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La Plata man life-flighted to Columbia after crashing on Highway 63

A La Plata resident received serious injuries when the pickup truck he was driving traveled off Highway 63 in Macon County, striking a field entrance and an embankment. Thirty-year-old Tyler McHenry was taken to Samaritan Hospital in Macon, then flown by medical helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia The accident crash happened early Sunday, one […]

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Video: Lawmakers introduce bill to subject Major League Baseball to antitrust Laws

U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) have introduced a bill to remove the antitrust exemption that has been in place for Major League Baseball to subject them to existing law. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), with over 20 cosponsors, has produced companion legislation in the House. “MLB […]

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Biden Administration to suggest model ‘red flag’ gun laws for states

(Missouri Independent) – The Department of Justice will distribute model “red flag” legislation to states so they can enact laws that would allow courts to temporarily remove a firearm from an individual who is distressed, according to senior Biden administration officials. “The president will not wait for Congress to act before the administration takes our […]

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Biden calls on U.S. Senate to act on background checks after Colorado mass shooting

(Missouri Independent) – President Joe Biden on Tuesday urged the U.S. Senate to immediately pass legislation to close loopholes on background checks for guns and to ban assault weapons, following a mass shooting that killed 10 at a Colorado supermarket. “This should not be a partisan issue,” Biden said. “This is an American issue.” Biden’s […]

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Two leaders of Gangster Disciples sentenced to prison

Two leaders of the national gang the Gangster Disciples were sentenced today for a racketeering conspiracy involving murder. Shauntay Craig, aka Shake, 42, of Birmingham, Alabama, was sentenced to 40 years in prison. Craig pleaded guilty in August 2019 to racketeering conspiracy involving murder and drug trafficking. Donald Glass, aka Smurf, 30, of Decatur, Georgia, […]

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Biden wants mask mandates nationwide: ‘We can save tens of thousands of lives’

(Missouri Independent) – President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus response plan seeks to put a national mask mandate in place by calling on all governors to require face coverings in their states. It’s a move that public health experts say could dramatically reduce the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths. But putting wider mask laws in place […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation to offer dove clinic and hunt in Macon County

The Missouri Department of Conservation has partnered with the Missouri Disabled Sportsmen to offer a dove clinic and hunt in Macon County for youth and mobility-impaired hunters. The free event for disabled hunters and/or youth ages 11 to 17 years old will be held at the Atlanta Conservation Area on September 12th from 8 to […]

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UTV crash injures 3; driver later arrested for driving while intoxicated

Three people were hurt Saturday night in northern Macon County when a utility terrain vehicle ran off a country road and overturned three miles south of Gifford on Festival Avenue. A passenger, 21-year old Justin Adams of La Plata received serious injuries while another passenger, 21-year old Tristan Collier of Atlanta, Missouri received moderate injuries. […]

Motorcycle Crash

Atlanta man injured after being ejected from dirt bike on Island Avenue

The Highway Patrol reports an Atlanta, Missouri man sustained moderate injuries as a result of being ejected from the dirt bike he drove three miles west of Atlanta Thursday morning. An ambulance transported 39-year-old Michael Nay to the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. The dirt bike traveled west on Island Avenue before losing control, […]

Life Flight Helicopter

Two seriously injured in one-car crash west of Elmer

The Highway Patrol reports two men sustained serious injuries in a one-car accident one mile west of Elmer on Monday evening. An air ambulance transported driver 43-year-old Brandon True of Kirksville to the University Hospital of Columbia, and an ambulance transported passenger 22-year-old Augustus Allen of Atlanta, Missouri to the University Hospital. The car traveled […]

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Trenton Building and Nuisance Board identifies seven properties for demolition

Seven houses are scheduled to be demolished following actions Monday night of the Trenton Building and Nuisance Board and the Trenton City Council. Those locations include 1409 Lulu belonging to Russell and Bea Shaw; 701 East 6th Street – property of Jim and Mary Drake; 1314 Norton belonging to Bret and Penny Buswell; as well […]

Hepatitis A

Over 400 cases reported statewide in Hepatitis A outbreak in Missouri

From September 15, 2017, to August 20, 2019, there have been 414 hepatitis A outbreak-associated cases in 35 Missouri counties. Of the cases reported, there have been 233 hepatitis A outbreak-associated hospitalizations and 2 hepatitis A outbreak-associated deaths. The disease appears to be spreading through direct person-to-person contact, mostly among people who use illicit injection […]

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Robin Wenneker appointed to Coordinating Board for Higher Education

Governor Mike Parson announced the appointment of Robin Wenneker to the Coordinating Board for Higher Education  Wenneker, Columbia, is the managing partner for her family-owned multi-county property management company with farm, rental and raw landholdings. She previously worked with Marketing Mix, the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games, and Procter & Gamble. “I am honored to serve in […]

Traffic Accident

Atlanta teen crashes UTV, transported to Columbia with serious injuries

The Highway Patrol reports an Atlanta teen sustained serious injuries when a utility task vehicle overturned on private property in Atlanta Monday evening. An ambulance transported 15-year-old Hayley Berry to the University Hospital of Columbia with serious injuries. Berry drove the UTV south at 518 West Marion Street before she reportedly swerved to avoid an […]

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Four area students are finalist in Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation national scholarship

Four high school students from this area are in the running for a national scholarship offered by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. Announced as 2019 semifinalists for the scholarship are Werthen Gass of Trenton, Kylie Willett of Princeton, Mardee Sadowksy of North Harrison at Eagleville, and Sydney Baxter of Chillicothe High School. Those four are among […]