A fourth person has been killed this holiday weekend on Missouri Highways. Police say 63-year-old Pamela J. Foster of Liberty was killed this morning (Friday 27) in Clinton County. The car she was riding in went off the roadway and struck a guardrail. Foster was ejected from the vehicle. Three other people have been killed since the holiday weekend started on Wednesday (25) night. Last year, there were 18 deadly crashes in Missouri…
To mark the beginning of the holiday season, the 2015 Missouri Christmas trees will arrive at the Governor’s Mansion on Monday (30). The outside tree is a 30-foot Norway Spruce that was donated by Angelita Highfill, of Washington, from her yard. The indoor tree, a Colorado Blue Spruce donated by John Watson, of Fulton, will be situated near the grand staircase of the Mansion and decorated in classic gold and red. In addition, four seven-foot Eastern White Pines will be delivered later in the day to be decorated in the double parlor and the library on the Mansion’s first floor. Those trees are coming from Pea Ridge Nursery, near Hermann…
Many holiday shoppers will be hitting the stores and malls for Black Friday today (27) in search of bargains and many will also make purchases online during Cyber Monday. However, local residents are also being encouraged to participate in tomorrow’s (28) Small Business Saturday. Executive Director with the Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce Trish Creach says this is a great opportunity to get your holiday shopping done and support local businesses.
Small Business Saturday is an annual event dedicated to strengthening the local economy and supporting small businesses in the Lake Area.
Arrests for Boating While Intoxicated on Missouri waterways have plummeted. BWI’s in the state are down 63% since the Missouri State Water Patrol merged with the Highway Patrol in 2011. In 2010 there were 352 arrests for Boating While Intoxicated compared with 131 in 2014 which is also where the current number is so far for 2015. The Highway Patrol’s Water Patrol Division also reports the number of accidents involving impaired boaters is also down.
A Kaiser man is behind bars after being arrested Thursday afternoon in Laclede County by the Highway Patrol on felony drug charges. 32 year old Billy Upton has been charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and two counts of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Upton was booked into the Laclede County jail.
As of this morning (Friday 27), there have been 3 fatalities on state Highways this holiday weekend. A 53 year old Nixa man was killed Thursday night in Christian County when his vehicle ran off the roadway and overturned, ejecting him from the car. The second accident occurred early Thursday in Lafayette County in which the driver, a 27 year old male from Higginsville was killed. The vehicle struck an embankment and overturned several times. The third accident occurred on Wednesday, claiming the life of a 52 year old Peculiar man in Cass County. The Highway Patrol reports in 2014, there were 18 deadly crashes over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
The latest situation report from the National Weather Service reveals there is still an Elevated Risk for heavy rainfall and flooding in the Lake region. The forecast still calls for a slow moving system that will begin impacting the Ozarks later tonight (Thursday 26) and will continue through the weekend. Significant rises of streams and river levels will be possible. Over the five day period, it is estimated that there will be two to three inches of rainfall possible. A Flash Flood Watch will be in effect starting at 6pm tonight (Thursday 26) through Saturday (28) at 6am…