One Woman, Two Deputies Injured In Shots Fired Incident In Ralls County

One woman and two deputies were injured in an altercation that led to shots being fired on Spencer Creek Lane in Ralls County last night. [Tuesday] Sergeant Eric Brown with the Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the Ralls County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a distraught woman who was armed. During an altercation […]

Large Amount Of Debris At Mark Twain Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake are warning boaters of a large amount of debris on the lake due to high water levels. The debris is creating hazards that are making some areas difficult to maneuver. The debris can also move and fluctuate throughout the day with wind patterns. Currently, Clarence […]

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 […]

America’s First Black Priest Moves Toward Sainthood

The nation’s first black priest, Father Augustus Tolton, is continuing to move toward sainthood. Servant of God Father Tolton’s cause of beatification and canonization recently advanced in Rome. Tolton was born into a slave family in 1854 in Ralls County. His family escaped to Qunicy as a child. The process to name Tolton a saint […]

Teen Arrested For Alleged School Threat

A Center teen has been arrested after an alleged threat was made towards Mark Twain Junior-Senior High School on Friday. According to the Ralls County Sheriff’s Office the threat was allegedly made by  17 year old Tyler Lanier on the social media app, Snapchat. Other adults and a juvenile had also been interviewed as part […]

NWS Urges Travelers To Change Plans For Sunday

The National Weather Service says confidence is increasing for a significant winter storm tomorrow [Sunday] which is reported to be one of the most popular travel days of the year. A winter storm will bring the potential for significant snow across northern Missouri. Strong gusty winds reaching 40 miles per hour are expected which will […]

Springfield Woman Injured After Hitting Deer

A Springfield, Missouri woman is in serious condition after hitting a deer in Ralls County Saturday morning. According the Highway Patrol, 25 year old Tosha Reed was northbound on Route H when she hit the deer and ran off the east side of the road, overturned and hit a utility pole. She was taken by […]

Grain Truck Crashes In Ralls County

A grain truck rolled over when the driver took a corner to quickly in Ralls County yesterday [Thursday] morning, spilling around 24 tons of grain on the road. The crash happened off of Highway J, near Highway EE. The driver of the truck was not injured, but diesel fuel was spilled as a result of […]

Spurlock In Custody

The Audrain County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a man who fled from a Missouri State Trooper was arrested today [Friday] in Ralls County. Tanner Spurlock was taken into custody at around 11:45. Authorities had been following up on leads since Wednesday when he ran from a traffic stop, and crashed at the intersection of Audrain […]