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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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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,...

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 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...

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.

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.
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Developer pursues ‘glamping’ permit for Augusta campground project

Glamping — camping with a glamorous flair — may soon join the list of things to do when visiting the Augusta area. Augusta Glamping LLC is requesting a conditional use permit to put six high-end tents on 27 acres at 5551 S. Highway 94, according to St. Charles County Director of Communications Mary Enger. The potential future “glampsite” is the northeast corner of Nahm Road and Highway 94 outside Augusta.
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Freshman Legion Baseball — Washington Post 218 at Pacific Post 320

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Ameren workers shocked while restoring power in South County

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV) - Two workers were evaluated after they were reportedly shocked at an Ameren substation in Crestwood. This happened at the substation in the 8600 block of Sappington Road around 11:35 p.m. Wednesday. The two workers were working to restore power in the area when they were shocked. Roughly, 2,000 homes were without power at the time.
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New Melle Festival 2022 Baby Contest Winners

The New Melle Festival Baby Contest was held on Saturday, June 11. Thank you to Ages and Stages Learning Center and Megan Stevener with EXP Realty for the sponsorship. A special thanks to the judges and the New Melle Queen Candidates for emceeing the contest. The first-place winners in each category received a gift certificate from Catala Facial Retreat and Boutique in New Melle. This year’s winners were:
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Maggie Molitor Crowned the 2022 Festival Queen

The 69th Annual New Melle Queen Pageant was held Friday, June 10, during the New Melle Festival. Maggie Molitor was crowned the 2022 New Melle Festival Queen and was also chosen as Miss Congeniality; First Alternate was Briana Welge and Second Alternate was Calais Smith. Each year, judges select a...

Jury deliberates in Dawan Ferguson murder trial

CLAYTON, Mo. — Monica Mitchell’s ex-husband Dawan Ferguson has been charged with sexually assaulting two of her relatives. So, when she walked in a courtroom Thursday to testify for his defense in a murder trial involving his 9-year-old son, the judge warned him of the risk. “Should she...

Festus Police preparing for what should be a busy holiday weekend

(Festus) The 4th of July holiday weekend is just about here and local fire, police and other emergency first responders are asking for everyone to play it safe and be respectful when it comes to shooting off fireworks. Festus Police Chief Tim Lewis says fireworks are only allowed to be...