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13-year-old in critical condition after she was hit by car in Festus

FESTUS (KMOV) -- A 13-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was hit by a car following an event at St. Pius X High School Friday in Festus. Crystal City Police tell News 4 the girl was crossing Highway 61 near Surdyke Motorsports when a car that was going around 30 mph hit her. The girl was with her mother and they were walking to their car when it happened.
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Festus man, St. Louis woman hurt in crash in Imperial

A Festus man and a St. Louis woman were injured Thursday evening, June 30, in a two-vehicle accident on Hwy. 61 near Scott Lane in Imperial, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported. At 5:10 p.m., Adam N. Steffens, 18, of Festus was driving a 2015 Dodge Dart south on the...
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Pet spot: Cheddar is ‘aggressively affectionate’

Lindsay Recar said the stray cat she took in has brought joy to her family’s Festus-area home. She said she named the cat Cheddar because of his orange color. “We got him about a year and a half ago,” Recar said. “There was an old woman who lived across the street who left out food for stray cats. When she died, we took in Cheddar.”
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Davis returns to Brennan Woods as principal

When school resumes in August, Northwest R-1 School District’s Brennan Woods Elementary School in High Ridge will have a new principal. Jeannie Davis, an assistant principal at the Maple Grove Elementary School in Dittmer, has been promoted to take over the job. Davis, 47, of Cedar Hill will replace...
HIGH RIDGE, MO
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Karli Payne, 2027 Pitcher/Infielder for Louisville Sluggers-Clark 14U, Seriously Injured in Car Accident Thursday After Fireworks… “Prayers Requested by Family”

Karli Payne, a talented incoming eighth grade pitcher/third baseman at St. Pius X High School in Crystal City, Missouri, and member of Doug Clark’s Louisville Slugger 14U club team, was seriously injured Thursday night when struck by a car following a fireworks display at her high school. Saturday morning,...
CRYSTAL CITY, MO
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Hillsboro man killed in crash on HWY BB

(Hillsboro) A Hillsboro man was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Highway BB north of Three B Road on Thursday afternoon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 56-year-old Micheal Beals was driving a 1995 Chevy 1500 south on BB, traveled off the right side of the roadway, overturned, and was ejected from the truck. Beals was pronounced deceased at the scene. The accident took place a little after 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon.
HILLSBORO, MO
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Two people injured in HWY 61 crash

Two people were injured in a head-on collision on US 61 near Scotts Lane Thursday afternoon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 18-year-old Adam Steffens of Festus was driving a 2015 Dodge Dart south on 61, crossed the center line, and pulled into the path of a 2021 Ford Bronco driven by 34-year-old Lynn Fischer of St. Louis. Both Steffens and Fischer were taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital South with moderate injuries. The accident took place at a little after 5 o’clock Thursday afternoon.
FESTUS, MO
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Hillsboro man killed in crash near Cedar Hill

Michael L. Beals, 56, of Hillsboro died late Thursday afternoon, June 30, in a one-vehicle accident on Hwy. BB north of 3 B Road southeast of Cedar Hill, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported. At 4:10 p.m., Beals was driving a 1995 Chevrolet 1500 south on the highway when the...
HILLSBORO, MO
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Cindy Lou Walter, 68, Cedar Hill

Cindy Lou (Benjamin) Walter, 68, of Cedar Hill died June 23, 2022, in Chesterfield. Miss Walter spent her life helping family, friends and strangers and is remembered for her stories and her humor. Born Jan. 26, 1954, in Anchorage, Alaska, she was the daughter of the late Nadine (Howard) Bellamy and Jack (Jackie) Benjamin.
CEDAR HILL, MO
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Pastor Gerald R. Davidson, 86, Imperial

Pastor Gerald R. Davidson, 86, of Imperial died July 1, 2022, in Imperial. Mr. Davidson served as pastor for the First Baptist Church of Arnold from 1976 to 2006. He was a president of the Missouri Baptist Convention and a vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Born Jan. 14, 1936, in Moberly, he was the son of the late Geneva (Farris) and Robert Davidson.
IMPERIAL, MO
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Hillsboro teen involved in crash near Lonedell

A Hillsboro teenager was involved in a two-car traffic accident Friday, June 1, at Hwy. 47 and Project Road near Lonedell in Franklin County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that a 17-year-old boy from Hillsboro was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu west on Project Road at 7:05 p.m. while a 2004 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Kameron Hall, 22, of Sullivan was headed north on Hwy. 47. The Hillsboro teen failed to stop at a stop sign and the Chevrolet hit the right side of the Volkswagen.
HILLSBORO, MO
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Richard Fred Hoffarth Sr., 91, Antonia

Richard Fred Hoffarth Sr., 91, of Antonia died June 30, 2022, at Mercy Hospital South in south St. Louis County. Mr. Hoffarth served was a farm dairy inspector for St. Louis County, a manager of Jefferson County Water District No. 3 and a courier for Sapaugh Motors. He was a paratrooper in the U.S. Army and was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman. Born July 24, 1930, in Antonia, he was the son of the late Louise (Buechting) and Henry Hoffarth.
ANTONIA, MO
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Barnhart Woman Faces Charges In Camden County

A 19-year-old woman from Barnhart is facing numerous charges following an arrest by the Highway Patrol around midnight this morning. Officials report that Clarissa Escoffier was taken into custody for failing to maintain insurance, not wearing her seatbelt and having a misdemeanor warrant in Camden County for failing to appear for a Marijuana charge.
BARNHART, MO
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Grand jury declines to charge driver in crash that killed MoDOT workers

A grand jury has decided against charging Stanley McFadden of Hillsboro for crashing into a road work zone in St. Louis County late last year, leaving two Missouri Department of Transportation employees dead and another one seriously injured, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell announced today, June 30. Tonya...
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Firecracker Festival roars back to life

The annual Twin City Firecracker Festival made a solid comeback last weekend. After being canceled in 2020 and largely rained out in 2021, this year’s festival – the 33rd – drew near-record crowds to Larry G. Crites Memorial Park in Festus, said Barb Lowry, the city’s recreation and tourism director.
FESTUS, MO
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County Council denies plans for Imperial apartments

A large crowd of people who attended Jefferson County Council’s June 13 meeting went away happy. The council voted 5-1 to deny a rezoning application for an apartment complex proposed to be built at 515 Barbagallo Drive near Seckman and Old Lemay Ferry roads in Imperial. About 80 people,...
IMPERIAL, MO
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Roy E. Mason – Services 7/2/22 At 11 A.M.

Roy E. Mason of Ironton died Wednesday at the age of 96. Services are Saturday morning at 11 at Bryson Funeral Home in Pilot Knob. Interment is at The Baptist Home Cemetery. Visitation for Roy Mason is Saturday morning at 10 at Bryson Funeral Home in Pilot Knob.
IRONTON, MO
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Richard Gebhardt, Jr. – Service 7/9/22 At 2 P.M.

Richard Gebhardt, Jr. of Bonne Terre died June 26th at the age of 38. The funeral service is Saturday afternoon, July 9th at 2 at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Desloge. Visitation for Richard Gebhardt, Jr. is Saturday afternoon, July 9th at noon at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Desloge.
BONNE TERRE, MO
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