CRIME & SAFETY
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Crash, Injury in Wreck, and Stabbing in Barry County, Missouri
This week in Barry County, Missouri, there were three incidents that occurred. These incidents include a fatal two-car crash in Washburn, an injury in a wreck near Mt. Vernon, and a stabbing in Monett. The details of each incident are summarized below.
Pierce City motorcyclist dead after rear-ending pickup truck
BARRY COUNTY, Mo. — A Pierce City motorcyclist is dead after a crash near Purdy. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 9 p.m. on Dec. 1 on State Highway B five miles west of Purdy. Austin Breazzeal, 19 of Pierce City was riding a Suzuki motorcycle eastbound when he rear-ended […]
Bicyclist Killed In Crash In Barry County
(KTTS News) — A man from Washburn is dead after a crash in Barry County. The Highway Patrol says 30-year-old James Fogarty was riding a bicycle when he failed to yield to traffic and hit a tractor trailer. The crash happened on Highway 37 south of Highway 90 in...
Monett Police Department Hunts for Stabbing Suspect, Public Not in Danger
• Monett Police Department is searching for a suspect involved in a stabbing incident. • The incident occurred on Thursday night in the 500 block of 4th Street in Monett, Missouri.
Cassville teen injured in wreck
Vehicle fails to yield on Hwy. 174 near Mt. Vernon. A Cassville teen was injured on Monday in a wreck at 7:25 a.m. on Highway 174, four miles east of Mt. Vernon. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a 16-year-old female, of Cassville, was driving a 2002 Honda Civic southbound when a westbound 2013 Ford Fusion, being driven by Allison Barker, 23, of Springfield, was making a left turn and failed to yield to the Civic.
Arkansas Woman Dies in Barry County Crash After SUV Hits Van
Tragic news from Barry County, Missouri as a fatal crash claims the life of a 36-year-old woman from Pidge, Arkansas. The incident involved a van and an SUV on Missouri Highway 90. Find out the full story in this video.
Bike-rider struck by semi in Washburn
A Washburn man died today in a bicycle-semi collision at 11:05 a.m. on Highway 37, south of Highway 90 in Washburn. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, James Fogarty, 30, of Washburn, was eastbound on a Schwinn bicycle and failed to yield to a southbound 2018 Kenworth tractor-trailer, being driven by Stevie Johnson Jr., 36, of Fayetteville, which struck the bicycle.
Tragic Fatality on Missouri Highway Highlights Rising Traffic Deaths
A recent traffic collision on Missouri Highway 90 in Washburn, Barry County, has resulted in tragedy, taking the life of Kimberly Rogers, a 36-year-old woman from Pea Ridge, Arkansas. The incident unfolded prior to November 28, 2023, when a Jeep driven by Phillip Fonsworth McCorbey, also from Pea Ridge, attempted a dangerous overtaking maneuver. At the same moment, a Ford Transit, steered by Autumn R. Horton of Duenweg, Missouri, was executing a left turn. The Jeep collided with the Transit, veered off the road, and overturned, leading to fatal consequences for passenger Rogers.
Weekly Safety Report: School Bus Collision and Massive Fire Hit Barry County, Missouri
This week in Barry County, Missouri, there were two notable incidents. Firstly, a Monett school bus carrying girls basketball players hit a cow on US-60 near Walleye Road, resulting in the bus being disabled. Secondly, a massive fire broke out at a fertilizer plant in Purdy, causing significant damage to the store and destroying hundreds of tons of nitrate fertilizer. The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.
A structure fire causes road closures in Purdy - November 20th News You Need to Know
Purdy, MO - Officials say a commercial structure fire in Purdy, Missouri was at risk of toxic gas and a potential explosion. The fire happened Friday evening around 5:30 p.m. at the Purdy farm center. Fire agencies were then alerted, the area was evacuated, and roads were closed due to the location of the fire containing ammonium nitrate -- a strong chemical oxidizer. Officials say the fire was out by 7:15 p.m. Purdy Farm Center says they will continue business as usual.
Massive Commercial Fire at Fertilizer Storage Building in Purdy Prompts Evacuation
Witness a massive commercial fire in Purdy that engulfed a building storing fertilizer. Seven fire departments battled the blaze, which threatened to ignite ammonium nitrate, a potential explosive. Despite the loss, the business vows to reopen the next day. Cause of fire remains unknown.
Emergency Evacuation in Purdy as Fire Engulfs Farm Center
A peaceful Friday evening in Purdy, Missouri, turned into an emergency situation as a massive fire broke out at the Purdy Farm Center. The blaze, originating from ignited fertilizer, resulted in the loss of a key farm supply building. Towering flames and thick smoke prompted the Purdy Police to evacuate residents within a five-block radius, which was later adjusted to three blocks. The fire's risk of explosion put the community on high alert.