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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of October 12, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the north Missouri area for the week of September Oct. 12 – 18. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in […]

School Bus Crash

Five children and driver injured when school bus crashes near Lathrop

Five children on a school bus and the driver of a pickup truck sustained injuries in a crash one mile east of Lathrop Friday afternoon, September 25, 2020. Emergency medical services transported 53-year-old Joseph Bernard of Lathrop to Liberty Hospital with serious injuries. A five-year-old boy, a nine-year-old girl, an 11-year-old girl, and an 11-year-old […]

Gun Crime or Firearm

Missouri man sentenced to 20 years without parole for drug trafficking and illegal firearm

 A Missouri, man has been sentenced in federal court for drug trafficking and illegally possessing a firearm. Robert J. Thomas Jr., 38, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner on Thursday, Aug. 27, to 20 years in federal prison without parole. On Nov. 20, 2019, Thomas pleaded guilty to possessing […]

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MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of August 24, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of August 24 through August 30. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

Road Work

Roadway north of 9th and Oklahoma intersection to be repaired when paver returns to Trenton

While about one half of the resurfacing for Highway 6 in Trenton has been done, the sidewalk replacement portion of the project is continuing east of the railroad bridge. Trenton city administrator Ron Urton has confirmed that the general contractor has moved on to another road project in the area but will return once the […]

Deadly Crash

Two-year-old boy survives, four others dead in rollover crash on Highway 169

Four people died as a result of a vehicle traveling off a highway in far northwest Missouri and overturning multiple times. Only a two-year-old boy survived as the highway patrol said he was using a safety device. The accident on Thursday afternoon happened nine miles northeast of St. Joseph. The driver, 61-year-old Twila Obanion of […]

Matthew Ryan Rouner

Adopted son of Jameson couple charged after fire destroys home on May 31

A man described as homeless has been charged in Daviess County with multiple felonies after a house fire at the home of his adopted parents in Jameson. Matthew Rouner faces charges of stealing, motor vehicle/watercraft/aircraft and prior stealing offender, burglary, second degree, and three counts of stealing, firearm/explosive weapon/ammonium nitrate. He also faces misdemeanor stealing. […]

Handgun

Missouri man who pointed pistol at police officer during foot chase sentenced to 9 years in prison

A Springfield, Missouri, man who pointed a loaded pistol at police officers during a car and foot chase was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm. Matthew D. Billingslea, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to nine years in federal prison without parole. On Sept. 11, 2019, Billingslea pleaded […]