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Lebanon teens airlifted after head-on crash, other driver also hurt

LEBANON, Missouri- Two Lebanon teens and a 78 year-old man were hurt following a two vehicle head-on crash on Hwy 64 Tuesday afternoon. Kaitlyn Welch, 15, and sister Tori Welch, 17, were both listed in serious condition and airlifted by helicopters to Mercy Hospital in Springfield. Tori was at the wheel at the time of the collision. Kaitlyn Welch was not wearing a seatbelt according to the report. Jimmy Claxton, 78, suffered moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Lebanon. Troopers say the crash happened when the Welch vehicle, an Olds Alero crossed the centerline...

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Sheriff says nearly three pounds of meth seized from July to September by task force

LEBANON, Missouri- Sheriff David Millsap says Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group (LANEG) seized nearly three pounds of methamphetamine from July 1 to September 30 of this year. The task force is a multi-jurisdictional task force, which includes Laclede County and the city of Lebanon. In addition, to the methamphetamine seizures, the task force seized 31 grams of heroin, 35 grams of cocaine and 24 pounds of marijuana from July to the end of September. LANEG served 36 search warrants, within the task force boundaries, and sized 78 firearms. Eight previously convicted felons were arrested on firearm possession charges during...

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Eldridge woman hurt after striking utility poll

LACLEDE, Missouri- The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a woman from Edridge suffered moderate injuries in a crash on Hwy E Sunday afternoon. Tina Roush, 54, was transported to Mercy Hospital in Lebanon following the wreck. Troopers said in the report, Roush was westbound when an unknown vehicle failed to yield causing her to swerve and strike a utility pole. The Dodge Durango she was driving was demolished. Trooper Southwood was called to investigate the scene at 3:00...

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Lebanon OKs I-44 billboard to promote Route 66

LEBANON, Missouri- The Lebanon Laclede County Route 66 Society says an Interstate 44 billboard “to showcase Route 66 attractions in Laclede County” was approved Tuesday night by the Lebanon City Council. The council approved a one-year lease with The Lamar Companies, which will install and maintain by 20×40 billboard. Total cost is $8,100, with payment from the city’s “Tourism Fund 40.” The billboard will be at the 134.4 mile marker – about seven miles east of Lebanon – facing eastbound to catch traffic heading toward Springfield from St. Louis. “Sign is on the right hand side of the road...

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