18-Wheel truck big rig

Big rig hits car and overturns on Highway 36

The Highway Patrol reports a Bethany woman sustained moderate injuries when a semi-truck struck a car, and the car overturned about two miles west of Stewartsville on Wednesday afternoon. An ambulance transported 55-year-old Cindy Hayes to Mosaic Life Care in Saint Joseph. Truck driver 24-year-old Cody Kistner-Munson of Lathrop was reported as not injured. The […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

One month remains to register for disaster assistance in Missouri

Missouri residents and business owners affected by the April 29–July 5 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding have until September 9 to apply for federal disaster assistance. Disaster assistance is available from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration, the federal government’s primary source of funding for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. There are […]

Police pursuit

Police pursuit of motorcycle ends in crash

A Lathrop man being pursued by Plattsburg police was hurt when he lost control of the motorcycle he was operating. Thirty-two-year-old Michael Johnston was taken to Liberty Hospital with minor injuries. The crash happened early Saturday six miles east of Lathrop on Highway 116 at Highway 69 when the eastbound motorcycle went out of control […]

Social Media Addiction

Legislation introduced to curb social media addiction

Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced legislation to curb addictive and deceptive techniques that tech giants use to exploit users. The Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology (SMART) Act would ban certain features that are designed to be addictive, would require choice parity for consent, and would give users the power to monitor their time spent on […]

Ambulance with Medic Symbol (accident)

Pattonsburg man injured in UTV crash

A Pattonsburg man was injured when he fell out of the bed area of a utility vehicle as it was traveled down a large rock pile. Twenty-two-year-old Jared Teel received moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to Mosiac Life Care of St. Joseph. The driver of the UTV, 19-year-old Tanner Teel of Pattonsburg, was […]

Two People Swimming in Lake

Be a safe swimmer this Summer

Warm temperatures attract people of all ages to Missouri’s many lakes or rivers to go swimming and to cool off. Beating the heat in this manner is part of summer. “It’s fun to go swimming,” said Captain Matthew C. Walz, director of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Water Patrol Division, “but understanding the risks and […]