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Kirksville woman injured in Saturday evening crash; driver accused of DWI

A Kirksville resident was hurt Saturday evening when a car went off a road and hit a fence west of Kirksville. Thirty-six-year-old Ann Stafford was taken by private vehicle to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville with minor injuries. Stafford was a passenger in a car driven by 32-year-old Dustin Shelton of Kirksville who was […]

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Two Kirksville teenagers injured in crash on Patterson Way

The Highway Patrol reports two Kirksville residents sustained moderate injuries as the result of a car running off the road two miles east of Kirksville Tuesday evening, April 12th. An ambulance took the passenger, 18-year-old August Lewis, to the Northeast Regional Medical Center. The driver, 18-year-old Gabriel Barber, refused treatment at the scene. The car […]

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Jackson wins 3 GOP votes as U.S. Senate advances her Supreme Court nomination

(Missouri Independent) – The U.S. Senate advanced Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic Supreme Court nomination in a 53-47 procedural vote Monday evening, hours after the Judiciary Committee deadlocked along party lines. Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Mitt Romney of Utah voted with all 50 Senate Democrats on the procedural […]

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Residents of Trenton and Spickard, including 4-year-old boy, injured in crash on Highway 65

The Highway Patrol reports three area residents sustained injuries when a car struck a sports utility vehicle in Grundy County on Friday morning, April 1st. The driver of the car, 24-year-old Landan Ellis of Trenton, received moderate injuries and was taken by emergency medical services to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton. The driver of the […]

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Four people, including a 4-year-old-child, injured in Thursday crash on Highway 36

Four people, including a child, received minor injuries in an accident on Thursday afternoon two miles west of Osborn. Thirty-six-year-old Hunter Martin of Winston allegedly fell asleep as his eastbound pickup traveled off the north side of Highway 36 and collided with another pickup that was turning north onto Fairview Road. Taken by EMS to […]

Drug Trafficking

Missouri driver who led officers on high-speed chase charged with meth trafficking and illegal firearms

A man who led police officers on a high-speed chase in a stolen car driving the wrong way on Interstate 70 was charged in federal court with illegally possessing several firearms and more than two kilograms of methamphetamine. Davon R. Williams, 28, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in […]

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Juvenile who stole car and went joyriding with friends in the report from Livingston County Sheriff

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office has released information on incidents so far this month. Sheriff Steve Cox reports the juvenile office is handling a matter involving a juvenile too young to be driving and allegedly stealing a relative’s vehicle. The sheriff says Sergeant Dustin Woelfle traveled on Bryan Street on March 2nd when a vehicle […]

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Patrol reports the arrest of a Unionville man on multiple offenses

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a Tuesday night arrest in Putnam County. Forty-six-year-old Brandon Baughman of Unionville was taken on a 24-hour hold to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department. Baughman is accused of felony alleged failure to register as a sex offender, failure to register annually with the Missouri Department of Revenue, operating a […]

Rollover Crash

Teenagers from Cainsville injured in rollover crash

Residents from Cainsville were injured as the result of a pickup truck overturning two miles south of Blythedale on March 19th at 12:05 am. The Highway Patrol reports the 17-year-old boy who was driving sustained serious injuries. The passenger, 18-year-old Leon Nobles, received minor injuries. They were taken to the Harrison County Community Hospital in […]

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Republicans in Congress file suit to end mask mandate for air travel

(Missouri Independent) – Seventeen Republican members of Congress have sued the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seeking an end to the federal rule requiring passengers on commercial flights and in airports to wear masks. The mandate illegally restricts the lawmakers’ freedom and is not backed by legal authority, they said in the suit filed Monday. […]

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Three injured in crash on Highway 36 east of Hamilton

The Highway Patrol reports individuals from three communities were transported to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe following a single-vehicle accident early Thursday evening, seven miles east of Hamilton. The driver of a truck was 41 year old Steven Brand of Wheeling, with passengers listed as 22-year-old Bridgette Orr of Hamilton and 20-year-old Kaytie Milbourn of […]

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Missouri man sentenced to four years in prison for illegal firearm used in fatal shooting at zoo

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing the firearm he accidentally fired in a fatal shooting at the Kansas City Zoo. Anthony R. Meneses, 29, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to four years in federal prison without parole. On Aug. 9, 2021, Meneses pleaded guilty […]

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Three from Cameron, including two children, injured in Highway 69 crash

Three residents of Cameron, including two children, were injured Monday afternoon in a Highway 69 crash four miles south of Cameron. One driver, 29-year-old Shirley Munoz of Cameron, received minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Cameron Regional Medical Center. The other driver, 23-year-old Megan Ott of Cameron, was not injured. The patrol reported […]

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Two Sheridan teens injured in Monday crash; one life-flighted to hospital

Two teenagers from Sheridan were injured Monday afternoon in an accident on a snow-covered road in Worth County. The driver, 18-year-old Dillan Gavigan, was flown by a medical helicopter (Life Flight Eagle) to Mosiac Life Care in St. Joseph with serious injuries. A passenger, listed as a 13-year-old boy, received moderate injuries and was taken […]