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Trucker from Minnesota injured in I-35 crash south of Bethany

A truck driver from Minneapolis, Minnesota was taken to the hospital in Bethany following an accident on southbound Interstate 35. Forty-one-year-old Ibrahim Vouch received minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Harrison County Community Hospital. Vouch’s Volvo Conventional truck was parked partially in the driving lane when the towed unit was struck by a […]

Fatal Crash

Cameron man dies on I-35 after hitting guard rail, then being stuck by passing tractor-trailer truck

A Cameron man was killed in a crash on Interstate 35, approximately two miles north of Holt in Clinton County. It was late Wednesday night when a northbound pickup crossed the median and struck a guard rail causing 31-year-old Creighton Russell to be ejected, then struck by an unknown southbound, tractor-trailer. Russell was pronounced dead […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work for North Missouri, November 30 – December 6, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of November 30 – December 6, 2020. MoDOT will halt most temporary lane closures throughout the state today, Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 5 p.m., to accommodate an increase in traffic […]

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With no statewide mandate in Missouri, more local governments are requiring masks

(Missouri Independent) – In early July, the Columbia City Council passed an ordinance requiring everyone over 10 years old to wear a face mask when in close contact with someone from outside their household. Since that vote, a requirement for face masks has been in every health order issued for the city of 123,000 by the Columbia-Boone […]

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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Crash on snow-covered Highway 11 injures Green City woman

In Adair County, 12-miles miles southwest of Kirksville, a Green City woman received moderate injuries when a southbound pickup began sliding on snow-covered Highway 11, traveled off the east side, and struck a fence. Twenty-four-year-old Kylie Perez was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. The pickup was driven by her husband, 37-year-old Lino […]

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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 […]

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USDA to open signup for the Conservation Reserve Program and CRP Grasslands in early 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the signup periods for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and the CRP Grasslands in 2021. Signup for general CRP will be open from January 4, 2021, to February 12, 2021, and signup for CRP Grasslands runs from March 15, 2021, to April 23, 2021. Both programs are competitive and […]

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MoDOT planned road work in Northern Missouri for the week of November 23, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in Northern Missouri for the week of November 23 – 29. MoDOT will halt most temporary lane closures throughout the state at noon on Wednesday, November 25 at 5 p.m., to accommodate an increase in traffic […]