Month: July 2018

Lebanon woman killed in double fatality Camden County head-on crash

CAMDEN COUNTY, Missouri– The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports two people are dead and another individual is injured after a Wednesday morning crash on Highway 5 near Dry Hollow Road in Camden County. Cassandra (Cassie) Reed, 22, of Lebanon was declared deceased at the scene as was the passenger in the other vehicle identified as Dolores Bernard, 86, of Essexville Michigan. Reed was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.   “We are planning a Celebration of Life in honor of Cassie Reed on Friday night at 7 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church at 2400 S....

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Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper injured in shooting

WRIGHT COUNTY, Missouri- A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper was shot Wednesday morning while on duty according to authorities. The unidentified peace officer was transported by air to a Springfield hospital. Just received an update from @MSHPTrooperGHQ, our thoughts and prayers are with Trooper Rob Crewse during his recovery. https://t.co/KDaUi6eUCs — Governor Mike Parson (@GovParsonMO) July 18, 2018 Missouri Governor Mike Parson identified the trooper as Rob Crewse. There will be a news conference about the trooper-involved shooting in Wright County today. The news conference will be held at 4 p. m. at the Mansfield City Council Chambers, at...

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Marine veteran’s service dog missing after vehicle theft

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana- A Marine veteran’s service animal is missing after a vehicle theft according to authorities. :Help us out Indianapolis!! We usually post photos of our own canines, but this little guy is a service dog given by the VA to a Marine Corps Veteran. He is part Rhodesian Ridgeback and his name is Wrigley. (He is also chipped),” the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department K9 Association stated in a Facebook post. They explained that his family is moving from Illinois to Florida and stopped on the southwest side of Indy for a break. “While stopped, their vehicle was stolen...

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Senator McCain joins USS John S. McCain namesake

Last Thursday the JOHN S. McCAIN held a ceremony with Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer to induct US Senator John S. McCain III into the official namesake of the ship. FLEET ACTIVITIES YOKOSUKA, Japan – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer inducted U.S. Sen. John S. McCain III into the official namesake of the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) in a ceremony on board, July 12. Commissioned in 1994, the destroyer already bears the names of Sen. McCain’s father, Admiral John S. McCain, Jr., a former U.S. Pacific Command commander, and his grandfather,...

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R-3 School District bemoans record high teacher turnover, lack of specialized educators

LEBANON, Missouri- Assistant Superintendent Dr. Brad Armstrong shared the annual report about certificated staff turnover. This year marks the District’s highest turnover rate in the past 10 years. Overall, the District had 36 resignations and 12 retirements, resulting in a 13.5% turnover rate. The average turnover rate for the past 10 years is 10.07%. “We have set a new 10-year record,” said Armstrong. “But it’s not a record that we want to celebrate. It’s a record amount of staff turnover. Our total percent turnover this year was 13.5% and the average is 10%. Over last year and this year...

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