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 […]

Pedestrian sign and police lights

Audio: 110 pedestrians were killed in Missouri during 2019

State transportation officials are conducting a public awareness campaign about the increasing number of pedestrian deaths in Missouri. State Department of Transportation (MoDOT) child passenger and bike-pedestrian safety coordinator Tara Van Loo says 110 pedestrians were killed in Missouri in 2019. Another 307 suffered serious injuries. She says the top contributing factors were failure to […]

Missouri State Fair 2020

Rabbit show at 2020 Missouri State Fair canceled due to Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease

At the direction of the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) State Veterinarian’s office, the Missouri State Fair will not host rabbit shows at the State Fair this August due to Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Serotype 2 (RHDV2). Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Serotype 2 (RHDV2) is a highly contagious and potentially fatal disease that affects both […]

Elderly person in Wheelchair

Health authorities issue guidance for visitations transitions at Missouri long-term care facilities

As the State of Missouri reopens on June 16, long-term care facilities are an important piece of this process for many Missourians. When COVID-19 first knowingly entered the United States in January, long-term care facilities quickly became one of the more vulnerable environments disease spread. In late March, health officials began seeing Missouri long-term care […]

Heroin

Missouri man sentenced to 20 years in prison for distributing heroin that caused fatal overdose

An Oak Grove, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for distributing the heroin that resulted in the overdose death of an Arizona man visiting his family in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Joshua Austin Leroux, 35, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to 20 years in federal prison without parole.  On Nov. 13, […]

MSHP Cruiser and Boat

Audio: Every available Missouri state trooper to be on the road and water this Memorial Day weekend

You’ll notice extra Missouri state troopers on the road throughout the long Memorial Day weekend. Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain John Hotz describes the holiday weekend as the unofficial start of the summer season. “We know that a lot of people are ready to get out and enjoy the outdoors and travel is part of […]

Fatal Crash

Hopkins man killed after being ejected from car in Nodaway County

A northwest Missouri resident was fatally injured when the car he was driving veered off a road in Nodaway County overturning several times. Thirty-three-year old David Pivral of Hopkins was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at MosaicMmedical Center in Maryville. The crash happened Friday evening seven miles northeast of Pickering on Route NN […]

Automated Flagger

Drivers urged to slow down and pay attention as MoDOT ramps up construction

“I don’t remember taking the hit…” Retired MoDOT employee Mark Fresen only recalls the moments before a truck side-swiped the truck-mounted attenuator—or TMA—he was driving in a St. Louis work zone, crushing in the cab and pinning him inside. But it was an experience he’ll likely never forget. “When I woke up, I know someone […]