Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri Highway Patrol reports 9 fatalities over Thanksgiving holiday

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports nine people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period–from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2018, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 25, 2018. The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated the following: 2018 Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Statistics Crashes ─ 587 Injuries ─ 108 Fatalities ─ 9 DWI ─ 86 Drug Arrests ─ 67 […]

Fiery Crash Accident MSHP

Audio: Fiery crash on I-55 in southeast Missouri kills Florida trucker

State troopers say a Florida truck driver has been killed in that fiery, multi-vehicle crash last weekend on I-55 in southeast Missouri. Reporter Brittany Jacob at Missourinet television partner KFVS reports two tractor-trailers and four other vehicles were involved in the crash, which happened in New Madrid County.     KFVS reports Florida truck driver […]

Congested Roads (traffic)

Impaired and Impatient: Traffic Trifecta around Thanksgiving holiday presents problems for motorists

As thousands of Missouri drivers travel home to spend Thanksgiving with family and friends this week, the Missouri Department of Transportation is urging them to exercise patience, caution and good judgment behind the wheel. The holiday week brings a trifecta of concerns to the roadway, including impaired driving, distracted driving, and heavy interstate congestion. The […]

Fatal Crash

Brookfield woman killed in UTV crash on Joel Drive

A Brookfield resident was fatally injured early Sunday when the UTV she was operating went off the road east of Brookfield. Forty-nine-year-old Sharese Tollerton of Brookfield was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before 8 o’clock Sunday morning, approximately seven hours after the accident was believed to have occurred two miles east of Brookfield on […]

NCMC - North Central Missouri College

North Central Missouri College waiving application fees until end of November

The admissions department at North Central Missouri College has announced: “No-Fee November” for the remainder of the month. Future students may submit their NCMC application free of charge for the following upcoming terms: Spring 2019, Summer 2019, or Fall 2019. Those interested in applying during “No Fee November” simply need to email the admissions department for […]

Pheasants and Quail Forever

Pheasants and Quail Forever encouraging farmers and ranchers to consider pollinator habitat

With a November 16 deadline approaching, Pheasants and Quail Forever is encouraging farmers and ranchers to consider utilizing a federal program that provides financial and technical assistance to establish habitat that benefits Monarch butterflies and other wildlife. Jake Swafford, Coordinating Wildlife Biologist, said the Monarch Initiative administered by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) […]

Harrison County Horses Rescued

Animal cruelty task force rescues 16 horses in Harrison County

The Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force reports it has rescued 16 “severely malnourished” horses from a 16-acre property in Harrison County. The horses were in paddocks and pastures with no vegetation and had no on-site veterinary care. When rescuers arrived at the property, officials found a downed horse in critical condition that was […]