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edited news release | April 16, 2012
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Col. Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, congratulates the 32 employees honored at the Patrol's annual awards and The MASTERS banquet last Saturday at the Holiday Inn Executive Center.  Family, friends, and The MASTERS members gathered to honor the heroes of 2011. Here are the awards and descriptions: Memorial Award Trooper Frederick F. "Fred" Guthrie Jr., Troop A On August 1, 2011, Guthrie and his patrol dog Reed were assigned to the Missouri River flood duty.
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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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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 KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | September 16, 2010
AURORA, Mo. -- The Aurora School District says Superintendent Danny Decker was injured in a motorcycle accident on Wednesday night. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident happened about 8:20 pm, two miles east of Monett in Lawrence County. The Highway Patrol says an SUV pulled into the path of Decker's motorcycle on U.S. 60, striking him and ejecting him from the motorcycle. The patrol says the SUV ran off the road and overturned. The Highway Patrol report describes Decker's injuries as serious.
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by KY3 News and news@ky3.com | April 4, 2012
MENTOR, Mo. -- A 21-year-old man died Tuesday evening after a two-vehicle crash on the Greene-Christian county line east of Springfield.  It happened at the intersection of Farm Road 194 (County Line Road) at Highway NN around 6:30. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a pickup driven by Chase Bryant, 19, of Ozark, blew through a stop sign on the farm road and was broadsided by an SUV on the highway.  A passenger in the pickup, Kael Bryant, was killed in the crash.  His brother is seriously hurt.  The driver of the SUV, Betty Lewis, 50, of Ozark, suffered minor injuries. 
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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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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 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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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor and cbrewer@schurz.com | April 25, 2013
LEBANON, Mo. - The Missouri State Highway Patrol announced the arrests of more than a dozen Laclede County residents as they wrapped up a two-year investigation into a narcotics ring Thursday. The Highway Patrol says state troopers, members of the Lake Area Narcotic Enforcement Group and Laclede County Sheriff's Department investigated 34 people in and around Laclede County and obtained warrants for them. The investigations centered on possession, distribution and sale of several drugs, including methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, marijuana and prescription medication.
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Missouri State Highway Patrol edited news release | December 17, 2011
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- Thirty Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers graduated from the Patrol's Law Enforcement Academy Friday in Jefferson City, MO. They will report for duty on January 2, 2012.   The 94th Recruit Class reported to the Academy on July 1, 2011. Graduation ceremonies were held at the Patrol's Law Enforcement Academy, General Headquarters, Jefferson City. During the graduation ceremony, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster addressed the class. The Honorable Zel M. Fischer, Missouri Supreme Court, administered the Oath of Office to the new troopers.
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