Road Closed

MoDOT to motorists: Do not ignore flood barricades

With numerous state highways in northwest Missouri closed due to flooding, the Missouri Department of Transportation is reminding motorists not to move or attempt to drive around barricades that block flooded roads. Barricades are put in place for motorists’ safety, yet MoDOT and law enforcement officials report they continue to see drivers either maneuver around […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

State patrol reports 3 fatalities over July 4th holiday

The Highway Patrol has released the statistics from the July Fourth Holiday counting period.  Statistics statewide included 114 crashes, 59 injuries, and three fatalities. The fatalities included two in the Kansas City area investigated by the Kansas City Police Department and one in Reynolds County investigated by the Patrol. Statewide troopers made 40 arrests for […]


Rothville woman granted “own recognizance” bond, ordered to seek placement in mental health facility

A Rothville woman charged with felony first-degree murder in the death of her two-month-old daughter was granted an own recognizance bond in Chariton County Division Two Circuit Court Thursday. Online court information shows 19-year-old Sarah Linebaugh was granted the own recognizance bond with the condition that she is to seek placement in a mental health/medical […]

Water Rescue

More details emerge on water rescue near Chula

Chula first responders were at the scene of a possible drowning Sunday that saw a teenage boy rescued after going underwater in a farm pond. Chula Fire Chief Jeff Gillespie reports to KTTN that the first responders provided CPR on the victim until the Chillicothe department of emergency services arrived at the scene. Gillespie said […]

Body Recovered

18-year-old Chillicothe drowning victim identified

The highway patrol has identified the victim of a weekend drowning at Chillicothe. The patrol reports the body of 18-year-old Michael Cappell was recovered about 5:15 Sunday evening in the Thompson River, two miles north of the Grand River and two miles west of Chillicothe. Authorities stated Cappell was in the Thompson River Saturday when […]

Boating Safety

Boat dock owners encouraged to check docks for safety issues

Boat dock owners are highly encouraged to take the necessary precautions to make their dock safe from stray electrical current. Tingling and numbness in the extremities while swimming in the water has been a common statement made by individuals who survived incidents involving electrical current near docks. Swimming away from any dock suspected to be […]