Cows a a fair

Beat the heat from farm to fair with these tips

Fair season and heat put three key groups at risk of heatstroke: livestock, their owners and spectators. Timing and flexibility are critical when transporting animals to and from the fair, says Daniel Mallory, University of Missouri livestock field specialist. Take animals to the fair early in the morning when temperatures are cooler so animals remain […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA agrees to Missouri’s request to consider expanding disaster assistance to 21 additional counties

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) agreed to the state of Missouri’s request to consider expanding last week’s federal disaster declaration. FEMA agreed to reevaluate the request for inclusion of 21 counties that were denied federal assistance on July 9. FEMA agreed to do the following:  Conduct new damage assessment with the State Emergency Management […]

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Unionville man injured when pickup collides with motor grader

The Highway Patrol reports a Unionville man sustained moderate injuries when the pickup truck he drove collided with a motor grader three miles south of Unionville on Wednesday afternoon. An ambulance transported 21-year-old Jeramiah Summers to the Northeast Regional Medical Center of Kirksville. Motor grader driver 80-year-old Garry Huffman of Unionville was not reported injured. […]

Disaster Declaration

Missouri moves to expand Disaster Declaration to Include FEMA Assistance for residents in 21 additional counties

The state of Missouri requested that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) expand last week’s federal disaster declaration for the state in two ways: consider making FEMA assistance available to residents and businesses in 21 additional counties; and provide assistance to public agencies in 68 counties to help with repairs to roads, bridges, and other […]

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One injured in Tuesday construction zone crash

One person was injured Tuesday night in a two-vehicle accident at a hill crest five miles to the east of Purdin. The highway patrol reports 37-year-old Ronald Wheeler of Independence went to Pershing Memorial Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries. Wheeler was a passenger in a car driven by 22-year-old Preston Kleoppel of Independence. Also […]

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Clark man injured when van strikes rear of big rig and catches fire south of Breckenridge

The Highway Patrol reports a Clark man sustained moderate injuries when the van he drove struck a tractor-trailer one mile south of Breckenridge Friday morning, and the van caught on fire. Emergency medical services transported 31-year-old Dakota VanLandingham to the Cameron Regional Medical Center. Tractor-trailer driver 27-year-old Lester Mead of Pleasantville, Iowa was reported as […]

Farm Tractor Crash or Accident

Hale man injured when vehicle strikes farm tractor

The Highway Patrol reports a Hale man sustained moderate injuries when a vehicle struck the implement on a farm tractor in Carroll County Wednesday morning. An ambulance transported 86 year old Lee Fisher to the Carroll County Memorial Hospital of Carrollton.  The driver of the tractor, 51-year-old Christopher Scheid of Marshall, was reported as not […]

Flood of 2019

Federal disaster declaration granted for 20 counties in Missouri

A major federal disaster declaration has been approved today for 20 Missouri counties damaged by flooding, tornadoes and severe storms this spring. In a press release today from Governor Mike Parson’s office, it says President Trump’s declaration makes the federal Individual Assistance program available to eligible residents in Andrew, Atchison, Boone, Buchanan, Carroll, Chariton, Cole, […]