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Two injured in crash on Brunswick Street in Chillicothe

Assistant Chillicothe Police Chief Rick Sampsel reports two drivers sustained injuries in a two-vehicle head-on traffic crash in the 500 block of Brunswick Street the night of Friday, September 11th. Emergency medical services transported one of the drivers for treatment. The northbound vehicle allegedly crossed into the path of the southbound vehicle before the crash. […]

2020 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest winners announced

An astonishing photo featuring a rural Missouri barn standing strong following a storm is the Best in Show for the 2020 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest, hosted by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The photograph, submitted by Christine Peper of Jefferson City, Mo., was chosen from nearly 1,000 photos submitted by amateur photographers from […]

Flooded Farm Grain Bins

Audio: Northern Missouri Congressman Sam Graves focusing on flooding and levees

A congressman who represents north Missouri on Capitol Hill warns that northwest Missouri is still suffering from flooding and that there’s a lot of damage to infrastructure. U.S. Rep. Sam Graves traveled from his Atchison County farm to Jefferson City this week to file for re-election to his 11th term. Graves is the longest-serving Republican […]

Flooded Farm Grain Bins

Local, state, and federal agencies partner to host public meetings to help farmers get flood ready for 2020

Over 1.4 million acres of Missouri farmland went unplanted in 2019 due to flooding and excessive rain, according to the Missouri Department of Agriculture.   Nearly a year later, farmers across the state are still struggling to rebuild their operations. Many roads and bridges still are in need of reconstruction, and crop insurance may be […]

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 […]

Offenders filling sand bags

Department of Corrections contributes labor and funds to help flood and storm victims

When storms and floods struck the state in the spring and summer of 2019, the Missouri Department of Corrections staff and offenders invested long workdays and hard-earned dollars to help fellow Missourians. Supervised by staff working extra hours outside their usual shifts, more than 350 offenders from Missouri prisons contributed 1,548 workdays to flood relief, filling and placing […]

Disaster Declaration

Missouri requests second federal disaster declaration this year in response to flooding and tornadoes

Acting on behalf of Governor Mike Parson, Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe requested that President Donald Trump issue a major disaster declaration to assist residents and businesses in 41 Missouri counties that have been hard hit by flooding, tornadoes, and severe storms beginning on April 29 and continuing throughout the spring. “Historic long-term flooding continues to devastate families, businesses, […]

Missouri National Guard

Governor Parson activates Missouri National Guard to assist in fighting flooded areas

Governor Mike Parson has activated the Missouri National Guard as the state continues to respond to damaging flooding, tornadoes, and severe storms and remains under the threat of additional flooding and severe storms this week. “I have directed Major General Steve Danner to begin moving our Missouri Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen to locations where they will […]