Motorcycle Crash

Iowa man life-flighted to University Hospital after motorcycle strikes dog in roadway

A Centerville, Iowa resident sustained injuries when the motorcycle he drove struck a dog in the road five miles west of LaPlata on Friday afternoon. A medical helicopter transported 51-year-old Timothy Wagner to the University Hospital with serious injuries. The motorcycle traveled east on Highway 156 before hitting the dog, causing the motorcycle to overturn. […]

Life Flight Helicopter

Macon woman life-flighted to University Hospital after being ejected from vehicle during crash

The Highway Patrol reports a Macon woman sustained serious injuries when the car she drove overturned three miles northeast of Elmer on March 11th, ejecting her from the vehicle.  An air ambulance transported Mathis to University Hospital in Columbia. The car, driven by Thirty-seven-year-old Chrystal Mathis, traveled south on Highway 3 before running off the […]

Explosive Device

Brookfield residents charged with possessing explosive devices as well as auto theft

Two Brookfield residents have been charged in Linn County after law enforcement found what was determined to be homemade explosive devices in a residence on Caldwell Street. Twenty-nine-year-old Creed David Paul Jones faces the felonies of unlawful possession, transport, manufacture, repair, or sale of an illegal weapon; stealing—motor vehicle/watercraft/aircraft; and possession of a controlled substance […]

Officer Involved Shooting

Officer involved shooting takes place at Missouri State Highway Patrol headquarters in Lee’s Summit

On Monday evening at around 9:30, employees heard gunshots outside the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop A Headquarters, ay 504 SE Blue Parkway, in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Preliminary investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol revealed troopers inside the building responded to an exterior doorway where a subject was observed holding an assault rifle. The […]

Kaitlyn Rouse Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for November 2020

Kaitlyn Rouse selected as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month

The Putnam County R-1 School District recently recognized Kaitlyn Rouse as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for November 2020. Student winners are chosen by the vocational faculty based on a set of criteria that includes: attendance, grades, cooperation with fellow students and teachers, enthusiasm for subject(s), attitude both in the classroom […]

Operation Legend 2020

Operation LeGend results in over 500 arrests, including 37 murder suspects

U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison, at a joint press conference with Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith, announced that 518 arrests have been made by local and federal law enforcement officers in Operation LeGend. “On behalf of the team of federal law enforcement agencies involved in this groundbreaking initiative, I […]

Children playing on floor

Missouri Children’s Division grapple with 80% turnover rate among welfare workers

Missouri has about an 80% turnover rate among child welfare workers on the front lines handling child abuse and neglect cases. They are the ones out there investigating the 60,000 reports made each year through the state’s child abuse and neglect hotline. They are also handling the cases involving the roughly 13,700 foster kids in […]