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Chillicothe firefighters respond to trailer fire on Herriford Street

The Chillicothe Police Department requested the Chillicothe Fire Department respond to a possible trailer fire in the 100 block of Herriford on Friday night. Fire Lieutenant Rob Williams reports firefighters found light smoke in the area and flames visible inside the camper upon arrival. A one and three-quarter-inch hand line was deployed, and about 200 […]

Shop With a Cop

Trenton Police Department accepting donations for Shop with a Cop program

The Trenton Police Department is accepting donations for its Seventh Annual Shop with a Cop to be held next month. The program allows children an opportunity to have positive interaction with law enforcement and allows the police department to assist children in a time of need during the Christmas season. The program is possible because […]

Trooper Matthew Neely awarded Medal of Valor by Governor Parson

Governor awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2018

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 18 first responders and 6 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions in 2018. The awards are the state’s highest recognition for first responders working as individuals and as members of teams during critical incidents. The civilians were honored for taking on extreme risks […]

Gas Tax

Missouri Lt. Governor says Missourians to decide if gasoline tax increase is needed

The state’s lieutenant governor says Missourians will have to decide whether a gasoline tax increase is needed. Missouri’s 17-cent gasoline tax has remained the same since 1996. Last November, voters rejected a proposed ten-cent gas tax increase. At his campaign announcement, last week at Jefferson City’s Memorial Park, Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe (R) told the audience […]

Ryan Johnson presented Honorary Missouri State Highway Patrol Certficate

Macon, Missouri man presented with Highway Patrol Honorary Trooper Certificate

Lieutenant Steven V. Wilhoit, Assistant Director of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control, presented Macon, Missouri, resident Ryan Johnson with a Missouri State Highway Patrol Honorary Trooper Certificate. The certificate was presented to Johnson at the Chariton Valley Communications Corporate Headquarters in Macon, with his co-worker’s present. The Honorary Trooper […]

Armed man arrested at Springfield Walmart for threatening behavior, attire

Audio: Armed man arrested at Springfield Walmart for threatening behavior, attire

A heavily-armed gunman gave shoppers at the Walmart Neighborhood Market at Republic and Golden in Springfield a big scare. Springfield Police say the man, who’s 20, walked through the store after 4 o’clock, using his cellphone to video himself while talking to shoppers. Lieutenant Mike Lucas says an off-duty firefighter who had his own gun […]

Kelli Jones Communications Director

Governor Parson announces Kelli Jones as new Communications Director

Governor Mike Parson announced that Kelli Jones will assume the role of Communications Director for the Office of the Governor effective August 2, 2019. Mrs. Jones has served as Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary since Governor Parson took office in June of last year. Mrs. Jones previously served as Governor Parson’s Communications Director during his term […]

John Dick Junior

Trooper who served in Mercer and Grundy counties promoted to Lieutenant

A Missouri State Highway Patrol officer previously assigned to Mercer and Grundy counties has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. The promotion for Sergeant John Dick Junior from Troop A will be effective August 1st. He will transfer to the Field Operations Bureau at the General Headquarters in Jefferson City. Dick was appointed to […]

Firefighter

Chillicothe Fire Department responds to North Herriford Street

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to a possible structure fire at 105 North Herriford overnight on Friday. Lieutenant Rob Williams reports the Chillicothe Police Department assisted the fire department and advised a small fire was outside the address. He says, upon arrival to the property owned by Ronald Dryer, firefighters determined trash and furniture were […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Website

31 Troopers to graduate from Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 31 troopers will graduate from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on June 21, 2019. The public is invited to attend the ceremony, which will take place at 10 a.m. in the Academy gymnasium. The 107th Recruit Class reported to the Academy on […]