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Chrysler’s “Just Say No” Tactics Could Spread

Chrysler Group may have invented a new negotiating tactic for car companies dealing with recall requests from the government. Just say “no” and see how much the NHTSA will dial back its request to get a recall without going to court. “Sure, absolutely” other car companies now will dig in their heels, hoping for leverage [..]

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Sharing the Road with Farmers

Every year farmers are killed or injured in accidents while moving their tractor and other farm equipment along roadways. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, there were 231 accidents in Missouri involving farm vehicles in 2011, killing three drivers and injuring 17 others. Under Missouri law, farm equipment traveling under 25 miles per hour [..]

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Chrysler Recalls Jeeps and Rams

Chrysler is recalling more than 300,000 Jeep Cherokees, Jeep Commanders, Jeep Wranglers and Dodge Ram trucks in the U.S. for multiple problems. There are three separate cases. In the largest case, 295,345 model-year 2005-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokees and model-year 2006-2010 Jeep Commanders are being recalled for a possible electrical failure that could allow them to [..]

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May is National Electrical Safety Month

Do you and your family know how to avoid electrical hazards? May has been designated National Electrical Safety Month. Now is a great time to learn more about avoiding electricity-related tragedies. Accidents and fires involving electricity result in more than a thousand deaths and tens of thousands of injuries each year in the United States. [..]

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Child Safety: Non-traffic Related Vehicle Incidents

These are the car accidents we don’t think about. Non-traffic related vehicle incidents are incidents that occur in places other than a public highway, street, or road. These incidents occur in driveways, parking lots, or off-road locations and may involve bicyclists, pedestrians, non-moving vehicles, or vehicles backing up. Vehicles are often in close proximity to [..]

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School Bus Accident Injures 16 Children Plus 2 Others

On October 8th at 3:40PM on MO-5, 300 feet north of MO- 7 junction in Camden County, a school bus accident occurred involving five vehicles, including a school bus and a 1998 Peterbilt Truck. According to the report of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F, the accident occurred as a 1998 Pontiac driven by Robert [..]

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House Fire Deaths

House fires are a homeowners worst nightmare.  For example on January 28th, the Moberly Fire Department responded to a fire call for a residence located at 115 South Fifth Street in Moberly, Missouri. At approximately 1:15 a.m., the fire broke out in the home’s kitchen. Neighbors reported hearing explosions, which were believed to be caused [..]

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Two Columbia Residents Injured In Car Accident

A couple from Columbia and a woman from Moberly were taken to the hospital after a wreck in Boone County at Route B and Highway HH early Thursday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that Sara Forsythe, of Moberly, hit a car driven by Hattie Fletcher of Columbia. Mrs. Fletcher’s passenger, Thomas Fletcher, was also [..]

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