29th Annual Route 66 Summerfest fest kicks off Friday night
You can travel back in time this weekend at Rolla’s 29th Annual Route 66 Summerfest. The event kicks off Friday at 4 p.m. at the St. James Visitor Center with a chrome procession traveling the Mother Road to Rolla. The night includes a scholarship pageant, a drummer’s competition, and a showing of the 2022 animated film, “The Bad Guys”, shown under the stars.
Injuries reported in dump truck crash
Injuries were reported Wednesday, May 31, resulting from a one-vehicle crash that occurred on State Route BB 3.5 miles north of Richland, according to an online report of Troop I of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. A 2017 International Dump Truck, driven by Caleb D. Cook, 26, of Rolla, was...
Patrol: Phelps County woman among 10 killed in Memorial Day weekend crashes
A woman from St. James was one of 10 people who died in crashes on Missouri highways over the Memorial Day weekend. The post Patrol: Phelps County woman among 10 killed in Memorial Day weekend crashes appeared first on ABC17NEWS.
Third Arrest in Cuba Hood Park Homicide
(Cuba) A third person was arrested Tuesday in connection to a Crawford County murder. A joint news release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Cuba Police Department says the arrest is in relation to the February 1st, 2023 murder of 34-year-old Mister Z. Halferty of Union. Back on...
It's illegal to wrestle bears in Missouri, police warn after multiple sightings
The next time you think about taking on a bear in the squared circle, police in Missouri are reminding you that it's illegal to wrestle them. The Salem Police Department said they received phone calls Tuesday morning about a black bear near Rolla Road. The town is located about 130 miles northeast of Springfield, Missouri.
Fort Leonard Wood service members, civilians honor the fallen at Memorial Day events across Missouri
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (June 1, 2023) — Fort Leonard Wood service members and civilians paused for reflection on Monday at Memorial Day events across Missouri, where they honored those who gave their lives in defense of the country. At Missouri Veterans Cemetery – Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri Lt....
Branson Man Arrested For Crawford County Murder
(KTTS News) — A man from Branson is one of three men charged with the shooting death of a man at a park in Cuba, Missouri. 22-year-old Maurice Williams is in the Crawford County Jail on first-degree murder charges. He and two others are charged with shooting Mister Z....
More than 900 workers at EDP Enterprises to be laid off
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (KMIZ) More than 900 workers for EDP Enterprises in Fort Leonard Wood are getting laid off, according to a letter by EDP addressed to the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development. EDP Enterprises was told by the state on May 15 that its contract was ending as the food The post More than 900 workers at EDP Enterprises to be laid off appeared first on ABC17NEWS.
Murder Suspect Still At-Large
One of three people charged in the Feb. 1 murder of a Union man at Cuba’s Hood Park is still at-large. Daeshawn Brandon, born 2001, had a warrant issued for his arrest March 29. Law enforcement has yet to bring Brandon in, while two other men charged in the...
More than 900 food service employees prepare for layoffs at Fort Leonard Wood
Almost 1,000 food service workers at Fort Leonard Wood are losing their jobs. EDP Enterprises, Inc. that provides food service at the base announced last Tuesday that the state had terminated its subcontact as the food service provider at Fort Leonard Wood. EDP Enterprises states it was notified by the...
Where does the revenue from Missouri marijuana sales and license fees go?
Since Missouri’s marijuana sales began in 2019, the state has collected nearly $100 million in revenue from taxes and program fees, according to state authorities. Etched in the state’s constitution is a road map for where the revenue can go. The first stop is operational costs. By law, any expense it takes to run both […] The post Where does the revenue from Missouri marijuana sales and license fees go? appeared first on Missouri Independent.
What a waste of money
I am a disabled citizen of Leasburg. I don’t receive much in benefits from the state to go around the Intersection of Route 66 and Highway H. It’s been a concern of mine for years. It’s an emergency route for I-44 traffic. They place six officers there...
Police monitoring bear encounter in Salem, Mo.
SALEM, Mo. (KY3) - The Salem (Mo.) Police Department is closely monitoring a situation regarding a bear. Police say the bear was last seen heading north, out of Salem, near Rolla Road. Several residents witnessed the bear. Police remind you if you encounter a bear to notify the police. Never...
Missouri Police Warn Citizens to Please Not Wrestle a Bear
There are two interesting pieces of information to share with you. 1. A black bear was spotted near Salem, Missouri. 2. The police are advising that citizens not wrestle it. Both of those statements are remarkably true. Whoever is in charge of the Salem, Missouri Police Department Facebook page deserves...
Woman killed after being thrown from a dune buggy in Phelps County
PHELPS COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) - A woman from St. James, Missouri, died Sunday after a dune buggy crash. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, the crash happened around 3:409 on County Road 1140, west of County Road 1090. The crash happened when a 49-year-old man and 42-year-old...
Woman killed, 5-year-old cyclist flown to hospital after Mid-Missouri crashes
A woman was killed and a 5-year-old bicyclist flown to a hospital in separate crashes Sunday in Mid-Missouri. The post Woman killed, 5-year-old cyclist flown to hospital after Mid-Missouri crashes appeared first on ABC17NEWS.
One killed, two badly hurt in Sunday crashes in Mid-Missouri
Three crashes killed one person and sent two others to hospitals with serious injuries on Sunday in Mid-Missouri, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reports. The post One killed, two badly hurt in Sunday crashes in Mid-Missouri appeared first on ABC17NEWS.
It has been a particularly brutal 48 hours for serious traffic injuries in this part of the state
It has been a particularly brutal 48-hours for serious traffic injuries in this part of the state. At 55-minutes after midnight this morning, a Tuscumbia man and a teenager sustained serious injuries when a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500, driven by 50-year-old Lester D. Boyer, ran off Midway Road in Miller County about half a mile from South Outer Road 54. The truck struck a rock and came to rest on its left side.
There will be a change in food service providers next month for military personnel at Fort Leonard Wood
There will be a change in food service providers next month for military personnel at Fort Leonard Wood. The current provider, EDP Enterprises, was notified on May 15th that its contract would be terminated by the State of Missouri at the close of business on June 14th. EDP employs 948 food service workers, many of whom are represented by the National Association of Government Employees union. However, a representative of Blackstone Consulting in Los Angeles, California, reports that the company he represents will be the next service provider at Fort Leonard Wood and that company plans to keep all the current food service workers. In its mission statement, Blackstone Consulting says it will follow the Army’s dining facility nutrition labeling education Go For Green program. Go For Green is a nutritional recognition labeling system providing the Soldiers with a quick assessment of the nutritional value of menu offerings and food products in the dining facility. Food items labeled green are recommended for eating often, amber for eating occasionally, and red for eating rarely. Blackstone Consulting takes over from EDP on June 15th.
Third Suspect In Murder Of Union Man Arrested
The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Tuesday that the third and final suspect in the Feb. 1 murder of Mister Zombie Halferty, 34, Union, has been arrested. Halferty was shot and killed at Hood Park in Cuba. Daeshawn L. Brandon, 22, St. Louis, is in custody at the Crawford County...
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