median where her vehicle struck the ground and came to rest on its wheels.

 

SULLIVAN COUNTY WRECK SATURDAY

Two Milan residents were treated at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan following a single vehicle crash at the Junction of MO 6 and Route J shortly before 5 o’clock Saturday afternoon. The patrol said 32 year old Augustin Mukubwa (Ma-Cub Wa) was behind the wheel when the auto traveled off the left side of the road, struck a ditch and overturned. Mukubwa had moderate injuries as did a passenger, 40 year old Leon Ilunga (Eye-lou-in-ga).

 

ELMER WOMAN INJURIED IN COLLISSION

A wreck in Macon County on Route C, 2 miles south of Bevier at 11:10 pm Friday resulted in minor injuries for an Elmer driver. The patrol said 19 year old Julie L. Smothers was southbound and rand off the left side of the road. He overcorrected and the vehicle traveled back onto the road and overturned, coming to rest on its wheels off the right side of the road. Smothers was transported by private auto to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

 

CENTER WOMAN IN ACCIDENT AT MARK TWAIN LAKE

A 65 year old Center,  MO resident, Sandra J. Tyler was the operator of a personal watercraft unit on Mark Twain Lake, west of the Dam in Ralls County around 6:10 Sunday evening when the vessel crossed a wake and became airborne, then overturned and swamped  for an unknown reason.  No injury information, if any was available, was released.

 

HUNTING ACCIDENT RESULTS IN MINOR GUNSHOT WOUND

KMIZ.com is reporting that a man is recovering from minor gunshot wounds at University Hospital after an accidental shooting while squirrel hunting. Officials at Boone County Sheriff's Department said two people were squirrel hunting Sunday morning when they were separated. Officials said one person was shot by a third person also hunting in the area.  AdChoicAuthorities say the bullets were small and similar in size to BBs for a BB gun. The victim arrived at Boone Hospital shortly before 7 a.m. and was later transported to University Hospital in good condition.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

06/22/2018

 

 

MOBERLY POLICE DEPARTMENT PROVIDES DETAILS ABOUT FIREWORKS IN THE CITY

 

The Moberly Police Department recently posted the City of Moberly’s Fireworks Ordanance on the departments Facebook page and encourages those are planning  on shooting fireworks off in the City to review BEFORE shooting off the fireworks as they believe all of your questions should be answered. You will find a link to that information on our website. Its under the Local News tab.

CITY OF MOBERLY ORDINANCE FOR FIREWORKS. If you plan on shooting fireworks off in the City please review this. All of your questions should be answered.
FIREWORKS

1) The use of Division 1.4G fireworks within the city limits shall only be permitted on July 2, and July 3 of each year between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. and on July 4 of each year between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and midnight.

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2) It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, use, explode, detonate, aim, point, or shoot fireworks, including pyrotechnic devices, in any manner that, after it is ignited ,will propel it or any part thereof, such that it or any part thereof lands on property not owned by the person shooting the fireworks.

3) It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, use, explode, detonate, or shoot fireworks within any structure.

4) It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, use, explode, detonate, or shoot fireworks within six hundred feet of any church, hospital, mental health facility, or school or within one hundred feet of any location where fireworks are stored sold or offered for sale.

5) No person shall use, explode detonate or shoot fireworks within or throw the same from a motorized vehicle including watercraft's or any means of transportation.

6) No person shall throw use, explode, detonate, or shoot fireworks within three hundred feet of any permanent storage or ignitable liquid, gases, gasoline pump, gasoline filling station, or any non-permanent structure where fireworks are stored, sold or offered for sale.

7) It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of 16 years unless under the supervision of a parent or guardian to possess or discharge fireworks within the city limits. Throwing or discharging fireworks on any public property including streets and parks is prohibited.

8) It shall be unlawful to be in possession of fireworks on ones person other than the three days permitted for discharge, except for the transportation from the point of purchase to ones place of residence.

9) In the event dry conditions exist to the port that a no burn order is issued the fire chief shall have the authority to limit or restrict the use of fireworks within the city limits.
The Fines for the listed violations range from $50.00 to $250.00.

ALCOHOL AND DRUGS
The City of Moberly does currently have an open container law, regarding alcoholic beverages. No public open containers allowed. Drinking alcohol and driving is prohibited, as well as driving intoxicated. There are several intoxication levels; Prescription pill, alcohol, and illegal drug induced intoxication.

JUVENILE CURFEW
Last but not least, Even though it is a Holiday the Curfew ordinance for Juveniles 17 years of age and younger, still applies. The Curfew for Juveniles is as follows.
Weekends (12 O’clock)
Weekdays (11 O’clock)

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MINOR INJUREIS FOR DRIVER IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY WRECK

 

An 18 year old driver was treated at Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe for minor injuries after a one vehicle accident in Livingston County on County Road 237, 2 miles north of Chillicothe shortly after 1 o’clock Thursday afternoon. The patrol said Alexis M. Lavature was southbound when her vehicle travelled partly off the ridge side of the roadway. The driver overcorrected  and the vehicle went into a counter clockwise spil, travelled off the east side of the roadway, slipped and overturned coming to rest in a private drive.

 

PATROL ARRESTS

The Highway Patrol reported a few arrests in the local area. 30 year old Dalton C. Hicks of Bucklin was taken to the Macon County Jail on a 24 hour hold after he was arrested at 10;43 Thursday morning in Linn County for felony Driving while Revoked and no seat belt. 50 year old Lisa M. Snyder of Cameron was placed on a 24 hour hold at the Caldwell County Detention Center after being arrested at 12;48 pm Thursday in Caldwell County. He was held for Driving while Revoked, Exceeding Posted Speed Limit and Failure to Register Motor Vehicle.

