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June 27, 2022

 

JACKSONVILLE MAN DEAD BY SUICIDE FOLLOIWNG DOMESTIC DISPUITE

A Jacksonville man took his own life after a domestic disturbance early Saturday morning. Authorities were dispatched shortly after midnight Saturday morning to a domestic disturbance involving Alonso Kitchen, 38 of Jacksonville and Alicia Trustee, 33 of Jacksonville. Authorities say the two have an 8 year old female child together. At some point during the disturbance,  Alicia Trustee left the residence along with the 8 year old girl. Kitchen reportedly followed them and a short-time later rammed his vehicle head on into the Trustee’s auto. Kitchen then left the scene only to return back a short time later armed with a 22 rifle. As Trustee and the 8 year old girl were being treated at the scene for moderate injuries, Kitchen fled the scene. About that time another woman contacted deputies and said Kitchen had showed up at her house and she had taken the rife away from Kitchen. Randolph County deputies and other law enforcement personal then responded to that location and as authorities attempted to take him into custody, Kitchen reached behind him and took a handgun from his waist band and shot himself in the head. Authorities also found a sucide note. Trustee and the 8 year old girl are expected to recover from their injuries.

 

LANE CLOSURE AND BRIGE CLOSING DUE TO RECENT CRASH

This past Saturday, The Missouri Department of Transportation closed the passing lanes in both the east and west bound lanes of Interstate 70 in Montgomery County at the High Hill overpass at Marker 180 to replace traffic barriers in the area in preparation for work to begin to repair the High Hill Overpass. The overpass column in the median was hit Thursday night, and in order for work to be done to stabilize the bridge and replace the column, the traffic barriers will remain in place while workers repair the bridge according to MoDOT. The Route F bridge/overpass will remain closed while all ramps at the interchange will remain open. Beginning sometime this week, the contractor will remove the damaged column and replace it with a new one.  The repair project is expected to take several weeks.




 

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June 24, 2022

 

THREE PEOPLE INJURED IN RALLS COUNTY CRASH THURSDAY NIGHT

The Highway Patrol investigated a two vehicle crash in Ralls County Thursday night. It happened on Route J, three miles east of Monroe City around 7:15 pm. Troopers say 19 year old Logan M. Lucas of Monroe City was northbound and turned into the path of a southbound auto driven by 69 year old Donald Archer of Monroe City. Archer had moderate injuries as did a 7 year old boy of Monroe City that was a passenger in the Lucas auto. Both were transported by Air Evac to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment. Another passenger in the Lucas auto, a 7 year old girl of Monroe City was transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal with minor injuries. The Monroe City Fire Department, Monroe City Ambulance and the Ralls County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.

 

TRUCKER INJURED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY WRECK

Authorities say a truck driver was Nashville, TN was seriously injured in a Montgomery County crash Thursday night on I-70 westbound at the 180 mile marker. The driver was identified as 36 year old David R. Watts. Troopers say the crash occurred when the tractor trailer ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a guardrail, over-corrected, overturned, struck the guardrail again and then struck a concrete pillar. Watts had serious injuries and was transported to University Hospital in Columbia by Montgomery County EMS. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.

 

ONE SUSPECT ARRESTED WHILE ANOTHER FLED FOLLOWING MOTORCYCLE CRASH IN HALLSVILLE

On Wednesday, a officer with the Hallsville Police Department, responded to Sunrise Dr and Rte B for a reported motorcycle crash. The officer arrived and contacted Joshua Carter and Faith Griffin, who were later determined to be operators of two motorcycles, and found neither was injured. While the officer was investigating the crash, Griffin ran to a black motorcycle (later determined to be stolen) and drove away at high speed.  Carter attempted to flee and was trying to start his motorcycle when the officer pushed him and the motorcycle over. Carter was noncompliant and verbally combative with the officer, which caused him to be pepper sprayed. After he was taken into custody, the officer discovered that Carter had two misdemeanor warrants and a no bond felony parole warrant. He was booked for the warrants in addition to charges of felony resisting/obstruction and felony tampering with a motor vehicle, 2nd deg. Griffin got as far as Hwy OO/Doris Boulevard, when she crashed the motorcycle for the second time. She fled on foot into the trees near Doris Blvd. The stolen motorcycle was recovered, but she eluded capture. It was later found that she also had several felony warrants. The Boone County Sheriff Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted. If you see or know the whereabouts of faith Griffin,  please contact Boone County Joint Communications by calling 311.

 

LARGE DRUG BUST IN CALDWELL COUNTY

Caldwell County Sheriff Mitchell K. Allen reports that during a follow up investigation on 06/20/2022: Seth Petersohn of Grain Valley, and Kaitlyn Cloyde of Independence, were arrested by Caldwell County Deputies for possession of a large amount of Methamphetamine, large amount of Fentanyl, large amount of Heroin, along with possession of Marijuana, Oxycodone, and drug paraphernalia. Each Defendant has been charged with 6 felonies, and 1 misdemeanor. The Sheriff said this constitutes one of the largest drug arrests in Caldwell County. Each Defendant is being held at the Caldwell County Detention Center on $100,000.00 cash only bond.

 

HIGHWAY 63 NORTH OF KIRKSVILLE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WHEN SEMI TIRE CAUGHT FIRE

A semi tire on fire shut down one lane of Highway 63 in Northeast Missouri Thursday afternoon. KTVO reports almost a dozen fire extinguishers were no match for the burning rubber. The fire happened at 2:15 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 63 and Hungry Hollow Road, two miles north of Kirksville. The driver, from Sikeston, Missouri, told KTVO he had a blowout on the flatbed trailer just before the fire started. A woman who was driving behind the big rig said she saw the trailer tire on fire and called 911. The semi driver used a fire extinguisher on the flames, but it did no good. Several employees from the nearby John Deere dealership rushed to help. They went through 10 fire extinguishers, and that didn't work either to put out the burning rubber and wooden bed of the trailer. Several minutes later, the Kirksville Fire Department arrived and got the fire put out with water. The brand-new agricultural sprayer on the trailer was not damaged. No injuries were reported. Traffic was reduced to one lane for almost an hour. This story and several pictures are posted at KTVO dot com.




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June 23, 2022

MACON MAN ARRESTED SUNDAY

A Macon man is accused of wielding a knife in an aggressive manner while he was intoxicated. KTVO’s John Garlock said in a report Tuesday the suspect is Travis Laine Newland, 33, of Macon. A Macon police officer said in court documents that he was called to Newland's home on Sunday for a domestic incident involving a knife. When he arrived, the officer said he saw Newland trying to kick open the side door to the garage. The suspect was placed in wrist restraints. The reporting party told police Newland had been drinking since noon and became aggressive when he couldn't find his medication. According to court documents, Newland grabbed a 7” knife and started stabbing a TV and a wall. The accuser said he then pulled a kitchen cabinet door off its hinges and threw a compound bow across the room, where it landed in a baby crib. Newland was charged with five counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of first-offense peace disturbance.

LINN COUNTYJURY RETURNED GUILTY VERDICT ON FRIDAY

The Linn County Prosecuting Attorney recently announced that on Friday, a Linn County jury returned a guilty verdict against Brooke Woody on one count of Forgery. Sentencing will be held on September 6th. The case was investigated by the Brookfield Police Department and the Missouri Department of Probation and Parole.

COLUMBIA’s FIRE IN THE SKY SET FOR JULY 4TH

It’s just one of many Fourth of July celebrations planned throughout the area including the big Fireworks Extravaganza at Moberly’s Rothwell Park Athletic Complex. The City of Columbia will be holding the 70th annual Fourth of July Fire in the Sky celebration, and this year it will be held at Stephens Lake Park. The celebration kicks off with kids’ activities and crafts beginning at 6 p.m., live entertainment at Stephens Lake Amphitheater at 6:15 p.m. and multiple food trucks will open at 6:30 p.m. The festivities will be capped off with a fireworks display that will begin at 9:15 p.m., launched from the east side of the park.The Fire in the Sky celebration was moved around to various locations in recent years, as Columbia Parks and Recreation staff worked to locate a family friendly space large enough to safely accommodate the event and provide optimum viewing of the fireworks display. For more information about this years event, please visit CoMo.gov and search Fourth of July or call 573.874.7460.

 

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN JULY AT CROWDER STATE PARK

If you have been struggling with the recent heat and humidity, maybe this will help? It’s an invitation to join Crowder State Park team members as they celebrate Christmas in July. A variety of activities are planned for July 8th – 10th in the park campground. On Friday, July 8 – Bring your Christmas décor and transform your campsite into a Christmas wonderland for a chance to win fun prizes! The schedule for Saturday, July 9 includes a Christmas themed walk, Christmas craft time, Christmas games at the campground amphitheater and much more. Then on Sunday, July 10 – Pack up the Christmas decorations and return to summer reality! You can reserve a camp spot now. Crowder State Park is located at 76 NW Highway 128 in Trenton. For more information, call 660-359-6473.

 

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June 22 2022

FRANKLIN MAN SERIOULY INJURED IN RANDOLPH COUNTY CRASH

Troopers say a Franklin, MO resident sustained serious injuries in a Randolph County crash at 6:55 Tuesday morning on Route B, 2 miles east of Higbee. According to the report, 75 year old Charles R. Ivy was eastbound and swerved to avoid an on-coming vehicle. Ivy overcorrected and the Semi tractor he was driving ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree. Ivy received serious injuries and was transported to University hospital in Columbia by Randolph County Ambulance. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Department and Higbee Fire Department assisted at the scene.

HOLIDAY MAN CHARGED AFTER ASSAULT THURSDAY NIGHT IN COLUMBIA

Holliday man is facing multiple charges after allegedly assaulting another man at the Welcome Inn in Columbia on Thursday night.  On Thursday at 11:15 p.m., Columbia police were called to the Welcome Inn at 1612 North Providence Road for a reported assault. The victim told police that Joshua Kandler of Holliday entered his room and hit the victim on the head with an empty glass liquor bottle, a skateboard and smashed the victim's phone, made threats and more. A Boone County prosecutor has charged Joshua Kandler with first-degree robbery, armed criminal action, second-degree assault, tampering with a witness in a felony prosecution and first-degree property damage. According to the report Kandler is being held at the Boone County jail without bond.

HIGHWAY PATROL URGES YOU TO PLAN A SAFE JULY FOURTH WEEKEND

The July Fourth holiday weekend is a great opportunity to enjoy one of Missouri’s recreational opportunities or a backyard barbecue. Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds Missouri’s travelers to make smart choices for a safe July Fourth holiday. Everyone should place safety at the top of their list when planning how to celebrate our nation’s freedoms. No matter how you decide to spend the long weekend, your smartest choice is to follow all Missouri traffic and boating laws. During the 2021 counting period, seven people were killed and 532 injured in Missouri over the holiday in 1,139 traffic crashes. Over the 2021 July Fourth holiday, troopers arrested 80 people for driving while intoxicated. In 2021, there were 12 boating crashes, which included eight injuries and one fatality. One people drowned during last year's July Fourth holiday. Troopers made nine boating while intoxicated arrests over last year’s July Fourth holiday weekend. The 2022 counting period for the July Fourth holiday will be from 6 p.m., Friday, July 1, to 11:59 p.m., Monday, July 4, 2022. The Highway Patrol will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness & Reduction Effort) and Operation Dry Water over the July Fourth holiday weekend. Operation Dry Water specifically targets impaired vessel operators. All available troopers will be patrolling Missouri roadways and waterways to enforce traffic and boating laws, and offering assistance as needed. Missouri’s boaters are asked to do their part by remaining alert for other boats and swimmers, and being courteous on the water. Never operate a vessel if you’ve consumed alcohol. Boaters need to be aware that it is illegal to discharge fireworks from a vessel. Leave all fireworks in a safe place on shore. Remember to share the waterway and use common sense, good judgment, and courtesy to ensure the safety of all. Anyone needing assistance or who witnesses criminal activity while traveling on Missouri’s roadways or waterways can 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.




 

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June 21, 2022

 

TWO TAKEN TO AREA HOSPITALS FOLLOWING KNOX COUNTY CRASH

The Patrol reports two drivers were transported to area hospitals following a collission on MO 6, 3 miles east of Edina at 11;15 Monday morning.in Knox County. Larry Howard, age 70 of Brashear was eastbound in a semi pulling a grain trailer passing an eastbound pickup driven by 79 year old Linda Early of Edina when Early made a left hand turn into the semi. The semi and trailer overturned and caught fire. The highway was closed until after 4 o’clock Monday afternoon. Early had minor injuries and was transported to Samaritan Hospital in Macon while Howard sustained serious injuries. He was transported to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. The Knox County Sheriff’s Department, Knox City Fire Department and an area Conservation Agent assisted at the scene.

 

RALLS COUNTY WRECK SENDS FARBER WOMAN TO HOSPITAL

Troopers say 24 year old Jonathan Dehner of Lewistown was operating a Farm Sprayer unit on Route V in New London at 7:30 AM Monday in Ralls County. The Patrol said Dehner failed to yield and the farm sprayer struck an eastbound car in the passenger side. That car was driven by 61 year old Lisa Kueck of Farber. Kueck had minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment. The driver of the sprayer was not injured.

 

FAYETTE JUVENILE INJURED IN HOWARD MOTORCYCLE COLLISION

The Highway Patrol said a Fayette juvenile was injured in a crash in Howard County on County Road 423, north of County Road 425 at 8:29 PM Monday night when his motorcycle traveled into the opposite lane and struck a vehicle operated by 64 year old Carl Wiehardt of Fayette. The 15 year old male was ejected. He had moderate injuries and was transported to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

MONDAY WAS RIDE TO WORK DAY

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department issued a reminder on their social media page to watch for motorcycles as you hit the highways yesterday morning. Monday was "It’s Ride to Work Day", celebrating the joys of motorcycle riding by encouraging people to ride their motorcycles to work. Check your mirrors and blind spots before turning or changing lanes. Motorcycles can be hard to see.




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June 20 2022

SALISBURY WOMAN KILLED IN HEAD ON CRASH FRIDAY AND TWO OTHERS SERIOULY INJURED

The highway Patrol said a Salisbury woman was killed Friday at 12:20 pm in Randolph County on US 24, 3.5 miles west of Huntsville. According to the crash report, 77 year old Loretta F. Harmon was eastbound when her vehicle crossed the center line and struck a westbound auto driven by 82 year old Mary Liebhart of New Boston headon in the westbound lane of US 24. The Harman vehicle came to rest in the eastbound lane and should of the highway while the Liebhart vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned. Harmon was pronounced at the scene a shortime later by Randollph County Coroner Sid Conklin. Liebhart had serious injuries and was transported by Air Evac to University Medical Center in Columbia. A Passenger in the Liebhart auto, 86 year old Kathryn Milner of Marceline also received serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. The Patrols Crash Team 2 was summoned to assist with the investigation. The Westran Fire Department, Randolph County Sheriffs Department and MoDOT personnal provided assistance at the scene.

BEARDSTOWN, ILLINOIS MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY BY MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

This past Thursday, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office received information that Charles L. Story, a 40 year old man from Beardstown, Illinois, was currently at a residence off of Elm Street in Bellflower, Missouri. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has been actively searching for Story as he is wanted for questioning for his possible involvement in the disappearance of Beverly J. Logan. Story also has several outstanding warrants for his arrest out of the State of Illinois. Story currently has 3 order of protections against him and has a history of resisting arrest, threatening public officials, aggravated battery, and is registered with the State of Illinois as a sexual predator.  On June 16, 2022, at 3:47 p.m., Deputies received permission to search the house on Elm Street in Bellflower. Deputies made entry and during the search, discovered Story had barricaded himself in a hidden room toward the rear of the house. Contact was made with Story who advised that he was armed and he would shoot anyone who tried to gain entry to the room and then shoot himself. Story also advised that he was injured and had been shot in the leg several days prior. After a brief stand-off, Story exited the room and was taken into custody without incident. After taking Story into custody an ambulance was dispatched to tend to Story’s gunshot wound. Story is currently in the Montgomery County Jail on a 24-hour investigative hold for Montgomery County and two active warrants out of the State of Illinois with bonds totaling $90,000.00.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATING ATTEMPTED THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE

On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office responded to Tinsley’s Amusements in High Hill, Missouri, regarding an attempted theft of a Motor Vehicle.  Through the course of the investigation it was discovered that a truck was parked on the lot at 8:30 P.M. on June 14th and found near the Interstate at approximately 6:30 A.M. on June 15th. The suspect(s) drove the truck through the yard, a metal fence, over Tinsley’s railroad tracks, and through a secondary fence. The truck was then abandoned after getting stuck.  If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Montgomery County Joint Communications

HONOR FLIGHT CONDUCTING SECOND FLIGHT OF THE YEAR TODAY

Central Missouri Honor Flight has its second flight of the year today and everyone  is invited to attend the homecoming and help welcome home these 91 veterans.  Three are Korean War veterans and the remainder served in Vietnam. The three honor flight buses return to the Columbia Courtyard by Marriott after flying from Washington D.C. to St. Louis.  The buses coming in from the St. Louis airport should arrive in Columbia Monday night around 9:45pm to a large cheering crowd after being escorted along I-70 by hundreds of Central Missouri Honor Flight Riders.  During the motorcycle escort from Kingdom City to Columbia, that short Boone County section of I-70 is closed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol to all traffic to allow respect and honor to these veterans coming home from their honor flight.   

TODAY IS A FEDERAL HOLIDAY …

Just a reminder that most city, county, state and federal offices, banks and more will be closed today in observance of the newest National Holiday known as Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. All of us should take time to remember and educate ourselves on the events of June 19, 1865, the day Union soldiers told enslaved Black American’s in Galveston, Texas, the war was over and they were free.




 

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June 17, 2022

 

 

PICKUP AND MOTORCYCLE COLLIDE IN ADAIR COUNTY THURSDAY

The Highway Patrol said the crash happened at 7:50 AM  Thursday morning on Old Hazel Creek Church Road, 10 miles northwest of Kirksville. According to the report 38 year old Chris Lewis of Kirksville was northbound and struck a southbound motorcycle operated by 60 year old Joseph Pattermann of Kirksville. Pattermann had moderate injuries and was transported by Air-Evac Helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia. Lewis was not injured.

 

MAN USES FAKE CASHIER’’S CHECK AND FAKE ID TO STEAL TRACTOR AND HAY RAKE

KTVO reports a man used a fake $67,500 cashier’s check to steal a tractor and hay rake in Sullivan County. Investigators say the man used the fake name of Kevin Walker and falsely claimed to be from Mitchellville, Iowa. Scotland County Sheriff Bryan Whitney told KTVO the theft happened on June 10, 2022, at Ed's Machinery on Highway 136, a mile east of Memphis. Whitney said the thief removed the license plates from his black, late-model Dodge dually pickup truck before committing the crime. He was pulling a Big Tex flatbed trailer. The sheriff said the man used a fake cashier's check as well as a fake ID to "buy" the 2019 Massey Ferguson tractor and Rhino hay rake. Investigators have no idea who he really is or where he is from. He was last seen traveling west on Highway 136 from Ed's Machinery on June 10. If you have any tip, big or small, about the crime you are asked to call the Scotland County Sheriff's Office at 660-465-2106. Picktures of the man are posted on KTVO dot com.

 

CHARITON VALLEY NEARING END OF COPPER TO FIBER PROJECT

Chariton Valley reported last week the completion of its Copper Replacement Project in De Witt. The company also recently completed the Bosworth project which was announced in 2017 and when complete all 18 traditional telephone exchanges will have access to fiber service. 16 of Chariton Valley’s 18 exchanges have now been completed. That means 97 percent of Chariton Valley’s total membership has access to fiber internet. Construction is currently underway in the Forest Green exchange.




