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BREAKING NEWS: Fire Crews Battle Smoky Blaze

New Havne, Mo. - Fire crews responded to the 900 block of Maupin Street Monday night around 10:15 p.m. for a first alarm with reports of smoke in the residence.

The homeowner told QuickNewsNow that he had just gotten home from work when he noticed smoking coming from the residence.

He said after entering the home, he opened a bedroom dorm and large blooms of smoke began filling the house.  He said he grabbed his phone, ran out the door and called 911.

Shotgun Used In Property Damage Rampage Across Franklin County

Franklin County, Mo. – Investigators with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department are trying to determine what lead to a rampage of property damages stretching from western to central Franklin County.

Saturday night mailboxes, signs, and vehicle windows were blown out by firing shotgun rounds, this is according to Sheriff Gary Toelke.

Toelke said that on Sunday deputies began receiving reports of mailboxes being destroyed.

The first report of damages occurred in the area of Koelkebeck Rd between Highway YY and Bucklick Creek.

The reporting party told deputies there were several mailboxes that had been damaged overnight along Koelkebeck Rd and there was mail along the roadway.

While deputies were responding to the first report of property damage, County received a second report of a sign damaged located near Highway KK and Sky Drive that had been shot with a shotgun.  Deputies located shell casings at that location from a 20 Ga. Shotgun.

Fire Crews Respond For Unknown Odor in Residence

UPDATED: 10:30 p.m.
New Haven, Mo. – Fire crews cleared the scene shortly after 10 p.m. this evening after they were unable to locate any potentially dangerous gases.

Fire officials with the New Haven/Berger Fire Department would like to remind people if they do smell some type of odor to always error on the side of caution by calling 911.

Head-on Crash Leaves New Haven 18-Year-Old With Moderate Injuries

UPDATED: 8:23 p.m.

Campbellton, Mo – According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol 18-year-old Melissa Keeven of New Haven, Mo. sustained moderate injuries after this morning’s head-on crash.

William Oneal, 51-years-old of Sullivan, Mo. was traveling southbound on Highway 185 when Keeven crossed the centerline, causing her vehicle to strike the oncoming Dodge Ram pickup head-on.

Firefighters quick response prevents full-blown house fire

Gerald, Mo. – Late Thursday night around 10:20 p.m. Gerald/Rosebud and Beaufort/Leslie Fire Departments responded to the 8200 block on Highway Y, approximately seven miles (correction) north of Gerald for a reported house fire.

The initial report indicated flames could be seen from one side of the house.  After Gerald/Rosebud Fire Chief Gary Smith arrived on scene, he advised a small shed next to the home was burning, which was only 20 to 30 feet away.

“With the shed as close as it was a simple light northern breeze could’ve turned a small shed fire into something much worse,” said Chief Smith.

Berger Man Commits Suicide

Berger, Mo. - Wednesday afternoon at approximately 12:30 p.m. Hermann EMS and Franklin County Deputies responded to the 4000 block of Berger Road.

Initially emergency crews were dispatched for a suicidal subject but were then advised seconds later that a gun had been fired.

Fire investigators discover two children and one adult deceased after mobile home fire

Union, Mo - Franklin County and State Fire Investigators discovered the bodies of two children and one adult female following a mobile home fire in Union overnight. 

Currently, there is no known cause of the fire.

According to the Union Police Department, Union PD responded to 456 Independence Lot #1 at approximately 10:37 p.m. in reference to a mobile home fire.

BREAKING NEWS: Stranded motorist rescued from roof of vehicle surrounded by raging water

Assistant Chief Dave Hahne helps resuce subject after attempting to cross Boeuf Creek.

Watch live video as fire crews rescue the stranded motorist.

New Haven, Mo. – Late Monday night firefighters rescued a male subject from the roof of his vehicle, who was stranded after attempting to cross a slab flooded by Boeuf Creek on Detmold Road.

New Haven/Berger Fire responded at 11:42 p.m. after a nearby resident heard the individual calling for help.  When crews arrived on the scene, a male subject was sitting on the roof of his mini van surrounded by water as it raged past.