Missouri State Highway Patrol

Patrol reports nine people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports nine people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period, from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2019, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2019. : Patrol’s Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Statistics for 2019  Crashes ─ 404 Injuries ─ 166 Fatalities ─ 7 DWI ─ 94 Drug Arrests ─ 63 During the 2018 Thanksgiving […]

Accidental Shooting

Accidental shooting at Leisure Lake sends 13-year-old to Children’s Mercy Hospital

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department reports it’s been actively investigating an accidental shooting at Leisure Lake on Saturday. Sheriff Rodney Herring said a 13-year-old boy received a non-life-threatening wound at his home. The name of the youth was not released due to his juvenile status. According to the sheriff’s office, the youth was laying in […]

Zachary Mohr

Audio: Moberly man arrested in child abuse case where he struck child with toolbox and cell phone

A baby girl in Moberly has life-threatening injuries in a case of possible child abuse. Police were originally notified of the case around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday after the child had to be flown by helicopter from Moberly Regional Medical Center to St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The child was listed as critical and had “obvious […]

Children playing on floor

Missouri Children’s Division grapple with 80% turnover rate among welfare workers

Missouri has about an 80% turnover rate among child welfare workers on the front lines handling child abuse and neglect cases. They are the ones out there investigating the 60,000 reports made each year through the state’s child abuse and neglect hotline. They are also handling the cases involving the roughly 13,700 foster kids in […]

Fatal Fire

47-year-old Livingston County man dies in Friday night fire

Chillicothe Fire Department Chief Eric Reeter reports human remains were found in the debris of a single-wide trailer that burned Friday night in rural Livingston County. Firefighters were dispatched shortly after 9 o’clock to 9803 Livingston County Road 228 and discovered a single wide trailer fully involved in fire. Reeter said the blaze was extinguished, and […]

Fire Investigation

Trenton Police Department seeking tips regarding “suspicious fire” on Main Street

The Trenton Police Department is seeking tips regarding what it calls a “suspicious fire” early Monday morning. The police report a fire damaged a vacant house at 1437 Main Street in Trenton. The Trenton Police and Fire departments, as well as the Missouri Division of Fire Safety, are investigating the fire. Anyone with information is […]

Cass County Sheriff Deputy Crash

High-speed chase in Cass County results in crash; deputy hospitalized after vehicle catches fire

Around 11:45 pm Monday night Cass County Deputies stopped a grey 2003 Chevy Tahoe for a traffic violation on S. Prospect near E. 155th Street. When the deputies approached the vehicle, the driver fled at a high rate of speed. During the brief chase, the suspect vehicle and deputy’s vehicle went off the roadway at […]

Investigation

DeKalb County Sheriff, Stewartsville Police Department asking for assistance from the public

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department and Stewartsville Police Department report they are investigating several stolen vehicles from Stewartsville reported Wednesday evening or on Thursday morning. The agencies note several other vehicles were gone through but not taken. Anyone who has seen anything suspicious is asked to call the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office at 816-449-5802.

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Timothy Langan named Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Kansas City Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Timothy Langan as the special agent in charge of the Kansas City Field Office in Missouri. Mr. Langan most recently served as the acting deputy assistant director in the International Operations Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington. Mr. Langan began his career as an FBI special agent in 1998, working […]