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Polo resident life-flighted to Truman Medical Center after crashing ATV

A Polo resident was injured late Tuesday evening in an ATV rollover accident two miles northwest of Polo. Twenty-two-year-old Gunnar Martin of Polo was flown by a medical helicopter (LifeFlight Eagle) to the Truman Medical Center with serious injuries. The southbound all-terrain vehicle crossed the center line of Route T, drove off the east side […]

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Made in Missouri: Batteries that power Mars rover, Perseverance, made in Joplin

The new Mars rover is powered by batteries manufactured by EaglePicher Technologies in Joplin, Missouri. There were 14 EaglePicher silver-zinc batteries on the Atlas V launch rocket. Two of the company’s thermal batteries powered the spacecraft during entry, descent, and landing stages, including igniting the pyrotechnics that opened parachutes. The rover’s main power system consists […]

Rollover Accident

Three area teenagers injured in rollover crash north of Bethany, one life-flighted to Truman Medical Center

Three area teens sustained injuries when a car ran off the road and overturned multiple times 10 miles north of Bethany on Friday night, February 19th. An air ambulance transported passenger 18-year-old Sadie Summa of Bethany to the Truman Medical Center with serious injuries. An ambulance took a 17-year-old female passenger from Eagleville to the […]

Jerry Armstrong

Audio: Former coach at Trenton High School and member of Missouri Sports Hall of Fame dies at 76

A former coach at Trenton High School and other schools, Jerry Armstrong, died February 4th at his home in Mountain Grove. He was 76. Jerry Armstrong completed 30 years of service as a high school coach, teacher, and administrator. He was an assistant boys basketball coach at Trenton High School in the 1966-1967 school year […]

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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of January 25, 2021

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 January 25 – 31. 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 […]

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Three-vehicle crash totals highway patrol vehicle on Interstate 35 near Eagleville

A Patrol trooper and another man sustained minor injuries in a three-vehicle accident two miles south of Eagleville on Thursday night, January 7th that involved a patrol emergency vehicle en route to a priority call and a tractor-trailer truck. Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper, 29-year-old Dylan Wilburn of Saint Joseph, and the driver of another […]

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Two injured in Thursday night crash on I-35

Two Kansas City residents received minor injuries when the sports utility vehicle struck an animal on southbound Interstate 35 in Harrison county two miles south of Eagleville. Taken by emergency medical services to Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany were the driver, 51-year-old Barbara Selvy, and passenger, 52-year-old Frank Montes. Both occupants were wearing seat […]