Local Emergency Planning Committee

Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee tackles busy agenda

The Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee this week discussed preparations for the Missouri Day Festival. Preparations will be similar to past years with volunteers staffing the Emergency Operations Center and assist with traffic and the parade route. Bill Brinton with Region H Hazmat brought lights for use at the festival as requested. He reported […]

House Fire

Fire destroys home at Roach Lake south of Chillicothe

A residence at Roach Lake is considered a total loss after a fire on Wednesday morning. The fire is under investigation by the Missouri State Fire Marshal. Chillicothe Fire Chief Eric Reeter reports the residence, owned by Tracy Englert, was fully involved in fire when the Chillicothe Fire Department arrived and requested Dawn, Hale, Wheeling, […]

Trooper Matthew Neely awarded Medal of Valor by Governor Parson

Governor awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2018

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 18 first responders and 6 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions in 2018. The awards are the state’s highest recognition for first responders working as individuals and as members of teams during critical incidents. The civilians were honored for taking on extreme risks […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of October 7, 2019

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in northern Missouri for the week of Oct. 7 – 13. Continued flooding may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region such as pothole patching, […]

Gas Tax

Missouri Lt. Governor says Missourians to decide if gasoline tax increase is needed

The state’s lieutenant governor says Missourians will have to decide whether a gasoline tax increase is needed. Missouri’s 17-cent gasoline tax has remained the same since 1996. Last November, voters rejected a proposed ten-cent gas tax increase. At his campaign announcement, last week at Jefferson City’s Memorial Park, Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe (R) told the audience […]

Norfolk Southern collapsed into the Grand River in Brunswick

Audio: Norfolk Southern suspends train service in northern Missouri due to Brunswick bridge collapse

Norfolk Southern has suspended train service between northern Missouri’s Moberly and Kansas City, because of the collapse of the heavily-traveled railroad bridge over the Grand River in Brunswick. The bridge washed out, after a debris strike caused by heavy rain. Brunswick emergency management director Brent Dickerson tells our Moberly affiliate KWIX that trains could be […]

General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site

General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home to host public information meeting

Representatives from Missouri State Parks invite the public to an informational meeting about General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home and Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Sites at 6 p.m., Wednesday, October 16, 2019m, at the Pershing Memorial Museum and Leadership Archives building at 900 Ausmus St., Laclede.  Representatives from the sites will be on […]

Job Opening or Now Hiring or Employment

Audio: Surge in construction jobs in Missouri leads to shortage of workers for MoDOT based jobs

There’s a surge in construction jobs in Missouri- especially to fix roads and bridges-thanks to federal and state support this year. Between July and August, the state gained 2,300 construction jobs, but while there’s a surge in opportunities- there’s a shortage of workers in the state filling these jobs. Eddie Welsh, the chief operating officer […]

Road Closed leading to bridge

Audio: Even with new funding, Missouri is far behind on road and bridge repairs

Critical bridge repair is getting underway around the state – spurred by the first installment of state money to MoDot, says agency Director Patrick McKenna.     Those projects are boosting construction hiring in the state, making Missouri one of the busiest builders in the nation in August, however, MoDOT Director McKenna says, the state is […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA approves state’s request to add 14 additional counties to disaster declaration

The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved Missouri’s request to expand the federal major disaster declaration for Missouri to include assistance for local governments and nonprofit agencies in 14 additional counties and the City of St. Louis. FEMA’s approval means Benton, Boone, Callaway, Clay, Cooper, Dunklin, Gasconade, Howard, Lafayette, Lincoln, Pulaski, Scott, St. Charles, and St. […]

Accident-Crash graphic

Three teenagers from Salisbury injured when car crashes into creek

The Highway Patrol reports three Salisbury teens sustained minor injuries when a car ran off a bridge and landed in a creek three miles southwest of Marceline early Saturday morning at approximately 1:40 am. The driver 17-year-old Alyssa Johnson and passengers 18-year-old Kassie Johnson and 17-year-old Brittney Tweedy were transported by ambulance to Pershing Memorial […]