Archives for September 2019

3 People Injured When Truck Hydroplanes of Roadway

Three people – including a 1-year-old child – were injured in a crash late Saturday night. 33-year-old Christopher Kissell, of Memphis, was traveling southbound on Route A in Scotland County when his pickup truck hydroplaned and traveled off the left side of the roadway. The truck overturned and struck a fence. Kissell, his 25-year-old passenger, and the infant were taken to Scotland County Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

-3 NEMO Teens Recovering After Crashing Into Creek

The Highway Patrol reports three teens sustained minor injuries when a car ran off a bridge and landed in a creek three miles southwest of Marceline. The crash happened around 1:40AM Saturday. The Highway Patrol reports that the driver of the car lost control on a muddy road and overcorrected causing the vehicle to strike a guardrail before running off the bridge into the creek. The 17-year-old driver, and the 18-year-old and 17-year-old passengers were transported by ambulance to Pershing Memorial Hospital of Brookfield. All three inside the vehicle were wearing their seatbelts.

Macon Man Accused of Felony Burglary Make Court Appearance

A Macon man accused of felony burglary waved formal arraignment last week. 42-year-old Frederick Nerini was identified as the suspect in the burglary of four firearms from a residence on Route OO in Bevier. The court also found Nerini did not qualify for public defender assistance.

Traffic Impacts on Adair County Route J

Weather permitting, MoDOT will be doing work in Adair County that will impact traffic on Route J. The road will be closed from Normal Mound Way to Paultown Way for a culvert replacement. Work will be competed between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. For the closure, motorists will need to use alternate routes. Remember to obey all work zone signs and personnel, and put down your cell phone to help eliminate distractions. For more information, contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636). All roadwork is posted on the traveler information map. You can also visit

Change to Office Hours in City of Brookfield

With the new Linn County E-911 Center opening, the Brookfield Police Department and City Hall will be closed to walk-in traffic during non-business hours starting today. Residents who need police service should continue to call 911 for an emergency or 660-258-3385 for a non-emergency. There is a call box located near the right side of the rear door at the police department. This call box will allow for a direct call to the 911 dispatch center at which time a police officer will be dispatched to you.

Bevier Man Charged with Child Sex Crimes Pleads Not Guilty

A Bevier man facing charges for child sex crimes in Macon County made a court appearance yesterday. 64-year-old Jerry L. Sizemore entered a not guilty plea to multiple charges at an arraignment. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 17th.

Nearly 340,000 Attend State Fair

Governor Mike Parson and Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe announced the attendance total for this year’s Missouri State Fair. Final numbers confirm that just over 337,100 individuals attended the 11-day Fair this August. More than 4,000 Missouri FFA and 4-H youth participated in the State Fair with building demonstrations and exhibits and showing livestock. Over 27,000 livestock and competitive entries were exhibited

Rocket Man Begins Lyceum Series

“The Rocket Man Show” will kick off Truman’s Kohlenberg Lyceum series at 7:30 p.m. this evening in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. Rus Anderson performs as young Elton John, singing his greatest hits with spot on vocals and fierce piano playing. General admission tickets are $10 each, including tax. Tickets are available now at the Truman State University cashier window in McClain Hall or online at

The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will continue Nov. 1 with “Paul Robeson: The World is My Home.” A tribute to the legacy of Robeson, an American singer, actor and political activist. The always popular Golden Dragon Acrobats will return March 2 with a performance filled with award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques.

Governor Parson Signs HB 1 into Law

Governor Mike Parson signed HB 1 into law, which will allow the sales proceeds of more than one vehicle to be used as a credit against the sales tax owed on the purchase of a new vehicle. Governor Parson said his administration is thankful for the overwhelming bipartisan support of the legislature to address and correct this issue. HB 1 amends a state statute to allow for the sale of multiple vehicles to be used as a credit, in line with the Department of Revenue’s prior practice and what consumers have come to expect. Without this amendment, the law would limit Missourians in offsetting their tax liability. HB 1 will take effect in 90 days.

Woman Injured in Rollover Crash

A woman is recovering after a rollover accident in Sullivan County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 36-year-old Sarah Robbins, was driving a vehicle on Tuesday night that failed to stop at the intersection of Route B and Route N, three miles west Green City. The car went off the road through a fence, and overturned after striking a tree. Robbins suffered moderate injuries.