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Todd Graves approved for University of Missouri curators despite bipartisan filibuster

(Missouri Independent) – A bipartisan coalition of state Senators was unable to stop politically connected Kansas City attorney Todd Graves from winning a seat on the University of Missouri Board of Curators. After a two-round filibuster — three hours last week and eight more hours ending around 1 a.m. Wednesday — the Senate voted 19-13 to […]

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Two big rigs crash on I-35 blocking northbound traffic

A collision involving two tractor-trailers blocked a portion of northbound Interstate 35 for a while on Wednesday afternoon in Clinton County. One driver, 53-year-old Ricky Huffman of LaCrescent, Minnesota, was taken by ambulance to the Cameron Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. The other truck driver, 54-year-old Terry Franksain of Traer, Iowa, declined medical treatment […]

ATV or Four Wheeler Crash

ATV crash in rural Linn County sends one to hospital with both drivers facing charges

The Highway Patrol reports two all-terrain vehicles were westbound on a rural Linn County road Monday night when one slowed to stop and was struck from behind by the other. The accident happened approximately one mile north of Purdin. Forty-one-year-old Jeremy Gulley of Purdin was taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia with serious […]

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Women from Trenton and Humphreys involved in crash on Highway 6

The Highway Patrol reports a Humphreys woman sustained moderate injuries when the vehicle she drove was struck by another at the east city limits of Humphreys on March 17th. Sixty-two-year-old Roxanna Carter was taken to Wright Memorial Hospital while the other driver, 27-year-old Monica Proctor of Trenton, was reported as not injured. The vehicles traveled […]

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Two injured, including 8-year-old girl, in crash on Highway 24

The Highway Patrol reports two Brookfield residents sustained minor injuries when the pickup truck in which they traveled overtook and struck a car in Carroll County on Thursday morning, December 31st. The driver of the pickup, 40-year-old Randall Reams, and an eight-year-old girl, were transported by emergency medical services to Carroll County Memorial Hospital in […]

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Crash near Farmersville injures Trenton man; Chillicothe woman arrested on DWI

The Highway Patrol reports an accident two miles north of Farmersville the morning of November 6th resulted in minor injuries for a Trenton man and the arrest of a Chillicothe woman. A private vehicle transported 54-year-old Shawn Walker to Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton. No injuries were reported for 35-year-old Nicole Henley. Two vehicles traveled […]

School Bus Crash

Five children and driver injured when school bus crashes near Lathrop

Five children on a school bus and the driver of a pickup truck sustained injuries in a crash one mile east of Lathrop Friday afternoon, September 25, 2020. Emergency medical services transported 53-year-old Joseph Bernard of Lathrop to Liberty Hospital with serious injuries. A five-year-old boy, a nine-year-old girl, an 11-year-old girl, and an 11-year-old […]

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Woman arrested after high-speed chase through three counties pleads “Not Guilty”

A Saint Louis woman entered a plea of not guilty in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court Thursday, September 17th after her arrest Wednesday, September 16th in connection with an alleged high-speed pursuit that began in Carroll County and ended in Linn County. Thirty-seven-year-old Stephanie Diane Byrd has been charged with felony resisting […]