MSHP Cruiser and Boat

Audio: Every available Missouri state trooper to be on the road and water this Memorial Day weekend

You’ll notice extra Missouri state troopers on the road throughout the long Memorial Day weekend. Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain John Hotz describes the holiday weekend as the unofficial start of the summer season. “We know that a lot of people are ready to get out and enjoy the outdoors and travel is part of […]

Automated Flagger

Drivers urged to slow down and pay attention as MoDOT ramps up construction

“I don’t remember taking the hit…” Retired MoDOT employee Mark Fresen only recalls the moments before a truck side-swiped the truck-mounted attenuator—or TMA—he was driving in a St. Louis work zone, crushing in the cab and pinning him inside. But it was an experience he’ll likely never forget. “When I woke up, I know someone […]

Farmers Market

Farmers market vendors prep for season amid COVID-19 concerns

University of Missouri Extension food safety specialist Londa Nwadike says that, right now, science is on the side of produce growers.  “There is currently no evidence that the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, has been transmitted through food or food packaging,” said Nwadike, who has dual extension appointments with MU and Kansas State University. That’s […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Trenton man crashes on 9th Street striking utility pole and residence

The Trenton Police Department reports a Trenton man was treated for minor injuries after a sport utility vehicle struck a utility pole and residence at 1201 East Ninth Street Wednesday. Emergency medical services transported 46-year-old Ryan Paul Massey to Wright Memorial Hospital where a voluntary blood sample was later collected. The SUV traveled west on […]

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Chillicothe Fire Department responds to apartment fire on Clay Street

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to a fire at an apartment building at 504 Clay Street on Friday night. Firefighter/Paramedic Lyle Lowe reports the department found smoke located on the backside of the building owned by Ernie and Dee Akers. Firefighters discovered a pile of spilled wood ashes from an outside wood stove had fallen […]

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Icy roads injure two in separate crashes on Highway 11

The Highway Patrol reports two individuals sustained injuries in separate accidents on Highway 11 seven miles east of Kirksville Friday morning caused by ice. A private vehicle transported 20-year-old Tyler Findling of Greentop to the Northeast Regional Medical Center of Kirksville after the first accident around 6 o’clock. Findling drove a pickup truck east on […]

Driver Falls Asleep At The Wheel

Milan man falls asleep at the wheel in SUV, crashes west of Novinger

Two Milan residents were hurt early Sunday when a compact sport utility vehicle overturned on highway 6 west of Novinger. The driver, 23-year old Devin Moss, received moderate injuries while a passenger, 21-year old Caleb Meseke received minor injuries. Both were taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. The crash took place one mile […]