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Breaking News: New Haven Scholar Bowl Team Plows Through Districts

Pictured is the 2013 District Scholar Bowl Champions.
Photo couresy Seth Schenck.

Linn, Mo. – Saturday evening New Haven High School’s Scholar Bowl Team capped off their dominating performance with a District Championship after up upended the Linn Wildcats 460-290.

New Haven began the day on fire by leveling New Bloomfield 590-60 in their first match, then it was Belle who was burned 440-150 to top of pool play.

JV Scholar Scholar Bowl Repeats Dominating the Conference – Varsity Looks For Redemption at Districts

Photos courtesy Jared Pruessner
Pictured is the JV team from left to right are Coach Jared Pruessner, Andrew Menke, Nathan Allgaier, Josh Fitts, Hannah Kruse, Robbie Cichon, Drew Armfield, Keagan Parsons, and Clare Roth.

New Haven’s JV Scholar Bowl Team dominated the Four Rivers Conference Meet to win their second straight conference championship.

The varsity team suffered two tough overtime losses, leaving them to come up short from defending their conference championship, ending the day by taking second.

Today the Shamrocks travel to Linn for the district meet, looking to rectify their disappointing loss in last year’s district finals.

Confirmed Tornado Touchdown Wednesday Night Near St. Albans, Mo

The NWS provided an illistration, showing the path of a confirmed tornado touchdown near St. Albans.

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Franklin County, Mo. – Early Friday evening the National Weather Service released their second Storm Damage Survey Results after powerful storms hit areas across Franklin County.

This evenings report confirms a tornado touching down near St. Albans, Mo.

The NWS released their first report late Thursday night saying, “Several Microbursts occurred within the Sullivan area, producing narrow swaths of significant straight line winds with speeds of 100 mph reported by an automated weather station at the Sullivan Airport.”

Carter’s Recalls Infant Clothing with Zippers Due to Choking Hazard

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall concerning eight styles of Carter's, Child of Mine, Just One You, and Baby B'Gosh footed pajamas marketed and sized for babies aged Birth - 9 months.

These items were sold at OshKosh B’gosh, Walmart, and Target nationwide from December 2012 through January 2013 for between $7 and $20.  Baby B’gosh sleepwear was also sold online at www.oshkoshbgosh.com.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Details:

Units: About 218,000

Military Veteran and Cancer Survivor Will Cook for 'The King'

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LISLE, Ill - Growing up, Army Staff Sergeant Fabian Hall could always be found in the kitchen with his grandmother.  After learning family recipes and many culinary skills, he will now have the opportunity to put his talents on display this weekend.

Hall was surprised Thursday evening outside a Kroger grocery store in Ft. Worth, Texas, by the driver of the famed No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford, Aric Almirola.  Stepping out of his race car at the store, Almirola handed Hall an Eckrich grilling set and asked if he could help grill for the race team and owner, "The King" Richard Petty, during this weekend's race activities.

Get’em While There Hot – Hotdogs, Chips, Drinks and Cookies Right Now

Sue Viehland (left) waiting for David Engelbrecht to take the first round of hotdogs off the grill.

New Haven, Mo. – It’s Cardinal Day at Citizens Bank.  David Engelbrecht has been baring the cold and windy weather, grilling up jumbo hotdogs.

We were just at Citizens Bank where you can sign up to win four Cardinal tickets against the Mets.  They have chips, soda and water, and cookies.

Storms Blast Franklin County - 911 Center Down For Over An Hour

Pictured is the front portion of a house in Union, Mo. on Washington Street that collapsed during last night storms.

Franklin County, Mo. – Wednesday evening powerful thunderstorms plowed through Franklin County leaving behind a widespread area of destruction and Governor Nixon declaring a State of Emergency.

Sherriff Gary Toelke said this morning that Sullivan was one of the hardest hit areas, suffering a substantial amount of damage after 100 mph winds were reported at the Sullivan Airport.

Power of the Purse Has Record Breaking Year

Two legends, left, retired New Haven High School Band Director Carl “The King” Bounds standing next to Ralph Scheer, who works at New Haven Lumber - there is very little he does not know.  Ralph is well known for adding a little spice each year at The Power of the Purse. "Looking cool dude."

New Haven, Mo. - Power of The Purse has exploded into one of the Franklin County United Way’s most popular and unique fundraisers hosted throughout the year.

Last Thursday over 180 women flocked to the Assumption Parish Hall for an evening full of purses and some of Franklin County’s finest looking men of all ages.

Gov. Nixon declares state of emergency in Missouri in response to severe storms

Photo of an area inside a mobile home park which suffered large amounts of damage in Sullivan, Mo.
Photo tweeted by Mike Colombo

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Missouri last night after a system of strong storms and tornadoes caused damage in the St. Louis region and other areas of the state.

Tornado touchdowns were confirmed in the St. Louis area on Wednesday night.

Strong thunderstorms and straight line winds also caused damage and power outages in southern Missouri.

Stroms Rip Through Franklin County

Wednesday evening storms tear apart roof of church.

Union, Mo. – This evening’s severe storms left behind wide spread damage across much of Franklin County keeping emergency crews busy.

Wednesday evening around 6 p.m. storms began ripping through Union, St. Clair, Washington, Sullivan, and areas near I-44 and Highway 100.

BREAKING NEWS: Saturday Mail Service In The Clear For Now

The United States Postal Service is disappointed with a Congressional action, preventing USPS from stopping Saturday mail delivery.  The USPS released the following statement late Wednesday morning.

The Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service met April 9 and discussed the Continuing Resolution recently passed by Congress to fund government operations. By including restrictive language in the Continuing Resolution, Congress has prohibited implementation of a new national delivery schedule for mail and packages, which would consist of package delivery Monday through Saturday and mail delivery Monday through Friday, and which would have taken effect the week of Aug. 5, 2013. 

Mizzou’s Pressey Announces He Will Forgo Senior Season, Enter NBA Draft

Photo courtesy Mizzou Basketball

Columbia, Mo. – Phil Pressey, Missouri’s career leader in assists (580) and steals (196), will forgo his final collegiate season and make himself eligible for the 2013 NBA Draft. Pressey made the announcement on Wednesday as he has signed with the agency CAA Sports (Creative Artists Agency).

“Many college basketball players dream of this day, but when I had to finally make this decision it was difficult because it means I am leaving a place I love so much,” Pressey said. “I love my teammates, my coaches, Mike Alden and all of our fans, and I’m so glad I had the chance to play for Coach Haith these last two years. He had such a big impact on my career and because of that relationship I will help Missouri Basketball anyway I can going forward.

“I wish we could have brought home a national championship banner, but coming to Mizzou was the best decision of my life. This is a special place and I will always be a Tiger.”