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Lawmaker urges Missouri governor to finally appoint cybersecurity commission

(Missouri Independent) – A day after Missouri Gov. Mike Parson garnered national criticism for his push to prosecute a newspaper reporter who discovered a security flaw in a state website, a Democratic lawmaker is urging the governor to appoint members of a cybersecurity commission created by a bill he signed in July. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch informed […]

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UTV crashes near Maryville sending one to hospital by helicopter, driver accused of DWI

A Maryville resident received serious injuries when a utility terrain vehicle crashed north of Maryville. Sixty-year-old Phillip McGinley was ejected from the UTV and flown by medical helicopter to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Mcginley was a passenger on the UTV, which was operated by 31-year old Adam Mattson of Maryville. Mattson […]

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Bethany teenager facing multiple charges after head-on crash in April

A Bethany resident has been charged with three counts of felony second-degree assault after a vehicle accident on Highway 136 west of Bethany in April, 2021. Eighteen-year-old Jacob Scott Maize has also been charged with felony first-degree property damage. An initial court appearance in Harrison County is scheduled for November 10th. A probable cause statement […]

High speed chase ends in arrest of Illinois man in Linn County

Kansas City man faces multiple charges after high-speed pursuit on Highway 36

A Kansas City resident has been charged in Linn County following a pursuit in Linn and Livingston counties the evening of October 5, 2921. Twenty-six-year-old Tamon Terrell Smith has been charged with felony resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing creating a substantial risk of serious injury or death to any person. Bond was set […]

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Woman driving wrong way on I-35 injured in head-on crash; accused of DWI by patrol

A Cameron woman was injured Monday night in an Interstate 35 accident five miles south of Cameron. Twenty-four-year-old Kelcey Ross was taken by ambulance to Liberty Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the truck, Menno Bontrager, wasn’t hurt. Ms. Ross was southbound, on northbound I-35 when a head-on collision occurred with a northbound pickup […]

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Rushville woman injured in crash after failing to see stop sign at intersection

A Rushville resident was hurt when she drove through a T-intersection where a stop sign was not visible. Seventy-six-year-old Joyce Newton was taken to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph with serious injuries. The accident happened late Saturday morning in southwestern Buchanan County about three miles south of Rushville. Ms. Newton was eastbound on Blakley […]

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DEA launches “One Pill Can Kill” campaign

The Drug Enforcement Administration issued a Public Safety Alert warning Americans of the alarming increase in the lethality and availability of fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine. DEA’s Public Safety Alert, the first in six years, seeks to raise public awareness of a significant nationwide surge in counterfeit pills that are mass-produced by criminal […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds motorists that deer are more active at this time of year and to use extra caution on roadways

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that deer are more active and create hazards for Missouri motorists this time of year. Deer behavior changes due to mating season, which may cause an increase in sightings and roadway crossings. Hunting and crop harvesting may result in these animals being in places they aren’t usually seen. […]

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Audio: The Dream Factory makes dreams come true for chronically ill children

Children who are seriously or chronically ill can participate in a “dream vacation” thanks to the efforts of the Dream Factory. One of the volunteers for the Dream Factory of Northwest Missouri is Ron Dougan of Trenton who describes some of the “dreams come true.”     Dougan noted the Dream Factory coordinates all trips […]

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Pedestrian stuck by car in Altamont life-flighted to Truman Medical Center

A pedestrian was struck Sunday night at approximately 8:45 pm by a vehicle while she was attempting to cross Highway 6 in Altamont. Twenty-year-old Cassie James of Cameron received serious injuries and was flown by medical helicopter (LifeFlight Eagle) to Truman Medical Center. The car was driven by 28-year-old Nicole Gutierrez of Gallatin who wasn’t […]