Author: Bill

MSHP remembers Sgt. Robert Kimberling, slain in the line-of-duty on October 6th 1999

ST. JOSEPH, Missouri- On the day that we get news of another tragic loss of life in the slaying of St. Louis County police officer Blake Snyder, the Missouri State Highway Patrol is pausing to remember one of their own, Sgt. Robert Kimberling, lost on this day in 1999. The trooper was shot and killed on October 6, 1999, on Interstate 29, in St. Joseph, Missouri, in Buchanan County. The incident occurred after Sgt. Kimberling stopped a motorist who had left the Farris Truck Stop in Faucett, Missouri, without paying for $24.69 of fuel. The driver, Jason M. Friske of Madison,...

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BREAKING: St. Louis County officer in critical condition after gunfight

ST. LOUIS, Missouri- St. Louis County police officers were met with gunfire arriving to a disturbance call. Up to a dozen gunshots may have been fired according to witnesses. Both the officer and subject are said to be in “bad shape.” A second officer had engaged the shooter striking him. The Post-Dispatch says the shooting happened about 5:15 a.m. in Green Park, said Benjamin Granda, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police. Green Park is a small city in south St. Louis County northwest of the South County Center mall. Granda said both the officer and suspect were still alive but...

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Four from area hurt in Highway 32 collision avoiding animal

LACLEDE COUNTY, Missouri- The Missouri State Highway Patrol says four people from the Lebanon area, including three teens were injured Wednesday morning in a collision on Highway 32, eight miles west of the city. The crash happened when the teens, in a pickup,  crossed the center of the roadway travelling eastbound, they attempted to avoid an animal and struck a westbound economy vehicle.  Injured were Dustin Price, 17, who was driving, Kendall Dampier, 18, and Shantella Steverance, 16, all from Lebanon. Price and Steverance were transported to Mercy Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries. Dampier had minor injuries. The driver of the other...

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Threats to shoot Scary Clowns worry local performer

LAKE OZARK, Missouri- Veteran area clown performer Jackie Newton wants the public to know Scary Clowns are not real clowns. The professional clown is also worried about the safety of legitimate clown performers. Newton, who also is a professor, says she is concerned  about online threats that have been made to shoot clowns. She says she will not paint scary clown faces on children as part of her performances. Newton works under the name, “Sparkie Da Clown” and performs regularly for public events and children’s parties.” She often works with partner, “Dolly Dimples.” She says the hysteria has hurt of time-honored profession of...

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Missouri awarded $634,134 in funding to boost exports for small businesses, Gov. Nixon announces

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri- Gov.  Jay Nixon announced today that Missouri has been awarded more than $634,000 in competitive funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration to increase the number of small businesses in the state that export their products, creating jobs and generating additional economic growth as a result. The funding is part of the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) grant program, established as part of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 to award grants to states to carry out export programs that assist eligible small businesses. The program will be administered by the Missouri Department of...

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