Public Safety

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

Photo by Kyle Quick.  Residence where suspect was apprehended.
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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. 

BREAKING NEWS: St. James Police searching for 17-year-old missing girl

St. James, Mo — Police in St. James, Missouri, are looking for Emily Daniel, a 17-year-old white female, who ran away from home on Saturday.

In a press release by the St. James Police Department, Emily Daniel was last seen by her parents on Saturday, November 10 around 5 p.m.

New Haven firefighters visit Franklin County R-II School

Firefighter Tracy Grote demonstrated how he puts on his fire gear while Assistant Chief Brian Strubberg explained how their gear protects them when going inside a burning building.

New Haven, Mo. – Friday morning New Haven/Berger Fire Department (NHBFD) wrapped up Fire Prevention week at Franklin County R-II.  Firefighters conducted a fire drill and inspected the school to insure their fire alarm system was working properly.

New Haven/Berger Fire visits New Haven Elementary - Poster winners announced

Photos by Kyle Quick:
Students are shown what firefighters look like when they have their gear on.

New Haven, Mo. – Wednesday afternoon volunteer firefighters with the New Haven/Berger Fire Department conducted a fire drill at New Haven Elementary in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week.

Warning Signs for Parents to Recognize Teens in Distress

Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for teens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Now, a University of Missouri public health expert has identified factors that will help parents, medical professionals and educators recognize teens at risk for self injury and suicide.

Local Collection Sites for Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

With public participation at an all-time high after four prior events in two years, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and its national, tribal, and community partners will hold a fifth National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at thousands of sites across America on Saturday the 29th.

High Schools to Compete in Statewide Battle of the Belt Competition

Jefferson City, MO - Early autumn battles between high schools normally remind you of the gridiron.  Battle of the Belt, a high school seat belt challenge, brings a different twist to high school rivalries. This statewide competition gives Missouri high schools an opportunity to win cash prizes for students' seat belt use.

Traffic death tolls continue ahead of last year

--The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports (MSHP) that 2012 continues to be a deadly year on Missouri’s roadways. Statistics from the MSHP shows that traffic crash deaths are running 11 percent ahead of the figures from last year.

Two fugitives arrested during Sheriff's Department sobriety checkpoints

Union, Mo. - The Franklin County Sheriff's Department conducted three sobriety checkpoints this past weekend on September 15-16, 2012.  Deputies established checkpoints on Highway 0 at Highway N, Coleman Road at Highway 100, and Highway MM and Highway 100.  As a result of these efforts three violators were arrested for driving while intoxicated and 539 vehicles were checked.

Sobriety checkpoints this weekend September 14-16

Franklin County, Mo. - Deputies of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office will be conducting sobriety checkpoints over the weekend of September 14-16, 2012 in an effort to make the roadways of Franklin County more safe for motorists.

New Haven Police crack down on drivers

New Haven, Mo. – The New Haven Police Department took part in the 2012 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” DWI Enforcement Campaign.
The enforcement campaign began August 17 through September 3.

Unhampered by the near constant weekend rain, New Haven Officers issued 12 citations for speeding and one for an unlicensed driver.

Fugitive arrested during weekend check points and prepare for increased enforcement through Labor Day

Franklin County, MO - Deputies of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office conducted two sobriety checkpoints this past Sat., Aug. 25.  The locations of the sobriety checkpoints were Highway 185 south of Beaufort at Highway O and Highway AT near Villa Ridge.

GE Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard

- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.



Bumbo Baby Seat Recall

Baby Seats Recalled for Repair by Bumbo International Due to Fall Hazard - Consumers should order free repair kit.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.

Recall of fruit, vegetable, and sandwhich products containing apples due to Listeria monocytogenes

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-  Missa Bay, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ready Pac Foods, Inc., of Swedesboro, New Jersey is voluntarily recalling a total of 293,488 cases and 296,224 individually distributed units of fruit, vegetable, and sandwich products containing apples, as listed below. 

Nearly four brush fires a day in Missouri due to extremem dry conditions

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Jefferson City, Mo.
- Extremely dry weather conditions across the state are causing Missouri officials to urge extra caution, as the risk of brush fires continues to lurk.

Missouri rated greatest fire risk in the nation

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The National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska has rated Missouri’s fire risk as the greatest in the nation.

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: New information just released - Two girls reported missing from Gerald, Mo

Pictures provided by Gerald PD.  Left is Makayla and right is Cienanna.

Gerald, Mo - 8:47 p.m.
The following information was just released by Gerald Police Officials moments ago after we spoke with them.

The two sisters left on foot and may have been seen heading east on US Highway 50 about 1 mile outside the Gerald city limits, both with backpacks.

The smartest of the smart just don't get it

New Haven, Mo – Last night around 11 p.m. we witnessed fireworks shot off in the area of Douglas Street and Melrose Street.  We were unable to determine exactly what residence the fireworks had come from.

Sherriff Toelke responds to concerned citizens and use of fireworks

Franklin County Mo. - Sherriff Gary Toelke released the following statement in response to the large number of phone calls from concerned citizens and people shooting off fireworks.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has been receiving calls from concerned citizens related to the dry weather conditions and the 4th of July holiday.

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