News To Know: police pursuit ends in crash, armadillo migration

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COMMERCE, Okla. — Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that Saturday evening, November 19, 2022, just after 8 p.m. a police pursuit ended as the officer crashed north of Commerce, Oklahoma. The crash occurred on County Road S 560 near County Road E 30 in Ottawa County, Oklahoma. Vernon Moyer, 39, of Commerce was operating a 2018 Dodge Charger police cruiser. He was driving north on County Road s 560 where they say the brakes failed in the police car. The car then left the road and went into a ditch. Moyer is currently in the hospital with critical injuries. You can read more about this crash by clicking here.

MCDONALD COUNTY, Mo. – One man is dead following a two-vehicle crash about 3 p.m. Sunday, November 20th on Route E, 7 miles northeast of Bella Vista, Arkansas in McDonald County, Missouri. Michelle McKeever, 57, of Seligman, was operating the second vehicle, a 2018 Kia Soul. She was transported to Washington Regional Medical Center in NW Arkansas with serious injuries. The passenger, Thomas McKeever, 56, also of Seligman, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Click here to read more about this story.

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Tower Foundation awarded a grant to a Riverton organization to support mental health services. That’s according to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt. The Spring River Mental Health and Wellness Center was awarded $10,000 to assist with the transition to and/or implementation of requirements for the new designation of being a certified community behavioral health clinic (CCBHC). If you would like to read more about this grant, click here.

MISSOURI – The armadillo population in Missouri is growing, and a lot of travelers will see them along the roadside.  Armadillos have a bad reputation for digging in gardens — pastures — and yards searching for bugs to eat. Experts theorize that climate change is making armadillos migrate north from their usual habitat of desert-like environments.