 

INCIDENTS, ARRESTS, Most Wanted, Citations & MORE

Sheriff Steve Cox reported the following on Tuesday

 

Incidents:

June 13 the LCSO began an investigation of theft from a UTV parked in Ludlow. Someone stole a radio from the parked Ranger. Investigation continues.

June 20 the LCSO towed a red van parked along U.S. 65 near Liv 330 due to a potential traffic problem.

June 20 the LCSO began a theft of firearm investigation at a residence on Liv 244. Victim reported the theft of an AK-47 rifle with wooden stock. Investigation continues.

June 21 the LCSO began an investigation of an adult that may be a danger to themselves or others. A court order was issued and this office transported the individual to a facility in another county for assistance.

 

Most Wanted:

Arrested:  

June 20 the LCSO arrested Donald Lee Graybeal, 54, Laredo, on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged felony DWI-Habitual Offender.

June 20 the LCSO arrested Michelle Marie Flemings, 31, Independence on a Clay County arrest warrant for alleged Assault 4th degree. Ms. Flemings was transferred to DDCRJ in lieu of $5,000 bond.

June 22 James T. Moss, 35, Chillicothe was arrested upon surrendering to the LCSO on a Livingston County felony arrest warrant for alleged 3 counts child molestation. Mr. Moss was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of bond.

June 23 Jeffrey Gordon Davenport, 35, Chillicothe was arrested on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Violation of Bond Conditions on original charge of felony Possession of Controlled Substance. Mr. Davenport remains in the DDCRJ in lieu of bond.

Added:

June 25 added Nathaniel B. Novotny, 31, Chillicothe, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class D felony Stealing more than $750.00.

June 25 added Michael L. King, 38, Cameron, wanted on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original conviction of class D felony No Valid Operator’s License-3rd-Subsequent Offense.

June 25 added James Byran Harris, 64, Utica, wanted on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original class C felony Possession of Controlled Substance.

June 25 added Marlon Brandon Gilbert, 26, St. Joseph on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Violation of Bond Conditions on original charges of class A felony Distribution of Controlled Substance in Protected Location and class E felony of Delivery of 35 grams or less of Marijuana.

June 25 added Billy R. Williams Jr., 36, Chillicothe, wanted on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged 2 counts class A misdemeanor of Non-Support.

 

Citations:

June 21 a Carrollton driver was issued a citation for no auto insurance.

June 25 a Chillicothe driver was cited for excessive speeding 23 over the speed limit.

June 26 a Kansas driver was cited for 13 over the speed limit.

 

Additional Information:

Currently the LCSO has 36 people in custody, 5 of which are female detainees at the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail.

The LCSO is still seeking and recruiting people for the position of deputy sheriff.

Please call us if you have any information on these or other crimes at 660-646-0515, dispatch at 660-646-2121, or submit a crime TIP at www.livcoso.org.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE REPORT

 

Wednesday, June 27th  was a busy day for Chilicothe Police …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (SUMMARY)

06/28/2018


A RALLS COUNTY WRECK RESULTS IN MINOR INJURIES

A Center, MO woman sustained minor injuries and was treated an area hospital after wrecking her car Tuesday afternoon. The patrol said the accident occurred on Route P, 1 mile north of Route C in Ralls County at 1:25 pm. According to the report, 60 year old Lynda K. Stacey/Cockerham  was southbound when her vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck a utility pole. Cockerham was transported by Ralls County Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital.

FROGGING SEASON KICKS OFF THIS SATURDAY

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages Missourians to discover nature this summer. One fun and exciting way is through frogging. Frogging season begins June 30 at sunset and ends Oct. 31. Missouri has two frog species that are legal game — bullfrog and green frog. Bullfrogs are larger and therefore more sought-after. The daily limit is eight frogs of both species combined and the possession limit is 16 frogs of both species combined. Only the daily limit may be possessed on waters and banks of waters where hunting. Daily limits end at midnight so froggers who catch their daily limits before midnight and then want to return for more frogging after midnight must remove the daily limit of previously caught frogs from the waters or banks before returning for more. Frogging can be done with either a fishing permit or a small-game hunting permit. Children under the age of 16 and Missouri residents 65 years of age or older are not required to have a permit. For more information about frog hunting, including how to get started and tasty recipes to try, visit MDC online at https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/frog

CHILLICOTHE POLICE REPORT

The Chillicothe Police Department arrested a man on several Linn County warrants Tuesday afternoon. At 4:44pm, officers arrested Thomas Woody in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a Linn County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance, 3 counts of possession of a controlled substance, and 2 counts of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.  Woody was unable to post the required $10,000.00 cash only bond and was transferred to the Linn County Sheriff’s Department.  Linn County Sheriff Tom Parks said Woody was transported to the Macon County Jail where he is still being held in lieu of bond.

Officers conducted several business checks during the overnight hours. Officers conducted 7 traffic enforcement stops and issued 3 drivers citations for various traffic violations. The Chillicothe Police Department received 104 calls for service on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

BROOKFIELD PD BRIEFING FROM LAST FRIDAY 06/22/2018

Brookfield Police have been busy with numerous calls for service, arrests, investigations and more according to their Facebook Social Media page.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

06/27/2018

 

SEVERE WEATHER AFFECTS PORTIONS OF THE LISTENING AREA

Severe thunderstorms Tuesday resulted in large tree limbs, power outages, intense lightening, heavy rain, flooding and more. While damage was reported in Columbia, and other Mid Missouri locations, Warrensburg really took a hit as did parts of Kansas City. The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-0 tornado touch downed and left a path of damage at Lake Lotawana . Repeated thunderstorms Tuesday along the i70 corroder left travelers, residents, and emergency service personnel with lots to deal with. The heavy rains resulted in major flash flooding often catching some off guard as various storm sewers simply couldn’t keep up. At one time downtown Columbia was beginning to look like a river. The Missouri State Highway Patrol was urging drivers to "slow down" and "use caution:"  The Missouri Department of Transportation has been tweeting updates about the traffic problems they had seen. Once the storms came to an end, the National Weather Service immediately went into “Heat Wave” mode as dangerously hot conditions will once again grip the region from today through the majority of the weekend if not longer and that means heat index values around 110 degrees.

