Deadly Crash

Man from Iowa killed when train collides with dump truck

A locomotive hit a dump truck in far northwest Missouri Saturday afternoon fatally injuring the truck driver. Fifty-two-year-old Troy Landess of Clarinda, Iowa was pronounced dead at the Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn, Nebraska approximately one hour after the crash. The operator of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe locomotive, 55-year old Daniel Peterson of Beatrice, […]

School Bus Crash

Five children and driver injured when school bus crashes near Lathrop

Five children on a school bus and the driver of a pickup truck sustained injuries in a crash one mile east of Lathrop Friday afternoon, September 25, 2020. Emergency medical services transported 53-year-old Joseph Bernard of Lathrop to Liberty Hospital with serious injuries. A five-year-old boy, a nine-year-old girl, an 11-year-old girl, and an 11-year-old […]

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Two from Unionville injured in crash on Route YY

Two people from Unionville were injured while a third individual escaped injury in a two-vehicle accident at a rural eastern Putnam county intersection Thursday night. Thirty-year-old Tyler Lewis and his passenger, 27-year-old Shaleigh Lewis, received minor injuries and were taken by ambulance to the Putnam County Memorial Hospital. A 16-year-old boy from Unionville was the […]

Utility Rates or Electrical Rates or TMU or Trenton Municipal Utilities

Trenton Utility Committee to recommend 20% and 15% rate increases to wastewater and water rates

Citing a need to generate additional funds for Trenton’s water and sewer departments, the Trenton Utility Committee has voted to recommend that the full city council consider an increase in rates. A discussion was held among three committee members and the Trenton City Administrator before a motion was made to request rate increases for both […]

MoDOT Snowplow

Audio: COVID-19 could put MoDOT and travelers in a major bind this winter

COVID-19 could put the Missouri Transportation Department and the traveling public in a major bind this winter. At a legislative committee hearing, MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna says his department has a shortfall of more than 400 plow truck drivers and heavy equipment operators. He says the shortage could grow this winter.     McKenna says […]

Carrollton Missouri Fire Department

Carrollton approved for federal loan and grant that benefits Carrollton Fire Department

Carrollton has been approved for a federal loan and grant totaling nearly $25,000 that will benefit the Carrollton Fire Department. USDA Rural Development for Missouri has announced that the USDA is investing over $2.3 million to modernize fire department trucks, engines, and equipment in eight rural Missouri communities. Funds will be provided to Carrollton Leasing […]