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Unattended Death In Chillicothe Police Report

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 106 calls for service Thursday. The report includes an unattended death. 11:37 am, a vehicle accident was reported near Third and Wilson Street where a vehicle struck and damaged a parking sign at the street edge. Minor damage. 6:27 pm, Officers responded to the...
CHILLICOTHE, MO
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What the Train Accident In Mendon Should Teach Us All

On Monday Amtrak's Southwest Chief struck a dump truck in a railroad crossing near Mendon, Missouri. When it was all said and done, three passengers aboard the train and the truck driver died. 150 other passengers suffered injuries. Not to mention the damage to Amtrak's equipment, and the inconvenience it will cause Amtrak riders for months because those train cars are out of commission. And the reality is, that the tragedy was preventable.
MENDON, MO
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Amtrak sues owner of truck hit in fatal Missouri derailment

Amtrak is suing the owner of the truck that was hit by a train in Missouri, leading to a fatal derailment. The lawsuit filed Thursday seeks $75,000 from MS Contracting, which operated the dump truck that was struck by a train on 27 June. It alleges that the truck’s driver, Billy Dean Barton II, was aware that it was unsafe to cross the tracks when he did so because he could see that the train was on its way toward the crossing. “Despite the fact that it was unsafe, careless and reckless to do so because of the clearly...
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Gates Hired As Codes And Zoning Officer

A new Code Enforcement and Zoning Officer was hired for the City of Chillicothe. In Monday’s Executive Session, the council approved Gil Gates to fill the position full-time. The pay is set at $21.64/hour. The vote from the council was 5/0.
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Annual fireworks display in Chillicothe set for July 3rd

The annual fireworks display in Chillicothe is Sunday, July 3, 2022, at dusk. The Chillicothe Rotary Club is presenting the display starting at approximately 9:45 p.m. The patriotic display returns to the north end of Chillicothe, near Simpson Park. Organizations say the public should take lawn chairs and choose a...
CHILLICOTHE, MO

Brother and sister recount ‘very traumatizing’ Amtrak derailment in Missouri

By Lily O’Shea Becker A mother aboard a train derailment in Mendon, Missouri, on Monday climbed on top of the wreckage and went from train car to train car, yelling into each window while searching for her three children, according to her son, Dax McDonald.  The Amtrak train was traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago […] The post Brother and sister recount ‘very traumatizing’ Amtrak derailment in Missouri appeared first on Iowa Capital Dispatch.
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