Gavel and Missouri Flag

Several new laws go into effect in Missouri today

Several bills become law today that the Missouri Legislature passed during the second regular session of the 100th General Assembly. Here is a snapshot of the top bills approved by lawmakers and signed by Gov. Mike Parson: Partial motorcycle helmet law repeal House Bill 1963 is a sweeping transportation bill allowing motorcycle drivers 26 years and […]

Labor Day Weekend

Missouri State Highway Patrol to be out in force on roads and waterways during Labor Day weekend

As you plan your Labor Day weekend, incorporate safety into every facet, choosing your route, making sure your equipment is in good working condition, being aware of and following Missouri’s traffic and boating laws, driving your vehicle or vessel courteously, and wearing a seat belt or a life jacket. Help ensure a safer Labor Day […]

SUV Accident

Three children, ages 7, 3 and 1, escape injury in crash on Livingston County Route D

A resident of Bosworth was injured but three children, ages seven and younger escaped injury in a single-vehicle accident Wednesday on Livingston County Route D, two miles north of Avalon. Injuries were moderate for 25-year-old Maddison Schenk who was taken by emergency medical services to the Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. The patrol listed three […]

ATV or Four Wheeler Crash

ATV strikes parked SUV head-on injuring 3, driver accused of driving while intoxicated

Three people were hurt early Sunday when an all-terrain vehicle hit a stationary vehicle head-on in Carroll County and were ejected from the vehicle. Two passengers, 20-year old Christian Coats of Norborne and a 16-year old juvenile boy from Orrick, were taken by private vehicle to Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton with serious injuries. The […]

Deadly Crash

Two-year-old boy survives, four others dead in rollover crash on Highway 169

Four people died as a result of a vehicle traveling off a highway in far northwest Missouri and overturning multiple times. Only a two-year-old boy survived as the highway patrol said he was using a safety device. The accident on Thursday afternoon happened nine miles northeast of St. Joseph. The driver, 61-year-old Twila Obanion of […]

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 […]

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 […]