Coyote in field

Missouri Department of Conservation proposes expanding furbearer hunting and trapping seasons

The Missouri Conservation Commission gave initial approval to the Missouri Department of Conservation at its December 10. 2021, open meeting on proposed regulation changes that would extend current furbearer hunting and trapping seasons for abundant furbearer species. Furbearers are mammal species that have traditionally been trapped or hunted for their fur, such as coyotes, raccoons, […]

Fall Color at Crowder State Park

Find the best places to see fall foliage with Missouri Department of Conservation’s fall color forecast

Missouri is blessed with a variety of trees, shrubs, and vines that make the fall season come alive with color. You can find the best places to view the changing foliage using the Missouri Department of Conservation’s fall color report at this link. “Our fall color report is updated weekly from MDC foresters all over […]

Group Photo of Missouri Public Safety Medals

Governor Parson awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2020

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 15 first responders and 7 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions during 2020. The awards are Missouri’s highest recognition for first responders acting during critical incidents. The civilians, who include a 12-year-old boy who performed a life-saving rescue at age 11, were honored […]

Suicide Prevention

Wright Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions speaks about the importance of talking about suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month. Wright Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program is working to raise awareness and educate the community on the risk factors and warning signs of suicide. Talk of suicide should never be dismissed. If you, or someone you know, are thinking of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention […]

Todd McDowell

Trenton man charged with making a terrorist threat in Daviess County

A Trenton man has been charged in Daviess County with felony second-degree terrorist threat after he allegedly said he was a fugitive and would shoot any cops who tried to arrest him. The alleged incident involving 30-year-old Todd McDowell at the Southside Tavern of Gallatin happened on August 22. Online court information indicates McDowell has […]

Motorcycle Crash

Motorcycle rider trapped under minivan after being ejected; driver of minivan accused of DWI

The Highway Patrol reports a Chillicothe man sustained serious injuries when he was ejected from a motorcycle and struck by a minivan in Livingston County on Friday morning, July 30. The van driver was later arrested. A medical helicopter life-flighted 67-year-old William Anderson to Truman Medical Center. No injuries were reported for the minivan driver, […]

Accident with DUI/DWI

Two from Des Moines hurt in UTV crash near Mercer; driver accused of DWI

Two Des Moines residents sustained injuries when a utility terrain vehicle overturned two miles southwest of Mercer the night of Friday, September 4th. The driver was later arrested on several allegations. An ambulance transported the driver, 26-year-old Colton Goben, to Wayne County Hospital of Corydon, Iowa with what the Highway Patrol called moderate injuries. The […]

Disaster Declaration

Governor Parson requests federal disaster declaration for 19 Missouri counties due to severe storms in May

Governor Mike Parson has requested that President Trump approve a major disaster declaration for Missouri to provide federal assistance to a total of 19 counties in response to severe storms and tornadoes that swept across the state on May 3 and 4, resulting in widespread destruction. “Our local, state and federal assessment teams have documented extensive damage to electric power […]

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 […]