Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Springfield man injured in car-horse collision

A Springfield man was injured in a car-horse collision 2:04 a.m. today on Route K five miles north of Aurora.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria driven by Levi S. Bruner, 25, Springfield, struck a horse in the roadway.

Bruner was treated for moderate injuries at Mercy Hospital, Aurora.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Resurfacing work on Nichols Street and Orchard Crest to begin Thursday

(From the City of Springfield)

Street resurfacing work will occur on Nichols Street, west of West Bypass, and on Orchard Crest Avenue, north of Chestnut Expressway beginning 7 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 21. The work is expected to be completed by 5:30 p.m.

Motorists should expect loose gravel, obey posted flaggers and use caution when traveling through the work zone.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Five Mount Vernon residents, including three children, injured in two-vehicle crash

Five Mount Vernon residents were injured in a two-vehicle crash 10:40 a.m. today on Farm Road 1150, two miles northeast of Mount Vernon.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2017 GMC Yukon driven by Chelsie L. Wilmoth, 32, Mount Vernon, and a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Evelyn J. Davenport, 78, Mount Vernon, arrived at an uncontrolled intersection at the same time striking each other.

The Wilmoth vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a phone box. The Davenport vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a fence.

Davenport was treated for moderate injuries at Cox South Hospital, Springfield.

Wilmoth and three passengers, Brody Wilmoth 9, Landon Wilmoth 6 and Sophia Wilmoth, 7, all  of Mount Vernon, were treated for minor injuries at Mercy Hospital, Springfield.

City of Springfield, petitioners reach partial settlement in Free the Nipple lawsuit

On Friday, a federal court judge signed off on a partial settlement of a lawsuit filed by two Springfield women and the Free the Nipple organization against the City of Springfield.

Details of the settlement, which include payments to the two women can be found at my latest Blasting News article, "Federal order in Free the Nipple case a win for women's breasts."

The lawsuit was filed in 2015 after Springfield enacted a new law further restricting the portion of a woman's breasts that could be visible, carving out exceptions only for breastfeeding and adult entertainment.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Eastbound lane of Walnut at Robberson Avenue to close next week

(From the City of Springfield)

City Utilities crews will close the eastbound lane of Walnut Street at the Robberson Avenue intersection downtown beginning 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18 through 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 for the replacement of gas line.

Friday, September 15, 2017

U. S. Bankruptcy Court Petitions- Springfield

Christian County
Lisa J. Conner
Michael Joseph Esterl II and Leslie Ann Esterl

Dallas County
Deanna M. Derenbecher

Greene County
Shelly Lynn Fletcher
Virginia Lea Smith
David Scott Szepatowski
LaTasha Nicole Wraggs
Ralph Noble and June Alice Noble
Terri Jo Johnston
Brian Lee Coffey
Joseph Lee Beer
Ronnie Lee Nanney

Howell County
David Lee Cox and Tammy Rachel Cox
Kristen Michaela Thompson

Laclede County
Christopher Ross Davy and Kayla Marie Davy

Lawrence County
Rodney Dean Judy and Nancy A. Judy

Oregon County
Charles A. Holcombe
Mary A. Marcum

St. Clair County
Robert E. Smith and Betty Ann Smith

Taney County
Lacey Jean Smith
Thomas C. Caldwell, Jr. and Marlene M. Caldwell
Anthony P. James and Elaine L. James

Texas County
Vernon R. Sullins, Jr. and Wendy Renae Sullins

Webster County
Catherine Gail Dallas Fisher
Timmy Joseph Parnell and Brandi Lynn Parnell

Resurfacing set for portion of Nichols Street Monday

(From the City of Springfield)

Street resurfacing work will occur on Nichols Street, west of West Bypass, and on Orchard Crest Avenue, north of Chestnut Expressway beginning 7 a.m., Monday, Sept. 18. The work is expected to be completed by 5:30 p.m.

Motorists should expect loose gravel, obey posted flaggers and use caution when traveling through the work zone.

CreAsian restaurant to donate half of Tuesday's gross sales to Springfield police, fire departments

(From the City of Springfield)

CreAsian restaurant, at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Campbell in Springfield, will for the sixth year, donate half of its gross sales Tuesday, Sept. 19, to the Springfield Police Foundation and the Springfield Fire Department’s fire education and prevention efforts.

Last year's donation netted $1,600 for the Springfield Police Foundation and the Fire Department’s education and prevention efforts. Since 2012, the restaurant has donated nearly $8,000 to the departments with the annual fund raiser.

CreAsian co-owner Kiki Hu says her husband Johnny Tang came up with the idea because he wanted to give back to the community.

"We are so blessed and he felt that since he came here 16 years ago, he had nothing. Now he has a restaurant and a family," she explained. "It's now time to contribute back to society."

Agenda posted for Springfield City Council lunch meeting

Springfield City Council Lunch
Tuesday, September 19, 12 p.m.
Busch Municipal Building, 4th Floor Conference Room 840 N. Boonville Avenue 

TENTATIVE AGENDA 

1. Follow Up from September 18, 2017 City Council Meeting

2. Ozark Greenways Project Update – Terry Whaley

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

4. Adjourn to Special City Council Meeting – Closed Session

Mount Vernon teen charged with DWI following injury accident

A Mount Vernon teen was cited for driving while intoxicated following a one-vehicle accident 12:15 a.m. today on Route K, seven miles north of Aurora.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2002 Chevrolet pickup driven by Evan T. Mareth, 18, Mount Vernon, ran off the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned.

Mareth, who was treated for minor injuries at Mercy Hospital, Aurora, was also charged with careless and imprudent driving.