Crews from multiple fire departments were called Friday afternoon to battle a blaze that consumed two houses on Julie Road but they were able to save a mobile home that was nearby. Crews arrived to find a home fully engulfed in flames, and that the fire had spread to a neighboring property, catching a second home on fire. The second home was not occupied as it was being used for storage by the owner. Lebanon Rural Fire Protection District Chief Dustin Britzman said the cause of the initial fire is unclear at this time, but the investigation has been turned over to the Missouri Fire Marshall.
A Jefferson City man died in single car crash on icy roadways. The Cole County Sheriff’s department reports that Saturday morning 58 year old Billy Robinett died after he lost control of his 2002 Ford F-250 traveling East on an ice-covered roadway at US 54 and Hammann Road. The car traveled off the right side of the roadway, went down a steep embankment and overturned. Robinett was then transported by ambulance to Capital Region Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
A second Lebanon man has been charged in connection with the theft of nearly $36,000 worth of items from storage units in September. First back in October, 22-year-old Jackie Dean West of Lebanon was charged in connection with the alleged crimes. He received four counts of a Class C Felony second-degree burglary and four counts of a Class C Felony of stealing. Now the Laclede County Prosecuting Attorney’s office has charged 31-year-old Jared Dean Angst with a Class B Felony of receiving stolen property. Angst has been released from the Laclede County Jail after posting his $5,000 bond.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol , a Sedalia woman was hospitalized yesterday after the car she was driving collided with another vehicle and a front-loader on Highway 135. The two passenger vehicles and the front-loader were all traveling southbound along Highway 135 when they slid into each other on a turn. Only minor injuries were reported for 21 year old Jessica Breheam of Sedalia, who was driving a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. She was taken by ambulance to Bothwell Medical Center for treatment.
A New Bloomfield woman received moderate injuries in a single car crash last night caused by the icy driving conditions. 21 year old Lexi Tracy was traveling to fast for conditions westbound on US 54 when her 2006 Ford Ranger traveled off the left side of the roadway and overturned. Tracy was then transported to St Mary’s hospital by ambulance.
The national weather service has issued a winter weather advisory for the entire listening area through noon on Saturday. Meteorologists see that the conditions are favorable for winter weather including some snow but mostly ice and freezing rain with accumulations of ice alone at a 10th of an inch which will cause slick conditions on the area roadways. Most of these impacts are expected to be felt north of interstate 44, particularly in the area of highway 54 through the evening and overnight hours. Motorist can expect conditions to change rapidly as the system moves through. A full check of the weather follows the news
The Missouri propane and gas association announced earlier this week that propane prices have increased due to propane shortage in the Midwest. Missouri propane and gas association executive director Steve Ahrens explains the reason behind the recent shortage:
Ahrens says this current situation has come as a price shock to everyone especially the local retail marketers:
He says the Missouri propane and gas association is trying their best to wrap up every gallon of propane they can find and get it into the inventory in Conway Kansas.