Trooper Matthew Neely awarded Medal of Valor by Governor Parson

Governor awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2018

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 18 first responders and 6 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions in 2018. The awards are the state’s highest recognition for first responders working as individuals and as members of teams during critical incidents. The civilians were honored for taking on extreme risks […]

18-Wheel truck big rig

SUV hits big rig broadside at intersection of Highway 36 and Highway 5

The Highway Patrol reports a Marceline woman sustained moderate injuries when the sport utility vehicle she drove struck a Freightliner truck in Linn County on Thursday afternoon. An ambulance transported Darien Bloomfield to Pershing Memorial Hospital of Brookfield. Truck driver 73 year old Gary Frenzel of Shubert, Nebraska was reported as not injured. The SUV […]

Job Opening or Now Hiring or Employment

Audio: Surge in construction jobs in Missouri leads to shortage of workers for MoDOT based jobs

There’s a surge in construction jobs in Missouri- especially to fix roads and bridges-thanks to federal and state support this year. Between July and August, the state gained 2,300 construction jobs, but while there’s a surge in opportunities- there’s a shortage of workers in the state filling these jobs. Eddie Welsh, the chief operating officer […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA approves state’s request to add 14 additional counties to disaster declaration

The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved Missouri’s request to expand the federal major disaster declaration for Missouri to include assistance for local governments and nonprofit agencies in 14 additional counties and the City of St. Louis. FEMA’s approval means Benton, Boone, Callaway, Clay, Cooper, Dunklin, Gasconade, Howard, Lafayette, Lincoln, Pulaski, Scott, St. Charles, and St. […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Why the Missouri Highway Patrol no longer releases names of juveniles in reports

The Missouri Highway Patrol recently made a change with its online crash reports to OMIT names of minors involved in traffic accidents. The patrols’ public information officer, Captain John Hotz, explained the change occurred after a review of the highway patrol policies, procedures, and general orders. Based on what he called advancements in technology and […]

Bridge Work

Work to begin on Highway 65 bridges in Livingston and Carroll counties

A project to replace expansion joints and guardrail on two U.S. Route 65 bridges is scheduled to begin next week. Contractors from PCiRoads, LLC., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, plan to begin work on the Livingston County U.S. Route 65 Roach Lake Bridge, south of Chillicothe, on Monday, September 30, 2019, through late […]

Applying Oil on Road

MoDOT responds to issues with contract sealing projects

Sealing roads has been used as a preventative maintenance treatment for many years on roadways across the state. A sealing treatment uses oil to fill small cracks in road surfaces which helps prevent water from seeping into the pavement and reduces the damage done by the freeze/thaw/heat cycle that roads throughout Northwest Missouri are subject […]

Ducks in Water

Flooding affects some waterfowl areas in northwest Missouri

Flood damage will affect opportunities for waterfowl hunters this fall and winter at Missouri Department of Conservation wildlife areas managed with a wetland emphasis. The good news is that the popular Nodaway Valley and the east pools of the Fountain Grove conservation areas should offer normal hunting conditions if the weather cooperates. The outlook is […]