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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.


Winter Storm Watch issued for SW Iowa, NW Missouri Tue. evening through Wed. Morning

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for all of southwest Iowa and parts of northwest Missouri Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning. Iowa: Monona-Harrison-Shelby-Pottawattamie-Mills-Montgomery-Fremont-Page-Crawford-Carroll-Audubon-Cass-Adair-Adams-Union-Clarke-Taylor-Rin


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.


Northern Missouri hospital voluntarily suspends license for three months

I-70 Community Hospital in northern Missouri’s Sweet Springs has voluntarily suspended its license for 90 days. In a press release issued after 5 p.m. on Friday, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says the 15-bed hospital is out of compliance with regulations and unable to provide


Death of two Missouri brothers ruled a murder-suicide

BOSS, Mo. (AP) – The Dent County Sheriff’ Office is investigating a murder-suicide involving two brothers. Investigators say the brothers’ bodies were found Sunday in the unincorporated town of Boss near the Dent and Iron counties line.


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


Winter Weather Advisory for southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri

KSNF/KODE - A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 12pm Tuesday to 6am Wednesday. In Southeast Kansas, that includes Cherokee, Crawford, and Bourbon counties. In Southwest Missouri, all counties in the Four State region are included.


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.


Student diagnosed with active tuberculosis at University of Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri officials announced Monday that a student has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis. The university said the student has voluntarily left the campus. Officials including the university’s student health center and university physicians are working with the Boo


Missouri House oversight committee plans second hearing on Department of Revenue tax issue

A new bipartisan Missouri House oversight committee plans to hold its second hearing this week on the state Department of Revenue’s (DOR) tax error that is impacting some people’s taxes.



House Bill 565 (Morse, R-Dexter) designates November 9 as “Stars and Stripes Day” to mark Missouri’s role in the creation of the newspaper of the United States Armed Forces. On Nov. 7 and 8, 1861, some 3,000 Union troops arrived in the rebel town of Bloomfield, located in southeast Missouri. Ten of


A passenger receives minor injuries after one-vehicle accident in Lafayette County

LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Mo. — A single-vehicle accident in Lafayette County left a Wellington man with minor injuries Saturday night. According to the report from Troop A of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by Alexander B. Eakright, 21, of Wellington and his passenger Danny R. Foster, 6


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


Slick roads blamed for rollover crash in Northeast Missouri

Slick roads now being blamed for a rollover crash involving a single vehicle. The crash happened around 8:20 p.m. Sunday on Highway 63, just one mile south of Kirksville. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Terry Gray, 67, of Atlanta, Missouri was southbound when he lost control on the s


Warrensburg suspect arrested for leaving scene of accident

JOHNSON COUNTY, MO – The arrest of a Warrensburg resident Sunday afternoon, was prompted by a felony warrant out of Lafayette County. A warrant was issued by Concordia Police February 5, naming Miriah Thompson, and indicating a felony for leaving the scene of an accident when property damage is over


Authorities investigating double fatal shooting in Dent Co Missouri

BOSS, MO – The Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop I Is assisting the Dent County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation of a double fatal shooting in Boss, Missouri. The shooting happened around 5 pm on Sunday evening in the small rural township.


Meth again a dangerous scourge in Missouri

Missouri was once considered the meth lab capital of the country. The frequent busts and tales of exploding labs in residential neighborhoods became so commonplace that they were no longer newsworthy.


Rockford murder suspect arrested in Missouri after high-speed chase

ROCKFORD (WREX) — The suspect wanted in the murder of a woman on Saturday in Rockford has been arrested. Abdon Ochoa-Villaneda, 37, was arrested after a high-speed chase in Clinton County, Missouri. Rockford Police detectives were able to track Ochoa-Villaneda to Missouri after Saturday’s incident a


25 years later, Missouri hazing death consequences remain

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. • Twenty-five years after Michael Davis died from injuries suffered in a brutal fraternity hazing ritual at Southeast Missouri State University, his death still has far-reaching consequences.


Woman killed in 47-car pileup outside Kansas City identified

OAK GROVE, Mo. — Deputies have identified the woman killed in a massive pile-up outside Kansas City on I-70. Linda Henderson, 74, died on Friday. Her husband was also in the car at the time of the crash. He was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries.