Archive - Dec 2012

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December 18th

BREAKING NEWS: Washington West Elementary/churches on lockdown - during manhunt for armed subject

Photo by Kyle Quick.  Residence where suspect was apprehended.
Click here to read complete story.

UPDATE: 1:21 p.m. - The suspect was apprehended at the above pictured residence off Holtgrewe Road.  Quick News spoke with both Franklin County Sherriff Gary Toelke and Washington Police Chief Ken Hahn; we will update with that information later this afternoon.

UPDATE: 1:06 p.m. - Franklin County Deputies have confirmed that the suspect in custody is the individual who originally fled the scene. 

Washington, Mo. - Following an attempted traffic stop, Washington Police began a search of the area for a suspect who fled the scene. 

Send Sympathies to Newtown, CT

Newtown, CT - The United States Postal Service has set up a Post Office Box in Newtown, Connecticut to receive care packages, letters, cards, and messages from the nation's schoolchildren. 


Conservation Commission sets 2013 turkey, deer season dates

JEFFERSON CITY–The Missouri Conservation Commission set dates for 2013 turkey- and deer-hunting seasons at its December meeting, giving hunters plenty of time to schedule vacation.



Flames seen from roof of Henniges Automotive - Maintenance and fire crews contain fire

New Haven, Mo. – Monday night at 10:59 p.m. New Haven/Berger Fire initially was dispatched to Hennings Automotive for a fire alarm sounding.  Minutes later fire crews were re-dispatched for a first alarm commercial structure fire after New Haven Police advised flames could be seen and evacuation was in progress.  Washington Fire Department’s ladder truck was also dispatched along with one pumper to assist.

December 17th

Union resident rear-ended, receives moderate injuries

Union, Mo. - Coy Smith, 85, of Union sustained moderate injuries in a two-vehicle accident this afternoon in Union, while stopped in traffic on Highway 50, .6 miles west of Independence Ave.


SNL Tribute to Sandy Hook Elementary and real stories told by real people

Tribute to Sandy Hook Elementary on Saturday Night Live
--Now that days have passed since 27 innocent lives were lost, mainstream media begins focusing on what could have prevented such tragedy or whatever else they can come up with, instead of acknowledging what people across the United States are doing to honor and remember Sandy Hook Elementary.

Instead of listening to the same thing over and over you can choose what video tributes to watch or read what regular everyday people are saying.

Watch the tribute that was done at the beginning of Saturday night live, video tributes people have made, or what is being discussed on Facebook or Twitter.

These are real people sharing real stories.

New Haven looks to rebound from last week's combined four losses

Coach Peirick and Coach Steinhoff hope to rebound from last week’s combined four losses.
Photo by Megan Bauer

By Kyle Quick

New Haven looks to rebound from last week’s losses that both the girls and boys basketball teams suffered at the hands of St. James and Pacific.

The Lady Shamrocks ended a four game winning streak after losing last Monday to St. James, 41-38, followed by their second straight loss to Pacific, 48-30, three nights later.

December 15th

Tragic School Shooting and The Heroic Acts of Valor

Updated: Dec. 15 3:00 p.m.

Throughout Friday, December 14, 2012 “we were reminded what teachers do and how much they care, even in the face of terror.”

When First grade teacher Kaitlin Roig at Sandy Hook Elementary, began hearing gunfire she somehow managed to fit her 15 students into a bathroom, ultimately saving their lives.

Watch the emotional interview with ABC as Roig describes the sequence of events that took place in her classroom.

The newest information will always be posted at the top of our news feed.

Quick News bringing a national news event to one location.

List of Victims' Names:

Charlotte Bacon, 6,  Daniel Barden, 7, Rachel Davino, 29, Olivia Engel, 6, Josephine Gay, 7, Ana Marquez-Greene, 6, Dylan Hockley, 6, Dawn Hocksprung, 47, Madeline Hsu, 6, Catherine Hubbard, 6, Chase Kowalski, 7, Jesse Lewis, 6, James Mattioli, 6, Grace McDonnell, 7, Anne Marie Murphy, 52, Emilie Parker, 6, Jack Pinto, 6, Noah Pozner, 6, Caroline Previdi, 6, Jessica Rekos, 6, Avielle Richman, 6, Lauren Russeau, 30, Mary Sherlach, 56, Victoria Soto, 27, Benjamin Wheeler, 6, Allison Wyatt, 6 

December 14th

Useless phone scammers attempt to trick people in giving personal financial information

--New Haven area banks warn customers of telephone scam. 

