Man sentenced to 15 years in a Missouri prison for distributing almost 6,000 pounds of cocaine in KC area

A man who was a leader of a $56 million criminal enterprise was sentenced in federal court for his role in the conspiracy that distributed more than 2,600 kilograms (5,732 pounds) of cocaine in the metropolitan area. Jose Luis Armendariz-Rascon, Kansas City, Kansas, also known as “Uncle” or “Rambo,” 40, was sentenced by U.S. Chief […]

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High-speed pursuit starting in Carroll County ends in Linn County with arrest of St. Louis woman

A St. Louis woman was arrested in connection with an alleged high-speed pursuit on Wednesday afternoon that began in Carroll County and ended in Linn County. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office was notified about 3:30 regarding a Carroll County deputy attempting to stop a northbound white-colored SUV that was reportedly driving in excess of 100 […]

Motorcycle Police Chase or Pursuit

Motorcycle pursuit ends with arrest of two; authorities seize bike with paperwork to be filed for forfeiture

An investigation into a motorcycle allegedly fleeing from law enforcement in Caldwell and Livingston County has led to two arrests. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the motorcycle driver and owner was identified as 35-year-old Shaun Allen Mindham of Blue Springs. Mindham had an outstanding arrest warrant from Johnson County on felony possession of a […]

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Tractor-trailer strikes farm tractor on Highway 65 north of Princeton

The Highway Patrol reports a Princeton man sustained serious injuries when he was ejected from the farm tractor he drove after being struck by a tractor-trailer hit Friday morning. An ambulance transported 44-year-old Gilbert Lawson to Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton. Tractor trailer driver 44-year-old Timothy Spickard of Trenton was not reported as injured. The […]

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Two big rigs crash on Highway 36, one demolished

A Michigan man was hurt Friday afternoon in Livingston County when a tractor-trailer unit hit the back of another tractor trailer truck. Forty-four-year-old Ayad Danyal of Troy, Michigan was taken to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe with minor injuries. The driver of the other truck, 61-year-old Kenneth Faiet of Sterling Heights, Michigan, was not reported hurt. […]

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Multiple crashes near Brookfield on Highway 36 injure two

The Highway Patrol reports a Palmyra resident sustained serious injuries when his pickup struck a tractor-trailer truck two miles west of Brookfield Thursday afternoon. Nineteen-year-old Cole Shade traveled west on U. S. 36 when his pickup hit the rear of the westbound tractor-trailer driven by 30-year-old Mathew Witt of Collinsville, Oklahoma as it slowed due […]

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Big rig slams into car near Hamilton injuring two

The Highway Patrol reports two Lathrop women sustained injuries when a tractor-trailer hit the car they were passengers in three miles west of Hamilton Thursday morning. The tractor-trailer, driven by 30-year-old Parmjeet Cheema of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, struck the back of the car, driven by 75-year-old Marilyn Weimer of Gower, as it slowed to make […]

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Brookfield man involved in big rig crash on I-70

A traffic accident involving two-tractor trailer units and a car in eastern Jackson County injured two eastern Missouri residents. The driver of the car, 18-year-old Elizabeth Greiner of O’Fallon, and a passenger in the car, 19-year-old Sophia Otten of Florrisant, were taken to Centerpoint Hospital in Independence with minor injuries. The two truck drivers, 57-year-old Roger […]

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Big rig rolls over on Highway 36 near Stewartsville

An Illinois truck driver was treated and released following the big rigs’ rollover accident yesterday morning one mile east of Stewartsville. At 5:30 Thursday morning, 35-year-old John Zimmerman of Mount Sterling, Illinois was westbound when the semi tractor-trailer traveled off the south side of U.S 36, and overturned onto its driver’s side in the median. Zimmerman […]

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Bethany man injured in I-35 crash involving big rig

The Highway Patrol reports a Bethany man sustained moderate injuries when his tractor-trailer truck hit a vehicle in Clay County Thursday morning. Sixty-year-old Gregory Querry attempted to change lanes on northbound Interstate 35 near mile marker 26 when he hit a vehicle driven by 33-year-old Amy George of Independence. George’s vehicle ran off the road […]

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Big rig accident injures Kentucky man near Eagleville

A Burkesville, Kentucky man sustained moderate injuries when his vehicle overturned on Interstate 35 about four miles north of Eagleville Friday morning. The Highway Patrol reports 23-year-old Kenneth Anderson drove north when his tractor trailer truck traveled off the west side of the road into the median. Anderson overcorrected, causing the vehicle to overturn and […]