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5-year-old child injured in two-vehicle crash west of Polo

The Highway Patrol reports a child from Lee’s Summit sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident four miles west of Polo the morning of January 13th. He was the passenger in a pickup truck. A private vehicle took the five-year-old boy to the Excelsior Springs Hospital. No injuries were reported for the driver of the […]

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Flue fire sends Chillicothe firefighters to Vine Street

The report of a flue fire sent Chillicothe firefighters to 827 Vine Street Tuesday night. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered fire from the chimney Firefighters entered the building and located the woodstove just inside the front door. The blower fan was shut down and metal buckets were used to remove contents of the woodstove. A fire […]

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Audio: Grundy County Emergency Manager reviews weather and weather damage on December 15

Grundy County Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs calls December 15, 2021, a historic day in Northern Missouri, with its high winds and temperatures. When it came to Grundy County, overall, Briggs said it “fared relatively well.”     The business building at 12th and Main streets was vacant and the flag pole on top of […]

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Trenton R-9 Board of Education hears presentation on implementation of SafeDefend system

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education on December 14th heard about the implementation of the SafeDefend system for the district. Superintendent Mike Stegman reported employee training for the system was December 6th. Law enforcement and fire and rescue members were also invited to participate. On-site employees were fingerprinted into the system, and it is now […]

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Trenton police issue citation following accident at Highway 65 and 28th Street

The Trenton Police Department reports a Princeton woman sustained minor injuries when one sports utility vehicle struck another at the intersection of Highway 65 and 28th Street on December 13th. A Trenton woman received a citation after the collision. Emergency medical services took 69-year-old Karen Sue Isaacs of Princeton to Wright Memorial Hospital. No injuries […]

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Novinger man life-flighted to Columbia after crashing on Highway 149

An accident on Monday in western Adair County injured a driver from Novinger. Seventy-three-year-old Richard Entwistle received serious injuries and was flown by medical helicopter to University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. Entwistle was not wearing a seat belt when the pickup he was driving traveled off Highway 149, struck a tree, and an embankment. […]

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Chillicothe Fire Department responds to grass fires over the weekend

Grass fires Sunday near Chillicothe sent firefighters to two different locations. At approximately 2 o’clock, the Chillicothe Fire Department personnel, a brush truck, and a utility vehicle arrived at 20645 Route Z where a grass fire had been reported. The department noted approximately ten acres of tall grass was on fire. It was extinguished with […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper hit by shotgun fire after attempting vehicle stop and short pursuit

A Suspect was arrested and charged after an officer-involved shooting Friday night that injured a Missouri State Trooper in Greene County. A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation near Republic Road on the south side of Springfield. The driver of the vehicle failed to yield and a […]

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Chillicothe Fire Department responds to smoldering brush pile

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to a brush pile on fire the night of December 10th. A news release reports the fire department had been dispatched for the same brush fire across the street from 889 Shagbark Drive earlier December 10th, but that call was canceled en route. The reporting caller the night of December […]

Two die in residential fire south of Gower

Clinton County Sheriff Larry Fish reports two adults died in a residential fire south of Gower on Tuesday morning, December 7. Fire crews also discovered several animals that died. Fish says the communications center received multiple 911 calls about the fire. Gower and Plattsburg fire departments were dispatched to the scene as well as the […]

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Pickup a total loss after fire Monday night in Chillicothe

A pickup truck is considered a total loss after a fire in Chillicothe Monday night, December 6. Chillicothe Fire Department Captain Derrick Allen reports firefighters arrived at the Casey’s on North Washington Street and found the passenger compartment and engine of the 1980s Dodge Ram fully engulfed in flames. The truck was parked away from […]

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Two from Brookfield injured in Monday afternoon crash on Highway 36

Two residents of Brookfield were injured Monday afternoon in a single-vehicle, rollover, accident one mile east of Wheeling. The driver of a sports utility vehicle, 21-year-old Mackenzy Royal, received minor injuries and his passenger, 23-year-old Keyera Adams, sustained serious injuries. Royal sought treatment at Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe while Adams sought treatment at Truman […]

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Man from Washington state injured in crash east of Chillicothe

The Highway Patrol reports a resident from the state of Washington sustained moderate injuries in a single-car accident one half of a mile east of Chillicothe on Tuesday evening, November 30. Chillicothe Emergency Medical Services transported 20-year-old Carson Updike of Green Bank, Washington to Hedrick Medical Center. The car traveled east on Highway 36 before […]

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Kansas resident injured in crash east of Chillicothe

A Kansas resident was injured Tuesday night in a traffic accident one-half mile east of Chillicothe. Forty-five-year-old  Quinnton Nicholas of Welda, Kansas received moderate injuries and was taken by emergency medical services to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. Nicholas was eastbound on Highway 36 when his vehicle, a Ford E450, struck debris in the road […]