Archives for September 2018

Coffee with a Cop

The Branson Police Department invites residents to join them for Coffee with a Cop this coming Wednesday. On October 3, from 9-10 a.m., community members can meet and greet law enforcement at the McDonalds Restaurant, on West Main Street. Coffee with a Cop is a national event to promote open and honest communication between police and residents in an effort to bridge the gapa.
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Galena community mourns death of teen killed in accident

Vigils and other events continue in Galena as the community and school district mourns the loss of a teenager in a late Monday afternoon accident. KRZK’s Scott McCaulley reports, the Missouri State Highway Patrol says 16-year-old Lawrence Carter was killed when he lost control of his vehicle, on MO 176, four miles east of Galena. Speed was a factor in the crash, according to the accident report. School officials with the Galena School District say counselors have been available to students to help cope with this tragedy.
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New details in hit and run that put 12 year old girl in hospital

PRINGFIELD — New details have emerged in a hit and run that put a 12 year old girl in the hospital. Springfield Police say they now know the make and model of the SUV that struck the child Wednesday morning, at Campbell avenue and Plainview road, and did not stop to help. Witnesses say it may be a white mid-size Lincoln SUV, with a gold trim package. If you have any information about this hit and run, you’re urged to contact Springfield Police.
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Police say the child that was hit was treated at an area hospital, and is expected to recover, according to reports.
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1029 the Z’s Fall Food Drive is underway

Our Sister Station 1029 the Z’s Fall Food Drive is underway. Morning Brew Host Lisa Johnson has moved into her Mini-Pod on the Wal-Mart Parking Lot in Harrison to collect food for the organizations served by the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas. Non-Perishable Food Items will be accepted at the Wal-Mart Parking lot through October 8 with the site open for collections 24 hours a day. Lisa Johnson will broadcast her show live from the Pod every day plus provide updates throughout the Food Drive.
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One vehicle crash in Stone County claimed the life of an Independence man

A one vehicle crash in Stone County claimed the life of an Independence man. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports 69 year old James Graham was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle on Highway 13 near Lampe Thursday afternoon and crashed into a tree. Graham was pronounced dead at the scene by the Stone County Coroner.
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Voters will decide if minimum wage workers in Arkansas will get a raise

Voters will decide in November if minimum wage workers in Arkansas will get a raise. The wage increase initiative on the Nov. 6 ballot is called “Arkansas Issue 5 — and our media partners at Ozarks First reports that while most Harrison residents seemed to favor the increase, some small business owners are questioning what impact it will have on their budget. A Census Bureau survey reveals that Arkansas ranked 44th in the nation with a more than 17-percent poverty rate last year. However, they say the number of people living in poverty in the state is shrinking. Read the complete story on-line at Hometown Daily News Dot Com.
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Arkansas group fights to raise minimum wage

A political group in Arkansas wants the minimum wage to be increased to $11 an hour by 2021. Currently, Arkansas’ minimum wage is $8.50 an hour, but the group “Arkansans for a Fair Wage” have been in lengthy court battles to get the issue on the November ballot. Critics argue a wage increase could force cut backs for corporations and small businesses. In Greene county, a similar minimum wage initiative will be on the November ballot as well.
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One-car crash near Ozark left driver hospitalized

A one-car accident on Highway 65, six miles south of Ozark, Tuesday morning left the driver hospitalized. Authorities said, 56-year-old Robby Rosenau of Cameron, Missouri lost control of his vehicle, ran off the road, and became airborne, before landing on some large rocks at the bottom of a steep embankment. He was airlifted to Cox South Hospital in Springfield for treatment of injuries sustatained in the crash, which is under investigation.
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The flu is making an early debut in Taney County

The flu is making an early debut in Taney County. The Health Department has received reports of two flu cases in Taney County this week, and said seasonal flu activity usually doesn’t show up until October. Health department officials are recommending everyone over six months of age get a vaccination this flu season. Taney County had more lab confirmed cases of flu last winter than in the previous three seasons combined.
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Branson High School will host its annual College Fair

Branson High School will host its annual College Fair next Monday (October 1). Representatives from over 75 colleges and universities as well as technical schools and the military will be available to answer questions at the event, which will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. in the High School Commons. The event is open to all grade levels.
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