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Changes to be implemented for health and safety reasons at Great Pershing Balloon Derby

Changes will be implemented for health and safety at the 44th Great Pershing Balloon Derby west of Brookfield September 5th through 7th. The event’s website says there will not be a Friday South Main Night Flame or Saturday Twin Parks activities. The Myron Peacher Memorial Launch Field will be closed to spectators.  Balloon flights and […]

Police Chase

Two Brookfield residents fleeing from police crash on Jewel Drive

Two residents from Brookfield, described by the highway patrol as fleeing from police, were injured in a single-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon in Linn County. The driver, 42-year-old Christopher Wilson, received serious injuries and passenger, 28-year-old Alisha McCollum, received minor injuries. Both were taken by ambulance to the Pershing Memorial Hospital. The sports utility vehicle was […]

Trooper Matthew Neely awarded Medal of Valor by Governor Parson

Governor awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2018

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 18 first responders and 6 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions in 2018. The awards are the state’s highest recognition for first responders working as individuals and as members of teams during critical incidents. The civilians were honored for taking on extreme risks […]

PulsePoint App

Audio: Missouri officials launch mobile app to help with heart emergencies

Southwest Missouri officials have launched a mobile app designed to help with cardiac emergencies.     The Springfield Fire Department and local emergency services workers have unveiled Pulse Point – an app meant to support public safety agencies working to improve heart attack rates. App users who have indicated they are trained in CPR and […]

Life Flight Helicopter

3 life-flighted after Saturday morning crash on Highway 36 near Brookfield

A crash Saturday morning three miles east of Brookfield closed Highway 36 for several hours while emergency crews cleared the scene. Three area residents were seriously hurt, when according to the highway patrol, motorcycles driven by 40-year-old Jessye Ford of Callao and 29-year-old Russell Watts of La Plata were struck by 61-year-old Carolyn Wolfe of […]