Sunday, June 25, 2017

Springfield woman injured in ATV accident near Billings

A Springfield woman was injured in a one-vehicle accident 8 p.m. Saturday on Rose Lane, two miles north of Billings.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2006 Polaris ATV driven by Adam S. Hull, 37, Springfield, swerved to avoid something in the roadway, lost control, and overturned.

A passenger, Constance R. Atkins, 20, Springfield, was treated for minor injuries at Cox South Hospital, Springfield.

Lawrence County Dissolution of Marriage Petitions

The following petitions for dissolution of marriage were filed this week in Lawrence County Circuit Court:

Brookli S. Scott vs. Cody R. Scott
Kimberly D. Morris vs. Floyd A. Morris
Pauline D. Cruse vs. Rodney J. Kruse
Gina Sekscinski vs. Victor S. Sekscinski

Barry County Dissolution of Marriage Petition

The following petition for dissolution of marriage was filed this week in Barry County Circuit Court:

Shawn L. Rainwater vs. Clyde A. Rainwater

Greene County Dissolution of Marriage Petitions

The following petitions for dissolution of marriage were filed this week in Greene County Circuit Court:

Kristy L. Delgado vs. Richard S. Delgado
Rachel Frances Kaufman vs. Taylor Craig Ramsey
Emily Kay Bullock vs. James Colt Bullock
Shirley Lynn Stanton vs. James William Stanton
David J. Arvig vs. Andrea L. Arvig
William Dale Hammers, Jr., vs. Joanna Michelle Hammers
Kimberly L. Jones vs. Daniel D. Jones
Deborah Oliva vs. Enrique A. Oliva
Daniel Enrique Perez, Jr. vs. Melisa Ann Saffell
Rachel P. Loo vs. Johnny T. Loo
Mary Louise Lawler vs. Robert Wayne Lawler
Jacqueline R. Wedge vs. Christopher Steven Wedge
Hannah Pearl Webb vs. Jason Kenneth Webb
George P. Sasse vs. Antonina Sasse
Rachel Ann Weaver vs. Aaron Everett Weaver
Alexis Nicole Pendergrass vs. Derek Scott Pendergrass
Nancy Margaret Englis vs. Joshua Ray Englis
Cari Ann Soltz vs. Samuel Theodore Soltz, Jr.
Terri L. Hutchinson vs. Christopher W. Hutchinson
Aaron James Baker vs. Hannah Marie Baker
Lynn P. Johnson vs. Darryl B. Johnson, Jr.
William Randall Rodden vs. Kimberly Ann Rodden

Highway Patrol DWI Arrests June 24-25

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

Benny R. Granger, 62, Springfield
Marjory B. Lattin, 56, Parsons, Kansas
Paul F. Hubbard, 44, Forsyth
Gabriel C. Hernandez, 26, Springfield
Jacklynn M. Blinzler, 20, Reeds
Bianca M. Crank, 26, Springfield
Timothy R. Lewis, 48, Joplin
Quentin D. Cunningham, 45, Springfield
Joseph B. Foster, 41, Washburn

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Highway Patrol DWI Arrests June 23-24

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

Alexa E Goeringer, 40, Largo, Florida
James J. Miller, 28, Branson
Paulette N. Thomas, 23, Springfield
George G. Fortner, 57, Neosho
Pamela G. Watkins, 65, Sheldon
James D. Rhoades, 57, Sheldon

Agenda posted for Springfield City Council Lunch Meeting

Springfield City Council Lunch Meeting
Tuesday, June 27, 2017  11:30 a.m.
Transportation Management Center 1107 W. Chestnut Expressway Springfield, MO


1. Follow Up from June 26, 2017 City Council Meeting

2. Traffic Advisory Board Update

3. Any and all matters to come before the City Council

Springfield Police Department to be featured in tonight's episode of COPS

(From the Springfield Police Department)

Springfield Police Department officers will be featured in an upcoming episode of “COPS”, set to air at 6:30 p.m. CDT on SPIKE on June 24. In the segment in which SPD is featured, “an officer gives valuable advice to a young mother with a troubled past,” according to the “COPS” website.

The show, produced by Langley Productions, rode along with and recorded Springfield officers from June 14 until Aug. 26, 2016. Additional episodes featuring the SPD will be shown in the coming months.

