Month: January 2019

MSHP Troopers to conduct seat belt enforcement operations on I-44

ROLLA, Missouri- Captain James W. Remillard, commanding officer of Troop I, Rolla, Missouri, announces that during the month of February, Troop I officers will conduct a seat belt enforcement operation in Troop I, along Interstate 44. Officers assigned to this project will focus enforcement efforts on moving violations that contribute to traffic crashes with an emphasis on secondary seat belt violations. The only 100 percent survivable traffic crash is the one that never happens. Make sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Every day as we travel on Missouri’s roadways, we...

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Community mourns passing of veteran fire lieutenant

“There will never be another Norm.” LEBANON, Missouri- Many in the community are remembering longtime Fire Lieutenant Norman Cross, a veteran of the Lebanon Fire Department. Cross passed away on Wednesday. Mayor Jared Carr released the following: “It is with a sad heart that I announce Lebanon lost one of its bravest from natural causes. On Wednesday, January 9th, Lieutenant Norman Cross passed away after serving the community for over 40 years in the Lebanon Fire Department. I’ve spoken with Norman several times and he always had a smile on his face or was poking fun at someone. He...

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Hartzler says not having a border wall is “hurting our American way of life”

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia- Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler issued the following statement last night on President Trump’s address calling for a border wall: “Regarding the President’s speech last night calling on Republicans and Democrats to come together to provide increased funding for border security, I believe the President is right: we must prioritize border security. Open borders have caused the lives of loved ones to be stolen, women and children to be victimized by traffickers, and drugs to be leaked into our Missouri communities. Submitting to the status quo is hurting our American way of life, and it cannot...

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Lebanon man airlifted after rollover crash

LEBANON, Missouri- A 33 year-old man from Lebanon was airlifted for medical treatment following a single-vehicle crash on Ripley Drive Tuesday evening. Steven Bohlinger, 33, was taken to Mercy Hospital in Springfield with serious injuries. He was unbelted at the time of the crash. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Bohlinger failed to negotiate a curve and went off the left side of the roadway in a 2010 Kia Optima. The report says he impacted the ground and overturned. Trooper Sgt. Marlin responded at 3:30...

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Police say student brought handgun to Lebanon High School

UPDATE: We apologize for the inaccuracy of the headline regarding the student who was taken into police custody for allegedly bringing a handgun to Lebanon High School. We have updated the article to more accurately reflect the student was arrested after school hours. The district also says the information didn’t come to light until after the school day was over. LEBANON, Missouri- In a late Tuesday notification to parents, the Lebanon R-III School District said officials were notified by law enforcement that a student had a handgun at Lebanon High School during the day. The alert, sent after 10:00...

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