Missouri State Highway Patrol

Auto-deer collisions
4:59 pm
Mon October 3, 2011

Deer-auto collisions highest in Mo. between Oct. & Dec.

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State officials are warning drivers in Missouri to beware of deer crossing roadways.

They are more active in the fall, which is their mating season.  Fall harvests and hunting also contribute to deer being more mobile this time of year.

Data collected by the insurance company State Farm for its 2010-2011 survey period ranks Missouri 19th in the nation for most deer strikes – down from 17th the prior year.  Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Tim Hull says the metro areas of St. Louis and Kansas City have the most deer strikes.

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meth and Missouri
11:17 am
Tue March 1, 2011

Tenn. overtakes Mo. in meth lab seizures, busts

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Updated at 1:06 p.m. March 1, 2011 with information that Tenn. has overtaken Mo.

Data from state officials shows Tennessee has knocked Missouri out of the lead for meth lab busts and seizures for the first time since 2003.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the state had 1,960 meth lab incidents in 2010. That's a 10 percent increase over the previous year.

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New Year's traffic
2:10 pm
Mon January 3, 2011

One MO highway death over New Year's

It was a safer year for motorists traveling on Missouri roads during the New Year's holiday this year.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol announced today that it has reports of just one fatality on the roads between 6 p.m. on New Year's Eve until 11:59 yesterday. Troopers investigated 157 accidents, which also resulted in 70 injuries, and arrested 90 people who were driving drunk.

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