Route U in Wayne County Closed for Culvert Replacement

Route U in Wayne County will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert under the roadway. This section of roadway is located 1 mile from Route FF. Weather permitting, work will be performed Tuesday, July 14 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists…

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Director says medical marijuana could be in dispensaries this fall

Medical marijuana could be available in dispensaries this fall, now that two cultivation facilities passed inspection and have been certified to begin growing plants in Missouri. One cultivation facility near St. Louis and another in Perryville were allowed to legally plant crops in mid-June, the first businesses in the state to gain official approval. “If…

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Sandra Jean (Bennett) Kamer

Sandra Jean (Bennett) Kamer, 71, of Patterson, MO, passed away Friday, July 10, 2020, at her residence. Visitation will be held at 5:00 pm, Sunday, July 12, 2020, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont Chapel. Funeral service will be at 10:00 am, Monday, July 13, 2020, also in the Piedmont Chapel. Burial will be in Lewis Cemetery, Lodi.Online…

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Pedestrian struck in Iron County

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle Saturday at 2:08 a.m.  on Highway 21 south of  County Road 11. Jeremey Lukefar, 29, of Ste. Genevieve was seriously injured. He was flown by Air Evac to Barnes Jewish Medical Center in St. Louis. The Highway Patrol said he was struck in the roadway by a southbound…

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Lowndes Man Injured

Sixty-five-year-old Norman Gentry of Lowndes was injured Saturday morning in a crash on Highway TT, one-tenth of a mile north of Highway Z. The accident occurred at 11:32 a.m. Gentry was southbound on a 2002 Suzuki C90. The Highway Patrol said the crash occurred when Gentry struck some debris in the roadway. The vehicle travelled off…

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Viburnum Woman Seriously Injured

A Viburnum woman was seriously injured Saturday afternoon on a private drive near Viburnum. Victoria Shover, 49, was a passenger on a 2010 Canam 4 wheeler that Was driven by 78-year-old Gary Jordan of Viburnum. The Highway Patrol said the ATV overturned in the roadway. Shover was flown by air ambulance to Mercy Medical Center in…

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Missouri schools opt for hybrid, every-other-day instruction

Missouri school districts will be allowed to have students attend every other day and learn remotely on alternating days, helping schools avoid fund penalties related to attendance, according to the Associated Press. The State Board of Education passed two emergency rules Tuesday establishing hybrid instructions models paving the way for districts to reopen schools, according…

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Poplar Bluff man injured

Bryan Lunsford, 35, of Poplar Bluff was hurt in a crash in Wayne County at 2 a.m. Tuesday morning. The accident occurred on Marina Road in Wappapello State Park. Lunsford was southbound in a 2011 Ford Ranger. The Highway Patrol said he failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the road and overturned. Lunsford had…

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Piedmont Man Injured

A Piedmont man was injured early Tuesday morning in a one-car crash in Wayne County. Andrew Mize, 24, ran off the road on Highway 34 at Route C. His Saturn Iron struck a sign and overturned. Mize received moderate injuries and was taken to Poplar Bluff Regional Hospital.

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Two seriously injured

Two people were seriously injured Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash at 4:30 p.m. on Highway 21 at Route H, 5 miles south of Ellington. Brian Ottwell, 18, of Ellington was westbound in a 2004 Dodge Durango. The Highway Patrol said he pulled out in front of a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado that was driven by…

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