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Two headed to court in unrelated arrests

A Lebanon man who allegedly took a vehicle without permission and then wrecked it, has been charged in Laclede County. 46-year-old Jimmy Lee Brown was pulled over after a Highway Patrolman was notified that the vehicle Brown was driving had left the scene of a crash on Sunday morning. The trooper spotted the damaged vehicle and pulled it over in Lebanon. Brown allegedly smelled of intoxicants and was arrested. It was later learned that he didn’t have permission to be driving the car, which had been loaned to the owner’s daughter. Brown who is classified as a persistent offender for driving while intoxicated was ticketed for DWI, driving while revoked, and leaving the scene of an accident. He is also charged in Laclede County with felony tampering with a motor vehicle. His bond hearing is set for August 22nd.
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Man ejected from car during wreck

A Conway man was injured after being thrown from his car during a crash on I-44 on Tuesday afternoon. According to the Highway Patrol, 37-year-old Jason Carter was traveling west, 2 miles from Marshfield, when his car hydroplaned causing him to lose control. The car then ran off the road, hit an embankment, and overturned. Carter was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the car. He was transported to Cox South Hospital for treatment after the 3:50 pm crash.
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FOUND: Missing Wright County Child Found Safe

Hartville, MO. – The Wright County Sheriff’s Office that missing juvenile, Maxwell Robbins, age 12 of Grove Spring, has been located and is safe. Robbins had been missing since August 10 from Parks Creek Road in Grove Spring.

Lebanon woman accused of child's death heads to trial next summer

A new trial date is set for a Laclede County woman arrested after a three-year-old boy dies in her care. Angela Coleman, of Lebanon, was scheduled last Friday for a jury trial to begin July 10, 2023. She’s charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child, resulting in their death.

Lebanon Youth Injured In Monday Night Accident

A 17-year-old unnamed Lebanon girl was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 9:00 last night on Missouri Drive, 2 miles north of Highway W.W. in Laclede County. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that a car driven by the juvenile ran off the right side of the road, through a fence, and down an embankment. The youth was taken to Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach with moderate injuries. She was wearing a seatbelt.
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Elevate Thrift Store commemmorates grand opening

A grand opening and ribbon cutting took place Friday for the Elevate Thrift Store in Lebanon. According to the store’s Facebook page, “Elevate Thrift Store is so much more than just another second-hand shop. This store provides hope and opportunity for our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness, poverty, or both. Elevate Thrift is one of three outreach programs of Elevate Lebanon.” Patti Brayfield of Elevate Lebanon said the new venture was introduced at the Chamber of Commerce Business luncheon Friday. Bryan Stallings, CEO and founder of Elevate Branson was the keynote speaker. For more on this story see the LCR.

One injured in wreck north of Houston

One person received moderate injuries Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash north of Houston, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Tpr. Marty Wiseman said the accident occurred when a southbound 2011 Ford Edge driven by Misty L. Mills, 50, of Independence, Ark., was stopped in traffic due to congestion and was struck in the rear by a 2009 Kia Sedona operated by Braydon K. Duryea, 24, of Republic.

Leave Wild Animals Alone

It’s the time of year when Conservation Agents across the state receive reports of abandoned or injured wild animals. Laclede County Missouri Conservation Agent Jarad Milligan says it’s best to leave wildlife alone. If you have wildlife concerns, contact a Conservation Agent in your county.

Motorcyclist serious after Highway 38 accident, patrol says

A motorcyclist sustained serious injuries Sunday afternoon in a Highway 38 crash east of Hartville, the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Adam W. Coffman, 18, of Hartville, was operating a westbound 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle, ran off the left side of the roadway and overturned. Coffman was taken by ambulance to...

Hartville Teen Seriously Injured in Motorcycle Crash

Hartville, MO. – A teenager from Hartville has been injured as a result of a Sunday evening crash. A 2002 Harley Davidson was being ridden by the 18-year-old Hartville male, traveling Westbound on MO Highway 38, when they crashed just 1 mile East of Hartville. The driver, identified as Adam Coffman, who traveled off the left side of the roadway, and overturned.

Widespread rain expected over Texas County, the region

Multiple rounds of rainfall will continue to impact the county Tuesday morning into Wednesday. Expect widespread totals of 1-3 inches, the National Weather Service said, with localized area of greater than 3 inches. Localized flooding may develop where rain moves over the same area.

In this edition: August 18, 2022

In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News:. The August Licking R-VIII School Board meeting is reviewed, as is the August Licking Board of Aldermen meeting. The MSHP reminds parents and motorists to keep safety in mind with the beginning of the school year.

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash Near Houston Saturday

Houston, MO. – A two-vehicle crash near Houston has sent three people to the hospital. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the accident occurred on Saturday, August 13 at 7:42 a.m. seven miles west of Houston on MO 38. A 2008 Ford Ranger driven by Donald Allen,...

Comedian Chad Thornsberry draws laughs from living in rural Missouri (LISTEN)

Instead of listening to music or a podcast one afternoon while I was finishing up work, I decided to try comedy and hopped on YouTube and found Chad Thornsberry on the Dry Bar Comedy channel. After a few minutes of chuckling along, I soon found myself setting work aside and watching the final half of his set and laughing hysterically. An added bonus, Chad joked about his experiences while growing up and living in Missouri. What a perfect segment for Show Me Today. Chad is performing for some teachers at a school event tonight in Conway, Missouri and later in October will be in Jefferson City. Get to know Chad and hear some of his bits in this two-part segment.

It’s community!

Between 300-400 participants at the Licking Assembly of God Back-to-School Bash had a fun time on Saturday evening. “It’s not charity, it’s community,” said Senior Pastor Paul Richardson. “We want to help give students in our school district a great school year.”. Richardson and Outreach Pastor...

Hospital receives Level III Stroke Center Designation

Texas County Memorial Hospital received their designation as a “Level III Stroke Center” hospital after a thorough review by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MDHSS) Time Critical Diagnosis Unit. The designation was first given to TCMH in 2014. Every four years the hospital goes through...