Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Springfield woman injured crashing into tree

A Springfield woman was injured in a one-vehicle accident 1:50 p.m. today on Highway 86, 10 miles from Blue Eye.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2010 Chevrolet Impala driven by Patricia Mithelavage, 68, Springfield, traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a sign and struck a tree.

Mithelavage was treated for moderate injuries at Mercy Hospital, Springfield.

Highway Patrol DWI Arrests March 28-29

The Missouri Highway Patrol arrested the following people for driving while intoxicated:

Loren D. Jones, 47, Lebanon
Herbert D. Lawrence, 55, Springfield

Tornado watch issued for Springfield area

(From the National Weather Service)

350 PM CDT WED MAR 29 2017




BARRY                BARTON              BATES
BENTON               CAMDEN              CASS
CEDAR                CHRISTIAN           DADE
DALLAS               DOUGLAS             GREENE
HENRY                HICKORY             HOWELL
JACKSON              JASPER              JOHNSON
LACLEDE              LAWRENCE            MCDONALD
MILLER               MORGAN              NEWTON
OZARK                PETTIS              POLK
PULASKI              ST. CLAIR           STONE
TANEY                TEXAS               VERNON
WEBSTER              WRIGHT

DWI checkpoints, saturations planned next month for Greene, Jasper counties

(From Highway Patrol Troop D)

Captain Juan Villanueva, commanding officer, Troop D, Springfield, announces that sometime during the month of April 2017, Troop D will conduct a DWI checkpoint and DWI saturations in Jasper and Greene counties, respectively. The areas selected for enforcement are based on a high number of drinking-related crashes, high number of contacts with drivers who have been drinking, and officers’ input as to probable contact with DWI violators. The sobering fact is that impaired driving contributes to more than 22 percent of all Missouri fatal traffic crashes (preliminary 2016 statistics). That’s why the Missouri State Highway Patrol will join other Missouri law enforcement agencies to crack down on impaired driving throughout the month of April.

“Driving drunk is simply not worth all the consequences,” stated Captain Villanueva. “Our message is simple and unwavering: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” To report a suspected intoxicated driver, dial 9-1-1 or *55 on your cell phone.

The only 100 percent survivable traffic crash is the one that never happens. Make sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Every day as we travel on Missouri’s roadways, we trust that every driver on the road is going to obey the speed limit, pay attention, and drive sober. “Don’t Violate The Trust.”

Springfield attorney named Dade County prosecuting attorney

(From Gov. Eric Greitens)

Gov. Eric Greitens has appointed Kaitlin Greenwade, of Springfield, as the Dade County Prosecuting Attorney. Greenwade will succeed Gary Troxell, who resigned in January of 2017.

Greenwade, a Republican, owns a law practice in Willard. In 2013, she received the Missouri Bar Pro Bono Publico Award.

Elevated tornado risk tonight in Springfield area

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Springfield MO
931 AM CDT Wed Mar 29 2017

St. Clair-Hickory-Camden-Pulaski-Phelps-Barton-Cedar-Polk-Dallas-
931 AM CDT Wed Mar 29 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of the Missouri
Ozarks and extreme southeast Kansas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Weather hazards expected...

  Elevated Tornado Risk.
  Elevated Hail Risk.
  Elevated Thunderstorm Wind Damage Risk.
  Significant Lightning Risk.


  A few thunderstorms will be possible this morning across the
  outlook area as a small band of showers and thunderstorms lifts
  northeast through the region. No severe weather is expected
  with this activity.

  By mid afternoon, strong to severe thunderstorms are expected
  to form across portions of eastern Kansas, western Missouri,
  and northern portions of Oklahoma and Arkansas. This activity
  will then affect the outlook area from mid afternoon into the
  late night hours. Large hail, potentially greater than the size
  of golf balls, wind gusts to 70 MPH, and a few tornadoes are
  all possible with this activity as it moves east through the

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.

  The potential for strong to severe storms will continue into
  Thursday especially across the eastern Ozarks. Large hail will
  be the primary severe weather risk Thursday.

Pierce City man injured in accident near Monett

A Pierce City man was injured in a two-vehicle accident 6:46 p.m. Tuesday on County Road 1090, one mile north of Monett.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2008 Mazda 3 driven by Joyce M. Macon, 59, Monett, pulled into the path of a 2007 Kia Spectra driven by Craig E. Harrington, 54, Pierce City.

Harrington was treated for minor injuries at Cox Monett Hospital.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Highway Patrol DWI Arrests March 27-28

The Missouri Highway Patrol arrested the following people for driving while intoxicated:

Bryan J. Grunwald, 49, Mt. Vernon
Robert L. Anderson II, 21, Galena, Kansas
Lisa G. Proctor, 41, Pleasant Hope
Andrew T. Waggoner, 49, Harrison, Arkansas

Monday, March 27, 2017

Miller man killed, six-year-old injured in head-on crash on 96

A Miller man was killed and two others, including a six-year-old, were injured in a two-vehicle crash 12:43 p.m. Sunday on Highway 96, two miles east of Carthage.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2008 Chrysler 300 driven by Jamal A. Douglas, 23, Bartow, Florida, crossed the center line and struck a 2004 Ford Taurus driven by Brandon L. Pennington, 30, Miller head on.

Pennington was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Sean Woodward at 1:04 p.m.

Douglas was treated for moderate injuries and a passenger in the Pennington vehicle, Dayton N. Pennington, 6, Miller, for minor injuries at Mercy Hospital, Joplin.

The fatality was the 19th this year and the eighth this month for Highway Patrol Troop D.

Three injured in two-vehicle accident near Republic

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident 6:40 p.m. Sunday on MO 174, five miles west of Republic at Farm Road 129.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by Alissa A. Ginner, 17, Billings, failed to yield and pulled into the path of a 2016 Nissan Sentra driven by Jeffrey G. Hall, 55, Avilla. The vehicles collided in the intersection.

Ginner was treated for minor injuries at Cox South Hospital, Springfield.

Hall and a passenger in his vehicle, E. J. Hall, 50, Avilla, were treated for minor injuries at Mercy Hospital, Springfield.