Martin Luther King Jr Day

Audio: Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a Federal and Missouri Holiday and Official Day of Service

Today (Monday) is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is a federal, Missouri, and county holiday.     It’s also an official day of service. Most federal, Missouri, county, and city offices are closed today, with the exception of emergency services such as the Missouri State Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies. Banks […]

Rollover Accident

Chillicothe woman injured in crash on snow-covered Route A

The Highway Patrol reports a Chillicothe woman sustained minor injuries when she lost control of the sports utility vehicle she drove on a snow-covered road seven miles northeast of Chillicothe on January 15th. Emergency services transported 36-year-old Courtney Hopkins to the Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe. The SUV traveled south on Route A before it […]

Vehicle Crash

Jamesport man injured in crash on slush-covered road near Chillicothe

The Highway Patrol reports a Jamesport man sustained moderate injuries when he lost control of the car he drove. The crash happened on a slush-covered road nine miles northeast of Chillicothe on January 15th, Emergency medical services transported 59-year-old Jeffrey Hale to the Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe. The car traveled east on Route A […]

18-Wheel truck big rig

Trenton man injured in crash on Highway 6

A Trenton man sustained injuries when the pickup truck he drove was struck by a semi-truck one mile east of Trenton on Thursday evening, January 14th. Emergency medical services transported 47-year-old Jason Hunter to Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton with what the Highway Patrol called minor injuries. No injuries were reported for semi driver 41-year-old […]

Accident-Crash graphic

Kirksville man injured in crash south of Mercer on Highway 65

The Highway Patrol reports a Kirksville man sustained serious injuries when a pickup truck ran off the road and overturned two miles south of Mercer Thursday evening, January 14th. Emergency medical services transported 55-year-old John Moots to Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton. He was then taken to Saint Luke’s on the Plaza. The pickup traveled […]

High Speed Chase Charges Filed News Graphic

Charges filed against two men involved in high-speed pursuit that ended near Hamilton

Two men have been charged in Ray County with multiple felonies following a multi-county vehicle pursuit on January 13th. Law enforcement reported started in Ray County and ended north of Hamilton. Online court information shows 28-year-old Sergey Bocharov and 35-year-old Thomas Ainsworth have both been charged with assault—second degree—special victim, armed criminal action, property damage—first degree—damage […]

Close up hand holding COVID-19 vaccine

Grundy County Health Department receives first shipment of Pfizer COVID vaccine

The Grundy County Health Department this week received its first of two anticipated deliveries of Pfizer vaccine for individuals in Tier 1A. The Tier 1A group includes patient-facing health care providers and staff, such as emergency medical services, physicians, nurses, optometrists, dentists, pharmacists, chiropractors, and community health workers. The health department has been working to […]

Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

Feds tell states to give COVID-19 vaccine to anyone 65 and older in bid to speed rollout

(Missouri Independent) – The Trump administration on Tuesday directed state officials to expand who is getting vaccinated for COVID-19, and announced that all available doses will be distributed to states instead of holding back a reserve of follow-up doses. Under the policy changes outlined by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, states should begin […]

Police Chase or Pursuit

Two suspects in custody after high-speed pursuit ends north of Hamilton; officer crashes during pursuit

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports two suspects were taken into custody north of Hamilton Wednesday morning, January 13th after a multi-county vehicle pursuit. The pursuit of burglary suspects started in Ray County and continued through Carroll County on Route D through Ludlow where a Ray County deputy lost control on railroad tracks.  The Highway Patrol […]

Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

Livingston County Health Center receives first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine

Livingston County Health Center received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine to be administered to the Tier 1A Population in the county.    The CDC defines Tier 1A as “Paid and unpaid people serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials and cannot work from […]