Crews have begun tearing down a condominium that was destroyed in a fire that killed four children. The condo at Compass Pointe burned on August 4th in which the four children, ages one to five, were killed. An investigation revealed the cause of the fire was unknown as the damage was too severe to make a firm conclusion. The condos were constructed in the 1970s and apparently are not retrofitted with a fire suppression system…
Newly released data from the U.S. Department of Education show Missouri’s four year high school graduation rate increased to 87.3% in 2013/2014 from 85.7% in 2012/2013. The report also shows Missouri’s high school graduation rate rose 6 percentage points from 81% to over 87% between 2010 and 2014. The state’s graduation rate is significantly above the national average of 82.3 and ranks in the top 10 in the nation.
An Eldon woman was arrested late Tuesday night by the in Miller County by the Highway Patrol following a car accident. The Highway Patrol reports 43 year old Tammy Martin-Adolphsen has been charged with driving while intoxicated, careless and imprudent driving involving an accident, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle. She was booked into the Miller County jail.
The Laclede County Sheriff’s Department is receiving over $9,000 dollars in grant money from the Missouri Department of Public Safety. The Local Law Enforcement Block Grant will be used for safety equipment upgrades including new batteries for portable radios, cords that connect body cameras to radios, LED light bars and siren boxes for 3 of the Department’s patrol cars.
Two Lincoln residents were life flighted to an area hospital following a two vehicle accident Tuesday night on Route “H” in Benton County. According to the Highway Patrol, a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer driven by 23 year old Daniel Shute crossed the centerline and struck a pickup truck head on driven by 40 year old Jason Schenewark. Both were seriously injured. Shute has also been charged with felony 2nd degree vehicular assault, driving while intoxicated as well as careless and imprudent driving resulting in an accident.
Missouri officials say the state Children’s Division has received more than one-thousand reports of juveniles with sexual behavior problems since late August. According to state Social Services department’s spokeswoman Rebecca L. Woelfel, the division has logged 12-hundred-70 reports between August 28th and November 30th…