Month: March 2018

Impersonator who allegedly killed off-duty Kentucky cop dead after encounter with officers

HOPKINSVILLE, Kentucky- The Kentucky State Police was notified by law enforcement in Tennessee that James K. Decoursey is no longer a threat to the public. The agency says he was located in Clarksville, Tennessee where he had a brief encounter with law enforcement. Mr. Decoursey was shot and died from his injuries. Troopers say they were alerted to the shooting involving an off-duty Hopkinsville police officer at approximately 5:10 P.M. Thursday. The officer was transported to Jenny Stuart Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. Officer Meacham was off duty in his personal vehicle when he was stopped...

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MSHP releases boat wake courtesy video

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri- Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, says she invites the public to view the new “Be Aware Of Your Wake” video located on the Patrol’s website. Members of the Highway Patrol and Kalkomey Enterprises Inc. developed this five-minute video, which focuses on the importance of being aware of and courteous with your boat wake. “The combination of boaters being aware of the wake they are creating, and boat operators using caution if they encounter large wakes will help reduce the number of injuries we see on our larger waterways,” said Colonel Karsten. “When large boat wakes cannot be avoided, boaters should slow down and approach the wakes at a 45-degree angle to navigate those wakes safely. Alerting passengers to potential rough water is important as well. Doing so allows passengers to brace themselves properly which helps prevent injury.” Every boating season, numerous injuries occur as boaters attempt to navigate large wakes. Large wakes may damage property, such as boat docks, in addition to causing excessive shoreline erosion. Please be a courteous boater and watch your wake, particularly when operating near docks or the shoreline. Help troopers make Missouri’s lakes and rivers safer for everyone. Share the water, share the fun, and always wear your lifejacket. The “Be Aware Of Your Wake” video can be found on the agency’s Water Patrol Division...

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Democrat candidate upset by immigration raid on local restaurant

“I’m concerned for the children of these affable, hard working, tax paying folks who filled a necessary niche in our community and provided diversity and literal flavor to our town.” LEBANON, Missouri- Joe Poor, the Democrat candidate for Missouri Senate District 28 is upset about a raid of the El Charro restaurant that was conducted by ICE agents on Thursday. Sources say enough staff members were taken into custody that it forced a shutdown of the longtime Lebanon establishment. He posted the following to Facebook: “I am angry and concerned tonight. I’m angry because a group of folks went...

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Record setting 3,132 student archers competed at MoNASP state tournament

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The tenth annual Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP) state tournament held March 23-24 in Branson drew 3,132 student archers in grades 4-12 from a record setting 140 schools across the state. Winning teams and individuals, along with other teams and individuals who had qualifying scores, will go on to compete in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) tournament in Louisville, Ky., on May 10-12. MDC’s Education Outreach Coordinator Eric Edwards, who coordinates MoNASP, said this year’s tournament was the largest one ever. “To put the size of the state tournament...

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AG Hawley Announces Annual Statistics of Missouri One Call Enforcement

Jefferson City, Mo.  – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced the 2017 results of enforcement of the Missouri Underground Facility Safety and Damage Prevention Act, also known as the Missouri One Call Law. This law requires excavators to call a notification center, Missouri One Call System, Inc., before commencing a dig in the state. The law also requires owners of underground pipelines and infrastructure in the excavation area to mark their facilities within two working days. The Attorney General’s Office is tasked with enforcing this law, which protects the general public, workers’ safety, and the state’s buried infrastructure....

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