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Lebanon man seriously injured in motorcycle crash

STOUTLAND, Missouri- A 64 year-old Lebanon man was seriously injured in a crash near Stoutland on Hwy JJ Sunday, afternoon according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The crash occurred at what appears to be a juncture in the road with F-256 from Google mapping. Randal L. Smith was airlifted by Mercy Lifeline to the hospital in Springfield. Troopers say Smith left the roadway on a 2007 Harley Davidson Street Bob Motorcycle and overturned. He was thrown from the bike. Smith was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash according to the report. Trooper Sloan responded at...

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Police say sex offender tried to abduct 8 year-old girl

ROLLA, Missouri – Rolla Police say a registered sex offender tried to abduct an a 8 year-old child in the 100 block of Belmont Drive in Rolla. On November 6, 2018, the Rolla Police Department received a call about a suspicious individual attempting to lure an 8-year-old female juvenile into his car. Officers from the Rolla Police Department responded, but were unable to locate the suspicious male. An area canvass was conducted, and pertinent information related to this case was obtained. On January 23, 2019, Detectives received additional information and conducted immediate follow-up, which lead to the identification of a...

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Charles Everett Vess (Waynesville) January 28, 2019

Charles Everett Vess, Jr., 55, of Waynesville, MO, passed away Monday, January 28, 2019 in his home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in the Memorial Chapels and Crematory of Waynesville / St. Robert. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in the Memorial Chapels and Crematory of Waynesville / St. Robert. Mr. Vess is survived by his parents: Charles “Chuck” and Anita Vess of Waynesville, MO; four siblings: Deborah (Larry) Vess Brown of Waynesville, MO, Mark Vess of Lebanon, MO, Janet...

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Colleague pens tribute to ER nurse killed while attending funeral

AURORA, Missouri- A former RN, now a clinical instructor, Suzanne Wilkerson Givens posted the following tribute to ER nurse Monta Rae Glaser on the news that Glaser was struck and killed by a vehicle while attending a funeral in Aurora on Friday night: “My heart is heavy. My mind is confused. When I first heard of this tragedy last night, I had a hard time believing…I even questioned that maybe I had heard wrong. Turns out that she is gone from this earth. Monta Rae Glaser made an impact with her life that we can all only hope to...

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2019 Lake Race event application received by Patrol

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri- Captain Matt C. Walz, director of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Water Patrol Division, would like to notify the public of an application received for the 2019 Lake Race event at Lake of the Ozarks. The Lake Race Steering Committee submitted the regatta application, and the race will be sanctioned by the Offshore Powerboat Association. The application requests the event be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019, and notes a modified location for the event. In previous years, the event was held between Bagnell Dam and the four-mile mark of the main channel. This year’s event...

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