Category: Public Safety

Update regarding Emergency Snow Ordinance

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.)- The City of Warrensburg remains in Phase I of the Emergency Snow Ordinance. Crews continue working to open routes and facilitate emergency services in spite of the rapidly deteriorating conditions. It is estimated that 10 inches of snow fell overnight with the possibility of another 12 inches throughout the day. Warrensburg is experiencing… Read more »

Local men involved in minor injury accident

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A local man suffered minor injuries in a single-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports. Eric T. Hawkins, 32, of Sedalia, was northbound on Route F with Vernon K. Collett, 48, of Warrensburg. Hawkins lost control of the vehicle when he attempted to turn, according to Highway Patrol… Read more »

Phase I Emergency Snow Ordinance takes effect Monday

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Current forecasts show exceptional quantities of snow and blizzard conditions hitting the Warrensburg area. In anticipation of the potential for another round of heavy winter weather, the City of Warrensburg is declaring that Phase I of the Emergency Snow Ordinance go into effect at 6 p.m. on Monday evening, Feb. 25. The… Read more »

Residents warned to abide Emergency Snow Ordinance

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The National Weather Service is currently forecasting a winter weather event that will begin early Thursday morning, Feb. 21, with snow, sleet and freezing rain expected. The City of Warrensburg would like to remind residents of the following: Phase I of the Emergency Snow Ordinance will go into effect Thursday morning at 1:00… Read more »

Johnson County teens involved in injury accident

(KNOB NOSTER, Mo.) – Two Johnson County teenagers sustained minor injuries Saturday after their vehicle overturned on Southeast 601 Road southwest of Knob Noster State Park, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports. Stassi Brown, 16, was westbound on 601 Road when she lost control of her vehicle and hit a fence and embankment before… Read more »

Man dies in Kansas City fire

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A Kansas City man has died after a fire at his home in south Kansas City. Fire officials say the fire was reported early Tuesday. They say the victim was an 80-year-old man but his name has not been released. His body was found in a hallway near a bedroom…. Read more »

Smoker falls asleep, starts house fire

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A fire Monday night that destroyed a home and led to three firefighter injuries was caused after one of the home’s occupants fell asleep while smoking, according to a Fire Department news release. Emergency crews responded to the call at 10:12 p.m. at 405 Jefferson St., a three-story home that had been… Read more »

Residents, neighbors react to explosion

Story by Muleskinner Staff: Ellen Becker-managing editor, Andy Lyons-news editor, Rob Curry-assistant news editor, Kristin Gallagher-business manager, Nicole Cooke-copy editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo.)—No residents were injured in a house fire on the 400 block of Jefferson Street that started on the middle floor of a three-story house. The house was divided into four apartments. Warrensburg Fire… Read more »

Oxygen tanks explode, fire destroys house

Story by Muleskinner Staff: Ellen Becker-managing editor, Andy Lyons-news editor, Rob Curry-assistant news editor, Kristin Gallagher-business manager, Nicole Cooke-copy editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo.)—A house was destroyed on the 400 block of Jefferson Street Monday night after a fire caused multiple oxygen tanks to explode. A resident of the home at 405 Jefferson St. reported the fire… Read more »