 

PRINCETON MAN INJURED IN CAR/MOTORCYCLE CRASH

A collision on US 65 in Princeton shortly after 7 o’clock Tuesday night resulted in minor injuries for a motorcyclist. The patrol said 45 year old Ray F. Lewis of Princeton was southbound on US 63 and as Lewis attempted to make a left hand turn, his motorcycle ran into a vehicle that was going west on a private drive. That vehicle was operated by16 year old Austin L. Kelly of Princeton

 

LIVINGSTON COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Moberly truck driver received moderate injuries in a Livingston County accident on MO 190, 5 miles east of Lock Springs around 12:35 pm Tuesday. The patrol said 22 year old Justin T. Asher was westbound when his tractor trailer traveled across the centerline. The mirror if his truck struck a trailer attached to an eastbound auto driven by 39 year old Benjamin W. Glass of Hauser Lake, ID. Asher was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment. 

 

SOIL & WATER COMMISSION RELEASES ACRES FOR GRAZING

Due to extended dry weather since last fall, the Soil and Water Districts Commission granted a statewide variance during the June 13th meeting allowing grazing until September 1, 2018 in livestock excluded areas that are under maintenance of a state cost-share contract. The means around 112,780 acres has been released for grazing purposes and the variance applies to Woodland Protection through Livestock Exclusion, Water Impoundment Reservoir, Field Border, Filter Strip, Livestock Exclusion and Stream protection practices. Contact your local Soil and Water Conservation office for more information. The majority of Missouri counties remain ineligible for agricultural disaster assistance due in part to the spotty rain we have been receiving.

 

CHARITON VALLEY’S FIBER EXPANSION PLANS INCLUDE HANNIBAL

Chariton Valley’s aggressive expansion plan will bring gigabit internet service from Macon to Hannibal while taking fiber optic services to several unserved towns along the way.  The CV Board of Directors authorized this $2.5 million-dollar construction project as the demand for faster internet service is constant and the opportunity to expand the CV network is vital.  Progress is visible along Hwy 36 as construction continues eastward. Phase 1 of this project is deploying the 60-mile-long fiber backbone from Macon to Hannibal and as Hannibal celebrates their Bicentennial year in 2019, Chariton Valley will be making its mark on the community offering residents and businesses the opportunity to sign up for the fastest, most reliable internet network deployed to their home and business.  “In the Hannibal region we are currently competing against rural and metro communities which already have gigabyte internet service for their residents and businesses,” stated George E. Walley, EDFP, Executive Director of Northeast Missouri Economic Development Council.  “We are excited at the prospect of Chariton Valley bringing Gigabit Fiber to the Hannibal area in the next year or two to support our un-served and under-served business and residential areas with competitive options!” he concluded. Chariton Valley brings cutting-edge Gigabit capable speeds over an advanced state-of-the-art fiber network which extends all the way into your home producing the area’s fastest, most reliable internet service.  Fiber brings many opportunities to the area including educational, healthcare, and economic benefits, including an increase value of a home.  Chariton Valley believes a fiber network will future proof the home by bringing the services customers want and need for many years to come.   

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE DEPARTMENT RELEASE

The Chillicothe Police Department is a very busy place and Monday was no exception as officers were 

Officers conducted 10 traffic enforcement stops and cited 5 drivers for various traffic violations. The Chillicothe Police Department received 94 calls for service on Monday, June 25th, 2018. 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (Weekend Summary)

06/25/2018

 

SEVERAL INJURIED IN HEAD ON COLLISION IN MARION COUNTY SUNDAY

The highway patrol investigated a head on collision around 9:15 am Sunday on Route J; file miles northwest of Philadelphia in Marion County.  A car driven by 38 year old Michael B. Gustin of Bethell was eastbound when 87 year old George W. Payne of Wentzville was westbound and near the center of the road when they collided. Gustin had serious injuries. A passenger in the Gustin auto identified as 7 year old Tyrian Gustin received minor injuries. Payne sustained moderate iinjuries. A passenger in the Payne auto, 55 year old Scott A. Wilton of Lake Saint Louis had minor injuries. All 4 were transported to Blessing Hospital in Qunicy for treatment.

 

HANNIBAL DRIVER HURT IN SUNDAY WRECK

The patrol said a Hannibal Driver was hurt when his auto went off the road and struck a utility pole on West Ely Road, ½ mile west of Hannibal around 1 AM Sunday. 28 year old Anthony R. Miller veceived moderate injuries and was transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital.

 

CLARK MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER RANDOLH COUNTY WRECK

A Clark driver was air-lifted to University Hospital in Columbia following a wreck at 8:54 pm Friday. The patrol said 41 year old Michael P. Hull of Clark was ejected from his vehicle when he failed to negotiate a curve and the auto went off the road and struck a tree.

 

TRASH TRUCK & TRAIN COLLISION KILLS MACON MAN

A Macon, MO is dead after a collision involving a trash truck he was driving and a train on County Road 2655, 3 miles north of Clark just before 2pm Friday afternoon. The patrol said the westbound trash truck, operated by 36 year year old Nathan D. Dunlap of Macon failed to yield and was struck by the train engine operated by Scott A. Pope of Decatur, IL. The Randolph County Coroner pronounced Dunlap head at the scene.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

06/22/2018

 

BOONE COUNTY COLLISION ON US 63 RESULTS IN MINOR INJURIES

Two people were transported by Ambulance to Boone Hospital in Columbia following a collision at 12:20 PM Thursday afternoon on U.S. 63. The patrol said 45 year old Staci J. Davis-Mihalevich of Brashear was northbound just north of Oakland Gravel Road in the passing lane and attempted to change to the driving lane when her vehicle collided with a northbound pickup  driven by 40 year old Craig W. Stone of Columbia. Stone, and his son, 14 year old Cameron P. Stone of Columbia who was a passenger both received minor Injuries.

