Category: Public Safety

UCM professor struck by car on Clark

Photo submitted by University Relations – English professor James Obertino was hit by a car Tuesday night. His condition was unclear at press time Wednesday. By ANDY LYONS, Muleskinner Managing Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — A UCM professor was struck by a car as he walked through the crosswalk east of the Clark Street entrance to… Read more »

Train crash victims remain in serious condition

(WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – A Warrensburg girl and her grandmother remain hospitalized after their vehicle was hit by an Amtrak train Sunday evening. Catherine M. Downing, 42, is in the intensive care unit at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, according to a hospital spokesman. Rebecca Langner, 3, is in critical condition at Children’s Mercy… Read more »

Woman, child injured when train hits vehicle in Warrensburg

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported the age of the 42-year-old victim. WARRENSBURG, Mo. (AP) — Police say a woman and her granddaughter are hospitalized after their vehicle was hit by an Amtrak train in Warrensburg. Warrensburg police say the vehicle was hit by the train Sunday evening. Cpl. Dustin Mayden… Read more »

KC bus passenger sprays others with gas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman sprayed Kansas City Metro bus passengers with gasoline and tried to light a fire. The Kansas City Star reports ( ) that the incident occurred early Monday on a Kansas City Area Transportation Authority’s Metro bus. Cindy Baker, a spokeswoman for the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, says… Read more »

Concordia woman hurt in car accident

(JOHNSON COUNTY, Mo., digitalBURG) – A Concordia woman suffered moderate injuries after an accident Saturday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 50 and county Road Northwest 271, west of Warrensburg, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Katherine Roberts, 23, was traveling westbound when she changed lanes and slowed down to make a left turn… Read more »

Local woman hurt after being thrown from motorcycle

(WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – A Warrensburg woman was injured during a motorcycle accident Sunday evening on U.S. 50 at the Missouri Route 13 off-ramp, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Dustin M. Current, 28, of Warrensburg, was westbound as he traveled off the right side of the road at the off-ramp to the Route… Read more »

Phase I Emergency Snow Ordinance in effect

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The City of Warrensburg has declared that Phase I of the Emergency Snow Ordinance is in effect until 11 p.m. Sunday. March 24. Residents should avoid parking on streets to assist snow removal equipment in clearing roadways. Travel on roadways needs to be kept to a minimum. For more information contact Director… Read more »

Local woman injured in traffic accident

A Clinton woman is in serious condition after totaling her car in a wreck Sunday morning. Amy Hastings, 39, was flown by LifeFlight helicopter to Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence after she drove off the road and hit a telephone pole, a fence and a tree, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports. Hastings was… Read more »

State of Emergency ends tomorrow

The State of Emergency that was implemented on Tuesday, Feb. 26 will end Tuesday, March 5 at 10:30 am. City resources including funds, equipment and personnel are still being used in the recovery phase of our local emergency. Roofs are still of great concern. The back-to-back winter snow storms created heavy snow loads that bring… Read more »