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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.

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.

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...

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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Imperial man dies in Jefferson County Jail

An Imperial man was found dead Wednesday night, June 29, in a cell at the Jefferson County Jail in Hillsboro, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident, Sheriff Dave Marshak said. Korey L. LeGrand, 32, was alone in a cell when a corrections officer found him...
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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.

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...

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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Union FFA completes more projects

Summer break might be here, but the Union FFA Chapter is not slowing down. Union FFA completed its portion of Operation Clean Stream, one of the largest river restoration projects in the United States, on the Bourbeuse River. Ten students helped clean the river on a one-day float trip June 17. The Union FFA members participated in the event from upstream of Massey Ford to Koko Beach.

Greitens Doubles Down by Handing Out ‘RINO Hunting Permit’ Stickers

Eric Greitens, the onetime governor of Missouri and current Senate hopeful, handed out stickers at a campaign event in Arnold on Monday night that read: “RINO Hunting Permit,” “No Bagging Limit. No Tagging Limit,” and “Expires: When We Save America.” A former Navy SEAL whose platform hinges on opposing so-called “Republicans in name only,” Greitens attracted bipartisan criticism with a controversial campaign ad released last week featuring him armed with a shotgun. “Join the MAGA crew. Get a RINO hunting permit,” he proclaims to the camera. Rep. Billy Long (R-MO), who is running against Greitens, called the spot “beyond the pale.” Greitens has largely ignored the widespread condemnation as he does a “No MO RINOs” tour of the state, as he called it in an Instagram caption. He told reporters at Monday night’s event that “hunting” was “a metaphor,” according to KCUR. Greitens’ office did not respond to The Daily Beast’s request for comment before publication.

March protesting abortion ruling to be held in Twin Cities

A women’s march protesting the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe v Wade will be held on Independence Day in the Twin City area. The .8-mile-long march will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, July 4, at the Festus Library and proceed east, ending at the Twin City Little League Fields on the east side of Hwy. 67.

Crystal City hiring for different positions

(Crystal City) The City of Crystal City has been working a bit shorthanded for several weeks. City Administrator Jason Eisenbeis says they have several openings they are looking to fill in a variety of positions. Those interested can apply at Crystal City City Hall at 130 Mississippi Avenue. Also, the...