 

FULTON DRIVER HURT IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK

A Fulton man was injured when he failed to negotiate a turn and his vehicle went off the roadway stuck a ditch and overturned. The patrol said 19 year old Cody G. Renner was transported to University Hospital in Columba for treatment of moderate injuries. That accident occurred at 11:15 PM Wednesday night on Route UU, just west of County Roat 104 in Callaway County.

 

ROUTE 4 TO CLOSE DAILY FOR 2 WEEK PROJECT

Harsh winters, hot summers, heavy loads, and many, many motorists put wear and tear on Missouri’s aging infrastructure. Such is the case with the Puzzle Creek Bridge on Route 5 just south of U.S. Route 24 in Chariton County. Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation plan to close Route 5 at Puzzle Creek for two weeks to repair structures under the bridge deck. Daily closures are planned starting this Monday,  June 25 through June 28 and again July 9 through 12. The road will close from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day between U.S. Route 24 and Route W. Route 5 will remain open the week of Independence Day. During the daily closures, motorists should find an alternate route. All work is weather dependent and schedules are subject to change. Repairs such as these help MoDOT prolong the life of the many bridges that dot the roadways of northern Missouri. The bridge, built in 1929, carries nearly 1,000 vehicles per day. For more information on this and other MoDOT projects, call 1-888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636).

 

INCIDENTS, ARRESTS, AND MORE

        Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports …

 

Incidents:

  • June 06 a deputy was dispatched to a residence in Wheeling as a neighbor was allegedly on another neighbor’s property and going through the absent owners tool box and then reportedly attempted to gain entry into the unoccupied garage. The LCSO was able to locate the reported suspect back at their home. It was determined little or nothing was missing and no entry to the building was gained. Additional investigation led to the arrest of the report suspect being Marshall M. Cordray, 46, Wheeling for the alleged criminal acts. The suspect was arrested for the alleged violations and transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail but has since been released on a trespassing summons.
  • June 06 the LCSO seized a firearm at a location in Wheeling on an investigation of a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. Investigation continues at this time.
  • June 13 the LCSO began an investigation of a felony assault with injury that reportedly took place in southern Livingston County.
  • June 14 the LCSO began an investigation in Ludlow of stolen property from a parked vehicle. Investigation continues.
  • June 14 the LCSO responded to a report of a suicidal person that was possibly in the Breckenridge or Mooresville area. LCSO staff located the individual and that person was taken into custody and another agency was going to apply for court ordered mental health evaluation.
  • June 19 the sheriff was working in the Mooresville area and ran a license plate on a yellow pickup met on Liv 405 near 36 highway and when dispatch was able to respond the sheriff leaned that vehicle was stolen from Hannibal, MO but the pickup was now out of sight. The LCSO and dispatch alerted the Missouri State Highway Patrol and authorities in Caldwell County. The sheriff and deputies searched the area until we learned Hamilton PD and MSHP had found the vehicle in Hamilton and took the suspect into custody. Good work by all involved.
  • June 19 the LCSO and dispatch have handled numerous calls from a Wheeling resident upset on a civil issue. The individual has been advised to contact the attorney he claims to have.
  • June 20 the LCSO and MSHP responded to a location in Wheeling where a female was attempting to move her property from a residence and the property owner was allegedly screaming profanities at the person. Additional threats were reportedly made from another person and the person of interest in the peace disturbance would not answer the door to speak with the officers. Investigation continues and report to be submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges.
  • June 20 the LCSO searched a home in Utica for a fugitive that had reportedly been staying there. Alleged drug paraphernalia and a small amount of marijuana was located in open view during the search. A Utica resident was interviewed and given a ride to the probation/parole office. Charge(s) are pending.

 

Arrests:

  • June 14 the LCSO arrested Christopher Robert Brannam, 36, on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class A misdemeanor Violation of Protection Order. Mr. Brannam was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.
  • June 20 the LCSO arrested Michelle Flemings, 32, Independence on a Clay County arrest warrant for alleged Assault 4th degree. Bond was set at $5,000 and Ms. Flemings was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail pending transfer to Clay County Sheriff.
  • June 20 the LCSO arrested Tibrucio Almojera, 35, St. Joseph on a City of Chillicothe arrest warrant for alleged failing to appear in court on a traffic offense. Mr. Almojera was transferred to the custody of the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of $500 bond.

 

Most Wanted:

Added:

  • June 20 David Kyle Spencer, 31, Bogard, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class E felony Non-Support violation of 568.040.
  • June 20 added James T. Moss, 35, Chillicothe, wanted on a Livingston County arrest warrant for 3 alleged class B felony counts of Child Molestation-1st Degree, violation of 566.067 RSMO.

Arrested:

  • June 20 arrested Donald Lee Graybeal, 54, Laredo on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged DWI-Habitual Offender.

 

Citations:

  • June 15 two citations were issued to a Chillicothe driver for failing to transfer ownership of a vehicle and no auto insurance.
  • June 17 a speeding citation was issued to an Illinois driver for 20 over the speed limit at Wheeling junction.
  • June 18 a speeding citation was issued to a Minnesota driver for 16 over the speed limit.
  • June 18 a speeding citation was issued to an Illinois driver for 27 over the speed limit.
  • June 19 a speeding citation was issued to a Nebraska driver for 12 over the speed limit.
  • June 19 a speeding citation was issued to an Illinois driver for 18 over the speed limit.

