Lebanon man dies in motorcycle crash near Mansfield
A Laclede County man dies when he wrecks his motorcycle in neighboring Wright County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Brian Fox, 48, of Lebanon, was driving his bike on Highway 5 just north of Mansfield on Saturday evening when he traveled off the road and struck an embankment. The impact threw Fox from his motorcycle.
Sheriff Millsap on Burger Competition
A special event to help out a special program ended on Thursday. The Build a Better Burger competition is a burger competition where law enforcement, and first responders all create a burger, and whichever burger gets sold the most wins. The competition helps raise money for Lebanon’s Shop with a Cop program. The Laclede County Sheriff’s Department won the competition for the third straight year with their Gunsmoke Burger. Laclede County Sheriff David Millsap thinks he won thanks to one certain ingredient.
70% Tax Credits Available
December is a time when many people and businesses begin taking crucial steps to prepare for tax time. Business owners are reminded that you can offset your taxes by making a contribution to a 501C3 non-profit, or participate in a neighborhood assistance program and earn tax credits. In Laclede County there are a few organizations that have tax credits available, including The Market at Lifepoint, which is a food pantry. Becky King with The Market at Lifepoint said donors allow them to serve families and individuals…..
Community Cares Celebration set for December 7, 2023
The Lebanon Area Foundation will announce a record year during the Annual Community Cares Celebration on December 7th. Foundation Executive Director Melinda Fries encourages everyone who received an invitation to RSVP……. Fries said they will be awarding a record amount of funding to Laclede County nonprofit organizations…. My...
WIC Program Continues at the Laclede County Health Department
The Laclede County Health Department will continue to provide WIC services in 2024. The Women, Infants and Children Program is a special supplemental nutrition program for new mothers, pregnant women, infants, and children up to their 5th birthday. Tracy Legan is the Director of the WIC program in Laclede County.
Winter weather survival
Winter in the Missouri Ozarks typically brings a variety of precipitation. Sometimes it’s rain, and sometimes it’s snow or ice. At times when winter precipitation brings severe weather conditions, you could find yourself stranded in your home. Laclede County Emergency Management Director Randy Rowe says there things you can do to be prepared…
Commissioners Present Award
The Laclede County Commissioners presented an award at their meeting Tuesday. The award was presented to a Laclede County Courthouse employee. Presiding County Commissioner Randy Angst says that he was very pleased to announce Purchasing Agent Mike Cheek was given the award. In other news, Angst says the Liability Insurance...
Lebanon man sentenced to 21 years in prison for arson
LEBANON, Mo. – A Lebanon man has been sentenced to 21 years in prison after he was convicted of two counts of 2nd-degree arson and one count of 2nd-degree burglary. Rene Harvey, Jr., was charged on March 27, 2023, after he was arrested for trying to light a home on fire earlier in the month. […]
Commissioners and Sustainable Ozarks Partnership
The Laclede County Commissioners heard a report from the Sustainable Ozarks Partnership during their Tuesday Morning meeting at the Laclede County Courthouse. Presiding County Commissioner Randy Angst said that the Sustainable Ozarks is a company that comes in annually to give a report. Angst talks about the mission statement of...
Lebanon man released for murder one year ago, now facing 21 years for arson
A Laclede County man previously sentenced to life in prison for murdering a Camdenton woman is now facing additional prison time for arson. Rene Harvey, Jr., 53, of Lebanon, was convicted at 26 years old for murdering the woman in 1996. Although Harvey was sentenced to life for the murder, he was released from prison last November.
Lebanon Man Faces Numerous Charges Following Laclede County Traffic Stop
A Lebanon man faces felony charges after being arrested over the weekend by the highway patrol in Laclede County. The patrol says it happened just after 7:30 Saturday night. 35-year-old Dustin Moore is expected to be charged with possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a firearm and felony driving revoked.
Lebanon Man Sentenced For Arson, Burglary
(KTTS News) — A man from Lebanon gets 21 years in prison for setting a fire at a home in March. Court records say Rene Harvey, Jr. went to a home in Laclede County in the 37000 block of south Dawn. He asked a woman there about a trailer...
Laclede County man sentenced to 21 years for arson and burglary
LEBANON, Mo. (KY3) - A man from Lebanon was sentenced in court Monday for arson and burglary. Court records say 53-year-old Rene Harvey will serve 21 years on charges of two counts of second-degree arson and one count of second-degree burglary. In March 2023, Laclede County authorities went to a...
Christmas Shoebox provides gifts for kids in need
Once again, Hillcrest Baptist Church served as the drop off point for children’s Christmas shoeboxes for 2023 and as in the past seven years, Brian Wallace was their Drop off Team Leader. “I’ve been doing this for about 10 years now,” he shared while manning his post at the drop off point at a table in the Hillcrest Family Life Center. Individuals from throughout the area including those who come from Hartville to Stoutland as well as throughout Laclede County, come to leave their stuffed boxes, across a week-long collection effort. Brian and other volunteers, like Netti Percival are there each evening for a week in mid-November at Hillcrest to receive and pray over the boxes as they are brought in. “That’s a very important part of this,” Brian continued, “to pray over the boxes.” In the summer of 1993, a gentleman from England contacted Franklin Graham of Samaritan’s Purse asking if he would be willing to help with a ministry that involved packing shoeboxes with toys and small gifts for children in Eastern Europe, where the Balkan region was involved in deadly ethnic conflicts. Graham asked a pastor friend, the late Ross Rhoads of Calvary Church of Charlotte if he could help with the mission. Once Pastor Rhoads demonstrated to his church how to pack a shoebox, the church soon had their hallways packed with 11,000 such shoeboxes for distribution. For more on this story, see the LCR.
The Literacy Council partners with others and encourages people to participate in Giving Tuesday
Today is Giving Tuesday, a day which focuses on donating to non-profit organizations. One of the many nonprofit agencies in Laclede County is the Laclede Literacy Council. Dr Carol Barsby said it’s important for nonprofits to partner…. My Ozarks Online · Pb11282305barsby. Barsby encourages everyone to give...
Deer harvest down from last year
Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 193,669 deer during the November portion of firearms deer season, Nov. 11-21. Of the 193,669 deer harvested, 105,614 were antlered bucks, 16,081 were button bucks, and 71,974 were does. In Laclede County, 3,324 deer were harvested with 1,674 antlered bucks, 253 button bucks, and 1,397 does, according to MDC information available as of Friday morning. For more on this story, see the LCR.
Road work planned around mid-Missouri end of November, start of December
Road work planned around mid-Missouri for the end of November and start of December, per the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). Interstate70 – Bridge construction continues for the new Rocheport Bridge near mile marker 115. The project is scheduled for completion in December 2024. Callaway County. Route J –...
Drug arrest in Laclede County
A man from Marshfield is facing a felony drug charge in Laclede County following an investigation by a Laclede County Deputy. On November 16th, the deputy was patrolling on Dove Road and pulled over a vehicle that was driven by 59 year old Aaron Goin. Goin told the deputy that he was there to meet a woman about a windshield. The deputy reportedly ask for permission to search his vehicle, after which a plastic bag that contained multiple pills was located. The pills were later identified as a controlled substance. Goin is charged with delivery of a controlled substance with a bond of $25-thousand cash or surety.
Shelter from the cold
As we head into winter temperatures, the homeless population can struggle to stay warm and safe. In Laclede County, Sheriff David Millsap said there is a growing number of homeless. In Laclede County when temperatures drop to freezing there is a place for individuals to keep warm overnight…. My...