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edited news release from the Western Taney County Fire District | August 20, 2012
MERRIAM WOODS, Mo. -- Western Taney County firefighters had to put out a fire in a dump truck on Monday afternoon.   The truck burned on Highway F near Merriam Woods about 1 p.m.  When firefighters arrived, the cab of the truck was fully involved in fire and fuel from the truck was on fire and burning in the ditch, starting a small grass fire.  Firefighters from two stations got the fires out in about 15 minutes. Highway F was closed for about an hour as crews removed the truck and Missouri Department of Transportation crews cleaned up debris and inspected the road for damage.
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Brian Vandenberg,edited news release from the Western Taney County Fire District | October 1, 2012
Ridgedale, MO -This morning, shortly before 9am firefighters from the Western Taney County Fire District responded to a Structure Fire located at 792 Hillcrest Drive in Ridgedale.  When firefighters arrived, the house was fully involved.   Firefighters were able to quickly confirm that no one was home and were able to bring the flames under control in about an hour.  The Missouri State Fire Marshal was called to investigate the cause of the fire.  After the preliminary investigation, the Fire Marshal ruled the fire undetermined due to the extensive damage to the home.  Firefighters remained on scene working to extinguish hot spots for a total of 4 hours.
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Emily Wood, KY3 News and ewood@ky3.com | April 27, 2012
Walnut Shade, Mo. -- Every day Jim and Sheila Henderson wait and watch for their new friend, a roadrunner, to come visit them.  They've nicknamed the bird "Woody. " "We heard a noise at the front window, just a pecking noise.  I went and looked and said, 'Jimmy, come quick, come quick!  There's a roadrunner at our window, and he's got something in his mouth,'" said Sheila Henderson. For the last two weeks, the Hendersons say "Woody" has been running up their front lawn, bringing special gifts to their front porch.
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By: Staff | July 12, 2013
NEAR BRANSON, Mo. -- Firefighters are battling a large brush fire in Taney County. Several fire departments responded to a large brush fire southeast of Hollister Friday afternoon.  The fire has burned two barns and several bales of hay.  Firefighters have kept the fire away from a nearby golf course.  Firefighters say the fire has torched 30 acres.        
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Steve Grant, KY3 News and sgrant@ky3.com | July 23, 2012
FORSYTH, Mo. - Taney County is convening a grand jury to consider evidence in what the prosecutor described as several "complex" cases. The panel will be in session up to six months and will be asked to look at possible indictments in criminal investigations over the past few years.  The cases that members will be examining are not made public.
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by KY3 News | August 7, 2011
FORSYTH, Mo. -- The National Weather Service says a fire that kept fire crews busy on Saturday was caused by a lightning strike.  The Western Taney County Fire Protection District spent nearly four hours trying to put out the grass fire along Highway T. The flames scorched around 20 acres.  No buildings were damaged.
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Emily Wood, KY3 News and ewood@ky3.com | March 7, 2012
Tornado victims in some of the hardest hit areas are trying to hold onto the things that matter most to them.  For many that includes the family pet.  A special program in Stone and Taney Counties is helping make that possible for people who lost nearly everything in last week's tornado. "They have a lot of things to worry about.  We're trying to make it for their animals one less thing they have to worry about," said Eric Hansen, with Taney County Animal Control. Hansen is one of the county workers delivering pet supplies to families that survived the tornado.  Money from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
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Ashley Reynolds, KY3 News and areynolds@ky3.com | March 16, 2013
TANEY COUNTY, Mo-- In a few weeks voters will head to the polls. One issue in Taney County, will be the option of adding a library system.      Taney is one of only three counties in the state that does not have a publicly funded library. More than twenty years has passed since a library district was created in the state. Supporters say they've lost out on decades of funding and now they are severely behind compared with other libraries. There are two privately funded libraries, one in Forsyth and one in Branson.
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by Ashley Reynolds, KY3 News and areynolds@ky3.com | March 21, 2013
FORSYTH, Mo. -- Taney County voters will decide on April 2 whether two private libraries should go public.  If approved, both facilities would get upgrades.  Some taxpayers, however, don't want to foot the bill through a higher property tax. “At what point do we say, 'Enough is enough,'? asked Josh Smith. Smith says it's not about the service but rather about taxpayer dollars. “You are forcing citizens in the county to pay a tax they may never use,” he said. Voters will decide if a library in Branson and another in Forsyth should receive public funding.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor and cbrewer@schurz.com | May 16, 2013
FORSYTH, Mo. - Two Taney County jailers are facing their own jail time for allegedly sleeping with inmates. Online court records show Chadwick Brewer and Corey Ridings face charges for having sex with a female inmate. Ridings has been charged with four counts and Brewer has been charged with one count. Both men have posted bond. They'll appear in court next month.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor and Email Chris / Follow Chris on Twitter | September 3, 2013
LEBANON, Mo. -- A man from Springfield is in the Laclede County Jail after a state trooper says he exceeded a posted speed limit by more than 60 mph while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Meshal Alghuson, 24, was pulled over near Lebanon at the 123 mile marker of eastbound Interstate 44 at 12:50 a.m. Monday by a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper, according to Troop I spokesman Sgt. Dan Crain.  The trooper said Alghuson hit 133 mph and was driving drunk. Crain said the trooper did not have to pursue Alghuson's vehicle, and Alghuson surrendered without incident.  He was driving a 2004 Nissan Maxima.  He was taken to the Laclede County jail.
