Men From Bixby in Court
(Iron County, MO) Two men from Bixby, 48 year old Jeffery Preston Asher and 25 year old Lorenzo McGee, will have their preliminary hearings in Iron County Court Thursday, June 1st. The pair are in custody on first degree murder and armed criminal action charges in connection to the shooting death of 51 year old Donald Ray Barton. Barton was found shot and lying in the middle of Neals Creek Road March 27th. The crime scene is a few miles from the Bixby General Store. Motorists found Barton's body lying in the middle of the gravel road, with a gunshot wound to the stomach just southeast of the Pump Cemetery. Barton was flown to Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan however he was pronounced dead by Hospital staff. McGee and Asher could receive life in prison with the possibility of the death penalty.
Iron County Tuesday Crash
(Iron County, MO) Four people are recovering from injuries after a two vehicle crash in Iron County Tuesday evening. According to reports from the Highway Patrol a car driven north on Highway N, a mile north of Middlebrook, by 19 year old Willie B. Carter of Ironton, crossed over the centerline at about 6:40 pm and crashed head on into a pick up driven south by 59 year old Allan R. Ketcherside of Bismarck. Carter was moderately injured while Ketcherside received serious injuries. A passenger in Carter's car, 23 year old Phoenix D. Dover of Farmington received moderate injuries, and a passenger in Ketcherside's pick up, 42 year old Erin L. DeClue of Bismarck was seriously injured. Carter and Dover were transported to Parkland Health Center South at Farmington while Ketcherside and DeClue were flown to Mercy Hospital South at St. Louis. Carter was the only one wearing a seat belt during the crash.
Guinevere Rose West
Ryan and Tara West of Farmington, MO announce the birth of their daughter, Guinevere Rose at 1:36 pm on Monday, May 8th, 2023, at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital in Ste. Genevieve, MO. She weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces and was 19 inches long. Guinevere was welcomed home by her...
Water Project Will Improve Water Quality
(Bonne Terre, MO) Bonne Terre City Officials are extending the waterline project from Division and School Streets, to Norwine Street, after a new company was selected to work on the project. The City Administrator of Bonne Terre, Shawn Kay, says old lines throughout the city are easily damaged and can cause harmful conditions for customers so they want to repair as many as possible as soon as they can.
Carthage Celebration Honors Officer Lane Burns
(Carthage, MO) A celebration to honor Bonne Terre Officer Lane Burns will be held in his home town of Carthage this weekend. Burns was killed in the line of duty while he and his partner, Officer Garrett Worley, were answering a disturbance call at a Bonne Terre Motel in March of 2022. Bonne Terre Police Chief, Doug Calvert, says Burns and Worley, are the kind of officers the department, and the community, can be proud of.
Potosi Schools Summer Project
(Potosi, MO) A summer renovation HVAC project is underway in the Potosi School District. The Superintendent of Potosi Schools, Alex McCaul, says the heating and cooling system at the high school campus round building, was due for an overhaul.
Two semi trucks crash, briefly closing I-270 in Madison County
Westbound 270 is completely closed past the 70 split in Madison County. A semi-truck has rolled over. Drivers are being sent off to I-55 from 270, but you’re asked completely to avoid the area if possible.
BIG Deals Memorial Day Sale
(Park Hills, MO) Celebrate Memorial Day with KFMO and BIG Deals. All weekend you'll get an additional 15% off your Parkland BIG Deals order now through Monday and no code is necessary. Visit our website, kfmo.com, and find discounted certificates for Branson shows, lawn and home improvement, restaurants and food, portable buildings, jewelry, automotive, and much more. Check out the Parkland BIG Deals store at kfmo.com or b104fm.com and click on the BIG Deals logo for savings.
Missouri State Highway Patrol reports
JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released its latest report of arrests. 26-year-old Kelsey R. Irwin of Ste. Genevieve at 2:02 p.m. Monday in Ste. Genevieve County on a patrol charge of DWI. She was released.
Motorcyclist dies in overnight crash in St. Francois County
ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, Mo. – A man from Bismarck, Missouri, died overnight after crashing his motorcycle in rural St. Francois County. According to a report filed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 1:25 a.m. on Route NN, approximately one mile west of Highway 221. Dustin...
