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Public gives Missouri State Highway Patrol a 93.9% approval rating

According to the recent public opinion survey the Missouri State Highway Patrol is fulfilling its mission of service and protection. Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol announced the results of the 2020 Public Opinion Survey. Although the response rate increased with the use of a web-based survey compared to the […]

Fatal Crash

Audio: Missouri reports 800 traffic-related deaths so far this year – an increase of nearly 100

Missouri has had 800 traffic-related deaths so far this year. During the same period last year, Missouri had 711. During a Missouri Chamber of Commerce Transportation Summit, MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna says the spike in traffic deaths have occurred despite fewer drivers on the roadways.     During a Missouri Chamber of Commerce Transportation Summit, […]

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Cameron woman injured after vehicle strikes dump truck east of Gallatin

The Highway Patrol reports a Cameron woman sustained minor injuries when the vehicle she drove struck a dump truck one-half of a mile east of Gallatin. On Thursday morning, October 15th. Daviess County Ambulance checked 67-year-old Angela Williams. No injuries were reported for dump truck driver 59-year-old Gordon McCune of Hallsville. Both vehicles traveled east […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education approve school calendar update, policy involving law enforcement not approved

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education on Tuesday evening, October 13th approved, on a split vote of six to one, a school calendar update involving converting student days to all staff workdays. Board Member Corey Leeper was the only opposing vote. Students will not be in class on October 26th and December 7th, but staff […]

Antlered Deer in the forest

Watch for sudden deer movement on state roads through November

Cooler temperatures and longer nights mean more wildlife movement along and across state roads. The Missouri Department of Transportation reminds motorists to be prepared for the sudden appearance of wild animals such as deer and coyote on Missouri roadways during the fall. “Deer/vehicle collisions are at their peak from mid-October through the end of November,” […]

Road Closed leading to bridge

Bridge over Shoal Creek on Route V in Harrison County near Cainsville to close today through January

The bridge on Harrison County Route V over Coal Creek, near Cainsville, will be closed starting today so that the bridge can be replaced. Contractors from Boone Construction Co., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, will begin the replacement of the 63-year-old, structurally deficient bridge on Monday, October 5, 2020.   The road will close […]

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Marceline woman injured in crash east of Brookfield

The Highway Patrol reports a Marceline woman sustained moderate injuries when a pickup truck struck the sport utility vehicle she drove 10 miles east of Brookfield the afternoon of Friday, October 2nd. An ambulance transported 72 year old Mary Stufflebean to the Pershing Memorial Hospital of Brookfield. No injuries were reported for pickup driver 59-year-old […]

Interstate 35 or I-35

Interstate 35 ramp east of Pattonsburg scheduled for closure today

Interstate 35 ramp closures continue with the schedule today (Tuesday) focusing on Exit 78 at the Route C junction just east of Pattonsburg. Weather permitting, MoDOT reports this work at the southbound ramp is planned from 12 noon to 6 o’clock. Also on the schedule, today (Tuesday, September 29) will be the northbound ramp with […]

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Two from Unionville injured in crash on Route YY

Two people from Unionville were injured while a third individual escaped injury in a two-vehicle accident at a rural eastern Putnam county intersection Thursday night. Thirty-year-old Tyler Lewis and his passenger, 27-year-old Shaleigh Lewis, received minor injuries and were taken by ambulance to the Putnam County Memorial Hospital. A 16-year-old boy from Unionville was the […]

MoDOT Snowplow

Audio: COVID-19 could put MoDOT and travelers in a major bind this winter

COVID-19 could put the Missouri Transportation Department and the traveling public in a major bind this winter. At a legislative committee hearing, MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna says his department has a shortfall of more than 400 plow truck drivers and heavy equipment operators. He says the shortage could grow this winter.     McKenna says […]