SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a downpour of rain contributed to a deadly double fatality crash near Springfield.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash happened around...
Missouri man killed when ATV strikes animal
DE SOTO, Mo. (AP) — A 37-year-old eastern Missouri man has died after the ATV he was driving struck an animal.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Stephen Gann of De Soto was driving an...
IONIA, Mo. (AP) — A 47-year-old woman is dead and a suspect is on the run after a shooting in central Missouri.
Benton County Sheriff's Office says officers received a call Wednesday evening...
ELDON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a woman and four children have been killed in a central Missouri crash.
Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Scott White says 30-year-old Radiance Wright lost...
WESTPHALIA, Mo. (AP) — Two drivers who were injured when a Missouri high school girls soccer team collided with another vehicle remain hospitalized but all team members have been released from the...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a Missouri inmate who briefly escaped after a struggle with a deputy during transport has been charged.
CATAWISSA, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say an 18-year-old has died after he tumbled off a personal watercraft in eastern Missouri and drowned.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A confidential settlement has been reached in a wrongful-death claim filed after a Columbia police vehicle struck and killed a 4-year-old girl.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The latest round of Midwestern flooding claimed at least four lives, closed hundreds of roads and forced residents of river towns to shore up threatened levees with sandbags as...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):
The body of a kayaker missing since Wednesday has been found in a swollen southwest Missouri creek,...
WALNUT SHADE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have found the body of one paddler whose kayak overturned in a flooded Missouri creek and are looking for a second missing paddler.
LAWSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say three people have been killed in a fiery crash in western Missouri.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that the crash happened around 4:15 p.m....
PARMA, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after fire badly damaged the police station, city hall and the former mayor's house in the small southeast Missouri town of Parma, soon after the...
Conviction upheld for man convicted of killing trooper
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of a man sentenced to death in the fatal shooting of a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper 14 years...
Woman dies after driving into Kansas City area lake
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has died after driving into a Kansas City area lake.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victim as 22-year-old Gerran Stone, of...
Teen certified as adult in shooting of Missouri chief
WARSAW, Mo. (AP) — A teenager has been certified to stand trial as an adult in the shooting of a Missouri police chief.
KMBC-TV reports 17-year-old Andrew Floyd was certified as an adult...
Cow hit 4 times in crash that sends 1 driver to hospital
MARSHFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a cow that wandered onto a southwest Missouri highway was hit by four different vehicles with one fiery impact sending a driver to the hospital.
Missouri lawmaker in critical condition after car crash
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker from the Kansas City area has been hospitalized following a car accident.
University Hospital confirmed that Lee's Summit Republican Rep....
2 children among 4 victims of head-on crash in Missouri
UNION, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say four family members have been killed in a head-on crash in eastern Missouri.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash happened Friday in Franklin...
UNION, Mo. (AP) — Four people are dead, including two children, after a head-on crash involving a tractor-trailer in eastern Missouri.
The accident happened about 1:30 p.m. Friday on Highway...
New leader named for Missouri State Highway Patrol
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The acting leader of the Missouri State Highway Patrol is about to take over the job permanently.
The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that Gov. Mike Parson...
No charges in St. Joseph officer-involved shooting
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Buchanan County authorities say no criminal charges will be filed against a St. Joseph police officer who shot a 42-year-old man in January.
FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been killed after a sport utility vehicle slid into the path of a tractor-trailer on any icy eastern Missouri road.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a truck driver at a Procter & Gamble paper products plant in Cape Girardeau County.
Officer-involved shooting in SE Missouri under investigation
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the officer-involved shooting of a suspect in Cape Girardeau.
Police were called to a domestic incident Tuesday...
Treacherous driving in Missouri before another winter blast
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Another winter blast hit Missouri on Friday, causing more than 100 accidents, closing schools and leaving highway experts to warn motorists to avoid travel unless absolutely necessary.
Icy roads cause fender benders, at least 1 deadly wreck
MARSHALL, MO. (AP) — Authorities say icy roads have led to at least one fatal crash and numerous fender benders.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 55-year-old Sherri Jones, of Sweet Springs, was killed around 12:20 p.m. Sunday when the sport utility vehicle in which she was riding slid off the side of a slush-covered stretch of Missouri 127 in Saline County. The SUV then struck a sign post, became airborne and overturned. The driver also suffered moderate injuries.
Man pleads in DWI crash on go-cart with young child
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 37-year-old Jefferson City man who was riding in a go-cart with a 5-year-old child when it overturned has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.
James Gordon pleaded guilty in late January in a deal that reduced the original felony charge and dropped a charge of leaving the scene of an accident.
Man, 79, drowns while apparently ice fishing in NE Missouri
LA GRANGE, Mo. (AP) — A 79-year-old northeast Missouri man is dead after apparently falling through the ice on a lake while ice fishing.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the body of Larry Morriss of Canton was found Monday afternoon at Wakonda State Park near La Grange. He was found face-down near a boat ramp.
The patrol says evidence indicates that Morriss was walking on the ice while fishing when he fell through.
Branson police say woman dies after being hit by vehicle
BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — Branson police say a 49-year-old woman died after she was hit by a vehicle in Branson. Two people with her were seriously hurt.
Laura Curnes, whose hometown was not available, died Saturday evening at a Springfield hospital.
Branson officials say Curnes, her husband Gregory Curnes, and Jani Moncrief were crossing Branson Landing Boulevard Saturday in a marked crosswalk when they were hit by a truck.
