Month: March 2017

Governor signs bill against illegal use of herbicides that damages another’s crops

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri- Today Governor Greitens signed HB 662 into law today, the statute penalizes of up to $10,000 in the case applied herbicide comes into contact with another person’s property and causes damage. According to the governor’s office, if the person is deemed a chronic violator, the Department of Agriculture can assess a civil penalty of up to $25,000 for each violation. “We’re fighting for our farmers and ranchers to protect our state’s #1 industry. Farming is a tough business, and the strong people who feed Missouri families need to be supported. In Southeast Missouri, crops were ruined, farms were...

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Gov. Greitens Appoints Thomas Clark, II as Circuit Judge for St. Louis City

Gov. Eric Greitens has appointed Thomas C. Clark, II, of St. Louis, as Circuit Court Judge for the 22nd Judicial Circuit, which covers St. Louis City. The position became vacant through the retirement of the Honorable Thomas J. Frawley. Judge Clark has been an Associate Circuit Court Judge for St. Louis since 2006. Prior to his appointment to the Associate Circuit Court, Judge Clark was an assistant circuit attorney for the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office.  He obtained his law degree from Saint Louis University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas. He also holds a master’s degree in public...

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Investigation underway after substitute allegedly makes sexual comments to Maplecrest students

LEBANON, Missouri- On Tuesday. the Lebanon Police Department says they were notified a substitute teacher had made inappropriate comments to several students while teaching at Maplecrest Elementary School. myozarksonline.com reports the teacher was removed from campus after the instructor had made sexual comments. The school serves 2-3rd graders The Division of Family Services and Lebanon Police are investigating the alleged incident that seems to stem from the complaints from two girls. Parents of the children in the classroom where this is said to have taken place were notified by the school: Dear Parents, There was an incident yesterday involving a substitute in your child’s classroom. The substitute said some inappropriate remarks. The students, being uncomfortable, went and told another teacher about it. That teacher notified the office immediately and the substitute was immediately called to the office and sent home. Substitute teachers are employees of Penmac and they were notified immediately of the incident. The substitute will no longer work in Lebanon R-3 Schools and has also been relieved of his job with Penmac to substitute for them in other districts. We take the safety of our students as our number one priority and are sorry that they had to listen to inappropriate remarks. As always, please contact us if you have any questions. Shonna Wall Teacher Bryan Campbell Principal  ...

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VIDEO: Atlanta bridge collapses during rush-hour traffic

ATLANTA, Georgia- A massive blaze underneath Interstate-85 in Atlanta, Georgia, has engulfed and destroyed a portion of the highway and left cars stuck both north and southbound. I-85 northbound collapsed at Piedmont Road after less than an hour of the flames being reported. After the collapse, around 7:30pm EST, Sgt. Cortez Stafford of the Atlanta Fire Department told Fox 5 Atlanta the fire was being “contained” and that no firefighters were injured.       I want to personally thank all of the firefighters for their work today. Atlanta thanks you! #85Fire #PrayersUp 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/A4LWpoibGz — Nefertiti Jáquez (@NefertitiWSB) March...

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Lebanon teen driver injured in rural highway crash

LACLEDE COUNTY, Missouri- A Lebanon teenager was hurt in crash Thursday night on TT Highway southeast of Evergreen. Tori Baker 17, was transported to Lebanon Mercy Hospital by ambulance for treatment of moderate injuries. She was wearing a safety belt at the time of the single-vehicle crash. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says traveled of the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. The Mitsubishi Galant was totaled. Trooper Ice responded at 8:19 p.m.  ...

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