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Missouri State Highway Patrol: “Every available trooper to be out enforcing traffic laws during Memorial Day weekend”

The Patrol will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness Reduction Effort) during the long holiday weekend. This means every available trooper will be on the road enforcing traffic laws and assisting motorists. Over the 2020 Memorial Day holiday weekend, 10 people died, and 444 were injured in 1,081 traffic crashes. Last year, troopers made […]

SUV Accident

Three children, ages 7, 3 and 1, escape injury in crash on Livingston County Route D

A resident of Bosworth was injured but three children, ages seven and younger escaped injury in a single-vehicle accident Wednesday on Livingston County Route D, two miles north of Avalon. Injuries were moderate for 25-year-old Maddison Schenk who was taken by emergency medical services to the Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. The patrol listed three […]

Children playing on floor

Missouri Children’s Division grapple with 80% turnover rate among welfare workers

Missouri has about an 80% turnover rate among child welfare workers on the front lines handling child abuse and neglect cases. They are the ones out there investigating the 60,000 reports made each year through the state’s child abuse and neglect hotline. They are also handling the cases involving the roughly 13,700 foster kids in […]

School Safety

Students will be safer as required background checks on school volunteers becomes state law

A new state law will help protect children at their schools as beginning August 28, school volunteers will be required to undergo criminal background checks before being left alone with children. Auditor Galloway pushed for the new law after her audit of the state’s sexual offender registration program found background checks were mandatory for school employees, […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol to participate in “Operation CARE” Memorial Day Weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol will participate in Operation CARE (Crash Awareness Reduction Effort) during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. This year’s fatality counting period for the holiday weekend begins the evening of May 24th at 6 o’clock and ends the night of May 27th at 11:59. Every available trooper will be on the road […]

Accident

Four injured, including two children, in two-vehicle crash south of Eagleville

Snow on Interstate 35 in northern Harrison County on Saturday night contributed to a two-vehicle accident which injured four people four miles south of Eagleville. The highway patrol reports a pickup truck northbound on I-35 went out of control on the snow-covered road, crossed the median, and traveled into the path of a southbound sports […]

Child Safety

Northeast Missouri Alliance for Passenger Education to hold Safety Saturday

The Kirksville Fire Department and the Adair County Ambulance District will help promote child passenger safety with the Northeast Missouri Alliance for Passenger Education and Safety Saturday. They will be at the Kirksville Motor Company at 3607 North Baltimore Street in Kirksville from 11 o’clock that morning to 2 o’clock that afternoon. Certified Child Passenger […]