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Patrol reports nine roadway fatalities over Thanksgiving holiday weekend

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri- The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports nine people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period–from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2018, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 25, 2018. The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated the following: 2018 Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Statistics Crashes ─ 587 Injuries ─ 108 Fatalities ─ 9 DWI ─ 86 Drug Arrests ─ 67 [During the 2017 Thanksgiving holiday counting period, troopers investigated 400 traffic crashes, which included 116 injuries. Statewide, 17 people died and 555 people were injured in 1,364 traffic crashes over last year’s Thanksgiving holiday. Troopers...

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Richland woman seriously injured in rollover crash

LACLEDE COUNTY, Missouri- A 22 year-old woman from Richland was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash on Highway FF Saturday according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Samantha J. Story was taken to Mercy Hospital in Lebanon following the incident. She wasn’t wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash according to the patrol. Troopers say Story failed to negotiate a curve and after leaving the roadway, struck an embankment. She then overturned and struck a tree. Trooper Ice responded to the scene at 6:03...

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First Lebanon billboard promoting Route 66 goes up

LEBANON, Missouri- The first of two Interstate 44 billboards promoting Route 66 in Lebanon has been erected facing westbound traffic at the 134.4 mile marker just west of the Sleeper exit. The billboard’s theme is “Explore the Heart of Route 66.” It includes “The Heart of Route 66” slogan, with logo, that won a 2017 contest held by the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society. The billboard also includes a Route 66 map showing the approximate locations of Shepherd Hills Factory Outlet, Dowd’s Catfish, Jonesy’s Antiques, Boswell Park, Elm Street Eatery, the Route 66 Museum, The Manor House Inn, Wrinks...

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Do not travel in northern Missouri, I-29 closed at Iowa border says MoDOT

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri – Whiteout conditions in the northern part of the state have closed Interstate 29 from the Iowa border to mile marker 84 in Mound City Sunday. The Missouri Department of Transportation is telling drivers to avoid travel in northern Missouri, especially in areas north of St. Joseph, as snow and wind will continue through Sunday night. MoDOT also anticipates additional closures throughout the day in the area. The Sunday after Thanksgiving is one of the most popular travel days of the year, meaning major interstates and highways will be heavily congested. Additionally, the National Weather Service...

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Ty Redell Dull (Niangua) January 7, 1962 – November 18, 2018

Ty Redell Dull, 56, Niangua, MO., son of Joseph and Veda (Cansler) Dull was born January 7, 1962 in Springfield, MO, and departed this life November 18, 2018. Ty was united in marriage to Clarissa O’Neal on December 31, 1982, and to this union four children were born. He is preceded death by his parents, Joseph and Veda Dull; two brothers, Arnold and Garland Dull. Ty is survived by his loving wife, Clarissa, of the home; three daughters, Alicia Callaway and husband Rusty, of Niangua, Ashley Eaton and husband Doug, of Lebanon, Amanda Dibben and husband Edgel, of Marshfield;...

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