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June 14, 2022

 

TWO MEN CHARGED WITH STEALING FROM KIRKSVILLE FUNERAL HOMEEmail Share Icon

KTVO’s John Garlock reports two men are charged with stealing expensive equipment from a Kirksville funeral home. The suspects are Jonathan Prebe, 41, of Edina, and Brock Clary, 38, of Parkville, Missouri. According to court documents, the two men stole a $16,000 mini-excavator and a $10,000 commercial riding lawnmower from Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Kirksville. The Adair County Sheriff's Office said the alleged crimes happened in August 2020. The charges the men face are stealing - $25,000 or more, stealing -$750 or more and second-degree burglary. Prebe was charged in January 2022. Clary was charged this week. The two suspects are also accused of stealing a gooseneck trailer from a field near Troy Mills, Missouri, a few days after the thefts from the funeral home. You’ll find the story on KTVO dot com.

 

COOPER COUNTY ACCIDENT

This past Tuesday morning at 7:24 AM, a two vehicle crash occurred in Cooper County on MO 5 at Old 5 Drive. The Highway Patrol said 24 year old Justin Kueckelhan of Boonville was westbound and pulled into the path of a northbound motorcycle. The motorcycle, operated by 68 year old Glenn Cairer of Sedalia, went off the left side of the roadway and overturned. Cairer had moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

HANNIBAL MOTORCYCLIST INJURED TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Troopers say a Hannibal man was injured in a motorcycle accident in Marion county on MO 79 at River Hills Road in Hannibal on Tuesday afternoon at 1:35pm. According to the report, 36 year old Michael Owens of Hannibal was northbound on a motorcycle and attempted to make a u-turn and was struck head on by a northbound semi-tractor driven by 59 year old Paul Taylor of Boonville. Owens received moderate injuries and was transported to Blessing Hospital in Quincy by Marion County Ambulance.

 

ONE PERSON INJURED IN CLAY COUNTY WRECK

Tuesday afternoon at 3pm, a van driven by Levi Yoder of Jamesport was northbound on I-35 at the 27.6 mile marker when it drifted off the left side of the roadway and struck a guardrail end causing the van to rotate and return to the roadway. Yoder was not injured, however a passenger, 33 year old Menno Stutzman of Spickard had minor injuries and was taken by Kearney EMS to Liberty Hospital for treatment.

 

DRIVER EXAMINATION STATIONS CLOSE STATEWIDE FOR JUNETEENTH

The Missouri State Highway Patrol recently issued a reminder that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed on Monday, June 20, 2022, in observance of Juneteenth. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, June 21, 2022

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT WEEKLY REPORT

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A Reminder from the Sheriff’s office:

As the weather shifts to these scolding hot days it is always important to remember to wear sunscreen, drink plenty of fluids, and keep an eye on those who are at high risk for heat-related illnesses. Those at a greater risk of suffering from a heat-related illness are: Infants, young children, people over the age of 65, and people who are physically ill, especially with heart disease, high blood pressure, or who take certain medications, such as for depression, insomnia, or poor circulation.

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June 15, 2022

 

HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT!

 

TWO DAY LINN COUNTY JURY TRIAL ENDS WITH 19 GUILTY VERDICTS

On June 22nd of last year, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office issued a media release saying they had re-opened a sexual assault investigation and as a result, Kenneth Dean Harper, age 54 was arrested the day before and charged with 118 counts of alleging Child Molestation in the 1st Degree, Statutory Sodomy in the 1st Degree and 1st Degree Statutory Rape. Nearly one year later after a two day jury trial at the Linn County Courthouse, a Linn County Jury returned guilty verdicts on 19 counts against Kenneth Dean Harper including 2 counts of Child Molestation in the 1st Degree, 8 counts of Statutory Sodomy in the 1st Degree and 9 counts of Statutory Rape in the 1st Degree. Sentencing was also held on 5 of those counts with the remaining 14 counts to be handed down on August 2nd of this year. On the sentences handed down which included 3 counts of 1st Degree Statutory Rape and 2 counts of 1st Degree Statutory Sodomy, Harper received a life sentence on each count in the Department of Corrections according to the Linn Coutny Prosecuting Attorney’s office.

 

HEAT CAUSING ROADWAY ISSUES

The high heat and humidity has caused some highways in the area to buckle requiring MoDOT crews to repond and make temporary repairs and erect signage for motorists of the potential danger in some areas. That’s what  happened on Highway 65 Tuesday near Route K. A. Livinston County Sheriff’s Deputy was on the scene warning drivers to slow down until MoDOT crews could arrive and make repairs. If you discover a problem area, it’s always a good idea to help out fellow motorists by contacting MoDOT or your local law enforcement agency about the hazard.

 

BOWLING GREEN MAN FLOWN TO HOSPITAL WITH SERIOUS INJURIES

Troopers say73 year old Raymond Gearhart of Bowling Green failed to stop at a stop sign on US 61, 3 miles west of Hannibal at 3:45 Tuesday afternoon and his SUV traveled into the path of a Box Truck driven by Allen Zeigler, age 47 of Wooden, Iowa. Gearhart has serious injuries and was flown by helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia. A passenger in his vehicle, 36 year old George Mulhollen of Bowling Green had moderate injuries and was transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital by ambulance. The other driver was not injured.




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June 14, 2022

HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR ENTIRE LISTENING AREA THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 8PM

Be sure to take all necessary precautions to help keep yourself and others safe during the dangerous heat and humidity levels

MERCER COUNTY HAS NEW FIRST DISTRICT COMMISSIONER

This past Friday, Missouri Governor Parson filled a County Office Vacancy when he appointed Cheston Easter of Princeton as the Mercer County First District Commissioner. Easter currently serves as the Commodity Manager for Albertsons Companies. Previously, he served as the Director of Operations & Programs Management for AgriThority and as a Managing Member for Bar E Farms, LLC. Mr. Easter was also the Director of Global Raw Materials Procurement for ABInBev in New York and a Marketing Research Analyst for Pioneer Hi-bred International Inc. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in agricultural economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia and earned a second Master of Science in Business Administration from Saint Louis University.

DRIVER EXAMINATION STATIONS CLOSE STATEWIDE FOR JUNETEENTH

The Missouri State Highway Patrol recently issued a reminder that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed on Monday, June 20, 2022, in observance of Juneteenth. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, June 21, 2022

STOUTSVILLE DRIVER RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES IN MONROE COUNTY WRECK

A 16 year old male from Stoutsville received minor injuries but refused treatment after a crash in Monroe County on Highway 154, six and a half miles east of Paris around 6:30 Monday morning. The patrol said the teenager was westbound when his vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway. The vehicle then returned to the highway and overturned.

TWO INJURED IN CRASH INVOLVING MILITARY VEHICLE SATURDAY IN MACON COUNTY

The Patrol reports two Rolla residents were injured Saturday afternoon just after 4pm in a crash involving a military vehicle one mile north of Excello on US 63. According to the report 29 year old Brandon John of Independence was northbound in the slow moving military vehicle when it was struck from behind by a northbound pickup driven by 50 year old Patrick Johnston of Rolla. Johnston had moderate injuries and was flown to University Hospital in Columbia by MU 4. A passenger in the pickup, an 11 year old male also had moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to University Hospital. No other injuries were reported.

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING ON EAST BUSINESS LOOP 70 SATURDAY NIGHT

This past Saturday night at approximately 11:45 p.m. Columbia Police were dispatched to the 900 block of East Business Loop 70 in reference to a report of shots fired. During the investigation, officers found one adult female had sustained an apparent gunshot wound. She was transported by EMS to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No other information was released by authorities but the release did indicate this is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Department's Criminal Investigations Division. 




 

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June 13, 2022

 

KIRKSVILLE DRIVER INJURED WHEN REAR ENDED BY 18 WHEELER

The highway patrol said a Kirksville man received minor injuries when the car he was driving from struck in the rear by an 18 wheeler. The crash happened on US 63, just north of Kirksville at 12:54 Sunday afternoon. According to the report 46 year old Joseph Kassens was northbound and stopped in traffic when his car was struck in the rear by an 18 wheeler operated by 65 year old Roy Peterson of Duncombe, IA. Kassens was transported by Adair County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. The driver of the big rig was not injured. The Adair County Sheriff’s Department and Kirksville Fire Department assisted at the scene.

 

MOTORCYCLE CRASH RESULTS IN SERIOUS INJURIES

Troopers say 25 year old Anthory Sanders of Kirksville was eastbound on Connelsville Road, 8 miles northwest of Kirksville at 10:23 Sunday morning when his motorcycle ran off the left side of the roadway, struck a fence post and ejected the driver. Sanders had serious injuries and was transported by MU 4 to University Hospital in Columbia.

 

BEVIER MAN TREATED BY MINOR INJURIES AFTER EARLY MORNING MOTORCYCLE CRASH

The Patrol said 67 year old Daniel L. White of Bevier received minor injuries when his northbound motorcycle struck a deer on Highway C, just south of Bevier at 12:20 AM Sunday. The motorcycle overturned and came to rest in the roadway. White had minor injuries and was transported by private auto to Samaritan Hospital in Macon for treatment.

 

TWO FATAL RALLS COUNTY CRASHES FRIDAY

A Vandalia man was pronounced deceased at Hannibal Regional Hospital following a Ralls County crash on Friday evening. Troopers say it happened Friday evening shortly after 7pm on US 61, approximately 2 miles north of New London when 27 year old Ian G. Smith of the Vandalia/Mexico area was southbound and the vehicle he was driving went off the right side of the roadway and overturned. Smith was not injured, however a passenger, 24 year old Shawn C. Wise of Vandalia was transported by Ralls County Ambulance to the Hannibal Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 8:15 pm. The patrol’s major crash investigation team was called to investigate the scene of the crash and was assisted by the Ralls County Sheriff’s Department, New London Police Department and the New London Fire Department.  Smith was arrested at 8:37 pm by the patrol and transported to the Marion County jail where he was placed on a 24 hour hold pending filing of official charges for driving while intoxicated.  This was the second fatal crash in Ralls County on Friday.  At 2am Friday morning a Quincy woman died in a crash on US 61, 4 miles south of Hannibal. The patrol said 25 year old Dakota Borenson of Quincy was killed when she was struck by a northbound auto driven by Troy Rasey of Maywood MO. The crash report said Borenson was a pedestrian and was in the lane of travel when she was struck.  The major crash team was also called to that incident and was assisted by the Ralls County Sheriff’s office, Hannibal Rural Fire Department and Marion County Ambulance. She was pronounced deceased at Hannibal Regional Hospital just after 3am Friday.

 

COLUMBIA MAN KILLED – TWO OTHERS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN CALLAWAY COUNTY SATURDAY

The Highway patrol said 1 person died and 2 others were injured in a crash Saturday morning at midnight in Callaway County. It happened on Chapel UTV trail on Wildwood Estates Drive when 55 year old Donald Lay of St. Charles was westbound and traveling up an extreme incline when the vehicle lost traction and overturned back down the hill. A passenger, 39 year old Bethany Johnson of Columbia sustained serious injuries, as did the driver. She was transported by Callaway County EMS to University Hospital in Columbia while Lay was transported by Air Ambulance to University Hospital. Another passenger, 55 year old Richard Bryant of Columbia was killed in the crash.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT ASSISTED LINCOLN COUNTY IN PURSUIT THAT ENDED IN DRUG BUST

Saturday night, at approximately 11:30 pm, Lincoln County advised their Deputies were in pursuit of a Truck entering Montgomery County on Highway E. Montgomery County Deputies located the suspect vehicle on Highway V and the pursuit continued onto North Highway 161, through Montgomery City, through Danville, and onto Interstate 70 East toward New Florence. Montgomery County Deputies spiked the truck tires near the 175 mile marker on eastbound Interstate 70 where, shortly thereafter, the pursuit came to an end. Two male suspects from the O’Fallon area were taken into custody without incident. A search of the vehicle revealed a large quantity of Methamphetamine inside a metal tin that was hidden under the steering column of the truck. The driver of the truck had multiple outstanding warrants out of the St. Charles area. Lincoln County took custody of both suspects and transported them to the Lincoln County Jail where they will be facing multiple drug related charges.

 

ARRESTS MADE AFTER CYBER TIP INVESTIGATION

In April of 2022, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office Cyber Crimes Task Force received a CyberTip report from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) regarding an identified online account within Cole County which had been used to upload child sexual abuse material. After further investigation, the identified account was traced to a specific residence in Jefferson City, Missouri and a search warrant was served at the home on June 7th, 2022. Investigators interviewed occupants and previewed electronic devices within the home, resulting in identification of the suspect account holder and discovery of additional child sexual abuse material. As a result, 33-year-old Paul Schofield was arrested and charged with Possession of Child Pornography (class B felony). During search warrant service, one of the additional occupants present within the home was a 7-year-old child. The mother of the child, 29-year-old Sara Schofield, was at work and arrived home after law enforcement contacted her regarding this incident. Following the arrest of Paul Schofield, a Cyber Crimes Task Force investigator continued forensic analysis of electronic items associated to the defendant and located videos from 2019 depicting both Paul Schofield and Sara Schofield sexually abusing the 7-year-old child, who was age 4 at the time. These videos were discovered on June 9th, 2022. In light of this evidence, an investigator with the Cyber Crimes Task Force met with Sara Schofield at the Cole County Sheriff’s Office, where she was immediately interviewed and arrested the same day. Additionally, the identified victim was taken into protective custody and a second search warrant was obtained and served at the residence. At this time, charges against Paul Schofield have been amended to include Sodomy 1st degree (class A felony), Incest (class E felony), and Sexual Exploitation of a Minor (class A felony). Charges against Sara Schofield also include Sodomy 1st degree (class A felony), Incest (class E felony), and Sexual Exploitation of a Minor (class A felony). The investigation is still ongoing.




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TWO SEMI’S CRASH IN AUDRAIN COUNTY – BOTH DRIVERS SERIOUSLY INJURED

A crash involving two semi’s happened in Audrain County on US 54 westbound at Audrain County Road 737 at 7:20 Thursday morning. The highway patrol said 61 year old David Lambert of Rockport, IL was westbound and his semi struck the towed unit of another semi driven by 58 year old Larry Peacock of Mexico while his tractor trailer unit was stopped to make a left hand turn onto County Road 737. Both drivers sustained serious injuries in the crash and were transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

KNOX COUNTY JUVENILE SERIOUSLY INJURED IN EARLY MORNING WRECK

The highway patrol said a 15 year old male was seriously injured in a crash at 5:15 am Thursday in Knox County. It happened on MO 6, a half a mile east of Hurdland. According to the report juvenile was driving a pickup and traveling westbound when the vehicle went off the right side of the roadway. The driver over corrected, and the truck went off the left side of the road. That’s when the driver over corrected a second time and the pickup went off the right side of the road, struck a ditch and overturned. The driver was taken to Scotland County Memorial Hospital by private auto, then was sent to University Hospital in Columbia. The Knox County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.

 

MOBERLY WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER KILLING DOG AND BURNING ITS BODY

KRCG-TV reports that a Moberly woman was arrested and charged with felony animal abuse early Thursday morning. According to the report, Moberly Police were called to the 200 block of Wightman around 4am for a report of a dead dog. When Police arrived, the suspect, 29 year old Brianna Lingo of Moberly admitted she killed the dog and then burned its body. She was placed under arrested and transported to the Randolph County Jail.

LIVINGSTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Fugitives Recently Arrested

Two of the three people have been on the LCSO Most Wanted website have been arrested since June 08, one of which had allegedly fled to California in attempt to avoid being arrested.

Todd Michael Buss, 58, was arrested June 09, 2022 by authorities in California on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged unclassified felony Rape or Attempted Rape-1st degree on warrant #22LV-CR00127.  Bond denied by the court.  Mr. Buss has been on our Most Wanted list since March 11, 2022 and we had information he fled to California.  LCSO has been sharing various tips and other information with agencies.  Fortunately Mr. Buss was located and arrested today.  LCSO will extradite Mr. Buss once he has completed the out-of-state extradition process.

Cory Alan Dwyer, 44, arrested by Callaway County authorities on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Appear in Court on original class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance.  Bond set at $10,000 cash on case #22LV-CR00253.  Mr. Dwyer will be extradited at earliest opportunity.

Jordan Riggins, 33, Ludlow, was arrested June 08 by LCSO on Old Highway 190 on Livingston County arrest warrant #22LV-CR00316 for alleged felony Hindering Prosecution.  Mr. Riggins was processed at the LEC and transported to DDRJ in lieu of bond.

 

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June 9, 2022

TWO INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK NORTH OF NEW CAMBRIA

The Highway Patrol reports two people were transported to an area hospital following a crash on Route Z, 3 miles north of New Cambria at 6:12 pm Wednesday. It happened when a northbound pickup driven by a 17 year old male from Callao ran off the right side of the highway, struck a ditch and overturned. The driver received moderate injuries from that crash while a passenger, a 17 year old male from New Cambria had minor injuries. Both were transported by ambulance to Samaritan Hospital in Macon for treatment.

THREE MEN SENTENCED IN LINN COUNTY COURT TUESDAY

The Linn County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office reports the sentencing of three men in Linn County Circuit Court on Tuesday, June 7th.

Nicholas Jones, 20, of Brookfield was sentenced in two separate cases, on 4 felony counts of second-degree sodomy. Jones received a 16 year sentence in the Missouri Department of Corrections. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office investigated the cases involving Jones

Clarence Turner, age 41 of Brookfield was sentenced to 6 years in the DOC in 2 separate cases. One felony count of Sexual Abuse in the first degree and one felony count of Sex Offender Physically Present within 500 feet of park with playground equipment. Those cases were investigated by the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Brookfield Police Department and Missouri Probation & Parole. And, on Tuesday, the court sentenced 45 year old James Jackson of Brookfield to 15 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections on 2 felony counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, and 1 felony count of Possession of more than 20 images of Child Pornography. Those charges came about due to an investigation case by the Brookfield Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

 

EXCELLO MAN CHARGED WITH THREATENING TO SHOOT JUDGE AND SLIT THROAT OF STATE EMPLOYEE

KTVO’s John Garlock reports the suspect, Rodney Brown, 56, of Excello, is charged with two crimes in both Macon and Shelby counties in connection with two separate incidents. The charges are two counts of tampering with a judicial officer and two counts of first-degree harassment. According to court documents, a couple of the alleged threats were made at the Macon County Courthouse on July 12, 2021.

Brown was at the courthouse for a juvenile case involving his grandchild. A sheriff's deputy heard Brown threatening to shoot Judge Frederick Tucker in the head if the judge took away his grandchild. Court documents state, that on the same day, Brown approached a Macon County Children's Division case worker involved with the juvenile case. As she walked to her car, the woman told investigators Brown threatened to slit her throat due to her involvement in his grandchild's case. In mid-January 2022, investigators say Brown told Judge Tucker, "I am coming for you, judge" in an aggressive and threatening manner. That exchange happened at the Shelby County Courthouse in Shelbyville. Brown is being held without bond in the Randolph County jail at Huntsville according to the story aired on KTVO and posted at ktvo dot com.

 

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June 8, 2022

BULLDOZER ACCIDENT CLAIMS LIFE OF AUXVASSE MAN

The patrol says an Auxvasse man is dead after an incident involving a bulldozer on private property, 1 mile east of Warren in Marion County at 5:43 pm Tuesday. According to the report, 28 year old Joseph M. Shook of Auxvasse was conducting maintenance on a bulldozer when it began rolling backwards striking the victim. Shook was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later by the Marion County Coroner and his body was transported to a Hannibal funeral home. The patrol was assisted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, and the Monroe City Fire Department and ambulance.

