18-Wheel Semi Trailer Truck or Big Rig

Trucking industry still looking for more Missouri drivers

COVID-19 has put a spotlight on the importance of many Missouri industries, including those sitting behind the wheel of big rigs. Dave Pfiffner, the director of the Des Moines Area Community College Transportation Institute, says truckers have been going the distance to try and get essential items to consumers. “There were shortages of a lot […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Missouri hospitals scramble to use new COVID-19 reporting system, or risk losing federal help

The federal government abruptly instructed the nation’s hospitals to shift last week to a new system of reporting COVID-19 data. Missouri Hospital Association spokesman Dave Dillon tells Missourinet they were given 72 hours to make the switch. “That’s when the wheels started coming off the wagon because the state data is linked to the federal […]

Black Bear

Missouri Department of Conservation encourages public to be “Bear Aware” this spring

An estimated 350 black bears call southern Missouri home, and as the spring season gets underway, these magnificent mammals leave their winter dens in search of food. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is reminding Missourians to be proactive and “Be Bear Aware.” MDC Resource Scientist and Furbearer Biologist Laura Conlee said it is imperative […]

Flooded land

Relief efforts for Nebraska flood victims have local collection sites

Donations of cleaning supplies, paper items, and non-perishable food can be dropped off at locations in Chillicothe and Gallatin to provide relief to Fremont and North Bend, Nebraska, which have been affected by flooding. Donations for Show Nebraska MO Love can be dropped off at the Chillicothe Hy-Vee and Dungy’s Market of Gallatin through March […]

Traffic Accident

Kirksville woman injured after rear-ending garbage truck with minivan

The Highway Patrol reports a Kirksville woman sustained moderate injuries when a minivan struck a garbage truck one mile north of Sublette Tuesday morning. An ambulance transported 27-year-old Vanessa Hurley to the Northeast Regional Medical Center of Kirksville.  Hall did not sustain any injuries. Hurley traveled north on U. S. Highway 63 when the minivan she […]

Pedestrian sign and police lights

Pedestrian working on shoulder of Highway 65 struck by garbage truck

The Highway Patrol reports a Quincy man sustained minor injuries when a garbage truck’s mirror struck him in Carroll County Wednesday afternoon. Forty-three-year-old Jason Dull was a pedestrian working near the shoulder of Highway 65 when the southbound garbage truck reportedly did not move over for workers.  That’s when the truck’s passenger’s side mirror struck […]