Audio: Pettis County Sheriff writes open letter to citizens about threats made against officers and a child

Protesters held signs Thursday night in west-central Missouri’s Sedalia to show their support for a 25-year-old woman killed last weekend by a Pettis County deputy. Hannah Fizer of Sedalia was shot to death after allegedly threatening to shoot the officer, but a gun was not found in her vehicle. Don Hockaday, a protest organizer, says […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol: No gun found in car of Sedalia woman killed by Pettis County deputy

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Investigators found no weapon inside a vehicle driven by a Missouri woman who was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy over the weekend, authorities said Tuesday. Hannah Fizer, 25, died Saturday night after being shot by a Pettis County deputy following a traffic stop. The Missouri State Highway Patrol, which is investigating […]

Deadly Shooting

Sedalia woman killed after reportedly threatening to shoot Missouri deputy

A Pettis County Sheriff’s Office deputy in west-central Missouri shot and killed a 25-year-old Sedalia woman Saturday night after she reportedly threatened to shoot the officer. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the shooting. Patrol Sgt. Andy Bell says Hannah Fizer was pulled over near U.S. Highway 50 for allegedly speeding, driving carelessly, and […]

Farmer Combining Corn in Field

As harvest time approaches, be patient with farm equipment on public roads

Farming plays a vital role in Missouri’s economy, history, and identity and In the coming weeks, farmers across the state will be harvesting their crops. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers to share the road. Expect to see an increase in farm machinery traffic–especially on rural highways. Please obey all traffic laws and remain […]

Pedestrian accident

Pedestrian struck by car in Chillicothe

The Chillicothe Police Department reports a pedestrian sustained moderate injuries to her leg as the result of a vehicle striking her at the intersection of Jackson and Washington streets on Friday morning. Emergency medical services transported 80-year-old Theresa Figg of Chillicothe to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment. A vehicle, driven by 51-year-old Christina George-Spainhour of […]

Fatal Crash

9-year-old child and woman killed, 3-year-old sent to hospital in crash on Highway 36

A woman and child from Kansas City died, and another child from Kansas City was injured as the result of a sport utility vehicle striking the towed unit of a heavy-duty semi-trailer truck at Cameron early Tuesday morning. The DeKalb County coroner pronounced Lathrop and Spearman-Lathrop dead at the scene about an hour after the […]

Tractor on Road with Farm Implement

Motorists and farmers are reminded to share the road during planting season

Spring is here and temperatures are warming up, meaning farmers throughout Missouri will be busy planting crops and moving livestock. Drivers are reminded to expect heavier farm machinery traffic, especially on two-lane highways in rural parts of the state. Please obey all traffic laws and remain vigilant. Most importantly, everyone is encouraged to share the […]

Accident-Crash graphic

Cowgill teen fails to stop at red light causing crash that injures two

A traffic accident involving cars driven by Cowgill and Independence residents resulted in minor injuries to two people from Independence. Fifty-two-year-old Jennifer Lawrence, and a passenger in her vehicle, 15-year old Felicia Lawrence, were taken to Center Point Medical Center in Independence. The driver of the other car, 19-year old Trevor Worley of Cowgill, was […]