Big Rig Fire

Big rig hits guardrail on Highway 36 bridge causing diesel to spill and truck to erupt in flames

A tractor-trailer truck hit a bridge rail and caught fire on Highway 36 east of Chillicothe early Saturday. Chillicothe and Wheeling firefighters extinguished the blaze with the damage described by Chillicothe Fire Department Captain Derrick Allen as a total loss to the truck and trailer from the crash and fire. Diesel fuel spilled into Medicine […]

911 Emergency

Audio: Grundy County’s 911 system upgraded with new features to better serve the community, better assist first responders

Grundy County received a grant earlier this year to pay for an upgrade of its 911 system. Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs reports the state provided 60% of the funding, and 40% was local money.     Trenton Police Chief Rex Ross says the system belongs to Grundy County, but the police department provides manpower […]

Firetruck

Chillicothe Fire Department responds to apartment fire on Jackson Street

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to a structure fire at a two-story apartment building the night of April 16th. Captain Derrick Allen reports firefighters saw heavy flames and smoke coming from second-story apartment number 3 when they arrived at 444 Jackson. A transitional attack was used, and the fire was knocked down from the outside. […]

Workers Comp V2

Audio: Missouri House Committee to hear key firefighter/first responder legislation on Tuesday

Legislation aimed at protecting Missouri firefighters and first responders will be heard today (Tuesday) by a Missouri House committee in Jefferson City. Missourinet’s Brian Hauswirth has this report:     Independence Democratic State Representative Robert Sauls will testify today before the House Public Safety Committee about his bill, which would allow Missouri firefighters and first […]

Grass FIre

Chillicothe firefighters respond to fire on Highway Y, returning a second time after the blaze rekindles

Firefighters from Chillicothe responded to a grass and brush fire at a rural residence early Saturday evening, returning to the site late Saturday night after it rekindled. The location of the fire was 4677 Highway Y, where approximately ten acres of timber burned. Firefighters used approximately 100 gallons of water Saturday evening and approximately 150 […]

House Fire

Carport and vehicle destroyed by fire at residence on Maple Street in Chillicothe

Fire Saturday afternoon in Chillicothe extensively damaged the Ted and Norma Blankenship residence at 1308 Maple Street. A carport was destroyed and a car was a total loss; however, both residents were able to safely exit the home and vehicle. According to Chillicothe Fire Chief Eric Reeter, Norma Blankenship was planning to leave the residence […]

Audio: Blaze in northeast Missouri’s Hannibal kills three, including two small children

Firefighters in northeast Missouri’s Hannibal say three people are now dead from that horrific house fire, including two small children. Missourinet Quincy affiliate WGEM reports the fire killed 42-year-old Jason Carpenter, along with five and six-year-old brother and sister Logan and Summer Shanks. Neighbor Candiss Clement tells WGEM she can’t believe the victims are gone. […]

Eric Greitens

Audio: Former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens announces U.S. Senate bid

A former Missouri governor who resigned three years ago announced Monday on national television that he’s running for the U.S. Senate in 2022. Current U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R) will not seek re-election next year, which will leave the seat open for the 2022 election cycle. Republican Eric Greitens was elected as Missouri’s governor in […]

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt

Audio: Missouri Attorney General says federal pandemic package could prevent states from carrying out any tax cuts

Missouri’s Attorney General says language in the latest pandemic package could prevent states from carrying out any tax relief.     Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Republican attorney generals from 20 other states have fired off a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. They are questioning why the 1.9-trillion dollar plan bans states from […]