Month: March 2017

Popular local family musicians announce new project “Dawson Hollow”

LEBANON, Missouri – Link Union, a popular local gospel group, comprised of the family by the same name has announced a new musical project called ‘Dawson Hollow.’ A kickstarter concert will be held tomorrow at at Heritage Baptist Church. “The Link family kids have been writing and pursuing their own original music under the radar for the past couple of years, and now the time has finally come for us kids to record and publish an original album. DAWSON HOLLOW is our new adventure, and we hope that you will join us in launching this new band and creating music...

Read More

Police, restaurant help confused and distressed elderly traveler

OSAGE BEACH, Missouri- Local police and a restaurant came to the aid of an elderly traveler until her family could arrive. Several weeks ago Osage Beach  officers were dispatched to a call of a wrong way driver on the parkway near Hwy 42, police say. Officer Haycook found the vehicle and determined the driver was an older female who was confused and traveling from Fulton to Springfield. Officer Light got in touch with  her family in Springfield and after being medically cleared by ambulance staff, it was decided to have her wait for her loved ones at Dierbergs’ Restaurant. “Once at the...

Read More

AG Hawley Announces St. Francois County Medicaid Fraud Conviction

On March 23, 2017, a St. Francois County jury found Christina Halter, 52, guilty of one count of Medicaid Fraud, two counts of financial exploitation, one count of obstructing a Medicaid Fraud investigation, one count of failing to file an income tax return, one count of failing to pay income tax, and one count of attempting to evade income tax liability. The jury recommended a sentence for Christina Halter of 89 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. Following Christina Halter’s conviction, on March 28, 2017, Donald Halter, 56, pled guilty in St. Francois County Circuit Court to the...

Read More

Truck driver at fault in accident killing 13 seniors returning from church retreat

CONCAN, Texas- SBG San Antonio reports the Department of Public Safety and Bexar County Medical examiner confirmed 13 people died and 2 were injured in a head-on collision near Garner State Park on Wednesday afternoon. The accident happened around 12 p.m. off Highway 83 North when a bus carrying seniors from the First Baptist church in New Braunfels collided with a heavy-duty pick-up truck. The bus was carrying 14 members of the church while the truck was occupied by one person. Authorities said the driver of the truck is at fault in the accident that killed 13 members of the church. Three people survived the initial impact and were Airlifted to University Hospital — one of the three survivors ultimately succumbed to their injuries at 2:25 p.m., bringing the death toll to 13. BARRETT, MURRAY WILLIAM, 67 of NEW BRAUNFELS. ALLEN, HOWARD BRYAN, 81, of NEW BRAUNFELS ALLEN, RHONDA BARLOW, 61, of NEW BRAUNFELS BARBER, HAROLD BOYD, 87, of NEW BRAUNFELS BARBER, MARGARET ROBINSON, 82, of NEW BRAUNFELS MOORE, CRISTIE CLARE, 68, of CIBOLO, TX HAWKINS, DONNA ELIZABETH, 69, OF SCHERTZ, TX BANKS, AVIS SCHOLL, 83, of AUSTIN ROSAMOND, MILDRED GOODLETT, 87, of NEW BRAUNFELS SCHMELTEKOPF, ADDIE MAURINE, 84, of NEW BRAUNFELS (DIED AT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL IN SAN ANTONIO) TYSDAL, SUE WYNN, 76, of NEW BRAUNFELS WALKER, MARTHA HOLCOMB, 84, of NEW BRAUNFELS VULLIET, DOROTHY FERN,84, of NEW BRAUNFELS...

Read More

MoDOT encourages agricultural donations to states stricken by wildfire, waives permit fees

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri  – A continuing need for agricultural assistance in neighboring states struck by wildfires prompted the Missouri Department of Transportation, at the request of Gov. Eric Greitens and in consultation with the Missouri Department of Agriculture, to extend the availability of special oversize load permits. In addition, MoDOT is temporarily suspending the need for trip and fuel tax permit for those hauling hay, fencing and other materials in order to streamline relief efforts. Oversize permits are required of loads exceeding 8’6” in width. A special oversize permit, available now through May 8, 2017, for overwide loads of...

Read More