State and Regional News

MoDOT concerned over alarming rise in work zone, TMA crashes

    As the state attempts to return to normal amid the global pandemic, the Missouri Department of Transportation is dealing with a surge in work zone crashes despite decreased traffic volumes.

Patrol provides synopsis of some new laws related to crime and traffic safety

The abbreviated descriptions below are intended to make the public aware of some of the new legislation enacted by the Missouri General Assembly which is related to crime and motor vehicles. The listed legislation has been signed into law.

Initial jobless claims jump, but unemployment declines throughout region

    July unemployment figures for Missouri counties released last week by the state showed a jump in initial jobless claims throughout the region, but the unemployment rate decreased in most counties.