Billy Leon McCollum

Kansas City man facing multiple felony charges in Caldwell County after high-speed pursuit

A Kansas City man faces several felony charges in Caldwell County after he allegedly misidentified himself and fled from police, starting from Polo, in April. Forty-six-year-old Billy Leon McCollum has been charged with first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle; resisting or interfering with an arrest for a felony; resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing, […]

Police Standoff

Cameron police officers respond to domestic assault, which turns into standoff with police

Cameron Police Chief Rick Bashor reports a standoff in Cameron on Friday evening, June 4, ended with negotiators talking a suspect out of a residence without incident.  This after the police department responded to the area of Grand and Short avenues in reference to a domestic assault. Bashor says, upon arrival, officers discovered the suspect […]

Ag Club Officers

North Central Missouri College Ag Club elects officers for 2021-2022

The North Central Missouri College AG Club/PAS chapter has elected officers for the 2021-22 school year. Elected to offices are. President: Abby Dobbins; Brunswick, MO Secretary: Taylor Hileman; Grain Valley, MO 1st VP: Bryce Wolf; Mooresville, MO VP – Recruiting: Makayla Eads; Lathrop, MO VP – Activities: Jamie Mathis; Lawson, MO Student Representative: Jared Meisberger; […]

Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial in Jefferson City

Missouri to honor law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty during memorial service on Capitol grounds

The Department of Public Safety announced details of two ceremonies to be held on April 30 and May 1 at the Law Enforcement Memorial on the grounds of the State Capitol to honor Missouri law enforcement officers who paid the ultimate price for protecting their communities. DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Deric Clark will be one […]

18-Wheel truck big rig

Two big rigs crash on I-35 blocking northbound traffic

A collision involving two tractor-trailers blocked a portion of northbound Interstate 35 for a while on Wednesday afternoon in Clinton County. One driver, 53-year-old Ricky Huffman of LaCrescent, Minnesota, was taken by ambulance to the Cameron Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. The other truck driver, 54-year-old Terry Franksain of Traer, Iowa, declined medical treatment […]

Traffic Fatalities

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports four traffic fatalities over New Year’s holiday weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released preliminary statistics related to the New Year’s holiday weekend: Four people died in traffic crashes during the 78-hour counting period, which began at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 31, 2020, and ended at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, January 3, 2021. 2021 New Year’s Holiday Traffic Statistics Troopers investigated the following: […]

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Two vehicles collide head-on killing one, third vehicle then strikes crashed vehicles in northbound lane of I-35

One person was killed and three others seriously hurt in a head-on crash involving a car and SUV on Interstate 35 south of the Lathrop exit. Fatally injured was the driver of the car, 48-year old Scott Ford of Kansas City. Three passengers in the sports utility vehicle were taken to Children’s Mercy Hospital in […]

Charges Filed

Chillicothe man charged with leaving the scene of an accident which resulted in death

A Chillicothe man has been charged in Clinton County with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. The crash happened four miles east of Lathrop on November 23rd in which a truck driver died. Forty-three-year-old John Pollock also faces tampering with a motor vehicle—first degree. Pollock entered a plea of not guilty on November […]

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Four injured, including three teenagers, in I-35 crash near Lathrop

Four people received serious injuries, three of them teenagers from Lathrop, when two vehicles met Monday afternoon on an icy Interstate 35 two and one-half miles south of Lathrop in Clinton County. Injured were the driver of a car, 18-year-old Devyn Robinson, and passengers 19-year-old Blake Brown and 19-year-old Kriston Pennington. Also with serious injuries […]

Fatal Crash

Big Rig driver killed after being ejected during crash; driver of second vehicle leaves the scene of the crash, later arrested

A truck driver from Kansas City was killed and another driver from east-central Missouri was arrested following an accident before daylight Monday morning in Clinton County. The crash happened four miles east of Lathrop near the Caldwell-Clinton County line. Pronounced dead at the scene was 44-year-old Benjamin Reed of Kansas City. Reed was driving a […]

NCMC Student Leadership Team 2021

North Central Missouri College announces Student Senate Leadership for 2020-2021

North Central Missouri College Student Senate Leadership for the 2020-2021 school year are as follows: President-Jacquelyn Perez from Milan, MO; Vice President-Cheyanne Blanchard from Newtown, MO; Secretary-Jillian Steins from Mound City, MO; Treasurer-Lindi Moulin from Gilman City, MO; Public Relations Officer-Chloe Tipton from Unionville, MO; Executive Officers-Makayla Eads from Lathrop, MO and Eddie Neil from […]

Take Back Drugs

Trenton Police Department, Grundy County Sheriff to participate in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Trenton Police Department is teaming up with the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Take-Back Day Saturday, October 24th from 10 to 2 o’clock. Old and unused medications can be placed in the green receptacle box in the vestibule of the Grundy County Law Enforcement Center in […]