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KSPR News | July 28, 2010
A convicted felon accused of murdering an elderly Laclede County couple had only been out of prison for 48 days. Loved ones of Johnnie and Coleen Wilson are in mourning. Johnnie, 82, and his 76-year-old wife Coleen found a burglar outside their home. That discovery ultimately cost them their lives. Investigators say Jesse Dean Driskill, 30, forced the couple back into their home at gunpoint. Driskill’s friends say an abusive childhood pushed him toward a life of crime that started at the age of 14. They say they knew he was the killer the moment they heard about the murders.
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KSPR News | May 20, 2010
A murder victim's family is disappointed a killer won't be sentenced to death. Joshua Reyes will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing three people to get revenge against an ex-girlfriend. Prosecutors dropped burglary and weapons charges against Reyes in exchange for his guilty pleas to the three murders. He received three life sentences without parole. Investigators say Reyes killed his ex-girlfriend's parents and her new boyfriend out of anger and jealousy. Miranda Smith’s boyfriend, Zachary porter, lost his life after he was shot inside a Lebanon apartment.
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September 11, 2010
A fire in Lebanon Mo. Saturday could have been much worse. According to the Eldridge volunteer fire department a propane tank next to an auto body shot off Missouri highway 5 was in the balze's path. Fire crews were able to stop the flames about five feet short of the tank, almost certainly preventing an explosion. Officials say the blaze started after someone starting burning tash then left it unattended. The nearby shop wasn't damaged.
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KSPR News | March 5, 2010
February 19th a student at Lebanon High School reported that another student had brought Mercury to school and spilled it in four different areas. The school found the Mercury in a small pill-like container. The Department of Natural Resources was called in and a large-scale cleanup effort began. Now two students were arrested for the incident and the Lebanon Police Department sent paperwork over to the Municipal Prosecutor. John Morris, Lebanon Municipal Prosecutor told KSPR Friday morning he had not looked at the paperwork and did not plan to look at it until next week.
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Mike Scott and mscott@kspr.com | August 30, 2011
The Central Bank Championship Chase at the LebanonMidwaySpeedway is hitting the stretch drive as StockCar Racing action continues Friday Night with another exciting night of Dirt Track Racing in the 5 classes. Action will find the Central Bank FactoryStocks, Aaron's Modifieds, Energy Company PureStocks, Transport Graphics StreetStocks and Rocky Ridge Construction Midwest Modz all battling for those important positions as several drivers are preparing for the season ending special events.
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Doug Magditch | May 31, 2010
(Lebanon, MO) -- On this Memorial Day, one huge Missouri flag almost wasn't flown. That's because of damage it sustained from the wind. Lebanon's 30 ft by 60 ft flag has been replaced 3 times. Now flying is the 4th one it installed, and the city says its committed to keeping it flag flying "Lebanon is a very patriotic community," says Mayor C.P. Craig. Overshadowing the Lebanon welcome sign, is the largest American flag along the stretch of highway. "It's fairly high up there, you can see. It's a rather heavy flag," says Craig.
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Terra Haff and News Producer | February 25, 2011
A Lebanon man is dead after a head-on crash on I-44.   The Missouri Highway Patrol says 26-year-old Steven Melton died when he lost control of his car then crossed the median and slammed into a semi.       It happened  in Pulaski County near the St. Robert exit.       Melton was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers say he was not wearing his seatbelt.       The driver of the semi suffered moderate injuries.
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KSPR News | July 20, 2010
Lebanon police are looking for a shooting suspect right now. Officers responded to the 16-hundred block of timber creek just before one o'clock this morning and found a 23 year old man lying in the road. Police say the man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. He was transported to a Springfield hospital, but his condition is unknown. Authorities are now looking for a white, 4-door, Pontiac Bonneville. The car was spotted leaving the scene at a high speed. If you have any information about this shooting, you're asked to call the Lebanon Police Department at (417)
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Brad Belote | June 2, 2010
A Lebanon, Mo., man was hurt Tuesday when his car collided with a truck. John M. Hodges, 47, sustained moderate injuries when he ran off Route M 12 miles southeast of Buffalo around 2:45 a.m. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports Hodges was taken to St. John's Hospital in Springfield for treatment.
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