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by Shayla Patrick, KY3 News and spatrick@ky3.com | August 20, 2013
MERRIAM WOODS, Mo -- One man is dead after an early morning accident in Taney County. Several hours after the crash, officers located the person accused of leaving the scene.  Many questions still remain unanswered about details leading up to the accident. Several homeowners along Old Trail Road in Merriam Woods were woken up before sunrise to lights and sirens. "I just kind of woke up and noticed a lot of lights. I thought it was someone's headlights, then when I looked out I noticed a bunch of different colors from ambulances and police trucks," said Jim Handley, a Merriam Woods resident who lives near the site of the accident.
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by Chris Replogle and creplogle@schurz.com | August 19, 2013
MERRIAM WOODS, Mo. -- The Missouri State Highway Patrol and Merriam Woods police are investigating a deadly hit-and-run crash sometime Monday morning. Police Chief James Eaton says a car hit and killed a pedestrian near the intersection of Old Trail Road at Linwood.  The chief say the victim was a man in his 20s.     Police are not releasing any information about the vehicle that was involved.
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by Mike Landis, KY3 News and mlandis@ky3.com | August 15, 2013
FORSYTH, Mo. - There are more calls than ever coming into to Taney County's 911 Center.  However, the revenue to operate the system isn't keeping up with the growth. Running a 911 system costs money- something Taney County's 911 center says it's running low on.  That's because right now, it's funded by a surcharge on peoples monthly bills for landline phones.  But these days, most people are using cell phones, and ditching their home phones.  That is leaving fewer people to pay that 911 surcharge.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor and Email Chris / Follow Chris on Twitter | August 15, 2013
TANEY COUNTY, Mo. - There could be a change in the way a 911 center in Taney County is funded, and it could be up to voters whether or not that change takes place. The Taney County Commission is considering approving a tax for maintenance of the county's 911 call center, which now relies on cash from a landline surcharge. Should they approve that tax, it would make its way onto the ballot for voters to have their say come November.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor / info from news release and Email Chris / Follow Chris on Twitter | August 12, 2013
MILLER COUNTY, Mo. - Health officials have confirmed another case of Cyclospora in Missouri, this time in Miller County. The latest confirmed case was announced Monday afternoon in a news release from the state Department of Health and Senior Services. Previously, health officials in Jackson County, Kansas City metro area and Taney County had reported Cyclospora cases. Health officials are investigating, and say the source of the illness has not been confirmed yet. Symptoms of cyclospora infection include diarrhea, severe stomach cramps or nausea.
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edited news release | August 9, 2013
FORSYTH, Mo. -- The Taney County Commission waived the fee for residents using the Taney County Transfer Station to dispose of flood related debris. This waiver is for citizens only and does not apply to commercial haulers. Vegetative debris, such as branches or limbs, is not accepted.  Only structural debris resulting from the flood will be taken during regular hours of operation.  Residents must obtain and present a voucher for the fees to be waived.  Hollister residents may contact the City of Hollister at (417)
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edited news release | August 6, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Crime Stoppers asks for help locating fugitive Joseph L. Hall Jr. of Branson.  He is wanted on charges of violating his parole after being convicted of forging checks, plus charges of first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and armed criminal action in Taney County. Hall, 32, is white, about 5-foot-10 and 148 pounds with a bald head and brown eyes.  People with information about this fugitive, or any other felony, can call Crime Stoppers at (417) 869-TIPS (8477)
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by Paula Morehouse, KY3 News | August 4, 2013
Jefferson City, Mo. -- The state's health department has received word of a third case of f a stomach bug known as cyclospora. The latest case comes from Kansas City area, and it's the second one reported from that area this week.       The Department of Health and Senior Services also reported a case from Taney County in southwest Missouri.     Officials have not confirmed the source of the infection, and it's not know if Missouri's cases are linked to cyclospora infections in more than a dozen other states in which hundreds of people have been sickened.
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Edited News Release | July 26, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has been notified by health providers in Taney County of a case of Cyclospora. Another Missouri case has been confirmed in the Kansas City area.  Nationwide, there are reports of nearly 300 cases in several states. The Centers for Disease Control has yet to narrow down which specific food item is spreading the illness.  However, the parasite is commonly found in fresh produce.  The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is currently working with the CDC and other agencies to investigate whether or not these cases are linked to cases in other states.
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