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Lebanon man arrested for felony unlawful use of firearm

LACLEDE COUNTY, Missouri- The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a Lebanon man was arrested on weapons charges January 1, 2016. Mark Gammons, 44,  was taken into custody Sunday evening for Felony Unlawful Use of a Firearm. The arrest occurred at 10:20 p.m. Gammons is being held in the Laclede County Jail pending a...

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Four children dead after apparent pesticide poisoning in Texas home

AMARILLO, Texas- MyHighPlains reports a fourth person is confirmed dead in an apparent residential chemical poisoning. Amarillo Fire Department says all four who died are children. Captain Larry Davis of Amarillo Fire Department confirms a chemical used in the house to get rid of pests was the source of the poisoning. The chemical aluminum phosphide was found at the scene. Aluminum phosphide creates a highly toxic gas called aluminum phosphine when mixed with water. The tablets or pellets, known as “wheat pills”, typically also contain other chemicals that evolve ammonia which helps to reduce the potential for spontaneous ignition or explosion of...

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Lebanon teen escapes serious injury in rollover crash

LACLEDE COUNTY, Missouri- The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a 16 year-old male from Lebanon was treated for minor injuries following a rollover crash early Friday morning. Troopers say Reagan Mowery was taken by private vehicle to Lebanon Mercy Hospital. He was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. The patrol report says  Mowery lost control of his vehicle while turning onto Montauk Drive, struck a utility pole and overturned. Trooper Cpl Brackett responded at 12:17 a.m. A 2005 GMC Envoy SUV was totaled and towed from the scene....

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Inmate escapes from LCSO custody right before new sheriff takes over

LEBANON, Missouri- Incoming Laclede County Sheriff David Millsap says an inmate has escaped just before he took office. “At 11:10 pm, fifty minutes prior to me taking office, Clarence Proctor, aka DJ, escaped from custody. Proctor was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment for an injury he received prior to being booked in the Laclede County Jail. At the hospital he was able to escape from a detention officer, ”  Millsap explained. In July 2016, an inmate fled custody while on work detail at the Laclede County Fair after feigning illness. He was later recaptured at an Eldon residence....

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Motorcyclist from Dixon killed on North Hwy 5 after road rage incident

LACLEDE COUNTY, Missouri- The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a motorcyclist from Dixon was killed on Highway 5 north of Lebanon on December 30th. Troopers identified the victim as 33 year-old Cole R. Jones. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by Laclede County Assistant Coroner Mike Noyes. Jones was taken to Holman Howe Funeral Home in Lebanon. An amended patrol reports says the crash resulted from a road rage incident. Troopers allege that Alexander Reed, 22, from Ridgedale Missouri slammed on his brakes which caused  Jones to strike the rear of his vehicle. Jones  then went off the right side of...

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