Fatal Crash

Chillicothe and Bosworth residents die in head-on crash south of Chillicothe

Chillicothe and Bosworth residents died last night as a result of a head-on crash four miles south of Chillicothe. The highway patrol reports 23-year-old Nicholas Lawson of Chillicothe died at Hedrick Medical Center and 49-year-old Orville Cooper of Bosworth was pronounced dead at the scene. Lawson was northbound and Cooper was headed south when one […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Audio: Missouri State Highway Patrol to have extra troopers on the roads and water on Labor Day Weekend

You will notice extra Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers on the roads and water during this Labor Day holiday weekend. Troopers are participating in Operation CARE, which stands for crash awareness and reduction effort. Highway Patrol Captain John Hotz is encouraging you to drive and boat responsibly.     State troopers are being stationed at […]

Livingston County Sheriff Car

Livingston County Sheriff reports the arrest of three individuals

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department reports the arrest of three individuals Tuesday on drug allegations. Sheriff Steve Cox says an additional investigation of an Independence driver stopped for traffic violations on U. S. Highway 36 Tuesday afternoon resulted in the seizure of suspected high-level THC ingestible products, high-grade marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. K-9 Zaki came […]

Rollover Crash

Cameron man injured in rollover crash on Highway 36

The Highway Patrol reports a rollover accident Tuesday night injured a Cameron resident. Thirty-three-year-old Christopher Padgett was taken by ambulance to Cameron Regional Medical Center with moderate injuries. Padgett was eastbound when, a trooper said, he apparently lost control of the pickup he was driving. The truck went off the south side of Highway 36, […]

Life Flight Helicopter

Two teens injured, one life-flighted, in crash south of Kirksville

Teenagers from Novinger and Kirksville were injured Tuesday evening when a car left Route H, one mile south of Kirksville. The highway patrol reports the accident caused a passenger to be ejected from the car when it struck a ditch, became airborne, and struck the ground demolishing the vehicle. Seventeen-year-old Andrew Head of Kirksville was […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Highway patrol reports arrest of Braymer teen

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Braymer teen in DeKalb County Tuesday morning on multiple allegations and warrants. Nineteen-year-old John Wayne Farrington was accused of no seat belt, driving while suspended, possession of under 35 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The Patrol reports the warrants were from the Chillicothe Police […]

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Daviess County Sheriff serves warrant on cultivated marijuana grow site

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Department reports multiple agencies were involved with a search warrant, for a cultivated marijuana grow site when the warrant was served Monday on a property in the area of 28th Street and Unity Avenue in Daviess County. Sheriff Ben Becerra says three subjects fled from the scene as the tactical team […]

Missouri Sunshine Law

A detailed listing of laws that take effect in Missouri on August, 28, 2018

Below is a synopsis of some of the new legislation the Missouri General Assembly recently enacted that is related to crime and motor vehicles. The listed legislation has been signed into law. Unless otherwise noted, these laws went into effect August 28, 2018. The public needs to be aware of several of these new laws […]