Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol extends suspension of testing for licenses

Missouri State Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel Eric Olson announces that the Patrol is extending the suspension of written and skills-based driver road testing at all locations until April 15th in its effort to ensure public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. The suspension includes operator, commercial driver’s license, and motorcycle testing. The Patrol is […]

Motorcycle Police Chase or Pursuit

Motorcycle pursuit ends with arrest of two; authorities seize bike with paperwork to be filed for forfeiture

An investigation into a motorcycle allegedly fleeing from law enforcement in Caldwell and Livingston County has led to two arrests. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the motorcycle driver and owner was identified as 35-year-old Shaun Allen Mindham of Blue Springs. Mindham had an outstanding arrest warrant from Johnson County on felony possession of a […]

Pedestrian sign and police lights

Audio: Pedestrian and motorcycle fatalities increasing in Missouri

State officials say pedestrian and motorcycle fatalities are increasing in Missouri.     Missouri transportation officials say 108 pedestrians were killed in Missouri in 2019, the largest number of pedestrian fatalities in Missouri in the LAST DECADE. The state Department of Transportation also says 118 motorcyclists were killed in 2019, a TEN percent increase from […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 25 years in prison on meth and firearms charge

A Greenfield, Missouri, man who crashed his motorcycle into another vehicle during a police chase was sentenced in federal court for possessing methamphetamine to distribute and illegally possessing a firearm. Chad R. Weis, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 25 years in federal prison without parole. On April 10, 2019, Weis […]

Missouri Day Festival

Missouri Day Festival 2019: Everything you need to know if you are attending the event

Get This Complete Missouri Day Printable Schedule with Dates and Times of Activites Missouri Day Opening Ceremonies and Soup Supper The Trenton Area Ministerial Alliance will host a soup supper to raise money for its Good Samaritan Fund. Dockery Chapel United Methodist Church Pastor Jim King says the meal will be served at the First […]

Kenneth Friend

Missouri man sentenced to 27-years in prison for role in meth conspiracy

A Springfield, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy that distributed 45 kilograms of methamphetamine in southwest Missouri. Kenneth R. Friend, 48, of Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 27 years in federal prison without parole. Friend pleaded guilty on April 5, 2019, to […]

Motorcycle Crash

Motorcyclist collides with pickup in Chillicothe

The Chillicothe Police Department reports a motorcycle rider sustained injuries when the motorcycle and a pickup truck collided in Chillicothe on Thursday afternoon. The rider was taken to Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe for evaluation. The motorcycle rider reportedly exited a business in the 400 block of South Washington Street, entered into the northbound lane, […]

Life Flight Helicopter

Brookfield man life-flighted to Columbia after motorcycle strikes deer

The Highway Patrol reports a Brookfield man sustained serious injuries when the motorcycle he drove struck a deer and ejected him from the vehicle on Friday night. An air ambulance transported 29-year-old Douglas Palmer to the University Hospital in Columbia. The motorcycle traveled south on Route M one and a half miles north of Brookfield […]