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By: Staff | June 15, 2013
STOCKTON, Mo. -- The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating the drowning of a swimmer on Stockton Lake Saturday. 36-year-old Christopher Roper was swimming at Stockton Lake's public beach No. 1 when witnesses say he went underwater without surfacing immediately.  Medical personnel resuscitated Roper at the scene.  He later died at Citizens Memorial Hospital. This is the second drowning for for Troop D of the Missouri Highway Patrol in 2013.  
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KY3 News | August 7, 2011
The funeral is Monday for a local Highway Patrol trooper who was killed on vacation. Services for Corporal Don Ivie are at 10 a.m. at Praise Assembly Church in Springfield.  Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery North.  There will be no visitation. It was a week ago Sunday when Ivie fell to his death while climbing at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Cpl. Ivie was an 18 year veteran of the Highway Patrol.
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by Sara Forhetz, KY3 News | December 8, 2012
FAIR GROVE, Mo.-- The Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash one mile south of Fair Grove. It happened along U.S. 65, near Shelby Road around 2:00a.m. Saturday morning. According to the crash report, the crash occurred as Krystal Cook, 22, was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of U.S. 65.  Her Chevy Silverado veered off the west edge of the northbound lanes into the median. Cook over-corrected, returned to the northbound lanes of the roadway and struck a Jeep Grand Cherokee head-on.  Darrel Wilson, 23, was driving that Jeep, and was killed.
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by Terra Haff | December 21, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating a reported threat to kill Gov. Jay Nixon. A spokesman for the patrol says the threat came from a someone in Springfield.  Investigators say the Springfield Police Department passed on a report about the threat on Tuesday afternoon.  The Missouri Highway Patrol says it remains an ongoing investigation.  Governor Nixon was re-elected to a second-term in office in November.  The...
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January 30, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri House Budget Committee is demanding answers from the Highway Patrol superintendent over the agency's purchase of a new $5.6 million airplane.   Lawmakers are questioning the need for the plane and whether its purchase was politically motivated.   Col. Ronald Replogle testified at a hearing Wednesday that the plane was purchased to help the patrol in its homicide and drug investigations. He said other state officials, including Gov. Jay Nixon, use the patrol's current passenger plane 70% of the time.
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by Mike Landis, KY3 News and mlandis@ky3.com | December 21, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Despite more traffic packing onto city streets and highways, fewer drivers are crashing their cars. For the first nine months of this year, the number of vehicle crashes in the city is down 3%.  However, the city also reports some of the wrecks that have happened have been worse. From January through September of this year, 20 people were killed in wrecks, compared to 7 the same time last year.  The number for the remainder of this eyar wont be tallies until the begining of 2013.
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April 18, 2013
Licking, Mo. --  Two turkey hunters were rescued from a field near Licking in Texas County Thursday afternoon.  The Missouri Highway Patrol told KY3 News that Boiling Springs Creek rose up and cut them off from their vehicles.  State Troopers and Texas County first responders along withe a highway patrol helicopter got the hunters to safety.  One hunter was taken to a St. Louis Hospital to be treated for hypothermia.
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by Mike Landis, KY3 News and mlandis@ky3.com | September 25, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - It looks like Missouri is keeping its crown as the king of methamphetamine.  The Missouri Highway Patrol says, of all meth lab incidents across the country through last June, one out of every five took place in the Show-Me State. There could be a bright spot, however. Unlike previous years, 2012 isn't seeing explosive explosive growth. The patrol reports most individual counties are on par to match 2011s meth lab numbers. Some, like Taney, are showing signs of slight decreases.
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By: Chris Replogle and creplogle@schurz.com | April 18, 2013
NEAR PHILLIPSBURG, Mo. -- The Missouri Highway Patrol rerouted traffic on I-44 between Marshfield and Lebanon much of Thursday evening after a semi caught fire. The fire closed the westbound lanes for several hours near Phillipsburg.   Troopers rerouted traffic onto outer roads.  The interstate reopened shortly after 10:00 p.m.  The driver of the semi was not hurt. Viewers submitted pictures of the crash while stuck in traffic.
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By Chris Brewer, web editor and cbrewer@schurz.com | September 19, 2013
JEROME, Mo. - A man from Doolittle who served as a firefighter with Rolla Fire and Rescue died in a single-vehicle crash near Jerome early Thursday morning. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Clarence S. Huffman, 42, died after his 2004 Chevrolet pickup traveled off the left side of eastbound Interstate 44, overcorrected and ran off the south side of the freeway, rolling the pickup several times down an embankment. Huffman was ejected from the pickup, according to a crash report.