GREEN CASTLE MAN ARRESTED BY AUTHORITIES

On Sunday June 5, 2022, 33 year old Steven R. Wills of Green Castle, Missouri was arrested by the Adair County Sheriff’s Office and placed on a 24-hour investigative hold for Two counts of the Class D Felony of Receiving Stolen Property and Two counts of the Class D Felony of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. On Monday, the Adair County Prosecuting Attorney filed formal charges on Wills for those offenses. Wills is being held at the Adair County Detention Center without bond. KTVO reports that over the weekend, Kirksville police got a call about possibly stolen firearms at an apartment at 1008 North Franklin Street and the man who lives there gave officers permission to search his apartment. The tenant told them Steven Wills, 33, of Green Castle, Missouri, had brought a rifle, a shotgun, a scope and ammunition to his apartment about a week ago and left them there. It’s believed the guns and other items had been stolen from a residence north of Connelsville.

MOBERLY MAN HURT WHEN STRUCK BY HIS OWN VEHICLE

The patrol said a Moberly man was seriously hurt when he was struck by his own vehicle Tuesday. According to the report, 84 year old Larry D. Roberts of Moberly was eastbound on private property just off County Road 2270, less than a mile southwest of Moberly at 3:30 pm Tuesday afternoon and had been traveling in reverse. As the driver was exiting the vehicle, the truck remained in gear and struck the driver resulting in serious injuries. Roberts was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia.

EMERGENCY CREWS RESPONDED TO BARING TUESDAY MORNING REGARDING INJURED PERSON

KTVO also reports that Emergency crews responded to the Baring Farm Service in Baring, Mo., just after 8 a.m. Tuesday for a report of an injured teen near the railroad tracks. Witnesses told 'The Edina Sentinel' that the teen said he is 14 years old from Vermont, Illinois, and he asked them not to report him. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, he was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville with moderate injuries. It is believed he fell or jumped from a passing train and was injured. It is unknown which direction he was coming from or the train that was involved. The Baring Volunteer Fire Department, Knox County Sheriff's Office, Knox County Ambulance and Missouri State Highway Patrol all assisted at the scene.

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE ANOTHER SHOOTING

Monday night,  June 6th at approximately 9:40 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of Fir Place in reference to a report of shots fired. Upon arriving on scene, officers located evidence that a shooting had occurred but identified no victims. Officers were later made aware that an adult male had arrived at a local hospital with an apparent gunshot wound. No suspects have been identified at this time. This is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Department's Criminal Investigations Division.

CALLAWAY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE REPORTS 28 FELONY ARRESTS

This past Saturday, the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office issued a news release that said proactive patrols and Investigations have recently resulted in 28 felony arrests for numerous offenses across Callaway County. Those arrested include:

Jeremy Smith, 35, of Auxvasse, MO

On May 31, 2022, at 5:39 PM, a Callaway County Sheriff's Office was proactively patrolling the area of State Road A and County Road 153.  During the patrol, the deputy located Jeremy Smith, 35, of Auxvasse, MO on foot.  Smith was a wanted fugitive.  Smith subsequently fled and a pursuit ensued.  The deputy was ultimately able to capture Smith and take him into custody.  Smith was wanted reference numerous Callaway County and Audrain County felony warrants for charges including Burglary.  Additionally, Smith was wanted by the Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC) for state parole violations.  Smith was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later transferred to MDOC custody. 


Latisha Burchett, 33, of Fulton, MO

On May 31, 2022, at 2:28 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the area of County Road 211.  Subsequently, deputies located and arrested Latisha Burchett, 33, of Fulton, MO reference an outstanding warrant.  Burchett was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and other controlled substances.  Burchett was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, in addition to the previously issued warrant.  Burchett remains in-custody pending bond post.


Stephen Kitchen, 45, of Fulton, MO

On May 30, 2022, at 11:08 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies investigated a disturbance involving weapons in the area of County Road 123.  Stephen Kitchen, 45, of Fulton, MO was subsequently arrested for Felony Unlawful Use of a Weapon and other charges.  Kitchen was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and remains in-custody, without bond, per Court Order.


Gregory Stevens, 29, of Columbia, MO

On May 28, 2022, at 10:17 AM, a Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputy was proactively patrolling the State Road AA area.  During the patrol, the deputy stopped Gregory Stevens, 29, of Columbia, MO for a traffic violation.  A felony level controlled substance was subsequently located.  Stevens was arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later released with summons for Court appearance.


Robert Salmons, 39, of Kingdom City, MO

On May 28, 2022, at 12:16 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the State Road M area.  During the course of the investigation, Robert Salmons, 39, of Kingdom City, MO was located and arrested reference a Callaway County warrant for Felony Non-Support.  Salmons was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later posted bond.


Phillip Dubuque, 46, of Creve Coeur, MO

On May 27, 2022, at 9:12 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the area of County Road 211.  Cocaine was subsequently recovered.  Phillip Dubuque, 46, of Creve Coeur, MO was arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail, and later released with summons for Court appearance.


Damon Warfield, 53, of Fulton, MO

On May 24, 2022, at 11:20 AM, a Callaway County Sheriff's Office was proactively patrolling the County Road 220 area.  During the course of the patrol, the deputy stopped Damon Warfield, 53, of Fulton, MO for a traffic violation.  Methamphetamine was subsequently discovered.  Warfield was arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and Felony Tampering with Evidence.  Warfield was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and remains in-custody, without bond, per Court Order.


Brittney Waterman, 32, of Fulton, MO

     On May 21, 2022, at 5:49 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the area of County Road 346.  During the course of the investigation, deputies located and arrested Brittney Waterman, 32, of Fulton,      MO reference a Boone County warrant for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Waterman was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later posted

     Brandon Byrd, 37, of Fulton, MO

On May 20, 2022, at 2:52 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the area of State Road CC.  During the course of the investigation, methamphetamine was discovered.  Brandon Byrd, 37, of Fulton, MO was arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and remains in-custody pending bond post.


Vivien Peters, 47, of Fulton, MO

On May 18, 2022, at 11:55 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the area of County Road 408 and State Road C.  During the investigation, deputies located and arrested Vivien Peters, 47, of Fulton, MO.  Peters was wanted reference a Callaway County felony probation violation warrant (original charge - Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance).  Peters was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and remains in-custody pending bond post.


John Bradford, 52, of Pico Riveria, CA

On May 18, 2022, at 11:20 AM, a Callaway County K9 unit stopped John Bradford, 52, of Pico Riveria, CA for traffic violations along Interstate 70 near the State Road A/Z interchange.  During the course of the stop, methamphetamine and other felony level controlled substances were located.  John Bradford, 52, of Pico Riveria, CA was arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Bradford was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later released with summons for Court appearance.

 

Eric Hollowell, 52, of Mokane, MO

On May 18, 2022, at 6:20 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies, assisted by the Fulton Police Department and MUSTANG drug task force, executed a drug related search warrant in the County Road 427.  The search warrant had been obtained as the result of an ongoing Sheriff's Office drug investigation.  Subsequently, felony level controlled substances and a stolen motorcycle were located.  Eric Hollowell, 52, of Mokane, MO was arrested for Felony Tampering with a Motor Vehicle 1st and Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Hollowell was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and then transferred to the custody of the Missouri Department of Corrections for state parole violations.


Alonzo Peery, 56, of Columbia, MO

On May 17, 2022, at 7:06 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the 3000 block of Old Highway 40.  During the course of the investigation, deputies located and arrested Alonzo Peery, 56, of Columbia,MO reference a St. Charles County warrant for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Peery was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later transferred to custody of St. Charles County authorities.


Kayce McClure, 33, of Fulton, MO

On May 8, 2022, at 10:04 AM, a Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputy was proactively patrolling US Highway 54 area in Kingdom City.  During the patrol, the deputy stopped Kayce McClure, 33, of Fulton, MO for a traffic violation.  Sheriff's Office K9 Krieger responded to assist.  Subsequently, heroin was located.  McClure was arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail, and later released with summons for Court appearance.


Bryce Prange, 28, of Stockton, MO

On May 7, 2022, at 7:42 PM, a Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputy attempted to stop Bryce Prange, 28, of Stockton, MO for driving 101 miles per hour on Interstate 70 near Kingdom City.  Prange failed to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued westbound on Interstate 70 into Boone County.  Prange subsequently exited Interstate 70 onto State Road Z.  Prange later stopped and was taken into custody.  Prange was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail for Felony Resisting Arrest, DWI and other charges.  Prange remains in-custody pending bond post.  The Boone County Sheriff's Office assisted with the investigation.


Steven Simpson, 48, of Fulton, MO

On May 6, 2022, at 1:33 AM, a Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputy was proactively patrolling the area of County Road 247 and Old Highway 40.  During the patrol, the deputy stopped Steven Simpson, 48, of Fulton, MO for a traffic violation.  Simpson was wanted reference a United States federal warrant for Dangerous Drugs.  Additionally, methamphetamine was discovered.  Simpson was arrested and booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail for the federal drug warrant, in addition to Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Later, Simpson damaged jail property, thus was charged with Felony Damage to County Jail property.  Simpson remains in-custody, without bond, per the federal warrant.


Sarah Krautkremer, 52, of Hannibal, MO

On May 5, 2022, at 5:11 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the area of County Road 211.  During the course of the investigation, various felony level controlled substances were located. Sarah Krautkremer, 52, of Hannibal, MO was arrested, booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, and later released with summons for Court appearance.


Jesse Smith, 31, of Holts Summit, MO

On May 5, 2022, at 4:20 PM, a Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputy was proactively patrolling the State Road AA area.  During the course of the patrol, the deputy attempted to stop Jesse Smith, 31, of Holts Summit, MO for a traffic violation.  Smith subsequently fled, whereas Smith led deputies on a chase through the Tebbetts, Wainwright and (north) Jefferson City area.  On US Highway 54, just south of Holts Summit, Smith struck tire deflation devices that had been positioned by the Holts Summit Police Department.  Smith subsequently stopped and was taken into custody.  Smith was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail for Felony Resisting Arrest and remains in-custody, without bond, per Court Order.


Christy Schroer, 32, of Fulton, MO

On May 5, 2022, at 1:15 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the area of State Road C.  During the course of the investigation, deputies located and arrested Christy Schroer, 32, of Fulton, MO reference Callaway County felony probation warrants (original charge - Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Schroer was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later released, per the Court, for later appearance.

 

Shelby Martin, 28, of Fulton, MO

On May 3, 2022, at 5:26 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the area of State Road Z and State Road JJ.  During the course of the investigation, methamphetamine was discovered.  Shelby Martin, 28, of Fulton, MO was arrested, booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, and later released with summons for Court appearance.


Russell Miller, 50, of Columbia, MOn May 3, 2022, at 2:18 AM, a Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputy was proactively patrolling the area of County Road 259 and State Road WW.  During the proactive patrol, the deputy attempted to stop Russell Miller, 50, of Columbia, MO for a traffic violation.  Miller fled on westbound State Road WW and a pursuit ensued into Boone County.  The lengthy pursuit entered Columbia, traveling numerous roadways there.  In north Columbia, Miller stopped and fled on foot.  The deputy gave chase and captured Miller.  Miller was transported to the Callaway County Jail and is being held without bond, per Court Order, pending later Court bond review.  Additionally, Miller is being held reference numerous Boone County felony warrants, for which warrants were active when Miller fled from Callaway County deputies.  The Boone County Sheriff's Office assisted with the investigation. 


Braxton Wolfe, 28, of Springfield, MO

     On April 29, 2022, at 7:14 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the 3000 block of Gold Road.  During the course of the investigation, deputies located Braxton Wolfe, 28, of Springfield, MO.  Wolfe was      found to be in possession of controlled substances packaged for sale.  Wolfe was arrested, booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail for Felony Delivery of a Controlled Substance and remains in-custody pending bond post.

Charles Emery, 40, of Freeburg, IL

Laura Vaneeckhoute, 30, of Mascoutah, IL

     On April 27, 2022, at 2:52 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies investigated a stealing offense on County Road 211.  Immediately after the initial call, a deputy located the suspect vehicle on westbound (south) US Highway 54 in      Kingdom City.  As the deputy attempted the stop the vehicle, the driver, Charles Emery, 40, of Freeburg, IL fled.  Once entering Fulton on North Bluff Street, the deputy terminated the pursuit due to the proximity of the Fulton High School      and the school day soon ending.  However, Emery continued to drive erratically further into Fulton and subsequently nearly struck the Fulton Police Department Chief head-on in the 1200 block of North Bluff Street.  Fulton Police     Department officers then re-engaged Emery due to the obvious threat he continued to pose in the community.  As Emery entered State Road O from Wood Street, deputies again became involved in the second pursuit.  Ultimately, at the State Road F - US Highway 54 interchange, Emery's vehicle became disabled, at which time he fled on foot.  Emery was captured by deputies and officers along US Highway 54 just south of State Road F.  Emery was found to be in         possession of several felony level controlled substances, included suspected Fentanyl.  Emery remains in-custody at the Callaway County Jail, without bond per Court Order, for felony charges including Resisting Arrest and Felony                Possession of a Controlled Substance.  A vehicle passenger, Laura Vaneeckhoute, 30, of Mascoutah, IL was arrested reference a State of Illinois Felony drug warrant.  Vaneeckhoute was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and           later released to Illinois authorities.


    Christopher Batson, 37, of Portland, MO

 

Linda Foster, 36, of Portland, MO

     On April 27, 2022, at 6:05 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies, assisted by the Fulton Police Department and MUSTANG drug task force, executed a drug related search warrant in the State Road D area.  The search warrant had      been obtained as the result of an ongoing Sheriff's Office drug investigation.  Methamphetamine and other felony level controlled substances, in addition to illegally possessed firearms, were located.  Christopher Batson, 37, of Portland,        MO was arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and Felony Unlawful Use of a Weapon.  Batson was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later posted bond.  Linda Foster, 36, of Portland, MO was arrested for          Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail, and later posted bond.


     Christy Comer, 35, of Columbia, MO

     On April 26, 2022, at 1:35 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the area of State Road J and State Road F.  During the course of the investigation, deputies located and arrested Christy Comer, 35, of      Columbia, MO reference an Audrain County felony warrant for fraud.  Additionally, Comer was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.  Comer was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later transferred to the Audrain         County Jail.


     Montie Stiers, 54, of New Bloomfield, MO

     On April 25, 2022, at 9:10 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the County Road 398 area.  During the course of the investigation; deputies located and arrested Montie Stiers, 54, of New Bloomfield,      MO reference Callaway County felony warrants for probation violation (original charges of Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance).  Stiers was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and, on May 23, 2022, released by the Court for later appearance.




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June 7, 2022

MILAN CONVENIENCE STORE STRUCK BY SUV MONDAY AFTERNOON

A woman from Green City accidentally rammed her SUV into the front of a local convenience store Monday afternoon. KTVO reports It happened right around 2:30 p.m. at the 7th Heaven convenience store on Highway 6 in Milan, Missouri. Milan Police Chief Gail Hayes told KTVO the driver was Diana Powers, 57, of Green City, Missouri. Investigators believe a medical problem may have caused the driver to hit the accelerator instead of the brake resulting in the crash. Hayes said witnesses told police Powers' SUV was slowly approaching a parking spot in front of the convenience store when it suddenly accelerated and slammed into the building right next to the set of two front doors. Hayes said they think the medical episode caused her to hit the accelerator instead of the brake. Powers suffered minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital for treatment. No one inside or outside the store was hurt.

COLUMBIA ATTORNEY FOUND DEAD DURING WELFACE CHECK

The Boone County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of Steven Wyse, a Columbia attorney. The Sheriff’s office says an acquaintance of Wyse requested a welfare check after he did not show up for work. Columbia police reportedly found Wyse’s body in his home, there is no suspicion of foul play, but the investigation is ongoing. The Boone County Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy later this week. Wyse was a criminal defense attorney and also handled personal injury as well as civil rights cases. He founded the Wyse Law Firm in 2002. The firm’s office is located in downtown Columbia.

DOWNING DRIVER INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH

Troopers say Rodney D. Elliott, age 63 of Downing had moderate injuries and was transported to Scotland County Memorial Hospital in Memphis for treatment after his westbound auto traveled off highway 136, one half mile west of Memphis and struck a ditch. That wreck happened Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock.

FAYETTE WOMAN HURT IN HOWARD COUNTY CRASH

The Patrol said 33 year old Lixue Song of Fayette was hurt when the auto she was driving exited the right sided of Missouri 124 at Howard County Road 403 at 9:18 Monday morning. The auto then struck a ditch and overturned. The driver was transported to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries by Howard County EMS.




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June 6, 2022

 

AMISH HORSE & BUGGY CARRYING 2 PEOPLE GO OFF SIDE OF BRIDGE WITH NO RAILINGS

KTVO and KTVO dot com reports two people were injured in an accident Sunday night around 8pm on Apache Way, about 6 miles southeast of Greentop. First responders told KTVO an Amish horse and buggy carrying a 28-year-old woman from Greentop and a boy plunged approximately 20 feet off the side of a bridge with no railings. The buggy landed upside down in a shallow creek. The woman suffered serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. The boy suffered minor injuries. Crews at the scene said the two somehow managed to escape from the wreckage and make their way up the embankment before emergency personnel arrived. A firefighter rescued the horse. It was said to be in good condition. Personnel from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Adair County Fire, Kirksville Fire Department and Greentop Fire Department responded.

 

THREE INJURED IN ADAIR COUNTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Troopers say three juveniles were injuried in a crash on private property on MO 157, five miles west of Kirksville at 7:50 Saturday night. According to the report a 15 year old female was driving a UTV through a wooded area and collided with a tree. Two other people were occupants in the UTV, a 12 year old female and a 15 year old male. The male had moderate injuries while the two females had minor injuries. All three were transported to Northeast Regional Hospital in Kirksville for treatment.

 

PASSENGER EJECTED FROM UTV IN LEWIS COUNTY SATURDAY NIGHT

The Highway Patrol said a Hurdland man was transported to Blessing Hospital in Quincy for treatment following an accident on a City Street in LaBelle Saturday night at 10:40 PM. The accident report said 37 year old Julie Green of Hurdland was driving a UTV when it ran off the road and a passenger, identified as 42 year old Jonah Lewis of Hurdland was ejected. Lewis had moderate injuries. The driver was not hurt.

 

WOMAN FLOWN TO COLUMBIA HOSPITAL AFTER RALLS COUNTY UTV ACCIDENT

The Patrol said a Friday afternoon crash involved a UTV in Ralls County on Kingsville Lane, 3 miles west of New London at 2:40 pm. 52 year old Lisa Ketsenburg of New London was westbound when the UTV she was driving travelled off the right side of the roadway and overturned. She received serious injuries and was flown by Survival Flight to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

MOTORCYCLE CRASH IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY SATURDAY AFTERNOON

The highway patrol responded to a motorcycle crash in Montgomery County on MO 19, just north of Hugo Road Saturday afternoon at 4:10 pm. According to the report 44 year old Torey Black of Morrison, MO was traveling northbound when the motorcycle ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned several times ejecting the driver. Black had serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia.

   

WOMAN FALLS FROM GOLF CART AND RECEIVED SERIOUS INJURIES

Troopers say 86 year old Barbara Clark of Monticello was seriously injured and transported to Blessing Hospital in Quincy for treatment after an incident involving a golf cart Thursday afternoon at 4:40 pm in Lewis County. It happened on private property on Route A, one mile north of Monticello. The patrol report said Clark was driving the golf cart when her foot became stuck between the foot pedals. As she attempted to dislodge her foot, Clark fell from the golf cart resulting in serious injuries.  

