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Public gives Missouri State Highway Patrol a 93.9% approval rating

According to the recent public opinion survey the Missouri State Highway Patrol is fulfilling its mission of service and protection. Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol announced the results of the 2020 Public Opinion Survey. Although the response rate increased with the use of a web-based survey compared to the […]

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MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of October 26, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of October 26 – November 1. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some […]

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Osborn man facing murder charge in connection with crash that caused death of DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Clark

An Osborn man faces a felony charge of murder—second degree in DeKalb County related to a motor vehicle accident in June that caused the death of DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Clark. Online court information shows 34-year-old Gary Wayne Downs has also been charged with the felonies of resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing and […]

Fatal Crash

Audio: Missouri reports 800 traffic-related deaths so far this year – an increase of nearly 100

Missouri has had 800 traffic-related deaths so far this year. During the same period last year, Missouri had 711. During a Missouri Chamber of Commerce Transportation Summit, MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna says the spike in traffic deaths have occurred despite fewer drivers on the roadways.     During a Missouri Chamber of Commerce Transportation Summit, […]

Sex Trafficking

Missouri Attorney General launches new initiative to combat human trafficking in illicit massage businesses

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced earlier today a new, first of its kind initiative to combat instances of human trafficking by targeting illicit massage businesses across the state. The Hope Initiative targets illicit massage businesses that may be engaging in human trafficking and advertising on illicit websites while posing as a legitimate business. The initiative’s […]

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Two-vehicle rollover crash on Highway 36 leaves one dead and two injured

A two-vehicle rollover accident Sunday on Highway 36 in Caldwell County has killed a resident of Illinois and injured two other people. Sixty-five-year-old Leanne Mast of Lansing, Illinois was a passenger in a car driven by 67-year-old John Mast, also of Lansing Illinois. Leanne Mast was pronounced dead at the Liberty Hospital two hours after […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of October 19, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in northern Missouri for the week of October 19 – 25. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

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Cameron woman injured after vehicle strikes dump truck east of Gallatin

The Highway Patrol reports a Cameron woman sustained minor injuries when the vehicle she drove struck a dump truck one-half of a mile east of Gallatin. On Thursday morning, October 15th. Daviess County Ambulance checked 67-year-old Angela Williams. No injuries were reported for dump truck driver 59-year-old Gordon McCune of Hallsville. Both vehicles traveled east […]