Bruno Bear Transported to habitat

Social media star “Bruno the Bear” sedated and transported to safety

The adult male bear who attracted public attention and was christened “Bruno” by social media has been sedated and transported to suitable habitat outside the urban area, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. The bear is suspected to have traveled from Wisconsin, through Illinois, and into Missouri.  He was first spotted in the Show-Me-State […]

4th of July Holiday Weekend Traffic Statistics (MSHP)

Five fatalities, 294 crashes reported over 4th of July Holiday Weekend

Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers worked 294 traffic crashes, which included 107 injuries and all five fatalities. Troopers also made 139 DWI arrests and 126 drug arrests over the holiday weekend. 2020 July Fourth Holiday Boating Statistics Troopers worked nine boating crashes, which included four injuries and zero fatalities. Troopers made six BWI arrests and […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Highway patrol report two arrests; one in Grundy County and one in Harrison County

The highway patrol reports the arrest Sunday night of a St. Joseph resident while in Grundy County. Twenty-year-old Colton Youngs is accused of alleged unlawful use and exhibiting a weapon as well as operating a vehicle in an alleged careless and imprudent manner. Youngs was taken to the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. In Harrison County […]

Environmental Protection Agency EPA

Audio: EPA grant will help Missouri schools test for lead contamination in water

Bipartisan legislation that’s aimed at providing protections for safe drinking water in Missouri schools has been signed into law by Governor Mike Parson. One of the key provisions in House Bill 2120 is from veteran State Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, the former Senate Minority Leader. That provision allows Missouri schools to submit a test of […]

Gun Crime or Firearm

Mexican national pleads guilty to possessing illegal firearm used in drive-by shooting

A Mexican national has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing the firearm he used in a drive-by shooting. Javier Guerrero-Garcia, 23, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough on Monday, June 29, to being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm. By pleading guilty, Guerrero-Garcia admitted that he fired a […]

Accident involving alcohol

ATV demolished in crash on railroad tracks; driver accused of DWI

Two people were hurt early Sunday when an all-terrain vehicle overturned near Lawson. A passenger, 40-year old Timothy Andersen of Excelsior Springs, was taken to Liberty Hospital with serious injuries. The driver, 40-year old Aaron Kelley of Lawson, refused treatment at the scene for moderate injuries. The ATV overturned after traveling on railroad tracks. The ATV […]