 

BOONE COUNTY PROSECUTOR FOUND DEAD AT HIS HOME SATURDAY

Boone County Prosecutor Dan Knight was found dead at his Columbia home on Saturday. The Columbia Police Chief said authorities were called to Knight’s home in the 2300 block of Memorial Court at approximately 9:35 Saturday morning. The death occurred by apparent gunshot and no foul play is suspected. After four terms as Boone County prosecuting attorney, Knight announced plans earlier this year to not seek reelection as he was strongly considering seeking the Boone County Circuit Court judgeship for Division III in 2024. Had he decided to seek reelection as co0unty prosecutor, Knight would have faced a challenge from fellow Democrat Roger Johnson, one of his former deputies, in the August primary. Dan Knight was a Columbia native. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1985, earned a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Missouri in 1989 and earned a law degree from the MU School of Law in 1992. In September 1992, Knight was hired as an assistant prosecuting attorney.  In 2006, Knight ran unopposed for prosecuting attorney and was sworn into office Jan. 1, 2007. In 2010, 2014 and 2018, he again ran unopposed and retained the office. The Boone County Circuit Court is tasked with appointing an interim prosecutor to take over for Knight before a new elected prosecutor takes office. Saturday afternoon, the first assistant prosecutor, Nick Komoroski, was sworn in as  the new interim prosecutor for Boone County. He has been with the Boone County Prosecuting Attorney’s office since May of 2016 and will serve as interim prosecutor until either Governor Mike Parson appoints someone else or until the end of the year. Boone County voters are currently set to vote for a new prosecutor in August.

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TWO MEN SHOT OUTSIDE HARPO’S BAR & GRILL IN DOWNTOWN COLUMBIA

EARLY SUNDAY MORNING

Columbia Police Officers were called to the 10 block of South Tenth Street at 12:45 Sunday morning outside of Harpo’s Bar & Grill  in reference to a report of shots fired. Police located evidence confirming shots had been fired.

Two adult males suffered apparent gunshot wounds according to reports and were transported by private vehicles to a local hospital. While the two men were hospitalized, police said the injuries were non-life-threatening and at the time of the news release no suspects have been identified. This is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. More information may become available at a later time. If you know something, say something. Columbia Police are asking for your help. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652. To report a tip without including your name or contact information, call CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477). A tip that leads to an arrest or helps solve a felony crime could result in a cash reward.




 

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June 3, 2022

 

MAN ARRESTED FOR CLASS A FELONY OF MURDER 1ST DEGREE

Five  years after a Moberly man was murdered on February of 2017, the Moberly Police Department, with the assistance of the Decatur IL Police Department, Macon County IL Sheriff Department and the US Marshall Service have taken 57 year old John Fitzgerald Tucker into custody for Murder in the 1st Degree, a Class A Felony. Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney, Stephanie Luntsford filed formal charges against John F Tucker in connection with the homicide of Christopher S James. James was found with a gunshot wound underneath the stairwell at an apartment complex in the 1000 block of South Williams Street on Feb. 2, 2017. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died. The honorable James M Cooksey signed the no bond warrant. Mr. Tucker is currently being held in the Macon County IL detention facility pending the extradition hearing.

 

VANDALIA MAN CHARGED WITH SODOMY

KRCG TV is reporting a Vandalia man has been charged with sodomy involving an 11-year-old boy at a residence in Mexico in August of 2021. Court documents indicate 21-year-old Dakotah Schneider is charged with Sodomy or Attempted Sodomy after the August 8, 2021 incident. Police say on that date, officers were called to an address in Mexico where they spoke to a person identified as JH, who said she walked in on Schneider and the 11-year-old victim in the laundry room of her house.  According to JH, the victim was leaned over the washing machine with his arms extended.  Schneider was behind the child victim, and when JH walked in he began "rapidly adjusting his waistband."  JH told both of them to leave the laundry room and they did, according to court records.  A short time later, she saw the victim under a blanket "fort" on the steps of the house and again saw Schneider behind the victim. During an interview at Rainbow House, the child said that Schneider sodomized him and that it had happened before.  The child proceeded to describe how Schneider had asked him to come into the laundry room with him and the subsequent crime. KRCG says Schneider was arrested Thursday morning in connection to the crime and has been formally charged. 

 

NOVENGER MAN CHARGED WITH RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY

KTVO reports Cody W. Elder, of Novinger, was arrested on Thursday, May 26, 2022, by the Adair County Sheriff's Office. Elder is charged two Class D felony counts of receiving stolen property. Elder is currently incarcerated without bond at the Adair County Law Enforcement Center in Kirksville. The stolen items recovered from the arrest have been returned to their owners.

 

TWO SERIOUSLY INJURED IN MACON COUNTY CRASH THURSDAY

The patrol said a two vehicle crash happened at 9:15 AM Thursday morning in Macon County on US Highway 36 at Kellogg Avenue, one mile east of Macon. It happened when a truck driven by 18 year old Jachary R. Fink of Macon was northbound and failed to yield to a car driven by 29 year old Derrick L. Paris of Callao, resulting in the Paris auto striking the truck driven by Fink. Fink was treated at the scene for minor injuries. A 4 year old boy and a 5 year old girl, both of Callao were seriously injured and transported by ambulance to Samariton Hospital for treatment.

 

BENEFIT DINNER FOR RANDOLPH COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTY ZACK BAKER THIS SUNDAY

The Randolph County Sheriff's Office would like to invite the public to come out and support one of our own during a benefit dinner, bake sale and silent auction for Deputy Zack Baker and his family this Sunday from 4 to 8pm!! Baker was the deputy shot by a suspect earlier this year while attempting to arrest a suspect after the Sheriff’s Department and Moberly Police Department were called to a domestic disturbance. Again, help support Deputy Baker and family by attending a benefit spegetti dinner, this Sunday from 4 to 8pm at the Route Z Country Barn and Grill at Cairo. 




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June 2, 2022

UNIONVILLE MAN FACING CHARGES

A Unionville man was taken into custody Sunday night by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.  Brant Stevan McCormack, 38, of Unionville, was taken into custody Monday night and is facing 19 domestic assault charges that happened between early December 2021 and May 24th of this year. The female accuser told investigators that the abuse she endured at the hands of McCormack included headbutting, multiple instances of choking, pulling her hair, biting her cheek, trying to suffocate her with a pillow, pinning her against a metal gate and twisting her neck, slapping her ears with open palms, dragging her by her hair across the yard, pinning her against a vehicle and kneeing her in the genital area. McCormack is facing two counts of first-degree Domestic Assault, 16 counts of second-degree Domestic Assault and one count of third-degree Domestic Assault. McCormack is being held in the Putnam County jail on $100,000 cash-only bond.

MEXICO PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT     

On Friday, May 27, 2022 at approximately 10:25PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 4200 block of S Clark Street in reference to a man with a knife.  Responding personnel found that a 46 year-old Mexico man entered a business while holding a hunting knife.  The man was not a customer and initially refused to leave the property.  Officers found the man walking north along Clark Street still holding the knife and eventually confronted him in the parking lot of the South Trails Shopping Center.  The man initially refused to drop the knife.  A less lethal shotgun was used to fire “bean bag” rounds, causing the man to drop the knife, and was taken into custody.  The man was taken to MU Psychiatric Center for evaluation. On Saturday, May 28, 2022 at approximately 5:20AM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 500 block of W Monroe in reference to a man entering a business with an injury to his head.  Responding personnel found that a 38 year-old Mexico man had shot himself with a small caliber gun.  Audrain Ambulance District transported the man to MU Hospital for treatment.  The injury did not appear to be life threatening.  On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at approximately 1:59AM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 700 block of W Breckenridge in reference to a house fire.  Responding personnel found fire burning in the wall of an upstairs bedroom, near some wiring.  The fire was contained and extinguished with that section of wall suffering significant damage but the rest of the home having minimal damage.  It was determined that lightning struck near the home, disabling an electric transformer and causing the fire.  Ameren-Missouri responded to service the transformer.  There were no injuries from the event.   

COMPLETE FAMILY MEDICINE ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF BROOKFIELD CLINIC

Complete Family Medicine, a division of Hannibal Regional Healthcare System, is proud to announce the acquisition of Advanced Medical Express Clinic (AMEC), located at 624 W Lockling Avenue in Brookfield, MO. Mike Holtz, FNP-C, Vivian Hall, FNP-C, and the full team from AMEC will continue to serve the community where they have been providing care since 2014.  Mike Holtz, FNP-C, said joining CFM is going to allow us to bring even more providers and services to this community which deserves convenient care that is available.”  Complete Family Medicine, based out of Kirksville, MO, with clinics in Macon, Moberly, La Plata, and Lancaster, is part of a not-for-profit healthcare system – Hannibal Regional - out of Hannibal, MO. In the near future, Complete Family Medicine plans to offer expanded Urgent Care hours of 8am-8pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year as well as continue to offer primary care services Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm, all at the current practice location at 624 W Lockling Ave in Brookfield.

FFA OFFICER TRAINING HELD AT NORTH CENTRAL MISSOURI COLLEGE IN TRENTON

The Missouri FFA Association conducted officer-training workshops on the North Central Missouri College campus in Trenton on Wednesday, June 1st. Approximately 200 Chapter FFA officers and advisors from high schools across northwest Missouri participated in the workshops.  Participating schools included North Platte, Grundy R-V, Trenton, Meadville, South Holt, Lathrop, Winston, Chillicothe, Savannah, Maysville, South Nodaway, Mid-Buchanan, Newtown-Harris, North Andrew, Gallatin, Brookfield, Adair CO R-I, and Hamilton. LEAD workshops are held at eight sites throughout Missouri with more than 1,200 chapter officers expected to participate, according to Keith Dietzschold, Missouri FFA Advisor. “The training session focuses on empowering officer teams to work together effectively. Topics addressed include handling team conflict, team conduct standards, and effective use of chapter committees.” Past and current Missouri FFA Officers led the training sessions. These conferences are sponsored by the Missouri FFA Leadership Fund.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY  SHERIFF’S REPORT

Covering the period: 𝟬𝟱/𝟮𝟬/𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮𝟬𝟱/𝟮𝟱/𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮

𝗖𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸:




 

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June 1, 2022

 

COLUMBIA JUVENILE SERIOUSLY INJURED AT FINGERLAKE STATE PARK MOTORCROSS TRACK

The highway patrol said a 16 year old male from Columbia was seriously injured in a crash on the motocross track at Finger Lake State Park north of Columbia at 12:30 Tuesday afternoon. The crash report said the driver attempted a jump and failed to negotiate the landing. The motorbike overturned and the driver was ejected. He was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia in serious condition.

 

HANNIBAL MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG RELATED CHARGES AND RESISTING ARREST BY FLEEING

A Hannibal man is behind bars on drug charges after police say he fled a traffic stop on Sunday, Hannibal Police had attempted to stop a vehicle driven by 43 year old Nathan Anderson of Hannibal, but the driver fled. The auto was later located in the 1600 block of Hope Street where authorities located a large amount of methamphetamine when they searched the home. Nathan K. Anderson, 43, was arrested and charged with distribution of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and resisting stop by fleeing. At last report he remained in custody with bond was set at $100,000.

 

ELEVEN KILLED IN TRAFFIC CRASHES DURING THE MEMORIAL WEEKEND HOLIDAY COUNTING PERIOD                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
During the counting period which started at 6 p.m., Friday, May 27 and ended at 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 30, eleven people died in traffic crashes in Missouri according to data released by the Highway Patrol on Tuesday. Troopers worked nine of those deaths.  Four happened in the Troop C area, two fatalities in Troop D and one each in Troop A, Troop E and Troop I. The Au4rora/Marionville and Florissant Police Departments also investigated one traffic fatality in each of their jurisdictions. A total of 304 traffic crashes were reported during the counting period and a total of 19 boating crashes were reported on state waterways however no boating crash fatalities were reported. There was one drowning in Missouri over the holiday weekend.

 

WELLSVILLE MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE

This past holiday weekend, numerous communities honored those who gave all during Memorial Day services. On Monday, the Wellsville VFW Post 3056 held a graveside service in honor of the 9 Unknown Civil War soldiers buried in the Wellsville Cemetery and the Wellsville Preservation Society held a Memorial Day service at the Wellsville Lutheran Church Hall. During the service, the US flag and the flags of each military branch were presented by the VFW and all of the Montgomery County Soldiers Killed in Action where named. This was just one of many special events held across our listening area.

 

MOBERLY JUNIOR POLICE ACCADEMY APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED

The Moberly Police Department is now accepting applications for the Moberly Junior Police Academy. The academy is July 25-29, 2022, from 1pm to 5pm daily. Applications can be picked up and returned to the Moberly Police Department. Space is limited, sign up early. Applications will be accepted until June 28, 2022 at 3pm.




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May 31, 2022

 

MACON WOMAN FLOWN TO HOSPITAL AFTER CRASH

Troopers say two people were transported to a Columbia hospital following a single vehicle crash on Route M, 4 miles east of Atlanta shortly after 3:30 Sunday afternoon. 21 year old Dawson A. Meyer of Excello was westbound when his pickup traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a bridge. Meyer had serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to University hospital in Columbia. A passenger, 22 year old Carli J. Switzer of Macon also had serious injuries and was flown by helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia.             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

TWO TAKEN TO COLUMBIA HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT

The Patrol said both drivers in a two vehicle Randolph County crash were taken to a Columbia hospital for treatment. The crash occurred on Route B, 4 miles from Clark at 6:55 pm Sunday. The crash happened when 85 year old Ester M. Chism of Clark entered the highway from a private drive and was struck by a westbound auto driven by 32 year old Nicole E. Rinacke of Higbee. Rinacke had serious injuries while Chism had moderate injuries.

 

MAN INJURED IN UTV INCIDENT

A Shelby County accident report filed by the highway patrol said 37 year old Chris E. Carter of Shelbina was a passenger in a side by side UTV that traveled from a field onto an unknown gravel road west of Shelbina at 8:30 pm Sunday night. The driver of the UTV who was also reportedly unknown  overcorrected and the UTV overturned. Carter sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment.

 

TWO FROM WRIGHT CITY INJURED IN LINN COUNTY

Two residents of Wright City residents sustained moderate injuries Saturday night at 9:40 pm in Linn County on private property near Shebly. According to the report 44 year old Michael A. Latorre of Wright City was the driver while 34 year old Zachary Houska of Wright City was the passenger. Both men were injured by the UTV they were in was cutting a donut and overturned.  

 

LAPLATA MAN IN CUSTODY ON SEVERAL SEX CHARGES

KTVO reports a northeast Missouri man is facing sexual abuse charges involving multiple children. Howard "Kris" Moots, 34, of La Plata, has been charged with:




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May 27, 2022

HOT, BREEZY AND RAIN-FREE FOR HOLIDAY WEEKEND

After a wet, cool, and cloudy week across the area for the most part, the National Weather Service says today will be a transition day with sunny skies returning and high temperatures reaching the mid 70s with breezy, and rain-free conditions expected for Memorial Day weekend as heat builds back into the area.

 

FULTON PROSECUTING ATTORNEY ARRESTED FOR 4TH DEGREE ASSAULT

On May 18, 2022, the Fulton Police Chief contacted the Callaway County Sheriff, requesting an investigation concerning an assault offense at the 1851 Underground Tap & Grill, located in the 100 block of East 5th Street in Fulton. As the suspect had been identified as Eric Qualls, the elected City of Fulton Prosecuting Attorney, it was the desire of the Police Chief to have the investigation conducted by an outside agency. The investigation was assigned to a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office criminal investigator. On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, as a result of the investigation, Qualls surrendered himself to the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office. Eric Palmer Qualls, age 33 of Fulton was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail for the criminal offense of Assault in the Fourth Degree. Pursuant to Missouri Supreme Court bond rules, Qualls was later issued a summons and released from the jail pending a Court appearance, in the 13th Associate Circuit Court of Callaway County, on July 8, 2022. Qualls ran unopposed for the position of Fulton prosecutor in April 2021.

 

FOUR EVACUATED FROM RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE FIRE THURSDAY BY COLUMBIA FIRE DEPARTMENT

Columbia Fire Department personnel responded to the 400 block of North College Avenue after a residential structure fire was reported Thursday morning at 10:24 AM with people and animals possibly trapped inside. The first fire crew arrived three minutes later and observed no exterior fire or smoke from a three-story residence which had been converted to an apartment building. The crew deployed a preconnected hose line and initiated a rapid evaluation of the structure when they observed smoke from a second-floor apartment. They began search and rescue operations, quickly locating the source of the fire in a bedroom, and utilized the hose line for extinguishment. As additional personnel and equipment arrived, fire crews began search and rescue operations in the apartments on the two remaining levels and encountered one adult and three children in the third floor apartment. Fire crews evacuated the children and escorted the adult to the exterior of the building where they refused additional emergency care. Crews also rescued one feline and one gecko from the apartment where the fire originated. The fire itself was extinguished in about 10 minutes. Columbia fire marshals were called to perform an origin and cause investigation. The fire originated in an animal heating pad in a bedroom and the cause is ruled as accidental. Damage is estimated at $2,000. Eight crews from the Columbia, MO Fire Department and one Boone Health advanced life support EMS asset responded to this incident.




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May 26, 2022

COLUMBIA RESIDENT INJURED AFTER FALLING ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL

A Columbia man was injured in a single vehicle crash in Macon County 1 mile south of Macon on US 63 at 5:40 am Wednesday. Troopers say Braden W. Grindstaff, 20, of Columbia was northbound when he fell asleep causing his vehicle to  run off the left side of the roadway and collide with a driveway. The vehicle then became airborne, struck the ground and a gas meter and then rolled over coming to rest on its top. The driver suffered moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to Unviersity Hospital in Columbia for treatment. The Macon Police Department, Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Macon County Ambulance and Macon County First Responders all assisted at the scene.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY S𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐈𝐅𝐅𝐒 𝐎𝐅𝐅𝐈𝐂𝐄 𝐊𝟗 𝐏𝐑𝐎𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐌

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office recently announced the departments new K9, Justice, and her handler K9 Deputy Brent Sheets. The Sheriff’s Office recently teamed up with 𝐃𝐨𝐠𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐃𝐮𝐭𝐲 and 𝐃𝐨𝐰𝐝𝐲 𝐃𝐚𝐰𝐠𝐬 in search of funding to man our K9 Unit. Dogs on Duty is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide support for working dogs. Dogs on Duty graciously donated our new K9 and provided funding for training for both, K9 Justice and K9 Deputy Brent Sheets. K9 Master Trainer Brian Dowdy of Dowdy Dawgs helped to hand pick our new K9 and spent the last, approximately 6 weeks, training K9 Justice and K9 Deputy Sheets. We just got the exciting news that K9 Justice and K9 Deputy Sheets were going to be ready to hit the streets this week. K9 Justice is a Belgian Malinois who was born on March 1, 2021, and raised at Dowdy Dogs in Troy, Missouri. K9 Justice and K9 Deputy Sheets received accreditation from the AMPWDA (American Mantrailing, Police and Work Dog Association) in the fields of Narcotics Detection (Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Heroin, and Marijuana), Tracking, and Obedience. We would like to thank Dogs On Duty, Dowdy Dawgs, and Master Trainer Brian Dowdy for all your hard work and helping us put our K9 Unit in service. We would also like to congratulate K9 Deputy Sheets and K9 Justice for all their hard work and accepting this huge responsibility. Congrats Brent and Justice!!

