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Charges filed after woman's body found near Fellows Lake

Joseph Ehlers, 35, was charged Thursday with abandonment of a corpse in connection with the death of 21-year-old Elisa Ferguson.

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-10-19 15:29:00

Aurora man receives probation for hitting ex-wife with truck

Michael F. O'Bryan, 59, pleaded guilty May 9 in Lawrence County Circuit Court to first-degree domestic assault in a plea deal dismissing a related count of armed criminal action.


Trash truck tipping triggers aid

Pierce City firefighters had an unusual call Wednesday afternoon of a trash truck on its side on Highway PP, just north of Farm Road 2220 in rural Pierce City. According to reports from the scene, the southbound driver found himself facing a northbound vehicle partly in his lane, and tried to move o

MONETT TIMES - 2018-10-20 05:00:00

Monett man hurt in Freistatt wreck

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, John Graessle, 28, of Monett, was driving a 2013 Lincoln MKZ southbound when his vehicle ran off the roadway, struck a culvert and overturned.

MONETT TIMES - 2018-10-20 05:00:00

Deputies find hundreds of marijuana plants on Greene County property

A tip about suspicious activity led to the bust, which took place in a rural area north of Ash Grove, the sheriff's office said

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-10-19 14:53:00

Springfield woman who killed husband with crowbar gets 7 years in plea deal. Here's why.

Jeanette Riddle, 47, was originally charged with second-degree murder after police say she fatally struck her husband with a crowbar, then slit her own wrists.

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-10-19 21:11:00

Cassville snaps Lamar's winning streak, claims Big 8 West title

CASSVILLE, Mo. — The McDonald's restaurant in Cassville was already quite noisy Friday night. When sophomore Drake Reese walked in, cheers broke out.

JOPLIN GLOBE - 2018-10-20 03:05:00

Stamps, Wolves answer call in victory at Aurora

Stamps rushed for 164 yards on 25 bruising carries against Aurora, scored on a 51-yard run and added a 93-yard kickoff return for another score, as the Wolves claimed a 27-17 victory to improve to 6-3 overall.

BRANSONTRILAKESNEWS.COM - 2018-10-20 04:53:00

Man Sentenced to Prison After Baby's Death in 2016

Joshua Jackson, 41, was charged with second-degree involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child.

OZARKS FIRST.COM - 2018-10-19 22:07:26

Stone County man charged with human trafficking

Kaleb Jon Clark Billings, 18, is in the Stone County jail after, deputies say, he tried to sell his girlfriend for sex on social media."The suspect Mr. Billings, who is in custody now, was trying to sell his girlfriend over an app on social media," Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said.Detectives say


Defense attorney questions if boxer dogs really killed Christian County man

The reports say investigators collected saliva samples from numerous animals, interviewed neighbors, examined Vogt's torn up clothing and eventually concluded a neighbor's boxer dogs were responsible for the attack.


Two arrested after being discovered in vacant home near Columbus

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Infant death case bound over to circuit court

A Crane woman accused of killing her infant son last year has seen her case bound over to circuit court.Dakota Cheyenne Moore, 19, is accused of causing her son’s death Sept. 12, 2017. When Stone County deputies arrived at the home on Maud Street in Crane, according to a probable cause statement, th


Pyramid Foods announces the closing of a Springfield Price Cutter store

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Edited News Release) --Pyramid Foods announced Thursday it will close a Price Cutter store in north Springfield.The store is located at 1901 East Division. It will officially close October 30. Pyramid Foods tells KY3 News it will relocate its employees to other locations across Spr


Charges dismissed against last defendant in State Line Road robbery case

Jessica M. Knighton, 26, of Galena, Kansas, was scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Jasper County Circuit Court on charges of robbery, burglary and assault. The charges were dismissed at the request of the prosecutor's office because of an inability to locate the alleged victim to arrange for his

JOPLIN GLOBE - 2018-10-19 02:35:11

Man drowns in Lake of the Ozarks after falling out of boat

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. (AP) —Authorities say a man has drowned after falling out of a fishing boat in the Lake of the Ozarks.The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victim as 78-year-old Ronald Miller, of Fenton. The patrol says he was in the boat with another 78-year-old man when he fell out Wed


Alleged suicidal driver granted probation with restitution order

Sherry A. Gould, 54, of New Town, North Dakota, pleaded guilty Oct. 9 in Lawrence County Circuit Court to a felony count of property damage in a plea agreement dismissing a count of first-degree assault.


Flames shoot out of house in central Springfield

Emergency personnel responded to a house fire at the corner of Nichols Street and Douglas Avenue just after 1 p.m. Wednesday.A News-Leader photographer on scene witnessed flames shooting from the windows of the house as firefighters attempted to put out the blaze.After 1:30 p.m., it appeared the fir


Abandoned vehicle crashed in ditch connected to man detained with injuries says JPD

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Construction worker injured after struck by driver near Branson, Mo.

NEAR BRANSON, Mo. --A road construction worker suffered serious injuries after he was hit on the job near Branson.Officers responded to the pedestrian crash at East Highway 76 and Indian Ridge. The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. Investigators have not released the name of the victim.Emergency c