4th of July Holiday Weekend Traffic Statistics (MSHP)

Five fatalities, 294 crashes reported over 4th of July Holiday Weekend

Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers worked 294 traffic crashes, which included 107 injuries and all five fatalities. Troopers also made 139 DWI arrests and 126 drug arrests over the holiday weekend. 2020 July Fourth Holiday Boating Statistics Troopers worked nine boating crashes, which included four injuries and zero fatalities. Troopers made six BWI arrests and […]

House Fire

House fully engulfed when Chillicothe firefighters arrive on scene at 112 Trenton Road

The Chillicothe Fire Department reports a house caught fire before sunrise on Monday morning about 5:20 am at 112 Trenton Road near Danner Park. The single-story, wood-frame house, believed to be vacant, was fully involved when firefighters arrived. A fire engine and ladder truck were connected to nearby hydrants with the ladder truck deploying an […]

Border Wall between United States and Mexico

Man who escaped Missouri halfway house caught crossing Mexican border into California

A man who escaped from a Springfield, Missouri, halfway house 17 months ago pleaded guilty in federal court after being caught crossing the border from Mexico into San Diego, California. Benjamin E. Garnica, 34, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to escaping from federal custody. Garnica was sentenced on March 20, 2014, […]

Prison Sentence

Chicago man caught driving in north Missouri with drugs sentenced to 15-years in prison

A Chicago, Illinois, man who was arrested while driving through northern Missouri was sentenced in federal court for possessing nearly a kilogram of methamphetamine to distribute. Kevin M. Phyfiher, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 15 years in federal prison without parole. On Oct. 29, 2019, Phyfiher pleaded guilty to one […]

Fiery Crash Accident MSHP

Big rig destroyed by fire after crashing on Interstate 35

The highway patrol reports a Cameron truck driver was injured Monday night when the large truck he was driving struck two Interstate 35 guardrails and a concrete bridge rail in Clinton County, then caught on fire. Sixty-five-year-old Aaron Walker received moderate injuries and after initially refusing medical treatment at the scene, Walker sought medical attention […]

Grass Fires

No rest for Grundy County Rural Fire Department as they battle multiple fires

Grundy County rural firefighters continuously battled grass fires Saturday from late morning until late afternoon. Grundy County Rural Fire Chief Kenny Roberts said that it included battling two to three fires at the same time. Four brush trucks, two pumpers, and a tanker truck were used during the approximate six-hour period. There were no injuries […]

Police Chase

McFall man facing multiple charges following high-speed pursuit in Harrison and Daviess Counties

A McFall man facing several charges after an alleged pursuit in Harrison and Daviess counties earlier this month voluntarily waived a preliminary hearing in the Associate Division of Harrison County on Wednesday. Online court information shows William Stanley Perkins’s case was certified to Division One, and arraignment is scheduled for Thursday, January 23rd. He has […]

Charges Filed

Charges filed in Harrison County against McFall man following police pursuit

Charges have been filed in Harrison County against a McFall man following an alleged pursuit in Harrison and Daviess counties, single-vehicle accident, and arrest by the Highway Patrol Wednesday night. Online court information shows 49-year-old William Stanley Perkins has been charged with the felonies of first degree tampering with a motor vehicle; resisting arrest, detention, […]