Rollover Crash

Kidder teenager hospitalized after crashing on old Highway 36

A teenager from Kidder was hospitalized following a rollover accident on Thursday afternoon, four miles east of Cameron. Eighteen-year-old Isiah Dodge received serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to the Cameron Regional Medical Center. The sports utility vehicle Dodge was driving was westbound when it went off old Highway 36, struck a fence, overturned […]

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Texas Department of State Health and CDC confirm Monkeypox in U.S. traveler

The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed on July 15 a case of human monkeypox in a U.S. resident who recently traveled from Nigeria to the United States. The person is currently hospitalized in Dallas. CDC is working with the airline and state and local health officials to contact airline passengers and others who […]

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As COVID-19 causes hospitals to fill, Springfield asks Missouri for temporary care site

(Missouri Independent) – Facing a looming shortage of beds caused by rapidly rising COVID-19 cases, healthcare providers in Springfield are asking the state to set up temporary hospital beds so existing hospital space can be dedicated to caring for the most severely ill. The alternate care site would treat patients stable enough to be removed […]

COVID-19 Delta Variant

Delta variant spread means Missouri COVID cases may ‘double or triple’ in July

(Missouri Independent) – During June, as the Delta variant of COVID-19 took hold in Missouri, the seven-day average of new cases doubled. And now that the easily spread mutation has reached every corner of the state, July will be a repeat of June, or worse, according to the University of Missouri professor monitoring wastewater for the […]

Fatal Crash

Spickard man dies in crash north of Trenton; passenger survives and is hospitalized in Trenton

A Spickard resident died as the result of an accident involving a sports utility vehicle and a semi-truck two miles north of Trenton on Friday afternoon, June 25. The driver of the SUV, 20-year-old (Austin) David Travis, was transported by ambulance to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton, where he was pronounced dead. His passenger, 21-year-old […]

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Unionville man hospitalized in Kirksville after crashing on Highway 129

A Unionville resident received serious injuries when the vehicle he was driving overturned in northeastern Sullivan County. Twenty-three-year-old Jeramiah Summers was taken by ambulance to the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. Summers was southbound when the sports utility vehicle (Suzuki Vitara) traveled off the left side of Highway 129, eight miles south of Highway […]

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COVID-19 surge in north Missouri creates worries for summer as vaccinations decline

(Missouri Independent) – In the last week of April, the Linn County Health Department signaled that the COVID-19 pandemic had cooled enough that it could discontinue weekly reports on new cases. With only three active cases on April 21, the urgency for frequent updates seemed to have passed. But the coronavirus came roaring back this […]

Rollover Accident

Carrolton man and six-year-old child hospitalized after rollover crash on Highway 65

A Carrollton man and child were taken to hospitals following a rollover crash on Wednesday afternoon in Benton County. Fifty-Seven-year-old Robert McDowell of Carrollton was taken by ambulance to the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries. A six-year-old boy, who was a passenger, was taken by ambulance to Bothwell Hospital in Sedalia […]

Missouri Coronavirus

Twelve Months Later: Despite pandemic, Missouri moved forward

Since the first presumptive positive COVID-19 case was detected in Missouri one year ago, Governor Mike Parson and his administration have worked continuously to combat the virus, keep Missourians safe, and move Missouri’s economy forward.  “Since COVID-19 struck Missouri one year ago, we have worked nonstop to take a balanced approach, fight the virus, and […]

Train Accident

Pickup struck by train near Salisbury sends driver to hospital

The Highway Patrol reports a Salisbury man sustained serious injuries when the pickup truck he drove was struck by a train three and a half miles west of Salisbury on Wednesday morning, February 17th. An ambulance transported 60-year-old Leland Linneman to the University Hospital. No injuries were reported for locomotive operator 50-year-old Timmy Morgan of […]