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT - Week of  𝟓/𝟏𝟑/𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐𝟎𝟓/𝟏𝟗/𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐

The Montgomery County Sheriff wanted to take a moment to highlight the Jail and Court Services Divisions in this weekly report. This week the Jail assisted Court Services with a jury trial. Any jury trial is a big undertaking as it requires a lot of planning and coordinating with all divisions and staff to make the judicial process go as smooth as possible for the Jurors, Attorneys, Circuit Clerk’s Office, Prosecutor and the Judge. I would like to point out, even during a Jury Trial the Jail and Court Service Staff still have to maintain daily operations such as other court proceedings that take place during the trial, as well as daily jail operations that still require staff attention. There are days where we might have two courtrooms full going on upstairs and two video court sessions happening at the same time in the jail. Those days can get pretty crazy with staff multitasking all their daily responsibilities as well as moving inmates all around for different courts. The Jail and Court Services Division’s responsibilities go way beyond just handling court details but, these kind of days can be the most challenging for both divisions.  Let’s talk about scams for a moment, a common scam we have seen for quite some time is the ACH Debit Refund scam. The most common way the scammer would pull this off was by donating a larger sum of money, let’s say $5,000.00, and then call the nonprofit organization to apologize and say they only meant to donate $50.00. The nonprofit organization would immediately refund the difference. Several days later the nonprofit organization would find out the scammer never had $5,000.00 in their account to donate and they were now out $4,950.00. Recently I experienced a little different version of this scam and have yet to understand how this could have happened. I use my credit card to pay all my bills, I take advantage of the cash rewards. Anyway, I noticed I had 3 ACH Refunds on my credit card account. It was confusing because the information said it was for my last 3 payments but did not equal the amount I paid for my last 3 payments. After hours on the phone I realized, in a period of 24 hours, someone called my credit card financial institution three times, once claiming to be me and demanded ACH Refunds on my last 3 payments and once claiming they were calling on my behalf and demanding the ACH Refunds. These two calls they hung up on the Associate because they could not get it done. The Associate flag my account for suspicious activity, possible fraud attempt. I received no notifications by text or email as I usually do in cases where they suspect fraud. The caller called in the last time and was somehow able to get these ACH Payments Refunded but, to someone else’s account. That is the confusing part that I still don’t understand, one how did they get it refunded when my account was flagged and two how would they get the ACH Refund to go to a different account that it originated from? Anyway, after numerous phone calls totaling probably 6 hours, I think they finally understood it was fraud and are working on getting my money back to me. As of right now, I am out $4,000.00.  What I have learned is that you should call your credit card institution and add a verbal pass code. A verbal passcode is what the Associate would ask for when you call in to talk to someone about your account. Don’t use your birth date or something like your social security number, this information may be obtained easily off the internet. Also, if you have an ACH Refund on your credit card and you didn’t call to request it, you better start to investigate. If you didn’t request it, the only reason it would say this is if you didn’t have enough funding in your account you sent your payment from.

𝐂𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐤:

KZBK WAS HAVING TECHINAL ISSUES WEDNESDAY MORNING

This is specifically directed at listeners of our Brookfield facility, we’ve had tons of people ask what happened to regular programming on KZBK and KFMZ Wednesday morning? Unfortunately, we had some technical equipment failures which prevented normal programming from being broadcast. While we egret the interruption of our normal programming, we very much appreciate your concern and understanding.

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!

The phrase Memorial Day or Memorial Day Weekend tends to bring thoughts of cookouts, grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, and sunny weather to the minds of most Americans. And with good reason. Often regarded as the semi-official start of summer, this holiday makes for an enjoyable long weekend to savor the start of the warm season from coast to coast. Many people are also keenly aware of the deeper, more emotional basis for the holiday: the recognition and remembrance of the men and women of the military who perished in the defense of our nation and its ideals. It may come as a surprise that Memorial Day, in its current form, has only existed in the United States since 1968. On June 28th of that year Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which moved four holidays, Memorial Day among them, from specific days of the month to set Mondays. .Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day began with an idea from General John Logan as a way to honor the fallen soldiers of the Civil War. The first celebration on May 30, 1868, was held at Arlington National Cemetery with a crowd of 5,000 people decorating the graves of over 20,000 military personnel with flowers. While Memorial Day is dedicated to the military fallen, there is also a specific time of day designated as the moment to truly, actively reflect on those sacrifices. In December of 2000, Congress passed the National Moment of Remembrance Act, which selected 3:00pm as the start of a full minute devoted to reflection on the meaning of Memorial Day. The time was selected to ensure that, no matter how people are enjoying or spending their Monday off, they don’t forget the day’s true meaning. All across America, baseball games stop and trains blow their whistles for a full minute in salute to our lost and lamented soldiers, sailors, airmen, coast guardsmen, and marines. For most of us across the nation, these sixty seconds of 3 o’clock are time to reflect on the incomprehensible sacrifices of the deceased. Numerous events are planned across the listening area in honor of Memorial Day and we hope you will participate in as many of those events as possible. We also hope you will take at least 60 seconds at 3pm this Monday, May 30th to remember. Thank you!




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May 25, 2022

ONE DRIVER HAD MINOR INJURIES AFTER A CRASH TUESDAY EVENING

It happened on US 40 in Boone County, just east of Ely Avenue just before 6 o’clock Tuesday night. The Highway Patrol said a westbound vehicle driven by 60 year old Deborah E. Read of Columbia had stopped and was preparing to make a left turn into a private driveway when another westbound vehicle driven by 46 yeear old Natalie N. Watson of Glasgow struck the stopped vehicle. Read suffered minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital by private vehicle. Watson was not injured. The Boone County Fire Department assisted at the scene.

 

TRUCK OVERTURNS IN CALLAWAY COUNTY

Troopers say a Jefferson City truck driver had minor injuries and was treated at Capital Region Medical Center. The crash report said 31 year old Michal L. Wickers was southbound when his tractor/trailer went off the right side of US 63, just north of Cedar Creek in Callaway County at 3:07 Tuesday morning. The driver overcorrected and the vehicle came back onto the roadway and overturned.

 

BOONE COUNTY SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY

Tuesday morning, at approximately 2:45 am, Boone County Joint Communications began receiving phone calls from multiple parties regarding shots fired in the Bellview Subdivision. Additionally, there were reports of one person being struck by gunfire. Upon arrival, deputies located a crime scene in the 4400 block of West Bellview Drive, where they discovered multiple apartments struck by gunfire. Multiple vehicles in the area were also found to have been struck by gunfire. Deputies were unable to locate anyone at the scene who had been shot, but later learned a subject had been shot and transported by private vehicle to a local hospital. The victim, an adult male, sustained non-life-threatening injuries.While processing the scene, it was determined shots had been fired from at least two different locations and multiple firearms had been involved. No arrests have been made and there is no suspect information to release at this time.

Anyone with information on this investigation is encouraged to contact the Boone County Sheriff’s Office through Boone County Joint Communications by calling 573-442-6131 or 311. Those wishing to remain anonymous may provide information anonymously by calling CrimeStoppers at 573-875-TIPS (8477).

 

LEGISLATION PROPOSED IN MISSOURI WOULD PROVIDE ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SOLAR ENERGY COMPANIES

A story aired on KTVO and posted on KTVO dot com indicated Missouri Senate Bill 745 would provide a sales tax exemption on any equipment needed for solar farms and would also create a task force to study the benefits of solar energy on a community. Adair County will be the location for the largest solar farm in Missouri and would be located on 1400 acres near the Kirksville Regional Airport, east of State Highway 3 near Troy Mills. The farm is expected to be on line by March of 2025. The actual start on the solar farm project has been pushed back to next summer. The Adair County Presiding Commisisoner told KTVO that the project manager is still working on some easements and lining up the necessary contractors. 660 jobs are expected to be created during the building phase of the project with a total of 6 to 10 employees once when the build out process is complete and the farm is operational




 

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May 24, 2022

 

ACCIDENT IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY MONDAY AFTERNOON

A Chillicothe resident had minor injuries in a one vehicle crash in Livingston County on Route D, 2 miles south of Utica shortly after 5pm Monday. According to the report, 20 year old Kennadie Crowe was southbound when her vehicle went off the right side of the roadway, then treturned to the road and traveled across and off the left side of the highway, overturned and struck a utility pole. The vehicle came to rest on its top off the east side of the roadway. The driver was transported by private vehicle to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment.

 

FOUR HAD MINOR INJURIES IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY CRASH

Troopers say 4 people, all from out of state, had minor injuries in a crash on US 36, 3 miles east of Chillicothe at 1:25 Monday afternoon. It happened when two eastbound vehicles, one in the driving lane and one in the passing lane. One of the vehicle crossed the center line and attempted to navigate a left hand turn onto a county road and was struck by the other vehicle. All four were transported by ambulance to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment.

 

AUTHORITIES SEEKING HELP LOCATING MAN WITH SEVERAL ARREST WARRENTS

The Macon County Sheriff’s Department is asking for your help locating a man with numerous arrest warrants in Macon County, Sullivan County and Linn County. In a recent post on social media, the Sheriff’s department said they are trying to locate Tyler James Harp. Harp is wanted out of Macon County for failure to register as a sex offender. Bond for this warrant is $10,000 cash only. He also has active warrants out of Sullivan County, Missouri, for statutory rape/attempted statutory rape 1st degree, and out of Linn County, Missouri, for stalking 1st degree, burglary 1st degree, armed criminal action, tampering with electronic monitoring equipment, and domestic assault 4th degree. Bond for the Linn County warrant is set at $100,000 cash only. Anyone with information on this subject is encouraged to contact the Macon County Sheriff's Office at 660-385-2062 or message them on Facebook or Instagram.

 

HANNIBAL WOMAN ACCUSED OF SELLING ITEMS ON FACEBOOK BUT NOT SENDING THE ITEMS SOLD

A Hannibal, Missouri, woman is facing charges after police say she sold items over Facebook, pocketed the money, and never sent the items. KHQA TV reports Amanda L. Stuart, 40, was arrested on Thursday for deceptive business practices and stealing. The arrest came after a lengthy investigation that started over a complaint from a Louisiana resident.The complainant said Stuart was selling items on Facebook and never sending the product after the payment was made. After an extensive investigation, detectives found more than 30 victims across the county. Stuart remains in the Marion County Jail on a $25,000 cash or surety bond. The investigation is ongoing.

 

COLUMBIA FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDS TO RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE FIRE SUNDAY AFTERNOON

On Sunday, May 22 at 4:02 p.m., the Columbia Fire Department was called to respond to the 4800 block of Clark Lane for a reported residential structure fire. Fire crews received reports of a residential building fire with animals trapped inside. The first fire crew arrived 3 minutes later and encountered visible smoke from the rear of a multiple-story apartment building. The crew began an aggressive interior fire attack and search and rescue operation with a preconnected hose line. As additional personnel and equipment arrived, fire crews established a water supply from a nearby fire hydrant and used additional preconnected hose lines to attack the fire.   During firefighting operations, crews located no human victims; however two canines were located inside and fire crews provided emergency care for them until their care was transferred to animal control for further evaluation and treatment.  Three deceased animals, one cat and two rabbits, were also located inside the residence. The fire was brought under control in approximately 10 minutes. Columbia fire marshals were called to perform an origin and cause investigation. The fire originated on the stove and was caused by combustibles coming into contact with a heat source. Ten crews from the Columbia Fire Department and one Boone Hospital Center advanced life support EMS asset responded to this incident.

 

BROOKFIELD CITY MANAGER PROVIDED UPDATE ON NORTH MAIN STREET BUILDINGS DISTROYED BY FIRE

The Brookfield City Manager’s office recently provided an update about the status regarding the buildings destroyed by fire back in March on the Brookfield Fire Department Facebook page as there have been several asking about the status. Since the fire occurred, the City has been in contact with the owner on a weekly basis. The owner and insurance company are working diligently to get the property cleaned up. Once the insurance company concludes their part, the Owner is ready for a contractor to demolish the rest of the structure. Before the structure can be cleaned up samples had to be sent to the DNR lab. This is a requirement, and the contractor has already provided them to DNR, which generally can take up to a month. When DNR provides approval, the contractor will begin demolition. Everyone has been working together for this to go a smoothly as possible. In addition, the beams that are currently attached needed reviewed by an engineer to configure the best and safest way to remove them. As always, there is a process. We are all working together and just as anxious to see this cleaned up.




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May 23, 2022

THREE HURT IN TWO CAR CRASH IN COOPER COUNTY SUNDAY

The Highway Patrol reports three residents of Pilot Grove were seriously injured in a crash at 4:18 Sunday afternoon on MO 135 at Mile Corner Road. According to the report, 19 year old Ivan Alverez Sebastian was northbound and lost control of the vehicle he was driving while traveling through a curve. The auto rotated counterclockwise into the path of a southbound auto driven by 68 year old Donald E. Wilson which struck the other car in its side. Both vehicles traveled off the roadway and became fully engulfed in flames. Both drivers had serious injuries along with a passenger in the Wilson auto, 55 year old Sandra M. Wilson. Donald Wilson was transported by Life Flight to University Hospital while Sandra Wilson and Ivan Alverez Sebastian were both transported to University Hospital in Columbia by Cooper County Ambulance. The Pilot Grove Fire Department and Cooper County Sheriff’s Department provided assistance.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE RESPOND TO SHOTS FIRED CALL EARLY SATURDAY MORNING

On Saturday at approximately 1:40 a.m. Columbia Police responded to a report of shots fired in the 2600 block of Eastwood Drive. 

Upon arriving, officers located evidence indicating a shooting had occurred. Later, officers were made aware that an adult male with apparent gunshot wounds had arrived at a local hospital by personal vehicle. There is no suspect information to release at this time. 

This is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. More information may become available at a later time. If you know something, say something. Columbia Police are asking for your help. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652. To report a tip without including your name or contact information, call CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477). A tip that leads to an arrest or helps solve a felony crime could result in a cash reward.

 

THREATS OF VIOLENCE INVESTIGATED AT COMMUNITY R-6 SCHOOL

This past Thursday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s office was notified by a concerned parent that there had been threats of violence made by 2 students at Community R-6 High School. The School Resource Deputies were notified and immediately began coordinating with District Staff and began an in depth investigation. Numerous witness and suspect interviews were conducted. At the conclusion, deputies found that there were "threatening statements" made, but it appears there was no intent to follow through. The suspects were released to their parents and the investigation will be forwarded to the appropriate offices for filing of any criminal charges that may be applicable.

The Community R-6 School District will determine any disciplinary action to be taken relating to the suspect students regarding their attendance at school and school functions. The Audrain County Sheriff’s Department has had a School Resource Officer program at Community R-6 since 2014 according to a news release regarding the incident that was made available this past Friday.

 

SMALL FIRE AT NORTHEAST REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER FRIDAY

KTVO reports a small fire inside Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville occurred Friday morning. A cooling system on the fourth floor of the building caught on fire around 9 a.m. By the time the Kirksville Fire Department arrived on the scene, hospital maintenance crews had extinguished the flames with a fire extinguisher. Officials told KTVO the fire was put out quickly enough that no patients had to be evacuated. No one was injured, and everyone was allowed back into the building by 9:30 a.m.




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May 20, 2022

TWO CAR CRASH IN LINN COUNTY THURSDAY MORNING

Two people were injured, one seriously in a two car crash in Linn County on US 36, 5 miles east of Brookfield at 9:45 am Thursday. According to the report, 41 year old Melissa McKenzie of Moberly was southbound and failed to yield and pulled into the path and was struck by a westbound auto driven by 78 year old David D. Ediger of Newton, KS. McKenzie had serious injuries. A passenger in the other auto, 77 year old Kay S. Ediger of Newton, KS sustained minor injuries. Both were transported by Linn County Amublance to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield for treatment. The Linn County Sheriff’s office, Brookfield Police and Fire Departments and Linn Coutny Ambulance assisted the patrol at the scene.

BOMB THREAT SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

We told you yesterday that a warrant had been issued for a suspect in correction to the bomb threat at a Columbia Child Care Center. Now we can officially report that suspect is in custody. Alexzander Scott Green, 25, of St. Joseph, Mo. was arrested for first-degree terroristic threat, first-degree stalking, and second-degree child endangerment. Green was arrested by local police in Atchison, Kan. for charges related to a bomb threat made at the KinderCare Child Center in the 2400 block of West Ash Street in Columbia on May 17. The investigation led Columbia Police to identify Green as the suspect. Further investigation indicated that Green was possibly located in Atchison. After Columbia Police reached out to the Atchison Police Department for assistance in locating Green, Atchison Police successfully located and arrested him without incident.

CAR CRASHES INTO APARTMENT AT LA PLATA

KTVO’s John Garlock reports it happened right around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at La Plata Senior Housing in the 100 block of East Bartlett Street. The La Plata Police Chief Jason Bunch told KTVO Valda Graston, 90, of La Plata, was there to pick up her sister. As she was pulling into a parking space, Bunch said Graston accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake. The car sped forward, slamming clear through the outer brick wall and ending up in the living room. The man who lived there was home, but he was not injured. Graston suffered minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Samarian Hospital in Macon for treatment. Those in charge of the senior housing complex moved the man in the affected unit to another apartment.

NATIONAL BOATING SAFETY WEEK IS MAY 21st – 27th  

In cooperation with the US Coastguard Auxiliary and Thousand Hills State Park, the Kirksville Police Department will be conducting free non-enforcement boating safety inspections at Thousand Hills Marina on Saturday, May 21 between 9:30 and 11:30 am. This event is focused on drowning and accident prevention on our lakes.  Officer Ray Jagger and the newest Kirksville Police Department Marine Officers, Ashley Davis and Jake Roberts will be conducting the inspections and providing safety advise. Please join us in working to keep our lakes safe this summer.  Boating permits can be purchased at the marina, #Kirksville City Hall, or online at https://www.kirksvillecity.com.

LIVINGSTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT NCIDENT REPORTS, ARRESTS, MOST WANTED & MORE

On Wednesday of this week,  Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox provided the following information …

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May 19, 2022

 

CHARGES FILED IN  BOMB THREAT AT CHILD CARE CENTER

Prosecutors in Boone County have filed charges against a man accused of calling in a bomb threat. We told you yesterday that around 12:20 pm Tuesday Columbia Police responded to a bomb threat at the Kinder Care Child Center in the 2400 block of West Ash Street. Prosecutors have filed charges against Alexzander Scott Green for felony counts of making a Terrorist Threat and Harassment, as well as a misdemeanor count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. According to reports, Green has a history of harassment towards the facility and workers at the daycare recognized the phone number as being Green’s. A total of 79 children and 18 staff members were evacuated to a nearby building. The Mid-Missouri Bomb Squad was called in, along with bomb-sniffing dogs from the University of Missouri Police Department and the Capitol Police in Jefferson City. After thoroughly investigating the premises, Columbia Police declared the building safe. A warrant has been issued for Green’s arrest.

 

FIRE DESTROYED SHED AND HAY NEAR RUTLEDGE

KTVO and KTVO dot com reports fire destroyed a large metal hay shed in Scotland County on Wednesday. The call reporting the blaze came in at 11:40 a.m. Sheriff Bryan Whitney told KTVO the fire happened at Oberholtzer Dairy on Route A, a mile east of Rutledge. The sheriff said the blaze was sparked by a nearby trash fire. All of the hay inside the shed was destroyed, and the building is a total loss. Crews brought in heavy machinery to spread out the hay to make it easier to extinguish. Fire departments from Rutledge and Gorin battled the blaze. No injuries were reported.

 

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                                                … from the Best Broadcast Group News Room

May 18, 2022


AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATE BOMB THREAT AT CHILD CARE CENTER

At approximately 12:20 p.m. Tuesday Columbia Police were made aware of a bomb threat at the Kinder Care Child Center in the 2400 block of West Ash Street. Children and staff were evacuated to a nearby building and parents were made aware of the situation. The Mid-Missouri Bomb Squad was called in to investigate the threat, along with bomb-sniffing dogs from the University of Missouri Police Department and the Capitol Police in Jefferson City. After thoroughly investigating the premises, Columbia Police declared the building safe. The investigation into the threat is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573-874-7652. To report a tip without including your name or contact information, call CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477). A tip that leads to an arrest or helps solve a felony crime could result in a cash reward.

