Holt, MOkttn.com

Four-vehicle crash north of Holt results in multiple injuries

Multiple individuals sustained injuries in a four-vehicle accident one mile north of Holt on Friday afternoon, July 30. The Highway Patrol reports the passenger of one vehicle, 40-year-old Natasha Repp of Centerville, Iowa received serious injuries and was taken to the Liberty Hospital. The driver of that vehicle, 41-year-old Stacey Traxler of Centerville, was taken to Cameron Regional Medical Center with what were considered moderate injuries. The driver of another vehicle, 74-year-old David McLaughlin, and his passenger, 74-year-old Sharon McLaughlin, both of Dubuque, Iowa, were taken to the Liberty Hospital with minor injuries. No injuries were reported for the drivers of the other two vehicles, 60-year-old John Copeland of Chillicothe and 73 year old Betty Dignan of Cameron.
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Independence, MOKCTV 5

Barricade situation in Indepenedence

INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -- Independence police were called to a disturbance Saturday morning in the 500 block of S. Hard Ave around 3:36. According to officials, there was a barricade incident at the home. Independence police tweeted at 11 a.m. saying the situation has ended. One person was arrested.
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Lafayette County, MOkmmo.com


One of two Versailles men charged with multiple felonies after a traffic stop last year in Lafayette County is due in court on Monday, August 2. Authorities allegedly found two packages of leaf marijuana- totaling 2.17 pounds inside the vehicle. Michael Eugene Jensen and Rick William Lawson each was charged...
Joplin, MOfourstateshomepage.com

Kidnapping and Murder charges leveled at six Joplin area residents by Federal Investigators; Nearly one year to the day body of homicide victim discovered on Cherry Road property in Greenwood area

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Almost one year ago to the day, July 28, 2020, the body of Michael James Hall, of Carthage, Mo., was discovered on property in the Greenwood area of Newton County at 3517 Cherry Road. Authorities arrived to the property that morning with a search warrant and they were met with gunfire from Freddie Tilton, 48, who was taken into Federal Custody a short time later.
Richmond, MOKMZU

Richmond police release information about local shooting

RICHMOND — The Richmond Police Department has released information pertaining to a death investigation. At 11:33 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to the 400 block of West Lexington Street to investigate a call about shots fired with an injured person. When law enforcement arrived, a Rayville man, 30, was found inside of a car, in a parking lot, with a single gunshot wound to the head. Several people in the area were, at that time, rendering aid to the victim. Emergency personnel transported him to Ray County Memorial Hospital where he died of his injuries. An investigation is ongoing.
Lexington, MOkmmo.com


Michael “Mike” Duane McCoy passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, July 27. Mike was born on January 20, 1961 to Davilee and Betty (Bear) McCoy in Carthage, Missouri. He was the fourth of five children. Mike graduated from Carthage High School in 1979, and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation from Southwest Missouri State University in 1983. Mike worked at a children’s home in Indiana, before moving to Lexington, Missouri, where he took a position with the Missouri Division of Family Services. Not long after, he then took the position of Director of Parks and Recreation in Lexington, which he held for several years. Mike began working for the Division of Family Services again in 1991, as a caseworker. Due to his love of computers, and knack for working on them, he eventually became a Client Support Technician, or simply “the computer guy”, which is the position he remained in at the time of his passing, having worked for the state of Missouri for over 30 years.
Liberty, MOfox4kc.com

Liberty School District is the latest to mandate masks inside buildings for 2021-2022 school year

LIBERTY, Mo. — The Liberty School District is the latest to notify parents and students that masks will be required when the new year begins. The district emailed students July 30 about the new requirement, and said the decision would put it in line with the mask mandate in Kansas City, Missouri. The Liberty School District has several buildings in Kansas City, Missouri.
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KC man injured after hitting rear of stationary vehicle in Jackson County Thursday

JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. — A Kansas City man was injured in a Jackson County accident Thursday morning. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Harold L. Harrison, 26, of Blue Springs, was driving a Mazda 5 on NE Colbern Road at NE Todd George Parkway around 6:18 a.m. Thursday. His vehicle struck the rear of a stationary vehicle, belonging to Caleb M. Melton, 20, of Blue Springs. Harrison was transported by Lee’s Summit Fire to Lee’s Summit Medical Center with moderate injuries.
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Evan Crosby

5 cool places to beat the summer heat in Kansas City

Image from Jackson County, Missouri Parks and Recreation. Kansas City, Mo. - Summers in the Midwest can be brutal - especially when factoring in high humidity that can often lead to tripple digit heat indexes during the day. Luckily, the Kansas City area is home to several water parks, as well as some pretty lakes with sand beaches that are perfect for swimming.
Independence, MOfox4kc.com

Lee’s Summit man sentenced to prison in deadly Independence shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Lee’s Summit man has been sentenced to prison in a 2020 deadly shooting outside an Independence home. In May, a jury convicted 24-year-old Arieous K. Walton-Merritt of involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action. On Friday, a Jackson County judge sentenced Walton-Merritt to 10 years for each count, set to run consecutively.