 

Additional Information:

  • June 19 Chief Deputy Michael Claypole and Captain Sindy Thomas attended a 911 meeting at the Chillicothe Police Department.
  • June 19 Sheriff Cox and Chief Deputy Claypole attended a meeting on “Aging in Place” at the Livingston County Commission Office.
  • June 20 the LCSO had 23 detainees appear before Judge James P. Valbracht for mandatory hearings.
  • Several times this week the LCSO has assisted the Missouri State Highway Patrol on traffic accidents, calls for service, and other traffic enforcement matters.
  • Several times this week the LCSO has attempted and even searched locations on fugitive investigations. The LCSO has received assistance from the Probation/Parole Office and on occasion from the Chillicothe Police when in Chillicothe.
  • The LCSO has remained busy with court, court security, criminal investigations, assisting other agencies, serving legal process, assisting pedestrians and motorists, responding to and returning many calls from citizens, and preventative patrol.
  • Please call us should you have any information on these or other crimes, locations of fugitives, or other TIPS. Call us at 660-646-0515, dispatch at 660-646-2121, or submit a non-urgent CRIME TIP through our website at www.livcoso.org.




 

LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

06/2/2018

 

COMMUNITY MEETING REGARDING UPCOMING BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECTS ON US 24

Plans are underway to replace two bridges on U.S. Route 24 just west of Keytesville over Mussel Fork and Mussel Fork Overflow. The Missouri Department of Transportation will host an open house on Wednesday, June 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the courtroom of the Chariton County Courthouse at 306 South Cherry Street in Keytesville. Designers and engineers from the Missouri Department of Transportation and their consulting firm will be on hand to discuss the construction plans for the new bridges and gather public input. This will be an open house with no formal presentation. The public is invited to drop in any time and is encouraged to offer comments and ask questions. Participants will also have the opportunity to document their comments and sign up to be included on project updates via email. Both bridges in this project were built in 1927 and rehabbed in 1940. More than 1,900 cars per day travel over these bridges, which have exceeded their intended lifespan. Most of the state’s 10,376 bridges were designed and built to last 50 years. The project is currently scheduled to go out for bid to contractors in June 2019. If you are unable to attend the open house, a website with information about the projects is available at www.modot.org/northwest/major_projects/MusselFork24/.

 

START OF SUMMER & FIREWORK STANDS OPENING SIGNALS HOLIDAY QUICKLING APPROACHING  

Today is June 21st, the first day of summer and opening day for many Firework stands across the listening area and throughout the state. That also means the next big holiday is fast approaching and Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, is encouraging Missouri’s travelers to make the choice to have a safe July Fourth holiday. Many people will travel somewhere to enjoy the many recreational opportunities in our state. No matter what you plan for the four-day holiday, you can choose to follow all Missouri traffic and boating laws. During the 102-hour counting period in 2017, 26 people were killed and 469 injured in Missouri over the holiday in 1,076 traffic crashes. Over the 2017 July Fourth holiday, troopers arrested 172 people for driving while intoxicated. The 2018 counting period for the July Fourth holiday will be from 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 3, to 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, July 4, a 30-hour counting period.  The Highway Patrol will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness & Reduction Effort) over the July Fourth holiday and that means all available officers will be patrolling Missouri’s roadways enforcing Missouri’s traffic laws in addition to being available to assist motorists. The Fourth of July holiday is one of the busiest boating holidays of the year. In 2017, there were nine boating crashes, which included three injuries and one fatality. One person drowned during last year's July Fourth holiday. Troopers made 23 boating while intoxicated arrests in 2017. Troopers will be working on the state’s waterways to enforce Missouri’s boating laws and assist where needed. Col. Karsten also said boaters need to be aware that it is illegal to discharge fireworks from a vessel. Leave all fireworks in a safe place on shore. Should you need assistance or witness criminal activity while traveling on Missouri’s roadways and waterways contact the nearest Highway Patrol troop headquarters by calling the Patrol Emergency Report Line at 1-800-525-5555 or *55 on a cellular phone.

 

MAN LAYING IN ROAD STRUCK BY VEHICLE IN RALLS COUNTY

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle just before 5am Wednesday. The patrol said the incident occurred on Route P, 4 miles north of Vandalia when a soutbound vehicle driven by 45 year old Wendy R. Bishop of Center struck a pedestrian laying in the roadway. The pedestrian was identified as 21 year old Jonathon L. Graner of St. Charles, MO. He was transported by Van Far Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital with serious injuries. The Ralls County Sheriff’s office and Vandalia Police Department provided on site assistance.

 

STUDENTS TOUR POLICE DEPARTMENT

A recent post on the Moberly Police Departments Facebook page said students in grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades attending the Moberly School District summer classes came and toured the Police Department recently. During the tour students were able to see the dispatch area, patrol report room, look inside a police patrol vehicle, and asked questions about being a Police Officer.If a school or organization would like to tour the Police Department, call 660-263-0346 to find out more information as well as establish a date and time.

LIVINGSTON COUNTY HIT AND RUN INCIDENT

Tuesday, June 19 about 4:30 p.m. the Livingston County Sheriffs Department dispatch advised of a hit and run accident call on Highway Z, south of Chillicothe. The reporting party advised a vehicle pulling a large enclosed trailer sideswiped her car and continued north. A Deputy was already headed that direction on another matter and met the suspect vehicle south of Chillicothe and initiated a traffic stop.  The deputy was attempting to stop the driver for quite some distance with lights and siren, and the driver finally stopped at the stop light on 65 at Business 36 but then continued north until the deputy pulled beside him and directed him to stop. The Kansas City man claimed he had not realized there was an accident and initially described driving along and suddenly his driver’s side mirror exploded and was gone, he saw nothing so he continued on. The information and suspect were turned over to the Missouri State Highway Patrol to complete the collision investigation. 

