East Locust Creek Rervoir

Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission approves project agreement with Sullivan County

The Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission (MHTC) approved a project agreement between the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) and Sullivan County to provide up to $9.2 million in a local match for the $13.4 Million BUILD Grant for road and bridge infrastructure around the East Locust Creek Reservoir. While work remains to secure a Grant […]

Boil Advisory

Mercer County Public Water District issues boil advisory for west side of Lake Marie

Mercer County Public Water District has issued a precautionary boil advisory for customers on the west side of Lake Marie following water main repairs on Monday. The water district is requesting all customers along five roads to boil water as a precaution until further notice. These are listed as Trinidad, Caribbean, Caracas, Lakeshore, and Huron […]

Electric Power Lineman

Audio: Utility crews from six Missouri towns are working to restore power in Louisiana

Forecasters are saying that Hurricane Laura is the most powerful hurricane to hit the state of Louisiana in 150 years. The “New Orleans Times-Picayune” reports the storm made landfall as a category four storm, bringing strong winds and a crashing storm surge. The Missouri Public Utility Alliance (MPUA) says hometown utility crews from six Missouri towns are in Alexandria, […]

MoDOT

Missouri Department of Transportation reports an increase in work zone crashes

The Missouri Department of Transportation reports an increase in work zone crashes despite decreased traffic volumes. MoDOT had had 39 truck/trailer-mounted attenuators hit in work zones this year. That compares to 19 hits at this time in 2019. Attenuators are described as being “like giant, crushable shock absorbers” that absorb momentum and reduce the force […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Suspect involved in high-speed pursuit and shootout in Gentry and DeKalb County took his own life

The Highway Patrol has announced that a suspect took his own life when he was involved in a crash that was preceded by a law enforcement pursuit and shots fired. The incident began in Gentry County and ended with the crash in DeKalb county. Gentry County authorities advised shots had been fired at a deputy […]

High Speed Pursuit

Suspect from St. Joseph dies after shootout and crash during high-speed pursuit

The highway patrol reports a 35-year old St. Joseph man was pronounced dead in DeKalb County following a crash that was preceded by a law enforcement pursuit and shots fired. Late Thursday night, the Gentry County Sheriff’s Department initiated a pursuit with a pickup with original charges of traffic violations. About 15 minutes later, Gentry […]

Labor Day Weekend

Missouri State Highway Patrol to be out in force on roads and waterways during Labor Day weekend

As you plan your Labor Day weekend, incorporate safety into every facet, choosing your route, making sure your equipment is in good working condition, being aware of and following Missouri’s traffic and boating laws, driving your vehicle or vessel courteously, and wearing a seat belt or a life jacket. Help ensure a safer Labor Day […]