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.

BREAKING NEWS: Gov. Nixon declares state of emergency, puts curfew in place to protect public safety and security in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency and authorizing the Missouri State Highway Patrol to put in place a curfew within the City of Ferguson in order to protect public safety and security. Tonight, the curfew will begin at midnight and expire at 5 a.m.

The Governor announced the actions from Greater St. Mark Family Church, where he was accompanied by local elected officials; the superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Col. Ron Replogle; and Patrol Troop C commander, Capt. Ron Johnson, who the Governor has placed in command of directing security matters in Ferguson.

UPDATED: Two Transported By EMS After Vehicle Travels Down 30 Foot Embankment

UPDATED: Sat. August 16 at 2:00 p.m.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Early Saturday afternoon the New Haven Police released details regarding their investigation into the cause of Friday evening’s vehicle crash.

The driver of the blue 2006 Dodge Caravan was Alta Lee and the passenger was her husband, Pastor Elvis Lee, both of New Haven, Mo.

Gov. Nixon announces Missouri State Highway Patrol will take the lead on security responsibilities in Ferguson

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Gov.  Jay Nixon yesterday announced that the Missouri State Highway Patrol would immediately begin directing supervision of security responsibilities in the city of Ferguson. The Governor said those efforts would be under the supervision of Troop C Commander Capt. Ron Johnson, who grew up in north St. Louis County.

The Governor made the announcement at the University of Missouri – St. Louis in north St. Louis County, where he was joined by Capt. Johnson and by St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, and area legislators. Earlier today he participated in a meeting of the Clergy Coalition and also went to some of the sites in Ferguson that have been hit by civil unrest since the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday, including the site of the shooting. Gov. Nixon also spoke directly with President Obama today about the situation.

Nixon Responds About Release Of Ferguson Police Officer’s Name Involved In Shooting

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – Gov. Jay Nixon today issued the statement below after the Ferguson Police Department provided information about the officer involved in the shooting on Saturday of Michael Brown.

“I’m pleased that the people of Ferguson and the region began to get some long-overdue information today, and I will continue to call for openness and transparency as the parallel investigations into this tragedy proceed to their necessary conclusions."