Month: December 2016

Motorcyclist from Dixon killed on North Hwy 5 after road rage incident

LACLEDE COUNTY, Missouri- The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a motorcyclist from Dixon was killed on Highway 5 north of Lebanon on December 30th. Troopers identified the victim as 33 year-old Cole R. Jones. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by Laclede County Assistant Coroner Mike Noyes. Jones was taken to Holman Howe Funeral Home in Lebanon. An amended patrol reports says the crash resulted from a road rage incident. Troopers allege that Alexander Reed, 22, from Ridgedale Missouri slammed on his brakes which caused  Jones to strike the rear of his vehicle. Jones  then went off the right side of...

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MSHP commissions 39 new state troopers, awards also presented

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri-  Retiring Colonel J. Bret Johnson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces 39 troopers graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy , Friday, December 30, 2016. The ceremony took place at 10 a.m. in the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy gymnasium. The 103rd Recruit Class reported to the Academy on July 5, 2016. The new troopers report for duty in their assigned troops on January 17, 2017. Governor Jay Nixon provided the keynote address during the graduation ceremony. Department of Public Safety Director Lane Roberts and Colonel J. Bret Johnson also addressed the class. The Honorable Edward...

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Missouri Governor-elect (and former Navy SEAL) shows parents how to raise resilient, mentally tough kids

ST. LOUIS, Missouri- Missouri Governor-elect and former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens recently shared his tips for raising children to be more resilient. Greitens explains resilience is not about bouncing back but instead moving through bad situations and realizing it’s part of a process of risk-taking. He posted his tips for increasing mental toughness in children on the site on Task and Purpose (a site for members of the U.S. military) and Fatherly. 1. Set a great example: Like any self-improvement program, increasing resiliency requires demonstrating a commitment. And if you hope to inspire others, such as your children, it’s doubly important. “To paraphrase Ralph...

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“The only good cop is a dead cop,” said man who gunned down PA trooper

JUANITA TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania- CentreDaily reports that Suspected cop killer Jason Robison is still at large and considered dangerous, according to police. Authorities said Trooper Landon Weaver was shot and killed by Robison at about 6:30 p.m. Friday when the officer investigated a “domestic-related incident” at a home on Bakers Hollow Road in Juniata Township in Huntingdon County. The area where the shooting occurred has been closed off while police officers search for Robison, the report said. Robison made his feelings toward law enforcement known on his Facebook page less than two weeks before the killing.  “The only good cop is...

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Lebanon baseball camp raises $1875 for the Woodcock family

LEBANON, Missouri- The Lebanon Area Baseball Academy says they have raised  $1875 for the Woodcock Family with a Christmas break baseball camp, but soon expects the amount to reach $2,000. The organisation says they made several college baseball players available to local youth for the one day camp on Thursday at the old Jr. High fieldhouse. They say the players were going to use the proceeds from the already scheduled camp to fund a mission trip to Cuba, but in light of the December 16th I-44 tragedy which ultimately claimed the life of 12 year-old Samantha Woodcock, they wanted to help the...

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