Sunday, April 14, 2013
The Missouri Highway Patrol admitted releasing the names of concealed weapon permit holders to the Social Security Administration in what the government said was a law enforcement investigation. Do you agree?
The Missouri Highway Patrol admitted last week that it released the names of at least 163,000 concealed weapon permit holders to a federal agent investigating disability fraud, according to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and a variety of other media outlets. The news has people buzzing on every side of the gun control debate. Locally, Republican Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones of Eureka told the newspaper he was "very concerned that this may be a back-door attempt to create the Eric Holder gun registry." The concealed weapon registry is not open to the public and Missouri law says it's a misdemeanor to disclose information about the people who hold permits. Missouri State Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, was cited on Wednesday in …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Ashley Harper was ejected from her vehicle after it left the roadway.
A High Ridge woman survived a car crash May 31 on Highway FF just south of Schoenfeld drive in Jefferson County. According to a Missouri Highway Patrol report, Ashley Harper, 21, of High Ridge, was travelling northbound on Highway FF when her Ford Ranger went off the west edge of the roadway, striking an embankment before overturning. Harper, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle, according to the report. She was taken to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur and was initially listed in serious condition, but a hospital spokesman said Harper was treated and released on the same day.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
A Wildwood resident driving a motorcycle was fatally injured Friday in Franklin County.
Wildwood resident Jonnie McIntyre, 63, died Friday when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a truck on Missouri Route 100 in Franklin County near West Osage, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report. McIntyre was westbound on the highway, per the report, when his 2005 Harley Davidson was struck by a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado truck, which was driven by Charles Mauzy, 57, of Fenton. According to the report, Mauzy failed to yield when making a left turn. The accident occurred at 11:58 a.m. McIntyre was transported to St. John's Mercy Hospital, but was pronounced dead at 12:44 p.m.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Graduating class of 36 from the Missouri State Highway Patrol will begin patrolling roadways as a conclusion to their six-month training program.
Two local men were among a group of 36 new troopers who graduated from the Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City. Trooper Marc R. Ashby, 30, a native of Warren, Ohio, was assigned to Zone 3, St. Louis County. Ashby graduated from Rockwood Summit High School in Fenton. He attended college at St. Louis Community College at Meramec and the University of Missouri, St. Louis. He and his wife, Megan, currently reside in Jackson, Mo. Before his commission he was a police officer for three and a half years with the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Trooper John R. Henry, 23, a native of St. Louis, was assigned to Zone 5, Pike/Lincoln counties. Henry graduated from Lindbergh High School in South County, …