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Galena PD goes to motel room to get rid of bugs, finds methamphetamine instead

GALENA, Ks. -- Galena Police Officers responded to a complaint of insect infestation at the Galena Motel yesterday, April 19. But they didn't find bugs. According to a Galena Police Department's Facebook post, Galena Codes Enforcement received an email complaint about bugs from a resident at the mot


Lawrence County, Missouri: Mother of counties

Most people consider county boundaries as fixed since their formation. This may confuse historical researchers and result in failing to consider researching elsewhere when they look for local records. County boundaries changed frequently in Missouri until the mid-1800s. However, few realize that par


A Pregnant Woman in Missouri Spent 39 Days in Jail for Refusing to Make Her Kids Take a Paternity Test

A woman in St. Louis County has filed a lawsuit alleging her civil rights were violated when, after being arrested for refusing a court-ordered paternity test, she was jailed for more than a month. To make matters worse, she was seven months pregnant when she was arrested, and gave birth prematurely


Ozark teen with multiple charges sets plea date

Ozark teen Noah Berry, 19, appeared in court for a disposition hearing April 11. He is facing felony drug charges and has a total of four outstanding criminal court cases. Judge Laura Johnson scheduled Berry’s plea date for the morning of May 30, 2019.


Lawrence County Courthouse fire ruled accidental — not arson

Arson has been ruled out as the cause of a fire which broke out in the basement of the historic Lawrence County Courthouse on the Mt. Vernon town square Monday, April 1. “We have ruled out any suspicious causes,” said Brad DeLay, Lawrence County sheriff. “Several interviews were done by detectives a


Fathers of Springfield murderer and victim urge Missouri lawmakers to pass Hailey’s Law

The Missouri House and Senate have approved similar bills that would require Missouri’s Amber Alert System Oversight Committee to meet at least annually. Supporters hope to get a bill on the governor’s desk by the end of session in May.


Wife of Missouri KKK leader admits to murdering him

The wife of a Ku Klux Klan leader in Missouri admitted in court Friday that she fatally shot her husband in 2017 and dumped his body. “I fired both shots that killed my husband,” Malissa Ancona, 47, told Circuit Judge Wendy Wexler Horn about Frank Ancona Jr., 51.


Judge sentences Aurora, Mo. man after plea in deadly officer-involved shooting

AURORA, Mo. -- An Aurora, Mo. man charged in a deadly officer-involved shooting case will spend ten years in prison after pleading guilty. Savannah Hill died in the officer-involved shooting in May of 2018 in the city limits of Aurora. Mason Farris faced a second-degree murder charge after police fa


52 Missouri counties lost population in 2018

ST. LOUIS – New census data shows that while Missouri’s population rose slightly last year compared to 2017, more than 50 counties lost population. Data released Thursday shows estimated county populations as of July 1, 2018, compared to the previous year. Missouri overall saw its population rise 0.


Law enforcement is looking for high drivers today

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Missouri State Highway Patrol is upping its patrol for high drivers today. Today is April 20, or “4/20,” recognized by some as an unofficial holiday for marijuana use.


Flooded Farmers In Missouri Want Federal Disaster Assistance Like Nebraska and Iowa

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is expected to make a federal disaster declaration this week, which can’t come too soon for farmers and others needing assistance after devastating floods.


A Missouri bill would change the deadline to file lawsuits against defective or harmful products

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Missouri bill would change the deadline to file lawsuits against defective or harmful products. House members voted 102-50 on Thursday in favor of limiting lawsuits to 15 years after a product is bought or leased, with some exceptions.


Missouri sees some progress from trapping feral hogs

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation says some landowners are seeing less damage from feral hogs as the state focuses on trapping rather than hunting the invasive animals.


Federal indictment replaces state meth-trafficking charges on three Joplin area residents

NEOSHO, Mo. — Newton County Circuit Court charges against the last of three Joplin-area residents accused of drug trafficking have been dismissed, with the cases now in the jurisdiction of the U.S. attorney's office in Springfield via indictment by a federal grand jury.


Webb City's Monroe, Monett's George named athletes of the week

Webb City baseball player Jacob Monroe and Monett track and field standout Kaesha George have been named the Globe’s prep athletes of the week for the week ending April 13. A senior right fielder, Monroe launched the game-winning grand slam in Webb City’s 7-6 come-from-behind win over St. Mary’s Col


Springfield Police implements plan to allow retired officers to keep guns

SPRINGFIELD -- After years on the job, the tools you bring with you every day can sometimes develop some sentimental value... especially for police officers. That's why the Springfield Police Department is implementing a plan to allow retired officers to buy their service-issued firearms that they c


Springfield man accused of stealing spare tires off 18 different Jeeps

Springfield Jeep owners can breathe a sigh of relief this week. Police say they caught the man who has made a part-time job of stealing the iconic spare tire off the back of Jeep Wrangler and Liberty models throughout the city.


Nixa holds Easter egg hunt for adults

NIXA -- Easter egg hunts are common practice during the spring holiday -- but this year Nixa wanted to do something a little different. The Nixa Parks and Recreation Department hosted an Easter egg hunt for adults featuring cash prizes and even a $25 gift card. Throughout McCauley Park, teens and ad


Turn lanes: Nixa PD says you're doing it wrong

NIXA, Mo.-- Nixa PD says people won't stop using the town's center turn lanes incorrectly and now officers might have to start cracking down. Specifically, the department says, people are abusing the center turn lanes along highway 14, on Nicholas Road near the Nixa High School, and on Aldersgate ne


Easter egg cheesecake recipe: Perfect holiday treat

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Bunny Bites Cheesecake. 2 cups Golden OREO’s, Crushed 3 TBLS Butter, Melted. Stir all ingredients together and press into bottom and ½” up sides of a greased 9” springform pan. Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes. Cool.