Child Sex Crimes

Kansas sex offender sentenced to 21 years in a Missouri prison for illicit sex with a child

 A registered sex offender from Kansas City, Kansas, was sentenced in federal court for crossing state lines to engage in illicit sexual activity with a 14-year-old Missouri victim he met on Facebook. Montoryon Harris, 45, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to 21 years and eight months in federal prison without parole. […]

Fatal Crash

Big rig crashes on Highway 6 at the edge of Jamesport claiming the life of 60-year-old driver

The highway patrol reports a truck driver has been killed in a fiery crash early Tuesday morning at12:50 am in Jamesport. Authorities identified the victim as 60-year-old James Loyd of Purdin. The tractor-trailer was westbound and went off the right side of Highway 6 striking a driveway. The impact caused the Freightliner to go airborne, […]

Rollover Crash

Kidder resident injured in rollover crash on Highway 36

A resident of Kidder was injured early Monday evening in a rollover accident on Highway 36 near Wheeling. Fifty-five-year-old Daniel Landi was taken by EMS to Hedrick Medical Center with minor injuries. The sports utility vehicle was westbound when it went off the left side of the highway, the driver overcorrected causing the vehicle to […]

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Caldwell County crash east of Cameron injures two

A Caldwell County accident resulted in two occupants of a car being sent to a hospital late Sunday. Fifty-seven-year-old Linda Heaton received serious injuries and 36-year-old William Heaton received minor injuries. Both were passengers in a car driven by 63-year-old Timothy Heaton who wasn’t hurt. Both passengers were from Braymer.  Linda and William Heaton were […]

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Woman and 10-year-old boy from Minnesota injured in I-35 crash south of Pattonsburg

A woman and young boy from Minnesota were injured early Tuesday evening in an Interstate 35 accident one mile south of Pattonsburg. Authorities report the car was allegedly forced off the highway by a tractor-trailer. The car went into the median, struck the ground, partially overturned, and was demolished. Taken to the Liberty Hospital were […]

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Big rig hits pickup west of Osborn on Highway 36

The Highway Patrol reports a Cowgill man sustained minor injuries when the semi-truck he drove struck a pickup truck two miles west of Osborn on Tuesday afternoon, November 2. An ambulance took 52-year-old James Blakley to Cameron Regional Medical Center. No injuries were reported for pickup driver 23-year-old Cooper O’Connor of Plattsburg. The vehicles traveled […]

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Smithfield withdraws request for CAFO permits environmentalists criticized as too lax

(Missouri Independent) – The global meat producer operating some of Missouri’s largest industrial hog operations has withdrawn requests to convert 10 of its permits to what environmental groups say would be more lenient ones. Smithfield Foods Inc., which has a history of environmental violations in Missouri, operates some of the largest concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, in the […]

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Iowa man arrested in Putnam County faces multiple felony charges

An Ottumwa, Iowa man arrested by the Highway Patrol in Putnam County on October 28 has been charged with three felonies. Forty-three-year-old Jeremy Brown has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, resisting or interfering with an arrest for a felony, and operating a vehicle on a highway without a valid license involving a […]

Head-On Collision or crash

Head-on crash injures two west of Darlington on Route H

Two individuals sustained injuries when a pickup truck and a car struck head-on three miles west of Darlington Thursday morning, October 28. Emergency medical services took the car driver, 50-year-old Stephanie Deen of Albany, and the car passenger, 50-year-old Sherry Kelso of Darlington, to Mosaic Medical Center in Albany. No injuries were reported for the […]

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Kansas man rolls big rig on Highway 36

The Highway Patrol reports a Gardner, Kansas man sustained minor injuries when he lost control of the Peterbilt truck he drove and overturned one mile east of Marceline on Wednesday, October 27. Twenty-six-year-old Jacob Miller was treated at the scene. The truck traveled east on Highway 36 before striking a guardrail, overcorrecting, and overturning. The […]