Waverunner Watercraft accident

5-year-old injured after accidentally starting watercraft on Thomas Hill Lake

The Missouri Highway Patrol reports a five-year-old Denver, Colorado girl was seriously hurt when she accidentally started a personal watercraft and the vessel hit a dock in southwestern Macon County. The child was taken to University Hospital in Columbia. The accident happened late Saturday afternoon on a private dock at Thomas Hill Lake approximately three […]

Accident involving alcohol

UTV crash injures 3; driver later arrested for driving while intoxicated

Three people were hurt Saturday night in northern Macon County when a utility terrain vehicle ran off a country road and overturned three miles south of Gifford on Festival Avenue. A passenger, 21-year old Justin Adams of La Plata received serious injuries while another passenger, 21-year old Tristan Collier of Atlanta, Missouri received moderate injuries. […]

Life Flight Helicopter

Anabel teen life-flighted to hospital after crashing near Bevier

The Highway Patrol reports an Anabel resident sustained moderate injuries as the result of a sports utility vehicle overturning several times six miles south of Bevier Wednesday night. An ambulance transported 19-year-old Anthony Akery to the University Hospital of Columbia. The SUV traveled north on Route C before running off the right side of the […]

Motorcycle Crash

Atlanta man injured after being ejected from dirt bike on Island Avenue

The Highway Patrol reports an Atlanta, Missouri man sustained moderate injuries as a result of being ejected from the dirt bike he drove three miles west of Atlanta Thursday morning. An ambulance transported 39-year-old Michael Nay to the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. The dirt bike traveled west on Island Avenue before losing control, […]

37-year-old Matthew Guilford, of Brookfield, Missouri

Livingston County prosecutor files charges against Brookfield man

A felon facing multiple felony charges in Linn County for reportedly leading law enforcement on a multi-county pursuit in February now faces charges in Livingston County. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren filed charges against 38 year old Matthew Guilford of Brookfield of first degree endangering the welfare of a child—first […]

Road Closed

Linn County Route WW to remain closed; motorist drives around barricades, damaging roadway

Route WW will remain closed today, Thursday, April 9, through 3 p.m. for a culvert replacement. Local maintenance crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation replaced the culvert today, April 8, but their barricades blocking the roadway between Route ZZ and the Macon County line were moved, and a motorist drove through the freshly laid […]

Coronavirus Update

Linn County Health Department confirms first case of COVID-19

The Linn County Health Department has confirmed the first positive case of the Coronavirus. The test result came from a private lab. The health department of Linn County reports the patient is self-isolating to decrease the risk of exposing others. The department also stated it will provide no other information regarding the report. The health […]

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Three from Macon injured in crash on Jet Road

Three Macon residents sustained injuries when a car overturned near Macon on Friday afternoon. An ambulance transported driver 18-year-old Chloe Dailey to the Samaritan Hospital of Macon with moderate injuries. Passengers 18-year-old Kristeena Jaecques and 20-year-old James Yearwood sustained minor injuries and refused treatment at the crash scene. The car traveled east on Jet Road […]

Life Flight Helicopter

Two seriously injured in one-car crash west of Elmer

The Highway Patrol reports two men sustained serious injuries in a one-car accident one mile west of Elmer on Monday evening. An air ambulance transported driver 43-year-old Brandon True of Kirksville to the University Hospital of Columbia, and an ambulance transported passenger 22-year-old Augustus Allen of Atlanta, Missouri to the University Hospital. The car traveled […]