Coronavirus Update

Grundy County Health Department announces first death due to COVID-19

The Grundy County Health Department has been notified of the first death due to COVID-19 for a Grundy County resident.  No personal information was provided. “We are saddened by this news,” said Grundy County Health Department Administrator, Elizabeth Gibson “Our sincere condolences go out to the family.” The Health Department urges the public to continue […]

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Illinois resident experiences medical emergency while driving on I-35

A resident of Elk Grove, Illinois experienced a medical emergency and was taken to Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany. Thirty-nine-year-old Aditya Chaudhary was listed with minor injuries. A sports utility vehicle traveled off northbound Interstate 35 and into the median. A passenger reportedly grabbed the steering wheel but over-corrected causing the SUV to return […]

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Audio: Mandatory job searches resume this week for unemployed Missourians

Mandatory job searches resume this week for unemployed Missourians.      Missourians who want to continue getting unemployment benefits are required to do job hunting again. The mandate had been lifted temporarily for those who had filed a COVID-19 related unemployment claim.  Individuals without jobs are required to do three work searches each week. Since […]

Bruno Bear Transported to habitat

Social media star “Bruno the Bear” sedated and transported to safety

The adult male bear who attracted public attention and was christened “Bruno” by social media has been sedated and transported to suitable habitat outside the urban area, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. The bear is suspected to have traveled from Wisconsin, through Illinois, and into Missouri.  He was first spotted in the Show-Me-State […]

4th of July Holiday Weekend Traffic Statistics (MSHP)

Five fatalities, 294 crashes reported over 4th of July Holiday Weekend

Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers worked 294 traffic crashes, which included 107 injuries and all five fatalities. Troopers also made 139 DWI arrests and 126 drug arrests over the holiday weekend. 2020 July Fourth Holiday Boating Statistics Troopers worked nine boating crashes, which included four injuries and zero fatalities. Troopers made six BWI arrests and […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Highway patrol report two arrests; one in Grundy County and one in Harrison County

The highway patrol reports the arrest Sunday night of a St. Joseph resident while in Grundy County. Twenty-year-old Colton Youngs is accused of alleged unlawful use and exhibiting a weapon as well as operating a vehicle in an alleged careless and imprudent manner. Youngs was taken to the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. In Harrison County […]