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Three Fallen Missouri Firefighters Among those To Be Honored At National Firefighters’ Memorial This Weekend

Stock photo fo the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Md.

Jefferson City, Mo. – Three Missouri firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2012 will be honored as firefighters from across the country come together to remember their fallen comrades this weekend.

In all, the names of 81 U.S. firefighters will be added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial, located on the campus of the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md.

Oct. 5-6 is the 32nd annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend and will be observed by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Fire Administration.

Two Children Injuried In Rollover Crash Taking Out Telephone Pole

Bueafort, Mo. - Monday evening at 5:11 p.m. Gerald EMS and Beaufort/Leslie Fire Department responded for a vehicle crash, involving a telephone poll on Highway 50 approximately one mile east of Highway 185.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol a 2001 Ford Explorer, driven by 41-year-old Lisa Hatfield of Leslie, Mo, was traveling westbound on Highway 50 when she over corrected after veering to the right and crossing the "fog" lane. (Rumble strip that runs along the side the white line on a highway.)

Report Of Dump Truck Driving CNI Before Three Car Crash

Update: Fri., Sept 27 - The MSHP has yet to release any information regarding Thursday's accident.

New Haven, Mo. - It's unsure if this morning's accident was caused by the heavy fog and limited visibility.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol has not released their official crash report as of this evening but there are some details we do know.

New Haven/Berger Fire and New Haven EMS responded this morning at 7 a.m. for a three car accident, which involved a dump truck on Highway 100 and Boeuf Creek Road, approximately two miles east of New Haven.

MO-TF1 Rescued Over 100 Pets - Helped Over 600 People

Thank you to all the brave men and women for sacrificing your life to help those in need and to the families who provide support and love.

(Updates and photos courtesy of Boone County Fire)

Monday Sept. 23
MO-TF1 Final Update - MO-TF1 arrived safely at Boone County Fire Headquarters today around 3:45 p.m. this eveing.

Everyone was doing well and glad to be home.

During their 6 days in Larimer County, CO MO-TF1 personnel searched/evaluated 1133 structures, provided medical, evacuation and humanitarian assistance to more than 600 Larimer County citizens and assisted with the evacuation of over 100 pets.

Car Stops On Highway After Hitting Deer Gets Smoked By Inattentive Driver

New Haven, Mo. - Early this morning at approximately 6:10 a.m. New Haven/Berger Fire and New Haven EMS crews responded for a two vehicle accident on Highway 100 east of Miller Street, near the water tower.

When crews arrived they found one vehicle, 1999 Chevrolet Silverado, overturned and a second vehicle, 2009 Ford Focus, off into the ditch with extensive damage to the rear of the car.

MSWP Locates Body Of Missouri River Drowning Victim

New Haven/Berger Assistant Fire Chief Brian Strubberg coordinates initial rescue operations, which quickly changed to a recovery after the subject had not been seen for over 30 minutes.

UPDATED: Mon. 8:30 p.m.
Berger, Mo - The search for 43-year-old Scott Shockley's body has ended after the Missouri State Water Patrol reports that the body was found at 6:20 p.m. Monday evening.  No details regarding where the body was found has been released.

Mon. 8:40 a.m.
The Missouri State Water Patrol has completed their investigation of Sunday morning's drowning on the Missouri River.

According to the Missouri State Water Patrol 43-year-old Scott Shockley of Chamois, Mo drowned yesterday morning while checking a trout line.

Seven Killed In Traffic Crashes During Labor Day Weekend

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Jefferson City, Mo. - Seven people died in traffic crashes during this past Labor Day holiday weekend equaling the number killed last year.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) investigated 248 traffic crashes, which included 112 injuries and five of the seven fatalities.

Troopers made 119 arrests for driving while intoxicated in 2013, compared to 147 arrests last year. (Note: in 2012, troopers investigated 201 crashes, which included 144 injuries and four of the seven fatalities.)

No one died on Missouri's rivers and lakes however there were nine boating crashes involving seven injuries.  Troopers also arrested 14 people for boating while intoxicated over the weekend.

Two Injured After Crashing Head-on Into Tree

UPDATED:  Driver Airlifted to Mercy Medical Center with serious injuries.

New Haven, Mo. - Earlier this afternoon around 3:35 p.m. Fire and EMS crews responded to the intersection of Highway E and Big Branch Road, seven miles south of Highway 100, for a vehicle crash.

Two ambulances were needed in this afternoon's accident after one adult male and two children sustained injuries when their Grand Cherokee hit a tree head-on, leaving the driver trapped.

Leslie resident dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound

Leslie, Mo. - This morning at approximately 9:16 a.m., Franklin County Communications received a call from family members stating that there was a suicidal subject at a residence in the 1000 block of Methodist Church Road near Leslie.
Upon arrival, deputies entered the residence and located the victim with a fatal self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

Washington Firefighters Battle Hot Temperatures Fighting 1st Alarm Fire

4:30 p.m. Lyon, Mo. -  Earlier this morning at approximately 10:50 a.m., Washington Fire along with three additional fire departments, New Haven/Berger, Beaufort/Leslie, and Union, responded to the 3800 block of Highway 185 for a first alarm shed fire.

Despite the hot temperatures, firefighters quickly knocked down the fire preventing any further damage.

Washington Fire Captain Larry Schmitt said, "We did have a few guys get a little bit overheated but they are ok.  New Haven Paramedics had them cool off in the AC for a little while; nothing major by any means."