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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of January 24, 2022

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in Northern Missouri for the week of January 24 – 30. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map.  Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned […]

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Woman from Gallatin injured in crash south of Winston

The Highway Patrol reports a Gallatin woman sustained moderate injuries as the result of one sport utility vehicle hitting another two miles south of Winston the morning of January 20th. Emergency medical services transported 51-year-old Terri Schlaiss to Cameron Regional Medical Center. No injuries were reported for the other driver, 37-year-old Colt Gilbertson of Blanchardville, […]

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Missouri woman pleads guilty to meth trafficking after high-speed chase

A Missouri, woman who led law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase at night with no headlights pleaded guilty in federal court to trafficking methamphetamine. Gina N. Nunez, 43, of Nixa, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. By pleading guilty, Nunez […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports eight deaths on Missouri roads during Christmas holiday

Eight people died in traffic crashes during the 78-hour counting period, which began at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 23, 2021, and ended at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 26, 2021. 2021 Christmas Holiday Traffic Statistics Troopers investigated the following: Traffic Crashes — 310 Traffic Crash Injuries — 92 Traffic Crash Fatalities — 4 DWI — 67 […]

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Missouri man sentenced to nine years in prison for illegal firearm following high-speed police chase

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm after leading police officers on a high-speed chase through oncoming traffic and crashing into several police vehicles. Kyle K. Kessler, 35, Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to nine years in federal prison without parole. On Oct. 15, […]

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Meadville man injured after dump truck overturns near Chillicothe

The Highway Patrol reports a Meadville man sustained serious injuries when the dump truck he drove overturned three miles east of Chillicothe on Tuesday afternoon, November 30th. Emergency services transported 57-year-old Darrell Kraus to Hedrick Medical Center. The truck traveled east on Highway 36 before running off the north side of the road, striking a […]

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Two teenagers from Chillicothe injured in crash on Highway 36

A crash at 1:50 am Tuesday injured the teen driver of a car that fell asleep and traveled off Highway 36 in Linn County. The driver over-corrected, after waking, causing the car to strike a guardrail three miles west of Laclede. The 16-year-old driver and a 17-year-old passenger, both from Chillicothe, received minor to moderate […]

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Kansas man rolls big rig on Highway 36

The Highway Patrol reports a Gardner, Kansas man sustained minor injuries when he lost control of the Peterbilt truck he drove and overturned one mile east of Marceline on Wednesday, October 27. Twenty-six-year-old Jacob Miller was treated at the scene. The truck traveled east on Highway 36 before striking a guardrail, overcorrecting, and overturning. The […]

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MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of October 4, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of October. 4 – 10, 2021. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the […]

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MoDOT planned road work in North Missouri for the week of September 13, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of September 13 – 19. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned […]

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Seven die in traffic crashes over Labor Day holiday weekend

Seven people died in traffic crashes during the 2021 Labor Day holiday weekend. Last year, there were 18 fatalities. The 2021 counting period for the Labor Day holiday ran from 6 p.m., Friday, September 3, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, September 6.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the following enforcement activity during the 2021 Labor […]

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Governor Parson awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2020

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 15 first responders and 7 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions during 2020. The awards are Missouri’s highest recognition for first responders acting during critical incidents. The civilians, who include a 12-year-old boy who performed a life-saving rescue at age 11, were honored […]

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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of August 30, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of August 30 – September 5, 2021. MoDOT will limit road construction on Labor Day weekend to accommodate expected increased holiday travel. Work on most maintenance and construction projects that […]

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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of August 23, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in northern Missouri for the week of August 23 – 29. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned […]

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MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of August 16, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of Aug. 16 – 22. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned […]

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Commentary: COVID brings front and center the tug between individual rights and the public good

This article is a commentary.  The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of KTTN/KGOZ Radio, the staff, management or webmaster.    (Missouri Independent) –  It seems that getting control of the coronavirus has brought front and center the question: When should an individual’s right […]

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Missouri seeks to boost prizes in local vaccine incentive program

(Missouri Independent) – Prizes awarded through a vaccine incentive program offered by local public health departments in Missouri may get boosted to $100-per-person under a new federal allowance. After previously rejecting Missouri’s proposal to exceed a $25 limit on prizes paid for with federal funding to incentivize immunizations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently […]