Missouri Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol announces promotions effective September 1, 2020

Captain Scott A. Shipers, commanding officer of Troop A, Lee’s Summit, announces the following promotions effective September 1, 2020. Trooper Beau M. Ryun is being promoted to the rank of corporal and will remain in his current assignment as a criminal interdiction officer assigned to Zone 17, Troop A’s Special Enforcement Zone. Ryun was appointed […]

Gavel and old law books (court or trial)

Rural Missouri prosecutor: victim tampering “happens everywhere, even in little Johnson County”

Legislation that increases penalties for witness and victim tampering will go to the Missouri House floor in Jefferson City on Monday, after being approved by the Judiciary Committee on a 17-0 vote this week. The prosecutor in western Missouri’s Johnson County traveled from Warrensburg to Jefferson City to testify for the bill, saying that witness […]

Health News

State of Missouri recruiting medical personnel to boost COVID-19 response across state

Additional medical professionals are needed by hospitals across Missouri to help meet the challenges posed by COVID-19. To supplement the state’s current health care workforce, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, and the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Missouri One Start Division are teaming up to recruit medical professionals not currently […]

Rollover Crash

Two from Trenton injured in rollover crash on Highway 13

Two Trenton residents were taken to a hospital following a rollover crash late Wednesday afternoon in Johnson County. The driver, 23-year-old Wyatt Adams, received moderate injuries, and a passenger, 19-year-old Jarvis Collins, received minor injuries. Both occupants were taken to the Western Missouri Medical Center at Warrensburg. The car was northbound on Highway 13 when […]

2020 Elections vote

Candidate from Worth files for office of State Representative District 2

A candidate from Worth filed on Thursday for State Representative District 2 for the August Primary Election. Bridget Gibson filed as a Democrat at the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office in Jefferson City. Filings Tuesday for Second District State Representative were incumbent J. Eggleston of Maysville as a Republican and Mindi Smith of Union Star as […]

Captain Clark Stratton Commander Troop H MSHP

Bethany native promoted to commanding officer of Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop H, in St. Joseph

Lieutenant Clark N. Stratton, Troop A, is being promoted to the rank of Captain and designated commanding officer of Troop H, St. Joseph, MO. Stratton was appointed to the Patrol on January 1, 1992, as a member of the 64th Recruit Class. Upon graduating from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City, he was […]

Deadly Crash

One dead, one injured in 4-vehicle crash near Carrollton

A Hannibal man died and a Pittsfield, Illinois woman sustained moderate injuries as the result of a chain-reaction crash involving four vehicles near Carrollton on Friday afternoon. The body of 57-year-old Bradley Griggs was transported to Frontier Forensics. He was pronounced dead on the scene by Carroll County Chief Deputy Erik Dempsey about five minutes […]

Deadly Shooting

Missouri college student dead, another student arrested in on-campus shooting

A University of Central Missouri college student in western Missouri’s Warrensburg has died from getting shot Monday afternoon at an on-campus apartment building. The school’s Twitter page says campus police responded to a report Monday afternoon of a gun accidentally firing. Stephon Abron of eastern Missouri’s St. Charles was killed. Jeremy Manley is accused of […]