Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 15 years in prison for illegal firearms

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing firearms after leading law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase from Bolivar, Mo., to Springfield, Mo. Milton W. Sparks, 38, of Aurora, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 15 years in federal prison without parole. On April 15, 2021, Sparks […]

Accident Graphic

Tuesday morning crash sends Bethany man to hospital

The Highway Patrol reports a Bethany man sustained minor injuries when the car he drove was struck by a sports utility vehicle in Princeton Tuesday morning, November 16. An ambulance transported 50-year old David Mullen to the Harrison County Community Hospital. No injuries were reported for 38-year-old Agustin Rojas Salmeron of Princeton. The SUV traveled […]

Bridge Work

Bridge on Highway 136 west of Princeton now narrowed to one lane

The Weldon Fork of the Grand River Bridge on U.S. Route 136, just west of Princeton, is now narrowed to one lane for repair. Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation had planned to complete repairs at the bridge this week but found more work was needed than originally anticipated. The single-lane closure will remain […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Website New 2021 (MSHP)

Iowa man arrested in Putnam County faces multiple felony charges

An Ottumwa, Iowa man arrested by the Highway Patrol in Putnam County on October 28 has been charged with three felonies. Forty-three-year-old Jeremy Brown has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, resisting or interfering with an arrest for a felony, and operating a vehicle on a highway without a valid license involving a […]

Accident Graphic

Two from Unionville injured in Highway 5 crash

Two people from Unionville received minor injuries Wednesday afternoon in a Putnam County crash on Highway 5 south of Highway 136. The two drivers, 76-year-old Allen Foster and 83-year-old Marvin Logan were taken by ambulance to Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville. Logan’s sports utility vehicle was northbound when it crossed the centerline colliding with […]

Charges Filed

Bethany teenager facing multiple charges after head-on crash in April

A Bethany resident has been charged with three counts of felony second-degree assault after a vehicle accident on Highway 136 west of Bethany in April, 2021. Eighteen-year-old Jacob Scott Maize has also been charged with felony first-degree property damage. An initial court appearance in Harrison County is scheduled for November 10th. A probable cause statement […]

Rollover Crash

Pattonsburg woman injured in Mercer County rollover crash

A Mercer County rollover accident on Monday afternoon injured a resident of Pattonsburg. Sixty-eight-year-old Isabel Armstrong received minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany. A trooper said Ms. Armstrong was eastbound when she swerved to avoid debris on Highway 136, over-corrected, and drove off the north side of […]

Boil Advisory

Mercer County Public Water Supply District issues two boil advisories

Mercer County Public Water Supply District on Monday issued two precautionary boil water advisories following water main repairs.   One advisory affects rural water customers within the boundaries of Highway 136 on the north, Route A on the east, the Grundy/Mercer County line on the south, and the Harrison/Mercer County line is the western boundary. […]

Motorcycle Crash

Maryville man ejected from motorcycle during crash, flown to hospital with serious injuries

A Maryville man was injured Thursday afternoon when he was thrown off the motorcycle he was driving in Gentry County. Seventy-two-year-old Robert Hunter received serious injuries and was flown by a medical helicopter (Life Net) to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph. A trooper said Hunter was westbound when he failed to negotiate a curve […]

Boil Advisory

Mercer County Public Water Supply District issues new boil advisory, lifts two advisories issued last week

A new boil advisory has been issued for a portion of Mercer County following water line repairs made on Monday. The precautionary boil advisory will affect rural water customers within the clockwise boundaries of Highway 136 on the north, Route U on the east, the Grundy County line on the south, and the Harrison County […]

Boil Advisory Lifted

Mercer County Public Water Supply District lifts ALL boil advisories

The Mercer County Public Water Supply District reports ALL boil water advisories were lifted as of Monday afternoon. This includes those issued last week for rural water customers in various areas of Mercer County. Among them were Florence Street and Foley Place; Flatiron Avenue and Fleetwood Street; Harbor and Gaslight Place; Echo Road; and those […]

Missouri State Parks

Three Missouri State Parks to hold public meetings on Saturday, August 14

Missouri State Parks near Laclede, Macon, and Kirksville have public information meetings coming up on Saturday, August 14, 2021. Pershing State Park along Highway 130 in Linn County has a 7 o’clock meeting that night in the campground amphitheater. Long Branch State Park in Macon county has a 4 o’clock meeting at the north shelter […]

Boil Advisory

Mercer County Public Water supply District issues another boil advisory

Mercer County Public Water supply District has issued a precautionary boil advisory for northwestern Mercer County following water line repairs. The boundaries of the precautionary boil advisory are the intersection of Route P and Bayport and Badger streets on the north, the Weldon River on the east, Highway 136 on the south, and the Harrison […]

Generic City Water

Water to be off in Princeton for most of the day; Customers of the Goshen tower asked to conserve water

Water is off for the City of Princeton due to line repair. Deputy City Clerk Lisa Colson reports water is expected to be off most of July 27. The city provides water to Mercer County Public Water Supply District Number 1. The public water supply district asks Goshen tower customers to conserve water due to […]