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Car Crosses Lanes On Highway 100 Causing Head-On Crash

New Haven, Mo. - Two New Haven Ambulances along with the New Haven/Berger Fire Department responded earlier this afternoon at 2:52 p.m. after two vehicles hit head-on along Highway 100 and Meyers Hill Road. (Approximately 1.5 miles west of the New Haven city limits)

The drivers of both vehicles sustained moderate injuries and were transported by New Haven EMS to Mercy Hospital in Washington, Mo., according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. (MSHP)

Chevy Truck Smashes Rear End of SUV At Sunset Lane and Highway 100

By Kyle Quick

New Haven, Mo. -  Earlier this evening at a approximately 7:10 p.m. New Haven Fire, EMS, and Police responded to the intersection of Highway 100 and Sunset Lane for a motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles.

Thursday night’s accident comes after new speed limit signs were installed just one week ago after New Haven Board of Aldermen passed a city ordinance, reducing the speed limit from 45 mph to 40 mph due to the increased number of accidents.

Two Local Men Seriously Injured in Early Morning Crash After Being Ejected

Beaufort, Mo. - Early this morning at approximately 6:30 a.m., a one-vehicle crash occured on Highway EE, one-half mile north of Neier Road. 

Driver Leonard Luechtefeld, 31, of Owensville, travelled off the east side of the roadway in his 2004 Ford F250 before overturning and striking a parked vehicle. 

Berger Woman Suffers Serious Injuries After Hitting Tree Head-on

New Haven, Mo - Late Tuesday night, New Haven/Berger Fire and New Haven EMS responded at 11:40 p.m. for a vehicle crash on Highway C, approximately a half mile north of Boeuf Lutheran Road.

Michele Belli, 52-years-old of Berger, Mo sustained serious injuries in last night’s crash according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP).

BREAKING NEWS: Missouri State Highway Patrol Pilots Uninjured in Helicopter Crash

Pictured is helicopter that crashed Saturday afternoon.  Photo comes from the MSHP's Aircraft Division website.

Jefferson City, Mo. - Saturday afternoon at approximately 1 p.m. the Missouri State High Patrol’s 1969 OH-58 Helicopter crashed one mile southeast of the Jefferson City Airport.

Driver seriously injured after running red light, hits truck driven by Gerald man

Villa Ridge, Mo. -  An 89-year-old man from Linn, Mo. was seriously injured yesterday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident near Villa Ridge. 

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Walter Voss was traveling westbound on Highway 100 in a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado and "failed to stop for a steady red electric signal".

New Haven/Berger Fire Takes Part in Fire Prevention Week - Announces Poster Contest Winners

Kids at ABCs & 123s Preschool are shown how a firefighter wears when entering a burning building.  Assistant Fire Chief Brian Strubberg explains to the kids why firefighters wear their gear and how it help protects them.

By Kyle Quick

New Haven, Mo. - For over 20 years the New Haven/Berger Fire Department (NHBFD) have joined fire departments from across the United States during Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 6 - Oct 12) in promoting fire safety.

St. Clair Man Shot In Back While Taking A Walk

Sullivan, Mo. - This morning investigators with the Franklin County Sheriff's Department are investigating a shooting that took place last night near Sullivan.

In a statement released earlier this morning, Sheriff Gary Toelke said deputies responded to the Missouri Baptist Emergency Room in Sullivan at approximately 10:30 p.m. regarding a victim of a gunshot wound.

The victim Donald Petzold, age 41 from St. Clair, suffered a single gunshot wound to the back and was flown by helicopter to Barnes Jewish in St. Louis due to the extent of his injuries.

Fire Prevention Week 2013 Focuses On Preventing Kitchen Fires

Emphasis of Oct. 6-12 awareness week is due to more fires occurring in the kitchen than any other room of the house

Jefferson City, Mo. – With Fire Prevention Week 2013 scheduled for Oct. 6-12, State Fire Marshal Randy Cole is urging Missourians to learn about and take simple steps to prevent kitchen fires.

More fires occur in the kitchen than in any other room of the house. Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and of home fire-related injuries.