 




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

06/20/2018

 

EARLY CLOSING FOR HEALTH CENTER

The Livingston County Health Center will be closing at 4:00 p.m. today (WED) for building maintenance.  They will reopen Thursday with regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

MISSING KIRKSVILLE MAN FOUND DEAD NEAR BRASHEAR

A Kirksville man missing for nearly a week has been found dead in his car outside Brashear, MO. Adair County Coroner Brian Noe said law enforcement officers discovered Jeremy Sutter, 21, dead in his car Monday evening. Noe told KTVO Sutter died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Adair County Sheriff Robert Hardwick said a farmer who was out checking cattle notified the sheriff’s office just after 8 p.m. Monday about an abandoned car on a dead-end gravel road called Paultown Way about a mile northeast of Brashear. The sheriff said the car was in a field right next to Paultown Cemetery. When deputies arrived, they found Sutter dead inside his  car. Noe estimated he had been there a few days.

 

DRY CONDITIONS RESULTS IN GRASS FIRE MONDAY

Dry conditions helped fuel a fire Monday afternoon. The Chula Fire Department was called out to a grass fire about 7 miles south of Chula and the Chillicothe Fire Department was called in to provide a tanker truck . According to the report, about 20 acres were burned.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE

06/19/2018

 

June 18th , 2018:

 

1.       10:24am, Officers responded to the parking lot of 1000 Graves St. in reference a report of a subject being held against their will. Investigation was unable to verify truth of the matter and subjects involved were arrested for drug offenses and incarcerated in Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail, pending filing of charges.

2.       2:37pm, Officers conducted further investigation involving the vehicle that was involved in (10:24am)previous arrest for drugs. These two investigations consumed a large portion of the dayshift.

3.       5:56pm, Officers assisted a motorist in the 200 block of Mack St., unhooking a trailer from their vehicle.

4.       7:34pm, Officers took a report of a recovered cell phone in the 1200 block of Alexander. The cell phone can be claimed at the PD.

5.       7:53pm, Officers responded to the 1400 block of Alexander in reference to possible child abuse. Investigation determined that the child abuse was merely a case of juvenile discipline.

6.       Numerous citations were written for speeding, no insurance, driving while revoked and warnings for equipment violations…

7.       Business and property security checks were made…

8.       Chillicothe Police received 92 calls for service on 06/18/2018

 

TRUCK CATCHES FIRE AFTER CRASHING

Columbia police and firefighters responded to a crash on in northwest Columbia Tuesday night. It happened after 10:30 p.m. at the corner of Barberry Avenue and Grayson Drive. It appeared to involve one truck, which police said caught fire.

MOVIE IN THE PARK

Bring your family and enjoy ‘Movie in the Park’ in Marceline this Friday June 22nd.   Chariton Valley is co-sponsoring this FREE Family-Fun event along with the Marceline Carnegie Library.  It will take place in Ripley Park across the street from the library in downtown Marceline.  The movie ‘Matilda’ will start at 8 pm, (maybe a little later if it is too light still).   The movie ‘Matilda’ is described by one critic as ‘magical and fun with a very good message and positive role models!’  Chariton Valley will provide snacks and drinks.  A drawing for an inflata-bull will be held for the kids.  Bring your chairs and blankets and don’t forget the bug spray!   Weather permitting. 


OWENSVILLE MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER STRIKING TREE

A man from Owensville was taken to the University Hopsital with serious injuries after traveling off the road and striking a tree Tuesday morning. According to a Highway Patrol report, 59-year-old Dibby Ditto of Owensville was northbound on MO 89 a half mile north of County Rd 803 at 9:35 a.m. when his vehicle traveled off the left side of the road and struck a tree. Ditto was transported to the hospital by Osage County EMS.

 

STOLEN MOPED RECOVERED AND ARRESTS MADE

On Monday, June 18, 2018, at approximately 8:26AM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 1600 block of N Olive in reference to a theft.  Responding personnel learned that a moped had been stolen from a shed during the overnight hours.  Investigation led officers to a home in the 900 block of Muldrow, where they contacted Kyle T Vansickle, age 26, and Lindsey N Lortie, age 34.  While officers spoke with the two, Vansickle ran from the scene.  Officers chased him through yards for about two blocks before he was taken into custody without injury. Vansickle was processed at MPSD and taken to the Audrain County Jail for a Probation & Parole violation warrant.  Lortie was processed at MPSD and taken to the Audrain County Jail for a warrant out of Cole County.  The stolen moped was recovered and returned to the owner.  Additional charges are pending.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS

06/19/2018

ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN FOR REMAINDER OF THE WEEK

NEAR HEAD ON COLLISION FOR HALLSVILLE & CENTRALIA DRIVERS

The patrol investigated a wreck in Audrain County on MO 151 just south of County Road 116 around 1:15 Monday afternoon. 83 year old James T. Odom of Hallsville was southbound when his vehicle crossed the highway and traveled off the left side of the roadway, overcorrected and returned to the roadway and struck a northbound vehicle operated by 51 year old Michelle D. Schmidt of Centralia nearly head on. Odem had minor injures and was transported to Boone Hospital for treatment.

 

QUEEN CITY MAN RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES AFTER STRIKING DEER

A Queen City man was to seek his own treatment for minor injuries after his vehicle struck a deer in the roadway at 2:30 Monday morning in Schuyler County. That accident happened on US 63, 1 mile north of Green Top. 33 year old Adam J. Rick was southbound when the collision occurred.

 

MOBERLY MAN ARRESTED AFTER RANDOLPH COUNTY ACCIDENT

An accident in Randolph County on County Road 2715 a mile and a half southeast of Moberly around 8:40 PM Sunday resulted in injuries and charges for a Moberly man. The patrol reports 43 year old Jonathon E. Tindle was southbound when the vehicle he was driving went off the road and struck a fence. Tindle was ejected and sustained minor injuries. He was transported by Randolph County Ambulance to Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment.  The patrol charged the driver with felony DWI as an Aggravated Offender and for illegally operating an ATV on a highway.  