Many area residents have been receiving automated phone calls stating that their debit cards have been blocked, prompting them to press 1 and enter their 16 digit card number to unblock the card. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office organizes sex offender compliance team

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office recently took great strides to insure that local, registered sex offenders are abiding by the law and are keeping their records updated.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and members of the US Marshal’s Service from the St. Louis Office recently organized a team of investigators to check compliance of individuals in Franklin County who are listed on the Sex Offender Registration List.

St. James hands Shamrocks second straight loss 49-41

Smooth as butter:
Ross Seitter hit double figures for the second straight game, scoring 13 points against St. James.  Scoring 7 of his 13 points in the third quarter.

December 13th

Power prices could rise again, on top of Ameren rate hike

By Johnny Kampis | Missouri Watchdog

ST. LOUIS — Customers of Ameren Missouri will be paying $120 a year more for electricity, and higher rates are on the horizon.

The Missouri Public Service Commission earlier this week OK’d Ameren’s rate increase that will hike residential bills an average of $10 a month.

But the PSC has yet to act on a proposal to create a separate rate class for low-income power customers, which could cause bills to increase even more for those not in that lower rate class.

OBITURARY: NEW HAVEN: Robert Francis Monzyk (October 1, 1918 - December 12, 2012)

Robert Francis Monzyk, 94, of New Haven, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at New Haven Care Center.

Mr. Monzyk was born in Washington, Missouri on October 1, 1918, the son of the late Theodore R. and Frances (Hoelscher) Monzyk.

Mr. Monzyk was the widower of Doris A. (Koch) Monzyk. They were married December 23, 1948 at Hermann, MO. She preceded him in death on October 7, 2007.

December 31st


December 12th

High School Choir has brilliant performance at Christmas Concert

Pictured in back is Abby Klahn and in front Madison Johnson
Video of performance below.

Wednesday night’s Christmas Concert revealed some very talented vocal artist after New Haven High School’s Choir's jaw dropping performance.

The evening also included performances by the high school band along with the Middle School’s Band and Choir.

December 12th

Rate hike for Ameren customers - Average $10 increase per month

Missouri News Horizon
If you’re an Ameren Missouri customer, your bill is about to go up. The Missouri Public Service Commission has granted the utility a 260-million dollar rate increase for Ameren’s electric customers.

That figures out to about ten dollars a month for an average residential customer.


By Kyle Quick
You wake up in the morning and bang the date is 12/12/12. December 12, 2012 has '12's in a row. Oh no, what do we do? Sounds like a good reason to call in sick for work.

There are plenty of people who have made their predictions based on this, that, and the other about what will happen or if will we all turn into some type of animal; maybe 12 different types. I took 12 minutes to search the web to find out why there is so much hype over today’s date.

St. James remains perfect sneaking past New Haven 41-38

Megan Shockley banks in two of her eight points.

New Haven, Mo. – St. James entered Monday night’s Four Rivers Conference season opener undefeated.

New Haven improved to 5-1 after knocking of South Callaway 50-29 last Thursday.

New Haven ended the first half with a one-point lead, 20-19, holding St. James to a season low for points scored in the first half.

However St. James eventually took advantage after forcing the Lady Rocks into a season high 24 turnovers to squeeze out their eighth win, keeping their perfect record intact, 41-38. The Lady Rocks out rebounded St. James with a season high 34 boards to St. James’s nine.

December 11th

Two killed and one seriously injured in Clackamas Town Center Shooting

Portland, OR - According to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s office an adult male entered the Clackamas Town Center’s food court around 4:30 p.m. CST opening fire killing two people and leaving one victim with serious injuries.

The shooter apparently died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The suspect was an adult male.

Tax increases on middle class - the wealthy - budget cuts - Congress can't decide as "fiscal cliff" nears

By Johnny Kampis | Missouri Watchdog
ST. LOUIS — Tick tock goes the fiscal clock, and when the alarm sounds taxes will rise.

The nation will fall off the so-called “fiscal cliff” in less than three weeks unless Congress can reach an agreement on a combination of budget cuts and tax increases.

But as the days draw nearer to 2013, when Bush-era tax cuts expire and rates stand to go up, Missouri’s congressional delegation seems as divided on the issue as the rest of the nation.

“The clock is ticking, no question about that,” said Steve Walsh, Rep. Vicky Hartzler’s press secretary.

If nothing is done the average American family’s tax bill stands to go up between about $3,000 to $4,000, depending on which study you believe. The Heritage Foundation said the average Missourian would pay $2,634 more in taxes next year.