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Missouri teacher charged with having sex with student

SARCOXIE, Mo. — A 23-year-old Missouri high school teacher has been charged following allegations she had sex with a student. The Joplin Globe reports that Sarcoxie High School teacher Baylee Turner was charged Thursday with having sexual contact with a student.


Missouri Highway Patrol closes U.S. 60 eastbound after crash near Fordland, Mo.

FORDLAND, Mo. -- The Missouri Highway Patrol is working a crash involving an overturned tanker truck on icy U.S. 60 near Fordland. Troopers responded to the crash shortly before 4 p.m. Troopers closed the eastbound lanes near Burks Street in Fordland. They do not expect to reopen the lanes until aro


MV, Aurora, Miller schools improve on 2017

DESE test results released, local schools better than last year. The Mt. Vernon, Aurora and Miller school districts all made percentage-wise improvements on the MSIP 5, according to the recently released Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Annual Performance Report for 2018.


Treacherous driving in Missouri causes fatality, multiple wrecks, closure of I-70

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Another winter blast is hitting much of Missouri, causing treacherous driving conditions and prompting schools to cancel classes. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory Friday for all but the extreme northeast corner of Missouri.


What Kansas And Missouri Lawmakers Think About Trump's Border Emergency Declaration

For the most part, the reactions of Kansas' and Missouri's congressional delegation to President Donald Trump's emergency declaration Friday fell along party lines. Trump made the declaration Friday when he signed a bipartisan spending bill to keep the government open. The bill allocated only $1.3 b


Aurora City Council mulls cemetery board, pigs as pets

The Aurora City Council discussed the possibility of creating a cemetery board during their meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22. According to unofficial minutes from the meeting, City Manager Jon Holmes began the discussion by stating the idea of creating a cemetery board had been presented before the end o


Winter weather causes traffic woes throughout Missouri, Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KSHB) - The predicted snowfall Friday morning and early afternoon materialized and paralyzed Kansas City’s drivers. As of 1 p.m., several major interstates across the city had been closed.


Mt. Vernon woman hit, killed by car

A fatal accident occurred in Aurora on Friday, Feb. 1, when Monta Rae Glaser, Mt. Vernon, was struck by a car while crossing the street on her way to a visitation at Peterson Funeral Home. Local surveillance footage shows that Glaser appeared to be standing in the middle of the road watching the wes


Humane Society of Missouri rescues 41 dogs and cats from repeat hoarder in Bates County

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – For the third time in eight years, the Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Task Force rescued numerous cats and dogs from a property in Bates County in western Missouri.


Missouri Supreme Court Throws Out Challenge To State's Abortion Law

Updated Feb. 13, 2019 with Supreme Court ruling — The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that a woman from southwest Missouri does not have the right to sue over the state's laws governing abortion.


Dog found bound in duct tape in Missouri to be reunited with owner

JEFFERSON COUNTY -- A small dog that was found by a sheriff's deputy bound with tape in a rural Missouri ditch this week will soon be reunited with his owner. Paul Garcia, 39, of Barnhart, Missouri, was charged with animal abuse and armed criminal action after a dog was found dumped in Jefferson Cou


Lawrence Co. rancher offers reward for stolen race horse

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Mo.-- Farms dot the countryside as you enter Lawrence County on Highway TT and pass by the home of Burly Jenkins, whose 64-acres is devoted to raising horses. "I used to watch a lot of cowboy movies growing up in the city," Jenkins said. "I've always loved horses. My uncle had a far


Missouri city loses power, opens warming shelter

STODDARD COUNTY, MO- The city of Bernie in southeast Missouri has lost power and is opening a warming shelter for residents. The Stoddard County Emergency Management Agency posted this information on its Facebook page Friday night:


Business owner next to Aurora, Mo. funeral home is not shocked by deadly pedestrian crash

AURORA, Mo. -- Jenaya Cornelison owns a salon right across the street from the Peterson Funeral Chapel in Aurora, Mo. Cornelison says when there is a funeral service, the streets become even more packed with cars.


Northeast Missouri woman killed in power takeoff accident on farm

CANTON, Mo. — A northeast Missouri woman is dead as the result of a tragic farm accident. It happened around 4:45 p.m. on Thursday on her farm along Lewis County Route P just southwest of Canton.


Aurora overpass to be completed by June 2019

The new railroad overpass currently under construction on Highway 39 northwest of Aurora is now expected to be completed by the end of June 2019, a MoDOT representative told the Aurora City Council during their meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8. The overpass was originally scheduled for completion by Feb.


Missouri English Teacher Allegedly Admitted She Had Sex with Student

A 23-year-old Missouri teacher resigned earlier this week following her arrest for allegedly having sex with a student. Police allege an unlawful encounter occurred between Jan. 14 and Jan. 21, according to the Joplin Globe.


Longtime Mercy nurse dies after car hits her in Aurora, Mo.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A longtime Mercy nurse died after she was hit by a car while crossing a street in Aurora, Mo. Monta Rae Glaser worked as a flight nurse. Friends who worked with Glaser say she was a hard worker with an infectious laughter.


Former Cassville police officer charged with possession of drugs

A former Cassville police officer is charged after a search warrant was served by the Ozark Drug Enforcement Team. Jeremy Thomas and his wife Jayme were found to have 10 grams or less of marijuana and were in possession of drug paraphernalia. Both are facing misdemeanor charges and will be in court


Springfield Man Sentenced for Sodomy, Assault

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Springfield man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. Joseph M. Miller, 40, was sentenced Friday after being convicted in December of second degree sodomy and second degree assault, according to the Greene County prosecuting attorney.