Author: Bill

Survivor: Fort Leonard Wood captain fights, beats cancer

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Missouri (US Army) – “You don’t feel like you are doing anything extraordinary, because you are only doing what you have to do to survive.” — Capt. Monica Rosario, cancer survivor. At 25, Monica Rosario was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer; a diagnosis that would start her on a personal battle not only for her future as a Soldier, but for her life as well. “When they told me, I felt very numb,” Rosario said. She was a first lieutenant serving as a company executive officer in the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Bragg, North...

Read More

Pulaski County prosecutor says 32 offenders sentenced to prison

WAYNESVILLE, Missouri- Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney, announces that the following offenders were sentenced to terms of imprisonment in the Department of Corrections over the last two months of Circuit Court action. 1. Jason Smith of Waynesville. The defendant pled guilty to one count of Statutory Sodomy in the First Degree. Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to twenty years in the Department of Corrections. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case. 2. Cortez Haggard of Nixa. The defendant pled guilty to one count of Robbery in the Second Degree. Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to fifteen years...

Read More

Union Pacific: Selfie Tragedy Forever Impacts Those Left Behind

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Union Pacific) — Essa Ricker and Kelsea Webster, both 15, and Kelsea’s little sister, Savannah, waved at a westbound train crew and squeezed in for a selfie as it rolled through Utah’s scenic Spanish Fork Canyon October 2011. “Standing right by a train ahaha this is awesome!!!!” posted Savannah on Facebook as the train’s steel wheels banged along the track’s steel rail. The excitement in the trio’s eyes matched their big smiles as the train fanned their blonde hair in the wind while they posed for the selfie—completely unaware of the approaching train coming from...

Read More

Employee accidentally shot by customer at St. Louis area Home Depot

SUNSET HILLS, Missouri- KMOV reports one employee at the Sunset Hills Home Depot is recovering after being shot in the bathroom. The shooting happened around 11:50 a.m. on Sunday. Police showed up at the scene shortly after the call for the shooting was placed. A customer’s gun discharged and hit an employee. Police have not released the details surrounding the accidental shooting, but they do stress that it was an accident. Home Depot officials released a statement saying “our policy is that we do allow customers to carry firearms into our stores as long as it is in accordance...

Read More

10 killed in traffic crashes over Thanksgiving holiday, no fatalities in Laclede County

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri- The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 10 people died during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period–from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 23, 2016, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 27, 2016. Troopers investigated 400 traffic crashes, which included 124 injuries, and eight of the 10 fatalities. The Sedalia Police Department and Kirksville Police Department each investigated one traffic fatality. In addition, troopers arrested 103 people for driving while intoxicated and made 100 drug arrests during the 2016 Thanksgiving holiday counting period. [During the 2015 Thanksgiving holiday, troopers investigated 544 traffic crashes, which included 150 injuries. Troopers arrested 99...

Read More