Archive - Jun 20, 2012

Teachers receive substantial raise in salary

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New Haven, Mo.
– Tuesday night, the New Haven School Board approved a 3.2 percent raise to the district’s base salary along with an increase in “experience steps” (years of service), which will calculate out to veteran teachers seeing the largest increase in pay

This is one of the largest overall increases in teacher salaries since 2005-2006 when the base salary was raised 3.64%.

“Frog days” of summer begin at sunset June 30

Put down the blackberry bucket and pick up a frog gig.  Photo by MDC Staff.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missourians can celebrate summer with a favorite outdoor pastime, as frogging season begins at sunset June 30.

Millions participate in Alzheimer’s Association. "The Longest Day"

Credit Alzheimer’s Association.

Today, June 20, 2012, is the longest day of the year, participants across the northern hemisphere will push their limits in a sunrise-to-sunset relay to raise awareness and funds for the fight against Alzheimer’s. It’s one day to honor the passion, dedication and strength displayed by people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers every day.

Follow the millions of people in realtime who are participating in "The Longest Day" event.  Click here if you would like to make a donation.

We will provide regular updates on inspiring and heart warming stories.  Watch the video about an 18-year-old who talks about losing his grandmother to Alzheimer's.

Naked man assaults deputy after fleeing into woods

Robertsville, Mo. - A 37-year-old Robertsville man is in custody this morning while the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department investigates Tuesday evening’s odd chain of events in Robertsville, Mo.

Deputies responded to Bergman Road regarding a domestic violence situation involving a gun. The suspect was reported to have a firearm and other family members locked themselves in a room.

Kaylin's Kitchen: The first day of summer is finally here!

Summer has set in with its usual severity.  ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Summer is officially here; today marks the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year.