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Missourians join call to pass John Lewis Voting Rights Act

 Missouri voting-rights advocates joined a national call to action Saturday to promote the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the For the People Act. The Lewis Act would require states with a history of voter discrimination to get approval from the Justice Department before making legal changes to voting rules. Julie Steiger, co-president of the League of […]

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Two adults, two babies injured in SUV rollover crash near Humphreys

Two adults and two children from Versailles sustained injuries when a sports utility vehicle overturned five miles south of Humphreys the night of May 7th. Thirty-three-year-old David Knotts received serious injuries and was taken to the Truman Medical Center. The passenger, 34-year-old Jennifer Knotts, received moderate injuries and was taken to the Sullivan County Memorial […]

Motorcycle Crash

Two injured when motorcycle crashes near Carrollton; driver accused of DWI

Residents of Carrollton and Mendon were injured Saturday evening when a motorcycle overturned near Carrollton. The operator, 59-year old Terry Crawford of Carrollton, received serious injuries, while the passenger, 21-year old Skylar Walker of Mendon, received moderate injuries. Both were taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. The northbound motorcycle went off the right […]

Motorcycle Crash

Motorcycle crash on Mercer County Route P injures Iowa woman

An Iowa woman was injured Sunday afternoon when the motorcycle she was operating traveled off Mercer County Route P and overturned onto its side. Forty-seven-year-old Gean Ishmael of Peru, Iowa, received moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to the Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany. Moderate damage was noted to the motorcycle involved in […]

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One adult life flighted, two 12-year-old boys transported to Kansas City after crash on Highway 69

Three Cameron residents received serious injuries when a car traveled off Highway 69 and overturned several times south of Pattonsburg. The driver, 31-year old Evan Hummel, was flown by medical helicopter to Truman Medical Center in Kansas City after being ejected from the car through a sunroof. Two juvenile boys, both 12 years old and […]

Big Rig Crash

Big rig fails to negotiate curve in old Pattonsburg and overturns injuring Gilman City man

The Highway Patrol reports a Gilman City man sustained minor injuries as the result of the Kenworth truck he drove failing to negotiate a curve in Old Pattonsburg on the morning of April 23rd. An ambulance transported 55-year-old Timothy Kollanda to the Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany. The truck traveled west on Route Z […]

Rollover Accident

Carrolton man and six-year-old child hospitalized after rollover crash on Highway 65

A Carrollton man and child were taken to hospitals following a rollover crash on Wednesday afternoon in Benton County. Fifty-Seven-year-old Robert McDowell of Carrollton was taken by ambulance to the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries. A six-year-old boy, who was a passenger, was taken by ambulance to Bothwell Hospital in Sedalia […]

Representative Rick Roeber Lee's Summit

Panel recommends Missouri House expel Republican accused of sexually abusing his children

(Missouri Independent) – The Missouri House Ethics Committee voted unanimously on Monday to recommend Rep. Rick Roeber be expelled from the Legislature. The committee, made up of five Republicans and five Democrats, said evidence obtained over the course of its four-month investigation confirmed Roeber had sexually abused two of his children in 1990 when they […]

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Cameron resident injured when car overturns on I-35

Three Cameron residents sustained injuries when a car overturned in Clay County on April 14th. The Highway Patrol reports passengers 20-year-old Trevor Bates and Breanne Sample were transported to the Liberty Hospital by emergency medical services. Bates’s injuries were considered serious, and Sample’s were moderate. Driver 23-year-old Shawn Ward reportedly refused treatment of minor injuries. […]

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Trenton man life-flighted to Truman Medical Center after motorcycle strikes deer in roadway

A Trenton man was injured Monday night when the motorcycle he was operating struck a deer 11 miles south of Trenton. Thirty-six-year-old Zachary Marrs received serious injuries and was flown by medical helicopter (Life Flight Eagle) to Truman Medical Center. After the southbound motorcycle hit the deer, the patrol said the motorcycle overturned and ejected […]

Motorcycle Crash

Motorcycle rider strikes deer in roadway on Highway 129

A Unionville man, operating a motorcycle, was injured on Sunday afternoon when he attempted to avoid a deer in the road, and the machine overturned on Highway 129, eight miles north of Green City. Twenty-eight-year-old Carl Mendenhall received moderate injuries and was transported to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. Mendenhall was not using safety […]