 

LUNCH HOUR TRAFFIC AFFECTED IN KIRKSVILLE AFTER CAR CRASH

KTVO and KTVO dot com reports a two-car crash tied up lunch hour traffic Tuesday on the north end of Kirksville. It happened at about 12:10 p.m. in the 2200 block of North Baltimore Street. Kirksville Deputy Police Chief Justin Jones told KTVO a car driven by Betty Wassam, 85, of Brashear, was southbound on Baltimore when she attempted to make a left turn to go to the Ayerco convenience store and pulled into the path of an oncoming crossover utility vehicle. It was driven by a 16-year-old girl from Kirksville. Her name is not being released because she is underage. No injuries were reported to police. Jones said both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY CRASH RESULTS IN INJURIES

The Highway Patrol said three people were injured in Montgomery County at 10:10 pm Tuesday night after making an Illegal U-Turn. According to the report, 66 year old Mitchell D. McAlister of Morrison, MO attempted to make a u-turn at an emergency crossover on Interstate 70 Westbound at the 175.6 mile marker and turned into the path of a westbound tractor trailer unit driven by a Kansas City, MO man. McAlister received moderate injuries. Two passengers in his auto, 24 year old Caltlyn McAlister and 21 year old Niccolas Simmons, both of Morrison, MO had minor injuries. All three were transported by Montgomery County EMS to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment. The tractor trailer driver was not injured.

 

ONE HURT IN LINN COUNTY WRECK

Troopers say one person was injured in Linn County at 3:30 pm Tuesday. The wreck happened at Olive Street at Flora Street in Laclede when a vehicle driven by 73 year old Madeline R. Wilson of Laclede travelled off the left side of the roadway and struck a Concrete Culvert. Wilson had moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to Pershing Memorial Hospital for treatment.

 

NRCS RECORD OF DECISION ON EAST LOCUST CREEK RESERVOIR PROJECT

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt applauded the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s announcement last week that it has signed a record of decision supporting the installation of the East Locust Creek Reservoir. Blunt said the signing of the record of decision marks a huge step forward for the project. He also said he’s grateful for all the NRCS, North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission, the Locust Creek Watershed District, and other stakeholders have done to get the project to this point. The East Locust Creek Reservoir will go a long way toward addressing severe water shortages that have disrupted businesses and daily life in the area. Improving water infrastructure and reliability will, in turn, support stronger economic development in the years to come. I have been proud to make the East Locust Creek Reservoir a priority in the appropriations process and I’m committed to doing everything I can to ensure the federal resources are in place to complete the project.  The East Locust Creek Reservoir service area includes Mercer, Putnam, Schuyler, Grundy, Sullivan, Adair, Livingston, Linn, Macon, and Chariton counties. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Blunt has led efforts to secure resources for the East Locust Creek Reservoir project in every government funding bill since FY2016.

 

DNR AWARDS $50,000 GRANT TO HERMANN

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a $50,000 Clean Water Engineering Report Grant to the city of Hermann to evaluate its wastewater system. The grant offers funding to qualified communities to help cover engineering costs for evaluating water and wastewater system improvements. The city will use the grant to identify wastewater system improvements needed to continue reliable service to the area, meet permit requirements and reduce infiltration of stormwater into sewer collection pipes. The facility plan should be complete in October 2023.

 

GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF WEBSITE FOR MISSOURI’S AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT FUNDS

Governor Mike Parson has announced the launch of a public website to help guide access to Missouri's American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The website, moarpa.mo.gov, enables visitors to learn about how ARPA State Fiscal Recovery Funds are being spent in Missouri. The website will also provide information on how Missouri organizations, non-profits, municipalities, businesses, communities, and other entities can apply for the State’s ARPA funds. Missouri was allocated approximately $2.7 billion in State Fiscal Recovery Funds under ARPA. Per federal law, all ARPA funded programs and grants must be allocated by December 31, 2024, and spent by December 31, 2026.




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May 17, 2022

TWO VEHICLE CRASH IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY WRECK MONDAY

The Highway Patrol reports a two vehicle wreck on US 65, 4 miles north of Chillicothe shortly after 6 o’clock Monday night. According to the crash report 19 year old Addison R. Wilson of Dawn was northbound and turned onto LIV 214 and then attempted to make a U-Turn. While attempting that U-Turn, Wilson’s auto turned into the path of another northbound vehicle driven by 48 year old Brent A. Murphy of Chillicothe striking that vehicle in the passenger side. The Murphy vehicle then skidded across the center line and off the east side of the roadway where it struck a sign post and overturned. Murphy had minor injuries. A passenger in the Murphy vehicle, 34 year old Anthony J. Kohl of Chillicothe has moderate injuries and Wilson, the driver of the vehicle that made the U-Turn had minor injuries. All three were transported to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe for treatment. A passenger in the Wilson vehicle, 19 year old Donald E. McCracken refused treatment at the scene

SINGLE VEIHCLE WRECK IN AUDRAIN COUNTY MORNDAY MORNING RESULTS IN MINOR INJURIES

Troopers say two people were taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of minor following a single vehicle crash on Route DD, just  south of Route D in Audrain County at 6:15 am Monday morning.. 46 year old Terra L. Hannon of Mexico was northbound when her vehicle travelled off the  right side of the roadway. The driver then overcorrected and the auto went off the left side of the roadway and overturned. Hannon and a passenger, an 8 year old female juvenile both had minor injuries.




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May 16, 2022

 

U.S. MARSHALS CAPTURE LIVINGSTON COUNTY MURDER SUSPECT 

A former Livingston County respiratory therapist wanted for murder is now in custody. Jennifer Hall was wanted by the Livingston County Sheriff's Office after being formally charged with Murder 1st degree in Livingston County on May 4, 2022.  The charges stem from the 2002 death of a patient at a hospital in Chillicothe where Hall was employed at the time. The U.S. Marshals Service became involved in locating Hall once she was formerly charged and provided assistance to the case investigators as her current whereabouts were unknown.  On the afternoon of May 12, 2022, deputies and task force officers had tracked her to a motel in Overland Park near I-435 and Metcalf.  The Overland Park Police Department secured a search warrant for the motel room and she was taken into custody there a short time later without incident.  She was transported to the Johnson County Kansas Adult Detention Center to await extradition proceedings back to Missouri.

 

TRACK HOE FIRE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY LAST THURDAY

The Montgomery Fire Protection District posted on their social media page recently that firefighters were called to a report of a track hoe on fire on Harris Road this past Thursday. Firefighters arrived to find it heavily involved and quickly worked to extinguish the blasé. The Wellsville Fire Protection District assisted. Earlier in the week, Montgomery provided assistance to Wellsville at a garage fire on West Hudson Street on Wednesday. Also Wednesday evening New Florence firefighters were paged out to an 18 wheeler trailer on fire. Upon arrival there were heavy flames coming from the front of the trailer. The driver of the 18 wheeler was able to disconnect the truck from the trailer. The fire was quickly knocked down and put out. No injuries were reported. The Jonesburg-High Hill Fire Protection District and Montgomery Fire Protection District assisted with man power and extra water.

 

RALLS COUNTY WRECK SUNDAY

State Troopers say a Hannibal woman was taken to the hospital after her vehicle travelled off Highway F, 8 miles southeast of Center at noon Sunday. According to the accident report 28 year old Stormey J. Jones overcorrected and her vehicle overturned. Jones received moderate injuries and was transported by Van Far Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment. The Ralls County Sheriff’s Department and the Van Far Fire Department assisted at the scene.

 

KIRKSVILLE MAN INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH

The Highway Patrol reports 23 year old David J. Sizemore of Kirksville sustained serious injuries when his southbound motorcycle ran off the left side of Highway 63 in Macon County, just south of Route T at the Excello Junction at 5 pm Saturday. The motorcycle overturned and Sizemore was ejected.  He was transported by Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment. The patrol was assisted by the Macon Rural Fire Department, Macon County First Responders, the Macon County Sheriff’s Department and Macon County Ambulance.

 

FARM TRACTOR AND TRUCK COLLIDE IN SULLIVAN COUNTY SATURDAY

A truck was totaled and farm tractor had extensive damage after a crash in Sullivan County shortly after 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon on MO 129 at Orange Road, 1 mile south of Green City. The patrol said 25 year old Jerold M. Robertson of Branson was southbound as was a farm tractor operated by 53 year old Timothy Harrelson of Milan. As the farm tractor was making a left turn, the truck attempted to pass and struck the tractor. Robertson sustained moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan for treatment. The operator of the tractor was not injured.

 

BRASHEAR FATHER AND SON KILLED IN ADAIR COUNTY CRASH SATURDAY MORNING

A single vehicle crash in Adair County Saturday morning at 9:35 am claimed the life of a son and his father. The accident happened on Route J, 2 miles northwest of Adair when 54 year old Charles R. Patchin of Brashear was northbound and his pickup went off the east side of the roadway,  became airborne and struck a river embankment, ejecting both the driver and his father, 80 year old Robert E. Patchin of Brashear from the vehicle. Both were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by the Adair County Coroner. The Patrol’s Major Crash Investigation Unit Team 2 was summoned to aid in the investigation. The Patrol was also assisted by he Kirksville Fire Department, Adair County Sheriff’s Department and Adair County Ambulance personnel.

 

CALDWELL COUNTY WRECK SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Three people had minor injuries Sunday afternoon after a wreck in Caldwell County on Westbound US 36 at Business 36. Troopers say a 16 year old female driver from Kidder was crossing US 36 and failed to yield for a westbound SUV driven by 58 year old Patricia Eggers of Olathe, Kansas. Eggers refused treatment at the scene. The 16 year old juvenile also had minor injuries as did a 16 year old male passenger, also from Kidder. The male refused treatment at the scene. The 16 year old female driver was transported by private party to Cameron Regional Hospital in Cameron for treatment.  Multiple other accidents also occurred throughout the area over the weekend.




 

 

 

 

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May 13, 2022

 

DALTON MAN DEAD AFTER SETTING HIMSELF ON FIRE DURING TRAFFIC STOP IN CHILLICOTHE

On Wednesday, at approximately 6:34 pm, the Chillicothe E-911 Communications Center received information from another jurisdiction south of Livingston County in reference a suspicious male attempting to obtained lighters from businesses and carrying a container of flammable liquid while doing so. The male was driving a retired and repainted school bus. A short while later, Chillicothe E-911 Communications Center received a phone call from a concerned driver on U.S. 65 Highway, reporting a bus driving in a careless and imprudent manner northbound on 65 Highway toward Chillicothe. The reporting party stated the driver of the bus was speeding up, slowing down rapidly, and running other vehicles off the roadway. At approximately 7:18 pm Wednesday, Officers located the bus traveling at a high rate of speed as it entered the Chillicothe City Limits. Officers conducted a traffic stop in the 900 block of S. Washington Street. When contacted by C.P.D. officers, the driver leapt from the driver seat and ran to the back of the bus. Because the windows were heavily tinted, Officers could not see what the driver was doing. The driver ignored officers’ requests to show himself and exit the bus. While the driver remained out of officers’ sight, and officers continued requesting he exit the bus, the driver poured flammable liquid on himself, ignited that liquid and ran from bus toward officers. C.P.D. officers used a fire extinguisher from a patrol car in an attempt to save the subject’s life, and called for Livingston County EMS and Chillicothe Fire Department. Despite life saving measures by Livingston County EMS, and transfer to a medical facility via airlift, the 43 year Dalton, Missouri resident succumbed to his injuries. The investigation is ongoing and the male’s intent is not known at this time.

The Missouri State Fire Marshall’s Office was contacted and are assisting with the investigation.

 

 

ST LOUIS MAN ARRESTED ON VARIOUS CHARGES AFTER TRYING TO BREAK INTO CARS IN VANDALIA

Tuesday morning at about 1015AM, members of the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report of a subject trying to break into cars in the 500 Block of West US54 in Vandalia. As Deputies proceeded to the area, it was reported the subject fled on foot East through yards. The subject eventually made his way to the “YesWay” gas station at US54 and Missouri W, where he tried to pull subjects from their vehicles to take the vehicles. Deputies had already seen the man run into the gas station lot while searching for him and quickly arrested him. At the scene, the man gave several different names and dates of birth, and his true identity was unknown to deputies or anyone in the area. The man was evaluated by EMS and transported to the Audrain County Jail for Resisting a Lawful Arrest/Detention/Stop and fingerprinted using the AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System). His fingerprints identified him as Cameron J. Cockrell, 38, of St. Louis. It was determined Cockrell had 2 outstanding felony warrants of arrest from Ralls County for Failing to Appear for Resisting Arrest and 1 in Marion County for Felony Drug Violations. Cockrell remains in the Audrain County Jail on the outstanding warrants, and charges are being sought in Audrain County for Resisting Arrest/Detention/Stop by Fleeing, Identity Theft, Tampering with a Motor Vehicle and Trespass. Some of the crime victims Cockrell attempted to steal from did not wish to seek prosecution for the offenses committed against them.

 

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May 12, 2022

 

FULTON DRIVER INVOLVED IN WRECK IN CALLAWAY COUNTY

Troopers say 23 year old Maria E. Morris of Fulton was southbound on Callaway County Road 351, just north of County Road 352 at 11:50 last (WED) night when her vehicle left the right side of the roadway and overturned. The driver had minor injuries and was transported by Callaway EMS to Boone Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

HANNIBAL MAN FLOWN TO HOSPITAL WITH SEROIUS INJURIES AFTER CRASH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

The Highway patrol said a Hannibal man was seriously injured and flown to an area hospital for treatment after crashing his 18 wheeler on Route Z in Marion County, 6 miles north of Monroe City. That wreck happened at 3:45 pm Wednesday.34 year old Darren L. Gibbons of Hannibal was northbound when his big rig traveled off the right side of the road. The driver over corrected and the tractor trailer then went off the left side of the highway and overturned. A passenger, 21 year old Alexander Huffman of Quincy, IL sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene. Gibbons had serious injuries and was flown by Survival Flight to University Hospital in Columbia. The Monroe City Fire Department and Monroe City Ambulance along with the Marion County Sheriffs department provided on scene assistance.

 

KIRKSVILLE MAN ACCUSED OF RAPING A WOMAN AT A KIRKSVILLE HOTEL OVER THE WEEKEND

A story from KTVO and KTVO dot com indicates a Kirksville man is in jail after allegedly raping a woman at a Kirksville hotel. According to the report, the suspect is David Fish Jr., 35, of Kirksville. Fish is charged with second-degree rape and second-degree sodomy in connection to the adlleged weekend incident at Budget Host Village Inn on South Baltimore Street. According to court documents, the alleged victim told police Fish had come to her hotel room around 1 a.m. Sunday to hang out. The woman said Fish was believed to be under the influence of alcohol and forced himself on her, despite her telling him multiple times to stop. Court documents state the suspect told the officer who transported him to jail that he did have sex with the woman, but it was consensual During a police interview, Fish said at no time did the woman ask him to stop. Fish is being held without bond in the Adair County Law Enforcement Center.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE MAKE ARREST IN CONNECTION TO ASSAULT

Columbia Police have arrested Justin Wayne Owen, 36, of Columbia, for first degree burglary and fourth degree domestic assault after Columbia Police responded to a report of an assault with a weapon in the 500 block of Clinkscales Road just after midnight Wednesday. Upon arrival, officers found two individuals at the residence and were told that a third individual who had sustained a gunshot wound had left. After further investigation, officers located the injured individual nearby and identified him as Owen. Owen was transported by EMS to a local hospital in stable condition and was subsequently released after treatment. This is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. 

 

POLICE SAY DEVICE FOUND DOWNTOWN WAS NOT EXPLOSIVE

There was a scare around noon on Wednesday in downtown Columbia when Columbia Police responded to a report of an undetonated explosive device found buried in a flowerbed in the 700 block of East Broadway in front of Central Bank. A Department bomb technician, who also serves on the Mid-Missouri Bomb Squad, arrived on scene and secured the device without incident. It is unknown how long the device was buried there. A short time later Columbia  police said the device found downtown was not explosive after all.




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May 11, 2022

 

TWO COLUMBIA RESIDENTS INJURED IN CRASH NORTH OF CLIFTON HILL

The highway patrol said two residents of Columbia were seriously injured after being ejected from the vehicle they were in. It happened Tuesday night at 8:15pm in Randolph County on Highway 3, 1 mile north of Clifton Hill. 18 year old Elisas T. Edwards was southbound when his auto ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned. Both the driver and a passenger, a 17 year old male juvenile were ejected. Both had serious injuries and were transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. The Westran Fire Department and Randolph County Ambulance personnel assisted at the scene.

 

AUDRAIN COUNTY MOTORCYCLE WRECK RESULTS IN SERIOUS INJURIES

A Centralia man lost control of his motorcycle on eastbound highway 54 in Audrain County, a half a mile north of Audrain County Road 844 at 5:10 Tuesday night. Troopers say 40 year old Gabriel C. Pettit was ejected from his motorcycle when it travelled off the left side of the roadway and overturned. He was transported by Audrain County EMS to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries. The Audrain County Sheriff’s Department and Audrain County EMS assisted on the scene.

 

KIRKSVILLE MAN ARRESTED BY HIGHWAY PATROL

The highway patrol reports 36 year old Allen J. Ferdig of Kirksville was arrested Tuesday night at 10:17 pm in Adair County. He was charged with 3 counts of felony possession of a controlled substance, a felony charge of no operator’s license and possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest report said he was also charged with no insurance as well as speeding. He was transported to the Adair County Sheriff’s Department and later released.

 

MAN WHO FLED CHARITON COUNTY AUTORITIES IN HANDCUFFS HAS BEEN APPREHENEDED

The subject we told you about yesterday morning than fled after being handcuffed by a Chariton County Sheriff’s Deputy has now been apprehended. The Chariton County Sheriff’s Department made that announcement yesterday via their Facebook page that David Grossman had been apprehended. On Monday, a Chariton County Deputy attempted to stop a motor vehicle in Mendon, MO. The vehicle failed to stop, and began fleeing. The vehicle eventually stopped on Steamboat Avenue near Highway Y, North of Brunswick, MO. The deputy ordered the driver out of the vehicle, and placed him in handcuffs. The deputy noticed a second occupant inside of the vehicle as well. While ordering the second occupant out of the vehicle the male subject fled on foot The man who fled after being handcuffed was identified as David Grossman who is now back in custody of Chariton County authorities.

 

MAN KILLED WHEN LAWN MOWER OVERTURNED

KMIZ TV is reporting that Boone County firefighters confirm a man has died after the lawnmower he was riding overturned, trapping him. It happened Tuesday afternoon in Sturgeon at Ruby Street and Stone Street. Officials say it is not clear what led to the rollover. The victims name has not been released.




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May 10, 2022

MAN FLEES ON FOOT AFTER BEING HANDCUFFED BY SHERIFF’S DEPUTY

On Monday, May 9, 2022 a Chariton County Deputy attempted to stop a motor vehicle in Mendon, MO. The vehicle failed to stop, and began fleeing. The vehicle eventually stopped on Steamboat Avenue near Highway Y, North of Brunswick, MO. The deputy ordered the driver out of the vehicle, and placed him in handcuffs. The deputy noticed a second occupant inside of the vehicle as well. While ordering the second occupant out of the vehicle the male subject fled on foot. Other deputies were near the scene at this time and sat a perimeter up, and K-9 was called for a track on the male subject. K-9 arrived on scene but was unable to locate the subject. The Sheriff’s office continued to search for the suspect for several hours. The male subject has been identified as David Grossman. He has two minor warrants out for his arrest, and was not armed at the time he fled. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a gray t-shirt. He has about shoulder length dark hair. If you see him please don’t approach, and dial 911. If anyone has any information on his whereabouts, please call the Sheriff’s Department, or message the Chariton County Sheriff’s Facebook page where you will also find pictures of the subject.

