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Flags In Missouri To Be At half-staff on May 15 for Peace Officers Memorial Day

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The flags of the United States and the State of Missouri at all government buildings in Missouri will be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday,May 15 in honor of Missouri’s Peace Officers Memorial Day, so designated by a 1996 state law.

However, it was in 1962 when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week.

Emergency Crews Respond To Four 911 Calls Over 90 Minute Period

Pictured is Gerald Ambulance, one of three ambulances from neighboring districts who assisted New Haven after being bombarded with 911 calls.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - This afternoon local emergency crews were kept busy after New Haven/Berger Fire along with two New Haven ambulances first responded for a motor vehicle accident on Highway 100 at approximately 2:45 p.m. (Read article about car accident.)

Tragic Easter Morning I-44 Crash Caused By Wrong Way Driver

Photos courtesy of Don Neal.

UPDATED: Mon 8:48 a.m.
. - The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) released details on how yesterday’s Easter morning fatality accident occurred that left Interstate 44 down to one lane in both directions for over seven hours.

According to the MSHP, 33-year-old Virkram Shah (male) of Bronx, NY was traveling eastbound on Interstate 44 in his tractor trailer when he attempted to avoid a “wrong way driver”, travelled off into the median and overturned.  Virkram was wear a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was transported to Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan, Mo. with minor injuries.

UPDATED: One Airlifted In ATV Accident On Excelsior Road

UPDATED 10:03 p.m.
NEW HAVEN, Mo. - According the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 16-yea-old Anthony Pataky of New Haven, Mo. was driving a 1997 Polaris Sportsmann eastbound on Excelsior Road when he lost control, causing the ATV to overturn.

Riding with Pataky was 23-year-old Amber Walsh, who sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur, Mo.  The driver did not sustain any injuries.