Missouri State Highway Patrol Website New 2021 (MSHP)

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports on July 4 holiday statistics, including 7 fatalities

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the following 2021 July Fourth holiday statistics: 2021 July Fourth Holiday Traffic Statistics Troopers worked 312 traffic crashes, which included 124 injuries and all seven fatalities. Troopers also made 144 DWI arrests and 81 drug arrests over the holiday weekend. 2021 July Fourth Holiday Boating Statistics Troopers worked 12 […]

Audio: Missouri State Highway Patrol recommends caution this weekend for drivers and boaters.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol wants to remind Missourians that thunderstorms are expected to continue over the next several days, which may lead to flooding in certain areas. Flooding, especially flash flooding, is dangerous and can be fatal. Drivers and boaters are encouraged to make smart decisions.     Drivers Drivers are urged to avoid […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort (CARE) (MSHP

Missouri State Highway Patrol to participate in “Operation CARE” on July Fourth holiday weekend

The July Fourth weekend is a great opportunity to enjoy one of Missouri’s national parks, recreational opportunities, lakes, and rivers, 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. Safety should be at the top of […]

MoDOT painting lines on roads and highways

Seasonal road striping operations underway, so watch out for slow-moving paint crews

Road striping operations are in progress throughout the state and the Missouri Department of Transportation is urging motorists to use caution when encountering work crews. Drivers may come upon slow-moving caravans of trucks refreshing the lines on the roadway at various locations in the state through August. “Stripes are refreshed periodically for the safety of […]

Motorcycle Crash

Laclede man crashes motorcycle near Keytesville; life-flighted to University of Missouri Hospital

A Laclede man sustained serious injuries when the motorcycle he drove overturned six miles north of Keytesville on Friday morning, June 11. An air ambulance transported 64-year-old Franklin Pope to the University of Missouri Hospital with serious injuries. The motorcycle traveled north on Highway 5 before it lost control on a curve, ran off the […]

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Multiple health departments notified of COVID positive individuals who attended Ashes to Beauty Conference

The Mercer County, Grundy County, and Tri-County health departments have been notified of COVID-19 positive individuals who attended the Ashes to Beauty Conference in Roach, Missouri on June 4 through 6. The staff members of the health departments are working together to identify, isolate, and quarantine individuals who may have been exposed. It is recommended […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Website New 2021 (MSHP)

Troopers to focus on seat belts and child restraints in Harrison and Gentry counties

The Highway Patrol announces two operations in Harrison and Gentry counties. Troopers will focus on seat belt and child restraint violations during a Click It or Ticket operation on June 4. A hazardous moving operation will be on June 6. Troopers will focus on violations that contribute to traffic crashes, such as speed, lane violations, […]

Man With A Knife

Disturbance at Chillicothe business results in arrest of a man making threats with a “bladed weapon”

A report of a disturbance at a business in the 200 block of West Business Highway 36 in Chillicothe the evening of June 1st led to an arrest. Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel reports an investigation revealed one subject had threatened another with a bladed weapon. Forty-nine-year-old Walter Franklin Spunaugle has been charged with second-degree […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Website New 2021 (MSHP)

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports six traffic fatalities, one boating fatality, and one drowning over Memorial Day weekend

Six people died in traffic crashes over the 2021 Memorial Day weekend counting period of 6 p.m., Friday, May 28, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 31, 2021. Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers investigated the following over the 2021 Memorial Day holiday weekend: Traffic Statistics Crashes — 270 Injuries — 82 Fatalities — 4 DWI — […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Website New 2021 (MSHP)

Missouri State Highway Patrol: “Every available trooper to be out enforcing traffic laws during Memorial Day weekend”

The Patrol will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness Reduction Effort) during the long holiday weekend. This means every available trooper will be on the road enforcing traffic laws and assisting motorists. Over the 2020 Memorial Day holiday weekend, 10 people died, and 444 were injured in 1,081 traffic crashes. Last year, troopers made […]

Motorcycle Crash

Two injured when motorcycle crashes near Carrollton; driver accused of DWI

Residents of Carrollton and Mendon were injured Saturday evening when a motorcycle overturned near Carrollton. The operator, 59-year old Terry Crawford of Carrollton, received serious injuries, while the passenger, 21-year old Skylar Walker of Mendon, received moderate injuries. Both were taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. The northbound motorcycle went off the right […]

Fugitive takes pursuit off-road, crashes vehicle, then flees into timber before being tracked down by authorities

Fugitive takes pursuit off-road, crashes vehicle, then flees into timber before being tracked down by authorities

Chillicothe Police Department K-9 Enoch and Handler Sergeant Jeremiah Grider assisted the Carrollton Police Department in finding a fugitive on April 30th. The Carrollton Police reports 50-year-old Steven Bittiker of Carrollton was taken into custody after a pursuit and is being held pending formal charges. He was wanted on outstanding felony warrants. The suspect allegedly […]