Public Safety

Citizens Bank & AT&T Team Up Promoting "It Can Wait" Texting Campaign

New Haven, Mo. –Citizens Bank has teamed up with AT&T to promote driving without texting through the “It Can Wait” campaign provided by AT&T.  The campaign is designed to promote Awareness, Commitment, and Influence in hopes of curving a growing epidemic by asking students and parents to sign a pledge not to text and drive.

Part of Friday afternoon’s assembly at New Haven High School, students watched “The Last Text” as seen in the video above, a 10-minute documentary that features real stories of lives drastically altered – or even ended – because of texting while driving.

Representative Dave Schatz, for the first time spoke publically about how texting and driving personally affected him and his family.

New Haven Police Cracking Down on Drunk Drivers

Zero Tolerance means Zero Chances

New Haven, Mo. - With prom and graduation season here, Missouri Law Enforcement want to make sure Missouri youth are celebrating safe and sober.  The New Haven Police Department will join other Missouri law enforcement agencies to crack down on drunk driving May 2-13, 2013.

Between 2010 and 2012, 77 people were killed and 363 seriously injured in Missouri roadway crashes involving an impaired driver under the age of 21.

Chief John Sheible Explains Reason For Proposed No Parking Zones

Police Chief John Sheible talks with QuickNewsNow’s Kyle Quick about the possible hazards by not having a no parking zone.

Below are detailed aerial maps showing the proposed no parking zones.
New Haven, Mo. – Curbside parking has been an ongoing issue for numerous years on certain streets in New Haven.  The Mayor and Police Chief have attempted from adding additional no parking zones.

However, during this month’s board of Aldermen meeting an ordinance was introduced for topic of discussion after City Administrator Steve Roth had recently received some complaints about parking issue/traffic safety hazards along sections of Miller Street.

New Haven/Berger Volunteers Assist City Park Crews

--Don’t be alarmed if you notice a column of smoke near Roy Bail Park.  This morning volunteer firefighters with New/Berger Fire Department are assisting the New Haven Park’s Department in their Reforestation of McDonald Acres Project.

Park Manager Kirby Menke said, “Our overall goal in this project is working towards restoring the land back to its natural habitat.  As part of reforesting the McDonald property, which was donated to the park, today we are burning off the land, allowing natural prairie grass to begin growing.”

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Cracks Down on Impaired Drivers

Union, MO – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office recently focused extra enforcement efforts on impaired driving laws March 14 – 17.

During the effort, law enforcement officers issued a total of 38 citations, including 20 speeding citations, 3 driving while intoxicated, 4 safety belt tickets, and 1 child restraint violation.

Deputies also arrested 1 fugitive and issued 3 citations for driving while revoked or suspended.  Although enforcement efforts were hampered by weather, deputies of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office also conducted a sobriety checkpoint at the intersection of Highway H and Highway 185 on Saturday, March 16.

Franklin County ranked 1st in state for drivers under 21 killed in car crashes

Union, MO – Franklin County Sheriff’s Office announced today they are joining with statewide law enforcement March 15-31 for an aggressive youth seat belt mobilization crack down on Missouri’s seat belt law violators and to reduce highway fatalities.

Only 66 percent of Missouri tens wear their safety belts when driving or riding in a motor vehicle.  Eight out of ten teens killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled. 

Under the Graduated Driver’s License (GDL) law, teens are required to wear their seat belt as it’s a primary offense, meaning they can be pulled over solely for not wearing their seat belt.

Franklin County Sheriff's Department enters social media world

Facebook cover photo.

Franklin County, Mo. - In an effort to increase public awareness of law enforcement and public safety efforts, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office entered the world of social networking by launching a “facebook” page.

Joining the social networking site of “facebook”, which is nearly 584 million people strong, will enable the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office to become more transparent to the citizens of Franklin County and those that have an interest in it.

The Beaufort/Leslie Fire Department recently placed 2100-gallon pumper/tanker in-service

Pictured is a new 2100 gallon pumper/tanker that Beaufort/Leslie fire department recently placed in service, replacing a 30-year-old tanker that had become unsafe to even drive.

Beaufort, Mo. – When firefighters respond to a fire, seconds really do count.  Having reliable, well-maintained equipment is a top priority for the Beaufort/Leslie Fire Department.

The district is investing their tax dollars to provide taxpayers the best resources possible for firefighters to better serve the district in a safer and more efficient manner.

Schools across the state to hold earthquake drills on Thursday - 201st anniversary of new madrid quake

Missouri News Horizon
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri is at risk of an earthquake, state officials say, at some point in the future.

The State Emergency Management Agency is encouraging Missourians to take note, and they are. Steve Besemer, the Earthquake Project Manager for SEMA, said nearly 500,000 have signed up to participate in an earthquake drill on Thursday.