St. Joseph man dies in ultralight plane crash near Route JJ in Buchanan County

At approximately 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, December 2, 2017, the Missouri State Highway Patrol received a report from the Buchanan County Communication Center of a small aircraft that crashed approximately four miles south of St. Joseph, Missouri, in Buchanan County. Members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Department, and emergency rescue […]

Drug Bust

Drug bust in Clinton County nets 4-1/2 pounds of marijuana and a host of other drugs

After a five to six month investigation, numerous arrests were made this week by authorities working in Clinton County. It was described as a large sweep of alleged narcotics dealers and according to law enforcement officials, fourteen original arrests were made, a search warrant was served, and several others were arrested as a result of […]

Sobriety Check Point

Missouri Highway Patrol to conduct sobriety checkpoint in May

The commanding officer of Troop H, of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, has announced that sometime during the month of May, Troop H will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Buchanan County and a DWI saturation in Andrew County. The areas selected for enforcement are based on a high number of drinking-related crashes, the high number […]

Bridge on Highway

MoDOT schedules several bridge inspections this week

In-depth under-bridge inspections are part of the Missouri Department of Transportation’s program of inspection, repair, and maintenance of the more than 10,000 bridges across the state. This program ensures the bridges are kept in the best possible condition for as long as possible for all those that travel across Missouri’s roadways. Several bridges in Northwest […]

Accident

Cameron teen falls asleep, crashes into rear of big rig

A Cameron teenager was injured yesterday when his vehicle struck the rear of a tractor trailer one mile north of Easton in Buchanan County. The Highway Patrol listed 18-year-old Dakota Morris with minor injuries.  The Highway Patrol listed 18-year-old Dakota Morris with minor injuries and was transported by private vehicle to Mosaic Life Care of St. […]

St. Joseph man sentenced to 15 years in prison for role in meth distribution

A St. Joseph, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for role in a large-scale conspiracy that distributed more than 15 kilograms of methamphetamine in St. Joseph and across a four-state region. Shannon Wayne Martinez, also known as “Big Homie,” 39, of St. Joseph, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays to […]

MoDOT road work schedule for North Missouri

The following is a listing of general highway maintenance and construction work in the Northwest Missouri region planned for the week of Feb. 29 – March 6 from the Missouri Department of Transportation. In addition to the work listed below, there may be pothole patching, brush cutting, guardrail repairs and other road work conducted throughout […]