Month: November 2016

Troopers honored by DPS for heroics in saving lives on Niangua River

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri- Sergeant Jason Glendenning, and Trooper Tyler Zimmerman, Missouri State Highway Patrol, have been selected as the December 2016 Employees of the Month for the Department of Public Safety. Both serve in Troop I, headquartered in Rolla.  Sgt. Glendenning and Tpr. Zimmerman were chosen as the Employees of the Month because of their heroic actions on the waterways of the Niangua River in July, 2016. Sgt. Glendenning and Tpr. Zimmerman deployed their jet boat proactively searching for trouble areas after a recent flooding event. Within four miles on the river, they located an area where the river flow...

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Dolly Parton issues special statement on wildfires near her Dollywood resort

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee- Wildfires in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains continue to affect several areas of Sevier County including Dollywood. In a special message Dolly Parton said, “I have been watching the terrible fires in the Great Smoky Mountains and I am heartbroken. I am praying for all the families affected by the fire and the firefighters who are working so hard to keep everyone safe. It is a blessing that my Dollywood theme park, the DreamMore Resort and so many businesses in Pigeon Forge have been spared.” An assessment this morning revealed no damage to the...

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16 story hotel among losses in Tennessee wildfires

GATLINBURG, Tennessee- The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency has released new information on a raging Sevier County wildfire. -4 people badly burned -Westgate Resorts is likely entirely gone (more than 100 buildings) -Black Bear Falls has likely lost every single cabin -Ober Gatlinburg has survived despite reports the owners say. Dangerous wildfires are still having an impact in Sevier County as local officials ordered evacuations for downtown Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and other parts of the county. Fire crews are still battling blazes in Sevier County as a heavy layer of smoke settles in many areas of the county. The Tennessee...

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10,000 animals left behind as Tennessee wildfires near Ripley’s Aquarium

GATLINBURG, Tennessee –  KSDK reports Tennessee Ripley Attractions General Manager Ryan DeSear said he wasn’t sure if flames reached Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. DeSear said the aquarium’s live web camera was still active, and the building was still standing. “As long as we have fuel in our generators, that aquarium can run on its own,” DeSear said. DeSear said a “raging fire” was about 50 yards away from the aquarium when workers were evacuated on Monday night. Workers at the aquarium were evacuated mostly due to smoke, according to DeSear. Fire has engulfed at least 30 structures in Gatlinburg late Monday, and one...

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RiverWood Resort Cyber Monday Sale Use the code (MissouriNetwork)

Today Only! Biggest Discount of the YEAR! Make your reservations while they last! Call (417) 532-2878 Use the code (MissouriNetwork) RiverWood Resort has been developed to provide a relaxing and private access to the Niangua River for our guests. We are located one mile downstream from Bennett Spring State Park in Missouri’s White Ribbon Trout waters (that means our waters hold trout year around). Our record so far this year was over 25 trout caught and released in one day in our waters. We welcome you whether you fly-fish, spincast or just enjoy the river. We also have a...

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