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Vehicle break-ins prompt reminder from Bethany Police Department

The Bethany Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance as it conducts investigations regarding motor vehicle break-ins from the weekend. The Bethany Police Department, via Facebook, says the department received a large number of calls regarding vehicles being broken into. Vehicle owners are reminded to lock their vehicles when unable to secure the vehicle inside […]

Not Guilty Plea

Chillicothe man charged with causing the death of an individual pleads “Not Guilty”

A Chillicothe man charged with two felonies after an accident in May that reportedly caused the death of another man pleaded not guilty in Division One of Livingston County Circuit Court August 5. Thirty-four-year-old Steven Lee Wilson waived formal arraignment, and the case was continued to September 16 for a plea or trial setting. Wilson […]

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Motorists are reminded to watch for students as school starts in just a few weeks

Students across Missouri are preparing to begin their 2021-2022 school year. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers to be vigilant always, but especially near school zones, playgrounds, bicycle paths, and crosswalks when schools are in session. Expect pedestrian and bicycle traffic to increase near schools on days where the weather is good. When schools […]

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Chillicothe man charged with multiple felonies in crash that killed man from Hale bound to Division One of circuit court

A case has been certified to Division One of Circuit Court for a Chillicothe man charged with two felonies after an accident in Livingston County in May that reportedly caused the death of another man. Thirty-four-year-old Steven Lee Wilson waived his right to a preliminary hearing in the Associate Division on July 28. He is […]

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Audio: Missouri Department of Transportation worker struck and killed performing flood emergency work

A Missouri Department of Transportation worker was struck and killed on Monday in Platte County. Sixty-one-year-old Lloyd Crawford was listed as a long-time maintenance worker in the Kansas City district of the Missouri Department of Transportation. The incident occurred on northbound Highway 273 near the intersection with Highway 371. MoDOT said Crawford was performing flood […]

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Chillicothe man who struck UTV with pickup facing charges after UTV driver dies in hospital

A Chillicothe man faces felony charges after a two-vehicle accident in Livingston County on May 23 that the Highway Patrol reports caused the death of a Hale man. Thirty-three-year-old Steven Lee Wilson has been charged with driving while intoxicated, death of another, and DWI, serious physical injury. Bond was originally set at $50,000 cash only, […]

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Audio: Missouri House gives initial approval to working animal legislation

Legislation that prohibits cities and counties from banning working animals has received initial approval from the Missouri House, on a voice vote. Sedalia State Representative Brad Pollitt says it’s improper for political subdivisions to regulate an industry out of business.     The bill is backed by Missouri Farm Bureau and by Cape Girardeau’s Lazy […]

Trenton, Missouri

Trenton City Council presented reports on 17th Street Bridge, work at airport and water plant basins

Construction work is progressing on the new 17th Street Bridge in Trenton. City Administrator Ron Urton told the city council that the bridge deck (or flooring was poured on Monday night). The retaining wall at the west end is what Urton called about 75-percent complete. Work will then involve placing fill for the roadway at both […]

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Idaho man dies after being struck by car on Interstate 35

The patrol reports it was a car-pedestrian collision on Interstate 35 just after midnight, ten miles south of Pattonsburg. Pronounced dead at the scene was the pedestrian, identified as 46-year-old Matthew Martin of Preston, Idaho. A trooper said he was struck by a northbound car operated by 26-year-old Christopher Ellis of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The […]

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Passenger of truck life-flighted to Research Hospital after being struck by vehicle

A Lexington man received serious injuries when he got out of a truck and was hit by the vehicle when the driver accidentally accelerated. Sixty-year-old Ronald Mings, a passenger in the truck, was flown by medical helicopter to Research Hospital in Kansas City. The accident happened Saturday afternoon south of Richmond as the truck was […]

Road Work

Baltimore Street improvement project in Kirksville set to begin

Weather permitting, in a couple of weeks, crews will begin a project along Baltimore in Kirksville. The project consists of resurfacing, Americans with Disabilities improvements, and drainage improvements. The project will run from just north of Illinois Street to just south of Patterson Street. The contract was awarded to Krupp Construction, of Ellisville, Illinois, in […]

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Baltimore improvement project in Kirksville awarded by commission

The Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission recently awarded a contract to Krupp Construction, of Ellisville, Missouri, for an improvement project on Baltimore Street in Kirksville. The project consists of resurfacing, American with Disabilities (ADA) improvements, and drainage improvements. The project will run from just north of Illinois Street to just south of Patterson Street. The […]

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Audio: Robot deliveries could be coming to a Missouri neighborhood near you

Missouri could allow robots to deliver goods to your home. A bill sponsored by state Senator Lincoln Hough, R-Springfield, aims to let robots cruise mainly along sidewalks and crosswalks to deliver items around the state. During a state Senate Transportation, Infrastructure, and Public Safety Committee hearing today, Hough says the effort is a work in […]

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Audio: MoDOT director Patrick McKenna says 645 MoDOT employees currently have COVID

Missouri’s transportation director says more than 600 of his employees currently have the coronavirus. State Department of Transportation (MoDOT) director Patrick McKenna testified before the Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight on Monday in Jefferson City, delivering MoDOT’s annual report. “As of this moment (Monday afternoon), we’re at about 645 cases of COVID within MoDOT, MoDOT alone,” McKenna […]

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Trenton City Council approves employment of police officer and purchase of dump truck

Two ordinances were adopted and authorization was given to purchase a used truck when the Trenton City Council met Monday night.  The council also approved the employment of a new policeman subject to Police Officer Standards certification. A recommendation was advanced by the Police Personnel Board. Per an agreement between the city of Trenton and […]

Traffic Fatalities

Audio: Missouri’s third-largest city records record traffic fatalities in 2020; half of the victims were on motorcycles

Despite the COVID pandemic and fewer vehicles on the road, southwest Missouri’s Springfield had a record 27 traffic fatalities in 2020. Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams is urging residents to slow down.     Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams says 13 of the 27 victims were traveling on motorcycles. He’s urging motorists to slow down […]

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Trenton Administrative Committee approve motions, reviews 2-hour parking on Main Street

The Trenton Administrative Committee to the Trenton City Council Tuesday evening approved three motions and discussed three other topics during a one-hour meeting.  Committee members are Dave Mlika, Danny Brewer, and Glen Briggs. Also attending were Councilwoman Cathie Smith, Administrator Ron Urton, and Clerk Cindy Simpson Mayor of Trenton, Linda Crooks, was among persons participating […]