Missouri State Highway Patrol http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Statewide Radio Network Eases Communication For St. Louis Police, State Highway Patrol http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/statewide-radio-network-eases-communication-st-louis-police-state-highway-patrol <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The St. Patrick's Day Parade marked the first time the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department relied on a single, statewide radio network to communicate with each other. And, according to all parties, the experience was a success.</span></p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 04:52:11 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 34795 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Statewide Radio Network Eases Communication For St. Louis Police, State Highway Patrol 17 People Died Over Fourth Of July Weekend On Missouri Roads http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/17-people-died-over-fourth-july-weekend-missouri-roads <p>It was a deadly holiday weekend for motorists in Missouri.</p><p>The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 17 people were killed between 6 p.m. Wednesday and just before midnight today. An additional 157 people were injured, and state troopers arrested nearly 200 people in for driving while intoxicated.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Both those numbers are significantly higher than last year's totals, but troopers only tallied 30 hours worth of data last year. This year's count was nearly three times as long.</span></p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 19:49:35 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 28051 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 17 People Died Over Fourth Of July Weekend On Missouri Roads Mo. Senate Members Grill Public Safety Officials Over Release Of Citizen Conceal-Carry List http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-members-grill-public-safety-officials-over-release-citizen-conceal-carry-list <P></P> <P>Budget writers in the Missouri Senate turned their attention today Thursday to the Highway Patrol and the Department of Public Safety as they continue to question why the state’s list of conceal-carry weapons holders was given to the federal government.</P> <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">Colonel Ron </SPAN>Replogle<SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5"> testified that the Patrol received a request for the list in November of 2011 from the Social Security Administration, which was conducting a fraud investigation.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">“And our employees felt thi Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:28:19 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25340 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate Members Grill Public Safety Officials Over Release Of Citizen Conceal-Carry List Two Die On Mo. Roads Over Christmas http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/two-die-mo-roads-over-christmas <p>Two people were killed and another 91 injured on Missouri’s roads during the Christmas holiday.</p><p>The state Highway Patrol investigated 239 crashes between December 21<sup>st</sup> and Christmas Day, and arrested 130 people for driving while intoxicated. During the Christmas holiday last year, five people were killed and 67 injured, and state police arrested 56 for DWI.</p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 17:17:03 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 7729 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Two Die On Mo. Roads Over Christmas Work On Health Benefits For MoDOT Workers & State Troopers Continues http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/work-health-benefits-modot-workers-state-troopers-continues <p>A special committee of transportation officials is still reviewing the amount of money <a href="http://modot.gov/">MoDOT</a> workers and State Troopers pay for health insurance.</p><p>Most of the committee members are leaning towards a proposal from the <a href="http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/Root/index.html">Highway Patrol</a>, which would have the state pay 60 percent of the cost and the individual employee or retiree 40 percent.&nbsp; Rudy Farber is chairman of the <a href="http://modot.gov/about/commission/index.htm">Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission</a>.&nbsp; He says under the current system, the amount of coverage a worker pays varies based on numerous factors. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 23:55:17 +0000 Marshall Griffin 6434 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Work On Health Benefits For MoDOT Workers & State Troopers Continues MSHP Instructor Sues State Over Highway Patrol Salaries http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mshp-instructor-sues-state-over-highway-patrol-salaries <p>An instructor with the <a href="http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/Root/index.html">Missouri State&nbsp;Highway Patrol’s</a> training academy has filed a lawsuit accusing the law enforcement agency of violating its pay plan.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 22:28:12 +0000 Marshall Griffin 5611 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MSHP Instructor Sues State Over Highway Patrol Salaries Health insurance cost changes being considered for State Troopers, MoDOT workers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/health-insurance-cost-changes-being-considered-state-troopers-modot-workers <p>Missouri transportation officials are considering a proposal to restructure how much MoDOT workers and State Troopers pay for their life and health insurance.</p><p>Currently, the cost percentage varies, based on several individual factors.&nbsp; Rudolph Farber chairs the state Highways and Transportation Commission.&nbsp; He says the proposal they&rsquo;re considering would have all employees pay the same percentage.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 21:43:37 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4264 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Health insurance cost changes being considered for State Troopers, MoDOT workers Troopers to watch for distracted drivers on the 4th http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/troopers-watch-distracted-drivers-4th <p>Troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Illinois State Police are urging motorists to keep their eyes on the road this holiday week.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 18:18:21 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4040 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Troopers to watch for distracted drivers on the 4th Morning headlines - Tuesday, June 26, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-june-26-2012 <p><strong>Traffic fatalities spike in Mo. after six years of decline</strong></p><p>Traffic fatalities in Missouri climbed nearly 20 percent through the first six months of this year, the first increase after six years of decline.</p><p>The state recorded 375 deaths this year, compared to 313 in 2011. The biggest increases came in southern and central Missouri, while the St. Louis area saw a small drop in fatal accidents.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 13:49:28 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 3985 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Three people killed on Mo. roads over Christmas http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/three-people-killed-mo-roads-over-christmas <p>Fatalities and drunken driving arrests were up this Christmas season, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.</p><p>From 6 p.m. Friday until just before midnight on Sunday, state troopers investigated 213 crashes, which included two of the three fatalities and 67 injuries. Fifty-six people were arrested for driving while intoxicated.</p><p>Last year, troopers investigated 487 crashes, including one of two fatalities and 122 injuries, and arrested 51 people for impaired driving.</p><p>This year&#39;s fatalities were:</p> Tue, 27 Dec 2011 15:53:38 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2754 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Three people killed on Mo. roads over Christmas