 

HUNTSVILLE MAN INJURED IN WRECK SOUTH OF MACON

A two vehicle wreck on US 63, 4 miles south of Macon around 6:30 Sunday night resulted in moderate injuries for a Huntsville man. The patrol said 28 year old Chelsea K. Carroll of Kirksville was southbound in the passing lane when a southbound pickup driven by 63 year old Melvin R. Lancaster of Huntsville passed on the right and struck the Carroll auto on the passenger side. The Carroll vehicle came to rest on the right hand shoulder while the Lancaster vehicle traveled through the median and onto the northbound lanes and overturned and came to rest in the median. Lancaster was transported to Samaritan Hospital in Macon for treatment. In addition, the patrol placed him on a 24 hour hold pending the filing of several charges including 1) DWI DRUGS 2) UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA 3) NO INSURANCE 4) CARELESS AND IMPRUDENT 5) NO SEATBELT

FULTON MAN SUSPECTED OF BURGLARY AND ASSAULT

Fulton police arrested a man Sunday night after a reported burglary. KMIZ.com reports Officers arrested Isaac Butler in the 100 block of West 8th Street around 8:30 PM. A woman told police that she came home to find Butler inside and that he attacked her, according to Fulton police. The woman suffered non-life threatening injuries. Butler is being held in the Callaway County Jail on suspicion of burglary and fourth degree assault. 

MPSD RESPONDS TO FIRE IN BUSINESS DUMPSTER

Sunday at approximately 1:36PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 2700 block of S. Clark in reference to a business’ dumpster being on fire.  Responding personnel found the contents of the dumpster to be burning as well some of the wood on the fence that ran around the dumpster and some material sitting nearby waiting to be recycled.  The fire had also spread to the corner of a nearby storage building and a grassy area across a driveway.  The fire was contained and extinguished in those areas with the storage building and contents only suffering minor damage and part of the wooden fence suffering moderate fire damage.  The precise cause of the fire is yet to be determined but there is no indication it was intentionally set.  It appears the cause was careless use or disposal of smoking material.  There were no injuries from the incident.

THOUSAND HILLS & LONG BRANCH STATE PARK PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETINGS SCHEDULED

Thousand Hills State Park invites the public to an informational meeting 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at the park’s Point Shelter House. The public is invited to share comments about the park. Park staff will be on hand to provide information and to answer questions. These informational meetings, which are being held in all state parks and historic sites, help create two-way communication with the public. The meetings give staff the opportunity to let people know the status and future plans for the park or historic site, and they offer visitors the opportunity to comment on the facilities. Thousand Hills State Park is located at 20431 State Hwy. 157, east of Kirksville. For more information about the meeting, call the park at 660-665-6995. . Long Branch State Park will also be holding an informational meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at the park’s marina store. Long Branch State Park is located at 28615 Visitor Center Road, Macon. For more information about the meeting, call the park at 660-773-5229.For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (Weekend Summary)

06/18/2018 

DANGEROUSLY HOT WEATHER CONTINUES

The dangerously hot weather is holding on with strong grips throughout the area. Still, area events this past weekend were very successful including the Twin Parks Summer Festival in Brookfield, Railroad Days in Moberly and many others. Of course the heat isn’t the only thing rising as we will all feel the affects of the increased temps on our electric bills and other costs this next billing cycle and that includes those who provide electricity as Area utilities are also having to cope. Ameren had a power outage Saturday afternoon that affectived Boonville, New Franklin and other parts of Howard and Cooper County, including the Boonville hospital which was without regular power and was operating on power provided by generators. At one time Ameren said outages started being reported between 5 and 7 pm Saturday night and over 1800 locations were affected and without power. The hot weather conditions throughout the area.

 

ANNIMAL ABUSE CHARGES FOR BROOKFIELD MAN

This past Friday, Brookfield Police responded to a residence in the 100 block of South Pennsylvania Avenue for a report of animal abuse. Having taken statements from the reporting party and witnesses, officers arrested 41 year old William Coyle at 8:30 PM. While at the residence, officers recovered eleven other animals. Coyle was transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Additional statements are being collected and the welfare of the animals recovered is being evaluated. To the extent of the current investigation, allowed by the law, Mr. Coyle was released later that night with a Associate Court summons for Animal Neglect. The report, along with the evaluation of the animals recovered, will be forwarded to the Linn County Prosecutor's Office for consideration of additional charges. The Brookfield Police Department was assisted by the Animal Shelter of Linn County, Missouri

 

CARROLLTON DRIVER INVOLVED IN NODAWAY COUNTY WRECK

A Carrollton man escaped injuries; however two Maryville residents were not so lucky in a Nodaway County collision on Highway 71, five miles south of Maryville around 5:50 PM Sunday. The patrol said 54 year old Kimberly L. Casey of Maryville was northbound and in the processing of passing another northbound auto driven by 20 year old William L. Grant of Carrollton when Grant attempted to make a left hand turn and struck the Casey auto in the right rear passenger side. Casey had minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. A passenger in the Casey auto, 17 year old Cade L. Weaver of Maryville also received minor injuries and was treated at scene.

 

ST CATHARINE MAN INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE WRECK

A motorcycle rider from St. Catharine sustained serious injuries when he lost control on a curve on Route O, 3 miles north of Bevier around 2:30 Saturday afternoon. The patrol said 66 year old Clarence R. Futhey was ejected when his southbound bike traveled off the roadway after hitting loose gravel. He was flown by Air Evac with serous injuries to University Hospital in Columbia. The Macon County Sheriffs Department, Macon County Ambulance and Macon County First Responders assisted.

