Life Flight Helicopter

Five from Hopkins injured after leaving roadway and striking tree, 6-year-old life flighted to Children’s Mercy

Five Hopkins residents were hurt, two seriously, when a car traveled off a road in northern Nodaway County striking a tree. The driver, 40-year old Andrea Hornbuckle, was taken to Mosaic Medical Center in St. Joseph with serious injuries. A six-year-old boy was taken to Mosaic Hospital in Maryville and then flown by medical helicopter […]

Ambulance with Medic Symbol (accident)

Teenage driver distracted by dog in vehicle, two injured in crash on 22nd Street

Two Trenton teens sustained injuries in a one-vehicle accident half of a mile north of Trenton the afternoon of Friday, July 10th. Emergency Medical Services transported the driver, a 16 year old girl, to Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton with moderate injuries. A private vehicle transported a passenger, the driver’s 14 year old sister, to […]

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Illinois resident experiences medical emergency while driving on I-35

A resident of Elk Grove, Illinois experienced a medical emergency and was taken to Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany. Thirty-nine-year-old Aditya Chaudhary was listed with minor injuries. A sports utility vehicle traveled off northbound Interstate 35 and into the median. A passenger reportedly grabbed the steering wheel but over-corrected causing the SUV to return […]

4th of July Holiday Weekend Traffic Statistics (MSHP)

Five fatalities, 294 crashes reported over 4th of July Holiday Weekend

Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers worked 294 traffic crashes, which included 107 injuries and all five fatalities. Troopers also made 139 DWI arrests and 126 drug arrests over the holiday weekend. 2020 July Fourth Holiday Boating Statistics Troopers worked nine boating crashes, which included four injuries and zero fatalities. Troopers made six BWI arrests and […]

Gun Crime or Firearm

Mexican national pleads guilty to possessing illegal firearm used in drive-by shooting

A Mexican national has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing the firearm he used in a drive-by shooting. Javier Guerrero-Garcia, 23, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough on Monday, June 29, to being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm. By pleading guilty, Guerrero-Garcia admitted that he fired a […]

Accident involving alcohol

ATV demolished in crash on railroad tracks; driver accused of DWI

Two people were hurt early Sunday when an all-terrain vehicle overturned near Lawson. A passenger, 40-year old Timothy Andersen of Excelsior Springs, was taken to Liberty Hospital with serious injuries. The driver, 40-year old Aaron Kelley of Lawson, refused treatment at the scene for moderate injuries. The ATV overturned after traveling on railroad tracks. The ATV […]

UTV or Utility Terrain Vehicle Crash

Chula teen injured after falling from UTV; teenage driver accused of DWI

A Chula resident was hurt early Sunday when she fell from a utility terrain vehicle in southeastern Grundy County. Eighteen-year-old Jarica Nelson was taken to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton with moderate injuries. The accident happened five miles northeast of Chula on private property on southeast Yucca Lane. Nelson was a passenger on the UTV […]

Pedestrian sign and police lights

Audio: 110 pedestrians were killed in Missouri during 2019

State transportation officials are conducting a public awareness campaign about the increasing number of pedestrian deaths in Missouri. State Department of Transportation (MoDOT) child passenger and bike-pedestrian safety coordinator Tara Van Loo says 110 pedestrians were killed in Missouri in 2019. Another 307 suffered serious injuries. She says the top contributing factors were failure to […]