“This is an opportunity for people to get a front row seat to the types of incidents we are called to on a daily basis,” said Police Chief Paul Williams. “The ‘COPS’ crew is a great group of people to work with, and we are looking forward to the community seeing the product of the many hours they spent with us.”

The Springfield Police Department and Langley Productions worked together under terms of a contract developed by the SPD, and the SPD received no funds for its involvement with the show. The SPD also filmed with Langley Productions in 2011 and 2014.

View the promo for the episode airing this Saturday.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Cassville teen injured crashing into tree

A Cassville teen was injured in a one-vehicle accident 1:25 p.m. today on MO 112, five miles south of Cassville.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2003 Ford Focus driven by Savannah L. Williamson, 18, Cassville, ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.

Williamson was treated for minor injuries at Cox Hospital, Monett.

Springfield, Marshfield, Cassville represented in Highway Patrol Academy graduating class

(From the Missouri Highway Patrol)

Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 27 troopers graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on June 23, 2017. The ceremony took place at 10 a.m. in the Academy gymnasium. The 104th Recruit Class reported to the Academy on January 2, 2017, to begin the 25-week training course to become a trooper. The new troopers report for duty in their assigned troops on July 10, 2017.

Attorney General Josh Hawley provided the keynote address during the graduation ceremony. Colonel Sandra K. Karsten also addressed the class. The Honorable Mary Rhodes Russell, Supreme Court of Missouri, administered the Oath of Office to the new troopers. Dean Gil Kennon, vice president of College Affairs for Mineral Area College, conferred an associate of applied science degree to nine of the new troopers.

Troop F Color Guard presented and retired the colors. Sergeant John H. Lueckenhoff, Troop D, and Recruit Bradley J. Lueckenhoff sang the national anthem. Reverend Scott Chastain, Mission Home Baptist Church, Marshfield, MO, provided the invocation and benediction.

Four class awards were presented. The recruits accumulated points toward graduation in the categories of physical fitness, firearms, and academics throughout their 25 weeks at the Academy. The person with the highest number of points in each category earned the respective award. Trooper Ty B. Smith earned the physical fitness award. Trooper Kristopher D. Malay earned the firearms award. Trooper Jesse Procknow earned the academic award. Trooper Evan C. Macomber accepted the Superintendent’s Award, which is presented to the person with the most points overall.

The names, hometowns, and first assignments of members of the 104th Recruit Class are listed below:

Name/Hometown/First Assignment

Troop A
Felicia A. Vaughn, Odessa, MO, Jackson County
Darrin J. Maupin, Las Vegas, NV, Henry County
Weston T. Smith, Joplin, MO, Johnson County

Troop B
Ty B. Smith, Cantril, IA, Clark & Scotland Counties

Troop C
Joshua S. Baird, Lamar, MO, St. Charles County
Joseph V. BonDurant, Springfield, MO, N. St. Louis County
Zakkary D. Chapman, Cedar Hill, MO, S. St. Louis County
Cole Cherry, Crystal City, MO, Jefferson County 
Leif A. Dezner, Moberly, MO, N. St. Louis County
Blake G. Groves, East Alton, IL, N. St. Louis County
Joshua Hughes, Warrenton, MO, St. Charles County
Bradley J. Lueckenhoff, Cassville, MO, St. Francois & Washington Counties
Brant W. Masek, Fulton, MO, Franklin County
Allen D. Neighbors, Unionville, MO, Pike & Lincoln Counties
Jesse Procknow, St. Louis, MO, S. St. Louis County
Taylor M. Wheeler, Independence, MO, St. Charles County

Troop D
Evan C. Macomber, Lebanon, MO, Dallas & Hickory Counties

Troop E
Trent S. Beeson, Doniphan, MO, Pemiscot & New Madrid Counties
Riley D. Johnson, Laplata, MO, Pemiscot & New Madrid Counties
Devin D. Wagner, Ozark, MO, Pemiscot & New Madrid Counties

Troop G
Matthew J. Chastain, Marshfield, MO, N. Howell County

Troop H
Andrew J. Foss, Odessa, MO, Atchison & Holt Counties
Anthony J. Kempa, Amazonia, MO, Nodaway & Worth Counties
Dylan M. Wilburn, Cameron, MO, Gentry & Harrison Counties

Troop I
Kristopher D. Malay, St. Robert, MO, Pulaski County
Maegan J. Sankovich, Pekin, IL, Pulaski County
Roy T. Smith, Ewing, MO, Crawford County