Missouri State Highway Patrol

Highway patrol reports arrest of four over the weekend

An Independence man, 30-year old Dereck Cornish, was arrested Saturday afternoon in Caldwell County. Cornish was accused of felony counts of unlawful use of a weapon, resisting arrest by fleeing, and possession of methamphetamine. There also was a Jackson County warrant accusing Cornish of failure to appear relating to resisting arrest. No injuries were reported […]

USDA prioritizes investments in telemedicine to address opioid crisis in rural America

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture is giving funding priority in a key grant program for applications to address opioid misuse in rural communities. “The opioid epidemic is dramatically impacting prosperity in many small towns and rural places across the country,” Hazlett said. […]

Lucas Drauyn Cornwell

Authorities continue search for Lucas Cornwell

The Chillicothe Police Department reports it has received credible information on a reported runaway juvenile. Sixteen-year-old Lucas Cornwell was said to have last been seen in the Independence area with another missing juvenile from the Kansas City area, Chase Godfrey. The Chillicothe Police Department originally reported Cornwell was last seen in Chillicothe Monday night, February […]

Big Rig Crash

Big rig crash near Laclede injures one

A man from Orlando, Florida was hurt when a tractor-trailer truck overturned on highway 36 west of Laclede. Thirty-seven-year-old Nathan Lee was taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield with moderate injuries. Lee was a passenger in a truck driven by 21-year-old Adam Simpson of Independence who was not reported hurt during the crash. The […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Two arrested in Daviess and DeKalb Counties

The highway patrol reports separate arrests on Sunday of motorists in Daviess and DeKalb Counties. Independence resident, 54-year-old Paul Jones, was arrested at mid-afternoon and faces several possible violations in Daviess County. Online information says Jones is accused of driving while intoxicated for alcohol; failure to yield to an emergency vehicle; as well as careless […]

Health News

Hy-Vee to provide free A1C screenings

In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Hy-Vee, Inc. will provide free Hemoglobin A1C screenings throughout its eight-state region during the month of November. The free Hemoglobin A1C screenings will be offered on a first-come, first served basis at the Hy-Vee Healthy You Mobiles in 168 Hy-Vee store parking lots. Hy-Vee registered dietitians will conduct […]