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Cole County not immune to fatal train wrecks

Cole County isn’t immune from deadly accidents involving cars that were hit by trains. Public Works Director Eric Landwehr remembers one that happened near Elston … Mo – Dot has the primary responsibility for installing crossing gates and lights and maintaining those crossings. Landwehr say traffic numbers usually dictate if a crossing …

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Derailed train was going nearly 90 MPH at time of crash

(AP) — An Amtrak passenger train was going about 87 mph (140 kph) when it collided with a dump truck at a rural Missouri railway crossing, killing four people The speed limit is 90 mph at the crossing where the collision occurred. The Southwest Chief was traveling about 89 mph when it …

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Train crossing where wreck happened needed signs and guards

(AP) — The chief elected official in Chariton county where an Amtrak train slammed into a dump truck said Tuesday that residents and county leaders have been pushing for a safety upgrade at the railroad crossing for nearly three years. Meanwhile, the toll from the accident rose to four deaths …

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Cole EMS treats patients at train wreck

Cole County ambulance crews assist with the train derailment. SEMA officials asked Cole County EMS and several other agencies to respond to the Monday derailment. Cole County sent two ambulances, 6 EMT’s and paramedics along with the department’s chief and a doctor to the scene. They treated patients at Mendon …

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Truck versus train in Cole County

A collision between an Amtrak train and a pickup truck in mid-Missouri’s Centertown caused traffic issues on Wednesday evening but no injuries. Cole County Sheriff John Wheeler says he’s thankful there were no injuries in Wednesday evening’s collision, which happened at Centertown’s Oak Street crossing. The collision delayed the Amtrak …

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Old prison could become a training site

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson has proposed transforming a shuttered northwest Missouri prison into a training ground for incoming correctional officers. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Parson’s recently unveiled budget plan includes $671,714 to convert the idled Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron into an academy where …

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Virus puts a strain on JCMO hospitals

Both Capital Region Medical Center and St. Mary’s Hospital say COVID-19 is taking a toll on their facilities. St. Mary’s says their ICU was over capacity for several days this week. Capital Region officials say, while they still have patient space, staff has been stretched to their limits. Cases continue …

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Woman killed by a train

A woman from Gerald is dead after being hit by a train in Cole County Sunday. Troopers say 35 – year old Heather Tatkenhorst was hit by the train while lying on the tracks late that night. Investigators don’t know why she was on the train tracks.  

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Train derails in Mid-Mo

No one was hurt when a train went partially off the tracks in New Florence Sunday morning. The Montgomery County Sheriff says the accident happened around 7:30am. No hazardous materials were identified on the train.

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Cole County woman is killed by a train

A Cole County woman is dead after she’s hit by a train. Troopers say Kelly Stevens was walking on the tracks close to Lookout Trail near her native Centertown yesterday (wed) morning when she got hit. Stevens was 46 years old.  

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