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Missouri’s Cassville: The Midwest’s Trout Capital

Trout season is coming. And that’s a big deal in the city of Cassville, nestled deep in the Southwest corner of Missouri. The snowflakes of winter are replaced with banners welcoming fishermen to downtown Cassville each year in late February. One annual tradition is the coffee mug the local Chamber


Teacher Accused of Sex with a Student Surrenders

A Barry County teacher, accused of having sex with a student turned herself into the Barry County jail on Wednesday. 24-year-old Chelsie Leroy is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old boy on two occasions last September inside Southwest High School in Washburn.


Barry County Sheriff's Office searches for woman reported missing

EAGLE ROCK, Mo. -- The Barry County Sheriff's Office asks for your help to locate a woman reported missing. Deputies say Angelia Burns was last seen walking away from her home in Eagle Rock, Mo. on February 10. She lived in the Emo's subdivision.


Cannabis conundrum: Missouri banks already turning away marijuana-related businesses

ST CHARLES, Mo. — You work hard for your money, and when you put it in the bank you expect it to stay there. But what if your bank shut down your account with little to no warning?


FBI and DOJ investigating Missouri prison where workers are accused of sexual assault

Federal agencies are investigating a western Missouri women’s prison where current and former workers have been accused of sexually assaulting inmates. Karen Backues Keil is one of four women who have sued over the alleged abuse at Chillicothe Correctional Center. But court documents filed this mont


Trout season kicks off March 1 in Missouri

Missouri’s catch-and-keep trout fishing season officially begins at 6:30 a.m. March 1 at Roaring River State Park near Cassville, Missouri, Bennett Spring State Park near Lebanon and Montauk State Park near Salem, Missouri.


Man found in burning Missouri home had been reported missing

ST. LOUIS – Authorities say a man whose body was found last month in a burning St. Louis home had been missing since Christmas Eve. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that authorities identified the man Thursday as 26-year-old Chrishaun Hilliard. His body was found Jan. 17 in the back bedroom of th


Cassville couple faces drug charges

CASSVILLE, Mo. - The Ozark Drug Enforcement Team files charges against a former Cassville police officer and his wife. ODET detectives served a search warrant at 29 Sunset Drive in Cassville, Missouri last month (Jan. 2).


Man gets life for killing Missouri mom who made daughter fake illness

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. • A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to life in prison in the stabbing death of a Missouri woman who forced her daughter to use a wheelchair and to have unnecessary medical tests so she could collect gifts and charitable donations.


Sinkhole on Missouri St. in Evansville is growing, according to neighbors

A sinkhole on Missouri St. and Baker Ave. in Evansville is getting bigger, neighbors say. One resident in the area, Megan Smith, sent us pictures of the hole taken 10 days ago.


Barry County investigators asks for tips in armed robbery case

NEAR GOLDEN, Mo. -- The Barry County Sheriff's Office is seeking tips regarding an armed robbery. Deputies responded to the Viney Creek Store on Highway J near Golden on Monday around 1:35 p.m. Investigators say two men with masks and dressed in black displayed a knife to the cashier before taking h


Missouri woman admits getting payments for long-dead mother

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 68-year-old Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to receiving disability payments intended for her mother, who died nearly 50 years ago. Federal prosecutors say Marsha Gail Coy, of St. Peters, received more than $230,000 in the scheme. She pleaded guilty Thursday to bank fr


Somebody Discovered a Saturn Rocket Motor Just Sitting in a Missouri Junkyard

Whenever I drive past a junkyard, it’s always a struggle to keep my focus on driving and not crane my neck sideways to scrutinize every interesting bit of twisted metal rusting in the yard. Sometimes, though, that instinct can pay off in big, unexpected ways. Like how this guy happened to notice a r


Southeast Missouri could see severe weather Saturday; snow expected in far northwest Missouri (AUDIO)

The National Weather Service (NWS) in St. Louis says strong to severe thunderstorms are possible Saturday and Saturday night across parts of southeast Missouri. NWS meteorologist Melissa Byrd expects wind gusts of close to 40 miles per hour in places.


Missouri House passes bill to ignore mandatory sentencing laws

Mandatory sentencing: It provides clear directions for judges when they hand down punishment to convicted offenders. However, it has also been part of the reason for over-crowded prisons both in the Show-Me State and nationwide.


Aurora teen granted probation in meth trafficking case

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. — An Aurora teen pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges recently and received a suspended sentence with probation and a community service requirement. Zackery J. Carey, 18, pleaded guilty Feb. 13 in Lawrence County Circuit Court to counts of first-degree trafficking in drugs an


Number of Hate Groups in Missouri Rises

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The number of hate groups in Missouri is growing. That's according to new numbers from the Southern Poverty Law Center. The nonprofit group found 24 hate groups in Missouri in 2018.


Missouri bill could eliminate inspections for non-commercial vehicles

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Vehicle inspections could be a thing of the past for Missouri drivers, as some lawmakers want to do away with the requirement. At Sallas Auto Repair, they check parts around the wheel and tires. They even check the car for leaks. However, if Missouri lawmakers eliminate ins


Two injured in area crashes

A Shell Knob man suffered moderate injuries in a single-vehicle crash at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday on Missouri Highway 76 in the Lohmer community in Barry County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.


Missouri Hyperloop talk turns to motion sickness, comfort at high-speeds

With the feasibility of a high-speed Missouri Hyperloop route connecting Kansas City to St. Louis in about 30 minutes now established, the conversation has shifted tracks to ergonomics, said Diana Zhou.