Tolton One Step Closer To Sainthood

Father Augustine Tolton, the country’s first black priest and former slave in Missouri, was proclaimed “Venerable” today [Wednesday] by Pope Francis. The Venerable designation means he is officially recognized as living a life of heroic virtue by the Catholic Church. Father Tolton was born just outside of Hannibal in 1854. He escaped slavery in Missouri […]

Three Arrested After Chase, Search In Monroe City

Three people were arrested after fleeing from police in Monroe City this afternoon. [Tuesday] According to the Monroe City Police Department, they received information from the Hannibal Police Department that a vehicle involved in a robbery was parked at Orscheln’s in Monroe City. When a unit attempted to make contact the vehicle fled at a […]

Four Injured In Ralls County Crash

Four people were taken to the hospital after an accident on U.S. 61 in Ralls County just after 8:30 this morning. [Wednesday] The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident happened when 65 year old Frank William of New Bloomfield was traveling northbound and 25 year old Mathew Robinson pulled into his path. William was […]

Charges Upgraded In Hannibal Altercation

The Marion County Prosecutor upgraded charges against a Hannibal man today [Friday] after an assault that led to the death of 43 year old Gregory Stanley. Damien Fugate is accused of causing a disturbance at the restaurant on March 24, being verbally abusive to customers and assaulting Stanley, who was taken to Blessing Hospital where […]

Man In Hannibal Hardees Altercation Dies

A man injured in an altercation at Hardees in Hannibal on Sunday afternoon has died. Forty three year old Gregory Stanley died at Blessing Hospital late last night. [Wednesday] Police were called at 3:38 on Sunday for an assault. Upon arrival they found Stanley with serious injuries, and arrested 33 year old Damien Fugate of […]

Assault at the Hannibal Hardee’s

One person is in the hospital and another person in the Marion County Jail after a fight at the Hannibal Hardee’s yesterday (Sunday) afternoon. Police say it happened around 3:38 at the Hardee’s at 2900 James Road. It was reported a man was being verbally abusive to both employees and patrons of the business. Eventually […]

Woman In Custody For Hannibal Stabbing

A 21 year old woman has been arrested in relation to a stabbing in Hannibal this morning. [Monday] The suspect was arrested on suspicion of first degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon at around 12:20. Her name has not been released pending the filing of formal charges. Hannibal Police checked the well being […]

Man Found With Stab Wound In Hannibal

The Hannibal Police are investigating a stabbing this (Monday) morning. According to the department officers went to the 100 block of Dulaney Street at 8:35 to check the well being of a man on the ground. Officers say they discovered a man had a stab wound to his abdomen, and he was taken by life […]

Longtime Ralls County Conservation Agent Dies

A longtime game warden in Ralls County died on Thursday. Christopher Cox had been with the Missouri Department of Conservation for over 30 years. He earned several distinctions including Missouri State Water Patrol Citizen Service Citation in 2004, the National Wildlife Turkey Federation’s Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer of the year in 2001 and the Missouri […]