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‘A Nana to everyone’: Family mourns Missouri woman killed in massive I-70 pileup

Family members were stunned and in mourning Saturday after they learned it was their matriarch who died Friday in a massive vehicle pileup on an icy Interstate 70 near Oak Grove.


Crash involving semi injures Columbia driver in Lafayette County

LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Mo. — A Columbia woman was injured when the vehicle she was riding in slid into the trailer of a semi in Lafayette County Friday. The crash occurred just after 4:00 p.m. on Route FF, just west of Highway 131.


47-car pileup in Missouri leaves at least 1 dead

Whiteout conditions are being blamed for a 47-car pileup in Missouri on Friday. At least one person was killed.


Interstate 70 closed in Eastern Jackson County, Lafayette County

OAK GROVE, MO (KCTV) -- Missouri Highway Patrol is requesting that drivers avoid Interstate 70 in Eastern Jackson and Lafayette Counties. I-70 Westbound just past Oak Grove has been shutdown.


Missouri State Highway Patrol searching for missing person

(KFVS) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol is asking the public for help in locating a missing man. According to the St. Louis Police Department, Edvin Cahic, 26, went missing from 9616 Jesse Dr. at 11:45 a.m. on Feb. 16.


Bond reduced for sexual assault suspect in Lafayette County

LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Mo. – A Higginsville man accused of having a sexual relationship with a girl, age 15, received a bond. reduction in Lafayette County Wednesday. After arguments at the initial arraignment, bond for Timothy Williams, 24, was reduced from $50,000 to $25,000 cash or surety with bond co


Deer in 24 states, including Missouri and Illinois, infected with chronic wasting disease

Chronic wasting disease has been detected in wild deer, elk or moose in 24 states, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning hunters to avoid handling or eating potentially infected meat.


Higginsville man badly injured after two traffic incidents

JACKSON COUNTY, MO – An area resident was injured in a vehicle accident in westbound I-70 Wednesday morning. A report of the incident, by Highway Patrol, indicates Seth Beck, 18, of Higginsville, had been involved in a previous crash that left his vehicle blocking the left lane east of Sni-A Bar Cre


Missouri police investigate after man dies in jail

A Missouri police department is conducting its own administrative investigation following the death of a man in a city jail. Anthony Phillip Garner died on Dec. 19 after officers with the Pleasant Hill Police Department defied their own written policy of removing belts, The Kansas City Star reported


Delayed sexual abuse hearing in Lafayette County to proceed Wednesday

LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Mo. — A formal arraignment delayed last week due to inclement weather is scheduled to take place in Lafayette County Wednesday morning felony. 24-year-old Timothy J. Williams, of Higginsville, will be represented by counsel at the hearing planned for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.


One person dies in 40 car wreck in western Missouri

OAK GROVE, Mo. - A major highway in western Missouri is back open this morning after a deadly pileup. The Missouri Highway Patrol says that at least one person died in this 40-plus vehicle wreck near Oak Grove. The pile-up forced I-70 to shut down in both directions for several hours.


Missouri man found guilty in drunken crash death NWMSU of student

MARYVILLE, Mo. — A jury has found a 22-year-old Maryville man guilty of DWI resulting in death for crashing into a bar last year and killing a Northwest Missouri State University student.


Travel issues in Southern Missouri following winter weather

Motorists on area highways in Southern Missouri may experience some travel issues following Friday's winter precipitation. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation's Traveler Information Map, Missouri Highway 5 is partly covered starting at Wasola in northern Ozark County and continuin


After Kansas City area sees 3-6 inches of snow, prepare for Round 2 Saturday night

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City area saw significant snow accumulations Friday. Most got at least 3 inches, and many saw as much 6 inches in some areas. Snow total reports to the National Weather Service show about 3.5 inches in Cass County, 5.2 inches in Platte County, 3.7 in Johnson County (KS)


1 dead, multiple injured after wreck involving 15 vehicles near Oak Grove, troopers say

JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- One person is dead and multiple injuries have been reported after a wreck involving 15 vehicles near Oak Grove, the Missouri Highway Patrol said. Westbound lanes of Interstate 70 at the 29-mile marker is closed due to crash.


One dead, I-70 shut down from Oak Grove west into KC

CONCORDIA, Mo.(KSNT) - There are two separate multi-vehicle crashes on interstate 70 east of Kansas City. One of them has shut down the westbound lanes headed into the metro from the Oak Grove exit east of the city. A multi-vehicle pile-up involding mkany semitrailers caused the Missouri Highway Pat


Continuation granted in Ray County child abuse case

RAY COUNTY, Mo. — Ray County Prosecuting Attorney Camille Alexandra Johnston asked for a continuation ahead of Thursday’s preliminary hearing in a child abuse case. Johnson filed an amended affidavit of complaint against 32-year-old Gary Matthew Wyant, of Lawson.


21 animals rescued from Missouri hoarder

BATES COUNTY, Mo. - Take a look at these photos from the Humane Society of Missouri. They rescued 21 dogs and 20 cats from an alleged hoarder in Bates County, Missouri. The animals were found inside of a home that was filled with filthy stacks of crates without access to food or water.


BREAKING NEWS: Multi-tractor trailer accident confirmed near Concordia

LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Mo. — KMZU has confirmed reports of a large multi vehicle accident on Interstate 70 near Concordia. According to a representative with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident involved 5 tractor trailers and is believed to be caused by the snowfall in the area. I-70 is repor


Saturday night’s wintry mix may mean slick roads out-the-door Sunday

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the St. Louis area as our next weather system arrives overnight bringing a light mix of snow, sleet, and freezing drizzle. The initial precipitation will be mostly snow with some sleet mixing in. That snow will tr