Federal Bureau of Investigation

FBI releases 2020 statistics for law enforcement officers assaulted in the line of duty

According to statistics reported to the FBI, 60,105 law enforcement officers were assaulted while performing their duties in 2020. These assaults were reported to the FBI by 9,895 law enforcement agencies. Based on these reports, there were 4,071 more officers assaulted in 2020 than the 56,034 assaults reported in 2019. Data regarding these assaults were […]

Storm Siren

Livingston County Emergency Management reports storm siren in Danner Park malfunctioned triggering tornado warning

Livingston County Emergency Management reported on Wednesday night, September 29 that the storm siren at Danner Park in Chillicothe inadvertently activated and issued a tornado warning. The siren repair company could tell the siren was not activated from the fire or police departments and came from an outside radio signal source. The repair company was […]

Group Photo of Missouri Public Safety Medals

Governor Parson awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2020

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 15 first responders and 7 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions during 2020. The awards are Missouri’s highest recognition for first responders acting during critical incidents. The civilians, who include a 12-year-old boy who performed a life-saving rescue at age 11, were honored […]

Janssen Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Audio: 15 million doses of Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine ruined. How will that affect Missouri’s supply?

Workers at a Baltimore plant accidentally mixed up ingredients – ruining about 15-million doses of Johnson and Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine. The state plans to host a mega vaccination event next week in southwest Missouri’s Springfield with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. During a Capitol press conference, Missouri Health Department Director Randall Williams explains if the […]

Life Flight Helicopter

Passenger of truck life-flighted to Research Hospital after being struck by vehicle

A Lexington man received serious injuries when he got out of a truck and was hit by the vehicle when the driver accidentally accelerated. Sixty-year-old Ronald Mings, a passenger in the truck, was flown by medical helicopter to Research Hospital in Kansas City. The accident happened Saturday afternoon south of Richmond as the truck was […]

Accidental Shooting

Accidental shooting near Spickard sends man to KC hospital via air ambulance

Grundy County Sheriff Rodney Herring reports a man from an area northwest of Spickard sustained a non-life-threatening injury after accidentally shooting himself on January 28th. An ambulance transported the man to the Trenton Airport before an air ambulance took him to a Kansas City hospital. The individual said he was putting a flashlight on a […]

Waverunner Watercraft accident

5-year-old injured after accidentally starting watercraft on Thomas Hill Lake

The Missouri Highway Patrol reports a five-year-old Denver, Colorado girl was seriously hurt when she accidentally started a personal watercraft and the vessel hit a dock in southwestern Macon County. The child was taken to University Hospital in Columbia. The accident happened late Saturday afternoon on a private dock at Thomas Hill Lake approximately three […]

Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Missouri Care Insurance accidentally sends letter to patients stating physicians are no longer “In-Network”

Carroll County Memorial Hospital was notified today that patients insured with Missouri Care insurance are receiving letters stating that certain providers will no longer be classified as “In-Network.” The providers listed in the letter include Dr. Horine, Dr. Ross, Dr. Reid, Tara Swan, and Greg Stafford from Jefferson Medical Group.  According to hospital officials, the […]

National Law Enforcement Memorial

Fallen Trenton police officer to have name added to National Law Enforcement Memorial

One of Trenton’s fallen law enforcement officers will have his name placed on the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial May 13th. The Trenton Police Department was notified that an application was approved to honor Deputy City Marshal Richard Blew, pending the exact wording to be on the wall. The department reports that information indicates Blew […]

Accidental Shooting

Accidental shooting at Leisure Lake sends 13-year-old to Children’s Mercy Hospital

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department reports it’s been actively investigating an accidental shooting at Leisure Lake on Saturday. Sheriff Rodney Herring said a 13-year-old boy received a non-life-threatening wound at his home. The name of the youth was not released due to his juvenile status. According to the sheriff’s office, the youth was laying in […]

Deadly Shooting

Missouri college student dead, another student arrested in on-campus shooting

A University of Central Missouri college student in western Missouri’s Warrensburg has died from getting shot Monday afternoon at an on-campus apartment building. The school’s Twitter page says campus police responded to a report Monday afternoon of a gun accidentally firing. Stephon Abron of eastern Missouri’s St. Charles was killed. Jeremy Manley is accused of […]

Electric Space Heater

Audio: Missouri State Fire Marshal reminder to be careful with space heaters

Space heaters cause 80-percent of fatal home heating-related fires each year in the U.S.   State Fire Marshal Tim Bean says they should not be left unattended and recommends leaving at least three feet of space between the heater and flammable items. Bean says the cold weather is a good reminder to check your smoke detectors. […]

Hunting accident

Three killed in weekend hunting accidents during opening of deer season

Three deaths reported as hunting accidents in Missouri over the weekend are under investigation with one fatal incident near Atlanta. The Macon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a rifle that allegedly fired accidentally and killed an Illinois hunter Sunday afternoon. A news release reports 70-year-old Charles Bark and other hunters were preparing to go hunting […]

Livingston County Sheriff Website

Chillicothe man arrested on burglary and property damage charges

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports one person was arrested and charged following an investigation of a burglary and property damage at a home on LIV Road 228. Thirty-one-year-old Cody Lee Whiteside of Chillicothe was arrested for alleged burglary and property damage. Bond on a charge of second-degree burglary was initially placed at five thousand […]