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE HOMICIDE IN 800 BLOCK OF GRAND AVENUE SUNDAY

Sunday morning, May 8, 2022 at approximately 12:30 a.m. Columbia Police responded to a report of shots fired in the 800 block of Grand Avenue.
Upon arrival, officers located a male victim with injuries caused by gunfire. The victim was identified as Demetrius Ware, 37, of Columbia. Ware was pronounced deceased after being transported to a local hospital by EMS. Next of kin has been notified. A warrant has been issued for Isaac Bryant, 35, of Columbia, for murder second and armed criminal action for his involvement in this homicide. This is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. More information may become available at a later time. If you know something, say something. Columbia Police are asking for your help. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652. To report a tip without including your name or contact information, call CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477). A tip that leads to an arrest or helps solve a felony crime could result in a cash reward.

MOBERLY POLICE ARREST SPRINGFIELD MAN WANTED BY US MARSHALS SERVICE

 

This past Saturday, May 7, 2022 at approximately 12:30 pm Moberly Police officers responded to a local business for a theft in progress.

On arrival, officers contacted the male subject who was involved with the theft. During the course of the investigation, the male subject fled on foot. A foot pursuit ensued, and the male subject was able to elude officers. An area search was conducted and officers located the male hiding in a shed. The male was taken into custody without further incident. The male was identified as 23-year-old Tyler Loyd from Springfield, MO. It was confirmed Loyd was wanted by the US Marshals Service for a Federal Weapons violation. Loyd was transported to the Randolph County Jail for the federal warrant and pending local charges by the Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office


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May 6th, 2022

MONTGOMERY COUNTY ROAD CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING

MoDOT reports Route J in Montgomery County as an area road closed due to flooding and is encouraging motorists to use alternate routes. Do not drive through flooded roads. For more information about road closures and planned road work, go to MoDOT’s online traveler map at modot.org.

NAME OF MAN FOUND DEAD NEAR RAILROAD TRACKS RLEASE

KTVO said on Thursday morning, the La Plata Police Department released the identity of the deceased man that was found Wednesday morning near the railroad tracks. He has been identified as Anthony William Richardson, 33, of La Plata. Next of kin has been notified and at this time, no foul play is being suspected. The body was discovered by BNSF workers approximately 500 yards east of the Amtrak station at 535 North Owensby Street. It was near a large pile of railroad ties not far from the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation's Lookout Point Park, which is between the Amtrak station and the new Lester Dent Memorial Bridge. An autopsy has been requested to determine Richardson's cause of death,

CAPITOL DOME TO BE LIGHTED BLUE THIS WEEKEND

 

In honor of Missouri’s fallen law enforcement officers, Governor Mike Parson has ordered the Missouri State Capitol dome and Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial to be lit blue from sunset on Friday, May 6, 2022, until sunrise on Sunday, May 8, 2022. The annual ceremonies honoring fallen Missouri law enforcement officers will be held at the Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial on the grounds of the Capitol overlooking the Missouri River. The 2022 Candlelight Vigil will be held tonight at 8 p.m., and the Memorial Service will take place at 10 a.m. on May 7. The names of 11 law enforcement and corrections officers who died in the line of duty during 2021 and four recently confirmed historical line of duty deaths have been added to the memorial’s Wall of Honor in advance of this year’s ceremonies. Pictures of the dome lighting will be available on Governor Parson's Flickr page

 

CENTRAL MISSOURI HONOR FLIGHT RETURNS TO AIR

 

Central Missouri Honor Flight (CMHF) #62 leaves Columbia Monday, May 9 at 2am with 95 veterans on board—for a trip of a lifetime and a journey of closure. This is the first CMHF to Washington D.C. in two years. The three Central Missouri Honor Flight buses will be escorted along I-70 from Kingdom City to Columbia by area law enforcement and a large contingency of motorcyclists as part of the Central Missouri Honor Flight Riders. The public are encouraged to show up at the Columbia Courtyard by Marriott Monday night, May 9 at approximately 9:30pm to witness the arrival of the returning veterans.  The veterans will enter the hotel by way of the inspirational “Walk of Honor” after their names are announced. Organizers are hoping for a large crowd cheering on the veterans and waving flags and banners Monday night, May 9.  Any and all help is appreciated. 




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May 5, 2022

 

MANS BODY FOUND NEAR RAILROAD TRACKS IN LA PLATA.

KTVO reported on-air and on KTVO dot com that Police are investigating after a body was found near the railroad tracks in La Plata. Just after 10 a.m. Wednesday, emergency responders were called to the Amtrak train station.

Officer Mark Henderson with the La Plata Police Department told KTVO that BNSF workers found a man's body near the tracks. A source told KTVO that the crew attempted CPR at the scene, but they were unable to revive the man, who was not wearing shoes. Henderson said the victim has not been identified yet. Macon County Coroner Brian Hayes declined to release any details whatsoever, but its presume an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause and manner of death and the man's identity. Officials said it did not appear the man had been hit by a train.

 

COLUMNIA MAN CHARGED AFTER ROBBING CENTRALIA CONVENIENCE STORE ON APRIL 28TH AND USING STOLEN DUMP TRUCK AS GETAWAY VEHICLE

KMIZ TV reports a Columbia man is facing charges after he allegedly robbed a Centralia convenience store last Thursday and stole a dump truck to getaway. Jonathan Morrow has been charged  by the Boone County Prosecutors Office with first-degree robbery and first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle. The probable cause statement indicates that Morrow allegedly entered DC's convenience store on April 28 and took $884 in cash and four packs of cigarettes. Detectives then say Morrow went to Economy Asphalt and allegedly stole a dump truck and drove off. A warrant has been issued for the Morrow’s arrest


TRENTON TEEN SUSTAINED MODERATE INJURIES IN CRASH

A 16 year old male from Trenton crashed his vehicle on Route E, 2 miles northwest of Laredo in Grundy County at 8:09 last night. Troopers say the crash occurred after the westbound vehicle negotiated a curve in the roadway, then travelled off the north side of the road, struck a ditch and overturned several times, coming to rest on its wheels in the roadway. The driver had moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton for treatment.  The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department and Laredo Fire Department assisted at the scene.

 

NEW BLOMFIELD MAN FACING CHARGES AFTER CHASE

A Callaway County prosecutor has charged Russell Miller of New Bloomfield with resisting arrest, failure to register a motor vehicle, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle after leading law enforcement personnel on a chase through Callaway and Boone Counti9es. A Callaway County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle that was displaying plates belonging to a different vehicle. Instead of stopping, the driver sped off and at times was driving in excess of 90 mph. Miller eventually stopped the vehicle and fled on foot before being taken into custody. Deputies located a meth pipe on Miller along with a spoone with meth residue in the vehicle.

 

CHILLICOTHE WOMAN ARRESTED AND FACING CHILD ENDANGERMENT CHARGES

On Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 12:04 a.m. a deputy observed a female pushing a child stroller with 2 small children in the 300 block of South Washington in Chillicothe. The deputy checked on them and found the adult female was allegedly intoxicated and taking the two very small children to Wal-Mart to meet a male she claimed to have met online.  The deputy noted it was very chilly out at 47 degrees and did not believe the children were being properly cared for as having walked nearly 1.5 miles like this.  During the process the adult female reportedly attempted to chug vodka from two different bottles even after being ordered not to do so.  The deputy arrested Sarah Kaye Davis, 31, Chillicothe on alleged 2 counts of Child Endangerment.  The children were secured and released to a responsible family member and Ms. Davis was transferred to Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.  Ms. Davis has since been charged in Livingston County Associate Court with 2 counts Endangering Welfare of a Child with no bond initially allowed on case.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT

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May 4, 2022

HIGH SPEED PURSUIT ENDS IN ARREST SOUTH OF EXCELLO TUESDAY

A suspect is in custody after leading law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit in a stolen vehicle. The Highway Patrol said shortly before noon Tuesday the vehicle was going down Interstate 70 when a license plate reader alerted authorities that the vehicle had been stolen from Moberly on March 23rd. Authorities continued to watch for the vehicle and troopers positioned themselves along Highway 63 in the Moberly area. Sgt. Justin Dunn, Public Information Officer for Troop B with the patrol said the actual pursuit started Tuesday afternoon in Moberly and headed north on Highway 63. At one point a trooper attempted to stop the vehicle, but called off the chase shortly afterwards due to safety concerns as the car thief was allegedly driving over 100 miles per hour. Moments later, deputies with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department started pursuit and as the vehicle continued on into Macon County just north of Jacksonville, Macon County Deputies joined in the pursuit. Sgt. Dunn said just south of Excello,  the driver slowed and pulled onto the shoulder of the highway where he was placed under arrest. At the time of the report, the suspects name has not been released.

BEVIER MAN EJECTED FROM PICKUP IN MONDAY NIGHT WRECK

The highway patrol says a Bevier man was injured when he was ejected from his pickup in a single vehicle crash Monday night. It happened in Macon County on US 63, 3 miles north of Macon at 10:32 pm. Timothy S. Roberts, age 36 was northbound when his pickup traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck and embankment and ejected the driver. Robert was transported by Macon County Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia with moderate injuries. The Macon County Rescue Squad and Macon County Sheriff’s office assisted the patrol at the scene.

 

HANNIBAL DRIVER INJURED IN TWO VEHICLE CRASH IN PIKE COUNTY

 

The highway patrol said two drivers were northbound on US 61, south of Route WW in Pike County at 11:15 AM Monday and 56 year old Chester Rickey of Hannibal was following the other vehicle to closely and his auto struck the rear of the other northbound auto driven by 49 year old Mark Revell of Des Moines, IA. Rickey was transported by Pike County Ambulance to SSM Health St Joseph’s Hospital West for treatment of moderate injuries. The other driver was not injured.  




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05/03/2022


RUSSELLVILLE MO MAN INJURED IN CRASH NORTH OF BROOKFIELD MONDAY AFTERNOON

Emergency Crews were quickly dispatched and on the scene of a crash involving a tractor trailer loaded with logs that overturned north of Brookfield at 3:10 PM Monday afternoon.  The Highway Patrol crash report indicates 53 year old Fred J. McKinney of Russellville failed to stop at the intersection of Route P and Highway M, 3 miles north of Brookfield. The 18 wheeler went off the road and overturned, striking a utility pole and a fence. While the heavy load of logs remained attached to the overturned trailer for the most part, the impact sheared off the utility pole and knocked out power for several customers of North Central Electric Cooperative including KZBK. The driver had moderate injuries but was able to exit the cab over style tractor. He was transported by Linn County Ambulance to Pershing Memorial Hospital for treatment. Pictures and video of the wreckage and cleanup can be found on the KZBK Radio Face book page. The patrol was assisted by the Linn County Sheriff’s Department, Linn County Ambulance, Brookfield Fire and Police and others.

ARSON SUSPECTED IN WEEKEND HOUSE FIRE IN KIRKSVILLE

Investigators told KTVO a weekend house fire in Kirksville is believed to be a case of arson. The blaze was reported just after 11:30 p.m. Saturday at 606 East Washington Street. When Kirksville Fire crews arrived, the house was filled with smoke, and flames were shooting out two windows of a second-story bedroom. The family of four who lived there was not home when the fire started. Local Fire Investigator Ray Jagger said the fire is suspicious and appears to have been intentionally set. An agent from the Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office was on the scene Sunday morning to help investigate. Fire damage was mostly contained to the upstairs bedroom, but the entire house sustained smoke and water damage. Personnel from Adair County Fire helped battle the blaze. Fire crews were on the scene for three hours and no injuries were reported.

KIRKSVILLE WOMAN CHARGED AFTER WEEKEND SHOOTING INCIDENT

A northeast Missouri woman is now charged in connection with a weekend shooting incident in the 1300 block of South Baird Street in Kirksville. Eden Tracy, 21, of Kirksville, is facing charges of unlawful use of a weapon, two counts of armed criminal action and two counts of first-degree assault. Police responded just after 9 p.m. Saturday after receiving multiple reports of shots fired. Officers recovered several shell casings in the area. Their investigation led them to Tracy, who lives at 1301 South Baird Street. According to court documents, Tracy fired a handgun from her back porch toward a passing car. Two people were in that car, including Tracy's ex-girlfriend, Kylee Sharp. After the shots were fired, Sharp and the other woman in the car went to the Kirksville police station to report the incident. When questioned by officers, Tracy denied knowing anything about the shooting. Police obtained a search warrant for her house and found a handgun wrapped in multiple plastic shopping bags hidden in Tracy's garage. Officers said the car that was shot at had damage that appeared by be caused by a ricocheted bullet. No one was injured in the incident. Tracy is being held without bond in the Adair County Law Enforcement Center. This isn't her first run-in with Kirksville police. Tracy was charged in February 2022 with hindering prosecution after police say she gave her brother, Anquan "AJ" Glover, of Kirksville, a ride out of town following a deadly mass shooting for which Glover was later charged.




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TWO KILLED IN TRAGIC CRASH IN FRANKLIN COUNTY SUNDAY

The highway patrol said 2 teenagers died as a result of a Franklin County crash Sunday morning at 8:18 AM. Troopers say 18 year pld Keegan Wiedemann of New Haven, MO was westbound on Highway 100 at Newport Road and was traveling too fast fpr the curvy road conditions. The pickup he was driving traveled off the right side of the roadway and the driver overcorrected to his left. The vehicle began to skid and slide. The vehicle crossed the center of the road where the driver overcorrected to his right and the auto began to skid and slide. The pickup than began to overturn and traveled off the left side of the roadway ejecting both the driver and a passenger identified as a 15 year old male juvenile of Hermann. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene while the passenger was flown by helicopter to Mercy St. Louis Hospital where he died Sunday night

TWO KILLED IN HEAD-ON CRASH IN PIKE COUNTY THURSDAY NIGHT

The highway patrol reports a head-on crash in Pike County late Thursday night killed both drivers involved. It happened at 11:55 p.m. on Highway 54, one-half mile east of Pike County Road 279 when a car driven by Caleb Perez, 22, of Louisiana, Missouri, crossed the center line and collided head-on with an oncoming pickup truck. The truck was driven by Jason Hagaman, 44, also of Louisiana, Missouri. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical crews a short time after the crash happened.

LINN COUNTY CRASH SUNDAY

A two vehicle crash in Linn County on Elk Road, 2 miles west of Browning at 7:16 Sunday night sent one person to the hospital. The crash occurred when a pickup driven by 25 year old Tristen Creason of Browning was westbound as 61 year old Thomas Creason of Browning was eastbound and both vehicles were traveling around a curve on a narrow gravel road and struck head on. Neither driver was injured, however a passenger in the eastbound truck, 52 year old Amy Creason of Browning did have moderate injuries and was transported to Pershing Hospital in Brookfield for treatment.

SEMI CRASH IN LINN COUNTY RESULTS IN INJURIES

Early Saturday morning a semi crashed on US 36 in Linn County a half a mile east of Laclede. Troopers say the out of state driver and passenger both had minor injuries after the tractor trailer went off the left side of the roadway, struck a concrete culvert, and overturned. That crash happened at 5:20 AM Saturday morning.

ONE INJURED IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY WRECK FRIDAY NIGHT

The highway patrol said 81 year old Larry K. Mabe of Chillicothe had minor injuries and was transported to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe for treatment after a single vehicle wreck at 9:10 pm Friday night on MO 190, 5 miles west of Chillicothe. Troopers say Mabe was southbound on Route A and failed to stop for a stop sign at MO 190. His vehicle went through the T intersection and off the south side of Mo 190, down an embankment, striking the ground with its undercarriage and then travelled into a small grove of trees, striking several of them.

SUSPECT IN CUSTODY IN CONNECTION TO RECENT SHOTS FIRED INCIDENT IN KIRKSVILLE

KTVO is reporting on-air and on KTVO dot com that over the past week or so, Kirksville police have responded to four separate incidents of shots fired around the city. The most recent happened shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday in the 1300 block of South Baird Street. Sgt. Steve Feeney told KTVO dispatchers received multiple reports about gunfire. Officers say a vehicle was struck Saturday night, but no injuries were reported. Police arrested a suspect late Saturday. He's on 24-hour investigative hold at the Adair County Law Enforcement Center. His name is not being released until formal charges are filed. This was the second recent incident of shots fired in the 1300 block of South Baird Street. Around 10:45 p.m. Thursday, a house in that block was struck by a bullet. No one was injured. Then, around 9:15 p.m. on Friday, police officers rushed to the intersection of Jefferson and Baltimore streets for a report of shots fired at that location. They found no damage to any buildings, cars or other property. The suspect was reportedly driving a four-door vehicle with very dark tinted windows. According to reports, it headed south on Baltimore Street, and the person got away.

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOTS FIRED IN 5000 BLOCK OF ALPINE RIDGE DRIVE

Saturday night,  April 30th, at approximately 10:50 p.m., Columbia Police responded to multiple reports of shots fired in the area of Alpine Ridge Drive and Panorama Lane. Upon arriving on scene, officers located evidence confirming shots had been fired in the 5000 block of Alpine Ridge Drive. During the investigation, officers found one vehicle had been struck by gunfire. No injuries were reported.  Police say there is no suspect information available at this time and that this is an ongoing investigation. More information may become available at a later time. If you know something, say something. Columbia Police are asking for your help. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652. To report a tip without including your name or contact information, call CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477).

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE VEHICLE THEFT & COLLISSION WITH INJIURY SATURDAY

Columbia Police are investigating a vehicle theft and single-vehicle collision with injury that occurred Saturday, April 30 near the intersection of North Stadium Boulevard and Primrose Drive. At approximately 11 a.m. officers observed a passenger vehicle on Texas Avenue. They determined it was the same vehicle reported stolen at 6:20 a.m. in the 4000 block of Ria Street. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle fled. Officers engaged in a brief pursuit that ended when the vehicle left the roadway at the intersection of North Stadium Boulevard and Primrose Drive. The Columbia Fire Department and emergency medical services responded to the scene to provide medical aid to the occupants of the stolen vehicle. The first occupant of the vehicle was identified as Thomas Nida, 18, of Columbia. Nida was transported by ambulance to a local hospital to be evaluated. The second occupant, a juvenile, was taken by officers to a local hospital for medical evaluation. The juvenile has since been released to parents. Nida was arrested for tampering in the second degree. The investigation continues

COLUMBIA POLICE MAKE ARREST IN CONNECTION TO SHOTS FIRED INCIDENT FRIDAY IN THE 3000 BLOCK OS STADIUM BOULEVARD

Columbia Police have arrested Darrion Hill, 22, of Columbia, for harassment in the first degree, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. The arrest is in connection with an incident that occurred on Thursday, April 28 at approximately 5:45 p.m., when officers were dispatched for multiple reports of shots fired around the Domain Apartments in the 3900 block of Stadium Boulevard. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found evidence confirming shots had been fired and learned that the suspect later identified as Hill had fled. Officers determined the shooting had resulted in no known injuries. Officers canvassed the area and conducted interviews leading to the identification of Hill as the suspect. Hill was located in the 4800 block of Geyser Boulevard at approximately 9:15 p.m. where officers arrested him without incident. Pollice say this is an ongoing investigation. More information may become available at a later time.

