Accident involving alcohol

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 […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

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 […]

Missouri Department of Higher Education website

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 […]

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Website

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 […]

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 […]