Audio: Missouri House Committee hears testimony on checkpoint and roadblock legislation

A veteran Missouri lawmaker who served as an O’Fallon police officer for 13 years is proposing a constitutional amendment that involves checkpoints and roadblocks. Lake St. Louis GOP State Representative Justin Hill’s proposal would prohibit a roadside checkpoint or roadblock set up by law enforcement, except in emergency situations to prevent the escape of a […]

Cpl. Aaron Post Conservation Agent of the Year (2020)

Corporal Aaron Post named Missouri’s Outstanding Conservation Agent

Corporal Aaron Post of Platte County was recently named as Missouri’s Outstanding Conservation Agent for 2021 for his accomplishments and service to his community and conservation. A committee from MDC’s Protection Branch selected Post as outstanding agent. Cpl. Chris Ely of Texas County was runner up. Post was also selected as MDC’s Kansas City Region […]

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Public gives Missouri State Highway Patrol a 93.9% approval rating

According to the recent public opinion survey the Missouri State Highway Patrol is fulfilling its mission of service and protection. Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol announced the results of the 2020 Public Opinion Survey. Although the response rate increased with the use of a web-based survey compared to the […]

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Two-vehicle rollover crash on Highway 36 leaves one dead and two injured

A two-vehicle rollover accident Sunday on Highway 36 in Caldwell County has killed a resident of Illinois and injured two other people. Sixty-five-year-old Leanne Mast of Lansing, Illinois was a passenger in a car driven by 67-year-old John Mast, also of Lansing Illinois. Leanne Mast was pronounced dead at the Liberty Hospital two hours after […]

Deadly Crash

One dead, one life-flighted in fatal crash west of Bethany

One person was killed and another seriously injured in a crash involving three vehicles late Thursday afternoon two miles west of Bethany. According to the Highway Patrol, 68-year-old Diane Gibson of New Hampton was pronounced dead at the scene. Receiving serious injuries was another driver, 55-year-old Lesa Gard of Bethany. She was flown by medical […]

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 […]

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No charges to be filed against Livingston County deputy involved in shooting

Livingston County’s Prosecuting Attorney reports he will not file charges stemming from an investigation of the officer-involved shooting March 19th. The Highway Patrol identified the victim as 33-year-old Kyle Eichler of Chillicothe. Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren on his Facebook page announced that his review of the reports, scene photographs, video and other evidence gathered by […]

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Why the Missouri Highway Patrol no longer releases names of juveniles in reports

The Missouri Highway Patrol recently made a change with its online crash reports to OMIT names of minors involved in traffic accidents. The patrols’ public information officer, Captain John Hotz, explained the change occurred after a review of the highway patrol policies, procedures, and general orders. Based on what he called advancements in technology and […]

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Trenton R-9 student threatened with gun violence on school bus

The Trenton R-IX School District received information concerning a threat against a student at Trenton Middle School.  The threat occurred Wednesday on a Trenton R-IX School Bus and was directed towards one student who was threatened with gun violence. Once the district learned of the threat, the families involved and the Trenton Police Department were notified. […]