Bridge Work

Grand River bridge south of Chillicothe to be narrowed to one lane

A rehabilitation project on the Grand River Bridge on Highway 65 south of Chillicothe is scheduled to begin a new phase next week. Contractors from Radmacher Brothers Excavating Company, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, will narrow the bridge to one lane beginning Monday morning, April 13, 2020, at 7 o’clock. The first portion […]

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Big rig travels into path of car on Highway 36 injuring Cameron woman and 12-year-old girl

Two Cameron residents sustained injuries when a subcompact car struck the towed unit of a tractor-trailer at Highway 36 and Mitchell Avenue in Chillicothe on Friday night. The driver of the car, 47-year-old Brandi Newcomer, and passenger, a 12-year-old girl, were taken by ambulance to Hedrick Medical Center. The Patrol called the girl’s injuries moderate […]

Motorcycle Police Chase or Pursuit

Motorcycle pursuit ends with arrest of two; authorities seize bike with paperwork to be filed for forfeiture

An investigation into a motorcycle allegedly fleeing from law enforcement in Caldwell and Livingston County has led to two arrests. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the motorcycle driver and owner was identified as 35-year-old Shaun Allen Mindham of Blue Springs. Mindham had an outstanding arrest warrant from Johnson County on felony possession of a […]

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Two-vehicle crash injures drivers from Clarksdale and Maysville

Two vehicles collided Monday afternoon in Clarksdale with both drivers being taken by ambulance to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph. The highway patrol listed injuries as serious for 79-year-old Donna Smith of Clarksdale and 79-year-old Eubert Schneider of Maysville. The car driven by Ms. Smith made a left turn from Hilltop Avenue onto Highway […]

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Missouri House passes bill that could allow private and religious schools to cut wages of hourly workers

In 2018, Missouri voters gave their blessing to incrementally raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2023. The state House has passed a bill that would exempt private and religious school workers from the state’s minimum wage law. The proposal would open the door for these schools to reduce the pay of hourly […]

MoDOT Road Work

Construction crews to begin placing new deck on Grand River Bridge South of Chillicothe

The Grand River Bridge on Highway 65 south of Chillicothe will be under construction beginning Monday, March 2, 2020. A rehabilitation project to place a new bridge deck will be led by contractors from Radmacher Brothers Excavating Co., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation. The first portion of the project, which will take approximately […]

Bridge Work

Construction work to place new bridge deck on Thompson River Bridge begins March 2, 2020

Drivers headed west out of Chillicothe on Route 190 may encounter construction delays beginning Monday, March 2. A rehabilitation project to place a new bridge deck on the Thompson River Bridge will be led by contractors from Comanche Construction Inc., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation. This bridge is included in Gov. Parson’s “Focus […]

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Princeton man injured in crash at intersection of Broadway and Highway 136

The Highway Patrol reports a Princeton man sustained minor injuries when a sports utility vehicle struck the transit van he drove in Princeton on Tuesday morning. An ambulance transported 29-year-old Jaron Rhea to the Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton. No injuries were reported for the SUV driver, 37-year-old Maria Ruiz-Marquez of Princeton. The SUV reportedly […]

GFG Ag Services

GFG Ag Services to close for two days as business sells to Braymer company

Changes are coming in the business structure of GFG Ag Services that will include a temporary closing later this week of the office location in Trenton to prepare for the changes. According to Troy Smith, ownership of the GFG feed division will be changing effective March 1st. The new owner is Consumers Oil and Supply […]

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Icy roads injure two in separate crashes on Highway 11

The Highway Patrol reports two individuals sustained injuries in separate accidents on Highway 11 seven miles east of Kirksville Friday morning caused by ice. A private vehicle transported 20-year-old Tyler Findling of Greentop to the Northeast Regional Medical Center of Kirksville after the first accident around 6 o’clock. Findling drove a pickup truck east on […]