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Raging fire destroys Kirksville home

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — A raging fire destroyed a Kirksville home Saturday morning. The blaze broke out around 10:45 a.m. at a home on West Gardner Street. Fire fighters battled heavy flames and smoke before containing the fire just before 11:10 a.m.


Kirksville wrestling finishes great season with three state medalists

The 2019 MSHSAA Wrestling Championships were a big learning experience for the Kirksville wrestling team. The Tigers learned not to deviate from game plans and stick to what they know. They learned to expect the unexpected, as two underclassmen came home with medals while their top-ranked senior ret


Victim of deadly western Missouri I-70 crash identified

OAK GROVE, Mo. - A family still in shock after their 74-year-old matriarch dies in that massive I-70 pileup Friday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Linda and James Henderson of Platte City crashed into the rear towed unit of a semi that slid off the side of the road. Mrs. Henderson died from


Missouri woman gets prison in fatal abuse of infant son

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — A Missouri mother who did nothing to protect her infant from fatal abuse at the hands of her boyfriend has been sentenced to 21 years in prison. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 22-year-old Megan Hendricks, of Wentzville, was sentenced Friday. She had pleaded guilty in Aug


What Kansas And Missouri Lawmakers Think About Trump's Border Emergency Declaration

This story has been updated to include statements from Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley and Rep. Bill Graves. For the most part, the reactions of Kansas' and Missouri's congressional delegation to President Donald Trump's emergency declaration Friday fell along party lines.


Hundreds come out to participate for the 14th annual "Make A Blanket Day"

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — “Make A Blanket Day” is hosted by Project Linus named after the Peanuts character Linus. The event is held once a year at the Moose Lodge in Kirksville.


Kirksville State of the City addresses major improvements for the year

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Each year the city of Kirksville hosts "The State of the City" address to go over events that has happened in the past year and what improvements will be made.


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.


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.


Lawmakers criticize Missouri Department of Revenue over tax calculation error

(Jefferson City) -- A bipartisan Missouri House committee blasted the state Department of Revenue (DOR) on Wednesday in Jefferson City for lack of communication regarding an error that is impacting some people’s taxes. DOR says the inaccurate calculation involves the federal tax deduction.


Busick votes 'no' on drug monitoring program

—— Prescription drug monitoring program. The Missouri House voted on Feb. 11 to pass House Bill 188, which would establish a statewide database tracking prescriptions of controlled substances. Missouri is the only state without such a program in place.


Viral video shows massive deadly pileup occur in Missouri

A video showing a massive 47-vehicle accident unfolding on a snowy interstate in Kansas City, Mo., was viewed millions of times overnight Friday after it was posted on Twitter.


729 crashes, 60 injuries and 3 deaths reported across Missouri since Friday morning

ST. LOUIS – Snow started to fall across our area early Friday afternoon and it didn’t take long for the roads to get slick. Since 9 a.m. Friday, the Missouri State Highway Patrol has responded to 729 crashes, 779 stranded drivers, 60 injuries and three deaths.


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


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.


Missouri Corrections officials say threats to staff real, constant

If something can be sharpened to a point or ground to a sharp edge, some offenders in Missouri's prisons will likely do it. But the inmates don't need a weapon to do serious harm to a guard, according to Stanley Keely, a deputy warden at Jefferson City Correctional Center. Officers have been slashed


Kirksville brothers accused of assaulting woman

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Two northeast Missouri brothers are accused of assaulting a woman they know. According to court papers, the crimes happened Tuesday at the victim's home in the 400 block of West Elizabeth Street in Kirksville.


Our wintry weekend claimed three lives across the state of Missouri

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports there have been 729 crashes since a counting period began Friday evening, just as the wintry precipitation was starting to fall.


City outlines plans for 2019 in annual address

The City of Kirksville has gone “from planning for success to building on our success,” Mayor Chuck Long said Friday at the annual State of the City address. The address was sponsored by the Kirksville Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee.


Clay County man killed in Missouri crash

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KAIT) - A Clay County man was killed and another person was injured Friday in a one-vehicle crash in Southeast Missouri. According to an online crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Roger S. Trammell of Piggott was a passenger in a 1990 Chevrolet pickup truck that cr