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Eight Killed Over Thanksgiving Holiday

Jefferson City, Mo. - The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports eight people died during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday, which is two more than last year. (2012)

Troopers investigated 299 traffic crashes, which included 140 injuries. In addition, troopers arrested 139 people for driving while intoxicated.

The Highway Patrol investigated seven of the fatalities. The St. Louis Police Department investigated the remaining fatality.

Family Safely Escapes 2nd Alarm Thanksgiving House Fire

This picture was taken minutes after we arrived on the scene and as you can see the frame of the home is still standing but fully engulfed.

Updated - Complete story
Berger, Mo
. - Thanksgiving night at approximately 6:18 p.m. New Haven/Berger Fire Crews were initially dispatched for a flue fire but minutes after the initial dispatch crews were advised that flames could be seen shooting out of the roof.  In less than 15 minutes the fire rapidly spread, engulfing the home in flames.

Six New Haven/Berger fire trucks responded along with two pumpers and two tankers from Washington and Hermann Fire Departments as well as one tanker from Beaufort/Leslie to Etlah Hill Road, located off of the eastern side of Highway B.

U-Haul Catches Fire After Head-On Crash Involving Three Vehicles

Updated with complete details.

8:00 p.m. New Haven, Mo. - According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) only minor injuries were sustained in this afternoons fiery head-on crash, involving a U-Haul Truck and two cars.

Four ambulances along with two fire fire departments responded the crash that occurred at the intersection of Highway 100 and East Industrial Drive at 3 p.m. this afternoon.

Boom Truck Catches Fire After Falling Into Powerlines

Update: 3:15 p.m.

New Haven, Mo. - One man is lucky to be alive and uninjured after he was forced to jump from a boom truck being used to place shingles on a roof when something went wrong and the boom fell into the power lines.

Late this morning at 10:50 a.m. New Haven/Berger Fire Crews responded to Highway 100 and Buchheit Lane after the arcing power lines caused the truck to catch fire, which was only feet away from the residence.

Former New Haven EMT Helps With Miracle Delivery

Special thank you to KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City for allowing us to publish this amazing story.
By Lance West, Published on Nov. 13.

Oklahoma City, Ok. - Nearly 500 miles from New Haven, Mo. Christiana Herron, who once worked as an EMT for the New Haven Ambulance District and now as a dispatcher in Oklahoma City helped deliver a baby by giving the dad instructions over the phone.

There was one problem, the baby was exiting breech, feet first and EMS crews were not going to get there in time.  Here is KFOR’s story by Lance West, which includes recording of the 911 call and the family meeting Herron for the very first time.

BREAKING NEWS: Beaufort/Leslie Firefighters Battle Over Eight Acre Brush Fire

Photo by Kaylin Bade

By Kyle Quick

Beaufort, Mo. - Earlier this evening around 6:30 p.m. Beaufort/Leslie Fire responded to the area of Highway YY and Ash Tree Lane, just east of Highway 185 for a brush fire.

QuickNewsNow’s Kaylin Bade is currently on the scene and is reporting that approximately 8 to 9 acres of milo has burned thus far.