Southern Rust

First report of southern rust in U.S. this season reported in west-central Missouri

The University of Missouri Extension confirmed the growing season’s first case of southern rust corn disease in the U.S. on July 10. The MU Plant Diagnostic Clinic confirmed that southern rust was present in a sample collected from west-central Missouri. This common corn disease usually shows up in neighboring southern states before appearing in Missouri […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Livingston County authorities seeking charges in case involving grass fire that was intentionally set

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports an investigation regarding a grass fire in late May lead to the sheriff’s office seeking criminal charges against a Dawn resident Monday. Cox says the sheriff’s office and Dawn Fire Department responded to a call of a large grass fire along LIV 431 south of Route C May 25 […]

Motorcycle Crash

Novinger man life-flighted after being ejected from motorcycle

A Novinger man was hurt Saturday evening when the motorcycle he was operating traveled off a road south of Novinger. Fifty-eight-year-old Stephen Embree was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, then flown by medical helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia. The accident happened two miles south of Novinger on Route K as Embree […]

MoDOT Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in North Missouri for the week of July 9, 2018

The following is a listing of general highway maintenance and construction work in North Missouri planned for the week of July 9 – 15 from the Missouri Department of Transportation. In addition to the work listed below, there may be pothole patching, mowing, shoulder work, bridge maintenance, striping, brush cutting, guardrail repairs, litter pick up […]

Sliced Bread Day Chillicothe Missouri

Audio: Chillicothe to showcase history of sliced bread during Sliced Bread Day on Saturday

(Missourinet) – On July 7, 1928, the Chillicothe Baking Company in northwest Missouri became the first commercial bakery in recorded history to have bread mechanically cut into uniform slices. The invention, developed by Otto Rohwedder of Iowa, revolutionized the baking world. To celebrate the 90-year milestone, the town of Chillicothe is gearing up for its […]

Audio: Operator and residents shaken by massive explosions at Missouri pyrotechnic company

Area residents and the operator of a fireworks manufacturer are still shaken after the facility burned to the ground when stock inside ignited Tuesday night. Neighbor Ashlee Tennis told KOLR-TV she was at home getting ready for dinner when she heard the explosion at AM Pyrotechnics in southwest Missouri’s Polk County.     Tennis said […]

MoDOT Road Work

MoDOT to schedule multiple projects in Grundy and Mercer Counties

Within the next few years, the Missouri Department of Transportation has scheduled three construction projects in Grundy County. The proposals are included in the latest, five-year Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan. Projects are also proposed in Mercer County as well as western Sullivan County. The draft of the STIP is open for public comments through Frida,y […]

Rollover Accident

Crash near Chillicothe injures infant and teenager when pickup overturns

The Highway Patrol reports a teen and an infant sustained minor injuries when the pickup truck they were passengers in overturned four miles west of Chillicothe Wednesday afternoon. The Patrol reports 19-year-old William Simpson of Chillicothe drove south on Route Y when he failed to negotiate a left curve, and the pickup ran off the […]

Fire Graphic

Fire of unknown origin burns two outbuildings and barn near Bethany

Several fire departments responded to a fire near Bethany on Monday that burned several structures. Bethany Fire Chief Jacob Denum reports departments from Bethany, Pattonsburg, New Hampton, and Gilman City responded to the fire south of Bethany on Route AA.  He says the fire burned two outbuildings and a barn as well as farm equipment, […]

Community Fireworks Display

Audio: Cautious use of fireworks urged; most larger Missouri cities disallow them

(Missourinet) – There are basic precautions to take with fireworks when celebrating Independence Day. Rick Hoffman of Hoffman Family Fireworks near southeast Missouri’s Cape Girardeau has been selling fireworks for more than 50 years. He says consumers of fireworks should not focus on just the name of a product or its color, but also on […]