Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri Highway Patrol reports arrests of Chillicothe and Spickard residents

The Highway Patrol reports arrests on Wednesday of Chillicothe and Spickard residents in separate incidents. Twenty-seven-year-old Ryan Wheeler of Chillicothe was taken into custody Thursday afternoon in Livingston County and accused of speeding along with unlawful possession of drugs. Online information shows potential counts include felony possession of a controlled substance, alleged possession of fewer […]

ATV accident

Pattonsburg teen hospitalized after being ejected from ATV

A teenager from Pattonsburg was injured Tuesday afternoon in a four-wheeler accident on private property two miles northeast of McFall. Fifteen-year-old Ellie Sperry received serious injuries when she was thrown off the ATV as it traveled down a steep embankment and overturned. Sperry was transported by private vehicle to Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany […]

Graduation caps

Four area schools name top graduates after graduation

Several area schools have announced their top graduating students. Laredo R-7 named its eighth-grade valedictorian as Emma Thompson and salutatorian as Luke Porter. Pattonsburg R-2 announced the valedictorian for its senior class as Shaila Cramer and the salutatorian as Logan Pankau. For Tina-Avalon R-2, the valedictorian was Hannah Colliver, and the salutatorian was Khloey Forest. […]

Graduation caps

Area schools to hold graduation ceremonies today

Area schools will hold graduation ceremonies on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Eighteen seniors will graduate from North Mercer R-3 High School at 2 o’clock with high school English teacher Melissa Hill addressing the graduates. Eight students will graduate from Southwest Livingston County R-1 of Ludlow at 2 o’clock. Southwest’s valedictorian is William Garrett Cramer, and […]

MoDOT Road Work

Pavement repairs planned on I-35 south of Bethany

Pavement repairs planned for the next few weeks will require one-lane closures on Interstate 35 south of Bethany. Crews from Herzog Contracting Corporation, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, will have intermittent lane closures on both north and southbound lanes of I-35 between U.S. Route 136 (Bethany) and Route C (Pattonsburg) beginning Monday, April […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Patrol reports arrests in Livingston and Daviess Counties

The Highway Patrol reports a Gallatin man was arrested Saturday morning in Daviess County. Twenty-five-year-old Justin Rainey was accused of felony possession of a controlled substance, DWI/drugs, leaving the scene of an accident, careless and imprudent driving and no proof of insurance. Two Detroit, Michigan residents, Tynisha Wright, and Derek Linebarger, both 41, were arrested […]

Rollover Crash

Pattonsburg teen hurt in rollover crash on Route W

A rollover accident in Harrison County Thursday afternoon, four miles northwest of Bethany, injured a teenager from Pattonsburg. The highway patrol reports 17-year-old Juan Hughes received minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany. Hughes was driving southbound on Harrison County Route W when the car began to skid, […]