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Survivor, rescuer recount deadly Spur Pond tragedy
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — "He was screaming for help. There was about three other people there, and nobody could swim. So, I unlaced my boots, took my hoodie and shirt off, and I went in after him."
KDIC working to bring holiday cheer to downtown Kirksville
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Holiday fun continued through the evening in Kirksville. The Kirksville Downtown Improvement Committee (KDIC) hosted a unique fundraising event Saturday night.
Kirksville residents witness Christmas come to life downtown Saturday
KIRKSVILLE,Mo. — The Kirksville Downtown Improvement Committee hosted “Home for the Holidays”, a living windows event. Stores downtown had live Christmas themed displays in their front windows.
Man killed in Spur Pond accident identified
The Adair County Coroner has confirmed the identity of a man who died Tuesday after a car was driven into Spur Pond. The deceased person is Dakota Davis, age 26. He was pronounced dead on the scene when the SUV was pulled from the pond, where it had been submerged for several hours.
Local dog park under construction
KIRKSVILLE,Mo. — McKinney Bark Park on South Franklin will be closed until Tuesday Dec. 18th. The park is currently undergoing sidewalk improvements. McKinney was formerly owned by the Missouri Department of Transportation and is the city’s first and only dog park.
Heartland store to close at the start of the new year
KIRKSVILLE,Mo. — Goody's will be closing its doors on February 23rd. The company is owned by Stage, a corporation that also owns Gordman’s. Gordman's will be taking over Goody's on March 8th.
This Missouri Zoo Has One Of The Most Spectacular Christmas Light Displays You’ve Ever Seen
The clock’s a-tickin’. And, before you know it, we’ll be waking up on Christmas morning. That means we’re running out of time to get everything – from buying gifts to baking cookies – done. But, don’t let the frenzy of the final days leading up to Christmas and New Year’s wear you down. Slow down fo
Missouri LB coach Vernon Hargreaves arrested after missing court date
Missouri linebacker coach Vernon Hargreaves, who’s also the father of Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Vernon Hargreaves Jr., was arrested on Saturday. According to ABC 17 News in Columbia, Missouri, Hargreaves was arrested on an out of county warrant and released after posting $1,000 bond.
Driver of submerged vehicle identified
Police have released the name of the driver in an accident Tuesday that killed one passenger after the vehicle was driven into Spur Pond. Detectives are working to determine the cause of the accident.
A local church is making Christmas come to life
Kirksville Church of the Nazarene is hosting their "Immanuel God With Them" program until December 15th. Children as young as two years old play a big part of the show. Children started rehearsing as early as two months before the show this week.
body found in submerged car in Kirksville
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – A man has drown and a passenger was taken to a local hospital after an SUV went into Spur Pond in. Kirksville Tuesday afternoon. The Police were called to a report of a car being driven into the pond around 4:15 p.m. yesterday. Witnesses said a person got out of the vehicle before
Missouri man hospitalized after vehicle overturns
LIVINGSTON COUNTY — One person was injured in an accident just before 10p.m. Friday in Livingston County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2000 Volkswagen passenger vehicle driven by Richard J. Stumph, 28, Chillicothe, was eastbound on Route H one mile east of Avalon. The vehicle travele
City council candidate plans to focus on infrastructure
When filing for the Kirksville City Council election opened at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jordan Weichelt was there and ready to sign up. Weichelt, a graduate from Kirksville High School who currently works in tech support at A.T. Still University, said part of the reason he arrived so early was because he wan
Buzzer-beater from Fulton stings Kirksville boys basketball
The Kirksville boys basketball team found itself in a funk after losing two straight games. Now, after falling to Fulton (4-3) on a buzzer-beater on Friday night, the Tigers find that funk even stronger following a 55-52 loss to the Hornets.
Deadly Spur Pond tragedy still under investigation
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — What caused anSUV to end up in Spur Pond in Kirksville remains under investigation. KTVO has now learned the name of the person injured in that deadly tragedy.
Truman State University will host 300 graduates Saturday
KIRKSVILLE,Mo. — Over 300 students at Truman State University will walk across the stage at Pershing Arena. The ceremony will start at 11 am on Saturday. A former graduate of Kirksville High School and Truman State University, Dominic armstrong will be the speaker for the morning.
Former Missouri deputy featured on television network about deadly 2017 shooting
A former Grundy County deputy in northwest Missouri has been featured on an Investigation Discovery network program called “Body Cam”. Christian Goode says the show is about a 2017 incident in which he was stabbed by a sex offender who failed to register and had several felony warrants.
Musician alum to speak at Truman graduation
A Kirksville native with a distinguished music career will return Saturday to Truman State University to give the commencement address at the university’s winter graduation. Armstrong graduated from Truman in 2002. A tenor vocalist, he has performed with many ensembles, including the New York Opera
Kirksville FFA receives generous donations
KIRKSVILLE,Mo. — Around 24 local FFA chapters donated over 200 canned goods. Hyvee in Kirksville donated $100 worth of cans to the Kirksville FFA chapter. The event was called barnwarming, a dance held each year with other local FFA chapters.
Missouri at risk for a serious Earthquake, experts say
ST. LOUIS - With two earthquakes striking Tennessee Wednesday many are wondering if a big one will hit St. Louis. Experts say it's not a matter of if one will hit, it's a matter of when.