Gasconade County Sheriff’s Department Investigating Deceased Body Found Near Stony Hill Gun Club

STONY HILL, Mo. - This evening QuickNewsNow spoke with Captain Chuck Howard of the Gasconade County Sheriff’s Department about their investigation into the deceased body that was found Thursday night in the Stony Hill area.

Captain Howard said, “Thursday evening Gasconade County deputies were dispatched to the area where the Stony Hill Gun Club is located between 6:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. for a report of a deceased person.  When deputies arrived on scene they located the body of a white male, identified as Kenneth Archie Oberg.  We estimate that the body had been there for at least 48 hours.”

Operation Roadhouse - Colorado Man Pleads Guilty To Illegally Trafficking In Paddlefish

Photo courtesy of MDC.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Colorado man has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally trafficking in paddlefish caviar after being caught in an undercover operation in the Warsaw, Mo., area.

During March and April 2011, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Missouri Department of Conservation conducted a covert investigation, “Operation Roadhouse,” centered on an area known as the Roadhouse in Warsaw. As part of the covert operation, state and federal officers operated a paddlefish snagging business. Covert officers also sold paddlefish to people who were interested in buying them.

New Haven Superintendent Releases Statement On How The District Is Handling Extreme Heat

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - This morning New Haven Superintendent Kyle Kruse released a statement in response to questions his office has received about how the district plans to handle the high temperatures and why there are currently no plans to dismiss school due to the heat.

Kruse said, “As you know, even with our project to install air conditioning in the middle school and high school buildings, there is still one wing that doesn't have air conditioning.  That will change within the next 45-60 days, as we expect additional HVAC units to arrive next week and to be installed soon after.

Franklin County Humane Society 8th Annual Wine, Whiskers, and Wags - Sat. Sept. 13

--The Franklin County Humane Society will be holding their 8th Annual Wine, Whiskers, and Wags on September 13, 2014.

In memory of Judy Sharpe, one of the founders of WWW, we will be returning to Robller Winery and Vineyard in New Haven, where the first Wine, Whiskers  and Wags was held.

Registration will begin at 4:30pm, where guests are invited to immediately start checking out and bidding on items of the silent auction.  The live auction will begin at 7pm.

Franklin County SWAT Providing Assistance In Ferguson

Stock photo courtesy of FCSD.

UNION, Mo. - The Franklin County SWAT Team assisted authorities in Ferguson, Mo last night and will be assisting them once again this evening.

“We will  be providing assistance on an as need basis as the situation continues.  Our participation is the result of a “request” not an order from the Highway Patrol and St. Louis County Police”, said Sheriff Gary Toelke.

BREAKING NEWS: Gov. Nixon Delivers Message About The Situation In Ferguson - Issues Statement About Bob McCullough

Below you can read Gov. Nixon’s message.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Following Nixon’s address to Missourians he released the following statement regarding St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch.

“From the outset, I have been clear about the need to have a vigorous prosecution of this case, and that includes minimizing any potential legal uncertainty."

HADH - St. George School Blood Drive Exceeds Goal With 57 Units Collected

Pictured on right is Allison Grzeskowiak, 1st time donor and Sara Ellis, Mobile Unit Associate. (Photo courtesy of HADH)

HERMANN, Mo. - Thanks to everyone who donated blood at The American Red Cross blood drive on August 15, 2013.  The drive was co-sponsored by Hermann Area District Hospital & St. George Home and School and held in the St. George Gymnasium where 57 pints of blood were collected, 71 people who presented to donate and a big hats off to the 7-first-time-donors!

Each pint of blood can be divided into three components—red cells, platelets and plasma—giving our blood drive the possibility of impacting 171 lives. 

James H. Bias, Jr. (May 5, 1936 - August 17, 2014)

James H. Bias, Jr., 78, of Washington, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at his home.

Mr. Bias was born in Fayette, Missouri on May 5, 1936, the son of the late James H. Bias, Sr. and Christine (Clickner) Clouse.

He was the widower of Norma Jean (Gray) Bias. They were married in Bladensburg, Maryland. Norma preceded him in death on April 12, 1997.

Children’s Chorale Gets Underway With August 25 Meeting

UNION, Mo. - An informational meeting for families with children wanting to participate in the East Central Children's Chorale will be held at the college Monday, August 25.  The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. in Room 118 of the Auditorium/Classroom Building on the ECC campus in Union.  Children should accompany their parents.

Gov. Nixon Issues Statement About Last Night's Terrorizing Acts And Deployment Of National Guard To Ferguson

Photo courtesy of Governor's office. Guard’s mission limited in scope; tasked with protecting the Unified Command Center so law enforcement can protect peaceful protestors, citizens and property.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The following is a statement from Gov. Jay Nixon regarding the ongoing situation in Ferguson, MO:

“Last night, Ferguson, Missouri experienced a very difficult and dangerous night as a result of a violent criminal element intent upon terrorizing the community.  As long as there are vandals and looters and threats to the people and property of Ferguson, we must take action to protect our citizens. 

Following Coordinated Attacks On Civilians And Law Enforcement Missouri National Guard Deployed To Ferguson

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Early this morning Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order directing additional resources through the Missouri National Guard to help restore peace and order and to protect the citizens of Ferguson.

“Last night, a day of hope, prayers, and peaceful protests was marred by the violent criminal acts of an organized and growing number of individuals, many from outside the community and state, whose actions are putting the residents and businesses of Ferguson at risk", said Gov. Nixon.