Missouri State Highway Patrol

Radio Network
11:52 pm
Sat March 29, 2014

Statewide Radio Network Eases Communication For St. Louis Police, State Highway Patrol

The 2014 St. Patrick's Day parade marked the first use of a statewide radio network by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.
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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.

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Road Fatalities
2:49 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

17 People Died Over Fourth Of July Weekend On Missouri Roads

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It was a deadly holiday weekend for motorists in Missouri.

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. 

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.

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Conceal Carry Documents
2:28 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Mo. Senate Members Grill Public Safety Officials Over Release Of Citizen Conceal-Carry List

(l-r) Mo. Dept. of Public Safety Deputy Dir. Andrea Spillars and Mo. State Hwy. Patrol Col. Ron Replogle answers questions from Mo. Senate budget writers.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)


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.


Colonel Ron Replogle 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.

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Christmas travel
11:17 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Two Die On Mo. Roads Over Christmas

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Two people were killed and another 91 injured on Missouri’s roads during the Christmas holiday.

The state Highway Patrol investigated 239 crashes between December 21st 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.

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State employees
5:55 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Work On Health Benefits For MoDOT Workers & State Troopers Continues

A recent meeting of the special committee reviewing health insurance benefits for MoDOT workers and State Troopers.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

A special committee of transportation officials is still reviewing the amount of money MoDOT workers and State Troopers pay for health insurance.

Most of the committee members are leaning towards a proposal from the Highway Patrol, which would have the state pay 60 percent of the cost and the individual employee or retiree 40 percent.  Rudy Farber is chairman of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission.  He says under the current system, the amount of coverage a worker pays varies based on numerous factors.

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MSHP lawsuit
5:28 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

MSHP Instructor Sues State Over Highway Patrol Salaries

Mo. Dept. of Public Safety

An instructor with the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s training academy has filed a lawsuit accusing the law enforcement agency of violating its pay plan.

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Health insurance costs
4:43 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Health insurance cost changes being considered for State Troopers, MoDOT workers

Mo. Highways and Transportation Commission members meet in Jefferson City on 8/6/2012.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri transportation officials are considering a proposal to restructure how much MoDOT workers and State Troopers pay for their life and health insurance.

Currently, the cost percentage varies, based on several individual factors.  Rudolph Farber chairs the state Highways and Transportation Commission.  He says the proposal they’re considering would have all employees pay the same percentage.

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Holiday on the highways
1:18 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Troopers to watch for distracted drivers on the 4th

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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.

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Morning round-up
8:49 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Morning headlines - Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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Traffic fatalities spike in Mo. after six years of decline

Traffic fatalities in Missouri climbed nearly 20 percent through the first six months of this year, the first increase after six years of decline.

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.

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Christmas crashes
9:53 am
Tue December 27, 2011

Three people killed on Mo. roads over Christmas

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Fatalities and drunken driving arrests were up this Christmas season, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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.

Last year, troopers investigated 487 crashes, including one of two fatalities and 122 injuries, and arrested 51 people for impaired driving.

This year's fatalities were:

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