Disaster Declaration

Missouri requests second federal disaster declaration this year in response to flooding and tornadoes

Acting on behalf of Governor Mike Parson, Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe requested that President Donald Trump issue a major disaster declaration to assist residents and businesses in 41 Missouri counties that have been hard hit by flooding, tornadoes, and severe storms beginning on April 29 and continuing throughout the spring. “Historic long-term flooding continues to devastate families, businesses, […]

Motorcycle Crash

Indiana man’s motorcycle demolished in crash on I-35

The highway patrol reports a man from Indiana, operating a motorcycle, was seriously injured in a Saturday morning crash on southbound Interstate 35 in Clinton County. Fifty-six-year-old Bennett Brennan of Plymouth, Indiana was taken by ambulance to the Cameron Regional Medical Center. Brennan’s motorcycle traveled off the west side of the highway where it overturned, […]

Interstate 29 sign

Interstate 29 north of St. Joseph now open

After an extended closure due to flooding in our neighboring state of Iowa and occasional flooding in Missouri, Interstate 29 is open north of St. Joseph. The roadway briefly reopened May 29, 2019, but had to be reclosed that same day. Traffic may be narrowed to one lane in some locations between St. Joseph and […]

Car Fire

Chillicothe firefighters respond to car fire

Chillicothe firefighters were dispatched Monday afternoon to a motor vehicle fire in the driveway at 1212 Locust Street. Upon arrival, the engine compartment hood was up on the small black, four-door Ford car with smoke showing, but no flames. According to a report from Firefighter/Paramedic Tyler Bowlen, the reporting party stated he was using a […]

Ambulance with Medic Symbol (accident)

Ludlow man crashes on Route D, car lands in creek

A Ludlow man was hurt Saturday morning when the car he was driving traveled off a lettered route north of Ludlow, struck a road sign and came to rest in a creek. Sixty-four-year-old John Damerell was taken to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe with moderate injuries. The accident happened four miles north of Ludlow on […]

Accident-Crash graphic

Carrollton man demolishes car on Highway 65

A Carrollton resident was hurt early Sunday when the car he was driving went off Highway 65 in Saline County, hit a utility pole, and overturned. Twenty-year-old Jonathan Lambert was taken to Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall with minor injuries. The vehicle was southbound on Highway 65 when it went off the left side of the […]