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. […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education hires new Superintendent/Principal

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education Monday, June 15th hired a new superintendent/principal. Current Superintendent/Principal Jonnie Beavers reports Kristi Weldon of Trenton will hold the position next school year. Weldon will be paid $52,000 for the year. She previously worked at Macon. The board also hired Jason Bears of Princeton for maintenance. He will be […]

Audio: Remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal to bring widespread rain, possible severe weather to north Missouri

The remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal are moving into Missouri, prompting watches. The National Hurricane Center said in its 4 a.m. update the center of the storm is about 80 miles southeast of Springfield, Mo., and has maximum sustained winds of 30 mph. A flash flood watch is in effect for areas in and near […]

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 […]

Life Flight Helicopter

Four teens from Macon injured in crash on country road; driver life-flighted to Columbia

Four teenagers from Macon were injured, two of them seriously, when a vehicle left a country road on a curve and overturned Thursday night. The highway patrol listed injuries as serious for the driver, 19-year-old Katie Sheets, and one of the passengers, 17-year-old Kari Russell. The other two occupants received minor injuries. They are a […]

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 […]

Missouri Department of Conservation confirms 46 new cases of Chronic Wasting Disease

The Missouri Department of Conservation has confirmed 46 new cases of chronic wasting disease from its monitoring and testing efforts for the 2019-2020 CWD surveillance year. The new cases include eight each in Linn and Macon counties and three in Adair County. The new findings bring the total number of cases in Missouri to 162. […]