Madison County Wednesday Traffic Crash
(Madison County, MO) A teenager from Fredericktown, 18 year old Heath D. St. Clair, is recovering from moderate injuries after a one car accident in Madison County Wednesday afternoon. Highway Patrol reports show the wreck took place at 3:30 as the car was being driven west on Madison County Road 208, 7 miles east of Fredericktown, by a 17 year old female juvenile from Doe Run. The accident took place as the car ran off the right side of the road, crashed into a ditch, and rolled over. The driver received minor injuries. St. Clair and the female juvenile were taken to Madison Medical Center in Fredericktown.
The History of Memorial Day
(Centerville) You think you may know all about Memorial Day but do you know the full history of how this special day came about in the United States?. Randy Tolliver is the V.F.W. District 8 representative and the quartermaster of V.F.W. Post 6660 in Reynolds County. He says the Memorial...
Midwest Veterans Memorial Service
Williams says there will be a short service at 9 am, and another at noon, to honor all veterans and families. , a short film from the National Vietnam memorial in Perryville, a message from the Commanding general of the Air Force about Veterans, and other short films to remember our veterans, families and their service to us all will also be presented. Taps will be played at the services at 9 and noon as well as Patriotic music all day long. Midwest Veterans Outreach and Store is located at 102A Strauss Drive in Park Hills.
Camp Hope Gets Grant From Elks
(Farmington, MO) Executives with Camp Hope in Farmington will receive a grant from the Mineral Area Elks after the Elks were given authorization of grant money for the local organization. Mineral Area Elk, Roland Seal, says this is the second year Camp Hope will receive funding.
Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s report
STE. GENEVIEVE – The Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office has released its latest report of arrests and incidents for the week ending May 19. Arrested Person: 3 (The individuals listed below have been formally charged all other individuals cannot be listed at this time) Alarm Activation: 4. Assault:
VFW Memorial Day Service Schedule
Farmington VFW Post 5896, the Farmington American Legion Post 416, and Farmington High School's JROTC group will spend Memorial Day honoring our fallen comrades Monday. The list of cemeteries and other locations the groups will visit this year include the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Farmington at 6:45 am, the Lutheran Cemetery off HHighway 32 at 7, and Hillview Memorial Gardens on Westmeyer Road at 7:15. Stops will also be made at the Copenhagen cemetery at 7:30, William Murphy at 7:45, the Knights of Pythias at 8 o'clock, New Calvary at 8, and the Masonic Cemetery and Old Calvary cemeteries on South Henry at 8 and 8:25 am.
Tax Commission Looks at Reynolds County
(Reynolds County, MO) Missouri State Tax Commissioners are asking Reynolds County Assessor, Rick Parker, to respond to the organization's request to have a discussion with him on his reported refusal to raise residential assessments for 2023. In a letter to Parker from tax commission members, dated May 19th, commissioners say the 2021 Reynolds Residential Sales Study shows residential values in the county are below market value. The letter goes on to say if an agreement is not reached concerning the Residential Memorandum of Understanding, between the commission and the county, the county's state cost share monies could be in jeopardy. It also states if an agreement cannot be reached by June 15th the commission may withhold the Reynolds County quarterly reimbursement monies until progress can be made towards fair market value to residential assessments. Stay tuned for more information on this developing story from KFMO B104 News.
Enter Sauces and Shows Hot Dog Contest
According to Coleman the Hot Dog Eating contest takes place Saturday June 24th during Sauces and Shows. Check in is at the main stage in downtown Park Hills at 12:30 pm. The contest begins at 1 o'clock. Coleman adds there is a $25 entry fee to sign up for the contest. More information can be found at phlcoc.net.
Biggest Queen's Royal Racing Event Ever
(St. Francois County, MO) Organizers with the St. Francois County Raceway are moving this year's Queen's Royal event from the Fall to the weekend of June 2nd and 3rd. Organizer, Katy Schroer, says this year's event will be bigger than before lasting two days instead of one.
The Mountain Music Festival Was A Success in Ironton, MO
Located in the beautiful Arcadia Valley, this weekend was the famous Mountain Music Festival featuring the best of country and bluegrass music from all over. A tradition in the small town of Ironton, Missouri, this festival celebrates the cultural influence of country music in the area. It's also an opportunity for local artists and businesses to show off their wares and services.
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