Safer Streets

Safer Streets Initiative leads to over 500 charges in first two years

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that, to date, his Safer Streets Initiative, which was launched in early 2019, has resulted in 516 charges against 289 defendants across the state. Additionally, 356 firearms have been taken off the streets as a result of the initiative.   “Since taking office, prosecuting violent crime in Missouri’s major […]

Deadly Crash

Man who had pickup hit by train last week dies in hospital

The highway patrol, in updating an accident report from last week, reported the death of the driver whose pickup slid into the path of a train in Chariton County. Sixty-year-old Leland Linneman of Salisbury died Friday at the University Hospital in Columbia. The crash happened two days earlier on Wednesday, February 17th on Cal Hubbard […]

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Marceline man identified as suspect who died Friday night in Livingston County officer-involved shooting

The highway patrol troop office in St. Joseph on Monday morning released the name of the suspect who was shot and killed Friday night east of Chillicothe. The death occurred when the suspect was sitting in a deputy’s vehicle following a single-vehicle accident on Highway 36. The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victim as […]

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Missouri reports 410 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 24-hour period ending Sunday morning

On Sunday morning, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported an additional 410 confirmed cases of COVID19 in the state in the 24-hour reporting period from Saturday, bringing the total to 475,000 cases since testing began. The daily average of new cases in the seven-day period ending Thursday was 450. During that same […]

Friedrich Karl Berger (1959)

WWII Nazi concentration camp guard removed to Germany

A Tennessee resident with German citizenship was removed to Germany for participating in Nazi-sponsored acts of persecution while serving as an armed guard at a Nazi concentration camp in 1945. In February 2020, Friedrich Karl Berger, 95, was ordered removed from the U.S. based on his participation in Nazi-sponsored persecution while serving in Nazi Germany […]

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Sullivan County Health Department reports additional COVID-related death

Sullivan County Health Department reported one additional death related to COVID-19 raising the total number of death to 15. The number of active cases has dropped to two and the total number of cases since testing began at 847 for Sullivan County. The Sullivan County report on Thursday night also shows 845 confirmed cases have […]

Traffic Fatalities

Audio: Nearly 1,000 people died in Missouri traffic crashes in 2020

The State Highway Patrol reports 989 lives were lives in Missouri traffic crashes in 2020, up from 881 in 2019. The Missouri Department of Transportation says the preliminary reporting indicates a 12% increase compared to 2019. MoDOT says despite traffic volumes in the state being significantly lower for most of 2020, Missouri experienced its largest […]

Coronavirus

Livingston County Health Center reporting 10 new cases of COVID-19

The Livingston County Health Center reports 10 new COVID-19 cases since February 11th, bringing the total to 1,426. Active cases dropped by four to 19. Sixteen of the active cases are in the community and three are facility actives. Current hospitalizations went up by four to 12. Fifty-one COVID-19-related deaths have been reported for Livingston […]

Coronavirus Update

Grundy County Health Department reports COVID-19 related death bringing total to 40

The Grundy County Health Department reports another COVID-19-related death since February 11th, bringing the total to 40. Active cases dropped by 10 to five. Total cases increased by four to 1,050. Eight hundred nine cases have been confirmed. Health Department Administrator Elizabeth Gibson notes the health department will continue its second dose COVID-19 vaccine clinics […]

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Biden backs reparations study, as House Democrats push for commission

(Missouri Independent) – The White House on Wednesday indicated that President Joe Biden would support studying reparations for slavery, the same day that House Democrats held a hearing on legislation that would set up a reparations commission. But White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stopped short of saying Biden would sign the bill under consideration […]