MoDOT Road Work

Audio: Counties continue to warn Missouri lawmakers against transferring road maintenance to local governments

Local county officials continue to push back against any effort on the state level to transfer maintenance of roads to them. Opposition to any transfer of the “lettered roads” to local governments is reflected in unbending comments by Randolph County Commissioner Wayne Wilcox in northeast Missouri.     Wilcox says handing over those roadways to […]

2018 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees

Fifty inducted into 2018 Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame

“Making the best better” for generations of Missouri 4-H club members, 50 volunteers joined the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame on Aug. 18 at State Fair Community College in Sedalia. Inductees from 38 counties established a legacy totaling 1,318 years of service to 4-H. More than 250 family members and friends attended the 12th annual […]

Crash and accident graphic

Two injured in crash south of Moberly on Highway 63

The Highway Patrol reports a Moberly man and a Brookfield woman sustained injuries when a car struck a pickup truck two miles south of Moberly Thursday morning. Forty-five-year-old Crista Barton drove the car south on U. S. Highway 63 when the pickup was driven by 48-year-old Mark Churchill reportedly pulled into the car’s path before […]

Fatal Crash

Train hits trash truck killing Macon man

A Macon man has died after a train engine struck a trash truck three miles north of Clark Friday afternoon. The Highway Patrol reports 36-year-old Nathan Dunlap drove west on County Road 2655 when he failed to yield to the train engine, operated by Scott Pope of Decatur, Illinois. The Randolph County Coroner pronounced Dunlap […]


Mercer man arrested on drug charges

A Mercer man has been charged in Randolph County with felony possession of a controlled substance. The Highway Patrol arrested 28-year-old Ryan Stark in Randolph County Monday morning and accused him of possessing methamphetamine, opioid fentanyl, less than 10 grams of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Online court information shows Stark is being held at the […]


Macon couple hurt in Friday crash

The Highway Patrol reports a Macon couple sustained serious injuries when a sports utility vehicle rear-ended their car in Randolph County Friday morning. Sixty-three-year-old Kathleen Ashenfelter and 22-year-old Sarah Murphy of Columbia both drove south on U. S. 63 south of Highway M when Murphy’s vehicle rear-ended Ashenfelter’s. Ashenfelter’s car received extensive damage and Murphy’s […]


4 injured in crash west of Moberly

Four people were injured, including two from Brookfield, in an accident late yesterday afternoon two miles west of Moberly. Drivers of a van and of a pickup were listed by the highway patrol as 20-year-old Austin York of Moberly and 24-year-old Austin Campbell of Clifton Hill.  Two passengers in the York vehicle were 19-year-old Beulah […]