 

HEAD ON CRASH IN LINN COUNTY SATURDAY RESULTS IN INJURIES

A head on collision in Linn County during the noon hour Saturday sent a couple of people to the hospital. The patrol said the wreck occurred on Essex Drive 3 miles south of Browning when 20 year old Taylor M. Coram of Browning was westbound and met another vehicle driven by 27 year old Brandon L. Sheppard of Purdin who was going eastbound near the crest of a hill. Both vehicles were reportedly across the center portion of the roadway and collided head on. Coram received moderate injuries and was transported to Pershing Hospital in Brookfield by Linn County Ambulance while a passenger in the Sheppard vehicle, 20 year old Brittany C. Hollon of Purdin was transported by Sullivan County Ambulance to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan for treatment of minor injuries. Sheppard was not injured. The Linn County Sheriffs Department, Linn County First Responders and Sullivan County First Responders provided assistance at the scene. No one was wearing a seat belt.

 

NEW FLORENCE MAN KILLED IN LINCOLN COUNTY WRECK

A New Florence man is dead and a Troy man charged with DWI and Involuntary Manslaughter following a Lincoln County crash Saturday night. The patrol said 22 year old Nicholas A. Schulte of Troy was northbound on Beck Road, south of Shepherd Farm road in Lincoln County around 10:40 PM Saturday when he failed to negotiate a curve to the right and the vehicle went off the left side of the road and began to overturn ejecting a passenger. The passenger was identified as 20 year old Dillon W. Krause of New Florence who was pronounced dead on the scene a short time later by Lincoln County Ambulance Personnel. Schulte sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene. He was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter and Driving while Intoxicated.

 

RALLS COUNTY ATV ACCIDENT INJURES CENTER MAN

A 32 year old Center man was injured in an ATV accident on private property, 5 miles northwest of Center and a half a mile north of Cottonwood Drive in Ralls County around 7 o’clock Saturday night. The patrol said 32 year old Dustin C. Hubbard was riding on a private gravel road when he lost control on uneven terrain and overturned. He was taken by private auto to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

 

HERMANN DRIVER HURT IN MOTORCYCLE WRECK

A Hermann resident was hurt in a motorcycle accident in Gasconade County around 4:40 PM Saturday.  The patrol said 60 year old David R. Ruediger was southbound on Route H, just south of Little Berger Road when his motorcycle went off the roadway and struck a guardrail. He was ejected from the cycle and sustained serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY WRECK FRIDAY RESULTS IN INJURIES

A collision around 11:40 Friday morning at the intersection of US 63 and Route P in Randolph County resulted in injuries. The patrol said 40 year old Matthew W. Apel of Clark failed to yield and pulled into the path of a northbound auto driven by 15 year old Connor L. Morgan of Sturgeon which resulted in the Morgan vehicle crashing into the passenger side of the Apel vehicle. Neither driver was injured, but two passengers in the Morgan pickup were injuried.  62 year old John F. Morgan of Clark sustained moderate injuries while 17 year old Payton A. Morgan of Clark had minor injuries. Both were transported to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment by Randolph County Ambulance. 

 

NEW JOBS IN CHILLICOTHE & LANCASTER

Friday the Missouri Department of Economic Development announced that five companies are expanding in Missouri with plans to create 272 new jobs. State and local partners worked together on these projects, including Kirksville Regional Economic Development, Inc and Main Street Chillicothe. Advanced Machining& Automation Inc (AMA), a custom manufacturing equipment builder, is relocating its headquarters to Lancaster, Missouri with plans to create 50 new jobs. Since 1998, AMA has been designing and manufacturing automated machinery. AMA works closely with its clients from concept to creation. Sonoco Plastics, a manufacturer of thermoformed plastic food containers, has plans to create 16 new jobs in Chillicothe, Missouri. Sonoco is a $5 billion global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products and packaging supply chain services. Operations consist of its global consumer packaging businesses, display and packaging division, industrial businesses, and Protective Solutions division.

MACON RESIDENTS ARRESTED IN DRUG BUST

Last week, the Macon Police Department, Macon County Sheriff's Office and North Missouri Drug Task Force Officers conducted a joint effort to serve felony arrest warrants in the city limits of Macon.  At approximately 1018 hours, officers arrested Elliott P. Harris, 20 of Macon, at a residence in the 200 block of Butler Street.  Harris was arrested for one count of delivery of under 35 grams of marijuana with $10,000 cash only bond.  At approximately 1035 hours, officers arrested Tarell F. Harris, 18 of Macon, at a residence in the 600 block of Broadway Street.  During the arrest, Harris attempted to resist officers and struck one officer during the altercation.  He was arrested for two counts of delivery of under 35 grams of marijuana with $10,000 cash only bond.  At approximately 1051 hours, Macon Police Officers located a third subject as a passenger in a vehicle and made enforcement contact in the area of Coates and Allen Streets.  During the contact, police arrested James M. Yearwood III, 18 of Macon, for three counts of delivery of under 35 grams of marijuana with cash only bond of $10,000.00 cash only bond.  All three suspects were taken to the Macon County Jail where they were held in lieu of bond.  Additional charges are pending against one male suspect for resisting arrest and assault of law enforcement officers at this time. According to law enforcement officials, these arrests are the result of an investigation conducted over about a one year period of time.

AROUND 300 BICYCLISTS EXPECTED FOR ANNUAL KATY TRAIL RIDE

Today is Monday, June 18th and approximately 200 bicyclists will begin a 232 mile journey from St. Charles  to Clinton for the 18th Annual Katy Trail Ride. This year’s participants range in age from 8 to 89 and come from 29 states and one Canadian Province. Hosted by Missouri State Parks and the Missouri State Parks Foundation, the five-day Katy Trail Ride has been an annual event since 2001 and has achieved national and international acclaim. The ride t