Man on horseback struck, killed in southwest Missouri
NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a man on horseback has been struck and killed while riding on a southwest Missouri highway.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victim as 49-year-old Keith Hopper, of Granby. The patrol says pickup truck struck him Sunday night while he was riding the horse on Missouri 86 about 5 miles (8 kilometers) east of Neosho. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
The Latest: Highway Patrol to investigate officer shooting
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on fatal shooting of an off-duty St. Louis police officer (all times local):
The St. Louis prosecutor's office says the Missouri State Highway Patrol will help with the investigation into the death of an officer who police say was killed when a colleague "mishandled" a gun.
Shoplifting suspect killed while fleeing Missouri police
ST. ANN, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a shoplifting suspect has been killed while fleeing from police in suburban St. Louis.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has identified the driver of the fleeing car as 21-year-old Arman Memetovic. Police in St. Ann said the chase started Saturday after security at a Menards store spotted a man and woman stealing items. The man told security he had a gun before fleeing.
Authorities search for missing witness in homicide case
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a missing witness in a pending Missouri homicide case.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has issued an endangered person advisory for 42-year-old Kenneth Cornwell Jr. He was last seen Tuesday in Raytown. Investigators are looking for a green 2000 Kia Spectra with Missouri license plate SR0-G3L.
Cornwell is 6 feet tall and 240 pounds. He has tattoos on both of his arms.
Drug suspect charged after deadly Missouri police shooting
LEADWOOD, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed charges against a drug suspect after a SWAT team member fatally shot the owner of the home where the man had been staying while executing a search warrant.
Storm dumps snow on Midwest; at least 5 dead in crashes
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A massive winter snowstorm that blanketed several Midwest states was a factor in at least five road deaths on Saturday and forced the grounds crew to scramble to clear snow from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City ahead of the NFL divisional playoff game.
Dozens of crashes reported on road where child was killed
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Records show there have been dozens of wrecks on a northern Kansas City road where a 4-year-old was killed.
2 Missouri transportation workers injured in crash
LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Two Missouri Department of Transportation workers were injured after a car struck one of them and a maintenance truck in northwest Missouri.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the collision happened Wednesday morning on a rural road in Clay County.
The patrol says a car hit a worker who was standing behind the maintenance truck. The state transportation department says the worker was pinned under the vehicle until crew members were able to move it.
SWAT member shoots, kills armed man in eastern Missouri
LEADWOOD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say an officer has shot and killed an armed man in eastern Missouri after he raised his weapon as SWAT team members executed a search warrant.
Missouri officer on leave after killing girl with vehicle
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a Missouri police officer has been placed on leave after hitting and killing a 4-year-old girl with a patrol vehicle while trying to park on the sidewalk outside of a high school.
Leads pursued in fatal interstate shooting
HARTFORD, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say investigators are pursuing more than 90 leads in the mysterious death of a South Dakota woman who was shot in her car along an interstate in Missouri with her two children in the backseat.
Nearly three weeks after Melissa Peskey was killed on a rural stretch of I-70 near Boonville, the Missouri State Highway Patrol continues to investigate, but has publicly provided few details about the death of the Hartford real estate agent.
Dashcam video shows religious store suspect berating trooper
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The man suspected of killing a customer and sexually assaulting two other women at a religious supply store in suburban St. Louis is shown in a dashcam video in a belligerent conversation with a Missouri state trooper.
Thomas Bruce is jailed on charges of first-degree murder and several other counts for the attack at the Catholic Supply store on Nov. 19.
South Dakota driver shot, killed on I70 in Missouri
BOONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have determined that a South Dakota driver who was found dead after a crash on Interstate 70 in central Missouri was fatally shot.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol announced Wednesday the cause of death for 40-year-old Melissa Peskey, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
2 die in crash on Interstate 55 in St. Louis County
MEHLVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been killed in a crash on Interstate 55 in St. Louis County.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says that the crash happened Tuesday when a pickup truck driver changed lanes and ran into the back of a car that was stropped in traffic. The patrol says the impact spun the car around, forcing it into the driver's side of a tractor-trailer.
Man charged in deadly drunken driving crash in Missouri
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Springfield man has been charged in a deadly drunken driving crash on Interstate 44.
Thirty-nine-year-old William Dorlac pleaded not guilty Tuesday to driving drunk in the crash that killed 65-year-old Deborah Coleman, of Lebanon, Missouri. His attorney, Dean Price, declined to comment, saying he is awaiting further investigation.
2 dead after car plunges into suburban St. Louis pond
KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say two people have died after a car crashed into a pond in suburban St. Louis.
KMOV-TV reports that 61-year-old Delia James, of Ballwin, had a medical emergency Tuesday night while driving a car on Interstate 44.
Man killed when SUV slides off ice-covered Missouri bridge
BOWLING GREEN, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died after a sport utility vehicle slid off an ice-covered eastern Missouri bridge.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that the crash happened early Tuesday on U.S. 54 in Pike County. The patrol says the SUV slid on the bridge before traveling off the left side and overturning.
The patrol identified the victim as 28-year-old Don Weaver, who was a passenger. Another passenger and the driver suffered moderate injuries.
Fleeing driver in stolen truck causes deadly Missouri crash
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a fleeing motorist in a stolen pickup truck has caused a deadly crash in Springfield.
3 pedestrians die on St. Louis-area interstates in 1 day
ST. PETERS, Mo. (AP) — A woman who jumped from a car while fleeing police is among three pedestrians killed within a few hours on St. Louis-area interstate highways.
All three died early Monday. Just after midnight, a man was hit on Interstate 70 near downtown St. Louis. His body was found in the left lane. There were no witnesses.
Patrol: Man arrested after 100-mile chase in tractor-truck
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a man in a stolen tractor-truck led officers on a chase of about 100 miles (160.93 kilometers) before the truck caught fire.
The driver tried to flee on foot but was arrested when he became caught on a barbed-wire fence.
The patrol said in a news release Tuesday that the chase began Saturday in Kansas City and ended in Boonville.