AUDRAIN COUNTY ACCIDENT FRIDAY AFTERNOON

The patrol investigated a crash in Audrain County on MO 19, northbound at Route J Friday afternoon at 1:40 pm. The crash happened as 74 year old Judy Wyble of Bowling Green was westbound on US 54 when 43 year old Jeremy Blosser of Halfway, MO was northbound on MO 19/ The Wyble auto traveled into the path of the Blosser vehicle and Blosser’s vehicle struck the Whyble auto. Blosser was not injured, however a passenger in his vehicle, 75 year old Wanda Hostetler of Halfway, MO  had serious injuries. Wyble also had serious injuries and both were transported to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

MAN HURT IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Bowling Green man was hurt in an accident that occurred just before 12pm Friday in Montgomery County.  The patrol says that 76 year old Angelo Murabito of Middletown was on MO 161 when he failed to negotiate a curve and his vehicle crossed the center of the road and struck the front of an auto driven by 25 year old Richard Steward which caused his vehicle to travel off the right side of the road, while the other one became engulfed in flames.  Steward was taken to Hermann Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. 

TEEN INJURED IN FRIDAY NIGHT WRECK

An O’Fallon teen was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Friday night in Gasconade County.  The report states that the teen was on MO 100 when his car ran off the right side of the roadway, struck an embankment, overturned and came to rest.  He sustained moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to Hermann Hospital for treatment.  

WOMAN HURT IN SATURDAY NIGHT CRASH

An Elsberry woman was hurt in a Saturday night crash in Lincoln County.  47 year old Laura Skirvin was on Route JJ when her vehicle traveled off the north side of the road and struck a utility pole.  She was taken to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment of minor injuries.




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TWO VEHICLES STOLEN FROM KIRKSVILLE DEALERSHIP

 

At approximately 6:58 am on Thursday, April 28, 2022, Adair County Central Dispatch received a report of a red 2019 Jeep Compass parked on Cloud Trail near Orrick Trail. An Adair County Sheriff’s Deputy was dispatched to check on the vehicle. A few minutes later, Central Dispatch received a report of a damaged window at Lovegreen Ford Chrysler at 1801 North Elson Street in Kirksville. Officers responded and found the business had been burglarized. During this burglary, a white 2022 Jeep Wrangler had been stolen from the dealership. While investigating it was also found that the red Jeep Compass found on Cloud Trail was stolen from Lovegreen Ford Chrysler.  The red Jeep Compass was recovered and returned to the dealership. Officers located the white Jeep Wrangler in the 400 block of South Main Street and it was also returned to the dealership. At this time, it appears these two vehicles are the only items stolen during the burglary.

Kirksville Police are continuing to investigate this incident.  Anyone with information about this incident, or any suspicious activity is encouraged to contact the Kirksville Police Department at 660.785.6945, Central Dispatch at 660.665.5621, Adair County Sheriff’s Office at 660.665.4600, anonymously at 660.627.BUST (2878), or email police@kirksvillecity.com.

 

SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH NORTH OF HUNTSVILLE RESULTS IN MODERATE INJURIES FOR DRIVER

 

The Highway Patrol said Brittney N. Johnson, age 20, of Moberly was westbound on Randolph County Road 1265, 4 miles north of Huntsville at 4:45 Wednesday afternoon when she lost control of her vehicle on the gravel road.. The auto then struck a ditch, and overturned. Johnson had moderate injuries and was transported by Randolph County ambulance to Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment. The patrol was assisted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s department, and the Westran Fire Department.

DAVIESS COUNTY ACCIDENT

Troopers say 49 year old Frank H. Mackowiak of Gilman City was westbound in a tractor trailer on Route P in Daviess County around 3:20 Thursday afternoon and as he attempted to make a right hand turn, the unit went off the side of the roadway and overturned. The vehicle came to rest on its passenger side off the north side of Route P. The driver was transported by private auto to Cameron Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

CALLAWAY COUNTY WRECK

The patrol worked a Callaway County crash at 11:18pm Thursday night on Interstate 70 at the 151.4 mile marker. A 17 year old male from Williamsburg was eastbound when his auto travelled off the right side of the Interstate and overturned. The driver was transported by Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.




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04/28/2022

CHEMICAL SPILL CONTAINED & CLEANUP CONTINUED LATE INTO THE NIGHT FOLLOWING CRASH ON US 36 IN LINN COUNTY WEDNESDAY MORNING

A trucker from Texas received minor injuries when he crashed his big rig at 6:20 AM Wednesday morning on US 36, a half a mile west of the Bucklin Junction. The patrol said 68 year old Henry J. Bowman of Moody, TX was transported to Pershing Hospital for treatment after the eastbound 18 wheeler he was operating traveled off the roadway, struck a guardrail, and then struck a railroad bridge abutment. The truck and trailer ended up in the ditch, but remained upright. The patrol said the truck was hauling approximately 80 drums of hazardous liquid waste in 55 gallon drums and a large number of those drums spilled from the trailer when it split open. Authorities said about six of those drums actually broke open and spilled into Clarks Creek. The Department of Natural Resources was notified and a state on-scene coordinator from the Macon DNR office said the spill was contained to a short section of the creek, and no wildlife was impacted. The crash shut down eastbound traffic for some time and one of the eastbound lanes remained closed throughout the day and late into the night as the cleanup work continued. The DNR said the load originated in Denver and was headed to a waste incinerator in Hannibal. A second truck and trailer was being dispatched to pick up the remaining barrels of chemicals and take them on to be disposed of.

MONROE COUNTY CLERK ACCUSED OF VIOLATING STATE ELECTION LAWS

Recently we told you that the Monroe County Clerk was under investigation, but it wasn’t clear what that investigation was actually about. Now we know that investigation focused on alleged violation of State Election Laws. On Wednesday, Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced the findings of an investigation relating to claims of misconduct and said in a statement that after his office reportedly verified complaints concerning Monroe County Clerk La Jeana Peterson, he sent a statement of probable cause to the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office. Peterson allegedly violated election laws by allowing a candidate to file after the March 29, 5 p.m. deadline. Ashcroft went on to say We want to support the diligence and hard work of our clerks in every way we can, but we also have a responsibility to the citizens of Missouri who rely on the clerks and expect them to do their work fairly and according to statute. In this case, we may have a clerk who, for whatever reason, did not follow the law.”

TWO ARRESTED IN MEXICO FOLLOWING DISTURBANCE AT BUSINESS

On Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at approximately 2:41PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 100 block of South Jefferson in reference to a disturbance inside a business.  Responding officers learned that several people associated with the business had been in a dispute.  During the dispute, Marjorie V McDonald, age 36 of Columbia attempted to take property from the business and hit someone that was attempting to stop her.  Biagio D Davenport, age 29 of Hallsville, pulled a gun to help McDonald try and take the property.  McDonald and Davenport were arrested on scene.  They were processed at MPSD and taken to the Audrain County Jail for Attempted 1st Degree Robbery.  There were no injuries from the incident.

DEA DRUG TAKE BACK IS THIS SATURDAY

The Moberly Police Department is reminding area residents the spring DEA drug take back is this Saturday April 30, 2022. You may drop off your unused or expired prescription drugs at the Moberly Police Department, 300 N Clark Street in Moberly, or Sam’s Health Mart, 530 East Us 24 in Moberly from 10am-2pm. You can also visit www.deatakeback.com for more information about the program and for a drop off location near you.




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04/27/2022

NESTLE PROFESSIONAL USA EXPANDS IN TRENTON, INVESTING $7.5 MILLION AND CREATING MORE THAN 30 JOBS

Nestlé Professional USA announced Tuesday it is investing $7.5 million to expand its facility in Trenton, with plans to add more than 30 jobs. Nestlé Professional, the out-of-home division of Nestlé, produces a variety of ready-to-use products for restaurants, hospitals, schools, and more. The company’s Trenton factory, purchased in 2018, began its expansion in 2021 to support the manufacturing of the TRIO brand and their full range of dry mix products. New jobs added to support the expanded production will pay salaries well above the county average wage. Open hiring for Nestlé Professional’s Trenton factory started in early April, with a job fair scheduled at the Trenton Job Center on May 11-12 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The facility currently produces Chef-mate products using its proprietary cooked-before-canning process, which was invented in Trenton in 1964. This unique cooking process addresses the specific needs of the out-of-home industry that utilizes large cans. The company is committed to transforming its business for the future by focusing on high-growth out-of-home categories. For this expansion, Nestlé Professional used the Missouri Works program, a tool that helps companies expand and retain workers by providing access to capital through withholdings or tax credits for job creation.

CHARGES FILED AGAINST THREE AREA MEN IN CONNECTION ALTERCATION AT NOVINGER CONVENIENCE STORE AND THE SHOOTING THAT FOLLOWED.

KTVO and KTVO dot com reports charges have now been filed against three northeast Missouri men in connection with a mid-March altercation at the convenience store in Novinger and the shooting outside Connelsville that followed. It happened on the night of March 16, 2022. The three suspects are Kenneth Leon Potter, 50, his son, Kenneth Dylan Potter, 25, both of Novinger, and James Vanvelzer, 46, of Green Castle. The Potters both face eight charges: two counts of first-degree attempted murder; two counts of first-degree assault; unlawful use of a weapon; first-degree property damage and two counts of armed criminal action. Vanvelzer is charged with first-degree assault causing serious physical injury and armed criminal action. According to court documents, Vanvelzer started an altercation with Kenneth Leon Potter outside the 7th Heaven Convenience Store in Novinger. The two men had been in ongoing feud for about two years. The Adair County Sheriff's Office said when Vanvelzer confronted the elder Potter, Potter pulled out a couple of swords to defend himself. That is when Vanvelzer went back to his truck to grab a long-handled floor scraper. Documents say Vanvelzer hit Potter with the floor scraper and broke his arm. Court documents state that Vanvelzer and a woman riding with him then headed north out of Novinger on Highway 149. Deputies say the elder Potter called his son to meet him, and the two of them followed Vanvelzer's pickup truck. Court papers go on to say that the parties got into a verbal altercation at an intersection just south of Connelsville. The vehicles then continued north on Highway 149. Investigators said that about three miles north of Connelsville, the Potters fired multiple shots, striking the pickup. One of the bullets hit the woman in the side of the head. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. It took deputies a few days to piece together how all of the events had unfolded. Charges were filed against the Potters and Vanvelzer last week. Arrest warrants have been issued for the three, but as of this posting, they have not been taken into custody yet.

BOONE COUNTY CRASH RESULTS IN INJURIES

The Highway Patrol said two vehicles collided in Boone County at 5:25 pm at the Route WW/Rolling Hills Road roundabout. 20 year old James Westbrooke of Clark was westbound on Route WW and 52 year old Mark Hankins of Columbia was northbound in the roundabout. The Westbrooke auto failed to yield and entered the roundabout and struck the Hankins auto causing it to strike a sign. Hankins was not injured. Westbrooke sustained serious injuries while a passenger, 18 year old Jason Clark of Clark had minor injuries. Both were transported to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

MISSOURI CENTURY FARM DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 1ST

If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1922, it’s not too late to have it recognized as a 2022 Missouri Century Farm. The deadline to apply to the program has been extended to June 1. To qualify, the same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The farm must be at least 40 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income. Since the program began in 1976, more than 8,000 Missouri farms have received the Century Farm designation. University of Missouri Extension, the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, and Missouri Farm Bureau sponsor the program. A $140 fee covers the cost of a certificate, a metal farm sign and booklet for approved applicants. County MU Extension centers present these items. Details and online application are at extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm. Apply by June 1, 2022. Contact your county extension center with questions.




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CENTRALIA TRUCK DRIVER INJURED IN MACON CO WRECK

The Highway Patrol said a truck driver from Centralia received moderate injuries in a single vehicle crash on Route C, 3 miles south of Bevier around 4:30 AM Monday morning. 57 year old Larry D. Barnes was northbound when the truck he was driving went off the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned. Barnes was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia.

THREE INJURED IN PETTIS COUNTY CRASH

Troopers say three people were injured in a two vehicle collision in Pettis County Monday morning at 11:14 am. The crash happened on Highway 65 at Route H when a westbound pickup driven by 21 year old Logan Parker of Sedalia pulled into the path of southbound truck driven by 46 year old Robert Brock of Kirksville which struck the pickup in the passenger side. After impact, the pickup went off the left side of the roadway and came to rest facing south. The vehicle Brock was driving went off the right side of the roadway and overturned. Parker had serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. Brock was not injured, however two passengers in his vehicle, a 12 year old male juvenile from Downing and 34 year old Seth Dimmett of Kirksville both had minor injuries and were transported to Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia for treatment.

 

LAGRANGE DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURED

 

The Patrol said 48 year old Chassie Young of LaGrange had serious injuries after being ejected from his vehicle at 2:50 AM Monday on US 24 in Marion County, 1 mile west of West Quincy. Young’s westbound truck traveled off the left side of the roadway and overturned into the median and ejected the driver. Young was transported to Blessing Hospital in Quincy for treatment.

 

BUSINESS WATCH INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS

 

The Kirksville Police Department will be holding two informational sessions for the Business Watch program on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at noon and 5:30 pm. These sessions will be held at the meeting room at the Kirksville Aquatic Center at 801 East Mill Street, Kirksville, MO. These informational sessions for the Business Watch program will help local businesses learn some basic crime prevention tips and form relationships with other nearby business owners. Any Kirksville business owners/operators interested in these tips or forming a network of businesses to prevent crime should attend one of these sessions.

 

COLUMBIA NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH TRAINING

 

The Columbia Police Department is encouraging residents to participate in a free training session on Monday May 9th via Zoom. The one hour training outlines both active and passive crime prevention methods while learning what observation techniques you can use to identify and reduce crime in your neighborhood. You can register on line at www.columbianeighborhoodwatch.org




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April 25, 2022

HAMILTON DRIVER INJURED

The Highway Patrol said 20 year old Jessica M. Smalley of Hamilton fell asleep as she was driving southbound on MO 5, 3 miles north of Milan around 9:20 pm Sunday night. Her pickup went off the left side of the roadway and struck a ditch and a fence before coming to rest on its side. Smalley had minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital for treatment.

VANDALIA MAN KILLED IN MARION COUNTY AFTER BEING STRUCK BY VEHICLE

Authorities say a man from Vandalia was killed on US 61, just south of Palmyra at 9:20 pm Friday night. The highway patrol crash report indicated a 16 year old male juvenile from Hannibal was southbound on US 61 when a pedestrian identified as 30 year old Austin C. Taylor of Vandalia ran eastbound into the roadway and was struck by the southbound auto. The Marion County Coroner Rick Jones pronounced Taylor dead at the scene shortly after the crash. The patrol’s Major Crash Investigation Unit was activated to aid in the investigation. The Palmyra Police Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Department, Palmyra Fire Department and Marion County Ambulance all provided on site assistance.

MOTORCYCLE DEER COLLISION IN MONROE COUNTY FRIDAY MORNING

The Patrol said a Monroe City man was transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries Friday morning after his motorcycle struck a deer. Stanley R. Thompson was westbound on Highway 24, 5 miles west of Monroe City at 8:55 AM. Thompson was ejected upon impact.

PASSENGER EJECTED WHEN UTV OVERTURNED IN KNOX COUNTY FRIDAY

Troopers say a Labelle man, 27 year old Dakota J. Sparks was northbound on Turkey Road, 6 miles south of Knox City at 5pm Friday when he lost control of the UTV he was operating and the unit overturned and ejected a passenger. That passenger, identified as 25 year old Michael D. Whan of Labelle, was transported by Air Evac helicopter to Blessing Hospital in Quincy with moderate injuries.

REPORT OF SHOTS FIRED IN SOUTHWEST COLUMBIA FRIDAY NIGHT

The Boone County Sheriff's department is investigating a report of shots fired in southwest Columbia. Deputies taped off the intersection of West Bethany Drive and South Scott Blvd just after 10 p.m. Friday night where deputies found multiple shell casings on the ground. The Boone County Sheriff's Office says more than one caller had called Boone County Joint Communications to report hearing gunshots. The investigation is continuing.

NATIONAL DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

The Boone County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the Youth Community Coalition and law enforcement agencies throughout Boone County including Columbia Missouri Police Department, Ashland, Missouri Police Department, Centralia Missouri Police Department, Hallsville Missouri Police Department, University of Missouri Police Department, and VA Hospital Police Departments, will be conducting a Prescription Drug Take Back event at multiple locations April 29rd and 30th, 2022. This event coincides with the National Drug Take Back event sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency. This effort is undertaken to provide the community with appropriate disposal of their expired, unused, or unwanted prescription medications. The benefits of the Take Back event include that these prescription medications do not fall into the hands of our youth where they may be abused or distributed inappropriately. Further, the proper disposal of these medications aids in protecting the environment as it is detrimental to ground source water if medications are flushed.

Two collection sites are open Friday, April 29rd, 2022.

Below are five collection sites open Saturday, April 30th, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Citizens may go to any one of these locations during the times listed and drop off their unwanted medications for disposal. Please, no sharps (needles). Following the collection, all medications will be turned over to the DEA for proper disposal.




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04/22/2022

 

MONROE COUNTY CLERK UNDER INVESTIGATION

KHQA TV in Hannibal is reporting Monroe County Clerk La Jeana Peterson is the focus of a criminal investigation being conducted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control. The MSHP said it's investigating an allegation of misconduct but did not disclose in detail the nature of the alleged wrongdoing. The patrol said the investigation is active and the inquiry is being conducted at the request of the Monroe County Sheriff. Peterson, of Paris, was appointed as the Monroe County Clerk in July 2021 by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson. A 2021 news release from the governor's office stated Peterson served as the office manager and accounts receivable specialist for a nursing home in Paris. Previously, she worked as a government general clerk, and she is a licensed cosmetologist and certified notary public in the state of Missouri, the release stated.

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE HOME INVASION AND SHOTS FIRED CALL

Columbia Police responded to a report of shots fired at a residence on Wednesday, April 20 at approximately 7:50 p.m. in the 4000 block of Hyde Park Avenue. Officers arrived at the residence but found no individuals present. After entry into the residence, officers located evidence confirming shots were fired. During the investigation, officers learned that the incident was a reported home invasion and determined that multiple victims were involved. One victim stated that while he was entering the residence, several suspects approached him and forced him inside the residence while brandishing a firearm. He stated he had been struck with a firearm, sustaining non-life-threatening injuries.  No injuries to other victims were reported. There is no suspect information to provide at this time.  This is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the department’s Criminal Investigations Division. More information may become available at a later time. If you know something, say something. Columbia Police are asking for your help. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

HIGHWAY PATROL CONDUCTED SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT ON US 36

Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers stationed out of Troop B, in Macon conducted a special enforcement operation on US Highway 36 in both Linn and Macon counties on Thursday. The operation was scheduled to get underway at 10 a.m. and continue until 6 p.m. The goal of the operation was to detect speeding and other hazardous moving traffic violations that contribute to crashes.

KATY TRAIL STATE PARK OFFERING TRAM TOURS FOR SENIORS

Missouri State Parks is offering senior citizens an experience at Katy Trail State Park from the comfort of a tram coach during Tuesdays on the Trail tours, a series of eight tours at various locations along the trail. The May 10 tours will run from Rocheport to McBaine, offering a chance for visitors to see a stretch of the trail they may not be able to experience otherwise. The free tours will be offered at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and last around two hours each. An interpretive guide will provide a presentation about the history of the Katy Trail and commentary on the local natural and cultural history along the trail. Snacks and bottled water will be provided to each participant. Each tour will host approximately 25 people. Tours are free, but space is limited. Reservations will open one month prior to each date. To reserve your seat, call the park office at 573-449-7402

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Please mark your calendars for our upcoming Summer Kick Off Event in support of Autism Awareness, on April 30, 2022, from 11am-4pm, outside the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. We will have Craft Vendors, Outdoor Games, Food Trucks, numerous Emergency Services Vehicles, Bounce House, and much more.....!! Grab the family and come on over, it will be a good time!

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