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by Chris Brewer, web editor | September 18, 2013
BLUE EYE, Mo. -- A 22-year-old middle school teacher from Blue Eye died in a single-vehicle crash along Missouri 86 early Wednesday.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Jordynn Brown was driving a 2004 Ford Focus when she took a curve too fast as she drove west on Missouri 86 just outside Blue Eye.  The patrol says she ran off the roadway and struck a tree. Southern Stone County Fire Protection District public information officer Eric Nielsen said a sheriff's deputy arrived at the wreck at roughly 6:15 a.m. near Honeydo Lane.  A passerby says she saw the crash about 6 a.m. and called 9-1-1.
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By: Staff and news@kspr.com | August 29, 2013
HARTVILLE, Mo. -- The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash that killed a commercial truck driver on Thursday afternoon. Troopers say the driver drove the truck off Missouri 5 and struck a tree north of Hartville.   The truck was hauling medical oxygen tanks.  It was a one-vehicle crash.    
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by Chris Replogle and creplogle@schurz.com | August 21, 2013
GOLDEN CITY, Mo. -- Search and rescue teams gathered at 9 a.m. Wednesday to continue the search for 12-year-old Adriaunna Horton. Adraunna disappeared Monday evening from a park in Golden City.  More than 250 volunteers searched the area on horseback and four-wheelers Tuesday afternoon.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol used dive teams and a helicopter to search for Horton. Late Tuesday afternoon, a man from Lamar was charged with kidnapping the girl on Monday.  Bobby D. Bourne Jr., 34, was charged after being held in the Barton County jail for 24 hours.  He now has a $1 million bond.  Witnesses in the park say Adriaunna left with Bourne.  “Yesterday, my little girl was over here.  She just got home from school.  She went to Hazel's Park here in Golden City, she was playing with her sisters and two friends and a guy pulled up and coaxed my daughter over to the vehicle and abducted her,” said Adriaunna's dad, James Horton of Golden City.
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By: Staff | August 11, 2013
KINGSTON, Mo. -- The Missouri Highway Patrol is searching for an escapee from the Caldwell County jail, wanted on numerous charges including the rape of a University of Missouri student in June.  Brian James Adkison escaped shortly before midnight Saturday.  He was last seen barefoot and wearing only white boxer shorts.  The 23-year-old left the jail on foot.  Morgan County deputies near the Lake of the Ozarks first arrested Adkison in...
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by Mike Landis and Chris Brewer, KY3 News and news@ky3.com | August 8, 2013
DIGGINS, Mo. -- A teenage boy and girl from Seymour died after their vehicle drove off Highway A and overturned into the James River in Webster County. Sgt. Jason Pace , a spokesman for the Missouri State Highway Patrol, says Dara Hensley, 17, and Noah Hensley, 15, were in a 2007 Toyota Tundra.  Dara Hensley was driving northbound on Highway A between Marshfield and Diggins when the truck struck a guardrail on the bridge, overturned and flipped into the James River. A Springfield Fire Department water rescue team was dispatched to the crash, and Marshfield and Logan-Rogersville firefighters also worked at the scene.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor and Email Chris / Follow Chris on Twitter | August 2, 2013
MACOMB, Mo. - A man from Norwood suffered serious injuries when the motor scooter he was riding on flipped and landed on top of him. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash took place on Cottengim Road two miles south of Macomb in Wright County Thursday evening. A crash report stated that Randy A. Dodson, 45, was rounding a curve as he traveled westbound and was ejected from his Kaitong motor scooter. The scooter then flipped on top of Dodson, seriously injuring him. Dodson was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield.
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By: Staff | July 30, 2013
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Mo. -- It was a deadly end to a police chase near Mountain View Missouri.   The Missouri Highway Patrol reports police spotted a car driven by an escaped inmate Steven Mitchell.  Police say he had escaped from the Jackson County, Arkansas jail.  The chase started near Mountain View, Missouri.  The driver lost control on Highway T.  The car burst into flames.  Mitchell was pronounced dead at the scene. A woman with him before the chase started faces warrants for helping him escape.
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by Dustin Hodges, KY3 News and dhodges@ky3.com | July 24, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. --  If you've ever wanted to fight crime, here's your chance. The Missouri Highway Patrol is now accepting applications for its 99th Recruiting Class. You can apply any time between now and Aug. 24, but if you want to take the written and physical tests in Springfield, you need to have your application in as soon as possible. That's because testing in Springfield will be Saturday, August 3, at the Missouri State University campus. You must apply AND be contacted by the Highway Patrol's human resources department before you can take the tests.  Applicants must be 21 before the class graduates and have 60 college hours or two years experience in law enforcement or in the military.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor and Email Chris / Follow Chris on Twitter | July 24, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A crash west of the Springfield city limits killed a man from Clever and shut down lanes on Interstate 44 for roughly four hours Wednesday morning. A Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report said Travis R. Smith, 21, of Clever, died when his Toyota Tundra crossed the median from the eastbound lanes of Interstate 44 near the 73 mile marker and struck a tractor-trailer that was traveling westbound on the freeway. The Greene County medical examiner pronounced Smith dead at the scene.
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